Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Government Security Classifications (GSC)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1174 1209 1294
Rank change year-on-year +35 +85 +36
Permanent jobs citing Government Security Classifications 15 10 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.005% 0.008%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.066% 0.041% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 14
UK median annual salary £62,500 £64,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.34% -11.72% +1.40%
10th Percentile £36,500 £46,250 £57,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £100,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £48,750 £62,750
% change year-on-year +28.21% -22.31% +9.13%

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 22672 24262 28100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.61% 12.97% 12.85%
Number of salaries quoted 16983 19186 22201
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Government Security Classifications in the UK

Government Security Classifications
Top 7 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 20 November 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 +42 14 £62,500 +28.21%
England +47 10 £65,000 +1.56% 3
Scotland - 5 £62,500 -
South West - 4 £42,500 -
South East +40 3 £65,000 +33.33%
East of England - 2 £65,000 -
London -7 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 (60.00%) CISSP
1 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) C
3 5 (33.33%) RMADS
3 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 4 (26.67%) Regular Expression
4 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (26.67%) Big Data
4 4 (26.67%) Hadoop
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Optimisation
4 4 (26.67%) Security Operations
4 4 (26.67%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (26.67%) Pattern Matching
4 4 (26.67%) SIEM
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Data Management
4 4 (26.67%) CISMP
4 4 (26.67%) Information Security
4 4 (26.67%) CISM
4 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Information Security Management
4 4 (26.67%) Security Management
5 2 (13.33%) Aerospace
5 2 (13.33%) Apache
5 2 (13.33%) CGI
5 2 (13.33%) Visualisation

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 (13.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Big Data
1 4 (26.67%) Hadoop
General
1 2 (13.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Security Manager
2 5 (33.33%) Product Manager
2 5 (33.33%) Security Product Manager
3 4 (26.67%) Data Manager
3 4 (26.67%) Information Manager
3 4 (26.67%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Regular Expression
2 2 (13.33%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (6.67%) HP Storage
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
1 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Data Management
2 4 (26.67%) Information Security
2 4 (26.67%) Information Security Management
2 4 (26.67%) Pattern Matching
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Optimisation
2 4 (26.67%) Security Management
2 4 (26.67%) Security Operations
2 4 (26.67%) SIEM
2 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (13.33%) Analytics
3 2 (13.33%) Visualisation
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Server Building
4 1 (6.67%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) CISSP
1 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) CISM
3 4 (26.67%) CISMP
4 1 (6.67%) CCDP
4 1 (6.67%) CCIE
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) LPIC
4 1 (6.67%) MCSE
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.67%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco
1 1 (6.67%) HP
1 1 (6.67%) VMware