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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Clearance
UK
Rank 100 82 84
Rank change year-on-year -18 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 2377 3407 3517
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.84% 3.32% 3.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.48% 11.95% 12.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1659 2456 2631
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - -3.22%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20711 28517 28965
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.73% 27.80% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 16340 22861 22729
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in the UK

Security Cleared
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -22 2183 £45,000 -5.26% 415
South West -3 619 £40,000 -10.11% 46
South East -9 612 £45,000 - 125
London -49 428 £55,000 - 132
Hampshire +4 312 £45,000 +12.50% 51
Gloucestershire -1 271 £47,500 -7.76% 11
North West +27 163 £36,250 -16.99% 32
East of England +13 138 £45,000 +3.44% 20
Bristol -8 138 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Wiltshire +2 113 £40,000 +23.07% 17
Berkshire -33 105 £45,000 -14.28% 15
Surrey -4 96 £50,000 +11.11% 34
Manchester +20 93 £37,500 -25.00% 17
West Midlands -61 79 £45,000 - 20
East Midlands -13 76 £47,500 - 15
Hertfordshire -7 75 £47,500 +11.76% 7
Gloucester 0 70 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Cheltenham -1 67 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Somerset +23 66 £33,750 -0.73% 2
Farnborough +2 65 £45,000 +33.33% 10
Portsmouth +23 64 £45,000 +25.00% 8
Reading +6 62 £41,800 -18.83% 8
Yorkshire -37 51 £45,000 - 12
City of London +29 50 £42,500 -22.72% 24
Salisbury +11 47 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Oxfordshire 0 46 £55,000 +67.93% 10
Scotland -8 43 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Basingstoke -9 41 £52,250 +49.28% 4
Fareham +29 38 £37,500 -17.58% 4
Chippenham -1 38 £32,500 +8.33% 3

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 2982 (58.48%) SC Cleared
2 1279 (25.08%) DV Cleared
3 1104 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
4 1044 (20.47%) Java
5 1029 (20.18%) Windows
6 986 (19.34%) ITIL
7 919 (18.02%) C
8 901 (17.67%) Linux
9 898 (17.61%) Microsoft
10 795 (15.59%) Degree
11 749 (14.69%) Software Engineering
12 714 (14.00%) Cybersecurity
13 646 (12.67%) SQL
14 594 (11.65%) C#
15 571 (11.20%) C++
16 562 (11.02%) JavaScript
17 541 (10.61%) VMware
18 538 (10.55%) Firewall
19 522 (10.24%) Information Security
20 494 (9.69%) Oracle
21 490 (9.61%) MS Excel
22 480 (9.41%) Python
23 463 (9.08%) Cisco
23 463 (9.08%) Finance
24 452 (8.86%) HTML
25 451 (8.84%) Scrum
26 441 (8.65%) Active Directory
27 416 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
28 410 (8.04%) Unix
29 406 (7.96%) Project Management

Security Cleared
Top Related 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
1 175 (3.43%) SharePoint
1 175 (3.43%) WebLogic
2 164 (3.22%) JBoss
3 123 (2.41%) Apache
4 117 (2.29%) MS Exchange
5 91 (1.78%) WebSphere
6 90 (1.77%) IIS
7 87 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
8 81 (1.59%) Tomcat
9 80 (1.57%) Apache Pig
10 78 (1.53%) Confluence
11 70 (1.37%) Apache Spark
12 63 (1.24%) Skype for Business
13 57 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
14 54 (1.06%) Alfresco
15 49 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
16 48 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
17 46 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
18 45 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 37 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 490 (9.61%) MS Excel
2 265 (5.20%) MS Office
3 74 (1.45%) MS Project
4 56 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 52 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.31%) InfoPath
7 13 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 10 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.20%) AutoCAD
8 10 (0.20%) SPSS
9 9 (0.18%) Simulink
10 8 (0.16%) 3ds Max
