Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 118 80
Rank change year-on-year +16 -38 +16
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 5,016 4,903 6,558
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.04% 2.79% 3.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.83% 11.45% 13.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3,156 3,414 4,631
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £26,456
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 39,081 42,828 50,224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.38% 26.49%
Number of salaries quoted 28,953 32,871 40,314
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +18 4,748 £50,000 +8.70% 1,158
UK excluding London +7 3,727 £47,500 +5.56% 970
South East -6 1,299 £50,000 +11.11% 277
South West +4 1,220 £45,000 +5.88% 279
London +46 1,097 £60,000 +9.09% 278
Midlands +21 466 £42,500 -22.73% 109
North of England +21 400 £45,000 +5.88% 113
West Midlands +26 352 £49,500 -10.00% 83
East of England +18 258 £60,000 +26.32% 110
North West -1 239 £45,000 +5.88% 72
Yorkshire +51 139 £45,000 -3.23% 22
East Midlands -7 109 £36,000 -28.00% 25
Wales +3 71 £40,000 - 50
Scotland -60 61 £47,500 +10.47% 38
North East -48 29 £42,514 -15.80% 19
Northern Ireland +8 5 £55,000 +59.42% 3

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 2,912 (58.05%) SC Cleared
2 1,558 (31.06%) Agile Software Development
3 1,230 (24.52%) DV Cleared
4 1,033 (20.59%) Windows
5 1,001 (19.96%) Microsoft
6 961 (19.16%) C
7 909 (18.12%) Java
8 822 (16.39%) Linux
9 807 (16.09%) Degree
10 804 (16.03%) ITIL
11 754 (15.03%) Software Engineering
12 677 (13.50%) Python
13 667 (13.30%) SQL
14 609 (12.14%) C#
15 597 (11.90%) Cybersecurity
16 585 (11.66%) C++
17 545 (10.87%) Finance
18 512 (10.21%) Project Management
19 509 (10.15%) JavaScript
20 505 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
21 500 (9.97%) Problem-Solving
22 489 (9.75%) Firewall
23 477 (9.51%) Scrum
24 470 (9.37%) Microsoft Azure
25 450 (8.97%) Test Automation
26 444 (8.85%) VMware
27 440 (8.77%) SQL Server
28 434 (8.65%) DevOps
29 430 (8.57%) Active Directory
30 423 (8.43%) Amazon AWS

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
1 216 (4.31%) SharePoint
2 121 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
3 102 (2.03%) MS Exchange
4 92 (1.83%) Confluence
5 81 (1.61%) Apache Spark
6 60 (1.20%) Apache
7 57 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 51 (1.02%) Apache Pig
9 48 (0.96%) IIS
10 43 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
11 33 (0.66%) OpenStack
11 33 (0.66%) Skype for Business
12 31 (0.62%) WebLogic
13 27 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 27 (0.54%) Tomcat
14 24 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
14 24 (0.48%) JBoss
15 19 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
15 19 (0.38%) WebSphere
16 17 (0.34%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 317 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
2 157 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 134 (2.67%) Microsoft Project
4 95 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 81 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.20%) Simulink
9 7 (0.14%) Acrobat
9 7 (0.14%) Windchill
10 3 (0.060%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.060%) Revit
10 3 (0.060%) SOLIDWORKS
10 3 (0.060%) Stata
11 2 (0.040%) SPSS
12 1 (0.020%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.020%) OrCAD
12 1 (0.020%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.020%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 67 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 25 (0.50%) SAP BPC
4 21 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
5 17 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
6 11 (0.22%) Primavera
6 11 (0.22%) SAP CO
6 11 (0.22%) SAP FI
6 11 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
7 10 (0.20%) SAP ERP
8 8 (0.16%) assyst
8 8 (0.16%) SAP HR
8 8 (0.16%) SAP Payroll
8 8 (0.16%) SAP PP
8 8 (0.16%) SAP WM
9 7 (0.14%) SAP SCM
9 7 (0.14%) Sentinel
10 6 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (0.12%) SAP PS
10 6 (0.12%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 470 (9.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 423 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
3 172 (3.43%) Office 365
4 57 (1.14%) PaaS
5 47 (0.94%) GitHub
6 45 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
7 43 (0.86%) IaaS
8 41 (0.82%) Amazon S3
9 40 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
10 36 (0.72%) SaaS
11 31 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
12 30 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
13 29 (0.58%) Serverless
14 28 (0.56%) OpenShift
15 25 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
15 25 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
16 22 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
16 22 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
17 18 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
17 18 (0.36%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 489 (9.75%) Firewall
2 255 (5.08%) Network Security
3 222 (4.43%) LAN
4 202 (4.03%) TCP/IP
5 193 (3.85%) WAN
6 114 (2.27%) DNS
7 104 (2.07%) Internet
8 102 (2.03%) VPN
9 97 (1.93%) HTTP
10 88 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
11 78 (1.56%) VLAN
12 77 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
13 76 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
13 76 (1.52%) SSL
14 75 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
15 73 (1.46%) DHCP
15 73 (1.46%) Wireless
16 64 (1.28%) VoIP
17 54 (1.08%) BGP
18 50 (1.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 440 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 275 (5.48%) Big Data
3 199 (3.97%) Hadoop
4 119 (2.37%) MongoDB
5 117 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 112 (2.23%) MySQL
7 105 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
8 94 (1.87%) Apache Hive
9 83 (1.65%) NoSQL
10 71 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
11 62 (1.24%) SAP BW
12 58 (1.16%) Neo4j
13 56 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
14 54 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 53 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 51 (1.02%) GIS
16 51 (1.02%) Oracle Database
17 49 (0.98%) RDBMS
18 47 (0.94%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
19 46 (0.92%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 301 (6.00%) JIRA
2 266 (5.30%) Git (software)
3 236 (4.70%) Selenium
4 220 (4.39%) Jenkins
5 131 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 111 (2.21%) Cucumber
7 106 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 104 (2.07%) Subversion
9 103 (2.05%) Visual Studio
10 100 (1.99%) Maven
11 80 (1.59%) Bitbucket
12 79 (1.57%) JUnit
13 69 (1.38%) Rational DOORS
14 61 (1.22%) JMeter
15 56 (1.12%) Robot Framework
16 54 (1.08%) Eclipse
16 54 (1.08%) WebDriver
17 51 (1.02%) LoadRunner
18 46 (0.92%) Vagrant
19 45 (0.90%) SoapUI
General
1 545 (10.87%) Finance
2 160 (3.19%) Telecoms
3 147 (2.93%) Military
4 137 (2.73%) Marketing
5 131 (2.61%) Manufacturing
6 107 (2.13%) Electronics
7 101 (2.01%) Retail
8 97 (1.93%) Law
9 67 (1.34%) Aerospace
10 55 (1.10%) Legal
11 49 (0.98%) Advertising
12 43 (0.86%) Games
13 41 (0.82%) Banking
14 33 (0.66%) Publishing
15 29 (0.58%) Local Government
16 25 (0.50%) Financial Institution
17 22 (0.44%) Billing
18 16 (0.32%) Back Office
19 9 (0.18%) Automotive
20 8 (0.16%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 675 (13.46%) Developer
2 595 (11.86%) Analyst
3 585 (11.66%) Architect
4 492 (9.81%) Consultant
5 406 (8.09%) Software Engineer
6 230 (4.59%) Network Engineer
7 200 (3.99%) Solutions Architect
8 195 (3.89%) Java Developer
8 195 (3.89%) Project Manager
9 156 (3.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 150 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
11 147 (2.93%) Tester
12 134 (2.67%) C++ Software Engineer
13 132 (2.63%) Test Engineer
14 126 (2.51%) Business Analyst
15 120 (2.39%) Security Engineer
16 119 (2.37%) Software Developer
17 118 (2.35%) Security Consultant
18 109 (2.17%) Java Engineer
19 98 (1.95%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (7.14%) .NET
2 250 (4.98%) HTML
3 230 (4.59%) AngularJS
4 225 (4.49%) Web Services
5 190 (3.79%) XML
6 184 (3.67%) Spring
7 183 (3.65%) ASP.NET
8 169 (3.37%) CSS
9 151 (3.01%) Node.js
9 151 (3.01%) REST
10 149 (2.97%) .NET Framework
11 128 (2.55%) Java EE
12 108 (2.15%) Hibernate
13 101 (2.01%) Django
14 97 (1.93%) React
15 94 (1.87%) HTML5
16 93 (1.85%) Middleware
17 91 (1.81%) J2EE
18 80 (1.59%) SOAP
19 72 (1.44%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 505 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
2 283 (5.64%) Self-Motivation
3 274 (5.46%) Computer Science
4 272 (5.42%) Management Information System
5 169 (3.37%) Data Centre
6 106 (2.11%) Driving Licence
7 100 (1.99%) User Experience
8 71 (1.42%) PKI
9 61 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
10 57 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
10 57 (1.14%) Public Cloud
11 55 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
12 42 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
12 42 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
13 41 (0.82%) CESG
13 41 (0.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 38 (0.76%) Blackberry
14 38 (0.76%) Clustering
15 36 (0.72%) Client/Server
16 34 (0.68%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 1,033 (20.59%) Windows
2 822 (16.39%) Linux
3 316 (6.30%) Windows Server
4 214 (4.27%) Unix
