Period
to 20 June 2019

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 20 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 115 91
Rank change year-on-year +54 -24 -1
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 1,222 835 913
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.66% 2.78% 3.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.24% 10.57% 11.04%
Number of salaries quoted 611 554 691
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -5.26%

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 7,525 7,900 8,268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.69% 26.26% 28.22%
Number of salaries quoted 5,456 6,252 6,698
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.26%

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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019. 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 +13 775 £50,000 - 46
Thames Valley +73 223 £50,000 +4.17% 32
Surrey +77 195 £57,500 +27.78% 12
Berkshire +48 154 £53,750 +7.50% 20
Buckinghamshire +31 41 £42,500 -5.56% 10
West Sussex -18 28 £47,500 +46.15%
Oxfordshire +55 27 £45,000 +36.36% 2
Kent +17 8 £35,000 -26.32% 4
East Sussex +5 2 £35,875 -18.47% 1
Home Counties 0 2 £71,250 -20.83%
Middlesex - 1 £110,000 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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 1,222 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 384 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
3 286 (23.40%) DV Cleared
4 280 (22.91%) C++
5 262 (21.44%) Java
6 243 (19.89%) Software Engineering
7 239 (19.56%) Windows
8 234 (19.15%) C
9 222 (18.17%) Linux
10 209 (17.10%) Python
11 203 (16.61%) Degree
12 190 (15.55%) ITIL
13 186 (15.22%) C#
14 183 (14.98%) JavaScript
15 180 (14.73%) Microsoft
16 169 (13.83%) Problem-Solving
17 167 (13.67%) DevOps
18 146 (11.95%) Business Development
19 142 (11.62%) Self-Motivation
20 134 (10.97%) SQL
20 134 (10.97%) Analytics
21 132 (10.80%) VMware
22 130 (10.64%) Cybersecurity
22 130 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
23 129 (10.56%) Cisco
24 123 (10.07%) Docker
25 120 (9.82%) Data Analytics
26 117 (9.57%) Project Management
27 110 (9.00%) Mentoring
27 110 (9.00%) Open Source

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 22 (1.80%) SharePoint
2 20 (1.64%) MS Exchange
3 17 (1.39%) IIS
4 14 (1.15%) Apache
5 13 (1.06%) Apache Spark
6 11 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (0.82%) Confluence
8 9 (0.74%) MS Project Server
8 9 (0.74%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (0.65%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.57%) GeoServer
11 6 (0.49%) ArcGIS
12 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.33%) Hyperledger
14 3 (0.25%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 48 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.13%) Fireworks
3 16 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.49%) GNU Octave
7 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.082%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.65%) SAP HCM
1 8 (0.65%) SAP HR
2 6 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.33%) SAP BPC
3 4 (0.33%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.16%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.082%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.082%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.082%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.082%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.082%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.082%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.082%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 69 (5.65%) Amazon AWS
1 69 (5.65%) Office 365
2 59 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.47%) Serverless
4 17 (1.39%) Amazon S3
4 17 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
4 17 (1.39%) AWS Fargate
4 17 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (0.82%) SuccessFactors
6 9 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (0.65%) SaaS
8 6 (0.49%) Boomi
9 5 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (0.41%) Datadog
9 5 (0.41%) IaaS
9 5 (0.41%) PaaS
10 3 (0.25%) GitHub
10 3 (0.25%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 105 (8.59%) Firewall
2 58 (4.75%) TCP/IP
3 55 (4.50%) VPN
4 43 (3.52%) Cisco ASA
4 43 (3.52%) Network Security
5 42 (3.44%) WAN
6 40 (3.27%) LAN
7 37 (3.03%) Wireless
8 28 (2.29%) BIG-IP
9 26 (2.13%) IP Telephony
9 26 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
10 24 (1.96%) BGP
11 22 (1.80%) DNS
11 22 (1.80%) OSPF
12 19 (1.55%) DHCP
13 18 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (1.47%) Software-Defined Radio
14 16 (1.31%) VLAN
14 16 (1.31%) VoIP
15 14 (1.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.44%) MongoDB
3 29 (2.37%) Neo4j
4 25 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (1.96%) Big Data
6 18 (1.47%) GIS
7 17 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (1.23%) Hadoop
9 11 (0.90%) Oracle Database
9 11 (0.90%) Relational Database
10 10 (0.82%) Geospatial Data
10 10 (0.82%) RDBMS
10 10 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (0.65%) VoltDB
12 6 (0.49%) MySQL
12 6 (0.49%) Spatial Data
12 6 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 95 (7.77%) Git (software)
2 70 (5.73%) JIRA
3 64 (5.24%) Jenkins
4 53 (4.34%) GitLab
5 40 (3.27%) Vagrant
6 29 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 27 (2.21%) Bitbucket
8 22 (1.80%) JIRA Agile
9 17 (1.39%) Rational DOORS
10 15 (1.23%) Polyspace
11 14 (1.15%) VectorCAST
12 12 (0.98%) Visual Studio
13 9 (0.74%) AdminStudio
13 9 (0.74%) MSI
14 7 (0.57%) Subversion
15 6 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
16 5 (0.41%) Selenium
16 5 (0.41%) Travis CI
17 4 (0.33%) gulp
17 4 (0.33%) Maven
General
1 91 (7.45%) Finance
2 88 (7.20%) Military
3 74 (6.06%) Aerospace
4 63 (5.16%) Electronics
5 58 (4.75%) Legal
6 38 (3.11%) Telecoms
7 35 (2.86%) Law
8 28 (2.29%) Games
8 28 (2.29%) Manufacturing
9 27 (2.21%) Marketing
10 14 (1.15%) Advertising
10 14 (1.15%) Automotive
10 14 (1.15%) Billing
11 11 (0.90%) Avionics
12 8 (0.65%) Local Government
13 3 (0.25%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.16%) Front Office
14 2 (0.16%) Retail
15 1 (0.082%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 238 (19.48%) Developer
2 141 (11.54%) Architect
3 113 (9.25%) Software Engineer
4 105 (8.59%) Analyst
5 71 (5.81%) Project Manager
6 58 (4.75%) Software Developer
7 56 (4.58%) Consultant
7 56 (4.58%) Support Engineer
8 54 (4.42%) C++ Software Engineer
8 54 (4.42%) Java Developer
9 50 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 50 (4.09%) Security Architect
10 48 (3.93%) C++ Developer
11 46 (3.76%) Network Engineer
12 45 (3.68%) C# Developer
13 40 (3.27%) IT Engineer
13 40 (3.27%) Python Developer
14 37 (3.03%) C# Software Engineer
15 36 (2.95%) IT Support
16 35 (2.86%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (7.20%) AngularJS
2 76 (6.22%) .NET
3 73 (5.97%) HTML
3 73 (5.97%) Vue.js
4 67 (5.48%) Node.js
5 65 (5.32%) React
6 62 (5.07%) Spring
7 45 (3.68%) CSS
8 43 (3.52%) Django
9 38 (3.11%) Web Services
10 36 (2.95%) HTML5
10 36 (2.95%) SOAP
11 33 (2.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 32 (2.62%) ASP.NET
12 32 (2.62%) Qt
12 32 (2.62%) Velocity
13 29 (2.37%) XML
14 26 (2.13%) jQuery
15 22 (1.80%) REST
16 21 (1.72%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 142 (11.62%) Self-Motivation
2 130 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (5.48%) Algorithms
3 67 (5.48%) Data Centre
4 56 (4.58%) Management Information System
5 39 (3.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 34 (2.78%) VHDL
7 30 (2.45%) Cyberthreat
8 29 (2.37%) CESG
9 26 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
9 26 (2.13%) Robotics
10 17 (1.39%) 3D Graphics
10 17 (1.39%) User Experience
11 15 (1.23%) PKI
11 15 (1.23%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 13 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
12 13 (1.06%) Mobile App
12 13 (1.06%) Public Cloud
13 12 (0.98%) Driving Licence
13 12 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 239 (19.56%) Windows
2 222 (18.17%) Linux
3 84 (6.87%) Windows Server
4 60 (4.91%) Android
5 47 (3.85%) Windows 7
6 41 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (2.95%) Unix
8 32 (2.62%) Windows 10
9 30 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (1.72%) CentOS
12 19 (1.55%) Apple iOS
13 14 (1.15%) Windows XP
14 13 (1.06%) Ubuntu
14 13 (1.06%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.49%) Debian
16 5 (0.41%) DC/OS
17 1 (0.082%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.082%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (19.89%) Software Engineering
3 190 (15.55%) ITIL
4 169 (13.83%) Problem-Solving
5 167 (13.67%) DevOps
6 146 (11.95%) Business Development
7 134 (10.97%) Analytics
8 130 (10.64%) Cybersecurity
9 120 (9.82%) Data Analytics
10 117 (9.57%) Project Management
11 110 (9.00%) Mentoring
11 110 (9.00%) Open Source
12 105 (8.59%) TDD
13 97 (7.94%) Artificial Intelligence
14 96 (7.86%) Continuous Integration
15 87 (7.12%) Mathematics
15 87 (7.12%) Scrum
16 76 (6.22%) OO
17 74 (6.06%) Information Security
18 72 (5.89%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 280 (22.91%) C++
2 262 (21.44%) Java
3 234 (19.15%) C
4 209 (17.10%) Python
5 186 (15.22%) C#
6 183 (14.98%) JavaScript
7 134 (10.97%) SQL
8 67 (5.48%) Go
9 59 (4.83%) PowerShell
10 42 (3.44%) Ruby
11 26 (2.13%) PL/SQL
12 22 (1.80%) Java 8
13 21 (1.72%) Bash Shell
14 20 (1.64%) Kotlin
15 18 (1.47%) Shell Script
16 17 (1.39%) Ada
16 17 (1.39%) Scala
17 16 (1.31%) Rust
18 15 (1.23%) Assembly Language
19 14 (1.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,222 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 286 (23.40%) DV Cleared
3 203 (16.61%) Degree
4 70 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 44 (3.60%) CCNP
7 39 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
8 36 (2.95%) CCNA
9 35 (2.86%) MCSE
10 34 (2.78%) CESG Certified Professional
10 34 (2.78%) MCSA
11 32 (2.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 26 (2.13%) APMP
13 23 (1.88%) CISSP
13 23 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
14 21 (1.72%) CCIE
15 14 (1.15%) CTC Cleared
15 14 (1.15%) PhD
16 13 (1.06%) CCDP
16 13 (1.06%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (4.01%) SLA
3 36 (2.95%) Cyber Essentials
3 36 (2.95%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 34 (2.78%) PMO
5 23 (1.88%) QA
6 22 (1.80%) IEC 61508
7 15 (1.23%) Def Stans
7 15 (1.23%) NIST
8 14 (1.15%) JSP 440
9 12 (0.98%) ISO 22301
9 12 (0.98%) ISO 9001
9 12 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 11 (0.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 10 (0.82%) RMADS
12 9 (0.74%) GDPR
12 9 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 9 (0.74%) NCSC
13 8 (0.65%) PCI DSS
14 6 (0.49%) DO-254
System Software
1 123 (10.07%) Docker
2 97 (7.94%) Active Directory
3 58 (4.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (4.34%) Hyper-V
5 48 (3.93%) vSphere
6 30 (2.45%) Firmware
7 28 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (2.21%) VirtualBox
9 23 (1.88%) VMware NSX
10 16 (1.31%) vCloud
11 9 (0.74%) KVM
11 9 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.25%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.25%) NFS
14 3 (0.25%) Snort
15 2 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 1 (0.082%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 99 (8.10%) Ansible
2 43 (3.52%) SCCM
3 33 (2.70%) Puppet
4 30 (2.45%) Kubernetes
5 27 (2.21%) SCVMM
6 26 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (1.55%) Terraform
8 13 (1.06%) SCOM
9 10 (0.82%) HP ALM
10 9 (0.74%) Nagios
11 6 (0.49%) Salt
12 5 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.41%) Packer
12 5 (0.41%) Red Hat Satellite
12 5 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.41%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.41%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.33%) QRadar
Vendors
1 180 (14.73%) Microsoft
2 132 (10.80%) VMware
3 129 (10.56%) Cisco
4 71 (5.81%) Oracle
5 62 (5.07%) SAP
6 54 (4.42%) HP
7 40 (3.27%) F5
8 39 (3.19%) Juniper
9 31 (2.54%) Aruba
10 28 (2.29%) Mitel
11 27 (2.21%) Palo Alto
12 21 (1.72%) Red Hat
13 19 (1.55%) SolarWinds
14 18 (1.47%) Atlassian
14 18 (1.47%) Samsung
15 17 (1.39%) CheckPoint
16 16 (1.31%) Fujitsu
17 13 (1.06%) EMC
18 10 (0.82%) Citrix
18 10 (0.82%) Google