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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 433 607 648
Rank change year-on-year
+174 +41
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Security 555 278 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.32% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 427 235 148
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 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £69,750 £69,500
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
86105 85797 88471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.69% 82.28% 80.11%
Number of salaries quoted 70901 68441 74950
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 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
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 29 January 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 January 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
(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 +183 519 £55,000 +10.00% 149
London +104 181 £62,500 +19.04% 54
South East +60 149 £52,500 -4.54% 50
South West +37 76 £52,500 +16.02% 12
Surrey +46 62 £50,000 -6.54% 18
Berkshire +22 60 £57,500 +4.54% 16
Gloucestershire +44 59 £52,500 +25.00% 9
City of London +23 39 £75,000 +78.57% 10
West Midlands -2 37 £40,000 -20.00% 8
North West +23 31 £47,500 +72.72% 7
Reading +11 28 £55,000 - 8
Warwickshire -6 28 £40,000 -20.00%
East Midlands -32 27 £45,000 +12.50%
Leicestershire -6 25 £45,000 -
Guildford - 25 £50,000 - 12
Cheshire - 21 £47,500 - 3
Maidenhead +11 20 £65,000 +33.33% 6
East of England 0 19 £55,000 +14.58% 2
Gloucester +30 18 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Hampshire -16 17 £45,000 -25.00% 7
South Wales -17 15 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Wales -19 15 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Cheltenham -2 14 £50,000 +38.88% 2
Hertfordshire -7 13 £60,000 +242.85% 1
Warwick - 12 £38,000 -
Leatherhead +15 11 £45,000 -15.88% 3
Cwmbran - 11 £42,500 -
Torfaen - 11 £42,500 -
Manchester 0 10 £45,000 +63.63% 4
Warrington - 10 £37,500 - 1

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 399 (34.22%) Information Security
2 306 (26.24%) Finance
3 235 (20.15%) CISSP
4 230 (19.73%) Linux
5 223 (19.13%) Security Cleared
6 221 (18.95%) Windows
7 203 (17.41%) Degree
8 187 (16.04%) Firewall
9 174 (14.92%) SIEM
10 164 (14.07%) SQL
11 149 (12.78%) SC Cleared
12 147 (12.61%) Java
13 144 (12.35%) Network Security
14 142 (12.18%) Agile Software Development
15 129 (11.06%) Risk Management
16 123 (10.55%) ITIL
17 122 (10.46%) Software Engineering
18 119 (10.21%) Banking
19 116 (9.95%) Penetration Testing
19 116 (9.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 114 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
21 112 (9.61%) Computer Science
22 105 (9.01%) PCI DSS
22 105 (9.01%) Security Architecture
23 100 (8.58%) TCP/IP
23 100 (8.58%) CISA
23 100 (8.58%) CISM
24 99 (8.49%) Python
25 96 (8.23%) Management Information System
26 95 (8.15%) JavaScript

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 18 (1.54%) MS Exchange
2 9 (0.77%) WebSphere
2 9 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (0.69%) JBoss
3 8 (0.69%) IIS
4 4 (0.34%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.26%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.26%) Liferay
6 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.17%) SAS
6 2 (0.17%) Apache
6 2 (0.17%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.17%) CMS
7 1 (0.086%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.086%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.086%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.086%) Node.js
7 1 (0.086%) Lync
Applications
1 57 (4.89%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.03%) MS Office
3 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.17%) MS Project
3 2 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.086%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (0.43%) assyst
2 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.086%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 1 (0.086%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.94%) SaaS
3 10 (0.86%) PaaS
4 8 (0.69%) IaaS
5 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.086%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 187 (16.04%) Firewall
2 144 (12.35%) Network Security
3 100 (8.58%) TCP/IP
4 61 (5.23%) Intrusion Detection
5 53 (4.55%) VPN
6 52 (4.46%) DNS
7 50 (4.29%) Internet
8 46 (3.95%) HTTP
9 40 (3.43%) Wireshark
10 34 (2.92%) SAN
11 33 (2.83%) LDAP
12 32 (2.74%) DHCP
13 31 (2.66%) tcpdump
14 29 (2.49%) WAN
14 29 (2.49%) MPLS
15 20 (1.72%) Wireless
16 19 (1.63%) IPsec
17 18 (1.54%) SMTP
17 18 (1.54%) VLAN
18 15 (1.29%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 58 (4.97%) MySQL
3 46 (3.95%) Big Data
4 44 (3.77%) Hadoop
5 9 (0.77%) NoSQL
6 7 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.43%) Apache Accumulo
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.26%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.26%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.26%) TKPROF
10 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.17%) OLTP
10 2 (0.17%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.086%) DB2
Development Applications
1 22 (1.89%) Maven
2 21 (1.80%) Eclipse
3 20 (1.72%) Jenkins
3 20 (1.72%) YourKit
4 17 (1.46%) Selenium
5 15 (1.29%) JMeter
6 14 (1.20%) WebDriver
7 11 (0.94%) JIRA
7 11 (0.94%) GDB
8 5 (0.43%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.43%) Mercurial
8 5 (0.43%) WinDbg
9 4 (0.34%) Subversion
10 3 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.26%) JUnit
11 2 (0.17%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.17%) NetBeans
12 1 (0.086%) ClearCase
12 1 (0.086%) Metasploit
General
1 306 (26.24%) Finance
2 119 (10.21%) Banking
3 89 (7.63%) Retail
4 66 (5.66%) Telecoms
5 45 (3.86%) Aerospace
6 38 (3.26%) Legal
7 33 (2.83%) Electronics
8 28 (2.40%) Marketing
9 19 (1.63%) General Ledger
10 17 (1.46%) Military
11 16 (1.37%) Law
12 12 (1.03%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.86%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.86%) Advertising
13 10 (0.86%) Games
14 9 (0.77%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.43%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
16 2 (0.17%) Arabic Language
16 2 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 194 (16.64%) Consultant
2 175 (15.01%) Analyst
3 141 (12.09%) Developer
4 127 (10.89%) Security Consultant
5 97 (8.32%) Security Analyst
6 87 (7.46%) Architect
7 78 (6.69%) Security Engineer
8 67 (5.75%) Tester
9 65 (5.57%) Security Manager
10 60 (5.15%) Security Architect
10 60 (5.15%) Cyber Security Consultant
11 50 (4.29%) Security Specialist
12 45 (3.86%) Cyber Security Analyst
12 45 (3.86%) Software Engineer
13 42 (3.60%) Java Developer
14 32 (2.74%) Junior
15 31 (2.66%) Head of Security
16 29 (2.49%) Security Officer
17 28 (2.40%) Software Developer
17 28 (2.40%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (6.78%) HTML
2 64 (5.49%) .NET
3 57 (4.89%) XML
4 35 (3.00%) CSS
5 34 (2.92%) DHTML
5 34 (2.92%) XSLT
6 27 (2.32%) Spring
6 27 (2.32%) J2EE
7 26 (2.23%) jQuery
8 25 (2.14%) Lucene
8 25 (2.14%) Web Services
9 24 (2.06%) Hibernate
10 23 (1.97%) Spring Integration
10 23 (1.97%) Spring MVC
11 22 (1.89%) Apache Flex
12 16 (1.37%) LAMP
13 15 (1.29%) WPF
14 14 (1.20%) REST
15 13 (1.11%) Regular Expression
16 10 (0.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 114 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (9.61%) Computer Science
3 96 (8.23%) Management Information System
4 70 (6.00%) Mathematics
4 70 (6.00%) Smartcard
5 51 (4.37%) Open Source
6 49 (4.20%) PKI
7 35 (3.00%) SCADA
8 25 (2.14%) Blackberry
9 23 (1.97%) Mobile App
10 22 (1.89%) CESG
11 18 (1.54%) GIS
12 17 (1.46%) Embedded Systems
12 17 (1.46%) Tandem
12 17 (1.46%) Biometrics
13 15 (1.29%) DTV
14 12 (1.03%) Client/Server
15 11 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
15 11 (0.94%) User Experience
16 10 (0.86%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 230 (19.73%) Linux
2 221 (18.95%) Windows
3 66 (5.66%) UNIX
4 29 (2.49%) Android
5 28 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (2.06%) Apple iOS
7 23 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (1.54%) Windows XP
8 18 (1.54%) BlackBerry OS
9 17 (1.46%) Windows Vista
10 16 (1.37%) Solaris
11 11 (0.94%) CentOS
12 8 (0.69%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.60%) AIX
13 7 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.43%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.26%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.17%) SUSE
17 1 (0.086%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (34.22%) Information Security
2 174 (14.92%) SIEM
3 142 (12.18%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (11.06%) Risk Management
5 123 (10.55%) ITIL
6 122 (10.46%) Software Engineering
7 116 (9.95%) Penetration Testing
8 105 (9.01%) Security Architecture
