Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 172 198 213
Rank change year-on-year +26 +15 -34
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2,587 2,768 2,769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.04% 1.81% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.72% 7.57% 6.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,844 1,816 1,967
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +9.89% -4.21%
10th Percentile £31,475 £28,125 £27,342
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £74,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +9.89% -4.21%

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 29,657 36,551 40,095
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.39% 23.85% 24.40%
Number of salaries quoted 21,750 27,219 31,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +11 804 £60,000 +20.00% 226
South West +2 613 £50,000 +8.70% 223
London +23 556 £57,738 -11.17% 178
Midlands +40 241 £50,000 - 67
East of England +86 213 £42,500 -29.17% 70
West Midlands +41 194 £50,000 -6.98% 51
North of England -16 146 £45,000 -10.00% 65
North West +18 102 £50,000 - 38
East Midlands +29 46 £42,500 +6.25% 16
Yorkshire -21 38 £35,000 -17.65% 15
North East +5 6 £35,000 -5.41% 12
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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 2,587 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 745 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
3 498 (19.25%) DV Cleared
4 464 (17.94%) Linux
5 438 (16.93%) Java
6 416 (16.08%) Windows
7 401 (15.50%) Cybersecurity
8 381 (14.73%) Microsoft
9 371 (14.34%) Public Sector
10 368 (14.22%) Problem-Solving
11 353 (13.65%) DevOps
12 321 (12.41%) C
13 297 (11.48%) Software Engineering
14 294 (11.36%) Degree
15 291 (11.25%) Python
16 284 (10.98%) Cisco
17 278 (10.75%) ITIL
18 274 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
19 270 (10.44%) C#
20 260 (10.05%) C++
21 256 (9.90%) AWS
22 255 (9.86%) SQL
23 252 (9.74%) VMware
24 247 (9.55%) Active Directory
25 231 (8.93%) Firewall
25 231 (8.93%) Azure
26 229 (8.85%) Finance
27 219 (8.47%) Project Management
28 206 (7.96%) Cisco Certification
28 206 (7.96%) Oracle

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 74 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 42 (1.62%) Apache Spark
3 31 (1.20%) JBoss
4 30 (1.16%) Confluence
4 30 (1.16%) MS Exchange
5 29 (1.12%) Apache
6 28 (1.08%) Skype for Business
7 26 (1.01%) Tomcat
8 25 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
9 22 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
10 16 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
10 16 (0.62%) OpenStack
11 15 (0.58%) IIS
11 15 (0.58%) WebSphere
12 13 (0.50%) Jetty
13 12 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
14 11 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.39%) Apache Pig
15 10 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
16 9 (0.35%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 120 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
4 21 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.50%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.23%) Simulink
8 4 (0.15%) Adobe XD
8 4 (0.15%) InVision
8 4 (0.15%) Sketch
9 3 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.077%) Windchill
11 1 (0.039%) CATIA
11 1 (0.039%) OrCAD
11 1 (0.039%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.039%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.39%) SAP BPC
2 10 (0.39%) SAP CO
2 10 (0.39%) SAP FI
2 10 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.27%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.12%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 3 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.12%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.077%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.077%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 256 (9.90%) AWS
2 231 (8.93%) Azure
3 116 (4.48%) Office 365
4 44 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
5 35 (1.35%) IaaS
6 23 (0.89%) PaaS
7 21 (0.81%) SaaS
8 20 (0.77%) GCP
9 19 (0.73%) G Suite
10 17 (0.66%) Boomi
11 15 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
11 15 (0.58%) OpenShift
12 12 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
12 12 (0.46%) OneDrive
13 11 (0.43%) Azure Stack
13 11 (0.43%) Power Platform
13 11 (0.43%) Serverless
14 8 (0.31%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 231 (8.93%) Firewall
2 121 (4.68%) Network Security
