Period
to 18 September 2020

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 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 8 18
Rank change year-on-year +4 +10 +3
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 621 1,545 1,198
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 18.38% 15.38% 11.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 58.26% 49.42% 39.88%
Number of salaries quoted 466 1,119 842
Median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% +11.11% +2.27%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.38%

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 1,066 3,126 3,004
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 31.56% 31.12% 28.95%
Number of salaries quoted 790 2,298 2,265
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,725 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +6.38%

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 18 September 2020.

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 September 2020. 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 -1 213 £55,000 +10.00% 27
Wiltshire 0 203 £65,000 +30.00% 26
Bristol +10 124 £55,000 +12.82% 51
Somerset +2 25 £45,770 +20.94% 4
Dorset +2 16 £47,500 -17.39% 22
Devon +28 10 £40,750 +61.39% 11
Cornwall +13 5 £65,000 +145.28% 1
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, 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.

1 323 (52.01%) SC Cleared
2 289 (46.54%) Agile Software Development
3 246 (39.61%) DV Cleared
4 168 (27.05%) Java
5 128 (20.61%) Scrum
6 118 (19.00%) DevOps
7 112 (18.04%) Cybersecurity
8 111 (17.87%) Linux
9 108 (17.39%) AWS
10 106 (17.07%) Python
11 103 (16.59%) Degree
12 91 (14.65%) C
13 86 (13.85%) Software Engineering
14 81 (13.04%) Microsoft
15 80 (12.88%) Windows
16 78 (12.56%) JavaScript
16 78 (12.56%) Jenkins
17 74 (11.92%) C++
18 71 (11.43%) Active Directory
18 71 (11.43%) Docker
19 70 (11.27%) Azure
20 67 (10.79%) SQL
20 67 (10.79%) Test Automation
21 65 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
21 65 (10.47%) JIRA
22 64 (10.31%) ITIL
23 63 (10.14%) Oracle
23 63 (10.14%) Mentoring
24 62 (9.98%) Big Data
25 58 (9.34%) Public Sector

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 44 (7.09%) Confluence
2 20 (3.22%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.58%) Tomcat
4 14 (2.25%) MS Exchange
5 13 (2.09%) JBoss
6 8 (1.29%) Apache
7 7 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.48%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.48%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.48%) IIS
10 3 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.48%) WildFly
11 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.32%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.32%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.32%) SAS
11 2 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.81%) Adobe XD
2 5 (0.81%) InVision
2 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (0.81%) OmniGraffle
2 5 (0.81%) Sketch
2 5 (0.81%) UXPin
3 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.48%) Simulink
4 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 11 (1.77%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 6 (0.97%) Maximo
2 6 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.64%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 108 (17.39%) AWS
2 70 (11.27%) Azure
3 30 (4.83%) SaaS
4 26 (4.19%) IaaS
5 25 (4.03%) Amazon EC2
6 18 (2.90%) PaaS
7 15 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (2.42%) Office 365
8 10 (1.61%) Amazon ELB
8 10 (1.61%) Amazon S3
8 10 (1.61%) Route 53
9 9 (1.45%) Power Platform
10 7 (1.13%) GitHub
11 4 (0.64%) AWS CloudTrail
11 4 (0.64%) NuGet
11 4 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.32%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.16%) BlazeMeter
14 1 (0.16%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.12%) Firewall
2 29 (4.67%) Internet
3 24 (3.86%) TCP/IP
4 18 (2.90%) Network Security
5 16 (2.58%) VPN
6 15 (2.42%) OSPF
7 12 (1.93%) BGP
7 12 (1.93%) Skype
8 11 (1.77%) DNS
9 9 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (1.45%) IPsec
9 9 (1.45%) LAN
10 8 (1.29%) WAN
11 6 (0.97%) 802.11
11 6 (0.97%) HSRP
11 6 (0.97%) SMTP
11 6 (0.97%) Unified Communications
11 6 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (0.97%) Wireless
12 4 (0.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (9.98%) Big Data
2 32 (5.15%) SQL Server
3 21 (3.38%) MongoDB
4 19 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (2.58%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (1.45%) MySQL
7 9 (1.45%) Power BI
8 7 (1.13%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.97%) SQL Server 2017
10 5 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.64%) QlikView
11 4 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.48%) HBase
12 3 (0.48%) KNIME
12 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.48%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 78 (12.56%) Jenkins
2 65 (10.47%) JIRA
3 36 (5.80%) Git (software)
4 34 (5.48%) Selenium
5 31 (4.99%) Cucumber
6 26 (4.19%) Maven
7 23 (3.70%) JUnit
8 19 (3.06%) Eclipse
9 18 (2.90%) Mockito
10 16 (2.58%) Bitbucket Server
11 15 (2.42%) DbUnit
11 15 (2.42%) jMock
12 14 (2.25%) Rational DOORS
12 14 (2.25%) SonarQube
13 13 (2.09%) GitLab
13 13 (2.09%) Oracle APEX
14 11 (1.77%) Hudson
15 10 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 8 (1.29%) JMeter
16 8 (1.29%) WebDriver
General
1 58 (9.34%) Public Sector
2 56 (9.02%) Finance
3 40 (6.44%) Electronics
4 34 (5.48%) Aerospace
5 30 (4.83%) Legal
6 29 (4.67%) Telecoms
7 28 (4.51%) Manufacturing
7 28 (4.51%) Marketing
8 26 (4.19%) Military
9 17 (2.74%) Local Government
10 16 (2.58%) Police
11 14 (2.25%) Retail
12 5 (0.81%) Games
13 4 (0.64%) Law
14 3 (0.48%) Advertising
15 1 (0.16%) Automotive
15 1 (0.16%) French Language
15 1 (0.16%) German Language
15 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 125 (20.13%) Developer
2 78 (12.56%) Architect
3 67 (10.79%) Analyst
4 50 (8.05%) Software Engineer
5 47 (7.57%) Java Developer
5 47 (7.57%) Solutions Architect
6 36 (5.80%) Business Analyst
7 32 (5.15%) Consultant
8 30 (4.83%) DevOps Engineer
9 27 (4.35%) Cloud Architect
10 24 (3.86%) Software Developer
11 22 (3.54%) Network Engineer
12 19 (3.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (2.90%) Principal Engineer
13 18 (2.90%) Project Manager
14 17 (2.74%) Oracle Developer
15 16 (2.58%) Cloud Solutions Architect
15 16 (2.58%) Support Engineer
16 15 (2.42%) Scrum Master
17 14 (2.25%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (7.25%) Web Services
2 38 (6.12%) Spring
3 35 (5.64%) Node.js
4 29 (4.67%) J2EE
5 27 (4.35%) .NET
6 26 (4.19%) REST
7 25 (4.03%) Middleware
8 24 (3.86%) AngularJS
9 22 (3.54%) XML
10 21 (3.38%) SailPoint
11 18 (2.90%) CSS
11 18 (2.90%) HTML
11 18 (2.90%) RESTful
12 17 (2.74%) Oracle Fusion
13 16 (2.58%) Apache NiFi
13 16 (2.58%) SOAP
14 15 (2.42%) Kafka
14 15 (2.42%) PowerMock
15 14 (2.25%) Apache Camel
16 13 (2.09%) React
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 37 (5.96%) Cyberthreat
4 27 (4.35%) Internet of Things
5 23 (3.70%) PKI
6 20 (3.22%) User Experience
7 17 (2.74%) Cyberattack
8 14 (2.25%) Cloud Native
9 13 (2.09%) Data Centre
10 10 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
11 9 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.29%) Driving Licence
13 7 (1.13%) CESG
13 7 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (0.97%) Public Cloud
15 4 (0.64%) Algorithms
15 4 (0.64%) Cyber Defence
15 4 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.64%) Taxonomies
16 3 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 111 (17.87%) Linux
2 80 (12.88%) Windows
3 43 (6.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 39 (6.28%) Windows Server
5 27 (4.35%) CentOS
6 19 (3.06%) Unix
6 19 (3.06%) Windows 10
7 13 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.81%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.81%) Debian
9 4 (0.64%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.64%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.64%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.48%) Android
11 2 (0.32%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (46.54%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (20.61%) Scrum
3 118 (19.00%) DevOps
4 112 (18.04%) Cybersecurity
5 86 (13.85%) Software Engineering
6 67 (10.79%) Test Automation
7 65 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
8 64 (10.31%) ITIL
9 63 (10.14%) Mentoring
10 58 (9.34%) Stakeholder Management
11 57 (9.18%) Business Intelligence
12 54 (8.70%) Project Management
13 53 (8.53%) Technical Leadership
14 52 (8.37%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 51 (8.21%) TDD
16 46 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
16 46 (7.41%) Service Design
17 44 (7.09%) OO
18 41 (6.60%) Analytics
18 41 (6.60%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 168 (27.05%) Java
2 106 (17.07%) Python
3 91 (14.65%) C
4 78 (12.56%) JavaScript
5 74 (11.92%) C++
6 67 (10.79%) SQL
7 55 (8.86%) C#
8 27 (4.35%) Bash Shell
9 24 (3.86%) PowerShell
10 19 (3.06%) PL/SQL
11 12 (1.93%) R
11 12 (1.93%) Ruby
12 11 (1.77%) Java 8
13 8 (1.29%) Perl
14 7 (1.13%) MATLAB
15 4 (0.64%) Scala
16 3 (0.48%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.32%) Fortran
17 2 (0.32%) VBScript
18 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 323 (52.01%) SC Cleared
2 246 (39.61%) DV Cleared
3 103 (16.59%) Degree
4 23 (3.70%) CISSP
5 22 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (2.90%) CCNA
7 16 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (2.42%) CESG Certified Professional
9 12 (1.93%) CCNP
9 12 (1.93%) CISM
10 9 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (1.13%) MCSE
12 6 (0.97%) AWS Certification
12 6 (0.97%) HNC
12 6 (0.97%) OSCP
13 5 (0.81%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.81%) MCSA
14 4 (0.64%) HND
14 4 (0.64%) ISEB
14 4 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 25 (4.03%) NCSC
2 21 (3.38%) NIST
3 19 (3.06%) SLA
4 14 (2.25%) NIST 800
4 14 (2.25%) QA
5 9 (1.45%) Data Quality
6 8 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 8 (1.29%) JSP 440
6 8 (1.29%) PCI DSS
7 7 (1.13%) GDPR
7 7 (1.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (0.81%) Def Stans
9 5 (0.81%) ISO 22301
9 5 (0.81%) ISO 31000
10 4 (0.64%) HAZOP
10 4 (0.64%) RMADS
11 2 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 71 (11.43%) Active Directory
1 71 (11.43%) Docker
2 34 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.38%) vSphere
4 12 (1.93%) NDS
5 11 (1.77%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 10 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.97%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.64%) Firmware
8 4 (0.64%) Snort
9 3 (0.48%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 46 (7.41%) Ansible
2 42 (6.76%) Terraform
3 26 (4.19%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 17 (2.74%) Puppet
5 11 (1.77%) Kubernetes
6 9 (1.45%) vCenter Server
7 8 (1.29%) Tivoli
7 8 (1.29%) WhatsUp Gold
8 6 (0.97%) Cisco Prime
8 6 (0.97%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 6 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 5 (0.81%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 4 (0.64%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 4 (0.64%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 4 (0.64%) vRealize
10 4 (0.64%) WSUS
11 3 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
11 3 (0.48%) SCCM
12 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 81 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 63 (10.14%) Oracle
3 53 (8.53%) VMware
4 39 (6.28%) Cisco
5 30 (4.83%) NetIQ
6 28 (4.51%) SAP
7 21 (3.38%) ForgeRock
7 21 (3.38%) Red Hat
8 17 (2.74%) Splunk
9 15 (2.42%) Atlassian
9 15 (2.42%) Google
10 12 (1.93%) Juniper
10 12 (1.93%) Veeam
11 11 (1.77%) Sparx
12 10 (1.61%) BiZZdesign
12 10 (1.61%) IBM
12 10 (1.61%) SolarWinds
13 8 (1.29%) BMC
13 8 (1.29%) Okta
14 7 (1.13%) Capita