Period
to 16 September 2019

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 16 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 66 107
Rank change year-on-year +10 +41 -25
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 329 346 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.36% 3.97% 2.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.97% 14.67% 12.15%
Number of salaries quoted 184 157 225
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £52,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% -5.45% +15.79%
10th Percentile £33,575 £28,250 £27,380
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £71,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +7.53% -2.11%

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 1,939 2,358 2,419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.69% 27.08% 24.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,401 1,538 1,930
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +11.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £24,072
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +0.21%

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 16 September 2019.

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 16 September 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
Worcestershire +7 106 £52,500 - 12
Birmingham -25 87 £52,500 -8.70% 22
Warwickshire +4 40 £44,000 +8.64% 4
Solihull +5 38 £52,500 +110.00% 8
Shropshire -13 25 £45,000 -10.00% 15
Staffordshire +2 4 £42,049 +31.40% 12
Herefordshire -15 4 £37,500 - 1
Coventry -3 2 £48,750 -2.50% 7
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 246 (74.77%) SC Cleared
2 79 (24.01%) Cybersecurity
3 66 (20.06%) Problem-Solving
4 62 (18.84%) Linux
5 58 (17.63%) Degree
6 56 (17.02%) Public Sector
7 54 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (15.50%) Analytical Skills
9 50 (15.20%) DV Cleared
10 40 (12.16%) UML
11 39 (11.85%) Microsoft
11 39 (11.85%) Unix
12 36 (10.94%) Java
13 35 (10.64%) Software Engineering
14 34 (10.33%) C#
15 33 (10.03%) C++
15 33 (10.03%) Stakeholder Management
15 33 (10.03%) SDLC
16 32 (9.73%) Aerospace
16 32 (9.73%) Azure
17 30 (9.12%) VMware
17 30 (9.12%) Cisco
17 30 (9.12%) Python
18 29 (8.81%) Windows
18 29 (8.81%) ITIL
18 29 (8.81%) Information Security
18 29 (8.81%) Penetration Testing
19 28 (8.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 28 (8.51%) Service Delivery
19 28 (8.51%) SQL

