The first table below looks at the demand for Computer Security skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Security over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 858 823 892
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +69
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 61 51 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.046% 0.016%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.063% 0.058% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 38 37 6
Average salary £61,250 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+75.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £27,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £98,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £33,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +4.76%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
97295 87643 96229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.35% 78.82% 76.56%
Number of salaries quoted 78124 71880 81781
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%

Computer Security
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Computer Security within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Computer Security Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Computer Security
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Computer Security within the UK.

Computer Security Salary Trend in the UK

Computer Security
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Computer Security over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 within the UK.

Computer Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Computer Security
Top 21 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Security within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -15 61 £61,250 +75.00% 4
London -40 27 £70,000 +30.23% 3
South East -16 21 £31,000 -3.12%
Oxford +4 11 - -
Oxfordshire -5 11 - -
Berkshire - 10 £31,000 -
East of England -14 8 £65,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 8 £65,000 - 1
Reading - 5 £31,000 -
City of London -14 4 £56,250 +36.36%
Watford - 4 - - 1
Newbury - 3 £55,000 -
North West +2 2 £50,500 +225.80%
Chester - 2 £50,500 -
Leeds - 2 £55,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £50,500 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £55,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £55,000 -
Bristol - 1 £40,000 -
Docklands, London - 1 £53,500 -
South West - 1 £40,000 -

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Computer Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Security.

1 71 (56.80%) Linux
2 61 (48.80%) Management Information System
3 52 (41.60%) Information Security
3 52 (41.60%) Windows
4 49 (39.20%) CISSP
5 41 (32.80%) SIEM
6 35 (28.00%) Open Source
6 35 (28.00%) ITIL
6 35 (28.00%) MS Excel
7 33 (26.40%) Microsoft
8 30 (24.00%) TCP/IP
9 29 (23.20%) Business Continuity
9 29 (23.20%) BCP
9 29 (23.20%) Firewall
9 29 (23.20%) Business Continuity Planning
10 28 (22.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 25 (20.00%) Degree
12 24 (19.20%) Stress Testing
12 24 (19.20%) Asset Management
12 24 (19.20%) CISA
13 22 (17.60%) Incident Management
13 22 (17.60%) Time Management
13 22 (17.60%) Security Cleared
14 21 (16.80%) DV Cleared
14 21 (16.80%) QA
15 20 (16.00%) Use Case
16 19 (15.20%) PCI DSS
16 19 (15.20%) Intrusion Detection
16 19 (15.20%) GCIH
16 19 (15.20%) GCFA