3 105 (4.06%) WAN
4 103 (3.98%) TCP/IP
5 96 (3.71%) DNS
6 94 (3.63%) LAN
7 71 (2.74%) VPN
8 64 (2.47%) Wireless
9 62 (2.40%) Internet
10 60 (2.32%) DHCP
11 59 (2.28%) Cisco ASA
12 57 (2.20%) BGP
13 48 (1.86%) SAN
14 47 (1.82%) MPLS
15 42 (1.62%) OSPF
16 41 (1.58%) Cisco Firepower
17 37 (1.43%) VLAN
18 28 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
19 23 (0.89%) IPv6
20 22 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (6.46%) SQL Server
2 95 (3.67%) Big Data
3 83 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
4 61 (2.36%) MongoDB
5 50 (1.93%) Hadoop
6 46 (1.78%) MySQL
7 38 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 36 (1.39%) IBM InfoSphere
8 36 (1.39%) Relational Database
9 28 (1.08%) GIS
10 22 (0.85%) Oracle Database
11 21 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
12 17 (0.66%) NoSQL
12 17 (0.66%) RDBMS
13 13 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
13 13 (0.50%) SAP BW
14 12 (0.46%) Apache Hive
14 12 (0.46%) Neo4j
14 12 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
15 11 (0.43%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 141 (5.45%) Git (software)
2 135 (5.22%) Jenkins
3 117 (4.52%) JIRA
4 110 (4.25%) Selenium
5 71 (2.74%) Cucumber
6 66 (2.55%) JMeter
7 62 (2.40%) LoadRunner
8 54 (2.09%) WebDriver
9 42 (1.62%) Maven
10 41 (1.58%) Rational DOORS
11 38 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 38 (1.47%) Visual Studio
12 36 (1.39%) Eclipse
13 35 (1.35%) NeoLoad
14 34 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 33 (1.28%) SoapUI
16 32 (1.24%) SilkPerformer
17 27 (1.04%) JUnit
18 21 (0.81%) Bitbucket
19 20 (0.77%) Jasmine
General
1 371 (14.34%) Public Sector
2 229 (8.85%) Finance
3 154 (5.95%) Telecoms
4 152 (5.88%) Military
5 112 (4.33%) Electronics
5 112 (4.33%) Marketing
6 102 (3.94%) Manufacturing
7 90 (3.48%) Aerospace
8 61 (2.36%) Legal
9 46 (1.78%) Retail
10 21 (0.81%) Advertising
10 21 (0.81%) Law
11 20 (0.77%) Banking
12 16 (0.62%) Police
13 14 (0.54%) Local Government
14 11 (0.43%) Avionics
14 11 (0.43%) Publishing
15 9 (0.35%) Automotive
15 9 (0.35%) Games
16 8 (0.31%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 325 (12.56%) Developer
2 261 (10.09%) Consultant
3 249 (9.63%) Architect
4 207 (8.00%) Analyst
5 165 (6.38%) Software Engineer
6 138 (5.33%) Test Engineer
7 137 (5.30%) Network Engineer
8 106 (4.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 97 (3.75%) Software Developer
10 92 (3.56%) Security Consultant
11 87 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
11 87 (3.36%) Java Developer
12 85 (3.29%) Senior Test Engineer
12 85 (3.29%) Support Engineer
13 64 (2.47%) Project Manager
14 62 (2.40%) Security Architect
15 58 (2.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 58 (2.24%) C# Developer
15 58 (2.24%) Solutions Architect
16 57 (2.20%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (4.14%) .NET
2 93 (3.59%) HTML
3 92 (3.56%) Web Services
4 78 (3.02%) Spring
5 75 (2.90%) CSS
6 72 (2.78%) AngularJS
7 50 (1.93%) RESTful
8 49 (1.89%) ASP.NET
8 49 (1.89%) React
9 48 (1.86%) XML
10 47 (1.82%) Node.js
11 39 (1.51%) HTML5
11 39 (1.51%) SOAP
12 37 (1.43%) jQuery
13 33 (1.28%) JSON
14 30 (1.16%) Hibernate
14 30 (1.16%) REST
15 28 (1.08%) Middleware
16 26 (1.01%) Java EE
17 25 (0.97%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 274 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (4.45%) Management Information System
3 93 (3.59%) Data Centre
4 80 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
5 51 (1.97%) Cyberthreat
6 47 (1.82%) Algorithms
7 45 (1.74%) Public Cloud
7 45 (1.74%) User Experience
8 40 (1.55%) Driving Licence
9 36 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
10 33 (1.28%) Clustering
11 24 (0.93%) PKI
12 22 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
13 21 (0.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 21 (0.81%) VHDL
14 20 (0.77%) Data Structures
14 20 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
15 18 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (0.70%) Virtual Team
16 17 (0.66%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 464 (17.94%) Linux
2 416 (16.08%) Windows
3 146 (5.64%) Windows Server
4 122 (4.72%) Unix
5 80 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 76 (2.94%) Windows 10
7 70 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 64 (2.47%) Windows 7
9 63 (2.44%) CentOS
10 47 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
11 37 (1.43%) Android
12 31 (1.20%) Windows 8
13 30 (1.16%) Ubuntu
14 24 (0.93%) Debian
14 24 (0.93%) Solaris
15 23 (0.89%) Apple iOS
16 16 (0.62%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.50%) SUSE
18 9 (0.35%) Windows 2000
19 8 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 745 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
2 401 (15.50%) Cybersecurity
3 368 (14.22%) Problem-Solving
4 353 (13.65%) DevOps
5 297 (11.48%) Software Engineering
6 278 (10.75%) ITIL
7 219 (8.47%) Project Management
8 182 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 177 (6.84%) Test Automation
10 176 (6.80%) Information Security
11 175 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
11 175 (6.76%) Migration
12 173 (6.69%) Scrum
13 162 (6.26%) Mentoring
14 152 (5.88%) Programme Management
15 150 (5.80%) TDD
16 141 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
17 139 (5.37%) Change Management
18 128 (4.95%) SDLC
19 127 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 438 (16.93%) Java
2 321 (12.41%) C
3 291 (11.25%) Python
4 270 (10.44%) C#
5 260 (10.05%) C++
6 255 (9.86%) SQL
7 202 (7.81%) JavaScript
8 91 (3.52%) PowerShell
9 67 (2.59%) Ruby
10 57 (2.20%) Bash Shell
11 38 (1.47%) Shell Script
12 25 (0.97%) Java 8
13 23 (0.89%) Embedded C++
13 23 (0.89%) MATLAB
14 22 (0.85%) Go
14 22 (0.85%) PL/SQL
15 21 (0.81%) Scala
16 19 (0.73%) VB
17 18 (0.70%) T-SQL
18 16 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2,587 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 498 (19.25%) DV Cleared
3 294 (11.36%) Degree
4 206 (7.96%) Cisco Certification
5 146 (5.64%) CCNP
6 111 (4.29%) CCNA
7 103 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 99 (3.83%) CISSP
9 65 (2.51%) CISM
10 62 (2.40%) ISTQB
11 56 (2.16%) MCSE
12 46 (1.78%) MCSA
13 45 (1.74%) CCIE
14 35 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
14 35 (1.35%) CISA
14 35 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
15 33 (1.28%) CESG Certified Professional
16 31 (1.20%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
17 30 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 27 (1.04%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (5.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 141 (5.45%) SLA
3 86 (3.32%) QA
4 44 (1.70%) PCI DSS
5 38 (1.47%) NIST
6 33 (1.28%) Data Quality
6 33 (1.28%) GDPR
6 33 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 26 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 26 (1.01%) JSP 440
8 24 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 22 (0.85%) ISO 22301
9 22 (0.85%) RMADS
10 20 (0.77%) PMO
11 19 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 17 (0.66%) NCSC
13 10 (0.39%) NIST 800
14 9 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
15 6 (0.23%) IEC 61508
15 6 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 247 (9.55%) Active Directory
2 133 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (4.45%) Docker
4 58 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
5 48 (1.86%) Hyper-V
6 34 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
7 33 (1.28%) vSphere
7 33 (1.28%) XenApp
8 32 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 31 (1.20%) VMware NSX
10 14 (0.54%) Firmware
11 11 (0.43%) XenDesktop
12 9 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
12 9 (0.35%) Snort
12 9 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 7 (0.27%) NFS
13 7 (0.27%) vCloud
14 6 (0.23%) KVM
14 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 103 (3.98%) Ansible
2 86 (3.32%) SCCM
3 84 (3.25%) Puppet
4 73 (2.82%) Kubernetes
5 55 (2.13%) Terraform
6 40 (1.55%) SCOM
7 30 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
8 28 (1.08%) vCenter Server
9 26 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
10 24 (0.93%) Nagios
11 18 (0.70%) QRadar
12 16 (0.62%) Salt
13 15 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
14 13 (0.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 12 (0.46%) Red Hat Satellite
15 12 (0.46%) Stealthwatch
16 11 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
16 11 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 11 (0.43%) SCOrch
17 10 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 381 (14.73%) Microsoft
2 284 (10.98%) Cisco
3 252 (9.74%) VMware
4 206 (7.96%) Oracle
5 143 (5.53%) SAP
6 115 (4.45%) Juniper
7 89 (3.44%) CheckPoint
8 74 (2.86%) F5
9 71 (2.74%) HP
9 71 (2.74%) Palo Alto
10 67 (2.59%) Citrix
11 63 (2.44%) Red Hat
12 62 (2.40%) IBM
13 60 (2.32%) Google
14 39 (1.51%) Talend
15 38 (1.47%) Fortinet
16 35 (1.35%) Apple
17 34 (1.31%) Dell
18 29 (1.12%) Splunk
19 27 (1.04%) CA