Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 67 50 78
Rank change year-on-year -17 +28 +29
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4,791 2,263 4,673
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.38% 5.14% 3.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.99% 23.50% 15.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2,574 1,526 3,282
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £54,380 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.33% +3.58% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £76,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £54,380 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.33% +3.58% +5.00%

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 22,830 9,630 29,694
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.85% 21.88% 23.41%
Number of salaries quoted 13,276 7,450 22,200
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £82,500
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 October 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 17 October 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 -6 1,122 £60,000 +4.58% 267
London -62 1,098 £70,000 +16.67% 295
South East -18 1,081 £52,500 +16.67% 271
North of England +49 659 £53,112 +18.03% 175
Midlands +5 612 £60,000 +20.00% 109
North West +49 548 £53,000 +19.45% 125
West Midlands +6 488 £62,500 +13.64% 88
East of England -22 170 £55,000 +4.76% 121
East Midlands -24 121 £45,000 +5.88% 21
Yorkshire -67 69 £55,000 -12.00% 29
North East +15 51 £55,957 +24.35% 21
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 3,308 (69.05%) SC Cleared
2 2,016 (42.08%) Agile Software Development
3 1,378 (28.76%) Social Skills
4 1,184 (24.71%) Azure
5 991 (20.68%) DevOps
6 977 (20.39%) AWS
7 788 (16.45%) Java
8 759 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
9 732 (15.28%) Linux
10 711 (14.84%) Microsoft
11 619 (12.92%) Software Engineering
12 604 (12.61%) Docker
13 600 (12.52%) Python
14 588 (12.27%) Cybersecurity
15 580 (12.11%) Terraform
15 580 (12.11%) Public Sector
16 555 (11.58%) DV Cleared
16 555 (11.58%) Windows
17 548 (11.44%) Mentoring
18 542 (11.31%) Scrum
19 525 (10.96%) Degree
20 516 (10.77%) Jenkins
21 451 (9.41%) Finance
22 444 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
23 442 (9.23%) Analytics
24 434 (9.06%) Oracle
25 429 (8.95%) Kubernetes
26 420 (8.77%) Ansible
27 418 (8.72%) SQL
28 407 (8.50%) JavaScript

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 90 (1.88%) GeoServer
2 88 (1.84%) SharePoint
3 84 (1.75%) Confluence
4 71 (1.48%) IIS
5 39 (0.81%) MS Exchange
6 31 (0.65%) WebLogic
7 28 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
7 28 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 25 (0.52%) Apache
9 22 (0.46%) Apache Spark
9 22 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
10 21 (0.44%) ArcGIS
10 21 (0.44%) JBoss
11 17 (0.35%) SAS
12 16 (0.33%) nginx
13 14 (0.29%) Tomcat
14 12 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
15 11 (0.23%) CMS
15 11 (0.23%) Skype for Business
16 10 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 99 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 47 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
5 26 (0.54%) Simulink
6 13 (0.27%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.15%) Oracle Smart View
7 7 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.13%) Zemax
9 5 (0.10%) Figma
9 5 (0.10%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.083%) InVision
10 4 (0.083%) Sketch
10 4 (0.083%) Zeplin
11 3 (0.063%) InDesign
12 2 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.021%) GIMP
13 1 (0.021%) Inkscape
Business Applications
1 90 (1.88%) Oracle ERP
2 72 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
3 55 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
4 25 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
5 24 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 24 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
6 23 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
7 19 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
8 18 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
9 17 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
10 15 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
10 15 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 12 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
11 12 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
12 10 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
13 8 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
13 8 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
14 5 (0.10%) Oracle Payroll
15 4 (0.083%) Oracle SCM
16 3 (0.063%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1,184 (24.71%) Azure
2 977 (20.39%) AWS
3 227 (4.74%) Serverless
4 210 (4.38%) GitHub
