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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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 72 54 65
Rank change year-on-year -18 +11 +2
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 8,349 5,485 3,350
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.65% 5.13% 4.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.09% 23.69% 19.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3,839 2,905 2,181
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,678 £42,500 £38,475
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +0.96%
75th Percentile £72,000 £72,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.78% +8.00% -

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 46,156 23,156 17,155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.70% 21.67% 21.73%
Number of salaries quoted 17,843 13,424 12,887
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £29,686
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £48,900 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.84% +2.95% +5.56%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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 -16 6,849 £55,000 -3.36% 922
UK excluding London -3 5,819 £52,500 -2.78% 719
Work from Home +15 4,015 £60,000 - 287
South West +1 1,634 £55,000 +4.76% 212
London -74 1,586 £65,000 - 226
North of England +41 1,366 £50,000 -7.41% 106
South East -7 1,338 £53,825 -2.14% 222
North West +25 1,090 £50,000 -4.76% 83
Midlands -20 560 £53,112 -11.48% 69
Scotland -10 479 £45,000 +2.27% 26
East of England 0 384 £52,500 -19.23% 60
West Midlands -40 356 £55,000 -8.33% 43
Yorkshire +40 231 £56,888 +5.35% 12
Wales +9 211 £56,250 +28.84% 24
East Midlands +19 189 £45,500 -9.00% 24
North East +1 67 £60,000 +11.11% 11
Northern Ireland -43 31 £40,000 +23.08%

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 5,317 (63.68%) SC Cleared
2 3,124 (37.42%) Agile
3 2,225 (26.65%) Social Skills
4 1,717 (20.57%) Azure
5 1,564 (18.73%) Public Sector
6 1,561 (18.70%) AWS
7 1,553 (18.60%) Finance
8 1,531 (18.34%) DevOps
9 1,498 (17.94%) Software Engineering
10 1,489 (17.83%) Microsoft
11 1,452 (17.39%) Java
12 1,445 (17.31%) Python
13 1,387 (16.61%) Degree
14 1,246 (14.92%) Cybersecurity
15 1,229 (14.72%) Linux
16 1,192 (14.28%) Problem-Solving
17 1,165 (13.95%) DV Cleared
18 1,081 (12.95%) JavaScript
18 1,081 (12.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 1,022 (12.24%) Project Management
20 940 (11.26%) Windows
21 938 (11.23%) ITIL
22 907 (10.86%) Docker
23 793 (9.50%) SQL
24 717 (8.59%) C#
25 696 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
26 682 (8.17%) Scrum
27 674 (8.07%) .NET
28 669 (8.01%) Kubernetes
29 662 (7.93%) Project Delivery

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
1 279 (3.34%) SharePoint
2 246 (2.95%) Confluence
3 143 (1.71%) Apache
4 125 (1.50%) GeoServer
5 89 (1.07%) MS Exchange
6 67 (0.80%) Apache Spark
7 48 (0.57%) IIS
8 47 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 29 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
10 27 (0.32%) Skype for Business
10 27 (0.32%) WebSphere
11 25 (0.30%) ArcGIS
12 24 (0.29%) nginx
13 21 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
14 18 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 18 (0.22%) WebLogic
15 16 (0.19%) Oracle 9iAS
15 16 (0.19%) Oracle Application Server
16 15 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
16 15 (0.18%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 497 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
2 162 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 117 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 100 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
5 41 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 33 (0.40%) Sketch
7 31 (0.37%) Simulink
8 22 (0.26%) Adobe XD
9 16 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
10 9 (0.11%) Maple
11 8 (0.096%) AutoCAD
12 7 (0.084%) Siemens NX
13 5 (0.060%) InVision
14 4 (0.048%) Chatbot
15 3 (0.036%) Abaqus
15 3 (0.036%) Windchill
16 2 (0.024%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 1 (0.012%) Blender
17 1 (0.012%) EngageOne
17 1 (0.012%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 40 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
3 23 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
3 23 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 20 (0.24%) Maximo
5 16 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
5 16 (0.19%) Teamcenter
6 15 (0.18%) Primavera
7 13 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
7 13 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.096%) SAP SCM
9 7 (0.084%) Oracle General Ledger
9 7 (0.084%) Oracle Payables
10 6 (0.072%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 6 (0.072%) Oracle BPM
10 6 (0.072%) Oracle Receivables
11 5 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.060%) SAP PM
11 5 (0.060%) SAP PP
11 5 (0.060%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1,717 (20.57%) Azure
2 1,561 (18.70%) AWS
3 343 (4.11%) Microsoft 365
4 285 (3.41%) Azure DevOps
5 218 (2.61%) GCP
6 203 (2.43%) SaaS
7 189 (2.26%) Power Platform
8 179 (2.14%) Azure Active Directory
9 147 (1.76%) PaaS
10 122 (1.46%) OpenShift
11 115 (1.38%) Serverless
12 108 (1.29%) IaaS
13 103 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
14 100 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
14 100 (1.20%) GitHub
15 96 (1.15%) Amazon S3
16 94 (1.13%) Azure Monitor
17 83 (0.99%) Azure Key Vault
18 81 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
19 66 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 524 (6.28%) Firewall
2 277 (3.32%) HTTP
3 271 (3.25%) DNS
4 261 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 240 (2.87%) WAN
6 224 (2.68%) LAN
7 220 (2.64%) Network Security
8 189 (2.26%) DHCP
9 158 (1.89%) SSL
10 145 (1.74%) Wireless
11 141 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
12 126 (1.51%) VPN
13 110 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
14 97 (1.16%) Internet
15 96 (1.15%) BGP
16 95 (1.14%) OSPF
17 91 (1.09%) SD-WAN
18 78 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
19 69 (0.83%) MPLS
20 62 (0.74%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (3.69%) SQL Server
2 292 (3.50%) NoSQL
3 288 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
4 257 (3.08%) Big Data
5 162 (1.94%) GIS
5 162 (1.94%) MySQL
6 132 (1.58%) Power BI
7 128 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
7 128 (1.53%) Relational Database
8 124 (1.49%) QGIS
9 120 (1.44%) Hadoop
10 115 (1.38%) MongoDB
11 107 (1.28%) Oracle Database
12 97 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
13 71 (0.85%) Redis
14 64 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
15 62 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
16 54 (0.65%) Data Lake
17 46 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 37 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 593 (7.10%) Git (software)
2 416 (4.98%) JIRA
3 372 (4.46%) Jenkins
4 142 (1.70%) Selenium
5 104 (1.25%) Bitbucket
6 94 (1.13%) GitLab
7 83 (0.99%) Postman
8 82 (0.98%) Maven
9 71 (0.85%) JMeter
10 63 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 62 (0.74%) Cucumber
11 62 (0.74%) webpack
12 60 (0.72%) SonarQube
13 58 (0.69%) Subversion
14 57 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
15 56 (0.67%) Artifactory
15 56 (0.67%) REST Assured
16 50 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
17 49 (0.59%) Visual Studio
18 48 (0.57%) Newman
General
1 2,225 (26.65%) Social Skills
2 1,564 (18.73%) Public Sector
3 1,553 (18.60%) Finance
4 1,081 (12.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 696 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
6 381 (4.56%) Aerospace
7 371 (4.44%) Law
8 335 (4.01%) Military
9 305 (3.65%) Telecoms
10 273 (3.27%) Local Government
11 235 (2.81%) Organisational Skills
12 228 (2.73%) Marketing
13 222 (2.66%) Police
14 213 (2.55%) Presentation Skills
15 206 (2.47%) Legal
16 201 (2.41%) Aviation
17 198 (2.37%) Retail
18 168 (2.01%) Manufacturing
19 155 (1.86%) Electronics
20 139 (1.66%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 1,095 (13.12%) Software Engineer
2 838 (10.04%) Architect
3 792 (9.49%) Analyst
4 671 (8.04%) Developer
5 530 (6.35%) DevOps Engineer
6 465 (5.57%) Consultant
7 381 (4.56%) Project Manager
8 361 (4.32%) Graduate
9 333 (3.99%) Solutions Architect
10 308 (3.69%) Systems Engineer
11 241 (2.89%) Network Engineer
12 235 (2.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 202 (2.42%) Security Engineer
14 179 (2.14%) Business Analyst
15 176 (2.11%) Senior Developer
16 174 (2.08%) Support Engineer
17 166 (1.99%) Software Developer
18 158 (1.89%) Cloud Engineer
19 151 (1.81%) Graduate Software Engineer
20 143 (1.71%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 674 (8.07%) .NET
2 591 (7.08%) React
3 562 (6.73%) CSS
4 522 (6.25%) HTML
5 380 (4.55%) AngularJS
6 288 (3.45%) Node.js
7 215 (2.58%) Spring
8 204 (2.44%) .NET Framework
9 200 (2.40%) XML
10 191 (2.29%) ASP.NET
11 183 (2.19%) Kafka
12 146 (1.75%) OpenLayers
13 132 (1.58%) HTML5
14 131 (1.57%) Ruby on Rails
15 128 (1.53%) Java EE
16 126 (1.51%) PostGIS
17 125 (1.50%) Leaflet
18 124 (1.49%) RESTful
19 123 (1.47%) Web Services
20 112 (1.34%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 607 (7.27%) Management Information System
2 604 (7.23%) Cyberattack
3 414 (4.96%) Cyber Defence
4 339 (4.06%) Self-Motivation
5 278 (3.33%) Cybercrime
6 248 (2.97%) Data Centre
7 246 (2.95%) User Experience
8 241 (2.89%) Cloud Native
9 180 (2.16%) Cyberthreat
10 178 (2.13%) Public Cloud
11 165 (1.98%) NHS
12 144 (1.72%) Virtual Team
13 136 (1.63%) e-Learning
14 124 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
15 118 (1.41%) PKI
16 105 (1.26%) Driving Licence
17 71 (0.85%) Algorithms
17 71 (0.85%) FPGA
18 70 (0.84%) Replication
19 68 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,229 (14.72%) Linux
2 940 (11.26%) Windows
3 312 (3.74%) Windows Server
4 247 (2.96%) Unix
5 236 (2.83%) Ubuntu
6 187 (2.24%) Windows 10
7 150 (1.80%) Windows Server 2019
8 132 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 125 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 121 (1.45%) Android
11 120 (1.44%) CentOS
12 119 (1.43%) Windows Server 2016
13 60 (0.72%) Apple iOS
14 55 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
15 42 (0.50%) Solaris
16 25 (0.30%) VMS
17 24 (0.29%) Windows 7
18 21 (0.25%) Kali Linux
19 20 (0.24%) Debian
20 19 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,124 (37.42%) Agile
2 1,531 (18.34%) DevOps
3 1,498 (17.94%) Software Engineering
4 1,246 (14.92%) Cybersecurity
5 1,192 (14.28%) Problem-Solving
6 1,022 (12.24%) Project Management
7 938 (11.23%) ITIL
8 682 (8.17%) Scrum
9 662 (7.93%) Project Delivery
10 612 (7.33%) Service Delivery
11 576 (6.90%) Analytics
12 566 (6.78%) Threat Intelligence
13 555 (6.65%) Test Automation
14 551 (6.60%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
15 546 (6.54%) Mentoring
16 542 (6.49%) Computer Science
17 537 (6.43%) SDLC
18 504 (6.04%) Configuration Management
19 491 (5.88%) Coaching
20 484 (5.80%) CI/CD
Programming Languages
1 1,452 (17.39%) Java
2 1,445 (17.31%) Python
3 1,081 (12.95%) JavaScript
4 793 (9.50%) SQL
5 717 (8.59%) C#
6 526 (6.30%) C++
7 458 (5.49%) Bash
8 346 (4.14%) TypeScript
9 326 (3.90%) PowerShell
10 313 (3.75%) C
11 268 (3.21%) Go
12 266 (3.19%) Ruby
13 152 (1.82%) Perl
14 92 (1.10%) Shell Script
15 91 (1.09%) T-SQL
16 80 (0.96%) MATLAB
17 71 (0.85%) Scala
18 65 (0.78%) PHP
19 50 (0.60%) R
20 40 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 5,317 (63.68%) SC Cleared
2 1,387 (16.61%) Degree
3 1,165 (13.95%) DV Cleared
4 358 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
5 306 (3.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 214 (2.56%) CCNP
7 196 (2.35%) CISSP
8 189 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 188 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
10 169 (2.02%) CCNA
11 120 (1.44%) CISM
12 109 (1.31%) ISTQB
13 102 (1.22%) DBS Check
14 101 (1.21%) HND
15 91 (1.09%) HNC
16 90 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 82 (0.98%) CTC Cleared
18 73 (0.87%) CESG Certified Professional
18 73 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 71 (0.85%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 438 (5.25%) SLA
2 280 (3.35%) QA
3 265 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 170 (2.04%) NCSC
5 156 (1.87%) PMO
6 145 (1.74%) Accessibility
7 117 (1.40%) JSP 440
8 115 (1.38%) NIST
9 98 (1.17%) GDPR
10 95 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
11 66 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 58 (0.69%) RMADS
13 47 (0.56%) Def Stans
14 42 (0.50%) COBIT
14 42 (0.50%) Data Quality
15 36 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 32 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 32 (0.38%) GRC
16 32 (0.38%) WCAG
17 30 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 907 (10.86%) Docker
2 563 (6.74%) Active Directory
3 445 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 141 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 101 (1.21%) Firmware
6 100 (1.20%) vSphere
7 78 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
8 72 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
9 43 (0.52%) VMware NSX
10 31 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
11 29 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
12 18 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 15 (0.18%) LXC
14 14 (0.17%) XenDesktop
15 13 (0.16%) Lustre
15 13 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
16 12 (0.14%) XenApp
17 10 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
17 10 (0.12%) Slurm Workload Manager
18 8 (0.096%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 669 (8.01%) Kubernetes
2 642 (7.69%) Ansible
3 480 (5.75%) Terraform
4 256 (3.07%) Puppet
5 152 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
6 90 (1.08%) SCCM
7 83 (0.99%) vCenter Server
8 67 (0.80%) Kibana
9 66 (0.79%) Prometheus
10 64 (0.77%) Grafana
11 56 (0.67%) WSUS
12 51 (0.61%) FortiGate
13 47 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
14 44 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
15 40 (0.48%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 36 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
17 33 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
18 29 (0.35%) Data Guard
19 28 (0.34%) Icinga
20 25 (0.30%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1,489 (17.83%) Microsoft
2 542 (6.49%) Cisco
3 528 (6.32%) VMware
4 455 (5.45%) Oracle
5 261 (3.13%) Adobe
6 238 (2.85%) Apple
7 233 (2.79%) Palo Alto
8 201 (2.41%) Red Hat
9 196 (2.35%) NEC
10 172 (2.06%) Google
11 151 (1.81%) Fortinet
12 150 (1.80%) Atlassian
12 150 (1.80%) CheckPoint
13 139 (1.66%) Northgate
14 131 (1.57%) SAP
15 122 (1.46%) HP
15 122 (1.46%) SolarWinds
16 120 (1.44%) Citrix
17 119 (1.43%) F5
18 117 (1.40%) ServiceNow