Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 124 90
Rank change year-on-year +38 -34 +2
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 5,166 4,612 5,504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.46% 2.63% 3.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.22% 11.03% 12.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3,034 2,909 3,831
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,300 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 36,323 41,799 44,937
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.29% 23.87% 25.58%
Number of salaries quoted 26,473 32,413 35,529
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,950 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 +42 4,918 £50,000 +11.11% 1,527
UK excluding London +23 3,800 £47,500 +5.56% 1,243
South East +28 1,405 £47,500 - 413
South West +7 1,285 £47,500 +5.56% 332
London +71 1,145 £60,000 +9.09% 361
Midlands +50 551 £46,000 -11.54% 173
West Midlands +56 494 £46,000 -10.68% 150
North of England -28 268 £47,500 +18.75% 92
East of England +32 263 £52,500 +16.67% 156
North West -42 132 £49,482 +23.65% 57
Yorkshire +58 117 £45,000 +12.50% 28
East Midlands -45 54 £42,500 -21.30% 21
Wales +21 42 £31,950 -3.91% 46
Scotland -59 41 £45,000 +0.66% 31
North East -2 19 £43,028 +2.29% 7
Northern Ireland -9 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 3,396 (65.74%) SC Cleared
2 1,655 (32.04%) Agile Software Development
3 1,228 (23.77%) DV Cleared
4 995 (19.26%) Microsoft
5 924 (17.89%) Windows
6 869 (16.82%) Java
7 804 (15.56%) C
8 800 (15.49%) Linux
9 779 (15.08%) ITIL
10 741 (14.34%) Degree
11 704 (13.63%) Software Engineering
12 645 (12.49%) Python
13 642 (12.43%) C++
14 638 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
15 622 (12.04%) SQL
15 622 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
16 599 (11.60%) C#
17 545 (10.55%) Cybersecurity
18 537 (10.39%) JavaScript
19 530 (10.26%) DevOps
20 491 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
21 485 (9.39%) VMware
22 484 (9.37%) Project Management
23 480 (9.29%) Finance
24 449 (8.69%) Active Directory
25 431 (8.34%) Amazon AWS
26 426 (8.25%) Scrum
27 424 (8.21%) Firewall
28 415 (8.03%) Cisco
29 394 (7.63%) SQL Server

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
1 213 (4.12%) SharePoint
2 113 (2.19%) Apache
3 100 (1.94%) MS Exchange
4 91 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
5 74 (1.43%) IIS
6 64 (1.24%) Apache Spark
7 62 (1.20%) Confluence
8 51 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 51 (0.99%) Tomcat
9 41 (0.79%) JBoss
10 39 (0.75%) Skype for Business
11 37 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
11 37 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
12 22 (0.43%) WebLogic
13 20 (0.39%) WebSphere
14 17 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
15 16 (0.31%) Apache Pig
15 16 (0.31%) OpenStack
16 14 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 13 (0.25%) nginx
Applications
1 259 (5.01%) Microsoft Office
2 127 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 91 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
4 74 (1.43%) MS Visio
5 62 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.15%) Maple
6 8 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.14%) Fireworks
8 5 (0.097%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.058%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.058%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.058%) Windchill
10 2 (0.039%) GNU Octave
10 2 (0.039%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.039%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.019%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.019%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.019%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.019%) Simulink
11 1 (0.019%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 74 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
4 20 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 15 (0.29%) SAP HR
6 14 (0.27%) SAP CO
6 14 (0.27%) SAP FI
6 14 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
7 10 (0.19%) SAP Payroll
8 8 (0.15%) SAP HCM
9 6 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.12%) SAP BPC
10 5 (0.097%) SAP PSCD
11 4 (0.077%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (0.077%) Primavera
11 4 (0.077%) SAP GRC
11 4 (0.077%) SAP PS
12 2 (0.039%) Infor M3
12 2 (0.039%) SAP SM
12 2 (0.039%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 491 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 431 (8.34%) Amazon AWS
3 214 (4.14%) Office 365
4 82 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
5 59 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
6 55 (1.06%) PaaS
7 51 (0.99%) SaaS
8 50 (0.97%) Serverless
9 44 (0.85%) Amazon S3
9 44 (0.85%) GitHub
10 37 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
