Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 72 87 129
Rank change year-on-year +15 +42 -42
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 880 928 806
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.81% 3.47% 2.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.12% 12.16% 9.90%
Number of salaries quoted 590 548 575
South East median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.05% - -
10th Percentile £36,700 £23,425 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £54,000 £52,095 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +15.77% -

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 6,234 7,633 8,141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.00% 28.51% 26.21%
Number of salaries quoted 4,637 5,776 6,532
South East median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 25 January 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 25 January 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 0 475 £55,000 +15.79% 126
Thames Valley +94 291 £62,500 +38.89% 59
Berkshire +88 245 £65,000 +18.18% 42
Surrey +15 111 £62,500 +13.64% 20
Buckinghamshire +12 31 £48,000 -12.73% 8
Oxfordshire +22 15 £45,000 - 9
West Sussex -19 15 £55,000 +4.76% 7
Kent 0 13 £51,250 +70.83% 4
East Sussex +17 11 £44,000 - 3
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 880 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 257 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (18.98%) Linux
4 144 (16.36%) DevOps
5 140 (15.91%) DV Cleared
6 127 (14.43%) Windows
7 124 (14.09%) Microsoft
8 122 (13.86%) Java
9 111 (12.61%) Cybersecurity
10 109 (12.39%) Problem-Solving
11 103 (11.70%) ITIL
12 101 (11.48%) C++
13 100 (11.36%) Cisco
14 97 (11.02%) Python
15 94 (10.68%) Finance
16 92 (10.45%) Project Management
17 89 (10.11%) C
18 88 (10.00%) SQL
19 86 (9.77%) Azure
20 85 (9.66%) Degree
21 83 (9.43%) Cisco Certification
22 82 (9.32%) VMware
22 82 (9.32%) Software Engineering
23 76 (8.64%) Public Sector
24 75 (8.52%) SAP
25 74 (8.41%) AWS
26 72 (8.18%) Test Automation
27 70 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
27 70 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
28 68 (7.73%) Firewall

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 28 (3.18%) Apache Spark
2 25 (2.84%) Apache
3 18 (2.05%) Confluence
3 18 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 17 (1.93%) Apache Solr
5 15 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.14%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.80%) WordPress
8 6 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (0.68%) CMS
8 6 (0.68%) NetWeaver
9 4 (0.45%) IIS
10 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.34%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.34%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.23%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.23%) WildFly
Applications
1 27 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.23%) Simulink
6 1 (0.11%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.11%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (1.25%) SAP CO
1 11 (1.25%) SAP FI
1 11 (1.25%) SAP FI/CO
2 6 (0.68%) SAP BPC
2 6 (0.68%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.57%) SAP MDG
4 4 (0.45%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 3 (0.34%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.23%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.11%) Primavera
7 1 (0.11%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 86 (9.77%) Azure
2 74 (8.41%) AWS
3 30 (3.41%) Office 365
4 22 (2.50%) SaaS
5 17 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (1.93%) IaaS
6 14 (1.59%) PaaS
7 13 (1.48%) GCP
8 10 (1.14%) GitHub
9 9 (1.02%) Amazon ECS
9 9 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.68%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.34%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.23%) Serverless
14 1 (0.11%) Amazon Glacier
14 1 (0.11%) BlazeMeter
14 1 (0.11%) PowerApps
14 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 68 (7.73%) Firewall
2 60 (6.82%) WAN
3 44 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 43 (4.89%) BGP
4 43 (4.89%) LAN
4 43 (4.89%) Network Security
5 36 (4.09%) OSPF
6 35 (3.98%) DNS
7 32 (3.64%) Wireless
8 29 (3.30%) MPLS
9 25 (2.84%) Internet
9 25 (2.84%) VPN
10 15 (1.70%) IPsec
11 14 (1.59%) DHCP
12 13 (1.48%) Ethernet
13 12 (1.36%) Intrusion Detection
14 11 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (1.14%) IPv4
15 10 (1.14%) IPv6
15 10 (1.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (6.36%) Big Data
1 56 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.86%) Hadoop
3 27 (3.07%) Relational Database
4 26 (2.95%) MongoDB
5 21 (2.39%) MySQL
6 17 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (1.70%) Apache Accumulo
7 15 (1.70%) Neo4j
8 13 (1.48%) SAP BW
9 11 (1.25%) IBM InfoSphere
9 11 (1.25%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (0.80%) SAP Data Services
11 7 (0.80%) SAP HANA
12 6 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.68%) OrientDB
13 5 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (4.20%) Jenkins
2 27 (3.07%) JIRA
3 23 (2.61%) Selenium
4 21 (2.39%) Jasmine
4 21 (2.39%) Mocha
5 19 (2.16%) Git (software)
6 18 (2.05%) Cucumber
7 16 (1.82%) WebDriver
8 11 (1.25%) JBehave
8 11 (1.25%) Polyspace
8 11 (1.25%) VectorCAST
9 10 (1.14%) GitLab
9 10 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
11 8 (0.91%) Maven
12 7 (0.80%) gulp
13 6 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.68%) Gradle
14 5 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 94 (10.68%) Finance
2 76 (8.64%) Public Sector
3 58 (6.59%) Military
4 46 (5.23%) Telecoms
5 44 (5.00%) Aerospace
6 36 (4.09%) Electronics
7 30 (3.41%) Marketing
8 23 (2.61%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.93%) Police
10 14 (1.59%) Legal
11 11 (1.25%) Automotive
12 10 (1.14%) Banking
12 10 (1.14%) Local Government
13 9 (1.02%) Retail
14 4 (0.45%) Avionics
15 3 (0.34%) Publishing
16 2 (0.23%) Advertising
16 2 (0.23%) Billing
17 1 (0.11%) Back Office
17 1 (0.11%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 143 (16.25%) Architect
2 96 (10.91%) Analyst
3 89 (10.11%) Developer
4 81 (9.20%) Consultant
5 58 (6.59%) Network Engineer
6 46 (5.23%) Software Engineer
7 42 (4.77%) Security Architect
8 31 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 29 (3.30%) Security Consultant
10 27 (3.07%) SAP Consultant
10 27 (3.07%) Security Analyst
10 27 (3.07%) Support Engineer
11 23 (2.61%) Test Engineer
12 22 (2.50%) Junior
12 22 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
13 20 (2.27%) C++ Software Engineer
13 20 (2.27%) Java Developer
13 20 (2.27%) Project Manager
13 20 (2.27%) Security Engineer
13 20 (2.27%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (6.70%) Web Services
2 48 (5.45%) HTML
3 44 (5.00%) .NET
4 42 (4.77%) CSS
5 28 (3.18%) HTML5
6 21 (2.39%) React
6 21 (2.39%) XML
7 19 (2.16%) AngularJS
7 19 (2.16%) REST
8 18 (2.05%) Natural Language Processing
9 16 (1.82%) Kafka
10 15 (1.70%) RESTful
11 13 (1.48%) Ajax
12 12 (1.36%) jQuery
12 12 (1.36%) JSON
13 11 (1.25%) LDAP
14 10 (1.14%) .NET Framework
14 10 (1.14%) JSF
15 9 (1.02%) LAMP
15 9 (1.02%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 70 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.34%) Data Centre
3 44 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
4 39 (4.43%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.05%) Clustering
6 15 (1.70%) VHDL
7 14 (1.59%) CMDB
8 13 (1.48%) Security Operations Centre
9 12 (1.36%) Cloud Native
9 12 (1.36%) Driving Licence
9 12 (1.36%) User Experience
10 11 (1.25%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.14%) Mainframe
12 9 (1.02%) Algorithms
12 9 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (0.91%) Enterprise Cloud
13 8 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
15 6 (0.68%) Credit Risk
15 6 (0.68%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 167 (18.98%) Linux
2 127 (14.43%) Windows
3 36 (4.09%) Windows Server
4 31 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (3.30%) Unix
6 18 (2.05%) Android
7 17 (1.93%) Apple iOS
8 13 (1.48%) Windows 10
