Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 352 423 481
Rank change year-on-year +71 +58 -129
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 1,175 1,135 1,083
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 0.71% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.96% 3.01% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 769 677 741
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £76,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -4.26%

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 29,709 37,712 43,223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.35% 23.73% 24.04%
Number of salaries quoted 22,014 27,740 33,245
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 8 December 2019.

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 8 December 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 +85 1,162 £50,000 - 196
UK excluding London +79 934 £50,000 +5.26% 170
South West +20 580 £50,000 - 84
South East +59 265 £55,000 +25.71% 43
London +48 228 £50,000 -9.09% 31
East of England +37 28 £47,500 -17.39% 10
Midlands +14 28 £60,000 +150.00% 8
North of England +34 26 £60,000 +33.33% 20
North West +33 26 £60,000 +33.33% 16
West Midlands +7 24 £61,000 +154.17% 4
Scotland +15 5 £30,000 - 1
East Midlands +22 4 £35,800 -7.01% 4
Wales +4 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 1,175 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 520 (44.26%) SC Cleared
3 386 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
4 277 (23.57%) C
5 272 (23.15%) Java
6 255 (21.70%) Windows
7 239 (20.34%) Python
8 223 (18.98%) Linux
9 211 (17.96%) Software Engineering
10 202 (17.19%) Degree
11 199 (16.94%) Cybersecurity
12 198 (16.85%) DevOps
13 194 (16.51%) C++
14 173 (14.72%) VMware
15 155 (13.19%) Microsoft
16 149 (12.68%) JavaScript
17 142 (12.09%) Active Directory
18 141 (12.00%) Public Sector
19 140 (11.91%) VMware Infrastructure
20 139 (11.83%) ITIL
21 137 (11.66%) Finance
22 134 (11.40%) Big Data
23 125 (10.64%) SQL
24 114 (9.70%) C#
25 106 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
26 105 (8.94%) SCCM
26 105 (8.94%) Project Management
27 104 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
28 103 (8.77%) Computer Science
29 102 (8.68%) Programme Management

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 (3.91%) SharePoint
2 40 (3.40%) Apache Spark
3 30 (2.55%) Apache
3 30 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
4 28 (2.38%) Confluence
5 27 (2.30%) JBoss
6 22 (1.87%) IIS
7 19 (1.62%) MS Exchange
8 12 (1.02%) WebLogic
9 10 (0.85%) Apache Solr
9 10 (0.85%) Tornado
10 8 (0.68%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.60%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.43%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.34%) SAS
14 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
15 2 (0.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 2 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.17%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 32 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.62%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.68%) OrCAD
5 8 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.60%) Gephi
7 5 (0.43%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 74 (6.30%) Azure
2 56 (4.77%) AWS
3 42 (3.57%) Office 365
4 22 (1.87%) Azure Stack
4 22 (1.87%) OneDrive
5 12 (1.02%) Trello
6 10 (0.85%) SaaS
7 9 (0.77%) OpenShift
8 8 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (0.60%) Amazon ECS
9 7 (0.60%) Amazon EKS
9 7 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.60%) AWS Fargate
9 7 (0.60%) IaaS
10 4 (0.34%) PaaS
11 3 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.26%) NuGet
12 2 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 89 (7.57%) DNS
2 74 (6.30%) TCP/IP
3 66 (5.62%) Internet
4 59 (5.02%) DHCP
5 58 (4.94%) Firewall
6 35 (2.98%) WAN
7 33 (2.81%) VPN
8 32 (2.72%) Network Security
9 23 (1.96%) LAN
10 22 (1.87%) NetScaler
11 20 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (1.62%) BGP
12 19 (1.62%) Skype
13 18 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
14 15 (1.28%) HTTP
14 15 (1.28%) OSPF
15 13 (1.11%) MPLS
16 11 (0.94%) Wireshark
17 10 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
17 10 (0.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (11.40%) Big Data
2 78 (6.64%) MongoDB
3 48 (4.09%) Hadoop
4 45 (3.83%) SQL Server
5 31 (2.64%) MySQL
6 30 (2.55%) NoSQL
7 21 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (1.53%) Relational Database
9 15 (1.28%) Apache Hive
10 14 (1.19%) Apache Accumulo
11 13 (1.11%) IBM InfoSphere
12 12 (1.02%) Impala
12 12 (1.02%) Neo4j
12 12 (1.02%) Oracle Database
13 10 (0.85%) OrientDB
14 9 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (0.68%) SAP HANA
16 6 (0.51%) GIS
16 6 (0.51%) RDBMS
17 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 77 (6.55%) JIRA
2 71 (6.04%) Jenkins
3 49 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 44 (3.74%) Selenium
5 32 (2.72%) JUnit
6 30 (2.55%) JMeter
6 30 (2.55%) LoadRunner
7 29 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 29 (2.47%) Cucumber
8 28 (2.38%) NeoLoad
8 28 (2.38%) SilkPerformer
9 25 (2.13%) Visual Studio
10 19 (1.62%) Eclipse
11 15 (1.28%) Subversion
11 15 (1.28%) TestRail
12 14 (1.19%) Mockito
12 14 (1.19%) Rational DOORS
13 13 (1.11%) Zephyr
14 11 (0.94%) Bitbucket
15 10 (0.85%) EasyMock
General
1 141 (12.00%) Public Sector
2 137 (11.66%) Finance
3 83 (7.06%) Telecoms
4 78 (6.64%) Electronics
5 73 (6.21%) Military
6 56 (4.77%) Manufacturing
6 56 (4.77%) Marketing
7 34 (2.89%) Retail
8 32 (2.72%) Aerospace
9 16 (1.36%) Law
10 15 (1.28%) Police
11 11 (0.94%) Games
12 4 (0.34%) Legal
12 4 (0.34%) Local Government
13 3 (0.26%) Billing
14 2 (0.17%) Advertising
15 1 (0.085%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 162 (13.79%) Developer
2 116 (9.87%) Software Engineer
3 111 (9.45%) Analyst
4 89 (7.57%) Architect
5 77 (6.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 68 (5.79%) Software Developer
7 65 (5.53%) Java Developer
8 62 (5.28%) Test Engineer
9 55 (4.68%) Consultant
10 39 (3.32%) Business Analyst
10 39 (3.32%) Business Change Manager
10 39 (3.32%) Business Manager
10 39 (3.32%) Change Manager
10 39 (3.32%) Data Scientist
11 38 (3.23%) Project Manager
12 37 (3.15%) Tester
13 34 (2.89%) Network Engineer
14 32 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
15 31 (2.64%) Support Engineer
15 31 (2.64%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (4.94%) Spring
2 48 (4.09%) AngularJS
3 47 (4.00%) Node.js
4 39 (3.32%) React
5 26 (2.21%) J2EE
6 25 (2.13%) .NET
7 24 (2.04%) Kafka
8 22 (1.87%) Elastic Stack
8 22 (1.87%) Java EE
9 21 (1.79%) Hibernate
10 19 (1.62%) Apache Camel
10 19 (1.62%) Gherkin
10 19 (1.62%) HTML
10 19 (1.62%) REST
11 18 (1.53%) EJB
11 18 (1.53%) XML
12 17 (1.45%) CSS
13 16 (1.36%) HTML5
13 16 (1.36%) Natural Language Processing
13 16 (1.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 104 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (4.85%) Cyberthreat
3 43 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 39 (3.32%) Data Centre
5 22 (1.87%) Embedded Systems
6 20 (1.70%) Cybercrime
6 20 (1.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 16 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (1.19%) PKI
8 14 (1.19%) User Experience
9 13 (1.11%) CESG
10 10 (0.85%) Wiki
11 9 (0.77%) ASIC
11 9 (0.77%) Clustering
11 9 (0.77%) Public Cloud
12 8 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
12 8 (0.68%) Mainframe
13 7 (0.60%) CMDB
13 7 (0.60%) Driving Licence
13 7 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 255 (21.70%) Windows
2 223 (18.98%) Linux
3 98 (8.34%) Unix
4 83 (7.06%) Windows Server
5 62 (5.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (3.66%) CentOS
7 38 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (2.72%) Android
9 31 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 31 (2.64%) Windows 7
10 26 (2.21%) Windows 10
11 23 (1.96%) Apple iOS
11 23 (1.96%) Mac OS
12 20 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (1.36%) Windows XP
14 15 (1.28%) Windows 2000
15 8 (0.68%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.51%) AIX
17 5 (0.43%) Debian
17 5 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (17.96%) Software Engineering
3 199 (16.94%) Cybersecurity
4 198 (16.85%) DevOps
5 139 (11.83%) ITIL
6 106 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
7 105 (8.94%) Project Management
8 103 (8.77%) Computer Science
9 102 (8.68%) Machine Learning
9 102 (8.68%) Programme Management
10 100 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
11 96 (8.17%) Change Management
12 89 (7.57%) Test Automation
13 88 (7.49%) Data Science
14 86 (7.32%) TDD
15 82 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 78 (6.64%) Scrum
17 77 (6.55%) OO
18 76 (6.47%) Problem-Solving
19 74 (6.30%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 277 (23.57%) C
2 272 (23.15%) Java
3 239 (20.34%) Python
4 194 (16.51%) C++
5 149 (12.68%) JavaScript
6 125 (10.64%) SQL
7 114 (9.70%) C#
8 73 (6.21%) PowerShell
9 46 (3.91%) Bash Shell
10 22 (1.87%) Shell Script
11 21 (1.79%) MATLAB
12 20 (1.70%) PHP
13 18 (1.53%) R
14 16 (1.36%) Go
15 15 (1.28%) Scala
16 14 (1.19%) Ruby
17 11 (0.94%) Perl
17 11 (0.94%) VBScript
18 8 (0.68%) VB
19 6 (0.51%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1,175 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 520 (44.26%) SC Cleared
3 202 (17.19%) Degree
4 60 (5.11%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (4.26%) CISSP
6 45 (3.83%) CCNA
7 37 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 31 (2.64%) MCSE
9 26 (2.21%) CCNP
10 24 (2.04%) APMP
10 24 (2.04%) MCSA
11 22 (1.87%) ISTQB
12 20 (1.70%) IISP
13 18 (1.53%) CEH
14 17 (1.45%) CISA
15 16 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
16 15 (1.28%) CRISC
17 14 (1.19%) CCDP
17 14 (1.19%) HND
18 13 (1.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.38%) SLA
2 19 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 17 (1.45%) JSP 440
4 11 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 10 (0.85%) NIST
5 10 (0.85%) RMADS
6 8 (0.68%) QA
7 7 (0.60%) HMG Infosec
8 5 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.43%) NCSC
9 4 (0.34%) PMO
10 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.17%) COBIT
11 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.17%) GDPR
11 2 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.17%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.17%) NIST 800
System Software
1 142 (12.09%) Active Directory
2 140 (11.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (6.04%) Hyper-V
4 54 (4.60%) Docker
5 40 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
6 34 (2.89%) Microsoft App-V
7 28 (2.38%) VMware NSX
8 24 (2.04%) XenApp
9 21 (1.79%) Firmware
10 19 (1.62%) XenDesktop
11 14 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
12 12 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (1.02%) vSphere
13 10 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 7 (0.60%) Apache Flume
14 7 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (0.60%) VirtualBox
15 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.26%) vCloud
16 3 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 105 (8.94%) SCCM
2 71 (6.04%) SCOM
3 54 (4.60%) Ansible
4 40 (3.40%) Puppet
5 36 (3.06%) Kubernetes
5 36 (3.06%) SCOrch
6 33 (2.81%) vCenter Server
7 27 (2.30%) WSUS
8 25 (2.13%) NetBackup
9 23 (1.96%) Nagios
9 23 (1.96%) Terraform
10 22 (1.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 18 (1.53%) SCVMM
12 17 (1.45%) EMC NetWorker
13 15 (1.28%) vRealize
14 14 (1.19%) Grafana
15 13 (1.11%) Cloudify
16 10 (0.85%) Salt
17 9 (0.77%) Check_MK
17 9 (0.77%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 173 (14.72%) VMware
2 155 (13.19%) Microsoft
3 97 (8.26%) Cisco
4 66 (5.62%) Oracle
5 61 (5.19%) SAP
6 55 (4.68%) Citrix
7 45 (3.83%) Red Hat
8 43 (3.66%) HP
8 43 (3.66%) Splunk
9 36 (3.06%) Atlassian
10 35 (2.98%) McAfee
11 27 (2.30%) Juniper
12 22 (1.87%) Apple
13 21 (1.79%) Symantec
13 21 (1.79%) Veeam
14 20 (1.70%) Google
15 18 (1.53%) IBM
16 17 (1.45%) EMC
17 10 (0.85%) Capita
17 10 (0.85%) Veritas