Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 141 221 210
Rank change year-on-year +80 -11 -39
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 3,390 2,595 2,793
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.53% 1.60% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.36% 6.70% 6.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2,074 1,776 1,934
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +4.40% -5.70%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,875 £71,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -

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 32,723 38,752 41,246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.46% 23.95% 24.68%
Number of salaries quoted 23,753 28,993 32,062
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.89% -4.21%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -1.10%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +52 1,146 £52,500 +8.81% 193
South West +10 781 £50,000 +11.11% 180
London +101 633 £60,000 -4.00% 129
Midlands +104 404 £47,500 -5.00% 70
West Midlands +87 364 £50,000 - 48
East of England +120 223 £42,500 -11.92% 85
North of England -17 188 £50,000 +25.00% 72
North West -10 103 £45,000 +1.12% 47
Yorkshire +10 74 £50,000 +25.00% 14
East Midlands +22 36 £38,750 +29.17% 22
North East +23 11 £35,000 -32.37% 11
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 3,390 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1,038 (30.62%) Agile Software Development
3 644 (19.00%) DV Cleared
4 587 (17.32%) Java
5 572 (16.87%) Linux
6 551 (16.25%) C
7 531 (15.66%) Degree
8 529 (15.60%) Windows
9 511 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
10 496 (14.63%) Software Engineering
11 490 (14.45%) C++
12 456 (13.45%) Python
13 449 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
14 448 (13.22%) Microsoft
15 444 (13.10%) Cybersecurity
16 434 (12.80%) C#
17 394 (11.62%) DevOps
18 388 (11.45%) ITIL
19 377 (11.12%) JavaScript
20 358 (10.56%) Cisco
21 318 (9.38%) SQL
22 297 (8.76%) VMware
23 295 (8.70%) Finance
24 292 (8.61%) Firewall
25 289 (8.53%) Scrum
26 278 (8.20%) Project Management
27 265 (7.82%) Amazon AWS
28 260 (7.67%) Analytics
29 252 (7.43%) Active Directory
30 248 (7.32%) Open Source

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 60 (1.77%) SharePoint
2 57 (1.68%) Apache
2 57 (1.68%) Apache Spark
3 44 (1.30%) MS Exchange
4 35 (1.03%) IIS
5 33 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
6 31 (0.91%) Tomcat
7 30 (0.88%) Confluence
8 23 (0.68%) JBoss
9 19 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
10 16 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
11 14 (0.41%) Apache Pig
11 14 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
11 14 (0.41%) Skype for Business
12 13 (0.38%) nginx
13 12 (0.35%) Apache Solr
13 12 (0.35%) Jetty
14 11 (0.32%) ArcGIS
14 11 (0.32%) GeoServer
14 11 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 111 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
4 25 (0.74%) Fireworks
5 24 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 20 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 8 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.18%) GNU Octave
8 6 (0.18%) Simulink
9 2 (0.059%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.059%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 19 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.27%) SAP HCM
4 8 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.24%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.21%) SAP BPC
5 7 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 6 (0.18%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.088%) SAP Payroll
9 2 (0.059%) assyst
9 2 (0.059%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.059%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.059%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.059%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (0.059%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.059%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.059%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.059%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 265 (7.82%) Amazon AWS
2 229 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 158 (4.66%) Office 365
4 46 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
5 42 (1.24%) SaaS
6 38 (1.12%) G Suite
7 34 (1.00%) PaaS
8 33 (0.97%) IaaS
9 30 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
9 30 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
9 30 (0.88%) Serverless
10 23 (0.68%) Amazon S3
11 18 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
