Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 80 89 127
Rank change year-on-year +9 +38 -39
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4,240 4,717 4,250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.65% 3.34% 2.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.58% 13.76% 10.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2,823 2,830 2,751
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +11.11% -

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 25,572 34,276 38,898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.99% 24.29% 23.80%
Number of salaries quoted 19,039 25,246 30,442
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £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 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 January 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 23 January 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 +21 1,400 £55,000 +15.79% 355
South West +2 1,103 £49,000 +3.16% 305
London -18 836 £55,000 -8.33% 242
Midlands -27 337 £47,750 +3.80% 87
North of England +27 267 £50,000 +10.50% 143
West Midlands -28 267 £52,500 +10.53% 70
East of England +43 223 £45,000 -18.18% 125
North West +76 208 £40,250 -18.66% 101
East Midlands +23 70 £42,500 +13.33% 17
Yorkshire -38 55 £52,500 +16.67% 20
North East 0 4 £74,000 +74.06% 22
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 2,516 (59.34%) SC Cleared
2 1,219 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
3 1,053 (24.83%) DV Cleared
4 727 (17.15%) Java
5 722 (17.03%) Windows
6 712 (16.79%) Microsoft
7 703 (16.58%) Linux
8 623 (14.69%) Cybersecurity
9 578 (13.63%) Python
10 549 (12.95%) DevOps
11 539 (12.71%) Public Sector
12 532 (12.55%) Degree
13 512 (12.08%) ITIL
14 485 (11.44%) Software Engineering
15 473 (11.16%) C++
16 459 (10.83%) C
17 442 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
18 412 (9.72%) JavaScript
19 408 (9.62%) C#
20 403 (9.50%) Finance
21 398 (9.39%) SQL
22 397 (9.36%) Active Directory
23 386 (9.10%) VMware
24 379 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
25 377 (8.89%) Azure
26 374 (8.82%) Project Management
27 368 (8.68%) Firewall
28 355 (8.37%) AWS
29 353 (8.33%) Cisco
30 347 (8.18%) Test Automation

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
1 108 (2.55%) SharePoint
2 93 (2.19%) Confluence
3 70 (1.65%) Apache
4 65 (1.53%) MS Exchange
5 63 (1.49%) Apache Spark
6 57 (1.34%) Skype for Business
7 52 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
8 44 (1.04%) IIS
9 43 (1.01%) JBoss
10 32 (0.75%) Tomcat
11 24 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
12 21 (0.50%) Apache Solr
13 16 (0.38%) OpenStack
14 15 (0.35%) WebSphere
15 12 (0.28%) Tornado
16 11 (0.26%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.24%) SAS
18 9 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
18 9 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
18 9 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 176 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
2 81 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
5 31 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.24%) OrCAD
8 9 (0.21%) Simulink
9 7 (0.17%) AutoCAD
9 7 (0.17%) Figma
10 4 (0.094%) Adobe XD
10 4 (0.094%) Gephi
10 4 (0.094%) InVision
10 4 (0.094%) Sketch
10 4 (0.094%) Windchill
11 3 (0.071%) PTC Creo
12 2 (0.047%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.047%) FrameMaker
12 2 (0.047%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.047%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 33 (0.78%) SAP SCM
2 26 (0.61%) SAP PM
2 26 (0.61%) SAP PP
3 23 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (0.47%) SAP MM
5 16 (0.38%) SAP SD
6 15 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
6 15 (0.35%) SAP CO
6 15 (0.35%) SAP FI
6 15 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
6 15 (0.35%) SAP HR
7 14 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
7 14 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
8 13 (0.31%) Primavera
8 13 (0.31%) SAP WM
9 11 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
9 11 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 10 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
10 10 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
11 9 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 377 (8.89%) Azure
2 355 (8.37%) AWS
3 178 (4.20%) Office 365
4 86 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
5 52 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 50 (1.18%) IaaS
7 48 (1.13%) OpenShift
7 48 (1.13%) PaaS
7 48 (1.13%) SaaS
8 38 (0.90%) Power Platform
9 37 (0.87%) GCP
