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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 82 86
Rank change year-on-year -21 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 2415 3476 3502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.83% 3.33% 3.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.40% 12.00% 11.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1671 2504 2593
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - -3.22%  

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 21176 28957 29482
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.79% 27.74% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16691 23223 23131
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 £72,500 £68,500 £71,000
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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -22 2219 £45,000 -5.26% 386
South East -13 628 £46,000 +2.22% 114
South West -3 602 £40,000 -11.11% 58
London -40 453 £55,000 -1.78% 124
Hampshire +1 317 £45,000 +12.50% 50
Gloucestershire -1 264 £47,500 -5.94% 17
North West +34 167 £37,500 -16.66% 27
East of England -2 141 £45,000 +4.65% 21
Bristol -10 137 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Wiltshire +1 115 £40,000 +23.07% 22
Berkshire -30 109 £47,500 -13.63% 8
Surrey -6 100 £50,000 +11.11% 29
Manchester +24 95 £37,500 -25.00% 16
East Midlands -10 80 £47,500 - 12
West Midlands -61 78 £45,000 - 11
Hertfordshire -14 77 £47,500 +11.76% 7
Farnborough +5 74 £43,750 +34.61% 8
Portsmouth +17 67 £45,000 +25.00% 4
Reading +5 64 £42,500 -17.47% 2
Gloucester -1 63 £41,250 -15.38% 8
Cheltenham -3 63 £50,000 -9.09% 6
Somerset +26 60 £33,250 -2.20% 6
City of London +22 51 £42,500 -22.72% 23
Yorkshire -36 51 £45,000 - 7
Scotland +3 49 £50,000 +5.26% 7
Oxfordshire +19 48 £52,500 +60.30% 10
Salisbury +11 47 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Glasgow +11 42 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Chippenham -1 38 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Derbyshire -2 37 £47,500 - 6

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 2988 (58.69%) SC Cleared
2 1273 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 1113 (21.86%) Agile Software Development
4 1048 (20.59%) Java
5 1035 (20.33%) Windows
6 991 (19.47%) ITIL
7 938 (18.42%) C
8 896 (17.60%) Linux
9 895 (17.58%) Microsoft
10 803 (15.77%) Degree
11 755 (14.83%) Software Engineering
12 714 (14.02%) Cybersecurity
13 648 (12.73%) SQL
14 595 (11.69%) C#
15 573 (11.26%) JavaScript
16 556 (10.92%) C++
17 534 (10.49%) Firewall
18 529 (10.39%) VMware
19 522 (10.25%) Information Security
20 496 (9.74%) Oracle
21 488 (9.59%) Python
22 484 (9.51%) MS Excel
23 456 (8.96%) HTML
24 454 (8.92%) Cisco
25 451 (8.86%) Finance
26 443 (8.70%) Scrum
27 439 (8.62%) Active Directory
28 417 (8.19%) Unix
29 411 (8.07%) Project Management
29 411 (8.07%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 184 (3.61%) WebLogic
2 181 (3.56%) SharePoint
3 168 (3.30%) JBoss
4 124 (2.44%) Apache
5 109 (2.14%) MS Exchange
6 92 (1.81%) WebSphere
7 87 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
8 86 (1.69%) Tomcat
9 82 (1.61%) IIS
10 81 (1.59%) Confluence
11 80 (1.57%) Apache Pig
12 71 (1.39%) Apache Spark
13 64 (1.26%) Skype for Business
14 58 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
15 55 (1.08%) Alfresco
16 52 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
17 51 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
18 44 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 43 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
20 32 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 484 (9.51%) MS Excel
2 264 (5.19%) MS Office
3 77 (1.51%) MS Project
4 57 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 51 (1.00%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.33%) InfoPath
7 13 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.26%) SPSS
8 10 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 10 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
9 9 (0.18%) AutoCAD
