Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 46 53
Rank change year-on-year -29 +7 -19
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1278 1795 2053
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.08% 5.28% 4.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.34% 17.18% 15.70%
Number of salaries quoted 844 1258 1634
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -6.25%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,175 £28,325
90th Percentile £69,925 £78,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £45,200 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.74% +2.22% -5.26%

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 8333 10447 13077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.63% 30.74% 30.87%
Number of salaries quoted 6697 8432 10548
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 2017. 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 -10 603 £42,500 -5.56% 32
Thames Valley -47 320 £50,000 -9.09% 33
Surrey -16 260 £50,750 +12.78% 25
Berkshire -27 202 £50,000 -9.09% 16
Oxfordshire -59 63 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Buckinghamshire -7 61 £60,000 +50.00% 14
West Sussex +28 51 £32,500 -35.00% 1
Kent +33 33 £36,000 +44.00% 1
M4 Corridor - 17 - -
Home Counties +11 3 £55,000 -8.33%
Middlesex - 3 £27,874 -
East Sussex -25 2 £47,500 +15.85% 2
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 832 (65.10%) SC Cleared
2 281 (21.99%) Windows
3 224 (17.53%) Microsoft
4 221 (17.29%) ITIL
5 216 (16.90%) DV Cleared
6 207 (16.20%) Agile Software Development
6 207 (16.20%) C
7 206 (16.12%) Linux
8 186 (14.55%) Java
9 179 (14.01%) Degree
10 174 (13.62%) VMware
11 165 (12.91%) Finance
12 162 (12.68%) Cybersecurity
13 148 (11.58%) Cisco
14 129 (10.09%) Active Directory
15 128 (10.02%) Python
16 125 (9.78%) Project Management
17 120 (9.39%) SQL
18 119 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
19 118 (9.23%) Firewall
20 117 (9.15%) C++
21 112 (8.76%) C#
21 112 (8.76%) VMware Infrastructure
22 111 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
23 107 (8.37%) SAP
23 107 (8.37%) Software Engineering
24 105 (8.22%) Unix
25 104 (8.14%) SDLC
26 102 (7.98%) Management Information System
27 101 (7.90%) Cisco Certification

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 46 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 44 (3.44%) MS Exchange
3 36 (2.82%) Apache
4 28 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
5 25 (1.96%) OpenStack
6 24 (1.88%) Skype for Business
7 17 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 15 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (1.10%) JBoss
10 13 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (0.86%) IIS
12 10 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.63%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.55%) WildFly
15 6 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.47%) Confluence
15 6 (0.47%) WebSphere
15 6 (0.47%) Zimbra
16 5 (0.39%) Apache Solr
16 5 (0.39%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 86 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.47%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.31%) Simulink
8 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.078%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.078%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.078%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.078%) Blender
10 1 (0.078%) Maya
Business Applications
1 26 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
1 26 (2.03%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (1.10%) SAP CO
2 14 (1.10%) SAP FI
2 14 (1.10%) SAP FI/CO
3 13 (1.02%) SAP HCM
3 13 (1.02%) Teamcenter
4 9 (0.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 7 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.55%) SAP HR
5 7 (0.55%) SAP Payroll
5 7 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.078%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.078%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.078%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 54 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
3 26 (2.03%) Office 365
4 25 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (0.70%) PaaS
6 8 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (0.39%) IaaS
7 5 (0.39%) OpenShift
7 5 (0.39%) SaaS
8 4 (0.31%) Google Play
8 4 (0.31%) TestFlight
9 2 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.16%) npm
10 1 (0.078%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 118 (9.23%) Firewall
2 98 (7.67%) WAN
3 94 (7.36%) LAN
4 75 (5.87%) Network Security
5 56 (4.38%) TCP/IP
6 54 (4.23%) VPN
7 48 (3.76%) DNS
8 47 (3.68%) Wireless
9 42 (3.29%) Cisco ASA
10 39 (3.05%) SSL
11 37 (2.90%) OSPF
11 37 (2.90%) SAN
12 35 (2.74%) BGP
13 33 (2.58%) IPsec
14 28 (2.19%) Internet
15 27 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
16 26 (2.03%) Cisco Nexus
17 25 (1.96%) Ethernet
18 24 (1.88%) DHCP
18 24 (1.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (5.09%) SQL Server
2 56 (4.38%) Big Data
3 45 (3.52%) SAP BW
4 41 (3.21%) BusinessObjects
5 38 (2.97%) Hadoop
5 38 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
6 28 (2.19%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 26 (2.03%) Oracle BI EE
8 23 (1.80%) SAP HANA
9 21 (1.64%) MySQL
10 15 (1.17%) MongoDB
10 15 (1.17%) QlikView
11 14 (1.10%) Relational Database
12 12 (0.94%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 12 (0.94%) NoSQL
12 12 (0.94%) SAP Data Services
13 11 (0.86%) BODI
14 10 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 9 (0.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (2.27%) Subversion
2 23 (1.80%) Git (software)
3 21 (1.64%) JIRA
4 16 (1.25%) Maven
4 16 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
5 15 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (1.02%) Visual Studio
7 11 (0.86%) IDA Disassembler
8 8 (0.63%) Metasploit
9 7 (0.55%) Burp Suite
9 7 (0.55%) OllyDbg
9 7 (0.55%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.55%) WinDbg
10 5 (0.39%) ClearQuest
10 5 (0.39%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.39%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.39%) Mercurial
10 5 (0.39%) Talend Open Studio
10 5 (0.39%) Xcode
11 4 (0.31%) HP UFT
General
1 165 (12.91%) Finance
2 84 (6.57%) Telecoms
3 75 (5.87%) Manufacturing
4 59 (4.62%) Military
5 31 (2.43%) Electronics
5 31 (2.43%) Law
6 27 (2.11%) Aerospace
6 27 (2.11%) Legal
7 23 (1.80%) Marketing
8 18 (1.41%) Publishing
9 14 (1.10%) Banking
10 10 (0.78%) Retail
11 8 (0.63%) Advertising
12 5 (0.39%) Local Government
13 4 (0.31%) Billing
14 3 (0.23%) Automotive
15 2 (0.16%) Avionics
15 2 (0.16%) Games
16 1 (0.078%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 186 (14.55%) Analyst
2 165 (12.91%) Developer
3 149 (11.66%) Architect
4 142 (11.11%) Consultant
5 73 (5.71%) Network Engineer
6 50 (3.91%) Software Engineer
7 47 (3.68%) Service Analyst
8 45 (3.52%) Service Desk Analyst
9 44 (3.44%) Java Developer
10 43 (3.36%) Project Manager
10 43 (3.36%) Security Consultant
10 43 (3.36%) Support Engineer
10 43 (3.36%) Systems Engineer
11 41 (3.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 41 (3.21%) Senior Developer
12 38 (2.97%) Security Architect
13 36 (2.82%) SAP Consultant
14 35 (2.74%) Security Engineer
15 34 (2.66%) Security Analyst
16 33 (2.58%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (6.34%) .NET
2 57 (4.46%) HTML
3 50 (3.91%) Web Services
4 46 (3.60%) XML
5 37 (2.90%) Spring
6 32 (2.50%) AngularJS
7 31 (2.43%) CSS
8 28 (2.19%) HTML5
9 27 (2.11%) jQuery
10 21 (1.64%) RESTful
11 20 (1.56%) Middleware
11 20 (1.56%) React
12 18 (1.41%) Hibernate
13 17 (1.33%) .NET Framework
14 16 (1.25%) ASP.NET
14 16 (1.25%) Node.js
15 14 (1.10%) J2EE
16 12 (0.94%) JSP
17 11 (0.86%) CGI
17 11 (0.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 119 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (7.98%) Management Information System
3 79 (6.18%) Data Centre
4 76 (5.95%) Computer Science
5 52 (4.07%) PKI
6 42 (3.29%) Driving Licence
7 32 (2.50%) User Experience
8 28 (2.19%) Security Operations Centre
8 28 (2.19%) Smart Meter
9 26 (2.03%) NHS
10 22 (1.72%) Public Cloud
11 20 (1.56%) Algorithms
11 20 (1.56%) Cloud Native
11 20 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
12 19 (1.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 19 (1.49%) Mobile App
13 18 (1.41%) Cyber Attack
14 15 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (1.10%) Fat Client
15 14 (1.10%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 281 (21.99%) Windows
2 206 (16.12%) Linux
3 105 (8.22%) Unix
4 66 (5.16%) Windows 7
5 62 (4.85%) Windows Server
6 45 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (3.13%) Windows 10
8 38 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (2.50%) CentOS
11 20 (1.56%) VxWorks
12 17 (1.33%) Android
13 16 (1.25%) Windows XP
14 14 (1.10%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (0.47%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.39%) SUSE
17 4 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
17 4 (0.31%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (17.29%) ITIL
2 207 (16.20%) Agile Software Development
3 162 (12.68%) Cybersecurity
4 125 (9.78%) Project Management
5 111 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 107 (8.37%) Software Engineering
7 104 (8.14%) SDLC
8 84 (6.57%) Information Security
9 81 (6.34%) Service Delivery
10 79 (6.18%) UML
11 77 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
12 74 (5.79%) Mentoring
13 72 (5.63%) Service Management
14 68 (5.32%) TOGAF
15 66 (5.16%) PRINCE2
16 60 (4.69%) Enterprise Architecture
17 59 (4.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 58 (4.54%) Open Source
19 57 (4.46%) Migration
20 53 (4.15%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 207 (16.20%) C
2 186 (14.55%) Java
3 128 (10.02%) Python
4 120 (9.39%) SQL
5 117 (9.15%) C++
6 112 (8.76%) C#
7 83 (6.49%) PowerShell
8 73 (5.71%) JavaScript
9 49 (3.83%) Bash Shell
10 37 (2.90%) Shell Script
11 35 (2.74%) Perl
12 26 (2.03%) PL/SQL
13 21 (1.64%) Ruby
14 20 (1.56%) PHP
15 17 (1.33%) VB
16 16 (1.25%) Bourne shell
17 15 (1.17%) VBScript
18 14 (1.10%) Embedded C++
19 13 (1.02%) Ada
19 13 (1.02%) Scala
Qualifications
1 832 (65.10%) SC Cleared
2 216 (16.90%) DV Cleared
3 179 (14.01%) Degree
4 101 (7.90%) Cisco Certification
5 68 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 50 (3.91%) CCNP
7 45 (3.52%) MCP
8 44 (3.44%) CCNA
9 37 (2.90%) CISSP
10 35 (2.74%) MCSE
11 30 (2.35%) CCIE
12 27 (2.11%) MCITP
12 27 (2.11%) MCTS
13 24 (1.88%) CESG Certified Professional
14 23 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
14 23 (1.80%) MCDST
15 22 (1.72%) PMI Certification
16 20 (1.56%) CEH
16 20 (1.56%) PMP
17 18 (1.41%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (5.32%) SLA
2 39 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 21 (1.64%) GDPR
4 21 (1.64%) PMO
5 13 (1.02%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 12 (0.94%) QA
7 11 (0.86%) DO-254
8 7 (0.55%) RMADS
9 6 (0.47%) Def Stans
9 6 (0.47%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.39%) DO-178B
11 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.23%) GPG13
12 3 (0.23%) IEC 61508
12 3 (0.23%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.16%) P3O
System Software
1 129 (10.09%) Active Directory
2 112 (8.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (3.13%) vSphere
4 28 (2.19%) Hyper-V
5 26 (2.03%) Docker
6 25 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (1.72%) VMware NSX
8 19 (1.49%) vCloud
9 13 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.31%) XenServer
11 3 (0.23%) Firmware
11 3 (0.23%) XenApp
12 2 (0.16%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.16%) FreeRADIUS
12 2 (0.16%) NFS
12 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.16%) Xen
12 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (2.27%) Puppet
2 26 (2.03%) Ansible
3 25 (1.96%) vCenter Server
4 19 (1.49%) SCCM
5 14 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (0.94%) SCOM
7 11 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.70%) Nessus
9 8 (0.63%) Kubernetes
9 8 (0.63%) vRealize
10 7 (0.55%) Nmap
11 6 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 6 (0.47%) WSUS
12 5 (0.39%) FortiGate
13 4 (0.31%) DatAdvantage
13 4 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (0.31%) HockeyApp
13 4 (0.31%) Kibana
13 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 224 (17.53%) Microsoft
2 174 (13.62%) VMware
3 148 (11.58%) Cisco
4 107 (8.37%) SAP
5 98 (7.67%) Oracle
6 85 (6.65%) Juniper
7 63 (4.93%) HP
8 32 (2.50%) Palo Alto
8 32 (2.50%) Red Hat
9 30 (2.35%) Citrix
10 29 (2.27%) ArcSight
10 29 (2.27%) F5
11 27 (2.11%) Ariba
12 23 (1.80%) Dell
12 23 (1.80%) NetApp
13 22 (1.72%) CheckPoint
14 17 (1.33%) Hortonworks
14 17 (1.33%) Jaspersoft
15 15 (1.17%) Fujitsu
15 15 (1.17%) IBM