Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 43 26 48
Rank change year-on-year -17 +22 +19
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,082 640 1,317
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 6.03% 7.98% 5.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.27% 30.62% 18.99%
Number of salaries quoted 480 355 816
10th Percentile £31,250 £34,000 £26,400
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £45,000 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.67% +8.00%
75th Percentile £67,500 £61,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,400 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £54,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% +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 5,087 2,090 6,937
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.34% 26.05% 27.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2,724 1,556 5,222
10th Percentile £28,250 £30,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +9 481 £55,000 +22.22% 97
Hampshire -21 441 £52,500 +14.13% 185
Berkshire +16 392 £65,000 +36.84% 68
Surrey +6 124 £47,000 -12.56% 38
Buckinghamshire -42 50 £52,500 +2.44% 15
Oxfordshire +2 40 £55,000 +22.22% 14
Kent -33 14 £42,500 +30.77% 2
West Sussex -44 9 £65,000 +13.04% 12
East Sussex -81 6 £78,750 +78.98% 3
Home Counties - 2 £42,000 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 715 (66.08%) SC Cleared
2 382 (35.30%) Social Skills
3 350 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
4 221 (20.43%) Azure
5 190 (17.56%) Windows
6 188 (17.38%) Problem-Solving
7 179 (16.54%) Cybersecurity
8 177 (16.36%) DevOps
9 170 (15.71%) Microsoft
10 150 (13.86%) DV Cleared
11 142 (13.12%) Linux
12 128 (11.83%) Degree
13 125 (11.55%) SQL
14 124 (11.46%) Scrum
15 122 (11.28%) Windows Server
16 115 (10.63%) AWS
17 110 (10.17%) Public Sector
18 109 (10.07%) Terraform
19 104 (9.61%) Finance
20 101 (9.33%) Ansible
21 95 (8.78%) Active Directory
22 94 (8.69%) Docker
23 93 (8.60%) Java
24 92 (8.50%) ITIL
24 92 (8.50%) Cisco
25 91 (8.41%) Python
25 91 (8.41%) Software Engineering
26 88 (8.13%) VMware
26 88 (8.13%) Project Management
27 85 (7.86%) C#

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 24 (2.22%) SharePoint
1 24 (2.22%) WebLogic
2 22 (2.03%) Oracle Service Bus
3 21 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 21 (1.94%) MS Exchange
4 20 (1.85%) Confluence
5 19 (1.76%) IIS
6 4 (0.37%) Apache
6 4 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.37%) JBoss
6 4 (0.37%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.18%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.18%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.092%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.092%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.092%) nginx
9 1 (0.092%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.092%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.55%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.37%) Figma
4 4 (0.37%) InVision
4 4 (0.37%) Sketch
4 4 (0.37%) Zeplin
5 3 (0.28%) InDesign
6 2 (0.18%) Simulink
7 1 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.092%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.092%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.092%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.092%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.092%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.092%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.092%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.092%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 221 (20.43%) Azure
2 115 (10.63%) AWS
3 72 (6.65%) Microsoft 365
4 42 (3.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 39 (3.60%) Serverless
6 35 (3.23%) GitHub
7 34 (3.14%) Power Platform
8 22 (2.03%) GCP
9 19 (1.76%) Azure Key Vault
10 18 (1.66%) IaaS
11 17 (1.57%) PaaS
12 15 (1.39%) SaaS
13 14 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (1.29%) PowerApps
14 13 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 12 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
16 11 (1.02%) AWS CloudTrail
16 11 (1.02%) Route 53
17 6 (0.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 80 (7.39%) Firewall
2 58 (5.36%) VPN
