Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 41 46
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5 -14
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 595 656 656
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.04% 6.44% 6.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.01% 22.53% 21.06%
Number of salaries quoted 445 427 484
South West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% +1.18%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,732 £27,825
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £47,250
% change year-on-year +2.86% +11.11% -0.53%

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 2,832 2,912 3,115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.75% 28.59% 30.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2,129 2,148 2,398
South West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019. 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
Gloucestershire -1 222 £50,000 +5.26% 23
Bristol +22 166 £50,000 -2.91% 69
Wiltshire -14 149 £52,500 +16.67% 53
Somerset -14 30 £37,843 -19.53% 12
Dorset +5 11 £55,000 +37.50% 19
Devon +1 8 £50,000 +60.00% 5
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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.

1 595 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 206 (34.62%) DV Cleared
3 196 (32.94%) Agile Software Development
4 153 (25.71%) Linux
5 146 (24.54%) C
6 138 (23.19%) Java
7 114 (19.16%) DevOps
8 112 (18.82%) Public Sector
8 112 (18.82%) Windows
9 107 (17.98%) Python
9 107 (17.98%) C++
10 100 (16.81%) JavaScript
10 100 (16.81%) Software Engineering
11 96 (16.13%) Cybersecurity
12 95 (15.97%) Degree
13 85 (14.29%) VMware
14 78 (13.11%) Active Directory
15 76 (12.77%) Programme Management
16 73 (12.27%) Telecoms
17 66 (11.09%) Test Automation
18 62 (10.42%) Microsoft
19 61 (10.25%) C#
19 61 (10.25%) Finance
20 60 (10.08%) SQL
21 58 (9.75%) Continuous Integration
22 57 (9.58%) Business Intelligence
22 57 (9.58%) Military
23 55 (9.24%) Manufacturing
24 54 (9.08%) Marketing
25 53 (8.91%) PowerShell

