Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 51 32 37
Rank change year-on-year -19 +5 +42
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 645 1,340 1,703
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.18% 6.50% 6.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.26% 25.34% 21.94%
Number of salaries quoted 393 777 882
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,475 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,250 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.24% +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 2,897 5,288 7,763
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.28% 25.65% 29.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2,016 3,989 5,842
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £35,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 -1 386 £52,500 - 113
Thames Valley -25 161 £65,000 +30.00% 61
Berkshire -11 132 £65,000 +10.64% 37
Surrey -6 85 £55,000 +1.38% 22
Buckinghamshire +5 28 £58,750 +17.50% 15
West Sussex +1 16 £60,000 +9.09% 6
Oxfordshire -15 4 £32,500 -27.78% 9
M4 Corridor - 3 £67,500 -
Kent -8 2 £30,500 -44.55% 2
East Sussex -23 1 £85,000 +93.18% 2
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 473 (73.33%) SC Cleared
2 157 (24.34%) Microsoft
3 138 (21.40%) Windows
4 134 (20.78%) DV Cleared
5 124 (19.22%) Linux
5 124 (19.22%) Agile Software Development
6 119 (18.45%) VMware
7 118 (18.29%) Azure
8 110 (17.05%) AWS
9 105 (16.28%) Active Directory
9 105 (16.28%) DevOps
10 96 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
10 96 (14.88%) ITIL
11 90 (13.95%) Cisco
12 74 (11.47%) C
13 71 (11.01%) Docker
14 70 (10.85%) Firewall
15 69 (10.70%) SQL
16 68 (10.54%) Degree
16 68 (10.54%) Ansible
17 67 (10.39%) Oracle
18 65 (10.08%) Cisco Certification
19 64 (9.92%) Software Engineering
20 61 (9.46%) Kubernetes
21 60 (9.30%) Public Cloud
21 60 (9.30%) DNS
22 59 (9.15%) Configuration Management
23 58 (8.99%) Military
23 58 (8.99%) Cybersecurity
24 57 (8.84%) Terraform

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 16 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 15 (2.33%) OpenStack
3 12 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.09%) Confluence
6 6 (0.93%) IIS
7 5 (0.78%) Apache
7 5 (0.78%) MS Project Server
7 5 (0.78%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.78%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.78%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.62%) GlassFish
9 3 (0.47%) JBoss
10 2 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.31%) WildFly
11 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.16%) Jetty
Applications
1 12 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (1.86%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.47%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.31%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.16%) Q-Pulse
4 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 118 (18.29%) Azure
2 110 (17.05%) AWS
3 47 (7.29%) SaaS
4 42 (6.51%) PaaS
5 38 (5.89%) IaaS
6 36 (5.58%) Microsoft 365
7 29 (4.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 29 (4.50%) GCP
8 21 (3.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (1.86%) OpenShift
9 12 (1.86%) Power Platform
10 9 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.62%) GitHub
12 3 (0.47%) Yarn
13 2 (0.31%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 2 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.16%) Azure Data Factory
14 1 (0.16%) Logic Apps
14 1 (0.16%) MinIO
14 1 (0.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 70 (10.85%) Firewall
2 60 (9.30%) DNS
3 35 (5.43%) DHCP
4 32 (4.96%) WAN
5 31 (4.81%) Network Security
6 29 (4.50%) SAN
7 28 (4.34%) Cisco ASA
8 27 (4.19%) TCP/IP
9 25 (3.88%) VPN
10 24 (3.72%) BGP
11 23 (3.57%) OSPF
12 22 (3.41%) LAN
13 18 (2.79%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (2.79%) VSAN
14 15 (2.33%) IPsec
15 12 (1.86%) MPLS
16 11 (1.71%) BIG-IP
16 11 (1.71%) Internet
