Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 60 56 63
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7 +52
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4,739 3,010 5,737
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.73% 4.62% 4.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.68% 20.86% 17.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2,680 1,947 3,679
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £38,475 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,914 £52,500 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.41% +0.96% +9.47%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +10.53%

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 20,892 14,431 32,692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.83% 22.14% 24.45%
Number of salaries quoted 12,624 10,878 24,115
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,475 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 24 July 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 24 July 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
South West -3 1,213 £52,500 -4.55% 245
London +18 1,149 £65,000 +13.04% 258
South East -11 1,014 £55,000 +18.92% 250
North of England +40 561 £54,000 +8.00% 186
Midlands +5 556 £60,000 +33.33% 96
West Midlands +17 451 £60,000 +26.32% 78
North West +32 417 £52,500 +16.67% 130
East of England +36 184 £62,500 +21.95% 99
East Midlands -37 102 £46,250 +4.23% 18
Yorkshire -12 96 £54,000 -5.68% 33
North East +22 53 £54,000 +8.00% 23
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 3,314 (69.93%) SC Cleared
2 1,982 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
3 1,241 (26.19%) Social Skills
4 1,113 (23.49%) DevOps
5 1,107 (23.36%) Azure
6 992 (20.93%) AWS
7 907 (19.14%) Linux
8 850 (17.94%) Java
9 747 (15.76%) Software Engineering
9 747 (15.76%) DV Cleared
10 696 (14.69%) Problem-Solving
11 686 (14.48%) Python
12 684 (14.43%) Microsoft
13 666 (14.05%) Terraform
14 632 (13.34%) Docker
15 609 (12.85%) Public Sector
16 560 (11.82%) Kubernetes
17 558 (11.77%) Degree
18 557 (11.75%) Scrum
19 541 (11.42%) Cybersecurity
20 539 (11.37%) Jenkins
21 498 (10.51%) Oracle
22 471 (9.94%) Windows
23 468 (9.88%) Ansible
24 458 (9.66%) SQL
25 453 (9.56%) JavaScript
26 451 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
27 439 (9.26%) Finance
28 424 (8.95%) Analytics
29 386 (8.15%) C#

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 93 (1.96%) Confluence
2 86 (1.81%) SharePoint
3 76 (1.60%) GeoServer
4 47 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
5 42 (0.89%) MS Exchange
6 34 (0.72%) Apache Spark
6 34 (0.72%) IIS
6 34 (0.72%) WebLogic
7 31 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 23 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 22 (0.46%) Apache
10 21 (0.44%) ArcGIS
10 21 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
11 19 (0.40%) Tomcat
12 15 (0.32%) JBoss
13 14 (0.30%) OpenStack
13 14 (0.30%) Skype for Business
14 12 (0.25%) SAS
14 12 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
15 11 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 87 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
4 39 (0.82%) Simulink
5 28 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 20 (0.42%) MS Visio
7 15 (0.32%) Oracle Smart View
8 9 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
8 9 (0.19%) Zemax
9 6 (0.13%) Gephi
10 5 (0.11%) Figma
11 4 (0.084%) InVision
11 4 (0.084%) Sketch
11 4 (0.084%) Zeplin
12 3 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.063%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.063%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.063%) Stateflow
13 2 (0.042%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 125 (2.64%) Oracle ERP
2 73 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
3 48 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
4 35 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
5 32 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
6 26 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
7 25 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
8 24 (0.51%) Oracle Cash Management
9 23 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
10 18 (0.38%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 15 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
12 14 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 14 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
13 13 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
13 13 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
14 9 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
14 9 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HCM
15 7 (0.15%) Oracle Payroll
16 4 (0.084%) Oracle HRMS
16 4 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1,107 (23.36%) Azure
2 992 (20.93%) AWS
3 267 (5.63%) SaaS
4 211 (4.45%) IaaS
5 207 (4.37%) PaaS
6 203 (4.28%) Serverless
7 179 (3.78%) GCP
8 169 (3.57%) GitHub
9 130 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
10 121 (2.55%) Microsoft 365
11 107 (2.26%) Power Platform
12 95 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
13 84 (1.77%) OpenShift
14 78 (1.65%) Azure Key Vault
15 73 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
16 48 (1.01%) PowerApps
17 46 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
18 45 (0.95%) Power Automate
19 35 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
20 34 (0.72%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 265 (5.59%) Firewall
2 144 (3.04%) Network Security
3 112 (2.36%) VPN
4 104 (2.19%) Internet
5 102 (2.15%) WAN
6 97 (2.05%) DNS
7 91 (1.92%) LAN
8 79 (1.67%) HTTP
9 75 (1.58%) DHCP
10 67 (1.41%) TCP/IP
11 62 (1.31%) BGP
12 51 (1.08%) OSPF
13 47 (0.99%) Wireless
14 46 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
15 45 (0.95%) Ethernet
16 38 (0.80%) SAN
17 36 (0.76%) Cisco Firepower
17 36 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
18 35 (0.74%) IPsec
19 34 (0.72%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (5.63%) Big Data
2 192 (4.05%) SQL Server
3 178 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
4 117 (2.47%) MongoDB
5 109 (2.30%) GIS
6 106 (2.24%) NoSQL
7 105 (2.22%) MySQL
8 94 (1.98%) Hadoop
9 83 (1.75%) Oracle Database
10 75 (1.58%) Power BI
10 75 (1.58%) QGIS
11 57 (1.20%) Relational Database
12 50 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
13 34 (0.72%) Tableau
14 33 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
15 32 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
16 30 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
17 28 (0.59%) Data Lake
18 25 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 24 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 539 (11.37%) Jenkins
2 292 (6.16%) Git (software)
3 248 (5.23%) JIRA
4 199 (4.20%) GitLab
5 129 (2.72%) Selenium
6 100 (2.11%) JMeter
7 97 (2.05%) Rational DOORS
8 96 (2.03%) Cucumber
9 87 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 81 (1.71%) Maven
11 66 (1.39%) Eclipse
12 58 (1.22%) SonarQube
13 57 (1.20%) JUnit
14 52 (1.10%) Robot Framework
15 51 (1.08%) Bitbucket
16 46 (0.97%) Rational Rhapsody
17 44 (0.93%) REST Assured
18 43 (0.91%) Mockito
19 40 (0.84%) SoapUI
20 39 (0.82%) Postman
General
1 1,241 (26.19%) Social Skills
2 609 (12.85%) Public Sector
3 439 (9.26%) Finance
4 284 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
5 169 (3.57%) Marketing
6 155 (3.27%) Military
7 152 (3.21%) Law
8 150 (3.17%) Aerospace
9 149 (3.14%) Telecoms
10 130 (2.74%) Influencing Skills
11 129 (2.72%) Legal
12 125 (2.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 118 (2.49%) Electronics
14 115 (2.43%) Presentation Skills
15 103 (2.17%) Manufacturing
16 85 (1.79%) Police
17 70 (1.48%) Retail
18 48 (1.01%) Local Government
19 46 (0.97%) Documentation Skills
20 45 (0.95%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 711 (15.00%) Developer
2 646 (13.63%) Architect
3 504 (10.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 379 (8.00%) Software Engineer
5 375 (7.91%) Consultant
6 313 (6.60%) Analyst
7 281 (5.93%) Java Developer
8 184 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
9 173 (3.65%) Project Manager
10 161 (3.40%) Systems Engineer
11 137 (2.89%) Senior DevOps
11 137 (2.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 129 (2.72%) Network Engineer
13 122 (2.57%) Senior Developer
14 97 (2.05%) Administrator
15 96 (2.03%) Lead Architect
16 87 (1.84%) Azure Engineer
17 84 (1.77%) AWS Engineer
17 84 (1.77%) Security Architect
18 83 (1.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (5.76%) Spring
2 262 (5.53%) .NET
3 259 (5.47%) React
4 248 (5.23%) Web Services
5 245 (5.17%) REST
6 182 (3.84%) CSS
7 171 (3.61%) Middleware
8 162 (3.42%) Hibernate
9 137 (2.89%) HTML
10 129 (2.72%) GraphQL
11 117 (2.47%) JavaBeans
12 115 (2.43%) Elastic Stack
13 113 (2.38%) RESTful
14 112 (2.36%) AngularJS
15 105 (2.22%) Node.js
16 93 (1.96%) OAuth
17 82 (1.73%) OAuth2
18 79 (1.67%) Kafka
19 77 (1.62%) Spring Boot
20 76 (1.60%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 190 (4.01%) Public Cloud
2 178 (3.76%) Greenfield Project
3 165 (3.48%) Data Centre
3 165 (3.48%) Management Information System
4 162 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
5 140 (2.95%) Cloud Native
6 126 (2.66%) Hybrid Cloud
7 82 (1.73%) User Experience
8 72 (1.52%) Driving Licence
9 69 (1.46%) Cyberthreat
10 61 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
11 52 (1.10%) PKI
12 51 (1.08%) Algorithms
13 47 (0.99%) Cyberattack
13 47 (0.99%) Private Cloud
13 47 (0.99%) Virtual Team
14 40 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
14 40 (0.84%) NHS
15 39 (0.82%) Cybercrime
16 38 (0.80%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 907 (19.14%) Linux
2 471 (9.94%) Windows
3 187 (3.95%) Windows Server
4 151 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 141 (2.98%) Unix
6 130 (2.74%) Ubuntu
7 112 (2.36%) CentOS
8 101 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 98 (2.07%) Windows Server 2016
10 81 (1.71%) Windows Server 2019
11 59 (1.24%) Windows 10
12 43 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
13 31 (0.65%) Debian
14 29 (0.61%) Android
15 26 (0.55%) Solaris
16 17 (0.36%) Windows 7
17 16 (0.34%) Apple iOS
17 16 (0.34%) Fedora
18 10 (0.21%) AIX
18 10 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,982 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
2 1,113 (23.49%) DevOps
3 747 (15.76%) Software Engineering
4 696 (14.69%) Problem-Solving
5 557 (11.75%) Scrum
6 541 (11.42%) Cybersecurity
7 451 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 424 (8.95%) Analytics
9 377 (7.96%) Mentoring
10 370 (7.81%) Open Source
11 369 (7.79%) Project Management
12 354 (7.47%) Infrastructure as Code
13 350 (7.39%) ITIL
14 318 (6.71%) Microservices
15 309 (6.52%) Configuration Management
16 304 (6.41%) Project Delivery
17 301 (6.35%) Test Automation
18 290 (6.12%) Coaching
19 268 (5.66%) Systems Engineering
20 245 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 850 (17.94%) Java
2 686 (14.48%) Python
3 458 (9.66%) SQL
4 453 (9.56%) JavaScript
5 386 (8.15%) C#
6 335 (7.07%) C
7 271 (5.72%) C++
8 260 (5.49%) PowerShell
9 214 (4.52%) Bash Shell
10 156 (3.29%) Java 8
11 105 (2.22%) Go
12 89 (1.88%) Ruby
13 79 (1.67%) PL/SQL
14 72 (1.52%) MATLAB
14 72 (1.52%) Perl
15 52 (1.10%) TypeScript
16 50 (1.06%) Shell Script
17 43 (0.91%) R
18 31 (0.65%) Scala
19 20 (0.42%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 3,314 (69.93%) SC Cleared
2 747 (15.76%) DV Cleared
3 558 (11.77%) Degree
4 188 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
5 172 (3.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 140 (2.95%) Oracle Certification
7 121 (2.55%) CISSP
8 108 (2.28%) CCNP
9 105 (2.22%) CCNA
10 80 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
10 80 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 61 (1.29%) AWS Certification
12 60 (1.27%) CISM
13 54 (1.14%) MCSE
14 52 (1.10%) CESG Certified Professional
15 43 (0.91%) ISTQB
16 39 (0.82%) CEH
16 39 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
17 37 (0.78%) MCSA
18 34 (0.72%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 136 (2.87%) QA
3 120 (2.53%) SLA
4 110 (2.32%) GDPR
5 80 (1.69%) NIST
6 73 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
7 54 (1.14%) NCSC
8 49 (1.03%) Def Stans
9 40 (0.84%) JSP 440
10 35 (0.74%) Accessibility
11 31 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 29 (0.61%) Data Quality
13 26 (0.55%) HAZOP
14 23 (0.49%) PMO
15 22 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 19 (0.40%) NIST 800
17 18 (0.38%) ECSS
17 18 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 18 (0.38%) MISRA
17 18 (0.38%) MISRA C
System Software
1 632 (13.34%) Docker
2 252 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 237 (5.00%) Active Directory
4 63 (1.33%) Hyper-V
5 56 (1.18%) vSphere
6 54 (1.14%) VMware NSX
7 53 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
8 36 (0.76%) Firmware
9 33 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
10 24 (0.51%) KVM
11 17 (0.36%) Postfix
12 11 (0.23%) NFS
12 11 (0.23%) Terminal Services
13 10 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
13 10 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
15 8 (0.17%) iptables
15 8 (0.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 7 (0.15%) VirtualBox
16 7 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 666 (14.05%) Terraform
2 560 (11.82%) Kubernetes
3 468 (9.88%) Ansible
4 180 (3.80%) Puppet
5 93 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
6 81 (1.71%) Istio
7 70 (1.48%) SCCM
8 58 (1.22%) Packer
9 52 (1.10%) Prometheus
10 45 (0.95%) Consul
11 44 (0.93%) CFEngine
12 42 (0.89%) Grafana
13 33 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
13 33 (0.70%) SCOM
13 33 (0.70%) WSUS
14 32 (0.68%) Graphite
15 29 (0.61%) Kibana
16 24 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
17 22 (0.46%) Nagios
18 20 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 684 (14.43%) Microsoft
2 498 (10.51%) Oracle
3 327 (6.90%) VMware
4 273 (5.76%) Cisco
5 123 (2.60%) SAP
6 108 (2.28%) Red Hat
7 101 (2.13%) ServiceNow
8 100 (2.11%) Google
9 90 (1.90%) Splunk
10 78 (1.65%) Atlassian
11 65 (1.37%) Citrix
12 62 (1.31%) Juniper
13 52 (1.10%) IBM
14 51 (1.08%) HP
15 49 (1.03%) F5
16 46 (0.97%) McAfee
17 37 (0.78%) Fortinet
17 37 (0.78%) SolarWinds
18 34 (0.72%) NetApp
19 30 (0.63%) ArcSight