Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 30 55
Rank change year-on-year -17 +25 -11
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 469 785 532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.67% 7.77% 5.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.82% 27.49% 17.66%
Number of salaries quoted 324 487 393
South West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +17.65% +3.66%
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,750 £26,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £53,866 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.73% +11.11% -

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 2,253 2,856 3,013
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.23% 28.26% 29.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,668 2,034 2,158
South West median annual salary £45,000 £44,593 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.91% +4.92% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £23,925
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.00% +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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020. 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 -13 166 £50,000 -4.76% 36
Bristol -5 135 £47,253 -0.52% 55
Wiltshire -15 121 £52,000 +4.00% 26
Somerset -17 22 £37,500 -25.00% 7
Devon +3 10 £50,000 +33.33% 13
Dorset +27 6 £47,500 - 17
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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.

1 469 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 159 (33.90%) DV Cleared
3 153 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
4 106 (22.60%) Windows
5 98 (20.90%) Linux
6 92 (19.62%) C
7 91 (19.40%) Java
8 87 (18.55%) DevOps
9 85 (18.12%) Public Sector
9 85 (18.12%) Active Directory
10 84 (17.91%) Python
11 81 (17.27%) JavaScript
12 75 (15.99%) C++
13 66 (14.07%) Microsoft
14 65 (13.86%) Telecoms
14 65 (13.86%) Cybersecurity
15 64 (13.65%) Software Engineering
16 62 (13.22%) VMware
17 60 (12.79%) SQL
18 59 (12.58%) Finance
19 57 (12.15%) Programme Management
20 51 (10.87%) Marketing
21 49 (10.45%) Degree
22 47 (10.02%) Continuous Integration
23 46 (9.81%) Management Information System
23 46 (9.81%) Business Intelligence
24 45 (9.59%) Manufacturing
24 45 (9.59%) Military
25 44 (9.38%) C#
25 44 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure

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 21 (4.48%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.62%) JBoss
3 15 (3.20%) OpenStack
4 8 (1.71%) Confluence
5 7 (1.49%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.49%) Tornado
6 5 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.85%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.85%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.64%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.64%) IIS
8 3 (0.64%) Jetty
8 3 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.43%) Apache
9 2 (0.43%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 21 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.49%) Figma
3 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.85%) Primavera
4 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 42 (8.96%) AWS
2 40 (8.53%) Azure
3 24 (5.12%) Office 365
4 12 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.49%) Azure Stack
5 7 (1.49%) OneDrive
6 5 (1.07%) IaaS
6 5 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.85%) GCP
7 4 (0.85%) NuGet
8 2 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 42 (8.96%) Firewall
1 42 (8.96%) Internet
2 18 (3.84%) Wireless
3 17 (3.62%) TCP/IP
4 15 (3.20%) Network Security
5 14 (2.99%) LAN
5 14 (2.99%) WAN
6 12 (2.56%) DNS
7 11 (2.35%) DHCP
8 8 (1.71%) Skype
8 8 (1.71%) Software-Defined Radio
8 8 (1.71%) VPN
9 7 (1.49%) Ethernet
9 7 (1.49%) IPsec
9 7 (1.49%) NetScaler
10 6 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (1.07%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (1.07%) SAN
11 5 (1.07%) SNMP
12 4 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.12%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.90%) MySQL
3 20 (4.26%) MongoDB
4 18 (3.84%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (3.20%) Big Data
5 15 (3.20%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.85%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.64%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.43%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.43%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.43%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.43%) Redis
8 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (0.43%) Text Mining
9 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 42 (8.96%) Jenkins
2 33 (7.04%) Git (software)
3 20 (4.26%) Eclipse
4 17 (3.62%) Rational DOORS
4 17 (3.62%) Selenium
5 16 (3.41%) Cucumber
5 16 (3.41%) JIRA
6 14 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (1.49%) Axure RP
7 7 (1.49%) JUnit
7 7 (1.49%) Visual Studio
8 6 (1.28%) Mockito
9 5 (1.07%) Maven
10 4 (0.85%) Chocolatey
10 4 (0.85%) GitLab
11 3 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.64%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.43%) jMock
12 2 (0.43%) Metasploit
General
1 85 (18.12%) Public Sector
2 65 (13.86%) Telecoms
3 59 (12.58%) Finance
4 51 (10.87%) Marketing
5 45 (9.59%) Manufacturing
5 45 (9.59%) Military
6 42 (8.96%) Electronics
7 33 (7.04%) Aerospace
8 10 (2.13%) Police
9 6 (1.28%) Retail
10 4 (0.85%) Legal
11 3 (0.64%) Games
11 3 (0.64%) Law
12 2 (0.43%) Automotive
12 2 (0.43%) Local Government
13 1 (0.21%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 67 (14.29%) Developer
2 36 (7.68%) Architect
3 35 (7.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 35 (7.46%) Software Developer
4 32 (6.82%) Consultant
4 32 (6.82%) Software Engineer
5 30 (6.40%) Systems Engineer
6 29 (6.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 27 (5.76%) Support Engineer
8 25 (5.33%) Analyst
9 21 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
10 20 (4.26%) Test Engineer
11 16 (3.41%) Security Consultant
12 15 (3.20%) Java Developer
13 13 (2.77%) Business Analyst
14 12 (2.56%) .NET Developer
14 12 (2.56%) C# Software Engineer
15 11 (2.35%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 11 (2.35%) Integration Engineer
15 11 (2.35%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (9.17%) HTML
2 34 (7.25%) AngularJS
3 31 (6.61%) CSS
4 28 (5.97%) .NET
5 22 (4.69%) Web Services
6 20 (4.26%) Node.js
7 17 (3.62%) ASP.NET
8 14 (2.99%) Django
8 14 (2.99%) Gherkin
9 12 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (2.56%) Spring
10 10 (2.13%) React
11 9 (1.92%) .NET Framework
11 9 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 9 (1.92%) J2EE
12 8 (1.71%) jQuery
12 8 (1.71%) REST
13 7 (1.49%) Hibernate
13 7 (1.49%) Java EE
13 7 (1.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.81%) Management Information System
2 33 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (5.97%) Cyberthreat
4 14 (2.99%) Embedded Systems
5 13 (2.77%) Data Centre
5 13 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (2.56%) User Experience
7 10 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 9 (1.92%) PKI
9 8 (1.71%) Mobile Computing
9 8 (1.71%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.28%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.07%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.07%) ASIC
11 5 (1.07%) CESG
11 5 (1.07%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.07%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 106 (22.60%) Windows
2 98 (20.90%) Linux
3 36 (7.68%) Windows Server
3 36 (7.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (7.46%) Windows 10
5 26 (5.54%) Unix
6 17 (3.62%) Windows 7
7 15 (3.20%) CentOS
8 8 (1.71%) Debian
8 8 (1.71%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.85%) Windows 2000
9 4 (0.85%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.64%) Android
10 3 (0.64%) Solaris
11 2 (0.43%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (18.55%) DevOps
3 65 (13.86%) Cybersecurity
4 64 (13.65%) Software Engineering
5 57 (12.15%) Programme Management
6 47 (10.02%) Continuous Integration
7 46 (9.81%) Business Intelligence
8 41 (8.74%) ITIL
9 40 (8.53%) Digital Marketing
10 38 (8.10%) Systems Engineering
11 37 (7.89%) Project Management
12 36 (7.68%) Test Automation
13 34 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
14 32 (6.82%) Configuration Management
15 29 (6.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 28 (5.97%) Mentoring
17 27 (5.76%) Analytics
17 27 (5.76%) PRINCE2
18 26 (5.54%) Risk Management
18 26 (5.54%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 92 (19.62%) C
2 91 (19.40%) Java
3 84 (17.91%) Python
4 81 (17.27%) JavaScript
5 75 (15.99%) C++
6 60 (12.79%) SQL
7 44 (9.38%) C#
8 38 (8.10%) PowerShell
9 18 (3.84%) Ruby
10 7 (1.49%) VBScript
11 6 (1.28%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.28%) Go
11 6 (1.28%) PHP
12 5 (1.07%) Embedded C
13 4 (0.85%) Java 8
13 4 (0.85%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.85%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.64%) Ada
14 3 (0.64%) ES6
15 2 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 469 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 159 (33.90%) DV Cleared
3 49 (10.45%) Degree
4 22 (4.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (3.84%) CISSP
6 16 (3.41%) CEH
6 16 (3.41%) CESG Certified Professional
6 16 (3.41%) CISM
7 15 (3.20%) CCNA
7 15 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (3.20%) ISTQB
8 13 (2.77%) MCSE
8 13 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (2.56%) CRISC
10 10 (2.13%) HND
10 10 (2.13%) ISEB
10 10 (2.13%) MCSA
11 9 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (1.71%) CISMP
12 8 (1.71%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 11 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (1.07%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.07%) NCSC
4 5 (1.07%) QA
5 4 (0.85%) GDPR
5 4 (0.85%) GPG13
5 4 (0.85%) IEC 61508
5 4 (0.85%) RMADS
6 3 (0.64%) ARP4754
6 3 (0.64%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.64%) PMO
7 2 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.43%) ECSS
7 2 (0.43%) MISRA
7 2 (0.43%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.21%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 85 (18.12%) Active Directory
2 44 (9.38%) Docker
2 44 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (6.40%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (3.84%) Hyper-V
5 17 (3.62%) VMware NSX
6 11 (2.35%) vSphere
7 10 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (1.49%) XenApp
9 3 (0.64%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.43%) Postfix
10 2 (0.43%) Samba
11 1 (0.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 35 (7.46%) Kubernetes
2 27 (5.76%) vCenter Server
3 22 (4.69%) Ansible
3 22 (4.69%) SCCM
4 17 (3.62%) SCOM
4 17 (3.62%) Terraform
5 16 (3.41%) Cloudify
6 12 (2.56%) logstash
6 12 (2.56%) Packer
7 9 (1.92%) Puppet
8 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 7 (1.49%) SCOrch
9 6 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.07%) PowerCLI
11 4 (0.85%) Salt
11 4 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.64%) Nagios
12 3 (0.64%) WSUS
13 2 (0.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.43%) Nmap
Vendors
1 66 (14.07%) Microsoft
2 62 (13.22%) VMware
3 41 (8.74%) SAP
4 30 (6.40%) Cisco
5 21 (4.48%) Atlassian
6 16 (3.41%) Oracle
7 14 (2.99%) Veeam
8 12 (2.56%) Juniper
9 11 (2.35%) McAfee
9 11 (2.35%) Splunk
10 7 (1.49%) Citrix
10 7 (1.49%) Google
11 6 (1.28%) Sparx
12 5 (1.07%) LogRhythm
12 5 (1.07%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.85%) Nortel
13 4 (0.85%) Panasonic
13 4 (0.85%) Red Box
13 4 (0.85%) Siemens
14 3 (0.64%) Apple