Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 306 305 473
Rank change year-on-year -1 +168 -34
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 882 1,518 1,074
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.06% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.69% 4.30% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 489 907 573
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +16.67% -10.00%
10th Percentile £35,846 £33,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £71,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +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 18,796 35,320 40,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.58% 24.73% 23.69%
Number of salaries quoted 13,719 25,233 30,608
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +10.00%
10th Percentile £28,772 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DV Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DV Cleared.

Salary trend for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing DV Cleared over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 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 +9 865 £55,000 +4.76% 152
UK excluding London +2 655 £55,000 +10.00% 113
South West -10 286 £55,000 +10.00% 54
London +98 218 £57,500 - 41
South East -22 204 £56,250 +15.38% 37
Midlands +97 84 £47,500 -26.92% 4
North of England +155 60 £48,750 -11.36% 4
North West +119 57 £50,000 -9.09% 4
West Midlands +41 54 £47,500 -26.92% 4
East Midlands +93 37 £46,250 -
East of England +96 32 £52,500 +16.67% 12
Work from Home +28 12 £51,000 -21.54% 1
Scotland - 7 £61,250 - 2
Yorkshire +98 3 £42,500 +21.43%
Wales +7 3 £47,000 -6.00%

For the 6 months to 4 June 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.

1 882 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 397 (45.01%) SC Cleared
3 392 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 219 (24.83%) Java
5 211 (23.92%) Python
6 201 (22.79%) Linux
7 161 (18.25%) Microsoft
8 153 (17.35%) Software Engineering
8 153 (17.35%) DevOps
9 149 (16.89%) Cybersecurity
10 148 (16.78%) Windows
11 138 (15.65%) C++
11 138 (15.65%) Degree
12 131 (14.85%) VMware
13 127 (14.40%) C
14 119 (13.49%) C#
15 111 (12.59%) Big Data
16 107 (12.13%) Active Directory
17 102 (11.56%) JavaScript
18 101 (11.45%) Machine Learning
19 100 (11.34%) Docker
20 96 (10.88%) VMware Infrastructure
20 96 (10.88%) Data Science
21 91 (10.32%) ITIL
22 89 (10.09%) Information Security
23 87 (9.86%) SQL
24 82 (9.30%) Ansible
25 78 (8.84%) Back Office
25 78 (8.84%) AWS
26 77 (8.73%) Azure

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 38 (4.31%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (3.63%) Confluence
3 30 (3.40%) Apache Spark
4 27 (3.06%) SharePoint
5 25 (2.83%) Apache
5 25 (2.83%) Apache Solr
6 16 (1.81%) MS Exchange
7 13 (1.47%) IIS
8 12 (1.36%) JBoss
9 11 (1.25%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.91%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.45%) WildFly
12 3 (0.34%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.23%) Moodle
13 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.23%) WebSphere Process Server
14 1 (0.11%) GlassFish
14 1 (0.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 1 (0.11%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 29 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.57%) OrCAD
5 4 (0.45%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.23%) Gephi
6 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.11%) Simulink
7 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 78 (8.84%) AWS
2 77 (8.73%) Azure
3 18 (2.04%) SaaS
4 14 (1.59%) PaaS
5 13 (1.47%) IaaS
6 11 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (1.13%) Office 365
8 9 (1.02%) OpenShift
9 8 (0.91%) GCP
10 7 (0.79%) Trello
11 6 (0.68%) Serverless
12 5 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.45%) Amazon ECS
13 4 (0.45%) Amazon EKS
13 4 (0.45%) AWS Fargate
13 4 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.34%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 3 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 60 (6.80%) LAN
