Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 107 89
Rank change year-on-year -17 -18 -10
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4,760 4,970 6,456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.68% 2.90% 3.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.42% 11.51% 11.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2,897 3,474 4,700
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -5.26% -1.04%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £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 41,666 43,168 56,959
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.47% 25.20% 27.86%
Number of salaries quoted 31,865 34,011 45,711
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.18% +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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -19 4,468 £46,500 +3.33% 825
UK excluding London -15 3,640 £45,000 - 679
South East -16 1,277 £45,000 -5.26% 223
South West -3 1,108 £45,000 +7.14% 154
London -1 961 £55,000 - 203
North of England -23 412 £40,000 - 88
Midlands +7 403 £52,500 +10.53% 64
West Midlands +52 328 £52,500 +16.67% 42
East of England +1 298 £45,000 - 92
North West -23 288 £37,500 +4.90% 37
Scotland -33 116 £45,250 -9.50% 33
Yorkshire +11 108 £40,000 -5.88% 35
East Midlands -64 73 £41,250 -14.06% 22
Wales -5 44 £40,250 +21.97% 24
North East -38 16 £41,250 +4.43% 16
Northern Ireland -29 2 £31,500 -45.22%

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 2,740 (57.56%) SC Cleared
2 1,295 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
3 1,042 (21.89%) Windows
4 972 (20.42%) DV Cleared
5 953 (20.02%) Microsoft
6 931 (19.56%) ITIL
7 875 (18.38%) C
8 809 (17.00%) Java
9 751 (15.78%) Degree
10 736 (15.46%) Linux
11 630 (13.24%) SQL
12 609 (12.79%) Finance
13 605 (12.71%) Software Engineering
14 595 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
15 558 (11.72%) Python
16 549 (11.53%) Problem-Solving
17 541 (11.37%) Active Directory
18 504 (10.59%) C#
19 485 (10.19%) VMware
20 479 (10.06%) Service Delivery
21 458 (9.62%) JavaScript
22 455 (9.56%) DevOps
23 442 (9.29%) Cybersecurity
24 426 (8.95%) Firewall
25 403 (8.47%) SQL Server
26 394 (8.28%) Project Management
26 394 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
26 394 (8.28%) Microsoft Azure
27 381 (8.00%) Service Management
27 381 (8.00%) 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
1 249 (5.23%) SharePoint
2 137 (2.88%) Confluence
3 116 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
4 96 (2.02%) Apache Spark
5 88 (1.85%) MS Exchange
6 74 (1.55%) Skype for Business
7 60 (1.26%) Apache
8 56 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
9 55 (1.16%) IIS
10 52 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
11 49 (1.03%) JBoss
12 39 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
13 35 (0.74%) Apache Solr
14 34 (0.71%) WebSphere
15 31 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
16 25 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
17 24 (0.50%) Tomcat
18 19 (0.40%) WebLogic
18 19 (0.40%) WebSphere Portal
19 15 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 327 (6.87%) Microsoft Office
2 126 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 67 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 63 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
5 57 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 53 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
7 12 (0.25%) Simulink
8 11 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.084%) GIMP
10 4 (0.084%) SPSS
11 2 (0.042%) FrameMaker
11 2 (0.042%) InDesign
11 2 (0.042%) OrCAD
12 1 (0.021%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.021%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.021%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.021%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 67 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 53 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
3 48 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
4 25 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
5 23 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
6 15 (0.32%) SAP CO
6 15 (0.32%) SAP FI
6 15 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
7 10 (0.21%) SAP HCM
8 9 (0.19%) SAP PS
9 8 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
10 5 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 5 (0.11%) SAP ERP
10 5 (0.11%) SAP HR
10 5 (0.11%) SAP Payroll
11 4 (0.084%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 4 (0.084%) Primavera
11 4 (0.084%) Teamcenter
12 3 (0.063%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 394 (8.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 359 (7.54%) Amazon AWS
3 149 (3.13%) Office 365
4 80 (1.68%) PaaS
5 72 (1.51%) IaaS
6 64 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 44 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
8 40 (0.84%) Amazon S3
9 39 (0.82%) SaaS
