Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 114 79
Rank change year-on-year +5 -35 +19
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4,951 5,008 6,785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.93% 2.83% 3.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.35% 11.54% 12.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3,137 3,515 4,827
UK median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% - -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,500 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - -

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 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 40,078 43,403 53,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.68% 24.53% 26.98%
Number of salaries quoted 29,795 33,354 43,162
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +6 4,653 £49,500 +5.32% 962
UK excluding London -2 3,755 £46,000 +2.22% 744
South East -7 1,283 £47,500 +5.56% 230
South West +3 1,173 £45,000 +5.88% 205
London +20 1,023 £60,000 +9.09% 284
North of England +40 463 £45,000 +12.50% 87
Midlands +24 448 £47,250 -12.50% 79
West Midlands +35 339 £50,000 -9.09% 55
North West +25 313 £43,250 +8.13% 55
East of England +8 266 £56,250 +18.42% 77
Yorkshire +56 131 £44,375 -11.25% 14
East Midlands +9 103 £36,000 -28.00% 23
Scotland -28 92 £47,500 +10.47% 28
Wales +11 70 £42,500 -5.56% 31
North East -48 26 £56,250 +42.36% 18
Northern Ireland -3 4 £55,000 -8.33% 7

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 2,755 (55.65%) SC Cleared
2 1,470 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1,144 (23.11%) DV Cleared
4 1,056 (21.33%) Windows
5 1,002 (20.24%) C
6 966 (19.51%) Microsoft
7 856 (17.29%) Java
8 855 (17.27%) Degree
9 833 (16.82%) ITIL
10 776 (15.67%) Linux
11 762 (15.39%) Software Engineering
12 686 (13.86%) SQL
13 657 (13.27%) Python
14 588 (11.88%) Cybersecurity
15 583 (11.78%) C#
16 570 (11.51%) Finance
17 549 (11.09%) C++
18 509 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
19 486 (9.82%) Project Management
19 486 (9.82%) Firewall
20 480 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
21 458 (9.25%) Scrum
22 456 (9.21%) JavaScript
23 452 (9.13%) Microsoft Azure
24 448 (9.05%) Cisco
25 444 (8.97%) Active Directory
26 443 (8.95%) VMware
27 441 (8.91%) SQL Server
28 424 (8.56%) DevOps
29 415 (8.38%) Test Automation

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
1 227 (4.58%) SharePoint
2 116 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
3 93 (1.88%) Confluence
4 87 (1.76%) Apache Spark
5 86 (1.74%) MS Exchange
6 48 (0.97%) Apache Pig
7 45 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
8 37 (0.75%) Apache
8 37 (0.75%) JBoss
9 35 (0.71%) Skype for Business
10 34 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
10 34 (0.69%) OpenStack
11 30 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
12 28 (0.57%) IIS
13 26 (0.53%) WebLogic
14 24 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
15 21 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 20 (0.40%) WebSphere
17 17 (0.34%) NetWeaver
18 15 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 315 (6.36%) Microsoft Office
2 143 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 104 (2.10%) Microsoft Project
4 98 (1.98%) MS Visio
5 64 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 31 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.30%) Simulink
9 9 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.12%) Windchill
11 3 (0.061%) Revit
11 3 (0.061%) Stata
12 2 (0.040%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.040%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.020%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.020%) OrCAD
13 1 (0.020%) Solid Edge
13 1 (0.020%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 44 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 24 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 22 (0.44%) SAP BPC
5 14 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (0.28%) SAP ERP
6 11 (0.22%) Primavera
7 8 (0.16%) assyst
7 8 (0.16%) SAP PS
7 8 (0.16%) SAP WM
8 7 (0.14%) SAP PP
8 7 (0.14%) Sentinel
9 6 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (0.12%) SAP QM
9 6 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
9 6 (0.12%) SAP SCM
10 5 (0.10%) SAP CO
10 5 (0.10%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
10 5 (0.10%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 452 (9.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 391 (7.90%) Amazon AWS
3 183 (3.70%) Office 365
4 88 (1.78%) PaaS
5 68 (1.37%) IaaS
6 51 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
7 35 (0.71%) SaaS
8 34 (0.69%) Serverless
9 32 (0.65%) OpenShift
10 31 (0.63%) Amazon S3
10 31 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
11 21 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
12 20 (0.40%) Boomi
12 20 (0.40%) npm
13 19 (0.38%) GitHub
14 18 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
14 18 (0.36%) Slack
15 16 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
16 15 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
16 15 (0.30%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 486 (9.82%) Firewall
2 272 (5.49%) Network Security
3 202 (4.08%) LAN
4 193 (3.90%) WAN
5 173 (3.49%) TCP/IP
6 111 (2.24%) DNS
7 97 (1.96%) VPN
8 92 (1.86%) Internet
9 79 (1.60%) DHCP
10 78 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
11 77 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
12 73 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
13 71 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
14 70 (1.41%) HTTP
15 68 (1.37%) VLAN
15 68 (1.37%) VoIP
16 64 (1.29%) SSL
16 64 (1.29%) Wireless
17 50 (1.01%) BGP
18 46 (0.93%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 441 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 225 (4.54%) Big Data
3 175 (3.53%) Hadoop
4 129 (2.61%) MongoDB
5 124 (2.50%) MySQL
6 89 (1.80%) Relational Database
7 86 (1.74%) Apache Hive
8 84 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
9 82 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
10 75 (1.51%) NoSQL
11 62 (1.25%) Oracle Database
12 59 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 51 (1.03%) Neo4j
14 49 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 43 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
15 43 (0.87%) SAP BW
16 41 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
17 37 (0.75%) Power BI
17 37 (0.75%) RDBMS
18 35 (0.71%) GIS
Development Applications
1 270 (5.45%) Git (software)
2 256 (5.17%) JIRA
3 209 (4.22%) Selenium
4 207 (4.18%) Jenkins
5 132 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 126 (2.54%) Visual Studio
7 114 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 113 (2.28%) Cucumber
9 80 (1.62%) Maven
10 78 (1.58%) Bitbucket
11 76 (1.54%) Subversion
12 71 (1.43%) Rational DOORS
13 69 (1.39%) JUnit
14 66 (1.33%) JMeter
15 50 (1.01%) SoapUI
16 49 (0.99%) Eclipse
17 46 (0.93%) Robot Framework
18 45 (0.91%) Vagrant
19 44 (0.89%) LoadRunner
20 39 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 570 (11.51%) Finance
2 190 (3.84%) Telecoms
3 170 (3.43%) Military
4 164 (3.31%) Marketing
5 148 (2.99%) Manufacturing
6 114 (2.30%) Electronics
7 107 (2.16%) Retail
8 98 (1.98%) Law
9 65 (1.31%) Legal
10 64 (1.29%) Aerospace
11 53 (1.07%) Publishing
12 41 (0.83%) Advertising
13 35 (0.71%) Games
14 30 (0.61%) Banking
15 27 (0.55%) Billing
16 19 (0.38%) Financial Institution
16 19 (0.38%) Local Government
17 17 (0.34%) Back Office
18 10 (0.20%) Automotive
19 5 (0.10%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 649 (13.11%) Developer
2 594 (12.00%) Analyst
3 520 (10.50%) Architect
4 513 (10.36%) Consultant
5 453 (9.15%) Software Engineer
6 223 (4.50%) Network Engineer
7 192 (3.88%) Java Developer
8 170 (3.43%) Project Manager
9 159 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
10 155 (3.13%) Software Developer
11 149 (3.01%) Tester
12 146 (2.95%) Security Consultant
13 137 (2.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 128 (2.59%) Business Analyst
15 125 (2.52%) C++ Software Engineer
15 125 (2.52%) Java Engineer
15 125 (2.52%) Systems Engineer
16 123 (2.48%) Test Engineer
17 121 (2.44%) Support Engineer
18 116 (2.34%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (6.83%) .NET
2 247 (4.99%) AngularJS
3 243 (4.91%) HTML
4 203 (4.10%) Web Services
5 167 (3.37%) XML
6 162 (3.27%) CSS
7 158 (3.19%) REST
8 152 (3.07%) Spring
9 149 (3.01%) ASP.NET
10 140 (2.83%) .NET Framework
11 136 (2.75%) Node.js
12 124 (2.50%) Java EE
13 114 (2.30%) Django
14 112 (2.26%) HTML5
15 100 (2.02%) J2EE
16 89 (1.80%) React
17 88 (1.78%) Hibernate
18 86 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC
19 73 (1.47%) SOAP
20 72 (1.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 509 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
2 298 (6.02%) Self-Motivation
3 282 (5.70%) Management Information System
4 268 (5.41%) Computer Science
5 198 (4.00%) Data Centre
6 135 (2.73%) Driving Licence
7 114 (2.30%) User Experience
8 68 (1.37%) PKI
9 65 (1.31%) Public Cloud
10 56 (1.13%) Embedded Systems
10 56 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
11 51 (1.03%) Clustering
12 49 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
12 49 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
13 46 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
14 43 (0.87%) CESG
15 42 (0.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 36 (0.73%) Cyberattack
17 33 (0.67%) Blackberry
17 33 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1,056 (21.33%) Windows
2 776 (15.67%) Linux
3 326 (6.58%) Windows Server
4 252 (5.09%) Unix
5 206 (4.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 181 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 158 (3.19%) Windows 10
8 156 (3.15%) Windows 7
9 119 (2.40%) Android
10 104 (2.10%) Apple iOS
11 77 (1.56%) CentOS
11 77 (1.56%) Mac OS X
11 77 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 35 (0.71%) Ubuntu
13 25 (0.50%) Solaris
13 25 (0.50%) Windows XP
14 20 (0.40%) Windows 8
15 19 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (0.22%) Debian
17 9 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,470 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
2 833 (16.82%) ITIL
3 762 (15.39%) Software Engineering
4 588 (11.88%) Cybersecurity
5 486 (9.82%) Project Management
6 480 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
7 458 (9.25%) Scrum
8 424 (8.56%) DevOps
9 415 (8.38%) Test Automation
10 409 (8.26%) Continuous Integration
11 405 (8.18%) Service Delivery
12 404 (8.16%) Information Security
13 386 (7.80%) Service Management
14 375 (7.57%) TDD
15 321 (6.48%) Business Intelligence
16 316 (6.38%) SDLC
17 306 (6.18%) UML
18 295 (5.96%) Mentoring
19 286 (5.78%) Stakeholder Management
20 276 (5.57%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,002 (20.24%) C
2 856 (17.29%) Java
3 686 (13.86%) SQL
4 657 (13.27%) Python
5 583 (11.78%) C#
6 549 (11.09%) C++
7 456 (9.21%) JavaScript
8 293 (5.92%) PowerShell
9 198 (4.00%) Bash Shell
10 123 (2.48%) Ruby
11 105 (2.12%) PL/SQL
12 103 (2.08%) PHP
13 100 (2.02%) Perl
14 76 (1.54%) T-SQL
15 70 (1.41%) Shell Script
16 51 (1.03%) Objective-C
17 49 (0.99%) Embedded C
18 42 (0.85%) Embedded C++
18 42 (0.85%) TypeScript
19 41 (0.83%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2,755 (55.65%) SC Cleared
2 1,144 (23.11%) DV Cleared
3 855 (17.27%) Degree
4 362 (7.31%) Cisco Certification
5 271 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 233 (4.71%) CCNA
7 231 (4.67%) CISSP
8 193 (3.90%) MCSE
9 166 (3.35%) CCNP
10 121 (2.44%) CISM
11 95 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
12 92 (1.86%) SANS
13 81 (1.64%) ISEB
14 79 (1.60%) GIAC
15 76 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
16 72 (1.45%) CREST Certified
16 72 (1.45%) MCP
17 69 (1.39%) BC Cleared
18 68 (1.37%) DBS Check
19 67 (1.35%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 262 (5.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 217 (4.38%) SLA
3 136 (2.75%) QA
4 110 (2.22%) GDPR
5 78 (1.58%) Data Quality
6 73 (1.47%) PCI DSS
7 65 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials
8 58 (1.17%) PMO
9 50 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 42 (0.85%) ISO 9001
11 38 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 37 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 23 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 22 (0.44%) JSP 440
15 20 (0.40%) RMADS
16 14 (0.28%) COBIT
16 14 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
17 13 (0.26%) ECSS
17 13 (0.26%) GPG13
18 12 (0.24%) MISRA
System Software
1 444 (8.97%) Active Directory
2 356 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 252 (5.09%) Docker
4 159 (3.21%) Hyper-V
5 122 (2.46%) vSphere
6 74 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
7 63 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
8 50 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
9 45 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
10 39 (0.79%) VirtualBox
11 37 (0.75%) VMware NSX
12 29 (0.59%) Apache Flume
12 29 (0.59%) Firmware
13 28 (0.57%) HDFS
14 24 (0.48%) XenApp
15 22 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
16 18 (0.36%) ProxySG
16 18 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
17 16 (0.32%) Samba
17 16 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 219 (4.42%) SCCM
2 181 (3.66%) Puppet
3 125 (2.52%) Ansible
4 124 (2.50%) Kubernetes
5 85 (1.72%) SCOM
6 76 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
7 67 (1.35%) Nagios
8 57 (1.15%) Terraform
9 46 (0.93%) Salt
10 38 (0.77%) Cisco LMS
10 38 (0.77%) Opsview
11 36 (0.73%) vCenter Server
12 35 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
12 35 (0.71%) WSUS
13 34 (0.69%) HP ALM
14 30 (0.61%) Kibana
15 27 (0.55%) vRealize
16 25 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
17 23 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
17 23 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 966 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 448 (9.05%) Cisco
3 443 (8.95%) VMware
4 372 (7.51%) Oracle
5 298 (6.02%) SAP
6 159 (3.21%) Juniper
7 148 (2.99%) Citrix
8 121 (2.44%) HP
9 106 (2.14%) Red Hat
10 105 (2.12%) F5
11 93 (1.88%) Atlassian
12 85 (1.72%) IBM
13 84 (1.70%) CheckPoint
13 84 (1.70%) McAfee
14 77 (1.56%) Google
15 72 (1.45%) Dell
16 68 (1.37%) EMC
17 54 (1.09%) SolarWinds
18 52 (1.05%) Palo Alto
19 47 (0.95%) Remedy