Period
to 22 August 2017

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 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 429 382 446
Rank change year-on-year -47 +64 +67
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 1224 1604 1431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.81% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.85% 3.03% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 830 1041 881
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £30,900 £28,231 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £85,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,750 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -3.68% - +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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 42940 52860 60073
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.39% 26.83% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 32964 42709 47704
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -

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 August 2017.

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 22 August 2017. 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 -51 1188 £48,850 -2.30% 47
UK excluding London -24 909 £45,750 -3.68% 33
South West -20 446 £46,000 -3.16% 7
South East +14 307 £45,000 -10.00% 13
London -81 273 £55,000 -12.00% 15
East of England -13 65 £47,250 +18.13% 6
North of England +19 57 £37,500 -36.17% 3
North West +1 45 £37,500 -37.50% 1
Midlands +23 37 £52,500 - 3
West Midlands +26 34 £55,000 - 3
Yorkshire +26 10 £32,500 -35.00%
East Midlands +18 3 £47,500 +11.76%
North East +19 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 22 August 2017, IT jobs citing DV Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 1224 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 530 (43.30%) SC Cleared
3 449 (36.68%) C
4 356 (29.08%) Windows
5 321 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
6 307 (25.08%) Linux
7 260 (21.24%) Java
8 250 (20.42%) Degree
9 248 (20.26%) Cybersecurity
10 218 (17.81%) ITIL
11 201 (16.42%) Software Engineering
12 182 (14.87%) Python
13 178 (14.54%) VMware
14 169 (13.81%) Analytical Skills
15 166 (13.56%) Microsoft
16 165 (13.48%) Firewall
17 152 (12.42%) Unix
17 152 (12.42%) C++
18 136 (11.11%) Telecoms
19 133 (10.87%) TCP/IP
20 132 (10.78%) Cisco Certification
21 131 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
22 126 (10.29%) Cisco
22 126 (10.29%) SQL
23 125 (10.21%) Active Directory
24 122 (9.97%) Big Data
25 118 (9.64%) Information Security
26 114 (9.31%) Project Management
27 110 (8.99%) Service Management
28 108 (8.82%) Business Development

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 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 47 (3.84%) Apache Spark
3 27 (2.21%) Confluence
4 21 (1.72%) Apache
4 21 (1.72%) JBoss
5 19 (1.55%) WebLogic
6 17 (1.39%) MS Exchange
7 15 (1.23%) Skype for Business
7 15 (1.23%) WebSphere
8 14 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (0.98%) Apache Solr
10 9 (0.74%) Apache Pig
11 7 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.49%) IIS
13 5 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.33%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
15 3 (0.25%) SAS
16 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
16 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 85 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (1.14%) OmniGraffle
6 9 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.16%) assyst
3 1 (0.082%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.082%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.90%) Office 365
5 9 (0.74%) SaaS
6 2 (0.16%) GitHub
6 2 (0.16%) IaaS
7 1 (0.082%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.082%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 165 (13.48%) Firewall
2 133 (10.87%) TCP/IP
3 101 (8.25%) DHCP
4 99 (8.09%) DNS
5 89 (7.27%) LAN
6 80 (6.54%) WAN
7 79 (6.45%) Network Security
8 70 (5.72%) Internet
9 61 (4.98%) Wireless
10 50 (4.08%) BGP
11 49 (4.00%) VPN
12 46 (3.76%) HTTP
13 45 (3.68%) FTP
14 44 (3.59%) SMTP
15 43 (3.51%) Wireshark
16 41 (3.35%) SS7
16 41 (3.35%) SSL
17 34 (2.78%) OSPF
18 30 (2.45%) X.400
19 26 (2.12%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (9.97%) Big Data
2 78 (6.37%) Hadoop
3 52 (4.25%) SQL Server
4 35 (2.86%) Apache Hive
4 35 (2.86%) MongoDB
5 32 (2.61%) Relational Database
6 25 (2.04%) Oracle Database
7 22 (1.80%) MySQL
8 18 (1.47%) NoSQL
9 15 (1.23%) Sqoop
10 13 (1.06%) OrientDB
11 12 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (0.74%) Impala
12 9 (0.74%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.25%) Adabas
14 3 (0.25%) HBase
14 3 (0.25%) IDOL
14 3 (0.25%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 80 (6.54%) Selenium
2 60 (4.90%) JIRA
3 54 (4.41%) LoadRunner
4 46 (3.76%) Cucumber
5 41 (3.35%) JUnit
6 34 (2.78%) Git (software)
7 31 (2.53%) Jenkins
8 30 (2.45%) JMeter
9 28 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 19 (1.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 17 (1.39%) HP UFT
12 15 (1.23%) Bitbucket
12 15 (1.23%) TestNG
13 14 (1.14%) Axure RP
14 13 (1.06%) EasyMock
15 12 (0.98%) JBehave
16 8 (0.65%) NeoLoad
16 8 (0.65%) Rational Rhapsody
16 8 (0.65%) Subversion
17 6 (0.49%) MSI
General
1 136 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 102 (8.33%) Finance
3 37 (3.02%) Marketing
4 33 (2.70%) Military
5 29 (2.37%) Aerospace
6 26 (2.12%) Electronics
7 23 (1.88%) Local Government
8 17 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.90%) Legal
10 8 (0.65%) Back Office
11 7 (0.57%) Retail
12 6 (0.49%) Automotive
13 5 (0.41%) Law
14 3 (0.25%) Banking
15 2 (0.16%) Games
16 1 (0.082%) Advertising
16 1 (0.082%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 200 (16.34%) Analyst
2 138 (11.27%) Consultant
3 132 (10.78%) Network Engineer
4 129 (10.54%) Architect
5 83 (6.78%) Administrator
6 75 (6.13%) Developer
6 75 (6.13%) Software Engineer
7 58 (4.74%) Security Analyst
8 52 (4.25%) Software Developer
9 51 (4.17%) Tester
10 47 (3.84%) Senior Analyst
11 42 (3.43%) Java Engineer
11 42 (3.43%) SOC Analyst
11 42 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
12 40 (3.27%) Test Engineer
13 37 (3.02%) Business Analyst
14 35 (2.86%) Change Consultant
14 35 (2.86%) Java Software Engineer
14 35 (2.86%) Security Engineer
15 32 (2.61%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (4.49%) .NET
2 41 (3.35%) Spring
3 35 (2.86%) Java EE
4 34 (2.78%) Web Services
5 27 (2.21%) HTML
5 27 (2.21%) REST
6 25 (2.04%) J2EE
7 21 (1.72%) CSS
8 18 (1.47%) 802.1X
8 18 (1.47%) CSS3
8 18 (1.47%) HTML5
8 18 (1.47%) JSF
8 18 (1.47%) JSON
9 16 (1.31%) EJB
10 14 (1.14%) Hibernate
11 9 (0.74%) .NET Framework
11 9 (0.74%) Spring MVC
12 8 (0.65%) Apache Camel
12 8 (0.65%) jQuery
12 8 (0.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 169 (13.81%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (8.25%) Management Information System
3 78 (6.37%) Computer Science
4 71 (5.80%) CESG
5 65 (5.31%) Data Centre
6 40 (3.27%) Cyberthreat
7 37 (3.02%) Smartphone
8 36 (2.94%) User Experience
9 30 (2.45%) Cybercrime
10 29 (2.37%) Cyber Defence
11 28 (2.29%) Security Operations Centre
12 24 (1.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 18 (1.47%) Cyber Attack
14 15 (1.23%) Wiki
15 12 (0.98%) Driving Licence
16 11 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 9 (0.74%) CESG CLAS
17 9 (0.74%) PKI
18 8 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
18 8 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 356 (29.08%) Windows
2 307 (25.08%) Linux
3 152 (12.42%) Unix
4 70 (5.72%) Windows Server
5 54 (4.41%) VxWorks
6 45 (3.68%) Android
7 43 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (2.04%) Solaris
11 24 (1.96%) CentOS
11 24 (1.96%) Windows 7
12 18 (1.47%) Windows 10
13 14 (1.14%) AIX
13 14 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (0.90%) Windows XP
