The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 176 188 118
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -70
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 1720 1893 2920
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.92% 1.76% 2.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.45% 6.44% 9.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1164 1363 2260
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,200 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,627 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+3.14% -8.15%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
23080 29382 32051
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.83% 27.37% 27.89%
Number of salaries quoted 18224 23272 25710
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SC Cleared
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the UK.

SC Cleared Salary Trend in the UK

SC Cleared
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SC Cleared over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 within the UK.

SC Cleared Salary Histogram in the UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
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statistics and trends)
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
England +25 1626 £45,000 - 278
South East +18 564 £45,000 - 91
South West +18 329 £40,000 -3.03% 55
Hampshire +13 275 £45,000 +4.65% 38
London 0 262 £57,500 - 69
North West +33 149 £41,250 -8.33% 7
West Midlands +36 141 £47,500 +18.75% 20
Berkshire -7 125 £62,500 +45.34% 22
Surrey +44 120 £44,250 -1.66% 16
Gloucestershire +2 111 £45,000 +7.14% 12
Merseyside +48 102 £37,500 -50.00% 1
Liverpool +31 101 £37,500 -50.00% 1
Birmingham +25 91 £49,000 +13.95% 5
Wiltshire +55 79 £33,750 -25.00% 12
Bristol -18 77 £44,000 +3.52% 21
Farnborough +26 73 £37,500 -6.25% 8
East of England -16 55 £45,000 -10.00% 8
East Midlands -21 50 £47,500 +58.33% 8
Reading -4 47 £50,000 +17.64% 15
Basingstoke -2 45 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Yorkshire -14 44 £42,500 -2.29% 11
Bracknell +17 39 £38,500 -9.41% 3
Gloucester -4 38 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Leatherhead -7 36 £41,000 -8.88% 11
Hertfordshire +5 35 £55,000 -12.00% 1
North East +32 34 £40,000 +2.56% 6
Somerset +17 28 £39,500 +12.85% 4
Derbyshire +4 27 £45,000 +50.00% 3
Scotland +43 26 £40,000 -6.81% 9
Buckinghamshire +14 26 £35,000 -33.33% 9

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 3816 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 866 (22.69%) Windows
3 840 (22.01%) Microsoft
4 700 (18.34%) DV Cleared
5 688 (18.03%) ITIL
6 579 (15.17%) Linux
7 553 (14.49%) Java
8 541 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
9 493 (12.92%) Cybersecurity
10 491 (12.87%) VMware
11 480 (12.58%) Firewall
12 477 (12.50%) Degree
13 447 (11.71%) Cisco
14 436 (11.43%) SQL
15 409 (10.72%) Active Directory
16 398 (10.43%) Oracle
17 395 (10.35%) C
18 391 (10.25%) MS Excel
19 384 (10.06%) Information Security
20 375 (9.83%) Cisco Certification
21 355 (9.30%) SQL Server
22 351 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
23 334 (8.75%) Windows Server
24 330 (8.65%) Finance
25 328 (8.60%) C#
26 323 (8.46%) HTML
27 320 (8.39%) Unix
28 313 (8.20%) JavaScript
29 306 (8.02%) CISSP
30 304 (7.97%) ISO/IEC 27001

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 234 (6.13%) SharePoint
2 130 (3.41%) MS Exchange
3 98 (2.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 77 (2.02%) IIS
5 76 (1.99%) WebLogic
6 74 (1.94%) Skype for Business
7 70 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
8 66 (1.73%) Apache
9 58 (1.52%) JBoss
10 57 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
11 53 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
12 52 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 48 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
14 40 (1.05%) WebSphere
15 36 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
16 33 (0.86%) Alfresco
16 33 (0.86%) Oracle Service Bus
17 31 (0.81%) Apache Spark
17 31 (0.81%) Joomla!
