Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 488 372 502
Rank change year-on-year -116 +130 -88
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 1,000 1,426 1,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.82% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.43% 3.21% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 619 970 702
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -9.52% +10.53%
10th Percentile £28,000 £30,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £67,750 £75,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%

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 41,162 44,406 58,342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.63% 25.43% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 31,917 35,148 46,519
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DV Cleared.

Salary trend for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DV Cleared over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Salary histogram for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Top 15 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 18 February 2018. 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 -123 966 £45,000 -5.26% 166
UK excluding London -65 843 £45,000 - 127
South West -34 442 £45,000 - 53
South East -18 212 £42,500 -22.73% 52
London -120 132 £54,000 -6.09% 40
North of England -40 71 £45,000 - 8
East of England +39 68 £44,000 -2.22% 6
North West -58 63 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Midlands +14 50 £61,250 +36.11% 7
West Midlands +35 48 £62,500 +31.58% 5
Scotland -28 7 £44,705 +13.18%
North East -30 7 £28,000 -37.78%
East Midlands +9 2 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Wales +7 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +19 1 £40,000 -20.00%

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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 1,000 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 447 (44.70%) SC Cleared
3 367 (36.70%) C
4 334 (33.40%) Windows
5 273 (27.30%) Agile Software Development
6 256 (25.60%) ITIL
7 245 (24.50%) Microsoft
8 230 (23.00%) Linux
9 228 (22.80%) VMware
10 211 (21.10%) Degree
11 191 (19.10%) VMware Infrastructure
12 184 (18.40%) Java
13 179 (17.90%) Service Management
14 178 (17.80%) Active Directory
15 174 (17.40%) Python
16 167 (16.70%) Software Engineering
17 152 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
18 143 (14.30%) Cybersecurity
19 140 (14.00%) Cisco Certification
20 132 (13.20%) Firewall
21 131 (13.10%) LAN
22 124 (12.40%) WAN
23 122 (12.20%) SQL
24 121 (12.10%) Change Management
25 116 (11.60%) DevOps
26 113 (11.30%) Information Security
27 108 (10.80%) Service Delivery
28 107 (10.70%) Cisco
29 103 (10.30%) C++
30 96 (9.60%) Root Cause 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 68 (6.80%) SharePoint
2 59 (5.90%) Apache Spark
3 47 (4.70%) Confluence
4 33 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
5 28 (2.80%) MS Exchange
6 26 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 25 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 20 (2.00%) IIS
8 20 (2.00%) WebSphere
9 19 (1.90%) WebSphere Portal
10 17 (1.70%) Apache
11 16 (1.60%) Apache Pig
12 14 (1.40%) JBoss
13 7 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.60%) Skype for Business
15 5 (0.50%) Apache Solr
16 3 (0.30%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.30%) WebLogic
17 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
17 2 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 91 (9.10%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.20%) GIMP
7 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (1.90%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.70%) assyst
3 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.10%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.60%) Amazon S3
3 16 (1.60%) Office 365
4 8 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.30%) SaaS
6 2 (0.20%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.20%) Slack
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 132 (13.20%) Firewall
2 131 (13.10%) LAN
3 124 (12.40%) WAN
4 86 (8.60%) TCP/IP
5 82 (8.20%) DNS
6 80 (8.00%) Network Security
