Period
to 29 February 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 29 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Government Security Classifications (GSC)
UK
6 months to
29 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 993 1109 1191
Rank change year-on-year +116 +82 +11
Permanent jobs citing Government Security Classifications 16 8 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.005% 0.009%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.10% 0.038% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 9
UK median annual salary £49,310 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.95% +3.85% +1.56%
10th Percentile £42,740 £56,500 £36,750
90th Percentile £89,875 £94,375 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary - £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +3.85% +16.59%

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 15,299 21,019 22,588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.52% 13.90% 12.82%
Number of salaries quoted 11,800 15,391 17,638
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Government Security Classifications
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Government Security Classifications in the UK

Government Security Classifications
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Government Security Classifications.

Salary trend for Government Security Classifications in the UK

Government Security Classifications
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Government Security Classifications over the 6 months to 29 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Government Security Classifications in the UK

Government Security Classifications
Top 5 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 29 February 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 +112 16 £49,310 -26.95% 2
London - 15 £49,310 - 2
UK excluding London +108 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 February 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 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) ZABBIX
2 6 (37.50%) Open Source
2 6 (37.50%) Confluence
2 6 (37.50%) REST
2 6 (37.50%) User Stories
2 6 (37.50%) DevOps
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Ubuntu
2 6 (37.50%) JIRA
2 6 (37.50%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) SOAP
2 6 (37.50%) XML
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) EAI
2 6 (37.50%) Data Modelling
2 6 (37.50%) SOA
2 6 (37.50%) HTTP
2 6 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 6 (37.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 6 (37.50%) Public Cloud
2 6 (37.50%) Technical Leadership
2 6 (37.50%) Technology Roadmap
2 6 (37.50%) NCSC
2 6 (37.50%) AWS
2 6 (37.50%) Red Hat Fuse
2 6 (37.50%) Amazon GuardDuty
3 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) Public Sector
3 5 (31.25%) Police

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 6 (37.50%) Confluence
1 6 (37.50%) Red Hat Fuse
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 6 (37.50%) Amazon GuardDuty
1 6 (37.50%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) HTTP
2 5 (31.25%) Internet
2 5 (31.25%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) JIRA
General
1 5 (31.25%) Police
1 5 (31.25%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Architect
1 6 (37.50%) Technical Architect
2 5 (31.25%) ICT Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Java Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Java Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) REST
1 6 (37.50%) SOAP
1 6 (37.50%) XML
2 5 (31.25%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Public Cloud
2 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
2 5 (31.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
1 6 (37.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (37.50%) Data Modelling
1 6 (37.50%) DevOps
1 6 (37.50%) EAI
1 6 (37.50%) Open Source
1 6 (37.50%) SOA
1 6 (37.50%) Technical Leadership
1 6 (37.50%) Technology Roadmap
1 6 (37.50%) User Stories
2 5 (31.25%) Asset Management
2 5 (31.25%) Biometrics
2 5 (31.25%) Cryptography
2 5 (31.25%) Customer-Centricity
2 5 (31.25%) Incident Management
2 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
2 5 (31.25%) Product Management
2 5 (31.25%) Records Management
2 5 (31.25%) Service Management
2 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (31.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) NCSC
2 5 (31.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Red Hat