Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 37 75
Rank change year-on-year +6 +38 -15
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,357 1,688 1,267
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 6.49% 6.32% 4.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.28% 21.72% 15.20%
Number of salaries quoted 758 941 777
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.15% -2.11%
10th Percentile £32,125 £28,250 £25,650
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 5,368 7,773 8,333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.68% 29.09% 26.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3,955 5,797 6,593
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +7.78%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in the South East over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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 -1 749 £52,500 +10.53% 90
Thames Valley +34 358 £57,500 +27.78% 59
Berkshire +28 236 £62,500 +38.89% 38
Surrey -19 143 £57,500 +15.00% 11
Buckinghamshire +40 66 £50,000 +17.65% 18
Oxfordshire +32 56 £45,000 - 3
East Sussex +49 55 £44,000 +22.65% 6
West Sussex -10 38 £55,000 +10.00% 15
Kent +31 20 £55,000 +64.18% 5
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 912 (67.21%) SC Cleared
2 375 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
3 246 (18.13%) Windows
4 235 (17.32%) Microsoft
5 225 (16.58%) Linux
5 225 (16.58%) DV Cleared
6 190 (14.00%) Java
7 182 (13.41%) ITIL
8 178 (13.12%) Degree
9 176 (12.97%) Python
10 170 (12.53%) Cybersecurity
11 149 (10.98%) C++
12 144 (10.61%) JavaScript
13 141 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
14 139 (10.24%) DevOps
14 139 (10.24%) SQL
14 139 (10.24%) VMware
15 135 (9.95%) Firewall
16 130 (9.58%) C#
16 130 (9.58%) Active Directory
17 123 (9.06%) SQL Server
18 121 (8.92%) Azure
19 117 (8.62%) Project Management
20 114 (8.40%) Cisco
21 113 (8.33%) Software Engineering
22 110 (8.11%) Finance
23 108 (7.96%) C
24 105 (7.74%) .NET
25 102 (7.52%) SIEM
26 96 (7.07%) 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 45 (3.32%) Apache Spark
2 34 (2.51%) SharePoint
3 32 (2.36%) Confluence
4 30 (2.21%) Apache
4 30 (2.21%) Apache Solr
5 29 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
6 24 (1.77%) MS Exchange
7 17 (1.25%) IIS
8 14 (1.03%) Skype for Business
8 14 (1.03%) WildFly
9 13 (0.96%) Tomcat
10 11 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.44%) WordPress
13 5 (0.37%) CMS
13 5 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.37%) JBoss
13 5 (0.37%) nginx
13 5 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 49 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.52%) Simulink
5 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.37%) SOLIDWORKS
5 5 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.074%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.074%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.074%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (0.88%) SAP HR
1 12 (0.88%) SAP PM
1 12 (0.88%) SAP PP
2 11 (0.81%) SAP CO
2 11 (0.81%) SAP FI
2 11 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (0.66%) SAP MDG
4 7 (0.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 5 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.37%) SAP MDM
6 4 (0.29%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.074%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 1 (0.074%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 121 (8.92%) Azure
2 62 (4.57%) AWS
3 48 (3.54%) Office 365
4 28 (2.06%) SaaS
5 21 (1.55%) GCP
6 19 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (1.33%) IaaS
8 17 (1.25%) GitHub
9 16 (1.18%) PaaS
10 12 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
11 10 (0.74%) Amazon ECS
11 10 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (0.66%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.59%) Power Platform
14 5 (0.37%) BlazeMeter
15 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
16 2 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
16 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
16 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
16 2 (0.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 135 (9.95%) Firewall
2 87 (6.41%) WAN
3 78 (5.75%) LAN
4 68 (5.01%) DNS
5 53 (3.91%) TCP/IP
6 50 (3.68%) BGP
7 46 (3.39%) Network Security
8 40 (2.95%) Wireless
9 39 (2.87%) DHCP
9 39 (2.87%) Internet
10 37 (2.73%) OSPF
10 37 (2.73%) VPN
11 29 (2.14%) MPLS
12 21 (1.55%) Skype
13 20 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
14 19 (1.40%) Broadband
15 18 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (1.11%) Cisco Nexus
16 15 (1.11%) Remote Desktop
16 15 (1.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (9.06%) SQL Server
2 74 (5.45%) Big Data
3 51 (3.76%) Hadoop
4 45 (3.32%) MongoDB
5 42 (3.10%) Relational Database
6 33 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
7 30 (2.21%) MySQL
8 20 (1.47%) Apache Accumulo
8 20 (1.47%) Neo4j
9 18 (1.33%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (1.03%) SAP Data Services
12 12 (0.88%) Oracle Database
13 11 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (0.74%) SAP BW
14 10 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
16 8 (0.59%) IBM InfoSphere
16 8 (0.59%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 51 (3.76%) Git (software)
2 47 (3.46%) JIRA
3 46 (3.39%) Jenkins
4 22 (1.62%) Cucumber
5 20 (1.47%) Subversion
6 18 (1.33%) Maven
6 18 (1.33%) Selenium
7 17 (1.25%) GitLab
7 17 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (0.96%) Polyspace
8 13 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
8 13 (0.96%) VectorCAST
8 13 (0.96%) Visual Studio
9 11 (0.81%) Jasmine
9 11 (0.81%) Mocha
10 10 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
11 9 (0.66%) JMeter
12 8 (0.59%) HP UFT
12 8 (0.59%) WebDriver
General
1 110 (8.11%) Finance
2 94 (6.93%) Military
3 87 (6.41%) Public Sector
4 78 (5.75%) Aerospace
5 45 (3.32%) Legal
6 37 (2.73%) Telecoms
7 35 (2.58%) Law
8 28 (2.06%) Police
9 27 (1.99%) Electronics
10 21 (1.55%) Marketing
11 20 (1.47%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.96%) Automotive
12 13 (0.96%) Local Government
13 9 (0.66%) Banking
14 7 (0.52%) Avionics
14 7 (0.52%) Retail
15 3 (0.22%) Billing
16 2 (0.15%) Advertising
16 2 (0.15%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 185 (13.63%) Developer
2 172 (12.68%) Architect
3 171 (12.60%) Analyst
4 83 (6.12%) Consultant
5 79 (5.82%) Support Engineer
6 70 (5.16%) Network Engineer
7 66 (4.86%) Software Engineer
8 57 (4.20%) Security Analyst
9 43 (3.17%) .NET Developer
10 38 (2.80%) C# Developer
10 38 (2.80%) Junior
11 37 (2.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 36 (2.65%) Security Architect
13 34 (2.51%) Administrator
13 34 (2.51%) Java Developer
14 33 (2.43%) C# .NET Developer
15 32 (2.36%) SIEM Analyst
16 30 (2.21%) ArcSight Analyst
16 30 (2.21%) Security Consultant
16 30 (2.21%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (7.74%) .NET
2 87 (6.41%) HTML
3 72 (5.31%) Web Services
4 70 (5.16%) CSS
5 48 (3.54%) HTML5
6 43 (3.17%) jQuery
7 41 (3.02%) AngularJS
8 36 (2.65%) React
9 35 (2.58%) XML
10 32 (2.36%) .NET Framework
10 32 (2.36%) Node.js
11 29 (2.14%) REST
12 28 (2.06%) Natural Language Processing
12 28 (2.06%) Spring
13 27 (1.99%) Kafka
14 24 (1.77%) RESTful
15 21 (1.55%) ASP.NET
16 17 (1.25%) Hibernate
17 16 (1.18%) JSF
17 16 (1.18%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 95 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (6.34%) Self-Motivation
3 70 (5.16%) Data Centre
4 64 (4.72%) Management Information System
5 47 (3.46%) Security Operations Centre
6 28 (2.06%) User Experience
7 22 (1.62%) Smartphone
8 21 (1.55%) Algorithms
9 20 (1.47%) Driving Licence
10 19 (1.40%) PKI
11 18 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
12 17 (1.25%) Clustering
13 16 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
14 15 (1.11%) CMDB
15 13 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
16 12 (0.88%) Public Cloud
16 12 (0.88%) Virtual Team
17 11 (0.81%) Data Structures
18 10 (0.74%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 246 (18.13%) Windows
2 225 (16.58%) Linux
3 73 (5.38%) Windows Server
4 50 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (2.87%) Windows 10
6 31 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (2.21%) Windows 7
8 28 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (1.99%) Android
