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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 322 491 598
Rank change year-on-year
+169 +107
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Security 982 501 321
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 0.43% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.52% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 748 400 236
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,900 £36,600 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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
93036 97048 88128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.83% 82.79% 80.98%
Number of salaries quoted 76147 78224 72122
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

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 29 July 2015 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 29 July 2015. 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 +151 894 £55,000 +10.00% 170
London +171 392 £60,000 -7.69% 55
South East +84 197 £55,000 +15.78% 50
South West +51 109 £47,500 -9.52% 28
City of London +86 93 £60,000 +20.00% 11
Gloucestershire +37 70 £45,000 -12.19% 18
Yorkshire +52 61 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Berkshire +48 56 £55,000 +4.76% 9
West Yorkshire +43 50 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Scotland +55 47 £42,000 +2.43% 7
West Midlands -35 44 £55,000 +10.00% 7
Cheltenham - 44 £45,000 - 6
Surrey +10 42 £57,500 +15.00% 15
Leeds +30 39 £47,500 +18.75% 4
North West +25 34 £50,000 -9.09% 12
Oxfordshire +39 33 £40,000 - 1
Hampshire -8 30 £57,500 +27.77% 13
Glasgow +35 28 £42,000 +2.43% 2
Birmingham +16 27 £50,000 -4.76% 3
Reading +24 26 £51,250 +2.50% 5
East Midlands -32 24 £55,000 +22.22%
East of England +8 23 £53,500 +42.66% 6
Bristol -4 22 £50,000 -14.89% 8
South Wales +18 21 £37,500 +36.36%
Wales +12 21 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Guildford -6 21 £55,000 +10.00% 13
Manchester +21 18 £52,500 -2.32% 9
Buckinghamshire +7 17 £55,000 - 5
Edinburgh +22 16 £56,250 +2.27% 3
Cheshire +4 14 £50,000 -9.09% 1

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

1 828 (41.30%) Information Security
2 559 (27.88%) CISSP
3 552 (27.53%) Finance
4 432 (21.55%) Security Cleared
5 417 (20.80%) Degree
6 341 (17.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 316 (15.76%) CISM
8 290 (14.46%) SIEM
9 270 (13.47%) Linux
10 259 (12.92%) Firewall
11 251 (12.52%) Java
12 247 (12.32%) SC Cleared
13 240 (11.97%) Windows
14 238 (11.87%) Network Security
15 234 (11.67%) ITIL
16 226 (11.27%) PCI DSS
17 222 (11.07%) Agile Software Development
18 218 (10.87%) Risk Management
19 211 (10.52%) CISA
20 210 (10.47%) C
21 208 (10.37%) Banking
22 207 (10.32%) C++
23 200 (9.98%) Management Information System
24 196 (9.78%) Penetration Testing
25 191 (9.53%) Security Architecture
26 182 (9.08%) SQL
27 169 (8.43%) Python
28 166 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
29 165 (8.23%) Project Management
30 163 (8.13%) Information Assurance

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 34 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (0.90%) MS Exchange
3 17 (0.85%) Apache
4 13 (0.65%) Apache Pig
5 12 (0.60%) IIS
5 12 (0.60%) SAS
6 10 (0.50%) Lync
7 9 (0.45%) WebSphere
7 9 (0.45%) SharePoint
7 9 (0.45%) Apache Spark
8 8 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (0.40%) Node.js
9 7 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (0.30%) CMS
11 4 (0.20%) JBoss
12 3 (0.15%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.15%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.100%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 52 (2.59%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (0.75%) MS Office
4 11 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.35%) MS Project
6 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.100%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 6 (0.30%) FLEXCUBE
2 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.100%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.050%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (0.65%) Office 365
3 12 (0.60%) SaaS
4 9 (0.45%) PaaS
5 7 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.30%) IaaS
7 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.100%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (0.100%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 259 (12.92%) Firewall
2 238 (11.87%) Network Security
3 119 (5.94%) Intrusion Detection
4 94 (4.69%) TCP/IP
5 88 (4.39%) Internet
6 64 (3.19%) LAN
7 60 (2.99%) WAN
8 42 (2.09%) Wireless
9 30 (1.50%) HTTP
