Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 92 91
Rank change year-on-year -15 -1 -8
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 822 949 1,191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.82% 3.28% 3.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.56% 11.85% 10.63%
Number of salaries quoted 544 740 807
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £24,325 £27,500 £26,400
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £78,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% -4.21% -

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 7,781 8,007 11,207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.73% 27.63% 31.44%
Number of salaries quoted 5,992 6,496 9,038
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,793
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018. 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 -1 516 £50,000 +17.65% 100
Thames Valley -44 160 £55,000 +23.60% 47
Berkshire -31 117 £55,000 +15.79% 25
Surrey -38 115 £55,000 +10.00% 27
Buckinghamshire +14 36 £55,000 -31.25% 17
West Sussex -3 35 £52,500 +61.54% 8
Kent +7 12 £38,750 -18.42% 5
Oxfordshire -30 11 £45,000 -5.26% 5
East Sussex -21 2 £74,550 +58.62%
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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.

1 822 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 205 (24.94%) Windows
3 188 (22.87%) Microsoft
4 168 (20.44%) Agile Software Development
5 143 (17.40%) ITIL
6 125 (15.21%) C
7 124 (15.09%) Active Directory
8 115 (13.99%) Linux
9 111 (13.50%) Java
10 107 (13.02%) DV Cleared
11 106 (12.90%) Degree
12 101 (12.29%) C++
13 100 (12.17%) Problem-Solving
14 99 (12.04%) Microsoft Office
15 92 (11.19%) Software Engineering
16 91 (11.07%) Cisco
17 87 (10.58%) SQL
17 87 (10.58%) VMware
18 85 (10.34%) Python
19 83 (10.10%) Finance
20 76 (9.25%) Windows Server
21 73 (8.88%) SAP
22 72 (8.76%) Self-Motivation
23 71 (8.64%) C#
23 71 (8.64%) Firewall
24 69 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
25 67 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
26 63 (7.66%) ITIL V3
26 63 (7.66%) LAN
27 62 (7.54%) Project Management

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 37 (4.50%) MS Exchange
2 35 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (0.97%) Apache
5 8 (0.97%) MQSeries
6 7 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (0.73%) IIS
8 5 (0.61%) MS Project Server
8 5 (0.61%) SAP Portal
8 5 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.36%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.24%) Confluence
10 2 (0.24%) JBoss
10 2 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.24%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.12%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 99 (12.04%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (3.77%) Microsoft Project
3 29 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 24 (2.92%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.12%) Simulink
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.22%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.61%) Primavera
3 5 (0.61%) SAP PS
4 4 (0.49%) SAP BPC
4 4 (0.49%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.49%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.36%) SAP PSCD
6 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP IBP
6 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 52 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (5.72%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (2.92%) Office 365
4 17 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.58%) IaaS
6 11 (1.34%) Boomi
6 11 (1.34%) SaaS
7 10 (1.22%) GitHub
8 9 (1.09%) PaaS
9 7 (0.85%) Serverless
10 6 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
11 5 (0.61%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.61%) AWS Fargate
11 5 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.36%) npm
13 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 71 (8.64%) Firewall
2 63 (7.66%) LAN
3 54 (6.57%) Network Security
4 41 (4.99%) WAN
5 37 (4.50%) TCP/IP
6 36 (4.38%) Wi-Fi
7 33 (4.01%) Cisco ASA
7 33 (4.01%) Wireless
8 29 (3.53%) WLAN
9 28 (3.41%) DHCP
9 28 (3.41%) VLAN
