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

Security Clearance
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 180 137 257
Rank change year-on-year -43 +120 +5
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 85 56 77
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.43% 1.54% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.66% 8.21% 4.45%
Number of salaries quoted 76 28 60
10th Percentile £43,162 £25,500 £31,080
25th Percentile £49,688 £25,650 £42,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £31,763 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +96.77% -47.06% +9.09%
75th Percentile £88,750 £65,250 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,000 £91,125
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £50,870 £52,500
% change year-on-year +17.95% -3.10% -4.55%

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 880 682 1,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.78% 18.72% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 754 592 1,458
10th Percentile £41,400 £35,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £50,000 £48,500 £44,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +4.00%
75th Percentile £87,500 £81,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +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 20 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in the City of 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 City of London region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 72 (84.71%) SC Cleared
2 27 (31.76%) Public Sector
3 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
4 22 (25.88%) Azure
5 21 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (21.18%) Finance
6 18 (21.18%) Java
6 18 (21.18%) Google
7 16 (18.82%) Law
8 15 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (17.65%) AWS
8 15 (17.65%) DV Cleared
8 15 (17.65%) Microservices
9 14 (16.47%) Big Data
9 14 (16.47%) Python
10 13 (15.29%) Migration
11 12 (14.12%) Oracle
11 12 (14.12%) Git (software)
12 11 (12.94%) Maven
12 11 (12.94%) Analytics
12 11 (12.94%) Jenkins
12 11 (12.94%) Data Modelling
12 11 (12.94%) Games
12 11 (12.94%) Social Skills
12 11 (12.94%) Full Stack Development
13 10 (11.76%) Scrum
13 10 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
13 10 (11.76%) PaaS
14 9 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (10.59%) Change Management

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 (4.71%) Confluence
1 4 (4.71%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.53%) SAS
2 3 (3.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.35%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 22 (25.88%) Azure
2 15 (17.65%) AWS
3 10 (11.76%) PaaS
4 8 (9.41%) IaaS
5 6 (7.06%) SaaS
6 3 (3.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.53%) BlazeMeter
6 3 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (3.53%) GCP
7 1 (1.18%) Azure Logic Apps
7 1 (1.18%) Azure Service Bus
7 1 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.18%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (1.18%) Serverless
7 1 (1.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) DHCP
1 5 (5.88%) DNS
2 4 (4.71%) Firewall
2 4 (4.71%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.53%) Cisco Firepower
3 3 (3.53%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (3.53%) Ethernet
3 3 (3.53%) LAN
3 3 (3.53%) Network Security
3 3 (3.53%) SD-WAN
3 3 (3.53%) WAN
4 2 (2.35%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.18%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.47%) Big Data
2 5 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.88%) Hadoop
2 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.35%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.35%) Impala
4 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.18%) DB2
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.18%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 12 (14.12%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.94%) Jenkins
2 11 (12.94%) Maven
3 5 (5.88%) JIRA
4 3 (3.53%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.53%) eggPlant
4 3 (3.53%) JMeter
4 3 (3.53%) LoadRunner
4 3 (3.53%) Postman
4 3 (3.53%) REST Assured
4 3 (3.53%) Selenium
4 3 (3.53%) SoapUI
4 3 (3.53%) The Grinder
5 1 (1.18%) Burp Suite
5 1 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.18%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.18%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (31.76%) Public Sector
2 18 (21.18%) Finance
3 16 (18.82%) Law
4 11 (12.94%) Games
4 11 (12.94%) Social Skills
5 7 (8.24%) Presentation Skills
6 5 (5.88%) Banking
7 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (4.71%) Back Office
7 4 (4.71%) Marketing
7 4 (4.71%) Military
8 2 (2.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 1 (1.18%) Fire and Rescue
9 1 (1.18%) Police
9 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (22.35%) Consultant
2 16 (18.82%) Architect
3 10 (11.76%) Developer
4 8 (9.41%) Data Consultant
4 8 (9.41%) Java Developer
5 5 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
5 5 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 5 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (4.71%) Analyst
6 4 (4.71%) IAM Consultant
6 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Platform Architect
6 4 (4.71%) Principal Architect
6 4 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.53%) Data Migration Consultant
7 3 (3.53%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
7 3 (3.53%) Identity Management Consultant
7 3 (3.53%) Principal Developer
7 3 (3.53%) Principal Java Developer
7 3 (3.53%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.24%) JSON
2 6 (7.06%) CSS
2 6 (7.06%) HTML
3 3 (3.53%) Gherkin
3 3 (3.53%) Middleware
3 3 (3.53%) SailPoint
3 3 (3.53%) Web Services
4 2 (2.35%) .NET
4 2 (2.35%) CSS3
4 2 (2.35%) HTML5
4 2 (2.35%) React
4 2 (2.35%) Spring
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Public Cloud
2 7 (8.24%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.35%) NHS
3 2 (2.35%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.18%) Blog
4 1 (1.18%) CESG
4 1 (1.18%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.18%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.18%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.18%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.24%) Windows
2 3 (3.53%) Linux
2 3 (3.53%) Unix
3 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (17.65%) Microservices
3 13 (15.29%) Migration
4 11 (12.94%) Analytics
4 11 (12.94%) Data Modelling
4 11 (12.94%) Full Stack Development
5 10 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (11.76%) Scrum
6 9 (10.59%) Change Management
6 9 (10.59%) DevOps
6 9 (10.59%) ITIL
6 9 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (10.59%) Target Operating Model
7 8 (9.41%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (9.41%) Mentoring
7 8 (9.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (8.24%) Data Strategy
8 7 (8.24%) Presales
9 6 (7.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.18%) Java
2 14 (16.47%) Python
3 7 (8.24%) SQL
4 5 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.53%) C
5 3 (3.53%) C#
5 3 (3.53%) VBScript
6 2 (2.35%) Go
6 2 (2.35%) Perl
6 2 (2.35%) Scala
7 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.18%) C++
7 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 72 (84.71%) SC Cleared
2 15 (17.65%) DV Cleared
3 4 (4.71%) CISM
3 4 (4.71%) CISSP
3 4 (4.71%) HNC
4 3 (3.53%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.53%) Degree
5 2 (2.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.35%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (2.35%) GIAC
5 2 (2.35%) OSCP
5 2 (2.35%) SANS
5 2 (2.35%) SAS Certification
5 2 (2.35%) SSCP
6 1 (1.18%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.18%) CLAS
6 1 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) Data Quality
1 3 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.35%) GRC
3 1 (1.18%) Accessibility
3 1 (1.18%) GDPR
3 1 (1.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.18%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.18%) NCSC
3 1 (1.18%) NIST
3 1 (1.18%) QA
3 1 (1.18%) RMADS
System Software
1 8 (9.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.88%) Docker
2 5 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.71%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (3.53%) VMware NSX
5 2 (2.35%) HDFS
5 2 (2.35%) vSphere
6 1 (1.18%) KVM
6 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) Kubernetes
1 5 (5.88%) SCCM
1 5 (5.88%) SCOM
2 4 (4.71%) Ansible
2 4 (4.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (4.71%) MOM
2 4 (4.71%) Terraform
3 3 (3.53%) FortiGate
3 3 (3.53%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.35%) Control-M
5 1 (1.18%) Grafana
5 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.18%) Nessus
5 1 (1.18%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.18%) Nmap
5 1 (1.18%) Prometheus
5 1 (1.18%) vMotion
Vendors
1 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
2 18 (21.18%) Google
3 12 (14.12%) Oracle
4 5 (5.88%) VMware
5 4 (4.71%) Cisco
5 4 (4.71%) HP
5 4 (4.71%) IBM
5 4 (4.71%) SolarWinds
6 3 (3.53%) CA
6 3 (3.53%) CyberArk
6 3 (3.53%) ForgeRock
6 3 (3.53%) Fortinet
6 3 (3.53%) Informatica
6 3 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.53%) SAP
6 3 (3.53%) Talend
7 2 (2.35%) Avature
7 2 (2.35%) Cloudera
7 2 (2.35%) DataFlux
7 2 (2.35%) Red Hat