Period
to 8 July 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 8 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 66 118
Rank change year-on-year +13 +52 -21
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 648 1,213 827
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.65% 4.49% 2.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.23% 15.82% 10.19%
Number of salaries quoted 327 670 570
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.63% +1.58%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,000 £28,475
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +9.38% +1.05%

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 3,555 7,666 8,112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.53% 28.40% 26.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2,535 5,590 6,421
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,575 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,670 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.34% - +11.11%

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 8 July 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 8 July 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 -1 367 £50,000 +5.26% 34
Thames Valley +43 152 £58,750 +2.17% 20
Berkshire +27 110 £64,250 +11.74% 8
Surrey -28 48 £50,000 -16.67% 7
East Sussex +75 41 £44,000 +22.65%
West Sussex +47 33 £55,000 +15.79% 3
Buckinghamshire +33 22 £50,000 +17.65% 11
Oxfordshire +35 20 £45,000 - 1
Kent +47 10 £32,500 -7.14% 1
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 8 July 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.

1 648 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 189 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (18.52%) DV Cleared
4 103 (15.90%) Windows
5 101 (15.59%) Java
6 93 (14.35%) ITIL
7 89 (13.73%) Linux
8 88 (13.58%) Microsoft
9 80 (12.35%) SQL
10 76 (11.73%) Python
11 73 (11.27%) VMware
11 73 (11.27%) Cybersecurity
12 70 (10.80%) DevOps
13 65 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
14 63 (9.72%) Azure
14 63 (9.72%) Military
15 62 (9.57%) JavaScript
16 60 (9.26%) Active Directory
17 59 (9.10%) SIEM
18 56 (8.64%) Degree
19 55 (8.49%) SAP
20 52 (8.02%) Firewall
21 50 (7.72%) C#
21 50 (7.72%) C++
22 48 (7.41%) HTML
22 48 (7.41%) SLA
23 47 (7.25%) CISSP
24 46 (7.10%) SQL Server
25 45 (6.94%) WAN
26 44 (6.79%) Cisco

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 25 (3.86%) Apache Spark
2 22 (3.40%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.31%) Apache Solr
3 15 (2.31%) Confluence
4 12 (1.85%) Apache
4 12 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.70%) WildFly
6 8 (1.23%) IIS
6 8 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.77%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.62%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.46%) nginx
11 2 (0.31%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (0.31%) Camunda
11 2 (0.31%) JBoss
11 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.31%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 22 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.62%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.70%) SAP HR
2 10 (1.54%) SAP PSCD
2 10 (1.54%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (1.39%) SAP CO
3 9 (1.39%) SAP FI
3 9 (1.39%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (0.93%) SAP MDG
5 4 (0.62%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.46%) SAP MDM
7 2 (0.31%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 63 (9.72%) Azure
2 26 (4.01%) AWS
3 24 (3.70%) Office 365
3 24 (3.70%) SaaS
4 10 (1.54%) IaaS
4 10 (1.54%) PaaS
5 9 (1.39%) GCP
6 6 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.93%) GitHub
6 6 (0.93%) OpenShift
7 4 (0.62%) Power Platform
8 3 (0.46%) Amazon ECS
8 3 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.31%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.15%) Boomi
10 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 52 (8.02%) Firewall
2 45 (6.94%) WAN
3 38 (5.86%) LAN
4 20 (3.09%) DNS
4 20 (3.09%) HTTP
5 19 (2.93%) TCP/IP
6 17 (2.62%) Network Security
7 14 (2.16%) Wireless
8 12 (1.85%) BGP
8 12 (1.85%) OSPF
9 11 (1.70%) DHCP
10 10 (1.54%) FTP
10 10 (1.54%) Internet
10 10 (1.54%) Structured Cabling
10 10 (1.54%) Wireshark
11 9 (1.39%) VPN
12 8 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (1.23%) SAN
12 8 (1.23%) Skype
13 7 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.71%) Big Data
3 29 (4.48%) Hadoop
4 25 (3.86%) MongoDB
5 12 (1.85%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
7 9 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (1.39%) SAP Data Services
8 8 (1.23%) Apache Accumulo
8 8 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (1.23%) KNIME
8 8 (1.23%) Neo4j
8 8 (1.23%) SQL Server 2017
9 7 (1.08%) HBase
9 7 (1.08%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.93%) BODI
10 6 (0.93%) MySQL
11 5 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.77%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 26 (4.01%) JIRA
2 23 (3.55%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.54%) Eclipse
4 10 (1.54%) NWDS
4 10 (1.54%) Subversion
5 9 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (1.23%) Maven
7 7 (1.08%) GitLab
8 6 (0.93%) LSMW
8 6 (0.93%) Selenium
8 6 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.77%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (0.62%) MagicDraw
10 4 (0.62%) Polyspace
10 4 (0.62%) VectorCAST
11 3 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.46%) ClearCase
11 3 (0.46%) ClearQuest
11 3 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 63 (9.72%) Military
2 42 (6.48%) Finance
2 42 (6.48%) Public Sector
3 39 (6.02%) Aerospace
4 17 (2.62%) Law
4 17 (2.62%) Legal
5 10 (1.54%) Banking
6 7 (1.08%) Police
7 6 (0.93%) Advertising
7 6 (0.93%) Local Government
8 4 (0.62%) Automotive
8 4 (0.62%) Electronics
8 4 (0.62%) Marketing
8 4 (0.62%) Retail
8 4 (0.62%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.46%) Avionics
9 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 104 (16.05%) Analyst
2 81 (12.50%) Developer
3 77 (11.88%) Architect
4 41 (6.33%) Support Engineer
5 37 (5.71%) Security Analyst
6 35 (5.40%) Network Engineer
7 28 (4.32%) Consultant
8 27 (4.17%) Team Leader
9 25 (3.86%) Security Manager
10 24 (3.70%) SIEM Analyst
11 22 (3.40%) ArcSight Analyst
11 22 (3.40%) Business Analyst
11 22 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 22 (3.40%) Splunk Analyst
12 21 (3.24%) Infrastructure Team Leader
12 21 (3.24%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
13 20 (3.09%) Software Engineer
14 19 (2.93%) IT Manager
14 19 (2.93%) SAP Developer
14 19 (2.93%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (7.41%) HTML
2 44 (6.79%) .NET
3 35 (5.40%) CSS
4 32 (4.94%) Web Services
5 31 (4.78%) HTML5
6 27 (4.17%) REST
7 22 (3.40%) AngularJS
7 22 (3.40%) React
8 21 (3.24%) .NET Framework
8 21 (3.24%) XML
9 20 (3.09%) Apache Flex
9 20 (3.09%) JSON
10 18 (2.78%) Spring
11 17 (2.62%) jQuery
11 17 (2.62%) RESTful
12 16 (2.47%) SOAP
13 14 (2.16%) Kafka
13 14 (2.16%) Node.js
14 12 (1.85%) JSF
14 12 (1.85%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (5.86%) Security Operations Centre
3 29 (4.48%) Data Centre
4 23 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (3.09%) Cyberthreat
5 20 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.93%) User Experience
7 15 (2.31%) Clustering
8 14 (2.16%) Public Cloud
9 13 (2.01%) Driving Licence
9 13 (2.01%) PKI
10 12 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.70%) W3C
12 10 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
12 10 (1.54%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.23%) CCTV
13 8 (1.23%) Cloud Native
13 8 (1.23%) CMDB
13 8 (1.23%) Credit Risk
13 8 (1.23%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 103 (15.90%) Windows
2 89 (13.73%) Linux
3 40 (6.17%) Windows Server
4 23 (3.55%) Windows 10
5 14 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (2.01%) Windows Server 2016
7 11 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.54%) CentOS
9 6 (0.93%) Unix
