Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 85 82
Rank change year-on-year +19 -3 +16
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 340 321 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.97% 3.27% 3.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.93% 13.61% 12.21%
Number of salaries quoted 153 242 231
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% -5.00%
10th Percentile £26,150 £27,500 £19,750
90th Percentile £79,750 £71,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +3.83%

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 2,277 2,359 3,136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.55% 24.03% 26.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,509 1,872 2,298
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +37 179 £57,500 -4.17% 15
Worcestershire +10 60 £46,000 -22.03% 10
Shropshire -5 37 £45,000 -26.53% 18
Solihull - 19 £25,000 - 1
Warwickshire +42 16 £40,000 -42.86% 5
Coventry -8 13 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Staffordshire 0 7 £37,500 +25.00% 5
Herefordshire +9 3 - - 8
Walsall 0 2 - -
Wolverhampton +5 1 - -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 171 (50.29%) SC Cleared
2 118 (34.71%) Microsoft
3 111 (32.65%) ITIL
4 77 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (20.29%) Presales
6 67 (19.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 63 (18.53%) Microsoft Azure
7 63 (18.53%) Service Delivery
8 62 (18.24%) Information Security
9 60 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
10 59 (17.35%) Project Management
11 56 (16.47%) Windows
12 54 (15.88%) Active Directory
12 54 (15.88%) Microsoft Certification
13 53 (15.59%) MCSE
14 50 (14.71%) Network Security
15 48 (14.12%) Office 365
16 45 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
17 44 (12.94%) Amazon AWS
17 44 (12.94%) Service Management
18 43 (12.65%) SQL
19 42 (12.35%) ITSM
19 42 (12.35%) Data Protection
20 41 (12.06%) Enterprise Architecture
20 41 (12.06%) Cisco
21 40 (11.76%) Firewall
21 40 (11.76%) Vendor Relationship Management
22 39 (11.47%) Cisco Certification
23 38 (11.18%) Data Centre
24 36 (10.59%) GDPR

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 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.88%) NetWeaver
2 3 (0.88%) SAS
3 2 (0.59%) Apache
4 1 (0.29%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.29%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.29%) CMS
4 1 (0.29%) Confluence
4 1 (0.29%) JBoss
4 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.29%) Mule
4 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.29%) Sitefinity
4 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 60 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (7.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (5.00%) MS Visio
4 15 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (2.35%) assyst
3 7 (2.06%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.88%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.29%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 63 (18.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (14.12%) Office 365
3 44 (12.94%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (5.29%) Serverless
5 17 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (5.00%) Amazon S3
5 17 (5.00%) AWS Lambda
5 17 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (4.41%) Amazon EMR
6 15 (4.41%) Amazon Kinesis
6 15 (4.41%) Amazon SQS
7 11 (3.24%) IaaS
7 11 (3.24%) PaaS
8 5 (1.47%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.59%) Boomi
11 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.29%) Datadog
11 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 50 (14.71%) Network Security
2 40 (11.76%) Firewall
3 13 (3.82%) WAN
4 8 (2.35%) Internet
5 6 (1.76%) Junos
5 6 (1.76%) LAN
5 6 (1.76%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.76%) VPN
6 5 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (1.47%) DNS
7 4 (1.18%) BGP
7 4 (1.18%) MPLS
7 4 (1.18%) VLAN
8 3 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.59%) RIP
9 2 (0.59%) SAN
9 2 (0.59%) Wireless
10 1 (0.29%) Cisco ISE
10 1 (0.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.12%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.29%) Relational Database
3 16 (4.71%) Cosmos DB
3 16 (4.71%) RDBMS
4 15 (4.41%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (4.41%) Amazon Redshift
5 7 (2.06%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.76%) Big Data
7 3 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.88%) MySQL
7 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.59%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.29%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.29%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.29%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 13 (3.82%) Visual Studio
2 12 (3.53%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.24%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (1.76%) JUnit
4 6 (1.76%) Selenium
4 6 (1.76%) TestNG
4 6 (1.76%) WebDriver
5 3 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.29%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.29%) CMake
6 1 (0.29%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.29%) JIRA
6 1 (0.29%) Toad
6 1 (0.29%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.29%) Vagrant
General
1 35 (10.29%) Finance
2 16 (4.71%) Manufacturing
3 14 (4.12%) Law
4 12 (3.53%) Publishing
4 12 (3.53%) Retail
5 8 (2.35%) Legal
5 8 (2.35%) Marketing
6 3 (0.88%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.59%) Advertising
8 1 (0.29%) Automotive
8 1 (0.29%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 57 (16.76%) Architect
