Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 81 98
Rank change year-on-year +32 +17 +33
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 2,429 4,481 4,722
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.84% 3.57% 3.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.01% 15.67% 13.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,787 3,275 3,020
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +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 10,556 28,604 35,854
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.03% 22.80% 23.93%
Number of salaries quoted 8,101 21,271 26,719
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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
London +111 664 £62,500 +13.64% 247
South East +15 647 £55,000 - 195
South West +3 637 £55,000 +15.79% 183
Midlands +45 203 £55,000 +15.79% 61
North of England +64 179 £47,500 -7.30% 77
West Midlands +38 165 £57,000 +14.00% 44
North West +35 112 £37,500 -27.71% 52
East of England +4 73 £65,000 +47.73% 81
Yorkshire +111 63 £62,500 +25.00% 15
East Midlands +49 34 £43,750 +2.94% 17
North East +13 4 £45,000 +4.36% 10
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 1,667 (68.63%) SC Cleared
2 902 (37.13%) Agile Software Development
3 590 (24.29%) DV Cleared
4 474 (19.51%) Java
5 465 (19.14%) DevOps
6 453 (18.65%) AWS
7 401 (16.51%) Microsoft
8 390 (16.06%) Linux
9 369 (15.19%) Windows
10 348 (14.33%) Public Sector
11 332 (13.67%) Python
12 325 (13.38%) Azure
13 301 (12.39%) VMware
14 296 (12.19%) Degree
15 290 (11.94%) SQL
16 285 (11.73%) Scrum
17 276 (11.36%) Cybersecurity
18 252 (10.37%) JavaScript
19 234 (9.63%) Terraform
20 232 (9.55%) Active Directory
21 230 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
22 228 (9.39%) TDD
23 224 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
24 218 (8.97%) Jenkins
25 214 (8.81%) Docker
26 210 (8.65%) C
27 209 (8.60%) Software Engineering
28 207 (8.52%) Spring
29 201 (8.28%) ITIL
30 192 (7.90%) 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 96 (3.95%) Confluence
2 77 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
2 77 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 50 (2.06%) Apache
4 37 (1.52%) Apache Spark
5 35 (1.44%) MS Exchange
6 34 (1.40%) JBoss
7 27 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (1.11%) Skype for Business
8 16 (0.66%) ArcGIS
9 14 (0.58%) CMS
10 12 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (0.49%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.45%) OpenStack
11 11 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (0.45%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 51 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.70%) Sketch
4 15 (0.62%) InVision
4 15 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.41%) Figma
7 8 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
8 7 (0.29%) Simulink
9 6 (0.25%) Adobe XD
9 6 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.21%) SPSS
10 5 (0.21%) UXPin
11 4 (0.16%) OrCAD
12 3 (0.12%) Stateflow
12 3 (0.12%) Windchill
13 1 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.041%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.041%) Stata
Business Applications
1 15 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.58%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 10 (0.41%) SAP PSCD
4 9 (0.37%) SAP HR
4 9 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (0.33%) Maximo
5 8 (0.33%) SAP PM
6 7 (0.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 7 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.21%) JDE OneWorld
8 5 (0.21%) Sentinel
9 4 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
10 3 (0.12%) SAP MDG
10 3 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 453 (18.65%) AWS
2 325 (13.38%) Azure
3 89 (3.66%) Office 365
4 87 (3.58%) GitHub
5 73 (3.01%) IaaS
6 71 (2.92%) SaaS
7 66 (2.72%) PaaS
8 59 (2.43%) GCP
9 46 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
9 46 (1.89%) Serverless
10 44 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
11 40 (1.65%) Power Platform
12 36 (1.48%) Stackdriver
13 32 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
14 28 (1.15%) Amazon S3
15 27 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
16 24 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
17 23 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
18 16 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 14 (0.58%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 148 (6.09%) Firewall
2 108 (4.45%) DNS
3 88 (3.62%) Internet
4 77 (3.17%) DHCP
5 70 (2.88%) WAN
6 62 (2.55%) LAN
7 55 (2.26%) Network Security
8 48 (1.98%) TCP/IP
9 47 (1.93%) VPN
10 44 (1.81%) Skype
11 43 (1.77%) OSPF
12 41 (1.69%) SAN
13 37 (1.52%) BGP
14 36 (1.48%) Intrusion Detection
15 32 (1.32%) Unified Communications
16 30 (1.24%) VLAN
17 27 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
18 26 (1.07%) HTTP
19 20 (0.82%) Remote Desktop
20 18 (0.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (7.16%) SQL Server
2 147 (6.05%) Big Data
3 125 (5.15%) PostgreSQL
4 109 (4.49%) NoSQL
5 78 (3.21%) Relational Database
6 62 (2.55%) MongoDB
7 55 (2.26%) MySQL
8 34 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
9 33 (1.36%) Power BI
10 21 (0.86%) GIS
10 21 (0.86%) Tableau
11 19 (0.78%) Hadoop
12 18 (0.74%) Oracle Database
13 17 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (0.58%) Redis
15 13 (0.54%) MariaDB
16 12 (0.49%) HBase
17 11 (0.45%) OLTP
17 11 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 10 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 218 (8.97%) Jenkins
2 164 (6.75%) Git (software)
3 153 (6.30%) JIRA
4 87 (3.58%) Selenium
5 80 (3.29%) JUnit
6 77 (3.17%) GitLab
7 74 (3.05%) Mockito
8 60 (2.47%) Maven
9 54 (2.22%) Cucumber
10 43 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 43 (1.77%) Gradle
11 40 (1.65%) Eclipse
11 40 (1.65%) Visual Studio
12 36 (1.48%) Rational DOORS
13 29 (1.19%) Bitbucket
14 25 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
15 23 (0.95%) JMeter
15 23 (0.95%) Vagrant
16 21 (0.86%) Bitbucket Server
16 21 (0.86%) SonarQube
General
1 348 (14.33%) Public Sector
2 155 (6.38%) Finance
3 96 (3.95%) Military
4 93 (3.83%) Law
5 76 (3.13%) Aerospace
6 71 (2.92%) Telecoms
7 67 (2.76%) Marketing
8 59 (2.43%) Electronics
9 44 (1.81%) Retail
10 43 (1.77%) Police
11 42 (1.73%) Manufacturing
12 41 (1.69%) Legal
13 40 (1.65%) Local Government
14 21 (0.86%) Advertising
15 7 (0.29%) Banking
15 7 (0.29%) Games
16 4 (0.16%) Fire and Rescue
17 3 (0.12%) Back Office
18 2 (0.082%) French Language
18 2 (0.082%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 514 (21.16%) Developer
2 267 (10.99%) Architect
3 213 (8.77%) Analyst
4 196 (8.07%) Java Developer
5 158 (6.50%) Consultant
6 132 (5.43%) DevOps Engineer
7 84 (3.46%) Business Analyst
8 83 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 80 (3.29%) Software Engineer
10 79 (3.25%) Senior Developer
10 79 (3.25%) Support Engineer
11 77 (3.17%) Network Engineer
12 76 (3.13%) SC Cleared Java Developer
13 75 (3.09%) Software Developer
13 75 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
14 72 (2.96%) AWS Engineer
15 62 (2.55%) AWS DevOps
16 57 (2.35%) Cloud Architect
17 50 (2.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 46 (1.89%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (8.52%) Spring
2 134 (5.52%) Node.js
3 120 (4.94%) .NET
4 113 (4.65%) RESTful
5 102 (4.20%) REST
6 97 (3.99%) AngularJS
6 97 (3.99%) HTML
7 87 (3.58%) React
8 79 (3.25%) Spring Integration
9 78 (3.21%) Spring Boot
10 77 (3.17%) .NET Framework
11 74 (3.05%) CSS
12 73 (3.01%) Web Services
13 63 (2.59%) Apache Camel
14 59 (2.43%) Kafka
15 55 (2.26%) RabbitMQ
16 52 (2.14%) ASP.NET
17 50 (2.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 48 (1.98%) HTML5
19 44 (1.81%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 142 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
2 127 (5.23%) Data Centre
3 101 (4.16%) Cyberthreat
4 95 (3.91%) Management Information System
5 85 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
6 70 (2.88%) Public Cloud
7 65 (2.68%) Cybercrime
8 59 (2.43%) User Experience
9 47 (1.93%) Driving Licence
10 45 (1.85%) Internet of Things
11 43 (1.77%) PKI
12 36 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
13 32 (1.32%) CMDB
14 25 (1.03%) Algorithms
15 23 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
16 22 (0.91%) Private Cloud
17 21 (0.86%) Cloud Native
18 20 (0.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 19 (0.78%) NHS
19 19 (0.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 390 (16.06%) Linux
2 369 (15.19%) Windows
3 166 (6.83%) Windows Server
4 83 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 77 (3.17%) Windows 10
6 73 (3.01%) Windows Server 2016
7 57 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 44 (1.81%) Unix
9 42 (1.73%) Windows 7
10 40 (1.65%) CentOS
11 38 (1.56%) Windows Server 2019
12 37 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (0.99%) Ubuntu
14 19 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (0.58%) Windows XP
16 13 (0.54%) Debian
17 10 (0.41%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.41%) VMS
18 8 (0.33%) Android
19 6 (0.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 902 (37.13%) Agile Software Development
2 465 (19.14%) DevOps
3 285 (11.73%) Scrum
4 276 (11.36%) Cybersecurity
5 230 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
6 228 (9.39%) TDD
7 209 (8.60%) Software Engineering
8 201 (8.28%) ITIL
9 192 (7.90%) Test Automation
10 186 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
11 168 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 159 (6.55%) Project Management
13 156 (6.42%) Microservices
14 152 (6.26%) Open Source
15 150 (6.18%) Mentoring
16 140 (5.76%) Configuration Management
17 132 (5.43%) Migration
18 114 (4.69%) MVC
19 110 (4.53%) Business Intelligence
20 102 (4.20%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 474 (19.51%) Java
2 332 (13.67%) Python
3 290 (11.94%) SQL
4 252 (10.37%) JavaScript
5 210 (8.65%) C
6 172 (7.08%) C#
7 121 (4.98%) PowerShell
8 105 (4.32%) C++
9 97 (3.99%) Java 8
10 93 (3.83%) Bash Shell
11 47 (1.93%) Shell Script
12 41 (1.69%) Scala
13 40 (1.65%) PL/SQL
14 36 (1.48%) Ruby
15 25 (1.03%) Perl
16 20 (0.82%) ABAP
17 18 (0.74%) TypeScript
18 17 (0.70%) MATLAB
19 14 (0.58%) R
20 13 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,667 (68.63%) SC Cleared
2 590 (24.29%) DV Cleared
3 296 (12.19%) Degree
4 115 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
5 94 (3.87%) CCNA
6 84 (3.46%) CISSP
7 72 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 60 (2.47%) CCNP
9 49 (2.02%) CISM
10 41 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
11 40 (1.65%) MCSA
11 40 (1.65%) MCSE
12 28 (1.15%) CESG Certified Professional
12 28 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
13 26 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 24 (0.99%) AWS Certification
15 22 (0.91%) SANS
16 20 (0.82%) CREST Certified
16 20 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
16 20 (0.82%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 70 (2.88%) QA
3 65 (2.68%) SLA
4 43 (1.77%) NIST
5 40 (1.65%) NCSC
6 26 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials
7 24 (0.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 21 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 19 (0.78%) Data Quality
9 19 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 17 (0.70%) GDPR
10 17 (0.70%) JSP 440
11 16 (0.66%) Def Stans
11 16 (0.66%) RMADS
12 15 (0.62%) HAZOP
13 14 (0.58%) PCI DSS
13 14 (0.58%) PMO
14 11 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 11 (0.45%) ISO 9001
15 10 (0.41%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 232 (9.55%) Active Directory
2 224 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 214 (8.81%) Docker
4 75 (3.09%) vSphere
5 67 (2.76%) Hyper-V
6 57 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (1.61%) VMware NSX
8 28 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
9 24 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
10 15 (0.62%) Firmware
11 13 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 12 (0.49%) NDS
13 11 (0.45%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 11 (0.45%) NFS
14 9 (0.37%) KVM
14 9 (0.37%) Postfix
14 9 (0.37%) XenApp
15 7 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
15 7 (0.29%) VMware Server
16 6 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 234 (9.63%) Terraform
2 172 (7.08%) Ansible
3 170 (7.00%) Kubernetes
4 95 (3.91%) SCCM
5 80 (3.29%) Puppet
6 59 (2.43%) Grafana
7 54 (2.22%) SCOM
8 41 (1.69%) WSUS
9 37 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
10 22 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
11 19 (0.78%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 19 (0.78%) SCVMM
12 16 (0.66%) Packer
12 16 (0.66%) vCenter Server
13 13 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
13 13 (0.54%) NetBackup
14 12 (0.49%) Nagios
15 9 (0.37%) ZABBIX
16 8 (0.33%) Tivoli
16 8 (0.33%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 401 (16.51%) Microsoft
2 301 (12.39%) VMware
3 168 (6.92%) Oracle
4 157 (6.46%) Cisco
5 96 (3.95%) Splunk
6 84 (3.46%) SAP
7 75 (3.09%) Juniper
8 71 (2.92%) Google
9 55 (2.26%) ServiceNow
10 53 (2.18%) SolarWinds
11 51 (2.10%) Dell
12 47 (1.93%) Red Hat
13 35 (1.44%) HP
14 33 (1.36%) Atlassian
14 33 (1.36%) Citrix
15 32 (1.32%) Palo Alto
16 30 (1.24%) EMC
16 30 (1.24%) Veeam
17 29 (1.19%) IBM
18 27 (1.11%) F5