Period
to 18 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > London
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 243 143 321
Rank change year-on-year -100 +178 +19
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 780 446 560
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.55% 2.30% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.93% 11.47% 5.10%
Number of salaries quoted 555 355 436
10th Percentile £41,422 £32,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £53,750 £44,371 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £60,000 £57,975
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% +3.49% -10.81%
75th Percentile £87,500 £72,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £54,380 £54,500
% change year-on-year +10.33% -0.22% +9.00%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8,733 3,890 10,986
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.35% 20.09% 20.09%
Number of salaries quoted 5,403 3,100 8,357
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £47,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £78,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £110,000 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in London

SC Cleared
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in London.

Salary trend for SC Cleared in London

SC Cleared
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in London over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Salary histogram for SC Cleared in London

SC Cleared
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the London region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Central London -4 102 £60,000 +114.29% 30
South London -35 64 £72,500 +11.54% 14
West London -73 16 £49,000 +16.67% 18
East London -28 1 - - 8
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 London region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 780 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 354 (45.38%) Agile Software Development
3 226 (28.97%) Social Skills
4 216 (27.69%) AWS
5 194 (24.87%) Public Sector
6 169 (21.67%) Azure
7 159 (20.38%) DevOps
8 151 (19.36%) Java
9 121 (15.51%) Finance
10 120 (15.38%) Jenkins
11 113 (14.49%) Docker
12 111 (14.23%) Analytics
13 109 (13.97%) Problem-Solving
14 108 (13.85%) Scrum
15 107 (13.72%) Open Source
16 102 (13.08%) Terraform
17 97 (12.44%) Mentoring
17 97 (12.44%) Stakeholder Management
18 96 (12.31%) Python
19 94 (12.05%) Software Engineering
20 93 (11.92%) Linux
20 93 (11.92%) Microservices
21 89 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
22 85 (10.90%) Kubernetes
23 84 (10.77%) Cybersecurity
24 80 (10.26%) Oracle
25 77 (9.87%) Greenfield Project
26 76 (9.74%) REST
27 73 (9.36%) Configuration Management
28 71 (9.10%) Microsoft

