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

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 125 127 227
Rank change year-on-year +2 +100 -14
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2,147 3,653 2,593
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.58% 2.74% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.94% 11.04% 6.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,317 2,175 1,882
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +12.90% +1.09%
10th Percentile £31,070 £31,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +12.90% -2.11%

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 17,975 33,095 38,360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.61% 24.85% 23.77%
Number of salaries quoted 13,192 23,744 29,133
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%

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 28 May 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 May 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 +1 761 £52,500 +5.00% 57
London +32 481 £60,000 -4.00% 74
South West -18 341 £50,000 - 86
Midlands +13 280 £47,500 -7.77% 22
West Midlands +6 208 £47,500 -5.00% 16
North of England +75 155 £52,500 +5.00% 39
North West +106 114 £46,625 -10.34% 25
East of England 0 104 £53,750 +26.47% 47
East Midlands +94 79 £43,750 +9.38% 6
Yorkshire +38 39 £62,500 +25.00% 8
North East +7 2 £72,500 +107.14% 6
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 2,147 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 718 (33.44%) Agile Software Development
3 404 (18.82%) DV Cleared
4 346 (16.12%) Java
5 345 (16.07%) Windows
6 337 (15.70%) Microsoft
7 298 (13.88%) Linux
8 275 (12.81%) DevOps
9 264 (12.30%) Cybersecurity
10 258 (12.02%) ITIL
11 257 (11.97%) Python
12 253 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
13 245 (11.41%) SQL
14 217 (10.11%) Degree
15 213 (9.92%) C#
16 209 (9.73%) Public Sector
17 204 (9.50%) Azure
18 203 (9.46%) AWS
19 200 (9.32%) JavaScript
20 193 (8.99%) Oracle
21 186 (8.66%) Finance
22 180 (8.38%) VMware
23 174 (8.10%) Information Security
24 171 (7.96%) Active Directory
25 166 (7.73%) C++
26 160 (7.45%) Software Engineering
27 159 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
28 158 (7.36%) Scrum
29 157 (7.31%) SQL Server
30 156 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management

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 77 (3.59%) SharePoint
2 60 (2.79%) Confluence
3 53 (2.47%) Apache Spark
4 41 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
5 36 (1.68%) Apache
6 33 (1.54%) Apache Solr
7 30 (1.40%) Tomcat
8 27 (1.26%) IIS
8 27 (1.26%) MS Exchange
9 16 (0.75%) Skype for Business
10 11 (0.51%) WildFly
11 10 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (0.42%) ArcGIS
12 9 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
12 9 (0.42%) JBoss
12 9 (0.42%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.42%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.37%) NetWeaver
13 8 (0.37%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 43 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.33%) OrCAD
5 6 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.23%) SOLIDWORKS
6 5 (0.23%) Windchill
7 2 (0.093%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.093%) PTC Creo
7 2 (0.093%) Simulink
8 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.047%) SPSS
8 1 (0.047%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 27 (1.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 24 (1.12%) Oracle Financials
3 18 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
4 12 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
4 12 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
4 12 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
4 12 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
5 11 (0.51%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 10 (0.47%) SAP CO
6 10 (0.47%) SAP FI
6 10 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
7 9 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
7 9 (0.42%) SAP MDG
8 8 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 6 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (0.23%) SAP HR
11 5 (0.23%) SAP MDM
12 4 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 204 (9.50%) Azure
2 203 (9.46%) AWS
3 76 (3.54%) Office 365
4 58 (2.70%) SaaS
5 49 (2.28%) PaaS
6 39 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
7 37 (1.72%) IaaS
8 34 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
9 28 (1.30%) Power Platform
10 26 (1.21%) GCP
11 24 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
