Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 114 92 173
Rank change year-on-year -22 +81 +33
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 3,309 1,527 2,547
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.00% 3.40% 2.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.38% 15.66% 8.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,895 1,085 1,781
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,828 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,117 £39,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +1.85% +8.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £76,250 £77,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £54,486
% change year-on-year +9.09% +0.94% +8.97%

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 23,014 9,753 29,412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.86% 21.75% 23.30%
Number of salaries quoted 13,363 7,569 22,076
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £35,499
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £89,111 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -89 781 £70,000 +16.67% 221
South East -29 715 £55,000 +15.79% 187
South West +1 638 £60,000 +0.33% 183
Midlands +9 503 £60,000 +10.33% 57
North of England +60 502 £53,350 +22.83% 108
North West +58 413 £53,350 +42.27% 80
West Midlands +2 395 £61,500 +11.82% 47
East of England -30 128 £50,000 -9.09% 72
East Midlands -17 105 £47,500 +11.76% 10
Yorkshire -71 53 £54,500 -16.15% 16
North East +7 45 £45,000 - 12
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3,309 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1,651 (49.89%) Agile Software Development
3 929 (28.07%) Social Skills
4 904 (27.32%) Azure
5 691 (20.88%) AWS
6 685 (20.70%) DevOps
7 641 (19.37%) Java
8 583 (17.62%) Problem-Solving
9 504 (15.23%) Terraform
10 483 (14.60%) Docker
11 473 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 452 (13.66%) Jenkins
13 440 (13.30%) Scrum
14 424 (12.81%) Public Sector
15 421 (12.72%) Linux
16 411 (12.42%) Software Engineering
17 393 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
18 390 (11.79%) Mentoring
19 378 (11.42%) Analytics
20 360 (10.88%) Python
21 349 (10.55%) Open Source
22 348 (10.52%) Windows
23 344 (10.40%) Kubernetes
24 327 (9.88%) Cybersecurity
25 326 (9.85%) Greenfield Project
26 313 (9.46%) Infrastructure as Code
26 313 (9.46%) SQL
27 304 (9.19%) Ansible
28 303 (9.16%) DV Cleared
29 302 (9.13%) C#

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 74 (2.24%) SharePoint
2 69 (2.09%) Confluence
3 56 (1.69%) IIS
4 21 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (0.60%) SAS
6 19 (0.57%) Apache
7 17 (0.51%) Apache Spark
8 10 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 10 (0.30%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.27%) MS Exchange
10 8 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.18%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.15%) Oracle Application Server
14 4 (0.12%) CMS
14 4 (0.12%) JBoss
15 3 (0.091%) Oracle 9iAS
15 3 (0.091%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 59 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (0.66%) Simulink
5 13 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.33%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.15%) Zemax
8 3 (0.091%) InDesign
9 1 (0.030%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.030%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.030%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.030%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 27 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
3 11 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 10 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
4 10 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
4 10 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
5 9 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
6 8 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
6 8 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
9 4 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
9 4 (0.12%) Oracle SCM
9 4 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 2 (0.060%) Maximo
10 2 (0.060%) Primavera
10 2 (0.060%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 904 (27.32%) Azure
2 691 (20.88%) AWS
3 202 (6.10%) Serverless
4 191 (5.77%) GitHub
5 151 (4.56%) GCP
6 147 (4.44%) Microsoft 365
7 138 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 127 (3.84%) PaaS
9 121 (3.66%) IaaS
10 118 (3.57%) SaaS
11 89 (2.69%) iPaaS
12 79 (2.39%) Azure Key Vault
13 68 (2.06%) OpenShift
14 66 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
15 65 (1.96%) Power Platform