5 206 (4.30%) SaaS
6 205 (4.28%) GCP
7 173 (3.61%) Microsoft 365
8 158 (3.30%) IaaS
9 153 (3.19%) PaaS
10 146 (3.05%) Azure Active Directory
11 122 (2.55%) Power Platform
12 107 (2.23%) OpenShift
13 89 (1.86%) iPaaS
14 87 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
15 82 (1.71%) Azure Key Vault
16 55 (1.15%) PowerApps
17 53 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
18 48 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
19 47 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
20 46 (0.96%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 263 (5.49%) Firewall
2 150 (3.13%) Network Security
3 132 (2.76%) VPN
4 98 (2.05%) DNS
5 97 (2.02%) HTTP
6 81 (1.69%) WAN
7 75 (1.57%) DHCP
8 74 (1.54%) LAN
9 55 (1.15%) Internet
9 55 (1.15%) Unified Communications
10 52 (1.09%) TCP/IP
11 46 (0.96%) BGP
11 46 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
12 43 (0.90%) Wireshark
13 34 (0.71%) SAN
14 33 (0.69%) OSPF
15 30 (0.63%) Wireless
16 29 (0.61%) SSH
17 27 (0.56%) SMS
18 23 (0.48%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (5.03%) Big Data
2 212 (4.42%) SQL Server
3 181 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
4 120 (2.50%) GIS
5 103 (2.15%) MongoDB
6 101 (2.11%) Hadoop
7 99 (2.07%) MySQL
8 89 (1.86%) Power BI
8 89 (1.86%) QGIS
9 84 (1.75%) Relational Database
10 78 (1.63%) Oracle Database
11 69 (1.44%) NoSQL
12 57 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
13 36 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
13 36 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 35 (0.73%) Tableau
15 28 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 27 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
17 24 (0.50%) Metadata
17 24 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 516 (10.77%) Jenkins
2 259 (5.41%) JIRA
3 202 (4.22%) Git (software)
4 137 (2.86%) Selenium
5 131 (2.73%) GitLab
6 101 (2.11%) JMeter
7 91 (1.90%) Cucumber
8 68 (1.42%) JUnit
9 65 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 64 (1.34%) Eclipse
11 62 (1.29%) Rational DOORS
12 60 (1.25%) Maven
13 58 (1.21%) Robot Framework
14 56 (1.17%) Postman
15 55 (1.15%) Bitbucket
16 52 (1.09%) SonarQube
17 51 (1.06%) REST Assured
17 51 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
18 41 (0.86%) SoapUI
19 37 (0.77%) Mockito
General
1 1,378 (28.76%) Social Skills
2 580 (12.11%) Public Sector
3 451 (9.41%) Finance
4 262 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
5 177 (3.69%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 150 (3.13%) Presentation Skills
7 146 (3.05%) Military
8 139 (2.90%) Aerospace
9 136 (2.84%) Police
10 120 (2.50%) Influencing Skills
11 117 (2.44%) Legal
11 117 (2.44%) Retail
12 114 (2.38%) Marketing
13 103 (2.15%) Telecoms
14 102 (2.13%) Law
15 57 (1.19%) Organisational Skills
16 55 (1.15%) Manufacturing
17 50 (1.04%) Electronics
18 45 (0.94%) Documentation Skills
19 42 (0.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 783 (16.34%) Developer
2 613 (12.79%) Architect
3 435 (9.08%) Consultant
4 414 (8.64%) DevOps Engineer
5 334 (6.97%) Analyst
6 319 (6.66%) Software Engineer
7 304 (6.35%) Java Developer
8 194 (4.05%) Project Manager
9 170 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
10 138 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
11 131 (2.73%) Senior Developer
12 115 (2.40%) Cloud Consultant
13 113 (2.36%) Senior DevOps
13 113 (2.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 111 (2.32%) Security Consultant
15 108 (2.25%) Network Engineer
16 98 (2.05%) Security Engineer
17 96 (2.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 94 (1.96%) Cybersecurity Consultant
19 93 (1.94%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (6.85%) REST
2 290 (6.05%) React
3 287 (5.99%) Spring
4 256 (5.34%) .NET
5 202 (4.22%) Web Services
6 190 (3.97%) CSS
7 183 (3.82%) Hibernate
7 183 (3.82%) Middleware
8 149 (3.11%) GraphQL
9 139 (2.90%) JavaBeans
10 137 (2.86%) AngularJS
10 137 (2.86%) HTML
11 124 (2.59%) RESTful
12 111 (2.32%) Node.js
13 97 (2.02%) OAuth
14 93 (1.94%) ARM Templates
15 90 (1.88%) Leaflet
15 90 (1.88%) OpenLayers
16 89 (1.86%) OAuth2
17 73 (1.52%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 344 (7.18%) Greenfield Project
2 233 (4.86%) Public Cloud
3 227 (4.74%) Management Information System
4 174 (3.63%) Data Centre
5 159 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
6 126 (2.63%) Cloud Native
7 92 (1.92%) User Experience
8 77 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
9 74 (1.54%) Smart Meter
10 71 (1.48%) Driving Licence
11 56 (1.17%) PKI
12 49 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
13 47 (0.98%) Cyberattack
14 46 (0.96%) Virtual Team
15 40 (0.83%) Clustering
16 37 (0.77%) Algorithms
17 36 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
18 32 (0.67%) Cybercrime
18 32 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
18 32 (0.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 732 (15.28%) Linux
2 555 (11.58%) Windows
3 249 (5.20%) Windows Server
4 143 (2.98%) Unix
5 134 (2.80%) Ubuntu
6 132 (2.76%) Windows 10
7 107 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 85 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 82 (1.71%) CentOS
10 71 (1.48%) Windows Server 2016
11 68 (1.42%) Windows Server 2019
12 46 (0.96%) Android
13 33 (0.69%) Solaris
14 26 (0.54%) Apple iOS
14 26 (0.54%) Windows 7
15 24 (0.50%) Debian
16 19 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
17 15 (0.31%) Mac OS
18 14 (0.29%) Windows 8
19 13 (0.27%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,016 (42.08%) Agile Software Development
2 991 (20.68%) DevOps
3 759 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
4 619 (12.92%) Software Engineering
5 588 (12.27%) Cybersecurity
6 548 (11.44%) Mentoring
7 542 (11.31%) Scrum
8 444 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
9 442 (9.23%) Analytics
10 392 (8.18%) Open Source
11 379 (7.91%) Project Management
12 359 (7.49%) Infrastructure as Code
13 334 (6.97%) ITIL
14 329 (6.87%) Microservices
15 286 (5.97%) Configuration Management
16 282 (5.89%) Stakeholder Management
17 281 (5.87%) Project Delivery
18 278 (5.80%) Coaching
19 275 (5.74%) TDD
20 266 (5.55%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 788 (16.45%) Java
2 600 (12.52%) Python
3 418 (8.72%) SQL
4 407 (8.50%) JavaScript
5 401 (8.37%) C#
6 272 (5.68%) PowerShell
7 244 (5.09%) C
8 208 (4.34%) C++
9 197 (4.11%) Java 8
10 193 (4.03%) Bash Shell
11 85 (1.77%) Go
12 69 (1.44%) PL/SQL
13 56 (1.17%) Ruby
14 53 (1.11%) Perl
15 45 (0.94%) MATLAB
16 36 (0.75%) TypeScript
17 32 (0.67%) R
18 28 (0.58%) T-SQL
19 27 (0.56%) Shell Script
20 26 (0.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3,308 (69.05%) SC Cleared
2 555 (11.58%) DV Cleared
3 525 (10.96%) Degree
4 141 (2.94%) CISSP
5 131 (2.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 127 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
7 94 (1.96%) Oracle Certification
8 92 (1.92%) CISM
9 78 (1.63%) CCNA
10 69 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 64 (1.34%) CCNP
12 54 (1.13%) AWS Certification
13 52 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
14 48 (1.00%) CESG Certified Professional
15 47 (0.98%) HND
16 46 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
17 44 (0.92%) HNC
18 43 (0.90%) MCSA
19 39 (0.81%) MCSE
20 38 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 161 (3.36%) SLA
3 146 (3.05%) Cyber Essentials
4 139 (2.90%) GDPR
5 136 (2.84%) QA
6 121 (2.53%) NIST
7 90 (1.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 68 (1.42%) NCSC
9 48 (1.00%) Def Stans
10 40 (0.83%) Data Quality
11 39 (0.81%) JSP 440
12 36 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 35 (0.73%) Accessibility
14 27 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 26 (0.54%) HAZOP
16 23 (0.48%) PMO
17 19 (0.40%) RMADS
18 18 (0.38%) ECSS
18 18 (0.38%) MISRA
18 18 (0.38%) MISRA C
System Software
1 604 (12.61%) Docker
2 265 (5.53%) Active Directory
3 244 (5.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 73 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 47 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
6 45 (0.94%) vSphere
7 41 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
8 36 (0.75%) VMware NSX
9 24 (0.50%) Postfix
10 21 (0.44%) Firmware
11 20 (0.42%) NFS
12 19 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (0.17%) iptables
14 7 (0.15%) HDFS
14 7 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
15 6 (0.13%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.13%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
16 5 (0.10%) KVM
16 5 (0.10%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 580 (12.11%) Terraform
2 429 (8.95%) Kubernetes
3 420 (8.77%) Ansible
4 134 (2.80%) Puppet
5 103 (2.15%) SCCM
6 72 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
7 68 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
8 34 (0.71%) Packer
9 29 (0.61%) Grafana
10 28 (0.58%) CFEngine
10 28 (0.58%) Prometheus
11 23 (0.48%) Consul
12 22 (0.46%) SCOM
13 19 (0.40%) Data Guard
14 18 (0.38%) WSUS
15 17 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
15 17 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
16 16 (0.33%) Nessus
17 15 (0.31%) Istio
18 14 (0.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 711 (14.84%) Microsoft
2 434 (9.06%) Oracle
3 338 (7.05%) VMware
4 251 (5.24%) Cisco
5 231 (4.82%) ServiceNow
6 109 (2.28%) Google
7 94 (1.96%) SAP
8 90 (1.88%) Red Hat
9 86 (1.80%) Juniper
10 83 (1.73%) Atlassian
11 76 (1.59%) F5
12 75 (1.57%) Splunk
13 74 (1.54%) MuleSoft
14 71 (1.48%) Fortinet
15 69 (1.44%) CheckPoint
15 69 (1.44%) Dell
16 65 (1.36%) Adobe
17 62 (1.29%) Palo Alto
18 60 (1.25%) Citrix
18 60 (1.25%) McAfee