Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > London
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 203 224 281
Rank change year-on-year +21 +57 -55
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 943 1,107 923
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.74% 1.65% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.71% 7.49% 5.39%
Number of salaries quoted 718 740 651
London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -4.35%
10th Percentile £33,025 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £87,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +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 10,827 14,780 17,118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.94% 21.98% 22.65%
Number of salaries quoted 8,172 11,080 12,761
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019. 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 -4 115 £47,500 -13.64% 48
South London -2 95 £55,000 -15.38% 40
West London +21 43 £40,000 -21.95% 33
East London +41 16 £60,238 +33.86% 9
North London +3 8 £28,500 -52.81% 7
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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.

1 533 (56.52%) SC Cleared
2 348 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
3 228 (24.18%) DV Cleared
4 205 (21.74%) Java
5 166 (17.60%) Public Sector
6 147 (15.59%) Cybersecurity
7 146 (15.48%) AWS
8 130 (13.79%) Python
9 117 (12.41%) Microsoft
10 114 (12.09%) DevOps
11 112 (11.88%) Windows
12 109 (11.56%) Finance
13 104 (11.03%) Degree
14 102 (10.82%) Project Management
14 102 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
15 101 (10.71%) Linux
16 100 (10.60%) Test Automation
17 99 (10.50%) Azure
18 93 (9.86%) Oracle
19 92 (9.76%) Analytics
20 91 (9.65%) Scrum
20 91 (9.65%) Software Engineering
21 90 (9.54%) Stakeholder Management
22 83 (8.80%) C
23 79 (8.38%) Git (software)
24 74 (7.85%) PRINCE2
24 74 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
25 73 (7.74%) JavaScript
26 72 (7.64%) Selenium
27 71 (7.53%) C#

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 39 (4.14%) Confluence
2 16 (1.70%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (1.48%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.38%) nginx
6 12 (1.27%) Apache
6 12 (1.27%) Apache Spark
6 12 (1.27%) Skype for Business
6 12 (1.27%) WebSphere
7 9 (0.95%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.64%) IIS
9 5 (0.53%) Documentum
9 5 (0.53%) JBoss
9 5 (0.53%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (0.42%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.21%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 35 (3.71%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.42%) Adobe XD
6 4 (0.42%) InVision
6 4 (0.42%) Sketch
6 4 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.32%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.32%) HFM
3 3 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
3 3 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.21%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.21%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.11%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 146 (15.48%) AWS
2 99 (10.50%) Azure
3 40 (4.24%) Office 365
4 27 (2.86%) OpenShift
4 27 (2.86%) PaaS
5 24 (2.55%) AWS CloudFormation
6 15 (1.59%) IaaS
7 14 (1.48%) SaaS
8 13 (1.38%) Serverless
9 12 (1.27%) Boomi
10 11 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (1.17%) Slack
11 10 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (1.06%) GCP
12 9 (0.95%) G Suite
13 6 (0.64%) BlazeMeter
14 5 (0.53%) Amazon ECS
14 5 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.42%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (6.47%) Firewall
2 25 (2.65%) DNS
3 23 (2.44%) Network Security
4 22 (2.33%) TCP/IP
4 22 (2.33%) VPN
5 19 (2.01%) WAN
6 18 (1.91%) Internet
7 15 (1.59%) LAN
8 13 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (1.38%) DHCP
8 13 (1.38%) SAN
9 11 (1.17%) Cisco Firepower
9 11 (1.17%) MPLS
10 10 (1.06%) BGP
11 9 (0.95%) IPsec
11 9 (0.95%) Skype
12 8 (0.85%) RTP
13 7 (0.74%) IPv6
13 7 (0.74%) OSPF
13 7 (0.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (6.26%) Big Data
2 33 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
3 25 (2.65%) SQL Server
4 16 (1.70%) Hadoop
5 15 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.17%) NoSQL
7 10 (1.06%) MySQL
7 10 (1.06%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.06%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.74%) GIS
9 6 (0.64%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.42%) IBM InfoSphere
11 4 (0.42%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.42%) SAP HANA
12 3 (0.32%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (0.32%) Oracle Smart View
Development Applications
1 79 (8.38%) Git (software)
2 72 (7.64%) Selenium
3 69 (7.32%) Jenkins
4 52 (5.51%) JIRA
5 48 (5.09%) JMeter
6 37 (3.92%) LoadRunner
6 37 (3.92%) WebDriver
7 25 (2.65%) JUnit
7 25 (2.65%) NeoLoad
8 23 (2.44%) SilkPerformer
9 22 (2.33%) Cucumber
10 21 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 20 (2.12%) Mockito
12 19 (2.01%) Maven
13 18 (1.91%) MSI
14 17 (1.80%) Bitbucket
15 16 (1.70%) InstallShield
16 14 (1.48%) SoapUI
17 11 (1.17%) DbUnit
17 11 (1.17%) SonarQube
General
1 166 (17.60%) Public Sector
2 109 (11.56%) Finance
3 63 (6.68%) Police
4 54 (5.73%) Local Government
5 52 (5.51%) Law
6 30 (3.18%) Retail
7 25 (2.65%) Marketing
8 23 (2.44%) Telecoms
9 20 (2.12%) Legal
10 19 (2.01%) Fire and Rescue
11 12 (1.27%) Military
12 8 (0.85%) Banking
12 8 (0.85%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.53%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.53%) Back Office
13 5 (0.53%) Billing
13 5 (0.53%) Electronics
14 2 (0.21%) Games
15 1 (0.11%) Advertising
15 1 (0.11%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 154 (16.33%) Developer
2 101 (10.71%) Consultant
3 88 (9.33%) Analyst
4 77 (8.17%) Java Developer
5 65 (6.89%) Architect
6 60 (6.36%) Test Engineer
7 51 (5.41%) Software Engineer
8 43 (4.56%) Project Manager
8 43 (4.56%) Senior Test Engineer
9 39 (4.14%) Software Developer
10 37 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
11 33 (3.50%) Business Analyst
11 33 (3.50%) Security Consultant
12 24 (2.55%) Business Change Manager
12 24 (2.55%) Business Manager
12 24 (2.55%) Change Manager
13 23 (2.44%) Performance Engineer
13 23 (2.44%) Performance Test Engineer
13 23 (2.44%) Senior Performance Engineer
13 23 (2.44%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (5.30%) Spring
2 37 (3.92%) AngularJS
3 35 (3.71%) Node.js
3 35 (3.71%) React
4 33 (3.50%) Web Services
5 30 (3.18%) J2EE
6 27 (2.86%) Apache Camel
6 27 (2.86%) RESTful
7 22 (2.33%) .NET
8 19 (2.01%) HTML
8 19 (2.01%) REST
9 18 (1.91%) CSS
9 18 (1.91%) JSON
10 15 (1.59%) OAuth
10 15 (1.59%) SAML
10 15 (1.59%) SOAP
11 14 (1.48%) XML
12 12 (1.27%) OpenID
12 12 (1.27%) PowerMock
12 12 (1.27%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 74 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (3.50%) Public Cloud
2 33 (3.50%) User Experience
3 31 (3.29%) Data Centre
4 21 (2.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 19 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (1.80%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.48%) Driving Licence
8 11 (1.17%) PKI
9 9 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (0.74%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.64%) Mobile Computing
13 5 (0.53%) Cybercrime
13 5 (0.53%) Internet of Things
14 4 (0.42%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.42%) Credit Risk
14 4 (0.42%) Graphic Design
14 4 (0.42%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 112 (11.88%) Windows
2 101 (10.71%) Linux
3 36 (3.82%) Windows 10
4 32 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (2.65%) Windows 7
6 24 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (2.23%) Windows 8
8 20 (2.12%) CentOS
9 17 (1.80%) Ubuntu
10 16 (1.70%) Unix
11 15 (1.59%) Apple iOS
12 14 (1.48%) Android
13 8 (0.85%) Windows Server
14 7 (0.74%) Debian
15 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (15.59%) Cybersecurity
3 114 (12.09%) DevOps
4 102 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
4 102 (10.82%) Project Management
5 100 (10.60%) Test Automation
6 92 (9.76%) Analytics
7 91 (9.65%) Scrum
7 91 (9.65%) Software Engineering
8 90 (9.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 74 (7.85%) PRINCE2
10 65 (6.89%) Project Delivery
11 64 (6.79%) TDD
12 62 (6.57%) ITIL
13 60 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
14 57 (6.04%) Change Management
14 57 (6.04%) Presales
15 51 (5.41%) Mentoring
15 51 (5.41%) Migration
15 51 (5.41%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 205 (21.74%) Java
2 130 (13.79%) Python
3 83 (8.80%) C
4 73 (7.74%) JavaScript
5 71 (7.53%) C#
6 56 (5.94%) SQL
7 53 (5.62%) Ruby
8 41 (4.35%) Bash Shell
9 35 (3.71%) C++
10 17 (1.80%) Java 8
10 17 (1.80%) PowerShell
11 13 (1.38%) Scala
12 8 (0.85%) Go
12 8 (0.85%) Perl
12 8 (0.85%) R
13 7 (0.74%) VB
14 6 (0.64%) Objective-C
14 6 (0.64%) VBScript
14 6 (0.64%) XQuery
15 4 (0.42%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 533 (56.52%) SC Cleared
2 228 (24.18%) DV Cleared
3 104 (11.03%) Degree
4 44 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (4.45%) CISSP
6 34 (3.61%) CISM
7 31 (3.29%) CCNP
7 31 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (2.76%) MCSE
9 23 (2.44%) CISA
10 19 (2.01%) CRISC
11 17 (1.80%) CCNA
11 17 (1.80%) CREST Certified
12 15 (1.59%) ISTQB
12 15 (1.59%) SANS
13 13 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
13 13 (1.38%) CTC Cleared
13 13 (1.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 11 (1.17%) CESG Certified Professional
15 10 (1.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (4.88%) QA
3 29 (3.08%) NIST
4 25 (2.65%) PMO
5 24 (2.55%) GDPR
6 21 (2.23%) SLA
7 20 (2.12%) Data Quality
8 14 (1.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 13 (1.38%) PCI DSS
10 10 (1.06%) NIST 800
11 9 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 9 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.85%) NCSC
13 4 (0.42%) Actionable Recommendations
14 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 2 (0.21%) P3O
16 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
16 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 67 (7.10%) Docker
2 51 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.01%) XenApp
4 18 (1.91%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 17 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (0.95%) KVM
7 8 (0.85%) vSphere
8 6 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.53%) BitLocker
9 5 (0.53%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.21%) HDFS
10 2 (0.21%) Snort
10 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.11%) NFS
11 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 51 (5.41%) Kubernetes
2 50 (5.30%) Terraform
3 48 (5.09%) Ansible
4 43 (4.56%) SCCM
5 37 (3.92%) Puppet
6 21 (2.23%) Packer
7 16 (1.70%) Nagios
8 15 (1.59%) SCOrch
9 12 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (1.27%) ZABBIX
10 10 (1.06%) HP SiteScope
10 10 (1.06%) Prometheus
11 9 (0.95%) Consul
11 9 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (0.95%) Stealthwatch
12 7 (0.74%) Grafana
13 6 (0.64%) Graphite
13 6 (0.64%) Opsview
13 6 (0.64%) Red Hat Satellite
14 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 117 (12.41%) Microsoft
2 93 (9.86%) Oracle
3 61 (6.47%) Capita
4 39 (4.14%) Cisco
5 35 (3.71%) Red Hat
6 32 (3.39%) VMware
7 30 (3.18%) SAP
8 25 (2.65%) IBM
9 24 (2.55%) CheckPoint
10 22 (2.33%) Talend
11 21 (2.23%) Citrix
11 21 (2.23%) Google
12 18 (1.91%) Juniper
12 18 (1.91%) McAfee
12 18 (1.91%) Palo Alto
13 16 (1.70%) CA
13 16 (1.70%) Novell
14 15 (1.59%) Apple
15 14 (1.48%) HP
16 13 (1.38%) F5