Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 64 115
Rank change year-on-year +2 +51 -3
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 3,334 6,101 5,076
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.32% 4.14% 2.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.87% 17.06% 12.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2,028 4,047 3,274
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -
10th Percentile £33,563 £30,113 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 16,780 35,770 42,100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.75% 24.29% 23.74%
Number of salaries quoted 12,239 25,907 31,381
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the UK

Security Cleared
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared.

Salary trend for Security Cleared in the UK

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in the UK

Security Cleared
Top 17 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 12 July 2020. 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 +9 3,203 £55,000 +4.76% 566
UK excluding London +5 2,466 £50,000 - 464
South East +6 969 £50,000 - 148
South West +3 777 £55,000 +10.00% 116
London +10 751 £60,000 +4.35% 148
Midlands +10 302 £50,000 - 45
North of England +117 281 £50,000 - 40
North West +110 216 £50,000 +4.17% 23
West Midlands -3 216 £55,000 +10.00% 37
Work from Home -19 151 £57,500 - 36
East of England -24 99 £52,500 +23.53% 69
East Midlands +84 93 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Yorkshire +66 55 £62,500 +25.00% 11
Scotland +74 44 £45,000 -33.33% 29
Wales -3 17 £47,000 +4.44% 17
North East +20 10 £50,000 +42.86% 6
Northern Ireland +23 4 - - 2

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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 2,096 (62.87%) SC Cleared
2 1,213 (36.38%) Agile Software Development
3 882 (26.45%) DV Cleared
4 591 (17.73%) Java
5 576 (17.28%) Microsoft
6 542 (16.26%) Windows
7 508 (15.24%) Linux
8 494 (14.82%) Cybersecurity
9 451 (13.53%) Degree
10 418 (12.54%) Python
10 418 (12.54%) DevOps
11 351 (10.53%) C#
12 333 (9.99%) VMware
13 330 (9.90%) ITIL
14 328 (9.84%) JavaScript
15 323 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
16 322 (9.66%) Azure
17 320 (9.60%) AWS
18 315 (9.45%) Software Engineering
19 310 (9.30%) SQL
20 307 (9.21%) Public Sector
21 293 (8.79%) Active Directory
22 289 (8.67%) C++
23 282 (8.46%) Oracle
24 279 (8.37%) Scrum
25 260 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
26 258 (7.74%) C
27 254 (7.62%) SQL Server
27 254 (7.62%) Finance
28 246 (7.38%) Information Security

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
1 117 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 112 (3.36%) Confluence
3 55 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
4 52 (1.56%) MS Exchange
5 50 (1.50%) Apache Spark
5 50 (1.50%) Tomcat
6 45 (1.35%) Apache
7 35 (1.05%) IIS
8 29 (0.87%) Apache Solr
9 22 (0.66%) Skype for Business
10 19 (0.57%) JBoss
11 18 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
12 16 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
12 16 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
12 16 (0.48%) WebSphere
13 15 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 15 (0.45%) WildFly
14 11 (0.33%) NetWeaver
15 10 (0.30%) ArcGIS
16 8 (0.24%) OpenStack
Applications
1 87 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (0.36%) Simulink
5 8 (0.24%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.15%) Adobe XD
6 5 (0.15%) InVision
6 5 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (0.15%) Sketch
6 5 (0.15%) UXPin
7 4 (0.12%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.12%) Windchill
8 2 (0.060%) Gephi
8 2 (0.060%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.030%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.030%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.030%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 32 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
3 21 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
4 20 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
5 19 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
6 17 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
7 15 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
7 15 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
7 15 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
7 15 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
7 15 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
7 15 (0.45%) SAP HR
8 14 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
8 14 (0.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 12 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
9 12 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 11 (0.33%) SAP PSCD
11 10 (0.30%) SAP CO
11 10 (0.30%) SAP FI
11 10 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 322 (9.66%) Azure
2 320 (9.60%) AWS
3 105 (3.15%) Office 365
4 98 (2.94%) SaaS
5 78 (2.34%) PaaS
6 65 (1.95%) IaaS
7 62 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
8 57 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
9 39 (1.17%) Power Platform
10 27 (0.81%) GCP
10 27 (0.81%) GitHub
11 26 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
12 23 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 22 (0.66%) Amazon S3
14 21 (0.63%) OneDrive
14 21 (0.63%) OpenShift
15 19 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
16 16 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
17 15 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
17 15 (0.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 230 (6.90%) Firewall
2 139 (4.17%) LAN
3 127 (3.81%) DNS
4 119 (3.57%) WAN
5 112 (3.36%) Internet
5 112 (3.36%) TCP/IP
6 93 (2.79%) Network Security
7 80 (2.40%) DHCP
8 65 (1.95%) VPN
9 51 (1.53%) HTTP
10 50 (1.50%) Skype
11 41 (1.23%) OSPF
12 38 (1.14%) BGP
13 37 (1.11%) Wireless
14 35 (1.05%) SAN
15 34 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
16 30 (0.90%) MPLS
17 29 (0.87%) Wireshark
18 25 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
19 21 (0.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 181 (5.43%) Big Data
3 117 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
4 113 (3.39%) MongoDB
5 84 (2.52%) Hadoop
6 59 (1.77%) Relational Database
7 52 (1.56%) MySQL
8 48 (1.44%) NoSQL
9 40 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
10 37 (1.11%) Oracle Database
11 34 (1.02%) Power BI
12 27 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 24 (0.72%) SQL Server 2017
14 23 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
15 22 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
16 21 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
17 20 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
18 19 (0.57%) HBase
18 19 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
19 17 (0.51%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 204 (6.12%) JIRA
2 202 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 151 (4.53%) Git (software)
4 101 (3.03%) Selenium
5 75 (2.25%) Cucumber
6 69 (2.07%) Maven
7 59 (1.77%) JUnit
8 46 (1.38%) Rational DOORS
9 43 (1.29%) Subversion
9 43 (1.29%) Visual Studio
10 38 (1.14%) GitLab
10 38 (1.14%) Mockito
11 37 (1.11%) JMeter
12 35 (1.05%) Eclipse
13 33 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
14 30 (0.90%) DbUnit
14 30 (0.90%) jMock
14 30 (0.90%) SoapUI
14 30 (0.90%) WebDriver
15 29 (0.87%) LoadRunner
General
1 307 (9.21%) Public Sector
2 254 (7.62%) Finance
3 200 (6.00%) Aerospace
4 191 (5.73%) Law
5 158 (4.74%) Military
6 132 (3.96%) Legal
7 99 (2.97%) Telecoms
8 96 (2.88%) Police
9 88 (2.64%) Back Office
10 74 (2.22%) Electronics
11 70 (2.10%) Local Government
12 50 (1.50%) Manufacturing
13 45 (1.35%) Retail
14 42 (1.26%) Marketing
15 23 (0.69%) Games
16 18 (0.54%) Banking
17 15 (0.45%) General Ledger
18 14 (0.42%) Advertising
19 12 (0.36%) Automotive
20 7 (0.21%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 522 (15.66%) Developer
2 373 (11.19%) Analyst
3 341 (10.23%) Architect
4 224 (6.72%) Consultant
5 174 (5.22%) Software Engineer
6 149 (4.47%) Java Developer
7 120 (3.60%) Support Engineer
8 114 (3.42%) Business Analyst
9 103 (3.09%) Network Engineer
10 97 (2.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 92 (2.76%) Software Developer
12 89 (2.67%) DevOps Engineer
13 83 (2.49%) C# Developer
14 79 (2.37%) Solutions Architect
15 78 (2.34%) .NET Developer
16 73 (2.19%) Project Manager
17 72 (2.16%) Senior Developer
18 70 (2.10%) Security Analyst
