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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 396 650 695
Rank change year-on-year
+254 +45
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Security 690 247 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.28% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 475 196 97
Average salary £53,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £71,750 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +7.77%

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
88402 87972 86598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.84% 82.36% 80.04%
Number of salaries quoted 72008 69893 72211
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +260 630 £55,000 +10.00% 142
London +175 234 £60,000 +9.09% 49
South East +81 180 £52,500 - 46
Berkshire +55 83 £57,500 +15.00% 17
South West +38 71 £52,500 +23.52% 22
City of London +48 55 £72,500 +48.71% 11
Surrey +40 52 £50,000 -16.66% 14
Gloucestershire +35 44 £50,000 +38.88% 16
West Midlands -13 41 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Reading +18 38 £62,500 +26.90% 7
Yorkshire +23 33 £42,875 +22.50% 8
Hampshire +20 33 £45,000 -12.19% 4
West Yorkshire +17 30 £43,750 +45.83% 7
North West +11 30 £37,500 -52.38% 9
Maidenhead +17 28 £60,000 +14.28% 9
Scotland +33 26 £50,000 -48.71% 6
East of England +19 25 £60,000 +58.94% 1
Warwickshire -12 23 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Edinburgh +26 21 £50,000 -48.71% 5
Gloucester - 20 £53,750 - 7
Halifax - 20 - - 3
Wales -16 19 £42,500 -5.55%
East Midlands -18 19 £45,000 -10.00%
Cheshire - 19 £45,000 - 2
South Wales -22 18 £41,250 -8.33%
Guildford +26 17 £45,000 -30.76% 11
Hertfordshire +3 17 £60,000 +242.85%
Leicestershire -14 17 £45,000 -10.00%
Bristol +2 16 £62,500 +2.04% 2
Cheltenham +3 13 £45,000 +25.00% 4

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 480 (34.93%) Information Security
2 375 (27.29%) Finance
3 295 (21.47%) CISSP
4 280 (20.38%) Security Cleared
5 250 (18.20%) Linux
6 240 (17.47%) Windows
7 222 (16.16%) Degree
8 213 (15.50%) Firewall
9 196 (14.26%) SIEM
10 192 (13.97%) Agile Software Development
11 189 (13.76%) Banking
12 187 (13.61%) SQL
13 175 (12.74%) Java
14 172 (12.52%) SC Cleared
15 165 (12.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 162 (11.79%) Network Security
17 150 (10.92%) ITIL
18 147 (10.70%) Risk Management
19 142 (10.33%) Retail
20 132 (9.61%) CISM
21 131 (9.53%) Penetration Testing
21 131 (9.53%) Software Engineering
22 121 (8.81%) Python
22 121 (8.81%) Security Architecture
23 120 (8.73%) PCI DSS
23 120 (8.73%) CISA
24 118 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
25 117 (8.52%) Management Information System
26 109 (7.93%) Computer Science
27 105 (7.64%) Information Assurance

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 16 (1.16%) MS Exchange
2 15 (1.09%) WebSphere
3 11 (0.80%) IIS
4 10 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (0.66%) JBoss
6 6 (0.44%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.22%) Liferay
7 3 (0.22%) Node.js
8 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.15%) Apache
8 2 (0.15%) CMS
8 2 (0.15%) SAS
8 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.073%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.073%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.073%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.073%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.073%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 59 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.73%) MS Office
3 3 (0.22%) MS Project
3 3 (0.22%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.073%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 1 (0.073%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.02%) SaaS
2 13 (0.95%) PaaS
3 12 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.73%) IaaS
5 6 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.073%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 213 (15.50%) Firewall
2 162 (11.79%) Network Security
3 105 (7.64%) TCP/IP
4 65 (4.73%) Intrusion Detection
5 53 (3.86%) VPN
6 52 (3.78%) DNS
6 52 (3.78%) Internet
7 45 (3.28%) HTTP
8 37 (2.69%) WAN
8 37 (2.69%) Wireshark
9 34 (2.47%) MPLS
10 32 (2.33%) LDAP
11 31 (2.26%) DHCP
12 30 (2.18%) SAN
13 25 (1.82%) Wireless
14 24 (1.75%) tcpdump
