Period
to 3 August 2020

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 3 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 250 310 458
Rank change year-on-year +60 +148 +2
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 852 1,529 1,156
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 1.06% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.74% 4.41% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 460 997 648
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £71,800
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -

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 14,831 34,677 41,191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.05% 24.06% 23.80%
Number of salaries quoted 10,729 25,185 30,588
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 2020. 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 +55 836 £55,000 +4.76% 122
UK excluding London +41 654 £55,000 +10.00% 88
South West -7 291 £55,000 +10.00% 32
South East +67 231 £56,250 +7.14% 31
London +132 189 £57,500 +4.55% 38
Midlands +112 75 £46,000 -27.56% 13
North of England +154 50 £50,000 -9.09% 2
West Midlands +67 46 £47,500 -25.20% 11
North West +128 45 £50,000 -13.04% 2
East Midlands +111 36 £47,500 - 2
East of England +107 19 £52,500 +16.67% 7
Work from Home +50 12 £51,000 -11.30% 1
Scotland - 7 £61,250 - 1
Yorkshire +120 5 £46,750 +33.57%
Wales +31 2 £51,000 +2.00% 3

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, 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.

1 852 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 404 (47.42%) Agile Software Development
3 358 (42.02%) SC Cleared
4 207 (24.30%) Java
5 172 (20.19%) Python
6 170 (19.95%) Linux
7 155 (18.19%) Microsoft
8 149 (17.49%) Cybersecurity
9 143 (16.78%) DevOps
10 138 (16.20%) Windows
11 136 (15.96%) Software Engineering
11 136 (15.96%) Degree
12 135 (15.85%) C
13 131 (15.38%) VMware
14 129 (15.14%) C++
15 120 (14.08%) Active Directory
16 102 (11.97%) Big Data
17 96 (11.27%) C#
18 95 (11.15%) Data Science
19 89 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
20 86 (10.09%) Docker
21 84 (9.86%) Machine Learning
22 83 (9.74%) SCCM
23 80 (9.39%) JavaScript
24 79 (9.27%) ITIL
25 78 (9.15%) Back Office
25 78 (9.15%) SQL
26 77 (9.04%) Scrum
26 77 (9.04%) Windows Server
27 75 (8.80%) Scaled Agile Framework

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 43 (5.05%) Confluence
2 29 (3.40%) Elasticsearch
2 29 (3.40%) SharePoint
3 24 (2.82%) Apache
4 23 (2.70%) Apache Spark
5 19 (2.23%) Apache Solr
6 18 (2.11%) JBoss
7 13 (1.53%) MS Exchange
8 9 (1.06%) IIS
8 9 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.94%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.82%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.82%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.70%) WildFly
12 3 (0.35%) SAS
13 2 (0.23%) Moodle
14 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
14 1 (0.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 28 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 28 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.47%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.23%) Gephi
6 1 (0.12%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.12%) Simulink
6 1 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 74 (8.69%) Azure
2 73 (8.57%) AWS
3 21 (2.46%) SaaS
4 18 (2.11%) IaaS
5 17 (2.00%) PaaS
6 9 (1.06%) GCP
7 8 (0.94%) Office 365
8 7 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.70%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.70%) Serverless
10 5 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.47%) Trello
12 3 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.35%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 3 (0.35%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.35%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.23%) Azure Stack
13 2 (0.23%) BlazeMeter
13 2 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 60 (7.04%) LAN
2 59 (6.92%) Firewall
3 57 (6.69%) DNS
4 52 (6.10%) DHCP
5 50 (5.87%) WAN
6 31 (3.64%) TCP/IP
7 23 (2.70%) Network Security
7 23 (2.70%) VPN
8 21 (2.46%) Internet
9 15 (1.76%) HTTP
9 15 (1.76%) OSPF
10 13 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (1.53%) Cisco IOS
10 13 (1.53%) WLAN
11 12 (1.41%) BGP
11 12 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (1.41%) VLAN
11 12 (1.41%) Wireshark
12 11 (1.29%) SAN
13 8 (0.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (11.97%) Big Data
2 54 (6.34%) MongoDB
3 46 (5.40%) Hadoop
4 41 (4.81%) SQL Server
5 24 (2.82%) NoSQL
6 20 (2.35%) MySQL
7 19 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (1.53%) Apache Accumulo
9 10 (1.17%) Geospatial Data
9 10 (1.17%) GIS
10 9 (1.06%) Neo4j
10 9 (1.06%) SQLite
11 6 (0.70%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.59%) DB2
13 4 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 69 (8.10%) Jenkins
2 63 (7.39%) JIRA
3 26 (3.05%) Selenium
4 22 (2.58%) Git (software)
5 20 (2.35%) Cucumber
6 18 (2.11%) Eclipse
7 16 (1.88%) Bitbucket
8 14 (1.64%) JUnit
8 14 (1.64%) Visual Studio
9 13 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (1.41%) LoadRunner
11 10 (1.17%) JMeter
11 10 (1.17%) Maven
11 10 (1.17%) Rational DOORS
12 9 (1.06%) git-flow
12 9 (1.06%) GitLab
12 9 (1.06%) SoapUI
13 8 (0.94%) eggPlant
14 7 (0.82%) IDA Disassembler
14 7 (0.82%) TestRail
General
1 78 (9.15%) Back Office
2 67 (7.86%) Legal
3 61 (7.16%) Public Sector
4 44 (5.16%) Law
5 39 (4.58%) Finance
6 33 (3.87%) Military
7 32 (3.76%) Police
8 19 (2.23%) Aerospace
9 15 (1.76%) Electronics
10 12 (1.41%) Manufacturing
11 11 (1.29%) Telecoms
12 9 (1.06%) Retail
13 5 (0.59%) Advertising
14 4 (0.47%) Games
14 4 (0.47%) Marketing
15 2 (0.23%) Local Government
16 1 (0.12%) Avionics
16 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 111 (13.03%) Architect
2 93 (10.92%) Developer
3 88 (10.33%) Software Engineer
4 79 (9.27%) Analyst
5 41 (4.81%) Solutions Architect
6 38 (4.46%) Business Analyst
7 37 (4.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 36 (4.23%) Java Developer
9 35 (4.11%) Consultant
10 33 (3.87%) Server Engineer
10 33 (3.87%) Software Developer
11 20 (2.35%) Security Architect
11 20 (2.35%) Team Leader
11 20 (2.35%) Test Engineer
12 19 (2.23%) Infrastructure Team Leader
12 19 (2.23%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
13 18 (2.11%) Network Engineer
14 17 (2.00%) Data Engineer
14 17 (2.00%) Support Engineer
15 16 (1.88%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (5.75%) Spring
2 37 (4.34%) AngularJS
3 34 (3.99%) Node.js
4 33 (3.87%) Kafka
5 31 (3.64%) .NET
6 28 (3.29%) HTML
7 25 (2.93%) React
8 23 (2.70%) Apache NiFi
9 19 (2.23%) Java EE
9 19 (2.23%) Natural Language Processing
9 19 (2.23%) Spring Boot
9 19 (2.23%) XML
10 16 (1.88%) CSS
10 16 (1.88%) JSON
11 15 (1.76%) .NET Framework
11 15 (1.76%) Web Services
12 14 (1.64%) REST
13 12 (1.41%) HTML5
14 11 (1.29%) Middleware
15 10 (1.17%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 59 (6.92%) Data Centre
2 57 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (5.40%) Management Information System
4 31 (3.64%) PKI
5 30 (3.52%) Cyberthreat
6 27 (3.17%) Driving Licence
7 20 (2.35%) CESG
8 19 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (2.11%) Cloud Native
9 18 (2.11%) CMDB
9 18 (2.11%) Cyberattack
10 16 (1.88%) Cybercrime
11 15 (1.76%) Clustering
12 14 (1.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 12 (1.41%) Cyber Defence
14 11 (1.29%) Public Cloud
15 10 (1.17%) Internet of Things
15 10 (1.17%) User Experience
16 9 (1.06%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 9 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 170 (19.95%) Linux
2 138 (16.20%) Windows
3 77 (9.04%) Windows Server
4 41 (4.81%) Windows Server 2016
5 36 (4.23%) CentOS
6 35 (4.11%) Unix
7 33 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (2.82%) Windows 10
10 21 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (1.17%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.94%) Solaris
13 7 (0.82%) AIX
13 7 (0.82%) Android
13 7 (0.82%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.59%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.47%) Fedora
16 3 (0.35%) Debian
17 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (47.42%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (17.49%) Cybersecurity
3 143 (16.78%) DevOps
4 136 (15.96%) Software Engineering
5 95 (11.15%) Data Science
6 84 (9.86%) Machine Learning
7 79 (9.27%) ITIL
8 77 (9.04%) Scrum
9 75 (8.80%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 72 (8.45%) Technical Leadership
11 71 (8.33%) Information Security
12 67 (7.86%) OO
13 59 (6.92%) Artificial Intelligence
13 59 (6.92%) Information Assurance
14 56 (6.57%) Mentoring
15 55 (6.46%) Project Management
16 53 (6.22%) Open Source
17 49 (5.75%) Business Development
18 46 (5.40%) Analytics
18 46 (5.40%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 207 (24.30%) Java
2 172 (20.19%) Python
3 135 (15.85%) C
4 129 (15.14%) C++
5 96 (11.27%) C#
6 80 (9.39%) JavaScript
7 78 (9.15%) SQL
8 71 (8.33%) PowerShell
9 49 (5.75%) Bash Shell
10 26 (3.05%) Java 8
11 22 (2.58%) R
12 20 (2.35%) Scala
13 19 (2.23%) VB
14 12 (1.41%) MATLAB
15 10 (1.17%) PHP
16 9 (1.06%) Perl
16 9 (1.06%) Ruby
17 8 (0.94%) Shell Script
18 5 (0.59%) Go
18 5 (0.59%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 852 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 358 (42.02%) SC Cleared
3 136 (15.96%) Degree
4 50 (5.87%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (5.40%) CISSP
6 39 (4.58%) CCNA
7 28 (3.29%) CESG Certified Professional
8 26 (3.05%) CISM
9 20 (2.35%) CCNP
10 16 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (1.76%) MCSE
12 14 (1.64%) GIAC
13 13 (1.53%) HND
14 12 (1.41%) CISA
15 10 (1.17%) CCDP
16 9 (1.06%) CLAS
16 9 (1.06%) SANS
17 8 (0.94%) ISTQB
17 8 (0.94%) TOGAF Certification
18 7 (0.82%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (6.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (3.64%) SLA
3 23 (2.70%) NIST
4 21 (2.46%) JSP 440
5 20 (2.35%) NCSC
6 19 (2.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (2.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 16 (1.88%) NIST 800
9 10 (1.17%) QA
10 6 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.59%) RMADS
12 4 (0.47%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.12%) GPG13
13 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 120 (14.08%) Active Directory
2 89 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (10.09%) Docker
4 50 (5.87%) Hyper-V
5 28 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (2.70%) vSphere
7 22 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (2.35%) Virtual Desktop
9 13 (1.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 13 (1.53%) VMware Server
10 12 (1.41%) Firmware
11 11 (1.29%) VirtualBox
12 9 (1.06%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.47%) NFS
13 4 (0.47%) Samba
13 4 (0.47%) Xen
14 3 (0.35%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.35%) PowerHA
14 3 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 83 (9.74%) SCCM
2 71 (8.33%) Ansible
3 66 (7.75%) WSUS
4 63 (7.39%) SCOM
5 30 (3.52%) Terraform
6 28 (3.29%) Puppet
7 27 (3.17%) Kubernetes
7 27 (3.17%) NetBackup
7 27 (3.17%) SCVMM
8 24 (2.82%) EMC NetWorker
9 13 (1.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 10 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (1.06%) Salt
12 8 (0.94%) vRealize
13 7 (0.82%) vCenter Server
13 7 (0.82%) WhatsUp Gold
14 6 (0.70%) HP ALM
14 6 (0.70%) Nagios
15 5 (0.59%) Nessus
15 5 (0.59%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 155 (18.19%) Microsoft
2 131 (15.38%) VMware
3 72 (8.45%) Cisco
4 47 (5.52%) Oracle
5 40 (4.69%) Red Hat
6 35 (4.11%) HP
7 32 (3.76%) Citrix
8 31 (3.64%) Juniper
9 30 (3.52%) EMC
10 28 (3.29%) Atlassian
10 28 (3.29%) Symantec
11 19 (2.23%) Google
12 14 (1.64%) SolarWinds
13 11 (1.29%) Splunk
14 9 (1.06%) NetApp
15 8 (0.94%) BMC
15 8 (0.94%) Dell
16 7 (0.82%) McAfee
16 7 (0.82%) Palo Alto
17 6 (0.70%) LogRhythm