Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 63 48 72
Rank change year-on-year -15 +24 +42
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 246 128 223
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 4.19% 5.31% 3.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.11% 18.55% 14.43%
Number of salaries quoted 103 90 191
10th Percentile £37,600 £42,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £53,125 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £67,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -14.81% +50.00% -18.18%
75th Percentile £68,750 £72,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,188 £92,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £56,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% -

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 1,877 690 1,545
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 31.99% 28.62% 25.19%
Number of salaries quoted 598 489 1,114
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,900 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,173
Median % change year-on-year - +8.29% +2.61%
75th Percentile £62,817 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £76,900 £73,750
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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire -29 111 £62,500 -3.85% 64
Cambridgeshire +10 72 £45,000 -5.26% 17
Bedfordshire +12 33 £57,500 +31.43% 12
Essex -44 15 £62,500 -7.41% 9
Suffolk -10 13 £70,000 - 7
Norfolk - 10 - - 2
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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.

1 156 (63.41%) SC Cleared
2 127 (51.63%) Social Skills
3 82 (33.33%) ITIL
4 71 (28.86%) Public Sector
5 70 (28.46%) AWS
6 69 (28.05%) SLA
7 68 (27.64%) Windows
8 64 (26.02%) Incident Management
9 55 (22.36%) Self-Motivation
10 51 (20.73%) Analytics
10 51 (20.73%) Microsoft Excel
11 47 (19.11%) SQL
11 47 (19.11%) Problem-Solving
12 46 (18.70%) Microsoft
13 45 (18.29%) Service Management
14 44 (17.89%) DBS Check
15 43 (17.48%) Azure
15 43 (17.48%) Active Directory
16 42 (17.07%) Cisco
17 41 (16.67%) Service Design
18 40 (16.26%) Degree
18 40 (16.26%) VMware
19 39 (15.85%) Problem Management
19 39 (15.85%) Northgate
19 39 (15.85%) NEC
19 39 (15.85%) Major Incident Management
20 36 (14.63%) DV Cleared
21 35 (14.23%) DevOps
22 34 (13.82%) Cisco Certification
23 33 (13.41%) Firewall

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 (9.35%) IIS
2 22 (8.94%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.03%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.63%) Confluence
5 2 (0.81%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 51 (20.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.47%) Simulink
3 10 (4.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 70 (28.46%) AWS
2 43 (17.48%) Azure
3 13 (5.28%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (5.28%) Amazon S3
3 13 (5.28%) AWS Lambda
3 13 (5.28%) GCP
3 13 (5.28%) GitHub
4 12 (4.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (4.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 11 (4.47%) Amazon ECS
5 11 (4.47%) AWS CodeBuild
5 11 (4.47%) AWS CodePipeline
5 11 (4.47%) Serverless
6 10 (4.07%) AWS CodeCommit
6 10 (4.07%) Microsoft 365
7 2 (0.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (0.81%) Datadog
7 2 (0.81%) IaaS
7 2 (0.81%) Route 53
7 2 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (13.41%) Firewall
2 22 (8.94%) WAN
3 17 (6.91%) TCP/IP
4 15 (6.10%) VPN
5 14 (5.69%) LAN
6 13 (5.28%) HTTP
6 13 (5.28%) Network Security
7 11 (4.47%) SD-WAN
8 10 (4.07%) DNS
9 9 (3.66%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (3.66%) Wireless
10 8 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (3.25%) Cisco Firepower
10 8 (3.25%) SAN
11 7 (2.85%) DHCP
11 7 (2.85%) NetScaler
12 5 (2.03%) Structured Cabling
12 5 (2.03%) VoIP
13 4 (1.63%) Software-Defined Radio
14 3 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.16%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.28%) MySQL
3 12 (4.88%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (4.88%) NoSQL
3 12 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (4.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.81%) Big Data
5 2 (0.81%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.81%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (10.57%) Jenkins
2 12 (4.88%) JIRA
3 11 (4.47%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.47%) GitLab
3 11 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (4.07%) Subversion
5 7 (2.85%) Selenium
6 6 (2.44%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.03%) Zephyr
8 3 (1.22%) MSI
8 3 (1.22%) TestRail
9 2 (0.81%) Postman
9 2 (0.81%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.41%) Bitbucket Server
10 1 (0.41%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.41%) Cypress.io
10 1 (0.41%) Hudson
10 1 (0.41%) JMeter
10 1 (0.41%) REST Assured
10 1 (0.41%) Serenity BDD
General
1 127 (51.63%) Social Skills
2 71 (28.86%) Public Sector
3 22 (8.94%) Presentation Skills
4 20 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (6.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 14 (5.69%) Influencing Skills
7 13 (5.28%) Aerospace
7 13 (5.28%) Finance
7 13 (5.28%) Military
8 11 (4.47%) Law
9 10 (4.07%) Telecoms
10 9 (3.66%) Organisational Skills
11 7 (2.85%) Manufacturing
12 5 (2.03%) Electronics
12 5 (2.03%) Financial Institution
13 3 (1.22%) Banking
13 3 (1.22%) Games
14 2 (0.81%) Automotive
14 2 (0.81%) Legal
14 2 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (20.73%) Analyst
2 35 (14.23%) Incident Analyst
2 35 (14.23%) Major Incident Analyst
3 31 (12.60%) Developer
4 30 (12.20%) Network Engineer
5 12 (4.88%) Data Engineer
5 12 (4.88%) SOC Engineer
5 12 (4.88%) SOC Specialist
6 11 (4.47%) AWS DevOps
6 11 (4.47%) C# Developer
6 11 (4.47%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (4.47%) Lead Developer
6 11 (4.47%) Senior Developer
7 10 (4.07%) AWS Specialist
7 10 (4.07%) DevOps Specialist
7 10 (4.07%) Operations Manager
8 9 (3.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (3.66%) C++ Developer
8 9 (3.66%) Cloud Engineer
8 9 (3.66%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.76%) JSON
2 17 (6.91%) .NET
3 12 (4.88%) Kafka
3 12 (4.88%) LDAP
3 12 (4.88%) Regular Expression
4 11 (4.47%) Web Services
5 10 (4.07%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (2.44%) Node.js
7 5 (2.03%) React
8 4 (1.63%) JSP
9 3 (1.22%) HTML
9 3 (1.22%) Redux
9 3 (1.22%) Spring
10 2 (0.81%) .NET Core
10 2 (0.81%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.81%) CSS
10 2 (0.81%) Entity Framework
10 2 (0.81%) Spring Boot
11 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (22.36%) Self-Motivation
2 21 (8.54%) Data Centre
3 16 (6.50%) Cyber Defence
4 13 (5.28%) Cyberthreat
5 12 (4.88%) Management Information System
6 10 (4.07%) Driving Licence
7 6 (2.44%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.03%) FPGA
8 5 (2.03%) User Experience
8 5 (2.03%) VHDL
9 4 (1.63%) Cyberattack
9 4 (1.63%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.81%) CCTV
10 2 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.81%) NHS
10 2 (0.81%) PKI
10 2 (0.81%) Replication
10 2 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.41%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 68 (27.64%) Windows
2 28 (11.38%) Windows Server
3 20 (8.13%) Linux
4 9 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (3.66%) Windows Server 2016
4 9 (3.66%) Windows Server 2019
5 5 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.03%) Ubuntu
5 5 (2.03%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.22%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.81%) Android
7 2 (0.81%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.81%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (33.33%) ITIL
2 64 (26.02%) Incident Management
3 51 (20.73%) Analytics
4 47 (19.11%) Problem-Solving
5 45 (18.29%) Service Management
6 41 (16.67%) Service Design
7 39 (15.85%) Major Incident Management
7 39 (15.85%) Problem Management
8 35 (14.23%) DevOps
9 32 (13.01%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (10.98%) Service Delivery
11 26 (10.57%) Migration
12 24 (9.76%) Data Migration
13 23 (9.35%) Scrum
14 21 (8.54%) CI/CD
15 20 (8.13%) Computer Science
15 20 (8.13%) Project Management
16 19 (7.72%) Information Management
17 18 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 18 (7.32%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 47 (19.11%) SQL
2 28 (11.38%) PowerShell
3 27 (10.98%) C#
4 26 (10.57%) Python
5 15 (6.10%) C++
6 12 (4.88%) Java
7 11 (4.47%) Groovy
8 10 (4.07%) Bash
8 10 (4.07%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.03%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.63%) C
11 3 (1.22%) ES6
12 2 (0.81%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.81%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.81%) VB
12 2 (0.81%) VBScript
13 1 (0.41%) Java 11
13 1 (0.41%) Java 8
13 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 156 (63.41%) SC Cleared
2 44 (17.89%) DBS Check
3 40 (16.26%) Degree
4 36 (14.63%) DV Cleared
5 34 (13.82%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (10.98%) CCNP
7 23 (9.35%) CCNA
8 11 (4.47%) MCSA
8 11 (4.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.03%) CCENT
9 5 (2.03%) CCIE
10 4 (1.63%) CISSP
10 4 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.81%) CCA
12 2 (0.81%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (0.81%) CISM
13 1 (0.41%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.41%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (28.05%) SLA
2 14 (5.69%) QA
3 10 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.41%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.41%) DO-254
4 1 (0.41%) Good Clinical Practice
4 1 (0.41%) GRC
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.41%) PMO
4 1 (0.41%) RMADS
4 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (17.48%) Active Directory
2 31 (12.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (8.54%) Hyper-V
4 14 (5.69%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (4.88%) NFS
6 6 (2.44%) Docker
7 5 (2.03%) vSphere
8 4 (1.63%) XenApp
8 4 (1.63%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.22%) Firmware
10 2 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.81%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (9.76%) Terraform
2 12 (4.88%) Kibana
3 11 (4.47%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (4.47%) Puppet
3 11 (4.47%) SCCM
4 10 (4.07%) Consul
4 10 (4.07%) Packer
5 9 (3.66%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (2.03%) FortiGate
6 5 (2.03%) WSUS
7 2 (0.81%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 1 (0.41%) Ansible
8 1 (0.41%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.41%) MOM
Vendors
1 46 (18.70%) Microsoft
2 42 (17.07%) Cisco
3 40 (16.26%) VMware
4 39 (15.85%) NEC
4 39 (15.85%) Northgate
5 29 (11.79%) CheckPoint
6 26 (10.57%) F5
7 25 (10.16%) Fortinet
8 24 (9.76%) Palo Alto
9 13 (5.28%) Oracle
10 12 (4.88%) Citrix
11 11 (4.47%) Google
11 11 (4.47%) HP
12 5 (2.03%) Dell
12 5 (2.03%) Veeam
12 5 (2.03%) Zscaler
13 3 (1.22%) Intel
13 3 (1.22%) SAP
14 2 (0.81%) Avaya
14 2 (0.81%) BMC