Period
to 23 September 2018

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 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 424 440 355
Rank change year-on-year +16 -85 +119
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 1,204 1,210 1,681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.69% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.09% 2.82% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 698 827 1,088
UK median annual salary £47,500 £48,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.04% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,450 £27,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.55% -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 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 38,948 42,948 51,503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.56% 24.45% 26.54%
Number of salaries quoted 28,897 32,980 41,522
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 September 2018.

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 23 September 2018. 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 +37 1,173 £47,500 - 197
UK excluding London +15 916 £46,000 +0.55% 158
South West +15 503 £47,500 +3.26% 80
South East -23 271 £45,000 - 48
London +42 257 £53,500 -2.73% 42
East of England +26 65 £65,000 +44.44% 12
North of England +36 56 £38,263 +2.03% 4
North West +34 55 £39,132 +4.35% 2
Midlands +2 24 £38,500 -30.00% 11
West Midlands -2 21 £36,035 -34.48% 11
East Midlands +10 3 £38,500 -42.96%
Scotland -6 2 - - 3
North East -22 1 £38,263 +36.65% 1

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 1,204 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 580 (48.17%) C
3 505 (41.94%) SC Cleared
4 418 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
5 388 (32.23%) Windows
6 380 (31.56%) Python
7 379 (31.48%) Java
8 358 (29.73%) Linux
9 342 (28.41%) Software Engineering
10 273 (22.67%) Degree
11 269 (22.34%) C++
12 222 (18.44%) Cybersecurity
13 209 (17.36%) C#
14 207 (17.19%) Microsoft
15 201 (16.69%) JavaScript
16 191 (15.86%) VMware
17 175 (14.53%) DevOps
18 170 (14.12%) Test Automation
18 170 (14.12%) SQL
18 170 (14.12%) ITIL
19 168 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
20 167 (13.87%) Firewall
21 165 (13.70%) Scrum
21 165 (13.70%) VMware Infrastructure
22 151 (12.54%) Cisco Certification
23 150 (12.46%) PowerShell
24 148 (12.29%) Cisco
25 142 (11.79%) TDD
25 142 (11.79%) Big Data
26 140 (11.63%) JIRA

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 68 (5.65%) Elasticsearch
2 62 (5.15%) Confluence
3 53 (4.40%) Apache Spark
4 40 (3.32%) Apache Pig
5 32 (2.66%) SharePoint
6 31 (2.57%) Apache
7 28 (2.33%) MS Exchange
8 20 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (1.16%) WebLogic
10 12 (1.00%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.91%) IIS
12 10 (0.83%) GlassFish
13 9 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.66%) Alfresco
14 8 (0.66%) Joomla!
14 8 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.66%) Skype for Business
15 7 (0.58%) JBoss
16 6 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
17 4 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 38 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.25%) Stata
6 1 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.083%) Simulink
6 1 (0.083%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.083%) assyst
1 1 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.083%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.083%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.083%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (0.083%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.083%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.083%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.083%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 71 (5.90%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.00%) GitHub
4 10 (0.83%) Office 365
5 7 (0.58%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (0.42%) AWS Fargate
6 5 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (0.42%) Serverless
7 3 (0.25%) IaaS
7 3 (0.25%) PaaS
7 3 (0.25%) SaaS
8 2 (0.17%) Trello
9 1 (0.083%) Datadog
