Period
to 20 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 86 102 110
Rank change year-on-year +16 +8 +54
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 1,012 187 219
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 3.66% 2.98% 2.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.74% 19.08% 16.45%
Number of salaries quoted 773 156 181
10th Percentile £38,750 £31,750 £39,500
25th Percentile £48,000 £38,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% -4.35% -4.17%
75th Percentile £80,000 £67,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £87,250 £73,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £54,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +5.00%

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5,399 980 1,331
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 19.53% 15.61% 17.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3,514 815 1,112
10th Percentile £34,567 £31,500 £34,476
25th Percentile £43,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -2.65%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,813
90th Percentile £87,500 £81,250 £87,375
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Security Cleared
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Security Cleared trend for jobs with a WFH option

Security Cleared
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Security Cleared.

Security Cleared salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Security Cleared over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Security Cleared salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, Security Cleared job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 799 (78.95%) SC Cleared
2 385 (38.04%) Agile Software Development
3 238 (23.52%) Azure
4 209 (20.65%) Microsoft
5 182 (17.98%) AWS
5 182 (17.98%) Mentoring
6 173 (17.09%) Java
7 171 (16.90%) Greenfield Project
8 152 (15.02%) Public Sector
9 151 (14.92%) DevOps
10 142 (14.03%) REST
10 142 (14.03%) Social Skills
11 137 (13.54%) Finance
12 116 (11.46%) Firewall
13 115 (11.36%) Windows
14 114 (11.26%) Presales
15 110 (10.87%) SQL
16 108 (10.67%) iPaaS
17 102 (10.08%) Project Management
18 98 (9.68%) JavaScript
19 91 (8.99%) Python
20 88 (8.70%) Data Centre
21 84 (8.30%) Project Delivery
22 83 (8.20%) Active Directory
23 82 (8.10%) Cisco
23 82 (8.10%) Linux
23 82 (8.10%) Oracle
24 81 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
25 78 (7.71%) Windows Server
26 77 (7.61%) Microsoft 365

Security Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 38 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (1.28%) Tomcat
4 12 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 11 (1.09%) Confluence
6 10 (0.99%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.89%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.69%) IIS
9 5 (0.49%) Apache
9 5 (0.49%) GlassFish
10 4 (0.40%) CMS
10 4 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.20%) JBoss
12 2 (0.20%) nginx
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle 10gAS
12 2 (0.20%) SAS
12 2 (0.20%) WildFly
12 2 (0.20%) WinCC
13 1 (0.099%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
2 14 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.49%) Oracle Smart View
5 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.20%) CPLEX
6 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.099%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.099%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.099%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.099%) Simulink
7 1 (0.099%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 32 (3.16%) SAP S/4HANA
2 31 (3.06%) Oracle ERP
3 22 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
4 12 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.79%) Oracle Cash Management
5 8 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
5 8 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
5 8 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (0.59%) Oracle Assets
6 6 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (0.49%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 4 (0.40%) SAP HCM
9 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.30%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.30%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.20%) Maximo
10 2 (0.20%) ResourceLink
10 2 (0.20%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 238 (23.52%) Azure
2 182 (17.98%) AWS
3 108 (10.67%) iPaaS
4 77 (7.61%) Microsoft 365
5 57 (5.63%) Power Platform
6 54 (5.34%) AtomSphere
6 54 (5.34%) Boomi
7 51 (5.04%) SaaS
8 48 (4.74%) Azure Active Directory
9 43 (4.25%) GCP
10 26 (2.57%) AWS CloudFormation
11 21 (2.08%) PowerApps
12 19 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (1.58%) IaaS
14 13 (1.28%) PaaS
14 13 (1.28%) Power Automate
15 12 (1.19%) Serverless
16 10 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
17 9 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
17 9 (0.89%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 116 (11.46%) Firewall
2 73 (7.21%) Network Security
3 57 (5.63%) VPN
4 44 (4.35%) Unified Communications
5 41 (4.05%) WAN
6 40 (3.95%) LAN
7 29 (2.87%) Wireshark
8 27 (2.67%) SMS
9 19 (1.88%) DNS
9 19 (1.88%) TCP/IP
10 15 (1.48%) DHCP
11 13 (1.28%) HTTP
12 11 (1.09%) BGP
12 11 (1.09%) SAN
12 11 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (0.99%) OSPF
13 10 (0.99%) Wireless
14 9 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (0.89%) SSH
15 6 (0.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (6.23%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.66%) Power BI
3 29 (2.87%) Big Data
4 23 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 22 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (1.88%) NoSQL
7 19 (1.88%) SAP HANA
8 16 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
9 15 (1.48%) Relational Database
10 14 (1.38%) MongoDB
11 13 (1.28%) Data Lake
12 12 (1.19%) Hadoop
13 11 (1.09%) SQL Server 2017
14 10 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
15 9 (0.89%) Amazon Aurora
15 9 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 9 (0.89%) OLTP
15 9 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (0.79%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 69 (6.82%) Git (software)
2 44 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 30 (2.96%) JIRA
4 28 (2.77%) GitLab
5 22 (2.17%) Maven
6 18 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (1.68%) Selenium
8 12 (1.19%) Visual Studio
9 10 (0.99%) CircleCI
9 10 (0.99%) Cucumber
9 10 (0.99%) JUnit
9 10 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
9 10 (0.99%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (0.69%) Postman
11 6 (0.59%) Artifactory
11 6 (0.59%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.49%) SonarQube
13 4 (0.40%) SoapUI
13 4 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.40%) TestNG
General
1 152 (15.02%) Public Sector
2 142 (14.03%) Social Skills
3 137 (13.54%) Finance
4 52 (5.14%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 45 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
6 34 (3.36%) Marketing
7 31 (3.06%) Local Government
8 21 (2.08%) Aerospace
9 20 (1.98%) Retail
9 20 (1.98%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.78%) Games
10 18 (1.78%) Presentation Skills
11 16 (1.58%) Manufacturing
12 15 (1.48%) Military
13 14 (1.38%) Documentation Skills
14 13 (1.28%) Law
15 12 (1.19%) Electronics
15 12 (1.19%) Police
16 9 (0.89%) Legal
17 8 (0.79%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 215 (21.25%) Developer
2 199 (19.66%) Architect
3 112 (11.07%) Consultant
4 74 (7.31%) Security Engineer
5 61 (6.03%) Java Developer
6 53 (5.24%) Analyst
7 52 (5.14%) Cloud Consultant
8 50 (4.94%) Technical Consultant
9 47 (4.64%) Technical Architect
10 40 (3.95%) Firewall Engineer
11 38 (3.75%) Cisco Engineer
12 36 (3.56%) Software Engineer
13 35 (3.46%) Cisco Security Engineer
13 35 (3.46%) Project Manager
14 34 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
15 31 (3.06%) Senior Developer
16 30 (2.96%) Infrastructure Architect
16 30 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
17 28 (2.77%) SOC Engineer
18 27 (2.67%) MuleSoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (14.03%) REST
2 67 (6.62%) React
3 56 (5.53%) AngularJS
4 49 (4.84%) .NET
5 44 (4.35%) CSS
6 36 (3.56%) HTML
7 33 (3.26%) XML
8 32 (3.16%) Web Services
9 28 (2.77%) Vue.js
10 26 (2.57%) Spring
11 17 (1.68%) Node.js
11 17 (1.68%) RESTful
11 17 (1.68%) SOAP
12 14 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
13 13 (1.28%) .NET Framework
14 12 (1.19%) J2EE
14 12 (1.19%) Middleware
15 11 (1.09%) jQuery
16 10 (0.99%) Kafka
16 10 (0.99%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 171 (16.90%) Greenfield Project
2 88 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 66 (6.52%) Public Cloud
4 57 (5.63%) Management Information System
5 31 (3.06%) Cloud Native
6 24 (2.37%) Legacy Systems
7 23 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
8 21 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
9 19 (1.88%) User Experience
10 15 (1.48%) Algorithms
11 14 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (1.28%) Driving Licence
13 11 (1.09%) CMDB
13 11 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
14 10 (0.99%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 10 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.99%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.89%) Blog
15 9 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
16 8 (0.79%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 115 (11.36%) Windows
2 82 (8.10%) Linux
3 78 (7.71%) Windows Server
4 55 (5.43%) Windows 10
5 30 (2.96%) Unix
6 6 (0.59%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.49%) Debian
7 5 (0.49%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.30%) AIX
8 3 (0.30%) Android
8 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.20%) Solaris
9 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.099%) HPUX
10 1 (0.099%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.099%) Mesosphere
10 1 (0.099%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (38.04%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (17.98%) Mentoring
3 151 (14.92%) DevOps
4 114 (11.26%) Presales
5 102 (10.08%) Project Management
6 84 (8.30%) Project Delivery
7 81 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
8 69 (6.82%) Software Engineering
9 68 (6.72%) Microservices
10 65 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
11 63 (6.23%) Scrum
12 60 (5.93%) SDLC
13 57 (5.63%) Open Source
14 55 (5.43%) Requirements Gathering
15 54 (5.34%) Analytics
15 54 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management
16 53 (5.24%) Test Automation
17 48 (4.74%) Migration
18 47 (4.64%) Continuous Integration
18 47 (4.64%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 173 (17.09%) Java
2 110 (10.87%) SQL
3 98 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 91 (8.99%) Python
5 71 (7.02%) C#
6 34 (3.36%) PowerShell
7 31 (3.06%) C++
8 29 (2.87%) Java 8
9 21 (2.08%) Go
10 20 (1.98%) Scala
10 20 (1.98%) TypeScript
11 17 (1.68%) R
12 16 (1.58%) PL/SQL
13 15 (1.48%) Java 11
14 14 (1.38%) C
15 11 (1.09%) Ruby
16 10 (0.99%) MATLAB
17 9 (0.89%) XPath
18 8 (0.79%) ABAP
19 6 (0.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 799 (78.95%) SC Cleared
2 73 (7.21%) DV Cleared
3 64 (6.32%) Degree
4 30 (2.96%) BPSS Clearance
4 30 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (2.57%) MCSE
6 25 (2.47%) CISSP
7 24 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 22 (2.17%) MCP
9 22 (2.17%) MCSA
10 19 (1.88%) CISM
10 19 (1.88%) Oracle Certification
11 16 (1.58%) CCNP
12 12 (1.19%) AWS Certification
13 10 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (0.99%) CTC Cleared
14 8 (0.79%) CCIE
14 8 (0.79%) CCNA
14 8 (0.79%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (2.17%) NCSC
3 19 (1.88%) QA
4 17 (1.68%) SLA
5 13 (1.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 11 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (0.89%) GDPR
8 8 (0.79%) Accessibility
8 8 (0.79%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 8 (0.79%) NIST
9 7 (0.69%) IEC 61508
10 6 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.40%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.30%) Def Stans
12 3 (0.30%) PMO
12 3 (0.30%) RMADS
13 2 (0.20%) GRC
13 2 (0.20%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 83 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 48 (4.74%) Docker
3 42 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (2.77%) vSphere
5 13 (1.28%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.49%) HDFS
7 5 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.20%) Firmware
9 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.099%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.099%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.099%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.099%) Postfix
10 1 (0.099%) Squid
10 1 (0.099%) XenApp
10 1 (0.099%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 54 (5.34%) SCCM
2 53 (5.24%) Terraform
3 52 (5.14%) Kubernetes
4 46 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
5 22 (2.17%) FortiGate
6 18 (1.78%) Ansible
7 14 (1.38%) Istio
8 11 (1.09%) Puppet
9 10 (0.99%) Kibana
10 9 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (0.79%) Grafana
11 8 (0.79%) logstash
12 7 (0.69%) QRadar
12 7 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.59%) Prometheus
14 3 (0.30%) SafeCom
14 3 (0.30%) ZABBIX
15 2 (0.20%) nmon
15 2 (0.20%) vCenter Server
16 1 (0.099%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 209 (20.65%) Microsoft
2 82 (8.10%) Cisco
2 82 (8.10%) Oracle
3 63 (6.23%) CheckPoint
4 62 (6.13%) ServiceNow
5 61 (6.03%) Dell
6 58 (5.73%) Palo Alto
7 55 (5.43%) VMware
8 54 (5.34%) MuleSoft
9 53 (5.24%) SAP
10 39 (3.85%) F5
10 39 (3.85%) Fortinet
10 39 (3.85%) Juniper
11 36 (3.56%) McAfee
12 29 (2.87%) Splunk
13 27 (2.67%) TippingPoint
14 18 (1.78%) LogRhythm
15 17 (1.68%) Citrix
16 14 (1.38%) Google
17 13 (1.28%) Adobe