Period
to 28 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 10 21
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11 -5
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 972 1,407 1,064
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 12.33% 14.04% 10.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.28% 47.63% 35.16%
Number of salaries quoted 647 914 631
Median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +7.14%
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,750 £30,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Security 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 2,195 2,954 3,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.84% 29.48% 29.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,610 2,083 2,125
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,190 £24,750
90th Percentile £71,362 £66,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,259 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +4.52% +4.17% +6.67%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the South West

Security Cleared
Salary Trend in the South West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in the South West.

Salary trend for Security Cleared in the South West

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in the South West over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in the South West

Security 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 Security Cleared within the South West region over the 6 months to 28 March 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 -1 420 £50,000 - 70
Bristol -2 214 £47,500 +5.56% 50
Wiltshire -11 163 £51,500 +5.10% 66
Somerset +12 71 £38,300 -23.40% 20
Dorset +67 63 £51,250 +7.89% 31
Devon +10 21 £47,500 +72.73% 6
Cornwall +8 3 £65,000 +136.36% 2
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, IT jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 454 (46.71%) SC Cleared
2 430 (44.24%) DV Cleared
3 372 (38.27%) Agile Software Development
4 273 (28.09%) Java
5 209 (21.50%) Linux
6 206 (21.19%) Windows
7 193 (19.86%) C++
8 184 (18.93%) Python
9 172 (17.70%) Software Engineering
10 166 (17.08%) Degree
11 155 (15.95%) Aerospace
11 155 (15.95%) DevOps
12 152 (15.64%) Microsoft
13 146 (15.02%) C#
14 136 (13.99%) C
15 133 (13.68%) JavaScript
16 131 (13.48%) Active Directory
17 124 (12.76%) Cybersecurity
18 108 (11.11%) Military
19 106 (10.91%) SQL
20 104 (10.70%) VMware
20 104 (10.70%) Public Sector
21 101 (10.39%) Management Information System
22 99 (10.19%) Azure
23 95 (9.77%) Docker
24 94 (9.67%) ITIL
25 93 (9.57%) OO
26 84 (8.64%) VMware Infrastructure
27 83 (8.54%) Finance
28 80 (8.23%) .NET

