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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 81 99
Rank change year-on-year -25 +18  
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 2436 3018 3181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.91% 3.27% 3.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.81% 12.29% 11.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1691 2028 2340
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20630 24554 28463
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.63% 26.58% 27.38%
Number of salaries quoted 16168 20075 22743
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +1 765 £45,000 - 108
South West -1 591 £44,000 -2.22% 68
London -29 586 £55,000 -8.33% 85
North West -5 144 £37,500 -11.76% 22
East of England -52 134 £47,500 +11.76% 20
West Midlands -34 132 £51,500 +6.73% 29
Yorkshire -44 41 £53,750 +19.44% 10
East Midlands -43 33 £50,000 +39.86% 4
North East -2 13 £27,000 -35.71% 16
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 2749 (59.52%) SC Cleared
2 1192 (25.81%) DV Cleared
3 1040 (22.52%) Agile Software Development
4 1013 (21.93%) Java
5 1002 (21.69%) Windows
6 932 (20.18%) C
7 892 (19.31%) Linux
8 819 (17.73%) ITIL
9 789 (17.08%) Degree
10 764 (16.54%) Microsoft
11 718 (15.54%) Software Engineering
12 702 (15.20%) Cybersecurity
13 638 (13.81%) SQL
14 508 (11.00%) Python
15 469 (10.15%) C#
16 466 (10.09%) VMware
17 464 (10.05%) Firewall
18 455 (9.85%) C++
19 453 (9.81%) JavaScript
20 449 (9.72%) Finance
21 422 (9.14%) Oracle
22 421 (9.11%) Information Security
22 421 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
23 403 (8.72%) Active Directory
24 402 (8.70%) Unix
25 398 (8.62%) Test Automation
26 396 (8.57%) Cisco
27 388 (8.40%) Project Management
28 350 (7.58%) HTML
29 349 (7.56%) 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
1 155 (3.36%) WebLogic
2 150 (3.25%) SharePoint
3 141 (3.05%) Apache
4 133 (2.88%) JBoss
5 112 (2.42%) Tomcat
6 81 (1.75%) MS Exchange
7 74 (1.60%) Confluence
8 71 (1.54%) Apache Spark
9 70 (1.52%) IIS
10 59 (1.28%) Skype for Business
11 54 (1.17%) WebSphere
12 52 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
13 49 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 35 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
15 32 (0.69%) Alfresco
15 32 (0.69%) Apache Pig
15 32 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
16 30 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
17 25 (0.54%) Documentum
17 25 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 225 (4.87%) Microsoft Office
2 122 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 63 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
4 51 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 39 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 27 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 23 (0.50%) SPSS
8 16 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
9 13 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
10 12 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 7 (0.15%) Photoshop
12 6 (0.13%) Simulink
13 5 (0.11%) InfoPath
14 3 (0.065%) Acrobat
14 3 (0.065%) AutoCAD
15 2 (0.043%) Windchill
16 1 (0.022%) 3ds Max
16 1 (0.022%) Adobe Captivate
16 1 (0.022%) Maya
16 1 (0.022%) Stata
Business Applications
1 63 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 38 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
3 22 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 19 (0.41%) Remedy AR System
5 18 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
5 18 (0.39%) SAP FI
6 16 (0.35%) SAP CO
6 16 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
7 13 (0.28%) assyst
7 13 (0.28%) SAP InfiniteInsight
8 10 (0.22%) Sentinel
9 9 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
10 8 (0.17%) SAP PS
11 7 (0.15%) Maximo
11 7 (0.15%) SAP BPC
12 6 (0.13%) iTrent
12 6 (0.13%) ResourceLink
12 6 (0.13%) SAP GTS
13 5 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 171 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 169 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (2.32%) Office 365
4 78 (1.69%) SaaS
5 56 (1.21%) PaaS
6 50 (1.08%) GitHub
7 49 (1.06%) IaaS
8 48 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (0.45%) Amazon S3
9 21 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
10 17 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (0.22%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 8 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
13 7 (0.15%) Boomi
13 7 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.15%) G Suite
14 5 (0.11%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 5 (0.11%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.087%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.087%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 464 (10.05%) Firewall
2 262 (5.67%) TCP/IP
3 250 (5.41%) DNS
4 237 (5.13%) LAN
5 224 (4.85%) WAN
6 174 (3.77%) DHCP
7 150 (3.25%) Network Security
8 141 (3.05%) Internet
9 117 (2.53%) HTTP
10 116 (2.51%) VPN
11 105 (2.27%) SSL
12 99 (2.14%) BGP
12 99 (2.14%) Wireless
13 93 (2.01%) OSPF
14 83 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
15 77 (1.67%) SMTP
16 73 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
17 72 (1.56%) MPLS
17 72 (1.56%) Wireshark
18 71 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 349 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 214 (4.63%) Big Data
3 192 (4.16%) Hadoop
4 143 (3.10%) MongoDB
5 133 (2.88%) Relational Database
6 104 (2.25%) MySQL
7 101 (2.19%) NoSQL
8 71 (1.54%) Oracle Database
9 65 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
10 62 (1.34%) RDBMS
11 52 (1.13%) GIS
12 51 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
12 51 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
12 51 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
13 48 (1.04%) Apache Hive
13 48 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 47 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
15 39 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
15 39 (0.84%) QlikView
16 32 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 251 (5.43%) Jenkins
2 237 (5.13%) Selenium
3 198 (4.29%) JIRA
4 136 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 125 (2.71%) JUnit
6 123 (2.66%) Cucumber
7 116 (2.51%) Maven
8 115 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 114 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 88 (1.91%) Visual Studio
11 84 (1.82%) LoadRunner
12 65 (1.41%) JMeter
13 64 (1.39%) Eclipse
14 55 (1.19%) Rational DOORS
15 49 (1.06%) Subversion
16 47 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
17 42 (0.91%) Bitbucket
18 41 (0.89%) IntelliJ
19 37 (0.80%) EasyMock
20 36 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 449 (9.72%) Finance
2 316 (6.84%) Telecoms
3 169 (3.66%) Marketing
4 161 (3.49%) Manufacturing
5 144 (3.12%) Electronics
6 132 (2.86%) Military
7 78 (1.69%) Aerospace
8 77 (1.67%) Legal
9 48 (1.04%) Law
10 43 (0.93%) Retail
11 39 (0.84%) Local Government
12 38 (0.82%) Games
13 29 (0.63%) Banking
14 23 (0.50%) Publishing
15 21 (0.45%) Multimedia
16 16 (0.35%) Advertising
17 14 (0.30%) Back Office
18 13 (0.28%) Automotive
18 13 (0.28%) Avionics
19 12 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 659 (14.27%) Developer
2 513 (11.11%) Analyst
3 475 (10.28%) Consultant
4 338 (7.32%) Software Engineer
5 329 (7.12%) Architect
6 271 (5.87%) Network Engineer
7 217 (4.70%) Support Engineer
8 183 (3.96%) Software Developer
9 177 (3.83%) Java Developer
10 167 (3.62%) Systems Engineer
11 157 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 152 (3.29%) Java Engineer
13 148 (3.20%) Administrator
14 147 (3.18%) Java Software Engineer
15 142 (3.07%) Tester
16 141 (3.05%) Project Manager
17 122 (2.64%) Test Engineer
18 106 (2.29%) .NET Developer
19 102 (2.21%) IT Engineer
20 98 (2.12%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (7.58%) HTML
2 316 (6.84%) Web Services
3 313 (6.78%) .NET
4 194 (4.20%) CSS
5 183 (3.96%) Spring
6 149 (3.23%) J2EE
7 141 (3.05%) XML
8 127 (2.75%) ASP.NET
9 126 (2.73%) SOAP
10 123 (2.66%) AngularJS
11 118 (2.55%) HTML5
12 109 (2.36%) REST
13 105 (2.27%) Java EE
14 96 (2.08%) RESTful
15 88 (1.91%) .NET Framework
16 82 (1.78%) jQuery
17 81 (1.75%) JSON
18 78 (1.69%) Node.js
19 77 (1.67%) Middleware
20 70 (1.52%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 421 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 288 (6.24%) Computer Science
3 259 (5.61%) Management Information System
4 190 (4.11%) Data Centre
5 106 (2.29%) User Experience
6 101 (2.19%) Driving Licence
7 87 (1.88%) CESG
8 78 (1.69%) PKI
9 69 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
10 65 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
11 61 (1.32%) Cybercrime
12 54 (1.17%) Mobile App
13 53 (1.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 47 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
15 45 (0.97%) Algorithms
15 45 (0.97%) Clustering
15 45 (0.97%) Public Cloud
16 44 (0.95%) Cyber Defence
16 44 (0.95%) Smartphone
17 43 (0.93%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 1002 (21.69%) Windows
2 892 (19.31%) Linux
3 402 (8.70%) Unix
4 262 (5.67%) Windows Server
5 134 (2.90%) Android
6 131 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 130 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 118 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 112 (2.42%) Windows 7
10 100 (2.16%) CentOS
11 87 (1.88%) Apple iOS
12 79 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 70 (1.52%) Solaris
14 67 (1.45%) Windows 10
15 55 (1.19%) VxWorks
16 38 (0.82%) AIX
17 33 (0.71%) Mac OS X
18 29 (0.63%) Windows 8
19 25 (0.54%) Ubuntu
20 22 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1040 (22.52%) Agile Software Development
2 819 (17.73%) ITIL
3 718 (15.54%) Software Engineering
4 702 (15.20%) Cybersecurity
5 421 (9.11%) Information Security
6 398 (8.62%) Test Automation
7 388 (8.40%) Project Management
8 348 (7.53%) DevOps
9 347 (7.51%) Scrum
