The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Cryptography in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Cryptography over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cryptography (Cryptology)
Rank 776 691 711
Rank change year-on-year
-85 +20
Permanent jobs citing Cryptography 118 189 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.53% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 76 117 145
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £44,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £78,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
35506 35771 39354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.98% 33.08% 33.27%
Number of salaries quoted 27862 28926 33187
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Cryptography
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Cryptography within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Cryptography Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cryptography
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cryptography within the UK.

Cryptography Salary Trend in the UK

Cryptography
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Cryptography over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 within the UK.

Cryptography Salary Histogram in the UK

Cryptography
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cryptography within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -129 100 £52,500 -3.66% 8
East of England +6 35 £51,000 -11.30% 2
South East -48 25 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Cambridge 0 24 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -2 24 - - 2
London -48 22 £53,000 -3.63% 3
Hampshire +4 17 £52,500 - 1
Scotland +4 14 £50,000 +42.85% 3
Edinburgh - 13 £50,000 - 2
Farnborough - 12 £52,500 - 1
Hertfordshire - 10 £49,500 -
North West -8 9 £51,250 -34.29% 1
Berkshire +3 6 £50,000 +2.56%
Cheshire -9 6 £57,500 -24.83% 1
South West -32 5 £42,500 -15.00%
Reading -4 3 £60,000 +20.00%
Manchester -6 3 £50,000 -39.39%
City of London -6 3 £55,000 -21.42%
Watford - 3 £49,500 -
West Midlands -1 2 £48,250 -28.51%
Birmingham -2 2 £48,250 -28.51%
Gloucestershire -13 2 £40,000 -20.00%
Wiltshire - 2 £60,000 -
Bracknell - 2 £40,000 -
Swindon - 2 £60,000 -
Tewkesbury - 2 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire -6 1 - -
Milton Keynes -7 1 - -
Glasgow -7 1 £65,000 +85.71%
Crawley -10 1 £33,500 -

Cryptography
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Cryptography 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 Cryptography.

1 98 (42.42%) Windows
2 75 (32.47%) Java
2 75 (32.47%) Degree
3 72 (31.17%) C++
4 68 (29.44%) C#
5 67 (29.00%) Information Security
5 67 (29.00%) PKI
6 63 (27.27%) Software Engineering
6 63 (27.27%) Linux
7 58 (25.11%) CISSP
7 58 (25.11%) Internet
8 56 (24.24%) Computer Science
9 55 (23.81%) C
10 53 (22.94%) UNIX
11 50 (21.65%) Security Cleared
12 48 (20.78%) Management Information System
13 45 (19.48%) Banking
14 43 (18.61%) Retail
15 41 (17.75%) Finance
16 38 (16.45%) Microsoft
17 37 (16.02%) TCP/IP
17 37 (16.02%) SQL
18 36 (15.58%) Web Services
19 35 (15.15%) PCI DSS
20 34 (14.72%) Requirements Analysis
20 34 (14.72%) XML
20 34 (14.72%) Python
21 33 (14.29%) .NET
21 33 (14.29%) Mathematics
22 32 (13.85%) SC Cleared

