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

Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1061 1070 1081
Rank change year-on-year +9 +11 +134
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 115 123 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.070% 0.086%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.073% 0.078% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 74 80 102
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% -8.33% +50.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £22,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,075 £78,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +12.50%

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 156,865 157,457 184,205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.85% 89.53% 88.89%
Number of salaries quoted 126,280 130,141 152,691
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,533 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.02% +2.17% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 January 2018.

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 23 January 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 -9 113 £52,500 -4.55% 12
London -24 60 £66,250 +10.42% 1
UK excluding London -7 48 £45,000 +12.50% 12
South East +3 22 £35,000 - 1
East of England +17 9 £35,000 -
North of England +2 8 £45,000 +109.30% 3
Yorkshire +14 6 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Midlands +15 5 £47,500 -20.83% 4
South West +2 5 £40,250 +0.63% 3
East Midlands - 3 £47,500 - 1
North West -6 2 £40,000 +86.05% 2
West Midlands -12 2 - - 3
Scotland -41 1 £43,500 -13.00% 1

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 61 (53.04%) Information Security
2 60 (52.17%) Firewall
3 52 (45.22%) Windows
4 50 (43.48%) Cybersecurity
5 49 (42.61%) Linux
6 44 (38.26%) CISSP
7 42 (36.52%) Degree
8 34 (29.57%) SANS
9 33 (28.70%) Finance
9 33 (28.70%) GIAC
10 31 (26.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 30 (26.09%) Network Security
11 30 (26.09%) SIEM
12 29 (25.22%) GCIA
12 29 (25.22%) Intrusion Detection
12 29 (25.22%) Management Information System
12 29 (25.22%) TCP/IP
13 28 (24.35%) CISM
14 27 (23.48%) Unix
15 26 (22.61%) GCIH
15 26 (22.61%) Computer Science
16 25 (21.74%) Python
17 23 (20.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
18 22 (19.13%) Computer Science Degree
19 21 (18.26%) Analytical Skills
19 21 (18.26%) DNS
19 21 (18.26%) Cisco
19 21 (18.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 21 (18.26%) Penetration Testing
20 20 (17.39%) Microsoft

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 3 (2.61%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.87%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.35%) Office 365
3 4 (3.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 3 (2.61%) SaaS
5 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.87%) IaaS
6 1 (0.87%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.87%) PaaS
6 1 (0.87%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 60 (52.17%) Firewall
2 30 (26.09%) Network Security
3 29 (25.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 29 (25.22%) TCP/IP
4 21 (18.26%) DNS
5 14 (12.17%) Internet
6 10 (8.70%) SMTP
7 9 (7.83%) DHCP
7 9 (7.83%) Wireless
8 5 (4.35%) WAN
9 4 (3.48%) LAN
10 3 (2.61%) Multicast
11 2 (1.74%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.87%) HTTP
12 1 (0.87%) Intranet
12 1 (0.87%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.87%) MPLS
12 1 (0.87%) VLAN
12 1 (0.87%) VoIP
12 1 (0.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.83%) Big Data
2 3 (2.61%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.87%) GIS
3 1 (0.87%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (7.83%) IDA Disassembler
1 9 (7.83%) OllyDbg
1 9 (7.83%) WinDbg
2 6 (5.22%) Burp Suite
2 6 (5.22%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.35%) Ant
3 5 (4.35%) Bitbucket
3 5 (4.35%) Gradle
3 5 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.35%) Maven
3 5 (4.35%) TeamCity
4 4 (3.48%) Artifactory
4 4 (3.48%) Metasploit
5 3 (2.61%) JIRA
5 3 (2.61%) TestLink
5 3 (2.61%) TestRail
6 2 (1.74%) AppScan
6 2 (1.74%) Paros
6 2 (1.74%) Selenium
6 2 (1.74%) WebScarab
General
1 33 (28.70%) Finance
2 10 (8.70%) Legal
3 3 (2.61%) Banking
3 3 (2.61%) Marketing
3 3 (2.61%) Military
4 2 (1.74%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.74%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.87%) Games
5 1 (0.87%) International Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Law
5 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (34.78%) Analyst
2 21 (18.26%) Security Analyst
3 15 (13.04%) Consultant
4 14 (12.17%) Information Analyst
4 14 (12.17%) Information Security Analyst
4 14 (12.17%) Senior Analyst
5 12 (10.43%) Incident Analyst
5 12 (10.43%) Security Manager
5 12 (10.43%) Senior Incident Analyst
6 11 (9.57%) Check Point Analyst
6 11 (9.57%) Cisco Analyst
6 11 (9.57%) Cisco Security Analyst
7 9 (7.83%) IT Manager
7 9 (7.83%) IT Security Manager
7 9 (7.83%) Security Consultant
8 7 (6.09%) SOC Analyst
8 7 (6.09%) Testing Consultant
9 6 (5.22%) Developer
9 6 (5.22%) Operational Security Manager
9 6 (5.22%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.04%) HTML
2 9 (7.83%) Regular Expression
3 4 (3.48%) CGI
3 4 (3.48%) XML
4 3 (2.61%) .NET
5 1 (0.87%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.87%) CSS
5 1 (0.87%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.22%) Management Information System
2 26 (22.61%) Computer Science
3 21 (18.26%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (9.57%) Reinsurance
5 9 (7.83%) Blog
6 7 (6.09%) Mobile App
7 6 (5.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (4.35%) Public Cloud
8 5 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
9 4 (3.48%) Cyberattack
10 3 (2.61%) BYOD
10 3 (2.61%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (2.61%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (2.61%) Mainframe
10 3 (2.61%) PKI
11 2 (1.74%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 2 (1.74%) iPad
12 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.87%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 52 (45.22%) Windows
2 49 (42.61%) Linux
3 27 (23.48%) Unix
4 7 (6.09%) Android
4 7 (6.09%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.48%) Kali Linux
6 3 (2.61%) VMS
7 2 (1.74%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.74%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.87%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.87%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.87%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (53.04%) Information Security
2 50 (43.48%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (26.09%) SIEM
4 21 (18.26%) Penetration Testing
4 21 (18.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 18 (15.65%) Vulnerability Management
6 17 (14.78%) Computer Forensics
7 16 (13.91%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (13.91%) Use Case
8 15 (13.04%) Data Protection
8 15 (13.04%) Threat Detection
8 15 (13.04%) Threat Intelligence
8 15 (13.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 14 (12.17%) Malware Analysis
10 13 (11.30%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 13 (11.30%) Risk Management
10 13 (11.30%) Security Architecture
10 13 (11.30%) Security Testing
11 12 (10.43%) E-Discovery
11 12 (10.43%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.74%) Python
2 20 (17.39%) C++
3 18 (15.65%) C
4 16 (13.91%) Java
5 14 (12.17%) JavaScript
5 14 (12.17%) SQL
6 13 (11.30%) Perl
7 12 (10.43%) Bash Shell
8 11 (9.57%) Ruby
9 4 (3.48%) C#
9 4 (3.48%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.61%) PHP
11 2 (1.74%) Groovy
12 1 (0.87%) AppleScript
12 1 (0.87%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (38.26%) CISSP
2 42 (36.52%) Degree
3 34 (29.57%) SANS
4 33 (28.70%) GIAC
5 29 (25.22%) GCIA
6 28 (24.35%) CISM
7 26 (22.61%) GCIH
8 22 (19.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (12.17%) CEH
10 13 (11.30%) MCSE
10 13 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (10.43%) Network+ Certification
11 12 (10.43%) Novell Certification
12 9 (7.83%) CISA
13 8 (6.96%) CREST Certified
14 7 (6.09%) CCNP
14 7 (6.09%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (6.09%) GPEN
15 6 (5.22%) CCIE
15 6 (5.22%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (26.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (10.43%) NIST 800
3 10 (8.70%) PCI DSS
4 4 (3.48%) GDPR
5 3 (2.61%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (2.61%) QA
6 2 (1.74%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 19 (16.52%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.43%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (4.35%) Docker
4 3 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.87%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 23 (20.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 20 (17.39%) CSIRT
3 12 (10.43%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (5.22%) Nessus
4 6 (5.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (4.35%) Ansible
5 5 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (4.35%) Puppet
5 5 (4.35%) Terraform
6 4 (3.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (3.48%) Nmap
7 3 (2.61%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 2 (1.74%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 2 (1.74%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.74%) FTK
8 2 (1.74%) RSA Security Analytics
9 1 (0.87%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.87%) Packer
9 1 (0.87%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (18.26%) Cisco
2 20 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 16 (13.91%) CheckPoint
4 14 (12.17%) Blue Coat
5 12 (10.43%) Dell
5 12 (10.43%) FireEye
5 12 (10.43%) McAfee
5 12 (10.43%) Sophos
6 10 (8.70%) VMware
7 9 (7.83%) Sun
8 7 (6.09%) HP
9 6 (5.22%) Red Hat
10 5 (4.35%) Atlassian
11 4 (3.48%) Citrix
12 2 (1.74%) Brocade
12 2 (1.74%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.74%) Ivanti
12 2 (1.74%) Palo Alto
12 2 (1.74%) Splunk
12 2 (1.74%) Symantec