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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
Rank 877 888 891
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 74 53 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.051% 0.056%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.084% 0.060% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 32 50 37
Average salary £60,000 £40,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -30.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £28,500 £31,300
10% offered a salary of more than £89,500 £90,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £37,500 £34,750
% change year-on-year
+60.00% +7.91%

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
88106 89047 87460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 86.81% 85.16% 84.87%
Number of salaries quoted 73200 73150 69679
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 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016 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 5 February 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
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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 64 £60,000 +50.00% 12
South East +7 20 £63,750 +123.68% 3
London -6 17 £60,000 +33.33% 5
South West +2 13 £47,500 -15.55% 3
Hampshire +20 10 - - 1
Aldershot - 10 - -
Cheltenham - 9 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 9 - - 2
Oxfordshire -3 7 - - 2
Abingdon - 7 - - 2
Cheshire +14 6 £42,500 +26.86%
Warrington +12 6 £42,500 +13.33%
North West +6 6 £42,500 +26.86%
East of England +7 5 £90,000 +44.00%
Hertfordshire - 5 £90,000 -
Bristol +1 4 £47,500 -9.52% 1
City of London +57 3 £47,500 -47.22%
Surrey - 3 £63,750 -
Watford - 3 £90,000 -
East Midlands 0 2 £45,000 -41.93%
Nottinghamshire +7 1 £65,000 -16.12%
Nottingham +2 1 £65,000 -16.12%
Leicester - 1 £25,000 -
Belfast - 1 - - 1
Camberley - 1 £67,500 -
Egham - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £60,000 -
Leicestershire - 1 £25,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £29,000 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £29,000 - 1

Computer Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 96 (53.04%) Information Security
2 72 (39.78%) Degree
3 64 (35.36%) Intrusion Detection
4 61 (33.70%) CISSP
5 58 (32.04%) Firewall
5 58 (32.04%) Internet
5 58 (32.04%) Windows
6 54 (29.83%) Cybersecurity
7 51 (28.18%) Security Operations
8 44 (24.31%) SIEM
9 43 (23.76%) Computer Science
10 41 (22.65%) Network Security
10 41 (22.65%) Linux
11 40 (22.10%) Telecoms
12 39 (21.55%) Analytical Skills
13 37 (20.44%) Security Management
13 37 (20.44%) CISM
14 36 (19.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 34 (18.78%) ITIL
16 32 (17.68%) Management Information System
17 31 (17.13%) Security Cleared
17 31 (17.13%) Cyberthreat
18 30 (16.57%) SC Cleared
19 29 (16.02%) Business Continuity
19 29 (16.02%) DNS
20 27 (14.92%) Legal
20 27 (14.92%) PCI DSS
20 27 (14.92%) Cyber Attack
21 23 (12.71%) Security Operations Centre
21 23 (12.71%) VPN

