Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 47 35
Rank change year-on-year +5 -12 +25
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 663 619 763
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.61% 6.04% 7.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.70% 20.19% 21.71%
Number of salaries quoted 420 444 581
South West median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - -
10th Percentile £30,750 £27,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -1.37%

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 2,798 3,066 3,515
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.90% 29.90% 32.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2,041 2,331 2,755
South West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 December 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 13 December 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 -1 260 £49,000 +8.89% 44
Gloucestershire +52 170 £47,500 -24.00% 31
Bristol -9 169 £51,500 +19.77% 72
Somerset +15 51 £48,515 +18.33% 10
Dorset -10 4 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Devon -5 3 £37,500 -14.77% 4
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 663 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 270 (40.72%) DV Cleared
3 178 (26.85%) Agile Software Development
4 174 (26.24%) C
5 168 (25.34%) Windows
6 131 (19.76%) Linux
7 129 (19.46%) ITIL
8 114 (17.19%) Java
9 112 (16.89%) Degree
10 93 (14.03%) Finance
11 92 (13.88%) Python
12 91 (13.73%) Microsoft
13 87 (13.12%) Software Engineering
14 85 (12.82%) Project Management
15 79 (11.92%) Service Management
16 77 (11.61%) C#
17 73 (11.01%) VMware
17 73 (11.01%) TOGAF
18 71 (10.71%) C++
18 71 (10.71%) Cisco
18 71 (10.71%) PowerShell
18 71 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
19 68 (10.26%) UML
20 65 (9.80%) Systems Engineering
21 64 (9.65%) JavaScript
22 63 (9.50%) Firewall
23 62 (9.35%) Business Intelligence
24 60 (9.05%) SCCM
24 60 (9.05%) Windows 7
25 58 (8.75%) HTML

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 26 (3.92%) MS Exchange
2 23 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
3 22 (3.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 21 (3.17%) SharePoint
5 18 (2.71%) Confluence
6 16 (2.41%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.81%) Apache
7 12 (1.81%) JBoss
7 12 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (1.36%) Jetty
9 8 (1.21%) Alfresco
9 8 (1.21%) Joomla!
10 7 (1.06%) IIS
11 6 (0.90%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.60%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.45%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.45%) GlassFish
14 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (4.07%) Microsoft Project
2 26 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
6 6 (0.90%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.45%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.15%) Simulink
8 1 (0.15%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 71 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (6.64%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.81%) Office 365
4 7 (1.06%) G Suite
5 4 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.45%) GitHub
6 3 (0.45%) SaaS
7 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.15%) Slack
7 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 63 (9.50%) Firewall
2 33 (4.98%) LAN
2 33 (4.98%) WAN
3 26 (3.92%) Software-Defined Networking
4 24 (3.62%) Cisco Nexus
4 24 (3.62%) Wireshark
5 22 (3.32%) BGP
5 22 (3.32%) EIGRP
5 22 (3.32%) Intrusion Detection
5 22 (3.32%) Unified Communications
6 19 (2.87%) Wireless
7 18 (2.71%) Network Security
7 18 (2.71%) NX-OS
8 17 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
8 17 (2.56%) Internet
9 15 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (1.96%) VoIP
11 11 (1.66%) VPN
12 8 (1.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 8 (1.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.22%) Big Data
3 26 (3.92%) MongoDB
4 22 (3.32%) Geospatial Data
5 20 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (2.71%) Relational Database
7 16 (2.41%) MySQL
8 13 (1.96%) GIS
8 13 (1.96%) Hadoop
9 12 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (1.81%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.90%) Apache Hive
11 6 (0.90%) Neo4j
11 6 (0.90%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.75%) Power BI
13 4 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 37 (5.58%) JIRA
2 31 (4.68%) MSI
3 26 (3.92%) Git (software)
4 23 (3.47%) Maven
5 22 (3.32%) Jenkins
6 21 (3.17%) Rational DOORS
7 18 (2.71%) JUnit
8 16 (2.41%) Eclipse
8 16 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (2.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 13 (1.96%) Subversion
10 11 (1.66%) gulp
10 11 (1.66%) Jasmine
10 11 (1.66%) Karma Test Runner
11 9 (1.36%) Selenium
11 9 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (0.90%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.60%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 93 (14.03%) Finance
2 47 (7.09%) Marketing
3 46 (6.94%) Telecoms
4 45 (6.79%) Military
5 37 (5.58%) Electronics
6 34 (5.13%) Manufacturing
7 15 (2.26%) Legal
8 14 (2.11%) Billing
8 14 (2.11%) Law
9 13 (1.96%) Retail
10 10 (1.51%) Banking
11 5 (0.75%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.75%) Local Government
12 2 (0.30%) Automotive
12 2 (0.30%) Avionics
13 1 (0.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 100 (15.08%) Developer
2 64 (9.65%) Architect
3 58 (8.75%) Analyst
4 48 (7.24%) Software Engineer
5 45 (6.79%) Systems Engineer
6 39 (5.88%) Java Developer
7 35 (5.28%) Consultant
7 35 (5.28%) Project Manager
7 35 (5.28%) Solutions Architect
8 33 (4.98%) Network Engineer
9 28 (4.22%) .NET Developer
10 24 (3.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 24 (3.62%) Applications Packager
11 23 (3.47%) Software Developer
12 21 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (2.71%) Lead Architect
13 18 (2.71%) Lead Developer
13 18 (2.71%) Storage and Backup Engineer
13 18 (2.71%) Storage Engineer
13 18 (2.71%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (8.75%) HTML
2 52 (7.84%) .NET
3 48 (7.24%) Spring
4 41 (6.18%) CSS
5 40 (6.03%) AngularJS
6 31 (4.68%) XML
7 29 (4.37%) JSF
8 26 (3.92%) ASP.NET
8 26 (3.92%) Hibernate
9 24 (3.62%) REST
10 22 (3.32%) Java EE
11 18 (2.71%) .NET Framework
11 18 (2.71%) jQuery
12 15 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (2.26%) Middleware
13 14 (2.11%) HTML5
14 13 (1.96%) J2EE
14 13 (1.96%) Web Services
15 12 (1.81%) Apache Flex
15 12 (1.81%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 25 (3.77%) Blackberry
3 24 (3.62%) Hybrid Cloud
4 23 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (3.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 18 (2.71%) EMC VNX
8 13 (1.96%) Data Centre
8 13 (1.96%) Embedded Systems
9 12 (1.81%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.66%) Data Protection Act
11 10 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.36%) N-Tier
13 8 (1.21%) RIA
13 8 (1.21%) User Experience
14 7 (1.06%) Private Cloud
15 6 (0.90%) Cybercrime
15 6 (0.90%) Driving Licence
15 6 (0.90%) Social Media
16 5 (0.75%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 168 (25.34%) Windows
2 131 (19.76%) Linux
3 60 (9.05%) Windows 7
4 35 (5.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (4.52%) Windows 10
6 29 (4.37%) Windows Server
7 28 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (3.77%) Android
9 23 (3.47%) Apple iOS
10 19 (2.87%) Unix
11 9 (1.36%) CentOS
12 6 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.45%) Solaris
14 3 (0.45%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.30%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (26.85%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (19.46%) ITIL
3 87 (13.12%) Software Engineering
4 85 (12.82%) Project Management
5 79 (11.92%) Service Management
6 73 (11.01%) TOGAF
7 68 (10.26%) UML
8 65 (9.80%) Systems Engineering
9 62 (9.35%) Business Intelligence
10 55 (8.30%) PRINCE2
11 54 (8.14%) Cybersecurity
12 53 (7.99%) DevOps
12 53 (7.99%) Enterprise Architecture
13 50 (7.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 50 (7.54%) User Acceptance Testing
14 48 (7.24%) Computer Science
15 47 (7.09%) Scrum
15 47 (7.09%) Test Automation
16 45 (6.79%) Mentoring
16 45 (6.79%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 174 (26.24%) C
2 114 (17.19%) Java
3 92 (13.88%) Python
4 77 (11.61%) C#
5 71 (10.71%) C++
5 71 (10.71%) PowerShell
6 64 (9.65%) JavaScript
7 48 (7.24%) SQL
8 25 (3.77%) Bash Shell
9 13 (1.96%) T-SQL
10 11 (1.66%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.66%) Ruby
11 8 (1.21%) Java 8
12 7 (1.06%) Embedded C
12 7 (1.06%) Tcl
13 6 (0.90%) Ada
13 6 (0.90%) ANSI SQL
13 6 (0.90%) Go
13 6 (0.90%) Perl
14 5 (0.75%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 663 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 270 (40.72%) DV Cleared
3 112 (16.89%) Degree
4 47 (7.09%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (5.73%) CCNP
6 23 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
6 23 (3.47%) TOGAF Certification
7 22 (3.32%) ISEB
8 20 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (2.87%) CCNA
10 18 (2.71%) BPSS Clearance
10 18 (2.71%) ISTQB
11 11 (1.66%) APMP
11 11 (1.66%) MCPD
12 8 (1.21%) CESG Certified Professional
12 8 (1.21%) CISSP
12 8 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (1.06%) CEH
13 7 (1.06%) CISM
13 7 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.13%) SLA
2 13 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.81%) QA
4 10 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 7 (1.06%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.75%) GDPR
6 5 (0.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 5 (0.75%) RMADS
7 4 (0.60%) IEC 61508
8 3 (0.45%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.45%) PMO
9 2 (0.30%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.15%) DO-254
10 1 (0.15%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.15%) MISRA
System Software
1 52 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (6.33%) Active Directory
3 31 (4.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 24 (3.62%) Virtual Desktop
5 15 (2.26%) Docker
6 8 (1.21%) vSphere
7 7 (1.06%) VMware NSX
8 6 (0.90%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.60%) Firmware
9 4 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.30%) Postfix
10 2 (0.30%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.15%) Cygwin
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 60 (9.05%) SCCM
2 24 (3.62%) vRealize
3 22 (3.32%) SCOM
4 21 (3.17%) Nagios
5 18 (2.71%) EMC NetWorker
6 17 (2.56%) Cisco LMS
6 17 (2.56%) Opsview
7 12 (1.81%) Ansible
8 7 (1.06%) ArcSight ESM
9 6 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
9 6 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.60%) Cacti
11 3 (0.45%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.45%) Puppet
11 3 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.30%) Salt
12 2 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 91 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 73 (11.01%) VMware
3 71 (10.71%) Cisco
4 43 (6.49%) Oracle
5 35 (5.28%) SAP
6 25 (3.77%) CheckPoint
7 24 (3.62%) EMC
8 23 (3.47%) Veeam
9 18 (2.71%) Dell
10 16 (2.41%) Red Hat
11 15 (2.26%) Atlassian
12 11 (1.66%) SolarWinds
13 10 (1.51%) F5
14 9 (1.36%) Adobe
15 8 (1.21%) Google
16 7 (1.06%) ArcSight
16 7 (1.06%) Blue Coat
16 7 (1.06%) Juniper
17 5 (0.75%) Fortinet
17 5 (0.75%) McAfee