16 11 (1.71%) VoIP
16 11 (1.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (2.64%) Big Data
4 13 (2.02%) Oracle Database
5 12 (1.86%) Oracle BI EE
5 12 (1.86%) Power BI
6 11 (1.71%) MariaDB
6 11 (1.71%) Oracle ODI
7 6 (0.93%) Data Lake
7 6 (0.93%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.62%) GIS
9 4 (0.62%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.62%) MySQL
9 4 (0.62%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.62%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.47%) HBase
10 3 (0.47%) Spatial Data
10 3 (0.47%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 35 (5.43%) Jenkins
2 29 (4.50%) Git (software)
3 17 (2.64%) GitLab
4 12 (1.86%) JIRA
5 7 (1.09%) Cucumber
5 7 (1.09%) Selenium
6 6 (0.93%) Bitbucket
6 6 (0.93%) JUnit
6 6 (0.93%) Maven
7 5 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.78%) LabVIEW
7 5 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (0.78%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.62%) NetBeans
8 4 (0.62%) NUnit
8 4 (0.62%) webpack
9 3 (0.47%) GDB
9 3 (0.47%) IDA Disassembler
9 3 (0.47%) REST Assured
9 3 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 58 (8.99%) Military
2 42 (6.51%) Public Sector
3 39 (6.05%) Finance
3 39 (6.05%) Law
4 33 (5.12%) Electronics
5 29 (4.50%) Aerospace
6 24 (3.72%) Telecoms
7 21 (3.26%) Marketing
8 17 (2.64%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.86%) Legal
10 6 (0.93%) Advertising
10 6 (0.93%) Games
10 6 (0.93%) Retail
11 3 (0.47%) German Language
11 3 (0.47%) Local Government
11 3 (0.47%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.31%) Banking
12 2 (0.31%) Cyber-Physical System
12 2 (0.31%) Police
13 1 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 110 (17.05%) Architect
2 51 (7.91%) DevOps Engineer
3 50 (7.75%) Analyst
4 48 (7.44%) Network Engineer
5 35 (5.43%) Developer
6 34 (5.27%) Support Engineer
7 33 (5.12%) Consultant
8 30 (4.65%) Cloud Architect
8 30 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 27 (4.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 24 (3.72%) Software Engineer
11 22 (3.41%) Senior DevOps
11 22 (3.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 19 (2.95%) AWS Architect
12 19 (2.95%) IT Engineer
13 17 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
13 17 (2.64%) Systems Engineer
14 16 (2.48%) 2nd Line Support
14 16 (2.48%) Azure Infrastructure Lead
14 16 (2.48%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.03%) .NET
2 24 (3.72%) REST
3 17 (2.64%) Spring
4 16 (2.48%) AngularJS
4 16 (2.48%) Web Services
5 15 (2.33%) Node.js
6 14 (2.17%) HTML
7 13 (2.02%) CSS
8 12 (1.86%) Spring Boot
9 11 (1.71%) Vue.js
10 8 (1.24%) Middleware
10 8 (1.24%) React
10 8 (1.24%) Redux
11 7 (1.09%) DirectX
11 7 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
11 7 (1.09%) MFC
11 7 (1.09%) OpenGL
11 7 (1.09%) Qt
11 7 (1.09%) RESTful
12 5 (0.78%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 60 (9.30%) Public Cloud
2 51 (7.91%) Data Centre
3 43 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (3.26%) Driving Licence
6 19 (2.95%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.95%) Private Cloud
7 17 (2.64%) Hybrid Cloud
8 14 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.17%) PKI
9 13 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (1.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 10 (1.55%) Acoustics
12 9 (1.40%) Data Structures
13 8 (1.24%) Cybercrime
13 8 (1.24%) Cyberthreat
14 7 (1.09%) PMI
15 6 (0.93%) CMDB
15 6 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
16 5 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 138 (21.40%) Windows
2 124 (19.22%) Linux
3 57 (8.84%) Windows Server 2016
4 55 (8.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (7.13%) Windows Server
6 45 (6.98%) Windows Server 2019
7 38 (5.89%) Windows 10
8 24 (3.72%) CentOS
9 20 (3.10%) Unix
10 17 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.93%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.78%) Android
