Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > South West
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 134 57
Rank change year-on-year +47 -77 +87
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 365 259 530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.54% 2.55% 4.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.84% 2.78% 5.40%
Number of salaries quoted 277 189 407
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00% +2.88%
10th Percentile £30,600 £33,550 £32,500
90th Percentile £69,250 £77,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +9.09%

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 9,495 9,307 9,808
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 92.17% 91.48% 90.30%
Number of salaries quoted 7,753 7,688 8,214
South West median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,175
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +43 192 £47,500 +5.56% 31
Bristol +9 88 £45,000 -3.23% 22
Wiltshire +6 26 £45,000 +28.57% 8
Dorset - 21 £35,000 - 10
Cornwall -7 20 £26,500 -51.82%
Devon - 10 £37,500 - 3
Somerset +13 5 £57,500 +43.75% 5
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 170 (46.58%) Security Cleared
2 119 (32.60%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (31.51%) C
4 111 (30.41%) Python
5 106 (29.04%) Software Engineering
6 105 (28.77%) Java
7 99 (27.12%) Linux
8 97 (26.58%) Windows
9 93 (25.48%) C++
10 92 (25.21%) DV Cleared
11 86 (23.56%) JavaScript
12 80 (21.92%) SC Cleared
13 79 (21.64%) Degree
14 75 (20.55%) C#
15 70 (19.18%) Information Security
16 64 (17.53%) CISSP
17 58 (15.89%) Test Automation
18 57 (15.62%) Finance
19 55 (15.07%) Firewall
20 52 (14.25%) TCP/IP
21 51 (13.97%) Docker
22 45 (12.33%) Android
23 43 (11.78%) Computer Science
23 43 (11.78%) HTML
24 42 (11.51%) JIRA
24 42 (11.51%) Big Data
25 41 (11.23%) Reverse Engineering
26 40 (10.96%) .NET
27 39 (10.68%) GIAC
27 39 (10.68%) Bash Shell

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 16 (4.38%) Apache Pig
2 14 (3.84%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (3.56%) Confluence
4 12 (3.29%) WebLogic
5 8 (2.19%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.82%) Apache
7 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.55%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.55%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.27%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.27%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.27%) Tornado
Applications
1 7 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 38 (10.41%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (15.07%) Firewall
2 52 (14.25%) TCP/IP
3 37 (10.14%) HTTP
4 33 (9.04%) SSL
5 23 (6.30%) DNS
5 23 (6.30%) Network Security
5 23 (6.30%) SNMP
6 14 (3.84%) Internet
6 14 (3.84%) Intrusion Detection
7 12 (3.29%) VPN
8 10 (2.74%) HTTPS
9 9 (2.47%) IPsec
9 9 (2.47%) VLAN
10 8 (2.19%) DHCP
10 8 (2.19%) FCoE
10 8 (2.19%) IPv4
10 8 (2.19%) SMTP
10 8 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (1.92%) Ethernet
11 7 (1.92%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.51%) Big Data
2 34 (9.32%) Hadoop
3 33 (9.04%) SQL Server
4 17 (4.66%) MySQL
5 16 (4.38%) Apache Hive
6 7 (1.92%) MarkLogic
7 5 (1.37%) Neo4j
8 4 (1.10%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.55%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.55%) GIS
9 2 (0.55%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.55%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Accumulo
10 1 (0.27%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.27%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.27%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 42 (11.51%) JIRA
2 33 (9.04%) Git (software)
3 24 (6.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 24 (6.58%) Selenium
4 22 (6.03%) Bitbucket
5 18 (4.93%) git-flow
6 16 (4.38%) CodeSonar
6 16 (4.38%) Robot Framework
7 12 (3.29%) JUnit
8 10 (2.74%) Eclipse
8 10 (2.74%) Rational DOORS
9 8 (2.19%) Jenkins
9 8 (2.19%) Maven
9 8 (2.19%) Redmine
10 6 (1.64%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.64%) IDA Disassembler
11 4 (1.10%) OllyDbg
12 3 (0.82%) Subversion
13 2 (0.55%) CruiseControl
13 2 (0.55%) Hudson
General
1 57 (15.62%) Finance
2 26 (7.12%) Law
3 22 (6.03%) Games
4 13 (3.56%) Electronics
5 11 (3.01%) Aerospace
6 10 (2.74%) Military
7 9 (2.47%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.19%) Legal
8 8 (2.19%) Marketing
9 7 (1.92%) Banking
10 5 (1.37%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.27%) Automotive
11 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 67 (18.36%) Software Engineer
2 51 (13.97%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 51 (13.97%) Security Engineer
3 49 (13.42%) Analyst
4 40 (10.96%) Developer
5 35 (9.59%) Consultant
6 30 (8.22%) Systems Engineer
7 28 (7.67%) Security Analyst
8 26 (7.12%) Security Consultant
8 26 (7.12%) Test Engineer
9 25 (6.85%) Architect
10 19 (5.21%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 17 (4.66%) C++ Software Engineer
12 16 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
13 15 (4.11%) Information Security Consultant
