Period
to 14 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
Central London > City of London
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 164 192 187
Rank change year-on-year +28 -5 +92
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 72 88 154
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.44% 1.20% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.01% 6.30% 7.43%
Number of salaries quoted 63 65 109
10th Percentile £47,692 £25,800 £40,000
25th Percentile £53,396 £33,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £50,000 £56,000
Median % change year-on-year +35.00% -10.71% +5.66%
75th Percentile £77,500 £63,750 £76,355
90th Percentile £87,250 £77,500 £89,250
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £53,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year +25.58% +2.38% -0.94%

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 City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 899 1,396 2,072
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.93% 19.02% 20.64%
Number of salaries quoted 770 1,232 1,786
10th Percentile £42,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £45,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% -
75th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +4.35%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the City of London

Security Cleared
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in the City of London.

Salary trend for Security Cleared in the City of London

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in the City of London over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in the City of London

For the 6 months to 14 May 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 City of London region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 66 (91.67%) SC Cleared
2 25 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (27.78%) DV Cleared
4 18 (25.00%) Azure
4 18 (25.00%) DevOps
5 16 (22.22%) Terraform
5 16 (22.22%) AWS
5 16 (22.22%) Public Sector
6 15 (20.83%) JavaScript
6 15 (20.83%) Software Engineering
6 15 (20.83%) Law
7 14 (19.44%) Python
7 14 (19.44%) Target Operating Model
8 13 (18.06%) Git (software)
8 13 (18.06%) Java
9 12 (16.67%) Linux
9 12 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
10 10 (13.89%) OO
10 10 (13.89%) HTML
10 10 (13.89%) CSS
10 10 (13.89%) HTML5
10 10 (13.89%) CSS3
10 10 (13.89%) Ansible
11 9 (12.50%) Spring
11 9 (12.50%) VMware
12 8 (11.11%) Change Management
12 8 (11.11%) Firewall
12 8 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (11.11%) Cisco
12 8 (11.11%) Analytics

Security Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.39%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.39%) Confluence
2 1 (1.39%) SAS
2 1 (1.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
1 2 (2.78%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 18 (25.00%) Azure
2 16 (22.22%) AWS
3 3 (4.17%) GCP
3 3 (4.17%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (2.78%) Amazon EKS
4 2 (2.78%) IaaS
5 1 (1.39%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) Firewall
2 7 (9.72%) Cisco Firepower
2 7 (9.72%) Cisco ISE
2 7 (9.72%) Ethernet
2 7 (9.72%) LAN
2 7 (9.72%) SD-WAN
2 7 (9.72%) WAN
3 5 (6.94%) Network Security
4 2 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (2.78%) NX-OS
5 1 (1.39%) DHCP
5 1 (1.39%) DNS
5 1 (1.39%) RTP
5 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.72%) Big Data
2 4 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.17%) MySQL
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.39%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.39%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.39%) Impala
5 1 (1.39%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (18.06%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.11%) GitLab
3 7 (9.72%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.56%) Maven
5 2 (2.78%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.39%) eggPlant
6 1 (1.39%) JIRA
6 1 (1.39%) JMeter
6 1 (1.39%) Postman
6 1 (1.39%) REST Assured
6 1 (1.39%) Selenium
6 1 (1.39%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.39%) The Grinder
6 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (22.22%) Public Sector
2 15 (20.83%) Law
3 8 (11.11%) Social Skills
4 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.17%) Finance
4 3 (4.17%) Retail
5 2 (2.78%) Police
6 1 (1.39%) Back Office
6 1 (1.39%) Marketing
6 1 (1.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (27.78%) Architect
2 15 (20.83%) Developer
3 12 (16.67%) Consultant
4 10 (13.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 10 (13.89%) Software Developer
5 9 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (9.72%) Network Architect
7 6 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
8 5 (6.94%) Data Consultant
8 5 (6.94%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Java Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Software Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Business Architect
9 4 (5.56%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Senior Full Stack Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (4.17%) Security Architect
10 3 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.78%) Information Architect
11 2 (2.78%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.89%) CSS
1 10 (13.89%) CSS3
1 10 (13.89%) HTML
1 10 (13.89%) HTML5
2 9 (12.50%) Spring
3 7 (9.72%) JSON
4 4 (5.56%) Spring Boot
4 4 (5.56%) Web Services
5 2 (2.78%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.78%) Apache Camel
5 2 (2.78%) Middleware
5 2 (2.78%) Node.js
5 2 (2.78%) React
5 2 (2.78%) Spring Batch
5 2 (2.78%) Spring Security
6 1 (1.39%) .NET
6 1 (1.39%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.39%) REST
6 1 (1.39%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.72%) Public Cloud
3 6 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.39%) Clustering
5 1 (1.39%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.39%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (4.17%) Windows
3 1 (1.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (25.00%) DevOps
3 15 (20.83%) Software Engineering
4 14 (19.44%) Target Operating Model
5 12 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (13.89%) OO
7 8 (11.11%) Analytics
7 8 (11.11%) Change Management
7 8 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (8.33%) Decision-Making
8 6 (8.33%) TOGAF
9 5 (6.94%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (6.94%) Data Modelling
9 5 (6.94%) Network Design
10 4 (5.56%) Data Analysis
10 4 (5.56%) Data Strategy
10 4 (5.56%) Migration
11 3 (4.17%) Requirements Gathering
11 3 (4.17%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.83%) JavaScript
2 14 (19.44%) Python
3 13 (18.06%) Java
4 7 (9.72%) SQL
5 4 (5.56%) C
6 3 (4.17%) C++
7 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.78%) PHP
7 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.78%) Ruby
8 1 (1.39%) C#
8 1 (1.39%) Java 8
8 1 (1.39%) Perl
8 1 (1.39%) Scala
8 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 66 (91.67%) SC Cleared
2 20 (27.78%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.17%) CISM
3 3 (4.17%) CISSP
3 3 (4.17%) Degree
4 2 (2.78%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.78%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (1.39%) CCNA
5 1 (1.39%) CCNP
5 1 (1.39%) CEH
5 1 (1.39%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (1.39%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (1.39%) CISA
5 1 (1.39%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.39%) CRISC
5 1 (1.39%) HNC
5 1 (1.39%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 1 (1.39%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.78%) NCSC
3 1 (1.39%) GDPR
3 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (1.39%) NIST
3 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 8 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.72%) VMware NSX
3 2 (2.78%) Docker
4 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.39%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.39%) HDFS
4 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (22.22%) Terraform
2 10 (13.89%) Ansible
3 8 (11.11%) Kubernetes
4 7 (9.72%) FortiGate
5 6 (8.33%) Istio
6 2 (2.78%) SCCM
6 2 (2.78%) SCOM
7 1 (1.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.39%) MOM
7 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.39%) nmon
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.39%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (12.50%) VMware
2 8 (11.11%) Cisco
2 8 (11.11%) SolarWinds
3 7 (9.72%) CA
3 7 (9.72%) Fortinet
4 6 (8.33%) Oracle
5 4 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.17%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.78%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.78%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.78%) F5
7 2 (2.78%) Google
7 2 (2.78%) Nintex
7 2 (2.78%) OpenText
8 1 (1.39%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.39%) CyberArk
8 1 (1.39%) ForgeRock
8 1 (1.39%) HP
8 1 (1.39%) Juniper
8 1 (1.39%) Symantec