Period
to

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 4 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 495 384 264
Rank change year-on-year -111 -120 +43
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 1,008 749 872
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.78% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.64% 3.71% 5.48%
Number of salaries quoted 617 519 626
10th Percentile £36,575 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £43,374 £38,475
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,500 £55,000 £53,440
Median % change year-on-year +2.73% +2.92% +2.77%
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £66,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,500 £55,000 £54,380
% change year-on-year +0.91% +1.14% +4.58%

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 38,125 20,168 15,923
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 25.12% 21.09% 21.87%
Number of salaries quoted 15,858 12,187 12,034
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £38,251
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
South West -3 314 £55,000 - 40
South East +6 274 £55,500 -11.20% 48
London -206 207 £60,000 +4.35% 23
Midlands -27 84 £52,500 -12.50% 3
West Midlands -22 73 £48,750 -18.75% 3
East of England -51 63 £60,000 +33.33% 7
North of England -89 47 £58,000 +10.48% 10
North West -82 42 £56,750 +10.73% 10
East Midlands -31 11 £55,000 +37.50%
Yorkshire -50 7 £110,000 +57.14%
North East - 6 £110,000 -
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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 1,008 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 506 (50.20%) SC Cleared
3 281 (27.88%) Agile
4 278 (27.58%) Social Skills
5 200 (19.84%) Linux
6 190 (18.85%) Finance
7 185 (18.35%) Windows
8 174 (17.26%) Microsoft
9 165 (16.37%) Project Management
10 159 (15.77%) Python
10 159 (15.77%) DevOps
11 152 (15.08%) Cybersecurity
12 142 (14.09%) Project Delivery
13 138 (13.69%) Azure
14 134 (13.29%) Degree
15 130 (12.90%) AWS
15 130 (12.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 129 (12.80%) Cisco
17 128 (12.70%) Firewall
18 120 (11.90%) Software Engineering
19 118 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
20 111 (11.01%) Java
21 110 (10.91%) VMware
22 101 (10.02%) C#
23 100 (9.92%) Active Directory
23 100 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
23 100 (9.92%) Ansible
24 98 (9.72%) Cisco Certification
25 89 (8.83%) ITIL
25 89 (8.83%) Aerospace

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 68 (6.75%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.68%) MS Exchange
3 23 (2.28%) Apache
4 19 (1.88%) Confluence
5 13 (1.29%) ArcGIS
5 13 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (1.29%) Jetty
6 11 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (0.79%) IIS
8 6 (0.60%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.50%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.20%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.099%) CMS
11 1 (0.099%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.099%) GeoServer
11 1 (0.099%) Headless CMS
11 1 (0.099%) nginx
11 1 (0.099%) OpenStack
Applications
1 55 (5.46%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (1.79%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.79%) AutoCAD
6 6 (0.60%) Simulink
7 1 (0.099%) Blender
Business Applications
1 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 138 (13.69%) Azure
2 130 (12.90%) AWS
3 25 (2.48%) GCP
4 21 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (1.88%) Azure DevOps
5 19 (1.88%) Microsoft 365
6 18 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (0.79%) Amazon EKS
7 8 (0.79%) Azure AKS
8 7 (0.69%) SaaS
9 5 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.50%) IaaS
9 5 (0.50%) PaaS
10 4 (0.40%) Azure Machine Learning
10 4 (0.40%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.20%) Fastly
11 2 (0.20%) GitHub
11 2 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 128 (12.70%) Firewall
2 76 (7.54%) TCP/IP
3 64 (6.35%) DNS
4 46 (4.56%) Cisco ASA
5 41 (4.07%) DHCP
6 39 (3.87%) WAN
7 37 (3.67%) Network Security
8 32 (3.17%) LAN
9 23 (2.28%) VPN
10 20 (1.98%) Broadband
11 18 (1.79%) OSPF
12 16 (1.59%) BGP
13 13 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
14 12 (1.19%) Internet
15 7 (0.69%) Multicast
15 7 (0.69%) NetScaler
15 7 (0.69%) Skype
15 7 (0.69%) Unicast
15 7 (0.69%) VoIP
16 6 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (3.67%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (2.18%) MySQL
4 19 (1.88%) Big Data
5 15 (1.49%) InfluxDB
5 15 (1.49%) MariaDB
6 13 (1.29%) MongoDB
7 8 (0.79%) GIS
7 8 (0.79%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.79%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.50%) Data Lake
9 4 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.20%) Geospatial Data
10 2 (0.20%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.20%) Tableau
11 1 (0.099%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.099%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.099%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 60 (5.95%) Git (software)
2 43 (4.27%) Jenkins
3 33 (3.27%) JIRA
4 19 (1.88%) Artifactory
5 16 (1.59%) Visual Studio
6 13 (1.29%) Rational DOORS
7 12 (1.19%) Bitbucket
7 12 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.50%) GitLab
10 3 (0.30%) Subversion
10 3 (0.30%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.20%) Burp Suite
11 2 (0.20%) Metasploit
12 1 (0.099%) git-flow
12 1 (0.099%) Grunt
12 1 (0.099%) gulp
12 1 (0.099%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.099%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.099%) The Grinder
General
1 278 (27.58%) Social Skills
2 190 (18.85%) Finance
3 130 (12.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 89 (8.83%) Aerospace
5 82 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
6 63 (6.25%) Public Sector
7 61 (6.05%) Law
8 56 (5.56%) Organisational Skills
9 43 (4.27%) Military
10 33 (3.27%) Police
10 33 (3.27%) Telecoms
11 28 (2.78%) Electronics
12 24 (2.38%) Aviation
13 21 (2.08%) Marketing
14 20 (1.98%) Manufacturing
15 16 (1.59%) Fire and Rescue
16 13 (1.29%) Banking
17 12 (1.19%) Influencing Skills
18 11 (1.09%) Presentation Skills
19 10 (0.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 105 (10.42%) Project Manager
2 100 (9.92%) Architect
3 99 (9.82%) Software Engineer
4 70 (6.94%) Analyst
5 58 (5.75%) Systems Engineer
6 56 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 55 (5.46%) Senior Manager
8 50 (4.96%) DevOps Engineer
9 48 (4.76%) Consultant
9 48 (4.76%) Network Engineer
10 45 (4.46%) Senior Project Manager
11 38 (3.77%) Developer
11 38 (3.77%) Support Engineer
12 35 (3.47%) Security Architect
13 34 (3.37%) Linux Engineer
14 26 (2.58%) Network Architect
15 23 (2.28%) Business Analyst
15 23 (2.28%) Graduate
15 23 (2.28%) Security Manager
16 22 (2.18%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (5.95%) .NET
2 37 (3.67%) HTML
3 34 (3.37%) XML
4 32 (3.17%) Spring
5 26 (2.58%) SOAP
6 25 (2.48%) EJB
6 25 (2.48%) Java EE
6 25 (2.48%) JDBC
6 25 (2.48%) JSF
6 25 (2.48%) JSP
6 25 (2.48%) React
7 24 (2.38%) Kafka
8 23 (2.28%) HTML5
9 21 (2.08%) ODBC
10 19 (1.88%) .NET Framework
11 15 (1.49%) LDAP
11 15 (1.49%) WPF
12 14 (1.39%) .NET Core
12 14 (1.39%) ASP.NET
13 12 (1.19%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 67 (6.65%) Management Information System
2 44 (4.37%) Cyberattack
3 43 (4.27%) PKI
4 33 (3.27%) Cyberthreat
4 33 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (2.98%) Data Centre
6 21 (2.08%) Replication
7 18 (1.79%) Algorithms
8 17 (1.69%) Public Cloud
9 14 (1.39%) Cybercrime
9 14 (1.39%) Hackathon
9 14 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (1.09%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
10 11 (1.09%) User Experience
11 10 (0.99%) Cyber Defence
12 9 (0.89%) CESG
13 8 (0.79%) FPGA
13 8 (0.79%) IoT
13 8 (0.79%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 200 (19.84%) Linux
2 185 (18.35%) Windows
3 75 (7.44%) Windows Server
4 49 (4.86%) Windows 10
5 41 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (3.47%) Unix
6 35 (3.47%) Windows Server 2016
7 34 (3.37%) Android
8 32 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 31 (3.08%) Windows Server 2019
10 22 (2.18%) Apple iOS
11 14 (1.39%) CentOS
12 13 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.60%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.30%) Solaris
14 3 (0.30%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.20%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.099%) VMS
16 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (27.88%) Agile
2 165 (16.37%) Project Management
3 159 (15.77%) DevOps
4 152 (15.08%) Cybersecurity
5 142 (14.09%) Project Delivery
6 120 (11.90%) Software Engineering
7 118 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
8 89 (8.83%) ITIL
9 86 (8.53%) Systems Engineering
10 70 (6.94%) Analytics
10 70 (6.94%) Service Management
10 70 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 64 (6.35%) Coaching
11 64 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 63 (6.25%) Decision-Making
12 63 (6.25%) Information Security
13 59 (5.85%) Risk Management
14 57 (5.65%) Information Assurance
14 57 (5.65%) Service Delivery
15 55 (5.46%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 159 (15.77%) Python
2 111 (11.01%) Java
3 101 (10.02%) C#
4 66 (6.55%) C++
5 58 (5.75%) PowerShell
6 52 (5.16%) JavaScript
7 49 (4.86%) SQL
8 39 (3.87%) Bash
9 35 (3.47%) C
10 20 (1.98%) Go
11 19 (1.88%) MATLAB
12 17 (1.69%) Ruby
13 11 (1.09%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.89%) Perl
14 9 (0.89%) TypeScript
15 8 (0.79%) XPath
16 7 (0.69%) Assembly Language
16 7 (0.69%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.50%) VB
18 4 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 1,008 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 506 (50.20%) SC Cleared
3 134 (13.29%) Degree
4 98 (9.72%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (5.65%) CCNA
6 46 (4.56%) CCNP
7 44 (4.37%) CISSP
8 29 (2.88%) CISM
9 25 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
11 23 (2.28%) RHCE
12 20 (1.98%) CESG Certified Professional
13 19 (1.88%) MAPM
14 14 (1.39%) CTC Cleared
15 13 (1.29%) Master's Degree
16 12 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
16 12 (1.19%) PMI Certification
17 10 (0.99%) APMP
17 10 (0.99%) CEH
17 10 (0.99%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (8.13%) JSP 440
2 37 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (3.67%) NCSC
3 35 (3.47%) SLA
4 34 (3.37%) PMO
5 26 (2.58%) RMADS
6 19 (1.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 17 (1.69%) QA
8 16 (1.59%) Accessibility
9 12 (1.19%) Government Security Classifications
9 12 (1.19%) NIST
10 8 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 7 (0.69%) Def Stans
12 6 (0.60%) GDPR
13 5 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (0.50%) GRC
14 4 (0.40%) Data Quality
15 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
15 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 2 (0.20%) NIST 800
System Software
1 100 (9.92%) Active Directory
1 100 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 87 (8.63%) Docker
3 34 (3.37%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.18%) vSphere
5 16 (1.59%) LXC
6 15 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (1.19%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (0.60%) Firmware
9 6 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.60%) XenApp
10 4 (0.40%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.099%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.099%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.099%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 100 (9.92%) Ansible
2 64 (6.35%) Kubernetes
3 48 (4.76%) Terraform
4 23 (2.28%) SCCM
5 21 (2.08%) Icinga
5 21 (2.08%) WSUS
6 16 (1.59%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 15 (1.49%) Puppet
7 15 (1.49%) SCOM
8 12 (1.19%) Grafana
9 11 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (0.79%) Consul
10 8 (0.79%) Istio
10 8 (0.79%) Nexpose
11 7 (0.69%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.60%) Prometheus
12 6 (0.60%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 6 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.50%) Backup Exec
13 5 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 174 (17.26%) Microsoft
2 129 (12.80%) Cisco
3 110 (10.91%) VMware
4 66 (6.55%) Palo Alto
5 56 (5.56%) SolarWinds
6 46 (4.56%) Juniper
7 32 (3.17%) Citrix
8 31 (3.08%) Google
9 26 (2.58%) Fortinet
10 25 (2.48%) Oracle
11 20 (1.98%) QinetiQ
12 19 (1.88%) BT
13 18 (1.79%) IBM
14 17 (1.69%) McAfee
15 15 (1.49%) Atlassian
16 14 (1.39%) Red Hat
16 14 (1.39%) Splunk
17 13 (1.29%) Blue Coat
17 13 (1.29%) CheckPoint
17 13 (1.29%) Riverbed