Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 76 47
Rank change year-on-year +13 -29 +7
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,253 1,263 1,778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.47% 4.07% 5.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.18% 15.27% 17.25%
Number of salaries quoted 751 834 1,249
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £25,000 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,925 £78,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -1.08% +3.33%

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 7,743 8,272 10,306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.61% 26.63% 30.67%
Number of salaries quoted 5,910 6,645 8,322
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +5 671 £52,500 +23.53% 148
Thames Valley +15 308 £46,500 -7.00% 82
Berkshire +10 230 £55,000 +10.00% 54
Surrey +8 212 £50,000 -1.48% 50
West Sussex -5 58 £52,500 +61.54% 13
Buckinghamshire +21 54 £55,000 -8.33% 18
Oxfordshire -4 28 £37,750 -31.36% 10
Kent 0 8 £30,000 -16.67% 4
East Sussex +9 6 - - 1
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 849 (67.76%) SC Cleared
2 305 (24.34%) Windows
3 283 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
4 276 (22.03%) Microsoft
5 229 (18.28%) ITIL
6 224 (17.88%) DV Cleared
7 208 (16.60%) Java
8 203 (16.20%) Linux
9 194 (15.48%) Degree
10 188 (15.00%) C
11 186 (14.84%) Active Directory
12 176 (14.05%) Python
13 175 (13.97%) SQL
14 169 (13.49%) C++
15 162 (12.93%) Software Engineering
15 162 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
16 159 (12.69%) VMware
17 146 (11.65%) Microsoft Office
18 143 (11.41%) Project Management
19 131 (10.45%) Cybersecurity
20 128 (10.22%) Self-Motivation
21 121 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
22 116 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
23 113 (9.02%) C#
23 113 (9.02%) Finance
24 110 (8.78%) Firewall
25 108 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
26 104 (8.30%) SAP
27 102 (8.14%) Network Security
28 100 (7.98%) DevOps

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 48 (3.83%) MS Exchange
2 44 (3.51%) SharePoint
3 23 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (1.44%) Apache Spark
4 18 (1.44%) OpenStack
5 15 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 14 (1.12%) Apache
6 14 (1.12%) IIS
7 11 (0.88%) Confluence
8 9 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (0.72%) MS Project Server
9 8 (0.64%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.40%) SAS
11 5 (0.40%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.32%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.32%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.24%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 146 (11.65%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (3.19%) Microsoft Project
3 32 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 24 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.16%) Windchill
8 1 (0.080%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.080%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.080%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 15 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.96%) SAP CO
2 12 (0.96%) SAP FI
2 12 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (0.40%) SAP HR
3 5 (0.40%) SAP PSCD
4 4 (0.32%) SAP BPC
4 4 (0.32%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.32%) SAP GRC
4 4 (0.32%) SAP Payroll
5 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.24%) Primavera
5 3 (0.24%) SAP PS
5 3 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.080%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.080%) Maximo
7 1 (0.080%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.080%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 116 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 108 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
3 73 (5.83%) Office 365
4 32 (2.55%) Serverless
5 30 (2.39%) Amazon S3
5 30 (2.39%) Amazon SQS
5 30 (2.39%) AWS Lambda
6 29 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
7 23 (1.84%) Amazon EMR
7 23 (1.84%) Amazon Kinesis
7 23 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (1.52%) OpenShift
9 17 (1.36%) SaaS
10 13 (1.04%) GitHub
11 12 (0.96%) IaaS
12 10 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
13 9 (0.72%) PaaS
14 7 (0.56%) AWS Fargate
14 7 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 110 (8.78%) Firewall
2 102 (8.14%) Network Security
3 88 (7.02%) LAN
4 74 (5.91%) TCP/IP
5 60 (4.79%) WAN
6 59 (4.71%) DNS
7 47 (3.75%) Wireless
8 43 (3.43%) VLAN
9 42 (3.35%) DHCP
9 42 (3.35%) VPN
10 41 (3.27%) Cisco ASA
11 36 (2.87%) Wi-Fi
12 33 (2.63%) Internet
13 27 (2.15%) WLAN
14 24 (1.92%) SAN
15 23 (1.84%) HTTP
16 21 (1.68%) VoIP
17 20 (1.60%) BGP
18 19 (1.52%) HSRP
18 19 (1.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.19%) Big Data
3 36 (2.87%) MongoDB
4 33 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 31 (2.47%) Hadoop
6 29 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
7 28 (2.23%) Neo4j
8 26 (2.08%) RDBMS
9 23 (1.84%) Amazon Redshift
9 23 (1.84%) Cosmos DB
10 19 (1.52%) NoSQL
11 18 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (1.04%) Apache Hive
13 11 (0.88%) GIS
14 9 (0.72%) SAP BW
14 9 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (0.64%) HBase
15 8 (0.64%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.64%) SAP Data Services
16 6 (0.48%) Impala
Development Applications
1 56 (4.47%) Git (software)
2 54 (4.31%) Jenkins
3 41 (3.27%) JIRA
4 32 (2.55%) Vagrant
5 23 (1.84%) GitLab
6 22 (1.76%) Selenium
7 20 (1.60%) Visual Studio
8 15 (1.20%) MSI
9 13 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (0.96%) Subversion
11 11 (0.88%) Bitbucket
11 11 (0.88%) LoadRunner
12 10 (0.80%) AdminStudio
12 10 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
13 9 (0.72%) Cucumber
13 9 (0.72%) HP UFT
13 9 (0.72%) JMeter
13 9 (0.72%) WebDriver
14 8 (0.64%) Eclipse
15 7 (0.56%) SoapUI
General
1 113 (9.02%) Finance
2 75 (5.99%) Telecoms
3 42 (3.35%) Electronics
3 42 (3.35%) Manufacturing
4 36 (2.87%) Aerospace
4 36 (2.87%) Military
5 34 (2.71%) Marketing
6 24 (1.92%) Advertising
7 14 (1.12%) Local Government
8 10 (0.80%) Law
9 8 (0.64%) Back Office
10 6 (0.48%) Legal
10 6 (0.48%) Retail
11 5 (0.40%) Banking
11 5 (0.40%) Billing
12 4 (0.32%) Publishing
13 3 (0.24%) Avionics
13 3 (0.24%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.16%) Automotive
15 1 (0.080%) French Language
Job Titles
1 195 (15.56%) Architect
2 169 (13.49%) Analyst
3 144 (11.49%) Developer
4 92 (7.34%) Consultant
5 75 (5.99%) Software Engineer
6 56 (4.47%) Solutions Architect
7 55 (4.39%) Network Engineer
8 52 (4.15%) Project Manager
9 47 (3.75%) DevOps Engineer
10 43 (3.43%) Service Analyst
10 43 (3.43%) Support Analyst
11 42 (3.35%) Service Desk Analyst
12 41 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
13 39 (3.11%) Lead Architect
14 35 (2.79%) Software Developer
15 32 (2.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 32 (2.55%) Java Developer
15 32 (2.55%) Support Engineer
16 31 (2.47%) Service Architect
17 29 (2.31%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (4.87%) .NET
2 53 (4.23%) Web Services
3 49 (3.91%) AngularJS
4 43 (3.43%) Node.js
5 35 (2.79%) ASP.NET
6 30 (2.39%) Spring
7 26 (2.08%) HTML
8 25 (2.00%) React
8 25 (2.00%) RESTful
9 24 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
9 24 (1.92%) Django
9 24 (1.92%) Vue.js
9 24 (1.92%) XML
10 23 (1.84%) CGI
11 21 (1.68%) CSS
12 18 (1.44%) Middleware
13 16 (1.28%) HTML5
14 15 (1.20%) Software Packaging
15 14 (1.12%) J2EE
15 14 (1.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 128 (10.22%) Self-Motivation
2 96 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (5.83%) Management Information System
4 38 (3.03%) PKI
5 32 (2.55%) Data Centre
6 21 (1.68%) Driving Licence
7 18 (1.44%) Clustering
7 18 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (1.36%) Algorithms
8 17 (1.36%) Public Cloud
9 16 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
10 15 (1.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 13 (1.04%) PMI
12 12 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
13 11 (0.88%) CESG
13 11 (0.88%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.88%) Industry 4.0
13 11 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
14 10 (0.80%) Cloud Native
14 10 (0.80%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 305 (24.34%) Windows
2 203 (16.20%) Linux
3 88 (7.02%) Windows Server
4 72 (5.75%) Windows 7
