The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 841 869 822
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -47
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 62 59 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.051% 0.061%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.067% 0.062% 0.076%
Number of salaries quoted 53 35 47
Average salary £41,000 £62,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.40% +47.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,000 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £31,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -4.61%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
92059 95447 88938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.18% 82.31% 80.08%
Number of salaries quoted 74661 76531 73298
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +6.25%

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 1 April 2015 within the UK.

Computer Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Computer Security
Top 30 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 1 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +35 60 £41,000 -34.40% 10
London -16 26 £50,000 -28.57% 5
South East -12 22 £37,820 +22.00% 1
Surrey - 10 £40,000 -
Guildford - 10 £40,000 -
Hampshire - 6 £50,000 -
City of London +13 4 £72,500 +26.08%
Yorkshire +7 4 £42,500 -22.72%
Oxfordshire +1 4 £28,500 -
Aldershot - 4 £50,000 -
East of England +16 3 £55,000 -
North West +11 3 £37,500 +4.16% 1
Cheshire +2 2 £37,500 +4.16%
South West -17 2 £80,000 +100.00% 1
Scotland - 2 £40,000 - 1
Glasgow - 2 £40,000 - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £47,500 -
Warrington - 2 £37,500 -
Leeds +4 1 £27,500 -50.00%
Bristol -1 1 £100,000 +150.00%
Oxford -5 1 £35,641 -
West Yorkshire -8 1 £27,500 -50.00%
Reading -16 1 - - 1
Berkshire -17 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £62,500 -
Sheffield - 1 £55,000 -
Winchester - 1 £57,500 -
Cambridge - 1 £62,500 -
Fareham - 1 £27,500 -
Liverpool - 1 - - 1

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 50 (44.25%) Degree
2 35 (30.97%) Information Security
3 31 (27.43%) Windows
4 30 (26.55%) Firewall
5 29 (25.66%) Computer Science
6 27 (23.89%) Java
6 27 (23.89%) Finance
7 23 (20.35%) Management Information System
8 22 (19.47%) Linux
9 21 (18.58%) Cyber Security
10 20 (17.70%) Microsoft
11 19 (16.81%) Intrusion Detection
12 17 (15.04%) Network Security
13 16 (14.16%) CISSP
14 14 (12.39%) C++
14 14 (12.39%) Penetration Testing
14 14 (12.39%) Open Source
15 13 (11.50%) Electronics
16 12 (10.62%) ITIL
16 12 (10.62%) Active Directory
16 12 (10.62%) Nessus
16 12 (10.62%) CEH
16 12 (10.62%) Metasploit
16 12 (10.62%) Digital Forensics
17 11 (9.73%) Ethical Hacking
17 11 (9.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 11 (9.73%) Android
17 11 (9.73%) Apple iOS
17 11 (9.73%) Vulnerability Management
18 10 (8.85%) UNIX

