Period
to 24 February 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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > London
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 255 256 237
Rank change year-on-year +1 -19 -56
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 909 925 1,288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.31% 1.32% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.80% 5.52% 5.78%
Number of salaries quoted 613 667 1,015
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.51% +5.31%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £37,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 15,682 16,755 22,299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.53% 23.98% 25.95%
Number of salaries quoted 12,361 13,597 18,355
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 February 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 February 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 -24 127 £50,000 -9.09% 31
West London -13 84 £54,000 +20.00% 25
South London +11 48 £40,000 -12.09% 30
East London -1 24 £65,000 +154.90% 8
North London +5 20 £55,000 +57.14% 1
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 507 (55.78%) SC Cleared
2 376 (41.36%) Agile Software Development
3 233 (25.63%) Java
4 187 (20.57%) Linux
4 187 (20.57%) Finance
5 168 (18.48%) Windows
6 151 (16.61%) Degree
7 148 (16.28%) Python
8 142 (15.62%) DV Cleared
9 139 (15.29%) C
10 134 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
11 131 (14.41%) SQL
12 129 (14.19%) JavaScript
13 127 (13.97%) Scrum
14 125 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
15 124 (13.64%) DevOps
16 123 (13.53%) TDD
17 122 (13.42%) Test Automation
18 121 (13.31%) ITIL
19 120 (13.20%) Software Engineering
20 113 (12.43%) Cybersecurity
21 112 (12.32%) Amazon AWS
22 109 (11.99%) Open Source
23 107 (11.77%) Jenkins
24 94 (10.34%) Git (software)
25 93 (10.23%) Microsoft
26 90 (9.90%) Docker
27 86 (9.46%) Ruby
28 82 (9.02%) C#
29 81 (8.91%) Selenium

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 46 (5.06%) Apache Spark
2 40 (4.40%) Elasticsearch
3 32 (3.52%) Apache Solr
4 23 (2.53%) Apache
5 21 (2.31%) Tomcat
6 19 (2.09%) Confluence
7 16 (1.76%) SharePoint
8 15 (1.65%) SAS
9 13 (1.43%) Skype for Business
10 10 (1.10%) WebSphere
10 10 (1.10%) WebSphere Portal
11 9 (0.99%) IIS
12 7 (0.77%) JBoss
12 7 (0.77%) nginx
13 5 (0.55%) CMS
13 5 (0.55%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.33%) Documentum
15 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
15 2 (0.22%) NetWeaver
15 2 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.77%) GIMP
4 7 (0.77%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.44%) SPSS
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.22%) FrameMaker
7 2 (0.22%) InDesign
7 2 (0.22%) Mathcad
7 2 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 23 (2.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 17 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
4 8 (0.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.22%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.22%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.22%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.22%) SAP FSCM
6 2 (0.22%) SAP InfiniteInsight
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.11%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 112 (12.32%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (7.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (2.64%) PaaS
4 19 (2.09%) IaaS
5 18 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (1.87%) Office 365
6 17 (1.87%) SaaS
7 10 (1.10%) Slack
8 9 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.77%) npm
10 5 (0.55%) Serverless
11 4 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.44%) Datadog
11 4 (0.44%) GitHub
11 4 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.33%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.33%) BrowserStack
12 3 (0.33%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 68 (7.48%) Firewall
2 60 (6.60%) TCP/IP
3 29 (3.19%) Internet
4 26 (2.86%) Network Security
5 23 (2.53%) VPN
6 21 (2.31%) WAN
7 20 (2.20%) Wireless
8 16 (1.76%) DNS
9 14 (1.54%) LAN
10 12 (1.32%) Cisco Wireless
11 11 (1.21%) IPsec
11 11 (1.21%) SSL
12 10 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (1.10%) MPLS
13 9 (0.99%) HTTP
14 8 (0.88%) PCoIP
15 7 (0.77%) OpenVPN
16 6 (0.66%) Cisco ISE
16 6 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
17 5 (0.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (7.81%) Hadoop
2 63 (6.93%) Big Data
3 40 (4.40%) MongoDB
4 39 (4.29%) SQL Server
5 38 (4.18%) Relational Database
6 36 (3.96%) NoSQL
7 34 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
8 27 (2.97%) MySQL
9 21 (2.31%) Oracle Database
10 17 (1.87%) RDBMS
11 16 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (1.65%) HBase
13 14 (1.54%) GIS
14 13 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
15 11 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
16 10 (1.10%) Redis
17 8 (0.88%) Apache Hive
18 7 (0.77%) QlikView
19 6 (0.66%) Apache Accumulo
19 6 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 107 (11.77%) Jenkins
2 94 (10.34%) Git (software)
3 81 (8.91%) Selenium
4 67 (7.37%) JIRA
5 57 (6.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 53 (5.83%) Cucumber
7 27 (2.97%) Jasmine
7 27 (2.97%) JMeter
8 25 (2.75%) WebDriver
9 24 (2.64%) Subversion
10 21 (2.31%) Gatling
10 21 (2.31%) Maven
11 17 (1.87%) Mocha
11 17 (1.87%) SoapUI
11 17 (1.87%) Vagrant
12 16 (1.76%) GitLab
12 16 (1.76%) LoadRunner
13 13 (1.43%) Buildbot
13 13 (1.43%) Protractor
13 13 (1.43%) Ranorex
General
1 187 (20.57%) Finance
2 41 (4.51%) Games
3 33 (3.63%) Marketing
4 31 (3.41%) Advertising
5 28 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 27 (2.97%) Military
7 26 (2.86%) Legal
8 25 (2.75%) Retail
9 20 (2.20%) Billing
10 15 (1.65%) Manufacturing
11 14 (1.54%) Law
12 13 (1.43%) Banking
13 8 (0.88%) Back Office
13 8 (0.88%) Electronics
14 7 (0.77%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.77%) Local Government
15 4 (0.44%) Publishing
16 3 (0.33%) Financial Institution
17 1 (0.11%) Front Office
17 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 148 (16.28%) Developer
2 130 (14.30%) Analyst
3 119 (13.09%) Consultant
4 72 (7.92%) Tester
5 71 (7.81%) Architect
6 70 (7.70%) Java Developer
7 55 (6.05%) Software Engineer
8 47 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
9 44 (4.84%) Security Consultant
10 40 (4.40%) Java Engineer
11 37 (4.07%) Lead Tester
12 33 (3.63%) Automation Tester
13 31 (3.41%) Senior Tester
14 30 (3.30%) Project Manager
14 30 (3.30%) Security Analyst
15 27 (2.97%) Technical Analyst
16 26 (2.86%) Business Analyst
16 26 (2.86%) Cloud Engineer
16 26 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
17 25 (2.75%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (8.80%) Web Services
2 78 (8.58%) HTML
3 68 (7.48%) CSS
4 58 (6.38%) AngularJS
5 56 (6.16%) Node.js
6 52 (5.72%) HTML5
7 49 (5.39%) Spring
8 44 (4.84%) .NET
9 42 (4.62%) REST
10 38 (4.18%) CSS3
11 31 (3.41%) JSON
11 31 (3.41%) Kafka
12 30 (3.30%) jQuery
13 24 (2.64%) React
13 24 (2.64%) Sass
13 24 (2.64%) XML
14 21 (2.31%) Backbone.js
14 21 (2.31%) Java EE
15 20 (2.20%) SOAP
16 19 (2.09%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 125 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (4.95%) Computer Science
3 42 (4.62%) Management Information System
4 41 (4.51%) User Experience
5 30 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
6 29 (3.19%) Data Centre
7 22 (2.42%) Linux Command Line
8 21 (2.31%) Fat Client
8 21 (2.31%) Replication
8 21 (2.31%) Thin Client
9 18 (1.98%) CMDB
10 16 (1.76%) PKI
11 14 (1.54%) CESG
11 14 (1.54%) Cyberattack
11 14 (1.54%) Security Operations Centre
12 13 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
13 12 (1.32%) Algorithms
14 10 (1.10%) Mainframe
14 10 (1.10%) Smartphone
15 9 (0.99%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 187 (20.57%) Linux
2 168 (18.48%) Windows
3 64 (7.04%) Windows Server
4 55 (6.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 53 (5.83%) Unix
6 43 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (2.31%) CentOS
8 21 (2.31%) Windows 10
9 17 (1.87%) Android
10 16 (1.76%) Apple iOS
11 15 (1.65%) Ubuntu
12 11 (1.21%) Kali Linux
13 10 (1.10%) Windows 7
14 9 (0.99%) Debian
15 7 (0.77%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.77%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.44%) DC/OS
17 2 (0.22%) CoreOS
17 2 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (41.36%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
3 127 (13.97%) Scrum
4 124 (13.64%) DevOps
5 123 (13.53%) TDD
6 122 (13.42%) Test Automation
7 121 (13.31%) ITIL
8 120 (13.20%) Software Engineering
9 113 (12.43%) Cybersecurity
10 109 (11.99%) Open Source
11 80 (8.80%) Configuration Management
12 79 (8.69%) BDD
13 78 (8.58%) Stakeholder Management
14 77 (8.47%) Service Delivery
15 74 (8.14%) SDLC
16 72 (7.92%) Information Security
16 72 (7.92%) Project Management
17 66 (7.26%) Mentoring
18 65 (7.15%) Presales
19 53 (5.83%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 233 (25.63%) Java
2 148 (16.28%) Python
3 139 (15.29%) C
4 131 (14.41%) SQL
5 129 (14.19%) JavaScript
6 86 (9.46%) Ruby
7 82 (9.02%) C#
8 71 (7.81%) PHP
9 65 (7.15%) Bash Shell
10 52 (5.72%) Scala
11 37 (4.07%) C++
12 34 (3.74%) Perl
13 33 (3.63%) PowerShell
14 19 (2.09%) PL/SQL
15 15 (1.65%) R
16 13 (1.43%) Groovy
17 12 (1.32%) Go
17 12 (1.32%) VB.NET
18 10 (1.10%) MATLAB
18 10 (1.10%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 507 (55.78%) SC Cleared
2 151 (16.61%) Degree
3 142 (15.62%) DV Cleared
4 51 (5.61%) CISSP
5 43 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (3.85%) CREST Certified
7 30 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
8 29 (3.19%) CCNA
9 28 (3.08%) CISM
9 28 (3.08%) CTC Cleared
10 27 (2.97%) SANS
11 26 (2.86%) CCNP
11 26 (2.86%) ISTQB
12 17 (1.87%) GIAC
13 16 (1.76%) CISA
14 15 (1.65%) CESG Certified Professional
14 15 (1.65%) Cyber Scheme
14 15 (1.65%) Tigerscheme
15 13 (1.43%) CEH
16 12 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.18%) QA
2 36 (3.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (3.19%) GDPR
4 20 (2.20%) PCI DSS
5 13 (1.43%) Data Quality
6 10 (1.10%) PMO
7 7 (0.77%) SLA
8 6 (0.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (0.66%) SAS 70
9 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.44%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.33%) ISAE 3402
11 3 (0.33%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.33%) RMADS
12 2 (0.22%) EMIR
12 2 (0.22%) MiFID
12 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 90 (9.90%) Docker
2 63 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (5.17%) Active Directory
4 13 (1.43%) Snort
5 12 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.10%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.88%) HDFS
8 6 (0.66%) pfSense
9 5 (0.55%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.55%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.44%) Dovecot
10 4 (0.44%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.33%) NFS
11 3 (0.33%) Samba
11 3 (0.33%) vCloud
12 2 (0.22%) Firmware
12 2 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 58 (6.38%) Puppet
2 56 (6.16%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (4.95%) Kubernetes
4 40 (4.40%) Ansible
5 25 (2.75%) Terraform
6 14 (1.54%) Nessus
7 13 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
8 11 (1.21%) SCOrch
9 10 (1.10%) Nagios
10 9 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (0.99%) Packer
10 9 (0.99%) Salt
11 7 (0.77%) FortiGate
11 7 (0.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 6 (0.66%) logstash
12 6 (0.66%) OpenVAS
12 6 (0.66%) OSSEC
13 5 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (0.55%) Kibana
13 5 (0.55%) Suricata
Vendors
1 93 (10.23%) Microsoft
2 77 (8.47%) VMware
3 73 (8.03%) Oracle
4 50 (5.50%) Cisco
5 46 (5.06%) Red Hat
6 33 (3.63%) Google
6 33 (3.63%) Remedy
7 31 (3.41%) Citrix
8 29 (3.19%) Juniper
9 25 (2.75%) HP
10 24 (2.64%) Xerox
11 21 (2.31%) BMC
11 21 (2.31%) CheckPoint
12 20 (2.20%) Splunk
13 19 (2.09%) SAP
14 18 (1.98%) F5
15 17 (1.87%) IBM
15 17 (1.87%) Palo Alto
16 14 (1.54%) CA Agile Central
16 14 (1.54%) McAfee