5 65 (5.19%) Windows 10
6 52 (4.15%) Unix
7 50 (3.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (2.47%) Windows XP
10 27 (2.15%) Windows 8
11 18 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (1.04%) Android
12 13 (1.04%) Apple iOS
13 12 (0.96%) Windows 2000
13 12 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (0.88%) SUSE
15 10 (0.80%) CentOS
15 10 (0.80%) Debian
16 8 (0.64%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.64%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (18.28%) ITIL
3 162 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
3 162 (12.93%) Software Engineering
4 143 (11.41%) Project Management
5 131 (10.45%) Cybersecurity
6 100 (7.98%) DevOps
7 99 (7.90%) Service Delivery
8 93 (7.42%) Information Security
9 90 (7.18%) Enterprise Architecture
10 82 (6.54%) Service Management
11 79 (6.30%) TOGAF
12 77 (6.15%) TDD
13 75 (5.99%) Scrum
14 74 (5.91%) ITIL V3
15 68 (5.43%) PRINCE2
15 68 (5.43%) UML
16 61 (4.87%) Business Intelligence
16 61 (4.87%) SIEM
17 59 (4.71%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 208 (16.60%) Java
2 188 (15.00%) C
3 176 (14.05%) Python
4 175 (13.97%) SQL
5 169 (13.49%) C++
6 113 (9.02%) C#
7 88 (7.02%) JavaScript
8 59 (4.71%) Bash Shell
9 55 (4.39%) PowerShell
10 42 (3.35%) PL/SQL
11 35 (2.79%) Shell Script
12 32 (2.55%) Ruby
13 31 (2.47%) ABAP
14 25 (2.00%) Scala
15 22 (1.76%) Go
16 18 (1.44%) Java 8
17 15 (1.20%) VB
18 14 (1.12%) Embedded C++
18 14 (1.12%) VBScript
19 12 (0.96%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 849 (67.76%) SC Cleared
2 224 (17.88%) DV Cleared
3 194 (15.48%) Degree
4 65 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (4.47%) CISSP
6 51 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 50 (3.99%) MCSE
8 40 (3.19%) MCSA
9 38 (3.03%) CCNA
10 27 (2.15%) CCNP
11 22 (1.76%) APMP
11 22 (1.76%) CISM
12 21 (1.68%) CEH
13 20 (1.60%) PMI Certification
14 19 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (1.28%) CREST Certified
16 15 (1.20%) CESG Certified Professional
16 15 (1.20%) GIAC
16 15 (1.20%) ISEB
16 15 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (6.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 56 (4.47%) SLA
3 37 (2.95%) GDPR
4 33 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 24 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
6 23 (1.84%) QA
7 13 (1.04%) PMO
8 11 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 10 (0.80%) GPG13
9 10 (0.80%) PCI DSS
10 9 (0.72%) Data Quality
11 6 (0.48%) COBIT
12 5 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 5 (0.40%) DO-254
12 5 (0.40%) RMADS
13 4 (0.32%) Government Security Classifications
14 3 (0.24%) GAAP
14 3 (0.24%) JSP 440
14 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 186 (14.84%) Active Directory
2 121 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (7.02%) Docker
4 47 (3.75%) vSphere
5 23 (1.84%) Virtual Servers
6 22 (1.76%) VMware NSX
7 20 (1.60%) Firmware
7 20 (1.60%) Hyper-V
7 20 (1.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 20 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (1.44%) XenApp
9 15 (1.20%) VirtualBox
10 12 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (0.72%) vCloud
13 8 (0.64%) Apache Flume
13 8 (0.64%) HDFS
13 8 (0.64%) XenDesktop
14 7 (0.56%) NFS
15 4 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 65 (5.19%) Kubernetes
2 61 (4.87%) SCCM
3 54 (4.31%) Ansible
4 50 (3.99%) Puppet
5 27 (2.15%) SCOM
6 25 (2.00%) WSUS
7 22 (1.76%) HP ALM
8 19 (1.52%) Nagios
9 18 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (1.20%) Salt
11 11 (0.88%) Nessus
12 8 (0.64%) Kibana
13 7 (0.56%) Defensics
13 7 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (0.56%) Nexpose
13 7 (0.56%) Nmap
13 7 (0.56%) OpenVAS
13 7 (0.56%) vCenter Server
14 6 (0.48%) Suricata
15 5 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 276 (22.03%) Microsoft
2 159 (12.69%) VMware
3 104 (8.30%) SAP
4 99 (7.90%) Cisco
5 76 (6.07%) Oracle
6 68 (5.43%) Juniper
7 48 (3.83%) HP
8 36 (2.87%) Citrix
9 30 (2.39%) F5
10 28 (2.23%) SolarWinds
11 22 (1.76%) Atlassian
12 21 (1.68%) Palo Alto
13 20 (1.60%) Fujitsu
14 16 (1.28%) Red Hat
15 15 (1.20%) EMC
16 13 (1.04%) Brocade
16 13 (1.04%) LogRhythm
17 11 (0.88%) Cloudera
18 10 (0.80%) Autodesk
18 10 (0.80%) CheckPoint