Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 43 34
Rank change year-on-year +1 -9 +37
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 702 680 772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.81% 6.68% 7.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.38% 21.70% 21.73%
Number of salaries quoted 489 498 608
South West median annual salary £46,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,600 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% -4.21% -

SC 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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,003 3,133 3,553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.15% 30.79% 32.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,266 2,415 2,796
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in the South West

SC Cleared
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the South West.

Salary trend for SC Cleared in the South West

SC Cleared
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the South West over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for SC Cleared in the South West

SC Cleared
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the South West region over the 6 months to 17 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
Wiltshire 0 262 £45,000 - 53
Gloucestershire +48 213 £47,500 - 26
Bristol -16 169 £47,500 +16.56% 52
Somerset +12 41 £45,029 +12.57% 25
Dorset -50 6 £40,000 -11.11% 14
Devon +4 5 £31,250 -18.83% 5
Cornwall +2 1 £25,750 - 1
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT jobs citing SC 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 West region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 702 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 287 (40.88%) DV Cleared
3 231 (32.91%) C
4 185 (26.35%) Windows
5 178 (25.36%) Agile Software Development
6 143 (20.37%) Linux
7 133 (18.95%) ITIL
8 126 (17.95%) Finance
9 125 (17.81%) Microsoft
10 112 (15.95%) Python
10 112 (15.95%) Software Engineering
10 112 (15.95%) Degree
11 104 (14.81%) Java
12 101 (14.39%) C#
13 98 (13.96%) UML
14 96 (13.68%) Service Management
15 95 (13.53%) C++
16 91 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
17 84 (11.97%) Cisco
18 81 (11.54%) Project Management
19 80 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
19 80 (11.40%) Cybersecurity
20 78 (11.11%) TOGAF
21 75 (10.68%) Collaborative Working
22 72 (10.26%) VMware
23 70 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
24 68 (9.69%) SCCM
25 65 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
25 65 (9.26%) Windows 7
26 63 (8.97%) TDD

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (5.70%) Elasticsearch
2 37 (5.27%) SharePoint
3 32 (4.56%) MS Exchange
4 25 (3.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 24 (3.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 23 (3.28%) Confluence
7 8 (1.14%) Alfresco
7 8 (1.14%) Joomla!
8 7 (1.00%) Apache
9 6 (0.85%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.85%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.43%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.43%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.43%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.28%) JBoss
12 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 38 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
3 17 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
6 6 (0.85%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.14%) Simulink
8 1 (0.14%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 91 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (8.40%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.14%) Office 365
4 7 (1.00%) Slack
5 6 (0.85%) G Suite
6 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.43%) GitHub
7 2 (0.28%) SaaS
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 52 (7.41%) Firewall
2 48 (6.84%) LAN
2 48 (6.84%) WAN
3 32 (4.56%) Wireshark
4 30 (4.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 30 (4.27%) Network Security
5 26 (3.70%) Software-Defined Networking
6 25 (3.56%) BGP
6 25 (3.56%) EIGRP
7 24 (3.42%) Unified Communications
8 22 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
9 20 (2.85%) NX-OS
10 19 (2.71%) Cisco IOS
11 17 (2.42%) SSL
12 15 (2.14%) IPsec
12 15 (2.14%) TCP/IP
12 15 (2.14%) VLAN
13 13 (1.85%) Internet
14 12 (1.71%) Ethernet
14 12 (1.71%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 26 (3.70%) Big Data
4 17 (2.42%) MySQL
5 14 (1.99%) Hadoop
6 12 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (1.57%) Geospatial Data
8 10 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.42%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.14%) Power BI
10 6 (0.85%) Apache Hive
10 6 (0.85%) Neo4j
10 6 (0.85%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.43%) GIS
12 3 (0.43%) QlikView
12 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 44 (6.27%) JIRA
2 39 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
3 36 (5.13%) Git (software)
4 33 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (3.85%) MSI
6 22 (3.13%) gulp
6 22 (3.13%) Jasmine
6 22 (3.13%) Karma Test Runner
7 21 (2.99%) JUnit
8 20 (2.85%) Subversion
8 20 (2.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 19 (2.71%) Jenkins
10 17 (2.42%) Maven
11 14 (1.99%) Eclipse
12 12 (1.71%) Visual Studio
13 10 (1.42%) Selenium
14 7 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (0.85%) Apache Ivy
15 6 (0.85%) GCC
15 6 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 126 (17.95%) Finance
2 42 (5.98%) Military
3 40 (5.70%) Marketing
4 34 (4.84%) Telecoms
5 29 (4.13%) Electronics
6 27 (3.85%) Manufacturing
7 19 (2.71%) Law
8 11 (1.57%) Retail
9 8 (1.14%) Aerospace
9 8 (1.14%) Billing
10 6 (0.85%) Banking
11 4 (0.57%) Publishing
12 3 (0.43%) Legal
12 3 (0.43%) Local Government
13 2 (0.28%) Automotive
13 2 (0.28%) Avionics
14 1 (0.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 105 (14.96%) Developer
2 73 (10.40%) Software Engineer
3 72 (10.26%) Architect
4 57 (8.12%) Analyst
5 54 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
6 42 (5.98%) Solutions Architect
7 40 (5.70%) Consultant
8 36 (5.13%) Java Developer
8 36 (5.13%) Network Engineer
9 32 (4.56%) Security Engineer
10 26 (3.70%) .NET Developer
10 26 (3.70%) Project Manager
11 25 (3.56%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 24 (3.42%) Applications Developer
12 24 (3.42%) Applications Packager
12 24 (3.42%) Lead Developer
12 24 (3.42%) Test Engineer
13 21 (2.99%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 21 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 21 (2.99%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (8.55%) .NET
2 54 (7.69%) HTML
3 52 (7.41%) AngularJS
4 38 (5.41%) Spring
5 36 (5.13%) ASP.NET
5 36 (5.13%) REST
6 31 (4.42%) XML
7 30 (4.27%) .NET Framework
7 30 (4.27%) CSS
8 28 (3.99%) ASP.NET MVC
9 25 (3.56%) JSF
10 24 (3.42%) HTML5
11 23 (3.28%) Hibernate
12 22 (3.13%) Entity Framework
12 22 (3.13%) Swagger
13 19 (2.71%) Apache Flex
14 18 (2.56%) Java EE
15 17 (2.42%) EJB
15 17 (2.42%) Node.js
16 14 (1.99%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.70%) Computer Science
2 33 (4.70%) Management Information System
3 31 (4.42%) Embedded Systems
4 30 (4.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 29 (4.13%) Blackberry
5 29 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (3.42%) Hybrid Cloud
7 22 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (2.85%) Data Centre
9 16 (2.28%) Driving Licence
9 16 (2.28%) User Experience
10 15 (2.14%) EMC VNX
11 13 (1.85%) Client/Server
12 12 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (1.57%) Clustering
14 9 (1.28%) N-Tier
14 9 (1.28%) RIA
15 8 (1.14%) VHDL
16 6 (0.85%) Cybercrime
17 5 (0.71%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 185 (26.35%) Windows
2 143 (20.37%) Linux
3 65 (9.26%) Windows 7
4 35 (4.99%) Windows 10
5 34 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (4.70%) Windows Server
7 30 (4.27%) Android
7 30 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (3.99%) Apple iOS
9 21 (2.99%) CentOS
10 18 (2.56%) Unix
11 8 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (0.57%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.57%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.43%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.28%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.28%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (25.36%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (18.95%) ITIL
3 112 (15.95%) Software Engineering
4 98 (13.96%) UML
5 96 (13.68%) Service Management
6 81 (11.54%) Project Management
7 80 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
7 80 (11.40%) Cybersecurity
8 78 (11.11%) TOGAF
9 75 (10.68%) Collaborative Working
10 70 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
11 63 (8.97%) TDD
12 60 (8.55%) DevOps
12 60 (8.55%) Enterprise Architecture
13 58 (8.26%) Scrum
14 56 (7.98%) PRINCE2
14 56 (7.98%) Test Automation
15 55 (7.83%) Mentoring
16 45 (6.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 42 (5.98%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 231 (32.91%) C
2 112 (15.95%) Python
3 104 (14.81%) Java
4 101 (14.39%) C#
5 95 (13.53%) C++
6 62 (8.83%) JavaScript
6 62 (8.83%) PowerShell
7 54 (7.69%) SQL
8 21 (2.99%) Bash Shell
9 15 (2.14%) Shell Script
10 11 (1.57%) Assembly Language
10 11 (1.57%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.57%) Ruby
10 11 (1.57%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.28%) Embedded C
11 9 (1.28%) Embedded C++
12 7 (1.00%) Perl
13 6 (0.85%) ANSI SQL
13 6 (0.85%) Go
13 6 (0.85%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 702 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 287 (40.88%) DV Cleared
3 112 (15.95%) Degree
4 48 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (5.56%) CCNP
6 32 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (3.56%) TOGAF Certification
8 22 (3.13%) MCPD
9 18 (2.56%) CCNA
10 14 (1.99%) ISEB
10 14 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
12 12 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 10 (1.42%) APMP
14 9 (1.28%) ISTQB
15 5 (0.71%) CEH
15 5 (0.71%) Chartered Engineer
15 5 (0.71%) MCP
15 5 (0.71%) MCSA
15 5 (0.71%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.27%) SLA
2 17 (2.42%) QA
3 13 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 13 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.57%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.85%) GDPR
6 5 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 3 (0.43%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.43%) IEC 61508
7 3 (0.43%) PMO
8 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.28%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.28%) GPG13
8 2 (0.28%) MISRA
9 1 (0.14%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.14%) ECSS
9 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 65 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (7.26%) Active Directory
3 28 (3.99%) Virtual Desktop
4 27 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (2.14%) Docker
6 9 (1.28%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.14%) Firmware
8 3 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.43%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.43%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.43%) vSphere
9 2 (0.28%) Snort
9 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.14%) Cygwin
10 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 68 (9.69%) SCCM
2 30 (4.27%) Nagios
3 24 (3.42%) Cisco LMS
3 24 (3.42%) Opsview
3 24 (3.42%) SCOM
3 24 (3.42%) vRealize
4 15 (2.14%) EMC NetWorker
5 10 (1.42%) Cacti
5 10 (1.42%) Cisco Prime
6 9 (1.28%) Ansible
7 7 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.71%) Puppet
8 5 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.57%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.43%) ArcSight ESM
10 3 (0.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.43%) Salt
11 2 (0.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 125 (17.81%) Microsoft
2 84 (11.97%) Cisco
3 72 (10.26%) VMware
4 34 (4.84%) Oracle
5 29 (4.13%) SAP
6 28 (3.99%) EMC
7 22 (3.13%) Red Hat
8 19 (2.71%) Veeam
9 17 (2.42%) SolarWinds
10 15 (2.14%) Atlassian
10 15 (2.14%) Dell
10 15 (2.14%) Juniper
11 13 (1.85%) CheckPoint
12 11 (1.57%) Citrix
13 7 (1.00%) F5
13 7 (1.00%) IBM
13 7 (1.00%) McAfee
13 7 (1.00%) Tableau
14 6 (0.85%) Adobe
14 6 (0.85%) Google