Period
to 24 September 2019

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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
24 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 105 120
Rank change year-on-year +30 +15 -39
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4,955 4,692 4,520
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.81% 3.02% 2.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.02% 12.75% 11.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3,351 2,959 3,156
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +7.53% -2.11%
10th Percentile £30,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +7.53% -2.11%

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 30,930 36,808 40,065
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.76% 23.70% 24.44%
Number of salaries quoted 22,525 27,449 30,958
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 West +9 1,511 £50,000 +11.11% 292
South East +25 1,412 £55,000 +10.00% 321
London +51 1,061 £56,675 -5.54% 196
Midlands -4 389 £50,000 +6.38% 104
West Midlands +5 315 £50,000 - 91
East of England +76 292 £42,500 -29.17% 109
North of England -75 257 £50,000 +11.11% 97
North West -20 197 £51,871 +15.27% 56
East Midlands -13 72 £42,500 +18.06% 13
Yorkshire -73 47 £37,500 -16.67% 24
North East +4 13 £35,000 -31.37% 17
South Coast - 6 £60,000 -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 2019, 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 2,729 (55.08%) SC Cleared
2 1,503 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1,345 (27.14%) DV Cleared
4 946 (19.09%) Linux
5 941 (18.99%) Java
6 915 (18.47%) Windows
7 864 (17.44%) Public Sector
8 818 (16.51%) Microsoft
9 725 (14.63%) Cybersecurity
10 695 (14.03%) ITIL
11 694 (14.01%) Python
12 692 (13.97%) Degree
13 622 (12.55%) Software Engineering
14 607 (12.25%) C
15 559 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
16 550 (11.10%) SQL
16 550 (11.10%) Cisco
17 546 (11.02%) C++
18 535 (10.80%) DevOps
19 517 (10.43%) Finance
20 502 (10.13%) Active Directory
21 501 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
22 487 (9.83%) VMware
23 485 (9.79%) C#
24 454 (9.16%) Project Management
25 449 (9.06%) JavaScript
26 435 (8.78%) Azure
27 431 (8.70%) Firewall
28 409 (8.25%) AWS
29 392 (7.91%) Scrum

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
1 141 (2.85%) SharePoint
2 124 (2.50%) Confluence
3 105 (2.12%) Apache Spark
4 95 (1.92%) Apache
5 90 (1.82%) MS Exchange
6 64 (1.29%) JBoss
7 63 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
8 48 (0.97%) IIS
9 46 (0.93%) Skype for Business
10 36 (0.73%) Tomcat
11 33 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
12 28 (0.57%) WebSphere
13 25 (0.50%) nginx
13 25 (0.50%) OpenStack
14 24 (0.48%) WebLogic
15 21 (0.42%) Hyperledger
16 17 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
17 16 (0.32%) Jetty
18 15 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
19 13 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 193 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 63 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
4 32 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.20%) Simulink
8 7 (0.14%) Gephi
9 5 (0.10%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.10%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.061%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.040%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.040%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.040%) InVision
11 2 (0.040%) RoboHelp
11 2 (0.040%) Sketch
11 2 (0.040%) Windchill
12 1 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.020%) CATIA
12 1 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 20 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.34%) SAP CO
3 17 (0.34%) SAP FI
3 17 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
4 11 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
6 9 (0.18%) SAP BPC
7 8 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (0.16%) SAP ERP
8 7 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
9 6 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (0.12%) SAP HR
9 6 (0.12%) SAP PM
9 6 (0.12%) SAP PP
10 5 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 5 (0.10%) SAP HCM
10 5 (0.10%) SAP Payroll
11 4 (0.081%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 435 (8.78%) Azure
2 409 (8.25%) AWS
3 225 (4.54%) Office 365
4 75 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
4 75 (1.51%) PaaS
5 63 (1.27%) SaaS
6 58 (1.17%) IaaS
7 49 (0.99%) OpenShift
8 43 (0.87%) GCP
8 43 (0.87%) OneDrive
9 41 (0.83%) Azure Stack
10 40 (0.81%) Power Platform
11 38 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
12 34 (0.69%) G Suite
13 32 (0.65%) Serverless
14 26 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
15 21 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
15 21 (0.42%) Slack
16 20 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
17 17 (0.34%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 431 (8.70%) Firewall
2 260 (5.25%) TCP/IP
3 215 (4.34%) WAN
4 198 (4.00%) DNS
5 190 (3.83%) Network Security
6 167 (3.37%) LAN
7 129 (2.60%) DHCP
8 113 (2.28%) VPN
9 109 (2.20%) Internet
10 96 (1.94%) Intrusion Detection
11 94 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
12 87 (1.76%) Cisco Nexus
13 83 (1.68%) BGP
14 80 (1.61%) Wireless
15 78 (1.57%) MPLS
16 74 (1.49%) Unified Communications
17 70 (1.41%) Skype
18 68 (1.37%) OSPF
19 66 (1.33%) SAN
20 54 (1.09%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (6.28%) SQL Server
2 266 (5.37%) Big Data
3 178 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
4 126 (2.54%) Hadoop
4 126 (2.54%) MongoDB
5 94 (1.90%) MySQL
6 88 (1.78%) Relational Database
7 69 (1.39%) GIS
8 54 (1.09%) Oracle Database
9 49 (0.99%) NoSQL
10 45 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
11 42 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 34 (0.69%) Apache Hive
13 33 (0.67%) RDBMS
14 32 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
14 32 (0.65%) Neo4j
15 31 (0.63%) IBM InfoSphere
16 25 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
16 25 (0.50%) Power BI
17 23 (0.46%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 363 (7.33%) JIRA
2 322 (6.50%) Git (software)
3 234 (4.72%) Jenkins
4 178 (3.59%) Selenium
5 116 (2.34%) JMeter
6 107 (2.16%) Bitbucket
7 103 (2.08%) LoadRunner
8 101 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 98 (1.98%) Maven
10 96 (1.94%) Cucumber
11 83 (1.68%) Visual Studio
12 81 (1.63%) JUnit
13 61 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
14 60 (1.21%) Subversion
15 56 (1.13%) Rational DOORS
16 55 (1.11%) Zephyr
17 51 (1.03%) Eclipse
18 47 (0.95%) SoapUI
19 45 (0.91%) Mockito
20 40 (0.81%) WebDriver
General
1 864 (17.44%) Public Sector
2 517 (10.43%) Finance
3 235 (4.74%) Military
4 221 (4.46%) Telecoms
5 178 (3.59%) Aerospace
6 160 (3.23%) Electronics
7 157 (3.17%) Marketing
8 124 (2.50%) Manufacturing
9 112 (2.26%) Law
10 106 (2.14%) Police
11 100 (2.02%) Retail
12 86 (1.74%) Local Government
13 79 (1.59%) Legal
14 48 (0.97%) Banking
15 37 (0.75%) Fire and Rescue
16 33 (0.67%) Games
17 31 (0.63%) Advertising
18 19 (0.38%) Back Office
19 14 (0.28%) Avionics
20 11 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 663 (13.38%) Developer
2 543 (10.96%) Analyst
3 499 (10.07%) Architect
4 414 (8.36%) Consultant
5 309 (6.24%) Software Engineer
6 246 (4.96%) Java Developer
7 231 (4.66%) Network Engineer
8 223 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 205 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
10 172 (3.47%) Software Developer
11 165 (3.33%) Support Engineer
12 164 (3.31%) Test Engineer
13 147 (2.97%) Project Manager
14 119 (2.40%) Security Consultant
15 116 (2.34%) DevOps Engineer
16 114 (2.30%) Systems Engineer
17 111 (2.24%) Business Analyst
17 111 (2.24%) Test Analyst
18 109 (2.20%) Administrator
19 104 (2.10%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (4.42%) .NET
1 219 (4.42%) Spring
2 184 (3.71%) Web Services
3 171 (3.45%) HTML
4 164 (3.31%) AngularJS
5 146 (2.95%) CSS
6 117 (2.36%) Node.js
6 117 (2.36%) XML
7 104 (2.10%) React
8 99 (2.00%) JSON
9 96 (1.94%) SOAP
10 92 (1.86%) RESTful
11 88 (1.78%) Hibernate
12 86 (1.74%) HTML5
12 86 (1.74%) REST
13 83 (1.68%) J2EE
14 82 (1.65%) ASP.NET
15 61 (1.23%) Java EE
16 57 (1.15%) Middleware
17 54 (1.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 501 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 291 (5.87%) Management Information System
3 214 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
4 160 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 116 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
6 110 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
7 97 (1.96%) Public Cloud
8 96 (1.94%) Algorithms
9 84 (1.70%) User Experience
10 70 (1.41%) Driving Licence
11 65 (1.31%) PKI
12 47 (0.95%) Clustering
13 44 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
14 43 (0.87%) e-Learning
15 40 (0.81%) CESG
16 37 (0.75%) Private Cloud
17 35 (0.71%) Security Operations Centre
18 33 (0.67%) Cybercrime
18 33 (0.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 29 (0.59%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 946 (19.09%) Linux
2 915 (18.47%) Windows
3 339 (6.84%) Windows Server
4 272 (5.49%) Unix
5 203 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 197 (3.98%) Windows 10
