Period
to

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 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 71 80 55
Rank change year-on-year +9 -25 +24
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 903 693 531
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.17% 4.18% 4.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.73% 15.22% 18.81%
Number of salaries quoted 503 348 259
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £41,713 £40,500 £39,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -6.54%
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,313 £61,875
90th Percentile £77,300 £80,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £56,757 £52,500
% change year-on-year -3.09% +8.11% -

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 7,701 4,553 2,823
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.59% 27.45% 26.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3,091 2,638 2,062
10th Percentile £29,600 £28,750 £29,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £65,563 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year - +3.77% +6.00%

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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Hampshire +23 402 £52,500 -4.98% 85
Surrey +23 258 £52,500 - 18
Thames Valley -53 209 £45,000 -18.18% 46
Buckinghamshire +15 87 £44,623 -15.00% 20
Berkshire -69 85 £47,500 -32.14% 21
Oxfordshire -16 37 £75,000 +36.36% 5
Kent -51 13 £55,000 +29.41% 1
East Sussex +4 8 £60,000 -29.41%
West Sussex -7 8 £58,250 -2.92% 7
Sussex - 2 £68,625 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £85,000 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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.

1 903 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 283 (31.34%) Social Skills
3 251 (27.80%) Agile
4 225 (24.92%) Finance
5 224 (24.81%) Microsoft
6 202 (22.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 173 (19.16%) Degree
8 172 (19.05%) ITIL
9 162 (17.94%) DV Cleared
10 149 (16.50%) Linux
11 138 (15.28%) Project Management
12 128 (14.17%) Windows
13 124 (13.73%) Cyberattack
14 121 (13.40%) Project Delivery
15 120 (13.29%) DevOps
15 120 (13.29%) Active Directory
16 117 (12.96%) Microsoft Office
17 114 (12.62%) Threat Intelligence
18 113 (12.51%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
18 113 (12.51%) Cybersecurity
19 112 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
20 108 (11.96%) VMware
21 107 (11.85%) Cybercrime
22 103 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
23 102 (11.30%) Azure
24 99 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 99 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
25 96 (10.63%) Java
26 93 (10.30%) Software Engineering
27 92 (10.19%) Systems 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 43 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 28 (3.10%) Confluence
3 25 (2.77%) Apache
4 19 (2.10%) MS Exchange
5 8 (0.89%) Jetty
6 7 (0.78%) ArcGIS
6 7 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
6 7 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (0.78%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.44%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.33%) Moodle
10 2 (0.22%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.22%) JBoss
10 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Fuse
11 1 (0.11%) IIS
11 1 (0.11%) nginx
Applications
1 117 (12.96%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.33%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.22%) CATIA
4 7 (0.78%) 3ds Max
4 7 (0.78%) Simulink
5 6 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.22%) GIMP
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.22%) DELMIA
2 5 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.11%) Primavera
3 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 102 (11.30%) Azure
2 90 (9.97%) AWS
3 61 (6.76%) Microsoft 365
4 21 (2.33%) GitHub
5 17 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (1.66%) Power Platform
7 12 (1.33%) GCP
7 12 (1.33%) PaaS
7 12 (1.33%) SaaS
8 11 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.22%) OpenShift
9 10 (1.11%) IaaS
10 6 (0.66%) Azure Monitor
