Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 193 185
Rank change year-on-year -28 -8 -59
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2,558 2,985 3,725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.57% 1.81% 1.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.64% 7.12% 6.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,805 2,039 2,771
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26% -1.04%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% -5.00%

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 38,512 41,905 54,510
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.62% 25.43% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 30,085 33,357 43,865
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018. 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 -31 815 £47,500 - 159
South West -15 526 £42,500 +3.66% 83
London +16 504 £57,500 - 123
Midlands -7 288 £51,500 +8.42% 46
North of England -47 259 £40,000 -3.61% 60
West Midlands -21 179 £47,750 +0.53% 34
East of England +17 165 £46,000 +2.22% 52
North West -60 156 £40,018 +0.05% 34
East Midlands +30 109 £55,000 +15.79% 12
Yorkshire +26 84 £40,000 -5.88% 9
North East -48 21 £55,000 +32.53% 17
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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 2,558 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 590 (23.06%) ITIL
3 577 (22.56%) Windows
4 559 (21.85%) Agile Software Development
5 528 (20.64%) Microsoft
6 432 (16.89%) Java
7 416 (16.26%) DV Cleared
8 389 (15.21%) C
9 369 (14.43%) Linux
10 336 (13.14%) Degree
11 311 (12.16%) SQL
12 296 (11.57%) VMware
13 293 (11.45%) Active Directory
14 290 (11.34%) Finance
15 286 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
16 275 (10.75%) C#
17 265 (10.36%) Cisco
18 264 (10.32%) Cybersecurity
19 259 (10.13%) Firewall
20 242 (9.46%) Python
21 240 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
22 239 (9.34%) Software Engineering
23 222 (8.68%) SQL Server
24 221 (8.64%) .NET
25 220 (8.60%) Service Delivery
26 215 (8.41%) VMware Infrastructure
27 211 (8.25%) JavaScript
28 202 (7.90%) Test Automation
29 198 (7.74%) DNS
30 197 (7.70%) 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
1 144 (5.63%) SharePoint
2 72 (2.81%) IIS
3 56 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
3 56 (2.19%) MS Exchange
4 48 (1.88%) Apache
4 48 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 48 (1.88%) Skype for Business
5 34 (1.33%) Tomcat
6 33 (1.29%) JBoss
7 32 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
8 30 (1.17%) Confluence
9 29 (1.13%) WebSphere
10 26 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
11 19 (0.74%) WebSphere Portal
12 18 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
13 16 (0.63%) Apache Spark
14 14 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
15 12 (0.47%) NetWeaver
15 12 (0.47%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 163 (6.37%) Microsoft Office
2 78 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 40 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.47%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.23%) GIMP
8 5 (0.20%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.12%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.078%) FrameMaker
10 2 (0.078%) InDesign
10 2 (0.078%) Mathcad
10 2 (0.078%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.078%) OrCAD
10 2 (0.078%) Siemens NX
10 2 (0.078%) Simulink
11 1 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.039%) Blender
Business Applications
1 71 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 38 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
5 18 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
6 10 (0.39%) assyst
7 7 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 7 (0.27%) Maximo
7 7 (0.27%) SAP CO
7 7 (0.27%) SAP FI
7 7 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (0.23%) Primavera
9 5 (0.20%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 5 (0.20%) Teamcenter
10 3 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.12%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.12%) SAP HCM
10 3 (0.12%) SAP PS
10 3 (0.12%) Visualfiles
11 2 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 132 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 121 (4.73%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (2.07%) Office 365
4 44 (1.72%) Amazon S3
5 38 (1.49%) OpenShift
6 37 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
8 20 (0.78%) SaaS
9 19 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (0.74%) PaaS
10 18 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 17 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
11 17 (0.66%) Serverless
11 17 (0.66%) Slack
