Period
to 21 January 2022

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 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 91 62 78
Rank change year-on-year -29 +16 +15
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 618 455 876
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.45% 4.57% 3.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.24% 19.42% 13.94%
Number of salaries quoted 294 297 568
10th Percentile £35,900 £34,800 £34,910
25th Percentile £40,625 £41,117 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,467 £52,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.46% -8.70% +27.78%
75th Percentile £68,438 £67,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £53,933
% change year-on-year +4.35% +6.61% +7.87%

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 5,049 2,343 6,282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.15% 23.51% 27.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2,714 1,696 4,739
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £26,950
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,688 £34,731
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 21 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Hampshire -22 304 £60,000 +20.00% 66
Thames Valley -13 185 £55,000 -4.35% 39
Berkshire -23 105 £53,500 -14.40% 25
Surrey -6 102 £60,000 -7.69% 29
Buckinghamshire -24 57 £72,500 +50.65% 9
Oxfordshire - 23 £55,000 - 5
Kent -37 15 £42,500 +39.34% 4
West Sussex -3 6 £60,000 +4.35% 10
East Sussex -36 2 £78,750 +78.98% 1
Home Counties - 1 £44,000 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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.

1 618 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 183 (29.61%) Social Skills
3 175 (28.32%) Azure
4 165 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
5 146 (23.62%) Microsoft
6 125 (20.23%) AWS
7 122 (19.74%) Cybersecurity
8 108 (17.48%) Finance
9 99 (16.02%) Windows
10 89 (14.40%) Public Cloud
11 85 (13.75%) Linux
12 80 (12.94%) DV Cleared
13 79 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
14 73 (11.81%) Analytics
15 72 (11.65%) Adobe
16 70 (11.33%) Python
17 69 (11.17%) Apple
17 69 (11.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 68 (11.00%) Software Licensing
19 67 (10.84%) VMware
20 66 (10.68%) DevOps
21 63 (10.19%) Microsoft 365
22 62 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
23 60 (9.71%) SQL
24 59 (9.55%) Firewall
24 59 (9.55%) Cost Optimisation
25 57 (9.22%) Cisco
26 56 (9.06%) Public Sector
27 53 (8.58%) Windows Server
27 53 (8.58%) VMware Infrastructure

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 21 (3.40%) Confluence
2 19 (3.07%) GeoServer
3 15 (2.43%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.46%) IIS
5 5 (0.81%) Apache
5 5 (0.81%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.49%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.49%) Jetty
7 3 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.16%) CMS
8 1 (0.16%) JBoss
8 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.16%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.81%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.49%) InDesign
4 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.49%) Simulink
4 3 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 175 (28.32%) Azure
2 125 (20.23%) AWS
3 63 (10.19%) Microsoft 365
4 30 (4.85%) Power Platform
5 21 (3.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (2.27%) GitHub
6 14 (2.27%) PowerApps
6 14 (2.27%) SaaS
7 7 (1.13%) GCP
7 7 (1.13%) Serverless
8 6 (0.97%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.81%) PaaS
10 4 (0.65%) IaaS
11 3 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.49%) Azure Sentinel
12 2 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.32%) Azure Monitor
12 2 (0.32%) Google Play
12 2 (0.32%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 59 (9.55%) Firewall
2 29 (4.69%) Network Security
3 27 (4.37%) VPN
4 26 (4.21%) Unified Communications
5 21 (3.40%) HTTP
6 14 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
