Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 70 56 60
Rank change year-on-year -14 +4 +68
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 496 873 1,232
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.94% 4.44% 4.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.81% 17.30% 15.88%
Number of salaries quoted 342 518 607
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £34,415
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £52,500 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +14.13% -3.16%
75th Percentile £70,938 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,625 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +8.70%

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 2,951 5,045 7,757
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.42% 25.66% 29.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2,054 3,814 5,790
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,781
Median % change year-on-year - +9.22% +1.73%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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
Hampshire +2 303 £55,000 +4.76% 72
Thames Valley -20 106 £65,000 +18.18% 39
Berkshire -25 82 £65,000 +8.33% 24
Surrey +34 80 £55,000 +10.00% 17
Buckinghamshire +33 26 £60,000 +33.33% 12
West Sussex +6 13 £60,000 +9.09% 3
M4 Corridor - 3 £67,500 -
Kent 0 2 £30,500 -44.55% 4
Oxfordshire +6 1 £62,500 +38.89% 3
East Sussex -13 1 £85,000 +93.18%
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 496 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 135 (27.22%) Microsoft
3 118 (23.79%) Windows
4 99 (19.96%) VMware
5 98 (19.76%) Active Directory
5 98 (19.76%) Azure
6 92 (18.55%) DV Cleared
7 87 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
8 86 (17.34%) AWS
9 79 (15.93%) Cisco
9 79 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
10 75 (15.12%) Linux
11 74 (14.92%) ITIL
12 72 (14.52%) DevOps
13 63 (12.70%) Firewall
14 55 (11.09%) Cisco Certification
15 53 (10.69%) Windows Server 2016
16 51 (10.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 51 (10.28%) C
17 50 (10.08%) Public Cloud
18 49 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
19 48 (9.68%) Oracle
20 47 (9.48%) DNS
20 47 (9.48%) Data Centre
21 46 (9.27%) Cybersecurity
22 45 (9.07%) Docker
22 45 (9.07%) SQL
22 45 (9.07%) Military
22 45 (9.07%) SCCM
22 45 (9.07%) Software Engineering

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 12 (2.42%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.21%) Confluence
5 6 (1.21%) IIS
6 5 (1.01%) Apache
6 5 (1.01%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.01%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.81%) GlassFish
7 4 (0.81%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.81%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.60%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.40%) JBoss
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.20%) Jetty
10 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.20%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.60%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.20%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 98 (19.76%) Azure
2 86 (17.34%) AWS
3 36 (7.26%) SaaS
4 34 (6.85%) Microsoft 365
5 31 (6.25%) PaaS
6 29 (5.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 27 (5.44%) IaaS
8 15 (3.02%) GCP
9 11 (2.22%) Power Platform
10 7 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.81%) GitHub
13 2 (0.40%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 2 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
14 1 (0.20%) Azure Logic Apps
14 1 (0.20%) Azure Sentinel
14 1 (0.20%) Azure Storage
14 1 (0.20%) MinIO
14 1 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 63 (12.70%) Firewall
2 47 (9.48%) DNS
3 33 (6.65%) WAN
4 28 (5.65%) DHCP
5 26 (5.24%) Network Security
5 26 (5.24%) SAN
6 25 (5.04%) TCP/IP
7 24 (4.84%) LAN
8 23 (4.64%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (3.63%) BGP
