Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 21 15
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6 +6
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,392 1,081 1,255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.81% 10.36% 12.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.41% 35.47% 40.01%
Number of salaries quoted 893 638 953
South West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% -2.33%
10th Percentile £30,750 £29,525 £26,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £59,125 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 2,936 3,048 3,137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.13% 29.22% 30.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2,081 2,144 2,493
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,575 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -3.23%

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019. 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 +3 467 £50,000 +11.11% 82
Wiltshire +4 431 £48,250 +20.63% 82
Bristol +8 344 £45,000 +2.86% 103
Somerset +10 74 £50,000 +21.95% 19
Devon +4 20 £27,500 -29.49% 11
Dorset -3 17 £47,500 +53.23% 17
Cornwall +37 5 £27,500 -25.68% 2
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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.

1 816 (58.62%) SC Cleared
2 540 (38.79%) DV Cleared
3 464 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 327 (23.49%) C
5 320 (22.99%) Linux
6 286 (20.55%) Java
7 253 (18.18%) Software Engineering
8 251 (18.03%) Windows
9 242 (17.39%) Degree
10 233 (16.74%) Microsoft
11 218 (15.66%) JavaScript
12 215 (15.45%) C++
13 208 (14.94%) ITIL
14 205 (14.73%) Python
15 167 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
16 163 (11.71%) C#
17 157 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
18 154 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
19 143 (10.27%) VMware
20 135 (9.70%) SQL
21 133 (9.55%) PowerShell
22 126 (9.05%) HTML
23 124 (8.91%) UML
24 123 (8.84%) Finance
24 123 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 122 (8.76%) TDD
25 122 (8.76%) .NET
26 121 (8.69%) Scrum
27 119 (8.55%) DevOps
28 117 (8.41%) Systems Engineering

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 45 (3.23%) Apache
2 38 (2.73%) SharePoint
3 30 (2.16%) JBoss
3 30 (2.16%) MS Exchange
4 27 (1.94%) IIS
5 24 (1.72%) Confluence
6 23 (1.65%) Tomcat
7 22 (1.58%) Apache Spark
8 18 (1.29%) Apache Pig
9 17 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (1.01%) WebLogic
11 12 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (0.79%) Jetty
12 11 (0.79%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (0.57%) ColdFusion
15 5 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.22%) GeoServer
16 3 (0.22%) NetWeaver
16 3 (0.22%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 44 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (1.44%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.29%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.072%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 4 (0.29%) Primavera
1 4 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.072%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 77 (5.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (1.51%) Office 365
5 5 (0.36%) Trello
6 4 (0.29%) G Suite
6 4 (0.29%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.22%) SaaS
8 2 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.14%) Datadog
8 2 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.14%) IaaS
8 2 (0.14%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.14%) PaaS
9 1 (0.072%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.072%) Route 53
9 1 (0.072%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 112 (8.05%) Firewall
2 54 (3.88%) WAN
3 53 (3.81%) LAN
4 43 (3.09%) DNS
5 33 (2.37%) DHCP
6 31 (2.23%) Internet
7 30 (2.16%) Network Security
7 30 (2.16%) SAN
8 27 (1.94%) TCP/IP
8 27 (1.94%) Wireless
9 24 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
9 24 (1.72%) VSAN
10 23 (1.65%) NetScaler
11 22 (1.58%) VLAN
12 20 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (1.36%) VPN
14 17 (1.22%) HTTP
15 16 (1.15%) MPLS
15 16 (1.15%) NAS
