Period
to 27 February 2021

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 27 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 49 59
Rank change year-on-year +4 +10 +25
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 2,192 3,375 3,998
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.24% 4.91% 4.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.50% 21.08% 17.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,692 2,368 2,488
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £35,000 £30,000 £26,998
90th Percentile £77,475 £76,875 £72,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +8.70%

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 8,946 16,009 22,326
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.39% 23.29% 26.39%
Number of salaries quoted 6,038 11,989 16,491
Median annual salary £49,773 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.04% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £73,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 27 February 2021.

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 27 February 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
South West +2 756 £50,000 - 189
South East -11 633 £56,500 +2.73% 250
Midlands +20 303 £57,500 +15.00% 95
West Midlands +17 266 £57,500 +9.52% 81
North of England +33 246 £54,000 +8.00% 132
North West +22 172 £52,500 +10.53% 91
East of England +53 163 £67,500 +35.00% 79
Yorkshire +35 66 £57,500 -8.73% 24
Scotland +8 49 £52,500 +16.67% 66
Wales +41 42 £42,500 +6.25% 39
East Midlands +9 32 £60,000 +33.33% 14
North East +13 11 £54,000 +8.00% 17
Northern Ireland +11 7 £67,500 +35.00% 6
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 1,545 (70.48%) SC Cleared
2 791 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
3 461 (21.03%) DevOps
4 412 (18.80%) DV Cleared
5 408 (18.61%) Java
6 390 (17.79%) Linux
7 383 (17.47%) Azure
8 378 (17.24%) Microsoft
9 331 (15.10%) Python
10 330 (15.05%) Public Sector
11 326 (14.87%) Windows
12 320 (14.60%) AWS
13 314 (14.32%) Software Engineering
14 300 (13.69%) Degree
15 285 (13.00%) SQL
16 264 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
17 261 (11.91%) VMware
18 244 (11.13%) Cybersecurity
19 234 (10.68%) Scrum
20 228 (10.40%) JavaScript
21 224 (10.22%) ITIL
21 224 (10.22%) Terraform
22 221 (10.08%) C#
23 211 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
24 202 (9.22%) Jenkins
25 201 (9.17%) C
26 193 (8.80%) Docker
27 190 (8.67%) Kubernetes
28 188 (8.58%) Active Directory
29 183 (8.35%) C++

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 74 (3.38%) Confluence
2 61 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 59 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
4 39 (1.78%) Apache
5 33 (1.51%) MS Exchange
6 32 (1.46%) Apache Spark
7 27 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 23 (1.05%) JBoss
8 23 (1.05%) OpenStack
9 22 (1.00%) IIS
10 15 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 14 (0.64%) Skype for Business
12 13 (0.59%) ArcGIS
12 13 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
12 13 (0.59%) WebSphere
13 11 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 10 (0.46%) FileNet
15 8 (0.36%) LiveCycle
15 8 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 41 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.14%) Simulink
3 15 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.50%) Sketch
5 10 (0.46%) Figma
5 10 (0.46%) InVision
6 8 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.36%) Stateflow
7 5 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.18%) Gephi
9 2 (0.091%) SPSS
9 2 (0.091%) Windchill
10 1 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.046%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.046%) Mathcad
10 1 (0.046%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.046%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 7 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
2 7 (0.32%) Sentinel
3 6 (0.27%) Maximo
3 6 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.23%) JDE OneWorld
4 5 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
4 5 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
5 4 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle Payroll
6 3 (0.14%) SAP PM
6 3 (0.14%) SAP PSCD
6 3 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 383 (17.47%) Azure
2 320 (14.60%) AWS
3 89 (4.06%) PaaS
3 89 (4.06%) SaaS
4 75 (3.42%) GCP
5 74 (3.38%) IaaS
6 63 (2.87%) Microsoft 365
7 57 (2.60%) GitHub
8 52 (2.37%) Power Platform
9 38 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
10 36 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
11 26 (1.19%) Serverless
12 24 (1.09%) Stackdriver
13 19 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
14 18 (0.82%) Amazon EKS
15 16 (0.73%) OpenShift
16 11 (0.50%) Amazon ECS
16 11 (0.50%) Logic Apps
17 10 (0.46%) Amazon S3
18 8 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 155 (7.07%) Firewall
2 100 (4.56%) DNS
3 77 (3.51%) Network Security
4 66 (3.01%) WAN
5 64 (2.92%) DHCP
6 56 (2.55%) LAN
7 53 (2.42%) VPN
8 52 (2.37%) Internet
9 51 (2.33%) OSPF
10 50 (2.28%) TCP/IP
11 45 (2.05%) SAN
12 39 (1.78%) BGP
13 34 (1.55%) Intrusion Detection
14 33 (1.51%) Unified Communications
15 32 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
16 31 (1.41%) Wireless
17 30 (1.37%) MPLS
18 28 (1.28%) HTTP
19 27 (1.23%) Skype
19 27 (1.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (6.71%) SQL Server
2 94 (4.29%) Big Data
3 78 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
4 58 (2.65%) MongoDB
4 58 (2.65%) MySQL
5 51 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 49 (2.24%) NoSQL
6 49 (2.24%) Power BI
7 40 (1.82%) Oracle Database
8 23 (1.05%) GIS
9 14 (0.64%) Hadoop
10 13 (0.59%) Tableau
11 12 (0.55%) Pentaho
11 12 (0.55%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
13 10 (0.46%) MariaDB
13 10 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 202 (9.22%) Jenkins
2 175 (7.98%) Git (software)
3 109 (4.97%) JIRA
4 66 (3.01%) GitLab
5 60 (2.74%) Selenium
6 58 (2.65%) Maven
7 55 (2.51%) Rational DOORS
8 47 (2.14%) Cucumber
9 39 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 38 (1.73%) Visual Studio
11 34 (1.55%) Bitbucket
12 31 (1.41%) Gradle
13 30 (1.37%) Rational Rhapsody
14 27 (1.23%) JUnit
15 26 (1.19%) Artifactory
16 25 (1.14%) JMeter
17 23 (1.05%) Eclipse
18 20 (0.91%) Ant
19 19 (0.87%) Hudson
19 19 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
General
1 330 (15.05%) Public Sector
2 172 (7.85%) Finance
3 130 (5.93%) Aerospace
4 106 (4.84%) Electronics
5 105 (4.79%) Military
6 96 (4.38%) Telecoms
7 83 (3.79%) Marketing
8 82 (3.74%) Manufacturing
9 69 (3.15%) Law
10 48 (2.19%) Legal
11 33 (1.51%) Police
12 28 (1.28%) Local Government
13 23 (1.05%) Retail
14 17 (0.78%) Games
15 14 (0.64%) Advertising
16 8 (0.36%) Avionics
16 8 (0.36%) Back Office
17 5 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.091%) Banking
18 2 (0.091%) French Language
Job Titles
1 375 (17.11%) Developer
2 234 (10.68%) Architect
3 181 (8.26%) Analyst
4 165 (7.53%) Software Engineer
5 160 (7.30%) DevOps Engineer
6 133 (6.07%) Java Developer
7 131 (5.98%) Consultant
8 103 (4.70%) Systems Engineer
9 88 (4.01%) Network Engineer
10 74 (3.38%) Software Developer
11 69 (3.15%) Senior Developer
11 69 (3.15%) Support Engineer
12 68 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
13 63 (2.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 60 (2.74%) Cloud Architect
15 54 (2.46%) .NET Developer
16 44 (2.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 44 (2.01%) Principal Engineer
17 39 (1.78%) Senior Systems Engineer
18 36 (1.64%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (7.66%) .NET
2 132 (6.02%) Spring
3 105 (4.79%) HTML
4 80 (3.65%) AngularJS
5 79 (3.60%) CSS
6 78 (3.56%) Node.js
7 77 (3.51%) Web Services
8 71 (3.24%) Spring Boot
9 67 (3.06%) REST
10 60 (2.74%) RESTful
11 57 (2.60%) ASP.NET
12 49 (2.24%) HTML5
13 47 (2.14%) .NET Framework
13 47 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC
14 46 (2.10%) Hibernate
15 40 (1.82%) React
16 39 (1.78%) Middleware
17 36 (1.64%) Elastic Stack
18 35 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
19 31 (1.41%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 151 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (4.47%) Public Cloud
3 95 (4.33%) Management Information System
4 85 (3.88%) Data Centre
5 77 (3.51%) Cyberthreat
6 76 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
7 68 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
8 55 (2.51%) Driving Licence
8 55 (2.51%) Hybrid Cloud
9 38 (1.73%) User Experience
10 36 (1.64%) Private Cloud
11 35 (1.60%) Algorithms
12 33 (1.51%) PKI
13 32 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
14 31 (1.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 26 (1.19%) Cybercrime
16 23 (1.05%) Cloud Native
17 22 (1.00%) NHS
18 21 (0.96%) Internet of Things
19 18 (0.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 390 (17.79%) Linux
2 326 (14.87%) Windows
3 112 (5.11%) Windows Server
4 82 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 80 (3.65%) Windows Server 2016
6 69 (3.15%) Windows 10
7 56 (2.55%) Unix
8 49 (2.24%) CentOS
9 48 (2.19%) Windows Server 2019
10 40 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 34 (1.55%) Windows 7
12 30 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (0.73%) Ubuntu
14 13 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.41%) Android
16 6 (0.27%) Windows XP
17 5 (0.23%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.23%) Solaris
17 5 (0.23%) SUSE
18 3 (0.14%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 791 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
2 461 (21.03%) DevOps
3 314 (14.32%) Software Engineering
4 264 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
5 244 (11.13%) Cybersecurity
6 234 (10.68%) Scrum
7 224 (10.22%) ITIL
8 153 (6.98%) Configuration Management
9 152 (6.93%) Systems Engineering
10 144 (6.57%) Continuous Integration
10 144 (6.57%) Project Management
11 135 (6.16%) Test Automation
12 129 (5.89%) Mentoring
13 127 (5.79%) Analytics
14 121 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
15 110 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 110 (5.02%) Service Management
16 109 (4.97%) Continuous Improvement
17 107 (4.88%) Decision-Making
17 107 (4.88%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 408 (18.61%) Java
2 331 (15.10%) Python
3 285 (13.00%) SQL
4 228 (10.40%) JavaScript
5 221 (10.08%) C#
6 201 (9.17%) C
7 183 (8.35%) C++
8 107 (4.88%) PowerShell
9 105 (4.79%) Bash Shell
10 52 (2.37%) MATLAB
11 44 (2.01%) Perl
12 38 (1.73%) Java 8
13 37 (1.69%) Ruby
13 37 (1.69%) TypeScript
14 33 (1.51%) Shell Script
15 30 (1.37%) Go
16 26 (1.19%) PHP
16 26 (1.19%) PL/SQL
17 25 (1.14%) Scala
18 18 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,545 (70.48%) SC Cleared
2 412 (18.80%) DV Cleared
3 300 (13.69%) Degree
4 132 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
5 93 (4.24%) CCNA
6 79 (3.60%) CCNP
7 76 (3.47%) CISSP
8 73 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 67 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 64 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
11 44 (2.01%) HNC
12 39 (1.78%) CESG Certified Professional
13 38 (1.73%) MCSE
14 37 (1.69%) CISM
15 35 (1.60%) MCSA
16 31 (1.41%) HND
17 27 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 20 (0.91%) AWS Certification
18 20 (0.91%) CCDP
18 20 (0.91%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (3.97%) SLA
2 78 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 47 (2.14%) NIST
4 42 (1.92%) NCSC
5 37 (1.69%) Def Stans
5 37 (1.69%) QA
6 27 (1.23%) HAZOP
7 22 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 22 (1.00%) JSP 440
8 19 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
8 19 (0.87%) RMADS
9 17 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 15 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 13 (0.59%) GDPR
12 11 (0.50%) NIST 800
13 10 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 10 (0.46%) PMO
14 9 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 6 (0.27%) COBIT
15 6 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 211 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 193 (8.80%) Docker
3 188 (8.58%) Active Directory
4 74 (3.38%) vSphere
5 52 (2.37%) Hyper-V
6 51 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
7 48 (2.19%) VMware NSX
8 22 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
9 16 (0.73%) KVM
9 16 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 15 (0.68%) Firmware
11 11 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (0.50%) XenApp
12 9 (0.41%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.32%) NFS
14 6 (0.27%) NDS
15 5 (0.23%) NetIQ eDirectory
16 4 (0.18%) Apache Flume
16 4 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 4 (0.18%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 224 (10.22%) Terraform
2 190 (8.67%) Kubernetes
3 175 (7.98%) Ansible
4 75 (3.42%) Puppet
5 66 (3.01%) SCCM
6 58 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
7 32 (1.46%) Grafana
8 30 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
9 26 (1.19%) SCVMM
10 23 (1.05%) Packer
11 22 (1.00%) CFEngine
12 21 (0.96%) SCOM
13 20 (0.91%) Istio
13 20 (0.91%) WSUS
14 14 (0.64%) Nagios
14 14 (0.64%) vCenter Server
15 13 (0.59%) Consul
16 12 (0.55%) Demisto
17 11 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
17 11 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 378 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 261 (11.91%) VMware
3 179 (8.17%) Cisco
3 179 (8.17%) Oracle
4 79 (3.60%) SAP
5 72 (3.28%) Splunk
6 68 (3.10%) Google
6 68 (3.10%) ServiceNow
7 47 (2.14%) Red Hat
8 42 (1.92%) IBM
8 42 (1.92%) Juniper
8 42 (1.92%) SolarWinds
9 37 (1.69%) Atlassian
10 34 (1.55%) F5
11 33 (1.51%) Dell
12 32 (1.46%) Palo Alto
13 31 (1.41%) Citrix
14 29 (1.32%) Veeam
15 25 (1.14%) Adobe
16 24 (1.09%) Cognos