Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 398 492 354
Rank change year-on-year +94 -138 +139
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 1,135 983 1,575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.57% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.15% 2.39% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 652 656 1,090
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -9.52%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,875 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,375 £68,750 £76,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -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 36,043 41,119 45,727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.10% 23.75% 25.83%
Number of salaries quoted 26,360 31,892 36,330
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 +87 1,099 £50,000 +11.11% 243
UK excluding London +46 819 £47,500 +5.56% 180
South West +11 459 £50,000 +11.11% 90
London +198 277 £55,000 +9.04% 67
South East +75 256 £45,000 +5.88% 52
Midlands +28 59 £24,000 -56.36% 20
West Midlands +43 58 £24,000 -60.00% 17
East of England -13 37 £52,500 +16.67% 10
North of England -9 23 £45,000 - 5
North West -11 22 £45,000 - 5
Wales +12 2 £50,000 - 2
East Midlands +19 1 £38,500 -3.75% 3
North East +8 1 £38,263 +36.65%

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 1,135 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 595 (52.42%) SC Cleared
3 388 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
4 375 (33.04%) C
5 331 (29.16%) Windows
6 262 (23.08%) Java
7 257 (22.64%) Python
8 246 (21.67%) Linux
9 230 (20.26%) Software Engineering
10 225 (19.82%) Microsoft
11 213 (18.77%) Cybersecurity
12 200 (17.62%) Degree
13 197 (17.36%) C++
14 189 (16.65%) ITIL
15 180 (15.86%) DevOps
16 170 (14.98%) Systems Engineering
17 148 (13.04%) VMware
18 147 (12.95%) C#
19 140 (12.33%) Mentoring
20 134 (11.81%) PowerShell
21 132 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
22 128 (11.28%) Test Automation
23 127 (11.19%) Firewall
24 126 (11.10%) Project Management
25 125 (11.01%) Service Management
26 124 (10.93%) TDD
27 123 (10.84%) JavaScript
28 120 (10.57%) Big Data
29 118 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
30 112 (9.87%) VMware Infrastructure

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 54 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
2 39 (3.44%) Apache
3 26 (2.29%) Confluence
3 26 (2.29%) SharePoint
4 25 (2.20%) Apache Spark
5 17 (1.50%) Apache Pig
6 15 (1.32%) MS Exchange
7 14 (1.23%) Tomcat
8 12 (1.06%) WebLogic
9 11 (0.97%) GlassFish
9 11 (0.97%) JBoss
10 10 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.62%) IIS
14 4 (0.35%) ArcGIS
15 3 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.18%) ColdFusion
16 2 (0.18%) Joomla!
16 2 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 57 (5.02%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.20%) MS Visio
3 19 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
5 11 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.26%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.088%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.088%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.088%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.088%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.18%) Primavera
4 1 (0.088%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.088%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.088%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.088%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 67 (5.90%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.76%) Office 365
4 12 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.97%) GitHub
6 6 (0.53%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
6 6 (0.53%) AWS Fargate
6 6 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (0.53%) Serverless
7 5 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.35%) SaaS
9 2 (0.18%) Trello
10 1 (0.088%) Datadog
10 1 (0.088%) IaaS
10 1 (0.088%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (11.19%) Firewall
2 94 (8.28%) TCP/IP
3 65 (5.73%) LAN
4 52 (4.58%) Network Security
5 51 (4.49%) WAN
6 39 (3.44%) DNS
7 34 (3.00%) VLAN
8 30 (2.64%) Intrusion Detection
9 29 (2.56%) HTTP
10 26 (2.29%) BGP
11 25 (2.20%) DHCP
11 25 (2.20%) SSL
12 22 (1.94%) Internet
13 21 (1.85%) Cisco IOS
13 21 (1.85%) VPN
14 20 (1.76%) FCoE
14 20 (1.76%) SNMP
15 19 (1.67%) SAN
16 18 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (1.59%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (10.57%) Big Data
2 85 (7.49%) Hadoop
3 46 (4.05%) Apache Hive
4 44 (3.88%) MongoDB
5 42 (3.70%) SQL Server
6 34 (3.00%) MySQL
7 24 (2.11%) Relational Database
8 23 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
8 23 (2.03%) Neo4j
9 22 (1.94%) GIS
10 16 (1.41%) Geospatial Data
11 14 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (1.15%) Oracle Database
13 11 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (0.88%) NoSQL
15 9 (0.79%) Amazon Aurora
16 8 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
17 4 (0.35%) Power BI
18 3 (0.26%) Apache Accumulo
18 3 (0.26%) Impala
Development Applications
1 98 (8.63%) JIRA
2 77 (6.78%) Selenium
3 58 (5.11%) Git (software)
4 56 (4.93%) Jenkins
5 51 (4.49%) MSI
6 41 (3.61%) Cucumber
7 38 (3.35%) LoadRunner
8 34 (3.00%) Bitbucket
9 33 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 24 (2.11%) EasyMock
10 24 (2.11%) git-flow
11 22 (1.94%) GitLab
11 22 (1.94%) JMeter
12 21 (1.85%) Visual Studio
13 20 (1.76%) Redmine
14 19 (1.67%) Robot Framework
15 17 (1.50%) CodeSonar
15 17 (1.50%) Eclipse
15 17 (1.50%) JUnit
16 16 (1.41%) SilkPerformer
General
1 92 (8.11%) Finance
2 50 (4.41%) Electronics
3 48 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 45 (3.96%) Manufacturing
5 44 (3.88%) Aerospace
5 44 (3.88%) Marketing
6 43 (3.79%) Military
7 38 (3.35%) Law
8 31 (2.73%) Games
9 17 (1.50%) Advertising
10 16 (1.41%) Retail
11 9 (0.79%) Legal
12 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.18%) Banking
13 2 (0.18%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 144 (12.69%) Architect
2 128 (11.28%) Software Engineer
3 118 (10.40%) Analyst
4 75 (6.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 74 (6.52%) Developer
6 72 (6.34%) Consultant
7 70 (6.17%) Systems Engineer
8 64 (5.64%) Network Engineer
9 51 (4.49%) Java Engineer
9 51 (4.49%) Java Software Engineer
10 50 (4.41%) Tester
11 42 (3.70%) C++ Software Engineer
11 42 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
12 39 (3.44%) IT Engineer
13 38 (3.35%) Security Architect
13 38 (3.35%) Test Engineer
14 34 (3.00%) Project Manager
15 33 (2.91%) Security Consultant
16 32 (2.82%) C# Software Engineer
17 30 (2.64%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (4.85%) Node.js
2 53 (4.67%) Spring
3 52 (4.58%) AngularJS
4 43 (3.79%) XML
5 41 (3.61%) Hibernate
6 40 (3.52%) HTML
7 35 (3.08%) Web Services
8 33 (2.91%) .NET
8 33 (2.91%) Django
9 32 (2.82%) Kafka
10 31 (2.73%) React
11 29 (2.56%) Vue.js
12 28 (2.47%) Java EE
13 26 (2.29%) J2EE
14 25 (2.20%) CSS
15 22 (1.94%) .NET Framework
15 22 (1.94%) ASP.NET
16 21 (1.85%) REST
17 20 (1.76%) LAMP
17 20 (1.76%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 132 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (6.52%) Management Information System
3 61 (5.37%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 26 (2.29%) Cyberthreat
6 24 (2.11%) Cybercrime
7 20 (1.76%) CESG
7 20 (1.76%) Social Media
8 19 (1.67%) Cyber Defence
9 18 (1.59%) Public Cloud
10 17 (1.50%) User Experience
11 15 (1.32%) Industry 4.0
11 15 (1.32%) Replication
12 14 (1.23%) Driving Licence
12 14 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
12 14 (1.23%) PMI
13 13 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
14 12 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.97%) PKI
16 10 (0.88%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 331 (29.16%) Windows
2 246 (21.67%) Linux
3 90 (7.93%) Windows 7
4 68 (5.99%) Android
5 60 (5.29%) Unix
6 51 (4.49%) Windows Server
7 50 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 49 (4.32%) Apple iOS
9 37 (3.26%) Windows 10
10 32 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (2.56%) Windows XP
12 26 (2.29%) Mac OS X
13 24 (2.11%) CentOS
