Period
to 7 May 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 7 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > East of England
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 33 81 76
Rank change year-on-year +48 -5 +58
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 214 155 285
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 5.69% 3.25% 3.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.23% 12.81% 12.20%
Number of salaries quoted 129 130 202
10th Percentile £46,000 £26,250 £25,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £37,813 £30,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £55,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% +29.41% -5.56%
75th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £92,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +7.53%

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 1,113 1,210 2,337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 29.59% 25.40% 28.31%
Number of salaries quoted 608 845 1,644
10th Percentile £31,775 £26,564 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £49,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +8.89% -0.55%
75th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +0.13%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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 +42 128 £65,000 +18.18% 33
Essex +34 54 £67,500 +50.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +12 25 £60,000 +9.09% 9
Bedfordshire +19 5 £57,500 - 4
Suffolk +2 5 £55,000 - 1
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 7 May 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.

1 171 (79.91%) SC Cleared
2 70 (32.71%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (27.57%) DevOps
4 58 (27.10%) Customer Requirements
5 49 (22.90%) Public Sector
6 43 (20.09%) Systems Engineering
7 38 (17.76%) MATLAB
8 36 (16.82%) Project Management
9 30 (14.02%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (13.55%) Validation
11 28 (13.08%) Degree
11 28 (13.08%) Java
11 28 (13.08%) Cisco
11 28 (13.08%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 28 (13.08%) Terraform
11 28 (13.08%) Ansible
11 28 (13.08%) Test Automation
12 27 (12.62%) Scrum
13 26 (12.15%) Linux
13 26 (12.15%) Jenkins
14 25 (11.68%) Rational DOORS
15 24 (11.21%) Azure
15 24 (11.21%) ITIL
16 23 (10.75%) Simulink
16 23 (10.75%) SysML
16 23 (10.75%) AWS
16 23 (10.75%) Git (software)
16 23 (10.75%) Social Skills
17 22 (10.28%) Cisco Certification
18 21 (9.81%) 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 7 (3.27%) Confluence
1 7 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (0.93%) Apache Spark
2 2 (0.93%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 23 (10.75%) Simulink
2 2 (0.93%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.21%) Azure
2 23 (10.75%) AWS
3 10 (4.67%) Amazon EKS
4 7 (3.27%) Amazon ECS
5 5 (2.34%) SaaS
5 5 (2.34%) Serverless
6 3 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.40%) AWS CodeCommit
6 3 (1.40%) GitHub
6 3 (1.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.93%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.93%) IaaS
7 2 (0.93%) PaaS
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.47%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.47%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.47%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.81%) Firewall
2 16 (7.48%) Network Security
3 13 (6.07%) Ethernet
4 12 (5.61%) DWDM
5 11 (5.14%) SDH
6 8 (3.74%) LAN
6 8 (3.74%) MPLS
6 8 (3.74%) WAN
7 7 (3.27%) BGP
7 7 (3.27%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (3.27%) Cisco Firepower
7 7 (3.27%) IPsec
7 7 (3.27%) OSPF
7 7 (3.27%) SD-WAN
8 6 (2.80%) DNS
8 6 (2.80%) HTTP
8 6 (2.80%) Internet
9 5 (2.34%) VPN
9 5 (2.34%) Wireless
10 4 (1.87%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (3.27%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.87%) MySQL
3 4 (1.87%) Tableau
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.93%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.93%) Big Data
5 2 (0.93%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (0.93%) GIS
5 2 (0.93%) Impala
5 2 (0.93%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon Athena
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.47%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.47%) Looker
6 1 (0.47%) MS Access
6 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.47%) Power BI
6 1 (0.47%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 26 (12.15%) Jenkins
2 25 (11.68%) Rational DOORS
3 23 (10.75%) Git (software)
4 17 (7.94%) JIRA
4 17 (7.94%) Rational Rhapsody
5 10 (4.67%) Maven
6 8 (3.74%) GitLab
7 5 (2.34%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.34%) JUnit
7 5 (2.34%) Mockito
8 3 (1.40%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.40%) Bitbucket Server
8 3 (1.40%) Selenium
8 3 (1.40%) Subversion
9 2 (0.93%) git-flow
10 1 (0.47%) Appium
10 1 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.47%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
General
1 49 (22.90%) Public Sector
2 23 (10.75%) Social Skills
3 18 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (7.94%) Electronics
5 15 (7.01%) Aerospace
6 11 (5.14%) Finance
6 11 (5.14%) Legal
7 10 (4.67%) Military
8 7 (3.27%) Local Government
9 6 (2.80%) Manufacturing
10 5 (2.34%) Police
11 3 (1.40%) Law
11 3 (1.40%) Presentation Skills
12 2 (0.93%) Games
12 2 (0.93%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (19.16%) Systems Engineer
2 25 (11.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 24 (11.21%) Architect
4 18 (8.41%) Developer
5 17 (7.94%) Electronics Engineer
6 16 (7.48%) RF Engineer
7 13 (6.07%) Azure DevOps
7 13 (6.07%) Azure Engineer
7 13 (6.07%) Network Specialist
8 12 (5.61%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 12 (5.61%) Designer
8 12 (5.61%) Network Designer
9 10 (4.67%) Network Engineer
9 10 (4.67%) Network Operations Specialist
10 9 (4.21%) Analyst
10 9 (4.21%) Java Developer
11 7 (3.27%) Information Security Officer
11 7 (3.27%) Security Engineer
11 7 (3.27%) Security Officer
11 7 (3.27%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.48%) Spring
2 13 (6.07%) REST
2 13 (6.07%) Web Services
3 10 (4.67%) Spring Boot
4 8 (3.74%) CSS
4 8 (3.74%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (3.74%) Node.js
5 7 (3.27%) AngularJS
5 7 (3.27%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (3.27%) SOAP
6 6 (2.80%) Middleware
7 5 (2.34%) RESTful
8 4 (1.87%) JMS
9 3 (1.40%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.40%) J2EE
9 3 (1.40%) PowerMock
10 2 (0.93%) 802.1X
10 2 (0.93%) Apache Camel
10 2 (0.93%) JPA
10 2 (0.93%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.61%) Data Centre
2 6 (2.80%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.80%) Public Cloud
3 5 (2.34%) Cybercrime
3 5 (2.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 5 (2.34%) Private Cloud
4 3 (1.40%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (1.40%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (1.40%) NHS
4 3 (1.40%) Social Media
4 3 (1.40%) Virtual Team
5 2 (0.93%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 2 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.93%) N-Tier
5 2 (0.93%) PKI
5 2 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (0.93%) VHDL
6 1 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.47%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.15%) Linux
2 14 (6.54%) Windows
3 10 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (4.21%) CentOS
5 4 (1.87%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.93%) VMS
7 1 (0.47%) Android
7 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.47%) Debian
7 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.47%) Unix
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (32.71%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (27.57%) DevOps
3 58 (27.10%) Customer Requirements
4 43 (20.09%) Systems Engineering
5 36 (16.82%) Project Management
6 30 (14.02%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (13.55%) Validation
8 28 (13.08%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 28 (13.08%) Test Automation
9 27 (12.62%) Scrum
10 24 (11.21%) ITIL
11 23 (10.75%) SysML
12 21 (9.81%) Physics
13 20 (9.35%) Cybersecurity
14 18 (8.41%) Collaborative Working
14 18 (8.41%) Technology Roadmap
15 17 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
16 16 (7.48%) Continuous Delivery
16 16 (7.48%) Infrastructure as Code
16 16 (7.48%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (17.76%) MATLAB
2 28 (13.08%) Java
3 13 (6.07%) C
4 12 (5.61%) Python
5 10 (4.67%) C++
5 10 (4.67%) JavaScript
6 9 (4.21%) Bash Shell
6 9 (4.21%) SQL
7 8 (3.74%) Java 8
7 8 (3.74%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.80%) C#
9 5 (2.34%) Perl
10 3 (1.40%) Groovy
10 3 (1.40%) Ruby
11 2 (0.93%) Go
11 2 (0.93%) R
11 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.47%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 171 (79.91%) SC Cleared
2 28 (13.08%) Degree
3 22 (10.28%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (9.35%) CCNP
4 20 (9.35%) DV Cleared
5 10 (4.67%) CEH
6 7 (3.27%) CCDP
6 7 (3.27%) IRCA
7 6 (2.80%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (2.34%) DBS Check
8 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.40%) CCNA
9 3 (1.40%) CISSP
9 3 (1.40%) MCSA
9 3 (1.40%) SANS
9 3 (1.40%) SSCP
10 2 (0.93%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.93%) GIAC
10 2 (0.93%) MCSE
10 2 (0.93%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.34%) QA
3 3 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.93%) NIST
5 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.47%) IASME
5 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.47%) NCSC
5 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.27%) Docker
3 6 (2.80%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.40%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.93%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.47%) Postfix
6 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (13.08%) Ansible
1 28 (13.08%) Terraform
2 19 (8.88%) Puppet
3 15 (7.01%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (5.61%) Kubernetes
5 7 (3.27%) Kibana
6 3 (1.40%) Consul
7 2 (0.93%) Oozie
8 1 (0.47%) Grafana
8 1 (0.47%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.47%) vRealize
8 1 (0.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 28 (13.08%) Cisco
2 11 (5.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 11 (5.14%) Nokia
2 11 (5.14%) Red Hat
2 11 (5.14%) VMware
3 8 (3.74%) Oracle
4 7 (3.27%) CheckPoint
4 7 (3.27%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.80%) SAP
6 5 (2.34%) IBM
6 5 (2.34%) NEC
6 5 (2.34%) Northgate
7 4 (1.87%) AppDynamics
7 4 (1.87%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.87%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.87%) Splunk
8 3 (1.40%) Dell
9 2 (0.93%) Juniper
9 2 (0.93%) NetApp