Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 331 432 448
Rank change year-on-year +101 +16 -85
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 1,350 1,204 1,207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 0.72% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.14% 3.06% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 907 696 828
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% -4.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year +8.70% +0.55% -3.68%

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 32,627 39,299 43,278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.45% 23.60% 24.49%
Number of salaries quoted 23,680 29,169 33,244
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 +105 1,341 £50,000 +5.26% 152
UK excluding London +90 1,087 £50,000 +8.70% 113
South West +21 655 £50,000 +5.26% 58
South East +41 307 £50,000 +11.11% 36
London +93 253 £55,000 +2.80% 39
Midlands +53 54 £64,250 +66.88% 6
West Midlands +59 50 £63,500 +76.22% 6
North of England -2 44 £56,250 +47.01% 3
North West +9 42 £60,000 +53.33% 2
East of England +27 20 £45,000 -30.77% 10
East Midlands +22 3 - -
North East +22 2 £35,000 -8.53%
Yorkshire - 2 £35,000 - 1
Wales - 2 £50,000 -
Scotland +13 1 £21,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 1,350 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 521 (38.59%) SC Cleared
3 439 (32.52%) Agile Software Development
4 351 (26.00%) Java
5 317 (23.48%) C
6 311 (23.04%) Linux
7 285 (21.11%) Python
8 281 (20.81%) Windows
9 254 (18.81%) Software Engineering
10 228 (16.89%) Public Sector
11 216 (16.00%) C++
12 214 (15.85%) Degree
13 199 (14.74%) Cybersecurity
14 193 (14.30%) DevOps
14 193 (14.30%) Microsoft
15 183 (13.56%) JavaScript
16 178 (13.19%) ITIL
17 160 (11.85%) VMware
18 150 (11.11%) C#
19 148 (10.96%) Active Directory
19 148 (10.96%) SCCM
20 146 (10.81%) Big Data
21 142 (10.52%) SQL
22 141 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
23 136 (10.07%) Cisco
24 134 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure
25 128 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
26 125 (9.26%) Finance
27 122 (9.04%) Continuous Improvement
28 118 (8.74%) JIRA

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 48 (3.56%) SharePoint
2 45 (3.33%) Apache Spark
3 44 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
4 39 (2.89%) Confluence
5 32 (2.37%) JBoss
5 32 (2.37%) MS Exchange
6 23 (1.70%) Apache
6 23 (1.70%) IIS
7 18 (1.33%) WebLogic
8 13 (0.96%) OpenStack
9 10 (0.74%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.59%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.44%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.30%) SAS
13 4 (0.30%) Tornado
14 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
14 3 (0.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 29 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.52%) Gephi
7 5 (0.37%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.22%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.074%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.074%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.074%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 99 (7.33%) Azure
2 72 (5.33%) AWS
3 52 (3.85%) Office 365
4 33 (2.44%) Azure Stack
5 32 (2.37%) OneDrive
6 16 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.89%) Trello
8 10 (0.74%) GCP
8 10 (0.74%) OpenShift
9 9 (0.67%) IaaS
10 6 (0.44%) PaaS
10 6 (0.44%) SaaS
11 3 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.15%) Power Platform
13 1 (0.074%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.074%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 100 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 89 (6.59%) DNS
3 88 (6.52%) Firewall
4 75 (5.56%) WAN
5 61 (4.52%) DHCP
6 49 (3.63%) Network Security
7 45 (3.33%) Internet
8 41 (3.04%) LAN
9 39 (2.89%) Intrusion Detection
10 37 (2.74%) NetScaler
11 36 (2.67%) Unified Communications
12 32 (2.37%) Cisco Nexus
13 27 (2.00%) Skype
13 27 (2.00%) VPN
14 20 (1.48%) BGP
15 18 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (1.11%) MPLS
16 15 (1.11%) OSPF
17 14 (1.04%) VLAN
17 14 (1.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (10.81%) Big Data
2 66 (4.89%) SQL Server
3 62 (4.59%) MongoDB
4 42 (3.11%) Hadoop
5 37 (2.74%) MySQL
6 30 (2.22%) Relational Database
7 28 (2.07%) NoSQL
7 28 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
8 27 (2.00%) Neo4j
9 20 (1.48%) Apache Accumulo
10 18 (1.33%) Apache Hive
10 18 (1.33%) OrientDB
11 14 (1.04%) Impala
12 10 (0.74%) Oracle Database
13 9 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (0.59%) IBM InfoSphere
15 7 (0.52%) Geospatial Data
15 7 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
16 5 (0.37%) RDBMS
17 4 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 118 (8.74%) JIRA
2 86 (6.37%) Jenkins
3 79 (5.85%) Git (software)
4 61 (4.52%) LoadRunner
5 59 (4.37%) Selenium
6 53 (3.93%) JMeter
7 39 (2.89%) JUnit
8 38 (2.81%) Cucumber
9 36 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 36 (2.67%) NeoLoad
9 36 (2.67%) Visual Studio
10 35 (2.59%) SilkPerformer
11 28 (2.07%) Bitbucket
11 28 (2.07%) Subversion
12 27 (2.00%) TestRail
13 26 (1.93%) Zephyr
14 18 (1.33%) Mockito
15 17 (1.26%) Bitbucket Server
15 17 (1.26%) Eclipse
16 16 (1.19%) Rational DOORS
General
1 228 (16.89%) Public Sector
2 125 (9.26%) Finance
3 71 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 62 (4.59%) Electronics
5 58 (4.30%) Marketing
6 57 (4.22%) Military
7 55 (4.07%) Manufacturing
8 30 (2.22%) Aerospace
9 25 (1.85%) Retail
10 22 (1.63%) Law
11 21 (1.56%) Games
12 11 (0.81%) Police
13 7 (0.52%) Advertising
14 6 (0.44%) Local Government
15 3 (0.22%) Billing
15 3 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 201 (14.89%) Developer
2 159 (11.78%) Analyst
3 120 (8.89%) Software Engineer
4 112 (8.30%) Architect
5 106 (7.85%) Java Developer
6 101 (7.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 71 (5.26%) Test Engineer
8 68 (5.04%) Network Engineer
9 66 (4.89%) Software Developer
10 57 (4.22%) Consultant
11 54 (4.00%) Business Analyst
12 48 (3.56%) Project Manager
13 43 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
13 43 (3.19%) Support Engineer
14 41 (3.04%) Business Change Manager
14 41 (3.04%) Business Manager
14 41 (3.04%) Change Manager
14 41 (3.04%) Tester
15 39 (2.89%) Senior Test Engineer
16 36 (2.67%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (5.11%) AngularJS
2 68 (5.04%) Node.js
2 68 (5.04%) Spring
3 54 (4.00%) React
4 40 (2.96%) J2EE
5 37 (2.74%) HTML
6 35 (2.59%) Web Services
7 34 (2.52%) CSS
8 29 (2.15%) .NET
8 29 (2.15%) Kafka
8 29 (2.15%) Vue.js
9 27 (2.00%) Gherkin
9 27 (2.00%) HTML5
10 25 (1.85%) REST
10 25 (1.85%) Software Packaging
11 23 (1.70%) Elastic Stack
12 21 (1.56%) CSS3
12 21 (1.56%) Java EE
13 19 (1.41%) JMS
13 19 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 128 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (5.85%) Cyberthreat
3 39 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
4 37 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 30 (2.22%) Data Centre
6 25 (1.85%) Cybercrime
6 25 (1.85%) User Experience
7 23 (1.70%) CESG
8 18 (1.33%) Wiki
9 15 (1.11%) Driving Licence
9 15 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
10 14 (1.04%) Embedded Systems
11 13 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
12 12 (0.89%) Clustering
12 12 (0.89%) Cyberattack
12 12 (0.89%) Replication
13 10 (0.74%) PKI
13 10 (0.74%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.67%) Social Media
15 8 (0.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 311 (23.04%) Linux
2 281 (20.81%) Windows
3 117 (8.67%) Unix
4 94 (6.96%) Windows Server
5 67 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (3.11%) Android
7 41 (3.04%) CentOS
8 37 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 36 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (2.44%) Mac OS
10 33 (2.44%) Windows 7
11 30 (2.22%) Apple iOS
12 19 (1.41%) Windows 10
13 17 (1.26%) Windows XP
14 16 (1.19%) Windows 2000
15 12 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (0.81%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.52%) AIX
18 6 (0.44%) Debian
19 5 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (32.52%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (18.81%) Software Engineering
3 199 (14.74%) Cybersecurity
4 193 (14.30%) DevOps
5 178 (13.19%) ITIL
6 141 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
7 122 (9.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 114 (8.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 112 (8.30%) Analytics
10 111 (8.22%) Computer Science
11 109 (8.07%) Scrum
12 107 (7.93%) Test Automation
13 106 (7.85%) TDD
14 105 (7.78%) Project Management
15 101 (7.48%) Artificial Intelligence
16 94 (6.96%) Programme Management
17 93 (6.89%) Machine Learning
18 91 (6.74%) Data Science
19 90 (6.67%) Mentoring
20 83 (6.15%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 351 (26.00%) Java
2 317 (23.48%) C
3 285 (21.11%) Python
4 216 (16.00%) C++
5 183 (13.56%) JavaScript
6 150 (11.11%) C#
7 142 (10.52%) SQL
8 96 (7.11%) PowerShell
9 62 (4.59%) Bash Shell
10 49 (3.63%) Ruby
11 35 (2.59%) Go
12 29 (2.15%) PHP
13 28 (2.07%) VB
14 25 (1.85%) Scala
14 25 (1.85%) Shell Script
15 19 (1.41%) R
16 16 (1.19%) Perl
16 16 (1.19%) PL/SQL
17 8 (0.59%) Java 8
18 7 (0.52%) Rust
Qualifications
1 1,350 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 521 (38.59%) SC Cleared
3 214 (15.85%) Degree
4 81 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (4.44%) CCNA
6 42 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 37 (2.74%) ISTQB
8 35 (2.59%) CISSP
9 32 (2.37%) CCNP
10 29 (2.15%) APMP
11 27 (2.00%) MCP
12 26 (1.93%) MCSE
13 20 (1.48%) CISA
13 20 (1.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 19 (1.41%) CESG Certified Professional
15 18 (1.33%) GIAC
15 18 (1.33%) IISP
15 18 (1.33%) MCSA
16 17 (1.26%) CRISC
17 14 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.52%) SLA
2 29 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 14 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.89%) JSP 440
5 7 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (0.44%) HMG Infosec
7 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.30%) NIST
7 4 (0.30%) PMO
7 4 (0.30%) QA
8 3 (0.22%) RMADS
9 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.15%) GDPR
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.15%) NCSC
9 2 (0.15%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.074%) COBIT
10 1 (0.074%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 148 (10.96%) Active Directory
2 134 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (6.59%) Docker
4 81 (6.00%) Hyper-V
5 53 (3.93%) Microsoft App-V
6 38 (2.81%) XenApp
7 35 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (2.59%) XenDesktop
8 13 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
8 13 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (0.96%) vSphere
9 12 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (0.74%) VMware NSX
11 9 (0.67%) Apache Flume
11 9 (0.67%) Firmware
11 9 (0.67%) VirtualBox
12 8 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 8 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.30%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 148 (10.96%) SCCM
2 93 (6.89%) SCOM
3 58 (4.30%) Puppet
4 52 (3.85%) Ansible
5 46 (3.41%) SCOrch
6 44 (3.26%) Kubernetes
7 35 (2.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 28 (2.07%) Nagios
9 26 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
10 25 (1.85%) vRealize
11 23 (1.70%) Terraform
12 20 (1.48%) SCVMM
12 20 (1.48%) vCenter Server
13 18 (1.33%) HP ALM
13 18 (1.33%) NetBackup
14 16 (1.19%) WSUS
15 15 (1.11%) Grafana
16 12 (0.89%) Check_MK
17 11 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
17 11 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 193 (14.30%) Microsoft
2 160 (11.85%) VMware
3 136 (10.07%) Cisco
4 88 (6.52%) Oracle
5 83 (6.15%) Citrix
6 73 (5.41%) HP
7 65 (4.81%) SAP
8 47 (3.48%) Red Hat
9 43 (3.19%) Splunk
10 31 (2.30%) Atlassian
10 31 (2.30%) Juniper
11 28 (2.07%) Google
12 22 (1.63%) Apple
13 17 (1.26%) McAfee
14 15 (1.11%) Symantec
15 12 (0.89%) EMC
15 12 (0.89%) IBM
16 11 (0.81%) Veeam
17 8 (0.59%) SolarWinds
17 8 (0.59%) Talend