Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > South West
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 81 128
Rank change year-on-year +30 +47 -68
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 530 382 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.39% 3.73% 2.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.94% 4.04% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 427 269 202
South West median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £73,125 £68,750 £73,625
England median annual salary £58,500 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +1.74% - -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 8,928 9,466 9,556
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 90.79% 92.52% 91.81%
Number of salaries quoted 7,170 7,604 7,868
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,000 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019. 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 +5 258 £50,000 - 48
Bristol +14 113 £50,000 - 29
Wiltshire +35 90 £70,000 +55.56% 11
Dorset +21 43 £52,500 +50.00% 13
Devon -5 10 £48,750 +30.00% 5
Somerset +3 5 £58,750 +2.17% 4
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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.

1 212 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 194 (36.60%) C
3 160 (30.19%) Linux
4 139 (26.23%) Software Engineering
5 133 (25.09%) Agile Software Development
6 129 (24.34%) Degree
7 103 (19.43%) Management Information System
8 101 (19.06%) Windows
9 100 (18.87%) Firewall
10 98 (18.49%) DV Cleared
11 97 (18.30%) SC Cleared
12 89 (16.79%) Information Assurance
13 88 (16.60%) Python
14 87 (16.42%) Big Data
15 86 (16.23%) Information Security
16 85 (16.04%) Microsoft
17 80 (15.09%) CISSP
17 80 (15.09%) Internet
18 78 (14.72%) C++
19 77 (14.53%) Problem-Solving
20 75 (14.15%) Security Architecture
21 74 (13.96%) TCP/IP
21 74 (13.96%) Finance
21 74 (13.96%) IT Strategy
22 73 (13.77%) Scrum
23 72 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
24 64 (12.08%) Project Management
25 62 (11.70%) SIEM
26 61 (11.51%) Git (software)
27 60 (11.32%) Architectural Design

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 52 (9.81%) Apache Spark
2 36 (6.79%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (5.09%) MS Exchange
4 25 (4.72%) OpenStack
5 16 (3.02%) IIS
6 8 (1.51%) Confluence
7 6 (1.13%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.57%) CMS
9 1 (0.19%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.75%) Gephi
3 1 (0.19%) EngageOne
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (3.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 59 (11.13%) Azure
2 53 (10.00%) AWS
3 26 (4.91%) Cloud Computing
3 26 (4.91%) GCP
4 25 (4.72%) OpenShift
5 21 (3.96%) Office 365
6 5 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.57%) SaaS
8 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.38%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.38%) Serverless
9 1 (0.19%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 100 (18.87%) Firewall
2 80 (15.09%) Internet
3 74 (13.96%) TCP/IP
4 44 (8.30%) Network Security
5 43 (8.11%) Intrusion Detection
6 29 (5.47%) WAN
7 28 (5.28%) DNS
8 25 (4.72%) HTTPS
9 20 (3.77%) Cisco Nexus
9 20 (3.77%) Unified Communications
9 20 (3.77%) VPN
10 15 (2.83%) DHCP
11 13 (2.45%) LAN
12 10 (1.89%) HTTP
13 9 (1.70%) Ethernet
13 9 (1.70%) MPLS
14 8 (1.51%) IPsec
14 8 (1.51%) SNMP
14 8 (1.51%) Wireless
15 7 (1.32%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (16.42%) Big Data
2 25 (4.72%) Apache Hive
3 23 (4.34%) Impala
4 13 (2.45%) MongoDB
5 9 (1.70%) SQL Server
6 8 (1.51%) Data Mining
