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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 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 475 466 262
Rank change year-on-year -9 -204 +54
Permanent jobs citing DV Cleared 1,196 717 821
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.63% 1.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.80% 2.91% 5.87%
Number of salaries quoted 662 518 590
10th Percentile £35,000 £38,600 £35,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £43,750 £38,475
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,000 £55,000 £54,380
Median % change year-on-year +1.82% +1.14% +4.58%
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 42,646 24,597 13,979
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.25% 21.50% 22.08%
Number of salaries quoted 18,014 14,167 10,446
10th Percentile £30,756 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.08% +1.05% +5.56%

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 12 August 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 12 August 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 -31 1,046 £57,500 +4.55% 135
UK excluding London +20 886 £55,000 - 120
Work from Home -21 429 £62,500 +4.17% 28
South West +2 324 £56,000 +1.82% 40
South East +39 291 £55,500 -11.20% 42
London -128 205 £58,637 -3.08% 19
East of England -8 84 £60,000 +33.33% 11
Midlands -29 79 £47,000 -10.48% 13
West Midlands -30 73 £45,336 -13.65% 10
North of England -55 50 £50,250 +0.50% 8
North West -63 48 £43,988 -12.03% 7
Wales +22 41 £70,000 +16.67% 6
Scotland -24 40 £48,000 +0.52% 1
East Midlands -23 6 £55,000 +37.50% 3
Yorkshire - 6 £110,000 -
North East - 4 £110,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 12 August 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 1,196 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 550 (45.99%) SC Cleared
3 343 (28.68%) Social Skills
4 277 (23.16%) Agile
5 250 (20.90%) Cybersecurity
6 213 (17.81%) Degree
7 211 (17.64%) Linux
8 200 (16.72%) Finance
9 190 (15.89%) Windows
10 189 (15.80%) Python
11 185 (15.47%) Software Engineering
12 183 (15.30%) DevOps
13 161 (13.46%) Project Management
13 161 (13.46%) Project Delivery
14 159 (13.29%) AWS
15 156 (13.04%) Azure
16 152 (12.71%) Firewall
17 149 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
18 148 (12.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 147 (12.29%) Systems Engineering
19 147 (12.29%) Microsoft
20 143 (11.96%) Java
21 128 (10.70%) Cisco
22 123 (10.28%) C#
23 116 (9.70%) Docker
24 115 (9.62%) Ansible
24 115 (9.62%) Military
25 112 (9.36%) Cisco Certification
26 111 (9.28%) ITIL
27 107 (8.95%) Problem-Solving

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 81 (6.77%) SharePoint
2 32 (2.68%) MS Exchange
3 24 (2.01%) Apache
4 18 (1.51%) Confluence
5 13 (1.09%) ArcGIS
6 12 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (0.84%) Jetty
8 10 (0.84%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.59%) IIS
10 5 (0.42%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.17%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.084%) CMS
12 1 (0.084%) nginx
Applications
1 73 (6.10%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.59%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.33%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 159 (13.29%) AWS
2 156 (13.04%) Azure
3 43 (3.60%) GCP
4 31 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
6 15 (1.25%) Azure DevOps
7 11 (0.92%) Microsoft 365
8 10 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (0.84%) IaaS
9 8 (0.67%) Amazon EKS
9 8 (0.67%) Azure AKS
9 8 (0.67%) SaaS
10 6 (0.50%) Azure Monitor
10 6 (0.50%) PaaS
11 4 (0.33%) Azure Machine Learning
12 3 (0.25%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.17%) Firebase
13 2 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 152 (12.71%) Firewall
2 77 (6.44%) TCP/IP
3 65 (5.43%) DNS
4 59 (4.93%) Cisco ASA
5 55 (4.60%) Broadband
6 48 (4.01%) Network Security
7 43 (3.60%) DHCP
8 23 (1.92%) LAN
9 22 (1.84%) WAN
10 21 (1.76%) Wireshark
11 20 (1.67%) VPN
12 15 (1.25%) OSPF
13 14 (1.17%) BGP
13 14 (1.17%) Intrusion Detection
14 13 (1.09%) MPLS
