Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 474 424 450
Rank change year-on-year -50 +26 -44
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 1,058 1,189 1,356
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.70% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.61% 2.82% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 557 798 797
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.76% -9.05% +5.00%
10th Percentile £28,000 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £75,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year - -8.16% +8.89%

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 40,580 42,162 55,655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.61% 24.92% 27.73%
Number of salaries quoted 30,750 33,061 44,667
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,898 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.90% -1.18% +6.25%

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 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 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 -41 1,025 £45,000 -5.26% 158
UK excluding London -24 861 £45,000 - 114
South West +1 470 £45,000 - 38
South East -5 266 £45,000 -10.00% 49
London -97 163 £50,000 -9.09% 46
North of England -23 51 £40,000 - 9
East of England +16 50 £44,000 -12.00% 8
North West -6 50 £41,250 +10.00% 4
Midlands +24 28 £67,500 +50.00% 8
West Midlands +24 27 £67,500 +50.00% 6
Scotland -32 3 £56,250 +8.23%
Yorkshire +22 1 £40,000 +23.08% 3
East Midlands +8 1 £40,000 -15.79% 2

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 1,058 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 485 (45.84%) C
3 404 (38.19%) SC Cleared
4 333 (31.47%) Windows
5 310 (29.30%) Agile Software Development
6 275 (25.99%) Linux
7 254 (24.01%) Java
8 244 (23.06%) Python
9 238 (22.50%) Software Engineering
10 234 (22.12%) Degree
11 206 (19.47%) VMware
12 192 (18.15%) Microsoft
13 180 (17.01%) VMware Infrastructure
14 176 (16.64%) SQL
15 163 (15.41%) C++
16 151 (14.27%) ITIL
17 144 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
17 144 (13.61%) Cybersecurity
18 141 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
19 128 (12.10%) Service Management
19 128 (12.10%) DevOps
20 127 (12.00%) Firewall
20 127 (12.00%) JavaScript
21 124 (11.72%) Cisco
22 122 (11.53%) Active Directory
23 114 (10.78%) C#
24 111 (10.49%) Unix
25 110 (10.40%) Information Security
26 108 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
27 107 (10.11%) LAN

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 65 (6.14%) Confluence
2 54 (5.10%) Elasticsearch
3 43 (4.06%) Apache Spark
4 38 (3.59%) SharePoint
5 18 (1.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 17 (1.61%) JBoss
6 17 (1.61%) MS Exchange
6 17 (1.61%) WebSphere
7 15 (1.42%) Apache
7 15 (1.42%) WebSphere Portal
8 14 (1.32%) Apache Pig
8 14 (1.32%) IIS
8 14 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (0.66%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.47%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.38%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.19%) Drupal
Applications
1 27 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.19%) GIMP
5 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.095%) Stata
Business Applications
1 15 (1.42%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
1 28 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.85%) Amazon S3
3 8 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.28%) Office 365
6 2 (0.19%) Slack
6 2 (0.19%) Trello
7 1 (0.095%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.095%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.095%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.095%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (12.00%) Firewall
2 107 (10.11%) LAN
3 96 (9.07%) WAN
4 87 (8.22%) Network Security
5 62 (5.86%) DNS
6 60 (5.67%) TCP/IP
7 50 (4.73%) Cisco Nexus
8 45 (4.25%) DHCP
9 44 (4.16%) NX-OS
10 40 (3.78%) HTTP
10 40 (3.78%) VoIP
11 35 (3.31%) Wireshark
12 32 (3.02%) BGP
13 24 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
14 23 (2.17%) FTP
15 22 (2.08%) EIGRP
16 21 (1.98%) SMTP
17 20 (1.89%) HTTPS
17 20 (1.89%) SSL
17 20 (1.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (6.52%) Hadoop
2 60 (5.67%) Big Data
3 55 (5.20%) SQL Server
4 36 (3.40%) Apache Hive
5 30 (2.84%) MongoDB
6 29 (2.74%) GIS
6 29 (2.74%) Oracle Database
7 28 (2.65%) MySQL
8 25 (2.36%) Apache Accumulo
8 25 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
9 24 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
9 24 (2.27%) Relational Database
10 21 (1.98%) Geospatial Data
11 17 (1.61%) Impala
12 12 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (0.95%) Sqoop
14 9 (0.85%) HBase
15 7 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
15 7 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
16 6 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 105 (9.92%) JIRA
2 65 (6.14%) Jenkins
3 53 (5.01%) Git (software)
4 52 (4.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 49 (4.63%) Selenium
6 44 (4.16%) Bitbucket
6 44 (4.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 31 (2.93%) JUnit
8 28 (2.65%) Cucumber
9 22 (2.08%) MSI
10 17 (1.61%) JMeter
11 15 (1.42%) Rational DOORS
12 14 (1.32%) WATIR
13 12 (1.13%) Eclipse
14 11 (1.04%) Rational Rhapsody
14 11 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (1.04%) Visual Studio
15 10 (0.95%) EasyMock
15 10 (0.95%) Redmine
15 10 (0.95%) Robot Framework
General
1 62 (5.86%) Military
2 53 (5.01%) Finance
3 29 (2.74%) Law
4 26 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.51%) Marketing
6 15 (1.42%) Games
6 15 (1.42%) Retail
7 13 (1.23%) Legal
8 9 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.66%) Publishing
10 6 (0.57%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.57%) Electronics
11 5 (0.47%) Back Office
12 2 (0.19%) Banking
13 1 (0.095%) Automotive
13 1 (0.095%) Local Government
13 1 (0.095%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 169 (15.97%) Software Engineer
2 106 (10.02%) Consultant
3 85 (8.03%) Analyst
4 84 (7.94%) Network Engineer
5 77 (7.28%) Developer
6 61 (5.77%) Java Engineer
7 59 (5.58%) Architect
8 53 (5.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 51 (4.82%) Java Software Engineer
10 47 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
11 42 (3.97%) Software Developer
12 41 (3.88%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
13 39 (3.69%) Java Developer
14 35 (3.31%) Management Consultant
15 34 (3.21%) Project Manager
16 32 (3.02%) Security Consultant
17 27 (2.55%) Solutions Architect
17 27 (2.55%) Test Analyst
17 27 (2.55%) Test Engineer
18 26 (2.46%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (5.67%) Web Services
2 55 (5.20%) JSF
3 52 (4.91%) HTML
4 51 (4.82%) Java EE
5 46 (4.35%) Spring
6 45 (4.25%) CSS
7 44 (4.16%) AngularJS
7 44 (4.16%) Django
8 40 (3.78%) XML
9 35 (3.31%) EJB
10 34 (3.21%) .NET
10 34 (3.21%) Node.js
11 33 (3.12%) J2EE
12 29 (2.74%) Hibernate
13 26 (2.46%) HTML5
14 24 (2.27%) CSS3
15 23 (2.17%) jQuery
16 22 (2.08%) REST
17 20 (1.89%) Middleware
18 17 (1.61%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 108 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (7.28%) Management Information System
3 74 (6.99%) Computer Science
4 32 (3.02%) Data Centre
5 30 (2.84%) CESG
5 30 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (2.17%) Driving Licence
7 20 (1.89%) Device Driver
8 19 (1.80%) Cyberthreat
8 19 (1.80%) User Experience
9 17 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
10 16 (1.51%) Fat Client
10 16 (1.51%) PKI
10 16 (1.51%) Thin Client
11 13 (1.23%) PDA
12 12 (1.13%) Wiki
13 8 (0.76%) Clustering
13 8 (0.76%) Derivative
14 7 (0.66%) CESG CLAS
14 7 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 333 (31.47%) Windows
2 275 (25.99%) Linux
3 111 (10.49%) Unix
4 70 (6.62%) Windows 7
4 70 (6.62%) Windows Server
5 51 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (4.35%) Mac OS X
7 45 (4.25%) CentOS
7 45 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (3.50%) Android
9 35 (3.31%) Windows 10
10 32 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (1.32%) Apple iOS
12 11 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
13 9 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.76%) Solaris
15 7 (0.66%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.28%) Nucleus RTOS