7 6 (1.13%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.75%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.75%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.57%) MS Access
9 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.38%) MySQL
11 1 (0.19%) GIS
11 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 61 (11.51%) Git (software)
2 59 (11.13%) JIRA
3 49 (9.25%) Bitbucket
4 48 (9.06%) git-flow
5 20 (3.77%) Bitbucket Server
6 10 (1.89%) Selenium
7 8 (1.51%) Cucumber
7 8 (1.51%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (1.13%) JUnit
9 5 (0.94%) Subversion
10 4 (0.75%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.38%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.38%) Mockito
12 2 (0.38%) Robot Framework
13 1 (0.19%) Broccoli
13 1 (0.19%) CodeSonar
13 1 (0.19%) Grunt
13 1 (0.19%) gulp
13 1 (0.19%) JSHint
General
1 74 (13.96%) Finance
2 57 (10.75%) Public Sector
3 43 (8.11%) Military
4 41 (7.74%) Telecoms
5 31 (5.85%) Aerospace
6 23 (4.34%) Banking
6 23 (4.34%) Manufacturing
7 20 (3.77%) Electronics
8 17 (3.21%) Marketing
9 16 (3.02%) Games
10 12 (2.26%) Retail
11 11 (2.08%) Law
12 9 (1.70%) Local Government
13 5 (0.94%) Legal
14 4 (0.75%) Automotive
14 4 (0.75%) Publishing
15 2 (0.38%) Advertising
16 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 105 (19.81%) Consultant
2 88 (16.60%) Analyst
2 88 (16.60%) Architect
3 52 (9.81%) Solutions Architect
4 38 (7.17%) Software Engineer
5 37 (6.98%) Test Engineer
6 34 (6.42%) Security Analyst
7 28 (5.28%) Developer
8 27 (5.09%) Security Architect
9 24 (4.53%) Junior
9 24 (4.53%) Security Consultant
9 24 (4.53%) Security Engineer
10 22 (4.15%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 21 (3.96%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 21 (3.96%) Integration Engineer
11 21 (3.96%) SOC Analyst
11 21 (3.96%) Test and Integration Engineer
12 20 (3.77%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 20 (3.77%) Junior Analyst
12 20 (3.77%) Junior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (9.43%) Kafka
2 42 (7.92%) Node.js
3 41 (7.74%) React
4 40 (7.55%) AngularJS
5 37 (6.98%) .NET
6 35 (6.60%) Spring
7 33 (6.23%) REST
8 30 (5.66%) ASP.NET
8 30 (5.66%) Vue.js
9 27 (5.09%) Spring MVC
10 26 (4.91%) GraphQL
11 23 (4.34%) Elastic Stack
11 23 (4.34%) XML
12 20 (3.77%) Web Services
13 19 (3.58%) JSON
13 19 (3.58%) SOAP
14 17 (3.21%) CSS
14 17 (3.21%) HTML
15 15 (2.83%) JSP
16 12 (2.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 103 (19.43%) Management Information System
2 72 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (6.79%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 31 (5.85%) Internet of Things
5 27 (5.09%) Security Operations Centre
6 23 (4.34%) Embedded Systems
7 21 (3.96%) Cybercrime
8 20 (3.77%) Cyberthreat
9 19 (3.58%) Analytical Mindset
10 17 (3.21%) Cyberattack
11 11 (2.08%) Mobile Computing
12 9 (1.70%) CESG
12 9 (1.70%) PKI
12 9 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (1.51%) ASIC
13 8 (1.51%) Cyber Defence
13 8 (1.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 7 (1.32%) Data Centre
15 5 (0.94%) Enterprise Cloud
15 5 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 160 (30.19%) Linux
2 101 (19.06%) Windows
3 39 (7.36%) Unix
4 38 (7.17%) Android
5 36 (6.79%) Windows Server
6 35 (6.60%) Apple iOS
7 26 (4.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (2.64%) CentOS
9 12 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.70%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.94%) Fedora
13 4 (0.75%) Debian
14 3 (0.57%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.38%) Kali Linux
15 2 (0.38%) Solaris
15 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (26.23%) Software Engineering
2 133 (25.09%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (16.79%) Information Assurance
4 86 (16.23%) Information Security
5 77 (14.53%) Problem-Solving
6 75 (14.15%) Security Architecture
7 74 (13.96%) IT Strategy
8 73 (13.77%) Scrum
9 64 (12.08%) Project Management
10 62 (11.70%) SIEM
11 60 (11.32%) Architectural Design
12 59 (11.13%) Penetration Testing
12 59 (11.13%) Systems Engineering
13 57 (10.75%) Test Automation
14 54 (10.19%) Project Delivery
15 52 (9.81%) Kanban
16 51 (9.62%) Technical Architecture
17 45 (8.49%) Security Operations
18 40 (7.55%) Enterprise Architecture
18 40 (7.55%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 194 (36.60%) C
2 88 (16.60%) Python
3 78 (14.72%) C++
4 56 (10.57%) Java
5 47 (8.87%) Bash Shell
6 42 (7.92%) PowerShell
7 36 (6.79%) C#
8 29 (5.47%) JavaScript
8 29 (5.47%) Perl
9 24 (4.53%) R
10 14 (2.64%) Embedded C
11 9 (1.70%) PHP
11 9 (1.70%) SQL
12 8 (1.51%) Embedded C++
13 6 (1.13%) VB
14 3 (0.57%) Go
14 3 (0.57%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.57%) Ruby
14 3 (0.57%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 212 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 129 (24.34%) Degree
3 98 (18.49%) DV Cleared
4 97 (18.30%) SC Cleared
5 80 (15.09%) CISSP
6 44 (8.30%) CISM
7 40 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (7.36%) CompTIA Security+
9 36 (6.79%) SSCP
10 34 (6.42%) CCNA
11 32 (6.04%) Network+ Certification
12 29 (5.47%) GIAC
12 29 (5.47%) SANS
13 28 (5.28%) CESG Certified Professional
13 28 (5.28%) Microsoft Certification
14 26 (4.91%) MCSE
15 25 (4.72%) Linux+ Certification
16 16 (3.02%) IISP
17 12 (2.26%) CRISC
17 12 (2.26%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.23%) JSP 440
2 32 (6.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 32 (6.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (5.85%) NIST
4 27 (5.09%) HMG Infosec
5 19 (3.58%) NCSC
6 9 (1.70%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (1.70%) GDPR
6 9 (1.70%) ISO 9001
7 8 (1.51%) PCI DSS
7 8 (1.51%) RMADS
8 7 (1.32%) QA
9 5 (0.94%) SLA
10 4 (0.75%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.38%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.38%) MISRA
11 2 (0.38%) MISRA C
12 1 (0.19%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 49 (9.25%) Docker
2 47 (8.87%) Active Directory
3 23 (4.34%) Apache Flume
4 19 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.70%) VirtualBox
7 5 (0.94%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.94%) NFS
7 5 (0.94%) Samba
7 5 (0.94%) Xen
8 2 (0.38%) Firmware
8 2 (0.38%) Snort
9 1 (0.19%) LXC
9 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (6.98%) Kubernetes
2 26 (4.91%) SCCM
3 23 (4.34%) Oozie
4 20 (3.77%) SCOM
5 17 (3.21%) Ansible
6 16 (3.02%) QRadar
7 14 (2.64%) Puppet
8 6 (1.13%) vRealize
9 5 (0.94%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (0.94%) Nagios
9 5 (0.94%) OpenNMS
9 5 (0.94%) vCenter Server
9 5 (0.94%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.75%) Kibana
10 4 (0.75%) Nessus
11 2 (0.38%) CASB
11 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.19%) Istio
12 1 (0.19%) Nmap
Vendors
1 85 (16.04%) Microsoft
2 59 (11.13%) Splunk
3 43 (8.11%) Cisco
4 36 (6.79%) Google
5 33 (6.23%) LogRhythm
6 24 (4.53%) VMware
7 17 (3.21%) BiZZdesign
7 17 (3.21%) Sparx
8 13 (2.45%) Apple
8 13 (2.45%) SAP
9 9 (1.70%) AlienVault
10 8 (1.51%) Oracle
10 8 (1.51%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.13%) Dell
11 6 (1.13%) EMC
11 6 (1.13%) SolarWinds
12 5 (0.94%) Cloudera
12 5 (0.94%) Hortonworks
12 5 (0.94%) Juniper
12 5 (0.94%) NetApp