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

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 439 608 691
Rank change year-on-year
+169 +83
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Security 593 279 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.32% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 454 243 182
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £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
93611 87345 89294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.03% 81.54% 79.00%
Number of salaries quoted 75601 71738 75250
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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
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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 +166 574 £55,000 +10.00% 94
London +105 194 £67,500 +12.50% 30
South East +89 167 £55,000 - 33
South West +15 71 £47,500 +31.94% 17
Hampshire +32 65 £55,000 -26.66% 4
Surrey +32 57 £52,500 +2.43% 20
West Midlands -28 51 £40,000 -5.88% 3
East Midlands -21 50 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire +29 47 £47,500 +7.95% 14
Leicestershire -8 46 £45,000 -
Warwickshire -14 40 £40,000 -5.88%
Guildford +26 39 £52,500 +5.00% 14
City of London +41 35 £75,000 +11.11% 13
Berkshire +26 32 £70,000 +27.27% 8
North West -2 31 £65,000 -48.00% 9
East of England -3 18 £37,500 -21.87%
Cheshire - 17 £65,000 - 5
Southampton - 17 £45,000 - 1
Cheltenham +3 16 £40,000 +11.11% 7
Chester - 15 £65,000 - 5
Bristol -9 13 £72,500 +130.15% 1
Yorkshire -39 13 £47,500 -40.62% 2
West Yorkshire - 12 £53,750 - 1
Leeds - 12 £53,750 - 1
Leicester +11 11 £50,000 -
Manchester -4 11 £78,750 -37.00% 4
Lutterworth -5 11 £45,000 +28.57%
Reading -6 11 £80,000 +45.45% 3
Gloucester +11 9 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Suffolk +8 9 £37,500 -16.66%

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 384 (34.97%) Information Security
2 340 (30.97%) Finance
3 238 (21.68%) Degree
4 208 (18.94%) CISSP
5 193 (17.58%) SIEM
6 183 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 174 (15.85%) Linux
8 171 (15.57%) Java
9 160 (14.57%) Windows
10 140 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
11 135 (12.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 130 (11.84%) Risk Management
12 130 (11.84%) PCI DSS
13 129 (11.75%) SQL
14 128 (11.66%) SC Cleared
15 126 (11.48%) Penetration Testing
16 117 (10.66%) Security Architecture
17 116 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
17 116 (10.56%) Software Engineering
17 116 (10.56%) Computer Science
18 112 (10.20%) ITIL
19 111 (10.11%) JavaScript
20 110 (10.02%) HTML
21 109 (9.93%) Business Development
22 107 (9.74%) C++
23 104 (9.47%) Firewall
24 103 (9.38%) Smartcard
25 102 (9.29%) CISA
26 96 (8.74%) Oracle
27 95 (8.65%) PRINCE2

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 12 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (0.82%) JBoss
3 8 (0.73%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.64%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.55%) IIS
6 4 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (0.36%) Apache
7 3 (0.27%) Liferay
7 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.18%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.18%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.18%) SAS
9 1 (0.091%) Confluence
9 1 (0.091%) Lync
9 1 (0.091%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.091%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.091%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.091%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.091%) CMS
Applications
1 47 (4.28%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.64%) MS Office
3 9 (0.82%) MS Project
4 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.091%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (1.09%) assyst
2 1 (0.091%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.18%) SaaS
5 1 (0.091%) PaaS
5 1 (0.091%) Office 365
5 1 (0.091%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (9.47%) Firewall
2 87 (7.92%) Network Security
3 61 (5.56%) HTTP
4 59 (5.37%) TCP/IP
5 49 (4.46%) Wireshark
6 47 (4.28%) Internet
7 43 (3.92%) Intrusion Detection
8 41 (3.73%) SAN
9 36 (3.28%) LDAP
10 35 (3.19%) tcpdump
11 29 (2.64%) DNS
12 19 (1.73%) VPN
13 18 (1.64%) Wireless
14 16 (1.46%) LAN
15 15 (1.37%) SSL
15 15 (1.37%) WAN
16 14 (1.28%) SMTP
16 14 (1.28%) DHCP
17 12 (1.09%) Intranet
