Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 118 80
Rank change year-on-year +13 -38 +19
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4,721 4,580 6,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.02% 2.75% 3.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.73% 11.25% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2,990 3,186 4,317
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £26,150
90th Percentile £76,375 £72,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 37,081 40,706 48,516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.74% 24.44% 26.51%
Number of salaries quoted 27,671 31,430 39,496
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,408 £46,658
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.47% +1.61% +3.68%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% 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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018. 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 -5 1,298 £50,000 +7.53% 283
South West +3 1,186 £45,000 +2.27% 260
London +36 1,075 £60,000 +9.09% 251
Midlands +27 468 £47,000 -14.55% 95
North of England +42 434 £45,000 +12.50% 102
West Midlands +40 354 £50,000 -9.09% 74
North West +37 279 £45,000 +12.50% 59
East of England +6 252 £60,000 +20.00% 125
Yorkshire +58 133 £45,000 - 18
East Midlands +9 109 £35,500 -29.00% 20
North East -50 29 £51,000 +29.07% 25
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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 2,686 (56.89%) SC Cleared
2 1,458 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1,167 (24.72%) DV Cleared
4 1,015 (21.50%) C
5 998 (21.14%) Windows
6 926 (19.61%) Microsoft
7 849 (17.98%) Java
8 833 (17.64%) Degree
9 795 (16.84%) ITIL
10 770 (16.31%) Linux
11 745 (15.78%) Software Engineering
12 667 (14.13%) Python
13 622 (13.18%) SQL
14 577 (12.22%) Cybersecurity
15 567 (12.01%) C++
16 551 (11.67%) C#
17 504 (10.68%) Finance
18 500 (10.59%) Project Management
19 495 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
20 471 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
21 469 (9.93%) Firewall
22 454 (9.62%) Scrum
23 452 (9.57%) JavaScript
24 436 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
25 434 (9.19%) VMware
26 431 (9.13%) DevOps
27 421 (8.92%) Test Automation
28 419 (8.88%) SQL Server
29 416 (8.81%) Cisco
30 407 (8.62%) Active Directory

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
1 213 (4.51%) SharePoint
2 118 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
3 92 (1.95%) MS Exchange
4 87 (1.84%) Confluence
5 77 (1.63%) Apache Spark
6 52 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
7 47 (1.00%) Apache Pig
8 43 (0.91%) Apache
9 33 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
9 33 (0.70%) Skype for Business
10 32 (0.68%) IIS
11 30 (0.64%) OpenStack
12 26 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 26 (0.55%) WebLogic
13 20 (0.42%) JBoss
13 20 (0.42%) Tomcat
14 19 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
14 19 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
14 19 (0.40%) WebSphere
15 16 (0.34%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 297 (6.29%) Microsoft Office
2 124 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 123 (2.61%) Microsoft Project
4 100 (2.12%) MS Visio
5 60 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 20 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 19 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.21%) Simulink
9 9 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.11%) Windchill
11 3 (0.064%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.064%) Revit
11 3 (0.064%) SOLIDWORKS
11 3 (0.064%) Stata
12 2 (0.042%) SPSS
13 1 (0.021%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.021%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 49 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 14 (0.30%) SAP ERP
5 12 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
6 11 (0.23%) Primavera
7 10 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
8 8 (0.17%) assyst
9 7 (0.15%) SAP CO
9 7 (0.15%) SAP FI
9 7 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
9 7 (0.15%) SAP PS
9 7 (0.15%) Sentinel
10 6 (0.13%) SAP HR
10 6 (0.13%) SAP Payroll
10 6 (0.13%) SAP PP
10 6 (0.13%) SAP SCM
10 6 (0.13%) SAP WM
11 5 (0.11%) SAP MM
11 5 (0.11%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 436 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 375 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
3 164 (3.47%) Office 365
4 63 (1.33%) PaaS
5 44 (0.93%) IaaS
6 38 (0.80%) Amazon S3
7 32 (0.68%) GitHub
8 28 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
8 28 (0.59%) OpenShift
8 28 (0.59%) Serverless
9 27 (0.57%) SaaS
10 24 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
11 22 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
