Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
Central London > City of London
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 149 154 218
Rank change year-on-year +5 +64 +50
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 102 75 123
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.81% 1.42% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.14% 7.60% 6.31%
Number of salaries quoted 98 55 99
10th Percentile £40,500 £25,500 £40,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £27,800 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £50,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +30.00% -16.67% +9.09%
75th Percentile £77,500 £63,750 £78,178
90th Percentile £90,000 £65,100 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 916 987 1,950
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.25% 18.64% 19.05%
Number of salaries quoted 790 877 1,703
10th Percentile £41,700 £33,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £51,250 £47,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £64,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.53% +3.20% +1.63%
75th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £81,250
90th Percentile £97,625 £95,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% -

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 30 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 91 (89.22%) SC Cleared
2 31 (30.39%) Public Sector
3 29 (28.43%) DV Cleared
4 27 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (21.57%) Java
5 22 (21.57%) Law
6 20 (19.61%) Git (software)
6 20 (19.61%) DevOps
7 19 (18.63%) Microsoft
8 18 (17.65%) Azure
8 18 (17.65%) AWS
8 18 (17.65%) Target Operating Model
9 17 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (15.69%) Python
10 16 (15.69%) Terraform
11 15 (14.71%) Finance
12 14 (13.73%) Software Engineering
12 14 (13.73%) Linux
12 14 (13.73%) Enterprise Architecture
12 14 (13.73%) Jenkins
12 14 (13.73%) Full Stack Development
13 13 (12.75%) Social Skills
14 12 (11.76%) JavaScript
14 12 (11.76%) HTML
14 12 (11.76%) CSS
14 12 (11.76%) Maven
14 12 (11.76%) Change Management
15 11 (10.78%) Big Data
15 11 (10.78%) Microservices
15 11 (10.78%) Kubernetes

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 4 (3.92%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.96%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.96%) Confluence
2 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.65%) AWS
1 18 (17.65%) Azure
2 8 (7.84%) PaaS
3 7 (6.86%) IaaS
4 4 (3.92%) SaaS
5 2 (1.96%) Amazon EKS
5 2 (1.96%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.98%) GCP
6 1 (0.98%) Serverless
6 1 (0.98%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.82%) Firewall
2 7 (6.86%) Cisco Firepower
2 7 (6.86%) Cisco ISE
2 7 (6.86%) Ethernet
2 7 (6.86%) LAN
2 7 (6.86%) Network Security
2 7 (6.86%) SD-WAN
2 7 (6.86%) WAN
3 5 (4.90%) DHCP
3 5 (4.90%) DNS
4 4 (3.92%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.98%) RTP
5 1 (0.98%) SNMP
5 1 (0.98%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.78%) Big Data
2 5 (4.90%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.92%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.92%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.94%) MySQL
4 3 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.96%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.96%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.96%) Impala
5 2 (1.96%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.98%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (19.61%) Git (software)
2 14 (13.73%) Jenkins
3 12 (11.76%) Maven
4 8 (7.84%) GitLab
5 3 (2.94%) JIRA
5 3 (2.94%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.96%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.96%) eggPlant
6 2 (1.96%) JMeter
6 2 (1.96%) Postman
6 2 (1.96%) REST Assured
6 2 (1.96%) Selenium
6 2 (1.96%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.96%) The Grinder
7 1 (0.98%) Burp Suite
General
1 31 (30.39%) Public Sector
2 22 (21.57%) Law
3 15 (14.71%) Finance
4 13 (12.75%) Social Skills
5 9 (8.82%) Games
6 6 (5.88%) Presentation Skills
7 5 (4.90%) Banking
7 5 (4.90%) Marketing
8 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (3.92%) Back Office
8 4 (3.92%) Military
8 4 (3.92%) Retail
9 3 (2.94%) Police
10 2 (1.96%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 1 (0.98%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 25 (24.51%) Architect
2 17 (16.67%) Developer
3 16 (15.69%) Consultant
4 9 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (8.82%) Java Developer
5 8 (7.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (7.84%) Senior Developer
5 8 (7.84%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (7.84%) Software Developer
6 7 (6.86%) Network Architect
7 6 (5.88%) Business Architect
7 6 (5.88%) Data Consultant
7 6 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
7 6 (5.88%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Security Architect
10 3 (2.94%) Java Consultant
10 3 (2.94%) Principal Consultant
10 3 (2.94%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.76%) CSS
1 12 (11.76%) HTML
2 11 (10.78%) JSON
3 10 (9.80%) React
4 8 (7.84%) CSS3
4 8 (7.84%) HTML5
4 8 (7.84%) Spring
5 3 (2.94%) Middleware
5 3 (2.94%) Spring Boot
5 3 (2.94%) Web Services
6 2 (1.96%) .NET
6 2 (1.96%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.96%) Apache Camel
6 2 (1.96%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.96%) Spring Batch
6 2 (1.96%) Spring Security
7 1 (0.98%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.78%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.80%) Public Cloud
3 6 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.96%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.96%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.98%) Blog
6 1 (0.98%) Clustering
6 1 (0.98%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.98%) NHS
6 1 (0.98%) Replication
6 1 (0.98%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.73%) Linux
2 8 (7.84%) Windows
3 4 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.98%) Unix
4 1 (0.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (19.61%) DevOps
3 18 (17.65%) Target Operating Model
4 17 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (13.73%) Enterprise Architecture
5 14 (13.73%) Full Stack Development
5 14 (13.73%) Software Engineering
6 12 (11.76%) Change Management
7 11 (10.78%) Microservices
8 10 (9.80%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (9.80%) ITIL
9 8 (7.84%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (7.84%) Data Modelling
9 8 (7.84%) Migration
9 8 (7.84%) OO
10 7 (6.86%) Analytics
10 7 (6.86%) Network Design
10 7 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (6.86%) TOGAF
11 6 (5.88%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.57%) Java
2 16 (15.69%) Python
3 12 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.80%) SQL
5 5 (4.90%) C
6 3 (2.94%) C++
6 3 (2.94%) Perl
6 3 (2.94%) Ruby
7 2 (1.96%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.96%) C#
7 2 (1.96%) Go
7 2 (1.96%) PHP
7 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.96%) Scala
7 2 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 91 (89.22%) SC Cleared
2 29 (28.43%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.90%) Degree
4 4 (3.92%) CISM
4 4 (3.92%) CISSP
4 4 (3.92%) HNC
5 2 (1.96%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (1.96%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.98%) CEH
6 1 (0.98%) CISA
6 1 (0.98%) CRISC
6 1 (0.98%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
6 1 (0.98%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.96%) NCSC
2 2 (1.96%) NIST
3 1 (0.98%) GDPR
3 1 (0.98%) GRC
3 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 10 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.86%) VMware NSX
3 6 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.90%) Docker
5 4 (3.92%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (2.94%) vSphere
7 2 (1.96%) HDFS
8 1 (0.98%) KVM
8 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (15.69%) Terraform
2 11 (10.78%) Kubernetes
3 10 (9.80%) Ansible
4 7 (6.86%) FortiGate
5 6 (5.88%) Istio
5 6 (5.88%) SCCM
5 6 (5.88%) SCOM
6 4 (3.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (3.92%) MOM
7 2 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.96%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.98%) Grafana
8 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.98%) Nessus
8 1 (0.98%) Nmap
8 1 (0.98%) nmon
8 1 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.98%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.98%) vMotion
Vendors
1 19 (18.63%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.80%) Google
2 10 (9.80%) VMware
3 9 (8.82%) Cisco
3 9 (8.82%) SolarWinds
4 7 (6.86%) CA
4 7 (6.86%) Fortinet
5 6 (5.88%) Oracle
6 5 (4.90%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.94%) HP
8 2 (1.96%) Avature
8 2 (1.96%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.96%) Juniper
8 2 (1.96%) Symantec
9 1 (0.98%) CyberArk
9 1 (0.98%) ForgeRock
9 1 (0.98%) Rapid7
9 1 (0.98%) Remedy
9 1 (0.98%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.98%) Splunk