Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 411 253 298
Rank change year-on-year -158 +45 +156
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 729 847 1,523
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.73% 1.30% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.51% 5.88% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 519 606 1,007
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £43,750 £38,475 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +13.04%
75th Percentile £71,616 £66,250 £66,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +11.83%

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 20,762 14,415 32,791
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.82% 22.14% 24.42%
Number of salaries quoted 12,496 10,869 24,216
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,475 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -43 286 £55,000 - 47
South East -114 165 £64,500 +65.60% 28
London -162 158 £57,500 - 32
North of England -71 42 £50,000 +12.69% 20
Midlands -109 42 £52,500 +27.27% 9
North West -41 41 £50,000 +12.69% 11
West Midlands -72 40 £52,500 +18.32% 7
East of England -16 28 £45,000 -14.29% 9
East Midlands -82 2 £40,000 +11.59% 2
Yorkshire -54 1 £70,000 +49.73% 3
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 729 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 388 (53.22%) SC Cleared
3 263 (36.08%) Agile Software Development
4 162 (22.22%) C
5 153 (20.99%) Cybersecurity
6 131 (17.97%) Linux
6 131 (17.97%) Python
7 110 (15.09%) Java
8 109 (14.95%) Social Skills
9 101 (13.85%) DevOps
10 98 (13.44%) Public Sector
11 96 (13.17%) AWS
12 95 (13.03%) Degree
13 86 (11.80%) VMware
14 85 (11.66%) Software Engineering
15 84 (11.52%) Scrum
16 83 (11.39%) Microsoft
16 83 (11.39%) Azure
17 81 (11.11%) Ansible
18 78 (10.70%) ITIL
19 77 (10.56%) Cisco Certification
19 77 (10.56%) Project Management
19 77 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
20 76 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
21 75 (10.29%) Windows
22 73 (10.01%) Cisco
22 73 (10.01%) Firewall
23 71 (9.74%) JavaScript
24 66 (9.05%) Information Security
25 65 (8.92%) 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 19 (2.61%) Confluence
2 18 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.37%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.37%) IIS
5 9 (1.23%) MS Exchange
5 9 (1.23%) Skype for Business
6 8 (1.10%) JBoss
7 6 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.55%) Apache
8 4 (0.55%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.41%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.27%) SAS
10 2 (0.27%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.14%) GeoServer
11 1 (0.14%) Jetty
11 1 (0.14%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.14%) WildFly
Applications
1 13 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.82%) Gephi
3 4 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) Figma
6 1 (0.14%) GIMP
6 1 (0.14%) Inkscape
Business Applications
1 6 (0.82%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.14%) Primavera
3 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 96 (13.17%) AWS
2 83 (11.39%) Azure
3 30 (4.12%) OpenShift
4 14 (1.92%) SaaS
5 10 (1.37%) Microsoft 365
6 9 (1.23%) Power Platform
7 5 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.69%) GCP
7 5 (0.69%) PaaS
8 4 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.55%) IaaS
9 3 (0.41%) GitHub
10 2 (0.27%) Azure Sentinel
10 2 (0.27%) Fastly
10 2 (0.27%) Serverless
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.14%) AWS Fargate
11 1 (0.14%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.14%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 73 (10.01%) Firewall
2 44 (6.04%) Network Security
3 32 (4.39%) VPN
4 27 (3.70%) DNS
5 21 (2.88%) WAN
6 18 (2.47%) Internet
7 17 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (2.33%) LAN
8 16 (2.19%) DHCP
8 16 (2.19%) Wireshark
9 15 (2.06%) SMS
10 14 (1.92%) TCP/IP
11 12 (1.65%) Wireless
12 11 (1.51%) BGP
12 11 (1.51%) Intrusion Detection
12 11 (1.51%) OSPF
13 9 (1.23%) HTTP
14 7 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 7 (0.96%) MPLS
14 7 (0.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (8.92%) Big Data
2 39 (5.35%) Hadoop
3 38 (5.21%) MongoDB
4 27 (3.70%) SQL Server
5 26 (3.57%) MySQL
6 16 (2.19%) NoSQL
7 14 (1.92%) Data Mining
8 10 (1.37%) Tableau
9 9 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (1.23%) Power BI
9 9 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (1.10%) OLAP
10 8 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.96%) Impala
12 6 (0.82%) Apache Hive
13 5 (0.69%) Data Lake
13 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2017
13 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 65 (8.92%) Jenkins
2 32 (4.39%) JIRA
3 31 (4.25%) Selenium
4 30 (4.12%) Cucumber
5 28 (3.84%) JMeter
6 26 (3.57%) Eclipse
7 23 (3.16%) Robot Framework
8 17 (2.33%) Git (software)
9 12 (1.65%) GitLab
10 11 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (1.23%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.96%) Bitbucket Server
12 7 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
13 6 (0.82%) git-flow
13 6 (0.82%) NeoLoad
14 5 (0.69%) Maven
14 5 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.69%) Visual Studio
15 4 (0.55%) JUnit
15 4 (0.55%) StarTeam
General
1 109 (14.95%) Social Skills
2 98 (13.44%) Public Sector
3 61 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (7.68%) Military
5 45 (6.17%) Aerospace
6 34 (4.66%) Finance
7 32 (4.39%) Law
8 30 (4.12%) Legal
9 27 (3.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 25 (3.43%) Marketing
11 23 (3.16%) Influencing Skills
12 19 (2.61%) Electronics
12 19 (2.61%) Organisational Skills
13 16 (2.19%) Local Government
13 16 (2.19%) Presentation Skills
14 14 (1.92%) Telecoms
15 10 (1.37%) Police
16 9 (1.23%) Documentation Skills
16 9 (1.23%) Manufacturing
17 7 (0.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 117 (16.05%) Architect
2 86 (11.80%) Developer
3 83 (11.39%) Consultant
4 58 (7.96%) Analyst
5 39 (5.35%) Java Developer
6 37 (5.08%) Network Engineer
7 35 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 32 (4.39%) DevOps Engineer
9 29 (3.98%) Business Analyst
10 28 (3.84%) Project Manager
10 28 (3.84%) Solutions Architect
11 23 (3.16%) Software Engineer
12 22 (3.02%) Security Architect
12 22 (3.02%) Software Developer
13 21 (2.88%) Security Engineer
13 21 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
14 18 (2.47%) Infrastructure Architect
14 18 (2.47%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
14 18 (2.47%) Technical Architect
14 18 (2.47%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (6.86%) React
2 36 (4.94%) Kafka
3 34 (4.66%) Spring Boot
4 33 (4.53%) CSS
4 33 (4.53%) Elastic Stack
4 33 (4.53%) HTML
4 33 (4.53%) Node.js
5 30 (4.12%) CSS3
5 30 (4.12%) HTML5
6 25 (3.43%) .NET
6 25 (3.43%) Apache NiFi
6 25 (3.43%) Gherkin
7 22 (3.02%) ActiveMQ
8 21 (2.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 20 (2.74%) LAMP
10 15 (2.06%) Spring
11 9 (1.23%) REST
12 8 (1.10%) AngularJS
13 7 (0.96%) WPF
14 6 (0.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.27%) Management Information System
2 44 (6.04%) Data Centre
3 31 (4.25%) Cyberthreat
4 26 (3.57%) Cyberattack
5 20 (2.74%) PKI
5 20 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (2.47%) Legacy Systems
7 17 (2.33%) Internet of Things
8 16 (2.19%) User Experience
9 15 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
10 14 (1.92%) Cybercrime
11 12 (1.65%) Analytical Mindset
11 12 (1.65%) Cyber Defence
11 12 (1.65%) Virtual Team
12 11 (1.51%) Public Cloud
13 10 (1.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 10 (1.37%) Robotics
14 9 (1.23%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 9 (1.23%) Data Structures
15 8 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 131 (17.97%) Linux
2 75 (10.29%) Windows
3 36 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (4.53%) CentOS
5 32 (4.39%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.78%) Android
7 8 (1.10%) Unix
7 8 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.10%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (0.69%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.41%) Solaris
11 2 (0.27%) Fedora
11 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.27%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (36.08%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (20.99%) Cybersecurity
3 101 (13.85%) DevOps
4 85 (11.66%) Software Engineering
5 84 (11.52%) Scrum
6 78 (10.70%) ITIL
7 77 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
7 77 (10.56%) Project Management
8 66 (9.05%) Information Security
9 63 (8.64%) Systems Engineering
10 55 (7.54%) Analytics
11 51 (7.00%) Business Analysis
11 51 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 50 (6.86%) Business Development
13 47 (6.45%) Data Analysis
14 46 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
15 43 (5.90%) Mentoring
15 43 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
16 42 (5.76%) Coaching
17 41 (5.62%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 162 (22.22%) C
2 131 (17.97%) Python
3 110 (15.09%) Java
4 71 (9.74%) JavaScript
5 52 (7.13%) SQL
6 42 (5.76%) Bash Shell
7 38 (5.21%) PowerShell
8 34 (4.66%) C#
9 33 (4.53%) C++
10 25 (3.43%) Go
11 21 (2.88%) R
12 11 (1.51%) MATLAB
13 10 (1.37%) Perl
14 7 (0.96%) Java 8
14 7 (0.96%) Scala
15 5 (0.69%) Groovy
15 5 (0.69%) XPath
16 4 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 3 (0.41%) Java 11
17 3 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 729 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 388 (53.22%) SC Cleared
3 95 (13.03%) Degree
4 77 (10.56%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (6.17%) CCNA
6 44 (6.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 37 (5.08%) CISSP
8 34 (4.66%) CCNP
9 31 (4.25%) MCSE
10 25 (3.43%) MCSA
10 25 (3.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 18 (2.47%) MCP
12 16 (2.19%) CESG Certified Professional
13 15 (2.06%) PhD
14 14 (1.92%) CISM
14 14 (1.92%) CompTIA Security+
14 14 (1.92%) SANS
15 13 (1.78%) Network+ Certification
16 11 (1.51%) PMI Certification
16 11 (1.51%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (3.16%) JSP 440
3 17 (2.33%) NIST
4 15 (2.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 15 (2.06%) NCSC
5 13 (1.78%) SLA
6 12 (1.65%) NIST 800
6 12 (1.65%) PMO
7 10 (1.37%) RMADS
8 9 (1.23%) QA
9 7 (0.96%) GDPR
10 5 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.69%) Def Stans
10 5 (0.69%) HMG Infosec
11 4 (0.55%) Government Security Classifications
11 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 4 (0.55%) PA-DSS
11 4 (0.55%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.41%) GRC
13 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 76 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (6.17%) Docker
3 35 (4.80%) Active Directory
4 34 (4.66%) vSphere
5 18 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.78%) Hyper-V
7 11 (1.51%) Firmware
8 10 (1.37%) Forefront TMG
8 10 (1.37%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.82%) Apache Flume
9 6 (0.82%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
9 6 (0.82%) XenApp
10 5 (0.69%) NFS
11 4 (0.55%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.41%) KVM
12 3 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.27%) Xen
13 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 81 (11.11%) Ansible
2 34 (4.66%) Kubernetes
3 25 (3.43%) Terraform
4 17 (2.33%) Puppet
5 14 (1.92%) SCCM
6 13 (1.78%) Kibana
7 12 (1.65%) SCOM
8 7 (0.96%) vCenter Server
9 6 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.82%) MOM
9 6 (0.82%) Oozie
9 6 (0.82%) WSUS
10 5 (0.69%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.55%) Grafana
11 4 (0.55%) vRealize
12 3 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.41%) Nagios
12 3 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 86 (11.80%) VMware
2 83 (11.39%) Microsoft
3 73 (10.01%) Cisco
4 40 (5.49%) Oracle
5 34 (4.66%) Atlassian
6 26 (3.57%) Juniper
7 20 (2.74%) F5
7 20 (2.74%) Red Hat
7 20 (2.74%) Splunk
8 17 (2.33%) Citrix
8 17 (2.33%) McAfee
8 17 (2.33%) SAP
9 16 (2.19%) TippingPoint
10 13 (1.78%) BiZZdesign
11 11 (1.51%) Sparx
12 10 (1.37%) Palo Alto
12 10 (1.37%) SolarWinds
13 9 (1.23%) BT
14 6 (0.82%) Dell
15 5 (0.69%) Forcepoint