Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 20 16
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 +10
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,184 1,154 1,362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 11.32% 11.11% 12.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.43% 35.51% 38.34%
Number of salaries quoted 805 862 1,008
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,250 £65,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £49,500 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.32% -1.05% -

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 3,081 3,250 3,552
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.45% 31.29% 32.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2,286 2,555 2,820
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +3.85%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £64,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,467 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.60% -2.18% +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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +3 478 £46,000 -3.16% 49
Wiltshire +2 318 £43,000 +7.50% 55
Bristol -15 258 £47,000 +17.50% 71
Somerset -6 44 £44,000 +29.41% 14
Devon +6 9 £24,250 -37.01% 6
Dorset -63 9 £40,000 -15.79% 9
Cornwall -5 1 £25,750 - 1
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 655 (55.32%) SC Cleared
2 490 (41.39%) DV Cleared
3 395 (33.36%) C
4 335 (28.29%) Windows
5 326 (27.53%) Agile Software Development
6 299 (25.25%) Microsoft
7 283 (23.90%) Linux
8 272 (22.97%) Software Engineering
9 270 (22.80%) ITIL
10 264 (22.30%) Java
11 255 (21.54%) C++
12 222 (18.75%) Python
13 209 (17.65%) Degree
14 197 (16.64%) C#
15 181 (15.29%) Service Management
16 165 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
16 165 (13.94%) Cybersecurity
17 157 (13.26%) UML
18 150 (12.67%) JavaScript
19 143 (12.08%) Finance
20 140 (11.82%) Business Intelligence
20 140 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
21 130 (10.98%) PowerShell
22 129 (10.90%) Test Automation
22 129 (10.90%) Cisco
22 129 (10.90%) SQL
23 126 (10.64%) Scrum
23 126 (10.64%) VMware
24 122 (10.30%) SQL Server
25 119 (10.05%) Active Directory

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 (7.52%) SharePoint
2 55 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
3 46 (3.89%) Confluence
4 38 (3.21%) SharePoint 2013
5 29 (2.45%) MS Exchange
6 20 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 13 (1.10%) Apache
7 13 (1.10%) Apache Pig
7 13 (1.10%) WebLogic
8 11 (0.93%) Alfresco
8 11 (0.93%) Joomla!
9 10 (0.84%) Apache Spark
9 10 (0.84%) JBoss
10 9 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.59%) ArcGIS
13 6 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.42%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.34%) IIS
16 3 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 69 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (2.96%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.42%) Simulink
6 4 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.084%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.084%) Solid Edge
7 1 (0.084%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.25%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 140 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 106 (8.95%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.28%) Office 365
4 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.25%) Slack
5 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.17%) SaaS
5 2 (0.17%) Trello
6 1 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.084%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.084%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.084%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.084%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.084%) GitHub
6 1 (0.084%) IaaS
6 1 (0.084%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 118 (9.97%) Firewall
2 87 (7.35%) LAN
3 78 (6.59%) WAN
4 73 (6.17%) Network Security
5 62 (5.24%) Intrusion Detection
6 39 (3.29%) TCP/IP
7 33 (2.79%) Internet
8 31 (2.62%) Cisco Nexus
8 31 (2.62%) NX-OS
8 31 (2.62%) SSL
8 31 (2.62%) Wireshark
9 28 (2.36%) HTTP
10 25 (2.11%) Software-Defined Networking
11 24 (2.03%) Ethernet
11 24 (2.03%) VLAN
12 23 (1.94%) BGP
12 23 (1.94%) VoIP
13 22 (1.86%) SNMP
14 21 (1.77%) Cisco IOS
14 21 (1.77%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.81%) Big Data
3 43 (3.63%) Hadoop
4 39 (3.29%) MongoDB
5 34 (2.87%) MySQL
6 24 (2.03%) Geospatial Data
7 21 (1.77%) Apache Hive
8 17 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (1.44%) GIS
9 13 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
9 13 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (0.84%) Neo4j
10 10 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
10 10 (0.84%) Oracle ODI
11 8 (0.68%) Power BI
11 8 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.59%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.51%) Endeca
13 6 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 95 (8.02%) Git (software)
2 85 (7.18%) JIRA
3 66 (5.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 54 (4.56%) Jenkins
5 45 (3.80%) Subversion
6 42 (3.55%) Maven
7 40 (3.38%) Rational DOORS
8 36 (3.04%) Selenium
9 34 (2.87%) Bitbucket
10 33 (2.79%) Visual Studio
11 32 (2.70%) Eclipse
11 32 (2.70%) MSI
11 32 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 31 (2.62%) Cucumber
13 30 (2.53%) JUnit
14 28 (2.36%) gulp
14 28 (2.36%) Jasmine
14 28 (2.36%) Karma Test Runner
15 23 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 17 (1.44%) GCC
General
1 143 (12.08%) Finance
2 54 (4.56%) Marketing
3 52 (4.39%) Telecoms
4 48 (4.05%) Electronics
5 46 (3.89%) Military
6 44 (3.72%) Manufacturing
7 34 (2.87%) Law
8 21 (1.77%) Aerospace
9 17 (1.44%) Games
10 13 (1.10%) Retail
11 8 (0.68%) Publishing
12 6 (0.51%) Billing
13 3 (0.25%) Automotive
14 1 (0.084%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 181 (15.29%) Software Engineer
2 166 (14.02%) Developer
3 126 (10.64%) Analyst
4 90 (7.60%) Architect
5 76 (6.42%) Consultant
5 76 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 62 (5.24%) Network Engineer
7 61 (5.15%) Java Developer
8 59 (4.98%) Systems Engineer
9 56 (4.73%) Security Engineer
10 52 (4.39%) C++ Software Engineer
11 49 (4.14%) Test Engineer
12 46 (3.89%) Solutions Architect
13 42 (3.55%) Software Developer
14 41 (3.46%) Java Engineer
15 40 (3.38%) Java Software Engineer
16 39 (3.29%) Cybersecurity Engineer
17 36 (3.04%) Applications Developer
18 33 (2.79%) Project Manager
19 30 (2.53%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (8.70%) .NET
2 97 (8.19%) AngularJS
3 88 (7.43%) HTML
4 71 (6.00%) XML
5 65 (5.49%) .NET Framework
6 64 (5.41%) REST
7 58 (4.90%) Spring
8 55 (4.65%) Java EE
8 55 (4.65%) Web Services
9 54 (4.56%) ASP.NET
10 53 (4.48%) JSF
11 49 (4.14%) CSS
12 44 (3.72%) HTML5
12 44 (3.72%) Node.js
13 42 (3.55%) Hibernate
14 37 (3.13%) Django
14 37 (3.13%) EJB
15 34 (2.87%) ASP.NET MVC
15 34 (2.87%) WPF
16 28 (2.36%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 115 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 50 (4.22%) Self-Motivation
4 47 (3.97%) Embedded Systems
5 41 (3.46%) Data Centre
6 39 (3.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 39 (3.29%) Hybrid Cloud
7 37 (3.13%) Management Information System
8 28 (2.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 26 (2.20%) Driving Licence
10 25 (2.11%) Blackberry
11 22 (1.86%) RIA
12 20 (1.69%) User Experience
13 19 (1.60%) Clustering
14 13 (1.10%) CESG
14 13 (1.10%) Client/Server
14 13 (1.10%) Device Driver
14 13 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
16 11 (0.93%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 335 (28.29%) Windows
2 283 (23.90%) Linux
3 87 (7.35%) Windows Server
4 86 (7.26%) Windows 7
5 75 (6.33%) Unix
6 64 (5.41%) Android
7 63 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 53 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 51 (4.31%) Apple iOS
9 51 (4.31%) Windows 10
10 39 (3.29%) CentOS
11 20 (1.69%) Mac OS X
12 19 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (0.93%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
14 8 (0.68%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.68%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.59%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.25%) AIX
16 3 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (27.53%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (22.97%) Software Engineering
3 270 (22.80%) ITIL
4 181 (15.29%) Service Management
5 165 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
5 165 (13.94%) Cybersecurity
6 157 (13.26%) UML
7 140 (11.82%) Business Intelligence
8 129 (10.90%) Test Automation
9 126 (10.64%) Scrum
10 117 (9.88%) TDD
11 112 (9.46%) DevOps
12 109 (9.21%) Project Management
13 91 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
14 90 (7.60%) Mentoring
14 90 (7.60%) Service Delivery
15 89 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 87 (7.35%) TOGAF
17 86 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
18 72 (6.08%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 395 (33.36%) C
2 264 (22.30%) Java
3 255 (21.54%) C++
4 222 (18.75%) Python
5 197 (16.64%) C#
6 150 (12.67%) JavaScript
7 130 (10.98%) PowerShell
8 129 (10.90%) SQL
9 69 (5.83%) Bash Shell
10 32 (2.70%) Shell Script
11 22 (1.86%) Embedded C
11 22 (1.86%) Embedded C++
11 22 (1.86%) Perl
12 20 (1.69%) Ruby
13 19 (1.60%) Objective-C
13 19 (1.60%) TypeScript
14 18 (1.52%) PHP
15 13 (1.10%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.01%) T-SQL
17 9 (0.76%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 655 (55.32%) SC Cleared
2 490 (41.39%) DV Cleared
3 209 (17.65%) Degree
4 93 (7.85%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 59 (4.98%) CCNA
7 43 (3.63%) CCNP
8 41 (3.46%) CISSP
9 29 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
10 28 (2.36%) MCPD
11 26 (2.20%) MCSE
11 26 (2.20%) SANS
12 25 (2.11%) GIAC
12 25 (2.11%) ISEB
13 24 (2.03%) CompTIA Security+
13 24 (2.03%) SSCP
14 23 (1.94%) TOGAF Certification
15 21 (1.77%) Linux+ Certification
15 21 (1.77%) Network+ Certification
16 19 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.39%) SLA
2 37 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (3.04%) QA
4 17 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 16 (1.35%) ISO 9001
6 12 (1.01%) ECSS
6 12 (1.01%) GDPR
7 8 (0.68%) JSP 440
7 8 (0.68%) RMADS
8 7 (0.59%) PMO
9 6 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
10 4 (0.34%) MISRA
11 3 (0.25%) COBIT
11 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.17%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.17%) GPG13
12 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 15288
12 2 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 119 (10.05%) Active Directory
2 107 (9.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (5.32%) Virtual Desktop
4 57 (4.81%) Hyper-V
5 52 (4.39%) Docker
6 40 (3.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 24 (2.03%) vSphere
8 23 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (1.27%) BitLocker
10 13 (1.10%) VMware NSX
11 10 (0.84%) Firmware
12 9 (0.76%) NFS
12 9 (0.76%) Samba
13 6 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.34%) pfSense
14 4 (0.34%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.17%) KVM
15 2 (0.17%) Snort
16 1 (0.084%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 1 (0.084%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 118 (9.97%) SCCM
2 51 (4.31%) Nagios
3 38 (3.21%) Cisco LMS
3 38 (3.21%) Opsview
4 34 (2.87%) Puppet
4 34 (2.87%) SCOM
5 24 (2.03%) vRealize
6 22 (1.86%) Cisco Prime
7 19 (1.60%) Ansible
8 17 (1.44%) vCenter Server
9 15 (1.27%) Kubernetes
9 15 (1.27%) SCVMM
10 13 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 13 (1.10%) Salt
11 10 (0.84%) Cacti
11 10 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
12 7 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (0.59%) WSUS
13 6 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 299 (25.25%) Microsoft
2 129 (10.90%) Cisco
3 126 (10.64%) VMware
4 59 (4.98%) Oracle
5 49 (4.14%) SAP
6 38 (3.21%) McAfee
6 38 (3.21%) Red Hat
7 35 (2.96%) Citrix
7 35 (2.96%) Juniper
8 32 (2.70%) EMC
9 30 (2.53%) Atlassian
10 23 (1.94%) IBM
11 22 (1.86%) SolarWinds
12 18 (1.52%) HP
13 17 (1.44%) Dell
14 13 (1.10%) F5
14 13 (1.10%) Veeam
15 10 (0.84%) Fortinet
16 9 (0.76%) CheckPoint
16 9 (0.76%) NetApp