Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 161 166 222
Rank change year-on-year +5 +56 -27
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2,517 3,022 2,540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.17% 2.15% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.88% 8.84% 6.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,751 1,811 1,785
England median annual salary £54,000 £52,095 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% +15.77% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,850
90th Percentile £77,500 £81,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £54,000 £51,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.85% +14.44% -

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 25,481 34,171 38,385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.94% 24.33% 23.83%
Number of salaries quoted 18,985 25,136 30,082
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +18 883 £58,000 +22.11% 232
London -13 528 £56,000 -10.40% 161
South West -11 508 £50,000 - 167
Midlands +25 245 £45,000 -18.18% 59
West Midlands +6 193 £47,500 -13.64% 46
East of England +37 163 £42,500 -24.11% 84
North of England +3 143 £50,000 +1.05% 83
North West +48 96 £45,000 -10.00% 53
East Midlands +35 52 £42,500 - 13
Yorkshire -21 43 £50,000 - 13
North East -2 4 £74,000 +71.98% 17
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 2,517 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 719 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 453 (18.00%) DV Cleared
4 431 (17.12%) Linux
5 405 (16.09%) Windows
6 382 (15.18%) Microsoft
7 367 (14.58%) Java
8 366 (14.54%) DevOps
9 360 (14.30%) Cybersecurity
10 344 (13.67%) Public Sector
11 307 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
12 293 (11.64%) Python
13 276 (10.97%) C
14 259 (10.29%) SQL
15 254 (10.09%) ITIL
15 254 (10.09%) Finance
16 252 (10.01%) Degree
17 251 (9.97%) Software Engineering
18 242 (9.61%) C++
19 241 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
19 241 (9.57%) AWS
20 236 (9.38%) Azure
20 236 (9.38%) Active Directory
21 231 (9.18%) VMware
22 226 (8.98%) Cisco
23 224 (8.90%) C#
23 224 (8.90%) Firewall
24 218 (8.66%) Information Security
25 213 (8.46%) Project Management
26 199 (7.91%) Test Automation

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 62 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 43 (1.71%) Confluence
3 39 (1.55%) Apache Spark
4 34 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
5 31 (1.23%) Apache
6 27 (1.07%) Skype for Business
6 27 (1.07%) Tomcat
7 24 (0.95%) MS Exchange
8 23 (0.91%) JBoss
9 22 (0.87%) IIS
10 19 (0.75%) Apache Solr
11 16 (0.64%) OpenStack
12 10 (0.40%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (0.32%) NetWeaver
14 8 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
15 7 (0.28%) Tornado
15 7 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 98 (3.89%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.40%) OrCAD
6 10 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.28%) Figma
8 4 (0.16%) Adobe XD
8 4 (0.16%) InVision
8 4 (0.16%) Simulink
8 4 (0.16%) Sketch
8 4 (0.16%) Windchill
9 3 (0.12%) PTC Creo
10 2 (0.079%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.079%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.040%) CATIA
11 1 (0.040%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.040%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 17 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
1 17 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
2 16 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
3 11 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
3 11 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
3 11 (0.44%) SAP CO
3 11 (0.44%) SAP FI
3 11 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
3 11 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 10 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
5 9 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
6 8 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
6 8 (0.32%) SAP PM
6 8 (0.32%) SAP PP
7 7 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.28%) SAP MM
7 7 (0.28%) SAP SCM
8 6 (0.24%) SAP BPC
8 6 (0.24%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 241 (9.57%) AWS
2 236 (9.38%) Azure
3 96 (3.81%) Office 365
4 61 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
5 41 (1.63%) IaaS
6 38 (1.51%) PaaS
7 31 (1.23%) SaaS
8 26 (1.03%) GCP
9 20 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
11 17 (0.68%) OpenShift
12 16 (0.64%) OneDrive
12 16 (0.64%) Power Platform
13 14 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 13 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
14 13 (0.52%) GitHub
15 11 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 11 (0.44%) Amazon S3
16 10 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
16 10 (0.40%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 224 (8.90%) Firewall
2 121 (4.81%) WAN
3 110 (4.37%) Network Security
4 104 (4.13%) Internet
5 103 (4.09%) LAN
6 95 (3.77%) TCP/IP
7 94 (3.73%) DNS
8 61 (2.42%) Wireless
9 57 (2.26%) BGP
10 54 (2.15%) VPN
11 49 (1.95%) DHCP
12 45 (1.79%) OSPF
13 40 (1.59%) MPLS
14 35 (1.39%) IPsec
15 33 (1.31%) SAN
16 29 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
17 26 (1.03%) Skype
18 24 (0.95%) VLAN
19 23 (0.91%) Ethernet
20 19 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (6.24%) SQL Server
2 116 (4.61%) Big Data
3 71 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
4 57 (2.26%) MongoDB
5 55 (2.19%) Hadoop
6 49 (1.95%) Relational Database
7 48 (1.91%) MySQL
8 34 (1.35%) IBM InfoSphere
9 32 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (0.95%) Oracle Database
11 21 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
12 20 (0.79%) RDBMS
13 19 (0.75%) Neo4j
14 17 (0.68%) Apache Accumulo
14 17 (0.68%) NoSQL
15 14 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (0.52%) GIS
16 13 (0.52%) SAP BW
17 12 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
17 12 (0.48%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 151 (6.00%) Jenkins
2 102 (4.05%) Git (software)
3 83 (3.30%) Selenium
4 77 (3.06%) JIRA
5 51 (2.03%) WebDriver
6 45 (1.79%) Cucumber
7 40 (1.59%) Rational DOORS
8 32 (1.27%) Eclipse
9 31 (1.23%) Visual Studio
10 29 (1.15%) JMeter
11 27 (1.07%) LoadRunner
11 27 (1.07%) Maven
12 24 (0.95%) NeoLoad
13 23 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 23 (0.91%) Subversion
14 21 (0.83%) GitLab
14 21 (0.83%) Jasmine
14 21 (0.83%) Mocha
14 21 (0.83%) SilkPerformer
15 17 (0.68%) Gradle
General
1 344 (13.67%) Public Sector
2 254 (10.09%) Finance
3 171 (6.79%) Telecoms
4 149 (5.92%) Military
5 116 (4.61%) Marketing
6 115 (4.57%) Electronics
7 101 (4.01%) Manufacturing
8 98 (3.89%) Aerospace
9 54 (2.15%) Police
10 49 (1.95%) Legal
11 33 (1.31%) Retail
12 26 (1.03%) Local Government
13 21 (0.83%) Banking
14 19 (0.75%) Law
15 17 (0.68%) Automotive
16 10 (0.40%) General Ledger
17 8 (0.32%) Billing
18 6 (0.24%) Publishing
19 5 (0.20%) Advertising
19 5 (0.20%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 305 (12.12%) Developer
2 261 (10.37%) Architect
3 242 (9.61%) Consultant
4 217 (8.62%) Analyst
5 139 (5.52%) Software Engineer
6 112 (4.45%) Test Engineer
7 103 (4.09%) Network Engineer
8 102 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 91 (3.62%) DevOps Engineer
10 90 (3.58%) Support Engineer
11 85 (3.38%) Software Developer
12 83 (3.30%) Java Developer
13 74 (2.94%) Security Consultant
14 67 (2.66%) Solutions Architect
15 65 (2.58%) Security Engineer
15 65 (2.58%) Tester
16 62 (2.46%) Senior Developer
17 61 (2.42%) Project Manager
18 60 (2.38%) Security Architect
19 55 (2.19%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (4.73%) .NET
2 116 (4.61%) HTML
3 110 (4.37%) Web Services
4 101 (4.01%) CSS
5 65 (2.58%) AngularJS
6 50 (1.99%) Spring
7 48 (1.91%) XML
8 45 (1.79%) RESTful
9 42 (1.67%) React
10 39 (1.55%) HTML5
10 39 (1.55%) REST
11 32 (1.27%) ASP.NET
12 28 (1.11%) Node.js
13 25 (0.99%) jQuery
14 24 (0.95%) .NET Framework
15 22 (0.87%) Hibernate
16 21 (0.83%) XML Schema
17 20 (0.79%) Django
17 20 (0.79%) Kafka
18 19 (0.75%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 241 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 131 (5.20%) Management Information System
3 103 (4.09%) Data Centre
4 58 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
5 44 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
5 44 (1.75%) User Experience
6 41 (1.63%) Driving Licence
7 40 (1.59%) Public Cloud
8 35 (1.39%) Clustering
9 29 (1.15%) Algorithms
10 26 (1.03%) Mobile Computing
10 26 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
11 23 (0.91%) PKI
11 23 (0.91%) VHDL
12 22 (0.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 19 (0.75%) Cloud Native
13 19 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
13 19 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
14 18 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
15 16 (0.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 431 (17.12%) Linux
2 405 (16.09%) Windows
3 118 (4.69%) Windows Server
4 98 (3.89%) Unix
5 81 (3.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 74 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 73 (2.90%) Windows 10
8 47 (1.87%) CentOS
9 45 (1.79%) Windows 7
