Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 56 50
Rank change year-on-year -10 -6 -8
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,349 1,377 1,876
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.46% 4.68% 5.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.92% 16.62% 15.89%
Number of salaries quoted 790 1,011 1,293
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,175 £28,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -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 7,971 8,286 11,805
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.34% 28.17% 31.51%
Number of salaries quoted 6,306 6,730 9,557
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -1 782 £49,000 +8.89% 112
Thames Valley -46 297 £45,000 -6.25% 53
Berkshire -29 185 £52,500 +10.53% 33
Surrey -32 173 £45,000 -10.00% 56
Buckinghamshire +18 85 £33,675 -34.41% 16
West Sussex +24 55 £41,000 +2.50% 6
Kent +28 33 £23,000 -23.33% 3
Oxfordshire -106 27 £28,000 -44.00% 4
East Sussex -17 13 £43,000 -16.10%
Home Counties +3 2 £90,000 +63.64%
M4 Corridor +5 1 - -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 836 (61.97%) SC Cleared
2 296 (21.94%) Degree
3 288 (21.35%) DV Cleared
4 285 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
5 281 (20.83%) Windows
6 241 (17.87%) C
7 237 (17.57%) ITIL
8 223 (16.53%) Microsoft
9 192 (14.23%) Software Engineering
10 189 (14.01%) Linux
11 178 (13.19%) Python
12 172 (12.75%) VMware
13 169 (12.53%) Problem-Solving
14 167 (12.38%) Java
14 167 (12.38%) SQL
15 166 (12.31%) Cybersecurity
16 158 (11.71%) Cisco
17 154 (11.42%) Self-Motivation
18 153 (11.34%) C++
19 151 (11.19%) Finance
20 140 (10.38%) Firewall
21 139 (10.30%) Active Directory
22 136 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
23 132 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
24 127 (9.41%) Information Security
25 125 (9.27%) Customer Requirements
26 116 (8.60%) Project Management
27 115 (8.52%) C#
28 114 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
29 109 (8.08%) Management Information System

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 63 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 25 (1.85%) OpenStack
3 22 (1.63%) Apache Spark
3 22 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (1.19%) Skype for Business
5 15 (1.11%) Confluence
6 11 (0.82%) Apache
7 10 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (0.59%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.44%) JBoss
10 5 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.30%) Apache ServiceMix
11 4 (0.30%) GeoServer
11 4 (0.30%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.30%) TPMS
11 4 (0.30%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.30%) WildFly
12 3 (0.22%) IIS
Applications
1 90 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.37%) Simulink
8 1 (0.074%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
1 21 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.67%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.30%) SAP PS
5 2 (0.15%) Primavera
5 2 (0.15%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.15%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.15%) SAP WM
5 2 (0.15%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 60 (4.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (3.41%) Office 365
3 45 (3.34%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (1.63%) SaaS
5 19 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (1.41%) OpenShift
6 12 (0.89%) PaaS
7 11 (0.82%) IaaS
8 8 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.37%) Boomi
11 3 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.22%) Datadog
11 3 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.15%) npm
12 2 (0.15%) Slack
13 1 (0.074%) GitHub
13 1 (0.074%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 140 (10.38%) Firewall
2 103 (7.64%) Network Security
3 76 (5.63%) LAN
4 60 (4.45%) Wireless
5 53 (3.93%) WAN
6 52 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
6 52 (3.85%) DNS
7 43 (3.19%) DHCP
8 40 (2.97%) VPN
9 32 (2.37%) VLAN
9 32 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
10 27 (2.00%) VoIP
11 26 (1.93%) BGP
