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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 303 515 596
Rank change year-on-year
+212 +81
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Security 1003 452 318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 0.39% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.47% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 787 357 246
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,200 £38,400 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £75,600
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%

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
91567 96317 88175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.17% 82.79% 81.63%
Number of salaries quoted 75321 76881 72152
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%

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 August 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 27 August 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 +174 888 £55,000 +10.00% 174
London +187 379 £60,000 -4.00% 62
South East +62 179 £55,000 - 29
South West +81 127 £45,000 +8.43% 28
Gloucestershire +41 93 £45,000 +60.71% 17
City of London +71 75 £57,500 +21.05% 10
Cheltenham +35 61 £45,000 +100.00% 8
Scotland +65 56 £48,600 +18.53% 10
Yorkshire +54 56 £47,500 +11.76% 13
North West +43 55 £50,000 -16.66% 13
West Midlands -18 49 £60,000 +50.00% 8
West Yorkshire +49 48 £47,500 +11.76% 7
Berkshire +37 47 £60,000 -11.11% 5
Surrey +29 44 £60,000 +17.07% 8
Leeds +44 41 £47,500 +11.76% 7
Oxfordshire +38 36 £38,750 -26.19% 2
Cheshire +30 29 £50,000 -23.07% 3
Edinburgh +23 26 £55,000 - 6
Wales +12 26 £38,750 -8.82%
South Wales +10 26 £38,750 -8.82%
Hampshire -7 26 £55,000 -17.91% 4
Glasgow +31 25 £43,500 +6.09% 3
Reading +17 25 £55,000 - 5
Manchester +28 23 £55,000 +2.32% 10
Bristol +8 23 £48,050 -23.12% 8
Birmingham +27 19 £50,000 -4.76% 6
Guildford +7 19 £55,000 +4.76% 8
East of England +26 18 £53,500 +42.66% 9
Gloucester +11 18 £51,250 +20.58% 2
Banbury +3 15 £46,250 -11.90%

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 810 (40.18%) Information Security
2 565 (28.03%) CISSP
3 518 (25.69%) Finance
4 431 (21.38%) Security Cleared
5 419 (20.78%) Degree
6 322 (15.97%) Linux
7 317 (15.72%) CISM
8 312 (15.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 286 (14.19%) SIEM
10 285 (14.14%) Firewall
11 267 (13.24%) Java
12 255 (12.65%) Windows
13 251 (12.45%) C
14 241 (11.95%) Network Security
15 239 (11.86%) C++
16 237 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
17 235 (11.66%) SC Cleared
18 225 (11.16%) Risk Management
19 209 (10.37%) PCI DSS
20 204 (10.12%) CISA
21 199 (9.87%) ITIL
21 199 (9.87%) Management Information System
22 193 (9.57%) SQL
23 190 (9.42%) Security Architecture
24 187 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
25 186 (9.23%) Python
26 178 (8.83%) Telecoms
27 171 (8.48%) DV Cleared
28 170 (8.43%) Banking
29 155 (7.69%) Information Assurance

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 42 (2.08%) Apache Pig
2 33 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (1.19%) Apache
4 21 (1.04%) MS Exchange
5 14 (0.69%) SharePoint
6 13 (0.64%) Lync
6 13 (0.64%) IIS
7 12 (0.60%) SAS
8 11 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (0.45%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.40%) CMS
11 7 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (0.35%) Node.js
11 7 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.15%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.15%) JBoss
12 3 (0.15%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.099%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.099%) Joomla!
Applications
1 51 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 19 (0.94%) MS Office
4 12 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.30%) MS Project
6 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.099%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 6 (0.30%) FLEXCUBE
2 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.099%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.050%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 36 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (0.84%) SaaS
3 15 (0.74%) Office 365
4 12 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.30%) PaaS
5 6 (0.30%) IaaS
6 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.099%) GitHub
10 1 (0.050%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 285 (14.14%) Firewall
2 241 (11.95%) Network Security
3 135 (6.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 134 (6.65%) TCP/IP
5 85 (4.22%) Internet
6 64 (3.17%) LAN
7 58 (2.88%) WAN
8 36 (1.79%) Wireless
9 35 (1.74%) HTTP
10 31 (1.54%) DNS
11 24 (1.19%) SSL
12 23 (1.14%) VPN
12 23 (1.14%) Wireshark
13 20 (0.99%) Broadband
14 17 (0.84%) DHCP
15 15 (0.74%) tcpdump
15 15 (0.74%) Unified Communications
16 12 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (0.60%) HTTPS
16 12 (0.60%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (6.35%) Big Data
2 86 (4.27%) SQL Server
3 73 (3.62%) Hadoop
4 42 (2.08%) Apache Hive
5 35 (1.74%) MySQL
6 33 (1.64%) Relational Database
7 32 (1.59%) NoSQL
8 21 (1.04%) RDBMS
9 16 (0.79%) IBM BigInsights
10 13 (0.64%) MongoDB
11 11 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (0.45%) Data Mining
13 7 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.25%) Informix
14 5 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
15 4 (0.20%) Voldemort
15 4 (0.20%) Riak
16 3 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 25 (1.24%) Metasploit
2 19 (0.94%) Selenium
3 14 (0.69%) Git (software)
3 14 (0.69%) Jenkins
4 12 (0.60%) GDB
4 12 (0.60%) WinDbg
5 10 (0.50%) Subversion
6 9 (0.45%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.25%) JIRA
7 5 (0.25%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.25%) WebDriver
7 5 (0.25%) Apache Ivy
8 4 (0.20%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.20%) Maven
8 4 (0.20%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.20%) JMeter
9 3 (0.15%) Hudson
10 2 (0.099%) YourKit
11 1 (0.050%) Sublime Text
11 1 (0.050%) NetBeans
General
1 518 (25.69%) Finance
2 178 (8.83%) Telecoms
3 170 (8.43%) Banking
4 75 (3.72%) Legal
5 74 (3.67%) Retail
6 66 (3.27%) Law
7 45 (2.23%) Marketing
8 36 (1.79%) Financial Institution
9 35 (1.74%) Electronics
9 35 (1.74%) Aerospace
10 26 (1.29%) Military
11 18 (0.89%) German Language
11 18 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (0.79%) Manufacturing
13 15 (0.74%) Investment Banking
14 14 (0.69%) Advertising
14 14 (0.69%) Publishing
15 13 (0.64%) Multimedia
16 12 (0.60%) French Language
17 10 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 411 (20.39%) Analyst
2 394 (19.54%) Consultant
3 288 (14.29%) Security Consultant
4 260 (12.90%) Security Analyst
5 202 (10.02%) Architect
6 152 (7.54%) Security Manager
7 143 (7.09%) Security Architect
8 139 (6.89%) Developer
9 113 (5.61%) Cyber Security Analyst
10 105 (5.21%) Cyber Security Consultant
11 82 (4.07%) Software Engineer
12 70 (3.47%) Cyber Security Manager
13 69 (3.42%) Security Specialist
14 68 (3.37%) Senior Analyst
15 64 (3.17%) Security Engineer
16 60 (2.98%) Information Analyst
16 60 (2.98%) Information Security Analyst
17 58 (2.88%) Information Security Consultant
18 57 (2.83%) Project Manager
19 52 (2.58%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (4.32%) HTML
2 86 (4.27%) .NET
3 57 (2.83%) HTML5
4 44 (2.18%) REST
4 44 (2.18%) J2EE
5 42 (2.08%) jQuery
6 37 (1.84%) CSS
6 37 (1.84%) Spring
7 31 (1.54%) STL
7 31 (1.54%) Web Services
8 26 (1.29%) Java EE
9 19 (0.94%) Struts
9 19 (0.94%) CSS3
10 16 (0.79%) RESTful
11 15 (0.74%) Regular Expression
11 15 (0.74%) .NET Framework
11 15 (0.74%) SOAP
12 13 (0.64%) Ajax
13 11 (0.55%) Hibernate
13 11 (0.55%) Swiz
Miscellaneous
1 199 (9.87%) Management Information System
2 151 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
3 117 (5.80%) Computer Science
4 82 (4.07%) Cryptography
5 58 (2.88%) Mathematics
6 45 (2.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 43 (2.13%) PKI
8 42 (2.08%) Cybercrime
9 39 (1.93%) CESG
10 38 (1.88%) PMI
11 31 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
12 29 (1.44%) Data Centre
13 28 (1.39%) Digital Media
13 28 (1.39%) SCADA
14 24 (1.19%) DTV
15 23 (1.14%) RMADS
16 22 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
17 21 (1.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 20 (0.99%) Internet of Things
19 18 (0.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 322 (15.97%) Linux
2 255 (12.65%) Windows
3 147 (7.29%) UNIX
4 85 (4.22%) Android
5 45 (2.23%) Apple iOS
6 19 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (0.94%) VxWorks
7 16 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (0.69%) Windows 8
9 12 (0.60%) CentOS
9 12 (0.60%) Solaris
10 11 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
10 11 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.50%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.35%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.25%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.25%) AIX