13 15 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (4.11%) Java Engineer
13 15 (4.11%) Java Software Engineer
13 15 (4.11%) Senior Security Engineer
14 14 (3.84%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (11.78%) HTML
2 40 (10.96%) .NET
3 35 (9.59%) Spring
4 30 (8.22%) ASP.NET
4 30 (8.22%) XML
5 28 (7.67%) AngularJS
6 27 (7.40%) J2EE
7 26 (7.12%) EJB
7 26 (7.12%) Java EE
7 26 (7.12%) Node.js
8 24 (6.58%) CSS
9 23 (6.30%) Django
9 23 (6.30%) STL
10 20 (5.48%) REST
11 18 (4.93%) Hibernate
11 18 (4.93%) SOAP
12 16 (4.38%) .NET Framework
12 16 (4.38%) LAMP
12 16 (4.38%) RabbitMQ
12 16 (4.38%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.78%) Computer Science
2 24 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.03%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.93%) Cybercrime
4 18 (4.93%) Cyberthreat
4 18 (4.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 15 (4.11%) Cyberattack
6 14 (3.84%) Embedded Systems
6 14 (3.84%) Fintech
7 12 (3.29%) iPhone
8 11 (3.01%) Cyber Defence
8 11 (3.01%) Social Media
9 10 (2.74%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.92%) PKI
10 7 (1.92%) User Experience
11 5 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.37%) VHDL
12 4 (1.10%) CESG
12 4 (1.10%) Replication
13 3 (0.82%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 99 (27.12%) Linux
2 97 (26.58%) Windows
3 45 (12.33%) Android
4 33 (9.04%) Apple iOS
5 30 (8.22%) Unix
6 24 (6.58%) CentOS
7 17 (4.66%) Mac OS X
8 13 (3.56%) Windows Phone
8 13 (3.56%) Windows Server
9 6 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (1.10%) Solaris
11 4 (1.10%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.55%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.55%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (32.60%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (29.04%) Software Engineering
3 70 (19.18%) Information Security
4 58 (15.89%) Test Automation
5 41 (11.23%) Reverse Engineering
6 35 (9.59%) Coaching
6 35 (9.59%) Penetration Testing
7 33 (9.04%) User Stories
8 32 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (8.77%) Scrum
8 32 (8.77%) SIEM
9 30 (8.22%) Collaborative Working
9 30 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (7.95%) UML
10 29 (7.95%) Web Development
11 28 (7.67%) SDLC
12 26 (7.12%) Ethical Hacking
13 25 (6.85%) Mentoring
14 24 (6.58%) Data Protection
14 24 (6.58%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 115 (31.51%) C
2 111 (30.41%) Python
3 105 (28.77%) Java
4 93 (25.48%) C++
5 86 (23.56%) JavaScript
6 75 (20.55%) C#
7 39 (10.68%) Bash Shell
8 32 (8.77%) Objective-C
9 25 (6.85%) PowerShell
10 24 (6.58%) Perl
11 22 (6.03%) SQL
12 19 (5.21%) PHP
13 17 (4.66%) TypeScript
14 14 (3.84%) Embedded C
15 12 (3.29%) Embedded C++
15 12 (3.29%) Ruby
16 11 (3.01%) Shell Script
17 8 (2.19%) Korn
18 4 (1.10%) Rust
18 4 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 170 (46.58%) Security Cleared
2 92 (25.21%) DV Cleared
3 80 (21.92%) SC Cleared
4 79 (21.64%) Degree
5 64 (17.53%) CISSP
6 39 (10.68%) GIAC
7 37 (10.14%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (9.59%) CCNA
9 34 (9.32%) SSCP
10 28 (7.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (7.67%) SANS
11 27 (7.40%) CompTIA Security+
11 27 (7.40%) Linux+ Certification
11 27 (7.40%) MCSE
11 27 (7.40%) Network+ Certification
12 25 (6.85%) Computer Science Degree
13 19 (5.21%) CEH
13 19 (5.21%) CESG Certified Professional
14 16 (4.38%) CISM
15 13 (3.56%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (7.40%) GDPR
3 21 (5.75%) QA
4 14 (3.84%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (3.56%) PCI DSS
6 8 (2.19%) ISO 9001
7 7 (1.92%) JSP 440
8 5 (1.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.82%) HMG Infosec
10 3 (0.82%) ISO 22301
10 3 (0.82%) PMO
11 2 (0.55%) COBIT
11 2 (0.55%) SLA
12 1 (0.27%) RMADS
System Software
1 51 (13.97%) Docker
2 16 (4.38%) vSphere
3 12 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (2.74%) Active Directory
5 8 (2.19%) NFS
5 8 (2.19%) Samba
5 8 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (2.19%) VMware NSX
6 4 (1.10%) pfSense
7 3 (0.82%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.55%) Firmware
8 2 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.27%) KVM
9 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (10.14%) Puppet
2 18 (4.93%) Kubernetes
3 16 (4.38%) Salt
4 11 (3.01%) vCenter Server
5 10 (2.74%) Ansible
6 8 (2.19%) Nagios
6 8 (2.19%) Nessus
7 3 (0.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.82%) SCCM
8 2 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (0.55%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.55%) Terraform
9 1 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.27%) Kibana
Vendors
1 33 (9.04%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.49%) Cisco
3 22 (6.03%) Red Hat
4 18 (4.93%) VMware
5 16 (4.38%) EMC
6 14 (3.84%) Atlassian
7 10 (2.74%) SolarWinds
7 10 (2.74%) Splunk
8 8 (2.19%) Juniper
8 8 (2.19%) NetApp
9 7 (1.92%) McAfee
9 7 (1.92%) Palo Alto
10 6 (1.64%) NetScout
10 6 (1.64%) NetWitness
11 4 (1.10%) HP
11 4 (1.10%) SAP
11 4 (1.10%) Veeam
12 3 (0.82%) Altera
12 3 (0.82%) Oracle
12 3 (0.82%) Xilinx