Period
to 8 August 2020

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

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 175 228 330
Rank change year-on-year +53 +102 +15
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 639 1,226 916
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.77% 1.49% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.52% 5.65% 3.87%
Number of salaries quoted 361 789 544
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £35,846 £33,750 £28,400
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £67,850
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%

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 8,494 21,689 23,663
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.56% 26.37% 24.44%
Number of salaries quoted 6,111 15,515 17,648
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing DV Cleared as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing DV Cleared in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

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 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 West -6 284 £55,000 +10.00% 40
South East +70 225 £57,500 +6.48% 44
Midlands +119 74 £47,000 -26.85% 15
North of England +169 50 £50,000 -9.09% 2
North West +125 45 £50,000 -16.67% 2
West Midlands +77 45 £47,500 -25.20% 12
East Midlands +118 36 £47,500 - 3
East of England +105 18 £52,500 +16.67% 5
Scotland - 7 £61,250 - 2
Yorkshire +121 5 £46,750 +33.57%
Wales +32 2 £51,000 +2.00% 3
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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.

1 639 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 306 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
3 252 (39.44%) SC Cleared
4 169 (26.45%) Java
5 140 (21.91%) Linux
6 136 (21.28%) Microsoft
7 132 (20.66%) Python
8 120 (18.78%) VMware
9 118 (18.47%) Windows
10 114 (17.84%) Cybersecurity
11 112 (17.53%) Software Engineering
12 110 (17.21%) Active Directory
13 107 (16.74%) C
14 101 (15.81%) C++
15 99 (15.49%) DevOps
16 88 (13.77%) Degree
17 81 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
18 79 (12.36%) SCCM
19 75 (11.74%) Docker
20 74 (11.58%) Windows Server
21 73 (11.42%) C#
21 73 (11.42%) ITIL
22 71 (11.11%) Big Data
23 69 (10.80%) Scrum
24 68 (10.64%) Azure
24 68 (10.64%) Data Science
25 64 (10.02%) Scaled Agile Framework
26 63 (9.86%) OO
26 63 (9.86%) JavaScript
27 62 (9.70%) SQL

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 40 (6.26%) Confluence
2 22 (3.44%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (2.35%) JBoss
5 13 (2.03%) Apache
6 12 (1.88%) Apache Spark
7 9 (1.41%) MS Exchange
8 8 (1.25%) Apache Solr
9 7 (1.10%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.10%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.94%) IIS
10 6 (0.94%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.94%) WildFly
11 5 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.31%) Moodle
12 2 (0.31%) SAS
13 1 (0.16%) GlassFish
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (3.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.31%) Gephi
7 1 (0.16%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.16%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 68 (10.64%) Azure
2 62 (9.70%) AWS
3 17 (2.66%) IaaS
4 16 (2.50%) PaaS
4 16 (2.50%) SaaS
5 7 (1.10%) GCP
5 7 (1.10%) Office 365
6 5 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (0.78%) OpenShift
7 4 (0.63%) Serverless
8 3 (0.47%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 3 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.47%) Power Platform
8 3 (0.47%) Trello
9 2 (0.31%) Azure Stack
9 2 (0.31%) GitHub
9 2 (0.31%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.16%) BlazeMeter
10 1 (0.16%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 53 (8.29%) Firewall
2 52 (8.14%) DNS
3 48 (7.51%) DHCP
4 45 (7.04%) LAN
5 33 (5.16%) WAN
6 20 (3.13%) VPN
7 18 (2.82%) Internet
8 14 (2.19%) OSPF
8 14 (2.19%) TCP/IP
9 13 (2.03%) WLAN
10 12 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (1.88%) HTTP
10 12 (1.88%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (1.88%) VLAN
11 11 (1.72%) BGP
12 10 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (1.56%) Network Security
13 9 (1.41%) SAN
13 9 (1.41%) Wireshark
14 8 (1.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (11.11%) Big Data
2 36 (5.63%) MongoDB
3 35 (5.48%) SQL Server
4 31 (4.85%) Hadoop
5 18 (2.82%) NoSQL
6 17 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (2.50%) MySQL
8 8 (1.25%) Apache Accumulo
8 8 (1.25%) Geospatial Data
8 8 (1.25%) GIS
9 7 (1.10%) SQLite
10 6 (0.94%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.78%) DB2
12 4 (0.63%) Neo4j
12 4 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (0.47%) Power BI
13 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 58 (9.08%) Jenkins
1 58 (9.08%) JIRA
2 22 (3.44%) Git (software)
3 20 (3.13%) Selenium
4 17 (2.66%) Cucumber
5 16 (2.50%) Bitbucket
6 14 (2.19%) Eclipse
7 12 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (1.56%) JUnit
8 10 (1.56%) Visual Studio
9 9 (1.41%) git-flow
9 9 (1.41%) Rational DOORS
10 8 (1.25%) LoadRunner
11 7 (1.10%) Bitbucket Server
11 7 (1.10%) JMeter
11 7 (1.10%) Maven
11 7 (1.10%) SoapUI
12 6 (0.94%) IDA Disassembler
12 6 (0.94%) Subversion
13 5 (0.78%) TestRail
General
1 42 (6.57%) Back Office
2 39 (6.10%) Legal
3 38 (5.95%) Public Sector
4 33 (5.16%) Finance
5 29 (4.54%) Law
6 24 (3.76%) Military
7 22 (3.44%) Police
8 12 (1.88%) Aerospace
9 11 (1.72%) Electronics
10 6 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.94%) Retail
11 4 (0.63%) Advertising
11 4 (0.63%) Games
11 4 (0.63%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.47%) Marketing
13 2 (0.31%) Local Government
14 1 (0.16%) Avionics
14 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 82 (12.83%) Architect
2 78 (12.21%) Software Engineer
3 70 (10.95%) Developer
4 49 (7.67%) Analyst
5 32 (5.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 32 (5.01%) Server Engineer
6 30 (4.69%) Consultant
6 30 (4.69%) Software Developer
6 30 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
7 28 (4.38%) Business Analyst
8 26 (4.07%) Java Developer
9 19 (2.97%) Team Leader
10 18 (2.82%) Infrastructure Team Leader
10 18 (2.82%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
11 17 (2.66%) Network Engineer
12 16 (2.50%) Wintel Engineer
13 15 (2.35%) Break Fix Engineer
13 15 (2.35%) Cloud Architect
13 15 (2.35%) Security Architect
13 15 (2.35%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.85%) Spring
2 30 (4.69%) Node.js
3 29 (4.54%) AngularJS
4 27 (4.23%) Kafka
5 23 (3.60%) React
6 22 (3.44%) .NET
6 22 (3.44%) Apache NiFi
7 20 (3.13%) HTML
8 18 (2.82%) Java EE
9 14 (2.19%) XML
10 12 (1.88%) JSON
10 12 (1.88%) REST
10 12 (1.88%) Spring Boot
11 11 (1.72%) .NET Framework
12 10 (1.56%) CSS
12 10 (1.56%) HTML5
12 10 (1.56%) Web Services
13 9 (1.41%) Middleware
14 8 (1.25%) CSS3
14 8 (1.25%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 57 (8.92%) Data Centre
2 35 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.54%) PKI
4 27 (4.23%) Driving Licence
5 25 (3.91%) Management Information System
6 24 (3.76%) Cyberthreat
7 18 (2.82%) CMDB
8 17 (2.66%) Cyberattack
8 17 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
9 16 (2.50%) Cloud Native
9 16 (2.50%) Cybercrime
10 14 (2.19%) CESG
10 14 (2.19%) Clustering
11 11 (1.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 10 (1.56%) Public Cloud
13 9 (1.41%) Cyber Defence
13 9 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
13 9 (1.41%) Internet of Things
14 8 (1.25%) User Experience
15 7 (1.10%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 140 (21.91%) Linux
2 118 (18.47%) Windows
3 74 (11.58%) Windows Server
4 39 (6.10%) Windows Server 2016
5 33 (5.16%) Unix
6 30 (4.69%) CentOS
7 29 (4.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (3.60%) Windows 10
10 21 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (1.10%) AIX
11 7 (1.10%) Solaris
12 6 (0.94%) Android
12 6 (0.94%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.78%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.63%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.47%) Debian
16 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.16%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (17.84%) Cybersecurity
3 112 (17.53%) Software Engineering
4 99 (15.49%) DevOps
5 73 (11.42%) ITIL
6 69 (10.80%) Scrum
7 68 (10.64%) Data Science
8 64 (10.02%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 63 (9.86%) OO
10 60 (9.39%) Machine Learning
11 54 (8.45%) Artificial Intelligence
12 49 (7.67%) Technical Leadership
13 48 (7.51%) Mentoring
14 46 (7.20%) Open Source
15 44 (6.89%) Project Management
16 42 (6.57%) Information Assurance
17 41 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 39 (6.10%) Business Development
19 38 (5.95%) Information Security
20 36 (5.63%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 169 (26.45%) Java
2 132 (20.66%) Python
3 107 (16.74%) C
4 101 (15.81%) C++
5 73 (11.42%) C#
6 63 (9.86%) JavaScript
7 62 (9.70%) SQL
8 61 (9.55%) PowerShell
9 33 (5.16%) Bash Shell
10 21 (3.29%) Java 8
11 17 (2.66%) VB
12 15 (2.35%) R
13 10 (1.56%) MATLAB
13 10 (1.56%) Scala
14 8 (1.25%) Ruby
15 7 (1.10%) Perl
15 7 (1.10%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.94%) PHP
17 5 (0.78%) Go
17 5 (0.78%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 639 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 252 (39.44%) SC Cleared
3 88 (13.77%) Degree
4 43 (6.73%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (5.16%) CCNA
6 29 (4.54%) CISSP
7 20 (3.13%) CESG Certified Professional
8 17 (2.66%) CCNP
9 14 (2.19%) CISM
10 11 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (1.56%) CCDP
11 10 (1.56%) MCSE
12 8 (1.25%) HND
13 7 (1.10%) CCIE
14 6 (0.94%) ISTQB
14 6 (0.94%) JNCIA
15 5 (0.78%) LPIC
15 5 (0.78%) OSCP
16 4 (0.63%) CompTIA Security+
16 4 (0.63%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (3.76%) SLA
3 22 (3.44%) NIST
4 20 (3.13%) NCSC
5 18 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (2.35%) JSP 440
6 15 (2.35%) NIST 800
7 11 (1.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.63%) QA
9 4 (0.63%) RMADS
10 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.16%) GPG13
10 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 110 (17.21%) Active Directory
2 81 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (11.74%) Docker
4 47 (7.36%) Hyper-V
5 24 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (3.44%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (2.97%) vSphere
8 18 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
9 13 (2.03%) VMware Server
10 11 (1.72%) Firmware
11 9 (1.41%) VMware NSX
12 8 (1.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.63%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.47%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.47%) PowerHA
14 3 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.31%) Apache Flume
15 2 (0.31%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 79 (12.36%) SCCM
2 62 (9.70%) WSUS
3 59 (9.23%) SCOM
4 56 (8.76%) Ansible
5 28 (4.38%) Terraform
6 26 (4.07%) NetBackup
6 26 (4.07%) SCVMM
7 23 (3.60%) EMC NetWorker
8 19 (2.97%) Puppet
9 16 (2.50%) Kubernetes
10 13 (2.03%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 9 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (1.10%) vRealize
12 7 (1.10%) WhatsUp Gold
13 5 (0.78%) Nessus
13 5 (0.78%) Packer
14 4 (0.63%) HP ALM
14 4 (0.63%) logstash
14 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 4 (0.63%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 136 (21.28%) Microsoft
2 120 (18.78%) VMware
3 56 (8.76%) Cisco
4 36 (5.63%) Red Hat
5 35 (5.48%) Oracle
6 31 (4.85%) HP
7 30 (4.69%) Citrix
8 27 (4.23%) Symantec
9 26 (4.07%) EMC
10 25 (3.91%) Atlassian
11 20 (3.13%) Juniper
12 19 (2.97%) Google
13 11 (1.72%) SolarWinds
13 11 (1.72%) Splunk
14 8 (1.25%) BMC
15 7 (1.10%) Palo Alto
16 6 (0.94%) LogRhythm
16 6 (0.94%) McAfee
16 6 (0.94%) NetApp
17 5 (0.78%) Remedy