10 27 (3.28%) DNS
10 27 (3.28%) VPN
11 25 (3.04%) Internet
12 19 (2.31%) MPLS
13 16 (1.95%) VoIP
14 15 (1.82%) BGP
15 14 (1.70%) DAB
16 13 (1.58%) SAN
17 11 (1.34%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (4.99%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.07%) Neo4j
3 15 (1.82%) MongoDB
4 14 (1.70%) Big Data
4 14 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (1.58%) SAP Data Services
6 10 (1.22%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.09%) Oracle Database
7 9 (1.09%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (0.73%) GIS
9 5 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (0.61%) BODI
9 5 (0.61%) DataStage
9 5 (0.61%) MySQL
9 5 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (0.61%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.49%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (4.62%) Jenkins
2 33 (4.01%) JIRA
3 23 (2.80%) Git (software)
4 21 (2.55%) Selenium
5 20 (2.43%) Visual Studio
6 18 (2.19%) GitLab
7 13 (1.58%) Cucumber
7 13 (1.58%) Eclipse
7 13 (1.58%) Vagrant
8 12 (1.46%) SoapUI
9 11 (1.34%) JMeter
9 11 (1.34%) Robot Framework
9 11 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (1.34%) WebDriver
10 10 (1.22%) Subversion
11 8 (0.97%) JIRA Agile
11 8 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (0.73%) HP UFT
13 5 (0.61%) LSMW
13 5 (0.61%) Maven
General
1 83 (10.10%) Finance
2 48 (5.84%) Telecoms
3 33 (4.01%) Manufacturing
4 30 (3.65%) Military
5 28 (3.41%) Electronics
6 24 (2.92%) Marketing
7 12 (1.46%) Advertising
7 12 (1.46%) Aerospace
8 11 (1.34%) Law
9 9 (1.09%) Back Office
10 7 (0.85%) Billing
11 5 (0.61%) Avionics
11 5 (0.61%) Legal
12 4 (0.49%) Local Government
13 2 (0.24%) Publishing
13 2 (0.24%) Retail
14 1 (0.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 135 (16.42%) Analyst
2 121 (14.72%) Architect
3 85 (10.34%) Developer
4 48 (5.84%) Network Engineer
5 47 (5.72%) Software Engineer
6 45 (5.47%) Project Manager
6 45 (5.47%) Support Analyst
7 38 (4.62%) Consultant
8 35 (4.26%) Service Analyst
9 34 (4.14%) Service Desk Analyst
10 33 (4.01%) Solutions Architect
11 25 (3.04%) DevOps Engineer
12 24 (2.92%) 2nd Line Support
13 22 (2.68%) Service Architect
14 20 (2.43%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 20 (2.43%) Java Developer
14 20 (2.43%) Python Engineer
14 20 (2.43%) Python Software Engineer
14 20 (2.43%) Senior Architect
15 19 (2.31%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (4.87%) .NET
2 33 (4.01%) AngularJS
2 33 (4.01%) Web Services
3 22 (2.68%) Node.js
4 21 (2.55%) React
5 20 (2.43%) J2EE
6 19 (2.31%) Vue.js
7 18 (2.19%) HTML
8 16 (1.95%) SAP Fiori
9 15 (1.82%) XML
10 13 (1.58%) CGI
10 13 (1.58%) IDoc
11 12 (1.46%) CSS
11 12 (1.46%) Middleware
11 12 (1.46%) Spring
12 11 (1.34%) Django
12 11 (1.34%) Gherkin
13 10 (1.22%) Hibernate
14 9 (1.09%) ASP.NET
14 9 (1.09%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 72 (8.76%) Self-Motivation
2 69 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (4.38%) Data Centre
4 27 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 26 (3.16%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.43%) PKI
7 16 (1.95%) Driving Licence
8 14 (1.70%) Algorithms
9 13 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.58%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.22%) CESG
10 10 (1.22%) Cloud Native
10 10 (1.22%) Internet of Things
11 9 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
12 7 (0.85%) Industry 4.0
13 6 (0.73%) Device Driver
13 6 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.73%) User Experience
14 5 (0.61%) CCTV
14 5 (0.61%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 205 (24.94%) Windows
2 115 (13.99%) Linux
3 76 (9.25%) Windows Server
4 44 (5.35%) Windows 7
4 44 (5.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (5.23%) Windows 10
6 35 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (3.65%) Unix
8 21 (2.55%) Windows 8
9 13 (1.58%) Android
10 12 (1.46%) Windows XP
11 11 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.97%) Debian
14 7 (0.85%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.85%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.73%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.73%) Solaris
15 6 (0.73%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.73%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (20.44%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (17.40%) ITIL
3 100 (12.17%) Problem-Solving
4 92 (11.19%) Software Engineering
5 63 (7.66%) ITIL V3
6 62 (7.54%) Project Management
7 61 (7.42%) Service Delivery
8 59 (7.18%) Cybersecurity
9 57 (6.93%) DevOps
10 51 (6.20%) Open Source
11 46 (5.60%) SIEM
12 44 (5.35%) Business Intelligence
12 44 (5.35%) TDD
13 42 (5.11%) Information Security
14 41 (4.99%) Change Management
14 41 (4.99%) Continuous Improvement
15 39 (4.74%) Stakeholder Management
16 38 (4.62%) Analytics
17 37 (4.50%) Customer Requirements
18 35 (4.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 125 (15.21%) C
2 111 (13.50%) Java
3 101 (12.29%) C++
4 87 (10.58%) SQL
5 85 (10.34%) Python
6 71 (8.64%) C#
7 61 (7.42%) JavaScript
8 28 (3.41%) PowerShell
9 23 (2.80%) Bash Shell
10 21 (2.55%) ABAP
11 18 (2.19%) Ruby
12 17 (2.07%) Go
13 9 (1.09%) VB
14 8 (0.97%) Ada
14 8 (0.97%) MATLAB
14 8 (0.97%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.85%) VBScript
16 6 (0.73%) Java 8
17 5 (0.61%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.36%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 822 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 107 (13.02%) DV Cleared
3 106 (12.90%) Degree
4 59 (7.18%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (4.01%) CCNA
6 27 (3.28%) CISSP
7 26 (3.16%) CCNP
8 25 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (2.80%) MCSE
10 16 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (1.58%) MCSA
12 12 (1.46%) CCIE
12 12 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 12 (1.46%) PMI Certification
13 11 (1.34%) CEH
13 11 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (1.22%) CCSP
14 10 (1.22%) ISEB
14 10 (1.22%) PMP
15 9 (1.09%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.96%) SLA
2 26 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (2.31%) QA
4 13 (1.58%) GPG13
4 13 (1.58%) PMO
5 10 (1.22%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.73%) DO-254
8 5 (0.61%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.36%) GAAP
9 3 (0.36%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.24%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.24%) RMADS
11 1 (0.12%) GDPR
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 124 (15.09%) Active Directory
2 67 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (4.50%) vSphere
4 29 (3.53%) Docker
5 20 (2.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 20 (2.43%) Virtual Servers
6 16 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (1.58%) Hyper-V
7 13 (1.58%) VirtualBox
8 11 (1.34%) VMware NSX
9 8 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.49%) vCloud
10 4 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.36%) Firmware
12 2 (0.24%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.24%) HDFS
13 1 (0.12%) iptables
13 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.12%) XenApp
13 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 45 (5.47%) SCCM
2 28 (3.41%) Ansible
3 27 (3.28%) SCOM
4 25 (3.04%) Puppet
5 22 (2.68%) Kubernetes
6 15 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (1.58%) Salt
8 12 (1.46%) HP ALM
9 8 (0.97%) Nagios
10 7 (0.85%) WSUS
11 6 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (0.61%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.61%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 4 (0.49%) Suricata
14 3 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
14 3 (0.36%) Nessus
14 3 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 2 (0.24%) Backup Exec
15 2 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 188 (22.87%) Microsoft
2 91 (11.07%) Cisco
3 87 (10.58%) VMware
4 73 (8.88%) SAP
5 57 (6.93%) Juniper
6 47 (5.72%) Oracle
7 26 (3.16%) HP
8 18 (2.19%) Fujitsu
8 18 (2.19%) SolarWinds
9 15 (1.82%) EMC
9 15 (1.82%) Palo Alto
10 14 (1.70%) F5
11 12 (1.46%) CheckPoint
11 12 (1.46%) LogRhythm
12 8 (0.97%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.85%) ArcSight
13 7 (0.85%) Brocade
13 7 (0.85%) Fortinet
14 6 (0.73%) Citrix
14 6 (0.73%) Zscaler