Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > London
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 133 161 245
Rank change year-on-year +28 +84 +14
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 672 1,212 1,013
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.49% 2.14% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.32% 10.36% 6.34%
Number of salaries quoted 399 914 718
Median annual salary £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +7.14% +3.16%

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 5,456 11,698 15,973
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.24% 20.69% 22.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3,991 8,777 11,870
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £58,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +3.45% +5.45%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +9.89%

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 +26 100 £62,500 +4.17% 21
Central London +34 88 £57,500 +4.55% 30
West London +38 17 £46,000 -3.16% 14
East London +17 9 £65,000 -3.70% 10
North London +6 7 £55,000 +83.33% 1
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 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.

1 456 (67.86%) SC Cleared
2 307 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
3 184 (27.38%) DV Cleared
4 140 (20.83%) Java
5 116 (17.26%) DevOps
6 107 (15.92%) AWS
7 105 (15.63%) Cybersecurity
8 90 (13.39%) Law
9 88 (13.10%) Python
10 86 (12.80%) Linux
11 79 (11.76%) Public Sector
12 78 (11.61%) Spring
12 78 (11.61%) Degree
13 73 (10.86%) Microsoft
14 70 (10.42%) JavaScript
15 68 (10.12%) Stakeholder Management
16 65 (9.67%) Open Source
17 63 (9.38%) Finance
18 61 (9.08%) Windows
18 61 (9.08%) Docker
19 60 (8.93%) Scrum
19 60 (8.93%) TDD
20 59 (8.78%) Project Management
20 59 (8.78%) Azure
20 59 (8.78%) Analytics
21 55 (8.18%) Information Security
22 54 (8.04%) Oracle
23 52 (7.74%) C#
24 51 (7.59%) RESTful
24 51 (7.59%) Kubernetes

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 36 (5.36%) Confluence
2 20 (2.98%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (1.79%) Apache
5 10 (1.49%) Apache Solr
5 10 (1.49%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.34%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.04%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.74%) ArcGIS
9 5 (0.74%) GeoServer
9 5 (0.74%) Oracle Spatial
9 5 (0.74%) Red Hat Fuse
9 5 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.45%) IIS
10 3 (0.45%) SAS
11 2 (0.30%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.15%) JBoss
12 1 (0.15%) MQSeries
Applications
1 13 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.60%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.45%) Windchill
6 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.15%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.15%) Relativity
6 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 107 (15.92%) AWS
2 59 (8.78%) Azure
3 26 (3.87%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (2.53%) Office 365
5 16 (2.38%) SaaS
6 13 (1.93%) Serverless
7 12 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (1.79%) PaaS
8 11 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
8 11 (1.64%) GCP
9 10 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 10 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (1.49%) GitHub
10 9 (1.34%) Boomi
10 9 (1.34%) Power Platform
11 8 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (1.19%) IaaS
12 7 (1.04%) Amazon S3
12 7 (1.04%) BlazeMeter
13 6 (0.89%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 24 (3.57%) Internet
3 23 (3.42%) Firewall
4 21 (3.13%) Network Security
5 16 (2.38%) LAN
5 16 (2.38%) WAN
6 11 (1.64%) Skype
7 10 (1.49%) HTTP
8 8 (1.19%) VPN
9 7 (1.04%) RS-232
9 7 (1.04%) RS-485
10 6 (0.89%) DNS
11 5 (0.74%) DHCP
11 5 (0.74%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.60%) SAN
13 3 (0.45%) BGP
13 3 (0.45%) MPLS
13 3 (0.45%) OSPF
13 3 (0.45%) SSL
13 3 (0.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.99%) Big Data
2 36 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
3 31 (4.61%) NoSQL
4 20 (2.98%) MongoDB
5 18 (2.68%) SQL Server
6 14 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
6 14 (2.08%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.34%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.04%) Amazon Aurora
9 7 (1.04%) Power BI
10 6 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (0.89%) GIS
10 6 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.89%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.74%) HBase
12 4 (0.60%) SAP BW
12 4 (0.60%) SAP Data Services
12 4 (0.60%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 50 (7.44%) Jenkins
2 45 (6.70%) Git (software)
3 43 (6.40%) JIRA
4 32 (4.76%) JUnit
5 25 (3.72%) Maven
6 24 (3.57%) Selenium
7 23 (3.42%) Mockito
8 18 (2.68%) GitLab
9 14 (2.08%) DbUnit
9 14 (2.08%) jMock
10 13 (1.93%) Cucumber
10 13 (1.93%) SonarQube
10 13 (1.93%) Vagrant
11 10 (1.49%) JMeter
11 10 (1.49%) LoadRunner
11 10 (1.49%) Visual Studio
12 9 (1.34%) eggPlant
12 9 (1.34%) SoapUI
12 9 (1.34%) WebDriver
13 8 (1.19%) REST Assured
General
1 90 (13.39%) Law
2 79 (11.76%) Public Sector
3 63 (9.38%) Finance
4 42 (6.25%) Legal
5 40 (5.95%) Police
6 38 (5.65%) Back Office
7 34 (5.06%) Local Government
8 18 (2.68%) Telecoms
9 14 (2.08%) Aerospace
10 13 (1.93%) Military
11 10 (1.49%) Retail
12 6 (0.89%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.89%) Marketing
13 5 (0.74%) Fire and Rescue
14 4 (0.60%) Games
15 3 (0.45%) Banking
15 3 (0.45%) Electronics
16 2 (0.30%) Advertising
16 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 140 (20.83%) Developer
2 84 (12.50%) Architect
3 63 (9.38%) Java Developer
4 55 (8.18%) Analyst
5 37 (5.51%) DevOps Engineer
6 33 (4.91%) Business Analyst
7 31 (4.61%) Consultant
8 30 (4.46%) Senior Developer
9 25 (3.72%) Project Manager
10 23 (3.42%) Information Manager
11 19 (2.83%) Security Architect
12 18 (2.68%) Junior
12 18 (2.68%) Systems Engineer
12 18 (2.68%) Test Engineer
13 17 (2.53%) Software Developer
13 17 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
13 17 (2.53%) Support Engineer
14 16 (2.38%) Data Engineer
14 16 (2.38%) Desktop Support
14 16 (2.38%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (11.61%) Spring
2 51 (7.59%) RESTful
3 40 (5.95%) AngularJS
4 35 (5.21%) Web Services
5 31 (4.61%) HTML
6 29 (4.32%) .NET
6 29 (4.32%) CSS
7 27 (4.02%) REST
8 24 (3.57%) SOAP
9 23 (3.42%) Node.js
10 22 (3.27%) Apache Camel
11 21 (3.13%) Hibernate
12 20 (2.98%) ASP.NET
13 16 (2.38%) React
14 15 (2.23%) PowerMock
15 14 (2.08%) ActiveMQ
15 14 (2.08%) J2EE
15 14 (2.08%) Spring Boot
15 14 (2.08%) XML
16 13 (1.93%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.55%) Management Information System
2 40 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (5.95%) Cybercrime
3 21 (3.13%) CMDB
4 18 (2.68%) Public Cloud
5 14 (2.08%) User Experience
6 12 (1.79%) Data Centre
6 12 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (1.34%) CESG
9 7 (1.04%) CAN bus
9 7 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (1.04%) Freedom of Information
9 7 (1.04%) Freedom of Information Act
9 7 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (0.89%) Cyberattack
11 5 (0.74%) Cloud Native
11 5 (0.74%) Social Media
11 5 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 86 (12.80%) Linux
2 61 (9.08%) Windows
3 25 (3.72%) Ubuntu
4 20 (2.98%) Windows 10
5 19 (2.83%) Windows 7
6 18 (2.68%) Windows XP
7 10 (1.49%) CentOS
8 8 (1.19%) Debian
9 7 (1.04%) Android
10 6 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.89%) Unix
10 6 (0.89%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.45%) Fedora
11 3 (0.45%) VMS
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.15%) Solaris
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (17.26%) DevOps
3 105 (15.63%) Cybersecurity
4 68 (10.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 65 (9.67%) Open Source
6 60 (8.93%) Scrum
6 60 (8.93%) TDD
7 59 (8.78%) Analytics
7 59 (8.78%) Project Management
8 55 (8.18%) Information Security
9 45 (6.70%) Problem-Solving
9 45 (6.70%) Test Automation
10 44 (6.55%) Project Delivery
11 43 (6.40%) Risk Management
12 42 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (6.10%) Migration
14 40 (5.95%) Software Engineering
14 40 (5.95%) Technical Leadership
15 39 (5.80%) Decision-Making
15 39 (5.80%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 140 (20.83%) Java
2 88 (13.10%) Python
3 70 (10.42%) JavaScript
4 52 (7.74%) C#
5 49 (7.29%) SQL
6 46 (6.85%) C
7 32 (4.76%) C++
8 22 (3.27%) Java 8
9 18 (2.68%) Bash Shell
10 15 (2.23%) Shell Script
11 14 (2.08%) Ruby
12 12 (1.79%) PowerShell
13 11 (1.64%) Scala
14 10 (1.49%) R
15 7 (1.04%) TypeScript
16 6 (0.89%) Go
16 6 (0.89%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.89%) VB
16 6 (0.89%) VBScript
17 3 (0.45%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 456 (67.86%) SC Cleared
2 184 (27.38%) DV Cleared
3 78 (11.61%) Degree
4 39 (5.80%) CISSP
5 27 (4.02%) CISM
6 23 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (3.27%) MCSE
8 21 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (2.83%) CTC Cleared
9 19 (2.83%) MCP
9 19 (2.83%) MCSA
10 18 (2.68%) CESG Certified Professional
10 18 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 16 (2.38%) CCNA
12 11 (1.64%) GIAC
12 11 (1.64%) OSCP
12 11 (1.64%) SANS
13 10 (1.49%) CISA
13 10 (1.49%) DBS Check
13 10 (1.49%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (3.87%) QA
3 17 (2.53%) PMO
4 14 (2.08%) GDPR
5 9 (1.34%) JSP 440
6 8 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 8 (1.19%) NCSC
6 8 (1.19%) SLA
7 6 (0.89%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 6 (0.89%) NIST
7 6 (0.89%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.74%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.60%) ISO 22301
9 4 (0.60%) ISO 31000
10 3 (0.45%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.15%) P3O
System Software
1 61 (9.08%) Docker
2 23 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.34%) vSphere
4 8 (1.19%) Active Directory
5 7 (1.04%) Postfix
6 6 (0.89%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.89%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.45%) NFS
8 3 (0.45%) Samba
8 3 (0.45%) Xen
9 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.30%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.15%) NDS
10 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 51 (7.59%) Kubernetes
2 36 (5.36%) Terraform
3 35 (5.21%) Ansible
4 26 (3.87%) Puppet
5 12 (1.79%) ZABBIX
6 10 (1.49%) Grafana
7 9 (1.34%) Packer
8 6 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.60%) Nagios
10 4 (0.60%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.45%) OpenNMS
11 3 (0.45%) Salt
11 3 (0.45%) SCCM
11 3 (0.45%) SCOM
11 3 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.45%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.30%) EnCase
12 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 73 (10.86%) Microsoft
2 54 (8.04%) Oracle
3 33 (4.91%) Dell
4 30 (4.46%) Capita
5 29 (4.32%) VMware
6 28 (4.17%) HP
7 20 (2.98%) Juniper
8 16 (2.38%) Cisco
9 12 (1.79%) SAP
10 11 (1.64%) Google
10 11 (1.64%) Red Hat
11 10 (1.49%) MuleSoft
12 9 (1.34%) Talend
12 9 (1.34%) TIBCO
13 6 (0.89%) IBM
13 6 (0.89%) Tableau
14 5 (0.74%) BT
14 5 (0.74%) Citrix
14 5 (0.74%) ESRI
15 4 (0.60%) webMethods