9 30 (1.50%) Wireshark
10 24 (1.20%) Broadband
11 21 (1.05%) DNS
12 17 (0.85%) VPN
13 14 (0.70%) tcpdump
14 13 (0.65%) Unified Communications
14 13 (0.65%) DHCP
14 13 (0.65%) LDAP
15 12 (0.60%) SSL
15 12 (0.60%) MPLS
16 11 (0.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (4.79%) SQL Server
1 96 (4.79%) Big Data
2 40 (2.00%) Hadoop
3 35 (1.75%) Relational Database
4 34 (1.70%) NoSQL
5 33 (1.65%) MySQL
6 23 (1.15%) RDBMS
7 15 (0.75%) Apache Hive
8 13 (0.65%) MongoDB
9 10 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (0.45%) IBM BigInsights
11 8 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.40%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.30%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.15%) HBase
14 3 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
15 2 (0.100%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (1.15%) Selenium
2 22 (1.10%) Jenkins
3 16 (0.80%) Metasploit
4 15 (0.75%) WinDbg
4 15 (0.75%) GDB
5 12 (0.60%) Git (software)
6 10 (0.50%) WebDriver
6 10 (0.50%) Subversion
7 9 (0.45%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.45%) JMeter
8 6 (0.30%) Maven
9 5 (0.25%) JIRA
9 5 (0.25%) Apache Ivy
10 4 (0.20%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.15%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.15%) Hudson
11 3 (0.15%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.15%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.100%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.100%) YourKit
General
1 552 (27.53%) Finance
2 208 (10.37%) Banking
3 160 (7.98%) Telecoms
4 119 (5.94%) Retail
5 75 (3.74%) Legal
6 58 (2.89%) Law
7 50 (2.49%) Marketing
8 38 (1.90%) Aerospace
9 36 (1.80%) General Ledger
10 35 (1.75%) Military
10 35 (1.75%) Electronics
11 33 (1.65%) Financial Institution
12 21 (1.05%) German Language
13 19 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (0.70%) Manufacturing
14 14 (0.70%) Investment Banking
15 13 (0.65%) French Language
15 13 (0.65%) Multimedia
16 11 (0.55%) Publishing
17 10 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 407 (20.30%) Analyst
2 389 (19.40%) Consultant
3 288 (14.36%) Security Consultant
4 247 (12.32%) Security Analyst
5 190 (9.48%) Architect
6 188 (9.38%) Security Manager
7 132 (6.58%) Developer
8 130 (6.48%) Security Architect
9 102 (5.09%) Cyber Security Consultant
10 94 (4.69%) Cyber Security Analyst
11 89 (4.44%) Cyber Security Manager
12 79 (3.94%) Software Engineer
13 72 (3.59%) Project Manager
14 69 (3.44%) Information Analyst
14 69 (3.44%) Information Security Analyst
15 68 (3.39%) Security Specialist
16 67 (3.34%) Information Security Consultant
17 66 (3.29%) Security Engineer
18 63 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
19 56 (2.79%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (4.89%) HTML
2 85 (4.24%) .NET
3 57 (2.84%) HTML5
4 46 (2.29%) REST
5 42 (2.09%) jQuery
6 41 (2.04%) J2EE
7 40 (2.00%) Spring
7 40 (2.00%) Apache Flex
8 37 (1.85%) CSS
9 36 (1.80%) Web Services
10 21 (1.05%) Ajax
10 21 (1.05%) CSS3
11 19 (0.95%) Struts
12 17 (0.85%) SOAP
13 16 (0.80%) Regular Expression
14 13 (0.65%) Hibernate
15 11 (0.55%) RESTful
16 10 (0.50%) AngularJS
16 10 (0.50%) STL
16 10 (0.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 200 (9.98%) Management Information System
2 166 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
3 116 (5.79%) Computer Science
4 78 (3.89%) Cryptography
5 62 (3.09%) Mathematics
6 45 (2.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 42 (2.09%) CESG
7 42 (2.09%) PKI
8 35 (1.75%) PMI
8 35 (1.75%) Data Centre
9 34 (1.70%) SCADA
10 32 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
11 29 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
12 28 (1.40%) RMADS
13 24 (1.20%) Internet of Things
13 24 (1.20%) DTV
14 19 (0.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 17 (0.85%) Cybercrime
15 17 (0.85%) Digital Media
16 16 (0.80%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 270 (13.47%) Linux
2 240 (11.97%) Windows
3 140 (6.98%) UNIX
4 60 (2.99%) Android
5 27 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (0.70%) VxWorks
7 13 (0.65%) CentOS
8 12 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (0.60%) Windows 8
9 11 (0.55%) Solaris
10 10 (0.50%) Windows XP
10 10 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
10 10 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.40%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.35%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.35%) AIX
12 7 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.100%) BlackBerry OS
13 2 (0.100%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 828 (41.30%) Information Security
2 290 (14.46%) SIEM
3 234 (11.67%) ITIL
4 222 (11.07%) Agile Software Development
5 218 (10.87%) Risk Management
6 196 (9.78%) Penetration Testing
7 191 (9.53%) Security Architecture
8 165 (8.23%) Project Management
9 163 (8.13%) Information Assurance
10 158 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 127 (6.33%) Risk Assessment
12 122 (6.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 119 (5.94%) Incident Management
14 117 (5.84%) Software Engineering
15 115 (5.74%) Analytics
16 109 (5.44%) Data Protection
17 101 (5.04%) Security Testing
17 101 (5.04%) Security Management
18 92 (4.59%) OWASP
19 87 (4.34%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 251 (12.52%) Java
2 210 (10.47%) C
3 207 (10.32%) C++
4 182 (9.08%) SQL
5 169 (8.43%) Python
6 113 (5.64%) C#
7 90 (4.49%) JavaScript
8 64 (3.19%) Ruby
9 58 (2.89%) Perl
10 56 (2.79%) PHP
11 41 (2.04%) Bash Shell
12 21 (1.05%) Assembly Language
13 18 (0.90%) PowerShell
14 10 (0.50%) Scala
15 9 (0.45%) R
16 7 (0.35%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.25%) VB
17 5 (0.25%) Ada
17 5 (0.25%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.25%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 559 (27.88%) CISSP
2 432 (21.55%) Security Cleared
3 417 (20.80%) Degree
4 316 (15.76%) CISM
5 247 (12.32%) SC Cleared
6 211 (10.52%) CISA
7 160 (7.98%) DV Cleared
8 87 (4.34%) Cisco Certification
9 80 (3.99%) CEH
10 74 (3.69%) GIAC
11 65 (3.24%) CCNP
12 60 (2.99%) CCNA
13 56 (2.79%) CRISC
14 50 (2.49%) GCIH
15 42 (2.09%) PMI Certification
16 38 (1.90%) GCIA
17 32 (1.60%) ISEB
18 29 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
19 28 (1.40%) SSCP
20 19 (0.95%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 341 (17.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 226 (11.27%) PCI DSS
3 70 (3.49%) COBIT
4 59 (2.94%) QA
5 38 (1.90%) SLA
6 16 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.75%) JSP 440
8 11 (0.55%) HIPAA
9 7 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 7 (0.35%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.30%) GPG13
11 5 (0.25%) PAS 55
12 4 (0.20%) BS7799
13 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
14 2 (0.100%) TickIT
15 1 (0.050%) COSO
15 1 (0.050%) ARP4754
System Software
1 61 (3.04%) Active Directory
2 54 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (2.24%) Snort
4 29 (1.45%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 9 (0.45%) Firmware
6 9 (0.45%) HDFS
7 7 (0.35%) vSphere
8 5 (0.25%) Docker
9 4 (0.20%) LXC
10 3 (0.15%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 3 (0.15%) Xen
10 3 (0.15%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.100%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.050%) SpamAssassin
12 1 (0.050%) vCloud
12 1 (0.050%) KVM
12 1 (0.050%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.050%) Squid
Systems Management
1 28 (1.40%) Nessus
2 25 (1.25%) Nmap
3 16 (0.80%) TrustSec
4 9 (0.45%) Ambari
4 9 (0.45%) Oozie
5 8 (0.40%) Puppet
6 6 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.30%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.25%) WebInspect
7 5 (0.25%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.20%) Ansible
9 3 (0.15%) Iperf
9 3 (0.15%) CA Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.15%) SCCM
10 2 (0.100%) CiscoWorks
10 2 (0.100%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.100%) WSUS
11 1 (0.050%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.050%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.050%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 117 (5.84%) Cisco
2 79 (3.94%) Microsoft
3 70 (3.49%) Oracle
4 57 (2.84%) VMware
5 39 (1.95%) ArcSight
5 39 (1.95%) IBM
6 33 (1.65%) Juniper
7 29 (1.45%) Splunk
8 28 (1.40%) CheckPoint
9 23 (1.15%) SAP
10 22 (1.10%) HP
10 22 (1.10%) Sourcefire
11 20 (1.00%) Fortinet
12 18 (0.90%) Xamarin
13 16 (0.80%) Lancope
14 15 (0.75%) McAfee
15 14 (0.70%) Apple
15 14 (0.70%) FireEye
16 13 (0.65%) Red Hat
16 13 (0.65%) Symantec
Gloucestershire
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Computer Sciences Corporation
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £27500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £32,000 - £45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £85,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000-£70,000
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £100,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Aldershot, Hampshire
Resourcing People Ltd.
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + additional flexible benefits packa
Posted: Yesterday