Period
to 5 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 5 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
Central London > City of London
6 months to
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 168 265 239
Rank change year-on-year +97 -26 +51
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 52 48 95
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.10% 0.53% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.78% 2.91% 4.35%
Number of salaries quoted 50 39 48
Median annual salary £67,500 £50,000 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.00% -6.98% +33.54%
10th Percentile £40,003 £23,050 £39,950
90th Percentile £87,500 £94,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +40.00% -4.76% +16.67%

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 the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 899 1,650 2,186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.99% 18.20% 20.85%
Number of salaries quoted 757 1,447 1,884
Median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +1.69%
10th Percentile £43,750 £31,230 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £95,000 £94,625
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +4.35%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in the City of London

SC Cleared
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in the City of London.

Salary trend for SC Cleared in the City of London

SC Cleared
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in the City of London over the 6 months to 5 March 2021.

Salary histogram for SC Cleared in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 City of London region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 52 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (26.92%) JavaScript
3 14 (26.92%) Azure
4 13 (25.00%) AWS
5 12 (23.08%) Python
6 11 (21.15%) Software Engineering
6 11 (21.15%) Terraform
6 11 (21.15%) Public Sector
7 10 (19.23%) Java
8 9 (17.31%) Ansible
9 8 (15.38%) DevOps
9 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
10 7 (13.46%) HTML
10 7 (13.46%) CSS
10 7 (13.46%) OO
10 7 (13.46%) Spring
10 7 (13.46%) Firewall
10 7 (13.46%) HTML5
10 7 (13.46%) CSS3
11 6 (11.54%) FortiGate
11 6 (11.54%) Git (software)
11 6 (11.54%) SolarWinds
11 6 (11.54%) Cisco ISE
11 6 (11.54%) Public Cloud
11 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
11 6 (11.54%) VMware NSX
11 6 (11.54%) Cisco Firepower
11 6 (11.54%) Change Management
11 6 (11.54%) VMware

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.92%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.92%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
1 2 (3.85%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (26.92%) Azure
2 13 (25.00%) AWS
3 4 (7.69%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (5.77%) GCP
5 2 (3.85%) Amazon EKS
5 2 (3.85%) IaaS
6 1 (1.92%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) Firewall
2 6 (11.54%) Cisco Firepower
2 6 (11.54%) Cisco ISE
2 6 (11.54%) Ethernet
2 6 (11.54%) LAN
2 6 (11.54%) WAN
3 4 (7.69%) Network Security
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (3.85%) NX-OS
5 1 (1.92%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.85%) MySQL
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.92%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.92%) Big Data
3 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.92%) HBase
3 1 (1.92%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.69%) GitLab
2 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.92%) JUnit
3 1 (1.92%) Maven
3 1 (1.92%) Mockito
3 1 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (21.15%) Public Sector
2 3 (5.77%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Law
3 2 (3.85%) Marketing
3 2 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Architect
2 12 (23.08%) Developer
3 7 (13.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 7 (13.46%) Software Developer
4 6 (11.54%) Network Architect
5 5 (9.62%) Consultant
5 5 (9.62%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Java Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Deskside Support
7 3 (5.77%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.77%) Security Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Information Security Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) Penetration Tester
8 2 (3.85%) Security Advisor
8 2 (3.85%) Security Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Network Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) CSS
1 7 (13.46%) CSS3
1 7 (13.46%) HTML
1 7 (13.46%) HTML5
1 7 (13.46%) Spring
2 6 (11.54%) JSON
3 5 (9.62%) Node.js
3 5 (9.62%) Spring Boot
4 4 (7.69%) REST
5 3 (5.77%) Apache Camel
5 3 (5.77%) React
6 2 (3.85%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.85%) Spring Batch
6 2 (3.85%) Spring Security
7 1 (1.92%) .NET
7 1 (1.92%) JAX-RS
7 1 (1.92%) JMS
7 1 (1.92%) Kafka
7 1 (1.92%) Spring Integration
7 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
1 6 (11.54%) Public Cloud
2 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) CMDB
2 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.85%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.92%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Linux
2 4 (7.69%) Windows
3 3 (5.77%) Windows 10
3 3 (5.77%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.77%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (21.15%) Software Engineering
3 8 (15.38%) DevOps
4 7 (13.46%) OO
5 6 (11.54%) Change Management
6 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (9.62%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (7.69%) Analytics
7 4 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (7.69%) Information Security
7 4 (7.69%) Microservices
7 4 (7.69%) Network Design
7 4 (7.69%) TOGAF
8 3 (5.77%) Coaching
8 3 (5.77%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (5.77%) Data Integration
8 3 (5.77%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.77%) Open Source
8 3 (5.77%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.92%) JavaScript
2 12 (23.08%) Python
3 10 (19.23%) Java
4 4 (7.69%) Java 8
4 4 (7.69%) SQL
5 3 (5.77%) C++
6 2 (3.85%) C
6 2 (3.85%) PHP
6 2 (3.85%) Ruby
7 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 52 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.54%) DV Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) CISM
3 5 (9.62%) CISSP
3 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.77%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (5.77%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 3 (5.77%) MCP
5 3 (5.77%) MCSA
5 3 (5.77%) MCSE
6 2 (3.85%) CCNP
6 2 (3.85%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (3.85%) CHECK Team Leader
6 2 (3.85%) CHECK Team Member
6 2 (3.85%) CREST Certified
6 2 (3.85%) Degree
6 2 (3.85%) OSCP
6 2 (3.85%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (1.92%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.92%) GDPR
2 1 (1.92%) NCSC
2 1 (1.92%) NIST
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (11.54%) VMware NSX
2 2 (3.85%) Docker
3 1 (1.92%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (21.15%) Terraform
2 9 (17.31%) Ansible
3 6 (11.54%) FortiGate
4 4 (7.69%) Kubernetes
5 2 (3.85%) Istio
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.54%) CA
2 6 (11.54%) Cisco
2 6 (11.54%) Fortinet
2 6 (11.54%) SolarWinds
2 6 (11.54%) VMware
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle
4 3 (5.77%) Dell
4 3 (5.77%) HP
5 2 (3.85%) Blue Coat
5 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.85%) F5
5 2 (3.85%) Google
5 2 (3.85%) Nintex
5 2 (3.85%) OpenText
5 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.92%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.92%) Informatica
6 1 (1.92%) TIBCO