Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 117 81
Rank change year-on-year +14 -36 +18
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4,778 4,590 6,131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.12% 2.79% 3.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.07% 11.45% 12.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3,009 3,195 4,301
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +3.83%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% -

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 36,549 40,085 47,823
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.85% 24.40% 26.42%
Number of salaries quoted 27,220 30,995 38,804
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -10 1,304 £50,000 +11.11% 279
South West +4 1,249 £45,000 +2.27% 275
London +51 1,100 £60,000 +9.09% 296
Midlands +23 458 £41,750 -24.09% 105
North of England +15 405 £45,000 +5.88% 123
West Midlands +18 341 £50,000 -9.09% 74
East of England +19 252 £60,000 +26.32% 106
North West +5 244 £45,000 +5.88% 83
Yorkshire +51 139 £45,000 - 21
East Midlands -1 112 £36,000 -28.00% 31
North East -38 29 £42,514 +7.60% 19
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 2,768 (57.93%) SC Cleared
2 1,512 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
3 1,223 (25.60%) DV Cleared
4 998 (20.89%) Windows
5 981 (20.53%) C
6 959 (20.07%) Microsoft
7 876 (18.33%) Java
8 790 (16.53%) Linux
9 784 (16.41%) ITIL
10 782 (16.37%) Degree
11 742 (15.53%) Software Engineering
12 669 (14.00%) Python
13 646 (13.52%) SQL
14 585 (12.24%) C#
15 581 (12.16%) C++
16 574 (12.01%) Cybersecurity
17 521 (10.90%) Finance
18 507 (10.61%) JavaScript
19 502 (10.51%) Project Management
20 501 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
21 477 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
22 467 (9.77%) Scrum
23 457 (9.56%) Firewall
24 445 (9.31%) Microsoft Azure
25 435 (9.10%) Test Automation
26 433 (9.06%) VMware
27 429 (8.98%) DevOps
28 422 (8.83%) SQL Server
29 413 (8.64%) Active Directory
30 402 (8.41%) Amazon AWS

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
1 218 (4.56%) SharePoint
2 121 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
3 96 (2.01%) MS Exchange
4 92 (1.93%) Confluence
5 80 (1.67%) Apache Spark
6 60 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 58 (1.21%) Apache
8 49 (1.03%) Apache Pig
9 43 (0.90%) IIS
10 39 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
11 32 (0.67%) OpenStack
12 30 (0.63%) Skype for Business
12 30 (0.63%) WebLogic
13 26 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 25 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
15 22 (0.46%) Tomcat
16 20 (0.42%) JBoss
17 19 (0.40%) WebSphere
18 16 (0.33%) NetWeaver
18 16 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 310 (6.49%) Microsoft Office
2 144 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 133 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
4 92 (1.93%) MS Visio
5 79 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (0.38%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.19%) Simulink
9 7 (0.15%) Acrobat
10 6 (0.13%) Windchill
11 3 (0.063%) Revit
11 3 (0.063%) SOLIDWORKS
11 3 (0.063%) Stata
12 2 (0.042%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.042%) SPSS
13 1 (0.021%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.021%) PTC Creo
13 1 (0.021%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 64 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 14 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
5 11 (0.23%) Primavera
5 11 (0.23%) SAP ERP
6 10 (0.21%) SAP CO
6 10 (0.21%) SAP FI
6 10 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
7 8 (0.17%) assyst
8 7 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.15%) SAP HR
8 7 (0.15%) SAP Payroll
8 7 (0.15%) Sentinel
9 6 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (0.13%) SAP PP
9 6 (0.13%) SAP PS
9 6 (0.13%) SAP SCM
9 6 (0.13%) SAP WM
10 5 (0.10%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 445 (9.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 402 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
3 164 (3.43%) Office 365
4 57 (1.19%) PaaS
5 44 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
5 44 (0.92%) GitHub
6 43 (0.90%) IaaS
7 41 (0.86%) Amazon S3
8 35 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
9 33 (0.69%) SaaS
10 30 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
11 28 (0.59%) Serverless
12 27 (0.57%) OpenShift
13 26 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
14 25 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
14 25 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
15 22 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
