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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 829 878 819
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -59
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 73 60 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.051% 0.060%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.078% 0.061% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 44 44 38
Average salary £50,000 £57,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% -4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,154 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £70,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £57,500 £30,250
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +90.08%

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
93605 97685 87746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.58% 82.72% 80.80%
Number of salaries quoted 76475 79074 72329
Average salary £50,000 £48,558 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.96% +6.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +22 54 £50,000 -14.89% 15
London +24 29 £85,000 +47.82% 5
County Antrim - 10 £50,000 -
Belfast - 10 £50,000 -
Northern Ireland - 10 £50,000 -
West Midlands -5 7 £50,000 +58.73%
Coventry - 7 £50,000 -
Scotland +3 5 £47,500 +5.55% 4
North West -8 4 £38,750 -35.41% 5
South East +10 3 £24,000 -22.58% 4
East of England +3 3 £60,000 -7.69%
South West -3 3 £38,750 +3.33%
Bristol -18 3 £38,750 +3.33%
Chesterfield - 3 £39,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 3 £47,500 - 4
Derbyshire - 3 £39,000 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £39,000 - 1
Leeds +5 2 £35,000 -34.88%
West Yorkshire +4 2 £35,000 -34.88%
Glasgow +3 2 - -
Yorkshire 0 2 £35,000 -26.31%
Hertfordshire -2 2 £60,000 -7.69%
Cheshire -8 2 - - 1
Manchester - 2 £38,750 - 4
Stevenage - 2 £60,000 -
Warrington - 2 - - 1
Guildford - 2 £24,000 -
Surrey - 2 £24,000 -
Oxfordshire +5 1 £35,514 - 2
Oxford -1 1 £35,514 - 2

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 64 (47.76%) Degree
2 47 (35.07%) Windows
3 43 (32.09%) CISSP
4 38 (28.36%) Linux
4 38 (28.36%) Information Security
5 34 (25.37%) Firewall
6 32 (23.88%) Intrusion Detection
7 31 (23.13%) Management Information System
8 30 (22.39%) Computer Science
9 29 (21.64%) UNIX
9 29 (21.64%) Cyber Security
10 28 (20.90%) Java
11 26 (19.40%) Microsoft
12 22 (16.42%) Network Security
12 22 (16.42%) Mentoring
13 21 (15.67%) CISM
14 19 (14.18%) Finance
14 19 (14.18%) C++
14 19 (14.18%) SIEM
15 18 (13.43%) Vulnerability Management
15 18 (13.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 18 (13.43%) GCIH
16 17 (12.69%) Cisco
16 17 (12.69%) Mac OS X
17 16 (11.94%) Android
18 15 (11.19%) MS Excel
18 15 (11.19%) Penetration Testing
18 15 (11.19%) Snort
18 15 (11.19%) Software Engineering
19 14 (10.45%) OO

