Period
to 28 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 84 96 130
Rank change year-on-year +12 +34 -43
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4,472 4,931 4,474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.56% 3.26% 2.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.31% 13.50% 10.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2,961 2,900 2,877
UK median annual salary £52,190 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.38% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Security Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 27,413 36,533 41,025
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.82% 24.19% 23.84%
Number of salaries quoted 20,316 26,660 31,909
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the UK

Security Cleared
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Cleared.

Salary trend for Security Cleared in the UK

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared over the 6 months to 28 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in the UK

Security Cleared
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the UK over the 6 months to 28 January 2020. 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 +8 4,230 £52,000 +4.00% 1,206
UK excluding London +15 3,433 £50,000 +5.26% 1,064
South East +18 1,388 £55,000 +15.79% 354
South West +1 1,082 £48,000 +1.05% 298
London -16 841 £55,000 -8.33% 220
Midlands -19 345 £47,500 +3.26% 90
North of England +38 279 £50,000 +8.25% 124
West Midlands -20 276 £52,500 +10.53% 71
East of England +29 220 £45,000 -18.18% 120
North West +87 215 £42,500 -14.11% 87
Scotland +59 77 £50,250 +11.67% 42
East Midlands +21 69 £42,500 +16.44% 19
Yorkshire -33 59 £53,493 +18.87% 16
Wales -2 37 £39,000 +25.91% 39
Northern Ireland +18 9 £50,000 - 2
North East -5 5 £74,000 +71.98% 21

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, IT jobs citing Security Cleared 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 Security Cleared.

1 2,672 (59.75%) SC Cleared
2 1,274 (28.49%) Agile Software Development
3 1,055 (23.59%) DV Cleared
4 774 (17.31%) Windows
5 759 (16.97%) Java
6 753 (16.84%) Microsoft
7 717 (16.03%) Linux
8 695 (15.54%) Cybersecurity
9 594 (13.28%) Python
10 579 (12.95%) Degree
11 564 (12.61%) DevOps
12 554 (12.39%) Public Sector
13 524 (11.72%) Software Engineering
14 522 (11.67%) ITIL
15 512 (11.45%) C++
16 470 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
17 454 (10.15%) C
18 437 (9.77%) Finance
19 432 (9.66%) C#
20 423 (9.46%) JavaScript
21 416 (9.30%) Active Directory
22 408 (9.12%) SQL
23 398 (8.90%) VMware
24 393 (8.79%) Azure
25 389 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
26 383 (8.56%) Project Management
27 380 (8.50%) Firewall
28 370 (8.27%) AWS
29 361 (8.07%) Cisco
30 356 (7.96%) Test Automation

Security Cleared
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
1 117 (2.62%) SharePoint
2 95 (2.12%) Confluence
3 80 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 76 (1.70%) Skype for Business
5 73 (1.63%) Apache
6 66 (1.48%) Apache Spark
7 52 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
8 46 (1.03%) IIS
9 41 (0.92%) JBoss
10 34 (0.76%) Tomcat
11 27 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
12 23 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
13 21 (0.47%) Apache Solr
14 19 (0.42%) OpenStack
15 14 (0.31%) WebSphere
16 13 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
16 13 (0.29%) Tornado
17 11 (0.25%) WebLogic
18 10 (0.22%) NetWeaver
18 10 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 185 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
2 87 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
5 32 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.42%) Simulink
7 14 (0.31%) OrCAD
8 10 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 7 (0.16%) Figma
10 5 (0.11%) Adobe XD
11 4 (0.089%) Gephi
11 4 (0.089%) InVision
11 4 (0.089%) Sketch
11 4 (0.089%) Windchill
12 3 (0.067%) PTC Creo
13 2 (0.045%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.045%) FrameMaker
13 2 (0.045%) SOLIDWORKS
13 2 (0.045%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 33 (0.74%) SAP SCM
2 28 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (0.58%) SAP PM
3 26 (0.58%) SAP PP
4 20 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (0.45%) SAP MM
5 19 (0.42%) SAP CO
5 19 (0.42%) SAP FI
5 19 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
6 16 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
6 16 (0.36%) SAP SD
7 15 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
7 15 (0.34%) SAP HR
8 14 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
9 13 (0.29%) Primavera
9 13 (0.29%) SAP WM
10 12 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
11 11 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
11 11 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
11 11 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 393 (8.79%) Azure
2 370 (8.27%) AWS
3 198 (4.43%) Office 365
4 94 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
5 56 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
6 55 (1.23%) IaaS
7 53 (1.19%) OpenShift
7 53 (1.19%) PaaS
8 50 (1.12%) SaaS
9 41 (0.92%) GCP
10 38 (0.85%) Power Platform
11 32 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
12 31 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 28 (0.63%) OneDrive
13 28 (0.63%) Slack
14 23 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 23 (0.51%) Amazon ECS
15 19 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
16 18 (0.40%) Azure Stack
17 16 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 380 (8.50%) Firewall
2 203 (4.54%) TCP/IP
3 195 (4.36%) DNS
4 176 (3.94%) Internet
5 171 (3.82%) WAN
6 162 (3.62%) LAN
7 156 (3.49%) Network Security
8 125 (2.80%) DHCP
9 106 (2.37%) VPN
10 98 (2.19%) BGP
11 85 (1.90%) Skype
12 78 (1.74%) Wireless
13 72 (1.61%) OSPF
14 70 (1.57%) MPLS
15 59 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
16 54 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
17 53 (1.19%) SAN
18 48 (1.07%) IPsec
19 37 (0.83%) VoIP
20 34 (0.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (5.72%) SQL Server
2 248 (5.55%) Big Data
3 107 (2.39%) MongoDB
4 105 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
5 99 (2.21%) Hadoop
6 74 (1.65%) Relational Database
7 61 (1.36%) MySQL
8 46 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 43 (0.96%) Oracle Database
10 42 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
11 37 (0.83%) IBM InfoSphere
12 31 (0.69%) NoSQL
13 30 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
14 29 (0.65%) GIS
15 28 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
16 27 (0.60%) Power BI
16 27 (0.60%) RDBMS
17 22 (0.49%) Neo4j
18 21 (0.47%) Apache Accumulo
19 17 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 224 (5.01%) Jenkins
2 192 (4.29%) Git (software)
3 190 (4.25%) JIRA
4 137 (3.06%) Selenium
5 81 (1.81%) Cucumber
6 67 (1.50%) Rational DOORS
7 63 (1.41%) JMeter
8 60 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 60 (1.34%) WebDriver
9 54 (1.21%) Maven
10 50 (1.12%) Visual Studio
11 47 (1.05%) Subversion
12 46 (1.03%) Bitbucket
13 44 (0.98%) JUnit
14 43 (0.96%) Eclipse
15 32 (0.72%) Jasmine
15 32 (0.72%) LoadRunner
16 31 (0.69%) Mocha
17 29 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
18 25 (0.56%) NeoLoad
General
1 554 (12.39%) Public Sector
2 437 (9.77%) Finance
3 276 (6.17%) Military
4 251 (5.61%) Telecoms
5 220 (4.92%) Aerospace
6 181 (4.05%) Electronics
7 152 (3.40%) Marketing
8 133 (2.97%) Manufacturing
9 113 (2.53%) Police
10 93 (2.08%) Legal
11 89 (1.99%) Law
12 76 (1.70%) Local Government
13 61 (1.36%) Retail
14 27 (0.60%) Banking
15 25 (0.56%) Games
16 21 (0.47%) Automotive
17 20 (0.45%) Billing
18 14 (0.31%) General Ledger
19 12 (0.27%) Fire and Rescue
20 8 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 580 (12.97%) Developer
2 410 (9.17%) Architect
2 410 (9.17%) Consultant
3 404 (9.03%) Analyst
4 263 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 212 (4.74%) Support Engineer
6 182 (4.07%) Java Developer
7 177 (3.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 167 (3.73%) Network Engineer
9 162 (3.62%) Software Developer
10 143 (3.20%) Test Engineer
11 123 (2.75%) Tester
12 121 (2.71%) Security Consultant
13 113 (2.53%) DevOps Engineer
14 111 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
15 100 (2.24%) Project Manager
15 100 (2.24%) Systems Engineer
16 93 (2.08%) Junior
17 92 (2.06%) Security Analyst
18 91 (2.03%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (5.01%) .NET
2 206 (4.61%) HTML
3 179 (4.00%) CSS
4 172 (3.85%) Web Services
5 148 (3.31%) Spring
6 137 (3.06%) AngularJS
7 104 (2.33%) XML
8 103 (2.30%) React
