The table below looks at the statistics 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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 402 591 664
Rank change year-on-year
+189 +73
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Security 668 303 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.28% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.34% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 513 269 162
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
90932 88246 90704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.30% 81.87% 79.61%
Number of salaries quoted 74972 70714 77273
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 December 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 December 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 +171 632 £55,000 +10.00% 89
London +96 188 £65,000 +18.18% 26
South East +95 188 £55,000 -4.34% 40
South West +59 110 £50,000 +10.49% 13
Gloucestershire +51 92 £50,000 +4.16% 13
Surrey +75 89 £50,000 -6.54% 21
Berkshire +36 56 £58,500 +6.36% 14
Guildford - 50 £52,500 - 17
North West +23 47 £65,000 - 3
West Midlands -15 42 £40,000 -20.00% 4
East Midlands -23 37 £40,000 -20.00% 1
City of London +26 33 £62,500 +51.51% 3
Warwickshire -11 32 £40,000 - 1
Leicestershire -14 29 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Hampshire +2 27 £55,000 -31.25% 1
Reading +11 25 £58,250 +5.90% 5
Cheltenham +13 24 £47,500 +57.02% 3
Gloucester +26 23 £52,500 +5.00% 7
Cheshire - 23 £65,000 -
Manchester -2 22 £52,500 -31.14% 3
Yorkshire -6 17 £60,000 -25.00% 1
East of England -14 16 £55,000 +14.58%
West Yorkshire +14 15 £60,000 +108.69% 1
Leeds +9 15 £60,000 +108.69% 1
Maidenhead +11 14 £61,250 +28.94% 6
Chester - 14 £65,000 -
Wales +16 12 £42,500 - 1
South Wales +12 12 £42,500 - 1
Scotland +17 11 £80,000 -36.00%
Hertfordshire -6 11 £60,000 +242.85%

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 380 (34.17%) Information Security
2 265 (23.83%) Finance
3 221 (19.87%) CISSP
4 219 (19.69%) Linux
5 216 (19.42%) Degree
6 204 (18.35%) Windows
7 202 (18.17%) Security Cleared
8 179 (16.10%) Firewall
9 178 (16.01%) SIEM
10 143 (12.86%) Java
11 140 (12.59%) SQL
12 138 (12.41%) SC Cleared
13 137 (12.32%) Network Security
14 132 (11.87%) Risk Management
15 130 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
16 122 (10.97%) ITIL
17 121 (10.88%) Penetration Testing
17 121 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
18 110 (9.89%) Software Engineering
19 109 (9.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 107 (9.62%) TCP/IP
21 103 (9.26%) Computer Science
22 99 (8.90%) Security Architecture
23 98 (8.81%) CISA
24 97 (8.72%) PCI DSS
25 95 (8.54%) C++
26 94 (8.45%) Oracle
27 93 (8.36%) JavaScript
28 92 (8.27%) Management Information System
28 92 (8.27%) Banking

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 18 (1.62%) MS Exchange
2 9 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (0.63%) IIS
3 7 (0.63%) JBoss
4 6 (0.54%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.45%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.27%) Liferay
6 3 (0.27%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.27%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.18%) SAS
7 2 (0.18%) CMS
8 1 (0.090%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.090%) Apache
8 1 (0.090%) Confluence
8 1 (0.090%) Lync
8 1 (0.090%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.090%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 66 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.44%) MS Office
3 8 (0.72%) MS Project
4 4 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.090%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (1.08%) assyst
2 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.090%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 1 (0.090%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.72%) SaaS
3 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.45%) IaaS
4 5 (0.45%) PaaS
5 4 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.090%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 179 (16.10%) Firewall
2 137 (12.32%) Network Security
3 107 (9.62%) TCP/IP
4 58 (5.22%) VPN
5 56 (5.04%) DNS
6 55 (4.95%) Intrusion Detection
7 54 (4.86%) Internet
8 52 (4.68%) HTTP
9 45 (4.05%) Wireshark
10 35 (3.15%) LDAP
11 34 (3.06%) WAN
11 34 (3.06%) tcpdump
12 32 (2.88%) DHCP
12 32 (2.88%) SAN
13 27 (2.43%) MPLS
14 22 (1.98%) SMTP
15 21 (1.89%) LAN
15 21 (1.89%) Wireless
16 20 (1.80%) IPsec
17 18 (1.62%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (4.77%) MySQL
2 52 (4.68%) SQL Server
3 44 (3.96%) Hadoop
4 41 (3.69%) Big Data
5 7 (0.63%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.54%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.45%) Apache Accumulo
8 4 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.27%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.27%) TKPROF
10 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.18%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.18%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.18%) OLTP
11 1 (0.090%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 24 (2.16%) Eclipse
1 24 (2.16%) Maven
2 23 (2.07%) YourKit
3 13 (1.17%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.90%) JIRA
4 10 (0.90%) Selenium
5 9 (0.81%) JMeter
5 9 (0.81%) GDB
6 8 (0.72%) WebDriver
7 6 (0.54%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.45%) WinDbg
9 4 (0.36%) Subversion
9 4 (0.36%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.27%) TestLink
10 3 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.18%) JUnit
11 2 (0.18%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.18%) Metasploit
12 1 (0.090%) Rational DOORS
12 1 (0.090%) Hudson
General
1 265 (23.83%) Finance
2 92 (8.27%) Banking
3 68 (6.12%) Telecoms
4 62 (5.58%) Retail
5 47 (4.23%) Aerospace
6 38 (3.42%) Legal
7 34 (3.06%) Electronics
8 24 (2.16%) Law
9 22 (1.98%) Marketing
10 15 (1.35%) Military
11 12 (1.08%) Advertising
12 11 (0.99%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.90%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.81%) Games
15 8 (0.72%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.36%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.36%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.36%) French Language
17 3 (0.27%) German Language
18 2 (0.18%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 190 (17.09%) Analyst
2 173 (15.56%) Consultant
3 145 (13.04%) Developer
4 115 (10.34%) Security Consultant
5 109 (9.80%) Security Analyst
6 79 (7.10%) Architect
7 74 (6.65%) Tester
8 66 (5.94%) Security Engineer
9 60 (5.40%) Security Architect
9 60 (5.40%) Security Manager
10 59 (5.31%) Cyber Security Consultant
11 54 (4.86%) Security Specialist
12 49 (4.41%) Cyber Security Analyst
13 48 (4.32%) Java Developer
14 32 (2.88%) C++ Developer
14 32 (2.88%) Software Engineer
15 31 (2.79%) Junior
16 28 (2.52%) Graduate
16 28 (2.52%) Head of Security
17 27 (2.43%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (7.37%) HTML
2 65 (5.85%) .NET
3 63 (5.67%) XML
4 36 (3.24%) XSLT
4 36 (3.24%) DHTML
5 35 (3.15%) CSS
6 30 (2.70%) Spring
7 28 (2.52%) jQuery
7 28 (2.52%) Lucene
7 28 (2.52%) J2EE
8 26 (2.34%) Hibernate
8 26 (2.34%) Spring MVC
8 26 (2.34%) Spring Integration
9 19 (1.71%) Web Services
10 18 (1.62%) WPF
11 12 (1.08%) LAMP
12 11 (0.99%) Regular Expression
12 11 (0.99%) REST
13 10 (0.90%) SOAP
14 6 (0.54%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 121 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (9.26%) Computer Science
3 92 (8.27%) Management Information System
4 77 (6.92%) Smartcard
5 71 (6.38%) Mathematics
6 47 (4.23%) PKI
7 46 (4.14%) Open Source
8 39 (3.51%) SCADA
9 25 (2.25%) Blackberry
10 23 (2.07%) CESG
10 23 (2.07%) Mobile App
11 20 (1.80%) Tandem
11 20 (1.80%) Biometrics
12 19 (1.71%) GIS
13 16 (1.44%) DTV
14 15 (1.35%) Cryptography
14 15 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
15 14 (1.26%) Algorithms
16 9 (0.81%) User Experience
16 9 (0.81%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 219 (19.69%) Linux
2 204 (18.35%) Windows
3 57 (5.13%) UNIX
4 30 (2.70%) Android
5 28 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (2.16%) Apple iOS
7 23 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (1.89%) Solaris
9 19 (1.71%) BlackBerry OS
10 18 (1.62%) Windows XP
10 18 (1.62%) Windows Vista
11 8 (0.72%) CentOS
12 7 (0.63%) AIX
13 6 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.45%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.36%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.27%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.18%) SUSE
18 1 (0.090%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (34.17%) Information Security
2 178 (16.01%) SIEM
3 132 (11.87%) Risk Management
4 130 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
5 122 (10.97%) ITIL
6 121 (10.88%) Penetration Testing
7 110 (9.89%) Software Engineering
8 99 (8.90%) Security Architecture
9 81 (7.28%) Information Assurance
10 69 (6.21%) Business Development
11 67 (6.03%) PRINCE2
12 64 (5.76%) Continuous Improvement
13 60 (5.40%) Change Management
14 59 (5.31%) Project Management
15 57 (5.13%) Analytics
16 56 (5.04%) Reverse Engineering
17 55 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
18 49 (4.41%) Security Management
19 48 (4.32%) Web Development
20 42 (3.78%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 143 (12.86%) Java
2 140 (12.59%) SQL
3 95 (8.54%) C++
4 93 (8.36%) JavaScript
5 89 (8.00%) Python
6 69 (6.21%) C#
7 56 (5.04%) C
8 35 (3.15%) Perl
9 25 (2.25%) PHP
9 25 (2.25%) Ruby
10 22 (1.98%) Bash Shell
11 20 (1.80%) PowerShell
12 18 (1.62%) XAML
13 7 (0.63%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.54%) Assembly Language
14 6 (0.54%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.36%) Embedded C
16 3 (0.27%) VBScript
16 3 (0.27%) Korn
17 2 (0.18%) Lua
Qualifications
1 221 (19.87%) CISSP
2 216 (19.42%) Degree
3 202 (18.17%) Security Cleared
4 138 (12.41%) SC Cleared
5 98 (8.81%) CISA
6 88 (7.91%) CISM
7 82 (7.37%) DV Cleared
8 67 (6.03%) GIAC
9 55 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
10 50 (4.50%) CCNA
11 47 (4.23%) CEH
12 43 (3.87%) GCIA
13 35 (3.15%) GCIH
14 33 (2.97%) CCNP
15 24 (2.16%) PCI QSA
16 19 (1.71%) CRISC
16 19 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
17 18 (1.62%) MCSE
18 13 (1.17%) PhD
19 12 (1.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (9.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 97 (8.72%) PCI DSS
3 35 (3.15%) COBIT
4 29 (2.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 28 (2.52%) SLA
6 27 (2.43%) QA
7 18 (1.62%) ISO 9001
7 18 (1.62%) TickIT
8 5 (0.45%) Basel II
8 5 (0.45%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.45%) COSO
8 5 (0.45%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 4 (0.36%) BS7799
10 3 (0.27%) GPG13
11 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.090%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 33 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (2.52%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.52%) Snort
3 19 (1.71%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.63%) Xen
5 4 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.18%) vSphere
6 2 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.18%) UAG
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.18%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.090%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.090%) XenApp
7 1 (0.090%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.090%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.090%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.090%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (0.54%) Tivoli
1 6 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (0.36%) SCCM
3 3 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.18%) Nessus
4 2 (0.18%) Puppet
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.090%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.090%) Ambari
5 1 (0.090%) SCOM
Vendors
1 94 (8.45%) Oracle
2 87 (7.82%) Microsoft
3 51 (4.59%) Cisco
4 44 (3.96%) VMware
5 41 (3.69%) ArcSight
6 32 (2.88%) Sourcefire
7 24 (2.16%) Juniper
8 20 (1.80%) HP
9 19 (1.71%) CheckPoint
10 16 (1.44%) Symantec
11 15 (1.35%) McAfee
11 15 (1.35%) LogRhythm
12 13 (1.17%) Citrix
13 10 (0.90%) Red Hat
13 10 (0.90%) Sun
14 9 (0.81%) SAP
15 6 (0.54%) EMC
15 6 (0.54%) Sophos
15 6 (0.54%) BT
16 5 (0.45%) CA
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