Period
to

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 18 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > London
6 months to
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 205 160 131
Rank change year-on-year -45 -29 +43
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,463 1,083 656
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.09% 2.35% 2.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.74% 12.96% 12.60%
Number of salaries quoted 804 695 445
10th Percentile £27,265 £41,250 £35,846
25th Percentile £43,750 £51,250 £44,371
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year - +13.04% -
75th Percentile £81,750 £86,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £54,380
% change year-on-year -4.35% +5.74% +3.58%

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 13,628 8,355 5,205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.45% 18.10% 20.77%
Number of salaries quoted 6,222 5,235 3,953
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,100 £35,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £48,750 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £66,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £101,250 £100,000 £105,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
% 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +28 273 £70,000 +17.65% 97
South London -24 101 £38,288 -43.28% 16
East London 0 43 £19,300 -73.83% 12
West London -27 13 £19,300 -60.61% 22
North London - 4 £19,300 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 886 (60.56%) SC Cleared
2 553 (37.80%) Agile
3 461 (31.51%) Social Skills
4 366 (25.02%) AWS
5 365 (24.95%) Cybersecurity
6 353 (24.13%) Python
7 341 (23.31%) DevOps
8 326 (22.28%) Java
9 282 (19.28%) Degree
10 276 (18.87%) Azure
11 265 (18.11%) Software Engineering
12 264 (18.05%) Finance
13 243 (16.61%) Microsoft
13 243 (16.61%) Public Sector
14 236 (16.13%) Linux
15 198 (13.53%) DV Cleared
16 188 (12.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 184 (12.58%) Docker
18 183 (12.51%) Problem-Solving
19 182 (12.44%) C#
20 177 (12.10%) Project Management
21 175 (11.96%) CI/CD
22 170 (11.62%) Law
23 167 (11.41%) Kubernetes
24 159 (10.87%) Windows
25 153 (10.46%) C++
26 150 (10.25%) Test Automation
27 148 (10.12%) Microsoft Office
28 146 (9.98%) JavaScript
28 146 (9.98%) QA

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 47 (3.21%) Confluence
2 29 (1.98%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.37%) Apache
4 12 (0.82%) Apache Spark
5 10 (0.68%) SAS
6 7 (0.48%) ArcGIS
6 7 (0.48%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.41%) CMS
8 5 (0.34%) IIS
9 4 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.21%) NetWeaver
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.21%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.14%) Ethereum
11 2 (0.14%) Hyperledger
11 2 (0.14%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.068%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.068%) iPlanet
12 1 (0.068%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.068%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 148 (10.12%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (3.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 29 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.34%) Maple
6 3 (0.21%) InVision
6 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.21%) Sketch
7 2 (0.14%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.14%) UserZoom
7 2 (0.14%) Zeplin
8 1 (0.068%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 24 (1.64%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (0.62%) SAP PM
3 8 (0.55%) SAP SCM
4 7 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.34%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 4 (0.27%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.27%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.27%) SAP HCM
7 4 (0.27%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.27%) SAP IBP
7 4 (0.27%) SAP PP
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.21%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
9 2 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 1 (0.068%) Maximo
10 1 (0.068%) Oracle Manufacturing
Cloud Services
1 366 (25.02%) AWS
2 276 (18.87%) Azure
3 59 (4.03%) SaaS
4 57 (3.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 56 (3.83%) PaaS
6 48 (3.28%) GCP
7 44 (3.01%) GitHub
7 44 (3.01%) Microsoft 365
8 43 (2.94%) IaaS
