Period
to 27 September 2020

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 27 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 171 206
Rank change year-on-year +85 +35 +11
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 1,569 2,682 2,682
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.58% 2.07% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.04% 8.73% 7.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,014 1,917 1,826
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +7.53%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,374 £28,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% +6.38%

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 9,782 30,736 36,858
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.33% 23.71% 23.78%
Number of salaries quoted 7,222 22,411 27,475
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in England

SC Cleared
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for SC Cleared in England

SC Cleared
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in England over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

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 27 September 2020. 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 +53 459 £50,000 -14.53% 87
London +154 428 £65,000 +12.12% 146
South West +17 302 £59,600 +16.29% 90
Midlands +78 186 £57,000 +14.00% 59
North of England +176 141 £40,000 -8.57% 30
West Midlands +41 128 £57,500 +9.52% 42
North West +135 107 £32,000 -36.00% 16
East Midlands +120 65 £45,000 +5.88% 14
East of England +25 58 £52,500 +23.53% 54
Yorkshire +139 31 £62,500 +66.67% 8
North East +24 3 £45,000 +28.57% 6
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 27 September 2020, 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 1,569 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 642 (40.92%) Agile Software Development
3 316 (20.14%) Java
4 275 (17.53%) DV Cleared
4 275 (17.53%) AWS
5 250 (15.93%) DevOps
6 248 (15.81%) Microsoft
7 240 (15.30%) Windows
8 235 (14.98%) Linux
9 198 (12.62%) Public Sector
10 197 (12.56%) VMware
11 183 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
12 182 (11.60%) SQL
13 175 (11.15%) ITIL
14 174 (11.09%) Python
15 173 (11.03%) Spring
16 166 (10.58%) Cybersecurity
17 162 (10.33%) TDD
18 158 (10.07%) Azure
19 153 (9.75%) Scrum
20 152 (9.69%) JavaScript
21 149 (9.50%) Active Directory
22 143 (9.11%) Continuous Integration
23 139 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
24 132 (8.41%) Terraform
25 131 (8.35%) Test Automation
26 127 (8.09%) Cisco
27 124 (7.90%) Degree
28 119 (7.58%) Jenkins
29 117 (7.46%) Firewall

