Period
to 25 July 2021

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 25 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > London
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 137 144 166
Rank change year-on-year +7 +22 +92
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,138 701 1,216
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.54% 2.38% 2.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.21% 11.83% 10.15%
Number of salaries quoted 738 492 832
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,846 £37,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £44,371 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +13.04% - -4.17%
75th Percentile £83,438 £72,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £80,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £56,914 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +8.41% +0.96% +9.47%

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 8,011 5,927 11,978
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.88% 20.16% 20.84%
Number of salaries quoted 5,099 4,489 9,114
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £46,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £85,000 £81,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £101,250 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 25 July 2021.

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 25 July 2021. 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 +61 167 £60,000 +9.09% 56
South London +4 120 £65,000 +8.33% 24
West London -29 15 £63,250 +23.41% 21
East London +1 5 £52,500 -19.23% 7
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2021, 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.

1 781 (68.63%) SC Cleared
2 411 (36.12%) Agile Software Development
3 323 (28.38%) Social Skills
4 298 (26.19%) AWS
5 260 (22.85%) DevOps
6 225 (19.77%) Public Sector
7 205 (18.01%) Azure
8 191 (16.78%) Java
9 173 (15.20%) Finance
10 171 (15.03%) Docker
11 168 (14.76%) Kubernetes
12 164 (14.41%) Oracle
13 162 (14.24%) DV Cleared
14 161 (14.15%) Jenkins
15 155 (13.62%) Microsoft
16 154 (13.53%) Linux
16 154 (13.53%) SaaS
17 149 (13.09%) Python
18 146 (12.83%) Scrum
19 136 (11.95%) Terraform
19 136 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
20 135 (11.86%) Analytics
21 134 (11.78%) Software Engineering
22 133 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
23 124 (10.90%) Open Source
24 120 (10.54%) Project Delivery
25 113 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
26 112 (9.84%) Cybersecurity
26 112 (9.84%) Project Management
27 108 (9.49%) Ansible

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 36 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.93%) Confluence
3 19 (1.67%) Apache Spark
4 14 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (0.97%) Skype for Business
6 10 (0.88%) WebSphere
7 9 (0.79%) IIS
7 9 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (0.70%) Apache
8 8 (0.70%) CMS
8 8 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (0.62%) SAS
10 5 (0.44%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.35%) Headless CMS
11 4 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.35%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.26%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.18%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 34 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (2.72%) Microsoft Project
3 24 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
4 20 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (1.32%) Oracle Smart View
6 9 (0.79%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.18%) Gephi
8 2 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.088%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 95 (8.35%) Oracle ERP
2 34 (2.99%) Oracle Applications
3 28 (2.46%) Oracle Payables
3 28 (2.46%) Oracle Receivables
4 22 (1.93%) Oracle General Ledger
5 21 (1.85%) Oracle Cash Management
6 20 (1.76%) Oracle EBS
7 15 (1.32%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 14 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
9 10 (0.88%) SAP S/4HANA
10 9 (0.79%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 7 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
11 7 (0.62%) Oracle Assets
11 7 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
12 6 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
12 6 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 5 (0.44%) Oracle Payroll
14 4 (0.35%) Oracle HRMS
15 3 (0.26%) SAP PP
16 2 (0.18%) Oracle Manufacturing
Cloud Services
1 298 (26.19%) AWS
2 205 (18.01%) Azure
3 154 (13.53%) SaaS
4 96 (8.44%) PaaS
5 93 (8.17%) IaaS
6 62 (5.45%) GCP
7 60 (5.27%) Serverless
8 47 (4.13%) GitHub
8 47 (4.13%) Power Platform
9 29 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
10 21 (1.85%) PowerApps
11 20 (1.76%) Power Automate
12 19 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
13 18 (1.58%) Amazon EKS
13 18 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
13 18 (1.58%) Microsoft 365
14 14 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
14 14 (1.23%) Azure Logic Apps
15 12 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 45 (3.95%) Firewall
2 24 (2.11%) VPN
3 21 (1.85%) DNS
4 18 (1.58%) Network Security
5 17 (1.49%) DHCP
6 13 (1.14%) TCP/IP
7 12 (1.05%) Cisco Firepower
8 11 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (0.88%) Internet
9 10 (0.88%) LAN
9 10 (0.88%) WAN
10 9 (0.79%) Ethernet
11 8 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (0.70%) SNMP
11 8 (0.70%) VoIP
12 7 (0.62%) Cisco ISE
12 7 (0.62%) SD-WAN
12 7 (0.62%) SMTP
12 7 (0.62%) SSH
13 6 (0.53%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (6.94%) Big Data
2 52 (4.57%) PostgreSQL
3 41 (3.60%) NoSQL
4 40 (3.51%) SQL Server
5 31 (2.72%) Power BI
6 27 (2.37%) Oracle Reports
7 26 (2.28%) Relational Database
8 25 (2.20%) Hadoop
9 20 (1.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 19 (1.67%) MongoDB
11 18 (1.58%) MySQL
11 18 (1.58%) Tableau
12 16 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
13 15 (1.32%) OLTP
13 15 (1.32%) Oracle Database
14 13 (1.14%) Amazon Aurora
15 12 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
16 11 (0.97%) Oracle Exadata
16 11 (0.97%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 161 (14.15%) Jenkins
2 97 (8.52%) Git (software)
3 54 (4.75%) JIRA
4 44 (3.87%) GitLab
5 43 (3.78%) Maven
6 32 (2.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 30 (2.64%) JUnit
8 27 (2.37%) Selenium
9 22 (1.93%) Cucumber
9 22 (1.93%) Mockito
10 18 (1.58%) JMeter
11 16 (1.41%) Bitbucket
11 16 (1.41%) SonarQube
12 14 (1.23%) DbUnit
12 14 (1.23%) jMock
12 14 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
13 13 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
14 12 (1.05%) SoapUI
15 11 (0.97%) REST Assured
16 10 (0.88%) Postman
General
1 323 (28.38%) Social Skills
2 225 (19.77%) Public Sector
3 173 (15.20%) Finance
4 67 (5.89%) Marketing
5 62 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
6 51 (4.48%) Law
6 51 (4.48%) Presentation Skills
7 49 (4.31%) Influencing Skills
7 49 (4.31%) Retail
8 34 (2.99%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 34 (2.99%) Manufacturing
9 32 (2.81%) Documentation Skills
10 21 (1.85%) Games
10 21 (1.85%) Telecoms
11 20 (1.76%) General Ledger
12 17 (1.49%) Organisational Skills
13 16 (1.41%) Aerospace
14 15 (1.32%) Electronics
15 13 (1.14%) Legal
15 13 (1.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 178 (15.64%) Architect
2 172 (15.11%) Consultant
3 154 (13.53%) Developer
4 119 (10.46%) DevOps Engineer
5 73 (6.41%) Java Developer
6 67 (5.89%) Project Manager
7 62 (5.45%) Oracle Consultant
8 61 (5.36%) Cloud Consultant
9 56 (4.92%) Analyst
10 54 (4.75%) Software Engineer
11 46 (4.04%) Senior Consultant
12 45 (3.95%) AWS DevOps
13 44 (3.87%) Senior Manager
14 42 (3.69%) Cloud Architect
15 41 (3.60%) AWS Engineer
16 38 (3.34%) Solutions Architect
17 37 (3.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 36 (3.16%) Functional Consultant
19 35 (3.08%) Oracle Project Manager
19 35 (3.08%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (7.82%) Web Services
2 74 (6.50%) REST
3 69 (6.06%) React
4 67 (5.89%) Spring
5 50 (4.39%) Middleware
6 38 (3.34%) .NET
7 37 (3.25%) Hibernate
8 34 (2.99%) HTML
8 34 (2.99%) Node.js
9 33 (2.90%) CSS
10 32 (2.81%) RESTful
11 31 (2.72%) AngularJS
12 29 (2.55%) GraphQL
13 26 (2.28%) SOAP
14 22 (1.93%) JavaBeans
15 20 (1.76%) JSON
16 19 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
16 19 (1.67%) Kafka
17 18 (1.58%) ActiveMQ
17 18 (1.58%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 68 (5.98%) Public Cloud
2 33 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
3 31 (2.72%) Management Information System
4 27 (2.37%) Cloud Native
5 23 (2.02%) Algorithms
6 20 (1.76%) Data Centre
6 20 (1.76%) User Experience
7 16 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (1.32%) PKI
9 13 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (1.14%) NHS
10 12 (1.05%) CMDB
10 12 (1.05%) Data Structures
11 11 (0.97%) Blog
12 10 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (0.62%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.62%) SCADA
13 7 (0.62%) Security Operations Centre
14 6 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
14 6 (0.53%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 154 (13.53%) Linux
2 73 (6.41%) Windows
3 32 (2.81%) Unix
4 25 (2.20%) Windows Server
5 19 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (1.23%) CentOS
7 9 (0.79%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.79%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.62%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (0.62%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (0.53%) Android
9 6 (0.53%) Debian
10 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.26%) watchOS
11 3 (0.26%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.18%) AIX
12 2 (0.18%) Solaris
12 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (36.12%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (22.85%) DevOps
3 146 (12.83%) Scrum
4 136 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
5 135 (11.86%) Analytics
6 134 (11.78%) Software Engineering
7 133 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 124 (10.90%) Open Source
9 120 (10.54%) Project Delivery
10 113 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
11 112 (9.84%) Cybersecurity
11 112 (9.84%) Project Management
12 105 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
12 105 (9.23%) ERP
13 94 (8.26%) Microservices
14 87 (7.64%) Migration
15 81 (7.12%) Presales
16 76 (6.68%) ITIL
17 73 (6.41%) Configuration Management
18 71 (6.24%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 191 (16.78%) Java
2 149 (13.09%) Python
3 100 (8.79%) SQL
4 99 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 80 (7.03%) C
6 62 (5.45%) PowerShell
7 59 (5.18%) C#
8 42 (3.69%) Bash Shell
9 32 (2.81%) Java 8
10 27 (2.37%) Ruby
11 22 (1.93%) Go
12 21 (1.85%) PL/SQL
13 19 (1.67%) C++
13 19 (1.67%) Perl
13 19 (1.67%) R
14 12 (1.05%) Scala
15 8 (0.70%) Groovy
15 8 (0.70%) PHP
15 8 (0.70%) TypeScript
16 7 (0.62%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 781 (68.63%) SC Cleared
2 162 (14.24%) DV Cleared
3 106 (9.31%) Degree
4 105 (9.23%) Oracle Certification
5 95 (8.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 35 (3.08%) CISSP
7 26 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (1.58%) CCNA
9 17 (1.49%) AWS Certification
9 17 (1.49%) CISM
10 12 (1.05%) CESG Certified Professional
10 12 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (1.05%) OCP
11 11 (0.97%) CTC Cleared
12 10 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.79%) CIPD
13 9 (0.79%) SANS
14 8 (0.70%) CCNP
15 7 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.83%) GDPR
2 31 (2.72%) QA
3 20 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.67%) NCSC
5 15 (1.32%) JSP 440
6 14 (1.23%) Accessibility
7 12 (1.05%) SLA
8 11 (0.97%) NIST
9 10 (0.88%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.70%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.70%) RMADS
11 7 (0.62%) Def Stans
11 7 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 7 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 6 (0.53%) Government Security Classifications
12 6 (0.53%) IEC 61508
13 5 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (0.44%) NIST 800
13 5 (0.44%) PA-DSS
13 5 (0.44%) PMO
System Software
1 171 (15.03%) Docker
2 52 (4.57%) Active Directory
3 46 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.23%) Postfix
6 13 (1.14%) VMware NSX
7 10 (0.88%) Forefront TMG
8 8 (0.70%) vSphere
9 6 (0.53%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
9 6 (0.53%) XenApp
10 5 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.35%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.18%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.18%) HDFS
13 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 168 (14.76%) Kubernetes
2 136 (11.95%) Terraform
3 108 (9.49%) Ansible
4 60 (5.27%) Puppet
5 29 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (2.20%) Prometheus
7 22 (1.93%) SCOM
8 18 (1.58%) Packer
9 17 (1.49%) Grafana
10 13 (1.14%) Consul
11 12 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
11 12 (1.05%) Kibana
12 10 (0.88%) Graphite
12 10 (0.88%) Nessus
12 10 (0.88%) SCCM
13 9 (0.79%) CFEngine
13 9 (0.79%) Istio
14 8 (0.70%) Nagios
15 7 (0.62%) FortiGate
15 7 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 164 (14.41%) Oracle
2 155 (13.62%) Microsoft
3 51 (4.48%) VMware
4 45 (3.95%) Google
5 33 (2.90%) Cisco
6 25 (2.20%) SAP
7 21 (1.85%) Red Hat
8 14 (1.23%) Juniper
9 13 (1.14%) Citrix
9 13 (1.14%) F5
10 12 (1.05%) Cognizant
10 12 (1.05%) McAfee
11 11 (0.97%) Atlassian
11 11 (0.97%) Hyperion
12 10 (0.88%) Delphix
12 10 (0.88%) SolarWinds
13 9 (0.79%) Fortinet
13 9 (0.79%) MuleSoft
13 9 (0.79%) NetApp
13 9 (0.79%) ServiceNow