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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 798 889 820
Rank change year-on-year
+91 -69
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 95 18 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.016% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.019% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 75 17 28
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +1.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £41,100 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year
-29.09% +6.79%

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
93272 94978 86805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.17% 82.77% 81.71%
Number of salaries quoted 76819 75777 71033
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 78 £40,000 -33.33% 17
London +33 30 £52,500 -9.48% 7
City of London - 14 £40,000 -
Scotland +14 13 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Edinburgh - 10 £47,500 - 1
West Midlands +3 9 £50,000 +28.20% 2
East Midlands - 9 £39,000 - 1
South West - 8 £30,000 - 1
Chesterfield - 8 £39,000 -
Derbyshire - 8 £39,000 -
South East +20 7 £35,514 -45.36% 2
Coventry - 7 £50,000 - 1
Bristol - 7 £30,000 - 1
Yorkshire +16 6 £35,000 -17.64% 1
North West +6 6 £50,000 -16.66% 1
Leeds - 6 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £35,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +8 5 £35,514 -43.17% 1
Oxford -1 5 £35,514 -43.17%
Cheshire +6 4 - -
Warrington - 4 - -
Glasgow +8 3 - - 1
East of England - 3 £27,000 - 2
Hertfordshire - 3 £27,000 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £60,000 -
Borehamwood - 2 £27,000 - 1
Manchester - 2 £50,000 - 1
Hampshire +6 1 £50,000 -25.92%
Gloucestershire - 1 £50,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £30,000 -

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 78 (45.35%) Windows
2 64 (37.21%) Firewall
2 64 (37.21%) Degree
3 62 (36.05%) Information Security
3 62 (36.05%) Linux
4 50 (29.07%) CISSP
5 47 (27.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 45 (26.16%) UNIX
7 41 (23.84%) Network Security
8 40 (23.26%) SIEM
9 38 (22.09%) Cyber Security
10 36 (20.93%) Management Information System
11 32 (18.60%) Microsoft
12 30 (17.44%) Internet
13 27 (15.70%) VPN
14 26 (15.12%) Cisco
15 23 (13.37%) Java
15 23 (13.37%) Computer Science
15 23 (13.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 23 (13.37%) Vulnerability Management
15 23 (13.37%) Security Cleared
16 22 (12.79%) Penetration Testing
17 21 (12.21%) GCIH
17 21 (12.21%) DNS
17 21 (12.21%) Active Directory
17 21 (12.21%) CISM
17 21 (12.21%) Mentoring
18 20 (11.63%) MS Excel
18 20 (11.63%) Finance
19 19 (11.05%) PCI DSS

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (6.40%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.07%) Apache
3 6 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.91%) Lync
5 4 (2.33%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.33%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.16%) MS Office
4 1 (0.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.58%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (3.49%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.58%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (37.21%) Firewall
2 47 (27.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 41 (23.84%) Network Security
4 30 (17.44%) Internet
5 27 (15.70%) VPN
6 21 (12.21%) DNS
7 16 (9.30%) TCP/IP
8 15 (8.72%) Wireless
9 14 (8.14%) IPsec
10 12 (6.98%) Bluetooth
10 12 (6.98%) NFC
11 11 (6.40%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (5.23%) Wireless Security
13 7 (4.07%) VoIP
13 7 (4.07%) LDAP
14 6 (3.49%) RFID
15 4 (2.33%) SAN
15 4 (2.33%) VLAN
16 3 (1.74%) WAN
16 3 (1.74%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.81%) Relational Database
3 9 (5.23%) Big Data
4 8 (4.65%) MySQL
5 7 (4.07%) DB2
6 6 (3.49%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (3.49%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.58%) MS Access
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.49%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.58%) Subversion
2 1 (0.58%) Maven
2 1 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 20 (11.63%) Finance
2 18 (10.47%) Telecoms
3 16 (9.30%) Electronics
4 14 (8.14%) Banking
5 6 (3.49%) Games
6 5 (2.91%) Retail
7 4 (2.33%) Law
8 3 (1.74%) Military
8 3 (1.74%) Russian Language
9 2 (1.16%) Legal
10 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 61 (35.47%) Analyst
2 51 (29.65%) Security Analyst
3 31 (18.02%) Security Engineer
4 16 (9.30%) Developer
5 15 (8.72%) C++ Developer
5 15 (8.72%) Operations Analyst
5 15 (8.72%) Security Operations Analyst
6 14 (8.14%) Consultant
7 9 (5.23%) Junior
7 9 (5.23%) Software Engineer
7 9 (5.23%) Administrator
7 9 (5.23%) Security Specialist
8 8 (4.65%) Network Analyst
8 8 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (4.65%) IT Operations Analyst
8 8 (4.65%) Senior Security Engineer
9 7 (4.07%) Security Manager
9 7 (4.07%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (4.07%) Database Engineer
9 7 (4.07%) Senior Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.07%) Web Services
2 6 (3.49%) MFC
3 4 (2.33%) HTML
4 1 (0.58%) COM
4 1 (0.58%) CGI
4 1 (0.58%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (20.93%) Management Information System
2 23 (13.37%) Computer Science
3 14 (8.14%) PKI
4 13 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (6.98%) Embedded Systems
5 12 (6.98%) Smartcard
6 9 (5.23%) User Experience
7 7 (4.07%) Data Centre
8 6 (3.49%) Digital Media
8 6 (3.49%) CESG
8 6 (3.49%) Cryptography
8 6 (3.49%) Mathematics
9 4 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (2.33%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.74%) iPhone
10 3 (1.74%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.74%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 78 (45.35%) Windows
2 62 (36.05%) Linux
3 45 (26.16%) UNIX
4 16 (9.30%) Android
5 14 (8.14%) Mac OS X
5 14 (8.14%) Solaris
6 13 (7.56%) Apple iOS
7 6 (3.49%) Windows Phone
7 6 (3.49%) Debian
8 4 (2.33%) NetWare
8 4 (2.33%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.74%) VMS
10 1 (0.58%) Fedora
10 1 (0.58%) CentOS
10 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (36.05%) Information Security
2 40 (23.26%) SIEM
3 38 (22.09%) Cyber Security
4 23 (13.37%) Vulnerability Management
5 22 (12.79%) Penetration Testing
6 21 (12.21%) Mentoring
7 18 (10.47%) ITIL
8 17 (9.88%) Security Management
9 16 (9.30%) Computer Forensics
10 12 (6.98%) Risk Management
10 12 (6.98%) Software Engineering
11 11 (6.40%) Digital Forensics
12 10 (5.81%) Open Source
12 10 (5.81%) Software Deployment
12 10 (5.81%) Analytics
12 10 (5.81%) Business Continuity
12 10 (5.81%) OO
13 9 (5.23%) GAP Analysis
13 9 (5.23%) Security Architecture
13 9 (5.23%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.37%) Java
2 17 (9.88%) SQL
3 15 (8.72%) C++
4 10 (5.81%) Python
5 9 (5.23%) C
6 8 (4.65%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.07%) Ruby
8 4 (2.33%) C#
9 3 (1.74%) Perl
9 3 (1.74%) PHP
9 3 (1.74%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.74%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.16%) R
11 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 64 (37.21%) Degree
2 50 (29.07%) CISSP
3 23 (13.37%) Security Cleared
4 21 (12.21%) GCIH
4 21 (12.21%) CISM
5 15 (8.72%) GIAC
6 13 (7.56%) CISA
6 13 (7.56%) SC Cleared
7 10 (5.81%) EnCE
7 10 (5.81%) CCNA
7 10 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (4.07%) GCFA
8 7 (4.07%) CISMP
9 6 (3.49%) MCITP
9 6 (3.49%) CRISC
9 6 (3.49%) GREM
10 5 (2.91%) GCIA
11 4 (2.33%) GSEC
11 4 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (11.05%) PCI DSS
3 14 (8.14%) FISMA
4 10 (5.81%) COBIT
5 8 (4.65%) SLA
6 2 (1.16%) QA
7 1 (0.58%) BS7799
7 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.58%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 21 (12.21%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.56%) Snort
3 10 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.49%) iptables
5 5 (2.91%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.33%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (2.33%) ISA Server
6 4 (2.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (5.23%) Nessus
1 9 (5.23%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (4.65%) Nmap
3 6 (3.49%) CORE IMPACT
4 4 (2.33%) MOM
5 2 (1.16%) Nagios
5 2 (1.16%) Cacti
5 2 (1.16%) Puppet
5 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.16%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.58%) Munin
6 1 (0.58%) OpenView
6 1 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.58%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 32 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 26 (15.12%) Cisco
3 18 (10.47%) McAfee
4 17 (9.88%) ArcSight
5 14 (8.14%) VMware
6 10 (5.81%) Citrix
7 9 (5.23%) Oracle
7 9 (5.23%) Rapid7
7 9 (5.23%) FireEye
8 7 (4.07%) Splunk
9 6 (3.49%) Acunetix
10 5 (2.91%) LogRhythm
10 5 (2.91%) SolarWinds
10 5 (2.91%) HP
10 5 (2.91%) Dell
10 5 (2.91%) Apple
11 4 (2.33%) Novell
11 4 (2.33%) EMC
11 4 (2.33%) Sun
11 4 (2.33%) WatchGuard
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
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Salary: Competitve DOE + bonus & benefits
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