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 22 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK
3 months to
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 80 92
Rank change year-on-year -30 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 2398 3316 3474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.82% 3.37% 3.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.45% 12.40% 11.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1648 2266 2525
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £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 20951 26734 30208
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.66% 27.16% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16324 21503 23692
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 2262 £47,250 -0.52% 430
South East -1 656 £45,000 +1.12% 127
South West -2 558 £42,500 -5.55% 69
London -21 544 £55,000 -4.34% 126
Hampshire -1 292 £42,500 +6.25% 48
Gloucestershire -1 220 £45,000 -10.00% 17
North West +18 159 £37,500 -16.66% 28
Bristol -3 146 £42,500 +4.29% 14
East of England -29 133 £47,500 +18.75% 22
Wiltshire +2 124 £40,000 +14.28% 23
Oxfordshire +48 114 £50,000 -9.09% 9
Berkshire -19 110 £42,500 -22.72% 26
Surrey -10 102 £50,000 +5.26% 26
West Midlands -47 102 £46,250 +2.77% 31
Reading +9 75 £42,500 -15.00% 17
Manchester +11 74 £37,500 -6.25% 15
Hertfordshire -31 74 £47,500 +26.66% 7
City of London +45 73 £42,500 -10.52% 24
Farnborough +10 58 £52,500 +45.83% 10
East Midlands -22 57 £50,000 +42.85% 4
Birmingham -41 53 £47,500 -20.83% 5
Scotland -9 52 £40,000 -15.78% 11
Portsmouth +8 51 £45,000 +34.32% 4
Basingstoke -4 50 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Cheltenham +4 49 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Salisbury +4 48 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Yorkshire -53 46 £51,250 +13.88% 9
Glasgow +19 45 £46,500 -2.10% 5
Somerset +26 44 £32,500 -5.79% 4
Banbury +9 44 £50,000 -9.09% 3

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2780 (58.15%) SC Cleared
2 1203 (25.16%) DV Cleared
3 1041 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
4 1039 (21.73%) Windows
5 1013 (21.19%) Java
6 919 (19.22%) C
7 850 (17.78%) Linux
8 842 (17.61%) ITIL
9 829 (17.34%) Microsoft
10 786 (16.44%) Degree
11 734 (15.35%) Software Engineering
12 716 (14.98%) Cybersecurity
13 654 (13.68%) SQL
14 516 (10.79%) C#
15 496 (10.37%) Python
16 489 (10.23%) JavaScript
17 486 (10.17%) VMware
18 482 (10.08%) C++
19 462 (9.66%) Firewall
20 457 (9.56%) Oracle
21 456 (9.54%) Information Security
22 449 (9.39%) Finance
23 430 (8.99%) Active Directory
24 422 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
25 404 (8.45%) Test Automation
26 403 (8.43%) Unix
27 395 (8.26%) Project Management
28 388 (8.12%) Cisco
29 381 (7.97%) SQL Server
30 378 (7.91%) Scrum

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
1 172 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 160 (3.35%) WebLogic
3 148 (3.10%) JBoss
4 133 (2.78%) Apache
5 97 (2.03%) Tomcat
6 86 (1.80%) MS Exchange
7 74 (1.55%) Confluence
8 73 (1.53%) IIS
9 65 (1.36%) Apache Spark
10 64 (1.34%) Skype for Business
11 63 (1.32%) WebSphere
12 60 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
13 44 (0.92%) Apache Pig
13 44 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 44 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
14 43 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
15 41 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
16 40 (0.84%) Alfresco
17 32 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
18 24 (0.50%) Joomla!
Applications
1 249 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
2 146 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 67 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
4 59 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 54 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 22 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.38%) SPSS
8 15 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
9 14 (0.29%) InfoPath
10 8 (0.17%) Photoshop
11 7 (0.15%) Acrobat
12 6 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (0.13%) AutoCAD
12 6 (0.13%) Simulink
13 5 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 3 (0.063%) Windchill
15 2 (0.042%) SOLIDWORKS
16 1 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
16 1 (0.021%) InDesign
16 1 (0.021%) Stata
Business Applications
1 39 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
1 39 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 25 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (0.50%) SAP CO
3 24 (0.50%) SAP FI
3 24 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
4 21 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 18 (0.38%) Remedy AR System
6 14 (0.29%) assyst
6 14 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
7 13 (0.27%) SAP InfiniteInsight
7 13 (0.27%) Sentinel
8 10 (0.21%) SAP HR
9 9 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
10 7 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
10 7 (0.15%) Maximo
11 6 (0.13%) Eloqua
11 6 (0.13%) ResourceLink
11 6 (0.13%) SAP PSCD
11 6 (0.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 165 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 163 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
3 135 (2.82%) Office 365
4 75 (1.57%) SaaS
5 53 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
6 49 (1.02%) PaaS
7 40 (0.84%) GitHub
7 40 (0.84%) IaaS
8 22 (0.46%) Amazon S3
8 22 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
9 21 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (0.25%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 8 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.17%) Boomi
12 7 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.15%) G Suite
12 7 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
13 6 (0.13%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.13%) Responsys
13 6 (0.13%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 462 (9.66%) Firewall
2 252 (5.27%) TCP/IP
3 243 (5.08%) DNS
4 236 (4.94%) LAN
5 220 (4.60%) WAN
6 171 (3.58%) DHCP
7 158 (3.30%) Network Security
8 139 (2.91%) Internet
9 116 (2.43%) VPN
10 110 (2.30%) SSL
11 103 (2.15%) OSPF
12 102 (2.13%) HTTP
13 100 (2.09%) BGP
14 98 (2.05%) Wireless
15 90 (1.88%) MPLS
16 84 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
17 72 (1.51%) SMTP
18 68 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
19 66 (1.38%) Intrusion Detection
20 63 (1.32%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 381 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 212 (4.43%) Big Data
3 200 (4.18%) Hadoop
4 175 (3.66%) MongoDB
5 144 (3.01%) Relational Database
6 126 (2.64%) MySQL
7 101 (2.11%) NoSQL
8 93 (1.95%) Oracle Database
9 80 (1.67%) RDBMS
10 63 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 61 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
12 57 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
13 55 (1.15%) GIS
13 55 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
14 53 (1.11%) Apache Hive
15 52 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
16 49 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
17 44 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
18 41 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 29 (0.61%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 257 (5.38%) Selenium
2 235 (4.92%) Jenkins
3 223 (4.66%) JIRA
4 142 (2.97%) Cucumber
5 129 (2.70%) JUnit
6 126 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 122 (2.55%) Git (software)
8 119 (2.49%) Maven
9 110 (2.30%) Visual Studio
10 104 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 97 (2.03%) LoadRunner
12 69 (1.44%) JMeter
13 61 (1.28%) Eclipse
14 59 (1.23%) Rational DOORS
15 52 (1.09%) Subversion
16 50 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
17 44 (0.92%) IntelliJ
18 40 (0.84%) Bitbucket
19 39 (0.82%) HP UFT
20 37 (0.77%) TeamCity
General
1 449 (9.39%) Finance
2 321 (6.71%) Telecoms
3 184 (3.85%) Military
4 154 (3.22%) Marketing
5 138 (2.89%) Manufacturing
6 114 (2.38%) Electronics
7 69 (1.44%) Legal
8 66 (1.38%) Aerospace
9 45 (0.94%) Retail
10 39 (0.82%) Law
11 37 (0.77%) Banking
12 35 (0.73%) Games
12 35 (0.73%) Local Government
12 35 (0.73%) Publishing
13 17 (0.36%) Advertising
14 12 (0.25%) Multimedia
15 11 (0.23%) Avionics
15 11 (0.23%) Back Office
15 11 (0.23%) Billing
16 10 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 659 (13.78%) Developer
2 515 (10.77%) Consultant
3 508 (10.63%) Analyst
4 364 (7.61%) Software Engineer
5 335 (7.01%) Architect
6 249 (5.21%) Network Engineer
7 242 (5.06%) Support Engineer
8 200 (4.18%) Software Developer
9 187 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 183 (3.83%) Java Developer
11 165 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
12 154 (3.22%) Administrator
13 153 (3.20%) Java Engineer
14 149 (3.12%) Java Software Engineer
15 139 (2.91%) Test Engineer
16 138 (2.89%) Project Manager
17 131 (2.74%) Tester
18 121 (2.53%) IT Engineer
19 112 (2.34%) Security Consultant
20 111 (2.32%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 372 (7.78%) HTML
2 326 (6.82%) .NET
3 318 (6.65%) Web Services
4 217 (4.54%) CSS
5 186 (3.89%) Spring
6 165 (3.45%) XML
7 149 (3.12%) J2EE
8 148 (3.10%) ASP.NET
9 135 (2.82%) AngularJS
10 126 (2.64%) SOAP
11 117 (2.45%) HTML5
12 114 (2.38%) Java EE
13 106 (2.22%) RESTful
14 105 (2.20%) REST
15 93 (1.95%) jQuery
16 91 (1.90%) Hibernate
16 91 (1.90%) JSON
17 79 (1.65%) .NET Framework
18 74 (1.55%) Node.js
19 72 (1.51%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 422 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
2 307 (6.42%) Management Information System
3 256 (5.35%) Computer Science
4 191 (3.99%) Data Centre
5 110 (2.30%) CESG
6 97 (2.03%) Driving Licence
6 97 (2.03%) User Experience
7 89 (1.86%) PKI
8 64 (1.34%) Security Operations Centre
9 63 (1.32%) Cyberthreat
10 56 (1.17%) Clustering
10 56 (1.17%) Cybercrime
11 50 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
12 48 (1.00%) CMDB
12 48 (1.00%) Cyber Defence
13 46 (0.96%) Mobile App
14 45 (0.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 42 (0.88%) Algorithms
15 42 (0.88%) Cyber Attack
16 41 (0.86%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1039 (21.73%) Windows
2 850 (17.78%) Linux
3 403 (8.43%) Unix
4 290 (6.07%) Windows Server
5 151 (3.16%) Android
6 123 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 121 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 120 (2.51%) Windows 7
9 114 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 98 (2.05%) Apple iOS
11 93 (1.95%) CentOS
12 80 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 77 (1.61%) Windows 10
14 70 (1.46%) Solaris
15 51 (1.07%) VxWorks
16 39 (0.82%) Mac OS X
17 37 (0.77%) AIX
18 34 (0.71%) Windows 8
19 24 (0.50%) Ubuntu
20 22 (0.46%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1041 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
2 842 (17.61%) ITIL
3 734 (15.35%) Software Engineering
4 716 (14.98%) Cybersecurity
5 456 (9.54%) Information Security
6 404 (8.45%) Test Automation
7 395 (8.26%) Project Management
8 378 (7.91%) Scrum
9 316 (6.61%) Service Delivery
10 311 (6.50%) DevOps
11 289 (6.04%) Continuous Integration
12 287 (6.00%) Service Management
13 278 (5.81%) Mentoring
14 269 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
15 260 (5.44%) Infrastructure Management
15 260 (5.44%) Open Source
16 254 (5.31%) SDLC
17 208 (4.35%) TDD
18 199 (4.16%) Line Management
19 197 (4.12%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1013 (21.19%) Java
2 919 (19.22%) C
3 654 (13.68%) SQL
4 516 (10.79%) C#
5 496 (10.37%) Python
6 489 (10.23%) JavaScript
7 482 (10.08%) C++
8 196 (4.10%) PowerShell
9 174 (3.64%) Ruby
10 116 (2.43%) Perl
11 115 (2.41%) Bash Shell
12 109 (2.28%) Shell Script
13 99 (2.07%) PL/SQL
14 89 (1.86%) Scala
15 77 (1.61%) VB
16 71 (1.49%) PHP
17 49 (1.02%) VBA
18 47 (0.98%) Go
19 46 (0.96%) Groovy
20 41 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2780 (58.15%) SC Cleared
2 1203 (25.16%) DV Cleared
3 786 (16.44%) Degree
4 326 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
5 284 (5.94%) CISSP
6 203 (4.25%) CCNA
7 188 (3.93%) ISTQB
8 163 (3.41%) CCNP
8 163 (3.41%) CISM
9 156 (3.26%) ISEB
10 154 (3.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 119 (2.49%) CESG Certified Professional
12 116 (2.43%) SANS
13 114 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
14 103 (2.15%) MCSE
15 95 (1.99%) GIAC
16 91 (1.90%) CEH
17 86 (1.80%) CREST Certified
18 71 (1.49%) CISA
18 71 (1.49%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 285 (5.96%) SLA
2 162 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 75 (1.57%) PCI DSS
4 74 (1.55%) QA
5 48 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
6 37 (0.77%) COBIT
7 32 (0.67%) JSP 440
7 32 (0.67%) PMO
8 29 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
9 28 (0.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 28 (0.59%) ISO 9001
10 26 (0.54%) RMADS
11 21 (0.44%) Def Stans
12 20 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 17 (0.36%) Data Quality
14 15 (0.31%) DO-178B
15 13 (0.27%) ISO27002
16 12 (0.25%) GPG13
17 9 (0.19%) DO-254
18 7 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 430 (8.99%) Active Directory
2 366 (7.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 150 (3.14%) Hyper-V
4 103 (2.15%) vSphere
5 73 (1.53%) Docker
6 67 (1.40%) Snort
7 59 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
8 44 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
9 37 (0.77%) Firmware
10 24 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 23 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
12 21 (0.44%) Dovecot
13 15 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
14 14 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
14 14 (0.29%) XenApp
15 12 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
16 10 (0.21%) ProxySG
16 10 (0.21%) XenServer
17 9 (0.19%) ISA Server
17 9 (0.19%) KVM
Systems Management
1 170 (3.56%) SCCM
2 123 (2.57%) Puppet
3 96 (2.01%) Ansible
4 75 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
5 68 (1.42%) NetBackup
6 55 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
7 48 (1.00%) Nagios
8 43 (0.90%) SCOM
9 35 (0.73%) vCenter Server
10 33 (0.69%) Nmap
11 30 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
11 30 (0.63%) ZABBIX
12 29 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
13 27 (0.56%) SCOrch
14 26 (0.54%) Kubernetes
14 26 (0.54%) Nessus
15 24 (0.50%) Backup Exec
16 22 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 22 (0.46%) WSUS
17 21 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 829 (17.34%) Microsoft
2 486 (10.17%) VMware
3 457 (9.56%) Oracle
4 388 (8.12%) Cisco
5 258 (5.40%) Juniper
6 230 (4.81%) HP
7 166 (3.47%) SAP
8 149 (3.12%) Red Hat
9 108 (2.26%) IBM
10 91 (1.90%) Citrix
11 84 (1.76%) F5
12 79 (1.65%) EMC
13 71 (1.49%) Remedy
14 70 (1.46%) CheckPoint
15 64 (1.34%) LogRhythm
16 62 (1.30%) McAfee
17 51 (1.07%) ArcSight
17 51 (1.07%) Atlassian
18 50 (1.05%) Palo Alto
19 45 (0.94%) Google
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
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