Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 67 87
Rank change year-on-year +17 +20 -28
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 3,451 3,542 3,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.88% 4.23% 3.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.60% 16.34% 14.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2,257 2,114 2,238
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +11.11% -

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 16,755 21,680 24,389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.67% 25.92% 24.64%
Number of salaries quoted 12,259 15,818 19,064
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 £24,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £65,245
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +19 1,388 £55,000 +15.79% 353
South West +4 1,120 £50,000 +5.26% 299
Midlands -22 334 £47,500 +3.26% 81
North of England +33 266 £50,000 +10.50% 133
West Midlands -23 265 £52,500 +10.53% 64
East of England +36 223 £45,000 -18.18% 112
North West +77 209 £42,500 -14.11% 94
Scotland +67 77 £53,000 +17.78% 38
East Midlands +15 69 £42,500 +13.33% 17
Yorkshire -31 54 £52,500 +16.67% 15
Wales -10 38 £39,000 +35.65% 40
Northern Ireland +17 9 £50,000 - 2
North East -12 3 £74,000 +74.06% 24
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 2,002 (58.01%) SC Cleared
2 951 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
3 859 (24.89%) DV Cleared
4 645 (18.69%) Windows
5 624 (18.08%) Microsoft
6 607 (17.59%) Linux
7 569 (16.49%) Java
8 526 (15.24%) Cybersecurity
9 493 (14.29%) Degree
10 467 (13.53%) C++
11 453 (13.13%) ITIL
12 442 (12.81%) Python
13 436 (12.63%) Software Engineering
14 418 (12.11%) Public Sector
15 406 (11.76%) DevOps
16 387 (11.21%) C
17 384 (11.13%) Active Directory
18 379 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
19 363 (10.52%) C#
20 354 (10.26%) VMware
21 342 (9.91%) SQL
22 331 (9.59%) Finance
22 331 (9.59%) JavaScript
23 323 (9.36%) Cisco
24 322 (9.33%) Firewall
25 312 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
26 279 (8.08%) Azure
27 278 (8.06%) Project Management
28 269 (7.79%) Information Security
29 265 (7.68%) 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
1 102 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 74 (2.14%) MS Exchange
3 72 (2.09%) Skype for Business
4 67 (1.94%) Apache
5 57 (1.65%) Apache Spark
5 57 (1.65%) Confluence
6 46 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
7 43 (1.25%) IIS
8 39 (1.13%) JBoss
9 32 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
10 20 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
11 19 (0.55%) Apache Solr
12 14 (0.41%) OpenStack
12 14 (0.41%) Tornado
13 11 (0.32%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (0.26%) Tomcat
15 8 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 154 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
4 31 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.55%) Simulink
7 14 (0.41%) OrCAD
8 10 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.20%) Figma
10 4 (0.12%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.12%) Gephi
11 3 (0.087%) PTC Creo
11 3 (0.087%) Windchill
12 2 (0.058%) FrameMaker
12 2 (0.058%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.058%) Stateflow
13 1 (0.029%) CATIA
13 1 (0.029%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 31 (0.90%) SAP SCM
2 25 (0.72%) SAP PM
2 25 (0.72%) SAP PP
3 19 (0.55%) SAP MM
4 15 (0.43%) SAP CO
4 15 (0.43%) SAP FI
4 15 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
4 15 (0.43%) SAP SD
5 14 (0.41%) SAP HR
6 13 (0.38%) Primavera
7 12 (0.35%) SAP WM
8 11 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
9 10 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
9 10 (0.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 9 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.17%) SAP BPC
11 6 (0.17%) SAP ERP
12 5 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
12 5 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
12 5 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 279 (8.08%) Azure
2 214 (6.20%) AWS
3 163 (4.72%) Office 365
4 70 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
5 41 (1.19%) SaaS
6 36 (1.04%) IaaS
7 32 (0.93%) Power Platform
8 28 (0.81%) GCP
9 24 (0.70%) OneDrive
10 22 (0.64%) PaaS
11 18 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
12 17 (0.49%) Azure Stack
13 15 (0.43%) Amazon ECS
13 15 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
14 14 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
15 13 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 12 (0.35%) OpenShift