14 13 (1.09%) SMS
15 12 (1.00%) Skype
16 11 (0.92%) Internet
17 10 (0.84%) IPv4
18 9 (0.75%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (2.42%) Big Data
2 25 (2.09%) SQL Server
3 15 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (1.17%) MongoDB
5 12 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (0.75%) Data Lake
7 8 (0.67%) NoSQL
8 7 (0.59%) GIS
8 7 (0.59%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.17%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.084%) Flink
12 1 (0.084%) Geospatial Data
12 1 (0.084%) Neo4j
12 1 (0.084%) Spatial Data
12 1 (0.084%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 63 (5.27%) Git (software)
2 46 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 31 (2.59%) JIRA
4 18 (1.51%) Rational DOORS
5 17 (1.42%) Artifactory
6 15 (1.25%) JSUnit
6 15 (1.25%) Visual Studio
6 15 (1.25%) webpack
7 10 (0.84%) Bitbucket
7 10 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.33%) Postman
10 3 (0.25%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.25%) Cypress.io
10 3 (0.25%) GitLab
10 3 (0.25%) Selenium
11 2 (0.17%) JMeter
11 2 (0.17%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.17%) Robot Framework
11 2 (0.17%) Subversion
General
1 343 (28.68%) Social Skills
2 200 (16.72%) Finance
3 149 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
4 148 (12.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 115 (9.62%) Military
6 83 (6.94%) Law
7 78 (6.52%) Aerospace
7 78 (6.52%) Public Sector
8 74 (6.19%) Electronics
9 50 (4.18%) Police
10 47 (3.93%) Telecoms
11 24 (2.01%) Organisational Skills
12 22 (1.84%) Banking
12 22 (1.84%) Marketing
13 19 (1.59%) Aviation
13 19 (1.59%) Manufacturing
14 17 (1.42%) Presentation Skills
15 16 (1.34%) Fire and Rescue
16 10 (0.84%) Influencing Skills
16 10 (0.84%) Legal
Job Titles
1 139 (11.62%) Software Engineer
2 120 (10.03%) Architect
3 101 (8.44%) Project Manager
4 75 (6.27%) Systems Engineer
5 70 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 63 (5.27%) Analyst
7 62 (5.18%) Network Engineer
8 48 (4.01%) DevOps Engineer
8 48 (4.01%) Senior Manager
9 45 (3.76%) Security Engineer
10 44 (3.68%) Support Engineer
11 41 (3.43%) Security Architect
11 41 (3.43%) Security Manager
12 39 (3.26%) Consultant
12 39 (3.26%) Developer
12 39 (3.26%) Senior Project Manager
13 38 (3.18%) Network Architect
14 35 (2.93%) Graduate
15 33 (2.76%) Graduate Software Engineer
16 32 (2.68%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (5.43%) HTML
2 64 (5.35%) .NET
3 46 (3.85%) React
4 44 (3.68%) Spring
5 43 (3.60%) XML
6 37 (3.09%) EJB
6 37 (3.09%) Java EE
6 37 (3.09%) JDBC
6 37 (3.09%) JSF
6 37 (3.09%) JSP
6 37 (3.09%) SOAP
7 35 (2.93%) HTML5
8 33 (2.76%) ODBC
9 32 (2.68%) Kafka
10 27 (2.26%) Node.js
11 26 (2.17%) CSS
12 23 (1.92%) LDAP
13 21 (1.76%) Elastic Stack
14 18 (1.51%) SAML
15 17 (1.42%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 87 (7.27%) Cyberattack
1 87 (7.27%) Management Information System
2 75 (6.27%) Cyberthreat
3 52 (4.35%) PKI
4 47 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
5 34 (2.84%) Data Centre
6 21 (1.76%) Driving Licence
7 20 (1.67%) Public Cloud
8 19 (1.59%) Cybercrime
9 18 (1.51%) Hackathon
9 18 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
10 16 (1.34%) Algorithms
11 15 (1.25%) FPGA
11 15 (1.25%) Video\Live Streaming
12 13 (1.09%) Cyber Defence
13 12 (1.00%) Replication
14 11 (0.92%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.92%) User Experience
15 10 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
15 10 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 211 (17.64%) Linux
2 190 (15.89%) Windows
3 74 (6.19%) Windows Server
4 43 (3.60%) Android
5 34 (2.84%) Unix
6 33 (2.76%) Apple iOS
7 32 (2.68%) Windows 10
8 28 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (1.51%) Windows Server 2016
11 13 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (1.09%) Windows Server 2019
12 7 (0.59%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.42%) CentOS
14 3 (0.25%) Solaris
14 3 (0.25%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.17%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.17%) VMS
16 1 (0.084%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (23.16%) Agile
2 250 (20.90%) Cybersecurity
3 185 (15.47%) Software Engineering
4 183 (15.30%) DevOps
5 161 (13.46%) Project Delivery
5 161 (13.46%) Project Management
6 147 (12.29%) Systems Engineering
7 111 (9.28%) ITIL
8 107 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
9 85 (7.11%) Analytics
9 85 (7.11%) Service Management
10 81 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 80 (6.69%) Information Security
12 77 (6.44%) Test Automation
13 75 (6.27%) Mentoring
13 75 (6.27%) Service Delivery
14 74 (6.19%) Scrum
15 72 (6.02%) Coaching
16 68 (5.69%) SIEM
17 66 (5.52%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 189 (15.80%) Python
2 143 (11.96%) Java
3 123 (10.28%) C#
4 106 (8.86%) C++
5 78 (6.52%) C
6 73 (6.10%) JavaScript
7 65 (5.43%) PowerShell
8 45 (3.76%) SQL
9 44 (3.68%) Bash
10 35 (2.93%) Ruby
11 19 (1.59%) Scala
12 16 (1.34%) MATLAB
13 15 (1.25%) Go
14 10 (0.84%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.75%) TypeScript
15 9 (0.75%) VB
16 8 (0.67%) Objective-C
17 7 (0.59%) Assembly Language
17 7 (0.59%) sed
18 6 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,196 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 550 (45.99%) SC Cleared
3 213 (17.81%) Degree
4 112 (9.36%) Cisco Certification
5 68 (5.69%) CISSP
6 64 (5.35%) CCNA
7 50 (4.18%) HNC
8 48 (4.01%) CCNP
9 45 (3.76%) BPSS Clearance
10 33 (2.76%) CISM
11 26 (2.17%) RHCE
12 24 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
13 21 (1.76%) CEH
14 20 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
15 19 (1.59%) CTC Cleared
16 17 (1.42%) CESG Certified Professional
16 17 (1.42%) MAPM
16 17 (1.42%) Master's Degree
17 13 (1.09%) CISA
18 12 (1.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (7.94%) JSP 440
2 57 (4.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (4.35%) NCSC
4 46 (3.85%) Accessibility
5 34 (2.84%) PMO
5 34 (2.84%) RMADS
6 30 (2.51%) SLA
7 25 (2.09%) QA
8 22 (1.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 18 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 13 (1.09%) GDPR
11 11 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
11 11 (0.92%) NIST
12 10 (0.84%) Government Security Classifications
13 7 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 7 (0.59%) GRC
14 4 (0.33%) Def Stans
15 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
16 2 (0.17%) HMG Infosec
16 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 116 (9.70%) Docker
2 91 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (7.44%) Active Directory
4 23 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
5 17 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (1.25%) Hyper-V
6 15 (1.25%) LXC
7 13 (1.09%) vSphere
7 13 (1.09%) XenDesktop
8 12 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (0.92%) VMware NSX
10 5 (0.42%) Firmware
11 4 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.33%) Snort
11 4 (0.33%) XenApp
12 3 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.17%) Embedded Firmware
14 1 (0.084%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.084%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 115 (9.62%) Ansible
2 74 (6.19%) Kubernetes
3 33 (2.76%) SCCM
4 29 (2.42%) Terraform
5 26 (2.17%) WSUS
6 22 (1.84%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 22 (1.84%) SCOM
7 21 (1.76%) Puppet
8 17 (1.42%) Nexpose
9 12 (1.00%) logstash
10 9 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (0.67%) Consul
11 8 (0.67%) Istio
12 7 (0.59%) vCenter Server
13 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
14 5 (0.42%) Backup Exec
14 5 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
15 4 (0.33%) Kibana
15 4 (0.33%) Suricata
15 4 (0.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 147 (12.29%) Microsoft
2 128 (10.70%) Cisco
3 101 (8.44%) VMware
4 93 (7.78%) Palo Alto
5 61 (5.10%) BT
6 60 (5.02%) SolarWinds
7 39 (3.26%) Citrix
8 34 (2.84%) Google
9 23 (1.92%) Juniper
10 21 (1.76%) Oracle
10 21 (1.76%) Splunk
11 20 (1.67%) IBM
12 19 (1.59%) CheckPoint
13 17 (1.42%) Centrify
13 17 (1.42%) QinetiQ
14 16 (1.34%) Red Hat
15 15 (1.25%) McAfee
16 14 (1.17%) Atlassian
16 14 (1.17%) HP
17 13 (1.09%) TippingPoint