Period
to 13 July 2020

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 13 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 62 112
Rank change year-on-year +7 +50 +1
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 3,180 5,837 4,795
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.53% 4.29% 2.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.63% 17.48% 12.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,917 3,847 3,028
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +9.95% +0.53%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -

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 15,414 33,392 39,759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.96% 24.53% 23.85%
Number of salaries quoted 11,283 24,231 29,794
Median annual salary £52,670 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.34% - +9.89%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 13 July 2020.

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 13 July 2020. 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 East +6 967 £50,000 - 140
South West +3 775 £55,000 +10.00% 112
London +12 749 £60,000 +4.35% 150
Midlands +8 292 £50,000 - 44
North of England +113 275 £50,000 - 42
North West +103 213 £50,000 +2.04% 24
West Midlands -6 208 £51,250 +2.50% 36
East of England -29 99 £52,500 +23.53% 65
East Midlands +85 91 £48,750 +8.33% 8
Yorkshire +70 52 £62,500 +25.00% 12
North East +20 10 £50,000 +42.86% 6
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, 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 1,982 (62.33%) SC Cleared
2 1,167 (36.70%) Agile Software Development
3 861 (27.08%) DV Cleared
4 562 (17.67%) Java
5 554 (17.42%) Microsoft
6 518 (16.29%) Windows
7 487 (15.31%) Linux
8 467 (14.69%) Cybersecurity
9 428 (13.46%) Degree
10 405 (12.74%) Python
11 404 (12.70%) DevOps
12 335 (10.53%) C#
13 325 (10.22%) VMware
13 325 (10.22%) ITIL
14 316 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
15 312 (9.81%) JavaScript
16 309 (9.72%) AWS
17 301 (9.47%) Azure
18 296 (9.31%) Software Engineering
19 295 (9.28%) Public Sector
20 292 (9.18%) SQL
21 284 (8.93%) Active Directory
22 278 (8.74%) C++
23 269 (8.46%) Scrum
24 261 (8.21%) Oracle
25 256 (8.05%) C
26 247 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
27 244 (7.67%) Finance
28 237 (7.45%) SQL Server
29 234 (7.36%) Analytical Skills

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
1 112 (3.52%) Confluence
2 111 (3.49%) SharePoint
3 52 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
3 52 (1.64%) MS Exchange
4 50 (1.57%) Apache Spark
5 45 (1.42%) Tomcat
6 44 (1.38%) Apache
7 35 (1.10%) IIS
8 29 (0.91%) Apache Solr
9 21 (0.66%) Skype for Business
10 18 (0.57%) JBoss
11 16 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
12 15 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
12 15 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
12 15 (0.47%) WildFly
13 14 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 12 (0.38%) WebSphere
15 10 (0.31%) ArcGIS
15 10 (0.31%) NetWeaver
16 8 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 83 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.22%) Simulink
6 5 (0.16%) Adobe XD
6 5 (0.16%) InVision
6 5 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (0.16%) Sketch
6 5 (0.16%) UXPin
7 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.13%) Windchill
8 2 (0.063%) Gephi
9 1 (0.031%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.031%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.031%) SPSS
9 1 (0.031%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 26 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 21 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
4 20 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
5 17 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
6 16 (0.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 15 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
7 15 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
7 15 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
7 15 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
7 15 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
7 15 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
7 15 (0.47%) SAP HR
8 13 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
9 12 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
9 12 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 11 (0.35%) SAP PSCD
11 10 (0.31%) SAP CO
11 10 (0.31%) SAP FI
11 10 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 309 (9.72%) AWS
2 301 (9.47%) Azure
3 95 (2.99%) Office 365
4 88 (2.77%) SaaS
5 67 (2.11%) PaaS
6 62 (1.95%) IaaS
7 59 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
8 54 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
9 37 (1.16%) Power Platform
10 28 (0.88%) GCP
11 27 (0.85%) GitHub
12 24 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
13 21 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 20 (0.63%) Amazon S3
14 20 (0.63%) OneDrive
14 20 (0.63%) OpenShift
15 17 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
16 15 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
16 15 (0.47%) Serverless
17 14 (0.44%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 221 (6.95%) Firewall
2 139 (4.37%) LAN
3 123 (3.87%) DNS
4 119 (3.74%) WAN
5 104 (3.27%) TCP/IP
6 101 (3.18%) Internet
7 89 (2.80%) Network Security
8 79 (2.48%) DHCP
9 62 (1.95%) VPN
10 50 (1.57%) Skype
11 49 (1.54%) HTTP
12 41 (1.29%) OSPF
13 38 (1.19%) BGP
14 36 (1.13%) Wireless
15 34 (1.07%) SAN
16 30 (0.94%) MPLS
17 29 (0.91%) Wireshark
18 26 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
19 25 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
20 21 (0.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (7.45%) SQL Server
2 183 (5.75%) Big Data
3 112 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
4 110 (3.46%) MongoDB
5 82 (2.58%) Hadoop
6 57 (1.79%) Relational Database
7 49 (1.54%) MySQL
8 48 (1.51%) NoSQL
9 37 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
10 34 (1.07%) Oracle Database
11 32 (1.01%) Power BI
12 27 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 24 (0.75%) SQL Server 2017
14 21 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
15 20 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
15 20 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
16 19 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
16 19 (0.60%) HBase
16 19 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
17 17 (0.53%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 196 (6.16%) JIRA
2 192 (6.04%) Jenkins
3 139 (4.37%) Git (software)
4 95 (2.99%) Selenium
5 70 (2.20%) Cucumber
6 68 (2.14%) Maven
7 58 (1.82%) JUnit
8 42 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
8 42 (1.32%) Visual Studio
9 37 (1.16%) Mockito
10 36 (1.13%) GitLab
10 36 (1.13%) Subversion
11 34 (1.07%) JMeter
12 33 (1.04%) Eclipse
13 29 (0.91%) DbUnit
13 29 (0.91%) jMock
13 29 (0.91%) SoapUI
13 29 (0.91%) WebDriver
14 28 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
15 27 (0.85%) SonarQube
General
1 295 (9.28%) Public Sector
2 244 (7.67%) Finance
3 189 (5.94%) Aerospace
4 185 (5.82%) Law
5 147 (4.62%) Military
6 131 (4.12%) Legal
7 100 (3.14%) Telecoms
8 95 (2.99%) Police
9 88 (2.77%) Back Office
10 71 (2.23%) Electronics
11 69 (2.17%) Local Government
12 53 (1.67%) Manufacturing
13 44 (1.38%) Marketing
14 42 (1.32%) Retail
15 22 (0.69%) Games
16 18 (0.57%) Banking
17 15 (0.47%) General Ledger
18 14 (0.44%) Advertising
19 8 (0.25%) Automotive
20 6 (0.19%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 492 (15.47%) Developer
2 345 (10.85%) Analyst
3 334 (10.50%) Architect
4 206 (6.48%) Consultant
5 168 (5.28%) Software Engineer
6 140 (4.40%) Java Developer
7 116 (3.65%) Support Engineer
8 113 (3.55%) Business Analyst
9 100 (3.14%) Network Engineer
10 96 (3.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 86 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
12 80 (2.52%) Software Developer
13 77 (2.42%) C# Developer
13 77 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
14 72 (2.26%) .NET Developer
15 70 (2.20%) Project Manager
16 69 (2.17%) Senior Developer
17 65 (2.04%) Security Consultant
18 64 (2.01%) IT Support
19 63 (1.98%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (6.70%) .NET
2 149 (4.69%) Spring
3 144 (4.53%) Web Services
4 141 (4.43%) HTML
5 124 (3.90%) AngularJS
6 112 (3.52%) CSS
7 98 (3.08%) Node.js
8 96 (3.02%) RESTful
9 93 (2.92%) REST
10 90 (2.83%) XML
11 88 (2.77%) .NET Framework
12 80 (2.52%) ASP.NET
13 67 (2.11%) HTML5
13 67 (2.11%) jQuery
14 66 (2.08%) React
15 64 (2.01%) SOAP
16 51 (1.60%) Kafka
17 46 (1.45%) J2EE
18 43 (1.35%) Hibernate
19 42 (1.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 234 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
2 161 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 144 (4.53%) Data Centre
4 81 (2.55%) Cyberthreat
5 77 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
6 68 (2.14%) Cybercrime
6 68 (2.14%) Driving Licence
7 64 (2.01%) User Experience
8 60 (1.89%) Public Cloud
9 53 (1.67%) CMDB
9 53 (1.67%) Security Operations Centre
10 51 (1.60%) PKI
11 45 (1.42%) Cyberattack
12 38 (1.19%) Algorithms
13 31 (0.97%) Cloud Native
13 31 (0.97%) Internet of Things
14 30 (0.94%) CESG
15 28 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
16 27 (0.85%) Clustering
17 26 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 518 (16.29%) Windows
2 487 (15.31%) Linux
3 172 (5.41%) Windows Server
4 98 (3.08%) Windows 10
5 84 (2.64%) Unix
6 76 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 70 (2.20%) CentOS
8 51 (1.60%) Windows Server 2016
9 43 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 41 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 38 (1.19%) Windows 7
12 36 (1.13%) Ubuntu
13 31 (0.97%) Android
14 29 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
15 25 (0.79%) Mac OS
16 23 (0.72%) Apple iOS
17 20 (0.63%) Kali Linux
18 18 (0.57%) Solaris
18 18 (0.57%) Windows XP
19 16 (0.50%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,167 (36.70%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (14.69%) Cybersecurity
3 404 (12.70%) DevOps
4 325 (10.22%) ITIL
5 316 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
6 296 (9.31%) Software Engineering
7 269 (8.46%) Scrum
8 247 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 232 (7.30%) Information Security
9 232 (7.30%) Project Management
10 191 (6.01%) Test Automation
11 182 (5.72%) Analytics
12 181 (5.69%) TDD
13 174 (5.47%) Migration
14 159 (5.00%) Risk Management
15 155 (4.87%) Mentoring
15 155 (4.87%) OO
16 152 (4.78%) Continuous Integration
17 144 (4.53%) Open Source
18 143 (4.50%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 562 (17.67%) Java
2 405 (12.74%) Python
3 335 (10.53%) C#
4 312 (9.81%) JavaScript
5 292 (9.18%) SQL
6 278 (8.74%) C++
7 256 (8.05%) C
8 152 (4.78%) PowerShell
9 103 (3.24%) Bash Shell
10 63 (1.98%) Ruby
11 56 (1.76%) Java 8
12 48 (1.51%) R
13 45 (1.42%) Perl
14 44 (1.38%) Scala
15 30 (0.94%) ABAP
16 29 (0.91%) MATLAB
16 29 (0.91%) VB
17 25 (0.79%) PL/SQL
18 24 (0.75%) Shell Script
19 21 (0.66%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,982 (62.33%) SC Cleared
2 861 (27.08%) DV Cleared
3 428 (13.46%) Degree
4 165 (5.19%) CISSP
5 158 (4.97%) Cisco Certification
6 112 (3.52%) CISM
7 91 (2.86%) CCNP
8 88 (2.77%) CCNA
8 88 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 84 (2.64%) CESG Certified Professional
10 58 (1.82%) MCSE
11 44 (1.38%) CRISC
12 42 (1.32%) MCSA
13 38 (1.19%) CTC Cleared
14 37 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
14 37 (1.16%) CREST Certified
15 35 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
16 34 (1.07%) OSCP
17 31 (0.97%) CISA
17 31 (0.97%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (5.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 132 (4.15%) SLA
3 76 (2.39%) QA
4 58 (1.82%) JSP 440
5 51 (1.60%) NCSC
6 49 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
7 47 (1.48%) NIST
8 45 (1.42%) GDPR
9 37 (1.16%) Data Quality
9 37 (1.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 27 (0.85%) PMO
11 26 (0.82%) RMADS
12 24 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 22 (0.69%) ISO 9001
14 17 (0.53%) PCI DSS
15 16 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 16 (0.50%) NIST 800
16 14 (0.44%) ISO 22301
16 14 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 11 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 284 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 212 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 202 (6.35%) Docker
4 84 (2.64%) Hyper-V
5 49 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
6 47 (1.48%) vSphere
7 37 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
8 23 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 23 (0.72%) Firmware
9 18 (0.57%) VMware NSX
10 17 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
11 15 (0.47%) NFS
12 13 (0.41%) VirtualBox
13 10 (0.31%) VMware Server
14 9 (0.28%) Snort
15 7 (0.22%) NDS
15 7 (0.22%) Postfix
16 6 (0.19%) NetIQ eDirectory
17 5 (0.16%) KVM
17 5 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 150 (4.72%) Ansible
2 132 (4.15%) SCCM
3 107 (3.36%) SCOM
4 100 (3.14%) Terraform
5 96 (3.02%) Kubernetes
6 70 (2.20%) Puppet
7 69 (2.17%) WSUS
8 31 (0.97%) QRadar
9 29 (0.91%) ZABBIX
10 28 (0.88%) NetBackup
11 26 (0.82%) vCenter Server
12 25 (0.79%) SCVMM
13 23 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
13 23 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
13 23 (0.72%) Packer
14 21 (0.66%) NetIQ Identity Manager
15 20 (0.63%) Grafana
16 18 (0.57%) Nagios
16 18 (0.57%) vRealize
17 17 (0.53%) Nessus
Vendors
1 554 (17.42%) Microsoft
2 325 (10.22%) VMware
3 261 (8.21%) Oracle
4 204 (6.42%) Cisco
5 125 (3.93%) SAP
6 109 (3.43%) Juniper
7 90 (2.83%) Splunk
8 85 (2.67%) HP
9 76 (2.39%) Red Hat
10 66 (2.08%) Capita
10 66 (2.08%) LogRhythm
11 62 (1.95%) Dell
12 58 (1.82%) Citrix
13 52 (1.64%) Atlassian
14 49 (1.54%) Google
15 46 (1.45%) SolarWinds
16 39 (1.23%) IBM
17 38 (1.19%) ServiceNow
18 36 (1.13%) ArcSight
18 36 (1.13%) Remedy