The table below looks at the statistics for the Cyber Security Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Cyber Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security Specialist
Rank 900 861 914
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a Cyber Security Specialist 3 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.006% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.003% 0.006% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 0
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £53,750 £50,000 -
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107824 100361 112041
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87233 83342 95584
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

Cyber Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Cyber Security Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Cyber Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cyber Security Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Cyber Security Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Cyber Security Specialist
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 15 September 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 -41 3 £52,500 +5.00% 1
South East - 2 £53,750 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £53,750 -
London -16 1 £47,500 -13.63%
Basingstoke - 1 £52,500 -
City of London - 1 £47,500 -

Cyber Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Cyber Security Specialist in their job title 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 with Cyber Security Specialist in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) SIEM
3 2 (40.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) People Management
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Business Development
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) COBIT
4 1 (20.00%) SCADA
4 1 (20.00%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (20.00%) Arabic Language
4 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Legal
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) C++

Cyber Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Cyber Security Specialist in their job title 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 with Cyber Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Mandarin Language
1 1 (20.00%) Arabic Language
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 2 (40.00%) SIEM
2 2 (40.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) People Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Forensics
3 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) Business Development
3 1 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VBScript
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) COBIT
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
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