Period
to 12 May 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 12 May 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
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 166 213 250
Rank change year-on-year +47 +37 +51
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 66 64 79
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.33% 0.86% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.43% 4.55% 3.80%
Number of salaries quoted 60 47 52
10th Percentile £46,800 £25,500 £36,000
25th Percentile £53,750 £29,590 £46,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +35.00% -9.09% +22.22%
75th Percentile £77,500 £61,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £76,750 £115,000
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +35.00% -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 888 1,408 2,077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.94% 19.00% 20.64%
Number of salaries quoted 767 1,245 1,790
10th Percentile £42,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £61,125
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% +2.25% +1.88%
75th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £95,000 £95,000
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 12 May 2021.

Salary histogram for SC Cleared in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 May 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 66 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (27.27%) DevOps
4 17 (25.76%) DV Cleared
5 16 (24.24%) Azure
5 16 (24.24%) Terraform
6 15 (22.73%) AWS
6 15 (22.73%) Software Engineering
6 15 (22.73%) JavaScript
7 14 (21.21%) Python
7 14 (21.21%) Target Operating Model
8 13 (19.70%) Public Sector
8 13 (19.70%) Java
8 13 (19.70%) Law
8 13 (19.70%) Git (software)
9 12 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
10 11 (16.67%) Linux
11 10 (15.15%) OO
11 10 (15.15%) CSS
11 10 (15.15%) HTML
11 10 (15.15%) Ansible
11 10 (15.15%) HTML5
11 10 (15.15%) CSS3
12 9 (13.64%) Spring
13 8 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (12.12%) Analytics
13 8 (12.12%) Social Skills
13 8 (12.12%) GitLab
13 8 (12.12%) Kubernetes
14 7 (10.61%) Public Cloud

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 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.52%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.52%) Confluence
2 1 (1.52%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
1 2 (3.03%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 16 (24.24%) Azure
2 15 (22.73%) AWS
3 3 (4.55%) GCP
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (3.03%) Amazon EKS
4 2 (3.03%) IaaS
5 1 (1.52%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.61%) Cisco Firepower
1 7 (10.61%) Cisco ISE
1 7 (10.61%) Ethernet
1 7 (10.61%) Firewall
1 7 (10.61%) LAN
1 7 (10.61%) SD-WAN
1 7 (10.61%) WAN
2 5 (7.58%) Network Security
3 2 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (3.03%) NX-OS
4 1 (1.52%) RTP
4 1 (1.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) Big Data
2 4 (6.06%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.55%) MySQL
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.52%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.52%) Impala
5 1 (1.52%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (19.70%) Git (software)
2 8 (12.12%) GitLab
3 7 (10.61%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.06%) Maven
5 2 (3.03%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.52%) eggPlant
6 1 (1.52%) JIRA
6 1 (1.52%) JMeter
6 1 (1.52%) Postman
6 1 (1.52%) REST Assured
6 1 (1.52%) Selenium
6 1 (1.52%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.52%) The Grinder
6 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (19.70%) Law
1 13 (19.70%) Public Sector
2 8 (12.12%) Social Skills
3 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.03%) Finance
3 2 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (28.79%) Architect
2 15 (22.73%) Developer
3 10 (15.15%) Consultant
3 10 (15.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 10 (15.15%) Software Developer
4 9 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Network Architect
6 6 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
7 5 (7.58%) Data Consultant
7 5 (7.58%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (7.58%) Java Developer
7 5 (7.58%) Software Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Business Architect
8 4 (6.06%) Senior Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.03%) Information Architect
10 2 (3.03%) Senior Software Engineer
10 2 (3.03%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) CSS
1 10 (15.15%) CSS3
1 10 (15.15%) HTML
1 10 (15.15%) HTML5
2 9 (13.64%) Spring
3 7 (10.61%) JSON
4 4 (6.06%) Spring Boot
4 4 (6.06%) Web Services
5 2 (3.03%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.03%) Apache Camel
5 2 (3.03%) Middleware
5 2 (3.03%) Node.js
5 2 (3.03%) React
5 2 (3.03%) Spring Batch
5 2 (3.03%) Spring Security
6 1 (1.52%) .NET
6 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Data Centre
1 7 (10.61%) Public Cloud
2 6 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.03%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.52%) Clustering
4 1 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.52%) Unix
3 1 (1.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (27.27%) DevOps
3 15 (22.73%) Software Engineering
4 14 (21.21%) Target Operating Model
5 12 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (15.15%) OO
7 8 (12.12%) Analytics
7 8 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (10.61%) Change Management
9 6 (9.09%) Decision-Making
10 5 (7.58%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (7.58%) Data Modelling
10 5 (7.58%) Network Design
10 5 (7.58%) TOGAF
11 4 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (6.06%) Data Analysis
11 4 (6.06%) Data Strategy
11 4 (6.06%) Migration
12 3 (4.55%) Requirements Gathering
12 3 (4.55%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.73%) JavaScript
2 14 (21.21%) Python
3 13 (19.70%) Java
4 6 (9.09%) SQL
5 4 (6.06%) C
6 3 (4.55%) C++
7 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.03%) PHP
7 2 (3.03%) Ruby
8 1 (1.52%) C#
8 1 (1.52%) Java 8
8 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.52%) Scala
8 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 66 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (25.76%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.03%) CISM
4 2 (3.03%) CISSP
4 2 (3.03%) Degree
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.03%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (1.52%) CCNA
5 1 (1.52%) CCNP
5 1 (1.52%) CEH
5 1 (1.52%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.52%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (1.52%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (1.52%) CISA
5 1 (1.52%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.52%) CRISC
5 1 (1.52%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 1 (1.52%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.52%) GDPR
2 1 (1.52%) NCSC
2 1 (1.52%) NIST
2 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (10.61%) VMware NSX
2 2 (3.03%) Docker
3 1 (1.52%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 16 (24.24%) Terraform
2 10 (15.15%) Ansible
3 8 (12.12%) Kubernetes
4 7 (10.61%) FortiGate
5 6 (9.09%) Istio
6 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.52%) nmon
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 7 (10.61%) CA
1 7 (10.61%) Cisco
1 7 (10.61%) Fortinet
1 7 (10.61%) SolarWinds
1 7 (10.61%) VMware
2 6 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.03%) Blue Coat
4 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.03%) F5
4 2 (3.03%) Google
4 2 (3.03%) Nintex
4 2 (3.03%) OpenText
4 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.52%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.52%) HP