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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 20 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 46 53 31
Rank change year-on-year +7 -22 +6
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,177 683 1,195
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.83% 5.10% 7.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.86% 21.17% 27.28%
Number of salaries quoted 581 413 671
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £33,750
25th Percentile £41,939 £40,000 £38,475
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £70,750 £70,000 £64,000
90th Percentile £77,550 £79,750 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 6,240 3,226 4,381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.93% 24.11% 25.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2,896 2,153 3,255
10th Percentile £29,527 £29,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £39,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Hampshire -6 529 £55,000 +3.77% 94
Thames Valley +29 329 £55,038 -15.33% 89
Surrey +7 266 £52,500 - 17
Berkshire +7 165 £65,000 - 63
Buckinghamshire +11 111 £44,623 -25.63% 22
Oxfordshire +9 53 £77,500 +95.87% 4
Kent -43 19 £65,000 +113.11% 5
West Sussex +3 14 £60,000 - 9
East Sussex 0 10 £55,000 -35.29% 3
Middlesex - 5 - -
Sussex - 2 £68,625 -
Home Counties - 2 £46,750 -
M4 Corridor +4 1 £85,000 +25.93%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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.

1 807 (68.56%) SC Cleared
2 313 (26.59%) Agile
3 295 (25.06%) Social Skills
4 274 (23.28%) Microsoft
5 272 (23.11%) Finance
6 237 (20.14%) DV Cleared
7 230 (19.54%) Azure
8 209 (17.76%) AWS
9 203 (17.25%) Cybersecurity
10 177 (15.04%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 171 (14.53%) ITIL
12 158 (13.42%) DevOps
13 149 (12.66%) Linux
14 147 (12.49%) Windows
15 146 (12.40%) Degree
16 144 (12.23%) Project Management
17 137 (11.64%) Software Engineering
18 133 (11.30%) Active Directory
19 132 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
20 127 (10.79%) Python
21 126 (10.71%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
21 126 (10.71%) Threat Intelligence
22 125 (10.62%) VMware
23 123 (10.45%) Project Delivery
24 121 (10.28%) Cyberattack
25 119 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
26 116 (9.86%) Cisco
27 115 (9.77%) Firewall
28 106 (9.01%) Java
28 106 (9.01%) Public Sector

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 33 (2.80%) MS Exchange
2 31 (2.63%) Apache
2 31 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 28 (2.38%) Confluence
4 26 (2.21%) GeoServer
5 15 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (1.10%) Jetty
7 7 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (0.51%) OpenStack
8 6 (0.51%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.34%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.34%) IIS
10 3 (0.25%) Moodle
10 3 (0.25%) nginx
10 3 (0.25%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.17%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.17%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.085%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.085%) CMS
Applications
1 53 (4.50%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.25%) Siemens NX
6 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.085%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.085%) Blender
7 1 (0.085%) InDesign
7 1 (0.085%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.085%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.25%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.085%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.085%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.085%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.085%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.085%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.085%) SAP PA-EC
3 1 (0.085%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.085%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 230 (19.54%) Azure
2 209 (17.76%) AWS
3 64 (5.44%) Microsoft 365
4 28 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (1.87%) GitHub
6 21 (1.78%) SaaS
7 15 (1.27%) Power Platform
8 13 (1.10%) PaaS
9 12 (1.02%) GCP
10 11 (0.93%) IaaS
11 4 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.34%) AWS KMS
12 3 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.17%) BlazeMeter