18 8 (0.73%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (6.01%) Hadoop
2 48 (4.37%) Big Data
3 47 (4.28%) SQL Server
3 47 (4.28%) MySQL
4 16 (1.46%) Apache Accumulo
5 11 (1.00%) Oracle Database
6 8 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.27%) TKPROF
7 3 (0.27%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.18%) OLTP
8 2 (0.18%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.091%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.091%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.091%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.091%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.091%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.091%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.091%) DB2
Development Applications
1 36 (3.28%) YourKit
2 34 (3.10%) Eclipse
3 33 (3.01%) Maven
4 12 (1.09%) Subversion
5 11 (1.00%) JIRA
6 9 (0.82%) WinDbg
6 9 (0.82%) GDB
7 8 (0.73%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.64%) Hudson
8 7 (0.64%) Ant
9 6 (0.55%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.55%) Metasploit
10 4 (0.36%) JMeter
10 4 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (0.27%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.27%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.27%) TestLink
11 3 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.27%) JUnit
11 3 (0.27%) Selenium
General
1 340 (30.97%) Finance
2 88 (8.01%) Banking
3 69 (6.28%) Telecoms
4 51 (4.64%) Retail
5 31 (2.82%) Legal
6 26 (2.37%) Financial Institution
6 26 (2.37%) Aerospace
7 24 (2.19%) Electronics
8 22 (2.00%) Advertising
9 21 (1.91%) Law
10 15 (1.37%) Military
11 14 (1.28%) Marketing
12 9 (0.82%) Games
13 6 (0.55%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.36%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.36%) French Language
14 4 (0.36%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.27%) German Language
15 3 (0.27%) Local Government
16 2 (0.18%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 182 (16.58%) Developer
2 180 (16.39%) Consultant
3 157 (14.30%) Analyst
4 146 (13.30%) Security Consultant
5 89 (8.11%) Security Analyst
6 84 (7.65%) Tester
7 78 (7.10%) Security Manager
8 76 (6.92%) Java Developer
9 68 (6.19%) Architect
10 58 (5.28%) Security Specialist
11 56 (5.10%) Security Architect
12 48 (4.37%) Cyber Security Consultant
13 45 (4.10%) Cyber Security Analyst
14 41 (3.73%) Security Engineer
15 36 (3.28%) C++ Developer
16 31 (2.82%) Test Engineer
16 31 (2.82%) Penetration Tester
16 31 (2.82%) Graduate
16 31 (2.82%) Software Engineer
17 30 (2.73%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (10.02%) HTML
2 81 (7.38%) .NET
3 79 (7.19%) XML
4 57 (5.19%) Spring
5 47 (4.28%) CSS
6 44 (4.01%) DHTML
6 44 (4.01%) XSLT
7 41 (3.73%) Hibernate
7 41 (3.73%) Spring Integration
8 40 (3.64%) jQuery
8 40 (3.64%) Lucene
9 39 (3.55%) Spring MVC
10 27 (2.46%) J2EE
11 21 (1.91%) Web Services
11 21 (1.91%) WPF
12 19 (1.73%) JDBC
13 14 (1.28%) SOAP
13 14 (1.28%) Kafka
13 14 (1.28%) REST
14 13 (1.18%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 116 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
1 116 (10.56%) Computer Science
2 103 (9.38%) Smartcard
3 84 (7.65%) Mathematics
4 80 (7.29%) Management Information System
5 39 (3.55%) PKI
6 29 (2.64%) SCADA
7 27 (2.46%) PMI
8 26 (2.37%) Biometrics
9 24 (2.19%) Mobile App
10 23 (2.09%) Blackberry
11 17 (1.55%) Tandem
12 16 (1.46%) Open Source
12 16 (1.46%) Algorithms
12 16 (1.46%) CESG
12 16 (1.46%) GIS
13 15 (1.37%) Cryptography
14 13 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
15 8 (0.73%) CESG CLAS
15 8 (0.73%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 174 (15.85%) Linux
2 160 (14.57%) Windows
3 52 (4.74%) UNIX
4 35 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (2.46%) Android
7 25 (2.28%) Apple iOS
8 23 (2.09%) Windows XP
8 23 (2.09%) Windows Vista
8 23 (2.09%) BlackBerry OS
9 16 (1.46%) Solaris
10 6 (0.55%) AIX
10 6 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.46%) CentOS
11 5 (0.46%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.18%) SUSE
13 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (34.97%) Information Security
2 193 (17.58%) SIEM
3 140 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (11.84%) Risk Management
5 126 (11.48%) Penetration Testing
6 117 (10.66%) Security Architecture
7 116 (10.56%) Software Engineering
8 112 (10.20%) ITIL
9 109 (9.93%) Business Development
10 95 (8.65%) PRINCE2
11 72 (6.56%) Project Management
12 70 (6.38%) Data Protection
13 64 (5.83%) Reverse Engineering
14 63 (5.74%) Information Assurance
14 63 (5.74%) Analytics
15 56 (5.10%) Web Development
16 54 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
16 54 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
17 45 (4.10%) Multithreading
18 43 (3.92%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 171 (15.57%) Java
2 129 (11.75%) SQL
3 111 (10.11%) JavaScript
4 107 (9.74%) C++
5 84 (7.65%) C#
6 70 (6.38%) C
7 65 (5.92%) Python
8 28 (2.55%) Perl
9 21 (1.91%) XAML
10 20 (1.82%) Ruby
11 17 (1.55%) Bash Shell
12 15 (1.37%) PHP
12 15 (1.37%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.82%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.73%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.36%) Assembly Language
15 4 (0.36%) VBScript
16 3 (0.27%) Embedded C
17 1 (0.091%) Groovy
17 1 (0.091%) Ada
Qualifications
1 238 (21.68%) Degree
2 208 (18.94%) CISSP
3 183 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 128 (11.66%) SC Cleared
5 102 (9.29%) CISA
6 85 (7.74%) CISM
7 73 (6.65%) DV Cleared
8 50 (4.55%) CEH
9 44 (4.01%) GIAC
10 38 (3.46%) GCIA
11 31 (2.82%) PMI Certification
12 30 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
12 30 (2.73%) GCIH
13 26 (2.37%) PCI QSA
14 24 (2.19%) CCNP
15 22 (2.00%) CCNA
16 18 (1.64%) PhD
17 16 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
18 15 (1.37%) MCSE
19 14 (1.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (12.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 130 (11.84%) PCI DSS
3 30 (2.73%) COBIT
4 23 (2.09%) TickIT
4 23 (2.09%) ISO 9001
5 15 (1.37%) QA
6 12 (1.09%) SLA
7 11 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.46%) COSO
9 4 (0.36%) IEC 61508
9 4 (0.36%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.18%) Basel II
11 1 (0.091%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.091%) GPG13
11 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.091%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.091%) BS7799
System Software
1 28 (2.55%) Snort
2 23 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.28%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.28%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.46%) Apache Flume
4 5 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.36%) Xen
5 4 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.18%) UAG
6 2 (0.18%) SpamAssassin
7 1 (0.091%) XenApp
7 1 (0.091%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.091%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.091%) vSphere
7 1 (0.091%) Nmap
7 1 (0.091%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (0.73%) Nessus
3 5 (0.46%) Ambari
3 5 (0.46%) Puppet
4 4 (0.36%) SCCM
5 3 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.18%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.091%) SCOM
7 1 (0.091%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.091%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 96 (8.74%) Oracle
2 83 (7.56%) Microsoft
3 38 (3.46%) Cisco
4 34 (3.10%) Sourcefire
5 31 (2.82%) ArcSight
6 30 (2.73%) VMware
7 23 (2.09%) LogRhythm
8 22 (2.00%) HP
9 16 (1.46%) Symantec
10 13 (1.18%) Splunk
10 13 (1.18%) McAfee
10 13 (1.18%) CheckPoint
11 12 (1.09%) Juniper
11 12 (1.09%) Coverity
11 12 (1.09%) Wind River
12 10 (0.91%) IBM
13 9 (0.82%) Red Hat
14 8 (0.73%) Sun
15 7 (0.64%) Sencha
15 7 (0.64%) Sophos
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £10000 - £80000 per annum + Car, Bonus, Pension, Cash Pot
Posted: 16 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens + Car
Posted: 19 hours ago
Berkshire
set2recruit
Salary: £60000 - £78000 Per Annum Bonus, pension scheme, company ca
Posted: 20 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Bens + Car
Posted: 20 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum - plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + Blue chip bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Eaglecliff
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + £6k Car Allowance+Pension+Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Plus a Strong Benifits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Acumin
Salary: £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh Company
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £54k per year + OTE + Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £500 to £600 per day good bonus and benefits offered
Posted: 2 days ago