2 56 (6.35%) Firewall
3 52 (5.90%) WAN
4 50 (5.67%) DNS
5 44 (4.99%) DHCP
6 36 (4.08%) TCP/IP
7 26 (2.95%) Network Security
7 26 (2.95%) VPN
8 23 (2.61%) Internet
9 20 (2.27%) Wireshark
10 19 (2.15%) HTTP
11 16 (1.81%) Cisco IOS
12 15 (1.70%) Intrusion Detection
13 14 (1.59%) SAN
14 13 (1.47%) OSPF
15 12 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (1.13%) BGP
17 8 (0.91%) Broadband
17 8 (0.91%) MPLS
17 8 (0.91%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (12.59%) Big Data
2 60 (6.80%) MongoDB
3 47 (5.33%) Hadoop
4 25 (2.83%) NoSQL
4 25 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (2.83%) SQL Server
5 19 (2.15%) Apache Accumulo
6 16 (1.81%) MySQL
7 15 (1.70%) Neo4j
8 12 (1.36%) Geospatial Data
8 12 (1.36%) GIS
8 12 (1.36%) SQLite
9 7 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (0.79%) IBM InfoSphere
9 7 (0.79%) OrientDB
10 6 (0.68%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.45%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.45%) DB2
11 4 (0.45%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 68 (7.71%) JIRA
2 57 (6.46%) Jenkins
3 26 (2.95%) Git (software)
4 20 (2.27%) Selenium
5 16 (1.81%) Cucumber
5 16 (1.81%) LoadRunner
6 15 (1.70%) Bitbucket
6 15 (1.70%) Visual Studio
7 14 (1.59%) IDA Disassembler
8 13 (1.47%) JUnit
9 12 (1.36%) Eclipse
9 12 (1.36%) JMeter
10 10 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (1.13%) Maven
10 10 (1.13%) NeoLoad
10 10 (1.13%) SilkPerformer
11 9 (1.02%) git-flow
12 8 (0.91%) Burp Suite
12 8 (0.91%) SoapUI
13 7 (0.79%) Metasploit
General
1 78 (8.84%) Back Office
2 73 (8.28%) Legal
3 61 (6.92%) Public Sector
4 44 (4.99%) Law
5 41 (4.65%) Finance
6 31 (3.51%) Military
7 27 (3.06%) Aerospace
8 26 (2.95%) Police
9 20 (2.27%) Telecoms
10 19 (2.15%) Electronics
11 11 (1.25%) Manufacturing
12 9 (1.02%) Retail
13 4 (0.45%) Games
14 3 (0.34%) Marketing
15 2 (0.23%) Advertising
16 1 (0.11%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 102 (11.56%) Developer
2 99 (11.22%) Architect
3 83 (9.41%) Software Engineer
4 79 (8.96%) Analyst
5 52 (5.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 40 (4.54%) Software Developer
6 40 (4.54%) Solutions Architect
7 34 (3.85%) Java Developer
8 33 (3.74%) Business Analyst
9 30 (3.40%) Consultant
10 27 (3.06%) Server Engineer
11 23 (2.61%) Team Leader
11 23 (2.61%) Test Engineer
12 22 (2.49%) Systems Engineer
13 21 (2.38%) DevOps Engineer
13 21 (2.38%) Infrastructure Team Leader
13 21 (2.38%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
14 19 (2.15%) Security Architect
15 18 (2.04%) Support Engineer
16 17 (1.93%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (5.10%) Spring
2 44 (4.99%) .NET
3 37 (4.20%) HTML
4 36 (4.08%) AngularJS
5 30 (3.40%) Kafka
6 26 (2.95%) Node.js
7 25 (2.83%) Spring Boot
8 23 (2.61%) Natural Language Processing
8 23 (2.61%) XML
9 22 (2.49%) React
10 19 (2.15%) HTML5
10 19 (2.15%) JSON
10 19 (2.15%) Web Services
11 18 (2.04%) .NET Framework
12 17 (1.93%) Java EE
13 13 (1.47%) Apache NiFi
13 13 (1.47%) REST
14 12 (1.36%) CSS
14 12 (1.36%) Redux
15 11 (1.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 74 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (7.03%) Management Information System
3 50 (5.67%) Data Centre
4 33 (3.74%) Cyberthreat
5 26 (2.95%) PKI
6 24 (2.72%) CESG
7 22 (2.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 21 (2.38%) Cloud Native
9 19 (2.15%) Cyber Defence
9 19 (2.15%) Cybercrime
10 17 (1.93%) Enterprise Storage
10 17 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
11 16 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
12 15 (1.70%) Clustering
12 15 (1.70%) Driving Licence
13 14 (1.59%) Cyberattack
14 12 (1.36%) CMDB
14 12 (1.36%) Embedded Systems
15 11 (1.25%) Client/Server
15 11 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 201 (22.79%) Linux
2 148 (16.78%) Windows
3 59 (6.69%) Windows Server
4 49 (5.56%) CentOS
5 36 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (3.97%) Unix
7 29 (3.29%) Windows Server 2016
8 22 (2.49%) Ubuntu
9 21 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (2.04%) Windows 10
11 17 (1.93%) Android
12 16 (1.81%) Fedora
13 13 (1.47%) Apple iOS
14 11 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (1.02%) Solaris
16 8 (0.91%) Debian
17 7 (0.79%) AIX
18 3 (0.34%) Windows 7
19 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (17.35%) DevOps
2 153 (17.35%) Software Engineering
3 149 (16.89%) Cybersecurity
4 101 (11.45%) Machine Learning
5 96 (10.88%) Data Science
6 91 (10.32%) ITIL
7 89 (10.09%) Information Security
8 66 (7.48%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 64 (7.26%) Technical Leadership
10 61 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 61 (6.92%) OO
10 61 (6.92%) Test Automation
11 59 (6.69%) Analytics
11 59 (6.69%) Artificial Intelligence
11 59 (6.69%) Scrum
12 55 (6.24%) Information Assurance
13 54 (6.12%) Business Development
14 50 (5.67%) Information Management
15 49 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 219 (24.83%) Java
2 211 (23.92%) Python
3 138 (15.65%) C++
4 127 (14.40%) C
5 119 (13.49%) C#
6 102 (11.56%) JavaScript
7 87 (9.86%) SQL
8 70 (7.94%) Bash Shell
9 69 (7.82%) PowerShell
10 32 (3.63%) Scala
11 29 (3.29%) Java 8
12 25 (2.83%) MATLAB
13 24 (2.72%) R
14 15 (1.70%) Perl
14 15 (1.70%) Ruby
15 13 (1.47%) PHP
15 13 (1.47%) VB
16 9 (1.02%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.68%) Go
17 6 (0.68%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 882 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 397 (45.01%) SC Cleared
3 138 (15.65%) Degree
4 70 (7.94%) CISSP
5 59 (6.69%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (5.44%) CCNA
7 33 (3.74%) CISM
7 33 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 32 (3.63%) MCSE
9 31 (3.51%) CESG Certified Professional
10 26 (2.95%) GIAC
11 20 (2.27%) CISA
11 20 (2.27%) SANS
12 19 (2.15%) CompTIA Security+
13 18 (2.04%) HND
13 18 (2.04%) Linux+ Certification
13 18 (2.04%) Network+ Certification
13 18 (2.04%) SSCP
14 17 (1.93%) CCNP
15 15 (1.70%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (7.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (3.63%) SLA
3 27 (3.06%) NCSC
4 25 (2.83%) NIST
5 23 (2.61%) JSP 440
6 21 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 19 (2.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 13 (1.47%) NIST 800
9 8 (0.91%) QA
10 7 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.68%) RMADS
12 5 (0.57%) COBIT
13 4 (0.45%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
15 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
15 1 (0.11%) IASME
15 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
15 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 107 (12.13%) Active Directory
2 100 (11.34%) Docker
3 96 (10.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (4.65%) Hyper-V
5 35 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (2.49%) VirtualBox
7 20 (2.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 20 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (1.93%) Firmware
9 16 (1.81%) NFS
9 16 (1.81%) Samba
9 16 (1.81%) Xen
10 15 (1.70%) vSphere
11 14 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (0.91%) VMware NSX
13 7 (0.79%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 3 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 82 (9.30%) Ansible
2 67 (7.60%) SCCM
3 56 (6.35%) SCOM
4 54 (6.12%) WSUS
5 52 (5.90%) Kubernetes
6 45 (5.10%) Puppet
7 26 (2.95%) Terraform
8 24 (2.72%) NetBackup
8 24 (2.72%) SCVMM
9 23 (2.61%) vCenter Server
10 21 (2.38%) EMC NetWorker
11 20 (2.27%) Nagios
12 17 (1.93%) ZABBIX
13 16 (1.81%) Docker Swarm
13 16 (1.81%) OpenNMS
14 15 (1.70%) Salt
15 11 (1.25%) Packer
16 10 (1.13%) logstash
17 9 (1.02%) Cloudify
17 9 (1.02%) Nessus
Vendors
1 161 (18.25%) Microsoft
2 131 (14.85%) VMware
3 68 (7.71%) Cisco
4 49 (5.56%) Oracle
5 42 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 39 (4.42%) Atlassian
7 37 (4.20%) EMC
8 29 (3.29%) HP
9 26 (2.95%) Citrix
9 26 (2.95%) Juniper
10 24 (2.72%) Symantec
11 17 (1.93%) Dell
11 17 (1.93%) NetApp
11 17 (1.93%) SolarWinds
12 16 (1.81%) Cloudera
12 16 (1.81%) Google
12 16 (1.81%) Hortonworks
13 15 (1.70%) Splunk
14 11 (1.25%) IBM
15 10 (1.13%) LogRhythm