Period
to 23 May 2018

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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1086 1002 1090
Rank change year-on-year -84 +88 +101
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 97 164 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.097% 0.090%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.062% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 55 130 70
UK median annual salary £46,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.33% +14.29% +28.05%
10th Percentile £33,300 £37,500 £33,075
90th Percentile £75,000 £86,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%

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 156,179 153,171 180,630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.87% 90.54% 89.99%
Number of salaries quoted 125,708 125,548 150,184
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 23 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Computer Security in the UK

Computer Security
Top 12 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 23 May 2018. 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 -72 90 £46,000 -23.33% 7
UK excluding London -6 66 £40,000 -5.88% 6
London -104 27 £62,500 -3.85% 1
East of England +13 26 £40,000 -5.88%
South West -11 12 £46,000 +15.00% 1
North of England +6 11 £40,000 +86.05% 2
South East -27 10 £60,000 +41.18% 2
Yorkshire +35 7 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Scotland - 7 £75,000 -
North West +6 4 £40,000 +86.05% 1
Midlands +15 1 - - 1
West Midlands +12 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, IT jobs citing Computer Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Computer Security.

1 53 (54.64%) Firewall
2 49 (50.52%) Cybersecurity
3 42 (43.30%) SIEM
4 39 (40.21%) Information Security
5 38 (39.18%) Windows
6 33 (34.02%) CISSP
6 33 (34.02%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (31.96%) Management Information System
7 31 (31.96%) Intrusion Detection
8 30 (30.93%) Finance
9 29 (29.90%) Microsoft
10 27 (27.84%) Analytical Skills
11 26 (26.80%) Security Operations
11 26 (26.80%) Data Loss Prevention
11 26 (26.80%) Event Correlation
11 26 (26.80%) Linux
11 26 (26.80%) Splunk
12 25 (25.77%) Wireshark
12 25 (25.77%) Python
13 24 (24.74%) SANS
14 22 (22.68%) Kalman Filter
14 22 (22.68%) Risk Management
14 22 (22.68%) Cisco Certification
15 21 (21.65%) Computer Science
15 21 (21.65%) Degree
15 21 (21.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 21 (21.65%) Analytics
16 20 (20.62%) Cyber Kill Chain
17 19 (19.59%) Network Security
17 19 (19.59%) Microsoft Certification

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 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.06%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 2 (2.06%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.03%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.03%) Office 365
2 1 (1.03%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 53 (54.64%) Firewall
2 31 (31.96%) Intrusion Detection
3 25 (25.77%) Wireshark
4 19 (19.59%) Network Security
5 18 (18.56%) TCP/IP
6 11 (11.34%) DNS
7 10 (10.31%) SMTP
8 8 (8.25%) Internet
9 5 (5.15%) HTTP
9 5 (5.15%) WAN
10 4 (4.12%) FTP
10 4 (4.12%) LAN
10 4 (4.12%) Wireless
11 2 (2.06%) IPsec
11 2 (2.06%) Skype
11 2 (2.06%) SSL
11 2 (2.06%) VPN
12 1 (1.03%) IP Telephony
12 1 (1.03%) MPLS
12 1 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.19%) Big Data
2 3 (3.09%) Blockchain
2 3 (3.09%) Data Mining
2 3 (3.09%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.06%) GIS
3 2 (2.06%) MySQL
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (7.22%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.15%) IDA Disassembler
2 5 (5.15%) OllyDbg
2 5 (5.15%) WinDbg
3 2 (2.06%) Ant
3 2 (2.06%) Artifactory
3 2 (2.06%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.06%) Gradle
3 2 (2.06%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.06%) Maven
3 2 (2.06%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (30.93%) Finance
2 8 (8.25%) Legal
2 8 (8.25%) Retail
3 5 (5.15%) Law
4 3 (3.09%) Banking
4 3 (3.09%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.09%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.09%) Military
5 2 (2.06%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.03%) Games
6 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (39.18%) Analyst
2 25 (25.77%) Security Analyst
3 17 (17.53%) SOC Analyst
4 14 (14.43%) Operations Analyst
4 14 (14.43%) Security Operations Analyst
5 11 (11.34%) Security Manager
6 10 (10.31%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (9.28%) Senior Security Analyst
8 8 (8.25%) Application Security Analyst
8 8 (8.25%) Firewall Analyst
8 8 (8.25%) SIEM Analyst
8 8 (8.25%) Web Analyst
8 8 (8.25%) Web Applications Analyst
9 7 (7.22%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 7 (7.22%) Operational Security Manager
9 7 (7.22%) Operations Manager
9 7 (7.22%) Security Operations Manager
10 6 (6.19%) IT Manager
10 6 (6.19%) IT Security Manager
10 6 (6.19%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.22%) HTML
2 5 (5.15%) Node.js
2 5 (5.15%) Regular Expression
3 2 (2.06%) .NET
3 2 (2.06%) Apache Flex
3 2 (2.06%) Web Services
4 1 (1.03%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.03%) CSS
4 1 (1.03%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 31 (31.96%) Management Information System
2 27 (27.84%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (21.65%) Computer Science
4 20 (20.62%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 10 (10.31%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (8.25%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (7.22%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (5.15%) Blog
9 4 (4.12%) Mobile App
10 3 (3.09%) Data Centre
10 3 (3.09%) Data Structures
10 3 (3.09%) Mainframe
11 2 (2.06%) Fintech
11 2 (2.06%) Public Cloud
12 1 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (1.03%) PKI
12 1 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (39.18%) Windows
2 26 (26.80%) Linux
3 8 (8.25%) Unix
4 5 (5.15%) Android
4 5 (5.15%) Apple iOS
4 5 (5.15%) Mac OS X
4 5 (5.15%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (3.09%) VMS
6 2 (2.06%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.03%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.03%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (50.52%) Cybersecurity
2 42 (43.30%) SIEM
3 39 (40.21%) Information Security
4 33 (34.02%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (26.80%) Data Loss Prevention
5 26 (26.80%) Event Correlation
5 26 (26.80%) Security Operations
6 22 (22.68%) Kalman Filter
6 22 (22.68%) Risk Management
7 21 (21.65%) Analytics
7 21 (21.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 19 (19.59%) Security Management
9 15 (15.46%) Trend Analysis
9 15 (15.46%) Web Filtering
10 14 (14.43%) ITIL
10 14 (14.43%) Security Architecture
10 14 (14.43%) Threat Intelligence
11 13 (13.40%) Malware Reverse Engineering
11 13 (13.40%) Reverse Engineering
12 12 (12.37%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.77%) Python
2 14 (14.43%) C++
3 11 (11.34%) Bash Shell
3 11 (11.34%) JavaScript
4 10 (10.31%) C
4 10 (10.31%) Perl
4 10 (10.31%) PowerShell
5 8 (8.25%) Java
6 6 (6.19%) PHP
6 6 (6.19%) Ruby
6 6 (6.19%) SQL
7 5 (5.15%) Assembly Language
7 5 (5.15%) C#
8 2 (2.06%) Scala
8 2 (2.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (34.02%) CISSP
2 24 (24.74%) SANS
3 22 (22.68%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (21.65%) Degree
5 19 (19.59%) CCNP
5 19 (19.59%) MCSE
5 19 (19.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (18.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 18 (18.56%) CCSP
6 18 (18.56%) CSSLP
6 18 (18.56%) GCWN
6 18 (18.56%) ISSAP
6 18 (18.56%) ISSEP
6 18 (18.56%) RHCA
6 18 (18.56%) RHCE
6 18 (18.56%) SSCP
7 17 (17.53%) GCIH
8 14 (14.43%) VCAP
8 14 (14.43%) VCDX
8 14 (14.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (9.28%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.12%) NIST 800
4 3 (3.09%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (2.06%) GDPR
6 1 (1.03%) COBIT
6 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.06%) Docker
3 2 (2.06%) iptables
3 2 (2.06%) Samba
4 1 (1.03%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.03%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 16 (16.49%) RSA Security Analytics
2 8 (8.25%) CSIRT
3 5 (5.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (3.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (2.06%) Ansible
5 2 (2.06%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.06%) Puppet
5 2 (2.06%) SCCM
5 2 (2.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.06%) Terraform
6 1 (1.03%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (1.03%) Nessus
6 1 (1.03%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 29 (29.90%) Microsoft
2 26 (26.80%) Splunk
3 19 (19.59%) Cisco
4 18 (18.56%) Red Hat
4 18 (18.56%) VMware
5 16 (16.49%) Symantec
6 5 (5.15%) Sophos
7 4 (4.12%) Capita
7 4 (4.12%) Sun
8 2 (2.06%) Cloudera
8 2 (2.06%) McAfee
9 1 (1.03%) Acunetix
9 1 (1.03%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.03%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.03%) HP
9 1 (1.03%) Zscaler