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

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 115 80
Rank change year-on-year +6 -35 +21
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4,687 4,664 6,269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.95% 2.81% 3.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.37% 11.48% 12.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2,938 3,265 4,417
England median annual salary £49,500 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.45% -2.11% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £71,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 37,885 40,624 50,122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.82% 24.52% 26.87%
Number of salaries quoted 28,314 31,432 40,879
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +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 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 17 August 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 August 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 -8 1,293 £47,500 +5.56% 231
South West +1 1,184 £45,000 +5.88% 208
London +19 1,031 £60,000 +9.09% 246
North of England +41 463 £45,000 +12.50% 83
Midlands +35 452 £47,250 -13.30% 82
West Midlands +39 342 £50,000 -9.09% 59
North West +29 312 £44,000 +10.00% 56
East of England +6 267 £56,250 +18.42% 78
Yorkshire +61 132 £45,000 -10.00% 11
East Midlands +8 104 £36,000 -28.00% 22
North East -44 26 £56,250 +42.36% 16
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 2,613 (55.75%) SC Cleared
2 1,421 (30.32%) Agile Software Development
3 1,127 (24.05%) DV Cleared
4 1,028 (21.93%) Windows
5 991 (21.14%) C
6 910 (19.42%) Microsoft
7 836 (17.84%) Java
8 830 (17.71%) ITIL
9 813 (17.35%) Degree
10 760 (16.22%) Linux
11 738 (15.75%) Software Engineering
12 650 (13.87%) Python
13 647 (13.80%) SQL
14 575 (12.27%) Cybersecurity
15 540 (11.52%) C#
15 540 (11.52%) C++
16 534 (11.39%) Finance
17 499 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
18 480 (10.24%) Project Management
19 466 (9.94%) Firewall
20 459 (9.79%) Problem-Solving
21 448 (9.56%) Scrum
22 447 (9.54%) JavaScript
23 435 (9.28%) VMware
24 433 (9.24%) Active Directory
25 423 (9.02%) DevOps
26 422 (9.00%) Microsoft Azure
27 420 (8.96%) Cisco
28 410 (8.75%) Test Automation
29 407 (8.68%) SQL Server

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
1 225 (4.80%) SharePoint
2 114 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
3 92 (1.96%) Confluence
4 84 (1.79%) Apache Spark
5 81 (1.73%) MS Exchange
6 46 (0.98%) Apache Pig
7 45 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
8 34 (0.73%) Apache
8 34 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 34 (0.73%) Skype for Business
9 33 (0.70%) OpenStack
10 30 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
11 28 (0.60%) JBoss
12 26 (0.55%) WebLogic
13 22 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
14 21 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 20 (0.43%) IIS
16 19 (0.41%) WebSphere
17 15 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
17 15 (0.32%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 299 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
2 126 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 99 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
4 93 (1.98%) MS Visio
5 57 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 31 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.28%) Simulink
9 9 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.11%) Windchill
11 3 (0.064%) Revit
11 3 (0.064%) Stata
12 2 (0.043%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.021%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.021%) Solid Edge
13 1 (0.021%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.021%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 43 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 14 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 14 (0.30%) SAP ERP
5 12 (0.26%) Primavera
6 8 (0.17%) assyst
6 8 (0.17%) SAP PS
7 7 (0.15%) SAP WM
7 7 (0.15%) Sentinel
8 6 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.13%) SAP PP
8 6 (0.13%) SAP SCM
9 5 (0.11%) SAP CO
9 5 (0.11%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
9 5 (0.11%) SAP MM
9 5 (0.11%) SAP QM
9 5 (0.11%) Teamcenter
10 4 (0.085%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 422 (9.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 362 (7.72%) Amazon AWS
3 181 (3.86%) Office 365
4 87 (1.86%) PaaS
5 66 (1.41%) IaaS
6 35 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
7 34 (0.73%) SaaS
8 33 (0.70%) Serverless
9 32 (0.68%) Amazon S3
10 31 (0.66%) OpenShift
11 29 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
12 21 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
13 20 (0.43%) Boomi
14 19 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
14 19 (0.41%) GitHub
15 18 (0.38%) Slack
16 17 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
17 16 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
18 15 (0.32%) G Suite
19 14 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 466 (9.94%) Firewall
2 260 (5.55%) Network Security
3 198 (4.22%) LAN
4 187 (3.99%) WAN
5 165 (3.52%) TCP/IP
6 105 (2.24%) DNS
7 94 (2.01%) VPN
8 91 (1.94%) Internet
9 79 (1.69%) DHCP
10 78 (1.66%) Intrusion Detection
11 77 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
12 71 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
13 66 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
13 66 (1.41%) HTTP
13 66 (1.41%) SSL
14 61 (1.30%) VLAN
15 60 (1.28%) Wireless
16 59 (1.26%) VoIP
17 49 (1.05%) BGP
18 40 (0.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 407 (8.68%) SQL Server
2 221 (4.72%) Big Data
3 173 (3.69%) Hadoop
4 123 (2.62%) MySQL
5 111 (2.37%) MongoDB
6 87 (1.86%) Relational Database
7 84 (1.79%) Apache Hive
8 83 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
9 76 (1.62%) NoSQL
10 75 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
11 56 (1.19%) Oracle Database
12 52 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 51 (1.09%) Neo4j
14 40 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
14 40 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 37 (0.79%) RDBMS
16 35 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
17 33 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
17 33 (0.70%) Geospatial Data
17 33 (0.70%) GIS
Development Applications
1 261 (5.57%) Git (software)
2 255 (5.44%) JIRA
3 209 (4.46%) Selenium
4 202 (4.31%) Jenkins
5 131 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 122 (2.60%) Visual Studio
7 114 (2.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 110 (2.35%) Cucumber
9 78 (1.66%) Bitbucket
10 77 (1.64%) Maven
11 74 (1.58%) Subversion
12 66 (1.41%) JUnit
13 63 (1.34%) Rational DOORS
14 60 (1.28%) JMeter
15 50 (1.07%) SoapUI
16 49 (1.05%) Eclipse
17 47 (1.00%) Robot Framework
18 46 (0.98%) Vagrant
19 42 (0.90%) LoadRunner
20 39 (0.83%) MSI
General
1 534 (11.39%) Finance
2 183 (3.90%) Telecoms
3 163 (3.48%) Military
4 156 (3.33%) Marketing
5 145 (3.09%) Manufacturing
6 112 (2.39%) Electronics
7 104 (2.22%) Retail
8 97 (2.07%) Law
9 58 (1.24%) Aerospace
10 51 (1.09%) Legal
11 49 (1.05%) Publishing
12 38 (0.81%) Advertising
13 36 (0.77%) Games
14 27 (0.58%) Billing
15 25 (0.53%) Banking
16 19 (0.41%) Local Government
17 17 (0.36%) Back Office
17 17 (0.36%) Financial Institution
18 10 (0.21%) Automotive
19 5 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 602 (12.84%) Developer
2 569 (12.14%) Analyst
3 495 (10.56%) Architect
4 462 (9.86%) Consultant
5 435 (9.28%) Software Engineer
6 215 (4.59%) Network Engineer
7 180 (3.84%) Java Developer
8 166 (3.54%) Project Manager
9 155 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
10 152 (3.24%) Software Developer
11 136 (2.90%) Tester
12 135 (2.88%) Security Consultant
13 131 (2.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 129 (2.75%) Business Analyst
15 121 (2.58%) Java Engineer
16 120 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
17 117 (2.50%) C++ Software Engineer
17 117 (2.50%) Test Engineer
18 115 (2.45%) Support Engineer
19 111 (2.37%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (6.66%) .NET
2 233 (4.97%) HTML
3 224 (4.78%) AngularJS
4 198 (4.22%) Web Services
5 167 (3.56%) XML
6 157 (3.35%) CSS
7 143 (3.05%) Spring
8 138 (2.94%) REST
9 136 (2.90%) .NET Framework
10 135 (2.88%) ASP.NET
11 127 (2.71%) Java EE
12 120 (2.56%) Node.js
13 115 (2.45%) Django
14 109 (2.33%) HTML5
15 97 (2.07%) J2EE
16 80 (1.71%) Hibernate
17 72 (1.54%) React
17 72 (1.54%) SOAP
18 70 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
18 70 (1.49%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 499 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
2 291 (6.21%) Self-Motivation
3 262 (5.59%) Computer Science
4 259 (5.53%) Management Information System
5 189 (4.03%) Data Centre
6 118 (2.52%) Driving Licence
7 113 (2.41%) User Experience
8 65 (1.39%) PKI
9 64 (1.37%) Public Cloud
10 52 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
11 51 (1.09%) Clustering
12 46 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
12 46 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
13 42 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
14 41 (0.87%) CESG
14 41 (0.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 40 (0.85%) Cyberthreat
16 33 (0.70%) Blackberry
16 33 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 32 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,028 (21.93%) Windows
2 760 (16.22%) Linux
3 318 (6.78%) Windows Server
4 242 (5.16%) Unix
5 205 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 182 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 157 (3.35%) Windows 10
7 157 (3.35%) Windows 7
8 120 (2.56%) Android
9 106 (2.26%) Apple iOS
10 78 (1.66%) Mac OS X
11 77 (1.64%) CentOS
12 76 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 30 (0.64%) Ubuntu
14 27 (0.58%) Windows XP
15 25 (0.53%) Solaris
16 20 (0.43%) Windows 8
16 20 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
18 8 (0.17%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,421 (30.32%) Agile Software Development
2 830 (17.71%) ITIL
3 738 (15.75%) Software Engineering
4 575 (12.27%) Cybersecurity
5 480 (10.24%) Project Management
6 459 (9.79%) Problem-Solving
7 448 (9.56%) Scrum
8 423 (9.02%) DevOps
9 410 (8.75%) Test Automation
10 402 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
11 391 (8.34%) Service Delivery
12 380 (8.11%) Information Security
12 380 (8.11%) Service Management
13 372 (7.94%) TDD
14 303 (6.46%) UML
15 293 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
16 288 (6.14%) SDLC
17 277 (5.91%) Mentoring
18 269 (5.74%) Open Source
19 263 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 991 (21.14%) C
2 836 (17.84%) Java
3 650 (13.87%) Python
4 647 (13.80%) SQL
5 540 (11.52%) C#
5 540 (11.52%) C++
6 447 (9.54%) JavaScript
7 286 (6.10%) PowerShell
8 200 (4.27%) Bash Shell
9 125 (2.67%) Ruby
10 103 (2.20%) PHP
11 99 (2.11%) Perl
12 87 (1.86%) PL/SQL
13 61 (1.30%) Shell Script
14 60 (1.28%) T-SQL
15 52 (1.11%) Objective-C
16 48 (1.02%) Embedded C
17 43 (0.92%) ABAP
18 42 (0.90%) Embedded C++
19 40 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2,613 (55.75%) SC Cleared
2 1,127 (24.05%) DV Cleared
3 813 (17.35%) Degree
4 347 (7.40%) Cisco Certification
5 262 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 223 (4.76%) CCNA
7 215 (4.59%) CISSP
8 192 (4.10%) MCSE
9 156 (3.33%) CCNP
10 109 (2.33%) CISM
11 92 (1.96%) SANS
12 89 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
13 80 (1.71%) GIAC
13 80 (1.71%) ISEB
14 76 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
15 71 (1.51%) MCP
16 69 (1.47%) BC Cleared
16 69 (1.47%) SSCP
17 67 (1.43%) DBS Check
18 66 (1.41%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 207 (4.42%) SLA
3 133 (2.84%) QA
4 110 (2.35%) GDPR
5 79 (1.69%) Data Quality
6 67 (1.43%) PCI DSS
7 65 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
8 58 (1.24%) PMO
9 49 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 40 (0.85%) ISO 9001
11 35 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 30 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 23 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 16 (0.34%) JSP 440
15 14 (0.30%) COBIT
15 14 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
15 14 (0.30%) RMADS
16 13 (0.28%) ECSS
16 13 (0.28%) GPG13
17 11 (0.23%) MISRA
System Software
1 433 (9.24%) Active Directory
2 348 (7.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 235 (5.01%) Docker
4 158 (3.37%) Hyper-V
5 119 (2.54%) vSphere
6 68 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
7 63 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
8 46 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
9 45 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
10 39 (0.83%) VMware NSX
11 35 (0.75%) VirtualBox
12 29 (0.62%) Apache Flume
13 28 (0.60%) HDFS
14 25 (0.53%) Firmware
15 24 (0.51%) XenApp
16 22 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
17 17 (0.36%) NFS
17 17 (0.36%) ProxySG
17 17 (0.36%) Samba
18 16 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 219 (4.67%) SCCM
2 166 (3.54%) Puppet
3 124 (2.65%) Ansible
4 123 (2.62%) Kubernetes
5 86 (1.83%) SCOM
6 68 (1.45%) Nagios
7 59 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
8 57 (1.22%) Terraform
9 46 (0.98%) Salt
10 38 (0.81%) Cisco LMS
10 38 (0.81%) Opsview
11 37 (0.79%) vCenter Server
11 37 (0.79%) WSUS
12 34 (0.73%) HP ALM
13 30 (0.64%) Kibana
14 28 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
15 27 (0.58%) vRealize
16 26 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
17 23 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
18 21 (0.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 910 (19.42%) Microsoft
2 435 (9.28%) VMware
3 420 (8.96%) Cisco
4 343 (7.32%) Oracle
5 263 (5.61%) SAP
6 148 (3.16%) Citrix
6 148 (3.16%) Juniper
7 117 (2.50%) HP
8 100 (2.13%) F5
9 92 (1.96%) Red Hat
10 91 (1.94%) Atlassian
11 78 (1.66%) CheckPoint
12 76 (1.62%) McAfee
13 73 (1.56%) IBM
14 72 (1.54%) Dell
15 69 (1.47%) EMC
16 61 (1.30%) Google
17 55 (1.17%) SolarWinds
18 46 (0.98%) Palo Alto
19 45 (0.96%) Cloudera