Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 123 80
Rank change year-on-year +25 -43 +23
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4,784 4,582 6,143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.15% 2.71% 3.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.19% 11.19% 13.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2,979 3,150 4,327
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +3.83%

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 36,266 40,941 47,264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.90% 24.23% 26.27%
Number of salaries quoted 27,001 31,686 38,184
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in England

Security Cleared
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Cleared in England.

Salary trend for Security Cleared in England

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in England over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 2018. 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 0 1,298 £50,000 +5.26% 376
South West +5 1,225 £46,500 +9.41% 269
London +55 1,107 £60,000 +9.09% 292
Midlands +22 487 £41,000 -25.45% 153
North of England -1 395 £45,000 - 117
West Midlands +29 382 £45,000 -18.18% 106
East of England +26 272 £60,000 +26.32% 124
North West -5 224 £45,000 - 63
Yorkshire +54 150 £45,000 +5.88% 38
East Midlands -16 101 £36,000 -31.43% 46
North East -48 28 £43,028 -14.78% 16
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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 2,815 (58.84%) SC Cleared
2 1,536 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1,165 (24.35%) DV Cleared
4 969 (20.26%) Windows
5 964 (20.15%) Microsoft
6 889 (18.58%) Java
7 836 (17.47%) C
8 801 (16.74%) ITIL
9 760 (15.89%) Linux
10 731 (15.28%) Degree
11 675 (14.11%) Software Engineering
12 621 (12.98%) SQL
13 617 (12.90%) Python
14 562 (11.75%) C#
15 539 (11.27%) C++
16 527 (11.02%) Cybersecurity
17 507 (10.60%) Finance
18 506 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
19 498 (10.41%) Project Management
20 496 (10.37%) JavaScript
21 493 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
22 467 (9.76%) Scrum
23 461 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
24 457 (9.55%) VMware
25 450 (9.41%) Active Directory
26 447 (9.34%) Firewall
26 447 (9.34%) Test Automation
27 443 (9.26%) DevOps
28 417 (8.72%) Amazon AWS
29 408 (8.53%) SQL Server

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
1 217 (4.54%) SharePoint
2 110 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
3 105 (2.19%) MS Exchange
4 87 (1.82%) Confluence
5 74 (1.55%) Apache
6 71 (1.48%) Apache Spark
7 55 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
8 52 (1.09%) IIS
9 51 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
10 42 (0.88%) Apache Pig
11 40 (0.84%) Skype for Business
12 35 (0.73%) Tomcat
13 28 (0.59%) OpenStack
14 27 (0.56%) JBoss
15 26 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
16 25 (0.52%) WebLogic
17 24 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 22 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
19 21 (0.44%) WebSphere
20 17 (0.36%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 315 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
2 141 (2.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 126 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
4 80 (1.67%) MS Visio
5 79 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 17 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.15%) Acrobat
8 7 (0.15%) Simulink
9 6 (0.13%) Windchill
10 3 (0.063%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.063%) Revit
10 3 (0.063%) SOLIDWORKS
10 3 (0.063%) Stata
11 2 (0.042%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.042%) SPSS
12 1 (0.021%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.021%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.021%) Solid Edge
12 1 (0.021%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 67 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 20 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
4 14 (0.29%) SAP CO
4 14 (0.29%) SAP FI
4 14 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
5 10 (0.21%) Primavera
6 8 (0.17%) SAP HR
6 8 (0.17%) SAP Payroll
7 7 (0.15%) SAP BPC
7 7 (0.15%) Sentinel
8 6 (0.13%) assyst
8 6 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.13%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
9 5 (0.10%) SAP MM
9 5 (0.10%) SAP PP
9 5 (0.10%) SAP QM
9 5 (0.10%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 461 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 417 (8.72%) Amazon AWS
3 182 (3.80%) Office 365
4 62 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
5 51 (1.07%) PaaS
6 50 (1.05%) GitHub
7 43 (0.90%) Amazon S3
7 43 (0.90%) SaaS
8 40 (0.84%) IaaS
9 39 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
10 33 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
11 31 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
11 31 (0.65%) Serverless
12 28 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
13 27 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
14 26 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
15 25 (0.52%) OpenShift
16 24 (0.50%) G Suite
17 23 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
18 21 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 447 (9.34%) Firewall
2 224 (4.68%) Network Security
3 202 (4.22%) LAN
4 177 (3.70%) TCP/IP
5 171 (3.57%) WAN
6 121 (2.53%) DNS
7 109 (2.28%) Internet
8 103 (2.15%) VPN
9 86 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
9 86 (1.80%) DHCP
10 84 (1.76%) HTTP
11 82 (1.71%) Wireless
12 71 (1.48%) Cisco Nexus
12 71 (1.48%) VLAN
13 70 (1.46%) Intrusion Detection
13 70 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
14 59 (1.23%) SSL
15 53 (1.11%) VoIP
16 50 (1.05%) BGP
17 47 (0.98%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 408 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 261 (5.46%) Big Data
3 189 (3.95%) Hadoop
4 116 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
5 113 (2.36%) Relational Database
6 110 (2.30%) MongoDB
7 97 (2.03%) MySQL
8 87 (1.82%) Apache Hive
9 83 (1.73%) NoSQL
10 70 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
11 55 (1.15%) GIS
12 54 (1.13%) Neo4j
13 51 (1.07%) RDBMS
14 49 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
14 49 (1.02%) Oracle Database
15 46 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 46 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 44 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
17 43 (0.90%) SAP HANA
18 42 (0.88%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 297 (6.21%) JIRA
2 249 (5.20%) Selenium
3 238 (4.97%) Git (software)
4 224 (4.68%) Jenkins
5 128 (2.68%) Cucumber
6 117 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 112 (2.34%) Maven
8 103 (2.15%) Subversion
9 92 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 90 (1.88%) Visual Studio
11 78 (1.63%) JUnit
12 75 (1.57%) Bitbucket
13 71 (1.48%) JMeter
14 61 (1.28%) LoadRunner
15 57 (1.19%) WebDriver
16 55 (1.15%) MSI
16 55 (1.15%) SoapUI
17 52 (1.09%) Eclipse
18 50 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
19 48 (1.00%) Robot Framework
General
1 507 (10.60%) Finance
2 165 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 128 (2.68%) Marketing
4 127 (2.65%) Manufacturing
5 126 (2.63%) Military
6 112 (2.34%) Electronics
7 104 (2.17%) Retail
8 96 (2.01%) Law
9 63 (1.32%) Aerospace
10 56 (1.17%) Legal
11 48 (1.00%) Advertising
12 40 (0.84%) Banking
12 40 (0.84%) Games
13 32 (0.67%) Local Government
14 30 (0.63%) Financial Institution
15 24 (0.50%) Billing
16 19 (0.40%) Publishing
17 16 (0.33%) Back Office
18 10 (0.21%) Automotive
19 8 (0.17%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 647 (13.52%) Developer
2 595 (12.44%) Analyst
3 572 (11.96%) Architect
4 422 (8.82%) Consultant
5 351 (7.34%) Software Engineer
6 208 (4.35%) Network Engineer
7 204 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
8 193 (4.03%) Project Manager
9 192 (4.01%) Java Developer
10 176 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 145 (3.03%) Tester
12 132 (2.76%) Systems Engineer
13 122 (2.55%) Test Engineer
14 121 (2.53%) Business Analyst
15 119 (2.49%) C++ Software Engineer
16 112 (2.34%) Software Developer
17 108 (2.26%) Support Engineer
18 105 (2.19%) Java Engineer
19 104 (2.17%) Security Consultant
20 97 (2.03%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 344 (7.19%) .NET
2 257 (5.37%) HTML
3 218 (4.56%) Web Services
4 203 (4.24%) AngularJS
4 203 (4.24%) Spring
5 196 (4.10%) XML
6 185 (3.87%) CSS
7 177 (3.70%) ASP.NET
8 142 (2.97%) REST
9 138 (2.88%) Node.js
10 131 (2.74%) .NET Framework
11 125 (2.61%) Java EE
12 112 (2.34%) Hibernate
13 91 (1.90%) Middleware
14 89 (1.86%) HTML5
15 84 (1.76%) React
15 84 (1.76%) SOAP
16 79 (1.65%) Django
17 78 (1.63%) J2EE
18 77 (1.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 506 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
2 256 (5.35%) Self-Motivation
3 248 (5.18%) Computer Science
4 240 (5.02%) Management Information System
5 156 (3.26%) Data Centre
6 103 (2.15%) Driving Licence
7 99 (2.07%) User Experience
8 66 (1.38%) PKI
9 59 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
10 54 (1.13%) Embedded Systems
11 51 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
12 42 (0.88%) Public Cloud
13 41 (0.86%) Client/Server
13 41 (0.86%) Clustering
14 36 (0.75%) Reference Data
15 34 (0.71%) Blackberry
16 33 (0.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 32 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
17 32 (0.67%) PMI
17 32 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 969 (20.26%) Windows
2 760 (15.89%) Linux
3 311 (6.50%) Windows Server
4 195 (4.08%) Unix
5 190 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 169 (3.53%) Windows 7
6 169 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 149 (3.11%) Android
8 142 (2.97%) Windows 10
9 133 (2.78%) Apple iOS
10 96 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 70 (1.46%) CentOS
12 53 (1.11%) Mac OS X
13 39 (0.82%) Windows 8
14 32 (0.67%) Ubuntu
15 29 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
15 29 (0.61%) Windows XP
16 25 (0.52%) Solaris
17 19 (0.40%) SUSE
18 15 (0.31%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,536 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
2 801 (16.74%) ITIL
3 675 (14.11%) Software Engineering
4 527 (11.02%) Cybersecurity
5 498 (10.41%) Project Management
6 493 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
7 467 (9.76%) Scrum
8 447 (9.34%) Test Automation
9 443 (9.26%) DevOps
10 375 (7.84%) TDD
11 368 (7.69%) Service Delivery
12 358 (7.48%) Service Management
13 349 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
14 344 (7.19%) Information Security
15 340 (7.11%) UML
16 293 (6.12%) Systems Engineering
17 275 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
18 269 (5.62%) Analytics
19 259 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
20 258 (5.39%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 889 (18.58%) Java
2 836 (17.47%) C
3 621 (12.98%) SQL
4 617 (12.90%) Python
5 562 (11.75%) C#
6 539 (11.27%) C++
7 496 (10.37%) JavaScript
8 290 (6.06%) PowerShell
9 191 (3.99%) Bash Shell
10 104 (2.17%) Ruby
11 101 (2.11%) PL/SQL
12 83 (1.73%) PHP
13 69 (1.44%) Objective-C
14 66 (1.38%) Shell Script
15 57 (1.19%) T-SQL
16 54 (1.13%) ABAP
17 49 (1.02%) Perl
18 48 (1.00%) Java 8
19 46 (0.96%) Scala
20 34 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 2,815 (58.84%) SC Cleared
2 1,165 (24.35%) DV Cleared
3 731 (15.28%) Degree
4 299 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 215 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 209 (4.37%) CISSP
7 194 (4.06%) CCNA
8 165 (3.45%) MCSE
9 145 (3.03%) CCNP
10 95 (1.99%) CISM
11 93 (1.94%) SANS
12 92 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
13 85 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
14 84 (1.76%) GIAC
15 81 (1.69%) ISEB
16 72 (1.51%) Network+ Certification
17 71 (1.48%) SSCP
18 67 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
19 65 (1.36%) ISTQB
20 63 (1.32%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 232 (4.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 200 (4.18%) SLA
3 156 (3.26%) GDPR
4 112 (2.34%) QA
5 109 (2.28%) Data Quality
6 65 (1.36%) PCI DSS
7 63 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 48 (1.00%) PMO
9 42 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 30 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 29 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 23 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 22 (0.46%) JSP 440
14 21 (0.44%) ISO 9001
15 14 (0.29%) GPG13
16 13 (0.27%) ECSS
17 12 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 15288
18 10 (0.21%) DO-178B
18 10 (0.21%) RMADS
19 9 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 450 (9.41%) Active Directory
2 353 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 271 (5.66%) Docker
4 114 (2.38%) Hyper-V
5 103 (2.15%) vSphere
6 89 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
7 72 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 69 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
9 48 (1.00%) VMware NSX
10 44 (0.92%) VirtualBox
11 41 (0.86%) Firmware
12 33 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
13 29 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
14 27 (0.56%) NFS
15 26 (0.54%) XenApp
16 24 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 24 (0.50%) Samba
17 19 (0.40%) XenDesktop
18 16 (0.33%) Xen
19 15 (0.31%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 223 (4.66%) SCCM
2 168 (3.51%) Puppet
3 164 (3.43%) Ansible
4 158 (3.30%) Kubernetes
5 73 (1.53%) Nagios
6 72 (1.51%) SCOM
7 68 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
8 64 (1.34%) Terraform
9 54 (1.13%) vRealize
10 51 (1.07%) Salt
10 51 (1.07%) vCenter Server
11 43 (0.90%) HP ALM
11 43 (0.90%) WSUS
12 37 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
13 25 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
14 23 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
15 19 (0.40%) Cisco LMS
15 19 (0.40%) Opsview
16 17 (0.36%) Nessus
17 16 (0.33%) Kibana
Vendors
1 964 (20.15%) Microsoft
2 457 (9.55%) VMware
3 376 (7.86%) Cisco
4 341 (7.13%) Oracle
5 265 (5.54%) SAP
6 144 (3.01%) Juniper
7 134 (2.80%) Citrix
8 129 (2.70%) HP
9 108 (2.26%) F5
10 97 (2.03%) Red Hat
11 93 (1.94%) Atlassian
12 89 (1.86%) CheckPoint
13 83 (1.73%) SolarWinds
14 71 (1.48%) EMC
15 66 (1.38%) Google
16 57 (1.19%) Dell
17 55 (1.15%) IBM
18 50 (1.05%) Fortinet
19 46 (0.96%) Remedy
20 45 (0.94%) Palo Alto