Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 42 30 34
Rank change year-on-year -12 +4 +33
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,008 897 1,723
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 6.17% 7.51% 6.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.87% 28.84% 23.13%
Number of salaries quoted 486 458 950
10th Percentile £31,500 £34,000 £27,600
25th Percentile £40,000 £35,525 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £61,250 £66,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,375 £77,500
England median annual salary £55,655 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +6.01% - +10.53%

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 4,408 3,110 7,450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.97% 26.03% 28.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2,582 2,294 5,534
10th Percentile £29,091 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021. 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
Thames Valley +13 451 £60,000 +33.33% 98
Hampshire -23 404 £53,000 +11.58% 92
Berkshire +17 384 £69,000 +68.29% 67
Surrey +31 138 £47,000 -18.97% 39
Buckinghamshire -23 40 £50,000 -13.04% 15
Oxfordshire -6 28 £50,366 +11.92% 16
West Sussex -39 11 £65,000 +40.54% 19
Kent -41 3 £42,500 +30.77% 6
East Sussex -79 3 £85,000 +93.18% 2
M4 Corridor -4 1 £70,000 -30.00%
Home Counties - 1 £40,000 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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.

1 691 (68.55%) SC Cleared
2 349 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
3 324 (32.14%) Social Skills
4 179 (17.76%) Azure
5 173 (17.16%) DevOps
6 172 (17.06%) Linux
7 164 (16.27%) DV Cleared
8 163 (16.17%) Windows
9 152 (15.08%) Problem-Solving
10 146 (14.48%) Cybersecurity
11 145 (14.38%) Microsoft
12 121 (12.00%) Degree
13 115 (11.41%) Oracle
13 115 (11.41%) Ansible
14 113 (11.21%) AWS
15 111 (11.01%) Scrum
16 110 (10.91%) Terraform
17 109 (10.81%) SQL
18 107 (10.62%) Software Engineering
19 105 (10.42%) Docker
20 104 (10.32%) ITIL
20 104 (10.32%) Public Sector
21 101 (10.02%) Cisco
22 100 (9.92%) Java
22 100 (9.92%) Windows Server
23 93 (9.23%) Active Directory
23 93 (9.23%) Project Management
24 85 (8.43%) Python
25 80 (7.94%) Configuration Management
26 79 (7.84%) Firewall

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 26 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
1 26 (2.58%) MS Exchange
1 26 (2.58%) WebLogic
2 21 (2.08%) Oracle Service Bus
3 17 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 16 (1.59%) Confluence
5 13 (1.29%) IIS
6 8 (0.79%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.50%) GlassFish
7 5 (0.50%) JBoss
7 5 (0.50%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.40%) Apache
9 3 (0.30%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.099%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.099%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.099%) Jetty
10 1 (0.099%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.099%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.099%) WildFly
Applications
1 14 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.40%) Figma
4 4 (0.40%) InVision
4 4 (0.40%) Sketch
4 4 (0.40%) Zeplin
5 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.099%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.099%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (2.18%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.099%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.099%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.099%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.099%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.099%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.099%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.099%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.099%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.099%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 179 (17.76%) Azure
2 113 (11.21%) AWS
3 47 (4.66%) Microsoft 365
4 34 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 31 (3.08%) SaaS
6 29 (2.88%) Serverless
7 28 (2.78%) GCP
8 26 (2.58%) GitHub
8 26 (2.58%) PaaS
9 24 (2.38%) IaaS
10 23 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
11 20 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
12 19 (1.88%) Azure Key Vault
13 13 (1.29%) Power Platform
14 8 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.69%) OpenShift
