Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 26 52
Rank change year-on-year -15 +26 -9
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 340 841 615
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 6.09% 8.61% 5.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.20% 26.84% 19.86%
Number of salaries quoted 259 509 475
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +9.76%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,750 £57,100
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% +2.43%

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 1,604 3,133 3,097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.75% 32.06% 29.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,190 2,189 2,215
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,975 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,037 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 4 June 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 4 June 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
Bristol -4 125 £50,000 +11.11% 29
Wiltshire 0 117 £65,000 +44.44% 40
Gloucestershire -42 61 £50,000 -7.41% 18
Dorset +56 14 £50,000 - 3
Devon +20 7 £55,000 +124.49% 4
Somerset -18 6 £42,750 +0.45% 11
Cornwall +9 1 - -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 4 June 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.

1 340 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 113 (33.24%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (21.76%) Windows
4 67 (19.71%) DV Cleared
5 63 (18.53%) Microsoft
6 56 (16.47%) Java
7 53 (15.59%) Active Directory
8 50 (14.71%) DevOps
9 49 (14.41%) Cybersecurity
10 48 (14.12%) AWS
11 47 (13.82%) Azure
11 47 (13.82%) Scrum
12 46 (13.53%) Aerospace
13 45 (13.24%) Linux
13 45 (13.24%) Python
14 43 (12.65%) SQL
15 42 (12.35%) Public Sector
16 39 (11.47%) JavaScript
17 38 (11.18%) ITIL
17 38 (11.18%) VMware
18 37 (10.88%) Web Services
19 36 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
19 36 (10.59%) Problem-Solving
20 35 (10.29%) C
21 34 (10.00%) Jenkins
22 32 (9.41%) Management Information System
23 31 (9.12%) SQL Server
24 29 (8.53%) Project Management
24 29 (8.53%) Software Engineering
24 29 (8.53%) 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 18 (5.29%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.53%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.94%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (2.35%) OpenStack
5 7 (2.06%) Apache Spark
5 7 (2.06%) Confluence
6 5 (1.47%) IIS
6 5 (1.47%) JBoss
7 4 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.18%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.88%) Apache
8 3 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.59%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.29%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.29%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.29%) Simulink
5 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.76%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.88%) Maximo
3 3 (0.88%) Primavera
4 2 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 48 (14.12%) AWS
2 47 (13.82%) Azure
3 22 (6.47%) Office 365
4 21 (6.18%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (3.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (3.24%) OneDrive
6 8 (2.35%) Power Platform
7 6 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.47%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (1.47%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.47%) GitHub
8 5 (1.47%) Route 53
8 5 (1.47%) SaaS
8 5 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.59%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.29%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.29%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.29%) IaaS
10 1 (0.29%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.94%) Firewall
2 17 (5.00%) LAN
3 16 (4.71%) Skype
4 14 (4.12%) TCP/IP
4 14 (4.12%) WAN
5 13 (3.82%) Internet
6 9 (2.65%) VPN
6 9 (2.65%) Wireless
7 8 (2.35%) DNS
8 7 (2.06%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (1.76%) Network Security
9 6 (1.76%) Software-Defined Radio
10 5 (1.47%) IPsec
10 5 (1.47%) SAN
10 5 (1.47%) Structured Cabling
10 5 (1.47%) VoIP
10 5 (1.47%) WLAN
11 4 (1.18%) DHCP
11 4 (1.18%) SMTP
11 4 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.12%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.18%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (4.12%) SQL Server 2017
4 13 (3.82%) Big Data
4 13 (3.82%) MongoDB
5 10 (2.94%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.35%) Power BI
7 7 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (2.06%) Hadoop
7 7 (2.06%) HBase
7 7 (2.06%) KNIME
7 7 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (1.76%) MySQL
9 3 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.29%) GIS
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 24 (7.06%) Git (software)
3 20 (5.88%) JIRA
4 14 (4.12%) Selenium
5 13 (3.82%) JUnit
5 13 (3.82%) Maven
6 12 (3.53%) Cucumber
7 11 (3.24%) DbUnit
7 11 (3.24%) jMock
7 11 (3.24%) Mockito
8 10 (2.94%) SonarQube
9 9 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (1.76%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.47%) Bitbucket Server
11 5 (1.47%) Hudson
11 5 (1.47%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (0.88%) JMeter
12 3 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.59%) HP UFT
13 2 (0.59%) Subversion
General
1 46 (13.53%) Aerospace
2 42 (12.35%) Public Sector
3 21 (6.18%) Military
4 18 (5.29%) Finance
5 17 (5.00%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.24%) Electronics
7 9 (2.65%) Marketing
7 9 (2.65%) Police
7 9 (2.65%) Retail
8 6 (1.76%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.18%) Games
10 3 (0.88%) Legal
11 2 (0.59%) Law
11 2 (0.59%) Local Government
12 1 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 46 (13.53%) Developer
2 33 (9.71%) Architect
3 29 (8.53%) Consultant
4 27 (7.94%) Analyst
5 21 (6.18%) DevOps Engineer
6 19 (5.59%) Java Developer
7 17 (5.00%) Security Consultant
8 15 (4.41%) 1st Line Support
8 15 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
9 14 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (3.82%) Business Analyst
10 13 (3.82%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 12 (3.53%) Network Engineer
11 12 (3.53%) Software Developer
11 12 (3.53%) Software Engineer
11 12 (3.53%) Support Engineer
12 11 (3.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (3.24%) IT Support
12 11 (3.24%) Junior
13 10 (2.94%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.88%) Web Services
2 18 (5.29%) .NET
2 18 (5.29%) HTML
3 15 (4.41%) J2EE
4 14 (4.12%) Spring
5 13 (3.82%) RESTful
6 11 (3.24%) PowerMock
6 11 (3.24%) REST
6 11 (3.24%) SOAP
7 10 (2.94%) .NET Framework
7 10 (2.94%) Node.js
8 9 (2.65%) ASP.NET
8 9 (2.65%) CSS
8 9 (2.65%) SailPoint
9 8 (2.35%) Apache Camel
9 8 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (2.35%) XML
10 6 (1.76%) .NET Core
10 6 (1.76%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.76%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.41%) Management Information System
2 17 (5.00%) CESG
3 16 (4.71%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.35%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.35%) Driving Licence
7 7 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.06%) User Experience
8 5 (1.47%) CCTV
8 5 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.47%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.18%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 4 (1.18%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.88%) iPad
10 3 (0.88%) iPhone
10 3 (0.88%) PKI
10 3 (0.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 74 (21.76%) Windows
2 45 (13.24%) Linux
3 24 (7.06%) Windows Server
4 22 (6.47%) Windows 10
5 17 (5.00%) Unix
6 16 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (3.53%) Debian
8 10 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (2.65%) CentOS
10 8 (2.35%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (1.47%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.18%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2016
13 3 (0.88%) Kali Linux
13 3 (0.88%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.59%) Solaris
14 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.29%) Android
15 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (33.24%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (14.71%) DevOps
3 49 (14.41%) Cybersecurity
4 47 (13.82%) Scrum
5 38 (11.18%) ITIL
6 36 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (10.59%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (8.53%) Project Management
7 29 (8.53%) Software Engineering
8 28 (8.24%) Mentoring
9 26 (7.65%) Information Assurance
10 24 (7.06%) Systems Engineering
11 23 (6.76%) Analytics
12 22 (6.47%) TDD
12 22 (6.47%) Test Automation
13 21 (6.18%) Information Security
14 19 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (5.59%) Service Design
14 19 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (5.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 56 (16.47%) Java
2 45 (13.24%) Python
3 43 (12.65%) SQL
4 39 (11.47%) JavaScript
5 35 (10.29%) C
6 28 (8.24%) C#
6 28 (8.24%) C++
7 21 (6.18%) PowerShell
8 13 (3.82%) Ruby
9 11 (3.24%) Bash Shell
9 11 (3.24%) Perl
10 7 (2.06%) R
11 5 (1.47%) Ada
12 4 (1.18%) Java 8
13 3 (0.88%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.29%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.29%) Fortran
14 1 (0.29%) Go
14 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 340 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 67 (19.71%) DV Cleared
3 23 (6.76%) CESG Certified Professional
3 23 (6.76%) CISSP
3 23 (6.76%) Degree
4 18 (5.29%) CISM
5 12 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (2.94%) CRISC
7 8 (2.35%) AWS Certification
8 7 (2.06%) CEH
8 7 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.06%) MCSA
9 6 (1.76%) CCNA
10 5 (1.47%) IISP
11 4 (1.18%) CREST Certified
11 4 (1.18%) HND
12 3 (0.88%) CCNP
12 3 (0.88%) CISA
12 3 (0.88%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 13 (3.82%) JSP 440
2 11 (3.24%) SLA
3 9 (2.65%) NCSC
4 7 (2.06%) QA
5 6 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.18%) Def Stans
7 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.59%) ARP4754
8 2 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.59%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.59%) NIST
9 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.29%) GDPR
9 1 (0.29%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.29%) MISRA
9 1 (0.29%) MISRA C
9 1 (0.29%) RMADS
System Software
1 53 (15.59%) Active Directory
2 29 (8.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.18%) Docker
4 18 (5.29%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (3.82%) vSphere
6 5 (1.47%) VMware NSX
7 4 (1.18%) Snort
7 4 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.88%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.59%) Firmware
9 2 (0.59%) NDS
9 2 (0.59%) Postfix
10 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.29%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.29%) XenApp
10 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (5.00%) Terraform
1 17 (5.00%) vCenter Server
2 13 (3.82%) Kubernetes
3 10 (2.94%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 9 (2.65%) Cloudify
4 9 (2.65%) logstash
4 9 (2.65%) Packer
5 8 (2.35%) Puppet
5 8 (2.35%) SCCM
6 6 (1.76%) Ansible
6 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.18%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 4 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.88%) Nagios
8 3 (0.88%) WSUS
9 2 (0.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.59%) Nmap
9 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.29%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 63 (18.53%) Microsoft
2 38 (11.18%) VMware
3 22 (6.47%) Cisco
4 15 (4.41%) Oracle
5 13 (3.82%) NetIQ
6 10 (2.94%) Atlassian
6 10 (2.94%) Splunk
7 9 (2.65%) ForgeRock
8 8 (2.35%) Dell
8 8 (2.35%) Juniper
9 6 (1.76%) SAP
9 6 (1.76%) Sparx
10 5 (1.47%) Capita
10 5 (1.47%) McAfee
11 4 (1.18%) CyberArk
11 4 (1.18%) NetApp
11 4 (1.18%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.18%) Veeam
12 3 (0.88%) Red Box
12 3 (0.88%) Siemens