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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 78 97
Rank change year-on-year -32 +19  
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 2573 3273 3360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.89% 3.33% 3.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.78% 12.49% 11.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1790 2221 2482
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21844 26201 30066
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.56% 26.63% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 17036 21214 23848
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in the UK

Security Cleared
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -26 2414 £45,000 -5.26% 371
South East 0 757 £45,000 - 79
South West -2 605 £44,000 -2.22% 75
London -29 561 £55,000 -8.33% 86
Hampshire +1 311 £45,000 +14.64% 41
Gloucestershire -2 217 £47,500 -5.00% 10
Bristol -7 167 £41,000 +2.50% 24
North West -1 146 £37,500 -11.76% 29
Surrey +29 143 £48,000 +1.05% 11
West Midlands -22 134 £52,500 +10.52% 33
Wiltshire +4 133 £40,000 +14.28% 28
East of England -58 130 £47,500 +11.76% 22
Berkshire -21 121 £45,000 -21.73% 13
Oxfordshire +29 107 £35,000 -26.31% 3
Reading +19 83 £45,000 -15.88% 9
City of London +29 69 £38,500 -24.50% 12
Manchester +3 66 £37,500 -6.25% 14
Hertfordshire -54 65 £47,500 +13.09% 12
Basingstoke +10 62 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Birmingham -27 61 £50,000 -16.66% 5
Portsmouth +14 57 £41,000 +22.38% 9
Salisbury +3 55 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Scotland -7 55 £40,000 -11.11% 16
Gloucester -6 50 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Cambridgeshire +16 49 £52,500 +16.66% 4
Farnborough +9 48 £51,250 +28.12% 8
Glasgow +13 44 £43,250 -3.88% 11
Cheltenham -1 42 £50,000 - 2
Somerset +15 41 £35,000 -9.67% 6
Banbury +1 41 £50,000 +25.00% 2

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing Security Cleared 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 Security Cleared.

1 2935 (58.83%) SC Cleared
2 1235 (24.75%) DV Cleared
3 1145 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
4 1086 (21.77%) Windows
5 1066 (21.37%) Java
6 946 (18.96%) C
7 923 (18.50%) Linux
8 838 (16.80%) ITIL
9 832 (16.68%) Degree
10 817 (16.38%) Microsoft
11 788 (15.79%) Software Engineering
12 711 (14.25%) Cybersecurity
13 701 (14.05%) SQL
14 521 (10.44%) Python
15 503 (10.08%) VMware
16 502 (10.06%) Finance
17 496 (9.94%) C#
18 490 (9.82%) Firewall
19 468 (9.38%) JavaScript
20 466 (9.34%) Oracle
21 461 (9.24%) C++
22 447 (8.96%) Information Security
23 436 (8.74%) Unix
24 435 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
25 418 (8.38%) Active Directory
26 407 (8.16%) Cisco
26 407 (8.16%) Test Automation
27 406 (8.14%) Project Management
28 383 (7.68%) Scrum
29 372 (7.46%) SQL Server

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
1 176 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 152 (3.05%) Apache
2 152 (3.05%) JBoss
2 152 (3.05%) WebLogic
3 118 (2.37%) Tomcat
4 84 (1.68%) MS Exchange
5 74 (1.48%) Confluence
6 72 (1.44%) Apache Spark
7 67 (1.34%) IIS
8 61 (1.22%) Skype for Business
9 53 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
10 52 (1.04%) WebSphere
11 49 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 49 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
12 45 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
13 35 (0.70%) Documentum
14 31 (0.62%) Alfresco
14 31 (0.62%) Apache Pig
14 31 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
15 27 (0.54%) CMS
Applications
1 247 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
2 150 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
4 54 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 49 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 27 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 23 (0.46%) SPSS
8 18 (0.36%) InfoPath
9 16 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
10 15 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 14 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
12 7 (0.14%) Photoshop
12 7 (0.14%) Simulink
13 3 (0.060%) Acrobat
13 3 (0.060%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.060%) Windchill
14 1 (0.020%) 3ds Max
14 1 (0.020%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.020%) Maya
14 1 (0.020%) Stata
Business Applications
1 69 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 39 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 29 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 24 (0.48%) SAP FI
5 23 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
6 22 (0.44%) SAP CO
7 21 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
8 19 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
8 19 (0.38%) Remedy AR System
9 13 (0.26%) assyst
9 13 (0.26%) SAP InfiniteInsight
10 9 (0.18%) Sentinel
11 8 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
11 8 (0.16%) iTrent
11 8 (0.16%) ResourceLink
11 8 (0.16%) SAP PS
12 7 (0.14%) SAP BPC
13 6 (0.12%) Maximo
13 6 (0.12%) SAP GTS
13 6 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 185 (3.71%) Amazon AWS
2 182 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 127 (2.55%) Office 365
4 84 (1.68%) SaaS
5 60 (1.20%) PaaS
6 52 (1.04%) IaaS
7 50 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
7 50 (1.00%) GitHub
8 22 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
9 21 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
10 20 (0.40%) Amazon S3
11 12 (0.24%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 8 (0.16%) G Suite
12 8 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
13 7 (0.14%) Boomi
13 7 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.10%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 5 (0.10%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.080%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.080%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 490 (9.82%) Firewall
2 272 (5.45%) TCP/IP
3 258 (5.17%) DNS
4 243 (4.87%) LAN
5 232 (4.65%) WAN
6 178 (3.57%) DHCP
7 157 (3.15%) Network Security
8 149 (2.99%) Internet
9 128 (2.57%) VPN
10 119 (2.39%) HTTP
11 115 (2.31%) SSL
12 108 (2.16%) Wireless
13 100 (2.00%) BGP
14 94 (1.88%) OSPF
15 83 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
16 78 (1.56%) SMTP
17 77 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
18 75 (1.50%) Wireshark
19 71 (1.42%) FTP
19 71 (1.42%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 372 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 228 (4.57%) Big Data
3 226 (4.53%) Hadoop
4 164 (3.29%) MongoDB
5 150 (3.01%) Relational Database
6 100 (2.00%) MySQL
7 98 (1.96%) NoSQL
7 98 (1.96%) Oracle Database
8 79 (1.58%) RDBMS
9 73 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
10 69 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
11 57 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
12 55 (1.10%) GIS
12 55 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
12 55 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
13 53 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 49 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
15 48 (0.96%) Apache Hive
16 42 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
16 42 (0.84%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 265 (5.31%) Jenkins
2 249 (4.99%) Selenium
3 220 (4.41%) JIRA
4 154 (3.09%) Git (software)
5 127 (2.55%) Cucumber
5 127 (2.55%) JUnit
6 122 (2.45%) Maven
7 116 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 113 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 113 (2.26%) Visual Studio
9 93 (1.86%) LoadRunner
10 66 (1.32%) JMeter
11 65 (1.30%) Eclipse
12 57 (1.14%) Rational DOORS
13 55 (1.10%) Subversion
14 50 (1.00%) Bitbucket
15 49 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
16 42 (0.84%) HP UFT
16 42 (0.84%) IntelliJ
17 40 (0.80%) EasyMock
General
1 502 (10.06%) Finance
2 358 (7.18%) Telecoms
3 181 (3.63%) Marketing
4 175 (3.51%) Military
5 172 (3.45%) Manufacturing
6 150 (3.01%) Electronics
7 81 (1.62%) Aerospace
7 81 (1.62%) Legal
8 47 (0.94%) Law
9 43 (0.86%) Retail
10 40 (0.80%) Local Government
11 39 (0.78%) Games
12 29 (0.58%) Banking
13 23 (0.46%) Multimedia
13 23 (0.46%) Publishing
14 18 (0.36%) Back Office
15 16 (0.32%) Advertising
16 14 (0.28%) Automotive
17 13 (0.26%) Avionics
18 12 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 743 (14.89%) Developer
2 537 (10.76%) Consultant
3 536 (10.74%) Analyst
4 399 (8.00%) Architect
5 371 (7.44%) Software Engineer
6 274 (5.49%) Network Engineer
7 223 (4.47%) Support Engineer
8 217 (4.35%) Software Developer
9 211 (4.23%) Java Developer
10 179 (3.59%) Systems Engineer
11 176 (3.53%) Java Engineer
12 169 (3.39%) Java Software Engineer
13 163 (3.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 156 (3.13%) Tester
15 151 (3.03%) Administrator
16 141 (2.83%) Project Manager
17 126 (2.53%) .NET Developer
18 122 (2.45%) Test Engineer
19 111 (2.22%) Security Consultant
20 110 (2.20%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 366 (7.34%) HTML
2 344 (6.90%) .NET
3 342 (6.86%) Web Services
4 212 (4.25%) CSS
5 204 (4.09%) Spring
6 155 (3.11%) J2EE
7 142 (2.85%) XML
8 139 (2.79%) ASP.NET
9 135 (2.71%) AngularJS
9 135 (2.71%) SOAP
10 130 (2.61%) HTML5
11 116 (2.33%) REST
12 110 (2.20%) Java EE
13 107 (2.14%) RESTful
14 92 (1.84%) JSON
15 91 (1.82%) .NET Framework
16 87 (1.74%) jQuery
17 83 (1.66%) Middleware
18 80 (1.60%) Node.js
19 72 (1.44%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 435 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 307 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 303 (6.07%) Computer Science
4 196 (3.93%) Data Centre
5 128 (2.57%) User Experience
6 106 (2.12%) Driving Licence
7 99 (1.98%) CESG
8 84 (1.68%) PKI
9 74 (1.48%) Cyberthreat
10 67 (1.34%) Cybercrime
11 66 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
12 56 (1.12%) Mobile App
13 53 (1.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 50 (1.00%) Clustering
14 50 (1.00%) Public Cloud
15 48 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
16 47 (0.94%) Smartphone
17 45 (0.90%) Cyber Attack
18 43 (0.86%) Algorithms
18 43 (0.86%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1086 (21.77%) Windows
2 923 (18.50%) Linux
3 436 (8.74%) Unix
4 276 (5.53%) Windows Server
5 139 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 139 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 134 (2.69%) Android
7 120 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 114 (2.29%) Windows 7
9 106 (2.12%) CentOS
10 90 (1.80%) Apple iOS
11 77 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 74 (1.48%) Solaris
12 74 (1.48%) Windows 10
13 56 (1.12%) VxWorks
14 38 (0.76%) AIX
15 32 (0.64%) Mac OS X
16 29 (0.58%) Windows 8
17 26 (0.52%) Ubuntu
18 25 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1145 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
2 838 (16.80%) ITIL
3 788 (15.79%) Software Engineering
4 711 (14.25%) Cybersecurity
5 447 (8.96%) Information Security
6 407 (8.16%) Test Automation
7 406 (8.14%) Project Management
8 383 (7.68%) Scrum
9 362 (7.26%) DevOps
10 350 (7.02%) Mentoring
11 326 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
12 297 (5.95%) Service Delivery
13 285 (5.71%) Open Source
14 282 (5.65%) SDLC
15 276 (5.53%) Service Management
16 275 (5.51%) Stakeholder Management
17 252 (5.05%) TDD
18 217 (4.35%) Analytics
19 212 (4.25%) Infrastructure Management
20 211 (4.23%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1066 (21.37%) Java
2 946 (18.96%) C
3 701 (14.05%) SQL
4 521 (10.44%) Python
5 496 (9.94%) C#
6 468 (9.38%) JavaScript
7 461 (9.24%) C++
8 199 (3.99%) PowerShell
9 180 (3.61%) Ruby
10 142 (2.85%) Bash Shell
11 133 (2.67%) Shell Script
12 132 (2.65%) PL/SQL
13 121 (2.43%) Scala
14 92 (1.84%) Perl
15 73 (1.46%) VB
16 70 (1.40%) PHP
17 55 (1.10%) Go
18 45 (0.90%) VBA
19 44 (0.88%) R
20 41 (0.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2935 (58.83%) SC Cleared
2 1235 (24.75%) DV Cleared
3 832 (16.68%) Degree
4 338 (6.77%) Cisco Certification
5 271 (5.43%) CISSP
6 212 (4.25%) CCNA
7 183 (3.67%) ISTQB
8 161 (3.23%) CCNP
8 161 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 147 (2.95%) ISEB
10 142 (2.85%) CISM
11 114 (2.29%) CESG Certified Professional
12 113 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
13 110 (2.20%) SANS
14 101 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
15 100 (2.00%) CREST Certified
16 94 (1.88%) MCSE
17 89 (1.78%) CEH
17 89 (1.78%) GIAC
18 68 (1.36%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 267 (5.35%) SLA
2 167 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 83 (1.66%) PCI DSS
4 63 (1.26%) QA
5 48 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
6 40 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
6 40 (0.80%) PMO
7 39 (0.78%) COBIT
8 38 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 29 (0.58%) RMADS
10 28 (0.56%) Data Quality
10 28 (0.56%) Def Stans
11 27 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 25 (0.50%) ISO 9001
13 24 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 23 (0.46%) JSP 440
15 20 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 19 (0.38%) DO-178B
16 19 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 15288
17 13 (0.26%) GPG13
System Software
1 418 (8.38%) Active Directory
2 360 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (2.65%) Hyper-V
4 100 (2.00%) vSphere
5 80 (1.60%) Docker
6 71 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
7 66 (1.32%) Snort
8 50 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
9 34 (0.68%) Firmware
10 26 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 23 (0.46%) Dovecot
12 15 (0.30%) XenApp
13 14 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
13 14 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
14 13 (0.26%) KVM
15 12 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
16 11 (0.22%) Apache Flume
16 11 (0.22%) ISA Server
17 10 (0.20%) ProxySG
18 9 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 161 (3.23%) Puppet
2 147 (2.95%) SCCM
3 112 (2.24%) Ansible
4 86 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
5 57 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
6 52 (1.04%) Nagios
6 52 (1.04%) NetBackup
7 43 (0.86%) SCOM
7 43 (0.86%) vCenter Server
8 42 (0.84%) ZABBIX
9 35 (0.70%) Nessus
10 32 (0.64%) Nmap
11 25 (0.50%) Terraform
12 24 (0.48%) SCOrch
13 23 (0.46%) Kubernetes
14 22 (0.44%) Backup Exec
14 22 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
15 21 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
15 21 (0.42%) WSUS
16 20 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 817 (16.38%) Microsoft
2 503 (10.08%) VMware
3 466 (9.34%) Oracle
4 407 (8.16%) Cisco
5 251 (5.03%) Juniper
6 232 (4.65%) HP
7 194 (3.89%) SAP
8 179 (3.59%) Red Hat
9 111 (2.22%) IBM
10 95 (1.90%) Citrix
11 89 (1.78%) F5
12 88 (1.76%) EMC
13 84 (1.68%) CheckPoint
14 71 (1.42%) LogRhythm
15 67 (1.34%) Remedy
16 66 (1.32%) McAfee
17 64 (1.28%) ArcSight
17 64 (1.28%) Palo Alto
18 52 (1.04%) Atlassian
19 46 (0.92%) Dell
Devizes, Wiltshire
ISL
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 40000 per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 40000 per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 40000 per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000-80,000
Posted: 21 hours ago
West London
Talent International
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £18k per year + Great Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Websense Recruit Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Networkers
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Leidos
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago