Period
to 18 October 2017

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

Security Clearance
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 79 94
Rank change year-on-year -35 +15 -16
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4928 6595 6665
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.82% 3.44% 3.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.64% 13.05% 11.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3437 4665 5340
UK median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
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 42351 50528 59666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.25% 26.36% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32535 40628 47615
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 October 2017.

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 October 2017. 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 -37 4589 £46,000 -3.16% 407
UK excluding London -15 3817 £45,000 - 281
South East -7 1449 £45,000 -5.26% 88
South West -5 1112 £44,000 +3.53% 45
London -58 937 £55,000 -4.35% 157
Midlands -17 438 £55,000 +29.41% 37
North of England -32 408 £42,500 - 53
West Midlands -2 326 £55,000 +15.79% 20
East of England -37 263 £47,500 +11.76% 27
North West -50 243 £42,500 -3.41% 19
Scotland -8 121 £43,000 -4.44% 12
East Midlands -15 113 £50,000 +25.00% 17
Yorkshire -14 99 £45,000 +5.88% 23
Wales +15 70 £40,000 -11.11% 19
North East +4 69 £50,491 +21.67% 11
Northern Ireland -46 6 £34,500 -13.75%

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 2971 (60.29%) SC Cleared
2 1295 (26.28%) Agile Software Development
3 1237 (25.10%) DV Cleared
4 1028 (20.86%) Windows
5 970 (19.68%) ITIL
6 929 (18.85%) Microsoft
7 910 (18.47%) Java
8 857 (17.39%) Linux
9 843 (17.11%) C
10 819 (16.62%) Degree
11 650 (13.19%) SQL
12 646 (13.11%) Software Engineering
13 584 (11.85%) Cybersecurity
14 571 (11.59%) Finance
15 550 (11.16%) VMware
16 536 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
17 496 (10.06%) Python
18 458 (9.29%) Firewall
19 450 (9.13%) Oracle
20 443 (8.99%) Active Directory
21 427 (8.66%) Cisco
22 424 (8.60%) C#
23 416 (8.44%) Project Management
24 414 (8.40%) SQL Server
25 411 (8.34%) Information Security
26 403 (8.18%) JavaScript
27 392 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
28 383 (7.77%) Mentoring
29 379 (7.69%) C++
30 377 (7.65%) Service Management

