Period
to 20 March 2019

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 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 135 219 202
Rank change year-on-year +84 -17 -17
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 3,522 2,586 2,825
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.55% 1.57% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.38% 6.58% 6.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2,066 1,788 1,940
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,475
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%

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 33,936 39,293 41,167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.60% 23.84% 25.39%
Number of salaries quoted 24,808 30,518 32,682
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -3.23%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 20 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 +58 1,154 £45,000 -5.26% 228
South West +31 816 £50,000 +17.65% 201
London +125 738 £62,500 +13.64% 200
Midlands +75 378 £50,000 - 110
West Midlands +94 342 £50,000 +4.17% 89
North of England +1 218 £50,000 +25.00% 65
East of England +71 206 £52,500 +16.67% 91
Yorkshire +48 111 £50,000 +25.00% 18
North West -31 90 £50,000 +33.33% 38
East Midlands -17 33 £40,000 -30.43% 20
North East +30 17 £44,610 -40.52% 9
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 3,522 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1,172 (33.28%) Agile Software Development
3 653 (18.54%) DV Cleared
4 614 (17.43%) Windows
5 611 (17.35%) Microsoft
6 557 (15.81%) ITIL
7 545 (15.47%) Java
8 540 (15.33%) C
9 530 (15.05%) Linux
10 515 (14.62%) Problem-Solving
11 485 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
12 484 (13.74%) C++
12 484 (13.74%) Software Engineering
13 476 (13.52%) Degree
14 456 (12.95%) C#
15 422 (11.98%) Python
16 420 (11.93%) JavaScript
17 394 (11.19%) DevOps
18 381 (10.82%) SQL
19 371 (10.53%) Finance
20 330 (9.37%) Cybersecurity
21 329 (9.34%) VMware
22 321 (9.11%) Cisco
23 301 (8.55%) Active Directory
24 292 (8.29%) Project Management
25 285 (8.09%) Firewall
26 280 (7.95%) Scrum
27 273 (7.75%) Test Automation
28 267 (7.58%) TDD
29 266 (7.55%) SQL Server

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
1 114 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 84 (2.39%) Apache
3 74 (2.10%) MS Exchange
4 56 (1.59%) IIS
5 44 (1.25%) Tomcat
6 41 (1.16%) Apache Spark
7 39 (1.11%) Confluence
7 39 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
8 35 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
9 34 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
10 31 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 30 (0.85%) Skype for Business
12 29 (0.82%) JBoss
13 15 (0.43%) nginx
14 14 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
15 12 (0.34%) GeoServer
15 12 (0.34%) WebSphere
16 11 (0.31%) Jetty
16 11 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
17 10 (0.28%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 148 (4.20%) Microsoft Office
2 96 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 53 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 51 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (0.54%) Fireworks
6 6 (0.17%) GNU Octave
7 5 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.085%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.028%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.028%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.028%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.028%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.028%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 40 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.26%) SAP HR
4 7 (0.20%) SAP HCM
5 6 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.11%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.085%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.085%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.085%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.085%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.085%) SAP PSCD
8 2 (0.057%) assyst
8 2 (0.057%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.057%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.057%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.057%) Primavera
8 2 (0.057%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.028%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.028%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.028%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 262 (7.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 257 (7.30%) Amazon AWS
3 153 (4.34%) Office 365
4 52 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
5 40 (1.14%) SaaS
6 33 (0.94%) G Suite
7 29 (0.82%) GitHub
