Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 42 31
Rank change year-on-year +1 -11 +36
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 650 719 789
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.25% 6.96% 7.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.26% 22.17% 22.25%
Number of salaries quoted 474 515 638
South West median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.24% - -
10th Percentile £30,500 £27,200 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% -

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 3,057 3,243 3,546
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.42% 31.39% 32.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2,281 2,538 2,818
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +3.85%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £64,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +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 21 August 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 21 August 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 0 231 £45,000 +12.50% 35
Gloucestershire +38 207 £46,000 -8.00% 16
Bristol -24 159 £47,500 +18.01% 53
Somerset +4 35 £44,000 +33.33% 4
Dorset -49 8 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Devon -3 3 £24,250 -37.01% 5
Cornwall +1 1 £25,750 - 1
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 650 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 228 (35.08%) DV Cleared
3 196 (30.15%) C
4 176 (27.08%) Windows
5 160 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
6 152 (23.38%) Linux
7 151 (23.23%) ITIL
8 144 (22.15%) Microsoft
9 117 (18.00%) Finance
10 112 (17.23%) Python
11 111 (17.08%) Software Engineering
12 107 (16.46%) C#
13 104 (16.00%) UML
14 103 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
15 102 (15.69%) Service Management
16 101 (15.54%) C++
17 97 (14.92%) Continuous Integration
18 92 (14.15%) Java
18 92 (14.15%) Degree
18 92 (14.15%) Cybersecurity
19 88 (13.54%) Collaborative Working
20 82 (12.62%) Cisco
21 76 (11.69%) Business Intelligence
21 76 (11.69%) TDD
22 67 (10.31%) Project Management
23 66 (10.15%) Amazon AWS
24 65 (10.00%) VMware
25 63 (9.69%) Scrum
25 63 (9.69%) SQL Server
25 63 (9.69%) TOGAF

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 45 (6.92%) Elasticsearch
2 44 (6.77%) SharePoint
3 30 (4.62%) SharePoint 2013
4 28 (4.31%) MS Exchange
5 20 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 16 (2.46%) Confluence
7 9 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (1.23%) Alfresco
8 8 (1.23%) Joomla!
9 6 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.77%) Apache
11 4 (0.62%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.62%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.46%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.31%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.31%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 34 (5.23%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (4.77%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.15%) Simulink
6 1 (0.15%) Solid Edge
6 1 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.31%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 103 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (10.15%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.23%) Office 365
4 2 (0.31%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.31%) SaaS
4 2 (0.31%) Slack
4 2 (0.31%) Trello
5 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (7.85%) WAN
2 49 (7.54%) LAN
3 43 (6.62%) Firewall
4 33 (5.08%) Network Security
5 30 (4.62%) Wireshark
6 26 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 21 (3.23%) BGP
7 21 (3.23%) EIGRP
8 20 (3.08%) Software-Defined Networking
8 20 (3.08%) Unified Communications
9 19 (2.92%) Cisco IOS
10 18 (2.77%) TCP/IP
11 17 (2.62%) Cisco Nexus
11 17 (2.62%) NX-OS
11 17 (2.62%) VLAN
12 15 (2.31%) Ethernet
12 15 (2.31%) SSL
12 15 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (2.00%) Internet
13 13 (2.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.00%) MongoDB
3 20 (3.08%) Big Data
4 18 (2.77%) MySQL
5 12 (1.85%) Hadoop
5 12 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
6 11 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (1.38%) Geospatial Data
8 8 (1.23%) Power BI
9 6 (0.92%) Apache Hive
9 6 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.77%) Neo4j
10 5 (0.77%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.77%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (0.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 4 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (5.54%) Git (software)
3 34 (5.23%) Rational DOORS
4 33 (5.08%) JIRA
5 28 (4.31%) gulp
5 28 (4.31%) Jasmine
5 28 (4.31%) Karma Test Runner
6 23 (3.54%) MSI
7 20 (3.08%) Subversion
8 18 (2.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 16 (2.46%) Eclipse
9 16 (2.46%) JUnit
9 16 (2.46%) Maven
10 14 (2.15%) Jenkins
11 13 (2.00%) Visual Studio
12 9 (1.38%) Selenium
13 6 (0.92%) Ant
13 6 (0.92%) Cucumber
13 6 (0.92%) Rational Rhapsody
13 6 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 117 (18.00%) Finance
2 33 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 28 (4.31%) Marketing
4 27 (4.15%) Electronics
5 26 (4.00%) Manufacturing
6 24 (3.69%) Law
7 11 (1.69%) Military
8 10 (1.54%) Aerospace
9 8 (1.23%) Publishing
10 6 (0.92%) Billing
10 6 (0.92%) Retail
11 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 96 (14.77%) Developer
2 80 (12.31%) Software Engineer
3 66 (10.15%) Architect
4 60 (9.23%) Analyst
5 41 (6.31%) Systems Engineer
6 37 (5.69%) Consultant
7 35 (5.38%) Security Engineer
7 35 (5.38%) Solutions Architect
8 33 (5.08%) Applications Developer
8 33 (5.08%) Network Engineer
9 32 (4.92%) Java Developer
10 29 (4.46%) Senior Software Engineer
10 29 (4.46%) Test Engineer
11 28 (4.31%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 25 (3.85%) Lead Developer
13 23 (3.54%) Applications Packager
14 22 (3.38%) Java Applications Developer
15 19 (2.92%) Service Analyst
16 17 (2.62%) Senior Systems Engineer
16 17 (2.62%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (8.77%) .NET
2 53 (8.15%) AngularJS
3 44 (6.77%) HTML
4 41 (6.31%) REST
5 39 (6.00%) ASP.NET
6 35 (5.38%) .NET Framework
7 34 (5.23%) ASP.NET MVC
8 33 (5.08%) Spring
9 28 (4.31%) Entity Framework
9 28 (4.31%) Swagger
9 28 (4.31%) XML
10 27 (4.15%) HTML5
10 27 (4.15%) JSF
11 21 (3.23%) Apache Flex
11 21 (3.23%) Node.js
12 19 (2.92%) EJB
13 17 (2.62%) CSS
14 16 (2.46%) Hibernate
14 16 (2.46%) Java EE
14 16 (2.46%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.38%) Computer Science
2 36 (5.54%) Embedded Systems
3 35 (5.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 33 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (4.31%) Management Information System
6 25 (3.85%) Blackberry
7 24 (3.69%) Data Centre
8 23 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
9 20 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
10 19 (2.92%) Clustering
11 18 (2.77%) Driving Licence
12 16 (2.46%) User Experience
13 13 (2.00%) Client/Server
14 10 (1.54%) Cyber Warfare
14 10 (1.54%) EMC VNX
15 9 (1.38%) RIA
16 8 (1.23%) Device Driver
16 8 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (1.23%) VHDL
17 6 (0.92%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 176 (27.08%) Windows
2 152 (23.38%) Linux
3 62 (9.54%) Windows 7
4 33 (5.08%) Windows Server
5 32 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (4.46%) Windows 10
7 27 (4.15%) CentOS
8 23 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (3.38%) Android
10 20 (3.08%) Apple iOS
10 20 (3.08%) Unix
11 8 (1.23%) Embedded Linux
12 7 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.08%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.62%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.62%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.31%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.15%) Debian
15 1 (0.15%) Fedora
15 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (23.23%) ITIL
3 111 (17.08%) Software Engineering
4 104 (16.00%) UML
5 102 (15.69%) Service Management
6 97 (14.92%) Continuous Integration
7 92 (14.15%) Cybersecurity
8 88 (13.54%) Collaborative Working
9 76 (11.69%) Business Intelligence
9 76 (11.69%) TDD
10 67 (10.31%) Project Management
11 63 (9.69%) Scrum
11 63 (9.69%) TOGAF
12 62 (9.54%) Test Automation
13 61 (9.38%) DevOps
14 56 (8.62%) Mentoring
15 51 (7.85%) BDD
16 49 (7.54%) Enterprise Architecture
17 47 (7.23%) PRINCE2
18 44 (6.77%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 196 (30.15%) C
2 112 (17.23%) Python
3 107 (16.46%) C#
4 101 (15.54%) C++
5 92 (14.15%) Java
6 60 (9.23%) PowerShell
7 49 (7.54%) JavaScript
8 42 (6.46%) SQL
9 22 (3.38%) Bash Shell
10 17 (2.62%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.85%) Embedded C
11 12 (1.85%) Embedded C++
12 11 (1.69%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.69%) Ruby
12 11 (1.69%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.23%) Assembly Language
13 8 (1.23%) Perl
14 5 (0.77%) Go
15 4 (0.62%) Tcl
15 4 (0.62%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 650 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 228 (35.08%) DV Cleared
3 92 (14.15%) Degree
4 45 (6.92%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (6.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 37 (5.69%) CCNP
7 28 (4.31%) MCPD
8 24 (3.69%) TOGAF Certification
9 16 (2.46%) CCNA
10 14 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
11 13 (2.00%) CISSP
11 13 (2.00%) ISEB
12 12 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 12 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 11 (1.69%) ISTQB
14 10 (1.54%) MCITP
15 9 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (1.08%) CEH
16 7 (1.08%) MCDST
16 7 (1.08%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.77%) SLA
2 17 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 17 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.46%) ISO 9001
3 16 (2.46%) QA
4 12 (1.85%) GDPR
5 4 (0.62%) RMADS
6 3 (0.46%) COBIT
6 3 (0.46%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.46%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.31%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.31%) GPG13
7 2 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.31%) MISRA
7 2 (0.31%) PMO
8 1 (0.15%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.15%) ECSS
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 61 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (7.85%) Active Directory
3 31 (4.77%) Virtual Desktop
4 23 (3.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (1.54%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.38%) Firmware
7 8 (1.23%) Docker
7 8 (1.23%) vSphere
8 4 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.46%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.31%) Snort
10 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.15%) HDFS
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 61 (9.38%) SCCM
2 27 (4.15%) Nagios
3 24 (3.69%) Cisco LMS
3 24 (3.69%) Opsview
4 20 (3.08%) SCOM
4 20 (3.08%) vRealize
5 10 (1.54%) Cacti
5 10 (1.54%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (0.77%) Ansible
9 4 (0.62%) Puppet
10 3 (0.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.46%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.46%) Salt
11 2 (0.31%) Nessus
11 2 (0.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 144 (22.15%) Microsoft
2 82 (12.62%) Cisco
3 65 (10.00%) VMware
4 36 (5.54%) Oracle
5 27 (4.15%) Juniper
5 27 (4.15%) SAP
6 25 (3.85%) Red Hat
7 23 (3.54%) EMC
8 19 (2.92%) Citrix
9 13 (2.00%) Veeam
10 12 (1.85%) SolarWinds
11 11 (1.69%) F5
11 11 (1.69%) HP
11 11 (1.69%) IBM
12 10 (1.54%) Dell
13 9 (1.38%) McAfee
14 8 (1.23%) CheckPoint
15 7 (1.08%) Atlassian
15 7 (1.08%) Tableau
16 6 (0.92%) Symantec