Period
to 26 February 2020

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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 362 376 495
Rank change year-on-year +14 +119 -100
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 1,029 1,280 1,020
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.85% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.85% 3.47% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 633 709 618
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £34,000 £30,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £70,900 £80,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 26,725 36,865 42,034
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.71% 24.36% 23.97%
Number of salaries quoted 19,769 26,902 32,666
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 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
England +21 1,009 £50,000 - 313
UK excluding London +29 798 £50,000 - 255
South West +6 452 £50,000 - 131
South East -8 230 £55,000 +15.79% 61
London +7 219 £54,000 -1.82% 68
East of England +76 43 £47,500 -11.63% 9
Midlands -11 32 £47,500 +97.92% 28
North West +72 29 £37,500 -19.90% 7
North of England +67 29 £37,500 -16.67% 17
West Midlands -17 28 £56,250 +134.38% 27
Scotland - 9 £30,000 - 2
East Midlands - 4 £40,400 - 1
Wales -3 3 £47,000 -6.00% 8

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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 1,029 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 459 (44.61%) SC Cleared
3 343 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 259 (25.17%) Java
4 259 (25.17%) Python
5 246 (23.91%) Windows
6 227 (22.06%) C
7 225 (21.87%) Linux
8 195 (18.95%) Degree
9 192 (18.66%) Software Engineering
10 188 (18.27%) C++
11 182 (17.69%) DevOps
12 169 (16.42%) Cybersecurity
13 165 (16.03%) VMware
14 159 (15.45%) Microsoft
15 133 (12.93%) JavaScript
16 131 (12.73%) C#
17 129 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
18 125 (12.15%) Active Directory
19 124 (12.05%) Big Data
20 121 (11.76%) SQL
21 116 (11.27%) ITIL
22 111 (10.79%) Machine Learning
22 111 (10.79%) Public Sector
23 108 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
24 97 (9.43%) Finance
25 94 (9.14%) Cisco
26 84 (8.16%) Project Management
27 81 (7.87%) Ansible
27 81 (7.87%) Docker

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 (4.18%) SharePoint
2 42 (4.08%) Apache Spark
3 39 (3.79%) Elasticsearch
4 38 (3.69%) Apache
5 24 (2.33%) Apache Solr
6 23 (2.24%) Confluence
7 18 (1.75%) JBoss
7 18 (1.75%) MS Exchange
8 12 (1.17%) IIS
8 12 (1.17%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.68%) Tornado
10 6 (0.58%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.49%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.39%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.39%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.29%) WildFly
14 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.19%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 38 (3.69%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.26%) OrCAD
6 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.39%) Gephi
8 3 (0.29%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.097%) Simulink
9 1 (0.097%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.097%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.097%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 72 (7.00%) Azure
2 63 (6.12%) AWS
3 30 (2.92%) Office 365
4 15 (1.46%) OpenShift
5 12 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (1.17%) Azure Stack
5 12 (1.17%) OneDrive
5 12 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 11 (1.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 11 (1.07%) Amazon ECS
6 11 (1.07%) Amazon EKS
6 11 (1.07%) AWS Fargate
7 10 (0.97%) SaaS
8 9 (0.87%) Trello
9 5 (0.49%) PaaS
10 4 (0.39%) NuGet
11 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.29%) GCP
11 3 (0.29%) IaaS
12 2 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 67 (6.51%) TCP/IP
2 63 (6.12%) DNS
3 61 (5.93%) Firewall
4 52 (5.05%) Internet
5 47 (4.57%) DHCP
6 42 (4.08%) WAN
7 39 (3.79%) LAN
8 37 (3.60%) VPN
9 28 (2.72%) Network Security
10 22 (2.14%) HTTP
11 19 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
11 19 (1.85%) Wireshark
12 18 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
13 17 (1.65%) BGP
13 17 (1.65%) OSPF
14 16 (1.55%) SAN
15 13 (1.26%) MPLS
16 12 (1.17%) NetScaler
17 11 (1.07%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (12.05%) Big Data
2 74 (7.19%) MongoDB
3 50 (4.86%) Hadoop
4 32 (3.11%) SQL Server
5 25 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (2.24%) Neo4j
7 21 (2.04%) Apache Accumulo
8 18 (1.75%) IBM InfoSphere
8 18 (1.75%) NoSQL
9 17 (1.65%) Relational Database
10 14 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (1.36%) MySQL
11 13 (1.26%) GIS
12 12 (1.17%) OrientDB
13 10 (0.97%) Geospatial Data
13 10 (0.97%) SQLite
14 9 (0.87%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.78%) SAP HANA
16 6 (0.58%) Apache Hive
17 5 (0.49%) Impala
Development Applications
1 72 (7.00%) JIRA
2 59 (5.73%) Jenkins
3 43 (4.18%) Git (software)
4 23 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 22 (2.14%) Selenium
6 20 (1.94%) Cucumber
7 19 (1.85%) JMeter
8 18 (1.75%) LoadRunner
9 17 (1.65%) JUnit
9 17 (1.65%) NeoLoad
9 17 (1.65%) SilkPerformer
10 15 (1.46%) Bitbucket
10 15 (1.46%) Visual Studio
11 14 (1.36%) IDA Disassembler
12 11 (1.07%) Bitbucket Server
12 11 (1.07%) Eclipse
13 10 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
13 10 (0.97%) Subversion
14 9 (0.87%) Vagrant
15 8 (0.78%) git-flow
General
1 111 (10.79%) Public Sector
2 97 (9.43%) Finance
3 62 (6.03%) Electronics
4 60 (5.83%) Telecoms
5 51 (4.96%) Military
6 38 (3.69%) Aerospace
7 36 (3.50%) Marketing
8 33 (3.21%) Manufacturing
9 23 (2.24%) Legal
9 23 (2.24%) Retail
10 21 (2.04%) Police
11 14 (1.36%) Law
12 6 (0.58%) Games
13 1 (0.097%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 137 (13.31%) Developer
2 111 (10.79%) Analyst
3 91 (8.84%) Architect
3 91 (8.84%) Software Engineer
4 68 (6.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 66 (6.41%) Software Developer
6 47 (4.57%) Consultant
7 45 (4.37%) Java Developer
8 44 (4.28%) Solutions Architect
9 36 (3.50%) Systems Engineer
10 35 (3.40%) Business Analyst
10 35 (3.40%) Test Engineer
11 34 (3.30%) Business Change Manager
11 34 (3.30%) Business Manager
11 34 (3.30%) Change Manager
12 30 (2.92%) Data Scientist
12 30 (2.92%) Support Engineer
13 26 (2.53%) DevOps Engineer
14 25 (2.43%) Server Engineer
15 24 (2.33%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (4.76%) Spring
2 46 (4.47%) .NET
3 39 (3.79%) AngularJS
4 35 (3.40%) React
5 31 (3.01%) Node.js
6 29 (2.82%) Natural Language Processing
7 28 (2.72%) HTML
8 25 (2.43%) Kafka
9 21 (2.04%) Java EE
10 18 (1.75%) Hibernate
10 18 (1.75%) XML
11 16 (1.55%) HTML5
11 16 (1.55%) Spring Boot
12 15 (1.46%) REST
13 13 (1.26%) Django
14 12 (1.17%) EJB
14 12 (1.17%) JSON
14 12 (1.17%) Redux
14 12 (1.17%) Web Services
15 11 (1.07%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 108 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (6.22%) Management Information System
3 47 (4.57%) Cyberthreat
3 47 (4.57%) Data Centre
4 27 (2.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 20 (1.94%) Embedded Systems
5 20 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
8 15 (1.46%) Public Cloud
9 13 (1.26%) Clustering
9 13 (1.26%) Cyber Defence
10 12 (1.17%) Cybercrime
11 11 (1.07%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.97%) Cloud Native
12 10 (0.97%) PKI
13 9 (0.87%) Algorithms
13 9 (0.87%) Smartphone
13 9 (0.87%) User Experience
13 9 (0.87%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 246 (23.91%) Windows
2 225 (21.87%) Linux
3 73 (7.09%) Windows Server
4 67 (6.51%) Unix
5 52 (5.05%) CentOS
6 46 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (3.21%) Android
8 31 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (2.53%) Windows 10
11 23 (2.24%) Windows 7
12 21 (2.04%) Apple iOS
13 20 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (1.55%) Fedora
14 16 (1.55%) Ubuntu
15 13 (1.26%) Mac OS
16 11 (1.07%) AIX
17 10 (0.97%) Windows 2000
17 10 (0.97%) Windows XP
18 9 (0.87%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (18.66%) Software Engineering
3 182 (17.69%) DevOps
4 169 (16.42%) Cybersecurity
5 116 (11.27%) ITIL
6 111 (10.79%) Machine Learning
7 84 (8.16%) Project Management
8 77 (7.48%) Analytics
9 73 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 72 (7.00%) Data Science
10 72 (7.00%) Test Automation
11 70 (6.80%) Business Development
11 70 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
12 68 (6.61%) Computer Science
13 67 (6.51%) Programme Management
14 65 (6.32%) Scrum
15 63 (6.12%) Information Security
16 62 (6.03%) OO
16 62 (6.03%) TDD
17 60 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 259 (25.17%) Java
1 259 (25.17%) Python
2 227 (22.06%) C
3 188 (18.27%) C++
4 133 (12.93%) JavaScript
5 131 (12.73%) C#
6 121 (11.76%) SQL
7 73 (7.09%) PowerShell
8 72 (7.00%) Bash Shell
9 37 (3.60%) MATLAB
10 29 (2.82%) Scala
11 21 (2.04%) R
12 20 (1.94%) Shell Script
13 18 (1.75%) Java 8
13 18 (1.75%) Ruby
14 16 (1.55%) Perl
14 16 (1.55%) PHP
15 15 (1.46%) Go
16 9 (0.87%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,029 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 459 (44.61%) SC Cleared
3 195 (18.95%) Degree
4 67 (6.51%) CISSP
5 58 (5.64%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 48 (4.66%) CCNA
8 45 (4.37%) MCSE
9 27 (2.62%) GIAC
10 24 (2.33%) CISM
11 22 (2.14%) CEH
12 21 (2.04%) CCNP
13 19 (1.85%) HND
14 18 (1.75%) SANS
15 16 (1.55%) CESG Certified Professional
15 16 (1.55%) CompTIA Security+
15 16 (1.55%) ISTQB
15 16 (1.55%) Linux+ Certification
15 16 (1.55%) Network+ Certification
15 16 (1.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (2.62%) SLA
3 17 (1.65%) JSP 440
3 17 (1.65%) NCSC
3 17 (1.65%) NIST
4 13 (1.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 11 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (1.07%) RMADS
6 10 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 10 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.87%) QA
8 6 (0.58%) COBIT
8 6 (0.58%) HMG Infosec
9 5 (0.49%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.29%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.19%) GDPR
11 2 (0.19%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.19%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 129 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 125 (12.15%) Active Directory
3 81 (7.87%) Docker
4 49 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 45 (4.37%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (2.82%) Firmware
7 26 (2.53%) VMware NSX
8 24 (2.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 24 (2.33%) VirtualBox
9 19 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (1.36%) NFS
11 14 (1.36%) Samba
11 14 (1.36%) Xen
11 14 (1.36%) XenApp
12 12 (1.17%) vSphere
13 10 (0.97%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.39%) Apache Flume
15 4 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 81 (7.87%) Ansible
2 80 (7.77%) SCCM
3 60 (5.83%) SCOM
4 58 (5.64%) Kubernetes
5 55 (5.34%) Puppet
6 40 (3.89%) vCenter Server
7 33 (3.21%) WSUS
8 24 (2.33%) Nagios
9 22 (2.14%) NetBackup
10 21 (2.04%) Salt
11 19 (1.85%) SCVMM
12 18 (1.75%) EMC NetWorker
12 18 (1.75%) SCOrch
12 18 (1.75%) Terraform
13 16 (1.55%) Cloudify
13 16 (1.55%) OpenNMS
14 14 (1.36%) Docker Swarm
14 14 (1.36%) logstash
14 14 (1.36%) ZABBIX
15 13 (1.26%) Packer
Vendors
1 165 (16.03%) VMware
2 159 (15.45%) Microsoft
3 94 (9.14%) Cisco
4 62 (6.03%) Oracle
5 45 (4.37%) Red Hat
6 42 (4.08%) Atlassian
7 41 (3.98%) SAP
8 38 (3.69%) Splunk
9 37 (3.60%) Citrix
10 33 (3.21%) Juniper
11 32 (3.11%) EMC
12 31 (3.01%) HP
12 31 (3.01%) McAfee
13 25 (2.43%) IBM
14 23 (2.24%) Symantec
15 22 (2.14%) Cloudera
15 22 (2.14%) Hortonworks
16 17 (1.65%) SolarWinds
17 16 (1.55%) NetApp
18 15 (1.46%) Dell