9 9 (0.18%) Simulink
9 9 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
10 8 (0.16%) 3ds Max
10 8 (0.16%) Maya
11 7 (0.14%) Acrobat
12 5 (0.098%) S-PLUS
13 4 (0.079%) Windchill
14 3 (0.059%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 45 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 30 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 28 (0.55%) Sentinel
4 27 (0.53%) SAP CO
4 27 (0.53%) SAP FI
4 27 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
5 24 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
6 20 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
7 18 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
8 16 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
9 15 (0.29%) Remedy AR System
10 14 (0.27%) assyst
10 14 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
11 12 (0.24%) SAP HR
12 9 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
12 9 (0.18%) SAP InfiniteInsight
12 9 (0.18%) SAP MM
12 9 (0.18%) SAP PP
13 8 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
14 7 (0.14%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 175 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 166 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
3 151 (2.97%) Office 365
4 69 (1.36%) SaaS
5 58 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
6 52 (1.02%) GitHub
7 40 (0.79%) PaaS
8 28 (0.55%) Amazon S3
9 27 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
10 26 (0.51%) IaaS
11 21 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
12 17 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.16%) Boomi
14 7 (0.14%) Google Analytics
14 7 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
14 7 (0.14%) Taleo
15 6 (0.12%) Responsys
16 5 (0.098%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 3 (0.059%) AWS CloudFormation
17 3 (0.059%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 534 (10.49%) Firewall
2 266 (5.22%) TCP/IP
3 262 (5.15%) LAN
4 237 (4.66%) DNS
5 216 (4.24%) WAN
6 183 (3.59%) Network Security
7 161 (3.16%) DHCP
8 122 (2.40%) VPN
9 118 (2.32%) Wireless
10 113 (2.22%) MPLS
11 112 (2.20%) Internet
12 110 (2.16%) HTTP
13 107 (2.10%) OSPF
14 105 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
15 104 (2.04%) SSL
16 97 (1.91%) BGP
17 86 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
18 71 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
19 65 (1.28%) VoIP
20 59 (1.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 391 (7.68%) SQL Server
2 246 (4.83%) Big Data
3 220 (4.32%) Hadoop
4 208 (4.09%) MongoDB
5 159 (3.12%) MySQL
6 134 (2.63%) Relational Database
7 120 (2.36%) Oracle Database
8 112 (2.20%) NoSQL
9 90 (1.77%) RDBMS
10 81 (1.59%) Apache Hive
11 74 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
12 68 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 64 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
14 49 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
14 49 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
15 47 (0.92%) GIS
16 39 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
17 38 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
17 38 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 35 (0.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 245 (4.81%) Selenium
2 210 (4.12%) JIRA
3 202 (3.97%) Jenkins
4 135 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 129 (2.53%) Cucumber
6 127 (2.49%) Visual Studio
7 122 (2.40%) Maven
8 112 (2.20%) Git (software)
9 111 (2.18%) JUnit
10 83 (1.63%) Rational DOORS
11 79 (1.55%) LoadRunner
12 71 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 63 (1.24%) Subversion
14 58 (1.14%) JMeter
15 54 (1.06%) Eclipse
16 47 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
17 37 (0.73%) HP UFT
18 32 (0.63%) Ant
18 32 (0.63%) IntelliJ
19 31 (0.61%) Bitbucket
General
1 451 (8.86%) Finance
2 330 (6.48%) Telecoms
3 233 (4.58%) Military
4 140 (2.75%) Manufacturing
5 129 (2.53%) Marketing
6 96 (1.89%) Electronics
7 81 (1.59%) Aerospace
8 74 (1.45%) Legal
9 63 (1.24%) Games
10 57 (1.12%) Retail
11 55 (1.08%) Banking
12 48 (0.94%) Publishing
13 37 (0.73%) Local Government
14 31 (0.61%) Law
15 18 (0.35%) Multimedia
16 16 (0.31%) Back Office
17 14 (0.27%) Advertising
17 14 (0.27%) Avionics
18 11 (0.22%) Automotive
19 10 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 692 (13.59%) Developer
2 516 (10.14%) Consultant
3 484 (9.51%) Analyst
4 388 (7.62%) Software Engineer
5 350 (6.87%) Architect
6 251 (4.93%) Support Engineer
7 239 (4.69%) Network Engineer
8 208 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 207 (4.07%) Java Developer
10 200 (3.93%) Systems Engineer
11 199 (3.91%) Software Developer
12 154 (3.02%) Administrator
13 150 (2.95%) Test Engineer
14 145 (2.85%) Java Engineer
15 138 (2.71%) Java Software Engineer
16 132 (2.59%) Project Manager
17 123 (2.42%) Tester
18 121 (2.38%) Senior Developer
19 109 (2.14%) Security Architect
20 107 (2.10%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 456 (8.96%) HTML
2 365 (7.17%) Web Services
3 360 (7.07%) .NET
4 287 (5.64%) CSS
5 224 (4.40%) XML
6 208 (4.09%) Spring
7 177 (3.48%) J2EE
8 172 (3.38%) AngularJS
9 158 (3.10%) HTML5
10 156 (3.06%) ASP.NET
11 137 (2.69%) Hibernate
12 134 (2.63%) Java EE
13 132 (2.59%) SOAP
14 123 (2.42%) RESTful
15 120 (2.36%) jQuery
16 113 (2.22%) JSON
16 113 (2.22%) REST
17 92 (1.81%) CSS3
18 88 (1.73%) Node.js
19 84 (1.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 410 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 396 (7.78%) Management Information System
3 266 (5.22%) Computer Science
4 218 (4.28%) Data Centre
5 127 (2.49%) PKI
6 118 (2.32%) CESG
7 101 (1.98%) User Experience
8 94 (1.85%) Driving Licence
9 68 (1.34%) Security Operations Centre
10 62 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
11 55 (1.08%) Clustering
11 55 (1.08%) Cybercrime
12 54 (1.06%) Cyber Defence
13 50 (0.98%) CMDB
14 48 (0.94%) Algorithms
15 45 (0.88%) Mobile App
16 41 (0.81%) Cyber Attack
17 34 (0.67%) Blackberry
17 34 (0.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 34 (0.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1035 (20.33%) Windows
2 896 (17.60%) Linux
3 417 (8.19%) Unix
4 335 (6.58%) Windows Server
5 171 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 157 (3.08%) Android
7 141 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 115 (2.26%) Windows 7
9 106 (2.08%) Apple iOS
10 99 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 86 (1.69%) CentOS
12 84 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
13 73 (1.43%) Windows 10
14 72 (1.41%) Solaris
15 43 (0.84%) AIX
16 38 (0.75%) Mac OS X
17 32 (0.63%) Windows 8
18 28 (0.55%) Ubuntu
18 28 (0.55%) VxWorks
19 26 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1113 (21.86%) Agile Software Development
2 991 (19.47%) ITIL
3 755 (14.83%) Software Engineering
4 714 (14.02%) Cybersecurity
5 522 (10.25%) Information Security
6 443 (8.70%) Scrum
7 411 (8.07%) Project Management
8 355 (6.97%) Service Delivery
9 338 (6.64%) Service Management
10 334 (6.56%) Infrastructure Management
11 300 (5.89%) Open Source
12 295 (5.79%) DevOps
13 275 (5.40%) Stakeholder Management
14 255 (5.01%) SDLC
15 251 (4.93%) Continuous Integration
16 247 (4.85%) Risk Management
17 239 (4.69%) Mentoring
18 222 (4.36%) Incident Management
19 220 (4.32%) Configuration Management
20 219 (4.30%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1048 (20.59%) Java
2 938 (18.42%) C
3 648 (12.73%) SQL
4 595 (11.69%) C#
5 573 (11.26%) JavaScript
6 556 (10.92%) C++
7 488 (9.59%) Python
8 226 (4.44%) PowerShell
9 180 (3.54%) Ruby
10 177 (3.48%) Perl
11 144 (2.83%) Bash Shell
12 100 (1.96%) PL/SQL
13 97 (1.91%) PHP
14 90 (1.77%) VB
15 86 (1.69%) Shell Script
16 72 (1.41%) Scala
17 53 (1.04%) Groovy
18 49 (0.96%) Objective-C
19 48 (0.94%) VBA
20 47 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2988 (58.69%) SC Cleared
2 1273 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 803 (15.77%) Degree
4 391 (7.68%) Cisco Certification
5 343 (6.74%) CISSP
6 251 (4.93%) CCNA
7 218 (4.28%) CISM
8 193 (3.79%) CCNP
9 174 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 171 (3.36%) ISTQB