10 25 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (1.62%) Apple iOS
11 22 (1.62%) Windows Server 2016
12 21 (1.55%) Unix
13 18 (1.33%) Ubuntu
14 17 (1.25%) CentOS
15 10 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
16 7 (0.52%) Solaris
16 7 (0.52%) VMS
17 6 (0.44%) VxWorks
18 5 (0.37%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (13.41%) ITIL
3 170 (12.53%) Cybersecurity
4 141 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
5 139 (10.24%) DevOps
6 117 (8.62%) Project Management
7 113 (8.33%) Software Engineering
8 102 (7.52%) SIEM
9 96 (7.07%) Information Security
10 95 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 90 (6.63%) Test Automation
12 89 (6.56%) Service Management
13 78 (5.75%) Analytics
14 76 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
15 74 (5.45%) Configuration Management
15 74 (5.45%) Service Delivery
16 71 (5.23%) Scrum
17 69 (5.08%) Technical Leadership
18 68 (5.01%) Computer Science
19 67 (4.94%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 190 (14.00%) Java
2 176 (12.97%) Python
3 149 (10.98%) C++
4 144 (10.61%) JavaScript
5 139 (10.24%) SQL
6 130 (9.58%) C#
7 108 (7.96%) C
8 58 (4.27%) PowerShell
9 51 (3.76%) Bash Shell
10 34 (2.51%) MATLAB
11 29 (2.14%) Perl
11 29 (2.14%) Scala
12 26 (1.92%) R
13 25 (1.84%) Ada
14 17 (1.25%) Java 8
14 17 (1.25%) Ruby
14 17 (1.25%) T-SQL
15 14 (1.03%) Assembly Language
16 13 (0.96%) ABAP
17 11 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 912 (67.21%) SC Cleared
2 225 (16.58%) DV Cleared
3 178 (13.12%) Degree
4 96 (7.07%) Cisco Certification
5 82 (6.04%) CISSP
6 59 (4.35%) CCNP
7 43 (3.17%) CISM
8 34 (2.51%) CCIE
9 32 (2.36%) CESG Certified Professional
10 31 (2.28%) A+ Certification
10 31 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
11 30 (2.21%) CCNA
12 28 (2.06%) CCDP
13 26 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
13 26 (1.92%) ISTQB
14 25 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
15 24 (1.77%) CEH
15 24 (1.77%) CRISC
16 22 (1.62%) MCSE
17 21 (1.55%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (6.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 71 (5.23%) SLA
3 44 (3.24%) JSP 440
4 35 (2.58%) RMADS
5 32 (2.36%) Cyber Essentials
6 24 (1.77%) NIST
6 24 (1.77%) QA
7 23 (1.69%) GDPR
7 23 (1.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 22 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 21 (1.55%) NCSC
10 18 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 16 (1.18%) Data Quality
12 13 (0.96%) IEC 61508
13 11 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 9 (0.66%) ISO 22301
15 8 (0.59%) NIST 800
16 6 (0.44%) PCI DSS
17 5 (0.37%) PMO
18 1 (0.074%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 130 (9.58%) Active Directory
2 76 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (4.72%) Docker
4 29 (2.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 25 (1.84%) Hyper-V
6 18 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.81%) VMware NSX
8 11 (0.81%) vSphere
9 6 (0.44%) iptables
10 5 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.15%) Firmware
12 2 (0.15%) KVM
12 2 (0.15%) Postfix
12 2 (0.15%) XenApp
13 1 (0.074%) Snort
13 1 (0.074%) Squid
13 1 (0.074%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 92 (6.78%) Ansible
2 75 (5.53%) SCCM
3 60 (4.42%) SCOM
4 48 (3.54%) QRadar
5 45 (3.32%) Puppet
6 33 (2.43%) WSUS
7 31 (2.28%) Kubernetes
8 24 (1.77%) Salt
9 20 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
9 20 (1.47%) Terraform
10 16 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
10 16 (1.18%) NetBackup
10 16 (1.18%) SCVMM
11 10 (0.74%) Packer
11 10 (0.74%) Red Hat Satellite
12 8 (0.59%) OpenView
12 8 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (0.44%) Rsyslog
14 6 (0.44%) systemd
Vendors
1 235 (17.32%) Microsoft
2 139 (10.24%) VMware
3 114 (8.40%) Cisco
4 83 (6.12%) SAP
5 65 (4.79%) Juniper
6 57 (4.20%) Splunk
7 56 (4.13%) LogRhythm
8 54 (3.98%) Oracle
9 52 (3.83%) Red Hat
10 43 (3.17%) ArcSight
11 39 (2.87%) HP
12 34 (2.51%) Citrix
13 25 (1.84%) Google
14 23 (1.69%) McAfee
15 20 (1.47%) ServiceNow
16 19 (1.40%) Remedy
16 19 (1.40%) Symantec
17 18 (1.33%) CA
17 18 (1.33%) EMC
18 17 (1.25%) IBM