Period
to 22 September 2020

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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 93 113
Rank change year-on-year +51 +20 -17
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 476 854 788
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.73% 3.34% 2.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.09% 12.00% 10.27%
Number of salaries quoted 269 545 541
Median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00% +7.53%
10th Percentile £33,500 £34,820 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £78,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% +7.53%

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 2,257 7,119 7,674
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.17% 27.86% 26.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,586 5,173 5,970
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £70,000
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 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 2020. 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 +8 235 £50,000 -4.76% 55
Thames Valley +67 136 £55,000 -12.00% 18
Berkshire +44 89 £57,500 -8.00% 14
West Sussex +90 39 £57,500 +23.32% 1
Buckinghamshire +79 35 £62,500 +11.11% 4
Surrey 0 30 £67,500 +8.00% 9
East Sussex - 27 £44,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +69 12 £45,000 -
Kent +56 7 £32,500 -48.00%
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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.

1 476 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 123 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (22.06%) VMware
4 88 (18.49%) DV Cleared
5 87 (18.28%) Windows
6 77 (16.18%) SQL
7 76 (15.97%) Active Directory
8 74 (15.55%) Public Sector
9 71 (14.92%) Java
10 70 (14.71%) Microsoft
10 70 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 69 (14.50%) ITIL
12 59 (12.39%) Linux
13 57 (11.97%) DevOps
14 53 (11.13%) Service Management
15 52 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
16 50 (10.50%) Splunk
17 49 (10.29%) SCCM
18 48 (10.08%) Firewall
19 47 (9.87%) Cisco
20 44 (9.24%) SAP
21 42 (8.82%) Spring
21 42 (8.82%) Windows Server
22 40 (8.40%) Azure
23 37 (7.77%) Python
23 37 (7.77%) Military
24 36 (7.56%) DNS
24 36 (7.56%) Cisco Certification
24 36 (7.56%) SCOM
24 36 (7.56%) Cybersecurity

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 34 (7.14%) Apache
2 33 (6.93%) Apache Spark
3 31 (6.51%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (2.94%) MS Exchange
5 12 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (2.31%) Skype for Business
7 10 (2.10%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.05%) IIS
10 4 (0.84%) Confluence
10 4 (0.84%) nginx
10 4 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.42%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.21%) Camunda
12 1 (0.21%) JBoss
12 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.21%) WildFly
Applications
1 17 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.52%) SAP HR
2 11 (2.31%) SAP PSCD
2 11 (2.31%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (1.26%) SAP PM
4 4 (0.84%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.84%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.84%) SAP MDG
5 3 (0.63%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Payroll
6 2 (0.42%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 40 (8.40%) Azure
2 31 (6.51%) GCP
3 30 (6.30%) GitHub
3 30 (6.30%) Stackdriver
4 23 (4.83%) AWS
5 18 (3.78%) SaaS
6 16 (3.36%) Office 365
7 12 (2.52%) PaaS
8 10 (2.10%) IaaS
9 7 (1.47%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.42%) Power Automate
10 2 (0.42%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.21%) Serverless
11 1 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 48 (10.08%) Firewall
2 36 (7.56%) DNS
3 34 (7.14%) WAN
4 29 (6.09%) DHCP
5 28 (5.88%) LAN
6 21 (4.41%) TCP/IP
7 17 (3.57%) Network Security
8 16 (3.36%) HTTP
8 16 (3.36%) OSPF
9 13 (2.73%) BGP
9 13 (2.73%) Skype
10 12 (2.52%) SAN
11 11 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (2.31%) FTP
11 11 (2.31%) Intrusion Detection
11 11 (2.31%) VPN
12 10 (2.10%) VoIP
13 9 (1.89%) BIG-IP
13 9 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (1.68%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (6.72%) PostgreSQL
2 28 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 24 (5.04%) Big Data
4 11 (2.31%) MongoDB
5 9 (1.89%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.47%) GIS
6 7 (1.47%) Power BI
7 5 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.05%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.05%) SAP Data Services
8 4 (0.84%) BODI
8 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (0.63%) QGIS
9 3 (0.63%) SAP BW
9 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.42%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 30 (6.30%) Gradle
2 20 (4.20%) JIRA
3 11 (2.31%) Eclipse
3 11 (2.31%) NWDS
4 8 (1.68%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.84%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.84%) LSMW
5 4 (0.84%) Subversion
5 4 (0.84%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.63%) MagicDraw
6 3 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.42%) Selenium
8 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.21%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.21%) JUnit
8 1 (0.21%) Maven
8 1 (0.21%) Mockito
8 1 (0.21%) NUnit
8 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 74 (15.55%) Public Sector
2 37 (7.77%) Military
3 23 (4.83%) Finance
4 16 (3.36%) Aerospace
5 10 (2.10%) Law
6 9 (1.89%) Advertising
6 9 (1.89%) Legal
7 5 (1.05%) Electronics
7 5 (1.05%) Local Government
8 4 (0.84%) Banking
9 3 (0.63%) Avionics
9 3 (0.63%) Police
9 3 (0.63%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.21%) Retail
Job Titles
1 87 (18.28%) Developer
2 55 (11.55%) Analyst
3 52 (10.92%) Architect
4 34 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 33 (6.93%) Senior Developer
6 30 (6.30%) Consultant
6 30 (6.30%) Support Engineer
7 27 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 26 (5.46%) Digital Developer
9 24 (5.04%) Java Developer
10 19 (3.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 18 (3.78%) Digital Transformation
11 18 (3.78%) Team Leader
12 17 (3.57%) Business Analyst
12 17 (3.57%) Security Analyst
13 16 (3.36%) Linux Engineer
13 16 (3.36%) SAP Developer
14 15 (3.15%) 3rd Line Support
15 14 (2.94%) Infrastructure Team Leader
15 14 (2.94%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (8.82%) Spring
2 34 (7.14%) Spring Integration
3 30 (6.30%) RabbitMQ
4 26 (5.46%) JSON
5 22 (4.62%) Apache Flex
6 19 (3.99%) REST
7 17 (3.57%) RESTful
8 15 (3.15%) HTML
8 15 (3.15%) Spring Boot
9 14 (2.94%) XML
10 12 (2.52%) .NET
10 12 (2.52%) SOAP
11 11 (2.31%) SAP Fiori
11 11 (2.31%) SAP PI
11 11 (2.31%) SAP XI
11 11 (2.31%) SAPUI5
11 11 (2.31%) Web Dynpro
11 11 (2.31%) XSD
11 11 (2.31%) XSLT
12 10 (2.10%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (7.35%) Data Centre
3 23 (4.83%) PKI
4 17 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.94%) Public Cloud
6 13 (2.73%) Security Operations Centre
7 11 (2.31%) W3C
8 10 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
9 9 (1.89%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.68%) Clustering
11 6 (1.26%) User Experience
11 6 (1.26%) Wiki
12 5 (1.05%) Cybercrime
12 5 (1.05%) NHS
13 4 (0.84%) CMDB
13 4 (0.84%) Credit Risk
13 4 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.84%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 87 (18.28%) Windows
2 59 (12.39%) Linux
3 42 (8.82%) Windows Server
4 29 (6.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (5.25%) Windows Server 2016
6 17 (3.57%) Windows 10
7 13 (2.73%) Windows Server 2019
8 12 (2.52%) Windows 7
8 12 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.05%) CentOS
10 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.63%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.42%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.21%) Android
13 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.21%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (14.50%) ITIL
3 57 (11.97%) DevOps
4 53 (11.13%) Service Management
5 52 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
6 36 (7.56%) Cybersecurity
7 33 (6.93%) ITSM
8 30 (6.30%) API Integration
9 28 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 28 (5.88%) Service Delivery
10 26 (5.46%) Migration
11 25 (5.25%) Microservices
11 25 (5.25%) SIEM
11 25 (5.25%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (4.83%) Information Security
12 23 (4.83%) Risk Management
13 22 (4.62%) Project Management
14 21 (4.41%) UML
15 20 (4.20%) Change Management
15 20 (4.20%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 77 (16.18%) SQL
2 71 (14.92%) Java
3 37 (7.77%) Python
4 24 (5.04%) ABAP
5 23 (4.83%) Scala
6 22 (4.62%) PowerShell
7 21 (4.41%) JavaScript
8 16 (3.36%) C
9 15 (3.15%) C#
10 12 (2.52%) C++
11 10 (2.10%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.89%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.84%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.63%) Clojure
14 3 (0.63%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.63%) Perl
15 2 (0.42%) Ada 95
15 2 (0.42%) COBOL
15 2 (0.42%) Java 8
15 2 (0.42%) R
Qualifications
1 476 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 88 (18.49%) DV Cleared
3 36 (7.56%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (6.09%) Degree
5 27 (5.67%) CCNA
6 19 (3.99%) CCNP
6 19 (3.99%) CISSP
7 18 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (2.94%) CISM
9 13 (2.73%) CESG Certified Professional
10 12 (2.52%) CRISC
11 11 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
11 11 (2.31%) MCSE
12 9 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.89%) MCSA
13 8 (1.68%) CCIE
13 8 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.26%) MCP
15 5 (1.05%) CEH
15 5 (1.05%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.72%) SLA
2 23 (4.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (2.94%) JSP 440
5 13 (2.73%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (2.52%) QA
6 12 (2.52%) RMADS
7 8 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (1.47%) GDPR
9 6 (1.26%) Data Quality
9 6 (1.26%) NIST
10 4 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.84%) NCSC
11 3 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.63%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.63%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.63%) PMO
12 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 76 (15.97%) Active Directory
2 70 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (5.04%) VMware ESXi
4 23 (4.83%) Hyper-V
5 22 (4.62%) vSphere
6 19 (3.99%) VMware NSX
7 12 (2.52%) Virtual Servers
8 11 (2.31%) NFS
9 6 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.63%) Docker
10 3 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.63%) XenApp
11 2 (0.42%) vCloud
12 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.21%) Firmware
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 49 (10.29%) SCCM
2 36 (7.56%) SCOM
2 36 (7.56%) Terraform
3 30 (6.30%) Grafana
4 22 (4.62%) WSUS
5 21 (4.41%) Kubernetes
6 10 (2.10%) Ansible
7 7 (1.47%) QRadar
8 6 (1.26%) Nessus
8 6 (1.26%) Rsyslog
9 5 (1.05%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.63%) Puppet
11 3 (0.63%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.42%) SCOrch
13 1 (0.21%) MOM
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
13 1 (0.21%) SCSM
Vendors
1 105 (22.06%) VMware
2 70 (14.71%) Microsoft
3 50 (10.50%) Splunk
4 47 (9.87%) Cisco
5 44 (9.24%) SAP
6 33 (6.93%) Google
7 31 (6.51%) ServiceNow
8 25 (5.25%) Juniper
9 20 (4.20%) SolarWinds
10 19 (3.99%) Oracle
11 15 (3.15%) LogRhythm
12 12 (2.52%) F5
13 11 (2.31%) Adobe
14 10 (2.10%) Palo Alto
15 8 (1.68%) Dell
15 8 (1.68%) EMC
15 8 (1.68%) Red Hat
16 6 (1.26%) ArcSight
17 5 (1.05%) Citrix
17 5 (1.05%) ESRI