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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 296 542 718
Rank change year-on-year
+246 +176
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Security 1038 441 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 0.37% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.45% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 701 351 105
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £35,000 £32,700
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £72,500 £72,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -5.64%

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
91708 97795 89741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.23% 81.98% 80.12%
Number of salaries quoted 74090 78809 73756
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +203 929 £55,000 +10.00% 222
London +224 400 £60,000 +4.34% 78
South East +93 246 £55,000 +15.78% 65
City of London +109 113 £58,500 +17.00% 10
Berkshire +61 102 £57,500 +15.00% 25
South West +40 98 £49,000 +22.50% 33
Scotland +80 66 £43,750 -55.12% 5
Gloucestershire +5 61 £49,000 +22.50% 11
Yorkshire +54 59 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Hampshire +23 59 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Surrey +33 51 £50,000 -13.04% 12
West Yorkshire +60 49 £45,000 - 6
Reading +21 48 £62,500 +26.90% 14
Edinburgh +48 37 £52,500 -46.15% 3
North West +20 35 £55,000 +4.76% 14
Glasgow - 32 £42,000 - 3
West Midlands -22 28 £40,000 -20.00% 11
Maidenhead - 27 £55,000 - 2
Guildford 0 25 £45,000 -21.73% 6
East of England +30 24 £50,000 -9.09% 6
Leeds +29 23 £45,000 - 4
Manchester +18 23 £85,000 +9.67% 10
Halifax - 23 - -
Wales - 23 £40,000 -
Basingstoke +42 21 £45,000 - 2
South Wales - 21 £40,000 -
Gloucester - 20 £63,750 - 2
Bristol +11 19 £37,500 -28.57% 6
Cheltenham -10 18 £38,000 -5.00% 5
Kent +29 17 £52,000 +79.31% 1

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 651 (40.41%) Information Security
2 450 (27.93%) Finance
3 393 (24.39%) CISSP
4 374 (23.22%) Security Cleared
5 283 (17.57%) Degree
6 259 (16.08%) Windows
7 252 (15.64%) Firewall
8 247 (15.33%) Linux
9 237 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 227 (14.09%) SIEM
11 214 (13.28%) Network Security
11 214 (13.28%) SC Cleared
12 211 (13.10%) Banking
13 201 (12.48%) CISM
14 190 (11.79%) SQL
15 175 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
16 172 (10.68%) ITIL
17 169 (10.49%) Management Information System
18 167 (10.37%) Java
19 165 (10.24%) PCI DSS
20 163 (10.12%) Risk Management
21 155 (9.62%) Security Architecture
22 148 (9.19%) Information Assurance
23 146 (9.06%) CISA
24 142 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
25 141 (8.75%) Retail
26 138 (8.57%) Project Management
27 136 (8.44%) Python
28 134 (8.32%) Telecoms
29 130 (8.07%) Penetration Testing

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 19 (1.18%) MS Exchange
2 15 (0.93%) WebSphere
3 11 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (0.43%) CMS
5 7 (0.43%) IIS
6 6 (0.37%) JBoss
7 5 (0.31%) Lync
7 5 (0.31%) Node.js
7 5 (0.31%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.19%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.19%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.19%) SAS
10 2 (0.12%) Apache
10 2 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.12%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.12%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 57 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.56%) MS Office
3 8 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.31%) MS Project
5 4 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.25%) FLEXCUBE
1 4 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.062%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.062%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (1.06%) SaaS
3 16 (0.99%) PaaS
4 12 (0.74%) Office 365
5 11 (0.68%) IaaS
6 5 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.062%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.062%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.062%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 252 (15.64%) Firewall
2 214 (13.28%) Network Security
3 102 (6.33%) TCP/IP
4 96 (5.96%) Intrusion Detection
5 68 (4.22%) Internet
6 59 (3.66%) WAN
7 46 (2.86%) VPN
8 44 (2.73%) LAN
9 39 (2.42%) Broadband
10 37 (2.30%) DNS
11 36 (2.23%) Wireshark
12 33 (2.05%) Wireless
