Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 91 128 86
Rank change year-on-year +37 -42 +11
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4,654 4,193 5,470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.31% 2.58% 3.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.66% 10.84% 12.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,804 2,752 3,826
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%

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 34,070 38,670 43,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.25% 23.81% 25.84%
Number of salaries quoted 25,110 30,232 34,412
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 East +26 1,289 £47,500 - 346
South West +7 1,214 £47,500 +5.56% 276
London +70 1,093 £60,000 +9.09% 311
Midlands +43 497 £46,000 -12.38% 123
West Midlands +48 419 £47,500 -8.65% 94
North of England -20 303 £45,000 +12.40% 99
East of England +30 263 £55,000 +22.22% 136
North West -24 152 £49,482 +9.96% 50
Yorkshire +41 133 £45,000 +12.50% 35
East Midlands -28 76 £38,500 -26.67% 28
North East -15 21 £42,514 -5.52% 14
South Coast -2 1 £60,000 -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 2,958 (63.56%) SC Cleared
2 1,504 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
3 1,126 (24.19%) DV Cleared
4 956 (20.54%) Microsoft
5 890 (19.12%) Windows
6 809 (17.38%) Java
7 775 (16.65%) C
8 736 (15.81%) ITIL
9 713 (15.32%) Linux
10 626 (13.45%) Software Engineering
11 612 (13.15%) Degree
12 580 (12.46%) Python
13 553 (11.88%) C++
13 553 (11.88%) SQL
14 546 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
15 542 (11.65%) C#
15 542 (11.65%) Problem-Solving
16 479 (10.29%) JavaScript
17 474 (10.18%) DevOps
18 458 (9.84%) Cybersecurity
19 452 (9.71%) Microsoft Azure
20 450 (9.67%) Project Management
21 449 (9.65%) VMware
22 438 (9.41%) Finance
23 426 (9.15%) Active Directory
24 414 (8.90%) Scrum
25 403 (8.66%) Firewall
26 391 (8.40%) Test Automation
27 383 (8.23%) TDD
28 382 (8.21%) Amazon AWS

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
1 212 (4.56%) SharePoint
2 104 (2.23%) MS Exchange
3 101 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
4 99 (2.13%) Apache
5 67 (1.44%) IIS
6 66 (1.42%) Confluence
7 60 (1.29%) Apache Spark
8 52 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
9 51 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
10 44 (0.95%) Tomcat
11 43 (0.92%) Skype for Business
12 37 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
13 32 (0.69%) JBoss
14 29 (0.62%) Apache Pig
15 21 (0.45%) WebSphere
16 20 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
16 20 (0.43%) OpenStack
16 20 (0.43%) WebLogic
17 18 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 15 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 294 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
2 127 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 109 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
4 80 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 71 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.15%) Acrobat
8 6 (0.13%) Windchill
9 5 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.086%) Maple
11 3 (0.064%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.043%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.043%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.021%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.021%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.021%) PTC Creo
13 1 (0.021%) Simulink
13 1 (0.021%) SPSS
13 1 (0.021%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 68 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 18 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
5 13 (0.28%) SAP CO
5 13 (0.28%) SAP FI
5 13 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
6 12 (0.26%) SAP HR
7 10 (0.21%) SAP Payroll
8 7 (0.15%) Primavera
9 6 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
10 5 (0.11%) SAP BPC
10 5 (0.11%) SAP PSCD
11 4 (0.086%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (0.086%) SAP GRC
11 4 (0.086%) Sentinel
12 3 (0.064%) Dynamics AX
12 3 (0.064%) SAP HCM
13 2 (0.043%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 452 (9.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 382 (8.21%) Amazon AWS
3 197 (4.23%) Office 365
4 72 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
5 48 (1.03%) GitHub
5 48 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 46 (0.99%) SaaS
7 44 (0.95%) PaaS
8 43 (0.92%) Serverless
9 42 (0.90%) Amazon S3
10 38 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
11 37 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
12 36 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
13 32 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
14 30 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
15 28 (0.60%) G Suite
16 26 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
16 26 (0.56%) Amazon Kinesis
17 25 (0.54%) IaaS
18 19 (0.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 403 (8.66%) Firewall
2 223 (4.79%) Network Security
3 196 (4.21%) LAN
4 171 (3.67%) TCP/IP
5 157 (3.37%) WAN
6 132 (2.84%) DNS
7 113 (2.43%) Wireless
8 103 (2.21%) Internet
9 94 (2.02%) VPN
10 86 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
11 73 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
11 73 (1.57%) DHCP
12 72 (1.55%) HTTP
13 64 (1.38%) Intrusion Detection
13 64 (1.38%) VLAN
14 63 (1.35%) VoIP
15 59 (1.27%) BGP
16 52 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
17 50 (1.07%) SAN
18 47 (1.01%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 377 (8.10%) SQL Server
2 239 (5.14%) Big Data
3 172 (3.70%) Hadoop
4 118 (2.54%) Relational Database
5 109 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
6 104 (2.23%) MongoDB
7 71 (1.53%) NoSQL
8 69 (1.48%) MySQL
8 69 (1.48%) RDBMS
8 69 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 68 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
10 66 (1.42%) Apache Hive
11 61 (1.31%) GIS
12 59 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 55 (1.18%) Power BI
14 52 (1.12%) Oracle Database
15 46 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
16 45 (0.97%) Neo4j
17 40 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
18 31 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 318 (6.83%) JIRA
2 222 (4.77%) Selenium
3 219 (4.71%) Git (software)
4 200 (4.30%) Jenkins
5 115 (2.47%) Cucumber
6 108 (2.32%) Maven
7 101 (2.17%) Subversion
8 91 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 82 (1.76%) Visual Studio
10 81 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 79 (1.70%) LoadRunner
12 71 (1.53%) JMeter
13 68 (1.46%) Bitbucket
13 68 (1.46%) JUnit
14 54 (1.16%) MSI
15 53 (1.14%) SoapUI
16 49 (1.05%) Eclipse
16 49 (1.05%) WebDriver
17 48 (1.03%) GitLab
18 44 (0.95%) Vagrant
General
1 438 (9.41%) Finance
2 171 (3.67%) Telecoms
3 136 (2.92%) Military
4 110 (2.36%) Marketing
5 107 (2.30%) Electronics
5 107 (2.30%) Manufacturing
6 93 (2.00%) Law
7 90 (1.93%) Aerospace
8 89 (1.91%) Retail
9 76 (1.63%) Legal
10 54 (1.16%) Advertising
11 41 (0.88%) Games
12 40 (0.86%) Banking
12 40 (0.86%) Local Government
13 33 (0.71%) Financial Institution
14 20 (0.43%) Billing
15 7 (0.15%) Automotive
15 7 (0.15%) Back Office
16 6 (0.13%) Avionics
16 6 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 639 (13.73%) Developer
2 566 (12.16%) Analyst
3 564 (12.12%) Architect
4 349 (7.50%) Consultant
5 338 (7.26%) Software Engineer
6 212 (4.56%) Network Engineer
7 197 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
8 177 (3.80%) Project Manager
9 175 (3.76%) Java Developer
10 170 (3.65%) Tester
11 158 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 126 (2.71%) C++ Software Engineer
12 126 (2.71%) Support Engineer
13 121 (2.60%) Systems Engineer
14 116 (2.49%) Business Analyst
15 104 (2.23%) Test Engineer
16 100 (2.15%) Service Analyst
17 99 (2.13%) DevOps Engineer
18 96 (2.06%) Security Consultant
19 95 (2.04%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 321 (6.90%) .NET
2 267 (5.74%) HTML
3 217 (4.66%) Spring
4 207 (4.45%) CSS
5 204 (4.38%) Web Services
6 199 (4.28%) AngularJS
7 180 (3.87%) ASP.NET
8 155 (3.33%) XML
9 130 (2.79%) REST
10 125 (2.69%) Node.js
11 117 (2.51%) .NET Framework
12 115 (2.47%) Hibernate
13 98 (2.11%) JSON
14 97 (2.08%) SOAP
15 96 (2.06%) Java EE
16 81 (1.74%) Middleware
17 78 (1.68%) HTML5
18 75 (1.61%) React
19 74 (1.59%) RESTful
20 69 (1.48%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 546 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
2 242 (5.20%) Management Information System
3 211 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
4 141 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 108 (2.32%) Driving Licence
6 86 (1.85%) User Experience
7 64 (1.38%) PKI
8 52 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
9 51 (1.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 44 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
11 42 (0.90%) Algorithms
11 42 (0.90%) Client/Server
12 41 (0.88%) Public Cloud
13 38 (0.82%) Mobile App
14 37 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
15 36 (0.77%) CESG
16 35 (0.75%) PMI
16 35 (0.75%) Reference Data
17 33 (0.71%) VHDL
18 32 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 890 (19.12%) Windows
2 713 (15.32%) Linux
3 270 (5.80%) Windows Server
4 167 (3.59%) Unix
5 159 (3.42%) Windows 7
6 153 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 143 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 131 (2.81%) Android
9 130 (2.79%) Windows 10
10 112 (2.41%) Apple iOS
11 88 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 58 (1.25%) CentOS
13 37 (0.80%) Windows XP
14 35 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
15 34 (0.73%) Windows 8
16 33 (0.71%) Mac OS X
17 29 (0.62%) Ubuntu
18 22 (0.47%) Solaris
19 21 (0.45%) Windows 2000
20 16 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,504 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
2 736 (15.81%) ITIL
3 626 (13.45%) Software Engineering
4 542 (11.65%) Problem-Solving
5 474 (10.18%) DevOps
6 458 (9.84%) Cybersecurity
7 450 (9.67%) Project Management
8 414 (8.90%) Scrum
9 391 (8.40%) Test Automation
10 383 (8.23%) TDD
11 332 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
12 331 (7.11%) Service Delivery
13 304 (6.53%) Information Security
14 300 (6.45%) UML
15 295 (6.34%) Service Management
16 286 (6.15%) Mentoring
17 279 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
18 278 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
19 260 (5.59%) Analytics
19 260 (5.59%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 809 (17.38%) Java
2 775 (16.65%) C
3 580 (12.46%) Python
4 553 (11.88%) C++
4 553 (11.88%) SQL
5 542 (11.65%) C#
6 479 (10.29%) JavaScript
7 265 (5.69%) PowerShell
8 191 (4.10%) Bash Shell
9 114 (2.45%) PL/SQL
10 99 (2.13%) Ruby
11 68 (1.46%) PHP
12 67 (1.44%) Java 8
13 61 (1.31%) Embedded C
14 60 (1.29%) Shell Script
15 58 (1.25%) Objective-C
16 55 (1.18%) T-SQL
17 48 (1.03%) Scala
18 44 (0.95%) Perl
19 41 (0.88%) Go
Qualifications
1 2,958 (63.56%) SC Cleared
2 1,126 (24.19%) DV Cleared
3 612 (13.15%) Degree
4 262 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
5 211 (4.53%) CISSP
6 198 (4.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 168 (3.61%) CCNA
8 145 (3.12%) MCSE
9 128 (2.75%) CCNP
10 91 (1.96%) CISM
11 84 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
12 79 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
13 77 (1.65%) CREST Certified
14 76 (1.63%) GIAC
15 73 (1.57%) SANS
16 69 (1.48%) CESG Certified Professional
17 67 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
18 65 (1.40%) ISEB
19 61 (1.31%) ISTQB
19 61 (1.31%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (4.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 189 (4.06%) SLA
3 182 (3.91%) GDPR
4 114 (2.45%) QA
5 95 (2.04%) Data Quality
6 86 (1.85%) PCI DSS
7 64 (1.38%) PMO
8 45 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
9 33 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 32 (0.69%) JSP 440
11 29 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 26 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 24 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 18 (0.39%) RMADS
15 15 (0.32%) DO-178B
16 14 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 15288
16 14 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 13 (0.28%) IEC 61508
18 11 (0.24%) DO-254
18 11 (0.24%) GPG13
System Software
1 426 (9.15%) Active Directory
2 326 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 240 (5.16%) Docker
4 105 (2.26%) Hyper-V
5 99 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
6 90 (1.93%) vSphere
7 68 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 58 (1.25%) VMware NSX
9 56 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
10 42 (0.90%) VirtualBox
11 41 (0.88%) Firmware
12 30 (0.64%) NFS
13 29 (0.62%) XenApp
14 26 (0.56%) XenDesktop
15 25 (0.54%) Samba
15 25 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
15 25 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
16 18 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 15 (0.32%) Xen
18 10 (0.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 183 (3.93%) Ansible
2 177 (3.80%) SCCM
3 163 (3.50%) Puppet
4 149 (3.20%) Kubernetes
5 80 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
6 70 (1.50%) Terraform
7 65 (1.40%) Nagios
8 57 (1.22%) vCenter Server
9 50 (1.07%) SCOM
10 47 (1.01%) vRealize
11 44 (0.95%) HP ALM
12 41 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
13 40 (0.86%) WSUS
14 36 (0.77%) Salt
15 23 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
15 23 (0.49%) Nessus
16 22 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
17 15 (0.32%) Packer
17 15 (0.32%) ZABBIX
18 14 (0.30%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 956 (20.54%) Microsoft
2 449 (9.65%) VMware
3 362 (7.78%) Cisco
4 339 (7.28%) Oracle
5 187 (4.02%) SAP
6 148 (3.18%) HP
7 139 (2.99%) Juniper
8 129 (2.77%) Citrix
9 116 (2.49%) F5
10 104 (2.23%) CheckPoint
11 93 (2.00%) Red Hat
12 82 (1.76%) Google
13 79 (1.70%) Atlassian
14 78 (1.68%) SolarWinds
15 73 (1.57%) EMC
16 51 (1.10%) Dell
17 47 (1.01%) Fortinet
17 47 (1.01%) Remedy
18 46 (0.99%) IBM
18 46 (0.99%) Palo Alto