Period
to 23 May 2019

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 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 121 108
Rank change year-on-year +59 -13 -22
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 5,772 4,451 4,473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.33% 2.77% 2.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.42% 11.65% 11.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3,408 2,706 3,124
England median annual salary £52,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.83% +3.33% -5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £27,325
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £71,500
UK median annual salary £52,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.83% +3.33% -5.26%

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 33,141 38,210 39,772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.86% 23.75% 24.95%
Number of salaries quoted 23,754 29,081 31,395
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.26%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019. 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 +38 1,783 £50,000 +11.11% 171
South West +10 1,514 £50,000 +11.11% 186
London +90 1,253 £60,000 +7.14% 196
Midlands +71 616 £50,000 -4.76% 52
West Midlands +55 547 £50,000 -9.09% 44
East of England +72 297 £42,500 -5.56% 40
North of England -28 289 £50,000 +33.33% 52
North West -37 162 £48,000 +28.00% 30
Yorkshire +24 111 £50,000 +25.00% 14
East Midlands +25 64 £40,000 +14.29% 7
North East +20 16 £40,596 -37.55% 8
South Coast +1 6 £60,000 -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 3,665 (63.50%) SC Cleared
2 1,838 (31.84%) Agile Software Development
3 1,468 (25.43%) DV Cleared
4 1,094 (18.95%) Java
4 1,094 (18.95%) Linux
5 1,046 (18.12%) Windows
6 958 (16.60%) Microsoft
7 940 (16.29%) Degree
8 910 (15.77%) C
9 889 (15.40%) C++
10 872 (15.11%) Software Engineering
11 864 (14.97%) Python
12 769 (13.32%) ITIL
13 742 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
14 725 (12.56%) SQL
15 710 (12.30%) Problem-Solving
16 678 (11.75%) C#
17 668 (11.57%) Cybersecurity
18 636 (11.02%) JavaScript
19 631 (10.93%) DevOps
20 562 (9.74%) Finance
21 553 (9.58%) Cisco
22 510 (8.84%) Oracle
23 498 (8.63%) Project Management
24 488 (8.45%) Scrum
25 487 (8.44%) VMware
25 487 (8.44%) Active Directory
26 477 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
27 472 (8.18%) Firewall
28 460 (7.97%) Analytics

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
1 172 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 132 (2.29%) Apache
3 102 (1.77%) MS Exchange
4 87 (1.51%) Confluence
5 85 (1.47%) Apache Spark
6 73 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
7 68 (1.18%) IIS
8 59 (1.02%) JBoss
9 44 (0.76%) Tomcat
10 30 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
11 29 (0.50%) WebLogic
12 26 (0.45%) Skype for Business
13 25 (0.43%) WebSphere
14 24 (0.42%) nginx
15 22 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
16 21 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
17 17 (0.29%) Apache Pig
18 16 (0.28%) GeoServer
19 13 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
20 12 (0.21%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 179 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
2 120 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 65 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
4 49 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 34 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 26 (0.45%) Fireworks
7 11 (0.19%) Maple
8 7 (0.12%) Simulink
9 6 (0.10%) GNU Octave
10 3 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.035%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.035%) Gephi
11 2 (0.035%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.035%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.017%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.017%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 39 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 37 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.28%) SAP HR
4 13 (0.23%) SAP HCM
5 11 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.10%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.087%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.087%) Primavera
8 5 (0.087%) SAP CO
8 5 (0.087%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.087%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (0.087%) SAP Payroll
9 4 (0.069%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.069%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.052%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.052%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.052%) SAP PP
10 3 (0.052%) SAP QM
11 2 (0.035%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 477 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 441 (7.64%) Amazon AWS
3 284 (4.92%) Office 365
4 79 (1.37%) Power Platform
5 78 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
5 78 (1.35%) PaaS
6 66 (1.14%) Serverless
7 61 (1.06%) SaaS
8 60 (1.04%) Azure Stack
8 60 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
9 55 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
9 55 (0.95%) IaaS
10 53 (0.92%) Amazon S3
11 45 (0.78%) G Suite
12 40 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
13 34 (0.59%) OpenShift
14 30 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
15 28 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
15 28 (0.49%) OneDrive
16 27 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 472 (8.18%) Firewall
2 257 (4.45%) TCP/IP
3 250 (4.33%) Network Security
4 239 (4.14%) WAN
5 203 (3.52%) LAN
6 175 (3.03%) DNS
7 150 (2.60%) VPN
8 130 (2.25%) Wireless
9 110 (1.91%) Intrusion Detection
10 98 (1.70%) Cisco Nexus
11 95 (1.65%) DHCP
12 88 (1.52%) VoIP
13 79 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
14 78 (1.35%) BGP
15 73 (1.26%) OSPF
16 72 (1.25%) Internet
17 71 (1.23%) VLAN
18 62 (1.07%) MPLS
19 61 (1.06%) Unified Communications
20 55 (0.95%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 380 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 291 (5.04%) Big Data
3 188 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
4 173 (3.00%) Hadoop
5 132 (2.29%) MongoDB
6 128 (2.22%) Relational Database
7 118 (2.04%) MySQL
8 101 (1.75%) Oracle Database
9 92 (1.59%) GIS
10 76 (1.32%) Power BI
11 69 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 66 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 58 (1.00%) Neo4j
14 50 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
14 50 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
15 49 (0.85%) RDBMS
16 41 (0.71%) Apache Hive
17 39 (0.68%) NoSQL
18 38 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
19 36 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 440 (7.62%) JIRA
2 363 (6.29%) Git (software)
3 281 (4.87%) Jenkins
4 202 (3.50%) Selenium
5 151 (2.62%) Cucumber
6 148 (2.56%) LoadRunner
7 133 (2.30%) JMeter
8 128 (2.22%) Visual Studio
9 118 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 116 (2.01%) Bitbucket
11 94 (1.63%) Maven
12 93 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
13 87 (1.51%) Rational DOORS
14 74 (1.28%) GitLab
15 72 (1.25%) SoapUI
16 66 (1.14%) Vagrant
17 65 (1.13%) Subversion
18 64 (1.11%) JUnit
19 49 (0.85%) Eclipse
20 47 (0.81%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 562 (9.74%) Finance
2 304 (5.27%) Military
3 212 (3.67%) Aerospace
4 195 (3.38%) Telecoms
5 179 (3.10%) Electronics
6 153 (2.65%) Legal
7 140 (2.43%) Marketing
8 128 (2.22%) Manufacturing
9 119 (2.06%) Law
10 106 (1.84%) Retail
11 60 (1.04%) Advertising
12 59 (1.02%) Games
13 50 (0.87%) Local Government
14 41 (0.71%) Banking
15 30 (0.52%) Billing
16 18 (0.31%) Automotive
17 17 (0.29%) Avionics
18 13 (0.23%) Financial Institution
19 6 (0.10%) French Language
20 3 (0.052%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 925 (16.03%) Developer
2 649 (11.24%) Analyst
3 590 (10.22%) Architect
4 476 (8.25%) Software Engineer
5 401 (6.95%) Consultant
6 257 (4.45%) Java Developer
7 245 (4.24%) Network Engineer
8 237 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 224 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
10 201 (3.48%) Project Manager
11 185 (3.21%) Software Developer
12 172 (2.98%) Support Engineer
13 166 (2.88%) Tester
14 159 (2.75%) Systems Engineer
15 152 (2.63%) Security Architect
16 148 (2.56%) Business Analyst
16 148 (2.56%) C# Developer
17 138 (2.39%) Test Analyst
18 126 (2.18%) C++ Software Engineer
19 125 (2.17%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 383 (6.64%) .NET
2 329 (5.70%) HTML
3 269 (4.66%) Spring
4 259 (4.49%) AngularJS
5 238 (4.12%) Web Services
6 237 (4.11%) CSS
7 194 (3.36%) ASP.NET
8 166 (2.88%) Node.js
9 162 (2.81%) XML
10 151 (2.62%) SOAP
11 150 (2.60%) React
12 124 (2.15%) Hibernate
13 120 (2.08%) jQuery
14 112 (1.94%) JSON
14 112 (1.94%) REST
15 111 (1.92%) Vue.js
16 106 (1.84%) HTML5
17 93 (1.61%) .NET Framework
18 92 (1.59%) Java EE
19 86 (1.49%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 742 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
2 327 (5.67%) Management Information System
3 306 (5.30%) Self-Motivation
4 198 (3.43%) Data Centre
5 151 (2.62%) Driving Licence
6 148 (2.56%) Algorithms
7 133 (2.30%) Cyberthreat
8 107 (1.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 102 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
10 98 (1.70%) VHDL
11 95 (1.65%) CESG
12 93 (1.61%) Public Cloud
13 77 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
14 72 (1.25%) User Experience
15 62 (1.07%) Cyberattack
16 58 (1.00%) Mobile App
17 57 (0.99%) PKI
18 50 (0.87%) Replication
19 49 (0.85%) e-Learning
20 45 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1,094 (18.95%) Linux
2 1,046 (18.12%) Windows
3 362 (6.27%) Windows Server
4 287 (4.97%) Unix
5 206 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 170 (2.95%) Android
7 153 (2.65%) Windows 10
8 129 (2.23%) CentOS
9 120 (2.08%) Windows 7
10 113 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 92 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 79 (1.37%) Apple iOS
13 74 (1.28%) Ubuntu
14 35 (0.61%) Mac OS
15 32 (0.55%) Mac OS X
16 30 (0.52%) Debian
17 26 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
17 26 (0.45%) Windows 8
17 26 (0.45%) Windows XP
18 22 (0.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,838 (31.84%) Agile Software Development
2 872 (15.11%) Software Engineering
3 769 (13.32%) ITIL
4 710 (12.30%) Problem-Solving
5 668 (11.57%) Cybersecurity
6 631 (10.93%) DevOps
7 498 (8.63%) Project Management
8 488 (8.45%) Scrum
9 460 (7.97%) Analytics
10 408 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
11 407 (7.05%) Mentoring
12 400 (6.93%) TDD
13 399 (6.91%) Information Security
14 382 (6.62%) Test Automation
15 376 (6.51%) SDLC
16 349 (6.05%) Open Source
17 338 (5.86%) Service Delivery
18 333 (5.77%) Computer Science
19 308 (5.34%) Business Development
20 294 (5.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1,094 (18.95%) Java
2 910 (15.77%) C
3 889 (15.40%) C++
4 864 (14.97%) Python
5 725 (12.56%) SQL
6 678 (11.75%) C#
7 636 (11.02%) JavaScript
8 355 (6.15%) PowerShell
9 206 (3.57%) Bash Shell
10 151 (2.62%) Ruby
11 137 (2.37%) PL/SQL
12 121 (2.10%) Shell Script
13 111 (1.92%) Go
14 85 (1.47%) Java 8
15 80 (1.39%) Embedded C
16 78 (1.35%) Scala
17 68 (1.18%) T-SQL
18 66 (1.14%) PHP
19 62 (1.07%) R
20 61 (1.06%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3,665 (63.50%) SC Cleared
2 1,468 (25.43%) DV Cleared
3 940 (16.29%) Degree
4 338 (5.86%) Cisco Certification
5 229 (3.97%) CCNA
6 205 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 202 (3.50%) CISSP
8 185 (3.21%) CCNP
9 133 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
10 127 (2.20%) MCSE
11 123 (2.13%) CESG Certified Professional
12 111 (1.92%) CISM
13 100 (1.73%) ISTQB
14 98 (1.70%) CREST Certified
15 91 (1.58%) APMP
16 81 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
16 81 (1.40%) MCSA
17 72 (1.25%) MCP
18 71 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
19 66 (1.14%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 219 (3.79%) SLA
3 193 (3.34%) GDPR
4 164 (2.84%) QA
5 90 (1.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 90 (1.56%) JSP 440
5 90 (1.56%) PMO
6 89 (1.54%) Data Quality
7 88 (1.52%) PCI DSS
8 75 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
9 56 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 46 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 44 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 39 (0.68%) HMG Infosec
13 37 (0.64%) ISO 22301
14 36 (0.62%) ISO 9001
15 32 (0.55%) IEC 61508
16 28 (0.49%) RMADS
17 24 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 21 (0.36%) Def Stans
System Software
1 487 (8.44%) Active Directory
2 353 (6.12%) Docker
3 308 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 233 (4.04%) Hyper-V
5 105 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
6 90 (1.56%) vSphere
7 79 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 70 (1.21%) XenApp
9 61 (1.06%) Firmware
10 54 (0.94%) VMware NSX
11 48 (0.83%) XenDesktop
12 44 (0.76%) VirtualBox
13 38 (0.66%) KVM
14 35 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
15 33 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
16 24 (0.42%) NFS
17 23 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
18 20 (0.35%) vCloud
19 16 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
20 14 (0.24%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 289 (5.01%) Ansible
2 260 (4.50%) SCCM
3 203 (3.52%) Puppet
4 138 (2.39%) Kubernetes
5 112 (1.94%) SCOM
6 107 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
7 101 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
8 100 (1.73%) Terraform
9 63 (1.09%) SCVMM
10 62 (1.07%) HP ALM
11 51 (0.88%) vCenter Server
12 46 (0.80%) SCOrch
13 44 (0.76%) Nagios
14 39 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 35 (0.61%) SELinux
16 34 (0.59%) Data Guard
17 33 (0.57%) vRealize
18 32 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
19 31 (0.54%) WSUS
20 24 (0.42%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 958 (16.60%) Microsoft
2 553 (9.58%) Cisco
3 510 (8.84%) Oracle
4 487 (8.44%) VMware
5 264 (4.57%) HP
6 213 (3.69%) SAP
7 190 (3.29%) Juniper
8 151 (2.62%) Red Hat
9 137 (2.37%) Citrix
10 122 (2.11%) F5
11 111 (1.92%) Google
12 105 (1.82%) IBM
13 88 (1.52%) CheckPoint
14 84 (1.46%) Atlassian
15 80 (1.39%) Aruba
16 76 (1.32%) Palo Alto
17 61 (1.06%) Splunk
18 58 (1.00%) SolarWinds
19 48 (0.83%) EMC
20 47 (0.81%) Dell