Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 112 82
Rank change year-on-year +3 -30 +20
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4,746 4,718 6,256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.90% 2.81% 3.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.15% 11.39% 12.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2,923 3,312 4,422
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.15% -2.11% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,125 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.80% -0.79% -

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 39,066 41,430 51,595
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.91% 24.65% 27.03%
Number of salaries quoted 29,231 32,259 42,061
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%

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 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 2018. 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 -7 1,345 £47,500 +5.56% 220
South West +2 1,209 £45,000 +5.88% 137
London -1 1,000 £60,000 +9.09% 207
North of England +31 477 £42,500 +6.25% 88
Midlands +39 441 £50,000 -4.76% 84
West Midlands +46 346 £52,500 -4.55% 67
North West +17 333 £38,500 +2.67% 45
East of England +2 276 £50,000 +5.26% 78
Yorkshire +44 124 £42,500 -15.00% 32
East Midlands 0 89 £36,000 -25.00% 17
North East -31 25 £55,000 +39.20% 11
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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 2,633 (55.48%) SC Cleared
2 1,384 (29.16%) Agile Software Development
3 1,115 (23.49%) DV Cleared
4 1,058 (22.29%) Windows
5 1,022 (21.53%) C
6 903 (19.03%) Microsoft
7 855 (18.02%) ITIL
8 841 (17.72%) Degree
9 829 (17.47%) Java
10 768 (16.18%) Linux
11 725 (15.28%) Software Engineering
12 659 (13.89%) SQL
13 639 (13.46%) Python
14 554 (11.67%) Finance
14 554 (11.67%) Cybersecurity
15 530 (11.17%) C#
16 523 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
17 509 (10.72%) C++
18 485 (10.22%) Project Management
19 484 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
20 462 (9.73%) Active Directory
21 461 (9.71%) Firewall
22 443 (9.33%) VMware
23 434 (9.14%) JavaScript
24 427 (9.00%) Service Delivery
25 421 (8.87%) DevOps
26 420 (8.85%) Cisco
27 410 (8.64%) Scrum
28 406 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
29 402 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 235 (4.95%) SharePoint
2 115 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
3 108 (2.28%) Confluence
4 91 (1.92%) Apache Spark
5 78 (1.64%) MS Exchange
6 47 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
6 47 (0.99%) Skype for Business
7 43 (0.91%) Apache
8 39 (0.82%) Apache Pig
9 34 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
10 32 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 32 (0.67%) JBoss
11 30 (0.63%) OpenStack
12 27 (0.57%) WebLogic
13 25 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
13 25 (0.53%) WebSphere
14 23 (0.48%) IIS
15 17 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 16 (0.34%) NetWeaver
17 15 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 309 (6.51%) Microsoft Office
2 131 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 84 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 82 (1.73%) Microsoft Project
5 57 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 47 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 14 (0.29%) Simulink
8 9 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.063%) Revit
9 3 (0.063%) Stata
10 1 (0.021%) GIMP
10 1 (0.021%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.021%) Solid Edge
10 1 (0.021%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.021%) SPSS
10 1 (0.021%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 51 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
3 27 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 18 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (0.29%) SAP ERP
6 9 (0.19%) Primavera
7 8 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
8 7 (0.15%) assyst
8 7 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 7 (0.15%) SAP PS
8 7 (0.15%) SAP WM
9 6 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (0.13%) Sentinel
9 6 (0.13%) Teamcenter
10 5 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.11%) SAP PP
10 5 (0.11%) SAP SCM
11 4 (0.084%) SAP CO
11 4 (0.084%) SAP FI
11 4 (0.084%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 402 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 350 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
3 174 (3.67%) Office 365
4 98 (2.06%) PaaS
5 82 (1.73%) IaaS
6 41 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
6 41 (0.86%) SaaS
7 31 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
8 30 (0.63%) OpenShift
9 27 (0.57%) Serverless
10 26 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
11 24 (0.51%) Amazon S3
12 22 (0.46%) Boomi
13 20 (0.42%) Slack
14 15 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
14 15 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
14 15 (0.32%) GitHub
14 15 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
15 13 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
15 13 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 461 (9.71%) Firewall
2 278 (5.86%) Network Security
3 210 (4.42%) LAN
4 195 (4.11%) WAN
5 167 (3.52%) TCP/IP
6 129 (2.72%) DNS
7 101 (2.13%) DHCP
8 100 (2.11%) VPN
9 91 (1.92%) Internet
10 82 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
11 77 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
11 77 (1.62%) Intrusion Detection
12 75 (1.58%) Wireless
13 66 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
13 66 (1.39%) VoIP
14 62 (1.31%) HTTP
14 62 (1.31%) VLAN
15 61 (1.29%) SSL
16 52 (1.10%) BGP
17 42 (0.88%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 390 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 207 (4.36%) Big Data
3 167 (3.52%) Hadoop
4 120 (2.53%) MySQL
5 109 (2.30%) MongoDB
6 87 (1.83%) NoSQL
7 85 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
7 85 (1.79%) Relational Database
8 79 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
9 75 (1.58%) Apache Hive
10 66 (1.39%) Oracle Database
11 53 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 43 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
13 39 (0.82%) Neo4j
14 38 (0.80%) Geospatial Data
14 38 (0.80%) GIS
14 38 (0.80%) RDBMS
14 38 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 32 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
15 32 (0.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 255 (5.37%) Git (software)
2 249 (5.25%) JIRA
3 207 (4.36%) Jenkins
4 197 (4.15%) Selenium
5 133 (2.80%) Visual Studio
6 125 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 118 (2.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 115 (2.42%) Cucumber
9 79 (1.66%) Maven
10 77 (1.62%) Subversion
11 76 (1.60%) Bitbucket
12 67 (1.41%) JUnit
13 61 (1.29%) JMeter
14 59 (1.24%) Rational DOORS
15 50 (1.05%) SoapUI
16 43 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
17 41 (0.86%) Eclipse
18 39 (0.82%) MSI
18 39 (0.82%) Vagrant
19 37 (0.78%) Robot Framework
General
1 554 (11.67%) Finance
2 188 (3.96%) Telecoms
3 166 (3.50%) Military
4 154 (3.24%) Manufacturing
5 151 (3.18%) Marketing
6 121 (2.55%) Retail
7 110 (2.32%) Electronics
8 103 (2.17%) Law
9 66 (1.39%) Aerospace
10 64 (1.35%) Publishing
11 62 (1.31%) Legal
12 39 (0.82%) Advertising
13 27 (0.57%) Games
14 24 (0.51%) Banking
15 23 (0.48%) Billing
16 20 (0.42%) Local Government
17 17 (0.36%) Back Office
18 11 (0.23%) Automotive
19 6 (0.13%) Financial Institution
20 5 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 591 (12.45%) Developer
2 578 (12.18%) Analyst
3 496 (10.45%) Architect
4 473 (9.97%) Consultant
5 438 (9.23%) Software Engineer
6 215 (4.53%) Network Engineer
7 193 (4.07%) Java Developer
8 163 (3.43%) Project Manager
9 150 (3.16%) Systems Engineer
10 148 (3.12%) Software Developer
11 146 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
12 143 (3.01%) Security Consultant
13 136 (2.87%) Tester
14 131 (2.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 130 (2.74%) Support Engineer
16 125 (2.63%) Business Analyst
17 118 (2.49%) Java Engineer
18 110 (2.32%) C++ Software Engineer
18 110 (2.32%) Security Engineer
19 108 (2.28%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (6.53%) .NET
2 251 (5.29%) HTML
3 228 (4.80%) AngularJS
4 217 (4.57%) Web Services
5 180 (3.79%) CSS
6 168 (3.54%) XML
7 136 (2.87%) Spring
8 134 (2.82%) REST
9 132 (2.78%) .NET Framework
10 125 (2.63%) ASP.NET
11 122 (2.57%) Java EE
12 114 (2.40%) HTML5
13 104 (2.19%) Django
14 99 (2.09%) Node.js
15 97 (2.04%) J2EE
16 81 (1.71%) JSF
17 79 (1.66%) Hibernate
18 70 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
19 67 (1.41%) jQuery
19 67 (1.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 523 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
2 318 (6.70%) Self-Motivation
3 283 (5.96%) Management Information System
4 254 (5.35%) Computer Science
5 199 (4.19%) Data Centre
6 120 (2.53%) User Experience
7 110 (2.32%) Driving Licence
8 69 (1.45%) PKI
9 59 (1.24%) Public Cloud
10 56 (1.18%) Clustering
11 53 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
12 51 (1.07%) CESG
12 51 (1.07%) Embedded Systems
13 49 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
14 44 (0.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 42 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 39 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
16 39 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
17 33 (0.70%) Blackberry
18 32 (0.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,058 (22.29%) Windows
2 768 (16.18%) Linux
3 328 (6.91%) Windows Server
4 261 (5.50%) Unix
5 216 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 185 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 167 (3.52%) Windows 7
8 161 (3.39%) Windows 10
9 100 (2.11%) Android
10 84 (1.77%) Apple iOS
11 83 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 75 (1.58%) CentOS
13 72 (1.52%) Mac OS X
14 33 (0.70%) Windows XP
15 23 (0.48%) Solaris
15 23 (0.48%) Ubuntu
16 21 (0.44%) Windows 8
16 21 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
18 7 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,384 (29.16%) Agile Software Development
2 855 (18.02%) ITIL
3 725 (15.28%) Software Engineering
4 554 (11.67%) Cybersecurity
5 485 (10.22%) Project Management
6 484 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
7 427 (9.00%) Service Delivery
8 421 (8.87%) DevOps
9 410 (8.64%) Scrum
10 406 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
11 402 (8.47%) Service Management
12 388 (8.18%) Test Automation
13 379 (7.99%) Information Security
14 353 (7.44%) TDD
15 305 (6.43%) SDLC
16 303 (6.38%) UML
17 297 (6.26%) Business Intelligence
18 280 (5.90%) Mentoring
19 274 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
20 266 (5.60%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,022 (21.53%) C
2 829 (17.47%) Java
3 659 (13.89%) SQL
4 639 (13.46%) Python
5 530 (11.17%) C#
6 509 (10.72%) C++
7 434 (9.14%) JavaScript
8 300 (6.32%) PowerShell
9 204 (4.30%) Bash Shell
10 132 (2.78%) Ruby
11 110 (2.32%) PHP
12 105 (2.21%) Perl
13 76 (1.60%) PL/SQL
14 60 (1.26%) T-SQL
15 58 (1.22%) Scala
16 54 (1.14%) Embedded C
16 54 (1.14%) Shell Script
17 45 (0.95%) Embedded C++
18 41 (0.86%) Objective-C
19 38 (0.80%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2,633 (55.48%) SC Cleared
2 1,115 (23.49%) DV Cleared
3 841 (17.72%) Degree
4 355 (7.48%) Cisco Certification
5 245 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 227 (4.78%) CCNA
7 203 (4.28%) CISSP
8 173 (3.65%) MCSE
9 150 (3.16%) CCNP
10 112 (2.36%) CISM
11 80 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
12 74 (1.56%) ISEB
13 72 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
14 69 (1.45%) SANS
15 67 (1.41%) BC Cleared
16 66 (1.39%) GIAC
17 64 (1.35%) MCP
18 61 (1.29%) CESG Certified Professional
19 60 (1.26%) ISTQB
20 59 (1.24%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (5.08%) SLA
2 238 (5.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 129 (2.72%) QA
4 102 (2.15%) GDPR
5 72 (1.52%) Data Quality
6 71 (1.50%) PCI DSS
7 67 (1.41%) PMO
8 59 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials
9 47 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 41 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 40 (0.84%) ISO 9001
12 34 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 21 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 18 (0.38%) JSP 440
15 15 (0.32%) Government Security Classifications
16 14 (0.29%) RMADS
17 12 (0.25%) MISRA
18 11 (0.23%) COBIT
19 10 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
19 10 (0.21%) ECSS
System Software
1 462 (9.73%) Active Directory
2 352 (7.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 219 (4.61%) Docker
4 171 (3.60%) Hyper-V
5 119 (2.51%) vSphere
6 64 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
7 57 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
8 44 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
8 44 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
9 37 (0.78%) VMware NSX
10 31 (0.65%) Apache Flume
11 30 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
12 27 (0.57%) HDFS
12 27 (0.57%) VirtualBox
13 25 (0.53%) Firmware
14 22 (0.46%) XenApp
15 20 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 19 (0.40%) BitLocker
17 16 (0.34%) ProxySG
18 14 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 228 (4.80%) SCCM
2 161 (3.39%) Puppet
3 111 (2.34%) Kubernetes
4 110 (2.32%) Ansible
5 101 (2.13%) SCOM
6 69 (1.45%) Nagios
7 58 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
8 54 (1.14%) Terraform
9 42 (0.88%) Cisco LMS
9 42 (0.88%) Opsview
10 35 (0.74%) SCVMM
11 34 (0.72%) Salt
12 33 (0.70%) Kibana
13 31 (0.65%) vCenter Server
13 31 (0.65%) WSUS
14 30 (0.63%) HP ALM
15 27 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
16 25 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 23 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
18 22 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 903 (19.03%) Microsoft
2 443 (9.33%) VMware
3 420 (8.85%) Cisco
4 341 (7.18%) Oracle
5 254 (5.35%) SAP
6 161 (3.39%) Juniper
7 146 (3.08%) Citrix
8 120 (2.53%) HP
9 93 (1.96%) F5
9 93 (1.96%) Red Hat
10 89 (1.88%) Atlassian
11 85 (1.79%) McAfee
12 81 (1.71%) IBM
13 75 (1.58%) CheckPoint
14 68 (1.43%) EMC
15 66 (1.39%) Dell
16 63 (1.33%) Google
17 53 (1.12%) Remedy
17 53 (1.12%) SolarWinds
18 49 (1.03%) Palo Alto