7 13 (2.10%) DNS
8 12 (1.94%) LAN
9 11 (1.78%) TCP/IP
10 10 (1.62%) SSL
10 10 (1.62%) WAN
10 10 (1.62%) Wireshark
11 9 (1.46%) DHCP
11 9 (1.46%) tcpdump
12 6 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (0.65%) Kerberos
15 3 (0.49%) 4G
15 3 (0.49%) LTE
15 3 (0.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.37%) Power BI
3 21 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (3.24%) GIS
5 19 (3.07%) Big Data
5 19 (3.07%) QGIS
6 15 (2.43%) Oracle Database
7 14 (2.27%) MySQL
8 11 (1.78%) QlikView
8 11 (1.78%) Tableau
9 9 (1.46%) Hadoop
10 8 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.13%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.81%) Data Lake
13 5 (0.81%) InfluxDB
13 5 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.65%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
14 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 41 (6.63%) JIRA
2 40 (6.47%) Jenkins
3 34 (5.50%) Git (software)
4 21 (3.40%) TestRail
5 17 (2.75%) Bitbucket
6 11 (1.78%) GitLab
6 11 (1.78%) Selenium
7 6 (0.97%) Maven
7 6 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (0.97%) SoapUI
7 6 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.65%) Android Studio
8 4 (0.65%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.49%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.49%) Subversion
10 2 (0.32%) eggPlant
10 2 (0.32%) Rational Functional Tester
10 2 (0.32%) TestLink
10 2 (0.32%) Zephyr
General
1 183 (29.61%) Social Skills
2 108 (17.48%) Finance
3 69 (11.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 62 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
5 56 (9.06%) Public Sector
6 42 (6.80%) Telecoms
7 27 (4.37%) Military
8 22 (3.56%) Organisational Skills
8 22 (3.56%) Presentation Skills
9 15 (2.43%) Law
10 14 (2.27%) Influencing Skills
11 8 (1.29%) Aerospace
11 8 (1.29%) Documentation Skills
11 8 (1.29%) Multimedia
11 8 (1.29%) Retail
12 7 (1.13%) Games
12 7 (1.13%) Local Government
13 6 (0.97%) Billing
13 6 (0.97%) Legal
13 6 (0.97%) Police
Job Titles
1 108 (17.48%) Consultant
2 96 (15.53%) Analyst
3 79 (12.78%) Cloud Consultant
4 51 (8.25%) Developer
5 46 (7.44%) Architect
6 43 (6.96%) Software Engineer
7 32 (5.18%) Business Analyst
7 32 (5.18%) Project Manager
8 27 (4.37%) Security Engineer
9 26 (4.21%) Cisco Engineer
9 26 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
9 26 (4.21%) Test Analyst
10 24 (3.88%) Automation Test Analyst
10 24 (3.88%) IT Manager
10 24 (3.88%) Technical Consultant
11 20 (3.24%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 20 (3.24%) Firewall Engineer
11 20 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
12 19 (3.07%) Geospatial Engineer
13 17 (2.75%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (5.83%) CSS
2 25 (4.05%) React
3 22 (3.56%) REST
4 19 (3.07%) .NET
4 19 (3.07%) Leaflet
4 19 (3.07%) OpenLayers
4 19 (3.07%) PostGIS
5 17 (2.75%) HTML
6 11 (1.78%) Spring
7 10 (1.62%) Web Services
8 9 (1.46%) XML
9 8 (1.29%) HTML5
9 8 (1.29%) SOAP
10 7 (1.13%) Elastic Stack
11 6 (0.97%) .NET Core
11 6 (0.97%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.97%) Entity Framework
11 6 (0.97%) Kafka
11 6 (0.97%) LINQ
11 6 (0.97%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 89 (14.40%) Public Cloud
2 40 (6.47%) Data Centre
3 31 (5.02%) Cyber Defence
4 26 (4.21%) Cyberattack
5 24 (3.88%) Cybercrime
6 21 (3.40%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.91%) Driving Licence
8 12 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (1.62%) PKI
10 10 (1.62%) Smartphone
11 9 (1.46%) e-Learning
12 8 (1.29%) Replication
13 7 (1.13%) Algorithms
13 7 (1.13%) FPGA
14 6 (0.97%) Clustering
14 6 (0.97%) Learning Management System
15 5 (0.81%) NHS
15 5 (0.81%) SCORM
15 5 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 99 (16.02%) Windows
2 85 (13.75%) Linux
3 53 (8.58%) Windows Server
4 49 (7.93%) Windows 10
5 21 (3.40%) Ubuntu
6 15 (2.43%) Unix
7 7 (1.13%) CentOS
7 7 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.97%) Android
9 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.65%) VMS
10 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.49%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.49%) Solaris
11 3 (0.49%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.49%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (19.74%) Cybersecurity
3 79 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
4 73 (11.81%) Analytics
5 68 (11.00%) Software Licensing
6 66 (10.68%) DevOps
7 59 (9.55%) Cost Optimisation
8 53 (8.58%) Software Engineering
9 52 (8.41%) Test Automation
10 49 (7.93%) ITIL
11 48 (7.77%) Project Management
12 47 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
13 40 (6.47%) Creative Thinking
14 39 (6.31%) Open Source
14 39 (6.31%) SDLC
15 36 (5.83%) Decision-Making
16 33 (5.34%) Scrum
17 32 (5.18%) Customer Requirements
18 31 (5.02%) FinOps
18 31 (5.02%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 70 (11.33%) Python
2 60 (9.71%) SQL
3 42 (6.80%) C#
4 41 (6.63%) Java
5 36 (5.83%) JavaScript
6 33 (5.34%) C
7 27 (4.37%) PowerShell
8 23 (3.72%) C++
9 17 (2.75%) Bash
9 17 (2.75%) Perl
10 15 (2.43%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.29%) Ruby
11 8 (1.29%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.13%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.81%) Go
13 5 (0.81%) Java 8
13 5 (0.81%) R
14 4 (0.65%) Kotlin
14 4 (0.65%) MATLAB
14 4 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 618 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 80 (12.94%) DV Cleared
3 43 (6.96%) Degree
4 30 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (4.37%) ISTQB
6 25 (4.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (2.75%) CCNA
8 12 (1.94%) CCNP
9 11 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.29%) A+ Certification
12 7 (1.13%) CISSP
13 6 (0.97%) CISM
13 6 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 6 (0.97%) JNCIA
14 5 (0.81%) CREST Certified
14 5 (0.81%) HNC
14 5 (0.81%) HND
14 5 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (7.12%) SLA
2 13 (2.10%) Cyber Essentials
2 13 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (2.10%) QA
3 7 (1.13%) PMO
4 6 (0.97%) NCSC
5 5 (0.81%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.81%) RMADS
6 3 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.49%) GRC
6 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.49%) NIST
7 2 (0.32%) COBIT
7 2 (0.32%) GDPR
7 2 (0.32%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.16%) AQAP
8 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 53 (8.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (8.41%) Active Directory
3 33 (5.34%) Docker
4 11 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.97%) Firmware
6 5 (0.81%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.81%) KVM
6 5 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.81%) vSphere
6 5 (0.81%) Xen
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.16%) Openswan
7 1 (0.16%) Postfix
7 1 (0.16%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.16%) Snort
7 1 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 29 (4.69%) Ansible
2 25 (4.05%) Kubernetes
2 25 (4.05%) SCCM
3 23 (3.72%) Terraform
4 20 (3.24%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (2.27%) Puppet
6 8 (1.29%) Grafana
7 7 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.13%) Prometheus
7 7 (1.13%) vCenter Server
8 5 (0.81%) Data Guard
8 5 (0.81%) logstash
8 5 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (0.65%) SCOM
9 4 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.65%) WSUS
10 3 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.49%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.49%) Packer
Vendors
1 146 (23.62%) Microsoft
2 72 (11.65%) Adobe
3 69 (11.17%) Apple
4 67 (10.84%) VMware
5 57 (9.22%) Cisco
6 39 (6.31%) Juniper
7 37 (5.99%) CheckPoint
8 32 (5.18%) Palo Alto
9 29 (4.69%) Oracle
10 25 (4.05%) McAfee
11 23 (3.72%) F5
12 22 (3.56%) Fortinet
13 18 (2.91%) Atlassian
14 16 (2.59%) Red Hat
15 10 (1.62%) SAP
16 9 (1.46%) Google
16 9 (1.46%) Splunk
17 8 (1.29%) HP
17 8 (1.29%) Veeam
18 7 (1.13%) Dell