14 23 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 19 (1.67%) Ubuntu
16 16 (1.41%) Windows 2000
17 13 (1.15%) Fedora
18 10 (0.88%) Windows Phone
19 4 (0.35%) AIX
19 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (20.26%) Software Engineering
3 213 (18.77%) Cybersecurity
4 189 (16.65%) ITIL
5 180 (15.86%) DevOps
6 170 (14.98%) Systems Engineering
7 140 (12.33%) Mentoring
8 128 (11.28%) Test Automation
9 126 (11.10%) Project Management
10 125 (11.01%) Service Management
11 124 (10.93%) TDD
12 118 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
13 107 (9.43%) Scrum
14 104 (9.16%) Waterfall
15 99 (8.72%) Analytics
16 97 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
17 96 (8.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 87 (7.67%) Business Development
18 87 (7.67%) User Stories
19 80 (7.05%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 375 (33.04%) C
2 262 (23.08%) Java
3 257 (22.64%) Python
4 197 (17.36%) C++
5 147 (12.95%) C#
6 134 (11.81%) PowerShell
7 123 (10.84%) JavaScript
8 106 (9.34%) Bash Shell
9 105 (9.25%) SQL
10 41 (3.61%) Objective-C
11 36 (3.17%) Ruby
12 31 (2.73%) PHP
13 29 (2.56%) Go
13 29 (2.56%) Perl
14 21 (1.85%) VB
15 17 (1.50%) PL/SQL
16 16 (1.41%) Korn
17 12 (1.06%) Scala
17 12 (1.06%) T-SQL
17 12 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,135 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 595 (52.42%) SC Cleared
3 200 (17.62%) Degree
4 108 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
5 88 (7.75%) CCNA
6 76 (6.70%) CISSP
7 65 (5.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 63 (5.55%) GIAC
9 58 (5.11%) MCSE
10 50 (4.41%) SANS
11 45 (3.96%) CompTIA Security+
11 45 (3.96%) ISTQB
12 44 (3.88%) Linux+ Certification
12 44 (3.88%) Network+ Certification
12 44 (3.88%) SSCP
13 33 (2.91%) CESG Certified Professional
14 28 (2.47%) CREST Certified
15 27 (2.38%) CCNP
15 27 (2.38%) ISEB
16 24 (2.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (5.11%) SLA
2 47 (4.14%) GDPR
3 22 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.59%) QA
5 15 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 14 (1.23%) PCI DSS
7 13 (1.15%) JSP 440
8 10 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 6 (0.53%) GxP
9 6 (0.53%) RMADS
10 5 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 5 (0.44%) PMO
11 3 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.26%) P3O
12 2 (0.18%) GPG13
12 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.18%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.088%) AQAP
13 1 (0.088%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 112 (9.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 93 (8.19%) Active Directory
3 81 (7.14%) Docker
4 47 (4.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 47 (4.14%) vSphere
5 45 (3.96%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (3.17%) Hyper-V
7 31 (2.73%) VMware NSX
8 28 (2.47%) VirtualBox
9 24 (2.11%) NFS
9 24 (2.11%) Samba
10 14 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (1.15%) Xen
12 11 (0.97%) XenApp
13 10 (0.88%) XenDesktop
14 8 (0.70%) Firmware
15 7 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
16 5 (0.44%) ProxySG
16 5 (0.44%) Snort
17 3 (0.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 93 (8.19%) Puppet
2 75 (6.61%) Ansible
2 75 (6.61%) SCCM
3 45 (3.96%) Nagios
4 39 (3.44%) Opscode Chef
5 38 (3.35%) vCenter Server
6 30 (2.64%) Kubernetes
6 30 (2.64%) Salt
7 23 (2.03%) WSUS
8 18 (1.59%) SCOM
9 16 (1.41%) Terraform
10 14 (1.23%) ZABBIX
11 13 (1.15%) Docker Swarm
11 13 (1.15%) HP ALM
11 13 (1.15%) OpenNMS
12 12 (1.06%) vRealize
13 11 (0.97%) Cisco LMS
13 11 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 11 (0.97%) Nessus
13 11 (0.97%) Opsview
Vendors
1 225 (19.82%) Microsoft
2 148 (13.04%) VMware
3 100 (8.81%) Cisco
4 62 (5.46%) Oracle
5 50 (4.41%) Atlassian
6 45 (3.96%) HP
7 39 (3.44%) SAP
8 38 (3.35%) Citrix
9 35 (3.08%) SolarWinds
10 31 (2.73%) EMC
10 31 (2.73%) Juniper
11 28 (2.47%) NetApp
11 28 (2.47%) Red Hat
12 19 (1.67%) Cloudera
13 14 (1.23%) ArcSight
14 13 (1.15%) Hortonworks
15 12 (1.06%) Autodesk
15 12 (1.06%) McAfee
16 10 (0.88%) Splunk
17 9 (0.79%) Tableau