Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 128 80
Rank change year-on-year +26 -48 +16
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4,876 4,708 6,311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.05% 2.62% 3.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.85% 10.91% 13.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2,985 3,127 4,490
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,900 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £74,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - -

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 37,958 43,163 48,400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.77% 24.02% 26.18%
Number of salaries quoted 27,902 33,207 38,676
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 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 +32 4,663 £50,000 +10.62% 1,256
UK excluding London +13 3,580 £47,000 +4.44% 1,010
South East +11 1,247 £47,500 - 319
South West +6 1,204 £46,000 +8.24% 291
London +69 1,109 £60,000 +9.09% 320
Midlands +37 507 £41,000 -25.45% 119
West Midlands +38 413 £45,000 -18.18% 96
North of England +1 346 £45,000 +5.88% 99
East of England +17 255 £60,000 +33.33% 113
North West -17 192 £45,000 - 54
Yorkshire +50 134 £45,000 +12.50% 31
East Midlands -15 91 £36,000 -31.43% 23
Wales -10 53 £27,500 -18.96% 41
Scotland -73 40 £47,500 +6.25% 33
North East -40 27 £45,014 -10.85% 14
Northern Ireland -10 1 - -

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 2,956 (60.62%) SC Cleared
2 1,551 (31.81%) Agile Software Development
3 1,137 (23.32%) DV Cleared
4 1,009 (20.69%) Microsoft
5 978 (20.06%) Windows
6 865 (17.74%) Java
7 816 (16.74%) ITIL
8 773 (15.85%) C
9 757 (15.53%) Linux
10 689 (14.13%) Degree
11 636 (13.04%) Software Engineering
12 606 (12.43%) SQL
13 602 (12.35%) Python
14 551 (11.30%) C#
15 528 (10.83%) C++
16 526 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
17 520 (10.66%) Problem-Solving
18 514 (10.54%) Cybersecurity
19 503 (10.32%) Project Management
20 490 (10.05%) Finance
21 481 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
22 478 (9.80%) VMware
22 478 (9.80%) JavaScript
23 472 (9.68%) Scrum
24 460 (9.43%) DevOps
25 453 (9.29%) Firewall
26 450 (9.23%) Active Directory
27 431 (8.84%) Test Automation
28 424 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
29 417 (8.55%) 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
1 216 (4.43%) SharePoint
2 116 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 101 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
4 81 (1.66%) Apache
5 80 (1.64%) Confluence
6 63 (1.29%) Apache Spark
7 59 (1.21%) IIS
8 54 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 52 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
10 43 (0.88%) Skype for Business
11 39 (0.80%) Tomcat
12 36 (0.74%) Apache Pig
13 30 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
14 28 (0.57%) OpenStack
15 26 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 22 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
16 22 (0.45%) JBoss
17 20 (0.41%) WebLogic
18 18 (0.37%) WebSphere
19 14 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 327 (6.71%) Microsoft Office
2 152 (3.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 128 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
4 86 (1.76%) MS Visio
5 80 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 14 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.16%) Windchill
9 7 (0.14%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.062%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.062%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.062%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.041%) Maple
11 2 (0.041%) Simulink
12 1 (0.021%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.021%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.021%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.021%) SPSS
12 1 (0.021%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 65 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 24 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 24 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
4 21 (0.43%) SAP BPC
5 14 (0.29%) SAP CO
5 14 (0.29%) SAP FI
5 14 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
6 9 (0.18%) SAP HR
7 8 (0.16%) Primavera
7 8 (0.16%) SAP Payroll
8 6 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.12%) SAP CRM
8 6 (0.12%) Sentinel
9 5 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
9 5 (0.10%) SAP PP
9 5 (0.10%) SAP PSCD
9 5 (0.10%) SAP WM
10 4 (0.082%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 481 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 424 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 197 (4.04%) Office 365
4 64 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
5 49 (1.00%) GitHub
6 47 (0.96%) PaaS
7 44 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 44 (0.90%) SaaS