11 26 (1.93%) TCP/IP
12 25 (1.85%) MPLS
13 23 (1.70%) NetScaler
14 20 (1.48%) WLAN
15 18 (1.33%) OSPF
16 17 (1.26%) DAB
17 16 (1.19%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (4.15%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.74%) Big Data
3 35 (2.59%) MySQL
4 33 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (2.37%) Hadoop
6 23 (1.70%) MongoDB
6 23 (1.70%) Oracle BI EE
7 22 (1.63%) NoSQL
8 18 (1.33%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.04%) Oracle Database
10 13 (0.96%) Apache Hive
11 12 (0.89%) Impala
11 12 (0.89%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.89%) SAP Data Services
12 11 (0.82%) MariaDB
13 9 (0.67%) Geospatial Data
13 9 (0.67%) HBase
14 8 (0.59%) Neo4j
15 7 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
16 5 (0.37%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 40 (2.97%) JIRA
2 30 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 28 (2.08%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.48%) Visual Studio
5 19 (1.41%) Vagrant
6 18 (1.33%) SoapUI
7 17 (1.26%) Subversion
8 15 (1.11%) Cucumber
9 13 (0.96%) Selenium
10 12 (0.89%) Rational DOORS
11 10 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (0.67%) Maven
13 8 (0.59%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.59%) JMeter
13 8 (0.59%) WebDriver
14 6 (0.44%) Eclipse
15 5 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (0.37%) JUnit
15 5 (0.37%) LabVIEW
15 5 (0.37%) Mercurial
General
1 151 (11.19%) Finance
2 72 (5.34%) Telecoms
3 50 (3.71%) Manufacturing
4 47 (3.48%) Military
5 45 (3.34%) Marketing
6 37 (2.74%) Law
7 28 (2.08%) Aerospace
8 24 (1.78%) Electronics
8 24 (1.78%) Legal
9 16 (1.19%) Publishing
10 7 (0.52%) Retail
11 4 (0.30%) Games
11 4 (0.30%) Local Government
12 3 (0.22%) Back Office
13 2 (0.15%) Avionics
13 2 (0.15%) Banking
13 2 (0.15%) Billing
13 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.074%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 164 (12.16%) Architect
2 158 (11.71%) Analyst
3 139 (10.30%) Software Engineer
4 121 (8.97%) Consultant
5 111 (8.23%) Developer
6 85 (6.30%) Project Manager
7 79 (5.86%) Network Engineer
8 57 (4.23%) Security Consultant
9 45 (3.34%) Systems Engineer
10 44 (3.26%) Support Analyst
11 40 (2.97%) Software Developer
12 36 (2.67%) Team Leader
13 35 (2.59%) Infrastructure Architect
14 34 (2.52%) Graduate
14 34 (2.52%) Senior Manager
15 33 (2.45%) Support Engineer
16 32 (2.37%) IT Manager
17 30 (2.22%) Information Security Consultant
18 27 (2.00%) Java Engineer
18 27 (2.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (4.89%) AngularJS
2 58 (4.30%) .NET
3 46 (3.41%) Django
4 42 (3.11%) HTML
5 41 (3.04%) Web Services
6 32 (2.37%) CSS
7 25 (1.85%) XML
8 20 (1.48%) Middleware
9 19 (1.41%) Spring
10 16 (1.19%) HTML5
10 16 (1.19%) J2EE
11 15 (1.11%) Node.js
12 14 (1.04%) RabbitMQ
12 14 (1.04%) RESTful
13 13 (0.96%) REST
13 13 (0.96%) SAP Fiori
14 11 (0.82%) Hibernate
15 10 (0.74%) React
16 9 (0.67%) Java EE
16 9 (0.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 154 (11.42%) Self-Motivation
2 136 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
3 109 (8.08%) Management Information System
4 88 (6.52%) Data Centre
5 72 (5.34%) Computer Science
6 46 (3.41%) Public Cloud
7 32 (2.37%) Driving Licence
8 23 (1.70%) PKI
9 21 (1.56%) NHS
10 20 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (1.33%) Device Driver
12 17 (1.26%) User Experience
13 14 (1.04%) Fat Client
13 14 (1.04%) Thin Client
14 13 (0.96%) Algorithms
15 11 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
16 10 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
16 10 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
17 8 (0.59%) CCTV
17 8 (0.59%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 281 (20.83%) Windows
2 189 (14.01%) Linux
3 93 (6.89%) Windows Server
4 77 (5.71%) Unix
5 57 (4.23%) Windows 10
6 55 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 53 (3.93%) Windows 7
8 34 (2.52%) Mac OS X
9 32 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (1.48%) Android
11 14 (1.04%) Windows XP
12 13 (0.96%) Apple iOS
13 11 (0.82%) CentOS
