Period
to 13 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for DV Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 13 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 252 322 361
Rank change year-on-year +70 +39 -85
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 930 841 866
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.23% 0.95% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.10% 3.74% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 578 525 595
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £28,000 £27,300
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -10.00%

DV 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 UK excluding London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18,251 22,468 25,405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 24.16% 25.32% 25.01%
Number of salaries quoted 13,358 16,427 19,938
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing DV Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in the UK excluding London

DV Cleared
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for DV Cleared in the UK excluding London

DV Cleared
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DV Cleared in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

Salary histogram for DV Cleared in the UK excluding London

DV Cleared
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DV Cleared within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 13 December 2019. 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 West +19 577 £50,000 - 89
South East +62 264 £57,500 +35.29% 56
East of England +31 28 £47,500 -13.64% 12
Midlands +11 28 £60,000 +150.00% 16
North of England +48 27 £57,500 +27.78% 10
North West +40 27 £57,500 +27.78% 10
West Midlands +21 23 £61,000 +154.17% 14
Scotland +24 5 £30,000 -
East Midlands +19 5 £40,400 +4.94% 2
Wales +4 1 - - 6
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, IT jobs citing DV 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 930 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 408 (43.87%) SC Cleared
3 320 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
4 233 (25.05%) Windows
5 230 (24.73%) Java
6 225 (24.19%) Python
7 219 (23.55%) C
8 217 (23.33%) Linux
9 183 (19.68%) C++
10 170 (18.28%) Software Engineering
10 170 (18.28%) Degree
11 168 (18.06%) DevOps
12 167 (17.96%) VMware
13 154 (16.56%) Cybersecurity
14 144 (15.48%) Microsoft
15 139 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
16 137 (14.73%) Active Directory
17 133 (14.30%) JavaScript
18 121 (13.01%) ITIL
19 120 (12.90%) SQL
20 119 (12.80%) Public Sector
21 112 (12.04%) Finance
22 106 (11.40%) C#
23 97 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
24 96 (10.32%) Big Data
25 94 (10.11%) Unix
26 88 (9.46%) SCCM
27 86 (9.25%) Computer Science
28 82 (8.82%) Cisco
29 81 (8.71%) Telecoms