2 49 (14.41%) Analyst
3 31 (9.12%) Network Engineer
4 30 (8.82%) Consultant
5 25 (7.35%) Technical Architect
6 24 (7.06%) Lead Architect
7 22 (6.47%) Developer
8 21 (6.18%) Solutions Architect
9 20 (5.88%) Compliance Manager
9 20 (5.88%) Security Compliance Manager
9 20 (5.88%) Security Manager
10 19 (5.59%) Cloud Architect
11 17 (5.00%) Service Manager
11 17 (5.00%) Team Leader
12 16 (4.71%) Information Manager
12 16 (4.71%) Information Security Compliance Manager
12 16 (4.71%) Information Security Manager
12 16 (4.71%) Lead Solutions Architect
13 15 (4.41%) Cloud Solutions Architect
13 15 (4.41%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.71%) .NET
2 31 (9.12%) ASP.NET
3 26 (7.65%) ASP.NET Web API
4 21 (6.18%) HTML
5 19 (5.59%) Web Services
6 16 (4.71%) Entity Framework
7 15 (4.41%) .NET Framework
7 15 (4.41%) AngularJS
8 14 (4.12%) CSS
9 12 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (3.53%) Backbone.js
9 12 (3.53%) KnockoutJS
10 11 (3.24%) .NET Core
10 11 (3.24%) WCF
11 5 (1.47%) jQuery
11 5 (1.47%) NHibernate
12 4 (1.18%) EJB
12 4 (1.18%) JSON
12 4 (1.18%) RESTful
12 4 (1.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (11.18%) Data Centre
3 28 (8.24%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (6.18%) Management Information System
5 15 (4.41%) Virtual Team
6 9 (2.65%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.35%) CESG
8 7 (2.06%) Freedom of Information
8 7 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.88%) Clustering
10 3 (0.88%) Handset
10 3 (0.88%) User Experience
11 2 (0.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.59%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.59%) iPhone
11 2 (0.59%) Mobile Computing
12 1 (0.29%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.29%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.29%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 56 (16.47%) Windows
2 35 (10.29%) Windows Server
3 31 (9.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (4.12%) Linux
6 13 (3.82%) Windows 10
7 11 (3.24%) Unix
8 4 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.88%) SUSE
10 1 (0.29%) AIX
10 1 (0.29%) Android
10 1 (0.29%) CentOS
10 1 (0.29%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.29%) Solaris
10 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (32.65%) ITIL
2 77 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (20.29%) Presales
4 63 (18.53%) Service Delivery
5 62 (18.24%) Information Security
6 59 (17.35%) Project Management
7 44 (12.94%) Service Management
8 42 (12.35%) Data Protection
8 42 (12.35%) ITSM
9 41 (12.06%) Enterprise Architecture
10 40 (11.76%) Vendor Relationship Management
11 34 (10.00%) Analytics
11 34 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
12 33 (9.71%) Internal Audit
13 32 (9.41%) ITIL V3
13 32 (9.41%) Security Operations
13 32 (9.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 28 (8.24%) SIEM
15 22 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
16 21 (6.18%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 43 (12.65%) SQL
2 34 (10.00%) Java
3 19 (5.59%) PowerShell
4 18 (5.29%) C#
4 18 (5.29%) JavaScript
4 18 (5.29%) PL/SQL
5 17 (5.00%) Python
6 16 (4.71%) Shell Script
7 15 (4.41%) Scala
8 11 (3.24%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.18%) C++
10 3 (0.88%) ABAP
10 3 (0.88%) C
11 1 (0.29%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.29%) Java 8
11 1 (0.29%) VB
11 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 171 (50.29%) SC Cleared
2 54 (15.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (15.59%) MCSE
4 39 (11.47%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (9.71%) Degree
6 27 (7.94%) CCNP
7 25 (7.35%) CISSP
7 25 (7.35%) MCP
8 24 (7.06%) CISM
8 24 (7.06%) DV Cleared
9 21 (6.18%) MCSA
10 19 (5.59%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (5.00%) CCNA
12 16 (4.71%) CCDP
13 15 (4.41%) ISEB
14 8 (2.35%) CISA
14 8 (2.35%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (1.47%) BC Cleared
15 5 (1.47%) CREST Certified
15 5 (1.47%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (19.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (10.59%) GDPR
3 28 (8.24%) Cyber Essentials
4 24 (7.06%) PCI DSS
5 23 (6.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 20 (5.88%) SLA
7 12 (3.53%) QA
8 7 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (1.47%) ISO 9001
9 5 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 4 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.59%) PMO
12 1 (0.29%) IASME
System Software
1 54 (15.88%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.24%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.18%) Firmware
4 4 (1.18%) Snort
5 3 (0.88%) Docker
6 2 (0.59%) GFS2
6 2 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (2.65%) WSUS
2 8 (2.35%) SCCM
3 3 (0.88%) Ansible
3 3 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.88%) Puppet
3 3 (0.88%) SCOM
3 3 (0.88%) Terraform
4 2 (0.59%) EnCase
4 2 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.59%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.59%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.59%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.29%) Packer
5 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 118 (34.71%) Microsoft
2 41 (12.06%) Cisco
3 22 (6.47%) CheckPoint
3 22 (6.47%) Citrix
4 20 (5.88%) F5
5 18 (5.29%) Nokia
6 17 (5.00%) Oracle
6 17 (5.00%) SAP
7 12 (3.53%) Remedy
8 10 (2.94%) ServiceNow
9 9 (2.65%) Juniper
10 7 (2.06%) VMware
11 5 (1.47%) CA
12 4 (1.18%) ArcSight
12 4 (1.18%) LogRhythm
12 4 (1.18%) McAfee
13 3 (0.88%) Cellebrite
13 3 (0.88%) Fortinet
13 3 (0.88%) MuleSoft
13 3 (0.88%) Splunk