Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 68 123
Rank change year-on-year -7 +55 -18
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4,097 5,581 4,506
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.84% 4.04% 2.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.82% 16.34% 11.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2,615 3,504 2,852
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,775 £27,383
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £75,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 22,994 34,160 39,640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.54% 24.70% 23.73%
Number of salaries quoted 17,011 24,817 30,650
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +7.78%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020. 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 +5 1,367 £52,500 +10.53% 206
South West -4 941 £50,000 +2.04% 215
London -25 833 £57,500 -4.17% 215
Midlands -17 374 £50,000 +8.70% 50
North of England +67 334 £50,000 - 84
West Midlands -16 301 £50,000 +8.70% 32
North West +93 250 £47,500 -4.01% 49
East of England -1 166 £55,000 +18.92% 114
East Midlands +42 75 £45,500 +13.75% 17
Yorkshire -2 73 £61,750 +23.50% 15
North East -3 11 £50,000 +8.25% 20
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 2,497 (60.95%) SC Cleared
2 1,254 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
3 1,015 (24.77%) DV Cleared
4 729 (17.79%) Java
5 706 (17.23%) Windows
6 680 (16.60%) Microsoft
7 652 (15.91%) Linux
8 585 (14.28%) Cybersecurity
9 554 (13.52%) Degree
10 552 (13.47%) Python
11 505 (12.33%) DevOps
12 467 (11.40%) C++
13 452 (11.03%) C#
14 447 (10.91%) JavaScript
15 444 (10.84%) ITIL
16 427 (10.42%) Software Engineering
17 416 (10.15%) Problem-Solving
18 415 (10.13%) Public Sector
19 406 (9.91%) SQL
20 389 (9.49%) C
21 375 (9.15%) VMware
22 374 (9.13%) Azure
23 371 (9.06%) Active Directory
24 366 (8.93%) Finance
25 328 (8.01%) Oracle
25 328 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
26 327 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
27 316 (7.71%) AWS
28 315 (7.69%) Project Management
28 315 (7.69%) Firewall

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
1 129 (3.15%) SharePoint
2 110 (2.68%) Confluence
3 73 (1.78%) Apache Spark
4 69 (1.68%) Apache
5 68 (1.66%) MS Exchange
6 67 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
7 53 (1.29%) IIS
8 45 (1.10%) Apache Solr
9 44 (1.07%) Tomcat
10 38 (0.93%) Skype for Business
11 29 (0.71%) JBoss
12 18 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
13 14 (0.34%) WebSphere
13 14 (0.34%) WildFly
14 13 (0.32%) OpenStack
15 11 (0.27%) ArcGIS
15 11 (0.27%) Oracle Spatial
16 10 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 10 (0.24%) Tornado
17 9 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 119 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
2 82 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
5 21 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.27%) Simulink
7 10 (0.24%) OrCAD
8 7 (0.17%) Figma
9 5 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
9 5 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.073%) Windchill
11 2 (0.049%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.049%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.049%) FrameMaker
11 2 (0.049%) Gephi
11 2 (0.049%) PTC Creo
11 2 (0.049%) Stateflow
12 1 (0.024%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.024%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 36 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 35 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 31 (0.76%) SAP SCM
4 30 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
5 23 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
5 23 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
6 22 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
6 22 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
6 22 (0.54%) SAP MM
7 19 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
7 19 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
8 18 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
8 18 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
9 17 (0.41%) SAP PM
9 17 (0.41%) SAP PP
9 17 (0.41%) SAP SD
10 15 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 14 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 13 (0.32%) Primavera
12 13 (0.32%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 374 (9.13%) Azure
2 316 (7.71%) AWS
3 150 (3.66%) Office 365
4 93 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
5 87 (2.12%) SaaS
6 79 (1.93%) PaaS
7 67 (1.64%) IaaS
8 45 (1.10%) OpenShift
9 44 (1.07%) GCP
9 44 (1.07%) Power Platform
10 43 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
11 37 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
12 32 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
13 31 (0.76%) OneDrive
14 29 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 29 (0.71%) GitHub
15 27 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 21 (0.51%) Amazon ECS
16 21 (0.51%) Amazon S3
17 19 (0.46%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 315 (7.69%) Firewall
2 178 (4.34%) LAN
3 173 (4.22%) WAN
4 158 (3.86%) TCP/IP
5 154 (3.76%) DNS
6 135 (3.30%) Internet
7 113 (2.76%) Network Security
8 109 (2.66%) VPN
9 91 (2.22%) DHCP
10 74 (1.81%) BGP
11 63 (1.54%) OSPF
12 62 (1.51%) Wireless
13 60 (1.46%) MPLS
14 53 (1.29%) Skype
15 49 (1.20%) SAN
16 46 (1.12%) HTTP
16 46 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
17 36 (0.88%) IPsec
18 34 (0.83%) Tactical Data Link
19 33 (0.81%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (6.27%) SQL Server
2 215 (5.25%) Big Data
3 145 (3.54%) MongoDB
4 121 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
5 114 (2.78%) Hadoop
6 72 (1.76%) Relational Database
7 61 (1.49%) MySQL
8 45 (1.10%) Oracle Database
9 42 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 40 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
11 38 (0.93%) NoSQL
12 36 (0.88%) Power BI
13 35 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
14 33 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
15 32 (0.78%) IBM InfoSphere
16 30 (0.73%) Neo4j
17 29 (0.71%) GIS
18 27 (0.66%) Geospatial Data
18 27 (0.66%) RDBMS
19 26 (0.63%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 199 (4.86%) JIRA
2 196 (4.78%) Jenkins
3 167 (4.08%) Git (software)
4 99 (2.42%) Selenium
5 69 (1.68%) Cucumber
6 64 (1.56%) Rational DOORS
7 53 (1.29%) Visual Studio
8 51 (1.24%) JMeter
8 51 (1.24%) Maven
9 50 (1.22%) Subversion
10 41 (1.00%) WebDriver
11 40 (0.98%) JUnit
12 39 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 33 (0.81%) LoadRunner
14 31 (0.76%) Bitbucket
15 30 (0.73%) SoapUI
15 30 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
16 28 (0.68%) GitLab
17 27 (0.66%) Eclipse
18 24 (0.59%) Vagrant
General
1 415 (10.13%) Public Sector
2 366 (8.93%) Finance
3 260 (6.35%) Aerospace
4 242 (5.91%) Military
5 182 (4.44%) Telecoms
6 141 (3.44%) Legal
7 138 (3.37%) Law
8 134 (3.27%) Police
9 125 (3.05%) Electronics
10 88 (2.15%) Manufacturing
11 85 (2.07%) Marketing
12 69 (1.68%) Local Government
13 55 (1.34%) Retail
14 29 (0.71%) Games
15 28 (0.68%) Back Office
16 25 (0.61%) General Ledger
17 22 (0.54%) Banking
18 17 (0.41%) Automotive
19 9 (0.22%) Avionics
20 8 (0.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 598 (14.60%) Developer
2 422 (10.30%) Analyst
3 376 (9.18%) Architect
4 348 (8.49%) Consultant
5 233 (5.69%) Software Engineer
6 183 (4.47%) Support Engineer
7 169 (4.12%) Java Developer
8 144 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 138 (3.37%) Network Engineer
10 129 (3.15%) Software Developer
11 113 (2.76%) Business Analyst
12 109 (2.66%) Security Consultant
13 103 (2.51%) Junior
14 102 (2.49%) Test Engineer
15 101 (2.47%) Systems Engineer
16 99 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
17 94 (2.29%) Project Manager
18 93 (2.27%) DevOps Engineer
19 92 (2.25%) Senior Developer
20 91 (2.22%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (6.76%) .NET
2 230 (5.61%) HTML
3 180 (4.39%) CSS
4 166 (4.05%) Web Services
5 152 (3.71%) Spring
6 147 (3.59%) AngularJS
7 110 (2.68%) React
8 107 (2.61%) Node.js
9 101 (2.47%) HTML5
10 97 (2.37%) XML
11 87 (2.12%) RESTful
12 77 (1.88%) REST
13 73 (1.78%) .NET Framework
14 72 (1.76%) ASP.NET
15 71 (1.73%) jQuery
16 54 (1.32%) Hibernate
17 49 (1.20%) JSON
18 48 (1.17%) J2EE
19 46 (1.12%) Kafka
20 42 (1.03%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 328 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
2 242 (5.91%) Management Information System
3 168 (4.10%) Data Centre
4 139 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
5 78 (1.90%) Cyberthreat
6 76 (1.86%) Public Cloud
7 72 (1.76%) User Experience
8 70 (1.71%) Driving Licence
9 68 (1.66%) Security Operations Centre
10 53 (1.29%) PKI
11 47 (1.15%) Algorithms
12 45 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
13 36 (0.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 35 (0.85%) CESG
14 35 (0.85%) Clustering
15 32 (0.78%) Mobile Computing
16 29 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
17 28 (0.68%) CMDB
18 27 (0.66%) Cybercrime
18 27 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 706 (17.23%) Windows
2 652 (15.91%) Linux
3 183 (4.47%) Windows Server
4 138 (3.37%) Unix
5 126 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 125 (3.05%) Windows 10
7 102 (2.49%) CentOS
8 83 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 76 (1.86%) Windows 7
10 59 (1.44%) Android
11 54 (1.32%) Ubuntu
12 51 (1.24%) Apple iOS
13 49 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
14 40 (0.98%) Windows Server 2016
15 34 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
16 27 (0.66%) Kali Linux
17 26 (0.63%) Solaris
18 20 (0.49%) Debian
19 19 (0.46%) Windows XP
20 18 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,254 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
2 585 (14.28%) Cybersecurity
3 505 (12.33%) DevOps
4 444 (10.84%) ITIL
5 427 (10.42%) Software Engineering
6 416 (10.15%) Problem-Solving
7 327 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 315 (7.69%) Project Management
9 309 (7.54%) Information Security
10 287 (7.01%) Test Automation
11 275 (6.71%) Scrum
12 247 (6.03%) Analytics
13 222 (5.42%) Risk Management
14 218 (5.32%) Continuous Integration
15 200 (4.88%) Mentoring
16 199 (4.86%) Service Management
17 193 (4.71%) Project Delivery
18 185 (4.52%) Configuration Management
19 183 (4.47%) SIEM
20 179 (4.37%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 729 (17.79%) Java
2 552 (13.47%) Python
3 467 (11.40%) C++
4 452 (11.03%) C#
5 447 (10.91%) JavaScript
6 406 (9.91%) SQL
7 389 (9.49%) C
8 182 (4.44%) PowerShell
9 137 (3.34%) Bash Shell
10 98 (2.39%) Ruby
11 80 (1.95%) Java 8
12 71 (1.73%) MATLAB
12 71 (1.73%) Scala
13 60 (1.46%) Perl
14 58 (1.42%) R
15 41 (1.00%) PL/SQL
16 37 (0.90%) PHP
17 33 (0.81%) Ada
18 30 (0.73%) Go
19 28 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2,497 (60.95%) SC Cleared
2 1,015 (24.77%) DV Cleared
3 554 (13.52%) Degree
4 228 (5.57%) CISSP
5 220 (5.37%) Cisco Certification
6 137 (3.34%) CISM
7 135 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 126 (3.08%) CCNP
9 122 (2.98%) CESG Certified Professional
10 114 (2.78%) CCNA
11 106 (2.59%) MCSE
12 68 (1.66%) CRISC
13 65 (1.59%) CREST Certified
14 61 (1.49%) MCSA
15 59 (1.44%) ISTQB
16 55 (1.34%) OSCP
17 54 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
18 52 (1.27%) CISA
19 49 (1.20%) CCIE
19 49 (1.20%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (6.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 137 (3.34%) SLA
3 86 (2.10%) JSP 440
4 82 (2.00%) QA
5 78 (1.90%) GDPR
6 73 (1.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 57 (1.39%) NCSC
8 56 (1.37%) Data Quality
9 49 (1.20%) NIST
10 47 (1.15%) RMADS
11 46 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
12 30 (0.73%) PMO
13 28 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 25 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 23 (0.56%) PCI DSS
16 19 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 17 (0.41%) IEC 61508
17 17 (0.41%) ISO 22301
18 15 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
19 13 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 371 (9.06%) Active Directory
2 260 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 236 (5.76%) Docker
4 82 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 73 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
6 38 (0.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 36 (0.88%) VMware NSX
8 35 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
9 34 (0.83%) Firmware
10 33 (0.81%) vSphere
11 26 (0.63%) VirtualBox
12 19 (0.46%) XenApp
13 17 (0.41%) Samba
14 16 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
14 16 (0.39%) NFS
14 16 (0.39%) Xen
15 10 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
15 10 (0.24%) XenDesktop
16 9 (0.22%) iptables
16 9 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 213 (5.20%) Ansible
2 140 (3.42%) Kubernetes
3 135 (3.30%) SCCM
4 114 (2.78%) Puppet
5 105 (2.56%) SCOM
6 88 (2.15%) Terraform
7 55 (1.34%) vCenter Server
8 51 (1.24%) QRadar
9 45 (1.10%) WSUS
10 44 (1.07%) Nagios
11 40 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
12 38 (0.93%) Packer
13 37 (0.90%) ZABBIX
14 33 (0.81%) Salt
15 28 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
16 23 (0.56%) NetBackup
17 20 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
17 20 (0.49%) SCVMM
18 17 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
18 17 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 680 (16.60%) Microsoft
2 375 (9.15%) VMware
3 328 (8.01%) Oracle
4 297 (7.25%) Cisco
5 182 (4.44%) SAP
6 140 (3.42%) Juniper
7 116 (2.83%) Red Hat
8 98 (2.39%) Splunk
9 92 (2.25%) Citrix
10 88 (2.15%) Atlassian
11 85 (2.07%) HP
12 74 (1.81%) LogRhythm
13 70 (1.71%) Capita
14 69 (1.68%) Dell
15 59 (1.44%) IBM
16 58 (1.42%) McAfee
17 54 (1.32%) CheckPoint
17 54 (1.32%) Google
18 46 (1.12%) ArcSight
19 45 (1.10%) Remedy