15 10 (0.82%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.41%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.25%) FreeBSD
17 3 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (20.26%) Cybersecurity
3 218 (17.81%) ITIL
4 201 (16.42%) Software Engineering
5 118 (9.64%) Information Security
6 114 (9.31%) Project Management
7 110 (8.99%) Service Management
8 108 (8.82%) Business Development
9 103 (8.42%) Test Automation
10 99 (8.09%) Mentoring
11 95 (7.76%) Analytics
12 94 (7.68%) Penetration Testing
13 93 (7.60%) DevOps
14 86 (7.03%) Security Architecture
15 82 (6.70%) Network Design
16 79 (6.45%) TOGAF
17 78 (6.37%) Network Monitoring
18 75 (6.13%) SIEM
19 74 (6.05%) Change Management
20 72 (5.88%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 449 (36.68%) C
2 260 (21.24%) Java
3 182 (14.87%) Python
4 152 (12.42%) C++
5 126 (10.29%) SQL
6 97 (7.92%) C#
7 63 (5.15%) Bash Shell
8 57 (4.66%) JavaScript
9 56 (4.58%) PowerShell
10 45 (3.68%) Ruby
11 44 (3.59%) Shell Script
12 28 (2.29%) Scala
13 27 (2.21%) PL/SQL
14 23 (1.88%) Perl
15 15 (1.23%) VB
16 14 (1.14%) Groovy
17 11 (0.90%) Korn
18 9 (0.74%) MATLAB
18 9 (0.74%) PHP
19 8 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 1224 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 530 (43.30%) SC Cleared
3 250 (20.42%) Degree
4 132 (10.78%) Cisco Certification
5 85 (6.94%) CISSP
6 75 (6.13%) CCNA
7 72 (5.88%) ISTQB
8 57 (4.66%) ISEB
9 56 (4.58%) CCNP
10 48 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
11 47 (3.84%) SANS
12 45 (3.68%) CREST Certified
13 42 (3.43%) GCIH
14 41 (3.35%) GCIA
15 39 (3.19%) GIAC
15 39 (3.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 35 (2.86%) CESG Certified Professional
17 34 (2.78%) MCSE
18 31 (2.53%) CompTIA Security+
18 31 (2.53%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.74%) SLA
2 41 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (2.45%) COBIT
4 19 (1.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 17 (1.39%) JSP 440
6 11 (0.90%) RMADS
7 10 (0.82%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.82%) PMO
7 10 (0.82%) QA
8 9 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.65%) MISRA
10 5 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.16%) JTAG
12 2 (0.16%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.082%) GDPR
System Software
1 131 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 125 (10.21%) Active Directory
3 67 (5.47%) Virtual Machines
4 53 (4.33%) Hyper-V
5 37 (3.02%) Snort
6 36 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (2.45%) vSphere
8 24 (1.96%) Firmware
9 23 (1.88%) Virtual Servers
10 15 (1.23%) Apache Flume
11 13 (1.06%) VMware NSX
12 10 (0.82%) ISA Server
12 10 (0.82%) KVM
13 9 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
13 9 (0.74%) XenApp
14 8 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
14 8 (0.65%) Terminal Services
14 8 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (0.41%) NFS
Systems Management
1 34 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (2.61%) Ansible
3 28 (2.29%) SCCM
4 27 (2.21%) Puppet
5 23 (1.88%) Nagios
6 19 (1.55%) Cisco LMS
6 19 (1.55%) NetBackup
6 19 (1.55%) Opsview
6 19 (1.55%) vCenter Server
7 17 (1.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 16 (1.31%) EMC Navisphere
9 15 (1.23%) SCOM
10 14 (1.14%) Nmap
10 14 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (1.14%) WSUS
11 12 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
12 11 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 10 (0.82%) OpenNebula
14 8 (0.65%) MOM
14 8 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 178 (14.54%) VMware
2 166 (13.56%) Microsoft
3 126 (10.29%) Cisco
4 89 (7.27%) HP
5 81 (6.62%) Oracle
6 57 (4.66%) Juniper
7 40 (3.27%) Red Hat
8 37 (3.02%) ArcSight
9 25 (2.04%) Citrix
10 24 (1.96%) Atlassian
10 24 (1.96%) EMC
10 24 (1.96%) LogRhythm
11 23 (1.88%) McAfee
12 20 (1.63%) Splunk
13 18 (1.47%) Brocade
14 16 (1.31%) Cloudera
15 14 (1.14%) NetApp
15 14 (1.14%) Sun
16 13 (1.06%) Arista
16 13 (1.06%) Symantec