Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 414 465 348
Rank change year-on-year +51 -117 +166
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 1,180 1,150 1,727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.64% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.07% 2.63% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 692 796 1,188
UK median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £30,775 £27,875 £28,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £71,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +3.26%

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 38,453 43,712 50,047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.75% 24.24% 26.32%
Number of salaries quoted 28,424 33,597 40,138
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
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% - +3.66%

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 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 +51 1,158 £50,000 +11.11% 166
UK excluding London +15 887 £47,500 +5.56% 137
South West +16 519 £50,000 +11.11% 57
London +115 272 £55,000 +1.85% 30
South East -11 231 £47,500 +12.43% 54
East of England +7 66 £65,000 +44.44% 7
Midlands +11 41 £24,000 -57.89% 12
North of England -7 41 £45,000 - 6
North West -11 40 £45,000 - 5
West Midlands +21 38 £24,000 -57.89% 12
East Midlands - 3 £38,500 -
Wales 0 1 - -
Scotland -9 1 - - 1
North East -18 1 £38,263 +36.65%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 1,180 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 526 (44.58%) SC Cleared
3 483 (40.93%) C
4 407 (34.49%) Agile Software Development
5 365 (30.93%) Windows
6 334 (28.31%) Java
7 320 (27.12%) Python
8 300 (25.42%) Linux
9 295 (25.00%) Software Engineering
10 249 (21.10%) C++
11 235 (19.92%) Degree
12 224 (18.98%) Microsoft
13 210 (17.80%) Cybersecurity
14 199 (16.86%) ITIL
15 194 (16.44%) Systems Engineering
16 186 (15.76%) C#
17 176 (14.92%) DevOps
18 170 (14.41%) PowerShell
18 170 (14.41%) JavaScript
18 170 (14.41%) VMware
19 164 (13.90%) Test Automation
20 153 (12.97%) Big Data
21 152 (12.88%) Scrum
22 150 (12.71%) Service Management
22 150 (12.71%) Firewall
23 146 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
24 141 (11.95%) VMware Infrastructure
25 140 (11.86%) SQL
26 135 (11.44%) Cisco Certification
27 134 (11.36%) Continuous Integration

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 61 (5.17%) Elasticsearch
2 48 (4.07%) Confluence
3 41 (3.47%) Apache Spark
4 39 (3.31%) Apache
5 35 (2.97%) Apache Pig
6 33 (2.80%) SharePoint
7 22 (1.86%) MS Exchange
8 16 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 16 (1.36%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.02%) Tomcat
10 11 (0.93%) GlassFish
11 10 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (0.76%) IIS
12 9 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (0.68%) Alfresco
13 8 (0.68%) Joomla!
14 7 (0.59%) ArcGIS
14 7 (0.59%) JBoss
15 6 (0.51%) Skype for Business
16 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 47 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.03%) Microsoft Project
3 18 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.25%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.25%) Stata
6 1 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.085%) Simulink
6 1 (0.085%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.085%) assyst
2 1 (0.085%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.085%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (0.085%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.085%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.085%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.085%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 75 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.36%) Office 365
4 13 (1.10%) GitHub
5 12 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.51%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
6 6 (0.51%) AWS Fargate
6 6 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (0.51%) Serverless
7 5 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.25%) IaaS
8 3 (0.25%) PaaS
8 3 (0.25%) SaaS
9 1 (0.085%) Datadog
9 1 (0.085%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 150 (12.71%) Firewall
2 95 (8.05%) TCP/IP
3 69 (5.85%) LAN
4 61 (5.17%) WAN
5 48 (4.07%) Network Security
6 47 (3.98%) HTTP
6 47 (3.98%) SSL
7 40 (3.39%) VLAN
8 36 (3.05%) DNS
9 31 (2.63%) DHCP
10 29 (2.46%) Cisco Nexus
11 27 (2.29%) Intrusion Detection
12 25 (2.12%) BGP
12 25 (2.12%) Cisco IOS
12 25 (2.12%) Internet
12 25 (2.12%) VPN
13 22 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
13 22 (1.86%) NX-OS
14 20 (1.69%) Wireshark
15 18 (1.53%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (12.97%) Big Data
2 105 (8.90%) Hadoop
3 74 (6.27%) Apache Hive
4 67 (5.68%) SQL Server
5 51 (4.32%) MySQL
6 43 (3.64%) MongoDB
7 29 (2.46%) Neo4j
8 22 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (1.78%) Relational Database
10 19 (1.61%) Geospatial Data
10 19 (1.61%) GIS
11 16 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (1.19%) Impala
13 11 (0.93%) Amazon Aurora
13 11 (0.93%) NoSQL
14 10 (0.85%) HBase
14 10 (0.85%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
16 7 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
17 6 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 128 (10.85%) JIRA
2 103 (8.73%) Selenium
3 85 (7.20%) Git (software)
4 72 (6.10%) Jenkins
5 62 (5.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 60 (5.08%) Bitbucket
7 53 (4.49%) MSI
8 46 (3.90%) Cucumber
9 37 (3.14%) git-flow
9 37 (3.14%) Robot Framework
10 35 (2.97%) CodeSonar
11 30 (2.54%) JUnit
12 28 (2.37%) LoadRunner
13 25 (2.12%) EasyMock
14 22 (1.86%) Visual Studio
15 18 (1.53%) Eclipse
15 18 (1.53%) GitLab
15 18 (1.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 17 (1.44%) Maven
17 16 (1.36%) JMeter
General
1 94 (7.97%) Finance
2 56 (4.75%) Electronics
3 49 (4.15%) Marketing
3 49 (4.15%) Military
3 49 (4.15%) Telecoms
4 46 (3.90%) Manufacturing
5 37 (3.14%) Law
6 33 (2.80%) Games
7 18 (1.53%) Aerospace
8 12 (1.02%) Retail
9 10 (0.85%) Legal
10 5 (0.42%) Advertising
11 3 (0.25%) Automotive
11 3 (0.25%) Back Office
12 1 (0.085%) Banking
12 1 (0.085%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.085%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.085%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 177 (15.00%) Software Engineer
2 127 (10.76%) Architect
3 101 (8.56%) Analyst
4 87 (7.37%) Developer
5 86 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 75 (6.36%) Systems Engineer
7 72 (6.10%) Consultant
8 70 (5.93%) Java Engineer
9 66 (5.59%) Java Software Engineer
10 65 (5.51%) Network Engineer
11 55 (4.66%) C++ Software Engineer
12 52 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
13 47 (3.98%) Java Developer
14 46 (3.90%) Test Engineer
15 45 (3.81%) C# Software Engineer
16 39 (3.31%) Project Manager
16 39 (3.31%) Tester
17 29 (2.46%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
18 28 (2.37%) IT Engineer
18 28 (2.37%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (6.69%) Node.js
2 74 (6.27%) AngularJS
3 73 (6.19%) Spring
4 66 (5.59%) Java EE
5 63 (5.34%) Django
6 57 (4.83%) HTML
7 55 (4.66%) .NET
8 53 (4.49%) XML
9 49 (4.15%) Hibernate
10 47 (3.98%) .NET Framework
10 47 (3.98%) REST
11 42 (3.56%) Web Services
12 39 (3.31%) Spring MVC
13 38 (3.22%) ASP.NET
13 38 (3.22%) STL
14 37 (3.14%) RabbitMQ
14 37 (3.14%) SOAP
15 36 (3.05%) LAMP
15 36 (3.05%) React
16 34 (2.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 146 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (5.51%) Computer Science
2 65 (5.51%) Management Information System
3 64 (5.42%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (2.29%) Data Centre
5 24 (2.03%) Cybercrime
6 23 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
7 21 (1.78%) Social Media
8 19 (1.61%) PKI
9 16 (1.36%) Blackberry
9 16 (1.36%) User Experience
10 15 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
10 15 (1.27%) Driving Licence
10 15 (1.27%) PMI
11 14 (1.19%) iPhone
11 14 (1.19%) Public Cloud
12 13 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.10%) Industry 4.0
12 13 (1.10%) Replication
12 13 (1.10%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 365 (30.93%) Windows
2 300 (25.42%) Linux
3 90 (7.63%) Android
3 90 (7.63%) Windows 7
4 73 (6.19%) Apple iOS
5 63 (5.34%) Windows Server
6 60 (5.08%) Unix
7 58 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 50 (4.24%) Mac OS X
9 41 (3.47%) CentOS
10 40 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 36 (3.05%) Windows 10
12 31 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (1.78%) Ubuntu
14 19 (1.61%) Windows XP
15 15 (1.27%) Fedora
16 14 (1.19%) Windows Phone
17 10 (0.85%) Windows 2000
18 6 (0.51%) Solaris
19 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (34.49%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 210 (17.80%) Cybersecurity
4 199 (16.86%) ITIL
5 194 (16.44%) Systems Engineering
6 176 (14.92%) DevOps
7 164 (13.90%) Test Automation
8 152 (12.88%) Scrum
9 150 (12.71%) Service Management
10 134 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
11 130 (11.02%) TDD
12 129 (10.93%) Project Management
13 125 (10.59%) Mentoring
14 120 (10.17%) User Stories
15 107 (9.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 105 (8.90%) Waterfall
17 92 (7.80%) Problem-Solving
18 90 (7.63%) UML
19 88 (7.46%) Business Development
20 87 (7.37%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 483 (40.93%) C
2 334 (28.31%) Java
3 320 (27.12%) Python
4 249 (21.10%) C++
5 186 (15.76%) C#
6 170 (14.41%) JavaScript
6 170 (14.41%) PowerShell
7 140 (11.86%) SQL
8 126 (10.68%) Bash Shell
9 63 (5.34%) Objective-C
10 49 (4.15%) PHP
11 38 (3.22%) Ruby
12 27 (2.29%) Go
13 26 (2.20%) Perl
14 22 (1.86%) VB
15 17 (1.44%) PL/SQL
16 15 (1.27%) Korn
17 12 (1.02%) Rust
18 11 (0.93%) Apple Swift
18 11 (0.93%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,180 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 526 (44.58%) SC Cleared
3 235 (19.92%) Degree
4 135 (11.44%) Cisco Certification
5 105 (8.90%) CCNA
6 79 (6.69%) CISSP
7 77 (6.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 76 (6.44%) GIAC
9 72 (6.10%) MCSE
10 64 (5.42%) SANS
11 62 (5.25%) CompTIA Security+
11 62 (5.25%) Linux+ Certification
11 62 (5.25%) Network+ Certification
11 62 (5.25%) SSCP
12 42 (3.56%) ISTQB
13 38 (3.22%) CCNP
14 23 (1.95%) ISEB
15 20 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
16 19 (1.61%) CESG Certified Professional
17 18 (1.53%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.83%) SLA
2 25 (2.12%) GDPR
3 16 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.36%) QA
4 11 (0.93%) JSP 440
5 10 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 8 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 8 (0.68%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (0.51%) PMO
9 5 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 5 (0.42%) RMADS
10 4 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
10 4 (0.34%) GxP
11 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.085%) NIST 800
System Software
1 141 (11.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 112 (9.49%) Docker
3 106 (8.98%) Active Directory
4 64 (5.42%) vSphere
5 48 (4.07%) Microsoft App-V
6 44 (3.73%) Hyper-V
7 37 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (2.37%) VMware NSX
9 27 (2.29%) VirtualBox
10 24 (2.03%) NFS
10 24 (2.03%) Samba
11 21 (1.78%) Virtual Desktop
12 18 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
13 15 (1.27%) Xen
14 13 (1.10%) HDFS
15 12 (1.02%) Apache Flume
15 12 (1.02%) XenApp
16 11 (0.93%) Firmware
17 10 (0.85%) ProxySG
17 10 (0.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 109 (9.24%) Puppet
2 86 (7.29%) SCCM
3 66 (5.59%) Ansible
4 51 (4.32%) Nagios
5 47 (3.98%) Salt
6 37 (3.14%) vCenter Server
7 34 (2.88%) SCOM
8 32 (2.71%) Kubernetes
9 31 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
10 22 (1.86%) WSUS
11 19 (1.61%) Cisco LMS
11 19 (1.61%) Opsview
12 17 (1.44%) vRealize
13 15 (1.27%) Docker Swarm
13 15 (1.27%) OpenNMS
13 15 (1.27%) ZABBIX
14 14 (1.19%) HP ALM
15 12 (1.02%) Kibana
16 11 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 10 (0.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 224 (18.98%) Microsoft
2 170 (14.41%) VMware
3 123 (10.42%) Cisco
4 75 (6.36%) Atlassian
5 43 (3.64%) HP
5 43 (3.64%) Red Hat
6 41 (3.47%) Oracle
6 41 (3.47%) SAP
7 36 (3.05%) Citrix
8 34 (2.88%) SolarWinds
9 30 (2.54%) EMC
9 30 (2.54%) Juniper
10 27 (2.29%) Cloudera
10 27 (2.29%) NetApp
11 15 (1.27%) Hortonworks
12 14 (1.19%) F5
13 12 (1.02%) ESRI
14 11 (0.93%) BT
14 11 (0.93%) Dell
15 10 (0.85%) Blue Coat