Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 130 82
Rank change year-on-year +34 -48 +20
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4,639 4,316 5,882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.15% 2.58% 3.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.13% 10.77% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2,835 2,852 4,136
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% - +2.22%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £74,725 £75,000
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 35,321 40,089 45,524
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.96% 23.94% 26.05%
Number of salaries quoted 26,064 31,081 36,585
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +15 1,254 £48,000 +1.05% 302
South West +6 1,211 £46,625 +6.57% 265
London +62 1,105 £60,000 +9.09% 270
Midlands +33 491 £45,000 -18.18% 98
West Midlands +41 408 £46,000 -16.36% 85
North of England -14 322 £45,000 +5.88% 88
East of England +13 260 £60,000 +33.33% 102
North West -22 172 £45,000 - 52
Yorkshire +48 131 £45,000 +12.50% 22
East Midlands -21 80 £36,500 -30.48% 12
North East -38 26 £45,014 -10.85% 14
South Coast -1 1 £60,000 -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2,848 (61.39%) SC Cleared
2 1,466 (31.60%) Agile Software Development
3 1,109 (23.91%) DV Cleared
4 942 (20.31%) Microsoft
5 917 (19.77%) Windows
6 818 (17.63%) Java
7 778 (16.77%) ITIL
8 753 (16.23%) C
9 709 (15.28%) Linux
10 629 (13.56%) Degree
11 604 (13.02%) Software Engineering
12 569 (12.27%) Python
13 556 (11.99%) SQL
14 537 (11.58%) C#
15 516 (11.12%) C++
16 515 (11.10%) Analytical Skills
17 512 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
18 489 (10.54%) Cybersecurity
19 476 (10.26%) Finance
20 471 (10.15%) Project Management
21 467 (10.07%) VMware
21 467 (10.07%) JavaScript
22 457 (9.85%) Microsoft Azure
23 455 (9.81%) DevOps
24 444 (9.57%) Scrum
25 434 (9.36%) Firewall
26 418 (9.01%) Active Directory
27 412 (8.88%) Test Automation
28 401 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
29 384 (8.28%) 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
1 213 (4.59%) SharePoint
2 107 (2.31%) MS Exchange
3 97 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
4 80 (1.72%) Apache
5 71 (1.53%) Confluence
6 59 (1.27%) Apache Spark
7 57 (1.23%) IIS
8 54 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 53 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
10 40 (0.86%) Skype for Business
10 40 (0.86%) Tomcat
11 36 (0.78%) Apache Pig
12 33 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
13 25 (0.54%) JBoss
14 24 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 24 (0.52%) OpenStack
15 23 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
16 18 (0.39%) WebSphere
17 17 (0.37%) WebLogic
18 14 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 318 (6.85%) Microsoft Office
2 138 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 123 (2.65%) Microsoft Project
4 84 (1.81%) MS Visio
5 77 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 14 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.15%) Acrobat
9 6 (0.13%) Windchill
10 3 (0.065%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.065%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.043%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.043%) Maple
12 1 (0.022%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.022%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.022%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.022%) Revit
12 1 (0.022%) Simulink
12 1 (0.022%) Solid Edge
12 1 (0.022%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 67 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 23 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
5 15 (0.32%) SAP CO
5 15 (0.32%) SAP FI
5 15 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
6 9 (0.19%) SAP HR
7 8 (0.17%) Primavera
7 8 (0.17%) SAP Payroll
8 7 (0.15%) SAP BPC
9 6 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
10 5 (0.11%) SAP PSCD
11 4 (0.086%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (0.086%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.086%) SAP GRC
11 4 (0.086%) Sentinel
12 3 (0.065%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 457 (9.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 401 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
3 188 (4.05%) Office 365
4 67 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
5 46 (0.99%) GitHub
6 44 (0.95%) PaaS
6 44 (0.95%) SaaS
7 43 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
8 41 (0.88%) Amazon S3
9 36 (0.78%) Serverless
10 33 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
10 33 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
10 33 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
11 30 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
11 30 (0.65%) IaaS
12 29 (0.63%) G Suite
13 28 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
14 27 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
15 25 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
16 20 (0.43%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 434 (9.36%) Firewall
2 223 (4.81%) Network Security
3 210 (4.53%) LAN
4 182 (3.92%) TCP/IP
5 174 (3.75%) WAN
6 124 (2.67%) DNS
7 112 (2.41%) Internet
8 98 (2.11%) VPN
8 98 (2.11%) Wireless
9 88 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
10 82 (1.77%) HTTP
11 73 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 71 (1.53%) DHCP
13 68 (1.47%) VLAN
14 67 (1.44%) Intrusion Detection
15 58 (1.25%) BGP
15 58 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
16 51 (1.10%) SSL
16 51 (1.10%) VoIP
17 49 (1.06%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 384 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 250 (5.39%) Big Data
3 175 (3.77%) Hadoop
4 110 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
5 103 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 102 (2.20%) MongoDB
7 78 (1.68%) MySQL
7 78 (1.68%) NoSQL
8 75 (1.62%) Apache Hive
9 63 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
10 55 (1.19%) RDBMS
11 53 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 51 (1.10%) GIS
12 51 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 49 (1.06%) Oracle Database
14 46 (0.99%) Neo4j
15 45 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
16 41 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
17 37 (0.80%) SAP BW
17 37 (0.80%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 282 (6.08%) JIRA
2 228 (4.91%) Selenium
3 214 (4.61%) Git (software)
4 192 (4.14%) Jenkins
5 115 (2.48%) Cucumber
6 108 (2.33%) Maven
7 103 (2.22%) Subversion
7 103 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 76 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 76 (1.64%) LoadRunner
9 75 (1.62%) Visual Studio
10 71 (1.53%) Bitbucket
11 64 (1.38%) JMeter
12 62 (1.34%) JUnit
13 53 (1.14%) MSI
14 52 (1.12%) WebDriver
15 51 (1.10%) SoapUI
16 46 (0.99%) Eclipse
17 42 (0.91%) Vagrant
18 40 (0.86%) GitLab
General
1 476 (10.26%) Finance
2 177 (3.82%) Telecoms
3 129 (2.78%) Marketing
4 120 (2.59%) Manufacturing
5 112 (2.41%) Electronics
6 107 (2.31%) Military
7 95 (2.05%) Retail
8 87 (1.88%) Law
9 61 (1.31%) Aerospace
10 56 (1.21%) Legal
11 54 (1.16%) Advertising
12 40 (0.86%) Banking
13 39 (0.84%) Games
14 37 (0.80%) Local Government
15 32 (0.69%) Financial Institution
16 22 (0.47%) Billing
17 12 (0.26%) Back Office
18 11 (0.24%) Publishing
19 6 (0.13%) Automotive
19 6 (0.13%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 620 (13.36%) Developer
2 584 (12.59%) Analyst
3 561 (12.09%) Architect
4 375 (8.08%) Consultant
5 313 (6.75%) Software Engineer
6 211 (4.55%) Network Engineer
7 204 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
8 183 (3.94%) Project Manager
9 179 (3.86%) Java Developer
10 173 (3.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 152 (3.28%) Tester
12 121 (2.61%) Business Analyst
12 121 (2.61%) C++ Software Engineer
13 118 (2.54%) Support Engineer
13 118 (2.54%) Systems Engineer
14 109 (2.35%) Test Engineer
15 104 (2.24%) Service Analyst
16 100 (2.16%) Security Consultant
17 99 (2.13%) Software Developer
18 96 (2.07%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (6.96%) .NET
2 254 (5.48%) HTML
3 212 (4.57%) Web Services
4 208 (4.48%) Spring
5 190 (4.10%) AngularJS
5 190 (4.10%) CSS
6 186 (4.01%) ASP.NET
7 166 (3.58%) XML
8 143 (3.08%) REST
9 125 (2.69%) Node.js
10 123 (2.65%) .NET Framework
11 111 (2.39%) Hibernate
12 110 (2.37%) Java EE
13 90 (1.94%) SOAP
14 87 (1.88%) Middleware
15 85 (1.83%) JSON
16 76 (1.64%) HTML5
17 75 (1.62%) RESTful
18 70 (1.51%) React
19 68 (1.47%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 515 (11.10%) Analytical Skills
2 236 (5.09%) Management Information System
2 236 (5.09%) Self-Motivation
3 140 (3.02%) Data Centre
4 104 (2.24%) Driving Licence
5 93 (2.00%) User Experience
6 63 (1.36%) PKI
7 56 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
8 49 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
9 42 (0.91%) Client/Server
10 40 (0.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 40 (0.86%) PMI
11 38 (0.82%) Reference Data
12 35 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
12 35 (0.75%) Public Cloud
13 34 (0.73%) CESG
14 33 (0.71%) Clustering
15 32 (0.69%) Social Media
16 30 (0.65%) Blackberry
17 29 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 917 (19.77%) Windows
2 709 (15.28%) Linux
3 285 (6.14%) Windows Server
4 169 (3.64%) Unix
5 168 (3.62%) Windows 7
6 167 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 149 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 141 (3.04%) Android
9 136 (2.93%) Windows 10
10 128 (2.76%) Apple iOS
11 95 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 60 (1.29%) CentOS
13 40 (0.86%) Mac OS X
14 39 (0.84%) Windows 8
15 32 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
15 32 (0.69%) Windows XP
16 31 (0.67%) Ubuntu
17 26 (0.56%) Solaris
18 18 (0.39%) SUSE
19 16 (0.34%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,466 (31.60%) Agile Software Development
2 778 (16.77%) ITIL
3 604 (13.02%) Software Engineering
4 512 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
5 489 (10.54%) Cybersecurity
6 471 (10.15%) Project Management
7 455 (9.81%) DevOps
8 444 (9.57%) Scrum
9 412 (8.88%) Test Automation
10 369 (7.95%) TDD
11 358 (7.72%) Service Delivery
12 325 (7.01%) Information Security
12 325 (7.01%) Service Management
13 322 (6.94%) UML
14 310 (6.68%) Continuous Integration
15 276 (5.95%) Systems Engineering
16 270 (5.82%) Stakeholder Management
17 267 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
18 262 (5.65%) Waterfall
19 251 (5.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 818 (17.63%) Java
2 753 (16.23%) C
3 569 (12.27%) Python
4 556 (11.99%) SQL
5 537 (11.58%) C#
6 516 (11.12%) C++
7 467 (10.07%) JavaScript
8 278 (5.99%) PowerShell
9 193 (4.16%) Bash Shell
10 102 (2.20%) PL/SQL
11 95 (2.05%) Ruby
12 73 (1.57%) PHP
13 63 (1.36%) Objective-C
14 62 (1.34%) Java 8
15 59 (1.27%) T-SQL
16 54 (1.16%) Shell Script
17 51 (1.10%) Scala
18 49 (1.06%) ABAP
19 45 (0.97%) Perl
20 42 (0.91%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2,848 (61.39%) SC Cleared
2 1,109 (23.91%) DV Cleared
3 629 (13.56%) Degree
4 283 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
5 215 (4.63%) CISSP
6 204 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 185 (3.99%) CCNA
8 156 (3.36%) MCSE
9 139 (3.00%) CCNP
10 90 (1.94%) CISM
11 87 (1.88%) SANS
12 83 (1.79%) GIAC
13 80 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
14 78 (1.68%) ISEB
15 70 (1.51%) Network+ Certification
16 68 (1.47%) CREST Certified
16 68 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
17 66 (1.42%) SSCP
18 62 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
19 60 (1.29%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (4.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 189 (4.07%) SLA
3 161 (3.47%) GDPR
4 109 (2.35%) QA
5 100 (2.16%) Data Quality
6 77 (1.66%) PCI DSS
7 50 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
8 47 (1.01%) PMO
9 37 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 34 (0.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 27 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 22 (0.47%) JSP 440
13 20 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 16 (0.34%) RMADS
15 14 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 15288
16 13 (0.28%) DO-178B
17 12 (0.26%) GPG13
17 12 (0.26%) ISO 9001
17 12 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 10 (0.22%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 418 (9.01%) Active Directory
2 345 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 249 (5.37%) Docker
4 108 (2.33%) Hyper-V
5 98 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
6 95 (2.05%) vSphere
7 71 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
8 65 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
9 53 (1.14%) VMware NSX
10 43 (0.93%) VirtualBox
11 39 (0.84%) Firmware
12 31 (0.67%) NFS
12 31 (0.67%) XenApp
13 29 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
14 27 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
15 26 (0.56%) Samba
16 23 (0.50%) XenDesktop
17 20 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 17 (0.37%) Xen
19 11 (0.24%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 199 (4.29%) SCCM
2 170 (3.66%) Ansible
3 160 (3.45%) Puppet
4 159 (3.43%) Kubernetes
5 74 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
6 71 (1.53%) Nagios
7 68 (1.47%) Terraform
8 65 (1.40%) SCOM
9 57 (1.23%) vCenter Server
10 53 (1.14%) vRealize
11 45 (0.97%) Salt
12 44 (0.95%) HP ALM
13 42 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
14 40 (0.86%) WSUS
15 26 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
16 24 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
17 21 (0.45%) Nessus
18 16 (0.34%) Opsview
18 16 (0.34%) Packer
18 16 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 942 (20.31%) Microsoft
2 467 (10.07%) VMware
3 364 (7.85%) Cisco
4 337 (7.26%) Oracle
5 238 (5.13%) SAP
6 145 (3.13%) Juniper
7 137 (2.95%) Citrix
8 136 (2.93%) HP
9 110 (2.37%) F5
10 97 (2.09%) Red Hat
11 94 (2.03%) CheckPoint
12 80 (1.72%) SolarWinds
13 77 (1.66%) Atlassian
14 76 (1.64%) EMC
14 76 (1.64%) Google
15 55 (1.19%) Dell
16 50 (1.08%) Remedy
17 48 (1.03%) Fortinet
18 47 (1.01%) Palo Alto
19 42 (0.91%) NetApp