Period
to 26 January 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 26 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 95 159 166
Rank change year-on-year +64 +7 +60
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 1,945 2,483 3,007
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.32% 2.17% 2.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.33% 9.86% 8.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,629 1,869 1,889
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,095
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +5.58% +10.84%
10th Percentile £35,250 £31,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,048
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.67% +10.74%

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 11,910 25,195 34,123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.34% 21.99% 24.34%
Number of salaries quoted 8,853 19,105 25,499
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +180 616 £62,500 +9.48% 212
South East +14 468 £55,000 -5.17% 109
South West +15 367 £51,500 +3.00% 104
Midlands +53 225 £57,500 +21.05% 57
West Midlands +49 205 £57,500 +15.00% 46
North of England +71 127 £52,500 +5.00% 76
East of England +53 109 £67,500 +58.82% 46
North West +75 97 £45,000 -4.26% 61
Yorkshire +29 29 £67,500 +35.00% 11
East Midlands +17 16 £66,250 +65.63% 11
North East +15 4 £62,500 -15.54% 4
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1,945 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 747 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
3 492 (25.30%) DevOps
4 433 (22.26%) AWS
5 411 (21.13%) Java
6 344 (17.69%) Azure
7 330 (16.97%) Linux
8 321 (16.50%) Microsoft
9 306 (15.73%) Public Sector
10 301 (15.48%) Python
11 296 (15.22%) Windows
12 265 (13.62%) SQL
13 249 (12.80%) Software Engineering
14 245 (12.60%) Terraform
15 242 (12.44%) DV Cleared
16 238 (12.24%) JavaScript
17 226 (11.62%) VMware
18 224 (11.52%) Docker
19 214 (11.00%) Kubernetes
20 213 (10.95%) Scrum
21 211 (10.85%) Jenkins
22 202 (10.39%) Cybersecurity
22 202 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
23 191 (9.82%) Active Directory
24 190 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
24 190 (9.77%) Test Automation
25 189 (9.72%) Ansible
26 187 (9.61%) Spring
27 185 (9.51%) TDD
28 184 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure

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 80 (4.11%) Confluence
2 58 (2.98%) SharePoint
3 56 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
4 46 (2.37%) Apache
5 37 (1.90%) Apache Spark
6 34 (1.75%) MS Exchange
7 29 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (1.13%) ArcGIS
9 20 (1.03%) CMS
10 19 (0.98%) Skype for Business
11 18 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
12 16 (0.82%) IIS
13 14 (0.72%) JBoss
13 14 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
14 12 (0.62%) WebSphere
15 11 (0.57%) OpenStack
16 10 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 7 (0.36%) GlassFish
18 6 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
19 5 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.03%) Simulink
3 16 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.57%) Sketch
5 10 (0.51%) Figma
5 10 (0.51%) InVision
6 8 (0.41%) Stateflow
7 7 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (0.36%) SPSS
8 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.21%) OrCAD
10 2 (0.10%) Windchill
11 1 (0.051%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.051%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.051%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.051%) Mathcad
11 1 (0.051%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.051%) Revit
Business Applications
1 10 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (0.41%) Sentinel
3 7 (0.36%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 6 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.31%) Maximo
4 6 (0.31%) SAP PM
5 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Payroll
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.15%) SAP PSCD
6 3 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.15%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.10%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 433 (22.26%) AWS
2 344 (17.69%) Azure
3 111 (5.71%) GitHub
4 89 (4.58%) Office 365
5 81 (4.16%) PaaS
6 75 (3.86%) SaaS
7 74 (3.80%) IaaS
8 53 (2.72%) Power Platform
9 50 (2.57%) GCP
10 49 (2.52%) Serverless
11 47 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
12 32 (1.65%) Stackdriver
13 30 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
