Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 79 107
Rank change year-on-year -3 +28 -67
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 352 395 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.49% 3.49% 2.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.81% 13.23% 10.13%
Number of salaries quoted 246 225 251
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% - -20.83%
10th Percentile £27,400 £21,925 £21,346
90th Percentile £71,500 £73,750 £71,250
England median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.11% +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 2377 2985 2753
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.54% 26.39% 25.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1829 2184 2188
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,000 £65,480
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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -36 131 £60,000 +11.63% 11
Shropshire +31 66 £61,250 +184.88% 4
Coventry +48 55 £51,500 +21.89% 5
Worcestershire +28 50 £60,000 +14.29% 6
Staffordshire -14 15 £29,750 -5.56%
Wolverhampton +2 10 £70,000 +225.58% 5
Warwickshire -18 8 £70,000 +40.00% 1
Solihull -2 4 - -
Herefordshire -9 4 £55,000 +22.22%
Walsall +2 2 £70,000 +122.22%
West Bromwich -1 1 £42,500 +3.03%
Halesowen - 1 £40,000 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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.

1 206 (58.52%) SC Cleared
2 132 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (25.85%) ITIL
4 81 (23.01%) Microsoft
5 78 (22.16%) Puppet
6 62 (17.61%) Docker
7 61 (17.33%) Java
8 59 (16.76%) Ansible
9 58 (16.48%) JavaScript
10 55 (15.63%) Windows
10 55 (15.63%) Jenkins
11 52 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
12 51 (14.49%) Oracle
13 50 (14.20%) Microsoft Azure
13 50 (14.20%) DV Cleared
13 50 (14.20%) Cybersecurity
14 42 (11.93%) Presales
15 41 (11.65%) Finance
15 41 (11.65%) Scrum
16 40 (11.36%) Active Directory
16 40 (11.36%) Spring
16 40 (11.36%) REST
17 39 (11.08%) Service Delivery
18 38 (10.80%) CISSP
18 38 (10.80%) SOAP
19 37 (10.51%) HTML
19 37 (10.51%) SDLC
20 36 (10.23%) Mentoring
20 36 (10.23%) MySQL
20 36 (10.23%) Hibernate

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 24 (6.82%) Confluence
2 19 (5.40%) Documentum
2 19 (5.40%) Tomcat
3 16 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 13 (3.69%) Apache
5 12 (3.41%) WebLogic
6 8 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.70%) JBoss
7 6 (1.70%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.70%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.42%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.14%) Amazon Alexa
10 3 (0.85%) IIS
11 1 (0.28%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.14%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (3.41%) assyst
2 11 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (1.99%) SAP HCM
3 7 (1.99%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (1.70%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 3 (0.85%) Maximo
6 2 (0.57%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.28%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 50 (14.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (5.40%) Office 365
4 13 (3.69%) SuccessFactors
5 7 (1.99%) GitHub
6 4 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.85%) IaaS
7 3 (0.85%) PaaS
8 2 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.57%) Datadog
8 2 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.28%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.28%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 1 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.25%) Internet
1 22 (6.25%) Network Security
2 20 (5.68%) Firewall
3 19 (5.40%) DNS
4 14 (3.98%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.42%) BGP
5 5 (1.42%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.42%) MPLS
5 5 (1.42%) OSPF
5 5 (1.42%) SAN
6 4 (1.14%) WAN
7 3 (0.85%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.85%) HTTP
7 3 (0.85%) KiloStream
7 3 (0.85%) SMTP
7 3 (0.85%) SNMP
7 3 (0.85%) TETRA
7 3 (0.85%) VPN
7 3 (0.85%) Wireless
8 2 (0.57%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.23%) MySQL
1 36 (10.23%) PostgreSQL
2 29 (8.24%) NoSQL
3 18 (5.11%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.70%) MariaDB
5 6 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.42%) DB2
7 4 (1.14%) MarkLogic
7 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.85%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.85%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.57%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 55 (15.63%) Jenkins
2 36 (10.23%) Maven
3 31 (8.81%) JIRA
4 24 (6.82%) Subversion
4 24 (6.82%) TeamCity
5 20 (5.68%) Selenium
6 12 (3.41%) Git (software)
7 5 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.42%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.14%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (1.14%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (0.85%) Toad
9 3 (0.85%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.57%) MSTest
10 2 (0.57%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.57%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.28%) DbUnit
11 1 (0.28%) Mockito
General
1 41 (11.65%) Finance
2 14 (3.98%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.84%) Publishing
3 10 (2.84%) Retail
4 8 (2.27%) Legal
4 8 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.70%) Electronics
6 5 (1.42%) Marketing
7 3 (0.85%) Military
8 2 (0.57%) Billing
Job Titles
1 66 (18.75%) Analyst
2 57 (16.19%) Developer
3 49 (13.92%) Architect
4 43 (12.22%) Consultant
