Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > South West
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 51 56 140
Rank change year-on-year +5 +84 -59
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 430 510 256
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 5.59% 5.08% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.17% 5.51% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 329 386 207
Median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22% -10.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500

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 6,974 9,262 9,637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 90.65% 92.33% 91.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5,650 7,176 7,892
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.92%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cybersecurity in the South West.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity in the South West

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cybersecurity in the South West over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 2020. 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
Gloucestershire -10 143 £50,000 -9.09% 21
Bristol +11 137 £52,500 -12.50% 13
Wiltshire -9 53 £31,696 -47.17% 5
Dorset +56 42 £32,000 +20.75% 7
Devon +15 19 £39,598 +5.59% 4
Somerset +28 12 £82,500 +46.67%
Cornwall +13 5 £65,000 +136.36% 3
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, IT jobs citing Cybersecurity 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 across the South West region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 122 (28.37%) Security Cleared
2 86 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (18.60%) Python
4 71 (16.51%) Windows
4 71 (16.51%) Linux
5 69 (16.05%) SC Cleared
6 68 (15.81%) Information Assurance
7 67 (15.58%) C
8 65 (15.12%) Degree
9 64 (14.88%) DV Cleared
9 64 (14.88%) CISSP
10 63 (14.65%) Finance
11 60 (13.95%) Management Information System
12 57 (13.26%) Information Security
13 54 (12.56%) Firewall
13 54 (12.56%) Risk Management
13 54 (12.56%) Java
14 53 (12.33%) Microsoft
14 53 (12.33%) Software Engineering
15 52 (12.09%) SIEM
16 49 (11.40%) Security Architecture
16 49 (11.40%) Analytics
16 49 (11.40%) Problem-Solving
17 47 (10.93%) Project Management
18 45 (10.47%) Internet
19 44 (10.23%) CISM
19 44 (10.23%) Azure
20 41 (9.53%) TCP/IP
21 40 (9.30%) Docker
21 40 (9.30%) Analytical Skills

