Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 99 107 93
Rank change year-on-year +8 -14 -3
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 806 812 946
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.16% 2.81% 3.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.45% 10.51% 11.93%
Number of salaries quoted 544 539 742
South East median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +9.89% -4.21%
10th Percentile £35,000 £24,500 £27,550
90th Percentile £78,750 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +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 7,039 7,729 7,932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.61% 26.73% 27.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5,154 5,953 6,438
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019. 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 -7 415 £55,000 +10.00% 113
Thames Valley +100 282 £65,000 +18.18% 66
Berkshire +88 240 £65,000 +18.18% 44
Surrey +56 148 £62,500 +13.64% 34
Buckinghamshire +3 33 £52,500 -4.55% 17
Kent -1 12 £55,000 +15.79% 3
Oxfordshire +29 9 £45,000 - 5
West Sussex -31 8 £43,250 -17.62% 11
Middlesex - 3 £50,000 -
Home Counties - 2 £71,250 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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.

1 806 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 188 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (20.72%) DV Cleared
4 156 (19.35%) Windows
5 145 (17.99%) Linux
6 132 (16.38%) Microsoft
7 131 (16.25%) Problem-Solving
8 128 (15.88%) Cybersecurity
9 123 (15.26%) Java
10 121 (15.01%) ITIL
11 120 (14.89%) DevOps
12 113 (14.02%) Cisco
13 98 (12.16%) Project Management
14 94 (11.66%) Software Engineering
15 90 (11.17%) VMware
16 89 (11.04%) C++
17 87 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
18 86 (10.67%) SQL
19 85 (10.55%) C#
20 83 (10.30%) Public Sector
21 78 (9.68%) SAP
21 78 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
21 78 (9.68%) Finance
22 77 (9.55%) Degree
23 75 (9.31%) Python
24 71 (8.81%) C
25 68 (8.44%) Firewall
26 66 (8.19%) AWS
27 65 (8.06%) Active Directory
28 59 (7.32%) CCNP

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 26 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.23%) Apache Spark
3 16 (1.99%) Apache
4 15 (1.86%) MS Exchange
5 11 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.12%) Confluence
6 9 (1.12%) Skype for Business
7 8 (0.99%) IIS
7 8 (0.99%) MS Project Server
8 6 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.62%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.62%) Hyperledger
9 5 (0.62%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.50%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.25%) CMS
11 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.25%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (1.24%) SAP BPC
1 10 (1.24%) SAP CO
1 10 (1.24%) SAP FI
1 10 (1.24%) SAP FI/CO
2 6 (0.74%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.37%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.12%) Primavera
6 1 (0.12%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 66 (8.19%) AWS
2 58 (7.20%) Azure
3 37 (4.59%) Office 365
4 7 (0.87%) Boomi
4 7 (0.87%) GCP
4 7 (0.87%) IaaS
5 6 (0.74%) SaaS
5 6 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
6 5 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.62%) PaaS
7 2 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.25%) Power Platform
7 2 (0.25%) Serverless
8 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.12%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.12%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 68 (8.44%) Firewall
2 43 (5.33%) TCP/IP
3 41 (5.09%) WAN
4 40 (4.96%) Network Security
5 34 (4.22%) LAN
6 31 (3.85%) BGP
6 31 (3.85%) DNS
6 31 (3.85%) VPN
7 28 (3.47%) Cisco ASA
8 25 (3.10%) OSPF
8 25 (3.10%) Wireless
9 21 (2.61%) DHCP
10 20 (2.48%) MPLS
11 12 (1.49%) Internet
12 11 (1.36%) Cisco ISE
12 11 (1.36%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (1.12%) Cisco Firepower
13 9 (1.12%) IPsec
13 9 (1.12%) IPv6
13 9 (1.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.60%) Big Data
3 27 (3.35%) MongoDB
4 23 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (2.48%) Hadoop
6 16 (1.99%) Relational Database
7 15 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (1.61%) SAP BW
9 10 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (0.99%) MySQL
10 8 (0.99%) Neo4j
11 7 (0.87%) IBM InfoSphere
12 6 (0.74%) GIS
12 6 (0.74%) VoltDB
13 5 (0.62%) Blockchain
13 5 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.62%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.50%) Apache Accumulo
14 4 (0.50%) OrientDB
14 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 27 (3.35%) JIRA
2 24 (2.98%) Jenkins
3 23 (2.85%) Git (software)
4 18 (2.23%) Jasmine
4 18 (2.23%) Mocha
5 17 (2.11%) Selenium
6 15 (1.86%) Cucumber
7 13 (1.61%) WebDriver
8 12 (1.49%) Rational DOORS
9 10 (1.24%) Bitbucket
10 9 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (1.12%) JBehave
11 6 (0.74%) JIRA Agile
11 6 (0.74%) Maven
11 6 (0.74%) Subversion
12 5 (0.62%) Gradle
13 4 (0.50%) IDA Disassembler
13 4 (0.50%) Polyspace
13 4 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.50%) VectorCAST
General
1 83 (10.30%) Public Sector
2 78 (9.68%) Finance
3 53 (6.58%) Military
4 49 (6.08%) Telecoms
5 43 (5.33%) Electronics
6 30 (3.72%) Marketing
7 28 (3.47%) Manufacturing
8 25 (3.10%) Legal
9 23 (2.85%) Aerospace
10 10 (1.24%) Banking
11 9 (1.12%) Police
12 8 (0.99%) Advertising
12 8 (0.99%) Local Government
12 8 (0.99%) Retail
13 5 (0.62%) Avionics
13 5 (0.62%) Law
14 4 (0.50%) Automotive
15 2 (0.25%) Back Office
15 2 (0.25%) Billing
15 2 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 141 (17.49%) Architect
2 89 (11.04%) Developer
3 88 (10.92%) Consultant
4 68 (8.44%) Analyst
5 53 (6.58%) Network Engineer
6 48 (5.96%) Software Engineer
7 45 (5.58%) Support Engineer
8 41 (5.09%) Security Architect
9 39 (4.84%) Security Consultant
10 29 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 25 (3.10%) IT Engineer
12 24 (2.98%) Security Engineer
13 23 (2.85%) Administrator
13 23 (2.85%) Java Developer
13 23 (2.85%) SAP Consultant
13 23 (2.85%) Technical Consultant
14 21 (2.61%) C++ Software Engineer
14 21 (2.61%) Network Architect
15 20 (2.48%) C# Developer
15 20 (2.48%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (6.45%) Web Services
2 30 (3.72%) .NET
3 24 (2.98%) HTML
3 24 (2.98%) Spring
4 20 (2.48%) AngularJS
5 16 (1.99%) XML
6 15 (1.86%) CSS
7 14 (1.74%) HTML5
8 13 (1.61%) SAP Basis
9 12 (1.49%) React
9 12 (1.49%) RESTful
10 10 (1.24%) Akka
10 10 (1.24%) Spring Cloud
11 9 (1.12%) JSON
12 8 (0.99%) Hibernate
12 8 (0.99%) Java EE
12 8 (0.99%) Natural Language Processing
12 8 (0.99%) Pandas
12 8 (0.99%) SAP PI
12 8 (0.99%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 87 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (6.82%) Self-Motivation
3 40 (4.96%) Data Centre
4 24 (2.98%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.48%) Algorithms
6 19 (2.36%) Clustering
7 17 (2.11%) Public Cloud
8 13 (1.61%) Driving Licence
8 13 (1.61%) PKI
9 12 (1.49%) User Experience
10 11 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (1.36%) Virtual Team
11 10 (1.24%) CMDB
11 10 (1.24%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.24%) VHDL
12 9 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.87%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 6 (0.74%) Cloud Native
15 6 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 156 (19.35%) Windows
2 145 (17.99%) Linux
3 53 (6.58%) Windows Server
4 35 (4.34%) Unix
5 23 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (2.73%) Android
7 18 (2.23%) Windows 10
8 16 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (1.86%) Apple iOS
9 15 (1.86%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.87%) Windows 2000
11 7 (0.87%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.74%) CentOS
13 4 (0.50%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.25%) AIX
14 2 (0.25%) Fedora
15 1 (0.12%) Debian
15 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (16.25%) Problem-Solving
3 128 (15.88%) Cybersecurity
4 121 (15.01%) ITIL
5 120 (14.89%) DevOps
6 98 (12.16%) Project Management
7 94 (11.66%) Software Engineering
8 59 (7.32%) Mentoring
9 58 (7.20%) Information Security
10 55 (6.82%) Service Management
11 53 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 52 (6.45%) TDD
13 51 (6.33%) Continuous Improvement
14 49 (6.08%) Service Delivery
15 47 (5.83%) Security Architecture
16 46 (5.71%) SDLC
17 43 (5.33%) Programme Management
18 41 (5.09%) ITSM
19 40 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
19 40 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 123 (15.26%) Java
2 89 (11.04%) C++
3 86 (10.67%) SQL
4 85 (10.55%) C#
5 75 (9.31%) Python
6 71 (8.81%) C
7 43 (5.33%) JavaScript
8 26 (3.23%) Shell Script
9 21 (2.61%) PowerShell
10 18 (2.23%) PL/SQL
11 15 (1.86%) Bash Shell
12 14 (1.74%) Java 8
12 14 (1.74%) VB
13 11 (1.36%) Perl
14 9 (1.12%) Embedded C++
15 8 (0.99%) Scala
15 8 (0.99%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.87%) ABAP
17 6 (0.74%) Ruby
18 5 (0.62%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 806 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 167 (20.72%) DV Cleared
3 78 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
4 77 (9.55%) Degree
5 59 (7.32%) CCNP
6 40 (4.96%) CISSP
7 37 (4.59%) CCNA
8 35 (4.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (3.10%) CCIE
10 19 (2.36%) CISM
10 19 (2.36%) JNCIS
11 18 (2.23%) CCDP
12 17 (2.11%) MCSE
13 16 (1.99%) ISTQB
13 16 (1.99%) JNCIA
13 16 (1.99%) MCSA
14 14 (1.74%) CCSE
15 13 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
15 13 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (1.36%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.21%) SLA
2 33 (4.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.11%) QA
3 17 (2.11%) RMADS
4 11 (1.36%) JSP 440
5 8 (0.99%) PMO
6 7 (0.87%) GDPR
6 7 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (0.87%) NIST
7 6 (0.74%) IEC 61508
8 5 (0.62%) COBIT
8 5 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.25%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.25%) DO-254
11 2 (0.25%) GPG13
11 2 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.25%) NCSC
System Software
1 65 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 52 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (3.72%) Docker
4 26 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (2.36%) VMware NSX
6 18 (2.23%) vSphere
7 13 (1.61%) Firmware
8 9 (1.12%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.87%) vCloud
11 6 (0.74%) Snort
12 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 3 (0.37%) KVM
15 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (3.35%) Ansible
2 22 (2.73%) SCOM
3 21 (2.61%) Puppet
3 21 (2.61%) SCCM
4 15 (1.86%) vCenter Server
5 12 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.24%) QRadar
7 9 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
8 7 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (0.87%) vRealize
9 6 (0.74%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.62%) Nagios
10 5 (0.62%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (0.50%) Endace
11 4 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.50%) Salt
11 4 (0.50%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 132 (16.38%) Microsoft
2 113 (14.02%) Cisco
3 90 (11.17%) VMware
4 78 (9.68%) SAP
5 54 (6.70%) Oracle
6 52 (6.45%) Juniper
7 29 (3.60%) Palo Alto
8 27 (3.35%) CheckPoint
9 18 (2.23%) HP
10 16 (1.99%) Citrix
10 16 (1.99%) F5
11 15 (1.86%) Google
11 15 (1.86%) Splunk
12 13 (1.61%) IBM
12 13 (1.61%) Red Hat
12 13 (1.61%) SolarWinds
13 11 (1.36%) Dell
13 11 (1.36%) Fortinet
13 11 (1.36%) Symantec
14 10 (1.24%) LogRhythm