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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 161 151 156
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2164 2360 2397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.10% 2.10% 2.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.69% 7.63% 7.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1618 1692 1795
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £71,150 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%

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
28126 30918 32695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.24% 27.56% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22646 24152 26161
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,500 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 May 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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 historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 1989 £47,500 -5.00% 248
South East -26 617 £45,000 - 78
South West +14 398 £40,000 -8.04% 44
London -24 397 £60,000 +9.09% 54
Hampshire -11 252 £40,000 - 38
West Midlands +2 188 £50,000 -16.66% 25
Berkshire -42 144 £55,000 - 20
Surrey +23 141 £45,000 - 8
East of England 0 141 £42,500 -15.00% 16
Bristol +12 140 £40,000 - 6
Wiltshire +12 121 £32,500 -14.47% 12
Birmingham -15 116 £60,000 - 10
Hertfordshire +6 108 £38,750 -26.19% 5
Gloucestershire +9 104 £50,500 - 19
East Midlands +57 76 £35,000 +12.90% 6
Reading -40 74 £52,250 -9.13% 5
Chippenham +12 70 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Yorkshire +21 69 £45,000 - 4
Leatherhead +37 68 £50,000 +11.11% 3
North West -35 62 £47,500 -13.63% 12
Cheltenham +6 45 £52,500 -6.66% 8
Farnborough +9 44 £36,000 +35.84% 9
Southampton -28 43 £40,000 +5.26% 5
Stevenage +4 42 £37,500 +66.66%
Cumbria +1 41 £47,500 -24.00% 7
Derbyshire +34 39 £40,500 -1.81% 1
Basingstoke +5 38 £35,000 -26.31% 8
City of London -8 35 £49,000 -2.00% 17
West Yorkshire -8 33 £45,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire -14 32 £52,500 +26.50% 6

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared.

1 4109 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 938 (22.83%) Windows
3 872 (21.22%) Microsoft
4 779 (18.96%) ITIL
5 674 (16.40%) DV Cleared
5 674 (16.40%) Degree
6 621 (15.11%) Linux
7 613 (14.92%) Java
8 596 (14.50%) Firewall
9 591 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
10 585 (14.24%) Finance
11 581 (14.14%) SQL
12 575 (13.99%) Oracle
13 560 (13.63%) Cybersecurity
14 533 (12.97%) VMware
15 532 (12.95%) Cisco
16 531 (12.92%) C
17 407 (9.91%) Cisco Certification
18 389 (9.47%) SQL Server
19 384 (9.35%) MS Excel
20 369 (8.98%) Active Directory
21 366 (8.91%) Information Security
22 349 (8.49%) Unix
23 343 (8.35%) C++
24 338 (8.23%) HTML
25 336 (8.18%) C#
26 327 (7.96%) .NET
26 327 (7.96%) WAN
27 318 (7.74%) JavaScript
28 308 (7.50%) SLA

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 179 (4.36%) SharePoint
2 148 (3.60%) MS Exchange
3 113 (2.75%) Apache
4 109 (2.65%) WebLogic
5 104 (2.53%) JBoss
6 99 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 92 (2.24%) Skype for Business
8 68 (1.65%) Tomcat
9 67 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 56 (1.36%) Alfresco
11 52 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
12 50 (1.22%) Joomla!
13 48 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
13 48 (1.17%) Node.js
14 47 (1.14%) Confluence
15 44 (1.07%) IIS
16 41 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
17 39 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
18 37 (0.90%) OpenStack
19 36 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 384 (9.35%) MS Excel
2 158 (3.85%) MS Office
3 51 (1.24%) MS Project
4 38 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 32 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 10 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
8 9 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.22%) SPSS
9 8 (0.19%) 3ds Max
9 8 (0.19%) Maya
10 6 (0.15%) Maple
11 4 (0.097%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.097%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.049%) Simulink
13 1 (0.024%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.024%) Mathcad
13 1 (0.024%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 89 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
2 40 (0.97%) Lorenzo
3 37 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 35 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
5 32 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 26 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
6 26 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
7 19 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
8 10 (0.24%) SAP HCM
8 10 (0.24%) SAP HR
9 9 (0.22%) SAP CO
9 9 (0.22%) SAP FI
9 9 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
9 9 (0.22%) SAP SRM
10 8 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
11 7 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
12 6 (0.15%) SAP BPC
13 5 (0.12%) Primavera
13 5 (0.12%) SAP ERP
14 4 (0.097%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 119 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 107 (2.60%) Office 365
3 80 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
4 62 (1.51%) SaaS
5 54 (1.31%) IaaS
6 45 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
7 35 (0.85%) PaaS
8 28 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
10 13 (0.32%) GitHub
11 8 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 8 (0.19%) Heroku
12 4 (0.097%) Oracle CX
13 3 (0.073%) Force.com
14 2 (0.049%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.049%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.024%) Amazon EMR
15 1 (0.024%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.024%) Google Analytics
15 1 (0.024%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 596 (14.50%) Firewall
2 327 (7.96%) WAN
3 299 (7.28%) LAN
4 221 (5.38%) Network Security
4 221 (5.38%) VPN
5 204 (4.96%) TCP/IP
6 162 (3.94%) Wireless
7 151 (3.67%) Internet
8 137 (3.33%) MPLS
8 137 (3.33%) SAN
9 135 (3.29%) DNS
10 98 (2.39%) BGP
11 89 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
12 81 (1.97%) SSL
13 79 (1.92%) OSPF
14 77 (1.87%) DHCP
15 75 (1.83%) Cisco Nexus
16 74 (1.80%) IPsec
17 68 (1.65%) VoIP
18 57 (1.39%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 389 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 181 (4.40%) Oracle Database
3 167 (4.06%) Big Data
4 127 (3.09%) MongoDB
5 113 (2.75%) Hadoop
6 88 (2.14%) Relational Database
7 70 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 68 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
9 63 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
10 54 (1.31%) NoSQL
11 50 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
12 47 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
12 47 (1.14%) RDBMS
13 46 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
13 46 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 42 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
15 41 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
16 38 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 37 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
17 37 (0.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 121 (2.94%) Subversion
2 104 (2.53%) Git (software)
3 98 (2.39%) JIRA
4 90 (2.19%) Jenkins
5 89 (2.17%) Maven
6 76 (1.85%) Selenium
7 66 (1.61%) Visual Studio
8 57 (1.39%) JUnit
8 57 (1.39%) Rational DOORS
9 55 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 51 (1.24%) Ant
11 47 (1.14%) Eclipse
12 46 (1.12%) Apache Ivy
13 35 (0.85%) Jasmine
14 34 (0.83%) Moq
15 31 (0.75%) Bugzilla
16 29 (0.71%) LoadRunner
17 27 (0.66%) Metasploit
18 24 (0.58%) Cucumber
19 22 (0.54%) Travis CI
General
1 585 (14.24%) Finance
2 303 (7.37%) Telecoms
3 145 (3.53%) Manufacturing
4 131 (3.19%) Marketing
5 129 (3.14%) Military
6 115 (2.80%) Electronics
7 100 (2.43%) Banking
8 67 (1.63%) Legal
9 64 (1.56%) Aerospace
10 41 (1.00%) Law
11 38 (0.92%) Retail
12 32 (0.78%) Billing
12 32 (0.78%) Publishing
13 30 (0.73%) Local Government
14 24 (0.58%) Financial Institution
15 23 (0.56%) Games
16 21 (0.51%) Multimedia
17 15 (0.37%) Welsh Language
18 14 (0.34%) Advertising
19 12 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 585 (14.24%) Consultant
2 563 (13.70%) Analyst
3 438 (10.66%) Architect
4 406 (9.88%) Developer
5 307 (7.47%) Security Consultant
6 290 (7.06%) Network Engineer
7 273 (6.64%) Support Engineer
8 146 (3.55%) Security Architect
8 146 (3.55%) Support Analyst
9 140 (3.41%) DBA
10 130 (3.16%) Security Engineer
11 127 (3.09%) Administrator
12 126 (3.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 116 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 114 (2.77%) Project Manager
15 112 (2.73%) Java Developer
16 107 (2.60%) Software Engineer
17 106 (2.58%) Systems Engineer
18 105 (2.56%) IT Engineer
19 100 (2.43%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (8.23%) HTML
2 327 (7.96%) .NET
3 216 (5.26%) XML
4 200 (4.87%) CSS
5 184 (4.48%) Web Services
6 182 (4.43%) HTML5
7 135 (3.29%) Spring
8 132 (3.21%) SOAP
9 128 (3.12%) ASP.NET
10 120 (2.92%) Hibernate
11 103 (2.51%) J2EE
12 91 (2.21%) Middleware
13 79 (1.92%) AngularJS
14 66 (1.61%) .NET Framework
15 64 (1.56%) EJB
16 63 (1.53%) CSS3
17 61 (1.48%) Dojo
18 59 (1.44%) JPA
19 55 (1.34%) REST
20 54 (1.31%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 293 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
2 257 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 246 (5.99%) Computer Science
4 219 (5.33%) Data Centre
5 127 (3.09%) CESG
6 108 (2.63%) PKI
7 92 (2.24%) Security Operations Centre
8 86 (2.09%) Driving Licence
9 82 (2.00%) Mathematics
10 75 (1.83%) Clustering
11 73 (1.78%) Visualisation
12 63 (1.53%) User Experience
13 62 (1.51%) Mobile App
14 61 (1.48%) Cybercrime
14 61 (1.48%) EPoS
