Period
to 7 April 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 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 60 124
Rank change year-on-year +5 +64 -31
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 915 1,214 835
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.36% 4.54% 2.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.97% 15.59% 9.95%
Number of salaries quoted 540 673 553
Median annual salary £53,500 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.30% -3.16% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £28,275 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 5,392 7,787 8,392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.70% 29.11% 26.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3,982 5,811 6,645
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +7.78%

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 7 April 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 7 April 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 -2 544 £52,500 +10.53% 72
Thames Valley +68 232 £60,000 +41.18% 51
Berkshire +59 183 £63,500 +58.75% 32
Surrey -32 83 £50,000 - 10
East Sussex +34 31 £44,000 +22.65% 2
Buckinghamshire +29 30 £42,500 +6.25% 17
Oxfordshire +20 19 £45,000 - 2
West Sussex -6 19 £55,000 +15.79% 8
Kent +23 13 £55,000 +57.14% 4
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 7 April 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.

1 915 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 267 (29.18%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (17.49%) Linux
4 152 (16.61%) DV Cleared
5 143 (15.63%) Java
6 129 (14.10%) Windows
7 127 (13.88%) Python
8 126 (13.77%) ITIL
9 125 (13.66%) DevOps
10 113 (12.35%) Microsoft
11 109 (11.91%) C++
12 105 (11.48%) Degree
13 103 (11.26%) Cybersecurity
13 103 (11.26%) SQL
14 97 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
15 88 (9.62%) Azure
16 86 (9.40%) JavaScript
17 83 (9.07%) C
18 81 (8.85%) SIEM
19 79 (8.63%) Finance
20 78 (8.52%) Software Engineering
21 77 (8.42%) Military
21 77 (8.42%) C#
22 76 (8.31%) VMware
22 76 (8.31%) Analytics
23 73 (7.98%) Ansible
23 73 (7.98%) Cisco
23 73 (7.98%) Firewall
24 70 (7.65%) Project Management
24 70 (7.65%) Cisco Certification

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 43 (4.70%) Apache Spark
2 30 (3.28%) Apache
3 27 (2.95%) Apache Solr
4 24 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (2.40%) Confluence
6 20 (2.19%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.09%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.09%) WildFly
8 9 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (0.77%) WordPress
10 6 (0.66%) CMS
11 5 (0.55%) IIS
12 4 (0.44%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.22%) Apache ServiceMix
14 2 (0.22%) NetWeaver
14 2 (0.22%) nginx
14 2 (0.22%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.22%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 26 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.55%) SOLIDWORKS
6 4 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.11%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (0.87%) SAP CO
1 8 (0.87%) SAP FI
1 8 (0.87%) SAP FI/CO
1 8 (0.87%) SAP MDG
2 7 (0.77%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.44%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.44%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.11%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 88 (9.62%) Azure
2 56 (6.12%) AWS
3 32 (3.50%) Office 365
4 26 (2.84%) SaaS
5 18 (1.97%) GCP
6 17 (1.86%) IaaS
7 16 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.53%) GitHub
8 14 (1.53%) PaaS
9 10 (1.09%) Amazon ECS
9 10 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (0.98%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.33%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.22%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon Glacier
13 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 73 (7.98%) Firewall
2 66 (7.21%) WAN
3 51 (5.57%) LAN
4 31 (3.39%) Network Security
4 31 (3.39%) TCP/IP
5 30 (3.28%) Wireless
6 28 (3.06%) BGP
7 26 (2.84%) OSPF
8 24 (2.62%) Internet
9 23 (2.51%) DNS
10 19 (2.08%) MPLS
10 19 (2.08%) VPN
11 16 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
12 14 (1.53%) Structured Cabling
13 12 (1.31%) VoIP
14 10 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (1.09%) IPsec
14 10 (1.09%) VLAN
15 8 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (0.87%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (7.54%) Big Data
2 64 (6.99%) SQL Server
3 50 (5.46%) Hadoop
4 39 (4.26%) MongoDB
5 24 (2.62%) Relational Database
6 23 (2.51%) MySQL
7 20 (2.19%) Apache Accumulo
7 20 (2.19%) Neo4j
8 17 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
9 14 (1.53%) RDBMS
10 12 (1.31%) SAP Data Services
11 10 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
11 10 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (0.98%) IBM InfoSphere
13 8 (0.87%) SAP BW
13 8 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
14 7 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.77%) KNIME
14 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 36 (3.93%) Git (software)
2 34 (3.72%) Jenkins
2 34 (3.72%) JIRA
3 14 (1.53%) GitLab
4 13 (1.42%) Polyspace
4 13 (1.42%) Selenium
4 13 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
4 13 (1.42%) VectorCAST
5 12 (1.31%) Subversion
6 10 (1.09%) Rational DOORS
6 10 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.98%) Maven
8 7 (0.77%) gulp
8 7 (0.77%) MagicDraw
9 6 (0.66%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.66%) LSMW
9 6 (0.66%) WebDriver
10 5 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.55%) Jasmine
10 5 (0.55%) Mocha
General
1 79 (8.63%) Finance
2 77 (8.42%) Military
3 61 (6.67%) Aerospace
4 58 (6.34%) Public Sector
5 26 (2.84%) Legal
6 23 (2.51%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.19%) Marketing
8 18 (1.97%) Police
9 17 (1.86%) Electronics
9 17 (1.86%) Law
10 13 (1.42%) Automotive
11 11 (1.20%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.98%) Banking
12 9 (0.98%) Local Government
13 7 (0.77%) Avionics
14 6 (0.66%) Retail
15 1 (0.11%) Advertising
15 1 (0.11%) Back Office
15 1 (0.11%) Fire and Rescue
15 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 131 (14.32%) Analyst
2 119 (13.01%) Architect
3 111 (12.13%) Developer
4 49 (5.36%) Consultant
4 49 (5.36%) Network Engineer
5 47 (5.14%) Software Engineer
6 43 (4.70%) Security Analyst
7 41 (4.48%) Support Engineer
8 32 (3.50%) SIEM Analyst
9 31 (3.39%) Security Architect
10 30 (3.28%) ArcSight Analyst
10 30 (3.28%) Splunk Analyst
11 27 (2.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 26 (2.84%) Java Developer
12 26 (2.84%) Junior
13 23 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
14 21 (2.30%) Business Analyst
14 21 (2.30%) C++ Software Engineer
14 21 (2.30%) Security Consultant
14 21 (2.30%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (7.54%) HTML
2 64 (6.99%) .NET
3 54 (5.90%) CSS
4 52 (5.68%) Web Services
5 47 (5.14%) HTML5
6 34 (3.72%) React
7 28 (3.06%) AngularJS
8 26 (2.84%) .NET Framework
8 26 (2.84%) REST
9 25 (2.73%) Natural Language Processing
10 22 (2.40%) Kafka
10 22 (2.40%) XML
11 19 (2.08%) jQuery
11 19 (2.08%) RESTful
12 17 (1.86%) Spring
13 15 (1.64%) Node.js
14 14 (1.53%) Ajax
14 14 (1.53%) JSF
14 14 (1.53%) Regular Expression
15 12 (1.31%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (5.25%) Self-Motivation
3 46 (5.03%) Security Operations Centre
4 39 (4.26%) Data Centre
5 34 (3.72%) Management Information System
6 23 (2.51%) User Experience
7 20 (2.19%) Driving Licence
8 16 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
9 15 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
10 14 (1.53%) Clustering
11 13 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.42%) Public Cloud
12 11 (1.20%) Virtual Team
13 10 (1.09%) Algorithms
13 10 (1.09%) Cloud Native
13 10 (1.09%) VHDL
14 9 (0.98%) CCTV
14 9 (0.98%) CMDB
15 7 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
15 7 (0.77%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 160 (17.49%) Linux
2 129 (14.10%) Windows
3 39 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (3.17%) Windows Server
5 24 (2.62%) Windows 10
6 15 (1.64%) CentOS
6 15 (1.64%) Unix
7 11 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.09%) Android
8 10 (1.09%) Apple iOS
8 10 (1.09%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.87%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.66%) VMS
12 5 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (0.55%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.55%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.33%) Debian
15 2 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (29.18%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (13.77%) ITIL
3 125 (13.66%) DevOps
4 103 (11.26%) Cybersecurity
5 97 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
6 81 (8.85%) SIEM
7 78 (8.52%) Software Engineering
8 76 (8.31%) Analytics
9 70 (7.65%) Project Management
10 69 (7.54%) Continuous Integration
11 63 (6.89%) Test Automation
12 60 (6.56%) Service Management
13 58 (6.34%) Information Security
13 58 (6.34%) Stakeholder Management
14 52 (5.68%) Data Analytics
15 50 (5.46%) Security Operations
16 49 (5.36%) SDLC
16 49 (5.36%) Technical Leadership
17 48 (5.25%) Machine Learning
17 48 (5.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 143 (15.63%) Java
2 127 (13.88%) Python
3 109 (11.91%) C++
4 103 (11.26%) SQL
5 86 (9.40%) JavaScript
6 83 (9.07%) C
7 77 (8.42%) C#
8 44 (4.81%) Bash Shell
9 29 (3.17%) PowerShell
10 24 (2.62%) MATLAB
10 24 (2.62%) Perl
10 24 (2.62%) Scala
11 21 (2.30%) R
12 19 (2.08%) Ada
13 16 (1.75%) Java 8
14 14 (1.53%) Ruby
15 13 (1.42%) Assembly Language
16 12 (1.31%) ABAP
16 12 (1.31%) PHP
17 10 (1.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 915 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 152 (16.61%) DV Cleared
3 105 (11.48%) Degree
4 70 (7.65%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (6.67%) CISSP
6 39 (4.26%) CCNP
7 33 (3.61%) CCIE
7 33 (3.61%) CISM
8 26 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (2.73%) CESG Certified Professional
10 23 (2.51%) CCNA
11 22 (2.40%) CEH
12 20 (2.19%) MCSE
13 19 (2.08%) A+ Certification
14 18 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (1.86%) CCDP
15 17 (1.86%) CRISC
16 14 (1.53%) ISTQB
16 14 (1.53%) OSCP
17 13 (1.42%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.68%) SLA
2 50 (5.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (4.37%) JSP 440
4 32 (3.50%) RMADS
5 22 (2.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 21 (2.30%) NIST
7 20 (2.19%) QA
8 18 (1.97%) Cyber Essentials
9 15 (1.64%) Data Quality
9 15 (1.64%) GDPR
10 14 (1.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 13 (1.42%) IEC 61508
12 12 (1.31%) NCSC
13 6 (0.66%) NIST 800
13 6 (0.66%) PCI DSS
14 5 (0.55%) PMO
15 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 65 (7.10%) Active Directory
2 54 (5.90%) Docker
3 38 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (3.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 13 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (1.31%) VMware NSX
7 6 (0.66%) vSphere
8 5 (0.55%) iptables
8 5 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.33%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.22%) Firmware
10 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.22%) Postfix
10 2 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.11%) HDFS
11 1 (0.11%) KVM
11 1 (0.11%) Snort
11 1 (0.11%) Squid
11 1 (0.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 73 (7.98%) Ansible
2 48 (5.25%) QRadar
3 42 (4.59%) Puppet
4 32 (3.50%) SCOM
5 29 (3.17%) SCCM
6 24 (2.62%) Salt
7 20 (2.19%) Kubernetes
8 19 (2.08%) Terraform
9 17 (1.86%) WSUS
10 16 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (1.09%) Packer
12 9 (0.98%) Red Hat Satellite
13 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
14 5 (0.55%) Rsyslog
14 5 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.55%) systemd
15 4 (0.44%) vCenter Server
16 3 (0.33%) Ambari
16 3 (0.33%) HP ALM
16 3 (0.33%) SELinux
Vendors
1 113 (12.35%) Microsoft
2 76 (8.31%) VMware
3 73 (7.98%) Cisco
4 54 (5.90%) SAP
5 52 (5.68%) Splunk
6 49 (5.36%) LogRhythm
7 41 (4.48%) Red Hat
8 39 (4.26%) ArcSight
9 37 (4.04%) Juniper
10 31 (3.39%) Oracle
11 21 (2.30%) Google
12 19 (2.08%) McAfee
13 16 (1.75%) IBM
14 14 (1.53%) CheckPoint
15 13 (1.42%) Palo Alto
16 12 (1.31%) HP
17 10 (1.09%) Fortinet
17 10 (1.09%) Remedy
18 9 (0.98%) CA
18 9 (0.98%) Citrix