Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > London
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 235 261 210
Rank change year-on-year +26 -51 -7
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,057 962 1,312
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.54% 1.30% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.84% 5.70% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 726 679 905
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £34,100 £29,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £87,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% -

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 15,443 16,883 18,911
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.57% 22.78% 24.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11,447 12,530 15,872
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,475 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in London

Security Cleared
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Cleared in London.

Salary trend for Security Cleared in London

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in London over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in London

Security Cleared
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the London region over the 6 months to 24 September 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
Central London -40 115 £55,500 +27.59% 63
South London +49 78 £65,000 +4.00% 32
West London +26 60 £56,500 +6.10% 39
East London -12 6 £56,250 +212.50% 9
North London -1 2 £60,400 +85.85% 4
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 London region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 605 (57.24%) SC Cleared
2 422 (39.92%) Agile Software Development
3 258 (24.41%) DV Cleared
4 219 (20.72%) Java
5 192 (18.16%) C
6 190 (17.98%) Cybersecurity
7 186 (17.60%) Degree
8 167 (15.80%) Software Engineering
9 164 (15.52%) Windows
10 157 (14.85%) SQL
11 154 (14.57%) Linux
11 154 (14.57%) Analytical Skills
12 148 (14.00%) DevOps
13 142 (13.43%) Scrum
14 134 (12.68%) Python
15 124 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
16 121 (11.45%) Finance
17 120 (11.35%) JavaScript
18 119 (11.26%) Stakeholder Management
19 118 (11.16%) Oracle
19 118 (11.16%) Firewall
20 117 (11.07%) Analytics
21 115 (10.88%) Project Management
22 114 (10.79%) Microsoft
23 113 (10.69%) Amazon AWS
24 105 (9.93%) C#
25 101 (9.56%) Information Security
26 100 (9.46%) Test Automation
27 98 (9.27%) Open Source
28 95 (8.99%) Web Services

