Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > West Midlands
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 45 86
Rank change year-on-year -30 +41 -1
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 253 408 340
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.51% 5.00% 3.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.39% 18.08% 14.63%
Number of salaries quoted 162 171 227
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +15.79%
10th Percentile £32,500 £22,750 £28,400
90th Percentile £80,000 £63,750 £71,500
England median annual salary £52,250 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.50% +11.11% -3.23%

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 1,758 2,257 2,324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.38% 27.64% 23.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,297 1,505 1,770
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £43,429 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.37% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 12 December 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 12 December 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
Birmingham -39 70 £48,750 -7.14% 26
Warwickshire +27 52 £46,250 +7.56% 7
Worcestershire -25 52 £53,750 +43.33% 12
Shropshire +7 20 £52,500 +77.97% 3
Solihull -14 17 £56,250 +125.00% 3
Staffordshire -8 9 £37,500 - 9
Coventry -10 7 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Herefordshire +5 5 £37,500 -16.67% 3
Wolverhampton +11 1 £45,000 -
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 173 (68.38%) SC Cleared
2 78 (30.83%) Cybersecurity
3 51 (20.16%) Linux
4 49 (19.37%) Public Sector
5 43 (17.00%) Problem-Solving
6 39 (15.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 37 (14.62%) Microsoft
7 37 (14.62%) Information Security
8 34 (13.44%) Penetration Testing
9 32 (12.65%) Cisco
10 30 (11.86%) Python
11 28 (11.07%) Windows
11 28 (11.07%) OSCP
12 27 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
12 27 (10.67%) Degree
13 25 (9.88%) Unix
13 25 (9.88%) VMware
13 25 (9.88%) Test Automation
14 24 (9.49%) CREST Certified
15 23 (9.09%) GDPR
15 23 (9.09%) DV Cleared
15 23 (9.09%) Service Delivery
16 21 (8.30%) Agile Software Development
17 20 (7.91%) Tigerscheme
18 19 (7.51%) ISO 22301
18 19 (7.51%) Telecoms
18 19 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
18 19 (7.51%) C#
18 19 (7.51%) Data Protection
19 18 (7.11%) PCI DSS

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 4 (1.58%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.19%) Apache
2 3 (1.19%) Confluence
3 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.79%) SAS
3 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (2.77%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.58%) Primavera
2 3 (1.19%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.19%) Workfront
3 2 (0.79%) HFM
3 2 (0.79%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.40%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.40%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.35%) Azure
2 10 (3.95%) AWS
3 8 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.98%) Office 365
5 2 (0.79%) GCP
5 2 (0.79%) IaaS
5 2 (0.79%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.79%) PaaS
5 2 (0.79%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.40%) SaaS
6 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.72%) SAN
2 15 (5.93%) Firewall
3 14 (5.53%) Internet
3 14 (5.53%) LAN
4 13 (5.14%) Network Security
5 12 (4.74%) WAN
6 6 (2.37%) Wireless
7 5 (1.98%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.58%) BGP
8 4 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.58%) OSPF
8 4 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.19%) DNS
9 3 (1.19%) DWDM
9 3 (1.19%) MPLS
9 3 (1.19%) RTP
10 2 (0.79%) DHCP
10 2 (0.79%) Intranet
10 2 (0.79%) RSVP
10 2 (0.79%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.98%) Big Data
2 5 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.19%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.19%) MySQL
4 2 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (0.79%) Essbase
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Smart View
4 2 (0.79%) Pentaho
4 2 (0.79%) Power BI
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.40%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.40%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (3.95%) JMeter
2 9 (3.56%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.56%) Selenium
2 9 (3.56%) WebDriver
3 8 (3.16%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (2.77%) LoadRunner
4 7 (2.77%) NeoLoad
4 7 (2.77%) SilkPerformer
5 4 (1.58%) JIRA
6 3 (1.19%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.19%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.19%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.79%) JUnit
7 2 (0.79%) Maven
7 2 (0.79%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.40%) DbUnit
8 1 (0.40%) jMock
8 1 (0.40%) Mockito
8 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (19.37%) Public Sector
2 19 (7.51%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.74%) Aerospace
4 9 (3.56%) Electronics
4 9 (3.56%) Finance
4 9 (3.56%) Legal
5 6 (2.37%) Military
6 4 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.19%) Law
7 3 (1.19%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Police
Job Titles
1 34 (13.44%) Consultant
2 29 (11.46%) Tester
3 27 (10.67%) Penetration Tester
4 26 (10.28%) Analyst
5 20 (7.91%) Security Consultant
6 17 (6.72%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 16 (6.32%) Architect
7 16 (6.32%) Test Engineer
8 13 (5.14%) Developer
8 13 (5.14%) Senior Test Engineer
9 12 (4.74%) Software Engineer
9 12 (4.74%) Support Engineer
10 11 (4.35%) Security Engineer