18 30 (0.79%) nginx
Applications
1 391 (10.25%) MS Excel
2 211 (5.53%) MS Office
3 86 (2.25%) MS Project
4 45 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 26 (0.68%) InfoPath
7 14 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.31%) AutoCAD
9 9 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 8 (0.21%) 3ds Max
10 8 (0.21%) Maya
11 7 (0.18%) S-PLUS
12 5 (0.13%) Photoshop
13 3 (0.079%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.079%) Open Workbench
13 3 (0.079%) Simulink
14 2 (0.052%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.052%) OrCAD
14 2 (0.052%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 46 (1.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 30 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 21 (0.55%) Sentinel
4 17 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 16 (0.42%) Primavera
5 16 (0.42%) SAP HR
5 16 (0.42%) SAP PS
6 15 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 13 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
8 11 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
8 11 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
8 11 (0.29%) SAP HCM
9 10 (0.26%) SAP CO
9 10 (0.26%) SAP FI
9 10 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
10 9 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
11 7 (0.18%) assyst
12 6 (0.16%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 164 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 158 (4.14%) Office 365
3 104 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
4 58 (1.52%) PaaS
4 58 (1.52%) SaaS
5 56 (1.47%) IaaS
6 47 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 26 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (0.58%) GitHub
9 15 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
10 9 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.10%) Oracle CX
12 4 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.079%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.079%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (0.052%) Google Drive
14 2 (0.052%) iPaaS
15 1 (0.026%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 480 (12.58%) Firewall
2 225 (5.90%) Network Security
3 222 (5.82%) LAN
4 194 (5.08%) TCP/IP
5 189 (4.95%) DNS
6 187 (4.90%) WAN
7 127 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
8 125 (3.28%) VPN
9 122 (3.20%) DHCP
10 108 (2.83%) Wireless
11 87 (2.28%) HTTP
12 84 (2.20%) MPLS
13 83 (2.18%) BGP
13 83 (2.18%) OSPF
14 68 (1.78%) FTP
14 68 (1.78%) Internet
15 62 (1.62%) Intrusion Detection
15 62 (1.62%) SAN
16 60 (1.57%) SSL
17 47 (1.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 135 (3.54%) MongoDB
3 134 (3.51%) Big Data
4 96 (2.52%) Hadoop
5 91 (2.38%) Oracle Database
6 85 (2.23%) Relational Database
7 84 (2.20%) MySQL
8 80 (2.10%) NoSQL
9 69 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
10 58 (1.52%) RDBMS
11 48 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
11 48 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 43 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
13 41 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
14 36 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
15 34 (0.89%) Neo4j
16 31 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 29 (0.76%) MS Access
17 29 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
18 28 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 135 (3.54%) Visual Studio
2 104 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 76 (1.99%) Selenium
4 72 (1.89%) Jenkins
5 65 (1.70%) Maven
6 54 (1.42%) Subversion
7 51 (1.34%) JUnit
8 46 (1.21%) Git (software)
8 46 (1.21%) JIRA
9 44 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
10 35 (0.92%) Cucumber
11 30 (0.79%) Eclipse
12 27 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
13 25 (0.66%) Metasploit
14 24 (0.63%) Ant
15 23 (0.60%) Burp Suite
16 21 (0.55%) JBehave
17 20 (0.52%) LoadRunner
18 17 (0.45%) JDeveloper
18 17 (0.45%) JMeter
General
1 330 (8.65%) Finance
2 241 (6.32%) Telecoms
3 81 (2.12%) Manufacturing
4 80 (2.10%) Aerospace
5 74 (1.94%) Military
6 72 (1.89%) Legal
7 59 (1.55%) Electronics
