Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 58 76 92
Rank change year-on-year +18 +16 +37
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 461 862 897
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.66% 3.70% 3.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.68% 13.61% 11.84%
Number of salaries quoted 377 633 553
Median annual salary £55,000 £59,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.78% +24.21% +2.15%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £22,650
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £54,000 £52,095
% change year-on-year +6.48% +3.66% +15.77%

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 2,342 6,335 7,574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.67% 27.17% 28.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,688 4,781 5,834
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,955 £27,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 +6 253 £50,000 -13.04% 54
Thames Valley +16 133 £60,000 -6.25% 18
Berkshire -6 97 £65,000 - 13
Surrey +12 40 £57,500 -8.00% 11
Buckinghamshire +70 38 £57,500 +16.75% 4
West Sussex +28 21 £57,500 +4.55% 8
East Sussex +42 11 £44,000 -
Kent +31 5 £30,500 -44.55%
M4 Corridor - 4 £65,000 -
Oxfordshire +30 1 £45,000 - 1
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 461 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 132 (28.63%) VMware
3 123 (26.68%) Windows
4 118 (25.60%) Microsoft
5 114 (24.73%) Active Directory
6 107 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 83 (18.00%) DevOps
8 82 (17.79%) Linux
9 79 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
10 71 (15.40%) DNS
11 70 (15.18%) ITIL
11 70 (15.18%) Public Sector
12 68 (14.75%) SQL
12 68 (14.75%) Service Management
13 66 (14.32%) Cisco
14 64 (13.88%) Firewall
15 62 (13.45%) Java
16 60 (13.02%) Windows Server 2012
17 56 (12.15%) Windows Server 2016
18 55 (11.93%) Terraform
19 54 (11.71%) AWS
20 52 (11.28%) Azure
21 51 (11.06%) DV Cleared
21 51 (11.06%) DHCP
22 49 (10.63%) SCCM
22 49 (10.63%) Spring
22 49 (10.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 47 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
24 45 (9.76%) Windows 10
24 45 (9.76%) VMware ESXi

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 41 (8.89%) Apache
2 35 (7.59%) Elasticsearch
3 34 (7.38%) Apache Spark
4 23 (4.99%) MS Exchange
5 18 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (2.39%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.52%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.87%) IIS
9 4 (0.87%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.65%) MS Project Server
10 3 (0.65%) nginx
11 2 (0.43%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.22%) CMS
12 1 (0.22%) Confluence
12 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.30%) SAP PM
2 3 (0.65%) Oracle Payroll
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (0.43%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.43%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.43%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.43%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.22%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.22%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 54 (11.71%) AWS
2 52 (11.28%) Azure
3 37 (8.03%) GCP
4 34 (7.38%) GitHub
4 34 (7.38%) Stackdriver
5 27 (5.86%) SaaS
6 24 (5.21%) PaaS
7 20 (4.34%) Office 365
8 19 (4.12%) IaaS
9 16 (3.47%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (1.95%) Power Platform
11 4 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.43%) Power Automate
12 2 (0.43%) PowerApps
13 1 (0.22%) Amazon ECS
13 1 (0.22%) Amazon EKS
13 1 (0.22%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 1 (0.22%) MinIO
13 1 (0.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 71 (15.40%) DNS
2 64 (13.88%) Firewall
3 51 (11.06%) DHCP
4 26 (5.64%) WAN
5 23 (4.99%) OSPF
6 22 (4.77%) SAN
7 19 (4.12%) BGP
7 19 (4.12%) VSAN
8 18 (3.90%) LAN
9 17 (3.69%) BIG-IP
