Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > South West
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 137 62
Rank change year-on-year +56 -75 +59
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 375 256 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.76% 2.52% 4.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.06% 2.76% 5.14%
Number of salaries quoted 257 194 384
South West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +1.42%
10th Percentile £31,000 £35,000 £31,603
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,225 £76,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -4.17% +4.35%

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 9,237 9,268 9,861
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 92.68% 91.27% 91.12%
Number of salaries quoted 7,307 7,626 8,203
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018. 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 +44 180 £50,000 +11.11% 33
Bristol +19 115 £55,000 +15.79% 21
Wiltshire +6 31 £46,250 +2.78% 4
Dorset - 17 £27,500 - 23
Cornwall +8 15 £27,500 -50.00%
Devon - 14 £37,500 - 6
Somerset 0 1 £57,500 +53.33% 5
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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.

1 144 (38.40%) Security Cleared
2 110 (29.33%) Python
3 105 (28.00%) Java
4 99 (26.40%) Software Engineering
5 98 (26.13%) Agile Software Development
6 92 (24.53%) Windows
7 86 (22.93%) Information Security
8 85 (22.67%) DV Cleared
9 82 (21.87%) Linux
10 79 (21.07%) C++
11 78 (20.80%) C
12 71 (18.93%) CISSP
13 68 (18.13%) JavaScript
14 65 (17.33%) Systems Engineering
15 64 (17.07%) Degree
15 64 (17.07%) SIEM
16 61 (16.27%) C#
17 60 (16.00%) Finance
18 56 (14.93%) Bash Shell
18 56 (14.93%) SC Cleared
19 52 (13.87%) Docker
19 52 (13.87%) TCP/IP
20 46 (12.27%) Test Automation
21 45 (12.00%) Big Data
22 44 (11.73%) Firewall
23 43 (11.47%) PowerShell
24 41 (10.93%) Visualisation
24 41 (10.93%) Puppet
25 38 (10.13%) Microsoft
25 38 (10.13%) SDLC

