Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 88 84
Rank change year-on-year +44 -4 +30
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 402 345 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.94% 3.42% 3.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.85% 14.87% 12.85%
Number of salaries quoted 158 230 211
West Midlands median annual salary £46,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.36% +15.79% +4.68%
10th Percentile £22,000 £28,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £71,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,200 £46,000
% change year-on-year +10.62% -1.74% +2.22%

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 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 2,252 2,320 2,896
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.66% 22.97% 26.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,494 1,764 2,124
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £24,788 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +35 195 £55,000 -8.33% 28
Worcestershire +17 112 £37,500 -40.00% 23
Solihull +25 24 £25,000 - 4
Shropshire -20 23 £55,000 - 10
Coventry -28 17 £50,000 -2.91% 1
Staffordshire +33 16 £37,500 +15.38% 13
Warwickshire +42 11 £43,000 -38.57% 4
Walsall +2 2 - -
Herefordshire -5 2 £45,000 -18.18%
Wolverhampton -5 1 - -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 203 (50.50%) SC Cleared
2 145 (36.07%) Microsoft
3 126 (31.34%) ITIL
4 83 (20.65%) Service Delivery
5 78 (19.40%) Data Protection
6 77 (19.15%) GDPR
7 76 (18.91%) Presales
8 75 (18.66%) Microsoft Azure
8 75 (18.66%) Microsoft Office
9 74 (18.41%) Agile Software Development
10 73 (18.16%) Project Management
11 68 (16.92%) Information Security
11 68 (16.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 64 (15.92%) Active Directory
13 63 (15.67%) Network Security
14 61 (15.17%) Windows
15 60 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
16 57 (14.18%) ITSM
17 56 (13.93%) Microsoft Certification
18 55 (13.68%) MCSE
18 55 (13.68%) Office 365
19 54 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
20 53 (13.18%) SQL
21 51 (12.69%) Enterprise Architecture
22 50 (12.44%) Java
22 50 (12.44%) Vendor Relationship Management
23 46 (11.44%) DV Cleared
24 43 (10.70%) .NET
24 43 (10.70%) Finance
25 41 (10.20%) Service 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 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.75%) SAS
3 2 (0.50%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.25%) Apache
4 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.25%) CMS
4 1 (0.25%) Confluence
4 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.25%) Sitefinity
4 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 75 (18.66%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (7.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (5.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (2.99%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.24%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.75%) assyst
3 3 (0.75%) SAP APO
4 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.25%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 75 (18.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (13.68%) Office 365
3 54 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (5.97%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (5.97%) Serverless
5 23 (5.72%) Amazon EC2
5 23 (5.72%) Amazon EMR
5 23 (5.72%) Amazon Kinesis
5 23 (5.72%) Amazon S3
5 23 (5.72%) Amazon SQS
5 23 (5.72%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (2.24%) IaaS
6 9 (2.24%) PaaS
7 3 (0.75%) GitHub
8 2 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.25%) Datadog
9 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.25%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 63 (15.67%) Network Security
2 41 (10.20%) Firewall
3 16 (3.98%) WAN
4 8 (1.99%) Internet
4 8 (1.99%) LAN
5 7 (1.74%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (1.74%) Wireless
6 6 (1.49%) Junos
7 5 (1.24%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.00%) BGP
8 4 (1.00%) Intelligent Network
8 4 (1.00%) MPLS
8 4 (1.00%) NetScaler
8 4 (1.00%) VPN
9 3 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.75%) Sourcefire
9 3 (0.75%) VLAN
10 2 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.50%) RIP
10 2 (0.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.72%) Amazon RDS
2 23 (5.72%) Amazon Redshift
2 23 (5.72%) Cosmos DB
2 23 (5.72%) RDBMS
2 23 (5.72%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.74%) Big Data
4 6 (1.49%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.24%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.50%) MySQL
6 2 (0.50%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.50%) Qlik Sense
6 2 (0.50%) QlikView
7 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.25%) Redis
7 1 (0.25%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.99%) Visual Studio
3 10 (2.49%) Selenium
4 9 (2.24%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (1.99%) JUnit
6 6 (1.49%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.49%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.49%) TestNG
6 6 (1.49%) WebDriver
7 5 (1.24%) JMeter
8 4 (1.00%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.75%) GitLab
9 3 (0.75%) JIRA
9 3 (0.75%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.75%) Maven
9 3 (0.75%) NeoLoad
9 3 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.50%) DbUnit
10 2 (0.50%) Mockito
General
1 43 (10.70%) Finance
2 9 (2.24%) Manufacturing
3 8 (1.99%) Marketing
4 7 (1.74%) Legal
5 6 (1.49%) Retail
6 5 (1.24%) Law
6 5 (1.24%) Publishing
6 5 (1.24%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.50%) Local Government
7 2 (0.50%) Military
8 1 (0.25%) Advertising
8 1 (0.25%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 66 (16.42%) Architect
2 48 (11.94%) Analyst
3 43 (10.70%) Developer
4 28 (6.97%) Technical Architect
5 27 (6.72%) Lead Architect
6 26 (6.47%) Solutions Architect
7 25 (6.22%) Delivery Manager
7 25 (6.22%) Junior
