Period
to 14 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 62 69 63
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6 +63
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 3,664 3,689 5,711
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.56% 4.11% 4.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.64% 19.06% 17.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2,500 2,383 3,371
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £38,300 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +7.53%
75th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £80,025 £77,500 £78,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +8.70%

Security 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 16,934 19,356 33,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.07% 21.57% 24.97%
Number of salaries quoted 11,228 14,605 24,275
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,752 £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% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £69,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in England

Security Cleared
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Security Cleared in England

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in England over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in England

Security 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 Security Cleared within the England region over the 6 months to 14 May 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 +77 1,012 £62,500 +8.70% 176
South West +2 924 £52,500 +5.00% 184
South East -23 681 £55,000 +10.00% 234
North of England +16 393 £54,000 +13.68% 114
Midlands -9 374 £60,000 +33.33% 68
West Midlands +8 338 £60,000 +26.32% 49
North West +17 267 £52,500 +16.67% 70
East of England +52 216 £65,000 +18.18% 52
Yorkshire +23 90 £54,000 -1.82% 32
North East +32 40 £52,000 +4.00% 12
East Midlands -58 34 £57,500 +29.59% 19
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, IT jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 2,625 (71.64%) SC Cleared
2 1,381 (37.69%) Agile Software Development
3 852 (23.25%) DevOps
4 740 (20.20%) Social Skills
5 718 (19.60%) Azure
6 707 (19.30%) AWS
7 690 (18.83%) DV Cleared
8 652 (17.79%) Linux
9 611 (16.68%) Java
10 585 (15.97%) Microsoft
11 539 (14.71%) Python
12 534 (14.57%) Public Sector
13 523 (14.27%) Software Engineering
14 445 (12.15%) Kubernetes
15 434 (11.84%) Cybersecurity
16 423 (11.54%) Windows
16 423 (11.54%) Degree
17 415 (11.33%) SQL
18 403 (11.00%) Terraform
19 399 (10.89%) Oracle
20 390 (10.64%) Docker
21 360 (9.83%) Scrum
22 352 (9.61%) Problem-Solving
23 346 (9.44%) JavaScript
24 333 (9.09%) Jenkins
25 328 (8.95%) ITIL
26 321 (8.76%) Ansible
27 316 (8.62%) C
28 298 (8.13%) Finance
29 296 (8.08%) C#

Security 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
1 102 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 97 (2.65%) Confluence
3 50 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
4 45 (1.23%) MS Exchange
5 33 (0.90%) IIS
6 30 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 29 (0.79%) Apache Spark
8 28 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 26 (0.71%) OpenStack
10 22 (0.60%) JBoss
11 21 (0.57%) Apache
12 18 (0.49%) Skype for Business
12 18 (0.49%) WebSphere
13 14 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (0.35%) ArcGIS
14 13 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
14 13 (0.35%) Tomcat
15 12 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
16 11 (0.30%) CMS
16 11 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 69 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (1.09%) Simulink
4 31 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 20 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.52%) Adobe Premiere
7 16 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 13 (0.35%) Oracle Smart View
9 7 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
9 7 (0.19%) Stateflow
10 6 (0.16%) Gephi
11 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.11%) Zemax
12 2 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.055%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.055%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.055%) SPSS
13 1 (0.027%) 3ds Max
13 1 (0.027%) GIMP
13 1 (0.027%) Inkscape
Business Applications
1 100 (2.73%) Oracle ERP
2 55 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
3 30 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
4 29 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
5 26 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
6 20 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
6 20 (0.55%) Oracle Cash Management
7 17 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
8 16 (0.44%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 15 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
10 12 (0.33%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 11 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 10 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
12 10 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
12 10 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
13 6 (0.16%) Oracle Payroll
13 6 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 6 (0.16%) Sentinel
14 5 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
15 4 (0.11%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 718 (19.60%) Azure
2 707 (19.30%) AWS
3 237 (6.47%) SaaS
4 191 (5.21%) PaaS
5 181 (4.94%) IaaS
6 116 (3.17%) Microsoft 365
7 110 (3.00%) GCP
8 104 (2.84%) Power Platform
9 76 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
10 69 (1.88%) GitHub
11 66 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
12 59 (1.61%) Serverless
13 58 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
14 33 (0.90%) Amazon EKS
15 32 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
15 32 (0.87%) PowerApps
16 31 (0.85%) Azure Logic Apps
16 31 (0.85%) Power Automate
17 24 (0.66%) OpenShift
18 19 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 236 (6.44%) Firewall
2 137 (3.74%) Network Security
3 103 (2.81%) DNS
4 102 (2.78%) WAN
5 91 (2.48%) LAN
6 87 (2.37%) Internet
7 84 (2.29%) VPN
8 74 (2.02%) TCP/IP
9 72 (1.97%) DHCP
10 54 (1.47%) OSPF
11 50 (1.36%) Wireless
12 48 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
12 48 (1.31%) SAN
13 47 (1.28%) BGP
14 36 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
15 35 (0.96%) Cisco Firepower
15 35 (0.96%) MPLS
16 33 (0.90%) Ethernet
17 32 (0.87%) HTTP
18 29 (0.79%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (5.35%) SQL Server
2 147 (4.01%) Big Data
3 101 (2.76%) NoSQL
4 99 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
5 84 (2.29%) Power BI
6 79 (2.16%) MySQL
7 65 (1.77%) MongoDB
8 55 (1.50%) Oracle Database
9 54 (1.47%) Relational Database
10 44 (1.20%) GIS
10 44 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
11 43 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
12 40 (1.09%) Hadoop
13 32 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 30 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 29 (0.79%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 28 (0.76%) Oracle ODI
16 28 (0.76%) Tableau
17 27 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
18 25 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 333 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 276 (7.53%) Git (software)
3 191 (5.21%) GitLab
4 169 (4.61%) JIRA
5 89 (2.43%) Selenium
6 84 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 82 (2.24%) Rational DOORS
8 72 (1.97%) Maven
9 69 (1.88%) Cucumber
10 54 (1.47%) Rational Rhapsody
11 52 (1.42%) JMeter
12 45 (1.23%) JUnit
13 38 (1.04%) Mockito
14 34 (0.93%) Vagrant
15 33 (0.90%) SonarQube
16 31 (0.85%) Artifactory
16 31 (0.85%) LoadRunner
17 30 (0.82%) Visual Studio
18 29 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
19 28 (0.76%) Bitbucket
General
1 740 (20.20%) Social Skills
2 534 (14.57%) Public Sector
3 298 (8.13%) Finance
4 243 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
5 176 (4.80%) Aerospace
6 169 (4.61%) Marketing
7 156 (4.26%) Telecoms
8 140 (3.82%) Electronics
9 138 (3.77%) Law
10 132 (3.60%) Legal
11 121 (3.30%) Military
12 117 (3.19%) Manufacturing
13 92 (2.51%) Influencing Skills
14 83 (2.27%) Presentation Skills
15 60 (1.64%) Local Government
16 43 (1.17%) Organisational Skills
17 38 (1.04%) Games
17 38 (1.04%) Police
18 35 (0.96%) Retail
19 31 (0.85%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 503 (13.73%) Developer
2 459 (12.53%) Architect
3 344 (9.39%) DevOps Engineer
4 325 (8.87%) Consultant
5 248 (6.77%) Software Engineer
6 246 (6.71%) Analyst
7 155 (4.23%) Java Developer
8 150 (4.09%) Systems Engineer
9 125 (3.41%) Network Engineer
10 124 (3.38%) Solutions Architect
11 102 (2.78%) AWS DevOps
12 99 (2.70%) Senior Developer
13 93 (2.54%) Support Engineer
14 90 (2.46%) AWS Engineer
15 85 (2.32%) Azure Engineer
15 85 (2.32%) Software Developer
16 83 (2.27%) Cloud Consultant
17 80 (2.18%) Oracle Consultant
18 73 (1.99%) AWS DevOps Engineer
19 72 (1.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (5.24%) .NET
2 172 (4.69%) Web Services
3 147 (4.01%) Spring
4 119 (3.25%) HTML
5 113 (3.08%) REST
6 112 (3.06%) AngularJS
7 110 (3.00%) Node.js
8 108 (2.95%) CSS
9 81 (2.21%) Elastic Stack
10 78 (2.13%) React
11 76 (2.07%) RESTful
12 68 (1.86%) Middleware
13 64 (1.75%) Kafka
14 61 (1.66%) ASP.NET
15 57 (1.56%) Spring Boot
16 53 (1.45%) Hibernate
17 51 (1.39%) HTML5
18 44 (1.20%) SOAP
19 37 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
20 31 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 159 (4.34%) Public Cloud
2 149 (4.07%) Greenfield Project
3 138 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 127 (3.47%) Data Centre
5 117 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
6 114 (3.11%) Hybrid Cloud
7 75 (2.05%) Cloud Native
8 68 (1.86%) Cyberthreat
9 60 (1.64%) Driving Licence
10 57 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
11 56 (1.53%) PKI
11 56 (1.53%) Private Cloud
11 56 (1.53%) User Experience
12 46 (1.26%) Algorithms
13 35 (0.96%) NHS
14 34 (0.93%) Clustering
15 33 (0.90%) Cybercrime
16 32 (0.87%) Replication
17 31 (0.85%) Data Structures
18 30 (0.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 652 (17.79%) Linux
2 423 (11.54%) Windows
3 147 (4.01%) Windows Server
4 101 (2.76%) Windows Server 2016
5 93 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 90 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 86 (2.35%) Unix
8 75 (2.05%) CentOS
9 71 (1.94%) Windows 10
10 68 (1.86%) Windows Server 2019
11 41 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 35 (0.96%) Ubuntu
13 24 (0.66%) Windows 7
14 23 (0.63%) Android
15 16 (0.44%) Apple iOS
15 16 (0.44%) Debian
16 11 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
17 6 (0.16%) Solaris
18 5 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,381 (37.69%) Agile Software Development
2 852 (23.25%) DevOps
3 523 (14.27%) Software Engineering
4 434 (11.84%) Cybersecurity
5 360 (9.83%) Scrum
6 352 (9.61%) Problem-Solving
7 328 (8.95%) ITIL
8 275 (7.51%) Project Management
9 267 (7.29%) Mentoring
10 261 (7.12%) Business Intelligence
10 261 (7.12%) Continuous Integration
11 251 (6.85%) Systems Engineering
12 248 (6.77%) Configuration Management
13 247 (6.74%) Analytics
13 247 (6.74%) Test Automation
14 219 (5.98%) Open Source
15 211 (5.76%) Project Delivery
16 201 (5.49%) Decision-Making
17 193 (5.27%) Stakeholder Management
18 172 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 611 (16.68%) Java
2 539 (14.71%) Python
3 415 (11.33%) SQL
4 346 (9.44%) JavaScript
5 316 (8.62%) C
6 296 (8.08%) C#
7 242 (6.60%) C++
8 188 (5.13%) PowerShell
9 153 (4.18%) Bash Shell
10 85 (2.32%) Ruby
11 75 (2.05%) Go
12 68 (1.86%) Perl
13 67 (1.83%) MATLAB
14 57 (1.56%) TypeScript
15 51 (1.39%) PL/SQL
16 40 (1.09%) Java 8
17 37 (1.01%) R
18 34 (0.93%) Shell Script
19 25 (0.68%) Groovy
20 23 (0.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2,625 (71.64%) SC Cleared
2 690 (18.83%) DV Cleared
3 423 (11.54%) Degree
4 179 (4.89%) Cisco Certification
5 174 (4.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 111 (3.03%) CCNP
7 109 (2.97%) Oracle Certification
8 101 (2.76%) CISSP
9 100 (2.73%) CCNA
10 82 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
11 79 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
12 62 (1.69%) CESG Certified Professional
13 51 (1.39%) HNC
14 50 (1.36%) CISM
15 48 (1.31%) AWS Certification
16 45 (1.23%) MCSE
17 38 (1.04%) HND
18 37 (1.01%) ISTQB
19 35 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
20 34 (0.93%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 109 (2.97%) SLA
3 79 (2.16%) QA
4 59 (1.61%) GDPR
5 57 (1.56%) NIST
6 50 (1.36%) NCSC
7 45 (1.23%) Def Stans
8 35 (0.96%) JSP 440
9 29 (0.79%) Data Quality
10 26 (0.71%) HAZOP
10 26 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 23 (0.63%) PMO
12 22 (0.60%) NIST 800
13 19 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 19 (0.52%) RMADS
14 16 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
15 14 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 13 (0.35%) GRC
16 13 (0.35%) PCI DSS
16 13 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 390 (10.64%) Docker
2 255 (6.96%) Active Directory
3 231 (6.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 66 (1.80%) Hyper-V
5 60 (1.64%) vSphere
6 49 (1.34%) VMware NSX
7 48 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (0.82%) Firmware
9 29 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
10 24 (0.66%) KVM
11 11 (0.30%) XenApp
12 10 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 9 (0.25%) NFS
13 9 (0.25%) Postfix
14 8 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.22%) Terminal Services
14 8 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 7 (0.19%) VirtualBox
15 7 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 445 (12.15%) Kubernetes
2 403 (11.00%) Terraform
3 321 (8.76%) Ansible
4 179 (4.89%) Puppet
5 112 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
6 81 (2.21%) SCCM
7 73 (1.99%) Istio
8 65 (1.77%) Packer
9 59 (1.61%) Prometheus
10 49 (1.34%) Grafana
11 47 (1.28%) Consul
12 40 (1.09%) CFEngine
13 36 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
14 34 (0.93%) Docker Swarm
15 33 (0.90%) Graphite
16 27 (0.74%) WSUS
17 25 (0.68%) Nagios
17 25 (0.68%) SCOM
18 23 (0.63%) SCVMM
19 21 (0.57%) Kibana
Vendors
1 585 (15.97%) Microsoft
2 399 (10.89%) Oracle
3 281 (7.67%) VMware
4 239 (6.52%) Cisco
5 118 (3.22%) SAP
6 81 (2.21%) Red Hat
7 74 (2.02%) ServiceNow
8 70 (1.91%) Google
8 70 (1.91%) Splunk
9 48 (1.31%) Citrix
10 47 (1.28%) F5
11 46 (1.26%) Atlassian
11 46 (1.26%) HP
11 46 (1.26%) Juniper
12 45 (1.23%) IBM
13 43 (1.17%) SolarWinds
14 42 (1.15%) McAfee
15 36 (0.98%) Palo Alto
16 31 (0.85%) CA
17 29 (0.79%) NetApp