Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 126 83
Rank change year-on-year +23 -43 +7
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 851 823 1,177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.05% 2.64% 3.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.06% 9.89% 11.37%
Number of salaries quoted 539 593 781
South East median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.15% -2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £23,100 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,600 £72,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -1.64%

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 7,695 8,320 10,353
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.57% 26.68% 30.64%
Number of salaries quoted 5,870 6,685 8,360
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +17 521 £48,500 +15.48% 95
Thames Valley -6 160 £52,500 +10.53% 63
Surrey -7 120 £54,000 +4.85% 33
Berkshire -10 120 £55,000 +22.22% 46
West Sussex -4 49 £52,500 +61.54% 13
Buckinghamshire +14 33 £55,000 -31.25% 14
Oxfordshire +17 11 £40,258 -49.68% 3
Kent +13 8 £30,000 -40.00% 2
East Sussex - 4 - -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 851 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 234 (27.50%) Windows
3 204 (23.97%) Microsoft
4 172 (20.21%) Agile Software Development
5 161 (18.92%) ITIL
6 141 (16.57%) Active Directory
7 139 (16.33%) Linux
8 134 (15.75%) C
9 129 (15.16%) Problem-Solving
10 120 (14.10%) C++
11 116 (13.63%) Java
12 112 (13.16%) DV Cleared
13 106 (12.46%) VMware
14 104 (12.22%) Software Engineering
15 103 (12.10%) Microsoft Office
16 100 (11.75%) Degree
17 92 (10.81%) Python
18 86 (10.11%) Cisco
18 86 (10.11%) Finance
19 83 (9.75%) VMware Infrastructure
20 80 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
20 80 (9.40%) Firewall
21 77 (9.05%) SQL
22 76 (8.93%) C#
23 75 (8.81%) SAP
23 75 (8.81%) LAN
23 75 (8.81%) DevOps
24 73 (8.58%) Windows Server
25 69 (8.11%) Network Security
26 68 (7.99%) Self-Motivation

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 48 (5.64%) MS Exchange
2 33 (3.88%) SharePoint
3 23 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (1.41%) Apache
4 12 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (1.18%) IIS
6 9 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (0.94%) MS Project Server
8 6 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.71%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.59%) SAS
9 5 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.59%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.47%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.47%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.35%) Confluence
11 3 (0.35%) GeoServer
11 3 (0.35%) SAP Portal
12 1 (0.12%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 103 (12.10%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (3.76%) Microsoft Project
3 27 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 22 (2.59%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 14 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.59%) SAP PSCD
3 4 (0.47%) SAP BPC
3 4 (0.47%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.47%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.47%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.35%) Primavera
4 3 (0.35%) SAP PS
5 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 52 (6.11%) Amazon AWS
1 52 (6.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (4.70%) Office 365
3 23 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (1.76%) SaaS
5 12 (1.41%) GitHub
6 10 (1.18%) IaaS
7 9 (1.06%) Serverless
8 7 (0.82%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (0.82%) AWS Fargate
8 7 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (0.82%) PaaS
9 6 (0.71%) Boomi
10 5 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.12%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 80 (9.40%) Firewall
2 75 (8.81%) LAN
3 69 (8.11%) Network Security
4 52 (6.11%) TCP/IP
5 49 (5.76%) WAN
6 43 (5.05%) Wireless
7 39 (4.58%) DNS
8 37 (4.35%) VLAN
9 36 (4.23%) Cisco ASA
10 35 (4.11%) VPN
11 34 (4.00%) DHCP
11 34 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
12 30 (3.53%) Internet
13 25 (2.94%) WLAN
14 22 (2.59%) SAN
15 20 (2.35%) BGP
15 20 (2.35%) VoIP
16 19 (2.23%) HSRP
17 17 (2.00%) HTTP
17 17 (2.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.59%) Big Data
3 20 (2.35%) MongoDB
4 19 (2.23%) Neo4j
5 16 (1.88%) Hadoop
6 13 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (1.18%) GIS
8 7 (0.82%) Apache Hive
8 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.82%) SAP Data Services
8 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (0.59%) VoltDB
11 4 (0.47%) Geospatial Data
11 4 (0.47%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 42 (4.94%) Jenkins
2 34 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 28 (3.29%) JIRA
4 22 (2.59%) GitLab
5 18 (2.12%) Selenium
6 15 (1.76%) Vagrant
7 12 (1.41%) Subversion
7 12 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (1.18%) Rational DOORS
9 9 (1.06%) Visual Studio
10 8 (0.94%) JMeter
11 7 (0.82%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.82%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.82%) WebDriver
12 6 (0.71%) Robot Framework
12 6 (0.71%) SoapUI
13 5 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.59%) EasyMock
13 5 (0.59%) JIRA Agile
14 4 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 86 (10.11%) Finance
2 57 (6.70%) Telecoms
3 39 (4.58%) Electronics
4 37 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 33 (3.88%) Marketing
6 26 (3.06%) Military
7 20 (2.35%) Aerospace
8 13 (1.53%) Advertising
9 9 (1.06%) Law
10 7 (0.82%) Back Office
11 6 (0.71%) Local Government
12 5 (0.59%) Billing
13 4 (0.47%) Legal
13 4 (0.47%) Publishing
13 4 (0.47%) Retail
14 3 (0.35%) Automotive
14 3 (0.35%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 137 (16.10%) Analyst
2 121 (14.22%) Architect
3 91 (10.69%) Developer
4 51 (5.99%) Network Engineer
4 51 (5.99%) Software Engineer
5 45 (5.29%) Project Manager
6 42 (4.94%) Service Analyst
7 41 (4.82%) Service Desk Analyst
8 38 (4.47%) Support Analyst
9 34 (4.00%) Consultant
10 33 (3.88%) DevOps Engineer
11 27 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
11 27 (3.17%) Support Engineer
12 25 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
12 25 (2.94%) C++ Software Engineer
13 24 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 23 (2.70%) Service Architect
15 22 (2.59%) Administrator
16 21 (2.47%) Senior Network Engineer
16 21 (2.47%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.00%) .NET
2 29 (3.41%) AngularJS
3 26 (3.06%) Node.js
4 23 (2.70%) Vue.js
4 23 (2.70%) Web Services
5 22 (2.59%) React
6 20 (2.35%) XML
7 19 (2.23%) Spring
8 15 (1.76%) CGI
9 14 (1.65%) SOAP
10 12 (1.41%) Middleware
10 12 (1.41%) SAP PI
11 11 (1.29%) HTML
11 11 (1.29%) J2EE
11 11 (1.29%) JSON
12 10 (1.18%) JSP
13 9 (1.06%) ASP.NET
13 9 (1.06%) CSS
13 9 (1.06%) Hibernate
13 9 (1.06%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 80 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (7.99%) Self-Motivation
3 36 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 25 (2.94%) Data Centre
5 24 (2.82%) PKI
6 16 (1.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 15 (1.76%) Algorithms
8 14 (1.65%) PMI
9 13 (1.53%) Clustering
9 13 (1.53%) Driving Licence
10 12 (1.41%) CESG
11 11 (1.29%) Industry 4.0
11 11 (1.29%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.29%) VHDL
12 10 (1.18%) Cloud Native
12 10 (1.18%) Internet of Things
13 9 (1.06%) Security Operations Centre
14 8 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
15 7 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 234 (27.50%) Windows
2 139 (16.33%) Linux
3 73 (8.58%) Windows Server
4 58 (6.82%) Windows 7
5 53 (6.23%) Windows 10
6 47 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (3.29%) Unix
9 26 (3.06%) Windows 8
10 21 (2.47%) Windows XP
11 15 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (1.53%) Android
13 12 (1.41%) Apple iOS
13 12 (1.41%) Windows 2000
13 12 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (1.29%) SUSE
