Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 15 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7 -7
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,329 1,210 1,083
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.66% 12.03% 10.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.98% 42.00% 34.91%
Number of salaries quoted 961 792 799
South West median annual salary £48,195 £47,064 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.40% +10.74% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,048 £27,950
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £69,000
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.53% -2.11%

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 2,770 2,881 3,102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.47% 28.64% 30.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2,073 2,115 2,380
South West median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% -
10th Percentile £26,920 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +1 601 £50,000 +5.26% 95
Wiltshire -2 343 £50,000 +11.11% 62
Bristol -1 218 £47,500 +5.56% 94
Dorset +68 89 £53,750 +34.38% 29
Somerset +1 51 £38,187 -18.80% 13
Devon -7 14 £44,840 +43.49% 7
Cornwall - 2 £25,500 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 596 (44.85%) DV Cleared
2 585 (44.02%) SC Cleared
3 441 (33.18%) Agile Software Development
4 362 (27.24%) Linux
5 335 (25.21%) Java
6 306 (23.02%) Windows
7 274 (20.62%) Public Sector
8 248 (18.66%) C++
9 245 (18.43%) Python
10 231 (17.38%) Degree
11 228 (17.16%) C
12 225 (16.93%) Microsoft
13 220 (16.55%) Software Engineering
14 208 (15.65%) Cybersecurity
15 194 (14.60%) VMware
16 192 (14.45%) JavaScript
17 189 (14.22%) ITIL
17 189 (14.22%) DevOps
18 181 (13.62%) Active Directory
19 166 (12.49%) SQL
20 157 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure
21 155 (11.66%) C#
22 154 (11.59%) Finance
23 143 (10.76%) PowerShell
24 139 (10.46%) Management Information System
25 134 (10.08%) SCCM
26 125 (9.41%) Military
27 120 (9.03%) Aerospace
27 120 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
28 114 (8.58%) Cisco

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 60 (4.51%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.09%) Confluence
3 35 (2.63%) Apache
3 35 (2.63%) JBoss
4 32 (2.41%) MS Exchange
5 24 (1.81%) Apache Spark
6 22 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (1.50%) Tornado
8 13 (0.98%) OpenStack
9 12 (0.90%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.83%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.75%) Jetty
11 10 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (0.68%) IIS
12 9 (0.68%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.38%) Apache Pig
14 5 (0.38%) SAS
15 4 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 45 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
3 24 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.38%) Figma
5 5 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.30%) Gephi
7 2 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.15%) FrameMaker
7 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.075%) CATIA
8 1 (0.075%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.075%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.075%) Simulink
8 1 (0.075%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.075%) SPSS
8 1 (0.075%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.075%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.075%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.075%) HFM
3 1 (0.075%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.075%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.075%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.075%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 98 (7.37%) Azure
2 64 (4.82%) AWS
3 44 (3.31%) Office 365
4 26 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (1.88%) Azure Stack
5 25 (1.88%) OneDrive
6 11 (0.83%) IaaS
6 11 (0.83%) Trello
7 7 (0.53%) OpenShift
8 6 (0.45%) GCP
9 4 (0.30%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.15%) AWS Fargate
10 2 (0.15%) SaaS
10 2 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.075%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 102 (7.67%) Firewall
2 81 (6.09%) Internet
3 77 (5.79%) TCP/IP
4 63 (4.74%) WAN
5 45 (3.39%) DNS
6 42 (3.16%) LAN
