Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 172 191
Rank change year-on-year -42 +19 -52
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2722 3640 3705
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.61% 2.03% 1.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.73% 7.77% 6.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1910 2556 2946
England median annual salary £46,750 £45,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -1.10% -9.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £74,000
UK median annual salary £46,750 £45,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.31% -4.74% -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 40430 46817 55921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.95% 26.13% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 31312 37804 44917
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -28 900 £47,500 - 45
South West -13 639 £42,500 - 19
London -36 511 £55,000 -8.33% 74
Midlands -27 314 £52,500 +16.67% 15
North of England -78 230 £41,500 -2.35% 16
West Midlands -50 202 £51,500 +8.42% 9
East of England -47 128 £45,000 - 24
North West -99 123 £45,000 +5.88% 11
East Midlands +41 112 £54,000 +35.00% 5
Yorkshire +12 81 £40,000 -5.88% 1
North East -24 28 £47,065 +10.68% 4
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 2722 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 624 (22.92%) ITIL
3 622 (22.85%) Agile Software Development
4 567 (20.83%) Windows
5 560 (20.57%) Microsoft
6 495 (18.19%) DV Cleared
7 444 (16.31%) Linux
8 423 (15.54%) Degree
9 418 (15.36%) Java
10 401 (14.73%) C
11 337 (12.38%) VMware
12 320 (11.76%) SQL
13 302 (11.09%) Cisco
14 293 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
15 274 (10.07%) Firewall
16 266 (9.77%) Cisco Certification
17 264 (9.70%) Active Directory
18 263 (9.66%) Finance
19 260 (9.55%) Cybersecurity
20 258 (9.48%) C#
21 251 (9.22%) .NET
22 250 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
23 246 (9.04%) Python
24 240 (8.82%) SQL Server
25 237 (8.71%) Management Information System
26 234 (8.60%) Software Engineering
27 230 (8.45%) Project Management
28 215 (7.90%) Service Management
29 213 (7.83%) Information Security
30 208 (7.64%) Unix

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
1 147 (5.40%) SharePoint
2 81 (2.98%) IIS
3 66 (2.42%) Apache
4 63 (2.31%) MS Exchange
5 62 (2.28%) BizTalk Server
6 44 (1.62%) Tomcat
7 43 (1.58%) JBoss
8 41 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
9 36 (1.32%) Skype for Business
10 34 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
11 33 (1.21%) Apache Spark
12 30 (1.10%) OpenStack
13 29 (1.07%) WebLogic
14 22 (0.81%) CMS
15 21 (0.77%) SAS
16 17 (0.62%) WebSphere
17 15 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
18 14 (0.51%) Apache Solr
18 14 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
18 14 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 181 (6.65%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 59 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
5 15 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
5 15 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 14 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 12 (0.44%) SPSS
8 11 (0.40%) MS Visio
9 9 (0.33%) InfoPath
9 9 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
10 7 (0.26%) Simulink
11 4 (0.15%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.11%) Camtasia
12 3 (0.11%) Mathcad
13 2 (0.073%) GIMP
13 2 (0.073%) OrCAD
13 2 (0.073%) Siemens NX
14 1 (0.037%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.037%) Blender
Business Applications
1 61 (2.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 30 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
3 27 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (0.73%) SAP FI
5 18 (0.66%) Teamcenter
6 15 (0.55%) SAP CO
6 15 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
7 14 (0.51%) assyst
8 11 (0.40%) Maximo
9 10 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 9 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
11 6 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
11 6 (0.22%) PeopleSoft HCM
12 5 (0.18%) Primavera
12 5 (0.18%) SAP BPC
12 5 (0.18%) SAP GTS
12 5 (0.18%) SAP MM
12 5 (0.18%) SAP PP
12 5 (0.18%) SAP PS
13 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 137 (5.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 128 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (2.02%) Office 365
4 36 (1.32%) Amazon S3
4 36 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
5 34 (1.25%) OpenShift
6 29 (1.07%) PaaS
7 28 (1.03%) SaaS
8 22 (0.81%) IaaS
9 18 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 15 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
11 15 (0.55%) Serverless
12 12 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (0.37%) GitHub
14 8 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
15 7 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
16 6 (0.22%) npm
17 4 (0.15%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 274 (10.07%) Firewall
2 190 (6.98%) TCP/IP
3 175 (6.43%) WAN
4 172 (6.32%) LAN
5 170 (6.25%) DNS
6 126 (4.63%) Network Security
7 107 (3.93%) DHCP
8 101 (3.71%) Wireless
9 93 (3.42%) Internet
10 91 (3.34%) VPN
11 89 (3.27%) BGP
12 78 (2.87%) HTTP
13 73 (2.68%) Cisco ASA
14 69 (2.53%) Cisco Nexus
15 67 (2.46%) OSPF
16 61 (2.24%) Wireshark
17 60 (2.20%) SAN
18 53 (1.95%) FTP
19 52 (1.91%) SMTP
20 51 (1.87%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 120 (4.41%) Hadoop
3 114 (4.19%) Big Data
4 69 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
5 58 (2.13%) NoSQL
6 52 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
7 51 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
8 44 (1.62%) Oracle Database
8 44 (1.62%) Relational Database
9 42 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 35 (1.29%) MySQL
11 34 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 32 (1.18%) MongoDB
12 32 (1.18%) QlikView
12 32 (1.18%) SAP BW
13 28 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
13 28 (1.03%) Power BI
14 27 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
15 26 (0.96%) RDBMS
16 25 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 101 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 97 (3.56%) Jenkins
3 81 (2.98%) JIRA
4 76 (2.79%) Git (software)
5 58 (2.13%) Visual Studio
6 49 (1.80%) Rational DOORS
7 47 (1.73%) Selenium
8 31 (1.14%) Subversion
9 27 (0.99%) Maven
10 24 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 23 (0.84%) Cucumber
12 21 (0.77%) SoapUI
13 19 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 19 (0.70%) gulp
13 19 (0.70%) Jasmine
13 19 (0.70%) Metasploit
14 18 (0.66%) JMeter
15 17 (0.62%) Zephyr
16 15 (0.55%) Eclipse
16 15 (0.55%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 263 (9.66%) Finance
2 145 (5.33%) Military
3 98 (3.60%) Manufacturing
4 76 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 60 (2.20%) Aerospace
5 60 (2.20%) Legal
6 56 (2.06%) Law
7 45 (1.65%) Electronics
8 44 (1.62%) Marketing
9 33 (1.21%) Billing
10 23 (0.84%) Games
11 21 (0.77%) Retail
12 20 (0.73%) Advertising
13 15 (0.55%) Publishing
14 14 (0.51%) Back Office
14 14 (0.51%) Multimedia
15 12 (0.44%) Automotive
15 12 (0.44%) Vietnamese Language
16 5 (0.18%) Banking
17 4 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 465 (17.08%) Analyst
2 383 (14.07%) Developer
3 275 (10.10%) Consultant
4 224 (8.23%) Architect
5 154 (5.66%) Network Engineer
6 111 (4.08%) Java Developer
7 110 (4.04%) Support Engineer
8 97 (3.56%) Software Engineer
8 97 (3.56%) Systems Engineer
9 89 (3.27%) Service Analyst
10 88 (3.23%) Security Engineer
11 86 (3.16%) Project Manager
12 81 (2.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 78 (2.87%) Security Consultant
14 68 (2.50%) Service Desk Analyst
15 66 (2.42%) Applications Support
16 65 (2.39%) .NET Developer
17 64 (2.35%) Security Analyst
17 64 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
18 61 (2.24%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (9.22%) .NET
2 157 (5.77%) HTML
3 134 (4.92%) Web Services
4 117 (4.30%) CSS
5 92 (3.38%) XML
6 91 (3.34%) AngularJS
7 85 (3.12%) REST
8 76 (2.79%) HTML5
8 76 (2.79%) jQuery
9 73 (2.68%) ASP.NET
10 65 (2.39%) .NET Framework
11 62 (2.28%) Spring
12 61 (2.24%) Entity Framework
13 56 (2.06%) SOAP
14 55 (2.02%) Middleware
15 47 (1.73%) J2EE
15 47 (1.73%) Node.js
16 46 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
16 46 (1.69%) WCF
17 42 (1.54%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 293 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
2 237 (8.71%) Management Information System
3 143 (5.25%) Data Centre
4 129 (4.74%) Computer Science
5 73 (2.68%) CESG
6 68 (2.50%) Driving Licence
7 59 (2.17%) PKI
8 57 (2.09%) Security Operations Centre
9 50 (1.84%) Public Cloud
10 44 (1.62%) Cyberthreat
11 42 (1.54%) User Experience
12 38 (1.40%) Algorithms
13 34 (1.25%) Fat Client
13 34 (1.25%) Thin Client
14 31 (1.14%) Cyber Attack
15 29 (1.07%) Replication
16 26 (0.96%) Mobile App
17 25 (0.92%) Cloud Native
18 24 (0.88%) Smart Meter
19 22 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 567 (20.83%) Windows
2 444 (16.31%) Linux
3 208 (7.64%) Unix
4 136 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 104 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 97 (3.56%) Windows 7
7 88 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 88 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 75 (2.76%) Windows 10
9 68 (2.50%) CentOS
10 28 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 25 (0.92%) Windows XP
12 24 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
13 16 (0.59%) Android
14 15 (0.55%) Solaris
14 15 (0.55%) Ubuntu
15 10 (0.37%) AIX
16 9 (0.33%) Kali Linux
16 9 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 624 (22.92%) ITIL
2 622 (22.85%) Agile Software Development
3 260 (9.55%) Cybersecurity
4 234 (8.60%) Software Engineering
5 230 (8.45%) Project Management
6 215 (7.90%) Service Management
7 213 (7.83%) Information Security
8 194 (7.13%) DevOps
8 194 (7.13%) Service Delivery
9 178 (6.54%) Test Automation
10 176 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
11 170 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
12 166 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
13 163 (5.99%) Analytics
14 162 (5.95%) Open Source
15 161 (5.91%) ITSM
16 150 (5.51%) Scrum
17 149 (5.47%) Mentoring
18 147 (5.40%) SIEM
19 136 (5.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 418 (15.36%) Java
2 401 (14.73%) C
3 320 (11.76%) SQL
4 258 (9.48%) C#
5 246 (9.04%) Python
6 195 (7.16%) JavaScript
7 162 (5.95%) C++
8 114 (4.19%) PowerShell
9 81 (2.98%) Bash Shell
10 80 (2.94%) Shell Script
11 63 (2.31%) Ruby
12 57 (2.09%) PL/SQL
13 48 (1.76%) PHP
14 47 (1.73%) Scala
15 43 (1.58%) Perl
15 43 (1.58%) VB
16 34 (1.25%) VBScript
17 29 (1.07%) Ada
18 26 (0.96%) MATLAB
19 20 (0.73%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2722 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 495 (18.19%) DV Cleared
3 423 (15.54%) Degree
4 266 (9.77%) Cisco Certification
5 183 (6.72%) CISSP
6 158 (5.80%) CCNP
7 135 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 127 (4.67%) CCNA
9 77 (2.83%) CESG Certified Professional
10 74 (2.72%) CISM
11 68 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
12 64 (2.35%) CREST Certified
13 59 (2.17%) MCP
14 51 (1.87%) CCIE
15 50 (1.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 48 (1.76%) SANS
17 44 (1.62%) GCIH
17 44 (1.62%) MCSE
18 41 (1.51%) CEH
19 39 (1.43%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (6.87%) SLA
2 117 (4.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (1.76%) GDPR
4 46 (1.69%) PMO
5 40 (1.47%) PCI DSS
6 36 (1.32%) QA
7 27 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
8 25 (0.92%) Data Quality
9 24 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 22 (0.81%) RMADS
11 20 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 18 (0.66%) ISO 9001
13 17 (0.62%) JSP 440
14 15 (0.55%) Def Stans
14 15 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 13 (0.48%) DO-254
16 11 (0.40%) GPG13
17 9 (0.33%) DO-178B
18 8 (0.29%) MISRA
19 7 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 264 (9.70%) Active Directory
2 250 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (3.09%) Docker
4 67 (2.46%) vSphere
5 54 (1.98%) Hyper-V
6 42 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
7 29 (1.07%) Snort
8 19 (0.70%) VMware NSX
9 18 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (0.51%) vCloud
11 11 (0.40%) NFS
12 10 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
13 9 (0.33%) Samba
14 8 (0.29%) Apache Flume
14 8 (0.29%) Dovecot
15 7 (0.26%) Firmware
15 7 (0.26%) VMware Server
15 7 (0.26%) XenDesktop
16 6 (0.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 120 (4.41%) Puppet
2 95 (3.49%) Ansible
3 73 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (1.47%) SCCM
5 39 (1.43%) Terraform
6 34 (1.25%) Kubernetes
6 34 (1.25%) Nagios
7 24 (0.88%) Cisco LMS
7 24 (0.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 24 (0.88%) Opsview
8 22 (0.81%) Nessus
9 21 (0.77%) SCOM
9 21 (0.77%) vCenter Server
10 15 (0.55%) QRadar
11 14 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
11 14 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
11 14 (0.51%) Kibana
12 13 (0.48%) NetBackup
12 13 (0.48%) Prometheus
13 12 (0.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 560 (20.57%) Microsoft
2 337 (12.38%) VMware
3 302 (11.09%) Cisco
4 206 (7.57%) Oracle
5 136 (5.00%) Juniper
6 112 (4.11%) HP
7 98 (3.60%) Red Hat
8 90 (3.31%) Citrix
9 82 (3.01%) SAP
10 80 (2.94%) Remedy
11 65 (2.39%) F5
12 61 (2.24%) Palo Alto
13 58 (2.13%) CheckPoint
14 54 (1.98%) IBM
15 49 (1.80%) Xerox
16 45 (1.65%) Dell
17 41 (1.51%) Splunk
18 39 (1.43%) Sitecore
19 30 (1.10%) Sun
20 27 (0.99%) Adobe