Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 50 52
Rank change year-on-year -28 +2 -16
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,193 1,622 2,014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.86% 5.09% 4.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.81% 16.89% 15.95%
Number of salaries quoted 781 1,123 1,570
South East median annual salary £47,500 £49,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.06% +13.95% -7.03%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,300 £28,000
90th Percentile £69,750 £80,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 8,053 9,604 12,624
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.08% 30.12% 30.90%
Number of salaries quoted 6,454 7,671 10,238
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,625 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -10 591 £45,000 - 108
Thames Valley -64 281 £50,000 -16.67% 50
Surrey -22 219 £50,000 +11.11% 66
Berkshire -37 187 £50,000 -9.09% 26
Buckinghamshire +17 57 £60,000 +50.00% 19
West Sussex +17 53 £32,500 -35.93% 10
Oxfordshire -73 43 £55,000 -8.33% 5
Kent +40 39 £26,000 -5.45% 4
M4 Corridor +4 15 - -
Middlesex +13 3 £27,874 -34.42%
East Sussex -36 2 £47,500 -13.64% 1
Home Counties +12 1 £50,000 -16.67%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 799 (66.97%) SC Cleared
2 249 (20.87%) Windows
3 228 (19.11%) ITIL
4 213 (17.85%) Microsoft
5 194 (16.26%) DV Cleared
6 180 (15.09%) C
7 171 (14.33%) Agile Software Development
8 169 (14.17%) Finance
9 156 (13.08%) Degree
10 154 (12.91%) VMware
10 154 (12.91%) Cybersecurity
11 152 (12.74%) Linux
12 145 (12.15%) Active Directory
13 142 (11.90%) Java
14 139 (11.65%) Cisco
15 132 (11.06%) Stakeholder Management
16 116 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
17 106 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
18 104 (8.72%) Firewall
19 103 (8.63%) Project Management
20 102 (8.55%) Python
21 101 (8.47%) C++
22 97 (8.13%) C#
23 96 (8.05%) SQL
24 91 (7.63%) SDLC
25 90 (7.54%) WAN
26 89 (7.46%) LAN
26 89 (7.46%) Unix
27 87 (7.29%) Service Delivery
28 85 (7.12%) Oracle

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 53 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 39 (3.27%) MS Exchange
3 27 (2.26%) Skype for Business
4 19 (1.59%) Apache
4 19 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 18 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
6 14 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (0.92%) IIS
9 8 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (0.67%) JBoss
9 8 (0.67%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.59%) Confluence
10 7 (0.59%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.59%) WildFly
11 6 (0.50%) Zimbra
12 5 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.42%) MS Project Server
13 4 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.34%) TPMS
Applications
1 77 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.42%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.34%) Simulink
8 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.084%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.084%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.084%) Blender
9 1 (0.084%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (2.18%) Oracle EBS
1 26 (2.18%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (0.92%) SAP CO
2 11 (0.92%) SAP FI
2 11 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
3 10 (0.84%) SAP HCM
3 10 (0.84%) Teamcenter
4 7 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.59%) SAP HR
4 7 (0.59%) SAP Payroll
5 5 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.17%) SAP PS
8 1 (0.084%) Primavera
8 1 (0.084%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 42 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (2.35%) Office 365
3 21 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.34%) Google Play
6 4 (0.34%) SaaS
6 4 (0.34%) TestFlight
7 3 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.25%) IaaS
7 3 (0.25%) PaaS
8 2 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.17%) npm
9 1 (0.084%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.084%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.084%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 104 (8.72%) Firewall
2 90 (7.54%) WAN
3 89 (7.46%) LAN
4 61 (5.11%) Network Security
5 56 (4.69%) Wireless
6 52 (4.36%) DNS
7 48 (4.02%) TCP/IP
8 42 (3.52%) VPN
9 38 (3.19%) Cisco ASA
10 31 (2.60%) DHCP
11 29 (2.43%) OSPF
12 28 (2.35%) BGP
13 27 (2.26%) SAN
13 27 (2.26%) SSL
14 26 (2.18%) Internet
15 25 (2.10%) Wi-Fi
16 24 (2.01%) IPsec
16 24 (2.01%) VLAN
17 23 (1.93%) Cisco Nexus
18 22 (1.84%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (5.28%) SQL Server
2 32 (2.68%) SAP BW
3 31 (2.60%) Big Data
4 29 (2.43%) BusinessObjects
5 26 (2.18%) Oracle BI EE
5 26 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (1.84%) MySQL
7 21 (1.76%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 21 (1.76%) Hadoop
8 20 (1.68%) SAP HANA
9 13 (1.09%) MongoDB
9 13 (1.09%) NoSQL
9 13 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (0.84%) BODI
11 10 (0.84%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 10 (0.84%) SAP Data Services
12 8 (0.67%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.59%) QlikView
14 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 29 (2.43%) JIRA
2 27 (2.26%) Subversion
3 21 (1.76%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.34%) Rational DOORS
5 14 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (1.01%) Maven
7 10 (0.84%) SoapUI
8 9 (0.75%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.67%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.59%) IDA Disassembler
11 6 (0.50%) Jenkins
12 5 (0.42%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.42%) Metasploit
12 5 (0.42%) Xcode
13 4 (0.34%) Android Studio
13 4 (0.34%) ClearQuest
13 4 (0.34%) LabVIEW
13 4 (0.34%) Mercurial
14 3 (0.25%) Hudson
14 3 (0.25%) WinDbg
General
1 169 (14.17%) Finance
2 60 (5.03%) Manufacturing
3 52 (4.36%) Military
4 48 (4.02%) Telecoms
5 33 (2.77%) Aerospace
6 32 (2.68%) Law
7 30 (2.51%) Legal
8 20 (1.68%) Marketing
9 18 (1.51%) Electronics
10 14 (1.17%) Banking
11 11 (0.92%) Publishing
12 8 (0.67%) Advertising
13 6 (0.50%) Retail
14 2 (0.17%) Automotive
14 2 (0.17%) Games
15 1 (0.084%) Avionics
15 1 (0.084%) Billing
Job Titles
1 171 (14.33%) Analyst
2 141 (11.82%) Architect
3 132 (11.06%) Consultant
4 124 (10.39%) Developer
5 66 (5.53%) Network Engineer
6 62 (5.20%) Project Manager
7 48 (4.02%) Software Engineer
8 45 (3.77%) Support Engineer
9 42 (3.52%) Security Consultant
10 41 (3.44%) Service Analyst
11 39 (3.27%) Service Desk Analyst
12 35 (2.93%) Java Developer
12 35 (2.93%) Senior Developer
13 32 (2.68%) Systems Engineer
14 31 (2.60%) SAP Consultant
14 31 (2.60%) Security Architect
14 31 (2.60%) Security Engineer
15 30 (2.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 30 (2.51%) Senior Manager
16 29 (2.43%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (5.28%) .NET
2 49 (4.11%) HTML
3 41 (3.44%) XML
4 39 (3.27%) Web Services
5 33 (2.77%) AngularJS
6 26 (2.18%) CSS
7 22 (1.84%) HTML5
8 21 (1.76%) Spring
9 20 (1.68%) jQuery
10 19 (1.59%) Middleware
11 17 (1.42%) Hibernate
12 15 (1.26%) .NET Framework
13 11 (0.92%) CGI
14 10 (0.84%) ASP.NET
14 10 (0.84%) Flash
14 10 (0.84%) Node.js
15 9 (0.75%) J2EE
15 9 (0.75%) Java EE
15 9 (0.75%) JSP
15 9 (0.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 116 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (6.29%) Management Information System
3 72 (6.04%) Data Centre
4 47 (3.94%) PKI
5 40 (3.35%) Computer Science
6 34 (2.85%) Driving Licence
7 22 (1.84%) Smart Meter
8 21 (1.76%) Security Operations Centre
9 20 (1.68%) Fat Client
9 20 (1.68%) Thin Client
10 19 (1.59%) Algorithms
11 18 (1.51%) NHS
12 17 (1.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 16 (1.34%) User Experience
14 15 (1.26%) Cyberattack
15 13 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
16 12 (1.01%) Mobile App
17 9 (0.75%) Client/Server
18 8 (0.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 249 (20.87%) Windows
2 152 (12.74%) Linux
3 89 (7.46%) Unix
4 68 (5.70%) Windows 7
4 68 (5.70%) Windows Server
5 52 (4.36%) Windows 10
6 48 (4.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (1.84%) CentOS
10 16 (1.34%) Android
11 13 (1.09%) VxWorks
12 11 (0.92%) Apple iOS
12 11 (0.92%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.34%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (19.11%) ITIL
2 171 (14.33%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (12.91%) Cybersecurity
4 132 (11.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 103 (8.63%) Project Management
6 91 (7.63%) SDLC
7 87 (7.29%) Service Delivery
8 81 (6.79%) Information Security
9 78 (6.54%) Software Engineering
10 77 (6.45%) PRINCE2
11 74 (6.20%) Customer Requirements
12 70 (5.87%) Service Management
13 61 (5.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 60 (5.03%) TOGAF
14 60 (5.03%) UML
15 59 (4.95%) Mentoring
16 55 (4.61%) Migration
17 54 (4.53%) Enterprise Architecture
18 49 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
18 49 (4.11%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 180 (15.09%) C
2 142 (11.90%) Java
3 102 (8.55%) Python
4 101 (8.47%) C++
5 97 (8.13%) C#
6 96 (8.05%) SQL
7 76 (6.37%) PowerShell
8 64 (5.36%) JavaScript
9 32 (2.68%) Bash Shell
10 29 (2.43%) Perl
11 25 (2.10%) Shell Script
12 22 (1.84%) VBScript
13 17 (1.42%) PHP
14 16 (1.34%) PL/SQL
15 15 (1.26%) Bourne shell
15 15 (1.26%) Embedded C++
16 14 (1.17%) Ruby
16 14 (1.17%) VB
17 12 (1.01%) Scala
18 11 (0.92%) Go
Qualifications
1 799 (66.97%) SC Cleared
2 194 (16.26%) DV Cleared
3 156 (13.08%) Degree
4 84 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 45 (3.77%) CCNP
7 39 (3.27%) CCNA
7 39 (3.27%) MCP
8 33 (2.77%) MCSE
9 27 (2.26%) CISSP
10 26 (2.18%) CCIE
11 24 (2.01%) PMI Certification
12 23 (1.93%) PMP
13 21 (1.76%) MCITP
13 21 (1.76%) MCTS
14 19 (1.59%) CCDP
14 19 (1.59%) CESG Certified Professional
15 18 (1.51%) MCDST
16 17 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
17 16 (1.34%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.45%) SLA
2 38 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.84%) GDPR
4 20 (1.68%) PMO
5 17 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 12 (1.01%) Data Quality
6 12 (1.01%) DO-254
7 11 (0.92%) QA
8 10 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.42%) Def Stans
11 4 (0.34%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.34%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.34%) RMADS
12 3 (0.25%) DO-178B
12 3 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
12 3 (0.25%) GPG13
13 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.17%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.17%) P3O
System Software
1 145 (12.15%) Active Directory
2 106 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (3.10%) vSphere
4 28 (2.35%) Hyper-V
5 22 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (1.76%) Docker
7 16 (1.34%) VMware NSX
8 15 (1.26%) vCloud
9 11 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.42%) XenServer
12 3 (0.25%) FreeRADIUS
13 2 (0.17%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.17%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.17%) Firmware
13 2 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.17%) HDFS
13 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (2.68%) SCCM
2 27 (2.26%) SCOM
3 24 (2.01%) Puppet
4 20 (1.68%) vCenter Server
5 17 (1.42%) Ansible
6 9 (0.75%) Kubernetes
6 9 (0.75%) vRealize
7 8 (0.67%) SCVMM
8 7 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.50%) Nessus
9 6 (0.50%) Nmap
9 6 (0.50%) WSUS
10 5 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.34%) DatAdvantage
11 4 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.34%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.34%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 213 (17.85%) Microsoft
2 154 (12.91%) VMware
3 139 (11.65%) Cisco
4 85 (7.12%) Oracle
5 83 (6.96%) Juniper
6 82 (6.87%) SAP
7 51 (4.27%) HP
8 33 (2.77%) Citrix
8 33 (2.77%) Palo Alto
9 29 (2.43%) Dell
10 27 (2.26%) Ariba
10 27 (2.26%) F5
11 23 (1.93%) Red Hat
12 22 (1.84%) NetApp
13 19 (1.59%) CheckPoint
14 17 (1.42%) ArcSight
15 16 (1.34%) Fujitsu
15 16 (1.34%) Remedy
16 15 (1.26%) Brocade
16 15 (1.26%) SolarWinds