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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 476 584 704
Rank change year-on-year
+108 +120
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Security 501 318 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.37% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 405 234 172
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,000 £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
94020 85650 91144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.39% 78.78% 77.48%
Number of salaries quoted 75699 69888 77563
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% -
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 30 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 30 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +89 486 £50,000 - 49
London +18 173 £65,000 -7.14% 11
South East +32 117 £47,500 -13.63% 22
West Midlands -11 65 £50,000 +11.11% 1
East Midlands -33 58 £45,000 -
Leicestershire -12 56 £45,000 -
Hampshire +15 47 £45,000 - 10
Warwickshire -4 45 £40,000 -11.11% 1
South West +12 41 £52,500 +5.00% 7
Surrey +10 40 £50,000 - 5
City of London +4 36 £50,000 -25.92% 3
Guildford +14 31 £50,000 - 5
Southampton - 20 £43,750 - 3
North West +20 19 £55,000 -35.29% 4
Gloucestershire -2 18 £51,250 +2.50% 4
Berkshire -8 16 £52,500 -4.54% 4
East of England +7 15 £37,500 -9.09% 2
Basingstoke -8 13 £52,500 - 1
Bristol - 12 £58,750 - 1
Leicester +2 11 £50,000 -
Lutterworth -15 11 £45,000 +28.57%
Yorkshire -22 11 £40,000 -46.66% 2
Leeds -26 11 £40,000 -46.66% 2
West Yorkshire -34 11 £40,000 -46.66% 2
Cheshire - 11 £57,500 - 2
Worcestershire - 10 £60,000 -
Wales -3 9 £30,500 -44.54%
Manchester +6 8 £53,750 -36.76%
South Wales +5 8 £30,500 -
Reading -7 8 £50,000 -9.09% 2

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 350 (37.04%) Finance
2 290 (30.69%) Information Security
3 240 (25.40%) Degree
4 224 (23.70%) Security Cleared
5 203 (21.48%) Java
6 189 (20.00%) SIEM
7 165 (17.46%) Windows
8 154 (16.30%) C++
9 153 (16.19%) CISSP
10 143 (15.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 138 (14.60%) Software Engineering
12 136 (14.39%) SC Cleared
13 131 (13.86%) SQL
14 130 (13.76%) Computer Science
15 117 (12.38%) Smartcard
16 113 (11.96%) PCI DSS
17 110 (11.64%) Network Security
18 109 (11.53%) C
19 108 (11.43%) Business Development
20 107 (11.32%) Linux
21 105 (11.11%) Security Architecture
22 100 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
23 97 (10.26%) Mathematics
24 95 (10.05%) Telecoms
25 92 (9.74%) HTML
26 90 (9.52%) C#
26 90 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
27 89 (9.42%) .NET
28 88 (9.31%) Risk Management
28 88 (9.31%) Management Information System

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (2.96%) WebLogic
2 13 (1.38%) SharePoint
3 6 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.42%) 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 34 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.12%) MS Office
3 9 (0.95%) MS Project
4 2 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.74%) assyst
2 5 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.42%) SaaS
2 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 110 (11.64%) Network Security
2 77 (8.15%) HTTP
2 77 (8.15%) Firewall
3 48 (5.08%) Internet
4 42 (4.44%) TCP/IP
5 41 (4.34%) Wireshark
6 37 (3.92%) Intrusion Detection
7 31 (3.28%) LDAP
8 30 (3.17%) SAN
9 23 (2.43%) tcpdump
10 19 (2.01%) SSL
11 18 (1.90%) DNS
12 14 (1.48%) WAN
13 13 (1.38%) LAN
14 12 (1.27%) VPN
15 11 (1.16%) MPLS
15 11 (1.16%) Junos
16 10 (1.06%) Wireless
16 10 (1.06%) HTTPS
16 10 (1.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (6.03%) Hadoop
2 42 (4.44%) Big Data
3 40 (4.23%) SQL Server
4 32 (3.39%) MySQL
5 15 (1.59%) Apache Accumulo
6 9 (0.95%) Oracle Database