13 30 (1.86%) MPLS
14 24 (1.49%) DHCP
15 23 (1.43%) HTTP
16 22 (1.37%) LDAP
17 19 (1.18%) tcpdump
18 18 (1.12%) VLAN
19 17 (1.06%) IPsec
20 15 (0.93%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (5.28%) SQL Server
2 72 (4.47%) Big Data
3 41 (2.55%) MySQL
4 26 (1.61%) Hadoop
5 16 (0.99%) NoSQL
6 12 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (0.68%) Relational Database
8 10 (0.62%) Oracle Database
9 9 (0.56%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.43%) Apache Hive
10 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (0.37%) Data Mining
11 6 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.31%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.19%) HBase
13 3 (0.19%) Impala
14 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (1.86%) Jenkins
2 29 (1.80%) Selenium
3 20 (1.24%) WebDriver
4 19 (1.18%) JMeter
5 16 (0.99%) GDB
6 10 (0.62%) WinDbg
7 7 (0.43%) JIRA
7 7 (0.43%) Maven
8 6 (0.37%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.37%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.31%) Git (software)
10 4 (0.25%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.19%) Apache Ivy
11 3 (0.19%) NetBeans
12 2 (0.12%) JUnit
12 2 (0.12%) Subversion
12 2 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.12%) YourKit
13 1 (0.062%) Sublime Text
13 1 (0.062%) Hudson
General
1 450 (27.93%) Finance
2 211 (13.10%) Banking
3 141 (8.75%) Retail
4 134 (8.32%) Telecoms
5 60 (3.72%) Legal
6 55 (3.41%) General Ledger
7 45 (2.79%) Aerospace
8 44 (2.73%) Marketing
9 39 (2.42%) Law
10 29 (1.80%) Military
11 27 (1.68%) Electronics
12 17 (1.06%) German Language
13 16 (0.99%) Manufacturing
14 15 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
15 14 (0.87%) Investment Banking
16 13 (0.81%) Advertising
17 11 (0.68%) Financial Institution
18 9 (0.56%) Games
19 8 (0.50%) French Language
20 7 (0.43%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 320 (19.86%) Analyst
2 303 (18.81%) Consultant
3 217 (13.47%) Security Consultant
4 202 (12.54%) Security Analyst
5 149 (9.25%) Architect
6 132 (8.19%) Security Manager
7 108 (6.70%) Developer
8 95 (5.90%) Security Engineer
9 90 (5.59%) Security Architect
10 88 (5.46%) Cyber Security Consultant
11 66 (4.10%) Software Engineer
12 65 (4.03%) Cyber Security Analyst
13 57 (3.54%) Security Specialist
14 56 (3.48%) Information Analyst
14 56 (3.48%) Information Security Analyst
15 51 (3.17%) Project Manager
16 48 (2.98%) Information Security Consultant
17 43 (2.67%) Change Manager
18 42 (2.61%) Senior Analyst
19 40 (2.48%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (4.03%) HTML
2 62 (3.85%) Apache Flex
3 59 (3.66%) .NET
4 29 (1.80%) Web Services
5 24 (1.49%) XML
6 23 (1.43%) HTML5
6 23 (1.43%) REST
7 21 (1.30%) CSS
8 20 (1.24%) LAMP
9 19 (1.18%) J2EE
10 18 (1.12%) Spring
10 18 (1.12%) jQuery
11 15 (0.93%) Regular Expression
11 15 (0.93%) Ajax
12 12 (0.74%) XSLT
12 12 (0.74%) DHTML
13 8 (0.50%) SOAP
13 8 (0.50%) STL
13 8 (0.50%) Hibernate
14 7 (0.43%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 169 (10.49%) Management Information System
2 142 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
3 101 (6.27%) Computer Science
4 57 (3.54%) Open Source
5 55 (3.41%) Mathematics
6 47 (2.92%) Cryptography
7 45 (2.79%) SCADA
8 42 (2.61%) PKI
9 37 (2.30%) CESG
10 33 (2.05%) Data Protection Act
11 31 (1.92%) Smartcard
12 27 (1.68%) DTV
13 21 (1.30%) RMADS
14 20 (1.24%) Internet of Things
15 19 (1.18%) Blackberry
16 18 (1.12%) Mobile App
17 16 (0.99%) Mobile Payment
18 13 (0.81%) User Experience
18 13 (0.81%) BYOD
18 13 (0.81%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 259 (16.08%) Windows
2 247 (15.33%) Linux
3 126 (7.82%) UNIX
4 32 (1.99%) Android
5 23 (1.43%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (0.74%) Windows XP
9 11 (0.68%) CentOS
10 10 (0.62%) Solaris
11 9 (0.56%) BlackBerry OS
11 9 (0.56%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.50%) AIX
12 8 (0.50%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.25%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.25%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.12%) VxWorks
15 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 651 (40.41%) Information Security
2 227 (14.09%) SIEM
3 175 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
4 172 (10.68%) ITIL
5 163 (10.12%) Risk Management
6 155 (9.62%) Security Architecture
7 148 (9.19%) Information Assurance
8 138 (8.57%) Project Management
