Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 76 46 103
Rank change year-on-year -30 +57 +6
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 722 436 799
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.03% 5.48% 3.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.24% 20.80% 11.51%
Number of salaries quoted 308 251 492
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,336
25th Percentile £40,375 £40,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,250 £47,500 £58,000
Median % change year-on-year +14.21% -18.10% +16.00%
75th Percentile £70,000 £61,250 £70,313
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £54,380 £54,000
% change year-on-year +10.33% +0.70% +8.00%

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 5,069 2,096 6,941
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.31% 26.33% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2,730 1,560 5,201
10th Percentile £28,250 £30,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £33,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £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 19 October 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 19 October 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
Thames Valley +12 325 £55,000 +22.22% 54
Hampshire -45 294 £56,250 +12.50% 71
Berkshire +19 246 £62,500 +25.00% 32
Surrey -17 82 £52,500 -22.22% 21
Buckinghamshire -53 46 £52,500 +9.09% 10
Oxfordshire -7 34 £55,000 +22.22% 12
Kent -34 13 £42,500 +30.77%
East Sussex -67 2 £78,750 +78.98%
Home Counties - 2 £42,000 -
West Sussex -48 1 £60,000 +4.35% 7
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 722 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 278 (38.50%) Agile Software Development
3 243 (33.66%) Social Skills
4 179 (24.79%) Azure
5 135 (18.70%) Problem-Solving
6 127 (17.59%) Microsoft
7 126 (17.45%) DevOps
8 107 (14.82%) Cybersecurity
8 107 (14.82%) Windows
8 107 (14.82%) Scrum
9 93 (12.88%) SQL
10 87 (12.05%) AWS
11 81 (11.22%) Public Sector
12 78 (10.80%) Terraform
12 78 (10.80%) C#
13 77 (10.66%) Finance
14 76 (10.53%) Linux
15 75 (10.39%) Java
16 74 (10.25%) ITIL
16 74 (10.25%) Windows Server
17 72 (9.97%) Project Management
18 70 (9.70%) DV Cleared
19 68 (9.42%) .NET
19 68 (9.42%) Docker
20 66 (9.14%) Analytics
21 63 (8.73%) Open Source
22 60 (8.31%) Coaching
22 60 (8.31%) SLA
23 59 (8.17%) VMware
24 58 (8.03%) Jenkins

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 19 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.22%) Confluence
3 12 (1.66%) IIS
4 3 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.28%) Apache
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.14%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.14%) JBoss
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 8 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.69%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.42%) InDesign
5 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
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 Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 179 (24.79%) Azure
2 87 (12.05%) AWS
3 56 (7.76%) Microsoft 365
4 40 (5.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 34 (4.71%) GitHub
6 30 (4.16%) Power Platform
7 27 (3.74%) Serverless
8 19 (2.63%) Azure Key Vault
9 14 (1.94%) PowerApps
10 11 (1.52%) GCP
11 10 (1.39%) SaaS
12 6 (0.83%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.55%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 3 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.42%) PaaS
14 3 (0.42%) Snowflake
15 2 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (0.28%) IaaS
15 2 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.68%) Firewall
2 29 (4.02%) VPN
3 28 (3.88%) Network Security
4 21 (2.91%) Unified Communications
5 18 (2.49%) WAN
6 17 (2.35%) LAN
6 17 (2.35%) SSH
7 13 (1.80%) TCP/IP
8 10 (1.39%) MPLS
9 8 (1.11%) DNS
9 8 (1.11%) Ethernet
9 8 (1.11%) IP Telephony
