Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 107 86
Rank change year-on-year -14 -21 +4
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4,457 4,468 5,999
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.77% 2.81% 3.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.71% 11.27% 11.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2,706 3,125 4,245
England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £26,850
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% -5.26% -1.04%

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 38,057 39,635 52,086
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.68% 24.89% 27.57%
Number of salaries quoted 28,994 31,302 42,290
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -12 1,280 £45,000 -4.76% 214
South West +1 1,175 £45,000 +7.14% 164
London -3 936 £55,000 - 233
North of England -6 397 £37,500 -6.25% 109
Midlands +12 375 £52,500 +10.53% 83
West Midlands +63 308 £55,000 +22.22% 58
North West -14 286 £37,500 - 53
East of England +8 279 £45,000 -1.37% 112
Yorkshire +22 99 £40,000 -11.11% 37
East Midlands -57 64 £35,000 -27.08% 25
North East -20 12 £65,000 +140.74% 19
South Coast - 3 - -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2,572 (57.71%) SC Cleared
2 1,206 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
3 1,027 (23.04%) Windows
4 1,024 (22.98%) DV Cleared
5 938 (21.05%) C
6 888 (19.92%) ITIL
7 852 (19.12%) Microsoft
8 754 (16.92%) Java
9 712 (15.97%) Linux
10 697 (15.64%) Degree
11 631 (14.16%) Software Engineering
12 585 (13.13%) SQL
13 565 (12.68%) Python
14 550 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
15 526 (11.80%) Finance
16 491 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
17 489 (10.97%) Active Directory
18 486 (10.90%) C#
19 471 (10.57%) Cybersecurity
20 451 (10.12%) VMware
21 437 (9.80%) Service Delivery
22 419 (9.40%) Firewall
23 413 (9.27%) JavaScript
24 411 (9.22%) DevOps
25 410 (9.20%) Project Management
26 404 (9.06%) C++
27 402 (9.02%) Cisco
28 390 (8.75%) Service Management
29 387 (8.68%) Continuous Integration
30 356 (7.99%) 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
1 240 (5.38%) SharePoint
2 119 (2.67%) Confluence
3 115 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
4 86 (1.93%) Apache Spark
5 71 (1.59%) MS Exchange
6 67 (1.50%) Skype for Business
7 53 (1.19%) Apache
8 48 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
9 43 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
9 43 (0.96%) JBoss
10 39 (0.88%) IIS
11 33 (0.74%) WebSphere
12 30 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
13 25 (0.56%) Apache Solr
14 23 (0.52%) Tomcat
15 21 (0.47%) OpenStack
16 20 (0.45%) Apache Pig
16 20 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
17 19 (0.43%) WebLogic
18 18 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 291 (6.53%) Microsoft Office
2 113 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 64 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 60 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 59 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
6 52 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
7 11 (0.25%) Simulink
8 10 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 8 (0.18%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.090%) GIMP
11 2 (0.045%) FrameMaker
11 2 (0.045%) InDesign
11 2 (0.045%) SPSS
12 1 (0.022%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.022%) Stata
Business Applications
1 52 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
2 50 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 48 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
4 26 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
5 20 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
6 10 (0.22%) SAP ERP
7 6 (0.13%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.13%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.11%) SAP HCM
9 4 (0.090%) Primavera
9 4 (0.090%) SAP PS
9 4 (0.090%) SAP WM
10 3 (0.067%) assyst
10 3 (0.067%) Sentinel
10 3 (0.067%) Teamcenter
11 2 (0.045%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 339 (7.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 288 (6.46%) Amazon AWS
3 153 (3.43%) Office 365
4 85 (1.91%) PaaS
5 70 (1.57%) IaaS
6 46 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
7 40 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 37 (0.83%) SaaS
9 30 (0.67%) OpenShift
10 28 (0.63%) Serverless
11 27 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
12 25 (0.56%) Slack
13 21 (0.47%) Amazon S3
13 21 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
14 16 (0.36%) Boomi
14 16 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
15 13 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
15 13 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
