Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 222 211 175
Rank change year-on-year -11 -36 -25
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2,572 2,612 3,815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.60% 1.64% 2.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.76% 6.59% 7.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,792 1,822 2,841
England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -5.26% -1.04%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.22% -5.26% -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 38,057 39,635 52,086
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.68% 24.89% 27.57%
Number of salaries quoted 28,994 31,302 42,290
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -19 812 £46,500 +2.20% 134
South West -9 612 £45,000 +7.78% 94
London +22 521 £57,750 -3.75% 156
North of England -3 227 £37,500 -6.25% 58
Midlands +3 223 £52,500 +10.53% 53
West Midlands +34 173 £55,000 +15.79% 41
East of England +27 167 £45,000 - 65
North West -7 151 £37,500 +7.14% 23
Yorkshire +45 68 £35,250 -19.89% 20
East Midlands -36 47 £30,000 -36.84% 12
North East -19 8 £65,000 +85.71% 15
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2,572 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 581 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
3 579 (22.51%) Windows
4 525 (20.41%) ITIL
5 475 (18.47%) Microsoft
6 441 (17.15%) C
7 374 (14.54%) DV Cleared
8 361 (14.04%) Java
9 359 (13.96%) Linux
10 313 (12.17%) Finance
11 301 (11.70%) Degree
12 294 (11.43%) C#
13 293 (11.39%) Cisco
14 286 (11.12%) SQL
15 282 (10.96%) Cybersecurity
16 270 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
17 266 (10.34%) Python
18 262 (10.19%) VMware
19 255 (9.91%) Firewall
19 255 (9.91%) Software Engineering
20 252 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
21 245 (9.53%) Active Directory
22 231 (8.98%) DevOps
23 225 (8.75%) Cisco Certification
24 221 (8.59%) Service Delivery
25 200 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
26 199 (7.74%) Project Management
27 195 (7.58%) Scrum
28 191 (7.43%) Test Automation
29 189 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure

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 (4.94%) SharePoint
2 50 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
3 48 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
4 44 (1.71%) Confluence
4 44 (1.71%) MS Exchange
5 35 (1.36%) Skype for Business
6 30 (1.17%) IIS
7 28 (1.09%) WebSphere
8 27 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
9 26 (1.01%) JBoss
10 20 (0.78%) Apache
11 18 (0.70%) Tomcat
12 16 (0.62%) WebSphere Portal
13 14 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
14 13 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
15 12 (0.47%) NetWeaver
16 11 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
17 9 (0.35%) Apache Spark
17 9 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 164 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (2.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 40 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 37 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.16%) GIMP
9 2 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.078%) FrameMaker
9 2 (0.078%) InDesign
10 1 (0.039%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.039%) Stata
Business Applications
1 40 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 34 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
3 29 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 26 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
5 15 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.31%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.12%) assyst
7 3 (0.12%) Primavera
7 3 (0.12%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.12%) SAP PS
7 3 (0.12%) Sentinel
7 3 (0.12%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.078%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.078%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.078%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.078%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.078%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.078%) SAP SCM
8 2 (0.078%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 189 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 149 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
3 71 (2.76%) Office 365
4 31 (1.21%) PaaS
5 30 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
7 24 (0.93%) SaaS
8 22 (0.86%) Slack
9 20 (0.78%) Amazon S3
9 20 (0.78%) OpenShift
10 17 (0.66%) IaaS
11 15 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
12 14 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
