Period
to 14 June 2021

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 14 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK
6 months to
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 388 304 319
Rank change year-on-year -84 +15 +163
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 744 870 1,530
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 1.04% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.33% 4.81% 4.31%
Number of salaries quoted 533 618 920
10th Percentile £38,180 £35,000 £33,336
25th Percentile £43,374 £38,475 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +16.67%
75th Percentile £71,981 £65,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% 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 22,334 18,087 35,488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.19% 21.64% 24.70%
Number of salaries quoted 12,877 13,553 25,820
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +0.23%

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 14 June 2021.

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 14 June 2021. 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 -84 719 £55,000 +4.76% 124
UK excluding London -55 542 £55,000 +10.00% 102
South West -43 273 £55,000 - 32
London -59 183 £57,000 -0.87% 31
South East -60 140 £60,000 +54.04% 31
North of England -59 48 £52,500 +18.32% 18
North West -37 46 £52,500 +18.32% 15
Work from Home -171 45 £60,000 +17.65% 9
Midlands -65 41 £60,000 +35.22% 9
West Midlands -49 39 £60,000 +26.98% 7
East of England -9 25 £48,000 -8.57% 2
Scotland -32 18 £53,750 -12.24% 5
Wales +1 2 £60,000 +27.66% 4
Yorkshire -41 2 £70,000 +64.71%
East Midlands -62 2 £40,000 +11.59% 2

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, 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.

1 744 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 394 (52.96%) SC Cleared
3 251 (33.74%) Agile Software Development
4 175 (23.52%) C
5 157 (21.10%) Cybersecurity
6 133 (17.88%) Linux
7 116 (15.59%) DevOps
8 115 (15.46%) Python
9 111 (14.92%) Social Skills
10 108 (14.52%) Degree
11 106 (14.25%) Java
11 106 (14.25%) AWS
12 100 (13.44%) Public Sector
13 93 (12.50%) Project Management
14 91 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
15 87 (11.69%) Scrum
16 82 (11.02%) VMware
17 80 (10.75%) Windows
17 80 (10.75%) Microsoft
17 80 (10.75%) Systems Engineering
18 77 (10.35%) Azure
19 75 (10.08%) Big Data
20 74 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
21 73 (9.81%) Software Engineering
22 72 (9.68%) Jenkins
23 71 (9.54%) Cisco Certification
24 70 (9.41%) Cisco
24 70 (9.41%) Ansible
25 69 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
26 67 (9.01%) ITIL

