Period
to 29 October 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 29 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 47 62
Rank change year-on-year +20 +15 -6
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 637 1,325 1,299
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 7.83% 5.20% 4.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.29% 19.03% 16.53%
Number of salaries quoted 344 881 791
Median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £77,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +7.53%

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 2,103 6,961 7,858
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.85% 27.33% 27.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,502 5,115 6,065
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £70,000
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 29 October 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 29 October 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 +8 341 £50,000 -4.76% 102
Thames Valley +24 171 £58,500 -6.40% 46
Berkshire +3 124 £60,000 -7.69% 28
East Sussex +95 54 £44,000 +17.33% 1
Buckinghamshire +41 37 £60,000 +20.00% 15
West Sussex +59 35 £57,500 -14.81%
Surrey -38 28 £57,500 -4.17% 23
Oxfordshire +60 10 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Kent +45 6 £32,500 -40.91% 2
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 29 October 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.

1 428 (67.19%) SC Cleared
2 190 (29.83%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (28.26%) DV Cleared
4 160 (25.12%) Windows
5 159 (24.96%) VMware
6 153 (24.02%) Microsoft
7 125 (19.62%) Active Directory
8 119 (18.68%) VMware Infrastructure
9 95 (14.91%) SQL
10 92 (14.44%) Linux
11 90 (14.13%) Public Sector
12 86 (13.50%) Windows Server
13 81 (12.72%) SCCM
14 80 (12.56%) Java
15 76 (11.93%) SQL Server
16 74 (11.62%) DNS
17 71 (11.15%) DevOps
18 70 (10.99%) Degree
19 67 (10.52%) ITIL
20 64 (10.05%) DHCP
21 63 (9.89%) Service Management
21 63 (9.89%) Data Centre
22 60 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
23 58 (9.11%) Cisco
24 57 (8.95%) Firewall
25 56 (8.79%) Spring
26 55 (8.63%) SCOM
27 51 (8.01%) Windows Server 2016
28 49 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
29 48 (7.54%) PostgreSQL

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 40 (6.28%) Apache
2 38 (5.97%) Elasticsearch
3 36 (5.65%) Apache Spark
4 19 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (2.98%) SharePoint
5 16 (2.51%) MS Exchange
5 16 (2.51%) Skype for Business
6 10 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (0.94%) Confluence
9 3 (0.47%) nginx
9 3 (0.47%) SAS
10 2 (0.31%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.16%) CMS
11 1 (0.16%) IIS
11 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.57%) SAP HR
1 10 (1.57%) SAP PSCD
2 9 (1.41%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (1.10%) SAP PM
4 3 (0.47%) Oracle Payroll
4 3 (0.47%) SAP MDG
5 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle HRMS
5 2 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.16%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 45 (7.06%) Azure
2 40 (6.28%) GCP
3 38 (5.97%) AWS
4 36 (5.65%) GitHub
4 36 (5.65%) Stackdriver
5 17 (2.67%) Office 365
6 15 (2.35%) SaaS
7 10 (1.57%) IaaS
7 10 (1.57%) PaaS
8 7 (1.10%) Power Platform
9 4 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.47%) Yarn
11 2 (0.31%) BlazeMeter
11 2 (0.31%) Power Automate
11 2 (0.31%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon ECS
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon EKS
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 1 (0.16%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 74 (11.62%) DNS
2 64 (10.05%) DHCP
3 57 (8.95%) Firewall
4 37 (5.81%) LAN
5 34 (5.34%) WAN
6 22 (3.45%) OSPF
7 18 (2.83%) BGP
7 18 (2.83%) Skype
8 17 (2.67%) SAN
8 17 (2.67%) VPN
9 15 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (2.35%) HTTP
9 15 (2.35%) TCP/IP
10 14 (2.20%) Network Security
11 13 (2.04%) VSAN
12 11 (1.73%) BIG-IP
12 11 (1.73%) WLAN
13 10 (1.57%) VoIP