11 137 (2.69%) ISEB
12 135 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
13 133 (2.61%) SANS
14 131 (2.57%) MCSE
15 126 (2.47%) CEH
16 114 (2.24%) CESG Certified Professional
17 110 (2.16%) GIAC
18 95 (1.87%) CISA
19 89 (1.75%) CREST Certified
20 86 (1.69%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 337 (6.62%) SLA
2 215 (4.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 114 (2.24%) PCI DSS
4 84 (1.65%) QA
5 67 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
6 52 (1.02%) PMO
7 50 (0.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 46 (0.90%) RMADS
9 40 (0.79%) COBIT
10 37 (0.73%) GPG13
11 35 (0.69%) JSP 440
12 31 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 26 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
14 23 (0.45%) ISO 9001
15 19 (0.37%) Def Stans
15 19 (0.37%) DO-178B
16 15 (0.29%) Data Quality
16 15 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
17 14 (0.27%) MISRA
18 12 (0.24%) JTAG
System Software
1 439 (8.62%) Active Directory
2 411 (8.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 199 (3.91%) Hyper-V
4 115 (2.26%) vSphere
5 68 (1.34%) Docker
6 46 (0.90%) Snort
7 40 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 37 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
9 36 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
10 35 (0.69%) Firmware
11 28 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
12 20 (0.39%) XenApp
13 19 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
13 19 (0.37%) VMware ESX
14 18 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
15 17 (0.33%) vCloud
16 16 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
17 15 (0.29%) Dovecot
18 12 (0.24%) XenServer
19 11 (0.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 183 (3.59%) SCCM
2 105 (2.06%) Puppet
3 70 (1.37%) Ansible
4 69 (1.36%) NetBackup
5 62 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
6 58 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
6 58 (1.14%) SCOM
7 53 (1.04%) Nagios
8 40 (0.79%) Nmap
9 39 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
10 37 (0.73%) Nessus
11 32 (0.63%) Data Guard
12 31 (0.61%) Juniper STRM
12 31 (0.61%) SCOrch
13 29 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
14 27 (0.53%) Backup Exec
15 23 (0.45%) Endace
15 23 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
16 21 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 20 (0.39%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 895 (17.58%) Microsoft
2 529 (10.39%) VMware
3 496 (9.74%) Oracle
4 454 (8.92%) Cisco
5 295 (5.79%) Juniper
6 223 (4.38%) HP
7 180 (3.54%) SAP
8 141 (2.77%) Red Hat
9 128 (2.51%) IBM
10 112 (2.20%) Citrix
11 92 (1.81%) F5
12 80 (1.57%) CheckPoint
13 78 (1.53%) Remedy
14 68 (1.34%) EMC
15 63 (1.24%) Palo Alto
16 58 (1.14%) Atlassian
17 49 (0.96%) Intel Security
18 48 (0.94%) NetApp
19 47 (0.92%) Google
20 43 (0.84%) Fujitsu
Fareham, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cumbria
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £1 - £999999 per annum + Salary Negotiable + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to c£45k DoE + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harris Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Executive Resource Group
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £95k to £130k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000-65,000 (Depending on skill set of candidate)
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Servelec Group Plc
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + 15% Flexible Benefits, Pension & Life Assura
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £27,000 to £29,950 per annum + car + fantastic hols & benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Leidos
Posted: Yesterday
Aldershot, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Leidos
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Thorn SDS
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
The One Group
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday