Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > London
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 175 102 223
Rank change year-on-year -73 +121 -13
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,096 794 836
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.13% 3.26% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.67% 17.66% 8.48%
Number of salaries quoted 759 592 655
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,125 £34,803
25th Percentile £53,750 £48,938 £40,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% +13.64% -8.33%
75th Percentile £87,500 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +12.87% +1.00%

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 9,389 4,495 9,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.26% 18.43% 19.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5,655 3,638 7,636
10th Percentile £38,750 £39,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in London

Security Cleared
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in London.

Salary trend for Security Cleared in London

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in London over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -16 106 £69,000 -8.00% 77
South London -43 72 £75,000 +17.65% 14
West London -34 56 £44,000 +4.76% 23
East London -27 16 £95,000 +128.92% 20
North London - 4 £36,625 - 2
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 807 (73.63%) SC Cleared
2 497 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
3 284 (25.91%) AWS
4 278 (25.36%) Azure
5 272 (24.82%) Social Skills
6 255 (23.27%) DevOps
7 210 (19.16%) Public Sector
8 204 (18.61%) Java
9 199 (18.16%) Python
10 183 (16.70%) Software Engineering
11 161 (14.69%) Cybersecurity
12 149 (13.59%) Linux
13 141 (12.86%) CI/CD
14 138 (12.59%) Finance
15 131 (11.95%) Mentoring
16 117 (10.68%) Microsoft
17 115 (10.49%) Degree
17 115 (10.49%) Kubernetes
18 114 (10.40%) Scrum
19 112 (10.22%) DV Cleared
20 111 (10.13%) Project Management
21 108 (9.85%) Analytics
22 105 (9.58%) Jenkins
22 105 (9.58%) Open Source
22 105 (9.58%) Project Delivery
23 103 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
24 102 (9.31%) Docker
25 98 (8.94%) Oracle
26 94 (8.58%) GCP
27 93 (8.49%) SQL

