Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 98 82
Rank change year-on-year -23 -16 -3
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 761 913 1,283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.57% 3.14% 3.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.85% 11.24% 10.96%
Number of salaries quoted 518 691 888
South East median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -1.08% -0.53%
10th Percentile £27,925 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% -

SC Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,724 8,120 11,708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.06% 27.89% 31.73%
Number of salaries quoted 6,084 6,588 9,472
South East median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in the South East

SC Cleared
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the South East.

Salary trend for SC Cleared in the South East

SC Cleared
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the South East over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for SC Cleared in the South East

SC Cleared
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 August 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
Hampshire -3 473 £50,000 +17.65% 75
Thames Valley -55 161 £55,000 +29.41% 36
Berkshire -29 111 £55,000 +29.41% 25
Surrey -47 100 £55,000 +10.00% 19
Buckinghamshire +10 42 £45,000 -18.18% 8
West Sussex +5 32 £52,500 +61.54% 3
Kent +11 9 £47,500 +5.56% 5
Oxfordshire -50 9 £47,500 +35.71% 3
East Sussex -22 3 £44,000 -6.38%
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT jobs citing SC Cleared 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 East region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 761 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 160 (21.02%) Windows
3 155 (20.37%) Microsoft
4 154 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
5 125 (16.43%) ITIL
6 117 (15.37%) C
6 117 (15.37%) Degree
7 110 (14.45%) DV Cleared
8 104 (13.67%) Finance
9 102 (13.40%) Java
10 99 (13.01%) Cisco
11 96 (12.61%) Linux
12 90 (11.83%) SQL
13 85 (11.17%) C++
13 85 (11.17%) Microsoft Office
13 85 (11.17%) Problem-Solving
14 83 (10.91%) Active Directory
15 82 (10.78%) VMware
15 82 (10.78%) Software Engineering
16 81 (10.64%) Python
17 77 (10.12%) SAP
18 73 (9.59%) Firewall
19 72 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
20 69 (9.07%) Cybersecurity
21 68 (8.94%) Project Management
22 66 (8.67%) Cisco Certification
23 65 (8.54%) JavaScript
24 64 (8.41%) VMware Infrastructure
24 64 (8.41%) Windows Server
25 63 (8.28%) C#