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Computer Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.20%) Apache
2 2 (1.60%) nginx
2 2 (1.60%) lighttpd
2 2 (1.60%) IIS
3 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.80%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.80%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (28.00%) MS Excel
2 14 (11.20%) MS Office
3 4 (3.20%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (24.00%) TCP/IP
2 29 (23.20%) Firewall
3 19 (15.20%) Intrusion Detection
4 14 (11.20%) Network Security
5 12 (9.60%) DNS
6 8 (6.40%) SNMP
7 7 (5.60%) Wireshark
7 7 (5.60%) HTTP
7 7 (5.60%) SMTP
8 5 (4.00%) 4G
9 4 (3.20%) Internet
10 3 (2.40%) WAN
11 2 (1.60%) DHCP
11 2 (1.60%) LAN
11 2 (1.60%) VoIP
11 2 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.80%) AMQP
12 1 (0.80%) TACACS
12 1 (0.80%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.80%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.20%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.60%) MySQL
3 2 (1.60%) Redis
3 2 (1.60%) DB2
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.80%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
General
1 19 (15.20%) Finance
2 15 (12.00%) Legal
3 5 (4.00%) Marketing
4 4 (3.20%) Retail
4 4 (3.20%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.40%) Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (22.40%) Linux Engineer
2 26 (20.80%) Consultant
3 17 (13.60%) Analyst
4 12 (9.60%) Security Analyst
4 12 (9.60%) Security Manager
5 9 (7.20%) Security Engineer
6 7 (5.60%) Information Security Analyst
6 7 (5.60%) SQL Server DBA
6 7 (5.60%) Team Leader
6 7 (5.60%) Information Analyst
6 7 (5.60%) SQL DBA
6 7 (5.60%) DBA
7 4 (3.20%) Technical Manager
8 3 (2.40%) Security Specialist
8 3 (2.40%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (2.40%) Administrator
8 3 (2.40%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (2.40%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (2.40%) IT Security Analyst
8 3 (2.40%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.00%) .NET
2 8 (6.40%) HTML
3 2 (1.60%) Memcached
3 2 (1.60%) LAMP
3 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.80%) Web Services
4 1 (0.80%) XML
4 1 (0.80%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.80%) Middleware
4 1 (0.80%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.80%) Java EE
4 1 (0.80%) J2EE
4 1 (0.80%) MapReduce
4 1 (0.80%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 61 (48.80%) Management Information System
2 35 (28.00%) Open Source
3 11 (8.80%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.40%) Cryptography
5 4 (3.20%) AS400
5 4 (3.20%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.60%) CESG
7 1 (0.80%) NHS
7 1 (0.80%) RMADS
7 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.80%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.80%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.80%) SecurID
7 1 (0.80%) Ontologies
7 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 71 (56.80%) Linux
2 52 (41.60%) Windows
3 16 (12.80%) UNIX
4 13 (10.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (5.60%) Windows 7
5 7 (5.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.60%) Mac OS X
5 7 (5.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.20%) AIX
7 2 (1.60%) CentOS
7 2 (1.60%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (41.60%) Information Security
2 41 (32.80%) SIEM
3 35 (28.00%) ITIL
4 29 (23.20%) BCP
4 29 (23.20%) Business Continuity
4 29 (23.20%) Business Continuity Planning
5 28 (22.40%) Disaster Recovery
6 24 (19.20%) Asset Management
6 24 (19.20%) Stress Testing
7 22 (17.60%) Time Management
7 22 (17.60%) Incident Management
8 20 (16.00%) Use Case
9 19 (15.20%) Network Architecture
9 19 (15.20%) Root Cause Analysis
9 19 (15.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (8.80%) Security Management
10 11 (8.80%) Information Security Management
11 9 (7.20%) Computer Forensics
11 9 (7.20%) Change Control
11 9 (7.20%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.00%) Perl
1 15 (12.00%) SQL
2 10 (8.00%) Java
3 9 (7.20%) Python
3 9 (7.20%) PHP
4 8 (6.40%) Ruby
5 5 (4.00%) Bash Shell
5 5 (4.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.80%) VB
6 1 (0.80%) C#
6 1 (0.80%) C++
6 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 49 (39.20%) CISSP
2 25 (20.00%) Degree
3 24 (19.20%) CISA
4 22 (17.60%) Security Cleared
5 21 (16.80%) DV Cleared
6 19 (15.20%) GCIH
6 19 (15.20%) GCFA
6 19 (15.20%) GCIA
7 11 (8.80%) CISM
7 11 (8.80%) GIAC
8 7 (5.60%) SSCP
8 7 (5.60%) CEH
9 6 (4.80%) GSEC
10 5 (4.00%) EnCE
11 1 (0.80%) CCNP
11 1 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.80%) QA
2 19 (15.20%) PCI DSS
3 10 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (5.60%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 7 (5.60%) SLA
4 7 (5.60%) BS7799
4 7 (5.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.80%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.60%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.80%) SpamAssassin
2 1 (0.80%) Varnish
2 1 (0.80%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (7.20%) SCOM
2 7 (5.60%) Puppet
2 7 (5.60%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.20%) ZABBIX
4 3 (2.40%) Cacti
4 3 (2.40%) OpenView
5 2 (1.60%) Nagios
5 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (1.60%) Munin
5 2 (1.60%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 33 (26.40%) Microsoft
2 19 (15.20%) CA
3 18 (14.40%) Oracle
4 13 (10.40%) ArcSight
5 8 (6.40%) Red Hat
6 7 (5.60%) Apple
6 7 (5.60%) Tripwire
6 7 (5.60%) Sourcefire
7 4 (3.20%) Cisco
8 3 (2.40%) VMware
9 2 (1.60%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.60%) McAfee
9 2 (1.60%) Sophos
9 2 (1.60%) EMC
10 1 (0.80%) Citrix
10 1 (0.80%) Juniper
10 1 (0.80%) Serena
10 1 (0.80%) Teradata
10 1 (0.80%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.80%) JBoss
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per day + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TK Maxx
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Watford
IT HR
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago