Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > South West
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 72 131
Rank change year-on-year +18 +59 -60
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 425 422 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.11% 4.18% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.66% 4.51% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 303 294 200
South West median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22% -10.00%
10th Percentile £31,000 £32,500 £29,500
90th Percentile £73,500 £76,750 £70,200
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% -4.17%

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 7,512 9,362 9,271
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 90.33% 92.76% 91.11%
Number of salaries quoted 6,095 7,333 7,545
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,730 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -7 179 £46,250 -15.91% 43
Bristol +15 112 £52,500 -4.55% 24
Wiltshire +17 53 £43,000 -28.33% 13
Dorset +49 39 £52,500 +98.11% 7
Devon 0 11 £50,000 +33.33% 5
Somerset +19 9 £76,250 +32.61% 1
Cornwall +7 3 £65,000 +136.36% 1
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 128 (30.12%) Security Cleared
2 100 (23.53%) C
3 95 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (20.47%) Linux
5 78 (18.35%) Python
6 77 (18.12%) Windows
7 73 (17.18%) Software Engineering
7 73 (17.18%) Degree
8 71 (16.71%) DV Cleared
9 69 (16.24%) Firewall
10 67 (15.76%) Finance
11 65 (15.29%) SC Cleared
12 63 (14.82%) CISSP
13 62 (14.59%) SIEM
14 59 (13.88%) Internet
15 58 (13.65%) Information Security
15 58 (13.65%) Information Assurance
16 57 (13.41%) Java
17 55 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
18 54 (12.71%) Management Information System
19 49 (11.53%) TCP/IP
19 49 (11.53%) Microsoft
20 47 (11.06%) Risk Management
21 46 (10.82%) C++
21 46 (10.82%) Security Architecture
22 45 (10.59%) Project Management
22 45 (10.59%) Military
23 44 (10.35%) CISM
23 44 (10.35%) JavaScript
23 44 (10.35%) Analytics

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 14 (3.29%) IIS
2 13 (3.06%) Apache Spark
3 11 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (2.59%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.12%) Confluence
4 9 (2.12%) JBoss
5 5 (1.18%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (0.47%) Gephi
1 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.24%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.94%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.24%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 38 (8.94%) Azure
2 28 (6.59%) Cloud Computing
3 21 (4.94%) AWS
4 18 (4.24%) Office 365
5 6 (1.41%) OpenShift
6 5 (1.18%) GCP
7 2 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.47%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.24%) Apigee
8 1 (0.24%) SaaS
8 1 (0.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 69 (16.24%) Firewall
2 59 (13.88%) Internet
3 49 (11.53%) TCP/IP
4 34 (8.00%) Network Security
5 29 (6.82%) Intrusion Detection
6 27 (6.35%) DNS
7 21 (4.94%) Wireless
8 20 (4.71%) WAN
9 17 (4.00%) LAN
10 16 (3.76%) HTTP
11 14 (3.29%) VPN
12 12 (2.82%) SMTP
13 11 (2.59%) Ethernet
13 11 (2.59%) WLAN
14 10 (2.35%) IPsec
15 9 (2.12%) DHCP
16 5 (1.18%) HTTPS
16 5 (1.18%) MPLS
16 5 (1.18%) SNMP
16 5 (1.18%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.65%) MongoDB
2 23 (5.41%) Big Data
3 7 (1.65%) Data Mining
3 7 (1.65%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.41%) Apache Hive
4 6 (1.41%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.18%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.18%) MS Access
5 5 (1.18%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.94%) Impala
7 3 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.71%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.47%) GIS
8 2 (0.47%) Power BI
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 28 (6.59%) JIRA
2 23 (5.41%) Git (software)
3 17 (4.00%) Bitbucket
4 16 (3.76%) git-flow
5 6 (1.41%) Cucumber
5 6 (1.41%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.41%) Rational DOORS
5 6 (1.41%) Selenium
6 5 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.71%) Bitbucket Server
8 2 (0.47%) Gradle
8 2 (0.47%) JUnit
9 1 (0.24%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.24%) Balsamiq
9 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.24%) gulp
9 1 (0.24%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.24%) Mockito
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.24%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 67 (15.76%) Finance
2 45 (10.59%) Military
3 33 (7.76%) Aerospace
4 30 (7.06%) Telecoms
5 27 (6.35%) Public Sector
6 18 (4.24%) Electronics
6 18 (4.24%) Marketing
7 17 (4.00%) Manufacturing
8 12 (2.82%) Legal
9 8 (1.88%) Games
9 8 (1.88%) Law
10 6 (1.41%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.41%) Local Government
11 4 (0.94%) Retail
12 2 (0.47%) Advertising
12 2 (0.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (19.53%) Analyst
2 59 (13.88%) Consultant
3 39 (9.18%) Developer
4 37 (8.71%) Software Engineer
5 34 (8.00%) Security Engineer
6 32 (7.53%) Security Analyst
7 31 (7.29%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 30 (7.06%) Security Consultant
9 29 (6.82%) Architect
10 22 (5.18%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 22 (5.18%) Support Engineer
10 22 (5.18%) Systems Engineer
11 21 (4.94%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 21 (4.94%) Software Developer
12 20 (4.71%) SOC Analyst
12 20 (4.71%) Test Engineer
13 16 (3.76%) Integration Engineer
13 16 (3.76%) Junior
13 16 (3.76%) Test and Integration Engineer
14 15 (3.53%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.88%) Node.js
2 32 (7.53%) AngularJS
2 32 (7.53%) React
3 23 (5.41%) CSS
3 23 (5.41%) HTML
4 22 (5.18%) .NET
5 19 (4.47%) Spring
6 16 (3.76%) RESTful
7 14 (3.29%) Kafka
7 14 (3.29%) Vue.js
8 12 (2.82%) jQuery
9 11 (2.59%) ASP.NET
9 11 (2.59%) REST
10 10 (2.35%) EJB
10 10 (2.35%) Hibernate
10 10 (2.35%) HTML5
11 9 (2.12%) Django
11 9 (2.12%) Enzyme
11 9 (2.12%) Jest
12 8 (1.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.71%) Management Information System
2 39 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.65%) Cyberthreat
4 20 (4.71%) Embedded Systems
5 19 (4.47%) Cyber Defence
6 18 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (3.53%) PKI
7 15 (3.53%) Security Operations Centre
8 13 (3.06%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 13 (3.06%) Cyberattack
9 10 (2.35%) Cybercrime
10 9 (2.12%) Mobile Computing
11 7 (1.65%) CESG
11 7 (1.65%) Internet of Things
12 6 (1.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 5 (1.18%) ASIC
13 5 (1.18%) Enterprise Cloud
13 5 (1.18%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.94%) Data Centre
14 4 (0.94%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 87 (20.47%) Linux
2 77 (18.12%) Windows
3 40 (9.41%) Unix
4 21 (4.94%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.82%) Android
5 12 (2.82%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.12%) Solaris
7 5 (1.18%) CentOS
8 4 (0.94%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (17.18%) Software Engineering
3 62 (14.59%) SIEM
4 58 (13.65%) Information Assurance
4 58 (13.65%) Information Security
5 55 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
6 47 (11.06%) Risk Management
7 46 (10.82%) Security Architecture
8 45 (10.59%) Project Management
9 44 (10.35%) Analytics
10 40 (9.41%) OO
11 39 (9.18%) Systems Engineering
12 34 (8.00%) Security Operations
13 33 (7.76%) Data Analytics
13 33 (7.76%) Penetration Testing
13 33 (7.76%) Scrum
14 30 (7.06%) DevOps
15 29 (6.82%) Test Automation
16 28 (6.59%) Project Delivery
17 26 (6.12%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 100 (23.53%) C
2 78 (18.35%) Python
3 57 (13.41%) Java
4 46 (10.82%) C++
5 44 (10.35%) JavaScript
6 32 (7.53%) C#
7 30 (7.06%) PowerShell
8 24 (5.65%) Bash Shell
9 16 (3.76%) PHP
10 11 (2.59%) Perl
11 10 (2.35%) Ruby
12 8 (1.88%) Go
13 6 (1.41%) SQL
14 5 (1.18%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.18%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.18%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.94%) R
16 2 (0.47%) CoffeeScript
16 2 (0.47%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 128 (30.12%) Security Cleared
2 73 (17.18%) Degree
3 71 (16.71%) DV Cleared
4 65 (15.29%) SC Cleared
5 63 (14.82%) CISSP
6 44 (10.35%) CISM
7 31 (7.29%) CompTIA Security+
8 27 (6.35%) CESG Certified Professional
9 25 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (4.71%) CCNA
11 19 (4.47%) SSCP
12 18 (4.24%) Network+ Certification
13 17 (4.00%) CRISC
14 14 (3.29%) IISP
15 11 (2.59%) CEH
15 11 (2.59%) CISMP
16 10 (2.35%) HND
16 10 (2.35%) SANS
17 8 (1.88%) GIAC
17 8 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (4.94%) NCSC
3 15 (3.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 15 (3.53%) JSP 440
3 15 (3.53%) NIST
4 12 (2.82%) SLA
5 10 (2.35%) GDPR
6 9 (2.12%) HMG Infosec
7 6 (1.41%) PCI DSS
8 5 (1.18%) ISO 9001
8 5 (1.18%) QA
8 5 (1.18%) RMADS
9 4 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.94%) GPG13
10 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.24%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (8.94%) Docker
2 35 (8.24%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.94%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.71%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.47%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.24%) Firmware
7 1 (0.24%) LXC
7 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (5.65%) Ansible
2 9 (2.12%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (2.12%) QRadar
3 8 (1.88%) SCCM
4 5 (1.18%) Nessus
4 5 (1.18%) Puppet
4 5 (1.18%) SCOM
5 4 (0.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (0.94%) Oozie
5 4 (0.94%) vRealize
6 2 (0.47%) CASB
6 2 (0.47%) Kibana
7 1 (0.24%) Istio
7 1 (0.24%) Nmap
7 1 (0.24%) Salt
7 1 (0.24%) Terraform
Vendors
1 49 (11.53%) Microsoft
2 37 (8.71%) Splunk
3 28 (6.59%) Cisco
4 22 (5.18%) LogRhythm
5 16 (3.76%) Oracle
6 14 (3.29%) VMware
7 13 (3.06%) SAP
8 8 (1.88%) Google
9 4 (0.94%) AlienVault
9 4 (0.94%) BiZZdesign
9 4 (0.94%) McAfee
9 4 (0.94%) NetScout
9 4 (0.94%) NetWitness
9 4 (0.94%) Palo Alto
9 4 (0.94%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.94%) Sparx
10 3 (0.71%) Apple
11 2 (0.47%) Adobe
11 2 (0.47%) EMC
11 2 (0.47%) Juniper