Period
to

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 20 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 117 99 130
Rank change year-on-year -18 +31 +2
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 4,245 2,624 2,226
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.10% 3.25% 2.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.87% 15.73% 11.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2,104 1,960 1,426
10th Percentile £32,092 £36,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,939 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +0.78%
75th Percentile £71,756 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £57,100 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.82% +4.76% -

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 32,983 16,683 18,721
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.08% 20.69% 21.56%
Number of salaries quoted 15,048 11,260 14,106
10th Percentile £30,915 £31,250 £28,946
25th Percentile £40,853 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,075 £86,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
South West +13 1,106 £53,500 +7.00% 153
North of England +57 927 £53,112 -1.64% 95
London -144 894 £67,500 +8.00% 180
South East -5 807 £57,500 +4.55% 121
North West +37 709 £53,112 +1.17% 78
Midlands -2 370 £53,112 -11.48% 45
East of England -42 225 £55,000 -15.38% 61
West Midlands -55 215 £54,056 -7.99% 28
Yorkshire +41 183 £50,000 -7.41% 8
East Midlands +70 143 £47,500 -24.00% 16
North East -11 43 £30,750 -43.06% 9
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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 4,245 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1,685 (39.69%) Agile
3 1,059 (24.95%) Social Skills
4 1,037 (24.43%) Azure
5 970 (22.85%) Microsoft
6 864 (20.35%) AWS
7 836 (19.69%) DevOps
8 771 (18.16%) Public Sector
9 727 (17.13%) Python
10 711 (16.75%) Finance
11 671 (15.81%) Linux
11 671 (15.81%) Problem-Solving
12 612 (14.42%) Cybersecurity
13 578 (13.62%) ITIL
14 566 (13.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 561 (13.22%) Java
16 545 (12.84%) Software Engineering
17 543 (12.79%) Windows
18 513 (12.08%) DV Cleared
19 507 (11.94%) Degree
20 471 (11.10%) Project Management
21 442 (10.41%) JavaScript
22 372 (8.76%) SQL
23 366 (8.62%) Scrum
23 366 (8.62%) Terraform
24 344 (8.10%) Kubernetes
25 341 (8.03%) C#
26 339 (7.99%) Service Delivery
26 339 (7.99%) Docker
27 334 (7.87%) Project Delivery

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
1 127 (2.99%) Confluence
2 117 (2.76%) SharePoint
3 105 (2.47%) GeoServer
4 67 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
5 48 (1.13%) Apache
6 37 (0.87%) MS Exchange
7 33 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
8 21 (0.49%) Apache Spark
9 19 (0.45%) IIS
10 18 (0.42%) Skype for Business
11 17 (0.40%) nginx
12 16 (0.38%) Oracle 9iAS
12 16 (0.38%) Oracle Application Server
13 15 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
14 14 (0.33%) Appian
14 14 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
15 13 (0.31%) Jetty
16 10 (0.24%) WebSphere
16 10 (0.24%) WinCC
17 8 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 240 (5.65%) Microsoft Office
2 78 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 53 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
4 25 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.49%) Adobe XD
6 13 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.19%) Maple
8 5 (0.12%) Simulink
9 3 (0.071%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.071%) InVision
9 3 (0.071%) Sketch
10 2 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.024%) InDesign
11 1 (0.024%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.024%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 25 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
3 22 (0.52%) Maximo
4 16 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
5 11 (0.26%) Primavera
6 9 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 5 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.12%) Sentinel
9 4 (0.094%) assyst
9 4 (0.094%) Sage X3
10 3 (0.071%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.047%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.047%) Oracle General Ledger
11 2 (0.047%) Oracle Payroll
11 2 (0.047%) SAP MM
11 2 (0.047%) SAP PM
11 2 (0.047%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 1,037 (24.43%) Azure
2 864 (20.35%) AWS
3 239 (5.63%) Microsoft 365
4 158 (3.72%) GCP
5 131 (3.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 88 (2.07%) PaaS
7 85 (2.00%) Azure Key Vault
8 84 (1.98%) Azure Monitor
9 83 (1.96%) OpenShift
