Period
to 20 August 2018

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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 59 49
Rank change year-on-year -6 -10 -3
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,272 1,429 1,955
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.29% 4.91% 5.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.46% 17.57% 16.70%
Number of salaries quoted 769 1,024 1,354
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.83% +1.67% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% -

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 7,727 8,134 11,708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.07% 27.95% 31.72%
Number of salaries quoted 6,078 6,595 9,470
South East median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +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 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 2018. 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 -2 696 £50,000 +19.05% 104
Thames Valley -31 331 £50,000 +5.26% 67
Berkshire -13 216 £55,000 +15.79% 44
Surrey -22 194 £50,000 - 40
Buckinghamshire +42 86 £39,584 -25.55% 19
West Sussex +12 41 £48,750 +50.00% 3
Oxfordshire -106 30 £30,000 -40.00% 4
Kent +18 18 £41,250 +3.13% 7
East Sussex -25 7 £44,000 -7.37%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, 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.

1 766 (60.22%) SC Cleared
2 316 (24.84%) Agile Software Development
3 284 (22.33%) Degree
4 279 (21.93%) Windows
5 267 (20.99%) DV Cleared
6 232 (18.24%) ITIL
7 231 (18.16%) Microsoft
8 228 (17.92%) C
9 211 (16.59%) Linux
10 195 (15.33%) Software Engineering
11 194 (15.25%) Python
12 190 (14.94%) Java
13 186 (14.62%) SQL
14 162 (12.74%) VMware
15 157 (12.34%) C++
16 151 (11.87%) Cybersecurity
17 147 (11.56%) Finance
18 143 (11.24%) Project Management
19 141 (11.08%) Problem-Solving
20 137 (10.77%) Self-Motivation
20 137 (10.77%) Cisco
21 127 (9.98%) Active Directory
22 123 (9.67%) Firewall
22 123 (9.67%) VMware Infrastructure
23 120 (9.43%) C#
24 114 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
25 108 (8.49%) Microsoft Office
26 107 (8.41%) JavaScript
26 107 (8.41%) Information Security
27 105 (8.25%) SAP

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 52 (4.09%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.36%) OpenStack
3 28 (2.20%) Apache Spark
4 25 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (1.42%) MS Exchange
6 14 (1.10%) Confluence
7 12 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (0.63%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.39%) SAP Portal
10 5 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.31%) Apache
11 4 (0.31%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.24%) IIS
12 3 (0.24%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.16%) JBoss
13 2 (0.16%) MS Project Server
13 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 108 (8.49%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (2.36%) Microsoft Project
4 26 (2.04%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.39%) Simulink
8 2 (0.16%) Windchill
9 1 (0.079%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.079%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.079%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (0.86%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.55%) SAP PS
6 5 (0.39%) Primavera
6 5 (0.39%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.39%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.24%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.16%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.079%) Maximo
9 1 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.079%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 87 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (3.62%) Office 365
4 26 (2.04%) OpenShift
5 19 (1.49%) SaaS
6 17 (1.34%) PaaS
7 16 (1.26%) IaaS
8 12 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.94%) Serverless
9 11 (0.86%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
10 10 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
10 10 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (0.79%) Boomi
11 9 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
12 7 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
12 7 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
13 4 (0.31%) Datadog
14 3 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 123 (9.67%) Firewall
2 104 (8.18%) Network Security
3 53 (4.17%) LAN
4 47 (3.69%) Cisco ASA
5 42 (3.30%) VPN
6 40 (3.14%) Wireless
7 39 (3.07%) WAN
8 38 (2.99%) DHCP
8 38 (2.99%) DNS
9 34 (2.67%) TCP/IP
10 29 (2.28%) VLAN
11 25 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
12 22 (1.73%) WLAN
13 21 (1.65%) Internet
14 19 (1.49%) MPLS
15 18 (1.42%) BGP
15 18 (1.42%) DAB
15 18 (1.42%) VoIP
16 13 (1.02%) SAN
17 12 (0.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.14%) Big Data
3 38 (2.99%) Hadoop
4 33 (2.59%) MongoDB
5 28 (2.20%) MySQL
5 28 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (1.81%) NoSQL
7 22 (1.73%) Neo4j
8 20 (1.57%) Relational Database
9 19 (1.49%) Apache Hive
10 17 (1.34%) SAP Data Services
11 16 (1.26%) Impala
12 15 (1.18%) HBase
13 13 (1.02%) RDBMS
14 12 (0.94%) Oracle BI EE
15 10 (0.79%) MariaDB
16 8 (0.63%) Oracle Database
17 7 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
17 7 (0.55%) Amazon Redshift
17 7 (0.55%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 45 (3.54%) Jenkins
2 42 (3.30%) Git (software)
3 41 (3.22%) JIRA
4 31 (2.44%) Visual Studio
5 29 (2.28%) Vagrant
6 19 (1.49%) Cucumber
6 19 (1.49%) Selenium
7 17 (1.34%) SoapUI
8 16 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (1.02%) JMeter
10 12 (0.94%) Bitbucket
10 12 (0.94%) Eclipse
10 12 (0.94%) Subversion
10 12 (0.94%) WebDriver
11 11 (0.86%) GitLab
12 10 (0.79%) HP UFT
12 10 (0.79%) Robot Framework
13 9 (0.71%) Rational DOORS
14 8 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (0.63%) JIRA Agile
General
1 147 (11.56%) Finance
2 71 (5.58%) Telecoms
3 43 (3.38%) Manufacturing
4 40 (3.14%) Military
5 35 (2.75%) Marketing
6 26 (2.04%) Electronics
7 24 (1.89%) Aerospace
7 24 (1.89%) Law
8 18 (1.42%) Legal
9 13 (1.02%) Publishing
10 11 (0.86%) Local Government
11 9 (0.71%) Retail
12 8 (0.63%) Back Office
13 7 (0.55%) Billing
14 4 (0.31%) Games
15 2 (0.16%) Advertising
15 2 (0.16%) Avionics
15 2 (0.16%) Banking
15 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.079%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 158 (12.42%) Architect
2 142 (11.16%) Analyst
3 129 (10.14%) Developer
4 125 (9.83%) Software Engineer
5 111 (8.73%) Consultant
6 66 (5.19%) Project Manager
7 63 (4.95%) Network Engineer
8 45 (3.54%) Software Developer
9 44 (3.46%) Security Consultant
10 39 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
11 36 (2.83%) DevOps Engineer
12 34 (2.67%) Graduate
12 34 (2.67%) Team Leader
13 33 (2.59%) Support Analyst
14 31 (2.44%) Java Engineer
14 31 (2.44%) Java Software Engineer
15 29 (2.28%) C++ Developer
16 27 (2.12%) Administrator
17 26 (2.04%) Support Engineer
17 26 (2.04%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (5.19%) AngularJS
2 55 (4.32%) .NET
3 49 (3.85%) Django
4 44 (3.46%) Web Services
5 32 (2.52%) HTML
6 29 (2.28%) Node.js
7 23 (1.81%) RESTful
8 22 (1.73%) CSS
9 21 (1.65%) React
10 20 (1.57%) J2EE
10 20 (1.57%) SAP Fiori
11 19 (1.49%) HTML5
11 19 (1.49%) XML
12 17 (1.34%) Vue.js
13 16 (1.26%) Spring
14 14 (1.10%) ASP.NET
14 14 (1.10%) CGI
15 13 (1.02%) IDoc
16 12 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
16 12 (0.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 137 (10.77%) Self-Motivation
2 114 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
3 96 (7.55%) Management Information System
4 75 (5.90%) Computer Science
5 68 (5.35%) Data Centre
6 53 (4.17%) Public Cloud
7 34 (2.67%) Driving Licence
8 24 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (1.73%) PKI
10 18 (1.42%) Algorithms
11 14 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (0.86%) Device Driver
12 11 (0.86%) User Experience
13 10 (0.79%) Cyberattack
13 10 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
14 9 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
15 8 (0.63%) CESG
15 8 (0.63%) Clustering
16 7 (0.55%) Cloud Native
17 6 (0.47%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 279 (21.93%) Windows
2 211 (16.59%) Linux
3 89 (7.00%) Windows Server
4 74 (5.82%) Unix
5 49 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (3.14%) Windows 7
7 39 (3.07%) Windows 10
8 37 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (2.44%) Mac OS X