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 13 (3.47%) Apache Pig
2 11 (2.93%) WebLogic
3 9 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.60%) Confluence
5 5 (1.33%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.07%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.53%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.27%) Apache
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.27%) Tornado
Applications
1 8 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 35 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (8.80%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.60%) Office 365
4 4 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 52 (13.87%) TCP/IP
2 44 (11.73%) Firewall
3 25 (6.67%) DNS
3 25 (6.67%) SSL
4 24 (6.40%) HTTP
5 23 (6.13%) DHCP
6 16 (4.27%) Network Security
7 13 (3.47%) SNMP
7 13 (3.47%) Sourcefire
8 8 (2.13%) FCoE
8 8 (2.13%) HTTPS
8 8 (2.13%) Internet
8 8 (2.13%) VPN
9 5 (1.33%) DMZ
9 5 (1.33%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (1.07%) AMQP
10 4 (1.07%) Ethernet
10 4 (1.07%) IPsec
10 4 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.80%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.00%) Big Data
2 30 (8.00%) Hadoop
3 19 (5.07%) SQL Server
4 14 (3.73%) MySQL
5 13 (3.47%) Apache Hive
6 4 (1.07%) MarkLogic
6 4 (1.07%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.07%) Neo4j
7 2 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.53%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (0.53%) GIS
7 2 (0.53%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Accumulo
8 1 (0.27%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.27%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 36 (9.60%) JIRA
2 25 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 22 (5.87%) Bitbucket
3 22 (5.87%) Selenium
4 19 (5.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (4.80%) git-flow
6 14 (3.73%) CodeSonar
6 14 (3.73%) Robot Framework
7 8 (2.13%) Redmine
8 7 (1.87%) IDA Disassembler
8 7 (1.87%) JUnit
9 6 (1.60%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.33%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.33%) OllyDbg
11 4 (1.07%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.07%) Maven
12 2 (0.53%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.53%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.53%) Zephyr
General
1 60 (16.00%) Finance
2 22 (5.87%) Aerospace
3 21 (5.60%) Law
4 19 (5.07%) Games
5 14 (3.73%) Electronics
6 10 (2.67%) Marketing
7 9 (2.40%) Military
7 9 (2.40%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.87%) Legal
9 6 (1.60%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.53%) Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Automotive
11 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (18.13%) Software Engineer
2 39 (10.40%) Consultant
3 38 (10.13%) Analyst
4 36 (9.60%) Developer
4 36 (9.60%) Security Engineer
5 34 (9.07%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 32 (8.53%) Architect
7 30 (8.00%) Security Analyst
7 30 (8.00%) Security Consultant
8 27 (7.20%) Systems Engineer
9 26 (6.93%) Solutions Architect
10 23 (6.13%) Test Engineer
11 20 (5.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 19 (5.07%) Security Officer
13 16 (4.27%) Project Manager
14 15 (4.00%) Security Manager
14 15 (4.00%) Trainee
15 14 (3.73%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 14 (3.73%) Graduate
15 14 (3.73%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.00%) REST
2 29 (7.73%) AngularJS
3 27 (7.20%) HTML
4 25 (6.67%) Node.js
4 25 (6.67%) Spring
5 23 (6.13%) J2EE
5 23 (6.13%) XML
6 22 (5.87%) Java EE
7 21 (5.60%) .NET
7 21 (5.60%) RESTful
8 19 (5.07%) EJB
9 18 (4.80%) Django
9 18 (4.80%) SOAP
10 17 (4.53%) ASP.NET
10 17 (4.53%) STL
11 16 (4.27%) Hibernate
12 14 (3.73%) .NET Framework
12 14 (3.73%) LAMP
12 14 (3.73%) RabbitMQ
12 14 (3.73%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.60%) Cybercrime
3 17 (4.53%) Cyberattack
4 16 (4.27%) Cyber Defence
5 14 (3.73%) Driving Licence
5 14 (3.73%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.20%) Social Media
7 11 (2.93%) iPhone
8 10 (2.67%) Cyberthreat
9 9 (2.40%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.60%) User Experience
11 4 (1.07%) CESG
11 4 (1.07%) Cyber Warfare
11 4 (1.07%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (1.07%) Fintech
11 4 (1.07%) Replication
11 4 (1.07%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.80%) PKI
13 2 (0.53%) CMDB
13 2 (0.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 92 (24.53%) Windows
2 82 (21.87%) Linux
3 35 (9.33%) Android
4 28 (7.47%) Unix
5 24 (6.40%) Apple iOS
6 14 (3.73%) Mac OS X
7 12 (3.20%) Windows Phone
8 10 (2.67%) Windows Server
9 9 (2.40%) CentOS
10 6 (1.60%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.27%) Fedora
12 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (26.40%) Software Engineering
2 98 (26.13%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (22.93%) Information Security
4 65 (17.33%) Systems Engineering
5 64 (17.07%) SIEM
6 46 (12.27%) Test Automation
7 41 (10.93%) Visualisation
8 38 (10.13%) SDLC
9 37 (9.87%) Computer Science
9 37 (9.87%) Information Assurance
10 35 (9.33%) Coaching
10 35 (9.33%) Reverse Engineering
11 33 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
12 32 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
13 31 (8.27%) Risk Management
14 29 (7.73%) Continuous Improvement
14 29 (7.73%) Customer Requirements
14 29 (7.73%) Data Protection
14 29 (7.73%) User Stories
15 28 (7.47%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 110 (29.33%) Python
2 105 (28.00%) Java
3 79 (21.07%) C++
4 78 (20.80%) C
5 68 (18.13%) JavaScript
6 61 (16.27%) C#
7 56 (14.93%) Bash Shell
8 43 (11.47%) PowerShell
9 28 (7.47%) Objective-C
10 20 (5.33%) Perl
11 18 (4.80%) SQL
12 15 (4.00%) TypeScript
13 12 (3.20%) PHP
14 10 (2.67%) Ruby
15 8 (2.13%) Embedded C
15 8 (2.13%) Embedded C++
15 8 (2.13%) Korn
16 5 (1.33%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.80%) Scala
17 3 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 144 (38.40%) Security Cleared
2 85 (22.67%) DV Cleared
3 71 (18.93%) CISSP
4 64 (17.07%) Degree
5 56 (14.93%) SC Cleared
6 37 (9.87%) CCNA
6 37 (9.87%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (9.07%) CISM
7 34 (9.07%) SSCP
8 31 (8.27%) GIAC
9 26 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (6.67%) SANS
11 23 (6.13%) CompTIA Security+
11 23 (6.13%) Computer Science Degree
11 23 (6.13%) Linux+ Certification
11 23 (6.13%) MCSE
11 23 (6.13%) Network+ Certification
12 22 (5.87%) CISA
13 21 (5.60%) CESG Certified Professional
14 20 (5.33%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (8.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (8.00%) GDPR
3 20 (5.33%) QA
4 15 (4.00%) PCI DSS
5 12 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 11 (2.93%) JSP 440
7 9 (2.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 7 (1.87%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (1.87%) HMG Infosec
9 4 (1.07%) PMO
10 2 (0.53%) COBIT
10 2 (0.53%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (13.87%) Docker
2 20 (5.33%) vSphere
3 16 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (2.13%) Active Directory
4 8 (2.13%) NFS
4 8 (2.13%) Samba
4 8 (2.13%) VMware NSX
5 7 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.80%) pfSense
6 3 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.53%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.53%) Firmware
7 2 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.53%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.53%) Xen
7 2 (0.53%) XenApp
7 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.27%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 41 (10.93%) Puppet
2 17 (4.53%) Kubernetes
3 15 (4.00%) Ansible
3 15 (4.00%) Nessus
4 14 (3.73%) Salt
5 11 (2.93%) vCenter Server
6 10 (2.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 9 (2.40%) Nagios
8 2 (0.53%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.53%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 2 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.53%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.53%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.53%) SCSM
8 2 (0.53%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.53%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.53%) Terraform
9 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (10.13%) Microsoft
2 34 (9.07%) Cisco
3 18 (4.80%) VMware
4 16 (4.27%) Splunk
5 14 (3.73%) McAfee
6 13 (3.47%) NetScout
6 13 (3.47%) NetWitness
6 13 (3.47%) Palo Alto
7 12 (3.20%) Atlassian
8 11 (2.93%) EMC
8 11 (2.93%) Red Hat
9 9 (2.40%) ArcSight
9 9 (2.40%) SolarWinds
10 8 (2.13%) NetApp
11 5 (1.33%) Juniper
11 5 (1.33%) SAP
12 3 (0.80%) Citrix
12 3 (0.80%) HP
12 3 (0.80%) LogRhythm
12 3 (0.80%) Oracle