Period
to 24 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 41 82
Rank change year-on-year +1 +41 -7
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 2,804 4,585 3,669
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.45% 5.55% 3.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.76% 20.47% 15.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,706 2,809 2,251
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,095 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.78% +9.67% +2.70%

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 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 11,800 22,404 23,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 22.95% 27.11% 24.16%
Number of salaries quoted 8,547 15,909 18,147
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,582
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +0.94% +6.15%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the UK excluding London

Security Cleared
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Security Cleared in the UK excluding London

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in the UK excluding London

Security 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 Security Cleared within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 24 May 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 East +4 1,182 £50,911 +1.82% 98
South West -3 761 £50,000 - 136
Midlands +6 360 £47,750 -4.50% 42
North of England +96 303 £50,000 - 65
West Midlands -6 270 £50,000 - 34
North West +113 242 £47,500 -1.04% 43
East of England -8 145 £55,000 +29.41% 56
East Midlands +75 97 £46,500 +12.73% 8
Scotland +57 57 £40,000 -32.77% 18
Yorkshire +41 53 £60,000 +20.00% 16
Wales -10 20 £40,782 -18.44% 9
North East +6 8 £50,000 +23.17% 6
Northern Ireland +25 5 - - 1
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 1,722 (61.41%) SC Cleared
2 907 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
3 698 (24.89%) DV Cleared
4 539 (19.22%) Microsoft
5 527 (18.79%) Windows
6 484 (17.26%) Linux
7 475 (16.94%) Java
8 398 (14.19%) Degree
9 368 (13.12%) Cybersecurity
10 361 (12.87%) Python
11 347 (12.38%) ITIL
12 326 (11.63%) Software Engineering
13 317 (11.31%) C++
14 311 (11.09%) C#
15 310 (11.06%) VMware
16 308 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
17 306 (10.91%) Active Directory
18 302 (10.77%) DevOps
19 279 (9.95%) SQL
20 278 (9.91%) JavaScript
21 260 (9.27%) Azure
22 243 (8.67%) Firewall
23 242 (8.63%) C
24 239 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
25 224 (7.99%) Cisco
26 220 (7.85%) SQL Server
27 216 (7.70%) Public Sector
28 211 (7.52%) .NET
28 211 (7.52%) Aerospace
29 209 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure

Security 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 83 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 70 (2.50%) Confluence
3 59 (2.10%) MS Exchange
4 49 (1.75%) Apache Spark
5 44 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
6 42 (1.50%) Apache
7 38 (1.36%) IIS
8 31 (1.11%) Skype for Business
9 30 (1.07%) Tomcat
10 27 (0.96%) Apache Solr
11 25 (0.89%) JBoss
12 17 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
13 14 (0.50%) WildFly
14 12 (0.43%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
15 9 (0.32%) NetWeaver
16 8 (0.29%) WebSphere
17 7 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
17 7 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
18 5 (0.18%) nginx
Applications
1 81 (2.89%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.57%) Simulink
5 14 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.29%) OrCAD
7 5 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
7 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.071%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.071%) Gephi
8 2 (0.071%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.071%) Stateflow
8 2 (0.071%) Windchill
9 1 (0.036%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.036%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 16 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (0.57%) SAP SCM
3 12 (0.43%) SAP CO
3 12 (0.43%) SAP FI
3 12 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
3 12 (0.43%) SAP HR
3 12 (0.43%) SAP MM
3 12 (0.43%) SAP SD
4 10 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
4 10 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 10 (0.36%) Primavera
4 10 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 9 (0.32%) SAP MDG
6 8 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.29%) SAP WM
7 7 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (0.25%) SAP PM
8 6 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 260 (9.27%) Azure
2 181 (6.46%) AWS
3 106 (3.78%) Office 365
4 76 (2.71%) SaaS
5 44 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
5 44 (1.57%) PaaS
6 41 (1.46%) IaaS
7 27 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
7 27 (0.96%) GCP
8 26 (0.93%) GitHub
9 24 (0.86%) Power Platform
10 21 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
10 21 (0.75%) OneDrive
11 20 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
12 16 (0.57%) OpenShift
13 11 (0.39%) Amazon ECS
14 8 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
14 8 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (0.25%) Trello
16 6 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 243 (8.67%) Firewall
2 143 (5.10%) LAN
3 128 (4.56%) WAN
4 121 (4.32%) DNS
5 95 (3.39%) Internet
5 95 (3.39%) TCP/IP
6 81 (2.89%) Network Security
7 77 (2.75%) DHCP
8 65 (2.32%) VPN
9 49 (1.75%) BGP
9 49 (1.75%) Skype
10 43 (1.53%) OSPF
11 42 (1.50%) Intrusion Detection
12 41 (1.46%) SAN
12 41 (1.46%) Wireless
13 37 (1.32%) MPLS
14 30 (1.07%) HTTP
14 30 (1.07%) Wireshark
15 28 (1.00%) Tactical Data Link
16 26 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (7.85%) SQL Server
2 132 (4.71%) Big Data
3 113 (4.03%) MongoDB
4 90 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
5 78 (2.78%) Hadoop
6 58 (2.07%) Relational Database
7 52 (1.85%) MySQL
8 30 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (0.96%) Oracle Database
10 26 (0.93%) SQL Server 2017
11 25 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
11 25 (0.89%) Geospatial Data
12 23 (0.82%) NoSQL
13 21 (0.75%) Apache Accumulo
14 20 (0.71%) IBM InfoSphere
14 20 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
15 19 (0.68%) Neo4j
15 19 (0.68%) RDBMS
16 18 (0.64%) GIS
16 18 (0.64%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 163 (5.81%) JIRA
2 136 (4.85%) Jenkins
3 111 (3.96%) Git (software)
4 57 (2.03%) Rational DOORS
5 55 (1.96%) Selenium
6 54 (1.93%) Cucumber
7 43 (1.53%) Maven
8 39 (1.39%) Visual Studio
9 33 (1.18%) Subversion
10 27 (0.96%) JUnit
11 25 (0.89%) Eclipse
12 24 (0.86%) Bitbucket
12 24 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
13 22 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 22 (0.78%) GitLab
13 22 (0.78%) Metasploit
14 18 (0.64%) Gradle
15 17 (0.61%) JMeter
16 13 (0.46%) HP UFT
16 13 (0.46%) VectorCAST
General
1 216 (7.70%) Public Sector
2 211 (7.52%) Aerospace
3 183 (6.53%) Finance
4 167 (5.96%) Military
5 110 (3.92%) Telecoms
6 93 (3.32%) Legal
7 92 (3.28%) Law
8 82 (2.92%) Electronics
9 64 (2.28%) Police
10 51 (1.82%) Back Office
11 45 (1.60%) Manufacturing
11 45 (1.60%) Marketing
12 33 (1.18%) Retail
13 21 (0.75%) Games
13 21 (0.75%) Local Government
14 19 (0.68%) Automotive
15 13 (0.46%) Banking
16 9 (0.32%) Advertising
17 8 (0.29%) General Ledger
18 7 (0.25%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 388 (13.84%) Developer
2 316 (11.27%) Analyst
3 248 (8.84%) Architect
4 185 (6.60%) Software Engineer
5 170 (6.06%) Consultant
6 127 (4.53%) Support Engineer
7 115 (4.10%) Network Engineer
8 111 (3.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 95 (3.39%) Java Developer
10 80 (2.85%) Software Developer
11 76 (2.71%) .NET Developer
12 73 (2.60%) C# Developer
13 72 (2.57%) Administrator
14 71 (2.53%) Business Analyst
14 71 (2.53%) Systems Engineer
15 69 (2.46%) Security Analyst
16 67 (2.39%) IT Support
17 63 (2.25%) Junior
18 62 (2.21%) Solutions Architect
19 58 (2.07%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (7.52%) .NET
2 150 (5.35%) HTML
3 126 (4.49%) Web Services
4 110 (3.92%) CSS
5 101 (3.60%) AngularJS
6 93 (3.32%) Spring
7 79 (2.82%) HTML5
8 77 (2.75%) .NET Framework
9 75 (2.67%) Node.js
10 74 (2.64%) React
11 72 (2.57%) REST
11 72 (2.57%) XML
12 59 (2.10%) jQuery
13 52 (1.85%) RESTful
14 49 (1.75%) ASP.NET
15 44 (1.57%) Kafka
16 42 (1.50%) Hibernate
17 40 (1.43%) JSON
18 33 (1.18%) J2EE
19 32 (1.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 239 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
2 142 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 139 (4.96%) Data Centre
4 95 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
5 75 (2.67%) Security Operations Centre
6 74 (2.64%) Cyberthreat
7 64 (2.28%) Driving Licence
8 50 (1.78%) User Experience
9 43 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
10 41 (1.46%) Algorithms
11 37 (1.32%) PKI
12 36 (1.28%) Public Cloud
13 33 (1.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 31 (1.11%) Cybercrime
15 30 (1.07%) Cloud Native
16 29 (1.03%) Clustering
16 29 (1.03%) CMDB
17 25 (0.89%) Cyberattack
17 25 (0.89%) VHDL
18 24 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 527 (18.79%) Windows
2 484 (17.26%) Linux
3 153 (5.46%) Windows Server
4 104 (3.71%) Unix
5 90 (3.21%) Windows 10
6 78 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 65 (2.32%) CentOS
8 52 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 49 (1.75%) Windows Server 2016
10 42 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 39 (1.39%) Android
12 32 (1.14%) Apple iOS
13 31 (1.11%) Windows 7
14 30 (1.07%) Ubuntu
15 28 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
16 24 (0.86%) Solaris
17 22 (0.78%) Kali Linux
18 18 (0.64%) Mac OS
19 16 (0.57%) Debian
20 12 (0.43%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 907 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (13.12%) Cybersecurity
3 347 (12.38%) ITIL
4 326 (11.63%) Software Engineering
5 308 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
6 302 (10.77%) DevOps
7 200 (7.13%) Information Security
7 200 (7.13%) Scrum
8 185 (6.60%) Test Automation
9 184 (6.56%) Project Management
10 154 (5.49%) SIEM
11 151 (5.39%) Service Management
12 141 (5.03%) OO
13 139 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 136 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
15 133 (4.74%) Machine Learning
16 130 (4.64%) Mentoring
17 129 (4.60%) UML
18 128 (4.56%) Analytics
18 128 (4.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 475 (16.94%) Java
2 361 (12.87%) Python
3 317 (11.31%) C++
4 311 (11.09%) C#
5 279 (9.95%) SQL
6 278 (9.91%) JavaScript
7 242 (8.63%) C
8 150 (5.35%) PowerShell
9 99 (3.53%) Bash Shell
10 63 (2.25%) MATLAB
11 60 (2.14%) Java 8
12 46 (1.64%) Perl
12 46 (1.64%) Scala
13 43 (1.53%) R
13 43 (1.53%) Ruby
14 28 (1.00%) Ada
15 26 (0.93%) PHP
16 21 (0.75%) ABAP
17 20 (0.71%) T-SQL
18 18 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,722 (61.41%) SC Cleared
2 698 (24.89%) DV Cleared
3 398 (14.19%) Degree
4 155 (5.53%) Cisco Certification
5 138 (4.92%) CISSP
6 90 (3.21%) CCNP
7 84 (3.00%) CISM
8 80 (2.85%) CCNA
8 80 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 68 (2.43%) CESG Certified Professional
10 53 (1.89%) MCSE
11 52 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
12 42 (1.50%) CRISC
13 33 (1.18%) CCIE
13 33 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
13 33 (1.18%) MCSA
14 31 (1.11%) CEH
15 30 (1.07%) CISA
16 28 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
16 28 (1.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (5.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 126 (4.49%) SLA
3 64 (2.28%) JSP 440
4 47 (1.68%) NIST
5 41 (1.46%) NCSC
5 41 (1.46%) QA
6 37 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
7 35 (1.25%) Data Quality
8 34 (1.21%) GDPR
8 34 (1.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 30 (1.07%) RMADS
10 28 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 22 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 17 (0.61%) IEC 61508
13 15 (0.53%) NIST 800
14 13 (0.46%) ISO 22301
15 9 (0.32%) PMO
16 8 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 8 (0.29%) PCI DSS
17 6 (0.21%) Def Stans
System Software
1 306 (10.91%) Active Directory
2 209 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 181 (6.46%) Docker
4 74 (2.64%) Hyper-V
5 65 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
6 43 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
7 37 (1.32%) Firmware
8 29 (1.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 26 (0.93%) vSphere
10 15 (0.53%) VirtualBox
11 14 (0.50%) VMware NSX
12 12 (0.43%) NFS
13 11 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (0.36%) Snort
15 9 (0.32%) Samba
15 9 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (0.32%) Xen
16 8 (0.29%) XenApp
17 7 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
17 7 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 156 (5.56%) Ansible
2 120 (4.28%) SCCM
3 108 (3.85%) SCOM
4 89 (3.17%) Kubernetes
5 67 (2.39%) Puppet
6 61 (2.18%) WSUS
7 60 (2.14%) Terraform
8 40 (1.43%) QRadar
8 40 (1.43%) vCenter Server
9 31 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
10 27 (0.96%) NetBackup
11 25 (0.89%) Packer
12 23 (0.82%) SCVMM
13 22 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
13 22 (0.78%) Salt
14 20 (0.71%) Nagios
15 19 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
15 19 (0.68%) ZABBIX
16 17 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
16 17 (0.61%) Nessus
Vendors
1 539 (19.22%) Microsoft
2 310 (11.06%) VMware
3 224 (7.99%) Cisco
4 183 (6.53%) Oracle
5 121 (4.32%) SAP
6 107 (3.82%) Juniper
7 93 (3.32%) Splunk
8 79 (2.82%) LogRhythm
9 77 (2.75%) Red Hat
10 69 (2.46%) Atlassian
11 66 (2.35%) Citrix
12 63 (2.25%) HP
13 48 (1.71%) Google
14 42 (1.50%) Dell
14 42 (1.50%) IBM
15 41 (1.46%) ArcSight
16 40 (1.43%) ServiceNow
16 40 (1.43%) SolarWinds
17 39 (1.39%) McAfee
17 39 (1.39%) Remedy