Period
to 15 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > East of England
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 87 66 59
Rank change year-on-year -21 -7 +75
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 166 65 290
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 3.04% 3.63% 4.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.07% 13.92% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 69 52 252
10th Percentile £34,350 £37,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,188 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +23.53% -29.17%
75th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,625 £92,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £54,380 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.33% +3.58% +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 East of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,499 467 1,971
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.49% 26.09% 28.54%
Number of salaries quoted 565 351 1,468
10th Percentile £26,850 £29,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £35,000 £40,000 £33,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.52% +16.67% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the East of England

Security Cleared
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in the East of England.

Salary trend for Security Cleared in the East of England

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in the East of England over the 6 months to 15 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in the East of England

Security Cleared
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the East of England region over the 6 months to 15 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
Hertfordshire -22 87 £52,500 - 57
Cambridgeshire -29 35 £42,500 -10.53% 21
Bedfordshire +1 20 £57,500 +31.43% 8
Essex -17 18 £66,250 +1.92% 20
Norfolk - 5 - - 2
Suffolk -15 1 £40,000 -42.86% 2
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 15 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 East of England region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 123 (74.10%) SC Cleared
2 61 (36.75%) Social Skills
3 51 (30.72%) Degree
4 41 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (24.70%) Windows
5 36 (21.69%) C#
6 34 (20.48%) VMware
7 32 (19.28%) Presentation Skills
7 32 (19.28%) Systems Engineering
8 31 (18.67%) DV Cleared
9 29 (17.47%) Azure
10 28 (16.87%) Cisco
11 27 (16.27%) Project Management
11 27 (16.27%) Scrum
12 26 (15.66%) AWS
12 26 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
13 25 (15.06%) Problem-Solving
14 24 (14.46%) DevOps
14 24 (14.46%) Active Directory
14 24 (14.46%) SQL
15 23 (13.86%) IIS
16 22 (13.25%) ITIL
16 22 (13.25%) Software Engineering
17 20 (12.05%) C++
17 20 (12.05%) Cisco Certification
17 20 (12.05%) Simulink
17 20 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (11.45%) Hyper-V
19 18 (10.84%) Information Management
19 18 (10.84%) Web Services

Security Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 23 (13.86%) IIS
2 10 (6.02%) Confluence
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (12.05%) Simulink
2 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (17.47%) Azure
2 26 (15.66%) AWS
3 12 (7.23%) GitHub
4 11 (6.63%) GCP
5 2 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.60%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.60%) AWS CodeBuild
6 1 (0.60%) AWS CodePipeline
6 1 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.60%) Datadog
6 1 (0.60%) IaaS
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (0.60%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.60%) SaaS
6 1 (0.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.24%) Firewall
2 13 (7.83%) HTTP
3 11 (6.63%) WAN
4 9 (5.42%) LAN
4 9 (5.42%) Network Security
5 6 (3.61%) DNS
5 6 (3.61%) SD-WAN
6 5 (3.01%) Broadband
6 5 (3.01%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (3.01%) Cisco Firepower
6 5 (3.01%) PBX
6 5 (3.01%) PSTN
6 5 (3.01%) TETRA
7 4 (2.41%) SAN
7 4 (2.41%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.81%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.81%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (1.81%) VPN
9 2 (1.20%) DHCP
9 2 (1.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.43%) MySQL
3 4 (2.41%) Big Data
4 3 (1.81%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.60%) Power BI
6 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (10.24%) Jenkins
2 14 (8.43%) JIRA
3 13 (7.83%) GitLab
3 13 (7.83%) Rational DOORS
4 12 (7.23%) Rational Rhapsody
5 11 (6.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.61%) Cucumber
7 5 (3.01%) Selenium
7 5 (3.01%) TestRail
8 2 (1.20%) Maven
8 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.60%) Cypress.io
9 1 (0.60%) Hudson
9 1 (0.60%) JMeter
9 1 (0.60%) MSI
9 1 (0.60%) Serenity BDD
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.60%) Zephyr
General
1 61 (36.75%) Social Skills
2 32 (19.28%) Presentation Skills
3 20 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (10.24%) Public Sector
5 16 (9.64%) Aerospace
6 14 (8.43%) Influencing Skills
7 11 (6.63%) Military
8 9 (5.42%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 9 (5.42%) Law
9 8 (4.82%) Electronics
10 6 (3.61%) Organisational Skills
11 3 (1.81%) Legal
11 3 (1.81%) Telecoms
12 2 (1.20%) Finance
12 2 (1.20%) Retail
13 1 (0.60%) Automotive
13 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.60%) Police
13 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (21.69%) Developer
2 19 (11.45%) C# Developer
2 19 (11.45%) Lead Developer
2 19 (11.45%) Network Engineer
3 17 (10.24%) C++ Developer
3 17 (10.24%) C++/C# Developer
3 17 (10.24%) Lead C# Developer
4 12 (7.23%) Analyst
4 12 (7.23%) SOC Engineer
4 12 (7.23%) SOC Specialist
4 12 (7.23%) Systems Engineer
5 11 (6.63%) Architect
5 11 (6.63%) Senior Developer
6 10 (6.02%) RF Engineer
7 7 (4.22%) Network Specialist
8 6 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.61%) Network Operations Specialist
9 5 (3.01%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.01%) Service Delivery Manager
9 5 (3.01%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.84%) Web Services
2 15 (9.04%) .NET
3 12 (7.23%) JSON
3 12 (7.23%) LDAP
3 12 (7.23%) Regular Expression
4 3 (1.81%) CSS
4 3 (1.81%) HTML
4 3 (1.81%) Spring
4 3 (1.81%) Spring Boot
5 2 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.60%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.60%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.60%) Blazor
6 1 (0.60%) CSS3
6 1 (0.60%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.60%) HTML5
6 1 (0.60%) J2EE
6 1 (0.60%) Node.js
6 1 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.43%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.83%) Cyberthreat
3 12 (7.23%) Cyber Defence
4 9 (5.42%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (4.82%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.61%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.81%) PKI
8 2 (1.20%) CCTV
8 2 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.20%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.60%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.60%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.60%) Legacy Code
9 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.60%) User Experience
9 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (24.70%) Windows
2 8 (4.82%) Windows Server
3 7 (4.22%) Linux
4 4 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.81%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.20%) VxWorks
6 2 (1.20%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (19.28%) Systems Engineering
3 27 (16.27%) Project Management
3 27 (16.27%) Scrum
4 25 (15.06%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (14.46%) DevOps
6 22 (13.25%) ITIL
6 22 (13.25%) Software Engineering
7 18 (10.84%) Information Management
7 18 (10.84%) Synthetic Environment
8 17 (10.24%) SDLC
9 15 (9.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 15 (9.04%) Test Automation
10 14 (8.43%) Analytical Thinking
10 14 (8.43%) Strategic Thinking
11 13 (7.83%) Customer Requirements
11 13 (7.83%) Security Operations
11 13 (7.83%) SIEM
11 13 (7.83%) Task Automation
11 13 (7.83%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.69%) C#
2 24 (14.46%) SQL
3 20 (12.05%) C++
4 17 (10.24%) PowerShell
5 14 (8.43%) Python
6 12 (7.23%) MATLAB
7 10 (6.02%) Java
8 5 (3.01%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.20%) VB
10 1 (0.60%) Perl
10 1 (0.60%) Ruby
10 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 123 (74.10%) SC Cleared
2 51 (30.72%) Degree
3 31 (18.67%) DV Cleared
4 20 (12.05%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (7.23%) CCNP
6 10 (6.02%) CCNA
7 6 (3.61%) CCENT
8 4 (2.41%) CEH
9 3 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.81%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.81%) IRCA
10 2 (1.20%) CCIE
10 2 (1.20%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (1.20%) ISACA
10 2 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.60%) CAPM
11 1 (0.60%) CISMP
11 1 (0.60%) CISSP
11 1 (0.60%) RHCA
11 1 (0.60%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.02%) SLA
2 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.20%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.60%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.60%) DO-254
3 1 (0.60%) GDPR
3 1 (0.60%) GRC
3 1 (0.60%) IASME
3 1 (0.60%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.60%) NCSC
3 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.60%) RMADS
System Software
1 26 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (14.46%) Active Directory
3 19 (11.45%) Hyper-V
4 13 (7.83%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (7.23%) NFS
6 3 (1.81%) vSphere
7 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.60%) Docker
8 1 (0.60%) Firmware
8 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.60%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.60%) XenApp
8 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (4.22%) SCCM
1 7 (4.22%) Terraform
2 6 (3.61%) Ansible
2 6 (3.61%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (3.61%) WSUS
3 4 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.41%) Puppet
4 1 (0.60%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 34 (20.48%) VMware
2 28 (16.87%) Cisco
3 15 (9.04%) CheckPoint
3 15 (9.04%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.63%) Fortinet
4 11 (6.63%) Google
5 10 (6.02%) Citrix
6 9 (5.42%) F5
7 6 (3.61%) Palo Alto
7 6 (3.61%) SAP
7 6 (3.61%) Veeam
7 6 (3.61%) Zscaler
8 4 (2.41%) HP
8 4 (2.41%) Oracle
9 3 (1.81%) Dell
9 3 (1.81%) IBM
9 3 (1.81%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.20%) Juniper
11 1 (0.60%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 1 (0.60%) Remedy