Cryptography
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Cryptography 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 Cryptography. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (5.19%) OpenStack
2 11 (4.76%) CloudStack
3 10 (4.33%) Apache
4 4 (1.73%) IIS
5 3 (1.30%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.87%) CMS
6 2 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.43%) Node.js
Applications
1 21 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.87%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.16%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.63%) Amazon EC2
1 13 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 58 (25.11%) Internet
2 37 (16.02%) TCP/IP
3 32 (13.85%) Network Security
4 27 (11.69%) SSL
5 25 (10.82%) SMS
6 23 (9.96%) FTP
7 21 (9.09%) WAN
8 20 (8.66%) LDAP
9 19 (8.23%) LAN
9 19 (8.23%) Wireshark
10 14 (6.06%) X.509
11 11 (4.76%) Firewall
11 11 (4.76%) HTTP
12 10 (4.33%) VPN
12 10 (4.33%) tcpdump
13 9 (3.90%) Ethernet
14 7 (3.03%) SNMP
14 7 (3.03%) DNS
14 7 (3.03%) SMTP
14 7 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.06%) SQL Server
1 14 (6.06%) Data Mining
2 10 (4.33%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.90%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.03%) Big Data
5 5 (2.16%) DB2
5 5 (2.16%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.73%) SQLite
7 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.87%) Pentaho
7 2 (0.87%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (7.79%) Subversion
2 11 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (3.46%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.03%) Metasploit
5 4 (1.73%) Maven
5 4 (1.73%) Eclipse
5 4 (1.73%) Ant
5 4 (1.73%) JUnit
5 4 (1.73%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.87%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.87%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.43%) QADirector
7 1 (0.43%) Xcode
7 1 (0.43%) Hudson
7 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
General
1 45 (19.48%) Banking
2 43 (18.61%) Retail
3 41 (17.75%) Finance
4 24 (10.39%) Retail Banking
5 13 (5.63%) Law
6 9 (3.90%) Legal
6 9 (3.90%) Electronics
7 8 (3.46%) Telecoms
7 8 (3.46%) French Language
7 8 (3.46%) German Language
7 8 (3.46%) Military
8 4 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.30%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.87%) Marketing
10 2 (0.87%) Advertising
11 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.43%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 47 (20.35%) Consultant
2 43 (18.61%) Software Engineer
3 39 (16.88%) Analyst
4 27 (11.69%) Developer
5 26 (11.26%) Security Consultant
6 20 (8.66%) Business Analyst
7 19 (8.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 19 (8.23%) Payments Business Analyst
8 17 (7.36%) Security Analyst
9 15 (6.49%) Architect
9 15 (6.49%) Senior Software Engineer
10 14 (6.06%) C++ Software Engineer
11 12 (5.19%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 12 (5.19%) Senior Consultant
12 11 (4.76%) .NET Developer
13 10 (4.33%) Lead Developer
13 10 (4.33%) ASP.NET Developer
13 10 (4.33%) C# Developer
13 10 (4.33%) Security Specialist
13 10 (4.33%) Lead C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (15.58%) Web Services
2 34 (14.72%) XML
3 33 (14.29%) .NET
4 15 (6.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 14 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (6.06%) jQuery
5 14 (6.06%) .NET Framework
5 14 (6.06%) ASP.NET
6 13 (5.63%) Ajax
6 13 (5.63%) NHibernate
7 12 (5.19%) REST
8 10 (4.33%) JSON
8 10 (4.33%) HTML
9 9 (3.90%) OAuth
10 7 (3.03%) XHTML
10 7 (3.03%) SAML
11 5 (2.16%) JCE
11 5 (2.16%) WML
11 5 (2.16%) J2EE
11 5 (2.16%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 67 (29.00%) PKI
2 56 (24.24%) Computer Science
3 48 (20.78%) Management Information System
4 33 (14.29%) Mathematics
5 25 (10.82%) APACS
5 25 (10.82%) IVR
6 24 (10.39%) SWIFT
7 22 (9.52%) CESG
8 20 (8.66%) Embedded Systems
9 17 (7.36%) EMV
10 16 (6.93%) Smartcard
11 14 (6.06%) EFT
11 14 (6.06%) CESG CLAS
12 13 (5.63%) Mainframe
13 12 (5.19%) Tandem
14 7 (3.03%) Biometrics
14 7 (3.03%) IBM Mainframe
15 6 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
15 6 (2.60%) Firmware
15 6 (2.60%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 98 (42.42%) Windows
2 63 (27.27%) Linux
3 53 (22.94%) UNIX
4 19 (8.23%) Solaris
5 16 (6.93%) Embedded Linux
6 9 (3.90%) Android
7 5 (2.16%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.16%) AIX
7 5 (2.16%) HPUX
7 5 (2.16%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.30%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (29.00%) Information Security
2 63 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 34 (14.72%) Requirements Analysis
4 31 (13.42%) Data Security
5 30 (12.99%) Risk Management
6 25 (10.82%) Project Planning
6 25 (10.82%) Penetration Testing
7 23 (9.96%) E-Commerce
8 21 (9.09%) Product Management
9 20 (8.66%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (7.79%) Project Management
10 18 (7.79%) MVC
11 17 (7.36%) OO
11 17 (7.36%) Cyber Security
12 14 (6.06%) Change Management
12 14 (6.06%) Data Protection
13 12 (5.19%) Analytics
14 11 (4.76%) Requirements Engineering
14 11 (4.76%) Data Governance
14 11 (4.76%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 75 (32.47%) Java
2 72 (31.17%) C++
3 68 (29.44%) C#
4 55 (23.81%) C
5 37 (16.02%) SQL
6 34 (14.72%) Python
7 14 (6.06%) JavaScript
8 11 (4.76%) Perl
8 11 (4.76%) T-SQL
9 10 (4.33%) Embedded C++
10 6 (2.60%) Assembly Language
11 5 (2.16%) PL/1
11 5 (2.16%) COBOL
11 5 (2.16%) JCL
11 5 (2.16%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.30%) XPath
12 3 (1.30%) VB
12 3 (1.30%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 75 (32.47%) Degree
2 58 (25.11%) CISSP
3 50 (21.65%) Security Cleared
4 32 (13.85%) SC Cleared
5 25 (10.82%) CCA
6 22 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (9.52%) CCNP
7 20 (8.66%) CISM
8 16 (6.93%) CCNA
9 13 (5.63%) DV Cleared
9 13 (5.63%) CISA
10 12 (5.19%) GPEN
10 12 (5.19%) OSCP
11 10 (4.33%) CEH
12 9 (3.90%) GIAC
12 9 (3.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (3.03%) RHCE
13 7 (3.03%) MCSE
13 7 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (3.03%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (15.15%) PCI DSS
2 30 (12.99%) ISO 8583
3 27 (11.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (7.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (7.36%) ISO 9000
5 12 (5.19%) QA
6 2 (0.87%) COBIT
7 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.43%) SLA
7 1 (0.43%) BS7799
7 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 14 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.03%) Snort
2 7 (3.03%) Nmap
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.87%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (1.73%) OpenView
1 4 (1.73%) Cacti
2 2 (0.87%) Puppet
2 2 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.87%) WebInspect
3 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 38 (16.45%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.36%) Oracle
3 12 (5.19%) IBM
4 8 (3.46%) Cisco
4 8 (3.46%) HP
4 8 (3.46%) Juniper
4 8 (3.46%) VeriFone
5 7 (3.03%) Sourcefire
6 6 (2.60%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.16%) NCR
7 5 (2.16%) Capita
7 5 (2.16%) LogRhythm
8 4 (1.73%) Riverbed
8 4 (1.73%) SolarWinds
8 4 (1.73%) Google
9 3 (1.30%) McAfee
10 2 (0.87%) Websense
10 2 (0.87%) VMware
10 2 (0.87%) Apple
10 2 (0.87%) EMC
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