Period
to 25 February 2021

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 25 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 57 82 82
Rank change year-on-year +25 0 +42
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 3,092 4,189 5,088
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.65% 3.67% 3.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.96% 16.84% 14.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2,438 2,983 3,242
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £78,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +8.70%

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 13,468 24,874 34,207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.25% 21.81% 24.49%
Number of salaries quoted 9,775 18,882 25,500
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 25 February 2021.

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 25 February 2021. 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
London +116 941 £62,500 +13.64% 270
South West +4 760 £50,000 - 185
South East -10 644 £56,500 +2.73% 238
Midlands +25 305 £57,500 +15.00% 85
West Midlands +20 268 £57,500 +9.52% 71
North of England +25 228 £54,000 +8.00% 126
North West +16 162 £52,500 +11.70% 87
East of England +50 161 £67,500 +35.00% 81
Yorkshire +43 60 £62,500 -0.79% 24
East Midlands +22 32 £60,000 +33.33% 14
North East +11 9 £62,500 +25.00% 15
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2021, 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 2,214 (71.60%) SC Cleared
2 1,182 (38.23%) Agile Software Development
3 729 (23.58%) DevOps
4 604 (19.53%) DV Cleared
5 596 (19.28%) AWS
6 576 (18.63%) Java
7 541 (17.50%) Azure
8 531 (17.17%) Linux
9 488 (15.78%) Python
10 487 (15.75%) Microsoft
11 456 (14.75%) Public Sector
12 435 (14.07%) Software Engineering
13 384 (12.42%) Windows
14 366 (11.84%) SQL
14 366 (11.84%) Degree
15 361 (11.68%) Scrum
16 352 (11.38%) Docker
17 342 (11.06%) Cybersecurity
18 327 (10.58%) Terraform
19 324 (10.48%) Kubernetes
20 323 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
21 315 (10.19%) JavaScript
22 297 (9.61%) Jenkins
23 296 (9.57%) VMware
24 294 (9.51%) ITIL
25 290 (9.38%) Oracle
26 284 (9.18%) C
27 279 (9.02%) Ansible
28 244 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
29 241 (7.79%) Test Automation

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
1 106 (3.43%) Confluence
2 91 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 69 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
4 42 (1.36%) Apache
5 40 (1.29%) MS Exchange
6 36 (1.16%) Apache Spark
7 29 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 29 (0.94%) JBoss
8 23 (0.74%) ArcGIS
8 23 (0.74%) CMS
8 23 (0.74%) OpenStack
9 22 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 21 (0.68%) IIS
10 21 (0.68%) Skype for Business
11 17 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
12 15 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
13 13 (0.42%) WebSphere
14 12 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.26%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 42 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.74%) Simulink
4 19 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.58%) Adobe Premiere
6 16 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
7 13 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 12 (0.39%) Sketch
9 10 (0.32%) Figma
9 10 (0.32%) InVision
10 8 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
10 8 (0.26%) Stateflow
11 7 (0.23%) SPSS
12 6 (0.19%) Gephi
13 4 (0.13%) OrCAD
14 2 (0.065%) Photoshop
15 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.032%) Mathcad
15 1 (0.032%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 47 (1.52%) Oracle ERP
2 16 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
2 16 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
5 10 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
5 10 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
5 10 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
5 10 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 7 (0.23%) Sentinel
7 6 (0.19%) Maximo
7 6 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.16%) JDE OneWorld
8 5 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 5 (0.16%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 4 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
9 4 (0.13%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 596 (19.28%) AWS
2 541 (17.50%) Azure
3 160 (5.17%) SaaS
4 139 (4.50%) PaaS
5 121 (3.91%) IaaS
6 102 (3.30%) GitHub
7 101 (3.27%) Microsoft 365
8 88 (2.85%) GCP
9 77 (2.49%) Power Platform
10 59 (1.91%) Azure Active Directory
11 55 (1.78%) Serverless
12 53 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
