Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 112 78
Rank change year-on-year +39 -34 +8
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 338 272 402
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.73% 2.71% 3.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.71% 11.29% 12.42%
Number of salaries quoted 149 214 264
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £47,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +15.18% -20.42%
10th Percentile £28,250 £24,300 £19,750
90th Percentile £79,000 £71,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% -

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 2,466 2,410 3,238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.22% 24.04% 27.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,576 1,928 2,366
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,545 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.29% +1.36% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,863 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +30 183 £57,500 -4.17% 19
Shropshire 0 38 £50,000 -18.37% 3
Worcestershire +8 34 £39,000 -29.09% 11
Warwickshire +48 23 £40,000 -3.03% 6
Coventry +24 21 £50,000 -2.91% 1
Solihull - 21 £25,000 - 4
Wolverhampton -6 4 £33,750 -10.00%
Herefordshire +20 2 - - 6
Walsall +2 2 - -
Staffordshire -12 1 £26,500 -10.17% 5
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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.

1 186 (55.03%) SC Cleared
2 105 (31.07%) Microsoft
3 102 (30.18%) ITIL
4 90 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (18.93%) Microsoft Azure
6 63 (18.64%) Active Directory
7 60 (17.75%) Presales
8 58 (17.16%) Windows
9 57 (16.86%) Service Delivery
9 57 (16.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 53 (15.68%) Project Management
11 51 (15.09%) Information Security
12 49 (14.50%) Analytical Skills
13 47 (13.91%) SQL
14 46 (13.61%) Microsoft Certification
15 44 (13.02%) MCSE
16 43 (12.72%) Service Management
17 42 (12.43%) Cisco
18 41 (12.13%) Office 365
19 39 (11.54%) ITIL V3
19 39 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
19 39 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
20 38 (11.24%) Network Security
21 37 (10.95%) .NET
22 36 (10.65%) Firewall
22 36 (10.65%) Data Centre
23 34 (10.06%) Degree
23 34 (10.06%) Analytics
23 34 (10.06%) Amazon AWS
24 32 (9.47%) Customer Requirements

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 15 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.55%) Apache
3 6 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.89%) NetWeaver
5 2 (0.59%) Confluence
5 2 (0.59%) SAS
5 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.30%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.30%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.30%) CMS
6 1 (0.30%) JBoss
6 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.30%) Mule
6 1 (0.30%) nginx
6 1 (0.30%) Sitefinity
6 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 39 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (5.92%) MS Visio
3 16 (4.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (2.07%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (4.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.37%) assyst
3 7 (2.07%) Sentinel
4 6 (1.78%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.89%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 64 (18.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (12.13%) Office 365
3 34 (10.06%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (5.03%) IaaS
4 17 (5.03%) PaaS
5 14 (4.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (3.55%) Serverless
7 9 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (2.66%) Amazon S3
7 9 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (2.66%) Boomi
8 7 (2.07%) Amazon EMR
8 7 (2.07%) Amazon Kinesis
8 7 (2.07%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (1.48%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.59%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 38 (11.24%) Network Security
2 36 (10.65%) Firewall
3 11 (3.25%) WAN
4 9 (2.66%) DNS
5 7 (2.07%) Internet
5 7 (2.07%) VPN
6 5 (1.48%) Junos
6 5 (1.48%) LAN
7 4 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.18%) VLAN
8 3 (0.89%) 2G
8 3 (0.89%) 3G
8 3 (0.89%) 4G
8 3 (0.89%) BGP
8 3 (0.89%) LTE
8 3 (0.89%) MPLS
8 3 (0.89%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.59%) RIP
9 2 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.85%) Cosmos DB
3 12 (3.55%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.37%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (2.37%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.07%) Amazon Redshift
6 7 (2.07%) Data Lake
6 7 (2.07%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.78%) Power BI
7 6 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.18%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.18%) MySQL
9 3 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.89%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.59%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (7.10%) Visual Studio
2 20 (5.92%) Git (software)
3 17 (5.03%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (1.48%) JUnit
4 5 (1.48%) Selenium
4 5 (1.48%) TestNG
4 5 (1.48%) WebDriver
5 3 (0.89%) Subversion
5 3 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.59%) JIRA
7 1 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.30%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.30%) GoCD
7 1 (0.30%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.30%) Toad
7 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (6.51%) Finance
2 17 (5.03%) Manufacturing
3 14 (4.14%) Law
3 14 (4.14%) Publishing
3 14 (4.14%) Retail
4 11 (3.25%) Legal
5 10 (2.96%) Marketing
6 8 (2.37%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.48%) Advertising
8 1 (0.30%) Automotive
8 1 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 52 (15.38%) Analyst
2 50 (14.79%) Architect
3 43 (12.72%) Consultant
4 35 (10.36%) Developer
5 32 (9.47%) Network Engineer
6 21 (6.21%) Security Manager
6 21 (6.21%) Technical Architect
7 20 (5.92%) Compliance Manager
7 20 (5.92%) Security Compliance Manager
8 18 (5.33%) Lead Architect
9 16 (4.73%) Business Analyst
9 16 (4.73%) Cloud Architect
10 15 (4.44%) Information Manager
10 15 (4.44%) Information Security Manager
10 15 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (4.14%) Information Security Compliance Manager
12 13 (3.85%) Service Analyst
12 13 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
12 13 (3.85%) Software Developer
13 10 (2.96%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.95%) .NET
2 26 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 25 (7.40%) ASP.NET
4 24 (7.10%) ASP.NET Web API
4 24 (7.10%) HTML
5 20 (5.92%) .NET Framework
5 20 (5.92%) Entity Framework
6 18 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (5.33%) CSS
7 16 (4.73%) Backbone.js
7 16 (4.73%) KnockoutJS
7 16 (4.73%) Web Services
8 15 (4.44%) .NET Core
8 15 (4.44%) WCF
9 11 (3.25%) EJB
9 11 (3.25%) JSON
10 10 (2.96%) REST
11 9 (2.66%) JMS
11 9 (2.66%) Servlets
11 9 (2.66%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (14.50%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (10.65%) Data Centre
3 32 (9.47%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (6.80%) Management Information System
5 15 (4.44%) Virtual Team
6 10 (2.96%) User Experience
7 9 (2.66%) Clustering
7 9 (2.66%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.37%) CESG
9 7 (2.07%) Freedom of Information
9 7 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.78%) Graphic Design
10 6 (1.78%) iPhone
11 5 (1.48%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.48%) Replication
12 4 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.89%) Handset
14 2 (0.59%) Driving Licence
14 2 (0.59%) FlexPod
15 1 (0.30%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 58 (17.16%) Windows
2 29 (8.58%) Windows Server
3 26 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (3.55%) Windows 10
6 9 (2.66%) Linux
7 6 (1.78%) Unix
8 4 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.89%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.89%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.59%) CentOS
10 2 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.59%) SUSE
10 2 (0.59%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.30%) Android
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (30.18%) ITIL
2 90 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (17.75%) Presales
4 57 (16.86%) Service Delivery
5 53 (15.68%) Project Management
6 51 (15.09%) Information Security
7 43 (12.72%) Service Management
8 39 (11.54%) ITIL V3
9 34 (10.06%) Analytics
10 32 (9.47%) Customer Requirements
11 29 (8.58%) Data Protection
11 29 (8.58%) ITSM
12 28 (8.28%) Enterprise Architecture
12 28 (8.28%) Vendor Relationship Management
13 27 (7.99%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (7.40%) Continuous Improvement
15 23 (6.80%) SIEM
16 21 (6.21%) Change Management
16 21 (6.21%) CRM
16 21 (6.21%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 47 (13.91%) SQL
2 30 (8.88%) Java
3 28 (8.28%) C#
4 26 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 24 (7.10%) JavaScript
6 23 (6.80%) PowerShell
7 12 (3.55%) Python
8 9 (2.66%) Scala
8 9 (2.66%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.07%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.48%) C
11 3 (0.89%) ABAP
11 3 (0.89%) Ruby
12 1 (0.30%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.30%) C++
12 1 (0.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.30%) Perl
12 1 (0.30%) VB
12 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 186 (55.03%) SC Cleared
2 46 (13.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (13.02%) MCSE
4 39 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (10.06%) Degree
6 29 (8.58%) CCNP
7 24 (7.10%) CISSP
8 23 (6.80%) CISM
9 21 (6.21%) MCP
10 20 (5.92%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (5.03%) CCDP
11 17 (5.03%) CCNA
11 17 (5.03%) DV Cleared
12 12 (3.55%) MCSA
13 10 (2.96%) Citrix Certification
14 9 (2.66%) CISA
15 6 (1.78%) ISEB
16 5 (1.48%) BC Cleared
16 5 (1.48%) DBS Check
17 4 (1.18%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (16.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (7.99%) Cyber Essentials
3 24 (7.10%) GDPR
4 23 (6.80%) PCI DSS
5 21 (6.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 12 (3.55%) SLA
7 11 (3.25%) QA
8 8 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 7 (2.07%) ISO 9001
10 6 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 5 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 17025
12 3 (0.89%) PMO
System Software
1 63 (18.64%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.37%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.78%) Firmware
4 3 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.59%) GFS2
5 2 (0.59%) iptables
5 2 (0.59%) Squid
6 1 (0.30%) Docker
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (2.37%) WSUS
2 6 (1.78%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (1.48%) Failover Clustering
3 5 (1.48%) SCCM
4 3 (0.89%) Ansible
4 3 (0.89%) SCOM
4 3 (0.89%) Terraform
5 2 (0.59%) EnCase
5 2 (0.59%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.59%) Nagios
5 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.59%) Puppet
5 2 (0.59%) SELinux
6 1 (0.30%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.30%) QRadar
6 1 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 105 (31.07%) Microsoft
2 42 (12.43%) Cisco
3 24 (7.10%) CheckPoint
4 23 (6.80%) F5
4 23 (6.80%) SAP
5 21 (6.21%) Citrix
5 21 (6.21%) Nokia
6 16 (4.73%) ServiceNow
7 10 (2.96%) MuleSoft
7 10 (2.96%) Oracle
8 9 (2.66%) Juniper
9 8 (2.37%) Remedy
10 6 (1.78%) VMware
11 5 (1.48%) CA
12 4 (1.18%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.89%) Cellebrite
13 3 (0.89%) Splunk
13 3 (0.89%) Tableau
14 2 (0.59%) Cloudera
14 2 (0.59%) Meraki