15 16 (1.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (7.76%) Big Data
2 96 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 51 (3.66%) Hadoop
4 43 (3.09%) Relational Database
5 39 (2.80%) GIS
6 37 (2.66%) MySQL
7 33 (2.37%) MongoDB
8 32 (2.30%) Geospatial Data
8 32 (2.30%) Oracle Database
9 25 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
10 24 (1.72%) Apache Hive
11 17 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (1.08%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.01%) Data Mining
14 12 (0.86%) Text Mining
15 9 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 8 (0.57%) NoSQL
16 8 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
16 8 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
17 7 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 108 (7.76%) JIRA
2 101 (7.26%) Git (software)
3 61 (4.38%) Jenkins
4 49 (3.52%) Maven
5 44 (3.16%) Selenium
6 42 (3.02%) Bitbucket
7 36 (2.59%) Cucumber
8 34 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 31 (2.23%) Subversion
10 29 (2.08%) Visual Studio
11 27 (1.94%) Eclipse
11 27 (1.94%) JUnit
11 27 (1.94%) MSI
12 25 (1.80%) Rational DOORS
13 21 (1.51%) LoadRunner
14 18 (1.29%) JMeter
15 17 (1.22%) Ant
16 15 (1.08%) git-flow
17 14 (1.01%) SoapUI
17 14 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 123 (8.84%) Finance
2 114 (8.19%) Military
3 63 (4.53%) Telecoms
4 58 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 56 (4.02%) Marketing
6 52 (3.74%) Electronics
7 40 (2.87%) Legal
8 38 (2.73%) Aerospace
9 29 (2.08%) Retail
10 15 (1.08%) Banking
10 15 (1.08%) Law
11 13 (0.93%) Billing
11 13 (0.93%) Local Government
12 9 (0.65%) Games
13 3 (0.22%) Advertising
14 1 (0.072%) Avionics
14 1 (0.072%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 206 (14.80%) Developer
2 161 (11.57%) Software Engineer
3 140 (10.06%) Analyst
4 121 (8.69%) Architect
5 94 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 80 (5.75%) Java Developer
7 68 (4.89%) Solutions Architect
8 61 (4.38%) Systems Engineer
9 57 (4.09%) Network Engineer
10 55 (3.95%) Project Manager
11 54 (3.88%) Consultant
12 50 (3.59%) Support Engineer
13 47 (3.38%) Test Engineer
14 44 (3.16%) Security Architect
15 43 (3.09%) .NET Developer
16 42 (3.02%) C++ Software Engineer
17 41 (2.95%) Java Engineer
18 39 (2.80%) Administrator
19 38 (2.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 38 (2.73%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (9.05%) HTML
2 122 (8.76%) .NET
3 97 (6.97%) CSS
4 85 (6.11%) Spring
5 82 (5.89%) AngularJS
6 70 (5.03%) Java EE
6 70 (5.03%) Web Services
7 68 (4.89%) ASP.NET
8 66 (4.74%) jQuery
9 64 (4.60%) XML
10 62 (4.45%) JSF
11 50 (3.59%) .NET Framework
12 47 (3.38%) Hibernate
13 40 (2.87%) Qt
14 39 (2.80%) REST
15 35 (2.51%) Node.js
16 34 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
16 34 (2.44%) Entity Framework
17 32 (2.30%) SOAP
18 29 (2.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 154 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (4.74%) Management Information System
3 46 (3.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 32 (2.30%) Driving Licence
5 30 (2.16%) Algorithms
5 30 (2.16%) User Experience
6 27 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (1.87%) Cyberthreat
8 25 (1.80%) CESG
8 25 (1.80%) Data Centre
8 25 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
9 23 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
10 22 (1.58%) VHDL
11 19 (1.36%) EMC VNX
12 16 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
13 15 (1.08%) RIA
14 14 (1.01%) Data Structures
15 13 (0.93%) Social Media
16 12 (0.86%) Cybercrime
17 11 (0.79%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 320 (22.99%) Linux
2 251 (18.03%) Windows
3 81 (5.82%) Windows Server
4 56 (4.02%) Unix
5 49 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (3.45%) CentOS
6 48 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (3.23%) Android
7 45 (3.23%) Windows 7
8 36 (2.59%) Apple iOS
8 36 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (1.44%) Embedded Linux
10 19 (1.36%) Windows 10
11 13 (0.93%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.43%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.43%) Solaris