10 72 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
11 64 (1.51%) IaaS
11 64 (1.51%) SaaS
12 56 (1.32%) Power Platform
13 54 (1.27%) GitHub
14 40 (0.94%) Amazon ECS
15 39 (0.92%) Google Workspace
16 33 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
17 30 (0.71%) Amazon S3
18 29 (0.68%) Serverless
19 28 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 250 (5.89%) Firewall
2 175 (4.12%) TCP/IP
3 149 (3.51%) HTTP
4 141 (3.32%) WAN
5 136 (3.20%) LAN
6 133 (3.13%) DNS
7 119 (2.80%) DHCP
8 116 (2.73%) Network Security
9 94 (2.21%) VPN
10 84 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
11 76 (1.79%) Wireless
12 74 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
13 55 (1.30%) BGP
13 55 (1.30%) Cisco Nexus
13 55 (1.30%) SD-WAN
14 49 (1.15%) OSPF
15 41 (0.97%) Cisco Firepower
15 41 (0.97%) MPLS
16 35 (0.82%) NetScaler
17 34 (0.80%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (5.65%) PostgreSQL
2 213 (5.02%) SQL Server
3 116 (2.73%) Big Data
4 115 (2.71%) GIS
5 105 (2.47%) QGIS
6 95 (2.24%) MySQL
7 85 (2.00%) Oracle Database
8 79 (1.86%) NoSQL
9 73 (1.72%) Relational Database
10 72 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
11 41 (0.97%) InfluxDB
12 40 (0.94%) MariaDB
13 39 (0.92%) Hadoop
14 34 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
15 31 (0.73%) MongoDB
15 31 (0.73%) Power BI
16 30 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
17 29 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
17 29 (0.68%) Data Lake
18 22 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 245 (5.77%) JIRA
2 239 (5.63%) Git (software)
3 214 (5.04%) Jenkins
4 89 (2.10%) Selenium
5 55 (1.30%) GitLab
6 36 (0.85%) Maven
6 36 (0.85%) Visual Studio
6 36 (0.85%) webpack
7 34 (0.80%) Subversion
7 34 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (0.78%) Artifactory
9 32 (0.75%) Bitbucket
10 31 (0.73%) TestRail
11 30 (0.71%) Babel
12 29 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
13 28 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
14 27 (0.64%) JUnit
15 25 (0.59%) Cucumber
15 25 (0.59%) Zephyr
16 24 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,059 (24.95%) Social Skills
2 771 (18.16%) Public Sector
3 711 (16.75%) Finance
4 566 (13.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 297 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
6 221 (5.21%) Aerospace
7 192 (4.52%) Telecoms
8 164 (3.86%) Organisational Skills
9 155 (3.65%) Military
10 134 (3.16%) Aviation
11 121 (2.85%) Legal
12 110 (2.59%) Influencing Skills
13 97 (2.29%) Presentation Skills
14 95 (2.24%) Retail
15 85 (2.00%) Manufacturing
16 78 (1.84%) Law
17 59 (1.39%) Publishing
18 51 (1.20%) Police
19 50 (1.18%) Marketing
20 46 (1.08%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 450 (10.60%) Analyst
1 450 (10.60%) Architect
1 450 (10.60%) Developer
2 358 (8.43%) Software Engineer
3 302 (7.11%) Consultant
4 293 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
5 214 (5.04%) Solutions Architect
6 200 (4.71%) Project Manager
7 144 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 142 (3.35%) Network Engineer
8 142 (3.35%) Systems Engineer
9 132 (3.11%) Cloud Engineer
10 105 (2.47%) Business Analyst
10 105 (2.47%) Geospatial Engineer
11 99 (2.33%) Support Engineer
12 97 (2.29%) Senior Developer
13 96 (2.26%) Java Developer
14 87 (2.05%) Security Engineer
15 85 (2.00%) Software Developer
16 83 (1.96%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 311 (7.33%) React
2 300 (7.07%) .NET
3 270 (6.36%) CSS
4 198 (4.66%) HTML
5 144 (3.39%) Spring
6 133 (3.13%) .NET Framework
7 126 (2.97%) OpenLayers
8 108 (2.54%) XML
9 107 (2.52%) PostGIS
10 105 (2.47%) Leaflet
11 99 (2.33%) AngularJS
12 97 (2.29%) ARM Templates
13 94 (2.21%) Web Services
14 87 (2.05%) Node.js
15 86 (2.03%) OAuth
16 85 (2.00%) Kafka
17 84 (1.98%) OAuth2
18 79 (1.86%) REST
19 77 (1.81%) Java EE
20 71 (1.67%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 296 (6.97%) Management Information System
2 265 (6.24%) Cyberattack
3 205 (4.83%) Cyber Defence
4 186 (4.38%) Data Centre
5 149 (3.51%) Public Cloud
6 142 (3.35%) Cloud Native
7 128 (3.02%) Cybercrime
8 119 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
9 109 (2.57%) User Experience
10 75 (1.77%) Replication
11 74 (1.74%) PKI
12 65 (1.53%) Virtual Team
13 59 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
14 47 (1.11%) Blog
15 42 (0.99%) NHS
16 38 (0.90%) Algorithms
17 32 (0.75%) Mobile App
17 32 (0.75%) SCADA
18 29 (0.68%) Driving Licence
18 29 (0.68%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 671 (15.81%) Linux
2 543 (12.79%) Windows
3 183 (4.31%) Windows Server
4 140 (3.30%) Windows 10