10 6 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (0.83%) DHCP
11 5 (0.69%) BGP
11 5 (0.69%) OSPF
11 5 (0.69%) SSL
12 4 (0.55%) Internet
12 4 (0.55%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (6.09%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.71%) Big Data
3 27 (3.74%) Power BI
4 14 (1.94%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (1.52%) QlikView
5 11 (1.52%) Tableau
6 9 (1.25%) MySQL
7 7 (0.97%) Data Lake
8 5 (0.69%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.69%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (0.69%) PowerCenter
8 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (0.55%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.55%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 58 (8.03%) Jenkins
2 53 (7.34%) JIRA
3 31 (4.29%) Selenium
4 26 (3.60%) SoapUI
5 14 (1.94%) Git (software)
6 9 (1.25%) GitLab
7 8 (1.11%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.83%) LoadRunner
8 6 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.69%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.69%) Robot Framework
10 4 (0.55%) HP UFT
11 3 (0.42%) JUnit
11 3 (0.42%) Maven
12 2 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.28%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.28%) JMeter
12 2 (0.28%) Rational Functional Tester
12 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 243 (33.66%) Social Skills
2 81 (11.22%) Public Sector
3 77 (10.66%) Finance
4 37 (5.12%) Military
5 36 (4.99%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 35 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (3.88%) Influencing Skills
7 28 (3.88%) Telecoms
8 24 (3.32%) Presentation Skills
9 22 (3.05%) Legal
10 21 (2.91%) Organisational Skills
11 15 (2.08%) Billing
12 10 (1.39%) Local Government
13 9 (1.25%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.97%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.97%) Documentation Skills
15 6 (0.83%) Retail
16 5 (0.69%) Police
17 4 (0.55%) Law
17 4 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 95 (13.16%) Architect
2 90 (12.47%) Consultant
3 89 (12.33%) Developer
4 71 (9.83%) Analyst
5 53 (7.34%) DevOps Engineer
6 47 (6.51%) Cloud Consultant
7 39 (5.40%) Project Manager
7 39 (5.40%) Technical Consultant
8 37 (5.12%) Systems Engineer
9 35 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
10 31 (4.29%) IT Manager
11 30 (4.16%) Java Developer
12 29 (4.02%) C# Developer
13 28 (3.88%) Data Architect
14 27 (3.74%) Test Analyst
15 24 (3.32%) Security Engineer
15 24 (3.32%) Technical Leader
16 23 (3.19%) Network Engineer
17 22 (3.05%) Cisco Engineer
18 21 (2.91%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (9.42%) .NET
2 51 (7.06%) Web Services
3 39 (5.40%) REST
4 30 (4.16%) Spring
5 27 (3.74%) Middleware
6 26 (3.60%) Hibernate
7 25 (3.46%) GraphQL
7 25 (3.46%) JavaBeans
7 25 (3.46%) RESTful
8 21 (2.91%) ARM Templates
9 19 (2.63%) OAuth
9 19 (2.63%) OAuth2
10 17 (2.35%) CSS
11 13 (1.80%) HTML
12 11 (1.52%) React
12 11 (1.52%) SOAP
13 10 (1.39%) .NET Core
14 9 (1.25%) XML
15 8 (1.11%) Entity Framework
16 7 (0.97%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.34%) Public Cloud
2 39 (5.40%) Data Centre
3 33 (4.57%) Driving Licence
4 29 (4.02%) Management Information System
5 28 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (3.60%) Cloud Native
7 14 (1.94%) PKI
8 11 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (0.83%) Clustering
10 6 (0.83%) iPhone
10 6 (0.83%) Learning Management System
10 6 (0.83%) NHS
11 5 (0.69%) Cybercrime
11 5 (0.69%) e-Learning
11 5 (0.69%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.69%) SCORM
11 5 (0.69%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (0.69%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.55%) Lidar
Operating Systems
1 107 (14.82%) Windows
2 76 (10.53%) Linux
3 74 (10.25%) Windows Server
4 49 (6.79%) Windows 10
5 23 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (2.77%) CentOS
7 17 (2.35%) Debian
7 17 (2.35%) Ubuntu
8 11 (1.52%) Unix
9 8 (1.11%) Android
10 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.42%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.28%) AIX
12 2 (0.28%) Solaris
12 2 (0.28%) VMS
12 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (38.50%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (18.70%) Problem-Solving
3 126 (17.45%) DevOps
4 107 (14.82%) Cybersecurity
4 107 (14.82%) Scrum
5 74 (10.25%) ITIL
6 72 (9.97%) Project Management
7 66 (9.14%) Analytics
8 63 (8.73%) Open Source
9 60 (8.31%) Coaching
10 56 (7.76%) Service Management
10 56 (7.76%) Software Engineering
11 54 (7.48%) Configuration Management
12 51 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
13 50 (6.93%) TDD
14 49 (6.79%) Infrastructure as Code
15 46 (6.37%) Software Testing
16 45 (6.23%) Test Automation
17 44 (6.09%) Business Analysis
18 42 (5.82%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 93 (12.88%) SQL
2 78 (10.80%) C#
3 75 (10.39%) Java
4 54 (7.48%) Python
5 37 (5.12%) C
5 37 (5.12%) JavaScript
6 28 (3.88%) Java 8
7 27 (3.74%) C++
8 26 (3.60%) PL/SQL
9 21 (2.91%) Bash Shell
10 20 (2.77%) Delphi
11 19 (2.63%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.11%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.97%) Perl
13 7 (0.97%) Ruby
14 5 (0.69%) Go
14 5 (0.69%) R
14 5 (0.69%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.42%) Kotlin
15 3 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 722 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 70 (9.70%) DV Cleared
3 54 (7.48%) Degree
4 29 (4.02%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (2.77%) CCNA
6 16 (2.22%) CCNP
7 14 (1.94%) ISTQB
8 11 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (1.11%) A+ Certification
11 7 (0.97%) DBS Check
11 7 (0.97%) HNC
11 7 (0.97%) HND
11 7 (0.97%) ISEB
12 6 (0.83%) CCIE
12 6 (0.83%) CISSP
12 6 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.69%) AWS Certification
14 4 (0.55%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (8.31%) SLA
2 36 (4.99%) Cyber Essentials
3 25 (3.46%) QA
4 22 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 8 (1.11%) NCSC
7 7 (0.97%) NIST
8 5 (0.69%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.69%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.55%) PMO
10 3 (0.42%) RMADS
11 1 (0.14%) Accessibility
11 1 (0.14%) COBIT
11 1 (0.14%) GDPR
11 1 (0.14%) IASME
11 1 (0.14%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 68 (9.42%) Docker
2 48 (6.65%) Active Directory
3 45 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.39%) VMware NSX
5 8 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.55%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.14%) Postfix
9 1 (0.14%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.14%) Snort
9 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 78 (10.80%) Terraform
2 55 (7.62%) Ansible
3 41 (5.68%) Kubernetes
4 25 (3.46%) SCCM
5 22 (3.05%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (1.52%) Puppet
7 8 (1.11%) WSUS
8 5 (0.69%) Data Guard
8 5 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.69%) Packer
9 4 (0.55%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.55%) QRadar
10 3 (0.42%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 3 (0.42%) Grafana
10 3 (0.42%) Kibana
10 3 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.42%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.28%) Graphite
11 2 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 127 (17.59%) Microsoft
2 59 (8.17%) VMware
3 53 (7.34%) Cisco
4 43 (5.96%) Oracle
5 31 (4.29%) Juniper
6 30 (4.16%) F5
7 29 (4.02%) Palo Alto
8 28 (3.88%) Adobe
9 27 (3.74%) CheckPoint
10 26 (3.60%) Fortinet
10 26 (3.60%) McAfee
10 26 (3.60%) SAP
11 23 (3.19%) Apple
12 15 (2.08%) Splunk
13 13 (1.80%) ServiceNow
14 11 (1.52%) Red Hat
15 10 (1.39%) Informatica
16 9 (1.25%) Citrix
16 9 (1.25%) Remedy
17 8 (1.11%) Google