Period
to 15 October 2019

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 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 67 75
Rank change year-on-year +13 +8 -16
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 3,736 3,741 3,800
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.74% 4.05% 3.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.66% 16.36% 15.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,533 2,318 2,645
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.70% -3.16%

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 20,026 22,869 24,758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.41% 24.75% 25.77%
Number of salaries quoted 14,437 16,967 19,562
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,750 £23,763
90th Percentile £71,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 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 +6 1,432 £50,000 +11.11% 351
South East +17 1,329 £55,000 +10.00% 376
Midlands -12 340 £50,000 +17.65% 109
East of England +71 290 £42,500 -29.17% 106
West Midlands -6 268 £51,125 +2.25% 83
North of England -59 249 £50,000 +11.11% 109
North West +6 193 £51,871 +15.27% 65
East Midlands -9 71 £42,500 +18.06% 26
Scotland +13 57 £53,000 +11.58% 62
Yorkshire -80 46 £37,500 -16.67% 24
Wales -29 31 £39,000 -2.50% 33
North East +1 10 £35,000 -17.67% 20
Northern Ireland -4 9 £50,000 -9.09% 4
South Coast - 4 £60,000 -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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 2,051 (54.90%) SC Cleared
2 1,013 (27.11%) DV Cleared
3 1,012 (27.09%) Agile Software Development
4 745 (19.94%) Linux
5 734 (19.65%) Windows
6 682 (18.25%) Microsoft
7 671 (17.96%) Java
8 612 (16.38%) Public Sector
9 576 (15.42%) ITIL
9 576 (15.42%) Cybersecurity
10 516 (13.81%) Degree
11 487 (13.04%) Python
12 480 (12.85%) Software Engineering
13 470 (12.58%) C++
13 470 (12.58%) Cisco
14 441 (11.80%) VMware
15 438 (11.72%) Active Directory
16 423 (11.32%) SQL
17 420 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
18 411 (11.00%) C
19 393 (10.52%) DevOps
20 383 (10.25%) C#
21 363 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
22 362 (9.69%) Finance
23 351 (9.40%) Firewall
24 329 (8.81%) Project Management
25 322 (8.62%) Azure
26 318 (8.51%) JavaScript
27 312 (8.35%) Windows Server
28 305 (8.16%) 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
1 112 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 88 (2.36%) MS Exchange
3 78 (2.09%) Apache Spark
4 70 (1.87%) Apache
5 64 (1.71%) Confluence
6 54 (1.45%) JBoss
7 43 (1.15%) Skype for Business
8 42 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
9 39 (1.04%) IIS
10 34 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
11 26 (0.70%) OpenStack
12 23 (0.62%) Tomcat
13 20 (0.54%) Hyperledger
14 19 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
15 15 (0.40%) WebLogic
16 14 (0.37%) Tornado
17 13 (0.35%) Jetty
17 13 (0.35%) WebSphere
18 12 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
19 11 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 168 (4.50%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
4 24 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.27%) Simulink
8 7 (0.19%) Gephi
9 3 (0.080%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.054%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.054%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.027%) CATIA
11 1 (0.027%) FrameMaker
11 1 (0.027%) OrCAD
11 1 (0.027%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.027%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.027%) SPSS
11 1 (0.027%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.027%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 17 (0.46%) SAP CO
1 17 (0.46%) SAP FI
1 17 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
2 10 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.27%) SAP BPC
2 10 (0.27%) SAP PM
2 10 (0.27%) SAP PP
3 8 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.21%) SAP SCM
4 7 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.19%) SAP HR
5 6 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.16%) SAP SD
6 5 (0.13%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.11%) HFM
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.11%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 322 (8.62%) Azure
2 246 (6.58%) AWS
3 170 (4.55%) Office 365
4 64 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
5 37 (0.99%) IaaS
6 36 (0.96%) SaaS
7 34 (0.91%) OneDrive
8 33 (0.88%) Azure Stack
9 29 (0.78%) PaaS
9 29 (0.78%) Power Platform
10 28 (0.75%) GCP
11 22 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
12 14 (0.37%) G Suite
12 14 (0.37%) OpenShift
13 13 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
14 11 (0.29%) Trello
15 10 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
16 7 (0.19%) Boomi
16 7 (0.19%) Serverless
17 5 (0.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 351 (9.40%) Firewall
2 221 (5.92%) TCP/IP
3 175 (4.68%) WAN
4 162 (4.34%) DNS
5 141 (3.77%) Network Security
6 131 (3.51%) LAN
7 122 (3.27%) DHCP
8 93 (2.49%) Internet
9 83 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
10 81 (2.17%) VPN
11 77 (2.06%) Cisco Nexus
12 69 (1.85%) BGP
12 69 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
12 69 (1.85%) Wireless
13 64 (1.71%) Unified Communications
14 60 (1.61%) MPLS
15 59 (1.58%) Skype
16 56 (1.50%) OSPF
17 55 (1.47%) SAN
18 48 (1.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 197 (5.27%) Big Data
3 122 (3.27%) MongoDB
4 116 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
5 92 (2.46%) Hadoop
6 72 (1.93%) MySQL
7 67 (1.79%) Relational Database
8 47 (1.26%) GIS
9 44 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 43 (1.15%) Oracle Database
11 41 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 33 (0.88%) NoSQL
13 32 (0.86%) IBM InfoSphere
14 28 (0.75%) RDBMS
15 26 (0.70%) Apache Hive
16 20 (0.54%) Blockchain
17 19 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
18 18 (0.48%) Geospatial Data
18 18 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
18 18 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 222 (5.94%) JIRA
2 192 (5.14%) Git (software)
3 145 (3.88%) Jenkins
4 95 (2.54%) Selenium
5 74 (1.98%) Cucumber
6 66 (1.77%) Maven
7 61 (1.63%) Visual Studio
8 60 (1.61%) Bitbucket
9 54 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 50 (1.34%) Subversion
10 50 (1.34%) Zephyr
11 49 (1.31%) Rational DOORS
12 48 (1.28%) JUnit
13 47 (1.26%) Eclipse
14 46 (1.23%) LoadRunner
15 37 (0.99%) JMeter
16 33 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
17 26 (0.70%) TestRail
18 25 (0.67%) SoapUI
19 23 (0.62%) WebDriver
General
1 612 (16.38%) Public Sector
2 362 (9.69%) Finance
3 249 (6.66%) Military
4 209 (5.59%) Telecoms
5 167 (4.47%) Electronics
6 165 (4.42%) Aerospace
7 139 (3.72%) Marketing
8 130 (3.48%) Manufacturing
9 76 (2.03%) Legal
10 71 (1.90%) Retail
11 55 (1.47%) Law
12 35 (0.94%) Local Government
13 34 (0.91%) Banking
14 32 (0.86%) Police
15 30 (0.80%) Games
16 19 (0.51%) Advertising
17 14 (0.37%) Back Office
18 11 (0.29%) Automotive
19 10 (0.27%) Avionics
19 10 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 433 (11.59%) Developer
2 393 (10.52%) Architect
3 372 (9.96%) Analyst
4 296 (7.92%) Consultant
5 233 (6.24%) Software Engineer
6 201 (5.38%) Network Engineer
7 190 (5.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 158 (4.23%) Support Engineer
9 153 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
10 147 (3.93%) Java Developer
11 121 (3.24%) Software Developer
11 121 (3.24%) Test Engineer
12 98 (2.62%) Tester
13 92 (2.46%) Administrator
14 89 (2.38%) Security Consultant
15 87 (2.33%) Systems Engineer
16 84 (2.25%) Security Architect
17 81 (2.17%) Project Manager
18 79 (2.11%) IT Support
19 78 (2.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (4.39%) .NET
2 147 (3.93%) Web Services
3 145 (3.88%) Spring
4 128 (3.43%) HTML
5 117 (3.13%) CSS
6 97 (2.60%) XML
7 95 (2.54%) AngularJS
8 68 (1.82%) Hibernate
9 65 (1.74%) Node.js
10 63 (1.69%) HTML5
11 60 (1.61%) JSON
12 58 (1.55%) REST
13 57 (1.53%) Java EE
14 54 (1.45%) SOAP
15 51 (1.37%) RESTful
16 50 (1.34%) ASP.NET
16 50 (1.34%) React
17 48 (1.28%) Middleware
18 46 (1.23%) JSF
19 45 (1.20%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 363 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 261 (6.99%) Management Information System
3 150 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
4 132 (3.53%) Data Centre
5 95 (2.54%) Cyberthreat
6 71 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
7 70 (1.87%) Algorithms
8 58 (1.55%) Public Cloud
9 55 (1.47%) Driving Licence
10 50 (1.34%) Clustering
11 44 (1.18%) PKI
12 40 (1.07%) User Experience
13 37 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
14 36 (0.96%) Private Cloud
15 35 (0.94%) e-Learning
16 34 (0.91%) Cybercrime
17 26 (0.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 25 (0.67%) VHDL
19 24 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
19 24 (0.64%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 745 (19.94%) Linux
2 734 (19.65%) Windows
3 312 (8.35%) Windows Server
4 230 (6.16%) Unix
5 175 (4.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 142 (3.80%) Windows 7
7 134 (3.59%) Windows 10
8 106 (2.84%) CentOS
