Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 348 358 406
Rank change year-on-year +10 +48 +93
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 533 1,069 1,135
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.85% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.14% 3.89% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 413 776 672
Median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +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 12,888 27,497 36,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.28% 21.93% 24.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9,428 20,717 26,783
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,333 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.63% - +5.88%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +9 527 £57,500 +15.00% 179
UK excluding London -12 382 £55,000 +10.00% 121
South West -31 198 £55,000 +10.00% 80
London +156 140 £57,500 +15.00% 61
South East +49 120 £54,500 +3.81% 18
Midlands +89 33 £60,000 +23.95% 6
West Midlands +79 32 £60,000 +4.35% 5
Work from Home -60 26 £70,000 +43.59% 6
North of England +78 24 £55,000 +46.67% 5
North West +78 22 £55,000 +46.67% 5
East of England +77 5 £56,250 +12.50% 8
Scotland +36 3 £55,000 +83.33% 4
Yorkshire - 2 - -
East Midlands +64 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 533 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 234 (43.90%) SC Cleared
3 190 (35.65%) Agile Software Development
4 121 (22.70%) Java
5 107 (20.08%) C
6 90 (16.89%) Python
7 88 (16.51%) Degree
8 77 (14.45%) Linux
9 76 (14.26%) Windows
9 76 (14.26%) Cybersecurity
10 74 (13.88%) VMware
11 71 (13.32%) SQL
12 63 (11.82%) Scrum
13 60 (11.26%) Jenkins
14 58 (10.88%) DevOps
14 58 (10.88%) AWS
15 56 (10.51%) VMware Infrastructure
15 56 (10.51%) Selenium
15 56 (10.51%) JavaScript
16 54 (10.13%) Project Management
17 53 (9.94%) Configuration Management
18 51 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
19 50 (9.38%) Active Directory
20 49 (9.19%) Software Engineering
21 48 (9.01%) Big Data
22 47 (8.82%) Cyberthreat
22 47 (8.82%) Systems Engineering
22 47 (8.82%) Test Automation
23 45 (8.44%) Public Sector
24 44 (8.26%) Microsoft

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 26 (4.88%) Confluence
2 22 (4.13%) JBoss
3 19 (3.56%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.44%) ArcGIS
5 8 (1.50%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.94%) Apache
6 5 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.94%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.75%) IIS
8 3 (0.56%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.56%) SAS
9 2 (0.38%) WildFly
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (1.13%) SPSS
2 3 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.19%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 5 (0.94%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.75%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 58 (10.88%) AWS
2 43 (8.07%) Azure
3 7 (1.31%) BlazeMeter
4 6 (1.13%) OpenShift
4 6 (1.13%) SaaS
5 5 (0.94%) IaaS
5 5 (0.94%) PaaS
5 5 (0.94%) Serverless
5 5 (0.94%) Yarn
6 3 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.56%) Power Platform
7 2 (0.38%) Amazon Cognito
7 2 (0.38%) Azure Functions
7 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.38%) GCP
7 2 (0.38%) Slack
8 1 (0.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.19%) Logic Apps
8 1 (0.19%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.63%) DNS
2 22 (4.13%) LAN
3 21 (3.94%) Firewall
3 21 (3.94%) WAN
4 19 (3.56%) DHCP
5 17 (3.19%) Internet
6 15 (2.81%) SAN
7 12 (2.25%) BGP
7 12 (2.25%) Cisco IOS
7 12 (2.25%) OSPF
8 9 (1.69%) Network Security
9 8 (1.50%) VLAN
10 6 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (1.13%) Skype
10 6 (1.13%) VPN
11 5 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (0.94%) VoIP
12 4 (0.75%) IPv6
13 3 (0.56%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (9.01%) Big Data
