Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 92 149 135
Rank change year-on-year +57 -14 +94
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2,509 2,471 3,642
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.39% 2.35% 2.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.44% 10.91% 10.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,894 1,561 2,078
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,000 £29,807
25th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +8.70%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £79,125
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%

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 15,265 22,640 34,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.64% 21.56% 24.78%
Number of salaries quoted 10,712 17,114 25,155
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,405 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,750
90th Percentile £87,375 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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
London +142 757 £62,500 +8.70% 148
South West +21 543 £50,000 +4.17% 161
South East -16 473 £57,500 +9.52% 131
North of England +112 304 £54,000 +8.00% 105
Midlands +15 254 £60,000 +33.33% 69
West Midlands +13 226 £60,000 +26.32% 59
North West +97 211 £52,500 +16.67% 76
East of England +80 149 £67,500 +22.73% 57
Yorkshire +23 68 £54,000 +8.00% 15
North East +38 28 £54,000 -26.28% 14
East Midlands -9 24 £60,000 +41.18% 10
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 2,509 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 988 (39.38%) Agile Software Development
3 663 (26.42%) DevOps
4 572 (22.80%) AWS
5 557 (22.20%) Azure
6 458 (18.25%) Java
7 453 (18.06%) Linux
8 419 (16.70%) Microsoft
9 405 (16.14%) Software Engineering
10 389 (15.50%) Public Sector
11 383 (15.27%) Python
12 361 (14.39%) DV Cleared
13 353 (14.07%) Kubernetes
14 320 (12.75%) Terraform
15 304 (12.12%) SQL
16 299 (11.92%) Windows
17 294 (11.72%) Docker
18 266 (10.60%) Jenkins
19 260 (10.36%) Scrum
20 253 (10.08%) Cybersecurity
21 250 (9.96%) Degree
22 245 (9.76%) JavaScript
23 238 (9.49%) Git (software)
24 234 (9.33%) ITIL
25 229 (9.13%) C
26 225 (8.97%) Ansible
27 216 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
28 213 (8.49%) Oracle
29 203 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
30 200 (7.97%) Active Directory

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 68 (2.71%) SharePoint
2 64 (2.55%) Confluence
3 32 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
4 29 (1.16%) IIS
5 23 (0.92%) MS Exchange
6 21 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 20 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 19 (0.76%) ArcGIS
9 17 (0.68%) CMS
9 17 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
10 15 (0.60%) Apache
11 14 (0.56%) OpenStack
12 12 (0.48%) JBoss
12 12 (0.48%) Skype for Business
13 9 (0.36%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.32%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.28%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.04%) Simulink
3 22 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
7 7 (0.28%) Stateflow
8 3 (0.12%) OrCAD
8 3 (0.12%) SPSS
9 2 (0.080%) Zemax
10 1 (0.040%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.040%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.040%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.040%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.040%) Mathcad
10 1 (0.040%) Revit
10 1 (0.040%) Sketch
10 1 (0.040%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.24%) Sentinel
3 6 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 5 (0.20%) Maximo
5 3 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
5 3 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
6 2 (0.080%) Oracle Manufacturing
6 2 (0.080%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.080%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.080%) SAP PS
6 2 (0.080%) SAP QM
6 2 (0.080%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.040%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 572 (22.80%) AWS
2 557 (22.20%) Azure
3 154 (6.14%) PaaS
4 146 (5.82%) IaaS
5 124 (4.94%) SaaS
6 106 (4.22%) Microsoft 365
7 76 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
8 73 (2.91%) Power Platform
9 71 (2.83%) GitHub
10 64 (2.55%) GCP
11 51 (2.03%) Serverless
12 46 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
13 32 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
14 30 (1.20%) Amazon EKS
15 18 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
