Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > London
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 215 197 281
Rank change year-on-year -18 +84 -34
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 836 1,127 872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.63% 1.79% 1.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.42% 8.27% 5.50%
Number of salaries quoted 644 725 586
London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £33,825 £37,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £92,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.00% +11.11% -

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 9,933 13,632 15,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.39% 21.60% 22.54%
Number of salaries quoted 7,561 10,142 12,316
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in London

Security Cleared
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Cleared in London.

Salary trend for Security Cleared in London

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in London over the 6 months to 23 January 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 23 January 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 +1 93 £57,000 -12.31% 31
Central London -36 89 £47,500 -9.52% 43
West London +32 48 £45,000 - 31
East London +23 17 £62,500 +38.89% 19
North London -1 8 £28,500 -28.75% 2
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 524 (62.68%) SC Cleared
2 290 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
3 200 (23.92%) DV Cleared
4 166 (19.86%) Java
5 128 (15.31%) Cybersecurity
6 123 (14.71%) AWS
7 120 (14.35%) DevOps
7 120 (14.35%) Public Sector
8 114 (13.64%) Python
9 109 (13.04%) Windows
10 101 (12.08%) Linux
11 99 (11.84%) Project Management
12 97 (11.60%) Microsoft
13 91 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
14 87 (10.41%) Azure
15 86 (10.29%) Degree
16 85 (10.17%) Analytics
17 77 (9.21%) Software Engineering
17 77 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
18 75 (8.97%) C
18 75 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
19 72 (8.61%) Oracle
20 71 (8.49%) Big Data
20 71 (8.49%) Test Automation
21 69 (8.25%) Police
22 67 (8.01%) C#
23 62 (7.42%) Jenkins
24 61 (7.30%) Finance
25 60 (7.18%) Information Security
26 59 (7.06%) Scrum

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 20 (2.39%) Tomcat
2 16 (1.91%) Confluence
3 10 (1.20%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.08%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.08%) SharePoint
5 8 (0.96%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.84%) Red Hat Fuse
7 6 (0.72%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.48%) Apache
8 4 (0.48%) nginx
8 4 (0.48%) SAS
9 3 (0.36%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.36%) GeoServer
9 3 (0.36%) JBoss
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle Spatial
10 2 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.24%) OpenStack
Applications
1 29 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (2.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.48%) Adobe XD
6 4 (0.48%) InVision
6 4 (0.48%) Sketch
7 3 (0.36%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.24%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.12%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.36%) HFM
2 3 (0.36%) Hyperion Planning
2 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.24%) SAP HCM
3 2 (0.24%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle AGIS
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 123 (14.71%) AWS
2 87 (10.41%) Azure
3 25 (2.99%) Office 365
4 20 (2.39%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (2.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 16 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
7 16 (1.91%) OpenShift
8 15 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 14 (1.67%) Amazon S3
10 13 (1.56%) Amazon ELB
10 13 (1.56%) PaaS
11 10 (1.20%) Amazon Glacier
11 10 (1.20%) Boomi
12 9 (1.08%) IaaS
12 9 (1.08%) SaaS
13 8 (0.96%) Amazon ECS
13 8 (0.96%) GCP
14 7 (0.84%) Amazon EKS
14 7 (0.84%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 53 (6.34%) Firewall
2 29 (3.47%) DNS
3 21 (2.51%) Internet
3 21 (2.51%) VPN
4 18 (2.15%) TCP/IP
5 15 (1.79%) SSH
6 13 (1.56%) LAN
7 12 (1.44%) DHCP
7 12 (1.44%) HTTP
7 12 (1.44%) SAN
7 12 (1.44%) WAN
8 11 (1.32%) IPsec
8 11 (1.32%) Network Security
9 10 (1.20%) BGP
9 10 (1.20%) FTP
9 10 (1.20%) MPLS
9 10 (1.20%) SMTP
10 9 (1.08%) OpenVPN
11 7 (0.84%) IPv6
11 7 (0.84%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (8.49%) Big Data
2 33 (3.95%) SQL Server
3 17 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (1.44%) Hadoop
6 11 (1.32%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
8 6 (0.72%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.72%) Power BI
9 4 (0.48%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.36%) Essbase
10 3 (0.36%) GIS
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle Smart View
10 3 (0.36%) Pentaho
10 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 62 (7.42%) Jenkins
2 58 (6.94%) Git (software)
3 39 (4.67%) Selenium
4 31 (3.71%) WebDriver
5 24 (2.87%) JMeter
6 23 (2.75%) LoadRunner
7 20 (2.39%) NeoLoad
8 17 (2.03%) SilkPerformer
9 15 (1.79%) JIRA
10 13 (1.56%) Maven
11 12 (1.44%) Cucumber
11 12 (1.44%) Vagrant
12 11 (1.32%) JUnit
12 11 (1.32%) Subversion
13 10 (1.20%) InstallShield
13 10 (1.20%) MSI
14 8 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (0.84%) GitLab
15 7 (0.84%) Mockito
15 7 (0.84%) SpecFlow
General
1 120 (14.35%) Public Sector
2 69 (8.25%) Police
3 61 (7.30%) Finance
4 49 (5.86%) Local Government
5 47 (5.62%) Law
6 24 (2.87%) Legal
7 23 (2.75%) Telecoms
8 19 (2.27%) Marketing
9 16 (1.91%) Retail
10 13 (1.56%) Military
11 11 (1.32%) Fire and Rescue
12 9 (1.08%) Banking
13 8 (0.96%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.60%) Billing
14 5 (0.60%) Electronics
15 3 (0.36%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.36%) French Language
16 2 (0.24%) Automotive
17 1 (0.12%) Advertising
17 1 (0.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 110 (13.16%) Developer
2 82 (9.81%) Analyst
3 79 (9.45%) Consultant
4 61 (7.30%) Java Developer
5 49 (5.86%) Test Engineer
6 47 (5.62%) Architect
7 46 (5.50%) Project Manager
8 44 (5.26%) Software Engineer
9 43 (5.14%) DevOps Engineer
10 37 (4.43%) Business Analyst
11 31 (3.71%) Senior Test Engineer
12 29 (3.47%) Software Developer
13 28 (3.35%) Support Engineer
14 26 (3.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 25 (2.99%) Tester
16 23 (2.75%) Business Change Manager
16 23 (2.75%) Business Manager
16 23 (2.75%) Change Manager
16 23 (2.75%) IT Manager
16 23 (2.75%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.67%) Spring
2 31 (3.71%) Node.js
3 25 (2.99%) XML
4 24 (2.87%) .NET
5 23 (2.75%) React
6 22 (2.63%) J2EE
7 19 (2.27%) Web Services
8 18 (2.15%) AngularJS
8 18 (2.15%) RESTful
9 15 (1.79%) XML Schema
10 13 (1.56%) CSS
10 13 (1.56%) HTML
10 13 (1.56%) REST
10 13 (1.56%) SOAP
11 10 (1.20%) Apache Camel
12 8 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
13 7 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
14 6 (0.72%) ASP.NET
14 6 (0.72%) PowerMock
14 6 (0.72%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 75 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.47%) Data Centre
2 29 (3.47%) Management Information System
3 20 (2.39%) Public Cloud
4 17 (2.03%) User Experience
5 14 (1.67%) Driving Licence
6 11 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (0.96%) Mobile Computing
8 7 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
8 7 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (0.84%) Virtual Team
9 5 (0.60%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.60%) CCTV
9 5 (0.60%) Credit Risk
9 5 (0.60%) Cybercrime
9 5 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.60%) Market Risk
10 4 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (0.48%) Graphic Design
11 3 (0.36%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 109 (13.04%) Windows
2 101 (12.08%) Linux
3 40 (4.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (3.59%) CentOS
5 22 (2.63%) Windows 10
6 21 (2.51%) Windows 7
7 19 (2.27%) Ubuntu
8 18 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (1.79%) Windows 8
10 13 (1.56%) Windows Server
11 12 (1.44%) Unix
12 11 (1.32%) VMS
13 9 (1.08%) Debian
14 5 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.48%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.48%) Fedora
16 3 (0.36%) Android
17 1 (0.12%) CoreOS
17 1 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (15.31%) Cybersecurity
3 120 (14.35%) DevOps
4 99 (11.84%) Project Management
5 91 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 85 (10.17%) Analytics
7 77 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
7 77 (9.21%) Software Engineering
8 71 (8.49%) Test Automation
9 60 (7.18%) Information Security
10 59 (7.06%) Scrum
11 57 (6.82%) PRINCE2
12 55 (6.58%) Mentoring
13 54 (6.46%) Project Delivery
14 53 (6.34%) Change Management
15 48 (5.74%) ITIL
16 47 (5.62%) Configuration Management
16 47 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
17 45 (5.38%) Data Science
18 44 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 166 (19.86%) Java
2 114 (13.64%) Python
3 75 (8.97%) C
4 67 (8.01%) C#
5 51 (6.10%) SQL
6 47 (5.62%) JavaScript
7 45 (5.38%) Ruby
8 33 (3.95%) C++
9 21 (2.51%) Bash Shell
10 16 (1.91%) Java 8
10 16 (1.91%) Scala
11 14 (1.67%) Groovy
12 13 (1.56%) Perl
13 12 (1.44%) XQuery
14 11 (1.32%) PowerShell
15 7 (0.84%) Go
15 7 (0.84%) R
16 5 (0.60%) VBScript
17 2 (0.24%) Embedded C
17 2 (0.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 524 (62.68%) SC Cleared
2 200 (23.92%) DV Cleared
3 86 (10.29%) Degree
4 49 (5.86%) CISSP
5 45 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (5.14%) CISM
7 34 (4.07%) CCNP
8 26 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (2.75%) MCSE
10 22 (2.63%) CESG Certified Professional
10 22 (2.63%) CREST Certified
11 17 (2.03%) CCNA
11 17 (2.03%) SANS
12 16 (1.91%) CISA
12 16 (1.91%) ISTQB
13 15 (1.79%) OSCP
14 14 (1.67%) CHECK Team Leader
14 14 (1.67%) CHECK Team Member
14 14 (1.67%) CRISC
15 13 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (6.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (6.22%) QA
3 27 (3.23%) GDPR
4 20 (2.39%) SLA
5 17 (2.03%) PMO
6 16 (1.91%) NIST
7 13 (1.56%) Data Quality
7 13 (1.56%) NCSC
8 12 (1.44%) Government Security Classifications
9 8 (0.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 8 (0.96%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.84%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 4 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.36%) COBIT
13 3 (0.36%) NIST 800
13 3 (0.36%) P3O
14 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 42 (5.02%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.83%) Docker
3 21 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.32%) XenApp
6 10 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.60%) NFS
7 5 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.60%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.48%) Samba
8 4 (0.48%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.48%) vSphere
8 4 (0.48%) Xen
9 2 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.24%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.24%) KVM
9 2 (0.24%) Snort
9 2 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.12%) iptables
10 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 43 (5.14%) Terraform
2 39 (4.67%) Ansible
3 32 (3.83%) Kubernetes
4 30 (3.59%) SCCM
5 29 (3.47%) Puppet
6 19 (2.27%) Nagios
7 9 (1.08%) SCOrch
8 8 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.96%) Packer
9 7 (0.84%) ZABBIX
10 6 (0.72%) Consul
10 6 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (0.72%) Grafana
10 6 (0.72%) Red Hat Satellite
10 6 (0.72%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.60%) Graphite
11 5 (0.60%) Opsview
12 4 (0.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 4 (0.48%) OpenNMS
13 3 (0.36%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 97 (11.60%) Microsoft
2 72 (8.61%) Oracle
3 56 (6.70%) Capita
4 41 (4.90%) VMware
5 31 (3.71%) Red Hat
6 30 (3.59%) Cisco
7 24 (2.87%) Citrix
8 22 (2.63%) SAP
9 15 (1.79%) Talend
10 14 (1.67%) CheckPoint
10 14 (1.67%) Dell
11 13 (1.56%) IBM
12 12 (1.44%) McAfee
13 10 (1.20%) F5
13 10 (1.20%) Informatica
13 10 (1.20%) MuleSoft
13 10 (1.20%) Novell
13 10 (1.20%) TIBCO
14 8 (0.96%) Cloudera
14 8 (0.96%) Palo Alto