Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 213 177
Rank change year-on-year +17 -36 +11
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2,771 2,776 3,629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.81% 1.69% 2.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.57% 6.92% 7.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,821 1,973 2,607
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,300 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £74,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% -4.21% -

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 36,611 40,142 47,515
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.86% 24.39% 26.44%
Number of salaries quoted 27,274 31,037 38,577
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -14 822 £50,000 +10.50% 189
South West 0 704 £46,000 +4.55% 175
London +95 655 £65,000 +13.04% 160
Midlands -17 216 £50,000 -4.76% 62
North of England -4 199 £50,000 +25.00% 84
West Midlands -1 170 £55,000 +4.76% 45
East of England +43 155 £60,000 +26.32% 67
North West +7 131 £50,000 +20.48% 56
Yorkshire +14 58 £42,500 -19.05% 15
East Midlands -53 45 £40,000 -23.81% 17
North East -25 10 £37,000 +32.14% 13
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 2,771 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 805 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
3 548 (19.78%) Windows
4 530 (19.13%) DV Cleared
5 501 (18.08%) Microsoft
6 498 (17.97%) ITIL
7 486 (17.54%) C
8 420 (15.16%) Java
9 401 (14.47%) Linux
10 348 (12.56%) Finance
11 342 (12.34%) Degree
12 338 (12.20%) C#
13 326 (11.76%) Software Engineering
14 314 (11.33%) SQL
15 299 (10.79%) Python
16 287 (10.36%) Problem-Solving
17 277 (10.00%) Project Management
18 276 (9.96%) Cisco
18 276 (9.96%) Firewall
19 274 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
20 258 (9.31%) DevOps
21 255 (9.20%) Cybersecurity
22 249 (8.99%) JavaScript
23 246 (8.88%) Microsoft Azure
24 238 (8.59%) Active Directory
25 237 (8.55%) Scrum
26 235 (8.48%) VMware
27 231 (8.34%) Amazon AWS
28 230 (8.30%) C++
29 227 (8.19%) SQL Server

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
1 132 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 80 (2.89%) MS Exchange
3 74 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
4 46 (1.66%) Confluence
4 46 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
5 32 (1.15%) Apache
6 25 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 25 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 23 (0.83%) Apache Spark
7 23 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
8 22 (0.79%) IIS
9 15 (0.54%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 13 (0.47%) JBoss
11 13 (0.47%) Skype for Business
12 12 (0.43%) NetWeaver
13 11 (0.40%) WebLogic
13 11 (0.40%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (0.32%) GlassFish
Applications
1 188 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
2 99 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
3 98 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
4 64 (2.31%) MS Visio
5 60 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.25%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.11%) Revit
8 3 (0.11%) Simulink
8 3 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.11%) Stata
9 2 (0.072%) SPSS
9 2 (0.072%) Windchill
10 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.036%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.036%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 58 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.40%) SAP ERP
4 10 (0.36%) Primavera
5 8 (0.29%) assyst
6 7 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.25%) Sentinel
7 6 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.22%) SAP PP
7 6 (0.22%) SAP PS
7 6 (0.22%) SAP SCM
7 6 (0.22%) SAP WM
8 5 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.18%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.18%) SAP CO
8 5 (0.18%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (0.18%) SAP MM
8 5 (0.18%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 246 (8.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 231 (8.34%) Amazon AWS
3 71 (2.56%) Office 365
4 42 (1.52%) PaaS
5 34 (1.23%) IaaS
6 30 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
7 26 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (0.90%) GitHub
9 24 (0.87%) SaaS
10 20 (0.72%) Amazon S3
11 18 (0.65%) Slack
12 17 (0.61%) G Suite
13 11 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
13 11 (0.40%) Boomi
14 10 (0.36%) Serverless
15 8 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
16 7 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
16 7 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
