Period
to 6 July 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 6 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 260 294 460
Rank change year-on-year +34 +166 -29
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 877 1,528 1,110
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.20% 1.12% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.50% 4.56% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 487 932 590
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +14.13% -8.00%
10th Percentile £36,088 £35,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £71,600
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +11.70% -6.00%

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 15,947 33,506 39,777
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.88% 24.59% 23.81%
Number of salaries quoted 11,688 24,269 30,003
Median annual salary £52,635 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.27% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -3 306 £55,000 +10.00% 46
South East +25 223 £56,250 +12.50% 32
London +101 210 £60,000 +4.35% 36
Midlands +111 79 £47,500 -26.92% 6
North of England +162 53 £50,000 -9.09% 5
West Midlands +76 50 £47,500 -26.92% 6
North West +113 49 £50,000 -9.09% 3
East Midlands +100 36 £47,500 -
East of England +110 25 £52,500 +16.67% 6
Yorkshire +116 4 £42,500 +21.43% 2
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 877 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 399 (45.50%) Agile Software Development
3 374 (42.65%) SC Cleared
4 216 (24.63%) Java
5 198 (22.58%) Python
6 188 (21.44%) Linux
7 155 (17.67%) Microsoft
8 151 (17.22%) Cybersecurity
9 147 (16.76%) DevOps
10 143 (16.31%) Software Engineering
11 139 (15.85%) Windows
11 139 (15.85%) C
12 137 (15.62%) C++
12 137 (15.62%) Degree
13 126 (14.37%) VMware
14 111 (12.66%) Active Directory
15 110 (12.54%) C#
16 108 (12.31%) Big Data
17 101 (11.52%) Data Science
18 98 (11.17%) Machine Learning
19 90 (10.26%) Docker
20 88 (10.03%) JavaScript
21 87 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
22 84 (9.58%) ITIL
23 83 (9.46%) SQL
24 82 (9.35%) Information Security
25 78 (8.89%) Back Office
26 77 (8.78%) SCCM
26 77 (8.78%) Azure
27 72 (8.21%) AWS

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 37 (4.22%) Confluence
2 35 (3.99%) Elasticsearch
3 31 (3.53%) SharePoint
4 27 (3.08%) Apache Spark
5 25 (2.85%) Apache
6 22 (2.51%) Apache Solr
7 16 (1.82%) MS Exchange
8 12 (1.37%) JBoss
9 11 (1.25%) IIS
10 9 (1.03%) OpenStack
10 9 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.91%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.80%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.46%) WildFly
15 3 (0.34%) SAS
16 2 (0.23%) Moodle
16 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.23%) WebSphere Process Server
17 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 26 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 26 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.46%) AutoCAD
3 4 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.23%) Gephi
4 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.23%) OrCAD
5 1 (0.11%) Simulink
5 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 77 (8.78%) Azure
2 72 (8.21%) AWS
3 19 (2.17%) SaaS
4 18 (2.05%) IaaS
5 17 (1.94%) PaaS
6 9 (1.03%) GCP
7 7 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (0.80%) Office 365
8 6 (0.68%) OpenShift
8 6 (0.68%) Serverless
8 6 (0.68%) Trello
9 5 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.34%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.34%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.23%) Azure Stack
11 2 (0.23%) BlazeMeter
11 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 62 (7.07%) LAN
2 54 (6.16%) DNS
2 54 (6.16%) Firewall
2 54 (6.16%) WAN
3 47 (5.36%) DHCP
4 31 (3.53%) TCP/IP
5 22 (2.51%) Network Security
6 21 (2.39%) Internet
7 20 (2.28%) VPN
8 18 (2.05%) Wireshark
9 17 (1.94%) HTTP
10 13 (1.48%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (1.37%) OSPF
11 12 (1.37%) SAN
12 11 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (1.14%) WLAN
14 9 (1.03%) BGP
15 8 (0.91%) VLAN
16 7 (0.80%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (12.31%) Big Data
2 56 (6.39%) MongoDB
3 50 (5.70%) Hadoop
4 39 (4.45%) SQL Server
5 23 (2.62%) NoSQL
6 21 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (2.05%) MySQL
8 16 (1.82%) Apache Accumulo
9 12 (1.37%) Neo4j
10 10 (1.14%) Geospatial Data
10 10 (1.14%) GIS
11 9 (1.03%) SQLite
12 6 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.68%) DB2
12 6 (0.68%) IBM InfoSphere
12 6 (0.68%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.68%) OrientDB
12 6 (0.68%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 67 (7.64%) JIRA
2 59 (6.73%) Jenkins
3 24 (2.74%) Selenium
4 23 (2.62%) Git (software)
5 17 (1.94%) Cucumber
6 16 (1.82%) Bitbucket
7 14 (1.60%) Visual Studio
8 13 (1.48%) JUnit
8 13 (1.48%) LoadRunner
9 12 (1.37%) Eclipse
9 12 (1.37%) IDA Disassembler
10 11 (1.25%) JMeter
11 10 (1.14%) Maven
12 9 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (1.03%) SoapUI
13 8 (0.91%) eggPlant
13 8 (0.91%) git-flow
13 8 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
14 7 (0.80%) NeoLoad
14 7 (0.80%) TestRail
General
1 78 (8.89%) Back Office
2 68 (7.75%) Legal
3 60 (6.84%) Public Sector
4 44 (5.02%) Law
5 42 (4.79%) Finance
6 33 (3.76%) Military
7 27 (3.08%) Police
8 21 (2.39%) Aerospace
9 18 (2.05%) Electronics
10 15 (1.71%) Telecoms
11 11 (1.25%) Manufacturing
12 9 (1.03%) Retail
13 5 (0.57%) Advertising
14 4 (0.46%) Games
14 4 (0.46%) Marketing
15 2 (0.23%) Local Government
16 1 (0.11%) Avionics
16 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 111 (12.66%) Architect
2 100 (11.40%) Developer
3 83 (9.46%) Software Engineer
4 82 (9.35%) Analyst
5 43 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
6 42 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 40 (4.56%) Software Developer
8 36 (4.10%) Business Analyst
9 35 (3.99%) Java Developer
10 31 (3.53%) Consultant
11 30 (3.42%) Server Engineer
12 22 (2.51%) Team Leader
13 21 (2.39%) Infrastructure Team Leader
13 21 (2.39%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
13 21 (2.39%) Security Architect
13 21 (2.39%) Test Engineer
14 19 (2.17%) Support Engineer
15 18 (2.05%) DevOps Engineer
15 18 (2.05%) Systems Engineer
16 17 (1.94%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (5.36%) Spring
2 38 (4.33%) .NET
3 35 (3.99%) AngularJS
4 32 (3.65%) Kafka
5 31 (3.53%) HTML
6 27 (3.08%) Node.js
7 21 (2.39%) React
8 20 (2.28%) Natural Language Processing
8 20 (2.28%) Spring Boot
8 20 (2.28%) XML
9 18 (2.05%) Java EE
10 17 (1.94%) Apache NiFi
10 17 (1.94%) Web Services
11 16 (1.82%) JSON
12 15 (1.71%) .NET Framework
13 14 (1.60%) HTML5
14 13 (1.48%) CSS
14 13 (1.48%) Middleware
15 11 (1.25%) REST
16 7 (0.80%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (6.61%) Management Information System
3 54 (6.16%) Data Centre
4 31 (3.53%) PKI
5 29 (3.31%) Cyberthreat
6 22 (2.51%) CESG
7 21 (2.39%) Driving Licence
8 20 (2.28%) Cloud Native
8 20 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (2.05%) Cyberattack
10 17 (1.94%) Cybercrime
11 16 (1.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 15 (1.71%) Clustering
12 15 (1.71%) CMDB
13 14 (1.60%) Cyber Defence
14 11 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
14 11 (1.25%) User Experience
15 10 (1.14%) Client/Server
15 10 (1.14%) Cyber Kill Chain
15 10 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 188 (21.44%) Linux
2 139 (15.85%) Windows
3 64 (7.30%) Windows Server
4 40 (4.56%) CentOS
5 36 (4.10%) Unix
6 32 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (3.65%) Windows Server 2016
7 22 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (2.17%) Windows 10
9 14 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (1.48%) Ubuntu
11 12 (1.37%) Android
12 10 (1.14%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.80%) Fedora
13 7 (0.80%) Solaris
14 5 (0.57%) AIX
14 5 (0.57%) Debian
14 5 (0.57%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (45.50%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (17.22%) Cybersecurity
3 147 (16.76%) DevOps
4 143 (16.31%) Software Engineering
5 101 (11.52%) Data Science
6 98 (11.17%) Machine Learning
7 84 (9.58%) ITIL
8 82 (9.35%) Information Security
9 70 (7.98%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 70 (7.98%) Technical Leadership
10 65 (7.41%) Scrum
11 64 (7.30%) Artificial Intelligence
12 60 (6.84%) OO
13 59 (6.73%) Information Assurance
14 54 (6.16%) Mentoring
15 53 (6.04%) Analytics
16 52 (5.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 52 (5.93%) Project Management
17 50 (5.70%) Business Development
18 49 (5.59%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 216 (24.63%) Java
2 198 (22.58%) Python
3 139 (15.85%) C
4 137 (15.62%) C++
5 110 (12.54%) C#
6 88 (10.03%) JavaScript
7 83 (9.46%) SQL
8 69 (7.87%) PowerShell
9 59 (6.73%) Bash Shell
10 29 (3.31%) Scala
11 27 (3.08%) Java 8
11 27 (3.08%) R
12 19 (2.17%) MATLAB
13 16 (1.82%) VB
14 13 (1.48%) Perl
14 13 (1.48%) PHP
15 11 (1.25%) Ruby
16 7 (0.80%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.68%) Objective-C
17 6 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 877 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 374 (42.65%) SC Cleared
3 137 (15.62%) Degree
4 55 (6.27%) CISSP
5 52 (5.93%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (4.56%) CCNA
7 32 (3.65%) CISM
8 29 (3.31%) CESG Certified Professional
9 23 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (2.51%) MCSE
11 19 (2.17%) CCNP
12 18 (2.05%) CISA
12 18 (2.05%) GIAC
13 14 (1.60%) HND
14 13 (1.48%) IISP
15 11 (1.25%) CCDP
15 11 (1.25%) SANS
16 10 (1.14%) CompTIA Security+
17 9 (1.03%) Linux+ Certification
17 9 (1.03%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (6.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (3.76%) SLA
3 25 (2.85%) NCSC
4 22 (2.51%) JSP 440
4 22 (2.51%) NIST
5 21 (2.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (2.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 15 (1.71%) NIST 800
8 10 (1.14%) QA
9 7 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.57%) COBIT
10 5 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.57%) RMADS
11 4 (0.46%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.11%) IASME
12 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 111 (12.66%) Active Directory
2 90 (10.26%) Docker
3 87 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (4.90%) Hyper-V
5 26 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (1.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 17 (1.94%) Virtual Desktop
8 15 (1.71%) vSphere
9 14 (1.60%) VirtualBox
10 12 (1.37%) Firmware
11 10 (1.14%) VMware Server
12 8 (0.91%) VMware NSX
13 7 (0.80%) NFS
13 7 (0.80%) Samba
13 7 (0.80%) Xen
14 4 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.34%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 77 (8.78%) SCCM
2 72 (8.21%) Ansible
3 61 (6.96%) SCOM
4 60 (6.84%) WSUS
5 37 (4.22%) Kubernetes
6 32 (3.65%) Puppet
7 28 (3.19%) Terraform
8 25 (2.85%) NetBackup
8 25 (2.85%) SCVMM
9 22 (2.51%) EMC NetWorker
10 12 (1.37%) Salt
11 10 (1.14%) vCenter Server
11 10 (1.14%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 9 (1.03%) Nagios
13 8 (0.91%) ZABBIX
14 7 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
14 7 (0.80%) logstash
14 7 (0.80%) OpenNMS
14 7 (0.80%) Packer
14 7 (0.80%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 155 (17.67%) Microsoft
2 126 (14.37%) VMware
3 67 (7.64%) Cisco
4 47 (5.36%) Oracle
5 38 (4.33%) Red Hat
6 33 (3.76%) Atlassian
7 31 (3.53%) HP
8 30 (3.42%) EMC
9 28 (3.19%) Citrix
10 26 (2.96%) Juniper
11 22 (2.51%) Symantec
12 19 (2.17%) Google
13 15 (1.71%) SolarWinds
14 11 (1.25%) NetApp
15 10 (1.14%) IBM
15 10 (1.14%) Splunk
16 9 (1.03%) Dell
17 8 (0.91%) BMC
17 8 (0.91%) LogRhythm
18 7 (0.80%) Hortonworks