Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 231 175
Rank change year-on-year +49 -56 +21
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2,818 2,614 3,495
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.90% 1.55% 2.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.94% 6.47% 7.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,773 1,819 2,443
England median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - -1.37%
10th Percentile £28,300 £28,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,800
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 35,491 40,403 45,647
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.91% 24.01% 26.16%
Number of salaries quoted 26,288 31,313 36,734
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in England

SC Cleared
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SC Cleared in England.

Salary trend for SC Cleared in England

SC Cleared
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in England over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Salary histogram for SC Cleared in England

SC Cleared
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. 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
South East +18 831 £47,500 +1.06% 228
London +135 698 £65,000 +13.04% 210
South West +5 663 £47,500 +11.76% 186
Midlands -2 239 £50,000 -2.91% 83
West Midlands +34 206 £50,000 - 69
North of England +25 198 £48,638 +17.20% 58
East of England +63 175 £60,000 +33.33% 83
North West +7 112 £49,482 +9.96% 33
Yorkshire +36 76 £42,500 +6.25% 13
East Midlands -60 33 £42,500 -21.30% 14
North East -15 10 £39,264 -28.61% 12
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 2,818 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 871 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
3 567 (20.12%) Windows
4 530 (18.81%) DV Cleared
5 519 (18.42%) Microsoft
6 511 (18.13%) ITIL
7 454 (16.11%) Java
8 424 (15.05%) Linux
9 393 (13.95%) C
10 344 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
11 340 (12.07%) C#
12 335 (11.89%) Finance
13 309 (10.97%) Software Engineering
14 307 (10.89%) SQL
15 303 (10.75%) Degree
16 302 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
17 293 (10.40%) DevOps
18 287 (10.18%) Python
19 282 (10.01%) Firewall
20 279 (9.90%) Project Management
21 275 (9.76%) VMware
22 272 (9.65%) Active Directory
23 267 (9.47%) Cisco
24 265 (9.40%) JavaScript
25 252 (8.94%) Scrum
26 245 (8.69%) SQL Server
27 243 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
28 239 (8.48%) Amazon AWS
29 236 (8.37%) C++
30 235 (8.34%) Cybersecurity