9 130 (8.07%) Penetration Testing
10 118 (7.32%) Software Engineering
11 114 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 101 (6.27%) Security Management
13 96 (5.96%) Incident Management
14 89 (5.52%) UML
15 87 (5.40%) Data Protection
15 87 (5.40%) Disaster Recovery
16 75 (4.66%) Business Development
17 74 (4.59%) Risk Assessment
18 73 (4.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 73 (4.53%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 190 (11.79%) SQL
2 167 (10.37%) Java
3 136 (8.44%) Python
4 113 (7.01%) C++
5 111 (6.89%) C
6 72 (4.47%) JavaScript
7 62 (3.85%) C#
8 60 (3.72%) PHP
9 58 (3.60%) Perl
10 50 (3.10%) Ruby
11 41 (2.55%) Bash Shell
12 22 (1.37%) PowerShell
13 11 (0.68%) Assembly Language
14 8 (0.50%) Scala
15 5 (0.31%) R
15 5 (0.31%) Objective-C
15 5 (0.31%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.31%) VBScript
15 5 (0.31%) VB
15 5 (0.31%) Ada
Qualifications
1 393 (24.39%) CISSP
2 374 (23.22%) Security Cleared
3 283 (17.57%) Degree
4 214 (13.28%) SC Cleared
5 201 (12.48%) CISM
6 146 (9.06%) CISA
7 129 (8.01%) DV Cleared
8 86 (5.34%) Cisco Certification
9 71 (4.41%) GIAC
10 68 (4.22%) CCNA
11 56 (3.48%) CEH
12 52 (3.23%) CCNP
13 43 (2.67%) GCIH
13 43 (2.67%) CRISC
14 29 (1.80%) GCIA
15 26 (1.61%) ISEB
16 20 (1.24%) SSCP
16 20 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
16 20 (1.24%) CISMP
17 16 (0.99%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 165 (10.24%) PCI DSS
3 61 (3.79%) COBIT
4 55 (3.41%) QA
5 41 (2.55%) SLA
6 32 (1.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.93%) HIPAA
8 12 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 12 (0.74%) ISO 9001
8 12 (0.74%) JSP 440
9 8 (0.50%) BS7799
9 8 (0.50%) TickIT
9 8 (0.50%) GPG13
10 7 (0.43%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.31%) PAS 55
12 3 (0.19%) FISMA
12 3 (0.19%) Basel II
13 1 (0.062%) ARP4754
System Software
1 61 (3.79%) Active Directory
2 52 (3.23%) Snort
3 44 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (1.49%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.43%) vSphere
6 6 (0.37%) Docker
7 3 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.19%) LXC
7 3 (0.19%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 3 (0.19%) Firmware
8 2 (0.12%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.12%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.12%) Xen
8 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.062%) iptables
9 1 (0.062%) XenServer
9 1 (0.062%) SpamAssassin
9 1 (0.062%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 12 (0.74%) Tivoli
2 9 (0.56%) Puppet
3 7 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.37%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.31%) Nessus
6 4 (0.25%) Ansible
7 3 (0.19%) Iperf
7 3 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.12%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (0.12%) Nmap
8 2 (0.12%) SCCM
8 2 (0.12%) Ionix
9 1 (0.062%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.062%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.062%) Kibana
9 1 (0.062%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.062%) logstash
9 1 (0.062%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.062%) Cacti
9 1 (0.062%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 95 (5.90%) Cisco
2 80 (4.97%) Oracle
3 68 (4.22%) Microsoft
4 52 (3.23%) VMware
5 42 (2.61%) ArcSight
6 40 (2.48%) Juniper
7 33 (2.05%) CheckPoint
8 31 (1.92%) Sourcefire
9 27 (1.68%) IBM
10 24 (1.49%) SAP
11 21 (1.30%) Citrix
12 19 (1.18%) Splunk
12 19 (1.18%) McAfee
13 17 (1.06%) HP
14 15 (0.93%) Symantec
15 14 (0.87%) Fortinet
16 11 (0.68%) LogRhythm
16 11 (0.68%) BT
17 8 (0.50%) Red Hat
17 8 (0.50%) Blue Coat
Bristol, Somerset
PwC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Datasource Computer Employment
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
PwC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
PwC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum Excellent Salary and Benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000k-£70,000k
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
BAE Systems
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 65,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Salary: £33000 - £55000 per annum + DOE + Excellent Benefits
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London
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus/bens
Posted: 2 days ago