9 18 (3.63%) VPN
9 18 (3.63%) VSAN
10 17 (3.43%) OSPF
11 15 (3.02%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (2.42%) BIG-IP
13 11 (2.22%) MPLS
13 11 (2.22%) VoIP
14 10 (2.02%) Intrusion Detection
14 10 (2.02%) IPsec
15 8 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (8.27%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (2.82%) Oracle BI EE
4 13 (2.62%) Oracle ODI
5 12 (2.42%) Big Data
6 11 (2.22%) Power BI
7 9 (1.81%) MariaDB
7 9 (1.81%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.21%) Data Lake
9 5 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.60%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.40%) Tableau
13 1 (0.20%) Oracle Exadata
13 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 24 (4.84%) Git (software)
2 21 (4.23%) Jenkins
3 15 (3.02%) JIRA
4 14 (2.82%) GitLab
5 6 (1.21%) Bitbucket
5 6 (1.21%) Cucumber
5 6 (1.21%) Vagrant
6 5 (1.01%) LabVIEW
6 5 (1.01%) NUnit
7 4 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.81%) HP UFT
7 4 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.60%) GDB
8 3 (0.60%) JMeter
8 3 (0.60%) NetBeans
8 3 (0.60%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (0.60%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (9.07%) Military
2 30 (6.05%) Public Sector
3 28 (5.65%) Finance
4 22 (4.44%) Electronics
5 19 (3.83%) Law
5 19 (3.83%) Telecoms
6 15 (3.02%) Marketing
7 12 (2.42%) Manufacturing
8 11 (2.22%) Aerospace
9 8 (1.61%) Legal
10 6 (1.21%) Advertising
10 6 (1.21%) Games
11 4 (0.81%) Banking
12 3 (0.60%) German Language
12 3 (0.60%) Local Government
12 3 (0.60%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.60%) Retail
13 2 (0.40%) Cyber-Physical System
14 1 (0.20%) Police
Job Titles
1 81 (16.33%) Architect
2 49 (9.88%) Network Engineer
3 38 (7.66%) Analyst
4 34 (6.85%) Developer
5 30 (6.05%) Support Engineer
6 29 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 27 (5.44%) DevOps Engineer
8 22 (4.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 22 (4.44%) Consultant
9 18 (3.63%) Cloud Architect
9 18 (3.63%) Software Engineer
10 17 (3.43%) IT Engineer
11 16 (3.23%) Azure Infrastructure Lead
12 15 (3.02%) IT Support
12 15 (3.02%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
12 15 (3.02%) Test Analyst
13 14 (2.82%) AWS Architect
13 14 (2.82%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 14 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (2.82%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.64%) .NET
2 13 (2.62%) AngularJS
2 13 (2.62%) Spring
3 12 (2.42%) Web Services
4 10 (2.02%) CSS
4 10 (2.02%) Node.js
4 10 (2.02%) REST
5 9 (1.81%) HTML
5 9 (1.81%) React
6 8 (1.61%) Redux
6 8 (1.61%) Spring Boot
7 7 (1.41%) DirectX
7 7 (1.41%) MFC
7 7 (1.41%) Middleware
7 7 (1.41%) OpenGL
7 7 (1.41%) Qt
7 7 (1.41%) RESTful
7 7 (1.41%) Vue.js
8 6 (1.21%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (0.81%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.08%) Public Cloud
2 47 (9.48%) Data Centre
3 42 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.23%) Driving Licence
5 12 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (2.42%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.42%) PKI
6 11 (2.22%) Cybercrime
7 9 (1.81%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.61%) PMI
9 6 (1.21%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 5 (1.01%) Acoustics
10 5 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.01%) NHS
11 4 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (0.81%) Fibre Optics
11 4 (0.81%) Organisational Skills
11 4 (0.81%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 118 (23.79%) Windows
2 75 (15.12%) Linux
3 53 (10.69%) Windows Server 2016
4 49 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (8.67%) Windows Server 2019
6 40 (8.06%) Windows Server
7 36 (7.26%) Windows 10
8 21 (4.23%) CentOS
9 14 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.01%) Android
11 5 (1.01%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.01%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.40%) Unix
14 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.20%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (14.92%) ITIL
3 72 (14.52%) DevOps
4 51 (10.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 46 (9.27%) Cybersecurity
6 45 (9.07%) Software Engineering
7 43 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
8 36 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (6.65%) Continuous Improvement
10 32 (6.45%) Analytics
10 32 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
10 32 (6.45%) Configuration Management
10 32 (6.45%) Infrastructure as Code
10 32 (6.45%) Project Management
11 29 (5.85%) Service Management
12 28 (5.65%) Mentoring
13 25 (5.04%) Decision-Making
14 23 (4.64%) Risk Management
14 23 (4.64%) Software Testing
15 22 (4.44%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 51 (10.28%) C
2 45 (9.07%) SQL
3 37 (7.46%) Java
4 33 (6.65%) PowerShell
5 26 (5.24%) Python
6 25 (5.04%) C++
7 24 (4.84%) C#
8 20 (4.03%) JavaScript
9 14 (2.82%) PL/SQL
10 11 (2.22%) Ruby
11 10 (2.02%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.21%) Groovy
13 5 (1.01%) Java 8
13 5 (1.01%) MATLAB
13 5 (1.01%) PHP
14 4 (0.81%) ES6
15 3 (0.60%) Go
15 3 (0.60%) Perl
16 2 (0.40%) VBA
17 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 496 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 92 (18.55%) DV Cleared
3 55 (11.09%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (8.06%) CCNA
4 40 (8.06%) Degree
5 36 (7.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 33 (6.65%) CCNP
7 24 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (4.64%) ISTQB
9 21 (4.23%) CISSP
9 21 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (3.23%) MCSA
11 14 (2.82%) A+ Certification
12 13 (2.62%) CESG Certified Professional
12 13 (2.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (2.42%) AWS Certification
13 12 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 11 (2.22%) ISEB
14 11 (2.22%) MCP
15 10 (2.02%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.86%) SLA
2 20 (4.03%) NCSC
3 18 (3.63%) NIST
4 14 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.81%) JSP 440
6 8 (1.61%) RMADS
7 6 (1.21%) QA
8 4 (0.81%) Def Stans
8 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.40%) GDPR
10 2 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.40%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.20%) GRC
11 1 (0.20%) NEBOSH
11 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 98 (19.76%) Active Directory
2 79 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (9.07%) Docker
4 33 (6.65%) VMware ESXi
5 32 (6.45%) Hyper-V
6 28 (5.65%) vSphere
7 26 (5.24%) VMware NSX
8 13 (2.62%) Firmware
9 12 (2.42%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (2.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (1.01%) NFS
13 2 (0.40%) KVM
13 2 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.20%) Snort
14 1 (0.20%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (9.07%) SCCM
2 38 (7.66%) Kubernetes
3 36 (7.26%) Ansible
4 33 (6.65%) Terraform
5 29 (5.85%) SCVMM
6 27 (5.44%) Microsoft Intune
7 11 (2.22%) Packer
7 11 (2.22%) Puppet
8 10 (2.02%) HP ALM
9 9 (1.81%) SCOM
10 8 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (1.01%) Consul
11 5 (1.01%) Grafana
11 5 (1.01%) Graphite
11 5 (1.01%) Prometheus
11 5 (1.01%) Sonobuoy
12 4 (0.81%) Cisco UCCX
12 4 (0.81%) SCSM
13 3 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 135 (27.22%) Microsoft
2 99 (19.96%) VMware
3 79 (15.93%) Cisco
4 48 (9.68%) Oracle
5 23 (4.64%) Veeam
6 22 (4.44%) SolarWinds
7 20 (4.03%) SAP
8 18 (3.63%) F5
9 17 (3.43%) ServiceNow
10 16 (3.23%) HP
11 15 (3.02%) Palo Alto
12 14 (2.82%) Informatica
13 12 (2.42%) Juniper
14 11 (2.22%) Atlassian
14 11 (2.22%) Red Hat
15 10 (2.02%) Dell
16 7 (1.41%) Adobe
16 7 (1.41%) Apple
16 7 (1.41%) Citrix
17 6 (1.21%) Google