2 21 (3.94%) MongoDB
3 20 (3.75%) MySQL
4 19 (3.56%) NoSQL
5 14 (2.63%) SQL Server
6 7 (1.31%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.94%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.56%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.56%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.38%) Apache Accumulo
10 2 (0.38%) Geospatial Data
10 2 (0.38%) GIS
10 2 (0.38%) Power BI
10 2 (0.38%) Redis
10 2 (0.38%) Tableau
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.19%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.19%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 60 (11.26%) Jenkins
2 56 (10.51%) Selenium
3 34 (6.38%) JIRA
4 32 (6.00%) Rational DOORS
5 26 (4.88%) JMeter
6 25 (4.69%) Cucumber
7 24 (4.50%) Eclipse
8 20 (3.75%) Git (software)
9 19 (3.56%) HP UFT
9 19 (3.56%) LoadRunner
9 19 (3.56%) NeoLoad
9 19 (3.56%) SilkPerformer
10 9 (1.69%) Maven
11 8 (1.50%) WebDriver
12 7 (1.31%) eggPlant
12 7 (1.31%) JUnit
13 6 (1.13%) Bitbucket
13 6 (1.13%) GitLab
14 4 (0.75%) Rational Rhapsody
14 4 (0.75%) webpack
General
1 45 (8.44%) Public Sector
2 40 (7.50%) Military
3 32 (6.00%) Finance
4 18 (3.38%) Police
5 15 (2.81%) Aerospace
6 14 (2.63%) Law
7 13 (2.44%) Telecoms
8 11 (2.06%) Local Government
9 9 (1.69%) Marketing
10 8 (1.50%) Electronics
11 6 (1.13%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.94%) Legal
12 5 (0.94%) Retail
13 3 (0.56%) Games
14 2 (0.38%) Banking
15 1 (0.19%) Advertising
15 1 (0.19%) French Language
15 1 (0.19%) German Language
15 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 83 (15.57%) Developer
2 60 (11.26%) Analyst
3 49 (9.19%) Consultant
4 48 (9.01%) Java Developer
5 43 (8.07%) Architect
6 40 (7.50%) Business Analyst
7 32 (6.00%) Test Engineer
8 31 (5.82%) Systems Engineer
9 27 (5.07%) Software Developer
10 24 (4.50%) Senior Test Engineer
11 22 (4.13%) Server Engineer
12 21 (3.94%) Network Engineer
13 19 (3.56%) Support Engineer
14 18 (3.38%) SC Cleared Java Developer
15 17 (3.19%) Performance Engineer
15 17 (3.19%) Performance Test Engineer
15 17 (3.19%) Senior Performance Engineer
15 17 (3.19%) Software Engineer
16 16 (3.00%) Data Scientist
16 16 (3.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (6.75%) Node.js
2 33 (6.19%) Spring
3 20 (3.75%) Gherkin
4 19 (3.56%) AngularJS
4 19 (3.56%) Spring Boot
5 18 (3.38%) HTML
6 15 (2.81%) RESTful
7 13 (2.44%) React
8 11 (2.06%) CSS
8 11 (2.06%) HTML5
8 11 (2.06%) JSON
9 8 (1.50%) .NET
9 8 (1.50%) Java EE
9 8 (1.50%) Natural Language Processing
9 8 (1.50%) Vue.js
10 7 (1.31%) CSS3
10 7 (1.31%) Regular Expression
10 7 (1.31%) Web Services
11 6 (1.13%) COM
11 6 (1.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.82%) Cyberthreat
2 36 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (6.75%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.38%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.00%) Internet of Things
4 16 (3.00%) Public Cloud
4 16 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (2.44%) PKI
6 12 (2.25%) Algorithms
7 11 (2.06%) Driving Licence
7 11 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (2.06%) User Experience
8 6 (1.13%) Augmented Reality
8 6 (1.13%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.13%) Linked Data
8 6 (1.13%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.13%) Semantic Web
9 5 (0.94%) Robotics
10 4 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.56%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 77 (14.45%) Linux
2 76 (14.26%) Windows
3 32 (6.00%) Windows Server
4 18 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (3.19%) Windows Server 2016
6 12 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.94%) CentOS
8 5 (0.94%) Unix
8 5 (0.94%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.94%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.56%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.56%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.38%) Android
10 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (35.65%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (14.26%) Cybersecurity
3 63 (11.82%) Scrum
4 58 (10.88%) DevOps
5 54 (10.13%) Project Management
6 53 (9.94%) Configuration Management
7 51 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
8 49 (9.19%) Software Engineering
9 47 (8.82%) Systems Engineering
9 47 (8.82%) Test Automation
10 40 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (7.32%) Project Delivery
12 36 (6.75%) UML
13 34 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
14 31 (5.82%) Machine Learning
15 30 (5.63%) Data Science
16 29 (5.44%) Artificial Intelligence
16 29 (5.44%) Information Security
16 29 (5.44%) Line Management
16 29 (5.44%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 121 (22.70%) Java
2 107 (20.08%) C
3 90 (16.89%) Python
4 71 (13.32%) SQL
5 56 (10.51%) JavaScript
6 40 (7.50%) C++
7 38 (7.13%) C#
8 26 (4.88%) Java 8
9 25 (4.69%) PowerShell
10 18 (3.38%) Bash Shell
11 10 (1.88%) R
12 6 (1.13%) Perl
13 5 (0.94%) MATLAB
13 5 (0.94%) Scala
14 4 (0.75%) PHP
15 2 (0.38%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.38%) VB
16 1 (0.19%) Apple Swift
16 1 (0.19%) ES6
16 1 (0.19%) Go
Qualifications
1 533 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 234 (43.90%) SC Cleared
3 88 (16.51%) Degree
4 35 (6.57%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (6.38%) CCNA
6 17 (3.19%) CISSP
7 16 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.88%) CCNP
8 10 (1.88%) CESG Certified Professional
9 9 (1.69%) MCSA
9 9 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 9 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.50%) MCSE
11 7 (1.31%) CISM
12 6 (1.13%) AWS Certification
12 6 (1.13%) CISA
12 6 (1.13%) CRISC
12 6 (1.13%) HND
12 6 (1.13%) VCP6
13 5 (0.94%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.44%) NIST
1 13 (2.44%) SLA
2 11 (2.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 11 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.88%) NCSC
3 10 (1.88%) RMADS
4 7 (1.31%) GPG13
4 7 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 7 (1.31%) JSP 440
4 7 (1.31%) QA
5 6 (1.13%) COBIT
6 5 (0.94%) GxP
7 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.38%) GDPR
8 2 (0.38%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 2 (0.38%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.19%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.19%) HAZOP
System Software
1 56 (10.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (9.38%) Active Directory
3 40 (7.50%) Docker
4 15 (2.81%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.88%) Firmware
6 10 (1.88%) vSphere
7 8 (1.50%) VMware NSX
8 7 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.75%) GPFS
10 3 (0.56%) NFS
11 2 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.38%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (4.13%) Ansible
1 22 (4.13%) Kubernetes
2 20 (3.75%) SCOM
3 19 (3.56%) Terraform
4 18 (3.38%) SCCM
5 15 (2.81%) WSUS
6 7 (1.31%) NetBackup
7 6 (1.13%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (1.13%) SCVMM
8 5 (0.94%) Puppet
9 4 (0.75%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (0.75%) vRealize
10 3 (0.56%) Nagios
10 3 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.56%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 2 (0.38%) Packer
11 2 (0.38%) SCSM
11 2 (0.38%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 1 (0.19%) Grafana
Vendors
1 74 (13.88%) VMware
2 44 (8.26%) Microsoft
3 37 (6.94%) Cisco
4 33 (6.19%) Oracle
5 17 (3.19%) Juniper
6 10 (1.88%) HP
7 8 (1.50%) NetApp
8 7 (1.31%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.31%) Citrix
8 7 (1.31%) McAfee
8 7 (1.31%) Symantec
8 7 (1.31%) Twitter
9 6 (1.13%) Dell
9 6 (1.13%) EMC
10 5 (0.94%) Brocade
10 5 (0.94%) SAP
10 5 (0.94%) SolarWinds
11 4 (0.75%) Google
11 4 (0.75%) NEC
11 4 (0.75%) Red Hat