Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 28 34 67
Rank change year-on-year +6 +33 -11
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 848 1,666 1,310
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 7.70% 6.33% 4.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.38% 22.53% 16.61%
Number of salaries quoted 351 1,015 790
Median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £33,750 £29,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £77,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £49,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +6.06% +4.21%

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 2,886 7,396 7,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.22% 28.10% 26.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2,021 5,392 6,189
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £68,800
England median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +8.70%

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 10 August 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 10 August 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 +2 459 £50,000 - 67
Thames Valley +27 207 £55,000 -4.35% 56
Berkshire +21 157 £56,250 -7.79% 42
East Sussex +106 70 £44,000 +22.65% 3
Surrey -42 50 £65,000 +18.18% 28
West Sussex +51 46 £38,000 -30.91% 1
Buckinghamshire +14 35 £61,000 +22.00% 14
Kent +60 16 £32,500 -35.00% 5
Oxfordshire +21 15 £45,000 -
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 10 August 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.

1 537 (63.33%) SC Cleared
2 271 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
3 225 (26.53%) DV Cleared
4 201 (23.70%) Microsoft
5 195 (23.00%) Windows
6 158 (18.63%) VMware
7 127 (14.98%) Active Directory
8 104 (12.26%) SQL Server
9 102 (12.03%) Degree
10 101 (11.91%) SCCM
10 101 (11.91%) Linux
11 100 (11.79%) Windows Server
12 99 (11.67%) ITIL
13 98 (11.56%) VMware Infrastructure
14 95 (11.20%) Java
15 92 (10.85%) SQL
16 88 (10.38%) Data Centre
17 85 (10.02%) C#
18 84 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
19 76 (8.96%) Firewall
20 75 (8.84%) Cybersecurity
21 74 (8.73%) Python
22 73 (8.61%) Azure
23 71 (8.37%) SCOM
24 70 (8.25%) JavaScript
25 69 (8.14%) .NET
26 68 (8.02%) Military
26 68 (8.02%) PowerShell
26 68 (8.02%) Public Sector
27 66 (7.78%) DevOps

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 26 (3.07%) Apache Spark
2 25 (2.95%) SharePoint
3 21 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (2.24%) Confluence
5 15 (1.77%) Apache
6 12 (1.42%) Apache Solr
6 12 (1.42%) MS Exchange
7 10 (1.18%) IIS
8 8 (0.94%) Skype for Business
8 8 (0.94%) WildFly
9 7 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.71%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.47%) nginx
13 2 (0.24%) Apache ServiceMix
13 2 (0.24%) Camunda
13 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.24%) JBoss
14 1 (0.12%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 42 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.47%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (0.35%) Simulink
5 3 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (1.65%) SAP HR
2 11 (1.30%) SAP PSCD
2 11 (1.30%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.94%) SAP CO
3 8 (0.94%) SAP FI
3 8 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (0.83%) SAP MDG
5 6 (0.71%) SAP PM
6 4 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.47%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 3 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.35%) SAP MDM
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Manufacturing
9 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.12%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 73 (8.61%) Azure
2 30 (3.54%) AWS
3 24 (2.83%) Office 365
4 17 (2.00%) IaaS
4 17 (2.00%) SaaS
5 13 (1.53%) GCP
6 12 (1.42%) GitHub
7 11 (1.30%) PaaS
8 8 (0.94%) Stackdriver
9 6 (0.71%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.35%) BlazeMeter
11 3 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.24%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.12%) Amazon ECS
13 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 76 (8.96%) Firewall
2 62 (7.31%) DNS
3 57 (6.72%) DHCP
4 52 (6.13%) LAN
5 45 (5.31%) WAN
6 21 (2.48%) TCP/IP
7 20 (2.36%) HTTP
8 17 (2.00%) Network Security
9 14 (1.65%) VPN
10 13 (1.53%) WLAN
11 12 (1.42%) BGP
11 12 (1.42%) OSPF
11 12 (1.42%) Remote Desktop
11 12 (1.42%) SAN
11 12 (1.42%) Wireless
12 11 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (1.30%) FTP
12 11 (1.30%) Skype
13 9 (1.06%) Structured Cabling
13 9 (1.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (12.26%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.36%) Big Data
2 37 (4.36%) Relational Database
3 29 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (3.07%) MongoDB
5 21 (2.48%) Hadoop
6 13 (1.53%) MySQL
7 12 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
7 12 (1.42%) Oracle Database
7 12 (1.42%) SAP Data Services
8 9 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
8 9 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (0.83%) BODI
9 7 (0.83%) KNIME
9 7 (0.83%) SQL Server 2017
10 6 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (0.71%) HBase
10 6 (0.71%) Power BI
10 6 (0.71%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.59%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 37 (4.36%) JIRA
2 21 (2.48%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.89%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.42%) Gradle
4 12 (1.42%) Subversion
5 11 (1.30%) Eclipse
5 11 (1.30%) NWDS
6 10 (1.18%) Maven
6 10 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (1.18%) Visual Studio
7 9 (1.06%) LSMW
8 8 (0.94%) Cucumber
8 8 (0.94%) Selenium
9 6 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.59%) HP UFT
10 5 (0.59%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (0.47%) GitLab
11 4 (0.47%) JMeter
11 4 (0.47%) MagicDraw
12 3 (0.35%) WebDriver
General
1 68 (8.02%) Military
1 68 (8.02%) Public Sector
2 42 (4.95%) Finance
3 36 (4.25%) Aerospace
4 21 (2.48%) Law
5 19 (2.24%) Legal
6 10 (1.18%) Banking
7 9 (1.06%) Local Government
7 9 (1.06%) Police
8 8 (0.94%) Advertising
9 7 (0.83%) Retail
9 7 (0.83%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.71%) Electronics
10 6 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.35%) Avionics
12 2 (0.24%) Automotive
13 1 (0.12%) Back Office
13 1 (0.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 130 (15.33%) Developer
2 104 (12.26%) Analyst
3 102 (12.03%) Architect
4 48 (5.66%) Support Engineer
5 44 (5.19%) C# Developer
6 42 (4.95%) .NET Developer
7 39 (4.60%) C# .NET Developer
7 39 (4.60%) Consultant
8 37 (4.36%) Network Engineer
8 37 (4.36%) Server Engineer
9 33 (3.89%) Security Analyst
10 25 (2.95%) Business Analyst
10 25 (2.95%) Senior Developer
11 24 (2.83%) Team Leader
12 22 (2.59%) Agile C# Developer
12 22 (2.59%) Agile Developer
12 22 (2.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 22 (2.59%) SAP Developer
13 21 (2.48%) Security Manager
14 19 (2.24%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (8.14%) .NET
2 48 (5.66%) jQuery
3 42 (4.95%) .NET Framework
4 35 (4.13%) ASP.NET
4 35 (4.13%) HTML
5 30 (3.54%) Entity Framework
5 30 (3.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 28 (3.30%) Apache Flex
6 28 (3.30%) REST
6 28 (3.30%) XML
7 27 (3.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (3.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 27 (3.18%) NHibernate
8 24 (2.83%) CSS
9 22 (2.59%) Spring
10 20 (2.36%) HTML5
10 20 (2.36%) Web Services
11 19 (2.24%) JSON
12 18 (2.12%) AngularJS
12 18 (2.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 88 (10.38%) Data Centre
2 54 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (4.48%) Driving Licence
4 31 (3.66%) Security Operations Centre
5 29 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
6 27 (3.18%) PKI
7 25 (2.95%) CMDB
8 24 (2.83%) Management Information System
9 20 (2.36%) Public Cloud
10 18 (2.12%) Cyberthreat
10 18 (2.12%) User Experience
11 14 (1.65%) Private Cloud
12 13 (1.53%) Algorithms
13 12 (1.42%) Clustering
13 12 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (1.30%) W3C
15 8 (0.94%) Credit Risk
15 8 (0.94%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.94%) Market Risk
15 8 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 195 (23.00%) Windows
2 101 (11.91%) Linux
3 100 (11.79%) Windows Server
4 50 (5.90%) Windows Server 2016
5 38 (4.48%) Windows 10
6 34 (4.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (2.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (1.42%) Unix
10 11 (1.30%) Windows 7
11 10 (1.18%) Windows Server 2019
12 9 (1.06%) CentOS
13 8 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.94%) Solaris
14 5 (0.59%) HPUX
15 3 (0.35%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.24%) Android
16 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (11.67%) ITIL
3 84 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
4 75 (8.84%) Cybersecurity
5 66 (7.78%) DevOps
6 59 (6.96%) SIEM
7 55 (6.49%) Information Security
8 54 (6.37%) Project Management
9 49 (5.78%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 46 (5.42%) Migration
11 45 (5.31%) Root Cause Analysis
12 44 (5.19%) OO
12 44 (5.19%) TDD
13 41 (4.83%) Test Automation
14 40 (4.72%) MVC
14 40 (4.72%) Security Operations
14 40 (4.72%) Service Management
15 39 (4.60%) Service Delivery
16 38 (4.48%) Web Development
17 37 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (11.20%) Java
2 92 (10.85%) SQL
3 85 (10.02%) C#
4 74 (8.73%) Python
5 70 (8.25%) JavaScript
6 68 (8.02%) PowerShell
7 41 (4.83%) C++
8 36 (4.25%) C
9 25 (2.95%) ABAP
10 22 (2.59%) Bash Shell
11 21 (2.48%) Perl
12 16 (1.89%) Scala
13 15 (1.77%) R
13 15 (1.77%) VB
14 10 (1.18%) MATLAB
15 7 (0.83%) Ruby
16 5 (0.59%) Clojure
16 5 (0.59%) Java 8
16 5 (0.59%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 537 (63.33%) SC Cleared
2 225 (26.53%) DV Cleared
3 102 (12.03%) Degree
4 48 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (5.07%) CISSP
6 31 (3.66%) CISM
7 25 (2.95%) CESG Certified Professional
8 24 (2.83%) CCNP
9 22 (2.59%) CCNA
10 21 (2.48%) CRISC
11 19 (2.24%) CCIE
11 19 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (1.77%) CEH
14 12 (1.42%) MCSE
15 11 (1.30%) A+ Certification
15 11 (1.30%) CCDP
16 9 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
16 9 (1.06%) CTC Cleared
16 9 (1.06%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.54%) SLA
2 42 (4.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (2.95%) Cyber Essentials
4 22 (2.59%) JSP 440
5 20 (2.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (2.24%) QA
7 18 (2.12%) RMADS
8 13 (1.53%) GDPR
9 12 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 11 (1.30%) Data Quality
11 9 (1.06%) NIST
12 8 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 6 (0.71%) NCSC
14 4 (0.47%) Government Security Classifications
14 4 (0.47%) ISO 9000
15 3 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 3 (0.35%) PMO
16 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 127 (14.98%) Active Directory
2 98 (11.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (5.66%) Hyper-V
4 28 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (2.71%) Docker
6 22 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (2.24%) vSphere
8 13 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
8 13 (1.53%) VMware Server
9 11 (1.30%) NFS
10 8 (0.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 8 (0.94%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.47%) Firmware
11 4 (0.47%) vCloud
12 2 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 101 (11.91%) SCCM
2 71 (8.37%) SCOM
3 61 (7.19%) WSUS
4 26 (3.07%) Ansible
5 25 (2.95%) QRadar
6 24 (2.83%) EMC NetWorker
6 24 (2.83%) NetBackup
7 23 (2.71%) SCVMM
8 21 (2.48%) Kubernetes
8 21 (2.48%) Terraform
9 13 (1.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 10 (1.18%) Puppet
11 9 (1.06%) vCenter Server
12 8 (0.94%) Grafana
12 8 (0.94%) Nessus
12 8 (0.94%) vRealize
13 7 (0.83%) SCOrch
13 7 (0.83%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.47%) Salt
14 4 (0.47%) SCSM
Vendors
1 201 (23.70%) Microsoft
2 158 (18.63%) VMware
3 64 (7.55%) SAP
4 62 (7.31%) Cisco
5 49 (5.78%) Splunk
6 40 (4.72%) LogRhythm
6 40 (4.72%) Oracle
7 38 (4.48%) Juniper
8 31 (3.66%) Citrix
8 31 (3.66%) EMC
8 31 (3.66%) HP
9 24 (2.83%) Symantec
10 21 (2.48%) ArcSight
11 18 (2.12%) ServiceNow
12 16 (1.89%) Google
13 14 (1.65%) Red Hat
14 12 (1.42%) SolarWinds
15 11 (1.30%) Adobe
15 11 (1.30%) Remedy
16 10 (1.18%) CA