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
1 258 (5.24%) SharePoint
2 149 (3.02%) Apache
3 113 (2.29%) Tomcat
4 106 (2.15%) JBoss
5 99 (2.01%) IIS
6 97 (1.97%) MS Exchange
7 94 (1.91%) Apache Spark
8 78 (1.58%) WebLogic
9 71 (1.44%) Confluence
10 59 (1.20%) Skype for Business
11 57 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
12 54 (1.10%) Documentum
12 54 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
12 54 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
13 51 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
14 45 (0.91%) CMS
15 43 (0.87%) OpenStack
16 35 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 35 (0.71%) WebSphere
17 31 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 298 (6.05%) Microsoft Office
2 126 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 73 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
4 37 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 34 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
6 31 (0.63%) MS Visio
7 20 (0.41%) InfoPath
8 19 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
9 18 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 17 (0.34%) Simulink
11 15 (0.30%) SPSS
12 12 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
13 6 (0.12%) Photoshop
14 4 (0.081%) Chatbot
15 3 (0.061%) Camtasia
15 3 (0.061%) GIMP
15 3 (0.061%) Mathcad
16 2 (0.041%) Siemens NX
17 1 (0.020%) Blender
17 1 (0.020%) Lectora
Business Applications
1 57 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 33 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 31 (0.63%) SAP FI
4 29 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 26 (0.53%) SAP CO
6 25 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
7 21 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
8 19 (0.39%) Teamcenter
9 16 (0.32%) assyst
10 12 (0.24%) Maximo
11 11 (0.22%) SAP BPC
12 10 (0.20%) SAP MM
13 9 (0.18%) Primavera
14 8 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 8 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
14 8 (0.16%) iTrent
14 8 (0.16%) ResourceLink
14 8 (0.16%) SAP HCM
14 8 (0.16%) SAP PP
14 8 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 239 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 203 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
3 145 (2.94%) Office 365
4 57 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
5 56 (1.14%) SaaS
6 50 (1.01%) PaaS
7 44 (0.89%) IaaS
8 35 (0.71%) GitHub
9 28 (0.57%) OpenShift
10 23 (0.47%) Amazon S3
11 17 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
12 16 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
13 14 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
14 10 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
16 8 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.16%) Oracle Service Cloud
17 7 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 7 (0.14%) npm
18 6 (0.12%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 458 (9.29%) Firewall
2 285 (5.78%) TCP/IP
3 247 (5.01%) LAN
4 242 (4.91%) WAN
5 241 (4.89%) DNS
6 212 (4.30%) Network Security
7 158 (3.21%) Internet
8 155 (3.15%) DHCP
9 135 (2.74%) VPN
10 117 (2.37%) BGP
11 112 (2.27%) SSL
12 108 (2.19%) HTTP
13 107 (2.17%) Wireless
14 101 (2.05%) SAN
15 96 (1.95%) Cisco Nexus
16 92 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
17 90 (1.83%) OSPF
18 83 (1.68%) Wireshark
19 81 (1.64%) SMTP
20 75 (1.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 414 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 243 (4.93%) Hadoop
3 227 (4.61%) Big Data
4 143 (2.90%) Relational Database
5 112 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
6 103 (2.09%) MySQL
7 101 (2.05%) MongoDB
8 99 (2.01%) NoSQL
9 92 (1.87%) Oracle Database
10 71 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 68 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
12 62 (1.26%) RDBMS
12 62 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 60 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
13 60 (1.22%) SAP BW
14 57 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
15 53 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
16 45 (0.91%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
17 42 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
18 40 (0.81%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 229 (4.65%) Jenkins
2 209 (4.24%) JIRA
3 182 (3.69%) Git (software)
4 168 (3.41%) Selenium
5 110 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 108 (2.19%) Maven
7 88 (1.79%) JUnit
8 87 (1.77%) Visual Studio
9 85 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 82 (1.66%) Cucumber
11 72 (1.46%) Subversion
12 67 (1.36%) Rational DOORS
13 54 (1.10%) LoadRunner
14 42 (0.85%) Eclipse
15 40 (0.81%) JMeter
16 38 (0.77%) Bitbucket
17 37 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 33 (0.67%) EasyMock
19 30 (0.61%) TeamCity
20 27 (0.55%) HP UFT
General
1 571 (11.59%) Finance
2 289 (5.86%) Telecoms
3 204 (4.14%) Manufacturing
4 195 (3.96%) Military
5 153 (3.10%) Electronics
6 147 (2.98%) Marketing
7 77 (1.56%) Aerospace
8 74 (1.50%) Legal
9 70 (1.42%) Law
10 41 (0.83%) Publishing
11 37 (0.75%) Retail
12 35 (0.71%) Multimedia
13 32 (0.65%) Games
14 28 (0.57%) Billing
14 28 (0.57%) Local Government
15 22 (0.45%) Back Office
16 16 (0.32%) Automotive
17 15 (0.30%) Advertising
17 15 (0.30%) Banking
18 11 (0.22%) Vietnamese Language
Job Titles
1 723 (14.67%) Analyst
2 706 (14.33%) Developer
3 509 (10.33%) Consultant
4 461 (9.35%) Architect
5 286 (5.80%) Software Engineer
6 262 (5.32%) Network Engineer
7 228 (4.63%) Java Developer
8 176 (3.57%) Support Engineer
9 158 (3.21%) Systems Engineer
10 150 (3.04%) Project Manager
11 148 (3.00%) Administrator
12 146 (2.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 142 (2.88%) Tester
14 130 (2.64%) Java Engineer
15 129 (2.62%) Business Analyst
16 123 (2.50%) Applications Support
17 119 (2.41%) Support Analyst
18 118 (2.39%) Software Developer
19 116 (2.35%) Security Consultant
20 114 (2.31%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 368 (7.47%) .NET
2 334 (6.78%) Web Services
3 328 (6.66%) HTML
4 217 (4.40%) CSS
5 210 (4.26%) Spring
6 165 (3.35%) REST
7 153 (3.10%) HTML5
8 151 (3.06%) AngularJS
9 144 (2.92%) SOAP
10 135 (2.74%) XML
11 116 (2.35%) J2EE
11 116 (2.35%) jQuery
12 103 (2.09%) Middleware
13 96 (1.95%) ASP.NET
14 93 (1.89%) .NET Framework
14 93 (1.89%) Java EE
15 74 (1.50%) Node.js
16 71 (1.44%) Hibernate
17 70 (1.42%) CSS3
18 69 (1.40%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 536 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
2 325 (6.59%) Management Information System
3 309 (6.27%) Computer Science
4 216 (4.38%) Data Centre
5 127 (2.58%) User Experience
6 118 (2.39%) CESG
7 109 (2.21%) PKI
8 106 (2.15%) Driving Licence
9 89 (1.81%) Cyberthreat
10 75 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
11 73 (1.48%) Public Cloud
12 52 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
13 51 (1.03%) Algorithms
14 50 (1.01%) Mobile App
15 44 (0.89%) Cyber Attack
16 43 (0.87%) Smart Meter
17 42 (0.85%) Virtual Team
18 41 (0.83%) Replication
19 39 (0.79%) e-Learning
20 38 (0.77%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 1028 (20.86%) Windows
2 857 (17.39%) Linux
3 359 (7.28%) Unix
4 263 (5.34%) Windows Server
5 191 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 142 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 122 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 119 (2.41%) Windows 7
9 109 (2.21%) Windows 10
10 100 (2.03%) CentOS
11 75 (1.52%) Android
12 65 (1.32%) Apple iOS
13 40 (0.81%) VxWorks
14 39 (0.79%) Windows XP
15 37 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
16 36 (0.73%) Solaris
17 30 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
18 28 (0.57%) AIX
19 24 (0.49%) Ubuntu
20 13 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1295 (26.28%) Agile Software Development
2 970 (19.68%) ITIL
3 646 (13.11%) Software Engineering
4 584 (11.85%) Cybersecurity
5 416 (8.44%) Project Management
6 411 (8.34%) Information Security
7 383 (7.77%) Mentoring
8 377 (7.65%) Service Management
9 372 (7.55%) Scrum
10 371 (7.53%) DevOps
11 336 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
11 336 (6.82%) Service Delivery
12 330 (6.70%) Test Automation
13 315 (6.39%) Stakeholder Management
14 308 (6.25%) SDLC
15 292 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
16 284 (5.76%) Open Source
17 281 (5.70%) TOGAF
18 253 (5.13%) Analytics
19 240 (4.87%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 910 (18.47%) Java
2 843 (17.11%) C
3 650 (13.19%) SQL
4 496 (10.06%) Python
5 424 (8.60%) C#
6 403 (8.18%) JavaScript
7 379 (7.69%) C++
8 232 (4.71%) PowerShell
9 159 (3.23%) Bash Shell
10 145 (2.94%) Ruby
11 115 (2.33%) PL/SQL
12 114 (2.31%) Scala
13 113 (2.29%) Shell Script
14 97 (1.97%) Perl
15 92 (1.87%) PHP
16 62 (1.26%) VB
17 52 (1.06%) R
18 51 (1.03%) MATLAB
19 37 (0.75%) Ada
20 34 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2971 (60.29%) SC Cleared
2 1237 (25.10%) DV Cleared
3 819 (16.62%) Degree
4 370 (7.51%) Cisco Certification
5 249 (5.05%) CISSP
6 216 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 196 (3.98%) CCNA
8 186 (3.77%) CCNP
9 125 (2.54%) CESG Certified Professional
10 123 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
11 109 (2.21%) CREST Certified
12 101 (2.05%) MCSE
13 98 (1.99%) ISTQB
14 97 (1.97%) CISM
15 94 (1.91%) ISEB
16 77 (1.56%) MCP
17 70 (1.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 70 (1.42%) SANS
18 64 (1.30%) MCSA
19 59 (1.20%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 289 (5.86%) SLA
2 172 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (1.32%) PMO
4 61 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
5 58 (1.18%) QA
6 55 (1.12%) GDPR
7 49 (0.99%) PCI DSS
8 42 (0.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 41 (0.83%) Data Quality
10 40 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
11 37 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 34 (0.69%) ISO 9001
12 34 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 32 (0.65%) RMADS
14 27 (0.55%) JSP 440
15 25 (0.51%) COBIT
16 18 (0.37%) DO-178B
17 13 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 13 (0.26%) Def Stans
17 13 (0.26%) DO-254
System Software
1 443 (8.99%) Active Directory
2 392 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 142 (2.88%) Hyper-V
4 136 (2.76%) Docker
5 113 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
6 100 (2.03%) vSphere
7 60 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
8 44 (0.89%) Firmware
9 34 (0.69%) Snort
9 34 (0.69%) VMware NSX
10 29 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
11 27 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
12 26 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
13 24 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
14 18 (0.37%) Apache Flume
14 18 (0.37%) NFS
15 15 (0.30%) Samba
15 15 (0.30%) vCloud
16 12 (0.24%) Dovecot
16 12 (0.24%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 215 (4.36%) Puppet
2 153 (3.10%) Ansible
3 130 (2.64%) SCCM
4 88 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 66 (1.34%) Nagios
6 54 (1.10%) SCOM
7 50 (1.01%) vCenter Server
8 45 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
9 44 (0.89%) Terraform
10 40 (0.81%) NetBackup
11 39 (0.79%) Opsview
12 37 (0.75%) Cisco LMS
12 37 (0.75%) ZABBIX
13 34 (0.69%) Kubernetes
14 30 (0.61%) Nessus
15 29 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 28 (0.57%) WSUS
17 22 (0.45%) Data Guard
17 22 (0.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
18 21 (0.43%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 929 (18.85%) Microsoft
2 550 (11.16%) VMware
3 450 (9.13%) Oracle
4 427 (8.66%) Cisco
5 251 (5.09%) SAP
6 207 (4.20%) Juniper
7 195 (3.96%) HP
8 148 (3.00%) Red Hat
9 140 (2.84%) Citrix
10 98 (1.99%) IBM
11 96 (1.95%) F5
12 95 (1.93%) Remedy
13 87 (1.77%) EMC
14 79 (1.60%) CheckPoint
15 70 (1.42%) McAfee
16 62 (1.26%) Dell
17 61 (1.24%) Palo Alto
18 59 (1.20%) ArcSight
19 57 (1.16%) Splunk
20 53 (1.08%) Atlassian