Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 79 100
Rank change year-on-year -44 +21 -23
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4503 6098 5933
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.67% 3.41% 2.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.14% 13.08% 10.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3049 4303 4618
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,250 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,750
% change year-on-year -2.63% +3.83% -3.68%

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 40419 46620 56282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.95% 26.11% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 31288 37668 45222
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -20 1353 £47,500 - 79
South West -6 1082 £42,500 - 40
London -51 917 £55,000 -4.35% 121
Midlands -9 482 £55,000 +22.22% 37
North of England -45 420 £42,500 - 37
West Midlands -3 352 £55,000 +15.79% 25
East of England -30 269 £45,000 +5.88% 32
North West -73 232 £45,000 +5.88% 19
East Midlands -6 131 £52,500 +23.53% 11
Yorkshire +9 116 £40,000 -5.88% 15
North East -9 74 £50,491 +20.22% 3
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 2711 (60.20%) SC Cleared
2 1234 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
3 1078 (23.94%) DV Cleared
4 971 (21.56%) ITIL
5 954 (21.19%) Windows
6 865 (19.21%) Microsoft
7 843 (18.72%) Java
8 815 (18.10%) Linux
9 774 (17.19%) Degree
10 773 (17.17%) C
11 575 (12.77%) Finance
12 558 (12.39%) SQL
13 557 (12.37%) Software Engineering
14 513 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
15 499 (11.08%) VMware
16 482 (10.70%) Python
17 464 (10.30%) Cybersecurity
18 415 (9.22%) JavaScript
19 414 (9.19%) Firewall
20 409 (9.08%) SQL Server
21 406 (9.02%) Active Directory
22 394 (8.75%) Oracle
23 393 (8.73%) C#
24 387 (8.59%) Cisco
25 384 (8.53%) DevOps
26 376 (8.35%) Service Management
27 373 (8.28%) Information Security
28 367 (8.15%) Project Management
29 356 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
30 348 (7.73%) Service Delivery

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
1 233 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 128 (2.84%) Apache
3 106 (2.35%) Apache Spark
4 94 (2.09%) IIS
4 94 (2.09%) Tomcat
5 87 (1.93%) MS Exchange
6 86 (1.91%) Confluence
7 79 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
8 78 (1.73%) JBoss
9 71 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
10 58 (1.29%) WebLogic
11 56 (1.24%) Skype for Business
12 48 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
13 43 (0.95%) OpenStack
13 43 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
14 42 (0.93%) Documentum
15 39 (0.87%) CMS
16 29 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
16 29 (0.64%) WebSphere
17 28 (0.62%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 298 (6.62%) Microsoft Office
2 112 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 67 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
4 33 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
5 32 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (0.40%) Simulink
7 15 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 15 (0.33%) MS Visio
7 15 (0.33%) SPSS
8 14 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 9 (0.20%) InfoPath
9 9 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.11%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.089%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.067%) Camtasia
12 3 (0.067%) GIMP
12 3 (0.067%) Mathcad
13 2 (0.044%) OrCAD
13 2 (0.044%) Siemens NX
14 1 (0.022%) Blender
Business Applications
1 75 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 34 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 28 (0.62%) SAP FI
4 27 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
5 23 (0.51%) SAP CO
5 23 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
6 18 (0.40%) Teamcenter
7 15 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
8 14 (0.31%) assyst
9 12 (0.27%) Maximo
10 11 (0.24%) SAP HCM
11 10 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 10 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
12 8 (0.18%) SAP MM
12 8 (0.18%) SAP PP
13 7 (0.16%) PeopleSoft HCM
13 7 (0.16%) SAP BPC
14 6 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
14 6 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 6 (0.13%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 232 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 196 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 106 (2.35%) Office 365
4 55 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
5 38 (0.84%) OpenShift
6 36 (0.80%) Amazon S3
7 33 (0.73%) GitHub
7 33 (0.73%) SaaS
8 30 (0.67%) PaaS
9 25 (0.56%) IaaS
10 21 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
11 19 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
12 16 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 15 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
13 15 (0.33%) Serverless
13 15 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
14 14 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
15 8 (0.18%) npm
16 7 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
17 4 (0.089%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 414 (9.19%) Firewall
2 272 (6.04%) TCP/IP
3 220 (4.89%) WAN
4 214 (4.75%) LAN
5 211 (4.69%) DNS
6 208 (4.62%) Network Security
7 142 (3.15%) Internet
8 134 (2.98%) DHCP
9 126 (2.80%) VPN
10 107 (2.38%) Wireless
11 93 (2.07%) BGP
11 93 (2.07%) HTTP
12 92 (2.04%) SAN
13 90 (2.00%) SSL
14 88 (1.95%) Cisco Nexus
15 80 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
16 72 (1.60%) Wireshark
17 69 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
18 67 (1.49%) OSPF
18 67 (1.49%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 409 (9.08%) SQL Server
2 249 (5.53%) Hadoop
3 229 (5.09%) Big Data
4 132 (2.93%) MySQL
5 127 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
6 126 (2.80%) Relational Database
7 118 (2.62%) NoSQL
8 92 (2.04%) MongoDB
9 82 (1.82%) Oracle Database
10 68 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 65 (1.44%) RDBMS
12 61 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
13 58 (1.29%) SAP BW
14 57 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
15 56 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
16 54 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
16 54 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 48 (1.07%) Apache Hive
18 39 (0.87%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
19 37 (0.82%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 221 (4.91%) Jenkins
2 201 (4.46%) JIRA
3 200 (4.44%) Git (software)
4 132 (2.93%) Selenium
5 130 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 106 (2.35%) Subversion
7 101 (2.24%) Maven
8 74 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 74 (1.64%) Visual Studio
9 63 (1.40%) Cucumber
10 60 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
11 48 (1.07%) TeamCity
12 46 (1.02%) JUnit
13 38 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 33 (0.73%) Eclipse
14 33 (0.73%) JMeter
15 32 (0.71%) LoadRunner
16 26 (0.58%) Bitbucket
16 26 (0.58%) Jasmine
16 26 (0.58%) SoapUI
General
1 575 (12.77%) Finance
2 228 (5.06%) Telecoms
3 204 (4.53%) Manufacturing
4 198 (4.40%) Military
5 149 (3.31%) Electronics
6 128 (2.84%) Marketing
7 80 (1.78%) Aerospace
8 67 (1.49%) Law
9 65 (1.44%) Legal
10 51 (1.13%) Games
11 40 (0.89%) Retail
12 37 (0.82%) Publishing
13 33 (0.73%) Advertising
13 33 (0.73%) Billing
14 31 (0.69%) Multimedia
15 25 (0.56%) Local Government
16 23 (0.51%) Banking
17 20 (0.44%) Back Office
18 14 (0.31%) Automotive
19 12 (0.27%) Vietnamese Language
Job Titles
1 670 (14.88%) Analyst
2 666 (14.79%) Developer
3 442 (9.82%) Consultant
4 370 (8.22%) Architect
5 261 (5.80%) Software Engineer
6 231 (5.13%) Java Developer
7 211 (4.69%) Network Engineer
8 150 (3.33%) Support Engineer
9 149 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
10 140 (3.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 140 (3.11%) Project Manager
11 125 (2.78%) Administrator
12 121 (2.69%) Tester
13 113 (2.51%) Java Engineer
14 112 (2.49%) Security Analyst
15 111 (2.47%) Support Analyst
16 110 (2.44%) Applications Support
16 110 (2.44%) Security Consultant
17 109 (2.42%) Service Analyst
18 104 (2.31%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (7.71%) .NET
2 317 (7.04%) HTML
3 274 (6.08%) Web Services
4 202 (4.49%) CSS
4 202 (4.49%) Spring
5 191 (4.24%) AngularJS
6 174 (3.86%) REST
7 142 (3.15%) HTML5
8 139 (3.09%) XML
9 130 (2.89%) SOAP
10 123 (2.73%) jQuery
11 107 (2.38%) Middleware
12 101 (2.24%) Hibernate
13 98 (2.18%) J2EE
14 93 (2.07%) Node.js
15 90 (2.00%) .NET Framework
16 87 (1.93%) ASP.NET
17 82 (1.82%) Java EE
18 72 (1.60%) CSS3
19 64 (1.42%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 513 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 332 (7.37%) Management Information System
3 281 (6.24%) Computer Science
4 195 (4.33%) Data Centre
5 114 (2.53%) User Experience
6 98 (2.18%) CESG
7 96 (2.13%) PKI
8 92 (2.04%) Driving Licence
9 80 (1.78%) Cyberthreat
10 69 (1.53%) Security Operations Centre
11 64 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
12 59 (1.31%) Algorithms
13 56 (1.24%) Public Cloud
14 50 (1.11%) Smart Meter
15 44 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 44 (0.98%) Replication
16 41 (0.91%) Mobile App
17 36 (0.80%) e-Learning
17 36 (0.80%) Fat Client
17 36 (0.80%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 954 (21.19%) Windows
2 815 (18.10%) Linux
3 308 (6.84%) Unix
4 267 (5.93%) Windows Server
5 198 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 143 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 121 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 117 (2.60%) Windows 7
9 102 (2.27%) Windows 10
10 94 (2.09%) CentOS
11 61 (1.35%) Android
12 55 (1.22%) Apple iOS
13 42 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
14 38 (0.84%) Windows XP
15 24 (0.53%) Solaris
16 22 (0.49%) VxWorks
17 21 (0.47%) Ubuntu
18 18 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
19 14 (0.31%) AIX
20 13 (0.29%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1234 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
2 971 (21.56%) ITIL
3 557 (12.37%) Software Engineering
4 464 (10.30%) Cybersecurity
5 384 (8.53%) DevOps
6 376 (8.35%) Service Management
7 373 (8.28%) Information Security
8 367 (8.15%) Project Management
9 348 (7.73%) Service Delivery
10 347 (7.71%) Scrum
11 336 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
12 332 (7.37%) Test Automation
13 314 (6.97%) Mentoring
13 314 (6.97%) SDLC
14 300 (6.66%) Continuous Integration
15 270 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
16 253 (5.62%) ITSM
17 244 (5.42%) Open Source
18 240 (5.33%) TDD
18 240 (5.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 843 (18.72%) Java
2 773 (17.17%) C
3 558 (12.39%) SQL
4 482 (10.70%) Python
5 415 (9.22%) JavaScript
6 393 (8.73%) C#
7 338 (7.51%) C++
8 241 (5.35%) PowerShell
9 172 (3.82%) Bash Shell
10 138 (3.06%) Ruby
11 135 (3.00%) PHP
12 113 (2.51%) Perl
13 94 (2.09%) PL/SQL
14 93 (2.07%) Shell Script
15 86 (1.91%) Scala
16 55 (1.22%) MATLAB
17 53 (1.18%) VB
18 49 (1.09%) R
19 36 (0.80%) VBScript
20 35 (0.78%) Ada
Qualifications
1 2711 (60.20%) SC Cleared
2 1078 (23.94%) DV Cleared
3 774 (17.19%) Degree
4 345 (7.66%) Cisco Certification
5 228 (5.06%) CISSP
6 198 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 189 (4.20%) CCNA
8 171 (3.80%) CCNP
9 129 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
10 106 (2.35%) CESG Certified Professional
11 97 (2.15%) CISM
12 95 (2.11%) CREST Certified
13 88 (1.95%) MCSE
14 75 (1.67%) ISTQB
15 74 (1.64%) MCP
16 70 (1.55%) SANS
17 69 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 65 (1.44%) ISEB
19 60 (1.33%) GIAC
20 57 (1.27%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 289 (6.42%) SLA
2 164 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 68 (1.51%) GDPR
4 61 (1.35%) PMO
5 57 (1.27%) QA
6 51 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
7 48 (1.07%) Data Quality
8 45 (1.00%) PCI DSS
9 41 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 38 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 33 (0.73%) RMADS
12 29 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
13 27 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 22 (0.49%) ISO 9001
15 20 (0.44%) JSP 440
16 19 (0.42%) DO-178B
17 16 (0.36%) COBIT
18 15 (0.33%) Def Stans
18 15 (0.33%) DO-254
19 13 (0.29%) MISRA
System Software
1 406 (9.02%) Active Directory
2 356 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (4.00%) Docker
4 137 (3.04%) Hyper-V
5 111 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
6 87 (1.93%) vSphere
7 56 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
8 33 (0.73%) Snort
8 33 (0.73%) VMware NSX
9 31 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
10 30 (0.67%) Firmware
11 28 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
12 27 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
13 26 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
14 21 (0.47%) NFS
14 21 (0.47%) vCloud
15 20 (0.44%) Apache Flume
16 19 (0.42%) Samba
17 16 (0.36%) BitLocker
18 12 (0.27%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 239 (5.31%) Puppet
2 158 (3.51%) Ansible
3 119 (2.64%) SCCM
4 101 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
5 61 (1.35%) Kubernetes
6 60 (1.33%) Nagios
7 56 (1.24%) Terraform
8 50 (1.11%) SCOM
9 48 (1.07%) vCenter Server
10 40 (0.89%) Opsview
11 38 (0.84%) Cisco LMS
12 32 (0.71%) NetBackup
12 32 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 31 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
13 31 (0.69%) Nessus
14 25 (0.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 22 (0.49%) Data Guard
15 22 (0.49%) SCVMM
16 21 (0.47%) ZABBIX
17 19 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 865 (19.21%) Microsoft
2 499 (11.08%) VMware
3 394 (8.75%) Oracle
4 387 (8.59%) Cisco
5 236 (5.24%) SAP
6 169 (3.75%) HP
6 169 (3.75%) Juniper
7 139 (3.09%) Citrix
8 127 (2.82%) Red Hat
9 105 (2.33%) Remedy
10 81 (1.80%) EMC
11 80 (1.78%) F5
12 68 (1.51%) CheckPoint
13 66 (1.47%) Splunk
14 62 (1.38%) Dell
14 62 (1.38%) Palo Alto
15 61 (1.35%) IBM
15 61 (1.35%) McAfee
16 56 (1.24%) ArcSight
17 51 (1.13%) Atlassian