13 49 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
14 29 (0.94%) Amazon EKS
15 23 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
16 22 (0.71%) Amazon ECS
17 21 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
17 21 (0.68%) OpenShift
17 21 (0.68%) Stackdriver
18 19 (0.61%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 170 (5.50%) Firewall
2 116 (3.75%) DNS
3 82 (2.65%) Network Security
4 76 (2.46%) DHCP
5 73 (2.36%) WAN
6 64 (2.07%) LAN
7 61 (1.97%) VPN
8 58 (1.88%) Internet
8 58 (1.88%) TCP/IP
9 52 (1.68%) OSPF
10 50 (1.62%) SAN
11 46 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
12 40 (1.29%) BGP
13 39 (1.26%) Unified Communications
14 36 (1.16%) HTTP
15 32 (1.03%) Skype
16 31 (1.00%) VoIP
17 30 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
17 30 (0.97%) MPLS
18 29 (0.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (6.27%) SQL Server
2 154 (4.98%) Big Data
3 126 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
4 102 (3.30%) NoSQL
5 89 (2.88%) MySQL
6 78 (2.52%) MongoDB
7 75 (2.43%) Relational Database
8 69 (2.23%) Power BI
9 42 (1.36%) Oracle Database
10 34 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
11 31 (1.00%) GIS
12 30 (0.97%) MariaDB
12 30 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
13 28 (0.91%) Hadoop
14 27 (0.87%) Tableau
15 26 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
15 26 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 25 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
17 22 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 20 (0.65%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 297 (9.61%) Jenkins
2 208 (6.73%) Git (software)
3 172 (5.56%) JIRA
4 125 (4.04%) GitLab
5 109 (3.53%) Selenium
6 70 (2.26%) Maven
7 69 (2.23%) Rational DOORS
8 68 (2.20%) Cucumber
9 67 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 54 (1.75%) JUnit
11 50 (1.62%) JMeter
12 46 (1.49%) Mockito
13 44 (1.42%) Visual Studio
14 37 (1.20%) Bitbucket
15 30 (0.97%) Rational Rhapsody
16 29 (0.94%) Eclipse
17 27 (0.87%) Gradle
17 27 (0.87%) LoadRunner
17 27 (0.87%) Vagrant
18 26 (0.84%) NeoLoad
General
1 456 (14.75%) Public Sector
2 234 (7.57%) Finance
3 142 (4.59%) Aerospace
4 137 (4.43%) Marketing
5 119 (3.85%) Electronics
6 117 (3.78%) Telecoms
7 112 (3.62%) Military
8 98 (3.17%) Law
9 97 (3.14%) Manufacturing
10 69 (2.23%) Legal
11 55 (1.78%) Retail
12 38 (1.23%) Police
13 37 (1.20%) Local Government
14 23 (0.74%) Games
15 15 (0.49%) Advertising
16 13 (0.42%) Back Office
17 9 (0.29%) Banking
18 8 (0.26%) Avionics
18 8 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
19 6 (0.19%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 488 (15.78%) Developer
2 339 (10.96%) Architect
3 268 (8.67%) Consultant
4 255 (8.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 233 (7.54%) Analyst
6 200 (6.47%) Software Engineer
7 191 (6.18%) Java Developer
8 114 (3.69%) AWS DevOps
9 113 (3.65%) AWS Engineer
9 113 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
10 101 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
11 98 (3.17%) Software Developer
12 92 (2.98%) Network Engineer
13 91 (2.94%) Support Engineer
14 84 (2.72%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 77 (2.49%) Senior Developer
16 75 (2.43%) Business Analyst
17 72 (2.33%) Data Engineer
18 69 (2.23%) Cloud Architect
19 67 (2.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (5.89%) Spring
2 170 (5.50%) .NET
3 132 (4.27%) HTML
4 119 (3.85%) Node.js
5 112 (3.62%) Web Services
6 105 (3.40%) AngularJS
6 105 (3.40%) CSS
7 93 (3.01%) RESTful
8 92 (2.98%) REST
9 88 (2.85%) Spring Boot
10 79 (2.55%) Kafka
10 79 (2.55%) React
11 63 (2.04%) HTML5
12 60 (1.94%) Middleware
13 57 (1.84%) ASP.NET
14 55 (1.78%) Elastic Stack
14 55 (1.78%) Hibernate
15 48 (1.55%) .NET Framework
16 46 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
17 40 (1.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 209 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (4.08%) Public Cloud
3 119 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 111 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
5 101 (3.27%) Data Centre
6 95 (3.07%) Cyberthreat
7 86 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
8 72 (2.33%) User Experience
9 55 (1.78%) Driving Licence
10 52 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
11 47 (1.52%) Private Cloud
12 45 (1.46%) Algorithms
13 44 (1.42%) PKI
14 39 (1.26%) Cloud Native
15 36 (1.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 35 (1.13%) Replication
17 33 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
18 30 (0.97%) CMDB
19 29 (0.94%) NHS
20 27 (0.87%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 531 (17.17%) Linux
