Period
to 28 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > East of England
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 112 87 101
Rank change year-on-year -25 +14 +77
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 127 45 204
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 2.28% 2.47% 2.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.11% 9.51% 10.52%
Number of salaries quoted 50 38 181
10th Percentile £22,750 £38,925 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,750 £53,750 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.30% +26.47% -29.17%
75th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £74,688 £92,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +1.85% +2.86%

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 East of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,566 473 1,939
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 28.05% 25.99% 28.19%
Number of salaries quoted 577 357 1,438
10th Percentile £26,550 £29,300 £26,250
25th Percentile £34,250 £40,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £52,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.65% +15.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £61,154
90th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in the East of England

SC Cleared
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in the East of England.

Salary trend for SC Cleared in the East of England

SC Cleared
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in the East of England over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

Salary histogram for SC Cleared in the East of England

SC Cleared
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the East of England region over the 6 months to 28 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -18 78 £50,000 -4.76% 54
Cambridgeshire - 19 £42,500 - 9
Bedfordshire -7 18 £56,250 +28.57% 2
Essex -21 11 £70,000 +3.70% 9
Suffolk - 1 £40,000 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 East of England region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 127 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 48 (37.80%) Degree
2 48 (37.80%) Social Skills
3 39 (30.71%) Windows
4 37 (29.13%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (28.35%) C#
6 34 (26.77%) Presentation Skills
7 30 (23.62%) Systems Engineering
8 29 (22.83%) Cisco
9 27 (21.26%) VMware
10 26 (20.47%) Active Directory
10 26 (20.47%) Azure
11 25 (19.69%) Cisco Certification
11 25 (19.69%) IIS
12 24 (18.90%) Project Management
12 24 (18.90%) AWS
12 24 (18.90%) DV Cleared
13 23 (18.11%) Scrum
13 23 (18.11%) SQL
14 22 (17.32%) Information Management
15 21 (16.54%) Software Engineering
16 20 (15.75%) ITIL
17 19 (14.96%) Simulink
17 19 (14.96%) Web Services
17 19 (14.96%) C++
17 19 (14.96%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (14.96%) Synthetic Environment
17 19 (14.96%) DevOps
18 18 (14.17%) SDLC
18 18 (14.17%) PowerShell

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 25 (19.69%) IIS
2 10 (7.87%) Confluence
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (14.96%) Simulink
2 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (20.47%) Azure
2 24 (18.90%) AWS
3 12 (9.45%) GitHub
4 11 (8.66%) GCP
5 3 (2.36%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.79%) Datadog
6 1 (0.79%) IaaS
6 1 (0.79%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.81%) Firewall
2 14 (11.02%) HTTP
3 11 (8.66%) WAN
4 8 (6.30%) Network Security
4 8 (6.30%) SD-WAN
5 6 (4.72%) Broadband
5 6 (4.72%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (4.72%) Cisco Firepower
5 6 (4.72%) LAN
5 6 (4.72%) PBX
5 6 (4.72%) PSTN
5 6 (4.72%) TETRA
6 4 (3.15%) BGP
6 4 (3.15%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.36%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (2.36%) VPN
8 2 (1.57%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.57%) VLAN
8 2 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.02%) MySQL
1 14 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.57%) Big Data
3 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.79%) Power BI
4 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (14.17%) Jenkins
2 13 (10.24%) GitLab
2 13 (10.24%) JIRA
3 11 (8.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (7.87%) Rational DOORS
4 10 (7.87%) Rational Rhapsody
5 7 (5.51%) Cucumber
6 6 (4.72%) TestRail
7 5 (3.94%) Selenium
8 2 (1.57%) Maven
9 1 (0.79%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.79%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.79%) Hudson
9 1 (0.79%) JMeter
9 1 (0.79%) MSI
9 1 (0.79%) Serenity BDD
9 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (37.80%) Social Skills
2 34 (26.77%) Presentation Skills
3 15 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (11.02%) Aerospace
4 14 (11.02%) Influencing Skills
5 12 (9.45%) Public Sector
6 11 (8.66%) Military
7 7 (5.51%) Electronics
8 4 (3.15%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.57%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 2 (1.57%) Retail
10 1 (0.79%) Automotive
10 1 (0.79%) Banking
10 1 (0.79%) Finance
10 1 (0.79%) Law
10 1 (0.79%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.79%) Police
10 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (29.13%) Developer
2 20 (15.75%) Lead Developer
3 19 (14.96%) C# Developer
3 19 (14.96%) Network Engineer
4 18 (14.17%) C++ Developer
4 18 (14.17%) C++/C# Developer
4 18 (14.17%) Lead C# Developer
5 14 (11.02%) SOC Engineer
5 14 (11.02%) SOC Specialist
6 11 (8.66%) Senior Developer
7 9 (7.09%) RF Engineer
7 9 (7.09%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (6.30%) Architect
8 8 (6.30%) Network Operations Specialist
8 8 (6.30%) Network Specialist
9 6 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) Analyst
10 5 (3.94%) Software Tester
10 5 (3.94%) Tester
11 4 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.96%) Web Services
2 14 (11.02%) JSON
2 14 (11.02%) LDAP
2 14 (11.02%) Regular Expression
3 13 (10.24%) .NET
4 4 (3.15%) Spring
4 4 (3.15%) Spring Boot
5 2 (1.57%) HTML
5 2 (1.57%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.79%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.79%) CSS
6 1 (0.79%) CSS3
6 1 (0.79%) HTML5
6 1 (0.79%) J2EE
6 1 (0.79%) Node.js
6 1 (0.79%) Velocity
6 1 (0.79%) WinForms
6 1 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.02%) Cyber Defence
1 14 (11.02%) Cyberthreat
1 14 (11.02%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.51%) Driving Licence
3 6 (4.72%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.57%) CCTV
5 2 (1.57%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.57%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.79%) Cybercrime
6 1 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) NHS
6 1 (0.79%) PKI
6 1 (0.79%) User Experience
6 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (30.71%) Windows
2 5 (3.94%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.57%) Linux
4 2 (1.57%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.79%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (29.13%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (23.62%) Systems Engineering
3 24 (18.90%) Project Management
4 23 (18.11%) Scrum
5 22 (17.32%) Information Management
6 21 (16.54%) Software Engineering
7 20 (15.75%) ITIL
8 19 (14.96%) DevOps
8 19 (14.96%) Synthetic Environment
9 18 (14.17%) SDLC
10 17 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (11.81%) Task Automation
12 14 (11.02%) Analytical Thinking
12 14 (11.02%) Network Packet Capture
12 14 (11.02%) Security Operations
12 14 (11.02%) SIEM
12 14 (11.02%) Strategic Thinking
12 14 (11.02%) Threat Detection
13 13 (10.24%) Web Development
14 11 (8.66%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 36 (28.35%) C#
2 23 (18.11%) SQL
3 19 (14.96%) C++
4 18 (14.17%) PowerShell
5 17 (13.39%) Python
6 11 (8.66%) Java
7 9 (7.09%) MATLAB
8 4 (3.15%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.79%) Java 11
9 1 (0.79%) Java 8
9 1 (0.79%) Perl
9 1 (0.79%) Ruby
9 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.79%) VB
9 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 127 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 48 (37.80%) Degree
3 25 (19.69%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (18.90%) DV Cleared
5 16 (12.60%) CCNP
6 12 (9.45%) CCNA
7 6 (4.72%) CCENT
8 3 (2.36%) CCIE
8 3 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.79%) CCDP
10 1 (0.79%) CISA
10 1 (0.79%) CISMP
10 1 (0.79%) CISSP
10 1 (0.79%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.24%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.79%) GDPR
2 1 (0.79%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.79%) RMADS
System Software
1 26 (20.47%) Active Directory
2 19 (14.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (12.60%) Hyper-V
4 15 (11.81%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (11.02%) NFS
6 3 (2.36%) vSphere
7 2 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.57%) XenApp
7 2 (1.57%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.79%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (5.51%) SCCM
2 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (4.72%) WSUS
3 4 (3.15%) Ansible
4 3 (2.36%) Terraform
5 2 (1.57%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 29 (22.83%) Cisco
2 27 (21.26%) VMware
3 18 (14.17%) CheckPoint
4 14 (11.02%) Fortinet
5 13 (10.24%) F5
6 11 (8.66%) Citrix
6 11 (8.66%) Google
7 10 (7.87%) Palo Alto
8 6 (4.72%) Veeam
8 6 (4.72%) Zscaler
9 5 (3.94%) Microsoft
10 3 (2.36%) Oracle
10 3 (2.36%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.57%) Dell
11 2 (1.57%) IBM
12 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.79%) Ivanti
12 1 (0.79%) Juniper
12 1 (0.79%) Polycom
12 1 (0.79%) Remedy