The table below looks at the statistics for Security Cleared in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Cleared over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Clearance
Rank 84 103 73
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -30
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 2953 3044 4275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.30% 2.83% 3.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.79% 10.34% 13.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2051 2205 3243
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,325 £32,000 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
23081 29428 31937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.81% 27.35% 27.87%
Number of salaries quoted 18224 23327 25612
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Cleared
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the UK.

Security Cleared Salary Trend in the UK

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Cleared over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 within the UK.

Security Cleared Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Cleared
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 2749 £45,000 - 458
South East +9 813 £47,500 +11.76% 135
South West +10 668 £42,500 - 95
London +17 485 £53,000 -5.35% 107
Gloucestershire +3 393 £45,000 - 32
Hampshire +4 382 £45,000 +5.88% 61
North West +56 235 £42,500 -15.00% 30
West Midlands +27 183 £47,500 +31.94% 30
Surrey +34 165 £45,000 - 23
Berkshire -13 144 £53,750 +19.44% 32
East of England +6 133 £45,000 -10.00% 15
Gloucester 0 117 £40,000 -11.11% 19
Birmingham +16 116 £49,000 +22.50% 12
Merseyside +47 108 £36,500 -47.85% 1
Liverpool +35 107 £36,500 -47.85% 1
Bristol -9 101 £47,500 +11.76% 31
Manchester +34 96 £46,250 -7.50% 26
Cheltenham +25 96 £50,000 +2.56% 7
East Midlands +16 96 £47,500 +58.33% 13
Wiltshire +35 95 £33,500 -4.28% 13
Hertfordshire +30 86 £50,000 -13.04% 5
Farnborough +10 85 £36,250 -34.09% 9
Basingstoke +2 70 £47,500 +9.19% 7
Yorkshire -58 62 £41,500 -2.35% 18
Scotland +21 61 £50,000 +11.11% 17
Oxfordshire +5 61 £70,000 +115.38% 2
Reading +3 59 £50,000 +17.64% 22
North East +42 52 £40,000 +2.56% 11
Derbyshire +15 50 £47,500 +58.33% 4
Fareham +36 44 £38,750 -8.82% 13

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 3787 (59.41%) SC Cleared
2 1690 (26.51%) DV Cleared
3 1344 (21.09%) Windows
4 1306 (20.49%) Agile Software Development
5 1292 (20.27%) Microsoft
6 1225 (19.22%) Java
7 1188 (18.64%) ITIL
8 1150 (18.04%) Linux
9 967 (15.17%) Cybersecurity
10 928 (14.56%) C
11 871 (13.66%) Degree
12 801 (12.57%) SQL
13 756 (11.86%) Firewall
14 747 (11.72%) VMware
15 697 (10.94%) C#
16 685 (10.75%) Oracle
17 680 (10.67%) Finance
18 652 (10.23%) Software Engineering
19 640 (10.04%) Cisco
20 639 (10.03%) MS Excel
21 638 (10.01%) JavaScript
22 636 (9.98%) C++
23 610 (9.57%) Active Directory
24 591 (9.27%) Cisco Certification
25 581 (9.12%) HTML
26 562 (8.82%) Python
27 560 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
28 548 (8.60%) Information Security
29 544 (8.53%) SQL Server
30 519 (8.14%) Telecoms

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 302 (4.74%) SharePoint
2 182 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 166 (2.60%) WebLogic
4 152 (2.38%) JBoss
5 148 (2.32%) IIS
6 125 (1.96%) Apache
7 118 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
8 113 (1.77%) Apache Pig
9 108 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
10 104 (1.63%) Skype for Business
11 94 (1.47%) WebSphere
12 89 (1.40%) Apache Spark
13 83 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
14 79 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
14 79 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
15 71 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