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 23 (2.95%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.79%) SAS
3 12 (1.54%) Confluence
4 9 (1.15%) Apache
4 9 (1.15%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.15%) IIS
5 6 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.51%) CMS
7 4 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.38%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.26%) Headless CMS
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.26%) WinCC
10 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.51%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 17 (2.18%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (0.90%) Oracle Assets
2 7 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.90%) Oracle General Ledger
2 7 (0.90%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (0.90%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (0.77%) Oracle Cash Management
3 6 (0.77%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.51%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.13%) Primavera
6 1 (0.13%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 216 (27.69%) AWS
2 169 (21.67%) Azure
3 62 (7.95%) PaaS
4 54 (6.92%) SaaS
5 53 (6.79%) IaaS
6 51 (6.54%) Serverless
7 43 (5.51%) GCP
8 42 (5.38%) GitHub
9 29 (3.72%) Amazon EC2
10 20 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (2.56%) iPaaS
11 17 (2.18%) Microsoft 365
12 16 (2.05%) Power Platform
13 14 (1.79%) Amazon SQS
13 14 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (1.28%) AtomSphere
14 10 (1.28%) AWS KMS
14 10 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (1.28%) Boomi
15 8 (1.03%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.95%) Firewall
2 21 (2.69%) VPN
3 9 (1.15%) DNS
3 9 (1.15%) SNMP
4 8 (1.03%) Ethernet
4 8 (1.03%) Network Security
4 8 (1.03%) VoIP
5 5 (0.64%) DHCP
6 4 (0.51%) Cisco Firepower
6 4 (0.51%) LAN
6 4 (0.51%) SAN
6 4 (0.51%) Software-Defined Networking
6 4 (0.51%) WAN
6 4 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.38%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (0.38%) Profibus
7 3 (0.38%) SD-WAN
7 3 (0.38%) SMTP
8 2 (0.26%) HTTP
8 2 (0.26%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (8.85%) Big Data
2 51 (6.54%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (3.59%) Relational Database
3 28 (3.59%) SQL Server
4 23 (2.95%) Amazon RDS
4 23 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.18%) Hadoop
6 15 (1.92%) NoSQL
7 14 (1.79%) Amazon Aurora
7 14 (1.79%) Oracle Database
8 12 (1.54%) GIS
8 12 (1.54%) Oracle Exadata
9 11 (1.41%) MySQL
10 10 (1.28%) OLTP
10 10 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
10 10 (1.28%) Power BI
11 8 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
11 8 (1.03%) Essbase
11 8 (1.03%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 120 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 57 (7.31%) Git (software)
3 46 (5.90%) JIRA
4 44 (5.64%) Maven
5 29 (3.72%) GitLab
5 29 (3.72%) JUnit
6 20 (2.56%) Mockito
7 18 (2.31%) SonarQube
8 17 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (2.05%) Selenium
10 15 (1.92%) DbUnit
10 15 (1.92%) jMock
11 14 (1.79%) Cucumber
12 11 (1.41%) Bitbucket
13 10 (1.28%) REST Assured
13 10 (1.28%) SoapUI
14 9 (1.15%) JMeter
15 8 (1.03%) Postman
16 7 (0.90%) Balsamiq
16 7 (0.90%) LoadRunner
General
1 226 (28.97%) Social Skills
2 194 (24.87%) Public Sector
3 121 (15.51%) Finance
4 38 (4.87%) Marketing
5 37 (4.74%) Presentation Skills
6 33 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
7 32 (4.10%) Law
8 24 (3.08%) Retail
9 18 (2.31%) Manufacturing
10 17 (2.18%) Telecoms
11 16 (2.05%) Games
11 16 (2.05%) Influencing Skills
12 13 (1.67%) Electronics
13 11 (1.41%) Banking
13 11 (1.41%) Organisational Skills
14 7 (0.90%) Advertising
14 7 (0.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 7 (0.90%) Police
15 5 (0.64%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.64%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 167 (21.41%) Architect
2 135 (17.31%) Developer
3 77 (9.87%) Consultant
4 70 (8.97%) Java Developer
5 57 (7.31%) DevOps Engineer
6 42 (5.38%) Solutions Architect
7 41 (5.26%) Software Engineer
8 40 (5.13%) Analyst
9 34 (4.36%) Security Architect
10 33 (4.23%) Project Manager
11 29 (3.72%) Lead Architect
12 27 (3.46%) Cloud Architect
13 24 (3.08%) IT Manager
13 24 (3.08%) Senior Developer
13 24 (3.08%) Senior DevOps
13 24 (3.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 21 (2.69%) IT Project Manager
14 21 (2.69%) Platform Engineer
15 20 (2.56%) Business Analyst
16 19 (2.44%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (9.74%) REST
2 65 (8.33%) Spring
3 53 (6.79%) Web Services
4 45 (5.77%) Hibernate
4 45 (5.77%) React
5 36 (4.62%) .NET
6 35 (4.49%) Middleware
7 28 (3.59%) AngularJS
7 28 (3.59%) GraphQL
8 26 (3.33%) JavaBeans
8 26 (3.33%) RESTful
8 26 (3.33%) SOAP
9 21 (2.69%) ActiveMQ
10 20 (2.56%) CSS
10 20 (2.56%) HTML
10 20 (2.56%) Spring Cloud
11 16 (2.05%) Node.js
11 16 (2.05%) PowerMock
12 13 (1.67%) Vue.js
13 12 (1.54%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 77 (9.87%) Greenfield Project
2 49 (6.28%) Public Cloud
3 28 (3.59%) Cloud Native