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 (3.54%) Apache
2 3 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.65%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.77%) Lync
3 2 (1.77%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.77%) IIS
4 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (7.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.65%) MS Office
3 2 (1.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.88%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (26.55%) Firewall
2 19 (16.81%) Intrusion Detection
3 17 (15.04%) Network Security
4 10 (8.85%) NFC
4 10 (8.85%) Bluetooth
4 10 (8.85%) TCP/IP
5 9 (7.96%) LDAP
6 6 (5.31%) RFID
7 5 (4.42%) DNS
8 4 (3.54%) SAN
8 4 (3.54%) Wireshark
8 4 (3.54%) tcpdump
9 3 (2.65%) Internet
9 3 (2.65%) DHCP
9 3 (2.65%) VPN
10 2 (1.77%) LAN
10 2 (1.77%) VoIP
10 2 (1.77%) WAN
10 2 (1.77%) Wireless
11 1 (0.88%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.77%) Hadoop
1 2 (1.77%) Big Data
1 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.88%) MySQL
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (10.62%) Metasploit
2 3 (2.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.65%) Subversion
2 3 (2.65%) Maven
2 3 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.77%) Jenkins
General
1 27 (23.89%) Finance
2 13 (11.50%) Electronics
3 10 (8.85%) Telecoms
4 7 (6.19%) Legal
5 5 (4.42%) Law
5 5 (4.42%) Banking
5 5 (4.42%) Retail
6 3 (2.65%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.65%) Marketing
6 3 (2.65%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.88%) Games
7 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.88%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 23 (20.35%) Analyst
2 20 (17.70%) Security Analyst
3 12 (10.62%) Graduate
4 10 (8.85%) Tester
4 10 (8.85%) Developer
4 10 (8.85%) C++ Developer
4 10 (8.85%) Penetration Tester
4 10 (8.85%) Ethical Hacker
5 9 (7.96%) Security Specialist
6 8 (7.08%) Architect
6 8 (7.08%) Security Manager
7 7 (6.19%) Security Officer
7 7 (6.19%) Operations Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Consultant
8 6 (5.31%) Security Operations Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Information Security Officer
9 5 (4.42%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Incident Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Firewall Support
9 5 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.08%) Spring
2 6 (5.31%) MFC
3 3 (2.65%) LAMP
4 2 (1.77%) .NET
4 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.77%) Web Services
5 1 (0.88%) CGI
5 1 (0.88%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.66%) Computer Science
2 23 (20.35%) Management Information System
3 14 (12.39%) Open Source
4 10 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.85%) Smartcard
4 10 (8.85%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (7.08%) Mobile App
6 6 (5.31%) Mathematics
7 5 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (4.42%) Cryptography
8 4 (3.54%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.77%) DTV
9 2 (1.77%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.77%) Clustering
9 2 (1.77%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (1.77%) Derivative
9 2 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.88%) Blog
10 1 (0.88%) RMADS
10 1 (0.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (27.43%) Windows
2 22 (19.47%) Linux
3 11 (9.73%) Android
3 11 (9.73%) Apple iOS
4 10 (8.85%) UNIX
5 7 (6.19%) Mac OS X
6 6 (5.31%) Windows Phone
7 4 (3.54%) Solaris
8 3 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.88%) VMS
9 1 (0.88%) NetWare
9 1 (0.88%) Fedora
9 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.97%) Information Security
2 21 (18.58%) Cyber Security
3 14 (12.39%) Penetration Testing
4 12 (10.62%) ITIL
4 12 (10.62%) Digital Forensics
5 11 (9.73%) Vulnerability Management
5 11 (9.73%) Ethical Hacking
6 10 (8.85%) Content Management
6 10 (8.85%) Reverse Engineering
7 9 (7.96%) Security Architecture
7 9 (7.96%) Mentoring
8 8 (7.08%) Software Engineering
8 8 (7.08%) SOA
9 7 (6.19%) Change Management
9 7 (6.19%) Incident Management
9 7 (6.19%) Network Architecture
10 6 (5.31%) Android Development
10 6 (5.31%) iOS Development
10 6 (5.31%) Data Security
10 6 (5.31%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.89%) Java
2 14 (12.39%) C++
3 6 (5.31%) PHP
4 5 (4.42%) SQL
5 4 (3.54%) Python
6 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.65%) Ruby
6 3 (2.65%) Erlang
6 3 (2.65%) Perl
6 3 (2.65%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.65%) Rust
7 2 (1.77%) C
7 2 (1.77%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 50 (44.25%) Degree
2 16 (14.16%) CISSP
3 12 (10.62%) CEH
4 9 (7.96%) GCIH
4 9 (7.96%) CISA
4 9 (7.96%) CISM
5 7 (6.19%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.42%) CRISC
7 4 (3.54%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.54%) PhD
8 3 (2.65%) GCIA
9 2 (1.77%) GSEC
9 2 (1.77%) CISMP
9 2 (1.77%) GIAC
10 1 (0.88%) CCNA
10 1 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.88%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (0.88%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (7.08%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.42%) QA
4 4 (3.54%) COBIT
5 3 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 3 (2.65%) BS7799
5 3 (2.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.77%) ISO 9000
6 2 (1.77%) SLA
6 2 (1.77%) FISMA
System Software
1 12 (10.62%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.96%) Snort
3 6 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.65%) XenApp
4 3 (2.65%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.77%) Docker
5 2 (1.77%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.88%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.88%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 12 (10.62%) Nessus
2 4 (3.54%) Cacti
2 4 (3.54%) Nagios
2 4 (3.54%) Puppet
2 4 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.65%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (2.65%) ZABBIX
3 3 (2.65%) OpenView
3 3 (2.65%) Munin
4 2 (1.77%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (1.77%) Nmap
4 2 (1.77%) Salt
5 1 (0.88%) MOM
5 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (17.70%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.85%) Cisco
3 7 (6.19%) VMware
3 7 (6.19%) Splunk
4 6 (5.31%) Citrix
5 4 (3.54%) HP
5 4 (3.54%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.65%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.65%) LogRhythm
6 3 (2.65%) Dell
6 3 (2.65%) Juniper
7 2 (1.77%) SAP
7 2 (1.77%) ArcSight
7 2 (1.77%) Tableau
7 2 (1.77%) Trustwave
7 2 (1.77%) Blue Coat
7 2 (1.77%) IronPort
7 2 (1.77%) Acunetix
8 1 (0.88%) Sun
8 1 (0.88%) Novell
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