The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security Specialist
Rank 925 876 907
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Cyber Security Specialist 2 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.003% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.003% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 1
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +25.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
115310 106336 118647
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.70% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 93548 88465 101690
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £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
Top 5 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -34 2 £60,000 +20.00%
London - 1 £55,000 -
Reading - 1 £65,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £65,000 -
South East - 1 £65,000 -

Cyber Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 4 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (50.00%) Statistics
3 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (50.00%) CISSP
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS
4 1 (25.00%) McAfee
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) CISM
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (25.00%) Law
4 1 (25.00%) Legal
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) MCP
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) MCSA
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) Security Testing

Cyber Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (25.00%) Junos
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (25.00%) Law
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 3 (75.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Network Management
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CISM
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee