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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 416 589 704
Rank change year-on-year
+173 +115
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Security 679 314 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.35% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 532 274 171
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 £31,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £70,300
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
93576 89385 91068
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.26% 81.66% 79.28%
Number of salaries quoted 76906 72661 77293
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +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 £72,500
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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +152 653 £55,000 +10.00% 89
London +120 205 £67,500 +29.18% 22
South East +96 190 £55,000 -2.22% 42
South West +51 107 £48,750 +14.70% 17
Surrey +72 92 £50,000 -6.54% 23
Gloucestershire +40 86 £50,000 +4.16% 13
Guildford - 58 £52,500 - 19
Berkshire +30 48 £65,000 +18.18% 10
West Midlands -5 48 £40,000 - 4
North West +31 46 £65,000 - 2
East Midlands -21 46 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Leicestershire -10 40 £42,500 -15.00%
Warwickshire -9 39 £40,000 - 1
City of London +46 38 £75,000 +78.57% 8
Hampshire +11 36 £55,000 -26.66% 4
Cheltenham +5 22 £47,500 +31.94% 2
Cheshire - 22 £65,000 -
Manchester 0 21 £52,500 -31.14% 1
Gloucester +15 19 £52,500 +5.00% 9
Reading -3 18 £75,000 +36.36% 4
Yorkshire -31 17 £60,000 -25.00%
Chester - 16 £65,000 -
Leeds -3 15 £60,000 +118.18%
West Yorkshire -7 15 £60,000 +118.18%
East of England -20 15 £44,500 -7.29%
Bristol -2 12 £62,500 +98.41%
Scotland +2 11 £80,000 -36.00%
Leicester +20 10 £50,000 -
Edinburgh -1 10 £80,000 -36.00%
Lutterworth -2 10 £45,000 +28.57%

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 375 (33.33%) Information Security
2 290 (25.78%) Finance
3 237 (21.07%) Degree
4 217 (19.29%) CISSP
5 208 (18.49%) Linux
6 193 (17.16%) Security Cleared
7 185 (16.44%) Windows
8 175 (15.56%) SIEM
9 164 (14.58%) Java
10 150 (13.33%) SQL
10 150 (13.33%) Firewall
11 146 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
12 137 (12.18%) SC Cleared
13 132 (11.73%) Risk Management
14 130 (11.56%) Penetration Testing
15 126 (11.20%) ITIL
16 123 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
17 122 (10.84%) Network Security
18 118 (10.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 115 (10.22%) Software Engineering
20 109 (9.69%) Oracle
20 109 (9.69%) JavaScript
21 108 (9.60%) Computer Science
22 101 (8.98%) PCI DSS
23 100 (8.89%) HTML
24 99 (8.80%) Security Architecture
25 95 (8.44%) CISA
26 94 (8.36%) C++
26 94 (8.36%) TCP/IP
26 94 (8.36%) Banking

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 16 (1.42%) MS Exchange
2 11 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (0.80%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.80%) JBoss
4 8 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (0.62%) IIS
6 4 (0.36%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.27%) Liferay
7 3 (0.27%) Apache
7 3 (0.27%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.18%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.18%) SAS
8 2 (0.18%) CMS
9 1 (0.089%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.089%) Confluence
9 1 (0.089%) Lync
9 1 (0.089%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.089%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 58 (5.16%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.69%) MS Office
3 11 (0.98%) MS Project
4 4 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.089%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (1.07%) assyst
2 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.089%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 1 (0.089%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.44%) SaaS
4 2 (0.18%) PaaS
4 2 (0.18%) IaaS
5 1 (0.089%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 150 (13.33%) Firewall
2 122 (10.84%) Network Security
3 94 (8.36%) TCP/IP
4 60 (5.33%) HTTP
5 54 (4.80%) Internet
6 50 (4.44%) Intrusion Detection
7 49 (4.36%) Wireshark
8 44 (3.91%) VPN
8 44 (3.91%) DNS
9 40 (3.56%) SAN
10 36 (3.20%) tcpdump
11 34 (3.02%) LDAP
12 24 (2.13%) WAN
13 22 (1.96%) Wireless
14 21 (1.87%) DHCP
15 20 (1.78%) LAN
16 19 (1.69%) SMTP
17 18 (1.60%) MPLS
18 14 (1.24%) SSL
19 12 (1.07%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (5.51%) Hadoop
2 59 (5.24%) MySQL
3 53 (4.71%) SQL Server
4 49 (4.36%) Big Data
5 12 (1.07%) Oracle Database
6 11 (0.98%) Apache Accumulo
7 8 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (0.44%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.27%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.27%) TKPROF
10 2 (0.18%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.18%) OLTP
10 2 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.18%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.089%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.089%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.089%) DB2
11 1 (0.089%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (2.93%) Eclipse
2 32 (2.84%) Maven
3 31 (2.76%) YourKit
4 14 (1.24%) JIRA
5 11 (0.98%) Jenkins
6 10 (0.89%) GDB
7 9 (0.80%) Git (software)
8 8 (0.71%) JMeter
8 8 (0.71%) Subversion
8 8 (0.71%) WinDbg
8 8 (0.71%) Selenium
9 7 (0.62%) WebDriver
10 6 (0.53%) Ant
10 6 (0.53%) Hudson
11 5 (0.44%) Metasploit
12 3 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.27%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.27%) TestLink
13 1 (0.089%) NetBeans
13 1 (0.089%) Cucumber
General
1 290 (25.78%) Finance
2 94 (8.36%) Banking
3 70 (6.22%) Telecoms
4 58 (5.16%) Retail
5 44 (3.91%) Aerospace
6 35 (3.11%) Legal
7 33 (2.93%) Electronics
8 24 (2.13%) Law
9 18 (1.60%) Financial Institution
9 18 (1.60%) Marketing
10 15 (1.33%) Military
10 15 (1.33%) Advertising
11 10 (0.89%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.80%) Games
13 8 (0.71%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.36%) French Language
15 3 (0.27%) German Language
15 3 (0.27%) Local Government
15 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 190 (16.89%) Analyst
2 182 (16.18%) Consultant
3 173 (15.38%) Developer
4 132 (11.73%) Security Consultant
5 103 (9.16%) Security Analyst
6 83 (7.38%) Tester
7 78 (6.93%) Architect
8 70 (6.22%) Java Developer
9 64 (5.69%) Cyber Security Consultant
10 63 (5.60%) Security Architect
11 56 (4.98%) Security Manager
12 54 (4.80%) Security Engineer
13 53 (4.71%) Security Specialist
14 51 (4.53%) Cyber Security Analyst
15 33 (2.93%) C++ Developer
16 30 (2.67%) Junior
17 29 (2.58%) Penetration Tester
18 28 (2.49%) Test Engineer
18 28 (2.49%) Senior Consultant
19 27 (2.40%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (8.89%) HTML
2 78 (6.93%) .NET
3 73 (6.49%) XML
4 47 (4.18%) Spring
5 42 (3.73%) CSS
5 42 (3.73%) DHTML
5 42 (3.73%) XSLT
6 37 (3.29%) Lucene
6 37 (3.29%) jQuery
7 35 (3.11%) Spring Integration
7 35 (3.11%) Spring MVC
7 35 (3.11%) Hibernate
8 33 (2.93%) J2EE
9 21 (1.87%) Web Services
9 21 (1.87%) WPF
10 15 (1.33%) JDBC
11 14 (1.24%) REST
12 13 (1.16%) SOAP
13 11 (0.98%) LAMP
13 11 (0.98%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 123 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (9.60%) Computer Science
3 92 (8.18%) Smartcard
4 85 (7.56%) Management Information System
5 80 (7.11%) Mathematics
6 46 (4.09%) PKI
7 37 (3.29%) SCADA
8 30 (2.67%) Open Source
9 27 (2.40%) Blackberry
10 23 (2.04%) Biometrics
10 23 (2.04%) CESG
10 23 (2.04%) Mobile App
11 20 (1.78%) Tandem
12 19 (1.69%) GIS
13 17 (1.51%) Algorithms
14 14 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
15 13 (1.16%) Cryptography
16 11 (0.98%) DTV
17 10 (0.89%) CESG CLAS
18 9 (0.80%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 208 (18.49%) Linux
2 185 (16.44%) Windows
3 61 (5.42%) UNIX
4 32 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (2.67%) Android
6 27 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (2.22%) Apple iOS
8 21 (1.87%) BlackBerry OS
8 21 (1.87%) Windows XP
8 21 (1.87%) Solaris
8 21 (1.87%) Windows Vista
9 6 (0.53%) AIX
9 6 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.44%) CentOS
10 5 (0.44%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.27%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.18%) SUSE
13 1 (0.089%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (33.33%) Information Security
2 175 (15.56%) SIEM
3 146 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
4 132 (11.73%) Risk Management
5 130 (11.56%) Penetration Testing
6 126 (11.20%) ITIL
7 115 (10.22%) Software Engineering
8 99 (8.80%) Security Architecture
9 80 (7.11%) Business Development
10 79 (7.02%) Information Assurance
11 75 (6.67%) PRINCE2
12 61 (5.42%) Continuous Improvement
13 57 (5.07%) Reverse Engineering
13 57 (5.07%) Stakeholder Management
14 56 (4.98%) Analytics
15 53 (4.71%) Change Management
16 52 (4.62%) Project Management
16 52 (4.62%) Web Development
17 46 (4.09%) Data Protection
18 44 (3.91%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 164 (14.58%) Java
2 150 (13.33%) SQL
3 109 (9.69%) JavaScript
4 94 (8.36%) C++
5 83 (7.38%) Python
6 78 (6.93%) C#
7 62 (5.51%) C
8 31 (2.76%) Perl
9 26 (2.31%) Ruby
10 22 (1.96%) PHP
11 21 (1.87%) XAML
12 17 (1.51%) PowerShell
12 17 (1.51%) Bash Shell
13 15 (1.33%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.71%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.44%) Assembly Language
16 3 (0.27%) Embedded C
16 3 (0.27%) VBScript
17 2 (0.18%) sed
17 2 (0.18%) AWK
Qualifications
1 237 (21.07%) Degree
2 217 (19.29%) CISSP
3 193 (17.16%) Security Cleared
4 137 (12.18%) SC Cleared
5 95 (8.44%) CISA
6 81 (7.20%) CISM
7 79 (7.02%) DV Cleared
8 56 (4.98%) GIAC
9 46 (4.09%) CEH
10 44 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
11 43 (3.82%) GCIA
12 40 (3.56%) CCNA
13 31 (2.76%) GCIH
13 31 (2.76%) CCNP
14 27 (2.40%) PCI QSA
15 19 (1.69%) PhD
15 19 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
16 18 (1.60%) MCSE
17 13 (1.16%) PMI Certification
18 12 (1.07%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (10.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 101 (8.98%) PCI DSS
3 33 (2.93%) COBIT
4 24 (2.13%) QA
5 21 (1.87%) ISO 9001
5 21 (1.87%) TickIT
6 20 (1.78%) SLA
6 20 (1.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.44%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.44%) COSO
8 4 (0.36%) IEC 61508
8 4 (0.36%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.36%) Basel II
9 3 (0.27%) BS7799
9 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 3 (0.27%) GPG13
System Software
1 31 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.22%) Snort
3 20 (1.78%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.53%) Xen
5 4 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.36%) Apache Flume
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 (0.089%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.089%) XenApp
7 1 (0.089%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.089%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.089%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 6 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (0.44%) Puppet
3 4 (0.36%) Nessus
3 4 (0.36%) SCCM
3 4 (0.36%) Ambari
4 3 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.27%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.089%) SCOM
5 1 (0.089%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.089%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 109 (9.69%) Oracle
2 91 (8.09%) Microsoft
3 49 (4.36%) Cisco
4 44 (3.91%) ArcSight
5 41 (3.64%) VMware
6 36 (3.20%) Sourcefire
7 26 (2.31%) HP
8 21 (1.87%) LogRhythm
9 19 (1.69%) Juniper
10 14 (1.24%) Symantec
11 12 (1.07%) CheckPoint
12 11 (0.98%) McAfee
12 11 (0.98%) Splunk
13 10 (0.89%) Sun
14 9 (0.80%) IBM
14 9 (0.80%) Red Hat
15 8 (0.71%) Citrix
16 7 (0.62%) EMC
16 7 (0.62%) SAP
16 7 (0.62%) Sophos
Worthing, West Sussex
Connectus
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £70,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £70,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000 plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus Outstanding Package
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £80,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £90,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £90,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £38,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum - plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £37,000 to £60,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £85,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £85,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £130,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday