Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > London
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 103 215 205
Rank change year-on-year +112 -10 +77
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 751 843 1,113
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 3.15% 1.66% 1.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.01% 8.50% 8.17%
Number of salaries quoted 618 706 755
Median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% -8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £40,000 £34,336 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £92,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +8.70%

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 4,416 9,922 13,622
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.52% 19.48% 21.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3,526 7,666 10,291
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £38,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £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 18 January 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 18 January 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
South London +38 157 £62,500 +14.68% 29
Central London +103 75 £70,000 +47.37% 64
West London +43 17 £42,000 +5.00% 13
East London +19 7 £43,000 -31.20% 9
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 579 (77.10%) SC Cleared
2 321 (42.74%) Agile Software Development
3 245 (32.62%) AWS
4 223 (29.69%) DevOps
5 171 (22.77%) Java
6 150 (19.97%) Azure
7 136 (18.11%) DV Cleared
8 130 (17.31%) Linux
9 129 (17.18%) Docker
10 123 (16.38%) Python
11 110 (14.65%) Kubernetes
12 106 (14.11%) TDD
13 103 (13.72%) Terraform
13 103 (13.72%) Public Sector
14 102 (13.58%) Test Automation
14 102 (13.58%) Scrum
15 97 (12.92%) Software Engineering
16 92 (12.25%) Microsoft
17 89 (11.85%) Jenkins
18 88 (11.72%) Ansible
18 88 (11.72%) SQL
19 82 (10.92%) Open Source
20 81 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
21 79 (10.52%) Cybersecurity
22 74 (9.85%) Oracle
22 74 (9.85%) JavaScript
23 67 (8.92%) Configuration Management
24 66 (8.79%) Windows
25 65 (8.66%) Spring
25 65 (8.66%) 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 39 (5.19%) Confluence
2 30 (3.99%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.60%) CMS
4 9 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (0.93%) ArcGIS
6 6 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.80%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.80%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.67%) JBoss
7 5 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.67%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.40%) Apache
9 3 (0.40%) Drupal
9 3 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.27%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.27%) SAS
10 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 11 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.93%) Adobe Premiere
3 4 (0.53%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.53%) OrCAD
3 4 (0.53%) SPSS
4 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.13%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 13 (1.73%) Oracle ERP
2 8 (1.07%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.27%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 2 (0.27%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 245 (32.62%) AWS
2 150 (19.97%) Azure
3 38 (5.06%) GitHub
4 36 (4.79%) Office 365
5 32 (4.26%) SaaS
6 30 (3.99%) Serverless
7 28 (3.73%) Cloud Computing
7 28 (3.73%) PaaS
8 27 (3.60%) Power Platform
9 24 (3.20%) IaaS
10 21 (2.80%) AWS Lambda
11 19 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
11 19 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
12 14 (1.86%) Amazon SQS
13 11 (1.46%) Amazon S3
13 11 (1.46%) GCP
14 9 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
14 9 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
15 8 (1.07%) Amazon ECS
16 7 (0.93%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.00%) Firewall
2 11 (1.46%) DNS
3 9 (1.20%) Internet
3 9 (1.20%) LAN
3 9 (1.20%) WAN
4 8 (1.07%) SAN
4 8 (1.07%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.07%) VPN
5 7 (0.93%) DHCP
5 7 (0.93%) HTTP
5 7 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (0.80%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (0.67%) Skype
8 4 (0.53%) Asterisk PBX
8 4 (0.53%) VLAN
9 3 (0.40%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.40%) OpenLDAP
9 3 (0.40%) SSL
10 2 (0.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (6.92%) NoSQL
2 47 (6.26%) PostgreSQL
3 44 (5.86%) Big Data
3 44 (5.86%) SQL Server
4 25 (3.33%) MySQL
5 23 (3.06%) Power BI
6 22 (2.93%) Amazon RDS
7 19 (2.53%) Relational Database
8 16 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
8 16 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (2.00%) MariaDB
9 15 (2.00%) MongoDB
9 15 (2.00%) OLTP
10 12 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (1.33%) Tableau
13 9 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 9 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (1.07%) Redis
Development Applications
1 89 (11.85%) Jenkins
2 65 (8.66%) JIRA
3 48 (6.39%) Git (software)
4 46 (6.13%) GitLab
5 45 (5.99%) Selenium
6 34 (4.53%) JUnit
6 34 (4.53%) Mockito
7 23 (3.06%) JMeter
8 22 (2.93%) LoadRunner
9 21 (2.80%) Maven
10 16 (2.13%) Cucumber
10 16 (2.13%) HP UFT
10 16 (2.13%) NeoLoad
10 16 (2.13%) SilkPerformer
10 16 (2.13%) Vagrant
11 14 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 14 (1.86%) Rational DOORS
12 12 (1.60%) DbUnit
12 12 (1.60%) jMock
12 12 (1.60%) SonarQube
General
1 103 (13.72%) Public Sector
2 55 (7.32%) Finance
3 38 (5.06%) Marketing
4 34 (4.53%) Law
5 21 (2.80%) Retail
6 17 (2.26%) Legal
6 17 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.46%) Electronics
7 11 (1.46%) Police
8 8 (1.07%) Aerospace
9 6 (0.80%) Games
9 6 (0.80%) Local Government
10 5 (0.67%) Banking
10 5 (0.67%) Military
11 4 (0.53%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.27%) French Language
13 2 (0.27%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.27%) German Language
13 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 122 (16.25%) Developer
2 85 (11.32%) DevOps Engineer
3 84 (11.19%) Consultant
4 79 (10.52%) Architect
5 77 (10.25%) AWS DevOps
6 72 (9.59%) AWS Engineer
6 72 (9.59%) Java Developer
7 58 (7.72%) Analyst
8 53 (7.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 38 (5.06%) Data Engineer
10 33 (4.39%) Business Analyst
10 33 (4.39%) SC Cleared Java Developer
11 32 (4.26%) Administrator
12 30 (3.99%) DBA
12 30 (3.99%) Senior DevOps
12 30 (3.99%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 27 (3.60%) Java Engineer
14 25 (3.33%) Python Engineer
15 24 (3.20%) Software Engineer
16 22 (2.93%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (8.66%) Spring
2 55 (7.32%) Node.js
3 43 (5.73%) RESTful
4 39 (5.19%) Kafka
5 34 (4.53%) AngularJS
5 34 (4.53%) React
6 29 (3.86%) REST
7 25 (3.33%) HTML
8 24 (3.20%) Spring Boot
9 23 (3.06%) CSS
9 23 (3.06%) SOAP
10 22 (2.93%) Web Services
11 20 (2.66%) Hibernate
12 18 (2.40%) PowerMock
13 14 (1.86%) Apache Camel
13 14 (1.86%) JMS
13 14 (1.86%) Spring Integration
14 13 (1.73%) JAX-RS
15 12 (1.60%) ActiveMQ
16 11 (1.46%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (3.06%) User Experience
4 22 (2.93%) Management Information System
5 21 (2.80%) Cyberthreat
6 18 (2.40%) CMDB
7 16 (2.13%) Public Cloud
7 16 (2.13%) Replication
8 15 (2.00%) Data Centre
9 14 (1.86%) Clustering
10 11 (1.46%) Cloud Native
11 9 (1.20%) PKI
12 8 (1.07%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.93%) Algorithms
13 7 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.93%) Social Media
14 6 (0.80%) Acoustics
14 6 (0.80%) Blog
14 6 (0.80%) Internet of Things
14 6 (0.80%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 130 (17.31%) Linux
2 66 (8.79%) Windows
3 21 (2.80%) Windows Server
4 14 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.46%) VMS
6 9 (1.20%) CentOS
6 9 (1.20%) Ubuntu
6 9 (1.20%) Unix
6 9 (1.20%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.07%) Debian
8 6 (0.80%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.53%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.13%) Android
12 1 (0.13%) Solaris
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (42.74%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (29.69%) DevOps
3 106 (14.11%) TDD
4 102 (13.58%) Scrum
4 102 (13.58%) Test Automation
5 97 (12.92%) Software Engineering
6 82 (10.92%) Open Source
7 81 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
8 79 (10.52%) Cybersecurity
9 67 (8.92%) Configuration Management
10 64 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 58 (7.72%) Analytics
11 58 (7.72%) Microservices
12 54 (7.19%) Infrastructure as Code
12 54 (7.19%) Migration
13 51 (6.79%) Project Management
14 49 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
15 48 (6.39%) Business Intelligence
16 45 (5.99%) ITIL
17 40 (5.33%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 171 (22.77%) Java
2 123 (16.38%) Python
3 88 (11.72%) SQL
4 74 (9.85%) JavaScript
5 53 (7.06%) C
6 38 (5.06%) Java 8
7 31 (4.13%) Bash Shell
8 25 (3.33%) C#
9 16 (2.13%) PowerShell
9 16 (2.13%) Ruby
10 13 (1.73%) C++
10 13 (1.73%) Go
11 9 (1.20%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.20%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.07%) Perl
13 7 (0.93%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.93%) TypeScript
14 6 (0.80%) R
15 5 (0.67%) Scala
16 4 (0.53%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 579 (77.10%) SC Cleared
2 136 (18.11%) DV Cleared
3 61 (8.12%) Degree
4 18 (2.40%) BPSS Clearance
4 18 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (1.86%) CISM
6 14 (1.86%) CISSP
7 13 (1.73%) Oracle Certification
8 11 (1.46%) MCSE
9 10 (1.33%) AWS Certification
10 8 (1.07%) CCNA
11 7 (0.93%) CIPD
12 6 (0.80%) CCNP
12 6 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (0.80%) MCP
12 6 (0.80%) MCSA
13 5 (0.67%) BC Cleared
13 5 (0.67%) RHCE
13 5 (0.67%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.86%) QA
2 14 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.33%) SLA
4 9 (1.20%) GDPR
5 8 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.40%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.40%) NIST
7 2 (0.27%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.27%) NCSC
8 1 (0.13%) COSHH
8 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.13%) MISRA
8 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.13%) RMADS
System Software
1 129 (17.18%) Docker
2 34 (4.53%) Active Directory
3 22 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.60%) Postfix
5 9 (1.20%) Firmware
5 9 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.67%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.67%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.27%) vSphere
8 1 (0.13%) HDFS
8 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 110 (14.65%) Kubernetes
2 103 (13.72%) Terraform
3 88 (11.72%) Ansible
4 42 (5.59%) Puppet
5 21 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.07%) Packer
7 7 (0.93%) Grafana
7 7 (0.93%) QRadar
8 6 (0.80%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.67%) Nagios
9 5 (0.67%) SCCM
10 4 (0.53%) CFEngine
10 4 (0.53%) Consul
10 4 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.27%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.27%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 92 (12.25%) Microsoft
2 74 (9.85%) Oracle
3 35 (4.66%) VMware
4 13 (1.73%) SAP
5 12 (1.60%) Adobe
6 11 (1.46%) Atlassian
7 10 (1.33%) Splunk
8 9 (1.20%) Cisco
8 9 (1.20%) Google
8 9 (1.20%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.07%) CyberArk
9 8 (1.07%) ForgeRock
9 8 (1.07%) OpenText
9 8 (1.07%) Red Hat
10 7 (0.93%) CA
10 7 (0.93%) Dell
10 7 (0.93%) Nintex
10 7 (0.93%) Talend
10 7 (0.93%) Xilinx
11 6 (0.80%) HP