11 5 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.55%) AWS KMS
12 4 (0.44%) Rubrik
13 2 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.22%) Figma
13 2 (0.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 89 (9.86%) Firewall
2 65 (7.20%) DHCP
3 62 (6.87%) DNS
4 52 (5.76%) TCP/IP
5 40 (4.43%) Wireless
6 36 (3.99%) LAN
7 27 (2.99%) Network Security
8 20 (2.21%) Software-Defined Radio
9 19 (2.10%) WAN
10 13 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (1.11%) BGP
12 10 (1.11%) MPLS
12 10 (1.11%) Multicast
12 10 (1.11%) OSPF
12 10 (1.11%) VXLAN
13 9 (1.00%) tcpdump
13 9 (1.00%) VPN
13 9 (1.00%) Wireshark
14 8 (0.89%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (3.99%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.88%) Big Data
3 21 (2.33%) MySQL
4 14 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (1.33%) Hadoop
7 10 (1.11%) Geospatial Data
8 9 (1.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 9 (1.00%) Power BI
9 8 (0.89%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.78%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (0.78%) SAP BW
11 5 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.44%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.22%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 90 (9.97%) JIRA
2 60 (6.64%) Git (software)
3 42 (4.65%) Jenkins
4 20 (2.21%) Subversion
5 17 (1.88%) Bitbucket
6 16 (1.77%) Maven
6 16 (1.77%) NetBeans
7 14 (1.55%) Selenium
8 13 (1.44%) GDB
9 11 (1.22%) GitLab
10 9 (1.00%) SoapUI
11 8 (0.89%) Rational DOORS
12 7 (0.78%) Ant
12 7 (0.78%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.78%) Hudson
12 7 (0.78%) JMeter
12 7 (0.78%) JUnit
13 6 (0.66%) LabVIEW
13 6 (0.66%) SonarQube
13 6 (0.66%) Zephyr
General
1 283 (31.34%) Social Skills
2 225 (24.92%) Finance
3 202 (22.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 112 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
5 70 (7.75%) Law
6 63 (6.98%) Legal
7 62 (6.87%) Telecoms
8 55 (6.09%) Public Sector
9 49 (5.43%) Military
10 41 (4.54%) Organisational Skills
11 25 (2.77%) Police
12 20 (2.21%) Aerospace
13 17 (1.88%) Electronics
14 10 (1.11%) Agriculture
15 9 (1.00%) Billing
15 9 (1.00%) Presentation Skills
16 7 (0.78%) Manufacturing
17 6 (0.66%) Documentation Skills
18 4 (0.44%) Advertising
18 4 (0.44%) Aviation
Job Titles
1 96 (10.63%) Analyst
2 84 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 77 (8.53%) Software Engineer
4 72 (7.97%) Architect
4 72 (7.97%) Consultant
5 63 (6.98%) Developer
6 61 (6.76%) Project Manager
7 56 (6.20%) Systems Engineer
8 44 (4.87%) Support Engineer
9 43 (4.76%) Graduate
10 32 (3.54%) IT Engineer
11 30 (3.32%) Test Engineer
12 29 (3.21%) Software Developer
12 29 (3.21%) Systems Analyst
13 28 (3.10%) Security Consultant
14 27 (2.99%) Security Engineer
15 23 (2.55%) Solutions Architect
16 22 (2.44%) Graduate Infrastructure Engineer
17 21 (2.33%) Senior Software Engineer
18 20 (2.21%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (5.87%) HTML
2 43 (4.76%) React
3 38 (4.21%) Spring
4 33 (3.65%) CSS
5 26 (2.88%) HTML5
6 24 (2.66%) RESTful
7 21 (2.33%) COM
7 21 (2.33%) SOAP
8 20 (2.21%) LDAP
9 18 (1.99%) jQuery
10 17 (1.88%) .NET
10 17 (1.88%) AngularJS
10 17 (1.88%) LAMP
10 17 (1.88%) Middleware
10 17 (1.88%) Redux
11 15 (1.66%) CodeIgniter
11 15 (1.66%) D3.js
11 15 (1.66%) Kafka
11 15 (1.66%) SAML
12 13 (1.44%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 124 (13.73%) Cyberattack
2 107 (11.85%) Cybercrime
3 80 (8.86%) Cyber Defence
4 61 (6.76%) Self-Motivation
5 53 (5.87%) PKI
6 35 (3.88%) Management Information System
7 33 (3.65%) Data Centre
8 27 (2.99%) Public Cloud
9 20 (2.21%) Cyberthreat
9 20 (2.21%) User Experience
10 14 (1.55%) FPGA
10 14 (1.55%) IoT
11 13 (1.44%) Driving Licence
11 13 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
11 13 (1.44%) Replication
12 12 (1.33%) CMDB
12 12 (1.33%) NHS
13 10 (1.11%) Clustering
13 10 (1.11%) SCADA
14 8 (0.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 149 (16.50%) Linux
2 128 (14.17%) Windows
3 57 (6.31%) Windows Server
4 40 (4.43%) Unix
5 35 (3.88%) Ubuntu
6 32 (3.54%) Windows Server 2019
7 29 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 28 (3.10%) CentOS
9 25 (2.77%) Windows 10
