Period
to 21 November 2017

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

Security Clearance
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 79 94
Rank change year-on-year -43 +15 -17
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4924 6523 6513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.72% 3.45% 3.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.33% 13.18% 10.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3354 4647 5157
UK median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.11% +3.83% -3.68%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,340 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,750 £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 43463 49497 59652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.02% 26.20% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 33413 39737 47653
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,875
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -44 4568 £46,000 -3.16% 370
UK excluding London -20 3808 £45,000 - 245
South East -18 1389 £47,500 - 86
South West -7 1095 £42,500 - 44
London -42 931 £55,000 -4.35% 142
Midlands -15 481 £55,000 +22.22% 33
North of England -41 424 £42,500 - 31
West Midlands -1 352 £55,000 +15.79% 24
East of England -35 270 £45,000 +3.45% 35
North West -66 236 £45,000 +5.88% 10
East Midlands +4 130 £52,500 +23.53% 9
Scotland +1 126 £44,705 -0.66% 9
Yorkshire +2 117 £42,000 -1.18% 17
North East -4 74 £50,491 +20.22% 4
Wales +17 69 £38,000 -15.56% 8
Northern Ireland -50 6 £34,500 -13.75% 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2960 (60.11%) SC Cleared
2 1365 (27.72%) Agile Software Development
3 1143 (23.21%) DV Cleared
4 1030 (20.92%) ITIL
5 1026 (20.84%) Windows
6 959 (19.48%) Microsoft
7 905 (18.38%) Java
8 864 (17.55%) Linux
9 808 (16.41%) Degree
10 796 (16.17%) C
11 638 (12.96%) Software Engineering
12 628 (12.75%) SQL
13 608 (12.35%) Finance
14 564 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
15 534 (10.84%) VMware
16 512 (10.40%) Python
17 499 (10.13%) Cybersecurity
18 470 (9.55%) Firewall
19 455 (9.24%) Active Directory
20 441 (8.96%) Oracle
21 439 (8.92%) JavaScript
22 429 (8.71%) SQL Server
23 420 (8.53%) C#
24 416 (8.45%) Cisco
25 415 (8.43%) Information Security
25 415 (8.43%) DevOps
26 407 (8.27%) Project Management
27 404 (8.20%) Service Management
28 389 (7.90%) Scrum
29 381 (7.74%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 267 (5.42%) SharePoint
2 138 (2.80%) Apache
3 106 (2.15%) Apache Spark
4 103 (2.09%) IIS
5 100 (2.03%) MS Exchange
6 99 (2.01%) Tomcat
7 95 (1.93%) Confluence
7 95 (1.93%) JBoss
8 76 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
9 71 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
10 64 (1.30%) WebLogic
11 60 (1.22%) Skype for Business
12 59 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
13 50 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
14 46 (0.93%) Documentum
15 43 (0.87%) CMS
15 43 (0.87%) OpenStack
16 33 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
17 31 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
18 30 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 325 (6.60%) Microsoft Office
2 123 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 72 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
4 33 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 32 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
6 28 (0.57%) MS Visio
7 18 (0.37%) Simulink
8 17 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 16 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
9 16 (0.32%) InfoPath
10 15 (0.30%) SPSS
11 9 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
12 5 (0.10%) Photoshop
13 4 (0.081%) Chatbot
14 3 (0.061%) Camtasia
14 3 (0.061%) GIMP
14 3 (0.061%) Mathcad
15 2 (0.041%) OrCAD
15 2 (0.041%) Siemens NX
16 1 (0.020%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 77 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 35 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
3 31 (0.63%) SAP FI
4 28 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
5 26 (0.53%) SAP CO
6 25 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
7 19 (0.39%) Teamcenter
8 16 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
9 15 (0.30%) assyst
10 12 (0.24%) Maximo
10 12 (0.24%) SAP HCM
11 10 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 10 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
12 9 (0.18%) SAP MM
13 8 (0.16%) SAP BPC
13 8 (0.16%) SAP PP
14 7 (0.14%) PeopleSoft HCM
14 7 (0.14%) Primavera
15 6 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
15 6 (0.12%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 267 (5.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 230 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
3 138 (2.80%) Office 365
4 57 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
5 41 (0.83%) SaaS
6 40 (0.81%) Amazon S3
6 40 (0.81%) OpenShift
7 38 (0.77%) PaaS
8 35 (0.71%) GitHub
9 33 (0.67%) IaaS
10 23 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
11 21 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
12 19 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
12 19 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
13 16 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 16 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
14 15 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
14 15 (0.30%) Serverless
15 8 (0.16%) npm
16 4 (0.081%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 470 (9.55%) Firewall
2 277 (5.63%) TCP/IP
3 230 (4.67%) DNS
3 230 (4.67%) LAN
3 230 (4.67%) WAN
4 228 (4.63%) Network Security
5 150 (3.05%) Internet
6 148 (3.01%) DHCP
7 140 (2.84%) VPN
8 114 (2.32%) Wireless
9 105 (2.13%) SSL
10 102 (2.07%) BGP
11 100 (2.03%) SAN
12 96 (1.95%) HTTP
13 91 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
14 89 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
15 74 (1.50%) OSPF
15 74 (1.50%) Wireshark
16 72 (1.46%) VLAN
17 70 (1.42%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 429 (8.71%) SQL Server
2 258 (5.24%) Hadoop
3 235 (4.77%) Big Data
4 135 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
5 132 (2.68%) MySQL
6 128 (2.60%) Relational Database
7 119 (2.42%) NoSQL
8 96 (1.95%) Oracle Database
9 95 (1.93%) MongoDB
10 71 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 63 (1.28%) RDBMS
12 62 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
13 60 (1.22%) SAP BW
14 58 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
15 57 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 55 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
16 55 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
17 46 (0.93%) Apache Hive
18 41 (0.83%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
19 38 (0.77%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 232 (4.71%) Jenkins
2 217 (4.41%) Git (software)
2 217 (4.41%) JIRA
3 147 (2.99%) Selenium
4 131 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 120 (2.44%) Maven
6 111 (2.25%) Subversion
7 83 (1.69%) Visual Studio
8 81 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 69 (1.40%) Cucumber
10 66 (1.34%) JUnit
11 62 (1.26%) Rational DOORS
12 53 (1.08%) TeamCity
13 39 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 38 (0.77%) LoadRunner
15 37 (0.75%) JMeter
16 34 (0.69%) Eclipse
17 33 (0.67%) Bitbucket
18 28 (0.57%) Jasmine
18 28 (0.57%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 608 (12.35%) Finance
2 245 (4.98%) Telecoms
3 218 (4.43%) Manufacturing
4 210 (4.26%) Military
5 152 (3.09%) Electronics
6 133 (2.70%) Marketing
7 84 (1.71%) Aerospace
8 71 (1.44%) Legal
9 67 (1.36%) Law
10 55 (1.12%) Retail
11 50 (1.02%) Games
12 48 (0.97%) Publishing
13 33 (0.67%) Advertising
14 32 (0.65%) Multimedia
15 30 (0.61%) Billing
16 27 (0.55%) Local Government
17 23 (0.47%) Banking
18 20 (0.41%) Back Office
19 14 (0.28%) Automotive
20 12 (0.24%) Vietnamese Language
Job Titles
1 728 (14.78%) Analyst
2 710 (14.42%) Developer
3 505 (10.26%) Consultant
4 433 (8.79%) Architect
5 299 (6.07%) Software Engineer
6 250 (5.08%) Java Developer
7 226 (4.59%) Network Engineer
8 160 (3.25%) Support Engineer
9 155 (3.15%) Systems Engineer
10 150 (3.05%) Project Manager
11 149 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 140 (2.84%) Administrator
13 134 (2.72%) Applications Support
14 129 (2.62%) Java Engineer
14 129 (2.62%) Tester
15 127 (2.58%) Support Analyst
16 124 (2.52%) Security Consultant
17 115 (2.34%) Security Analyst
18 114 (2.32%) Business Analyst
18 114 (2.32%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 367 (7.45%) .NET
2 336 (6.82%) HTML
3 325 (6.60%) Web Services
4 237 (4.81%) Spring
5 216 (4.39%) CSS
6 208 (4.22%) AngularJS
7 184 (3.74%) REST
8 153 (3.11%) HTML5
9 146 (2.97%) XML
10 141 (2.86%) SOAP
11 125 (2.54%) jQuery
12 107 (2.17%) Middleware
13 104 (2.11%) Hibernate
13 104 (2.11%) J2EE
14 95 (1.93%) .NET Framework
15 93 (1.89%) Node.js
16 92 (1.87%) ASP.NET
17 90 (1.83%) Java EE
18 74 (1.50%) CSS3
19 68 (1.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 564 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
2 350 (7.11%) Management Information System
3 291 (5.91%) Computer Science
4 210 (4.26%) Data Centre
5 125 (2.54%) User Experience
6 124 (2.52%) PKI
7 112 (2.27%) CESG
8 100 (2.03%) Driving Licence
9 89 (1.81%) Cyberthreat
10 72 (1.46%) Security Operations Centre
11 68 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
12 63 (1.28%) Public Cloud
13 59 (1.20%) Algorithms
14 50 (1.02%) Smart Meter
15 45 (0.91%) Mobile App
16 44 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 41 (0.83%) Cyber Attack
17 41 (0.83%) Replication
18 37 (0.75%) e-Learning
18 37 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1026 (20.84%) Windows
2 864 (17.55%) Linux
3 345 (7.01%) Unix
4 285 (5.79%) Windows Server
5 203 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 143 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 141 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 118 (2.40%) Windows 7
9 114 (2.32%) Windows 10
10 107 (2.17%) CentOS
11 64 (1.30%) Android
12 61 (1.24%) Apple iOS
13 42 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
14 41 (0.83%) Windows XP
15 32 (0.65%) Ubuntu
16 25 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
17 24 (0.49%) Solaris
18 22 (0.45%) VxWorks
19 20 (0.41%) AIX
20 14 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1365 (27.72%) Agile Software Development
2 1030 (20.92%) ITIL
3 638 (12.96%) Software Engineering
4 499 (10.13%) Cybersecurity
5 415 (8.43%) DevOps
5 415 (8.43%) Information Security
6 407 (8.27%) Project Management
7 404 (8.20%) Service Management
8 389 (7.90%) Scrum
9 370 (7.51%) Mentoring
10 364 (7.39%) Service Delivery
11 351 (7.13%) Business Intelligence
12 339 (6.88%) Test Automation
13 335 (6.80%) SDLC
14 310 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
15 300 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
16 291 (5.91%) Open Source
17 268 (5.44%) TDD
18 266 (5.40%) TOGAF
19 257 (5.22%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 905 (18.38%) Java
2 796 (16.17%) C
3 628 (12.75%) SQL
4 512 (10.40%) Python
5 439 (8.92%) JavaScript
6 420 (8.53%) C#
7 359 (7.29%) C++
8 257 (5.22%) PowerShell
9 177 (3.59%) Bash Shell
10 158 (3.21%) Ruby
11 136 (2.76%) PHP
12 116 (2.36%) Perl
13 111 (2.25%) PL/SQL
14 105 (2.13%) Scala
15 104 (2.11%) Shell Script
16 58 (1.18%) VB
17 55 (1.12%) MATLAB
18 50 (1.02%) R
19 36 (0.73%) VBScript
20 35 (0.71%) Ada
Qualifications
1 2960 (60.11%) SC Cleared
2 1143 (23.21%) DV Cleared
3 808 (16.41%) Degree
4 364 (7.39%) Cisco Certification
5 255 (5.18%) CISSP
6 219 (4.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 195 (3.96%) CCNA
8 186 (3.78%) CCNP
9 131 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
10 119 (2.42%) CESG Certified Professional
11 103 (2.09%) CISM
12 101 (2.05%) CREST Certified
12 101 (2.05%) MCSE
13 80 (1.62%) ISTQB
14 77 (1.56%) MCP
15 74 (1.50%) ISEB
16 71 (1.44%) SANS
17 69 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 63 (1.28%) GIAC
19 62 (1.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 299 (6.07%) SLA
2 187 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 73 (1.48%) GDPR
4 71 (1.44%) QA
5 68 (1.38%) PMO
6 59 (1.20%) PCI DSS
7 51 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
8 49 (1.00%) Data Quality
9 43 (0.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 40 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 38 (0.77%) ISO 9001
12 36 (0.73%) RMADS
13 32 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
14 30 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 26 (0.53%) JSP 440
16 21 (0.43%) COBIT
17 19 (0.39%) DO-178B
18 15 (0.30%) Def Stans
18 15 (0.30%) DO-254
19 14 (0.28%) NIST 800
System Software
1 455 (9.24%) Active Directory
2 381 (7.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 200 (4.06%) Docker
4 156 (3.17%) Hyper-V
5 114 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
6 89 (1.81%) vSphere
7 58 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
8 36 (0.73%) VMware NSX
9 33 (0.67%) Snort
10 31 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
11 30 (0.61%) Firmware
11 30 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
12 28 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
13 27 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
14 21 (0.43%) NFS
14 21 (0.43%) vCloud
15 19 (0.39%) Apache Flume
15 19 (0.39%) Samba
16 16 (0.32%) BitLocker
17 12 (0.24%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 257 (5.22%) Puppet
2 178 (3.61%) Ansible
3 128 (2.60%) SCCM
4 108 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
5 67 (1.36%) Kubernetes
6 63 (1.28%) Nagios
7 60 (1.22%) Terraform
8 57 (1.16%) SCOM
9 49 (1.00%) vCenter Server
10 41 (0.83%) Opsview
11 39 (0.79%) Cisco LMS
12 36 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
13 34 (0.69%) NetBackup
14 32 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 31 (0.63%) Nessus
16 28 (0.57%) ZABBIX
17 27 (0.55%) Packer
18 26 (0.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
19 22 (0.45%) Data Guard
19 22 (0.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 959 (19.48%) Microsoft
2 534 (10.84%) VMware
3 441 (8.96%) Oracle
4 416 (8.45%) Cisco
5 260 (5.28%) SAP
6 185 (3.76%) Juniper
7 182 (3.70%) HP
8 139 (2.82%) Citrix
9 136 (2.76%) Red Hat
10 113 (2.29%) Remedy
11 89 (1.81%) F5
12 81 (1.65%) EMC
13 76 (1.54%) CheckPoint
14 71 (1.44%) IBM
15 66 (1.34%) McAfee
15 66 (1.34%) Palo Alto
15 66 (1.34%) Splunk
16 65 (1.32%) Dell
17 57 (1.16%) ArcSight
18 54 (1.10%) Atlassian