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 29 (2.65%) Confluence
2 25 (2.28%) GeoServer
2 25 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.55%) Apache Spark
4 15 (1.37%) Apache
4 15 (1.37%) SAS
5 13 (1.19%) IIS
6 8 (0.73%) WinCC
7 7 (0.64%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.46%) CMS
9 4 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.36%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.18%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.36%) Sketch
6 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.091%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 15 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
1 15 (1.37%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.09%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.46%) SAP PP
4 4 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.36%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.36%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.27%) Primavera
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.18%) SAP FSCM
6 2 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.091%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.091%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 284 (25.91%) AWS
2 278 (25.36%) Azure
3 94 (8.58%) GCP
4 61 (5.57%) SaaS
5 56 (5.11%) PaaS
6 52 (4.74%) IaaS
7 34 (3.10%) Power Platform
8 33 (3.01%) Microsoft 365
9 31 (2.83%) GitHub
10 22 (2.01%) OpenShift
11 20 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
11 20 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
11 20 (1.82%) iPaaS
12 19 (1.73%) Serverless
12 19 (1.73%) Slack
13 13 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
14 12 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 12 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
15 11 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
15 11 (1.00%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.19%) Firewall
2 31 (2.83%) HTTP
3 21 (1.92%) VPN
4 15 (1.37%) Network Security
4 15 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
5 13 (1.19%) DNS
5 13 (1.19%) LAN
6 12 (1.09%) Ethernet
6 12 (1.09%) WAN
7 8 (0.73%) SNMP
7 8 (0.73%) VLAN
8 7 (0.64%) Cisco Firepower
9 6 (0.55%) Cisco ISE
9 6 (0.55%) Internet
9 6 (0.55%) Profibus
10 5 (0.46%) SSH
10 5 (0.46%) SSL
10 5 (0.46%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.46%) VoIP
11 4 (0.36%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (6.84%) PostgreSQL
2 65 (5.93%) Big Data
3 36 (3.28%) SQL Server
4 31 (2.83%) GIS
5 29 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (2.65%) Hadoop
6 26 (2.37%) NoSQL
6 26 (2.37%) Power BI
7 25 (2.28%) QGIS
8 21 (1.92%) MySQL
9 19 (1.73%) Relational Database
10 16 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
11 15 (1.37%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.00%) Tableau
13 10 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
13 10 (0.91%) SAP HANA
14 9 (0.82%) Redis
15 8 (0.73%) Apache Accumulo
15 8 (0.73%) Metadata
15 8 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 105 (9.58%) Jenkins
2 86 (7.85%) Git (software)
3 53 (4.84%) JIRA
4 38 (3.47%) JUnit
5 35 (3.19%) Cucumber
5 35 (3.19%) GitLab
5 35 (3.19%) Maven
5 35 (3.19%) Selenium
6 22 (2.01%) Postman
7 21 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (1.73%) TestNG
9 18 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 18 (1.64%) NUnit
9 18 (1.64%) Serenity BDD
9 18 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
10 17 (1.55%) SpecFlow
11 16 (1.46%) Bitbucket
12 14 (1.28%) REST Assured
13 13 (1.19%) Mockito
13 13 (1.19%) SonarQube
General
1 272 (24.82%) Social Skills
2 210 (19.16%) Public Sector
3 138 (12.59%) Finance
4 68 (6.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 58 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (4.29%) Presentation Skills
7 36 (3.28%) Military
8 30 (2.74%) Marketing
9 28 (2.55%) Telecoms
10 27 (2.46%) Influencing Skills
10 27 (2.46%) Law
10 27 (2.46%) Police
10 27 (2.46%) Retail
11 25 (2.28%) Advertising
12 24 (2.19%) Manufacturing
13 22 (2.01%) Aerospace
14 20 (1.82%) Local Government
15 16 (1.46%) Documentation Skills
16 13 (1.19%) Organisational Skills
17 8 (0.73%) Games
Job Titles
1 157 (14.32%) Architect
2 128 (11.68%) Consultant
3 127 (11.59%) Developer
4 110 (10.04%) Software Engineer
5 90 (8.21%) Analyst
6 61 (5.57%) DevOps Engineer
7 53 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
8 49 (4.47%) Java Developer
9 44 (4.01%) Project Manager
10 38 (3.47%) Cloud Engineer
11 35 (3.19%) Business Analyst
12 33 (3.01%) Security Architect
12 33 (3.01%) Senior Consultant
13 32 (2.92%) Security Consultant
14 31 (2.83%) Systems Engineer
15 30 (2.74%) Test Engineer
16 28 (2.55%) Senior Manager
17 27 (2.46%) Platform Engineer
18 25 (2.28%) Geospatial Engineer
19 24 (2.19%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (5.47%) Spring
2 57 (5.20%) React
3 51 (4.65%) REST
4 46 (4.20%) CSS
5 44 (4.01%) RESTful
6 42 (3.83%) AngularJS
7 31 (2.83%) .NET
7 31 (2.83%) Web Services
8 27 (2.46%) HTML
9 26 (2.37%) PostGIS
10 25 (2.28%) Leaflet
10 25 (2.28%) OpenLayers
10 25 (2.28%) SOAP
11 23 (2.10%) Hibernate
12 15 (1.37%) ActiveMQ
13 14 (1.28%) Spring Boot
14 13 (1.19%) Node.js
14 13 (1.19%) Spring Cloud
15 12 (1.09%) Java EE
15 12 (1.09%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 70 (6.39%) Greenfield Project
2 57 (5.20%) Management Information System
3 47 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
4 45 (4.11%) Cloud Native
5 35 (3.19%) Public Cloud
6 33 (3.01%) User Experience
7 30 (2.74%) NHS
8 24 (2.19%) SCADA
9 22 (2.01%) Data Centre
10 21 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
11 17 (1.55%) Virtual Team
12 14 (1.28%) e-Learning
13 11 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
14 9 (0.82%) Cybercrime
14 9 (0.82%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.82%) Smart Meter
15 8 (0.73%) CESG
15 8 (0.73%) Cyber Defence
15 8 (0.73%) Driving Licence
15 8 (0.73%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 149 (13.59%) Linux
2 85 (7.76%) Windows
3 49 (4.47%) Unix
4 28 (2.55%) Ubuntu
5 21 (1.92%) Windows Server
6 20 (1.82%) Android
7 18 (1.64%) Windows 10
8 13 (1.19%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.91%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.73%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.64%) VMS
13 5 (0.46%) CentOS
13 5 (0.46%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2019
14 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.27%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.091%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 497 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (23.27%) DevOps
3 183 (16.70%) Software Engineering
4 161 (14.69%) Cybersecurity
5 141 (12.86%) CI/CD
6 131 (11.95%) Mentoring
7 114 (10.40%) Scrum
8 111 (10.13%) Project Management
9 108 (9.85%) Analytics
10 105 (9.58%) Open Source
10 105 (9.58%) Project Delivery
11 103 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
12 90 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
13 76 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
14 75 (6.84%) Configuration Management
15 71 (6.48%) Presales
16 70 (6.39%) Microservices
16 70 (6.39%) Migration
17 69 (6.30%) Test Automation
18 68 (6.20%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 204 (18.61%) Java
2 199 (18.16%) Python
3 93 (8.49%) SQL
4 89 (8.12%) JavaScript
5 88 (8.03%) C
6 73 (6.66%) C#
7 53 (4.84%) C++
8 33 (3.01%) Bash
9 27 (2.46%) PowerShell
10 25 (2.28%) R
11 23 (2.10%) Ruby
12 22 (2.01%) Perl
13 16 (1.46%) Java 8
14 15 (1.37%) Go
15 12 (1.09%) Shell Script
16 11 (1.00%) PL/SQL
16 11 (1.00%) TypeScript
17 9 (0.82%) Scala
18 6 (0.55%) Java 11
19 5 (0.46%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 807 (73.63%) SC Cleared
2 115 (10.49%) Degree
3 112 (10.22%) DV Cleared
4 68 (6.20%) CISSP
5 52 (4.74%) CISM
6 24 (2.19%) HND
7 23 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
8 20 (1.82%) HNC
9 16 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (1.19%) CESG Certified Professional
11 12 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (1.00%) Oracle Certification
13 9 (0.82%) AWS Certification
14 8 (0.73%) CREST Certified
14 8 (0.73%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 7 (0.64%) CEH
15 7 (0.64%) CLAS
16 6 (0.55%) CISA
16 6 (0.55%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (4.11%) NIST
3 44 (4.01%) QA
4 28 (2.55%) NCSC
5 26 (2.37%) GDPR
5 26 (2.37%) SLA
6 23 (2.10%) Cyber Essentials
7 20 (1.82%) Accessibility
8 17 (1.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 14 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 14 (1.28%) JSP 440
10 12 (1.09%) Data Quality
11 10 (0.91%) RMADS
12 7 (0.64%) GRC
12 7 (0.64%) PMO
13 4 (0.36%) COBIT
13 4 (0.36%) Def Stans
13 4 (0.36%) IEC 61131
13 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 102 (9.31%) Docker
2 45 (4.11%) Active Directory
3 27 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (1.19%) Postfix
6 9 (0.82%) Firmware
7 5 (0.46%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.46%) vSphere
8 4 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.36%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.27%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.18%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.18%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.091%) HDFS
11 1 (0.091%) KVM
11 1 (0.091%) Lustre
11 1 (0.091%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 115 (10.49%) Kubernetes
2 78 (7.12%) Terraform
3 61 (5.57%) Ansible
4 40 (3.65%) Puppet
5 33 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (1.19%) Nagios
7 12 (1.09%) Nessus
8 11 (1.00%) SCCM
9 10 (0.91%) Docker Swarm
10 7 (0.64%) CFEngine
10 7 (0.64%) Consul
10 7 (0.64%) Packer
11 6 (0.55%) Grafana
11 6 (0.55%) Prometheus
12 5 (0.46%) FortiGate
13 4 (0.36%) Control-M
14 3 (0.27%) Data Guard
14 3 (0.27%) FreeIPA
14 3 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
14 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 117 (10.68%) Microsoft
2 98 (8.94%) Oracle
3 47 (4.29%) SAP
4 43 (3.92%) ServiceNow
5 40 (3.65%) Google
6 37 (3.38%) VMware
7 19 (1.73%) Siemens
8 17 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (1.46%) Cisco
9 16 (1.46%) Informatica
9 16 (1.46%) MuleSoft
9 16 (1.46%) Talend
10 15 (1.37%) Red Hat
11 14 (1.28%) Rockwell
12 13 (1.19%) Dell
13 12 (1.09%) NEC
14 10 (0.91%) Databricks
15 9 (0.82%) IBM
16 8 (0.73%) Cognizant
16 8 (0.73%) SolarWinds