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

Security Clearance
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 90 90
Rank change year-on-year -32 0 -14
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4,677 5,517 6,355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.65% 3.14% 3.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.21% 12.35% 11.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2,942 3,845 4,773
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26% -1.04%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% -2.22%

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 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 41,729 44,688 57,653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.67% 25.41% 27.68%
Number of salaries quoted 32,367 35,383 45,949
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 £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 February 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 February 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 -31 4,384 £45,000 - 856
UK excluding London -20 3,619 £45,000 - 699
South East -19 1,287 £47,500 - 241
South West -5 1,056 £45,000 +5.88% 164
London -5 902 £55,000 - 210
Midlands -12 452 £52,000 +9.47% 76
North of England -40 416 £40,000 -3.61% 78
West Midlands +12 333 £51,500 +14.44% 48
East of England +3 285 £45,000 - 87
North West -59 271 £40,018 +0.05% 50
Scotland -26 121 £44,705 -10.59% 29
East Midlands -40 119 £52,500 +10.53% 28
Yorkshire +11 117 £40,000 -5.88% 13
Wales -19 38 £33,500 -16.25% 23
North East -57 30 £39,131 -2.17% 15
Northern Ireland -44 3 £26,500 -41.11% 1

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 2,742 (58.63%) SC Cleared
2 1,257 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1,058 (22.62%) Windows
4 1,034 (22.11%) ITIL
5 1,006 (21.51%) DV Cleared
6 995 (21.27%) Microsoft
7 837 (17.90%) Java
8 766 (16.38%) C
9 752 (16.08%) Linux
10 736 (15.74%) Degree
11 622 (13.30%) Finance
12 609 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
13 600 (12.83%) SQL
14 552 (11.80%) Active Directory
15 546 (11.67%) Software Engineering
16 516 (11.03%) VMware
17 513 (10.97%) Python
18 478 (10.22%) JavaScript
19 476 (10.18%) Service Delivery
20 465 (9.94%) Cybersecurity
21 445 (9.51%) C#
22 443 (9.47%) Firewall
23 429 (9.17%) Service Management
24 413 (8.83%) SQL Server
25 401 (8.57%) DevOps
26 388 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure
27 381 (8.15%) Oracle
28 379 (8.10%) Information Security
29 374 (8.00%) Project Management
30 357 (7.63%) Cisco

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
1 271 (5.79%) SharePoint
2 137 (2.93%) Confluence
3 99 (2.12%) MS Exchange
4 92 (1.97%) Apache Spark
4 92 (1.97%) IIS
5 91 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
6 81 (1.73%) Apache
7 79 (1.69%) Skype for Business
8 70 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
9 55 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 53 (1.13%) JBoss
11 49 (1.05%) Tomcat
12 44 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
13 42 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
14 36 (0.77%) Apache Solr
14 36 (0.77%) WebSphere
15 33 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
16 23 (0.49%) WebLogic
17 20 (0.43%) WebSphere Portal
18 19 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 348 (7.44%) Microsoft Office
2 133 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 59 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
5 54 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
6 31 (0.66%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.26%) Simulink
8 8 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.15%) GIMP
9 7 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.11%) SPSS
11 3 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.064%) Camtasia
12 2 (0.043%) FrameMaker
12 2 (0.043%) InDesign
12 2 (0.043%) Mathcad
12 2 (0.043%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.043%) OrCAD
12 2 (0.043%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.021%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 91 (1.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 51 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
3 28 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 27 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
5 22 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
6 19 (0.41%) SAP CO
6 19 (0.41%) SAP FI
6 19 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
7 11 (0.24%) SAP HCM
8 9 (0.19%) SAP PS
9 8 (0.17%) assyst
9 8 (0.17%) Maximo
9 8 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
9 8 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 7 (0.15%) Primavera
10 7 (0.15%) SAP HR
10 7 (0.15%) SAP Payroll
10 7 (0.15%) Teamcenter
11 6 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 6 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 312 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 299 (6.39%) Amazon AWS