7 8 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (0.53%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
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 27 (2.86%) YourKit
2 25 (2.65%) Eclipse
3 24 (2.54%) Maven
4 9 (0.95%) Subversion
5 7 (0.74%) Ant
5 7 (0.74%) Hudson
6 6 (0.63%) WinDbg
6 6 (0.63%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.63%) GDB
6 6 (0.63%) Metasploit
6 6 (0.63%) JIRA
7 4 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.32%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.21%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.21%) JUnit
10 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.11%) GCC
General
1 350 (37.04%) Finance
2 95 (10.05%) Telecoms
3 45 (4.76%) Banking
4 31 (3.28%) Financial Institution
5 24 (2.54%) Advertising
6 22 (2.33%) Legal
7 21 (2.22%) Law
8 11 (1.16%) Electronics
8 11 (1.16%) Aerospace
9 10 (1.06%) Marketing
10 9 (0.95%) Retail
10 9 (0.95%) Military
11 6 (0.63%) Publishing
12 5 (0.53%) German Language
12 5 (0.53%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.32%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.32%) Local Government
13 3 (0.32%) Games
14 2 (0.21%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 194 (20.53%) Consultant
2 179 (18.94%) Developer
3 169 (17.88%) Security Consultant
4 130 (13.76%) Analyst
5 100 (10.58%) Security Analyst
6 75 (7.94%) Security Manager
7 63 (6.67%) Java Developer
8 61 (6.46%) Architect
9 60 (6.35%) Cyber Security Consultant
10 52 (5.50%) Security Architect
11 50 (5.29%) Security Specialist
12 44 (4.66%) Cyber Security Analyst
13 42 (4.44%) Software Developer
14 37 (3.92%) Test Engineer
15 33 (3.49%) Software Engineer
16 32 (3.39%) C++ Developer
17 29 (3.07%) Tester
17 29 (3.07%) Security Engineer
18 28 (2.96%) C++ Software Developer
18 28 (2.96%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (9.74%) HTML
2 89 (9.42%) .NET
3 81 (8.57%) Spring
4 79 (8.36%) XML
5 63 (6.67%) Hibernate
6 49 (5.19%) J2EE
7 34 (3.60%) XSLT
7 34 (3.60%) DHTML
8 31 (3.28%) CSS
9 30 (3.17%) Spring Integration
10 28 (2.96%) Lucene
10 28 (2.96%) Qt
10 28 (2.96%) jQuery
10 28 (2.96%) Spring MVC
10 28 (2.96%) EJB
11 24 (2.54%) JDBC
11 24 (2.54%) Web Services
12 22 (2.33%) HTML5
13 16 (1.69%) WPF
14 15 (1.59%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 130 (13.76%) Computer Science
2 117 (12.38%) Smartcard
3 97 (10.26%) Mathematics
4 88 (9.31%) Management Information System
5 58 (6.14%) Mobile App
6 53 (5.61%) PKI
7 36 (3.81%) PMI
8 34 (3.60%) Blackberry
9 29 (3.07%) Biometrics
10 28 (2.96%) iPhone
11 20 (2.12%) Physics
11 20 (2.12%) SCADA
12 18 (1.90%) Device Driver
12 18 (1.90%) Statistics
12 18 (1.90%) Cryptography
13 15 (1.59%) CESG
13 15 (1.59%) Open Source
14 10 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
15 8 (0.85%) CESG CLAS
15 8 (0.85%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 165 (17.46%) Windows
2 107 (11.32%) Linux
3 65 (6.88%) Android
4 46 (4.87%) UNIX
5 34 (3.60%) Apple iOS
6 29 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (2.86%) BlackBerry OS
9 25 (2.65%) Windows XP
10 24 (2.54%) Windows Vista
11 8 (0.85%) Solaris
12 6 (0.63%) Windows Phone
12 6 (0.63%) Windows Phone 8
13 3 (0.32%) AIX
14 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.11%) CentOS
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (30.69%) Information Security
2 189 (20.00%) SIEM
3 138 (14.60%) Software Engineering
4 108 (11.43%) Business Development
5 105 (11.11%) Security Architecture
6 100 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
7 90 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
8 88 (9.31%) Risk Management
8 88 (9.31%) Web Development
9 78 (8.25%) Information Assurance
10 75 (7.94%) Data Protection
11 69 (7.30%) Project Management
12 56 (5.93%) PRINCE2
13 55 (5.82%) Ethical Hacking
14 53 (5.61%) Reverse Engineering
14 53 (5.61%) ITIL
15 52 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