15 21 (1.53%) Broadband
15 21 (1.53%) LAN
16 19 (1.38%) SMTP
16 19 (1.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (4.73%) SQL Server
2 60 (4.37%) MySQL
3 58 (4.22%) Big Data
4 43 (3.13%) Hadoop
5 14 (1.02%) NoSQL
6 11 (0.80%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.44%) Apache Hive
9 5 (0.36%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.36%) Apache Accumulo
10 4 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.22%) HBase
11 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.22%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.22%) Impala
11 3 (0.22%) TKPROF
12 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (1.97%) Jenkins
2 22 (1.60%) Selenium
3 19 (1.38%) Maven
3 19 (1.38%) JMeter
4 18 (1.31%) WebDriver
5 17 (1.24%) Eclipse
6 16 (1.16%) YourKit
7 13 (0.95%) JIRA
8 12 (0.87%) GDB
9 7 (0.51%) Mercurial
10 6 (0.44%) WinDbg
11 5 (0.36%) Git (software)
12 4 (0.29%) Subversion
13 3 (0.22%) NetBeans
13 3 (0.22%) JUnit
13 3 (0.22%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 2 (0.15%) Cucumber
14 2 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
15 1 (0.073%) GCC
General
1 375 (27.29%) Finance
2 189 (13.76%) Banking
3 142 (10.33%) Retail
4 89 (6.48%) Telecoms
5 55 (4.00%) Aerospace
5 55 (4.00%) General Ledger
6 44 (3.20%) Legal
7 33 (2.40%) Electronics
8 32 (2.33%) Marketing
9 21 (1.53%) Military
10 14 (1.02%) Law
10 14 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.95%) Advertising
12 10 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.66%) Games
14 8 (0.58%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.51%) French Language
15 7 (0.51%) German Language
16 6 (0.44%) Arabic Language
17 5 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 229 (16.67%) Consultant
2 219 (15.94%) Analyst
3 154 (11.21%) Security Consultant
4 146 (10.63%) Developer
5 125 (9.10%) Security Analyst
6 116 (8.44%) Architect
7 95 (6.91%) Security Manager
8 91 (6.62%) Security Engineer
9 74 (5.39%) Security Architect
10 68 (4.95%) Tester
11 61 (4.44%) Cyber Security Consultant
12 60 (4.37%) Software Engineer
13 49 (3.57%) Security Specialist
14 46 (3.35%) Cyber Security Analyst
15 43 (3.13%) Project Manager
15 43 (3.13%) Change Manager
15 43 (3.13%) Java Developer
16 37 (2.69%) Junior
17 36 (2.62%) Software Developer
17 36 (2.62%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (6.26%) HTML
2 62 (4.51%) .NET
2 62 (4.51%) Apache Flex
3 48 (3.49%) XML
4 38 (2.77%) CSS
5 31 (2.26%) Web Services
6 28 (2.04%) J2EE
6 28 (2.04%) jQuery
7 26 (1.89%) DHTML
7 26 (1.89%) XSLT
7 26 (1.89%) Spring
8 23 (1.67%) REST
9 21 (1.53%) Hibernate
9 21 (1.53%) Lucene
10 19 (1.38%) LAMP
11 18 (1.31%) Spring MVC
11 18 (1.31%) Spring Integration
12 17 (1.24%) HTML5
13 15 (1.09%) Regular Expression
14 12 (0.87%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 118 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (8.52%) Management Information System
3 109 (7.93%) Computer Science
4 65 (4.73%) Mathematics
5 59 (4.29%) Smartcard
6 57 (4.15%) Open Source
7 50 (3.64%) PKI
8 37 (2.69%) SCADA
9 32 (2.33%) CESG
10 24 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
11 23 (1.67%) Blackberry
12 22 (1.60%) Mobile App
13 19 (1.38%) DTV
14 15 (1.09%) Tandem
14 15 (1.09%) Biometrics
15 14 (1.02%) Client/Server
15 14 (1.02%) Cryptography
15 14 (1.02%) GIS
15 14 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
16 13 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 250 (18.20%) Linux
2 240 (17.47%) Windows
3 80 (5.82%) UNIX
4 28 (2.04%) Android
5 24 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (1.75%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (1.16%) Windows XP
7 16 (1.16%) Solaris
7 16 (1.16%) BlackBerry OS
8 15 (1.09%) Windows Vista
9 13 (0.95%) CentOS
10 10 (0.73%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.66%) AIX
12 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.36%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.22%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.15%) SUSE
16 1 (0.073%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (34.93%) Information Security
2 196 (14.26%) SIEM
3 192 (13.97%) Agile Software Development
4 150 (10.92%) ITIL
5 147 (10.70%) Risk Management
6 131 (9.53%) Penetration Testing
6 131 (9.53%) Software Engineering
7 121 (8.81%) Security Architecture
