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

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 317 479 606
Rank change year-on-year
+162 +127
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Security 998 562 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 0.47% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.56% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 750 444 208
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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
93648 99556 87713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.46% 82.70% 80.78%
Number of salaries quoted 76444 80694 72208
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 June 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 June 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 +148 906 £55,000 +10.00% 149
London +175 420 £62,500 +4.16% 60
South East +55 221 £55,000 +14.58% 35
City of London +92 98 £60,000 +20.00% 10
South West +28 93 £48,300 -8.00% 22
Berkshire +36 69 £55,000 +10.00% 8
Scotland +68 56 £42,000 -11.57% 9
Yorkshire +51 54 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Gloucestershire +20 53 £47,500 +18.75% 12
Glasgow +47 45 £42,000 +2.43% 1
West Yorkshire +46 44 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Surrey -1 44 £55,000 +7.31% 17
Hampshire +9 38 £60,000 +33.33% 5
Leeds +41 35 £45,000 +12.50% 7
West Midlands -26 33 £50,000 - 5
Reading +8 29 £57,500 +15.00% 4
Guildford -4 28 £52,500 +5.00% 14
East of England +17 27 £53,272 +29.14% 5
Oxfordshire +27 26 £37,500 -28.57% 1
Cheltenham +15 26 £45,000 +12.50% 2
East Midlands -38 25 £50,000 +11.11%
Birmingham +2 23 £50,000 -4.76% 4
Wales +22 22 £35,000 +29.62%
South Wales +11 22 £35,000 +29.62%
Bristol -5 21 £50,000 -9.09% 7
Buckinghamshire +20 20 £55,000 +68.53% 2
Milton Keynes 0 17 £55,000 +68.53% 1
Maidenhead - 17 £42,500 - 3
Kent +22 16 £51,000 +5.15%
North West -10 16 £55,000 +4.76% 13

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 763 (41.36%) Information Security
2 547 (29.65%) Finance
3 529 (28.67%) CISSP
4 398 (21.57%) Security Cleared
5 358 (19.40%) Degree
6 310 (16.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 288 (15.61%) CISM
8 262 (14.20%) SIEM
9 250 (13.55%) Firewall
10 246 (13.33%) Windows
11 245 (13.28%) Linux
12 235 (12.74%) Network Security
13 230 (12.47%) SC Cleared
14 221 (11.98%) Java
14 221 (11.98%) Banking
15 219 (11.87%) ITIL
16 214 (11.60%) PCI DSS
17 206 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
18 203 (11.00%) CISA
19 195 (10.57%) Management Information System
20 191 (10.35%) Risk Management
21 182 (9.86%) Security Architecture
22 180 (9.76%) C
23 174 (9.43%) SQL
24 171 (9.27%) Penetration Testing
25 168 (9.11%) C++
26 161 (8.73%) Information Assurance
27 158 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
28 152 (8.24%) Python
29 148 (8.02%) Telecoms

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 30 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (1.03%) MS Exchange
3 13 (0.70%) WebSphere
4 10 (0.54%) Lync
5 9 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (0.49%) Apache
5 9 (0.49%) Apache Spark
6 8 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (0.43%) SAS
6 8 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (0.38%) SharePoint
7 7 (0.38%) IIS
8 6 (0.33%) Node.js
8 6 (0.33%) CMS
9 5 (0.27%) JBoss
10 4 (0.22%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.22%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.16%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 53 (2.87%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (0.81%) MS Office
4 9 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.27%) MS Project
6 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.054%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 6 (0.33%) FLEXCUBE
2 3 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.054%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
2 16 (0.87%) Office 365
3 14 (0.76%) PaaS
4 13 (0.70%) SaaS
5 9 (0.49%) IaaS
6 5 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.054%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 250 (13.55%) Firewall
2 235 (12.74%) Network Security
3 106 (5.75%) Intrusion Detection
4 88 (4.77%) TCP/IP
5 71 (3.85%) Internet
6 59 (3.20%) LAN
7 53 (2.87%) WAN
8 40 (2.17%) Wireless
9 36 (1.95%) Wireshark
10 24 (1.30%) HTTP
11 22 (1.19%) Broadband
11 22 (1.19%) DNS
12 15 (0.81%) tcpdump
13 14 (0.76%) SAN
13 14 (0.76%) LDAP
13 14 (0.76%) VPN
14 13 (0.70%) MPLS
14 13 (0.70%) Unified Communications
15 12 (0.65%) SSH
15 12 (0.65%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 85 (4.61%) Big Data