16 21 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
17 17 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
17 17 (0.36%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 457 (9.56%) Firewall
2 242 (5.06%) Network Security
3 211 (4.42%) LAN
4 185 (3.87%) TCP/IP
5 183 (3.83%) WAN
6 104 (2.18%) DNS
7 98 (2.05%) Internet
8 95 (1.99%) VPN
9 90 (1.88%) HTTP
10 87 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
11 77 (1.61%) SSL
12 75 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 75 (1.57%) Intrusion Detection
13 71 (1.49%) VLAN
13 71 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
14 70 (1.47%) DHCP
14 70 (1.47%) Wireless
15 55 (1.15%) VoIP
16 53 (1.11%) BGP
17 48 (1.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 422 (8.83%) SQL Server
2 265 (5.55%) Big Data
3 198 (4.14%) Hadoop
4 109 (2.28%) MongoDB
4 109 (2.28%) MySQL
5 108 (2.26%) Relational Database
6 100 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
7 94 (1.97%) Apache Hive
8 79 (1.65%) NoSQL
9 72 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
10 57 (1.19%) Neo4j
11 54 (1.13%) GIS
12 52 (1.09%) Oracle Database
13 46 (0.96%) RDBMS
13 46 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 45 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
15 44 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
15 44 (0.92%) SAP BW
15 44 (0.92%) SAP HANA
15 44 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 298 (6.24%) JIRA
2 254 (5.32%) Git (software)
3 232 (4.86%) Selenium
4 209 (4.37%) Jenkins
5 137 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 107 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 107 (2.24%) Cucumber
6 107 (2.24%) Visual Studio
7 98 (2.05%) Subversion
8 91 (1.90%) Maven
9 80 (1.67%) Bitbucket
10 72 (1.51%) JUnit
11 67 (1.40%) Rational DOORS
12 55 (1.15%) Robot Framework
13 54 (1.13%) Eclipse
14 53 (1.11%) JMeter
15 52 (1.09%) WebDriver
16 48 (1.00%) LoadRunner
17 47 (0.98%) Vagrant
18 45 (0.94%) SoapUI
General
1 521 (10.90%) Finance
2 150 (3.14%) Military
3 148 (3.10%) Telecoms
4 129 (2.70%) Marketing
5 126 (2.64%) Manufacturing
6 101 (2.11%) Electronics
7 99 (2.07%) Retail
8 96 (2.01%) Law
9 65 (1.36%) Aerospace
10 48 (1.00%) Advertising
11 47 (0.98%) Legal
12 43 (0.90%) Games
13 40 (0.84%) Banking
14 28 (0.59%) Publishing
15 25 (0.52%) Financial Institution
15 25 (0.52%) Local Government
16 21 (0.44%) Billing
17 14 (0.29%) Back Office
18 10 (0.21%) Automotive
19 8 (0.17%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 642 (13.44%) Developer
2 576 (12.06%) Analyst
3 567 (11.87%) Architect
4 439 (9.19%) Consultant
5 401 (8.39%) Software Engineer
6 217 (4.54%) Network Engineer
7 193 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
8 188 (3.93%) Project Manager
9 180 (3.77%) Java Developer
10 149 (3.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 147 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
12 128 (2.68%) Business Analyst
12 128 (2.68%) Tester
13 127 (2.66%) Test Engineer
14 124 (2.60%) C++ Software Engineer
15 117 (2.45%) Security Engineer
16 115 (2.41%) Software Developer
17 108 (2.26%) Java Engineer
18 104 (2.18%) Security Consultant
19 101 (2.11%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (7.33%) .NET
2 249 (5.21%) HTML
3 226 (4.73%) AngularJS
4 223 (4.67%) Web Services
5 182 (3.81%) XML
6 175 (3.66%) ASP.NET
7 174 (3.64%) Spring
8 170 (3.56%) CSS
9 152 (3.18%) .NET Framework
10 142 (2.97%) Node.js
11 139 (2.91%) REST
12 128 (2.68%) Java EE
13 103 (2.16%) Django
14 102 (2.13%) Hibernate
15 95 (1.99%) HTML5
16 90 (1.88%) J2EE
16 90 (1.88%) React
17 86 (1.80%) Middleware
18 77 (1.61%) SOAP
19 69 (1.44%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 501 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
2 271 (5.67%) Self-Motivation
3 261 (5.46%) Computer Science
4 252 (5.27%) Management Information System
5 168 (3.52%) Data Centre
6 101 (2.11%) Driving Licence
7 96 (2.01%) User Experience
8 68 (1.42%) PKI
9 59 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
10 56 (1.17%) Public Cloud
11 52 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
12 49 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
13 43 (0.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 38 (0.80%) Clustering
15 37 (0.77%) Blackberry
16 36 (0.75%) CESG
16 36 (0.75%) Client/Server
16 36 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
16 36 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
17 31 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 998 (20.89%) Windows
2 790 (16.53%) Linux
3 304 (6.36%) Windows Server
4 211 (4.42%) Unix
5 177 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 176 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 160 (3.35%) Windows 7
8 158 (3.31%) Android
9 148 (3.10%) Windows 10
10 135 (2.83%) Apple iOS
11 86 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 75 (1.57%) CentOS
13 71 (1.49%) Mac OS X
14 33 (0.69%) Windows 8
15 32 (0.67%) Ubuntu
16 23 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
16 23 (0.48%) Windows XP
17 21 (0.44%) Solaris
18 16 (0.33%) Windows Phone
19 13 (0.27%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,512 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
2 784 (16.41%) ITIL
3 742 (15.53%) Software Engineering
4 574 (12.01%) Cybersecurity
5 502 (10.51%) Project Management
6 477 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
7 467 (9.77%) Scrum
8 435 (9.10%) Test Automation
9 429 (8.98%) DevOps
10 371 (7.76%) Service Management
11 367 (7.68%) Continuous Integration
12 364 (7.62%) TDD
13 354 (7.41%) Service Delivery
14 350 (7.33%) Information Security
15 346 (7.24%) UML
16 279 (5.84%) Mentoring
17 272 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
18 261 (5.46%) Analytics
19 255 (5.34%) Open Source
20 250 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 981 (20.53%) C
2 876 (18.33%) Java
3 669 (14.00%) Python
4 646 (13.52%) SQL
5 585 (12.24%) C#
6 581 (12.16%) C++
7 507 (10.61%) JavaScript
8 278 (5.82%) PowerShell
9 204 (4.27%) Bash Shell
10 108 (2.26%) Ruby
11 100 (2.09%) PL/SQL
12 97 (2.03%) PHP
13 80 (1.67%) Objective-C
14 69 (1.44%) Shell Script
15 64 (1.34%) Perl
16 56 (1.17%) T-SQL
17 50 (1.05%) ABAP
18 41 (0.86%) Scala
19 38 (0.80%) Java 8
20 35 (0.73%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2,768 (57.93%) SC Cleared
2 1,223 (25.60%) DV Cleared
3 782 (16.37%) Degree
4 328 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
5 256 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 224 (4.69%) CCNA
7 216 (4.52%) CISSP
8 196 (4.10%) MCSE
9 154 (3.22%) CCNP
10 105 (2.20%) SANS
11 95 (1.99%) GIAC
12 94 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
13 91 (1.90%) CISM
14 88 (1.84%) ISEB
15 87 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
16 83 (1.74%) Network+ Certification
17 80 (1.67%) SSCP
18 73 (1.53%) Linux+ Certification
19 72 (1.51%) CompTIA Security+
20 68 (1.42%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (4.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 185 (3.87%) SLA
3 128 (2.68%) QA
4 121 (2.53%) GDPR
5 100 (2.09%) Data Quality
6 72 (1.51%) Cyber Essentials
7 59 (1.23%) PCI DSS
8 48 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 48 (1.00%) PMO
9 32 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 30 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 27 (0.57%) ISO 9001
12 25 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 23 (0.48%) JSP 440
14 15 (0.31%) GPG13
15 13 (0.27%) ECSS
15 13 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 15288
16 12 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
17 10 (0.21%) RMADS
18 9 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 413 (8.64%) Active Directory
2 340 (7.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 266 (5.57%) Docker
4 123 (2.57%) Hyper-V
5 111 (2.32%) vSphere
6 80 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
7 61 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
8 56 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 45 (0.94%) VMware NSX
10 43 (0.90%) VirtualBox
11 41 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
12 37 (0.77%) Firmware
13 23 (0.48%) NFS
13 23 (0.48%) Samba
13 23 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
14 22 (0.46%) HDFS
15 21 (0.44%) Apache Flume
15 21 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 16 (0.33%) XenApp
17 15 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 210 (4.40%) SCCM
2 175 (3.66%) Puppet
3 152 (3.18%) Ansible
4 149 (3.12%) Kubernetes
5 76 (1.59%) Nagios
6 74 (1.55%) SCOM
7 69 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
8 59 (1.23%) Terraform
9 57 (1.19%) Salt
10 47 (0.98%) vCenter Server
11 44 (0.92%) vRealize
12 43 (0.90%) WSUS
13 41 (0.86%) HP ALM
14 29 (0.61%) Cisco LMS
14 29 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
14 29 (0.61%) Opsview
15 27 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
16 25 (0.52%) Kibana
17 22 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
18 16 (0.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 959 (20.07%) Microsoft
2 433 (9.06%) VMware
3 399 (8.35%) Cisco
4 349 (7.30%) Oracle
5 259 (5.42%) SAP
6 144 (3.01%) Juniper
7 118 (2.47%) Citrix
8 109 (2.28%) Atlassian
9 106 (2.22%) HP
10 104 (2.18%) F5
11 95 (1.99%) Red Hat
12 86 (1.80%) CheckPoint
13 79 (1.65%) SolarWinds
14 75 (1.57%) EMC
15 60 (1.26%) IBM
16 59 (1.23%) Google
17 58 (1.21%) Dell
18 46 (0.96%) Fortinet
19 44 (0.92%) Cloudera
20 43 (0.90%) McAfee