14 9 (1.41%) FTP
14 9 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (11.93%) SQL Server
2 48 (7.54%) PostgreSQL
3 36 (5.65%) Big Data
3 36 (5.65%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.20%) MongoDB
5 13 (2.04%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.41%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.10%) GIS
7 7 (1.10%) MySQL
7 7 (1.10%) Power BI
8 6 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (0.94%) Oracle ODI
9 5 (0.78%) SAP Data Services
9 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.63%) DB2
10 4 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (5.97%) Gradle
2 24 (3.77%) JIRA
3 10 (1.57%) Eclipse
4 9 (1.41%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.41%) NWDS
5 7 (1.10%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.94%) Maven
7 5 (0.78%) LSMW
8 4 (0.63%) JUnit
8 4 (0.63%) Selenium
8 4 (0.63%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.47%) webpack
10 2 (0.31%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.31%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.31%) GitLab
10 2 (0.31%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.31%) JMeter
10 2 (0.31%) Subversion
10 2 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 90 (14.13%) Public Sector
2 39 (6.12%) Military
3 25 (3.92%) Finance
4 17 (2.67%) Aerospace
5 7 (1.10%) Advertising
5 7 (1.10%) Electronics
5 7 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 5 (0.78%) Local Government
7 4 (0.63%) Retail
8 3 (0.47%) Marketing
9 2 (0.31%) Legal
9 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.16%) Automotive
10 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.16%) Law
10 1 (0.16%) Police
Job Titles
1 127 (19.94%) Developer
2 80 (12.56%) Architect
3 49 (7.69%) Analyst
4 39 (6.12%) Senior Developer
5 38 (5.97%) Support Engineer
6 35 (5.49%) C# Developer
7 34 (5.34%) Consultant
8 32 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 31 (4.87%) Agile C# Developer
9 31 (4.87%) Agile Developer
10 30 (4.71%) Network Engineer
11 29 (4.55%) Digital Developer
11 29 (4.55%) Java Developer
12 27 (4.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 26 (4.08%) .NET Developer
13 26 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
14 25 (3.92%) Server Engineer
15 23 (3.61%) Agile .NET Developer
16 20 (3.14%) Business Analyst
16 20 (3.14%) Digital Transformation
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (8.79%) Spring
2 43 (6.75%) .NET
3 40 (6.28%) Spring Integration
4 36 (5.65%) RabbitMQ
5 35 (5.49%) jQuery
6 33 (5.18%) .NET Framework
6 33 (5.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 32 (5.02%) ASP.NET
7 32 (5.02%) Entity Framework
8 31 (4.87%) ASP.NET MVC
8 31 (4.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 31 (4.87%) NHibernate
9 28 (4.40%) JSON
10 25 (3.92%) Spring Boot
11 23 (3.61%) Apache Flex
12 21 (3.30%) RESTful
13 16 (2.51%) REST
14 14 (2.20%) HTML
15 13 (2.04%) XML
16 12 (1.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (9.89%) Data Centre
2 37 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (4.24%) Driving Licence
4 26 (4.08%) PKI
5 24 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (2.83%) Private Cloud
6 18 (2.83%) Public Cloud
7 16 (2.51%) CMDB
8 11 (1.73%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.57%) Algorithms
9 10 (1.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 9 (1.41%) W3C
11 8 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (1.10%) Clustering
12 7 (1.10%) Cybercrime
13 6 (0.94%) NHS
13 6 (0.94%) Security Operations Centre
14 5 (0.78%) Cyber Defence
14 5 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.78%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 160 (25.12%) Windows
2 92 (14.44%) Linux
3 86 (13.50%) Windows Server
4 51 (8.01%) Windows Server 2016
5 49 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (6.28%) Windows 10
7 28 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (3.14%) Windows Server 2019
9 15 (2.35%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.73%) CentOS
11 9 (1.41%) Unix
12 5 (0.78%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.47%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.31%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.16%) Android
15 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (29.83%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (11.15%) DevOps
3 67 (10.52%) ITIL
4 63 (9.89%) Service Management
5 60 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
6 39 (6.12%) ITSM
6 39 (6.12%) Project Management
7 38 (5.97%) MVC
7 38 (5.97%) TDD
8 37 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 36 (5.65%) API Integration
10 34 (5.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 34 (5.34%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 33 (5.18%) BDD
11 33 (5.18%) OO
11 33 (5.18%) Scrum
12 31 (4.87%) Microservices
12 31 (4.87%) OOP
12 31 (4.87%) Service Delivery
13 29 (4.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 95 (14.91%) SQL
2 80 (12.56%) Java
3 48 (7.54%) Python
4 47 (7.38%) C#
4 47 (7.38%) PowerShell
5 44 (6.91%) C
6 28 (4.40%) Scala
7 21 (3.30%) ABAP
8 20 (3.14%) JavaScript
9 17 (2.67%) Bash Shell
10 14 (2.20%) C++
11 12 (1.88%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.73%) VB
13 8 (1.26%) Java 8
14 6 (0.94%) MATLAB
15 4 (0.63%) Embedded C
15 4 (0.63%) Embedded C++
15 4 (0.63%) Perl
15 4 (0.63%) PHP
16 2 (0.31%) Ada
Qualifications
1 428 (67.19%) SC Cleared
2 180 (28.26%) DV Cleared
3 70 (10.99%) Degree
4 42 (6.59%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (5.34%) CCNA
6 28 (4.40%) CCNP
7 24 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (2.35%) MCSE
9 10 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.57%) MCSA
9 10 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (1.41%) CISSP
11 8 (1.26%) JNCIA
11 8 (1.26%) MCP
12 7 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (1.10%) ISTQB
12 7 (1.10%) JNCIS
13 6 (0.94%) CCDP
13 6 (0.94%) VCP6
14 5 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.71%) SLA
2 19 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.73%) QA
4 10 (1.57%) Cyber Essentials
4 10 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 10 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (1.10%) GDPR
6 6 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (0.94%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.94%) NIST
7 5 (0.78%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.63%) Government Security Classifications
8 4 (0.63%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.63%) NCSC
8 4 (0.63%) PMO
8 4 (0.63%) RMADS
9 3 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 125 (19.62%) Active Directory
2 119 (18.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (7.06%) VMware ESXi
4 37 (5.81%) vSphere
5 31 (4.87%) Hyper-V
6 29 (4.55%) VMware NSX
7 19 (2.98%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (2.98%) Virtual Servers
8 12 (1.88%) NFS
9 11 (1.73%) Virtual Desktop
9 11 (1.73%) VMware Server
10 10 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.78%) Docker
12 4 (0.63%) Firmware
12 4 (0.63%) GPFS
13 3 (0.47%) vCloud
13 3 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.47%) XenApp
14 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 81 (12.72%) SCCM
2 55 (8.63%) SCOM
3 45 (7.06%) Terraform
4 43 (6.75%) WSUS
5 36 (5.65%) Grafana
6 30 (4.71%) Kubernetes
7 15 (2.35%) EMC NetWorker
8 14 (2.20%) Ansible
8 14 (2.20%) NetBackup
9 13 (2.04%) SCVMM
10 11 (1.73%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 8 (1.26%) Rsyslog
11 8 (1.26%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.63%) Nessus
12 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.63%) vRealize
13 3 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.47%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.47%) SCSM
Vendors
1 159 (24.96%) VMware
2 153 (24.02%) Microsoft
3 58 (9.11%) Cisco
4 48 (7.54%) Splunk
5 42 (6.59%) Google
6 37 (5.81%) SAP
6 37 (5.81%) ServiceNow
7 31 (4.87%) Oracle
8 27 (4.24%) Juniper
9 24 (3.77%) EMC
10 23 (3.61%) SolarWinds
11 19 (2.98%) Citrix
12 18 (2.83%) HP
13 17 (2.67%) Red Hat
14 15 (2.35%) Symantec
15 14 (2.20%) Dell
15 14 (2.20%) Palo Alto
16 13 (2.04%) F5
17 12 (1.88%) NetApp
18 10 (1.57%) Adobe