Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 82 131
Rank change year-on-year +50 +49 -52
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 513 315 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.63% 3.35% 2.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.69% 12.69% 9.17%
Number of salaries quoted 240 150 159
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £28,250 £23,600
90th Percentile £77,750 £78,875 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.47% +5.56% -5.26%

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 2,261 2,482 2,345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.20% 26.37% 23.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,540 1,594 1,835
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.15% +8.75% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £71,000 £68,750 £61,150
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.26%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 +36 209 £46,250 -31.48% 9
Birmingham +20 153 £60,000 +4.35% 19
Solihull +31 50 £35,000 - 4
Warwickshire +10 29 £42,500 +8.97% 6
Staffordshire +34 24 £44,500 +67.92% 3
Shropshire -26 13 £67,500 +68.75% 5
Coventry -7 1 £47,500 -9.52% 2
Herefordshire -15 1 - -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 376 (73.29%) SC Cleared
2 143 (27.88%) Analytical Skills
3 134 (26.12%) Problem-Solving
4 113 (22.03%) Degree
5 90 (17.54%) UML
6 85 (16.57%) Microsoft
7 84 (16.37%) DV Cleared
8 83 (16.18%) C++
9 82 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
10 76 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
11 73 (14.23%) Cybersecurity
12 72 (14.04%) SDLC
13 71 (13.84%) ITIL
14 68 (13.26%) C#
15 66 (12.87%) Software Engineering
16 65 (12.67%) Amazon AWS
17 64 (12.48%) Linux
18 58 (11.31%) Service Delivery
19 56 (10.92%) Java
20 52 (10.14%) .NET
21 51 (9.94%) GDPR
22 50 (9.75%) Windows
23 49 (9.55%) Data Protection
23 49 (9.55%) Enterprise Architecture
24 47 (9.16%) Creative Thinking
25 46 (8.97%) Customer Requirements
26 44 (8.58%) Analytics
27 43 (8.38%) Unix
27 43 (8.38%) C
28 42 (8.19%) Project Management

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 14 (2.73%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.75%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.36%) Apache
3 7 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.17%) Umbraco
5 5 (0.97%) Apache Solr
6 4 (0.78%) SAS
7 2 (0.39%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.39%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.19%) Confluence
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.39%) assyst
2 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.39%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.19%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 76 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (12.67%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (7.21%) Office 365
4 13 (2.53%) Azure Stack
5 11 (2.14%) PaaS
6 10 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (1.75%) IaaS
8 8 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (1.56%) Serverless
9 7 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (1.36%) SaaS
10 6 (1.17%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.78%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.78%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.58%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 3 (0.58%) Power Platform
14 2 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.43%) Firewall
2 31 (6.04%) Network Security
3 29 (5.65%) WAN
4 15 (2.92%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (1.95%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.95%) Wireless
6 9 (1.75%) Internet
6 9 (1.75%) VLAN
7 8 (1.56%) HTTP
7 8 (1.56%) Junos
8 7 (1.36%) LAN
8 7 (1.36%) MPLS
8 7 (1.36%) NetScaler
8 7 (1.36%) VPN
9 6 (1.17%) BGP
9 6 (1.17%) RSVP
9 6 (1.17%) SMTP
9 6 (1.17%) SNMP
10 5 (0.97%) Intelligent Network
11 4 (0.78%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.82%) Big Data
2 33 (6.43%) SQL Server
3 16 (3.12%) Hadoop
4 11 (2.14%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.75%) MySQL
6 7 (1.36%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (1.17%) Amazon Redshift
7 6 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (0.97%) Apache Accumulo
8 5 (0.97%) IBM InfoSphere
8 5 (0.97%) Neo4j
8 5 (0.97%) OrientDB
9 4 (0.78%) Cosmos DB
9 4 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.78%) Qlik Sense
9 4 (0.78%) QlikView
9 4 (0.78%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.58%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 37 (7.21%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (1.95%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.95%) Selenium
2 10 (1.95%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.75%) Cucumber
3 9 (1.75%) JMeter
4 8 (1.56%) LoadRunner
4 8 (1.56%) NeoLoad
4 8 (1.56%) SilkPerformer
4 8 (1.56%) WebDriver
5 7 (1.36%) JIRA
6 6 (1.17%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.17%) Maven
6 6 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.97%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.58%) DbUnit
8 3 (0.58%) jMock
8 3 (0.58%) Mockito
8 3 (0.58%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.58%) SonarQube
General
1 40 (7.80%) Aerospace
2 28 (5.46%) Electronics
3 24 (4.68%) Finance
4 12 (2.34%) Advertising
4 12 (2.34%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.14%) Marketing
6 7 (1.36%) Military
7 4 (0.78%) Legal
8 3 (0.58%) Games
9 2 (0.39%) Law
9 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.19%) Automotive
10 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 103 (20.08%) Developer
2 74 (14.42%) Architect
3 55 (10.72%) Software Engineer
4 47 (9.16%) Analyst
5 37 (7.21%) Consultant
6 31 (6.04%) Solutions Architect
7 29 (5.65%) C# Developer
7 29 (5.65%) Embedded Engineer
7 29 (5.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 26 (5.07%) Security Consultant
9 24 (4.68%) .NET Developer
10 23 (4.48%) Cloud Architect
11 22 (4.29%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 22 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 20 (3.90%) Lead Architect
12 20 (3.90%) Network Engineer
13 19 (3.70%) C++ Developer
13 19 (3.70%) Lead Cloud Architect
14 17 (3.31%) ASP.NET Developer
15 16 (3.12%) Cloud Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (10.14%) .NET
2 37 (7.21%) ASP.NET
3 34 (6.63%) Web Services
4 29 (5.65%) HTML
5 21 (4.09%) CSS
6 16 (3.12%) jQuery
7 12 (2.34%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (2.14%) .NET Framework
8 11 (2.14%) Entity Framework
9 10 (1.95%) JSON
10 9 (1.75%) RESTful
10 9 (1.75%) Spring
11 8 (1.56%) AngularJS
12 7 (1.36%) Gherkin
12 7 (1.36%) React
13 6 (1.17%) Kafka
13 6 (1.17%) Node.js
14 5 (0.97%) Natural Language Processing
14 5 (0.97%) ZeroMQ
15 4 (0.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 143 (27.88%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (7.80%) Algorithms
3 38 (7.41%) Cyberattack
4 32 (6.24%) VHDL
5 30 (5.85%) Driving Licence
6 24 (4.68%) Data Centre
7 16 (3.12%) Management Information System
8 14 (2.73%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (2.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 11 (2.14%) Security Operations Centre
10 11 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
11 9 (1.75%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 5 (0.97%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
15 3 (0.58%) ASIC
15 3 (0.58%) CPLD
15 3 (0.58%) Fibre Optics
16 2 (0.39%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 64 (12.48%) Linux
2 50 (9.75%) Windows
3 43 (8.38%) Unix
4 24 (4.68%) Windows Server
5 21 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.14%) Solaris
6 11 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.17%) CentOS
7 6 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.39%) AIX
8 2 (0.39%) DC/OS
8 2 (0.39%) MVS
8 2 (0.39%) SUSE
8 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (26.12%) Problem-Solving
2 90 (17.54%) UML
3 82 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (14.23%) Cybersecurity
5 72 (14.04%) SDLC
6 71 (13.84%) ITIL
7 66 (12.87%) Software Engineering
8 58 (11.31%) Service Delivery
9 49 (9.55%) Data Protection
9 49 (9.55%) Enterprise Architecture
10 47 (9.16%) Creative Thinking
11 46 (8.97%) Customer Requirements
12 44 (8.58%) Analytics
13 42 (8.19%) Information Security
13 42 (8.19%) Project Management
13 42 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
14 41 (7.99%) Presales
14 41 (7.99%) Service Management
15 40 (7.80%) Analytical Thinking
15 40 (7.80%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (16.18%) C++
2 68 (13.26%) C#
3 56 (10.92%) Java
4 43 (8.38%) C
5 41 (7.99%) SQL
6 35 (6.82%) Python
7 33 (6.43%) JavaScript
8 20 (3.90%) PowerShell
9 18 (3.51%) Scala
10 13 (2.53%) PL/SQL
11 12 (2.34%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.36%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.78%) Java 8
13 4 (0.78%) R
14 3 (0.58%) Assembly Language
14 3 (0.58%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.39%) JCL
16 1 (0.19%) Perl
16 1 (0.19%) PHP
16 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 376 (73.29%) SC Cleared
2 113 (22.03%) Degree
3 84 (16.37%) DV Cleared
4 25 (4.87%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (3.70%) CCNA
6 18 (3.51%) CCNP
6 18 (3.51%) CISSP
7 16 (3.12%) CISM
8 15 (2.92%) CREST Certified
9 14 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (2.34%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 12 (2.34%) JNCIA
10 12 (2.34%) JNCIS
10 12 (2.34%) MCSE
11 8 (1.56%) APMG
11 8 (1.56%) APMP
11 8 (1.56%) AWS Certification
11 8 (1.56%) CESG Certified Professional
11 8 (1.56%) HNC
11 8 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (9.94%) GDPR
2 27 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.92%) PCI DSS
3 15 (2.92%) QA
3 15 (2.92%) SLA
4 14 (2.73%) ISO 22301
4 14 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 3 (0.58%) DO-254
5 3 (0.58%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.39%) NIST
6 2 (0.39%) PMO
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.19%) NCSC
System Software
1 40 (7.80%) Active Directory
2 29 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.51%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.95%) BitLocker
4 10 (1.95%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (1.56%) Firmware
5 8 (1.56%) VMware NSX
5 8 (1.56%) vSphere
6 7 (1.36%) Docker
7 6 (1.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (1.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 6 (1.17%) XenApp
7 6 (1.17%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.39%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 2 (0.39%) Time Sharing Option
9 2 (0.39%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.19%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.19%) UAG
Systems Management
1 29 (5.65%) SELinux
2 15 (2.92%) EnCase
3 12 (2.34%) SCOM
4 11 (2.14%) Ansible
4 11 (2.14%) SCCM
5 10 (1.95%) SCVMM
6 9 (1.75%) Puppet
7 8 (1.56%) Terraform
8 7 (1.36%) MIIS
9 6 (1.17%) XenMobile
10 5 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.97%) Salt
11 3 (0.58%) OpenView
12 2 (0.39%) BladeLogic
12 2 (0.39%) Kubernetes
12 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.39%) QRadar
12 2 (0.39%) ServiceCenter
12 2 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 85 (16.57%) Microsoft
2 40 (7.80%) Cisco
3 35 (6.82%) VMware
4 22 (4.29%) Juniper
5 20 (3.90%) Oracle
6 14 (2.73%) Citrix
7 12 (2.34%) McAfee
8 11 (2.14%) IBM
9 10 (1.95%) Meraki
10 8 (1.56%) HP
11 7 (1.36%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.97%) Aruba
13 4 (0.78%) Fujitsu
14 3 (0.58%) ArcSight
14 3 (0.58%) BMC
14 3 (0.58%) Cloudera
14 3 (0.58%) F5
14 3 (0.58%) Palo Alto
14 3 (0.58%) Splunk
14 3 (0.58%) Tableau