Period
to 20 October 2021

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 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
London > Central London
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 153 143 239
Rank change year-on-year -10 +96 +17
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 122 64 132
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 1.79% 1.53% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.07% 8.42% 5.71%
Number of salaries quoted 112 35 111
10th Percentile £37,510 £25,500 £28,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £25,650 £36,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £50,870 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +17.95% -3.10% -4.55%
75th Percentile £84,063 £65,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £91,750 £85,000
London median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -8.33%

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 1,102 760 2,310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 16.13% 18.18% 18.35%
Number of salaries quoted 944 654 1,984
10th Percentile £39,650 £35,743 £29,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £48,519 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £81,313
90th Percentile £101,250 £95,000 £97,500
London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 2021. 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
City of London -43 85 £62,500 +96.77% 46
West End of London -1 16 £37,510 -26.26%
City of Westminster -5 16 £37,510 -26.26%
Lambeth - 5 £45,000 -
Security Cleared
London

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 Central London region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 104 (85.25%) SC Cleared
2 33 (27.05%) Microsoft
3 32 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (24.59%) Social Skills
5 29 (23.77%) Public Sector
5 29 (23.77%) Azure
6 27 (22.13%) Finance
7 21 (17.21%) Java
7 21 (17.21%) AWS
8 20 (16.39%) Google
9 19 (15.57%) Migration
10 18 (14.75%) Python
10 18 (14.75%) Big Data
11 17 (13.93%) PaaS
12 16 (13.11%) DV Cleared
12 16 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (13.11%) Law
13 15 (12.30%) Scrum
13 15 (12.30%) Cybersecurity
13 15 (12.30%) DevOps
13 15 (12.30%) Microservices
14 14 (11.48%) IaaS
14 14 (11.48%) ITIL
15 13 (10.66%) SharePoint
15 13 (10.66%) Oracle
15 13 (10.66%) Jenkins
16 12 (9.84%) Mentoring
16 12 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (9.84%) Games
16 12 (9.84%) Data Modelling

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 13 (10.66%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.28%) CMS
2 4 (3.28%) Confluence
2 4 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (3.28%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.46%) SAS
3 3 (2.46%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.64%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.28%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 29 (23.77%) Azure
2 21 (17.21%) AWS
3 17 (13.93%) PaaS
4 14 (11.48%) IaaS
5 9 (7.38%) SaaS
6 7 (5.74%) Microsoft 365
7 6 (4.92%) GCP
8 5 (4.10%) Serverless
9 4 (3.28%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (2.46%) BlazeMeter
10 3 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (2.46%) Power Platform
10 3 (2.46%) PowerApps
11 2 (1.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (1.64%) Power Automate
11 2 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.82%) Azure Logic Apps
12 1 (0.82%) Azure Service Bus
12 1 (0.82%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.10%) DHCP
1 5 (4.10%) DNS
2 4 (3.28%) Firewall
2 4 (3.28%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.46%) Cisco Firepower
3 3 (2.46%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (2.46%) Ethernet
3 3 (2.46%) LAN
3 3 (2.46%) Network Security
3 3 (2.46%) SD-WAN
3 3 (2.46%) WAN
4 2 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.64%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.82%) Intranet
5 1 (0.82%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.75%) Big Data
2 7 (5.74%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.10%) Hadoop
3 5 (4.10%) Metadata
4 3 (2.46%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.64%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.64%) Impala
5 2 (1.64%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.82%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.82%) DB2
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.82%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 13 (10.66%) Jenkins
2 12 (9.84%) Git (software)
3 11 (9.02%) Maven
4 5 (4.10%) JIRA
5 4 (3.28%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.46%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.46%) eggPlant
6 3 (2.46%) JMeter
6 3 (2.46%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.46%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (2.46%) Postman
6 3 (2.46%) REST Assured
6 3 (2.46%) Selenium
6 3 (2.46%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.46%) The Grinder
7 2 (1.64%) GitLab
7 2 (1.64%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.82%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.82%) WebDriver
General
1 30 (24.59%) Social Skills
2 29 (23.77%) Public Sector
3 27 (22.13%) Finance
4 16 (13.11%) Law
5 12 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (9.84%) Games
6 8 (6.56%) Marketing
7 7 (5.74%) Organisational Skills
7 7 (5.74%) Presentation Skills
8 6 (4.92%) Retail
9 5 (4.10%) Banking
10 4 (3.28%) Back Office
10 4 (3.28%) Military
11 2 (1.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.82%) Fire and Rescue
12 1 (0.82%) Police
Job Titles
1 26 (21.31%) Architect
2 22 (18.03%) Consultant
3 13 (10.66%) Developer
4 10 (8.20%) Analyst
5 8 (6.56%) Data Consultant
5 8 (6.56%) Java Developer
6 7 (5.74%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.10%) Senior Consultant
7 5 (4.10%) Senior Developer
7 5 (4.10%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (3.28%) IAM Consultant
8 4 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.28%) Management Consultant
8 4 (3.28%) Platform Architect
8 4 (3.28%) Principal Architect
9 3 (2.46%) Azure Architect
9 3 (2.46%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
9 3 (2.46%) Principal Java Developer
9 3 (2.46%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
9 3 (2.46%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.20%) CSS
1 10 (8.20%) HTML
2 8 (6.56%) JSON
3 6 (4.92%) HTML5
4 5 (4.10%) .NET
4 5 (4.10%) Web Services
5 4 (3.28%) XSLT
6 3 (2.46%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.46%) Middleware
6 3 (2.46%) React
6 3 (2.46%) SailPoint
7 2 (1.64%) CSS3
7 2 (1.64%) GraphQL
7 2 (1.64%) HTML5 Canvas
7 2 (1.64%) R2RML
7 2 (1.64%) Spring
8 1 (0.82%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.82%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.82%) Vue.js
8 1 (0.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.20%) Public Cloud
2 8 (6.56%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.10%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.28%) Cloud Native
4 4 (3.28%) Taxonomies
5 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.64%) NHS
5 2 (1.64%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.82%) Blog
6 1 (0.82%) CESG
6 1 (0.82%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.82%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.82%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.82%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.82%) Smart Energy
6 1 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.84%) Windows
2 6 (4.92%) Linux
3 3 (2.46%) Unix
3 3 (2.46%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.64%) VMS
5 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (15.57%) Migration
3 16 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (12.30%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (12.30%) DevOps
4 15 (12.30%) Microservices
4 15 (12.30%) Scrum
5 14 (11.48%) ITIL
6 12 (9.84%) Data Modelling
6 12 (9.84%) Mentoring
7 11 (9.02%) Analytics
7 11 (9.02%) Full Stack Development
8 10 (8.20%) Project Delivery
8 10 (8.20%) Project Management
9 9 (7.38%) Change Management
9 9 (7.38%) Problem Management
9 9 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (7.38%) Target Operating Model
10 8 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (6.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.21%) Java
2 18 (14.75%) Python
3 11 (9.02%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.56%) SQL
5 6 (4.92%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.10%) C#
7 4 (3.28%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.28%) Go
8 3 (2.46%) C
8 3 (2.46%) Ruby
8 3 (2.46%) VBScript
9 2 (1.64%) Perl
9 2 (1.64%) Scala
9 2 (1.64%) SPARQL
10 1 (0.82%) C++
10 1 (0.82%) R
10 1 (0.82%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 104 (85.25%) SC Cleared
2 16 (13.11%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.10%) CISM
3 5 (4.10%) CISSP
4 4 (3.28%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (3.28%) Degree
4 4 (3.28%) HNC
5 3 (2.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (1.64%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.64%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (1.64%) GIAC
6 2 (1.64%) OSCP
6 2 (1.64%) SANS
6 2 (1.64%) SAS Certification
6 2 (1.64%) SSCP
7 1 (0.82%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.82%) PhD
7 1 (0.82%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.28%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.64%) Accessibility
3 2 (1.64%) GRC
3 2 (1.64%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.64%) QA
3 2 (1.64%) RMADS
4 1 (0.82%) GDPR
4 1 (0.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.82%) IFRS
4 1 (0.82%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.82%) NCSC
4 1 (0.82%) NIST
System Software
1 10 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.56%) Docker
3 5 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.28%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (2.46%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.64%) HDFS
6 2 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.64%) vSphere
7 1 (0.82%) KVM
7 1 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (6.56%) Kubernetes
2 7 (5.74%) SCOM
2 7 (5.74%) Terraform
3 5 (4.10%) SCCM
4 4 (3.28%) Ansible
4 4 (3.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (3.28%) MOM
5 3 (2.46%) FortiGate
5 3 (2.46%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.64%) Control-M
7 1 (0.82%) Grafana
7 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.82%) Nessus
7 1 (0.82%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.82%) Nmap
7 1 (0.82%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.82%) vMotion
Vendors
1 33 (27.05%) Microsoft
2 20 (16.39%) Google
3 13 (10.66%) Oracle
4 5 (4.10%) VMware
5 4 (3.28%) Adobe
5 4 (3.28%) Cisco
5 4 (3.28%) HP
5 4 (3.28%) IBM
5 4 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.28%) SolarWinds
6 3 (2.46%) CA
6 3 (2.46%) CyberArk
6 3 (2.46%) ForgeRock
6 3 (2.46%) Fortinet
6 3 (2.46%) Informatica
6 3 (2.46%) SAP
6 3 (2.46%) Sitecore
6 3 (2.46%) Talend
7 2 (1.64%) Avature
7 2 (1.64%) Cloudera