16 47 (4.97%) Analytics
17 44 (4.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 44 (4.66%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 203 (21.48%) Java
2 154 (16.30%) C++
3 131 (13.86%) SQL
4 109 (11.53%) C
5 90 (9.52%) C#
6 80 (8.47%) JavaScript
7 45 (4.76%) Python
8 32 (3.39%) Perl
9 16 (1.69%) XAML
10 15 (1.59%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.27%) PL/SQL
12 8 (0.85%) Ruby
13 7 (0.74%) PHP
14 6 (0.63%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.42%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.42%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.32%) Assembly Language
16 3 (0.32%) Embedded C
17 2 (0.21%) VBScript
18 1 (0.11%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 240 (25.40%) Degree
2 224 (23.70%) Security Cleared
3 153 (16.19%) CISSP
4 136 (14.39%) SC Cleared
5 77 (8.15%) CISM
6 71 (7.51%) DV Cleared
7 60 (6.35%) CISA
8 47 (4.97%) CEH
9 37 (3.92%) GIAC
9 37 (3.92%) PMI Certification
10 32 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
10 32 (3.39%) GCIA
11 28 (2.96%) GCIH
12 19 (2.01%) CCNP
13 18 (1.90%) PhD
14 15 (1.59%) ISEB
15 10 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (1.06%) SSCP
15 10 (1.06%) CCNA
16 8 (0.85%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (15.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 113 (11.96%) PCI DSS
3 34 (3.60%) ISO 9001
4 30 (3.17%) TickIT
5 12 (1.27%) COBIT
6 4 (0.42%) COSO
7 3 (0.32%) QA
7 3 (0.32%) JSP 440
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 41 (4.34%) Snort
2 25 (2.65%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.42%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.42%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.32%) SpamAssassin
6 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.21%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 18 (1.90%) Nessus
2 17 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (1.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (0.42%) Ambari
4 4 (0.42%) Puppet
4 4 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.21%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.21%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.11%) SCCM
6 1 (0.11%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 84 (8.89%) Oracle
2 70 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 33 (3.49%) Sourcefire
3 33 (3.49%) LogRhythm
4 31 (3.28%) Cisco
5 29 (3.07%) Symantec
6 28 (2.96%) BT
7 24 (2.54%) Juniper
8 23 (2.43%) McAfee
8 23 (2.43%) Splunk
9 22 (2.33%) Wind River
9 22 (2.33%) Coverity
10 21 (2.22%) CheckPoint
11 20 (2.12%) ArcSight
12 18 (1.90%) Blue Coat
13 17 (1.80%) HP
13 17 (1.80%) Websense
14 15 (1.59%) Qualys
15 13 (1.38%) IronPort
15 13 (1.38%) Lumension
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CSC
Salary: From £45 to £85 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
UK
CSC
Salary: From £70 to £95 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
UK
CSC
Salary: From £50 to £75 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stott & May
Salary: From £30,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hampshire
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Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum 15% benefits/cash package + £5k bonus
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Acumin
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
ANG2 Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: Bonus and pension scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum + competative bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £90,000 to £110,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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Salary: 55,000 + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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