10 15 (1.18%) Android
11 14 (1.10%) Windows XP
12 13 (1.02%) CentOS
12 13 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (0.86%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.79%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.55%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.39%) Debian
16 5 (0.39%) Solaris
17 4 (0.31%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (24.84%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (18.24%) ITIL
3 195 (15.33%) Software Engineering
4 151 (11.87%) Cybersecurity
5 143 (11.24%) Project Management
6 141 (11.08%) Problem-Solving
7 107 (8.41%) Information Security
8 100 (7.86%) DevOps
9 95 (7.47%) Mathematics
9 95 (7.47%) Service Delivery
10 92 (7.23%) PRINCE2
11 89 (7.00%) Customer Requirements
12 87 (6.84%) Open Source
13 85 (6.68%) Service Management
14 80 (6.29%) Scrum
15 75 (5.90%) Enterprise Architecture
15 75 (5.90%) UML
16 74 (5.82%) Business Analysis
17 72 (5.66%) TOGAF
18 70 (5.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 228 (17.92%) C
2 194 (15.25%) Python
3 190 (14.94%) Java
4 186 (14.62%) SQL
5 157 (12.34%) C++
6 120 (9.43%) C#
7 107 (8.41%) JavaScript
8 55 (4.32%) PowerShell
9 46 (3.62%) Ruby
10 39 (3.07%) Bash Shell
11 29 (2.28%) ABAP
12 26 (2.04%) Shell Script
13 24 (1.89%) Perl
14 21 (1.65%) PL/SQL
15 16 (1.26%) Go
16 14 (1.10%) Embedded C
16 14 (1.10%) Scala
17 12 (0.94%) Java 8
17 12 (0.94%) Rust
17 12 (0.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 766 (60.22%) SC Cleared
2 284 (22.33%) Degree
3 267 (20.99%) DV Cleared
4 87 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 50 (3.93%) MCSE
7 44 (3.46%) CISSP
8 43 (3.38%) CCNA
9 29 (2.28%) CCNP
10 26 (2.04%) ISEB
11 25 (1.97%) CISM
12 24 (1.89%) PMI Certification
13 22 (1.73%) CESG Certified Professional
14 21 (1.65%) PMP
15 20 (1.57%) APMP
15 20 (1.57%) CCIE
16 19 (1.49%) ISTQB
16 19 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (1.26%) CCDP
18 15 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (5.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 66 (5.19%) SLA
3 38 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 33 (2.59%) Cyber Essentials
5 26 (2.04%) QA
6 16 (1.26%) PMO
7 15 (1.18%) Data Quality
7 15 (1.18%) GDPR
8 11 (0.86%) GPG13
8 11 (0.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 9 (0.71%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.55%) Government Security Classifications
11 6 (0.47%) MISRA
11 6 (0.47%) MISRA C
12 5 (0.39%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.31%) COBIT
13 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
14 3 (0.24%) DO-254
14 3 (0.24%) GAAP
System Software
1 127 (9.98%) Active Directory
2 123 (9.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (5.74%) Docker
4 53 (4.17%) vSphere
5 30 (2.36%) Hyper-V
6 29 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
9 16 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 15 (1.18%) Apache Flume
10 15 (1.18%) HDFS
10 15 (1.18%) VMware NSX
11 11 (0.86%) vCloud
11 11 (0.86%) VirtualBox
12 8 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (0.55%) Firmware
13 7 (0.55%) XenApp
14 3 (0.24%) Xen
15 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.16%) Snort
Systems Management
1 57 (4.48%) SCCM
2 51 (4.01%) Kubernetes
3 49 (3.85%) Puppet
4 44 (3.46%) Ansible
5 33 (2.59%) SCOM
6 22 (1.73%) HP ALM
7 20 (1.57%) Kibana
8 19 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (1.02%) Terraform
10 9 (0.71%) vCenter Server
11 8 (0.63%) Salt
12 7 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 6 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
13 6 (0.47%) SCVMM
14 5 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 5 (0.39%) WSUS
15 4 (0.31%) Backup Exec
15 4 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
15 4 (0.31%) Nagios
15 4 (0.31%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 231 (18.16%) Microsoft
2 162 (12.74%) VMware
3 137 (10.77%) Cisco
4 105 (8.25%) SAP
5 83 (6.53%) Oracle
6 67 (5.27%) Juniper
7 37 (2.91%) HP
8 36 (2.83%) Atlassian
9 28 (2.20%) Citrix
10 27 (2.12%) Palo Alto
11 21 (1.65%) EMC
12 18 (1.42%) Fujitsu
13 16 (1.26%) F5
14 13 (1.02%) CheckPoint
14 13 (1.02%) Red Hat
15 12 (0.94%) Brocade
16 11 (0.86%) Aruba
16 11 (0.86%) McAfee
16 11 (0.86%) SolarWinds
17 10 (0.79%) Capita