Period
to 12 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for DV Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 339 350 341
Rank change year-on-year +11 -9 +167
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 720 1,016 1,388
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.90% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.20% 4.17% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 510 695 783
10th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £30,796
25th Percentile £45,000 £38,750 £38,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,125 24,359 36,707
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.75% 21.46% 24.65%
Number of salaries quoted 11,631 18,331 26,847
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £26,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £81,350
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +2.86%

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DV Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DV Cleared.

Salary trend for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing DV Cleared over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Salary histogram for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Top 13 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 12 April 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
England +13 707 £57,500 +9.52% 197
UK excluding London -17 485 £55,000 +10.00% 161
South West -22 265 £55,000 - 62
London +97 217 £57,500 +4.55% 42
South East +14 134 £55,250 +10.50% 56
North of England +39 36 £52,500 +31.25% 14
North West +33 34 £52,500 +31.25% 12
Work from Home -106 31 £75,000 +59.57% 3
West Midlands +8 28 £67,500 +42.11% 8
Midlands +2 28 £67,500 +42.11% 9
East of England +29 16 £53,000 +0.95% 12
Scotland +8 8 £75,000 +57.89% 4
Yorkshire +13 2 £70,000 +64.71% 1

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, 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 with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 720 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 369 (51.25%) SC Cleared
3 246 (34.17%) Agile Software Development
4 183 (25.42%) C
5 140 (19.44%) Cybersecurity
6 126 (17.50%) Python
7 124 (17.22%) Linux
8 122 (16.94%) Degree
9 116 (16.11%) Java
10 101 (14.03%) DevOps
11 95 (13.19%) AWS
12 89 (12.36%) Jenkins
12 89 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
13 88 (12.22%) Project Management
13 88 (12.22%) Public Sector
14 87 (12.08%) Scrum
15 81 (11.25%) VMware
15 81 (11.25%) Big Data
16 77 (10.69%) Systems Engineering
17 72 (10.00%) Windows
17 72 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
18 71 (9.86%) JavaScript
18 71 (9.86%) SQL
19 70 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
19 70 (9.72%) Azure
20 69 (9.58%) Microsoft
21 65 (9.03%) Software Engineering
22 64 (8.89%) Test Automation
23 63 (8.75%) Cisco
24 62 (8.61%) Analytical Skills

DV Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 43 (5.97%) Confluence
2 25 (3.47%) JBoss
3 22 (3.06%) SharePoint
4 15 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (2.08%) MS Exchange
5 12 (1.67%) ArcGIS
6 9 (1.25%) Apache
6 9 (1.25%) Apache Spark
7 8 (1.11%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.97%) IIS
9 5 (0.69%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.42%) WildFly
12 2 (0.28%) SAS
13 1 (0.14%) Jetty
13 1 (0.14%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.83%) Gephi
3 3 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.42%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.42%) SPSS
4 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.14%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (0.97%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (0.69%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.56%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 95 (13.19%) AWS
2 70 (9.72%) Azure
3 18 (2.50%) SaaS
4 9 (1.25%) OpenShift
5 8 (1.11%) Power Platform
6 7 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.97%) IaaS
6 7 (0.97%) Microsoft 365
6 7 (0.97%) PaaS
7 5 (0.69%) GCP
8 4 (0.56%) Yarn
9 3 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.42%) BlazeMeter
9 3 (0.42%) Serverless
10 2 (0.28%) Amazon Cognito
10 2 (0.28%) GitHub
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.14%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.14%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 46 (6.39%) Firewall
2 29 (4.03%) DNS
2 29 (4.03%) Internet
3 27 (3.75%) Network Security
4 25 (3.47%) WAN
5 22 (3.06%) LAN
6 15 (2.08%) VPN
7 14 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (1.67%) DHCP
9 11 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
9 11 (1.53%) SAN
10 9 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (1.11%) BGP
11 8 (1.11%) OSPF
12 7 (0.97%) HTTP
12 7 (0.97%) SSL
12 7 (0.97%) TCP/IP
12 7 (0.97%) VSAN
12 7 (0.97%) Wireless
13 6 (0.83%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (11.25%) Big Data
2 32 (4.44%) MongoDB
3 20 (2.78%) MySQL
4 18 (2.50%) Hadoop
5 17 (2.36%) Data Mining
5 17 (2.36%) SQL Server
6 16 (2.22%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.11%) Power BI
7 8 (1.11%) Tableau
8 7 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.97%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.83%) Apache Hive
9 6 (0.83%) Impala
9 6 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.69%) OLAP
10 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.56%) Data Lake
11 4 (0.56%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 89 (12.36%) Jenkins
2 57 (7.92%) JIRA
3 55 (7.64%) Selenium
4 32 (4.44%) Rational DOORS
5 31 (4.31%) JMeter
6 28 (3.89%) NeoLoad
7 27 (3.75%) Git (software)
8 25 (3.47%) Cucumber
9 24 (3.33%) Eclipse
10 22 (3.06%) LoadRunner
11 20 (2.78%) SilkPerformer
12 19 (2.64%) HP UFT
13 14 (1.94%) GitLab
14 12 (1.67%) Maven
15 11 (1.53%) Bitbucket
16 10 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 9 (1.25%) JUnit
18 6 (0.83%) git-flow
18 6 (0.83%) Rational Rhapsody
18 6 (0.83%) Subversion
General
1 88 (12.22%) Public Sector
2 39 (5.42%) Finance
2 39 (5.42%) Military
3 36 (5.00%) Aerospace
4 35 (4.86%) Law
5 32 (4.44%) Marketing
6 28 (3.89%) Legal
7 27 (3.75%) Local Government
8 19 (2.64%) Electronics
8 19 (2.64%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.67%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.83%) Police
10 6 (0.83%) Publishing
10 6 (0.83%) Retail
11 5 (0.69%) Games
12 4 (0.56%) Avionics
13 3 (0.42%) Automotive
13 3 (0.42%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.28%) Advertising
14 2 (0.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 109 (15.14%) Consultant
2 84 (11.67%) Architect
3 71 (9.86%) Developer
4 65 (9.03%) Analyst
5 46 (6.39%) Systems Engineer
6 36 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 32 (4.44%) Software Developer
8 31 (4.31%) Network Engineer
9 25 (3.47%) Test Engineer
10 24 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 24 (3.33%) Java Developer
10 24 (3.33%) Software Engineer
11 22 (3.06%) DevOps Engineer
11 22 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (2.78%) Security Consultant
12 20 (2.78%) Support Engineer
12 20 (2.78%) Technical Consultant
13 18 (2.50%) Performance Engineer
13 18 (2.50%) Performance Test Engineer
13 18 (2.50%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.72%) Node.js
2 22 (3.06%) HTML
3 21 (2.92%) Spring
4 20 (2.78%) Gherkin
5 19 (2.64%) Kafka
5 19 (2.64%) Spring Boot
6 16 (2.22%) .NET
6 16 (2.22%) CSS
6 16 (2.22%) HTML5
7 14 (1.94%) CSS3
8 12 (1.67%) REST
9 10 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
9 10 (1.39%) React
10 9 (1.25%) AngularJS
10 9 (1.25%) Apache NiFi
10 9 (1.25%) COM
11 8 (1.11%) Vue.js
12 7 (0.97%) RESTful
12 7 (0.97%) Web Services
13 4 (0.56%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 62 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (7.50%) Cyberthreat
3 52 (7.22%) Management Information System
4 28 (3.89%) Internet of Things
5 23 (3.19%) Public Cloud
5 23 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (2.92%) Data Centre
7 16 (2.22%) PKI
8 15 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (1.67%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.67%) Data Structures
9 12 (1.67%) Robotics
10 11 (1.53%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.53%) User Experience
11 10 (1.39%) Analytical Mindset
11 10 (1.39%) Virtual Team
12 9 (1.25%) Cyber Defence
12 9 (1.25%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 9 (1.25%) Driving Licence
12 9 (1.25%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 124 (17.22%) Linux
2 72 (10.00%) Windows
3 18 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 11 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (1.39%) CentOS
5 10 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.11%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.42%) Android
10 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.42%) Solaris
10 3 (0.42%) Unix
11 2 (0.28%) Fedora
11 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.28%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.28%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (34.17%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (19.44%) Cybersecurity
3 101 (14.03%) DevOps
4 89 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
5 88 (12.22%) Project Management
6 87 (12.08%) Scrum
7 77 (10.69%) Systems Engineering
8 65 (9.03%) Software Engineering
9 64 (8.89%) Test Automation
10 60 (8.33%) Analytics
11 59 (8.19%) ITIL
12 58 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 55 (7.64%) Configuration Management
13 55 (7.64%) Use Case
14 53 (7.36%) Information Security
15 52 (7.22%) UML
16 50 (6.94%) Machine Learning
16 50 (6.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 49 (6.81%) Business Development
18 45 (6.25%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 183 (25.42%) C
2 126 (17.50%) Python
3 116 (16.11%) Java
4 71 (9.86%) JavaScript
4 71 (9.86%) SQL
5 47 (6.53%) C++
6 36 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 36 (5.00%) C#
7 28 (3.89%) PowerShell
8 23 (3.19%) R
9 14 (1.94%) Java 8
10 11 (1.53%) Perl
11 8 (1.11%) MATLAB
12 7 (0.97%) Scala
13 5 (0.69%) Go
13 5 (0.69%) Groovy
14 4 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 4 (0.56%) PHP
15 2 (0.28%) Ruby
15 2 (0.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 720 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 369 (51.25%) SC Cleared
3 122 (16.94%) Degree
4 72 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (7.36%) CCNA
6 41 (5.69%) CISSP
7 37 (5.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (3.33%) CCNP
9 20 (2.78%) MCSE
10 18 (2.50%) CESG Certified Professional
11 14 (1.94%) MCSA
11 14 (1.94%) SANS
11 14 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (1.67%) AWS Certification
12 12 (1.67%) CISM
12 12 (1.67%) CompTIA Security+
13 11 (1.53%) Network+ Certification
14 10 (1.39%) PhD
15 9 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (3.33%) JSP 440
3 23 (3.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 22 (3.06%) NIST
5 15 (2.08%) RMADS
6 14 (1.94%) NCSC
7 13 (1.81%) SLA
8 12 (1.67%) NIST 800
9 9 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 9 (1.25%) PMO
9 9 (1.25%) QA
10 8 (1.11%) GDPR
11 6 (0.83%) Government Security Classifications
11 6 (0.83%) PA-DSS
11 6 (0.83%) PCI DSS
12 5 (0.69%) GRC
12 5 (0.69%) GxP
13 4 (0.56%) HMG Infosec
14 3 (0.42%) COBIT
14 3 (0.42%) Data Quality
System Software
1 70 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (7.50%) Docker
3 35 (4.86%) Active Directory
4 16 (2.22%) Firmware
4 16 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (2.22%) VMware NSX
5 15 (2.08%) Hyper-V
6 14 (1.94%) vSphere
7 6 (0.83%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
8 5 (0.69%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.69%) XenApp
9 3 (0.42%) NFS
9 3 (0.42%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.28%) Samba
10 2 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 50 (6.94%) Ansible
2 40 (5.56%) Kubernetes
3 29 (4.03%) Terraform
4 14 (1.94%) Puppet
5 12 (1.67%) SCOM
6 11 (1.53%) Kibana
6 11 (1.53%) SCCM
7 9 (1.25%) WSUS
8 6 (0.83%) Oozie
9 5 (0.69%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.69%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.69%) vRealize
10 4 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.56%) Grafana
10 4 (0.56%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.56%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
11 3 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 81 (11.25%) VMware
2 69 (9.58%) Microsoft
3 63 (8.75%) Cisco
4 43 (5.97%) Oracle
5 21 (2.92%) Twitter
6 20 (2.78%) McAfee
7 19 (2.64%) SAP
8 18 (2.50%) Citrix
8 18 (2.50%) Juniper
9 15 (2.08%) F5
9 15 (2.08%) Splunk
10 14 (1.94%) Atlassian
11 12 (1.67%) BiZZdesign
11 12 (1.67%) Red Hat
12 10 (1.39%) Sparx
13 8 (1.11%) HP
13 8 (1.11%) NetApp
14 6 (0.83%) BT
14 6 (0.83%) Dell
14 6 (0.83%) EMC