Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Government Security Classifications (GSC)
UK
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1154 1144 1274
Rank change year-on-year -10 +130 +41
Permanent jobs citing Government Security Classifications 15 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.001% 0.003%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.066% 0.010% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 4
UK median annual salary £61,000 £45,000 £54,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.56% -17.43% -19.26%
10th Percentile £36,750 £42,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £66,750 £47,500 £65,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £61,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +35.56% -10.00% -

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 22,608 20,370 26,448
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.11% 12.03% 13.17%
Number of salaries quoted 17,371 15,940 20,967
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 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 +22 15 £61,000 +35.56% 4
UK excluding London -7 12 £61,000 +35.56% 4
South East - 7 £61,000 - 3
East of England - 3 £65,000 -
London - 3 - -
South West -9 2 £38,500 -14.44%

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (66.67%) Degree
2 10 (66.67%) Firewall
3 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (53.33%) Marketing
3 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (40.00%) OSCP
4 6 (40.00%) LPIC
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (40.00%) CCDP
4 6 (40.00%) MCSE
4 6 (40.00%) CCIE
4 6 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (33.33%) Legal
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 5 (33.33%) Programme Management
6 4 (26.67%) Information Security
6 4 (26.67%) CISMP
6 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (26.67%) SIEM
6 4 (26.67%) CISSP
6 4 (26.67%) Security Management
6 4 (26.67%) CISM
6 4 (26.67%) Information Security Management
6 4 (26.67%) Security Operations
6 4 (26.67%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (20.00%) Line Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (53.33%) Marketing
2 5 (33.33%) Legal
3 3 (20.00%) Military
4 2 (13.33%) Electronics
4 2 (13.33%) Finance
4 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Architect
1 6 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Security Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Database Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Information Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Information Security Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Report Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Database Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Manager
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
5 1 (6.67%) IT Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (26.67%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (20.00%) Fintech
3 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (13.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
1 6 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 4 (26.67%) Information Security
3 4 (26.67%) Information Security Management
3 4 (26.67%) Security Management
3 4 (26.67%) Security Operations
3 4 (26.67%) SIEM
3 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (20.00%) Contract Management
4 3 (20.00%) Data Management
4 3 (20.00%) Data Security
4 3 (20.00%) Economics
4 3 (20.00%) Information Management
4 3 (20.00%) Line Management
4 3 (20.00%) Master Data Management
4 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (20.00%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (66.67%) Degree
3 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) CCDP
4 6 (40.00%) CCIE
4 6 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) LPIC
4 6 (40.00%) MCSE
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (40.00%) OSCP
5 4 (26.67%) CISM
5 4 (26.67%) CISMP
5 4 (26.67%) CISSP
6 2 (13.33%) CCNA
6 2 (13.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco
2 2 (13.33%) F5
2 2 (13.33%) Juniper
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (13.33%) SAP
2 2 (13.33%) VMware