8 105 (7.64%) Information Assurance
9 88 (6.40%) Project Management
10 80 (5.82%) Continuous Improvement
11 77 (5.60%) Security Management
11 77 (5.60%) UML
11 77 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 76 (5.53%) Change Management
13 72 (5.24%) Business Development
14 62 (4.51%) Reverse Engineering
15 58 (4.22%) PRINCE2
15 58 (4.22%) Analytics
16 57 (4.15%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 187 (13.61%) SQL
2 175 (12.74%) Java
3 121 (8.81%) Python
4 101 (7.35%) C++
5 99 (7.21%) JavaScript
6 73 (5.31%) C
7 63 (4.59%) C#
8 45 (3.28%) Perl
9 42 (3.06%) PHP
10 38 (2.77%) Ruby
11 34 (2.47%) Bash Shell
12 18 (1.31%) PowerShell
13 11 (0.80%) XAML
14 8 (0.58%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.51%) Assembly Language
16 6 (0.44%) Scala
17 5 (0.36%) PL/SQL
18 4 (0.29%) Objective-C
18 4 (0.29%) Korn
19 3 (0.22%) Lua
Qualifications
1 295 (21.47%) CISSP
2 280 (20.38%) Security Cleared
3 222 (16.16%) Degree
4 172 (12.52%) SC Cleared
5 132 (9.61%) CISM
6 120 (8.73%) CISA
7 103 (7.50%) DV Cleared
8 70 (5.09%) Cisco Certification
9 60 (4.37%) GIAC
10 56 (4.08%) CCNA
11 44 (3.20%) CCNP
12 43 (3.13%) CEH
13 33 (2.40%) GCIH
13 33 (2.40%) CRISC
14 28 (2.04%) GCIA
15 27 (1.97%) VCP4
16 24 (1.75%) PCI QSA
17 17 (1.24%) ISEB
18 13 (0.95%) CISMP
19 12 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (12.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 120 (8.73%) PCI DSS
3 52 (3.78%) QA
4 43 (3.13%) COBIT
5 42 (3.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 29 (2.11%) SLA
7 18 (1.31%) ISO 9001
8 15 (1.09%) TickIT
9 11 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 10 (0.73%) JSP 440
11 9 (0.66%) BS7799
12 8 (0.58%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.36%) Data Quality
13 5 (0.36%) GPG13
13 5 (0.36%) Basel II
14 1 (0.073%) IEC 61508
14 1 (0.073%) ARP4754
System Software
1 40 (2.91%) Active Directory
2 39 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (2.55%) Snort
4 20 (1.46%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.58%) vSphere
6 7 (0.51%) Xen
7 4 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.29%) Docker
8 3 (0.22%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.15%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.15%) UAG
9 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.15%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.073%) SpamAssassin
10 1 (0.073%) LXC
10 1 (0.073%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.073%) XenServer
10 1 (0.073%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (0.66%) Tivoli
2 6 (0.44%) Puppet
3 4 (0.29%) Vagrant
3 4 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.15%) Nessus
6 1 (0.073%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.073%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.073%) Ambari
6 1 (0.073%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.073%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.073%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.073%) Ansible
Vendors
1 92 (6.70%) Oracle
2 72 (5.24%) Microsoft
3 68 (4.95%) Cisco
4 50 (3.64%) VMware
5 37 (2.69%) ArcSight
6 32 (2.33%) Juniper
7 24 (1.75%) CheckPoint
8 22 (1.60%) Sourcefire
9 18 (1.31%) Citrix
9 18 (1.31%) HP
10 14 (1.02%) SAP
10 14 (1.02%) Red Hat
11 11 (0.80%) Symantec
11 11 (0.80%) BT
11 11 (0.80%) LogRhythm
12 10 (0.73%) Splunk
12 10 (0.73%) McAfee
13 9 (0.66%) IBM
14 8 (0.58%) Sun
15 6 (0.44%) Remedy
Sevenoaks, Kent
Experis Ltd
Salary: £44000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 35 minutes ago
Hook, Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £85,000 to £100,000 per annum excellent benefits package and bonu
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum plus an excellent package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Superb Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits.
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 60,000 plus benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
set2recruit
Salary: From £75,000 to £95,000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Thales
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits plus benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Head Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £68000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday