Period
to 21 April 2021

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 21 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 324 308 318
Rank change year-on-year -16 +10 +186
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 724 985 1,403
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.97% 0.98% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.67% 4.57% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 518 680 800
10th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £38,750 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,250 £52,500 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.05% +0.96% +15.56%
75th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +0.96% +15.56%

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 15,509 21,561 34,128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.70% 21.53% 24.81%
Number of salaries quoted 10,844 16,299 24,956
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

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 21 April 2021.

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 21 April 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
South West -25 274 £55,000 - 50
London +60 214 £57,500 +4.55% 39
South East +21 137 £60,000 +26.32% 46
North of England +17 40 £52,500 +23.53% 9
North West +39 38 £52,500 +31.25% 7
West Midlands -3 28 £64,250 +35.26% 8
Midlands -6 28 £64,250 +42.78% 9
East of England +40 20 £51,000 -2.86% 5
Yorkshire -2 2 £70,000 +64.71% 1
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 2021, 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.

1 724 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 364 (50.28%) SC Cleared
3 253 (34.94%) Agile Software Development
4 178 (24.59%) C
5 143 (19.75%) Cybersecurity
6 125 (17.27%) Python
7 119 (16.44%) Degree
8 117 (16.16%) Linux
8 117 (16.16%) Java
9 106 (14.64%) DevOps
10 91 (12.57%) Project Management
11 90 (12.43%) AWS
11 90 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
12 87 (12.02%) Scrum
12 87 (12.02%) Public Sector
13 83 (11.46%) Jenkins
14 80 (11.05%) Big Data
15 76 (10.50%) Systems Engineering
16 75 (10.36%) VMware
16 75 (10.36%) Cisco Certification
17 69 (9.53%) JavaScript
17 69 (9.53%) Windows
18 67 (9.25%) Cisco
19 66 (9.12%) Microsoft
19 66 (9.12%) Azure
20 65 (8.98%) SQL
21 64 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
22 63 (8.70%) Software Engineering
23 60 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
24 59 (8.15%) Test Automation

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 (5.11%) Confluence
2 25 (3.45%) JBoss
3 23 (3.18%) SharePoint
4 16 (2.21%) MS Exchange
5 15 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.52%) ArcGIS
7 9 (1.24%) Apache Spark
8 8 (1.10%) Apache
8 8 (1.10%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.97%) IIS
10 6 (0.83%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.41%) WildFly
14 1 (0.14%) Jetty
14 1 (0.14%) MS Project Server
14 1 (0.14%) SAS
14 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.83%) Gephi
3 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.41%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.41%) SPSS
4 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.97%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 6 (0.83%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.55%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 90 (12.43%) AWS
2 66 (9.12%) Azure
3 17 (2.35%) SaaS
4 9 (1.24%) OpenShift
5 8 (1.10%) Power Platform
6 7 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.97%) Microsoft 365
7 6 (0.83%) IaaS
7 6 (0.83%) PaaS
8 5 (0.69%) GCP
9 4 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.41%) BlazeMeter
10 3 (0.41%) Serverless
10 3 (0.41%) Yarn
11 2 (0.28%) Amazon Cognito
11 2 (0.28%) Azure Sentinel
11 2 (0.28%) GitHub
12 1 (0.14%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.14%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.14%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 52 (7.18%) Firewall
2 31 (4.28%) Network Security
3 28 (3.87%) Internet
4 26 (3.59%) DNS
4 26 (3.59%) WAN
5 23 (3.18%) LAN
6 16 (2.21%) VPN
7 14 (1.93%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (1.52%) DHCP
8 11 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (1.38%) SAN
10 9 (1.24%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (1.10%) BGP
11 8 (1.10%) OSPF
12 7 (0.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (0.97%) Skype
12 7 (0.97%) SSL
12 7 (0.97%) Wireless
13 6 (0.83%) Cisco Firepower
13 6 (0.83%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (11.05%) Big Data
2 32 (4.42%) MongoDB
3 20 (2.76%) MySQL
4 18 (2.49%) SQL Server
5 17 (2.35%) Data Mining
5 17 (2.35%) Hadoop
6 16 (2.21%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.10%) Power BI
7 8 (1.10%) Tableau
8 7 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.83%) Apache Hive
9 6 (0.83%) Impala
9 6 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.69%) OLAP
10 5 (0.69%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.55%) Data Lake
12 3 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 83 (11.46%) Jenkins
2 50 (6.91%) JIRA
3 49 (6.77%) Selenium
4 29 (4.01%) Rational DOORS
5 26 (3.59%) Cucumber
6 25 (3.45%) Git (software)
6 25 (3.45%) JMeter
7 24 (3.31%) Eclipse
8 22 (3.04%) NeoLoad
9 16 (2.21%) LoadRunner
10 15 (2.07%) GitLab
11 14 (1.93%) SilkPerformer
12 13 (1.80%) HP UFT
13 11 (1.52%) Maven
14 10 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (1.38%) Bitbucket
15 8 (1.10%) JUnit
16 6 (0.83%) Bitbucket Server
16 6 (0.83%) git-flow
16 6 (0.83%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 87 (12.02%) Public Sector
2 44 (6.08%) Military
3 42 (5.80%) Finance
4 37 (5.11%) Aerospace
5 35 (4.83%) Law
6 33 (4.56%) Marketing
7 29 (4.01%) Legal
8 27 (3.73%) Local Government
9 20 (2.76%) Electronics
10 19 (2.62%) Telecoms
11 14 (1.93%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.83%) Police
12 6 (0.83%) Publishing
13 5 (0.69%) Games
14 4 (0.55%) Advertising
14 4 (0.55%) Avionics
14 4 (0.55%) Retail
15 3 (0.41%) Automotive
15 3 (0.41%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.28%) Cyber-Physical System
Job Titles
1 110 (15.19%) Consultant
2 82 (11.33%) Architect
3 74 (10.22%) Developer
4 70 (9.67%) Analyst
5 44 (6.08%) Systems Engineer
6 39 (5.39%) Business Analyst
7 34 (4.70%) Network Engineer
8 32 (4.42%) Software Developer
9 28 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 27 (3.73%) Java Developer
11 24 (3.31%) DevOps Engineer
11 24 (3.31%) Security Consultant
11 24 (3.31%) Software Engineer
11 24 (3.31%) Test Engineer
12 21 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
13 19 (2.62%) Support Engineer
13 19 (2.62%) Technical Consultant
14 17 (2.35%) Performance Engineer
14 17 (2.35%) Project Manager
14 17 (2.35%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.70%) Node.js
2 20 (2.76%) Gherkin
2 20 (2.76%) Spring
3 19 (2.62%) HTML
4 18 (2.49%) Kafka
4 18 (2.49%) Spring Boot
5 15 (2.07%) .NET
6 14 (1.93%) CSS
6 14 (1.93%) HTML5
7 12 (1.66%) CSS3
7 12 (1.66%) REST
8 10 (1.38%) React
9 9 (1.24%) COM
10 8 (1.10%) AngularJS
10 8 (1.10%) Elastic Stack
11 7 (0.97%) Apache NiFi
11 7 (0.97%) RESTful
11 7 (0.97%) Vue.js
11 7 (0.97%) Web Services
12 4 (0.55%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 60 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (7.46%) Cyberthreat
3 52 (7.18%) Management Information System
4 28 (3.87%) Internet of Things
5 21 (2.90%) Public Cloud
6 20 (2.76%) Data Centre
6 20 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (2.62%) Organisational Skills
8 15 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
8 15 (2.07%) PKI
9 12 (1.66%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.66%) Data Structures
9 12 (1.66%) User Experience
10 11 (1.52%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.52%) Robotics
11 10 (1.38%) Analytical Mindset
11 10 (1.38%) Cyber Defence
11 10 (1.38%) Virtual Team
12 9 (1.24%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 8 (1.10%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 117 (16.16%) Linux
2 69 (9.53%) Windows
3 17 (2.35%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.24%) CentOS
6 9 (1.24%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.41%) Android
9 3 (0.41%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.41%) Solaris
10 2 (0.28%) Fedora
10 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.28%) Unix
10 2 (0.28%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.28%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.28%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (34.94%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (19.75%) Cybersecurity
3 106 (14.64%) DevOps
4 91 (12.57%) Project Management
5 90 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
6 87 (12.02%) Scrum
7 76 (10.50%) Systems Engineering
8 63 (8.70%) Software Engineering
9 59 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 59 (8.15%) Test Automation
10 58 (8.01%) Use Case
11 57 (7.87%) Information Security
12 56 (7.73%) Analytics
12 56 (7.73%) ITIL
13 52 (7.18%) Business Development
13 52 (7.18%) Configuration Management
14 51 (7.04%) UML
15 50 (6.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 49 (6.77%) Machine Learning
17 45 (6.22%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 178 (24.59%) C
2 125 (17.27%) Python
3 117 (16.16%) Java
4 69 (9.53%) JavaScript
5 65 (8.98%) SQL
6 47 (6.49%) C++
7 35 (4.83%) Bash Shell
7 35 (4.83%) C#
8 25 (3.45%) PowerShell
9 23 (3.18%) R
10 13 (1.80%) Java 8
11 8 (1.10%) MATLAB
11 8 (1.10%) Perl
12 7 (0.97%) Scala
13 6 (0.83%) Go
14 5 (0.69%) Groovy
15 4 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 3 (0.41%) PHP
17 2 (0.28%) Ruby
17 2 (0.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 724 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 364 (50.28%) SC Cleared
3 119 (16.44%) Degree
4 75 (10.36%) Cisco Certification
5 54 (7.46%) CCNA
6 41 (5.66%) CISSP
7 38 (5.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (3.59%) CCNP
9 21 (2.90%) MCSE
10 18 (2.49%) CESG Certified Professional
11 15 (2.07%) SANS
12 14 (1.93%) AWS Certification
12 14 (1.93%) MCSA
12 14 (1.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (1.80%) CompTIA Security+
14 12 (1.66%) CISM
14 12 (1.66%) Network+ Certification
15 11 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 10 (1.38%) PhD
17 9 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (3.59%) JSP 440
3 21 (2.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 19 (2.62%) NIST
5 16 (2.21%) RMADS
6 14 (1.93%) NCSC
6 14 (1.93%) SLA
7 12 (1.66%) NIST 800
8 10 (1.38%) PMO
9 9 (1.24%) QA
10 8 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 7 (0.97%) GDPR
12 6 (0.83%) Government Security Classifications
12 6 (0.83%) PA-DSS
12 6 (0.83%) PCI DSS
13 5 (0.69%) GRC
13 5 (0.69%) GxP
14 4 (0.55%) HMG Infosec
15 3 (0.41%) Data Quality
15 3 (0.41%) Def Stans
System Software
1 64 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (7.46%) Docker
3 34 (4.70%) Active Directory
4 15 (2.07%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (1.93%) VMware NSX
5 14 (1.93%) vSphere
6 13 (1.80%) Firmware
7 6 (0.83%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
8 5 (0.69%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.69%) XenApp
9 4 (0.55%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.28%) NFS
10 2 (0.28%) Samba
10 2 (0.28%) Xen
11 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 51 (7.04%) Ansible
2 42 (5.80%) Kubernetes
3 29 (4.01%) Terraform
4 15 (2.07%) Puppet
5 11 (1.52%) Kibana
5 11 (1.52%) SCCM
5 11 (1.52%) SCOM
6 8 (1.10%) WSUS
7 6 (0.83%) Oozie
8 5 (0.69%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.55%) Grafana
9 4 (0.55%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.55%) vRealize
10 3 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.41%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.41%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.28%) Consul
11 2 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 75 (10.36%) VMware
2 67 (9.25%) Cisco
3 66 (9.12%) Microsoft
4 41 (5.66%) Oracle
5 22 (3.04%) SAP
5 22 (3.04%) Twitter
6 18 (2.49%) Citrix
6 18 (2.49%) Juniper
6 18 (2.49%) McAfee
7 17 (2.35%) Splunk
8 16 (2.21%) F5
9 14 (1.93%) Atlassian
9 14 (1.93%) BiZZdesign
10 12 (1.66%) Red Hat
10 12 (1.66%) Sparx
11 6 (0.83%) BT
11 6 (0.83%) HP
11 6 (0.83%) Palo Alto
11 6 (0.83%) SolarWinds
12 5 (0.69%) ArcSight