Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 216 176
Rank change year-on-year -1 -40 +2
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2,594 2,753 3,857
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.64% 1.66% 2.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.89% 6.76% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,763 1,887 2,862
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% -2.63% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% -1.04%

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 37,660 40,724 50,176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.82% 24.49% 26.89%
Number of salaries quoted 28,138 31,511 40,912
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 2018. 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 -24 771 £50,000 +8.70% 151
South West +1 651 £46,000 +8.24% 120
London +48 564 £65,000 +9.24% 183
Midlands +1 232 £50,000 -4.76% 44
North of England +16 212 £45,000 +12.50% 58
West Midlands +26 186 £52,500 - 30
North West +9 149 £50,000 +25.00% 42
East of England +49 147 £50,500 +12.22% 44
Yorkshire +36 55 £40,000 -20.00% 4
East Midlands -20 43 £39,250 -21.50% 14
North East -34 8 £51,750 +95.28% 12
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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 2,594 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 690 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
3 519 (20.01%) Windows
4 494 (19.04%) ITIL
5 460 (17.73%) Microsoft
6 436 (16.81%) C
7 411 (15.84%) DV Cleared
8 370 (14.26%) Java
9 360 (13.88%) Linux
10 350 (13.49%) Finance
11 341 (13.15%) Degree
12 301 (11.60%) C#
13 290 (11.18%) SQL
13 290 (11.18%) Software Engineering
14 284 (10.95%) Cisco
15 281 (10.83%) Cybersecurity
16 272 (10.49%) Python
17 264 (10.18%) Firewall
18 258 (9.95%) Problem-Solving
19 253 (9.75%) DevOps
20 248 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
21 240 (9.25%) Project Management
22 234 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
23 227 (8.75%) Scrum
24 226 (8.71%) VMware
25 221 (8.52%) Service Delivery
26 213 (8.21%) C++
27 205 (7.90%) Active Directory
28 201 (7.75%) TDD
29 196 (7.56%) Continuous Integration

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
1 124 (4.78%) SharePoint
2 61 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
3 59 (2.27%) MS Exchange
4 38 (1.46%) Confluence
5 37 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 20 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
7 19 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 17 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (0.54%) JBoss
10 14 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 13 (0.50%) Skype for Business
12 12 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
12 12 (0.46%) NetWeaver
13 11 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
13 11 (0.42%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.39%) WebSphere
15 9 (0.35%) IIS
16 8 (0.31%) Apache
16 8 (0.31%) MQSeries
Applications
1 186 (7.17%) Microsoft Office
2 78 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 74 (2.85%) Microsoft Project
4 66 (2.54%) MS Visio
5 32 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.12%) Revit
7 3 (0.12%) Simulink
7 3 (0.12%) Stata
8 2 (0.077%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.039%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.039%) Solid Edge
9 1 (0.039%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.039%) SPSS
9 1 (0.039%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 28 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
3 14 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 12 (0.46%) SAP ERP
5 11 (0.42%) Primavera
6 8 (0.31%) assyst
6 8 (0.31%) SAP PS
7 7 (0.27%) Sentinel
8 6 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.23%) SAP PP
8 6 (0.23%) SAP SCM
8 6 (0.23%) SAP WM
9 5 (0.19%) SAP CO
9 5 (0.19%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
9 5 (0.19%) SAP MM
9 5 (0.19%) SAP QM
9 5 (0.19%) Teamcenter
10 4 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 234 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 189 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
3 80 (3.08%) Office 365
4 46 (1.77%) PaaS
5 32 (1.23%) IaaS
6 22 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 21 (0.81%) SaaS
8 19 (0.73%) Amazon S3
9 17 (0.66%) Slack
10 15 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (0.58%) G Suite
11 11 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
12 10 (0.39%) Boomi
12 10 (0.39%) Serverless
13 9 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
13 9 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
