Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > London
6 months to
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 182 246 272
Rank change year-on-year +64 +26 -57
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,068 1,062 978
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.90% 1.55% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.40% 6.82% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 766 731 689
London median annual salary £56,588 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.69% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £35,625 £34,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £86,250 £86,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 11,365 15,564 17,018
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.25% 22.70% 22.92%
Number of salaries quoted 8,518 11,534 12,604
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +0.11%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +50 148 £52,500 -4.55% 31
South London +6 99 £57,500 -11.54% 25
West London -8 32 £40,000 -29.20% 37
North London +13 10 £30,000 -50.33% 3
East London +33 7 £73,500 +30.67% 9
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 560 (52.43%) SC Cleared
2 421 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
3 254 (23.78%) DV Cleared
4 242 (22.66%) Java
5 202 (18.91%) Public Sector
6 166 (15.54%) Python
7 163 (15.26%) AWS
8 158 (14.79%) Linux
9 155 (14.51%) Finance
10 152 (14.23%) Cybersecurity
11 151 (14.14%) Windows
12 137 (12.83%) Test Automation
13 132 (12.36%) DevOps
14 130 (12.17%) Oracle
15 125 (11.70%) Docker
16 120 (11.24%) Microsoft
17 119 (11.14%) Scrum
17 119 (11.14%) Problem-Solving
18 114 (10.67%) Analytics
19 112 (10.49%) Degree
19 112 (10.49%) SQL
20 111 (10.39%) Git (software)
21 108 (10.11%) C
22 106 (9.93%) Project Management
23 105 (9.83%) JavaScript
24 103 (9.64%) TDD
25 102 (9.55%) JIRA
26 99 (9.27%) Azure
27 96 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
28 93 (8.71%) Selenium

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 49 (4.59%) Confluence
2 29 (2.72%) Apache
3 27 (2.53%) nginx
4 26 (2.43%) SharePoint
5 23 (2.15%) Apache Spark
6 16 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (1.22%) WebSphere
8 11 (1.03%) JBoss
9 10 (0.94%) Documentum
10 9 (0.84%) Skype for Business
10 9 (0.84%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.84%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.56%) IIS
12 6 (0.56%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.47%) SAS
14 4 (0.37%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
15 3 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 30 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.28%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.094%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.094%) InVision
9 1 (0.094%) Sketch
9 1 (0.094%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.66%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.28%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 3 (0.28%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.28%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.094%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.094%) HFM
5 1 (0.094%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.094%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.094%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.094%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.094%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 163 (15.26%) AWS
2 99 (9.27%) Azure
3 46 (4.31%) Office 365
4 41 (3.84%) PaaS
5 31 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
6 28 (2.62%) OpenShift
7 22 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
8 21 (1.97%) Serverless
9 20 (1.87%) SaaS
10 19 (1.78%) IaaS
11 18 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
12 17 (1.59%) G Suite
13 16 (1.50%) Amazon S3
14 14 (1.31%) Slack
15 13 (1.22%) GCP
16 10 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
17 9 (0.84%) Boomi
18 8 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
18 8 (0.75%) Power Platform
19 6 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (6.27%) Firewall