15 56 (1.36%) Health Informatics
15 56 (1.36%) Informatics
16 51 (1.24%) VHDL
17 49 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
18 43 (1.05%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 938 (22.83%) Windows
2 621 (15.11%) Linux
3 349 (8.49%) Unix
4 306 (7.45%) Windows Server
5 219 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 203 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 174 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 121 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 118 (2.87%) Solaris
10 97 (2.36%) Android
11 95 (2.31%) Windows 7
12 73 (1.78%) CentOS
13 58 (1.41%) Apple iOS
14 56 (1.36%) Mac OS X
15 44 (1.07%) Windows 8
16 37 (0.90%) Windows Phone
16 37 (0.90%) Windows XP
17 34 (0.83%) Windows 10
18 28 (0.68%) Windows 2000
19 23 (0.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 779 (18.96%) ITIL
2 591 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
3 560 (13.63%) Cybersecurity
4 366 (8.91%) Information Security
5 298 (7.25%) Project Management
6 265 (6.45%) Software Engineering
7 242 (5.89%) UML
8 241 (5.87%) Security Architecture
9 238 (5.79%) Presales
10 223 (5.43%) Service Delivery
11 222 (5.40%) PRINCE2
12 194 (4.72%) Service Management
13 183 (4.45%) Network Design
14 180 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
14 180 (4.38%) Mentoring
15 177 (4.31%) Change Management
15 177 (4.31%) Open Source
16 162 (3.94%) TOGAF
17 155 (3.77%) SDLC
18 154 (3.75%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 613 (14.92%) Java
2 581 (14.14%) SQL
3 531 (12.92%) C
4 343 (8.35%) C++
5 336 (8.18%) C#
6 318 (7.74%) JavaScript
7 266 (6.47%) Python
8 140 (3.41%) Ruby
9 130 (3.16%) PowerShell
10 123 (2.99%) Perl
11 90 (2.19%) PHP
12 83 (2.02%) PL/SQL
13 80 (1.95%) Bash Shell
13 80 (1.95%) Shell Script
14 67 (1.63%) VB
15 65 (1.58%) VB.NET
16 50 (1.22%) Scala
17 40 (0.97%) T-SQL
18 39 (0.95%) Objective-C
19 28 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4109 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 674 (16.40%) Degree
2 674 (16.40%) DV Cleared
3 407 (9.91%) Cisco Certification
4 281 (6.84%) CCNA
5 267 (6.50%) CISSP
6 232 (5.65%) CCNP
7 136 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 131 (3.19%) CREST Certified
9 125 (3.04%) BPSS Clearance
9 125 (3.04%) CISM
10 100 (2.43%) CESG Certified Professional
11 78 (1.90%) JNCIA
12 71 (1.73%) MCSE
13 70 (1.70%) ISTQB
13 70 (1.70%) JNCIS
14 69 (1.68%) ISEB
15 68 (1.65%) JNCIP
16 67 (1.63%) CLAS
17 64 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (7.50%) SLA
2 183 (4.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 76 (1.85%) QA
4 71 (1.73%) PCI DSS
5 66 (1.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 56 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
7 55 (1.34%) RMADS
8 37 (0.90%) JSP 440
9 22 (0.54%) ISO 9001
10 16 (0.39%) GPG13
11 14 (0.34%) Data Quality
11 14 (0.34%) HL7
12 13 (0.32%) FISMA
13 12 (0.29%) COBIT
14 11 (0.27%) HMG Infosec
15 8 (0.19%) Def Stans
15 8 (0.19%) PA-DSS
16 6 (0.15%) ISO22301
17 3 (0.073%) ISO27002
18 2 (0.049%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 369 (8.98%) Active Directory
2 279 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 138 (3.36%) vSphere
4 113 (2.75%) Hyper-V
5 49 (1.19%) Docker
6 46 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
6 46 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
7 45 (1.10%) XenApp
8 40 (0.97%) vCloud
9 36 (0.88%) VMware ESX
10 28 (0.68%) BitLocker
11 26 (0.63%) Firmware
12 23 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 22 (0.54%) Snort
14 19 (0.46%) Oracle Clusterware
15 14 (0.34%) DFS Replication
16 12 (0.29%) KVM
16 12 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (0.29%) VMware Server
17 11 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 126 (3.07%) SCCM
2 84 (2.04%) SCOM
3 83 (2.02%) Puppet
4 62 (1.51%) Oracle RMAN
5 57 (1.39%) Ansible
6 46 (1.12%) Windows Intune
7 41 (1.00%) Data Guard
8 38 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
9 37 (0.90%) NetBackup
10 34 (0.83%) Nessus
11 33 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
12 31 (0.75%) Cisco UCCX
12 31 (0.75%) SCDPM
13 29 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 28 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 25 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 22 (0.54%) Nagios
16 22 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
17 21 (0.51%) HP SIM
17 21 (0.51%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 872 (21.22%) Microsoft
2 575 (13.99%) Oracle
3 533 (12.97%) VMware
4 532 (12.95%) Cisco
5 299 (7.28%) Juniper
6 204 (4.96%) HP
7 155 (3.77%) SAP
8 150 (3.65%) CheckPoint
9 123 (2.99%) Citrix
10 116 (2.82%) IBM
11 102 (2.48%) Remedy
12 93 (2.26%) Dell
13 91 (2.21%) Red Hat
14 89 (2.17%) F5
15 77 (1.87%) Palo Alto
16 70 (1.70%) Intel Security
17 69 (1.68%) Adobe
17 69 (1.68%) EMC
18 68 (1.65%) Symantec
19 62 (1.51%) ArcSight
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