Security Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 35 (3.31%) Apache Spark
2 34 (3.22%) SharePoint
3 33 (3.12%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (1.42%) Confluence
5 14 (1.32%) IIS
6 13 (1.23%) Apache Pig
6 13 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (1.04%) Apache
8 11 (1.04%) Skype for Business
9 9 (0.85%) NetWeaver
9 9 (0.85%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.66%) GlassFish
10 7 (0.66%) JBoss
11 6 (0.57%) Moodle
12 5 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.47%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.38%) Mule
14 3 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.28%) Revit
6 3 (0.28%) Stata
7 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.095%) Simulink
8 1 (0.095%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.19%) Actimize
6 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.19%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 113 (10.69%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (3.31%) PaaS
4 31 (2.93%) Office 365
5 23 (2.18%) Dynamics 365
6 20 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (1.23%) IaaS
8 12 (1.14%) GitHub
9 11 (1.04%) G Suite
9 11 (1.04%) Slack
10 10 (0.95%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.95%) SaaS
11 9 (0.85%) Azure Data Factory
12 8 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
12 8 (0.76%) Amazon SageMaker
13 7 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
14 5 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 118 (11.16%) Firewall
2 49 (4.64%) TCP/IP
3 27 (2.55%) WAN
4 24 (2.27%) DNS
5 20 (1.89%) HTTP
5 20 (1.89%) LAN
6 16 (1.51%) DHCP
6 16 (1.51%) Network Security
7 15 (1.42%) VPN
8 14 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (1.14%) SSL
10 11 (1.04%) VoIP
11 10 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (0.85%) Ethernet
13 8 (0.76%) Internet
14 7 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (0.66%) SNMP
15 6 (0.57%) FCoE
15 6 (0.57%) Skype
16 5 (0.47%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (8.23%) SQL Server
2 68 (6.43%) Big Data
3 66 (6.24%) Hadoop
4 34 (3.22%) Relational Database
5 32 (3.03%) NoSQL
6 27 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (2.46%) Apache Hive
7 26 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (2.37%) Oracle Database
9 22 (2.08%) MySQL
9 22 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (1.89%) MongoDB
10 20 (1.89%) Neo4j
11 19 (1.80%) GIS
12 18 (1.70%) BusinessObjects
13 17 (1.61%) SAP BW
13 17 (1.61%) SAP HANA
13 17 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (1.51%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
15 15 (1.42%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 76 (7.19%) Selenium
2 72 (6.81%) JIRA
3 65 (6.15%) Jenkins
4 53 (5.01%) Git (software)
5 43 (4.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 30 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (2.65%) Cucumber
8 27 (2.55%) JMeter
9 19 (1.80%) WebDriver
10 17 (1.61%) LoadRunner
10 17 (1.61%) Visual Studio
11 16 (1.51%) JUnit
12 15 (1.42%) SoapUI
13 14 (1.32%) Bitbucket
13 14 (1.32%) Vagrant
14 11 (1.04%) CodeSonar
14 11 (1.04%) git-flow
14 11 (1.04%) Robot Framework
15 10 (0.95%) Axure RP
15 10 (0.95%) Maven
General
1 121 (11.45%) Finance
2 31 (2.93%) Marketing
3 30 (2.84%) Advertising
4 22 (2.08%) Retail
5 21 (1.99%) Banking
5 21 (1.99%) Financial Institution
6 19 (1.80%) Military
7 18 (1.70%) Law
8 16 (1.51%) Games
9 15 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.32%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.85%) Electronics
12 8 (0.76%) Legal
13 6 (0.57%) Billing
14 5 (0.47%) Back Office
15 4 (0.38%) French Language
15 4 (0.38%) German Language
15 4 (0.38%) Italian Language
16 3 (0.28%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.19%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 158 (14.95%) Architect
2 155 (14.66%) Developer
3 148 (14.00%) Consultant
4 128 (12.11%) Analyst
5 73 (6.91%) Tester
6 65 (6.15%) Java Developer
7 57 (5.39%) Software Engineer
8 52 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
9 46 (4.35%) Security Consultant
10 39 (3.69%) Penetration Tester
10 39 (3.69%) Project Manager
11 38 (3.60%) Business Analyst
11 38 (3.60%) Security Architect
12 28 (2.65%) Security Analyst
13 27 (2.55%) Software Developer
14 26 (2.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 24 (2.27%) Network Engineer
16 21 (1.99%) .NET Developer
16 21 (1.99%) Lead Developer
16 21 (1.99%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (8.99%) Web Services
2 65 (6.15%) .NET
3 54 (5.11%) Spring
4 50 (4.73%) HTML
5 46 (4.35%) CSS
6 40 (3.78%) Java EE
7 39 (3.69%) .NET Framework
7 39 (3.69%) XML
8 33 (3.12%) REST
9 32 (3.03%) ASP.NET
10 30 (2.84%) Node.js
11 28 (2.65%) Middleware
12 26 (2.46%) CSS3
12 26 (2.46%) Hibernate
12 26 (2.46%) HTML5
13 25 (2.37%) AngularJS
14 22 (2.08%) Apache Camel
14 22 (2.08%) J2EE
15 19 (1.80%) jQuery
15 19 (1.80%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 154 (14.57%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (5.39%) Computer Science