9 102 (2.28%) Node.js
10 80 (1.79%) RESTful
11 79 (1.77%) HTML5
12 72 (1.61%) REST
13 61 (1.36%) Hibernate
14 58 (1.30%) J2EE
15 55 (1.23%) jQuery
16 54 (1.21%) JSON
17 53 (1.19%) ASP.NET
17 53 (1.19%) Java EE
18 40 (0.89%) Kafka
19 39 (0.87%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 389 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 279 (6.24%) Management Information System
3 179 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 174 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
5 90 (2.01%) Cyberthreat
6 88 (1.97%) Public Cloud
7 62 (1.39%) Driving Licence
8 57 (1.27%) PKI
9 56 (1.25%) User Experience
10 55 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
11 50 (1.12%) Security Operations Centre
12 48 (1.07%) Clustering
13 47 (1.05%) Algorithms
14 38 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
15 37 (0.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 37 (0.83%) Smartphone
16 35 (0.78%) Cybercrime
17 32 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
18 30 (0.67%) Mobile Computing
19 28 (0.63%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 774 (17.31%) Windows
2 717 (16.03%) Linux
3 226 (5.05%) Windows Server
4 176 (3.94%) Unix
5 136 (3.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 133 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 130 (2.91%) Windows 10
8 116 (2.59%) Windows 7
9 93 (2.08%) CentOS
10 77 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 69 (1.54%) Android
12 68 (1.52%) Apple iOS
13 53 (1.19%) Ubuntu
14 34 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
15 27 (0.60%) VMS
16 25 (0.56%) Kali Linux
17 24 (0.54%) Solaris
17 24 (0.54%) Windows 8
18 23 (0.51%) Windows XP
19 22 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,274 (28.49%) Agile Software Development
2 695 (15.54%) Cybersecurity
3 564 (12.61%) DevOps
4 524 (11.72%) Software Engineering
5 522 (11.67%) ITIL
6 470 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
7 383 (8.56%) Project Management
8 356 (7.96%) Test Automation
9 338 (7.56%) Information Security
10 326 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 277 (6.19%) Mentoring
12 264 (5.90%) Scrum
13 250 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
14 235 (5.25%) Analytics
15 229 (5.12%) Service Management
16 215 (4.81%) Migration
17 209 (4.67%) Configuration Management
17 209 (4.67%) Risk Management
18 206 (4.61%) Computer Science
19 203 (4.54%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 759 (16.97%) Java
2 594 (13.28%) Python
3 512 (11.45%) C++
4 454 (10.15%) C
5 432 (9.66%) C#
6 423 (9.46%) JavaScript
7 408 (9.12%) SQL
8 214 (4.79%) PowerShell
9 138 (3.09%) Bash Shell
10 119 (2.66%) Ruby
11 76 (1.70%) MATLAB
12 66 (1.48%) Java 8
13 62 (1.39%) Scala
14 49 (1.10%) PL/SQL
15 43 (0.96%) Perl
16 37 (0.83%) Shell Script
17 36 (0.81%) Go
17 36 (0.81%) PHP
18 35 (0.78%) R
19 34 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2,672 (59.75%) SC Cleared
2 1,055 (23.59%) DV Cleared
3 579 (12.95%) Degree
4 269 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
5 225 (5.03%) CISSP
6 168 (3.76%) CCNP
7 154 (3.44%) CCNA
8 142 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 135 (3.02%) CISM
10 101 (2.26%) MCSE
11 93 (2.08%) ISTQB
12 85 (1.90%) CESG Certified Professional
13 83 (1.86%) CREST Certified
14 71 (1.59%) MCSA
15 68 (1.52%) CISA
16 61 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
17 60 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
18 57 (1.27%) OSCP
19 55 (1.23%) CompTIA Security+
19 55 (1.23%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 279 (6.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 172 (3.85%) SLA
3 137 (3.06%) QA
4 89 (1.99%) GDPR
5 75 (1.68%) JSP 440
6 73 (1.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 65 (1.45%) NIST
8 55 (1.23%) NCSC
9 51 (1.14%) Data Quality
10 49 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 47 (1.05%) RMADS
12 45 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
13 44 (0.98%) PCI DSS
14 35 (0.78%) PMO
15 27 (0.60%) ISO 22301
16 22 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 19 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 17 (0.38%) ISO 9001
19 13 (0.29%) IEC 61508
19 13 (0.29%) NIST 800
System Software
1 416 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 284 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 208 (4.65%) Docker
4 102 (2.28%) Hyper-V
5 81 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
6 45 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
7 42 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 42 (0.94%) VMware NSX
8 41 (0.92%) XenApp
9 37 (0.83%) Firmware
10 33 (0.74%) vSphere
11 23 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 23 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
12 20 (0.45%) VirtualBox
13 16 (0.36%) XenDesktop
14 14 (0.31%) Samba
15 13 (0.29%) NFS
15 13 (0.29%) vCloud
16 12 (0.27%) Snort
16 12 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 206 (4.61%) Ansible
2 203 (4.54%) SCCM
3 141 (3.15%) Kubernetes
4 136 (3.04%) Puppet
5 115 (2.57%) Terraform
6 102 (2.28%) SCOM
7 63 (1.41%) Nagios
8 62 (1.39%) vCenter Server
9 47 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
9 47 (1.05%) Packer
10 44 (0.98%) WSUS
11 37 (0.83%) ZABBIX
12 31 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
13 28 (0.63%) Salt
14 27 (0.60%) NetBackup
14 27 (0.60%) QRadar
15 25 (0.56%) SCOrch
15 25 (0.56%) vRealize
16 20 (0.45%) HP SiteScope
16 20 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 753 (16.84%) Microsoft
2 398 (8.90%) VMware
3 361 (8.07%) Cisco
4 302 (6.75%) Oracle
5 274 (6.13%) SAP
6 160 (3.58%) Juniper
7 126 (2.82%) Citrix
8 123 (2.75%) Red Hat
9 78 (1.74%) Splunk
10 77 (1.72%) HP
11 76 (1.70%) CheckPoint
12 74 (1.65%) IBM
13 67 (1.50%) Google
14 63 (1.41%) Capita
15 62 (1.39%) Atlassian
15 62 (1.39%) McAfee
16 58 (1.30%) Palo Alto
17 57 (1.27%) F5
18 44 (0.98%) LogRhythm
19 43 (0.96%) Talend