The table below looks at the statistics for Computer Security skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Computer Security over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 842 867 939
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +72
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 34 88 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.083% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.043% 0.095% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 25 44 40
Median salary £45,000 £60,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £83,500 £77,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £60,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%

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
78947 92968 97230
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.06% 87.55% 85.71%
Number of salaries quoted 65078 76746 79953
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,426
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Computer Security
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Computer Security as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 9 December 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Security within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 32 £42,500 -29.16% 6
London +52 15 £51,250 -14.58% 3
South East +70 11 £35,000 -41.66% 1
Oxfordshire +36 8 £35,000 -
Abingdon -2 4 - -
Oxford - 4 £35,000 -
City of London - 4 £76,250 - 2
Hampshire +11 3 - - 1
Aldershot +2 3 - -
West Midlands -6 3 £60,000 +33.33%
Yorkshire +18 2 £40,000 +105.12%
North Yorkshire - 2 £40,000 -
Scotland +24 1 £50,000 -
East of England +18 1 £42,500 +58.87% 1
Edinburgh +15 1 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire +2 1 £42,500 +58.87% 1
Birmingham -8 1 - -
Wales - 1 £52,500 - 2
Stevenage - 1 £42,500 - 1
Cardiff - 1 £52,500 - 2
South Wales - 1 £52,500 - 2

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT jobs citing Computer Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Computer Security.

1 80 (57.97%) Information Security
2 54 (39.13%) Firewall
3 52 (37.68%) Degree
4 51 (36.96%) Windows
5 46 (33.33%) Internet
6 44 (31.88%) Linux
7 43 (31.16%) DNS
8 42 (30.43%) Finance
9 41 (29.71%) Security Cleared
10 40 (28.99%) SC Cleared
10 40 (28.99%) CISSP
11 35 (25.36%) Python
12 32 (23.19%) Cybersecurity
13 27 (19.57%) Computer Science
14 26 (18.84%) Management Information System
15 25 (18.12%) Network Security
16 24 (17.39%) CISM
17 23 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
17 23 (16.67%) VPN
18 21 (15.22%) CISA
18 21 (15.22%) SQL
19 20 (14.49%) Unix
20 19 (13.77%) DV Cleared
20 19 (13.77%) Security Architecture
20 19 (13.77%) PKI
20 19 (13.77%) SIEM
20 19 (13.77%) Regular Expression
21 18 (13.04%) Big Data
21 18 (13.04%) Security Operations
21 18 (13.04%) CEH

