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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
London > Central London
6 months to
17 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 97 124 165
Rank change year-on-year +27 +41 +47
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 273 156 84
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 3.20% 2.37% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.05% 13.24% 7.87%
Number of salaries quoted 111 140 63
10th Percentile £37,066 £37,510 £25,500
25th Percentile £53,125 £47,500 £29,590
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £59,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.64% +7.27% -
75th Percentile £90,000 £75,625 £63,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £88,750 £77,500
London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +13.04% -

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 Central London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Central London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,433 1,178 1,067
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 16.81% 17.91% 18.40%
Number of salaries quoted 972 1,010 930
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,067 £32,500
25th Percentile £53,656 £50,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £63,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +7.14% +0.80%
75th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £103,750 £101,250 £95,000
London median annual salary £65,750 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +1.15% - +8.33%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Central London

Security Cleared
Salary Trend in Central London

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

Salary trend for Security Cleared in Central London

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram in Central London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in Central London over the 6 months to 17 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in Central London

Security Cleared
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the Central London region over the 6 months to 17 August 2022. 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
Jobs
City of London +46 250 £70,000 +12.00% 88
Southwark - 8 £38,288 -
Lambeth -7 6 £55,000 +22.22% 1
City of Westminster -19 5 £80,000 +113.28%
West End of London -20 5 £80,000 +113.28%
Security Cleared
London

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, 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 Central London region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 216 (79.12%) SC Cleared
2 153 (56.04%) Social Skills
3 110 (40.29%) Cybersecurity
4 107 (39.19%) Microsoft
5 94 (34.43%) Process Improvement
6 90 (32.97%) Microsoft Office
7 87 (31.87%) Adobe
8 85 (31.14%) Apple
8 85 (31.14%) Software Licensing
9 80 (29.30%) IT Asset Management
9 80 (29.30%) Software Asset Management
9 80 (29.30%) Asset Management
10 73 (26.74%) AWS
11 72 (26.37%) Finance
12 69 (25.27%) Agile
13 67 (24.54%) Python
14 63 (23.08%) Azure
15 59 (21.61%) Scrum
16 57 (20.88%) Software Engineering
16 57 (20.88%) Cyberattack
17 56 (20.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 53 (19.41%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
18 53 (19.41%) Threat Intelligence
19 50 (18.32%) DevOps
20 49 (17.95%) Java
21 46 (16.85%) Public Sector
22 41 (15.02%) Cybercrime
22 41 (15.02%) Ansible
23 34 (12.45%) Mentoring
23 34 (12.45%) Law