16 6 (0.60%) AWS CloudTrail
16 6 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (0.60%) Route 53
17 5 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 79 (7.84%) Firewall
2 59 (5.85%) VPN
3 46 (4.56%) DNS
4 44 (4.37%) WAN
5 38 (3.77%) BGP
6 35 (3.47%) DHCP
6 35 (3.47%) Network Security
7 34 (3.37%) TCP/IP
8 28 (2.78%) Internet
8 28 (2.78%) LAN
9 23 (2.28%) IPsec
9 23 (2.28%) OSPF
10 21 (2.08%) MPLS
11 20 (1.98%) Cisco Nexus
12 19 (1.88%) SSH
13 15 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (1.49%) SAN
14 14 (1.39%) Wireless
15 11 (1.09%) Ethernet
16 10 (0.99%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (4.86%) Big Data
2 48 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 36 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 24 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
5 20 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (1.49%) Oracle BI EE
7 11 (1.09%) Data Lake
7 11 (1.09%) Oracle ODI
8 10 (0.99%) Power BI
9 7 (0.69%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.60%) MySQL
11 5 (0.50%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.30%) Amazon Redshift
13 3 (0.30%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (0.30%) PowerCenter
13 3 (0.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 60 (5.95%) Jenkins
2 51 (5.06%) JIRA
3 28 (2.78%) Selenium
4 25 (2.48%) SoapUI
5 21 (2.08%) Toad
6 12 (1.19%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
8 7 (0.69%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.69%) GitLab
8 7 (0.69%) Robot Framework
9 6 (0.60%) HP UFT
9 6 (0.60%) JMeter
9 6 (0.60%) LoadRunner
9 6 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.50%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.50%) StarTeam
11 4 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.40%) REST Assured
11 4 (0.40%) Vagrant
General
1 324 (32.14%) Social Skills
2 104 (10.32%) Public Sector
3 79 (7.84%) Finance
4 66 (6.55%) Military
5 57 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
6 49 (4.86%) Legal
7 40 (3.97%) Law
8 35 (3.47%) Police
9 33 (3.27%) Telecoms
10 29 (2.88%) Influencing Skills
11 26 (2.58%) Aerospace
11 26 (2.58%) Electronics
11 26 (2.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 18 (1.79%) Marketing
13 17 (1.69%) Presentation Skills
14 12 (1.19%) Billing
14 12 (1.19%) Manufacturing
15 10 (0.99%) Local Government
16 6 (0.60%) Banking
16 6 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 153 (15.18%) Architect
2 104 (10.32%) Developer
3 83 (8.23%) Analyst
4 71 (7.04%) Consultant
5 67 (6.65%) DevOps Engineer
6 57 (5.65%) Systems Engineer
7 55 (5.46%) Project Manager
8 54 (5.36%) Network Engineer
9 48 (4.76%) Software Engineer
10 38 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
11 37 (3.67%) Test Analyst
12 36 (3.57%) Data Architect
13 30 (2.98%) Senior DevOps
13 30 (2.98%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 29 (2.88%) Administrator
15 28 (2.78%) Support Engineer
16 26 (2.58%) C# Developer
16 26 (2.58%) IT Manager
17 24 (2.38%) Java Developer
17 24 (2.38%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (6.94%) .NET
2 61 (6.05%) Web Services
3 40 (3.97%) REST
4 31 (3.08%) Spring
5 28 (2.78%) Middleware
6 26 (2.58%) GraphQL
7 25 (2.48%) RESTful
8 22 (2.18%) Hibernate
9 21 (2.08%) JavaBeans
10 20 (1.98%) CSS
11 19 (1.88%) OAuth
11 19 (1.88%) OAuth2
12 18 (1.79%) React
13 17 (1.69%) HTML
14 16 (1.59%) AngularJS
15 12 (1.19%) .NET Core
16 11 (1.09%) SOAP
16 11 (1.09%) Vue.js
17 10 (0.99%) Elastic Stack
18 7 (0.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 65 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
2 52 (5.16%) Data Centre
3 35 (3.47%) Public Cloud
4 33 (3.27%) Cloud Native
5 29 (2.88%) Driving Licence
6 26 (2.58%) Cyberthreat
6 26 (2.58%) Linux Command Line
7 24 (2.38%) Management Information System
8 22 (2.18%) PKI
9 21 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
10 17 (1.69%) Cybercrime
11 14 (1.39%) User Experience
12 13 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
13 12 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.19%) Smart Meter
14 11 (1.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 10 (0.99%) Private Cloud
16 8 (0.79%) PMI
17 6 (0.60%) CESG
17 6 (0.60%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 172 (17.06%) Linux
2 163 (16.17%) Windows
3 100 (9.92%) Windows Server
4 43 (4.27%) Unix
5 42 (4.17%) Ubuntu
6 41 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 38 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (3.77%) Windows Server 2016
8 37 (3.67%) Windows Server 2019
9 30 (2.98%) CentOS
10 29 (2.88%) Windows 10
11 25 (2.48%) Debian
12 23 (2.28%) Solaris
13 14 (1.39%) Fedora
14 12 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (0.89%) Android
16 5 (0.50%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.20%) AIX
17 2 (0.20%) VMS
17 2 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (17.16%) DevOps
3 152 (15.08%) Problem-Solving
4 146 (14.48%) Cybersecurity
5 111 (11.01%) Scrum
6 107 (10.62%) Software Engineering
7 104 (10.32%) ITIL
8 93 (9.23%) Project Management
9 80 (7.94%) Configuration Management
10 79 (7.84%) Infrastructure as Code
11 76 (7.54%) Coaching
12 68 (6.75%) Continuous Integration
13 67 (6.65%) Systems Engineering
14 65 (6.45%) Test Automation
15 62 (6.15%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 57 (5.65%) Open Source
17 56 (5.56%) Computer Science
18 53 (5.26%) Mentoring
19 52 (5.16%) Analytics
20 51 (5.06%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 109 (10.81%) SQL
2 100 (9.92%) Java
3 85 (8.43%) Python
4 71 (7.04%) C
5 70 (6.94%) C#
6 50 (4.96%) PL/SQL
6 50 (4.96%) PowerShell
7 46 (4.56%) C++
7 46 (4.56%) JavaScript
8 34 (3.37%) Bash Shell
9 28 (2.78%) Java 8
10 26 (2.58%) Shell Script
11 19 (1.88%) Delphi
12 11 (1.09%) Ruby
13 7 (0.69%) MATLAB
14 5 (0.50%) Go
14 5 (0.50%) Perl
14 5 (0.50%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.40%) Groovy
16 2 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 691 (68.55%) SC Cleared
2 164 (16.27%) DV Cleared
3 121 (12.00%) Degree
4 65 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (4.07%) CCNP
6 38 (3.77%) CCNA
7 37 (3.67%) CISSP
8 30 (2.98%) ISTQB
9 29 (2.88%) HND
10 23 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
11 20 (1.98%) HNC
12 18 (1.79%) CISM
12 18 (1.79%) ISEB
13 16 (1.59%) AWS Certification
13 16 (1.59%) CCIE
14 15 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
15 14 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 13 (1.29%) CCDP
16 13 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
17 12 (1.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (6.94%) SLA
2 43 (4.27%) QA
3 42 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 40 (3.97%) Cyber Essentials
5 29 (2.88%) NIST
6 17 (1.69%) NCSC
7 16 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 13 (1.29%) GDPR
9 12 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 10 (0.99%) Accessibility
11 8 (0.79%) Def Stans
11 8 (0.79%) JSP 440
12 6 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 6 (0.60%) RMADS
13 5 (0.50%) WCAG
14 4 (0.40%) GRC
14 4 (0.40%) NIST 800
15 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
16 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 2 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 105 (10.42%) Docker
2 93 (9.23%) Active Directory
3 56 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (2.28%) Firmware
5 20 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (1.49%) VMware NSX
7 14 (1.39%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.89%) vSphere
10 5 (0.50%) NFS
11 3 (0.30%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.20%) HDFS
12 2 (0.20%) iptables
12 2 (0.20%) KVM
12 2 (0.20%) Postfix
12 2 (0.20%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.099%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.099%) Snort
13 1 (0.099%) Xen
Systems Management
1 115 (11.41%) Ansible
2 110 (10.91%) Terraform
3 56 (5.56%) Kubernetes
4 29 (2.88%) SCCM
5 19 (1.88%) Puppet
6 15 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
7 12 (1.19%) HP ALM
8 10 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (0.99%) QRadar
9 9 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (0.89%) Packer
10 8 (0.79%) WSUS
11 7 (0.69%) SCOM
12 6 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (0.60%) SCVMM
13 5 (0.50%) Consul
13 5 (0.50%) Grafana
13 5 (0.50%) Graphite
13 5 (0.50%) Prometheus
14 3 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 145 (14.38%) Microsoft
2 115 (11.41%) Oracle
3 101 (10.02%) Cisco
4 69 (6.85%) VMware
5 39 (3.87%) SAP
6 23 (2.28%) F5
7 22 (2.18%) Juniper
8 21 (2.08%) HP
9 19 (1.88%) Informatica
10 18 (1.79%) Splunk
11 17 (1.69%) ServiceNow
12 15 (1.49%) LogRhythm
13 13 (1.29%) Palo Alto
14 12 (1.19%) Citrix
14 12 (1.19%) McAfee
15 11 (1.09%) NetApp
15 11 (1.09%) SolarWinds
16 10 (0.99%) CheckPoint
16 10 (0.99%) Red Hat
17 9 (0.89%) Sophos