The first table below looks at the demand for Cyber Security skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Cyber Security over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 481 570 714
Rank change year-on-year
+89 +144
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Security 506 322 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.30% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.38% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 404 238 168
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,200 £38,750 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £76,250 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94579 85669 91251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.38% 78.68% 77.38%
Number of salaries quoted 76287 70054 77728
Average salary £48,000 £46,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

Cyber Security
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Cyber Security within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Cyber Security Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cyber Security
Salary Trend

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

Cyber Security Salary Trend in the UK

Cyber Security
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Cyber Security over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 within the UK.

Cyber Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Cyber Security
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Security within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 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
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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 +87 493 £50,000 - 60
London +44 181 £65,000 -13.33% 21
South East +19 119 £47,500 -12.44% 23
West Midlands +1 67 £50,000 +11.11% 2
East Midlands -28 61 £45,000 -
Leicestershire -9 59 £45,000 -
Warwickshire -4 47 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Hampshire +18 45 £45,000 - 8
Surrey +27 43 £50,000 - 8
South West +1 38 £52,500 +5.00% 9
City of London +16 36 £48,000 -31.42% 6
Guildford +19 33 £50,000 - 5
Southampton - 20 £42,500 - 3
North West +12 18 £55,000 -35.29% 5
Berkshire +4 17 £50,000 -9.09% 5
East of England +2 15 £37,500 +25.00%
Gloucestershire -1 15 £52,500 +5.00% 6
Basingstoke -13 13 £52,500 - 2
Leicester +2 12 £50,000 -
Lutterworth -16 12 £45,000 +28.57%
Bristol - 12 £58,750 - 1
Yorkshire -24 11 £40,000 +23.07%
Leeds -28 11 £40,000 +23.07%
West Yorkshire -38 11 £40,000 +23.07%
Cheshire - 10 £55,000 - 3
Worcestershire - 10 £60,000 -
Manchester +12 8 £53,750 -36.76%
Reading -13 8 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Birmingham +9 7 £52,500 -38.23% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 6 - - 2

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Cyber Security also 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 that cited Cyber Security.

1 352 (37.61%) Finance
2 284 (30.34%) Information Security
3 239 (25.53%) Degree
4 224 (23.93%) Security Cleared
5 203 (21.69%) Java
6 184 (19.66%) SIEM
7 164 (17.52%) Windows
8 156 (16.67%) C++
9 149 (15.92%) CISSP
10 142 (15.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 142 (15.17%) Software Engineering
11 136 (14.53%) SC Cleared
12 132 (14.10%) SQL
13 131 (14.00%) Computer Science
14 121 (12.93%) Smartcard
15 114 (12.18%) PCI DSS
16 110 (11.75%) C
17 107 (11.43%) Business Development
17 107 (11.43%) Security Architecture
18 106 (11.32%) Network Security
19 102 (10.90%) Linux
20 100 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
21 99 (10.58%) Mathematics
22 94 (10.04%) Telecoms
23 91 (9.72%) C#
23 91 (9.72%) HTML
23 91 (9.72%) .NET
24 90 (9.62%) Risk Management
25 89 (9.51%) Web Development
26 88 (9.40%) Penetration Testing

