Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 509 249 340
Rank change year-on-year -260 +91 +99
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 647 667 1,345
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 1.37% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.46% 6.19% 4.07%
Number of salaries quoted 467 503 981
10th Percentile £38,515 £34,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £43,750 £37,500 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £66,938 £66,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,175 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

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 26,281 10,770 33,008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.53% 22.04% 23.45%
Number of salaries quoted 14,747 8,215 24,384
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,750
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.06% +7.78% -

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 25 September 2021.

Salary histogram for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Top 14 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 25 September 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 -250 612 £55,000 +4.76% 160
UK excluding London -173 532 £52,500 +5.00% 118
South West -56 247 £55,000 - 48
South East -168 156 £60,000 +50.00% 24
London -256 94 £62,500 +14.93% 44
Work from Home -233 70 £48,000 -16.52% 7
North West -97 45 £50,000 +12.69% 17
North of England -115 45 £50,000 +12.69% 17
Midlands -144 41 £52,295 +45.89% 7
West Midlands -97 37 £52,295 +17.86% 7
East of England -79 28 £43,750 -16.67% 18
Scotland -76 24 £48,000 -12.73% 2
East Midlands -113 4 £57,500 +60.41%
Wales - 2 £60,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 647 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 361 (55.80%) SC Cleared
3 216 (33.38%) Agile Software Development
4 115 (17.77%) Linux
5 113 (17.47%) Python
5 113 (17.47%) Cybersecurity
6 103 (15.92%) Social Skills
7 94 (14.53%) Windows
8 93 (14.37%) Java
8 93 (14.37%) DevOps
9 92 (14.22%) C
10 90 (13.91%) AWS
11 89 (13.76%) VMware
12 86 (13.29%) Microsoft
13 82 (12.67%) Ansible
13 82 (12.67%) Public Sector
14 80 (12.36%) Software Engineering
15 77 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
16 75 (11.59%) Azure
17 73 (11.28%) Degree
17 73 (11.28%) Firewall
18 62 (9.58%) Scrum
18 62 (9.58%) Cisco
19 61 (9.43%) ITIL
20 59 (9.12%) JavaScript
21 56 (8.66%) Information Security
21 56 (8.66%) Project Management
21 56 (8.66%) Problem-Solving
21 56 (8.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 55 (8.50%) Data Analysis

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 21 (3.25%) IIS
2 10 (1.55%) Confluence
2 10 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (1.24%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.08%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (0.93%) JBoss
5 6 (0.93%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.77%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.31%) Apache
8 2 (0.31%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.31%) SAS
8 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.31%) WildFly
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.15%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) Figma
6 1 (0.15%) GIMP
6 1 (0.15%) Inkscape
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 90 (13.91%) AWS
2 75 (11.59%) Azure
3 31 (4.79%) OpenShift
4 8 (1.24%) Microsoft 365
4 8 (1.24%) Power Platform
5 7 (1.08%) SaaS
6 6 (0.93%) GCP
6 6 (0.93%) PaaS
7 3 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.46%) Fastly
7 3 (0.46%) IaaS
8 2 (0.31%) Azure Sentinel
8 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.31%) GitHub
8 2 (0.31%) Serverless
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (0.15%) AWS Fargate
9 1 (0.15%) Snowflake
9 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 73 (11.28%) Firewall
2 50 (7.73%) Network Security
3 34 (5.26%) Wireshark
4 31 (4.79%) SMS
5 26 (4.02%) VPN
6 19 (2.94%) DNS
7 17 (2.63%) WAN
8 14 (2.16%) LAN
8 14 (2.16%) TCP/IP
9 13 (2.01%) DHCP
10 10 (1.55%) HTTP
11 9 (1.39%) BGP
11 9 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (1.39%) OSPF
11 9 (1.39%) SNMP
11 9 (1.39%) VoIP
12 8 (1.24%) Wireless
13 7 (1.08%) SAN
14 6 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (0.93%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.72%) Hadoop
2 32 (4.95%) Big Data
3 29 (4.48%) MongoDB
3 29 (4.48%) SQL Server
4 27 (4.17%) MySQL
5 11 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.24%) Data Mining
6 8 (1.24%) Power BI
6 8 (1.24%) Tableau
7 7 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.08%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.08%) SQL Server 2017
8 6 (0.93%) Data Lake
8 6 (0.93%) OLAP
9 5 (0.77%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (6.34%) Jenkins
2 29 (4.48%) Cucumber
2 29 (4.48%) Selenium
3 28 (4.33%) Robot Framework
4 27 (4.17%) Eclipse
5 26 (4.02%) JMeter
6 14 (2.16%) Git (software)
6 14 (2.16%) JIRA
7 7 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (1.08%) StarTeam
7 7 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (1.08%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.77%) GitLab
9 4 (0.62%) Maven
9 4 (0.62%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.46%) Subversion
11 2 (0.31%) IDA Disassembler
11 2 (0.31%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.31%) NetBeans
General
1 103 (15.92%) Social Skills
2 82 (12.67%) Public Sector
3 52 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (7.57%) Military
5 37 (5.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 36 (5.56%) Aerospace
7 34 (5.26%) Finance
8 27 (4.17%) Law
9 19 (2.94%) Influencing Skills
10 18 (2.78%) Telecoms
11 14 (2.16%) Legal
12 13 (2.01%) Organisational Skills
13 12 (1.85%) Marketing
13 12 (1.85%) Police
14 9 (1.39%) Advertising
14 9 (1.39%) Electronics
14 9 (1.39%) Presentation Skills
15 8 (1.24%) Back Office
15 8 (1.24%) Documentation Skills
15 8 (1.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 97 (14.99%) Architect
2 83 (12.83%) Developer
3 56 (8.66%) Consultant
4 54 (8.35%) Analyst
5 41 (6.34%) SOC Engineer
6 36 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 36 (5.56%) Security Engineer
7 35 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 35 (5.41%) Project Manager
8 33 (5.10%) Network Engineer
9 31 (4.79%) Business Analyst
10 29 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
11 27 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
12 23 (3.55%) Technical Architect
13 22 (3.40%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
13 22 (3.40%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
14 19 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
15 16 (2.47%) Security Architect
15 16 (2.47%) Software Developer
16 14 (2.16%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (6.96%) React
2 34 (5.26%) HTML
3 33 (5.10%) CSS
4 32 (4.95%) Node.js
4 32 (4.95%) Spring Boot
5 31 (4.79%) CSS3
5 31 (4.79%) HTML5
6 30 (4.64%) Elastic Stack
7 28 (4.33%) .NET
8 27 (4.17%) Kafka
9 26 (4.02%) Gherkin
10 25 (3.86%) Apache NiFi
10 25 (3.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 24 (3.71%) ActiveMQ
11 24 (3.71%) LAMP
12 13 (2.01%) Web Services
13 11 (1.70%) AngularJS
13 11 (1.70%) JSON
14 10 (1.55%) LDAP
14 10 (1.55%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.26%) Data Centre
2 39 (6.03%) Management Information System
3 28 (4.33%) Cyberthreat
4 26 (4.02%) Cyberattack
5 22 (3.40%) Legacy Systems
6 21 (3.25%) PKI
7 17 (2.63%) User Experience
8 14 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (2.01%) Cyber Defence
10 11 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (1.55%) Cybercrime
11 10 (1.55%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.08%) Clustering
13 6 (0.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 6 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.93%) iPhone
13 6 (0.93%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.77%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.77%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 115 (17.77%) Linux
2 94 (14.53%) Windows
3 46 (7.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 44 (6.80%) Windows Server
5 33 (5.10%) CentOS
6 16 (2.47%) Android
7 15 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.70%) Windows 10
8 11 (1.70%) Windows Server 2016
9 10 (1.55%) Unix
10 9 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.39%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.46%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.46%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (33.38%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (17.47%) Cybersecurity
3 93 (14.37%) DevOps
4 80 (12.36%) Software Engineering
5 62 (9.58%) Scrum
6 61 (9.43%) ITIL
7 56 (8.66%) Information Security
7 56 (8.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 56 (8.66%) Problem-Solving
7 56 (8.66%) Project Management
8 55 (8.50%) Data Analysis
9 47 (7.26%) Systems Engineering
10 42 (6.49%) High Availability
10 42 (6.49%) Threat Detection
11 41 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
12 39 (6.03%) Business Analysis
13 38 (5.87%) Analytics
13 38 (5.87%) Stakeholder Management
14 36 (5.56%) TOGAF
15 35 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 113 (17.47%) Python
2 93 (14.37%) Java
3 92 (14.22%) C
4 59 (9.12%) JavaScript
5 42 (6.49%) PowerShell
6 40 (6.18%) C#
7 38 (5.87%) SQL
8 27 (4.17%) C++
8 27 (4.17%) Go
9 26 (4.02%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.55%) R
11 7 (1.08%) MATLAB
11 7 (1.08%) Scala
11 7 (1.08%) XPath
12 6 (0.93%) Perl
13 3 (0.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.31%) Java 11
14 2 (0.31%) Java 8
14 2 (0.31%) Ruby
14 2 (0.31%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 647 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 361 (55.80%) SC Cleared
3 73 (11.28%) Degree
4 50 (7.73%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (4.02%) CCNA
6 26 (4.02%) MCSE
7 23 (3.55%) CISSP
7 23 (3.55%) MCSA
7 23 (3.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 22 (3.40%) MCP
9 21 (3.25%) CCNP
10 19 (2.94%) CISM
11 13 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 12 (1.85%) HNC
13 11 (1.70%) CESG Certified Professional
14 8 (1.24%) CCENT
14 8 (1.24%) HND
14 8 (1.24%) PhD
15 7 (1.08%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (2.63%) NCSC
3 16 (2.47%) NIST
4 15 (2.32%) SLA
5 13 (2.01%) JSP 440
6 8 (1.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 8 (1.24%) RMADS
7 6 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.77%) QA
9 4 (0.62%) GDPR
9 4 (0.62%) HMG Infosec
9 4 (0.62%) PMO
10 3 (0.46%) Def Stans
10 3 (0.46%) GRC
10 3 (0.46%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.15%) Accessibility
11 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.15%) IASME
11 1 (0.15%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 77 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (7.26%) Active Directory
3 32 (4.95%) vSphere
4 29 (4.48%) Docker
5 21 (3.25%) Hyper-V
6 19 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (2.16%) NFS
9 7 (1.08%) VMware NSX
10 6 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (0.93%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.62%) Firmware
12 3 (0.46%) HDFS
12 3 (0.46%) KVM
12 3 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.46%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.46%) XenApp
12 3 (0.46%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.31%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 82 (12.67%) Ansible
2 25 (3.86%) Terraform
3 22 (3.40%) SCCM
4 16 (2.47%) Kubernetes
5 14 (2.16%) SCOM
6 13 (2.01%) Puppet
7 8 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (1.08%) vRealize
9 5 (0.77%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (0.62%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.62%) MOM
10 4 (0.62%) Nexpose
10 4 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.46%) Kibana
11 3 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.46%) WSUS
12 2 (0.31%) EnCase
12 2 (0.31%) FTK
12 2 (0.31%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 89 (13.76%) VMware
2 86 (13.29%) Microsoft
3 62 (9.58%) Cisco
4 38 (5.87%) Oracle
5 32 (4.95%) TippingPoint
6 30 (4.64%) Atlassian
7 22 (3.40%) Juniper
8 17 (2.63%) F5
9 15 (2.32%) Red Hat
10 12 (1.85%) Splunk
11 10 (1.55%) Citrix
11 10 (1.55%) Instagram
11 10 (1.55%) McAfee
12 9 (1.39%) Palo Alto
12 9 (1.39%) SolarWinds
13 8 (1.24%) Dell
13 8 (1.24%) SAP
14 7 (1.08%) CheckPoint
15 6 (0.93%) Brocade
16 5 (0.77%) NetApp