Period
to 13 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Government Security Classifications skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Government Security Classifications over the 6 months to 13 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Government Security Classifications (GSC)
UK > England
6 months to
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 876 821 1072
Rank change year-on-year -55 +251 +80
Permanent jobs citing Government Security Classifications 9 14 4
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.010% 0.018% 0.003%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.078% 0.14% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 1
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £68,405 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.64% +24.37% -9.84%
UK median annual salary £75,000 £68,405 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.64% +24.37% -9.84%

Government Security Classifications is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance 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 quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11,536 10,056 19,475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.96% 13.06% 14.64%
Number of salaries quoted 7,776 7,846 14,339
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £84,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

Government Security Classifications
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Government Security Classifications as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Government Security Classifications in England

Government Security Classifications
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Government Security Classifications in England.

Salary trend for Government Security Classifications in England

Government Security Classifications
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Government Security Classifications within the England region over the 6 months to 13 June 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
London -27 8 £75,000 +9.64%
South East -7 1 - -
Government Security Classifications
UK

For the 6 months to 13 June 2021, IT jobs citing Government Security Classifications 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 Government Security Classifications.

1 8 (88.89%) SOA
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
1 8 (88.89%) NCSC
2 7 (77.78%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (77.78%) CISM
2 7 (77.78%) Risk Management
2 7 (77.78%) Information Security
3 6 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (66.67%) CISSP
3 6 (66.67%) SABSA
3 6 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 6 (66.67%) CESG Certified Professional
3 6 (66.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (66.67%) SANS
3 6 (66.67%) Security Architecture
3 6 (66.67%) GDPR
3 6 (66.67%) NIST 800
3 6 (66.67%) PA-DSS
3 6 (66.67%) JSP 440
3 6 (66.67%) RMADS
3 6 (66.67%) PCI DSS
3 6 (66.67%) PCI QSA
3 6 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (66.67%) DV Cleared
3 6 (66.67%) NIST
3 6 (66.67%) Public Speaking
4 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
5 2 (22.22%) QA

Government Security Classifications
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 2 (22.22%) Confluence
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Fuse
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon GuardDuty
1 2 (22.22%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
General
1 6 (66.67%) Public Speaking
2 2 (22.22%) Public Sector
3 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
3 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Consultant
1 6 (66.67%) Information Security Consultant
1 6 (66.67%) Managing Consultant
1 6 (66.67%) Security Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Information Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Information Assurance Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) REST
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
1 2 (22.22%) Velocity
1 2 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Public Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) SOA
2 7 (77.78%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (77.78%) Information Security
2 7 (77.78%) Risk Management
3 6 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (66.67%) SABSA
3 6 (66.67%) Security Architecture
4 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Biometrics
5 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
5 2 (22.22%) DevOps
5 2 (22.22%) EAI
5 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
5 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 2 (22.22%) Open Source
5 2 (22.22%) Product Management
5 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
5 2 (22.22%) Service Management
5 2 (22.22%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 7 (77.78%) CISM
3 6 (66.67%) CESG Certified Professional
3 6 (66.67%) CISSP
3 6 (66.67%) DV Cleared
3 6 (66.67%) PCI QSA
3 6 (66.67%) SANS
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (88.89%) NCSC
2 6 (66.67%) GDPR
2 6 (66.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 6 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 6 (66.67%) JSP 440
2 6 (66.67%) NIST
2 6 (66.67%) NIST 800
2 6 (66.67%) PA-DSS
2 6 (66.67%) PCI DSS
2 6 (66.67%) RMADS
3 2 (22.22%) QA
4 1 (11.11%) Def Stans
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) ZABBIX
2 1 (11.11%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat