Period
to 16 September 2021

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 16 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 4 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5 +10
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,209 624 1,537
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 15.74% 18.22% 15.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.91% 58.21% 49.23%
Number of salaries quoted 580 458 1,129
10th Percentile £37,000 £35,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £63,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,663 £70,000
England median annual salary £58,125 £54,380 £52,500
% change year-on-year +6.89% +3.58% +5.00%

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 2,285 1,072 3,122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.74% 31.30% 31.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,169 814 2,348
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,663 £26,750
25th Percentile £39,000 £37,170 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 16 September 2021.

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 16 September 2021. 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 0 525 £61,250 +6.52% 126
Gloucestershire 0 353 £55,000 - 42
Wiltshire -1 225 £57,500 -11.54% 34
Somerset +8 50 £47,000 +6.03% 7
Dorset -34 13 £47,500 +5.56% 15
Devon -11 8 £41,500 +1.84% 22
Cornwall -15 4 £30,750 -52.69% 3
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2021, 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.

1 719 (59.47%) SC Cleared
2 585 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
3 331 (27.38%) Azure
4 312 (25.81%) Java
5 311 (25.72%) Software Engineering
6 306 (25.31%) Linux
7 295 (24.40%) DevOps
8 281 (23.24%) Python
9 274 (22.66%) Social Skills
10 261 (21.59%) DV Cleared
11 257 (21.26%) AWS
12 213 (17.62%) JavaScript
13 208 (17.20%) Problem-Solving
14 183 (15.14%) Microsoft
15 180 (14.89%) Degree
16 172 (14.23%) Cybersecurity
17 160 (13.23%) Docker
18 158 (13.07%) React
19 144 (11.91%) Mentoring
19 144 (11.91%) Continuous Integration
20 143 (11.83%) Windows
21 133 (11.00%) Scrum
22 123 (10.17%) Kubernetes
23 120 (9.93%) SQL
24 118 (9.76%) C#
24 118 (9.76%) CSS
25 114 (9.43%) Oracle
26 113 (9.35%) Jenkins
27 111 (9.18%) GIS
28 109 (9.02%) C++

