Period
to 28 September 2021

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 28 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > Midlands
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 37 37 93
Rank change year-on-year 0 +56 +1
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 637 223 369
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 6.09% 5.85% 3.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.84% 24.67% 13.61%
Number of salaries quoted 315 144 229
10th Percentile £38,750 £33,250 £31,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £35,846 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% -10.00% +9.89%
75th Percentile £72,500 £60,000 £66,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £68,750 £80,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £54,380 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.33% +3.58% +5.00%

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 2,288 904 2,712
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.87% 23.73% 23.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,354 717 2,024
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,841 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £58,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 28 September 2021.

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 28 September 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
West Midlands +16 514 £62,500 +13.64% 72
East Midlands -41 120 £45,000 +5.88% 19
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 524 (82.26%) SC Cleared
2 352 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (31.24%) Azure
4 166 (26.06%) Social Skills
5 140 (21.98%) Terraform
6 135 (21.19%) Problem-Solving
7 134 (21.04%) AWS
8 132 (20.72%) Mentoring
9 126 (19.78%) DevOps
10 118 (18.52%) Microsoft
11 111 (17.43%) Greenfield Project
12 108 (16.95%) Java
13 98 (15.38%) Docker
14 94 (14.76%) Jenkins
15 84 (13.19%) ServiceNow
16 82 (12.87%) REST
17 81 (12.72%) Analytics
18 80 (12.56%) Continuous Integration
19 78 (12.24%) Linux
20 75 (11.77%) VMware
21 71 (11.15%) BDD
21 71 (11.15%) Open Source
21 71 (11.15%) Microservices
21 71 (11.15%) Infrastructure as Code
22 67 (10.52%) C#
23 64 (10.05%) Test Automation
24 61 (9.58%) Cybersecurity
24 61 (9.58%) SQL
25 60 (9.42%) Coaching
26 58 (9.11%) Ansible

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 (2.35%) Confluence
2 6 (0.94%) IIS
3 5 (0.78%) Apache Spark
3 5 (0.78%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.63%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.47%) SAS
6 2 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.16%) Apache
7 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.16%) JBoss
7 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 19 (2.98%) Oracle ERP
2 15 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.94%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.78%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 4 (0.63%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.31%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.31%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.31%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payroll
9 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 199 (31.24%) Azure
2 134 (21.04%) AWS
3 52 (8.16%) GitHub
3 52 (8.16%) Serverless
4 41 (6.44%) GCP
5 33 (5.18%) Power Platform
6 29 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 28 (4.40%) iPaaS
8 25 (3.92%) SaaS
9 23 (3.61%) AWS CloudFormation
9 23 (3.61%) Dynamics 365
10 21 (3.30%) Power Automate
10 21 (3.30%) PowerApps
11 19 (2.98%) Microsoft 365
12 17 (2.67%) Azure Key Vault
13 14 (2.20%) AtomSphere
13 14 (2.20%) Azure Logic Apps
13 14 (2.20%) Boomi
13 14 (2.20%) IaaS
14 12 (1.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.98%) Firewall
2 16 (2.51%) Network Security
3 9 (1.41%) DNS
4 8 (1.26%) Wireless
5 6 (0.94%) DHCP
5 6 (0.94%) VPN
6 5 (0.78%) Internet
6 5 (0.78%) LAN
7 4 (0.63%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.63%) MPLS
7 4 (0.63%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.63%) WAN
8 3 (0.47%) BGP
8 3 (0.47%) ICMP
8 3 (0.47%) IPv4
8 3 (0.47%) OSPF
8 3 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.31%) DWDM
9 2 (0.31%) IPsec
9 2 (0.31%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 44 (6.91%) Big Data
3 22 (3.45%) Power BI
3 22 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (2.51%) Relational Database
6 14 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (1.88%) MySQL
9 11 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (1.57%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.10%) Data Lake
11 7 (1.10%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.10%) Ingres
11 7 (1.10%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.10%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.10%) VoltDB
12 6 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (0.94%) DTS
12 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 94 (14.76%) Jenkins
2 44 (6.91%) JIRA
3 35 (5.49%) Git (software)
4 25 (3.92%) JMeter
4 25 (3.92%) Newman
4 25 (3.92%) Postman
4 25 (3.92%) REST Assured
5 23 (3.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 21 (3.30%) GitLab
7 17 (2.67%) Selenium
8 6 (0.94%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.63%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.63%) Gradle
10 4 (0.63%) Robot Framework
11 3 (0.47%) Hudson
11 3 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.47%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.31%) SoapUI
General
1 166 (26.06%) Social Skills
2 56 (8.79%) Public Sector
3 40 (6.28%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 31 (4.87%) Finance
5 25 (3.92%) Marketing
5 25 (3.92%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.98%) Influencing Skills
7 16 (2.51%) Police
8 11 (1.73%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (1.41%) Presentation Skills
10 7 (1.10%) Military
11 6 (0.94%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.94%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.63%) Retail
13 3 (0.47%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (0.47%) Law
14 2 (0.31%) Electronics
15 1 (0.16%) Fire and Rescue
15 1 (0.16%) Games
15 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 156 (24.49%) Developer
2 92 (14.44%) Architect
3 63 (9.89%) DevOps Engineer
4 54 (8.48%) Java Developer
5 50 (7.85%) Analyst
6 41 (6.44%) Consultant
7 35 (5.49%) ServiceNow Developer
8 32 (5.02%) Senior Developer
8 32 (5.02%) Technical Architect
9 31 (4.87%) Infrastructure Architect
10 28 (4.40%) Senior DevOps
10 28 (4.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 25 (3.92%) Automation Test Analyst
11 25 (3.92%) Test Analyst
11 25 (3.92%) Test Engineer
12 24 (3.77%) Software Engineer
13 22 (3.45%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
13 22 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
13 22 (3.45%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
14 21 (3.30%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (12.87%) REST
2 50 (7.85%) Middleware
2 50 (7.85%) Spring
3 44 (6.91%) GraphQL
3 44 (6.91%) Hibernate
3 44 (6.91%) JavaBeans
4 40 (6.28%) .NET
5 25 (3.92%) RESTful
6 23 (3.61%) ARM Templates
7 22 (3.45%) React
8 17 (2.67%) HTML
8 17 (2.67%) OAuth
8 17 (2.67%) OAuth2
9 15 (2.35%) Express
9 15 (2.35%) HTML5
10 11 (1.73%) Oracle Fusion
11 10 (1.57%) Web Services
12 9 (1.41%) ASP.NET
12 9 (1.41%) Elastic Stack
13 7 (1.10%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 111 (17.43%) Greenfield Project
2 53 (8.32%) Public Cloud
3 47 (7.38%) Data Centre
4 41 (6.44%) Management Information System
5 22 (3.45%) Legacy Systems
6 15 (2.35%) Cloud Native
6 15 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (2.20%) Replication
8 12 (1.88%) Clustering
9 10 (1.57%) Data Protection Act
9 10 (1.57%) Virtual Team
10 6 (0.94%) Security Operations Centre
10 6 (0.94%) Smart Meter
11 5 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (0.78%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.63%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.47%) CESG
14 2 (0.31%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 2 (0.31%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 78 (12.24%) Linux
2 40 (6.28%) Windows
3 32 (5.02%) Unix
4 17 (2.67%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.73%) Windows Server 2016
5 11 (1.73%) Windows Server 2019
6 10 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.94%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.78%) Android
9 3 (0.47%) AIX
9 3 (0.47%) CentOS
9 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (21.19%) Problem-Solving
3 132 (20.72%) Mentoring
4 126 (19.78%) DevOps
5 81 (12.72%) Analytics
6 80 (12.56%) Continuous Integration
7 71 (11.15%) BDD
7 71 (11.15%) Infrastructure as Code
7 71 (11.15%) Microservices
7 71 (11.15%) Open Source
8 64 (10.05%) Test Automation
9 61 (9.58%) Cybersecurity
10 60 (9.42%) Coaching
11 58 (9.11%) Scrum
12 54 (8.48%) TDD
13 50 (7.85%) Software Engineering
14 48 (7.54%) Data Analytics
15 46 (7.22%) Configuration Management
15 46 (7.22%) SOA
16 44 (6.91%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 108 (16.95%) Java
2 67 (10.52%) C#
3 61 (9.58%) SQL
4 56 (8.79%) Java 8
5 54 (8.48%) Python
6 40 (6.28%) PowerShell
7 38 (5.97%) JavaScript
8 19 (2.98%) Go
9 16 (2.51%) Bash Shell
10 13 (2.04%) C
11 10 (1.57%) C++
12 9 (1.41%) Perl
12 9 (1.41%) Ruby
13 8 (1.26%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.63%) U-SQL
15 2 (0.31%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.31%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.16%) PHP
16 1 (0.16%) VB
16 1 (0.16%) VB6
Qualifications
1 524 (82.26%) SC Cleared
2 41 (6.44%) DV Cleared
3 29 (4.55%) Degree
3 29 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (4.40%) MCSA
5 27 (4.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 26 (4.08%) MCSE
6 26 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 24 (3.77%) MCP
8 17 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (2.51%) AWS Certification
9 16 (2.51%) Oracle Certification
10 10 (1.57%) CCNP
11 8 (1.26%) CCNA
12 6 (0.94%) CISSP
13 5 (0.78%) CCDP
13 5 (0.78%) Server+ Certification
14 4 (0.63%) CISM
14 4 (0.63%) CREST Certified
15 3 (0.47%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.59%) QA
2 22 (3.45%) GDPR
3 20 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (2.98%) SLA
5 10 (1.57%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (1.57%) NIST
6 8 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 8 (1.26%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.31%) NCSC
9 1 (0.16%) COBIT
9 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 98 (15.38%) Docker
2 40 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.92%) vSphere
4 21 (3.30%) Active Directory
5 10 (1.57%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.16%) Firmware
8 1 (0.16%) KVM
8 1 (0.16%) NFS
8 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 140 (21.98%) Terraform
2 58 (9.11%) Ansible
3 53 (8.32%) Kubernetes
4 14 (2.20%) Puppet
5 12 (1.88%) Consul
5 12 (1.88%) Packer
6 11 (1.73%) Grafana
6 11 (1.73%) Prometheus
7 10 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (1.41%) Graphite
9 8 (1.26%) CFEngine
10 7 (1.10%) Data Guard
10 7 (1.10%) SCCM
11 6 (0.94%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (0.94%) Opsgenie
11 6 (0.94%) Opsview
12 5 (0.78%) FortiGate
12 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.78%) SCOM
13 4 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 118 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 84 (13.19%) ServiceNow
3 75 (11.77%) VMware
4 50 (7.85%) Oracle
5 32 (5.02%) Cisco
6 24 (3.77%) MuleSoft
7 17 (2.67%) Dell
8 14 (2.20%) Citrix
9 13 (2.04%) Google
10 12 (1.88%) Aruba
11 11 (1.73%) Atlassian
12 10 (1.57%) Juniper
12 10 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (1.57%) SnapLogic
13 8 (1.26%) Adobe
13 8 (1.26%) Splunk
14 7 (1.10%) LogRhythm
14 7 (1.10%) Palo Alto
15 6 (0.94%) Apple
15 6 (0.94%) Red Hat