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 34 (4.57%) Confluence
2 26 (3.49%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (2.28%) MS Exchange
4 13 (1.75%) JBoss
5 10 (1.34%) Apache Spark
5 10 (1.34%) Skype for Business
6 9 (1.21%) ArcGIS
7 8 (1.08%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.81%) Apache
9 6 (0.81%) IIS
10 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.40%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.40%) WildFly
12 2 (0.27%) SAS
13 1 (0.13%) Jetty
13 1 (0.13%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.81%) Gephi
3 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.13%) Figma
7 1 (0.13%) GIMP
7 1 (0.13%) Inkscape
7 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.94%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 6 (0.81%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.13%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 106 (14.25%) AWS
2 77 (10.35%) Azure
3 17 (2.28%) OpenShift
4 15 (2.02%) SaaS
5 9 (1.21%) Power Platform
6 8 (1.08%) Microsoft 365
7 6 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.81%) GCP
7 6 (0.81%) PaaS
8 5 (0.67%) IaaS
9 4 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.40%) BlazeMeter
10 3 (0.40%) GitHub
11 2 (0.27%) Azure Sentinel
11 2 (0.27%) Serverless
12 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.13%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.13%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.13%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 64 (8.60%) Firewall
2 41 (5.51%) Network Security
3 25 (3.36%) Internet
4 24 (3.23%) DNS
4 24 (3.23%) WAN
5 22 (2.96%) LAN
6 19 (2.55%) VPN
7 15 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (2.02%) DHCP
8 14 (1.88%) TCP/IP
9 11 (1.48%) SAN
10 10 (1.34%) BGP
10 10 (1.34%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (1.34%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (1.34%) OSPF
10 10 (1.34%) Wireless
10 10 (1.34%) Wireshark
11 9 (1.21%) SMS
12 8 (1.08%) Software-Defined Networking
13 7 (0.94%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (10.08%) Big Data
2 25 (3.36%) Hadoop
2 25 (3.36%) MongoDB
3 24 (3.23%) SQL Server
4 16 (2.15%) Data Mining
5 15 (2.02%) MySQL
6 14 (1.88%) NoSQL
7 10 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.34%) Tableau
8 9 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.21%) Power BI
9 8 (1.08%) OLAP
9 8 (1.08%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.94%) Impala
10 7 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.81%) Apache Hive
12 5 (0.67%) Data Lake
12 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 72 (9.68%) Jenkins
2 47 (6.32%) JIRA
3 39 (5.24%) Selenium
4 32 (4.30%) JMeter
5 21 (2.82%) NeoLoad
6 20 (2.69%) Cucumber
7 17 (2.28%) Eclipse
8 16 (2.15%) Git (software)
9 15 (2.02%) GitLab
9 15 (2.02%) LoadRunner
9 15 (2.02%) Rational DOORS
10 13 (1.75%) SilkPerformer
11 12 (1.61%) HP UFT
12 11 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (1.34%) Robot Framework
14 7 (0.94%) Bitbucket
14 7 (0.94%) Bitbucket Server
15 6 (0.81%) git-flow
15 6 (0.81%) JUnit
15 6 (0.81%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 111 (14.92%) Social Skills
2 100 (13.44%) Public Sector
3 69 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (6.85%) Military
5 48 (6.45%) Aerospace
6 35 (4.70%) Finance
7 34 (4.57%) Law
8 31 (4.17%) Legal
9 28 (3.76%) Marketing
10 24 (3.23%) Local Government
11 19 (2.55%) Electronics
11 19 (2.55%) Organisational Skills
11 19 (2.55%) Presentation Skills
12 16 (2.15%) Telecoms
13 15 (2.02%) Influencing Skills
14 10 (1.34%) Manufacturing
14 10 (1.34%) Police
15 9 (1.21%) Documentation Skills
16 7 (0.94%) Advertising
17 6 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 107 (14.38%) Consultant
2 97 (13.04%) Architect
3 67 (9.01%) Developer
4 56 (7.53%) Analyst
5 43 (5.78%) Systems Engineer
6 42 (5.65%) DevOps Engineer
6 42 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 35 (4.70%) Network Engineer
8 30 (4.03%) Solutions Architect
9 28 (3.76%) Java Developer
10 27 (3.63%) Security Consultant
11 26 (3.49%) Business Analyst
11 26 (3.49%) Software Engineer
12 22 (2.96%) Test Engineer
13 20 (2.69%) Project Manager
14 19 (2.55%) Security Architect
14 19 (2.55%) Support Engineer
15 18 (2.42%) Software Developer
16 17 (2.28%) Technical Consultant
17 15 (2.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.36%) Node.js
2 24 (3.23%) HTML
3 23 (3.09%) CSS
3 23 (3.09%) Kafka
3 23 (3.09%) React
4 22 (2.96%) Spring Boot
5 20 (2.69%) CSS3
5 20 (2.69%) HTML5
6 18 (2.42%) .NET
7 17 (2.28%) Elastic Stack
8 16 (2.15%) CGI
8 16 (2.15%) Spring
9 13 (1.75%) Apache NiFi
9 13 (1.75%) Gherkin
10 11 (1.48%) Web Services
11 10 (1.34%) REST
12 9 (1.21%) ActiveMQ
12 9 (1.21%) AngularJS
12 9 (1.21%) COM
13 8 (1.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.26%) Management Information System
2 32 (4.30%) Cyberthreat
3 31 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 24 (3.23%) Internet of Things
5 21 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (2.69%) PKI
7 17 (2.28%) Public Cloud
8 14 (1.88%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.75%) Cyberattack
9 13 (1.75%) Cybercrime
9 13 (1.75%) User Experience
10 12 (1.61%) Analytical Mindset
10 12 (1.61%) Robotics
11 11 (1.48%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.48%) Virtual Team
12 10 (1.34%) Cyber Defence
12 10 (1.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 10 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (1.21%) Algorithms
13 9 (1.21%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 133 (17.88%) Linux
2 80 (10.75%) Windows
3 29 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (3.90%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.02%) CentOS
5 11 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.21%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (1.08%) Unix
8 7 (0.94%) Android
8 7 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (0.54%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.40%) Solaris
12 2 (0.27%) Fedora
12 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.27%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (33.74%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (21.10%) Cybersecurity
3 116 (15.59%) DevOps
4 93 (12.50%) Project Management
5 91 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
6 87 (11.69%) Scrum
7 80 (10.75%) Systems Engineering
8 73 (9.81%) Software Engineering
9 67 (9.01%) ITIL
10 65 (8.74%) Information Security
11 64 (8.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 60 (8.06%) Analytics
13 58 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
14 57 (7.66%) Business Development
14 57 (7.66%) Test Automation
15 49 (6.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 46 (6.18%) Mentoring
16 46 (6.18%) Use Case
17 44 (5.91%) Machine Learning
18 43 (5.78%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 175 (23.52%) C
2 115 (15.46%) Python
3 106 (14.25%) Java
4 60 (8.06%) JavaScript
5 59 (7.93%) SQL
6 38 (5.11%) Bash Shell
7 36 (4.84%) PowerShell
8 35 (4.70%) C++
9 26 (3.49%) C#
10 20 (2.69%) R
11 13 (1.75%) Go
12 9 (1.21%) MATLAB
13 8 (1.08%) Perl
14 7 (0.94%) Java 8
15 6 (0.81%) Scala
16 5 (0.67%) Groovy
17 4 (0.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 4 (0.54%) TypeScript
18 3 (0.40%) Ruby
19 1 (0.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 744 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 394 (52.96%) SC Cleared
3 108 (14.52%) Degree
4 71 (9.54%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (5.65%) CCNA
6 40 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 34 (4.57%) CISSP
8 30 (4.03%) CCNP
9 27 (3.63%) MCSE
10 18 (2.42%) CESG Certified Professional
11 15 (2.02%) SANS
12 14 (1.88%) CompTIA Security+
13 13 (1.75%) MCSA
13 13 (1.75%) Network+ Certification
13 13 (1.75%) PhD
13 13 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 12 (1.61%) AWS Certification
14 12 (1.61%) CISM
15 11 (1.48%) PMI Certification
16 9 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (3.49%) JSP 440
3 18 (2.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 17 (2.28%) NIST
5 14 (1.88%) NCSC
5 14 (1.88%) NIST 800
6 12 (1.61%) PMO
6 12 (1.61%) RMADS
6 12 (1.61%) SLA
7 9 (1.21%) GDPR
7 9 (1.21%) QA
8 6 (0.81%) Government Security Classifications
8 6 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 6 (0.81%) PA-DSS
8 6 (0.81%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.67%) GRC
9 5 (0.67%) GxP
9 5 (0.67%) HMG Infosec
10 4 (0.54%) Def Stans
11 3 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 74 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (6.72%) Docker
3 36 (4.84%) Active Directory
4 21 (2.82%) vSphere
5 16 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (1.88%) Hyper-V
7 13 (1.75%) VMware NSX
8 11 (1.48%) Firmware
9 10 (1.34%) Forefront TMG
10 7 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (0.81%) Apache Flume
11 6 (0.81%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.81%) XenApp
12 4 (0.54%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.40%) KVM
13 3 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.27%) NFS
14 2 (0.27%) Samba
14 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 70 (9.41%) Ansible
2 38 (5.11%) Kubernetes
3 37 (4.97%) Terraform
4 18 (2.42%) Puppet
5 16 (2.15%) SCCM
6 12 (1.61%) SCOM
7 11 (1.48%) Kibana
8 7 (0.94%) vCenter Server
8 7 (0.94%) vRealize
9 6 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (0.81%) MOM
9 6 (0.81%) Oozie
9 6 (0.81%) WSUS
10 5 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.67%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.54%) Grafana
11 4 (0.54%) Nagios
11 4 (0.54%) Nexpose
12 3 (0.40%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 3 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 82 (11.02%) VMware
2 80 (10.75%) Microsoft
3 70 (9.41%) Cisco
4 35 (4.70%) Oracle
5 20 (2.69%) Juniper
6 19 (2.55%) Atlassian
6 19 (2.55%) Citrix
6 19 (2.55%) F5
6 19 (2.55%) Splunk
7 18 (2.42%) McAfee
7 18 (2.42%) SAP
8 15 (2.02%) Red Hat
9 14 (1.88%) BiZZdesign
10 12 (1.61%) Sparx
11 10 (1.34%) TippingPoint
12 9 (1.21%) Palo Alto
13 8 (1.08%) Dell
13 8 (1.08%) SolarWinds
14 7 (0.94%) BT
15 5 (0.67%) Forcepoint