Period
to 18 December 2018

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

Cybersecurity
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 116 134
Rank change year-on-year +17 +18 -29
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 37 28 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.86% 1.37% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 1.48% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 31 17 15
Wales median annual salary £43,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.42% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £23,750 £31,500 £19,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £54,499
UK median annual salary £55,500 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.48% -4.17% +6.19%

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 1,757 1,897 2,340
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 88.29% 93.08% 90.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,422 1,613 1,993
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £56,250 £55,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in Wales

Cybersecurity
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in Wales.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity in Wales

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in Wales over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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 18 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
South Wales -3 19 £52,500 +10.53% 28
North Wales - 11 £45,000 - 2
West Wales +15 6 £38,311 -12.93% 1
Mid Wales +7 1 £43,500 -
Cybersecurity
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 Wales region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 17 (45.95%) Information Security
2 15 (40.54%) Penetration Testing
3 14 (37.84%) SIEM
3 14 (37.84%) Firewall
4 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (35.14%) Security Testing
5 12 (32.43%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (29.73%) VPN
6 11 (29.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 10 (27.03%) Fintech
7 10 (27.03%) Project Planning
7 10 (27.03%) Asset Management
8 9 (24.32%) CISSP
9 7 (18.92%) Risk Management
9 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
10 6 (16.22%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (13.51%) Degree
11 5 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
11 5 (13.51%) SABSA
12 4 (10.81%) CISM
12 4 (10.81%) Linux
12 4 (10.81%) ITIL
12 4 (10.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 4 (10.81%) Security Architecture
13 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
13 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (8.11%) TOGAF
13 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
13 3 (8.11%) Windows

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 2 (5.41%) Apache
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (32.43%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (37.84%) Firewall
2 11 (29.73%) VPN
3 3 (8.11%) Intranet
4 2 (5.41%) Wireless
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (2.70%) DHCP
5 1 (2.70%) DNS
5 1 (2.70%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.70%) LAN
5 1 (2.70%) VoIP
5 1 (2.70%) WAN
5 1 (2.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Big Data
2 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.70%) HBase
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Hudson
2 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
1 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) IT Engineer
1 10 (27.03%) IT Security Engineer
1 10 (27.03%) Security Engineer
2 4 (10.81%) Architect
2 4 (10.81%) Consultant
2 4 (10.81%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 4 (10.81%) Security Consultant
2 4 (10.81%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (8.11%) Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Security Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) Senior Security Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Cybersecurity Architect
4 2 (5.41%) IT Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Lead Security Architect
4 2 (5.41%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.41%) Security Architect
4 2 (5.41%) Security Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.41%) SOC Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
1 2 (5.41%) LAMP
2 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.70%) CSS
2 1 (2.70%) DOM
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
2 1 (2.70%) LDAP
2 1 (2.70%) REST
2 1 (2.70%) SOAP
2 1 (2.70%) XML
2 1 (2.70%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Fintech
2 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.11%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.70%) Graphic Design
5 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.70%) Social Media
5 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) CentOS
3 1 (2.70%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Information Security
2 15 (40.54%) Penetration Testing
3 14 (37.84%) SIEM
4 13 (35.14%) Security Testing
5 11 (29.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 10 (27.03%) Asset Management
6 10 (27.03%) Project Planning
7 7 (18.92%) Risk Management
8 6 (16.22%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (13.51%) SABSA
10 4 (10.81%) ITIL
10 4 (10.81%) Security Architecture
10 4 (10.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
11 3 (8.11%) Project Management
11 3 (8.11%) TOGAF
11 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
12 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
12 2 (5.41%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) Python
2 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
2 2 (5.41%) C
2 2 (5.41%) C#
2 2 (5.41%) Perl
2 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) CISSP
2 5 (13.51%) Degree
3 4 (10.81%) CISM
4 2 (5.41%) CREST Certified
4 2 (5.41%) MCP
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.41%) SANS
4 2 (5.41%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (2.70%) CCNP
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.70%) GIAC
5 1 (2.70%) Master's Degree
5 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.70%) COBIT
3 1 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Darktrace
2 2 (5.41%) SAP
2 2 (5.41%) Splunk
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco
3 1 (2.70%) Cloudera
3 1 (2.70%) LogRhythm
3 1 (2.70%) McAfee