13 5 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 810 (40.18%) Information Security
2 286 (14.19%) SIEM
3 237 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
4 225 (11.16%) Risk Management
5 199 (9.87%) ITIL
6 190 (9.42%) Security Architecture
7 187 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
8 155 (7.69%) Information Assurance
9 153 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 152 (7.54%) Project Management
11 129 (6.40%) Analytics
12 128 (6.35%) Software Engineering
13 120 (5.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 119 (5.90%) Risk Assessment
15 117 (5.80%) Incident Management
16 105 (5.21%) Ethical Hacking
17 95 (4.71%) Security Testing
18 93 (4.61%) Data Protection
18 93 (4.61%) Open Source
18 93 (4.61%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 267 (13.24%) Java
2 251 (12.45%) C
3 239 (11.86%) C++
4 193 (9.57%) SQL
5 186 (9.23%) Python
6 142 (7.04%) C#
7 85 (4.22%) JavaScript
8 67 (3.32%) Perl
8 67 (3.32%) Ruby
9 53 (2.63%) PHP
10 49 (2.43%) Bash Shell
11 28 (1.39%) PowerShell
12 24 (1.19%) Objective-C
13 23 (1.14%) Assembly Language
14 11 (0.55%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.45%) Erlang
15 9 (0.45%) R
16 6 (0.30%) Haskell
16 6 (0.30%) Scala
16 6 (0.30%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 565 (28.03%) CISSP
2 431 (21.38%) Security Cleared
3 419 (20.78%) Degree
4 317 (15.72%) CISM
5 235 (11.66%) SC Cleared
6 204 (10.12%) CISA
7 171 (8.48%) DV Cleared
8 107 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
9 101 (5.01%) GIAC
10 85 (4.22%) CEH
11 83 (4.12%) CCNA
12 60 (2.98%) CCNP
13 56 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
14 54 (2.68%) CRISC
15 49 (2.43%) SSCP
16 48 (2.38%) GCIH
17 47 (2.33%) MCSE
18 44 (2.18%) PMI Certification
19 33 (1.64%) GCIA
20 28 (1.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 312 (15.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 209 (10.37%) PCI DSS
3 61 (3.03%) COBIT
4 53 (2.63%) QA
5 34 (1.69%) SLA
6 17 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.50%) JSP 440
8 9 (0.45%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.25%) GPG13
9 5 (0.25%) PAS 55
9 5 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.099%) BS7799
11 2 (0.099%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.050%) COSO
System Software
1 70 (3.47%) Active Directory
2 62 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (1.98%) Snort
4 26 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 16 (0.79%) HDFS
6 9 (0.45%) Firmware
7 4 (0.20%) Docker
8 3 (0.15%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.15%) Xen
8 3 (0.15%) vSphere
8 3 (0.15%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 3 (0.15%) LXC
9 1 (0.050%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.050%) vCloud
9 1 (0.050%) KVM
9 1 (0.050%) Squid
9 1 (0.050%) Postfix
9 1 (0.050%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 43 (2.13%) Nessus
2 41 (2.03%) Nmap
3 16 (0.79%) Ambari
3 16 (0.79%) Oozie
4 12 (0.60%) TrustSec
5 6 (0.30%) WebInspect
5 6 (0.30%) CiscoWorks
6 5 (0.25%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.25%) Puppet
7 4 (0.20%) Ansible
8 3 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.15%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.15%) CORE IMPACT
8 3 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.15%) SCCM
8 3 (0.15%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.099%) WSUS
9 2 (0.099%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 131 (6.50%) Cisco
2 83 (4.12%) Microsoft
3 65 (3.22%) VMware
4 62 (3.08%) Oracle
5 42 (2.08%) IBM
5 42 (2.08%) CheckPoint
5 42 (2.08%) Splunk
6 41 (2.03%) Juniper
7 38 (1.88%) ArcSight
8 27 (1.34%) Fortinet
9 23 (1.14%) SAP
10 22 (1.09%) HP
11 21 (1.04%) Red Hat
12 19 (0.94%) McAfee
12 19 (0.94%) Blue Coat
12 19 (0.94%) Hortonworks
13 18 (0.89%) Xamarin
14 17 (0.84%) FireEye
15 16 (0.79%) Tableau
15 16 (0.79%) Sourcefire
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £55,000 + & an Outstanding Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competive, Pension, Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
South East
EXCELerate
Salary: £100K Upwards, Bonus, Car Allowance, Benefits, Pension, Share Options
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £80,000, with excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £80,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £80,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £80,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £80,000 plus outstanding package
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Salary: From £35,805 to £42,100 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 12 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 12 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £80000 - £105000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30- £50,000 + numerous benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30- £50,000 + numerous benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £85,000+ outstanding bonus and benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
North
Consol Partners
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: 50,000- £70,000 + strong benefits
Posted: Yesterday