8 13 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.91%) CentOS
10 8 (0.91%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.80%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.68%) VMS
12 6 (0.68%) Windows 2000
12 6 (0.68%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.23%) Debian
14 2 (0.23%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (16.36%) DevOps
3 111 (12.61%) Cybersecurity
4 109 (12.39%) Problem-Solving
5 103 (11.70%) ITIL
6 92 (10.45%) Project Management
7 82 (9.32%) Software Engineering
8 72 (8.18%) Test Automation
9 70 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
10 66 (7.50%) Mentoring
11 65 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 63 (7.16%) Information Security
13 60 (6.82%) Service Management
14 56 (6.36%) Configuration Management
15 54 (6.14%) SIEM
16 53 (6.02%) Analytics
17 51 (5.80%) Waterfall
18 49 (5.57%) Technical Leadership
18 49 (5.57%) Test Scripting
19 48 (5.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 122 (13.86%) Java
2 101 (11.48%) C++
3 97 (11.02%) Python
4 89 (10.11%) C
5 88 (10.00%) SQL
6 59 (6.70%) C#
7 55 (6.25%) JavaScript
8 33 (3.75%) Bash Shell
9 21 (2.39%) PowerShell
10 19 (2.16%) MATLAB
11 17 (1.93%) Shell Script
12 15 (1.70%) Embedded C++
13 14 (1.59%) ABAP
14 13 (1.48%) Java 8
14 13 (1.48%) PL/SQL
14 13 (1.48%) Scala
15 12 (1.36%) Ada
16 11 (1.25%) Assembly Language
16 11 (1.25%) Perl
16 11 (1.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 880 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 140 (15.91%) DV Cleared
3 85 (9.66%) Degree
4 83 (9.43%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (6.82%) CCNP
6 46 (5.23%) CISSP
7 44 (5.00%) CCNA
8 37 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (2.73%) CCIE
10 23 (2.61%) ISTQB
11 22 (2.50%) MCSE
12 18 (2.05%) CISM
12 18 (2.05%) JNCIS
13 17 (1.93%) MCSA
14 16 (1.82%) CCDP
15 12 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
15 12 (1.36%) ISEB
15 12 (1.36%) JNCIA
16 11 (1.25%) CEH
17 10 (1.14%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (4.43%) SLA
3 34 (3.86%) JSP 440
4 29 (3.30%) RMADS
5 24 (2.73%) QA
6 17 (1.93%) NIST
7 12 (1.36%) GDPR
7 12 (1.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 12 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (1.25%) IEC 61508
9 10 (1.14%) Data Quality
9 10 (1.14%) PMO
10 9 (1.02%) NCSC
11 7 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
12 6 (0.68%) NIST 800
13 5 (0.57%) COBIT
13 5 (0.57%) PCI DSS
14 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 1 (0.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 50 (5.68%) Active Directory
1 50 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (3.75%) Docker
3 17 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
3 17 (1.93%) VMware NSX
4 16 (1.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 9 (1.02%) vSphere
6 7 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.57%) iptables
8 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.34%) Snort
10 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.23%) vCloud
11 1 (0.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 60 (6.82%) Ansible
2 38 (4.32%) Puppet
3 25 (2.84%) SCOM
4 24 (2.73%) SCCM
5 20 (2.27%) QRadar
6 19 (2.16%) Salt
7 17 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (1.70%) Terraform
9 14 (1.59%) Kubernetes
10 10 (1.14%) vCenter Server
11 9 (1.02%) Packer
11 9 (1.02%) Red Hat Satellite
12 8 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.80%) WSUS
14 6 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
14 6 (0.68%) vRealize
15 5 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
15 5 (0.57%) Rsyslog
15 5 (0.57%) systemd
Vendors
1 124 (14.09%) Microsoft
2 100 (11.36%) Cisco
3 82 (9.32%) VMware
4 75 (8.52%) SAP
5 57 (6.48%) Juniper
6 44 (5.00%) Oracle
7 31 (3.52%) Red Hat
8 26 (2.95%) Splunk
9 24 (2.73%) CheckPoint
10 23 (2.61%) Palo Alto
11 22 (2.50%) Google
12 21 (2.39%) IBM
12 21 (2.39%) LogRhythm
13 20 (2.27%) McAfee
14 15 (1.70%) ArcSight
15 13 (1.48%) Citrix
15 13 (1.48%) Fortinet
15 13 (1.48%) HP
16 11 (1.25%) F5
17 10 (1.14%) Symantec