13 11 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.59%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.44%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.30%) Debian
17 3 (0.22%) DC/OS
17 3 (0.22%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.22%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (17.57%) ITIL
3 192 (14.23%) Software Engineering
4 169 (12.53%) Problem-Solving
5 166 (12.31%) Cybersecurity
6 127 (9.41%) Information Security
7 125 (9.27%) Customer Requirements
8 116 (8.60%) Project Management
9 108 (8.01%) Service Delivery
10 94 (6.97%) DevOps
10 94 (6.97%) Service Management
11 93 (6.89%) PRINCE2
12 88 (6.52%) Mathematics
13 86 (6.38%) Open Source
14 84 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
14 84 (6.23%) TOGAF
15 77 (5.71%) UML
16 76 (5.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 72 (5.34%) Enterprise Architecture
18 69 (5.11%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 241 (17.87%) C
2 178 (13.19%) Python
3 167 (12.38%) Java
3 167 (12.38%) SQL
4 153 (11.34%) C++
5 115 (8.52%) C#
6 108 (8.01%) JavaScript
7 62 (4.60%) PowerShell
8 37 (2.74%) Ruby
9 32 (2.37%) Bash Shell
10 27 (2.00%) Perl
11 18 (1.33%) VBScript
12 16 (1.19%) ABAP
12 16 (1.19%) VB
13 13 (0.96%) Ada
13 13 (0.96%) Scala
13 13 (0.96%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.74%) Embedded C
14 10 (0.74%) Go
14 10 (0.74%) Rust
Qualifications
1 836 (61.97%) SC Cleared
2 296 (21.94%) Degree
3 288 (21.35%) DV Cleared
4 114 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (4.08%) CCNA
6 46 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 42 (3.11%) MCSE
8 39 (2.89%) CCNP
9 38 (2.82%) CISSP
10 31 (2.30%) CCIE
11 29 (2.15%) CESG Certified Professional
12 28 (2.08%) CISM
13 25 (1.85%) CCDP
14 23 (1.70%) ISTQB
15 22 (1.63%) ISEB
16 21 (1.56%) APMP
17 20 (1.48%) PMI Certification
18 19 (1.41%) PMP
19 18 (1.33%) OSCP
20 16 (1.19%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (6.00%) SLA
2 78 (5.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 26 (1.93%) Cyber Essentials
5 18 (1.33%) PCI DSS
5 18 (1.33%) QA
6 17 (1.26%) GDPR
7 16 (1.19%) Data Quality
8 13 (0.96%) PMO
9 11 (0.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 8 (0.59%) Government Security Classifications
11 7 (0.52%) MISRA
11 7 (0.52%) MISRA C
12 6 (0.44%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.37%) GPG13
13 5 (0.37%) ISO 22301
13 5 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
14 4 (0.30%) JSP 440
15 3 (0.22%) Def Stans
System Software
1 139 (10.30%) Active Directory
2 132 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (3.93%) vSphere
4 46 (3.41%) Docker
5 31 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
6 29 (2.15%) Hyper-V
7 22 (1.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 22 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (1.26%) VMware NSX
10 9 (0.67%) Apache Flume
10 9 (0.67%) HDFS
10 9 (0.67%) vCloud
11 6 (0.44%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.37%) Firmware
13 4 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.30%) Xen
14 2 (0.15%) FreeRADIUS
14 2 (0.15%) Snort
15 1 (0.074%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 76 (5.63%) SCCM
2 54 (4.00%) SCOM
3 39 (2.89%) Puppet
4 33 (2.45%) Ansible
4 33 (2.45%) Kubernetes
5 18 (1.33%) HP ALM
5 18 (1.33%) SCVMM
6 16 (1.19%) Kibana
7 13 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (0.89%) Terraform
9 11 (0.82%) vCenter Server
10 10 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 8 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.37%) vRealize
13 4 (0.30%) Backup Exec
13 4 (0.30%) Nagios
14 3 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
14 3 (0.22%) Packer
14 3 (0.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 223 (16.53%) Microsoft
2 172 (12.75%) VMware
3 158 (11.71%) Cisco
4 93 (6.89%) Juniper
5 86 (6.38%) Oracle
6 78 (5.78%) SAP
7 37 (2.74%) Palo Alto
8 34 (2.52%) HP
9 30 (2.22%) Citrix
10 29 (2.15%) Atlassian
11 22 (1.63%) F5
12 21 (1.56%) CheckPoint
12 21 (1.56%) EMC
13 18 (1.33%) Aruba
13 18 (1.33%) CA
13 18 (1.33%) SolarWinds
14 17 (1.26%) Brocade
15 15 (1.11%) Fujitsu
16 13 (0.96%) CommVault
17 11 (0.82%) Red Hat