Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Security (COMPUSEC)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1077 1093 1098
Rank change year-on-year +16 +5 +155
Permanent jobs citing Computer Security 112 144 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.076% 0.091%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.069% 0.085% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 80 78 127
UK median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.00% - -6.54%
10th Percentile £37,250 £21,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,275 £80,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -18.18%

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 161952 169683 193148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.39% 88.81%
Number of salaries quoted 127936 140934 159138
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,350 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 November 2017.

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 November 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 +4 107 £53,000 +6.00% 7
London +13 64 £67,500 +35.00% 2
UK excluding London +4 43 £47,500 -5.00% 5
South East -3 23 £51,500 +47.14% 2
Midlands +27 9 £47,500 -20.83%
East Midlands - 7 £47,500 -
East of England +4 4 £35,000 +21.74% 1
Scotland -6 4 £43,500 -13.00%
South West +5 3 £45,000 -20.00% 1
West Midlands +11 2 - -
Yorkshire +29 1 £55,000 +10.00% 1
North of England +9 1 £55,000 +10.00% 1

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 67 (59.82%) Information Security
2 60 (53.57%) Firewall
3 55 (49.11%) Windows
4 54 (48.21%) Linux
5 50 (44.64%) Cybersecurity
6 49 (43.75%) Degree
7 46 (41.07%) CISSP
8 35 (31.25%) Unix
9 34 (30.36%) Finance
9 34 (30.36%) Computer Science
10 33 (29.46%) SIEM
10 33 (29.46%) GIAC
10 33 (29.46%) Computer Science Degree
11 31 (27.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 30 (26.79%) SANS
13 29 (25.89%) GCIA
14 28 (25.00%) Management Information System
14 28 (25.00%) CISM
15 27 (24.11%) GCIH
16 26 (23.21%) Active Directory
16 26 (23.21%) CSIRT
17 25 (22.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
18 24 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
18 24 (21.43%) TCP/IP
19 23 (20.54%) Network Security
20 22 (19.64%) Vulnerability Management
20 22 (19.64%) Penetration Testing
20 22 (19.64%) Python
21 21 (18.75%) Cisco
21 21 (18.75%) CheckPoint

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 7 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.89%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (8.93%) Office 365
3 6 (5.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 4 (3.57%) SaaS
5 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.89%) IaaS
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (53.57%) Firewall
2 24 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 23 (20.54%) Network Security
4 19 (16.96%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (12.50%) DNS
6 9 (8.04%) DHCP
7 8 (7.14%) Internet
8 7 (6.25%) Wireless
9 4 (3.57%) SMTP
10 3 (2.68%) Multicast
11 1 (0.89%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.57%) Big Data
3 1 (0.89%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (8.93%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.25%) Ant
2 7 (6.25%) Bitbucket
2 7 (6.25%) Gradle
2 7 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.25%) Maven
2 7 (6.25%) TeamCity
3 6 (5.36%) Artifactory
3 6 (5.36%) Burp Suite
4 4 (3.57%) IDA Disassembler
4 4 (3.57%) JIRA
4 4 (3.57%) Metasploit
4 4 (3.57%) OllyDbg
4 4 (3.57%) TestLink
4 4 (3.57%) TestRail
4 4 (3.57%) WinDbg
5 3 (2.68%) Selenium
5 3 (2.68%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.79%) AppScan
6 2 (1.79%) WebScarab
General
1 34 (30.36%) Finance
2 8 (7.14%) Legal
3 6 (5.36%) Banking
3 6 (5.36%) Marketing
4 3 (2.68%) Military
5 2 (1.79%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.89%) International Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Law
6 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (32.14%) Analyst
2 24 (21.43%) Security Analyst
3 17 (15.18%) Consultant
3 17 (15.18%) Information Analyst
3 17 (15.18%) Information Security Analyst
4 14 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 12 (10.71%) Check Point Analyst
5 12 (10.71%) Cisco Analyst
5 12 (10.71%) Cisco Security Analyst
6 11 (9.82%) Incident Analyst
6 11 (9.82%) Security Consultant
6 11 (9.82%) Security Manager
6 11 (9.82%) Senior Incident Analyst
7 9 (8.04%) Security Engineer
8 8 (7.14%) Information Security Engineer
8 8 (7.14%) Security Officer
9 7 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (6.25%) Information Officer
9 7 (6.25%) Information Security Officer
9 7 (6.25%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.14%) HTML
2 4 (3.57%) CGI
2 4 (3.57%) Regular Expression
2 4 (3.57%) XML
3 3 (2.68%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 34 (30.36%) Computer Science
2 28 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 24 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 12 (10.71%) Reinsurance
6 9 (8.04%) Cyberthreat
6 9 (8.04%) PKI
7 7 (6.25%) Public Cloud
8 6 (5.36%) Cyber Attack
8 6 (5.36%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (4.46%) BYOD
9 5 (4.46%) Mobile App
10 4 (3.57%) Blog
10 4 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (2.68%) iPad
11 3 (2.68%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (2.68%) Security Operations Centre
12 1 (0.89%) Cyber Defence
12 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.89%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 55 (49.11%) Windows
2 54 (48.21%) Linux
3 35 (31.25%) Unix
4 5 (4.46%) Android
4 5 (4.46%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.57%) Kali Linux
6 3 (2.68%) Mac OS
6 3 (2.68%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (59.82%) Information Security
2 50 (44.64%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (29.46%) SIEM
4 22 (19.64%) Penetration Testing
4 22 (19.64%) Vulnerability Management
5 21 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (17.86%) Security Testing
7 19 (16.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 17 (15.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 16 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
9 16 (14.29%) Threat Detection
9 16 (14.29%) Threat Intelligence
10 14 (12.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 14 (12.50%) Information Assurance
10 14 (12.50%) Use Case
11 13 (11.61%) Computer Forensics
11 13 (11.61%) Data Protection
11 13 (11.61%) Migration
11 13 (11.61%) Open Source
11 13 (11.61%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.64%) Python
2 15 (13.39%) Java
3 14 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 14 (12.50%) SQL
4 13 (11.61%) C
4 13 (11.61%) C++
5 11 (9.82%) Ruby
6 10 (8.93%) Perl
7 8 (7.14%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.36%) C#
9 4 (3.57%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.68%) AppleScript
10 3 (2.68%) Groovy
10 3 (2.68%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.68%) PHP
10 3 (2.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (43.75%) Degree
2 46 (41.07%) CISSP
3 33 (29.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (29.46%) GIAC
4 30 (26.79%) SANS
5 29 (25.89%) GCIA
6 28 (25.00%) CISM
7 27 (24.11%) GCIH
8 20 (17.86%) CEH
9 14 (12.50%) CISA
10 11 (9.82%) Network+ Certification
10 11 (9.82%) Novell Certification
11 7 (6.25%) MCSE
11 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (5.36%) CREST Certified
12 6 (5.36%) GPEN
13 5 (4.46%) SC Cleared
13 5 (4.46%) Security Cleared
14 3 (2.68%) GSEC
15 2 (1.79%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (27.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (12.50%) NIST 800
3 8 (7.14%) PCI DSS
4 7 (6.25%) GDPR
5 4 (3.57%) QA
6 3 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (1.79%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 26 (23.21%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (6.25%) Docker
4 5 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (23.21%) CSIRT
2 25 (22.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 14 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (6.25%) Ansible
4 7 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (6.25%) Puppet
4 7 (6.25%) Terraform
5 6 (5.36%) FortiGate
5 6 (5.36%) Nessus
5 6 (5.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (3.57%) Nmap
7 3 (2.68%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 3 (2.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (1.79%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 2 (1.79%) FTK
9 1 (0.89%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.89%) Packer
Vendors
1 21 (18.75%) CheckPoint
1 21 (18.75%) Cisco
2 15 (13.39%) Blue Coat
3 14 (12.50%) Dell
3 14 (12.50%) FireEye
3 14 (12.50%) McAfee
4 10 (8.93%) Microsoft
5 8 (7.14%) Sophos
5 8 (7.14%) Sun
5 8 (7.14%) VMware
6 6 (5.36%) Fortinet
6 6 (5.36%) HP
6 6 (5.36%) Palo Alto
7 5 (4.46%) AppSense
7 5 (4.46%) Atlassian
7 5 (4.46%) Brocade
7 5 (4.46%) LogRhythm
8 4 (3.57%) Citrix
9 2 (1.79%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.89%) Splunk