Period
to 27 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 43 101 82
Rank change year-on-year +58 -19 +31
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 84 51 115
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.90% 2.00% 3.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.42% 9.50% 11.06%
Number of salaries quoted 68 46 56
Median annual salary £58,750 £50,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.50% -11.11% +2.27%
10th Percentile £35,664 £32,250 £34,375
90th Percentile £81,625 £76,875 £90,625
West Midlands median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% +10.00%

SC 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 Birmingham with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 318 537 1,040
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 22.35% 21.03% 31.79%
Number of salaries quoted 219 488 592
Median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £49,425
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.00% +1.16% +16.29%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £76,925
West Midlands median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +12.50%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Birmingham

SC Cleared
Salary Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in Birmingham.

Salary trend for SC Cleared in Birmingham

SC Cleared
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Salary distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in Birmingham over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Salary histogram for SC Cleared in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, IT jobs citing SC 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 84 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 53 (63.10%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (40.48%) JavaScript
4 24 (28.57%) Azure
4 24 (28.57%) Open Source
4 24 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 23 (27.38%) DevOps
5 23 (27.38%) Java
6 22 (26.19%) Python
6 22 (26.19%) Kubernetes
7 20 (23.81%) Microsoft
7 20 (23.81%) Software Engineering
8 19 (22.62%) MVC
9 18 (21.43%) Docker
10 17 (20.24%) AngularJS
10 17 (20.24%) HTML
10 17 (20.24%) CSS
11 16 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (19.05%) Terraform
11 16 (19.05%) Public Sector
12 15 (17.86%) Java 8
12 15 (17.86%) Collaborative Working
12 15 (17.86%) React
12 15 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
12 15 (17.86%) PowerShell
12 15 (17.86%) NoSQL
12 15 (17.86%) Node.js
12 15 (17.86%) SQL Server
12 15 (17.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (17.86%) TDD

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 7 (8.33%) Confluence
1 7 (8.33%) GlassFish
1 7 (8.33%) JBoss
1 7 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.38%) CMS
2 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.19%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 10 (11.90%) Figma
1 10 (11.90%) InVision
1 10 (11.90%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (8.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (1.19%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 24 (28.57%) Azure
2 11 (13.10%) AWS
3 9 (10.71%) GitHub
4 7 (8.33%) PaaS
5 6 (7.14%) Power Platform
6 5 (5.95%) SaaS
7 4 (4.76%) IaaS
8 2 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.38%) Azure Functions
8 2 (2.38%) BlazeMeter
8 2 (2.38%) Logic Apps
8 2 (2.38%) Office 365
8 2 (2.38%) Serverless
9 1 (1.19%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.95%) Firewall
2 4 (4.76%) SAN
3 3 (3.57%) BGP
3 3 (3.57%) MPLS
3 3 (3.57%) Multicast
3 3 (3.57%) OSPF
3 3 (3.57%) RSVP
3 3 (3.57%) Spanning Tree
3 3 (3.57%) VRRP
4 2 (2.38%) VoIP
4 2 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.86%) NoSQL
1 15 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (4.76%) Power BI
3 1 (1.19%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 15 (17.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 12 (14.29%) JUnit
3 12 (14.29%) Mockito
4 11 (13.10%) GitLab
5 10 (11.90%) Git (software)
6 7 (8.33%) Apache Archiva
6 7 (8.33%) Artifactory
6 7 (8.33%) Bitbucket
6 7 (8.33%) JIRA
6 7 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (8.33%) TeamCity
6 7 (8.33%) Visual Studio
6 7 (8.33%) Visual Studio Code
7 4 (4.76%) Hudson
7 4 (4.76%) Vagrant
8 2 (2.38%) eggPlant
8 2 (2.38%) Selenium
8 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (19.05%) Public Sector
2 6 (7.14%) Marketing
3 4 (4.76%) Finance
3 4 (4.76%) Military
3 4 (4.76%) Police
4 3 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (23.81%) Developer
2 15 (17.86%) Java Developer
2 15 (17.86%) SC Cleared Java Developer
3 11 (13.10%) Architect
3 11 (13.10%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (11.90%) Designer
5 9 (10.71%) UX Designer
6 7 (8.33%) Analyst
6 7 (8.33%) Lead Developer
6 7 (8.33%) Lead Java Developer
6 7 (8.33%) Software Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) SIEM Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) SOC Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Splunk Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Azure Architect
9 4 (4.76%) Platform Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Senior UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.24%) AngularJS
1 17 (20.24%) CSS
1 17 (20.24%) HTML
2 15 (17.86%) Node.js
2 15 (17.86%) React
3 14 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 12 (14.29%) Apache Camel
4 12 (14.29%) JAX-RS
4 12 (14.29%) JMS
4 12 (14.29%) REST
4 12 (14.29%) RESTful
4 12 (14.29%) Spring
4 12 (14.29%) Spring Integration
5 9 (10.71%) .NET
6 8 (9.52%) CSS3
6 8 (9.52%) HTML5
7 7 (8.33%) Hibernate
7 7 (8.33%) Java EE
7 7 (8.33%) Spring Batch
7 7 (8.33%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) Self-Motivation
1 10 (11.90%) User Experience
2 7 (8.33%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.76%) Blog
3 4 (4.76%) Social Media
4 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.38%) BYOD
5 2 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.38%) SCADA
6 1 (1.19%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.95%) Windows
2 4 (4.76%) Linux
2 4 (4.76%) Unix
2 4 (4.76%) Windows Server
2 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (63.10%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (28.57%) Open Source
3 23 (27.38%) DevOps
4 20 (23.81%) Software Engineering
5 19 (22.62%) MVC
6 16 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (17.86%) Collaborative Working
7 15 (17.86%) TDD
8 14 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 13 (15.48%) Configuration Management
9 13 (15.48%) Microservices
10 12 (14.29%) CQRS
10 12 (14.29%) Decision-Making
10 12 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
10 12 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
10 12 (14.29%) Mentoring
10 12 (14.29%) Pair Programming
11 10 (11.90%) Project Management
11 10 (11.90%) Service Delivery
11 10 (11.90%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 34 (40.48%) JavaScript
2 23 (27.38%) Java
3 22 (26.19%) Python
4 15 (17.86%) Java 8
4 15 (17.86%) PowerShell
5 12 (14.29%) SQL
6 9 (10.71%) TypeScript
7 4 (4.76%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.76%) C#
7 4 (4.76%) Go
7 4 (4.76%) Perl
7 4 (4.76%) Ruby
8 1 (1.19%) ABAP
8 1 (1.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 84 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 10 (11.90%) Degree
4 7 (8.33%) CISSP
4 7 (8.33%) CREST Certified
5 5 (5.95%) CompTIA Security+
5 5 (5.95%) GCIH
5 5 (5.95%) OSCP
5 5 (5.95%) SANS
6 3 (3.57%) AWS Certification
7 2 (2.38%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (2.38%) CHECK Team Member
7 2 (2.38%) CISM
7 2 (2.38%) Cyber Scheme
8 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) SLA
2 3 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 2 (2.38%) NCSC
4 1 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (21.43%) Docker
2 4 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.38%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.19%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 22 (26.19%) Kubernetes
2 16 (19.05%) Terraform
3 15 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (9.52%) Puppet
5 7 (8.33%) Ansible
6 4 (4.76%) CFEngine
6 4 (4.76%) Consul
6 4 (4.76%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (4.76%) Nagios
6 4 (4.76%) Packer
Vendors
1 20 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.52%) Oracle
3 7 (8.33%) IBM
4 5 (5.95%) Splunk
5 4 (4.76%) Alteryx
5 4 (4.76%) Cognos
5 4 (4.76%) NEC
5 4 (4.76%) VMware
6 3 (3.57%) Adobe
6 3 (3.57%) Juniper
6 3 (3.57%) Nokia
7 2 (2.38%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.19%) SAP