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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 841 847 888
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +41
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 62 44 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.040% 0.015%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.065% 0.051% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 39 33 6
Average salary £60,000 £42,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £100,000 £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
95560 86985 95494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.31% 78.74% 76.60%
Number of salaries quoted 76807 71321 81167
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 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%

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 24 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 24 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 -9 62 £60,000 +71.42% 4
London -37 26 £70,000 +30.23% 3
South East -6 20 £31,000 -
Oxfordshire +1 11 - -
Oxford - 11 - -
East of England -15 10 £65,000 -
Hertfordshire - 10 £65,000 -
Berkshire - 9 £31,000 -
City of London -12 4 £56,250 +36.36%
Reading - 4 £31,000 -
Watford - 4 - -
North West +10 3 £40,000 +158.06%
Cheshire - 3 £40,000 -
Newbury - 3 £55,000 -
Chester - 3 £40,000 -
Leeds - 2 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £55,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £55,000 -
Bristol - 1 £40,000 -
Docklands, London - 1 £53,500 -
South West - 1 £40,000 - 1

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 69 (55.65%) Linux
2 59 (47.58%) Management Information System
3 53 (42.74%) Windows
4 50 (40.32%) Information Security
5 48 (38.71%) CISSP
6 41 (33.06%) SIEM
7 36 (29.03%) MS Excel
8 35 (28.23%) Open Source
9 34 (27.42%) ITIL
9 34 (27.42%) Microsoft
10 31 (25.00%) TCP/IP
11 29 (23.39%) BCP
11 29 (23.39%) Business Continuity
11 29 (23.39%) Business Continuity Planning
12 28 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
12 28 (22.58%) Firewall
13 25 (20.16%) CISA
14 24 (19.35%) Asset Management
14 24 (19.35%) Stress Testing
15 23 (18.55%) Time Management
15 23 (18.55%) Incident Management
16 22 (17.74%) Degree
17 21 (16.94%) QA
18 20 (16.13%) Use Case
18 20 (16.13%) Root Cause Analysis
18 20 (16.13%) Network Architecture
18 20 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
18 20 (16.13%) CA
19 19 (15.32%) Finance
19 19 (15.32%) Security Cleared

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 5 (4.03%) Apache
2 3 (2.42%) IIS
3 2 (1.61%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.61%) nginx
3 2 (1.61%) lighttpd
4 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (29.03%) MS Excel
2 14 (11.29%) MS Office
3 4 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 28 (22.58%) Firewall
3 19 (15.32%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (9.68%) Network Security
4 12 (9.68%) DNS
5 8 (6.45%) SNMP
6 7 (5.65%) HTTP
6 7 (5.65%) SMTP
7 6 (4.84%) Wireshark
8 5 (4.03%) 4G
9 4 (3.23%) Internet
10 3 (2.42%) WAN
11 2 (1.61%) DHCP
11 2 (1.61%) LAN
11 2 (1.61%) VoIP
11 2 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.81%) AMQP
12 1 (0.81%) SAN
12 1 (0.81%) TACACS
12 1 (0.81%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.87%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.42%) MySQL
4 2 (1.61%) DB2
4 2 (1.61%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.61%) Redis
4 2 (1.61%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 19 (15.32%) Finance
2 15 (12.10%) Legal
3 5 (4.03%) Marketing
4 4 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.23%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.23%) Retail
5 3 (2.42%) Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (22.58%) Linux Engineer
2 26 (20.97%) Consultant
3 17 (13.71%) Analyst
4 13 (10.48%) Security Manager
5 11 (8.87%) Security Analyst
6 9 (7.26%) Security Engineer
7 6 (4.84%) DBA
7 6 (4.84%) SQL Server DBA
7 6 (4.84%) Information Security Analyst
7 6 (4.84%) Team Leader
7 6 (4.84%) Information Analyst
7 6 (4.84%) SQL DBA
8 5 (4.03%) Technical Manager
9 4 (3.23%) Information Manager
9 4 (3.23%) Information Security Manager
10 3 (2.42%) Linux Administrator
10 3 (2.42%) IT Security Analyst
10 3 (2.42%) Security Officer
10 3 (2.42%) Security Advisor
10 3 (2.42%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.26%) .NET
2 7 (5.65%) HTML
3 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.61%) LAMP
3 2 (1.61%) MapReduce
3 2 (1.61%) Memcached
4 1 (0.81%) jQuery
4 1 (0.81%) Java EE
4 1 (0.81%) MCollective
4 1 (0.81%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.81%) XML
4 1 (0.81%) J2EE
4 1 (0.81%) Middleware
4 1 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 59 (47.58%) Management Information System
2 35 (28.23%) Open Source
3 10 (8.06%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.45%) Cryptography
5 4 (3.23%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.23%) AS400
6 3 (2.42%) CESG
7 2 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.81%) RMADS
8 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.81%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 69 (55.65%) Linux
2 53 (42.74%) Windows
3 16 (12.90%) UNIX
4 13 (10.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.65%) Windows 7
5 7 (5.65%) Mac OS X
5 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.23%) AIX
7 2 (1.61%) Fedora
7 2 (1.61%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (40.32%) Information Security
2 41 (33.06%) SIEM
3 34 (27.42%) ITIL
4 29 (23.39%) BCP
4 29 (23.39%) Business Continuity
4 29 (23.39%) Business Continuity Planning
5 28 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 24 (19.35%) Asset Management
6 24 (19.35%) Stress Testing
7 23 (18.55%) Time Management
7 23 (18.55%) Incident Management
8 20 (16.13%) Use Case
8 20 (16.13%) Root Cause Analysis
8 20 (16.13%) Network Architecture
8 20 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (8.87%) Risk Management
10 10 (8.06%) Security Management
10 10 (8.06%) Information Security Management
11 9 (7.26%) Cyber Security
11 9 (7.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.10%) SQL
2 14 (11.29%) Perl
3 10 (8.06%) Java
4 9 (7.26%) PHP
5 8 (6.45%) Python
6 7 (5.65%) Ruby
7 5 (4.03%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.03%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.81%) C++
8 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 48 (38.71%) CISSP
2 25 (20.16%) CISA
3 22 (17.74%) Degree
4 19 (15.32%) Security Cleared
5 18 (14.52%) DV Cleared
6 16 (12.90%) GCIH
6 16 (12.90%) GCFA
6 16 (12.90%) GCIA
7 11 (8.87%) CISM
8 10 (8.06%) GIAC
9 7 (5.65%) CEH
9 7 (5.65%) SSCP
10 5 (4.03%) EnCE
10 5 (4.03%) GSEC
11 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.81%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.94%) QA
2 18 (14.52%) PCI DSS
3 10 (8.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (5.65%) BS7799
4 7 (5.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 7 (5.65%) SLA
4 7 (5.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.81%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.61%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.81%) Varnish
2 1 (0.81%) SpamAssassin
2 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (6.45%) SCOM
2 7 (5.65%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (5.65%) Puppet
3 4 (3.23%) ZABBIX
4 3 (2.42%) Cacti
4 3 (2.42%) OpenView
5 2 (1.61%) Nagios
5 2 (1.61%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.61%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (1.61%) Munin
Vendors
1 34 (27.42%) Microsoft
2 20 (16.13%) CA
3 17 (13.71%) Oracle
4 12 (9.68%) ArcSight
5 8 (6.45%) Red Hat
6 7 (5.65%) Sourcefire
6 7 (5.65%) Tripwire
6 7 (5.65%) Apple
7 4 (3.23%) Cisco
8 3 (2.42%) VMware
9 2 (1.61%) EMC
9 2 (1.61%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.61%) McAfee
9 2 (1.61%) Sophos
9 2 (1.61%) Tableau
10 1 (0.81%) Riverbed
10 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.81%) Terracotta
10 1 (0.81%) Serena
10 1 (0.81%) Teradata
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