Period
to 17 July 2019

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 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 112 112
Rank change year-on-year +50 0 -30
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 5,751 4,735 4,711
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.27% 2.88% 2.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.46% 12.07% 11.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3,638 2,911 3,320
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £46,375
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.43% -2.37%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,125
% change year-on-year +10.53% +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 32,940 39,215 41,356
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.47% 23.88% 24.74%
Number of salaries quoted 23,915 29,349 32,299
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,366
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.21% -4.49%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -2.17%

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 July 2019.

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 July 2019. 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 +33 1,727 £52,500 +10.53% 347
South West +10 1,601 £50,000 +11.11% 300
London +83 1,243 £58,000 -0.11% 239
Midlands +47 554 £47,500 -5.00% 104
West Midlands +44 482 £47,500 -9.52% 73
East of England +72 297 £42,500 -15.00% 124
North of England -54 296 £50,000 +17.65% 111
North West -40 192 £48,000 +24.68% 80
Yorkshire -19 91 £50,000 +17.65% 17
East Midlands +14 68 £45,000 +28.57% 31
North East +12 14 £35,000 -36.36% 14
South Coast - 7 £60,000 -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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 3,420 (59.47%) SC Cleared
2 1,761 (30.62%) Agile Software Development
3 1,526 (26.53%) DV Cleared
4 1,151 (20.01%) Linux
5 1,118 (19.44%) Java
6 1,062 (18.47%) Windows
7 922 (16.03%) Degree
8 904 (15.72%) Microsoft
9 881 (15.32%) Python
10 816 (14.19%) Software Engineering
11 813 (14.14%) C
12 793 (13.79%) C++
13 774 (13.46%) ITIL
14 756 (13.15%) Cybersecurity
15 703 (12.22%) SQL
16 701 (12.19%) Analytical Skills
16 701 (12.19%) Problem-Solving
17 647 (11.25%) C#
18 615 (10.69%) JavaScript
19 609 (10.59%) Finance
20 605 (10.52%) DevOps
21 593 (10.31%) Cisco
22 518 (9.01%) Active Directory
23 515 (8.95%) VMware
24 499 (8.68%) Project Management
25 494 (8.59%) Scrum
26 479 (8.33%) Oracle
27 478 (8.31%) Firewall
28 460 (8.00%) Analytics
28 460 (8.00%) 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
1 148 (2.57%) SharePoint
2 117 (2.03%) Apache
3 112 (1.95%) Confluence
4 104 (1.81%) MS Exchange
5 101 (1.76%) Apache Spark
6 68 (1.18%) IIS
7 67 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
8 62 (1.08%) JBoss
9 41 (0.71%) Tomcat
10 31 (0.54%) nginx
10 31 (0.54%) WebLogic
11 26 (0.45%) WebSphere
12 21 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
13 20 (0.35%) Skype for Business
14 19 (0.33%) OpenStack
15 18 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
16 17 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
16 17 (0.30%) Hyperledger
17 14 (0.24%) GeoServer
18 13 (0.23%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 181 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
2 114 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 64 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
4 36 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 32 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 25 (0.43%) Fireworks
7 8 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.12%) Maple
8 7 (0.12%) Simulink
9 6 (0.10%) GNU Octave
10 5 (0.087%) Gephi
11 2 (0.035%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.035%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.035%) RoboHelp
11 2 (0.035%) SPSS
12 1 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.017%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 31 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 12 (0.21%) SAP HR
5 11 (0.19%) SAP HCM
6 10 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
7 8 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.14%) SAP CO
7 8 (0.14%) SAP ERP
7 8 (0.14%) SAP FI
7 8 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
7 8 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 7 (0.12%) SAP BPC
8 7 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
9 6 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.070%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 3 (0.052%) SAP Business ByDesign
11 3 (0.052%) SAP MDM
11 3 (0.052%) SAP Payroll
11 3 (0.052%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 460 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 454 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