Security Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 21 (7.69%) Confluence
2 7 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.83%) Apache
4 4 (1.47%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.10%) SAS
6 2 (0.73%) CMS
Applications
1 90 (32.97%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.83%) Maple
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Manufacturing
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.37%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 73 (26.74%) AWS
2 63 (23.08%) Azure
3 14 (5.13%) OpenShift
4 13 (4.76%) Amazon ECS
4 13 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 13 (4.76%) GCP
5 10 (3.66%) Trello
6 6 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.83%) Azure Machine Learning
8 4 (1.47%) SaaS
9 3 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (1.10%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 3 (1.10%) Power Platform
9 3 (1.10%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.73%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.73%) BlazeMeter
10 2 (0.73%) Cloud Functions
10 2 (0.73%) Firebase
10 2 (0.73%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.62%) TCP/IP
2 28 (10.26%) LAN
3 23 (8.42%) VPN
3 23 (8.42%) WAN
4 19 (6.96%) BGP
4 19 (6.96%) MPLS
4 19 (6.96%) OSPF
5 15 (5.49%) Firewall
5 15 (5.49%) Network Security
6 13 (4.76%) Software-Defined Networking
7 7 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (1.83%) Cisco Firepower
8 5 (1.83%) VoIP
8 5 (1.83%) VXLAN
8 5 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.10%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (1.10%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.10%) SD-WAN
10 2 (0.73%) IPsec
11 1 (0.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.66%) Hadoop
2 9 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.20%) Big Data
3 6 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.83%) Amazon Redshift
4 5 (1.83%) Apache Hive
4 5 (1.83%) Impala
4 5 (1.83%) MySQL
4 5 (1.83%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.47%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.10%) Data Lake
6 3 (1.10%) Pentaho
6 3 (1.10%) Power BI
7 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (9.89%) JIRA
2 8 (2.93%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (2.20%) Bitbucket
3 6 (2.20%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.83%) Mercurial
4 5 (1.83%) SonarQube
4 5 (1.83%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.73%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.73%) eggPlant
5 2 (0.73%) GitLab
5 2 (0.73%) JMeter
5 2 (0.73%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.73%) Postman
5 2 (0.73%) REST Assured
5 2 (0.73%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.73%) The Grinder
6 1 (0.37%) ERwin
6 1 (0.37%) Vagrant
General
1 153 (56.04%) Social Skills
2 72 (26.37%) Finance
3 56 (20.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 46 (16.85%) Public Sector
5 34 (12.45%) Law
6 21 (7.69%) Presentation Skills
7 15 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (5.13%) Police
9 5 (1.83%) Electronics
9 5 (1.83%) Marketing
10 4 (1.47%) Retail
10 4 (1.47%) Telecoms
11 3 (1.10%) Publishing
12 2 (0.73%) Legal
13 1 (0.37%) Back Office
13 1 (0.37%) Games
13 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.37%) Influencing Skills
13 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 95 (34.80%) Consultant
2 24 (8.79%) Network Engineer
3 19 (6.96%) Software Engineer
4 18 (6.59%) Architect
4 18 (6.59%) Senior Network Engineer
5 16 (5.86%) Analyst
6 14 (5.13%) Cloud Engineer
6 14 (5.13%) Scrum Master
6 14 (5.13%) Security Engineer
7 12 (4.40%) Business Analyst
8 11 (4.03%) Security Manager
9 10 (3.66%) Developer
10 9 (3.30%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 9 (3.30%) Senior Manager
11 7 (2.56%) Data Business Analyst
11 7 (2.56%) DevOps Engineer
12 5 (1.83%) C++ Software Engineer
12 5 (1.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 5 (1.83%) Development Engineer
12 5 (1.83%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.49%) HTML
1 15 (5.49%) Node.js
2 11 (4.03%) .NET
3 10 (3.66%) AngularJS
3 10 (3.66%) Spring
4 9 (3.30%) CSS
4 9 (3.30%) EJB
4 9 (3.30%) Java EE
4 9 (3.30%) JDBC
4 9 (3.30%) JSF
4 9 (3.30%) JSP
5 8 (2.93%) JSON
5 8 (2.93%) React
5 8 (2.93%) REST
6 6 (2.20%) XML
7 5 (1.83%) ODBC
7 5 (1.83%) SOAP
7 5 (1.83%) Spring Boot
7 5 (1.83%) STL
7 5 (1.83%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 57 (20.88%) Cyberattack
2 41 (15.02%) Cybercrime
3 27 (9.89%) Self-Motivation
4 25 (9.16%) Management Information System
5 22 (8.06%) Cyber Defence
6 19 (6.96%) Cloud Native
6 19 (6.96%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.83%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.47%) CESG
8 4 (1.47%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (1.10%) Blockchain
9 3 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.10%) Hackathon
9 3 (1.10%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.10%) User Experience
10 2 (0.73%) Low-Code
10 2 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.37%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.37%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.52%) Linux
1 26 (9.52%) Windows
2 8 (2.93%) Android
3 7 (2.56%) Unix
4 6 (2.20%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.47%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (40.29%) Cybersecurity
2 94 (34.43%) Process Improvement
3 85 (31.14%) Software Licensing
4 80 (29.30%) Asset Management
4 80 (29.30%) IT Asset Management
4 80 (29.30%) Software Asset Management
5 69 (25.27%) Agile
6 59 (21.61%) Scrum
7 57 (20.88%) Software Engineering
8 53 (19.41%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 53 (19.41%) Threat Intelligence
9 50 (18.32%) DevOps
10 34 (12.45%) Mentoring
11 26 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (9.16%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 21 (7.69%) Project Management
14 20 (7.33%) Coaching
14 20 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (6.96%) Configuration Management
16 18 (6.59%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 67 (24.54%) Python
2 49 (17.95%) Java
3 33 (12.09%) JavaScript
4 23 (8.42%) C#
5 21 (7.69%) Bash
6 18 (6.59%) C++
6 18 (6.59%) SQL
7 16 (5.86%) Go
8 6 (2.20%) C
9 5 (1.83%) HiveQL
9 5 (1.83%) MATLAB
9 5 (1.83%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.83%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.83%) R
9 5 (1.83%) Ruby
10 3 (1.10%) Scala
10 3 (1.10%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.73%) VBScript
12 1 (0.37%) ABAP
12 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 216 (79.12%) SC Cleared
2 33 (12.09%) DV Cleared
3 25 (9.16%) AWS Certification
4 24 (8.79%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (8.42%) CCNP
6 21 (7.69%) Degree
7 18 (6.59%) CCIE
8 6 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.47%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (1.47%) CLAS
10 3 (1.10%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.73%) CCA
11 2 (0.73%) CISA
11 2 (0.73%) CISM
11 2 (0.73%) CISSP
11 2 (0.73%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.37%) CCNA
12 1 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.96%) QA
2 8 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.47%) GDPR
3 4 (1.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (1.47%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.47%) RMADS
4 3 (1.10%) SLA
5 2 (0.73%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.37%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.37%) NIST
System Software
1 26 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (7.69%) VMware NSX
3 16 (5.86%) Docker
4 7 (2.56%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.83%) HDFS
6 3 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.10%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.73%) Firmware
7 2 (0.73%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.73%) vSphere
8 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 41 (15.02%) Ansible
2 21 (7.69%) Kubernetes
3 18 (6.59%) Terraform
4 13 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (4.76%) Puppet
5 6 (2.20%) SCCM
6 4 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.10%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.73%) WSUS
9 1 (0.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.37%) Opsgenie
9 1 (0.37%) Packer
9 1 (0.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 107 (39.19%) Microsoft
2 87 (31.87%) Adobe
3 85 (31.14%) Apple
4 31 (11.36%) Cisco
5 27 (9.89%) VMware
6 23 (8.42%) CheckPoint
6 23 (8.42%) Fortinet
7 21 (7.69%) Citrix
8 20 (7.33%) Palo Alto
9 18 (6.59%) F5
10 15 (5.49%) Oracle
11 8 (2.93%) Google
12 5 (1.83%) Perforce
12 5 (1.83%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.47%) IBM
13 4 (1.47%) SolarWinds
14 3 (1.10%) CA
14 3 (1.10%) CyberArk
14 3 (1.10%) ForgeRock
14 3 (1.10%) Informatica