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 33 (5.55%) SharePoint
2 28 (4.71%) JBoss
3 12 (2.02%) OpenStack
3 12 (2.02%) Tomcat
4 11 (1.85%) Jetty
5 10 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (1.68%) Tornado
6 9 (1.51%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.18%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.01%) Apache Pig
8 6 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.01%) Confluence
9 4 (0.67%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.34%) Apache
12 1 (0.17%) IIS
12 1 (0.17%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.67%) Figma
4 4 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) CATIA
6 1 (0.17%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.17%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.17%) Simulink
6 1 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 42 (7.06%) Azure
2 40 (6.72%) AWS
3 17 (2.86%) Office 365
4 13 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.85%) IaaS
6 10 (1.68%) Azure Stack
6 10 (1.68%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.67%) GCP
8 3 (0.50%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.17%) NuGet
9 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 49 (8.24%) Firewall
2 40 (6.72%) Internet
3 28 (4.71%) LAN
3 28 (4.71%) Wireless
4 27 (4.54%) WAN
5 23 (3.87%) DNS
6 21 (3.53%) TCP/IP
7 18 (3.03%) Network Security
8 17 (2.86%) VPN
9 14 (2.35%) DHCP
10 12 (2.02%) SSH
11 10 (1.68%) DAB
11 10 (1.68%) NetScaler
11 10 (1.68%) VLAN
12 9 (1.51%) SAN
13 8 (1.34%) SNMP
14 7 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (1.01%) Cisco Firepower
15 6 (1.01%) Cisco Wireless
15 6 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.87%) Big Data
2 28 (4.71%) MySQL
3 27 (4.54%) SQL Server
4 26 (4.37%) MongoDB
5 18 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (1.68%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.68%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.51%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.18%) GIS
9 6 (1.01%) Apache Hive
9 6 (1.01%) Data Mining
9 6 (1.01%) Text Mining
10 5 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.50%) Power BI
11 3 (0.50%) QlikView
11 3 (0.50%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.50%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.34%) Geospatial Data
12 2 (0.34%) Neo4j
12 2 (0.34%) Redis
Development Applications
1 50 (8.40%) Jenkins
2 44 (7.39%) Git (software)
3 34 (5.71%) Eclipse
4 22 (3.70%) Selenium
5 21 (3.53%) Cucumber
6 18 (3.03%) Rational DOORS
7 17 (2.86%) Visual Studio
8 16 (2.69%) JIRA
9 11 (1.85%) Maven
9 11 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (1.18%) JUnit
11 7 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.67%) Axure RP
12 4 (0.67%) GitLab
12 4 (0.67%) Mockito
13 3 (0.50%) Subversion
13 3 (0.50%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
14 2 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 112 (18.82%) Public Sector
2 73 (12.27%) Telecoms
3 61 (10.25%) Finance
4 57 (9.58%) Military
5 55 (9.24%) Manufacturing
6 54 (9.08%) Marketing
7 50 (8.40%) Electronics
8 37 (6.22%) Aerospace
9 11 (1.85%) Law
10 9 (1.51%) Games
11 5 (0.84%) Publishing
12 3 (0.50%) Automotive
13 2 (0.34%) Advertising
13 2 (0.34%) Legal
14 1 (0.17%) Avionics
14 1 (0.17%) Police
Job Titles
1 87 (14.62%) Developer
2 49 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 49 (8.24%) Software Engineer
3 43 (7.23%) Consultant
3 43 (7.23%) Software Developer
4 42 (7.06%) DevOps Engineer
4 42 (7.06%) Test Engineer
5 36 (6.05%) Architect
6 26 (4.37%) Analyst
7 22 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
8 21 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
9 19 (3.19%) Network Engineer
9 19 (3.19%) Support Engineer
10 17 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
11 15 (2.52%) Data Engineer
11 15 (2.52%) Java Developer
11 15 (2.52%) Tester
12 14 (2.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 14 (2.35%) Change Manager
12 14 (2.35%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.55%) HTML
2 37 (6.22%) AngularJS
3 36 (6.05%) CSS
4 29 (4.87%) .NET
5 27 (4.54%) Node.js
6 18 (3.03%) ASP.NET
6 18 (3.03%) Gherkin
7 17 (2.86%) jQuery
8 15 (2.52%) Spring
9 14 (2.35%) React
10 12 (2.02%) Django
10 12 (2.02%) Java EE
10 12 (2.02%) JSF
10 12 (2.02%) Web Services
11 11 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (1.85%) Servlets
12 10 (1.68%) XML
13 9 (1.51%) REST
14 8 (1.34%) HTML5
14 8 (1.34%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (6.89%) Management Information System
3 31 (5.21%) Cyberthreat
4 22 (3.70%) User Experience
5 17 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
6 16 (2.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 11 (1.85%) Data Centre
7 11 (1.85%) Data Structures
8 10 (1.68%) Fat Client
8 10 (1.68%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.51%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.51%) ASIC
9 9 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.18%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.18%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.01%) Mobile Computing
12 6 (1.01%) Social Media
13 5 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (0.84%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 153 (25.71%) Linux
2 112 (18.82%) Windows
3 38 (6.39%) CentOS
4 35 (5.88%) Unix
5 34 (5.71%) Windows Server
6 33 (5.55%) Windows 10
7 26 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (4.03%) Windows 7
9 22 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (2.35%) Ubuntu
11 11 (1.85%) Mac OS
12 10 (1.68%) Debian
13 4 (0.67%) Android
13 4 (0.67%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.50%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.34%) Solaris
16 1 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (32.94%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (19.16%) DevOps
3 100 (16.81%) Software Engineering
4 96 (16.13%) Cybersecurity
5 76 (12.77%) Programme Management
6 66 (11.09%) Test Automation
7 58 (9.75%) Continuous Integration
8 57 (9.58%) Business Intelligence
9 51 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 48 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
11 47 (7.90%) Digital Marketing
12 45 (7.56%) Computer Science
12 45 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
13 44 (7.39%) ITIL
14 41 (6.89%) Continuous Improvement
15 40 (6.72%) Mentoring
16 37 (6.22%) Project Management
17 36 (6.05%) Analytics
18 34 (5.71%) Scrum
19 33 (5.55%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 146 (24.54%) C
2 138 (23.19%) Java
3 107 (17.98%) C++
3 107 (17.98%) Python
4 100 (16.81%) JavaScript
5 61 (10.25%) C#
6 60 (10.08%) SQL
7 53 (8.91%) PowerShell
8 20 (3.36%) Bash Shell
9 17 (2.86%) Ruby
10 10 (1.68%) VBScript
11 8 (1.34%) Embedded C
12 6 (1.01%) Embedded C++
12 6 (1.01%) Go
12 6 (1.01%) MATLAB
12 6 (1.01%) PHP
13 5 (0.84%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.84%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.67%) Scala
15 3 (0.50%) R
Qualifications
1 595 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 206 (34.62%) DV Cleared
3 95 (15.97%) Degree
4 29 (4.87%) ISTQB
5 25 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (3.03%) CCNP
7 16 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (2.69%) ISEB
8 15 (2.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (2.52%) CCNA
8 15 (2.52%) MCSE
8 15 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (2.18%) HND
10 11 (1.85%) CEH
10 11 (1.85%) CESG Certified Professional
10 11 (1.85%) MCSA
11 10 (1.68%) CISSP
11 10 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 9 (1.51%) MCP
12 9 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 9 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.18%) QA
4 6 (1.01%) JSP 440
4 6 (1.01%) PMO
4 6 (1.01%) SLA
5 4 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (0.67%) RMADS
6 3 (0.50%) ECSS
6 3 (0.50%) IEC 61508
6 3 (0.50%) MISRA
6 3 (0.50%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.17%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.17%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.17%) NCSC
8 1 (0.17%) NIST
System Software
1 78 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 47 (7.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (7.23%) Docker
4 19 (3.19%) Hyper-V
4 19 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (2.35%) VMware NSX
6 10 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (1.68%) XenApp
7 9 (1.51%) vSphere
8 6 (1.01%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.50%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.34%) Firmware
10 2 (0.34%) Samba
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.17%) Snort
11 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 39 (6.55%) Kubernetes
2 36 (6.05%) Ansible
3 26 (4.37%) SCCM
4 20 (3.36%) Puppet
4 20 (3.36%) SCOM
5 18 (3.03%) vCenter Server
6 11 (1.85%) Terraform
7 10 (1.68%) Cloudify
7 10 (1.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 10 (1.68%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 10 (1.68%) SCOrch
8 9 (1.51%) Nagios
9 6 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.67%) Graylog
10 4 (0.67%) PowerCLI
10 4 (0.67%) Salt
10 4 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.34%) Cisco LMS
11 2 (0.34%) Opsview
12 1 (0.17%) logstash
Vendors
1 85 (14.29%) VMware
2 62 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 48 (8.07%) SAP
4 33 (5.55%) Cisco
5 31 (5.21%) Oracle
6 20 (3.36%) Citrix
7 19 (3.19%) Red Hat
8 16 (2.69%) Atlassian
9 14 (2.35%) Google
9 14 (2.35%) Veeam
10 13 (2.18%) Apple
11 6 (1.01%) F5
11 6 (1.01%) IBM
11 6 (1.01%) Splunk
12 5 (0.84%) Juniper
12 5 (0.84%) Xilinx
13 4 (0.67%) IBM Sterling
13 4 (0.67%) McAfee
14 3 (0.50%) Nortel
14 3 (0.50%) Siemens