10 3 (0.46%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.46%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.31%) Solaris
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.15%) AIX
12 1 (0.15%) Android
12 1 (0.15%) Debian
12 1 (0.15%) VMS
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (14.35%) ITIL
3 73 (11.27%) Cybersecurity
4 70 (10.80%) DevOps
5 65 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
6 59 (9.10%) SIEM
7 41 (6.33%) Analytics
7 41 (6.33%) Information Security
7 41 (6.33%) Service Delivery
8 40 (6.17%) Security Operations
9 39 (6.02%) Information Assurance
9 39 (6.02%) Risk Management
10 38 (5.86%) Mathematics
11 36 (5.56%) Project Management
12 35 (5.40%) Stakeholder Management
13 34 (5.25%) Service Management
13 34 (5.25%) Software Engineering
13 34 (5.25%) Test Automation
14 33 (5.09%) SDLC
14 33 (5.09%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (15.59%) Java
2 80 (12.35%) SQL
3 76 (11.73%) Python
4 62 (9.57%) JavaScript
5 50 (7.72%) C#
5 50 (7.72%) C++
6 37 (5.71%) C
7 35 (5.40%) PowerShell
8 24 (3.70%) ABAP
9 21 (3.24%) Perl
10 20 (3.09%) Bash Shell
11 17 (2.62%) R
12 16 (2.47%) Scala
13 12 (1.85%) MATLAB
13 12 (1.85%) Ruby
14 11 (1.70%) Java 8
15 9 (1.39%) Ada
15 9 (1.39%) VBA
16 7 (1.08%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 648 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 120 (18.52%) DV Cleared
3 56 (8.64%) Degree
4 47 (7.25%) CISSP
5 41 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (5.25%) CISM
7 28 (4.32%) CESG Certified Professional
8 24 (3.70%) CCNP
8 24 (3.70%) CRISC
9 21 (3.24%) CCIE
10 17 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (2.31%) CEH
11 15 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (2.16%) A+ Certification
13 11 (1.70%) CCNA
13 11 (1.70%) MCSE
14 10 (1.54%) CCDP
15 8 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (1.23%) MCSA
16 7 (1.08%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (7.41%) SLA
2 40 (6.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (4.94%) JSP 440
4 23 (3.55%) Cyber Essentials
4 23 (3.55%) RMADS
4 23 (3.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 17 (2.62%) QA
6 14 (2.16%) NIST
7 13 (2.01%) GDPR
8 9 (1.39%) Data Quality
8 9 (1.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 7 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 6 (0.93%) NCSC
11 4 (0.62%) IEC 61508
12 3 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.46%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.31%) PMO
14 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.15%) NIST 800
14 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 36 (5.56%) Docker
3 34 (5.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 14 (2.16%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.54%) NFS
8 8 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.93%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.62%) vSphere
11 2 (0.31%) Firmware
11 2 (0.31%) Postfix
12 1 (0.15%) KVM
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.15%) Squid
12 1 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 42 (6.48%) SCCM
2 34 (5.25%) SCOM
3 32 (4.94%) Ansible
4 31 (4.78%) QRadar
5 26 (4.01%) WSUS
6 15 (2.31%) Puppet
7 11 (1.70%) Kubernetes
8 9 (1.39%) Salt
9 7 (1.08%) Terraform
10 6 (0.93%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.77%) Nessus
12 4 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.46%) Packer
13 3 (0.46%) ZABBIX
14 1 (0.15%) Ambari
14 1 (0.15%) Grafana
14 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
14 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Satellite
14 1 (0.15%) SELinux
Vendors
1 88 (13.58%) Microsoft
2 73 (11.27%) VMware
3 55 (8.49%) SAP
4 44 (6.79%) Cisco
5 41 (6.33%) Splunk
6 39 (6.02%) LogRhythm
7 26 (4.01%) Juniper
8 24 (3.70%) ArcSight
9 19 (2.93%) Red Hat
10 18 (2.78%) Oracle
11 10 (1.54%) Adobe
11 10 (1.54%) Google
12 8 (1.23%) CA
13 7 (1.08%) Atlassian
13 7 (1.08%) McAfee
13 7 (1.08%) Palo Alto
14 6 (0.93%) Remedy
15 5 (0.77%) IBM
15 5 (0.77%) Progress
15 5 (0.77%) SolarWinds