16 45 (1.36%) Boomi
17 44 (1.33%) AtomSphere
18 34 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
19 30 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
19 30 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 162 (4.90%) Firewall
2 100 (3.02%) Network Security
3 87 (2.63%) VPN
4 54 (1.63%) WAN
5 53 (1.60%) LAN
6 49 (1.48%) DNS
7 48 (1.45%) Unified Communications
8 41 (1.24%) DHCP
9 32 (0.97%) Internet
9 32 (0.97%) TCP/IP
9 32 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
10 26 (0.79%) HTTP
11 22 (0.66%) BGP
12 21 (0.63%) Ethernet
12 21 (0.63%) OSPF
13 19 (0.57%) SSH
13 19 (0.57%) VoIP
14 17 (0.51%) MPLS
14 17 (0.51%) SAN
14 17 (0.51%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (6.17%) Big Data
2 181 (5.47%) SQL Server
3 100 (3.02%) MySQL
4 80 (2.42%) Hadoop
5 76 (2.30%) Relational Database
6 74 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
7 73 (2.21%) MongoDB
8 57 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
9 54 (1.63%) Power BI
10 48 (1.45%) Oracle Database
11 46 (1.39%) NoSQL
12 26 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 25 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
14 23 (0.70%) Metadata
15 22 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 21 (0.63%) GIS
17 20 (0.60%) RDBMS
17 20 (0.60%) Tableau
18 19 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
19 18 (0.54%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 452 (13.66%) Jenkins
2 224 (6.77%) JIRA
3 139 (4.20%) Git (software)
4 109 (3.29%) Selenium
5 102 (3.08%) GitLab
6 92 (2.78%) JMeter
7 65 (1.96%) Cucumber
8 56 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 56 (1.69%) Maven
9 55 (1.66%) Robot Framework
10 53 (1.60%) JUnit
11 49 (1.48%) Bitbucket
12 44 (1.33%) Eclipse
12 44 (1.33%) REST Assured
12 44 (1.33%) SonarQube
13 41 (1.24%) SoapUI
14 38 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
15 37 (1.12%) Postman
16 34 (1.03%) Mockito
17 25 (0.76%) Newman
General
1 929 (28.07%) Social Skills
2 424 (12.81%) Public Sector
3 279 (8.43%) Finance
4 142 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
5 107 (3.23%) Presentation Skills
6 96 (2.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 86 (2.60%) Telecoms
8 78 (2.36%) Aerospace
9 77 (2.33%) Military
10 74 (2.24%) Retail
11 73 (2.21%) Marketing
12 71 (2.15%) Influencing Skills
13 50 (1.51%) Legal
14 47 (1.42%) Law
15 38 (1.15%) Electronics
15 38 (1.15%) Organisational Skills
16 37 (1.12%) Manufacturing
17 35 (1.06%) Billing
18 23 (0.70%) Police
19 20 (0.60%) Games
Job Titles
1 641 (19.37%) Developer
2 518 (15.65%) Architect
3 333 (10.06%) DevOps Engineer
4 281 (8.49%) Java Developer
5 262 (7.92%) Consultant
6 224 (6.77%) Analyst
7 174 (5.26%) Software Engineer
8 139 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
9 130 (3.93%) Project Manager
10 112 (3.38%) Senior DevOps
10 112 (3.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 111 (3.35%) Senior Developer
12 94 (2.84%) Cloud Consultant
13 84 (2.54%) C# Developer
14 75 (2.27%) Network Engineer
15 74 (2.24%) Systems Engineer
16 72 (2.18%) IT Manager
17 69 (2.09%) Lead Architect
18 68 (2.06%) Technical Consultant
19 66 (1.99%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (9.13%) REST
2 260 (7.86%) Spring
3 205 (6.20%) .NET
4 175 (5.29%) Hibernate
5 171 (5.17%) Web Services
6 166 (5.02%) Middleware
7 165 (4.99%) React
8 140 (4.23%) GraphQL
9 139 (4.20%) JavaBeans
10 115 (3.48%) HTML
11 106 (3.20%) AngularJS
12 100 (3.02%) CSS
13 99 (2.99%) RESTful
14 92 (2.78%) ARM Templates
15 83 (2.51%) OAuth
16 81 (2.45%) Node.js
17 79 (2.39%) OAuth2
18 67 (2.02%) HTML5
19 64 (1.93%) Elastic Stack
20 58 (1.75%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 326 (9.85%) Greenfield Project
2 203 (6.13%) Public Cloud
3 142 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 141 (4.26%) Data Centre
5 108 (3.26%) Cloud Native
6 64 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
7 52 (1.57%) Driving Licence
8 50 (1.51%) User Experience
9 45 (1.36%) Cyberattack
10 44 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
11 42 (1.27%) PKI
12 39 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
13 35 (1.06%) Clustering
14 31 (0.94%) NHS
15 25 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
15 25 (0.76%) Private Cloud
15 25 (0.76%) Replication
16 24 (0.73%) Legacy Systems
17 23 (0.70%) Security Operations Centre
18 22 (0.66%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 421 (12.72%) Linux
2 348 (10.52%) Windows
3 153 (4.62%) Windows Server
4 124 (3.75%) Windows 10
5 92 (2.78%) Unix
6 64 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 56 (1.69%) CentOS
8 32 (0.97%) Android
