Period
to 24 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 22 38 74
Rank change year-on-year +16 +36 -18
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 280 60 90
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.72% 6.60% 3.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.34% 29.56% 14.83%
Number of salaries quoted 211 39 71
10th Percentile £38,750 £35,841 £33,500
25th Percentile £51,875 " £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £44,371 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +46.49% -11.26% -13.04%
75th Percentile £72,500 £61,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £70,000 £73,750
West Midlands median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% -4.76%

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 Birmingham with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 646 203 607
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 20.12% 22.33% 22.47%
Number of salaries quoted 463 157 520
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,600 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,750 £37,500 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £48,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +18.56% +2.11% +5.56%
75th Percentile £72,500 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £84,500 £68,750 £69,000
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.69%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Birmingham

Security Cleared
Salary Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Security Cleared in Birmingham

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in Birmingham over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 237 (84.64%) SC Cleared
2 150 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (38.57%) Mentoring
4 98 (35.00%) Greenfield Project
5 96 (34.29%) Azure
6 79 (28.21%) Microsoft
7 78 (27.86%) ServiceNow
8 57 (20.36%) AWS
9 48 (17.14%) VMware
10 45 (16.07%) Social Skills
11 41 (14.64%) DevOps
12 39 (13.93%) Public Cloud
12 39 (13.93%) Data Centre
13 38 (13.57%) Terraform
14 32 (11.43%) Management Information System
15 30 (10.71%) REST
16 29 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
17 28 (10.00%) DV Cleared
18 26 (9.29%) Infrastructure as Code
18 26 (9.29%) Power Platform
19 24 (8.57%) Public Sector
19 24 (8.57%) iPaaS
19 24 (8.57%) Azure Active Directory
19 24 (8.57%) Python
19 24 (8.57%) PowerShell
20 23 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
20 23 (8.21%) Cybersecurity
21 22 (7.86%) Server Management
21 22 (7.86%) Dynamics 365
21 22 (7.86%) Legacy Systems

Security Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 4 (1.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (0.71%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (0.71%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 96 (34.29%) Azure
2 57 (20.36%) AWS
3 26 (9.29%) Power Platform
4 24 (8.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (8.57%) iPaaS
5 22 (7.86%) Dynamics 365
6 20 (7.14%) Power Automate
6 20 (7.14%) PowerApps
7 17 (6.07%) Azure Key Vault
8 14 (5.00%) Azure Logic Apps
9 12 (4.29%) AtomSphere
9 12 (4.29%) Boomi
9 12 (4.29%) IaaS
9 12 (4.29%) Microsoft 365
10 11 (3.93%) GCP
11 10 (3.57%) SaaS
12 9 (3.21%) PaaS
13 8 (2.86%) Azure Functions
13 8 (2.86%) Serverless
14 7 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.14%) Firewall
2 4 (1.43%) Unified Communications
2 4 (1.43%) VPN
3 3 (1.07%) Network Security
3 3 (1.07%) Wireless
4 2 (0.71%) DNS
4 2 (0.71%) MPLS
4 2 (0.71%) Skype
5 1 (0.36%) BGP
5 1 (0.36%) Internet
5 1 (0.36%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.36%) Multicast
5 1 (0.36%) NAS
5 1 (0.36%) OSPF
5 1 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.36%) RSVP
5 1 (0.36%) SAN
5 1 (0.36%) SNMP
5 1 (0.36%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (0.36%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.71%) Power BI
2 11 (3.93%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.21%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.14%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.79%) Data Lake
8 3 (1.07%) MySQL
9 1 (0.36%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.36%) Metadata
9 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (2.86%) GitLab
4 3 (1.07%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.07%) Hudson
4 3 (1.07%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (16.07%) Social Skills
2 24 (8.57%) Public Sector
3 16 (5.71%) Marketing
4 12 (4.29%) Police
5 9 (3.21%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 6 (2.14%) Finance
6 6 (2.14%) Presentation Skills
7 4 (1.43%) Influencing Skills
7 4 (1.43%) Military
7 4 (1.43%) Retail
8 3 (1.07%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.36%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (0.36%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 71 (25.36%) Developer
2 60 (21.43%) Architect
3 36 (12.86%) DevOps Engineer
4 34 (12.14%) ServiceNow Developer
5 30 (10.71%) Technical Architect
6 29 (10.36%) Senior Developer
7 28 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
8 27 (9.64%) Consultant
9 22 (7.86%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 22 (7.86%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
10 10 (3.57%) Cloud Consultant
10 10 (3.57%) Platform Engineer
10 10 (3.57%) Test Manager
11 9 (3.21%) Integration Specialist
12 8 (2.86%) Java Developer
12 8 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (2.86%) Team Leader
13 7 (2.50%) AWS Engineer
13 7 (2.50%) Azure Engineer
13 7 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.71%) REST
2 20 (7.14%) ARM Templates
3 17 (6.07%) OAuth
3 17 (6.07%) OAuth2
4 12 (4.29%) .NET
5 8 (2.86%) Web Services
6 6 (2.14%) AngularJS
6 6 (2.14%) ASP.NET
6 6 (2.14%) React
7 5 (1.79%) Spring
7 5 (1.79%) Vue.js
8 3 (1.07%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (1.07%) J2EE
9 2 (0.71%) CSS
9 2 (0.71%) DHTML
9 2 (0.71%) HTML
9 2 (0.71%) Node.js
9 2 (0.71%) SOAP
9 2 (0.71%) Spring Boot
9 2 (0.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 98 (35.00%) Greenfield Project
2 39 (13.93%) Data Centre
2 39 (13.93%) Public Cloud
3 32 (11.43%) Management Information System
4 22 (7.86%) Legacy Systems
5 6 (2.14%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (2.14%) Replication
5 6 (2.14%) Smart Meter
6 5 (1.79%) Clustering
7 4 (1.43%) Cyber Defence
7 4 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.71%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.36%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.36%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.36%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (7.86%) Linux
2 14 (5.00%) Windows
3 13 (4.64%) Unix
4 8 (2.86%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.14%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (2.14%) Windows Server 2019
6 5 (1.79%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (38.57%) Mentoring
3 41 (14.64%) DevOps
4 26 (9.29%) Infrastructure as Code
5 23 (8.21%) Cybersecurity
6 22 (7.86%) Server Management
7 20 (7.14%) ITIL
8 17 (6.07%) Customer Engagement
8 17 (6.07%) Network Virtualisation
8 17 (6.07%) Requirements Analysis
8 17 (6.07%) Virtual Environments
9 16 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (5.00%) CRM
10 14 (5.00%) Open Source
10 14 (5.00%) Project Delivery
11 13 (4.64%) Data Protection
11 13 (4.64%) Risk Management
11 13 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (3.57%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.57%) PowerShell
1 24 (8.57%) Python
2 21 (7.50%) JavaScript
3 16 (5.71%) C#
3 16 (5.71%) Java
4 15 (5.36%) Bash Shell
5 14 (5.00%) SQL
6 9 (3.21%) Perl
7 7 (2.50%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.14%) Java 8
8 6 (2.14%) Ruby
9 5 (1.79%) Go
10 3 (1.07%) C
11 1 (0.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.36%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 237 (84.64%) SC Cleared
2 28 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 23 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (7.86%) MCP
4 22 (7.86%) MCSA
4 22 (7.86%) MCSE
4 22 (7.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (2.14%) Degree
6 4 (1.43%) CCNA
6 4 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.43%) CREST Certified
7 2 (0.71%) CISM
7 2 (0.71%) CISSP
7 2 (0.71%) OSCP
7 2 (0.71%) Server+ Certification
8 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.36%) HNC
8 1 (0.36%) HND
8 1 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.36%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.64%) SLA
2 11 (3.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.21%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 7 (2.50%) GDPR
6 6 (2.14%) NIST
7 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.71%) QA
8 1 (0.36%) COBIT
System Software
1 29 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (7.86%) vSphere
3 19 (6.79%) Docker
4 8 (2.86%) Active Directory
4 8 (2.86%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.36%) KVM
6 1 (0.36%) NFS
Systems Management
1 38 (13.57%) Terraform
2 19 (6.79%) Ansible
2 19 (6.79%) Kubernetes
3 9 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (3.21%) Puppet
4 8 (2.86%) CFEngine
5 6 (2.14%) Consul
5 6 (2.14%) Packer
6 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.79%) SCCM
7 4 (1.43%) Grafana
7 4 (1.43%) Prometheus
8 3 (1.07%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (1.07%) Graphite
8 3 (1.07%) Nagios
8 3 (1.07%) Opsview
9 2 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.71%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.71%) Nessus
10 1 (0.36%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 79 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 78 (27.86%) ServiceNow
3 48 (17.14%) VMware
4 21 (7.50%) MuleSoft
5 15 (5.36%) Cisco
6 12 (4.29%) Dell
7 11 (3.93%) Aruba
8 9 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (3.21%) SnapLogic
9 8 (2.86%) Adobe
9 8 (2.86%) Citrix
10 7 (2.50%) Oracle
11 6 (2.14%) Apple
12 5 (1.79%) Juniper
12 5 (1.79%) Splunk
13 4 (1.43%) ArcSight
13 4 (1.43%) LogRhythm
13 4 (1.43%) NEC
14 3 (1.07%) Palo Alto
15 2 (0.71%) Alteryx