Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > West Midlands
6 months to
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 42 76
Rank change year-on-year +6 +34 +39
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 178 411 341
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.33% 5.32% 3.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.68% 19.71% 13.62%
Number of salaries quoted 104 222 174
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% -9.09%
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £78,525 £80,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +7.14% +3.16%

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 785 2,085 2,504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.49% 27.01% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 616 1,471 1,601
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +8.75%
10th Percentile £26,334 £26,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +9.89%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

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 7 August 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
Birmingham +17 43 £60,000 +4.35% 11
Warwickshire +37 37 £47,500 +11.76% 4
Worcestershire -9 33 £47,500 +5.56% 9
Herefordshire +38 23 £47,500 - 6
Shropshire +14 11 £65,750 +19.55% 4
Coventry +42 7 £57,500 +15.00%
Staffordshire +9 4 £43,750 -1.69% 1
Solihull -25 1 £23,000 -54.00%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 7 August 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 149 (83.71%) SC Cleared
2 51 (28.65%) Windows
3 48 (26.97%) Linux
4 45 (25.28%) DV Cleared
5 43 (24.16%) Microsoft
6 42 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (16.29%) VMware
7 29 (16.29%) Cybersecurity
8 26 (14.61%) Degree
9 23 (12.92%) Telecoms
10 22 (12.36%) Software Engineering
10 22 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
12 20 (11.24%) Penetration Testing
13 19 (10.67%) C++
13 19 (10.67%) Data Centre
13 19 (10.67%) Public Sector
14 18 (10.11%) CREST Certified
14 18 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
14 18 (10.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 18 (10.11%) Digital Forensics
14 18 (10.11%) SQL
14 18 (10.11%) Oracle
14 18 (10.11%) Cisco
14 18 (10.11%) Information Security
15 17 (9.55%) UML
15 17 (9.55%) SCOM
16 16 (8.99%) Mac OS
16 16 (8.99%) Network Architecture
16 16 (8.99%) ITIL

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 11 (6.18%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.49%) Confluence
3 7 (3.93%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (3.93%) NetWeaver
4 6 (3.37%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.69%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.12%) Apache
6 2 (1.12%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.12%) JBoss
6 2 (1.12%) Moodle
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.56%) SAS
7 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.56%) assyst
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.87%) AWS
2 8 (4.49%) Azure
2 8 (4.49%) GitHub
3 5 (2.81%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (2.25%) Office 365
5 3 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (1.69%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.69%) AWS CloudTrail
5 3 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.69%) Power Platform
5 3 (1.69%) Serverless
6 2 (1.12%) npm
7 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.56%) Boomi
7 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.56%) G Suite
7 1 (0.56%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.56%) PaaS
7 1 (0.56%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.43%) DNS
2 12 (6.74%) Firewall
3 10 (5.62%) LAN
4 9 (5.06%) Internet
5 6 (3.37%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (3.37%) WAN
6 5 (2.81%) SAN
6 5 (2.81%) VPN
7 3 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.69%) DHCP
8 2 (1.12%) BGP
8 2 (1.12%) DWDM
8 2 (1.12%) HSRP
8 2 (1.12%) MPLS
8 2 (1.12%) Network Security
8 2 (1.12%) OSPF
8 2 (1.12%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.81%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.12%) Big Data
5 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.56%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.56%) MySQL
6 1 (0.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (5.06%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (4.49%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.49%) JIRA
3 5 (2.81%) Bitbucket
4 4 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.69%) JUnit
5 3 (1.69%) Mockito
5 3 (1.69%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.12%) Apache Archiva
6 2 (1.12%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.12%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.12%) GitLab
6 2 (1.12%) Metasploit
6 2 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.12%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.12%) Visual Studio Code
7 1 (0.56%) UI Automator
7 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (12.92%) Telecoms
2 19 (10.67%) Public Sector
3 15 (8.43%) Legal
4 14 (7.87%) Back Office
4 14 (7.87%) Police
5 11 (6.18%) Finance
6 10 (5.62%) Electronics
7 8 (4.49%) Aerospace
8 6 (3.37%) Law
9 4 (2.25%) Military
10 3 (1.69%) Games
11 2 (1.12%) Marketing
12 1 (0.56%) Banking
12 1 (0.56%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (10.67%) Software Engineer
2 14 (7.87%) Developer
3 13 (7.30%) Support Engineer
4 10 (5.62%) Embedded Engineer
4 10 (5.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 9 (5.06%) Administrator
5 9 (5.06%) Consultant
5 9 (5.06%) Network Engineer
6 8 (4.49%) Analyst
6 8 (4.49%) Architect
6 8 (4.49%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (3.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (3.93%) Data Manager
7 7 (3.93%) NOC Engineer
8 6 (3.37%) Applications Specialist
8 6 (3.37%) IT Engineer
8 6 (3.37%) Test Engineer
8 6 (3.37%) Windows Administrator
8 6 (3.37%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 5 (2.81%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.74%) .NET
2 10 (5.62%) .NET Framework
3 9 (5.06%) Node.js
4 7 (3.93%) AngularJS
5 5 (2.81%) React
6 4 (2.25%) REST
6 4 (2.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (1.69%) Apache Camel
7 3 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (1.69%) JAX-RS
7 3 (1.69%) JMS
7 3 (1.69%) Kafka
7 3 (1.69%) LDAP
7 3 (1.69%) RESTful
7 3 (1.69%) Spring
7 3 (1.69%) Spring Integration
8 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.12%) Hystrix
8 2 (1.12%) Spring Batch
8 2 (1.12%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.67%) Data Centre
2 18 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.87%) Cyberattack
4 13 (7.30%) Cyberthreat
5 9 (5.06%) Algorithms
5 9 (5.06%) VHDL
6 6 (3.37%) Driving Licence
6 6 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 5 (2.81%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.25%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.69%) Blog
9 3 (1.69%) Clustering
10 2 (1.12%) Cybercrime
10 2 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.12%) User Experience
11 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.56%) e-Health
11 1 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 51 (28.65%) Windows
2 48 (26.97%) Linux
3 16 (8.99%) Mac OS
4 14 (7.87%) Unix
5 4 (2.25%) AIX
5 4 (2.25%) Kali Linux
5 4 (2.25%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.25%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.69%) Android
6 3 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.69%) Solaris
6 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.12%) HPUX
7 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (16.29%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (12.36%) Software Engineering
4 20 (11.24%) Penetration Testing
5 18 (10.11%) Digital Forensics
5 18 (10.11%) Information Security
6 17 (9.55%) UML
7 16 (8.99%) ITIL
7 16 (8.99%) Network Architecture
8 15 (8.43%) Configuration Management
8 15 (8.43%) DevOps
9 14 (7.87%) Data Science
9 14 (7.87%) Information Management
10 13 (7.30%) SIEM
10 13 (7.30%) TDD
11 12 (6.74%) Migration
11 12 (6.74%) Scrum
12 10 (5.62%) Data Protection
13 8 (4.49%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.67%) C++
2 18 (10.11%) SQL
3 13 (7.30%) Python
4 10 (5.62%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.06%) C
5 9 (5.06%) C#
5 9 (5.06%) Java
6 7 (3.93%) Shell Script
7 6 (3.37%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.81%) Java 8
9 4 (2.25%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.12%) VB
10 2 (1.12%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.12%) VB6
11 1 (0.56%) ABAP
11 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.56%) PHP
11 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 149 (83.71%) SC Cleared
2 45 (25.28%) DV Cleared
3 26 (14.61%) Degree
4 18 (10.11%) CREST Certified
5 9 (5.06%) AWS Certification
5 9 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.93%) CCNP
7 6 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.81%) MCSE
8 5 (2.81%) OSCP
9 4 (2.25%) CCNA
9 4 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.69%) CHECK Team Member
10 3 (1.69%) CISSP
11 2 (1.12%) BC Cleared
11 2 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.12%) CHECK Team Leader
11 2 (1.12%) Tigerscheme
12 1 (0.56%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (8.43%) ISO 9001
3 8 (4.49%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (4.49%) SLA
4 2 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.56%) GPG13
5 1 (0.56%) RMADS
System Software
1 21 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (5.06%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.37%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.69%) DFS Replication
4 3 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.12%) Docker
5 2 (1.12%) Firmware
5 2 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.56%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 17 (9.55%) SCOM
2 11 (6.18%) Terraform
3 8 (4.49%) SELinux
4 7 (3.93%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (3.93%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (3.93%) SCCM
5 5 (2.81%) Ansible
5 5 (2.81%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 5 (2.81%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.69%) SCDPM
6 3 (1.69%) SCSM
6 3 (1.69%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (1.12%) Nagios
7 2 (1.12%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.12%) Nmap
7 2 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.12%) Packer
7 2 (1.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (24.16%) Microsoft
2 29 (16.29%) VMware
3 18 (10.11%) Cisco
3 18 (10.11%) Oracle
4 12 (6.74%) Juniper
5 11 (6.18%) AlienVault
5 11 (6.18%) Dell
5 11 (6.18%) LogRhythm
5 11 (6.18%) SolarWinds
5 11 (6.18%) Splunk
6 7 (3.93%) McAfee
6 7 (3.93%) NetApp
7 5 (2.81%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.81%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.25%) Google
8 4 (2.25%) SAP
9 3 (1.69%) IBM
9 3 (1.69%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.69%) Remedy
10 2 (1.12%) HP