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

Security Clearance
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 79 96
Rank change year-on-year -28 +17  
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 2594 3317 3443
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.91% 3.37% 3.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.81% 12.64% 11.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1793 2235 2540
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.06%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median 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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21959 26250 30481
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.64% 26.69% 27.49%
Number of salaries quoted 17118 21208 24166
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 June 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 June 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 -25 2436 £47,500 - 372
South East +1 765 £45,000 - 109
South West -1 591 £44,000 -2.22% 69
London -29 586 £55,000 -8.33% 87
Hampshire -1 320 £45,000 +17.64% 40
Gloucestershire -1 217 £47,500 -3.06% 14
Bristol -10 156 £42,500 +6.25% 22
North West -5 144 £37,500 -11.76% 22
Surrey +29 143 £48,000 -3.03% 25
East of England -52 134 £47,500 +11.76% 20
West Midlands -34 132 £51,500 +6.73% 29
Wiltshire +4 131 £40,000 +14.28% 22
Berkshire -18 125 £47,500 -17.39% 28
Oxfordshire +33 106 £36,250 -23.68% 3
Reading +22 87 £46,250 -9.31% 20
City of London +28 72 £38,500 -24.50% 10
Hertfordshire -53 68 £47,500 +18.75% 12
Manchester +13 62 £37,500 -6.25% 13
Basingstoke +7 60 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Birmingham -28 60 £50,000 -16.66% 5
Scotland -7 59 £40,000 -13.51% 12
Portsmouth +11 57 £42,000 +25.37% 7
Farnborough +10 55 £50,000 +49.25% 8
Salisbury +3 53 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Cambridgeshire +19 50 £52,500 +23.52% 3
Gloucester -5 50 £45,000 -5.26% 9
Glasgow +18 48 £40,000 -13.51% 6
Cheltenham -2 43 £50,000 - 2
Somerset +11 42 £34,000 -15.00% 1
Banbury +1 42 £50,000 +25.00% 2

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 2932 (58.98%) SC Cleared
2 1225 (24.64%) DV Cleared
3 1132 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
4 1072 (21.57%) Windows
5 1064 (21.40%) Java
6 941 (18.93%) C
7 904 (18.19%) Linux
8 843 (16.96%) ITIL
9 822 (16.54%) Degree
10 816 (16.42%) Microsoft
11 783 (15.75%) Software Engineering
12 715 (14.38%) Cybersecurity
13 695 (13.98%) SQL
14 510 (10.26%) Python
15 499 (10.04%) C#
16 495 (9.96%) Finance
17 492 (9.90%) VMware
18 491 (9.88%) Firewall
19 475 (9.56%) JavaScript
20 470 (9.45%) Oracle
21 461 (9.27%) C++
22 444 (8.93%) Information Security
23 431 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
24 429 (8.63%) Unix
25 417 (8.39%) Active Directory
26 415 (8.35%) Test Automation
27 408 (8.21%) Cisco
28 407 (8.19%) Project Management
29 382 (7.68%) Scrum
30 375 (7.54%) HTML

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
1 174 (3.50%) SharePoint
2 156 (3.14%) WebLogic
3 150 (3.02%) JBoss
4 147 (2.96%) Apache
5 113 (2.27%) Tomcat
6 85 (1.71%) MS Exchange
7 75 (1.51%) Confluence
8 71 (1.43%) Apache Spark
9 70 (1.41%) IIS
10 62 (1.25%) Skype for Business
11 54 (1.09%) WebSphere
12 52 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
13 49 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 48 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
15 45 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
16 34 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
17 33 (0.66%) Documentum
18 32 (0.64%) Alfresco
18 32 (0.64%) Apache Pig
19 26 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 245 (4.93%) Microsoft Office
2 151 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 63 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
4 54 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 51 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 27 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 23 (0.46%) SPSS
8 18 (0.36%) InfoPath