10 8 (0.16%) Maya
10 8 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
10 8 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
11 7 (0.14%) Acrobat
12 5 (0.098%) S-PLUS
13 4 (0.078%) Autodesk Inventor
13 4 (0.078%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 36 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 30 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 28 (0.55%) SAP CO
3 28 (0.55%) SAP FI
3 28 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
3 28 (0.55%) Sentinel
4 24 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
5 20 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 18 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
7 16 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
8 14 (0.27%) assyst
8 14 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
9 12 (0.24%) SAP HR
10 10 (0.20%) Remedy AR System
11 9 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
11 9 (0.18%) SAP MM
11 9 (0.18%) SAP PP
12 8 (0.16%) SAP PS
12 8 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
13 7 (0.14%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 170 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 166 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
3 147 (2.88%) Office 365
4 71 (1.39%) SaaS
5 57 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
6 52 (1.02%) GitHub
7 38 (0.75%) PaaS
8 29 (0.57%) Amazon S3
9 28 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
10 25 (0.49%) IaaS
11 21 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
12 18 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.16%) Boomi
13 8 (0.16%) Taleo
14 7 (0.14%) Google Analytics
14 7 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
15 6 (0.12%) Responsys
15 6 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 3 (0.059%) AWS CloudFormation
16 3 (0.059%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 538 (10.55%) Firewall
2 269 (5.28%) LAN
3 263 (5.16%) TCP/IP
4 236 (4.63%) DNS
5 219 (4.29%) WAN
6 185 (3.63%) Network Security
7 157 (3.08%) DHCP
8 121 (2.37%) VPN
9 119 (2.33%) Wireless
10 111 (2.18%) MPLS
11 110 (2.16%) HTTP
12 108 (2.12%) Internet
13 107 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
13 107 (2.10%) SSL
14 105 (2.06%) OSPF
15 95 (1.86%) BGP
16 86 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
17 72 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
18 64 (1.26%) VoIP
19 58 (1.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 385 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 248 (4.86%) Big Data
3 220 (4.31%) Hadoop
4 209 (4.10%) MongoDB
5 154 (3.02%) MySQL
6 132 (2.59%) Relational Database
7 122 (2.39%) Oracle Database
8 109 (2.14%) NoSQL
9 88 (1.73%) RDBMS
10 81 (1.59%) Apache Hive
11 73 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
12 67 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
13 61 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 49 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
15 47 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
16 42 (0.82%) GIS
17 37 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
17 37 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
18 35 (0.69%) MS Access
19 32 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 244 (4.79%) Selenium
2 202 (3.96%) JIRA
3 196 (3.84%) Jenkins
4 134 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 128 (2.51%) Cucumber
6 123 (2.41%) Visual Studio
7 118 (2.31%) Maven
8 113 (2.22%) JUnit
9 110 (2.16%) Git (software)
10 86 (1.69%) Rational DOORS
11 78 (1.53%) LoadRunner
12 69 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 64 (1.26%) Subversion
14 57 (1.12%) JMeter
15 51 (1.00%) Eclipse
16 46 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
17 36 (0.71%) HP UFT
18 31 (0.61%) Ant
18 31 (0.61%) Bitbucket
19 30 (0.59%) TeamCity
General
1 463 (9.08%) Finance
2 332 (6.51%) Telecoms
3 234 (4.59%) Military
4 140 (2.75%) Manufacturing
5 124 (2.43%) Marketing
6 94 (1.84%) Electronics
7 79 (1.55%) Aerospace
8 73 (1.43%) Legal
9 63 (1.24%) Games
10 61 (1.20%) Retail
11 56 (1.10%) Banking
12 53 (1.04%) Publishing