7 25 (6.22%) Network Engineer
8 24 (5.97%) Consultant
9 23 (5.72%) Cloud Architect
9 23 (5.72%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 23 (5.72%) Lead Solutions Architect
9 23 (5.72%) Service Manager
10 22 (5.47%) Service Analyst
10 22 (5.47%) Team Leader
11 20 (4.98%) Security Manager
12 18 (4.48%) Information Manager
12 18 (4.48%) Information Security Manager
13 15 (3.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (10.70%) .NET
2 41 (10.20%) ASP.NET
3 32 (7.96%) ASP.NET Web API
4 28 (6.97%) HTML
4 28 (6.97%) Web Services
5 21 (5.22%) CSS
6 18 (4.48%) Entity Framework
7 17 (4.23%) .NET Framework
8 15 (3.73%) AngularJS
9 10 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (2.49%) Backbone.js
9 10 (2.49%) KnockoutJS
10 9 (2.24%) .NET Core
10 9 (2.24%) NHibernate
10 9 (2.24%) WCF
11 8 (1.99%) RESTful
12 7 (1.74%) Spring
13 6 (1.49%) jQuery
14 5 (1.24%) SOAP
14 5 (1.24%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 60 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (10.20%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.73%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.74%) Virtual Team
6 7 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (1.74%) Mobile Computing
7 6 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.00%) PMI
9 3 (0.75%) CESG
9 3 (0.75%) Clustering
9 3 (0.75%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.50%) ASIC
10 2 (0.50%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.50%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.50%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.50%) User Experience
11 1 (0.25%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 1 (0.25%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 61 (15.17%) Windows
2 35 (8.71%) Windows Server
3 32 (7.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (4.73%) Linux
6 15 (3.73%) Unix
7 10 (2.49%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.75%) CentOS
9 3 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.75%) SUSE
10 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.25%) AIX
11 1 (0.25%) Android
11 1 (0.25%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.25%) Solaris
11 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (31.34%) ITIL
2 83 (20.65%) Service Delivery
3 78 (19.40%) Data Protection
4 76 (18.91%) Presales
5 74 (18.41%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (18.16%) Project Management
7 68 (16.92%) Information Security
8 57 (14.18%) ITSM
9 51 (12.69%) Enterprise Architecture
10 50 (12.44%) Vendor Relationship Management
11 41 (10.20%) Service Management
12 40 (9.95%) Security Operations
13 37 (9.20%) Internal Audit
13 37 (9.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 36 (8.96%) Customer Requirements
14 36 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
15 31 (7.71%) Thought Leadership
16 28 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
17 26 (6.47%) Analytics
17 26 (6.47%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 53 (13.18%) SQL
2 50 (12.44%) Java
3 29 (7.21%) C#
4 28 (6.97%) PL/SQL
5 27 (6.72%) Python
6 25 (6.22%) PowerShell
7 24 (5.97%) Shell Script
8 23 (5.72%) Scala
9 22 (5.47%) JavaScript
10 16 (3.98%) C++
11 9 (2.24%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.24%) C
12 5 (1.24%) Java 8
13 2 (0.50%) ABAP
13 2 (0.50%) Ada
13 2 (0.50%) Ruby
14 1 (0.25%) VB
14 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 203 (50.50%) SC Cleared
2 56 (13.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (13.68%) MCSE
4 46 (11.44%) DV Cleared
5 32 (7.96%) Degree
6 27 (6.72%) MCP
7 25 (6.22%) CISSP
7 25 (6.22%) MCSA
8 24 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (5.97%) ISEB
9 22 (5.47%) CISM
10 18 (4.48%) CCNP
11 11 (2.74%) CCDP
11 11 (2.74%) CREST Certified
12 10 (2.49%) CCNA
12 10 (2.49%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (1.99%) CEH
15 7 (1.74%) HNC
16 6 (1.49%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (19.15%) GDPR
2 68 (16.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (7.71%) SLA
4 21 (5.22%) PCI DSS
5 19 (4.73%) Cyber Essentials
6 16 (3.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 10 (2.49%) QA
8 6 (1.49%) ISAE 3402
9 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.75%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.50%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.50%) DO-254
10 2 (0.50%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.50%) PMO
11 1 (0.25%) IASME
System Software
1 64 (15.92%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.23%) Hyper-V
2 13 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.74%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (1.24%) Snort
5 4 (1.00%) Docker
5 4 (1.00%) vSphere
5 4 (1.00%) XenApp
5 4 (1.00%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.00%) XenServer
6 2 (0.50%) Firmware
6 2 (0.50%) GFS2
6 2 (0.50%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.25%) Squid
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (2.74%) SCCM
2 7 (1.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (1.24%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.24%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.00%) Ansible
4 4 (1.00%) Terraform
4 4 (1.00%) WSUS
4 4 (1.00%) XenMobile
5 3 (0.75%) Packer
5 3 (0.75%) Puppet
5 3 (0.75%) SCOM
6 2 (0.50%) Consul
6 2 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.50%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.50%) Grafana
6 2 (0.50%) Graphite
6 2 (0.50%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.25%) Opsview
Vendors
1 145 (36.07%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.46%) Cisco
3 25 (6.22%) Citrix
4 23 (5.72%) Oracle
5 17 (4.23%) VMware
6 15 (3.73%) CheckPoint
7 12 (2.99%) F5
7 12 (2.99%) Remedy
8 11 (2.74%) McAfee
8 11 (2.74%) Nokia
9 10 (2.49%) Juniper
9 10 (2.49%) SAP
10 6 (1.49%) LogRhythm
11 5 (1.24%) ArcSight
11 5 (1.24%) Ivanti
11 5 (1.24%) Splunk
12 4 (1.00%) Aruba
12 4 (1.00%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.75%) Fortinet
13 3 (0.75%) Huawei