15 71 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 65 (1.02%) Tomcat
17 63 (0.99%) Confluence
18 48 (0.75%) Alfresco
Applications
1 639 (10.03%) MS Excel
2 346 (5.43%) MS Office
3 100 (1.57%) MS Project
4 73 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 63 (0.99%) MS Visio
6 26 (0.41%) InfoPath
7 22 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 17 (0.27%) AutoCAD
9 16 (0.25%) Photoshop
10 14 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
11 12 (0.19%) Simulink
12 10 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 8 (0.13%) 3ds Max
13 8 (0.13%) Maya
14 7 (0.11%) S-PLUS
15 5 (0.078%) SOLIDWORKS
16 4 (0.063%) GNU Octave
17 3 (0.047%) Adobe Captivate
17 3 (0.047%) Fireworks
17 3 (0.047%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 65 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 36 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 34 (0.53%) SAP HR
5 33 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
6 31 (0.49%) SAP FI
6 31 (0.49%) Sentinel
7 28 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 24 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
9 20 (0.31%) SAP CO
9 20 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
10 18 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
10 18 (0.28%) SAP HCM
11 17 (0.27%) Primavera
12 16 (0.25%) SAP PS
13 15 (0.24%) Maximo
14 14 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
14 14 (0.22%) SAP MM
14 14 (0.22%) SAP Payroll
15 13 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 280 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 198 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
3 185 (2.90%) Office 365
4 117 (1.84%) SaaS
5 109 (1.71%) PaaS
6 77 (1.21%) GitHub
7 76 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
8 72 (1.13%) IaaS
9 48 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
10 47 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
11 29 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
12 18 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
13 17 (0.27%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (0.14%) Taleo
16 5 (0.078%) IBM Cloud
17 4 (0.063%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 4 (0.063%) Google Analytics
17 4 (0.063%) Oracle CX
18 2 (0.031%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 756 (11.86%) Firewall
2 354 (5.55%) TCP/IP
3 328 (5.15%) LAN
4 316 (4.96%) Network Security
5 298 (4.68%) DNS
6 292 (4.58%) WAN
7 175 (2.75%) VPN
8 166 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
8 166 (2.60%) DHCP
9 139 (2.18%) Wireless
10 129 (2.02%) HTTP
11 128 (2.01%) SSL
12 122 (1.91%) MPLS
13 115 (1.80%) Internet
14 108 (1.69%) BGP
15 107 (1.68%) OSPF
16 96 (1.51%) Intrusion Detection
17 85 (1.33%) SAN
18 77 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
19 71 (1.11%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 544 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 357 (5.60%) Big Data
3 240 (3.77%) Hadoop
4 226 (3.55%) MongoDB
5 202 (3.17%) MySQL
6 174 (2.73%) Oracle Database
7 143 (2.24%) NoSQL
8 138 (2.17%) Relational Database
9 116 (1.82%) Apache Hive
10 91 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
11 87 (1.36%) RDBMS
12 79 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
13 77 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
14 75 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 61 (0.96%) GIS
16 59 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
17 46 (0.72%) Neo4j
18 43 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
19 40 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 39 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 198 (3.11%) Selenium
2 179 (2.81%) JIRA
3 178 (2.79%) Visual Studio
4 150 (2.35%) Jenkins
5 146 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 98 (1.54%) Cucumber