7 70 (7.00%) DHCP
8 49 (4.90%) Cisco Nexus
8 49 (4.90%) NX-OS
9 41 (4.10%) HTTP
10 40 (4.00%) Wireshark
11 39 (3.90%) BGP
12 37 (3.70%) Wireless
13 35 (3.50%) FTP
14 34 (3.40%) SMTP
15 33 (3.30%) Internet
15 33 (3.30%) VoIP
16 29 (2.90%) Cisco IOS
16 29 (2.90%) VLAN
17 25 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (7.80%) Hadoop
2 69 (6.90%) Big Data
3 66 (6.60%) SQL Server
4 38 (3.80%) Relational Database
5 34 (3.40%) Apache Hive
5 34 (3.40%) MongoDB
6 31 (3.10%) GIS
7 27 (2.70%) Oracle Database
8 23 (2.30%) MySQL
9 22 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
10 21 (2.10%) Geospatial Data
11 20 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
12 18 (1.80%) Apache Accumulo
13 17 (1.70%) RDBMS
14 15 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
15 13 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 12 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
17 11 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
18 9 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 86 (8.60%) JIRA
2 51 (5.10%) Jenkins
3 49 (4.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 45 (4.50%) Git (software)
5 40 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 38 (3.80%) Selenium
7 20 (2.00%) Bitbucket
8 18 (1.80%) Cucumber
9 17 (1.70%) JUnit
10 15 (1.50%) Rational DOORS
11 14 (1.40%) Rational Rhapsody
11 14 (1.40%) Redmine
12 13 (1.30%) JMeter
13 12 (1.20%) WATIR
14 11 (1.10%) EasyMock
15 10 (1.00%) MSI
16 9 (0.90%) Visual Studio
17 5 (0.50%) Subversion
18 4 (0.40%) Metasploit
18 4 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 74 (7.40%) Finance
2 54 (5.40%) Military
3 37 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 16 (1.60%) Law
5 14 (1.40%) Aerospace
6 13 (1.30%) Retail
7 12 (1.20%) Marketing
8 10 (1.00%) Electronics
8 10 (1.00%) Games
9 6 (0.60%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.50%) Legal
11 2 (0.20%) Automotive
11 2 (0.20%) Banking
11 2 (0.20%) Romanian Language
12 1 (0.10%) Back Office
12 1 (0.10%) Local Government
12 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 136 (13.60%) Analyst
2 110 (11.00%) Software Engineer
3 86 (8.60%) Network Engineer
4 80 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 61 (6.10%) Consultant
6 59 (5.90%) Architect
7 55 (5.50%) Java Engineer
8 45 (4.50%) Developer
8 45 (4.50%) Java Software Engineer
9 43 (4.30%) Administrator
10 39 (3.90%) Project Manager
11 37 (3.70%) Service Analyst
11 37 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
12 35 (3.50%) Security Analyst
13 31 (3.10%) Integration Engineer
13 31 (3.10%) Security Engineer
13 31 (3.10%) Test Engineer
14 30 (3.00%) Linux Engineer
15 27 (2.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 25 (2.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (5.60%) HTML
2 50 (5.00%) Java EE
3 49 (4.90%) Web Services
4 45 (4.50%) CSS
4 45 (4.50%) Spring
5 39 (3.90%) JSF
6 38 (3.80%) .NET
7 37 (3.70%) HTML5
8 33 (3.30%) Hibernate
9 29 (2.90%) AngularJS
9 29 (2.90%) CSS3
10 28 (2.80%) XML
11 27 (2.70%) jQuery
12 26 (2.60%) J2EE
13 22 (2.20%) Node.js
14 21 (2.10%) Middleware
15 16 (1.60%) EJB
15 16 (1.60%) LAMP
16 14 (1.40%) Apache Camel
17 13 (1.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 152 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (9.50%) Management Information System
3 52 (5.20%) Computer Science
4 44 (4.40%) CESG
5 43 (4.30%) Data Centre
6 29 (2.90%) Driving Licence
7 28 (2.80%) PKI
8 27 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
9 24 (2.40%) Fat Client
9 24 (2.40%) Thin Client
9 24 (2.40%) User Experience
10 19 (1.90%) Derivative
11 16 (1.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 13 (1.30%) CESG CLAS
12 13 (1.30%) Security Operations Centre
13 11 (1.10%) Wiki
14 10 (1.00%) Device Driver
15 9 (0.90%) PDA
16 8 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
17 7 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 334 (33.40%) Windows
2 230 (23.00%) Linux
3 91 (9.10%) Unix
4 80 (8.00%) Windows Server
5 61 (6.10%) Windows 7
6 43 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (3.70%) CentOS
9 34 (3.40%) Windows 10
10 33 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (2.10%) Oracle Linux
12 18 (1.80%) Android
13 17 (1.70%) Mac OS X
14 13 (1.30%) Windows XP
15 10 (1.00%) VxWorks
15 10 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.30%) Nucleus RTOS
16 3 (0.30%) SUSE
17 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.20%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (27.30%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (25.60%) ITIL
3 179 (17.90%) Service Management
4 167 (16.70%) Software Engineering
5 143 (14.30%) Cybersecurity
6 121 (12.10%) Change Management
7 116 (11.60%) DevOps
8 113 (11.30%) Information Security
9 108 (10.80%) Service Delivery
10 96 (9.60%) Root Cause Analysis
11 84 (8.40%) Incident Management
11 84 (8.40%) Project Management
12 83 (8.30%) Continuous Integration
13 82 (8.20%) Scrum
14 68 (6.80%) Infrastructure Management
15 67 (6.70%) Network Monitoring
16 63 (6.30%) Configuration Management
16 63 (6.30%) TDD
17 59 (5.90%) Mentoring
18 58 (5.80%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 367 (36.70%) C
2 184 (18.40%) Java
3 174 (17.40%) Python
4 122 (12.20%) SQL
5 103 (10.30%) C++
6 91 (9.10%) JavaScript
7 82 (8.20%) PowerShell
8 68 (6.80%) Bash Shell
9 57 (5.70%) C#
10 45 (4.50%) Perl
11 29 (2.90%) Ruby
12 27 (2.70%) PL/SQL
13 21 (2.10%) Shell Script
14 19 (1.90%) PHP
15 17 (1.70%) Korn
16 13 (1.30%) R
17 12 (1.20%) MATLAB
18 11 (1.10%) Scala
19 7 (0.70%) Objective-C
20 4 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,000 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 447 (44.70%) SC Cleared
3 211 (21.10%) Degree
4 140 (14.00%) Cisco Certification
5 87 (8.70%) CCNA
6 74 (7.40%) CISSP
7 62 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 54 (5.40%) CCNP
9 40 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 34 (3.40%) GIAC
11 30 (3.00%) Numerate Degree
12 29 (2.90%) SANS
13 28 (2.80%) CESG Certified Professional
13 28 (2.80%) CompTIA Security+
13 28 (2.80%) MCITP
14 27 (2.70%) MCSE
15 26 (2.60%) MCTS
16 23 (2.30%) MCP
17 20 (2.00%) GCIH
18 19 (1.90%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (8.80%) SLA
2 48 (4.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (2.60%) RMADS
4 23 (2.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 11 (1.10%) MISRA
5 11 (1.10%) PMO
6 10 (1.00%) JSP 440
7 7 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (0.60%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.30%) GDPR
9 3 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.20%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 191 (19.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 178 (17.80%) Active Directory
3 61 (6.10%) Hyper-V
4 43 (4.30%) Virtual Machines
5 42 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
6 34 (3.40%) vSphere
7 30 (3.00%) NFS
7 30 (3.00%) Samba
8 25 (2.50%) VMware NSX
9 17 (1.70%) Snort
10 16 (1.60%) Docker
11 14 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
12 12 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (1.10%) Apache Flume
14 10 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (0.80%) Firmware
16 7 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
17 6 (0.60%) BitLocker
17 6 (0.60%) HDFS
18 2 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 65 (6.50%) Nagios
2 63 (6.30%) Puppet
3 49 (4.90%) Cisco LMS
3 49 (4.90%) Opsview
4 36 (3.60%) SCCM
5 27 (2.70%) vCenter Server
6 25 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
7 16 (1.60%) Ansible
8 15 (1.50%) SCOM
9 13 (1.30%) Endace
10 11 (1.10%) Kibana
11 9 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (0.80%) SCVMM
13 7 (0.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 7 (0.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 7 (0.70%) SCDPM
14 6 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 6 (0.60%) HP Data Protector
15 5 (0.50%) EnCase
15 5 (0.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 245 (24.50%) Microsoft
2 228 (22.80%) VMware
3 107 (10.70%) Cisco
4 89 (8.90%) Oracle
5 51 (5.10%) HP
6 46 (4.60%) Atlassian
7 45 (4.50%) Red Hat
8 31 (3.10%) Fujitsu
8 31 (3.10%) Juniper
9 28 (2.80%) Citrix
10 23 (2.30%) NetApp
11 20 (2.00%) SolarWinds
12 19 (1.90%) Sun
13 18 (1.80%) Dell
14 16 (1.60%) EMC
14 16 (1.60%) Scality
15 15 (1.50%) McAfee
16 12 (1.20%) CA Agile Central
16 12 (1.20%) Cloudera
17 11 (1.10%) Splunk