Period
to 26 July 2021

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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 69 57 69
Rank change year-on-year -12 +12 +53
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 692 580 1,154
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.24% 4.74% 4.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.82% 18.32% 15.38%
Number of salaries quoted 349 299 590
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £29,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £39,500 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £72,500 £62,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,750 £77,500
England median annual salary £55,086 £51,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +8.01% -2.86% +10.53%

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 4,375 3,166 7,504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.79% 25.86% 28.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2,551 2,337 5,577
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,125 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in the South East over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021. 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 -30 303 £56,375 +12.75% 52
Thames Valley +27 288 £60,000 +20.00% 43
Berkshire +19 232 £70,000 +27.27% 31
Surrey +17 94 £52,500 +5.00% 35
Buckinghamshire -18 33 £52,500 -13.93% 4
Oxfordshire -3 24 £52,683 +17.07% 8
West Sussex -31 5 £60,000 +9.09% 12
Kent -35 2 - - 1
M4 Corridor -4 1 £70,000 -30.00%
East Sussex -54 1 £85,000 +93.18%
Home Counties - 1 £40,000 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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.

1 692 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 272 (39.31%) Agile Software Development
3 189 (27.31%) Social Skills
4 139 (20.09%) Azure
5 126 (18.21%) DevOps
6 117 (16.91%) Problem-Solving
7 103 (14.88%) Microsoft
8 101 (14.60%) Scrum
8 101 (14.60%) DV Cleared
9 95 (13.73%) Cybersecurity
10 88 (12.72%) ITIL
11 83 (11.99%) Windows
11 83 (11.99%) Linux
12 81 (11.71%) AWS
13 80 (11.56%) Java
14 79 (11.42%) Terraform
15 77 (11.13%) SQL
16 75 (10.84%) Docker
17 73 (10.55%) Public Sector
17 73 (10.55%) Software Engineering
18 69 (9.97%) C#
19 66 (9.54%) Project Management
19 66 (9.54%) Infrastructure as Code
20 64 (9.25%) .NET
20 64 (9.25%) Oracle
21 61 (8.82%) Cisco
21 61 (8.82%) Ansible
22 60 (8.67%) Coaching
23 59 (8.53%) Degree
24 58 (8.38%) VMware

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 15 (2.17%) Confluence
2 14 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.01%) Tomcat
4 6 (0.87%) IIS
5 5 (0.72%) GlassFish
5 5 (0.72%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.43%) JBoss
7 2 (0.29%) Apache
7 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.14%) Jetty
8 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.14%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.14%) WildFly
Applications
1 13 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (3.18%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 139 (20.09%) Azure
2 81 (11.71%) AWS
3 35 (5.06%) Microsoft 365
4 28 (4.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (3.76%) GitHub
6 23 (3.32%) Serverless
7 21 (3.03%) SaaS
8 19 (2.75%) Azure Key Vault
9 14 (2.02%) GCP
10 13 (1.88%) PaaS
11 11 (1.59%) IaaS
11 11 (1.59%) Power Platform
12 6 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
13 5 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.58%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 3 (0.43%) Miro
15 3 (0.43%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.43%) Snowflake
16 2 (0.29%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.20%) Firewall
2 34 (4.91%) WAN
3 27 (3.90%) TCP/IP
4 26 (3.76%) LAN
5 22 (3.18%) Network Security
6 19 (2.75%) SSH
7 18 (2.60%) MPLS
7 18 (2.60%) VPN
8 14 (2.02%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (2.02%) DNS
9 10 (1.45%) BGP
9 10 (1.45%) VSAN
10 9 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (1.30%) DHCP
10 9 (1.30%) Internet
10 9 (1.30%) OSPF
10 9 (1.30%) SAN
11 8 (1.16%) Ethernet
11 8 (1.16%) IP Telephony
12 5 (0.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.62%) Big Data
3 15 (2.17%) Oracle BI EE
4 13 (1.88%) Oracle Database
4 13 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (1.59%) Oracle ODI
6 9 (1.30%) Data Lake
6 9 (1.30%) Power BI
7 6 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (0.87%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.43%) PowerCenter
10 2 (0.29%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.29%) MySQL
11 1 (0.14%) DataStage
11 1 (0.14%) EDRMS
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 51 (7.37%) Jenkins
2 47 (6.79%) JIRA
3 25 (3.61%) Selenium
3 25 (3.61%) SoapUI
4 10 (1.45%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.87%) Bitbucket
5 6 (0.87%) Cucumber
5 6 (0.87%) GitLab
5 6 (0.87%) HP UFT
5 6 (0.87%) LoadRunner
5 6 (0.87%) Robot Framework
5 6 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (0.72%) JMeter
6 5 (0.72%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (0.72%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (0.58%) REST Assured
8 3 (0.43%) IDA Disassembler
8 3 (0.43%) Maven
General
1 189 (27.31%) Social Skills
2 73 (10.55%) Public Sector
3 53 (7.66%) Military
4 47 (6.79%) Finance
5 30 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (3.61%) Telecoms
7 23 (3.32%) Influencing Skills
7 23 (3.32%) Legal
8 18 (2.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 17 (2.46%) Marketing
10 16 (2.31%) Electronics
10 16 (2.31%) Law
11 12 (1.73%) Manufacturing
12 11 (1.59%) Billing
12 11 (1.59%) Presentation Skills
13 9 (1.30%) Aerospace
14 8 (1.16%) Local Government
15 6 (0.87%) Banking
16 5 (0.72%) Games
16 5 (0.72%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 133 (19.22%) Architect
2 78 (11.27%) Developer
3 61 (8.82%) Analyst
4 50 (7.23%) DevOps Engineer
5 44 (6.36%) Network Engineer
6 39 (5.64%) Consultant
7 36 (5.20%) Solutions Architect
7 36 (5.20%) Test Analyst
8 35 (5.06%) Data Architect
9 34 (4.91%) Systems Engineer
10 30 (4.34%) Project Manager
11 26 (3.76%) C# Developer
12 25 (3.61%) Java Developer
13 24 (3.47%) Support Engineer
14 23 (3.32%) Technical Leader
15 22 (3.18%) Senior DevOps
15 22 (3.18%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 20 (2.89%) IT Manager
16 20 (2.89%) Software Engineer
17 18 (2.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (9.25%) .NET
2 48 (6.94%) Web Services
3 32 (4.62%) REST
3 32 (4.62%) Spring
4 28 (4.05%) Middleware
5 25 (3.61%) RESTful
6 22 (3.18%) Hibernate
7 21 (3.03%) GraphQL
7 21 (3.03%) JavaBeans
8 19 (2.75%) OAuth
8 19 (2.75%) OAuth2
9 15 (2.17%) React
10 13 (1.88%) CSS
11 11 (1.59%) .NET Core
11 11 (1.59%) AngularJS
12 10 (1.45%) HTML
12 10 (1.45%) SOAP
13 9 (1.30%) Vue.js
14 7 (1.01%) Elastic Stack
15 6 (0.87%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 33 (4.77%) Data Centre
2 29 (4.19%) Driving Licence
3 27 (3.90%) Cloud Native
4 21 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (2.89%) Public Cloud
6 18 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 17 (2.46%) PKI
8 15 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (1.59%) Cybercrime
9 11 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.16%) PMI
11 6 (0.87%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.87%) iPhone
12 4 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.58%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.58%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.43%) CMDB
13 3 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.43%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 83 (11.99%) Linux
1 83 (11.99%) Windows
2 50 (7.23%) Windows Server
3 27 (3.90%) CentOS
4 22 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (2.89%) Windows 10
6 18 (2.60%) Ubuntu
7 17 (2.46%) Debian
8 15 (2.17%) Windows Server 2016
9 13 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.73%) Windows Server 2019
11 9 (1.30%) Android
11 9 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.72%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.72%) Unix
13 2 (0.29%) AIX
13 2 (0.29%) VMS
14 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (39.31%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (18.21%) DevOps
3 117 (16.91%) Problem-Solving
4 101 (14.60%) Scrum
5 95 (13.73%) Cybersecurity
6 88 (12.72%) ITIL
7 73 (10.55%) Software Engineering
8 66 (9.54%) Infrastructure as Code
8 66 (9.54%) Project Management
9 60 (8.67%) Coaching
10 58 (8.38%) Open Source
11 57 (8.24%) Configuration Management
12 53 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
13 52 (7.51%) Analytics
14 50 (7.23%) Software Testing
15 43 (6.21%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 43 (6.21%) TDD
15 43 (6.21%) Test Automation
16 41 (5.92%) Systems Engineering
17 40 (5.78%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 80 (11.56%) Java
2 77 (11.13%) SQL
3 69 (9.97%) C#
4 55 (7.95%) C
5 49 (7.08%) Python
6 37 (5.35%) JavaScript
7 35 (5.06%) C++
8 29 (4.19%) PL/SQL
9 28 (4.05%) Java 8
10 23 (3.32%) Bash Shell
11 19 (2.75%) Delphi
12 16 (2.31%) PowerShell
13 10 (1.45%) Ruby
14 5 (0.72%) Go
14 5 (0.72%) Groovy
15 3 (0.43%) Perl
15 3 (0.43%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.43%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.29%) Kotlin
16 2 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 692 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 101 (14.60%) DV Cleared
3 59 (8.53%) Degree
4 54 (7.80%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (5.20%) CCNA
6 30 (4.34%) CCNP
7 28 (4.05%) ISTQB
8 21 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (2.31%) ISEB
10 14 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
10 14 (2.02%) CISSP
10 14 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 14 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (1.59%) A+ Certification
11 11 (1.59%) CCDP
12 10 (1.45%) AWS Certification
13 9 (1.30%) CESG Certified Professional
14 8 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (1.16%) PMI Certification
15 7 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (7.37%) SLA
2 26 (3.76%) Cyber Essentials
2 26 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.89%) QA
4 17 (2.46%) NCSC
5 16 (2.31%) NIST
6 15 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 7 (1.01%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.72%) RMADS
9 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.43%) Def Stans
9 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.43%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.29%) PMO
11 1 (0.14%) GDPR
11 1 (0.14%) GLP
11 1 (0.14%) IASME
11 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 75 (10.84%) Docker
2 47 (6.79%) Active Directory
3 45 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (1.88%) Firmware
5 13 (1.88%) VMware NSX
6 11 (1.59%) Hyper-V
7 10 (1.45%) vSphere
8 4 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.43%) NFS
10 2 (0.29%) KVM
10 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.14%) Snort
11 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 79 (11.42%) Terraform
2 61 (8.82%) Ansible
3 46 (6.65%) Kubernetes
4 17 (2.46%) SCCM
5 12 (1.73%) HP ALM
5 12 (1.73%) Puppet
6 10 (1.45%) Packer
7 9 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (1.16%) WSUS
9 6 (0.87%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.72%) Consul
10 5 (0.72%) Grafana
10 5 (0.72%) Graphite
10 5 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.72%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.43%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 3 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
12 3 (0.43%) Kibana
12 3 (0.43%) QRadar
Vendors
1 103 (14.88%) Microsoft
2 64 (9.25%) Oracle
3 61 (8.82%) Cisco
4 58 (8.38%) VMware
5 33 (4.77%) SAP
6 19 (2.75%) Informatica
7 18 (2.60%) ServiceNow
8 16 (2.31%) HP
9 13 (1.88%) F5
10 12 (1.73%) Citrix
10 12 (1.73%) Juniper
11 11 (1.59%) Palo Alto
11 11 (1.59%) Splunk
12 8 (1.16%) SolarWinds
13 7 (1.01%) McAfee
13 7 (1.01%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.87%) Apple
14 6 (0.87%) CheckPoint
14 6 (0.87%) Dell
14 6 (0.87%) NetApp