11 18 (0.53%) Power Platform
12 17 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
14 14 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
14 14 (0.41%) AWS Fargate
14 14 (0.41%) OpenShift
15 13 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 292 (8.61%) Firewall
2 127 (3.75%) WAN
3 121 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 119 (3.51%) Network Security
5 109 (3.22%) LAN
6 106 (3.13%) VPN
7 84 (2.48%) DNS
8 82 (2.42%) Wireless
9 80 (2.36%) Cisco ASA
10 57 (1.68%) BGP
11 53 (1.56%) VLAN
12 52 (1.53%) Cisco Nexus
13 47 (1.39%) OSPF
13 47 (1.39%) SAN
14 46 (1.36%) DHCP
15 45 (1.33%) Cisco Firepower
16 44 (1.30%) MPLS
17 43 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
18 41 (1.21%) Intrusion Detection
19 39 (1.15%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (5.96%) SQL Server
2 148 (4.37%) Big Data
3 99 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
4 75 (2.21%) Hadoop
5 68 (2.01%) GIS
5 68 (2.01%) MongoDB
6 47 (1.39%) MySQL
7 38 (1.12%) Oracle Database
8 36 (1.06%) Relational Database
8 36 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 33 (0.97%) Geospatial Data
10 32 (0.94%) Neo4j
11 28 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 24 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
13 21 (0.62%) Apache Hive
13 21 (0.62%) IBM InfoSphere
14 18 (0.53%) NoSQL
14 18 (0.53%) Power BI
14 18 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
15 17 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 213 (6.28%) Git (software)
2 205 (6.05%) JIRA
3 161 (4.75%) Jenkins
4 114 (3.36%) Selenium
5 91 (2.68%) Cucumber
5 91 (2.68%) JMeter
6 80 (2.36%) LoadRunner
7 78 (2.30%) Rational DOORS
8 73 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 60 (1.77%) SoapUI
10 55 (1.62%) Visual Studio
11 54 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 51 (1.50%) Bitbucket
13 50 (1.47%) GitLab
14 47 (1.39%) Vagrant
15 42 (1.24%) Maven
16 37 (1.09%) WebDriver
17 35 (1.03%) JUnit
18 34 (1.00%) NeoLoad
19 33 (0.97%) Eclipse
General
1 295 (8.70%) Finance
2 212 (6.25%) Military
3 150 (4.42%) Electronics
4 126 (3.72%) Aerospace
5 121 (3.57%) Telecoms
6 93 (2.74%) Manufacturing
7 91 (2.68%) Marketing
8 89 (2.63%) Legal
9 69 (2.04%) Retail
10 65 (1.92%) Law
11 41 (1.21%) Games
12 28 (0.83%) Advertising
13 19 (0.56%) Avionics
14 16 (0.47%) Local Government
15 15 (0.44%) Automotive
16 14 (0.41%) Billing
17 9 (0.27%) Banking
18 8 (0.24%) Back Office
19 5 (0.15%) Financial Institution
19 5 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 573 (16.90%) Developer
2 341 (10.06%) Analyst
3 316 (9.32%) Architect
4 276 (8.14%) Software Engineer
5 256 (7.55%) Consultant
6 150 (4.42%) Network Engineer
7 137 (4.04%) Java Developer
8 133 (3.92%) Project Manager
9 115 (3.39%) Software Developer
10 114 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 106 (3.13%) Support Engineer
12 103 (3.04%) C# Developer
13 99 (2.92%) Systems Engineer
14 98 (2.89%) Security Architect
15 94 (2.77%) Test Engineer
16 85 (2.51%) Security Consultant
17 81 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
18 80 (2.36%) Business Analyst
18 80 (2.36%) Senior Developer
19 79 (2.33%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (6.34%) .NET
2 186 (5.49%) HTML
3 142 (4.19%) AngularJS
4 134 (3.95%) Spring
5 131 (3.86%) CSS
6 116 (3.42%) ASP.NET
7 111 (3.27%) Web Services
8 104 (3.07%) React
9 91 (2.68%) SOAP
10 84 (2.48%) Node.js
11 79 (2.33%) jQuery
12 69 (2.04%) HTML5
13 63 (1.86%) Vue.js
13 63 (1.86%) XML
14 58 (1.71%) .NET Framework
15 53 (1.56%) REST
16 50 (1.47%) Hibernate
17 46 (1.36%) Django
18 45 (1.33%) RESTful
19 44 (1.30%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 449 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
2 189 (5.58%) Self-Motivation
3 165 (4.87%) Management Information System
4 147 (4.34%) Data Centre
5 132 (3.89%) Algorithms
6 85 (2.51%) Driving Licence
7 79 (2.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 76 (2.24%) VHDL
9 74 (2.18%) Cyberthreat
10 56 (1.65%) CESG
11 46 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
11 46 (1.36%) User Experience
12 41 (1.21%) Public Cloud
13 38 (1.12%) Cyberattack
14 34 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
15 25 (0.74%) Robotics
15 25 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
16 23 (0.68%) Mobile App
16 23 (0.68%) Virtual Team
17 22 (0.65%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 572 (16.87%) Linux
2 529 (15.60%) Windows
3 212 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 148 (4.37%) Unix
5 92 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 90 (2.65%) CentOS
7 84 (2.48%) Windows 7
8 77 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 75 (2.21%) Android
10 67 (1.98%) Windows 10
11 61 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
12 54 (1.59%) Ubuntu
13 35 (1.03%) Debian
14 27 (0.80%) Windows 8
15 23 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
16 22 (0.65%) Apple iOS
17 21 (0.62%) Solaris
18 13 (0.38%) Mac OS
19 11 (0.32%) DC/OS
20 10 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,038 (30.62%) Agile Software Development
2 511 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
3 496 (14.63%) Software Engineering
4 444 (13.10%) Cybersecurity
5 394 (11.62%) DevOps
6 388 (11.45%) ITIL
7 289 (8.53%) Scrum
8 278 (8.20%) Project Management
9 260 (7.67%) Analytics
10 248 (7.32%) Open Source
11 238 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
11 238 (7.02%) SDLC
12 227 (6.70%) TDD
13 226 (6.67%) Mentoring
14 217 (6.40%) Test Automation
15 211 (6.22%) Information Security
16 179 (5.28%) Business Development
17 176 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
18 169 (4.99%) Continuous Improvement
19 167 (4.93%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 587 (17.32%) Java
2 551 (16.25%) C
3 490 (14.45%) C++
4 456 (13.45%) Python
5 434 (12.80%) C#
6 377 (11.12%) JavaScript
7 318 (9.38%) SQL
8 143 (4.22%) PowerShell
9 85 (2.51%) Bash Shell
10 80 (2.36%) Ruby
11 62 (1.83%) Go
12 46 (1.36%) Java 8
12 46 (1.36%) PL/SQL
13 43 (1.27%) Embedded C
14 42 (1.24%) Shell Script
15 39 (1.15%) Embedded C++
16 38 (1.12%) T-SQL
17 37 (1.09%) MATLAB
18 35 (1.03%) Scala
19 26 (0.77%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 3,390 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 644 (19.00%) DV Cleared
3 531 (15.66%) Degree
4 224 (6.61%) Cisco Certification
5 157 (4.63%) CCNP
6 124 (3.66%) CCNA
7 117 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 95 (2.80%) CISSP
9 71 (2.09%) MCSE
10 63 (1.86%) MCSA
11 62 (1.83%) CESG Certified Professional
12 61 (1.80%) CISM
13 58 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
14 53 (1.56%) CCIE
15 48 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
16 44 (1.30%) APMP
17 42 (1.24%) JNCIP
18 40 (1.18%) ISTQB
19 37 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 35 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (5.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 165 (4.87%) SLA
3 99 (2.92%) QA
4 53 (1.56%) PCI DSS
4 53 (1.56%) PMO
5 52 (1.53%) GDPR
6 47 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
7 43 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 43 (1.27%) ISO 22301
8 42 (1.24%) Data Quality
9 37 (1.09%) NIST
10 33 (0.97%) JSP 440
11 31 (0.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 30 (0.88%) NCSC
13 29 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 28 (0.83%) ISO 9001
15 23 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 22 (0.65%) IEC 61508
17 19 (0.56%) RMADS
17 19 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 252 (7.43%) Active Directory
2 206 (6.08%) Docker
3 149 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 105 (3.10%) Hyper-V
5 60 (1.77%) vSphere
6 52 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
7 42 (1.24%) Firmware
8 33 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
8 33 (0.97%) VMware NSX
9 30 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
10 27 (0.80%) VirtualBox
11 26 (0.77%) XenApp
12 20 (0.59%) KVM
13 16 (0.47%) vCloud
14 10 (0.29%) NFS
14 10 (0.29%) Snort
15 9 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 9 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
16 8 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 178 (5.25%) Ansible
2 99 (2.92%) Puppet
3 91 (2.68%) Kubernetes
3 91 (2.68%) SCCM
4 73 (2.15%) Terraform
5 62 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
6 56 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
7 35 (1.03%) SCVMM
8 30 (0.88%) SELinux
9 29 (0.86%) SCOM
10 22 (0.65%) Nagios
11 21 (0.62%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 19 (0.56%) EnCase
13 15 (0.44%) Prometheus
14 14 (0.41%) Packer
14 14 (0.41%) vCenter Server
15 13 (0.38%) QRadar
16 12 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
16 12 (0.35%) Salt
16 12 (0.35%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 448 (13.22%) Microsoft
2 358 (10.56%) Cisco
3 297 (8.76%) VMware
4 239 (7.05%) Oracle
5 155 (4.57%) HP
6 148 (4.37%) Juniper
7 119 (3.51%) SAP
8 118 (3.48%) F5
9 88 (2.60%) Palo Alto
10 86 (2.54%) CheckPoint
11 84 (2.48%) Red Hat
12 74 (2.18%) Aruba
13 73 (2.15%) Google
14 58 (1.71%) IBM
15 43 (1.27%) Citrix
16 40 (1.18%) Dell
17 36 (1.06%) Mitel
18 29 (0.86%) Fortinet
18 29 (0.86%) SolarWinds
19 27 (0.80%) Fujitsu