DV Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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 43 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 33 (3.55%) Apache Spark
3 27 (2.90%) Apache
3 27 (2.90%) JBoss
4 26 (2.80%) Confluence
5 24 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
6 18 (1.94%) MS Exchange
7 17 (1.83%) IIS
8 12 (1.29%) WebLogic
9 10 (1.08%) Apache Solr
9 10 (1.08%) Tornado
10 7 (0.75%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.75%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.54%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.43%) SAS
13 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.22%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 29 (3.12%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.97%) OrCAD
4 7 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.54%) Gephi
7 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 69 (7.42%) Azure
2 47 (5.05%) AWS
3 40 (4.30%) Office 365
4 21 (2.26%) Azure Stack
4 21 (2.26%) OneDrive
5 12 (1.29%) Trello
6 6 (0.65%) IaaS
6 6 (0.65%) OpenShift
6 6 (0.65%) SaaS
7 5 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (0.43%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (0.43%) Amazon EKS
8 4 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.43%) AWS Fargate
8 4 (0.43%) NuGet
9 3 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.32%) PaaS
10 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.22%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 78 (8.39%) DNS
2 65 (6.99%) TCP/IP
3 57 (6.13%) DHCP
4 56 (6.02%) Internet
5 49 (5.27%) Firewall
6 33 (3.55%) WAN
7 28 (3.01%) Network Security
8 23 (2.47%) LAN
8 23 (2.47%) VPN
9 21 (2.26%) NetScaler
10 18 (1.94%) Skype
11 17 (1.83%) BGP
11 17 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (1.61%) HTTP
13 14 (1.51%) OSPF
14 12 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
15 10 (1.08%) MPLS
15 10 (1.08%) SAN
15 10 (1.08%) Wireshark
16 9 (0.97%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (10.32%) Big Data
2 72 (7.74%) MongoDB
3 41 (4.41%) Hadoop
3 41 (4.41%) SQL Server
4 29 (3.12%) MySQL
5 24 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (2.47%) NoSQL
7 15 (1.61%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.51%) Apache Accumulo
9 12 (1.29%) Apache Hive
9 12 (1.29%) Neo4j
10 10 (1.08%) IBM InfoSphere
10 10 (1.08%) OrientDB
11 9 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (0.97%) Impala
11 9 (0.97%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.86%) GIS
13 5 (0.54%) Geospatial Data
13 5 (0.54%) SAP HANA
14 4 (0.43%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 75 (8.06%) JIRA
2 66 (7.10%) Jenkins
3 45 (4.84%) Git (software)
4 34 (3.66%) Selenium
5 26 (2.80%) Cucumber
6 25 (2.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 24 (2.58%) JUnit
8 23 (2.47%) Visual Studio
9 19 (2.04%) Eclipse
10 14 (1.51%) Rational DOORS
10 14 (1.51%) Subversion
10 14 (1.51%) TestRail
11 12 (1.29%) Zephyr
12 11 (1.18%) Bitbucket
13 10 (1.08%) Bitbucket Server
13 10 (1.08%) EasyMock
14 8 (0.86%) Vagrant
15 7 (0.75%) LoadRunner
15 7 (0.75%) NeoLoad
15 7 (0.75%) SilkPerformer
General
1 119 (12.80%) Public Sector
2 112 (12.04%) Finance
3 81 (8.71%) Telecoms
4 77 (8.28%) Electronics
5 59 (6.34%) Military
6 53 (5.70%) Marketing
7 51 (5.48%) Manufacturing
8 33 (3.55%) Aerospace
9 19 (2.04%) Retail
10 14 (1.51%) Law
11 8 (0.86%) Games
12 6 (0.65%) Legal
13 3 (0.32%) Billing
14 2 (0.22%) Advertising
14 2 (0.22%) Local Government
15 1 (0.11%) Police
Job Titles
1 143 (15.38%) Developer
2 83 (8.92%) Software Engineer
3 80 (8.60%) Architect
4 77 (8.28%) Analyst
5 69 (7.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 62 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 51 (5.48%) Java Developer
8 38 (4.09%) Test Engineer
9 37 (3.98%) Consultant
10 35 (3.76%) Tester
11 31 (3.33%) Network Engineer
12 30 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
13 29 (3.12%) Data Scientist
13 29 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
13 29 (3.12%) Support Engineer
14 26 (2.80%) DevOps Engineer
15 23 (2.47%) Business Analyst
15 23 (2.47%) Embedded Engineer
15 23 (2.47%) Scrum Master
16 21 (2.26%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (4.52%) Node.js
2 41 (4.41%) AngularJS
2 41 (4.41%) Spring
3 32 (3.44%) React
4 27 (2.90%) .NET
5 20 (2.15%) Java EE
5 20 (2.15%) Kafka
5 20 (2.15%) XML
6 19 (2.04%) J2EE
7 18 (1.94%) EJB
8 17 (1.83%) Gherkin
8 17 (1.83%) Hibernate
8 17 (1.83%) HTML
9 16 (1.72%) Natural Language Processing
9 16 (1.72%) Web Services
10 15 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
11 14 (1.51%) Django
11 14 (1.51%) HTML5
12 12 (1.29%) JSF
12 12 (1.29%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 77 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (5.81%) Cyberthreat
3 42 (4.52%) Management Information System
4 32 (3.44%) Data Centre
5 23 (2.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 22 (2.37%) Embedded Systems
7 17 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (1.51%) Cybercrime
9 13 (1.40%) CESG
10 10 (1.08%) PKI
10 10 (1.08%) User Experience
10 10 (1.08%) Wiki
11 9 (0.97%) ASIC
11 9 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (0.86%) Clustering
13 7 (0.75%) CMDB
13 7 (0.75%) Driving Licence
13 7 (0.75%) Smartphone
14 6 (0.65%) Replication
15 5 (0.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 233 (25.05%) Windows
2 217 (23.33%) Linux
3 94 (10.11%) Unix
4 81 (8.71%) Windows Server
5 48 (5.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (5.05%) CentOS
7 38 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (3.66%) Android
9 31 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (3.23%) Windows 7
11 27 (2.90%) Windows 10
12 23 (2.47%) Apple iOS
13 22 (2.37%) Mac OS
14 20 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (1.61%) Windows XP
16 14 (1.51%) Windows 2000
17 10 (1.08%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.65%) AIX
18 6 (0.65%) Debian
19 4 (0.43%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (18.28%) Software Engineering
3 168 (18.06%) DevOps
4 154 (16.56%) Cybersecurity
5 121 (13.01%) ITIL
6 97 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
7 86 (9.25%) Computer Science
8 80 (8.60%) Test Automation
9 76 (8.17%) TDD
10 72 (7.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 72 (7.74%) OO
11 71 (7.63%) Programme Management
12 70 (7.53%) Machine Learning
13 69 (7.42%) Project Management
14 67 (7.20%) Continuous Improvement
15 66 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
16 63 (6.77%) Change Management
16 63 (6.77%) Scrum
17 60 (6.45%) Analytics
18 57 (6.13%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 230 (24.73%) Java
2 225 (24.19%) Python
3 219 (23.55%) C
4 183 (19.68%) C++
5 133 (14.30%) JavaScript
6 120 (12.90%) SQL
7 106 (11.40%) C#
8 72 (7.74%) PowerShell
9 47 (5.05%) Bash Shell
10 22 (2.37%) MATLAB
10 22 (2.37%) Shell Script
11 19 (2.04%) PHP
12 15 (1.61%) R
13 14 (1.51%) Scala
14 13 (1.40%) Ruby
15 12 (1.29%) Go
16 10 (1.08%) VBScript
17 9 (0.97%) Java 8
17 9 (0.97%) Perl
18 6 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 930 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 408 (43.87%) SC Cleared
3 170 (18.28%) Degree
4 56 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (4.52%) CCNA
6 37 (3.98%) CISSP
6 37 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (3.44%) MCSE
8 24 (2.58%) CCNP
9 23 (2.47%) MCSA
10 20 (2.15%) ISTQB
11 18 (1.94%) CEH
12 16 (1.72%) HND
13 15 (1.61%) IISP
14 14 (1.51%) CCDP
14 14 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
15 13 (1.40%) APMP
15 13 (1.40%) GIAC
15 13 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 13 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.12%) SLA
2 16 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 16 (1.72%) JSP 440
3 11 (1.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 10 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.97%) NIST
5 9 (0.97%) RMADS
6 7 (0.75%) HMG Infosec
7 5 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.43%) NCSC
8 4 (0.43%) QA
8 4 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.22%) COBIT
9 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.22%) GDPR
9 2 (0.22%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.22%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.22%) PMO
10 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 139 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 137 (14.73%) Active Directory
3 55 (5.91%) Hyper-V
4 53 (5.70%) Docker
5 42 (4.52%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (3.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 28 (3.01%) VMware NSX
8 22 (2.37%) Firmware
8 22 (2.37%) XenApp
9 17 (1.83%) XenDesktop
10 14 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (1.29%) vSphere
12 10 (1.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 9 (0.97%) VirtualBox
14 6 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.54%) Apache Flume
15 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.32%) iptables
16 3 (0.32%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 88 (9.46%) SCCM
2 68 (7.31%) SCOM
3 52 (5.59%) Ansible
4 35 (3.76%) Kubernetes
4 35 (3.76%) vCenter Server
5 34 (3.66%) Puppet
6 27 (2.90%) WSUS
7 25 (2.69%) NetBackup
8 21 (2.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 21 (2.26%) SCOrch
9 20 (2.15%) Nagios
9 20 (2.15%) Terraform
10 18 (1.94%) SCVMM
11 17 (1.83%) EMC NetWorker
12 15 (1.61%) vRealize
13 14 (1.51%) Cloudify
14 10 (1.08%) Salt
15 9 (0.97%) Grafana
16 8 (0.86%) Check_MK
16 8 (0.86%) logstash
Vendors
1 167 (17.96%) VMware
2 144 (15.48%) Microsoft
3 82 (8.82%) Cisco
4 60 (6.45%) Oracle
5 56 (6.02%) SAP
6 50 (5.38%) Citrix
7 44 (4.73%) Red Hat
8 39 (4.19%) HP
9 38 (4.09%) Atlassian
9 38 (4.09%) Splunk
10 24 (2.58%) Juniper
11 21 (2.26%) Veeam
12 20 (2.15%) Symantec
13 19 (2.04%) EMC
14 17 (1.83%) McAfee
15 15 (1.61%) IBM
16 14 (1.51%) Apple
17 13 (1.40%) Google
18 10 (1.08%) Veritas
19 9 (0.97%) CheckPoint