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 125 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 95 (3.37%) MS Exchange
3 62 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
4 48 (1.70%) Apache
5 45 (1.60%) Confluence
6 39 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 38 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 34 (1.21%) IIS
9 33 (1.17%) Tomcat
10 29 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
11 28 (0.99%) Skype for Business
12 26 (0.92%) Apache Spark
13 25 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 20 (0.71%) JBoss
15 14 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
15 14 (0.50%) WebSphere
16 9 (0.32%) Alfresco
16 9 (0.32%) GlassFish
16 9 (0.32%) Jetty
16 9 (0.32%) nginx
Applications
1 188 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 108 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 97 (3.44%) Microsoft Project
4 68 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 61 (2.16%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.25%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.071%) Windchill
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.035%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.035%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.035%) Revit
10 1 (0.035%) Simulink
10 1 (0.035%) Solid Edge
10 1 (0.035%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 61 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.25%) SAP BPC
3 7 (0.25%) SAP CO
3 7 (0.25%) SAP FI
3 7 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.21%) Primavera
4 6 (0.21%) Sentinel
5 5 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.18%) SAP HR
5 5 (0.18%) SAP PSCD
6 4 (0.14%) assyst
6 4 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
7 3 (0.11%) SAP APO
7 3 (0.11%) SAP QM
7 3 (0.11%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 243 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 239 (8.48%) Amazon AWS
3 93 (3.30%) Office 365
4 42 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
5 36 (1.28%) PaaS
6 32 (1.14%) GitHub
7 31 (1.10%) SaaS
8 30 (1.06%) IaaS
9 29 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
10 28 (0.99%) G Suite
11 17 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
12 15 (0.53%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (0.32%) Serverless
15 7 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
15 7 (0.25%) npm
16 6 (0.21%) AWS Fargate
16 6 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
16 6 (0.21%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 282 (10.01%) Firewall
2 147 (5.22%) LAN
3 122 (4.33%) Network Security
4 121 (4.29%) WAN
5 90 (3.19%) TCP/IP
6 73 (2.59%) Wireless
7 71 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
8 69 (2.45%) DNS
9 67 (2.38%) VPN
10 64 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
11 60 (2.13%) Internet
12 50 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
13 46 (1.63%) BGP
14 45 (1.60%) VLAN
14 45 (1.60%) Wireshark
15 44 (1.56%) DHCP
16 41 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
17 37 (1.31%) VoIP
18 33 (1.17%) SAN
19 30 (1.06%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (8.69%) SQL Server
2 98 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
3 85 (3.02%) Big Data
4 69 (2.45%) MongoDB
5 54 (1.92%) Hadoop
6 48 (1.70%) Relational Database
7 37 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
7 37 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 36 (1.28%) Oracle Database
8 36 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 34 (1.21%) MySQL
9 34 (1.21%) NoSQL
10 33 (1.17%) GIS
11 29 (1.03%) Neo4j
12 27 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
13 26 (0.92%) Geospatial Data
13 26 (0.92%) RDBMS
14 25 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
15 22 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
16 21 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 183 (6.49%) JIRA
2 131 (4.65%) Jenkins
3 127 (4.51%) Selenium
4 114 (4.05%) Git (software)
5 82 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 78 (2.77%) Cucumber
7 58 (2.06%) Subversion
8 56 (1.99%) JMeter
9 49 (1.74%) Maven
10 47 (1.67%) LoadRunner
11 45 (1.60%) Visual Studio
12 43 (1.53%) SoapUI
13 38 (1.35%) WebDriver
14 37 (1.31%) JUnit
15 32 (1.14%) MSI
16 31 (1.10%) GitLab
16 31 (1.10%) Rational DOORS
17 28 (0.99%) Eclipse
18 24 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
19 22 (0.78%) Bitbucket
General
1 335 (11.89%) Finance
2 124 (4.40%) Telecoms
3 92 (3.26%) Marketing
4 83 (2.95%) Military
5 80 (2.84%) Manufacturing
6 76 (2.70%) Electronics
7 72 (2.56%) Retail
8 46 (1.63%) Law
9 44 (1.56%) Legal
10 28 (0.99%) Banking
11 27 (0.96%) Financial Institution
12 26 (0.92%) Advertising
13 22 (0.78%) Aerospace
13 22 (0.78%) Billing
14 20 (0.71%) Local Government
15 10 (0.35%) Back Office
16 7 (0.25%) Games
17 6 (0.21%) Publishing
18 5 (0.18%) Avionics
19 4 (0.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 427 (15.15%) Developer
2 354 (12.56%) Analyst
3 351 (12.46%) Architect
4 193 (6.85%) Consultant
5 151 (5.36%) Network Engineer
6 138 (4.90%) Software Engineer
7 132 (4.68%) Project Manager
8 118 (4.19%) Solutions Architect
9 106 (3.76%) Java Developer
10 83 (2.95%) Service Analyst
11 78 (2.77%) Service Desk Analyst
12 75 (2.66%) .NET Developer
12 75 (2.66%) Tester
13 73 (2.59%) Support Engineer
14 67 (2.38%) Systems Engineer
15 66 (2.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 62 (2.20%) Software Developer
17 59 (2.09%) DevOps Engineer
18 57 (2.02%) Test Analyst
19 55 (1.95%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (7.06%) .NET
2 165 (5.86%) HTML
3 129 (4.58%) CSS
4 126 (4.47%) Web Services
5 123 (4.36%) AngularJS
6 112 (3.97%) Spring
7 106 (3.76%) XML
8 100 (3.55%) ASP.NET
9 70 (2.48%) .NET Framework
10 67 (2.38%) Node.js
11 66 (2.34%) REST
12 65 (2.31%) JSON
13 63 (2.24%) React
14 54 (1.92%) Middleware
15 50 (1.77%) Hibernate
16 47 (1.67%) Java EE
17 46 (1.63%) ASP.NET MVC
18 43 (1.53%) HTML5
19 42 (1.49%) RESTful
20 40 (1.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 302 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
2 136 (4.83%) Self-Motivation
3 119 (4.22%) Management Information System
4 107 (3.80%) Data Centre
5 43 (1.53%) Driving Licence
5 43 (1.53%) PKI
5 43 (1.53%) User Experience
6 38 (1.35%) Reference Data
7 29 (1.03%) Blackberry
7 29 (1.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 29 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
8 27 (0.96%) Virtual Team
9 26 (0.92%) Clustering
9 26 (0.92%) EMC VNX
9 26 (0.92%) Public Cloud
10 25 (0.89%) Fintech
11 22 (0.78%) Algorithms
12 20 (0.71%) Client/Server
12 20 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 567 (20.12%) Windows
2 424 (15.05%) Linux
3 168 (5.96%) Windows Server
4 125 (4.44%) Windows 7
5 107 (3.80%) Unix
6 104 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 103 (3.66%) Windows 10
8 82 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 57 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 48 (1.70%) Android
11 46 (1.63%) Apple iOS
12 28 (0.99%) Windows 8
13 27 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (0.82%) CentOS
15 21 (0.75%) Windows XP
16 19 (0.67%) Solaris
17 18 (0.64%) SUSE
18 15 (0.53%) Windows 2000
19 10 (0.35%) Debian
19 10 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 871 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
2 511 (18.13%) ITIL
3 344 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
4 309 (10.97%) Software Engineering
5 293 (10.40%) DevOps
6 279 (9.90%) Project Management
7 252 (8.94%) Scrum
8 235 (8.34%) Cybersecurity
9 228 (8.09%) TDD
10 222 (7.88%) Test Automation
11 221 (7.84%) Service Delivery
12 197 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
13 185 (6.56%) Open Source
14 182 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
15 179 (6.35%) Service Management
16 166 (5.89%) Analytics
17 156 (5.54%) Continuous Integration
17 156 (5.54%) Information Security
18 150 (5.32%) Mentoring
19 147 (5.22%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 454 (16.11%) Java
2 393 (13.95%) C
3 340 (12.07%) C#
4 307 (10.89%) SQL
5 287 (10.18%) Python
6 265 (9.40%) JavaScript
7 236 (8.37%) C++
8 126 (4.47%) PowerShell
9 69 (2.45%) Bash Shell
9 69 (2.45%) Ruby
10 62 (2.20%) T-SQL
11 58 (2.06%) PL/SQL
12 40 (1.42%) Java 8
13 32 (1.14%) ABAP
14 26 (0.92%) Go
15 21 (0.75%) ANSI SQL
16 20 (0.71%) PHP
17 19 (0.67%) Scala
18 15 (0.53%) Ada
18 15 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2,818 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 530 (18.81%) DV Cleared
3 303 (10.75%) Degree
4 165 (5.86%) Cisco Certification
5 113 (4.01%) CCNP
6 105 (3.73%) CISSP
7 77 (2.73%) CCNA
8 70 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 60 (2.13%) ISEB
10 57 (2.02%) CISM
11 55 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
12 41 (1.45%) MCSE
13 39 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
14 36 (1.28%) CEH
14 36 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
14 36 (1.28%) ISTQB
15 27 (0.96%) PMI Certification
16 26 (0.92%) CESG Certified Professional
16 26 (0.92%) TOGAF Certification
17 25 (0.89%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (5.78%) SLA
2 119 (4.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 84 (2.98%) QA
4 79 (2.80%) GDPR
5 64 (2.27%) Data Quality
6 51 (1.81%) PCI DSS
7 33 (1.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 33 (1.17%) PMO
8 29 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 21 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 12 (0.43%) GPG13
10 12 (0.43%) ISO 9001
11 11 (0.39%) RMADS
12 9 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 9 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 8 (0.28%) DO-254
14 7 (0.25%) IEC 61508
14 7 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 6 (0.21%) ISAE 3402
15 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 272 (9.65%) Active Directory
2 199 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (3.66%) Docker
4 54 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 51 (1.81%) vSphere
6 33 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 31 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
9 25 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
10 23 (0.82%) VMware NSX
11 21 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 18 (0.64%) VirtualBox
13 16 (0.57%) Firmware
14 14 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
15 13 (0.46%) XenDesktop
16 12 (0.43%) XenApp
17 7 (0.25%) Postfix
17 7 (0.25%) vCloud
18 5 (0.18%) Snort
18 5 (0.18%) Squid
Systems Management
1 118 (4.19%) SCCM
2 87 (3.09%) Ansible
3 68 (2.41%) Kubernetes
4 64 (2.27%) Puppet
5 61 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
6 54 (1.92%) SCOM
7 44 (1.56%) Terraform
8 37 (1.31%) Nagios
9 36 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
10 31 (1.10%) vRealize
11 23 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
12 18 (0.64%) HP ALM
12 18 (0.64%) WSUS
13 17 (0.60%) Cisco LMS
13 17 (0.60%) Opsview
14 15 (0.53%) Salt
15 13 (0.46%) Nessus
16 11 (0.39%) NetBackup
17 9 (0.32%) ArcSight ESM
18 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 519 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 275 (9.76%) VMware
3 267 (9.47%) Cisco
4 208 (7.38%) Oracle
5 144 (5.11%) SAP
6 108 (3.83%) Juniper
7 94 (3.34%) HP
8 86 (3.05%) CheckPoint
9 83 (2.95%) F5
10 62 (2.20%) Red Hat
11 56 (1.99%) Google
12 55 (1.95%) Citrix
13 42 (1.49%) EMC
13 42 (1.49%) SolarWinds
14 40 (1.42%) Dell
15 37 (1.31%) Palo Alto
16 34 (1.21%) Fortinet
17 31 (1.10%) Veeam
18 30 (1.06%) Meraki
18 30 (1.06%) Remedy