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 33 (4.34%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.37%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.05%) MQSeries
6 5 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.66%) SAP Portal
7 3 (0.39%) Apache
7 3 (0.39%) Confluence
8 2 (0.26%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.26%) JBoss
8 2 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.13%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.13%) IIS
9 1 (0.13%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 85 (11.17%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (3.02%) MS Visio
4 19 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.13%) Simulink
7 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (1.58%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (1.45%) SAP ERP
3 9 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.92%) SAP PS
5 5 (0.66%) Primavera
5 5 (0.66%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.66%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.39%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.26%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.23%) Office 365
4 10 (1.31%) Boomi
5 9 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.18%) IaaS
5 9 (1.18%) SuccessFactors
6 8 (1.05%) PaaS
6 8 (1.05%) SaaS
7 4 (0.53%) Serverless
8 3 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.26%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.26%) AWS Fargate
9 2 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.26%) GitHub
9 2 (0.26%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 73 (9.59%) Firewall
2 54 (7.10%) Network Security
3 43 (5.65%) LAN
4 32 (4.20%) Wireless
5 31 (4.07%) WAN
6 29 (3.81%) Cisco ASA
7 24 (3.15%) VLAN
8 23 (3.02%) VPN
8 23 (3.02%) Wi-Fi
9 21 (2.76%) DHCP
10 19 (2.50%) DNS
10 19 (2.50%) WLAN
11 18 (2.37%) Internet
12 16 (2.10%) DAB
12 16 (2.10%) MPLS
12 16 (2.10%) VoIP
13 14 (1.84%) BGP
14 13 (1.71%) TCP/IP
15 12 (1.58%) NetScaler
16 9 (1.18%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.47%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.23%) SAP Data Services
3 14 (1.84%) Big Data
3 14 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (1.71%) Neo4j
5 12 (1.58%) MongoDB
5 12 (1.58%) MySQL
5 12 (1.58%) Oracle BI EE
6 11 (1.45%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.05%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.92%) Geospatial Data
9 6 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.79%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.66%) BODI
10 5 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.66%) DataStage
11 3 (0.39%) Data Mart
11 3 (0.39%) OLAP Cube
11 3 (0.39%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.39%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 27 (3.55%) Jenkins
1 27 (3.55%) JIRA
2 22 (2.89%) Visual Studio
3 20 (2.63%) Git (software)
4 17 (2.23%) SoapUI
5 14 (1.84%) Selenium
5 14 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (1.58%) Cucumber
6 12 (1.58%) Eclipse
6 12 (1.58%) JMeter
6 12 (1.58%) Subversion
7 11 (1.45%) GitLab
7 11 (1.45%) WebDriver
8 10 (1.31%) Robot Framework
9 9 (1.18%) Rational DOORS
9 9 (1.18%) Vagrant
10 8 (1.05%) HP UFT
10 8 (1.05%) JIRA Agile
11 5 (0.66%) LSMW
11 5 (0.66%) Maven
General
1 104 (13.67%) Finance
2 40 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 33 (4.34%) Manufacturing
3 33 (4.34%) Military
4 28 (3.68%) Marketing
5 20 (2.63%) Electronics
6 16 (2.10%) Legal
7 13 (1.71%) Law
8 11 (1.45%) Publishing
9 9 (1.18%) Aerospace
10 8 (1.05%) Back Office
11 7 (0.92%) Billing
11 7 (0.92%) Local Government
12 5 (0.66%) Retail
13 4 (0.53%) Games
14 2 (0.26%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 104 (13.67%) Analyst
1 104 (13.67%) Architect
2 79 (10.38%) Developer
3 61 (8.02%) Consultant
4 49 (6.44%) Project Manager
5 47 (6.18%) Software Engineer
6 46 (6.04%) Network Engineer
7 30 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
7 30 (3.94%) Support Analyst
8 25 (3.29%) Security Consultant
9 23 (3.02%) Python Engineer
9 23 (3.02%) Python Software Engineer
10 22 (2.89%) Service Analyst
11 21 (2.76%) Service Desk Analyst
11 21 (2.76%) Software Developer
12 20 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
13 18 (2.37%) Senior Architect
13 18 (2.37%) Team Leader
14 17 (2.23%) Java Engineer
14 17 (2.23%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.99%) .NET
2 36 (4.73%) AngularJS
3 35 (4.60%) Web Services
4 23 (3.02%) Django
5 20 (2.63%) J2EE
5 20 (2.63%) SAP Fiori
6 19 (2.50%) XML
7 16 (2.10%) HTML
7 16 (2.10%) Node.js
7 16 (2.10%) React
8 14 (1.84%) Vue.js
9 13 (1.71%) IDoc
10 12 (1.58%) SOAP
11 10 (1.31%) CSS
11 10 (1.31%) Gherkin
12 9 (1.18%) CGI
13 8 (1.05%) JMS
13 8 (1.05%) jQuery
13 8 (1.05%) SAP ALE
13 8 (1.05%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 72 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (8.15%) Self-Motivation
3 49 (6.44%) Data Centre
4 31 (4.07%) Management Information System
5 30 (3.94%) Computer Science
6 24 (3.15%) Driving Licence