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 (3.82%) Confluence
2 51 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
3 45 (2.87%) SharePoint
4 40 (2.55%) Apache
5 38 (2.42%) Apache Spark
6 27 (1.72%) MS Exchange
7 17 (1.08%) Skype for Business
7 17 (1.08%) Tomcat
8 15 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (0.96%) JBoss
9 12 (0.76%) IIS
10 10 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
11 8 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.45%) GlassFish
12 7 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.45%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.38%) CMS
14 5 (0.32%) Jupyter
Applications
1 44 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.83%) InVision
3 13 (0.83%) Sketch
4 8 (0.51%) Figma
5 6 (0.38%) Simulink
6 5 (0.32%) Adobe XD
6 5 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (0.32%) UXPin
7 4 (0.25%) Windchill
8 3 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.19%) Stateflow
9 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.064%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.064%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (0.76%) SAP HR
1 12 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (0.70%) SAP PSCD
3 9 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.45%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 6 (0.38%) SAP PM
6 5 (0.32%) Maximo
6 5 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.25%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.25%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.25%) SAP MDG
7 4 (0.25%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 275 (17.53%) AWS
2 158 (10.07%) Azure
3 70 (4.46%) GitHub
4 65 (4.14%) Office 365
5 47 (3.00%) Amazon EC2
6 46 (2.93%) GCP
7 41 (2.61%) SaaS
8 33 (2.10%) Stackdriver
9 32 (2.04%) IaaS
10 29 (1.85%) PaaS
11 27 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
12 25 (1.59%) Serverless
13 22 (1.40%) Amazon S3
14 20 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 19 (1.21%) Amazon SQS
16 17 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
17 16 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
18 15 (0.96%) Power Platform
19 12 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
20 11 (0.70%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 117 (7.46%) Firewall
2 56 (3.57%) DNS
3 54 (3.44%) WAN
4 48 (3.06%) LAN
5 47 (3.00%) Internet
6 45 (2.87%) TCP/IP
7 40 (2.55%) Network Security
8 39 (2.49%) DHCP
8 39 (2.49%) Skype
9 38 (2.42%) VPN
10 34 (2.17%) OSPF
11 28 (1.78%) BGP
12 22 (1.40%) HTTP
13 21 (1.34%) Intrusion Detection
13 21 (1.34%) VLAN
14 19 (1.21%) SAN
15 18 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (1.02%) Remote Desktop
17 15 (0.96%) Unified Communications
18 12 (0.76%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (5.86%) SQL Server
2 84 (5.35%) PostgreSQL
3 79 (5.04%) NoSQL
4 57 (3.63%) Big Data
5 34 (2.17%) MongoDB
6 32 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
7 13 (0.83%) MySQL
8 12 (0.76%) Hadoop
8 12 (0.76%) Power BI
9 11 (0.70%) Relational Database
10 10 (0.64%) HBase
11 9 (0.57%) GIS
11 9 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (0.45%) Amazon Aurora
13 7 (0.45%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (0.32%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 119 (7.58%) Jenkins
2 110 (7.01%) JIRA
3 96 (6.12%) Git (software)
4 78 (4.97%) JUnit
5 72 (4.59%) Mockito
6 48 (3.06%) Maven
7 44 (2.80%) GitLab
7 44 (2.80%) Selenium
8 35 (2.23%) Cucumber
8 35 (2.23%) Gradle
9 27 (1.72%) DbUnit
9 27 (1.72%) jMock
9 27 (1.72%) SonarQube
10 21 (1.34%) Eclipse
11 20 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
12 19 (1.21%) TeamCity
13 18 (1.15%) Bitbucket Server
13 18 (1.15%) Visual Studio
14 17 (1.08%) Bitbucket
15 16 (1.02%) Hudson
General
1 198 (12.62%) Public Sector
2 111 (7.07%) Law
3 90 (5.74%) Finance
4 79 (5.04%) Back Office
5 56 (3.57%) Military
6 50 (3.19%) Legal
7 44 (2.80%) Aerospace
8 34 (2.17%) Police
9 31 (1.98%) Telecoms
10 21 (1.34%) Electronics
11 18 (1.15%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.89%) Marketing
12 14 (0.89%) Retail
13 13 (0.83%) Advertising
14 12 (0.76%) Local Government
15 7 (0.45%) Banking
16 4 (0.25%) Games
17 3 (0.19%) Fire and Rescue
18 1 (0.064%) Automotive
18 1 (0.064%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 351 (22.37%) Developer
2 159 (10.13%) Architect
3 157 (10.01%) Java Developer
4 123 (7.84%) Analyst
5 74 (4.72%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 71 (4.53%) Consultant
7 66 (4.21%) DevOps Engineer
7 66 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 66 (4.21%) Network Engineer
8 60 (3.82%) Support Engineer
9 59 (3.76%) Senior Developer
10 45 (2.87%) Business Analyst
11 37 (2.36%) Software Engineer
12 36 (2.29%) Software Developer
13 33 (2.10%) AWS Engineer
14 31 (1.98%) Digital Developer
15 30 (1.91%) Solutions Architect
16 28 (1.78%) Project Manager
17 27 (1.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 26 (1.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (11.03%) Spring
2 107 (6.82%) RESTful
3 99 (6.31%) REST
4 83 (5.29%) Node.js
5 78 (4.97%) Spring Integration
6 75 (4.78%) Web Services
7 73 (4.65%) Apache Camel
8 64 (4.08%) AngularJS
9 58 (3.70%) .NET
10 57 (3.63%) React
11 51 (3.25%) SOAP
12 48 (3.06%) HTML
13 47 (3.00%) CSS
14 43 (2.74%) RabbitMQ
14 43 (2.74%) Spring Boot
15 41 (2.61%) JMS
16 40 (2.55%) JAX-RS
17 38 (2.42%) .NET Framework
17 38 (2.42%) XML
18 37 (2.36%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 109 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (5.16%) Data Centre
3 70 (4.46%) Cybercrime
4 60 (3.82%) Management Information System
5 55 (3.51%) Cyberthreat
6 38 (2.42%) User Experience
7 35 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
8 34 (2.17%) Public Cloud
9 32 (2.04%) PKI
10 25 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
11 24 (1.53%) CMDB
12 15 (0.96%) Cyberattack
13 14 (0.89%) Driving Licence
13 14 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
13 14 (0.89%) Private Cloud
14 13 (0.83%) NHS
15 12 (0.76%) Algorithms
15 12 (0.76%) Social Media
15 12 (0.76%) Virtual Team
16 11 (0.70%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 240 (15.30%) Windows
2 235 (14.98%) Linux
3 102 (6.50%) Windows Server
4 57 (3.63%) Windows 10
5 46 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (2.42%) Windows Server 2016
7 33 (2.10%) Windows 7
8 24 (1.53%) Mac OS
9 23 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (1.47%) Ubuntu
10 22 (1.40%) Unix
11 19 (1.21%) Windows Server 2019
12 16 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (0.96%) CentOS
14 14 (0.89%) Windows XP
15 13 (0.83%) Debian
16 9 (0.57%) VMS
17 6 (0.38%) Android
18 5 (0.32%) Apple iOS
18 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 642 (40.92%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (15.93%) DevOps
3 183 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
4 175 (11.15%) ITIL
5 166 (10.58%) Cybersecurity
6 162 (10.33%) TDD
7 153 (9.75%) Scrum
8 143 (9.11%) Continuous Integration
9 131 (8.35%) Test Automation
10 116 (7.39%) Microservices
10 116 (7.39%) Migration
11 101 (6.44%) Open Source
12 100 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
13 95 (6.05%) Software Engineering
14 93 (5.93%) Service Management
15 89 (5.67%) Project Management
16 83 (5.29%) Information Security
17 77 (4.91%) MVC
18 74 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 72 (4.59%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 316 (20.14%) Java
2 182 (11.60%) SQL
3 174 (11.09%) Python
4 152 (9.69%) JavaScript
5 84 (5.35%) C#
6 79 (5.04%) Java 8
7 72 (4.59%) PowerShell
8 53 (3.38%) Bash Shell
9 51 (3.25%) C
10 48 (3.06%) C++
11 35 (2.23%) Shell Script
12 29 (1.85%) Scala
13 25 (1.59%) ABAP
14 23 (1.47%) PL/SQL
15 14 (0.89%) Ruby
16 9 (0.57%) MATLAB
17 8 (0.51%) R
17 8 (0.51%) TypeScript
18 6 (0.38%) VB
19 5 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,569 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 275 (17.53%) DV Cleared
3 124 (7.90%) Degree
4 99 (6.31%) Cisco Certification
5 75 (4.78%) CCNA
6 60 (3.82%) CISSP
7 48 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 47 (3.00%) CCNP
9 37 (2.36%) CISM
10 34 (2.17%) MCSE
11 30 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
12 25 (1.59%) CESG Certified Professional
12 25 (1.59%) MCSA
13 20 (1.27%) AWS Certification
14 18 (1.15%) MCP
15 17 (1.08%) CREST Certified
15 17 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
17 15 (0.96%) CRISC
18 14 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (4.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 71 (4.53%) SLA
3 47 (3.00%) QA
4 25 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
5 22 (1.40%) Data Quality
6 19 (1.21%) NCSC
7 18 (1.15%) RMADS
8 16 (1.02%) JSP 440
8 16 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 15 (0.96%) ISO 9001
9 15 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 14 (0.89%) NIST
11 12 (0.76%) GDPR
11 12 (0.76%) PMO
12 10 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 9 (0.57%) PCI DSS
14 8 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 8 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 6 (0.38%) ISO 31000
16 5 (0.32%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 149 (9.50%) Active Directory
2 139 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (5.80%) Docker
4 49 (3.12%) vSphere
5 45 (2.87%) Hyper-V
6 32 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (1.85%) VMware NSX
8 15 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (0.70%) NFS
9 11 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (0.57%) NDS
10 9 (0.57%) Postfix
11 8 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (0.51%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 7 (0.45%) KVM
13 6 (0.38%) Firmware
14 4 (0.25%) Snort
14 4 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.25%) XenApp
15 2 (0.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 132 (8.41%) Terraform
2 90 (5.74%) Kubernetes
3 74 (4.72%) Ansible
4 61 (3.89%) SCCM
5 54 (3.44%) Grafana
6 38 (2.42%) Puppet
6 38 (2.42%) SCOM
7 23 (1.47%) WSUS
8 22 (1.40%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 14 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
10 13 (0.83%) Packer
10 13 (0.83%) vCenter Server
11 11 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
12 10 (0.64%) ZABBIX
13 9 (0.57%) Computer Incident Response Team
13 9 (0.57%) Tivoli
14 8 (0.51%) Nessus
15 7 (0.45%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
15 7 (0.45%) Rsyslog
16 6 (0.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 248 (15.81%) Microsoft
2 197 (12.56%) VMware
3 127 (8.09%) Cisco
4 103 (6.56%) Oracle
5 90 (5.74%) Splunk
6 63 (4.02%) SAP
7 54 (3.44%) Google
7 54 (3.44%) Juniper
8 48 (3.06%) ServiceNow
9 32 (2.04%) Dell
9 32 (2.04%) SolarWinds
10 28 (1.78%) Palo Alto
11 25 (1.59%) NetIQ
12 23 (1.47%) HP
12 23 (1.47%) LogRhythm
13 22 (1.40%) IBM
14 19 (1.21%) Atlassian
15 18 (1.15%) ForgeRock
16 17 (1.08%) F5
16 17 (1.08%) Veeam