Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 40 36 55
Rank change year-on-year -4 +19 +23
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 628 1,400 1,289
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 6.26% 6.03% 4.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.57% 22.29% 17.06%
Number of salaries quoted 468 945 757
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.79% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,375 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £70,700
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +8.70%

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 2,364 6,282 7,557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.57% 27.05% 28.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,696 4,739 5,813
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,950 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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
Hampshire +4 362 £50,000 -9.09% 104
Thames Valley -5 160 £60,000 - 38
Berkshire -14 123 £65,000 +2.36% 31
Surrey -33 51 £57,500 -4.17% 23
Buckinghamshire +31 37 £57,500 +15.00% 4
East Sussex +43 29 £44,000 +17.33%
West Sussex +23 27 £57,500 -11.54% 8
Kent +18 3 £30,500 -44.55% 1
Oxfordshire +7 3 £47,500 +5.56% 3
M4 Corridor - 2 £65,000 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 461 (73.41%) SC Cleared
2 164 (26.11%) Microsoft
3 158 (25.16%) Windows
3 158 (25.16%) VMware
4 139 (22.13%) Active Directory
5 127 (20.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 122 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
7 116 (18.47%) DV Cleared
8 107 (17.04%) Linux
9 101 (16.08%) DevOps
10 93 (14.81%) SQL
11 83 (13.22%) DNS
11 83 (13.22%) Service Management
12 82 (13.06%) ITIL
13 79 (12.58%) Cisco
14 78 (12.42%) Public Sector
15 77 (12.26%) Java
16 75 (11.94%) Firewall
16 75 (11.94%) Degree
17 70 (11.15%) Windows Server 2012
18 69 (10.99%) Azure
19 66 (10.51%) AWS
20 64 (10.19%) Terraform
20 64 (10.19%) Windows Server 2016
21 63 (10.03%) SCCM
22 60 (9.55%) Windows Server
23 58 (9.24%) DHCP
24 56 (8.92%) SQL Server
24 56 (8.92%) Spring
25 55 (8.76%) Problem-Solving

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 41 (6.53%) Apache
2 35 (5.57%) Elasticsearch
3 34 (5.41%) Apache Spark
4 24 (3.82%) MS Exchange
5 20 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (2.55%) SharePoint
8 13 (2.07%) Skype for Business
9 10 (1.59%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.80%) Confluence
10 5 (0.80%) MS Project Server
11 4 (0.64%) IIS
12 3 (0.48%) nginx
12 3 (0.48%) SAS
13 2 (0.32%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
14 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.16%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.96%) SAP PM
2 3 (0.48%) Oracle Payroll
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (0.32%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.32%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.32%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.32%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.16%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.16%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 69 (10.99%) Azure
2 66 (10.51%) AWS
3 41 (6.53%) GCP
4 34 (5.41%) GitHub
4 34 (5.41%) Stackdriver
5 29 (4.62%) SaaS
6 27 (4.30%) PaaS
7 22 (3.50%) IaaS
8 21 (3.34%) Office 365
9 20 (3.18%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (1.75%) Power Platform
11 6 (0.96%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.64%) Yarn
14 2 (0.32%) BlazeMeter
14 2 (0.32%) Power Automate
14 2 (0.32%) PowerApps
15 1 (0.16%) Amazon GuardDuty
15 1 (0.16%) MinIO
Communications & Networking
1 83 (13.22%) DNS
2 75 (11.94%) Firewall
3 58 (9.24%) DHCP
4 30 (4.78%) SAN
5 29 (4.62%) WAN
6 27 (4.30%) OSPF
7 24 (3.82%) Cisco ASA
8 23 (3.66%) BGP
9 22 (3.50%) LAN
9 22 (3.50%) Network Security
9 22 (3.50%) VPN
10 19 (3.03%) VSAN
11 18 (2.87%) BIG-IP
12 17 (2.71%) TCP/IP
13 16 (2.55%) Skype
13 16 (2.55%) VoIP
14 15 (2.39%) IPsec
15 14 (2.23%) Intrusion Detection
16 12 (1.91%) Software-Defined Networking
17 10 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (8.92%) SQL Server
2 50 (7.96%) PostgreSQL
3 35 (5.57%) Big Data
4 25 (3.98%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.91%) MongoDB
5 12 (1.91%) NoSQL
6 11 (1.75%) GIS
6 11 (1.75%) Power BI
7 8 (1.27%) MariaDB
7 8 (1.27%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.96%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.96%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.64%) HBase
9 4 (0.64%) Spatial Data
10 3 (0.48%) MySQL
10 3 (0.48%) QGIS
10 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 36 (5.73%) Gradle
2 21 (3.34%) Git (software)
3 20 (3.18%) Jenkins
4 16 (2.55%) JIRA
5 10 (1.59%) GitLab
6 8 (1.27%) Selenium
7 7 (1.11%) JUnit
7 7 (1.11%) Maven
8 5 (0.80%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.80%) LabVIEW
9 4 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.64%) webpack
10 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.32%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.32%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.32%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.32%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.32%) NUnit
11 2 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.32%) Vagrant
General
1 78 (12.42%) Public Sector
2 48 (7.64%) Military
3 32 (5.10%) Finance
4 30 (4.78%) Aerospace
5 17 (2.71%) Electronics
6 16 (2.55%) Law
7 13 (2.07%) Advertising
8 9 (1.43%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.27%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.96%) Marketing
11 4 (0.64%) Local Government
11 4 (0.64%) Retail
12 3 (0.48%) Legal
13 2 (0.32%) Police
14 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 95 (15.13%) Developer
2 77 (12.26%) Architect
3 48 (7.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 43 (6.85%) Analyst
5 42 (6.69%) Consultant
6 37 (5.89%) Network Engineer
7 35 (5.57%) Support Engineer
8 32 (5.10%) Java Developer
9 29 (4.62%) Cloud Architect
10 27 (4.30%) Senior Developer
11 26 (4.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 26 (4.14%) DevOps Engineer
12 25 (3.98%) Digital Developer
13 20 (3.18%) C# Developer
13 20 (3.18%) IT Engineer
14 19 (3.03%) Junior
15 18 (2.87%) 3rd Line Support
15 18 (2.87%) Agile Developer
15 18 (2.87%) Digital Transformation
15 18 (2.87%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (8.92%) Spring
2 38 (6.05%) Spring Integration
3 34 (5.41%) RabbitMQ
4 32 (5.10%) .NET
5 31 (4.94%) Spring Boot
6 21 (3.34%) RESTful
7 19 (3.03%) .NET Framework
8 18 (2.87%) ASP.NET
8 18 (2.87%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (2.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 18 (2.87%) Entity Framework
8 18 (2.87%) jQuery
8 18 (2.87%) NHibernate
8 18 (2.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 16 (2.55%) JSON
9 16 (2.55%) Web Services
10 13 (2.07%) Node.js
11 12 (1.91%) HTML
12 11 (1.75%) REST
13 10 (1.59%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.80%) Data Centre
2 48 (7.64%) Public Cloud
3 47 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (4.14%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (3.34%) Driving Licence
5 21 (3.34%) PKI
6 20 (3.18%) Management Information System
7 17 (2.71%) Private Cloud
8 16 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (2.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 12 (1.91%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.27%) Cybercrime
12 7 (1.11%) VHDL
13 6 (0.96%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.80%) Acoustics
14 5 (0.80%) Clustering
14 5 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
14 5 (0.80%) NHS
15 4 (0.64%) ASIC
15 4 (0.64%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 158 (25.16%) Windows
2 107 (17.04%) Linux
3 70 (11.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 64 (10.19%) Windows Server 2016
5 60 (9.55%) Windows Server
6 50 (7.96%) Windows 10
7 44 (7.01%) Windows Server 2019
8 27 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (3.34%) CentOS
10 19 (3.03%) Windows 7
11 13 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.96%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.80%) Unix
14 3 (0.48%) Android
14 3 (0.48%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (0.48%) VxWorks
15 2 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (16.08%) DevOps
3 83 (13.22%) Service Management
4 82 (13.06%) ITIL
5 55 (8.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 55 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
6 42 (6.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 42 (6.69%) ITSM
7 37 (5.89%) Cybersecurity
8 36 (5.73%) Project Management
8 36 (5.73%) Software Engineering
9 35 (5.57%) Mentoring
10 34 (5.41%) API Integration
10 34 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 32 (5.10%) Scrum
12 31 (4.94%) ITIL V3
12 31 (4.94%) TDD
13 30 (4.78%) Microservices
14 28 (4.46%) IT Strategy
15 26 (4.14%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 93 (14.81%) SQL
2 77 (12.26%) Java
3 54 (8.60%) Python
4 52 (8.28%) C
5 36 (5.73%) C#
5 36 (5.73%) PowerShell
6 25 (3.98%) Scala
7 22 (3.50%) C++
8 21 (3.34%) JavaScript
9 16 (2.55%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.75%) MATLAB
10 11 (1.75%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.27%) PHP
12 6 (0.96%) Java 8
13 5 (0.80%) Embedded C
13 5 (0.80%) Embedded C++
13 5 (0.80%) Ruby
14 4 (0.64%) ES6
14 4 (0.64%) Perl
15 3 (0.48%) Ada
Qualifications
1 461 (73.41%) SC Cleared
2 116 (18.47%) DV Cleared
3 75 (11.94%) Degree
4 52 (8.28%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (7.17%) CCNA
6 31 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (4.78%) CCNP
8 27 (4.30%) BPSS Clearance
9 21 (3.34%) MCSA
10 19 (3.03%) CISSP
11 18 (2.87%) MCSE
12 17 (2.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (2.39%) MCP
14 14 (2.23%) VCP6
15 11 (1.75%) ISTQB
16 9 (1.43%) CISM
16 9 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (1.27%) CESG Certified Professional
18 7 (1.11%) A+ Certification
19 6 (0.96%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.05%) SLA
2 19 (3.03%) NIST
3 14 (2.23%) QA
4 13 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.59%) NCSC
5 10 (1.59%) RMADS
6 7 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (1.11%) JSP 440
7 6 (0.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.64%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.64%) PMO
9 3 (0.48%) GDPR
9 3 (0.48%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.32%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.32%) NEBOSH
11 1 (0.16%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 139 (22.13%) Active Directory
2 127 (20.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (8.28%) VMware ESXi
4 44 (7.01%) VMware NSX
4 44 (7.01%) vSphere
5 39 (6.21%) Hyper-V
6 30 (4.78%) Virtual Servers
7 27 (4.30%) Docker
8 19 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 10 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.80%) NFS
11 4 (0.64%) Firmware
11 4 (0.64%) GPFS
11 4 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.48%) XenApp
13 2 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.32%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 64 (10.19%) Terraform
2 63 (10.03%) SCCM
3 48 (7.64%) Kubernetes
4 35 (5.57%) Ansible
5 34 (5.41%) Grafana
6 25 (3.98%) SCOM
6 25 (3.98%) SCVMM
7 22 (3.50%) Microsoft Intune
8 15 (2.39%) WSUS
9 8 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (1.11%) EMC NetWorker
10 7 (1.11%) NetBackup
10 7 (1.11%) Rsyslog
11 6 (0.96%) SCSM
12 5 (0.80%) Puppet
12 5 (0.80%) Sonobuoy
13 4 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
14 3 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
14 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Satellite
14 3 (0.48%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 164 (26.11%) Microsoft
2 158 (25.16%) VMware
3 79 (12.58%) Cisco
4 46 (7.32%) ServiceNow
5 44 (7.01%) Splunk
6 42 (6.69%) Google
7 34 (5.41%) Oracle
8 32 (5.10%) SolarWinds
9 24 (3.82%) F5
10 23 (3.66%) Palo Alto
11 20 (3.18%) Veeam
12 18 (2.87%) Juniper
12 18 (2.87%) Red Hat
13 17 (2.71%) SAP
14 16 (2.55%) Dell
15 13 (2.07%) EMC
15 13 (2.07%) HP
16 12 (1.91%) Citrix
17 11 (1.75%) Atlassian
18 9 (1.43%) NetApp