Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 42 42
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -10
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 670 684 694
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.67% 6.59% 6.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.43% 22.77% 21.72%
Number of salaries quoted 452 487 512
South West median annual salary £52,500 £46,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.13% +4.55% +3.53%
10th Percentile £32,268 £30,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,800 £69,750
England median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year +8.00% +9.29% -3.68%

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 3,126 3,004 3,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 31.12% 28.95% 31.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2,298 2,265 2,482
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -1.23%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +6.38% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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
Bristol +31 229 £50,000 +5.26% 74
Gloucestershire 0 226 £52,500 +10.53% 36
Wiltshire -18 156 £52,500 +16.67% 51
Somerset +3 32 £38,187 -13.21% 14
Dorset +11 9 £62,500 +56.25% 11
Devon -11 7 £24,500 -21.60% 11
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 670 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 228 (34.03%) Agile Software Development
3 182 (27.16%) DV Cleared
4 172 (25.67%) C
4 172 (25.67%) Linux
5 158 (23.58%) Degree
6 156 (23.28%) Java
7 141 (21.04%) Software Engineering
8 120 (17.91%) DevOps
9 116 (17.31%) C++
10 109 (16.27%) Windows
11 105 (15.67%) Public Sector
12 102 (15.22%) Cybersecurity
13 100 (14.93%) Python
14 98 (14.63%) JavaScript
15 86 (12.84%) Military
16 78 (11.64%) VMware
17 76 (11.34%) C#
18 70 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
19 68 (10.15%) Git (software)
19 68 (10.15%) Continuous Integration
20 65 (9.70%) Programme Management
21 62 (9.25%) Problem-Solving
22 61 (9.10%) PowerShell
22 61 (9.10%) Test Automation
23 60 (8.96%) OO
23 60 (8.96%) Computer Science
24 58 (8.66%) Mentoring
25 55 (8.21%) Continuous Improvement
25 55 (8.21%) Scrum

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 30 (4.48%) JBoss
2 24 (3.58%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.69%) Tomcat
4 16 (2.39%) Jetty
5 13 (1.94%) Apache Spark
6 12 (1.79%) Apache Pig
7 11 (1.64%) Apache
7 11 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (1.19%) OpenStack
10 7 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.90%) IIS
11 6 (0.90%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.75%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.60%) ArcGIS
13 4 (0.60%) GeoServer
13 4 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.60%) Tornado
14 3 (0.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) CATIA
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) OrCAD
5 1 (0.15%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.15%) Simulink
5 1 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.15%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 45 (6.72%) AWS
2 38 (5.67%) Azure
3 14 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.34%) IaaS
5 8 (1.19%) Azure Stack
5 8 (1.19%) Office 365
5 8 (1.19%) OneDrive
6 5 (0.75%) GCP
7 3 (0.45%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.45%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.30%) SaaS
9 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (7.16%) Firewall
2 29 (4.33%) DNS
2 29 (4.33%) TCP/IP
3 28 (4.18%) Internet
4 27 (4.03%) LAN
5 25 (3.73%) WAN
6 22 (3.28%) Wireless
7 19 (2.84%) Network Security
8 16 (2.39%) Intrusion Detection
8 16 (2.39%) SAN
9 14 (2.09%) DHCP
9 14 (2.09%) VPN
10 12 (1.79%) SSH
11 10 (1.49%) DAB
11 10 (1.49%) VLAN
12 9 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (1.19%) NetScaler
14 7 (1.04%) 4G
14 7 (1.04%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (6.87%) Big Data
2 36 (5.37%) SQL Server
3 26 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (3.13%) MySQL
5 20 (2.99%) MongoDB
6 18 (2.69%) GIS
7 14 (2.09%) Hadoop
8 12 (1.79%) Apache Hive
8 12 (1.79%) Data Mining
8 12 (1.79%) Text Mining
9 10 (1.49%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.19%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.75%) Geospatial Data
13 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.45%) Neo4j
14 3 (0.45%) Power BI
14 3 (0.45%) QGIS
14 3 (0.45%) QlikView
15 2 (0.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 68 (10.15%) Git (software)
2 48 (7.16%) Jenkins
3 37 (5.52%) JIRA
4 35 (5.22%) Eclipse
5 22 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 21 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
7 20 (2.99%) Cucumber
8 19 (2.84%) Visual Studio
9 17 (2.54%) Selenium
9 17 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (2.39%) Maven
10 16 (2.39%) Sonatype Nexus
11 14 (2.09%) JIRA Agile
12 8 (1.19%) JMeter
13 7 (1.04%) JUnit
14 4 (0.60%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.60%) GitLab
14 4 (0.60%) SpecFlow
15 3 (0.45%) Rational Team Concert
15 3 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 105 (15.67%) Public Sector
2 86 (12.84%) Military
3 51 (7.61%) Telecoms
4 47 (7.01%) Aerospace
5 46 (6.87%) Finance
6 44 (6.57%) Manufacturing
7 38 (5.67%) Marketing
8 36 (5.37%) Electronics
9 33 (4.93%) Legal
10 10 (1.49%) Law
11 8 (1.19%) Games
12 6 (0.90%) Retail
13 5 (0.75%) Publishing
14 4 (0.60%) Advertising
15 3 (0.45%) Police
16 2 (0.30%) Automotive
16 2 (0.30%) Avionics
16 2 (0.30%) Fire and Rescue
17 1 (0.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 88 (13.13%) Developer
2 75 (11.19%) Software Engineer
3 60 (8.96%) Consultant
4 59 (8.81%) Analyst
5 49 (7.31%) Architect
6 42 (6.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 41 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
8 40 (5.97%) Test Engineer
9 36 (5.37%) Software Developer
10 30 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
11 29 (4.33%) Linux Engineer
12 24 (3.58%) Data Scientist
12 24 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
13 21 (3.13%) Communications Consultant
13 21 (3.13%) Senior Linux Engineer
14 18 (2.69%) Administrator
14 18 (2.69%) Data Engineer
15 17 (2.54%) .NET Developer
15 17 (2.54%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 17 (2.54%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (6.27%) .NET
2 38 (5.67%) HTML
3 34 (5.07%) AngularJS
4 31 (4.63%) jQuery
5 28 (4.18%) CSS
6 23 (3.43%) Node.js
7 22 (3.28%) HTML5
8 20 (2.99%) React
8 20 (2.99%) Spring
9 19 (2.84%) Gherkin
9 19 (2.84%) Web Services
10 17 (2.54%) ASP.NET
10 17 (2.54%) Velocity
10 17 (2.54%) XML
11 16 (2.39%) Servlets
12 15 (2.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 15 (2.24%) Qt
13 13 (1.94%) JSF
14 12 (1.79%) SOAP
15 11 (1.64%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 70 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 30 (4.48%) Cyberthreat
4 25 (3.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 22 (3.28%) Algorithms
6 17 (2.54%) User Experience
7 16 (2.39%) Data Structures
8 14 (2.09%) Data Centre
9 12 (1.79%) Social Media
10 11 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
11 10 (1.49%) CESG
11 10 (1.49%) Fat Client
11 10 (1.49%) Thin Client
12 9 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (1.19%) 3D Graphics
13 8 (1.19%) ASIC
13 8 (1.19%) VHDL
14 6 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.75%) EMC VNX
15 5 (0.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 172 (25.67%) Linux
2 109 (16.27%) Windows
3 47 (7.01%) Unix
4 42 (6.27%) CentOS
5 37 (5.52%) Windows Server
6 22 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (2.99%) Ubuntu
8 19 (2.84%) Windows 10
9 16 (2.39%) Debian
10 15 (2.24%) Mac OS
11 14 (2.09%) Windows 7
12 12 (1.79%) Android
13 11 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
15 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.30%) Solaris
17 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.15%) VMS
17 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (34.03%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (21.04%) Software Engineering
3 120 (17.91%) DevOps
4 102 (15.22%) Cybersecurity
5 68 (10.15%) Continuous Integration
6 65 (9.70%) Programme Management
7 62 (9.25%) Problem-Solving
8 61 (9.10%) Test Automation
9 60 (8.96%) Computer Science
9 60 (8.96%) OO
10 58 (8.66%) Mentoring
11 55 (8.21%) Continuous Improvement
11 55 (8.21%) Scrum
12 51 (7.61%) Systems Engineering
13 45 (6.72%) SDLC
14 44 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
14 44 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 44 (6.57%) Project Management
15 43 (6.42%) ITIL
15 43 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (25.67%) C
2 156 (23.28%) Java
3 116 (17.31%) C++
4 100 (14.93%) Python
5 98 (14.63%) JavaScript
6 76 (11.34%) C#
7 61 (9.10%) PowerShell
8 54 (8.06%) SQL
9 27 (4.03%) Bash Shell
10 15 (2.24%) Embedded C
11 14 (2.09%) Embedded C++
12 11 (1.64%) Ruby
13 9 (1.34%) MATLAB
13 9 (1.34%) TypeScript
14 8 (1.19%) Go
14 8 (1.19%) VB.NET
15 7 (1.04%) Objective-C
16 6 (0.90%) ES6
16 6 (0.90%) PHP
17 5 (0.75%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 670 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 182 (27.16%) DV Cleared
3 158 (23.58%) Degree
4 23 (3.43%) ISTQB
5 20 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (2.84%) CCNP
7 17 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (1.34%) CCNA
10 9 (1.34%) CESG Certified Professional
10 9 (1.34%) HND
10 9 (1.34%) ISEB
11 7 (1.04%) Chartered Engineer
11 7 (1.04%) CISSP
12 6 (0.90%) CISM
12 6 (0.90%) GCIH
13 5 (0.75%) CISA
13 5 (0.75%) GIAC
13 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.99%) SLA
2 14 (2.09%) QA
3 11 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 10 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.19%) NCSC
6 7 (1.04%) ISO 9001
6 7 (1.04%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.75%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.45%) ECSS
8 3 (0.45%) MISRA
8 3 (0.45%) MISRA C
8 3 (0.45%) PMO
9 1 (0.15%) COSHH
9 1 (0.15%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.15%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 49 (7.31%) Active Directory
2 41 (6.12%) Docker
3 34 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.09%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (1.19%) XenApp
6 7 (1.04%) NFS
6 7 (1.04%) Snort
7 6 (0.90%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.60%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.45%) Firmware
10 3 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.30%) vSphere
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 36 (5.37%) Kubernetes
2 31 (4.63%) Ansible
3 24 (3.58%) Puppet
4 17 (2.54%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 17 (2.54%) SCCM
5 12 (1.79%) SCOM
6 11 (1.64%) Nagios
7 8 (1.19%) Cloudify
7 8 (1.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 8 (1.19%) SCOrch
7 8 (1.19%) Terraform
8 6 (0.90%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 5 (0.75%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.60%) Graylog
10 4 (0.60%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.45%) Nessus
11 3 (0.45%) vRealize
12 2 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
12 2 (0.30%) Opsview
Vendors
1 78 (11.64%) VMware
2 45 (6.72%) Microsoft
3 36 (5.37%) Oracle
3 36 (5.37%) SAP
4 34 (5.07%) Red Hat
5 28 (4.18%) Cisco
6 21 (3.13%) Citrix
7 13 (1.94%) Apple
7 13 (1.94%) Google
8 10 (1.49%) IBM
8 10 (1.49%) Xilinx
9 9 (1.34%) Splunk
10 8 (1.19%) Veeam
11 7 (1.04%) ArcSight
11 7 (1.04%) Intel
11 7 (1.04%) Mentor Graphics
12 6 (0.90%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.90%) F5
12 6 (0.90%) NetApp
13 5 (0.75%) LogRhythm