Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 112 109
Rank change year-on-year +48 -3 -26
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 6,085 4,960 4,948
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.23% 2.88% 2.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.19% 12.11% 11.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3,675 3,097 3,505
UK median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.47% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £79,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 35,397 40,945 42,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.63% 23.78% 24.96%
Number of salaries quoted 25,374 30,885 33,583
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,582 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.94% +4.90% -

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019. 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 +49 5,787 £52,000 +9.47% 677
UK excluding London +36 4,577 £50,000 +11.11% 517
South East +33 1,770 £50,000 +11.11% 159
South West +11 1,552 £50,000 +11.11% 183
London +93 1,258 £57,750 +2.21% 194
Midlands +59 584 £50,000 - 64
West Midlands +56 509 £48,750 -7.14% 50
East of England +65 301 £42,500 -6.59% 28
North of England -54 297 £50,000 +25.00% 53
North West -44 173 £47,500 +25.42% 36
Yorkshire -18 109 £50,000 +17.65% 6
East Midlands +24 70 £40,000 +14.29% 13
Scotland -40 56 £50,000 +29.03% 18
Wales -19 37 £45,000 +7.14% 17
North East +26 17 £35,000 +4.67% 11
Northern Ireland -26 3 - -

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 3,739 (61.45%) SC Cleared
2 1,888 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 1,518 (24.95%) DV Cleared
4 1,182 (19.42%) Linux
5 1,162 (19.10%) Java
6 1,111 (18.26%) Windows
7 1,001 (16.45%) Degree
8 983 (16.15%) Microsoft
9 921 (15.14%) Python
10 895 (14.71%) C
11 884 (14.53%) Software Engineering
12 882 (14.49%) C++
13 786 (12.92%) ITIL
14 774 (12.72%) Cybersecurity
15 770 (12.65%) SQL
16 746 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
17 736 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
18 691 (11.36%) C#
19 658 (10.81%) JavaScript
20 640 (10.52%) DevOps
21 614 (10.09%) Finance
22 600 (9.86%) Cisco
23 536 (8.81%) Project Management
24 527 (8.66%) Oracle
25 519 (8.53%) Active Directory
26 509 (8.36%) Scrum
27 508 (8.35%) Analytics
28 504 (8.28%) VMware
29 503 (8.27%) Firewall
30 497 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 166 (2.73%) SharePoint
2 127 (2.09%) Apache
3 109 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 102 (1.68%) Confluence
5 100 (1.64%) Apache Spark
6 76 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
7 75 (1.23%) IIS
8 69 (1.13%) JBoss
9 45 (0.74%) Tomcat
10 33 (0.54%) nginx
11 32 (0.53%) WebLogic
12 29 (0.48%) Skype for Business
13 27 (0.44%) WebSphere
14 21 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
14 21 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
14 21 (0.35%) OpenStack
15 19 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
16 15 (0.25%) Apache Pig
16 15 (0.25%) GeoServer
17 13 (0.21%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 184 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 122 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 63 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
4 45 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 35 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 26 (0.43%) Fireworks
7 9 (0.15%) Maple
8 8 (0.13%) Simulink
9 6 (0.099%) GNU Octave
10 4 (0.066%) Gephi
11 3 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.033%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.033%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.033%) RoboHelp
12 2 (0.033%) SPSS
13 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 43 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
2 36 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.28%) SAP HR
4 15 (0.25%) SAP HCM
5 12 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 10 (0.16%) SAP ERP
7 9 (0.15%) SAP CO
7 9 (0.15%) SAP FI
7 9 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
7 9 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
8 7 (0.12%) SAP BPC
9 6 (0.099%) SAP Payroll
10 5 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
10 5 (0.082%) Unit4 Business World
11 4 (0.066%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 3 (0.049%) Dynamics AX
12 3 (0.049%) Primavera
12 3 (0.049%) SAP PP
12 3 (0.049%) SAP PS
12 3 (0.049%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 497 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 471 (7.74%) Amazon AWS
3 293 (4.82%) Office 365
4 85 (1.40%) PaaS
5 81 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
5 81 (1.33%) Power Platform
6 72 (1.18%) IaaS
6 72 (1.18%) SaaS
7 68 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
8 66 (1.08%) Serverless
9 64 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
10 60 (0.99%) Azure Stack
11 51 (0.84%) Amazon S3
12 46 (0.76%) G Suite
13 45 (0.74%) OpenShift
14 40 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
15 35 (0.58%) OneDrive
16 29 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 28 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
18 26 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 503 (8.27%) Firewall
2 275 (4.52%) TCP/IP
3 255 (4.19%) WAN
4 245 (4.03%) Network Security
5 204 (3.35%) LAN
6 188 (3.09%) DNS
7 165 (2.71%) VPN
8 126 (2.07%) Intrusion Detection
8 126 (2.07%) Wireless
9 110 (1.81%) DHCP
10 106 (1.74%) Cisco Nexus
11 90 (1.48%) VoIP
12 84 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
13 82 (1.35%) VLAN
14 81 (1.33%) Internet
15 74 (1.22%) Unified Communications
16 73 (1.20%) BGP
16 73 (1.20%) MPLS
17 68 (1.12%) OSPF
18 62 (1.02%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 397 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 303 (4.98%) Big Data
3 229 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
4 166 (2.73%) Hadoop
5 148 (2.43%) MongoDB
6 147 (2.42%) Relational Database
7 138 (2.27%) MySQL
8 105 (1.73%) Oracle Database
9 102 (1.68%) GIS
10 76 (1.25%) Power BI
11 66 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 59 (0.97%) Neo4j
13 58 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 57 (0.94%) RDBMS
15 49 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
16 47 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
17 45 (0.74%) NoSQL
18 39 (0.64%) Geospatial Data
19 38 (0.62%) Apache Hive
20 36 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 455 (7.48%) JIRA
2 398 (6.54%) Git (software)
3 299 (4.91%) Jenkins
4 221 (3.63%) Selenium
5 150 (2.47%) Cucumber
6 146 (2.40%) LoadRunner
7 144 (2.37%) JMeter
8 131 (2.15%) Bitbucket
9 128 (2.10%) Visual Studio
10 119 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 93 (1.53%) Maven
12 89 (1.46%) Rational DOORS
13 88 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
14 82 (1.35%) SoapUI
15 80 (1.31%) JUnit
16 72 (1.18%) GitLab
17 68 (1.12%) Subversion
18 62 (1.02%) Vagrant
19 47 (0.77%) Eclipse
20 46 (0.76%) JIRA Agile
General
1 614 (10.09%) Finance
2 339 (5.57%) Military
3 231 (3.80%) Aerospace
4 208 (3.42%) Telecoms
5 195 (3.20%) Electronics
6 172 (2.83%) Legal
7 151 (2.48%) Marketing
8 146 (2.40%) Law
9 131 (2.15%) Manufacturing
10 110 (1.81%) Retail
11 67 (1.10%) Local Government
12 66 (1.08%) Games
13 54 (0.89%) Advertising
14 40 (0.66%) Banking
15 36 (0.59%) Billing
16 20 (0.33%) Back Office
17 19 (0.31%) Avionics
18 17 (0.28%) Automotive
19 9 (0.15%) Financial Institution
20 6 (0.099%) French Language
Job Titles
1 971 (15.96%) Developer
2 695 (11.42%) Analyst
3 619 (10.17%) Architect
4 476 (7.82%) Software Engineer
5 455 (7.48%) Consultant
6 277 (4.55%) Java Developer
7 259 (4.26%) Network Engineer
8 254 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
9 244 (4.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 220 (3.62%) Project Manager
11 205 (3.37%) Software Developer
12 175 (2.88%) Support Engineer
13 169 (2.78%) Tester
14 163 (2.68%) Systems Engineer
15 161 (2.65%) Security Architect
16 152 (2.50%) Business Analyst
17 148 (2.43%) Test Analyst
18 144 (2.37%) Security Consultant
19 142 (2.33%) C# Developer
20 126 (2.07%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 385 (6.33%) .NET
2 319 (5.24%) HTML
3 281 (4.62%) Spring
4 264 (4.34%) AngularJS
5 260 (4.27%) Web Services
6 230 (3.78%) CSS
7 189 (3.11%) ASP.NET
8 180 (2.96%) Node.js
9 164 (2.70%) XML
10 159 (2.61%) React
11 158 (2.60%) SOAP
12 128 (2.10%) Hibernate
13 127 (2.09%) jQuery
14 116 (1.91%) JSON
15 115 (1.89%) REST
16 113 (1.86%) HTML5
17 112 (1.84%) Vue.js
18 95 (1.56%) Java EE
19 90 (1.48%) RESTful
20 88 (1.45%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 746 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
2 340 (5.59%) Management Information System
3 322 (5.29%) Self-Motivation
4 230 (3.78%) Data Centre
5 153 (2.51%) Algorithms
6 145 (2.38%) Cyberthreat
7 144 (2.37%) Driving Licence
8 134 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
9 116 (1.91%) Public Cloud
10 100 (1.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 97 (1.59%) CESG
11 97 (1.59%) VHDL
12 90 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
13 84 (1.38%) User Experience
14 67 (1.10%) Cyberattack
15 62 (1.02%) PKI
16 51 (0.84%) e-Learning
17 50 (0.82%) Mobile App
17 50 (0.82%) Replication
18 45 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1,182 (19.42%) Linux
2 1,111 (18.26%) Windows
3 390 (6.41%) Windows Server
4 319 (5.24%) Unix
5 214 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 177 (2.91%) Android
7 169 (2.78%) Windows 10
8 164 (2.70%) CentOS
9 137 (2.25%) Windows 7
10 125 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 96 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 91 (1.50%) Ubuntu
13 87 (1.43%) Apple iOS
14 43 (0.71%) Debian
15 38 (0.62%) Mac OS
16 33 (0.54%) Mac OS X
17 31 (0.51%) Windows 8
18 27 (0.44%) Solaris
19 26 (0.43%) Windows XP
20 25 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,888 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 884 (14.53%) Software Engineering
3 786 (12.92%) ITIL
4 774 (12.72%) Cybersecurity
5 736 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
6 640 (10.52%) DevOps
7 536 (8.81%) Project Management
8 509 (8.36%) Scrum
9 508 (8.35%) Analytics
10 429 (7.05%) Continuous Integration
11 415 (6.82%) Information Security
12 403 (6.62%) Test Automation
13 400 (6.57%) Mentoring
14 393 (6.46%) SDLC
15 389 (6.39%) TDD
16 361 (5.93%) Open Source
17 346 (5.69%) Service Delivery
18 344 (5.65%) Computer Science
19 315 (5.18%) PRINCE2
20 305 (5.01%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,162 (19.10%) Java
2 921 (15.14%) Python
3 895 (14.71%) C
4 882 (14.49%) C++
5 770 (12.65%) SQL
6 691 (11.36%) C#
7 658 (10.81%) JavaScript
8 374 (6.15%) PowerShell
9 218 (3.58%) Bash Shell
10 167 (2.74%) Ruby
11 140 (2.30%) PL/SQL
12 129 (2.12%) Shell Script
13 111 (1.82%) Go
14 87 (1.43%) Scala
15 83 (1.36%) Java 8
16 67 (1.10%) Embedded C
17 66 (1.08%) T-SQL
18 64 (1.05%) PHP
19 62 (1.02%) R
20 54 (0.89%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3,739 (61.45%) SC Cleared
2 1,518 (24.95%) DV Cleared
3 1,001 (16.45%) Degree
4 356 (5.85%) Cisco Certification
5 229 (3.76%) CCNA
6 204 (3.35%) CISSP
7 200 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 199 (3.27%) CCNP
9 129 (2.12%) CESG Certified Professional
9 129 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
10 122 (2.00%) CISM
10 122 (2.00%) MCSE
11 115 (1.89%) CREST Certified
12 109 (1.79%) ISTQB
13 85 (1.40%) APMP
14 83 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
15 78 (1.28%) MCSA
16 74 (1.22%) MCP
17 71 (1.17%) GIAC
18 68 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 239 (3.93%) SLA
3 187 (3.07%) GDPR
4 186 (3.06%) QA
5 101 (1.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 101 (1.66%) PMO
6 97 (1.59%) JSP 440
7 86 (1.41%) Data Quality
8 81 (1.33%) PCI DSS
9 75 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
10 73 (1.20%) NCSC
11 60 (0.99%) NIST
12 54 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 51 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 47 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 46 (0.76%) HMG Infosec
16 39 (0.64%) ISO 22301
17 37 (0.61%) ISO 9001
18 32 (0.53%) IEC 61508
19 23 (0.38%) RMADS
System Software
1 519 (8.53%) Active Directory
2 388 (6.38%) Docker
3 325 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 248 (4.08%) Hyper-V
5 102 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
6 88 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 82 (1.35%) vSphere
8 81 (1.33%) XenApp
9 60 (0.99%) Firmware
10 56 (0.92%) XenDesktop
11 48 (0.79%) VMware NSX
12 46 (0.76%) KVM
13 44 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
14 41 (0.67%) VirtualBox
15 35 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
16 26 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
17 25 (0.41%) vCloud
18 18 (0.30%) NFS
19 16 (0.26%) BitLocker
20 14 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 297 (4.88%) Ansible
2 289 (4.75%) SCCM
3 216 (3.55%) Puppet
4 155 (2.55%) Kubernetes
5 124 (2.04%) SCOM
6 110 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
7 105 (1.73%) Terraform
8 95 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
9 63 (1.04%) SCVMM
10 61 (1.00%) HP ALM
11 52 (0.85%) Nagios
12 50 (0.82%) SCOrch
13 48 (0.79%) vCenter Server
14 42 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 38 (0.62%) SELinux
16 35 (0.58%) Data Guard
17 34 (0.56%) vRealize
18 30 (0.49%) WSUS
19 29 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
20 28 (0.46%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 983 (16.15%) Microsoft
2 600 (9.86%) Cisco
3 527 (8.66%) Oracle
4 504 (8.28%) VMware
5 274 (4.50%) HP
6 232 (3.81%) SAP
7 200 (3.29%) Juniper
8 182 (2.99%) Red Hat
9 137 (2.25%) Citrix
10 129 (2.12%) F5
11 118 (1.94%) Google
12 112 (1.84%) IBM
13 95 (1.56%) CheckPoint
14 94 (1.54%) Palo Alto
15 93 (1.53%) Atlassian
16 84 (1.38%) Aruba
17 65 (1.07%) Splunk
18 52 (0.85%) SolarWinds
19 51 (0.84%) Dell
20 50 (0.82%) Fortinet