17 11 (0.32%) GitHub
17 11 (0.32%) Trello
18 7 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 322 (9.33%) Firewall
2 177 (5.13%) TCP/IP
3 165 (4.78%) DNS
4 153 (4.43%) Internet
5 152 (4.40%) WAN
6 138 (4.00%) LAN
7 135 (3.91%) Network Security
8 113 (3.27%) DHCP
9 83 (2.41%) BGP
10 81 (2.35%) Skype
11 76 (2.20%) VPN
12 71 (2.06%) Wireless
13 62 (1.80%) OSPF
14 58 (1.68%) MPLS
15 51 (1.48%) Intrusion Detection
16 46 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
17 39 (1.13%) SAN
18 34 (0.99%) IPsec
18 34 (0.99%) Remote Desktop
18 34 (0.99%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 173 (5.01%) Big Data
3 106 (3.07%) MongoDB
4 83 (2.41%) Hadoop
4 83 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
5 59 (1.71%) MySQL
6 58 (1.68%) Relational Database
7 42 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 36 (1.04%) Oracle Database
9 33 (0.96%) IBM InfoSphere
10 28 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 28 (0.81%) GIS
11 27 (0.78%) NoSQL
12 26 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
13 24 (0.70%) RDBMS
14 21 (0.61%) Apache Accumulo
14 21 (0.61%) Power BI
15 20 (0.58%) Neo4j
16 18 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
17 15 (0.43%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 147 (4.26%) JIRA
2 133 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 132 (3.82%) Jenkins
4 74 (2.14%) Selenium
5 66 (1.91%) Cucumber
6 62 (1.80%) Rational DOORS
7 48 (1.39%) Visual Studio
8 41 (1.19%) Eclipse
8 41 (1.19%) Maven
9 40 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 32 (0.93%) Subversion
11 31 (0.90%) Jasmine
11 31 (0.90%) JUnit
12 30 (0.87%) Mocha
13 28 (0.81%) Bitbucket
13 28 (0.81%) WebDriver
14 19 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
15 18 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
15 18 (0.52%) Zephyr
16 17 (0.49%) Gradle
General
1 418 (12.11%) Public Sector
2 331 (9.59%) Finance
3 255 (7.39%) Military
4 231 (6.69%) Telecoms
5 198 (5.74%) Aerospace
6 174 (5.04%) Electronics
7 132 (3.82%) Marketing
8 126 (3.65%) Manufacturing
9 66 (1.91%) Legal
10 43 (1.25%) Retail
11 38 (1.10%) Police
12 36 (1.04%) Law
13 24 (0.70%) Local Government
14 18 (0.52%) Automotive
15 17 (0.49%) Games
16 16 (0.46%) Banking
17 11 (0.32%) Billing
18 8 (0.23%) Advertising
18 8 (0.23%) Publishing
19 7 (0.20%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 437 (12.66%) Developer
2 341 (9.88%) Architect
3 303 (8.78%) Analyst
4 282 (8.17%) Consultant
5 215 (6.23%) Software Engineer
6 179 (5.19%) Support Engineer
7 153 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 152 (4.40%) Network Engineer
9 129 (3.74%) Software Developer
10 108 (3.13%) Java Developer
11 100 (2.90%) Test Engineer
12 98 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
13 93 (2.69%) Systems Engineer
13 93 (2.69%) Tester
14 85 (2.46%) C# Developer
15 80 (2.32%) Security Consultant
16 77 (2.23%) Administrator
17 74 (2.14%) Security Analyst
18 71 (2.06%) Security Architect
19 70 (2.03%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (5.62%) .NET
2 174 (5.04%) HTML
3 152 (4.40%) CSS
4 127 (3.68%) Web Services
5 111 (3.22%) AngularJS
6 99 (2.87%) Spring
7 77 (2.23%) XML
8 74 (2.14%) HTML5
9 73 (2.12%) React
10 66 (1.91%) Node.js
11 56 (1.62%) REST
12 53 (1.54%) Hibernate
13 47 (1.36%) Java EE
13 47 (1.36%) RESTful
14 46 (1.33%) jQuery
15 42 (1.22%) ASP.NET
16 37 (1.07%) Kafka
17 36 (1.04%) J2EE
18 34 (0.99%) .NET Framework
19 33 (0.96%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 312 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
2 250 (7.24%) Management Information System
3 165 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
4 137 (3.97%) Data Centre
5 84 (2.43%) Cyberthreat
6 47 (1.36%) Driving Licence
7 45 (1.30%) Security Operations Centre
8 44 (1.27%) Public Cloud
9 43 (1.25%) Algorithms
10 42 (1.22%) Clustering
11 39 (1.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 38 (1.10%) Smartphone
13 36 (1.04%) PKI
14 35 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
14 35 (1.01%) User Experience
15 32 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
16 31 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
17 30 (0.87%) Cybercrime
18 27 (0.78%) CMDB
18 27 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 645 (18.69%) Windows
2 607 (17.59%) Linux
3 215 (6.23%) Windows Server
4 163 (4.72%) Unix
5 129 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 115 (3.33%) Windows 10
7 100 (2.90%) Windows 7
8 89 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 75 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 64 (1.85%) Android
10 64 (1.85%) CentOS
11 63 (1.83%) Apple iOS
12 37 (1.07%) Ubuntu
13 34 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (0.67%) Kali Linux
15 22 (0.64%) Mac OS
15 22 (0.64%) Windows XP
16 21 (0.61%) Solaris
17 18 (0.52%) Windows 2000
18 17 (0.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 951 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
2 526 (15.24%) Cybersecurity
3 453 (13.13%) ITIL
4 436 (12.63%) Software Engineering
5 406 (11.76%) DevOps
6 379 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
7 278 (8.06%) Project Management
8 269 (7.79%) Information Security
9 261 (7.56%) Test Automation
10 218 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 212 (6.14%) Mentoring
12 203 (5.88%) Service Management
13 196 (5.68%) Scrum
14 191 (5.53%) Continuous Integration
15 177 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 177 (5.13%) SIEM
16 170 (4.93%) Computer Science
17 169 (4.90%) Migration
18 158 (4.58%) Programme Management
19 151 (4.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 569 (16.49%) Java
2 467 (13.53%) C++
3 442 (12.81%) Python
4 387 (11.21%) C
5 363 (10.52%) C#
6 342 (9.91%) SQL
7 331 (9.59%) JavaScript
8 188 (5.45%) PowerShell
9 99 (2.87%) Bash Shell
10 78 (2.26%) MATLAB
11 46 (1.33%) Ruby
12 45 (1.30%) Java 8
12 45 (1.30%) Scala
13 39 (1.13%) Shell Script
14 35 (1.01%) PHP
15 32 (0.93%) T-SQL
16 30 (0.87%) PL/SQL
17 29 (0.84%) Perl
17 29 (0.84%) VBScript
18 24 (0.70%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2,002 (58.01%) SC Cleared
2 859 (24.89%) DV Cleared
3 493 (14.29%) Degree
4 214 (6.20%) Cisco Certification
5 150 (4.35%) CISSP
6 137 (3.97%) CCNA
7 126 (3.65%) CCNP
8 119 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 82 (2.38%) ISTQB
10 79 (2.29%) MCSE
11 78 (2.26%) CISM
12 70 (2.03%) MCSA
13 61 (1.77%) CESG Certified Professional
14 58 (1.68%) CREST Certified
15 55 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
16 45 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
17 44 (1.27%) CISA
17 44 (1.27%) CompTIA Security+
18 39 (1.13%) OSCP
19 36 (1.04%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (5.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 145 (4.20%) SLA
3 86 (2.49%) QA
4 69 (2.00%) JSP 440
5 57 (1.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 50 (1.45%) GDPR
7 47 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 45 (1.30%) RMADS
9 44 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
10 37 (1.07%) NIST
11 36 (1.04%) Data Quality
12 34 (0.99%) PCI DSS
13 30 (0.87%) ISO 22301
13 30 (0.87%) NCSC
14 26 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 16 (0.46%) PMO
16 15 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 13 (0.38%) HMG Infosec
18 12 (0.35%) IEC 61508
19 11 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 384 (11.13%) Active Directory
2 265 (7.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (4.23%) Docker
4 88 (2.55%) Hyper-V
5 77 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
6 41 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
7 39 (1.13%) VMware NSX
8 36 (1.04%) Firmware
9 35 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 32 (0.93%) XenApp
11 31 (0.90%) vSphere
12 22 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
13 18 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 15 (0.43%) VirtualBox
14 15 (0.43%) XenDesktop
15 13 (0.38%) vCloud
16 11 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
17 10 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 10 (0.29%) Samba
18 9 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 176 (5.10%) SCCM
2 145 (4.20%) Ansible
3 101 (2.93%) SCOM
4 84 (2.43%) Kubernetes
4 84 (2.43%) Puppet
5 58 (1.68%) vCenter Server
6 51 (1.48%) Terraform
7 42 (1.22%) WSUS
8 39 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
9 28 (0.81%) Nagios
10 27 (0.78%) vRealize
11 26 (0.75%) NetBackup
11 26 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
12 25 (0.72%) Salt
13 24 (0.70%) QRadar
14 20 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 19 (0.55%) Packer
16 17 (0.49%) Cloudify
16 17 (0.49%) SCOrch
17 16 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 624 (18.08%) Microsoft
2 354 (10.26%) VMware
3 323 (9.36%) Cisco
4 233 (6.75%) SAP
5 188 (5.45%) Oracle
6 147 (4.26%) Juniper
7 103 (2.98%) Citrix
8 90 (2.61%) Red Hat
9 69 (2.00%) HP
9 69 (2.00%) Splunk
10 61 (1.77%) CheckPoint
11 60 (1.74%) Atlassian
12 57 (1.65%) IBM
13 54 (1.56%) Google
14 47 (1.36%) F5
14 47 (1.36%) McAfee
15 44 (1.27%) Palo Alto
16 43 (1.25%) LogRhythm
17 38 (1.10%) Apple
18 35 (1.01%) Symantec