Period
to 16 September 2021

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 16 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 24 40
Rank change year-on-year -3 +16 +3
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 719 325 669
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 9.36% 9.49% 6.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.47% 30.32% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 390 238 447
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £31,945
25th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% +14.29% +14.13%
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £63,625
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £54,380 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.33% +3.58% +5.00%

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 2,285 1,072 3,122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.74% 31.30% 31.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,169 814 2,348
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,663 £26,750
25th Percentile £39,000 £37,170 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in the South West over the 6 months to 16 September 2021.

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 16 September 2021. 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 0 381 £57,500 +4.55% 92
Gloucestershire +40 150 £57,500 +9.00% 18
Wiltshire -10 122 £60,000 -7.69% 24
Somerset +1 30 £48,500 -1.02% 4
Dorset -37 7 £41,250 -10.81% 11
Devon -9 4 £49,000 +2.35% 18
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2021, 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.

1 719 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 434 (60.36%) Agile Software Development
3 251 (34.91%) Java
4 182 (25.31%) Azure
5 177 (24.62%) Social Skills
6 173 (24.06%) Software Engineering
7 149 (20.72%) DevOps
8 130 (18.08%) Microsoft
9 126 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
9 126 (17.52%) Docker
10 124 (17.25%) Problem-Solving
11 123 (17.11%) AWS
11 123 (17.11%) DV Cleared
12 112 (15.58%) Python
13 111 (15.44%) JavaScript
14 109 (15.16%) Linux
15 104 (14.46%) Degree
16 94 (13.07%) Kubernetes
17 93 (12.93%) Jenkins
18 91 (12.66%) Scrum
19 88 (12.24%) Greenfield Project
20 87 (12.10%) Public Sector
21 84 (11.68%) Oracle
22 83 (11.54%) SQL
22 83 (11.54%) Analytics
23 82 (11.40%) Spring
24 81 (11.27%) C#
25 80 (11.13%) Terraform
26 78 (10.85%) Cybersecurity
27 71 (9.87%) Ansible

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 9 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (1.11%) SharePoint
3 6 (0.83%) Confluence
3 6 (0.83%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.70%) WildFly
5 4 (0.56%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle 9iAS
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.28%) IIS
7 2 (0.28%) JBoss
7 2 (0.28%) SAS
7 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.14%) Apache
8 1 (0.14%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.14%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.25%) MS Visio
2 9 (1.25%) Zemax
3 8 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.42%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.14%) Demantra
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) Maximo
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 182 (25.31%) Azure
2 123 (17.11%) AWS
3 45 (6.26%) OpenShift
4 43 (5.98%) Serverless
5 32 (4.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 26 (3.62%) GitHub
7 21 (2.92%) Microsoft 365
8 20 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 20 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
8 20 (2.78%) Azure Key Vault
8 20 (2.78%) iPaaS
9 17 (2.36%) PaaS
9 17 (2.36%) SaaS
10 15 (2.09%) IaaS
11 10 (1.39%) AtomSphere
11 10 (1.39%) Boomi
12 7 (0.97%) GCP
13 6 (0.83%) Power Platform
14 5 (0.70%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.56%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.34%) Firewall
1 24 (3.34%) Internet
2 14 (1.95%) Network Security
3 13 (1.81%) VPN
4 12 (1.67%) Unified Communications
5 11 (1.53%) OSPF
6 10 (1.39%) BGP
7 9 (1.25%) DHCP
7 9 (1.25%) DNS
7 9 (1.25%) WAN
8 7 (0.97%) LAN
8 7 (0.97%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.83%) SAN
10 3 (0.42%) MPLS
10 3 (0.42%) Tactical Data Link
10 3 (0.42%) VLAN
10 3 (0.42%) VoIP
10 3 (0.42%) VXLAN
11 2 (0.28%) OpenScape
11 2 (0.28%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (9.04%) MongoDB
2 51 (7.09%) Hadoop
3 46 (6.40%) MySQL
4 34 (4.73%) Big Data
5 22 (3.06%) NoSQL
6 21 (2.92%) SQL Server
7 13 (1.81%) Data Mining
8 11 (1.53%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.11%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.11%) SQL Server 2017
10 7 (0.97%) OLAP
10 7 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.83%) GIS
11 6 (0.83%) Power BI
12 5 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.56%) Geospatial Data
14 3 (0.42%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 93 (12.93%) Jenkins
2 48 (6.68%) JMeter
3 47 (6.54%) Eclipse
4 44 (6.12%) Robot Framework
5 35 (4.87%) Selenium
6 34 (4.73%) Cucumber
7 30 (4.17%) SonarQube
8 25 (3.48%) JIRA
9 20 (2.78%) Bitbucket
10 18 (2.50%) JUnit
11 17 (2.36%) Mockito
12 16 (2.23%) Rational DOORS
13 10 (1.39%) Artifactory
14 9 (1.25%) Git (software)
14 9 (1.25%) LabVIEW
14 9 (1.25%) Rational Rhapsody
14 9 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (1.25%) Visual Studio
15 6 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
16 4 (0.56%) Maven
General
1 177 (24.62%) Social Skills
2 87 (12.10%) Public Sector
3 36 (5.01%) Finance
4 33 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (4.45%) Aerospace
6 20 (2.78%) Billing
6 20 (2.78%) Military
7 16 (2.23%) Electronics
8 15 (2.09%) Marketing
8 15 (2.09%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.81%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.53%) Organisational Skills
10 11 (1.53%) Retail
11 7 (0.97%) Law
12 6 (0.83%) Presentation Skills
13 4 (0.56%) Back Office
13 4 (0.56%) Czech Language
13 4 (0.56%) Influencing Skills
13 4 (0.56%) Police
14 3 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 201 (27.96%) Developer
2 112 (15.58%) Architect
3 96 (13.35%) Java Developer
4 81 (11.27%) DevOps Engineer
5 79 (10.99%) Software Engineer
6 50 (6.95%) Senior Developer
7 44 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
8 37 (5.15%) Project Manager
9 34 (4.73%) C# Developer
10 31 (4.31%) Consultant
11 29 (4.03%) Analyst
11 29 (4.03%) Software Developer
12 27 (3.76%) Software Architect
13 26 (3.62%) Lead Architect
14 25 (3.48%) Lead Software Architect
15 22 (3.06%) Software Manager
15 22 (3.06%) Software Project Manager
16 20 (2.78%) Senior Java Developer
17 17 (2.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 17 (2.36%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (11.40%) Spring
2 66 (9.18%) REST
3 63 (8.76%) React
4 61 (8.48%) .NET
5 59 (8.21%) Node.js
6 51 (7.09%) HTML
7 50 (6.95%) AngularJS
7 50 (6.95%) Elastic Stack
8 49 (6.82%) CSS
9 45 (6.26%) Apache NiFi
9 45 (6.26%) Kafka
10 38 (5.29%) Middleware
11 36 (5.01%) Hibernate
12 31 (4.31%) HTML5
13 30 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
13 30 (4.17%) Spring Boot
14 28 (3.89%) OAuth
14 28 (3.89%) RESTful
15 27 (3.76%) CSS3
16 26 (3.62%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 88 (12.24%) Greenfield Project
2 45 (6.26%) Cyberattack
3 28 (3.89%) Cloud Native
4 17 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (2.23%) NHS
6 12 (1.67%) User Experience
7 11 (1.53%) Cybercrime
7 11 (1.53%) Public Cloud
8 10 (1.39%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.39%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.25%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.25%) PKI
10 7 (0.97%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.83%) Driving Licence
11 6 (0.83%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.70%) Analytical Mindset
13 4 (0.56%) Clustering
13 4 (0.56%) Cyberthreat
13 4 (0.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 109 (15.16%) Linux
2 69 (9.60%) Windows
3 30 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (3.89%) Windows Server
5 26 (3.62%) CentOS
6 14 (1.95%) Windows 10
7 13 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.39%) Android
9 8 (1.11%) Unix
10 5 (0.70%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.56%) Solaris
11 4 (0.56%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.28%) HPUX
13 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (60.36%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (24.06%) Software Engineering
3 149 (20.72%) DevOps
4 126 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
5 124 (17.25%) Problem-Solving
6 91 (12.66%) Scrum
7 83 (11.54%) Analytics
8 78 (10.85%) Cybersecurity
9 67 (9.32%) Infrastructure as Code
10 65 (9.04%) Project Management
11 63 (8.76%) Computer Science
12 62 (8.62%) Mentoring
13 59 (8.21%) SDLC
14 58 (8.07%) Open Source
15 57 (7.93%) Physics
16 56 (7.79%) Microservices
17 53 (7.37%) TDD
18 50 (6.95%) Mathematics
19 48 (6.68%) Requirements Analysis
20 46 (6.40%) OO
Programming Languages
1 251 (34.91%) Java
2 112 (15.58%) Python
3 111 (15.44%) JavaScript
4 83 (11.54%) SQL
5 81 (11.27%) C#
6 70 (9.74%) C++
7 56 (7.79%) C
8 48 (6.68%) PowerShell
9 41 (5.70%) Java 8
10 38 (5.29%) Bash Shell
11 29 (4.03%) Go
12 13 (1.81%) TypeScript
13 11 (1.53%) MATLAB
14 8 (1.11%) Perl
14 8 (1.11%) R
14 8 (1.11%) XPath
15 7 (0.97%) VB
16 6 (0.83%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.83%) Ruby
16 6 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 719 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 123 (17.11%) DV Cleared
3 104 (14.46%) Degree
4 42 (5.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (2.36%) CESG Certified Professional
6 15 (2.09%) CISSP
7 13 (1.81%) CEH
8 12 (1.67%) CISM
9 11 (1.53%) PhD
10 10 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (1.25%) CCNP
12 8 (1.11%) SANS
13 7 (0.97%) CREST Certified
14 4 (0.56%) CCIE
14 4 (0.56%) Chartered Engineer
14 4 (0.56%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.56%) JNCIP
14 4 (0.56%) JNCIS
14 4 (0.56%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.81%) QA
2 7 (0.97%) Accessibility
2 7 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (0.97%) JSP 440
3 6 (0.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (0.83%) NCSC
4 5 (0.70%) NIST
5 4 (0.56%) HMG Infosec
6 3 (0.42%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.28%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.14%) ARP4754
8 1 (0.14%) DO-254
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 12207
8 1 (0.14%) PMO
8 1 (0.14%) RMADS
8 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 126 (17.52%) Docker
2 31 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.76%) Active Directory
4 14 (1.95%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.42%) Firmware
7 3 (0.42%) KVM
7 3 (0.42%) NDS
7 3 (0.42%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 3 (0.42%) NFS
7 3 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.42%) vSphere
8 2 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.28%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.28%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.14%) XenApp
9 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 94 (13.07%) Kubernetes
2 80 (11.13%) Terraform
3 71 (9.87%) Ansible
4 14 (1.95%) SCCM
5 11 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (1.11%) Puppet
7 7 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.70%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 5 (0.70%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.56%) SCOM
10 3 (0.42%) CFEngine
10 3 (0.42%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.42%) Demisto
10 3 (0.42%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 3 (0.42%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.28%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.28%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.28%) Kibana
11 2 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 130 (18.08%) Microsoft
2 84 (11.68%) Oracle
3 47 (6.54%) Atlassian
4 42 (5.84%) VMware
5 35 (4.87%) ServiceNow
6 33 (4.59%) Splunk
7 22 (3.06%) Cisco
8 17 (2.36%) SAP
9 16 (2.23%) IBM
9 16 (2.23%) MuleSoft
10 13 (1.81%) Dell
11 11 (1.53%) Juniper
12 8 (1.11%) NetApp
13 7 (0.97%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.83%) F5
14 6 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (0.83%) SnapLogic
15 5 (0.70%) Citrix
15 5 (0.70%) Google
16 4 (0.56%) Fortinet