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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security Specialist
Rank 871 891 874
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Cyber Security Specialist 7 2 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.002% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.002% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 1
Average salary £47,500 £65,000 £50,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.92% +28.71%
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £65,000 -
% change year-on-year
-28.84% -

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 January 2015 within the UK.

Cyber Security Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Cyber Security Specialist
Top 12 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 30 January 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 +1 7 £47,500 -26.92%
South West - 3 £45,000 -
Cheltenham - 3 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £45,000 -
Berkshire -13 1 £70,000 +7.69%
South East -26 1 £70,000 +7.69%
Hertfordshire - 1 £65,000 -
North West - 1 £37,500 -
London - 1 £55,000 -
Maidenhead - 1 £70,000 -
Watford - 1 £65,000 -
East of England - 1 £65,000 -

Cyber Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
2 4 (30.77%) Aerospace
2 4 (30.77%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) C++
2 4 (30.77%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) OO
3 3 (23.08%) Network Security
3 3 (23.08%) SIEM
3 3 (23.08%) Analytics
4 2 (15.38%) Marketing
4 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
4 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
4 2 (15.38%) Information Security
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 1 (7.69%) SCADA
5 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (7.69%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (7.69%) Arabic Language
5 1 (7.69%) Blog
5 1 (7.69%) GCIA
5 1 (7.69%) GCIH
5 1 (7.69%) Computer Forensics
5 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (7.69%) Legal
5 1 (7.69%) GIAC
5 1 (7.69%) Windows

Cyber Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Network Security
2 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
General
1 4 (30.77%) Aerospace
2 2 (15.38%) Marketing
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (7.69%) Arabic Language
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) SCADA
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) Blog
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
2 4 (30.77%) OO
3 3 (23.08%) SIEM
3 3 (23.08%) Analytics
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Information Security
5 1 (7.69%) Computer Forensics
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Business Development
5 1 (7.69%) Investment Management
5 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) Coaching
5 1 (7.69%) People Management
5 1 (7.69%) Database Security
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C#
1 4 (30.77%) C++
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) GCIA
2 1 (7.69%) GCIH
2 1 (7.69%) GIAC
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
1 1 (7.69%) ArcSight