Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 109 83
Rank change year-on-year -3 -26 +8
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4,939 4,944 6,629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.87% 2.87% 3.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.11% 11.54% 12.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3,078 3,496 4,730
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £76,250
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 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 40,769 42,834 54,801
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.91% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 30,779 33,478 44,077
UK median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,900 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.65% - +6.25%

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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 2018. 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 -4 4,625 £47,500 +5.56% 898
UK excluding London -2 3,815 £45,000 - 731
South East -10 1,342 £45,000 - 237
South West -2 1,186 £45,000 +5.88% 157
London -3 962 £56,500 +2.73% 232
North of England +24 449 £40,000 - 78
Midlands +20 392 £50,000 +5.26% 72
North West +5 319 £37,624 +0.33% 47
West Midlands +50 315 £52,500 +12.30% 45
East of England 0 285 £45,000 -5.26% 121
Yorkshire +38 115 £42,500 -10.53% 19
Scotland -18 114 £38,750 -16.67% 34
East Midlands -35 73 £35,000 -27.08% 27
Wales +16 64 £42,000 +6.33% 30
North East -18 15 £33,440 +23.85% 12
Northern Ireland -11 5 £46,250 -19.57% 2

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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 2,782 (56.33%) SC Cleared
2 1,396 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1,099 (22.25%) DV Cleared
4 1,080 (21.87%) Windows
5 1,025 (20.75%) C
6 942 (19.07%) Microsoft
7 873 (17.68%) ITIL
8 846 (17.13%) Degree
9 825 (16.70%) Java
10 781 (15.81%) Linux
11 739 (14.96%) Software Engineering
12 688 (13.93%) SQL
13 616 (12.47%) Python
14 576 (11.66%) Finance
15 574 (11.62%) C#
16 569 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
17 544 (11.01%) Cybersecurity
18 528 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
19 500 (10.12%) Active Directory
20 477 (9.66%) C++
21 463 (9.37%) Firewall
22 459 (9.29%) VMware
23 445 (9.01%) Project Management
24 439 (8.89%) Service Delivery
25 438 (8.87%) JavaScript
26 436 (8.83%) Cisco
27 434 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
28 422 (8.54%) SQL Server
29 421 (8.52%) DevOps
30 408 (8.26%) 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
1 241 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 122 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
3 119 (2.41%) Confluence
4 95 (1.92%) Apache Spark
5 74 (1.50%) MS Exchange
6 56 (1.13%) Apache
6 56 (1.13%) Skype for Business
7 52 (1.05%) JBoss
8 49 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
9 40 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
10 38 (0.77%) IIS
11 30 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
12 28 (0.57%) Apache Pig
13 27 (0.55%) OpenStack
13 27 (0.55%) WebSphere
14 26 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
14 26 (0.53%) WebLogic
15 23 (0.47%) Tomcat
16 21 (0.43%) Apache Solr
17 19 (0.38%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 308 (6.24%) Microsoft Office
2 134 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 71 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 64 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 57 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
6 55 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.34%) Simulink
8 8 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 8 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.061%) SPSS
9 3 (0.061%) Stata
10 2 (0.040%) GIMP
10 2 (0.040%) Revit
11 1 (0.020%) OrCAD
11 1 (0.020%) Siemens NX
11 1 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.020%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 55 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 42 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
4 23 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
5 12 (0.24%) SAP ERP
6 8 (0.16%) SAP PS
7 7 (0.14%) SAP BPC
8 6 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 6 (0.12%) Primavera
8 6 (0.12%) SAP CO
8 6 (0.12%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
8 6 (0.12%) SAP WM
9 5 (0.10%) assyst
9 5 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.10%) Teamcenter
10 4 (0.081%) SAP PP
10 4 (0.081%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 408 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 366 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
3 161 (3.26%) Office 365
4 98 (1.98%) PaaS
5 81 (1.64%) IaaS
6 69 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
7 44 (0.89%) SaaS
8 35 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
9 32 (0.65%) OpenShift
10 30 (0.61%) Serverless
11 28 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
12 27 (0.55%) npm
13 22 (0.45%) Amazon S3
14 21 (0.43%) Slack
15 20 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
16 17 (0.34%) Boomi
17 15 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
18 13 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
18 13 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
19 12 (0.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 463 (9.37%) Firewall
2 280 (5.67%) Network Security
3 208 (4.21%) LAN
4 184 (3.73%) WAN
5 173 (3.50%) DNS
5 173 (3.50%) TCP/IP
6 123 (2.49%) DHCP
7 89 (1.80%) Internet
8 88 (1.78%) Wireless
9 87 (1.76%) VPN
10 86 (1.74%) VoIP
11 75 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
11 75 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
12 74 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
13 70 (1.42%) HTTP
14 69 (1.40%) VLAN
15 68 (1.38%) Cisco Nexus
16 49 (0.99%) BGP
17 47 (0.95%) SAN
18 45 (0.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 422 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 184 (3.73%) Big Data
3 157 (3.18%) Hadoop
4 126 (2.55%) MongoDB
5 122 (2.47%) MySQL
6 97 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
7 95 (1.92%) NoSQL
8 92 (1.86%) Relational Database
9 82 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
10 81 (1.64%) Oracle Database
11 62 (1.26%) Apache Hive
12 60 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 52 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 46 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
15 44 (0.89%) GIS
16 43 (0.87%) RDBMS
17 39 (0.79%) Geospatial Data
18 37 (0.75%) Power BI
19 30 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 29 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 265 (5.37%) Git (software)
2 257 (5.20%) JIRA
3 234 (4.74%) Jenkins
4 184 (3.73%) Selenium
5 132 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 128 (2.59%) Visual Studio
7 119 (2.41%) Cucumber
8 118 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 94 (1.90%) Subversion
10 90 (1.82%) Maven
11 72 (1.46%) JMeter
12 69 (1.40%) JUnit
13 67 (1.36%) Rational DOORS
14 61 (1.24%) Bitbucket
15 54 (1.09%) SoapUI
16 42 (0.85%) MSI
17 41 (0.83%) Jasmine
17 41 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
18 40 (0.81%) Vagrant
19 39 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 576 (11.66%) Finance
2 184 (3.73%) Telecoms
3 165 (3.34%) Military
4 161 (3.26%) Marketing
5 157 (3.18%) Manufacturing
6 134 (2.71%) Retail
7 115 (2.33%) Electronics
8 111 (2.25%) Law
9 97 (1.96%) Legal
10 80 (1.62%) Aerospace
11 69 (1.40%) Publishing
12 38 (0.77%) Advertising
13 37 (0.75%) Games
14 30 (0.61%) Banking
15 22 (0.45%) Billing
16 18 (0.36%) Local Government
17 14 (0.28%) Back Office
18 11 (0.22%) Automotive
19 10 (0.20%) Financial Institution
20 7 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 643 (13.02%) Developer
2 593 (12.01%) Analyst
3 508 (10.29%) Consultant
4 495 (10.02%) Architect
5 443 (8.97%) Software Engineer
6 226 (4.58%) Java Developer
7 219 (4.43%) Network Engineer
8 169 (3.42%) Project Manager
9 156 (3.16%) Systems Engineer
10 146 (2.96%) Tester
11 145 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 143 (2.90%) Support Engineer
13 141 (2.85%) Security Consultant
14 140 (2.83%) Software Developer
15 133 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
16 116 (2.35%) Java Engineer
17 115 (2.33%) Business Analyst
18 107 (2.17%) .NET Developer
18 107 (2.17%) C++ Software Engineer
19 106 (2.15%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 332 (6.72%) .NET
2 282 (5.71%) HTML
3 255 (5.16%) AngularJS
4 227 (4.60%) Web Services
5 198 (4.01%) CSS
6 168 (3.40%) REST
7 161 (3.26%) XML
8 144 (2.92%) Spring
9 124 (2.51%) .NET Framework
9 124 (2.51%) HTML5
10 123 (2.49%) ASP.NET
11 117 (2.37%) Java EE
12 110 (2.23%) Node.js
13 101 (2.04%) Hibernate
14 91 (1.84%) J2EE
15 90 (1.82%) JSF
16 87 (1.76%) ASP.NET MVC
17 84 (1.70%) Django
18 78 (1.58%) React
19 77 (1.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 569 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
2 317 (6.42%) Self-Motivation
3 287 (5.81%) Management Information System
4 245 (4.96%) Computer Science
5 218 (4.41%) Data Centre
6 129 (2.61%) Driving Licence
7 113 (2.29%) User Experience
8 79 (1.60%) PKI
9 64 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
10 61 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
11 59 (1.19%) Clustering
12 55 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
13 53 (1.07%) CESG
13 53 (1.07%) Public Cloud
14 48 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 46 (0.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 46 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
16 42 (0.85%) Cyberthreat
17 41 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
18 37 (0.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,080 (21.87%) Windows
2 781 (15.81%) Linux
3 337 (6.82%) Windows Server
4 282 (5.71%) Unix
5 224 (4.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 195 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 174 (3.52%) Windows 7
8 172 (3.48%) Windows 10
9 94 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 86 (1.74%) CentOS
11 74 (1.50%) Android
12 59 (1.19%) Mac OS X
13 58 (1.17%) Apple iOS
14 34 (0.69%) Windows XP
15 31 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
16 28 (0.57%) Ubuntu
17 20 (0.40%) Windows 8
18 18 (0.36%) Solaris
19 14 (0.28%) Debian
20 11 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,396 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
2 873 (17.68%) ITIL
3 739 (14.96%) Software Engineering
4 544 (11.01%) Cybersecurity
5 528 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
6 445 (9.01%) Project Management
7 439 (8.89%) Service Delivery
8 434 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
9 421 (8.52%) DevOps
10 396 (8.02%) Service Management
11 391 (7.92%) Scrum
12 384 (7.77%) Information Security
13 371 (7.51%) TDD
14 370 (7.49%) SDLC
15 369 (7.47%) Test Automation
16 319 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
17 311 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
18 306 (6.20%) Mentoring
19 287 (5.81%) UML
20 268 (5.43%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,025 (20.75%) C
2 825 (16.70%) Java
3 688 (13.93%) SQL
4 616 (12.47%) Python
5 574 (11.62%) C#
6 477 (9.66%) C++
7 438 (8.87%) JavaScript
8 299 (6.05%) PowerShell
9 190 (3.85%) Bash Shell
10 149 (3.02%) Ruby
11 136 (2.75%) PHP
12 110 (2.23%) Perl
13 95 (1.92%) PL/SQL
14 79 (1.60%) T-SQL
15 76 (1.54%) Scala
16 58 (1.17%) Embedded C
16 58 (1.17%) Shell Script
17 48 (0.97%) TypeScript
18 46 (0.93%) Embedded C++
19 31 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 2,782 (56.33%) SC Cleared
2 1,099 (22.25%) DV Cleared
3 846 (17.13%) Degree
4 356 (7.21%) Cisco Certification
5 227 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 221 (4.47%) CCNA
7 206 (4.17%) CISSP
8 150 (3.04%) CCNP
9 149 (3.02%) MCSE
10 114 (2.31%) CISM
11 83 (1.68%) ISTQB
12 75 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
13 68 (1.38%) CESG Certified Professional
14 64 (1.30%) ISEB
14 64 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 62 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
16 59 (1.19%) SANS
17 55 (1.11%) GIAC
18 54 (1.09%) CREST Certified
19 53 (1.07%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 262 (5.30%) SLA
2 239 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 125 (2.53%) QA
4 87 (1.76%) GDPR
5 79 (1.60%) PCI DSS
6 59 (1.19%) PMO
7 56 (1.13%) Data Quality
8 53 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials
9 39 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 38 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 38 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 37 (0.75%) ISO 9001
12 27 (0.55%) JSP 440
13 24 (0.49%) RMADS
14 21 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 16 (0.32%) MISRA
16 13 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
17 11 (0.22%) COBIT
18 10 (0.20%) ISO 22301
19 8 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 500 (10.12%) Active Directory
2 367 (7.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 235 (4.76%) Docker
4 175 (3.54%) Hyper-V
5 117 (2.37%) vSphere
6 65 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
7 60 (1.21%) Virtual Desktop
8 54 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
9 42 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
10 36 (0.73%) VMware NSX
11 34 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
12 27 (0.55%) Apache Flume
13 26 (0.53%) VirtualBox
14 25 (0.51%) Firmware
15 24 (0.49%) HDFS
16 22 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 20 (0.40%) BitLocker
18 19 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
19 16 (0.32%) XenApp
20 14 (0.28%) Samba
Systems Management
1 233 (4.72%) SCCM
2 197 (3.99%) Puppet
3 114 (2.31%) Ansible
4 104 (2.11%) SCOM
5 103 (2.09%) Kubernetes
6 95 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
7 66 (1.34%) Nagios
8 52 (1.05%) Terraform
9 45 (0.91%) Cisco LMS
9 45 (0.91%) Opsview
10 40 (0.81%) SCVMM
11 37 (0.75%) Kibana
12 31 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
13 30 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 30 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
14 29 (0.59%) WSUS
15 28 (0.57%) HP ALM
15 28 (0.57%) vCenter Server
16 21 (0.43%) Salt
17 19 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 942 (19.07%) Microsoft
2 459 (9.29%) VMware
3 436 (8.83%) Cisco
4 366 (7.41%) Oracle
5 232 (4.70%) SAP
6 175 (3.54%) Juniper
7 138 (2.79%) HP
8 136 (2.75%) Citrix
9 126 (2.55%) Red Hat
10 99 (2.00%) McAfee
11 97 (1.96%) F5
12 95 (1.92%) Google
12 95 (1.92%) IBM
13 84 (1.70%) CheckPoint
14 80 (1.62%) Atlassian
14 80 (1.62%) Remedy
15 63 (1.28%) Palo Alto
16 62 (1.26%) Dell
16 62 (1.26%) EMC
17 50 (1.01%) SolarWinds