Period
to 18 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Cybersecurity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 18 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > South West
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 61 119
Rank change year-on-year -70 +58 +98
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 258 504 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.53% 4.68% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 5.26% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 196 382 230
South West median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £48,600
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +2.88% -2.80%
10th Percentile £34,375 £31,368 £20,450
90th Percentile £70,875 £74,875 £82,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

Cybersecurity 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 advertised in the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9118 9575 10403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.28% 88.99% 89.38%
Number of salaries quoted 7507 7949 8782
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in the South West

Cybersecurity
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in the South West.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity in the South West

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in the South West over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity in the South West

Cybersecurity
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the South West region over the 6 months to 18 December 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
Bristol -11 107 £47,250 -32.50% 9
Gloucestershire -47 81 £45,000 -8.16% 11
Somerset +16 21 £37,500 +25.00%
Cornwall +15 19 £55,000 -8.33%
Wiltshire -1 19 £45,000 -14.29%
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT jobs citing Cybersecurity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 92 (35.66%) Security Cleared
2 74 (28.68%) Firewall
3 73 (28.29%) Information Security
4 70 (27.13%) Windows
5 67 (25.97%) SIEM
6 65 (25.19%) Python
7 64 (24.81%) Linux
8 62 (24.03%) SC Cleared
9 57 (22.09%) CISSP
10 55 (21.32%) TCP/IP
11 50 (19.38%) DNS
12 43 (16.67%) Java
13 42 (16.28%) Finance
14 41 (15.89%) Software Engineering
15 40 (15.50%) Unix
16 39 (15.12%) Penetration Testing
17 36 (13.95%) C#
17 36 (13.95%) DHCP
17 36 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
18 34 (13.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 34 (13.18%) PowerShell
19 33 (12.79%) DV Cleared
19 33 (12.79%) Degree
20 31 (12.02%) Bash Shell
20 31 (12.02%) Puppet
21 30 (11.63%) Cisco
21 30 (11.63%) C++
22 29 (11.24%) ITIL
22 29 (11.24%) CISM
22 29 (11.24%) Ethical Hacking

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 6 (2.33%) Apache Pig
2 4 (1.55%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.16%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.16%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.39%) Apache
5 1 (0.39%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.39%) IIS
5 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.55%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.16%) Office 365
5 2 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (28.68%) Firewall
2 55 (21.32%) TCP/IP
3 50 (19.38%) DNS
4 36 (13.95%) DHCP
5 23 (8.91%) HTTP
5 23 (8.91%) Network Security
5 23 (8.91%) Wireless
6 17 (6.59%) VPN
7 16 (6.20%) Internet
8 15 (5.81%) SSL
9 12 (4.65%) BIG-IP
9 12 (4.65%) FTP
10 11 (4.26%) LAN
11 10 (3.88%) WAN
12 9 (3.49%) SNMP
13 8 (3.10%) FCoE
13 8 (3.10%) SMTP
14 7 (2.71%) tcpdump
14 7 (2.71%) Wireshark
15 6 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.98%) Big Data
2 14 (5.43%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.49%) Apache Hive
3 9 (3.49%) Hadoop
4 6 (2.33%) MySQL
5 4 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (5.04%) JIRA
2 8 (3.10%) Redmine
3 7 (2.71%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.33%) Selenium
5 5 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (1.94%) Bitbucket
5 5 (1.94%) CodeSonar
5 5 (1.94%) git-flow
5 5 (1.94%) Robot Framework
6 3 (1.16%) Burp Suite
6 3 (1.16%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.78%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.39%) eggPlant
8 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.39%) TestRail
8 1 (0.39%) Zephyr
General
1 42 (16.28%) Finance
2 22 (8.53%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.65%) Marketing
4 11 (4.26%) Aerospace
5 10 (3.88%) Electronics
6 9 (3.49%) Manufacturing
7 8 (3.10%) Games
7 8 (3.10%) Retail
8 5 (1.94%) Automotive
8 5 (1.94%) Law
9 2 (0.78%) Banking
9 2 (0.78%) Military
10 1 (0.39%) Advertising
10 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (15.12%) Security Engineer
2 37 (14.34%) Analyst
3 35 (13.57%) Consultant
4 27 (10.47%) Security Analyst
5 25 (9.69%) Systems Engineer
6 22 (8.53%) Security Consultant
7 20 (7.75%) Developer
8 19 (7.36%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 19 (7.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (6.98%) Architect
10 17 (6.59%) Software Engineer
11 16 (6.20%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 16 (6.20%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 16 (6.20%) IT Engineer
11 16 (6.20%) Security Specialist
12 14 (5.43%) Cybersecurity Specialist
13 12 (4.65%) IT Security Engineer
14 11 (4.26%) Technical Architect
15 10 (3.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
16 9 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.14%) .NET
2 12 (4.65%) ASP.NET
2 12 (4.65%) HTML
3 11 (4.26%) HTML5
3 11 (4.26%) Java EE
3 11 (4.26%) Node.js
4 9 (3.49%) CSS
5 8 (3.10%) REST
5 8 (3.10%) STL
5 8 (3.10%) Web Services
6 7 (2.71%) CSS3
7 6 (2.33%) Spring MVC
8 5 (1.94%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.94%) Django
8 5 (1.94%) J2EE
8 5 (1.94%) LAMP
8 5 (1.94%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (1.94%) SOAP
8 5 (1.94%) XML
9 4 (1.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.91%) Management Information System
2 16 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.20%) CESG
3 15 (5.81%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.88%) Cyber Defence
5 10 (3.88%) Cybercrime
6 7 (2.71%) Cyber Warfare
6 7 (2.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (2.33%) User Experience
8 5 (1.94%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (1.94%) Mobile Computing
8 5 (1.94%) SCADA
9 4 (1.55%) iPad
9 4 (1.55%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.16%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 70 (27.13%) Windows
2 64 (24.81%) Linux
3 40 (15.50%) Unix
4 17 (6.59%) Android
5 14 (5.43%) Apple iOS
6 13 (5.04%) Windows Server
6 13 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.94%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.55%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.16%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.78%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.39%) CentOS
12 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (28.29%) Information Security
2 67 (25.97%) SIEM
3 41 (15.89%) Software Engineering
4 39 (15.12%) Penetration Testing
5 36 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (11.24%) Ethical Hacking
6 29 (11.24%) ITIL
7 24 (9.30%) Project Management
7 24 (9.30%) Service Management
8 21 (8.14%) DevOps
9 20 (7.75%) Analytics
10 19 (7.36%) Information Assurance
10 19 (7.36%) TOGAF
11 18 (6.98%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 18 (6.98%) Risk Management
11 18 (6.98%) Threat Intelligence
12 17 (6.59%) Programme Management
13 16 (6.20%) Service Delivery
14 14 (5.43%) Migration
14 14 (5.43%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 65 (25.19%) Python
2 43 (16.67%) Java
3 36 (13.95%) C#
4 34 (13.18%) PowerShell
5 31 (12.02%) Bash Shell
6 30 (11.63%) C++
7 26 (10.08%) C
8 24 (9.30%) JavaScript
9 23 (8.91%) Perl
10 21 (8.14%) SQL
11 13 (5.04%) PHP
12 10 (3.88%) Korn
12 10 (3.88%) Shell Script
13 8 (3.10%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.94%) VB
15 3 (1.16%) Ruby
16 2 (0.78%) Delphi
16 2 (0.78%) ES6
17 1 (0.39%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.39%) XAML
Qualifications
1 92 (35.66%) Security Cleared
2 62 (24.03%) SC Cleared
3 57 (22.09%) CISSP
4 33 (12.79%) Degree
4 33 (12.79%) DV Cleared
5 29 (11.24%) CISM
6 22 (8.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (8.14%) CCNA
7 21 (8.14%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (8.14%) SSCP
8 20 (7.75%) SANS
9 19 (7.36%) Network+ Certification
10 17 (6.59%) GIAC
11 14 (5.43%) MCSE
12 13 (5.04%) Linux+ Certification
13 12 (4.65%) CESG Certified Professional
13 12 (4.65%) CompTIA Security+
14 8 (3.10%) CCNP
15 7 (2.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 6 (2.33%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (13.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (11.24%) PCI DSS
3 10 (3.88%) ISO 22301
4 8 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 7 (2.71%) GDPR
5 7 (2.71%) GPG13
6 5 (1.94%) JSP 440
6 5 (1.94%) RMADS
7 3 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.78%) COBIT
8 2 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.39%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (7.75%) Snort
2 16 (6.20%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.20%) Docker
3 15 (5.81%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (4.65%) vSphere
5 10 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (3.10%) NFS
6 8 (3.10%) Samba
6 8 (3.10%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.78%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.39%) XenApp
8 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (12.02%) Puppet
2 19 (7.36%) Nessus
3 13 (5.04%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 12 (4.65%) FortiGate
5 8 (3.10%) Ansible
5 8 (3.10%) Nagios
5 8 (3.10%) vCenter Server
6 7 (2.71%) ArcSight ESM
6 7 (2.71%) RSA Archer
6 7 (2.71%) RSA enVision
6 7 (2.71%) RSA Security Analytics
6 7 (2.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (2.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (1.94%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 5 (1.94%) Salt
9 4 (1.55%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.16%) Nmap
10 3 (1.16%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 2 (0.78%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 30 (11.63%) Cisco
2 28 (10.85%) Microsoft
3 19 (7.36%) VMware
4 17 (6.59%) Sourcefire
5 16 (6.20%) ArcSight
6 13 (5.04%) CheckPoint
6 13 (5.04%) McAfee
6 13 (5.04%) SolarWinds
7 12 (4.65%) F5
7 12 (4.65%) Splunk
8 11 (4.26%) Palo Alto
9 9 (3.49%) Citrix
9 9 (3.49%) NetScout
9 9 (3.49%) NetWitness
10 8 (3.10%) EMC
10 8 (3.10%) NetApp
10 8 (3.10%) SAP
11 7 (2.71%) LogLogic
11 7 (2.71%) Symantec
11 7 (2.71%) Trend Micro