Period
to 19 September 2017

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 6 months to 19 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1070 1054 1138
Rank change year-on-year -16 +84 +121
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 111 195 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.10% 0.079%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.070% 0.11% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 90 87 117
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -13.04%
10th Percentile £37,500 £21,550 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +14.46% +6.41% -29.09%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 159247 172880 193638
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.88% 89.13% 88.28%
Number of salaries quoted 125489 144219 159192
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Computer Security
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 19 September 2017.

Salary histogram for Computer Security in the UK

Computer Security
Top 13 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 6 months to 19 September 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
England -25 103 £55,000 +10.00% 5
London +36 71 £67,500 +12.50% 1
UK excluding London -41 39 £47,500 +14.46% 4
South East -5 18 £53,000 -17.19% 3
Midlands +35 10 £47,500 -20.83%
East Midlands +35 8 £47,500 +82.69%
Scotland -1 4 £43,500 +58.18%
East of England +8 3 £35,000 +21.74%
Isle of Man - 3 - -
West Midlands +16 2 - -
Yorkshire +10 1 £55,000 +10.00%
South West -10 1 £45,000 -5.26%
North of England -24 1 £55,000 +37.22% 1

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 63 (56.76%) Information Security
2 48 (43.24%) Degree
3 46 (41.44%) Windows
4 45 (40.54%) CISSP
5 42 (37.84%) Firewall
6 41 (36.94%) Linux
7 40 (36.04%) SIEM
8 38 (34.23%) Finance
9 37 (33.33%) Computer Science
10 36 (32.43%) Cybersecurity
11 35 (31.53%) Computer Science Degree
12 34 (30.63%) Management Information System
13 31 (27.93%) Unix
14 29 (26.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 27 (24.32%) Security Operations
16 26 (23.42%) CISM
17 25 (22.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 24 (21.62%) Amazon AWS
19 23 (20.72%) Penetration Testing
19 23 (20.72%) CEH
19 23 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
19 23 (20.72%) Risk Management
19 23 (20.72%) Active Directory
19 23 (20.72%) Python
19 23 (20.72%) CSIRT
20 21 (18.92%) Security Testing
20 21 (18.92%) Vulnerability Management
21 20 (18.02%) Malware Analysis
21 20 (18.02%) CheckPoint
21 20 (18.02%) GIAC

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 (7.21%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.90%) Apache
2 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.90%) IIS
2 1 (0.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 24 (21.62%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.91%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 8 (7.21%) Office 365
4 3 (2.70%) SaaS
5 2 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (37.84%) Firewall
2 16 (14.41%) Intrusion Detection
2 16 (14.41%) TCP/IP
3 10 (9.01%) DNS
3 10 (9.01%) Network Security
4 9 (8.11%) DHCP
5 3 (2.70%) Internet
5 3 (2.70%) Multicast
5 3 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (14.41%) Git (software)
2 13 (11.71%) Ant
2 13 (11.71%) Bitbucket
2 13 (11.71%) Gradle
2 13 (11.71%) Jenkins
2 13 (11.71%) Maven
2 13 (11.71%) TeamCity
3 11 (9.91%) Artifactory
4 5 (4.50%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (2.70%) Burp Suite
5 3 (2.70%) JIRA
5 3 (2.70%) Paros
5 3 (2.70%) Selenium
5 3 (2.70%) TestLink
5 3 (2.70%) TestRail
5 3 (2.70%) WebScarab
6 2 (1.80%) AppScan
6 2 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.80%) Grunt
General
1 38 (34.23%) Finance
2 9 (8.11%) Banking
3 7 (6.31%) Marketing
4 6 (5.41%) Legal
5 1 (0.90%) International Banking
5 1 (0.90%) Law
5 1 (0.90%) Military
5 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (26.13%) Analyst
2 23 (20.72%) Security Analyst
3 15 (13.51%) Information Analyst
3 15 (13.51%) Information Security Analyst
3 15 (13.51%) Security Manager
4 13 (11.71%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (10.81%) Consultant
6 11 (9.91%) Integration Engineer
6 11 (9.91%) Operational Security Manager
6 11 (9.91%) Operations Manager
6 11 (9.91%) Security Consultant
6 11 (9.91%) Security Operations Manager
7 9 (8.11%) Security Engineer
8 8 (7.21%) Check Point Analyst
8 8 (7.21%) Cisco Analyst
8 8 (7.21%) Cisco Security Analyst
8 8 (7.21%) Information Security Engineer
8 8 (7.21%) SOC Manager
9 7 (6.31%) Information Officer
9 7 (6.31%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.50%) CGI
1 5 (4.50%) HTML
1 5 (4.50%) XML
2 4 (3.60%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 37 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 34 (30.63%) Management Information System
3 17 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (11.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 13 (11.71%) Public Cloud
5 8 (7.21%) Reinsurance
6 7 (6.31%) Cyber Attack
6 7 (6.31%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (6.31%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (6.31%) PKI
7 6 (5.41%) BYOD
8 4 (3.60%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (2.70%) iPad
9 3 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.80%) Fintech
11 1 (0.90%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 46 (41.44%) Windows
2 41 (36.94%) Linux
3 31 (27.93%) Unix
4 3 (2.70%) Mac OS
4 3 (2.70%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.90%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.90%) HPUX
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (56.76%) Information Security
2 40 (36.04%) SIEM
3 36 (32.43%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (24.32%) Security Operations
5 25 (22.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 23 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (20.72%) Penetration Testing
6 23 (20.72%) Risk Management
7 21 (18.92%) Security Testing
7 21 (18.92%) Vulnerability Management
8 20 (18.02%) Malware Analysis
9 19 (17.12%) Migration
9 19 (17.12%) Open Source
10 16 (14.41%) Configuration Management
11 13 (11.71%) Business Continuity
11 13 (11.71%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (11.71%) DevOps
11 13 (11.71%) Identity Management
11 13 (11.71%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.72%) Python
2 16 (14.41%) Bash Shell
3 13 (11.71%) Ruby
4 12 (10.81%) Java
5 10 (9.01%) SQL
6 7 (6.31%) C#
6 7 (6.31%) Perl
7 6 (5.41%) PowerShell
8 5 (4.50%) C++
8 5 (4.50%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.70%) AppleScript
9 3 (2.70%) Groovy
9 3 (2.70%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.70%) PHP
9 3 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (43.24%) Degree
2 45 (40.54%) CISSP
3 35 (31.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 26 (23.42%) CISM
5 23 (20.72%) CEH
6 20 (18.02%) GIAC
7 17 (15.32%) SANS
8 16 (14.41%) GCIA
8 16 (14.41%) GCIH
9 14 (12.61%) CISA
10 6 (5.41%) GPEN
10 6 (5.41%) MCSE
10 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (2.70%) GSEC
12 2 (1.80%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (1.80%) GCED
12 2 (1.80%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (1.80%) Novell Certification
13 1 (0.90%) CREST Certified
13 1 (0.90%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (26.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (9.01%) NIST 800
3 7 (6.31%) GDPR
3 7 (6.31%) PCI DSS
4 4 (3.60%) QA
5 3 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (1.80%) COBIT
System Software
1 23 (20.72%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.71%) Docker
3 10 (9.01%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (20.72%) CSIRT
2 13 (11.71%) Ansible
2 13 (11.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 13 (11.71%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (11.71%) Puppet
2 13 (11.71%) Terraform
3 10 (9.01%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (8.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 6 (5.41%) FortiGate
5 6 (5.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (3.60%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 3 (2.70%) Nessus
8 2 (1.80%) FTK
8 2 (1.80%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.80%) Packer
Vendors
1 20 (18.02%) CheckPoint
2 19 (17.12%) Cisco
3 12 (10.81%) Microsoft
4 11 (9.91%) Blue Coat
5 10 (9.01%) Dell
5 10 (9.01%) FireEye
5 10 (9.01%) McAfee
6 9 (8.11%) Palo Alto
7 7 (6.31%) VMware
8 6 (5.41%) Fortinet
8 6 (5.41%) HP
9 5 (4.50%) AppSense
9 5 (4.50%) Brocade
9 5 (4.50%) LogRhythm
10 3 (2.70%) ArcSight
10 3 (2.70%) CyberArk
10 3 (2.70%) Forcepoint
10 3 (2.70%) Sophos
10 3 (2.70%) Tufin
11 2 (1.80%) Splunk