13 35 (0.69%) Local Government
14 30 (0.59%) Law
15 19 (0.37%) Back Office
15 19 (0.37%) Multimedia
16 14 (0.27%) Advertising
17 12 (0.24%) Avionics
18 11 (0.22%) Automotive
19 10 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 674 (13.22%) Developer
2 512 (10.04%) Consultant
3 495 (9.71%) Analyst
4 387 (7.59%) Software Engineer
5 358 (7.02%) Architect
6 255 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 230 (4.51%) Network Engineer
8 212 (4.16%) Java Developer
9 207 (4.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 200 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
11 185 (3.63%) Software Developer
12 152 (2.98%) Administrator
13 147 (2.88%) Test Engineer
14 144 (2.82%) Java Engineer
15 137 (2.69%) Java Software Engineer
16 132 (2.59%) Project Manager
17 129 (2.53%) Tester
18 120 (2.35%) Senior Developer
19 113 (2.22%) Security Architect
20 108 (2.12%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 452 (8.86%) HTML
2 364 (7.14%) .NET
2 364 (7.14%) Web Services
3 283 (5.55%) CSS
4 233 (4.57%) XML
5 213 (4.18%) Spring
6 176 (3.45%) J2EE
7 170 (3.33%) AngularJS
8 160 (3.14%) HTML5
9 157 (3.08%) ASP.NET
10 141 (2.77%) Java EE
11 140 (2.75%) Hibernate
12 133 (2.61%) SOAP
13 122 (2.39%) jQuery
14 120 (2.35%) RESTful
15 114 (2.24%) REST
16 113 (2.22%) JSON
17 92 (1.80%) CSS3
18 84 (1.65%) Middleware
19 82 (1.61%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 404 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
2 401 (7.86%) Management Information System
3 266 (5.22%) Computer Science
4 218 (4.28%) Data Centre
5 128 (2.51%) PKI
6 121 (2.37%) CESG
7 99 (1.94%) Driving Licence
8 96 (1.88%) User Experience
9 67 (1.31%) Security Operations Centre
10 62 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
11 58 (1.14%) Cybercrime
12 56 (1.10%) Clustering
13 54 (1.06%) Cyber Defence
14 51 (1.00%) Algorithms
15 49 (0.96%) CMDB
16 46 (0.90%) Mobile App
17 41 (0.80%) Cyber Attack
18 36 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
19 34 (0.67%) Blackberry
20 31 (0.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1029 (20.18%) Windows
2 901 (17.67%) Linux
3 410 (8.04%) Unix
4 326 (6.39%) Windows Server
5 168 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 153 (3.00%) Android
7 145 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 115 (2.26%) Windows 7
9 105 (2.06%) Apple iOS
10 100 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 87 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 85 (1.67%) CentOS
13 76 (1.49%) Windows 10
14 74 (1.45%) Solaris
15 42 (0.82%) AIX
16 36 (0.71%) Mac OS X
17 35 (0.69%) Windows 8
18 27 (0.53%) Ubuntu
19 26 (0.51%) VxWorks
19 26 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1104 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
2 986 (19.34%) ITIL
3 749 (14.69%) Software Engineering
4 714 (14.00%) Cybersecurity
5 522 (10.24%) Information Security
6 451 (8.84%) Scrum
7 406 (7.96%) Project Management
8 362 (7.10%) Service Delivery
9 333 (6.53%) Infrastructure Management
10 325 (6.37%) Service Management
11 306 (6.00%) Open Source
12 290 (5.69%) DevOps
13 270 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
14 254 (4.98%) SDLC
15 249 (4.88%) Risk Management
16 248 (4.86%) Continuous Integration
17 237 (4.65%) Mentoring
18 222 (4.35%) Incident Management
18 222 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
19 220 (4.31%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 1044 (20.47%) Java
2 919 (18.02%) C
3 646 (12.67%) SQL
4 594 (11.65%) C#
5 571 (11.20%) C++
6 562 (11.02%) JavaScript
7 480 (9.41%) Python
8 220 (4.31%) PowerShell
9 179 (3.51%) Ruby
10 176 (3.45%) Perl
11 147 (2.88%) Bash Shell
12 99 (1.94%) PL/SQL
13 97 (1.90%) PHP
14 87 (1.71%) VB
15 86 (1.69%) Shell Script
16 69 (1.35%) Scala
17 56 (1.10%) Groovy
18 51 (1.00%) Objective-C
19 46 (0.90%) T-SQL
19 46 (0.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2982 (58.48%) SC Cleared
2 1279 (25.08%) DV Cleared
3 795 (15.59%) Degree
4 400 (7.84%) Cisco Certification
5 349 (6.84%) CISSP
6 263 (5.16%) CCNA
7 223 (4.37%) CISM
8 194 (3.80%) CCNP
