Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 174 161 298
Rank change year-on-year -13 +137 +16
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 78 38 29
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.33% 0.99% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.79% 5.29% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 72 27 24
10th Percentile £40,117 " £35,375
25th Percentile £51,563 £25,500 £48,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £28,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +132.14% -55.20% +13.64%
75th Percentile £84,063 £60,000 £92,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £64,250 £136,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £50,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year +25.00% -6.98% +13.16%

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 887 718 1,825
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.16% 18.69% 18.07%
Number of salaries quoted 768 620 1,548
10th Percentile £41,025 £34,875 £28,925
25th Percentile £50,000 £48,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% -
75th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,563
90th Percentile £101,250 £95,125 £98,750
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%

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 20 September 2021.

Salary histogram for SC Cleared in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 78 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 28 (35.90%) Public Sector
3 19 (24.36%) DV Cleared
3 19 (24.36%) Law
4 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
4 17 (21.79%) Java
4 17 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (20.51%) Google
5 16 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (19.23%) Azure
6 15 (19.23%) Finance
7 14 (17.95%) Big Data
8 13 (16.67%) Git (software)
8 13 (16.67%) DevOps
8 13 (16.67%) Microservices
8 13 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
9 12 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
9 12 (15.38%) Maven
9 12 (15.38%) Jenkins
9 12 (15.38%) AWS
9 12 (15.38%) Social Skills
9 12 (15.38%) Full Stack Development
10 11 (14.10%) Analytics
10 11 (14.10%) Migration
10 11 (14.10%) Data Modelling
11 10 (12.82%) Python
11 10 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (12.82%) Games
12 9 (11.54%) Oracle
12 9 (11.54%) PaaS

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 3 (3.85%) Confluence
1 3 (3.85%) SAS
1 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.56%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.23%) Azure
2 12 (15.38%) AWS
3 9 (11.54%) PaaS
4 6 (7.69%) IaaS
5 5 (6.41%) SaaS
6 3 (3.85%) BlazeMeter
7 2 (2.56%) GCP
8 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.28%) Serverless
8 1 (1.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) Firewall
2 4 (5.13%) Cisco Firepower
2 4 (5.13%) Cisco ISE
2 4 (5.13%) Ethernet
2 4 (5.13%) LAN
2 4 (5.13%) Network Security
2 4 (5.13%) SD-WAN
2 4 (5.13%) WAN
3 1 (1.28%) DHCP
3 1 (1.28%) DNS
3 1 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.28%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.95%) Big Data
2 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.41%) Hadoop
4 4 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.56%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.56%) Impala
6 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (1.28%) DB2
7 1 (1.28%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.28%) MySQL
7 1 (1.28%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 13 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 12 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 12 (15.38%) Maven
3 4 (5.13%) JIRA
4 3 (3.85%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.85%) eggPlant
4 3 (3.85%) JMeter
4 3 (3.85%) LoadRunner
4 3 (3.85%) Postman
4 3 (3.85%) REST Assured
4 3 (3.85%) SoapUI
4 3 (3.85%) The Grinder
5 2 (2.56%) Selenium
6 1 (1.28%) GitLab
6 1 (1.28%) Rational DOORS
General
1 28 (35.90%) Public Sector
2 19 (24.36%) Law
3 15 (19.23%) Finance
4 12 (15.38%) Social Skills
5 10 (12.82%) Games
6 7 (8.97%) Presentation Skills
7 5 (6.41%) Banking
8 4 (5.13%) Marketing
9 2 (2.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 1 (1.28%) Fire and Rescue
10 1 (1.28%) Police
10 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (23.08%) Architect
2 17 (21.79%) Consultant
3 13 (16.67%) Developer
4 9 (11.54%) Java Developer
5 8 (10.26%) Data Consultant
6 7 (8.97%) Senior Consultant
6 7 (8.97%) Senior Developer
6 7 (8.97%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Business Architect
8 4 (5.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 4 (5.13%) Network Architect
8 4 (5.13%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.85%) Java Consultant
9 3 (3.85%) Platform Architect
9 3 (3.85%) Principal Architect
9 3 (3.85%) Principal Consultant
9 3 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.26%) CSS
1 8 (10.26%) HTML
1 8 (10.26%) JSON
2 4 (5.13%) CSS3
2 4 (5.13%) HTML5
2 4 (5.13%) React
2 4 (5.13%) Spring
2 4 (5.13%) Web Services
3 3 (3.85%) Gherkin
3 3 (3.85%) Middleware
4 2 (2.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Public Cloud
2 7 (8.97%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.56%) NHS
4 1 (1.28%) Blog
4 1 (1.28%) Clustering
4 1 (1.28%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.28%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.28%) Replication
4 1 (1.28%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.28%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.41%) Linux
2 3 (3.85%) Unix
2 3 (3.85%) Windows
3 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (16.67%) DevOps
3 13 (16.67%) Microservices
3 13 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
4 12 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
4 12 (15.38%) Full Stack Development
5 11 (14.10%) Analytics
5 11 (14.10%) Data Modelling
5 11 (14.10%) Migration
6 10 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (10.26%) Scrum
7 8 (10.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (8.97%) Data Analysis
8 7 (8.97%) Data Strategy
8 7 (8.97%) Mentoring
8 7 (8.97%) Software Engineering
9 6 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (7.69%) Requirements Gathering
10 5 (6.41%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.79%) Java
2 10 (12.82%) Python
3 7 (8.97%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.85%) C
4 3 (3.85%) C#
4 3 (3.85%) VBScript
5 2 (2.56%) Scala
5 2 (2.56%) SQL
6 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.28%) Go
6 1 (1.28%) Perl
6 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 78 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (24.36%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.56%) CISM
3 2 (2.56%) CISSP
3 2 (2.56%) Degree
3 2 (2.56%) SAS Certification
4 1 (1.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.28%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (1.28%) GIAC
4 1 (1.28%) OSCP
4 1 (1.28%) PhD
4 1 (1.28%) SANS
4 1 (1.28%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.28%) GRC
2 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (1.28%) NCSC
System Software
1 6 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.13%) Docker
2 4 (5.13%) VMware NSX
3 2 (2.56%) HDFS
3 2 (2.56%) vSphere
4 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.28%) KVM
4 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) Terraform
2 5 (6.41%) Ansible
2 5 (6.41%) Kubernetes
3 4 (5.13%) FortiGate
4 3 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (2.56%) Control-M
6 1 (1.28%) Grafana
6 1 (1.28%) Istio
6 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.28%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.28%) Prometheus
6 1 (1.28%) SCCM
6 1 (1.28%) SCOM
6 1 (1.28%) vMotion
Vendors
1 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
2 16 (20.51%) Google
3 9 (11.54%) Oracle
4 6 (7.69%) VMware
5 5 (6.41%) Cisco
5 5 (6.41%) SolarWinds
6 4 (5.13%) CA
6 4 (5.13%) Fortinet
6 4 (5.13%) HP
7 3 (3.85%) IBM
8 2 (2.56%) Avature
8 2 (2.56%) Cloudera
8 2 (2.56%) DataFlux
8 2 (2.56%) Informatica
8 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.56%) SAP
8 2 (2.56%) Talend
9 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.28%) Splunk