16 11 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
17 10 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 419 (9.40%) Firewall
2 247 (5.54%) Network Security
3 196 (4.40%) LAN
4 184 (4.13%) DNS
5 178 (3.99%) TCP/IP
6 176 (3.95%) WAN
7 122 (2.74%) DHCP
8 89 (2.00%) Internet
9 88 (1.97%) Wireless
10 80 (1.79%) VPN
11 75 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
12 72 (1.62%) Intrusion Detection
13 69 (1.55%) Cisco Nexus
14 68 (1.53%) HTTP
15 67 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
16 61 (1.37%) VoIP
17 57 (1.28%) SMTP
18 56 (1.26%) VLAN
19 51 (1.14%) BGP
20 49 (1.10%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 356 (7.99%) SQL Server
2 168 (3.77%) Big Data
3 145 (3.25%) Hadoop
4 123 (2.76%) MySQL
5 99 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
6 94 (2.11%) NoSQL
7 88 (1.97%) MongoDB
8 78 (1.75%) Relational Database
9 77 (1.73%) Oracle Database
10 68 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
11 50 (1.12%) GIS
11 50 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 47 (1.05%) Apache Hive
13 45 (1.01%) RDBMS
14 44 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
15 41 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 39 (0.88%) Geospatial Data
17 34 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
18 31 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
19 30 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 241 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 240 (5.38%) JIRA
3 213 (4.78%) Jenkins
4 156 (3.50%) Selenium
5 118 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 111 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 111 (2.49%) Visual Studio
7 104 (2.33%) Cucumber
8 96 (2.15%) Subversion
9 85 (1.91%) Maven
10 54 (1.21%) JMeter
10 54 (1.21%) JUnit
11 50 (1.12%) SoapUI
12 49 (1.10%) Rational DOORS
13 48 (1.08%) Bitbucket
13 48 (1.08%) Jasmine
14 46 (1.03%) MSI
15 45 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 38 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
17 33 (0.74%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 526 (11.80%) Finance
2 169 (3.79%) Telecoms
3 153 (3.43%) Military
4 140 (3.14%) Manufacturing
4 140 (3.14%) Marketing
5 116 (2.60%) Retail
6 101 (2.27%) Electronics
7 86 (1.93%) Law
8 85 (1.91%) Legal
9 65 (1.46%) Aerospace
9 65 (1.46%) Publishing
10 42 (0.94%) Games
11 38 (0.85%) Advertising
12 30 (0.67%) Billing
13 20 (0.45%) Local Government
14 18 (0.40%) Banking
15 10 (0.22%) Back Office
16 6 (0.13%) Automotive
17 2 (0.045%) Financial Institution
18 1 (0.022%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 552 (12.39%) Developer
2 551 (12.36%) Analyst
3 456 (10.23%) Consultant
4 415 (9.31%) Architect
5 377 (8.46%) Software Engineer
6 211 (4.73%) Network Engineer
7 203 (4.55%) Java Developer
8 163 (3.66%) Project Manager
9 139 (3.12%) Support Engineer
9 139 (3.12%) Systems Engineer
10 135 (3.03%) Security Consultant
10 135 (3.03%) Tester
11 132 (2.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 122 (2.74%) Software Developer
13 109 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
14 106 (2.38%) Java Engineer
15 105 (2.36%) Business Analyst
16 95 (2.13%) Service Analyst
17 92 (2.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 92 (2.06%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (6.33%) .NET
2 281 (6.30%) HTML
3 223 (5.00%) AngularJS
4 216 (4.85%) Web Services
5 195 (4.38%) CSS
6 140 (3.14%) XML
7 139 (3.12%) REST
8 120 (2.69%) Spring
9 117 (2.63%) HTML5
10 109 (2.45%) Java EE
11 107 (2.40%) .NET Framework
12 95 (2.13%) ASP.NET
13 94 (2.11%) Hibernate
13 94 (2.11%) JSF
14 84 (1.88%) Node.js
15 80 (1.79%) jQuery
16 74 (1.66%) J2EE
17 71 (1.59%) Entity Framework
18 65 (1.46%) Django
19 62 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 550 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
2 288 (6.46%) Self-Motivation
3 279 (6.26%) Management Information System
4 199 (4.46%) Computer Science
5 177 (3.97%) Data Centre
6 106 (2.38%) Driving Licence
7 105 (2.36%) User Experience
8 69 (1.55%) PKI
9 59 (1.32%) CESG
10 56 (1.26%) Clustering
10 56 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
11 51 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
12 49 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 45 (1.01%) Fat Client
13 45 (1.01%) Thin Client
14 43 (0.96%) Public Cloud
15 41 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
15 41 (0.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 41 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
16 39 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,027 (23.04%) Windows
2 712 (15.97%) Linux
3 329 (7.38%) Windows Server
4 256 (5.74%) Unix
5 235 (5.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 204 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 188 (4.22%) Windows 7