14 27 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
15 26 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
16 25 (1.29%) Amazon S3
16 25 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
17 21 (1.08%) Amazon ECS
18 18 (0.93%) Amazon EKS
19 15 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 126 (6.48%) Firewall
2 101 (5.19%) DNS
3 75 (3.86%) DHCP
4 49 (2.52%) TCP/IP
5 43 (2.21%) WAN
6 40 (2.06%) SAN
6 40 (2.06%) VPN
7 38 (1.95%) LAN
7 38 (1.95%) OSPF
8 36 (1.85%) Network Security
9 34 (1.75%) BGP
10 29 (1.49%) Skype
11 28 (1.44%) Unified Communications
12 26 (1.34%) VoIP
13 25 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (1.13%) Internet
15 21 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
16 20 (1.03%) HTTP
16 20 (1.03%) VSAN
17 19 (0.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 104 (5.35%) PostgreSQL
3 102 (5.24%) NoSQL
4 99 (5.09%) Big Data
5 46 (2.37%) Power BI
6 40 (2.06%) MySQL
7 36 (1.85%) MongoDB
8 33 (1.70%) Relational Database
9 29 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
10 25 (1.29%) MariaDB
11 23 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
12 22 (1.13%) GIS
12 22 (1.13%) Oracle Database
13 21 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 20 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
15 15 (0.77%) OLTP
15 15 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
15 15 (0.77%) Pentaho
15 15 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 14 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 211 (10.85%) Jenkins
2 144 (7.40%) Git (software)
3 128 (6.58%) JIRA
4 87 (4.47%) GitLab
5 68 (3.50%) JUnit
6 66 (3.39%) Mockito
7 62 (3.19%) Selenium
8 52 (2.67%) Maven
9 51 (2.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 38 (1.95%) JMeter
11 37 (1.90%) Gradle
12 35 (1.80%) Visual Studio
13 31 (1.59%) Cucumber
14 29 (1.49%) Rational DOORS
15 28 (1.44%) Vagrant
16 25 (1.29%) LoadRunner
17 24 (1.23%) Bitbucket
18 23 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
19 22 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
20 21 (1.08%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 306 (15.73%) Public Sector
2 121 (6.22%) Finance
3 73 (3.75%) Aerospace
4 72 (3.70%) Marketing
5 66 (3.39%) Military
6 59 (3.03%) Electronics
7 51 (2.62%) Telecoms
8 34 (1.75%) Manufacturing
9 28 (1.44%) Law
10 26 (1.34%) Retail
11 21 (1.08%) Legal
12 19 (0.98%) Local Government
13 16 (0.82%) Advertising
14 15 (0.77%) Police
15 13 (0.67%) Games
16 8 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.36%) Back Office
18 6 (0.31%) Avionics
19 3 (0.15%) Banking
20 2 (0.10%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 397 (20.41%) Developer
2 192 (9.87%) Java Developer
3 182 (9.36%) DevOps Engineer
4 181 (9.31%) Architect
5 144 (7.40%) Consultant
6 119 (6.12%) Analyst
7 104 (5.35%) Software Engineer
8 93 (4.78%) AWS DevOps
9 90 (4.63%) AWS Engineer
10 78 (4.01%) SC Cleared Java Developer
11 70 (3.60%) Network Engineer
12 67 (3.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 63 (3.24%) Senior Developer
14 62 (3.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 57 (2.93%) Systems Engineer
16 54 (2.78%) Data Engineer
17 53 (2.72%) Software Developer
18 52 (2.67%) Administrator
19 49 (2.52%) Full Stack Developer
20 48 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (9.61%) Spring
2 111 (5.71%) Node.js
3 100 (5.14%) RESTful
4 93 (4.78%) AngularJS
5 92 (4.73%) .NET
6 89 (4.58%) HTML
7 81 (4.16%) CSS
7 81 (4.16%) REST
8 76 (3.91%) Spring Boot
9 74 (3.80%) Spring Integration
10 71 (3.65%) React
11 53 (2.72%) Web Services
12 49 (2.52%) Apache Camel
12 49 (2.52%) Hibernate
13 48 (2.47%) Kafka
14 45 (2.31%) Middleware
15 43 (2.21%) RabbitMQ
16 37 (1.90%) JMS
17 35 (1.80%) JAX-RS
18 33 (1.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 141 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 82 (4.22%) Public Cloud
4 67 (3.44%) Management Information System
5 53 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
6 52 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
7 46 (2.37%) User Experience
8 41 (2.11%) Cyberthreat
9 34 (1.75%) Algorithms
10 32 (1.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 31 (1.59%) Replication
12 29 (1.49%) PKI
13 26 (1.34%) Driving Licence
14 23 (1.18%) Private Cloud
15 21 (1.08%) Clustering
16 19 (0.98%) CMDB
16 19 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
17 18 (0.93%) VHDL
18 16 (0.82%) Cloud Native
19 14 (0.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 330 (16.97%) Linux
2 296 (15.22%) Windows
3 110 (5.66%) Windows Server
4 89 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 81 (4.16%) Windows 10
6 76 (3.91%) Windows Server 2016
7 48 (2.47%) Windows Server 2019
8 40 (2.06%) CentOS
8 40 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 38 (1.95%) Windows 7
10 37 (1.90%) Unix
11 29 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.62%) VMS
13 11 (0.57%) Ubuntu
14 10 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.51%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.46%) Debian
16 5 (0.26%) Android
17 4 (0.21%) Solaris
17 4 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 747 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
2 492 (25.30%) DevOps
3 249 (12.80%) Software Engineering
4 213 (10.95%) Scrum
5 202 (10.39%) Cybersecurity
5 202 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
6 190 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
6 190 (9.77%) Test Automation
7 185 (9.51%) TDD
8 176 (9.05%) ITIL
9 157 (8.07%) Open Source
10 139 (7.15%) Microservices
11 138 (7.10%) Configuration Management
12 121 (6.22%) Project Management
13 113 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
14 100 (5.14%) Continuous Improvement
14 100 (5.14%) Service Management
15 98 (5.04%) Infrastructure as Code
15 98 (5.04%) Mentoring
16 97 (4.99%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 411 (21.13%) Java
2 301 (15.48%) Python
3 265 (13.62%) SQL
4 238 (12.24%) JavaScript
5 145 (7.46%) C
6 119 (6.12%) C#
7 106 (5.45%) Bash Shell
8 105 (5.40%) C++
9 102 (5.24%) PowerShell
10 90 (4.63%) Java 8
11 39 (2.01%) Ruby
12 37 (1.90%) MATLAB
13 36 (1.85%) PL/SQL
14 35 (1.80%) TypeScript
15 33 (1.70%) Shell Script
16 28 (1.44%) Scala
17 24 (1.23%) Go
18 23 (1.18%) Perl
19 15 (0.77%) PHP
19 15 (0.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,945 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 242 (12.44%) DV Cleared
3 179 (9.20%) Degree
4 99 (5.09%) Cisco Certification
5 71 (3.65%) CCNA
6 70 (3.60%) CISSP
7 67 (3.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 61 (3.14%) CCNP
9 51 (2.62%) BPSS Clearance
10 49 (2.52%) CISM
11 40 (2.06%) MCSE
12 39 (2.01%) CESG Certified Professional
13 36 (1.85%) MCSA
14 33 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
15 24 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 23 (1.18%) HNC
17 22 (1.13%) MCP
18 18 (0.93%) AWS Certification
19 15 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
19 15 (0.77%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.03%) SLA
2 55 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (2.37%) QA
4 37 (1.90%) NCSC
5 22 (1.13%) NIST
6 19 (0.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 18 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 16 (0.82%) Data Quality
9 15 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 14 (0.72%) RMADS
11 13 (0.67%) JSP 440
11 13 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
13 7 (0.36%) GDPR
13 7 (0.36%) GPG13
14 6 (0.31%) COBIT
15 5 (0.26%) GxP
15 5 (0.26%) PCI DSS
16 4 (0.21%) Def Stans
16 4 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 224 (11.52%) Docker
2 191 (9.82%) Active Directory
3 184 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 71 (3.65%) vSphere
5 56 (2.88%) Hyper-V
6 51 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
7 50 (2.57%) VMware NSX
8 32 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
9 21 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 13 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (0.57%) Postfix
11 11 (0.57%) XenApp
12 10 (0.51%) KVM
13 8 (0.41%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.21%) NDS
15 4 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
16 3 (0.15%) Firmware
16 3 (0.15%) NetIQ eDirectory
16 3 (0.15%) NFS
Systems Management
1 245 (12.60%) Terraform
2 214 (11.00%) Kubernetes
3 189 (9.72%) Ansible
4 85 (4.37%) Puppet
5 63 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
6 61 (3.14%) SCCM
7 45 (2.31%) Grafana
8 33 (1.70%) Microsoft Intune
9 24 (1.23%) SCVMM
10 23 (1.18%) Packer
11 19 (0.98%) SCOM
12 16 (0.82%) Nagios
13 15 (0.77%) CFEngine
13 15 (0.77%) Consul
13 15 (0.77%) WSUS
14 12 (0.62%) Docker Swarm
15 11 (0.57%) Prometheus
16 8 (0.41%) vCenter Server
17 7 (0.36%) NetBackup
18 6 (0.31%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 321 (16.50%) Microsoft
2 226 (11.62%) VMware
3 165 (8.48%) Oracle
4 136 (6.99%) Cisco
5 66 (3.39%) Splunk
6 53 (2.72%) ServiceNow
7 52 (2.67%) Google
8 49 (2.52%) SolarWinds
9 44 (2.26%) Atlassian
10 43 (2.21%) SAP
11 39 (2.01%) Juniper
12 35 (1.80%) Dell
12 35 (1.80%) Palo Alto
13 32 (1.65%) F5
13 32 (1.65%) Red Hat
13 32 (1.65%) Veeam
14 25 (1.29%) IBM
15 24 (1.23%) Citrix
16 21 (1.08%) Adobe
16 21 (1.08%) HP