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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 503 594 700
Rank change year-on-year
+91 +106
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Security 449 288 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.33% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 365 237 183
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £76,800 £64,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.26%

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
93443 86275 93127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.90% 81.15% 79.01%
Number of salaries quoted 74604 70751 78836
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
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 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +91 434 £52,500 +5.00% 65
London +71 165 £65,000 +8.33% 30
South East +31 122 £55,000 +4.76% 26
Hampshire +30 66 £65,000 +15.55% 3
East Midlands -38 56 £45,000 - 1
Leicestershire -9 55 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands -20 55 £40,000 -11.11%
Warwickshire -7 45 £40,000 -11.11%
City of London +16 31 £57,500 -14.81% 12
South West -16 29 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Berkshire +1 24 £77,500 +40.90% 1
Surrey +2 21 £51,250 +2.50% 19
Gloucestershire -4 15 £33,000 -34.00% 2
Guildford +13 14 £52,500 +5.00% 18
Southampton - 14 £45,000 - 1
Leicester +14 12 £50,000 -
Lutterworth -7 12 £45,000 +28.57% 1
East of England -19 11 £37,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire +7 10 - -
Reading -8 10 £80,000 +45.45%
Basingstoke -18 10 £52,500 +10.52%
Milton Keynes - 10 - -
Suffolk +12 9 £37,500 - 1
Ipswich +9 9 £37,500 - 1
North West -12 8 £60,000 -29.41% 1
Wales +10 7 £42,500 - 1
Birmingham - 7 £52,500 -
South Wales +4 6 £37,500 - 1
Yorkshire -37 6 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £45,000 -

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 364 (35.83%) Finance
2 339 (33.37%) Information Security
3 245 (24.11%) Degree
4 213 (20.96%) Security Cleared
5 197 (19.39%) SIEM
6 180 (17.72%) Java
7 149 (14.67%) CISSP
8 146 (14.37%) Windows
9 144 (14.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 144 (14.17%) Agile Software Development
10 139 (13.68%) SQL
11 137 (13.48%) SC Cleared
12 133 (13.09%) Computer Science
13 130 (12.80%) Software Engineering
14 127 (12.50%) C++
15 125 (12.30%) Linux
16 123 (12.11%) PCI DSS
17 118 (11.61%) Security Architecture
18 117 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
19 116 (11.42%) Business Development
20 111 (10.93%) Smartcard
21 100 (9.84%) HTML
21 100 (9.84%) Penetration Testing
22 99 (9.74%) Network Security
23 96 (9.45%) JavaScript
24 93 (9.15%) Mathematics
24 93 (9.15%) Oracle
25 91 (8.96%) Risk Management
26 89 (8.76%) Management Information System
27 87 (8.56%) .NET

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 21 (2.07%) WebLogic
2 14 (1.38%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (0.39%) Apache
4 4 (0.39%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.20%) IIS
5 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.098%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.098%) Lync
6 1 (0.098%) CMS
6 1 (0.098%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.098%) SAS
6 1 (0.098%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.098%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (3.44%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.97%) MS Office
3 9 (0.89%) MS Project
4 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.098%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (1.18%) assyst
2 5 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.20%) SaaS
1 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.098%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.098%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.098%) PaaS
2 1 (0.098%) Office 365
2 1 (0.098%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (9.74%) Network Security
2 74 (7.28%) HTTP
3 71 (6.99%) Firewall
4 47 (4.63%) Wireshark
5 45 (4.43%) TCP/IP
6 41 (4.04%) Internet
7 38 (3.74%) Intrusion Detection
8 36 (3.54%) SAN
9 33 (3.25%) tcpdump
10 31 (3.05%) LDAP
11 16 (1.57%) SSL
12 15 (1.48%) DNS
13 14 (1.38%) Wireless
14 13 (1.28%) LAN
15 12 (1.18%) VPN
15 12 (1.18%) WAN
15 12 (1.18%) Intranet
16 6 (0.59%) HTTPS
16 6 (0.59%) MPLS
17 5 (0.49%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (5.91%) Hadoop
2 46 (4.53%) SQL Server
3 44 (4.33%) Big Data
4 39 (3.84%) MySQL
5 16 (1.57%) Apache Accumulo
6 10 (0.98%) Oracle Database
7 8 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (0.49%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.20%) OLTP
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.20%) TKPROF
10 1 (0.098%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.098%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.098%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.098%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.098%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.098%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.098%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.098%) DB2
10 1 (0.098%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 32 (3.15%) YourKit
2 31 (3.05%) Eclipse
3 30 (2.95%) Maven
4 10 (0.98%) Subversion
5 8 (0.79%) WinDbg
5 8 (0.79%) GDB
6 7 (0.69%) Hudson
6 7 (0.69%) Ant
7 6 (0.59%) Metasploit
7 6 (0.59%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.49%) JIRA
9 4 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (0.30%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.20%) JUnit
11 2 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.20%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.098%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.098%) SoapUI
General
1 364 (35.83%) Finance
2 84 (8.27%) Telecoms
3 45 (4.43%) Banking
4 30 (2.95%) Legal
5 29 (2.85%) Financial Institution
6 24 (2.36%) Advertising
7 23 (2.26%) Law
8 18 (1.77%) Marketing
9 13 (1.28%) Electronics
10 11 (1.08%) Military
11 10 (0.98%) Aerospace
12 9 (0.89%) Retail
13 5 (0.49%) Games
13 5 (0.49%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.49%) German Language
14 4 (0.39%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.30%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.30%) French Language
15 3 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 184 (18.11%) Consultant
2 183 (18.01%) Developer
3 152 (14.96%) Security Consultant
4 149 (14.67%) Analyst
5 94 (9.25%) Security Analyst
6 83 (8.17%) Security Manager
7 71 (6.99%) Java Developer
8 63 (6.20%) Architect
9 60 (5.91%) Security Specialist
10 52 (5.12%) Cyber Security Consultant
11 51 (5.02%) Security Architect
12 42 (4.13%) Cyber Security Analyst
13 36 (3.54%) Test Engineer
14 35 (3.44%) C++ Developer
15 34 (3.35%) Tester
16 33 (3.25%) Software Developer
17 31 (3.05%) Security Engineer
18 27 (2.66%) Senior Consultant
18 27 (2.66%) Software Engineer
19 26 (2.56%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (9.84%) HTML
2 87 (8.56%) .NET
3 85 (8.37%) XML
4 77 (7.58%) Spring
5 59 (5.81%) Hibernate
6 42 (4.13%) J2EE
6 42 (4.13%) DHTML
6 42 (4.13%) XSLT
7 37 (3.64%) CSS
8 36 (3.54%) Spring Integration
9 34 (3.35%) Lucene
9 34 (3.35%) jQuery
9 34 (3.35%) Spring MVC
10 24 (2.36%) JDBC
11 20 (1.97%) EJB
11 20 (1.97%) Qt
12 18 (1.77%) Web Services
13 17 (1.67%) WPF
14 15 (1.48%) HTML5
14 15 (1.48%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 133 (13.09%) Computer Science
2 117 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
3 111 (10.93%) Smartcard
4 93 (9.15%) Mathematics
5 89 (8.76%) Management Information System
6 46 (4.53%) Mobile App
7 38 (3.74%) PMI
8 36 (3.54%) PKI
9 30 (2.95%) Biometrics
10 26 (2.56%) Blackberry
11 22 (2.17%) SCADA
12 20 (1.97%) iPhone
13 15 (1.48%) Cryptography
13 15 (1.48%) Physics
14 14 (1.38%) Open Source
15 12 (1.18%) CESG
16 11 (1.08%) Statistics
17 10 (0.98%) Device Driver
18 9 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
19 8 (0.79%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 146 (14.37%) Windows
2 125 (12.30%) Linux
3 50 (4.92%) Android
4 42 (4.13%) UNIX
5 34 (3.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (2.66%) Apple iOS
8 26 (2.56%) Windows XP
9 25 (2.46%) Windows Vista
9 25 (2.46%) BlackBerry OS
10 10 (0.98%) Solaris
11 5 (0.49%) AIX
12 3 (0.30%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.20%) CentOS
