Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 38 33
Rank change year-on-year -14 -5 +18
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 624 705 794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.75% 6.84% 7.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.63% 21.81% 22.23%
Number of salaries quoted 481 519 624
South West median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% - -8.89%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £24,575
90th Percentile £56,500 £63,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% -1.04%

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 3,178 3,233 3,572
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.29% 31.35% 32.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2,299 2,549 2,827
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +3.85%
10th Percentile £24,971 £23,249 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

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 23 June 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 23 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
Wiltshire -3 222 £45,000 +12.50% 20
Bristol -16 182 £45,000 +12.50% 43
Gloucestershire +23 169 £46,000 -10.24% 16
Somerset -25 29 £44,000 +25.71% 7
Dorset -53 11 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Devon -5 2 £24,250 -35.33% 2
Cornwall - 1 £25,750 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 624 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 186 (29.81%) Windows
3 182 (29.17%) DV Cleared
4 169 (27.08%) C
5 162 (25.96%) Linux
6 159 (25.48%) ITIL
7 158 (25.32%) Microsoft
8 131 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
9 111 (17.79%) Python
10 103 (16.51%) UML
11 99 (15.87%) C#
12 96 (15.38%) Finance
13 90 (14.42%) Service Management
14 89 (14.26%) Software Engineering
14 89 (14.26%) Continuous Integration
15 88 (14.10%) Cybersecurity
16 87 (13.94%) Microsoft Azure
17 79 (12.66%) C++
18 78 (12.50%) Degree
19 75 (12.02%) Business Intelligence
20 71 (11.38%) Cisco
21 70 (11.22%) Collaborative Working
22 68 (10.90%) Java
23 67 (10.74%) TDD
24 64 (10.26%) PowerShell
25 62 (9.94%) Cisco Certification
26 59 (9.46%) VMware
27 58 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
28 57 (9.13%) DevOps
28 57 (9.13%) .NET

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 46 (7.37%) SharePoint
2 45 (7.21%) Elasticsearch
3 34 (5.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 18 (2.88%) MS Exchange
5 15 (2.40%) Confluence
6 9 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (1.44%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (0.80%) Alfresco
8 5 (0.80%) Joomla!
8 5 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.64%) Apache
9 4 (0.64%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.64%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.64%) GeoServer
9 4 (0.64%) IIS
9 4 (0.64%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.64%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.48%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.48%) Drupal
Applications
1 29 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.04%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.32%) Primavera
2 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 87 (13.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.12%) Office 365
4 5 (0.80%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.64%) Slack
6 3 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.32%) Trello
8 1 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (8.49%) WAN
2 52 (8.33%) Firewall
2 52 (8.33%) LAN
3 45 (7.21%) Network Security
4 41 (6.57%) TCP/IP
5 37 (5.93%) DNS
6 34 (5.45%) DHCP
7 32 (5.13%) Wireshark
8 28 (4.49%) SMTP
8 28 (4.49%) X.400
9 26 (4.17%) HTTP
10 24 (3.85%) HTTPS
11 22 (3.53%) DMZ
11 22 (3.53%) FTP
12 21 (3.37%) BGP
12 21 (3.37%) EIGRP
13 19 (3.04%) Cisco IOS
14 17 (2.72%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (2.72%) NX-OS
14 17 (2.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.24%) MongoDB
3 13 (2.08%) Geospatial Data
4 12 (1.92%) MySQL
5 11 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.60%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.44%) Big Data
7 9 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.96%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 6 (0.96%) GIS
8 6 (0.96%) Power BI
8 6 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.64%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 44 (7.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (5.45%) Git (software)
2 34 (5.45%) Jasmine
3 32 (5.13%) gulp
3 32 (5.13%) Karma Test Runner
3 32 (5.13%) Rational DOORS
4 26 (4.17%) JIRA
5 23 (3.69%) MSI
6 18 (2.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 14 (2.24%) Maven
7 14 (2.24%) Visual Studio
8 13 (2.08%) Rational Rhapsody
8 13 (2.08%) Subversion
9 12 (1.92%) Eclipse
9 12 (1.92%) Jenkins
9 12 (1.92%) JUnit
10 6 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.96%) Selenium
11 4 (0.64%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.64%) JMeter
General
1 96 (15.38%) Finance
2 37 (5.93%) Law
3 28 (4.49%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 21 (3.37%) Electronics
5 21 (3.37%) Marketing
6 20 (3.21%) Aerospace
7 11 (1.76%) Military
8 8 (1.28%) Publishing
9 4 (0.64%) Billing
9 4 (0.64%) Retail
10 2 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 86 (13.78%) Developer
2 68 (10.90%) Software Engineer
3 55 (8.81%) Analyst
4 52 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 46 (7.37%) Architect
6 41 (6.57%) Network Engineer
7 37 (5.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 35 (5.61%) Consultant
9 33 (5.29%) Senior Software Engineer
10 32 (5.13%) Test Engineer
11 31 (4.97%) Applications Developer
12 29 (4.65%) Security Engineer
13 26 (4.17%) Senior Systems Engineer
14 24 (3.85%) Java Developer
15 23 (3.69%) Applications Packager
15 23 (3.69%) Cybersecurity Engineer
15 23 (3.69%) Lead Developer
15 23 (3.69%) Linux Engineer
16 19 (3.04%) Senior Network Engineer
16 19 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (9.13%) .NET
2 53 (8.49%) AngularJS
3 42 (6.73%) REST
4 40 (6.41%) ASP.NET
5 37 (5.93%) .NET Framework
6 36 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC
6 36 (5.77%) HTML
7 32 (5.13%) Entity Framework
7 32 (5.13%) Swagger
8 29 (4.65%) XML
9 25 (4.01%) HTML5
10 24 (3.85%) Node.js
11 22 (3.53%) Apache Flex
11 22 (3.53%) JSF
12 17 (2.72%) Spring
13 16 (2.56%) CSS
14 15 (2.40%) Web Services
15 13 (2.08%) XSLT
16 12 (1.92%) EJB
17 11 (1.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (6.89%) Computer Science
3 37 (5.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 33 (5.29%) Embedded Systems
4 33 (5.29%) Management Information System
5 27 (4.33%) Data Centre
6 23 (3.69%) CESG
7 20 (3.21%) Clustering
7 20 (3.21%) Cyber Warfare
8 19 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
9 17 (2.72%) Driving Licence
10 13 (2.08%) User Experience
11 11 (1.76%) Blackberry
11 11 (1.76%) Device Driver
12 9 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.44%) VHDL
13 8 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.28%) PKI
14 6 (0.96%) RIA
15 5 (0.80%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 186 (29.81%) Windows
2 162 (25.96%) Linux
3 50 (8.01%) Windows 7
4 40 (6.41%) Unix
5 36 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (4.81%) Windows Server
7 28 (4.49%) CentOS
8 19 (3.04%) Windows 10
9 14 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.92%) Android
10 12 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (1.60%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.60%) Embedded Linux
12 7 (1.12%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.64%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.32%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.16%) Fedora
15 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (25.48%) ITIL
2 131 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (16.51%) UML
4 90 (14.42%) Service Management
5 89 (14.26%) Continuous Integration
5 89 (14.26%) Software Engineering
6 88 (14.10%) Cybersecurity
7 75 (12.02%) Business Intelligence
8 70 (11.22%) Collaborative Working
9 67 (10.74%) TDD
10 58 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
11 57 (9.13%) DevOps
12 56 (8.97%) BDD
12 56 (8.97%) Mentoring
12 56 (8.97%) Project Management
12 56 (8.97%) Test Automation
13 53 (8.49%) TOGAF
14 49 (7.85%) Scrum
15 44 (7.05%) Validation
16 41 (6.57%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 169 (27.08%) C
2 111 (17.79%) Python
3 99 (15.87%) C#
4 79 (12.66%) C++
5 68 (10.90%) Java
6 64 (10.26%) PowerShell
7 46 (7.37%) JavaScript
8 36 (5.77%) SQL
9 31 (4.97%) Bash Shell
10 21 (3.37%) Shell Script
11 11 (1.76%) Embedded C
11 11 (1.76%) Embedded C++
12 10 (1.60%) Perl
13 8 (1.28%) Assembly Language
13 8 (1.28%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.96%) PHP
14 6 (0.96%) Ruby
15 5 (0.80%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.64%) Tcl
16 4 (0.64%) XAML
Qualifications
1 624 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 182 (29.17%) DV Cleared
3 78 (12.50%) Degree
4 62 (9.94%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 37 (5.93%) CCNP
7 33 (5.29%) CCNA
8 32 (5.13%) MCPD
9 31 (4.97%) CISSP
10 29 (4.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 12 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (1.92%) TOGAF Certification
12 10 (1.60%) MCITP
13 8 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (1.12%) ISTQB
14 7 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (1.12%) MCDST
14 7 (1.12%) MCP
14 7 (1.12%) MCTS
14 7 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.65%) SLA
2 14 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.92%) QA
4 11 (1.76%) ISO 9001
4 11 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 10 (1.60%) GDPR
6 8 (1.28%) RMADS
7 4 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.64%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.48%) COBIT
8 3 (0.48%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.32%) GPG13
10 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.16%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.16%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.16%) ECSS
10 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.16%) MISRA
10 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 54 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (7.21%) Active Directory
3 24 (3.85%) vSphere
4 23 (3.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 20 (3.21%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (1.60%) Firmware
7 8 (1.28%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.80%) Docker
9 3 (0.48%) NFS
9 3 (0.48%) Samba
9 3 (0.48%) Snort
10 2 (0.32%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.16%) HDFS
11 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 46 (7.37%) SCCM
2 26 (4.17%) Nagios
3 24 (3.85%) Cisco LMS
3 24 (3.85%) Opsview
4 14 (2.24%) Puppet
5 9 (1.44%) SCOM
5 9 (1.44%) vRealize
6 8 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (1.12%) Cacti
7 7 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.64%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 4 (0.64%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.64%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (0.48%) Ansible
11 3 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.32%) Nessus
12 2 (0.32%) Salt
Vendors
1 158 (25.32%) Microsoft
2 71 (11.38%) Cisco
3 59 (9.46%) VMware
4 35 (5.61%) Oracle
5 27 (4.33%) Juniper
6 24 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 24 (3.85%) SAP
7 21 (3.37%) IBM
8 20 (3.21%) Citrix
9 16 (2.56%) McAfee
10 15 (2.40%) EMC
10 15 (2.40%) HP
11 13 (2.08%) F5
12 11 (1.76%) CheckPoint
13 10 (1.60%) SolarWinds
14 7 (1.12%) Cognos
15 6 (0.96%) ArcSight
15 6 (0.96%) Symantec
15 6 (0.96%) Tableau
16 5 (0.80%) Altera