9 22 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (0.57%) Ubuntu
11 18 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
12 17 (0.51%) Debian
13 15 (0.45%) Mac OS
14 14 (0.42%) Apple iOS
15 13 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
16 12 (0.36%) Windows 7
17 11 (0.33%) AIX
18 10 (0.30%) Solaris
19 7 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
20 5 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,651 (49.89%) Agile Software Development
2 685 (20.70%) DevOps
3 583 (17.62%) Problem-Solving
4 440 (13.30%) Scrum
5 411 (12.42%) Software Engineering
6 393 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
7 390 (11.79%) Mentoring
8 378 (11.42%) Analytics
9 349 (10.55%) Open Source
10 327 (9.88%) Cybersecurity
11 313 (9.46%) Infrastructure as Code
12 295 (8.92%) Microservices
13 272 (8.22%) Project Management
14 250 (7.56%) ITIL
15 241 (7.28%) TDD
16 238 (7.19%) Coaching
17 231 (6.98%) Configuration Management
18 226 (6.83%) BDD
19 222 (6.71%) SDLC
20 192 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 641 (19.37%) Java
2 360 (10.88%) Python
3 313 (9.46%) SQL
4 302 (9.13%) C#
5 234 (7.07%) JavaScript
6 184 (5.56%) PowerShell
7 182 (5.50%) Java 8
8 181 (5.47%) C
9 138 (4.17%) C++
10 126 (3.81%) Bash Shell
11 77 (2.33%) Go
12 52 (1.57%) Ruby
13 43 (1.30%) Perl
14 35 (1.06%) PL/SQL
15 28 (0.85%) T-SQL
15 28 (0.85%) TypeScript
16 20 (0.60%) Delphi
17 17 (0.51%) MATLAB
18 16 (0.48%) R
19 14 (0.42%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3,309 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 303 (9.16%) DV Cleared
3 288 (8.70%) Degree
4 94 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
5 70 (2.12%) CISSP
6 60 (1.81%) CCNA
7 55 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
7 55 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 47 (1.42%) CCNP
9 44 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
10 40 (1.21%) MCSA
11 39 (1.18%) CISM
12 36 (1.09%) MCSE
13 35 (1.06%) AWS Certification
14 32 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
15 31 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
16 30 (0.91%) CESG Certified Professional
17 28 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 25 (0.76%) MCP
19 24 (0.73%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (3.69%) SLA
2 93 (2.81%) QA
3 64 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 52 (1.57%) Cyber Essentials
5 46 (1.39%) NCSC
6 37 (1.12%) Data Quality
7 28 (0.85%) JSP 440
8 26 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 24 (0.73%) Accessibility
10 23 (0.70%) NIST
11 20 (0.60%) GDPR
12 18 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 12 (0.36%) RMADS
14 9 (0.27%) PMO
15 7 (0.21%) WCAG
16 6 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 6 (0.18%) Def Stans
17 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 4 (0.12%) GRC
18 4 (0.12%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 483 (14.60%) Docker
2 184 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 155 (4.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (1.42%) Hyper-V
5 33 (1.00%) vSphere
6 32 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (0.63%) Postfix
9 20 (0.60%) NFS
10 19 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
10 19 (0.57%) VMware NSX
11 5 (0.15%) Firmware
11 5 (0.15%) HDFS
11 5 (0.15%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.12%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.091%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.091%) XenApp
14 2 (0.060%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.060%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 504 (15.23%) Terraform
2 344 (10.40%) Kubernetes
3 304 (9.19%) Ansible
4 80 (2.42%) SCCM
5 72 (2.18%) Puppet
6 58 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
7 51 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
8 33 (1.00%) Packer
9 26 (0.79%) CFEngine
10 23 (0.70%) Grafana
11 22 (0.66%) Consul
11 22 (0.66%) Prometheus
12 19 (0.57%) Data Guard
13 16 (0.48%) SCOM
14 15 (0.45%) FortiGate
14 15 (0.45%) Istio
14 15 (0.45%) WSUS
15 13 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
16 12 (0.36%) Nagios
17 11 (0.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 473 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 243 (7.34%) Oracle
3 224 (6.77%) ServiceNow
4 221 (6.68%) VMware
5 172 (5.20%) Cisco
6 97 (2.93%) Google
7 77 (2.33%) Juniper
8 73 (2.21%) MuleSoft
9 69 (2.09%) Fortinet
10 68 (2.06%) F5
11 65 (1.96%) Splunk
12 64 (1.93%) Atlassian
13 63 (1.90%) CheckPoint
14 61 (1.84%) Dell
15 60 (1.81%) SAP
16 59 (1.78%) Palo Alto
17 58 (1.75%) Adobe
18 54 (1.63%) Citrix
19 50 (1.51%) McAfee
20 47 (1.42%) Apple