Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > South West
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 20 15
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 +11
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,249 1,121 1,426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.12% 11.02% 13.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.59% 35.78% 40.14%
Number of salaries quoted 867 836 1,032
South West median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +3.83%

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 3,003 3,133 3,553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.15% 30.79% 32.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,266 2,415 2,796
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +4 467 £47,500 +3.26% 61
Wiltshire +5 402 £45,000 +12.50% 78
Bristol -3 283 £45,000 +12.50% 72
Somerset +7 48 £44,529 +11.32% 28
Devon +9 11 £31,250 -18.83% 6
Dorset -67 6 £40,000 -11.11% 22
Cornwall +2 1 £25,750 - 1
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 702 (56.20%) SC Cleared
2 547 (43.80%) DV Cleared
3 433 (34.67%) C
4 362 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
5 320 (25.62%) Windows
6 282 (22.58%) Software Engineering
7 280 (22.42%) Linux
7 280 (22.42%) Java
8 275 (22.02%) Microsoft
9 273 (21.86%) C++
10 233 (18.65%) Python
11 232 (18.57%) ITIL
12 227 (18.17%) Degree
13 192 (15.37%) C#
14 190 (15.21%) UML
15 170 (13.61%) Cybersecurity
16 167 (13.37%) JavaScript
17 164 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
18 156 (12.49%) Service Management
19 150 (12.01%) Finance
20 148 (11.85%) VMware
21 138 (11.05%) Cisco
21 138 (11.05%) Microsoft Azure
22 137 (10.97%) Scrum
23 135 (10.81%) PowerShell
24 128 (10.25%) VMware Infrastructure
25 126 (10.09%) Test Automation
26 120 (9.61%) SQL
26 120 (9.61%) TDD
26 120 (9.61%) 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 68 (5.44%) SharePoint
2 45 (3.60%) Elasticsearch
3 41 (3.28%) Confluence
4 34 (2.72%) MS Exchange
5 33 (2.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 25 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 18 (1.44%) Apache Pig
8 16 (1.28%) Apache
9 13 (1.04%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.88%) Apache Spark
11 8 (0.64%) Alfresco
11 8 (0.64%) Joomla!
11 8 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.56%) ArcGIS
13 6 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.48%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (0.32%) IIS
15 3 (0.24%) OpenStack
Applications
1 62 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
3 20 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
6 6 (0.48%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.24%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.16%) Simulink
9 1 (0.080%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 3 (0.24%) Primavera
2 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.080%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.080%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 138 (11.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 109 (8.73%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (2.08%) Office 365
4 11 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.56%) Slack
6 6 (0.48%) G Suite
7 4 (0.32%) GitHub
8 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.16%) SaaS
9 1 (0.080%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.080%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.080%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.080%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.080%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.080%) Serverless
9 1 (0.080%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 118 (9.45%) Firewall
2 83 (6.65%) LAN
3 71 (5.68%) WAN
4 54 (4.32%) Network Security
5 47 (3.76%) Intrusion Detection
6 42 (3.36%) SSL
7 41 (3.28%) TCP/IP
8 38 (3.04%) Software-Defined Networking
9 33 (2.64%) HTTP
9 33 (2.64%) Wireshark
10 32 (2.56%) Internet
11 27 (2.16%) BGP
11 27 (2.16%) Cisco Nexus
12 25 (2.00%) EIGRP
12 25 (2.00%) NX-OS
13 24 (1.92%) Unified Communications
13 24 (1.92%) VLAN
13 24 (1.92%) VPN
14 21 (1.68%) Cisco IOS
14 21 (1.68%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 78 (6.24%) Big Data
3 54 (4.32%) Hadoop
4 34 (2.72%) MySQL
5 31 (2.48%) MongoDB
6 27 (2.16%) Apache Hive
6 27 (2.16%) Geospatial Data
7 19 (1.52%) GIS
8 12 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
8 12 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (0.88%) Neo4j
10 10 (0.80%) Relational Database
11 8 (0.64%) Power BI
11 8 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (0.48%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.40%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 99 (7.93%) Git (software)
2 88 (7.05%) JIRA
3 59 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 57 (4.56%) Subversion
5 54 (4.32%) Maven
6 49 (3.92%) Jenkins
7 45 (3.60%) Rational DOORS
8 42 (3.36%) Selenium
9 35 (2.80%) Visual Studio
10 34 (2.72%) Eclipse
11 32 (2.56%) MSI
12 30 (2.40%) Bitbucket
13 29 (2.32%) JUnit
14 27 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 25 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 24 (1.92%) Cucumber
17 22 (1.76%) gulp
17 22 (1.76%) Jasmine
17 22 (1.76%) Karma Test Runner
18 17 (1.36%) Apache Ivy
General
1 150 (12.01%) Finance
2 72 (5.76%) Military
3 60 (4.80%) Marketing
4 48 (3.84%) Telecoms
5 44 (3.52%) Electronics
6 40 (3.20%) Manufacturing
7 33 (2.64%) Law
8 22 (1.76%) Aerospace
8 22 (1.76%) Games
9 18 (1.44%) Retail
10 8 (0.64%) Billing
11 6 (0.48%) Banking
12 5 (0.40%) Automotive
13 4 (0.32%) Legal
13 4 (0.32%) Publishing
14 3 (0.24%) Local Government
15 2 (0.16%) Avionics
16 1 (0.080%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 182 (14.57%) Software Engineer
2 166 (13.29%) Developer
3 124 (9.93%) Analyst
4 114 (9.13%) Architect
5 83 (6.65%) Systems Engineer
6 79 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 69 (5.52%) Solutions Architect
8 65 (5.20%) Consultant
9 64 (5.12%) Network Engineer
10 62 (4.96%) C++ Software Engineer
11 60 (4.80%) Java Developer
12 56 (4.48%) Security Engineer
13 51 (4.08%) Test Engineer
14 44 (3.52%) Cybersecurity Engineer
14 44 (3.52%) Java Engineer
15 43 (3.44%) Java Software Engineer
16 41 (3.28%) Business Analyst
16 41 (3.28%) Project Manager
17 36 (2.88%) Software Developer
18 32 (2.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (8.89%) .NET
2 97 (7.77%) AngularJS
3 88 (7.05%) HTML
4 70 (5.60%) XML
5 67 (5.36%) Spring
6 65 (5.20%) REST
7 62 (4.96%) .NET Framework
8 57 (4.56%) ASP.NET
8 57 (4.56%) Java EE
9 52 (4.16%) CSS
10 51 (4.08%) Hibernate
11 44 (3.52%) Node.js
12 43 (3.44%) JSF
13 42 (3.36%) Web Services
14 39 (3.12%) HTML5
15 36 (2.88%) Django
16 34 (2.72%) WPF
17 31 (2.48%) EJB
18 29 (2.32%) ASP.NET MVC
19 28 (2.24%) React
Miscellaneous
1 117 (9.37%) Computer Science
2 92 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
4 51 (4.08%) Embedded Systems
5 48 (3.84%) Hybrid Cloud
6 44 (3.52%) Management Information System
7 39 (3.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 37 (2.96%) Data Centre
9 30 (2.40%) Blackberry
10 28 (2.24%) User Experience
11 26 (2.08%) Driving Licence
12 23 (1.84%) RIA
13 15 (1.20%) EMC VNX
14 14 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (1.04%) Client/Server
16 12 (0.96%) Cybercrime
16 12 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 12 (0.96%) iPhone
17 11 (0.88%) Clustering
18 9 (0.72%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 320 (25.62%) Windows
2 280 (22.42%) Linux
3 93 (7.45%) Android
4 88 (7.05%) Windows 7
5 78 (6.24%) Apple iOS
6 76 (6.08%) Windows Server
7 61 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 57 (4.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 50 (4.00%) Windows 10
10 49 (3.92%) Unix
11 34 (2.72%) CentOS
12 22 (1.76%) Mac OS X
13 21 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (1.12%) Ubuntu
15 12 (0.96%) Windows Phone
16 10 (0.80%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (0.48%) Windows XP
19 4 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
19 4 (0.32%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (22.58%) Software Engineering
3 232 (18.57%) ITIL
4 190 (15.21%) UML
5 170 (13.61%) Cybersecurity
6 164 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
7 156 (12.49%) Service Management
8 137 (10.97%) Scrum
9 126 (10.09%) Test Automation
10 120 (9.61%) TDD
11 114 (9.13%) DevOps
12 106 (8.49%) Project Management
13 102 (8.17%) TOGAF
14 101 (8.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 97 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
16 93 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
17 90 (7.21%) Enterprise Architecture
18 87 (6.97%) Mentoring
19 84 (6.73%) PRINCE2
20 83 (6.65%) ArchiMate
Programming Languages
1 433 (34.67%) C
2 280 (22.42%) Java
3 273 (21.86%) C++
4 233 (18.65%) Python
5 192 (15.37%) C#
6 167 (13.37%) JavaScript
7 135 (10.81%) PowerShell
8 120 (9.61%) SQL
9 71 (5.68%) Bash Shell
10 34 (2.72%) Objective-C
11 28 (2.24%) Shell Script
12 27 (2.16%) PHP
13 21 (1.68%) Embedded C
13 21 (1.68%) Perl
13 21 (1.68%) TypeScript
14 19 (1.52%) Ruby
15 16 (1.28%) Embedded C++
16 13 (1.04%) PL/SQL
17 12 (0.96%) Assembly Language
18 11 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 702 (56.20%) SC Cleared
2 547 (43.80%) DV Cleared
3 227 (18.17%) Degree
4 97 (7.77%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (5.28%) CCNA
6 63 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 46 (3.68%) CCNP
8 38 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
9 36 (2.88%) MCSE
10 34 (2.72%) CISSP
11 31 (2.48%) SANS
12 30 (2.40%) GIAC
13 29 (2.32%) CompTIA Security+
13 29 (2.32%) Linux+ Certification
13 29 (2.32%) Network+ Certification
13 29 (2.32%) SSCP
14 27 (2.16%) ISEB
15 25 (2.00%) TOGAF Certification
16 22 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
16 22 (1.76%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.40%) SLA
2 39 (3.12%) QA
3 20 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 13 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 12 (0.96%) ECSS
6 11 (0.88%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.72%) PMO
8 8 (0.64%) GDPR
8 8 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (0.48%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.32%) MISRA
11 3 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.24%) HMG Infosec
11 3 (0.24%) IEC 61508
11 3 (0.24%) RMADS
12 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.16%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.16%) GPG13
13 1 (0.080%) Def Stans
System Software
1 128 (10.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 94 (7.53%) Active Directory
3 67 (5.36%) Docker
4 57 (4.56%) Virtual Desktop
5 49 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
6 47 (3.76%) Hyper-V
7 30 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (1.92%) vSphere
9 15 (1.20%) VMware NSX
10 13 (1.04%) Firmware
11 10 (0.80%) NFS
11 10 (0.80%) Samba
12 7 (0.56%) BitLocker
12 7 (0.56%) VirtualBox
13 5 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.32%) pfSense
14 4 (0.32%) Xen
14 4 (0.32%) XenApp
14 4 (0.32%) XenDesktop
15 2 (0.16%) KVM
Systems Management
1 120 (9.61%) SCCM
2 47 (3.76%) Nagios
3 41 (3.28%) vRealize
4 35 (2.80%) Puppet
5 32 (2.56%) SCOM
6 29 (2.32%) Cisco LMS
6 29 (2.32%) Opsview
7 27 (2.16%) Kubernetes
8 25 (2.00%) Ansible
9 24 (1.92%) vCenter Server
10 18 (1.44%) Salt
11 15 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
11 15 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
12 10 (0.80%) Cacti
13 8 (0.64%) HP ALM
13 8 (0.64%) WSUS
14 7 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
14 7 (0.56%) SCVMM
15 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 5 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 275 (22.02%) Microsoft
2 148 (11.85%) VMware
3 138 (11.05%) Cisco
4 44 (3.52%) Oracle
5 43 (3.44%) SAP
6 41 (3.28%) Atlassian
7 40 (3.20%) Citrix
8 39 (3.12%) EMC
9 35 (2.80%) Red Hat
10 29 (2.32%) SolarWinds
11 23 (1.84%) Juniper
12 22 (1.76%) Dell
13 19 (1.52%) McAfee
13 19 (1.52%) Veeam
14 17 (1.36%) HP
15 16 (1.28%) IBM
16 13 (1.04%) CheckPoint
17 10 (0.80%) Fortinet
17 10 (0.80%) Google
17 10 (0.80%) NetApp