10 321 (6.95%) Continuous Integration
11 312 (6.75%) Mentoring
12 292 (6.32%) Service Delivery
13 266 (5.76%) Service Management
14 258 (5.59%) SDLC
15 256 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
16 244 (5.28%) Open Source
17 229 (4.96%) TDD
18 208 (4.50%) Analytics
19 201 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
20 196 (4.24%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 1013 (21.93%) Java
2 932 (20.18%) C
3 638 (13.81%) SQL
4 508 (11.00%) Python
5 469 (10.15%) C#
6 455 (9.85%) C++
7 453 (9.81%) JavaScript
8 197 (4.26%) PowerShell
9 176 (3.81%) Ruby
10 130 (2.81%) Bash Shell
11 129 (2.79%) Shell Script
12 116 (2.51%) Scala
13 96 (2.08%) PL/SQL
14 88 (1.91%) Perl
15 70 (1.52%) VB
16 67 (1.45%) PHP
17 55 (1.19%) Go
18 46 (1.00%) VBA
19 43 (0.93%) R
20 39 (0.84%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2749 (59.52%) SC Cleared
2 1192 (25.81%) DV Cleared
3 789 (17.08%) Degree
4 316 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
5 247 (5.35%) CISSP
6 194 (4.20%) CCNA
7 172 (3.72%) ISTQB
8 145 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 144 (3.12%) CCNP
9 144 (3.12%) ISEB
10 131 (2.84%) CISM
11 111 (2.40%) SANS
12 110 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
13 101 (2.19%) CESG Certified Professional
14 96 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
15 93 (2.01%) CREST Certified
16 88 (1.91%) GIAC
16 88 (1.91%) MCSE
17 86 (1.86%) CEH
18 66 (1.43%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 259 (5.61%) SLA
2 146 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 50 (1.08%) QA
5 46 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
6 39 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
6 39 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 34 (0.74%) PMO
8 33 (0.71%) COBIT
9 27 (0.58%) Data Quality
10 26 (0.56%) Def Stans
11 24 (0.52%) ISO 9001
12 22 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 22 (0.48%) RMADS
13 21 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 20 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 19 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 15288
16 18 (0.39%) JSP 440
17 17 (0.37%) DO-178B
18 12 (0.26%) GPG13
System Software
1 403 (8.72%) Active Directory
2 342 (7.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (2.66%) Hyper-V
4 97 (2.10%) vSphere
5 77 (1.67%) Docker
6 67 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
7 65 (1.41%) Snort
8 49 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
9 35 (0.76%) Firmware
10 26 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
11 23 (0.50%) Dovecot
12 16 (0.35%) XenApp
13 15 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
13 15 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
14 12 (0.26%) KVM
14 12 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
15 11 (0.24%) ISA Server
16 10 (0.22%) Apache Flume
16 10 (0.22%) XenDesktop
17 9 (0.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 149 (3.23%) Puppet
2 142 (3.07%) SCCM
3 106 (2.29%) Ansible
4 84 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
5 51 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
5 51 (1.10%) Nagios
6 48 (1.04%) NetBackup
7 42 (0.91%) vCenter Server
8 41 (0.89%) SCOM
9 36 (0.78%) ZABBIX
10 34 (0.74%) Nessus
11 33 (0.71%) Nmap
12 25 (0.54%) SCOrch
13 23 (0.50%) Backup Exec
14 22 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
15 20 (0.43%) Terraform
16 19 (0.41%) Kubernetes
16 19 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 19 (0.41%) WSUS
17 18 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 764 (16.54%) Microsoft
2 466 (10.09%) VMware
3 422 (9.14%) Oracle
4 396 (8.57%) Cisco
5 250 (5.41%) Juniper
6 211 (4.57%) HP
7 168 (3.64%) Red Hat
7 168 (3.64%) SAP
8 94 (2.04%) IBM
9 91 (1.97%) Citrix
10 88 (1.91%) F5
11 86 (1.86%) EMC
12 80 (1.73%) CheckPoint
13 72 (1.56%) LogRhythm
14 65 (1.41%) Remedy
15 58 (1.26%) ArcSight
15 58 (1.26%) Palo Alto
16 51 (1.10%) McAfee
17 45 (0.97%) Dell
18 43 (0.93%) Google
Oldham, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 50k per year + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £70k per year + Car Allowance & Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37700 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £75k per year + Car allowance & Bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £75k per year + Car allowance & Bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Empiric
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 70,000 + excellent benefits and training
Posted: 15 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £18,000 - £23,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: £96,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £18k per year + Healthcare,Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Alpha IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + security clearance
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 80,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: Yesterday