Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 264 350 414
Rank change year-on-year +86 +64 +31
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 581 1,216 1,220
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.19% 0.89% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.56% 3.87% 3.12%
Number of salaries quoted 358 831 728
Median annual salary £56,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £75,263 £71,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +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 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 10,448 31,408 39,058
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.40% 23.01% 23.73%
Number of salaries quoted 7,826 23,001 28,920
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,800
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 24 October 2020.

Salary histogram for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Top 14 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 24 October 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 +87 575 £56,500 +13.00% 146
UK excluding London +76 469 £55,000 +10.00% 116
South West 0 222 £55,000 +12.24% 51
South East +139 177 £57,500 +5.50% 43
London +145 107 £57,500 +6.48% 32
Midlands +139 44 £60,000 -5.51% 11
West Midlands +106 31 £60,000 -5.51% 9
North of England +164 25 £51,000 -9.33% 4
North West +113 21 £52,500 -12.50% 2
East Midlands +110 16 - - 2
Work from Home +23 15 £57,500 +9.52% 3
East of England +133 7 £52,500 +16.67% 4
Yorkshire +128 4 £51,000 +45.71% 2
Scotland +98 3 £55,000 +161.90% 2

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 581 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 266 (45.78%) Agile Software Development
3 233 (40.10%) SC Cleared
4 142 (24.44%) Java
5 133 (22.89%) C
6 100 (17.21%) Python
7 97 (16.70%) Windows
8 95 (16.35%) Cybersecurity
9 94 (16.18%) VMware
10 90 (15.49%) Linux
10 90 (15.49%) Degree
11 84 (14.46%) Active Directory
12 79 (13.60%) Software Engineering
13 76 (13.08%) Scrum
14 71 (12.22%) Microsoft
15 66 (11.36%) SQL
16 65 (11.19%) DevOps
17 64 (11.02%) Big Data
17 64 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
18 61 (10.50%) Windows Server
19 58 (9.98%) C++
20 54 (9.29%) SCCM
21 53 (9.12%) Data Science
22 51 (8.78%) Jenkins
23 50 (8.61%) Docker
24 49 (8.43%) Artificial Intelligence
25 48 (8.26%) Project Management
26 46 (7.92%) Spring
26 46 (7.92%) Scaled Agile Framework
27 45 (7.75%) PowerShell

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 33 (5.68%) Confluence
2 17 (2.93%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.07%) JBoss
4 10 (1.72%) Skype for Business
5 9 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.03%) ArcGIS
6 6 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.03%) SAS
7 5 (0.86%) Apache
8 3 (0.52%) WildFly
9 2 (0.34%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 13 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.69%) SPSS
5 3 (0.52%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.17%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 45 (7.75%) AWS
1 45 (7.75%) Azure
2 12 (2.07%) IaaS
3 11 (1.89%) SaaS
4 9 (1.55%) PaaS
5 6 (1.03%) BlazeMeter
6 4 (0.69%) GCP
6 4 (0.69%) Power Platform
7 3 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.52%) Serverless
7 3 (0.52%) Yarn
8 2 (0.34%) Azure Functions
8 2 (0.34%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.34%) Slack
9 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.17%) Datadog
9 1 (0.17%) G Suite
9 1 (0.17%) Office 365
9 1 (0.17%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.88%) DNS
2 36 (6.20%) DHCP
3 34 (5.85%) LAN
4 28 (4.82%) Firewall
5 25 (4.30%) WAN
6 19 (3.27%) Internet
7 14 (2.41%) BGP
7 14 (2.41%) OSPF
8 11 (1.89%) Network Security
8 11 (1.89%) VLAN
8 11 (1.89%) VPN
8 11 (1.89%) WLAN
9 10 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (1.72%) SAN
9 10 (1.72%) Skype
10 9 (1.55%) TCP/IP
11 8 (1.38%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (0.86%) Cisco ISE
13 5 (0.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (11.02%) Big Data
2 33 (5.68%) SQL Server
3 20 (3.44%) NoSQL
4 13 (2.24%) MongoDB
4 13 (2.24%) MySQL
5 11 (1.89%) Hadoop
5 11 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.38%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.03%) Tableau
8 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.69%) DB2
9 4 (0.69%) Geospatial Data
9 4 (0.69%) GIS
9 4 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (0.69%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.52%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 51 (8.78%) Jenkins
2 38 (6.54%) JIRA
3 31 (5.34%) Selenium
4 17 (2.93%) Cucumber
5 15 (2.58%) Git (software)
5 15 (2.58%) Rational DOORS
6 14 (2.41%) Eclipse
7 13 (2.24%) JMeter
8 11 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (1.55%) JUnit
10 8 (1.38%) Bitbucket
10 8 (1.38%) WebDriver
11 7 (1.20%) GitLab
12 6 (1.03%) eggPlant
13 5 (0.86%) Bitbucket Server
13 5 (0.86%) HP UFT
13 5 (0.86%) LoadRunner
13 5 (0.86%) NeoLoad
13 5 (0.86%) REST Assured
13 5 (0.86%) SilkPerformer
General
1 37 (6.37%) Military
2 33 (5.68%) Back Office
2 33 (5.68%) Public Sector
3 32 (5.51%) Police
4 27 (4.65%) Legal
5 25 (4.30%) Finance
6 16 (2.75%) Law
7 11 (1.89%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.55%) Aerospace
8 9 (1.55%) Electronics
9 5 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.69%) Advertising
10 4 (0.69%) Marketing
11 3 (0.52%) Local Government
12 2 (0.34%) Banking
12 2 (0.34%) Retail
13 1 (0.17%) French Language
13 1 (0.17%) German Language
13 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 75 (12.91%) Architect
2 73 (12.56%) Developer
3 56 (9.64%) Analyst
4 48 (8.26%) Java Developer
5 46 (7.92%) Software Engineer
6 34 (5.85%) Business Analyst
7 32 (5.51%) Solutions Architect
8 28 (4.82%) Consultant
9 23 (3.96%) Server Engineer
10 21 (3.61%) Test Engineer
11 19 (3.27%) Software Developer
12 17 (2.93%) Principal Engineer
12 17 (2.93%) Wintel Engineer
13 16 (2.75%) Data Scientist
13 16 (2.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (2.75%) Network Engineer
13 16 (2.75%) Project Manager
13 16 (2.75%) SC Cleared Java Developer
14 15 (2.58%) Support Engineer
14 15 (2.58%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (7.92%) Spring
2 24 (4.13%) Node.js
3 23 (3.96%) Apache NiFi
4 20 (3.44%) Kafka
5 19 (3.27%) Spring Boot
6 18 (3.10%) AngularJS
7 16 (2.75%) HTML
7 16 (2.75%) React
8 12 (2.07%) CSS
9 11 (1.89%) Java EE
10 10 (1.72%) JSON
10 10 (1.72%) RESTful
11 9 (1.55%) .NET
11 9 (1.55%) Gherkin
11 9 (1.55%) HTML5
12 8 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
12 8 (1.38%) REST
13 7 (1.20%) Natural Language Processing
14 6 (1.03%) CSS3
14 6 (1.03%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.54%) Data Centre
2 35 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (5.16%) Management Information System
4 29 (4.99%) Cyberthreat
5 25 (4.30%) Driving Licence
6 24 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (3.96%) PKI
8 17 (2.93%) Internet of Things
9 15 (2.58%) CMDB
10 11 (1.89%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.89%) User Experience
11 10 (1.72%) Cloud Native
12 9 (1.55%) Cyberattack
12 9 (1.55%) VHDL
13 7 (1.20%) Cybercrime
14 6 (1.03%) Cyber Defence
14 6 (1.03%) Public Cloud
15 5 (0.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 4 (0.69%) Augmented Reality
16 4 (0.69%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 97 (16.70%) Windows
2 90 (15.49%) Linux
3 61 (10.50%) Windows Server
4 30 (5.16%) Windows Server 2016
5 24 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (3.96%) CentOS
6 23 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (2.93%) Windows 10
9 15 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (2.24%) Unix
11 8 (1.38%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.86%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (45.78%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (16.35%) Cybersecurity
3 79 (13.60%) Software Engineering
4 76 (13.08%) Scrum
5 65 (11.19%) DevOps
6 53 (9.12%) Data Science
7 49 (8.43%) Artificial Intelligence
8 48 (8.26%) Project Management
9 46 (7.92%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 44 (7.57%) Machine Learning
10 44 (7.57%) Mentoring
10 44 (7.57%) Technical Leadership
11 43 (7.40%) Test Automation
12 41 (7.06%) ITIL
13 38 (6.54%) Systems Engineering
14 37 (6.37%) Information Security
14 37 (6.37%) Line Management
15 36 (6.20%) Project Delivery
16 34 (5.85%) Open Source
17 33 (5.68%) OO
Programming Languages
1 142 (24.44%) Java
2 133 (22.89%) C
3 100 (17.21%) Python
4 66 (11.36%) SQL
5 58 (9.98%) C++
6 45 (7.75%) PowerShell
7 37 (6.37%) C#
8 36 (6.20%) JavaScript
9 28 (4.82%) Java 8
10 18 (3.10%) Bash Shell
11 11 (1.89%) VB
12 9 (1.55%) R
13 7 (1.20%) Perl
14 5 (0.86%) MATLAB
14 5 (0.86%) Scala
15 2 (0.34%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.34%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.17%) Apple Swift
16 1 (0.17%) PHP
16 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 581 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 233 (40.10%) SC Cleared
3 90 (15.49%) Degree
4 26 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (4.13%) CCNA
6 15 (2.58%) CCNP
7 12 (2.07%) CISSP
8 9 (1.55%) CISM
9 8 (1.38%) CISA
10 7 (1.20%) APMP
10 7 (1.20%) CESG Certified Professional
10 7 (1.20%) HND
10 7 (1.20%) JNCIA
11 5 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.86%) JNCIS
11 5 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.86%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (0.69%) CRISC
12 4 (0.69%) GIAC
13 3 (0.52%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (3.44%) SLA
3 15 (2.58%) NCSC
4 12 (2.07%) QA
5 11 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (1.55%) NIST
6 9 (1.55%) NIST 800
7 5 (0.86%) GPG13
7 5 (0.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.69%) COBIT
8 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.52%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.34%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.34%) RMADS
11 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.17%) GDPR
11 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.17%) PMBOK
System Software
1 84 (14.46%) Active Directory
2 64 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (8.61%) Docker
4 26 (4.48%) Hyper-V
5 18 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (2.75%) vSphere
7 13 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (1.89%) VMware Server
9 10 (1.72%) Firmware
10 8 (1.38%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.69%) GPFS
12 3 (0.52%) NFS
13 2 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 54 (9.29%) SCCM
2 44 (7.57%) WSUS
3 43 (7.40%) SCOM
4 35 (6.02%) Ansible
5 24 (4.13%) Terraform
6 14 (2.41%) NetBackup
7 13 (2.24%) EMC NetWorker
7 13 (2.24%) SCVMM
8 11 (1.89%) Kubernetes
8 11 (1.89%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 9 (1.55%) Puppet
10 7 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (1.20%) WhatsUp Gold
11 5 (0.86%) vRealize
12 4 (0.69%) Nagios
13 3 (0.52%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 3 (0.52%) Hadoop YARN
13 3 (0.52%) SELinux
13 3 (0.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 2 (0.34%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 94 (16.18%) VMware
2 71 (12.22%) Microsoft
3 38 (6.54%) Cisco
4 26 (4.48%) Oracle
4 26 (4.48%) Red Hat
5 25 (4.30%) Juniper
6 17 (2.93%) Citrix
7 16 (2.75%) HP
8 15 (2.58%) EMC
9 14 (2.41%) SolarWinds
9 14 (2.41%) Symantec
10 12 (2.07%) Google
11 11 (1.89%) NetApp
12 8 (1.38%) Atlassian
13 7 (1.20%) BMC
14 6 (1.03%) Brocade
14 6 (1.03%) Palo Alto
15 5 (0.86%) Dell
15 5 (0.86%) Splunk
16 4 (0.69%) IBM