9 39 (0.82%) Serverless
10 36 (0.76%) OpenShift
11 33 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
11 33 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
12 24 (0.50%) Slack
13 22 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
13 22 (0.46%) npm
14 18 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
15 17 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
15 17 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
16 16 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 426 (8.95%) Firewall
2 239 (5.02%) Network Security
3 222 (4.66%) DNS
4 204 (4.29%) TCP/IP
5 191 (4.01%) LAN
6 177 (3.72%) WAN
7 160 (3.36%) DHCP
8 105 (2.21%) Internet
9 101 (2.12%) Wireless
10 85 (1.79%) VPN
11 71 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
11 71 (1.49%) VoIP
12 70 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
13 68 (1.43%) HTTP
14 65 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
14 65 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
15 63 (1.32%) SMTP
16 55 (1.16%) SAN
17 52 (1.09%) VLAN
18 50 (1.05%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 403 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 174 (3.66%) Big Data
3 162 (3.40%) Hadoop
4 147 (3.09%) MySQL
5 126 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
6 124 (2.61%) NoSQL
7 121 (2.54%) MongoDB
8 89 (1.87%) Relational Database
9 88 (1.85%) Oracle Database
10 77 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
11 56 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 55 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 53 (1.11%) RDBMS
14 42 (0.88%) Apache Hive
14 42 (0.88%) GIS
15 38 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
16 37 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
17 33 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
18 32 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
18 32 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 247 (5.19%) JIRA
2 244 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 240 (5.04%) Jenkins
4 159 (3.34%) Selenium
5 125 (2.63%) Subversion
6 113 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 111 (2.33%) Visual Studio
8 110 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 108 (2.27%) Cucumber
10 107 (2.25%) Maven
11 58 (1.22%) JMeter
12 55 (1.16%) TeamCity
13 54 (1.13%) SoapUI
14 52 (1.09%) Jasmine
15 50 (1.05%) JUnit
16 47 (0.99%) Rational DOORS
17 44 (0.92%) Vagrant
18 43 (0.90%) MSI
19 42 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
20 39 (0.82%) WebDriver
General
1 609 (12.79%) Finance
2 187 (3.93%) Telecoms
3 165 (3.47%) Manufacturing
4 162 (3.40%) Military
5 145 (3.05%) Marketing
6 134 (2.82%) Retail
7 112 (2.35%) Electronics
8 107 (2.25%) Legal
9 76 (1.60%) Aerospace
10 71 (1.49%) Law
11 66 (1.39%) Publishing
12 54 (1.13%) Advertising
12 54 (1.13%) Games
13 35 (0.74%) Billing
14 30 (0.63%) Banking
15 23 (0.48%) Local Government
16 11 (0.23%) Back Office
17 9 (0.19%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.15%) Automotive
18 7 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 617 (12.96%) Developer
2 610 (12.82%) Analyst
3 515 (10.82%) Consultant
4 420 (8.82%) Architect
5 356 (7.48%) Software Engineer
6 236 (4.96%) Java Developer
7 188 (3.95%) Network Engineer
8 181 (3.80%) Project Manager
9 171 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 151 (3.17%) Tester
11 148 (3.11%) Support Engineer
12 146 (3.07%) Security Consultant
13 139 (2.92%) Systems Engineer
14 123 (2.58%) Software Developer
15 115 (2.42%) Java Engineer
16 107 (2.25%) Service Analyst
17 104 (2.18%) .NET Developer
18 102 (2.14%) Solutions Architect
19 99 (2.08%) Support Analyst
20 95 (2.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 335 (7.04%) HTML
2 308 (6.47%) .NET
3 265 (5.57%) AngularJS
4 262 (5.50%) Web Services
5 222 (4.66%) CSS
6 175 (3.68%) REST
7 160 (3.36%) Spring
8 148 (3.11%) XML
9 143 (3.00%) HTML5
10 121 (2.54%) Hibernate
11 107 (2.25%) ASP.NET
12 106 (2.23%) Java EE
13 105 (2.21%) Node.js
14 104 (2.18%) jQuery
15 100 (2.10%) .NET Framework
16 92 (1.93%) JSF
17 82 (1.72%) Entity Framework
18 79 (1.66%) ASP.NET MVC
19 64 (1.34%) CSS3
20 63 (1.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 595 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 312 (6.55%) Self-Motivation
3 301 (6.32%) Management Information System
4 211 (4.43%) Computer Science
5 202 (4.24%) Data Centre
6 113 (2.37%) Driving Licence
7 109 (2.29%) User Experience
8 89 (1.87%) PKI
9 72 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
10 62 (1.30%) CESG
11 59 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
12 53 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 53 (1.11%) Fat Client
12 53 (1.11%) Thin Client
13 48 (1.01%) Clustering
14 47 (0.99%) Replication
15 46 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
16 45 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
17 39 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
