Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > London
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 108 201 230
Rank change year-on-year +93 +29 +52
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 609 975 1,092
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 3.04% 1.78% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.25% 8.87% 7.23%
Number of salaries quoted 430 797 754
Median annual salary £62,500 £55,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.61% -7.50% +9.09%
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +7.53%

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 3,993 10,998 15,099
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.94% 20.09% 22.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3,109 8,300 11,239
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £40,000 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £106,500 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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
South London +38 125 £62,500 +12.61% 16
Central London +109 64 £60,000 +20.00% 39
West London +63 19 £42,000 +5.00% 12
East London +20 5 £65,000 +7.91% 9
North London +26 2 £55,000 +83.33%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 459 (75.37%) SC Cleared
2 260 (42.69%) Agile Software Development
3 163 (26.77%) AWS
4 141 (23.15%) DevOps
5 136 (22.33%) Java
6 109 (17.90%) DV Cleared
7 102 (16.75%) Linux
8 88 (14.45%) Public Sector
9 85 (13.96%) Docker
10 84 (13.79%) Python
10 84 (13.79%) TDD
11 82 (13.46%) Azure
12 76 (12.48%) Cybersecurity
13 71 (11.66%) Law
14 68 (11.17%) Terraform
15 67 (11.00%) Test Automation
16 66 (10.84%) Spring
17 64 (10.51%) Scrum
18 62 (10.18%) Kubernetes
19 60 (9.85%) Open Source
19 60 (9.85%) Degree
20 59 (9.69%) Microsoft
21 57 (9.36%) Windows
21 57 (9.36%) Ansible
22 55 (9.03%) Jenkins
23 53 (8.70%) Finance
24 51 (8.37%) SQL
24 51 (8.37%) Software Engineering
25 50 (8.21%) Git (software)
26 49 (8.05%) JIRA

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 29 (4.76%) Confluence
2 18 (2.96%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.82%) CMS
5 5 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.49%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.49%) Drupal
6 3 (0.49%) Red Hat Fuse
6 3 (0.49%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.33%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.16%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.16%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.16%) Hyperledger
8 1 (0.16%) SAS
8 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.49%) SPSS
3 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.33%) Windchill
4 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.16%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 163 (26.77%) AWS
2 82 (13.46%) Azure
3 25 (4.11%) GitHub
3 25 (4.11%) Office 365
4 24 (3.94%) Serverless
5 22 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (2.96%) AWS Lambda
8 15 (2.46%) PaaS
9 14 (2.30%) IaaS
10 13 (2.13%) SaaS
11 12 (1.97%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (1.15%) Amazon S3
13 7 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (1.15%) GCP
13 7 (1.15%) Power Platform
14 4 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.66%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.66%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.27%) Internet
2 21 (3.45%) Firewall
3 12 (1.97%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.64%) Network Security
5 7 (1.15%) LAN
5 7 (1.15%) WAN
6 6 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (0.99%) VPN
7 5 (0.82%) DNS
7 5 (0.82%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.82%) HTTP
7 5 (0.82%) Skype
7 5 (0.82%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.66%) Asterisk PBX
8 4 (0.66%) SAN
8 4 (0.66%) SSL
9 3 (0.49%) DHCP
9 3 (0.49%) OpenLDAP
9 3 (0.49%) VLAN
10 2 (0.33%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (6.90%) NoSQL
2 36 (5.91%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (4.60%) Big Data
4 19 (3.12%) Amazon RDS
4 19 (3.12%) SQL Server
5 16 (2.63%) MongoDB
6 12 (1.97%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.48%) HBase
7 9 (1.48%) MySQL
8 8 (1.31%) Redis
9 7 (1.15%) OLTP
10 6 (0.99%) Power BI
11 5 (0.82%) Amazon Aurora
11 5 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.66%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.66%) MariaDB
12 4 (0.66%) Tableau
13 3 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.49%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 55 (9.03%) Jenkins
2 50 (8.21%) Git (software)
3 49 (8.05%) JIRA
4 35 (5.75%) GitLab
5 33 (5.42%) JUnit
6 31 (5.09%) Mockito
7 26 (4.27%) Selenium
8 20 (3.28%) Maven
9 18 (2.96%) Vagrant
10 12 (1.97%) Cucumber
11 11 (1.81%) DbUnit
11 11 (1.81%) jMock
12 10 (1.64%) JMeter
12 10 (1.64%) SonarQube
13 9 (1.48%) SoapUI
14 8 (1.31%) Bitbucket Server
14 8 (1.31%) Visual Studio
15 7 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (1.15%) LoadRunner
15 7 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
General
1 88 (14.45%) Public Sector
2 71 (11.66%) Law
3 53 (8.70%) Finance
4 19 (3.12%) Police
5 18 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.63%) Local Government
7 15 (2.46%) Legal
8 14 (2.30%) Retail
9 12 (1.97%) Back Office
10 10 (1.64%) Marketing
11 7 (1.15%) Aerospace
11 7 (1.15%) Military
12 5 (0.82%) Fire and Rescue
13 4 (0.66%) Banking
14 3 (0.49%) Electronics
15 2 (0.33%) Advertising
15 2 (0.33%) Games
16 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 124 (20.36%) Developer
2 74 (12.15%) Architect
3 70 (11.49%) Java Developer
4 56 (9.20%) DevOps Engineer
5 41 (6.73%) AWS Engineer
6 40 (6.57%) Analyst
7 36 (5.91%) Consultant
8 33 (5.42%) AWS DevOps
9 29 (4.76%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 28 (4.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 27 (4.43%) Business Analyst
12 24 (3.94%) Senior DevOps
12 24 (3.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 21 (3.45%) Data Engineer
14 19 (3.12%) Senior Developer
15 16 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
15 16 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
16 15 (2.46%) Project Manager
16 15 (2.46%) Senior Java Developer
16 15 (2.46%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (10.84%) Spring
2 46 (7.55%) RESTful
3 35 (5.75%) Node.js
4 30 (4.93%) AngularJS
5 28 (4.60%) REST
6 26 (4.27%) Kafka
7 24 (3.94%) React
7 24 (3.94%) Web Services
8 22 (3.61%) SOAP
9 19 (3.12%) Apache Camel
9 19 (3.12%) Hibernate
9 19 (3.12%) Spring Boot
10 17 (2.79%) PowerMock
11 15 (2.46%) HTML
12 14 (2.30%) ActiveMQ
12 14 (2.30%) CSS
12 14 (2.30%) JAX-RS
12 14 (2.30%) Spring Integration
13 13 (2.13%) JMS
14 12 (1.97%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.24%) Cybercrime
2 29 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.60%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (3.12%) CMDB
6 18 (2.96%) User Experience
7 14 (2.30%) Cyberthreat
7 14 (2.30%) Public Cloud
8 12 (1.97%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (1.15%) Social Media
11 6 (0.99%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.99%) Blog
12 5 (0.82%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.82%) Replication
13 4 (0.66%) Clustering
13 4 (0.66%) iPhone
13 4 (0.66%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 102 (16.75%) Linux
2 57 (9.36%) Windows
3 21 (3.45%) Ubuntu
4 15 (2.46%) Windows 10
5 14 (2.30%) Windows 7
6 12 (1.97%) Windows XP
7 11 (1.81%) Debian
8 9 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.48%) VMS
8 9 (1.48%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.82%) CentOS
10 4 (0.66%) Android
10 4 (0.66%) Unix
11 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.16%) Solaris
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (42.69%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (23.15%) DevOps
3 84 (13.79%) TDD
4 76 (12.48%) Cybersecurity
5 67 (11.00%) Test Automation
6 64 (10.51%) Scrum
7 60 (9.85%) Open Source
8 51 (8.37%) Software Engineering
9 47 (7.72%) Microservices
9 47 (7.72%) Migration
9 47 (7.72%) Project Management
10 46 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
10 46 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 44 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
12 43 (7.06%) Threat Management
13 37 (6.08%) Configuration Management
14 33 (5.42%) Analytics
14 33 (5.42%) Infrastructure as Code
15 29 (4.76%) BDD
16 28 (4.60%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 136 (22.33%) Java
2 84 (13.79%) Python
3 51 (8.37%) SQL
4 48 (7.88%) C
5 47 (7.72%) JavaScript
6 38 (6.24%) Java 8
7 25 (4.11%) C#
8 19 (3.12%) Bash Shell
8 19 (3.12%) Shell Script
9 14 (2.30%) Ruby
10 13 (2.13%) PowerShell
11 6 (0.99%) Scala
12 5 (0.82%) C++
12 5 (0.82%) Go
12 5 (0.82%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.66%) Perl
14 3 (0.49%) Groovy
14 3 (0.49%) R
14 3 (0.49%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.33%) ES6
Qualifications
1 459 (75.37%) SC Cleared
2 109 (17.90%) DV Cleared
3 60 (9.85%) Degree
4 25 (4.11%) CISSP
5 20 (3.28%) CISM
6 18 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (2.30%) MCSE
9 13 (2.13%) CCNA
10 12 (1.97%) CTC Cleared
10 12 (1.97%) MCP
10 12 (1.97%) MCSA
11 10 (1.64%) DBS Check
12 8 (1.31%) OSCP
12 8 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (1.31%) SANS
13 6 (0.99%) AWS Certification
13 6 (0.99%) Network+ Certification
14 5 (0.82%) CESG Certified Professional
14 5 (0.82%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.76%) QA
2 25 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 8 (1.31%) GDPR
4 8 (1.31%) NIST
4 8 (1.31%) PMO
5 5 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.82%) SLA
6 4 (0.66%) ISO 22301
6 4 (0.66%) ISO 31000
6 4 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (0.49%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.49%) NCSC
8 2 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.16%) MISRA
9 1 (0.16%) P3O
System Software
1 85 (13.96%) Docker
2 18 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.79%) Active Directory
4 10 (1.64%) Postfix
5 8 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.15%) Firmware
7 4 (0.66%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.33%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.16%) HDFS
9 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 68 (11.17%) Terraform
2 62 (10.18%) Kubernetes
3 57 (9.36%) Ansible
4 31 (5.09%) Puppet
5 11 (1.81%) Grafana
6 9 (1.48%) Packer
7 8 (1.31%) ZABBIX
8 6 (0.99%) QRadar
9 5 (0.82%) SCCM
10 3 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.49%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.33%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 2 (0.33%) Kibana
11 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.16%) CFEngine
12 1 (0.16%) Consul
12 1 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.16%) EnCase
12 1 (0.16%) FTK
12 1 (0.16%) logstash
Vendors
1 59 (9.69%) Microsoft
2 27 (4.43%) VMware
3 26 (4.27%) Oracle
4 15 (2.46%) Dell
5 14 (2.30%) Capita
6 13 (2.13%) HP
6 13 (2.13%) Juniper
7 10 (1.64%) SAP
8 9 (1.48%) Splunk
9 8 (1.31%) Cisco
10 7 (1.15%) Atlassian
11 6 (0.99%) BT
11 6 (0.99%) CyberArk
11 6 (0.99%) ForgeRock
11 6 (0.99%) Google
12 4 (0.66%) Citrix
12 4 (0.66%) Talend
13 3 (0.49%) EMC
13 3 (0.49%) Informatica
13 3 (0.49%) Red Hat