16 7 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
17 6 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 276 (9.96%) Firewall
2 147 (5.30%) LAN
3 129 (4.66%) WAN
4 121 (4.37%) Network Security
5 79 (2.85%) TCP/IP
6 66 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
7 63 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
8 58 (2.09%) Wireless
9 57 (2.06%) Cisco Nexus
10 55 (1.98%) VPN
11 49 (1.77%) Internet
11 49 (1.77%) VLAN
12 46 (1.66%) DNS
13 45 (1.62%) BGP
13 45 (1.62%) Intrusion Detection
14 44 (1.59%) Wireshark
15 36 (1.30%) DHCP
16 34 (1.23%) VoIP
17 30 (1.08%) MPLS
17 30 (1.08%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (8.19%) SQL Server
2 76 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
3 75 (2.71%) Big Data
4 63 (2.27%) MongoDB
5 49 (1.77%) Relational Database
6 47 (1.70%) Hadoop
7 40 (1.44%) MySQL
8 39 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
9 37 (1.34%) Oracle Database
10 33 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 31 (1.12%) NoSQL
12 30 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 28 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
14 27 (0.97%) Neo4j
15 26 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
15 26 (0.94%) SAP HANA
16 25 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
17 22 (0.79%) SAP BW
18 21 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
18 21 (0.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 167 (6.03%) JIRA
2 116 (4.19%) Jenkins
3 107 (3.86%) Git (software)
4 97 (3.50%) Selenium
5 88 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 59 (2.13%) Visual Studio
7 57 (2.06%) Subversion
8 55 (1.98%) Cucumber
8 55 (1.98%) Rational DOORS
9 38 (1.37%) JUnit
10 37 (1.34%) JMeter
10 37 (1.34%) WebDriver
11 34 (1.23%) Maven
12 32 (1.15%) SoapUI
13 29 (1.05%) MSI
14 27 (0.97%) Eclipse
14 27 (0.97%) LoadRunner
15 24 (0.87%) gulp
16 23 (0.83%) GitLab
16 23 (0.83%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 348 (12.56%) Finance
2 100 (3.61%) Telecoms
3 92 (3.32%) Marketing
4 91 (3.28%) Military
5 80 (2.89%) Manufacturing
6 69 (2.49%) Electronics
7 57 (2.06%) Retail
8 48 (1.73%) Law
9 34 (1.23%) Legal
10 31 (1.12%) Aerospace
11 30 (1.08%) Advertising
12 21 (0.76%) Billing
12 21 (0.76%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.65%) Banking
14 12 (0.43%) Publishing
15 11 (0.40%) Local Government
16 10 (0.36%) Back Office
17 7 (0.25%) Avionics
18 5 (0.18%) Games
19 4 (0.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 404 (14.58%) Developer
2 358 (12.92%) Architect
3 341 (12.31%) Analyst
4 209 (7.54%) Consultant
5 158 (5.70%) Software Engineer
6 153 (5.52%) Network Engineer
7 126 (4.55%) Project Manager
8 125 (4.51%) Solutions Architect
9 103 (3.72%) Java Developer
10 84 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
11 76 (2.74%) Service Analyst
12 75 (2.71%) Security Engineer
13 71 (2.56%) Service Desk Analyst
14 68 (2.45%) .NET Developer
15 64 (2.31%) Tester
16 58 (2.09%) Support Analyst
17 56 (2.02%) Support Engineer
18 55 (1.98%) Lead Architect
19 51 (1.84%) Software Developer
19 51 (1.84%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (7.04%) .NET
2 155 (5.59%) HTML
3 131 (4.73%) Web Services
4 129 (4.66%) AngularJS
5 104 (3.75%) CSS
6 99 (3.57%) XML
7 92 (3.32%) ASP.NET
8 86 (3.10%) Spring
9 78 (2.81%) .NET Framework
10 64 (2.31%) REST
11 59 (2.13%) Node.js
12 58 (2.09%) HTML5
13 57 (2.06%) React
14 54 (1.95%) Middleware
15 50 (1.80%) J2EE
16 49 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC
17 46 (1.66%) Hibernate
18 44 (1.59%) Java EE
19 40 (1.44%) Entity Framework
20 35 (1.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 274 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 138 (4.98%) Self-Motivation
3 125 (4.51%) Data Centre
4 117 (4.22%) Computer Science
5 109 (3.93%) Management Information System
6 55 (1.98%) Driving Licence
7 46 (1.66%) User Experience
8 34 (1.23%) Blackberry
8 34 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
8 34 (1.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 32 (1.15%) PKI
10 31 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
11 27 (0.97%) Clustering
11 27 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
11 27 (0.97%) Virtual Team
12 26 (0.94%) Reference Data
13 22 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
13 22 (0.79%) Public Cloud
14 21 (0.76%) CESG
14 21 (0.76%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 548 (19.78%) Windows
2 401 (14.47%) Linux
3 167 (6.03%) Windows Server
4 125 (4.51%) Windows 7
5 111 (4.01%) Unix
6 110 (3.97%) Windows 10
7 108 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 92 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 53 (1.91%) Android
10 48 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 47 (1.70%) Apple iOS
12 36 (1.30%) CentOS
13 23 (0.83%) Windows 8
14 20 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (0.65%) Windows XP
16 12 (0.43%) Solaris
17 11 (0.40%) SUSE
18 10 (0.36%) Ubuntu
19 9 (0.32%) Debian
19 9 (0.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 805 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
2 498 (17.97%) ITIL
3 326 (11.76%) Software Engineering
4 287 (10.36%) Problem-Solving
5 277 (10.00%) Project Management
6 258 (9.31%) DevOps
7 255 (9.20%) Cybersecurity
8 237 (8.55%) Scrum
9 216 (7.80%) Service Delivery
10 215 (7.76%) TDD
11 197 (7.11%) Test Automation
12 193 (6.96%) Service Management
13 186 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
14 183 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
14 183 (6.60%) Open Source
15 176 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
16 172 (6.21%) Analytics
17 170 (6.13%) UML
18 148 (5.34%) Information Security
19 142 (5.12%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 486 (17.54%) C
2 420 (15.16%) Java
3 338 (12.20%) C#
4 314 (11.33%) SQL
5 299 (10.79%) Python
6 249 (8.99%) JavaScript
7 230 (8.30%) C++
8 116 (4.19%) PowerShell
9 65 (2.35%) Ruby
10 58 (2.09%) Bash Shell
11 54 (1.95%) T-SQL
12 52 (1.88%) PL/SQL
13 36 (1.30%) ABAP
14 28 (1.01%) PHP
15 23 (0.83%) Go
15 23 (0.83%) Java 8
16 22 (0.79%) Shell Script
17 16 (0.58%) Ada
17 16 (0.58%) Scala
18 14 (0.51%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2,771 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 530 (19.13%) DV Cleared
3 342 (12.34%) Degree
4 181 (6.53%) Cisco Certification
5 124 (4.47%) CCNP
6 97 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 88 (3.18%) CISSP
8 84 (3.03%) CCNA
9 64 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
10 58 (2.09%) ISEB
11 55 (1.98%) MCSE
12 54 (1.95%) CISM
13 41 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
14 37 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
15 33 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 30 (1.08%) TOGAF Certification
17 29 (1.05%) ISTQB
18 27 (0.97%) SANS
19 24 (0.87%) CCDP
19 24 (0.87%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (5.56%) SLA
2 108 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 89 (3.21%) QA
4 56 (2.02%) Data Quality
5 54 (1.95%) GDPR
6 43 (1.55%) PCI DSS
7 42 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials
8 32 (1.15%) PMO
9 30 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 26 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 24 (0.87%) ISO 9001
12 15 (0.54%) GPG13
13 8 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
14 7 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 6 (0.22%) DO-254
15 6 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 6 (0.22%) JSP 440
16 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 15288
16 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17025
16 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 238 (8.59%) Active Directory
2 182 (6.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (3.07%) Docker
4 47 (1.70%) Hyper-V
5 42 (1.52%) vSphere
6 30 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
7 29 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
8 21 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
9 20 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 17 (0.61%) VMware NSX
11 16 (0.58%) Firmware
11 16 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (0.58%) VirtualBox
12 8 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.22%) Snort
14 5 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.14%) vCloud
16 2 (0.072%) Apache Flume
16 2 (0.072%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 134 (4.84%) SCCM
2 71 (2.56%) Ansible
3 58 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
4 57 (2.06%) Puppet
5 55 (1.98%) SCOM
6 54 (1.95%) Kubernetes
7 41 (1.48%) Nagios
8 35 (1.26%) Terraform
9 28 (1.01%) vRealize
10 24 (0.87%) Cisco LMS
10 24 (0.87%) Opsview
11 22 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
12 20 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
13 16 (0.58%) HP ALM
13 16 (0.58%) WSUS
14 14 (0.51%) Salt
15 10 (0.36%) Cacti
15 10 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
15 10 (0.36%) Nessus
16 8 (0.29%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 501 (18.08%) Microsoft
2 276 (9.96%) Cisco
3 235 (8.48%) VMware
4 191 (6.89%) Oracle
5 155 (5.59%) SAP
6 114 (4.11%) Juniper
7 77 (2.78%) CheckPoint
8 75 (2.71%) F5
9 70 (2.53%) HP
10 59 (2.13%) Red Hat
11 47 (1.70%) EMC
12 45 (1.62%) SolarWinds
13 42 (1.52%) Citrix
14 36 (1.30%) Dell
15 33 (1.19%) Fortinet
16 32 (1.15%) Google
17 31 (1.12%) Atlassian
17 31 (1.12%) Palo Alto
18 28 (1.01%) Remedy
19 27 (0.97%) Veeam