Period
to 13 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 13 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 60 76
Rank change year-on-year +22 +16 -29
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,373 1,249 1,285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.61% 4.45% 4.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.58% 16.15% 15.32%
Number of salaries quoted 886 754 849
South East median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,750 £69,800
England median annual salary £52,220 £50,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year +4.44% +9.29% -1.53%

Security 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 6,671 7,736 8,387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.28% 27.57% 26.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4,960 5,913 6,748
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,289 £25,000 £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%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the South East

Security Cleared
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the South East.

Salary trend for Security Cleared in the South East

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the South East over the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in the South East

Security 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 Security Cleared within the South East region over the 6 months to 13 December 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 +5 653 £52,500 - 171
Thames Valley +54 466 £62,500 +33.69% 105
Berkshire +42 370 £65,000 +18.18% 73
Surrey +24 239 £60,000 +20.00% 38
Buckinghamshire +29 67 £47,500 -13.64% 21
Oxfordshire +32 29 £43,000 +13.91% 11
West Sussex -17 28 £67,500 +28.57% 19
Kent +8 19 £55,000 +83.33% 4
East Sussex +20 17 £37,500 - 3
Middlesex - 2 £45,000 - 1
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, IT jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 819 (59.65%) SC Cleared
2 328 (23.89%) Agile Software Development
3 264 (19.23%) DV Cleared
4 262 (19.08%) Windows
5 259 (18.86%) Microsoft
6 214 (15.59%) Cybersecurity
7 197 (14.35%) Linux
8 193 (14.06%) ITIL
9 179 (13.04%) Degree
10 174 (12.67%) Cisco
11 166 (12.09%) Java
12 162 (11.80%) Problem-Solving
13 161 (11.73%) Public Sector
14 150 (10.92%) DevOps
15 147 (10.71%) Firewall
15 147 (10.71%) VMware
16 146 (10.63%) Python
17 145 (10.56%) Project Management
17 145 (10.56%) Finance
18 132 (9.61%) C++
18 132 (9.61%) Active Directory
19 131 (9.54%) Software Engineering
20 123 (8.96%) SAP
21 121 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
22 120 (8.74%) Information Security
22 120 (8.74%) Self-Motivation
23 119 (8.67%) SQL
24 118 (8.59%) Cisco Certification
24 118 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
25 112 (8.16%) C#

Security 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 38 (2.77%) Apache Spark
2 36 (2.62%) MS Exchange
2 36 (2.62%) SharePoint
3 25 (1.82%) Skype for Business
4 24 (1.75%) Apache
5 19 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (1.31%) IIS
7 16 (1.17%) Confluence
8 15 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (1.09%) Hyperledger
9 10 (0.73%) Apache Solr
10 9 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.44%) NetWeaver
12 5 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.29%) CMS
13 4 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.29%) JBoss
13 4 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.29%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 71 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.44%) Simulink
6 5 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.073%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.073%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.073%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.073%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 16 (1.17%) SAP PM
1 16 (1.17%) SAP PP
2 15 (1.09%) SAP CO
2 15 (1.09%) SAP FI
2 15 (1.09%) SAP FI/CO
3 12 (0.87%) SAP HR
4 8 (0.58%) SAP BPC
5 5 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 4 (0.29%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.29%) SAP MDM
7 3 (0.22%) Primavera
7 3 (0.22%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.22%) SAP MDG
7 3 (0.22%) SAP PS
7 3 (0.22%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.073%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.073%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 106 (7.72%) Azure
2 85 (6.19%) AWS
3 62 (4.52%) Office 365
4 20 (1.46%) IaaS
4 20 (1.46%) Power Platform
5 17 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (1.24%) SuccessFactors
6 14 (1.02%) SaaS
7 13 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
8 12 (0.87%) PaaS
9 10 (0.73%) GCP
10 4 (0.29%) BlazeMeter
11 3 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.22%) GitHub
12 2 (0.15%) Boomi
12 2 (0.15%) Serverless
13 1 (0.073%) Amazon ECS
13 1 (0.073%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.073%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.073%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 147 (10.71%) Firewall
2 89 (6.48%) TCP/IP
3 87 (6.34%) DNS
4 70 (5.10%) WAN
5 62 (4.52%) BGP
5 62 (4.52%) LAN
6 61 (4.44%) DHCP
7 60 (4.37%) Network Security
8 48 (3.50%) OSPF
9 43 (3.13%) VPN
10 41 (2.99%) MPLS
11 40 (2.91%) Cisco ASA
12 36 (2.62%) Wireless
13 27 (1.97%) Internet
14 25 (1.82%) Skype
15 23 (1.68%) Broadband
16 20 (1.46%) Remote Desktop
17 18 (1.31%) IPsec
18 16 (1.17%) DAB
19 15 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (7.43%) SQL Server
2 60 (4.37%) Big Data
3 54 (3.93%) Hadoop
4 42 (3.06%) MongoDB
5 31 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
6 30 (2.18%) Relational Database
7 28 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
8 22 (1.60%) MySQL
9 15 (1.09%) Blockchain
9 15 (1.09%) SAP BW
10 13 (0.95%) RDBMS
10 13 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (0.73%) Apache Accumulo
12 10 (0.73%) IBM InfoSphere
12 10 (0.73%) Neo4j
13 9 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (0.66%) GIS
14 8 (0.58%) Power BI
15 6 (0.44%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 47 (3.42%) Git (software)
2 33 (2.40%) Jenkins
3 26 (1.89%) Cucumber
3 26 (1.89%) JIRA
3 26 (1.89%) Selenium
4 25 (1.82%) Jasmine
4 25 (1.82%) Mocha
5 20 (1.46%) Bitbucket
5 20 (1.46%) Maven
6 16 (1.17%) WebDriver
7 12 (0.87%) Rational DOORS
7 12 (0.87%) Subversion
8 11 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.73%) JBehave
10 9 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (0.66%) Gradle
10 9 (0.66%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.51%) HP UFT
12 6 (0.44%) JMeter
12 6 (0.44%) SoapUI
General
1 161 (11.73%) Public Sector
2 145 (10.56%) Finance
3 88 (6.41%) Telecoms
4 64 (4.66%) Military
5 60 (4.37%) Electronics
6 42 (3.06%) Marketing
7 39 (2.84%) Manufacturing
8 37 (2.69%) Aerospace
8 37 (2.69%) Legal
9 20 (1.46%) Law
10 13 (0.95%) Back Office
11 12 (0.87%) Police
12 11 (0.80%) Banking
13 9 (0.66%) Billing
13 9 (0.66%) Retail
14 8 (0.58%) Automotive
14 8 (0.58%) Local Government
15 5 (0.36%) Avionics
16 4 (0.29%) Advertising
16 4 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 215 (15.66%) Architect
2 147 (10.71%) Analyst
3 143 (10.42%) Consultant
4 133 (9.69%) Developer
5 92 (6.70%) Network Engineer
6 79 (5.75%) Support Engineer
7 74 (5.39%) Software Engineer
8 53 (3.86%) Security Architect
9 52 (3.79%) Security Consultant
10 45 (3.28%) Administrator
11 43 (3.13%) Security Analyst
12 40 (2.91%) SAP Consultant
13 37 (2.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 30 (2.18%) C# Developer
14 30 (2.18%) Enterprise Architect
14 30 (2.18%) Java Developer
15 29 (2.11%) Applications Support
15 29 (2.11%) Network Architect
15 29 (2.11%) Security Engineer
15 29 (2.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (4.66%) Web Services
2 59 (4.30%) .NET
3 42 (3.06%) HTML
4 38 (2.77%) CSS
5 36 (2.62%) Spring
6 29 (2.11%) XML
7 27 (1.97%) AngularJS
8 26 (1.89%) RESTful
9 21 (1.53%) Spring Cloud
10 18 (1.31%) Akka
11 17 (1.24%) Pandas
11 17 (1.24%) scikit-learn
11 17 (1.24%) Swagger
12 16 (1.17%) jQuery
12 16 (1.17%) Kafka
13 15 (1.09%) HTML5
13 15 (1.09%) Natural Language Processing
13 15 (1.09%) OAuth
13 15 (1.09%) SAML
14 14 (1.02%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 120 (8.74%) Self-Motivation
2 118 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (6.05%) Data Centre
4 71 (5.17%) Management Information System
5 29 (2.11%) Public Cloud
6 28 (2.04%) Algorithms
7 26 (1.89%) CMDB
8 25 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
8 25 (1.82%) Smartphone
9 24 (1.75%) Clustering
9 24 (1.75%) PKI
10 19 (1.38%) Driving Licence
10 19 (1.38%) Private Cloud
11 17 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
12 15 (1.09%) VHDL
13 11 (0.80%) Mainframe
14 9 (0.66%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.66%) Security Operations Centre
14 9 (0.66%) User Experience
15 8 (0.58%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 262 (19.08%) Windows
2 197 (14.35%) Linux
3 101 (7.36%) Windows Server
4 48 (3.50%) Windows 7
5 43 (3.13%) Unix
5 43 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (2.84%) Windows 10
6 39 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (2.62%) Apple iOS
8 34 (2.48%) Android
9 23 (1.68%) Ubuntu
10 21 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (1.17%) CentOS
13 15 (1.09%) Windows XP
14 14 (1.02%) Windows 2000
15 11 (0.80%) VMS
16 6 (0.44%) VxWorks
17 4 (0.29%) Debian
18 2 (0.15%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (23.89%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (15.59%) Cybersecurity
3 193 (14.06%) ITIL
4 162 (11.80%) Problem-Solving
5 150 (10.92%) DevOps
6 145 (10.56%) Project Management
7 131 (9.54%) Software Engineering
8 121 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 120 (8.74%) Information Security
10 98 (7.14%) Service Management
11 92 (6.70%) Mentoring
12 88 (6.41%) SIEM
13 82 (5.97%) Service Delivery
14 78 (5.68%) Security Architecture
15 74 (5.39%) Test Automation
16 72 (5.24%) Migration
17 71 (5.17%) Risk Management
18 66 (4.81%) Programme Management
18 66 (4.81%) Scrum
19 64 (4.66%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 166 (12.09%) Java
2 146 (10.63%) Python
3 132 (9.61%) C++
4 119 (8.67%) SQL
5 112 (8.16%) C#
6 111 (8.08%) C
7 83 (6.05%) JavaScript
8 50 (3.64%) PowerShell
9 32 (2.33%) Bash Shell
10 30 (2.18%) Scala
11 25 (1.82%) Shell Script
12 20 (1.46%) MATLAB
13 19 (1.38%) T-SQL
14 14 (1.02%) Embedded C++
14 14 (1.02%) PL/SQL
15 13 (0.95%) Perl
15 13 (0.95%) VB
16 11 (0.80%) ABAP
17 10 (0.73%) Ada
17 10 (0.73%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 819 (59.65%) SC Cleared
2 264 (19.23%) DV Cleared
3 179 (13.04%) Degree
4 118 (8.59%) Cisco Certification
5 82 (5.97%) CCNP
6 80 (5.83%) CISSP
7 61 (4.44%) CCNA
8 43 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 38 (2.77%) CISM
10 35 (2.55%) ISTQB
11 32 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
12 30 (2.18%) JNCIS
13 29 (2.11%) CREST Certified
14 27 (1.97%) CCDP
14 27 (1.97%) CCIE
15 23 (1.68%) CESG Certified Professional
16 22 (1.60%) JNCIA
16 22 (1.60%) MCSE
17 21 (1.53%) A+ Certification
17 21 (1.53%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (6.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 66 (4.81%) SLA
3 35 (2.55%) RMADS
4 33 (2.40%) JSP 440
5 25 (1.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 25 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 19 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials
6 19 (1.38%) QA
7 18 (1.31%) GDPR
8 16 (1.17%) NIST
9 14 (1.02%) PMO
10 12 (0.87%) NCSC
11 8 (0.58%) NIST 800
11 8 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (0.51%) COBIT
12 7 (0.51%) Data Quality
13 6 (0.44%) IEC 61508
13 6 (0.44%) ISO 9001
13 6 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.29%) GPG13
System Software
1 132 (9.61%) Active Directory
2 103 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (2.99%) Docker
4 30 (2.18%) Hyper-V
5 25 (1.82%) VMware NSX
6 24 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (1.31%) vSphere
8 14 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (0.95%) vCloud
10 10 (0.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 10 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 10 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.51%) XenApp
12 5 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.22%) iptables
13 3 (0.22%) KVM
13 3 (0.22%) Snort
14 2 (0.15%) Firmware
14 2 (0.15%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.073%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 75 (5.46%) SCCM
2 57 (4.15%) SCOM
3 56 (4.08%) Ansible
4 28 (2.04%) Puppet
5 26 (1.89%) WSUS
6 20 (1.46%) vCenter Server
7 18 (1.31%) NetBackup
7 18 (1.31%) QRadar
8 17 (1.24%) EMC NetWorker
8 17 (1.24%) SCVMM
9 16 (1.17%) Terraform
10 12 (0.87%) vRealize
11 11 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (0.80%) Salt
12 9 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
12 9 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
12 9 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.58%) Kubernetes
13 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
14 7 (0.51%) OpenView
Vendors
1 259 (18.86%) Microsoft
2 174 (12.67%) Cisco
3 147 (10.71%) VMware
4 123 (8.96%) SAP
5 91 (6.63%) Juniper
6 54 (3.93%) HP
6 54 (3.93%) Oracle
7 42 (3.06%) Citrix
8 28 (2.04%) Symantec
9 27 (1.97%) Splunk
10 26 (1.89%) CheckPoint
10 26 (1.89%) Palo Alto
11 25 (1.82%) Red Hat
12 24 (1.75%) EMC
12 24 (1.75%) LogRhythm
13 22 (1.60%) IBM
14 20 (1.46%) Apple
14 20 (1.46%) F5
15 19 (1.38%) Google
16 18 (1.31%) McAfee