7 29 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 27 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
9 23 (0.65%) PaaS
9 23 (0.65%) Serverless
10 19 (0.54%) Amazon S3
10 19 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
11 18 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
12 17 (0.48%) AWS Fargate
12 17 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
13 16 (0.45%) IaaS
14 15 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
15 13 (0.37%) Datadog
16 11 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 285 (8.09%) Firewall
2 139 (3.95%) LAN
3 125 (3.55%) Network Security
4 122 (3.46%) TCP/IP
5 121 (3.44%) WAN
6 106 (3.01%) Wireless
7 100 (2.84%) VPN
8 92 (2.61%) DNS
9 70 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
10 62 (1.76%) Cisco Nexus
11 57 (1.62%) BGP
12 53 (1.50%) Internet
13 52 (1.48%) VoIP
14 51 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
15 50 (1.42%) OSPF
15 50 (1.42%) VLAN
16 46 (1.31%) DHCP
17 44 (1.25%) Wireshark
18 43 (1.22%) BIG-IP
19 42 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 135 (3.83%) Big Data
3 100 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
4 73 (2.07%) GIS
4 73 (2.07%) MongoDB
5 71 (2.02%) Hadoop
6 59 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 59 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 58 (1.65%) Relational Database
8 46 (1.31%) Oracle Database
9 42 (1.19%) Power BI
10 40 (1.14%) Geospatial Data
10 40 (1.14%) MySQL
11 38 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
12 35 (0.99%) RDBMS
13 30 (0.85%) Neo4j
14 25 (0.71%) NoSQL
15 24 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
16 21 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
17 20 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 255 (7.24%) JIRA
2 192 (5.45%) Jenkins
3 189 (5.37%) Git (software)
4 154 (4.37%) Selenium
5 110 (3.12%) Cucumber
6 85 (2.41%) JMeter
7 71 (2.02%) GitLab
7 71 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 64 (1.82%) LoadRunner
9 60 (1.70%) SoapUI
10 58 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 58 (1.65%) Rational DOORS
11 56 (1.59%) Bitbucket
12 54 (1.53%) Maven
12 54 (1.53%) Visual Studio
13 50 (1.42%) Vagrant
14 49 (1.39%) JUnit
15 47 (1.33%) Subversion
16 41 (1.16%) Eclipse
17 38 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 371 (10.53%) Finance
2 193 (5.48%) Military
3 142 (4.03%) Telecoms
4 139 (3.95%) Electronics
5 112 (3.18%) Aerospace
6 100 (2.84%) Legal
6 100 (2.84%) Manufacturing
7 86 (2.44%) Law
7 86 (2.44%) Retail
8 85 (2.41%) Marketing
9 32 (0.91%) Games
10 28 (0.80%) Local Government
11 23 (0.65%) Advertising
11 23 (0.65%) Billing
12 20 (0.57%) Banking
13 19 (0.54%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.43%) Automotive
15 5 (0.14%) Avionics
16 3 (0.085%) Back Office
16 3 (0.085%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 624 (17.72%) Developer
2 380 (10.79%) Analyst
3 350 (9.94%) Architect
4 258 (7.33%) Software Engineer
5 207 (5.88%) Consultant
6 169 (4.80%) Network Engineer
7 149 (4.23%) Project Manager
8 135 (3.83%) Java Developer
9 121 (3.44%) Support Engineer
10 117 (3.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 106 (3.01%) .NET Developer
12 105 (2.98%) Tester
13 102 (2.90%) C# Developer
14 93 (2.64%) Senior Developer
15 92 (2.61%) Security Architect
16 88 (2.50%) C++ Software Engineer
17 85 (2.41%) DevOps Engineer
18 84 (2.39%) Systems Engineer
19 83 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
20 78 (2.21%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (7.33%) .NET
2 232 (6.59%) HTML
3 191 (5.42%) CSS
4 190 (5.39%) AngularJS
5 158 (4.49%) Spring
6 136 (3.86%) ASP.NET
7 108 (3.07%) Web Services
8 104 (2.95%) XML
9 102 (2.90%) React
10 96 (2.73%) Node.js
11 95 (2.70%) JSON
12 93 (2.64%) SOAP
13 85 (2.41%) jQuery
14 81 (2.30%) .NET Framework
15 79 (2.24%) Vue.js
16 70 (1.99%) REST
17 60 (1.70%) Hibernate
18 52 (1.48%) Qt
19 47 (1.33%) HTML5
20 46 (1.31%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 485 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
2 186 (5.28%) Management Information System
3 181 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
4 158 (4.49%) Data Centre
5 99 (2.81%) Algorithms
6 97 (2.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 84 (2.39%) VHDL
8 74 (2.10%) Driving Licence
9 57 (1.62%) CESG
9 57 (1.62%) Cyberthreat
10 43 (1.22%) PKI
11 40 (1.14%) Cyberattack
12 36 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
13 31 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
13 31 (0.88%) User Experience
14 30 (0.85%) Clustering
14 30 (0.85%) Public Cloud
15 29 (0.82%) EMC VNX
15 29 (0.82%) Reference Data
16 25 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 614 (17.43%) Windows
2 530 (15.05%) Linux
3 208 (5.91%) Windows Server
4 116 (3.29%) Unix
5 115 (3.27%) Windows 7
