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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security Specialist
Rank 878 931 901
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Cyber Security Specialist 12 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.002% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.002% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 3
Average salary £58,438 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.60% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £51,250 £65,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-21.15% +30.00%

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 2015 within the UK.

Cyber Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Cyber Security Specialist
Top 11 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 24 April 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 +23 12 £58,438 -2.60%
London +37 8 £63,438 +15.34%
City of London - 6 £57,188 -
Cheltenham - 2 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £45,000 -
South West - 2 £45,000 -
South East +15 1 £57,500 -11.53%
Berkshire -4 1 £57,500 -11.53%
Reading -5 1 £57,500 -11.53%
Cheshire - 1 £65,000 -
North West - 1 £65,000 -

Cyber Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19 (95.00%) Cyber Security
2 9 (45.00%) Information Security
3 7 (35.00%) Firewall
3 7 (35.00%) CISSP
4 6 (30.00%) Network Security
5 5 (25.00%) C#
5 5 (25.00%) C++
5 5 (25.00%) Java
5 5 (25.00%) Windows
5 5 (25.00%) OO
5 5 (25.00%) Finance
5 5 (25.00%) Aerospace
5 5 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (15.00%) DNS
7 3 (15.00%) UNIX
7 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
7 3 (15.00%) CISA
7 3 (15.00%) CISM
7 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (10.00%) CEH
8 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
8 2 (10.00%) VLAN
8 2 (10.00%) Marketing
8 2 (10.00%) Degree
8 2 (10.00%) SCCM

Cyber Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) Firewall
2 6 (30.00%) Network Security
3 5 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.00%) DNS
6 2 (10.00%) MPLS
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (10.00%) Junos
6 2 (10.00%) VLAN
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (10.00%) DHCP
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
1 5 (25.00%) Aerospace
2 2 (10.00%) Legal
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Blog
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) UNIX
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Cyber Security
2 9 (45.00%) Information Security
3 5 (25.00%) OO
3 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) ITIL
6 2 (10.00%) Service Management
6 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.00%) Coaching
7 1 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (5.00%) Investment Management
7 1 (5.00%) Computer Security
7 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) C#
1 5 (25.00%) C++
1 5 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) CISSP
2 3 (15.00%) CISA
2 3 (15.00%) CISM
3 2 (10.00%) MCSE
3 2 (10.00%) CEH
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) CSSLP
4 1 (5.00%) CCNP
4 1 (5.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.00%) GIAC
4 1 (5.00%) GCIA
4 1 (5.00%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (10.00%) McAfee
2 2 (10.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco
2 2 (10.00%) Intel
2 2 (10.00%) WorldPay
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) ArcSight