Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 22 15
Rank change year-on-year +6 -7 +10
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,204 1,055 1,468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.00% 10.29% 13.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.03% 34.41% 41.76%
Number of salaries quoted 784 757 1,084
South West median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.24% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,650 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,200 £47,000
% change year-on-year +10.62% -3.83% +4.44%

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 2,798 3,066 3,515
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.90% 29.90% 32.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2,041 2,331 2,755
South West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 11 December 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 11 December 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
Wiltshire +4 439 £45,000 +12.50% 57
Gloucestershire +5 362 £47,500 +3.26% 74
Bristol +2 294 £45,000 +12.50% 106
Somerset +6 59 £47,000 +17.50% 15
Devon +3 14 £37,500 -15.73% 9
Dorset -24 7 £47,000 +4.44% 23
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 663 (55.07%) SC Cleared
2 495 (41.11%) DV Cleared
3 353 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
4 336 (27.91%) C
5 283 (23.50%) Windows
6 265 (22.01%) Java
7 251 (20.85%) Linux
8 230 (19.10%) Microsoft
9 229 (19.02%) ITIL
10 219 (18.19%) Software Engineering
10 219 (18.19%) Degree
11 210 (17.44%) C++
12 190 (15.78%) Python
13 177 (14.70%) UML
14 159 (13.21%) VMware
15 153 (12.71%) JavaScript
16 147 (12.21%) PowerShell
17 143 (11.88%) Cybersecurity
18 137 (11.38%) Systems Engineering
19 133 (11.05%) Service Management
20 129 (10.71%) C#
21 126 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
22 124 (10.30%) Cisco
23 123 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure
24 121 (10.05%) Microsoft Azure
25 118 (9.80%) Computer Science
25 118 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 116 (9.63%) Firewall
26 116 (9.63%) Scrum
27 115 (9.55%) SCCM

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 50 (4.15%) SharePoint
2 31 (2.57%) Confluence
3 28 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 27 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 20 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
7 19 (1.58%) Apache
8 17 (1.41%) Apache Pig
9 16 (1.33%) Tomcat
10 12 (1.00%) IIS
10 12 (1.00%) JBoss
11 11 (0.91%) Apache Spark
12 10 (0.83%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.75%) Jetty
14 8 (0.66%) Alfresco
14 8 (0.66%) Joomla!
14 8 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.33%) ArcGIS
15 4 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (3.74%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.50%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.25%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.083%) Simulink
7 1 (0.083%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 4 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.17%) Primavera
3 1 (0.083%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 121 (10.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 95 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (1.83%) Office 365
4 19 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.58%) G Suite
6 4 (0.33%) GitHub
7 3 (0.25%) SaaS
8 1 (0.083%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.083%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.083%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.083%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.083%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.083%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.083%) Serverless
8 1 (0.083%) Slack
8 1 (0.083%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 116 (9.63%) Firewall
2 65 (5.40%) LAN
3 54 (4.49%) WAN
4 38 (3.16%) Software-Defined Networking
5 37 (3.07%) Internet
6 34 (2.82%) Network Security
7 32 (2.66%) Intrusion Detection
8 29 (2.41%) TCP/IP
9 28 (2.33%) SSL
9 28 (2.33%) VSAN
10 27 (2.24%) HTTP
11 25 (2.08%) Wireshark
12 24 (1.99%) BGP
12 24 (1.99%) Cisco Nexus
12 24 (1.99%) EIGRP
13 23 (1.91%) DNS
13 23 (1.91%) VPN
14 22 (1.83%) Unified Communications
15 20 (1.66%) Wireless
16 19 (1.58%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 73 (6.06%) Big Data
3 48 (3.99%) Hadoop
4 31 (2.57%) MySQL
5 29 (2.41%) MongoDB
6 25 (2.08%) Geospatial Data
7 24 (1.99%) Apache Hive
8 21 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (1.74%) Relational Database
9 16 (1.33%) GIS
10 13 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
11 12 (1.00%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.75%) Neo4j
12 9 (0.75%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.50%) Data Mining
15 5 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (0.42%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 76 (6.31%) JIRA
2 74 (6.15%) Git (software)
3 70 (5.81%) Maven
4 60 (4.98%) Subversion
5 43 (3.57%) Jenkins
6 39 (3.24%) MSI
7 35 (2.91%) Selenium
8 31 (2.57%) Eclipse
9 24 (1.99%) Ant
9 24 (1.99%) Bitbucket
10 23 (1.91%) Apache Ivy
11 22 (1.83%) Rational DOORS
11 22 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (1.74%) Cucumber
12 21 (1.74%) JUnit
13 19 (1.58%) Sonatype Nexus
14 18 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 16 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 15 (1.25%) git-flow
17 14 (1.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 111 (9.22%) Finance
2 59 (4.90%) Marketing
3 57 (4.73%) Telecoms
4 54 (4.49%) Military
5 45 (3.74%) Electronics
6 43 (3.57%) Manufacturing
7 26 (2.16%) Law
8 24 (1.99%) Retail
9 19 (1.58%) Aerospace
9 19 (1.58%) Games
10 16 (1.33%) Legal
11 14 (1.16%) Billing
12 10 (0.83%) Banking
13 5 (0.42%) Local Government
14 3 (0.25%) Advertising
15 2 (0.17%) Automotive
15 2 (0.17%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 151 (12.54%) Developer
2 136 (11.30%) Analyst
3 135 (11.21%) Software Engineer
4 114 (9.47%) Architect
5 89 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 75 (6.23%) Systems Engineer
7 73 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
8 65 (5.40%) Java Developer
9 63 (5.23%) Network Engineer
10 56 (4.65%) C++ Software Engineer
11 52 (4.32%) Consultant
12 48 (3.99%) Business Analyst
13 47 (3.90%) Project Manager
14 45 (3.74%) Java Engineer
14 45 (3.74%) Java Software Engineer
15 43 (3.57%) Test Engineer
16 39 (3.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 34 (2.82%) Software Developer
18 32 (2.66%) IT Engineer
18 32 (2.66%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (8.22%) HTML
2 88 (7.31%) .NET
3 82 (6.81%) Spring
4 70 (5.81%) CSS
5 69 (5.73%) AngularJS
5 69 (5.73%) XML
6 63 (5.23%) Java EE
7 56 (4.65%) Hibernate
7 56 (4.65%) REST
8 50 (4.15%) JSF
9 49 (4.07%) ASP.NET
10 46 (3.82%) Web Services
11 39 (3.24%) .NET Framework
12 32 (2.66%) HTML5
12 32 (2.66%) jQuery
13 29 (2.41%) XHTML
14 28 (2.33%) Node.js
15 25 (2.08%) J2EE
15 25 (2.08%) JPA
15 25 (2.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 106 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (4.65%) Hybrid Cloud
3 49 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 46 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
5 40 (3.32%) Embedded Systems
6 33 (2.74%) User Experience
7 29 (2.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 26 (2.16%) Data Centre
9 25 (2.08%) Blackberry
9 25 (2.08%) RIA
10 24 (1.99%) Driving Licence
11 18 (1.50%) EMC VNX
12 15 (1.25%) Cybercrime
13 12 (1.00%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
14 11 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.91%) PDA
15 10 (0.83%) iPhone
15 10 (0.83%) N-Tier
15 10 (0.83%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 283 (23.50%) Windows
2 251 (20.85%) Linux
3 93 (7.72%) Android
4 89 (7.39%) Windows 7
5 81 (6.73%) Apple iOS
6 70 (5.81%) Windows Server
7 63 (5.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 55 (4.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 39 (3.24%) Unix
9 39 (3.24%) Windows 10
10 21 (1.74%) CentOS
11 19 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (1.25%) Mac OS X
13 14 (1.16%) Ubuntu
14 13 (1.08%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.83%) Windows Phone
16 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.50%) Fedora
17 6 (0.50%) Solaris
18 2 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (19.02%) ITIL
3 219 (18.19%) Software Engineering
4 177 (14.70%) UML
5 143 (11.88%) Cybersecurity
6 137 (11.38%) Systems Engineering
7 133 (11.05%) Service Management
8 126 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
9 118 (9.80%) Computer Science
9 118 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 116 (9.63%) Scrum
11 110 (9.14%) TDD
12 109 (9.05%) Test Automation
13 104 (8.64%) Project Management
14 99 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
15 97 (8.06%) DevOps
16 93 (7.72%) TOGAF
17 90 (7.48%) Waterfall
18 87 (7.23%) Enterprise Architecture
19 86 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 336 (27.91%) C
2 265 (22.01%) Java
3 210 (17.44%) C++
4 190 (15.78%) Python
5 153 (12.71%) JavaScript
6 147 (12.21%) PowerShell
7 129 (10.71%) C#
8 89 (7.39%) SQL
9 70 (5.81%) Bash Shell
10 28 (2.33%) Objective-C
11 24 (1.99%) Embedded C
12 22 (1.83%) PHP
13 19 (1.58%) Perl
14 16 (1.33%) Ruby
14 16 (1.33%) Shell Script
14 16 (1.33%) TypeScript
15 14 (1.16%) PL/SQL
16 13 (1.08%) T-SQL
17 9 (0.75%) Java 8
18 8 (0.66%) Korn
Qualifications
1 663 (55.07%) SC Cleared
2 495 (41.11%) DV Cleared
3 219 (18.19%) Degree
4 94 (7.81%) Cisco Certification
5 65 (5.40%) CCNA
6 47 (3.90%) CCNP
6 47 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 40 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 36 (2.99%) CISSP
9 34 (2.82%) MCSE
10 30 (2.49%) ISEB
11 28 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
12 25 (2.08%) CompTIA Security+
12 25 (2.08%) GIAC
12 25 (2.08%) Linux+ Certification
12 25 (2.08%) Network+ Certification
12 25 (2.08%) SANS
12 25 (2.08%) SSCP
13 23 (1.91%) TOGAF Certification
14 22 (1.83%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.98%) SLA
2 30 (2.49%) QA
3 16 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 13 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 11 (0.91%) GDPR
7 10 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 10 (0.83%) PMO
8 9 (0.75%) ECSS
9 8 (0.66%) JSP 440
10 7 (0.58%) HMG Infosec
10 7 (0.58%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.42%) RMADS
12 4 (0.33%) IEC 61508
12 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
13 3 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
14 2 (0.17%) DO-178B
14 2 (0.17%) ISO 9000
15 1 (0.083%) DO-254
15 1 (0.083%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 123 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (6.40%) Active Directory
3 61 (5.07%) Microsoft App-V
4 59 (4.90%) Docker
5 56 (4.65%) Virtual Desktop
6 38 (3.16%) Hyper-V
7 36 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (1.91%) vSphere
9 18 (1.50%) VMware NSX
10 13 (1.08%) Firmware
11 10 (0.83%) NFS
11 10 (0.83%) Samba
12 9 (0.75%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.66%) VirtualBox
13 8 (0.66%) XenApp
14 7 (0.58%) BitLocker
15 6 (0.50%) Xen
16 3 (0.25%) pfSense
16 3 (0.25%) Postfix
16 3 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 115 (9.55%) SCCM
2 49 (4.07%) vRealize
3 35 (2.91%) Nagios
4 31 (2.57%) Puppet
5 30 (2.49%) SCOM
6 28 (2.33%) Ansible
7 27 (2.24%) vCenter Server
8 26 (2.16%) Kubernetes
9 18 (1.50%) EMC NetWorker
10 17 (1.41%) Cisco LMS
10 17 (1.41%) Opsview
11 14 (1.16%) Salt
12 11 (0.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 8 (0.66%) SCDPM
13 8 (0.66%) WSUS
14 7 (0.58%) ArcSight ESM
14 7 (0.58%) HP ALM
14 7 (0.58%) SCVMM
15 6 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
15 6 (0.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 230 (19.10%) Microsoft
2 159 (13.21%) VMware
3 124 (10.30%) Cisco
4 56 (4.65%) Oracle
5 45 (3.74%) Citrix
6 44 (3.65%) SAP
7 35 (2.91%) Atlassian
7 35 (2.91%) EMC
8 29 (2.41%) Red Hat
9 25 (2.08%) CheckPoint
9 25 (2.08%) SolarWinds
10 23 (1.91%) Dell
10 23 (1.91%) Veeam
11 17 (1.41%) Juniper
12 14 (1.16%) HP
13 13 (1.08%) Remedy
14 12 (1.00%) McAfee
15 10 (0.83%) F5
15 10 (0.83%) Fortinet
15 10 (0.83%) NetApp