5 182 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 177 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 160 (3.19%) Android
7 160 (3.19%) Windows 7
8 149 (2.97%) Windows 10
9 136 (2.71%) Apple iOS
10 92 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 76 (1.52%) CentOS
12 69 (1.38%) Mac OS X
13 38 (0.76%) Ubuntu
14 32 (0.64%) Windows 8
15 26 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
16 23 (0.46%) Windows XP
17 20 (0.40%) Solaris
18 16 (0.32%) Windows Phone
19 15 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,558 (31.06%) Agile Software Development
2 804 (16.03%) ITIL
3 754 (15.03%) Software Engineering
4 597 (11.90%) Cybersecurity
5 512 (10.21%) Project Management
6 500 (9.97%) Problem-Solving
7 477 (9.51%) Scrum
8 450 (8.97%) Test Automation
9 434 (8.65%) DevOps
10 383 (7.64%) Service Management
11 379 (7.56%) Continuous Integration
12 369 (7.36%) Information Security
12 369 (7.36%) TDD
13 362 (7.22%) Service Delivery
14 350 (6.98%) UML
15 301 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
16 285 (5.68%) Mentoring
17 274 (5.46%) Analytics
18 268 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management
19 264 (5.26%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 961 (19.16%) C
2 909 (18.12%) Java
3 677 (13.50%) Python
4 667 (13.30%) SQL
5 609 (12.14%) C#
6 585 (11.66%) C++
7 509 (10.15%) JavaScript
8 285 (5.68%) PowerShell
9 205 (4.09%) Bash Shell
10 109 (2.17%) Ruby
11 107 (2.13%) PL/SQL
12 98 (1.95%) PHP
13 81 (1.61%) Objective-C
14 75 (1.50%) Shell Script
15 65 (1.30%) Perl
16 61 (1.22%) T-SQL
17 55 (1.10%) ABAP
18 42 (0.84%) Scala
19 41 (0.82%) Java 8
20 34 (0.68%) Go
Qualifications
1 2,912 (58.05%) SC Cleared
2 1,230 (24.52%) DV Cleared
3 807 (16.09%) Degree
4 342 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
5 272 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 240 (4.78%) CISSP
7 236 (4.70%) CCNA
8 204 (4.07%) MCSE
9 159 (3.17%) CCNP
10 106 (2.11%) SANS
11 104 (2.07%) CISM
12 100 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
13 99 (1.97%) GIAC
14 92 (1.83%) ISEB
15 88 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
16 83 (1.65%) Network+ Certification
17 81 (1.61%) SSCP
18 74 (1.48%) Linux+ Certification
19 73 (1.46%) CompTIA Security+
20 71 (1.42%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 264 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 201 (4.01%) SLA
3 132 (2.63%) QA
4 130 (2.59%) GDPR
5 100 (1.99%) Data Quality
6 72 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials
7 67 (1.34%) PCI DSS
8 50 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 48 (0.96%) PMO
10 39 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 31 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 28 (0.56%) JSP 440
13 26 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 26 (0.52%) ISO 9001
14 15 (0.30%) GPG13
14 15 (0.30%) RMADS
15 13 (0.26%) ECSS
16 12 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 11 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 15288
17 11 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 430 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 349 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 282 (5.62%) Docker
4 121 (2.41%) Hyper-V
5 116 (2.31%) vSphere
6 83 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
7 63 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
8 58 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 49 (0.98%) VirtualBox
10 47 (0.94%) VMware NSX
11 42 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
12 40 (0.80%) Firmware
13 25 (0.50%) NFS
14 24 (0.48%) Samba
14 24 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
15 22 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 22 (0.44%) Xen
16 20 (0.40%) Apache Flume
16 20 (0.40%) HDFS
17 17 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 212 (4.23%) SCCM
2 189 (3.77%) Puppet
3 164 (3.27%) Ansible
4 155 (3.09%) Kubernetes
5 79 (1.57%) Nagios
6 76 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
7 73 (1.46%) SCOM
8 63 (1.26%) Terraform
9 59 (1.18%) Salt
10 49 (0.98%) vCenter Server
11 48 (0.96%) vRealize
12 45 (0.90%) HP ALM
13 42 (0.84%) WSUS
14 30 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
15 27 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
16 25 (0.50%) Cisco LMS
16 25 (0.50%) Opsview
17 24 (0.48%) Kibana
18 22 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
19 16 (0.32%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 1,001 (19.96%) Microsoft
2 444 (8.85%) VMware
3 418 (8.33%) Cisco
4 360 (7.18%) Oracle
5 298 (5.94%) SAP
6 152 (3.03%) Juniper
7 123 (2.45%) Citrix
8 112 (2.23%) F5
9 109 (2.17%) HP
10 108 (2.15%) Atlassian
11 104 (2.07%) Red Hat
12 89 (1.77%) CheckPoint
13 85 (1.69%) SolarWinds
14 76 (1.52%) EMC
15 65 (1.30%) Google
16 63 (1.26%) IBM
17 57 (1.14%) Dell
18 52 (1.04%) Palo Alto
19 49 (0.98%) Fortinet
20 48 (0.96%) McAfee