14 8 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
16 5 (0.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 264 (10.18%) Firewall
2 135 (5.20%) LAN
3 130 (5.01%) WAN
4 117 (4.51%) Network Security
5 64 (2.47%) TCP/IP
6 61 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
7 53 (2.04%) DNS
8 50 (1.93%) Wireless
9 46 (1.77%) VPN
10 44 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
11 43 (1.66%) DHCP
11 43 (1.66%) VLAN
12 42 (1.62%) BGP
12 42 (1.62%) Internet
13 38 (1.46%) Cisco Nexus
14 35 (1.35%) Wireshark
15 34 (1.31%) Intrusion Detection
16 32 (1.23%) VoIP
17 27 (1.04%) Cisco IOS
18 26 (1.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 56 (2.16%) Big Data
3 52 (2.00%) MongoDB
4 48 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
5 47 (1.81%) MySQL
5 47 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
6 37 (1.43%) Oracle Database
7 32 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 29 (1.12%) Relational Database
9 28 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
9 28 (1.08%) Hadoop
10 26 (1.00%) Power BI
11 25 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
12 22 (0.85%) SAP HANA
12 22 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 21 (0.81%) Neo4j
13 21 (0.81%) SAP BW
14 19 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
15 18 (0.69%) NoSQL
16 17 (0.66%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 118 (4.55%) JIRA
2 96 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 86 (3.32%) Jenkins
4 84 (3.24%) Selenium
5 82 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 62 (2.39%) Visual Studio
7 54 (2.08%) Cucumber
8 51 (1.97%) Rational DOORS
9 42 (1.62%) Subversion
10 40 (1.54%) SoapUI
11 38 (1.46%) JMeter
12 33 (1.27%) JUnit
13 32 (1.23%) Maven
14 29 (1.12%) gulp
14 29 (1.12%) Karma Test Runner
15 28 (1.08%) Eclipse
15 28 (1.08%) Jasmine
15 28 (1.08%) LoadRunner
16 25 (0.96%) MSI
16 25 (0.96%) WebDriver
General
1 350 (13.49%) Finance
2 116 (4.47%) Telecoms
3 96 (3.70%) Marketing
4 90 (3.47%) Manufacturing
5 83 (3.20%) Military
6 69 (2.66%) Electronics
7 51 (1.97%) Retail
8 48 (1.85%) Law
9 40 (1.54%) Legal
10 32 (1.23%) Aerospace
11 28 (1.08%) Publishing
12 26 (1.00%) Billing
13 23 (0.89%) Advertising
14 12 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.42%) Local Government
16 8 (0.31%) Back Office
16 8 (0.31%) Banking
17 7 (0.27%) Games
18 3 (0.12%) Automotive
18 3 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 338 (13.03%) Developer
2 317 (12.22%) Analyst
3 311 (11.99%) Architect
4 237 (9.14%) Consultant
5 166 (6.40%) Software Engineer
6 144 (5.55%) Network Engineer
7 107 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
8 102 (3.93%) Project Manager
9 88 (3.39%) Java Developer
10 77 (2.97%) Security Consultant
11 73 (2.81%) Systems Engineer
12 72 (2.78%) Support Engineer
13 71 (2.74%) Service Analyst
14 68 (2.62%) Service Desk Analyst
15 67 (2.58%) Tester
16 65 (2.51%) Security Engineer
16 65 (2.51%) Software Developer
17 61 (2.35%) Test Engineer
18 59 (2.27%) Support Analyst
19 56 (2.16%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (6.55%) .NET
2 124 (4.78%) HTML
3 119 (4.59%) AngularJS
4 93 (3.59%) Web Services
5 86 (3.32%) XML
6 76 (2.93%) CSS
7 71 (2.74%) ASP.NET
8 69 (2.66%) REST
9 66 (2.54%) .NET Framework
10 65 (2.51%) Spring
11 57 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC
12 56 (2.16%) HTML5
13 53 (2.04%) Entity Framework
14 50 (1.93%) J2EE
14 50 (1.93%) Node.js
15 43 (1.66%) Middleware
16 36 (1.39%) Java EE
16 36 (1.39%) React
17 34 (1.31%) Django
18 33 (1.27%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 248 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
2 142 (5.47%) Data Centre
3 132 (5.09%) Self-Motivation
4 115 (4.43%) Management Information System
5 112 (4.32%) Computer Science
6 78 (3.01%) Driving Licence
7 45 (1.73%) User Experience
8 37 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
9 36 (1.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 32 (1.23%) Clustering
11 31 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
12 29 (1.12%) Blackberry
12 29 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
13 28 (1.08%) PKI
14 27 (1.04%) CESG
15 26 (1.00%) Smartphone
16 24 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
17 20 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
17 20 (0.77%) Replication
18 19 (0.73%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 519 (20.01%) Windows
2 360 (13.88%) Linux
3 168 (6.48%) Windows Server
4 115 (4.43%) Windows 7
5 114 (4.39%) Unix
6 113 (4.36%) Windows 10
7 104 (4.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 97 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 37 (1.43%) CentOS