9 17 (3.69%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (3.47%) Network Security
10 16 (3.47%) VPN
11 15 (3.25%) TCP/IP
11 15 (3.25%) VoIP
12 13 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
12 13 (2.82%) IPsec
12 13 (2.82%) Skype
13 12 (2.60%) Software-Defined Networking
14 9 (1.95%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (9.33%) PostgreSQL
2 29 (6.29%) Big Data
3 26 (5.64%) SQL Server
4 10 (2.17%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.95%) MongoDB
5 9 (1.95%) Power BI
6 8 (1.74%) GIS
7 7 (1.52%) MariaDB
8 5 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.65%) QGIS
10 2 (0.43%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.22%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 34 (7.38%) Gradle
2 16 (3.47%) Git (software)
2 16 (3.47%) Jenkins
3 14 (3.04%) JIRA
4 8 (1.74%) GitLab
5 5 (1.08%) LabVIEW
6 4 (0.87%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.43%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.43%) JUnit
7 2 (0.43%) Mockito
7 2 (0.43%) NUnit
7 2 (0.43%) Selenium
7 2 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.43%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.22%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.22%) Eclipse RCP
8 1 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.22%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 70 (15.18%) Public Sector
2 31 (6.72%) Military
3 23 (4.99%) Finance
4 14 (3.04%) Aerospace
5 13 (2.82%) Advertising
6 11 (2.39%) Electronics
7 5 (1.08%) Law
7 5 (1.08%) Local Government
8 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.43%) Legal
9 2 (0.43%) Marketing
9 2 (0.43%) Retail
9 2 (0.43%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.22%) Police
Job Titles
1 73 (15.84%) Developer
2 46 (9.98%) Architect
3 41 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 39 (8.46%) Network Engineer
5 30 (6.51%) Java Developer
6 28 (6.07%) Support Engineer
7 26 (5.64%) Senior Developer
8 25 (5.42%) Analyst
8 25 (5.42%) Consultant
8 25 (5.42%) Digital Developer
9 22 (4.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 21 (4.56%) Cloud Architect
11 18 (3.90%) Digital Transformation
11 18 (3.90%) Platform Engineer
12 17 (3.69%) DevOps Engineer
12 17 (3.69%) IT Engineer
12 17 (3.69%) Junior
13 16 (3.47%) 3rd Line Support
13 16 (3.47%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 16 (3.47%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (10.63%) Spring
2 38 (8.24%) Spring Integration
3 34 (7.38%) RabbitMQ
4 25 (5.42%) Spring Boot
5 20 (4.34%) RESTful
6 16 (3.47%) JSON
7 11 (2.39%) Web Services
8 10 (2.17%) .NET
9 9 (1.95%) REST
10 8 (1.74%) Node.js
11 7 (1.52%) CSS
11 7 (1.52%) HTML
11 7 (1.52%) Java EE
12 5 (1.08%) AngularJS
12 5 (1.08%) Apache Camel
12 5 (1.08%) Apache Flex
13 4 (0.87%) Express
13 4 (0.87%) GraphQL
13 4 (0.87%) Hibernate
13 4 (0.87%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (9.33%) Data Centre
3 40 (8.68%) Public Cloud
4 17 (3.69%) PKI
5 13 (2.82%) Driving Licence
5 13 (2.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 12 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.39%) Algorithms
7 11 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.74%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.52%) VHDL
11 6 (1.30%) Cybercrime
11 6 (1.30%) NHS
12 5 (1.08%) Acoustics
12 5 (1.08%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.87%) ASIC
13 4 (0.87%) Security Operations Centre
14 3 (0.65%) Clustering
14 3 (0.65%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 123 (26.68%) Windows
2 82 (17.79%) Linux
3 60 (13.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 56 (12.15%) Windows Server 2016
5 45 (9.76%) Windows 10
6 40 (8.68%) Windows Server 2019
7 39 (8.46%) Windows Server
8 24 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (4.34%) CentOS
10 19 (4.12%) Windows 7
11 10 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.30%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.65%) VxWorks