7 94 (1.47%) Maven
8 92 (1.44%) Rational DOORS
9 89 (1.40%) JUnit
10 87 (1.36%) Subversion
11 77 (1.21%) Git (software)
12 74 (1.16%) Metasploit
13 50 (0.78%) Eclipse
14 44 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 40 (0.63%) LoadRunner
16 34 (0.53%) Ant
17 33 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
18 32 (0.50%) Jasmine
19 31 (0.49%) Moq
20 29 (0.45%) Burp Suite
General
1 680 (10.67%) Finance
2 519 (8.14%) Telecoms
3 181 (2.84%) Manufacturing
4 176 (2.76%) Military
5 118 (1.85%) Legal
6 117 (1.84%) Aerospace
7 104 (1.63%) Retail
8 97 (1.52%) Marketing
9 86 (1.35%) Games
10 84 (1.32%) Publishing
11 80 (1.26%) Electronics
12 65 (1.02%) Banking
13 41 (0.64%) Back Office
14 32 (0.50%) Automotive
15 26 (0.41%) Multimedia
15 26 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
16 23 (0.36%) Law
17 21 (0.33%) Local Government
18 12 (0.19%) Avionics
19 11 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 788 (12.36%) Developer
2 718 (11.26%) Analyst
3 649 (10.18%) Architect
4 643 (10.09%) Consultant
5 331 (5.19%) Network Engineer
5 331 (5.19%) Software Engineer
6 316 (4.96%) Support Engineer
7 241 (3.78%) Java Developer
8 224 (3.51%) Administrator
9 221 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 217 (3.40%) Systems Engineer
11 190 (2.98%) Tester
12 187 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
13 184 (2.89%) Security Consultant
14 165 (2.59%) Project Manager
15 161 (2.53%) Security Architect
16 154 (2.42%) Security Engineer
17 144 (2.26%) Test Engineer
18 141 (2.21%) Senior Developer
19 138 (2.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 581 (9.12%) HTML
2 512 (8.03%) .NET
3 426 (6.68%) Web Services
4 365 (5.73%) CSS
5 355 (5.57%) XML
6 274 (4.30%) HTML5
7 251 (3.94%) Spring
8 218 (3.42%) J2EE
9 210 (3.29%) AngularJS
10 199 (3.12%) ASP.NET
11 197 (3.09%) jQuery
12 185 (2.90%) Java EE
13 173 (2.71%) REST
14 164 (2.57%) Hibernate
15 136 (2.13%) JSON
16 123 (1.93%) SOAP
17 114 (1.79%) Node.js
18 109 (1.71%) CSS3
19 95 (1.49%) .NET Framework
20 88 (1.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 494 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 474 (7.44%) Management Information System
3 343 (5.38%) Data Centre
4 318 (4.99%) Computer Science
5 198 (3.11%) PKI
6 156 (2.45%) Driving Licence
7 134 (2.10%) CESG
8 126 (1.98%) Mathematics
9 109 (1.71%) Cyberthreat
10 102 (1.60%) User Experience
11 100 (1.57%) Visualisation
12 92 (1.44%) Private Cloud
13 86 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
14 72 (1.13%) Cybercrime
15 68 (1.07%) Mobile App
16 66 (1.04%) Clustering
16 66 (1.04%) Cryptography
17 60 (0.94%) Cyber Attack
18 59 (0.93%) Physics
19 48 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1344 (21.09%) Windows
2 1150 (18.04%) Linux
3 518 (8.13%) Unix
4 464 (7.28%) Windows Server
5 289 (4.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 281 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 164 (2.57%) Windows 7
8 162 (2.54%) Android
9 153 (2.40%) Solaris
10 136 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 123 (1.93%) Apple iOS
12 100 (1.57%) Windows 10
13 97 (1.52%) CentOS
13 97 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 59 (0.93%) AIX
15 56 (0.88%) Windows 8
16 46 (0.72%) VxWorks
17 39 (0.61%) Windows XP
18 38 (0.60%) Ubuntu
19 31 (0.49%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1306 (20.49%) Agile Software Development
2 1188 (18.64%) ITIL
3 967 (15.17%) Cybersecurity
4 652 (10.23%) Software Engineering
5 548 (8.60%) Information Security
6 517 (8.11%) Scrum
7 457 (7.17%) Service Delivery
8 445 (6.98%) Project Management
9 443 (6.95%) Open Source
10 428 (6.71%) Presales
11 390 (6.12%) Penetration Testing
12 374 (5.87%) Infrastructure Management
13 356 (5.59%) Service Management
14 315 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
15 283 (4.44%) Mentoring
16 281 (4.41%) SDLC
17 265 (4.16%) Migration
18 259 (4.06%) DevOps
19 255 (4.00%) Security Architecture
20 245 (3.84%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1225 (19.22%) Java
2 928 (14.56%) C
3 801 (12.57%) SQL
4 697 (10.94%) C#
5 638 (10.01%) JavaScript
6 636 (9.98%) C++
7 562 (8.82%) Python
8 258 (4.05%) Perl
9 257 (4.03%) PowerShell
10 191 (3.00%) PHP
11 161 (2.53%) Bash Shell
12 158 (2.48%) Ruby
13 118 (1.85%) PL/SQL
14 114 (1.79%) Scala
15 112 (1.76%) Shell Script
16 109 (1.71%) Objective-C
17 102 (1.60%) VB
18 93 (1.46%) T-SQL
19 90 (1.41%) VB.NET
20 80 (1.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3787 (59.41%) SC Cleared
2 1690 (26.51%) DV Cleared
3 871 (13.66%) Degree
4 591 (9.27%) Cisco Certification
5 450 (7.06%) CISSP
6 425 (6.67%) CCNA
7 322 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 273 (4.28%) CCNP
9 236 (3.70%) CISM
10 197 (3.09%) MCSE
11 168 (2.64%) CEH
12 166 (2.60%) CREST Certified
13 160 (2.51%) GIAC
14 149 (2.34%) BC Cleared
15 142 (2.23%) SANS
16 138 (2.17%) ISEB
17 136 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
18 128 (2.01%) ISTQB
19 120 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
20 109 (1.71%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 397 (6.23%) SLA
2 391 (6.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 143 (2.24%) PCI DSS
4 142 (2.23%) QA
5 88 (1.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 45 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
6 45 (0.71%) GPG13
7 39 (0.61%) RMADS
7 39 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 35 (0.55%) GCP
9 27 (0.42%) COBIT
10 24 (0.38%) JSP 440
11 18 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 17 (0.27%) FISMA
13 16 (0.25%) MISRA
14 15 (0.24%) DO-178B
15 13 (0.20%) ISO 9001
16 11 (0.17%) Data Quality
16 11 (0.17%) ISO27002
16 11 (0.17%) JTAG
System Software
1 610 (9.57%) Active Directory
2 560 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 303 (4.75%) Hyper-V
4 131 (2.06%) vSphere
5 92 (1.44%) Docker
6 81 (1.27%) Firmware
7 62 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
8 61 (0.96%) VMware ESX
9 60 (0.94%) XenApp
10 52 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
11 51 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
12 47 (0.74%) Terminal Services
13 45 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
14 43 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
15 31 (0.49%) Samba
16 30 (0.47%) XenDesktop
17 27 (0.42%) vCloud
18 25 (0.39%) BitLocker
18 25 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
19 24 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 226 (3.55%) SCCM
2 147 (2.31%) SCOM
3 140 (2.20%) Puppet
4 124 (1.95%) Nessus
5 95 (1.49%) Nmap
6 84 (1.32%) NetBackup
7 66 (1.04%) Backup Exec
8 62 (0.97%) Nagios
9 60 (0.94%) Ansible
9 60 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
10 52 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
11 48 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
11 48 (0.75%) WSUS
12 47 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
13 38 (0.60%) Data Guard
14 32 (0.50%) OpenVAS
15 30 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 25 (0.39%) MOM
16 25 (0.39%) SCOrch
17 22 (0.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1292 (20.27%) Microsoft
2 747 (11.72%) VMware
3 685 (10.75%) Oracle
4 640 (10.04%) Cisco
5 334 (5.24%) Juniper
6 229 (3.59%) HP
7 225 (3.53%) IBM
8 222 (3.48%) Citrix
9 218 (3.42%) SAP
10 212 (3.33%) Red Hat
11 151 (2.37%) CheckPoint
12 142 (2.23%) F5
13 98 (1.54%) Palo Alto
14 95 (1.49%) Remedy
15 77 (1.21%) EMC
16 68 (1.07%) NetApp
17 67 (1.05%) Symantec
18 61 (0.96%) Intel Security
19 59 (0.93%) Computacenter
20 55 (0.86%) Dell
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