8 173 (3.88%) Windows 10
9 85 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 79 (1.77%) CentOS
11 63 (1.41%) Android
12 50 (1.12%) Apple iOS
13 48 (1.08%) Mac OS X
14 32 (0.72%) Windows XP
15 30 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
16 23 (0.52%) Windows 8
17 22 (0.49%) Ubuntu
18 14 (0.31%) Solaris
19 11 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
19 11 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,206 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
2 888 (19.92%) ITIL
3 631 (14.16%) Software Engineering
4 491 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
5 471 (10.57%) Cybersecurity
6 437 (9.80%) Service Delivery
7 411 (9.22%) DevOps
8 410 (9.20%) Project Management
9 390 (8.75%) Service Management
10 387 (8.68%) Continuous Integration
11 353 (7.92%) Scrum
12 349 (7.83%) Information Security
13 338 (7.58%) TDD
13 338 (7.58%) Test Automation
14 326 (7.31%) SDLC
15 306 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
16 271 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
17 261 (5.86%) Mentoring
18 243 (5.45%) UML
19 236 (5.30%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 938 (21.05%) C
2 754 (16.92%) Java
3 585 (13.13%) SQL
4 565 (12.68%) Python
5 486 (10.90%) C#
6 413 (9.27%) JavaScript
7 404 (9.06%) C++
8 285 (6.39%) PowerShell
9 183 (4.11%) Bash Shell
10 148 (3.32%) PHP
10 148 (3.32%) Ruby
11 110 (2.47%) Perl
12 83 (1.86%) Scala
13 68 (1.53%) PL/SQL
14 60 (1.35%) Embedded C
15 53 (1.19%) T-SQL
16 50 (1.12%) Embedded C++
17 41 (0.92%) Shell Script
18 30 (0.67%) VB.NET
19 27 (0.61%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 2,572 (57.71%) SC Cleared
2 1,024 (22.98%) DV Cleared
3 697 (15.64%) Degree
4 335 (7.52%) Cisco Certification
5 211 (4.73%) CCNA
6 208 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 194 (4.35%) CISSP
8 138 (3.10%) CCNP
9 136 (3.05%) MCSE
10 97 (2.18%) CISM
11 74 (1.66%) ISTQB
12 68 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 62 (1.39%) CESG Certified Professional
13 62 (1.39%) ISEB
14 54 (1.21%) GIAC
15 53 (1.19%) APMP
15 53 (1.19%) SANS
16 52 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
17 48 (1.08%) CCIE
18 47 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 263 (5.90%) SLA
2 213 (4.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 121 (2.71%) QA
4 78 (1.75%) PCI DSS
5 62 (1.39%) GDPR
6 58 (1.30%) PMO
7 43 (0.96%) Data Quality
8 41 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
9 37 (0.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 37 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 35 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 28 (0.63%) ISO 9001
12 25 (0.56%) RMADS
13 23 (0.52%) JSP 440
14 20 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 18 (0.40%) MISRA
16 12 (0.27%) COBIT
17 11 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
18 9 (0.20%) ISO 22301
18 9 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 489 (10.97%) Active Directory
2 354 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 208 (4.67%) Docker
4 165 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 102 (2.29%) vSphere
6 61 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
7 56 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
8 54 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
9 45 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 35 (0.79%) VMware NSX
11 31 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
12 23 (0.52%) Apache Flume
13 21 (0.47%) BitLocker
13 21 (0.47%) HDFS
14 20 (0.45%) Snort
15 18 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 17 (0.38%) NFS
16 17 (0.38%) Samba
16 17 (0.38%) VirtualBox
16 17 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 216 (4.85%) SCCM
2 180 (4.04%) Puppet
3 121 (2.71%) Ansible
4 107 (2.40%) Kubernetes
5 94 (2.11%) SCOM
6 82 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
7 69 (1.55%) Nagios
8 54 (1.21%) Terraform
9 51 (1.14%) Cisco LMS
9 51 (1.14%) Opsview
10 42 (0.94%) SCVMM
11 40 (0.90%) Kibana
12 34 (0.76%) Cisco Prime
13 28 (0.63%) vCenter Server
14 27 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 24 (0.54%) HP ALM
16 21 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
16 21 (0.47%) WSUS
17 19 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
18 18 (0.40%) Salt
Vendors
1 852 (19.12%) Microsoft
2 451 (10.12%) VMware
3 402 (9.02%) Cisco
4 306 (6.87%) Oracle
5 178 (3.99%) Juniper
6 174 (3.90%) SAP
7 143 (3.21%) Citrix
8 140 (3.14%) HP
9 100 (2.24%) McAfee
9 100 (2.24%) Red Hat
10 94 (2.11%) F5
11 88 (1.97%) CheckPoint
12 79 (1.77%) Remedy
13 77 (1.73%) Google
14 76 (1.71%) IBM
15 68 (1.53%) Atlassian
16 67 (1.50%) Palo Alto
17 63 (1.41%) Dell
18 58 (1.30%) EMC
19 41 (0.92%) SolarWinds