Period
to 19 January 2022

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 19 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 515 353 362
Rank change year-on-year -162 +9 +53
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 690 525 1,073
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.84% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.31% 4.12% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 436 384 758
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £33,750
25th Percentile £47,188 £45,000 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £56,250 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,125 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 29,833 12,747 27,338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.26% 20.33% 21.95%
Number of salaries quoted 15,520 9,409 20,593
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,333 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +9.63% -

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 19 January 2022.

Salary histogram for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Top 16 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 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -193 603 £60,000 +7.14% 136
UK excluding London -103 511 £55,000 +4.76% 113
South West -10 256 £55,000 - 55
South East -100 136 £60,000 +20.00% 31
London -262 112 £65,000 +13.04% 21
Work from Home -145 81 £48,000 -23.20% 9
East of England -67 36 £61,250 +8.89% 4
Scotland -32 33 £48,000 -26.15% 2
Midlands -104 29 £51,250 -14.58% 8
North of England -112 29 £65,000 +18.18% 15
North West -89 25 £66,250 +20.45% 13
West Midlands -94 21 £41,644 -30.59% 5
East Midlands -60 8 £55,250 - 3
North East - 3 £40,000 - 2
Wales - 2 £70,000 -
Yorkshire -66 1 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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.

1 690 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 437 (63.33%) SC Cleared
3 264 (38.26%) Agile Software Development
4 169 (24.49%) Windows
5 167 (24.20%) Microsoft
6 162 (23.48%) Linux
7 150 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
8 134 (19.42%) Social Skills
9 116 (16.81%) Python
10 115 (16.67%) VMware
11 111 (16.09%) Active Directory
11 111 (16.09%) Azure
12 105 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
13 104 (15.07%) Firewall
14 94 (13.62%) Organisational Skills
15 91 (13.19%) Cisco
15 91 (13.19%) Time Management
16 90 (13.04%) DevOps
17 89 (12.90%) Cybersecurity
18 85 (12.32%) TCP/IP
19 82 (11.88%) Ansible
20 81 (11.74%) Windows 10
21 80 (11.59%) Java
22 79 (11.45%) PowerShell
23 78 (11.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
24 76 (11.01%) Software Engineering
24 76 (11.01%) ITIL
25 73 (10.58%) Finance
26 71 (10.29%) Creative Thinking
27 69 (10.00%) Data Analysis

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 26 (3.77%) IIS
2 22 (3.19%) Confluence
3 16 (2.32%) MS Exchange
4 14 (2.03%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.30%) JBoss
6 7 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.72%) Apache
7 5 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.58%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.58%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.58%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Pulsar
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.14%) CMS
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.14%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.14%) Headless CMS
9 1 (0.14%) SAS
9 1 (0.14%) WildFly
Applications
1 32 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 111 (16.09%) Azure
2 65 (9.42%) AWS
3 45 (6.52%) Microsoft 365
4 13 (1.88%) OpenShift
5 11 (1.59%) GCP
6 9 (1.30%) npm
7 5 (0.72%) BlazeMeter
8 3 (0.43%) Fastly
8 3 (0.43%) PaaS
8 3 (0.43%) SaaS
8 3 (0.43%) Serverless
8 3 (0.43%) Snowflake
9 2 (0.29%) GitHub
9 2 (0.29%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.14%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.14%) Collibra
10 1 (0.14%) IaaS
10 1 (0.14%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 104 (15.07%) Firewall
2 85 (12.32%) TCP/IP
3 67 (9.71%) Network Security
4 63 (9.13%) LAN
5 61 (8.84%) WAN
6 54 (7.83%) Wireshark
7 51 (7.39%) SMS
8 45 (6.52%) VPN
9 31 (4.49%) DNS
10 28 (4.06%) BGP
10 28 (4.06%) OSPF
11 27 (3.91%) DHCP
12 19 (2.75%) VoIP
13 17 (2.46%) HTTP
14 15 (2.17%) SNMP
15 14 (2.03%) Remote Desktop
16 13 (1.88%) WLAN
17 6 (0.87%) SAN
18 5 (0.72%) iSCSI
18 5 (0.72%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (9.57%) MySQL
2 47 (6.81%) SQL Server
3 43 (6.23%) PostgreSQL
4 41 (5.94%) MariaDB
5 40 (5.80%) InfluxDB
6 16 (2.32%) Big Data
7 14 (2.03%) MongoDB
8 13 (1.88%) Oracle Database
9 12 (1.74%) SQL Server 2017
10 11 (1.59%) Hadoop
10 11 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.01%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.87%) Metadata
12 6 (0.87%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.58%) Data Lake
14 4 (0.58%) Geospatial Data
15 3 (0.43%) GIS
Development Applications
1 37 (5.36%) Git (software)
1 37 (5.36%) Jenkins
2 30 (4.35%) JIRA
3 20 (2.90%) Cucumber
4 14 (2.03%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (1.88%) Visual Studio
6 12 (1.74%) Bitbucket
6 12 (1.74%) Selenium
7 11 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (1.45%) JMeter
9 9 (1.30%) webpack
10 8 (1.16%) Postman
11 7 (1.01%) Robot Framework
12 5 (0.72%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.72%) eggPlant
12 5 (0.72%) GitLab
12 5 (0.72%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.72%) REST Assured
12 5 (0.72%) SoapUI
12 5 (0.72%) The Grinder
General
1 134 (19.42%) Social Skills
2 94 (13.62%) Organisational Skills
3 78 (11.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 73 (10.58%) Finance
5 55 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (5.80%) Public Sector
7 30 (4.35%) Aerospace
8 27 (3.91%) Military
9 19 (2.75%) Telecoms
10 18 (2.61%) Law
11 12 (1.74%) Legal
12 10 (1.45%) Police
13 8 (1.16%) Presentation Skills
13 8 (1.16%) Retail
14 7 (1.01%) Electronics
15 6 (0.87%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.72%) Back Office
16 5 (0.72%) Documentation Skills
16 5 (0.72%) Multimedia
17 3 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 88 (12.75%) Analyst
2 63 (9.13%) SOC Engineer
3 60 (8.70%) Architect
4 58 (8.41%) Security Engineer
5 55 (7.97%) Developer
6 52 (7.54%) Systems Engineer
7 50 (7.25%) Consultant
8 43 (6.23%) Project Manager
9 40 (5.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 40 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 36 (5.22%) Network Engineer
11 31 (4.49%) Business Analyst
12 28 (4.06%) C# Developer
12 28 (4.06%) Microsoft Engineer
13 26 (3.77%) Software Engineer
14 24 (3.48%) IT Manager
15 22 (3.19%) Database Engineer
16 21 (3.04%) IT Project Manager
17 20 (2.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 19 (2.75%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (6.96%) .NET
2 38 (5.51%) React
3 27 (3.91%) HTML
4 25 (3.62%) Spring
5 24 (3.48%) Node.js
6 22 (3.19%) XML
7 20 (2.90%) ASP.NET
7 20 (2.90%) CSS
7 20 (2.90%) Java EE
8 19 (2.75%) Elastic Stack
9 18 (2.61%) .NET Core
10 17 (2.46%) JSON
11 16 (2.32%) Entity Framework
11 16 (2.32%) LINQ
12 15 (2.17%) .NET Framework
12 15 (2.17%) HTML5
13 14 (2.03%) EJB
13 14 (2.03%) Regular Expression
14 13 (1.88%) REST
15 12 (1.74%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.09%) Data Centre
2 33 (4.78%) Cyberthreat
3 28 (4.06%) PKI
4 24 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.17%) Cyberattack
6 15 (2.17%) Replication
7 14 (2.03%) Public Cloud
8 12 (1.74%) Cyber Defence
9 10 (1.45%) CESG
9 10 (1.45%) User Experience
10 9 (1.30%) Legacy Systems
10 9 (1.30%) Video\Live Streaming
11 7 (1.01%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.87%) CESG CLAS
12 6 (0.87%) Cloud Native
12 6 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.72%) Clustering
14 4 (0.58%) PMI
14 4 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 169 (24.49%) Windows
2 162 (23.48%) Linux
3 81 (11.74%) Windows 10
4 59 (8.55%) Windows Server 2016
5 51 (7.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (6.96%) Windows Server 2019
7 40 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (5.51%) Windows Server
9 36 (5.22%) CentOS
10 21 (3.04%) Android
11 20 (2.90%) Unix
12 12 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (1.59%) Apple iOS
14 9 (1.30%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.87%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.43%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.29%) Windows 8
18 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (38.26%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
3 91 (13.19%) Time Management
4 90 (13.04%) DevOps
5 89 (12.90%) Cybersecurity
6 76 (11.01%) ITIL
6 76 (11.01%) Software Engineering
7 71 (10.29%) Creative Thinking
8 69 (10.00%) Data Analysis
9 68 (9.86%) Scrum
10 64 (9.28%) Threat Detection
11 57 (8.26%) High Availability
11 57 (8.26%) Project Management
12 51 (7.39%) Kalman Filter
13 49 (7.10%) Open Source
14 46 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 44 (6.38%) Network Design
15 44 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
16 41 (5.94%) Information Security
17 40 (5.80%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 116 (16.81%) Python
2 80 (11.59%) Java
3 79 (11.45%) PowerShell
4 67 (9.71%) C
5 64 (9.28%) C#
6 53 (7.68%) JavaScript
7 35 (5.07%) SQL
8 31 (4.49%) C++
9 27 (3.91%) Bash
10 19 (2.75%) Perl
11 15 (2.17%) T-SQL
12 11 (1.59%) XPath
13 10 (1.45%) Ruby
14 8 (1.16%) Java 11
14 8 (1.16%) Java 8
15 7 (1.01%) Go
16 4 (0.58%) Kotlin
17 3 (0.43%) PHP
17 3 (0.43%) Scala
17 3 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 690 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 437 (63.33%) SC Cleared
3 64 (9.28%) Degree
4 43 (6.23%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (4.93%) CISSP
6 31 (4.49%) CISM
7 23 (3.33%) CCNA
7 23 (3.33%) CESG Certified Professional
8 16 (2.32%) CCNP
9 14 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
9 14 (2.03%) MCSE
9 14 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (1.88%) JNCIA
10 13 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (1.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 9 (1.30%) MCP
11 9 (1.30%) MCSA
11 9 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (1.01%) CLAS
12 7 (1.01%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (7.25%) SLA
2 22 (3.19%) JSP 440
3 21 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (2.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 16 (2.32%) NIST
6 15 (2.17%) NCSC
7 13 (1.88%) RMADS
8 9 (1.30%) PMO
9 7 (1.01%) QA
10 6 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.58%) GRC
12 3 (0.43%) HMG Infosec
13 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.14%) Accessibility
14 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.14%) ISO 31000
14 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 1 (0.14%) NIST 800
System Software
1 111 (16.09%) Active Directory
2 105 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (9.71%) Hyper-V
4 31 (4.49%) Docker
5 30 (4.35%) vSphere
6 28 (4.06%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (2.46%) Firmware
8 16 (2.32%) NFS
9 14 (2.03%) XenDesktop
10 13 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.72%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 4 (0.58%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.58%) XenApp
14 3 (0.43%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.29%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.29%) Ceph
15 2 (0.29%) HDFS
16 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 82 (11.88%) Ansible
2 58 (8.41%) Terraform
3 49 (7.10%) Icinga
4 38 (5.51%) Puppet
5 29 (4.20%) Kubernetes
6 28 (4.06%) Grafana
7 24 (3.48%) SCCM
8 14 (2.03%) Nagios
8 14 (2.03%) Prometheus
8 14 (2.03%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 13 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (1.74%) SCOM
11 9 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (1.01%) WSUS
13 5 (0.72%) FortiGate
13 5 (0.72%) vRealize
14 4 (0.58%) NetBackup
15 3 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
15 3 (0.43%) vCenter Server
15 3 (0.43%) VxRail
Vendors
1 167 (24.20%) Microsoft
2 115 (16.67%) VMware
3 91 (13.19%) Cisco
4 65 (9.42%) Juniper
5 59 (8.55%) Fortinet
6 51 (7.39%) TippingPoint
7 28 (4.06%) Oracle
8 25 (3.62%) SolarWinds
9 17 (2.46%) Citrix
10 13 (1.88%) Atlassian
11 12 (1.74%) Aruba
11 12 (1.74%) F5
11 12 (1.74%) Meraki
11 12 (1.74%) Red Hat
11 12 (1.74%) Symantec
12 11 (1.59%) CheckPoint
12 11 (1.59%) HP
12 11 (1.59%) Sonatype
13 10 (1.45%) McAfee
14 9 (1.30%) Dell