13 5 (0.78%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.31%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (19.22%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (16.28%) DevOps
3 96 (14.88%) ITIL
4 64 (9.92%) Software Engineering
5 59 (9.15%) Configuration Management
6 58 (8.99%) Cybersecurity
7 52 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 48 (7.44%) Project Management
9 47 (7.29%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
10 40 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
11 39 (6.05%) Service Management
12 38 (5.89%) Continuous Improvement
13 37 (5.74%) Infrastructure as Code
14 35 (5.43%) Mentoring
15 33 (5.12%) Analytics
16 30 (4.65%) Continuous Delivery
17 28 (4.34%) Service Delivery
17 28 (4.34%) Software Testing
18 27 (4.19%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (11.47%) C
2 69 (10.70%) SQL
3 55 (8.53%) Python
4 53 (8.22%) Java
5 38 (5.89%) PowerShell
6 37 (5.74%) C++
7 28 (4.34%) C#
8 26 (4.03%) JavaScript
9 16 (2.48%) Bash Shell
10 12 (1.86%) PL/SQL
11 10 (1.55%) Ruby
12 8 (1.24%) Java 8
12 8 (1.24%) MATLAB
13 7 (1.09%) Perl
14 6 (0.93%) Groovy
14 6 (0.93%) PHP
15 4 (0.62%) ES6
16 3 (0.47%) Go
16 3 (0.47%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 473 (73.33%) SC Cleared
2 134 (20.78%) DV Cleared
3 68 (10.54%) Degree
4 65 (10.08%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (7.13%) CCNA
6 36 (5.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 36 (5.58%) CCNP
7 26 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (3.72%) CISSP
9 21 (3.26%) ISTQB
9 21 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
10 20 (3.10%) MCSA
11 17 (2.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (2.02%) A+ Certification
12 13 (2.02%) CESG Certified Professional
12 13 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (2.02%) HND
13 11 (1.71%) AWS Certification
13 11 (1.71%) CCDP
13 11 (1.71%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (8.06%) SLA
2 26 (4.03%) NIST
3 18 (2.79%) NCSC
4 16 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (1.86%) QA
5 12 (1.86%) RMADS
6 10 (1.55%) JSP 440
7 6 (0.93%) Def Stans
8 5 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.62%) GDPR
9 4 (0.62%) GRC
9 4 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.47%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.47%) PMO
10 3 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.31%) NEBOSH
12 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 105 (16.28%) Active Directory
2 96 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (11.01%) Docker
4 39 (6.05%) VMware ESXi
5 34 (5.27%) Hyper-V
6 32 (4.96%) vSphere
7 27 (4.19%) VMware NSX
8 21 (3.26%) Firmware
9 14 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (1.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (0.93%) NFS
13 2 (0.31%) KVM
13 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.16%) GPFS
14 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.16%) Snort
14 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 68 (10.54%) Ansible
2 61 (9.46%) Kubernetes
3 57 (8.84%) Terraform
4 52 (8.06%) SCCM
5 30 (4.65%) SCVMM
6 27 (4.19%) Microsoft Intune
7 13 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (2.02%) Puppet
7 13 (2.02%) SCOM
8 10 (1.55%) Packer
9 8 (1.24%) HP ALM
10 6 (0.93%) SCSM
11 5 (0.78%) Consul
11 5 (0.78%) Grafana
11 5 (0.78%) Graphite
11 5 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.78%) Prometheus
11 5 (0.78%) Sonobuoy
12 4 (0.62%) Cisco UCCX
12 4 (0.62%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 157 (24.34%) Microsoft
2 119 (18.45%) VMware
3 90 (13.95%) Cisco
4 67 (10.39%) Oracle
5 24 (3.72%) SAP
6 23 (3.57%) Veeam
7 22 (3.41%) SolarWinds
8 20 (3.10%) F5
9 19 (2.95%) HP
10 18 (2.79%) Juniper
10 18 (2.79%) ServiceNow
11 16 (2.48%) Red Hat
12 14 (2.17%) Palo Alto
13 13 (2.02%) Atlassian
14 12 (1.86%) McAfee
15 11 (1.71%) Informatica
16 10 (1.55%) NetApp
17 9 (1.40%) Dell
17 9 (1.40%) Google
18 8 (1.24%) Sophos