12 22 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 22 (1.02%) GitHub
13 20 (0.93%) OneDrive
14 17 (0.79%) Amazon S3
15 15 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
15 15 (0.70%) OpenShift
15 15 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 14 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
17 10 (0.47%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 149 (6.94%) Firewall
2 105 (4.89%) WAN
3 101 (4.70%) LAN
4 66 (3.07%) DNS
5 58 (2.70%) Internet
6 53 (2.47%) TCP/IP
7 51 (2.38%) Network Security
8 42 (1.96%) Skype
9 34 (1.58%) VPN
10 31 (1.44%) OSPF
11 30 (1.40%) BGP
11 30 (1.40%) Wireless
12 29 (1.35%) SAN
13 27 (1.26%) HTTP
14 24 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
15 23 (1.07%) DHCP
16 22 (1.02%) MPLS
16 22 (1.02%) Structured Cabling
17 17 (0.79%) Cisco IOS
17 17 (0.79%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (7.31%) SQL Server
2 107 (4.98%) Big Data
3 74 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
4 71 (3.31%) MongoDB
5 60 (2.79%) Hadoop
6 36 (1.68%) Relational Database
7 33 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
8 32 (1.49%) MySQL
9 28 (1.30%) Oracle Database
10 27 (1.26%) NoSQL
11 25 (1.16%) SQL Server 2017
11 25 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 23 (1.07%) IBM InfoSphere
13 22 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
14 20 (0.93%) Power BI
15 19 (0.88%) Apache Accumulo
15 19 (0.88%) Neo4j
16 18 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
17 16 (0.75%) RDBMS
17 16 (0.75%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 118 (5.50%) Jenkins
2 102 (4.75%) JIRA
3 89 (4.15%) Git (software)
4 55 (2.56%) Selenium
5 39 (1.82%) Cucumber
5 39 (1.82%) Subversion
6 38 (1.77%) Maven
7 33 (1.54%) JUnit
8 28 (1.30%) Rational DOORS
9 24 (1.12%) JMeter
9 24 (1.12%) Mockito
9 24 (1.12%) WebDriver
10 19 (0.88%) DbUnit
10 19 (0.88%) jMock
10 19 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (0.88%) Visual Studio
11 18 (0.84%) LoadRunner
12 17 (0.79%) SonarQube
13 16 (0.75%) GitLab
13 16 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 209 (9.73%) Public Sector
2 186 (8.66%) Finance
3 113 (5.26%) Aerospace
4 99 (4.61%) Military
5 91 (4.24%) Telecoms
6 87 (4.05%) Law
7 80 (3.73%) Back Office
8 71 (3.31%) Legal
9 62 (2.89%) Police
10 54 (2.52%) Electronics
11 37 (1.72%) Manufacturing
12 31 (1.44%) Marketing
13 26 (1.21%) Local Government
14 25 (1.16%) Retail
15 22 (1.02%) Banking
16 13 (0.61%) Automotive
17 12 (0.56%) General Ledger
18 7 (0.33%) Games
19 5 (0.23%) Advertising
20 4 (0.19%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 305 (14.21%) Developer
2 238 (11.09%) Analyst
3 225 (10.48%) Architect
4 152 (7.08%) Consultant
5 100 (4.66%) Software Engineer
6 96 (4.47%) Java Developer
7 91 (4.24%) Support Engineer
8 83 (3.87%) Network Engineer
9 64 (2.98%) Test Engineer
10 63 (2.93%) Business Analyst
10 63 (2.93%) DevOps Engineer
11 61 (2.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 56 (2.61%) Security Analyst
13 52 (2.42%) IT Support
13 52 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
14 51 (2.38%) Administrator
14 51 (2.38%) Junior
15 50 (2.33%) Security Consultant
15 50 (2.33%) Senior Developer
16 46 (2.14%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (6.29%) .NET
2 119 (5.54%) HTML
3 118 (5.50%) Web Services
4 101 (4.70%) CSS
5 80 (3.73%) Spring
6 64 (2.98%) REST
7 61 (2.84%) RESTful
8 59 (2.75%) AngularJS
8 59 (2.75%) HTML5
9 50 (2.33%) XML
10 44 (2.05%) .NET Framework
10 44 (2.05%) ASP.NET
11 43 (2.00%) SOAP
12 38 (1.77%) React
13 35 (1.63%) Node.js
14 31 (1.44%) Hibernate
14 31 (1.44%) jQuery
15 29 (1.35%) Kafka
16 28 (1.30%) J2EE
17 27 (1.26%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 159 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (4.66%) Management Information System
3 89 (4.15%) Data Centre
4 54 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
5 50 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
6 44 (2.05%) Cyberthreat
6 44 (2.05%) Driving Licence
7 42 (1.96%) User Experience
8 35 (1.63%) Public Cloud
9 31 (1.44%) CMDB
10 30 (1.40%) Algorithms
11 27 (1.26%) Virtual Team
12 24 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
13 23 (1.07%) CESG
14 22 (1.02%) Clustering
14 22 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
15 21 (0.98%) CCTV
15 21 (0.98%) VHDL
15 21 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
16 20 (0.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 345 (16.07%) Windows
2 298 (13.88%) Linux
3 88 (4.10%) Windows Server
4 76 (3.54%) Windows 10
5 62 (2.89%) Unix
