Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 43 42
Rank change year-on-year +20 -1 +2
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 307 626 692
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 9.55% 6.32% 6.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.79% 20.65% 23.23%
Number of salaries quoted 243 441 489
Median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +14.13% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,374 £29,700
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +7.53%

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 997 3,031 2,979
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 31.03% 30.58% 28.85%
Number of salaries quoted 738 2,236 2,248
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,438 £26,700 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Wiltshire +29 159 £65,000 +23.81% 24
Bristol +11 85 £52,500 +5.00% 23
Gloucestershire -30 21 £55,000 +4.76% 11
Somerset +14 17 £47,500 +25.52% 5
Dorset +49 11 £48,750 -22.00% 14
Devon +33 5 £40,750 +66.33% 5
Cornwall - 3 £65,000 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 307 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 129 (42.02%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (25.73%) AWS
4 68 (22.15%) Java
5 59 (19.22%) Scrum
6 55 (17.92%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (17.26%) JavaScript
7 53 (17.26%) Windows
8 52 (16.94%) DevOps
9 47 (15.31%) Linux
9 47 (15.31%) DV Cleared
10 46 (14.98%) SQL
10 46 (14.98%) Python
11 43 (14.01%) Oracle
12 40 (13.03%) Test Automation
13 39 (12.70%) ITIL
13 39 (12.70%) Microsoft
14 38 (12.38%) Jenkins
15 37 (12.05%) VMware
16 36 (11.73%) Active Directory
16 36 (11.73%) Web Services
17 35 (11.40%) TDD
17 35 (11.40%) Azure
18 34 (11.07%) Cisco
19 32 (10.42%) Degree
20 31 (10.10%) Public Sector
21 30 (9.77%) Windows Server
22 29 (9.45%) Firewall
23 28 (9.12%) JIRA
23 28 (9.12%) Kanban

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 16 (5.21%) Confluence
2 13 (4.23%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.91%) Tomcat
4 11 (3.58%) MS Exchange
5 8 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.28%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (1.95%) JBoss
8 4 (1.30%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.65%) Apache
9 2 (0.65%) Camunda
9 2 (0.65%) CMS
9 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.33%) IIS
10 1 (0.33%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.33%) SAS
10 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.63%) Adobe XD
2 5 (1.63%) InVision
2 5 (1.63%) OmniGraffle
2 5 (1.63%) Sketch
2 5 (1.63%) UXPin
3 2 (0.65%) Simulink
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 5 (1.63%) Maximo
2 4 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.30%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 79 (25.73%) AWS
2 35 (11.40%) Azure
3 22 (7.17%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (4.89%) Office 365
5 12 (3.91%) IaaS
6 11 (3.58%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (3.26%) Amazon ELB
7 10 (3.26%) Amazon S3
7 10 (3.26%) Route 53
7 10 (3.26%) SaaS
8 6 (1.95%) GitHub
9 4 (1.30%) AWS CloudTrail
9 4 (1.30%) NuGet
9 4 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.98%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.65%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.65%) PaaS
12 1 (0.33%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.45%) Firewall
2 17 (5.54%) TCP/IP
3 11 (3.58%) Network Security
3 11 (3.58%) Skype
4 10 (3.26%) VPN
5 9 (2.93%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (2.93%) OSPF
6 8 (2.61%) DNS
6 8 (2.61%) LAN
6 8 (2.61%) WAN
7 7 (2.28%) BGP
7 7 (2.28%) SMTP
7 7 (2.28%) Unified Communications
7 7 (2.28%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (1.63%) Wireless
9 4 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.30%) Cisco Wireless
9 4 (1.30%) IPv4
9 4 (1.30%) IPv6
10 3 (0.98%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.17%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (3.58%) MongoDB
4 10 (3.26%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (3.26%) MySQL
5 7 (2.28%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.30%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.98%) Big Data
7 3 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.98%) OLAP
7 3 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.98%) Power BI
7 3 (0.98%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.33%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (12.38%) Jenkins
2 28 (9.12%) JIRA
3 26 (8.47%) Git (software)
4 21 (6.84%) Cucumber
5 20 (6.51%) Maven
6 19 (6.19%) Selenium
7 16 (5.21%) JUnit
8 14 (4.56%) Mockito
9 13 (4.23%) SonarQube
10 12 (3.91%) DbUnit
10 12 (3.91%) jMock
10 12 (3.91%) Oracle APEX
11 11 (3.58%) GitLab
12 10 (3.26%) Bitbucket Server
12 10 (3.26%) Hudson
13 9 (2.93%) Eclipse
14 6 (1.95%) JMeter
14 6 (1.95%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (1.63%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (10.10%) Public Sector
2 14 (4.56%) Finance
2 14 (4.56%) Military
3 12 (3.91%) Aerospace
4 10 (3.26%) Electronics
5 8 (2.61%) Legal
5 8 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.28%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.95%) Marketing
7 6 (1.95%) Retail
8 3 (0.98%) Law
9 2 (0.65%) Advertising
9 2 (0.65%) Games
10 1 (0.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 83 (27.04%) Developer
2 31 (10.10%) Architect
3 26 (8.47%) Analyst
4 25 (8.14%) Java Developer
5 24 (7.82%) DevOps Engineer
6 17 (5.54%) Network Engineer
7 16 (5.21%) Oracle Developer
8 15 (4.89%) Software Developer
8 15 (4.89%) Support Engineer
9 14 (4.56%) Scrum Master
9 14 (4.56%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (3.91%) Consultant
10 12 (3.91%) Lead Developer
11 11 (3.58%) Business Analyst
12 10 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (2.93%) Applications Developer
13 9 (2.93%) User Researcher
14 8 (2.61%) Infrastructure Support
14 8 (2.61%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 8 (2.61%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (11.73%) Web Services
2 24 (7.82%) Spring
3 22 (7.17%) J2EE
4 20 (6.51%) Node.js
5 18 (5.86%) REST
5 18 (5.86%) SailPoint
6 17 (5.54%) Middleware
6 17 (5.54%) XML
7 16 (5.21%) .NET
8 15 (4.89%) AngularJS
8 15 (4.89%) Oracle Fusion
9 14 (4.56%) CSS
9 14 (4.56%) RESTful
10 12 (3.91%) Apache Camel
10 12 (3.91%) HTML
10 12 (3.91%) PowerMock
10 12 (3.91%) SOAP
11 9 (2.93%) .NET Framework
11 9 (2.93%) SAML
11 9 (2.93%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.84%) User Experience
2 20 (6.51%) Cyberthreat
3 11 (3.58%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.63%) PKI
6 5 (1.63%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.65%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.65%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (0.65%) CESG
7 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.65%) NHS
7 2 (0.65%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (0.65%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.33%) Analogue Electronics
8 1 (0.33%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.33%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.33%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 53 (17.26%) Windows
2 47 (15.31%) Linux
3 30 (9.77%) Windows Server
4 21 (6.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (4.89%) Windows 10
6 9 (2.93%) Unix
7 6 (1.95%) CentOS
8 5 (1.63%) Mac OS
8 5 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.30%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.30%) Debian
9 4 (1.30%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.65%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.65%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.33%) Android
12 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (42.02%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (19.22%) Scrum
3 55 (17.92%) Continuous Integration
4 52 (16.94%) DevOps
5 40 (13.03%) Test Automation
6 39 (12.70%) ITIL
7 35 (11.40%) TDD
8 28 (9.12%) Cybersecurity
8 28 (9.12%) Kanban
8 28 (9.12%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (7.82%) BDD
9 24 (7.82%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (7.82%) Software Engineering
10 23 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (7.49%) Workflow
11 20 (6.51%) Mentoring
12 19 (6.19%) Configuration Management
12 19 (6.19%) Migration
13 18 (5.86%) User Stories
14 16 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 68 (22.15%) Java
2 53 (17.26%) JavaScript
3 46 (14.98%) Python
3 46 (14.98%) SQL
4 25 (8.14%) Bash Shell
5 20 (6.51%) PowerShell
6 19 (6.19%) C#
6 19 (6.19%) C++
7 18 (5.86%) C
7 18 (5.86%) PL/SQL
8 10 (3.26%) Java 8
9 8 (2.61%) Ruby
10 2 (0.65%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.65%) Perl
10 2 (0.65%) R
10 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.65%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.33%) Fortran
11 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 307 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 47 (15.31%) DV Cleared
3 32 (10.42%) Degree
4 19 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (4.56%) CCNA
6 14 (4.56%) CISSP
7 11 (3.58%) CCNP
8 9 (2.93%) CESG Certified Professional
9 8 (2.61%) CISM
9 8 (2.61%) MCSE
10 7 (2.28%) HNC
11 6 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (1.63%) AWS Certification
12 5 (1.63%) MCSA
12 5 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (1.30%) CISA
13 4 (1.30%) CRISC
14 3 (0.98%) CEH
14 3 (0.98%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.21%) SLA
2 12 (3.91%) NCSC
3 7 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 6 (1.95%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.95%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.63%) NIST
5 5 (1.63%) QA
5 5 (1.63%) RMADS
6 3 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (0.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.98%) ISO 22301
6 3 (0.98%) ISO 31000
7 2 (0.65%) COBIT
7 2 (0.65%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.65%) GDPR
7 2 (0.65%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.33%) MISRA
8 1 (0.33%) MISRA C
System Software
1 36 (11.73%) Active Directory
2 23 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.54%) Docker
4 16 (5.21%) vSphere
5 9 (2.93%) NDS
6 8 (2.61%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 4 (1.30%) Snort
7 4 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.65%) Firmware
8 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.65%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.33%) XenApp
9 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (7.17%) NetIQ Identity Manager
2 21 (6.84%) Terraform
3 17 (5.54%) Ansible
4 15 (4.89%) Puppet
5 10 (3.26%) Kubernetes
6 8 (2.61%) Tivoli
7 7 (2.28%) vCenter Server
8 6 (1.95%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (1.63%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 5 (1.63%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 5 (1.63%) WhatsUp Gold
10 4 (1.30%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 4 (1.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 4 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.98%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 3 (0.98%) Oracle Identity Management
12 2 (0.65%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.65%) Kibana
12 2 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.65%) Nessus
Vendors
1 43 (14.01%) Oracle
2 39 (12.70%) Microsoft
3 37 (12.05%) VMware
4 34 (11.07%) Cisco
5 25 (8.14%) NetIQ
6 18 (5.86%) ForgeRock
7 15 (4.89%) Splunk
8 14 (4.56%) Juniper
9 13 (4.23%) Veeam
10 9 (2.93%) IBM
11 8 (2.61%) NetApp
11 8 (2.61%) SolarWinds
12 7 (2.28%) Atlassian
12 7 (2.28%) Dell
12 7 (2.28%) Okta
12 7 (2.28%) Palo Alto
13 6 (1.95%) CyberArk
13 6 (1.95%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.95%) SAP
13 6 (1.95%) TOWER Software