14 1 (0.098%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.098%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (33.37%) Information Security
2 197 (19.39%) SIEM
3 144 (14.17%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (12.80%) Software Engineering
5 118 (11.61%) Security Architecture
6 116 (11.42%) Business Development
7 100 (9.84%) Penetration Testing
8 91 (8.96%) Risk Management
9 84 (8.27%) Data Protection
10 80 (7.87%) Web Development
11 79 (7.78%) Project Management
12 76 (7.48%) Information Assurance
13 63 (6.20%) Reverse Engineering
13 63 (6.20%) PRINCE2
14 62 (6.10%) ITIL
15 56 (5.51%) Analytics
16 52 (5.12%) Programme Management
17 50 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
18 47 (4.63%) Ethical Hacking
18 47 (4.63%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 180 (17.72%) Java
2 139 (13.68%) SQL
3 127 (12.50%) C++
4 96 (9.45%) JavaScript
5 85 (8.37%) C
6 80 (7.87%) C#
7 38 (3.74%) Python
8 26 (2.56%) Perl
9 17 (1.67%) XAML
10 14 (1.38%) PL/SQL
11 10 (0.98%) Ruby
11 10 (0.98%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.79%) PHP
13 6 (0.59%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.49%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.39%) VBScript
16 3 (0.30%) Assembly Language
16 3 (0.30%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 245 (24.11%) Degree
2 213 (20.96%) Security Cleared
3 149 (14.67%) CISSP
4 137 (13.48%) SC Cleared
5 77 (7.58%) CISM
6 70 (6.89%) DV Cleared
7 60 (5.91%) CISA
8 49 (4.82%) CEH
9 46 (4.53%) GIAC
10 42 (4.13%) PMI Certification
11 40 (3.94%) GCIA
12 36 (3.54%) GCIH
13 26 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
14 19 (1.87%) CCNP
15 15 (1.48%) ISEB
16 14 (1.38%) PhD
17 12 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
17 12 (1.18%) MCSE
18 10 (0.98%) CCNA
18 10 (0.98%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (14.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 123 (12.11%) PCI DSS
3 28 (2.76%) ISO 9001
4 25 (2.46%) TickIT
5 24 (2.36%) COBIT
6 8 (0.79%) SLA
7 5 (0.49%) COSO
7 5 (0.49%) QA
8 3 (0.30%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.20%) GPG13
9 2 (0.20%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.098%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.098%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 39 (3.84%) Snort
2 18 (1.77%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.39%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.20%) SpamAssassin
7 1 (0.098%) XenApp
7 1 (0.098%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.098%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 18 (1.77%) McAfee ePO
2 16 (1.57%) Nessus
3 12 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (0.39%) SCCM
4 4 (0.39%) Ambari
4 4 (0.39%) Puppet
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.20%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.098%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.098%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.098%) SCOM
Vendors
1 93 (9.15%) Oracle
2 76 (7.48%) Microsoft
3 39 (3.84%) Sourcefire
4 36 (3.54%) LogRhythm
5 29 (2.85%) Symantec
6 28 (2.76%) Cisco
7 22 (2.17%) McAfee
8 21 (2.07%) Splunk
9 20 (1.97%) BT
9 20 (1.97%) Juniper
10 19 (1.87%) ArcSight
10 19 (1.87%) HP
11 17 (1.67%) CheckPoint
12 16 (1.57%) VMware
12 16 (1.57%) Coverity
12 16 (1.57%) Wind River
13 15 (1.48%) Blue Coat
14 14 (1.38%) Websense
15 13 (1.28%) Qualys
16 12 (1.18%) IronPort
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: £50000 - £80000 Per Annum Plus Car Allowance, Bonus & Benefi
Posted: 6 hours ago
Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Momentum Resourcing
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £75,000 to £100,000 per annum £75k - £100k + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £30000 - £120000 Per Annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £95000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £49555 - £61215 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £75,000 to £115,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £38335 - £47355 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
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Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
University of Bristol
Posted: 4 days ago