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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 504 573 684
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +111
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Security 448 313 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.29% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.37% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 355 240 188
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,800 £40,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,400 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
93904 84659 90979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.68% 79.59% 77.87%
Number of salaries quoted 74903 69182 77129
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 August 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 29 August 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
(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 +59 433 £50,000 - 37
London +66 154 £60,750 -8.30% 16
South East +25 125 £53,750 +2.38% 17
Hampshire +20 61 £47,500 -26.92% 4
West Midlands -33 58 £40,000 -11.11% 1
East Midlands -42 54 £45,000 -
Leicestershire -14 53 £45,000 -
Warwickshire -5 44 £40,000 -11.11%
City of London +11 30 £46,000 -35.43% 6
South West -11 30 £40,500 -4.70% 3
Surrey -6 29 £51,250 +2.50% 11
Berkshire -7 21 £67,500 +22.72% 1
Southampton - 20 £45,000 - 2
Guildford +2 19 £52,500 +5.00% 9
Gloucestershire -5 16 £28,000 -44.00% 2
Leicester +9 11 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire +4 11 - -
Lutterworth -12 11 £45,000 +28.57%
Milton Keynes - 11 - -
Leeds -20 10 £42,500 -43.33%
West Yorkshire -30 10 £42,500 -43.33%
Yorkshire -41 10 £42,500 -43.33%
East of England -9 9 £37,500 -
Suffolk +11 8 £37,500 -
Ipswich +11 8 £37,500 -
North West -10 8 £62,500 -26.47%
Reading -16 8 £55,000 -
Wales +9 7 £42,500 - 1
Basingstoke -19 7 £52,500 - 1
South Wales +8 6 £42,500 - 1

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 356 (36.00%) Finance
2 323 (32.66%) Information Security
3 246 (24.87%) Degree
4 226 (22.85%) Security Cleared
5 200 (20.22%) SIEM
6 190 (19.21%) Java
7 156 (15.77%) CISSP
8 150 (15.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 146 (14.76%) Windows
10 140 (14.16%) SC Cleared
11 139 (14.05%) C++
12 137 (13.85%) SQL
12 137 (13.85%) Computer Science
12 137 (13.85%) Software Engineering
13 122 (12.34%) PCI DSS
14 113 (11.43%) Linux
15 112 (11.32%) Security Architecture
16 110 (11.12%) Business Development
16 110 (11.12%) Agile Software Development
17 109 (11.02%) Smartcard
18 108 (10.92%) Network Security
19 100 (10.11%) Penetration Testing
20 99 (10.01%) C
21 96 (9.71%) HTML
22 94 (9.50%) Management Information System
23 92 (9.30%) Risk Management
24 90 (9.10%) JavaScript
25 89 (9.00%) Mathematics
26 87 (8.80%) Oracle
27 86 (8.70%) Telecoms

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 28 (2.83%) WebLogic
2 14 (1.42%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.40%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.30%) Apache
6 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.10%) IIS
6 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.10%) Lync
6 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.10%) CMS
Applications
1 38 (3.84%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.33%) MS Office
3 9 (0.91%) MS Project
4 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.10%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (1.21%) assyst
2 5 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.40%) SaaS
2 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.10%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.10%) PaaS
3 1 (0.10%) Office 365
3 1 (0.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (10.92%) Network Security
2 82 (8.29%) HTTP
3 79 (7.99%) Firewall
4 50 (5.06%) Wireshark
5 46 (4.65%) TCP/IP
6 45 (4.55%) Internet
7 38 (3.84%) Intrusion Detection
8 35 (3.54%) SAN
9 33 (3.34%) tcpdump
10 28 (2.83%) LDAP
11 21 (2.12%) SSL
12 15 (1.52%) DNS
13 14 (1.42%) LAN
13 14 (1.42%) Wireless
14 13 (1.31%) WAN
14 13 (1.31%) VPN
15 12 (1.21%) Intranet
16 10 (1.01%) HTTPS
17 7 (0.71%) MPLS
18 6 (0.61%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (6.27%) Hadoop
2 44 (4.45%) Big Data
3 42 (4.25%) SQL Server
4 37 (3.74%) MySQL
5 16 (1.62%) Apache Accumulo
6 9 (0.91%) Oracle Database
7 8 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (0.51%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.10%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.10%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.10%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.10%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.10%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.10%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (3.13%) YourKit
2 30 (3.03%) Eclipse
3 29 (2.93%) Maven
4 8 (0.81%) GDB
4 8 (0.81%) WinDbg
4 8 (0.81%) Subversion
5 7 (0.71%) Hudson
5 7 (0.71%) Ant
6 6 (0.61%) JIRA
7 5 (0.51%) Metasploit
7 5 (0.51%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (0.30%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.20%) JUnit
10 2 (0.20%) Axure RP
11 1 (0.10%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 356 (36.00%) Finance
2 86 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 45 (4.55%) Banking
4 30 (3.03%) Financial Institution
5 24 (2.43%) Law
5 24 (2.43%) Legal
5 24 (2.43%) Advertising
6 15 (1.52%) Marketing
7 12 (1.21%) Electronics
8 10 (1.01%) Retail
9 9 (0.91%) Military
9 9 (0.91%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.61%) Games
11 5 (0.51%) German Language
12 4 (0.40%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.40%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.30%) Publishing
13 3 (0.30%) Local Government
14 2 (0.20%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 185 (18.71%) Consultant
2 177 (17.90%) Developer
3 155 (15.67%) Security Consultant
4 150 (15.17%) Analyst
5 101 (10.21%) Security Analyst
6 84 (8.49%) Security Manager
7 70 (7.08%) Java Developer
8 55 (5.56%) Architect
9 54 (5.46%) Security Specialist
9 54 (5.46%) Cyber Security Consultant
10 43 (4.35%) Cyber Security Analyst
10 43 (4.35%) Security Architect
11 36 (3.64%) Test Engineer
12 32 (3.24%) C++ Developer
12 32 (3.24%) Software Developer
12 32 (3.24%) Tester
13 29 (2.93%) Software Engineer
13 29 (2.93%) Security Engineer
14 27 (2.73%) Senior Consultant
15 25 (2.53%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (9.71%) HTML
2 85 (8.59%) Spring
3 84 (8.49%) .NET
4 80 (8.09%) XML
5 67 (6.77%) Hibernate
6 52 (5.26%) J2EE
7 38 (3.84%) DHTML
7 38 (3.84%) XSLT
8 36 (3.64%) CSS
9 35 (3.54%) Spring Integration
10 33 (3.34%) jQuery
10 33 (3.34%) Lucene
10 33 (3.34%) Spring MVC
11 28 (2.83%) EJB
11 28 (2.83%) Qt
12 24 (2.43%) JDBC
13 20 (2.02%) Web Services
14 16 (1.62%) WPF
14 16 (1.62%) HTML5
15 15 (1.52%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 137 (13.85%) Computer Science
2 109 (11.02%) Smartcard
3 94 (9.50%) Management Information System
4 89 (9.00%) Mathematics
5 55 (5.56%) Mobile App
6 40 (4.04%) PKI
7 38 (3.84%) PMI
8 29 (2.93%) Biometrics
9 28 (2.83%) iPhone
10 27 (2.73%) Blackberry
11 23 (2.33%) SCADA
12 17 (1.72%) Physics
13 16 (1.62%) Cryptography
14 13 (1.31%) CESG
14 13 (1.31%) Statistics
14 13 (1.31%) Open Source
15 12 (1.21%) Device Driver
16 8 (0.81%) RMADS
16 8 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
17 6 (0.61%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 146 (14.76%) Windows
2 113 (11.43%) Linux
3 58 (5.86%) Android
4 43 (4.35%) UNIX
5 31 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (2.73%) Apple iOS
8 25 (2.53%) Windows XP
9 24 (2.43%) Windows Vista
9 24 (2.43%) BlackBerry OS
10 8 (0.81%) Solaris
11 3 (0.30%) AIX
11 3 (0.30%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
12 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.10%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (32.66%) Information Security
2 200 (20.22%) SIEM
3 137 (13.85%) Software Engineering
4 112 (11.32%) Security Architecture
5 110 (11.12%) Business Development
5 110 (11.12%) Agile Software Development
6 100 (10.11%) Penetration Testing
7 92 (9.30%) Risk Management
8 86 (8.70%) Web Development
9 84 (8.49%) Information Assurance
10 82 (8.29%) Data Protection
11 77 (7.79%) Project Management
12 60 (6.07%) ITIL
12 60 (6.07%) PRINCE2
13 57 (5.76%) Ethical Hacking
13 57 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
14 55 (5.56%) Reverse Engineering
15 53 (5.36%) Analytics
16 50 (5.06%) Programme Management
17 45 (4.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 190 (19.21%) Java
2 139 (14.05%) C++
3 137 (13.85%) SQL
4 99 (10.01%) C
5 90 (9.10%) JavaScript
6 79 (7.99%) C#
7 36 (3.64%) Python
8 28 (2.83%) Perl
9 16 (1.62%) XAML
10 12 (1.21%) PL/SQL
11 11 (1.11%) Shell Script
12 10 (1.01%) Ruby
13 8 (0.81%) PHP
14 5 (0.51%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.40%) Assembly Language
15 4 (0.40%) VBScript
16 3 (0.30%) Embedded C
16 3 (0.30%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.20%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 246 (24.87%) Degree
2 226 (22.85%) Security Cleared
3 156 (15.77%) CISSP
4 140 (14.16%) SC Cleared
5 76 (7.68%) CISM
6 68 (6.88%) DV Cleared
7 60 (6.07%) CISA
8 54 (5.46%) CEH
9 48 (4.85%) GIAC
10 43 (4.35%) GCIA
11 41 (4.15%) PMI Certification
12 39 (3.94%) GCIH
13 26 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (1.82%) PhD
15 17 (1.72%) CCNP
16 15 (1.52%) ISEB
17 12 (1.21%) MCSE
17 12 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
17 12 (1.21%) SSCP
18 10 (1.01%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (15.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 122 (12.34%) PCI DSS
3 29 (2.93%) ISO 9001
4 26 (2.63%) TickIT
5 16 (1.62%) COBIT
6 8 (0.81%) SLA
7 5 (0.51%) COSO
8 3 (0.30%) IEC 61508
8 3 (0.30%) QA
9 2 (0.20%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.20%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.10%) GPG13
10 1 (0.10%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 41 (4.15%) Snort
2 18 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.40%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.30%) SpamAssassin
7 1 (0.10%) Nmap
7 1 (0.10%) XenApp
7 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
2 17 (1.72%) Nessus
3 13 (1.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (0.40%) Ambari
4 4 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.40%) Puppet
4 4 (0.40%) SCCM
5 2 (0.20%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.10%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.10%) SCOM
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 87 (8.80%) Oracle
2 81 (8.19%) Microsoft
3 41 (4.15%) Sourcefire
4 37 (3.74%) LogRhythm
5 35 (3.54%) Symantec
6 30 (3.03%) Cisco
7 28 (2.83%) BT
8 26 (2.63%) McAfee
9 24 (2.43%) Juniper
10 22 (2.22%) HP
10 22 (2.22%) Splunk
11 21 (2.12%) CheckPoint
12 20 (2.02%) ArcSight
13 19 (1.92%) Blue Coat
14 18 (1.82%) Websense
15 17 (1.72%) Coverity
15 17 (1.72%) Wind River
16 16 (1.62%) VMware
17 14 (1.42%) Qualys
18 13 (1.31%) IronPort
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