Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 446 449 421
Rank change year-on-year +3 -28 +50
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 1,140 1,228 1,485
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.69% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.74% 2.78% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 613 832 926
UK median annual salary £46,000 £50,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% -6.54% +7.00%
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,500 £75,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year - -8.16% +6.52%

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 41,601 44,112 55,019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.78% 24.69% 27.14%
Number of salaries quoted 30,964 34,138 44,360
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Top 12 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 21 July 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 -1 1,115 £46,000 -8.00% 121
UK excluding London +9 907 £45,000 - 94
South West +2 482 £45,000 -5.26% 39
South East +1 282 £45,000 - 40
London -59 207 £50,000 -9.09% 28
East of England +37 67 £65,000 +18.18% 4
North West +23 61 £37,500 - 5
North of England +18 61 £37,500 - 6
Midlands -18 22 £48,000 -1.54% 4
West Midlands +12 20 £48,000 -4.00% 3
Scotland -11 4 £56,250 -
East Midlands +4 2 £55,500 +16.84% 1

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 1,140 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 573 (50.26%) C
3 401 (35.18%) SC Cleared
4 381 (33.42%) Agile Software Development
5 367 (32.19%) Windows
6 339 (29.74%) Java
7 336 (29.47%) Linux
8 331 (29.04%) Python
9 302 (26.49%) Software Engineering
10 282 (24.74%) Degree
11 238 (20.88%) C++
12 195 (17.11%) SQL
13 193 (16.93%) Microsoft
14 190 (16.67%) VMware
15 186 (16.32%) Continuous Integration
16 180 (15.79%) JavaScript
17 173 (15.18%) Cybersecurity
18 171 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
18 171 (15.00%) C#
19 151 (13.25%) Firewall
20 150 (13.16%) DevOps
21 148 (12.98%) Cisco Certification
22 145 (12.72%) Test Automation
23 141 (12.37%) Cisco
23 141 (12.37%) ITIL
23 141 (12.37%) Scrum
24 137 (12.02%) JIRA
25 129 (11.32%) TDD
26 125 (10.96%) Bash Shell
27 124 (10.88%) Service Management

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 78 (6.84%) Confluence
2 65 (5.70%) Elasticsearch
3 53 (4.65%) Apache Spark
4 32 (2.81%) SharePoint
5 30 (2.63%) Apache Pig
6 21 (1.84%) MS Exchange
7 18 (1.58%) Apache
8 14 (1.23%) IIS
9 13 (1.14%) JBoss
9 13 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (0.79%) Skype for Business
11 9 (0.79%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.53%) Alfresco
12 6 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.53%) Joomla!
13 5 (0.44%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 25 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.26%) Stata
4 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.088%) GIMP
5 1 (0.088%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.088%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.088%) assyst
3 1 (0.088%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 46 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.53%) Office 365
5 4 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.18%) GitHub
7 2 (0.18%) IaaS
7 2 (0.18%) PaaS
7 2 (0.18%) SaaS
7 2 (0.18%) Trello
8 1 (0.088%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.088%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.088%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.088%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.088%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 151 (13.25%) Firewall
2 89 (7.81%) Network Security
3 87 (7.63%) LAN
4 84 (7.37%) WAN
5 69 (6.05%) TCP/IP
6 45 (3.95%) Cisco Nexus
7 43 (3.77%) HTTP
8 42 (3.68%) DNS
9 38 (3.33%) SSL
10 37 (3.25%) DHCP
11 35 (3.07%) NX-OS
12 34 (2.98%) VoIP
13 31 (2.72%) BGP
14 29 (2.54%) Wireshark
15 28 (2.46%) VPN
16 24 (2.11%) Intrusion Detection
17 23 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
17 23 (2.02%) VLAN
18 22 (1.93%) Cisco IOS
19 21 (1.84%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (9.21%) Big Data
2 95 (8.33%) Hadoop
3 64 (5.61%) SQL Server
4 63 (5.53%) Apache Hive
5 48 (4.21%) MySQL
6 41 (3.60%) MongoDB
7 26 (2.28%) Apache Accumulo
7 26 (2.28%) Impala
8 21 (1.84%) Oracle Database
9 19 (1.67%) Relational Database
10 18 (1.58%) Geospatial Data
10 18 (1.58%) Neo4j
11 17 (1.49%) GIS
12 16 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
13 15 (1.32%) HBase
13 15 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (1.05%) Sqoop
15 11 (0.96%) NoSQL
16 6 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
17 5 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 137 (12.02%) JIRA
2 86 (7.54%) Jenkins
3 84 (7.37%) Selenium
4 81 (7.11%) Git (software)
5 74 (6.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 72 (6.32%) Bitbucket
7 42 (3.68%) Cucumber
8 40 (3.51%) JUnit
9 35 (3.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 28 (2.46%) CodeSonar
10 28 (2.46%) git-flow
10 28 (2.46%) Robot Framework
11 23 (2.02%) MSI
12 20 (1.75%) Eclipse
13 17 (1.49%) JMeter
14 13 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (1.05%) Visual Studio
15 12 (1.05%) WATIR
16 11 (0.96%) EasyMock
16 11 (0.96%) Maven
General
1 69 (6.05%) Military
2 60 (5.26%) Finance
3 34 (2.98%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.63%) Law
5 25 (2.19%) Marketing
6 19 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.58%) Electronics
8 17 (1.49%) Games
9 14 (1.23%) Legal
9 14 (1.23%) Retail
10 10 (0.88%) Aerospace
11 8 (0.70%) Back Office
11 8 (0.70%) Publishing
12 3 (0.26%) Automotive
12 3 (0.26%) Banking
13 1 (0.088%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 217 (19.04%) Software Engineer
2 105 (9.21%) Consultant
3 102 (8.95%) Developer
4 88 (7.72%) Analyst
5 86 (7.54%) Architect
6 79 (6.93%) Network Engineer
7 73 (6.40%) Java Engineer
8 69 (6.05%) Java Software Engineer
9 58 (5.09%) Systems Engineer
10 57 (5.00%) Java Developer
11 49 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 49 (4.30%) Software Developer
12 47 (4.12%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
13 43 (3.77%) C++ Software Engineer
13 43 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
14 39 (3.42%) Test Analyst
15 34 (2.98%) Security Consultant
15 34 (2.98%) Test Engineer
16 31 (2.72%) C# Software Engineer
17 29 (2.54%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (6.84%) Java EE
2 76 (6.67%) Django
3 73 (6.40%) AngularJS
4 69 (6.05%) Node.js
5 64 (5.61%) Spring
6 59 (5.18%) Web Services
7 58 (5.09%) HTML
8 52 (4.56%) .NET
8 52 (4.56%) JSF
9 47 (4.12%) CSS
10 43 (3.77%) REST
10 43 (3.77%) XML
11 40 (3.51%) .NET Framework
11 40 (3.51%) EJB
12 35 (3.07%) Hibernate
13 31 (2.72%) Spring MVC
14 30 (2.63%) J2EE
14 30 (2.63%) LAMP
14 30 (2.63%) SOAP
14 30 (2.63%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 114 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (7.72%) Computer Science
3 65 (5.70%) Management Information System
4 43 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
5 32 (2.81%) Data Centre
6 26 (2.28%) PKI
7 21 (1.84%) Linux Command Line
8 20 (1.75%) Driving Licence
9 19 (1.67%) Device Driver
9 19 (1.67%) User Experience
9 19 (1.67%) Wiki
10 18 (1.58%) CESG
10 18 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
11 16 (1.40%) Cyberthreat
12 11 (0.96%) Blackberry
12 11 (0.96%) Fat Client
12 11 (0.96%) Thin Client
13 9 (0.79%) PDA
14 7 (0.61%) iPhone
14 7 (0.61%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 367 (32.19%) Windows
2 336 (29.47%) Linux
3 111 (9.74%) Unix
4 69 (6.05%) Mac OS X
4 69 (6.05%) Windows 7
5 68 (5.96%) Android
6 66 (5.79%) Windows Server
7 47 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 46 (4.04%) CentOS
9 43 (3.77%) Apple iOS
10 39 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 37 (3.25%) Windows 10
12 36 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (1.05%) Solaris
14 7 (0.61%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.61%) Windows Phone
14 7 (0.61%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.35%) Fedora
16 2 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.18%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (33.42%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (26.49%) Software Engineering
3 186 (16.32%) Continuous Integration
4 173 (15.18%) Cybersecurity
5 150 (13.16%) DevOps
6 145 (12.72%) Test Automation
7 141 (12.37%) ITIL
7 141 (12.37%) Scrum
8 129 (11.32%) TDD
9 124 (10.88%) Service Management
10 113 (9.91%) Information Security
11 112 (9.82%) Project Management
12 106 (9.30%) Mentoring
13 94 (8.25%) Change Management
14 87 (7.63%) SDLC
15 86 (7.54%) Customer Requirements
15 86 (7.54%) User Stories
16 82 (7.19%) Open Source
17 76 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
18 72 (6.32%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 573 (50.26%) C
2 339 (29.74%) Java
3 331 (29.04%) Python
4 238 (20.88%) C++
5 195 (17.11%) SQL
6 180 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 171 (15.00%) C#
8 125 (10.96%) Bash Shell
9 123 (10.79%) PowerShell
10 64 (5.61%) Perl
11 52 (4.56%) Ruby
12 43 (3.77%) PHP
13 40 (3.51%) Objective-C
14 30 (2.63%) PL/SQL
15 17 (1.49%) Scala
16 13 (1.14%) VB
17 11 (0.96%) Rust
18 10 (0.88%) Go
18 10 (0.88%) MATLAB
18 10 (0.88%) R
Qualifications
1 1,140 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 401 (35.18%) SC Cleared
3 282 (24.74%) Degree
4 148 (12.98%) Cisco Certification
5 107 (9.39%) CCNA
6 76 (6.67%) CISSP
7 71 (6.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 62 (5.44%) MCSE
9 50 (4.39%) GIAC
9 50 (4.39%) SANS
10 47 (4.12%) CompTIA Security+
11 46 (4.04%) SSCP
12 43 (3.77%) Linux+ Certification
12 43 (3.77%) Network+ Certification
13 40 (3.51%) CCNP
14 32 (2.81%) Numerate Degree
15 26 (2.28%) ISTQB
16 22 (1.93%) APMP
17 21 (1.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 18 (1.58%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.47%) SLA
2 29 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 20 (1.75%) JSP 440
5 16 (1.40%) RMADS
6 15 (1.32%) QA
7 12 (1.05%) PMO
8 7 (0.61%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.61%) GDPR
8 7 (0.61%) Government Security Classifications
9 4 (0.35%) NIST 800
10 3 (0.26%) COBIT
10 3 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.088%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.088%) MISRA
System Software
1 171 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 104 (9.12%) Active Directory
3 83 (7.28%) Docker
4 70 (6.14%) vSphere
5 62 (5.44%) Hyper-V
6 41 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
7 33 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
8 26 (2.28%) VMware NSX
9 25 (2.19%) Apache Flume
10 24 (2.11%) HDFS
11 23 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
12 16 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
13 13 (1.14%) NFS
13 13 (1.14%) Samba
13 13 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
14 8 (0.70%) ProxySG
14 8 (0.70%) Terminal Services
14 8 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 95 (8.33%) Puppet
2 55 (4.82%) SCCM
3 53 (4.65%) Nagios
4 42 (3.68%) Cisco LMS
4 42 (3.68%) Opsview
5 36 (3.16%) SCOM
6 31 (2.72%) Salt
7 28 (2.46%) Ansible
7 28 (2.46%) Kibana
8 27 (2.37%) Cisco Prime
9 24 (2.11%) vCenter Server
10 22 (1.93%) WSUS
11 15 (1.32%) vRealize
12 11 (0.96%) Kubernetes
12 11 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
13 8 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 8 (0.70%) HP ALM
13 8 (0.70%) MOM
14 7 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 5 (0.44%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 193 (16.93%) Microsoft
2 190 (16.67%) VMware
3 141 (12.37%) Cisco
4 75 (6.58%) Atlassian
5 56 (4.91%) Oracle
6 51 (4.47%) Red Hat
7 24 (2.11%) Juniper
8 23 (2.02%) Cloudera
8 23 (2.02%) F5
9 22 (1.93%) Citrix
9 22 (1.93%) HP
10 21 (1.84%) McAfee
11 19 (1.67%) NetApp
12 16 (1.40%) EMC
12 16 (1.40%) SolarWinds
13 15 (1.32%) SAP
14 13 (1.14%) IBM
15 12 (1.05%) CA Agile Central
16 11 (0.96%) Dell
17 9 (0.79%) BT