3 32 (1.73%) MySQL
4 30 (1.63%) Hadoop
5 28 (1.52%) Relational Database
6 26 (1.41%) NoSQL
7 23 (1.25%) RDBMS
8 11 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (0.54%) Data Mining
9 10 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (0.43%) Apache Hive
10 8 (0.43%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.38%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.16%) Impala
14 3 (0.16%) HBase
15 2 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
16 1 (0.054%) Voldemort
Development Applications
1 26 (1.41%) Selenium
2 25 (1.36%) Jenkins
3 17 (0.92%) GDB
4 15 (0.81%) WinDbg
5 14 (0.76%) WebDriver
6 13 (0.70%) JMeter
7 10 (0.54%) Visual Studio
8 9 (0.49%) Metasploit
9 8 (0.43%) Git (software)
10 7 (0.38%) Subversion
11 6 (0.33%) Maven
11 6 (0.33%) JIRA
12 5 (0.27%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.27%) Apache Ivy
13 4 (0.22%) Mercurial
14 3 (0.16%) Cucumber
15 2 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
15 2 (0.11%) Hudson
15 2 (0.11%) TeamCity
15 2 (0.11%) NetBeans
General
1 547 (29.65%) Finance
2 221 (11.98%) Banking
3 148 (8.02%) Telecoms
4 137 (7.43%) Retail
5 73 (3.96%) Legal
6 55 (2.98%) Law
6 55 (2.98%) General Ledger
7 43 (2.33%) Marketing
8 36 (1.95%) Military
9 32 (1.73%) Aerospace
10 29 (1.57%) Electronics
11 24 (1.30%) Financial Institution
12 20 (1.08%) German Language
13 19 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (0.76%) Manufacturing
14 14 (0.76%) Investment Banking
15 12 (0.65%) French Language
16 10 (0.54%) Publishing
16 10 (0.54%) Games
17 8 (0.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 360 (19.51%) Analyst
2 350 (18.97%) Consultant
3 262 (14.20%) Security Consultant
4 212 (11.49%) Security Analyst
5 177 (9.59%) Architect
6 175 (9.49%) Security Manager
7 121 (6.56%) Developer
8 114 (6.18%) Security Architect
9 89 (4.82%) Cyber Security Consultant
10 78 (4.23%) Cyber Security Manager
11 76 (4.12%) Security Specialist
12 75 (4.07%) Security Engineer
13 71 (3.85%) Cyber Security Analyst
14 69 (3.74%) Software Engineer
15 66 (3.58%) Information Analyst
15 66 (3.58%) Information Security Analyst
16 62 (3.36%) Information Security Consultant
17 58 (3.14%) Senior Manager
18 56 (3.04%) Project Manager
19 54 (2.93%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (4.61%) HTML
2 77 (4.17%) .NET
3 62 (3.36%) Apache Flex
4 40 (2.17%) HTML5
4 40 (2.17%) REST
5 35 (1.90%) Spring
6 32 (1.73%) CSS
6 32 (1.73%) jQuery
7 30 (1.63%) Web Services
8 29 (1.57%) J2EE
9 20 (1.08%) Ajax
10 19 (1.03%) Struts
11 15 (0.81%) SOAP
11 15 (0.81%) Regular Expression
12 14 (0.76%) CSS3
12 14 (0.76%) XML
12 14 (0.76%) LAMP
13 12 (0.65%) Hibernate
14 10 (0.54%) STL
14 10 (0.54%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 195 (10.57%) Management Information System
2 158 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
3 110 (5.96%) Computer Science
4 74 (4.01%) Cryptography
5 58 (3.14%) Mathematics
6 41 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 39 (2.11%) CESG
8 38 (2.06%) PKI
9 37 (2.01%) SCADA
10 35 (1.90%) Data Centre
11 34 (1.84%) Data Protection Act
12 28 (1.52%) RMADS
13 23 (1.25%) DTV
14 22 (1.19%) Internet of Things
15 21 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
16 19 (1.03%) PMI
17 16 (0.87%) Client/Server
17 16 (0.87%) Mobile Payment
18 15 (0.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 14 (0.76%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 246 (13.33%) Windows
2 245 (13.28%) Linux
3 140 (7.59%) UNIX
4 47 (2.55%) Android
5 27 (1.46%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (0.76%) CentOS
9 12 (0.65%) Windows XP
9 12 (0.65%) Windows 8
10 10 (0.54%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.49%) VxWorks
11 9 (0.49%) Solaris
12 8 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.43%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.38%) AIX
13 7 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.22%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.22%) BlackBerry OS
15 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 763 (41.36%) Information Security
2 262 (14.20%) SIEM
3 219 (11.87%) ITIL
4 206 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
5 191 (10.35%) Risk Management
6 182 (9.86%) Security Architecture
7 171 (9.27%) Penetration Testing
8 161 (8.73%) Information Assurance
9 144 (7.80%) Project Management
10 140 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 121 (6.56%) Incident Management
12 109 (5.91%) Analytics
13 108 (5.85%) Software Engineering
14 104 (5.64%) Risk Assessment
14 104 (5.64%) Security Management
15 102 (5.53%) Data Protection
16 100 (5.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 95 (5.15%) UML
18 91 (4.93%) Security Testing
19 84 (4.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 221 (11.98%) Java
2 180 (9.76%) C
3 174 (9.43%) SQL
4 168 (9.11%) C++
5 152 (8.24%) Python
6 87 (4.72%) C#
7 80 (4.34%) JavaScript
8 58 (3.14%) Ruby
9 57 (3.09%) PHP
10 50 (2.71%) Perl
11 37 (2.01%) Bash Shell
12 16 (0.87%) Assembly Language
13 15 (0.81%) PowerShell
14 12 (0.65%) Scala
15 8 (0.43%) R
16 7 (0.38%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.27%) Ada
17 5 (0.27%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.27%) VB
18 4 (0.22%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 529 (28.67%) CISSP
2 398 (21.57%) Security Cleared
3 358 (19.40%) Degree
4 288 (15.61%) CISM
5 230 (12.47%) SC Cleared
6 203 (11.00%) CISA
7 142 (7.70%) DV Cleared
8 89 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
9 71 (3.85%) GIAC
10 69 (3.74%) CEH
11 66 (3.58%) CCNP
12 61 (3.31%) CCNA
13 57 (3.09%) CRISC
14 54 (2.93%) GCIH
15 32 (1.73%) GCIA
16 31 (1.68%) ISEB
17 28 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
18 27 (1.46%) PMI Certification
19 25 (1.36%) SSCP
20 24 (1.30%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 310 (16.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 214 (11.60%) PCI DSS
3 75 (4.07%) COBIT
4 50 (2.71%) QA
5 34 (1.84%) SLA
6 22 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.65%) HIPAA
7 12 (0.65%) JSP 440
8 10 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 10 (0.54%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.38%) BS7799
9 7 (0.38%) GPG13
10 5 (0.27%) PAS 55
10 5 (0.27%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.22%) TickIT
12 1 (0.054%) FISMA
12 1 (0.054%) COSO
12 1 (0.054%) ARP4754
System Software
1 62 (3.36%) Active Directory
2 55 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (2.55%) Snort
4 29 (1.57%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.49%) vSphere
6 8 (0.43%) Firmware
7 6 (0.33%) Docker
8 3 (0.16%) LXC
8 3 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.16%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 3 (0.16%) Xen
9 2 (0.11%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.054%) SpamAssassin
10 1 (0.054%) vCloud
10 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.054%) Postfix
10 1 (0.054%) XenApp
10 1 (0.054%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (1.03%) Nessus
2 16 (0.87%) Nmap
2 16 (0.87%) TrustSec
3 9 (0.49%) Tivoli
4 8 (0.43%) Puppet
5 7 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.33%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.22%) Ansible
8 3 (0.16%) Iperf
8 3 (0.16%) SCCM
8 3 (0.16%) WebInspect
8 3 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.11%) WSUS
9 2 (0.11%) CiscoWorks
9 2 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.054%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.054%) SCOM
10 1 (0.054%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.054%) Cacti
10 1 (0.054%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 123 (6.67%) Cisco
2 82 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 74 (4.01%) Oracle
4 59 (3.20%) VMware
5 39 (2.11%) ArcSight
6 38 (2.06%) Juniper
7 31 (1.68%) CheckPoint
8 29 (1.57%) IBM
9 25 (1.36%) SAP
10 24 (1.30%) Sourcefire
11 22 (1.19%) Fortinet
12 21 (1.14%) Splunk
13 20 (1.08%) HP
14 17 (0.92%) McAfee
14 17 (0.92%) Xamarin
15 16 (0.87%) Lancope
16 15 (0.81%) Symantec
17 13 (0.70%) Citrix
18 12 (0.65%) Apple
19 11 (0.60%) Blue Coat
Leeds, Yorkshire
SQ Computer Personnel
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Sanderson Recruitment Plc
Salary: benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + excellent bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
EarthStream Global
Salary: From £40,000 to £57,000 per annum excellent benefits package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £80,000, with excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 to £70,000, with excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 to £70,000, with excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 to £70,000, with excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 to £70,000, with excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000- £70,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000k-£70,000k
Posted: 18 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000- £70,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000- £70,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £24k - 27k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Robert Walters
Posted: Yesterday