3 46 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 44 (4.16%) User Experience
5 29 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (2.08%) Driving Licence
7 19 (1.80%) PKI
8 17 (1.61%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 17 (1.61%) Data Centre
8 17 (1.61%) Smartphone
9 14 (1.32%) Social Media
10 13 (1.23%) Cyberattack
11 12 (1.14%) Fintech
12 11 (1.04%) CMDB
12 11 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
12 11 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
13 10 (0.95%) Public Cloud
13 10 (0.95%) Replication
14 8 (0.76%) Cybercrime
14 8 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 164 (15.52%) Windows
2 154 (14.57%) Linux
3 44 (4.16%) Unix
4 34 (3.22%) Windows Server
5 27 (2.55%) Android
5 27 (2.55%) Windows 10
6 26 (2.46%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.04%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.95%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.85%) Solaris
13 7 (0.66%) CentOS
14 6 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.38%) SUSE
16 3 (0.28%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.19%) Fedora
18 1 (0.095%) CoreOS
18 1 (0.095%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 422 (39.92%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (17.98%) Cybersecurity
3 167 (15.80%) Software Engineering
4 148 (14.00%) DevOps
5 142 (13.43%) Scrum
6 124 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
7 119 (11.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 117 (11.07%) Analytics
9 115 (10.88%) Project Management
10 101 (9.56%) Information Security
11 100 (9.46%) Test Automation
12 98 (9.27%) Open Source
13 86 (8.14%) ITIL
14 83 (7.85%) Mentoring
15 80 (7.57%) TDD
16 77 (7.28%) Penetration Testing
17 72 (6.81%) Continuous Integration
18 68 (6.43%) User Stories
19 65 (6.15%) Vulnerability Management
20 64 (6.05%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 219 (20.72%) Java
2 192 (18.16%) C
3 157 (14.85%) SQL
4 134 (12.68%) Python
5 120 (11.35%) JavaScript
6 105 (9.93%) C#
7 52 (4.92%) C++
8 48 (4.54%) Bash Shell
9 47 (4.45%) Ruby
10 32 (3.03%) PowerShell
11 30 (2.84%) PHP
12 29 (2.74%) PL/SQL
13 20 (1.89%) Objective-C
13 20 (1.89%) Perl
13 20 (1.89%) Scala
14 13 (1.23%) Java 8
15 11 (1.04%) Groovy
16 10 (0.95%) R
17 8 (0.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 8 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 605 (57.24%) SC Cleared
2 258 (24.41%) DV Cleared
3 186 (17.60%) Degree
4 60 (5.68%) CISSP
5 59 (5.58%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (4.35%) CCNA
7 40 (3.78%) SANS
8 38 (3.60%) CREST Certified
9 34 (3.22%) Computer Science Degree
10 31 (2.93%) CISM
11 28 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
12 27 (2.55%) CCNP
13 26 (2.46%) GIAC
13 26 (2.46%) MCSE
14 20 (1.89%) Linux+ Certification
14 20 (1.89%) Network+ Certification
14 20 (1.89%) SSCP
15 19 (1.80%) ISEB
16 18 (1.70%) CompTIA Security+
16 18 (1.70%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (3.03%) Data Quality
2 32 (3.03%) GDPR
3 28 (2.65%) QA
4 17 (1.61%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.14%) JSP 440
6 11 (1.04%) PMO
7 6 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.47%) COBIT
8 5 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.28%) GxP
10 3 (0.28%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.28%) SLA
11 2 (0.19%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.19%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.095%) PSD2
System Software
1 77 (7.28%) Docker
2 50 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (3.50%) Active Directory
4 27 (2.55%) Hyper-V
5 21 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (1.51%) VirtualBox
6 16 (1.51%) vSphere
7 11 (1.04%) VMware NSX
8 9 (0.85%) ProxySG
9 8 (0.76%) Apache Flume
9 8 (0.76%) HDFS
10 6 (0.57%) NFS
10 6 (0.57%) Samba
11 5 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (0.47%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (0.47%) XenApp
12 3 (0.28%) Xen
13 1 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 52 (4.92%) Puppet
2 50 (4.73%) Ansible
3 45 (4.26%) Kubernetes
4 41 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (3.50%) Terraform
6 16 (1.51%) Docker Swarm
6 16 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (1.04%) Salt
8 9 (0.85%) Nagios
8 9 (0.85%) SCOM
8 9 (0.85%) vCenter Server
9 7 (0.66%) Packer
10 6 (0.57%) SCCM
11 5 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 5 (0.47%) MOM
11 5 (0.47%) WSUS
12 4 (0.38%) Kibana
13 3 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
14 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
14 2 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 118 (11.16%) Oracle
2 114 (10.79%) Microsoft
3 71 (6.72%) VMware
4 49 (4.64%) Cisco
5 42 (3.97%) SAP
6 36 (3.41%) Google
7 26 (2.46%) Dell
7 26 (2.46%) HP
7 26 (2.46%) IBM
8 25 (2.37%) F5
9 24 (2.27%) Cloudera
10 21 (1.99%) Citrix
11 18 (1.70%) Red Hat
12 16 (1.51%) Juniper
13 15 (1.42%) CheckPoint
13 15 (1.42%) Hortonworks
14 14 (1.32%) SolarWinds
14 14 (1.32%) Tableau
15 13 (1.23%) Blue Coat
15 13 (1.23%) Talend