Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 53 47
Rank change year-on-year -10 -6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,301 1,424 1,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.46% 4.93% 5.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.64% 17.95% 16.81%
Number of salaries quoted 784 1,002 1,291
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,975 £78,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

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 7,818 7,935 11,067
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.83% 27.50% 31.46%
Number of salaries quoted 6,035 6,437 8,891
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,900 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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 -1 719 £52,000 +30.00% 120
Thames Valley -31 304 £55,000 +10.00% 65
Surrey -5 224 £53,000 +6.00% 47
Berkshire -14 213 £55,000 +10.00% 39
Buckinghamshire +19 61 £55,000 -15.38% 19
West Sussex +4 52 £52,500 +61.54% 14
Oxfordshire -71 34 £34,000 -32.00% 7
Kent +8 14 £32,500 -14.47% 5
East Sussex -19 4 £74,550 +56.95%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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.

1 824 (63.34%) SC Cleared
2 323 (24.83%) Agile Software Development
3 298 (22.91%) Windows
4 262 (20.14%) Degree
5 260 (19.98%) Microsoft
6 247 (18.99%) DV Cleared
7 235 (18.06%) ITIL
8 222 (17.06%) Linux
9 218 (16.76%) C
10 208 (15.99%) Java
11 200 (15.37%) Python
12 195 (14.99%) SQL
13 190 (14.60%) Software Engineering
14 172 (13.22%) C++
15 170 (13.07%) Active Directory
16 153 (11.76%) Project Management
16 153 (11.76%) VMware
17 152 (11.68%) Self-Motivation
18 150 (11.53%) Cybersecurity
19 146 (11.22%) Problem-Solving
20 130 (9.99%) Microsoft Office
21 123 (9.45%) C#
22 121 (9.30%) Finance
23 120 (9.22%) Microsoft Azure
24 116 (8.92%) VMware Infrastructure
25 114 (8.76%) Firewall
26 113 (8.69%) Cisco
27 110 (8.46%) JavaScript
28 108 (8.30%) SAP
29 106 (8.15%) Information Security

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 50 (3.84%) SharePoint
2 38 (2.92%) MS Exchange
3 29 (2.23%) Apache Spark
4 27 (2.08%) OpenStack
5 24 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (1.08%) Confluence
8 11 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (0.69%) Apache
10 8 (0.61%) IIS
10 8 (0.61%) MQSeries
10 8 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.54%) MS Project Server
12 5 (0.38%) SAP Portal
12 5 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.38%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.31%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.23%) JBoss
14 3 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 130 (9.99%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (3.07%) Microsoft Project
3 35 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 27 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.38%) Simulink
8 2 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.15%) Windchill
9 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.077%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.77%) SAP ERP
4 9 (0.69%) SAP CO
4 9 (0.69%) SAP FI
4 9 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.38%) Primavera
5 5 (0.38%) SAP PS
6 4 (0.31%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.31%) SAP PSCD
7 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.23%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.23%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.23%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.077%) Maximo
8 1 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.077%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.077%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.077%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 120 (9.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 104 (7.99%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (4.30%) Office 365
4 26 (2.00%) OpenShift
5 23 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (1.77%) Serverless
6 22 (1.69%) Amazon S3
7 21 (1.61%) Amazon SQS
7 21 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
8 16 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (1.23%) IaaS
9 15 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (1.15%) Amazon EMR
9 15 (1.15%) Amazon Kinesis
10 14 (1.08%) SaaS
11 13 (1.00%) PaaS
12 11 (0.85%) Boomi
12 11 (0.85%) GitHub
13 9 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
14 8 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 114 (8.76%) Firewall
2 101 (7.76%) Network Security
3 79 (6.07%) LAN
4 63 (4.84%) TCP/IP
5 56 (4.30%) WAN
6 53 (4.07%) DNS
7 43 (3.31%) VPN
8 42 (3.23%) DHCP
9 41 (3.15%) Cisco ASA
10 40 (3.07%) Wi-Fi
10 40 (3.07%) Wireless
11 37 (2.84%) VLAN
12 33 (2.54%) WLAN
13 30 (2.31%) Internet
14 23 (1.77%) MPLS
15 20 (1.54%) DAB
16 19 (1.46%) VoIP
17 18 (1.38%) BGP
18 15 (1.15%) SAN
19 13 (1.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.31%) Big Data
3 38 (2.92%) Hadoop
4 36 (2.77%) MongoDB
5 32 (2.46%) Relational Database
6 31 (2.38%) Neo4j
7 23 (1.77%) NoSQL
7 23 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (1.61%) RDBMS
9 20 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
10 19 (1.46%) Apache Hive
11 15 (1.15%) Amazon Redshift
11 15 (1.15%) Cosmos DB
12 14 (1.08%) HBase
12 14 (1.08%) Impala
13 13 (1.00%) MySQL
13 13 (1.00%) SAP Data Services
14 9 (0.69%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.61%) GIS
16 7 (0.54%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 57 (4.38%) Jenkins
2 53 (4.07%) Git (software)
3 48 (3.69%) JIRA
4 34 (2.61%) Vagrant
5 30 (2.31%) Visual Studio
6 27 (2.08%) Selenium
7 21 (1.61%) GitLab
8 17 (1.31%) Cucumber
9 13 (1.00%) Bitbucket
9 13 (1.00%) Eclipse
9 13 (1.00%) JMeter
10 12 (0.92%) SoapUI
10 12 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (0.92%) WebDriver
11 11 (0.85%) Robot Framework
12 10 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (0.77%) Subversion
13 9 (0.69%) HP UFT
13 9 (0.69%) LoadRunner
14 8 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
General
1 121 (9.30%) Finance
2 73 (5.61%) Telecoms
3 45 (3.46%) Manufacturing
4 37 (2.84%) Electronics
5 36 (2.77%) Military
6 34 (2.61%) Marketing
7 31 (2.38%) Aerospace
8 20 (1.54%) Advertising
9 14 (1.08%) Law
10 10 (0.77%) Back Office
10 10 (0.77%) Local Government
11 7 (0.54%) Billing
11 7 (0.54%) Legal
12 5 (0.38%) Avionics
12 5 (0.38%) Banking
12 5 (0.38%) Retail
13 3 (0.23%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.15%) Publishing
15 1 (0.077%) Automotive
15 1 (0.077%) Games
Job Titles
1 193 (14.83%) Architect
2 164 (12.61%) Analyst
3 140 (10.76%) Developer
4 105 (8.07%) Consultant
5 104 (7.99%) Software Engineer
6 60 (4.61%) Network Engineer
7 58 (4.46%) Project Manager
8 51 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
9 48 (3.69%) Support Analyst
10 46 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
11 39 (3.00%) Systems Engineer
12 36 (2.77%) Service Analyst
12 36 (2.77%) Software Developer
13 35 (2.69%) Service Desk Analyst
14 33 (2.54%) Java Developer
14 33 (2.54%) Lead Architect
15 31 (2.38%) Security Consultant
16 30 (2.31%) C++ Developer
17 25 (1.92%) 2nd Line Support
17 25 (1.92%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (4.84%) AngularJS
2 60 (4.61%) .NET
3 51 (3.92%) Web Services
4 45 (3.46%) Node.js
5 37 (2.84%) Django
6 32 (2.46%) HTML
7 27 (2.08%) React
8 26 (2.00%) ASP.NET
9 25 (1.92%) RESTful
10 24 (1.84%) CSS
10 24 (1.84%) Vue.js
11 22 (1.69%) Spring
12 21 (1.61%) CGI
13 20 (1.54%) J2EE
14 19 (1.46%) HTML5
14 19 (1.46%) XML
15 16 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web API
15 16 (1.23%) Middleware
15 16 (1.23%) SAP Fiori
16 15 (1.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 152 (11.68%) Self-Motivation
2 103 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (6.53%) Management Information System
4 72 (5.53%) Computer Science
5 45 (3.46%) Data Centre
6 43 (3.31%) Public Cloud
7 34 (2.61%) PKI
8 25 (1.92%) Driving Licence
9 23 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (1.38%) Algorithms
11 17 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
12 12 (0.92%) CESG
12 12 (0.92%) Clustering
12 12 (0.92%) Cyberattack
13 11 (0.85%) Cloud Native
13 11 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
14 10 (0.77%) Internet of Things
15 9 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (0.69%) User Experience
15 9 (0.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 298 (22.91%) Windows
2 222 (17.06%) Linux
3 94 (7.23%) Windows Server
4 64 (4.92%) Unix
5 49 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (3.69%) Windows 7
7 47 (3.61%) Windows 10
8 40 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (1.54%) Mac OS X
9 20 (1.54%) Windows 8
10 16 (1.23%) Windows XP
11 15 (1.15%) Android
12 14 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.69%) Apple iOS
14 9 (0.69%) CentOS
15 8 (0.61%) Debian
16 7 (0.54%) Solaris
16 7 (0.54%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.46%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (24.83%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (18.06%) ITIL
3 190 (14.60%) Software Engineering
4 153 (11.76%) Project Management
5 150 (11.53%) Cybersecurity
6 146 (11.22%) Problem-Solving
7 106 (8.15%) Information Security
8 97 (7.46%) Enterprise Architecture
9 93 (7.15%) DevOps
9 93 (7.15%) Service Delivery
10 92 (7.07%) Service Management
11 88 (6.76%) TOGAF
12 87 (6.69%) Scrum
13 83 (6.38%) PRINCE2
13 83 (6.38%) UML
14 80 (6.15%) TDD
15 79 (6.07%) Open Source
16 77 (5.92%) Business Analysis
17 73 (5.61%) ITIL V3
18 68 (5.23%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 218 (16.76%) C
2 208 (15.99%) Java
3 200 (15.37%) Python
4 195 (14.99%) SQL
5 172 (13.22%) C++
6 123 (9.45%) C#
7 110 (8.46%) JavaScript
8 56 (4.30%) PowerShell
9 48 (3.69%) Bash Shell
10 44 (3.38%) Ruby
11 34 (2.61%) PL/SQL
11 34 (2.61%) Shell Script
12 33 (2.54%) ABAP
13 23 (1.77%) Go
14 19 (1.46%) Scala
15 16 (1.23%) Java 8
16 15 (1.15%) Embedded C++
16 15 (1.15%) Rust
17 14 (1.08%) Embedded C
18 13 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 824 (63.34%) SC Cleared
2 262 (20.14%) Degree
3 247 (18.99%) DV Cleared
4 75 (5.76%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (3.92%) CISSP
6 50 (3.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 47 (3.61%) MCSE
8 44 (3.38%) CCNA
9 32 (2.46%) CCNP
10 28 (2.15%) MCSA
11 25 (1.92%) CESG Certified Professional
12 24 (1.84%) CISM
12 24 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
13 23 (1.77%) APMP
14 22 (1.69%) ISEB
15 17 (1.31%) CEH
15 17 (1.31%) CREST Certified
16 16 (1.23%) ISTQB
17 15 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 14 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (6.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (4.38%) SLA
3 45 (3.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 37 (2.84%) Cyber Essentials
5 24 (1.84%) QA
6 17 (1.31%) GDPR
7 14 (1.08%) PMO
8 13 (1.00%) Data Quality
8 13 (1.00%) GPG13
8 13 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (0.46%) DO-254
9 6 (0.46%) Government Security Classifications
10 5 (0.38%) COBIT
11 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.31%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.31%) RMADS
12 3 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.23%) GAAP
12 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 170 (13.07%) Active Directory
2 116 (8.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (6.76%) Docker
4 51 (3.92%) vSphere
5 23 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
6 22 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 20 (1.54%) Hyper-V
7 20 (1.54%) VMware NSX
8 18 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (1.31%) Firmware
10 15 (1.15%) VirtualBox
11 14 (1.08%) Apache Flume
11 14 (1.08%) HDFS
12 12 (0.92%) vCloud
13 9 (0.69%) XenApp
14 8 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
16 3 (0.23%) XenDesktop
17 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 68 (5.23%) Kubernetes
2 60 (4.61%) Ansible
3 58 (4.46%) Puppet
4 54 (4.15%) SCCM
5 30 (2.31%) SCOM
6 20 (1.54%) HP ALM
7 19 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (1.38%) Kibana
9 14 (1.08%) Salt
10 13 (1.00%) WSUS
11 12 (0.92%) Nagios
12 10 (0.77%) Terraform
13 6 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
13 6 (0.46%) Nessus
14 5 (0.38%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.38%) vCenter Server
15 4 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 4 (0.31%) Suricata
16 3 (0.23%) Defensics
16 3 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 260 (19.98%) Microsoft
2 153 (11.76%) VMware
3 113 (8.69%) Cisco
4 108 (8.30%) SAP
5 80 (6.15%) Oracle
6 68 (5.23%) Juniper
7 39 (3.00%) HP
8 34 (2.61%) Atlassian
9 25 (1.92%) F5
10 24 (1.84%) SolarWinds
11 22 (1.69%) Palo Alto
12 18 (1.38%) Citrix
12 18 (1.38%) Fujitsu
13 16 (1.23%) EMC
14 14 (1.08%) Brocade
15 13 (1.00%) CheckPoint
16 12 (0.92%) LogRhythm
16 12 (0.92%) Red Hat
17 11 (0.85%) Cloudera
17 11 (0.85%) Fortinet