9 178 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 169 (3.31%) ISTQB
11 140 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
12 137 (2.69%) ISEB
13 135 (2.65%) SANS
14 132 (2.59%) MCSE
15 128 (2.51%) CEH
16 114 (2.24%) CESG Certified Professional
17 112 (2.20%) GIAC
18 99 (1.94%) CISA
19 91 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
19 91 (1.78%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 344 (6.75%) SLA
2 222 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 118 (2.31%) PCI DSS
4 86 (1.69%) QA
5 68 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials
6 52 (1.02%) PMO
7 50 (0.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 46 (0.90%) RMADS
9 40 (0.78%) COBIT
10 39 (0.76%) GPG13
11 36 (0.71%) JSP 440
12 31 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 30 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
14 25 (0.49%) ISO 9001
15 17 (0.33%) Def Stans
15 17 (0.33%) DO-178B
16 15 (0.29%) Data Quality
16 15 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
17 14 (0.27%) MISRA
18 13 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 441 (8.65%) Active Directory
2 416 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 202 (3.96%) Hyper-V
4 115 (2.26%) vSphere
5 62 (1.22%) Docker
6 45 (0.88%) Snort
7 39 (0.76%) Firmware
7 39 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 35 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
9 33 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
10 28 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
11 22 (0.43%) XenApp
12 20 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
13 19 (0.37%) vCloud
13 19 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
13 19 (0.37%) VMware ESX
14 18 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
15 14 (0.27%) Dovecot
16 13 (0.25%) Terminal Services
17 12 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 186 (3.65%) SCCM
2 103 (2.02%) Puppet
3 75 (1.47%) NetBackup
4 69 (1.35%) Ansible
5 63 (1.24%) SCOM
6 61 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
6 61 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
7 49 (0.96%) Nagios
8 43 (0.84%) Nmap
9 40 (0.78%) Nessus
10 39 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
11 32 (0.63%) Backup Exec
11 32 (0.63%) Data Guard
11 32 (0.63%) SCOrch
12 31 (0.61%) Juniper STRM
13 30 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
14 23 (0.45%) Endace
14 23 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
15 22 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 19 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 898 (17.61%) Microsoft
2 541 (10.61%) VMware
3 494 (9.69%) Oracle
4 463 (9.08%) Cisco
5 294 (5.77%) Juniper
6 225 (4.41%) HP
7 184 (3.61%) SAP
8 145 (2.84%) Red Hat
9 136 (2.67%) IBM
10 117 (2.29%) Citrix
11 91 (1.78%) F5
12 81 (1.59%) CheckPoint
13 68 (1.33%) EMC
14 67 (1.31%) Remedy
15 60 (1.18%) Palo Alto
16 56 (1.10%) Atlassian
17 53 (1.04%) Intel Security
18 50 (0.98%) NetApp
19 46 (0.90%) Google
20 43 (0.84%) Fujitsu
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £1 - £999999 per annum + Salary Negotiable + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cumbria
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £80,000 depending on experience and location.
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000K - £70,000 + strong package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £17000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + Pension and company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Norfolk
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £20,000 per annum + On-call Allowance + Good Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + 15% Flexible Benefits, Pension & Life Assura
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Harris Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Yoh
Salary: £0.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: Yesterday
South East
WestPoint Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Exclusive Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension Healthcare Bonus Structure
Posted: 2 days ago