Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 9 19
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10 +1
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 765 1,588 1,197
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 15.47% 15.68% 10.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.38% 49.66% 37.39%
Number of salaries quoted 575 1,098 786
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +9.38% +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 1,489 3,198 3,201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 30.12% 31.57% 29.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,115 2,288 2,326
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,200 £26,250 £24,803
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,037 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +9.89%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 -1 268 £55,000 +8.37% 34
Wiltshire 0 200 £65,000 +30.00% 27
Bristol +7 176 £50,000 +5.26% 28
Dorset +44 40 £50,000 +5.26% 18
Somerset +5 36 £38,300 +0.30% 4
Devon +23 16 £40,750 +48.18% 3
Cornwall +15 7 £65,000 +136.36% 3
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 362 (47.32%) SC Cleared
2 332 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
3 296 (38.69%) DV Cleared
4 211 (27.58%) Java
5 153 (20.00%) Linux
6 145 (18.95%) Degree
7 140 (18.30%) Software Engineering
8 138 (18.04%) Python
9 128 (16.73%) Cybersecurity
10 127 (16.60%) Microsoft
11 124 (16.21%) Scrum
12 123 (16.08%) Windows
12 123 (16.08%) C++
13 120 (15.69%) DevOps
14 111 (14.51%) C
15 102 (13.33%) C#
15 102 (13.33%) Aerospace
16 96 (12.55%) AWS
17 95 (12.42%) Active Directory
18 93 (12.16%) JavaScript
19 91 (11.90%) Azure
20 81 (10.59%) ITIL
21 79 (10.33%) Docker
22 78 (10.20%) Jenkins
23 77 (10.07%) Mentoring
24 74 (9.67%) SQL
25 73 (9.54%) OO
25 73 (9.54%) VMware
26 71 (9.28%) Public Sector
27 68 (8.89%) JIRA

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 37 (4.84%) Confluence
2 30 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.61%) MS Exchange
4 19 (2.48%) Tomcat
5 14 (1.83%) JBoss
6 13 (1.70%) Apache
7 9 (1.18%) Apache Spark
8 8 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.78%) IIS
10 5 (0.65%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.52%) ArcGIS
11 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.52%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.26%) NetWeaver
13 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.65%) Adobe XD
5 5 (0.65%) InVision
5 5 (0.65%) OmniGraffle
5 5 (0.65%) Sketch
5 5 (0.65%) UXPin
6 4 (0.52%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.26%) Simulink
8 1 (0.13%) Gephi
8 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 6 (0.78%) Maximo
2 6 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.52%) Primavera
4 3 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.26%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 96 (12.55%) AWS
2 91 (11.90%) Azure
3 33 (4.31%) SaaS
4 31 (4.05%) Office 365
5 28 (3.66%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (3.01%) PaaS
8 22 (2.88%) IaaS
9 17 (2.22%) Power Platform
10 13 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (1.57%) OneDrive
12 10 (1.31%) Amazon S3
13 9 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
13 9 (1.18%) Route 53
14 7 (0.92%) GitHub
15 4 (0.52%) NuGet
15 4 (0.52%) Trello
16 3 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 2 (0.26%) AWS CloudTrail
17 2 (0.26%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 45 (5.88%) Firewall
2 28 (3.66%) Internet
2 28 (3.66%) TCP/IP
3 20 (2.61%) LAN
4 18 (2.35%) Tactical Data Link
5 17 (2.22%) Skype
5 17 (2.22%) VPN
6 16 (2.09%) Network Security
6 16 (2.09%) WAN
7 13 (1.70%) OSPF
8 12 (1.57%) HTTP
9 11 (1.44%) DNS
9 11 (1.44%) Wireshark
10 10 (1.31%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (1.31%) IPsec
10 10 (1.31%) Wireless
11 9 (1.18%) BGP
12 7 (0.92%) VoIP
13 6 (0.78%) DHCP
13 6 (0.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (8.24%) Big Data
2 48 (6.27%) SQL Server
3 40 (5.23%) MongoDB
4 32 (4.18%) Hadoop
4 32 (4.18%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (2.22%) Power BI
6 14 (1.83%) SQL Server 2017
7 13 (1.70%) Geospatial Data
8 11 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (1.44%) NoSQL
9 10 (1.31%) GIS
9 10 (1.31%) MySQL
10 9 (1.18%) SQLite
11 7 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.92%) HBase
11 7 (0.92%) KNIME
11 7 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (0.65%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 78 (10.20%) Jenkins
2 68 (8.89%) JIRA
3 40 (5.23%) Git (software)
4 32 (4.18%) Selenium
5 30 (3.92%) Maven
6 29 (3.79%) Cucumber
7 27 (3.53%) JUnit
8 23 (3.01%) Rational DOORS
9 19 (2.48%) Mockito
10 17 (2.22%) DbUnit
10 17 (2.22%) Eclipse
10 17 (2.22%) jMock
11 16 (2.09%) SonarQube
12 13 (1.70%) Bitbucket Server
13 10 (1.31%) Visual Studio
14 9 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (1.05%) Hudson
15 8 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (0.92%) SoapUI
16 7 (0.92%) WebDriver
General
1 102 (13.33%) Aerospace
2 71 (9.28%) Public Sector
3 55 (7.19%) Finance
4 48 (6.27%) Military
5 40 (5.23%) Electronics
6 37 (4.84%) Legal
7 31 (4.05%) Telecoms
8 27 (3.53%) Manufacturing
8 27 (3.53%) Marketing
9 17 (2.22%) Local Government
10 13 (1.70%) Retail
11 9 (1.18%) Police
12 8 (1.05%) Games
13 4 (0.52%) Advertising
14 3 (0.39%) Law
15 1 (0.13%) Automotive
15 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 129 (16.86%) Developer
2 83 (10.85%) Architect
3 73 (9.54%) Analyst
4 70 (9.15%) Software Engineer
5 48 (6.27%) Consultant
6 46 (6.01%) Java Developer
7 43 (5.62%) Business Analyst
8 42 (5.49%) Software Developer
9 38 (4.97%) Solutions Architect
10 34 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 30 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
12 28 (3.66%) Cloud Architect
13 23 (3.01%) Network Engineer
14 22 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
15 20 (2.61%) Support Engineer
16 19 (2.48%) Technical Analyst
17 18 (2.35%) Project Manager
17 18 (2.35%) Security Consultant
17 18 (2.35%) Technical Manager
18 17 (2.22%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (7.45%) .NET
2 51 (6.67%) Web Services
3 45 (5.88%) Node.js
4 41 (5.36%) Spring
5 36 (4.71%) AngularJS
6 32 (4.18%) REST
6 32 (4.18%) XML
7 29 (3.79%) HTML
8 25 (3.27%) .NET Framework
8 25 (3.27%) React
9 23 (3.01%) CSS
10 22 (2.88%) J2EE
11 21 (2.75%) RESTful
12 18 (2.35%) Java EE
12 18 (2.35%) SOAP
13 17 (2.22%) PowerMock
14 16 (2.09%) Middleware
15 15 (1.96%) SailPoint
16 14 (1.83%) Hibernate
16 14 (1.83%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 62 (8.10%) Management Information System
2 48 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (3.92%) Cyberthreat
4 22 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (2.61%) Internet of Things
5 20 (2.61%) PKI
6 19 (2.48%) CESG
7 18 (2.35%) Cloud Native
7 18 (2.35%) Cyberattack
7 18 (2.35%) Data Centre
8 17 (2.22%) User Experience
9 14 (1.83%) Embedded Systems
10 13 (1.70%) Driving Licence
11 10 (1.31%) Public Cloud
12 8 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.78%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.65%) CCTV
14 5 (0.65%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 5 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
15 4 (0.52%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 153 (20.00%) Linux
2 123 (16.08%) Windows
3 43 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 38 (4.97%) Unix
5 35 (4.58%) CentOS
6 32 (4.18%) Windows Server
7 28 (3.66%) Windows 10
8 13 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.44%) Android
10 10 (1.31%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.05%) Debian
11 8 (1.05%) Windows Server 2019
12 6 (0.78%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.78%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.39%) Kali Linux
13 3 (0.39%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.39%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
14 2 (0.26%) AIX
14 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (18.30%) Software Engineering
3 128 (16.73%) Cybersecurity
4 124 (16.21%) Scrum
5 120 (15.69%) DevOps
6 81 (10.59%) ITIL
7 77 (10.07%) Mentoring
8 73 (9.54%) OO
9 66 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 64 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
10 64 (8.37%) Project Management
11 62 (8.10%) TDD
12 59 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
13 58 (7.58%) Technical Leadership
14 54 (7.06%) Problem-Solving
14 54 (7.06%) UML
15 53 (6.93%) Test Automation
16 52 (6.80%) Information Assurance
16 52 (6.80%) Machine Learning
17 50 (6.54%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 211 (27.58%) Java
2 138 (18.04%) Python
3 123 (16.08%) C++
4 111 (14.51%) C
5 102 (13.33%) C#
6 93 (12.16%) JavaScript
7 74 (9.67%) SQL
8 33 (4.31%) PowerShell
9 30 (3.92%) Bash Shell
10 23 (3.01%) Ruby
11 16 (2.09%) R
12 13 (1.70%) Java 8
12 13 (1.70%) Perl
13 7 (0.92%) MATLAB
14 5 (0.65%) Ada
14 5 (0.65%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.65%) Scala
15 4 (0.52%) PHP
16 3 (0.39%) Go
16 3 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 362 (47.32%) SC Cleared
2 296 (38.69%) DV Cleared
3 145 (18.95%) Degree
4 35 (4.58%) CISSP
5 28 (3.66%) CESG Certified Professional
6 26 (3.40%) CISM
6 26 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (2.61%) CCNA
9 12 (1.57%) HND
10 10 (1.31%) CCNP
10 10 (1.31%) MCSE
11 9 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (1.18%) CRISC
11 9 (1.18%) MCSA
12 8 (1.05%) CEH
13 7 (0.92%) DBS Check
13 7 (0.92%) TOGAF Certification
14 6 (0.78%) AWS Certification
14 6 (0.78%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (3.40%) NCSC
3 22 (2.88%) NIST
4 19 (2.48%) JSP 440
5 18 (2.35%) SLA
6 16 (2.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 14 (1.83%) NIST 800
8 10 (1.31%) QA
9 7 (0.92%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.92%) ISO 22301
9 7 (0.92%) ISO 31000
9 7 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 7 (0.92%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.65%) GDPR
10 5 (0.65%) PMO
11 4 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (0.52%) Def Stans
12 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.26%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 95 (12.42%) Active Directory
2 79 (10.33%) Docker
3 48 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (2.75%) vSphere
5 16 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.44%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.78%) NDS
8 5 (0.65%) Firmware
8 5 (0.65%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 5 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.65%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.52%) Snort
10 3 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.26%) Postfix
11 2 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.26%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.26%) XenApp
11 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 48 (6.27%) Ansible
2 38 (4.97%) Terraform
3 20 (2.61%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 19 (2.48%) Puppet
5 15 (1.96%) Kubernetes
6 14 (1.83%) SCCM
7 13 (1.70%) vCenter Server
8 10 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (1.05%) WhatsUp Gold
11 5 (0.65%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 4 (0.52%) Cloudify
12 4 (0.52%) Computer Incident Response Team
12 4 (0.52%) HP ALM
12 4 (0.52%) logstash
12 4 (0.52%) Nmap
12 4 (0.52%) Packer
12 4 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.52%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.39%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 127 (16.60%) Microsoft
2 73 (9.54%) VMware
3 60 (7.84%) Oracle
4 39 (5.10%) Cisco
5 29 (3.79%) Atlassian
5 29 (3.79%) SAP
6 26 (3.40%) Red Hat
7 24 (3.14%) NetIQ
8 17 (2.22%) Splunk
9 15 (1.96%) ForgeRock
9 15 (1.96%) Google
10 11 (1.44%) Veeam
11 10 (1.31%) Capita
11 10 (1.31%) Dell
11 10 (1.31%) Juniper
11 10 (1.31%) Sparx
12 9 (1.18%) BiZZdesign
12 9 (1.18%) Citrix
13 8 (1.05%) BMC
13 8 (1.05%) SolarWinds