14 2 (0.43%) Android
14 2 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.43%) Unix
15 1 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (18.00%) DevOps
2 79 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (15.18%) ITIL
4 68 (14.75%) Service Management
5 49 (10.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 47 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
7 40 (8.68%) ITSM
8 39 (8.46%) Continuous Improvement
9 34 (7.38%) API Integration
10 30 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
11 29 (6.29%) ITIL V3
11 29 (6.29%) Microservices
12 26 (5.64%) Project Management
13 25 (5.42%) IT Strategy
14 23 (4.99%) Mentoring
14 23 (4.99%) Risk Management
15 22 (4.77%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (4.77%) Cybersecurity
15 22 (4.77%) Scrum
16 20 (4.34%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 68 (14.75%) SQL
2 62 (13.45%) Java
3 42 (9.11%) Python
4 30 (6.51%) C
5 25 (5.42%) PowerShell
5 25 (5.42%) Scala
6 17 (3.69%) C++
7 14 (3.04%) Bash Shell
7 14 (3.04%) C#
7 14 (3.04%) JavaScript
8 12 (2.60%) Shell Script
9 9 (1.95%) MATLAB
10 8 (1.74%) PHP
11 5 (1.08%) Embedded C
11 5 (1.08%) Embedded C++
12 4 (0.87%) ES6
12 4 (0.87%) Ruby
13 3 (0.65%) ABAP
13 3 (0.65%) Ada
13 3 (0.65%) Ada 95
Qualifications
1 461 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 51 (11.06%) DV Cleared
3 42 (9.11%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (8.03%) CCNA
5 35 (7.59%) Degree
6 28 (6.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (5.86%) CCNP
8 24 (5.21%) BPSS Clearance
9 18 (3.90%) MCSE
10 17 (3.69%) MCSA
11 15 (3.25%) CISSP
11 15 (3.25%) MCP
12 13 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (2.60%) VCP6
14 9 (1.95%) CISM
14 9 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (1.74%) CESG Certified Professional
15 8 (1.74%) ISTQB
16 7 (1.52%) A+ Certification
17 6 (1.30%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.51%) SLA
2 12 (2.60%) QA
3 11 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (2.17%) NCSC
5 9 (1.95%) NIST
6 6 (1.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.87%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.87%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.87%) RMADS
9 3 (0.65%) GDPR
9 3 (0.65%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (0.65%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.22%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.22%) NEBOSH
10 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 114 (24.73%) Active Directory
2 107 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (9.76%) VMware ESXi
4 42 (9.11%) vSphere
5 41 (8.89%) VMware NSX
6 31 (6.72%) Hyper-V
7 30 (6.51%) Virtual Servers
8 19 (4.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 16 (3.47%) Docker
10 6 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.65%) XenApp
13 2 (0.43%) NFS
13 2 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.22%) Firmware
14 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 55 (11.93%) Terraform
2 49 (10.63%) SCCM
3 36 (7.81%) Kubernetes
4 34 (7.38%) Grafana
5 21 (4.56%) SCOM
6 20 (4.34%) Ansible
6 20 (4.34%) SCVMM
7 19 (4.12%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (1.74%) Rsyslog
9 7 (1.52%) WSUS
10 5 (1.08%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (1.08%) Sonobuoy
11 4 (0.87%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.87%) Puppet
11 4 (0.87%) SCSM
12 2 (0.43%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.43%) Packer
12 2 (0.43%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 132 (28.63%) VMware
2 118 (25.60%) Microsoft
3 66 (14.32%) Cisco
4 44 (9.54%) ServiceNow
5 43 (9.33%) Splunk
6 39 (8.46%) Google
7 31 (6.72%) SolarWinds
8 26 (5.64%) Oracle
9 21 (4.56%) F5
9 21 (4.56%) Palo Alto
10 17 (3.69%) Veeam
11 16 (3.47%) Juniper
11 16 (3.47%) Red Hat
12 14 (3.04%) Dell
13 11 (2.39%) SAP
14 10 (2.17%) EMC
15 9 (1.95%) Atlassian
15 9 (1.95%) HP
16 8 (1.74%) Citrix
17 5 (1.08%) Symantec