Period
to 23 February 2020

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 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 42 76
Rank change year-on-year +7 +34 -19
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,401 1,467 1,286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.24% 5.49% 4.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.54% 18.94% 15.30%
Number of salaries quoted 856 797 779
South East median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £31,875 £25,650 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,243 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.49% +11.11% -

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 5,951 7,745 8,406
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.50% 28.97% 26.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4,445 5,809 6,705
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020. 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 +3 686 £54,000 +8.00% 166
Thames Valley +53 452 £60,000 +50.00% 93
Berkshire +47 329 £65,000 +62.50% 59
Surrey +4 195 £60,000 +20.00% 45
Buckinghamshire +38 68 £48,000 +1.05% 25
Oxfordshire +40 55 £45,000 +20.00% 9
East Sussex +38 41 £37,500 - 7
West Sussex -22 35 £55,000 +10.00% 11
Kent +17 19 £51,250 +61.42% 6
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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.

1 930 (66.38%) SC Cleared
2 381 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
3 250 (17.84%) Windows
4 236 (16.85%) Microsoft
5 234 (16.70%) Linux
6 226 (16.13%) DV Cleared
7 186 (13.28%) Java
8 183 (13.06%) DevOps
9 181 (12.92%) Cybersecurity
9 181 (12.92%) ITIL
10 165 (11.78%) Python
11 157 (11.21%) Cisco
12 154 (10.99%) Degree
13 146 (10.42%) VMware
14 145 (10.35%) Problem-Solving
15 144 (10.28%) C++
16 143 (10.21%) Firewall
17 135 (9.64%) SQL
17 135 (9.64%) Project Management
18 129 (9.21%) JavaScript
19 124 (8.85%) SQL Server
19 124 (8.85%) Active Directory
19 124 (8.85%) Finance
19 124 (8.85%) Azure
20 122 (8.71%) Cisco Certification
21 119 (8.49%) Software Engineering
22 118 (8.42%) Public Sector
23 117 (8.35%) C
24 110 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
25 107 (7.64%) 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 35 (2.50%) Apache Spark
2 33 (2.36%) SharePoint
3 30 (2.14%) Apache
4 28 (2.00%) MS Exchange
5 24 (1.71%) Confluence
6 22 (1.57%) Skype for Business
7 21 (1.50%) Apache Solr
8 20 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (0.93%) IIS
11 9 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (0.57%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.57%) WildFly
13 7 (0.50%) WordPress
14 6 (0.43%) CMS
15 5 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
16 4 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.29%) JBoss
16 4 (0.29%) NetWeaver
17 3 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 63 (4.50%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.57%) Simulink
6 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.071%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.071%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.071%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 16 (1.14%) SAP HR
1 16 (1.14%) SAP PM
1 16 (1.14%) SAP PP
2 15 (1.07%) SAP CO
2 15 (1.07%) SAP FI
2 15 (1.07%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (0.36%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.36%) SAP MDG
4 4 (0.29%) SAP BPC
4 4 (0.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 3 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.21%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.071%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 124 (8.85%) Azure
2 84 (6.00%) AWS
3 58 (4.14%) Office 365
4 26 (1.86%) SaaS
5 21 (1.50%) GCP
6 20 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (1.43%) SuccessFactors
7 19 (1.36%) IaaS
8 16 (1.14%) PaaS
9 14 (1.00%) GitHub
10 13 (0.93%) Power Platform
11 9 (0.64%) Amazon ECS
11 9 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (0.64%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.36%) BlazeMeter
13 4 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
15 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
15 2 (0.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 143 (10.21%) Firewall