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 6 (4.48%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (3.73%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.24%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.24%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.49%) Lync
4 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.49%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (11.19%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.99%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.49%) MS Project
3 2 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.75%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (4.48%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (25.37%) Firewall
2 32 (23.88%) Intrusion Detection
3 22 (16.42%) Network Security
4 12 (8.96%) NFC
4 12 (8.96%) Bluetooth
5 11 (8.21%) TCP/IP
5 11 (8.21%) Wireless
6 10 (7.46%) VPN
7 8 (5.97%) Internet
8 7 (5.22%) LDAP
8 7 (5.22%) Wireless Security
8 7 (5.22%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (4.48%) RFID
9 6 (4.48%) DNS
10 5 (3.73%) tcpdump
11 4 (2.99%) VoIP
11 4 (2.99%) IPsec
12 3 (2.24%) Wireshark
12 3 (2.24%) SAN
12 3 (2.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.21%) Big Data
2 7 (5.22%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.48%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (4.48%) NoSQL
3 6 (4.48%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.99%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.24%) DB2
5 3 (2.24%) MySQL
6 1 (0.75%) MS Access
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.22%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.75%) Subversion
2 1 (0.75%) Maven
2 1 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 19 (14.18%) Finance
2 14 (10.45%) Electronics
3 7 (5.22%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.73%) Legal
4 5 (3.73%) Banking
5 4 (2.99%) Law
6 3 (2.24%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.24%) Military
6 3 (2.24%) Retail
6 3 (2.24%) Russian Language
7 2 (1.49%) Marketing
7 2 (1.49%) Games
8 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (26.87%) Analyst
2 28 (20.90%) Security Analyst
3 16 (11.94%) Developer
4 15 (11.19%) C++ Developer
5 14 (10.45%) Security Engineer
6 11 (8.21%) Operations Analyst
6 11 (8.21%) Security Specialist
6 11 (8.21%) Software Engineer
6 11 (8.21%) Consultant
7 10 (7.46%) Security Operations Analyst
8 9 (6.72%) Security Manager
9 8 (5.97%) Junior
10 6 (4.48%) Junior Developer
10 6 (4.48%) Lead Software Engineer
11 5 (3.73%) Junior C++ Developer
11 5 (3.73%) Graduate
12 4 (2.99%) Management Consultant
12 4 (2.99%) Senior Consultant
12 4 (2.99%) Principal Consultant
12 4 (2.99%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.22%) Web Services
2 6 (4.48%) MFC
3 3 (2.24%) Spring
4 2 (1.49%) HTML
5 1 (0.75%) COM
5 1 (0.75%) CGI
5 1 (0.75%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (23.13%) Management Information System
2 30 (22.39%) Computer Science
3 12 (8.96%) Smartcard
3 12 (8.96%) Embedded Systems
4 11 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (6.72%) User Experience
6 6 (4.48%) Cryptography
7 4 (2.99%) PKI
7 4 (2.99%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (2.99%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.24%) Mainframe
8 3 (2.24%) Algorithms
8 3 (2.24%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.24%) iPhone
8 3 (2.24%) Mathematics
8 3 (2.24%) Smartphone
8 3 (2.24%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.49%) DTV
9 2 (1.49%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 47 (35.07%) Windows
2 38 (28.36%) Linux
3 29 (21.64%) UNIX
4 17 (12.69%) Mac OS X
5 16 (11.94%) Android
6 13 (9.70%) Apple iOS
7 6 (4.48%) Windows Phone
8 5 (3.73%) Solaris
9 3 (2.24%) VMS
9 3 (2.24%) NetWare
9 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.24%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.75%) Fedora
10 1 (0.75%) CentOS
10 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (28.36%) Information Security
2 29 (21.64%) Cyber Security
3 22 (16.42%) Mentoring
4 19 (14.18%) SIEM
5 18 (13.43%) Vulnerability Management
6 15 (11.19%) Software Engineering
6 15 (11.19%) Penetration Testing
7 14 (10.45%) Security Management
7 14 (10.45%) ITIL
7 14 (10.45%) OO
8 13 (9.70%) Computer Forensics
9 12 (8.96%) Reverse Engineering
10 11 (8.21%) Security Architecture
10 11 (8.21%) Incident Management
11 10 (7.46%) Digital Forensics
11 10 (7.46%) Open Source
11 10 (7.46%) SOA
12 9 (6.72%) Risk Management
12 9 (6.72%) Analytics
12 9 (6.72%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.90%) Java
2 19 (14.18%) C++
3 11 (8.21%) SQL
3 11 (8.21%) C
4 8 (5.97%) Python
5 7 (5.22%) Ruby
6 6 (4.48%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.24%) C#
7 3 (2.24%) Erlang
7 3 (2.24%) Rust
8 2 (1.49%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.49%) PHP
9 1 (0.75%) VBA
9 1 (0.75%) Perl
9 1 (0.75%) Scala
9 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 64 (47.76%) Degree
2 43 (32.09%) CISSP
3 21 (15.67%) CISM
4 18 (13.43%) GCIH
5 13 (9.70%) CISA
5 13 (9.70%) Security Cleared
6 10 (7.46%) GIAC
7 9 (6.72%) SC Cleared
8 7 (5.22%) CRISC
9 5 (3.73%) EnCE
9 5 (3.73%) CISMP
10 4 (2.99%) CEH
10 4 (2.99%) PCI QSA
10 4 (2.99%) GCIA
10 4 (2.99%) PhD
11 3 (2.24%) CCNA
11 3 (2.24%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (2.24%) MCSE
11 3 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (9.70%) PCI DSS
3 8 (5.97%) COBIT
4 4 (2.99%) FISMA
5 2 (1.49%) QA
5 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (1.49%) ISO 9000
5 2 (1.49%) SLA
5 2 (1.49%) BS7799
5 2 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (11.19%) Snort
2 8 (5.97%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.24%) ISA Server
3 3 (2.24%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.24%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (1.49%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.22%) Nessus
1 7 (5.22%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (2.99%) Nmap
2 4 (2.99%) CORE IMPACT
3 3 (2.24%) MOM
4 2 (1.49%) Nagios
4 2 (1.49%) Cacti
4 2 (1.49%) Puppet
4 2 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.75%) Munin
5 1 (0.75%) OpenView
5 1 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (19.40%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.69%) Cisco
3 12 (8.96%) McAfee
4 9 (6.72%) ArcSight
4 9 (6.72%) Rapid7
5 7 (5.22%) Citrix
6 6 (4.48%) Juniper
6 6 (4.48%) Splunk
7 5 (3.73%) Dell
7 5 (3.73%) Oracle
8 4 (2.99%) SAP
8 4 (2.99%) HP
8 4 (2.99%) VMware
8 4 (2.99%) Blue Coat
8 4 (2.99%) LogRhythm
8 4 (2.99%) Acunetix
9 3 (2.24%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.24%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.24%) Novell
9 3 (2.24%) EMC
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Salary: £40,000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Salary: From £31,342 - £39,685 per annum plus excellent benefits
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Salary: £42840 - £50400 per annum
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Salary: From £31,342 - £39,685 per annum plus excellent benefits
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Salary: Competitive
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Salary: Competitive
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