Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Government Security Classifications (GSC)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1156 1175 1265
Rank change year-on-year +19 +90 +39
Permanent jobs citing Government Security Classifications 11 4 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.002% 0.008%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.050% 0.018% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 14
UK median annual salary £65,000 £55,750 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.59% -23.10% +2.47%
10th Percentile £62,500 £46,250 £49,900
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +36.84% -5.00% -28.57%

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 21,996 22,016 27,061
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.68% 12.61% 12.97%
Number of salaries quoted 17,019 17,424 21,487
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +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
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 22 January 2018. 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 +27 11 £65,000 +16.59% 3
UK excluding London +6 9 £65,000 +36.84% 3
South East +13 5 £65,000 +36.84% 3
East of England - 4 £65,000 -
London -4 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) Information Security Management
2 6 (54.55%) Security Management
2 6 (54.55%) CISM
2 6 (54.55%) CISSP
2 6 (54.55%) Information Security
2 6 (54.55%) CISMP
2 6 (54.55%) SIEM
2 6 (54.55%) Vulnerability Management
2 6 (54.55%) Security Operations
2 6 (54.55%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (27.27%) LPIC
3 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) OSCP
3 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (27.27%) MCSE
3 3 (27.27%) CCIE
3 3 (27.27%) CCDP
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) SAN
4 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (18.18%) HP Storage
4 2 (18.18%) Marketing
4 2 (18.18%) 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:

Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (18.18%) SAN
General
1 2 (18.18%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Security Manager
2 5 (45.45%) Information Manager
2 5 (45.45%) Information Security Manager
3 3 (27.27%) Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (18.18%) HP Storage
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Information Security
1 6 (54.55%) Information Security Management
1 6 (54.55%) Security Management
1 6 (54.55%) Security Operations
1 6 (54.55%) SIEM
1 6 (54.55%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (18.18%) Server Building
4 1 (9.09%) People Management
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Strategic Thinking
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) CISM
1 6 (54.55%) CISMP
1 6 (54.55%) CISSP
2 3 (27.27%) CCDP
2 3 (27.27%) CCIE
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) LPIC
2 3 (27.27%) MCSE
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (27.27%) OSCP
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco
1 2 (18.18%) HP
1 2 (18.18%) VMware