15 10 (1.18%) Debian
16 8 (0.94%) Windows NT
17 7 (0.82%) CentOS
18 6 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (20.21%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (18.92%) ITIL
3 129 (15.16%) Problem-Solving
4 104 (12.22%) Software Engineering
5 75 (8.81%) DevOps
6 64 (7.52%) ITIL V3
7 63 (7.40%) Project Management
7 63 (7.40%) Service Delivery
8 60 (7.05%) Cybersecurity
9 59 (6.93%) TDD
10 58 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
11 49 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 48 (5.64%) Information Security
13 47 (5.52%) Analytics
13 47 (5.52%) SIEM
14 45 (5.29%) Programme Management
15 43 (5.05%) Service Management
16 41 (4.82%) Open Source
17 39 (4.58%) Change Management
17 39 (4.58%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 134 (15.75%) C
2 120 (14.10%) C++
3 116 (13.63%) Java
4 92 (10.81%) Python
5 77 (9.05%) SQL
6 76 (8.93%) C#
7 49 (5.76%) JavaScript
8 31 (3.64%) Bash Shell
9 27 (3.17%) PowerShell
10 21 (2.47%) Go
11 20 (2.35%) Ruby
12 19 (2.23%) ABAP
13 9 (1.06%) Java 8
14 8 (0.94%) Ada
14 8 (0.94%) MATLAB
14 8 (0.94%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.71%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.59%) Embedded C++
17 4 (0.47%) Embedded C
17 4 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 851 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 112 (13.16%) DV Cleared
3 100 (11.75%) Degree
4 53 (6.23%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (3.76%) CCNA
5 32 (3.76%) CISSP
6 25 (2.94%) CCNP
7 23 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (2.47%) MCSE
8 21 (2.47%) PMI Certification
9 18 (2.12%) MCSA
10 15 (1.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 15 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 13 (1.53%) APMP
12 13 (1.53%) CEH
13 12 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (1.29%) CCIE
14 11 (1.29%) PMP
15 10 (1.18%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.76%) SLA
2 38 (4.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.47%) QA
4 13 (1.53%) PMO
5 10 (1.18%) GPG13
6 8 (0.94%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 5 (0.59%) DO-254
8 5 (0.59%) GDPR
9 3 (0.35%) GAAP
9 3 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (0.35%) IEC 61508
9 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.35%) RMADS
9 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.24%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.24%) JSP 440
System Software
1 141 (16.57%) Active Directory
2 83 (9.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (4.70%) Docker
4 38 (4.47%) vSphere
5 20 (2.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 20 (2.35%) Virtual Servers
6 16 (1.88%) VMware NSX
7 15 (1.76%) VirtualBox
7 15 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.41%) Hyper-V
9 9 (1.06%) Firmware
10 8 (0.94%) XenApp
11 7 (0.82%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.59%) NFS
12 5 (0.59%) vCloud
13 4 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.35%) GFS2
15 2 (0.24%) iptables
Systems Management
1 43 (5.05%) SCCM
2 34 (4.00%) Ansible
3 31 (3.64%) Puppet
4 26 (3.06%) Kubernetes
5 25 (2.94%) SCOM
6 18 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (1.76%) Nagios
7 15 (1.76%) Salt
8 13 (1.53%) WSUS
9 12 (1.41%) HP ALM
10 7 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.71%) Suricata
12 5 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (0.59%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.47%) Nessus
14 3 (0.35%) Data Guard
14 3 (0.35%) SELinux
15 2 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
15 2 (0.24%) PowerCLI
15 2 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 204 (23.97%) Microsoft
2 106 (12.46%) VMware
3 86 (10.11%) Cisco
4 75 (8.81%) SAP
5 59 (6.93%) Juniper
6 43 (5.05%) Oracle
7 32 (3.76%) HP
8 24 (2.82%) F5
8 24 (2.82%) SolarWinds
9 23 (2.70%) Citrix
10 20 (2.35%) Palo Alto
11 19 (2.23%) Fujitsu
12 12 (1.41%) EMC
12 12 (1.41%) LogRhythm
13 11 (1.29%) Red Hat
14 10 (1.18%) CheckPoint
15 8 (0.94%) Okta
16 7 (0.82%) Brocade
17 6 (0.71%) Fortinet
17 6 (0.71%) Meraki