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

Security Clearance
England > East of England
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 61 92 65
Rank change year-on-year +31 -27 +69
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 184 87 294
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 3.87% 2.81% 4.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.09% 10.41% 14.16%
Number of salaries quoted 96 72 250
10th Percentile £42,500 £32,500 £27,425
25th Percentile £48,438 £40,000 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £52,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +23.53% -22.73%
75th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £92,500 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,250 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.24% - +10.53%

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 1,306 836 2,076
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.48% 27.05% 28.24%
Number of salaries quoted 577 593 1,546
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,000 £35,428 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +24 126 £60,000 -7.69% 68
Essex +15 27 £65,000 +39.78% 6
Cambridgeshire -28 23 £60,000 +9.09% 15
Bedfordshire -9 7 £61,250 +13.95% 7
Suffolk -9 3 £55,000 +15.79% 2
Security Cleared
England

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 East of England region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 146 (79.35%) SC Cleared
2 53 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (27.17%) Systems Engineering
4 47 (25.54%) Customer Requirements
5 44 (23.91%) Degree
6 42 (22.83%) Project Management
7 36 (19.57%) Cisco
8 34 (18.48%) Social Skills
9 30 (16.30%) DevOps
9 30 (16.30%) MATLAB
9 30 (16.30%) Validation
10 29 (15.76%) Cisco Certification
11 28 (15.22%) DV Cleared
12 26 (14.13%) Scrum
12 26 (14.13%) Simulink
13 25 (13.59%) Rational DOORS
13 25 (13.59%) Public Sector
14 24 (13.04%) Aerospace
14 24 (13.04%) CCNP
15 22 (11.96%) Firewall
15 22 (11.96%) SysML
16 21 (11.41%) Test Automation
16 21 (11.41%) Rational Rhapsody
17 19 (10.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 19 (10.33%) Software Engineering
17 19 (10.33%) Web Services
17 19 (10.33%) ITIL
18 18 (9.78%) Electronics
18 18 (9.78%) Information Management
18 18 (9.78%) Information Security

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 12 (6.52%) Confluence
2 4 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.63%) IIS
4 2 (1.09%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 26 (14.13%) Simulink
2 2 (1.09%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.78%) Azure
2 14 (7.61%) AWS
3 3 (1.63%) Amazon EKS
4 2 (1.09%) SaaS
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.54%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.54%) IaaS
5 1 (0.54%) PaaS
5 1 (0.54%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.96%) Firewall
2 13 (7.07%) Ethernet
2 13 (7.07%) Network Security
3 10 (5.43%) DWDM
3 10 (5.43%) SDH
4 9 (4.89%) HTTP
5 8 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (4.35%) Cisco Firepower
5 8 (4.35%) LAN
5 8 (4.35%) SD-WAN
5 8 (4.35%) WAN
6 7 (3.80%) BGP
6 7 (3.80%) IPsec
6 7 (3.80%) OSPF
7 5 (2.72%) MPLS
8 4 (2.17%) Broadband
8 4 (2.17%) DNS
8 4 (2.17%) Internet
8 4 (2.17%) PBX
8 4 (2.17%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.26%) MySQL
2 4 (2.17%) Big Data
2 4 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.09%) Apache Hive
3 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.09%) Impala
3 2 (1.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.09%) Tableau
4 1 (0.54%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.54%) GIS
4 1 (0.54%) JasperReports
4 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.54%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 25 (13.59%) Rational DOORS
2 21 (11.41%) Rational Rhapsody
3 17 (9.24%) JIRA
4 13 (7.07%) Jenkins
5 8 (4.35%) Cucumber
5 8 (4.35%) Maven
6 7 (3.80%) GitLab
7 6 (3.26%) Git (software)
8 4 (2.17%) TestRail
9 2 (1.09%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.09%) Bitbucket Server
9 2 (1.09%) git-flow
9 2 (1.09%) JUnit
9 2 (1.09%) Mockito
9 2 (1.09%) Selenium
10 1 (0.54%) DbUnit
10 1 (0.54%) jMock
10 1 (0.54%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (18.48%) Social Skills
2 25 (13.59%) Public Sector
3 24 (13.04%) Aerospace
4 18 (9.78%) Electronics
5 17 (9.24%) Military
5 17 (9.24%) Presentation Skills
6 12 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (5.98%) Legal
8 6 (3.26%) Local Government
9 5 (2.72%) Finance
10 4 (2.17%) Law
10 4 (2.17%) Police
10 4 (2.17%) Telecoms
11 3 (1.63%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 2 (1.09%) Games
12 2 (1.09%) Retail
13 1 (0.54%) Automotive
13 1 (0.54%) Organisational Skills
13 1 (0.54%) Publishing
13 1 (0.54%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 35 (19.02%) Systems Engineer
2 26 (14.13%) Architect
3 18 (9.78%) Developer
3 18 (9.78%) RF Engineer
4 15 (8.15%) Network Operations Specialist
4 15 (8.15%) Network Specialist
5 13 (7.07%) C# Developer
5 13 (7.07%) C++ Developer
5 13 (7.07%) C++/C# Developer
5 13 (7.07%) Lead C# Developer
5 13 (7.07%) Lead Developer
6 12 (6.52%) Electronics Engineer
6 12 (6.52%) Network Engineer
7 11 (5.98%) Designer
7 11 (5.98%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (5.98%) Network Designer
8 10 (5.43%) Analyst
9 9 (4.89%) Azure Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.33%) Web Services
2 8 (4.35%) Spring
3 6 (3.26%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (3.26%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (3.26%) REST
3 6 (3.26%) SOAP
3 6 (3.26%) Spring Boot
4 5 (2.72%) CSS
4 5 (2.72%) RESTful
5 4 (2.17%) JMS
6 3 (1.63%) JSON
6 3 (1.63%) LDAP
6 3 (1.63%) Regular Expression
7 2 (1.09%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.09%) J2EE
7 2 (1.09%) Kafka
7 2 (1.09%) Middleware
8 1 (0.54%) .NET
8 1 (0.54%) ADO
8 1 (0.54%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.17%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (2.17%) Private Cloud
2 4 (2.17%) Public Cloud
3 3 (1.63%) Analytical Mindset
3 3 (1.63%) Cyber Defence
3 3 (1.63%) Driving Licence
3 3 (1.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.09%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 2 (1.09%) Cybercrime
4 2 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.09%) NHS
4 2 (1.09%) PKI
4 2 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.09%) Social Media
5 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.54%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (0.54%) User Experience
5 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.52%) Linux
2 10 (5.43%) Windows
3 4 (2.17%) CentOS
4 3 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.09%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (27.17%) Systems Engineering
3 47 (25.54%) Customer Requirements
4 42 (22.83%) Project Management
5 30 (16.30%) DevOps
5 30 (16.30%) Validation
6 26 (14.13%) Scrum
7 22 (11.96%) SysML
8 21 (11.41%) Test Automation
9 19 (10.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 19 (10.33%) ITIL
9 19 (10.33%) Software Engineering
10 18 (9.78%) Information Management
10 18 (9.78%) Information Security
10 18 (9.78%) Requirements Management
11 17 (9.24%) Cryptography
12 16 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (8.15%) Network Design
14 14 (7.61%) Physics
14 14 (7.61%) Synthetic Environment
Programming Languages
1 30 (16.30%) MATLAB
2 17 (9.24%) C#
3 16 (8.70%) C++
4 15 (8.15%) Java
5 8 (4.35%) Python
6 7 (3.80%) SQL
7 6 (3.26%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.17%) C
9 3 (1.63%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.63%) Perl
10 2 (1.09%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.09%) R
11 1 (0.54%) Java 11
11 1 (0.54%) Java 8
11 1 (0.54%) Ruby
11 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 146 (79.35%) SC Cleared
2 44 (23.91%) Degree
3 29 (15.76%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (15.22%) DV Cleared
5 24 (13.04%) CCNP
6 10 (5.43%) CEH
7 7 (3.80%) CCDP
7 7 (3.80%) IRCA
8 4 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (2.17%) CCNA
8 4 (2.17%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.09%) CISSP
9 2 (1.09%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (1.09%) ISACA
9 2 (1.09%) Linux+ Certification
9 2 (1.09%) MCSE
9 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.09%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (1.09%) SANS
9 2 (1.09%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.63%) SLA
3 2 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.54%) GDPR
4 1 (0.54%) IASME
4 1 (0.54%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.54%) NCSC
4 1 (0.54%) NIST
4 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.63%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.63%) NFS
5 2 (1.09%) Apache Flume
5 2 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.54%) Postfix
6 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.54%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (8.70%) Ansible
2 14 (7.61%) Terraform
3 10 (5.43%) Puppet
4 8 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (3.80%) Kibana
6 4 (2.17%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.09%) Oozie
7 2 (1.09%) SCCM
7 2 (1.09%) WSUS
8 1 (0.54%) Grafana
8 1 (0.54%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 36 (19.57%) Cisco
2 14 (7.61%) VMware
3 10 (5.43%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 10 (5.43%) CheckPoint
3 10 (5.43%) Nokia
4 7 (3.80%) IBM
4 7 (3.80%) Oracle
4 7 (3.80%) ServiceNow
5 6 (3.26%) SAP
6 5 (2.72%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.72%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.17%) AppDynamics
7 4 (2.17%) Citrix
7 4 (2.17%) NEC
7 4 (2.17%) Northgate
8 3 (1.63%) F5
8 3 (1.63%) Fortinet
8 3 (1.63%) Instagram
9 2 (1.09%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.09%) BT