Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 445 349 507
Rank change year-on-year -96 +158 -23
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 1124 1715 1182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.90% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.59% 3.44% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 779 1180 730
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £31,175
90th Percentile £71,500 £83,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -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 43339 49843 59216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.00% 26.20% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 33310 39984 47288
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,969
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -117 1083 £45,000 -10.00% 48
UK excluding London -58 900 £45,000 -5.26% 37
South West -35 433 £45,000 - 11
South East -46 252 £42,000 -23.64% 16
London -155 191 £54,000 -10.00% 13
East of England +43 85 £45,000 -5.26% 4
North of England -20 76 £45,000 - 1
North West -30 68 £45,000 -7.69%
Midlands +26 52 £59,000 +31.11% 3
West Midlands +23 51 £59,500 +13.33% 3
North East +7 7 £28,000 -37.78% 1
Scotland -6 7 £44,705 - 1
Wales - 2 - - 1
East Midlands +23 1 £40,000 +6.67%
Yorkshire +16 1 £60,000 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing DV Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 1124 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 536 (47.69%) SC Cleared
3 411 (36.57%) C
4 349 (31.05%) Windows
5 322 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
6 290 (25.80%) ITIL
7 256 (22.78%) Degree
8 245 (21.80%) Linux
9 234 (20.82%) Microsoft
10 199 (17.70%) VMware
11 179 (15.93%) Java
12 178 (15.84%) Analytical Skills
13 177 (15.75%) Active Directory
13 177 (15.75%) Service Management
14 168 (14.95%) Software Engineering
15 163 (14.50%) Python
16 160 (14.23%) Firewall
17 159 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
18 154 (13.70%) Cybersecurity
19 151 (13.43%) Cisco Certification
20 130 (11.57%) Microsoft Office
21 127 (11.30%) Management Information System
22 126 (11.21%) Cisco
23 122 (10.85%) Information Security
24 114 (10.14%) LAN
25 112 (9.96%) Change Management
26 111 (9.88%) WAN
27 110 (9.79%) TCP/IP
28 109 (9.70%) Big Data
29 106 (9.43%) DevOps

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 (6.05%) Apache Spark
2 62 (5.52%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.58%) MS Exchange
4 28 (2.49%) Confluence
5 23 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (1.51%) Apache
7 16 (1.42%) IIS
7 16 (1.42%) JBoss
8 15 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (1.16%) Skype for Business
10 11 (0.98%) Apache Pig
11 10 (0.89%) Apache Solr
11 10 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (0.89%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.80%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.36%) WebSphere Portal
16 3 (0.27%) SAS
16 3 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 130 (11.57%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.80%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.27%) SPSS
9 2 (0.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (0.62%) assyst
1 7 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.089%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.089%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.96%) Office 365
2 19 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.80%) Amazon S3
5 9 (0.80%) SaaS
6 2 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 160 (14.23%) Firewall
2 114 (10.14%) LAN
3 111 (9.88%) WAN
4 110 (9.79%) TCP/IP
5 87 (7.74%) DNS
6 86 (7.65%) Network Security
7 84 (7.47%) DHCP
8 54 (4.80%) Internet
9 52 (4.63%) Wireless
10 48 (4.27%) BGP
11 42 (3.74%) HTTP
12 41 (3.65%) VPN
13 40 (3.56%) SMTP
14 39 (3.47%) Cisco Nexus
14 39 (3.47%) FTP
14 39 (3.47%) NX-OS
15 37 (3.29%) SSL
16 36 (3.20%) Wireshark
17 33 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
18 31 (2.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (9.70%) Big Data
2 97 (8.63%) Hadoop
3 71 (6.32%) SQL Server
4 40 (3.56%) Apache Hive
5 37 (3.29%) Relational Database
6 30 (2.67%) MongoDB
7 21 (1.87%) Oracle Database
8 19 (1.69%) MySQL
9 17 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (1.42%) Sqoop
11 15 (1.33%) NoSQL
12 13 (1.16%) RDBMS
12 13 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (1.07%) Geospatial Data
13 12 (1.07%) Impala
14 10 (0.89%) GIS
15 9 (0.80%) Apache Accumulo
15 9 (0.80%) HBase
15 9 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
16 8 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 54 (4.80%) JIRA
2 46 (4.09%) Selenium
3 42 (3.74%) Git (software)
4 39 (3.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 31 (2.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 31 (2.76%) Jenkins
6 23 (2.05%) JUnit
7 15 (1.33%) Cucumber
8 14 (1.25%) LoadRunner
9 12 (1.07%) JBehave
9 12 (1.07%) Rational DOORS
10 11 (0.98%) Rational Rhapsody
11 10 (0.89%) Redmine
12 9 (0.80%) EasyMock
12 9 (0.80%) HP UFT
12 9 (0.80%) Subversion
13 8 (0.71%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.71%) JMeter
14 6 (0.53%) Axure RP
15 4 (0.36%) WATIR
General
1 92 (8.19%) Finance
2 73 (6.49%) Telecoms
3 46 (4.09%) Military
4 27 (2.40%) Electronics
5 26 (2.31%) Marketing
6 23 (2.05%) Aerospace
7 16 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.16%) Law
9 10 (0.89%) Local Government
10 6 (0.53%) Automotive
11 5 (0.44%) Back Office
11 5 (0.44%) Games
12 3 (0.27%) Legal
13 2 (0.18%) Retail
13 2 (0.18%) Romanian Language
14 1 (0.089%) Banking
Job Titles
1 188 (16.73%) Analyst
2 113 (10.05%) Architect
3 101 (8.99%) Network Engineer
4 89 (7.92%) Consultant
5 88 (7.83%) Software Engineer
6 79 (7.03%) Administrator
7 61 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 56 (4.98%) Service Analyst
9 52 (4.63%) Security Analyst
10 48 (4.27%) Developer
10 48 (4.27%) Security Engineer
11 42 (3.74%) Java Engineer
12 38 (3.38%) Solutions Architect
13 36 (3.20%) Java Software Engineer
13 36 (3.20%) Systems Engineer
14 35 (3.11%) Test Engineer
15 34 (3.02%) Security Architect
15 34 (3.02%) Service Desk Analyst
16 30 (2.67%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
16 30 (2.67%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (4.63%) .NET
2 51 (4.54%) Spring
3 46 (4.09%) Java EE
4 40 (3.56%) HTML
5 30 (2.67%) CSS
5 30 (2.67%) HTML5
6 28 (2.49%) Hibernate
6 28 (2.49%) Web Services
7 24 (2.14%) CSS3
7 24 (2.14%) J2EE
7 24 (2.14%) jQuery
8 20 (1.78%) AngularJS
9 19 (1.69%) JSF
10 15 (1.33%) Spring MVC
10 15 (1.33%) XML
11 14 (1.25%) Node.js
12 13 (1.16%) 802.1X
12 13 (1.16%) Apache Camel
12 13 (1.16%) LAMP
12 13 (1.16%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 178 (15.84%) Analytical Skills
2 127 (11.30%) Management Information System
3 69 (6.14%) CESG
4 46 (4.09%) Computer Science
5 41 (3.65%) Cyberthreat
6 40 (3.56%) Data Centre
7 34 (3.02%) User Experience
8 28 (2.49%) PKI
9 27 (2.40%) Driving Licence
10 26 (2.31%) Security Operations Centre
11 25 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 16 (1.42%) CESG CLAS
13 15 (1.33%) Derivative
14 14 (1.25%) Smartphone
15 12 (1.07%) Cybercrime
16 10 (0.89%) Cyber Attack
16 10 (0.89%) Fat Client
16 10 (0.89%) Replication
16 10 (0.89%) Thin Client
17 9 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 349 (31.05%) Windows
2 245 (21.80%) Linux
3 101 (8.99%) Unix
4 82 (7.30%) Windows Server
5 50 (4.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (4.09%) Windows 7
7 37 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 33 (2.94%) Windows 10
9 28 (2.49%) CentOS
9 28 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (1.78%) Windows XP
11 19 (1.69%) VxWorks
12 15 (1.33%) Android
12 15 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (0.71%) Solaris
14 6 (0.53%) AIX
15 5 (0.44%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.18%) Fedora