9 39 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
10 37 (2.53%) Power Platform
11 31 (2.12%) Azure DevOps
12 26 (1.78%) Serverless
13 23 (1.57%) PowerApps
14 22 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
15 21 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
15 21 (1.44%) Amazon S3
15 21 (1.44%) Power Automate
16 20 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
17 19 (1.30%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.96%) VPN
2 53 (3.62%) Firewall
3 51 (3.49%) WAN
4 44 (3.01%) TCP/IP
5 41 (2.80%) LAN
6 40 (2.73%) DNS
7 38 (2.60%) Network Security
8 30 (2.05%) Internet
9 29 (1.98%) BGP
10 28 (1.91%) MPLS
10 28 (1.91%) OSPF
11 22 (1.50%) DHCP
12 13 (0.89%) Software-Defined Networking
13 12 (0.82%) Broadband
13 12 (0.82%) SD-WAN
13 12 (0.82%) SSL
14 11 (0.75%) Reverse Proxy
15 10 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (0.68%) IPsec
16 9 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
2 47 (3.21%) Big Data
3 40 (2.73%) SQL Server
4 34 (2.32%) Apache Cassandra
5 28 (1.91%) NoSQL
6 24 (1.64%) Hadoop
6 24 (1.64%) MySQL
7 21 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (1.44%) Power BI
8 16 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
9 15 (1.03%) Oracle Database
9 15 (1.03%) SAP HANA
10 10 (0.68%) Redis
11 9 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (0.62%) MongoDB
11 9 (0.62%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.48%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.41%) Apache Hive
13 6 (0.41%) Impala
Development Applications
1 97 (6.63%) Git (software)
2 82 (5.60%) Jenkins
3 78 (5.33%) JIRA
4 32 (2.19%) Bitbucket
4 32 (2.19%) Selenium
5 30 (2.05%) Cucumber
6 25 (1.71%) GitLab
7 22 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 22 (1.50%) Postman
8 19 (1.30%) JUnit
9 18 (1.23%) TestNG
10 17 (1.16%) SonarQube
11 16 (1.09%) Artifactory
11 16 (1.09%) Mercurial
11 16 (1.09%) NUnit
11 16 (1.09%) Subversion
11 16 (1.09%) TeamCity
12 13 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
13 11 (0.75%) LoadRunner
13 11 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 461 (31.51%) Social Skills
2 264 (18.05%) Finance
3 243 (16.61%) Public Sector
4 188 (12.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 170 (11.62%) Law
6 130 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
7 84 (5.74%) Presentation Skills
8 61 (4.17%) Marketing
8 61 (4.17%) Police
9 43 (2.94%) Telecoms
10 38 (2.60%) Retail
11 34 (2.32%) Electronics
12 33 (2.26%) Local Government
13 29 (1.98%) Military
14 27 (1.85%) Organisational Skills
15 26 (1.78%) Legal
16 23 (1.57%) Influencing Skills
17 20 (1.37%) Aviation
18 18 (1.23%) Banking
19 15 (1.03%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 234 (15.99%) Consultant
2 173 (11.83%) Software Engineer
3 147 (10.05%) Architect
4 129 (8.82%) Developer
5 114 (7.79%) Analyst
6 96 (6.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 88 (6.02%) Graduate
8 57 (3.90%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 57 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
9 56 (3.83%) Junior
10 53 (3.62%) Senior Manager
11 44 (3.01%) Project Manager
12 42 (2.87%) Network Engineer
13 41 (2.80%) Business Analyst
14 36 (2.46%) AWS Architect
15 34 (2.32%) Cloud Engineer
15 34 (2.32%) Systems Engineer
16 30 (2.05%) Graduate Systems Engineer
16 30 (2.05%) SAP Consultant
16 30 (2.05%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (5.19%) .NET
2 70 (4.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 59 (4.03%) Spring
4 53 (3.62%) React
5 52 (3.55%) AngularJS
6 51 (3.49%) Kafka
7 41 (2.80%) Node.js
8 38 (2.60%) HTML
8 38 (2.60%) Spring Boot
9 28 (1.91%) CSS
10 27 (1.85%) Java EE
11 25 (1.71%) RESTful
12 24 (1.64%) .NET Framework
12 24 (1.64%) REST
13 23 (1.57%) Web Services
14 22 (1.50%) CORBA
15 20 (1.37%) TensorFlow
15 20 (1.37%) XML
16 19 (1.30%) Entity Framework
17 17 (1.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 130 (8.89%) Management Information System
2 115 (7.86%) Self-Motivation
3 89 (6.08%) Cyberattack
4 77 (5.26%) Hackathon
5 59 (4.03%) Data Centre
6 54 (3.69%) Cybercrime
7 49 (3.35%) Cloud Native
8 44 (3.01%) Cyber Defence
9 41 (2.80%) User Experience
10 32 (2.19%) Cyberthreat
11 30 (2.05%) Public Cloud
12 22 (1.50%) e-Learning
13 21 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
13 21 (1.44%) IoT
14 19 (1.30%) PKI
14 19 (1.30%) SCADA
15 16 (1.09%) Private Cloud
16 13 (0.89%) Enterprise Cloud
16 13 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
17 12 (0.82%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 236 (16.13%) Linux
2 159 (10.87%) Windows
3 50 (3.42%) Windows Server
4 30 (2.05%) Unix
5 27 (1.85%) Ubuntu
6 22 (1.50%) Windows 10
7 21 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (1.16%) Windows Server 2016
9 14 (0.96%) Amazon Linux
9 14 (0.96%) CentOS
10 11 (0.75%) Android
11 9 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
13 7 (0.48%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.34%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.27%) Solaris
15 4 (0.27%) SUSE
16 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
17 1 (0.068%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 553 (37.80%) Agile
2 365 (24.95%) Cybersecurity
3 341 (23.31%) DevOps
4 265 (18.11%) Software Engineering
5 183 (12.51%) Problem-Solving
6 177 (12.10%) Project Management
7 175 (11.96%) CI/CD
8 150 (10.25%) Test Automation
9 137 (9.36%) Scrum
9 137 (9.36%) Software Testing
10 130 (8.89%) Project Delivery
11 115 (7.86%) Asset Management
11 115 (7.86%) Infrastructure as Code
11 115 (7.86%) Process Improvement
12 114 (7.79%) SDLC
13 112 (7.66%) ITIL
14 109 (7.45%) Mentoring
15 104 (7.11%) Line Management
15 104 (7.11%) Software Licensing
16 103 (7.04%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 353 (24.13%) Python
2 326 (22.28%) Java
3 182 (12.44%) C#
4 153 (10.46%) C++
5 146 (9.98%) JavaScript
6 103 (7.04%) SQL
7 74 (5.06%) Bash
8 60 (4.10%) C
9 47 (3.21%) PowerShell
10 44 (3.01%) Ruby
11 40 (2.73%) Go
12 34 (2.32%) Perl
13 30 (2.05%) TypeScript
14 21 (1.44%) VB
15 14 (0.96%) ABAP
15 14 (0.96%) R
16 13 (0.89%) Shell Script
17 11 (0.75%) Scala
18 10 (0.68%) PL/SQL
19 9 (0.62%) PHP
Qualifications
1 886 (60.56%) SC Cleared
2 282 (19.28%) Degree
3 198 (13.53%) DV Cleared
4 85 (5.81%) Master's Degree
5 53 (3.62%) AWS Certification
6 50 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 43 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 43 (2.94%) CISSP
8 38 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (2.53%) CISM
10 35 (2.39%) CCNP
11 29 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
12 23 (1.57%) CCIE
13 19 (1.30%) Azure Certification
13 19 (1.30%) CTC Cleared
14 18 (1.23%) CISA
15 10 (0.68%) CESG Certified Professional
15 10 (0.68%) PMI Certification
16 8 (0.55%) CCNA
16 8 (0.55%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (9.98%) QA
2 51 (3.49%) PMO
3 43 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (1.98%) SLA
5 26 (1.78%) NIST
6 18 (1.23%) Accessibility
7 17 (1.16%) COBIT
8 16 (1.09%) GDPR
9 11 (0.75%) Data Quality
9 11 (0.75%) NCSC
10 8 (0.55%) GRC
10 8 (0.55%) PCI DSS
11 7 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 7 (0.48%) JSP 440
11 7 (0.48%) RMADS
12 6 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 2 (0.14%) ISO 22301
15 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 184 (12.58%) Docker
2 68 (4.65%) Active Directory
3 57 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (1.98%) VMware NSX
5 14 (0.96%) LXC
6 7 (0.48%) vSphere
7 6 (0.41%) HDFS
7 6 (0.41%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.21%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.14%) Firmware
12 1 (0.068%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.068%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.068%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 167 (11.41%) Kubernetes
2 131 (8.95%) Ansible
3 112 (7.66%) Terraform
4 18 (1.23%) Puppet
5 17 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (1.09%) Prometheus
7 15 (1.03%) SCCM
8 14 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
9 13 (0.89%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 13 (0.89%) Grafana
10 10 (0.68%) Consul
10 10 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
11 8 (0.55%) Istio
11 8 (0.55%) WSUS
12 6 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.41%) NetBackup
13 5 (0.34%) Backup Exec
13 5 (0.34%) N-central
14 4 (0.27%) HP ALM
14 4 (0.27%) Suricata
Vendors
1 243 (16.61%) Microsoft
2 104 (7.11%) Adobe
3 102 (6.97%) Apple
4 71 (4.85%) IBM
5 68 (4.65%) VMware
6 67 (4.58%) Oracle
7 64 (4.37%) SAP
8 49 (3.35%) Cisco
9 42 (2.87%) Google
10 32 (2.19%) Citrix
11 29 (1.98%) CheckPoint
11 29 (1.98%) Fortinet
12 28 (1.91%) F5
13 27 (1.85%) Palo Alto
14 25 (1.71%) Atlassian
14 25 (1.71%) Red Hat
15 19 (1.30%) ServiceNow
16 17 (1.16%) Perforce
17 12 (0.82%) SolarWinds
18 11 (0.75%) Pega