Period
to 19 September 2017

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 19 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Government Security Classifications (GSC)
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1171 1241 1297
Rank change year-on-year +70 +56 +40
Permanent jobs citing Government Security Classifications 10 8 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.046% 0.031% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 13
UK median annual salary £53,750 £100,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -46.25% +48.15% -5.59%
10th Percentile £35,000 £46,250 £56,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £100,000 £75,550
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £47,500 £62,750
% change year-on-year +13.16% -24.30% -

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 21790 25429 27995
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.30% 13.11% 12.76%
Number of salaries quoted 16201 20174 22187
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £27,261 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 19 September 2017.

Salary histogram for Government Security Classifications in the UK

Government Security Classifications
Top 4 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 19 September 2017. 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
UK excluding London +57 10 £53,750 +13.16% 1
England +56 5 £42,500 -57.50%
Scotland - 5 £62,500 - 1
South West - 5 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 September 2017, IT jobs citing Government Security Classifications also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Government Security Classifications.

1 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) C
3 5 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (50.00%) CISSP
3 5 (50.00%) RMADS
3 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (40.00%) Regular Expression
4 4 (40.00%) Big Data
4 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Hadoop
4 4 (40.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 4 (40.00%) Pattern Matching
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Data Management
5 2 (20.00%) Apache
5 2 (20.00%) CGI
5 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (20.00%) Aerospace
5 2 (20.00%) Analytics
6 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (10.00%) ISMS
6 1 (10.00%) Information Security
6 1 (10.00%) Information Security Management
6 1 (10.00%) Security Management
6 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (10.00%) Degree

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 2 (20.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Big Data
1 4 (40.00%) Hadoop
General
1 2 (20.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Security Manager
2 5 (50.00%) Product Manager
2 5 (50.00%) Security Product Manager
3 4 (40.00%) Data Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Information Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Regular Expression
2 2 (20.00%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
1 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Data Management
2 4 (40.00%) Pattern Matching
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Optimisation
2 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Analytics
3 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security Management
4 1 (10.00%) ISMS
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) CISSP
2 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) RMADS
2 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001