5 34 (9.66%) Java Developer
6 17 (4.83%) Security Analyst
7 16 (4.55%) Security Architect
7 16 (4.55%) Service Analyst
8 15 (4.26%) SAP Consultant
8 15 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (3.98%) Security Solutions Architect
9 14 (3.98%) Support Analyst
10 12 (3.41%) Lead Architect
10 12 (3.41%) Pega Architect
10 12 (3.41%) Security Consultant
10 12 (3.41%) Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (3.41%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (3.13%) Administrator
12 10 (2.84%) Applications Consultant
13 9 (2.56%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (11.36%) REST
1 40 (11.36%) Spring
2 38 (10.80%) SOAP
3 37 (10.51%) HTML
4 36 (10.23%) Hibernate
5 30 (8.52%) AngularJS
6 22 (6.25%) Web Services
7 19 (5.40%) Middleware
8 16 (4.55%) JPA
9 14 (3.98%) Spring MVC
10 13 (3.69%) CSS
11 12 (3.41%) Elastic Stack
12 10 (2.84%) J2EE
13 7 (1.99%) JSON
13 7 (1.99%) Node.js
13 7 (1.99%) XML
14 5 (1.42%) SAP XI
15 4 (1.14%) MSMQ
15 4 (1.14%) XSD
15 4 (1.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 52 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (7.10%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 20 (5.68%) Data Centre
4 20 (5.68%) Public Cloud
5 12 (3.41%) Cyber Attack
6 8 (2.27%) Freedom of Information
7 6 (1.70%) CMDB
7 6 (1.70%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.70%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.42%) PKI
9 4 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.14%) Robotics
10 3 (0.85%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.85%) ASIC
10 3 (0.85%) CPLD
10 3 (0.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 3 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.85%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.85%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 55 (15.63%) Windows
2 23 (6.53%) Linux
3 16 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 15 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (3.98%) Windows 10
6 12 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (2.84%) Unix
7 10 (2.84%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.70%) Android
9 4 (1.14%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.57%) CentOS
11 2 (0.57%) DC/OS
11 2 (0.57%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (25.85%) ITIL
3 50 (14.20%) Cybersecurity
4 42 (11.93%) Presales
5 41 (11.65%) Scrum
6 39 (11.08%) Service Delivery
7 37 (10.51%) SDLC
8 36 (10.23%) Kanban
8 36 (10.23%) Mentoring
9 34 (9.66%) Analytics
10 33 (9.38%) Collaborative Working
11 31 (8.81%) IT Strategy
11 31 (8.81%) Risk Management
11 31 (8.81%) Test Automation
12 29 (8.24%) Business Analysis
12 29 (8.24%) Enterprise Architecture
12 29 (8.24%) Project Management
13 28 (7.95%) SIEM
13 28 (7.95%) TDD
13 28 (7.95%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 61 (17.33%) Java
2 58 (16.48%) JavaScript
3 27 (7.67%) PHP
4 24 (6.82%) SQL
5 13 (3.69%) C
6 10 (2.84%) C#
7 9 (2.56%) Python
8 7 (1.99%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.70%) C++
10 5 (1.42%) ABAP
11 4 (1.14%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.14%) SPARQL
11 4 (1.14%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.14%) XPath
11 4 (1.14%) XQuery
12 3 (0.85%) Assembly Language
12 3 (0.85%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.85%) Perl
13 2 (0.57%) Scala
13 2 (0.57%) XAML
Qualifications
1 206 (58.52%) SC Cleared
2 50 (14.20%) DV Cleared
3 38 (10.80%) CISSP
4 36 (10.23%) Degree
5 29 (8.24%) CISM
6 22 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (5.68%) MCSE
8 17 (4.83%) CESG Certified Professional
9 12 (3.41%) Citrix Certification
9 12 (3.41%) MCP
10 11 (3.13%) ISEB
11 9 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (2.56%) CREST Certified
12 8 (2.27%) CEH
12 8 (2.27%) PhD
13 7 (1.99%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (1.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (1.70%) OCP
14 6 (1.70%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.52%) SLA
2 21 (5.97%) Disclosure Scotland
3 19 (5.40%) Cyber Essentials
4 17 (4.83%) GDPR
5 9 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (1.70%) NIST 800
7 4 (1.14%) PCI DSS
7 4 (1.14%) QA
8 3 (0.85%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.85%) PMO
9 2 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.28%) GPG13
10 1 (0.28%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 62 (17.61%) Docker
2 40 (11.36%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.42%) Firmware
5 5 (1.42%) vSphere
6 4 (1.14%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.57%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.28%) Xen
8 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 78 (22.16%) Puppet
2 59 (16.76%) Ansible
3 27 (7.67%) Terraform
4 17 (4.83%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.56%) Grafana
5 9 (2.56%) QRadar
6 7 (1.99%) Kubernetes
6 7 (1.99%) ZABBIX
7 4 (1.14%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (1.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (1.14%) SCCM
7 4 (1.14%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.85%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.85%) SCOM
9 2 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.57%) Packer
10 1 (0.28%) Mesos
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 81 (23.01%) Microsoft
2 51 (14.49%) Oracle
3 28 (7.95%) VMware
4 24 (6.82%) EMC
5 21 (5.97%) SAP
6 19 (5.40%) Pega
7 16 (4.55%) IBM
7 16 (4.55%) Remedy
7 16 (4.55%) Splunk
8 14 (3.98%) Cisco
9 10 (2.84%) ServiceNow
9 10 (2.84%) Sun
10 6 (1.70%) PeopleSoft
11 5 (1.42%) Citrix
12 4 (1.14%) Apple
12 4 (1.14%) BMC
12 4 (1.14%) LANDesk
12 4 (1.14%) New Relic
12 4 (1.14%) Talend
12 4 (1.14%) Veeam