Period
to 7 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 7 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > Wales
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 85 85 71
Rank change year-on-year 0 -14 +14
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 17 38 68
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 1.35% 2.16% 3.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.59% 9.90% 15.11%
Number of salaries quoted 17 32 49
Median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £30,953 £30,513 £31,625
90th Percentile £76,560 £60,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -

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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 304 384 450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.13% 21.82% 23.41%
Number of salaries quoted 254 312 287
Median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £41,200
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.59% -4.13% +3.00%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £62,375 £61,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Wales

Security Cleared
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in Wales.

Salary trend for Security Cleared in Wales

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in Wales over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in Wales

Security Cleared
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the Wales region over the 6 months to 7 July 2020. 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
South Wales -5 15 £40,782 -18.44% 15
West Wales - 1 £55,000 - 2
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 12 (70.59%) SC Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
2 7 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (29.41%) Java SE
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Spring
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
3 5 (29.41%) SOAP
3 5 (29.41%) Web Services
3 5 (29.41%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) IBM
3 5 (29.41%) Scala
3 5 (29.41%) Azure
3 5 (29.41%) REST
3 5 (29.41%) Docker
3 5 (29.41%) DevOps
3 5 (29.41%) Kubernetes
4 4 (23.53%) Play Framework
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Optimisation
4 4 (23.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (23.53%) Continuous Deployment
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (23.53%) IBM Integration Bus
4 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Tomcat
4 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) Unix
5 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared

Security Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 4 (23.53%) Tomcat
1 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Azure
2 2 (11.76%) AWS
3 1 (5.88%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.88%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (11.76%) Electronics
1 2 (11.76%) Military
1 2 (11.76%) Public Sector
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
1 5 (29.41%) Software Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Java Scala Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Java Software Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Scala Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Software Validation Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Software Verification Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Validation Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Verification Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Programme Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Project Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Project Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Java SE
1 5 (29.41%) REST
1 5 (29.41%) SOAP
1 5 (29.41%) Spring
1 5 (29.41%) Web Services
2 4 (23.53%) IBM Integration Bus
2 4 (23.53%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Clustering
1 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.88%) HACMP
1 1 (5.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
2 2 (11.76%) AIX
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) DevOps
3 4 (23.53%) Continuous Deployment
3 4 (23.53%) Performance Optimisation
3 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) Black-Box Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.76%) Presales
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) Validation
6 1 (5.88%) Line Management
6 1 (5.88%) SDLC
6 1 (5.88%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Java
1 5 (29.41%) Scala
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) R
3 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) SC Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) DBS Check
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (23.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (11.76%) QA
4 1 (5.88%) COBIT
4 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
4 1 (5.88%) GDPR
4 1 (5.88%) NIST
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Docker
2 1 (5.88%) Firmware
2 1 (5.88%) PowerHA
2 1 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Kubernetes
2 1 (5.88%) Ansible
2 1 (5.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) IBM
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) MuleSoft
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.88%) Spotify
3 1 (5.88%) Sun
3 1 (5.88%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.88%) Veritas
3 1 (5.88%) VMware