Period
to 22 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for DV Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 227 315 418
Rank change year-on-year +88 +103 +28
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 674 1,341 1,173
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.47% 1.04% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.59% 4.39% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 370 909 677
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.58% +9.47% -1.04%
10th Percentile £35,846 £35,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £73,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £51,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.65% +8.42% -1.04%

DV 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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 10,231 30,561 36,856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.32% 23.78% 23.73%
Number of salaries quoted 7,545 22,238 27,504
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing DV Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in England

DV Cleared
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DV Cleared in England.

Salary trend for DV Cleared in England

DV Cleared
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing DV Cleared in England over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Salary histogram for DV Cleared in England

DV Cleared
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DV Cleared within the England region over the 6 months to 22 September 2020. 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
South West +5 244 £55,000 +10.00% 39
South East +122 200 £57,500 +15.00% 29
London +130 125 £60,000 +10.09% 37
Midlands +166 69 £41,673 -35.89% 14
North of England +197 44 £50,500 -10.22% 5
West Midlands +94 39 £60,000 -6.61% 12
North West +127 38 £52,500 -12.50% 5
East Midlands +129 37 £47,500 - 2
East of England +126 10 £52,500 +16.67% 14
Yorkshire +140 6 £46,750 +33.57%
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, IT jobs citing DV 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 England region with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 674 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 354 (52.52%) Agile Software Development
3 289 (42.88%) SC Cleared
4 159 (23.59%) Java
5 118 (17.51%) C
5 118 (17.51%) Cybersecurity
6 115 (17.06%) Linux
7 108 (16.02%) Windows
7 108 (16.02%) VMware
8 106 (15.73%) Active Directory
9 104 (15.43%) Microsoft
10 103 (15.28%) Python
11 102 (15.13%) DevOps
12 98 (14.54%) Software Engineering
13 80 (11.87%) Degree
14 78 (11.57%) Back Office
15 75 (11.13%) Scrum
15 75 (11.13%) Windows Server
16 72 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
17 70 (10.39%) Data Science
17 70 (10.39%) Big Data
18 69 (10.24%) Docker
18 69 (10.24%) SCCM
19 66 (9.79%) SQL
20 65 (9.64%) C++
21 62 (9.20%) AWS
22 61 (9.05%) ITIL
23 60 (8.90%) Azure
23 60 (8.90%) WSUS
23 60 (8.90%) Jenkins

DV Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 38 (5.64%) Confluence
2 17 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.93%) JBoss
4 11 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.34%) Skype for Business
6 8 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (0.89%) Apache
8 4 (0.59%) IIS
8 4 (0.59%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.45%) SAS
9 3 (0.45%) WildFly
10 2 (0.30%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.30%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.59%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 62 (9.20%) AWS
2 60 (8.90%) Azure
3 17 (2.52%) IaaS
4 16 (2.37%) SaaS
5 14 (2.08%) PaaS
6 8 (1.19%) GCP
7 6 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (0.89%) BlazeMeter
8 5 (0.74%) Serverless
9 4 (0.59%) Power Platform
10 3 (0.45%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.30%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.30%) Office 365
11 2 (0.30%) Trello
12 1 (0.15%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.15%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.15%) Logic Apps
12 1 (0.15%) Power Automate
12 1 (0.15%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 47 (6.97%) DNS
1 47 (6.97%) LAN
2 46 (6.82%) DHCP
2 46 (6.82%) Firewall
3 35 (5.19%) WAN
4 21 (3.12%) Internet
5 16 (2.37%) Network Security
6 15 (2.23%) OSPF
7 13 (1.93%) BGP
7 13 (1.93%) VPN
7 13 (1.93%) WLAN
8 12 (1.78%) VLAN
9 11 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (1.63%) TCP/IP
10 9 (1.34%) Skype
11 8 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (1.19%) SAN
12 7 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (0.74%) Cisco ISE
14 4 (0.59%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (10.39%) Big Data
2 37 (5.49%) SQL Server
3 24 (3.56%) NoSQL
4 21 (3.12%) MongoDB
5 20 (2.97%) Hadoop
6 13 (1.93%) MySQL
7 11 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.89%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.74%) Apache Accumulo
9 5 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.59%) DB2
10 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.45%) Power BI
11 3 (0.45%) QlikView
11 3 (0.45%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 60 (8.90%) Jenkins
2 47 (6.97%) JIRA
3 26 (3.86%) Selenium
4 19 (2.82%) Cucumber
5 13 (1.93%) Eclipse
5 13 (1.93%) Rational DOORS
6 12 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (1.78%) Git (software)
7 11 (1.63%) Bitbucket
8 10 (1.48%) JMeter
9 8 (1.19%) JUnit
9 8 (1.19%) WebDriver
10 7 (1.04%) GitLab
11 6 (0.89%) eggPlant
12 5 (0.74%) Bitbucket Server
12 5 (0.74%) REST Assured
12 5 (0.74%) Subversion
13 4 (0.59%) Rational Rhapsody
14 3 (0.45%) Mockito
14 3 (0.45%) WebStorm
General
1 78 (11.57%) Back Office
2 52 (7.72%) Legal
3 41 (6.08%) Police
4 38 (5.64%) Military
5 37 (5.49%) Law
6 33 (4.90%) Public Sector
7 27 (4.01%) Finance
8 13 (1.93%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.48%) Electronics
10 5 (0.74%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.59%) Advertising
11 4 (0.59%) Marketing
12 2 (0.30%) Banking
12 2 (0.30%) Games
12 2 (0.30%) Local Government
13 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 82 (12.17%) Architect
2 77 (11.42%) Developer
3 64 (9.50%) Software Engineer
4 62 (9.20%) Analyst
5 50 (7.42%) Java Developer
6 37 (5.49%) Solutions Architect
7 36 (5.34%) Business Analyst
8 28 (4.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 28 (4.15%) Server Engineer
9 25 (3.71%) Consultant
10 20 (2.97%) Network Engineer
11 19 (2.82%) Principal Engineer
11 19 (2.82%) Software Developer
12 18 (2.67%) Test Engineer
13 17 (2.52%) Project Manager
13 17 (2.52%) Systems Engineer
13 17 (2.52%) Team Leader
13 17 (2.52%) Wintel Engineer
14 16 (2.37%) SC Cleared Java Developer
15 15 (2.23%) Break Fix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (7.57%) Spring
2 28 (4.15%) Node.js
3 23 (3.41%) Apache NiFi
3 23 (3.41%) Kafka
4 20 (2.97%) Spring Boot
5 19 (2.82%) AngularJS
5 19 (2.82%) React
6 15 (2.23%) Java EE
7 10 (1.48%) RESTful
8 9 (1.34%) HTML
9 8 (1.19%) .NET
9 8 (1.19%) Gherkin
9 8 (1.19%) JSON
10 7 (1.04%) CSS
10 7 (1.04%) EJB
10 7 (1.04%) Middleware
10 7 (1.04%) REST
10 7 (1.04%) Web Services
11 5 (0.74%) J2EE
11 5 (0.74%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (7.72%) Data Centre
2 39 (5.79%) Management Information System
3 35 (5.19%) PKI
4 34 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (4.60%) Cyberthreat
6 27 (4.01%) Driving Licence
7 19 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (2.52%) CMDB
9 16 (2.37%) Internet of Things
10 15 (2.23%) Cloud Native
10 15 (2.23%) Cyberattack
10 15 (2.23%) Cybercrime
11 10 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.34%) Public Cloud
13 8 (1.19%) User Experience
14 7 (1.04%) Algorithms
14 7 (1.04%) Cyber Defence
14 7 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
14 7 (1.04%) Freedom of Information
14 7 (1.04%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 115 (17.06%) Linux
2 108 (16.02%) Windows
3 75 (11.13%) Windows Server
4 41 (6.08%) Windows Server 2016
5 27 (4.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (3.56%) CentOS
7 23 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (3.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (2.97%) Windows 10
11 17 (2.52%) Unix
12 8 (1.19%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2019
13 3 (0.45%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.15%) Android
14 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.15%) Debian
14 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (52.52%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (17.51%) Cybersecurity
3 102 (15.13%) DevOps
4 98 (14.54%) Software Engineering
5 75 (11.13%) Scrum
6 70 (10.39%) Data Science
7 61 (9.05%) ITIL
8 59 (8.75%) Information Security
9 57 (8.46%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 56 (8.31%) Artificial Intelligence
11 55 (8.16%) Technical Leadership
12 54 (8.01%) Machine Learning
13 50 (7.42%) Mentoring
14 48 (7.12%) OO
15 46 (6.82%) Project Management
15 46 (6.82%) Systems Engineering
16 43 (6.38%) Information Assurance
17 41 (6.08%) Open Source
18 40 (5.93%) Problem-Solving
18 40 (5.93%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 159 (23.59%) Java
2 118 (17.51%) C
3 103 (15.28%) Python
4 66 (9.79%) SQL
5 65 (9.64%) C++
6 52 (7.72%) PowerShell
7 47 (6.97%) C#
8 39 (5.79%) JavaScript
9 30 (4.45%) Java 8
10 22 (3.26%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.93%) VB
12 11 (1.63%) R
13 7 (1.04%) MATLAB
13 7 (1.04%) Scala
14 3 (0.45%) Perl
14 3 (0.45%) Ruby
15 2 (0.30%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.15%) Go
16 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 674 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 289 (42.88%) SC Cleared
3 80 (11.87%) Degree
4 39 (5.79%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (5.19%) CCNA
6 25 (3.71%) CISSP
7 17 (2.52%) CCNP
8 16 (2.37%) CISM
9 12 (1.78%) CESG Certified Professional
10 10 (1.48%) CISA
11 8 (1.19%) CLAS
11 8 (1.19%) GIAC
11 8 (1.19%) TOGAF Certification
12 6 (0.89%) APMP
12 6 (0.89%) JNCIA
13 5 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.59%) CCIE
14 4 (0.59%) CRISC
14 4 (0.59%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (4.45%) SLA
3 18 (2.67%) NCSC
3 18 (2.67%) NIST
4 17 (2.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (2.08%) NIST 800
5 14 (2.08%) QA
6 7 (1.04%) JSP 440
7 6 (0.89%) RMADS
8 4 (0.59%) GPG13
8 4 (0.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.59%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.30%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.15%) COBIT
10 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 106 (15.73%) Active Directory
2 72 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (10.24%) Docker
4 38 (5.64%) Hyper-V
5 22 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (3.12%) vSphere
7 15 (2.23%) Virtual Desktop
7 15 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (1.93%) VMware Server
9 8 (1.19%) VMware NSX
10 6 (0.89%) Firmware
11 2 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.30%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.15%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 69 (10.24%) SCCM
2 60 (8.90%) WSUS
3 56 (8.31%) SCOM
4 49 (7.27%) Ansible
5 32 (4.75%) Terraform
6 20 (2.97%) NetBackup
6 20 (2.97%) SCVMM
7 19 (2.82%) EMC NetWorker
8 18 (2.67%) Kubernetes
9 15 (2.23%) Puppet
10 13 (1.93%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 8 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (1.04%) WhatsUp Gold
13 6 (0.89%) vRealize
14 5 (0.74%) Packer
15 4 (0.59%) Nagios
16 3 (0.45%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
16 3 (0.45%) SCSM
16 3 (0.45%) SELinux
16 3 (0.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 108 (16.02%) VMware
2 104 (15.43%) Microsoft
3 57 (8.46%) Cisco
4 29 (4.30%) Juniper
4 29 (4.30%) Oracle
5 25 (3.71%) Citrix
5 25 (3.71%) Red Hat
6 23 (3.41%) HP
7 21 (3.12%) EMC
8 20 (2.97%) Symantec
9 17 (2.52%) Atlassian
9 17 (2.52%) Google
10 14 (2.08%) SolarWinds
11 8 (1.19%) BMC
12 7 (1.04%) Splunk
13 6 (0.89%) Palo Alto
13 6 (0.89%) Tableau
14 5 (0.74%) F5
14 5 (0.74%) LogRhythm
14 5 (0.74%) Remedy