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 89 (7.36%) GeoServer
2 21 (1.74%) ArcGIS
3 14 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (1.08%) SharePoint
5 10 (0.83%) Confluence
6 6 (0.50%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.41%) WildFly
8 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.33%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.25%) MS Project Server
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle 9iAS
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.17%) IIS
10 2 (0.17%) JBoss
10 2 (0.17%) SAS
10 2 (0.17%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.74%) Zemax
6 8 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (0.58%) Simulink
8 1 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.083%) Figma
8 1 (0.083%) GIMP
8 1 (0.083%) Inkscape
8 1 (0.083%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.25%) Siebel CRM
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.083%) Demantra
5 1 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.083%) Magento
5 1 (0.083%) Maximo
5 1 (0.083%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.083%) Primavera
5 1 (0.083%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 331 (27.38%) Azure
2 257 (21.26%) AWS
3 72 (5.96%) OpenShift
4 45 (3.72%) Serverless
5 33 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 30 (2.48%) Microsoft 365
7 28 (2.32%) GitHub
8 24 (1.99%) IaaS
9 23 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
10 22 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
10 22 (1.82%) PaaS
11 20 (1.65%) Azure Key Vault
11 20 (1.65%) iPaaS
12 19 (1.57%) SaaS
13 10 (0.83%) AtomSphere
13 10 (0.83%) Boomi
13 10 (0.83%) GCP
14 8 (0.66%) Power Platform
15 6 (0.50%) Amazon ECS
16 5 (0.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 73 (6.04%) HTTP
2 61 (5.05%) Firewall
3 48 (3.97%) Network Security
4 27 (2.23%) Internet
5 23 (1.90%) SMS
5 23 (1.90%) Wireshark
6 15 (1.24%) SAN
6 15 (1.24%) Unified Communications
6 15 (1.24%) VPN
7 14 (1.16%) TCP/IP
7 14 (1.16%) WAN
8 13 (1.08%) OSPF
9 12 (0.99%) BGP
10 11 (0.91%) DHCP
10 11 (0.91%) DNS
10 11 (0.91%) LAN
11 9 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (0.41%) Wireless
13 4 (0.33%) Software-Defined Networking
13 4 (0.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (9.18%) GIS
2 94 (7.78%) PostgreSQL
3 90 (7.44%) MongoDB
4 89 (7.36%) QGIS
5 53 (4.38%) Hadoop
6 46 (3.80%) MySQL
7 43 (3.56%) Big Data
8 26 (2.15%) NoSQL
9 24 (1.99%) SQL Server
10 13 (1.08%) Data Mining
11 12 (0.99%) Relational Database
12 10 (0.83%) Geospatial Data
12 10 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (0.66%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.66%) Power BI
14 8 (0.66%) SQL Server 2017
15 7 (0.58%) OLAP
15 7 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 113 (9.35%) Jenkins
2 65 (5.38%) Eclipse
3 49 (4.05%) JMeter
4 45 (3.72%) Robot Framework
5 38 (3.14%) Selenium
6 37 (3.06%) Cucumber
6 37 (3.06%) Rational DOORS
7 34 (2.81%) JIRA
8 30 (2.48%) SonarQube
9 27 (2.23%) GitLab
10 21 (1.74%) Bitbucket
11 18 (1.49%) GCC
11 18 (1.49%) JUnit
12 17 (1.41%) Mockito
13 13 (1.08%) Git (software)
14 10 (0.83%) Artifactory
14 10 (0.83%) LabVIEW
14 10 (0.83%) Visual Studio
15 9 (0.74%) Rational Rhapsody
15 9 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 274 (22.66%) Social Skills
2 103 (8.52%) Finance
2 103 (8.52%) Public Sector
3 92 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (4.80%) Aerospace
5 35 (2.89%) Military
6 33 (2.73%) Legal
7 26 (2.15%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.90%) Electronics
9 21 (1.74%) Marketing
10 20 (1.65%) Billing
11 19 (1.57%) Manufacturing
11 19 (1.57%) Organisational Skills
12 17 (1.41%) Influencing Skills
13 12 (0.99%) Local Government
13 12 (0.99%) Police
13 12 (0.99%) Presentation Skills
14 11 (0.91%) Retail
15 9 (0.74%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 9 (0.74%) Law
Job Titles
1 243 (20.10%) Developer
2 178 (14.72%) Software Engineer
3 144 (11.91%) Architect
4 105 (8.68%) DevOps Engineer
5 101 (8.35%) Java Developer
6 85 (7.03%) Analyst
7 57 (4.71%) Software Developer
8 54 (4.47%) Solutions Architect
9 53 (4.38%) Consultant
10 50 (4.14%) Senior Developer
11 41 (3.39%) Project Manager
12 35 (2.89%) Principal Engineer
12 35 (2.89%) Security Engineer
13 34 (2.81%) C# Developer
14 31 (2.56%) Lead Architect
15 30 (2.48%) Administrator
15 30 (2.48%) DBA
15 30 (2.48%) Junior
16 29 (2.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 27 (2.23%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (13.07%) React
2 118 (9.76%) CSS
3 89 (7.36%) Leaflet
3 89 (7.36%) OpenLayers
4 87 (7.20%) Spring
5 75 (6.20%) .NET
6 69 (5.71%) REST
7 63 (5.21%) Node.js
8 53 (4.38%) AngularJS
9 52 (4.30%) Elastic Stack
9 52 (4.30%) HTML
10 45 (3.72%) Apache NiFi
10 45 (3.72%) Kafka
11 39 (3.23%) Middleware
12 36 (2.98%) Hibernate
13 35 (2.89%) Spring Boot
14 34 (2.81%) RESTful
15 32 (2.65%) HTML5
16 31 (2.56%) OAuth
17 30 (2.48%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 90 (7.44%) Greenfield Project
2 45 (3.72%) Cyberattack
3 41 (3.39%) User Experience
4 31 (2.56%) Cloud Native
5 24 (1.99%) Management Information System
5 24 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (1.82%) Data Centre
7 18 (1.49%) Algorithms
8 17 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 16 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
9 16 (1.32%) NHS
9 16 (1.32%) VHDL
9 16 (1.32%) Virtual Team
10 14 (1.16%) Public Cloud
11 12 (0.99%) Cybercrime
12 11 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
12 11 (0.91%) Driving Licence
12 11 (0.91%) PKI
13 10 (0.83%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 306 (25.31%) Linux
2 143 (11.83%) Windows
3 88 (7.28%) Ubuntu
4 53 (4.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (4.22%) CentOS
6 46 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (3.64%) Windows Server
8 29 (2.40%) Windows Server 2016
9 27 (2.23%) Windows Server 2019
10 16 (1.32%) Windows 10
11 14 (1.16%) Android
12 13 (1.08%) Windows 7
13 12 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (0.91%) Unix
15 9 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
15 9 (0.74%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.41%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.33%) Solaris
18 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
18 2 (0.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 585 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 311 (25.72%) Software Engineering
3 295 (24.40%) DevOps
4 208 (17.20%) Problem-Solving
5 172 (14.23%) Cybersecurity
6 144 (11.91%) Continuous Integration
6 144 (11.91%) Mentoring
7 133 (11.00%) Scrum
8 104 (8.60%) Computer Science
9 86 (7.11%) Analytics
10 79 (6.53%) Project Management
11 76 (6.29%) Open Source
12 74 (6.12%) Risk Management
13 72 (5.96%) Infrastructure as Code
14 71 (5.87%) Systems Engineering
15 66 (5.46%) Microservices
16 65 (5.38%) Project Delivery
17 64 (5.29%) Physics
18 60 (4.96%) SDLC
19 57 (4.71%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 312 (25.81%) Java
2 281 (23.24%) Python
3 213 (17.62%) JavaScript
4 120 (9.93%) SQL
5 118 (9.76%) C#
6 109 (9.02%) C++
7 101 (8.35%) C
8 87 (7.20%) Bash Shell
9 76 (6.29%) PowerShell
10 44 (3.64%) Java 8
11 33 (2.73%) Go
12 24 (1.99%) MATLAB
13 20 (1.65%) Tcl
14 13 (1.08%) Perl
14 13 (1.08%) R
14 13 (1.08%) TypeScript
15 10 (0.83%) PL/SQL
15 10 (0.83%) Scala
16 8 (0.66%) VB
16 8 (0.66%) XPath
Qualifications
1 719 (59.47%) SC Cleared
2 261 (21.59%) DV Cleared
3 180 (14.89%) Degree
4 48 (3.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 39 (3.23%) CISSP
6 28 (2.32%) CESG Certified Professional
7 25 (2.07%) CISM
8 20 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (1.32%) CEH
10 13 (1.08%) PhD
11 12 (0.99%) CCNP
12 11 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (0.66%) Chartered Engineer
13 8 (0.66%) SANS
14 7 (0.58%) CREST Certified
15 6 (0.50%) CCNA
15 6 (0.50%) CompTIA Security+
15 6 (0.50%) Network+ Certification
15 6 (0.50%) VCAP
15 6 (0.50%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (2.48%) Def Stans
3 27 (2.23%) HAZOP
4 23 (1.90%) NIST
5 20 (1.65%) Cyber Essentials
6 18 (1.49%) ECSS
6 18 (1.49%) MISRA
6 18 (1.49%) MISRA C
7 15 (1.24%) NCSC
8 14 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 14 (1.16%) QA
9 11 (0.91%) JSP 440
10 10 (0.83%) IEC 61131
11 9 (0.74%) Accessibility
11 9 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 8 (0.66%) GDPR
13 7 (0.58%) COBIT
13 7 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (0.50%) TickIT
15 5 (0.41%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 160 (13.23%) Docker
2 74 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (2.89%) Active Directory
4 23 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (1.74%) Hyper-V
6 15 (1.24%) VMware NSX
7 10 (0.83%) Firmware
7 10 (0.83%) vSphere
8 6 (0.50%) KVM
8 6 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.25%) NDS
9 3 (0.25%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 3 (0.25%) NFS
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.083%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.083%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.083%) XenApp
11 1 (0.083%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 123 (10.17%) Kubernetes
2 102 (8.44%) Ansible
3 86 (7.11%) Terraform
4 30 (2.48%) Puppet
5 22 (1.82%) SCCM
6 12 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
7 10 (0.83%) vCenter Server
8 8 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.50%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 4 (0.33%) SCOM
11 4 (0.33%) vRealize
12 3 (0.25%) CFEngine
12 3 (0.25%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.25%) Demisto
12 3 (0.25%) Kibana
12 3 (0.25%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 3 (0.25%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.25%) WSUS
13 2 (0.17%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 183 (15.14%) Microsoft
2 114 (9.43%) Oracle
3 94 (7.78%) VMware
4 55 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 52 (4.30%) Atlassian
6 39 (3.23%) Splunk
7 35 (2.89%) Cisco
7 35 (2.89%) ServiceNow
8 23 (1.90%) SAP
8 23 (1.90%) TippingPoint
9 16 (1.32%) IBM
9 16 (1.32%) Juniper
9 16 (1.32%) MuleSoft
10 15 (1.24%) Mentor Graphics
10 15 (1.24%) Xilinx
11 14 (1.16%) Dell
12 10 (0.83%) F5
13 9 (0.74%) HP
14 8 (0.66%) Intel
14 8 (0.66%) NetApp