2 88 (6.28%) DNS
3 87 (6.21%) WAN
4 81 (5.78%) TCP/IP
5 76 (5.42%) LAN
6 71 (5.07%) BGP
7 57 (4.07%) Network Security
8 50 (3.57%) OSPF
9 49 (3.50%) DHCP
10 45 (3.21%) Wireless
11 43 (3.07%) MPLS
12 41 (2.93%) Internet
12 41 (2.93%) VPN
13 30 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
14 27 (1.93%) Skype
15 24 (1.71%) Broadband
16 23 (1.64%) IPsec
17 20 (1.43%) Remote Desktop
18 19 (1.36%) Cisco Nexus
19 18 (1.28%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (8.85%) SQL Server
2 71 (5.07%) Big Data
3 47 (3.35%) Hadoop
4 45 (3.21%) Relational Database
5 34 (2.43%) MongoDB
6 32 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (1.93%) MySQL
8 18 (1.28%) RDBMS
9 17 (1.21%) Apache Accumulo
9 17 (1.21%) Neo4j
10 13 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (0.79%) IBM InfoSphere
11 11 (0.79%) SAP BW
12 9 (0.64%) Power BI
12 9 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (0.57%) GIS
14 7 (0.50%) SAP Data Services
14 7 (0.50%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 50 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 44 (3.14%) Git (software)
3 36 (2.57%) JIRA
4 34 (2.43%) Cucumber
5 31 (2.21%) Jasmine
5 31 (2.21%) Mocha
6 28 (2.00%) Selenium
7 20 (1.43%) Maven
8 18 (1.28%) WebDriver
9 14 (1.00%) GitLab
9 14 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (0.93%) Polyspace
10 13 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (0.93%) Subversion
10 13 (0.93%) VectorCAST
11 11 (0.79%) Gradle
11 11 (0.79%) JBehave
12 10 (0.71%) JMeter
13 9 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
14 8 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 124 (8.85%) Finance
2 118 (8.42%) Public Sector
3 70 (5.00%) Military
4 59 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 56 (4.00%) Aerospace
6 37 (2.64%) Electronics
7 35 (2.50%) Legal
8 31 (2.21%) Marketing
9 26 (1.86%) Police
10 25 (1.78%) Manufacturing
11 23 (1.64%) Law
12 13 (0.93%) Automotive
13 12 (0.86%) Banking
13 12 (0.86%) Local Government
14 8 (0.57%) Retail
15 5 (0.36%) Billing
16 4 (0.29%) Avionics
16 4 (0.29%) Publishing
17 3 (0.21%) Games
18 2 (0.14%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 200 (14.28%) Architect
2 172 (12.28%) Developer
3 159 (11.35%) Analyst
4 117 (8.35%) Consultant
5 97 (6.92%) Network Engineer
6 77 (5.50%) Support Engineer
7 65 (4.64%) Software Engineer
8 52 (3.71%) Security Analyst
9 50 (3.57%) Security Architect
10 44 (3.14%) Administrator
11 41 (2.93%) SAP Consultant
12 40 (2.86%) Junior
13 37 (2.64%) Java Developer
13 37 (2.64%) Security Consultant
14 35 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 34 (2.43%) .NET Developer
16 33 (2.36%) Network Architect
17 32 (2.28%) 2nd Line Support
17 32 (2.28%) Test Engineer
18 31 (2.21%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (7.14%) Web Services
2 94 (6.71%) .NET
3 83 (5.92%) HTML
4 71 (5.07%) CSS
5 40 (2.86%) AngularJS
6 39 (2.78%) HTML5
6 39 (2.78%) XML
7 34 (2.43%) React
8 31 (2.21%) jQuery
9 29 (2.07%) REST
10 27 (1.93%) Node.js
10 27 (1.93%) RESTful
10 27 (1.93%) Spring
11 24 (1.71%) Kafka
12 20 (1.43%) Natural Language Processing
13 18 (1.28%) JSF
14 16 (1.14%) .NET Framework
14 16 (1.14%) JSON
15 15 (1.07%) Ajax
16 14 (1.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 102 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (6.21%) Self-Motivation
3 84 (6.00%) Data Centre
4 62 (4.43%) Management Information System
5 27 (1.93%) Clustering
5 27 (1.93%) Smartphone
6 24 (1.71%) Security Operations Centre
7 23 (1.64%) CMDB
8 16 (1.14%) Algorithms
8 16 (1.14%) Cloud Native
8 16 (1.14%) Driving Licence
8 16 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
9 15 (1.07%) User Experience
10 14 (1.00%) VHDL
11 13 (0.93%) PKI
11 13 (0.93%) Public Cloud
12 12 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
12 12 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
13 11 (0.79%) Cyberthreat
14 10 (0.71%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 250 (17.84%) Windows
2 234 (16.70%) Linux
3 85 (6.07%) Windows Server
4 46 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (2.78%) Windows 10
6 33 (2.36%) Windows 7
7 32 (2.28%) Android
7 32 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (2.14%) Apple iOS
10 29 (2.07%) Unix
11 21 (1.50%) Ubuntu
11 21 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (1.07%) CentOS
13 9 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
13 9 (0.64%) Windows 2000
13 9 (0.64%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.57%) VMS
15 6 (0.43%) VxWorks
16 3 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (13.06%) DevOps
3 181 (12.92%) Cybersecurity
3 181 (12.92%) ITIL
4 145 (10.35%) Problem-Solving
5 135 (9.64%) Project Management
6 119 (8.49%) Software Engineering
7 110 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 103 (7.35%) Information Security
9 98 (7.00%) Service Management
10 97 (6.92%) Test Automation
11 90 (6.42%) Mentoring
12 86 (6.14%) SIEM
13 85 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
14 75 (5.35%) Risk Management
15 73 (5.21%) Configuration Management
15 73 (5.21%) Service Delivery
16 70 (5.00%) Scrum
17 69 (4.93%) Security Architecture
18 67 (4.78%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 186 (13.28%) Java
2 165 (11.78%) Python
3 144 (10.28%) C++
4 135 (9.64%) SQL
5 129 (9.21%) JavaScript
6 117 (8.35%) C
7 107 (7.64%) C#
8 58 (4.14%) PowerShell
9 47 (3.35%) Bash Shell
10 31 (2.21%) MATLAB
11 24 (1.71%) Scala
12 23 (1.64%) T-SQL
13 22 (1.57%) Ada
14 19 (1.36%) Java 8
15 17 (1.21%) Ruby
15 17 (1.21%) Shell Script
16 16 (1.14%) R
17 15 (1.07%) Perl
18 14 (1.00%) Assembly Language
18 14 (1.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 930 (66.38%) SC Cleared
2 226 (16.13%) DV Cleared
3 154 (10.99%) Degree
4 122 (8.71%) Cisco Certification
5 89 (6.35%) CCNP
6 76 (5.42%) CISSP
7 57 (4.07%) CCNA
8 38 (2.71%) ISTQB
9 34 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 33 (2.36%) CISM
11 31 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
12 29 (2.07%) CCIE
12 29 (2.07%) JNCIS
13 28 (2.00%) A+ Certification
14 26 (1.86%) CCDP
15 22 (1.57%) CESG Certified Professional
15 22 (1.57%) CREST Certified
16 20 (1.43%) MCSE
17 19 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
18 17 (1.21%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (6.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 70 (5.00%) SLA
3 39 (2.78%) JSP 440
4 36 (2.57%) RMADS
5 26 (1.86%) NIST
5 26 (1.86%) QA
6 24 (1.71%) Cyber Essentials
7 21 (1.50%) GDPR
7 21 (1.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 19 (1.36%) NCSC
9 17 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 14 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 13 (0.93%) IEC 61508
12 12 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 11 (0.79%) ISO 22301
13 11 (0.79%) PMO
14 10 (0.71%) Data Quality
14 10 (0.71%) NIST 800
15 6 (0.43%) COBIT
15 6 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 124 (8.85%) Active Directory
2 91 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (3.64%) Docker
4 27 (1.93%) Hyper-V
5 23 (1.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 21 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (1.21%) VMware NSX
9 14 (1.00%) vSphere
10 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 7 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.43%) iptables
12 5 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.29%) KVM
13 4 (0.29%) vCloud
13 4 (0.29%) XenApp
14 3 (0.21%) Snort
15 2 (0.14%) Postfix
15 2 (0.14%) VMware Server
16 1 (0.071%) Squid
Systems Management
1 89 (6.35%) Ansible
2 82 (5.85%) SCCM
3 59 (4.21%) SCOM
4 44 (3.14%) Puppet
5 30 (2.14%) QRadar
5 30 (2.14%) WSUS
6 24 (1.71%) Kubernetes
7 22 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (1.50%) Salt
8 21 (1.50%) Terraform
9 17 (1.21%) EMC NetWorker
9 17 (1.21%) NetBackup
9 17 (1.21%) SCVMM
10 11 (0.79%) vCenter Server
11 10 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
11 10 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
12 9 (0.64%) OpenView
12 9 (0.64%) Packer
13 8 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
14 7 (0.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 236 (16.85%) Microsoft
2 157 (11.21%) Cisco
3 146 (10.42%) VMware
4 100 (7.14%) SAP
5 95 (6.78%) Juniper
6 54 (3.85%) Oracle
7 51 (3.64%) Red Hat
8 46 (3.28%) HP
9 42 (3.00%) Citrix
10 38 (2.71%) Splunk
11 33 (2.36%) LogRhythm
12 30 (2.14%) Palo Alto
13 29 (2.07%) Google
14 27 (1.93%) Symantec
15 26 (1.86%) ArcSight
15 26 (1.86%) McAfee
16 25 (1.78%) IBM
17 24 (1.71%) CheckPoint
18 23 (1.64%) EMC
19 18 (1.28%) Apple