18 1 (0.089%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
2 290 (25.80%) ITIL
3 177 (15.75%) Service Management
4 168 (14.95%) Software Engineering
5 154 (13.70%) Cybersecurity
6 122 (10.85%) Information Security
7 112 (9.96%) Change Management
8 106 (9.43%) DevOps
9 103 (9.16%) Service Delivery
10 93 (8.27%) Project Management
11 89 (7.92%) Scrum
12 87 (7.74%) Analytics
13 84 (7.47%) Incident Management
14 83 (7.38%) Root Cause Analysis
15 80 (7.12%) ITSM
16 78 (6.94%) Security Architecture
17 75 (6.67%) Mentoring
18 73 (6.49%) Network Monitoring
19 71 (6.32%) TOGAF
20 70 (6.23%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 411 (36.57%) C
2 179 (15.93%) Java
3 163 (14.50%) Python
4 97 (8.63%) SQL
5 78 (6.94%) C++
6 77 (6.85%) JavaScript
6 77 (6.85%) PowerShell
7 74 (6.58%) Bash Shell
8 56 (4.98%) C#
9 39 (3.47%) Perl
10 30 (2.67%) Ruby
11 28 (2.49%) PL/SQL
12 27 (2.40%) Scala
13 24 (2.14%) Shell Script
14 18 (1.60%) PHP
15 17 (1.51%) Korn
16 15 (1.33%) R
17 13 (1.16%) MATLAB
18 12 (1.07%) Groovy
19 10 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 1124 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 536 (47.69%) SC Cleared
3 256 (22.78%) Degree
4 151 (13.43%) Cisco Certification
5 93 (8.27%) CISSP
6 80 (7.12%) CCNA
7 73 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 68 (6.05%) CCNP
9 51 (4.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 42 (3.74%) SANS
11 41 (3.65%) CompTIA Security+
11 41 (3.65%) Security+ Certification
12 40 (3.56%) CESG Certified Professional
13 36 (3.20%) CREST Certified
13 36 (3.20%) MCP
14 35 (3.11%) MCTS
15 33 (2.94%) GIAC
15 33 (2.94%) MCITP
15 33 (2.94%) MCSE
16 29 (2.58%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (7.30%) SLA
2 48 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (2.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 25 (2.22%) RMADS
4 15 (1.33%) PMO
5 14 (1.25%) COBIT
6 13 (1.16%) JSP 440
7 9 (0.80%) MISRA
8 6 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.44%) Government Security Classifications
9 5 (0.44%) NIST 800
9 5 (0.44%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.089%) GDPR
11 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 177 (15.75%) Active Directory
2 159 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (7.12%) Hyper-V
4 62 (5.52%) Virtual Machines
5 37 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
6 32 (2.85%) vSphere
7 25 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
8 19 (1.69%) NFS
8 19 (1.69%) Samba
8 19 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
8 19 (1.69%) VMware NSX
9 18 (1.60%) Apache Flume
9 18 (1.60%) Firmware
10 16 (1.42%) Snort
11 9 (0.80%) BitLocker
12 7 (0.62%) HDFS
13 6 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.44%) Docker
14 5 (0.44%) XenApp
15 4 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 50 (4.45%) Nagios
2 40 (3.56%) Puppet
3 39 (3.47%) Cisco LMS
3 39 (3.47%) Opsview
3 39 (3.47%) SCCM
4 26 (2.31%) vCenter Server
5 20 (1.78%) SCOM
6 17 (1.51%) Ansible
7 14 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
8 13 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (1.07%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 12 (1.07%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 12 (1.07%) SCDPM
10 11 (0.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 11 (0.98%) SCVMM
11 10 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 10 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 10 (0.89%) Oracle RMAN
11 10 (0.89%) WSUS
12 8 (0.71%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 234 (20.82%) Microsoft
2 199 (17.70%) VMware
3 126 (11.21%) Cisco
4 88 (7.83%) Oracle
5 71 (6.32%) HP
6 45 (4.00%) Atlassian
7 36 (3.20%) Red Hat
8 35 (3.11%) Juniper
9 32 (2.85%) Citrix
10 26 (2.31%) McAfee
11 25 (2.22%) Sun
12 20 (1.78%) Cloudera
12 20 (1.78%) Dell
12 20 (1.78%) Splunk
13 19 (1.69%) EMC
14 16 (1.42%) SolarWinds
15 15 (1.33%) NetApp
15 15 (1.33%) Remedy
16 14 (1.25%) SAP
17 12 (1.07%) Brocade