3 270 (4.69%) Office 365
4 85 (1.48%) PaaS
5 84 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
6 67 (1.17%) SaaS
7 65 (1.13%) IaaS
8 64 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 60 (1.04%) Serverless
10 59 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
11 56 (0.97%) Azure Stack
12 51 (0.89%) G Suite
13 50 (0.87%) Power Platform
14 45 (0.78%) OpenShift
15 43 (0.75%) Amazon S3
16 39 (0.68%) OneDrive
17 34 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
18 27 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
19 24 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 22 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 478 (8.31%) Firewall
2 263 (4.57%) TCP/IP
3 244 (4.24%) WAN
4 231 (4.02%) Network Security
5 187 (3.25%) LAN
6 184 (3.20%) DNS
7 149 (2.59%) VPN
8 118 (2.05%) Intrusion Detection
9 114 (1.98%) DHCP
10 102 (1.77%) Cisco Nexus
10 102 (1.77%) Wireless
11 87 (1.51%) Cisco ASA
12 80 (1.39%) Internet
13 77 (1.34%) VLAN
14 74 (1.29%) Unified Communications
15 70 (1.22%) MPLS
16 69 (1.20%) VoIP
17 68 (1.18%) BGP
18 67 (1.17%) SAN
19 61 (1.06%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 297 (5.16%) Big Data
3 221 (3.84%) PostgreSQL
4 159 (2.76%) Hadoop
5 147 (2.56%) MongoDB
6 138 (2.40%) MySQL
7 117 (2.03%) Relational Database
8 102 (1.77%) GIS
9 93 (1.62%) Oracle Database
10 50 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 49 (0.85%) Neo4j
12 43 (0.75%) NoSQL
12 43 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 42 (0.73%) Geospatial Data
13 42 (0.73%) Power BI
14 41 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
15 38 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
15 38 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
15 38 (0.66%) RDBMS
16 33 (0.57%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 427 (7.42%) JIRA
2 388 (6.75%) Git (software)
3 290 (5.04%) Jenkins
4 204 (3.55%) Selenium
5 142 (2.47%) LoadRunner
6 140 (2.43%) Cucumber
7 136 (2.36%) Bitbucket
8 135 (2.35%) JMeter
9 116 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 114 (1.98%) Visual Studio
11 91 (1.58%) Maven
12 89 (1.55%) Rational DOORS
13 84 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
14 82 (1.43%) JUnit
15 71 (1.23%) SoapUI
16 62 (1.08%) Subversion
17 58 (1.01%) GitLab
17 58 (1.01%) Vagrant
18 49 (0.85%) Zephyr
19 44 (0.77%) Eclipse
General
1 609 (10.59%) Finance
2 291 (5.06%) Military
3 202 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 200 (3.48%) Electronics
5 199 (3.46%) Aerospace
6 157 (2.73%) Marketing
7 136 (2.36%) Manufacturing
8 132 (2.30%) Law
9 124 (2.16%) Legal
10 114 (1.98%) Retail
11 65 (1.13%) Local Government
12 64 (1.11%) Games
13 48 (0.83%) Advertising
14 40 (0.70%) Banking
15 28 (0.49%) Billing
16 19 (0.33%) Avionics
17 17 (0.30%) Automotive
18 15 (0.26%) Back Office
19 7 (0.12%) Financial Institution
20 5 (0.087%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 884 (15.37%) Developer
2 671 (11.67%) Analyst
3 560 (9.74%) Architect
4 434 (7.55%) Consultant
5 427 (7.42%) Software Engineer
6 273 (4.75%) Java Developer
7 263 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 237 (4.12%) Network Engineer
9 229 (3.98%) Solutions Architect
10 205 (3.56%) Project Manager
11 183 (3.18%) Software Developer
12 163 (2.83%) Systems Engineer
13 159 (2.76%) Support Engineer
14 154 (2.68%) Business Analyst
15 153 (2.66%) Security Architect
16 145 (2.52%) Test Analyst
17 134 (2.33%) Test Engineer
18 132 (2.30%) C# Developer
19 124 (2.16%) Tester
20 123 (2.14%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 341 (5.93%) .NET
2 280 (4.87%) HTML
3 268 (4.66%) Spring
4 248 (4.31%) Web Services
5 232 (4.03%) AngularJS
6 206 (3.58%) CSS
7 162 (2.82%) ASP.NET
8 161 (2.80%) Node.js
9 150 (2.61%) React
10 148 (2.57%) SOAP
10 148 (2.57%) XML
11 113 (1.96%) Hibernate
11 113 (1.96%) REST
12 105 (1.83%) jQuery
13 104 (1.81%) HTML5
13 104 (1.81%) JSON
14 94 (1.63%) RESTful
14 94 (1.63%) Vue.js
15 85 (1.48%) Java EE
16 77 (1.34%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 701 (12.19%) Analytical Skills
2 318 (5.53%) Management Information System
3 287 (4.99%) Self-Motivation
4 195 (3.39%) Data Centre
5 145 (2.52%) Algorithms
6 141 (2.45%) Cyberthreat
7 130 (2.26%) Driving Licence
8 129 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
9 116 (2.02%) Public Cloud
10 85 (1.48%) CESG
11 82 (1.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 81 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
12 81 (1.41%) User Experience
13 80 (1.39%) VHDL
14 62 (1.08%) Cyberattack
15 56 (0.97%) PKI
16 53 (0.92%) e-Learning
17 45 (0.78%) Clustering
18 41 (0.71%) Replication
19 38 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,151 (20.01%) Linux
2 1,062 (18.47%) Windows
3 397 (6.90%) Windows Server
4 318 (5.53%) Unix
5 224 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 185 (3.22%) Windows 10
7 166 (2.89%) Android
8 164 (2.85%) CentOS
9 147 (2.56%) Windows 7
10 134 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 100 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 91 (1.58%) Ubuntu
13 84 (1.46%) Apple iOS
14 46 (0.80%) Debian
15 45 (0.78%) Mac OS
16 34 (0.59%) Windows 8
17 33 (0.57%) Solaris
18 27 (0.47%) Mac OS X
19 23 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
20 21 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,761 (30.62%) Agile Software Development
2 816 (14.19%) Software Engineering
3 774 (13.46%) ITIL
4 756 (13.15%) Cybersecurity
5 701 (12.19%) Problem-Solving
6 605 (10.52%) DevOps
7 499 (8.68%) Project Management
8 494 (8.59%) Scrum
9 460 (8.00%) Analytics
10 398 (6.92%) Test Automation
11 392 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
12 387 (6.73%) Information Security
13 360 (6.26%) Mentoring
14 357 (6.21%) TDD
15 356 (6.19%) Open Source
16 335 (5.83%) SDLC
17 327 (5.69%) Service Delivery
18 310 (5.39%) PRINCE2
19 309 (5.37%) Computer Science
20 301 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,118 (19.44%) Java
2 881 (15.32%) Python
3 813 (14.14%) C
4 793 (13.79%) C++
5 703 (12.22%) SQL
6 647 (11.25%) C#
7 615 (10.69%) JavaScript
8 380 (6.61%) PowerShell
9 218 (3.79%) Bash Shell
10 158 (2.75%) Ruby
11 113 (1.96%) Shell Script
12 101 (1.76%) PL/SQL
13 94 (1.63%) Go
14 86 (1.50%) Scala
15 70 (1.22%) Java 8
16 61 (1.06%) T-SQL
17 60 (1.04%) PHP
18 57 (0.99%) R
19 49 (0.85%) MATLAB
20 48 (0.83%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 3,420 (59.47%) SC Cleared
2 1,526 (26.53%) DV Cleared
3 922 (16.03%) Degree
4 336 (5.84%) Cisco Certification
5 216 (3.76%) CCNA
6 186 (3.23%) CCNP
7 180 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 173 (3.01%) CISSP
9 115 (2.00%) ISTQB
10 111 (1.93%) MCSE
11 108 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
12 97 (1.69%) CESG Certified Professional
13 95 (1.65%) CISM
14 86 (1.50%) APMP
15 73 (1.27%) MCSA
16 71 (1.23%) MCP
17 69 (1.20%) CREST Certified
18 60 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
19 59 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 57 (0.99%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 239 (4.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 216 (3.76%) SLA
3 163 (2.83%) QA
4 145 (2.52%) GDPR
5 104 (1.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 91 (1.58%) JSP 440
7 85 (1.48%) PMO
8 82 (1.43%) Data Quality
9 73 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
10 63 (1.10%) PCI DSS
11 59 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 55 (0.96%) NIST
13 49 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 49 (0.85%) HMG Infosec
13 49 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 49 (0.85%) NCSC
14 43 (0.75%) ISO 22301
15 36 (0.63%) ISO 9001
16 25 (0.43%) IEC 61508
17 22 (0.38%) RMADS
System Software
1 518 (9.01%) Active Directory
2 385 (6.69%) Docker
3 343 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 249 (4.33%) Hyper-V
5 107 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
6 97 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 82 (1.43%) XenApp
8 77 (1.34%) vSphere
9 55 (0.96%) XenDesktop
10 54 (0.94%) Firmware
11 48 (0.83%) KVM
11 48 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
12 43 (0.75%) VMware NSX
13 38 (0.66%) VirtualBox
14 37 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
15 29 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
16 23 (0.40%) vCloud
17 17 (0.30%) BitLocker
18 16 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
19 15 (0.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 312 (5.43%) SCCM
2 288 (5.01%) Ansible
3 200 (3.48%) Puppet
4 155 (2.70%) Kubernetes
5 143 (2.49%) SCOM
6 112 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
7 100 (1.74%) Terraform
8 84 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
9 63 (1.10%) SCVMM
10 57 (0.99%) SCOrch
11 52 (0.90%) HP ALM
11 52 (0.90%) Nagios
11 52 (0.90%) vCenter Server
12 48 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 40 (0.70%) vRealize
14 37 (0.64%) SELinux
15 31 (0.54%) WSUS
16 29 (0.50%) Data Guard
17 28 (0.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
18 27 (0.47%) Packer
Vendors
1 904 (15.72%) Microsoft
2 593 (10.31%) Cisco
3 515 (8.95%) VMware
4 479 (8.33%) Oracle
5 265 (4.61%) HP
6 233 (4.05%) SAP
7 204 (3.55%) Juniper
8 175 (3.04%) Red Hat
9 144 (2.50%) Citrix
10 122 (2.12%) F5
11 119 (2.07%) Google
12 112 (1.95%) IBM
13 96 (1.67%) Palo Alto
14 95 (1.65%) CheckPoint
15 92 (1.60%) Atlassian
16 76 (1.32%) Aruba
17 72 (1.25%) Splunk
18 54 (0.94%) Fortinet
19 47 (0.82%) Dell
20 46 (0.80%) SolarWinds