9 88 (7.55%) Information Assurance
10 70 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 69 (5.92%) Business Development
12 68 (5.83%) Project Management
12 68 (5.83%) Change Management
13 63 (5.40%) PRINCE2
14 59 (5.06%) Reverse Engineering
15 58 (4.97%) Stakeholder Management
16 54 (4.63%) Analytics
17 53 (4.55%) Security Management
18 50 (4.29%) Web Development
19 47 (4.03%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 164 (14.07%) SQL
2 147 (12.61%) Java
3 99 (8.49%) Python
4 95 (8.15%) JavaScript
5 89 (7.63%) C++
6 63 (5.40%) C#
7 62 (5.32%) C
8 37 (3.17%) Perl
9 31 (2.66%) PHP
9 31 (2.66%) Ruby
10 26 (2.23%) Bash Shell
11 19 (1.63%) PowerShell
12 15 (1.29%) XAML
13 7 (0.60%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.51%) Assembly Language
15 5 (0.43%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.26%) Korn
16 3 (0.26%) Embedded C
17 2 (0.17%) sed
17 2 (0.17%) Lua
Qualifications
1 235 (20.15%) CISSP
2 223 (19.13%) Security Cleared
3 203 (17.41%) Degree
4 149 (12.78%) SC Cleared
5 100 (8.58%) CISA
5 100 (8.58%) CISM
6 84 (7.20%) DV Cleared
7 58 (4.97%) GIAC
7 58 (4.97%) Cisco Certification
8 51 (4.37%) CCNA
9 39 (3.34%) CEH
10 34 (2.92%) GCIH
10 34 (2.92%) CCNP
11 33 (2.83%) GCIA
12 26 (2.23%) CRISC
13 25 (2.14%) PCI QSA
14 14 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (1.11%) MCSE
16 12 (1.03%) HND
17 10 (0.86%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (9.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 105 (9.01%) PCI DSS
3 39 (3.34%) QA
4 38 (3.26%) COBIT
5 37 (3.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 27 (2.32%) SLA
7 19 (1.63%) ISO 9001
8 17 (1.46%) TickIT
9 7 (0.60%) BS7799
9 7 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 6 (0.51%) HIPAA
11 5 (0.43%) Basel II
12 4 (0.34%) GPG13
12 4 (0.34%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.34%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.086%) COSO
13 1 (0.086%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 34 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (2.83%) Active Directory
3 26 (2.23%) Snort
4 19 (1.63%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.60%) Xen
6 5 (0.43%) vSphere
7 4 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.26%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.17%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.17%) UAG
9 2 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.17%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.086%) Firmware
10 1 (0.086%) XenApp
10 1 (0.086%) XenServer
10 1 (0.086%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.086%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.086%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (0.60%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (0.26%) SCCM
2 3 (0.26%) Puppet
3 2 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.086%) Nessus
4 1 (0.086%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.086%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.086%) SCOM
4 1 (0.086%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.086%) Ambari
4 1 (0.086%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.086%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.086%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 89 (7.63%) Oracle
2 78 (6.69%) Microsoft
3 55 (4.72%) Cisco
4 47 (4.03%) VMware
5 34 (2.92%) ArcSight
6 31 (2.66%) Juniper
7 24 (2.06%) CheckPoint
7 24 (2.06%) Sourcefire
8 20 (1.72%) HP
9 16 (1.37%) Citrix
10 15 (1.29%) Symantec
11 14 (1.20%) LogRhythm
11 14 (1.20%) McAfee
12 12 (1.03%) SAP
12 12 (1.03%) Red Hat
13 10 (0.86%) BT
14 9 (0.77%) Sun
15 6 (0.51%) Splunk
15 6 (0.51%) EMC
16 5 (0.43%) Sophos
West London
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Evermore Global
Salary: From £90,000 to £100,000 per annum (Neg.) + package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £80000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh
Posted: 19 hours ago
North London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £47000 - £52500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60000 - 85000 + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
UK
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Circa £100K total package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £85000 - £120000 per annum + Circa £150K total package
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Coal IT Services
Salary: £75,000 per annum plus excellent benefits / bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago