Period
to 24 March 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 24 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 58 42
Rank change year-on-year +30 -16 -3
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 822 534 640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.18% 5.10% 6.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.85% 17.37% 20.29%
Number of salaries quoted 520 382 472
South West median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £30,750 £31,000 £25,075
90th Percentile £68,750 £56,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%

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 2,952 3,074 3,154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.39% 29.34% 30.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2,092 2,158 2,509
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,183 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,400 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -3.23%

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 24 March 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 24 March 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
Wiltshire +4 263 £49,000 +15.29% 39
Gloucestershire +38 249 £52,500 +16.67% 17
Bristol +25 240 £45,000 +5.88% 51
Somerset +13 60 £50,000 +21.95% 5
Devon -1 4 £27,500 +7.84% 7
Cornwall - 3 £27,500 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 822 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 256 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
3 234 (28.47%) DV Cleared
4 196 (23.84%) C
5 175 (21.29%) Degree
6 170 (20.68%) Linux
7 168 (20.44%) Windows
8 131 (15.94%) Java
8 131 (15.94%) JavaScript
9 126 (15.33%) Software Engineering
10 112 (13.63%) ITIL
11 108 (13.14%) C++
12 104 (12.65%) C#
13 101 (12.29%) Military
14 98 (11.92%) Python
14 98 (11.92%) Microsoft
15 88 (10.71%) Project Management
16 87 (10.58%) .NET
17 86 (10.46%) Finance
17 86 (10.46%) Cybersecurity
18 81 (9.85%) Continuous Integration
19 75 (9.12%) HTML
20 74 (9.00%) DevOps
21 73 (8.88%) Computer Science
22 72 (8.76%) Analytics
23 69 (8.39%) Mentoring
23 69 (8.39%) Systems Engineering
24 66 (8.03%) SDLC
24 66 (8.03%) Firewall
25 64 (7.79%) OO

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 28 (3.41%) Apache
2 20 (2.43%) JBoss
2 20 (2.43%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.43%) Tomcat
3 18 (2.19%) MS Exchange
4 17 (2.07%) IIS
5 12 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (1.34%) Apache Pig
6 11 (1.34%) Apache Spark
6 11 (1.34%) Jetty
7 10 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (1.09%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.73%) ColdFusion
10 6 (0.73%) Confluence
11 4 (0.49%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.24%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.24%) Drupal
12 2 (0.24%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 24 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.36%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.24%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 47 (5.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.46%) Office 365
4 10 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.49%) G Suite
6 3 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.24%) Datadog
7 2 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.24%) IaaS
7 2 (0.24%) PaaS
7 2 (0.24%) SaaS
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.12%) Route 53
8 1 (0.12%) Serverless
8 1 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 66 (8.03%) Firewall
2 28 (3.41%) LAN
3 26 (3.16%) WAN
4 22 (2.68%) Network Security
4 22 (2.68%) Wireless
5 19 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (1.70%) Internet
6 14 (1.70%) Software-Defined Radio
7 11 (1.34%) SAN
7 11 (1.34%) VoIP
7 11 (1.34%) VPN
8 10 (1.22%) Cisco Wireless
8 10 (1.22%) DNS
8 10 (1.22%) Link 16
8 10 (1.22%) Link 22
8 10 (1.22%) Tactical Data Link
9 9 (1.09%) BGP
9 9 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (1.09%) Software-Defined Networking
9 9 (1.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (7.79%) Big Data
2 53 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 35 (4.26%) GIS
4 29 (3.53%) Geospatial Data
5 21 (2.55%) Hadoop
5 21 (2.55%) Relational Database
6 19 (2.31%) Oracle Database
7 14 (1.70%) MySQL
7 14 (1.70%) RDBMS
8 13 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (1.34%) Apache Hive
10 11 (1.34%) Data Mining
10 11 (1.34%) MongoDB
10 11 (1.34%) Text Mining
11 7 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
11 7 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.73%) Neo4j
12 6 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 55 (6.69%) Git (software)
2 54 (6.57%) JIRA
3 33 (4.01%) Jenkins
4 24 (2.92%) Eclipse
5 21 (2.55%) Cucumber
5 21 (2.55%) Rational DOORS
5 21 (2.55%) Selenium
6 18 (2.19%) Maven
6 18 (2.19%) Visual Studio
7 17 (2.07%) MSI
8 15 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (1.70%) Bitbucket
9 14 (1.70%) JUnit
9 14 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (1.58%) Sonatype Nexus
11 10 (1.22%) JIRA Agile
11 10 (1.22%) SoapUI
12 9 (1.09%) gulp
12 9 (1.09%) Jasmine
12 9 (1.09%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 101 (12.29%) Military
2 86 (10.46%) Finance
3 47 (5.72%) Telecoms
4 43 (5.23%) Manufacturing
5 40 (4.87%) Marketing
6 38 (4.62%) Electronics
7 37 (4.50%) Legal
8 29 (3.53%) Aerospace
9 18 (2.19%) Retail
10 12 (1.46%) Billing
11 10 (1.22%) Local Government
12 9 (1.09%) Law
13 7 (0.85%) Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Avionics
14 1 (0.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 148 (18.00%) Developer
2 85 (10.34%) Software Engineer
3 66 (8.03%) Analyst
4 63 (7.66%) Architect
5 43 (5.23%) Java Developer
6 41 (4.99%) Systems Engineer
7 40 (4.87%) .NET Developer
8 36 (4.38%) Consultant
9 34 (4.14%) Project Manager
10 29 (3.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 27 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 26 (3.16%) Administrator
13 24 (2.92%) Security Architect
14 22 (2.68%) C# .NET Developer
14 22 (2.68%) C# Developer
14 22 (2.68%) Lead Developer
15 21 (2.55%) Network Engineer
15 21 (2.55%) Support Engineer
15 21 (2.55%) Test Engineer
16 20 (2.43%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (10.58%) .NET
2 75 (9.12%) HTML
3 62 (7.54%) AngularJS
4 55 (6.69%) CSS
5 47 (5.72%) ASP.NET
6 46 (5.60%) jQuery
7 43 (5.23%) Spring
8 35 (4.26%) .NET Framework
9 30 (3.65%) JSF
10 28 (3.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 26 (3.16%) Entity Framework
11 26 (3.16%) Java EE
11 26 (3.16%) Qt
11 26 (3.16%) React
11 26 (3.16%) Web Services
12 24 (2.92%) XML
13 20 (2.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 20 (2.43%) Velocity
14 19 (2.31%) Hibernate
15 17 (2.07%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.08%) Management Information System
2 48 (5.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 43 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.41%) Algorithms
5 23 (2.80%) Data Protection Act
5 23 (2.80%) VHDL
6 20 (2.43%) Data Centre
6 20 (2.43%) EMC VNX
6 20 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (2.31%) CESG
8 12 (1.46%) Cyberthreat
9 11 (1.34%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.34%) Social Media
9 11 (1.34%) Verilog
10 10 (1.22%) Device Driver
11 9 (1.09%) Driving Licence
11 9 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.85%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 170 (20.68%) Linux
2 168 (20.44%) Windows
3 47 (5.72%) Windows Server
4 32 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (3.77%) Windows 7
6 28 (3.41%) Unix
7 22 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (2.55%) Embedded Linux
9 17 (2.07%) CentOS
10 15 (1.82%) Windows 10
11 13 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.97%) Android
12 8 (0.97%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.61%) Solaris
14 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.36%) Debian
15 3 (0.36%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.24%) DC/OS
17 1 (0.12%) AIX
17 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (15.33%) Software Engineering
3 112 (13.63%) ITIL
4 88 (10.71%) Project Management
5 86 (10.46%) Cybersecurity
6 81 (9.85%) Continuous Integration
7 74 (9.00%) DevOps
8 73 (8.88%) Computer Science
9 72 (8.76%) Analytics
10 69 (8.39%) Mentoring
10 69 (8.39%) Systems Engineering
11 66 (8.03%) SDLC
12 64 (7.79%) OO
13 61 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
14 53 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
15 52 (6.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 51 (6.20%) Test Automation
17 50 (6.08%) Information Security
18 49 (5.96%) Mathematics
18 49 (5.96%) UML
Programming Languages
1 196 (23.84%) C
2 131 (15.94%) Java
2 131 (15.94%) JavaScript
3 108 (13.14%) C++
4 104 (12.65%) C#
5 98 (11.92%) Python
6 63 (7.66%) SQL
7 58 (7.06%) PowerShell
8 36 (4.38%) Embedded C
9 34 (4.14%) Bash Shell
10 21 (2.55%) Embedded C++
10 21 (2.55%) Java 8
11 15 (1.82%) Ruby
12 12 (1.46%) Tcl
13 11 (1.34%) Ada
13 11 (1.34%) Go
13 11 (1.34%) PHP
13 11 (1.34%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.22%) Lua
15 9 (1.09%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 822 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 234 (28.47%) DV Cleared
3 175 (21.29%) Degree
4 37 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 29 (3.53%) CESG Certified Professional
7 27 (3.28%) CCNA
8 26 (3.16%) CISSP
9 25 (3.04%) BPSS Clearance
9 25 (3.04%) ISTQB
9 25 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (2.92%) CCNP
11 22 (2.68%) APMP
12 20 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (2.07%) CISM
13 17 (2.07%) ISEB
14 12 (1.46%) MCSA
15 11 (1.34%) CLAS
16 9 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
16 9 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.28%) SLA
2 17 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.70%) GDPR
4 12 (1.46%) QA
5 11 (1.34%) RMADS
6 10 (1.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 9 (1.09%) JSP 440
8 7 (0.85%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.73%) IEC 61508
10 4 (0.49%) Def Stans
11 3 (0.36%) DO-178B
11 3 (0.36%) DO-254
11 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.36%) P3O
12 2 (0.24%) COBIT
12 2 (0.24%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 55 (6.69%) Active Directory
2 36 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.68%) Docker
4 17 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (1.82%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.46%) vSphere
7 11 (1.34%) Firmware
8 8 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (0.97%) VMware NSX
9 5 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.24%) Postfix
11 2 (0.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 26 (3.16%) SCCM
2 20 (2.43%) EMC NetWorker
3 19 (2.31%) Ansible
4 15 (1.82%) Puppet
5 11 (1.34%) Data Guard
6 9 (1.09%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 8 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (0.97%) vRealize
8 7 (0.85%) ArcSight ESM
8 7 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
9 6 (0.73%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.73%) SCOM
9 6 (0.73%) WSUS
10 5 (0.61%) HP ALM
10 5 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.49%) Terraform
12 3 (0.36%) Opsview
12 3 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 98 (11.92%) Microsoft
2 61 (7.42%) VMware
3 52 (6.33%) Oracle
4 47 (5.72%) Cisco
5 36 (4.38%) SAP
6 30 (3.65%) Veeam
7 24 (2.92%) CheckPoint
8 21 (2.55%) EMC
9 19 (2.31%) Dell
9 19 (2.31%) Red Hat
10 15 (1.82%) Atlassian
11 14 (1.70%) IBM
12 13 (1.58%) F5
13 12 (1.46%) Adobe
13 12 (1.46%) Intel
13 12 (1.46%) Mentor Graphics
13 12 (1.46%) Xilinx
14 11 (1.34%) McAfee
15 10 (1.22%) HP
16 9 (1.09%) Google