10 34 (1.31%) Android
11 33 (1.27%) Apple iOS
11 33 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (0.85%) Windows XP
13 15 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (0.54%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.42%) Solaris
15 11 (0.42%) Ubuntu
15 11 (0.42%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
17 7 (0.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 690 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
2 494 (19.04%) ITIL
3 290 (11.18%) Software Engineering
4 281 (10.83%) Cybersecurity
5 258 (9.95%) Problem-Solving
6 253 (9.75%) DevOps
7 240 (9.25%) Project Management
8 227 (8.75%) Scrum
9 221 (8.52%) Service Delivery
10 201 (7.75%) TDD
11 196 (7.56%) Continuous Integration
12 190 (7.32%) Test Automation
13 188 (7.25%) Service Management
14 186 (7.17%) Business Intelligence
15 182 (7.02%) Open Source
16 179 (6.90%) UML
17 171 (6.59%) Information Security
18 153 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
19 149 (5.74%) SDLC
20 146 (5.63%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 436 (16.81%) C
2 370 (14.26%) Java
3 301 (11.60%) C#
4 290 (11.18%) SQL
5 272 (10.49%) Python
6 213 (8.21%) C++
7 196 (7.56%) JavaScript
8 118 (4.55%) PowerShell
9 60 (2.31%) Bash Shell
10 53 (2.04%) Ruby
11 44 (1.70%) PL/SQL
11 44 (1.70%) T-SQL
12 39 (1.50%) PHP
13 28 (1.08%) ABAP
14 24 (0.93%) Perl
15 22 (0.85%) Shell Script
16 18 (0.69%) Java 8
17 17 (0.66%) Go
18 15 (0.58%) Ada
18 15 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2,594 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 411 (15.84%) DV Cleared
3 341 (13.15%) Degree
4 195 (7.52%) Cisco Certification
5 128 (4.93%) CCNP
6 118 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 93 (3.59%) CISSP
8 87 (3.35%) CCNA
9 65 (2.51%) MCSE
10 64 (2.47%) CISM
11 57 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
12 46 (1.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 44 (1.70%) ISEB
14 40 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
15 37 (1.43%) CCDP
16 35 (1.35%) CCIE
17 32 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
18 29 (1.12%) SANS
19 28 (1.08%) MCPD
20 27 (1.04%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (5.98%) SLA
2 113 (4.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 89 (3.43%) QA
4 52 (2.00%) GDPR
5 45 (1.73%) PCI DSS
6 38 (1.46%) Cyber Essentials
7 34 (1.31%) Data Quality
7 34 (1.31%) ISO 9001
7 34 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 31 (1.20%) PMO
9 22 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 13 (0.50%) GPG13
11 11 (0.42%) Government Security Classifications
11 11 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 11 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 10 (0.39%) COBIT
13 9 (0.35%) JSP 440
14 7 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 6 (0.23%) RMADS
16 5 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 205 (7.90%) Active Directory
2 181 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (2.70%) Docker
4 57 (2.20%) Hyper-V
5 47 (1.81%) vSphere
6 30 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
7 26 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
9 19 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
10 16 (0.62%) Firmware
10 16 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 12 (0.46%) VMware NSX
13 9 (0.35%) VirtualBox
13 9 (0.35%) XenApp
13 9 (0.35%) XenDesktop
14 8 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
15 6 (0.23%) ProxySG
16 5 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
17 3 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 136 (5.24%) SCCM
2 54 (2.08%) Ansible
3 51 (1.97%) Puppet
3 51 (1.97%) SCOM
4 49 (1.89%) Kubernetes
5 40 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (1.12%) Nagios
7 27 (1.04%) Terraform
8 24 (0.93%) Cisco LMS
8 24 (0.93%) Opsview
9 23 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
10 22 (0.85%) vRealize
11 20 (0.77%) HP ALM
12 15 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
13 12 (0.46%) vCenter Server
14 11 (0.42%) Backup Exec
14 11 (0.42%) BMC PATROL
14 11 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
15 10 (0.39%) Cacti
16 9 (0.35%) Salt
Vendors
1 460 (17.73%) Microsoft
2 284 (10.95%) Cisco
3 226 (8.71%) VMware
4 186 (7.17%) Oracle
5 155 (5.98%) SAP
6 114 (4.39%) Juniper
7 82 (3.16%) HP
8 69 (2.66%) CheckPoint
9 67 (2.58%) Citrix
10 63 (2.43%) F5
11 53 (2.04%) Red Hat
12 50 (1.93%) EMC
13 46 (1.77%) Dell
14 30 (1.16%) Remedy
15 28 (1.08%) McAfee
16 27 (1.04%) Palo Alto
16 27 (1.04%) SolarWinds
17 26 (1.00%) Nokia
18 24 (0.93%) IBM
18 24 (0.93%) Symantec