3 40 (3.70%) Network Security
4 37 (3.42%) DNS
5 29 (2.68%) BGP
6 27 (2.50%) DHCP
7 24 (2.22%) WAN
8 22 (2.03%) Unified Communications
9 19 (1.76%) LAN
10 17 (1.57%) Internet
10 17 (1.57%) IPsec
10 17 (1.57%) SSH
11 16 (1.48%) OSPF
12 12 (1.11%) TCP/IP
13 11 (1.02%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (0.92%) Wireless
15 9 (0.83%) IP Telephony
15 9 (0.83%) MPLS
16 8 (0.74%) Ethernet
16 8 (0.74%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 52 (4.81%) Big Data
3 36 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 29 (2.68%) Power BI
5 25 (2.31%) Oracle Database 10g
6 12 (1.11%) Hadoop
6 12 (1.11%) Tableau
7 11 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (1.02%) MySQL
7 11 (1.02%) QlikView
8 9 (0.83%) Data Lake
8 9 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.74%) NoSQL
10 7 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.55%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.46%) PowerCenter
12 5 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2017
13 4 (0.37%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 62 (5.73%) Jenkins
2 58 (5.36%) JIRA
3 40 (3.70%) Selenium
4 26 (2.40%) SoapUI
5 22 (2.03%) Git (software)
6 21 (1.94%) Toad
7 11 (1.02%) GitLab
8 10 (0.92%) Bitbucket
9 8 (0.74%) Robot Framework
10 7 (0.65%) StarTeam
11 6 (0.55%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
11 6 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
11 6 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.46%) JUnit
12 5 (0.46%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.37%) Subversion
14 3 (0.28%) Maven
14 3 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 382 (35.30%) Social Skills
2 110 (10.17%) Public Sector
3 104 (9.61%) Finance
4 66 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
5 61 (5.64%) Military
6 52 (4.81%) Police
7 43 (3.97%) Legal
8 42 (3.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 35 (3.23%) Aerospace
10 34 (3.14%) Telecoms
11 33 (3.05%) Influencing Skills
12 25 (2.31%) Organisational Skills
13 23 (2.13%) Presentation Skills
14 17 (1.57%) Law
15 15 (1.39%) Billing
16 12 (1.11%) Retail
17 11 (1.02%) Electronics
18 9 (0.83%) Local Government
18 9 (0.83%) Multimedia
19 8 (0.74%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 131 (12.11%) Consultant
2 125 (11.55%) Developer
3 120 (11.09%) Architect
4 94 (8.69%) Analyst
5 68 (6.28%) Systems Engineer
6 64 (5.91%) DevOps Engineer
7 58 (5.36%) Project Manager
8 47 (4.34%) Cloud Consultant
9 44 (4.07%) Software Engineer
10 39 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
10 39 (3.60%) Technical Consultant
11 38 (3.51%) IT Manager
12 35 (3.23%) Java Developer
13 32 (2.96%) Network Engineer
14 29 (2.68%) C# Developer
14 29 (2.68%) Data Architect
14 29 (2.68%) Security Consultant
15 27 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 26 (2.40%) Security Engineer
17 25 (2.31%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (6.75%) .NET
2 65 (6.01%) Web Services
3 45 (4.16%) REST
4 34 (3.14%) Spring
5 30 (2.77%) GraphQL
6 27 (2.50%) Hibernate
6 27 (2.50%) Middleware
7 26 (2.40%) CSS
8 25 (2.31%) JavaBeans
8 25 (2.31%) RESTful
9 23 (2.13%) HTML
10 21 (1.94%) ARM Templates
11 19 (1.76%) OAuth
11 19 (1.76%) OAuth2
12 14 (1.29%) React
13 12 (1.11%) AngularJS
13 12 (1.11%) HTML5
13 12 (1.11%) SOAP
13 12 (1.11%) XML
14 10 (0.92%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 66 (6.10%) Self-Motivation
2 65 (6.01%) Public Cloud
3 45 (4.16%) Management Information System
4 44 (4.07%) Data Centre
5 37 (3.42%) Cloud Native
6 30 (2.77%) Driving Licence
7 24 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
7 24 (2.22%) Smart Meter
8 23 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
8 23 (2.13%) PKI
9 19 (1.76%) User Experience
10 15 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (1.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 10 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (0.74%) Clustering
13 8 (0.74%) Cybercrime
13 8 (0.74%) SCADA
14 7 (0.65%) CESG
14 7 (0.65%) e-Learning
14 7 (0.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 190 (17.56%) Windows
2 142 (13.12%) Linux
3 122 (11.28%) Windows Server
4 55 (5.08%) Windows 10
5 39 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (3.51%) Ubuntu
7 35 (3.23%) Unix
8 25 (2.31%) Windows Server 2019
9 24 (2.22%) Solaris
9 24 (2.22%) Windows Server 2016
10 23 (2.13%) Debian
10 23 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (1.94%) CentOS
12 13 (1.20%) Fedora
13 10 (0.92%) Android
14 5 (0.46%) VMS
14 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.28%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.18%) AIX
16 2 (0.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (17.38%) Problem-Solving
3 179 (16.54%) Cybersecurity
4 177 (16.36%) DevOps
5 124 (11.46%) Scrum
6 92 (8.50%) ITIL
7 91 (8.41%) Software Engineering
8 88 (8.13%) Project Management
9 76 (7.02%) Coaching
10 75 (6.93%) Test Automation
11 69 (6.38%) Analytics
11 69 (6.38%) Infrastructure as Code
12 68 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
13 66 (6.10%) Open Source
14 62 (5.73%) Service Management
14 62 (5.73%) Systems Engineering
15 61 (5.64%) Configuration Management
16 60 (5.55%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 58 (5.36%) TDD
18 54 (4.99%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 125 (11.55%) SQL
2 93 (8.60%) Java
3 91 (8.41%) Python
4 85 (7.86%) C#
5 57 (5.27%) PowerShell
6 52 (4.81%) C
7 50 (4.62%) JavaScript
8 47 (4.34%) PL/SQL
9 37 (3.42%) C++
10 29 (2.68%) Bash Shell
10 29 (2.68%) Java 8
11 24 (2.22%) Shell Script
12 20 (1.85%) Delphi
13 9 (0.83%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.74%) MATLAB
14 8 (0.74%) Perl
14 8 (0.74%) Ruby
14 8 (0.74%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.55%) Go
16 5 (0.46%) R
Qualifications
1 715 (66.08%) SC Cleared
2 150 (13.86%) DV Cleared
3 128 (11.83%) Degree
4 42 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (3.14%) CISSP
6 31 (2.87%) HND
7 27 (2.50%) CCNA
8 26 (2.40%) HNC
9 24 (2.22%) CCNP
10 22 (2.03%) CISM
11 19 (1.76%) AWS Certification
12 16 (1.48%) CTC Cleared
12 16 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
14 11 (1.02%) CCIE
15 10 (0.92%) ISTQB
16 9 (0.83%) A+ Certification
17 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
17 8 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 7 (0.65%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (6.75%) SLA
2 61 (5.64%) Cyber Essentials
3 51 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 45 (4.16%) QA
5 31 (2.87%) NIST
6 25 (2.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 25 (2.31%) GDPR
7 18 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (0.74%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.65%) Def Stans
9 7 (0.65%) NCSC
10 6 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 5 (0.46%) Accessibility
11 5 (0.46%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.46%) PMO
11 5 (0.46%) WCAG
12 4 (0.37%) DO-254
12 4 (0.37%) IEC 61508
12 4 (0.37%) ISO 14001
12 4 (0.37%) RMADS
System Software
1 95 (8.78%) Active Directory
2 94 (8.69%) Docker
3 69 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (1.20%) VMware NSX
6 12 (1.11%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.55%) Firmware
9 5 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.37%) vSphere
11 2 (0.18%) HDFS
11 2 (0.18%) Postfix
11 2 (0.18%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.092%) iptables
12 1 (0.092%) NFS
12 1 (0.092%) Snort
12 1 (0.092%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.092%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 109 (10.07%) Terraform
2 101 (9.33%) Ansible
3 47 (4.34%) Kubernetes
4 32 (2.96%) SCCM
5 23 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 17 (1.57%) Puppet
7 11 (1.02%) QRadar
8 9 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (0.83%) WSUS
9 5 (0.46%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.46%) Packer
10 4 (0.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 3 (0.28%) Grafana
11 3 (0.28%) Kibana
11 3 (0.28%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.28%) SCSM
12 2 (0.18%) Graphite
Vendors
1 170 (15.71%) Microsoft
2 92 (8.50%) Cisco
3 88 (8.13%) VMware
4 78 (7.21%) Oracle
5 38 (3.51%) Juniper
6 33 (3.05%) Adobe
6 33 (3.05%) F5
7 31 (2.87%) Palo Alto
7 31 (2.87%) SAP
8 30 (2.77%) McAfee
9 29 (2.68%) CheckPoint
10 26 (2.40%) Fortinet
11 24 (2.22%) Apple
12 23 (2.13%) Splunk
13 17 (1.57%) LogRhythm
14 15 (1.39%) ServiceNow
15 11 (1.02%) Red Hat
16 10 (0.92%) Remedy
17 9 (0.83%) Citrix
17 9 (0.83%) Google