16 17 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
16 17 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
17 15 (0.60%) Amazon ECS
18 13 (0.52%) Amazon S3
19 8 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 151 (6.02%) Firewall
2 80 (3.19%) Network Security
3 79 (3.15%) DNS
4 69 (2.75%) WAN
5 61 (2.43%) LAN
6 56 (2.23%) DHCP
7 53 (2.11%) TCP/IP
8 50 (1.99%) Internet
9 45 (1.79%) VPN
10 37 (1.47%) Wireless
11 36 (1.43%) SAN
12 32 (1.28%) BGP
13 31 (1.24%) OSPF
14 28 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
14 28 (1.12%) Unified Communications
15 27 (1.08%) HTTP
16 25 (1.00%) Cisco ISE
17 24 (0.96%) Ethernet
17 24 (0.96%) Skype
18 22 (0.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 102 (4.07%) Big Data
3 92 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
4 83 (3.31%) NoSQL
5 67 (2.67%) Power BI
6 64 (2.55%) MySQL
7 43 (1.71%) MongoDB
8 41 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
8 41 (1.63%) Oracle Database
9 35 (1.39%) Relational Database
10 29 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
11 28 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 27 (1.08%) MariaDB
13 21 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
14 20 (0.80%) GIS
14 20 (0.80%) Hadoop
14 20 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 20 (0.80%) Tableau
15 18 (0.72%) OLTP
15 18 (0.72%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 266 (10.60%) Jenkins
2 238 (9.49%) Git (software)
3 169 (6.74%) GitLab
4 108 (4.30%) JIRA
5 80 (3.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 73 (2.91%) Maven
7 62 (2.47%) Selenium
8 57 (2.27%) Rational DOORS
9 44 (1.75%) Rational Rhapsody
10 41 (1.63%) Cucumber
10 41 (1.63%) JMeter
11 40 (1.59%) JUnit
12 37 (1.47%) Mockito
13 34 (1.36%) Visual Studio
14 30 (1.20%) Vagrant
15 26 (1.04%) Hudson
16 25 (1.00%) SonarQube
17 24 (0.96%) Ant
17 24 (0.96%) LoadRunner
18 23 (0.92%) NeoLoad
General
1 389 (15.50%) Public Sector
2 175 (6.97%) Finance
3 120 (4.78%) Marketing
4 102 (4.07%) Electronics
5 97 (3.87%) Telecoms
6 92 (3.67%) Aerospace
7 81 (3.23%) Military
8 74 (2.95%) Manufacturing
9 65 (2.59%) Law
10 36 (1.43%) Legal
11 35 (1.39%) Retail
12 29 (1.16%) Local Government
13 21 (0.84%) Games
14 16 (0.64%) Police
15 12 (0.48%) Avionics
16 10 (0.40%) Advertising
17 8 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.28%) Back Office
19 5 (0.20%) Automotive
19 5 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 369 (14.71%) Developer
2 314 (12.51%) Architect
3 277 (11.04%) DevOps Engineer
4 189 (7.53%) Consultant
5 169 (6.74%) Software Engineer
6 142 (5.66%) Analyst
7 139 (5.54%) Java Developer
8 95 (3.79%) AWS DevOps
9 85 (3.39%) Network Engineer
10 83 (3.31%) AWS Engineer
10 83 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
11 70 (2.79%) Software Developer
12 69 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
13 67 (2.67%) Senior Developer
14 66 (2.63%) Data Engineer
15 64 (2.55%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 64 (2.55%) Platform Engineer
16 58 (2.31%) Senior DevOps
16 58 (2.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 57 (2.27%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (5.70%) .NET
2 140 (5.58%) Spring
3 99 (3.95%) HTML
4 95 (3.79%) Web Services
5 94 (3.75%) AngularJS
6 91 (3.63%) CSS
7 83 (3.31%) Node.js
8 76 (3.03%) REST
9 66 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
10 63 (2.51%) RESTful
11 60 (2.39%) Spring Boot
12 58 (2.31%) React
13 55 (2.19%) Hibernate
14 47 (1.87%) ASP.NET
15 45 (1.79%) Kafka
16 37 (1.47%) HTML5
17 36 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
18 35 (1.39%) SOAP
19 33 (1.32%) Middleware
20 30 (1.20%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 177 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
2 132 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 102 (4.07%) Greenfield Project
4 96 (3.83%) Data Centre
5 86 (3.43%) Hybrid Cloud
6 80 (3.19%) Management Information System
7 58 (2.31%) Cloud Native
8 47 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
9 46 (1.83%) Driving Licence
10 34 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
11 32 (1.28%) Replication
12 31 (1.24%) Clustering
12 31 (1.24%) Cyberthreat
13 30 (1.20%) PKI
14 29 (1.16%) User Experience
15 27 (1.08%) NHS
16 24 (0.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 24 (0.96%) Private Cloud
17 23 (0.92%) Algorithms
18 22 (0.88%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 453 (18.06%) Linux
2 299 (11.92%) Windows
3 104 (4.15%) Windows Server
4 85 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (3.31%) Windows Server 2016
