Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 84 122
Rank change year-on-year -2 +38 -79
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 328 334 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.37% 3.17% 2.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.68% 12.50% 9.33%
Number of salaries quoted 196 177 182
West Midlands median annual salary £52,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.56% - -21.74%
10th Percentile £27,300 £22,450 £19,775
90th Percentile £75,625 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,234 2,673 2,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.93% 25.33% 24.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,629 1,951 2,005
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the West Midlands

Security Cleared
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Security Cleared in the West Midlands

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in the West Midlands

Security Cleared
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 January 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
Birmingham -24 122 £60,000 +20.00% 18
Coventry +50 69 £52,000 +23.08% 5
Worcestershire +28 45 £62,500 +24.38% 3
Shropshire +17 40 £45,000 +35.87% 11
Wolverhampton +12 25 £30,250 +40.70% 4
Staffordshire -13 7 £35,000 +11.11% 11
Warwickshire -8 5 £70,000 +75.00% 2
Solihull -15 4 - - 7
Herefordshire -9 3 £55,000 +22.22%
Walsall +3 2 £70,000 +122.22%
West Bromwich +3 1 £42,500 -
Halesowen - 1 £40,000 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 175 (53.35%) SC Cleared
2 113 (34.45%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (23.78%) Java
4 74 (22.56%) Windows
5 71 (21.65%) JavaScript
6 67 (20.43%) Microsoft
7 62 (18.90%) ITIL
8 59 (17.99%) Puppet
9 57 (17.38%) Oracle
9 57 (17.38%) Docker
10 54 (16.46%) Ansible
11 52 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
11 52 (15.85%) DV Cleared
12 51 (15.55%) Spring
12 51 (15.55%) SDLC
13 49 (14.94%) HTML
13 49 (14.94%) PostgreSQL
14 48 (14.63%) Hibernate
14 48 (14.63%) MySQL
15 47 (14.33%) JIRA
16 44 (13.41%) NoSQL
17 43 (13.11%) AngularJS
18 42 (12.80%) Collaborative Working
18 42 (12.80%) Finance
19 41 (12.50%) Active Directory
19 41 (12.50%) Confluence
19 41 (12.50%) Maven
19 41 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
20 40 (12.20%) Degree
21 39 (11.89%) Subversion

Security Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 41 (12.50%) Confluence
2 15 (4.57%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.52%) Apache
3 5 (1.52%) Documentum
3 5 (1.52%) JBoss
3 5 (1.52%) OpenStack
3 5 (1.52%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.52%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.52%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.61%) Amazon Alexa
5 2 (0.61%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.61%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.61%) IIS
5 2 (0.61%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (8.84%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.61%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 11 (3.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (2.13%) assyst
3 5 (1.52%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 4 (1.22%) SAP HCM
4 4 (1.22%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.91%) Maximo
6 2 (0.61%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (6.10%) Office 365
3 16 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.74%) SuccessFactors
5 6 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.22%) Serverless
7 3 (0.91%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.91%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.91%) IaaS
7 3 (0.91%) PaaS
8 2 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.61%) Datadog
8 2 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.30%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 1 (0.30%) GitHub
9 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.10%) Network Security
2 16 (4.88%) Firewall
2 16 (4.88%) Internet
3 12 (3.66%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.44%) DNS
5 5 (1.52%) BGP
5 5 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.52%) MPLS
5 5 (1.52%) OSPF
5 5 (1.52%) SAN
5 5 (1.52%) WAN
6 3 (0.91%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.91%) HTTP
6 3 (0.91%) KiloStream
6 3 (0.91%) LAN
6 3 (0.91%) SMTP
6 3 (0.91%) SNMP
6 3 (0.91%) TETRA
6 3 (0.91%) VPN
7 2 (0.61%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (14.94%) PostgreSQL
2 48 (14.63%) MySQL
3 44 (13.41%) NoSQL
4 13 (3.96%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.83%) Big Data
7 5 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.52%) DB2
7 5 (1.52%) MariaDB
7 5 (1.52%) MarkLogic
8 4 (1.22%) OLAP
8 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.22%) Semantic Layer
9 3 (0.91%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.91%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.91%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 47 (14.33%) JIRA
2 41 (12.50%) Maven
3 39 (11.89%) Subversion
4 38 (11.59%) TeamCity
5 23 (7.01%) Jenkins
6 10 (3.05%) Visual Studio
7 9 (2.74%) Git (software)
8 7 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.83%) Selenium
10 4 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (1.22%) Toad
11 2 (0.61%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.61%) JUnit
11 2 (0.61%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.61%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.30%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.30%) SpecFlow
General
1 42 (12.80%) Finance
2 19 (5.79%) Manufacturing
3 13 (3.96%) Publishing
3 13 (3.96%) Retail
4 10 (3.05%) Legal
5 8 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.52%) Electronics
6 5 (1.52%) Marketing
7 3 (0.91%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.91%) Military
8 2 (0.61%) Billing
9 1 (0.30%) Automotive
9 1 (0.30%) Avionics
9 1 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 65 (19.82%) Developer
2 58 (17.68%) Analyst
3 44 (13.41%) Java Developer
4 37 (11.28%) Architect
5 34 (10.37%) Consultant
6 23 (7.01%) Service Analyst
7 19 (5.79%) Service Desk Analyst
8 17 (5.18%) SAP Consultant
9 15 (4.57%) Administrator
9 15 (4.57%) Security Analyst
10 14 (4.27%) Support Analyst
11 13 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (3.66%) Lead Architect
12 12 (3.66%) Security Architect
12 12 (3.66%) Security Solutions Architect
13 11 (3.35%) SAP Support
13 11 (3.35%) SAP Support Consultant
13 11 (3.35%) Support Consultant
14 10 (3.05%) Applications Consultant
14 10 (3.05%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (15.55%) Spring
2 49 (14.94%) HTML
3 48 (14.63%) Hibernate
4 43 (13.11%) AngularJS
5 28 (8.54%) REST
6 27 (8.23%) SOAP
7 17 (5.18%) JPA
8 14 (4.27%) CSS
8 14 (4.27%) Spring MVC
9 10 (3.05%) J2EE
10 9 (2.74%) JSON
10 9 (2.74%) Web Services
10 9 (2.74%) XML
11 8 (2.44%) .NET
12 5 (1.52%) Middleware
12 5 (1.52%) RESTful
12 5 (1.52%) SAP XI
12 5 (1.52%) XML Schema
12 5 (1.52%) XSD
12 5 (1.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 52 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (10.98%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (5.18%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.88%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.83%) Cyberattack
6 5 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.22%) CMDB
7 4 (1.22%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.22%) PKI
7 4 (1.22%) Replication
8 3 (0.91%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.91%) ASIC
8 3 (0.91%) CPLD
8 3 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (0.91%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (0.91%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (0.91%) User Experience
8 3 (0.91%) VHDL
9 2 (0.61%) Robotics
9 2 (0.61%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 74 (22.56%) Windows
2 19 (5.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (4.88%) Windows 7
3 16 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (4.57%) Linux
4 15 (4.57%) Windows Server
5 13 (3.96%) Unix
5 13 (3.96%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.61%) Android
7 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.61%) CentOS
7 2 (0.61%) DC/OS
7 2 (0.61%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (34.45%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (18.90%) ITIL
3 51 (15.55%) SDLC
4 42 (12.80%) Collaborative Working
5 41 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
6 32 (9.76%) Presales
6 32 (9.76%) Service Delivery
7 31 (9.45%) Project Management
8 28 (8.54%) Scrum
9 21 (6.40%) Incident Management
9 21 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (6.10%) Analytics
10 20 (6.10%) Customer Engagement
10 20 (6.10%) Kanban
10 20 (6.10%) SIEM
11 19 (5.79%) Information Security
12 18 (5.49%) Information Assurance
12 18 (5.49%) MVC
12 18 (5.49%) Risk Management
13 17 (5.18%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 78 (23.78%) Java
2 71 (21.65%) JavaScript
3 39 (11.89%) PHP
4 25 (7.62%) SQL
5 17 (5.18%) C
5 17 (5.18%) C#
6 10 (3.05%) Python
7 8 (2.44%) C++
8 7 (2.13%) ABAP
9 6 (1.83%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.52%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.52%) SPARQL
10 5 (1.52%) XPath
10 5 (1.52%) XQuery
11 4 (1.22%) MATLAB
11 4 (1.22%) Perl
11 4 (1.22%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.91%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.61%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.30%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 175 (53.35%) SC Cleared
2 52 (15.85%) DV Cleared
3 40 (12.20%) Degree
4 27 (8.23%) CISSP
5 26 (7.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (7.01%) MCSE
7 19 (5.79%) CISM
8 12 (3.66%) CESG Certified Professional
8 12 (3.66%) Citrix Certification
8 12 (3.66%) MCP
9 10 (3.05%) ISEB
9 10 (3.05%) NVQ Level 3
10 8 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (2.13%) CEH
11 7 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (1.83%) OCP
12 6 (1.83%) Oracle Certification
12 6 (1.83%) PhD
13 5 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.79%) SLA
2 14 (4.27%) Cyber Essentials
3 12 (3.66%) GDPR
4 10 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.83%) NIST 800
6 5 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (1.22%) ISO 22301
7 4 (1.22%) PMO
8 3 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.91%) QA
9 2 (0.61%) GPG13
9 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 57 (17.38%) Docker
2 41 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 20 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.74%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.52%) vSphere
7 3 (0.91%) Firmware
8 2 (0.61%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.61%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.30%) Xen
9 1 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 59 (17.99%) Puppet
2 54 (16.46%) Ansible
3 19 (5.79%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (3.35%) Terraform
5 8 (2.44%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.22%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.91%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.91%) QRadar
8 2 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.61%) Packer
9 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.30%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.30%) Salt
9 1 (0.30%) SCCM
9 1 (0.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 67 (20.43%) Microsoft
2 57 (17.38%) Oracle
3 36 (10.98%) VMware
4 22 (6.71%) SAP
5 15 (4.57%) Remedy
6 10 (3.05%) Cisco
6 10 (3.05%) Sun
7 9 (2.74%) ServiceNow
8 8 (2.44%) Citrix
8 8 (2.44%) EMC
8 8 (2.44%) IBM
9 7 (2.13%) Splunk
10 6 (1.83%) Veeam
11 5 (1.52%) Pega
11 5 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
11 5 (1.52%) SolarWinds
11 5 (1.52%) Talend
12 4 (1.22%) BMC
12 4 (1.22%) Juniper
12 4 (1.22%) New Relic