Period
to 19 February 2018

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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 15 20
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,044 1,333 1,158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 10.26% 12.96% 9.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.12% 41.27% 30.71%
Number of salaries quoted 664 1,004 859
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,000 £26,700
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 2,973 3,230 3,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.22% 31.40% 32.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2,132 2,545 3,015
South West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £24,600
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 19 February 2018.

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 February 2018. 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 -2 296 £45,000 - 42
Wiltshire +5 265 £42,500 +21.43% 30
Bristol +5 261 £42,500 - 63
Somerset -22 63 £41,000 +6.49% 8
Devon +13 17 £44,000 +17.33% 5
Dorset -35 17 £40,000 -8.57% 8
Cornwall -22 1 £37,000 -38.33%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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.

1 527 (50.48%) SC Cleared
2 443 (42.43%) DV Cleared
3 374 (35.82%) ITIL
4 309 (29.60%) Windows
5 304 (29.12%) Microsoft
6 254 (24.33%) Agile Software Development
7 237 (22.70%) Linux
8 223 (21.36%) Service Management
9 217 (20.79%) C
10 185 (17.72%) Degree
11 178 (17.05%) Java
12 169 (16.19%) Analytical Skills
13 165 (15.80%) Software Engineering
14 145 (13.89%) Active Directory
15 142 (13.60%) Service Delivery
16 135 (12.93%) VMware
17 134 (12.84%) Firewall
18 130 (12.45%) Python
19 129 (12.36%) PowerShell
20 122 (11.69%) SQL Server
21 120 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
22 118 (11.30%) SQL
22 118 (11.30%) ITSM
23 116 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
24 115 (11.02%) SharePoint
25 111 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
25 111 (10.63%) ITIL V3
26 109 (10.44%) Information Security
27 107 (10.25%) Unix
28 105 (10.06%) Project Management

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
1 115 (11.02%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.93%) Confluence
3 34 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
4 29 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
5 18 (1.72%) IIS
6 17 (1.63%) Apache
7 16 (1.53%) Apache Spark
8 14 (1.34%) MS Exchange
9 13 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (1.25%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.96%) JBoss
11 6 (0.57%) Alfresco
11 6 (0.57%) Apache Pig
11 6 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.57%) Joomla!
11 6 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.57%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.48%) CMS
12 5 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 92 (8.81%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
4 14 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.67%) Simulink
7 2 (0.19%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.096%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.096%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.38%) Maximo
4 2 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.096%) LabWindows
5 1 (0.096%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.096%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 78 (7.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (4.21%) Office 365
4 24 (2.30%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.67%) Slack
6 6 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.29%) SaaS
9 2 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.19%) IaaS
10 1 (0.096%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.096%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.096%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.096%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.096%) G Suite
10 1 (0.096%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 134 (12.84%) Firewall
2 103 (9.87%) TCP/IP
3 101 (9.67%) DNS
4 96 (9.20%) Network Security
5 89 (8.52%) DHCP
6 64 (6.13%) LAN
7 62 (5.94%) WAN
8 57 (5.46%) Intrusion Detection
9 54 (5.17%) HTTP
10 49 (4.69%) Cisco Nexus
10 49 (4.69%) NX-OS
11 48 (4.60%) FTP
12 45 (4.31%) SMTP
13 39 (3.74%) Internet
13 39 (3.74%) Wireshark
14 34 (3.26%) DMZ
14 34 (3.26%) X.400
15 28 (2.68%) VoIP
16 26 (2.49%) BGP
16 26 (2.49%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 66 (6.32%) Hadoop
3 38 (3.64%) Big Data
4 28 (2.68%) MongoDB
4 28 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (1.53%) MySQL
8 16 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
9 14 (1.34%) Oracle Database
10 11 (1.05%) Apache Hive
10 11 (1.05%) Geospatial Data
10 11 (1.05%) Relational Database
11 10 (0.96%) Apache Accumulo
11 10 (0.96%) NoSQL
12 9 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (0.77%) GIS
13 8 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 66 (6.32%) JIRA
2 49 (4.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 47 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 39 (3.74%) Jenkins
5 37 (3.54%) Git (software)
6 30 (2.87%) Rational DOORS
7 28 (2.68%) MSI
8 24 (2.30%) Rational Rhapsody
9 23 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 23 (2.20%) Jasmine
9 23 (2.20%) JUnit
9 23 (2.20%) Maven
10 21 (2.01%) Selenium
11 20 (1.92%) Bitbucket
12 19 (1.82%) gulp
12 19 (1.82%) Karma Test Runner
12 19 (1.82%) Visual Studio
13 15 (1.44%) Subversion
14 14 (1.34%) JMeter
15 13 (1.25%) Cucumber
General
1 71 (6.80%) Finance
2 28 (2.68%) Aerospace
3 24 (2.30%) Law
4 21 (2.01%) Military
5 19 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.25%) Retail
7 12 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.96%) Electronics
9 9 (0.86%) Games
10 7 (0.67%) Marketing
11 4 (0.38%) Legal
12 3 (0.29%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.19%) Automotive
13 2 (0.19%) Banking
14 1 (0.096%) Avionics
14 1 (0.096%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 164 (15.71%) Analyst
2 126 (12.07%) Developer
3 104 (9.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 88 (8.43%) Software Engineer
5 84 (8.05%) Network Engineer
6 70 (6.70%) Consultant
7 57 (5.46%) Systems Engineer
8 55 (5.27%) Java Developer
9 41 (3.93%) Project Manager
10 40 (3.83%) Java Engineer
11 37 (3.54%) Security Analyst
11 37 (3.54%) Support Engineer
12 36 (3.45%) Desktop Support
12 36 (3.45%) Java Software Engineer
13 34 (3.26%) Test Engineer
14 33 (3.16%) Architect
14 33 (3.16%) IT Support
14 33 (3.16%) Linux Engineer
15 30 (2.87%) Support Analyst
16 29 (2.78%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (7.18%) .NET
2 64 (6.13%) HTML
3 49 (4.69%) Web Services
4 45 (4.31%) REST
5 42 (4.02%) Java EE
6 41 (3.93%) XML
7 40 (3.83%) AngularJS
7 40 (3.83%) CSS
8 39 (3.74%) ASP.NET
8 39 (3.74%) JSF
9 36 (3.45%) .NET Framework
10 35 (3.35%) Spring
11 30 (2.87%) HTML5
12 27 (2.59%) ASP.NET MVC
13 26 (2.49%) Entity Framework
14 23 (2.20%) Hibernate
15 21 (2.01%) Node.js
16 19 (1.82%) Swagger
17 17 (1.63%) jQuery
18 16 (1.53%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 169 (16.19%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (7.76%) Management Information System
3 60 (5.75%) Computer Science
4 58 (5.56%) CESG
5 46 (4.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 32 (3.07%) Data Centre
7 27 (2.59%) Hybrid Cloud
8 25 (2.39%) Driving Licence
9 22 (2.11%) Cyberthreat
9 22 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.63%) Cyber Warfare
11 16 (1.53%) Derivative
11 16 (1.53%) Embedded Systems
12 14 (1.34%) iPhone
13 12 (1.15%) RIA
14 11 (1.05%) Security Operations Centre
14 11 (1.05%) Wiki
15 10 (0.96%) Device Driver
16 9 (0.86%) CESG CLAS
16 9 (0.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 309 (29.60%) Windows
2 237 (22.70%) Linux
3 107 (10.25%) Unix
4 94 (9.00%) Windows Server
5 60 (5.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (4.31%) Windows 7
8 39 (3.74%) CentOS
9 38 (3.64%) Windows 10
10 33 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
12 17 (1.63%) Android
13 11 (1.05%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.86%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.48%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.48%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.29%) Nucleus RTOS