7 162 (3.27%) Windows 7
8 124 (2.50%) CentOS
9 114 (2.30%) Android
10 110 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 99 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 95 (1.92%) Apple iOS
13 69 (1.39%) Ubuntu
14 51 (1.03%) Mac OS
15 36 (0.73%) Solaris
16 35 (0.71%) Debian
17 32 (0.65%) Windows 8
18 22 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
19 20 (0.40%) Windows XP
20 19 (0.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,503 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
2 725 (14.63%) Cybersecurity
3 695 (14.03%) ITIL
4 622 (12.55%) Software Engineering
5 559 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
6 535 (10.80%) DevOps
7 454 (9.16%) Project Management
8 392 (7.91%) Scrum
9 356 (7.18%) Test Automation
10 319 (6.44%) Analytics
11 316 (6.38%) Information Security
11 316 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 311 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
13 286 (5.77%) Mentoring
14 279 (5.63%) Project Delivery
15 273 (5.51%) TDD
16 266 (5.37%) Service Management
17 259 (5.23%) PRINCE2
18 257 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 254 (5.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 941 (18.99%) Java
2 694 (14.01%) Python
3 607 (12.25%) C
4 550 (11.10%) SQL
5 546 (11.02%) C++
6 485 (9.79%) C#
7 449 (9.06%) JavaScript
8 305 (6.16%) PowerShell
9 192 (3.87%) Bash Shell
10 127 (2.56%) Ruby
11 69 (1.39%) Scala
12 57 (1.15%) Shell Script
13 55 (1.11%) Go
14 53 (1.07%) Java 8
15 48 (0.97%) PHP
15 48 (0.97%) VB
16 47 (0.95%) PL/SQL
17 42 (0.85%) R
18 40 (0.81%) Perl
18 40 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2,729 (55.08%) SC Cleared
2 1,345 (27.14%) DV Cleared
3 692 (13.97%) Degree
4 326 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
5 199 (4.02%) CCNA
6 190 (3.83%) CCNP
7 158 (3.19%) CISSP
8 146 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 115 (2.32%) ISTQB
10 93 (1.88%) CISM
11 81 (1.63%) MCSE
12 64 (1.29%) CESG Certified Professional
13 63 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 62 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
15 61 (1.23%) MCSA
16 60 (1.21%) MCP
17 58 (1.17%) CISA
18 52 (1.05%) CREST Certified
19 50 (1.01%) CCIE
20 49 (0.99%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (4.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 216 (4.36%) SLA
3 138 (2.79%) QA
4 93 (1.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 84 (1.70%) GDPR
6 68 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 67 (1.35%) JSP 440
8 63 (1.27%) PCI DSS
9 59 (1.19%) Data Quality
10 58 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 51 (1.03%) PMO
12 48 (0.97%) NIST
13 44 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
14 43 (0.87%) HMG Infosec
15 42 (0.85%) ISO 22301
16 33 (0.67%) ISO 9001
17 23 (0.46%) NCSC
18 21 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 18 (0.36%) RMADS
20 12 (0.24%) NIST 800
System Software
1 502 (10.13%) Active Directory
2 338 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 305 (6.16%) Docker
4 173 (3.49%) Hyper-V
5 103 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
6 99 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 82 (1.65%) XenApp
8 58 (1.17%) vSphere
9 52 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
10 47 (0.95%) XenDesktop
11 40 (0.81%) KVM
12 36 (0.73%) Firmware
12 36 (0.73%) VMware NSX
13 35 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
14 22 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
15 18 (0.36%) vCloud
16 17 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
17 13 (0.26%) Snort
17 13 (0.26%) VirtualBox
18 10 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 332 (6.70%) SCCM
2 202 (4.08%) Ansible
3 178 (3.59%) Puppet
4 158 (3.19%) SCOM
5 154 (3.11%) Kubernetes
6 109 (2.20%) Terraform
7 69 (1.39%) Nagios
8 68 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
9 56 (1.13%) vCenter Server
10 53 (1.07%) SCOrch
11 50 (1.01%) vRealize
12 49 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
13 45 (0.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 36 (0.73%) WSUS
15 34 (0.69%) ZABBIX
16 32 (0.65%) Packer
17 26 (0.52%) HP ALM
18 24 (0.48%) NetBackup
18 24 (0.48%) SCVMM
19 21 (0.42%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 818 (16.51%) Microsoft
2 550 (11.10%) Cisco
3 487 (9.83%) VMware
4 379 (7.65%) Oracle
5 233 (4.70%) SAP
6 194 (3.92%) Juniper
7 165 (3.33%) HP
8 162 (3.27%) Citrix
9 159 (3.21%) Red Hat
10 104 (2.10%) IBM
11 102 (2.06%) Google
12 92 (1.86%) CheckPoint
13 88 (1.78%) F5
13 88 (1.78%) Palo Alto
14 70 (1.41%) Atlassian
15 69 (1.39%) Splunk
16 62 (1.25%) Capita
17 56 (1.13%) Fortinet
18 53 (1.07%) Talend
19 50 (1.01%) Apple