Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 312 479 430
Rank change year-on-year +167 -49 +25
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 1,494 1,058 1,189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 0.62% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.20% 2.60% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 859 557 798
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.76% -9.05%
10th Percentile £33,750 £28,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -8.16%

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 35,597 40,688 42,236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.71% 23.67% 24.96%
Number of salaries quoted 25,409 30,820 33,116
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £41,750
% change year-on-year +1.12% +6.59% -1.76%

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 2019.

Salary histogram for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Top 12 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 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 +169 1,468 £52,500 +16.67% 188
UK excluding London +119 1,182 £50,000 +11.11% 138
South West +18 612 £50,000 +11.11% 77
South East +117 424 £47,500 +5.56% 33
London +179 283 £57,500 +15.00% 52
Midlands +100 94 £65,000 -3.70% 6
West Midlands +86 91 £65,000 -3.70% 5
North West +23 37 £55,000 +33.33% 11
North of England +12 37 £55,000 +37.50% 11
East of England +46 18 £42,500 -3.41% 10
East Midlands +26 2 - -
Wales - 2 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 1,494 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 690 (46.18%) SC Cleared
3 544 (36.41%) Agile Software Development
4 428 (28.65%) Linux
5 415 (27.78%) Java
6 381 (25.50%) Python
7 378 (25.30%) C
8 343 (22.96%) Windows
9 333 (22.29%) Software Engineering
10 308 (20.62%) C++
11 286 (19.14%) Degree
12 279 (18.67%) Microsoft
13 259 (17.34%) DevOps
14 242 (16.20%) Cybersecurity
15 206 (13.79%) Analytics
15 206 (13.79%) ITIL
16 201 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
17 192 (12.85%) C#
18 187 (12.52%) JavaScript
19 172 (11.51%) Business Development
20 168 (11.24%) TDD
21 166 (11.11%) SQL
22 159 (10.64%) Mentoring
23 156 (10.44%) Data Analytics
24 150 (10.04%) Cisco
24 150 (10.04%) Active Directory
25 149 (9.97%) Oracle
26 145 (9.71%) VMware
27 143 (9.57%) Artificial Intelligence
28 142 (9.50%) Big Data

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 46 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
2 45 (3.01%) SharePoint
3 42 (2.81%) MS Exchange
4 39 (2.61%) Apache
5 35 (2.34%) Confluence
6 33 (2.21%) JBoss
7 32 (2.14%) Apache Spark
8 21 (1.41%) IIS
9 20 (1.34%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.60%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.54%) ColdFusion
11 8 (0.54%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.47%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 5 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.20%) OpenStack
16 2 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 45 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.80%) Fireworks
5 11 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.33%) Maple
7 2 (0.13%) Gephi
8 1 (0.067%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.20%) Primavera
3 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 76 (5.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (2.88%) Office 365
4 28 (1.87%) Azure Stack
5 27 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (1.20%) OneDrive
7 8 (0.54%) SaaS
7 8 (0.54%) Trello
8 7 (0.47%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.33%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.27%) IaaS
10 4 (0.27%) PaaS
11 1 (0.067%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.067%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 119 (7.97%) Firewall
2 108 (7.23%) TCP/IP
3 84 (5.62%) WAN
4 80 (5.35%) Network Security
5 65 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
6 58 (3.88%) DNS
7 53 (3.55%) LAN
8 42 (2.81%) DHCP
9 39 (2.61%) Unified Communications
10 31 (2.07%) Cisco Nexus
11 30 (2.01%) NetScaler
12 26 (1.74%) BGP
12 26 (1.74%) VLAN
12 26 (1.74%) VPN
13 24 (1.61%) Internet
14 22 (1.47%) VoIP
15 21 (1.41%) SAN
16 20 (1.34%) OSPF
17 16 (1.07%) Skype
18 15 (1.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (9.50%) Big Data
2 87 (5.82%) SQL Server
3 79 (5.29%) MongoDB
4 64 (4.28%) Hadoop
5 47 (3.15%) MySQL
5 47 (3.15%) Neo4j
6 43 (2.88%) Relational Database
7 34 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
8 33 (2.21%) Oracle Database
9 21 (1.41%) Apache Accumulo
9 21 (1.41%) GIS
10 15 (1.00%) OrientDB
11 14 (0.94%) Apache Hive
11 14 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (0.54%) Geospatial Data
14 8 (0.54%) NoSQL
14 8 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (0.47%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 117 (7.83%) JIRA
2 88 (5.89%) Jenkins
3 79 (5.29%) LoadRunner
4 75 (5.02%) Git (software)
5 69 (4.62%) Selenium
6 56 (3.75%) Cucumber
7 54 (3.61%) JMeter
8 40 (2.68%) Vagrant
9 39 (2.61%) Bitbucket
9 39 (2.61%) Bitbucket Server
10 36 (2.41%) GitLab
11 33 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 28 (1.87%) NeoLoad
13 27 (1.81%) SilkPerformer
14 26 (1.74%) Visual Studio
15 22 (1.47%) HP UFT
15 22 (1.47%) JUnit
16 16 (1.07%) TestRail
16 16 (1.07%) Zephyr
17 15 (1.00%) git-flow
General
1 121 (8.10%) Finance
2 67 (4.48%) Aerospace
3 59 (3.95%) Telecoms
4 55 (3.68%) Marketing
5 52 (3.48%) Military
6 50 (3.35%) Electronics
6 50 (3.35%) Manufacturing
7 38 (2.54%) Law
8 32 (2.14%) Games
9 22 (1.47%) Advertising
10 15 (1.00%) Retail
11 7 (0.47%) Legal
12 4 (0.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 187 (12.52%) Analyst
1 187 (12.52%) Developer
2 181 (12.12%) Architect
3 161 (10.78%) Software Engineer
4 119 (7.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 93 (6.22%) Java Developer
6 78 (5.22%) Security Architect
7 74 (4.95%) Network Engineer
8 66 (4.42%) Consultant
9 64 (4.28%) Systems Engineer
10 60 (4.02%) Business Analyst
10 60 (4.02%) Software Developer
11 59 (3.95%) Project Manager
11 59 (3.95%) Python Developer
12 58 (3.88%) Java Engineer
13 56 (3.75%) Java Software Engineer
13 56 (3.75%) Tester
14 49 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
15 48 (3.21%) Test Analyst
16 47 (3.15%) Cybersecurity Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (6.76%) Node.js
2 84 (5.62%) AngularJS
3 70 (4.69%) Spring
4 69 (4.62%) React
5 60 (4.02%) Vue.js
6 57 (3.82%) Web Services
7 49 (3.28%) .NET
8 44 (2.95%) Django
9 42 (2.81%) HTML
10 36 (2.41%) XML
11 32 (2.14%) Gherkin
11 32 (2.14%) Middleware
12 31 (2.07%) EJB
12 31 (2.07%) Java EE
13 30 (2.01%) CSS
13 30 (2.01%) Hibernate
13 30 (2.01%) J2EE
14 28 (1.87%) JSF
15 23 (1.54%) Kafka
15 23 (1.54%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 201 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (6.83%) Cyberthreat
3 98 (6.56%) Self-Motivation
4 82 (5.49%) Management Information System
5 59 (3.95%) CESG
6 34 (2.28%) Data Centre
7 29 (1.94%) Replication
8 27 (1.81%) Algorithms
8 27 (1.81%) Driving Licence
9 26 (1.74%) Device Driver
10 22 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
11 19 (1.27%) Clustering
11 19 (1.27%) Cybercrime
11 19 (1.27%) Wiki
12 16 (1.07%) Public Cloud
13 15 (1.00%) Cyber Defence
14 14 (0.94%) Analytical Mindset
15 13 (0.87%) Mobile App
15 13 (0.87%) User Experience
16 12 (0.80%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 428 (28.65%) Linux
2 343 (22.96%) Windows
3 132 (8.84%) Unix
4 120 (8.03%) Windows Server
5 86 (5.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 81 (5.42%) Android
7 43 (2.88%) Windows 7
8 42 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (2.14%) CentOS
10 29 (1.94%) Windows 10
11 27 (1.81%) Mac OS X
12 22 (1.47%) Apple iOS
13 20 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (1.27%) Windows XP
15 18 (1.20%) Mac OS
16 15 (1.00%) Windows 2000
17 7 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
18 5 (0.33%) AIX
19 4 (0.27%) Solaris
19 4 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (36.41%) Agile Software Development
2 333 (22.29%) Software Engineering
3 259 (17.34%) DevOps
4 242 (16.20%) Cybersecurity
5 206 (13.79%) Analytics
5 206 (13.79%) ITIL
6 172 (11.51%) Business Development
7 168 (11.24%) TDD
8 159 (10.64%) Mentoring
9 156 (10.44%) Data Analytics
10 143 (9.57%) Artificial Intelligence
11 141 (9.44%) Information Security
12 135 (9.04%) Continuous Integration
12 135 (9.04%) Project Management
13 134 (8.97%) Open Source
14 132 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 132 (8.84%) Test Automation
15 128 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
16 125 (8.37%) Scrum
17 119 (7.97%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 415 (27.78%) Java
2 381 (25.50%) Python
3 378 (25.30%) C
4 308 (20.62%) C++
5 192 (12.85%) C#
6 187 (12.52%) JavaScript
7 166 (11.11%) SQL
8 117 (7.83%) PowerShell
9 93 (6.22%) Ruby
10 85 (5.69%) Bash Shell
11 75 (5.02%) Go
12 44 (2.95%) Scala
13 41 (2.74%) Perl
14 31 (2.07%) PL/SQL
14 31 (2.07%) Shell Script
15 29 (1.94%) PHP
15 29 (1.94%) VB
16 22 (1.47%) Rust
17 19 (1.27%) Kotlin
18 17 (1.14%) R
Qualifications
1 1,494 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 690 (46.18%) SC Cleared
3 286 (19.14%) Degree
4 80 (5.35%) Cisco Certification
5 65 (4.35%) ISTQB
6 63 (4.22%) CCNA
6 63 (4.22%) CESG Certified Professional
7 53 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 50 (3.35%) APMP
9 38 (2.54%) MCP
10 36 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 35 (2.34%) CISSP
12 33 (2.21%) ISEB
13 31 (2.07%) CREST Certified
14 30 (2.01%) GIAC
15 28 (1.87%) MCSE
16 26 (1.74%) PMI Certification
17 23 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
18 22 (1.47%) PMP
19 20 (1.34%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.01%) GDPR
2 38 (2.54%) SLA
3 27 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 25 (1.67%) JSP 440
5 19 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.87%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (0.40%) HMG Infosec
8 6 (0.40%) QA
8 6 (0.40%) RMADS
9 4 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
9 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 3 (0.20%) P3O
11 2 (0.13%) COBIT
11 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.13%) GPG13
11 2 (0.13%) GxP
11 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.13%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.067%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 150 (10.04%) Active Directory
2 128 (8.57%) Docker
3 116 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 78 (5.22%) Hyper-V
5 40 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 39 (2.61%) vSphere
7 38 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
8 33 (2.21%) XenApp
9 30 (2.01%) XenDesktop
10 28 (1.87%) VirtualBox
11 26 (1.74%) Virtual Desktop
12 17 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
13 15 (1.00%) VMware NSX
14 10 (0.67%) BitLocker
15 9 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
16 8 (0.54%) Firmware
16 8 (0.54%) NFS
16 8 (0.54%) Samba
17 7 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 6 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 122 (8.17%) SCCM
2 101 (6.76%) Ansible
3 74 (4.95%) Puppet
3 74 (4.95%) SCOM
4 39 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
5 37 (2.48%) Kubernetes
6 31 (2.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 29 (1.94%) SCOrch
8 28 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
9 25 (1.67%) HP ALM
10 24 (1.61%) Terraform
11 22 (1.47%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 22 (1.47%) SCVMM
12 18 (1.20%) Nagios
12 18 (1.20%) vCenter Server
12 18 (1.20%) vRealize
13 14 (0.94%) Salt
13 14 (0.94%) WSUS
14 8 (0.54%) Data Guard
14 8 (0.54%) Nessus
Vendors
1 279 (18.67%) Microsoft
2 150 (10.04%) Cisco
3 149 (9.97%) Oracle
4 145 (9.71%) VMware
5 83 (5.56%) HP
6 74 (4.95%) Citrix
7 70 (4.69%) SAP
8 36 (2.41%) Juniper
9 30 (2.01%) McAfee
9 30 (2.01%) Red Hat
9 30 (2.01%) Splunk
10 26 (1.74%) Atlassian
11 18 (1.20%) Samsung
12 17 (1.14%) Sybase
13 14 (0.94%) NetWitness
14 13 (0.87%) CA Agile Central
14 13 (0.87%) SolarWinds
15 11 (0.74%) NetApp
16 10 (0.67%) ArcSight
16 10 (0.67%) EMC