2 384 (12.42%) Windows
3 126 (4.08%) Windows Server
4 86 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 86 (2.78%) Windows Server 2016
5 79 (2.55%) Windows 10
6 66 (2.13%) CentOS
7 64 (2.07%) Unix
8 59 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 49 (1.58%) Windows Server 2019
10 41 (1.33%) Windows 7
11 29 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
12 26 (0.84%) Ubuntu
13 15 (0.49%) Debian
14 10 (0.32%) Android
14 10 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.32%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.23%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.23%) Solaris
16 6 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,182 (38.23%) Agile Software Development
2 729 (23.58%) DevOps
3 435 (14.07%) Software Engineering
4 361 (11.68%) Scrum
5 342 (11.06%) Cybersecurity
6 323 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
7 294 (9.51%) ITIL
8 241 (7.79%) Test Automation
9 238 (7.70%) Continuous Integration
10 230 (7.44%) Configuration Management
11 215 (6.95%) Project Management
12 200 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
13 199 (6.44%) Open Source
14 198 (6.40%) Analytics
15 183 (5.92%) TDD
16 181 (5.85%) Systems Engineering
17 180 (5.82%) Stakeholder Management
18 170 (5.50%) Mentoring
19 153 (4.95%) Microservices
20 143 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 576 (18.63%) Java
2 488 (15.78%) Python
3 366 (11.84%) SQL
4 315 (10.19%) JavaScript
5 284 (9.18%) C
6 239 (7.73%) C#
7 202 (6.53%) C++
8 143 (4.62%) Bash Shell
9 122 (3.95%) PowerShell
10 64 (2.07%) Java 8
11 63 (2.04%) Ruby
12 60 (1.94%) Perl
13 50 (1.62%) MATLAB
14 45 (1.46%) Go
14 45 (1.46%) PL/SQL
15 43 (1.39%) TypeScript
16 39 (1.26%) Shell Script
17 31 (1.00%) PHP
18 30 (0.97%) R
19 28 (0.91%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2,214 (71.60%) SC Cleared
2 604 (19.53%) DV Cleared
3 366 (11.84%) Degree
4 151 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
5 111 (3.59%) CCNA
6 110 (3.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 110 (3.56%) CISSP
7 87 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 81 (2.62%) CCNP
9 65 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
10 63 (2.04%) CISM
11 57 (1.84%) CESG Certified Professional
12 51 (1.65%) MCSE
13 50 (1.62%) Oracle Certification
14 43 (1.39%) MCSA
15 42 (1.36%) HNC
16 31 (1.00%) AWS Certification
16 31 (1.00%) HND
16 31 (1.00%) SANS
17 30 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (3.36%) SLA
2 96 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 71 (2.30%) QA
4 55 (1.78%) NCSC
5 54 (1.75%) NIST
6 39 (1.26%) Def Stans
7 36 (1.16%) GDPR
8 29 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 29 (0.94%) JSP 440
9 27 (0.87%) HAZOP
10 26 (0.84%) RMADS
11 21 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 19 (0.61%) Data Quality
13 17 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
13 17 (0.55%) NIST 800
13 17 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 14 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 11 (0.36%) Government Security Classifications
15 11 (0.36%) PMO
16 9 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 352 (11.38%) Docker
2 244 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 224 (7.24%) Active Directory
4 77 (2.49%) vSphere
5 62 (2.01%) Hyper-V
6 58 (1.88%) VMware NSX
7 57 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
9 23 (0.74%) Firmware
9 23 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 17 (0.55%) KVM
12 13 (0.42%) XenApp
13 9 (0.29%) NFS
13 9 (0.29%) XenDesktop
14 8 (0.26%) Postfix
15 6 (0.19%) Apache Flume
15 6 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 6 (0.19%) NDS
16 5 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 327 (10.58%) Terraform
2 324 (10.48%) Kubernetes
3 279 (9.02%) Ansible
4 133 (4.30%) Puppet
5 89 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
6 67 (2.17%) SCCM
7 42 (1.36%) Grafana
8 36 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
9 34 (1.10%) Packer
10 29 (0.94%) SCOM
11 28 (0.91%) CFEngine
12 26 (0.84%) SCVMM
13 25 (0.81%) Prometheus
14 21 (0.68%) Nagios
15 19 (0.61%) Consul
16 18 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
16 18 (0.58%) WSUS
17 15 (0.49%) vCenter Server
18 13 (0.42%) Kibana
19 12 (0.39%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 487 (15.75%) Microsoft
2 296 (9.57%) VMware
3 290 (9.38%) Oracle
4 186 (6.02%) Cisco
5 96 (3.10%) SAP
6 80 (2.59%) Splunk
7 73 (2.36%) Google
8 67 (2.17%) ServiceNow
9 61 (1.97%) Red Hat
10 51 (1.65%) SolarWinds
11 47 (1.52%) Atlassian
12 41 (1.33%) F5
12 41 (1.33%) Juniper
13 39 (1.26%) Dell
14 36 (1.16%) IBM
15 32 (1.03%) Adobe
15 32 (1.03%) Citrix
16 31 (1.00%) Palo Alto
17 30 (0.97%) Veeam
18 27 (0.87%) NetApp