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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 825 891 834
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -57
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 90 41 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.035% 0.052%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.097% 0.042% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 57 32 28
Average salary £47,500 £56,250 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.55% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £37,650 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £102,000 £67,500 £88,250
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £52,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +31.25%

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
92977 96911 88131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.84% 82.75% 81.01%
Number of salaries quoted 76104 78052 72123
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,699
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.42%

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 30 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 30 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 +66 66 £40,000 -30.43% 18
London +46 31 £55,000 -4.34% 5
Scotland +17 11 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Northern Ireland - 9 £50,000 -
Edinburgh - 9 £47,500 - 4
County Antrim - 9 £50,000 -
Belfast - 9 £50,000 -
City of London +43 7 £40,000 - 1
West Midlands +8 7 £50,000 +58.73% 1
North West 0 7 £38,750 -35.41%
East Midlands - 7 £39,000 - 3
Chesterfield - 7 £39,000 - 1
Coventry - 7 £50,000 - 1
Derbyshire - 7 £39,000 - 1
South East +7 5 £35,514 -27.89% 4
South West -9 5 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Oxfordshire +9 4 £35,514 - 1
Cheshire 0 4 - -
Oxford -1 4 £35,514 - 1
Bristol -8 4 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Warrington - 4 - -
West Yorkshire +7 3 £35,000 -33.33% 2
Leeds +4 3 £35,000 -33.33% 1
Yorkshire +3 3 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Manchester - 3 £38,750 -
Glasgow +12 2 - -
Berkshire +10 1 £30,000 -3.22% 1
East of England +5 1 £60,000 -7.69% 2
Hertfordshire -1 1 £60,000 -7.69% 1
Gloucestershire -10 1 £50,000 -

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 61 (41.50%) Degree
2 59 (40.14%) Windows
3 52 (35.37%) Linux
4 48 (32.65%) Firewall
4 48 (32.65%) Information Security
5 46 (31.29%) CISSP
6 36 (24.49%) UNIX
7 35 (23.81%) Intrusion Detection
8 34 (23.13%) Management Information System
9 32 (21.77%) Microsoft
10 29 (19.73%) Network Security
10 29 (19.73%) Cyber Security
11 24 (16.33%) Computer Science
11 24 (16.33%) Java
12 23 (15.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 23 (15.65%) SIEM
13 22 (14.97%) Cisco
14 20 (13.61%) Internet
14 20 (13.61%) Security Cleared
15 19 (12.93%) CISM
15 19 (12.93%) VPN
15 19 (12.93%) MS Excel
15 19 (12.93%) Mentoring
16 18 (12.24%) GCIH
17 17 (11.56%) Finance
17 17 (11.56%) ITIL
17 17 (11.56%) C++
17 17 (11.56%) Active Directory
17 17 (11.56%) PCI DSS
17 17 (11.56%) Penetration Testing

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 10 (6.80%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.08%) Lync
2 6 (4.08%) Apache
2 6 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.72%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (12.93%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.72%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.36%) MS Project
3 2 (1.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.68%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (4.08%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (32.65%) Firewall
2 35 (23.81%) Intrusion Detection
3 29 (19.73%) Network Security
4 20 (13.61%) Internet
5 19 (12.93%) VPN
6 15 (10.20%) DNS
7 12 (8.16%) Bluetooth
7 12 (8.16%) NFC
8 11 (7.48%) TCP/IP
8 11 (7.48%) Wireless
9 8 (5.44%) IPsec
10 7 (4.76%) Wireless Security
10 7 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (4.76%) LDAP
11 6 (4.08%) RFID
12 5 (3.40%) VoIP
13 4 (2.72%) SAN
13 4 (2.72%) VLAN
14 3 (2.04%) WAN
14 3 (2.04%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.80%) Relational Database
2 9 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.12%) Big Data
3 7 (4.76%) MySQL
3 7 (4.76%) DB2
4 6 (4.08%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (4.08%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.68%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.68%) Subversion
2 1 (0.68%) Maven
2 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 17 (11.56%) Finance
2 16 (10.88%) Electronics
3 10 (6.80%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.44%) Banking
5 5 (3.40%) Retail
5 5 (3.40%) Games
6 4 (2.72%) Law
7 3 (2.04%) Military
7 3 (2.04%) Russian Language
8 2 (1.36%) Legal
9 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 43 (29.25%) Analyst
2 34 (23.13%) Security Analyst
3 23 (15.65%) Security Engineer
4 16 (10.88%) Developer
5 15 (10.20%) C++ Developer
6 13 (8.84%) Consultant
7 10 (6.80%) Software Engineer
7 10 (6.80%) Security Specialist
8 9 (6.12%) Operations Analyst
8 9 (6.12%) Junior
8 9 (6.12%) Security Operations Analyst
9 7 (4.76%) Senior Security Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) Security Manager
9 7 (4.76%) Database Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) Senior Database Engineer
10 6 (4.08%) Lead Software Engineer
10 6 (4.08%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (4.08%) Management Consultant
10 6 (4.08%) Junior Developer
10 6 (4.08%) Principal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.76%) Web Services
2 6 (4.08%) MFC
3 4 (2.72%) HTML
4 1 (0.68%) COM
4 1 (0.68%) CGI
4 1 (0.68%) LAMP
4 1 (0.68%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 34 (23.13%) Management Information System
2 24 (16.33%) Computer Science
3 12 (8.16%) Smartcard
3 12 (8.16%) Embedded Systems
3 12 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.12%) User Experience
5 8 (5.44%) Data Centre
5 8 (5.44%) PKI
6 6 (4.08%) Mathematics
6 6 (4.08%) Cryptography
7 4 (2.72%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (2.72%) Algorithms
8 3 (2.04%) Digital Media
8 3 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.04%) iPhone
8 3 (2.04%) Smartphone
8 3 (2.04%) CESG
8 3 (2.04%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.36%) Clustering
10 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 59 (40.14%) Windows
2 52 (35.37%) Linux
3 36 (24.49%) UNIX
4 16 (10.88%) Android
5 15 (10.20%) Mac OS X
6 13 (8.84%) Apple iOS
7 8 (5.44%) Solaris
8 6 (4.08%) Windows Phone
9 5 (3.40%) Debian
10 4 (2.72%) NetWare
10 4 (2.72%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (2.04%) VMS
12 1 (0.68%) Fedora
12 1 (0.68%) CentOS
12 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (32.65%) Information Security
2 29 (19.73%) Cyber Security
3 23 (15.65%) SIEM
4 19 (12.93%) Mentoring
5 17 (11.56%) Penetration Testing
5 17 (11.56%) ITIL
6 16 (10.88%) Computer Forensics
7 15 (10.20%) Vulnerability Management
8 14 (9.52%) Security Management
9 13 (8.84%) Software Engineering
10 11 (7.48%) Open Source
10 11 (7.48%) Risk Management
10 11 (7.48%) OO
11 10 (6.80%) Reverse Engineering
11 10 (6.80%) Analytics
12 9 (6.12%) Android Development
12 9 (6.12%) iOS Development
13 8 (5.44%) SOA
13 8 (5.44%) Project Management
13 8 (5.44%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.33%) Java
2 17 (11.56%) C++
3 15 (10.20%) SQL
4 11 (7.48%) C
5 8 (5.44%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.44%) Python
6 7 (4.76%) Ruby
7 3 (2.04%) C#
7 3 (2.04%) PHP
8 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.68%) Scala
9 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.68%) Rust
9 1 (0.68%) Erlang
9 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.68%) VBA
9 1 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 61 (41.50%) Degree
2 46 (31.29%) CISSP
3 20 (13.61%) Security Cleared
4 19 (12.93%) CISM
5 18 (12.24%) GCIH
6 12 (8.16%) CISA
7 11 (7.48%) SC Cleared
8 10 (6.80%) GIAC
9 8 (5.44%) CCNA
9 8 (5.44%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (5.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (4.76%) CISMP
11 6 (4.08%) GREM
11 6 (4.08%) CRISC
12 5 (3.40%) EnCE
12 5 (3.40%) GCIA
13 4 (2.72%) GSEC
13 4 (2.72%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (2.72%) EMC Certification
13 4 (2.72%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (11.56%) PCI DSS
3 9 (6.12%) COBIT
4 8 (5.44%) FISMA
4 8 (5.44%) SLA
5 2 (1.36%) ISO 9000
5 2 (1.36%) QA
6 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.68%) BS7799
6 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (11.56%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.84%) Snort
3 6 (4.08%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.40%) iptables
4 5 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.72%) ISA Server
5 4 (2.72%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.72%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 7 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (2.72%) MOM
2 4 (2.72%) Nessus
2 4 (2.72%) Nmap
2 4 (2.72%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (1.36%) Cacti
3 2 (1.36%) Nagios
3 2 (1.36%) Puppet
3 2 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.68%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.68%) Munin
4 1 (0.68%) OpenView
Vendors
1 32 (21.77%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.97%) Cisco
3 16 (10.88%) McAfee
4 11 (7.48%) ArcSight
5 9 (6.12%) Rapid7
5 9 (6.12%) VMware
5 9 (6.12%) Oracle
6 8 (5.44%) Citrix
7 6 (4.08%) Dell
7 6 (4.08%) FireEye
8 5 (3.40%) Apple
8 5 (3.40%) HP
9 4 (2.72%) EMC
9 4 (2.72%) Sun
9 4 (2.72%) Novell
9 4 (2.72%) Blue Coat
9 4 (2.72%) WatchGuard
9 4 (2.72%) Acunetix
9 4 (2.72%) Splunk
9 4 (2.72%) LogRhythm
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Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Resourcing People Ltd.
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Excellent benefits on top
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FanDuel
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Company Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
JISC
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
The People Network
Salary: Competitive Salary, Superb Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
Tectre Limited
Salary: £35,000 - £51,000 per year
Posted: 9 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Allied Worldwide
Salary: 5%
Posted: 10 days ago
Stevenage
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Northampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
Peterborough
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Edinburgh
The People Network
Salary: Competitive Salary, Superb Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
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London
EY
Salary: Competitive
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