2 44 (4.12%) TCP/IP
3 42 (3.93%) Network Security
4 39 (3.65%) DNS
5 34 (3.18%) WAN
6 30 (2.81%) VPN
7 28 (2.62%) LAN
8 25 (2.34%) VoIP
9 24 (2.25%) Internet
10 19 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (1.50%) Wireless
12 14 (1.31%) Cisco Firepower
13 13 (1.22%) MPLS
14 12 (1.12%) Asterisk PBX
15 11 (1.03%) Broadband
15 11 (1.03%) STUN
16 10 (0.94%) BGP
16 10 (0.94%) ISDN
17 9 (0.84%) SAN
18 8 (0.75%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (6.27%) PostgreSQL
2 46 (4.31%) SQL Server
3 43 (4.03%) Big Data
4 32 (3.00%) MySQL
5 24 (2.25%) Hadoop
6 22 (2.06%) Relational Database
7 19 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (1.50%) NoSQL
9 14 (1.31%) Oracle Database
10 10 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (0.84%) Neo4j
12 8 (0.75%) Apache Accumulo
12 8 (0.75%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.75%) Power BI
12 8 (0.75%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.66%) SAP HANA
14 6 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
14 6 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 111 (10.39%) Git (software)
2 102 (9.55%) JIRA
3 93 (8.71%) Selenium
4 84 (7.87%) Jenkins
5 68 (6.37%) JMeter
6 47 (4.40%) LoadRunner
7 37 (3.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 37 (3.46%) Cucumber
8 36 (3.37%) JUnit
9 34 (3.18%) Mockito
10 31 (2.90%) Bitbucket
10 31 (2.90%) WebDriver
11 28 (2.62%) Maven
12 26 (2.43%) NeoLoad
13 24 (2.25%) MSI
14 23 (2.15%) SilkPerformer
15 22 (2.06%) SoapUI
16 21 (1.97%) InstallShield
17 20 (1.87%) SonarQube
18 18 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 202 (18.91%) Public Sector
2 155 (14.51%) Finance
3 60 (5.62%) Police
4 53 (4.96%) Law
5 52 (4.87%) Local Government
6 29 (2.72%) Telecoms
7 27 (2.53%) Retail
8 22 (2.06%) Marketing
9 19 (1.78%) Fire and Rescue
10 13 (1.22%) Military
11 9 (0.84%) Advertising
11 9 (0.84%) Legal
11 9 (0.84%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.75%) Banking
13 7 (0.66%) Electronics
14 6 (0.56%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.47%) Back Office
16 3 (0.28%) Billing
16 3 (0.28%) Games
17 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 189 (17.70%) Developer
2 132 (12.36%) Analyst
3 119 (11.14%) Consultant
4 80 (7.49%) Java Developer
5 78 (7.30%) Architect
6 56 (5.24%) Test Engineer
7 53 (4.96%) Business Analyst
8 46 (4.31%) DevOps Engineer
9 45 (4.21%) Software Developer
10 43 (4.03%) Project Manager
11 39 (3.65%) Senior Test Engineer
12 37 (3.46%) Software Engineer
13 33 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
14 29 (2.72%) Security Consultant
15 27 (2.53%) Senior Developer
15 27 (2.53%) Test Analyst
16 24 (2.25%) Performance Engineer
16 24 (2.25%) Performance Test Engineer
17 23 (2.15%) Business Manager
17 23 (2.15%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (5.62%) Spring
2 55 (5.15%) AngularJS
3 47 (4.40%) Web Services
4 45 (4.21%) RESTful
5 43 (4.03%) HTML
5 43 (4.03%) Node.js
6 42 (3.93%) React
7 40 (3.75%) .NET
7 40 (3.75%) CSS
8 34 (3.18%) Apache Camel
8 34 (3.18%) REST
9 32 (3.00%) J2EE
10 31 (2.90%) OAuth
10 31 (2.90%) SAML
11 28 (2.62%) ASP.NET
12 27 (2.53%) SOAP
13 26 (2.43%) JSON
14 22 (2.06%) Middleware
15 21 (1.97%) LAMP
15 21 (1.97%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (3.84%) Hybrid Cloud
2 41 (3.84%) User Experience
3 40 (3.75%) Public Cloud
4 36 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (2.90%) Data Centre
6 15 (1.40%) Management Information System
6 15 (1.40%) PKI
7 12 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
9 9 (0.84%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (0.66%) Cloud Native
11 7 (0.66%) Internet of Things
11 7 (0.66%) Security Operations Centre
11 7 (0.66%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.56%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.56%) Replication
13 5 (0.47%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 158 (14.79%) Linux
2 151 (14.14%) Windows
3 62 (5.81%) Windows 10
4 40 (3.75%) Apple iOS
5 39 (3.65%) Android
6 29 (2.72%) Unix
7 26 (2.43%) Ubuntu
8 24 (2.25%) Windows 7
9 23 (2.15%) Windows 8
10 22 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.75%) CentOS
12 8 (0.75%) Windows Server
13 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.19%) AIX
14 2 (0.19%) Debian
14 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.19%) Solaris
15 1 (0.094%) Fedora
15 1 (0.094%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (14.23%) Cybersecurity
3 137 (12.83%) Test Automation
4 132 (12.36%) DevOps
5 119 (11.14%) Problem-Solving
5 119 (11.14%) Scrum
6 114 (10.67%) Analytics
7 106 (9.93%) Project Management
8 103 (9.64%) TDD
9 96 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
10 80 (7.49%) Open Source
11 78 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
11 78 (7.30%) Software Engineering
12 71 (6.65%) Presales
13 69 (6.46%) ITIL
14 68 (6.37%) Project Delivery
15 63 (5.90%) Migration
15 63 (5.90%) SDLC
16 59 (5.52%) PRINCE2
17 58 (5.43%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 242 (22.66%) Java
2 166 (15.54%) Python
3 112 (10.49%) SQL
4 108 (10.11%) C
5 105 (9.83%) JavaScript
6 91 (8.52%) C#
7 71 (6.65%) Bash Shell
8 67 (6.27%) Ruby
9 50 (4.68%) C++
10 28 (2.62%) PowerShell
11 22 (2.06%) Go
12 17 (1.59%) Objective-C
13 14 (1.31%) Java 8
14 13 (1.22%) Perl
15 11 (1.03%) R
15 11 (1.03%) T-SQL
16 10 (0.94%) Scala
17 9 (0.84%) VB
17 9 (0.84%) VBScript
18 7 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 560 (52.43%) SC Cleared
2 254 (23.78%) DV Cleared
3 112 (10.49%) Degree
4 42 (3.93%) CISSP
5 41 (3.84%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (2.72%) MCSE
8 25 (2.34%) CCNP
9 23 (2.15%) CISM
10 21 (1.97%) CCNA
11 19 (1.78%) ISTQB
12 18 (1.69%) CISA
13 17 (1.59%) CTC Cleared
13 17 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 17 (1.59%) SANS
14 16 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
15 15 (1.40%) AWS Certification
16 12 (1.12%) CEH
17 11 (1.03%) CRISC
18 10 (0.94%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.78%) QA
2 50 (4.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (3.28%) GDPR
4 27 (2.53%) Data Quality
5 25 (2.34%) NIST
6 22 (2.06%) SLA
7 21 (1.97%) PMO
8 16 (1.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 16 (1.50%) PCI DSS
9 12 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 12 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.94%) NCSC
10 10 (0.94%) NIST 800
11 6 (0.56%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.37%) Actionable Recommendations
12 4 (0.37%) P3O
13 3 (0.28%) ISO 22301
14 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 1 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 125 (11.70%) Docker
2 53 (4.96%) Active Directory
3 26 (2.43%) XenApp
4 25 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 23 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (2.06%) KVM
7 19 (1.78%) Hyper-V
8 14 (1.31%) vSphere
9 9 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.56%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.37%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.37%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.28%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.19%) HDFS
13 2 (0.19%) NFS
13 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.094%) Samba
14 1 (0.094%) Snort
Systems Management
1 65 (6.09%) Terraform
2 64 (5.99%) Ansible
3 60 (5.62%) Kubernetes
4 56 (5.24%) Puppet
5 47 (4.40%) SCCM
6 25 (2.34%) Packer
7 22 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
8 21 (1.97%) Nagios
9 18 (1.69%) Prometheus
10 17 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
10 17 (1.59%) ZABBIX
11 14 (1.31%) HP SiteScope
12 13 (1.22%) SCOrch
13 12 (1.12%) Stealthwatch
14 9 (0.84%) Consul
15 7 (0.66%) Grafana
16 6 (0.56%) Graphite
16 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
16 6 (0.56%) Opsview
17 5 (0.47%) Salt
Vendors
1 130 (12.17%) Oracle
2 120 (11.24%) Microsoft
3 54 (5.06%) IBM
4 50 (4.68%) Cisco
5 49 (4.59%) Capita
6 40 (3.75%) SAP
7 37 (3.46%) Red Hat
8 33 (3.09%) VMware
9 32 (3.00%) Google
10 31 (2.90%) Juniper
11 26 (2.43%) CheckPoint
11 26 (2.43%) HP
12 22 (2.06%) Talend
13 21 (1.97%) Novell
14 20 (1.87%) Palo Alto
15 17 (1.59%) Citrix
16 16 (1.50%) Tableau
17 15 (1.40%) SaltStack
18 14 (1.31%) Apple
18 14 (1.31%) CA