19 68 (2.04%) Security Consultant
20 67 (2.01%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (6.60%) .NET
2 160 (4.80%) Spring
3 157 (4.71%) Web Services
4 155 (4.65%) HTML
5 133 (3.99%) AngularJS
6 121 (3.63%) CSS
7 102 (3.06%) REST
8 100 (3.00%) Node.js
9 99 (2.97%) RESTful
10 95 (2.85%) XML
11 91 (2.73%) .NET Framework
12 86 (2.58%) ASP.NET
13 75 (2.25%) HTML5
14 72 (2.16%) SOAP
15 69 (2.07%) React
16 68 (2.04%) jQuery
17 54 (1.62%) Kafka
18 46 (1.38%) Hibernate
18 46 (1.38%) J2EE
19 45 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 242 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
2 168 (5.04%) Management Information System
3 152 (4.56%) Data Centre
4 83 (2.49%) Cyberthreat
5 79 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
6 77 (2.31%) Cybercrime
7 68 (2.04%) Driving Licence
8 65 (1.95%) Security Operations Centre
9 64 (1.92%) Public Cloud
9 64 (1.92%) User Experience
10 54 (1.62%) CMDB
11 52 (1.56%) PKI
12 45 (1.35%) Cyberattack
13 40 (1.20%) Algorithms
14 35 (1.05%) Internet of Things
15 31 (0.93%) Cloud Native
15 31 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
16 30 (0.90%) CESG
17 29 (0.87%) Clustering
18 26 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 542 (16.26%) Windows
2 508 (15.24%) Linux
3 179 (5.37%) Windows Server
4 102 (3.06%) Windows 10
5 90 (2.70%) Unix
6 78 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 73 (2.19%) CentOS
8 55 (1.65%) Windows Server 2016
9 44 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 43 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 38 (1.14%) Windows 7
12 35 (1.05%) Ubuntu
13 31 (0.93%) Android
13 31 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
14 25 (0.75%) Apple iOS
14 25 (0.75%) Mac OS
15 21 (0.63%) Kali Linux
16 20 (0.60%) Solaris
17 18 (0.54%) Windows XP
18 15 (0.45%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,213 (36.38%) Agile Software Development
2 494 (14.82%) Cybersecurity
3 418 (12.54%) DevOps
4 330 (9.90%) ITIL
5 323 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
6 315 (9.45%) Software Engineering
7 279 (8.37%) Scrum
8 260 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 246 (7.38%) Information Security
10 239 (7.17%) Project Management
11 206 (6.18%) Test Automation
12 185 (5.55%) Analytics
13 184 (5.52%) Migration
13 184 (5.52%) TDD
14 172 (5.16%) Mentoring
15 166 (4.98%) Risk Management
16 163 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
16 163 (4.89%) OO
17 156 (4.68%) SIEM
18 147 (4.41%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 591 (17.73%) Java
2 418 (12.54%) Python
3 351 (10.53%) C#
4 328 (9.84%) JavaScript
5 310 (9.30%) SQL
6 289 (8.67%) C++
7 258 (7.74%) C
8 156 (4.68%) PowerShell
9 107 (3.21%) Bash Shell
10 67 (2.01%) Ruby
11 65 (1.95%) Java 8
12 50 (1.50%) Scala
13 49 (1.47%) R
14 47 (1.41%) Perl
15 35 (1.05%) MATLAB
16 32 (0.96%) ABAP
17 29 (0.87%) PL/SQL
17 29 (0.87%) VB
18 24 (0.72%) Shell Script
19 23 (0.69%) Go
Qualifications
1 2,096 (62.87%) SC Cleared
2 882 (26.45%) DV Cleared
3 451 (13.53%) Degree
4 174 (5.22%) CISSP
5 164 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
6 117 (3.51%) CISM
7 95 (2.85%) CCNP
7 95 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 90 (2.70%) CCNA
9 85 (2.55%) CESG Certified Professional
10 61 (1.83%) MCSE
11 48 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
12 45 (1.35%) CRISC
13 44 (1.32%) MCSA
14 42 (1.26%) CREST Certified
15 41 (1.23%) CTC Cleared
16 36 (1.08%) OSCP
17 35 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
18 34 (1.02%) CISA
19 32 (0.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (6.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 140 (4.20%) SLA
3 82 (2.46%) QA
4 60 (1.80%) JSP 440
5 56 (1.68%) NCSC
6 53 (1.59%) NIST
7 50 (1.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 49 (1.47%) GDPR
9 42 (1.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 39 (1.17%) Data Quality
11 28 (0.84%) PMO
12 27 (0.81%) RMADS
13 24 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 22 (0.66%) ISO 9001
15 19 (0.57%) PCI DSS
16 17 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 17 (0.51%) NIST 800
17 15 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 14 (0.42%) ISO 22301
19 11 (0.33%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 293 (8.79%) Active Directory
2 218 (6.54%) Docker
2 218 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (2.58%) Hyper-V
4 51 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
5 49 (1.47%) vSphere
6 40 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (0.78%) Firmware
8 25 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 19 (0.57%) VMware NSX
10 17 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
11 15 (0.45%) NFS
12 13 (0.39%) VirtualBox
13 10 (0.30%) VMware Server
14 9 (0.27%) Snort
15 8 (0.24%) Postfix
16 7 (0.21%) NDS
17 6 (0.18%) NetIQ eDirectory
18 5 (0.15%) KVM
18 5 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 155 (4.65%) Ansible
2 135 (4.05%) SCCM
3 111 (3.33%) SCOM
4 110 (3.30%) Kubernetes
5 103 (3.09%) Terraform
6 76 (2.28%) Puppet
7 71 (2.13%) WSUS
8 32 (0.96%) QRadar
9 30 (0.90%) NetBackup
10 29 (0.87%) ZABBIX
11 26 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
11 26 (0.78%) SCVMM
11 26 (0.78%) vCenter Server
12 24 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
12 24 (0.72%) Packer
13 21 (0.63%) Nagios
13 21 (0.63%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 20 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
14 20 (0.60%) Nessus
14 20 (0.60%) vRealize
Vendors
1 576 (17.28%) Microsoft
2 333 (9.99%) VMware
3 282 (8.46%) Oracle
4 210 (6.30%) Cisco
5 124 (3.72%) SAP
6 111 (3.33%) Juniper
7 94 (2.82%) Splunk
8 88 (2.64%) HP
9 78 (2.34%) Red Hat
10 71 (2.13%) Capita
11 67 (2.01%) LogRhythm
12 64 (1.92%) Dell
13 62 (1.86%) Citrix
14 55 (1.65%) Atlassian
15 50 (1.50%) Google
16 48 (1.44%) SolarWinds
17 46 (1.38%) IBM
18 39 (1.17%) Remedy
18 39 (1.17%) ServiceNow
19 37 (1.11%) ArcSight