Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 66 57
Rank change year-on-year +25 -9 -10
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,400 1,286 1,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.48% 4.37% 4.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.67% 16.76% 17.77%
Number of salaries quoted 851 777 1,039
South East median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +7.53% +3.33%
10th Percentile £28,475 £25,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +7.53% -2.11%

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 7,117 7,673 8,082
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.85% 26.09% 27.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5,173 5,969 6,556
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 +3 716 £50,000 - 141
Thames Valley +50 408 £60,000 +9.09% 96
Berkshire +35 298 £62,500 +13.64% 67
Surrey +38 273 £59,000 +12.38% 35
Buckinghamshire +25 90 £50,000 -4.76% 20
West Sussex -8 36 £66,250 +35.90% 17
Oxfordshire +25 20 £45,000 +41.84% 9
Kent -12 9 £56,250 +36.36% 6
East Sussex +17 4 £37,500 -49.70% 4
Middlesex - 3 £50,000 -
Home Counties - 2 £71,250 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 854 (61.00%) SC Cleared
2 326 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
3 307 (21.93%) DV Cleared
4 275 (19.64%) Windows
5 245 (17.50%) ITIL
6 239 (17.07%) Microsoft
7 210 (15.00%) Linux
8 208 (14.86%) Degree
9 207 (14.79%) Java
10 196 (14.00%) Cybersecurity
11 187 (13.36%) Public Sector
11 187 (13.36%) Cisco
12 171 (12.21%) Python
12 171 (12.21%) Software Engineering
13 166 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
14 160 (11.43%) C++
15 158 (11.29%) Project Management
16 157 (11.21%) Firewall
17 152 (10.86%) C#
18 150 (10.71%) VMware
19 147 (10.50%) DevOps
20 143 (10.21%) C
21 138 (9.86%) Self-Motivation
22 136 (9.71%) Active Directory
23 131 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
24 127 (9.07%) Cisco Certification
25 125 (8.93%) SQL
26 123 (8.79%) Finance
27 115 (8.21%) Windows Server
28 114 (8.14%) 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 39 (2.79%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.36%) Apache Spark
3 32 (2.29%) MS Exchange
4 26 (1.86%) IIS
5 22 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (1.50%) Hyperledger
7 19 (1.36%) Skype for Business
8 17 (1.21%) Apache
9 11 (0.79%) Confluence
10 10 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (0.64%) MS Project Server
11 9 (0.64%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.29%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.21%) JBoss
15 3 (0.21%) NetWeaver
15 3 (0.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 64 (4.57%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.29%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.50%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.14%) Simulink
7 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.071%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (1.07%) SAP CO
1 15 (1.07%) SAP FI
1 15 (1.07%) SAP FI/CO
2 9 (0.64%) SAP BPC
3 6 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.43%) SAP HR
3 6 (0.43%) SAP PM
3 6 (0.43%) SAP PP
4 5 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.36%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.29%) SAP MDM
5 4 (0.29%) SAP PS
6 3 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.21%) Primavera
6 3 (0.21%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.21%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.071%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.071%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 83 (5.93%) AWS
2 82 (5.86%) Azure
3 73 (5.21%) Office 365
4 20 (1.43%) IaaS
5 18 (1.29%) Power Platform
6 15 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
6 15 (1.07%) PaaS
7 12 (0.86%) GCP
7 12 (0.86%) SuccessFactors
8 11 (0.79%) SaaS
9 10 (0.71%) Serverless
10 8 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.50%) Boomi
12 5 (0.36%) Azure Functions
13 3 (0.21%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.21%) AWS Fargate
13 3 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.071%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 157 (11.21%) Firewall
2 86 (6.14%) TCP/IP
3 66 (4.71%) Network Security
4 62 (4.43%) LAN
5 58 (4.14%) DNS
6 56 (4.00%) VPN
6 56 (4.00%) WAN
7 54 (3.86%) Cisco ASA
8 52 (3.71%) DHCP
9 43 (3.07%) BGP
10 39 (2.79%) MPLS
11 35 (2.50%) OSPF
12 33 (2.36%) Wireless
13 21 (1.50%) Ethernet
14 18 (1.29%) SAN
15 17 (1.21%) Cisco Nexus
15 17 (1.21%) VLAN
16 16 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
17 15 (1.07%) HSRP
17 15 (1.07%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (5.86%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.43%) Hadoop
2 48 (3.43%) MongoDB
3 47 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
4 46 (3.29%) Big Data
5 31 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
6 22 (1.57%) Relational Database
7 21 (1.50%) Blockchain
8 20 (1.43%) MySQL
9 17 (1.21%) GIS
10 15 (1.07%) Neo4j
11 14 (1.00%) SAP BW
12 11 (0.79%) Oracle Database
12 11 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.57%) HBase
15 7 (0.50%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
17 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
17 5 (0.36%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 64 (4.57%) Git (software)
2 39 (2.79%) JIRA
3 35 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 33 (2.36%) Bitbucket
5 23 (1.64%) Maven
6 15 (1.07%) Rational DOORS
7 13 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (0.71%) GitLab
8 10 (0.71%) Subversion
9 9 (0.64%) Visual Studio
10 8 (0.57%) Selenium
11 7 (0.50%) JIRA Agile
12 6 (0.43%) Vagrant
13 5 (0.36%) Jasmine
13 5 (0.36%) LoadRunner
13 5 (0.36%) Mocha
13 5 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
14 4 (0.29%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.29%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 187 (13.36%) Public Sector
2 123 (8.79%) Finance
3 90 (6.43%) Telecoms
4 66 (4.71%) Military
5 61 (4.36%) Electronics
6 51 (3.64%) Marketing
7 41 (2.93%) Manufacturing
8 32 (2.29%) Aerospace
9 26 (1.86%) Legal
9 26 (1.86%) Police
10 24 (1.71%) Law
11 16 (1.14%) Games
12 13 (0.93%) Back Office
12 13 (0.93%) Banking
13 10 (0.71%) Advertising
13 10 (0.71%) Billing
13 10 (0.71%) Fire and Rescue
14 9 (0.64%) Local Government
15 6 (0.43%) Automotive
15 6 (0.43%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 204 (14.57%) Architect
2 160 (11.43%) Developer
3 138 (9.86%) Analyst
4 117 (8.36%) Consultant
5 100 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 92 (6.57%) Support Engineer
7 88 (6.29%) Software Engineer
8 50 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 49 (3.50%) Administrator
9 49 (3.50%) Security Consultant
10 48 (3.43%) Security Architect
11 46 (3.29%) Java Developer
12 45 (3.21%) Project Manager
13 42 (3.00%) Service Analyst
14 41 (2.93%) Service Desk Analyst
15 40 (2.86%) Software Developer
16 33 (2.36%) C# Developer
17 32 (2.29%) Systems Administrator
18 31 (2.21%) IT Engineer
18 31 (2.21%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (5.07%) Spring
2 51 (3.64%) .NET
3 44 (3.14%) Web Services
4 41 (2.93%) AngularJS
5 34 (2.43%) HTML
6 31 (2.21%) Spring Cloud
7 28 (2.00%) Akka
8 26 (1.86%) Hibernate
8 26 (1.86%) XML
9 25 (1.79%) Django
9 25 (1.79%) Node.js
9 25 (1.79%) RESTful
10 23 (1.64%) Pandas
10 23 (1.64%) scikit-learn
10 23 (1.64%) Vue.js
11 22 (1.57%) Swagger
12 21 (1.50%) CSS
12 21 (1.50%) OAuth
12 21 (1.50%) SAML
13 19 (1.36%) React
Miscellaneous
1 138 (9.86%) Self-Motivation
2 131 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 69 (4.93%) Data Centre
5 53 (3.79%) Algorithms
6 38 (2.71%) Public Cloud
7 28 (2.00%) Private Cloud
8 25 (1.79%) PKI
9 23 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
10 22 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
11 20 (1.43%) Driving Licence
12 19 (1.36%) Clustering
13 18 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
14 16 (1.14%) User Experience
15 15 (1.07%) NHS
16 14 (1.00%) CMDB
17 13 (0.93%) Virtual Team
18 12 (0.86%) Cybercrime
18 12 (0.86%) e-Learning
18 12 (0.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 275 (19.64%) Windows
2 210 (15.00%) Linux
3 115 (8.21%) Windows Server
4 52 (3.71%) Unix
5 51 (3.64%) Windows 7
6 50 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (3.21%) Windows 10
8 44 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (2.71%) Android
10 28 (2.00%) Apple iOS
11 19 (1.36%) CentOS
11 19 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (1.36%) Ubuntu
12 18 (1.29%) Windows XP
13 16 (1.14%) Windows 2000
14 12 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.71%) Debian
16 6 (0.43%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.36%) VMS
18 2 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (17.50%) ITIL
3 196 (14.00%) Cybersecurity
4 171 (12.21%) Software Engineering
5 166 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
6 158 (11.29%) Project Management
7 147 (10.50%) DevOps
8 114 (8.14%) Information Security
9 101 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 100 (7.14%) Service Delivery
11 99 (7.07%) Service Management
12 86 (6.14%) Mentoring
13 84 (6.00%) PRINCE2
14 80 (5.71%) Analytics
15 79 (5.64%) Open Source
16 77 (5.50%) Business Analysis
17 75 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
18 74 (5.29%) Security Architecture
18 74 (5.29%) TOGAF
19 73 (5.21%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 207 (14.79%) Java
2 171 (12.21%) Python
3 160 (11.43%) C++
4 152 (10.86%) C#
5 143 (10.21%) C
6 125 (8.93%) SQL
7 84 (6.00%) JavaScript
8 60 (4.29%) PowerShell
9 37 (2.64%) Scala
10 31 (2.21%) Bash Shell
11 26 (1.86%) Shell Script
12 25 (1.79%) Ruby
13 21 (1.50%) Go
14 19 (1.36%) PL/SQL
15 15 (1.07%) Java 8
16 12 (0.86%) VB
17 11 (0.79%) Perl
18 10 (0.71%) T-SQL
19 9 (0.64%) MATLAB
20 8 (0.57%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 854 (61.00%) SC Cleared
2 307 (21.93%) DV Cleared
3 208 (14.86%) Degree
4 127 (9.07%) Cisco Certification
5 87 (6.21%) CCNP
6 63 (4.50%) CCNA
7 62 (4.43%) CISSP
8 35 (2.50%) CISM
9 32 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (2.00%) CESG Certified Professional
10 28 (2.00%) JNCIS
11 27 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
12 26 (1.86%) CCIE
12 26 (1.86%) ISTQB
13 24 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
14 22 (1.57%) A+ Certification
15 21 (1.50%) CCDP
15 21 (1.50%) PMI Certification
15 21 (1.50%) PMP
16 20 (1.43%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (5.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 73 (5.21%) SLA
3 35 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 17 (1.21%) Cyber Essentials
4 17 (1.21%) QA
5 15 (1.07%) GDPR
5 15 (1.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 15 (1.07%) ISO 9001
6 14 (1.00%) JSP 440
7 13 (0.93%) PMO
7 13 (0.93%) RMADS
8 8 (0.57%) NIST
9 7 (0.50%) IEC 61508
10 5 (0.36%) Def Stans
10 5 (0.36%) ISO 22301
10 5 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.29%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.29%) GPG13
11 4 (0.29%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.21%) DO-254
System Software
1 136 (9.71%) Active Directory
2 97 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (6.14%) Docker
4 47 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
5 43 (3.07%) Hyper-V
6 33 (2.36%) vSphere
7 24 (1.71%) VMware NSX
8 21 (1.50%) Firmware
9 18 (1.29%) vCloud
10 16 (1.14%) KVM
11 14 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (0.71%) XenApp
13 9 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.36%) iptables
15 5 (0.36%) Snort
15 5 (0.36%) Xen
16 3 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 3 (0.21%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 70 (5.00%) Ansible
2 65 (4.64%) SCCM
3 41 (2.93%) SCOM
4 37 (2.64%) Puppet
5 29 (2.07%) vCenter Server
6 22 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (1.29%) Terraform
8 17 (1.21%) Kubernetes
9 15 (1.07%) Nagios
9 15 (1.07%) WSUS
10 13 (0.93%) SCVMM
11 12 (0.86%) NetBackup
11 12 (0.86%) vRealize
12 11 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
13 10 (0.71%) ZABBIX
14 9 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
15 7 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
16 6 (0.43%) HAProxy
16 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 239 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 187 (13.36%) Cisco
3 150 (10.71%) VMware
4 110 (7.86%) SAP
5 88 (6.29%) Juniper
6 87 (6.21%) Oracle
7 54 (3.86%) HP
8 46 (3.29%) Citrix
9 34 (2.43%) Palo Alto
10 30 (2.14%) SolarWinds
11 26 (1.86%) Red Hat
12 23 (1.64%) CheckPoint
13 21 (1.50%) F5
13 21 (1.50%) Symantec
14 20 (1.43%) EMC
15 18 (1.29%) Google
16 17 (1.21%) Dell
17 16 (1.14%) Remedy
18 14 (1.00%) LogRhythm
19 13 (0.93%) Apple