4 26 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 24 (3.08%) User Experience
6 15 (1.92%) NHS
7 14 (1.79%) Data Centre
7 14 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.28%) Cyberthreat
9 9 (1.15%) CMDB
9 9 (1.15%) SCADA
10 6 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (0.77%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.51%) Cybercrime
11 4 (0.51%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.51%) Enterprise Cloud
11 4 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.51%) PKI
11 4 (0.51%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.51%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 93 (11.92%) Linux
2 45 (5.77%) Windows
3 27 (3.46%) Unix
4 16 (2.05%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.15%) CentOS
6 7 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.77%) Android
8 5 (0.64%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.64%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.38%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.38%) VMS
9 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.26%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.13%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.13%) SUSE
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (45.38%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (20.38%) DevOps
3 111 (14.23%) Analytics
4 109 (13.97%) Problem-Solving
5 108 (13.85%) Scrum
6 107 (13.72%) Open Source
7 97 (12.44%) Mentoring
7 97 (12.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 94 (12.05%) Software Engineering
9 93 (11.92%) Microservices
10 89 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
11 84 (10.77%) Cybersecurity
12 73 (9.36%) Configuration Management
13 67 (8.59%) Project Delivery
14 65 (8.33%) Project Management
15 59 (7.56%) BDD
16 58 (7.44%) TDD
17 54 (6.92%) Data Analytics
17 54 (6.92%) Infrastructure as Code
18 50 (6.41%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 151 (19.36%) Java
2 96 (12.31%) Python
3 57 (7.31%) C
4 49 (6.28%) SQL
5 46 (5.90%) C#
6 43 (5.51%) JavaScript
7 41 (5.26%) PowerShell
8 35 (4.49%) Java 8
9 31 (3.97%) Bash Shell
10 20 (2.56%) Ruby
11 18 (2.31%) Go
12 11 (1.41%) TypeScript
13 10 (1.28%) Perl
14 7 (0.90%) C++
14 7 (0.90%) R
15 6 (0.77%) PHP
15 6 (0.77%) Scala
15 6 (0.77%) VBScript
16 5 (0.64%) PHP 7
17 4 (0.51%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 780 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 50 (6.41%) Degree
3 45 (5.77%) DV Cleared
4 28 (3.59%) CISSP
5 21 (2.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 21 (2.69%) Oracle Certification
6 15 (1.92%) AWS Certification
7 12 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.41%) HNC
8 11 (1.41%) HND
9 10 (1.28%) CISM
10 9 (1.15%) CCNA
11 8 (1.03%) CCENT
12 6 (0.77%) OCP
13 5 (0.64%) CESG Certified Professional
13 5 (0.64%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.51%) GIAC
14 4 (0.51%) PhD
15 3 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (0.38%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.82%) NCSC
2 21 (2.69%) QA
3 13 (1.67%) JSP 440
4 12 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.28%) Accessibility
5 10 (1.28%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 9 (1.15%) GDPR
7 7 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.90%) SLA
8 5 (0.64%) RMADS
9 4 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 4 (0.51%) PMO
10 3 (0.38%) GRC
10 3 (0.38%) IEC 61508
10 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.38%) NIST
11 1 (0.13%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.13%) IFRS
11 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 113 (14.49%) Docker
2 20 (2.56%) Postfix
3 18 (2.31%) Active Directory
4 12 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.64%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.64%) vSphere
6 4 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.38%) HDFS
7 3 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.38%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.26%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.26%) Firmware
9 1 (0.13%) KVM
9 1 (0.13%) NFS
9 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 102 (13.08%) Terraform
2 85 (10.90%) Kubernetes
3 69 (8.85%) Ansible
4 18 (2.31%) Puppet
5 15 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.54%) Packer
7 10 (1.28%) Nessus
8 8 (1.03%) CFEngine
8 8 (1.03%) Prometheus
9 7 (0.90%) Consul
9 7 (0.90%) Grafana
9 7 (0.90%) Nagios
9 7 (0.90%) Oracle Identity Management
9 7 (0.90%) SCOM
10 6 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.77%) SCCM
11 5 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.51%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.51%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.51%) logstash
Vendors
1 80 (10.26%) Oracle
2 71 (9.10%) Microsoft
3 50 (6.41%) ServiceNow
4 43 (5.51%) Google
5 20 (2.56%) SAP
6 19 (2.44%) VMware
7 17 (2.18%) Cisco
8 16 (2.05%) MuleSoft
9 15 (1.92%) Red Hat
10 14 (1.79%) Dell
10 14 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.41%) Talend
12 10 (1.28%) HP
12 10 (1.28%) Informatica
12 10 (1.28%) Juniper
13 9 (1.15%) Hyperion
13 9 (1.15%) IBM
14 8 (1.03%) Delphix
15 7 (0.90%) Adobe
15 7 (0.90%) Apple