Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 93 101
Rank change year-on-year -27 +8 -22
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4,390 5,113 5,782
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.65% 3.10% 2.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.23% 12.21% 10.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2,767 3,530 4,298
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £28,088
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% -1.04%

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 39,094 41,883 54,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.63% 25.40% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 30,535 33,360 43,666
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -16 1,282 £47,500 - 254
South West -4 1,056 £45,000 +5.88% 163
London -5 901 £55,500 +0.91% 209
Midlands -7 458 £52,000 +9.47% 76
North of England -39 421 £40,000 -3.61% 84
West Midlands +7 336 £51,500 +14.44% 49
East of England 0 286 £45,000 - 89
North West -69 271 £40,000 - 54
East Midlands -33 122 £52,500 +10.53% 27
Yorkshire +15 116 £40,000 -5.88% 13
North East -45 36 £42,065 +5.16% 17
South Coast - 3 - -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 2,596 (59.13%) SC Cleared
2 1,182 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 1,014 (23.10%) Windows
4 1,002 (22.82%) ITIL
5 983 (22.39%) DV Cleared
6 886 (20.18%) Microsoft
7 822 (18.72%) Java
8 760 (17.31%) C
9 724 (16.49%) Linux
10 708 (16.13%) Degree
11 577 (13.14%) Finance
12 564 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
13 535 (12.19%) SQL
14 528 (12.03%) Software Engineering
15 510 (11.62%) Active Directory
16 490 (11.16%) Python
17 482 (10.98%) VMware
18 467 (10.64%) JavaScript
19 453 (10.32%) Cybersecurity
20 451 (10.27%) Service Delivery
21 428 (9.75%) C#
22 424 (9.66%) Service Management
23 416 (9.48%) Firewall
24 384 (8.75%) DevOps
25 382 (8.70%) SQL Server
26 360 (8.20%) Oracle
27 358 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
28 352 (8.02%) C++
29 349 (7.95%) Cisco
29 349 (7.95%) Information Security

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
1 259 (5.90%) SharePoint
2 139 (3.17%) Confluence
3 93 (2.12%) Apache Spark
3 93 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
4 91 (2.07%) MS Exchange
5 88 (2.00%) IIS
6 80 (1.82%) Skype for Business
7 78 (1.78%) Apache
8 70 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
9 52 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 49 (1.12%) JBoss
11 46 (1.05%) Tomcat
12 42 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
13 41 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
14 36 (0.82%) Apache Solr
14 36 (0.82%) WebSphere
15 28 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
16 20 (0.46%) WebLogic
16 20 (0.46%) WebSphere Portal
17 18 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 319 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
2 119 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 58 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 57 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
5 53 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (0.46%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.27%) Simulink
8 8 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.16%) GIMP
10 5 (0.11%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.11%) SPSS
11 3 (0.068%) Camtasia
12 2 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.046%) FrameMaker
12 2 (0.046%) InDesign
12 2 (0.046%) Mathcad
12 2 (0.046%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.046%) OrCAD
12 2 (0.046%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.023%) Blender
Business Applications
1 90 (2.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 50 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
3 28 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 27 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
5 22 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
6 15 (0.34%) SAP CO
6 15 (0.34%) SAP FI
6 15 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
7 11 (0.25%) SAP HCM
8 10 (0.23%) assyst
9 8 (0.18%) Maximo
9 8 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
9 8 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 7 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 7 (0.16%) Primavera
10 7 (0.16%) SAP HR
10 7 (0.16%) SAP Payroll
11 6 (0.14%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 6 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
11 6 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 243 (5.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 232 (5.28%) Amazon AWS
3 122 (2.78%) Office 365
4 46 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
5 45 (1.03%) Amazon S3
6 43 (0.98%) IaaS
6 43 (0.98%) OpenShift
7 41 (0.93%) PaaS
8 32 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
9 28 (0.64%) SaaS
10 26 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
10 26 (0.59%) Serverless
11 22 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
12 19 (0.43%) Slack
13 18 (0.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 18 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
14 17 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
15 14 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
16 10 (0.23%) GitHub
17 9 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 416 (9.48%) Firewall
2 251 (5.72%) TCP/IP
3 237 (5.40%) DNS
4 224 (5.10%) Network Security
5 212 (4.83%) WAN
6 208 (4.74%) LAN
7 156 (3.55%) DHCP
8 119 (2.71%) Internet
9 112 (2.55%) Wireless
10 100 (2.28%) VPN
11 88 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
12 84 (1.91%) Cisco Nexus
13 82 (1.87%) HTTP
14 74 (1.69%) SMTP
15 72 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
16 67 (1.53%) BGP
17 64 (1.46%) VLAN
18 63 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
19 58 (1.32%) Wireshark
20 57 (1.30%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 382 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 182 (4.15%) Hadoop
3 161 (3.67%) Big Data
4 155 (3.53%) MySQL
5 142 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
6 129 (2.94%) NoSQL
7 109 (2.48%) Relational Database
8 93 (2.12%) MongoDB
9 81 (1.85%) Oracle Database
10 60 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
10 60 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 57 (1.30%) RDBMS
12 56 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 52 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
14 46 (1.05%) GIS
15 39 (0.89%) Apache Hive
16 32 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
16 32 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
16 32 (0.73%) SAP BW
16 32 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 270 (6.15%) JIRA
2 228 (5.19%) Jenkins
3 215 (4.90%) Git (software)
4 139 (3.17%) Selenium
5 134 (3.05%) Subversion
6 117 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 105 (2.39%) Maven
8 97 (2.21%) Cucumber
9 95 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 75 (1.71%) Visual Studio
11 69 (1.57%) TeamCity
12 56 (1.28%) SoapUI
13 52 (1.18%) JMeter
14 50 (1.14%) Jasmine
15 49 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 47 (1.07%) Rational DOORS
17 39 (0.89%) WebDriver
18 37 (0.84%) JUnit
19 32 (0.73%) Gatling
20 30 (0.68%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 577 (13.14%) Finance
2 158 (3.60%) Military
3 136 (3.10%) Telecoms
4 122 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 88 (2.00%) Legal
6 86 (1.96%) Marketing
7 85 (1.94%) Retail
8 83 (1.89%) Aerospace
9 81 (1.85%) Electronics
10 74 (1.69%) Law
11 53 (1.21%) Games
12 43 (0.98%) Advertising
13 40 (0.91%) Publishing
14 36 (0.82%) Billing
15 31 (0.71%) Banking
16 17 (0.39%) Local Government
17 11 (0.25%) Back Office
18 10 (0.23%) Vietnamese Language
19 7 (0.16%) Automotive
20 4 (0.091%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 665 (15.15%) Analyst
2 598 (13.62%) Developer
3 420 (9.57%) Consultant
4 344 (7.84%) Architect
5 293 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 245 (5.58%) Java Developer
7 198 (4.51%) Network Engineer
8 179 (4.08%) Project Manager
9 155 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 148 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
11 143 (3.26%) Support Engineer
12 121 (2.76%) Security Consultant
13 119 (2.71%) Service Analyst
14 116 (2.64%) Tester
15 113 (2.57%) Security Analyst
16 111 (2.53%) Java Engineer
17 109 (2.48%) Administrator
18 103 (2.35%) Support Analyst
19 91 (2.07%) Software Developer
20 90 (2.05%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 341 (7.77%) HTML
2 299 (6.81%) .NET
3 247 (5.63%) Web Services
4 235 (5.35%) AngularJS
5 224 (5.10%) CSS
6 184 (4.19%) Spring
7 161 (3.67%) REST
8 153 (3.49%) XML
9 137 (3.12%) Hibernate
10 125 (2.85%) jQuery
11 124 (2.82%) HTML5
12 103 (2.35%) Java EE
13 99 (2.26%) Node.js
14 88 (2.00%) SOAP
15 81 (1.85%) ASP.NET
16 75 (1.71%) .NET Framework
16 75 (1.71%) JSF
17 72 (1.64%) Entity Framework
18 69 (1.57%) Middleware
19 61 (1.39%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 564 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
2 306 (6.97%) Management Information System
3 209 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 162 (3.69%) Data Centre
5 95 (2.16%) PKI
6 94 (2.14%) Driving Licence
7 87 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
8 85 (1.94%) CESG
9 83 (1.89%) User Experience
10 62 (1.41%) Fat Client
10 62 (1.41%) Thin Client
11 61 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 53 (1.21%) Cyberthreat
12 53 (1.21%) Replication
13 45 (1.03%) Algorithms
14 41 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
14 41 (0.93%) Smart Meter
15 40 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
16 37 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
17 36 (0.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,014 (23.10%) Windows
2 724 (16.49%) Linux
3 328 (7.47%) Windows Server
4 275 (6.26%) Unix
5 232 (5.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 198 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 174 (3.96%) Windows 7
8 151 (3.44%) Windows 10
9 112 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 76 (1.73%) CentOS
11 54 (1.23%) Android
12 39 (0.89%) Apple iOS
13 33 (0.75%) Windows XP
14 26 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
15 22 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
16 21 (0.48%) Mac OS X
17 18 (0.41%) Windows 8
18 17 (0.39%) Ubuntu
19 15 (0.34%) Kali Linux
20 13 (0.30%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,182 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 1,002 (22.82%) ITIL
3 528 (12.03%) Software Engineering
4 453 (10.32%) Cybersecurity
5 451 (10.27%) Service Delivery
6 424 (9.66%) Service Management
7 384 (8.75%) DevOps
8 349 (7.95%) Information Security
9 346 (7.88%) Scrum
10 338 (7.70%) Project Management
11 337 (7.68%) Test Automation
12 332 (7.56%) SDLC
13 313 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
14 309 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
15 285 (6.49%) ITSM
16 280 (6.38%) TDD
17 252 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
18 232 (5.28%) ITIL V3
19 231 (5.26%) Mentoring
20 229 (5.22%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 822 (18.72%) Java
2 760 (17.31%) C
3 535 (12.19%) SQL
4 490 (11.16%) Python
5 467 (10.64%) JavaScript
6 428 (9.75%) C#
7 352 (8.02%) C++
8 274 (6.24%) PowerShell
9 197 (4.49%) PHP
10 158 (3.60%) Bash Shell
11 148 (3.37%) Ruby
12 100 (2.28%) Scala
13 99 (2.26%) Perl
14 57 (1.30%) PL/SQL
15 54 (1.23%) Shell Script
16 45 (1.03%) MATLAB
17 39 (0.89%) T-SQL
18 37 (0.84%) Embedded C++
18 37 (0.84%) VBScript
19 35 (0.80%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2,596 (59.13%) SC Cleared
2 983 (22.39%) DV Cleared
3 708 (16.13%) Degree
4 332 (7.56%) Cisco Certification
5 214 (4.87%) CISSP
6 190 (4.33%) CCNA
7 167 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 155 (3.53%) CCNP
9 90 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
10 89 (2.03%) CISM
11 87 (1.98%) ISTQB
12 86 (1.96%) MCSE
13 82 (1.87%) CESG Certified Professional
14 72 (1.64%) CREST Certified
15 67 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 66 (1.50%) GIAC
17 63 (1.44%) SANS
18 55 (1.25%) CEH
19 54 (1.23%) CCIE
20 50 (1.14%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (6.54%) SLA
2 182 (4.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 85 (1.94%) QA
4 65 (1.48%) GDPR
5 63 (1.44%) PMO
6 51 (1.16%) PCI DSS
7 39 (0.89%) Data Quality
7 39 (0.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 32 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 31 (0.71%) RMADS
10 29 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 21 (0.48%) JSP 440
12 20 (0.46%) ISO 9001
13 16 (0.36%) NIST 800
14 15 (0.34%) MISRA
15 13 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
16 11 (0.25%) GPG13
17 10 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
18 9 (0.21%) DO-178B
18 9 (0.21%) DO-254
System Software
1 510 (11.62%) Active Directory
2 358 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 254 (5.79%) Docker
4 162 (3.69%) Hyper-V
5 83 (1.89%) vSphere
6 72 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
7 51 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
8 47 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
9 40 (0.91%) Snort
10 37 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
11 34 (0.77%) VMware NSX
12 31 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
13 30 (0.68%) NFS
13 30 (0.68%) Samba
14 26 (0.59%) BitLocker
15 16 (0.36%) HDFS
16 15 (0.34%) Apache Flume
16 15 (0.34%) Dovecot
16 15 (0.34%) Firmware
17 13 (0.30%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 236 (5.38%) Puppet
2 178 (4.05%) SCCM
3 158 (3.60%) Ansible
4 114 (2.60%) Kubernetes
5 110 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
6 83 (1.89%) SCOM
7 76 (1.73%) Nagios
8 58 (1.32%) Terraform
9 51 (1.16%) Opsview
10 49 (1.12%) Cisco LMS
11 45 (1.03%) SCVMM
12 40 (0.91%) vCenter Server
13 35 (0.80%) Kibana
14 30 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
15 25 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
15 25 (0.57%) Nessus
16 23 (0.52%) Prometheus
17 19 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
17 19 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 17 (0.39%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 886 (20.18%) Microsoft
2 482 (10.98%) VMware
3 360 (8.20%) Oracle
4 349 (7.95%) Cisco
5 179 (4.08%) Juniper
6 153 (3.49%) HP
7 140 (3.19%) Remedy
8 138 (3.14%) Citrix
8 138 (3.14%) SAP
9 109 (2.48%) Red Hat
10 88 (2.00%) McAfee
11 80 (1.82%) F5
12 71 (1.62%) CheckPoint
13 70 (1.59%) Palo Alto
14 57 (1.30%) Atlassian
15 55 (1.25%) Dell
16 54 (1.23%) IBM
17 51 (1.16%) BMC
17 51 (1.16%) Google
17 51 (1.16%) SolarWinds