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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 17 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 64 79 130
Rank change year-on-year +15 +51 -32
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 3,505 1,222 233
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 4.99% 3.99% 2.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.35% 22.30% 15.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,584 926 182
10th Percentile £36,545 £36,750 £38,800
25th Percentile £45,000 £43,188 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +9.09% -7.38%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £73,438
90th Percentile £90,000 £83,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +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 14,393 5,481 1,511
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 20.51% 17.88% 15.95%
Number of salaries quoted 7,644 4,056 1,183
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,262 £31,350
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -8.33%
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 17 May 2022.

Security Cleared salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, Security Cleared job roles required the following 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 2,538 (72.41%) SC Cleared
2 1,509 (43.05%) Agile
3 999 (28.50%) Public Sector
4 960 (27.39%) AWS
5 929 (26.50%) Azure
6 844 (24.08%) Finance
7 781 (22.28%) DevOps
8 771 (22.00%) Social Skills
9 768 (21.91%) Microsoft
10 751 (21.43%) Python
11 743 (21.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 718 (20.49%) Software Engineering
13 638 (18.20%) JavaScript
14 601 (17.15%) Java
15 571 (16.29%) Linux
16 534 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
17 489 (13.95%) Cybersecurity
18 470 (13.41%) React
19 446 (12.72%) Threat Intelligence
20 441 (12.58%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
21 430 (12.27%) Cyberattack
22 425 (12.13%) Project Management
23 406 (11.58%) Docker
24 392 (11.18%) C#
25 364 (10.39%) DV Cleared
26 362 (10.33%) .NET
27 350 (9.99%) Kubernetes
28 337 (9.61%) Ansible
29 333 (9.50%) Cyber Defence
30 329 (9.39%) CSS

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
1 135 (3.85%) GeoServer
2 129 (3.68%) SharePoint
3 113 (3.22%) Confluence
4 62 (1.77%) Apache
5 36 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 31 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
7 28 (0.80%) MS Exchange
8 26 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
9 15 (0.43%) Skype for Business
10 13 (0.37%) IIS
11 10 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.20%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.17%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.17%) Jetty
13 6 (0.17%) MS Project Server
13 6 (0.17%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.14%) SAS
14 5 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 176 (5.02%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
4 30 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (0.80%) Sketch
6 21 (0.60%) Adobe XD
7 7 (0.20%) Simulink
8 6 (0.17%) Maple
8 6 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.086%) MS Visio
10 2 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.057%) Siemens NX
10 2 (0.057%) Windchill
11 1 (0.029%) CATIA
11 1 (0.029%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 14 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.37%) Maximo
3 10 (0.29%) Sentinel
4 9 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.11%) SAP PM
7 4 (0.11%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.086%) assyst
8 3 (0.086%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.086%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 3 (0.086%) Teamcenter
9 2 (0.057%) Primavera
9 2 (0.057%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.057%) SAP CS
9 2 (0.057%) SAP PA-EC
Cloud Services
1 960 (27.39%) AWS
2 929 (26.50%) Azure
3 192 (5.48%) Microsoft 365
4 120 (3.42%) GCP
5 90 (2.57%) SaaS
6 89 (2.54%) Power Platform
7 74 (2.11%) OpenShift
8 70 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
9 59 (1.68%) Serverless
10 55 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
11 54 (1.54%) Amazon S3
12 51 (1.46%) PaaS
13 50 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
14 49 (1.40%) IaaS
15 44 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
16 39 (1.11%) Google Workspace
17 37 (1.06%) Amazon ECS
18 35 (1.00%) OneDrive
19 34 (0.97%) GitHub