16 3 (0.28%) VxWorks
16 3 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (29.30%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (22.50%) Software Engineering
3 151 (14.27%) ITIL
4 144 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
4 144 (13.61%) Cybersecurity
5 128 (12.10%) DevOps
5 128 (12.10%) Service Management
6 110 (10.40%) Information Security
7 106 (10.02%) Project Management
8 103 (9.74%) Change Management
9 100 (9.45%) TDD
10 96 (9.07%) Test Automation
11 95 (8.98%) Mentoring
12 92 (8.70%) Scrum
13 81 (7.66%) Problem-Solving
14 80 (7.56%) Customer Requirements
15 75 (7.09%) Root Cause Analysis
16 73 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
17 71 (6.71%) SDLC
18 66 (6.24%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 485 (45.84%) C
2 254 (24.01%) Java
3 244 (23.06%) Python
4 176 (16.64%) SQL
5 163 (15.41%) C++
6 127 (12.00%) JavaScript
7 114 (10.78%) C#
8 91 (8.60%) PowerShell
9 90 (8.51%) Bash Shell
10 61 (5.77%) Perl
11 42 (3.97%) Ruby
12 37 (3.50%) PL/SQL
13 22 (2.08%) PHP
14 18 (1.70%) Objective-C
15 15 (1.42%) Scala
15 15 (1.42%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.95%) Korn
16 10 (0.95%) R
17 9 (0.85%) MATLAB
18 8 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,058 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 404 (38.19%) SC Cleared
3 234 (22.12%) Degree
4 141 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
5 100 (9.45%) CCNA
6 64 (6.05%) CISSP
7 57 (5.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 44 (4.16%) MCSE
9 39 (3.69%) CCNP
10 30 (2.84%) GIAC
11 29 (2.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 29 (2.74%) SANS
12 28 (2.65%) Numerate Degree
13 26 (2.46%) APMP
13 26 (2.46%) CompTIA Security+
14 24 (2.27%) CESG Certified Professional
14 24 (2.27%) SSCP
15 21 (1.98%) Linux+ Certification
15 21 (1.98%) Network+ Certification
16 19 (1.80%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (6.43%) SLA
2 42 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (2.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 24 (2.27%) RMADS
4 23 (2.17%) JSP 440
5 15 (1.42%) QA
6 12 (1.13%) PMO
7 9 (0.85%) GDPR
8 7 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.66%) MISRA
9 6 (0.57%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.57%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.28%) COBIT
10 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.28%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.19%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 180 (17.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 122 (11.53%) Active Directory
3 53 (5.01%) vSphere
4 49 (4.63%) Hyper-V
5 48 (4.54%) VMware ESXi
6 38 (3.59%) Docker
7 36 (3.40%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (2.36%) VMware NSX
9 22 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 17 (1.61%) Apache Flume
10 17 (1.61%) NFS
10 17 (1.61%) Samba
11 15 (1.42%) HDFS
12 14 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
13 9 (0.85%) Snort
14 8 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
16 5 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
16 5 (0.47%) Terminal Services
16 5 (0.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 74 (6.99%) Puppet
2 59 (5.58%) Nagios
3 51 (4.82%) Cisco LMS
3 51 (4.82%) Opsview
4 41 (3.88%) SCCM
5 34 (3.21%) Cisco Prime
6 26 (2.46%) Kibana
7 22 (2.08%) vCenter Server
8 19 (1.80%) SCOM
9 18 (1.70%) WSUS
10 17 (1.61%) Ansible
11 13 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (1.13%) vRealize
13 10 (0.95%) Salt
14 8 (0.76%) Endace
15 6 (0.57%) HP ALM
15 6 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
15 6 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 5 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 5 (0.47%) MOM
Vendors
1 206 (19.47%) VMware
2 192 (18.15%) Microsoft
3 124 (11.72%) Cisco
4 71 (6.71%) Oracle
5 54 (5.10%) Atlassian
6 53 (5.01%) Red Hat
7 30 (2.84%) Juniper
8 29 (2.74%) HP
9 22 (2.08%) Fujitsu
10 19 (1.80%) Citrix
10 19 (1.80%) NetApp
11 16 (1.51%) F5
12 14 (1.32%) CA Agile Central
12 14 (1.32%) Cloudera
12 14 (1.32%) McAfee
13 13 (1.23%) EMC
13 13 (1.23%) SolarWinds
14 11 (1.04%) Lumension
15 9 (0.85%) Avaya
15 9 (0.85%) Centrify