9 16 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
10 14 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 13 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
12 7 (0.14%) Photoshop
13 6 (0.12%) Simulink
14 3 (0.060%) Acrobat
14 3 (0.060%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.060%) Windchill
15 1 (0.020%) 3ds Max
15 1 (0.020%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.020%) Maya
15 1 (0.020%) Stata
Business Applications
1 63 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 41 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
3 26 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 23 (0.46%) SAP FI
5 22 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
6 21 (0.42%) SAP CO
7 20 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
8 19 (0.38%) Remedy AR System
9 18 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
10 13 (0.26%) assyst
10 13 (0.26%) SAP InfiniteInsight
11 10 (0.20%) Sentinel
12 9 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
13 8 (0.16%) iTrent
13 8 (0.16%) ResourceLink
13 8 (0.16%) SAP PS
14 7 (0.14%) Maximo
14 7 (0.14%) SAP BPC
15 6 (0.12%) SAP GTS
15 6 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 183 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
2 180 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 128 (2.57%) Office 365
4 82 (1.65%) SaaS
5 58 (1.17%) PaaS
6 51 (1.03%) IaaS
7 50 (1.01%) GitHub
8 48 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
10 21 (0.42%) Amazon S3
10 21 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.24%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 8 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
13 7 (0.14%) Boomi
13 7 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.14%) G Suite
14 5 (0.10%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 5 (0.10%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.080%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.080%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 491 (9.88%) Firewall
2 271 (5.45%) TCP/IP
3 260 (5.23%) DNS
4 241 (4.85%) LAN
5 228 (4.59%) WAN
6 179 (3.60%) DHCP
7 155 (3.12%) Network Security
8 143 (2.88%) Internet
9 125 (2.51%) VPN
10 117 (2.35%) HTTP
11 112 (2.25%) SSL
12 106 (2.13%) Wireless
13 101 (2.03%) BGP
14 95 (1.91%) OSPF
15 84 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
16 77 (1.55%) SMTP
17 75 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
18 74 (1.49%) MPLS
19 72 (1.45%) VoIP
19 72 (1.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 372 (7.48%) SQL Server
2 222 (4.47%) Hadoop
3 221 (4.45%) Big Data
4 172 (3.46%) MongoDB
5 148 (2.98%) Relational Database
6 105 (2.11%) NoSQL
7 104 (2.09%) MySQL
8 98 (1.97%) Oracle Database
9 77 (1.55%) RDBMS
10 70 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
11 69 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
12 57 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
13 55 (1.11%) GIS
13 55 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 54 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
15 52 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
16 48 (0.97%) Apache Hive
17 47 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
18 41 (0.82%) QlikView
19 40 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 262 (5.27%) Jenkins
2 247 (4.97%) Selenium
3 221 (4.45%) JIRA
4 146 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 128 (2.57%) Cucumber
6 126 (2.53%) JUnit
7 123 (2.47%) Maven
8 120 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 116 (2.33%) Visual Studio
10 115 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 89 (1.79%) LoadRunner
12 65 (1.31%) Eclipse
12 65 (1.31%) JMeter
13 60 (1.21%) Rational DOORS
14 54 (1.09%) Subversion
15 50 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
16 48 (0.97%) Bitbucket
17 43 (0.87%) HP UFT
17 43 (0.87%) IntelliJ
18 38 (0.76%) EasyMock
General
1 495 (9.96%) Finance
2 349 (7.02%) Telecoms
3 176 (3.54%) Marketing
4 173 (3.48%) Military
5 163 (3.28%) Manufacturing
6 144 (2.90%) Electronics
7 82 (1.65%) Aerospace