8 39 (0.80%) Amazon S3
9 35 (0.72%) Serverless
10 34 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
10 34 (0.70%) IaaS
11 31 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
11 31 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
12 30 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
13 29 (0.59%) G Suite
14 27 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
15 26 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
16 25 (0.51%) OpenShift
17 24 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 453 (9.29%) Firewall
2 227 (4.66%) Network Security
3 215 (4.41%) LAN
4 185 (3.79%) TCP/IP
5 180 (3.69%) WAN
6 128 (2.63%) DNS
7 118 (2.42%) Internet
8 105 (2.15%) VPN
9 100 (2.05%) Wireless
10 90 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
11 84 (1.72%) HTTP
12 74 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
12 74 (1.52%) DHCP
13 73 (1.50%) Intrusion Detection
14 68 (1.39%) VLAN
15 61 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
16 57 (1.17%) BGP
17 55 (1.13%) VoIP
18 52 (1.07%) SSL
19 50 (1.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 417 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 253 (5.19%) Big Data
3 177 (3.63%) Hadoop
4 121 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
5 115 (2.36%) Relational Database
6 110 (2.26%) MongoDB
7 92 (1.89%) MySQL
8 81 (1.66%) NoSQL
9 76 (1.56%) Apache Hive
10 71 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
11 61 (1.25%) RDBMS
12 58 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 58 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 53 (1.09%) GIS
14 50 (1.03%) SAP BW
15 49 (1.00%) Neo4j
16 48 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
16 48 (0.98%) Oracle Database
17 42 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
18 41 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 290 (5.95%) JIRA
2 235 (4.82%) Selenium
3 229 (4.70%) Git (software)
4 206 (4.22%) Jenkins
5 119 (2.44%) Cucumber
6 109 (2.24%) Maven
6 109 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 106 (2.17%) Subversion
8 81 (1.66%) Visual Studio
9 80 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 75 (1.54%) LoadRunner
11 74 (1.52%) Bitbucket
12 69 (1.42%) JMeter
13 65 (1.33%) JUnit
14 55 (1.13%) MSI
14 55 (1.13%) SoapUI
14 55 (1.13%) WebDriver
15 50 (1.03%) Eclipse
16 45 (0.92%) Vagrant
17 41 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
General
1 490 (10.05%) Finance
2 178 (3.65%) Telecoms
3 120 (2.46%) Marketing
4 115 (2.36%) Manufacturing
5 113 (2.32%) Military
6 104 (2.13%) Electronics
7 100 (2.05%) Retail
8 98 (2.01%) Law
9 69 (1.42%) Legal
10 54 (1.11%) Aerospace
11 47 (0.96%) Advertising
12 42 (0.86%) Banking
13 40 (0.82%) Games
14 36 (0.74%) Local Government
15 29 (0.59%) Financial Institution
16 22 (0.45%) Billing
17 14 (0.29%) Back Office
18 13 (0.27%) Publishing
19 7 (0.14%) Automotive
20 6 (0.12%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 655 (13.43%) Developer
2 602 (12.35%) Analyst
3 571 (11.71%) Architect
4 444 (9.11%) Consultant
5 330 (6.77%) Software Engineer
6 213 (4.37%) Network Engineer
7 204 (4.18%) Solutions Architect
8 188 (3.86%) Java Developer
8 188 (3.86%) Project Manager
9 179 (3.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 157 (3.22%) Tester
11 133 (2.73%) Support Engineer
12 123 (2.52%) C++ Software Engineer
13 122 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
14 119 (2.44%) Business Analyst
15 115 (2.36%) Security Consultant
15 115 (2.36%) Test Engineer
16 113 (2.32%) Software Developer
17 103 (2.11%) Service Analyst
18 97 (1.99%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 334 (6.85%) .NET
2 263 (5.39%) HTML
3 222 (4.55%) Web Services
4 207 (4.25%) Spring
5 192 (3.94%) CSS
6 191 (3.92%) AngularJS
7 189 (3.88%) ASP.NET
8 184 (3.77%) XML
9 145 (2.97%) REST
10 128 (2.63%) Node.js
11 126 (2.58%) .NET Framework
12 116 (2.38%) Java EE
13 113 (2.32%) Hibernate
14 92 (1.89%) Middleware
15 89 (1.83%) SOAP
16 84 (1.72%) HTML5
17 81 (1.66%) RESTful
18 79 (1.62%) JSON
19 76 (1.56%) React
20 70 (1.44%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 526 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
2 261 (5.35%) Management Information System
3 259 (5.31%) Self-Motivation
4 153 (3.14%) Data Centre
5 107 (2.19%) User Experience
6 104 (2.13%) Driving Licence
7 72 (1.48%) PKI
8 66 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
9 50 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
10 43 (0.88%) Client/Server
10 43 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
11 42 (0.86%) Public Cloud
12 40 (0.82%) PMI
13 38 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 38 (0.78%) Reference Data
14 34 (0.70%) CESG
15 33 (0.68%) Clustering
16 32 (0.66%) Blackberry
17 31 (0.64%) Social Media
17 31 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 978 (20.06%) Windows
2 757 (15.53%) Linux
3 311 (6.38%) Windows Server
4 182 (3.73%) Unix
4 182 (3.73%) Windows 7
4 182 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 166 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 145 (2.97%) Windows 10
7 144 (2.95%) Android
8 130 (2.67%) Apple iOS
9 100 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 63 (1.29%) CentOS
11 43 (0.88%) Windows 8
12 42 (0.86%) Mac OS X
13 32 (0.66%) Ubuntu
13 32 (0.66%) Windows XP
14 31 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
15 27 (0.55%) Solaris
16 20 (0.41%) SUSE
17 16 (0.33%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,551 (31.81%) Agile Software Development
2 816 (16.74%) ITIL
3 636 (13.04%) Software Engineering
4 520 (10.66%) Problem-Solving
5 514 (10.54%) Cybersecurity
6 503 (10.32%) Project Management
7 472 (9.68%) Scrum
8 460 (9.43%) DevOps
9 431 (8.84%) Test Automation
10 397 (8.14%) Service Delivery
11 367 (7.53%) TDD
12 349 (7.16%) Service Management
13 342 (7.01%) Information Security
14 335 (6.87%) UML
15 321 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
16 282 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
17 281 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
18 275 (5.64%) Systems Engineering
19 272 (5.58%) Mentoring
20 262 (5.37%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 865 (17.74%) Java
2 773 (15.85%) C
3 606 (12.43%) SQL
4 602 (12.35%) Python
5 551 (11.30%) C#
6 528 (10.83%) C++
7 478 (9.80%) JavaScript
8 294 (6.03%) PowerShell
9 200 (4.10%) Bash Shell
10 105 (2.15%) PL/SQL
11 96 (1.97%) Ruby
12 74 (1.52%) PHP
13 64 (1.31%) T-SQL
14 63 (1.29%) Objective-C
15 62 (1.27%) Shell Script
16 57 (1.17%) Java 8
17 51 (1.05%) ABAP
17 51 (1.05%) Perl
17 51 (1.05%) Scala
18 37 (0.76%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2,956 (60.62%) SC Cleared
2 1,137 (23.32%) DV Cleared
3 689 (14.13%) Degree
4 295 (6.05%) Cisco Certification
5 232 (4.76%) CISSP
6 226 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 192 (3.94%) CCNA
8 166 (3.40%) MCSE
9 145 (2.97%) CCNP
10 103 (2.11%) CISM
11 87 (1.78%) SANS
12 85 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
13 84 (1.72%) GIAC
14 79 (1.62%) ISEB
15 77 (1.58%) CREST Certified
16 76 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
17 71 (1.46%) ISTQB
18 69 (1.42%) Network+ Certification
19 67 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
20 66 (1.35%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (5.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 210 (4.31%) SLA
3 183 (3.75%) GDPR
4 119 (2.44%) QA
5 100 (2.05%) Data Quality
6 75 (1.54%) PCI DSS
7 54 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 48 (0.98%) PMO
9 46 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 43 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 31 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 21 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 21 (0.43%) JSP 440
13 17 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 17 (0.35%) RMADS
14 15 (0.31%) ISO 9001
15 13 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 15288
16 12 (0.25%) DO-178B
16 12 (0.25%) GPG13
16 12 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 450 (9.23%) Active Directory
2 357 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 260 (5.33%) Docker
4 111 (2.28%) Hyper-V
5 97 (1.99%) vSphere
6 93 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
7 73 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
8 70 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
9 51 (1.05%) VMware NSX
10 43 (0.88%) VirtualBox
11 41 (0.84%) Firmware
12 32 (0.66%) XenApp
13 30 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
14 29 (0.59%) NFS
15 28 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
16 25 (0.51%) Samba
17 23 (0.47%) XenDesktop
18 22 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 17 (0.35%) Xen
20 12 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 217 (4.45%) SCCM
2 169 (3.47%) Ansible
3 163 (3.34%) Kubernetes
4 162 (3.32%) Puppet
5 73 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
6 72 (1.48%) SCOM
7 71 (1.46%) Nagios
8 67 (1.37%) Terraform
9 56 (1.15%) vRealize
10 54 (1.11%) vCenter Server
11 51 (1.05%) HP ALM
12 46 (0.94%) Salt
13 42 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
13 42 (0.86%) WSUS
14 25 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
15 23 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
16 21 (0.43%) Nessus
17 17 (0.35%) Cisco LMS
17 17 (0.35%) Opsview
18 16 (0.33%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 1,009 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 478 (9.80%) VMware
3 379 (7.77%) Cisco
4 359 (7.36%) Oracle
5 264 (5.41%) SAP
6 144 (2.95%) Citrix
7 143 (2.93%) Juniper
8 141 (2.89%) HP
9 111 (2.28%) F5
10 105 (2.15%) Red Hat
11 94 (1.93%) CheckPoint
12 82 (1.68%) Atlassian
13 79 (1.62%) SolarWinds
14 74 (1.52%) Google
15 70 (1.44%) EMC
16 55 (1.13%) Dell
17 51 (1.05%) Remedy
18 50 (1.03%) Fortinet
19 49 (1.00%) Palo Alto
20 47 (0.96%) IBM