Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 20 17
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +7
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,185 1,186 1,276
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 10.99% 11.66% 11.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.71% 37.25% 35.30%
Number of salaries quoted 734 901 950
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -4.55% -2.22%
10th Percentile £28,575 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% -5.26% -

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 3,142 3,184 3,615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.13% 31.29% 32.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2,245 2,510 2,873
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,725 £24,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 0 410 £46,000 +2.22% 49
Wiltshire +4 296 £42,500 +6.25% 33
Bristol -5 271 £45,000 +12.50% 56
Somerset -18 44 £42,250 +20.71% 21
Devon +8 16 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Dorset -52 14 £40,000 -20.00% 11
Cornwall - 1 £25,750 - 1
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 620 (52.32%) SC Cleared
2 475 (40.08%) DV Cleared
3 356 (30.04%) Windows
4 353 (29.79%) C
5 352 (29.70%) ITIL
6 329 (27.76%) Microsoft
7 312 (26.33%) Agile Software Development
8 286 (24.14%) Linux
9 217 (18.31%) Software Engineering
10 214 (18.06%) Service Management
11 188 (15.86%) Java
12 187 (15.78%) Degree
13 170 (14.35%) Python
14 169 (14.26%) Analytical Skills
15 162 (13.67%) C++
16 159 (13.42%) C#
17 151 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
18 145 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
19 143 (12.07%) Active Directory
20 137 (11.56%) PowerShell
21 134 (11.31%) Cybersecurity
22 133 (11.22%) SQL
23 132 (11.14%) UML
24 131 (11.05%) Firewall
24 131 (11.05%) DevOps
25 129 (10.89%) Service Delivery
26 127 (10.72%) JavaScript
26 127 (10.72%) Test Automation
27 124 (10.46%) SQL Server
28 116 (9.79%) VMware

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
1 109 (9.20%) SharePoint
2 61 (5.15%) Confluence
3 59 (4.98%) Elasticsearch
4 33 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
5 19 (1.60%) MS Exchange
6 18 (1.52%) JBoss
7 15 (1.27%) Apache
7 15 (1.27%) WebSphere
8 12 (1.01%) WebLogic
9 11 (0.93%) Apache Spark
9 11 (0.93%) IIS
10 9 (0.76%) Alfresco
10 9 (0.76%) Joomla!
11 7 (0.59%) Apache Pig
11 7 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.51%) GeoServer
13 5 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.42%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.34%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 92 (7.76%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
4 17 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (1.01%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.76%) Simulink
8 1 (0.084%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.084%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.084%) Primavera
4 1 (0.084%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 104 (8.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (5.57%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (2.62%) Office 365
4 11 (0.93%) Amazon S3
5 9 (0.76%) Slack
6 4 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.25%) IaaS
8 2 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.17%) Trello
9 1 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.084%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.084%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.084%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 131 (11.05%) Firewall
2 106 (8.95%) Network Security
3 86 (7.26%) LAN
4 81 (6.84%) WAN
5 69 (5.82%) TCP/IP
6 60 (5.06%) DNS
6 60 (5.06%) Intrusion Detection
7 54 (4.56%) DHCP
8 44 (3.71%) Cisco Nexus
8 44 (3.71%) HTTP
8 44 (3.71%) NX-OS
9 39 (3.29%) SMTP
10 36 (3.04%) X.400
11 35 (2.95%) Wireshark
12 34 (2.87%) HTTPS
13 33 (2.78%) FTP
13 33 (2.78%) VoIP
14 30 (2.53%) DMZ
14 30 (2.53%) Internet
15 25 (2.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (10.46%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.29%) Big Data
3 37 (3.12%) Hadoop
4 29 (2.45%) MongoDB
5 25 (2.11%) Geospatial Data
6 23 (1.94%) MySQL
7 20 (1.69%) GIS
8 18 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
10 11 (0.93%) Apache Hive
10 11 (0.93%) Oracle ODI
10 11 (0.93%) Relational Database
11 9 (0.76%) NoSQL
11 9 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.68%) Apache Accumulo
12 8 (0.68%) Endeca
13 7 (0.59%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 94 (7.93%) JIRA
2 77 (6.50%) Git (software)
3 71 (5.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 51 (4.30%) Jenkins
5 45 (3.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 44 (3.71%) MSI
7 40 (3.38%) JUnit
8 37 (3.12%) Jasmine
9 35 (2.95%) Rational DOORS
10 33 (2.78%) gulp
10 33 (2.78%) Karma Test Runner
10 33 (2.78%) Visual Studio
11 32 (2.70%) Bitbucket
12 31 (2.62%) Maven
13 28 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 28 (2.36%) Selenium
14 25 (2.11%) Cucumber
15 24 (2.03%) Subversion
16 19 (1.60%) Rational Rhapsody
17 15 (1.27%) JMeter
General
1 107 (9.03%) Finance
2 40 (3.38%) Law
3 38 (3.21%) Military
4 34 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 32 (2.70%) Marketing
6 27 (2.28%) Manufacturing
7 25 (2.11%) Electronics
8 22 (1.86%) Aerospace
9 19 (1.60%) Retail
10 12 (1.01%) Games
11 8 (0.68%) Publishing
12 4 (0.34%) Billing
12 4 (0.34%) Legal
13 1 (0.084%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 146 (12.32%) Developer
2 141 (11.90%) Software Engineer
3 127 (10.72%) Analyst
4 92 (7.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 87 (7.34%) Consultant
6 79 (6.67%) Network Engineer
7 64 (5.40%) Architect
8 60 (5.06%) Systems Engineer
9 54 (4.56%) Java Developer
10 52 (4.39%) Test Engineer
11 38 (3.21%) Linux Engineer
11 38 (3.21%) Support Engineer
12 37 (3.12%) Wintel Engineer
13 36 (3.04%) Project Manager
14 34 (2.87%) Applications Developer
14 34 (2.87%) Desktop Support
14 34 (2.87%) IT Support
14 34 (2.87%) Java Engineer
15 33 (2.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 33 (2.78%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (8.27%) .NET
2 90 (7.59%) HTML
3 79 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 64 (5.40%) REST
5 62 (5.23%) .NET Framework
5 62 (5.23%) Web Services
6 61 (5.15%) XML
7 60 (5.06%) JSF
8 57 (4.81%) CSS
9 53 (4.47%) Java EE
10 51 (4.30%) ASP.NET
11 43 (3.63%) Spring
12 42 (3.54%) HTML5
13 40 (3.38%) ASP.NET MVC
14 36 (3.04%) Node.js
15 35 (2.95%) Entity Framework
15 35 (2.95%) Hibernate
16 34 (2.87%) EJB
17 33 (2.78%) Swagger
18 26 (2.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 169 (14.26%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (5.65%) Computer Science
3 54 (4.56%) Management Information System
4 43 (3.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 41 (3.46%) CESG
6 36 (3.04%) Data Centre
7 34 (2.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 32 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
9 30 (2.53%) Driving Licence
10 29 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
11 27 (2.28%) Hybrid Cloud
12 24 (2.03%) Clustering
12 24 (2.03%) Cyber Warfare
13 20 (1.69%) Device Driver
14 19 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (1.52%) RIA
16 17 (1.43%) iPhone
17 16 (1.35%) User Experience
18 14 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
19 13 (1.10%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 356 (30.04%) Windows
2 286 (24.14%) Linux
3 108 (9.11%) Unix
4 95 (8.02%) Windows Server
5 75 (6.33%) Windows 7
6 66 (5.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 58 (4.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 46 (3.88%) CentOS
9 40 (3.38%) Windows 10
10 31 (2.62%) Android
11 26 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (1.60%) Apple iOS
13 16 (1.35%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.84%) Embedded Linux
15 9 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
16 7 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.59%) Windows XP
17 6 (0.51%) Windows 8
18 3 (0.25%) AIX
18 3 (0.25%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (29.70%) ITIL
2 312 (26.33%) Agile Software Development
3 217 (18.31%) Software Engineering
4 214 (18.06%) Service Management
5 151 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
6 145 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
7 134 (11.31%) Cybersecurity
8 132 (11.14%) UML
9 131 (11.05%) DevOps
10 129 (10.89%) Service Delivery
11 127 (10.72%) Test Automation
12 115 (9.70%) Project Management
13 105 (8.86%) TDD
14 104 (8.78%) ITIL V3
15 103 (8.69%) Scrum
16 91 (7.68%) Problem-Solving
17 88 (7.43%) Mentoring
18 83 (7.00%) ITSM
18 83 (7.00%) Root Cause Analysis
19 82 (6.92%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 353 (29.79%) C
2 188 (15.86%) Java
3 170 (14.35%) Python
4 162 (13.67%) C++
5 159 (13.42%) C#
6 137 (11.56%) PowerShell
7 133 (11.22%) SQL
8 127 (10.72%) JavaScript
9 71 (5.99%) Bash Shell
10 27 (2.28%) Shell Script
11 23 (1.94%) Perl
12 21 (1.77%) Embedded C
12 21 (1.77%) Embedded C++
13 17 (1.43%) Ruby
14 16 (1.35%) PHP
15 13 (1.10%) TypeScript
16 9 (0.76%) Korn
16 9 (0.76%) MATLAB
17 8 (0.68%) Objective-C
18 6 (0.51%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 620 (52.32%) SC Cleared
2 475 (40.08%) DV Cleared
3 187 (15.78%) Degree
4 114 (9.62%) Cisco Certification
5 80 (6.75%) CCNA
6 73 (6.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 65 (5.49%) CISSP
8 37 (3.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 36 (3.04%) CCNP
10 33 (2.78%) MCPD
11 26 (2.19%) MCSE
12 24 (2.03%) APMP
12 24 (2.03%) CESG Certified Professional
13 23 (1.94%) ISEB
13 23 (1.94%) ISTQB
14 21 (1.77%) GIAC
15 17 (1.43%) CompTIA Security+
15 17 (1.43%) SANS
15 17 (1.43%) SSCP
16 15 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (6.08%) SLA
2 51 (4.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (2.19%) QA
4 19 (1.60%) RMADS
5 16 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 15 (1.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 12 (1.01%) JSP 440
8 10 (0.84%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.76%) GDPR
9 9 (0.76%) MISRA
10 4 (0.34%) PMO
11 3 (0.25%) COBIT
11 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.25%) WCAG
12 2 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.17%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 15288
13 1 (0.084%) Def Stans
13 1 (0.084%) ECSS
13 1 (0.084%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 143 (12.07%) Active Directory
2 99 (8.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (5.06%) Hyper-V
3 60 (5.06%) Virtual Desktop
4 44 (3.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 38 (3.21%) vSphere
6 33 (2.78%) Docker
7 21 (1.77%) BitLocker
8 19 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (1.35%) NFS
9 16 (1.35%) Samba
10 14 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.76%) Firmware
11 9 (0.76%) VMware NSX
12 7 (0.59%) Snort
13 5 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 2 (0.17%) HDFS
14 2 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.084%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 107 (9.03%) SCCM
2 59 (4.98%) Nagios
3 57 (4.81%) Puppet
4 51 (4.30%) Cisco LMS
4 51 (4.30%) Opsview
5 33 (2.78%) Cisco Prime
6 27 (2.28%) SCOM
7 22 (1.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 22 (1.86%) SCVMM
8 17 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (0.93%) Ansible
10 10 (0.84%) Kibana
10 10 (0.84%) vCenter Server
11 6 (0.51%) HP ALM
11 6 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
11 6 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (0.42%) Salt
12 5 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 329 (27.76%) Microsoft
2 116 (9.79%) VMware
3 107 (9.03%) Cisco
4 69 (5.82%) Oracle
5 60 (5.06%) McAfee
6 46 (3.88%) Red Hat
7 34 (2.87%) HP
7 34 (2.87%) SAP
8 32 (2.70%) Juniper
9 30 (2.53%) IBM
10 27 (2.28%) Atlassian
11 22 (1.86%) EMC
12 19 (1.60%) Citrix
13 14 (1.18%) F5
13 14 (1.18%) SolarWinds
14 11 (0.93%) CheckPoint
15 9 (0.76%) CA Agile Central
15 9 (0.76%) Centrify
15 9 (0.76%) NetApp
16 7 (0.59%) Sophos