Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 104 111 148
Rank change year-on-year +7 +37 +75
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 3,265 1,847 3,360
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.27% 2.91% 2.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.67% 13.08% 10.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,987 1,200 2,038
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £38,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,250 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -0.48% +10.53%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.84% -2.86% +10.53%

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 20,836 14,116 32,511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.85% 22.22% 24.43%
Number of salaries quoted 12,556 10,641 24,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -11 767 £65,000 +13.04% 190
South West +6 716 £51,000 -7.27% 144
South East -15 691 £55,000 +10.00% 164
North of England +85 481 £54,000 +21.70% 115
Midlands +6 433 £57,500 +27.78% 59
North West +67 348 £52,500 +18.32% 88
West Midlands +9 340 £60,000 +26.32% 49
East of England +39 145 £60,000 +14.29% 64
East Midlands -31 90 £50,000 +12.69% 10
Yorkshire -17 87 £54,000 +5.88% 17
North East +25 53 £54,000 +8.00% 10
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 3,265 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1,551 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
3 837 (25.64%) Azure
4 798 (24.44%) DevOps
5 782 (23.95%) Social Skills
6 704 (21.56%) AWS
7 697 (21.35%) Java
8 568 (17.40%) Terraform
9 526 (16.11%) Linux
10 504 (15.44%) Problem-Solving
11 500 (15.31%) Software Engineering
12 482 (14.76%) Docker
13 465 (14.24%) Public Sector
14 462 (14.15%) Microsoft
15 450 (13.78%) Scrum
16 440 (13.48%) Jenkins
17 436 (13.35%) Kubernetes
18 410 (12.56%) Python
19 384 (11.76%) DV Cleared
19 384 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
20 341 (10.44%) Analytics
21 326 (9.98%) SQL
22 324 (9.92%) Open Source
23 319 (9.77%) Ansible
24 311 (9.53%) Cybersecurity
24 311 (9.53%) Degree
25 307 (9.40%) Microservices
25 307 (9.40%) Infrastructure as Code
26 285 (8.73%) Windows
27 280 (8.58%) 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 55 (1.68%) SharePoint
2 53 (1.62%) Confluence
3 28 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
4 24 (0.74%) IIS
5 19 (0.58%) Apache
5 19 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 18 (0.55%) Tomcat
7 15 (0.46%) Apache Spark
8 10 (0.31%) MS Exchange
8 10 (0.31%) SAS
8 10 (0.31%) WebLogic
9 9 (0.28%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.25%) JBoss
10 8 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.18%) GlassFish
11 6 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.18%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.18%) WildFly
12 4 (0.12%) Headless CMS
12 4 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 52 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (0.89%) Simulink
3 23 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.28%) Zemax
7 8 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.061%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.061%) Stateflow
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
3 10 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
3 10 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 10 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
4 9 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
4 9 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
5 8 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
6 6 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.18%) Oracle Payroll
7 4 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
7 4 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 3 (0.092%) Oracle SCM
8 3 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.092%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.061%) Demantra
9 2 (0.061%) Oracle Manufacturing
10 1 (0.031%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 837 (25.64%) Azure
2 704 (21.56%) AWS
3 181 (5.54%) Serverless
4 175 (5.36%) IaaS
5 172 (5.27%) PaaS
6 157 (4.81%) GitHub
7 146 (4.47%) SaaS
8 137 (4.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 129 (3.95%) GCP
10 111 (3.40%) Microsoft 365
11 78 (2.39%) Azure Key Vault
12 71 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
13 55 (1.68%) OpenShift
14 44 (1.35%) Power Platform
15 43 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
16 29 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
