Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > London
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 205 183 249
Rank change year-on-year -22 +66 +4
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 835 1,198 944
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.73% 1.97% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.93% 9.17% 5.96%
Number of salaries quoted 606 841 679
Median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £90,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38% +4.44%

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 9,347 13,071 15,828
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.36% 21.45% 22.79%
Number of salaries quoted 7,037 9,679 12,462
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £91,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +6.67%

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020. 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 -42 111 £53,750 +2.38% 34
South London -2 76 £57,500 -11.54% 27
West London +24 42 £57,500 - 28
East London +23 14 £61,250 +96.00% 2
North London -13 3 £27,000 -32.50% 2
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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.

1 518 (62.04%) SC Cleared
2 315 (37.72%) Agile Software Development
3 239 (28.62%) DV Cleared
4 177 (21.20%) Java
5 145 (17.37%) Cybersecurity
6 130 (15.57%) DevOps
7 125 (14.97%) Python
8 120 (14.37%) Public Sector
9 110 (13.17%) AWS
10 105 (12.57%) Degree
11 104 (12.46%) Linux
12 97 (11.62%) Windows
13 94 (11.26%) Stakeholder Management
14 90 (10.78%) Microsoft
15 88 (10.54%) Project Management
16 86 (10.30%) JavaScript
16 86 (10.30%) Azure
17 85 (10.18%) Analytics
18 84 (10.06%) Oracle
19 82 (9.82%) C#
20 78 (9.34%) Big Data
21 74 (8.86%) Scrum
22 73 (8.74%) Information Security
23 71 (8.50%) Police
24 70 (8.38%) C
25 68 (8.14%) Finance
26 67 (8.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
26 67 (8.02%) Test Automation
27 65 (7.78%) SQL
28 62 (7.43%) Analytical Skills

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 31 (3.71%) Confluence
2 18 (2.16%) Tomcat
3 17 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 16 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (1.44%) Apache
5 12 (1.44%) Apache Spark
6 11 (1.32%) Apache Solr
7 10 (1.20%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.08%) ArcGIS
8 9 (1.08%) GeoServer
8 9 (1.08%) Oracle Spatial
9 7 (0.84%) Red Hat Fuse
10 6 (0.72%) IIS
10 6 (0.72%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.60%) SAS
11 5 (0.60%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.24%) JBoss
13 2 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 23 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.24%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.12%) InVision
6 1 (0.12%) Sketch
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
2 9 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
3 4 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
3 4 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.36%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) HFM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle AGIS
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.12%) Relativity
5 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 110 (13.17%) AWS
2 86 (10.30%) Azure
3 21 (2.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 21 (2.51%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (2.16%) Amazon S3
4 18 (2.16%) SaaS
5 15 (1.80%) OpenShift
5 15 (1.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 14 (1.68%) Office 365
7 13 (1.56%) Amazon ELB
8 12 (1.44%) PaaS
9 11 (1.32%) IaaS
9 11 (1.32%) Power Platform
10 10 (1.20%) Amazon Glacier
10 10 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (1.20%) Boomi
10 10 (1.20%) GCP
11 6 (0.72%) BlazeMeter
11 6 (0.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.55%) Firewall
2 29 (3.47%) TCP/IP
3 21 (2.51%) DNS
3 21 (2.51%) VPN
4 20 (2.40%) LAN
4 20 (2.40%) WAN
5 17 (2.04%) HTTP
6 16 (1.92%) Network Security
7 12 (1.44%) SSH