12 16 (0.63%) IaaS
13 14 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
14 12 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
15 8 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
16 7 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
17 6 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 259 (10.13%) Firewall
2 198 (7.74%) DNS
3 179 (7.00%) TCP/IP
4 161 (6.29%) WAN
5 147 (5.75%) LAN
6 139 (5.43%) DHCP
7 110 (4.30%) Network Security
8 101 (3.95%) Wireless
9 73 (2.85%) HTTP
10 69 (2.70%) VPN
11 66 (2.58%) Internet
12 65 (2.54%) SMTP
13 61 (2.38%) BGP
14 59 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
15 57 (2.23%) FTP
16 56 (2.19%) Cisco Nexus
17 54 (2.11%) Wireshark
18 50 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
19 41 (1.60%) OSPF
20 38 (1.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (8.68%) SQL Server
2 84 (3.28%) Hadoop
3 69 (2.70%) Big Data
4 63 (2.46%) Oracle Database
5 58 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
6 50 (1.95%) MySQL
7 41 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
8 38 (1.49%) Relational Database
9 36 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
10 34 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 33 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 30 (1.17%) GIS
13 29 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
14 28 (1.09%) NoSQL
14 28 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
15 25 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
16 20 (0.78%) SAP BW
17 19 (0.74%) RDBMS
18 18 (0.70%) Geospatial Data
18 18 (0.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 131 (5.12%) Jenkins
2 97 (3.79%) JIRA
3 91 (3.56%) Git (software)
4 89 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 81 (3.17%) Selenium
6 56 (2.19%) Cucumber
7 51 (1.99%) SoapUI
8 49 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 40 (1.56%) Jasmine
10 37 (1.45%) Subversion
11 36 (1.41%) Maven
12 35 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
13 34 (1.33%) JMeter
14 33 (1.29%) WebDriver
15 32 (1.25%) Visual Studio
16 27 (1.06%) Gatling
16 27 (1.06%) Zephyr
17 24 (0.94%) gulp
17 24 (0.94%) Ranorex
17 24 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 290 (11.34%) Finance
2 109 (4.26%) Military
3 81 (3.17%) Manufacturing
4 80 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 78 (3.05%) Legal
6 60 (2.35%) Aerospace
7 58 (2.27%) Law
8 55 (2.15%) Retail
9 47 (1.84%) Marketing
10 33 (1.29%) Billing
11 32 (1.25%) Electronics
12 24 (0.94%) Advertising
13 20 (0.78%) Publishing
14 14 (0.55%) Local Government
15 10 (0.39%) Vietnamese Language
16 7 (0.27%) Back Office
17 6 (0.23%) Automotive
17 6 (0.23%) Games
18 5 (0.20%) Banking
19 3 (0.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 425 (16.61%) Analyst
2 356 (13.92%) Developer
3 252 (9.85%) Consultant
4 218 (8.52%) Architect
5 145 (5.67%) Network Engineer
6 137 (5.36%) Java Developer
7 104 (4.07%) Software Engineer
8 98 (3.83%) Systems Engineer
9 92 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 92 (3.60%) Project Manager
9 92 (3.60%) Support Engineer
10 82 (3.21%) Service Analyst
11 70 (2.74%) Security Consultant
12 69 (2.70%) Security Engineer
13 67 (2.62%) Support Analyst
14 63 (2.46%) Service Desk Analyst
15 62 (2.42%) Security Analyst
16 57 (2.23%) .NET Developer
17 56 (2.19%) Solutions Architect
18 53 (2.07%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (8.64%) .NET
2 158 (6.18%) HTML
3 123 (4.81%) CSS
4 115 (4.50%) XML
5 108 (4.22%) Web Services
6 100 (3.91%) AngularJS
6 100 (3.91%) REST
7 76 (2.97%) jQuery
8 63 (2.46%) Entity Framework
9 57 (2.23%) HTML5
10 56 (2.19%) ASP.NET
11 54 (2.11%) .NET Framework
11 54 (2.11%) Spring
12 49 (1.92%) Node.js
12 49 (1.92%) SOAP
13 43 (1.68%) Ajax
14 41 (1.60%) JSF
15 40 (1.56%) WCF
16 39 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
17 35 (1.37%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 286 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
2 175 (6.84%) Management Information System
3 127 (4.96%) Data Centre
4 90 (3.52%) Computer Science
5 64 (2.50%) CESG
6 56 (2.19%) Fat Client
6 56 (2.19%) Thin Client
7 54 (2.11%) PKI
8 44 (1.72%) Replication
9 41 (1.60%) Driving Licence
10 31 (1.21%) Security Operations Centre
11 29 (1.13%) Cyberthreat
12 26 (1.02%) Cyberattack
13 25 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (0.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 24 (0.94%) User Experience
15 23 (0.90%) Clustering
16 20 (0.78%) Algorithms
17 19 (0.74%) Derivative
17 19 (0.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 577 (22.56%) Windows
2 369 (14.43%) Linux
3 167 (6.53%) Windows Server
4 153 (5.98%) Unix
5 130 (5.08%) Windows 7
6 122 (4.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 122 (4.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 117 (4.57%) Windows 10
8 69 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (1.84%) CentOS
10 24 (0.94%) Windows XP
11 22 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
12 20 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (0.66%) Android
13 17 (0.66%) Apple iOS
14 11 (0.43%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.39%) Kali Linux
15 10 (0.39%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.31%) Debian
17 7 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (23.06%) ITIL
2 559 (21.85%) Agile Software Development
3 264 (10.32%) Cybersecurity
4 239 (9.34%) Software Engineering
5 220 (8.60%) Service Delivery
6 202 (7.90%) Test Automation
7 191 (7.47%) DevOps
8 190 (7.43%) Service Management
9 182 (7.11%) Information Security
9 182 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 176 (6.88%) Project Management
11 161 (6.29%) Scrum
12 156 (6.10%) SDLC
13 155 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
14 149 (5.82%) Configuration Management
15 145 (5.67%) ITSM
16 141 (5.51%) TDD
17 127 (4.96%) Mentoring
18 126 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
19 124 (4.85%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 432 (16.89%) Java
2 389 (15.21%) C
3 311 (12.16%) SQL
4 275 (10.75%) C#
5 242 (9.46%) Python
6 211 (8.25%) JavaScript
7 163 (6.37%) C++
8 134 (5.24%) PowerShell
9 93 (3.64%) PHP
10 86 (3.36%) Ruby
11 62 (2.42%) Scala
12 54 (2.11%) Bash Shell
13 46 (1.80%) Shell Script
14 45 (1.76%) PL/SQL
15 36 (1.41%) VBScript
16 33 (1.29%) Perl
17 27 (1.06%) VB.NET
18 25 (0.98%) VB
19 22 (0.86%) Go
20 19 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2,558 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 416 (16.26%) DV Cleared
3 336 (13.14%) Degree
4 240 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
5 159 (6.22%) CISSP
6 140 (5.47%) CCNP
7 115 (4.50%) CCNA
8 94 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 64 (2.50%) CISM
10 56 (2.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 52 (2.03%) CESG Certified Professional
12 50 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
13 48 (1.88%) CCIE
14 45 (1.76%) ISTQB
15 41 (1.60%) CREST Certified
16 37 (1.45%) SANS
17 36 (1.41%) GIAC
17 36 (1.41%) MCP
18 34 (1.33%) MCSE
19 32 (1.25%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (7.47%) SLA
2 111 (4.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 57 (2.23%) QA
4 48 (1.88%) PCI DSS
5 44 (1.72%) PMO
6 34 (1.33%) GDPR
7 19 (0.74%) RMADS
8 18 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 17 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 16 (0.63%) ISO 9001
10 16 (0.63%) JSP 440
11 10 (0.39%) Data Quality
12 9 (0.35%) DO-254
12 9 (0.35%) GPG13
12 9 (0.35%) NIST 800
13 8 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 7 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
14 7 (0.27%) Def Stans
14 7 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 6 (0.23%) SAS 70
System Software
1 293 (11.45%) Active Directory
2 215 (8.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (4.30%) Docker
4 68 (2.66%) vSphere
5 60 (2.35%) Hyper-V
6 37 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
7 33 (1.29%) Snort
8 22 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (0.74%) VMware NSX
10 17 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
11 16 (0.63%) NFS
11 16 (0.63%) Samba
12 12 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (0.39%) HDFS
13 10 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 10 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
14 9 (0.35%) vCloud
15 7 (0.27%) Firmware
15 7 (0.27%) XenDesktop
15 7 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 114 (4.46%) Puppet
2 81 (3.17%) Kubernetes
2 81 (3.17%) SCCM
3 74 (2.89%) Ansible
4 71 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (1.72%) SCOM
6 37 (1.45%) Terraform
7 34 (1.33%) Nagios
8 26 (1.02%) Kibana
9 24 (0.94%) Cisco LMS
9 24 (0.94%) Opsview
10 23 (0.90%) Prometheus
11 18 (0.70%) vCenter Server
12 17 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
12 17 (0.66%) SCVMM
13 16 (0.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 14 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
15 13 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
15 13 (0.51%) Nessus
16 12 (0.47%) Salt
Vendors
1 528 (20.64%) Microsoft
2 296 (11.57%) VMware
3 265 (10.36%) Cisco
4 197 (7.70%) Oracle
5 147 (5.75%) Juniper
6 116 (4.53%) Citrix
7 104 (4.07%) HP
8 100 (3.91%) Remedy
9 70 (2.74%) Red Hat
10 65 (2.54%) F5
11 63 (2.46%) Palo Alto
12 62 (2.42%) SAP
13 59 (2.31%) CheckPoint
14 43 (1.68%) Xerox
15 41 (1.60%) McAfee
16 38 (1.49%) IBM
16 38 (1.49%) Sitecore
17 34 (1.33%) Dell
17 34 (1.33%) Fujitsu
18 32 (1.25%) BMC