Period
to 23 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Computer Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Security over the 6 months to 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1042 1060 1114
Rank change year-on-year +18 +54 +111
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 107 164 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.065% 0.092% 0.075%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.072% 0.10% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 88 76 118
England median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.00% - -9.09%
10th Percentile £37,500 £21,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,175 £81,250 £98,625
UK median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.00% - -9.09%

Computer Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 148085 159706 182173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.95% 89.25% 88.56%
Number of salaries quoted 117426 134200 151397
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

Computer Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Computer Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Security in England

Computer Security
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Computer Security in England.

Salary trend for Computer Security in England

Computer Security
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Security in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Computer Security in England

Computer Security
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Security within the England region over the 6 months to 23 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +15 71 £67,500 +22.73% 1
South East -1 20 £53,000 +51.43% 2
Midlands +24 10 £47,500 -20.83%
East Midlands +42 8 £47,500 -
East of England +1 3 £35,000 +21.74%
West Midlands -1 2 - -
Yorkshire +18 1 £55,000 +10.00%
South West +14 1 £45,000 -20.00% 1
North of England +1 1 £55,000 +41.03%
Computer Security
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, IT jobs citing Computer Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Security.

1 65 (60.75%) Information Security
2 52 (48.60%) Firewall
2 52 (48.60%) Windows
3 47 (43.93%) Linux
4 46 (42.99%) CISSP
5 43 (40.19%) Degree
5 43 (40.19%) Cybersecurity
6 38 (35.51%) SIEM
7 36 (33.64%) Finance
8 32 (29.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 31 (28.97%) Computer Science
9 31 (28.97%) Unix
10 30 (28.04%) GIAC
10 30 (28.04%) Computer Science Degree
11 27 (25.23%) CISM
12 26 (24.30%) Management Information System
13 25 (23.36%) Active Directory
14 24 (22.43%) CheckPoint
14 24 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (22.43%) CSIRT
14 24 (22.43%) SANS
15 23 (21.50%) GCIA
15 23 (21.50%) Cisco
15 23 (21.50%) Amazon AWS
15 23 (21.50%) Vulnerability Management
16 22 (20.56%) Python
16 22 (20.56%) GCIH
17 20 (18.69%) Security Testing
18 19 (17.76%) TCP/IP
18 19 (17.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System

Computer Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (7.48%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.93%) Apache
2 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.93%) IIS
2 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 23 (21.50%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (8.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 8 (7.48%) Office 365
4 4 (3.74%) SaaS
5 2 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.93%) IaaS
6 1 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (48.60%) Firewall
2 19 (17.76%) TCP/IP
3 17 (15.89%) Network Security
4 15 (14.02%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (10.28%) DNS
6 9 (8.41%) DHCP
7 5 (4.67%) Internet
7 5 (4.67%) Wireless
8 3 (2.80%) Multicast
9 1 (0.93%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) Big Data
2 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (10.28%) Ant
1 11 (10.28%) Bitbucket
1 11 (10.28%) Git (software)
1 11 (10.28%) Gradle
1 11 (10.28%) Jenkins
1 11 (10.28%) Maven
1 11 (10.28%) TeamCity
2 9 (8.41%) Artifactory
3 5 (4.67%) Burp Suite
4 4 (3.74%) JIRA
4 4 (3.74%) TestLink
4 4 (3.74%) TestRail
5 3 (2.80%) Paros
5 3 (2.80%) Selenium
5 3 (2.80%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (2.80%) WebScarab
6 2 (1.87%) AppScan
6 2 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.87%) Grunt
6 2 (1.87%) Metasploit
General
1 36 (33.64%) Finance
2 7 (6.54%) Marketing
3 5 (4.67%) Banking
3 5 (4.67%) Legal
4 1 (0.93%) International Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Law
4 1 (0.93%) Military
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (28.04%) Analyst
2 21 (19.63%) Security Analyst
3 17 (15.89%) Information Analyst
3 17 (15.89%) Information Security Analyst
4 14 (13.08%) Consultant
5 12 (11.21%) Check Point Analyst
5 12 (11.21%) Cisco Analyst
5 12 (11.21%) Cisco Security Analyst
6 11 (10.28%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (10.28%) Security Manager
7 10 (9.35%) Security Consultant
8 9 (8.41%) Integration Engineer
8 9 (8.41%) Security Engineer
8 9 (8.41%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (7.48%) Incident Analyst
9 8 (7.48%) Information Security Engineer
9 8 (7.48%) Senior Incident Analyst
10 7 (6.54%) Information Security Officer
10 7 (6.54%) Operational Security Manager
10 7 (6.54%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.61%) HTML
2 5 (4.67%) CGI
2 5 (4.67%) XML
3 4 (3.74%) .NET
4 1 (0.93%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 31 (28.97%) Computer Science
2 26 (24.30%) Management Information System
3 18 (16.82%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (11.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 12 (11.21%) Reinsurance
5 11 (10.28%) Public Cloud
6 7 (6.54%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (6.54%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (6.54%) PKI
7 5 (4.67%) BYOD
7 5 (4.67%) Cyber Attack
8 4 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (2.80%) iPad
9 3 (2.80%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.87%) Fintech
10 2 (1.87%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.93%) Blog
11 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.93%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 52 (48.60%) Windows
2 47 (43.93%) Linux
3 31 (28.97%) Unix
4 3 (2.80%) Android
4 3 (2.80%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.87%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.93%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.93%) HPUX
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (60.75%) Information Security
2 43 (40.19%) Cybersecurity
3 38 (35.51%) SIEM
4 24 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (21.50%) Vulnerability Management
6 20 (18.69%) Security Testing
7 18 (16.82%) Malware Analysis
7 18 (16.82%) Penetration Testing
7 18 (16.82%) Security Operations
8 17 (15.89%) Migration
8 17 (15.89%) Open Source
8 17 (15.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 17 (15.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 16 (14.95%) Threat Intelligence
10 14 (13.08%) Configuration Management
10 14 (13.08%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 14 (13.08%) Information Assurance
10 14 (13.08%) Risk Management
10 14 (13.08%) Use Case
11 13 (12.15%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.56%) Python
2 13 (12.15%) Bash Shell
2 13 (12.15%) Java
2 13 (12.15%) Ruby
3 11 (10.28%) SQL
4 9 (8.41%) C++
5 7 (6.54%) C#
6 6 (5.61%) C
6 6 (5.61%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.67%) Perl
8 4 (3.74%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.80%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 46 (42.99%) CISSP
2 43 (40.19%) Degree
3 30 (28.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (28.04%) GIAC
4 27 (25.23%) CISM
5 24 (22.43%) SANS
6 23 (21.50%) GCIA
7 22 (20.56%) GCIH
8 18 (16.82%) CEH
9 13 (12.15%) CISA
10 8 (7.48%) Network+ Certification
10 8 (7.48%) Novell Certification
11 6 (5.61%) MCSE
11 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (4.67%) GPEN
13 4 (3.74%) CREST Certified
14 3 (2.80%) SC Cleared
14 3 (2.80%) Security Cleared
15 2 (1.87%) CESG Certified Professional
16 1 (0.93%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (29.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (13.08%) NIST 800
3 8 (7.48%) GDPR
4 7 (6.54%) PCI DSS
5 4 (3.74%) QA
6 3 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 25 (23.36%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.08%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (10.28%) Docker
4 5 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (22.43%) CSIRT
2 19 (17.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 14 (13.08%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (10.28%) Ansible
4 11 (10.28%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (10.28%) Puppet
4 11 (10.28%) Terraform
5 6 (5.61%) FortiGate
5 6 (5.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (4.67%) Nessus
7 2 (1.87%) FTK
7 2 (1.87%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.87%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.87%) Nmap
7 2 (1.87%) Packer
Vendors
1 24 (22.43%) CheckPoint
2 23 (21.50%) Cisco
3 15 (14.02%) Blue Coat
4 14 (13.08%) Dell
4 14 (13.08%) FireEye
4 14 (13.08%) McAfee
5 13 (12.15%) Microsoft
6 9 (8.41%) Palo Alto
7 7 (6.54%) VMware
8 6 (5.61%) Fortinet
8 6 (5.61%) HP
9 5 (4.67%) AppSense
9 5 (4.67%) Brocade
9 5 (4.67%) LogRhythm
9 5 (4.67%) Sophos
9 5 (4.67%) Sun
10 3 (2.80%) ArcSight
10 3 (2.80%) Atlassian
10 3 (2.80%) CyberArk
10 3 (2.80%) Forcepoint