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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Clearance
England / West Midlands
Rank 130 76 67
Rank change year-on-year -54 -9  
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 77 211 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.65% 3.43% 3.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.14% 12.57% 14.41%
Number of salaries quoted 53 143 139
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - -3.22%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1078 1679 1332
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.09% 27.31% 26.32%
Number of salaries quoted 835 1277 1059
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -44 31 £47,500 -2.56% 7
Worcestershire 0 12 £56,000 +31.76% 2
Warwickshire +28 11 £45,000 +52.54% 2
Staffordshire +9 8 £31,250 +4.16% 1
Herefordshire -12 8 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Coventry +7 3 £32,500 -51.85%
Shropshire +2 3 £30,000 -36.84% 5
West Bromwich +2 2 £37,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £37,500 -
Security Cleared
England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 179 (73.36%) SC Cleared
2 74 (30.33%) Microsoft
3 67 (27.46%) ITIL
4 60 (24.59%) Data Centre
5 56 (22.95%) PCI DSS
6 52 (21.31%) Continuous Improvement
7 48 (19.67%) Firewall
8 47 (19.26%) MS Excel
9 46 (18.85%) Service Delivery
10 43 (17.62%) CISSP
11 42 (17.21%) Presales
12 41 (16.80%) Information Security
13 40 (16.39%) VMware
14 39 (15.98%) Management Information System
14 39 (15.98%) Windows
14 39 (15.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 38 (15.57%) CISM
16 37 (15.16%) Risk Management
17 36 (14.75%) DNS
18 35 (14.34%) Linux
19 33 (13.52%) Project Management
19 33 (13.52%) Risk Assessment
19 33 (13.52%) SIEM
20 32 (13.11%) Active Directory
21 31 (12.70%) ITIL Certification
21 31 (12.70%) LAN
21 31 (12.70%) Data Protection
22 30 (12.30%) SQL
22 30 (12.30%) Cyber Essentials
23 29 (11.89%) Analytical Skills

Security Cleared
Top Related 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 22 (9.02%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.15%) IIS
3 7 (2.87%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (2.87%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (2.05%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.23%) Confluence
6 3 (1.23%) Documentum
7 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.82%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.41%) CICS
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 47 (19.26%) MS Excel
2 20 (8.20%) MS Office
3 8 (3.28%) MS Project
4 5 (2.05%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.23%) InfoPath
5 3 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (11.48%) Sentinel
2 14 (5.74%) assyst
2 14 (5.74%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.41%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.41%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.48%) Office 365
2 13 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.23%) PaaS
7 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.41%) IaaS
7 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (19.67%) Firewall
2 36 (14.75%) DNS
3 31 (12.70%) LAN
4 28 (11.48%) WAN
5 24 (9.84%) Network Security
6 23 (9.43%) MPLS
6 23 (9.43%) OSPF
7 21 (8.61%) DHCP
8 20 (8.20%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (8.20%) Cisco IOS
9 19 (7.79%) BGP-4
9 19 (7.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 19 (7.79%) DMVPN
9 19 (7.79%) HSRP
9 19 (7.79%) IPv6
10 15 (6.15%) SSL
11 10 (4.10%) ADSL
11 10 (4.10%) ISDN
11 10 (4.10%) PSTN
11 10 (4.10%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.87%) Big Data
3 5 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (0.82%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.82%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.41%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 16 (6.56%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.51%) Maven
3 8 (3.28%) DbUnit
3 8 (3.28%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.28%) jMock
3 8 (3.28%) JUnit
3 8 (3.28%) Mockito
3 8 (3.28%) SonarQube
4 7 (2.87%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.64%) Selenium
6 3 (1.23%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.23%) JIRA
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.41%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.41%) Subversion
7 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (11.07%) Finance
2 20 (8.20%) Publishing
3 6 (2.46%) Retail
4 5 (2.05%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.23%) Legal
5 3 (1.23%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.82%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
7 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.41%) Electronics
7 1 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (10.25%) Analyst
2 24 (9.84%) Developer
3 20 (8.20%) Network Engineer
4 19 (7.79%) Cisco Engineer
4 19 (7.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 18 (7.38%) Architect
6 15 (6.15%) Consultant
6 15 (6.15%) Technical Specialist
7 14 (5.74%) Information Manager
7 14 (5.74%) Security Officer
8 12 (4.92%) Information Officer
8 12 (4.92%) Information Security Officer
9 11 (4.51%) Security Manager
10 10 (4.10%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 10 (4.10%) Java Developer
10 10 (4.10%) Network Security Engineer
10 10 (4.10%) Security Engineer
10 10 (4.10%) Switch Engineer
11 9 (3.69%) Project Coordinator
11 9 (3.69%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.79%) 802.1X
2 13 (5.33%) Web Services
3 11 (4.51%) REST
4 10 (4.10%) Spring
5 9 (3.69%) HTML
5 9 (3.69%) SOAP
6 8 (3.28%) J2EE
6 8 (3.28%) jBPM
6 8 (3.28%) PowerMock
6 8 (3.28%) RESTful
7 7 (2.87%) .NET
7 7 (2.87%) CSS
8 5 (2.05%) jQuery
9 4 (1.64%) HTML5
10 3 (1.23%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.82%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.82%) JSON
11 2 (0.82%) Node.js
11 2 (0.82%) WCF
11 2 (0.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 60 (24.59%) Data Centre
2 39 (15.98%) Management Information System
3 29 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (6.56%) CESG
5 15 (6.15%) CMDB
6 14 (5.74%) Data Protection Act
6 14 (5.74%) Freedom of Information
6 14 (5.74%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (3.28%) Driving Licence
8 5 (2.05%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.05%) PKI
9 4 (1.64%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.64%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.82%) Clustering
10 2 (0.82%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.82%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.82%) User Experience
11 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 39 (15.98%) Windows
2 35 (14.34%) Linux
3 20 (8.20%) Windows Server
4 12 (4.92%) Unix
5 10 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.87%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.87%) Windows 7
7 6 (2.46%) AIX
7 6 (2.46%) Android
7 6 (2.46%) Solaris
7 6 (2.46%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.64%) CentOS
9 3 (1.23%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (27.46%) ITIL
2 52 (21.31%) Continuous Improvement
3 46 (18.85%) Service Delivery
4 42 (17.21%) Presales
5 41 (16.80%) Information Security
6 37 (15.16%) Risk Management
7 33 (13.52%) Project Management
7 33 (13.52%) Risk Assessment
7 33 (13.52%) SIEM
8 31 (12.70%) Data Protection
9 29 (11.89%) Cybersecurity
10 28 (11.48%) IT Governance
11 26 (10.66%) Line Management
12 25 (10.25%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (9.43%) Incident Management
13 23 (9.43%) Penetration Testing
14 22 (9.02%) E-Commerce
14 22 (9.02%) Service Management
15 21 (8.61%) CRM
15 21 (8.61%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.30%) SQL
2 12 (4.92%) Java
3 10 (4.10%) PowerShell
4 9 (3.69%) Perl
5 8 (3.28%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.87%) C#
7 6 (2.46%) C
8 5 (2.05%) Ada
8 5 (2.05%) C++
8 5 (2.05%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.64%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.64%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.23%) F#
10 3 (1.23%) Python
11 2 (0.82%) ABAP
11 2 (0.82%) Scala
11 2 (0.82%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.41%) VB
12 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 179 (73.36%) SC Cleared
2 43 (17.62%) CISSP
3 38 (15.57%) CISM
4 31 (12.70%) ITIL Certification
5 28 (11.48%) Degree
6 24 (9.84%) CCNP
6 24 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (9.02%) CEH
8 22 (9.02%) CISA
9 21 (8.61%) CCNA
10 20 (8.20%) DV Cleared
10 20 (8.20%) MCSE
11 15 (6.15%) BPSS Clearance
11 15 (6.15%) LPIC
12 14 (5.74%) CISMP
12 14 (5.74%) CRISC
13 9 (3.69%) APMP
13 9 (3.69%) CREST Certified
14 8 (3.28%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (22.95%) PCI DSS
2 39 (15.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (12.30%) Cyber Essentials
4 28 (11.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 27 (11.07%) QA
6 20 (8.20%) GPG13
7 17 (6.97%) PMO
8 15 (6.15%) Disclosure Scotland
9 14 (5.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 14 (5.74%) RMADS
10 13 (5.33%) SLA
11 4 (1.64%) DO-178B
11 4 (1.64%) DO-254
12 3 (1.23%) Def Stans
12 3 (1.23%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.41%) COBIT
13 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.41%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 32 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 26 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (6.15%) Firmware
4 8 (3.28%) Docker
4 8 (3.28%) vSphere
5 5 (2.05%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.82%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.82%) Snort
7 1 (0.41%) ACF2
7 1 (0.41%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.41%) RACF
7 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 26 (10.66%) SCCM
2 24 (9.84%) SCOM
3 16 (6.56%) Backup Exec
3 16 (6.56%) NetBackup
4 9 (3.69%) Puppet
5 6 (2.46%) SCOrch
6 5 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.05%) Terraform
7 4 (1.64%) Ansible
7 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.82%) WSUS
9 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 74 (30.33%) Microsoft
2 40 (16.39%) VMware
3 27 (11.07%) Cisco
4 25 (10.25%) IBM
4 25 (10.25%) Red Hat
5 20 (8.20%) F5
6 19 (7.79%) Cyberoam
7 16 (6.56%) Citrix
7 16 (6.56%) ServiceNow
8 9 (3.69%) SAP
8 9 (3.69%) Symantec
9 6 (2.46%) HP
10 4 (1.64%) EMC
10 4 (1.64%) Google
10 4 (1.64%) SaltStack
11 3 (1.23%) ArcSight
11 3 (1.23%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.23%) LogRhythm
11 3 (1.23%) OpenText
11 3 (1.23%) Pega
Herefordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 5 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 65,000 + Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75,000 - £95,000 + a lucrative package
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Capgemini
Salary: £50k - 70k per year + Package
Posted: 10 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
360 Resourcing
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 per year
Posted: 27 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
360 Resourcing
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 27 days ago
Telford or London or Newcastle
Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Services (RCDTS)
Salary: £57-63K p/a
Posted: 16 days ago