Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 532 249 326
Rank change year-on-year -283 +77 +77
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 552 600 1,226
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.50% 1.35% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.40% 6.16% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 384 448 909
10th Percentile £37,575 £34,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £38,475 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £66,531 £65,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 23,004 9,738 29,445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.85% 21.88% 23.38%
Number of salaries quoted 13,378 7,540 22,027
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -69 219 £55,000 - 53
South East -178 148 £57,500 +35.29% 59
London -283 71 £65,000 +13.04% 47
Midlands -129 41 £52,295 +41.19% 15
North West -93 37 £52,500 +14.29% 1
West Midlands -118 37 £52,295 +17.86% 15
North of England -120 37 £52,500 +7.69% 1
East of England -72 32 £40,000 -23.81% 12
East Midlands -96 4 £57,500 +60.41%
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 552 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 299 (54.17%) SC Cleared
3 187 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (17.75%) Linux
5 97 (17.57%) Python
6 92 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
7 88 (15.94%) Social Skills
8 86 (15.58%) VMware
9 85 (15.40%) Java
10 81 (14.67%) Windows
11 76 (13.77%) Software Engineering
11 76 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
12 75 (13.59%) DevOps
13 73 (13.22%) C
14 72 (13.04%) Microsoft
15 71 (12.86%) Ansible
16 69 (12.50%) AWS
17 65 (11.78%) Azure
18 64 (11.59%) ITIL
19 63 (11.41%) Degree
20 61 (11.05%) Public Sector
21 58 (10.51%) Scrum
22 57 (10.33%) Firewall
23 54 (9.78%) JavaScript
24 52 (9.42%) Information Security
25 51 (9.24%) Cisco
26 49 (8.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
27 45 (8.15%) Problem-Solving
28 44 (7.97%) React
28 44 (7.97%) Management Information System

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 25 (4.53%) IIS
2 9 (1.63%) Confluence
3 7 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (1.27%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.91%) JBoss
4 5 (0.91%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.91%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.54%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.36%) Apache
7 2 (0.36%) SAS
8 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.18%) CMS
8 1 (0.18%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.18%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.18%) Figma
4 1 (0.18%) GIMP
4 1 (0.18%) Inkscape
4 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 69 (12.50%) AWS
2 65 (11.78%) Azure
3 31 (5.62%) OpenShift
4 7 (1.27%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (0.91%) Power Platform
6 4 (0.72%) PaaS
7 3 (0.54%) Fastly
7 3 (0.54%) IaaS
8 2 (0.36%) BlazeMeter
8 2 (0.36%) GCP
8 2 (0.36%) SaaS
8 2 (0.36%) Serverless
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.18%) AWS Fargate
9 1 (0.18%) GitHub
9 1 (0.18%) Snowflake
9 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 57 (10.33%) Firewall
2 42 (7.61%) Network Security
3 27 (4.89%) Wireshark
4 26 (4.71%) SMS
5 21 (3.80%) VPN
6 18 (3.26%) DNS
7 13 (2.36%) HTTP
8 12 (2.17%) DHCP
8 12 (2.17%) WAN
9 11 (1.99%) LAN
9 11 (1.99%) TCP/IP
9 11 (1.99%) VoIP
10 9 (1.63%) Wireless
11 8 (1.45%) SNMP
12 7 (1.27%) BGP
12 7 (1.27%) OSPF
12 7 (1.27%) SAN
13 5 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (0.91%) VLAN
14 4 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.43%) MongoDB
2 29 (5.25%) Hadoop
3 26 (4.71%) MySQL
4 24 (4.35%) SQL Server
5 18 (3.26%) Big Data
6 9 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (1.45%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.27%) SQL Server 2017
9 6 (1.09%) Tableau
10 5 (0.91%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.91%) Power BI
11 4 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.54%) Data Lake
12 3 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.54%) Metadata
12 3 (0.54%) OLAP
12 3 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.36%) Neo4j
13 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 37 (6.70%) Jenkins
2 30 (5.43%) Cucumber
3 27 (4.89%) JMeter
3 27 (4.89%) Robot Framework
3 27 (4.89%) Selenium
4 25 (4.53%) Eclipse
5 15 (2.72%) Git (software)
6 14 (2.54%) JIRA
7 7 (1.27%) StarTeam
7 7 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (1.27%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.54%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.36%) eggPlant
11 2 (0.36%) GitLab
11 2 (0.36%) Postman
11 2 (0.36%) REST Assured
11 2 (0.36%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.36%) The Grinder
General
1 88 (15.94%) Social Skills
2 61 (11.05%) Public Sector
3 49 (8.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 41 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (7.43%) Military
5 34 (6.16%) Aerospace
6 33 (5.98%) Finance
7 17 (3.08%) Law
7 17 (3.08%) Telecoms
8 15 (2.72%) Influencing Skills
9 12 (2.17%) Legal
10 11 (1.99%) Police
11 8 (1.45%) Back Office
11 8 (1.45%) Documentation Skills
12 7 (1.27%) Electronics
12 7 (1.27%) Multimedia
13 6 (1.09%) Marketing
13 6 (1.09%) Organisational Skills
13 6 (1.09%) Presentation Skills
14 5 (0.91%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 89 (16.12%) Architect
2 78 (14.13%) Developer
3 39 (7.07%) SOC Engineer
4 38 (6.88%) Analyst
5 35 (6.34%) Consultant
5 35 (6.34%) Java Developer
6 31 (5.62%) Security Engineer
7 28 (5.07%) Project Manager
8 27 (4.89%) Business Analyst
9 26 (4.71%) Infrastructure Architect
10 25 (4.53%) Technical Architect
11 24 (4.35%) Network Engineer
12 22 (3.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 22 (3.99%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
12 22 (3.99%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
13 19 (3.44%) Security Architect
14 18 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
15 17 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
16 16 (2.90%) C# Developer
17 14 (2.54%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.97%) React
2 31 (5.62%) HTML
3 30 (5.43%) CSS
3 30 (5.43%) Node.js
4 29 (5.25%) Elastic Stack
4 29 (5.25%) Spring Boot
5 28 (5.07%) CSS3
5 28 (5.07%) HTML5
6 27 (4.89%) .NET
7 26 (4.71%) Gherkin
7 26 (4.71%) Kafka
8 25 (4.53%) Apache NiFi
8 25 (4.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 24 (4.35%) ActiveMQ
9 24 (4.35%) LAMP
10 13 (2.36%) JSON
10 13 (2.36%) LDAP
10 13 (2.36%) Regular Expression
11 11 (1.99%) AngularJS
11 11 (1.99%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.97%) Management Information System
2 40 (7.25%) Data Centre
3 28 (5.07%) Cyberthreat
4 27 (4.89%) Cyberattack
5 22 (3.99%) Legacy Systems
6 18 (3.26%) PKI
7 15 (2.72%) User Experience
8 14 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (2.36%) Cyber Defence
10 9 (1.63%) Cybercrime
11 8 (1.45%) CESG
12 7 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (1.09%) Clustering
13 6 (1.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 6 (1.09%) iPhone
13 6 (1.09%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.72%) Fat Client
14 4 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
14 4 (0.72%) PMI
14 4 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 98 (17.75%) Linux
2 81 (14.67%) Windows
3 36 (6.52%) Windows Server
4 35 (6.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (5.98%) CentOS
6 15 (2.72%) Android
7 8 (1.45%) Unix
7 8 (1.45%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.27%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (0.91%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.54%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 76 (13.77%) Software Engineering
4 75 (13.59%) DevOps
5 64 (11.59%) ITIL
6 58 (10.51%) Scrum
7 52 (9.42%) Information Security
8 45 (8.15%) Problem-Solving
9 42 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
10 41 (7.43%) Project Management
11 40 (7.25%) Data Analysis
11 40 (7.25%) Systems Engineering
11 40 (7.25%) Threat Detection
12 36 (6.52%) High Availability
13 35 (6.34%) Information Assurance
14 34 (6.16%) TOGAF
15 33 (5.98%) Creative Thinking
15 33 (5.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 33 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
16 31 (5.62%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 97 (17.57%) Python
2 85 (15.40%) Java
3 73 (13.22%) C
4 54 (9.78%) JavaScript
5 42 (7.61%) PowerShell
6 39 (7.07%) C#
7 25 (4.53%) SQL
8 24 (4.35%) Go
9 22 (3.99%) C++
10 21 (3.80%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.27%) XPath
12 6 (1.09%) R
13 5 (0.91%) Java 11
13 5 (0.91%) Java 8
13 5 (0.91%) MATLAB
13 5 (0.91%) Perl
14 3 (0.54%) Scala
15 2 (0.36%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.36%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 552 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 299 (54.17%) SC Cleared
3 63 (11.41%) Degree
4 42 (7.61%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (4.89%) MCSE
7 24 (4.35%) CISSP
8 23 (4.17%) MCSA
8 23 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 22 (3.99%) MCP
10 21 (3.80%) CCNA
11 18 (3.26%) CISM
12 17 (3.08%) CCNP
13 15 (2.72%) CESG Certified Professional
14 11 (1.99%) HNC
15 10 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 9 (1.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 9 (1.63%) TOGAF Certification
17 8 (1.45%) CCENT
17 8 (1.45%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.08%) SLA
2 16 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (2.90%) JSP 440
3 14 (2.54%) NCSC
4 13 (2.36%) NIST
5 12 (2.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 8 (1.45%) RMADS
7 7 (1.27%) QA
8 5 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.91%) PMO
9 4 (0.72%) HMG Infosec
10 3 (0.54%) Def Stans
10 3 (0.54%) GRC
11 2 (0.36%) GDPR
11 2 (0.36%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.18%) Accessibility
12 1 (0.18%) COBIT
12 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.18%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 76 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (7.25%) Active Directory
3 31 (5.62%) vSphere
4 27 (4.89%) Docker
5 20 (3.62%) Hyper-V
6 19 (3.44%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (2.90%) NFS
9 5 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (0.91%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.72%) Firmware
10 4 (0.72%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.54%) KVM
12 2 (0.36%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.36%) HDFS
12 2 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.36%) XenApp
12 2 (0.36%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 71 (12.86%) Ansible
2 15 (2.72%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.72%) SCCM
2 15 (2.72%) Terraform
3 11 (1.99%) SCOM
4 9 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (1.63%) Puppet
5 8 (1.45%) vRealize
6 5 (0.91%) vCenter Server
7 4 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.72%) MOM
8 3 (0.54%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.36%) EnCase
9 2 (0.36%) FTK
9 2 (0.36%) Kibana
9 2 (0.36%) WSUS
10 1 (0.18%) Nagios
10 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 86 (15.58%) VMware
2 72 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 51 (9.24%) Cisco
4 36 (6.52%) Oracle
5 31 (5.62%) Atlassian
6 27 (4.89%) TippingPoint
7 19 (3.44%) Juniper
8 13 (2.36%) F5
8 13 (2.36%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.45%) CheckPoint
9 8 (1.45%) McAfee
10 7 (1.27%) Dell
10 7 (1.27%) Splunk
11 6 (1.09%) Palo Alto
12 5 (0.91%) Brocade
12 5 (0.91%) Citrix
12 5 (0.91%) SolarWinds
12 5 (0.91%) Symantec
13 4 (0.72%) HP
13 4 (0.72%) NetApp