6 73 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 69 (2.75%) Windows 10
8 62 (2.47%) CentOS
9 59 (2.35%) Windows Server 2019
10 53 (2.11%) Unix
11 42 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (0.64%) Windows 7
13 14 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (0.48%) Android
15 11 (0.44%) Apple iOS
16 10 (0.40%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.24%) Debian
18 5 (0.20%) Windows 8
19 4 (0.16%) VMS
20 2 (0.080%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 988 (39.38%) Agile Software Development
2 663 (26.42%) DevOps
3 405 (16.14%) Software Engineering
4 260 (10.36%) Scrum
5 253 (10.08%) Cybersecurity
6 234 (9.33%) ITIL
7 216 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
8 203 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
9 187 (7.45%) Configuration Management
10 184 (7.33%) Analytics
10 184 (7.33%) Open Source
11 168 (6.70%) Test Automation
12 163 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
13 155 (6.18%) Project Management
14 149 (5.94%) Mentoring
15 148 (5.90%) Decision-Making
16 139 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
17 134 (5.34%) Microservices
18 133 (5.30%) Systems Engineering
19 125 (4.98%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 458 (18.25%) Java
2 383 (15.27%) Python
3 304 (12.12%) SQL
4 245 (9.76%) JavaScript
5 229 (9.13%) C
6 174 (6.94%) C#
7 158 (6.30%) C++
8 129 (5.14%) PowerShell
9 100 (3.99%) Bash Shell
10 80 (3.19%) Ruby
11 58 (2.31%) Go
12 51 (2.03%) Perl
13 50 (1.99%) TypeScript
14 49 (1.95%) MATLAB
15 40 (1.59%) Java 8
16 29 (1.16%) Shell Script
17 23 (0.92%) PL/SQL
18 21 (0.84%) Groovy
19 19 (0.76%) PHP
20 15 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2,509 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 361 (14.39%) DV Cleared
3 250 (9.96%) Degree
4 131 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
5 79 (3.15%) CCNA
6 78 (3.11%) CCNP
7 67 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 64 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
9 63 (2.51%) CISSP
10 60 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 42 (1.67%) CESG Certified Professional
12 39 (1.55%) CISM
13 33 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
14 29 (1.16%) MCSA
15 28 (1.12%) HNC
15 28 (1.12%) MCSE
16 24 (0.96%) AWS Certification
16 24 (0.96%) CCDP
17 23 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 22 (0.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (2.99%) SLA
2 65 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 47 (1.87%) QA
4 34 (1.36%) NCSC
5 28 (1.12%) NIST
6 22 (0.88%) Data Quality
7 20 (0.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 20 (0.80%) JSP 440
8 13 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.40%) Def Stans
9 10 (0.40%) RMADS
10 9 (0.36%) GDPR
10 9 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 9 (0.36%) PMO
11 8 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 7 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
12 7 (0.28%) PCI DSS
13 6 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
14 5 (0.20%) GxP
System Software
1 294 (11.72%) Docker
2 200 (7.97%) Active Directory
3 165 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (2.35%) vSphere
5 55 (2.19%) Hyper-V
6 41 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
7 40 (1.59%) VMware NSX
8 23 (0.92%) KVM
9 20 (0.80%) Firmware
9 20 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (0.32%) Postfix
13 8 (0.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 7 (0.28%) XenApp
14 7 (0.28%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.24%) NFS
16 5 (0.20%) NDS
16 5 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 353 (14.07%) Kubernetes
2 320 (12.75%) Terraform
3 225 (8.97%) Ansible
4 118 (4.70%) Puppet
5 81 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
6 72 (2.87%) SCCM
7 67 (2.67%) Istio
8 55 (2.19%) Packer
9 48 (1.91%) Consul
10 41 (1.63%) CFEngine
11 39 (1.55%) Prometheus
12 38 (1.51%) Grafana
12 38 (1.51%) Microsoft Intune
13 33 (1.32%) Docker Swarm
13 33 (1.32%) Graphite
14 30 (1.20%) SCVMM
15 25 (1.00%) WSUS
16 24 (0.96%) Nagios
17 19 (0.76%) Demisto
18 17 (0.68%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 419 (16.70%) Microsoft
2 213 (8.49%) Oracle
3 199 (7.93%) VMware
4 163 (6.50%) Cisco
5 71 (2.83%) SAP
6 55 (2.19%) Red Hat
7 51 (2.03%) ServiceNow
8 47 (1.87%) Splunk
9 46 (1.83%) SolarWinds
10 41 (1.63%) IBM
11 40 (1.59%) Google
12 39 (1.55%) Atlassian
13 34 (1.36%) Citrix
14 33 (1.32%) HP
15 32 (1.28%) Juniper
16 31 (1.24%) Veeam
17 29 (1.16%) Adobe
18 27 (1.08%) F5
19 26 (1.04%) Palo Alto
20 23 (0.92%) Dell