7 16 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.71%) Algorithms
9 11 (1.45%) PKI
10 10 (1.31%) Device Driver
10 10 (1.31%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.05%) CESG
13 7 (0.92%) User Experience
14 6 (0.79%) PMI
14 6 (0.79%) Robotics
15 5 (0.66%) CCTV
15 5 (0.66%) Cloud Native
15 5 (0.66%) Internet of Things
15 5 (0.66%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 160 (21.02%) Windows
2 96 (12.61%) Linux
3 64 (8.41%) Windows Server
4 36 (4.73%) Unix
5 35 (4.60%) Windows 10
5 35 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (4.20%) Windows 7
7 27 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.58%) Android
9 10 (1.31%) Mac OS X
10 9 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.18%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.92%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.92%) CentOS
11 7 (0.92%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.92%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.66%) Debian
14 4 (0.53%) Solaris
14 4 (0.53%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (16.43%) ITIL
3 85 (11.17%) Problem-Solving
4 82 (10.78%) Software Engineering
5 69 (9.07%) Cybersecurity
6 68 (8.94%) Project Management
7 56 (7.36%) Service Delivery
8 52 (6.83%) DevOps
9 49 (6.44%) Open Source
10 48 (6.31%) ITIL V3
11 47 (6.18%) Information Security
12 42 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
13 41 (5.39%) Customer Requirements
13 41 (5.39%) PRINCE2
14 37 (4.86%) Change Management
15 36 (4.73%) Continuous Improvement
16 35 (4.60%) Programme Management
16 35 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
17 32 (4.20%) Validation
18 31 (4.07%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 117 (15.37%) C
2 102 (13.40%) Java
3 90 (11.83%) SQL
4 85 (11.17%) C++
5 81 (10.64%) Python
6 65 (8.54%) JavaScript
7 63 (8.28%) C#
8 31 (4.07%) PowerShell
9 22 (2.89%) ABAP
10 21 (2.76%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.71%) Go
11 13 (1.71%) Ruby
12 11 (1.45%) Ada
13 10 (1.31%) VB
14 7 (0.92%) VBScript
15 5 (0.66%) MATLAB
15 5 (0.66%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.66%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.53%) Perl
16 4 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 761 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 117 (15.37%) Degree
3 110 (14.45%) DV Cleared
4 66 (8.67%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (4.47%) CCNA
6 31 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (3.81%) MCSE
8 24 (3.15%) CCNP
9 22 (2.89%) CISSP
10 21 (2.76%) PMI Certification
11 20 (2.63%) CCIE
12 18 (2.37%) PMP
13 15 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (1.84%) CCDP
15 11 (1.45%) ISEB
15 11 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 11 (1.45%) LPIC
15 11 (1.45%) OSCP
16 9 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 8 (1.05%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.70%) SLA
2 19 (2.50%) QA
3 16 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.45%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.45%) GPG13
5 10 (1.31%) PMO
6 7 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.92%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.39%) DO-254
7 3 (0.39%) GAAP
7 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.26%) Def Stans
8 2 (0.26%) GDPR
8 2 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.26%) MISRA
8 2 (0.26%) MISRA C
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 83 (10.91%) Active Directory
2 64 (8.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (4.73%) vSphere
4 24 (3.15%) Docker
5 18 (2.37%) Hyper-V
6 16 (2.10%) Virtual Servers
7 14 (1.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 14 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.18%) VirtualBox
8 9 (1.18%) VMware NSX
9 8 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.26%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.26%) HDFS
11 2 (0.26%) vCloud
12 1 (0.13%) iptables
Systems Management
1 43 (5.65%) SCCM
2 28 (3.68%) SCOM
3 20 (2.63%) Ansible
4 18 (2.37%) HP ALM
4 18 (2.37%) Puppet
5 15 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.84%) Kubernetes
7 9 (1.18%) Salt
7 9 (1.18%) vCenter Server
8 7 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 6 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (0.79%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.53%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.53%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.39%) vRealize
13 2 (0.26%) QRadar
13 2 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 155 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 99 (13.01%) Cisco
3 82 (10.78%) VMware
4 77 (10.12%) SAP
5 56 (7.36%) Oracle
6 49 (6.44%) Juniper
7 27 (3.55%) HP
8 21 (2.76%) EMC
9 16 (2.10%) Fujitsu
10 12 (1.58%) CheckPoint
10 12 (1.58%) Palo Alto
11 10 (1.31%) Capita
11 10 (1.31%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.18%) CommVault
12 9 (1.18%) Isilon
12 9 (1.18%) Zscaler
13 8 (1.05%) Brocade
13 8 (1.05%) SolarWinds
14 7 (0.92%) Symantec
15 6 (0.79%) Citrix