10 36 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (0.99%) Android
12 23 (0.91%) Ubuntu
13 21 (0.83%) Apple iOS
14 19 (0.75%) Solaris
15 18 (0.72%) Windows 8
16 17 (0.68%) Debian
17 14 (0.56%) VMS
18 11 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
19 10 (0.40%) Mac OS
20 9 (0.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 719 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 366 (14.54%) DevOps
3 360 (14.30%) Cybersecurity
4 307 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
5 254 (10.09%) ITIL
6 251 (9.97%) Software Engineering
7 218 (8.66%) Information Security
8 213 (8.46%) Project Management
9 199 (7.91%) Test Automation
10 193 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 181 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
12 166 (6.60%) Mentoring
13 164 (6.52%) Migration
14 145 (5.76%) Programme Management
15 134 (5.32%) Risk Management
16 131 (5.20%) Scrum
17 130 (5.16%) Configuration Management
18 129 (5.13%) Service Management
19 126 (5.01%) Analytics
20 121 (4.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 367 (14.58%) Java
2 293 (11.64%) Python
3 276 (10.97%) C
4 259 (10.29%) SQL
5 242 (9.61%) C++
6 224 (8.90%) C#
7 193 (7.67%) JavaScript
8 85 (3.38%) PowerShell
9 74 (2.94%) Ruby
10 59 (2.34%) Bash Shell
11 39 (1.55%) MATLAB
12 34 (1.35%) Scala
13 31 (1.23%) Java 8
14 30 (1.19%) PL/SQL
15 26 (1.03%) Shell Script
16 25 (0.99%) Perl
17 23 (0.91%) Embedded C++
18 21 (0.83%) Go
19 18 (0.72%) T-SQL
20 17 (0.68%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2,517 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 453 (18.00%) DV Cleared
3 252 (10.01%) Degree
4 169 (6.71%) Cisco Certification
5 123 (4.89%) CISSP
6 113 (4.49%) CCNP
7 96 (3.81%) CCNA
8 91 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 81 (3.22%) CISM
10 62 (2.46%) ISTQB
10 62 (2.46%) MCSE
11 58 (2.30%) CESG Certified Professional
12 41 (1.63%) CCIE
12 41 (1.63%) MCSA
13 39 (1.55%) CISA
14 38 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
14 38 (1.51%) CREST Certified
15 37 (1.47%) CRISC
16 35 (1.39%) OSCP
17 33 (1.31%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (7.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 100 (3.97%) SLA
3 84 (3.34%) QA
4 56 (2.22%) GDPR
5 50 (1.99%) JSP 440
6 42 (1.67%) NIST
7 38 (1.51%) Data Quality
7 38 (1.51%) RMADS
8 36 (1.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 30 (1.19%) PCI DSS
10 29 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 27 (1.07%) NCSC
12 20 (0.79%) PMO
13 16 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 14 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
15 13 (0.52%) IEC 61508
16 11 (0.44%) ISO 22301
17 9 (0.36%) NIST 800
18 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
19 6 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 236 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 147 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (4.29%) Docker
4 48 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (1.59%) Hyper-V
6 39 (1.55%) VMware NSX
7 28 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
8 26 (1.03%) vSphere
9 22 (0.87%) XenApp
10 21 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
11 20 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 17 (0.68%) Firmware
13 10 (0.40%) Snort
14 7 (0.28%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.24%) iptables
15 6 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
15 6 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
17 4 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 118 (4.69%) Ansible
2 85 (3.38%) SCCM
3 80 (3.18%) Puppet
4 73 (2.90%) Kubernetes
5 72 (2.86%) Terraform
6 49 (1.95%) SCOM
7 36 (1.43%) vCenter Server
8 29 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
9 27 (1.07%) Salt
10 25 (0.99%) Packer
10 25 (0.99%) QRadar
11 23 (0.91%) Nagios
12 19 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
13 17 (0.68%) Cloudify
14 15 (0.60%) Red Hat Satellite
15 14 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
16 13 (0.52%) WSUS
17 12 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
18 11 (0.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
19 10 (0.40%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 382 (15.18%) Microsoft
2 231 (9.18%) VMware
3 226 (8.98%) Cisco
4 197 (7.83%) Oracle
5 150 (5.96%) SAP
6 92 (3.66%) Juniper
7 68 (2.70%) CheckPoint
8 65 (2.58%) Red Hat
9 52 (2.07%) Citrix
10 50 (1.99%) Google
10 50 (1.99%) IBM
11 49 (1.95%) Splunk
12 47 (1.87%) F5
13 44 (1.75%) McAfee
14 41 (1.63%) Palo Alto
15 37 (1.47%) LogRhythm
16 33 (1.31%) Talend
17 31 (1.23%) Fortinet
18 27 (1.07%) HP
19 23 (0.91%) Dell