Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 71 59
Rank change year-on-year +38 -12 -4
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,783 1,281 1,319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.86% 4.22% 4.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.54% 16.01% 16.13%
Number of salaries quoted 907 755 949
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,200
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.60% +5.00%
10th Percentile £28,325 £25,600 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,750 £73,000
England median annual salary £52,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.83% +3.33% -5.26%

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 7,573 7,999 8,179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.13% 26.37% 28.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5,524 6,324 6,613
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,575 £24,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.26%

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 May 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 23 May 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 +12 1,057 £50,000 +5.26% 93
Thames Valley +51 341 £50,000 +21.95% 51
Surrey +81 331 £55,000 +22.22% 27
Berkshire +43 218 £50,000 +4.17% 38
Buckinghamshire +10 73 £47,500 +35.71% 9
Oxfordshire +68 49 £45,000 +63.64% 4
West Sussex -6 47 £50,000 +53.85% 5
Kent -6 9 £34,250 +48.91% 4
East Sussex +5 3 £35,875 -14.58%
Home Counties -4 1 £100,000 +11.11%
Middlesex - 1 £110,000 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 1,271 (71.28%) SC Cleared
2 507 (28.44%) Agile Software Development
3 424 (23.78%) DV Cleared
4 370 (20.75%) Windows
5 365 (20.47%) C++
6 360 (20.19%) Java
7 339 (19.01%) Degree
8 334 (18.73%) Software Engineering
9 331 (18.56%) C
10 325 (18.23%) Linux
11 310 (17.39%) Microsoft
12 295 (16.55%) Python
13 271 (15.20%) ITIL
14 238 (13.35%) DevOps
15 227 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
16 223 (12.51%) C#
17 218 (12.23%) SQL
18 213 (11.95%) JavaScript
19 200 (11.22%) VMware
20 185 (10.38%) Analytics
20 185 (10.38%) Cybersecurity
21 182 (10.21%) Project Management
22 181 (10.15%) Self-Motivation
23 172 (9.65%) Cisco
24 166 (9.31%) Active Directory
25 164 (9.20%) Firewall
26 162 (9.09%) Business Development
27 160 (8.97%) Data Analytics
28 158 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
29 157 (8.81%) Docker

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 (2.19%) SharePoint
2 34 (1.91%) MS Exchange
3 26 (1.46%) IIS
4 25 (1.40%) Apache
5 17 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (0.67%) Apache Spark
7 12 (0.67%) Confluence
8 11 (0.62%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.56%) MS Project Server
10 9 (0.50%) GeoServer
10 9 (0.50%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.34%) ArcGIS
12 6 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.28%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 76 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.46%) Fireworks
3 17 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
6 8 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.34%) GNU Octave
8 2 (0.11%) Maple
8 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.056%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.056%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.056%) Simulink
9 1 (0.056%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (0.79%) SAP HR
3 9 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.50%) SAP HCM
4 5 (0.28%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.28%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.17%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.11%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.056%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.056%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.056%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 107 (6.00%) Office 365
2 104 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 93 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (1.96%) Serverless
5 25 (1.40%) Amazon S3
5 25 (1.40%) Amazon SQS
5 25 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
6 24 (1.35%) IaaS
6 24 (1.35%) PaaS
7 18 (1.01%) AWS Fargate
8 16 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
8 16 (0.90%) Power Platform
8 16 (0.90%) SuccessFactors
9 15 (0.84%) SaaS
10 9 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (0.50%) Azure Functions
10 9 (0.50%) OpenShift
11 8 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 164 (9.20%) Firewall
2 111 (6.23%) Network Security
3 93 (5.22%) TCP/IP
4 71 (3.98%) LAN
4 71 (3.98%) VPN
5 60 (3.37%) WAN
6 55 (3.08%) Wireless
7 46 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
8 44 (2.47%) DNS
9 34 (1.91%) VoIP
10 32 (1.79%) BGP
10 32 (1.79%) DHCP
11 30 (1.68%) OSPF
12 29 (1.63%) BIG-IP
12 29 (1.63%) MPLS
13 26 (1.46%) IP Telephony
13 26 (1.46%) Remote Desktop
13 26 (1.46%) VLAN
14 24 (1.35%) HTTP
15 22 (1.23%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (4.37%) SQL Server
2 59 (3.31%) Big Data
3 47 (2.64%) MongoDB
4 41 (2.30%) Hadoop
5 40 (2.24%) Relational Database
6 39 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
7 34 (1.91%) Neo4j
8 29 (1.63%) GIS
9 25 (1.40%) RDBMS
10 18 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (0.95%) Spatial Data
11 17 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (0.84%) Power BI
13 14 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (0.67%) Geospatial Data
14 12 (0.67%) Oracle Database
14 12 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
15 11 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 10 (0.56%) HBase
16 10 (0.56%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 117 (6.56%) Git (software)
2 86 (4.82%) JIRA
3 79 (4.43%) Jenkins
4 57 (3.20%) GitLab
5 45 (2.52%) Vagrant
6 36 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 27 (1.51%) Bitbucket
8 23 (1.29%) Maven
9 22 (1.23%) JIRA Agile
10 21 (1.18%) Visual Studio
11 20 (1.12%) Rational DOORS
12 18 (1.01%) LoadRunner
13 16 (0.90%) Polyspace
14 15 (0.84%) VectorCAST
15 12 (0.67%) AdminStudio
15 12 (0.67%) MSI
16 10 (0.56%) Subversion
17 9 (0.50%) Selenium
17 9 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
18 7 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 123 (6.90%) Finance
2 114 (6.39%) Military
3 99 (5.55%) Aerospace
4 77 (4.32%) Electronics
5 68 (3.81%) Telecoms
6 62 (3.48%) Legal
7 44 (2.47%) Marketing
8 40 (2.24%) Law
9 38 (2.13%) Manufacturing
10 33 (1.85%) Games
11 16 (0.90%) Advertising
12 15 (0.84%) Automotive
13 14 (0.79%) Billing
14 11 (0.62%) Local Government
15 9 (0.50%) Avionics
16 3 (0.17%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.11%) Banking
17 2 (0.11%) Front Office
17 2 (0.11%) Retail
18 1 (0.056%) Greek Language
Job Titles
1 320 (17.95%) Developer
2 220 (12.34%) Architect
3 154 (8.64%) Analyst
4 152 (8.52%) Software Engineer
5 98 (5.50%) Consultant
6 90 (5.05%) Software Developer
7 87 (4.88%) Project Manager
8 83 (4.66%) Network Engineer
9 82 (4.60%) Java Developer
10 81 (4.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 75 (4.21%) Support Engineer
12 61 (3.42%) C++ Developer
13 58 (3.25%) C++ Software Engineer
14 55 (3.08%) Security Architect
15 54 (3.03%) C# Developer
16 51 (2.86%) Python Developer
17 49 (2.75%) Business Analyst
18 47 (2.64%) IT Engineer
19 46 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
20 45 (2.52%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (6.11%) .NET
2 101 (5.66%) AngularJS
3 94 (5.27%) Spring
4 86 (4.82%) HTML
5 82 (4.60%) Vue.js
6 78 (4.37%) Node.js
7 70 (3.93%) Web Services
8 67 (3.76%) React
9 56 (3.14%) CSS
10 54 (3.03%) Django
11 53 (2.97%) ASP.NET
12 47 (2.64%) XML
13 45 (2.52%) SOAP
14 37 (2.08%) HTML5
15 36 (2.02%) JSP
16 33 (1.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 32 (1.79%) Hibernate
17 32 (1.79%) Qt
17 32 (1.79%) Velocity
18 28 (1.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 181 (10.15%) Self-Motivation
2 158 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
3 111 (6.23%) Management Information System
4 78 (4.37%) Data Centre
5 69 (3.87%) Algorithms
6 51 (2.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 47 (2.64%) Cyberthreat
8 41 (2.30%) VHDL
9 39 (2.19%) CESG
10 37 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
11 30 (1.68%) Driving Licence
12 27 (1.51%) NHS
12 27 (1.51%) PKI
13 26 (1.46%) Device Driver
13 26 (1.46%) Public Cloud
13 26 (1.46%) Robotics
14 21 (1.18%) User Experience
15 20 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
16 18 (1.01%) e-Learning
17 17 (0.95%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 370 (20.75%) Windows
2 325 (18.23%) Linux
3 127 (7.12%) Windows Server
4 85 (4.77%) Unix
5 84 (4.71%) Android
6 70 (3.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 65 (3.65%) Windows 7
8 55 (3.08%) Windows 10
9 50 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 38 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (1.74%) Mac OS X
12 30 (1.68%) CentOS
13 24 (1.35%) Ubuntu
14 22 (1.23%) Windows XP
15 18 (1.01%) Apple iOS
16 15 (0.84%) Debian
16 15 (0.84%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.28%) DC/OS
18 3 (0.17%) Solaris
18 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 507 (28.44%) Agile Software Development
2 334 (18.73%) Software Engineering
3 271 (15.20%) ITIL
4 238 (13.35%) DevOps
5 227 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
6 185 (10.38%) Analytics
6 185 (10.38%) Cybersecurity
7 182 (10.21%) Project Management
8 162 (9.09%) Business Development
9 160 (8.97%) Data Analytics
10 143 (8.02%) Mentoring
11 142 (7.96%) Information Security
12 138 (7.74%) Computer Science
13 134 (7.52%) TDD
14 133 (7.46%) Open Source
15 131 (7.35%) Artificial Intelligence
16 123 (6.90%) Mathematics
17 119 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
18 114 (6.39%) Service Delivery
19 113 (6.34%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 365 (20.47%) C++
2 360 (20.19%) Java
3 331 (18.56%) C
4 295 (16.55%) Python
5 223 (12.51%) C#
6 218 (12.23%) SQL
7 213 (11.95%) JavaScript
8 108 (6.06%) PowerShell
9 76 (4.26%) Go
10 55 (3.08%) Bash Shell
11 54 (3.03%) Ruby
12 46 (2.58%) PL/SQL
13 31 (1.74%) Scala
13 31 (1.74%) Shell Script
14 27 (1.51%) Java 8
15 25 (1.40%) Rust
16 21 (1.18%) Kotlin
17 18 (1.01%) Ada
17 18 (1.01%) Embedded C++
18 16 (0.90%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1,271 (71.28%) SC Cleared
2 424 (23.78%) DV Cleared
3 339 (19.01%) Degree
4 110 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
5 74 (4.15%) CCNA
6 71 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 58 (3.25%) MCSE
8 55 (3.08%) CCNP
8 55 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 48 (2.69%) CESG Certified Professional
9 48 (2.69%) CISSP
10 46 (2.58%) MCSA
11 40 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
12 39 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 38 (2.13%) APMP
14 30 (1.68%) Master's Degree
15 27 (1.51%) CISM
16 25 (1.40%) CTC Cleared
17 23 (1.29%) A+ Certification
18 22 (1.23%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 72 (4.04%) SLA
3 47 (2.64%) Cyber Essentials
4 40 (2.24%) GDPR
5 37 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 36 (2.02%) PMO
7 34 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 31 (1.74%) QA
9 23 (1.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 23 (1.29%) IEC 61508
10 22 (1.23%) JSP 440
11 20 (1.12%) ISO 9001
12 17 (0.95%) Def Stans
13 14 (0.79%) RMADS
14 13 (0.73%) ISO 22301
15 10 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 9 (0.50%) PCI DSS
17 7 (0.39%) Data Quality
18 6 (0.34%) DO-254
19 5 (0.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 166 (9.31%) Active Directory
2 157 (8.81%) Docker
3 99 (5.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 78 (4.37%) Hyper-V
5 60 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
6 57 (3.20%) vSphere
7 34 (1.91%) Firmware
8 31 (1.74%) VMware NSX
9 29 (1.63%) VirtualBox
10 20 (1.12%) vCloud
11 18 (1.01%) KVM
12 14 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
15 9 (0.50%) NFS
16 5 (0.28%) XenApp
17 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
17 4 (0.22%) Samba
18 3 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 133 (7.46%) Ansible
2 72 (4.04%) SCCM
3 59 (3.31%) Puppet
4 46 (2.58%) Kubernetes
5 35 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (1.63%) HP ALM
6 29 (1.63%) SCVMM
7 24 (1.35%) vCenter Server
8 21 (1.18%) Nagios
9 20 (1.12%) Terraform
10 15 (0.84%) SCOM
11 8 (0.45%) Salt
12 7 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (0.39%) SELinux
12 7 (0.39%) WSUS
12 7 (0.39%) ZABBIX
13 6 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
13 6 (0.34%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 5 (0.28%) Ambari
14 5 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 310 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 200 (11.22%) VMware
3 172 (9.65%) Cisco
4 118 (6.62%) Oracle
5 83 (4.66%) SAP
6 79 (4.43%) HP
7 58 (3.25%) Juniper
8 40 (2.24%) F5
9 37 (2.08%) SolarWinds
10 34 (1.91%) Red Hat
11 33 (1.85%) Citrix
12 29 (1.63%) Mitel
13 28 (1.57%) Aruba
13 28 (1.57%) Atlassian
14 27 (1.51%) Remedy
15 25 (1.40%) Palo Alto
16 22 (1.23%) EMC
17 18 (1.01%) Samsung
18 17 (0.95%) Fujitsu
18 17 (0.95%) Google