6 50 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 41 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (1.40%) CentOS
9 22 (1.02%) Windows 7
10 21 (0.98%) Windows Server 2016
11 16 (0.75%) Debian
11 16 (0.75%) Mac OS
11 16 (0.75%) Ubuntu
12 15 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (0.70%) Windows XP
13 14 (0.65%) Solaris
14 10 (0.47%) VMS
15 9 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
16 7 (0.33%) Android
17 6 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 718 (33.44%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (12.81%) DevOps
3 264 (12.30%) Cybersecurity
4 258 (12.02%) ITIL
5 253 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
6 174 (8.10%) Information Security
7 160 (7.45%) Software Engineering
8 158 (7.36%) Scrum
9 156 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 139 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
10 139 (6.47%) Project Management
11 138 (6.43%) Test Automation
12 133 (6.19%) Migration
13 126 (5.87%) Analytics
14 125 (5.82%) Risk Management
15 115 (5.36%) Information Assurance
16 109 (5.08%) Service Management
16 109 (5.08%) SIEM
17 97 (4.52%) Configuration Management
18 95 (4.42%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 346 (16.12%) Java
2 257 (11.97%) Python
3 245 (11.41%) SQL
4 213 (9.92%) C#
5 200 (9.32%) JavaScript
6 166 (7.73%) C++
7 153 (7.13%) C
8 83 (3.87%) PowerShell
9 62 (2.89%) Bash Shell
10 55 (2.56%) Ruby
11 46 (2.14%) Java 8
12 44 (2.05%) Scala
13 43 (2.00%) Perl
14 39 (1.82%) R
15 35 (1.63%) MATLAB
16 30 (1.40%) PL/SQL
17 22 (1.02%) ABAP
18 21 (0.98%) Ada
19 14 (0.65%) VBA
20 13 (0.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2,147 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 404 (18.82%) DV Cleared
3 217 (10.11%) Degree
4 111 (5.17%) CISSP
5 103 (4.80%) Cisco Certification
6 90 (4.19%) CISM
7 77 (3.59%) CESG Certified Professional
8 61 (2.84%) CCNP
9 56 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
10 46 (2.14%) CRISC
11 42 (1.96%) CCNA
12 38 (1.77%) CCIE
13 35 (1.63%) MCSA
13 35 (1.63%) MCSE
14 32 (1.49%) CREST Certified
15 26 (1.21%) CEH
16 25 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
16 25 (1.16%) CISA
17 24 (1.12%) OSCP
18 23 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (6.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 99 (4.61%) SLA
3 56 (2.61%) JSP 440
4 54 (2.52%) QA
5 45 (2.10%) GDPR
6 37 (1.72%) Data Quality
7 31 (1.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 31 (1.44%) NIST
8 30 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials
9 29 (1.35%) NCSC
10 28 (1.30%) RMADS
11 26 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 14 (0.65%) PMO
13 13 (0.61%) PCI DSS
14 12 (0.56%) IEC 61508
15 11 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 9 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 6 (0.28%) ISO 9001
18 5 (0.23%) Def Stans
18 5 (0.23%) NIST 800
System Software
1 171 (7.96%) Active Directory
2 110 (5.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (4.70%) Docker
4 36 (1.68%) Hyper-V
5 34 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (1.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 25 (1.16%) Firmware
8 23 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
9 22 (1.02%) vSphere
10 19 (0.88%) VMware NSX
11 6 (0.28%) Postfix
11 6 (0.28%) Snort
12 5 (0.23%) iptables
12 5 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.19%) NDS
13 4 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.14%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 3 (0.14%) NFS
14 3 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 95 (4.42%) Ansible
2 63 (2.93%) SCOM
3 62 (2.89%) Terraform
4 61 (2.84%) SCCM
5 59 (2.75%) Kubernetes
6 51 (2.38%) Puppet
7 39 (1.82%) QRadar
8 29 (1.35%) WSUS
9 27 (1.26%) Packer
10 25 (1.16%) vCenter Server
11 22 (1.02%) Salt
12 16 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
12 16 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
13 14 (0.65%) Cisco Prime
13 14 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
13 14 (0.65%) Nagios
14 11 (0.51%) Cloudify
14 11 (0.51%) logstash
14 11 (0.51%) SELinux
15 10 (0.47%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 337 (15.70%) Microsoft
2 193 (8.99%) Oracle
3 180 (8.38%) VMware
4 155 (7.22%) Cisco
5 80 (3.73%) SAP
6 75 (3.49%) Splunk
7 69 (3.21%) Juniper
8 64 (2.98%) LogRhythm
9 52 (2.42%) Red Hat
10 51 (2.38%) Dell
11 44 (2.05%) HP
12 37 (1.72%) IBM
13 35 (1.63%) Google
14 32 (1.49%) McAfee
15 31 (1.44%) ArcSight
16 26 (1.21%) Capita
17 24 (1.12%) Palo Alto
18 23 (1.07%) Citrix
19 22 (1.02%) Atlassian
19 22 (1.02%) CheckPoint