8 80 (1.61%) Legal
9 48 (0.97%) Law
10 43 (0.87%) Retail
11 39 (0.78%) Local Government
12 38 (0.76%) Games
13 29 (0.58%) Banking
14 23 (0.46%) Publishing
15 21 (0.42%) Multimedia
16 17 (0.34%) Back Office
17 16 (0.32%) Advertising
18 14 (0.28%) Automotive
19 13 (0.26%) Avionics
20 12 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 731 (14.71%) Developer
2 534 (10.74%) Analyst
3 531 (10.68%) Consultant
4 390 (7.85%) Architect
5 374 (7.52%) Software Engineer
6 274 (5.51%) Network Engineer
7 227 (4.57%) Support Engineer
8 215 (4.33%) Software Developer
9 203 (4.08%) Java Developer
10 175 (3.52%) Systems Engineer
11 174 (3.50%) Java Engineer
12 169 (3.40%) Java Software Engineer
13 165 (3.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 151 (3.04%) Administrator
15 150 (3.02%) Tester
16 144 (2.90%) Project Manager
17 123 (2.47%) .NET Developer
18 122 (2.45%) Test Engineer
19 113 (2.27%) IT Engineer
20 110 (2.21%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 375 (7.54%) HTML
2 344 (6.92%) Web Services
3 342 (6.88%) .NET
4 215 (4.33%) CSS
5 193 (3.88%) Spring
6 153 (3.08%) J2EE
7 142 (2.86%) ASP.NET
7 142 (2.86%) XML
8 136 (2.74%) AngularJS
9 135 (2.72%) SOAP
10 131 (2.64%) HTML5
11 113 (2.27%) REST
12 106 (2.13%) Java EE
13 104 (2.09%) RESTful
14 89 (1.79%) .NET Framework
15 87 (1.75%) JSON
16 84 (1.69%) jQuery
17 82 (1.65%) Middleware
18 79 (1.59%) Node.js
19 70 (1.41%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 431 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
2 299 (6.01%) Management Information System
3 290 (5.83%) Computer Science
4 193 (3.88%) Data Centre
5 123 (2.47%) User Experience
6 104 (2.09%) Driving Licence
7 101 (2.03%) CESG
8 85 (1.71%) PKI
9 71 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
10 66 (1.33%) Security Operations Centre
11 65 (1.31%) Cybercrime
12 54 (1.09%) Mobile App
13 53 (1.07%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 49 (0.99%) Clustering
14 49 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
15 46 (0.93%) Public Cloud
15 46 (0.93%) Smartphone
16 45 (0.91%) Algorithms
17 44 (0.89%) Cyber Attack
17 44 (0.89%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 1072 (21.57%) Windows
2 904 (18.19%) Linux
3 429 (8.63%) Unix
4 279 (5.61%) Windows Server
5 137 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 136 (2.74%) Android
7 135 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 119 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 115 (2.31%) Windows 7
10 102 (2.05%) CentOS
11 89 (1.79%) Apple iOS
12 81 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 76 (1.53%) Windows 10
14 71 (1.43%) Solaris
15 55 (1.11%) VxWorks
16 39 (0.78%) AIX
17 33 (0.66%) Mac OS X
18 31 (0.62%) Windows 8
19 26 (0.52%) Ubuntu
20 24 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1132 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
2 843 (16.96%) ITIL
3 783 (15.75%) Software Engineering
4 715 (14.38%) Cybersecurity
5 444 (8.93%) Information Security
6 415 (8.35%) Test Automation
7 407 (8.19%) Project Management
8 382 (7.68%) Scrum
9 357 (7.18%) DevOps
10 342 (6.88%) Mentoring
11 329 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
12 306 (6.16%) Service Delivery
13 283 (5.69%) Open Source
13 283 (5.69%) SDLC
14 276 (5.55%) Stakeholder Management
15 273 (5.49%) Service Management
16 248 (4.99%) TDD
17 221 (4.45%) Infrastructure Management
18 211 (4.24%) Analytics
19 206 (4.14%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1064 (21.40%) Java
2 941 (18.93%) C
3 695 (13.98%) SQL
4 510 (10.26%) Python
5 499 (10.04%) C#
6 475 (9.56%) JavaScript
7 461 (9.27%) C++
8 200 (4.02%) PowerShell
9 177 (3.56%) Ruby
10 130 (2.62%) Bash Shell
10 130 (2.62%) Shell Script
11 125 (2.51%) PL/SQL
12 119 (2.39%) Scala
13 89 (1.79%) Perl
14 73 (1.47%) VB
15 69 (1.39%) PHP
16 55 (1.11%) Go
17 46 (0.93%) VBA
18 43 (0.87%) R
19 42 (0.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2932 (58.98%) SC Cleared
2 1225 (24.64%) DV Cleared
3 822 (16.54%) Degree
4 337 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