11 36 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
11 36 (0.70%) IaaS
12 35 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
13 33 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
13 33 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
13 33 (0.64%) G Suite
14 30 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
15 23 (0.45%) Amazon Kinesis
16 21 (0.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 424 (8.21%) Firewall
2 244 (4.72%) Network Security
3 201 (3.89%) LAN
4 177 (3.43%) TCP/IP
5 175 (3.39%) WAN
6 152 (2.94%) Wireless
7 143 (2.77%) DNS
8 117 (2.26%) VPN
9 105 (2.03%) Internet
10 89 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
11 79 (1.53%) VoIP
12 77 (1.49%) DHCP
12 77 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
13 76 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
14 71 (1.37%) VLAN
15 67 (1.30%) BGP
16 60 (1.16%) OSPF
17 59 (1.14%) HTTP
18 57 (1.10%) SAN
19 56 (1.08%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 394 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 253 (4.90%) Big Data
3 166 (3.21%) Hadoop
4 134 (2.59%) Relational Database
5 130 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
6 111 (2.15%) MongoDB
7 88 (1.70%) GIS
8 83 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 79 (1.53%) MySQL
10 74 (1.43%) RDBMS
11 72 (1.39%) Oracle Database
12 70 (1.36%) Power BI
13 68 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 66 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
15 59 (1.14%) NoSQL
16 51 (0.99%) Apache Hive
17 45 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
18 44 (0.85%) Neo4j
19 43 (0.83%) Geospatial Data
20 39 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 322 (6.23%) JIRA
2 246 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 227 (4.39%) Jenkins
4 214 (4.14%) Selenium
5 127 (2.46%) Cucumber
6 100 (1.94%) Maven
7 97 (1.88%) Visual Studio
8 94 (1.82%) Subversion
9 91 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 89 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 88 (1.70%) JMeter
12 87 (1.68%) LoadRunner
13 80 (1.55%) Bitbucket
14 69 (1.34%) SoapUI
15 65 (1.26%) JUnit
16 57 (1.10%) GitLab
17 54 (1.05%) Vagrant
18 53 (1.03%) MSI
19 52 (1.01%) Rational DOORS
20 46 (0.89%) Eclipse
General
1 480 (9.29%) Finance
2 220 (4.26%) Military
3 194 (3.76%) Telecoms
4 150 (2.90%) Aerospace
5 141 (2.73%) Legal
6 135 (2.61%) Electronics
7 127 (2.46%) Manufacturing
8 115 (2.23%) Marketing
9 111 (2.15%) Law
10 99 (1.92%) Retail
11 61 (1.18%) Advertising
12 48 (0.93%) Games
13 42 (0.81%) Local Government
14 41 (0.79%) Banking
15 26 (0.50%) Billing
16 23 (0.45%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.21%) Automotive
18 10 (0.19%) Back Office
19 8 (0.15%) Avionics
20 6 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 743 (14.38%) Developer
2 610 (11.81%) Architect
3 587 (11.36%) Analyst
4 399 (7.72%) Software Engineer
5 385 (7.45%) Consultant
6 235 (4.55%) Network Engineer
7 193 (3.74%) Java Developer
8 188 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
9 185 (3.58%) Tester
10 178 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 175 (3.39%) Project Manager
12 153 (2.96%) Support Engineer
13 136 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
14 130 (2.52%) C++ Software Engineer
15 128 (2.48%) Security Consultant
16 121 (2.34%) Security Architect
17 114 (2.21%) Business Analyst
18 111 (2.15%) DevOps Engineer
19 107 (2.07%) .NET Developer
20 101 (1.96%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 343 (6.64%) .NET
2 303 (5.87%) HTML
3 231 (4.47%) Spring
4 229 (4.43%) CSS
5 221 (4.28%) AngularJS
6 219 (4.24%) Web Services
7 193 (3.74%) ASP.NET
8 154 (2.98%) XML
9 125 (2.42%) Node.js
10 122 (2.36%) REST
11 120 (2.32%) .NET Framework
12 117 (2.26%) Hibernate
13 110 (2.13%) SOAP
14 103 (1.99%) JSON
15 101 (1.96%) jQuery
16 96 (1.86%) React
17 95 (1.84%) Java EE
18 89 (1.72%) JSF
19 85 (1.65%) Middleware
20 82 (1.59%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 638 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 297 (5.75%) Management Information System
3 235 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
4 192 (3.72%) Data Centre
5 131 (2.54%) Driving Licence
6 84 (1.63%) User Experience
7 77 (1.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 73 (1.41%) PKI
9 71 (1.37%) Algorithms
9 71 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
10 70 (1.36%) Cyberthreat
11 67 (1.30%) CESG
12 64 (1.24%) Public Cloud
13 61 (1.18%) VHDL
14 51 (0.99%) Mobile App
15 44 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
15 44 (0.85%) NHS
16 42 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
17 41 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
18 39 (0.75%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 924 (17.89%) Windows
2 800 (15.49%) Linux
3 307 (5.94%) Windows Server
4 182 (3.52%) Unix
5 158 (3.06%) Windows 7
6 155 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 154 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 124 (2.40%) Android
9 120 (2.32%) Windows 10
10 100 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 88 (1.70%) Apple iOS
12 70 (1.36%) CentOS
13 42 (0.81%) Windows XP
14 38 (0.74%) Windows 8
15 35 (0.68%) Ubuntu
16 31 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
17 26 (0.50%) Solaris
17 26 (0.50%) Windows 2000
18 21 (0.41%) Mac OS X
19 15 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,655 (32.04%) Agile Software Development
2 779 (15.08%) ITIL
3 704 (13.63%) Software Engineering
4 622 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
5 545 (10.55%) Cybersecurity
6 530 (10.26%) DevOps
7 484 (9.37%) Project Management
8 426 (8.25%) Scrum
9 381 (7.38%) Service Delivery
10 376 (7.28%) Test Automation
11 372 (7.20%) TDD
12 370 (7.16%) Continuous Integration
13 344 (6.66%) Information Security
14 332 (6.43%) Mentoring
15 318 (6.16%) Analytics
16 314 (6.08%) UML
17 307 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
18 294 (5.69%) Service Management
19 280 (5.42%) SDLC
20 268 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 869 (16.82%) Java
2 804 (15.56%) C
3 645 (12.49%) Python
4 642 (12.43%) C++
5 622 (12.04%) SQL
6 599 (11.60%) C#
7 537 (10.39%) JavaScript
8 272 (5.27%) PowerShell
9 175 (3.39%) Bash Shell
10 137 (2.65%) PL/SQL
11 112 (2.17%) Ruby
12 87 (1.68%) Shell Script
13 74 (1.43%) Java 8
14 68 (1.32%) Embedded C
15 62 (1.20%) T-SQL
16 56 (1.08%) Go
16 56 (1.08%) Perl
17 51 (0.99%) Objective-C
18 50 (0.97%) Scala
19 45 (0.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3,396 (65.74%) SC Cleared
2 1,228 (23.77%) DV Cleared
3 741 (14.34%) Degree
4 278 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
5 224 (4.34%) CISSP
6 198 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 183 (3.54%) CCNA
8 146 (2.83%) CCNP
9 138 (2.67%) MCSE
10 116 (2.25%) CISM
11 111 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
11 111 (2.15%) CREST Certified
12 107 (2.07%) CESG Certified Professional
13 87 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
14 78 (1.51%) GIAC
15 72 (1.39%) ISTQB
16 71 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
17 69 (1.34%) CEH
18 68 (1.32%) MCSA
19 65 (1.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (4.51%) GDPR
1 233 (4.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 220 (4.26%) SLA
3 149 (2.88%) QA
4 105 (2.03%) PCI DSS
5 92 (1.78%) Data Quality
6 73 (1.41%) PMO
7 56 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 52 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
9 49 (0.95%) JSP 440
10 38 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 32 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 28 (0.54%) RMADS
13 23 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 21 (0.41%) IEC 61508
14 21 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 15 (0.29%) DO-178B
15 15 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 15288
16 12 (0.23%) DO-254
16 12 (0.23%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 449 (8.69%) Active Directory
2 336 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 241 (4.67%) Docker
4 146 (2.83%) Hyper-V
5 101 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
6 89 (1.72%) vSphere
7 67 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 64 (1.24%) VMware NSX
9 51 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
10 50 (0.97%) Firmware
11 47 (0.91%) VirtualBox
12 35 (0.68%) XenApp
13 34 (0.66%) XenDesktop
14 26 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
15 25 (0.48%) NFS
16 22 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
17 19 (0.37%) Samba
18 16 (0.31%) vCloud
19 14 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 11 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 212 (4.10%) Ansible
2 189 (3.66%) SCCM
3 162 (3.14%) Puppet
4 146 (2.83%) Kubernetes
5 98 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
6 85 (1.65%) Terraform
7 56 (1.08%) Nagios
7 56 (1.08%) vCenter Server
8 53 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
9 52 (1.01%) HP ALM
10 45 (0.87%) SCOM
11 41 (0.79%) vRealize
12 39 (0.75%) WSUS
13 26 (0.50%) Nessus
14 25 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
15 24 (0.46%) SCVMM
16 23 (0.45%) Data Guard
16 23 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
17 21 (0.41%) Salt
18 19 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 995 (19.26%) Microsoft
2 485 (9.39%) VMware
3 415 (8.03%) Cisco
4 386 (7.47%) Oracle
5 202 (3.91%) SAP
6 191 (3.70%) HP
7 157 (3.04%) Juniper
8 138 (2.67%) F5
9 131 (2.54%) Citrix
10 107 (2.07%) CheckPoint
11 105 (2.03%) Red Hat
12 98 (1.90%) Google
13 77 (1.49%) Atlassian
14 74 (1.43%) SolarWinds
15 69 (1.34%) EMC
16 63 (1.22%) Palo Alto
17 58 (1.12%) IBM
18 52 (1.01%) Aruba
19 51 (0.99%) Remedy
20 50 (0.97%) Meraki