Period
to 14 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Government Security Classifications skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Government Security Classifications over the 6 months to 14 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Government Security Classifications (GSC)
UK
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 796 1116 1189
Rank change year-on-year +320 +73 +26
Permanent jobs citing Government Security Classifications 13 4 19
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.003% 0.011%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.14% 0.020% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 14
Median annual salary £88,750 £55,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +61.36% -12.00% +38.89%
10th Percentile £75,500 £55,000 £43,350
90th Percentile £93,250 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £80,000 £55,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +45.45% -12.00% +38.89%

Government Security Classifications is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 9,206 19,933 23,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.19% 13.65% 12.99%
Number of salaries quoted 7,001 14,636 17,708
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £28,125
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%

Government Security Classifications
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Government Security Classifications as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Government Security Classifications in the UK

Government Security Classifications
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Government Security Classifications.

Salary trend for Government Security Classifications in the UK

Government Security Classifications
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Government Security Classifications over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Government Security Classifications in the UK

Government Security Classifications
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Government Security Classifications within the UK over the 6 months to 14 July 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 +283 13 £88,750 +61.36% 2
London - 7 £90,000 - 2
UK excluding London +235 6 £80,000 +45.45%
South East +158 5 £80,000 +45.45%
North of England - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, IT jobs citing Government Security Classifications 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 Government Security Classifications.

1 10 (76.92%) Public Cloud
2 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
3 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
4 7 (53.85%) Red Hat
4 7 (53.85%) Java
4 7 (53.85%) SOAP
4 7 (53.85%) XML
4 7 (53.85%) Linux
4 7 (53.85%) EAI
4 7 (53.85%) Data Modelling
4 7 (53.85%) SOA
4 7 (53.85%) HTTP
4 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (53.85%) Ubuntu
4 7 (53.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 7 (53.85%) REST
4 7 (53.85%) User Stories
4 7 (53.85%) DevOps
4 7 (53.85%) ZABBIX
4 7 (53.85%) AWS
4 7 (53.85%) Open Source
4 7 (53.85%) Confluence
4 7 (53.85%) JIRA
4 7 (53.85%) Technical Leadership
4 7 (53.85%) Technology Roadmap
4 7 (53.85%) NCSC
4 7 (53.85%) Public Sector
4 7 (53.85%) Red Hat Fuse
4 7 (53.85%) Amazon GuardDuty
5 4 (30.77%) Customer-Centricity

Government Security Classifications
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 7 (53.85%) Confluence
1 7 (53.85%) Red Hat Fuse
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 7 (53.85%) Amazon GuardDuty
1 7 (53.85%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) JIRA
General
1 7 (53.85%) Public Sector
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Police
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Architect
2 7 (53.85%) Technical Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Java Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Java Technical Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Compliance Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Security Compliance Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Security Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Operational Security Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Security Operations Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Technical Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) REST
1 7 (53.85%) SOAP
1 7 (53.85%) XML
2 4 (30.77%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (76.92%) Public Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
1 7 (53.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) Data Modelling
1 7 (53.85%) DevOps
1 7 (53.85%) EAI
1 7 (53.85%) Open Source
1 7 (53.85%) SOA
1 7 (53.85%) Technical Leadership
1 7 (53.85%) Technology Roadmap
1 7 (53.85%) User Stories
2 4 (30.77%) Biometrics
2 4 (30.77%) Customer-Centricity
2 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
2 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
2 4 (30.77%) Product Management
2 4 (30.77%) Programme Management
2 4 (30.77%) Service Management
2 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (23.08%) Presales
4 2 (15.38%) Information Security
5 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) CCDP
4 1 (7.69%) CCIE
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.69%) ISEB
4 1 (7.69%) LPIC
4 1 (7.69%) MCSE
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.69%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) NCSC
2 4 (30.77%) GDPR
2 4 (30.77%) QA
3 3 (23.08%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (23.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 3 (23.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft