Period
to 2 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 2 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > Midlands
6 months to
2 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 109 72
Rank change year-on-year +49 -37 +30
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 207 314 495
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.32% 2.80% 3.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.43% 12.03% 14.44%
Number of salaries quoted 129 242 246
Median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% +11.76% -22.73%
10th Percentile £35,250 £31,250 £23,625
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £66,875
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,190 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.17% +4.38% +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 the Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 966 2,611 3,429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 20.15% 23.30% 26.64%
Number of salaries quoted 716 2,003 2,304
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,848 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £67,850
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the Midlands

Security Cleared
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Security Cleared in the Midlands

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in the Midlands over the 6 months to 2 December 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in the Midlands

Security Cleared
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 2 December 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
West Midlands +33 167 £57,000 +14.00% 57
East Midlands +50 36 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 174 (84.06%) SC Cleared
2 97 (46.86%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (27.05%) Linux
4 49 (23.67%) JavaScript
5 38 (18.36%) Microsoft
5 38 (18.36%) Software Engineering
6 36 (17.39%) Azure
6 36 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
7 34 (16.43%) Windows
7 34 (16.43%) Python
8 33 (15.94%) TDD
8 33 (15.94%) Problem-Solving
8 33 (15.94%) Public Sector
9 31 (14.98%) Java
9 31 (14.98%) DevOps
10 29 (14.01%) AWS
11 28 (13.53%) Degree
12 27 (13.04%) SIEM
12 27 (13.04%) HTML
12 27 (13.04%) CSS
13 26 (12.56%) SQL Server
13 26 (12.56%) DV Cleared
14 25 (12.08%) AngularJS
15 24 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
15 24 (11.59%) MVC
15 24 (11.59%) Collaborative Working
15 24 (11.59%) Terraform
16 22 (10.63%) SQL
16 22 (10.63%) VMware
16 22 (10.63%) Scrum

Security Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 15 (7.25%) Confluence
2 8 (3.86%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (3.38%) GlassFish
3 7 (3.38%) JBoss
3 7 (3.38%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.93%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.45%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.97%) CMS
6 2 (0.97%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.48%) Mule
7 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (4.83%) Figma
1 10 (4.83%) InVision
1 10 (4.83%) Sketch
2 5 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.48%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 7 (3.38%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.97%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.48%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 36 (17.39%) Azure
2 29 (14.01%) AWS
3 15 (7.25%) GitHub
4 8 (3.86%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (2.90%) Office 365
6 4 (1.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (1.93%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.93%) AWS CloudTrail
6 4 (1.93%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (1.93%) PaaS
6 4 (1.93%) Serverless
7 3 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.45%) SaaS
8 2 (0.97%) BlazeMeter
8 2 (0.97%) IaaS
8 2 (0.97%) npm
8 2 (0.97%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.48%) Logic Apps
9 1 (0.48%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.28%) Internet
2 11 (5.31%) Firewall
3 10 (4.83%) SAN
4 8 (3.86%) VPN
5 7 (3.38%) BGP
5 7 (3.38%) OSPF
6 6 (2.90%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (2.90%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (2.90%) LAN
6 6 (2.90%) Network Security
7 5 (2.42%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.42%) WAN
8 4 (1.93%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.93%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (1.93%) HSRP
8 4 (1.93%) HTTP
8 4 (1.93%) SMTP
8 4 (1.93%) SNMP
8 4 (1.93%) VLAN
9 3 (1.45%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.56%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.18%) NoSQL
3 10 (4.83%) Big Data
4 7 (3.38%) MySQL
5 6 (2.90%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.42%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.93%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (1.93%) Pentaho
7 4 (1.93%) Redis
7 4 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.48%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.48%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 22 (10.63%) Jenkins
2 18 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 16 (7.73%) JIRA
4 14 (6.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (5.80%) JUnit
5 12 (5.80%) Mockito
6 11 (5.31%) Bitbucket
7 9 (4.35%) GitLab
7 9 (4.35%) Visual Studio
8 8 (3.86%) Visual Studio Code
9 7 (3.38%) Apache Archiva
9 7 (3.38%) Artifactory
9 7 (3.38%) Selenium
9 7 (3.38%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (3.38%) TeamCity
10 6 (2.90%) Metasploit
11 5 (2.42%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (1.93%) Capybara
12 4 (1.93%) minitest
12 4 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (15.94%) Public Sector
2 16 (7.73%) Aerospace
3 8 (3.86%) Marketing
3 8 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.90%) Electronics
4 6 (2.90%) Military
5 5 (2.42%) Finance
6 4 (1.93%) Police
7 3 (1.45%) Law
8 2 (0.97%) Banking
8 2 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.97%) Retail
9 1 (0.48%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (18.36%) Developer
2 23 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 19 (9.18%) Analyst
4 17 (8.21%) Architect
5 16 (7.73%) Java Developer
6 15 (7.25%) DevOps Engineer
6 15 (7.25%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 13 (6.28%) Senior Developer
8 12 (5.80%) Designer
8 12 (5.80%) Network Engineer
9 10 (4.83%) Embedded Engineer
9 10 (4.83%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 9 (4.35%) Junior
10 9 (4.35%) UX Designer
11 8 (3.86%) AWS Engineer
11 8 (3.86%) Security Engineer
11 8 (3.86%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (3.38%) Lead Developer
12 7 (3.38%) Security Analyst
12 7 (3.38%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.04%) CSS
1 27 (13.04%) HTML
2 25 (12.08%) AngularJS
3 21 (10.14%) Node.js
4 19 (9.18%) .NET
5 16 (7.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 15 (7.25%) React
7 14 (6.76%) REST
8 13 (6.28%) Apache Camel
8 13 (6.28%) CSS3
8 13 (6.28%) HTML5
8 13 (6.28%) JMS
8 13 (6.28%) Spring
9 12 (5.80%) JAX-RS
9 12 (5.80%) RESTful
9 12 (5.80%) Spring Integration
10 10 (4.83%) .NET Framework
11 8 (3.86%) ASP.NET
11 8 (3.86%) Hibernate
12 7 (3.38%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.21%) Data Centre
3 13 (6.28%) Driving Licence
4 11 (5.31%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (5.31%) User Experience
5 9 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
5 9 (4.35%) Internet of Things
6 7 (3.38%) Cyberattack
6 7 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (3.38%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.42%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.42%) Blog
7 5 (2.42%) VHDL
7 5 (2.42%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.93%) Social Media
9 3 (1.45%) Replication
10 2 (0.97%) CMDB
10 2 (0.97%) Cybercrime
10 2 (0.97%) Fibre Optics
11 1 (0.48%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 56 (27.05%) Linux
2 34 (16.43%) Windows
3 18 (8.70%) Unix
4 9 (4.35%) Mac OS
5 8 (3.86%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.42%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.45%) Solaris
8 3 (1.45%) SUSE
9 2 (0.97%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.48%) CentOS
10 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (46.86%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (18.36%) Software Engineering
3 36 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
4 33 (15.94%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (15.94%) TDD
5 31 (14.98%) DevOps
6 27 (13.04%) SIEM
7 24 (11.59%) Collaborative Working
7 24 (11.59%) MVC
8 22 (10.63%) Scrum
9 20 (9.66%) Mentoring
10 19 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (9.18%) Open Source
11 18 (8.70%) Configuration Management
12 16 (7.73%) Service Delivery
13 15 (7.25%) Test Automation
14 14 (6.76%) Coaching
15 13 (6.28%) Microservices
15 13 (6.28%) Migration
15 13 (6.28%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (23.67%) JavaScript
2 34 (16.43%) Python
3 31 (14.98%) Java
4 22 (10.63%) SQL
5 21 (10.14%) PowerShell
6 18 (8.70%) C#
7 17 (8.21%) C++
8 15 (7.25%) Java 8
9 12 (5.80%) Bash Shell
10 10 (4.83%) TypeScript
11 8 (3.86%) Shell Script
12 7 (3.38%) C
13 6 (2.90%) Perl
13 6 (2.90%) Ruby
14 4 (1.93%) PHP
14 4 (1.93%) Scala
15 2 (0.97%) Go
15 2 (0.97%) VB
15 2 (0.97%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.97%) VB6
Qualifications
1 174 (84.06%) SC Cleared
2 28 (13.53%) Degree
3 26 (12.56%) DV Cleared
4 11 (5.31%) CREST Certified
5 9 (4.35%) AWS Certification
5 9 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (3.86%) CCNP
6 8 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (2.90%) CCNA
7 6 (2.90%) CISSP
8 5 (2.42%) BC Cleared
8 5 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.93%) CISM
9 4 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.93%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (1.45%) CISA
10 3 (1.45%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.97%) CASP
11 2 (0.97%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.97%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (4.83%) ISO 9001
3 6 (2.90%) GPG13
4 5 (2.42%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (1.93%) NCSC
5 4 (1.93%) NIST
6 3 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.45%) SLA
7 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.48%) ISO 31000
8 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.48%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 22 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (7.73%) Docker
3 9 (4.35%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.42%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.42%) vSphere
5 3 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.48%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.48%) HDFS
6 1 (0.48%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (11.59%) Terraform
2 19 (9.18%) Kubernetes
3 12 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (5.31%) Ansible
5 7 (3.38%) Nagios
6 6 (2.90%) Puppet
7 5 (2.42%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 5 (2.42%) SELinux
8 3 (1.45%) Netcool
8 3 (1.45%) SCCM
9 2 (0.97%) CFEngine
9 2 (0.97%) Consul
9 2 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.97%) Packer
9 2 (0.97%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.48%) Avamar
10 1 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.48%) OpenView
10 1 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.48%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 38 (18.36%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.63%) VMware
3 18 (8.70%) Oracle
4 9 (4.35%) Cisco
4 9 (4.35%) Splunk
5 8 (3.86%) Atlassian
5 8 (3.86%) IBM
5 8 (3.86%) Juniper
5 8 (3.86%) SolarWinds
6 4 (1.93%) AlienVault
6 4 (1.93%) LogRhythm
6 4 (1.93%) NEC
6 4 (1.93%) Palo Alto
6 4 (1.93%) Talend
7 3 (1.45%) Acronis
7 3 (1.45%) Adobe
7 3 (1.45%) Dell
7 3 (1.45%) SAP
7 3 (1.45%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.97%) Google