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 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
Cyber Security Specialist
Rank 885 906 865
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Cyber Security Specialist 8 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.001% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.001% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 8
Average salary £80,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+88.23% -15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £41,362 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-2.67% -15.00%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Cyber Security Specialist over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Cyber Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Cyber Security Specialist
Top 9 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 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 +11 8 £80,000 +88.23% 2
London - 6 £82,500 -
City of London - 1 £80,000 -
Guildford - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £41,362 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £41,362 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £41,362 -
South East - 1 - - 2

Cyber Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 18 (94.74%) Cyber Security
2 11 (57.89%) Information Security
2 11 (57.89%) CISSP
3 10 (52.63%) Firewall
4 8 (42.11%) Windows
5 7 (36.84%) CheckPoint
5 7 (36.84%) Cisco
5 7 (36.84%) Network Security
6 6 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (31.58%) Junos
6 6 (31.58%) VLAN
6 6 (31.58%) Cisco PIX
6 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
6 6 (31.58%) DHCP
6 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
6 6 (31.58%) DNS
6 6 (31.58%) MPLS
6 6 (31.58%) McAfee
6 6 (31.58%) CiscoWorks
6 6 (31.58%) CEH
6 6 (31.58%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Finance
7 5 (26.32%) Legal
7 5 (26.32%) MCSE
7 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (21.05%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (15.79%) Blue Coat
9 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (15.79%) Risk Management

Cyber Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) Network Security
3 6 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (31.58%) Junos
3 6 (31.58%) VLAN
3 6 (31.58%) Cisco PIX
3 6 (31.58%) DHCP
3 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
3 6 (31.58%) DNS
3 6 (31.58%) MPLS
4 4 (21.05%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.26%) Big Data
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
1 5 (26.32%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Data Conversion
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) UNIX
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Cyber Security
2 11 (57.89%) Information Security
3 6 (31.58%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (15.79%) Service Management
5 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
5 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
6 2 (10.53%) Security Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Computer Security
6 2 (10.53%) Security Architecture
6 2 (10.53%) SIEM
6 2 (10.53%) Analytics
6 2 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (10.53%) Malware Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
6 2 (10.53%) SDLC
7 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
7 1 (5.26%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) CISSP
2 6 (31.58%) CEH
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (26.32%) MCSE
4 3 (15.79%) MCSA
4 3 (15.79%) MCP
4 3 (15.79%) CISM
5 2 (10.53%) CISA
5 2 (10.53%) Degree
5 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) CSSLP
6 1 (5.26%) GREM
6 1 (5.26%) CISMP
6 1 (5.26%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (5.26%) GCIH
6 1 (5.26%) GCFA
6 1 (5.26%) PhD
6 1 (5.26%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco
1 7 (36.84%) CheckPoint
2 6 (31.58%) McAfee
3 3 (15.79%) Blue Coat
4 2 (10.53%) Intel
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper
5 1 (5.26%) CA
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.26%) ArcSight
5 1 (5.26%) Hortonworks
5 1 (5.26%) WorldPay
5 1 (5.26%) FireEye
5 1 (5.26%) Websense
5 1 (5.26%) SAP
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