3 146 (3.12%) Office 365
4 50 (1.07%) IaaS
5 49 (1.05%) PaaS
6 47 (1.00%) Amazon S3
7 45 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
8 44 (0.94%) OpenShift
9 40 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
10 33 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
11 31 (0.66%) SaaS
12 29 (0.62%) Serverless
13 26 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
14 23 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
15 21 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
16 19 (0.41%) Slack
17 18 (0.38%) npm
18 17 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 17 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
19 10 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 443 (9.47%) Firewall
2 252 (5.39%) TCP/IP
3 247 (5.28%) DNS
4 244 (5.22%) Network Security
5 223 (4.77%) WAN
6 219 (4.68%) LAN
7 166 (3.55%) DHCP
8 121 (2.59%) Internet
9 113 (2.42%) Wireless
10 101 (2.16%) VPN
11 88 (1.88%) Intrusion Detection
12 87 (1.86%) HTTP
13 83 (1.77%) Cisco Nexus
14 75 (1.60%) SMTP
15 72 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
16 68 (1.45%) VoIP
17 67 (1.43%) SAN
18 65 (1.39%) VLAN
19 64 (1.37%) BGP
19 64 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 413 (8.83%) SQL Server
2 181 (3.87%) Hadoop
3 159 (3.40%) Big Data
4 154 (3.29%) MySQL
5 147 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
6 134 (2.87%) NoSQL
7 108 (2.31%) Relational Database
8 104 (2.22%) MongoDB
9 86 (1.84%) Oracle Database
10 65 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 63 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
12 60 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 57 (1.22%) RDBMS
14 52 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
15 45 (0.96%) GIS
16 38 (0.81%) Apache Hive
17 35 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
18 32 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
18 32 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
18 32 (0.68%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 266 (5.69%) JIRA
2 232 (4.96%) Jenkins
3 222 (4.75%) Git (software)
4 142 (3.04%) Selenium
5 136 (2.91%) Subversion
6 115 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 109 (2.33%) Maven
8 97 (2.07%) Cucumber
9 96 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 82 (1.75%) Visual Studio
11 71 (1.52%) TeamCity
12 55 (1.18%) SoapUI
13 53 (1.13%) JMeter
14 51 (1.09%) Jasmine
14 51 (1.09%) Rational DOORS
14 51 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 40 (0.86%) WebDriver
16 38 (0.81%) Vagrant
17 37 (0.79%) JUnit
18 33 (0.71%) Gatling
General
1 622 (13.30%) Finance
2 170 (3.63%) Military
3 146 (3.12%) Telecoms
4 141 (3.01%) Manufacturing
5 107 (2.29%) Retail
6 100 (2.14%) Legal
7 96 (2.05%) Marketing
8 90 (1.92%) Aerospace
9 86 (1.84%) Electronics
10 74 (1.58%) Law
11 54 (1.15%) Games
11 54 (1.15%) Publishing
12 43 (0.92%) Advertising
13 38 (0.81%) Banking
14 36 (0.77%) Billing
15 17 (0.36%) Local Government
16 10 (0.21%) Back Office
17 9 (0.19%) Vietnamese Language
18 8 (0.17%) Automotive
18 8 (0.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 696 (14.88%) Analyst
2 625 (13.36%) Developer
3 469 (10.03%) Consultant
4 372 (7.95%) Architect
5 299 (6.39%) Software Engineer
6 248 (5.30%) Java Developer
7 200 (4.28%) Network Engineer
8 185 (3.96%) Project Manager
9 179 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 149 (3.19%) Support Engineer
10 149 (3.19%) Systems Engineer
11 132 (2.82%) Security Consultant
12 122 (2.61%) Tester
13 121 (2.59%) Service Analyst
14 120 (2.57%) Support Analyst
15 115 (2.46%) Administrator
16 113 (2.42%) Security Analyst
17 110 (2.35%) Java Engineer
18 97 (2.07%) Test Engineer
19 96 (2.05%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 351 (7.50%) HTML
2 316 (6.76%) .NET
3 275 (5.88%) Web Services
4 245 (5.24%) AngularJS
5 229 (4.90%) CSS
6 188 (4.02%) Spring
7 177 (3.78%) REST
8 155 (3.31%) XML
9 139 (2.97%) Hibernate
10 133 (2.84%) HTML5
11 123 (2.63%) jQuery
12 105 (2.25%) Node.js
13 102 (2.18%) Java EE
14 90 (1.92%) ASP.NET
15 88 (1.88%) SOAP
16 78 (1.67%) .NET Framework
17 75 (1.60%) JSF
18 72 (1.54%) Entity Framework
19 68 (1.45%) Middleware
20 65 (1.39%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 609 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
2 324 (6.93%) Management Information System
3 212 (4.53%) Computer Science
4 185 (3.96%) Data Centre
5 114 (2.44%) PKI
6 102 (2.18%) Driving Licence
7 90 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
8 89 (1.90%) User Experience
9 87 (1.86%) CESG
10 63 (1.35%) Fat Client
10 63 (1.35%) Thin Client
11 60 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 54 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
12 54 (1.15%) Replication
13 45 (0.96%) Algorithms
14 43 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
15 41 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
15 41 (0.88%) Smart Meter
16 40 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
17 38 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,058 (22.62%) Windows
2 752 (16.08%) Linux
3 347 (7.42%) Windows Server
4 286 (6.12%) Unix
5 235 (5.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 200 (4.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 178 (3.81%) Windows 7
8 156 (3.34%) Windows 10
9 127 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 90 (1.92%) CentOS
11 57 (1.22%) Android
12 44 (0.94%) Apple iOS
13 40 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
14 36 (0.77%) Windows XP
15 32 (0.68%) Ubuntu
16 22 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
17 21 (0.45%) Mac OS X
18 18 (0.38%) Windows 8
19 15 (0.32%) Kali Linux
20 13 (0.28%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,257 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1,034 (22.11%) ITIL
3 546 (11.67%) Software Engineering
4 476 (10.18%) Service Delivery
5 465 (9.94%) Cybersecurity
6 429 (9.17%) Service Management
7 401 (8.57%) DevOps
8 379 (8.10%) Information Security
9 374 (8.00%) Project Management
10 356 (7.61%) Scrum
11 354 (7.57%) SDLC
12 346 (7.40%) Test Automation
13 327 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
14 317 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
15 288 (6.16%) TDD
16 282 (6.03%) ITSM
17 265 (5.67%) Business Intelligence
18 262 (5.60%) Mentoring
19 254 (5.43%) Open Source
20 244 (5.22%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 837 (17.90%) Java
2 766 (16.38%) C
3 600 (12.83%) SQL
4 513 (10.97%) Python
5 478 (10.22%) JavaScript
6 445 (9.51%) C#
7 353 (7.55%) C++
8 292 (6.24%) PowerShell
9 198 (4.23%) PHP
10 165 (3.53%) Ruby
11 162 (3.46%) Bash Shell
12 102 (2.18%) Scala
13 101 (2.16%) Perl
14 72 (1.54%) PL/SQL
15 60 (1.28%) Shell Script
16 48 (1.03%) T-SQL
17 45 (0.96%) MATLAB
18 37 (0.79%) Embedded C++
18 37 (0.79%) VBScript
19 35 (0.75%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2,742 (58.63%) SC Cleared
2 1,006 (21.51%) DV Cleared
3 736 (15.74%) Degree
4 349 (7.46%) Cisco Certification
5 222 (4.75%) CISSP
6 207 (4.43%) CCNA
7 189 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 164 (3.51%) CCNP
9 104 (2.22%) MCSE
10 94 (2.01%) CISM
11 88 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
11 88 (1.88%) ISTQB
12 86 (1.84%) CESG Certified Professional
13 74 (1.58%) CREST Certified
14 70 (1.50%) GIAC
15 65 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 64 (1.37%) SANS
17 54 (1.15%) CEH
18 52 (1.11%) ISEB
18 52 (1.11%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 303 (6.48%) SLA
2 201 (4.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 92 (1.97%) QA
4 82 (1.75%) GDPR
5 67 (1.43%) PMO
6 57 (1.22%) PCI DSS
7 40 (0.86%) Data Quality
7 40 (0.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 33 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 31 (0.66%) RMADS
10 30 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 24 (0.51%) JSP 440
12 23 (0.49%) ISO 9001
13 21 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
14 16 (0.34%) NIST 800
15 15 (0.32%) MISRA
16 11 (0.24%) GPG13
16 11 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 10 (0.21%) DO-178B
17 10 (0.21%) DO-254
System Software
1 552 (11.80%) Active Directory
2 388 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 284 (6.07%) Docker
4 181 (3.87%) Hyper-V
5 85 (1.82%) vSphere
6 72 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
7 57 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
8 46 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
9 39 (0.83%) Snort
10 37 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
11 33 (0.71%) VMware NSX
12 32 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
13 30 (0.64%) NFS
13 30 (0.64%) Samba
14 25 (0.53%) BitLocker
15 16 (0.34%) HDFS
16 15 (0.32%) Apache Flume
16 15 (0.32%) Dovecot
16 15 (0.32%) Firmware
17 14 (0.30%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 247 (5.28%) Puppet
2 193 (4.13%) SCCM
3 161 (3.44%) Ansible
4 122 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
5 117 (2.50%) Kubernetes
6 96 (2.05%) SCOM
7 78 (1.67%) Nagios
8 59 (1.26%) Terraform
9 53 (1.13%) Opsview
10 51 (1.09%) Cisco LMS
11 44 (0.94%) SCVMM
12 40 (0.86%) vCenter Server
13 35 (0.75%) Kibana
14 30 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
15 29 (0.62%) Packer
16 26 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
17 25 (0.53%) Nessus
18 23 (0.49%) Prometheus
19 19 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
19 19 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 995 (21.27%) Microsoft
2 516 (11.03%) VMware
3 381 (8.15%) Oracle
4 357 (7.63%) Cisco
5 177 (3.78%) Juniper
6 172 (3.68%) SAP
7 154 (3.29%) HP
8 144 (3.08%) Remedy
9 142 (3.04%) Citrix
10 115 (2.46%) Red Hat
11 87 (1.86%) McAfee
12 80 (1.71%) F5
13 71 (1.52%) CheckPoint
13 71 (1.52%) Palo Alto
14 67 (1.43%) Google
15 60 (1.28%) IBM
16 56 (1.20%) Atlassian
16 56 (1.20%) Dell
17 54 (1.15%) BMC
18 51 (1.09%) SolarWinds