20 29 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 189 (5.39%) Firewall
2 170 (4.85%) HTTP
3 106 (3.02%) Network Security
4 79 (2.25%) TCP/IP
5 70 (2.00%) DNS
5 70 (2.00%) WAN
6 68 (1.94%) LAN
7 66 (1.88%) DHCP
8 58 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
9 56 (1.60%) Internet
10 50 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
11 47 (1.34%) VPN
12 43 (1.23%) Wireless
13 40 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
14 37 (1.06%) Wireshark
15 35 (1.00%) VXLAN
16 32 (0.91%) SSL
17 31 (0.88%) Reverse Proxy
18 30 (0.86%) BGP
18 30 (0.86%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (5.85%) PostgreSQL
2 174 (4.96%) SQL Server
3 159 (4.54%) GIS
4 135 (3.85%) QGIS
5 86 (2.45%) Big Data
6 83 (2.37%) MySQL
7 82 (2.34%) Relational Database
8 54 (1.54%) NoSQL
9 51 (1.46%) Power BI
10 43 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
11 42 (1.20%) Redis
12 31 (0.88%) Hadoop
13 28 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
14 25 (0.71%) Data Lake
15 24 (0.68%) MongoDB
16 21 (0.60%) Oracle Database
17 20 (0.57%) Amazon Aurora
18 17 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 16 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 14 (0.40%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 202 (5.76%) Git (software)
2 191 (5.45%) JIRA
3 159 (4.54%) Jenkins
4 109 (3.11%) Selenium
5 61 (1.74%) Bitbucket
6 59 (1.68%) GitLab
7 46 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
8 42 (1.20%) Maven
9 41 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 36 (1.03%) webpack
11 34 (0.97%) Cucumber
11 34 (0.97%) Cypress.io
12 31 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
13 30 (0.86%) Babel
14 28 (0.80%) SonarQube
15 27 (0.77%) Artifactory
16 25 (0.71%) Visual Studio
17 22 (0.63%) Gerrit
17 22 (0.63%) JUnit
18 20 (0.57%) Zephyr
General
1 999 (28.50%) Public Sector
2 844 (24.08%) Finance
3 771 (22.00%) Social Skills
4 743 (21.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 247 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
6 178 (5.08%) Law
7 134 (3.82%) Telecoms
8 124 (3.54%) Legal
9 101 (2.88%) Retail
10 94 (2.68%) Military
11 84 (2.40%) Aerospace
12 74 (2.11%) Local Government
13 73 (2.08%) Publishing
14 72 (2.05%) Influencing Skills
15 68 (1.94%) Manufacturing
16 64 (1.83%) Police
17 58 (1.65%) Presentation Skills
18 50 (1.43%) Electronics
19 49 (1.40%) Aviation
19 49 (1.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 481 (13.72%) Software Engineer
2 407 (11.61%) Architect
3 389 (11.10%) Developer
4 268 (7.65%) Analyst
5 256 (7.30%) Consultant
6 219 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
7 212 (6.05%) Project Manager
8 162 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
9 135 (3.85%) Geospatial Engineer
10 110 (3.14%) Security Engineer
11 107 (3.05%) Senior Developer
12 93 (2.65%) Java Developer
13 91 (2.60%) Cloud Engineer
14 90 (2.57%) Designer
15 88 (2.51%) Network Engineer
16 86 (2.45%) Systems Engineer
17 81 (2.31%) Software Developer
18 73 (2.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 72 (2.05%) Business Analyst
20 68 (1.94%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 470 (13.41%) React
2 362 (10.33%) .NET
3 329 (9.39%) CSS
4 232 (6.62%) HTML
5 166 (4.74%) AngularJS
6 156 (4.45%) OpenLayers
7 147 (4.19%) Spring
8 137 (3.91%) PostGIS
9 135 (3.85%) Leaflet
10 130 (3.71%) XML
11 115 (3.28%) .NET Framework
12 95 (2.71%) J2EE
13 82 (2.34%) jQuery
14 81 (2.31%) Java EE
15 80 (2.28%) HTML5
16 78 (2.23%) Web Services
17 75 (2.14%) Entity Framework
18 70 (2.00%) Kafka
19 66 (1.88%) Node.js
20 62 (1.77%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 430 (12.27%) Cyberattack
2 333 (9.50%) Cyber Defence
3 226 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 199 (5.68%) Cybercrime
5 172 (4.91%) Cloud Native
6 138 (3.94%) Data Centre
7 136 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
8 124 (3.54%) User Experience
9 112 (3.20%) NHS
9 112 (3.20%) Virtual Team
10 107 (3.05%) Cyberthreat
11 98 (2.80%) Public Cloud
12 48 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
13 42 (1.20%) Driving Licence
14 34 (0.97%) Mobile App
15 30 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
16 28 (0.80%) Blog
16 28 (0.80%) Graphic Design
17 26 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
18 25 (0.71%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 571 (16.29%) Linux
2 325 (9.27%) Windows
3 192 (5.48%) Ubuntu
4 124 (3.54%) Windows Server
5 103 (2.94%) Unix
6 75 (2.14%) Android
7 41 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (1.08%) Windows Server 2016
9 35 (1.00%) Windows 10
10 31 (0.88%) Windows Server 2019
11 30 (0.86%) Apple iOS
11 30 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (0.63%) CentOS
13 12 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (0.31%) Debian
14 11 (0.31%) VMS
15 8 (0.23%) Kali Linux
15 8 (0.23%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.11%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,509 (43.05%) Agile
2 781 (22.28%) DevOps
3 718 (20.49%) Software Engineering
4 534 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
5 489 (13.95%) Cybersecurity
6 446 (12.72%) Threat Intelligence
7 441 (12.58%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 425 (12.13%) Project Management
9 313 (8.93%) Scrum
10 312 (8.90%) ITIL
11 301 (8.59%) SDLC
12 289 (8.25%) CI/CD
13 263 (7.50%) Coaching
14 253 (7.22%) Project Delivery
15 239 (6.82%) Decision-Making
16 224 (6.39%) Test Automation
17 223 (6.36%) Mentoring
18 220 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
19 217 (6.19%) Configuration Management
20 210 (5.99%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 751 (21.43%) Python
2 638 (18.20%) JavaScript
3 601 (17.15%) Java
4 392 (11.18%) C#
5 271 (7.73%) SQL
6 231 (6.59%) TypeScript
7 170 (4.85%) C++
8 165 (4.71%) Bash
9 109 (3.11%) C
9 109 (3.11%) Go
10 105 (3.00%) PowerShell
11 73 (2.08%) Shell Script
12 72 (2.05%) Ruby
13 58 (1.65%) T-SQL
14 49 (1.40%) Perl
15 43 (1.23%) PHP
16 15 (0.43%) MATLAB
16 15 (0.43%) PL/SQL
17 14 (0.40%) Groovy
18 12 (0.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2,538 (72.41%) SC Cleared
2 364 (10.39%) DV Cleared
3 295 (8.42%) Degree
4 136 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
5 118 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 104 (2.97%) CISSP
7 95 (2.71%) CCNP
8 89 (2.54%) CISM
9 78 (2.23%) BPSS Clearance
10 74 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 57 (1.63%) AWS Certification
12 47 (1.34%) CTC Cleared
13 44 (1.26%) DBS Check
14 41 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 37 (1.06%) ISTQB
16 34 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 28 (0.80%) MCSE
18 25 (0.71%) CESG Certified Professional
18 25 (0.71%) CISA
18 25 (0.71%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 116 (3.31%) QA
3 115 (3.28%) SLA
4 94 (2.68%) NCSC
5 82 (2.34%) GDPR
6 75 (2.14%) Accessibility
7 67 (1.91%) Cyber Essentials
8 65 (1.85%) NIST
9 37 (1.06%) PMO
10 28 (0.80%) WCAG
11 25 (0.71%) PCI DSS
12 20 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 20 (0.57%) JSP 440
13 19 (0.54%) RMADS
14 18 (0.51%) Data Quality
15 13 (0.37%) GRC
16 12 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 12 (0.34%) ISO 9001
17 10 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 8 (0.23%) DO-178B
System Software
1 406 (11.58%) Docker
2 188 (5.36%) Active Directory
3 169 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (1.51%) Hyper-V
5 46 (1.31%) vSphere
6 25 (0.71%) Firmware
7 23 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (0.60%) VMware NSX
9 20 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (0.23%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.20%) KVM
12 7 (0.20%) Xen
13 6 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.14%) Postfix
14 5 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.11%) GPFS
16 3 (0.086%) Lustre
16 3 (0.086%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 350 (9.99%) Kubernetes
2 337 (9.61%) Ansible
3 189 (5.39%) Terraform
4 83 (2.37%) Puppet
5 74 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (1.17%) Docker Swarm
6 41 (1.17%) vCenter Server
7 31 (0.88%) SCCM
8 29 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
9 26 (0.74%) Grafana
10 25 (0.71%) Prometheus
11 20 (0.57%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 20 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
12 19 (0.54%) HP ALM
13 17 (0.49%) FortiGate
13 17 (0.49%) WSUS
14 16 (0.46%) Kibana
15 14 (0.40%) Packer
16 13 (0.37%) Nagios
17 11 (0.31%) Nessus
Vendors
1 768 (21.91%) Microsoft
2 206 (5.88%) Adobe
3 200 (5.71%) Cisco
4 199 (5.68%) Oracle
5 193 (5.51%) VMware
6 186 (5.31%) Apple
7 141 (4.02%) NEC
8 89 (2.54%) Google
9 88 (2.51%) CheckPoint
10 85 (2.43%) Northgate
11 79 (2.25%) Atlassian
12 51 (1.46%) Palo Alto
13 47 (1.34%) Fortinet
13 47 (1.34%) Red Hat
13 47 (1.34%) SAP
14 46 (1.31%) ServiceNow
15 42 (1.20%) Splunk
16 40 (1.14%) HP
17 36 (1.03%) Citrix
18 35 (1.00%) Juniper