Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 58 58
Rank change year-on-year -17 0 -19
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,270 1,355 1,847
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.02% 4.49% 4.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.32% 15.86% 14.99%
Number of salaries quoted 751 949 1,319
South East median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £71,400
England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year +3.33% -1.64% -3.68%

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 8,289 8,544 12,323
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.25% 28.32% 31.43%
Number of salaries quoted 6,563 6,907 10,003
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £25,625 £25,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +8.89% -3.23% +3.33%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -5 729 £50,000 +11.11% 115
Thames Valley -50 269 £41,750 -16.50% 75
Surrey -43 160 £45,000 -5.76% 25
Berkshire -44 159 £45,750 -8.50% 47
Buckinghamshire +20 85 £35,000 -10.26% 21
West Sussex +14 54 £32,500 -36.84% 6
Kent +44 42 £23,000 -44.24% 3
Oxfordshire -75 25 £42,500 -15.00% 7
M4 Corridor +1 11 - -
East Sussex -20 10 £42,000 -23.64%
Home Counties +6 2 £90,000 +50.00%
Middlesex +5 1 £22,500 -30.77% 2
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 819 (64.49%) SC Cleared
2 248 (19.53%) Windows
3 239 (18.82%) Degree
4 236 (18.58%) ITIL
5 225 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
5 225 (17.72%) DV Cleared
6 203 (15.98%) C
7 201 (15.83%) Microsoft
8 173 (13.62%) Finance
9 164 (12.91%) VMware
9 164 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
10 152 (11.97%) Linux
11 150 (11.81%) Java
12 146 (11.50%) Cisco
12 146 (11.50%) Software Engineering
13 136 (10.71%) Firewall
14 135 (10.63%) Active Directory
15 131 (10.31%) Cybersecurity
16 129 (10.16%) Self-Motivation
17 128 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
18 127 (10.00%) Python
19 125 (9.84%) SQL
20 123 (9.69%) C++
21 122 (9.61%) VMware Infrastructure
22 121 (9.53%) Stakeholder Management
23 113 (8.90%) Customer Requirements
24 112 (8.82%) Service Delivery
25 111 (8.74%) Cisco Certification
26 110 (8.66%) C#
27 109 (8.58%) Information Security

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 54 (4.25%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.42%) Skype for Business
3 17 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
3 17 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
4 15 (1.18%) Confluence
5 14 (1.10%) MS Exchange
6 13 (1.02%) OpenStack
7 9 (0.71%) Apache
7 9 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.63%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.47%) JBoss
9 6 (0.47%) TPMS
10 5 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.39%) GeoServer
10 5 (0.39%) WildFly
11 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.31%) IIS
12 3 (0.24%) Apache ServiceMix
13 2 (0.16%) MS Project Server
13 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 88 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.079%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.079%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.079%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 25 (1.97%) Oracle EBS
1 25 (1.97%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.63%) SAP CO
3 8 (0.63%) SAP FI
3 8 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (0.55%) SAP HCM
5 5 (0.39%) SAP HR
5 5 (0.39%) SAP Payroll
6 4 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.24%) SAP PS
8 2 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.16%) SAP WM
8 2 (0.16%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.079%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (2.76%) Office 365
3 31 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (1.26%) SaaS
6 7 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (0.55%) OpenShift
7 6 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.39%) PaaS
9 4 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.31%) IaaS
10 3 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.24%) Google Play
10 3 (0.24%) TestFlight
11 2 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.16%) Datadog
11 2 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.16%) npm
11 2 (0.16%) Slack
12 1 (0.079%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 136 (10.71%) Firewall
2 78 (6.14%) LAN
3 76 (5.98%) Network Security
4 65 (5.12%) WAN
4 65 (5.12%) Wireless
5 60 (4.72%) DNS
6 52 (4.09%) Cisco ASA
7 46 (3.62%) DHCP
8 35 (2.76%) VPN
8 35 (2.76%) Wi-Fi
9 29 (2.28%) VLAN
10 26 (2.05%) TCP/IP
11 25 (1.97%) NetScaler
12 23 (1.81%) VoIP
13 18 (1.42%) BGP
13 18 (1.42%) Internet
13 18 (1.42%) OSPF
14 17 (1.34%) MPLS
15 14 (1.10%) IPsec
15 14 (1.10%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.91%) MySQL
3 30 (2.36%) Big Data
4 29 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
6 20 (1.57%) NoSQL
7 18 (1.42%) Hadoop
8 17 (1.34%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.02%) MongoDB
10 11 (0.87%) RDBMS
10 11 (0.87%) Relational Database
11 10 (0.79%) SAP BW
11 10 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.63%) MariaDB
13 8 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
14 7 (0.55%) Geospatial Data
14 7 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
15 6 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
16 5 (0.39%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 39 (3.07%) JIRA
2 30 (2.36%) Subversion
3 26 (2.05%) Git (software)
4 18 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (1.26%) Jenkins
6 14 (1.10%) Maven
6 14 (1.10%) SoapUI
7 12 (0.94%) Rational DOORS
8 11 (0.87%) Visual Studio
9 9 (0.71%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.71%) Vagrant
10 6 (0.47%) LabVIEW
10 6 (0.47%) Mercurial
11 5 (0.39%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.31%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.31%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.31%) Selenium
12 4 (0.31%) webpack
13 3 (0.24%) Hudson
13 3 (0.24%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 173 (13.62%) Finance
2 71 (5.59%) Telecoms
3 54 (4.25%) Manufacturing
4 47 (3.70%) Military
5 42 (3.31%) Marketing
6 34 (2.68%) Law
7 33 (2.60%) Legal
8 27 (2.13%) Aerospace
9 24 (1.89%) Electronics
10 16 (1.26%) Publishing
11 7 (0.55%) Advertising
12 6 (0.47%) Retail
13 4 (0.31%) Banking
14 3 (0.24%) Games
14 3 (0.24%) Local Government
15 1 (0.079%) Back Office
15 1 (0.079%) Billing
15 1 (0.079%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 168 (13.23%) Architect
2 158 (12.44%) Analyst
3 127 (10.00%) Consultant
4 107 (8.43%) Software Engineer
5 102 (8.03%) Developer
6 80 (6.30%) Project Manager
7 73 (5.75%) Network Engineer
8 53 (4.17%) Security Consultant
9 44 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
10 38 (2.99%) IT Manager
11 37 (2.91%) Senior Manager
12 36 (2.83%) Team Leader
13 35 (2.76%) Support Engineer
14 33 (2.60%) Software Developer
15 32 (2.52%) Support Analyst
16 31 (2.44%) Information Security Consultant
16 31 (2.44%) Java Developer
17 30 (2.36%) Enterprise Architect
18 29 (2.28%) IT Project Manager
18 29 (2.28%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (5.04%) .NET
2 60 (4.72%) AngularJS
3 48 (3.78%) HTML
4 37 (2.91%) Web Services
5 31 (2.44%) CSS
6 28 (2.20%) XML
7 27 (2.13%) Django
8 24 (1.89%) Middleware
9 21 (1.65%) Spring
10 18 (1.42%) HTML5
11 16 (1.26%) Hibernate
12 15 (1.18%) jQuery
13 14 (1.10%) .NET Framework
14 12 (0.94%) Java EE
15 11 (0.87%) REST
16 10 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
17 9 (0.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 9 (0.71%) WCF
18 8 (0.63%) Node.js
18 8 (0.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 129 (10.16%) Self-Motivation
2 128 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (7.40%) Management Information System
4 73 (5.75%) Data Centre
5 51 (4.02%) Computer Science
6 26 (2.05%) PKI
7 25 (1.97%) Driving Licence
8 24 (1.89%) NHS
9 21 (1.65%) Fat Client
9 21 (1.65%) Thin Client
10 20 (1.57%) Public Cloud
11 19 (1.50%) User Experience
12 17 (1.34%) Device Driver
13 15 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.87%) Algorithms
14 11 (0.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 8 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
15 8 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
15 8 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
15 8 (0.63%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 248 (19.53%) Windows
2 152 (11.97%) Linux
3 85 (6.69%) Windows Server
4 72 (5.67%) Unix
5 62 (4.88%) Windows 10
6 57 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 55 (4.33%) Windows 7