14 9 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
15 8 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 8 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (0.31%) G Suite
15 8 (0.31%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 255 (9.91%) Firewall
2 142 (5.52%) DNS
3 137 (5.33%) LAN
4 129 (5.02%) WAN
5 126 (4.90%) Network Security
6 119 (4.63%) TCP/IP
7 106 (4.12%) DHCP
8 77 (2.99%) Wireless
9 54 (2.10%) SMTP
10 53 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
11 50 (1.94%) VPN
12 49 (1.91%) HTTP
13 47 (1.83%) BGP
13 47 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
14 44 (1.71%) FTP
15 43 (1.67%) Internet
16 41 (1.59%) Wireshark
17 37 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
17 37 (1.44%) X.400
18 36 (1.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 53 (2.06%) Oracle Database
3 52 (2.02%) MySQL
4 49 (1.91%) Big Data
5 44 (1.71%) Hadoop
6 40 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
7 37 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (1.21%) Oracle BI EE
9 29 (1.13%) GIS
9 29 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 27 (1.05%) Geospatial Data
11 26 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
12 23 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
13 20 (0.78%) Relational Database
13 20 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
13 20 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 19 (0.74%) MongoDB
14 19 (0.74%) Power BI
15 16 (0.62%) NoSQL
16 15 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 112 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 100 (3.89%) Git (software)
3 98 (3.81%) JIRA
4 84 (3.27%) Selenium
5 77 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 60 (2.33%) Cucumber
7 49 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 45 (1.75%) SoapUI
8 45 (1.75%) Subversion
9 44 (1.71%) Visual Studio
10 43 (1.67%) Jasmine
11 41 (1.59%) Rational DOORS
12 39 (1.52%) Maven
13 33 (1.28%) JMeter
14 32 (1.24%) gulp
14 32 (1.24%) Karma Test Runner
15 28 (1.09%) Gatling
16 26 (1.01%) Buildbot
16 26 (1.01%) Ranorex
17 25 (0.97%) WebDriver
General
1 313 (12.17%) Finance
2 115 (4.47%) Telecoms
3 94 (3.65%) Manufacturing
4 92 (3.58%) Marketing
5 90 (3.50%) Military
6 73 (2.84%) Legal
7 67 (2.60%) Retail
8 63 (2.45%) Law
9 54 (2.10%) Electronics
10 46 (1.79%) Aerospace
11 40 (1.56%) Publishing
12 28 (1.09%) Billing
13 22 (0.86%) Advertising
14 16 (0.62%) Local Government
15 7 (0.27%) Banking
16 6 (0.23%) Games
17 5 (0.19%) Automotive
18 2 (0.078%) Back Office
19 1 (0.039%) Avionics
19 1 (0.039%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 332 (12.91%) Developer
2 318 (12.36%) Analyst
3 273 (10.61%) Architect
4 270 (10.50%) Consultant
5 149 (5.79%) Network Engineer
6 140 (5.44%) Software Engineer
7 104 (4.04%) Java Developer
8 95 (3.69%) Support Engineer
9 93 (3.62%) Systems Engineer
10 87 (3.38%) Project Manager
10 87 (3.38%) Security Consultant
11 78 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
12 76 (2.95%) Support Analyst
13 73 (2.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 65 (2.53%) Service Analyst
15 64 (2.49%) Tester
16 63 (2.45%) Service Desk Analyst
17 60 (2.33%) Security Engineer
18 54 (2.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 54 (2.10%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (7.08%) .NET
2 127 (4.94%) HTML
3 112 (4.35%) AngularJS
4 93 (3.62%) CSS
5 90 (3.50%) XML
6 85 (3.30%) Web Services
7 84 (3.27%) REST
8 65 (2.53%) .NET Framework
9 59 (2.29%) ASP.NET
10 57 (2.22%) Entity Framework
10 57 (2.22%) HTML5
11 48 (1.87%) JSF
12 46 (1.79%) Node.js
13 44 (1.71%) ASP.NET MVC
14 42 (1.63%) jQuery
15 38 (1.48%) J2EE
16 37 (1.44%) Spring
17 36 (1.40%) Java EE
18 32 (1.24%) Django
19 31 (1.21%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 252 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 145 (5.64%) Management Information System
3 144 (5.60%) Data Centre
4 119 (4.63%) Self-Motivation
5 75 (2.92%) Computer Science
6 59 (2.29%) Driving Licence
7 44 (1.71%) CESG
8 42 (1.63%) PKI
9 41 (1.59%) Fat Client
9 41 (1.59%) Thin Client
10 40 (1.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 34 (1.32%) Clustering
11 34 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
12 32 (1.24%) Replication
13 30 (1.17%) Smartphone
14 26 (1.01%) User Experience
15 25 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
16 24 (0.93%) Cyber Warfare
17 20 (0.78%) Cyberattack
18 19 (0.74%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 579 (22.51%) Windows
2 359 (13.96%) Linux
3 182 (7.08%) Windows Server
4 143 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 135 (5.25%) Unix
6 132 (5.13%) Windows 10
7 127 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 122 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 43 (1.67%) CentOS
10 40 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (1.21%) Windows XP
12 26 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
13 22 (0.86%) Android
13 22 (0.86%) Apple iOS
14 16 (0.62%) Windows 8
15 13 (0.51%) Ubuntu
16 11 (0.43%) Debian
16 11 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
16 11 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
17 10 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 581 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
2 525 (20.41%) ITIL
3 282 (10.96%) Cybersecurity
4 270 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
5 255 (9.91%) Software Engineering
6 231 (8.98%) DevOps
7 221 (8.59%) Service Delivery
8 199 (7.74%) Project Management
9 195 (7.58%) Scrum
10 191 (7.43%) Test Automation
11 185 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
12 179 (6.96%) Information Security
13 173 (6.73%) Service Management
14 168 (6.53%) Stakeholder Management
14 168 (6.53%) TDD
15 164 (6.38%) SDLC
16 161 (6.26%) UML
17 149 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
18 145 (5.64%) Mentoring
19 136 (5.29%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 441 (17.15%) C
2 361 (14.04%) Java
3 294 (11.43%) C#
4 286 (11.12%) SQL
5 266 (10.34%) Python
6 179 (6.96%) C++
6 179 (6.96%) JavaScript
7 134 (5.21%) PowerShell
8 89 (3.46%) PHP
9 77 (2.99%) Ruby
10 69 (2.68%) Bash Shell
11 51 (1.98%) Scala
12 43 (1.67%) PL/SQL
13 31 (1.21%) Perl
14 30 (1.17%) Shell Script
15 25 (0.97%) T-SQL
15 25 (0.97%) VB.NET
16 22 (0.86%) ABAP
17 18 (0.70%) VBScript
18 17 (0.66%) Ada
Qualifications
1 2,572 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 374 (14.54%) DV Cleared
3 301 (11.70%) Degree
4 225 (8.75%) Cisco Certification
5 125 (4.86%) CISSP
6 124 (4.82%) CCNP
7 114 (4.43%) CCNA
7 114 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 66 (2.57%) CISM
8 66 (2.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 56 (2.18%) MCSE
10 48 (1.87%) CCIE
11 42 (1.63%) ISTQB
12 36 (1.40%) CCDP
12 36 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
13 32 (1.24%) ISEB
14 31 (1.21%) CESG Certified Professional
14 31 (1.21%) MCPD
15 26 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 26 (1.01%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (6.73%) SLA
2 111 (4.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 73 (2.84%) QA
4 65 (2.53%) PCI DSS
5 34 (1.32%) GDPR
6 29 (1.13%) PMO
7 28 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 27 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
9 20 (0.78%) ISO 9001
10 19 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 19 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 17 (0.66%) Data Quality
12 15 (0.58%) RMADS
13 13 (0.51%) JSP 440
14 12 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 11 (0.43%) COBIT
16 9 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 8 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
18 6 (0.23%) Def Stans
19 5 (0.19%) GPG13
System Software
1 245 (9.53%) Active Directory
2 200 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (3.50%) Docker
4 69 (2.68%) vSphere
5 65 (2.53%) Hyper-V
6 30 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
8 23 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
9 22 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
10 19 (0.74%) VMware NSX
11 16 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
12 14 (0.54%) Firmware
12 14 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 13 (0.51%) Snort
14 12 (0.47%) XenApp
15 11 (0.43%) XenDesktop
16 8 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
17 7 (0.27%) NFS
17 7 (0.27%) Samba
17 7 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 126 (4.90%) SCCM
2 80 (3.11%) Puppet
3 74 (2.88%) Kubernetes
4 58 (2.26%) Ansible
5 53 (2.06%) SCOM
6 49 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (1.05%) Nagios
7 27 (1.05%) Terraform
8 25 (0.97%) Cisco LMS
8 25 (0.97%) Opsview
9 19 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
9 19 (0.74%) SCVMM
10 18 (0.70%) HP ALM
10 18 (0.70%) Kibana
11 17 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
12 16 (0.62%) vCenter Server
13 15 (0.58%) vRealize
14 14 (0.54%) Prometheus
15 11 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
16 10 (0.39%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 475 (18.47%) Microsoft
2 293 (11.39%) Cisco
3 262 (10.19%) VMware
4 177 (6.88%) Oracle
5 145 (5.64%) Juniper
6 104 (4.04%) Citrix
7 100 (3.89%) SAP
8 96 (3.73%) HP
9 76 (2.95%) CheckPoint
10 62 (2.41%) F5
11 57 (2.22%) Remedy
12 55 (2.14%) Red Hat
13 48 (1.87%) Palo Alto
14 46 (1.79%) EMC
15 42 (1.63%) McAfee
16 41 (1.59%) IBM
17 40 (1.56%) Dell
18 34 (1.32%) Fujitsu
19 33 (1.28%) Xerox
20 32 (1.24%) Google