Period
to 19 October 2017

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 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 47 44
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3 -14
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1439 1864 2247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.98% 5.26% 5.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.09% 16.75% 17.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1015 1293 1833
South East median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,450 £78,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,750
% change year-on-year -3.16% +3.83% -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 7956 11128 13190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.52% 31.40% 31.12%
Number of salaries quoted 6450 8943 10459
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £24,975 £26,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

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 October 2017.

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 October 2017. 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 -1 630 £41,000 -3.53% 32
Thames Valley -17 416 £50,000 -9.09% 20
Surrey +6 298 £50,000 - 6
Berkshire -18 242 £50,000 -13.04% 10
Oxfordshire -17 119 £50,000 -16.67% 1
Buckinghamshire -13 61 £61,375 +53.44% 9
West Sussex +49 52 £32,500 -27.78% 3
Kent +20 23 £38,000 -5.00% 1
East Sussex -24 12 £47,500 +18.75%
M4 Corridor - 12 - -
Home Counties - 3 £55,000 -
Middlesex - 2 £33,937 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2017, IT jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 939 (65.25%) SC Cleared
2 362 (25.16%) Windows
3 308 (21.40%) DV Cleared
4 292 (20.29%) Linux
5 277 (19.25%) C
6 274 (19.04%) Microsoft
7 228 (15.84%) ITIL
8 227 (15.77%) Degree
9 218 (15.15%) VMware
10 217 (15.08%) Cybersecurity
11 216 (15.01%) Agile Software Development
12 203 (14.11%) Java
13 174 (12.09%) SQL
14 171 (11.88%) Cisco
15 166 (11.54%) Unix
15 166 (11.54%) Python
16 159 (11.05%) Active Directory
17 147 (10.22%) C++
18 146 (10.15%) Project Management
18 146 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
19 139 (9.66%) C#
19 139 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
20 138 (9.59%) Firewall
21 137 (9.52%) Software Engineering
22 131 (9.10%) Finance
23 127 (8.83%) Computer Science
24 123 (8.55%) Telecoms
24 123 (8.55%) Oracle
25 118 (8.20%) SAP
26 115 (7.99%) LAN

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 50 (3.47%) MS Exchange
2 47 (3.27%) SharePoint
3 39 (2.71%) Apache
4 28 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
5 23 (1.60%) OpenStack
6 22 (1.53%) Skype for Business
7 17 (1.18%) JBoss
8 14 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (0.97%) IIS
9 12 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.56%) WildFly
12 7 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (0.42%) Apache ServiceMix
13 6 (0.42%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.42%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.42%) Zimbra
14 5 (0.35%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 97 (6.74%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.42%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.21%) Simulink
9 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.069%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.069%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.069%) Blender
10 1 (0.069%) Maya
Business Applications
1 28 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
1 28 (1.95%) Oracle EBS R12
2 19 (1.32%) SAP CO
2 19 (1.32%) SAP FI
2 19 (1.32%) SAP FI/CO
3 16 (1.11%) Teamcenter
4 7 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.42%) SAP HCM
5 6 (0.42%) SAP PS
6 5 (0.35%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.35%) SAP GTS
6 5 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.28%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.14%) iTrent
9 2 (0.14%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.14%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
10 1 (0.069%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 56 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
3 32 (2.22%) Office 365
4 26 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (1.18%) SaaS
6 11 (0.76%) PaaS
7 7 (0.49%) IaaS
7 7 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.35%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.14%) Asana
10 2 (0.14%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 2 (0.14%) G Suite
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 1 (0.069%) Google Play
11 1 (0.069%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 138 (9.59%) Firewall
2 115 (7.99%) LAN
3 109 (7.57%) WAN
4 94 (6.53%) TCP/IP
5 77 (5.35%) Network Security
6 63 (4.38%) DNS
7 60 (4.17%) VPN
8 54 (3.75%) OSPF
9 53 (3.68%) BGP
10 48 (3.34%) SAN
11 46 (3.20%) Wireless
12 40 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
12 40 (2.78%) SSL
13 37 (2.57%) Ethernet
14 33 (2.29%) Cisco Nexus
14 33 (2.29%) IPsec
15 32 (2.22%) VLAN
16 31 (2.15%) Internet
16 31 (2.15%) SS7
17 29 (2.02%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 62 (4.31%) Big Data
3 50 (3.47%) BusinessObjects
4 49 (3.41%) SAP BW
5 48 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
6 46 (3.20%) Hadoop
7 38 (2.64%) Relational Database
8 35 (2.43%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 28 (1.95%) Oracle BI EE
10 25 (1.74%) SAP HANA
11 23 (1.60%) MongoDB
11 23 (1.60%) QlikView
12 22 (1.53%) GIS
13 17 (1.18%) RDBMS
14 15 (1.04%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 14 (0.97%) MySQL
15 14 (0.97%) NoSQL
16 12 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
16 12 (0.83%) QGIS
16 12 (0.83%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 24 (1.67%) Git (software)
1 24 (1.67%) JIRA
2 21 (1.46%) Rational DOORS
3 18 (1.25%) Subversion
3 18 (1.25%) Visual Studio
4 17 (1.18%) HP UFT
5 16 (1.11%) LoadRunner
5 16 (1.11%) Metasploit
6 15 (1.04%) IDA Disassembler
7 13 (0.90%) Selenium
7 13 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (0.76%) Burp Suite
8 11 (0.76%) Maven
8 11 (0.76%) OllyDbg
8 11 (0.76%) WinDbg
9 8 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
10 7 (0.49%) Rational Rhapsody
11 6 (0.42%) git-flow
11 6 (0.42%) Mercurial
11 6 (0.42%) SoapUI
General
1 131 (9.10%) Finance
2 123 (8.55%) Telecoms
3 81 (5.63%) Manufacturing
4 62 (4.31%) Military
5 34 (2.36%) Law
6 29 (2.02%) Electronics
7 27 (1.88%) Legal
8 26 (1.81%) Aerospace
8 26 (1.81%) Marketing
9 20 (1.39%) Publishing
10 12 (0.83%) Retail
11 11 (0.76%) Banking
12 9 (0.63%) Billing
13 7 (0.49%) Local Government
14 4 (0.28%) Automotive
14 4 (0.28%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.21%) Advertising
16 2 (0.14%) Avionics
16 2 (0.14%) Games
17 1 (0.069%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 199 (13.83%) Developer
2 193 (13.41%) Analyst
3 164 (11.40%) Consultant
4 144 (10.01%) Architect
5 101 (7.02%) Network Engineer
6 61 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 57 (3.96%) Support Engineer
8 55 (3.82%) Service Analyst
9 54 (3.75%) Software Engineer
10 53 (3.68%) Software Developer
11 52 (3.61%) Systems Engineer
12 51 (3.54%) Service Desk Analyst
13 49 (3.41%) Security Consultant
14 41 (2.85%) Project Manager
15 37 (2.57%) Security Analyst
16 35 (2.43%) Administrator
16 35 (2.43%) Cybersecurity Consultant
17 34 (2.36%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
18 33 (2.29%) Cloud Engineer
19 32 (2.22%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (7.16%) .NET
2 66 (4.59%) Web Services
3 61 (4.24%) HTML
4 45 (3.13%) XML
5 36 (2.50%) Spring
6 35 (2.43%) HTML5
7 34 (2.36%) jQuery
8 30 (2.08%) CSS
9 26 (1.81%) ASP.NET
10 23 (1.60%) .NET Framework
11 22 (1.53%) RESTful
12 21 (1.46%) J2EE
13 17 (1.18%) React
14 16 (1.11%) JSP
14 16 (1.11%) Middleware
15 15 (1.04%) ActiveMQ
15 15 (1.04%) AngularJS
15 15 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
15 15 (1.04%) Node.js
16 14 (0.97%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 146 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
2 127 (8.83%) Computer Science
3 110 (7.64%) Management Information System
4 100 (6.95%) Data Centre
5 59 (4.10%) Driving Licence
6 51 (3.54%) PKI
7 30 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
7 30 (2.08%) Security Operations Centre
7 30 (2.08%) User Experience
8 29 (2.02%) NHS
9 28 (1.95%) Smart Meter
10 26 (1.81%) Mobile App
11 23 (1.60%) Public Cloud
11 23 (1.60%) Smartphone
12 22 (1.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 20 (1.39%) Cloud Native
13 20 (1.39%) Cybercrime
14 19 (1.32%) Cyber Attack
15 15 (1.04%) Algorithms
16 12 (0.83%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 362 (25.16%) Windows
2 292 (20.29%) Linux
3 166 (11.54%) Unix
4 73 (5.07%) Windows 7
5 72 (5.00%) Windows Server
6 60 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 59 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 48 (3.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 39 (2.71%) CentOS
10 38 (2.64%) VxWorks
11 33 (2.29%) Windows 10
12 25 (1.74%) Android
13 17 (1.18%) Apple iOS
14 16 (1.11%) Windows XP
15 10 (0.69%) AIX
16 9 (0.63%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.49%) SUSE
18 6 (0.42%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
19 5 (0.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (15.84%) ITIL
2 217 (15.08%) Cybersecurity
3 216 (15.01%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (10.15%) Project Management
5 137 (9.52%) Software Engineering
6 107 (7.44%) SDLC
7 94 (6.53%) Mentoring
8 93 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
9 90 (6.25%) Information Security
10 84 (5.84%) UML
11 80 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
12 79 (5.49%) Penetration Testing
13 77 (5.35%) Stakeholder Management
14 74 (5.14%) Enterprise Architecture
15 73 (5.07%) Service Management
16 72 (5.00%) PRINCE2
17 71 (4.93%) Open Source
18 69 (4.79%) Service Delivery
19 67 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
19 67 (4.66%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 277 (19.25%) C
2 203 (14.11%) Java
3 174 (12.09%) SQL
4 166 (11.54%) Python
5 147 (10.22%) C++
6 139 (9.66%) C#
7 85 (5.91%) JavaScript
7 85 (5.91%) PowerShell
8 76 (5.28%) Bash Shell
9 66 (4.59%) Shell Script
10 47 (3.27%) PL/SQL
11 41 (2.85%) Perl
12 34 (2.36%) Ruby
13 33 (2.29%) VB
14 20 (1.39%) VB.NET
15 19 (1.32%) Scala
16 14 (0.97%) Ada
16 14 (0.97%) Bourne shell
16 14 (0.97%) PHP
17 11 (0.76%) Go
Qualifications
1 939 (65.25%) SC Cleared
2 308 (21.40%) DV Cleared
3 227 (15.77%) Degree
4 109 (7.57%) Cisco Certification
5 86 (5.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 55 (3.82%) MCP
7 50 (3.47%) CCNP
8 48 (3.34%) CCNA
9 44 (3.06%) CISSP
10 35 (2.43%) MCSE
11 34 (2.36%) MCITP
11 34 (2.36%) MCTS
12 30 (2.08%) MCDST
13 29 (2.02%) CEH
14 28 (1.95%) CCIE
15 27 (1.88%) CREST Certified
16 25 (1.74%) ISTQB
17 22 (1.53%) CESG Certified Professional
17 22 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
18 21 (1.46%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (5.00%) SLA
2 50 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 20 (1.39%) PMO
5 18 (1.25%) GDPR
6 16 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 15 (1.04%) Data Quality
8 13 (0.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 12 (0.83%) PCI DSS
9 12 (0.83%) QA
10 11 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 9 (0.63%) DO-254
12 7 (0.49%) Def Stans
12 7 (0.49%) DO-178B
13 5 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
13 5 (0.35%) IEC 61508
13 5 (0.35%) RMADS
14 4 (0.28%) ISO 26262
14 4 (0.28%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.28%) JSP 440
System Software
1 159 (11.05%) Active Directory
2 139 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (2.85%) vSphere
4 37 (2.57%) Hyper-V
5 26 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (1.53%) VMware NSX
8 15 (1.04%) vCloud
9 10 (0.69%) Docker
10 6 (0.42%) Firmware
11 5 (0.35%) NFS
12 4 (0.28%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.21%) Samba
13 3 (0.21%) XenApp
14 2 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.14%) LXC
14 2 (0.14%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.14%) UAG
14 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 41 (2.85%) Ansible
2 37 (2.57%) SCCM
3 31 (2.15%) vCenter Server
4 30 (2.08%) Puppet
5 22 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
6 18 (1.25%) Nessus
6 18 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (0.83%) SCOM
8 9 (0.63%) HP SIM
8 9 (0.63%) NetBackup
9 8 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 8 (0.56%) WSUS
10 7 (0.49%) Nmap
11 6 (0.42%) Nagios
12 5 (0.35%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (0.35%) Cacti
12 5 (0.35%) Kibana
12 5 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (0.35%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 274 (19.04%) Microsoft
2 218 (15.15%) VMware
3 171 (11.88%) Cisco
4 123 (8.55%) Oracle
5 118 (8.20%) SAP
6 110 (7.64%) Juniper
7 84 (5.84%) HP
8 48 (3.34%) Red Hat
9 26 (1.81%) F5
10 24 (1.67%) ArcSight
10 24 (1.67%) Citrix
11 23 (1.60%) NetApp
12 22 (1.53%) Dell
13 20 (1.39%) Ariba
13 20 (1.39%) IBM
14 19 (1.32%) Palo Alto
15 18 (1.25%) McAfee
16 17 (1.18%) Hortonworks
16 17 (1.18%) Jaspersoft
17 16 (1.11%) CheckPoint