8 38 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (1.65%) Android
9 21 (1.65%) Mac OS X
10 15 (1.18%) Apple iOS
11 14 (1.10%) Windows XP
12 12 (0.94%) CentOS
13 8 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.39%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.31%) VxWorks
16 3 (0.24%) Debian
16 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
17 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (18.58%) ITIL
2 225 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
4 146 (11.50%) Software Engineering
5 131 (10.31%) Cybersecurity
6 121 (9.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 113 (8.90%) Customer Requirements
8 112 (8.82%) Service Delivery
9 109 (8.58%) Information Security
10 90 (7.09%) Project Management
11 89 (7.01%) Service Management
12 85 (6.69%) DevOps
13 82 (6.46%) PRINCE2
14 79 (6.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 79 (6.22%) TOGAF
15 62 (4.88%) SDLC
16 61 (4.80%) UML
17 60 (4.72%) Programme Management
18 58 (4.57%) ITIL V3
19 57 (4.49%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 203 (15.98%) C
2 150 (11.81%) Java
3 127 (10.00%) Python
4 125 (9.84%) SQL
5 123 (9.69%) C++
6 110 (8.66%) C#
7 89 (7.01%) JavaScript
8 65 (5.12%) PowerShell
9 23 (1.81%) Bash Shell
10 22 (1.73%) VBScript
11 20 (1.57%) Ruby
12 19 (1.50%) Perl
13 17 (1.34%) PHP
14 14 (1.10%) Scala
15 13 (1.02%) Ada
16 12 (0.94%) VB
17 10 (0.79%) Go
18 9 (0.71%) Shell Script
19 8 (0.63%) Clojure
19 8 (0.63%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 819 (64.49%) SC Cleared
2 239 (18.82%) Degree
3 225 (17.72%) DV Cleared
4 111 (8.74%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (4.02%) CCNA
6 40 (3.15%) CCNP
6 40 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 35 (2.76%) MCSE
8 34 (2.68%) CCIE
9 33 (2.60%) CISSP
10 28 (2.20%) PMI Certification
11 26 (2.05%) PMP
12 25 (1.97%) CCDP
13 21 (1.65%) CISM
14 20 (1.57%) CESG Certified Professional
15 18 (1.42%) APMP
15 18 (1.42%) ISTQB
16 17 (1.34%) OSCP
17 15 (1.18%) LPIC
18 14 (1.10%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.59%) SLA
2 51 (4.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 19 (1.50%) PCI DSS
5 16 (1.26%) PMO
6 15 (1.18%) QA
7 13 (1.02%) GDPR
8 10 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
9 9 (0.71%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.63%) MISRA
10 8 (0.63%) MISRA C
11 6 (0.47%) Government Security Classifications
11 6 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (0.39%) Def Stans
12 5 (0.39%) GPG13
12 5 (0.39%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (0.31%) DO-254
13 4 (0.31%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 135 (10.63%) Active Directory
2 122 (9.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (3.39%) vSphere
4 39 (3.07%) Docker
5 31 (2.44%) Hyper-V
6 27 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
6 27 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (1.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 18 (1.42%) VMware NSX
8 12 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.63%) vCloud
10 4 (0.31%) Xen
10 4 (0.31%) XenServer
11 3 (0.24%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.24%) FreeRADIUS
11 3 (0.24%) HDFS
12 2 (0.16%) Firmware
12 2 (0.16%) Snort
12 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.079%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 63 (4.96%) SCCM
2 49 (3.86%) SCOM
3 28 (2.20%) Puppet
4 24 (1.89%) Ansible
5 23 (1.81%) Kubernetes
6 19 (1.50%) SCVMM
6 19 (1.50%) vCenter Server
7 17 (1.34%) HP ALM
8 9 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.71%) vRealize
9 8 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 7 (0.55%) Terraform
11 6 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.31%) FortiGate
13 4 (0.31%) Kibana
13 4 (0.31%) XenMobile
14 3 (0.24%) HockeyApp
14 3 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 201 (15.83%) Microsoft
2 164 (12.91%) VMware
3 146 (11.50%) Cisco
4 97 (7.64%) Juniper
5 79 (6.22%) Oracle
6 69 (5.43%) SAP
7 44 (3.46%) Palo Alto
8 40 (3.15%) Citrix
9 39 (3.07%) HP
10 29 (2.28%) F5
11 22 (1.73%) CheckPoint
12 21 (1.65%) Fujitsu
13 20 (1.57%) CA
14 19 (1.50%) Remedy
15 18 (1.42%) Aruba
15 18 (1.42%) Brocade
15 18 (1.42%) Dell
15 18 (1.42%) SolarWinds
16 15 (1.18%) EMC
16 15 (1.18%) Lumension