Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > London
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 288 232
Rank change year-on-year +71 -56 -2
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,108 876 1,120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.66% 1.19% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.65% 5.27% 6.23%
Number of salaries quoted 725 590 804
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,000 £33,225 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,125 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,200 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.62% -4.84% +5.56%

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 14,485 16,614 17,990
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 21.74% 22.50% 24.31%
Number of salaries quoted 10,850 12,487 14,840
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,152 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.79% +0.28% +1.85%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,001
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55% +0.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +28 145 £55,000 +22.22% 74
South London +42 92 £65,000 +10.64% 56
West London -21 40 £45,000 -16.67% 28
East London -7 4 £45,000 -30.77% 18
North London +3 2 £60,400 +31.30% 1
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 696 (62.82%) SC Cleared
2 491 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
3 269 (24.28%) DV Cleared
4 235 (21.21%) Java
5 186 (16.79%) DevOps
6 162 (14.62%) SQL
6 162 (14.62%) Scrum
7 161 (14.53%) Linux
8 159 (14.35%) C#
9 152 (13.72%) JavaScript
10 149 (13.45%) C
11 147 (13.27%) Windows
12 146 (13.18%) Microsoft
13 142 (12.82%) Degree
14 141 (12.73%) Finance
15 140 (12.64%) Software Engineering
16 138 (12.45%) Cybersecurity
17 131 (11.82%) Amazon AWS
17 131 (11.82%) Python
18 129 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
19 127 (11.46%) Test Automation
20 124 (11.19%) Project Management
21 118 (10.65%) Oracle
21 118 (10.65%) Open Source
22 114 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
23 112 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
24 109 (9.84%) .NET
25 104 (9.39%) SQL Server
26 102 (9.21%) Firewall
27 98 (8.84%) Problem-Solving

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 64 (5.78%) SharePoint
2 35 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
3 29 (2.62%) Apache
4 23 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
5 20 (1.81%) Apache Spark
5 20 (1.81%) Confluence
6 17 (1.53%) IIS
7 16 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (1.26%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.99%) Skype for Business
10 9 (0.81%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (0.72%) GlassFish
11 8 (0.72%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.63%) Mule
13 6 (0.54%) Apache Pig
13 6 (0.54%) Moodle
13 6 (0.54%) NetWeaver
14 5 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 33 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (2.71%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.27%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.090%) Maple
8 1 (0.090%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.090%) Revit
8 1 (0.090%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 38 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.27%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.27%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.27%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.18%) Actimize
6 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 131 (11.82%) Amazon AWS
2 114 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (3.70%) Office 365
4 28 (2.53%) Dynamics 365
5 26 (2.35%) PaaS
6 23 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
7 18 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (1.62%) GitHub
7 18 (1.62%) SaaS
8 13 (1.17%) G Suite
9 9 (0.81%) IaaS
10 8 (0.72%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.63%) Amazon SageMaker
12 6 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
13 5 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.45%) npm
13 5 (0.45%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
15 3 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
16 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 102 (9.21%) Firewall
2 35 (3.16%) TCP/IP
3 26 (2.35%) Network Security
4 24 (2.17%) WAN
5 19 (1.71%) DNS
5 19 (1.71%) LAN
6 16 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (0.99%) Cisco Firepower
8 11 (0.99%) Internet
8 11 (0.99%) VPN
9 10 (0.90%) HTTP
10 9 (0.81%) Skype
11 8 (0.72%) VoIP
12 7 (0.63%) DHCP
12 7 (0.63%) FCoE
12 7 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (0.63%) SNMP
12 7 (0.63%) SSL
13 6 (0.54%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (9.39%) SQL Server
2 73 (6.59%) Big Data
3 59 (5.32%) Hadoop
4 36 (3.25%) NoSQL
5 34 (3.07%) Relational Database
6 30 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 22 (1.99%) Apache Hive
10 21 (1.90%) Power BI
11 18 (1.62%) MySQL
12 16 (1.44%) MongoDB
12 16 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
15 13 (1.17%) GIS
15 13 (1.17%) Neo4j
15 13 (1.17%) Oracle Database
16 11 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
17 10 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 96 (8.66%) Selenium
2 87 (7.85%) JIRA
3 57 (5.14%) Jenkins
4 49 (4.42%) Cucumber
5 47 (4.24%) Git (software)
6 33 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (2.80%) LoadRunner
8 28 (2.53%) JMeter
9 26 (2.35%) WebDriver
10 25 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 22 (1.99%) Visual Studio
12 19 (1.71%) JUnit
13 18 (1.62%) SoapUI
14 17 (1.53%) Bitbucket
15 15 (1.35%) Maven
16 14 (1.26%) EasyMock
17 12 (1.08%) NeoLoad
18 10 (0.90%) SilkPerformer
18 10 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
19 7 (0.63%) Redmine
General
1 141 (12.73%) Finance
2 42 (3.79%) Law
3 30 (2.71%) Retail
4 29 (2.62%) Financial Institution
5 23 (2.08%) Banking
6 17 (1.53%) Legal
6 17 (1.53%) Marketing
7 16 (1.44%) Advertising
8 15 (1.35%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.26%) Games
9 14 (1.26%) Local Government
10 11 (0.99%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.81%) Electronics
12 5 (0.45%) Back Office
13 4 (0.36%) Military
14 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.18%) Arabic Language
15 2 (0.18%) Billing
15 2 (0.18%) French Language
15 2 (0.18%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 188 (16.97%) Developer
2 168 (15.16%) Architect
3 125 (11.28%) Analyst
4 123 (11.10%) Consultant
5 88 (7.94%) Tester
6 65 (5.87%) Solutions Architect
7 61 (5.51%) Java Developer
8 56 (5.05%) Software Engineer
9 46 (4.15%) Project Manager
10 43 (3.88%) .NET Developer
11 34 (3.07%) Business Analyst
12 33 (2.98%) Penetration Tester
12 33 (2.98%) Security Architect
13 32 (2.89%) Security Consultant
14 28 (2.53%) DevOps Engineer
15 26 (2.35%) Lead Developer
16 25 (2.26%) Security Analyst
16 25 (2.26%) Senior Developer
16 25 (2.26%) Test Analyst
17 24 (2.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (9.84%) .NET
2 87 (7.85%) Web Services
3 76 (6.86%) HTML
4 70 (6.32%) CSS
5 63 (5.69%) ASP.NET
6 61 (5.51%) Spring
7 48 (4.33%) AngularJS
8 44 (3.97%) .NET Framework
9 43 (3.88%) REST
10 38 (3.43%) Node.js
11 32 (2.89%) XML
12 31 (2.80%) Hibernate
12 31 (2.80%) React
13 29 (2.62%) HTML5
14 26 (2.35%) Middleware
14 26 (2.35%) SOAP
15 24 (2.17%) Java EE
16 22 (1.99%) CSS3
17 21 (1.90%) Apache Camel
17 21 (1.90%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 129 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (3.79%) Management Information System
3 35 (3.16%) User Experience
4 27 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (1.90%) Data Centre
6 17 (1.53%) Social Media
7 16 (1.44%) Fintech
8 15 (1.35%) PMI
9 14 (1.26%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.17%) Driving Licence
11 12 (1.08%) Public Cloud
11 12 (1.08%) Replication
12 10 (0.90%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 10 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 8 (0.72%) Cyberattack
15 7 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
15 7 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
15 7 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 161 (14.53%) Linux
2 147 (13.27%) Windows
3 43 (3.88%) Windows Server
4 41 (3.70%) Unix
5 22 (1.99%) Windows 10
6 19 (1.71%) Android
6 19 (1.71%) Apple iOS
7 18 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.90%) CentOS
10 10 (0.90%) VMS
11 6 (0.54%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.36%) Solaris
13 3 (0.27%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.27%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.27%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.18%) Fedora
14 2 (0.18%) SUSE
14 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 491 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (16.79%) DevOps
3 162 (14.62%) Scrum
4 140 (12.64%) Software Engineering
5 138 (12.45%) Cybersecurity
6 127 (11.46%) Test Automation
7 124 (11.19%) Project Management
8 118 (10.65%) Open Source
9 112 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 98 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
11 91 (8.21%) TDD
12 81 (7.31%) Analytics
13 79 (7.13%) Information Security
13 79 (7.13%) ITIL
14 73 (6.59%) Mentoring
15 72 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
16 69 (6.23%) SDLC
17 68 (6.14%) Coaching
17 68 (6.14%) Waterfall
18 67 (6.05%) UML
Programming Languages
1 235 (21.21%) Java
2 162 (14.62%) SQL
3 159 (14.35%) C#
4 152 (13.72%) JavaScript
5 149 (13.45%) C
6 131 (11.82%) Python
7 59 (5.32%) C++
8 38 (3.43%) Ruby
9 34 (3.07%) Bash Shell
10 24 (2.17%) PowerShell
11 19 (1.71%) Java 8
11 19 (1.71%) R
12 18 (1.62%) PHP
12 18 (1.62%) Scala
13 15 (1.35%) ANSI SQL
14 14 (1.26%) Objective-C
14 14 (1.26%) PL/SQL
14 14 (1.26%) T-SQL
15 12 (1.08%) Groovy
16 9 (0.81%) Ada
Qualifications
1 696 (62.82%) SC Cleared
2 269 (24.28%) DV Cleared
3 142 (12.82%) Degree
4 44 (3.97%) CISSP
5 40 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (2.80%) SANS
7 30 (2.71%) CREST Certified
8 29 (2.62%) CCNA
9 27 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
11 23 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
12 21 (1.90%) CCNP
12 21 (1.90%) CISM
13 20 (1.81%) CTC Cleared
13 20 (1.81%) PMI Certification
14 19 (1.71%) PMP
15 16 (1.44%) GIAC
15 16 (1.44%) MCSE
16 15 (1.35%) ISTQB
16 15 (1.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.25%) QA
2 35 (3.16%) GDPR
3 34 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (2.26%) Data Quality
5 18 (1.62%) PCI DSS
6 14 (1.26%) PMO
7 12 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 10 (0.90%) JSP 440
9 8 (0.72%) DO-178B
9 8 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 12207
9 8 (0.72%) MISRA
9 8 (0.72%) MISRA C
10 7 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.45%) SLA
12 4 (0.36%) GxP
12 4 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (0.36%) ISO 20022
13 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 72 (6.50%) Docker
2 61 (5.51%) Active Directory
3 50 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (2.35%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.08%) VirtualBox
7 10 (0.90%) VMware NSX
8 7 (0.63%) NFS
8 7 (0.63%) Samba
9 6 (0.54%) ProxySG
9 6 (0.54%) vSphere
10 4 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.27%) Squid
11 3 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.27%) Xen
12 2 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.18%) Postfix
12 2 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 53 (4.78%) Ansible
2 50 (4.51%) Kubernetes
2 50 (4.51%) Terraform
3 43 (3.88%) Puppet
4 39 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (1.08%) vCenter Server
7 10 (0.90%) Packer
8 9 (0.81%) Docker Swarm
8 9 (0.81%) Nagios
9 8 (0.72%) HP ALM
10 6 (0.54%) Prometheus
10 6 (0.54%) Salt
11 5 (0.45%) SCOM
12 4 (0.36%) Consul
12 4 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.27%) Grafana
13 3 (0.27%) Graphite
13 3 (0.27%) SCCM
13 3 (0.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 146 (13.18%) Microsoft
2 118 (10.65%) Oracle
3 69 (6.23%) VMware
4 46 (4.15%) Cisco
5 44 (3.97%) Google
6 38 (3.43%) SAP
7 29 (2.62%) HP
8 24 (2.17%) IBM
9 23 (2.08%) Citrix
10 22 (1.99%) F5
11 21 (1.90%) Tableau
12 18 (1.62%) Juniper
12 18 (1.62%) Red Hat
13 15 (1.35%) CheckPoint
14 13 (1.17%) Dell
14 13 (1.17%) NetApp
14 13 (1.17%) SolarWinds
15 11 (0.99%) Cloudera
15 11 (0.99%) EMC
15 11 (0.99%) Fortinet