8 10 (1.20%) DHCP
8 10 (1.20%) FTP
8 10 (1.20%) Internet
8 10 (1.20%) IPsec
8 10 (1.20%) SMTP
9 9 (1.08%) BGP
9 9 (1.08%) MPLS
9 9 (1.08%) OSPF
10 8 (0.96%) OpenVPN
10 8 (0.96%) SAN
11 6 (0.72%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (9.34%) Big Data
2 34 (4.07%) SQL Server
3 26 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (2.51%) Hadoop
5 18 (2.16%) MongoDB
6 17 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (1.32%) NoSQL
8 10 (1.20%) Oracle Database
9 9 (1.08%) GIS
9 9 (1.08%) Power BI
9 9 (1.08%) Relational Database
10 8 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (0.96%) Oracle ODI
11 6 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.60%) MySQL
12 5 (0.60%) Neo4j
13 4 (0.48%) Apache Accumulo
13 4 (0.48%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 50 (5.99%) Jenkins
2 45 (5.39%) Git (software)
3 39 (4.67%) Selenium
4 31 (3.71%) JIRA
5 26 (3.11%) WebDriver
6 21 (2.51%) JMeter
7 20 (2.40%) LoadRunner
8 16 (1.92%) Cucumber
8 16 (1.92%) Vagrant
9 13 (1.56%) JUnit
10 12 (1.44%) Maven
10 12 (1.44%) NeoLoad
10 12 (1.44%) Subversion
11 11 (1.32%) REST Assured
11 11 (1.32%) SilkPerformer
11 11 (1.32%) SoapUI
12 8 (0.96%) eggPlant
13 7 (0.84%) Jasmine
13 7 (0.84%) Karma Test Runner
13 7 (0.84%) SpecFlow
General
1 120 (14.37%) Public Sector
2 71 (8.50%) Police
3 68 (8.14%) Finance
4 61 (7.31%) Law
5 44 (5.27%) Local Government
6 34 (4.07%) Legal
7 22 (2.63%) Retail
8 20 (2.40%) Telecoms
9 16 (1.92%) Marketing
10 13 (1.56%) Military
11 11 (1.32%) Manufacturing
12 10 (1.20%) Banking
13 8 (0.96%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.84%) Back Office
15 6 (0.72%) Electronics
16 5 (0.60%) Fire and Rescue
16 5 (0.60%) Games
17 4 (0.48%) General Ledger
18 3 (0.36%) Billing
19 2 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 144 (17.25%) Developer
2 89 (10.66%) Analyst
3 67 (8.02%) Architect
4 62 (7.43%) Java Developer
5 61 (7.31%) Consultant
6 45 (5.39%) Business Analyst
7 40 (4.79%) Test Engineer
8 39 (4.67%) Project Manager
9 32 (3.83%) Tester
10 31 (3.71%) Senior Developer
11 29 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
11 29 (3.47%) Penetration Tester
11 29 (3.47%) Software Engineer
12 27 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 25 (2.99%) Junior
13 25 (2.99%) Software Developer
14 23 (2.75%) Support Engineer
15 22 (2.63%) Security Consultant
16 21 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
16 21 (2.51%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (5.87%) Spring
2 43 (5.15%) .NET
3 36 (4.31%) HTML
4 34 (4.07%) CSS
5 31 (3.71%) RESTful
6 29 (3.47%) AngularJS
7 27 (3.23%) Node.js
7 27 (3.23%) XML
8 22 (2.63%) Web Services
9 21 (2.51%) ASP.NET
10 18 (2.16%) React
11 14 (1.68%) REST
11 14 (1.68%) XML Schema
12 13 (1.56%) J2EE
12 13 (1.56%) Natural Language Processing
12 13 (1.56%) SOAP
13 10 (1.20%) HTML5
14 9 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (1.08%) CSS3
14 9 (1.08%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (5.03%) Management Information System
3 26 (3.11%) Data Centre
4 25 (2.99%) Public Cloud
5 12 (1.44%) CMDB
5 12 (1.44%) User Experience
6 11 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.20%) Driving Licence
7 10 (1.20%) Mobile Computing
8 9 (1.08%) CESG
9 8 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (0.84%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 7 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (0.72%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (0.72%) PKI
11 6 (0.72%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.60%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.60%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 104 (12.46%) Linux
2 97 (11.62%) Windows
3 35 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (4.07%) CentOS
5 23 (2.75%) Ubuntu
6 20 (2.40%) Windows 7
7 17 (2.04%) Windows 10
8 12 (1.44%) VMS
8 12 (1.44%) Windows Server
9 8 (0.96%) Debian
9 8 (0.96%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.84%) Fedora
10 7 (0.84%) Unix
11 6 (0.72%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.72%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.60%) Android
12 5 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.24%) Solaris
14 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (37.72%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (17.37%) Cybersecurity
3 130 (15.57%) DevOps
4 94 (11.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 88 (10.54%) Project Management
6 85 (10.18%) Analytics
7 74 (8.86%) Scrum
8 73 (8.74%) Information Security
9 67 (8.02%) Test Automation
10 58 (6.95%) Problem-Solving
11 56 (6.71%) Software Engineering
12 52 (6.23%) Project Delivery
13 51 (6.11%) Risk Management
14 49 (5.87%) Data Science
14 49 (5.87%) Machine Learning
15 48 (5.75%) Open Source
16 47 (5.63%) PRINCE2
17 46 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
17 46 (5.51%) Mentoring
18 43 (5.15%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 177 (21.20%) Java
2 125 (14.97%) Python
3 86 (10.30%) JavaScript
4 82 (9.82%) C#
5 70 (8.38%) C
6 65 (7.78%) SQL
7 55 (6.59%) C++
8 36 (4.31%) Ruby
9 26 (3.11%) Scala
10 24 (2.87%) Bash Shell
11 20 (2.40%) PowerShell
12 19 (2.28%) Java 8
13 14 (1.68%) XQuery
14 13 (1.56%) R
15 11 (1.32%) PL/SQL
16 10 (1.20%) Groovy
16 10 (1.20%) Perl
17 7 (0.84%) Go
17 7 (0.84%) TypeScript
17 7 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 518 (62.04%) SC Cleared
2 239 (28.62%) DV Cleared
3 105 (12.57%) Degree
4 59 (7.07%) CISSP
5 46 (5.51%) CISM
6 37 (4.43%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (4.31%) CESG Certified Professional
8 28 (3.35%) CCNP
8 28 (3.35%) CREST Certified
9 27 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 26 (3.11%) MCSE
11 23 (2.75%) CHECK Team Leader
12 22 (2.63%) CHECK Team Member
13 19 (2.28%) SANS
14 18 (2.16%) OSCP
15 17 (2.04%) CRISC
16 15 (1.80%) MCP
17 14 (1.68%) CISA
18 13 (1.56%) CCNA
18 13 (1.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (8.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (4.67%) QA
3 33 (3.95%) GDPR
4 16 (1.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 16 (1.92%) NCSC
4 16 (1.92%) PMO
5 15 (1.80%) SLA
6 14 (1.68%) Government Security Classifications
7 9 (1.08%) JSP 440
8 8 (0.96%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 8 (0.96%) NIST
9 7 (0.84%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.60%) COBIT
11 5 (0.60%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.24%) P3O
13 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (4.79%) Docker
2 30 (3.59%) Active Directory
3 27 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.20%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.08%) VirtualBox
6 8 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.84%) NFS
7 7 (0.84%) Samba
7 7 (0.84%) VMware NSX
7 7 (0.84%) Xen
8 6 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.72%) XenApp
9 4 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.48%) vSphere
10 3 (0.36%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.12%) Postfix
12 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 39 (4.67%) Ansible
2 30 (3.59%) Kubernetes
3 23 (2.75%) Terraform
4 21 (2.51%) Puppet
5 17 (2.04%) Nagios
6 13 (1.56%) SCCM
6 13 (1.56%) ZABBIX
7 9 (1.08%) vCenter Server
8 7 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
8 7 (0.84%) OpenNMS
9 6 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.60%) Salt
11 4 (0.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 3 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.36%) WSUS
13 2 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 2 (0.24%) MOM
13 2 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.24%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 90 (10.78%) Microsoft
2 84 (10.06%) Oracle
3 49 (5.87%) Capita
4 41 (4.91%) VMware
5 30 (3.59%) Cisco
6 29 (3.47%) Red Hat
7 26 (3.11%) Dell
8 20 (2.40%) Citrix
8 20 (2.40%) HP
9 17 (2.04%) SAP
10 12 (1.44%) IBM
11 11 (1.32%) SolarWinds
11 11 (1.32%) Talend
12 10 (1.20%) CheckPoint
12 10 (1.20%) Cloudera
12 10 (1.20%) F5
12 10 (1.20%) Juniper
12 10 (1.20%) MuleSoft
12 10 (1.20%) TIBCO
13 9 (1.08%) ESRI