The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 781 861 929
Rank change year-on-year +80 +68  
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 99 107 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.12% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 84 39 43
Median salary £62,500 £47,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.57% +15.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,400 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £81,750 £67,500 £84,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Computer Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 77870 91765 96775
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.30% 88.79% 87.15%
Number of salaries quoted 64067 76274 78129
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Computer Security
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Computer Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Security in the UK

Computer Security
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Computer Security in the UK

Computer Security
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Security over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Computer Security in the UK

Computer Security
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Security within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +93 99 £62,500 +31.57% 7
London +137 84 £62,500 +19.04% 3
City of London +50 20 £57,500 +21.05% 2
South East +26 13 £42,500 -20.18% 1
Hampshire +8 10 £42,500 -
Fleet - 6 £42,500 -
West Midlands +15 2 £45,000 +12.50%
Hereford - 2 £45,000 -
Herefordshire - 2 £45,000 -
Farnborough - 2 £33,500 -
Surrey +53 1 - -
Kent +15 1 £50,000 -21.87%
Tunbridge Wells +10 1 £50,000 -21.87%
Berkshire - 1 £70,000 -
Guildford - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 with a requirement for Computer Security.

1 108 (70.59%) Information Security
2 81 (52.94%) Linux
3 74 (48.37%) CISSP
4 72 (47.06%) Windows
5 71 (46.41%) Cybersecurity
6 67 (43.79%) CISM
7 66 (43.14%) Intrusion Detection
8 60 (39.22%) Firewall
9 57 (37.25%) Finance
10 53 (34.64%) Unix
10 53 (34.64%) GCIA
10 53 (34.64%) GCIH
10 53 (34.64%) SANS
11 49 (32.03%) CSIRT
12 43 (28.10%) Security Operations
13 42 (27.45%) SIEM
14 41 (26.80%) Malware Analysis
15 39 (25.49%) Management Information System
16 37 (24.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 37 (24.18%) Kalman Filter
17 36 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
17 36 (23.53%) GIAC
18 35 (22.88%) Stakeholder Management
18 35 (22.88%) TCP/IP
19 33 (21.57%) Network Security
20 32 (20.92%) Incident Management
21 31 (20.26%) Computer Science
21 31 (20.26%) CEH
22 30 (19.61%) Degree
22 30 (19.61%) SQL

Computer Security
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (5.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (2.61%) Apache
3 3 (1.96%) nginx
3 3 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.31%) lighttpd
4 2 (1.31%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 3 (1.96%) IBM Cloud
3 3 (1.96%) SoftLayer
4 2 (1.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.31%) Office 365
4 2 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.65%) Route 53
5 1 (0.65%) SaaS
5 1 (0.65%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 66 (43.14%) Intrusion Detection
2 60 (39.22%) Firewall
3 35 (22.88%) TCP/IP
4 33 (21.57%) Network Security
5 9 (5.88%) DNS
5 9 (5.88%) VPN
6 7 (4.58%) SSL
7 5 (3.27%) Internet
7 5 (3.27%) IPsec
7 5 (3.27%) SNMP
8 4 (2.61%) HSRP
9 3 (1.96%) Broadband
9 3 (1.96%) Wireless
10 2 (1.31%) ADSL
10 2 (1.31%) DHCP
10 2 (1.31%) Intranet
10 2 (1.31%) ISDN
10 2 (1.31%) LAN
10 2 (1.31%) PSTN
10 2 (1.31%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.96%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.31%) MySQL
3 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (7.19%) Git (software)
1 11 (7.19%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.88%) Bitbucket
3 7 (4.58%) Ant
3 7 (4.58%) Artifactory
3 7 (4.58%) Gradle
3 7 (4.58%) Maven
3 7 (4.58%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.96%) IDA Disassembler
5 2 (1.31%) Metasploit
5 2 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.31%) Subversion
6 1 (0.65%) AppScan
6 1 (0.65%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.65%) OllyDbg
6 1 (0.65%) Paros
6 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.65%) WebScarab
6 1 (0.65%) WinDbg
General
1 57 (37.25%) Finance
2 26 (16.99%) Legal
3 14 (9.15%) Banking
4 6 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.31%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.31%) Electronics
6 2 (1.31%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 73 (47.71%) Analyst
2 41 (26.80%) Security Analyst
3 33 (21.57%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 23 (15.03%) Malware Analyst
4 23 (15.03%) Monitoring Analyst
5 18 (11.76%) Security Engineer
6 13 (8.50%) Team Leader
7 12 (7.84%) Vulnerability Analyst
8 9 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (5.88%) Information Analyst
8 9 (5.88%) Information Security Analyst
8 9 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
8 9 (5.88%) SOC Analyst
9 8 (5.23%) Architect
9 8 (5.23%) Oracle Architect
9 8 (5.23%) Security Architect
10 7 (4.58%) Consultant
11 5 (3.27%) Operations Manager
11 5 (3.27%) Security Consultant
11 5 (3.27%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.92%) Web Services
2 2 (1.31%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.31%) LAMP
3 1 (0.65%) .NET
3 1 (0.65%) CGI
3 1 (0.65%) Grails
3 1 (0.65%) HTML
3 1 (0.65%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.65%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (0.65%) Node.js
3 1 (0.65%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.65%) SAML
3 1 (0.65%) Sensu
3 1 (0.65%) Spring
3 1 (0.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (25.49%) Management Information System
2 31 (20.26%) Computer Science
3 21 (13.73%) Security Operations Centre
4 10 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (6.54%) Cyber Attack
5 9 (5.88%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.61%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (2.61%) PKI
7 3 (1.96%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.31%) BYOD
8 2 (1.31%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (1.31%) Derivative
8 2 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.31%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.31%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.65%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.65%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 81 (52.94%) Linux
2 72 (47.06%) Windows
3 53 (34.64%) Unix
4 5 (3.27%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.96%) Solaris
5 3 (1.96%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.31%) Android
6 2 (1.31%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.31%) Debian
6 2 (1.31%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.31%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.65%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.65%) HPUX
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (70.59%) Information Security
2 71 (46.41%) Cybersecurity
3 43 (28.10%) Security Operations
4 42 (27.45%) SIEM
5 41 (26.80%) Malware Analysis
6 37 (24.18%) Kalman Filter
6 37 (24.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 36 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
8 35 (22.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (20.92%) Incident Management
10 29 (18.95%) Attack Monitoring
11 27 (17.65%) Security Monitoring
12 25 (16.34%) Risk Management
13 24 (15.69%) Malware Detection/Protection
14 23 (15.03%) Network Design
14 23 (15.03%) Threat Detection
15 22 (14.38%) Computer Forensics
16 21 (13.73%) E-Discovery
16 21 (13.73%) Forensic Analysis
16 21 (13.73%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (19.61%) SQL
2 24 (15.69%) Python
3 13 (8.50%) Bash Shell
4 11 (7.19%) Ruby
5 9 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.27%) C++
7 4 (2.61%) C#
8 3 (1.96%) Perl
9 2 (1.31%) C
9 2 (1.31%) Java
10 1 (0.65%) AWK
10 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.65%) PHP
10 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (48.37%) CISSP
2 67 (43.79%) CISM
3 53 (34.64%) GCIA
3 53 (34.64%) GCIH
3 53 (34.64%) SANS
4 36 (23.53%) GIAC
5 31 (20.26%) CEH
6 30 (19.61%) Degree
7 22 (14.38%) Network+ Certification
8 21 (13.73%) CNA
8 21 (13.73%) GCED
8 21 (13.73%) GSEC
8 21 (13.73%) Novell Certification
9 11 (7.19%) Security Cleared
10 10 (6.54%) CISA
11 5 (3.27%) SC Cleared
12 4 (2.61%) GPEN
13 3 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (1.31%) CCNP
14 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.92%) COBIT
2 6 (3.92%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.61%) FISMA
4 2 (1.31%) SLA
5 1 (0.65%) GDPR
5 1 (0.65%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 12 (7.84%) Docker
2 8 (5.23%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.96%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.31%) PowerDNS
5 2 (1.31%) QEMU
5 2 (1.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (32.03%) CSIRT
2 29 (18.95%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 26 (16.99%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 13 (8.50%) Puppet
5 12 (7.84%) Ansible
6 10 (6.54%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (6.54%) Terraform
7 9 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (2.61%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 3 (1.96%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.31%) EnCase
10 2 (1.31%) FTK
10 2 (1.31%) Kubernetes
10 2 (1.31%) Mesos
10 2 (1.31%) rkt
10 2 (1.31%) Salt
11 1 (0.65%) Graphite
11 1 (0.65%) logstash
11 1 (0.65%) Packer
11 1 (0.65%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 23 (15.03%) Sun
2 11 (7.19%) Cisco
3 9 (5.88%) CheckPoint
3 9 (5.88%) IBM
3 9 (5.88%) Intel Security
3 9 (5.88%) Oracle
4 8 (5.23%) Blue Coat
4 8 (5.23%) Dell
4 8 (5.23%) FireEye
5 6 (3.92%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.92%) Splunk
6 4 (2.61%) VMware
7 2 (1.31%) ArcSight
7 2 (1.31%) Cyberoam
7 2 (1.31%) F5
7 2 (1.31%) Intel
7 2 (1.31%) SaltStack
7 2 (1.31%) SAP
8 1 (0.65%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.65%) Palo Alto
Isle of Man
Search and Select Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £50000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum (Depending on Location/Experience)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £65,000 to £90,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Workington, Cumbria
Energus
Salary: £23,500 per annum Circa (Dependent on Experience)
Posted: 17 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: £32,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 10 days ago