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Cyber Security also 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 that cited Cyber Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (2.99%) WebLogic
2 13 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 6 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.32%) Apache
6 2 (0.21%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.11%) IIS
7 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.11%) CMS
7 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 31 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.92%) MS Office
3 9 (0.96%) MS Project
4 2 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.64%) assyst
2 5 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.43%) SaaS
2 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 106 (11.32%) Network Security
2 75 (8.01%) Firewall
3 74 (7.91%) HTTP
4 45 (4.81%) Internet
5 39 (4.17%) TCP/IP
6 38 (4.06%) Wireshark
7 35 (3.74%) Intrusion Detection
8 32 (3.42%) LDAP
9 29 (3.10%) SAN
10 21 (2.24%) tcpdump
11 19 (2.03%) SSL
12 17 (1.82%) DNS
13 14 (1.50%) WAN
14 13 (1.39%) LAN
15 12 (1.28%) VPN
16 11 (1.18%) MPLS
16 11 (1.18%) Junos
17 10 (1.07%) Wireless
17 10 (1.07%) HTTPS
17 10 (1.07%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (6.09%) Hadoop
2 44 (4.70%) Big Data
3 41 (4.38%) SQL Server
4 31 (3.31%) MySQL
5 16 (1.71%) Apache Accumulo
6 9 (0.96%) Oracle Database
7 8 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (0.53%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.11%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.11%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.11%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 26 (2.78%) YourKit
2 24 (2.56%) Eclipse
3 23 (2.46%) Maven
4 10 (1.07%) Subversion
5 7 (0.75%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.75%) Ant
5 7 (0.75%) Hudson
6 6 (0.64%) WinDbg
6 6 (0.64%) GDB
6 6 (0.64%) Metasploit
6 6 (0.64%) JIRA
7 4 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.32%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.21%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.21%) GCC
9 2 (0.21%) JUnit
10 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
General
1 352 (37.61%) Finance
2 94 (10.04%) Telecoms
3 42 (4.49%) Banking
4 31 (3.31%) Financial Institution
5 24 (2.56%) Advertising
6 23 (2.46%) Law
6 23 (2.46%) Legal
7 13 (1.39%) Electronics
8 11 (1.18%) Aerospace
9 10 (1.07%) Marketing
10 9 (0.96%) Retail
10 9 (0.96%) Military
11 6 (0.64%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.64%) Publishing
12 4 (0.43%) German Language
13 3 (0.32%) Local Government
13 3 (0.32%) Games
14 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 193 (20.62%) Consultant
2 180 (19.23%) Developer
3 168 (17.95%) Security Consultant
4 125 (13.35%) Analyst
5 97 (10.36%) Security Analyst
6 72 (7.69%) Security Manager
7 63 (6.73%) Architect
7 63 (6.73%) Java Developer
8 60 (6.41%) Cyber Security Consultant
9 54 (5.77%) Security Architect
10 47 (5.02%) Security Specialist
11 44 (4.70%) Cyber Security Analyst
12 43 (4.59%) Software Developer
13 37 (3.95%) Test Engineer
14 34 (3.63%) Software Engineer
15 33 (3.53%) C++ Developer
16 29 (3.10%) C++ Software Developer
16 29 (3.10%) Tester
17 28 (2.99%) Senior Consultant
17 28 (2.99%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (9.72%) HTML
1 91 (9.72%) .NET
2 82 (8.76%) XML
3 81 (8.65%) Spring
4 62 (6.62%) Hibernate
5 48 (5.13%) J2EE
6 35 (3.74%) XSLT
6 35 (3.74%) DHTML
7 30 (3.21%) CSS
8 29 (3.10%) Spring Integration
9 28 (2.99%) EJB
9 28 (2.99%) Qt
10 27 (2.88%) Spring MVC
10 27 (2.88%) jQuery
10 27 (2.88%) Lucene
11 25 (2.67%) JDBC
11 25 (2.67%) Web Services
12 22 (2.35%) HTML5
13 16 (1.71%) Swing
13 16 (1.71%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 131 (14.00%) Computer Science
2 121 (12.93%) Smartcard
3 99 (10.58%) Mathematics
4 87 (9.29%) Management Information System
5 59 (6.30%) Mobile App
6 54 (5.77%) PKI
7 36 (3.85%) PMI
8 35 (3.74%) Blackberry
9 30 (3.21%) Biometrics
10 28 (2.99%) iPhone
11 20 (2.14%) Physics
12 19 (2.03%) SCADA
12 19 (2.03%) Device Driver
13 18 (1.92%) Statistics
13 18 (1.92%) Cryptography
14 16 (1.71%) Open Source
15 15 (1.60%) CESG
16 10 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
17 9 (0.96%) RMADS
18 8 (0.85%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 164 (17.52%) Windows
2 102 (10.90%) Linux
3 66 (7.05%) Android
4 45 (4.81%) UNIX
5 35 (3.74%) Apple iOS
6 30 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (2.99%) BlackBerry OS
9 26 (2.78%) Windows XP
10 25 (2.67%) Windows Vista
11 7 (0.75%) Solaris
12 6 (0.64%) Windows Phone
12 6 (0.64%) Windows Phone 8
13 3 (0.32%) AIX
14 1 (0.11%) CentOS
14 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (30.34%) Information Security
2 184 (19.66%) SIEM
3 142 (15.17%) Software Engineering
4 107 (11.43%) Business Development
4 107 (11.43%) Security Architecture
5 100 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
6 90 (9.62%) Risk Management
7 89 (9.51%) Web Development
8 88 (9.40%) Penetration Testing
9 78 (8.33%) Information Assurance
10 74 (7.91%) Data Protection
11 71 (7.59%) Project Management
12 56 (5.98%) PRINCE2
13 54 (5.77%) Ethical Hacking
14 53 (5.66%) Reverse Engineering
14 53 (5.66%) ITIL
15 51 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
16 49 (5.24%) Analytics
17 44 (4.70%) Programme Management
17 44 (4.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 203 (21.69%) Java
2 156 (16.67%) C++
3 132 (14.10%) SQL
4 110 (11.75%) C
5 91 (9.72%) C#
6 79 (8.44%) JavaScript
7 44 (4.70%) Python
8 32 (3.42%) Perl
9 16 (1.71%) XAML
10 15 (1.60%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.28%) PL/SQL
12 8 (0.85%) Ruby
13 6 (0.64%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.53%) PHP
15 4 (0.43%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.43%) Assembly Language
15 4 (0.43%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.32%) Embedded C
17 2 (0.21%) VBScript
17 2 (0.21%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 239 (25.53%) Degree
2 224 (23.93%) Security Cleared
3 149 (15.92%) CISSP
4 136 (14.53%) SC Cleared
5 77 (8.23%) CISM
6 69 (7.37%) DV Cleared
7 60 (6.41%) CISA
8 45 (4.81%) CEH
9 37 (3.95%) PMI Certification
10 33 (3.53%) GIAC
11 31 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
12 30 (3.21%) GCIA
13 26 (2.78%) GCIH
14 17 (1.82%) PhD
14 17 (1.82%) CCNP
15 14 (1.50%) ISEB
16 10 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 10 (1.07%) SSCP
17 9 (0.96%) CCNA
18 8 (0.85%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (15.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 114 (12.18%) PCI DSS
3 35 (3.74%) ISO 9001
4 31 (3.31%) TickIT
5 13 (1.39%) COBIT
6 4 (0.43%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.43%) COSO
6 4 (0.43%) QA
7 3 (0.32%) SLA
7 3 (0.32%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.21%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 40 (4.27%) Snort
2 25 (2.67%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.43%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.43%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.32%) SpamAssassin
6 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.21%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 18 (1.92%) Nessus
2 16 (1.71%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (1.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (0.43%) Puppet
4 4 (0.43%) Ambari
4 4 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.21%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.11%) SCCM
6 1 (0.11%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 83 (8.87%) Oracle
2 67 (7.16%) Microsoft
3 32 (3.42%) LogRhythm
4 31 (3.31%) Cisco
5 30 (3.21%) Sourcefire
6 28 (2.99%) BT
6 28 (2.99%) Symantec
7 24 (2.56%) Juniper
8 23 (2.46%) Splunk
9 22 (2.35%) Coverity
9 22 (2.35%) McAfee
9 22 (2.35%) Wind River
10 20 (2.14%) CheckPoint
11 18 (1.92%) Blue Coat
12 17 (1.82%) Websense
13 16 (1.71%) HP
14 15 (1.60%) ArcSight
15 14 (1.50%) Qualys
16 13 (1.39%) IronPort
16 13 (1.39%) Lumension
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Acorn
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £65,000 to £95,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Acumin
Salary: £60k plus + bonus + package
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Acumin
Salary: £60 + plus bonus and package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Acumin
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum OTE + bens / etc
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
CGI
Salary: £26000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
CGI
Salary: £26000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh Company
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + car + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh Company
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Posted: Yesterday