5 271 (5.45%) CISSP
6 212 (4.26%) CCNA
7 184 (3.70%) ISTQB
8 162 (3.26%) CCNP
9 160 (3.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 145 (2.92%) CISM
11 144 (2.90%) ISEB
12 115 (2.31%) CESG Certified Professional
13 112 (2.25%) SANS
14 110 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
15 102 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
16 96 (1.93%) CREST Certified
16 96 (1.93%) MCSE
17 89 (1.79%) CEH
17 89 (1.79%) GIAC
18 69 (1.39%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (5.47%) SLA
2 167 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 82 (1.65%) PCI DSS
4 61 (1.23%) QA
5 47 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
6 40 (0.80%) COBIT
7 39 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
7 39 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 39 (0.78%) PMO
8 28 (0.56%) Data Quality
8 28 (0.56%) Def Stans
9 27 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 27 (0.54%) RMADS
10 25 (0.50%) ISO 9001
11 24 (0.48%) JSP 440
12 22 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 20 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 19 (0.38%) DO-178B
14 19 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 15288
15 12 (0.24%) GPG13
System Software
1 417 (8.39%) Active Directory
2 356 (7.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (2.64%) Hyper-V
4 100 (2.01%) vSphere
5 82 (1.65%) Docker
6 71 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
7 65 (1.31%) Snort
8 49 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
9 35 (0.70%) Firmware
10 26 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 23 (0.46%) Dovecot
12 16 (0.32%) XenApp
13 15 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
13 15 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
14 12 (0.24%) KVM
14 12 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
15 11 (0.22%) ISA Server
16 10 (0.20%) Apache Flume
16 10 (0.20%) ProxySG
16 10 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 156 (3.14%) Puppet
2 150 (3.02%) SCCM
3 111 (2.23%) Ansible
4 84 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
5 56 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
6 54 (1.09%) NetBackup
7 51 (1.03%) Nagios
8 44 (0.89%) SCOM
9 42 (0.84%) vCenter Server
10 41 (0.82%) ZABBIX
11 34 (0.68%) Nessus
12 33 (0.66%) Nmap
13 25 (0.50%) SCOrch
13 25 (0.50%) Terraform
14 24 (0.48%) Kubernetes
15 23 (0.46%) Backup Exec
16 22 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
16 22 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
17 21 (0.42%) WSUS
18 20 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 816 (16.42%) Microsoft
2 492 (9.90%) VMware
3 470 (9.45%) Oracle
4 408 (8.21%) Cisco
5 255 (5.13%) Juniper
6 231 (4.65%) HP
7 188 (3.78%) SAP
8 172 (3.46%) Red Hat
9 110 (2.21%) IBM
10 96 (1.93%) Citrix
11 90 (1.81%) F5
12 88 (1.77%) EMC
13 84 (1.69%) CheckPoint
14 72 (1.45%) LogRhythm
15 69 (1.39%) Remedy
16 67 (1.35%) McAfee
17 62 (1.25%) Palo Alto
18 61 (1.23%) ArcSight
19 49 (0.99%) Atlassian
20 47 (0.95%) Dell
Oldham, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 50k per year + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £70k per year + Car Allowance & Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37700 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hamilton, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £75k per year + Car allowance & Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £75k per year + Car allowance & Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Empiric
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 70,000 + excellent benefits and training
Posted: 19 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £18,000 - £23,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: £96,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £18k per year + Healthcare,Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Alpha IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + security clearance
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 80,000
Posted: 4 days ago