Security Clearance
UK

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 24 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
24 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 20 27 73
Rank change year-on-year +7 +46 -5
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 7,920 8,206 7,848
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 7.82% 8.37% 4.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.74% 25.23% 17.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4,741 3,630 3,743
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,950 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £41,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £54,121 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.62% +3.09% -2.78%

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 27,556 32,526 44,557
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 27.20% 33.17% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 17,216 14,654 19,122
10th Percentile £28,500 £31,791 £31,000
25th Percentile £38,500 £42,210 £40,967
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £71,000 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £91,950
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the UK

Security Cleared
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared.

Salary trend for Security Cleared in the UK

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared over the 6 months to 24 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in the UK

Security Cleared
Top 17 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 24 May 2024. 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
Jobs
England +5 6,865 £57,500 -4.17% 2,239
UK excluding London +6 6,417 £55,000 +1.62% 1,980
Work from Home +2 3,155 £60,000 - 928
South East +6 1,993 £55,000 +10.55% 682
South West +3 1,916 £57,000 +3.64% 483
London +10 1,057 £70,000 +7.69% 508
North of England +5 821 £55,000 -8.33% 287
Midlands -9 646 £55,000 - 197
North West -2 591 £55,000 -8.33% 210
West Midlands +12 454 £55,000 - 135
East of England +20 420 £55,000 - 175
Scotland -55 314 £58,000 +16.00% 132
Wales +4 228 £58,800 +102.23% 34
East Midlands -27 192 £44,225 -15.76% 60
Yorkshire +15 190 £60,000 -9.77% 50
Northern Ireland +14 113 £60,000 +76.47% 37
North East -34 40 £56,250 +25.00% 27

Security Cleared
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 340 (4.29%) ArcGIS
2 330 (4.17%) GeoServer
3 146 (1.84%) Confluence
4 127 (1.60%) SharePoint
5 118 (1.49%) WebLogic
6 114 (1.44%) Microsoft Exchange
7 100 (1.26%) Apache
8 97 (1.22%) IIS
9 58 (0.73%) Apache Spark
10 44 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
11 41 (0.52%) OpenStack
12 30 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 26 (0.33%) nginx
14 25 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
14 25 (0.32%) JBoss
15 23 (0.29%) Red Hat Fuse
16 17 (0.21%) Jupyter
17 16 (0.20%) CMS
18 15 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
18 15 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 283 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 149 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 125 (1.58%) Simulink
4 82 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 81 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 48 (0.61%) Sketch
7 31 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
8 10 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.076%) Trello
9 6 (0.076%) Windchill
10 4 (0.051%) EPLAN
10 4 (0.051%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.051%) Siemens NX
10 4 (0.051%) Stateflow
11 3 (0.038%) Adobe XD
11 3 (0.038%) InDesign
11 3 (0.038%) Revit
11 3 (0.038%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.025%) Abaqus
12 2 (0.025%) InVision
Business Applications
1 101 (1.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 93 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 56 (0.71%) NEC Housing
4 49 (0.62%) Primavera
5 41 (0.52%) Siebel CRM
6 28 (0.35%) Workday HCM
7 23 (0.29%) Maximo
8 16 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
9 14 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
10 12 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
10 12 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
10 12 (0.15%) SAP HR
11 11 (0.14%) Teamcenter
12 10 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
12 10 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
12 10 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
13 9 (0.11%) SAP SCM
14 8 (0.10%) SAP CO
14 8 (0.10%) SAP FI
14 8 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1,676 (21.16%) Azure
2 1,388 (17.53%) AWS
3 274 (3.46%) Microsoft 365
4 180 (2.27%) GCP
5 176 (2.22%) Power Platform
5 176 (2.22%) SaaS
6 175 (2.21%) Azure DevOps
7 146 (1.84%) Amazon EKS
8 141 (1.78%) Serverless
9 135 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
10 122 (1.54%) OpenShift
11 107 (1.35%) PaaS
12 95 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
13 92 (1.16%) OCI
14 88 (1.11%) Entra ID
15 81 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
16 73 (0.92%) IaaS
16 73 (0.92%) Miro
17 65 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
18 64 (0.81%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 496 (6.26%) Firewall
2 265 (3.35%) DNS
3 252 (3.18%) WAN
4 184 (2.32%) TCP/IP
5 168 (2.12%) LAN
6 159 (2.01%) Network Security
7 152 (1.92%) BGP
8 133 (1.68%) DHCP
9 129 (1.63%) VPN
10 109 (1.38%) Wireless
11 94 (1.19%) SAN
12 83 (1.05%) SSL
13 76 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
14 72 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
15 70 (0.88%) SD-WAN
16 65 (0.82%) Internet
17 63 (0.80%) MPLS
18 55 (0.69%) OSPF
19 48 (0.61%) IPsec
19 48 (0.61%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 465 (5.87%) PostgreSQL
2 367 (4.63%) GIS
3 330 (4.17%) QGIS
4 203 (2.56%) SQL Server
5 191 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 159 (2.01%) Oracle Database
7 117 (1.48%) NoSQL
7 117 (1.48%) Power BI
8 100 (1.26%) Big Data
9 95 (1.20%) MongoDB
10 94 (1.19%) Hadoop
11 66 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
12 63 (0.80%) RDBMS
13 49 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
14 45 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
15 44 (0.56%) MySQL
15 44 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
15 44 (0.56%) VLDB
16 41 (0.52%) Tableau
17 35 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 302 (3.81%) JIRA
2 277 (3.50%) Git
3 253 (3.19%) Jenkins
4 164 (2.07%) GitLab
5 136 (1.72%) Visual Studio
6 102 (1.29%) Bitbucket
7 94 (1.19%) Rational DOORS
8 59 (0.74%) Sourcetree
9 57 (0.72%) Selenium
10 39 (0.49%) Rational Rhapsody
11 34 (0.43%) SonarQube
12 33 (0.42%) Cucumber
13 30 (0.38%) JUnit
14 28 (0.35%) Subversion
15 23 (0.29%) Ant
15 23 (0.29%) LabVIEW
16 22 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
17 21 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 18 (0.23%) Vagrant
19 16 (0.20%) JMeter
General
1 1,666 (21.04%) Social Skills
2 802 (10.13%) Public Sector
3 645 (8.14%) Finance
4 607 (7.66%) Aerospace
5 428 (5.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 416 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
7 258 (3.26%) Military
8 230 (2.90%) Presentation Skills
9 203 (2.56%) Police
10 186 (2.35%) Games
11 175 (2.21%) Telecoms
12 165 (2.08%) Manufacturing
13 136 (1.72%) Retail
14 127 (1.60%) Influencing Skills
15 120 (1.52%) Organisational Skills
16 119 (1.50%) Electronics
17 98 (1.24%) Law
18 77 (0.97%) Local Government
19 61 (0.77%) Legal
20 46 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1,427 (18.02%) Senior
2 1,009 (12.74%) Architect
3 890 (11.24%) Software Engineer
4 690 (8.71%) Developer
5 598 (7.55%) Lead
6 534 (6.74%) Analyst
7 499 (6.30%) Systems Engineer
8 491 (6.20%) Consultant
9 378 (4.77%) Senior Software Engineer
10 358 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 353 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
12 294 (3.71%) Network Engineer
13 292 (3.69%) Project Manager
14 261 (3.30%) DevOps Engineer
15 202 (2.55%) Administrator
16 187 (2.36%) Senior Developer
17 174 (2.20%) Support Engineer
18 170 (2.15%) Security Consultant
19 148 (1.87%) Business Analyst
20 147 (1.86%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 527 (6.65%) .NET
2 506 (6.39%) React
3 364 (4.60%) CSS
4 333 (4.20%) Leaflet
4 333 (4.20%) OpenLayers
5 330 (4.17%) PostGIS
6 314 (3.96%) .NET Core
7 227 (2.87%) Node.js
8 186 (2.35%) HTML
9 184 (2.32%) Spring
10 179 (2.26%) AngularJS
11 174 (2.20%) REST
12 149 (1.88%) Spring Boot
13 136 (1.72%) Web Services
14 112 (1.41%) XML
15 105 (1.33%) Elastic Stack
16 101 (1.28%) RESTful
17 98 (1.24%) JSON
17 98 (1.24%) RabbitMQ
18 76 (0.96%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 339 (4.28%) Management Information System
2 226 (2.85%) Driving Licence
3 210 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
4 201 (2.54%) Data Centre
5 194 (2.45%) Algorithms
6 180 (2.27%) Product Ownership
7 162 (2.05%) Public Cloud
8 133 (1.68%) PKI
9 113 (1.43%) Cloud Native
10 111 (1.40%) Onboarding
11 108 (1.36%) Private Cloud
12 104 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
13 102 (1.29%) Virtual Team
14 91 (1.15%) Operational Technology
15 87 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
16 84 (1.06%) Cyberattack
16 84 (1.06%) Virtual Reality
17 74 (0.93%) Cyber Threat
18 69 (0.87%) Cyber Defence
19 63 (0.80%) Distributed Systems
Operating Systems
1 1,219 (15.39%) Linux
2 1,087 (13.72%) Windows
3 368 (4.65%) Windows Server
4 214 (2.70%) Unix
5 206 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 156 (1.97%) Ubuntu
7 150 (1.89%) Windows 10
8 137 (1.73%) CentOS
9 125 (1.58%) Windows Server 2016
10 124 (1.57%) Windows Server 2019
11 99 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 78 (0.98%) Solaris
13 70 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
14 64 (0.81%) Windows 7
15 60 (0.76%) VMS
16 39 (0.49%) Android
17 37 (0.47%) Debian
18 19 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
19 18 (0.23%) AIX
20 12 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,394 (30.23%) Agile
2 1,669 (21.07%) Actionable Insight
3 1,409 (17.79%) DevOps
4 1,374 (17.35%) Software Engineering
5 1,240 (15.66%) Problem-Solving
6 844 (10.66%) Cybersecurity
7 709 (8.95%) Project Management
8 653 (8.24%) Scrum
9 588 (7.42%) ITIL
10 585 (7.39%) Mentoring
11 572 (7.22%) Collaborative Working
12 506 (6.39%) CI/CD
13 495 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 485 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
15 450 (5.68%) Systems Engineering
16 382 (4.82%) Project Delivery
17 366 (4.62%) Coaching
18 359 (4.53%) Web Development
19 336 (4.24%) Continuous Integration
20 334 (4.22%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,298 (16.39%) Python
2 830 (10.48%) JavaScript
3 786 (9.92%) Java
4 609 (7.69%) C#
5 563 (7.11%) SQL
6 452 (5.71%) PowerShell
7 311 (3.93%) C++
8 299 (3.78%) Bash
9 276 (3.48%) C
10 147 (1.86%) MATLAB
11 127 (1.60%) TypeScript
12 114 (1.44%) Shell Script
13 61 (0.77%) PL/SQL
14 59 (0.74%) Rust
15 52 (0.66%) Embedded C
16 49 (0.62%) Fortran
16 49 (0.62%) Go
17 43 (0.54%) Ada
18 38 (0.48%) VB
19 33 (0.42%) Bicep
Qualifications
1 4,683 (59.13%) SC Cleared
2 1,718 (21.69%) DV Cleared
3 1,271 (16.05%) Degree
4 662 (8.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 220 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
6 181 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 166 (2.10%) AWS Certification
8 160 (2.02%) CISSP
9 157 (1.98%) Azure Certification
10 135 (1.70%) CCNP
11 134 (1.69%) CCNA
12 130 (1.64%) CISM
13 103 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
14 93 (1.17%) Master's Degree
15 87 (1.10%) CESG Certified Professional
16 73 (0.92%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
16 73 (0.92%) DBS Check
17 68 (0.86%) CRISC
18 62 (0.78%) PhD
19 57 (0.72%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (2.97%) SLA
2 218 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 212 (2.68%) Accessibility
4 171 (2.16%) QA
5 139 (1.76%) NIST
6 118 (1.49%) NCSC
7 80 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
8 59 (0.74%) WCAG
9 58 (0.73%) GDPR
10 53 (0.67%) PCI DSS
11 51 (0.64%) NIST 800
12 50 (0.63%) PMO
13 49 (0.62%) ISO 9001
14 42 (0.53%) Def Stans
15 41 (0.52%) JSP 440
16 40 (0.51%) GRC
17 37 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 36 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 15288
19 33 (0.42%) COBIT
20 32 (0.40%) RMADS
System Software
1 554 (6.99%) Active Directory
2 439 (5.54%) Docker
3 361 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 197 (2.49%) Hyper-V
5 99 (1.25%) Firmware
6 93 (1.17%) vSphere
7 77 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
8 61 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
9 60 (0.76%) KVM
10 59 (0.74%) VMware NSX
11 44 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
12 24 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
13 23 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
14 16 (0.20%) pfSense
15 15 (0.19%) Embedded Firmware
16 13 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
17 11 (0.14%) NFS
18 10 (0.13%) XenDesktop
19 9 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
19 9 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 548 (6.92%) Ansible
2 492 (6.21%) Kubernetes
3 426 (5.38%) Terraform
4 209 (2.64%) SCCM
5 156 (1.97%) Puppet
6 93 (1.17%) WSUS
7 89 (1.12%) SCOM
8 84 (1.06%) vCenter Server
9 73 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
10 60 (0.76%) Grafana
11 50 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
12 44 (0.56%) Data Guard
12 44 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
13 41 (0.52%) Prometheus
14 39 (0.49%) Progress Chef
15 36 (0.45%) NetBackup
16 35 (0.44%) FortiGate
17 32 (0.40%) OpenView
18 31 (0.39%) EnCase
19 30 (0.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 1,299 (16.40%) Microsoft
2 556 (7.02%) VMware
3 470 (5.93%) Cisco
4 468 (5.91%) Oracle
5 338 (4.27%) ESRI
6 305 (3.85%) Juniper
7 205 (2.59%) Red Hat
8 159 (2.01%) ServiceNow
9 122 (1.54%) Remedy
10 105 (1.33%) Google
10 105 (1.33%) HP
11 101 (1.28%) Sparx
12 89 (1.12%) IBM
13 88 (1.11%) Dell
14 84 (1.06%) Fortinet
15 74 (0.93%) Splunk
16 73 (0.92%) SAP
17 72 (0.91%) NEC
18 66 (0.83%) Palo Alto
19 63 (0.80%) McAfee