14 5 (0.36%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.36%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.29%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 208 (14.94%) ITIL
4 167 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
5 157 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
6 124 (8.91%) UML
7 123 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 122 (8.76%) TDD
9 121 (8.69%) Scrum
10 119 (8.55%) DevOps
11 117 (8.41%) Systems Engineering
12 116 (8.33%) Project Management
13 112 (8.05%) Mentoring
14 111 (7.97%) Computer Science
15 100 (7.18%) Problem-Solving
16 98 (7.04%) Test Automation
17 95 (6.82%) OO
18 88 (6.32%) Information Security
18 88 (6.32%) SDLC
19 87 (6.25%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 327 (23.49%) C
2 286 (20.55%) Java
3 218 (15.66%) JavaScript
4 215 (15.45%) C++
5 205 (14.73%) Python
6 163 (11.71%) C#
7 135 (9.70%) SQL
8 133 (9.55%) PowerShell
9 74 (5.32%) Bash Shell
10 49 (3.52%) Embedded C
11 31 (2.23%) Ruby
12 28 (2.01%) PHP
13 27 (1.94%) Java 8
14 20 (1.44%) Embedded C++
14 20 (1.44%) PL/SQL
14 20 (1.44%) Shell Script
15 19 (1.36%) Perl
16 17 (1.22%) Objective-C
17 12 (0.86%) Go
17 12 (0.86%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 816 (58.62%) SC Cleared
2 540 (38.79%) DV Cleared
3 242 (17.39%) Degree
4 87 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 71 (5.10%) CCNA
6 51 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 46 (3.30%) CISSP
8 44 (3.16%) ISTQB
9 41 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
10 36 (2.59%) CESG Certified Professional
11 32 (2.30%) CCNP
12 28 (2.01%) APMP
13 26 (1.87%) ISEB
13 26 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
14 25 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
15 24 (1.72%) MCSE
16 20 (1.44%) CISM
17 17 (1.22%) PMP
18 15 (1.08%) MCSA
19 14 (1.01%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.95%) SLA
2 37 (2.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 34 (2.44%) JSP 440
4 27 (1.94%) QA
5 23 (1.65%) HMG Infosec
6 22 (1.58%) GDPR
7 18 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (0.79%) RMADS
9 9 (0.65%) PMO
10 8 (0.57%) PCI DSS
11 7 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 7 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 6 (0.43%) IEC 61508
13 4 (0.29%) Def Stans
14 3 (0.22%) DO-178B
14 3 (0.22%) DO-254
14 3 (0.22%) P3O
15 2 (0.14%) COBIT
15 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
15 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 107 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (6.32%) Active Directory
3 61 (4.38%) Hyper-V
4 48 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 43 (3.09%) Docker
6 34 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (1.80%) Firmware
7 25 (1.80%) Virtual Desktop
8 21 (1.51%) vSphere
9 20 (1.44%) XenDesktop
10 19 (1.36%) XenApp
11 17 (1.22%) VMware NSX
12 11 (0.79%) NFS
13 8 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
14 7 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (0.50%) Samba
15 6 (0.43%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.29%) Xen
17 3 (0.22%) Postfix
18 1 (0.072%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 87 (6.25%) SCCM
2 40 (2.87%) Puppet
3 37 (2.66%) Ansible
4 29 (2.08%) vCenter Server
5 27 (1.94%) vRealize
6 25 (1.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 23 (1.65%) SCOM
8 21 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
9 19 (1.36%) EMC NetWorker
10 18 (1.29%) HP ALM
11 15 (1.08%) SCDPM
12 14 (1.01%) WSUS
13 13 (0.93%) Data Guard
13 13 (0.93%) Kubernetes
13 13 (0.93%) Nagios
14 11 (0.79%) SCOrch
15 9 (0.65%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 9 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
15 9 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
16 8 (0.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 233 (16.74%) Microsoft
2 143 (10.27%) VMware
3 109 (7.83%) Cisco
4 98 (7.04%) Oracle
5 60 (4.31%) SAP
6 48 (3.45%) Citrix
7 46 (3.30%) Red Hat
8 38 (2.73%) HP
9 31 (2.23%) Atlassian
9 31 (2.23%) Veeam
10 28 (2.01%) CheckPoint
10 28 (2.01%) EMC
11 22 (1.58%) Dell
12 18 (1.29%) SolarWinds
13 15 (1.08%) Adobe
13 15 (1.08%) F5
13 15 (1.08%) Juniper
14 14 (1.01%) IBM
15 13 (0.93%) McAfee
16 11 (0.79%) Intel