Period
to 27 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Police in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Police over the 6 months to 27 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Police
UK
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 761 556 847
Rank change year-on-year -205 +291 +82
Permanent jobs citing Police 269 128 258
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.27% 0.18%
As % of the General category 0.38% 0.52% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 62 101 166
10th Percentile £25,000 £35,841 £28,946
25th Percentile £39,438 £42,500 £34,623
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £48,521 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.20% +15.53% -6.67%
75th Percentile £77,813 £57,500 £56,404
90th Percentile £87,500 £72,500 £96,765
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,295 £47,750 £41,742
% change year-on-year +9.52% +14.39% -5.13%

Police is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 71,136 24,594 78,236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.27% 51.61% 55.72%
Number of salaries quoted 43,773 19,620 59,564
10th Percentile £31,365 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,500 £42,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Police
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Police as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Police in the UK

Police
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Police.

Salary trend for Police in the UK

Police
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Police over the 6 months to 27 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Police in the UK

Police
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Police within the UK over the 6 months to 27 September 2021. 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 -199 244 £52,295 +4.59% 68
UK excluding London -111 217 £52,295 +9.52% 62
South East -99 94 £82,500 +57.14% 21
North West -63 49 £25,000 -43.66% 5
North of England -100 49 £25,000 -43.66% 12
London -249 46 £61,500 +17.13% 13
Work from Home -247 44 £61,000 +22.00% 13
Midlands -127 30 £61,897 +39.50% 9
West Midlands -107 25 £61,897 +39.50% 7
Scotland - 19 £28,625 - 6
South West -102 18 £70,000 +27.27% 13
East of England -92 9 £40,000 -15.79%
East Midlands -90 5 - - 2

For the 6 months to 27 September 2021, IT jobs citing Police 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 Police.

1 186 (69.14%) Social Skills
2 144 (53.53%) Security Cleared
3 136 (50.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 134 (49.81%) Cyber Essentials
4 134 (49.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 128 (47.58%) NIST
5 128 (47.58%) Cybersecurity
5 128 (47.58%) Smart Meter
6 118 (43.87%) GDPR
7 99 (36.80%) Vulnerability Management
7 99 (36.80%) SIEM
7 99 (36.80%) Security Testing
8 90 (33.46%) Management Information System
9 88 (32.71%) Finance
10 87 (32.34%) Risk Management
11 83 (30.86%) Data Protection
12 80 (29.74%) Identity Management
12 80 (29.74%) Threat Analysis
12 80 (29.74%) Cyber Assurance
12 80 (29.74%) Regulatory Compliance
12 80 (29.74%) Fraud Detection
13 54 (20.07%) Change Management
13 54 (20.07%) Security Management
14 53 (19.70%) Degree
15 52 (19.33%) ISMS
16 51 (18.96%) Banking
17 40 (14.87%) Software Engineering
17 40 (14.87%) Problem-Solving
18 38 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
19 37 (13.75%) Analytics

Police
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 21 (7.81%) Oracle Service Bus
1 21 (7.81%) WebLogic
2 18 (6.69%) CMS
3 5 (1.86%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.49%) IIS
5 1 (0.37%) Apache
5 1 (0.37%) Appian
5 1 (0.37%) FileNet
5 1 (0.37%) nginx
5 1 (0.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (2.23%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (2.23%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.69%) Google Analytics
2 12 (4.46%) AWS
3 10 (3.72%) Azure
4 7 (2.60%) Power Platform
4 7 (2.60%) SaaS
5 3 (1.12%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (0.74%) Serverless
7 1 (0.37%) GCP
7 1 (0.37%) IaaS
7 1 (0.37%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.86%) LAN
1 5 (1.86%) WAN
1 5 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (1.49%) HTTPS
2 4 (1.49%) Kerberos
2 4 (1.49%) SSL
3 2 (0.74%) Firewall
4 1 (0.37%) MPLS
4 1 (0.37%) Skype
4 1 (0.37%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.81%) Oracle Database
1 21 (7.81%) Oracle Database 10g
2 8 (2.97%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.60%) Power BI
4 5 (1.86%) Big Data
4 5 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.49%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.74%) Metadata
6 2 (0.74%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.37%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 21 (7.81%) Toad
2 4 (1.49%) GitLab
2 4 (1.49%) Gradle
3 2 (0.74%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.74%) Selenium
3 2 (0.74%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.37%) Appium
4 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.37%) JMeter
4 1 (0.37%) JUnit
4 1 (0.37%) Subversion
4 1 (0.37%) TestNG
General
1 186 (69.14%) Social Skills
2 88 (32.71%) Finance
3 51 (18.96%) Banking
4 38 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (9.29%) Public Sector
6 20 (7.43%) Law
6 20 (7.43%) Marketing
7 18 (6.69%) Publishing
7 18 (6.69%) Retail
8 13 (4.83%) Fire and Rescue
8 13 (4.83%) Military
9 10 (3.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 10 (3.72%) Local Government
10 9 (3.35%) Presentation Skills
11 7 (2.60%) Aerospace
12 5 (1.86%) Documentation Skills
12 5 (1.86%) Manufacturing
12 5 (1.86%) Organisational Skills
13 4 (1.49%) Influencing Skills
13 4 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 80 (29.74%) Consultant
1 80 (29.74%) Cybersecurity Consultant
1 80 (29.74%) Security Consultant
2 65 (24.16%) Architect
3 48 (17.84%) Security Architect
4 31 (11.52%) Junior
4 31 (11.52%) Software Engineer
5 29 (10.78%) Junior Consultant
5 29 (10.78%) Junior Security Consultant
6 25 (9.29%) Senior Software Engineer
7 10 (3.72%) Analyst
8 9 (3.35%) Graduate
8 9 (3.35%) Software Engineering Graduate
9 8 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (2.60%) Designer
11 6 (2.23%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.23%) User Experience Manager
11 6 (2.23%) User Experience Researcher
11 6 (2.23%) UX Designer
12 5 (1.86%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.15%) .NET
2 19 (7.06%) CSS
2 19 (7.06%) HTML
3 9 (3.35%) REST
4 6 (2.23%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.37%) Ajax
5 1 (0.37%) Flask
5 1 (0.37%) GatsbyJS
5 1 (0.37%) Laravel
5 1 (0.37%) React
5 1 (0.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 128 (47.58%) Smart Meter
2 90 (33.46%) Management Information System
3 19 (7.06%) User Experience
4 9 (3.35%) Video\Live Streaming
5 8 (2.97%) CCTV
6 6 (2.23%) NHS
7 4 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.74%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.74%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.74%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.74%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.37%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.81%) Solaris
1 21 (7.81%) Unix
2 18 (6.69%) Windows
3 8 (2.97%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.60%) Linux
5 5 (1.86%) Android
6 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (47.58%) Cybersecurity
2 99 (36.80%) Security Testing
2 99 (36.80%) SIEM
2 99 (36.80%) Vulnerability Management
3 87 (32.34%) Risk Management
4 83 (30.86%) Data Protection
5 80 (29.74%) Cyber Assurance
5 80 (29.74%) Fraud Detection
5 80 (29.74%) Identity Management
5 80 (29.74%) Regulatory Compliance
5 80 (29.74%) Threat Analysis
6 54 (20.07%) Change Management
6 54 (20.07%) Security Management
7 52 (19.33%) ISMS
8 40 (14.87%) Problem-Solving
8 40 (14.87%) Software Engineering
9 37 (13.75%) Analytics
10 33 (12.27%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (9.67%) Process Improvement
12 24 (8.92%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 27 (10.04%) SQL
2 21 (7.81%) PL/SQL
2 21 (7.81%) Shell Script
3 18 (6.69%) PL/1
4 16 (5.95%) PowerShell
5 10 (3.72%) C#
6 6 (2.23%) Ada
6 6 (2.23%) C++
6 6 (2.23%) Java
6 6 (2.23%) Perl
6 6 (2.23%) Python
6 6 (2.23%) VB
6 6 (2.23%) VBScript
7 5 (1.86%) R
8 4 (1.49%) Java 8
9 3 (1.12%) C
10 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.37%) PHP
10 1 (0.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 144 (53.53%) Security Cleared
2 53 (19.70%) Degree
3 30 (11.15%) CISSP
4 29 (10.78%) CISM
5 23 (8.55%) SC Cleared
6 12 (4.46%) DV Cleared
7 10 (3.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.74%) HNC
11 1 (0.37%) APMG
11 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (50.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 134 (49.81%) Cyber Essentials
2 134 (49.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 128 (47.58%) NIST
4 118 (43.87%) GDPR
5 7 (2.60%) SLA
6 2 (0.74%) QA
7 1 (0.37%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.23%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.86%) Docker
4 3 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.49%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.74%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.74%) SCCM
2 2 (0.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (11.90%) Oracle
2 29 (10.78%) Microsoft
3 18 (6.69%) Google
4 13 (4.83%) VMware
5 9 (3.35%) Fujitsu
5 9 (3.35%) Intel
6 4 (1.49%) NEC
6 4 (1.49%) Splunk
7 3 (1.12%) Cisco
8 2 (0.74%) Capita
8 2 (0.74%) Juniper
8 2 (0.74%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.74%) SAP
8 2 (0.74%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.74%) Symantec
9 1 (0.37%) Datix
9 1 (0.37%) HubSpot
9 1 (0.37%) IBM
9 1 (0.37%) Pega
9 1 (0.37%) TIBCO