Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1024 1078 1175
Rank change year-on-year +54 +97 +78
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 153 196 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.097% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.096% 0.11% 0.076%
Number of salaries quoted 124 78 100
UK median annual salary £61,250 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.50% +5.26% -17.39%
10th Percentile £42,500 £23,325 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,125 £85,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -27.27%

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 159516 179421 194215
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.78% 88.90% 87.88%
Number of salaries quoted 127716 149365 157836
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
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 26 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Computer Security in the UK

Computer Security
Top 9 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 26 July 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 +30 146 £61,250 +22.50% 8
London +132 115 £65,000 +23.81% 3
UK excluding London -23 37 £47,500 +11.76% 6
South East +7 23 £51,500 -14.17% 2
Midlands +41 8 £47,500 +37.68%
East Midlands +37 5 £47,500 +82.69%
West Midlands +37 3 £45,000 +12.50%
Scotland +17 3 - - 1
Isle of Man - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 104 (67.97%) Information Security
2 80 (52.29%) CISSP
3 76 (49.67%) Linux
4 67 (43.79%) Windows
5 66 (43.14%) Cybersecurity
6 63 (41.18%) CISM
7 61 (39.87%) Firewall
8 58 (37.91%) Finance
9 56 (36.60%) Unix
10 53 (34.64%) SIEM
11 52 (33.99%) Intrusion Detection
12 46 (30.07%) Security Operations
12 46 (30.07%) CSIRT
13 45 (29.41%) SANS
14 44 (28.76%) GCIH
15 43 (28.10%) GCIA
16 42 (27.45%) Management Information System
17 40 (26.14%) Degree
18 38 (24.84%) Vulnerability Management
19 37 (24.18%) Computer Science
19 37 (24.18%) Malware Analysis
20 35 (22.88%) Kalman Filter
20 35 (22.88%) CEH
21 34 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 33 (21.57%) Stakeholder Management
23 31 (20.26%) Computer Science Degree
24 30 (19.61%) GIAC
25 29 (18.95%) Risk Management
26 28 (18.30%) Python
27 27 (17.65%) Amazon AWS

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%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.96%) Apache
4 2 (1.31%) IIS
4 2 (1.31%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.65%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 27 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (9.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 8 (5.23%) Office 365
4 2 (1.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.31%) SaaS
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%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.65%) Route 53
5 1 (0.65%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.65%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 61 (39.87%) Firewall
2 52 (33.99%) Intrusion Detection
3 26 (16.99%) Network Security
4 22 (14.38%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.61%) DNS
5 4 (2.61%) SSL
6 3 (1.96%) IPsec
6 3 (1.96%) SNMP
7 2 (1.31%) BGP-4
7 2 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.31%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.31%) DMVPN
7 2 (1.31%) HSRP
7 2 (1.31%) Intranet
7 2 (1.31%) IPv6
7 2 (1.31%) MPLS
7 2 (1.31%) OSPF
7 2 (1.31%) VPN
7 2 (1.31%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.31%) MySQL
2 2 (1.31%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 17 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 15 (9.80%) Bitbucket
3 13 (8.50%) Ant
3 13 (8.50%) Gradle
3 13 (8.50%) Maven
3 13 (8.50%) TeamCity
4 12 (7.84%) Artifactory
5 4 (2.61%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.31%) Burp Suite
6 2 (1.31%) Paros
6 2 (1.31%) WebScarab
7 1 (0.65%) AppScan
7 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.65%) Grunt
7 1 (0.65%) JIRA
7 1 (0.65%) Selenium
7 1 (0.65%) TestLink
7 1 (0.65%) TestRail
7 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
General
1 58 (37.91%) Finance
2 23 (15.03%) Legal
3 17 (11.11%) Banking
4 4 (2.61%) Marketing
5 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 65 (42.48%) Analyst
2 39 (25.49%) Security Analyst
3 27 (17.65%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 18 (11.76%) Malware Analyst
4 18 (11.76%) Monitoring Analyst
5 17 (11.11%) Security Engineer
6 15 (9.80%) DevOps Engineer
7 14 (9.15%) Information Analyst
7 14 (9.15%) Information Security Analyst
7 14 (9.15%) Integration Engineer
7 14 (9.15%) Team Leader
8 13 (8.50%) Security Manager
9 10 (6.54%) Operational Security Manager
9 10 (6.54%) Operations Manager
9 10 (6.54%) Security Operations Manager
10 8 (5.23%) Consultant
10 8 (5.23%) Information Security Engineer
10 8 (5.23%) Security Consultant
11 7 (4.58%) SOC Analyst
11 7 (4.58%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.92%) Web Services
2 2 (1.31%) .NET
2 2 (1.31%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.31%) CGI
2 2 (1.31%) HTML
2 2 (1.31%) LAMP
2 2 (1.31%) XML
3 1 (0.65%) Grails
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
Miscellaneous
1 42 (27.45%) Management Information System
2 37 (24.18%) Computer Science
3 17 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
4 16 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (9.80%) Public Cloud
6 12 (7.84%) Cyber Attack
7 10 (6.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (5.88%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (5.23%) PKI
10 6 (3.92%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (2.61%) BYOD
11 4 (2.61%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (1.96%) Reinsurance
13 2 (1.31%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 2 (1.31%) Data Centre
13 2 (1.31%) Driving Licence
14 1 (0.65%) Cyber Defence
14 1 (0.65%) Fintech
14 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
14 1 (0.65%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 76 (49.67%) Linux
2 67 (43.79%) Windows
3 56 (36.60%) Unix
4 2 (1.31%) FreeBSD
4 2 (1.31%) HPUX
4 2 (1.31%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.31%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.65%) Solaris
5 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (67.97%) Information Security
2 66 (43.14%) Cybersecurity
3 53 (34.64%) SIEM
4 46 (30.07%) Security Operations
5 38 (24.84%) Vulnerability Management
6 37 (24.18%) Malware Analysis
7 35 (22.88%) Kalman Filter
8 34 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 33 (21.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (18.95%) Risk Management
11 25 (16.34%) Attack Monitoring
11 25 (16.34%) Incident Management
12 23 (15.03%) Penetration Testing
13 22 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (14.38%) Security Monitoring
14 20 (13.07%) Migration
15 19 (12.42%) Open Source
15 19 (12.42%) Threat Detection
16 18 (11.76%) Security Testing
17 17 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.30%) Python
2 26 (16.99%) SQL
3 19 (12.42%) Bash Shell
4 17 (11.11%) Ruby
5 10 (6.54%) PowerShell
6 8 (5.23%) Java
7 6 (3.92%) Perl
8 5 (3.27%) C#
9 3 (1.96%) PHP
10 2 (1.31%) AppleScript
10 2 (1.31%) C++
10 2 (1.31%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.31%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.31%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.65%) AWK
11 1 (0.65%) C
11 1 (0.65%) Groovy
11 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 80 (52.29%) CISSP
2 63 (41.18%) CISM
3 45 (29.41%) SANS
4 44 (28.76%) GCIH
5 43 (28.10%) GCIA
6 40 (26.14%) Degree
7 35 (22.88%) CEH
8 31 (20.26%) Computer Science Degree
9 30 (19.61%) GIAC
10 17 (11.11%) CISA
11 16 (10.46%) GCED
11 16 (10.46%) GSEC
12 15 (9.80%) CNA
12 15 (9.80%) Network+ Certification
12 15 (9.80%) Novell Certification
13 5 (3.27%) GPEN
14 4 (2.61%) Security Cleared
15 3 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (1.96%) GREM
15 3 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (6.54%) NIST 800
3 8 (5.23%) PCI DSS
4 6 (3.92%) COBIT
5 5 (3.27%) GDPR
6 2 (1.31%) FISMA
7 1 (0.65%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 16 (10.46%) Docker
2 15 (9.80%) Active Directory
3 9 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 46 (30.07%) CSIRT
2 25 (16.34%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 23 (15.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 17 (11.11%) Puppet
5 16 (10.46%) Ansible
5 16 (10.46%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (10.46%) Terraform
6 9 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (3.92%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 5 (3.27%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.31%) EnCase
9 2 (1.31%) FTK
9 2 (1.31%) Nessus
9 2 (1.31%) Packer
10 1 (0.65%) Graphite
10 1 (0.65%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.65%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.65%) logstash
10 1 (0.65%) Nagios
10 1 (0.65%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (12.42%) Cisco
2 17 (11.11%) CheckPoint
2 17 (11.11%) Sun
3 9 (5.88%) Blue Coat
3 9 (5.88%) Dell
3 9 (5.88%) FireEye
3 9 (5.88%) McAfee
4 8 (5.23%) Palo Alto
5 7 (4.58%) VMware
6 5 (3.27%) Fortinet
6 5 (3.27%) IBM
6 5 (3.27%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.27%) Oracle
7 4 (2.61%) AppSense
7 4 (2.61%) Brocade
7 4 (2.61%) LogRhythm
7 4 (2.61%) Splunk
8 3 (1.96%) ArcSight
8 3 (1.96%) CyberArk
8 3 (1.96%) Forcepoint
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
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Salary: Exceptional Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
East London
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Salary: From £80,000 to £120,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 8 days ago
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Salary: Addtional Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
North West London
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Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per year
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