11 22 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
12 21 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
12 21 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
13 19 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
14 18 (0.38%) Boomi
15 16 (0.34%) Slack
16 15 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 469 (9.93%) Firewall
2 254 (5.38%) Network Security
3 204 (4.32%) LAN
4 191 (4.05%) WAN
5 160 (3.39%) TCP/IP
6 98 (2.08%) VPN
7 96 (2.03%) DNS
8 91 (1.93%) Internet
9 76 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
10 75 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
11 73 (1.55%) HTTP
12 72 (1.53%) Cisco Nexus
13 69 (1.46%) SSL
13 69 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
14 68 (1.44%) Wireless
15 67 (1.42%) DHCP
16 63 (1.33%) VLAN
17 58 (1.23%) VoIP
18 49 (1.04%) BGP
19 43 (0.91%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 419 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 241 (5.10%) Big Data
3 179 (3.79%) Hadoop
4 112 (2.37%) MySQL
5 99 (2.10%) Relational Database
6 98 (2.08%) MongoDB
7 88 (1.86%) Apache Hive
8 83 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
9 79 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
10 67 (1.42%) NoSQL
11 57 (1.21%) Oracle Database
12 56 (1.19%) Neo4j
13 48 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 45 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 41 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
16 39 (0.83%) RDBMS
16 39 (0.83%) SAP BW
16 39 (0.83%) SAP HANA
17 38 (0.80%) GIS
18 36 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 264 (5.59%) JIRA
2 248 (5.25%) Git (software)
3 210 (4.45%) Selenium
4 197 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 144 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 107 (2.27%) Visual Studio
7 106 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 102 (2.16%) Cucumber
9 82 (1.74%) Subversion
10 77 (1.63%) Maven
11 76 (1.61%) Bitbucket
12 68 (1.44%) Rational DOORS
13 65 (1.38%) JUnit
14 55 (1.17%) JMeter
15 53 (1.12%) Eclipse
16 50 (1.06%) Robot Framework
17 47 (1.00%) Vagrant
18 45 (0.95%) WebDriver
19 44 (0.93%) LoadRunner
20 43 (0.91%) SoapUI
General
1 504 (10.68%) Finance
2 151 (3.20%) Military
3 147 (3.11%) Telecoms
4 132 (2.80%) Marketing
5 128 (2.71%) Manufacturing
6 102 (2.16%) Retail
7 96 (2.03%) Electronics
8 95 (2.01%) Law
9 61 (1.29%) Aerospace
10 50 (1.06%) Advertising
11 45 (0.95%) Games
12 44 (0.93%) Legal
13 37 (0.78%) Publishing
14 34 (0.72%) Banking
15 23 (0.49%) Financial Institution
16 20 (0.42%) Billing
17 18 (0.38%) Local Government
18 14 (0.30%) Back Office
19 11 (0.23%) Automotive
20 8 (0.17%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 598 (12.67%) Developer
2 562 (11.90%) Analyst
3 549 (11.63%) Architect
4 465 (9.85%) Consultant
5 425 (9.00%) Software Engineer
6 221 (4.68%) Network Engineer
7 180 (3.81%) Project Manager
8 177 (3.75%) Java Developer
9 167 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
10 138 (2.92%) Software Developer
11 133 (2.82%) Tester
12 132 (2.80%) Business Analyst
12 132 (2.80%) Systems Engineer
13 126 (2.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 122 (2.58%) Test Engineer
15 121 (2.56%) C++ Software Engineer
16 120 (2.54%) Security Consultant
17 113 (2.39%) Security Engineer
18 111 (2.35%) Java Engineer
19 104 (2.20%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 314 (6.65%) .NET
2 220 (4.66%) HTML
3 212 (4.49%) AngularJS
4 209 (4.43%) Web Services
5 164 (3.47%) XML
6 152 (3.22%) Spring
7 146 (3.09%) .NET Framework
8 143 (3.03%) ASP.NET
9 141 (2.99%) CSS
10 139 (2.94%) REST
11 128 (2.71%) Node.js
12 124 (2.63%) Java EE
13 111 (2.35%) Django
14 100 (2.12%) HTML5
15 92 (1.95%) J2EE
16 84 (1.78%) Hibernate
17 77 (1.63%) React
18 70 (1.48%) Middleware
19 69 (1.46%) SOAP
20 62 (1.31%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 495 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
2 286 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
3 259 (5.49%) Management Information System
4 255 (5.40%) Computer Science
5 179 (3.79%) Data Centre
6 118 (2.50%) Driving Licence
7 113 (2.39%) User Experience
8 68 (1.44%) PKI
9 58 (1.23%) Public Cloud
10 51 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
11 47 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
12 45 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
13 43 (0.91%) Clustering
13 43 (0.91%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 40 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
15 38 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
16 37 (0.78%) Blackberry
17 35 (0.74%) CESG
18 31 (0.66%) Client/Server
18 31 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 998 (21.14%) Windows
2 770 (16.31%) Linux
3 316 (6.69%) Windows Server
4 222 (4.70%) Unix