13 2 (0.17%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.085%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.085%) iPaaS
14 1 (0.085%) Matillion
14 1 (0.085%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 115 (9.77%) Firewall
2 73 (6.20%) DNS
3 53 (4.50%) DHCP
4 38 (3.23%) LAN
5 34 (2.89%) HTTP
6 31 (2.63%) TCP/IP
7 30 (2.55%) Network Security
8 29 (2.46%) Wireless
9 23 (1.95%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (1.95%) Intrusion Detection
9 23 (1.95%) WAN
10 22 (1.87%) VPN
11 18 (1.53%) tcpdump
11 18 (1.53%) Wireshark
12 15 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (1.10%) BGP
13 13 (1.10%) OSPF
14 12 (1.02%) SSL
15 10 (0.85%) Multicast
15 10 (0.85%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
3 40 (3.40%) Big Data
4 37 (3.14%) GIS
5 31 (2.63%) Hadoop
6 30 (2.55%) NoSQL
7 26 (2.21%) QGIS
8 18 (1.53%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.19%) HBase
10 13 (1.10%) MySQL
10 13 (1.10%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.68%) Power BI
12 7 (0.59%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.51%) InfluxDB
14 5 (0.42%) Geospatial Data
15 4 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
15 4 (0.34%) MariaDB
15 4 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 2 (0.17%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 92 (7.82%) Jenkins
2 56 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 50 (4.25%) Maven
4 42 (3.57%) JIRA
5 32 (2.72%) SonarQube
6 28 (2.38%) TestRail
7 15 (1.27%) NetBeans
7 15 (1.27%) Selenium
8 12 (1.02%) Visual Studio
9 10 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
9 10 (0.85%) Subversion
9 10 (0.85%) Zephyr
10 9 (0.76%) GDB
10 9 (0.76%) JMeter
11 8 (0.68%) SoapUI
12 6 (0.51%) JUnit
13 5 (0.42%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.42%) GitLab
14 4 (0.34%) DbUnit
14 4 (0.34%) Mockito
General
1 295 (25.06%) Social Skills
2 272 (23.11%) Finance
3 177 (15.04%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 119 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
5 106 (9.01%) Public Sector
6 55 (4.67%) Telecoms
7 45 (3.82%) Military
8 44 (3.74%) Aerospace
9 38 (3.23%) Organisational Skills
10 28 (2.38%) Law
11 16 (1.36%) Billing
12 15 (1.27%) Aviation
13 14 (1.19%) Influencing Skills
14 12 (1.02%) Legal
15 10 (0.85%) Documentation Skills
15 10 (0.85%) Manufacturing
16 9 (0.76%) Games
16 9 (0.76%) Local Government
17 8 (0.68%) Presentation Skills
18 5 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 164 (13.93%) Analyst
2 141 (11.98%) Architect
3 114 (9.69%) Software Engineer
4 90 (7.65%) Project Manager
5 83 (7.05%) Developer
6 79 (6.71%) Consultant
7 71 (6.03%) Systems Engineer
8 70 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 54 (4.59%) DevOps Engineer
10 48 (4.08%) Support Engineer
11 36 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
12 34 (2.89%) Network Engineer
13 32 (2.72%) Cloud Consultant
13 32 (2.72%) Test Analyst
14 30 (2.55%) Security Engineer
14 30 (2.55%) Senior Manager
15 28 (2.38%) Senior Project Manager
16 26 (2.21%) Automation Test Analyst
16 26 (2.21%) Geospatial Engineer
17 25 (2.12%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (5.18%) React
2 40 (3.40%) CSS
3 37 (3.14%) HTML
4 35 (2.97%) .NET
5 28 (2.38%) Kafka
6 26 (2.21%) Leaflet
6 26 (2.21%) OpenLayers
6 26 (2.21%) PostGIS
7 24 (2.04%) GraphQL
8 23 (1.95%) .NET Framework
8 23 (1.95%) JSON
9 21 (1.78%) COM
10 20 (1.70%) jQuery
10 20 (1.70%) Spring
11 19 (1.61%) SOAP
12 17 (1.44%) LDAP
12 17 (1.44%) REST
12 17 (1.44%) Web Services
13 16 (1.36%) Redux
14 15 (1.27%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 121 (10.28%) Cyberattack
2 102 (8.67%) Cyber Defence
3 81 (6.88%) Cybercrime
4 60 (5.10%) Data Centre
5 57 (4.84%) Public Cloud
6 41 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
7 40 (3.40%) PKI
8 27 (2.29%) Smart Meter
9 25 (2.12%) SCADA
10 23 (1.95%) Management Information System
11 22 (1.87%) Replication
12 18 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
13 16 (1.36%) Driving Licence
13 16 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
14 14 (1.19%) NHS
15 12 (1.02%) User Experience
16 10 (0.85%) IoT
17 9 (0.76%) Algorithms
17 9 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
17 9 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 149 (12.66%) Linux
2 147 (12.49%) Windows
3 85 (7.22%) Windows Server
4 52 (4.42%) Unix
5 38 (3.23%) Ubuntu
6 32 (2.72%) Windows Server 2019
7 25 (2.12%) VMS
8 20 (1.70%) Windows 10
9 19 (1.61%) CentOS
10 17 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (1.02%) Windows Server 2016
14 8 (0.68%) Kali Linux
14 8 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (0.42%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.34%) Solaris
17 3 (0.25%) Android
18 2 (0.17%) VxWorks
18 2 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (26.59%) Agile
2 203 (17.25%) Cybersecurity
3 171 (14.53%) ITIL
4 158 (13.42%) DevOps
5 144 (12.23%) Project Management
6 137 (11.64%) Software Engineering
7 132 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
8 126 (10.71%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 126 (10.71%) Threat Intelligence
9 123 (10.45%) Project Delivery
10 104 (8.84%) Customer Requirements
11 99 (8.41%) Software Licensing
12 87 (7.39%) Mentoring
13 84 (7.14%) Test Automation
14 81 (6.88%) Continuous Integration
14 81 (6.88%) Systems Engineering
15 78 (6.63%) Stakeholder Management
16 77 (6.54%) Coaching
17 72 (6.12%) Service Management
18 71 (6.03%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 127 (10.79%) Python
2 106 (9.01%) Java
3 101 (8.58%) SQL
4 87 (7.39%) JavaScript
5 83 (7.05%) C#
6 81 (6.88%) C
7 59 (5.01%) C++
8 53 (4.50%) Bash
9 39 (3.31%) PowerShell
10 35 (2.97%) Perl
11 20 (1.70%) TypeScript
12 17 (1.44%) Shell Script
13 11 (0.93%) PL/SQL
14 9 (0.76%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.42%) Ruby
16 3 (0.25%) Go
16 3 (0.25%) VB
17 2 (0.17%) Kotlin
17 2 (0.17%) PHP
17 2 (0.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 807 (68.56%) SC Cleared
2 237 (20.14%) DV Cleared
3 146 (12.40%) Degree
4 69 (5.86%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (4.33%) ISTQB
6 45 (3.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 39 (3.31%) CCNP
8 36 (3.06%) HND
9 35 (2.97%) CCNA
10 32 (2.72%) BPSS Clearance
11 25 (2.12%) HNC
12 16 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (1.27%) CISSP
13 15 (1.27%) CREST Certified
14 14 (1.19%) CCDP
14 14 (1.19%) CISM
14 14 (1.19%) PhD
15 12 (1.02%) DBS Check
15 12 (1.02%) JNCIA
16 11 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (6.03%) SLA
2 26 (2.21%) NCSC
3 24 (2.04%) PMO
4 21 (1.78%) QA
5 20 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (1.19%) JSP 440
7 13 (1.10%) RMADS
8 12 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (0.68%) Government Security Classifications
10 7 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (0.34%) COSHH
12 4 (0.34%) Def Stans
12 4 (0.34%) NIST
13 3 (0.25%) GDPR
13 3 (0.25%) GRC
13 3 (0.25%) IEC 61508
14 2 (0.17%) DO-254
14 2 (0.17%) P3O
14 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 133 (11.30%) Active Directory
2 101 (8.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (6.63%) Docker
4 35 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
5 33 (2.80%) vSphere
6 26 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (1.78%) Hyper-V
8 16 (1.36%) Firmware
9 9 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (0.76%) XenApp
10 6 (0.51%) KVM
10 6 (0.51%) Xen
11 3 (0.25%) Openswan
12 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.085%) NFS
13 1 (0.085%) Postfix
13 1 (0.085%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.085%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 88 (7.48%) Ansible
2 54 (4.59%) Kubernetes
3 48 (4.08%) Puppet
4 45 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (3.31%) vCenter Server
6 30 (2.55%) Terraform
7 23 (1.95%) WSUS
8 21 (1.78%) SCCM
9 15 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
10 13 (1.10%) Prometheus
11 11 (0.93%) HP ALM
12 9 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
12 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
13 8 (0.68%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 8 (0.68%) Nexpose
14 7 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
14 7 (0.59%) SCOM
15 6 (0.51%) Grafana
15 6 (0.51%) logstash
15 6 (0.51%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 274 (23.28%) Microsoft
2 125 (10.62%) VMware
3 116 (9.86%) Cisco
4 105 (8.92%) Adobe
5 99 (8.41%) Apple
6 43 (3.65%) Oracle
7 37 (3.14%) CheckPoint
8 33 (2.80%) Red Hat
9 28 (2.38%) Juniper
9 28 (2.38%) QinetiQ
10 26 (2.21%) Atlassian
11 23 (1.95%) Citrix
12 22 (1.87%) HP
12 22 (1.87%) Palo Alto
13 18 (1.53%) NetApp
13 18 (1.53%) Veeam
14 17 (1.44%) NEC
14 17 (1.44%) Northgate
14 17 (1.44%) Splunk
15 13 (1.10%) SolarWinds