Period
to 17 January 2022

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 17 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 67 58 79
Rank change year-on-year -9 +21 +14
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4,510 2,543 4,291
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.14% 4.60% 3.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.34% 22.64% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2,667 1,713 2,931
10th Percentile £33,000 £35,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £43,000 £37,702
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £56,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.19% +13.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,029 £51,500
% change year-on-year +9.03% +6.85% +3.00%

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 24,588 11,234 25,800
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.58% 20.31% 22.11%
Number of salaries quoted 13,573 8,472 19,541
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 17 January 2022.

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 17 January 2022. 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 -79 1,056 £70,000 +12.00% 273
South West +5 1,053 £57,500 +9.52% 259
South East -10 902 £55,000 +10.00% 244
North of England +94 857 £53,112 -3.43% 146
North West +82 696 £53,112 +6.22% 104
Midlands -7 421 £58,750 +6.82% 95
West Midlands -6 352 £60,000 +4.35% 74
East of England -13 235 £57,500 -11.54% 99
Yorkshire -20 107 £53,112 -15.02% 24
East Midlands -24 69 £54,056 -1.72% 21
North East +36 66 £43,750 -30.00% 18
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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 3,141 (69.65%) SC Cleared
2 1,739 (38.56%) Agile Software Development
3 1,123 (24.90%) Social Skills
4 1,108 (24.57%) Azure
5 918 (20.35%) AWS
6 818 (18.14%) DevOps
7 786 (17.43%) Microsoft
8 707 (15.68%) Public Sector
9 628 (13.92%) Windows
10 627 (13.90%) Python
11 624 (13.84%) Java
12 623 (13.81%) Linux
13 615 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
14 594 (13.17%) DV Cleared
15 583 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
16 517 (11.46%) Mentoring
17 491 (10.89%) Software Engineering
18 477 (10.58%) Finance
19 445 (9.87%) ITIL
20 425 (9.42%) SQL
21 424 (9.40%) Degree
22 422 (9.36%) Analytics
23 407 (9.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
24 387 (8.58%) Project Management
25 370 (8.20%) Docker
26 368 (8.16%) Active Directory
27 365 (8.09%) Scrum
28 362 (8.03%) VMware
29 353 (7.83%) JavaScript
30 332 (7.36%) Terraform

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
1 121 (2.68%) Confluence
2 97 (2.15%) SharePoint
3 71 (1.57%) IIS
4 62 (1.37%) GeoServer
5 54 (1.20%) Apache
6 44 (0.98%) MS Exchange
7 41 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (0.55%) JBoss
9 22 (0.49%) Apache Spark
10 18 (0.40%) SAS
11 17 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
11 17 (0.38%) CMS
12 14 (0.31%) Skype for Business
13 12 (0.27%) nginx
13 12 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (0.24%) Oracle Application Server
14 11 (0.24%) WordPress
15 10 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 10 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
16 9 (0.20%) WinCC
Applications
1 135 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 120 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
3 57 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.38%) Simulink
7 7 (0.16%) Adobe XD
8 5 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.067%) InDesign
9 3 (0.067%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.044%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.044%) InVision
10 2 (0.044%) Oracle Smart View
10 2 (0.044%) Sketch
11 1 (0.022%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.022%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.022%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.022%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 53 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
2 34 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
3 23 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
4 17 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
5 15 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 13 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
7 11 (0.24%) Maximo
8 9 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 9 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
9 7 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
9 7 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
10 6 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 5 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
11 5 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
11 5 (0.11%) SAP PP
11 5 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 4 (0.089%) Primavera
12 4 (0.089%) SAP FI
12 4 (0.089%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1,108 (24.57%) Azure
2 918 (20.35%) AWS
3 220 (4.88%) Microsoft 365
4 209 (4.63%) GCP
5 156 (3.46%) SaaS
6 148 (3.28%) IaaS
7 146 (3.24%) PaaS
8 116 (2.57%) Azure Active Directory
9 115 (2.55%) Power Platform
10 111 (2.46%) GitHub
11 90 (2.00%) iPaaS
12 89 (1.97%) Serverless
13 76 (1.69%) OpenShift
14 55 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
15 50 (1.11%) Azure Monitor
16 48 (1.06%) Azure Key Vault
17 45 (1.00%) Boomi
18 44 (0.98%) AtomSphere
19 43 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
20 40 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 280 (6.21%) Firewall
2 176 (3.90%) Network Security
3 135 (2.99%) TCP/IP
4 127 (2.82%) VPN
5 125 (2.77%) DNS
6 122 (2.71%) WAN
7 116 (2.57%) LAN
8 109 (2.42%) HTTP
9 91 (2.02%) DHCP
10 76 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
11 64 (1.42%) Unified Communications
12 51 (1.13%) BGP
13 46 (1.02%) Wireshark
14 43 (0.95%) OSPF
15 41 (0.91%) Remote Desktop
16 34 (0.75%) VoIP
17 30 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
18 27 (0.60%) SAN
18 27 (0.60%) SMS
19 26 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 189 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
3 140 (3.10%) Big Data
4 127 (2.82%) MySQL
5 94 (2.08%) Power BI
6 90 (2.00%) GIS
7 84 (1.86%) NoSQL
8 82 (1.82%) Relational Database
9 69 (1.53%) Hadoop
10 65 (1.44%) Oracle Database
11 64 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
12 61 (1.35%) QGIS
13 59 (1.31%) MongoDB
14 38 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
15 33 (0.73%) InfluxDB
16 32 (0.71%) MariaDB
16 32 (0.71%) Metadata
17 31 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 29 (0.64%) Tableau
19 27 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 316 (7.01%) Jenkins
2 243 (5.39%) JIRA
3 230 (5.10%) Git (software)
4 102 (2.26%) GitLab
5 98 (2.17%) Selenium
6 78 (1.73%) Cucumber
7 74 (1.64%) Maven
8 67 (1.49%) Bitbucket
9 61 (1.35%) JUnit
10 60 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 59 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
12 44 (0.98%) SonarQube
13 43 (0.95%) Postman
14 42 (0.93%) JMeter
15 39 (0.86%) Visual Studio
16 32 (0.71%) REST Assured
16 32 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
16 32 (0.71%) Subversion
17 26 (0.58%) Mockito
18 23 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1,123 (24.90%) Social Skills
2 707 (15.68%) Public Sector
3 477 (10.58%) Finance
4 407 (9.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 286 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
6 161 (3.57%) Presentation Skills
7 156 (3.46%) Military
8 151 (3.35%) Aerospace
9 150 (3.33%) Telecoms
10 146 (3.24%) Organisational Skills
11 116 (2.57%) Retail
12 108 (2.39%) Legal
13 102 (2.26%) Influencing Skills
14 92 (2.04%) Law
15 89 (1.97%) Police
16 69 (1.53%) Marketing
17 65 (1.44%) Manufacturing
18 53 (1.18%) Local Government
19 51 (1.13%) Electronics
20 35 (0.78%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 584 (12.95%) Developer
2 536 (11.88%) Analyst
3 505 (11.20%) Architect
4 407 (9.02%) Consultant
5 295 (6.54%) Software Engineer
6 259 (5.74%) DevOps Engineer
7 163 (3.61%) Java Developer
8 151 (3.35%) Project Manager
9 150 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
10 148 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
11 145 (3.22%) Cloud Consultant
12 141 (3.13%) Business Analyst
13 120 (2.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 114 (2.53%) Network Engineer
15 99 (2.20%) Security Engineer
16 95 (2.11%) Security Consultant
17 86 (1.91%) Senior Developer
18 83 (1.84%) Security Architect
19 80 (1.77%) Cloud Engineer
20 79 (1.75%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (5.37%) React
2 210 (4.66%) REST
3 206 (4.57%) .NET
4 182 (4.04%) CSS
5 178 (3.95%) Spring
6 137 (3.04%) AngularJS
7 130 (2.88%) HTML
8 101 (2.24%) Node.js
9 80 (1.77%) RESTful
9 80 (1.77%) Web Services
10 79 (1.75%) XML
11 71 (1.57%) Hibernate
12 70 (1.55%) OpenLayers
13 67 (1.49%) JSON
14 66 (1.46%) Kafka
15 62 (1.37%) ARM Templates
15 62 (1.37%) Leaflet
15 62 (1.37%) PostGIS
16 58 (1.29%) Middleware
16 58 (1.29%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 265 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
2 245 (5.43%) Public Cloud
3 231 (5.12%) Management Information System
4 196 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
5 177 (3.92%) Data Centre
6 115 (2.55%) User Experience
7 98 (2.17%) Cloud Native
8 91 (2.02%) Cyber Defence
9 88 (1.95%) Cyberattack
10 77 (1.71%) PKI
11 76 (1.69%) Cyberthreat
12 72 (1.60%) Driving Licence
13 59 (1.31%) e-Learning
14 55 (1.22%) Smart Meter
15 54 (1.20%) Cybercrime
16 40 (0.89%) Clustering
17 39 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
18 37 (0.82%) NHS
19 36 (0.80%) Private Cloud
20 33 (0.73%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 628 (13.92%) Windows
2 623 (13.81%) Linux
3 260 (5.76%) Windows Server
4 221 (4.90%) Windows 10
5 145 (3.22%) Unix
6 94 (2.08%) Windows Server 2016
7 88 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 84 (1.86%) Ubuntu
9 82 (1.82%) Windows Server 2019
10 73 (1.62%) CentOS
11 70 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 60 (1.33%) Android
13 36 (0.80%) Apple iOS
14 34 (0.75%) Windows 7
15 26 (0.58%) VMS
16 25 (0.55%) Mac OS
17 22 (0.49%) Solaris
18 19 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
19 14 (0.31%) Windows 8
20 8 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,739 (38.56%) Agile Software Development
2 818 (18.14%) DevOps
3 615 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
4 583 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
5 517 (11.46%) Mentoring
6 491 (10.89%) Software Engineering
7 445 (9.87%) ITIL
8 422 (9.36%) Analytics
9 387 (8.58%) Project Management
10 365 (8.09%) Scrum
11 284 (6.30%) Open Source
12 283 (6.27%) Stakeholder Management
13 280 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
14 272 (6.03%) Test Automation
15 251 (5.57%) Service Management
16 249 (5.52%) Project Delivery
17 234 (5.19%) Coaching
18 230 (5.10%) SDLC
19 218 (4.83%) Microservices
19 218 (4.83%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 627 (13.90%) Python
2 624 (13.84%) Java
3 425 (9.42%) SQL
4 353 (7.83%) JavaScript
5 328 (7.27%) C#
6 239 (5.30%) PowerShell
7 233 (5.17%) C
8 181 (4.01%) Bash
9 179 (3.97%) C++
10 82 (1.82%) Perl
11 75 (1.66%) Ruby
12 74 (1.64%) Java 8
13 69 (1.53%) TypeScript
14 65 (1.44%) Go
15 45 (1.00%) T-SQL
16 42 (0.93%) R
17 35 (0.78%) PL/SQL
18 33 (0.73%) Shell Script
19 24 (0.53%) Scala
20 22 (0.49%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3,141 (69.65%) SC Cleared
2 594 (13.17%) DV Cleared
3 424 (9.40%) Degree
4 164 (3.64%) CISSP
5 138 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
6 116 (2.57%) CISM
7 103 (2.28%) BPSS Clearance
8 102 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 80 (1.77%) CCNP
10 78 (1.73%) CCNA
11 75 (1.66%) DBS Check
12 65 (1.44%) HND
13 59 (1.31%) CESG Certified Professional
14 58 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
15 57 (1.26%) HNC
16 51 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
17 48 (1.06%) MCSA
18 41 (0.91%) ISTQB
19 34 (0.75%) AWS Certification
20 29 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (6.36%) SLA
2 164 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 147 (3.26%) QA
4 117 (2.59%) NIST
5 90 (2.00%) Cyber Essentials
6 86 (1.91%) GDPR
7 77 (1.71%) NCSC
8 61 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 47 (1.04%) Accessibility
10 46 (1.02%) Data Quality
11 44 (0.98%) Def Stans
12 40 (0.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 40 (0.89%) JSP 440
13 26 (0.58%) HAZOP
14 25 (0.55%) PMO
15 24 (0.53%) RMADS
16 22 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 18 (0.40%) COBIT
18 15 (0.33%) IEC 61508
19 13 (0.29%) GRC
System Software
1 370 (8.20%) Docker
2 368 (8.16%) Active Directory
3 285 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 103 (2.28%) Hyper-V
5 76 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
6 51 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
7 48 (1.06%) vSphere
8 40 (0.89%) Firmware
9 19 (0.42%) Postfix
10 17 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
10 17 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
11 16 (0.35%) NFS
12 13 (0.29%) XenDesktop
13 12 (0.27%) VMware NSX
14 9 (0.20%) XenApp
15 7 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (0.13%) Terminal Services
17 5 (0.11%) KVM
17 5 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
17 5 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 332 (7.36%) Terraform
2 324 (7.18%) Kubernetes
3 299 (6.63%) Ansible
4 153 (3.39%) Puppet
5 134 (2.97%) SCCM
6 92 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
7 67 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
8 58 (1.29%) Grafana
9 46 (1.02%) Prometheus
10 40 (0.89%) Icinga
11 34 (0.75%) Packer
12 31 (0.69%) Consul
13 29 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
14 24 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
14 24 (0.53%) Nagios
15 21 (0.47%) CFEngine
16 19 (0.42%) vCenter Server
17 17 (0.38%) Data Guard
18 15 (0.33%) FortiGate
18 15 (0.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 786 (17.43%) Microsoft
2 362 (8.03%) VMware
3 306 (6.78%) Oracle
4 264 (5.85%) Cisco
5 196 (4.35%) ServiceNow
6 133 (2.95%) Adobe
7 127 (2.82%) Juniper
8 122 (2.71%) Fortinet
9 111 (2.46%) Apple
10 109 (2.42%) Red Hat
11 97 (2.15%) SAP
12 96 (2.13%) CheckPoint
13 91 (2.02%) Google
14 81 (1.80%) Palo Alto
15 79 (1.75%) Atlassian
16 73 (1.62%) Dell
16 73 (1.62%) F5
17 72 (1.60%) MuleSoft
18 66 (1.46%) NEC
18 66 (1.46%) Northgate