Computer Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.55%) Apache
2 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.55%) IIS
2 1 (0.55%) Lync
2 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (7.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (35.36%) Intrusion Detection
2 58 (32.04%) Firewall
2 58 (32.04%) Internet
3 41 (22.65%) Network Security
4 29 (16.02%) DNS
5 23 (12.71%) VPN
6 20 (11.05%) TCP/IP
7 15 (8.29%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (8.29%) IPsec
7 15 (8.29%) LAN
7 15 (8.29%) WAN
8 8 (4.42%) VoIP
9 7 (3.87%) BGP
9 7 (3.87%) DHCP
9 7 (3.87%) EIGRP
9 7 (3.87%) ISDN
9 7 (3.87%) Megaco
9 7 (3.87%) MGCP
9 7 (3.87%) OSPF
9 7 (3.87%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.87%) Data Mining
1 7 (3.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.55%) MySQL
3 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (3.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (2.21%) WinDbg
3 2 (1.10%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.55%) AppScan
4 1 (0.55%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.55%) Paros
4 1 (0.55%) WebScarab
General
1 40 (22.10%) Telecoms
2 27 (14.92%) Legal
3 19 (10.50%) Finance
4 12 (6.63%) Military
5 11 (6.08%) Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.55%) Electronics
6 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.55%) Marketing
6 1 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 79 (43.65%) Analyst
2 59 (32.60%) Security Analyst
3 34 (18.78%) Security Manager
4 20 (11.05%) Cybersecurity Manager
4 20 (11.05%) Incident Manager
5 18 (9.94%) Security Engineer
6 16 (8.84%) Operations Analyst
6 16 (8.84%) Security Operations Analyst
7 14 (7.73%) Information Officer
7 14 (7.73%) Information Security Officer
7 14 (7.73%) IT Analyst
7 14 (7.73%) Security Officer
8 13 (7.18%) Information Security Manager
8 13 (7.18%) IT Security Analyst
9 12 (6.63%) IT Manager
9 12 (6.63%) IT Security Manager
10 11 (6.08%) IT Operations Analyst
11 10 (5.52%) Architect
11 10 (5.52%) Information Analyst
11 10 (5.52%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.42%) HTML
2 7 (3.87%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.55%) .NET
3 1 (0.55%) CGI
3 1 (0.55%) COM
3 1 (0.55%) LAMP
3 1 (0.55%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (23.76%) Computer Science
2 39 (21.55%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (17.68%) Management Information System
4 31 (17.13%) Cyberthreat
5 27 (14.92%) Cyber Attack
6 23 (12.71%) Security Operations Centre
7 22 (12.15%) PKI
8 14 (7.73%) Data Protection Act
9 11 (6.08%) Blog
10 7 (3.87%) Cryptography
10 7 (3.87%) Mainframe
11 6 (3.31%) Client/Server
11 6 (3.31%) Digital Media
12 2 (1.10%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
13 1 (0.55%) CESG
13 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 58 (32.04%) Windows
2 41 (22.65%) Linux
3 18 (9.94%) Unix
4 15 (8.29%) Solaris
5 7 (3.87%) VMS
6 6 (3.31%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.10%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.55%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.55%) HPUX
8 1 (0.55%) NetWare
8 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (53.04%) Information Security
2 54 (29.83%) Cybersecurity
3 51 (28.18%) Security Operations
4 44 (24.31%) SIEM
5 37 (20.44%) Security Management
6 34 (18.78%) ITIL
7 29 (16.02%) Business Continuity
8 20 (11.05%) Mentoring
9 19 (10.50%) Coaching
10 17 (9.39%) Digital Forensics
10 17 (9.39%) Reverse Engineering
10 17 (9.39%) Vulnerability Management
11 16 (8.84%) Incident Management
12 15 (8.29%) Data Protection
12 15 (8.29%) ITIL V3
12 15 (8.29%) Software Deployment
13 14 (7.73%) Change Management
13 14 (7.73%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (7.73%) Information Management
13 14 (7.73%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.63%) Python
2 10 (5.52%) Perl
3 8 (4.42%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.76%) SQL
5 3 (1.66%) C#
5 3 (1.66%) Java
6 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.55%) C
7 1 (0.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 72 (39.78%) Degree
2 61 (33.70%) CISSP
3 37 (20.44%) CISM
4 31 (17.13%) Security Cleared
5 30 (16.57%) SC Cleared
6 17 (9.39%) SANS
7 16 (8.84%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (8.84%) GCIH
8 15 (8.29%) CISA
8 15 (8.29%) GIAC
9 14 (7.73%) EnCE
9 14 (7.73%) SSCP
10 13 (7.18%) GCFA
11 11 (6.08%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (5.52%) CCNP
12 10 (5.52%) CEH
13 9 (4.97%) CCNA
14 8 (4.42%) DV Cleared
15 7 (3.87%) CCIE
16 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (19.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (14.92%) PCI DSS
3 15 (8.29%) FISMA
4 7 (3.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (2.76%) COBIT
6 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (10.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.52%) Snort
3 7 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.55%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.55%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (8.84%) EnCase
2 9 (4.97%) Nessus
3 7 (3.87%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (3.87%) Cisco UCCE
3 7 (3.87%) Cisco UCCX
3 7 (3.87%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (2.76%) Nmap
4 5 (2.76%) QRadar
5 4 (2.21%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.10%) FTK
8 1 (0.55%) CORE IMPACT
8 1 (0.55%) MOM
8 1 (0.55%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 19 (10.50%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.39%) Cisco
2 17 (9.39%) Palo Alto
3 14 (7.73%) Sophos
4 12 (6.63%) McAfee
5 11 (6.08%) Splunk
6 9 (4.97%) ArcSight
6 9 (4.97%) FireEye
7 8 (4.42%) CheckPoint
7 8 (4.42%) VMware
8 7 (3.87%) F5
8 7 (3.87%) Tandberg
9 6 (3.31%) NetWitness
10 5 (2.76%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.21%) Infoblox
11 4 (2.21%) IronPort
11 4 (2.21%) LogRhythm
11 4 (2.21%) Remedy
12 3 (1.66%) AlienVault
12 3 (1.66%) Symantec
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