Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
Central London > City of London
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 169 223 197
Rank change year-on-year +54 -26 +54
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 66 77 146
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.40% 0.86% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.37% 4.71% 6.76%
Number of salaries quoted 51 69 88
Median annual salary £67,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £40,500 £26,100 £34,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £81,500 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £68,750 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +37.50% -4.76% +5.00%

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 896 1,636 2,160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 19.02% 18.28% 20.86%
Number of salaries quoted 754 1,436 1,859
Median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +3.45%
10th Percentile £43,750 £30,850 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £95,000 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £68,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.80% +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 3 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 52 (78.79%) SC Cleared
2 25 (37.88%) Azure
3 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (25.76%) AWS
5 15 (22.73%) Terraform
6 14 (21.21%) JavaScript
7 13 (19.70%) Law
7 13 (19.70%) Ansible
8 12 (18.18%) DevOps
8 12 (18.18%) Python
9 11 (16.67%) Java
9 11 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (16.67%) Public Sector
10 10 (15.15%) Software Engineering
11 8 (12.12%) Spring
11 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
11 8 (12.12%) Kubernetes
12 7 (10.61%) Continuous Deployment
12 7 (10.61%) Data Centre
12 7 (10.61%) DV Cleared
12 7 (10.61%) Test Automation
12 7 (10.61%) Artificial Intelligence
12 7 (10.61%) VMware
12 7 (10.61%) Firewall
12 7 (10.61%) Finance
12 7 (10.61%) Architectural Design
13 6 (9.09%) DevSecOps
13 6 (9.09%) VMware NSX
13 6 (9.09%) Cisco Firepower

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 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.52%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.52%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.52%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
1 2 (3.03%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (37.88%) Azure
2 17 (25.76%) AWS
3 6 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (6.06%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (4.55%) GCP
6 2 (3.03%) SaaS
7 1 (1.52%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (1.52%) IaaS
7 1 (1.52%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.61%) Firewall
2 6 (9.09%) Cisco Firepower
2 6 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
2 6 (9.09%) Ethernet
2 6 (9.09%) LAN
2 6 (9.09%) WAN
3 5 (7.58%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (6.06%) Network Security
5 2 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (3.03%) NX-OS
6 1 (1.52%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.03%) MySQL
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.52%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.52%) Big Data
3 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.52%) HBase
3 1 (1.52%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.06%) GitLab
3 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.03%) JUnit
4 2 (3.03%) Mockito
5 1 (1.52%) Maven
5 1 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (19.70%) Law
2 11 (16.67%) Public Sector
3 7 (10.61%) Finance
4 5 (7.58%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.03%) Marketing
6 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (24.24%) Architect
2 12 (18.18%) Developer
3 11 (16.67%) Consultant
4 8 (12.12%) Security Consultant
5 6 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (9.09%) Identity Management Expert
5 6 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 6 (9.09%) Network Architect
5 6 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 5 (7.58%) DevSecOps Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Deskside Support
8 3 (4.55%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Architect
9 2 (3.03%) Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Business Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (3.03%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.12%) Spring
2 6 (9.09%) CSS
2 6 (9.09%) CSS3
2 6 (9.09%) HTML
2 6 (9.09%) HTML5
2 6 (9.09%) JSON
2 6 (9.09%) Node.js
2 6 (9.09%) SailPoint
3 5 (7.58%) REST
3 5 (7.58%) Spring Boot
4 4 (6.06%) Apache Camel
4 4 (6.06%) React
5 2 (3.03%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.03%) JAX-RS
5 2 (3.03%) JMS
5 2 (3.03%) RESTful
5 2 (3.03%) Spring Batch
5 2 (3.03%) Spring Integration
5 2 (3.03%) Spring Security
6 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.09%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.55%) CMDB
3 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.03%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.52%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.58%) Linux
1 5 (7.58%) Windows
2 3 (4.55%) Windows 10
2 3 (4.55%) Windows 7
2 3 (4.55%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.18%) DevOps
3 11 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (15.15%) Software Engineering
5 7 (10.61%) Architectural Design
5 7 (10.61%) Artificial Intelligence
5 7 (10.61%) Continuous Deployment
5 7 (10.61%) Test Automation
6 6 (9.09%) Change Management
6 6 (9.09%) DevSecOps
6 6 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
6 6 (9.09%) OO
7 5 (7.58%) Configuration Management
7 5 (7.58%) Microservices
7 5 (7.58%) SIEM
7 5 (7.58%) Threat Management
8 4 (6.06%) Analytics
8 4 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (6.06%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.21%) JavaScript
2 12 (18.18%) Python
3 11 (16.67%) Java
4 5 (7.58%) Java 8
5 4 (6.06%) SQL
6 3 (4.55%) C++
7 2 (3.03%) C
7 2 (3.03%) PHP
7 2 (3.03%) Ruby
8 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 52 (78.79%) SC Cleared
2 7 (10.61%) DV Cleared
3 5 (7.58%) CISM
3 5 (7.58%) CISSP
3 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.55%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (4.55%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 3 (4.55%) MCP
5 3 (4.55%) MCSA
5 3 (4.55%) MCSE
6 2 (3.03%) CCNP
6 2 (3.03%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (3.03%) CHECK Team Leader
6 2 (3.03%) CHECK Team Member
6 2 (3.03%) CREST Certified
6 2 (3.03%) Degree
6 2 (3.03%) OSCP
6 2 (3.03%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (1.52%) Cyber Scheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.52%) GDPR
2 1 (1.52%) NCSC
2 1 (1.52%) NIST
System Software
1 6 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (9.09%) VMware NSX
2 1 (1.52%) Docker
2 1 (1.52%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 15 (22.73%) Terraform
2 13 (19.70%) Ansible
3 8 (12.12%) Kubernetes
4 6 (9.09%) FortiGate
5 5 (7.58%) Puppet
5 5 (7.58%) QRadar
6 2 (3.03%) Istio
7 1 (1.52%) SCCM
7 1 (1.52%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.61%) VMware
3 6 (9.09%) CA
3 6 (9.09%) Cisco
3 6 (9.09%) CyberArk
3 6 (9.09%) ForgeRock
3 6 (9.09%) Fortinet
3 6 (9.09%) SolarWinds
4 5 (7.58%) Splunk
5 4 (6.06%) Oracle
6 3 (4.55%) Dell
6 3 (4.55%) HP
7 2 (3.03%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.03%) F5
7 2 (3.03%) Google
7 2 (3.03%) Nintex
7 2 (3.03%) OpenText
7 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.52%) Ab Initio