Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 15 21
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 -6
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 998 1,316 1,056
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.08% 13.01% 10.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.28% 46.09% 35.18%
Number of salaries quoted 659 833 666
South West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,189 £30,536 £28,750
90th Percentile £67,750 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +11.11% -

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 2,254 2,855 3,002
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.27% 28.23% 29.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,671 2,032 2,155
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £23,600
90th Percentile £69,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the South West over the 6 months to 21 February 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 21 February 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 -1 483 £50,000 - 99
Bristol -9 195 £46,000 +2.22% 88
Wiltshire -11 176 £52,500 +7.14% 51
Somerset +11 69 £38,243 -23.51% 14
Dorset +57 45 £52,500 +10.53% 40
Devon 0 16 £48,750 +30.00% 15
Cornwall +13 1 £65,000 +136.36% 2
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 472 (47.29%) DV Cleared
2 469 (46.99%) SC Cleared
3 376 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
4 278 (27.86%) Java
5 237 (23.75%) Linux
6 215 (21.54%) C++
7 213 (21.34%) Windows
8 211 (21.14%) Python
9 187 (18.74%) Software Engineering
10 169 (16.93%) Degree
11 166 (16.63%) DevOps
12 162 (16.23%) JavaScript
13 161 (16.13%) C
14 138 (13.83%) C#
15 131 (13.13%) Public Sector
16 130 (13.03%) Microsoft
17 126 (12.63%) Cybersecurity
18 125 (12.53%) Active Directory
19 118 (11.82%) SQL
20 114 (11.42%) Aerospace
21 112 (11.22%) VMware
22 106 (10.62%) Finance
23 105 (10.52%) ITIL
24 96 (9.62%) Military
25 94 (9.42%) VMware Infrastructure
26 90 (9.02%) Management Information System
26 90 (9.02%) OO
26 90 (9.02%) Docker
27 84 (8.42%) Telecoms
28 79 (7.92%) Unix

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 30 (3.01%) Apache
1 30 (3.01%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.81%) JBoss
3 26 (2.61%) Confluence
4 15 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (1.50%) OpenStack
5 12 (1.20%) Tornado
6 11 (1.10%) MS Exchange
7 10 (1.00%) Apache Spark
8 8 (0.80%) IIS
9 6 (0.60%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.50%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.40%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.30%) Jetty
12 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.20%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 29 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.70%) Figma
6 4 (0.40%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.20%) FrameMaker
7 2 (0.20%) Gephi
8 1 (0.10%) Simulink
8 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.60%) Primavera
1 6 (0.60%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.10%) HFM
5 1 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 78 (7.82%) Azure
2 56 (5.61%) AWS
3 43 (4.31%) Office 365
4 26 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (1.50%) Azure Stack
5 15 (1.50%) OneDrive
6 8 (0.80%) Trello
6 8 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 7 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.50%) IaaS
8 5 (0.50%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.50%) Power Platform
9 4 (0.40%) GCP
9 4 (0.40%) NuGet
10 3 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.30%) Amazon ECS
10 3 (0.30%) Amazon EKS
10 3 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.30%) AWS Fargate
10 3 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (6.51%) Firewall
2 60 (6.01%) Internet
3 56 (5.61%) TCP/IP
4 26 (2.61%) Tactical Data Link
5 22 (2.20%) DNS
6 20 (2.00%) LAN
6 20 (2.00%) VPN
6 20 (2.00%) WAN
7 19 (1.90%) DHCP
8 18 (1.80%) Network Security
8 18 (1.80%) Wireless
9 16 (1.60%) HTTP
9 16 (1.60%) Skype
10 15 (1.50%) NetScaler
11 12 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (0.90%) Ethernet
12 9 (0.90%) Software-Defined Radio
13 8 (0.80%) IPsec
13 8 (0.80%) MPLS
14 7 (0.70%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (6.51%) Big Data
2 56 (5.61%) MongoDB
3 39 (3.91%) SQL Server
4 27 (2.71%) MySQL
5 26 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (2.51%) Hadoop
7 19 (1.90%) NoSQL
8 18 (1.80%) Geospatial Data
9 12 (1.20%) GIS
10 11 (1.10%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (0.80%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.80%) SQLite
13 7 (0.70%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.50%) Power BI
15 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 4 (0.40%) Neo4j
16 4 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 71 (7.11%) JIRA
2 68 (6.81%) Jenkins
3 63 (6.31%) Git (software)
4 41 (4.11%) Rational DOORS
5 26 (2.61%) Eclipse
5 26 (2.61%) Selenium
6 22 (2.20%) Cucumber
7 21 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 21 (2.10%) JUnit
8 16 (1.60%) Visual Studio
9 15 (1.50%) Subversion
10 14 (1.40%) Maven
11 10 (1.00%) Vagrant
12 9 (0.90%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.80%) Bitbucket Server
13 8 (0.80%) GitLab
13 8 (0.80%) IDA Disassembler
13 8 (0.80%) TestRail
13 8 (0.80%) Zephyr
14 7 (0.70%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 131 (13.13%) Public Sector
2 114 (11.42%) Aerospace
3 106 (10.62%) Finance
4 96 (9.62%) Military
5 84 (8.42%) Telecoms
6 65 (6.51%) Electronics
6 65 (6.51%) Marketing
7 57 (5.71%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.70%) Retail
9 13 (1.30%) Legal
10 11 (1.10%) Police
11 9 (0.90%) Law
12 4 (0.40%) Games
13 2 (0.20%) Automotive
13 2 (0.20%) Banking
13 2 (0.20%) Local Government
14 1 (0.10%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 183 (18.34%) Developer
2 92 (9.22%) Software Engineer
3 81 (8.12%) Software Developer
4 65 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 61 (6.11%) Analyst
6 59 (5.91%) Support Engineer
7 56 (5.61%) Architect
7 56 (5.61%) Systems Engineer
8 55 (5.51%) Consultant
8 55 (5.51%) Java Developer
9 42 (4.21%) DevOps Engineer
10 33 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
11 29 (2.91%) Business Analyst
12 26 (2.61%) Test Engineer
13 24 (2.40%) C# Developer
13 24 (2.40%) Tester
14 21 (2.10%) C++ Software Engineer
14 21 (2.10%) Junior
14 21 (2.10%) Network Engineer
14 21 (2.10%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (7.82%) HTML
2 73 (7.31%) .NET
3 67 (6.71%) AngularJS
4 64 (6.41%) CSS
5 47 (4.71%) Node.js
6 45 (4.51%) Spring
7 42 (4.21%) React
8 32 (3.21%) Web Services
9 29 (2.91%) Hibernate
10 28 (2.81%) Java EE
10 28 (2.81%) XML
11 27 (2.71%) HTML5
12 23 (2.30%) REST
13 18 (1.80%) .NET Framework
13 18 (1.80%) ASP.NET
13 18 (1.80%) J2EE
14 17 (1.70%) Django
15 16 (1.60%) EJB
15 16 (1.60%) JSF
16 15 (1.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 90 (9.02%) Management Information System
2 67 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (4.41%) Cyberthreat
4 36 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (3.01%) Data Centre
6 26 (2.61%) Embedded Systems
7 15 (1.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 15 (1.50%) User Experience
8 14 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (1.30%) Driving Licence
9 13 (1.30%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.10%) CESG
10 11 (1.10%) PKI
11 10 (1.00%) Algorithms
12 9 (0.90%) Mobile Computing
12 9 (0.90%) Wiki
13 7 (0.70%) Cybercrime
13 7 (0.70%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.60%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 237 (23.75%) Linux
2 213 (21.34%) Windows
3 79 (7.92%) Unix
4 51 (5.11%) Windows Server
5 48 (4.81%) Windows 10
6 42 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (3.91%) CentOS
8 29 (2.91%) Windows 7
9 25 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (2.10%) Android
11 19 (1.90%) Apple iOS
12 16 (1.60%) Mac OS
13 9 (0.90%) Windows 8
13 9 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.80%) Debian
15 7 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (0.70%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.60%) AIX
17 5 (0.50%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.40%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (18.74%) Software Engineering
3 166 (16.63%) DevOps
4 126 (12.63%) Cybersecurity
5 105 (10.52%) ITIL
6 90 (9.02%) OO
7 77 (7.72%) Project Management
8 73 (7.31%) Business Intelligence
8 73 (7.31%) Scrum
9 70 (7.01%) Continuous Integration
9 70 (7.01%) Programme Management
9 70 (7.01%) Test Automation
10 68 (6.81%) UML
11 66 (6.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 66 (6.61%) Systems Engineering
12 64 (6.41%) TDD
13 63 (6.31%) Problem-Solving
14 62 (6.21%) Machine Learning
15 56 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
16 55 (5.51%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 278 (27.86%) Java
2 215 (21.54%) C++
3 211 (21.14%) Python
4 162 (16.23%) JavaScript
5 161 (16.13%) C
6 138 (13.83%) C#
7 118 (11.82%) SQL
8 66 (6.61%) PowerShell
9 30 (3.01%) Bash Shell
10 28 (2.81%) Ruby
11 16 (1.60%) PHP
12 14 (1.40%) Go
13 13 (1.30%) Java 8
14 12 (1.20%) MATLAB
14 12 (1.20%) R
14 12 (1.20%) Scala
15 8 (0.80%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.80%) TypeScript
16 7 (0.70%) Perl
16 7 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 472 (47.29%) DV Cleared
2 469 (46.99%) SC Cleared
3 169 (16.93%) Degree
4 32 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (3.11%) CCNA
6 30 (3.01%) CISSP
7 22 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
8 21 (2.10%) CESG Certified Professional
9 20 (2.00%) CISM
9 20 (2.00%) HND
9 20 (2.00%) MCSE
9 20 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (1.90%) ISTQB
11 18 (1.80%) CEH
12 13 (1.30%) CompTIA Security+
12 13 (1.30%) CRISC
12 13 (1.30%) ISEB
13 12 (1.20%) MCSA
14 11 (1.10%) CCNP
14 11 (1.10%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 17 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (1.70%) JSP 440
3 16 (1.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 12 (1.20%) QA
5 8 (0.80%) HMG Infosec
6 5 (0.50%) GDPR
6 5 (0.50%) NCSC
6 5 (0.50%) NIST
7 4 (0.40%) Def Stans
7 4 (0.40%) GPG13
7 4 (0.40%) IEC 61508
7 4 (0.40%) RMADS
8 3 (0.30%) ARP4754
8 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.30%) PMO
9 2 (0.20%) ECSS
9 2 (0.20%) MISRA
9 2 (0.20%) MISRA C
9 2 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 125 (12.53%) Active Directory
2 94 (9.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (9.02%) Docker
4 39 (3.91%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (3.81%) Hyper-V
6 21 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (1.70%) VMware NSX
8 15 (1.50%) VirtualBox
8 15 (1.50%) XenApp
9 13 (1.30%) vSphere
10 11 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (1.10%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.60%) Samba
11 6 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.40%) NFS
12 4 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.40%) Xen
13 3 (0.30%) iptables
13 3 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.20%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 57 (5.71%) Ansible
2 52 (5.21%) Kubernetes
3 51 (5.11%) SCCM
4 33 (3.31%) vCenter Server
5 31 (3.11%) SCOM
6 28 (2.81%) Puppet
7 19 (1.90%) Terraform
8 18 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (1.60%) Cloudify
10 15 (1.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 15 (1.50%) SCOrch
11 12 (1.20%) logstash
11 12 (1.20%) Nagios
11 12 (1.20%) Packer
12 7 (0.70%) vRealize
13 6 (0.60%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 6 (0.60%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.60%) PowerCLI
13 6 (0.60%) Salt
13 6 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 130 (13.03%) Microsoft
2 112 (11.22%) VMware
3 58 (5.81%) Cisco
4 53 (5.31%) SAP
5 51 (5.11%) Oracle
6 47 (4.71%) Atlassian
7 31 (3.11%) Red Hat
8 26 (2.61%) Splunk
9 20 (2.00%) Juniper
9 20 (2.00%) Veeam
10 18 (1.80%) Citrix
11 11 (1.10%) McAfee
12 7 (0.70%) Google
12 7 (0.70%) Veritas
13 6 (0.60%) Dell
13 6 (0.60%) NetApp
13 6 (0.60%) Sparx
14 5 (0.50%) Centrify
14 5 (0.50%) LogRhythm
15 4 (0.40%) Red Box