8 55 (1.44%) Marketing
9 53 (1.39%) Banking
10 40 (1.05%) Retail
11 27 (0.71%) Automotive
12 26 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
13 25 (0.66%) Games
14 24 (0.63%) Publishing
15 18 (0.47%) Law
16 11 (0.29%) Back Office
16 11 (0.29%) Multimedia
16 11 (0.29%) Spanish Language
17 9 (0.24%) Billing
18 6 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 449 (11.77%) Developer
2 425 (11.14%) Consultant
3 410 (10.74%) Analyst
4 405 (10.61%) Architect
5 228 (5.97%) Network Engineer
6 192 (5.03%) Support Engineer
7 166 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 158 (4.14%) Administrator
9 150 (3.93%) Security Architect
10 145 (3.80%) Security Consultant
11 136 (3.56%) Java Developer
12 125 (3.28%) Software Engineer
13 118 (3.09%) Security Engineer
14 115 (3.01%) Tester
15 112 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
16 91 (2.38%) Security Manager
17 90 (2.36%) Senior Developer
18 81 (2.12%) Cybersecurity Architect
19 80 (2.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 80 (2.10%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (8.46%) HTML
2 282 (7.39%) .NET
3 262 (6.87%) XML
4 244 (6.39%) Web Services
5 209 (5.48%) CSS
6 164 (4.30%) HTML5
7 143 (3.75%) AngularJS
8 135 (3.54%) Spring
9 125 (3.28%) ASP.NET
10 116 (3.04%) J2EE
11 113 (2.96%) jQuery
12 99 (2.59%) JSON
13 92 (2.41%) SOAP
14 90 (2.36%) REST
15 70 (1.83%) Hibernate
16 68 (1.78%) Java EE
17 64 (1.68%) React
18 63 (1.65%) Backbone.js
19 62 (1.62%) .NET Framework
19 62 (1.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 298 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 293 (7.68%) Management Information System
3 214 (5.61%) Data Centre
4 162 (4.25%) PKI
5 150 (3.93%) Computer Science
6 109 (2.86%) CESG
7 97 (2.54%) Driving Licence
8 71 (1.86%) Security Operations Centre
9 68 (1.78%) Private Cloud
10 56 (1.47%) Clustering
11 48 (1.26%) Visualisation
12 45 (1.18%) Mobile App
13 38 (1.00%) Cybercrime
13 38 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
13 38 (1.00%) User Experience
14 37 (0.97%) Cryptography
15 33 (0.86%) Cyber Attack
15 33 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
16 32 (0.84%) Virtual Team
17 27 (0.71%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 866 (22.69%) Windows
2 579 (15.17%) Linux
3 334 (8.75%) Windows Server
4 320 (8.39%) Unix
5 208 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 185 (4.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 113 (2.96%) Windows 7
8 108 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 85 (2.23%) Windows 10
10 84 (2.20%) Solaris
11 80 (2.10%) Android
12 68 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 58 (1.52%) Apple iOS
14 44 (1.15%) Windows 8
15 42 (1.10%) CentOS
16 30 (0.79%) Ubuntu
16 30 (0.79%) Windows XP
17 28 (0.73%) AIX
18 20 (0.52%) Kali Linux
19 15 (0.39%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 688 (18.03%) ITIL
2 541 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
3 493 (12.92%) Cybersecurity
4 384 (10.06%) Information Security
5 270 (7.08%) Project Management
6 261 (6.84%) Software Engineering
7 245 (6.42%) Scrum
8 228 (5.97%) Service Delivery
9 222 (5.82%) Security Architecture
10 211 (5.53%) Presales
11 195 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 190 (4.98%) SIEM
13 176 (4.61%) Open Source
14 161 (4.22%) Service Management
15 156 (4.09%) Change Management
15 156 (4.09%) Risk Management
16 151 (3.96%) Migration
17 147 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
18 142 (3.72%) SOA
19 140 (3.67%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 553 (14.49%) Java
2 436 (11.43%) SQL
3 395 (10.35%) C
4 328 (8.60%) C#
5 313 (8.20%) JavaScript
6 270 (7.08%) C++
7 170 (4.45%) Python
8 161 (4.22%) PowerShell
9 124 (3.25%) Perl
10 98 (2.57%) PHP
11 89 (2.33%) Shell Script
12 79 (2.07%) Groovy
13 77 (2.02%) Ruby
13 77 (2.02%) Scala
14 65 (1.70%) VB.NET
15 64 (1.68%) PL/SQL
15 64 (1.68%) T-SQL
16 60 (1.57%) Bash Shell
17 56 (1.47%) VB
18 42 (1.10%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3816 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 700 (18.34%) DV Cleared
3 477 (12.50%) Degree
4 375 (9.83%) Cisco Certification
5 306 (8.02%) CISSP
6 237 (6.21%) CCNA
7 203 (5.32%) CCNP
8 178 (4.66%) CISM
9 168 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 113 (2.96%) CEH
10 113 (2.96%) CREST Certified
11 112 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
12 98 (2.57%) MCSE
13 84 (2.20%) CISA
14 79 (2.07%) SANS
15 78 (2.04%) ISEB
16 72 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
16 72 (1.89%) CHECK Team Leader
17 71 (1.86%) CESG Certified Professional
18 67 (1.76%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (7.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 218 (5.71%) SLA
3 126 (3.30%) PCI DSS
4 86 (2.25%) QA
5 76 (1.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 39 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 38 (1.00%) GPG13
8 37 (0.97%) RMADS
9 20 (0.52%) COBIT
10 19 (0.50%) JSP 440
11 17 (0.45%) FISMA
12 14 (0.37%) MISRA
13 11 (0.29%) Data Quality
13 11 (0.29%) JTAG
14 10 (0.26%) ISO27002
15 9 (0.24%) ISO 9001
16 7 (0.18%) ISO 9000
17 6 (0.16%) HMG Infosec
18 5 (0.13%) ISO22301
18 5 (0.13%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 409 (10.72%) Active Directory
2 351 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 184 (4.82%) Hyper-V
4 103 (2.70%) vSphere
5 49 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
6 45 (1.18%) Docker
7 43 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
7 43 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
8 31 (0.81%) Firmware
9 27 (0.71%) XenApp
10 25 (0.66%) BitLocker
11 22 (0.58%) Terminal Services
11 22 (0.58%) vCloud
11 22 (0.58%) VMware ESX
11 22 (0.58%) XenDesktop
12 20 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
13 15 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
14 14 (0.37%) Snort
15 10 (0.26%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 110 (2.88%) SCCM
2 72 (1.89%) SCOM
3 47 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 41 (1.07%) Nagios
5 37 (0.97%) Puppet
6 34 (0.89%) NetBackup
7 33 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
8 32 (0.84%) Nessus
8 32 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
9 26 (0.68%) Data Guard
10 21 (0.55%) SCVMM
11 20 (0.52%) Backup Exec
12 17 (0.45%) WSUS
13 16 (0.42%) Ansible
13 16 (0.42%) Kubernetes
13 16 (0.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 16 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
13 16 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Management
13 16 (0.42%) SCSM
14 15 (0.39%) Juniper STRM
Vendors
1 840 (22.01%) Microsoft
2 491 (12.87%) VMware
3 447 (11.71%) Cisco
4 398 (10.43%) Oracle
5 262 (6.87%) Juniper
6 154 (4.04%) HP
7 146 (3.83%) IBM
8 115 (3.01%) SAP
9 105 (2.75%) CheckPoint
10 96 (2.52%) Red Hat
11 91 (2.38%) Citrix
12 86 (2.25%) Remedy
13 84 (2.20%) Palo Alto
14 79 (2.07%) F5
15 59 (1.55%) Computacenter
15 59 (1.55%) Symantec
16 46 (1.21%) MuleSoft
17 45 (1.18%) EMC
18 44 (1.15%) Siebel
19 42 (1.10%) NetApp
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hastings, East Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 24,000
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum + pension + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Attractive package
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 65k per year + Amazing Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 65k per year + amazing benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 65k per year + Amazing Bens!
Posted: Yesterday
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £35k - 65k per year + Car allowance + Great Bens!
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 + car + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Salary: 450-500pd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Car, pension, bonus, flexible
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Net Talent
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Unspecified Competitive salary + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £38-65,000 + £Car+MS Training/Pension/Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000- £80,000 plus an attractive bonus, car and pension scheme
Posted: 3 days ago