17 28 (0.86%) Amazon EKS
18 25 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
19 13 (0.40%) AWS CodePipeline
19 13 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 156 (4.78%) Firewall
2 89 (2.73%) Network Security
3 82 (2.51%) WAN
4 75 (2.30%) LAN
5 70 (2.14%) VPN
6 56 (1.72%) Internet
7 45 (1.38%) TCP/IP
8 44 (1.35%) DNS
9 35 (1.07%) DHCP
9 35 (1.07%) Ethernet
10 30 (0.92%) BGP
11 29 (0.89%) Unified Communications
12 28 (0.86%) OSPF
13 27 (0.83%) Cisco Firepower
14 25 (0.77%) Cisco ISE
14 25 (0.77%) MPLS
14 25 (0.77%) SD-WAN
15 24 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
15 24 (0.74%) Wireless
16 22 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (5.91%) Big Data
2 169 (5.18%) SQL Server
3 92 (2.82%) MySQL
4 82 (2.51%) MongoDB
5 80 (2.45%) NoSQL
5 80 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
6 65 (1.99%) Hadoop
7 55 (1.68%) Oracle Database
8 53 (1.62%) Relational Database
9 49 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
10 37 (1.13%) Power BI
11 32 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
12 27 (0.83%) Data Lake
13 25 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 21 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
15 20 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 18 (0.55%) GIS
17 16 (0.49%) OLTP
17 16 (0.49%) Oracle Exadata
17 16 (0.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 440 (13.48%) Jenkins
2 228 (6.98%) Git (software)
3 187 (5.73%) JIRA
4 163 (4.99%) GitLab
5 103 (3.15%) Selenium
6 91 (2.79%) JMeter
7 75 (2.30%) Cucumber
8 74 (2.27%) Maven
9 72 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 59 (1.81%) Rational DOORS
11 50 (1.53%) JUnit
12 49 (1.50%) Robot Framework
13 48 (1.47%) SonarQube
14 46 (1.41%) Eclipse
15 41 (1.26%) Mockito
16 40 (1.23%) Rational Rhapsody
17 38 (1.16%) REST Assured
18 37 (1.13%) SoapUI
19 33 (1.01%) Bitbucket
19 33 (1.01%) Postman
General
1 782 (23.95%) Social Skills
2 465 (14.24%) Public Sector
3 246 (7.53%) Finance
4 139 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 107 (3.28%) Marketing
6 106 (3.25%) Telecoms
7 90 (2.76%) Military
8 82 (2.51%) Electronics
9 80 (2.45%) Law
10 77 (2.36%) Aerospace
10 77 (2.36%) Presentation Skills
11 70 (2.14%) Manufacturing
12 69 (2.11%) Influencing Skills
13 55 (1.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 44 (1.35%) Retail
15 32 (0.98%) Legal
16 29 (0.89%) Organisational Skills
17 27 (0.83%) Billing
18 25 (0.77%) Games
19 22 (0.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 564 (17.27%) Developer
2 510 (15.62%) Architect
3 403 (12.34%) DevOps Engineer
4 261 (7.99%) Java Developer
5 217 (6.65%) Software Engineer
6 214 (6.55%) Consultant
7 194 (5.94%) Analyst
8 133 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
9 127 (3.89%) Senior DevOps
9 127 (3.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 103 (3.15%) Project Manager
11 99 (3.03%) Senior Developer
12 92 (2.82%) Network Engineer
13 90 (2.76%) Lead Architect
13 90 (2.76%) Systems Engineer
14 78 (2.39%) C# Developer
15 74 (2.27%) Platform Engineer
16 70 (2.14%) Azure Engineer
17 62 (1.90%) Cloud Architect
17 62 (1.90%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (7.99%) Spring
2 212 (6.49%) REST
3 209 (6.40%) .NET
4 179 (5.48%) Web Services
5 160 (4.90%) Hibernate
6 152 (4.66%) React
7 148 (4.53%) Middleware
8 121 (3.71%) GraphQL
9 117 (3.58%) JavaBeans
10 115 (3.52%) HTML
11 106 (3.25%) RESTful
12 105 (3.22%) CSS
13 98 (3.00%) Elastic Stack
14 91 (2.79%) OAuth
15 90 (2.76%) AngularJS
16 85 (2.60%) Node.js
17 81 (2.48%) OAuth2
18 69 (2.11%) Spring Boot
19 62 (1.90%) HTML5
20 54 (1.65%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 175 (5.36%) Greenfield Project
2 170 (5.21%) Public Cloud
3 136 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 132 (4.04%) Cloud Native
5 108 (3.31%) Hybrid Cloud
6 86 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 62 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
8 56 (1.72%) Driving Licence
9 45 (1.38%) Cyberattack
10 43 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
11 39 (1.19%) NHS
12 34 (1.04%) User Experience
13 31 (0.95%) PKI
14 30 (0.92%) Clustering
15 29 (0.89%) Cybercrime
16 28 (0.86%) Private Cloud
17 26 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
18 25 (0.77%) Legacy Systems
19 24 (0.74%) Replication
20 17 (0.52%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 526 (16.11%) Linux
2 285 (8.73%) Windows
3 124 (3.80%) Windows Server
4 99 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 84 (2.57%) Unix
6 78 (2.39%) CentOS
7 59 (1.81%) Windows 10
8 45 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 42 (1.29%) Windows Server 2016
10 32 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (0.98%) Windows Server 2019
11 24 (0.74%) Android
12 21 (0.64%) Ubuntu
13 17 (0.52%) Debian
14 12 (0.37%) Apple iOS
15 10 (0.31%) AIX
16 9 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.15%) Windows 7
18 3 (0.092%) Windows 8
19 2 (0.061%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,551 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 798 (24.44%) DevOps
3 504 (15.44%) Problem-Solving
4 500 (15.31%) Software Engineering
5 450 (13.78%) Scrum
6 384 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 341 (10.44%) Analytics
8 324 (9.92%) Open Source
9 311 (9.53%) Cybersecurity
10 307 (9.40%) Infrastructure as Code
10 307 (9.40%) Microservices
11 258 (7.90%) Project Management
12 254 (7.78%) ITIL
13 251 (7.69%) Coaching
14 227 (6.95%) Configuration Management
15 218 (6.68%) BDD
16 215 (6.58%) TDD
17 212 (6.49%) Mentoring
18 206 (6.31%) Test Automation
19 192 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 697 (21.35%) Java
2 410 (12.56%) Python
3 326 (9.98%) SQL
4 280 (8.58%) C#
5 264 (8.09%) JavaScript
6 209 (6.40%) C
7 179 (5.48%) C++
7 179 (5.48%) PowerShell
8 151 (4.62%) Java 8
9 127 (3.89%) Bash Shell
10 90 (2.76%) Go
11 79 (2.42%) Ruby
12 54 (1.65%) Perl
13 43 (1.32%) MATLAB
14 41 (1.26%) TypeScript
15 38 (1.16%) PL/SQL
16 21 (0.64%) Shell Script
17 19 (0.58%) Delphi
18 15 (0.46%) VBScript
19 14 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 3,265 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 384 (11.76%) DV Cleared
3 311 (9.53%) Degree
4 128 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
5 75 (2.30%) CCNP
6 71 (2.17%) CCNA
7 70 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
8 54 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 53 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
10 51 (1.56%) CISSP
11 47 (1.44%) AWS Certification
12 41 (1.26%) Oracle Certification
13 39 (1.19%) ISTQB
14 38 (1.16%) MCSE
15 33 (1.01%) CESG Certified Professional
15 33 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
16 31 (0.95%) MCSA
17 27 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 26 (0.80%) CISM
19 23 (0.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (2.70%) QA
2 81 (2.48%) SLA
3 67 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 38 (1.16%) NCSC
5 37 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials
6 31 (0.95%) NIST
7 24 (0.74%) Data Quality
8 23 (0.70%) JSP 440
9 19 (0.58%) Accessibility
9 19 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 15 (0.46%) GDPR
11 9 (0.28%) Def Stans
11 9 (0.28%) PCI DSS
11 9 (0.28%) PMO
12 8 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 8 (0.25%) RMADS
13 5 (0.15%) IEC 61508
14 4 (0.12%) GRC
15 3 (0.092%) ARP4754
15 3 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 482 (14.76%) Docker
2 172 (5.27%) Active Directory
3 151 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 42 (1.29%) vSphere
6 32 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (0.89%) VMware NSX
8 22 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (0.61%) Firmware
10 19 (0.58%) KVM
11 16 (0.49%) Postfix
12 9 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (0.25%) NFS
13 8 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 5 (0.15%) NDS
14 5 (0.15%) NetIQ eDirectory
15 4 (0.12%) HDFS
15 4 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.092%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 568 (17.40%) Terraform
2 436 (13.35%) Kubernetes
3 319 (9.77%) Ansible
4 88 (2.70%) Puppet
5 81 (2.48%) Istio
6 60 (1.84%) SCCM
7 56 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
8 55 (1.68%) Packer
9 43 (1.32%) Consul
10 42 (1.29%) CFEngine
11 34 (1.04%) Grafana
11 34 (1.04%) Prometheus
12 32 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
13 30 (0.92%) Graphite
14 28 (0.86%) Docker Swarm
15 25 (0.77%) WSUS
16 19 (0.58%) Nagios
17 18 (0.55%) FortiGate
17 18 (0.55%) SCOM
18 17 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 462 (14.15%) Microsoft
2 279 (8.55%) Oracle
3 215 (6.58%) VMware
4 191 (5.85%) Cisco
5 106 (3.25%) ServiceNow
6 86 (2.63%) SAP
7 84 (2.57%) Google
8 67 (2.05%) Splunk
9 56 (1.72%) Atlassian
10 53 (1.62%) Citrix
10 53 (1.62%) Red Hat
11 44 (1.35%) Juniper
12 43 (1.32%) IBM
13 42 (1.29%) HP
14 36 (1.10%) Fortinet
15 32 (0.98%) McAfee
16 31 (0.95%) SolarWinds
17 30 (0.92%) F5
18 29 (0.89%) Palo Alto
19 27 (0.83%) ArcSight