9 98 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 83 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 61 (1.63%) Android
12 54 (1.45%) Apple iOS
13 40 (1.07%) Mac OS
14 38 (1.02%) Ubuntu
15 32 (0.86%) Solaris
16 28 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
17 27 (0.72%) Debian
18 26 (0.70%) Windows XP
19 22 (0.59%) Windows 2000
20 18 (0.48%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,012 (27.09%) Agile Software Development
2 576 (15.42%) Cybersecurity
2 576 (15.42%) ITIL
3 480 (12.85%) Software Engineering
4 420 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
5 393 (10.52%) DevOps
6 329 (8.81%) Project Management
7 264 (7.07%) Information Security
8 239 (6.40%) Scrum
9 232 (6.21%) Mentoring
10 231 (6.18%) Test Automation
11 224 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
12 221 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 213 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
14 211 (5.65%) Service Management
15 209 (5.59%) Migration
16 207 (5.54%) Service Delivery
17 198 (5.30%) Computer Science
18 179 (4.79%) Project Delivery
19 178 (4.76%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 671 (17.96%) Java
2 487 (13.04%) Python
3 470 (12.58%) C++
4 423 (11.32%) SQL
5 411 (11.00%) C
6 383 (10.25%) C#
7 318 (8.51%) JavaScript
8 250 (6.69%) PowerShell
9 113 (3.02%) Bash Shell
10 62 (1.66%) Shell Script
11 56 (1.50%) Scala
12 50 (1.34%) Ruby
13 40 (1.07%) PHP
13 40 (1.07%) PL/SQL
14 38 (1.02%) MATLAB
15 37 (0.99%) VB
16 36 (0.96%) Java 8
17 29 (0.78%) T-SQL
18 28 (0.75%) R
19 27 (0.72%) Go
Qualifications
1 2,051 (54.90%) SC Cleared
2 1,013 (27.11%) DV Cleared
3 516 (13.81%) Degree
4 260 (6.96%) Cisco Certification
5 162 (4.34%) CCNA
6 155 (4.15%) CCNP
7 127 (3.40%) CISSP
8 115 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 101 (2.70%) ISTQB
10 65 (1.74%) CISM
11 60 (1.61%) MCSE
12 59 (1.58%) MCSA
13 55 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 54 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
15 51 (1.37%) MCP
16 50 (1.34%) CESG Certified Professional
17 48 (1.28%) CREST Certified
18 44 (1.18%) CCIE
18 44 (1.18%) CISA
19 40 (1.07%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (5.17%) SLA
2 165 (4.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 115 (3.08%) QA
4 70 (1.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 69 (1.85%) JSP 440
6 61 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 47 (1.26%) GDPR
8 43 (1.15%) PCI DSS
9 39 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
10 35 (0.94%) HMG Infosec
11 34 (0.91%) Data Quality
11 34 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 31 (0.83%) ISO 22301
13 28 (0.75%) PMO
14 27 (0.72%) RMADS
15 26 (0.70%) NIST
16 18 (0.48%) ISO 9001
17 15 (0.40%) NCSC
18 8 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 8 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 438 (11.72%) Active Directory
2 305 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 158 (4.23%) Docker
4 139 (3.72%) Hyper-V
5 89 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
6 69 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 51 (1.37%) XenApp
8 44 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
9 36 (0.96%) vSphere
10 35 (0.94%) VMware NSX
11 34 (0.91%) XenDesktop
12 31 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
13 28 (0.75%) Firmware
14 23 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
15 17 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
16 15 (0.40%) vCloud
17 14 (0.37%) KVM
18 13 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 9 (0.24%) VirtualBox
20 8 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 273 (7.31%) SCCM
2 151 (4.04%) SCOM
3 121 (3.24%) Ansible
4 102 (2.73%) Puppet
5 86 (2.30%) Kubernetes
6 50 (1.34%) vRealize
7 48 (1.28%) vCenter Server
8 40 (1.07%) Terraform
9 37 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
9 37 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 37 (0.99%) WSUS
10 36 (0.96%) Nagios
11 34 (0.91%) SCOrch
12 30 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
13 28 (0.75%) NetBackup
14 18 (0.48%) SCVMM
15 17 (0.46%) HP ALM
16 15 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
16 15 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
16 15 (0.40%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 682 (18.25%) Microsoft
2 470 (12.58%) Cisco
3 441 (11.80%) VMware
4 236 (6.32%) Oracle
5 210 (5.62%) SAP
6 156 (4.18%) Juniper
7 144 (3.85%) Citrix
8 131 (3.51%) HP
9 115 (3.08%) Red Hat
10 71 (1.90%) CheckPoint
10 71 (1.90%) F5
11 67 (1.79%) Google
12 65 (1.74%) Palo Alto
12 65 (1.74%) Splunk
13 55 (1.47%) IBM
14 53 (1.42%) Atlassian
15 51 (1.37%) Fortinet
16 36 (0.96%) Apple
17 33 (0.88%) Talend
18 32 (0.86%) Dell