5 191 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 176 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 155 (3.28%) Windows 7
8 143 (3.03%) Windows 10
9 142 (3.01%) Android
10 121 (2.56%) Apple iOS
11 83 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 74 (1.57%) Mac OS X
13 73 (1.55%) CentOS
14 31 (0.66%) Ubuntu
15 27 (0.57%) Windows 8
16 23 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
17 22 (0.47%) Solaris
17 22 (0.47%) Windows XP
18 12 (0.25%) Windows Phone
19 11 (0.23%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,458 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
2 795 (16.84%) ITIL
3 745 (15.78%) Software Engineering
4 577 (12.22%) Cybersecurity
5 500 (10.59%) Project Management
6 471 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
7 454 (9.62%) Scrum
8 431 (9.13%) DevOps
9 421 (8.92%) Test Automation
10 383 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
11 370 (7.84%) Information Security
12 362 (7.67%) TDD
13 361 (7.65%) Service Management
14 352 (7.46%) Service Delivery
15 333 (7.05%) UML
16 290 (6.14%) Mentoring
17 285 (6.04%) Business Intelligence
18 272 (5.76%) Analytics
19 265 (5.61%) Open Source
20 259 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1,015 (21.50%) C
2 849 (17.98%) Java
3 667 (14.13%) Python
4 622 (13.18%) SQL
5 567 (12.01%) C++
6 551 (11.67%) C#
7 452 (9.57%) JavaScript
8 263 (5.57%) PowerShell
9 192 (4.07%) Bash Shell
10 120 (2.54%) Ruby
11 98 (2.08%) PHP
12 96 (2.03%) PL/SQL
13 82 (1.74%) Perl
14 70 (1.48%) Shell Script
15 68 (1.44%) Objective-C
16 57 (1.21%) T-SQL
17 52 (1.10%) ABAP
18 41 (0.87%) Embedded C
18 41 (0.87%) Scala
19 37 (0.78%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2,686 (56.89%) SC Cleared
2 1,167 (24.72%) DV Cleared
3 833 (17.64%) Degree
4 318 (6.74%) Cisco Certification
5 266 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 220 (4.66%) CISSP
7 213 (4.51%) CCNA
8 199 (4.22%) MCSE
9 159 (3.37%) CCNP
10 103 (2.18%) SANS
11 99 (2.10%) CISM
12 90 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
13 89 (1.89%) GIAC
14 88 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
15 86 (1.82%) ISEB
16 77 (1.63%) Network+ Certification
17 76 (1.61%) SSCP
18 75 (1.59%) MCP
19 70 (1.48%) DBS Check
20 69 (1.46%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 243 (5.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 180 (3.81%) SLA
3 130 (2.75%) QA
4 118 (2.50%) GDPR
5 87 (1.84%) Data Quality
6 74 (1.57%) Cyber Essentials
7 62 (1.31%) PCI DSS
8 53 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 52 (1.10%) PMO
10 35 (0.74%) ISO 9001
11 32 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 29 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 24 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 17 (0.36%) GPG13
15 16 (0.34%) JSP 440
16 15 (0.32%) COBIT
17 13 (0.28%) ECSS
18 11 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
18 11 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 15288
19 10 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 407 (8.62%) Active Directory
2 340 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 252 (5.34%) Docker
4 134 (2.84%) Hyper-V
5 110 (2.33%) vSphere
6 81 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
7 63 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
8 47 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 44 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
9 44 (0.93%) VMware NSX
10 39 (0.83%) VirtualBox
11 27 (0.57%) Firmware
11 27 (0.57%) HDFS
12 26 (0.55%) Apache Flume
13 21 (0.44%) NFS
13 21 (0.44%) Samba
13 21 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
14 18 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 16 (0.34%) XenApp
16 15 (0.32%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 210 (4.45%) SCCM
2 168 (3.56%) Puppet
3 135 (2.86%) Kubernetes
4 134 (2.84%) Ansible
5 80 (1.69%) SCOM
6 78 (1.65%) Nagios
7 72 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
8 58 (1.23%) Terraform
9 51 (1.08%) Salt
10 46 (0.97%) vCenter Server
11 38 (0.80%) WSUS
12 37 (0.78%) HP ALM
12 37 (0.78%) vRealize
13 34 (0.72%) Cisco LMS
13 34 (0.72%) Opsview
14 29 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
15 27 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
15 27 (0.57%) Kibana
16 20 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
16 20 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 926 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 434 (9.19%) VMware
3 416 (8.81%) Cisco
4 347 (7.35%) Oracle
5 267 (5.66%) SAP
6 144 (3.05%) Juniper
7 134 (2.84%) Citrix
8 110 (2.33%) HP
9 102 (2.16%) F5
10 95 (2.01%) Red Hat
11 93 (1.97%) Atlassian
12 87 (1.84%) CheckPoint
13 75 (1.59%) EMC
14 69 (1.46%) SolarWinds
15 68 (1.44%) Dell
16 64 (1.36%) IBM
17 55 (1.17%) McAfee
18 52 (1.10%) Google
19 46 (0.97%) Cloudera
20 42 (0.89%) Fortinet