Period
to 3 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 3 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
UK > Wales
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 43 75 100
Rank change year-on-year +32 +25 +12
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 62 42 42
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 4.87% 2.41% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.50% 2.63% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 40 20 40
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +20.48%
10th Percentile £22,250 £36,925 £33,122
90th Percentile £65,013 £60,125 £88,875
UK median annual salary £59,500 £60,000 £59,000
% change year-on-year -0.83% +1.69% +2.61%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,128 1,597 1,787
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 88.54% 91.52% 93.86%
Number of salaries quoted 961 1,373 1,460
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £60,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in Wales

Cybersecurity
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cybersecurity in Wales.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity in Wales

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cybersecurity in Wales over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity in Wales

Cybersecurity
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the Wales region over the 6 months to 3 July 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
South Wales +48 53 £51,250 +5.13% 12
West Wales +1 5 £30,750 -23.13% 1
Mid Wales +4 3 £55,000 - 1
North Wales -10 1 £45,000 -18.18%
Cybersecurity
UK

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 Wales region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 28 (45.16%) Firewall
2 26 (41.94%) Finance
3 25 (40.32%) Information Security
3 25 (40.32%) Security Operations
4 24 (38.71%) Azure
4 24 (38.71%) Windows
5 22 (35.48%) Linux
5 22 (35.48%) TCP/IP
5 22 (35.48%) SIEM
6 21 (33.87%) SQL
7 20 (32.26%) Microsoft
7 20 (32.26%) Active Directory
7 20 (32.26%) Office 365
8 19 (30.65%) AWS
9 16 (25.81%) DMARC
10 15 (24.19%) Threat Intelligence
10 15 (24.19%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 15 (24.19%) CREST Certified
10 15 (24.19%) SANS
10 15 (24.19%) Cyber Intelligence
10 15 (24.19%) Bash Shell
10 15 (24.19%) Analytics
10 15 (24.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 15 (24.19%) Cyberthreat
10 15 (24.19%) DNS
10 15 (24.19%) Penetration Testing
11 14 (22.58%) Snort
11 14 (22.58%) Wireshark
11 14 (22.58%) Security Testing
11 14 (22.58%) GCIA

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 4 (6.45%) OpenStack
2 3 (4.84%) JBoss
2 3 (4.84%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.84%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.84%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.61%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.61%) IIS
Business Applications
1 14 (22.58%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 24 (38.71%) Azure
2 20 (32.26%) Office 365
3 19 (30.65%) AWS
4 14 (22.58%) Logic Apps
5 6 (9.68%) PaaS
6 3 (4.84%) OneDrive
7 2 (3.23%) IaaS
8 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (45.16%) Firewall
2 22 (35.48%) TCP/IP
3 16 (25.81%) DMARC
4 15 (24.19%) DNS
5 14 (22.58%) DKIM
5 14 (22.58%) Wireshark
6 5 (8.06%) SNMP
6 5 (8.06%) VoIP
7 3 (4.84%) Network Security
8 2 (3.23%) SAN
9 1 (1.61%) Broadband
9 1 (1.61%) DHCP
9 1 (1.61%) FTP
9 1 (1.61%) Internet
9 1 (1.61%) LAN
9 1 (1.61%) SMTP
9 1 (1.61%) SSH
9 1 (1.61%) SSL
9 1 (1.61%) WAN
9 1 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) Hadoop
1 5 (8.06%) MySQL
2 4 (6.45%) DB2
2 4 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.61%) Big Data
3 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (22.58%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.61%) Gradle
2 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.61%) JUnit
2 1 (1.61%) Maven
2 1 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (41.94%) Finance
2 14 (22.58%) Manufacturing
3 7 (11.29%) Military
4 6 (9.68%) Banking
4 6 (9.68%) Retail
5 5 (8.06%) Games
6 3 (4.84%) Advertising
7 2 (3.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (41.94%) Analyst
2 21 (33.87%) Security Analyst
3 7 (11.29%) Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Software Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Trainee
5 5 (8.06%) C++ Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Senior C++ Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Senior Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Administrator
6 4 (6.45%) IT Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Security Manager
6 4 (6.45%) SOC Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.84%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (4.84%) SCCM Administrator
7 3 (4.84%) Security Operations Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Security Project Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.58%) Web Services
2 3 (4.84%) Middleware
3 2 (3.23%) Spring
4 1 (1.61%) .NET
4 1 (1.61%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.61%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.61%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.19%) Cyberthreat
2 14 (22.58%) Security Operations Centre
3 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.68%) Driving Licence
4 3 (4.84%) PKI
5 1 (1.61%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.61%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 24 (38.71%) Windows
2 22 (35.48%) Linux
3 14 (22.58%) Kali Linux
4 5 (8.06%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.61%) Android
6 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.32%) Information Security
1 25 (40.32%) Security Operations
2 22 (35.48%) SIEM
3 15 (24.19%) Analytics
3 15 (24.19%) Cyber Intelligence
3 15 (24.19%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 15 (24.19%) Penetration Testing
3 15 (24.19%) Threat Intelligence
3 15 (24.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 14 (22.58%) Data Privacy
4 14 (22.58%) Database Security
4 14 (22.58%) Ethical Hacking
4 14 (22.58%) Malware Reverse Engineering
4 14 (22.58%) Purple Team
4 14 (22.58%) Reverse Engineering
4 14 (22.58%) Security Testing
5 10 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (12.90%) ITIL
8 7 (11.29%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.87%) SQL
2 15 (24.19%) Bash Shell
3 10 (16.13%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.06%) C
4 5 (8.06%) C++
5 3 (4.84%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.23%) C#
6 2 (3.23%) Java
6 2 (3.23%) Java 8
6 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.23%) Python
7 1 (1.61%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.61%) PHP
7 1 (1.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (24.19%) CREST Certified
1 15 (24.19%) SANS
2 14 (22.58%) GCIA
2 14 (22.58%) GCIH
3 9 (14.52%) Degree
4 4 (6.45%) CISM
4 4 (6.45%) CISSP
5 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.23%) IIBA
7 1 (1.61%) CEH
7 1 (1.61%) CISMP
7 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.61%) GIAC
7 1 (1.61%) IISP
7 1 (1.61%) ISSAP
7 1 (1.61%) PhD
7 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.61%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 7 (11.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.84%) GDPR
4 2 (3.23%) COBIT
4 2 (3.23%) NCSC
4 2 (3.23%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.23%) QA
5 1 (1.61%) NIST
5 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (32.26%) Active Directory
2 14 (22.58%) Snort
3 7 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Ansible
1 4 (6.45%) Kubernetes
1 4 (6.45%) SCCM
2 1 (1.61%) Nessus
Vendors
1 20 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) VMware
3 3 (4.84%) IBM
3 3 (4.84%) Rapid7
4 2 (3.23%) Fortinet
4 2 (3.23%) Trend Micro
5 1 (1.61%) Qualys