18 36 (0.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1,042 (21.89%) Windows
2 736 (15.46%) Linux
3 349 (7.33%) Windows Server
4 271 (5.69%) Unix
5 236 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 208 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 182 (3.82%) Windows 7
8 162 (3.40%) Windows 10
9 103 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 85 (1.79%) CentOS
11 52 (1.09%) Android
12 42 (0.88%) Apple iOS
13 40 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
14 30 (0.63%) Ubuntu
14 30 (0.63%) Windows XP
15 29 (0.61%) Mac OS X
16 26 (0.55%) Windows 8
17 17 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
18 12 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
18 12 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,295 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
2 931 (19.56%) ITIL
3 605 (12.71%) Software Engineering
4 549 (11.53%) Problem-Solving
5 479 (10.06%) Service Delivery
6 455 (9.56%) DevOps
7 442 (9.29%) Cybersecurity
8 394 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
8 394 (8.28%) Project Management
9 381 (8.00%) Information Security
9 381 (8.00%) Service Management
10 377 (7.92%) SDLC
11 360 (7.56%) Scrum
12 351 (7.37%) Test Automation
13 348 (7.31%) TDD
14 325 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
15 298 (6.26%) Business Intelligence
16 287 (6.03%) Mentoring
17 245 (5.15%) Open Source
18 240 (5.04%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 875 (18.38%) C
2 809 (17.00%) Java
3 630 (13.24%) SQL
4 558 (11.72%) Python
5 504 (10.59%) C#
6 458 (9.62%) JavaScript
7 367 (7.71%) C++
8 300 (6.30%) PowerShell
9 180 (3.78%) Bash Shell
10 179 (3.76%) PHP
10 179 (3.76%) Ruby
11 114 (2.39%) Perl
12 89 (1.87%) Scala
13 85 (1.79%) PL/SQL
14 78 (1.64%) T-SQL
15 57 (1.20%) Embedded C
16 47 (0.99%) Embedded C++
17 44 (0.92%) Shell Script
18 39 (0.82%) TypeScript
19 35 (0.74%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 2,740 (57.56%) SC Cleared
2 972 (20.42%) DV Cleared
3 751 (15.78%) Degree
4 325 (6.83%) Cisco Certification
5 200 (4.20%) CCNA
6 197 (4.14%) CISSP
7 189 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 139 (2.92%) CCNP
9 113 (2.37%) MCSE
10 95 (2.00%) ISTQB
11 93 (1.95%) CISM
12 72 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
13 64 (1.34%) CESG Certified Professional
14 63 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 62 (1.30%) CREST Certified
16 52 (1.09%) CCIE
16 52 (1.09%) SANS
17 49 (1.03%) ISEB
18 47 (0.99%) APMP
18 47 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 279 (5.86%) SLA
2 210 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 110 (2.31%) QA
4 81 (1.70%) GDPR
5 76 (1.60%) PCI DSS
6 63 (1.32%) PMO
7 42 (0.88%) Data Quality
8 36 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 34 (0.71%) ISO 9001
9 34 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 32 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 31 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
12 29 (0.61%) RMADS
13 21 (0.44%) JSP 440
14 20 (0.42%) MISRA
15 14 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 14 (0.29%) NIST 800
16 12 (0.25%) COBIT
17 11 (0.23%) Def Stans
18 10 (0.21%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 541 (11.37%) Active Directory
2 376 (7.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 274 (5.76%) Docker
4 177 (3.72%) Hyper-V
5 97 (2.04%) vSphere
6 63 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
7 61 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
8 53 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
9 42 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
10 33 (0.69%) VMware NSX
11 31 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
12 28 (0.59%) Snort
13 25 (0.53%) BitLocker
14 23 (0.48%) HDFS
15 21 (0.44%) Apache Flume
15 21 (0.44%) NFS
15 21 (0.44%) Samba
16 19 (0.40%) XenApp
17 18 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 15 (0.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 235 (4.94%) Puppet
2 217 (4.56%) SCCM
3 151 (3.17%) Ansible
4 127 (2.67%) Kubernetes
5 124 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
6 104 (2.18%) SCOM
7 69 (1.45%) Terraform
8 63 (1.32%) Nagios
9 46 (0.97%) SCVMM
10 45 (0.95%) Cisco LMS
10 45 (0.95%) Opsview
11 39 (0.82%) Kibana
12 30 (0.63%) vCenter Server
13 27 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
13 27 (0.57%) HP ALM
14 25 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 25 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
15 22 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
16 21 (0.44%) Nessus
16 21 (0.44%) Packer
Vendors
1 953 (20.02%) Microsoft
2 485 (10.19%) VMware
3 375 (7.88%) Cisco
4 356 (7.48%) Oracle
5 203 (4.26%) SAP
6 174 (3.66%) Juniper
7 160 (3.36%) HP
8 148 (3.11%) Citrix
9 120 (2.52%) Red Hat
10 109 (2.29%) Remedy
11 105 (2.21%) McAfee
12 93 (1.95%) Google
13 86 (1.81%) F5
14 81 (1.70%) CheckPoint
15 79 (1.66%) Palo Alto
16 73 (1.53%) IBM
17 63 (1.32%) Dell
18 62 (1.30%) Atlassian
19 48 (1.01%) EMC
20 43 (0.90%) SolarWinds