Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 75 106
Rank change year-on-year +28 +31 +16
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 2,394 4,920 4,728
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.33% 3.79% 3.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.88% 15.94% 12.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,474 3,462 3,056
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +7.53%
10th Percentile £34,150 £31,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.82%

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 10,025 30,858 37,073
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.32% 23.74% 23.72%
Number of salaries quoted 7,402 22,459 27,660
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +18 714 £50,000 -9.09% 168
London +81 600 £63,108 +12.69% 195
South West +6 589 £57,500 +15.00% 154
Midlands +51 223 £55,000 +10.00% 79
North of England +131 195 £47,500 -5.00% 48
North West +88 150 £45,000 -15.61% 27
West Midlands +25 144 £57,500 +9.52% 62
East Midlands +104 85 £43,750 +2.94% 15
East of England -3 74 £50,000 +17.65% 80
Yorkshire +139 42 £62,500 +66.67% 13
North East +15 3 £45,000 +28.57% 8
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 1,594 (66.58%) SC Cleared
2 1,005 (41.98%) Agile Software Development
3 659 (27.53%) DV Cleared
4 468 (19.55%) Java
5 403 (16.83%) Microsoft
6 370 (15.46%) DevOps
7 363 (15.16%) Windows
8 359 (15.00%) Linux
9 356 (14.87%) AWS
10 305 (12.74%) Cybersecurity
11 296 (12.36%) VMware
12 283 (11.82%) Degree
13 265 (11.07%) Python
14 259 (10.82%) Public Sector
15 254 (10.61%) Scrum
16 247 (10.32%) Active Directory
17 241 (10.07%) Azure
18 240 (10.03%) SQL
19 233 (9.73%) TDD
20 223 (9.31%) Problem-Solving
21 218 (9.11%) ITIL
22 215 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
23 212 (8.86%) Spring
24 204 (8.52%) JavaScript
25 193 (8.06%) Software Engineering
26 187 (7.81%) Test Automation
27 184 (7.69%) Terraform
28 181 (7.56%) Jenkins
29 175 (7.31%) C#
30 173 (7.23%) Project Management

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
1 101 (4.22%) Confluence
2 67 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
3 64 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 48 (2.01%) Apache
5 39 (1.63%) Apache Spark
6 33 (1.38%) MS Exchange
7 22 (0.92%) Tomcat
8 21 (0.88%) JBoss
9 20 (0.84%) Skype for Business
10 19 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
11 15 (0.63%) IIS
12 12 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (0.50%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
16 7 (0.29%) GlassFish
17 6 (0.25%) CMS
17 6 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 64 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.54%) InVision
4 13 (0.54%) Sketch
5 11 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.38%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.33%) Figma
8 7 (0.29%) Simulink
9 5 (0.21%) Adobe XD
9 5 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
9 5 (0.21%) UXPin
10 4 (0.17%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.17%) Stateflow
10 4 (0.17%) Windchill
11 2 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.042%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.042%) Stata
Business Applications
1 13 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 13 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (0.50%) SAP HR
2 12 (0.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 11 (0.46%) SAP PSCD
4 10 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 7 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.29%) SAP PM
6 6 (0.25%) Maximo
7 5 (0.21%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.21%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.17%) SAP MDG
8 4 (0.17%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 356 (14.87%) AWS
2 241 (10.07%) Azure
3 72 (3.01%) Office 365
4 70 (2.92%) GitHub
5 64 (2.67%) SaaS
6 55 (2.30%) GCP
6 55 (2.30%) IaaS
7 50 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
8 45 (1.88%) PaaS
9 35 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
10 33 (1.38%) Stackdriver
11 31 (1.29%) Serverless
12 25 (1.04%) Amazon S3
13 23 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 22 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
15 21 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
16 19 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
16 19 (0.79%) Power Platform
17 13 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
18 12 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 163 (6.81%) Firewall
2 98 (4.09%) DNS
3 84 (3.51%) Internet
4 82 (3.43%) DHCP
5 78 (3.26%) LAN
6 71 (2.97%) TCP/IP
6 71 (2.97%) WAN
7 62 (2.59%) Network Security
8 49 (2.05%) VPN
9 45 (1.88%) OSPF
9 45 (1.88%) Skype
10 38 (1.59%) BGP
11 36 (1.50%) Intrusion Detection
12 31 (1.29%) HTTP
13 29 (1.21%) SAN
14 26 (1.09%) VLAN
15 22 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
16 20 (0.84%) Remote Desktop
16 20 (0.84%) Unified Communications
17 18 (0.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 140 (5.85%) Big Data
3 109 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
4 93 (3.88%) NoSQL
5 57 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 50 (2.09%) MongoDB
7 38 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
8 29 (1.21%) MySQL
9 22 (0.92%) Hadoop
10 16 (0.67%) Power BI
11 14 (0.58%) GIS
11 14 (0.58%) Oracle Database
11 14 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
13 12 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (0.50%) HBase
13 12 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.46%) Redis
15 10 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 181 (7.56%) Jenkins
2 170 (7.10%) JIRA
3 119 (4.97%) Git (software)
4 86 (3.59%) JUnit
5 77 (3.22%) Mockito
6 74 (3.09%) Selenium
7 60 (2.51%) Maven
8 51 (2.13%) Cucumber
9 50 (2.09%) GitLab
10 41 (1.71%) Gradle
11 31 (1.29%) Eclipse
12 29 (1.21%) DbUnit
12 29 (1.21%) jMock
12 29 (1.21%) SonarQube
13 28 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 25 (1.04%) Bitbucket
15 24 (1.00%) Bitbucket Server
16 22 (0.92%) Visual Studio
17 21 (0.88%) JMeter
18 20 (0.84%) TeamCity
General
1 259 (10.82%) Public Sector
2 149 (6.22%) Finance
3 144 (6.02%) Law
4 86 (3.59%) Back Office
5 85 (3.55%) Legal
6 82 (3.43%) Military
7 78 (3.26%) Aerospace
8 72 (3.01%) Police
9 61 (2.55%) Telecoms
10 49 (2.05%) Local Government
11 44 (1.84%) Electronics
12 38 (1.59%) Manufacturing
13 32 (1.34%) Marketing
14 27 (1.13%) Retail
15 15 (0.63%) Advertising
16 10 (0.42%) Banking
17 7 (0.29%) Games
18 6 (0.25%) Fire and Rescue
19 3 (0.13%) Automotive
20 1 (0.042%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 486 (20.30%) Developer
2 254 (10.61%) Architect
3 224 (9.36%) Analyst
4 196 (8.19%) Java Developer
5 111 (4.64%) Consultant
6 102 (4.26%) Software Engineer
7 90 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
8 88 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 84 (3.51%) Business Analyst
10 79 (3.30%) Network Engineer
11 75 (3.13%) Senior Developer
12 74 (3.09%) SC Cleared Java Developer
13 72 (3.01%) Support Engineer
14 71 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
15 59 (2.46%) C# Developer
16 57 (2.38%) .NET Developer
16 57 (2.38%) Project Manager
17 50 (2.09%) Software Developer
18 42 (1.75%) Test Engineer
19 41 (1.71%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (8.86%) Spring
2 120 (5.01%) .NET
3 118 (4.93%) RESTful
4 115 (4.80%) REST
5 102 (4.26%) Node.js
6 87 (3.63%) Web Services
7 85 (3.55%) AngularJS
8 78 (3.26%) Spring Integration
9 77 (3.22%) .NET Framework
9 77 (3.22%) Apache Camel
10 71 (2.97%) HTML
11 69 (2.88%) React
12 63 (2.63%) ASP.NET
12 63 (2.63%) CSS
13 60 (2.51%) Spring Boot
14 57 (2.38%) SOAP
15 54 (2.26%) XML
16 53 (2.21%) jQuery
17 49 (2.05%) Kafka
17 49 (2.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 152 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 138 (5.76%) Data Centre
3 108 (4.51%) Management Information System
4 80 (3.34%) Cyberthreat
5 74 (3.09%) Cybercrime
6 68 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
7 57 (2.38%) PKI
8 50 (2.09%) Driving Licence
9 48 (2.01%) Public Cloud
9 48 (2.01%) User Experience
10 43 (1.80%) CMDB
11 42 (1.75%) Internet of Things
12 32 (1.34%) Cyberattack
13 27 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
14 22 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
14 22 (0.92%) Private Cloud
15 20 (0.84%) Cloud Native
15 20 (0.84%) Security Operations Centre
16 17 (0.71%) Algorithms
17 16 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 363 (15.16%) Windows
2 359 (15.00%) Linux
3 173 (7.23%) Windows Server
4 78 (3.26%) Windows 10
5 74 (3.09%) Windows Server 2016
6 64 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 52 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 42 (1.75%) Unix
9 40 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 39 (1.63%) Windows 7
11 38 (1.59%) CentOS
12 26 (1.09%) Ubuntu
12 26 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (1.00%) Mac OS
13 24 (1.00%) Windows Server 2019
14 15 (0.63%) Windows XP
15 14 (0.58%) Debian
16 9 (0.38%) VMS
17 8 (0.33%) Android
18 7 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,005 (41.98%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (15.46%) DevOps
3 305 (12.74%) Cybersecurity
4 254 (10.61%) Scrum
5 233 (9.73%) TDD
6 223 (9.31%) Problem-Solving
7 218 (9.11%) ITIL
8 193 (8.06%) Software Engineering
9 187 (7.81%) Test Automation
10 173 (7.23%) Project Management
11 170 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
12 162 (6.77%) Continuous Integration
13 151 (6.31%) Migration
13 151 (6.31%) Open Source
14 144 (6.02%) Microservices
15 129 (5.39%) Mentoring
16 127 (5.30%) Information Security
17 125 (5.22%) OO
18 119 (4.97%) MVC
19 113 (4.72%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 468 (19.55%) Java
2 265 (11.07%) Python
3 240 (10.03%) SQL
4 204 (8.52%) JavaScript
5 175 (7.31%) C#
6 160 (6.68%) C
7 118 (4.93%) PowerShell
8 110 (4.59%) C++
9 91 (3.80%) Java 8
10 70 (2.92%) Bash Shell
11 41 (1.71%) Scala
12 40 (1.67%) Shell Script
13 27 (1.13%) PL/SQL
14 25 (1.04%) ABAP
14 25 (1.04%) Ruby
15 20 (0.84%) VB
16 18 (0.75%) R
17 16 (0.67%) MATLAB
18 14 (0.58%) Perl
19 9 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,594 (66.58%) SC Cleared
2 659 (27.53%) DV Cleared
3 283 (11.82%) Degree
4 116 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
5 86 (3.59%) CCNA
6 77 (3.22%) CISSP
7 57 (2.38%) CCNP
7 57 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 48 (2.01%) CISM
9 37 (1.55%) MCSE
10 33 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 33 (1.38%) CESG Certified Professional
11 28 (1.17%) MCSA
12 23 (0.96%) AWS Certification
12 23 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 22 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
14 21 (0.88%) CREST Certified
15 19 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
15 19 (0.79%) MCP
16 18 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (4.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 87 (3.63%) SLA
3 68 (2.84%) QA
4 36 (1.50%) NCSC
5 35 (1.46%) NIST
6 33 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials
7 27 (1.13%) Data Quality
8 25 (1.04%) JSP 440
9 23 (0.96%) PMO
10 20 (0.84%) GDPR
10 20 (0.84%) RMADS
11 19 (0.79%) ISO 9001
11 19 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 16 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 14 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 14 (0.58%) NIST 800
13 14 (0.58%) PCI DSS
14 11 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 10 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 10 (0.42%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 247 (10.32%) Active Directory
2 215 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 173 (7.23%) Docker
4 78 (3.26%) Hyper-V
5 67 (2.80%) vSphere
6 53 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (1.29%) VMware NSX
8 28 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
10 14 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (0.54%) VMware Server
12 12 (0.50%) NDS
13 11 (0.46%) Firmware
13 11 (0.46%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 11 (0.46%) NFS
14 9 (0.38%) Postfix
15 8 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.33%) Snort
16 7 (0.29%) KVM
17 4 (0.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 184 (7.69%) Terraform
2 136 (5.68%) Ansible
3 127 (5.30%) Kubernetes
4 113 (4.72%) SCCM
5 79 (3.30%) SCOM
6 61 (2.55%) Puppet
6 61 (2.55%) WSUS
7 57 (2.38%) Grafana
8 25 (1.04%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 24 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
10 20 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
10 20 (0.84%) NetBackup
11 18 (0.75%) SCVMM
11 18 (0.75%) vCenter Server
12 16 (0.67%) Packer
12 16 (0.67%) vRealize
12 16 (0.67%) ZABBIX
13 13 (0.54%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 12 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
14 12 (0.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 403 (16.83%) Microsoft
2 296 (12.36%) VMware
3 161 (6.73%) Cisco
4 150 (6.27%) Oracle
5 106 (4.43%) Splunk
6 94 (3.93%) SAP
7 79 (3.30%) Juniper
8 78 (3.26%) Google
9 51 (2.13%) ServiceNow
10 49 (2.05%) HP
11 47 (1.96%) SolarWinds
12 46 (1.92%) Dell
13 43 (1.80%) Red Hat
14 41 (1.71%) Capita
15 38 (1.59%) Citrix
16 36 (1.50%) EMC
17 35 (1.46%) LogRhythm
18 30 (1.25%) Atlassian
19 29 (1.21%) IBM
19 29 (1.21%) Palo Alto