10 28 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
11 27 (0.64%) Slack
11 27 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 26 (0.61%) OneDrive
13 23 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 23 (0.54%) Amazon ECS
14 19 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
15 18 (0.42%) Azure Stack
16 15 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 368 (8.68%) Firewall
2 192 (4.53%) TCP/IP
3 178 (4.20%) DNS
4 163 (3.84%) Internet
4 163 (3.84%) WAN
5 148 (3.49%) LAN
6 136 (3.21%) Network Security
7 110 (2.59%) DHCP
8 101 (2.38%) VPN
9 98 (2.31%) BGP
10 78 (1.84%) Wireless
11 72 (1.70%) OSPF
12 71 (1.67%) MPLS
13 66 (1.56%) Skype
14 53 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
14 53 (1.25%) Intrusion Detection
15 50 (1.18%) SAN
16 47 (1.11%) IPsec
17 35 (0.83%) HTTP
18 32 (0.75%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (5.87%) SQL Server
2 243 (5.73%) Big Data
3 108 (2.55%) MongoDB
4 104 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
5 95 (2.24%) Hadoop
6 71 (1.67%) Relational Database
7 61 (1.44%) MySQL
8 46 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 40 (0.94%) Oracle Database
10 39 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
11 35 (0.83%) IBM InfoSphere
12 31 (0.73%) NoSQL
13 29 (0.68%) GIS
14 28 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
15 27 (0.64%) Power BI
16 26 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
16 26 (0.61%) RDBMS
17 22 (0.52%) Neo4j
18 21 (0.50%) Apache Accumulo
19 17 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 222 (5.24%) Jenkins
2 188 (4.43%) Git (software)
3 179 (4.22%) JIRA
4 131 (3.09%) Selenium
5 75 (1.77%) Cucumber
6 64 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 60 (1.42%) JMeter
8 57 (1.34%) WebDriver
9 55 (1.30%) Maven
10 54 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
11 50 (1.18%) Visual Studio
12 46 (1.08%) Subversion
13 42 (0.99%) Bitbucket
13 42 (0.99%) Eclipse
13 42 (0.99%) JUnit
14 32 (0.75%) Jasmine
15 31 (0.73%) LoadRunner
15 31 (0.73%) Mocha
16 28 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
17 25 (0.59%) NeoLoad
General
1 539 (12.71%) Public Sector
2 403 (9.50%) Finance
3 249 (5.87%) Telecoms
4 232 (5.47%) Military
5 188 (4.43%) Aerospace
6 173 (4.08%) Electronics
7 152 (3.58%) Marketing
8 131 (3.09%) Manufacturing
9 110 (2.59%) Police
10 90 (2.12%) Legal
11 85 (2.00%) Law
12 73 (1.72%) Local Government
13 57 (1.34%) Retail
14 28 (0.66%) Banking
15 19 (0.45%) Games
16 18 (0.42%) Automotive
17 16 (0.38%) Billing
18 12 (0.28%) Fire and Rescue
18 12 (0.28%) General Ledger
19 9 (0.21%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 565 (13.33%) Developer
2 393 (9.27%) Architect
3 373 (8.80%) Analyst
4 371 (8.75%) Consultant
5 252 (5.94%) Software Engineer
6 197 (4.65%) Support Engineer
7 174 (4.10%) Java Developer
8 172 (4.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 170 (4.01%) Network Engineer
10 162 (3.82%) Software Developer
11 143 (3.37%) Test Engineer
12 115 (2.71%) Tester
13 114 (2.69%) DevOps Engineer
14 106 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
15 100 (2.36%) Security Consultant
16 99 (2.33%) Project Manager
17 93 (2.19%) Junior
18 91 (2.15%) C# Developer
18 91 (2.15%) Systems Engineer
19 86 (2.03%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (5.14%) .NET
2 193 (4.55%) HTML
3 168 (3.96%) CSS
4 162 (3.82%) Web Services
5 144 (3.40%) Spring
6 131 (3.09%) AngularJS
7 103 (2.43%) XML
8 97 (2.29%) Node.js
8 97 (2.29%) React
9 77 (1.82%) HTML5
10 71 (1.67%) REST
11 68 (1.60%) RESTful
12 61 (1.44%) Hibernate
13 58 (1.37%) J2EE
14 54 (1.27%) JSON
15 50 (1.18%) ASP.NET
16 48 (1.13%) Java EE
17 47 (1.11%) jQuery
18 40 (0.94%) Kafka
19 34 (0.80%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 379 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
2 263 (6.20%) Management Information System
3 172 (4.06%) Self-Motivation
4 168 (3.96%) Data Centre
5 88 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
6 80 (1.89%) Public Cloud
7 59 (1.39%) Driving Licence
8 58 (1.37%) PKI
9 56 (1.32%) User Experience
10 51 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
11 46 (1.08%) Algorithms
12 45 (1.06%) Clustering
13 38 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
14 37 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
15 34 (0.80%) Smartphone
16 33 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
16 33 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 29 (0.68%) Cybercrime
18 28 (0.66%) CMDB
18 28 (0.66%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 722 (17.03%) Windows
2 703 (16.58%) Linux
3 220 (5.19%) Windows Server
4 172 (4.06%) Unix
5 133 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 133 (3.14%) Windows 10
6 127 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 117 (2.76%) Windows 7
8 95 (2.24%) CentOS
9 74 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 66 (1.56%) Android
10 66 (1.56%) Apple iOS
11 54 (1.27%) Ubuntu
12 34 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (0.61%) Windows 8
14 23 (0.54%) Kali Linux
14 23 (0.54%) Solaris
15 22 (0.52%) VMS
16 21 (0.50%) Windows XP
17 19 (0.45%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,219 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
2 623 (14.69%) Cybersecurity
3 549 (12.95%) DevOps
4 512 (12.08%) ITIL
5 485 (11.44%) Software Engineering
6 442 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
7 374 (8.82%) Project Management
8 347 (8.18%) Test Automation
9 325 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 310 (7.31%) Information Security
11 249 (5.87%) Scrum
12 243 (5.73%) Mentoring
13 240 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
14 226 (5.33%) Service Management
15 225 (5.31%) Analytics
16 211 (4.98%) Migration
17 200 (4.72%) Project Delivery
18 199 (4.69%) Programme Management
19 198 (4.67%) Configuration Management
20 196 (4.62%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 727 (17.15%) Java
2 578 (13.63%) Python
3 473 (11.16%) C++
4 459 (10.83%) C
5 412 (9.72%) JavaScript
6 408 (9.62%) C#
7 398 (9.39%) SQL
8 205 (4.83%) PowerShell
9 134 (3.16%) Bash Shell
10 113 (2.67%) Ruby
11 63 (1.49%) Java 8
12 62 (1.46%) MATLAB
13 60 (1.42%) Scala
14 40 (0.94%) PL/SQL
15 39 (0.92%) Shell Script
16 38 (0.90%) Perl
17 36 (0.85%) PHP
18 33 (0.78%) R
18 33 (0.78%) T-SQL
19 32 (0.75%) Go
Qualifications
1 2,516 (59.34%) SC Cleared
2 1,053 (24.83%) DV Cleared
3 532 (12.55%) Degree
4 261 (6.16%) Cisco Certification
5 189 (4.46%) CISSP
6 163 (3.84%) CCNP
7 155 (3.66%) CCNA
8 141 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 117 (2.76%) CISM
10 101 (2.38%) MCSE
11 96 (2.26%) ISTQB
12 80 (1.89%) CESG Certified Professional
13 74 (1.75%) CREST Certified
14 71 (1.67%) MCSA
15 58 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
16 55 (1.30%) CISA
17 52 (1.23%) CompTIA Security+
17 52 (1.23%) OSCP
18 49 (1.16%) CRISC
19 47 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 257 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 156 (3.68%) SLA
3 112 (2.64%) QA
4 77 (1.82%) GDPR
5 76 (1.79%) JSP 440
6 70 (1.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 55 (1.30%) NIST
8 52 (1.23%) Data Quality
9 49 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 48 (1.13%) RMADS
11 47 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
12 45 (1.06%) NCSC
13 42 (0.99%) PCI DSS
14 33 (0.78%) PMO
15 31 (0.73%) ISO 22301
16 25 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 19 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 18 (0.42%) ISO 9001
19 13 (0.31%) HMG Infosec
19 13 (0.31%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 397 (9.36%) Active Directory
2 280 (6.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 201 (4.74%) Docker
4 99 (2.33%) Hyper-V
5 74 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
6 45 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
7 43 (1.01%) VMware NSX
8 40 (0.94%) XenApp
9 39 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
10 33 (0.78%) Firmware
10 33 (0.78%) vSphere
11 22 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 20 (0.47%) VirtualBox
13 18 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
14 16 (0.38%) XenDesktop
15 14 (0.33%) Samba
16 13 (0.31%) NFS
16 13 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
17 12 (0.28%) Xen
18 10 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 208 (4.91%) Ansible
2 206 (4.86%) SCCM
3 141 (3.33%) Kubernetes
4 137 (3.23%) Puppet
5 117 (2.76%) Terraform
6 101 (2.38%) SCOM
7 65 (1.53%) Nagios
8 58 (1.37%) vCenter Server
9 49 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
10 47 (1.11%) Packer
11 37 (0.87%) WSUS
12 35 (0.83%) ZABBIX
13 28 (0.66%) Salt
14 26 (0.61%) SCOrch
15 25 (0.59%) NetBackup
16 24 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
16 24 (0.57%) vRealize
17 23 (0.54%) QRadar
18 20 (0.47%) HP SiteScope
18 20 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 712 (16.79%) Microsoft
2 386 (9.10%) VMware
3 353 (8.33%) Cisco
4 283 (6.67%) Oracle
5 257 (6.06%) SAP
6 158 (3.73%) Juniper
7 122 (2.88%) Citrix
8 121 (2.85%) Red Hat
9 77 (1.82%) CheckPoint
10 74 (1.75%) HP
11 69 (1.63%) IBM
11 69 (1.63%) Splunk
12 63 (1.49%) Google
13 61 (1.44%) Atlassian
14 60 (1.42%) Capita
15 58 (1.37%) F5
16 57 (1.34%) McAfee
17 51 (1.20%) Palo Alto
18 45 (1.06%) Talend
19 44 (1.04%) Apple