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (2.17%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (9.42%) MS Excel
1 13 (9.42%) MS Office
2 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.17%) IBM Cloud
2 3 (2.17%) SoftLayer
2 3 (2.17%) Sumo Logic
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (39.13%) Firewall
2 46 (33.33%) Internet
3 43 (31.16%) DNS
4 25 (18.12%) Network Security
5 23 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 23 (16.67%) VPN
6 17 (12.32%) IPsec
7 10 (7.25%) TCP/IP
8 9 (6.52%) LAN
8 9 (6.52%) WAN
9 8 (5.80%) SMTP
10 5 (3.62%) Wireless
11 3 (2.17%) SNMP
11 3 (2.17%) SSL
12 2 (1.45%) HTTP
12 2 (1.45%) Wideband
13 1 (0.72%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.72%) HTTPS
13 1 (0.72%) tcpdump
13 1 (0.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.04%) Big Data
2 16 (11.59%) MySQL
2 16 (11.59%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (5.80%) WinDbg
2 3 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.17%) Vagrant
General
1 42 (30.43%) Finance
2 17 (12.32%) Telecoms
3 12 (8.70%) Music Industry
4 7 (5.07%) Games
5 4 (2.90%) Banking
5 4 (2.90%) Marketing
6 3 (2.17%) Military
7 2 (1.45%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.72%) French Language
8 1 (0.72%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (31.16%) Analyst
2 24 (17.39%) Security Analyst
3 20 (14.49%) Security Engineer
4 17 (12.32%) SOC Analyst
5 11 (7.97%) Junior
6 10 (7.25%) Developer
7 9 (6.52%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 9 (6.52%) Junior Developer
8 8 (5.80%) Consultant
8 8 (5.80%) HTML Developer
8 8 (5.80%) JavaScript Developer
8 8 (5.80%) Python Developer
8 8 (5.80%) SQL Developer
8 8 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (5.07%) Big Data Developer
9 7 (5.07%) Junior JavaScript Developer
9 7 (5.07%) Junior Python Developer
9 7 (5.07%) Junior SQL Developer
10 6 (4.35%) Compliance Officer
10 6 (4.35%) Risk Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.77%) Regular Expression
2 18 (13.04%) HTML
3 8 (5.80%) Flash
4 4 (2.90%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (2.17%) Grails
5 3 (2.17%) Spring
6 1 (0.72%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.57%) Computer Science
2 26 (18.84%) Management Information System
3 19 (13.77%) PKI
4 16 (11.59%) Social Media
5 14 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (9.42%) Statistics
7 12 (8.70%) Blog
8 11 (7.97%) Security Operations Centre
9 7 (5.07%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (3.62%) Social Network
11 4 (2.90%) Cryptography
11 4 (2.90%) Cyber Attack
12 3 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (2.17%) Mainframe
13 2 (1.45%) Derivative
13 2 (1.45%) Hedge funds
13 2 (1.45%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.72%) Device Driver
14 1 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 51 (36.96%) Windows
2 44 (31.88%) Linux
3 20 (14.49%) Unix
4 16 (11.59%) Solaris
5 6 (4.35%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (57.97%) Information Security
2 32 (23.19%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (13.77%) Security Architecture
3 19 (13.77%) SIEM
4 18 (13.04%) Internal Audit
4 18 (13.04%) Security Operations
5 17 (12.32%) Change Control
6 16 (11.59%) Change Management
6 16 (11.59%) Identity Access Management
6 16 (11.59%) Penetration Testing
6 16 (11.59%) SOA
6 16 (11.59%) Software Deployment
7 15 (10.87%) Incident Management
8 12 (8.70%) Computer Forensics
8 12 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (7.97%) Data Protection
9 11 (7.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 10 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (7.25%) Data Cleansing
10 10 (7.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 35 (25.36%) Python
2 21 (15.22%) SQL
3 18 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 11 (7.97%) PowerShell
5 9 (6.52%) C
5 9 (6.52%) C++
5 9 (6.52%) Java
5 9 (6.52%) Perl
6 4 (2.90%) Ruby
7 3 (2.17%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (37.68%) Degree
2 41 (29.71%) Security Cleared
3 40 (28.99%) CISSP
3 40 (28.99%) SC Cleared
4 24 (17.39%) CISM
5 21 (15.22%) CISA
6 19 (13.77%) DV Cleared
7 18 (13.04%) CEH
8 15 (10.87%) GIAC
9 6 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (4.35%) CGEIT
9 6 (4.35%) GPEN
9 6 (4.35%) SANS
10 5 (3.62%) CRISC
11 3 (2.17%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (2.17%) CSSLP
11 3 (2.17%) GCIA
11 3 (2.17%) GSEC
11 3 (2.17%) Security+ Certification
11 3 (2.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.59%) FISMA
2 14 (10.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (7.25%) COBIT
4 5 (3.62%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.17%) Snort
2 2 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.72%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (4.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (2.17%) Nagios
2 3 (2.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.17%) Puppet
3 2 (1.45%) SCCM
4 1 (0.72%) QRadar
4 1 (0.72%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 15 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.14%) Sophos
3 11 (7.97%) Splunk
4 4 (2.90%) SolarWinds
5 3 (2.17%) ArcSight
5 3 (2.17%) Qualys
6 2 (1.45%) Twitter
6 2 (1.45%) VMware
7 1 (0.72%) AlienVault
7 1 (0.72%) HP
7 1 (0.72%) Intel Security
7 1 (0.72%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle
7 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
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