18 2 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
19 1 (0.096%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (35.82%) ITIL
2 254 (24.33%) Agile Software Development
3 223 (21.36%) Service Management
4 165 (15.80%) Software Engineering
5 142 (13.60%) Service Delivery
6 120 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
7 118 (11.30%) ITSM
8 111 (10.63%) ITIL V3
9 109 (10.44%) Information Security
10 105 (10.06%) Project Management
10 105 (10.06%) Test Automation
11 104 (9.96%) DevOps
12 101 (9.67%) Cybersecurity
13 99 (9.48%) Root Cause Analysis
14 91 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
14 91 (8.72%) UML
15 87 (8.33%) Change Management
16 79 (7.57%) Incident Management
17 73 (6.99%) Scrum
18 69 (6.61%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 217 (20.79%) C
2 178 (17.05%) Java
3 130 (12.45%) Python
4 129 (12.36%) PowerShell
5 118 (11.30%) SQL
6 97 (9.29%) C++
7 87 (8.33%) JavaScript
8 78 (7.47%) C#
9 53 (5.08%) Bash Shell
10 31 (2.97%) Shell Script
11 24 (2.30%) Perl
12 19 (1.82%) PHP
13 18 (1.72%) Ruby
14 13 (1.25%) Korn
14 13 (1.25%) MATLAB
15 11 (1.05%) T-SQL
16 10 (0.96%) Embedded C
16 10 (0.96%) Embedded C++
17 8 (0.77%) PL/SQL
17 8 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 527 (50.48%) SC Cleared
2 443 (42.43%) DV Cleared
3 185 (17.72%) Degree
4 116 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 81 (7.76%) CCNA
6 75 (7.18%) CISSP
7 69 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 35 (3.35%) CCNP
8 35 (3.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 33 (3.16%) CESG Certified Professional
9 33 (3.16%) MCSE
10 27 (2.59%) GIAC
11 26 (2.49%) ISTQB
12 22 (2.11%) SANS
13 21 (2.01%) MCPD
14 19 (1.82%) ISEB
15 18 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
16 17 (1.63%) APMP
16 17 (1.63%) MCSA
17 16 (1.53%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (7.57%) SLA
2 62 (5.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (2.30%) RMADS
4 21 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 19 (1.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 15 (1.44%) JSP 440
7 14 (1.34%) PMO
8 13 (1.25%) QA
9 11 (1.05%) MISRA
10 5 (0.48%) DO-178B
10 5 (0.48%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.38%) GPG13
11 4 (0.38%) MIL-STD-498
12 2 (0.19%) ECSS
13 1 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.096%) GDPR
13 1 (0.096%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.096%) ISO 31000
13 1 (0.096%) MISRA C
System Software
1 145 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 111 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (5.36%) Hyper-V
4 46 (4.41%) Virtual Desktop
5 39 (3.74%) vSphere
6 35 (3.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 30 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
8 27 (2.59%) NFS
8 27 (2.59%) Samba
9 26 (2.49%) BitLocker
10 23 (2.20%) Docker
10 23 (2.20%) Snort
11 22 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (1.05%) VMware NSX
13 8 (0.77%) Firmware
14 7 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
16 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 2 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 90 (8.62%) SCCM
2 66 (6.32%) Puppet
3 64 (6.13%) Nagios
4 51 (4.89%) Opsview
5 49 (4.69%) Cisco LMS
6 30 (2.87%) SCOM
7 27 (2.59%) SCVMM
8 25 (2.39%) Cisco Prime
9 19 (1.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 18 (1.72%) vCenter Server
11 13 (1.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 13 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (1.15%) Ansible
13 8 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
14 6 (0.57%) Kibana
14 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 6 (0.57%) SCDPM
15 5 (0.48%) Computer Incident Response Team
15 5 (0.48%) EnCase
Vendors
1 304 (29.12%) Microsoft
2 135 (12.93%) VMware
3 83 (7.95%) Cisco
4 72 (6.90%) Oracle
5 58 (5.56%) McAfee
6 40 (3.83%) Red Hat
7 33 (3.16%) HP
8 20 (1.92%) Atlassian
9 18 (1.72%) Citrix
10 16 (1.53%) EMC
10 16 (1.53%) IBM
10 16 (1.53%) Scality
11 15 (1.44%) SolarWinds
12 14 (1.34%) ArcSight
13 12 (1.15%) Dell
13 12 (1.15%) NetApp
14 11 (1.05%) CA Agile Central
14 11 (1.05%) SAP
15 9 (0.86%) Sourcefire
16 8 (0.77%) FireEye