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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 15 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 74 63 52
Rank change year-on-year -11 -11 +17
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 6,113 4,684 2,772
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.34% 4.60% 4.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.37% 22.08% 21.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3,394 2,634 1,758
10th Percentile £30,985 £36,250 £33,088
25th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £54,380
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +5.74% +3.58%
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £56,250 £54,380
% change year-on-year -2.22% +3.44% +3.58%

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 35,197 21,214 12,734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.97% 20.85% 22.24%
Number of salaries quoted 15,914 12,654 9,600
10th Percentile £30,825 £31,250 £30,928
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £53,600
Median % change year-on-year - +2.61% +7.20%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in England

Security Cleared
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in England.

Salary trend for Security Cleared in England

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in England over the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

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 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
London -42 1,485 £65,000 - 317
South West 0 1,424 £55,000 - 294
South East +5 1,388 £52,500 -1.41% 244
North of England +6 891 £50,000 -5.66% 152
North West +8 739 £50,000 -4.76% 102
Midlands -39 453 £54,255 -9.58% 88
East of England +20 395 £50,000 -16.67% 102
West Midlands -42 330 £55,000 -8.33% 62
Yorkshire -15 111 £55,000 +1.85% 19
East Midlands -16 107 £47,500 +11.76% 26
North East -16 59 £50,000 -7.41% 31
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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 3,737 (61.13%) SC Cleared
2 2,089 (34.17%) Agile
3 1,730 (28.30%) Social Skills
4 1,237 (20.24%) Degree
5 1,161 (18.99%) Java
6 1,140 (18.65%) Microsoft
7 1,132 (18.52%) Python
8 1,111 (18.17%) Software Engineering
9 1,104 (18.06%) Finance
10 1,054 (17.24%) DevOps
11 1,031 (16.87%) DV Cleared
12 1,007 (16.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 1,005 (16.44%) Azure
14 978 (16.00%) AWS
15 930 (15.21%) Cybersecurity
16 907 (14.84%) Public Sector
17 846 (13.84%) Linux
18 827 (13.53%) Problem-Solving
19 740 (12.11%) Windows
20 719 (11.76%) Project Management
21 703 (11.50%) ITIL
21 703 (11.50%) JavaScript
22 680 (11.12%) Docker
23 587 (9.60%) C#
24 578 (9.46%) SQL
25 577 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
26 554 (9.06%) Law
27 519 (8.49%) Cyberattack
28 507 (8.29%) C++
29 505 (8.26%) Project 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
1 228 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 157 (2.57%) Confluence
3 145 (2.37%) Apache
4 73 (1.19%) MS Exchange
5 50 (0.82%) ArcGIS
6 33 (0.54%) Apache Spark
7 30 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 26 (0.43%) IIS
9 23 (0.38%) nginx
10 22 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 21 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
12 20 (0.33%) WebLogic
13 19 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
14 18 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
15 15 (0.25%) Skype for Business
16 14 (0.23%) CMS
16 14 (0.23%) MS Project Server
16 14 (0.23%) SAS
17 13 (0.21%) WebSphere
18 12 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 431 (7.05%) Microsoft Office
2 90 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 79 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
4 75 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 31 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.51%) Simulink
6 23 (0.38%) 3ds Max
7 17 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.18%) CATIA
9 8 (0.13%) Maple
10 7 (0.11%) AutoCAD
11 6 (0.098%) Siemens NX
12 4 (0.065%) InVision
12 4 (0.065%) Photoshop
12 4 (0.065%) Sketch
13 3 (0.049%) Abaqus
14 2 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.033%) GIMP
14 2 (0.033%) UserZoom
14 2 (0.033%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 32 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
2 30 (0.49%) Primavera
3 26 (0.43%) Maximo
4 17 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 15 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.18%) DELMIA
6 11 (0.18%) Teamcenter
7 9 (0.15%) SAP PM
8 8 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (0.13%) SAP SCM
9 6 (0.098%) SystmOne
10 5 (0.082%) OpenText VIM for SAP
10 5 (0.082%) SAP HR
10 5 (0.082%) SAP SD
10 5 (0.082%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 4 (0.065%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (0.065%) SAP FI
11 4 (0.065%) SAP FI/CO
11 4 (0.065%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 1,005 (16.44%) Azure
2 978 (16.00%) AWS
3 225 (3.68%) Microsoft 365
4 165 (2.70%) SaaS
5 139 (2.27%) Azure DevOps
6 133 (2.18%) GCP
7 118 (1.93%) PaaS
8 114 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
9 106 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
10 101 (1.65%) OpenShift
10 101 (1.65%) Power Platform
11 97 (1.59%) GitHub
12 92 (1.50%) IaaS
13 76 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
14 60 (0.98%) Serverless
15 55 (0.90%) Amazon ECS
16 50 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
17 49 (0.80%) Amazon S3
18 36 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
19 35 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 366 (5.99%) Firewall
2 260 (4.25%) DNS
3 223 (3.65%) TCP/IP
4 189 (3.09%) DHCP
5 172 (2.81%) Network Security
6 166 (2.72%) WAN
7 161 (2.63%) LAN
8 127 (2.08%) HTTP
9 121 (1.98%) VPN
10 120 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
11 115 (1.88%) SSL
12 92 (1.50%) Wireless
13 87 (1.42%) Broadband
14 70 (1.15%) SD-WAN
15 66 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
16 64 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
17 61 (1.00%) BGP
17 61 (1.00%) OSPF
18 58 (0.95%) Cisco Firepower
18 58 (0.95%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (3.34%) SQL Server
2 193 (3.16%) Big Data
3 191 (3.12%) NoSQL
4 116 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
5 112 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
6 94 (1.54%) MySQL
7 90 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
8 74 (1.21%) Power BI
9 60 (0.98%) Relational Database
10 59 (0.97%) Oracle Database
11 57 (0.93%) Hadoop
12 52 (0.85%) MongoDB
13 51 (0.83%) Data Lake
14 44 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 39 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
16 38 (0.62%) GIS
17 36 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
17 36 (0.59%) Geospatial Data
18 33 (0.54%) Metadata
18 33 (0.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 404 (6.61%) Git (software)
2 356 (5.82%) JIRA
3 277 (4.53%) Jenkins
4 136 (2.22%) Selenium
5 86 (1.41%) GitLab
6 84 (1.37%) Bitbucket
7 70 (1.15%) Subversion
8 65 (1.06%) Cucumber
9 58 (0.95%) Rational DOORS
10 49 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 45 (0.74%) JUnit
12 44 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 42 (0.69%) Maven
14 39 (0.64%) Postman
14 39 (0.64%) Visual Studio
15 35 (0.57%) SoapUI
16 31 (0.51%) Artifactory
17 30 (0.49%) JMeter
18 27 (0.44%) SonarQube
19 24 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,730 (28.30%) Social Skills
2 1,104 (18.06%) Finance
3 1,007 (16.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 907 (14.84%) Public Sector
5 577 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
6 554 (9.06%) Law
7 344 (5.63%) Aerospace
8 313 (5.12%) Military
9 279 (4.56%) Legal
10 245 (4.01%) Telecoms
11 197 (3.22%) Marketing
12 183 (2.99%) Electronics
13 180 (2.94%) Retail
14 163 (2.67%) Aviation
15 153 (2.50%) Presentation Skills
16 150 (2.45%) Police
17 130 (2.13%) Organisational Skills
18 108 (1.77%) Manufacturing
19 88 (1.44%) Influencing Skills
20 54 (0.88%) Aeronautics
Job Titles
1 835 (13.66%) Software Engineer
2 589 (9.64%) Architect
3 521 (8.52%) Analyst
4 463 (7.57%) Developer
5 453 (7.41%) Consultant
6 270 (4.42%) DevOps Engineer
7 268 (4.38%) Systems Engineer
8 267 (4.37%) Project Manager
9 259 (4.24%) Graduate
10 223 (3.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 199 (3.26%) Network Engineer
12 185 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
13 160 (2.62%) Support Engineer
14 152 (2.49%) Security Engineer
15 140 (2.29%) Graduate Software Engineer
16 128 (2.09%) Business Analyst
17 124 (2.03%) Cloud Engineer
18 118 (1.93%) Junior
19 113 (1.85%) Senior Manager
20 105 (1.72%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 437 (7.15%) .NET
2 350 (5.73%) HTML
3 330 (5.40%) React
4 276 (4.51%) AngularJS
5 266 (4.35%) CSS
6 206 (3.37%) Node.js
7 167 (2.73%) Spring
8 150 (2.45%) ASP.NET
9 128 (2.09%) Kafka
10 115 (1.88%) HTML5
11 110 (1.80%) .NET Framework
12 105 (1.72%) XML
13 93 (1.52%) Ruby on Rails
14 88 (1.44%) SOAP
15 83 (1.36%) Middleware
16 82 (1.34%) Angular 2
16 82 (1.34%) REST
17 78 (1.28%) RESTful
18 76 (1.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 70 (1.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 519 (8.49%) Cyberattack
2 486 (7.95%) Management Information System
3 297 (4.86%) Self-Motivation
4 288 (4.71%) Cyber Defence
5 226 (3.70%) Data Centre
6 214 (3.50%) Cybercrime
7 156 (2.55%) Cloud Native
8 153 (2.50%) User Experience
9 134 (2.19%) Cyberthreat
10 116 (1.90%) Public Cloud
11 113 (1.85%) PKI
12 88 (1.44%) Hackathon
13 82 (1.34%) NHS
14 81 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
15 77 (1.26%) Driving Licence
16 56 (0.92%) Algorithms
17 52 (0.85%) Mobile App
18 50 (0.82%) SCADA
19 48 (0.79%) IoT
20 46 (0.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 846 (13.84%) Linux
2 740 (12.11%) Windows
3 275 (4.50%) Windows Server
4 200 (3.27%) Unix
5 133 (2.18%) Windows 10
6 105 (1.72%) Ubuntu
7 100 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 93 (1.52%) CentOS
9 87 (1.42%) Windows Server 2016
10 83 (1.36%) Windows Server 2019
11 77 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 71 (1.16%) Android
13 43 (0.70%) Apple iOS
13 43 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
14 22 (0.36%) Kali Linux
15 20 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (0.25%) Windows 7
17 14 (0.23%) Amazon Linux
18 13 (0.21%) Mac OS
18 13 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,089 (34.17%) Agile
2 1,111 (18.17%) Software Engineering
3 1,054 (17.24%) DevOps
4 930 (15.21%) Cybersecurity
5 827 (13.53%) Problem-Solving
6 719 (11.76%) Project Management
7 703 (11.50%) ITIL
8 505 (8.26%) Project Delivery
9 452 (7.39%) Mentoring
10 438 (7.17%) Scrum
10 438 (7.17%) Systems Engineering
11 436 (7.13%) CI/CD
12 435 (7.12%) Configuration Management
13 434 (7.10%) Threat Intelligence
14 421 (6.89%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
15 398 (6.51%) Test Automation
16 382 (6.25%) SDLC
17 379 (6.20%) Decision-Making
18 365 (5.97%) Service Delivery
19 364 (5.95%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,161 (18.99%) Java
2 1,132 (18.52%) Python
3 703 (11.50%) JavaScript
4 587 (9.60%) C#
5 578 (9.46%) SQL
6 507 (8.29%) C++
7 312 (5.10%) Bash
8 294 (4.81%) C
9 255 (4.17%) PowerShell
10 223 (3.65%) TypeScript
11 207 (3.39%) Go
12 180 (2.94%) Ruby
13 116 (1.90%) Perl
14 89 (1.46%) MATLAB
15 56 (0.92%) Shell Script
16 51 (0.83%) PHP
17 47 (0.77%) PL/SQL
18 46 (0.75%) VB
19 28 (0.46%) VBScript
20 25 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3,737 (61.13%) SC Cleared
2 1,237 (20.24%) Degree
3 1,031 (16.87%) DV Cleared
4 268 (4.38%) Cisco Certification
5 169 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 166 (2.72%) CCNP
7 152 (2.49%) CISSP
8 140 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 129 (2.11%) CCNA
10 124 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
11 109 (1.78%) Master's Degree
12 99 (1.62%) CISM
13 98 (1.60%) HNC
14 95 (1.55%) ISTQB
15 69 (1.13%) HND
16 68 (1.11%) AWS Certification
17 59 (0.97%) PMI Certification
18 54 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 51 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
20 48 (0.79%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 281 (4.60%) SLA
2 242 (3.96%) QA
3 211 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 151 (2.47%) PMO
5 114 (1.86%) NCSC
6 96 (1.57%) JSP 440
7 95 (1.55%) Accessibility
8 93 (1.52%) NIST
9 68 (1.11%) GDPR
10 49 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
11 38 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 36 (0.59%) RMADS
13 34 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 32 (0.52%) GRC
15 29 (0.47%) Data Quality
16 27 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 25 (0.41%) Def Stans
17 25 (0.41%) PCI DSS
18 24 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 24 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 680 (11.12%) Docker
2 426 (6.97%) Active Directory
3 315 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 97 (1.59%) vSphere
5 83 (1.36%) Hyper-V
6 80 (1.31%) Firmware
7 75 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
8 45 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
9 42 (0.69%) VMware NSX
10 25 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
11 17 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 16 (0.26%) Embedded Firmware
12 16 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
13 15 (0.25%) LXC
14 14 (0.23%) Lustre
15 13 (0.21%) XenDesktop
16 10 (0.16%) Slurm Workload Manager
17 9 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 9 (0.15%) Snort
17 9 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 479 (7.84%) Ansible
2 468 (7.66%) Kubernetes
3 267 (4.37%) Terraform
4 144 (2.36%) Puppet
5 96 (1.57%) SCCM
6 90 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
7 80 (1.31%) vCenter Server
8 71 (1.16%) WSUS
9 53 (0.87%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 49 (0.80%) Prometheus
11 42 (0.69%) Docker Swarm
11 42 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
12 41 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
13 38 (0.62%) Kibana
14 36 (0.59%) BMC PATROL
15 33 (0.54%) SCOM
16 32 (0.52%) FortiGate
17 30 (0.49%) HP ALM
18 27 (0.44%) Grafana
18 27 (0.44%) logstash
Vendors
1 1,140 (18.65%) Microsoft
2 396 (6.48%) Cisco
3 382 (6.25%) VMware
4 307 (5.02%) Oracle
5 180 (2.94%) Adobe
6 177 (2.90%) Apple
7 173 (2.83%) Palo Alto
8 159 (2.60%) IBM
9 148 (2.42%) Red Hat
10 137 (2.24%) SAP
11 136 (2.22%) CheckPoint
12 121 (1.98%) Fortinet
13 115 (1.88%) Atlassian
13 115 (1.88%) HP
14 108 (1.77%) Citrix
15 100 (1.64%) F5
16 89 (1.46%) Google
16 89 (1.46%) SolarWinds
17 85 (1.39%) ServiceNow
18 76 (1.24%) BT