5 138 (3.25%) Ubuntu
6 125 (2.94%) Unix
7 89 (2.10%) Windows Server 2019
8 75 (1.77%) CentOS
9 74 (1.74%) Windows Server 2016
10 71 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 50 (1.18%) Android
12 49 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 25 (0.59%) Solaris
14 22 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (0.45%) Apple iOS
16 16 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (0.31%) VMS
18 12 (0.28%) Debian
19 11 (0.26%) Mac OS
19 11 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,685 (39.69%) Agile
2 836 (19.69%) DevOps
3 671 (15.81%) Problem-Solving
4 612 (14.42%) Cybersecurity
5 578 (13.62%) ITIL
6 545 (12.84%) Software Engineering
7 471 (11.10%) Project Management
8 366 (8.62%) Scrum
9 339 (7.99%) Service Delivery
10 334 (7.87%) Project Delivery
11 314 (7.40%) SDLC
12 303 (7.14%) Analytics
13 297 (7.00%) CI/CD
14 264 (6.22%) Infrastructure as Code
14 264 (6.22%) Threat Intelligence
15 261 (6.15%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 258 (6.08%) Software Licensing
17 247 (5.82%) Coaching
17 247 (5.82%) Configuration Management
18 236 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 727 (17.13%) Python
2 561 (13.22%) Java
3 442 (10.41%) JavaScript
4 372 (8.76%) SQL
5 341 (8.03%) C#
6 231 (5.44%) C++
7 162 (3.82%) Bash
8 149 (3.51%) C
9 146 (3.44%) PowerShell
10 110 (2.59%) TypeScript
11 99 (2.33%) Ruby
12 90 (2.12%) Go
13 85 (2.00%) Shell Script
14 71 (1.67%) T-SQL
15 64 (1.51%) Perl
16 33 (0.78%) MATLAB
17 28 (0.66%) PL/SQL
18 23 (0.54%) R
19 17 (0.40%) Scala
20 12 (0.28%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4,245 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 513 (12.08%) DV Cleared
3 507 (11.94%) Degree
4 202 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
5 159 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 151 (3.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 137 (3.23%) CCNP
8 110 (2.59%) CISSP
9 105 (2.47%) CCNA
10 86 (2.03%) ISTQB
11 78 (1.84%) CISM
12 68 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 67 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 52 (1.22%) AWS Certification
15 50 (1.18%) DBS Check
16 48 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
17 39 (0.92%) MCSA
18 38 (0.90%) MCSE
19 32 (0.75%) HND
19 32 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 268 (6.31%) SLA
2 145 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 114 (2.69%) QA
4 108 (2.54%) NCSC
5 86 (2.03%) PMO
6 61 (1.44%) NIST
7 57 (1.34%) GDPR
8 48 (1.13%) Accessibility
8 48 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 27 (0.64%) Data Quality
10 24 (0.57%) JSP 440
10 24 (0.57%) RMADS
11 23 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 20 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 20 (0.47%) PCI DSS
13 17 (0.40%) GRC
14 13 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
15 12 (0.28%) COBIT
15 12 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 11 (0.26%) TickIT
System Software
1 339 (7.99%) Docker
2 294 (6.93%) Active Directory
3 249 (5.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 102 (2.40%) Hyper-V
5 71 (1.67%) vSphere
6 49 (1.15%) Firmware
6 49 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
6 49 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
8 21 (0.49%) VMware NSX
9 15 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
9 15 (0.35%) XenApp
10 14 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 12 (0.28%) LXC
12 10 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (0.24%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 7 (0.16%) KVM
13 7 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 366 (8.62%) Terraform
2 344 (8.10%) Kubernetes
3 286 (6.74%) Ansible
4 138 (3.25%) Puppet
5 91 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
6 74 (1.74%) SCCM
7 48 (1.13%) vCenter Server
8 47 (1.11%) Icinga
9 42 (0.99%) Prometheus
10 40 (0.94%) Kibana
11 39 (0.92%) Grafana
12 29 (0.68%) Data Guard
13 26 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
14 24 (0.57%) HP ALM
14 24 (0.57%) WSUS
15 22 (0.52%) FortiGate
15 22 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
16 21 (0.49%) Consul
17 19 (0.45%) logstash
17 19 (0.45%) Packer
Vendors
1 970 (22.85%) Microsoft
2 323 (7.61%) VMware
3 304 (7.16%) Oracle
4 300 (7.07%) Cisco
5 274 (6.45%) Adobe
6 253 (5.96%) Apple
7 132 (3.11%) Fortinet
8 131 (3.09%) CheckPoint
9 111 (2.61%) Google
10 108 (2.54%) NEC
10 108 (2.54%) Northgate
11 104 (2.45%) Red Hat
12 99 (2.33%) Palo Alto
13 86 (2.03%) Juniper
14 85 (2.00%) Citrix
14 85 (2.00%) HP
15 80 (1.88%) F5
16 74 (1.74%) Atlassian
17 73 (1.72%) SolarWinds
18 54 (1.27%) SAP