Period
to 17 August 2017

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 17 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 79 95
Rank change year-on-year -33 +16 -16
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 5005 6795 6698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.84% 3.43% 3.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.64% 12.79% 11.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3518 4838 5328
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual 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 42994 53127 59835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.42% 26.83% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 33062 42941 47460
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,252 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -

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 17 August 2017.

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 17 August 2017. 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 -34 4661 £46,500 -2.11% 296
UK excluding London -13 3795 £45,000 - 248
South East -9 1434 £45,000 - 84
South West -2 1153 £42,500 -5.56% 54
London -44 1016 £55,000 -8.33% 79
North of England -26 406 £40,000 -11.11% 39
Midlands -47 362 £54,000 +27.06% 19
East of England -39 282 £47,500 +11.76% 18
West Midlands -32 270 £55,000 +15.18% 9
North West -13 259 £40,000 -11.11% 18
Scotland -3 113 £43,000 -4.44% 21
Yorkshire -57 100 £47,500 +5.56% 9
East Midlands -31 98 £50,000 +25.00% 8
Wales -2 65 £45,000 +10.43% 11
North East +16 48 £39,513 -3.63% 12
Northern Ireland -37 11 £60,000 +50.00% 2

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 2963 (59.20%) SC Cleared
2 1234 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
3 1205 (24.08%) DV Cleared
4 1050 (20.98%) Windows
5 1005 (20.08%) Java
6 922 (18.42%) Linux
7 896 (17.90%) C
8 848 (16.94%) Microsoft
9 844 (16.86%) ITIL
10 826 (16.50%) Degree
11 727 (14.53%) Software Engineering
12 696 (13.91%) SQL
13 617 (12.33%) Cybersecurity
14 534 (10.67%) Python
15 527 (10.53%) Finance
16 508 (10.15%) VMware
17 479 (9.57%) Firewall
18 474 (9.47%) C#
19 467 (9.33%) Oracle
19 467 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
20 424 (8.47%) Information Security
21 418 (8.35%) Cisco
22 414 (8.27%) Project Management
23 413 (8.25%) C++
24 405 (8.09%) Active Directory
25 404 (8.07%) Unix
26 403 (8.05%) JavaScript
27 396 (7.91%) SQL Server
28 394 (7.87%) Mentoring
29 377 (7.53%) 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
1 208 (4.16%) SharePoint
2 161 (3.22%) Apache
3 131 (2.62%) JBoss
4 118 (2.36%) WebLogic
5 116 (2.32%) Tomcat
6 84 (1.68%) MS Exchange
7 81 (1.62%) Apache Spark
8 72 (1.44%) Confluence
9 71 (1.42%) IIS
10 57 (1.14%) Skype for Business
11 55 (1.10%) Documentum
12 52 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
13 49 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
14 48 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
15 47 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 45 (0.90%) WebSphere
17 44 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
18 40 (0.80%) OpenStack
19 39 (0.78%) CMS
20 33 (0.66%) SAS
Applications
1 247 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
2 134 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 72 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
4 47 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 35 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 32 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.60%) SPSS
8 18 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 18 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
9 17 (0.34%) InfoPath
10 15 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
11 14 (0.28%) Simulink
12 4 (0.080%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.040%) Mathcad
13 2 (0.040%) Photoshop
13 2 (0.040%) Siemens NX
13 2 (0.040%) Windchill
14 1 (0.020%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.020%) Maya
14 1 (0.020%) Stata
Business Applications
1 51 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
2 27 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 25 (0.50%) SAP FI
5 24 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
6 20 (0.40%) SAP CO
7 19 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
8 17 (0.34%) Remedy AR System
9 15 (0.30%) Teamcenter
10 14 (0.28%) SAP InfiniteInsight
11 11 (0.22%) assyst
12 10 (0.20%) SAP MM
13 9 (0.18%) SAP BPC
14 8 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
14 8 (0.16%) Maximo
14 8 (0.16%) ResourceLink
14 8 (0.16%) SAP GTS
14 8 (0.16%) SAP HCM
14 8 (0.16%) SAP PP
14 8 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 220 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 198 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
3 119 (2.38%) Office 365
4 71 (1.42%) SaaS
5 67 (1.34%) PaaS
6 60 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
7 56 (1.12%) IaaS
8 46 (0.92%) GitHub
9 20 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
10 17 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
11 15 (0.30%) Amazon S3
12 13 (0.26%) OpenShift
13 10 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
14 9 (0.18%) Oracle Service Cloud
15 8 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
16 7 (0.14%) G Suite
17 5 (0.100%) Amazon EC2
17 5 (0.100%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
18 3 (0.060%) Google Analytics
19 2 (0.040%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 479 (9.57%) Firewall
2 275 (5.49%) TCP/IP
3 249 (4.98%) LAN
4 241 (4.82%) DNS
5 234 (4.68%) WAN
6 180 (3.60%) Network Security
7 167 (3.34%) DHCP
8 165 (3.30%) Internet
9 131 (2.62%) VPN
10 126 (2.52%) SSL
11 107 (2.14%) HTTP
12 105 (2.10%) BGP
13 103 (2.06%) Wireless
14 94 (1.88%) SAN
15 93 (1.86%) OSPF
16 81 (1.62%) Cisco Nexus
17 80 (1.60%) Wireshark
18 78 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
19 72 (1.44%) SMTP
20 67 (1.34%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 396 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 235 (4.70%) Big Data
3 231 (4.62%) Hadoop
4 135 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 125 (2.50%) MongoDB
6 103 (2.06%) Oracle Database
7 92 (1.84%) MySQL
7 92 (1.84%) NoSQL
8 81 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
9 70 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
10 64 (1.28%) RDBMS
11 57 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 52 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
12 52 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
12 52 (1.04%) QlikView
13 49 (0.98%) GIS
14 47 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
15 45 (0.90%) SAP BW
15 45 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 44 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 258 (5.15%) Jenkins
2 231 (4.62%) Selenium
3 210 (4.20%) JIRA
4 162 (3.24%) Git (software)
5 124 (2.48%) Maven
6 121 (2.42%) JUnit
7 120 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 116 (2.32%) Cucumber
9 106 (2.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 105 (2.10%) Visual Studio
11 86 (1.72%) LoadRunner
12 64 (1.28%) Rational DOORS
13 61 (1.22%) Subversion
14 60 (1.20%) Eclipse
15 58 (1.16%) JMeter
16 54 (1.08%) Bitbucket
17 44 (0.88%) EasyMock
18 42 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
19 36 (0.72%) HP UFT
20 29 (0.58%) IntelliJ
General
1 527 (10.53%) Finance
2 352 (7.03%) Telecoms
3 218 (4.36%) Manufacturing
4 186 (3.72%) Marketing
4 186 (3.72%) Military
5 179 (3.58%) Electronics
6 78 (1.56%) Aerospace
7 70 (1.40%) Legal
8 57 (1.14%) Law
9 44 (0.88%) Local Government
10 42 (0.84%) Retail
11 40 (0.80%) Publishing
12 36 (0.72%) Multimedia
13 31 (0.62%) Games
14 20 (0.40%) Back Office
15 18 (0.36%) Billing
16 14 (0.28%) Advertising
16 14 (0.28%) Automotive
17 12 (0.24%) Avionics
18 10 (0.20%) Banking
Job Titles
1 752 (15.02%) Developer
2 598 (11.95%) Analyst
3 528 (10.55%) Consultant
4 436 (8.71%) Architect
5 308 (6.15%) Software Engineer
6 289 (5.77%) Network Engineer
7 220 (4.40%) Java Developer
8 198 (3.96%) Support Engineer
9 186 (3.72%) Software Developer
10 179 (3.58%) Administrator
11 170 (3.40%) Tester
12 160 (3.20%) Systems Engineer
13 145 (2.90%) Java Engineer
14 143 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 135 (2.70%) Project Manager
16 130 (2.60%) Java Software Engineer
17 117 (2.34%) .NET Developer
18 112 (2.24%) Business Analyst
19 106 (2.12%) Applications Support
19 106 (2.12%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 372 (7.43%) .NET
2 355 (7.09%) Web Services
3 324 (6.47%) HTML
4 204 (4.08%) Spring
5 194 (3.88%) CSS
6 143 (2.86%) REST
6 143 (2.86%) SOAP
7 132 (2.64%) AngularJS
8 131 (2.62%) XML
9 130 (2.60%) HTML5
10 129 (2.58%) J2EE
11 117 (2.34%) ASP.NET
12 102 (2.04%) Java EE
13 101 (2.02%) .NET Framework
13 101 (2.02%) RESTful
14 93 (1.86%) Middleware
15 86 (1.72%) jQuery
16 77 (1.54%) JSON
17 76 (1.52%) Node.js
18 65 (1.30%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 467 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
2 346 (6.91%) Computer Science
3 309 (6.17%) Management Information System
4 221 (4.42%) Data Centre
5 133 (2.66%) User Experience
6 109 (2.18%) Driving Licence
7 108 (2.16%) CESG
8 82 (1.64%) PKI
9 81 (1.62%) Cyberthreat
9 81 (1.62%) Public Cloud
10 67 (1.34%) Security Operations Centre
11 57 (1.14%) Cybercrime
12 53 (1.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 53 (1.06%) Mobile App
12 53 (1.06%) SCADA
13 47 (0.94%) Cyber Attack
13 47 (0.94%) Smartphone
14 45 (0.90%) Algorithms
15 42 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
16 40 (0.80%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1050 (20.98%) Windows
2 922 (18.42%) Linux
3 404 (8.07%) Unix
4 248 (4.96%) Windows Server
5 142 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 135 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 112 (2.24%) Android
7 112 (2.24%) Windows 7
8 110 (2.20%) CentOS
9 105 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 85 (1.70%) Windows 10
11 80 (1.60%) Apple iOS
12 56 (1.12%) VxWorks
13 55 (1.10%) Solaris
13 55 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
14 34 (0.68%) Windows XP
15 30 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
16 29 (0.58%) AIX
17 26 (0.52%) Mac OS X
18 21 (0.42%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1234 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
2 844 (16.86%) ITIL
3 727 (14.53%) Software Engineering
4 617 (12.33%) Cybersecurity
5 424 (8.47%) Information Security
6 414 (8.27%) Project Management
7 394 (7.87%) Mentoring
8 377 (7.53%) Scrum
9 376 (7.51%) Test Automation
10 358 (7.15%) DevOps
11 325 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
12 305 (6.09%) Service Management
13 294 (5.87%) Open Source
14 293 (5.85%) Stakeholder Management
15 286 (5.71%) SDLC
16 285 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
16 285 (5.69%) Service Delivery
17 265 (5.29%) TOGAF
18 260 (5.19%) TDD
19 240 (4.80%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1005 (20.08%) Java
2 896 (17.90%) C
3 696 (13.91%) SQL
4 534 (10.67%) Python
5 474 (9.47%) C#
6 413 (8.25%) C++
7 403 (8.05%) JavaScript
8 218 (4.36%) PowerShell
9 175 (3.50%) Ruby
10 151 (3.02%) Bash Shell
11 142 (2.84%) PL/SQL
12 134 (2.68%) Shell Script
13 132 (2.64%) Scala
14 89 (1.78%) Perl
15 79 (1.58%) PHP
16 69 (1.38%) VB
17 59 (1.18%) R
18 51 (1.02%) Go
19 39 (0.78%) Groovy
19 39 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2963 (59.20%) SC Cleared
2 1205 (24.08%) DV Cleared
3 826 (16.50%) Degree
4 351 (7.01%) Cisco Certification
5 243 (4.86%) CISSP
6 213 (4.26%) CCNA
7 191 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 168 (3.36%) CCNP
9 159 (3.18%) ISTQB
10 138 (2.76%) ISEB
11 127 (2.54%) CESG Certified Professional
12 121 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
13 104 (2.08%) CREST Certified
14 103 (2.06%) CISM
15 94 (1.88%) MCSE
16 80 (1.60%) SANS
17 65 (1.30%) MCP
17 65 (1.30%) MCSA
18 63 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
19 61 (1.22%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 263 (5.25%) SLA
2 165 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (1.30%) PCI DSS
3 65 (1.30%) QA
4 61 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 53 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials
6 43 (0.86%) PMO
7 41 (0.82%) COBIT
8 37 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 36 (0.72%) Data Quality
9 36 (0.72%) ISO 9001
9 36 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 34 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 32 (0.64%) GDPR
12 31 (0.62%) RMADS
13 25 (0.50%) JSP 440
14 22 (0.44%) Def Stans
15 18 (0.36%) DO-178B
16 17 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 13 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 405 (8.09%) Active Directory
2 366 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (2.42%) Hyper-V
4 115 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
5 103 (2.06%) vSphere
6 93 (1.86%) Docker
7 54 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
8 45 (0.90%) Snort
9 42 (0.84%) Firmware
10 28 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 28 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
10 28 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
11 21 (0.42%) VMware NSX
12 18 (0.36%) Dovecot
13 16 (0.32%) Apache Flume
14 14 (0.28%) KVM
15 13 (0.26%) vCloud
15 13 (0.26%) XenApp
16 10 (0.20%) ISA Server
17 9 (0.18%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 195 (3.90%) Puppet
2 134 (2.68%) Ansible
3 123 (2.46%) SCCM
4 86 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
5 58 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
6 52 (1.04%) NetBackup
7 51 (1.02%) Nagios
8 48 (0.96%) SCOM
9 45 (0.90%) ZABBIX
10 36 (0.72%) vCenter Server
11 35 (0.70%) Nessus
12 33 (0.66%) Terraform
13 29 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 27 (0.54%) WSUS
15 26 (0.52%) Data Guard
16 23 (0.46%) Nmap
17 21 (0.42%) Kubernetes
18 20 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
19 19 (0.38%) Backup Exec
20 18 (0.36%) QRadar
Vendors
1 848 (16.94%) Microsoft
2 508 (10.15%) VMware
3 467 (9.33%) Oracle
4 418 (8.35%) Cisco
5 239 (4.78%) Juniper
6 238 (4.76%) SAP
7 216 (4.32%) HP
8 171 (3.42%) Red Hat
9 113 (2.26%) IBM
10 107 (2.14%) Citrix
11 100 (2.00%) EMC
12 87 (1.74%) F5
13 76 (1.52%) Remedy
14 72 (1.44%) CheckPoint
15 68 (1.36%) McAfee
16 66 (1.32%) ArcSight
17 63 (1.26%) LogRhythm
18 59 (1.18%) Palo Alto
19 54 (1.08%) Dell
20 48 (0.96%) Splunk