6 94 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 86 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 82 (2.33%) Windows 10
9 69 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 51 (1.45%) Android
11 49 (1.39%) CentOS
12 31 (0.88%) Ubuntu
13 27 (0.77%) Windows XP
14 22 (0.62%) Windows 2000
15 21 (0.60%) Solaris
15 21 (0.60%) Windows 8
15 21 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
16 20 (0.57%) Apple iOS
16 20 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
17 14 (0.40%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,172 (33.28%) Agile Software Development
2 557 (15.81%) ITIL
3 515 (14.62%) Problem-Solving
4 484 (13.74%) Software Engineering
5 394 (11.19%) DevOps
6 330 (9.37%) Cybersecurity
7 292 (8.29%) Project Management
8 280 (7.95%) Scrum
9 273 (7.75%) Test Automation
10 267 (7.58%) TDD
11 265 (7.52%) Analytics
12 260 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
13 257 (7.30%) SDLC
14 255 (7.24%) Mentoring
15 246 (6.98%) Open Source
16 216 (6.13%) Information Security
17 210 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
18 195 (5.54%) Business Development
19 188 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management
20 185 (5.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 545 (15.47%) Java
2 540 (15.33%) C
3 484 (13.74%) C++
4 456 (12.95%) C#
5 422 (11.98%) Python
6 420 (11.93%) JavaScript
7 381 (10.82%) SQL
8 150 (4.26%) PowerShell
9 84 (2.39%) Bash Shell
10 82 (2.33%) Ruby
11 71 (2.02%) PL/SQL
12 70 (1.99%) Go
13 68 (1.93%) Java 8
14 62 (1.76%) T-SQL
15 55 (1.56%) Embedded C
16 42 (1.19%) Embedded C++
17 38 (1.08%) ANSI SQL
18 37 (1.05%) Shell Script
19 28 (0.80%) Ada
20 24 (0.68%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 3,522 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 653 (18.54%) DV Cleared
3 476 (13.52%) Degree
4 197 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
5 133 (3.78%) CISSP
6 126 (3.58%) CCNP
7 124 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 119 (3.38%) CCNA
9 85 (2.41%) CESG Certified Professional
10 79 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
11 78 (2.21%) CISM
12 73 (2.07%) MCSE
13 71 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
14 65 (1.85%) MCSA
15 51 (1.45%) APMP
16 49 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
17 48 (1.36%) CEH
18 45 (1.28%) CCIE
19 42 (1.19%) ISTQB
20 41 (1.16%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (4.94%) SLA
2 165 (4.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 111 (3.15%) QA
4 92 (2.61%) GDPR
5 75 (2.13%) PMO
6 67 (1.90%) Data Quality
7 62 (1.76%) Cyber Essentials
8 57 (1.62%) PCI DSS
9 56 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 34 (0.97%) JSP 440
11 29 (0.82%) RMADS
12 27 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 26 (0.74%) IEC 61508
14 20 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 19 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 18 (0.51%) ISO 22301
17 16 (0.45%) Def Stans
18 14 (0.40%) ISO 9001
19 9 (0.26%) DO-254
19 9 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 301 (8.55%) Active Directory
2 195 (5.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 193 (5.48%) Docker
4 119 (3.38%) Hyper-V
5 78 (2.21%) vSphere
6 40 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
6 40 (1.14%) VMware NSX
7 39 (1.11%) VirtualBox
8 35 (0.99%) Firmware
9 34 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
10 24 (0.68%) XenApp
11 20 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
11 20 (0.57%) XenDesktop
12 14 (0.40%) vCloud
12 14 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
13 13 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
14 12 (0.34%) XenServer
15 10 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (0.23%) KVM
16 8 (0.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 182 (5.17%) Ansible
2 113 (3.21%) SCCM
3 100 (2.84%) Puppet
4 97 (2.75%) Kubernetes
5 79 (2.24%) Terraform
6 72 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
7 55 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
8 38 (1.08%) SCVMM
9 23 (0.65%) SELinux
10 20 (0.57%) WSUS
11 19 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
11 19 (0.54%) HP ALM
11 19 (0.54%) SCOM
12 17 (0.48%) Nagios
13 16 (0.45%) Data Guard
13 16 (0.45%) vRealize
14 13 (0.37%) EnCase
14 13 (0.37%) Packer
14 13 (0.37%) Prometheus
15 12 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 611 (17.35%) Microsoft
2 329 (9.34%) VMware
3 321 (9.11%) Cisco
4 246 (6.98%) Oracle
5 179 (5.08%) HP
6 137 (3.89%) Juniper
7 125 (3.55%) F5
8 113 (3.21%) SAP
9 94 (2.67%) CheckPoint
10 77 (2.19%) Aruba
10 77 (2.19%) Google
11 72 (2.04%) Red Hat
12 57 (1.62%) Citrix
13 52 (1.48%) Palo Alto
14 45 (1.28%) EMC
15 43 (1.22%) Atlassian
16 41 (1.16%) Meraki
17 39 (1.11%) Dell
18 38 (1.08%) IBM
18 38 (1.08%) Mitel