Security 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 35 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.37%) Confluence
3 22 (2.26%) Apache
3 22 (2.26%) JBoss
4 16 (1.65%) MS Exchange
5 13 (1.34%) OpenStack
6 12 (1.23%) IIS
7 11 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.13%) Tornado
8 8 (0.82%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.72%) Apache Spark
9 7 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.51%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.21%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (0.21%) Oracle Spatial
12 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.10%) NetWeaver
13 1 (0.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 24 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.72%) Figma
6 5 (0.51%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.21%) FrameMaker
7 2 (0.21%) Simulink
8 1 (0.10%) Gephi
8 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.72%) Primavera
2 6 (0.62%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 5 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.10%) Maximo
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 99 (10.19%) Azure
2 64 (6.58%) AWS
3 47 (4.84%) Office 365
4 35 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (1.95%) OneDrive
6 16 (1.65%) SaaS
7 14 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (1.23%) Power Platform
9 11 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (1.13%) PaaS
10 9 (0.93%) Azure Stack
10 9 (0.93%) IaaS
10 9 (0.93%) Trello
11 8 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.41%) GitHub
13 4 (0.41%) NuGet
13 4 (0.41%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.31%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 60 (6.17%) Firewall
2 51 (5.25%) TCP/IP
3 47 (4.84%) Internet
4 28 (2.88%) Tactical Data Link
5 27 (2.78%) LAN
6 24 (2.47%) VPN
7 20 (2.06%) HTTP
7 20 (2.06%) WAN
8 19 (1.95%) DNS
9 17 (1.75%) Wireless
10 16 (1.65%) DHCP
10 16 (1.65%) Network Security
11 13 (1.34%) Skype
12 12 (1.23%) Wireshark
13 11 (1.13%) IPsec
13 11 (1.13%) OSPF
14 9 (0.93%) BGP
14 9 (0.93%) NetScaler
14 9 (0.93%) Software-Defined Radio
14 9 (0.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (6.38%) MongoDB
2 48 (4.94%) Big Data
3 39 (4.01%) SQL Server
4 35 (3.60%) Hadoop
5 34 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (2.47%) Geospatial Data
7 22 (2.26%) NoSQL
8 18 (1.85%) GIS
8 18 (1.85%) MySQL
9 14 (1.44%) SQLite
10 12 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
10 12 (1.23%) Power BI
11 11 (1.13%) SQL Server 2017
12 9 (0.93%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.51%) HBase
14 5 (0.51%) KNIME
14 5 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
14 5 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 63 (6.48%) Jenkins
2 61 (6.28%) JIRA
3 48 (4.94%) Git (software)
4 33 (3.40%) Rational DOORS
5 23 (2.37%) Selenium
6 22 (2.26%) Cucumber
7 21 (2.16%) JUnit
8 19 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 18 (1.85%) Eclipse
10 15 (1.54%) Maven
11 12 (1.23%) Visual Studio
12 9 (0.93%) Subversion
13 8 (0.82%) IDA Disassembler
14 7 (0.72%) Axure RP
14 7 (0.72%) Bitbucket
14 7 (0.72%) Bitbucket Server
14 7 (0.72%) Metasploit
14 7 (0.72%) Mockito
15 6 (0.62%) Eclipse RCP
15 6 (0.62%) Vagrant
General
1 155 (15.95%) Aerospace
2 108 (11.11%) Military
3 104 (10.70%) Public Sector
4 83 (8.54%) Finance
5 62 (6.38%) Telecoms
6 50 (5.14%) Electronics
7 46 (4.73%) Marketing
8 43 (4.42%) Manufacturing
9 22 (2.26%) Legal
10 13 (1.34%) Retail
11 12 (1.23%) Police
12 6 (0.62%) Games
12 6 (0.62%) Law
13 2 (0.21%) Advertising
13 2 (0.21%) Local Government
14 1 (0.10%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 169 (17.39%) Developer
2 85 (8.74%) Software Engineer
3 72 (7.41%) Software Developer
4 65 (6.69%) Analyst
5 61 (6.28%) Consultant
6 60 (6.17%) Architect
7 54 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 53 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
9 51 (5.25%) Java Developer
10 50 (5.14%) Support Engineer
11 38 (3.91%) DevOps Engineer
12 32 (3.29%) Business Analyst
12 32 (3.29%) Security Consultant
13 29 (2.98%) Solutions Architect
14 26 (2.67%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 26 (2.67%) Junior
15 24 (2.47%) C# Developer
15 24 (2.47%) Network Engineer
15 24 (2.47%) Technical Manager
16 23 (2.37%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (8.23%) .NET
2 65 (6.69%) HTML
3 59 (6.07%) AngularJS
4 49 (5.04%) Node.js
5 46 (4.73%) CSS
5 46 (4.73%) Spring
6 44 (4.53%) React
7 37 (3.81%) Web Services
8 29 (2.98%) XML
9 26 (2.67%) REST
10 24 (2.47%) .NET Framework
10 24 (2.47%) Hibernate
11 22 (2.26%) Java EE
12 19 (1.95%) HTML5
12 19 (1.95%) J2EE
13 18 (1.85%) Enzyme
13 18 (1.85%) Jest
14 17 (1.75%) EJB
14 17 (1.75%) JSON
15 16 (1.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 101 (10.39%) Management Information System
2 56 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
4 34 (3.50%) Cyberthreat
5 33 (3.40%) Data Centre
6 24 (2.47%) CESG
7 20 (2.06%) Embedded Systems
8 17 (1.75%) Driving Licence
9 16 (1.65%) User Experience
10 14 (1.44%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
12 12 (1.23%) PKI
13 10 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 8 (0.82%) Mobile Computing
16 7 (0.72%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 7 (0.72%) Cybercrime
17 6 (0.62%) Cloud Native
17 6 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
17 6 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 209 (21.50%) Linux
2 206 (21.19%) Windows
3 77 (7.92%) Unix
4 50 (5.14%) Windows 10
4 50 (5.14%) Windows Server
5 40 (4.12%) CentOS
5 40 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (2.06%) Windows 7
8 16 (1.65%) Android
8 16 (1.65%) Windows Server 2019
9 14 (1.44%) Apple iOS
10 10 (1.03%) Debian
11 9 (0.93%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.93%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2016
13 6 (0.62%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.62%) Windows 2000
13 6 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.51%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (38.27%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (17.70%) Software Engineering
3 155 (15.95%) DevOps
4 124 (12.76%) Cybersecurity
5 94 (9.67%) ITIL
6 93 (9.57%) OO
7 76 (7.82%) Scrum
8 74 (7.61%) Project Management
9 67 (6.89%) TDD
10 61 (6.28%) Systems Engineering
10 61 (6.28%) UML
11 60 (6.17%) Problem-Solving
12 59 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
12 59 (6.07%) Test Automation
13 58 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
13 58 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 55 (5.66%) Machine Learning
14 55 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
15 54 (5.56%) Information Security
15 54 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 273 (28.09%) Java
2 193 (19.86%) C++
3 184 (18.93%) Python
4 146 (15.02%) C#
5 136 (13.99%) C
6 133 (13.68%) JavaScript
7 106 (10.91%) SQL
8 53 (5.45%) PowerShell
9 32 (3.29%) Ruby
10 28 (2.88%) Bash Shell
11 19 (1.95%) Java 8
12 15 (1.54%) R
13 13 (1.34%) PHP
14 12 (1.23%) Go
14 12 (1.23%) MATLAB
14 12 (1.23%) Perl
15 11 (1.13%) Scala
16 6 (0.62%) Ada
16 6 (0.62%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 454 (46.71%) SC Cleared
2 430 (44.24%) DV Cleared
3 166 (17.08%) Degree
4 41 (4.22%) CISSP
5 35 (3.60%) CCNA
5 35 (3.60%) CESG Certified Professional
5 35 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (2.67%) CISM
8 23 (2.37%) MCSE
9 22 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
9 22 (2.26%) HND
10 19 (1.95%) CEH
11 16 (1.65%) CRISC
12 15 (1.54%) ISTQB
12 15 (1.54%) MCSA
13 13 (1.34%) CompTIA Security+
14 12 (1.23%) IISP
15 11 (1.13%) CCNP
16 10 (1.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.88%) JSP 440
2 26 (2.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 26 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 12 (1.23%) NCSC
5 10 (1.03%) QA
6 8 (0.82%) NIST
7 7 (0.72%) PMO
8 6 (0.62%) GDPR
8 6 (0.62%) HMG Infosec
9 5 (0.51%) Def Stans
10 4 (0.41%) GPG13
10 4 (0.41%) IEC 61508
10 4 (0.41%) RMADS
10 4 (0.41%) SLA
11 3 (0.31%) ARP4754
11 3 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.31%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 131 (13.48%) Active Directory
2 95 (9.77%) Docker
3 84 (8.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (4.12%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (2.67%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.65%) VMware NSX
7 13 (1.34%) vSphere
8 11 (1.13%) VirtualBox
9 10 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (0.93%) XenApp
11 7 (0.72%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.62%) Samba
13 5 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.41%) NFS
14 4 (0.41%) Xen
15 3 (0.31%) iptables
15 3 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
16 2 (0.21%) Oracle Clusterware
16 2 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 60 (6.17%) Ansible
2 45 (4.63%) Kubernetes
3 37 (3.81%) vCenter Server
4 33 (3.40%) SCCM
5 25 (2.57%) Terraform
6 24 (2.47%) Puppet
7 18 (1.85%) SCOM
8 17 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (1.65%) Cloudify
10 14 (1.44%) logstash
10 14 (1.44%) Packer
11 10 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
12 9 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 9 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (0.93%) Nagios
12 9 (0.93%) SCOrch
13 7 (0.72%) Nmap
14 5 (0.51%) PowerCLI
15 4 (0.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 4 (0.41%) vRealize
Vendors
1 152 (15.64%) Microsoft
2 104 (10.70%) VMware
3 59 (6.07%) Cisco
4 57 (5.86%) Atlassian
5 55 (5.66%) Oracle
6 40 (4.12%) SAP
7 23 (2.37%) Red Hat
7 23 (2.37%) Splunk
8 21 (2.16%) Juniper
9 17 (1.75%) Veeam
10 14 (1.44%) Citrix
11 11 (1.13%) McAfee
12 10 (1.03%) Dell
13 6 (0.62%) NetApp
13 6 (0.62%) Nortel
13 6 (0.62%) Panasonic
13 6 (0.62%) Red Box
13 6 (0.62%) Siemens
13 6 (0.62%) Sparx
14 5 (0.51%) Centrify