7 34 (2.56%) Network Security
8 33 (2.48%) DHCP
9 32 (2.41%) Intrusion Detection
10 29 (2.18%) Unified Communications
10 29 (2.18%) Wireless
11 27 (2.03%) VPN
12 26 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
13 25 (1.88%) NetScaler
14 23 (1.73%) Skype
15 18 (1.35%) Software-Defined Networking
16 12 (0.90%) HTTP
16 12 (0.90%) SSH
16 12 (0.90%) VLAN
16 12 (0.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (7.30%) Big Data
2 72 (5.42%) SQL Server
3 50 (3.76%) MongoDB
4 38 (2.86%) MySQL
5 29 (2.18%) Hadoop
6 24 (1.81%) Oracle Database
7 19 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (1.35%) NoSQL
9 17 (1.28%) Apache Hive
9 17 (1.28%) Relational Database
10 13 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (0.60%) Impala
12 6 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.45%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.45%) GIS
12 6 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
13 5 (0.38%) OrientDB
13 5 (0.38%) Text Mining
14 4 (0.30%) Apache Accumulo
14 4 (0.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 100 (7.52%) JIRA
2 86 (6.47%) Git (software)
3 77 (5.79%) Jenkins
4 46 (3.46%) Eclipse
5 34 (2.56%) Selenium
6 33 (2.48%) Visual Studio
7 31 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
8 29 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 28 (2.11%) Cucumber
10 27 (2.03%) Subversion
11 24 (1.81%) JUnit
12 23 (1.73%) Maven
13 17 (1.28%) TestRail
14 15 (1.13%) Bitbucket
14 15 (1.13%) Zephyr
15 13 (0.98%) MSI
16 11 (0.83%) Eclipse RCP
17 10 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
18 9 (0.68%) Bitbucket Server
18 9 (0.68%) EasyMock
General
1 274 (20.62%) Public Sector
2 154 (11.59%) Finance
3 125 (9.41%) Military
4 120 (9.03%) Aerospace
5 103 (7.75%) Telecoms
6 81 (6.09%) Electronics
7 78 (5.87%) Marketing
8 76 (5.72%) Manufacturing
9 28 (2.11%) Retail
10 21 (1.58%) Law
11 15 (1.13%) Banking
12 12 (0.90%) Games
13 10 (0.75%) Local Government
14 5 (0.38%) Legal
14 5 (0.38%) Publishing
15 2 (0.15%) Advertising
15 2 (0.15%) Automotive
16 1 (0.075%) Police
Job Titles
1 208 (15.65%) Developer
2 104 (7.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 102 (7.67%) Architect
4 99 (7.45%) Software Engineer
5 94 (7.07%) Analyst
6 82 (6.17%) Software Developer
7 77 (5.79%) Consultant
8 76 (5.72%) Java Developer
9 74 (5.57%) Solutions Architect
10 59 (4.44%) Test Engineer
11 55 (4.14%) Support Engineer
12 50 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
13 40 (3.01%) Linux Engineer
14 38 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
15 37 (2.78%) Network Engineer
15 37 (2.78%) Tester
16 30 (2.26%) Integration Engineer
17 29 (2.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 28 (2.11%) Project Manager
19 27 (2.03%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (5.94%) HTML
2 78 (5.87%) CSS
3 75 (5.64%) .NET
4 61 (4.59%) AngularJS
5 49 (3.69%) Spring
5 49 (3.69%) XML
6 48 (3.61%) Node.js
6 48 (3.61%) Web Services
7 39 (2.93%) Java EE
8 34 (2.56%) React
9 30 (2.26%) JSF
9 30 (2.26%) JSP
10 29 (2.18%) HTML5
11 24 (1.81%) Hibernate
11 24 (1.81%) REST
12 22 (1.66%) JSON
13 21 (1.58%) ASP.NET
13 21 (1.58%) SOAP
14 20 (1.50%) Gherkin
15 19 (1.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 139 (10.46%) Management Information System
2 120 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (3.54%) Cyberthreat
4 30 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (1.96%) Embedded Systems
5 26 (1.96%) User Experience
6 21 (1.58%) Data Centre
7 18 (1.35%) Driving Licence
7 18 (1.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 16 (1.20%) CESG
9 15 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (1.13%) Mobile Computing
10 14 (1.05%) Algorithms
11 13 (0.98%) Fat Client
11 13 (0.98%) Thin Client
12 12 (0.90%) Wiki
13 11 (0.83%) PKI
13 11 (0.83%) Private Cloud
14 10 (0.75%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.75%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 362 (27.24%) Linux
2 306 (23.02%) Windows
3 108 (8.13%) Unix
4 107 (8.05%) Windows Server
5 78 (5.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 76 (5.72%) Windows 10
7 75 (5.64%) Windows 7
8 71 (5.34%) CentOS
9 49 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (2.11%) Mac OS
11 24 (1.81%) Android
11 24 (1.81%) Apple iOS
12 23 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (1.05%) Ubuntu
14 10 (0.75%) Debian
14 10 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.60%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.45%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.38%) AIX
17 5 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (33.18%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (16.55%) Software Engineering
3 208 (15.65%) Cybersecurity
4 189 (14.22%) DevOps
4 189 (14.22%) ITIL
5 112 (8.43%) Test Automation
6 108 (8.13%) Continuous Integration
7 107 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 103 (7.75%) Project Management
9 102 (7.67%) Computer Science
9 102 (7.67%) Scrum
10 101 (7.60%) Programme Management
11 100 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
12 97 (7.30%) Problem-Solving
13 81 (6.09%) Information Security
13 81 (6.09%) OO
14 78 (5.87%) Mentoring
14 78 (5.87%) Project Delivery
15 77 (5.79%) Information Assurance
15 77 (5.79%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 335 (25.21%) Java
2 248 (18.66%) C++
3 245 (18.43%) Python
4 228 (17.16%) C
5 192 (14.45%) JavaScript
6 166 (12.49%) SQL
7 155 (11.66%) C#
8 143 (10.76%) PowerShell
9 47 (3.54%) Bash Shell
10 26 (1.96%) PHP
11 19 (1.43%) Ruby
12 16 (1.20%) R
13 15 (1.13%) VB
14 14 (1.05%) PL/SQL
15 13 (0.98%) Go
15 13 (0.98%) Shell Script
15 13 (0.98%) VBScript
16 12 (0.90%) MATLAB
16 12 (0.90%) Scala
17 10 (0.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 596 (44.85%) DV Cleared
2 585 (44.02%) SC Cleared
3 231 (17.38%) Degree
4 60 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (3.61%) CCNA
6 44 (3.31%) ISTQB
7 38 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 35 (2.63%) MCP
9 32 (2.41%) MCSE
10 26 (1.96%) CISSP
11 23 (1.73%) CCNP
12 22 (1.66%) CESG Certified Professional
12 22 (1.66%) MCSA
13 21 (1.58%) ISEB
14 20 (1.50%) APMP
15 17 (1.28%) CISA
15 17 (1.28%) CISMP
15 17 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
16 16 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
16 16 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 39 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 37 (2.78%) JSP 440
4 28 (2.11%) HMG Infosec
5 22 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (1.20%) SLA
7 12 (0.90%) PMO
7 12 (0.90%) QA
8 11 (0.83%) NIST
9 9 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.38%) ECSS
10 5 (0.38%) MISRA
10 5 (0.38%) MISRA C
11 3 (0.23%) GDPR
11 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.23%) RMADS
12 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.15%) IEC 61508
12 2 (0.15%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 181 (13.62%) Active Directory
2 157 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (5.57%) Docker
4 65 (4.89%) Hyper-V
5 49 (3.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 40 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (1.88%) XenApp
8 20 (1.50%) XenDesktop
9 16 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
10 15 (1.13%) VMware NSX
11 12 (0.90%) vSphere
12 8 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (0.60%) VirtualBox
13 7 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.30%) Apache Flume
15 3 (0.23%) iptables
15 3 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
16 2 (0.15%) KVM
16 2 (0.15%) Oracle Clusterware
16 2 (0.15%) Samba
Systems Management
1 134 (10.08%) SCCM
2 72 (5.42%) SCOM
3 56 (4.21%) Kubernetes
4 55 (4.14%) Ansible
5 49 (3.69%) Puppet
6 34 (2.56%) vCenter Server
7 25 (1.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 25 (1.88%) SCOrch
8 23 (1.73%) vRealize
9 19 (1.43%) Nagios
10 12 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (0.90%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 12 (0.90%) Terraform
11 10 (0.75%) Check_MK
11 10 (0.75%) Grafana
12 9 (0.68%) Cloudify
12 9 (0.68%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 9 (0.68%) HP ALM
12 9 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (0.53%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 225 (16.93%) Microsoft
2 194 (14.60%) VMware
3 114 (8.58%) Cisco
4 75 (5.64%) SAP
5 73 (5.49%) Oracle
6 64 (4.82%) Red Hat
7 47 (3.54%) Citrix
8 46 (3.46%) Atlassian
9 32 (2.41%) Splunk
10 26 (1.96%) Veeam
11 20 (1.50%) Juniper
12 17 (1.28%) HP
13 16 (1.20%) Apple
13 16 (1.20%) Google
14 10 (0.75%) IBM
15 8 (0.60%) McAfee
16 7 (0.53%) Nortel
16 7 (0.53%) Siemens
16 7 (0.53%) Veritas
17 6 (0.45%) Xilinx