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 9 (2.74%) Apache
1 9 (2.74%) Apache Spark
2 6 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (1.82%) Umbraco
3 5 (1.52%) Apache Solr
3 5 (1.52%) SAS
4 4 (1.22%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.61%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (3.04%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.61%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.61%) Workfront
4 1 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.30%) HFM
4 1 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.30%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.30%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 32 (9.73%) Azure
2 25 (7.60%) AWS
3 10 (3.04%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (1.52%) Office 365
6 4 (1.22%) Serverless
7 3 (0.91%) SaaS
8 2 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.61%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.61%) Azure Stack
8 2 (0.61%) GCP
8 2 (0.61%) Route 53
9 1 (0.30%) IaaS
9 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.30%) PaaS
9 1 (0.30%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.47%) Firewall
2 14 (4.26%) SAN
3 13 (3.95%) WAN
4 8 (2.43%) Network Security
5 6 (1.82%) BGP
5 6 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (1.82%) MPLS
5 6 (1.82%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.52%) LAN
7 4 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.22%) DNS
7 4 (1.22%) Junos
7 4 (1.22%) RSVP
7 4 (1.22%) VLAN
7 4 (1.22%) VPN
7 4 (1.22%) Wireless
8 3 (0.91%) Cisco Firepower
8 3 (0.91%) OSPF
8 3 (0.91%) VoIP
9 2 (0.61%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.29%) Big Data
2 17 (5.17%) Hadoop
3 9 (2.74%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.13%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (1.52%) Apache Accumulo
6 5 (1.52%) IBM InfoSphere
6 5 (1.52%) Neo4j
6 5 (1.52%) OrientDB
7 4 (1.22%) MySQL
7 4 (1.22%) Pentaho
8 3 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.30%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.30%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 15 (4.56%) Rational DOORS
2 12 (3.65%) JMeter
2 12 (3.65%) LoadRunner
2 12 (3.65%) NeoLoad
2 12 (3.65%) SilkPerformer
3 7 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.82%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.52%) Selenium
5 5 (1.52%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.52%) WebDriver
6 4 (1.22%) Artifactory
6 4 (1.22%) Maven
7 3 (0.91%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.30%) DbUnit
8 1 (0.30%) JIRA
8 1 (0.30%) jMock
8 1 (0.30%) JUnit
8 1 (0.30%) Mockito
8 1 (0.30%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 56 (17.02%) Public Sector
2 32 (9.73%) Aerospace
3 12 (3.65%) Electronics
4 8 (2.43%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.13%) Marketing
6 6 (1.82%) Advertising
6 6 (1.82%) Finance
7 4 (1.22%) Military
8 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Automotive
9 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.30%) Law
9 1 (0.30%) Legal
9 1 (0.30%) Local Government
9 1 (0.30%) Police
Job Titles
1 40 (12.16%) Developer
2 33 (10.03%) Architect
3 32 (9.73%) Consultant
4 29 (8.81%) Analyst
4 29 (8.81%) Software Engineer
5 24 (7.29%) Penetration Tester
5 24 (7.29%) Tester
6 21 (6.38%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 21 (6.38%) Security Consultant
7 18 (5.47%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (5.17%) Senior Test Engineer
8 17 (5.17%) Test Engineer
9 13 (3.95%) C# Developer
9 13 (3.95%) Embedded Engineer
9 13 (3.95%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 12 (3.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (3.65%) Network Engineer
10 12 (3.65%) Performance Engineer
10 12 (3.65%) Performance Test Engineer
10 12 (3.65%) Senior Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.78%) .NET
2 11 (3.34%) JSON
3 10 (3.04%) ASP.NET
4 9 (2.74%) Web Services
5 6 (1.82%) CSS
5 6 (1.82%) HTML
5 6 (1.82%) jQuery
5 6 (1.82%) Kafka
6 5 (1.52%) Natural Language Processing
6 5 (1.52%) ZeroMQ
7 4 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (1.22%) LDAP
7 4 (1.22%) RESTful
7 4 (1.22%) Spring
8 3 (0.91%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.91%) Entity Framework
8 3 (0.91%) XML
9 2 (0.61%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.61%) HTML5
9 2 (0.61%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 51 (15.50%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.08%) Driving Licence
3 19 (5.78%) Data Centre
4 17 (5.17%) Algorithms
5 15 (4.56%) VHDL
6 14 (4.26%) Security Operations Centre
7 13 (3.95%) Management Information System
8 10 (3.04%) Cyberattack
9 4 (1.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (1.22%) PKI
10 3 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.91%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.61%) CCTV
11 2 (0.61%) CESG
11 2 (0.61%) CPLD
11 2 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.61%) User Experience
11 2 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 62 (18.84%) Linux
2 39 (11.85%) Unix
3 29 (8.81%) Windows
4 17 (5.17%) Solaris
5 15 (4.56%) Windows Server
6 12 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.74%) SUSE
8 8 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.13%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.91%) CentOS
10 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.61%) AIX
11 2 (0.61%) MVS
12 1 (0.30%) HPUX
12 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (24.01%) Cybersecurity
2 66 (20.06%) Problem-Solving
3 54 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (12.16%) UML
5 35 (10.64%) Software Engineering
6 33 (10.03%) SDLC
6 33 (10.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (8.81%) Information Security
7 29 (8.81%) ITIL
7 29 (8.81%) Penetration Testing
8 28 (8.51%) Service Delivery
9 27 (8.21%) Analytics
10 23 (6.99%) DevOps
11 22 (6.69%) Configuration Management
12 20 (6.08%) Service Management
13 18 (5.47%) Creative Thinking
13 18 (5.47%) Data Protection
13 18 (5.47%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (4.86%) SIEM
15 15 (4.56%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 36 (10.94%) Java
2 34 (10.33%) C#
3 33 (10.03%) C++
4 30 (9.12%) Python
5 28 (8.51%) SQL
6 22 (6.69%) C
7 16 (4.86%) JavaScript
8 12 (3.65%) Bash Shell
9 9 (2.74%) PowerShell
10 7 (2.13%) Scala
10 7 (2.13%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.82%) Ruby
12 2 (0.61%) Assembly Language
12 2 (0.61%) Java 8
12 2 (0.61%) JCL
12 2 (0.61%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.61%) Perl
12 2 (0.61%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.61%) R
12 2 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 246 (74.77%) SC Cleared
2 58 (17.63%) Degree
3 50 (15.20%) DV Cleared
4 23 (6.99%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (6.38%) CCNP
5 21 (6.38%) CREST Certified
6 19 (5.78%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 18 (5.47%) OSCP
8 16 (4.86%) CCNA
8 16 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (4.26%) MCSA
10 13 (3.95%) JNCIA
11 11 (3.34%) Tigerscheme
12 9 (2.74%) CHECK Team Leader
12 9 (2.74%) CISSP
12 9 (2.74%) JNCIS
13 8 (2.43%) CHECK Team Member
14 7 (2.13%) CISM
14 7 (2.13%) SANS
15 6 (1.82%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (7.29%) GDPR
3 23 (6.99%) ISO 22301
4 20 (6.08%) PCI DSS
5 10 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 6 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (1.52%) SLA
8 3 (0.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.91%) QA
9 2 (0.61%) DO-254
9 2 (0.61%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.61%) NCSC
9 2 (0.61%) NIST
9 2 (0.61%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.13%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (1.52%) Firmware
6 4 (1.22%) Docker
7 3 (0.91%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.91%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.61%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.61%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 2 (0.61%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.30%) KVM
9 1 (0.30%) NFS
9 1 (0.30%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (3.95%) SELinux
2 11 (3.34%) Ansible
3 10 (3.04%) EnCase
4 9 (2.74%) Puppet
5 7 (2.13%) Terraform
6 5 (1.52%) Salt
6 5 (1.52%) SCCM
7 4 (1.22%) CSIRT
7 4 (1.22%) WSUS
8 3 (0.91%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.91%) SCOM
9 2 (0.61%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.61%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.61%) OpenView
9 2 (0.61%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.61%) ServiceCenter
10 1 (0.30%) CASB
10 1 (0.30%) Nagios
10 1 (0.30%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 39 (11.85%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.12%) Cisco
2 30 (9.12%) VMware
3 21 (6.38%) Juniper
4 15 (4.56%) Oracle
5 13 (3.95%) Fujitsu
6 8 (2.43%) CheckPoint
6 8 (2.43%) IBM
6 8 (2.43%) Palo Alto
7 5 (1.52%) F5
7 5 (1.52%) Remedy
8 4 (1.22%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.22%) McAfee
9 3 (0.91%) ArcSight
9 3 (0.91%) Fortinet
9 3 (0.91%) Meraki
9 3 (0.91%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.91%) SAP
9 3 (0.91%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.91%) Splunk