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 15 (3.49%) IIS
2 12 (2.79%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.09%) Confluence
3 9 (2.09%) JBoss
4 4 (0.93%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (1.16%) AutoCAD
2 2 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.23%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.23%) Gephi
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 44 (10.23%) Azure
2 28 (6.51%) Cloud Computing
3 23 (5.35%) AWS
4 22 (5.12%) Office 365
5 10 (2.33%) Power Platform
6 6 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (1.40%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.93%) SaaS
8 3 (0.70%) IaaS
8 3 (0.70%) PaaS
9 2 (0.47%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.47%) Serverless
10 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.23%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.23%) GCP
10 1 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 54 (12.56%) Firewall
2 45 (10.47%) Internet
3 41 (9.53%) TCP/IP
4 26 (6.05%) DNS
5 25 (5.81%) Network Security
6 24 (5.58%) Intrusion Detection
7 23 (5.35%) Wireless
8 17 (3.95%) HTTP
9 14 (3.26%) LAN
10 13 (3.02%) SMTP
11 12 (2.79%) VPN
11 12 (2.79%) WAN
12 11 (2.56%) WLAN
13 10 (2.33%) Ethernet
13 10 (2.33%) IPsec
14 4 (0.93%) DHCP
14 4 (0.93%) Intranet
14 4 (0.93%) MPLS
14 4 (0.93%) OSPF
14 4 (0.93%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.42%) MongoDB
2 10 (2.33%) Big Data
2 10 (2.33%) Power BI
3 8 (1.86%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.40%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.16%) Data Mining
6 4 (0.93%) GIS
6 4 (0.93%) MS Access
6 4 (0.93%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.93%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.47%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.47%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.47%) Impala
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Accumulo
8 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (4.88%) JIRA
2 15 (3.49%) Git (software)
3 13 (3.02%) Bitbucket
4 11 (2.56%) git-flow
5 7 (1.63%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.93%) Babel
6 4 (0.93%) Grunt
6 4 (0.93%) gulp
6 4 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.70%) webpack
8 2 (0.47%) Bitbucket Server
8 2 (0.47%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.47%) Gradle
8 2 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.47%) Selenium
9 1 (0.23%) Balsamiq
9 1 (0.23%) Broccoli
9 1 (0.23%) JSHint
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.23%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 63 (14.65%) Finance
2 36 (8.37%) Military
3 32 (7.44%) Public Sector
4 30 (6.98%) Aerospace
5 21 (4.88%) Manufacturing
6 20 (4.65%) Telecoms
7 16 (3.72%) Legal
8 14 (3.26%) Marketing
9 12 (2.79%) Electronics
10 7 (1.63%) Law
10 7 (1.63%) Local Government
11 6 (1.40%) Financial Institution
11 6 (1.40%) Games
12 4 (0.93%) Retail
13 2 (0.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 73 (16.98%) Analyst
2 63 (14.65%) Consultant
3 42 (9.77%) Security Consultant
4 37 (8.60%) Developer
5 34 (7.91%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 32 (7.44%) Security Engineer
7 31 (7.21%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 31 (7.21%) Software Engineer
8 29 (6.74%) Architect
9 27 (6.28%) Security Analyst
10 23 (5.35%) Support Engineer
11 21 (4.88%) Security Architect
11 21 (4.88%) Trainee
12 20 (4.65%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 18 (4.19%) SOC Analyst
13 18 (4.19%) Software Developer
14 14 (3.26%) Systems Engineer
15 13 (3.02%) Test Engineer
16 11 (2.56%) Junior
17 10 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.44%) Node.js
2 25 (5.81%) React
3 23 (5.35%) AngularJS
4 22 (5.12%) CSS
5 18 (4.19%) HTML
6 15 (3.49%) .NET
7 13 (3.02%) RESTful
7 13 (3.02%) Spring
8 12 (2.79%) Enzyme
8 12 (2.79%) Jest
9 10 (2.33%) EJB
9 10 (2.33%) Hibernate
9 10 (2.33%) jQuery
9 10 (2.33%) Vue.js
10 9 (2.09%) Django
10 9 (2.09%) HTML5
11 7 (1.63%) CSS3
11 7 (1.63%) Kafka
11 7 (1.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (1.40%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 60 (13.95%) Management Information System
2 40 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.81%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (5.35%) Driving Licence
5 22 (5.12%) Cyberthreat
6 18 (4.19%) CESG
6 18 (4.19%) PKI
7 14 (3.26%) Cyber Defence
8 12 (2.79%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 12 (2.79%) Cyberattack
8 12 (2.79%) Embedded Systems
9 8 (1.86%) Cloud Native
9 8 (1.86%) Mobile Computing
9 8 (1.86%) Security Operations Centre
10 7 (1.63%) User Experience
11 6 (1.40%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.16%) Enterprise Cloud
12 5 (1.16%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.93%) Cybercrime
13 4 (0.93%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 71 (16.51%) Linux
1 71 (16.51%) Windows
2 30 (6.98%) Unix
3 9 (2.09%) Solaris
3 9 (2.09%) Windows 10
3 9 (2.09%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.40%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.40%) CentOS
4 6 (1.40%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (1.16%) Android
6 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.70%) Kali Linux
7 3 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (15.81%) Information Assurance
3 57 (13.26%) Information Security
4 54 (12.56%) Risk Management
5 53 (12.33%) Software Engineering
6 52 (12.09%) SIEM
7 49 (11.40%) Analytics
7 49 (11.40%) Problem-Solving
7 49 (11.40%) Security Architecture
8 47 (10.93%) Project Management
9 34 (7.91%) Data Analytics
9 34 (7.91%) OO
10 29 (6.74%) Systems Engineering
11 28 (6.51%) Security Management
12 27 (6.28%) ITIL
12 27 (6.28%) Security Operations
12 27 (6.28%) Technical Leadership
13 26 (6.05%) Penetration Testing
13 26 (6.05%) Scrum
14 25 (5.81%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 80 (18.60%) Python
2 67 (15.58%) C
3 54 (12.56%) Java
4 33 (7.67%) JavaScript
5 31 (7.21%) C++
6 29 (6.74%) PowerShell
7 27 (6.28%) C#
8 22 (5.12%) Bash Shell
9 16 (3.72%) PHP
10 12 (2.79%) Go
11 10 (2.33%) Perl
11 10 (2.33%) Ruby
12 8 (1.86%) SQL
13 4 (0.93%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.93%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.93%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.70%) ES6
15 2 (0.47%) CoffeeScript
15 2 (0.47%) Java 8
15 2 (0.47%) R
Qualifications
1 122 (28.37%) Security Cleared
2 69 (16.05%) SC Cleared
3 65 (15.12%) Degree
4 64 (14.88%) CISSP
4 64 (14.88%) DV Cleared
5 44 (10.23%) CISM
6 34 (7.91%) CESG Certified Professional
7 30 (6.98%) CompTIA Security+
8 22 (5.12%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (5.12%) CRISC
9 17 (3.95%) CCNA
10 15 (3.49%) Network+ Certification
10 15 (3.49%) SSCP
11 14 (3.26%) IISP
12 13 (3.02%) CISMP
13 12 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (2.56%) CEH
15 10 (2.33%) HND
16 6 (1.40%) CCNP
16 6 (1.40%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (5.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 23 (5.35%) JSP 440
2 23 (5.35%) NCSC
3 15 (3.49%) NIST
4 12 (2.79%) GDPR
4 12 (2.79%) SLA
5 8 (1.86%) PCI DSS
6 6 (1.40%) HMG Infosec
7 4 (0.93%) GPG13
7 4 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.93%) QA
8 3 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.70%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.70%) ISO 31000
8 3 (0.70%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 3 (0.70%) NIST 800
8 3 (0.70%) RMADS
System Software
1 40 (9.30%) Docker
2 35 (8.14%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.70%) Firmware
5 2 (0.47%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.23%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (5.35%) Ansible
2 9 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.86%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (1.16%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.16%) Puppet
4 5 (1.16%) QRadar
4 5 (1.16%) Terraform
5 4 (0.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (0.93%) Nessus
6 3 (0.70%) vRealize
7 2 (0.47%) CASB
7 2 (0.47%) Oozie
7 2 (0.47%) SCCM
8 1 (0.23%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.23%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.23%) Kibana
8 1 (0.23%) Nmap
8 1 (0.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 53 (12.33%) Microsoft
2 27 (6.28%) Splunk
3 21 (4.88%) Cisco
4 15 (3.49%) Oracle
5 14 (3.26%) LogRhythm
6 13 (3.02%) VMware
7 10 (2.33%) SAP
8 4 (0.93%) Google
8 4 (0.93%) McAfee
8 4 (0.93%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.70%) NetScout
9 3 (0.70%) NetWitness
9 3 (0.70%) Palo Alto
10 2 (0.47%) Adobe
10 2 (0.47%) EMC
10 2 (0.47%) Fortinet
10 2 (0.47%) Intel
10 2 (0.47%) Juniper
10 2 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.47%) Trend Micro