Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > London
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 100 199 178
Rank change year-on-year +99 -21 +80
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,017 819 1,244
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 3.26% 1.81% 2.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.62% 9.30% 9.51%
Number of salaries quoted 737 584 796
10th Percentile £39,500 £37,500 £37,625
25th Percentile £47,500 £42,740 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% -4.17% +7.14%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,950 £90,000
England median annual salary £55,625 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.95% +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 5,773 8,802 13,077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.51% 19.40% 21.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4,388 6,769 9,774
10th Percentile £38,000 £32,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £42,740 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
75th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +31 165 £62,500 +2.04% 7
Central London +94 134 £67,500 +28.57% 61
West London +28 10 £50,000 -13.04% 26
East London +20 10 £41,500 -36.15% 10
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 748 (73.55%) SC Cleared
2 416 (40.90%) Agile Software Development
3 287 (28.22%) DevOps
4 284 (27.93%) AWS
5 215 (21.14%) DV Cleared
6 203 (19.96%) Azure
7 172 (16.91%) Java
7 172 (16.91%) Linux
8 169 (16.62%) Python
9 160 (15.73%) Public Sector
10 158 (15.54%) Kubernetes
11 148 (14.55%) Oracle
12 141 (13.86%) Microsoft
12 141 (13.86%) Docker
13 140 (13.77%) Software Engineering
14 127 (12.49%) Jenkins
15 124 (12.19%) Scrum
16 122 (12.00%) SQL
17 119 (11.70%) Terraform
18 118 (11.60%) SaaS
19 112 (11.01%) Open Source
20 104 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
21 101 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
22 97 (9.54%) Ansible
22 97 (9.54%) Stakeholder Management
23 95 (9.34%) JavaScript
24 94 (9.24%) Degree
24 94 (9.24%) Cybersecurity
24 94 (9.24%) Analytics
25 92 (9.05%) ERP

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 37 (3.64%) Confluence
2 35 (3.44%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.47%) WebSphere
4 13 (1.28%) Apache Spark
4 13 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (1.18%) CMS
5 12 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
6 11 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
7 10 (0.98%) ArcGIS
8 9 (0.88%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.49%) JBoss
9 5 (0.49%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.39%) Apache
10 4 (0.39%) IIS
10 4 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.29%) Headless CMS
11 3 (0.29%) Red Hat Fuse
11 3 (0.29%) SAS
11 3 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.87%) Adobe Premiere
3 14 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.29%) OrCAD
6 3 (0.29%) SPSS
7 2 (0.20%) Gephi
7 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.098%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.098%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.098%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 69 (6.78%) Oracle ERP
2 22 (2.16%) Oracle Applications
3 19 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (1.47%) Oracle Payables
4 15 (1.47%) Oracle Receivables
5 13 (1.28%) Oracle Cash Management
5 13 (1.28%) Oracle General Ledger
5 13 (1.28%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 11 (1.08%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 8 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
9 4 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle Manufacturing
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle Payroll
11 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.20%) SAP PP
11 2 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 284 (27.93%) AWS
2 203 (19.96%) Azure
3 118 (11.60%) SaaS
4 75 (7.37%) PaaS
5 72 (7.08%) IaaS
6 47 (4.62%) Power Platform
7 35 (3.44%) GitHub
7 35 (3.44%) Microsoft 365
8 33 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
8 33 (3.24%) Serverless
9 31 (3.05%) GCP
10 26 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
11 16 (1.57%) Amazon EKS
11 16 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
13 14 (1.38%) Azure Data Factory
14 11 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
14 11 (1.08%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 11 (1.08%) Boomi
15 9 (0.88%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.34%) Firewall
2 16 (1.57%) DNS
3 15 (1.47%) Internet
3 15 (1.47%) Network Security
4 13 (1.28%) DHCP
5 12 (1.18%) Cisco Firepower
5 12 (1.18%) LAN
5 12 (1.18%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.18%) WAN
6 11 (1.08%) VPN
7 10 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (0.88%) Ethernet
9 8 (0.79%) HTTP
10 7 (0.69%) Cisco ISE
10 7 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (0.69%) SAN
10 7 (0.69%) SD-WAN
10 7 (0.69%) Skype
10 7 (0.69%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (6.19%) Big Data
2 57 (5.60%) SQL Server
3 53 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
4 44 (4.33%) NoSQL
5 37 (3.64%) Power BI
6 33 (3.24%) Oracle Reports
7 32 (3.15%) MySQL
8 25 (2.46%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 24 (2.36%) Azure SQL Database
10 23 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (2.26%) Relational Database
11 18 (1.77%) MariaDB
11 18 (1.77%) MongoDB
11 18 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 18 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (1.67%) OLTP
13 16 (1.57%) Oracle ODI
14 13 (1.28%) Oracle Smart View
14 13 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (1.28%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 127 (12.49%) Jenkins
2 71 (6.98%) Git (software)
3 66 (6.49%) GitLab
4 57 (5.60%) JIRA
5 42 (4.13%) Selenium
6 34 (3.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 26 (2.56%) JMeter
8 25 (2.46%) Maven
9 22 (2.16%) JUnit
10 21 (2.06%) Mockito
11 20 (1.97%) LoadRunner
12 19 (1.87%) NeoLoad
13 15 (1.47%) Cucumber
14 13 (1.28%) SilkPerformer
15 12 (1.18%) Bitbucket
15 12 (1.18%) HP UFT
16 11 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
17 10 (0.98%) DbUnit
17 10 (0.98%) jMock
17 10 (0.98%) WebDriver
General
1 160 (15.73%) Public Sector
2 85 (8.36%) Finance
3 55 (5.41%) Marketing
4 40 (3.93%) Law
5 30 (2.95%) Retail
6 26 (2.56%) Legal
7 17 (1.67%) Aerospace
7 17 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.67%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.47%) Electronics
8 15 (1.47%) Police
9 13 (1.28%) General Ledger
10 11 (1.08%) Local Government
11 10 (0.98%) Games
12 6 (0.59%) Publishing
13 5 (0.49%) Automotive
13 5 (0.49%) Banking
13 5 (0.49%) Military
14 3 (0.29%) Back Office
14 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 161 (15.83%) Consultant
2 131 (12.88%) Architect
3 125 (12.29%) Developer
4 110 (10.82%) DevOps Engineer
5 78 (7.67%) AWS DevOps
6 76 (7.47%) Analyst
7 61 (6.00%) AWS Engineer
8 58 (5.70%) Oracle Consultant
9 55 (5.41%) Cloud Consultant
10 52 (5.11%) Java Developer
11 50 (4.92%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 43 (4.23%) Senior Consultant
13 40 (3.93%) Data Engineer
14 39 (3.83%) Administrator
15 37 (3.64%) Functional Consultant
15 37 (3.64%) Oracle Functional Consultant
15 37 (3.64%) Software Engineer
16 35 (3.44%) Senior Functional Consultant
16 35 (3.44%) Senior Oracle Consultant
16 35 (3.44%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (6.39%) Web Services
2 48 (4.72%) Node.js
3 46 (4.52%) Spring
4 42 (4.13%) Kafka
5 39 (3.83%) React
6 37 (3.64%) HTML
7 35 (3.44%) AngularJS
7 35 (3.44%) CSS
7 35 (3.44%) REST
8 26 (2.56%) Middleware
9 24 (2.36%) RESTful
10 22 (2.16%) SOAP
11 20 (1.97%) Elastic Stack
11 20 (1.97%) HTML5
12 19 (1.87%) XML
13 18 (1.77%) Spring Boot
14 17 (1.67%) CSS3
14 17 (1.67%) PowerMock
15 14 (1.38%) .NET
15 14 (1.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 73 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (4.42%) Public Cloud
3 41 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (2.95%) Management Information System
5 28 (2.75%) User Experience
6 21 (2.06%) Cloud Native
7 19 (1.87%) PKI
8 18 (1.77%) Clustering
8 18 (1.77%) Replication
9 17 (1.67%) Algorithms
9 17 (1.67%) Organisational Skills
10 16 (1.57%) Data Centre
11 14 (1.38%) CMDB
12 12 (1.18%) Data Structures
13 11 (1.08%) Private Cloud
14 10 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
15 9 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
15 9 (0.88%) Internet of Things
16 8 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
17 7 (0.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 172 (16.91%) Linux
2 78 (7.67%) Windows
3 26 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (2.56%) Windows Server
4 21 (2.06%) Unix
5 18 (1.77%) CentOS
6 12 (1.18%) Debian
6 12 (1.18%) Ubuntu
7 9 (0.88%) Windows 10
7 9 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (0.59%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.49%) Android
9 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.20%) AIX
10 2 (0.20%) Solaris
10 2 (0.20%) VMS
10 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (40.90%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (28.22%) DevOps
3 140 (13.77%) Software Engineering
4 124 (12.19%) Scrum
5 112 (11.01%) Open Source
6 104 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
7 101 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
8 97 (9.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 94 (9.24%) Analytics
9 94 (9.24%) Cybersecurity
10 92 (9.05%) ERP
11 89 (8.75%) Test Automation
12 88 (8.65%) Migration
13 81 (7.96%) Configuration Management
13 81 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
14 76 (7.47%) Project Management
15 73 (7.18%) ITIL
15 73 (7.18%) TDD
16 68 (6.69%) Mentoring
17 66 (6.49%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 172 (16.91%) Java
2 169 (16.62%) Python
3 122 (12.00%) SQL
4 95 (9.34%) JavaScript
5 91 (8.95%) C
6 40 (3.93%) Bash Shell
7 36 (3.54%) PowerShell
8 29 (2.85%) C#
9 27 (2.65%) Ruby
10 25 (2.46%) PL/SQL
11 21 (2.06%) Go
12 20 (1.97%) Perl
13 17 (1.67%) C++
14 13 (1.28%) R
15 12 (1.18%) Java 8
16 11 (1.08%) T-SQL
17 10 (0.98%) Groovy
18 7 (0.69%) TypeScript
19 6 (0.59%) Shell Script
19 6 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 748 (73.55%) SC Cleared
2 215 (21.14%) DV Cleared
3 94 (9.24%) Degree
4 76 (7.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 75 (7.37%) Oracle Certification
6 27 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (2.46%) CISSP
8 21 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (1.87%) CIPD
10 16 (1.57%) CCNA
10 16 (1.57%) CISM
11 14 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (1.28%) CESG Certified Professional
13 12 (1.18%) AWS Certification
13 12 (1.18%) SANS
14 10 (0.98%) MCSE
14 10 (0.98%) RHCE
14 10 (0.98%) RHCSA
15 9 (0.88%) CCNP
16 7 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.64%) GDPR
2 34 (3.34%) QA
3 17 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.57%) Data Quality
4 16 (1.57%) SLA
5 12 (1.18%) NCSC
6 9 (0.88%) NIST
7 8 (0.79%) Government Security Classifications
7 8 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 8 (0.79%) JSP 440
8 7 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 7 (0.69%) RMADS
9 6 (0.59%) NIST 800
9 6 (0.59%) PA-DSS
9 6 (0.59%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.20%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.20%) PMO
10 2 (0.20%) WCAG
11 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.098%) MISRA
System Software
1 141 (13.86%) Docker
2 54 (5.31%) Active Directory
3 46 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.38%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.38%) VMware NSX
5 12 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.69%) Postfix
7 6 (0.59%) Firmware
7 6 (0.59%) vSphere
8 5 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
8 5 (0.49%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (0.49%) XenApp
9 3 (0.29%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.20%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.20%) NFS
10 2 (0.20%) Samba
11 1 (0.098%) Xen
Systems Management
1 158 (15.54%) Kubernetes
2 119 (11.70%) Terraform
3 97 (9.54%) Ansible
4 62 (6.10%) Puppet
5 35 (3.44%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (2.95%) Prometheus
7 21 (2.06%) Grafana
8 18 (1.77%) Packer
9 14 (1.38%) Consul
9 14 (1.38%) Graphite
10 11 (1.08%) Docker Swarm
10 11 (1.08%) SCOM
11 9 (0.88%) CFEngine
11 9 (0.88%) Nagios
12 7 (0.69%) FortiGate
12 7 (0.69%) Istio
12 7 (0.69%) Kibana
12 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
13 6 (0.59%) ZABBIX
14 5 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 148 (14.55%) Oracle
2 141 (13.86%) Microsoft
3 52 (5.11%) VMware
4 25 (2.46%) Cisco
5 22 (2.16%) Google
6 20 (1.97%) Red Hat
7 15 (1.47%) Adobe
8 14 (1.38%) SAP
9 12 (1.18%) CA
9 12 (1.18%) F5
9 12 (1.18%) Sitecore
10 11 (1.08%) Atlassian
10 11 (1.08%) JD Edwards
10 11 (1.08%) MuleSoft
10 11 (1.08%) PeopleSoft
11 10 (0.98%) McAfee
12 9 (0.88%) OpenText
12 9 (0.88%) SolarWinds
13 8 (0.79%) Fortinet
13 8 (0.79%) Nintex