Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > London
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 173 111 207
Rank change year-on-year -62 +96 +27
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,098 591 986
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.19% 3.05% 1.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.65% 15.19% 8.97%
Number of salaries quoted 724 436 758
10th Percentile £42,500 £35,686 £34,700
25th Percentile £53,750 £44,371 £40,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -8.33%
75th Percentile £87,500 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £54,380 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.33% +3.58% +5.00%

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 8,679 3,891 10,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.34% 20.11% 20.08%
Number of salaries quoted 5,363 3,100 8,358
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £47,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £78,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £110,000 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -2 120 £60,000 +63.24% 44
South London -26 94 £72,500 +11.54% 18
West London -70 21 £49,000 +16.67% 26
East London -24 1 - - 10
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 773 (70.40%) SC Cleared
2 433 (39.44%) Agile Software Development
3 351 (31.97%) Social Skills
4 296 (26.96%) AWS
5 240 (21.86%) Public Sector
6 230 (20.95%) DevOps
7 222 (20.22%) Azure
8 192 (17.49%) Java
9 182 (16.58%) Finance
10 158 (14.39%) Jenkins
11 157 (14.30%) Docker
12 143 (13.02%) Analytics
13 137 (12.48%) Microsoft
14 134 (12.20%) Oracle
15 132 (12.02%) Scrum
15 132 (12.02%) Problem-Solving
16 130 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
17 129 (11.75%) Kubernetes
18 128 (11.66%) Cybersecurity
19 127 (11.57%) Python
20 121 (11.02%) Software Engineering
20 121 (11.02%) Terraform
21 119 (10.84%) Project Management
21 119 (10.84%) Open Source
22 116 (10.56%) Linux
23 112 (10.20%) Project Delivery
24 110 (10.02%) Degree
24 110 (10.02%) Mentoring
25 100 (9.11%) Presales
26 98 (8.93%) SaaS

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 33 (3.01%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.55%) Confluence
3 14 (1.28%) SAS
4 13 (1.18%) IIS
5 12 (1.09%) Apache Spark
6 9 (0.82%) Apache
7 8 (0.73%) CMS
8 7 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.46%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.36%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.27%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.27%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.18%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.18%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.18%) WinCC
Applications
1 37 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (2.46%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.46%) Oracle Smart View
6 4 (0.36%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.091%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.091%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 59 (5.37%) Oracle ERP
2 33 (3.01%) Oracle Applications
3 16 (1.46%) Oracle Payables
3 16 (1.46%) Oracle Receivables
4 15 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (1.37%) SAP S/4HANA
5 12 (1.09%) Oracle General Ledger
6 11 (1.00%) Oracle Cash Management
6 11 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
8 8 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
9 7 (0.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 5 (0.46%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 4 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
11 4 (0.36%) Oracle Payroll
12 3 (0.27%) SAP CO
12 3 (0.27%) SAP FI
12 3 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
13 2 (0.18%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 296 (26.96%) AWS
2 222 (20.22%) Azure
3 98 (8.93%) SaaS
4 70 (6.38%) GCP
5 64 (5.83%) PaaS
6 56 (5.10%) Serverless
7 55 (5.01%) GitHub
7 55 (5.01%) IaaS
8 48 (4.37%) Power Platform
9 31 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
10 22 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
10 22 (2.00%) PowerApps
11 20 (1.82%) iPaaS
12 19 (1.73%) Dynamics 365
12 19 (1.73%) Power Automate
13 18 (1.64%) Microsoft 365
14 16 (1.46%) Slack
15 15 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
16 14 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
17 12 (1.09%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.73%) Firewall
2 23 (2.09%) VPN
3 15 (1.37%) DNS
4 11 (1.00%) SSH
5 10 (0.91%) DHCP
5 10 (0.91%) Network Security
6 9 (0.82%) SNMP
6 9 (0.82%) VoIP
7 8 (0.73%) Ethernet
7 8 (0.73%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.64%) LAN
8 7 (0.64%) Wireless
9 6 (0.55%) WAN
10 5 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.36%) Cisco Firepower
11 4 (0.36%) SAN
11 4 (0.36%) SMTP
11 4 (0.36%) Software-Defined Networking
12 3 (0.27%) Cisco ISE
12 3 (0.27%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (6.92%) Big Data
2 56 (5.10%) PostgreSQL
3 33 (3.01%) SQL Server
4 32 (2.91%) Hadoop
5 31 (2.82%) NoSQL
5 31 (2.82%) Power BI
6 29 (2.64%) Relational Database
7 25 (2.28%) Amazon RDS
8 22 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (1.82%) Tableau
10 15 (1.37%) Oracle Database
11 14 (1.28%) Amazon Aurora
12 12 (1.09%) GIS
12 12 (1.09%) Oracle Exadata
13 11 (1.00%) MySQL
14 10 (0.91%) OLTP
14 10 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
15 9 (0.82%) MongoDB
15 9 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (0.73%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 158 (14.39%) Jenkins
2 90 (8.20%) Git (software)
3 53 (4.83%) JIRA
4 47 (4.28%) Maven
5 43 (3.92%) JUnit
6 30 (2.73%) GitLab
7 28 (2.55%) Cucumber
7 28 (2.55%) Selenium
8 21 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 21 (1.91%) Mockito
8 21 (1.91%) Postman
9 19 (1.73%) SonarQube
10 17 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (1.46%) DbUnit
11 16 (1.46%) jMock
12 15 (1.37%) Serenity BDD
13 14 (1.28%) TestNG
14 13 (1.18%) Bitbucket
14 13 (1.18%) NUnit
15 12 (1.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 351 (31.97%) Social Skills
2 240 (21.86%) Public Sector
3 182 (16.58%) Finance
4 63 (5.74%) Presentation Skills
5 62 (5.65%) Marketing
6 52 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
7 51 (4.64%) Retail
8 39 (3.55%) Law
9 35 (3.19%) Influencing Skills
10 32 (2.91%) Manufacturing
11 29 (2.64%) Documentation Skills
12 23 (2.09%) Telecoms
13 19 (1.73%) Games
13 19 (1.73%) Military
14 18 (1.64%) Police
15 15 (1.37%) Organisational Skills
16 13 (1.18%) Electronics
16 13 (1.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 12 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (1.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 183 (16.67%) Architect
2 158 (14.39%) Developer
3 140 (12.75%) Consultant
4 90 (8.20%) DevOps Engineer
5 74 (6.74%) Java Developer
6 72 (6.56%) Project Manager
7 61 (5.56%) Software Engineer
8 60 (5.46%) Analyst
9 47 (4.28%) Solutions Architect
10 42 (3.83%) Senior Manager
11 40 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
12 37 (3.37%) Security Architect
13 35 (3.19%) AWS Engineer
14 34 (3.10%) Senior Developer
15 33 (3.01%) Oracle Project Manager
15 33 (3.01%) Senior Consultant
16 32 (2.91%) Senior Project Manager
17 31 (2.82%) AWS DevOps
18 30 (2.73%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 30 (2.73%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (7.56%) REST
2 71 (6.47%) Spring
3 65 (5.92%) Web Services
4 59 (5.37%) React
5 48 (4.37%) Hibernate
6 46 (4.19%) .NET
7 44 (4.01%) AngularJS
7 44 (4.01%) RESTful
8 41 (3.73%) Middleware
9 31 (2.82%) GraphQL
10 28 (2.55%) SOAP
11 26 (2.37%) JavaBeans
12 24 (2.19%) HTML
13 23 (2.09%) ActiveMQ
13 23 (2.09%) CSS
14 21 (1.91%) Spring Cloud
15 20 (1.82%) Node.js
16 17 (1.55%) PowerMock
17 14 (1.28%) Spring Boot
18 13 (1.18%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 77 (7.01%) Greenfield Project
2 52 (4.74%) Public Cloud
3 48 (4.37%) Management Information System
4 30 (2.73%) Cloud Native
5 26 (2.37%) User Experience
6 19 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (1.46%) Algorithms
7 16 (1.46%) Cyberthreat
8 15 (1.37%) Data Centre
8 15 (1.37%) NHS
9 14 (1.28%) SCADA
10 10 (0.91%) Blog
10 10 (0.91%) Driving Licence
10 10 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (0.91%) Mobile App
11 9 (0.82%) CMDB
11 9 (0.82%) Smart Meter
12 8 (0.73%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.55%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 116 (10.56%) Linux
2 67 (6.10%) Windows
3 40 (3.64%) Unix
4 20 (1.82%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.37%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.18%) Android
7 9 (0.82%) CentOS
8 8 (0.73%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.55%) VMS
11 4 (0.36%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.36%) watchOS
11 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.27%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.091%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.091%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 433 (39.44%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (20.95%) DevOps
3 143 (13.02%) Analytics
4 132 (12.02%) Problem-Solving
4 132 (12.02%) Scrum
5 130 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 128 (11.66%) Cybersecurity
7 121 (11.02%) Software Engineering
8 119 (10.84%) Open Source
8 119 (10.84%) Project Management
9 112 (10.20%) Project Delivery
10 110 (10.02%) Mentoring
11 100 (9.11%) Presales
12 97 (8.83%) Microservices
13 93 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
14 81 (7.38%) Configuration Management
15 73 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
16 69 (6.28%) Migration
17 65 (5.92%) BDD
17 65 (5.92%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 192 (17.49%) Java
2 127 (11.57%) Python
3 83 (7.56%) C#
4 79 (7.19%) JavaScript
5 69 (6.28%) SQL
6 64 (5.83%) C
7 45 (4.10%) PowerShell
8 38 (3.46%) Java 8
9 34 (3.10%) Bash Shell
10 25 (2.28%) C++
11 22 (2.00%) Ruby
12 20 (1.82%) Go
12 20 (1.82%) R
13 15 (1.37%) Scala
14 14 (1.28%) Perl
15 11 (1.00%) TypeScript
16 10 (0.91%) MATLAB
17 8 (0.73%) Java 11
17 8 (0.73%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 773 (70.40%) SC Cleared
2 110 (10.02%) Degree
3 71 (6.47%) DV Cleared
4 62 (5.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 61 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
6 43 (3.92%) CISSP
7 25 (2.28%) CISM
8 15 (1.37%) AWS Certification
8 15 (1.37%) HNC
9 14 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
11 11 (1.00%) CCNA
11 11 (1.00%) HND
12 10 (0.91%) CESG Certified Professional
13 8 (0.73%) CCENT
14 7 (0.64%) CREST Certified
15 6 (0.55%) OCP
16 5 (0.46%) DBS Check
17 4 (0.36%) CLAS
17 4 (0.36%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.01%) GDPR
2 35 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (2.19%) QA
4 23 (2.09%) NCSC
5 18 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
5 18 (1.64%) JSP 440
5 18 (1.64%) NIST
6 14 (1.28%) Accessibility
6 14 (1.28%) SLA
7 13 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 13 (1.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 12 (1.09%) Data Quality
9 11 (1.00%) Def Stans
10 9 (0.82%) PMO
10 9 (0.82%) RMADS
11 8 (0.73%) IEC 61508
12 6 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.46%) GRC
13 5 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 15288
14 3 (0.27%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 157 (14.30%) Docker
2 31 (2.82%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.91%) Postfix
4 19 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.64%) Firmware
6 6 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (0.46%) vSphere
8 4 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.27%) HDFS
9 3 (0.27%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.27%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.18%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.18%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.091%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.091%) NFS
11 1 (0.091%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 129 (11.75%) Kubernetes
2 121 (11.02%) Terraform
3 90 (8.20%) Ansible
4 44 (4.01%) Puppet
5 25 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.09%) Nessus
6 12 (1.09%) Packer
6 12 (1.09%) SCOM
7 11 (1.00%) SCCM
8 8 (0.73%) CFEngine
8 8 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
8 8 (0.73%) Nagios
8 8 (0.73%) Prometheus
9 7 (0.64%) Consul
9 7 (0.64%) Grafana
9 7 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Management
10 5 (0.46%) Kibana
11 4 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.36%) logstash
Vendors
1 137 (12.48%) Microsoft
2 134 (12.20%) Oracle
3 49 (4.46%) ServiceNow
4 46 (4.19%) Google
5 35 (3.19%) SAP
6 29 (2.64%) VMware
7 22 (2.00%) Cisco
8 21 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (1.82%) Cognizant
10 17 (1.55%) MuleSoft
10 17 (1.55%) Rockwell
11 15 (1.37%) Dell
11 15 (1.37%) Red Hat
11 15 (1.37%) Siemens
12 13 (1.18%) MicroStrategy
13 12 (1.09%) Apple
14 11 (1.00%) EMC
14 11 (1.00%) HP
14 11 (1.00%) Informatica
14 11 (1.00%) Talend