10 22 (2.44%) Kali Linux
11 15 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (1.44%) Windows Server 2016
14 9 (1.00%) OpenVMS
14 9 (1.00%) VMS
15 6 (0.66%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.55%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.44%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (27.80%) Agile
2 172 (19.05%) ITIL
3 138 (15.28%) Project Management
4 121 (13.40%) Project Delivery
5 120 (13.29%) DevOps
6 114 (12.62%) Threat Intelligence
7 113 (12.51%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 113 (12.51%) Cybersecurity
8 103 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
9 99 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 99 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 93 (10.30%) Software Engineering
11 92 (10.19%) Systems Engineering
12 78 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
12 78 (8.64%) Mentoring
13 76 (8.42%) Service Delivery
14 70 (7.75%) Scrum
15 67 (7.42%) Test Automation
15 67 (7.42%) Waterfall
16 65 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 96 (10.63%) Java
2 88 (9.75%) Python
3 87 (9.63%) SQL
4 72 (7.97%) C++
5 59 (6.53%) C
5 59 (6.53%) JavaScript
6 52 (5.76%) C#
7 46 (5.09%) PowerShell
8 23 (2.55%) Bash
8 23 (2.55%) Perl
9 21 (2.33%) MATLAB
10 17 (1.88%) PHP
11 16 (1.77%) TypeScript
12 14 (1.55%) Shell Script
13 13 (1.44%) VBScript
14 10 (1.11%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.00%) Pascal
16 7 (0.78%) sed
17 6 (0.66%) Go
17 6 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 903 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 173 (19.16%) Degree
3 162 (17.94%) DV Cleared
4 45 (4.98%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (2.99%) ISTQB
6 24 (2.66%) CCNP
6 24 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 23 (2.55%) CCNA
8 20 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (1.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 15 (1.66%) CREST Certified
10 15 (1.66%) OSCP
11 13 (1.44%) CISSP
11 13 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 13 (1.44%) PhD
12 11 (1.22%) CISM
12 11 (1.22%) PMI Certification
13 10 (1.11%) CCDP
13 10 (1.11%) GIAC
13 10 (1.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.87%) PMO
2 41 (4.54%) SLA
3 21 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.33%) NCSC
4 15 (1.66%) RMADS
5 14 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 9 (1.00%) QA
7 7 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (0.78%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.22%) Accessibility
9 2 (0.22%) GDPR
9 2 (0.22%) GRC
9 2 (0.22%) HMG Infosec
9 2 (0.22%) NIST
9 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.11%) IASME
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 120 (13.29%) Active Directory
2 84 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (6.09%) Docker
4 43 (4.76%) vSphere
5 41 (4.54%) VMware ESXi
6 37 (4.10%) Firmware
7 23 (2.55%) Hyper-V
8 19 (2.10%) Virtual Desktop
9 14 (1.55%) Embedded Firmware
10 10 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (1.00%) XenApp
12 5 (0.55%) Snort
13 3 (0.33%) Lustre
14 2 (0.22%) Openswan
14 2 (0.22%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.11%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 52 (5.76%) Ansible
2 49 (5.43%) vCenter Server
3 38 (4.21%) Kubernetes
4 25 (2.77%) Terraform
5 22 (2.44%) SCCM
5 22 (2.44%) WSUS
6 21 (2.33%) Puppet
7 17 (1.88%) Microsoft Intune
8 16 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
10 11 (1.22%) Prometheus
10 11 (1.22%) SCOM
11 9 (1.00%) HP ALM
11 9 (1.00%) Nexpose
12 8 (0.89%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 8 (0.89%) Nessus
13 5 (0.55%) Nagios
13 5 (0.55%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.44%) CA Spectrum
14 4 (0.44%) Opsview
Vendors
1 224 (24.81%) Microsoft
2 108 (11.96%) VMware
3 64 (7.09%) Cisco
4 55 (6.09%) Adobe
5 53 (5.87%) Red Hat
6 50 (5.54%) Apple
7 34 (3.77%) Oracle
8 30 (3.32%) Atlassian
9 27 (2.99%) Splunk
10 21 (2.33%) Citrix
11 20 (2.21%) CheckPoint
12 19 (2.10%) HP
12 19 (2.10%) Palo Alto
12 19 (2.10%) Veeam
13 17 (1.88%) NetApp
14 12 (1.33%) SAP
15 8 (0.89%) AlienVault
15 8 (0.89%) Centrify
15 8 (0.89%) Google
15 8 (0.89%) IBM