11 10 (3.95%) Security Analyst
12 8 (3.16%) Risk Analyst
13 7 (2.77%) Information Analyst
13 7 (2.77%) Information Security Analyst
13 7 (2.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (2.77%) Performance Engineer
13 7 (2.77%) Security Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.77%) .NET
1 7 (2.77%) CSS
2 6 (2.37%) ASP.NET
2 6 (2.37%) RESTful
3 5 (1.98%) HTML
4 4 (1.58%) LDAP
4 4 (1.58%) Web Services
5 3 (1.19%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.19%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.19%) jQuery
5 3 (1.19%) Spring
6 2 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (0.79%) Entity Framework
6 2 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.79%) REST
6 2 (0.79%) XML
7 1 (0.40%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.40%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.40%) PowerMock
7 1 (0.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.11%) Management Information System
3 17 (6.72%) Data Centre
4 14 (5.53%) Driving Licence
5 12 (4.74%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (2.77%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (2.37%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.37%) VHDL
8 3 (1.19%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.19%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.79%) CESG
9 2 (0.79%) NHS
9 2 (0.79%) PKI
9 2 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.79%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.40%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (20.16%) Linux
2 28 (11.07%) Windows
3 25 (9.88%) Unix
4 16 (6.32%) Kali Linux
5 15 (5.93%) Solaris
5 15 (5.93%) Windows Server
6 12 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (3.16%) SUSE
8 4 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.79%) Android
10 2 (0.79%) HPUX
11 1 (0.40%) AIX
11 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (30.83%) Cybersecurity
2 43 (17.00%) Problem-Solving
3 37 (14.62%) Information Security
4 34 (13.44%) Penetration Testing
5 25 (9.88%) Test Automation
6 23 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 21 (8.30%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (7.51%) Data Protection
8 19 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (7.11%) ITIL
9 18 (7.11%) SIEM
10 17 (6.72%) SDLC
11 16 (6.32%) Risk Management
12 15 (5.93%) Decision-Making
12 15 (5.93%) Incident Management
12 15 (5.93%) Risk Assessment
12 15 (5.93%) Software Engineering
13 14 (5.53%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (5.53%) Manual Testing
13 14 (5.53%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (11.86%) Python
2 19 (7.51%) C#
3 16 (6.32%) Java
4 13 (5.14%) C++
5 12 (4.74%) C
5 12 (4.74%) SQL
6 10 (3.95%) PowerShell
6 10 (3.95%) Ruby
7 9 (3.56%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.77%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.37%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.98%) Perl
11 4 (1.58%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.19%) VBScript
13 2 (0.79%) Go
13 2 (0.79%) Java 8
13 2 (0.79%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.40%) R
14 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 173 (68.38%) SC Cleared
2 28 (11.07%) OSCP
3 27 (10.67%) Degree
4 24 (9.49%) CREST Certified
5 23 (9.09%) DV Cleared
6 20 (7.91%) Tigerscheme
7 18 (7.11%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (6.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (6.32%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 15 (5.93%) CCNP
10 15 (5.93%) CHECK Team Leader
10 15 (5.93%) CISSP
10 15 (5.93%) MCSA
11 14 (5.53%) CHECK Team Member
12 13 (5.14%) CISA
13 12 (4.74%) BC Cleared
13 12 (4.74%) CCNA
14 9 (3.56%) CompTIA Security+
15 8 (3.16%) JNCIA
16 7 (2.77%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (15.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (9.09%) GDPR
3 19 (7.51%) ISO 22301
4 18 (7.11%) PCI DSS
5 10 (3.95%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (2.37%) NCSC
7 5 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 5 (1.98%) NIST
8 4 (1.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.79%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.79%) PA-DSS
10 2 (0.79%) QA
11 1 (0.40%) RMADS
11 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (4.74%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.77%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.58%) Docker
5 3 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.19%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.79%) Firmware
6 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.40%) KVM
7 1 (0.40%) NFS
7 1 (0.40%) Postfix
7 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (2.37%) EnCase
1 6 (2.37%) SELinux
1 6 (2.37%) WSUS
2 5 (1.98%) CSIRT
2 5 (1.98%) SCCM
3 4 (1.58%) Puppet
3 4 (1.58%) Terraform
4 3 (1.19%) Ansible
4 3 (1.19%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.19%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (1.19%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.40%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.40%) FTK
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.40%) Nessus
6 1 (0.40%) Nmap
6 1 (0.40%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 37 (14.62%) Microsoft
2 32 (12.65%) Cisco
3 25 (9.88%) VMware
4 16 (6.32%) Juniper
5 11 (4.35%) Fujitsu
6 10 (3.95%) Remedy
7 8 (3.16%) Palo Alto
8 7 (2.77%) Oracle
9 6 (2.37%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.98%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.58%) Splunk
12 3 (1.19%) F5
12 3 (1.19%) Fortinet
12 3 (1.19%) Ivanti
12 3 (1.19%) SAP
13 2 (0.79%) Apple
13 2 (0.79%) Hyperion
13 2 (0.79%) Nokia
13 2 (0.79%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.79%) Symantec