9 1 (0.083%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 167 (13.87%) Firewall
2 91 (7.56%) TCP/IP
3 76 (6.31%) LAN
4 72 (5.98%) WAN
5 62 (5.15%) Network Security
6 54 (4.49%) SSL
7 53 (4.40%) HTTP
8 41 (3.41%) Cisco Nexus
9 33 (2.74%) Intrusion Detection
10 30 (2.49%) DNS
10 30 (2.49%) Wireshark
11 29 (2.41%) BGP
11 29 (2.41%) NX-OS
11 29 (2.41%) VPN
12 25 (2.08%) Internet
12 25 (2.08%) VLAN
13 24 (1.99%) Cisco IOS
14 23 (1.91%) EIGRP
14 23 (1.91%) VoIP
15 22 (1.83%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (11.79%) Big Data
2 112 (9.30%) Hadoop
3 77 (6.40%) Apache Hive
4 73 (6.06%) SQL Server
5 57 (4.73%) MySQL
6 41 (3.41%) MongoDB
7 26 (2.16%) Neo4j
8 25 (2.08%) Impala
9 20 (1.66%) Relational Database
10 19 (1.58%) GIS
11 17 (1.41%) Oracle Database
12 15 (1.25%) Geospatial Data
13 14 (1.16%) Apache Accumulo
13 14 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (1.08%) HBase
15 12 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
16 11 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
17 9 (0.75%) Amazon Aurora
17 9 (0.75%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 140 (11.63%) JIRA
2 101 (8.39%) Selenium
3 95 (7.89%) Git (software)
4 79 (6.56%) Jenkins
5 77 (6.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 70 (5.81%) Bitbucket
7 46 (3.82%) Cucumber
8 41 (3.41%) Robot Framework
9 40 (3.32%) CodeSonar
9 40 (3.32%) git-flow
10 36 (2.99%) JUnit
11 30 (2.49%) MSI
12 27 (2.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 22 (1.83%) Eclipse
14 17 (1.41%) Visual Studio
15 16 (1.33%) EasyMock
16 15 (1.25%) LoadRunner
16 15 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
16 15 (1.25%) Redmine
17 13 (1.08%) GitLab
General
1 69 (5.73%) Finance
2 66 (5.48%) Military
3 44 (3.65%) Electronics
4 40 (3.32%) Law
5 38 (3.16%) Marketing
5 38 (3.16%) Telecoms
6 34 (2.82%) Games
7 32 (2.66%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.16%) Aerospace
9 8 (0.66%) Publishing
10 7 (0.58%) Legal
11 6 (0.50%) Retail
12 5 (0.42%) Back Office
13 3 (0.25%) Automotive
14 2 (0.17%) Advertising
14 2 (0.17%) Banking
15 1 (0.083%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.083%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 220 (18.27%) Software Engineer
2 109 (9.05%) Architect
3 105 (8.72%) Developer
4 101 (8.39%) Consultant
5 92 (7.64%) Analyst
6 80 (6.64%) Network Engineer
7 78 (6.48%) Java Engineer
8 74 (6.15%) Java Software Engineer
9 69 (5.73%) Systems Engineer
10 62 (5.15%) Java Developer
11 58 (4.82%) C++ Software Engineer
11 58 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
12 57 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 47 (3.90%) C# Software Engineer
13 47 (3.90%) Test Engineer
14 41 (3.41%) Software Developer
15 36 (2.99%) Security Consultant
16 34 (2.82%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
17 29 (2.41%) Linux Engineer
17 29 (2.41%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (7.31%) Node.js
2 87 (7.23%) Django
3 85 (7.06%) AngularJS
4 83 (6.89%) Java EE
5 74 (6.15%) Spring
6 59 (4.90%) .NET
7 53 (4.40%) HTML
7 53 (4.40%) REST
8 51 (4.24%) .NET Framework
9 50 (4.15%) XML
10 48 (3.99%) Web Services
11 46 (3.82%) Hibernate
12 44 (3.65%) RabbitMQ
12 44 (3.65%) Spring MVC
12 44 (3.65%) STL
13 43 (3.57%) LAMP
14 41 (3.41%) ASP.NET
15 40 (3.32%) SOAP
16 39 (3.24%) JSF
17 37 (3.07%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 126 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (6.81%) Computer Science
3 69 (5.73%) Management Information System
4 62 (5.15%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (2.16%) Hybrid Cloud
6 24 (1.99%) Data Centre
6 24 (1.99%) PKI
7 21 (1.74%) Cybercrime
8 20 (1.66%) Blackberry
9 19 (1.58%) Cyberthreat
10 18 (1.50%) Social Media
11 17 (1.41%) User Experience
12 15 (1.25%) Wiki
13 13 (1.08%) Driving Licence
14 12 (1.00%) iPhone
14 12 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
14 12 (1.00%) Public Cloud
15 11 (0.91%) CESG
15 11 (0.91%) Replication
16 9 (0.75%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 388 (32.23%) Windows
2 358 (29.73%) Linux
3 95 (7.89%) Android
4 93 (7.72%) Unix
5 81 (6.73%) Windows 7
6 76 (6.31%) Apple iOS
7 73 (6.06%) Windows Server
8 72 (5.98%) Mac OS X
9 56 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 51 (4.24%) CentOS
11 42 (3.49%) Windows 10
12 40 (3.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 39 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (1.50%) Ubuntu
15 16 (1.33%) Windows XP
16 12 (1.00%) Fedora
16 12 (1.00%) Windows Phone
17 10 (0.83%) Solaris
18 4 (0.33%) Windows 2000
18 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
2 342 (28.41%) Software Engineering
3 222 (18.44%) Cybersecurity
4 175 (14.53%) DevOps
5 170 (14.12%) ITIL
5 170 (14.12%) Test Automation
6 168 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
7 165 (13.70%) Scrum
8 142 (11.79%) TDD
9 138 (11.46%) Mentoring
10 135 (11.21%) Service Management
11 119 (9.88%) User Stories
12 116 (9.63%) Project Management
13 96 (7.97%) Information Security
13 96 (7.97%) Open Source
14 87 (7.23%) Business Development
15 86 (7.14%) Mathematics
16 82 (6.81%) Penetration Testing
17 81 (6.73%) Coaching
17 81 (6.73%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 580 (48.17%) C
2 380 (31.56%) Python
3 379 (31.48%) Java
4 269 (22.34%) C++
5 209 (17.36%) C#
6 201 (16.69%) JavaScript
7 170 (14.12%) SQL
8 150 (12.46%) PowerShell
9 137 (11.38%) Bash Shell
10 66 (5.48%) Objective-C
11 58 (4.82%) Perl
12 56 (4.65%) Ruby
13 55 (4.57%) PHP
14 29 (2.41%) PL/SQL
15 22 (1.83%) Go
16 15 (1.25%) Korn
16 15 (1.25%) VB
17 14 (1.16%) Rust
17 14 (1.16%) Scala
18 10 (0.83%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1,204 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 505 (41.94%) SC Cleared
3 273 (22.67%) Degree
4 151 (12.54%) Cisco Certification
5 118 (9.80%) CCNA
6 93 (7.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 91 (7.56%) CISSP
8 85 (7.06%) MCSE
9 76 (6.31%) GIAC
10 71 (5.90%) SANS
11 69 (5.73%) CompTIA Security+
12 68 (5.65%) SSCP
13 66 (5.48%) Linux+ Certification
13 66 (5.48%) Network+ Certification
14 47 (3.90%) CCNP
15 31 (2.57%) ISTQB
16 23 (1.91%) Numerate Degree
17 22 (1.83%) CESG Certified Professional
17 22 (1.83%) TOGAF Certification
18 21 (1.74%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.57%) SLA
2 25 (2.08%) QA
3 22 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.83%) JSP 440
4 16 (1.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 14 (1.16%) GDPR
6 11 (0.91%) RMADS
7 6 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 6 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.42%) Government Security Classifications
8 5 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 5 (0.42%) PMO
9 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.25%) GxP
11 2 (0.17%) COBIT
11 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.083%) NIST 800
System Software
1 165 (13.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 113 (9.39%) Docker
3 104 (8.64%) Active Directory
4 79 (6.56%) vSphere
5 56 (4.65%) Hyper-V
6 49 (4.07%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (2.49%) VMware NSX
8 29 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
9 27 (2.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 24 (1.99%) Virtual Desktop
11 22 (1.83%) Apache Flume
11 22 (1.83%) HDFS
11 22 (1.83%) NFS
11 22 (1.83%) Samba
12 20 (1.66%) VirtualBox
13 12 (1.00%) Xen
14 11 (0.91%) ProxySG
15 10 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (0.58%) Snort
17 5 (0.42%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 116 (9.63%) Puppet
2 69 (5.73%) SCCM
3 58 (4.82%) Nagios
4 56 (4.65%) Ansible
5 48 (3.99%) Salt
6 42 (3.49%) SCOM
7 36 (2.99%) vCenter Server
8 34 (2.82%) Cisco LMS
8 34 (2.82%) Opsview
9 26 (2.16%) WSUS
10 25 (2.08%) Kubernetes
10 25 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
11 23 (1.91%) vRealize
12 22 (1.83%) Kibana
13 18 (1.50%) Cisco Prime
14 12 (1.00%) Docker Swarm
14 12 (1.00%) OpenNMS
14 12 (1.00%) ZABBIX
15 11 (0.91%) HP ALM
16 6 (0.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 207 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 191 (15.86%) VMware
3 148 (12.29%) Cisco
4 78 (6.48%) Atlassian
5 56 (4.65%) Red Hat
6 53 (4.40%) Oracle
7 31 (2.57%) HP
7 31 (2.57%) SolarWinds
8 30 (2.49%) Cloudera
8 30 (2.49%) EMC
8 30 (2.49%) SAP
9 24 (1.99%) Citrix
9 24 (1.99%) Juniper
10 23 (1.91%) NetApp
11 22 (1.83%) F5
12 14 (1.16%) Dell
12 14 (1.16%) McAfee
13 13 (1.08%) IBM
14 12 (1.00%) Hortonworks
15 11 (0.91%) BT