Period
to 21 February 2020

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 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > London
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 292 293 399
Rank change year-on-year +1 +106 +36
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 538 722 508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.06% 1.15% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.44% 5.33% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 400 456 375
London median annual salary £55,500 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.20% +8.70% -
10th Percentile £33,460 £40,000 £33,350
90th Percentile £81,250 £93,750 £85,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -

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 9,883 13,553 15,963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.46% 21.62% 22.72%
Number of salaries quoted 7,501 10,028 12,552
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in London

SC Cleared
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SC Cleared in London.

Salary trend for SC Cleared in London

SC Cleared
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in London over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020. 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 -38 56 £50,000 -4.76% 27
South London -12 52 £60,000 -7.69% 13
West London +39 42 £45,000 -40.00% 20
East London +24 13 £60,000 - 4
North London -4 6 £26,000 -35.00% 2
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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.

1 538 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 158 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (18.03%) DV Cleared
3 97 (18.03%) Java
4 95 (17.66%) Cybersecurity
5 86 (15.99%) Public Sector
6 81 (15.06%) Python
7 78 (14.50%) Linux
7 78 (14.50%) DevOps
8 77 (14.31%) Windows
9 69 (12.83%) Microsoft
10 68 (12.64%) AWS
11 62 (11.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 61 (11.34%) Degree
13 59 (10.97%) Oracle
13 59 (10.97%) Information Security
14 57 (10.59%) C#
15 55 (10.22%) Azure
16 53 (9.85%) Project Management
17 50 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
17 50 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
18 44 (8.18%) C
19 43 (7.99%) SQL
19 43 (7.99%) Jenkins
20 41 (7.62%) Continuous Improvement
21 40 (7.43%) Mentoring
21 40 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
21 40 (7.43%) CISSP
21 40 (7.43%) Firewall
21 40 (7.43%) Finance

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 18 (3.35%) Tomcat
2 15 (2.79%) Confluence
3 10 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.67%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.30%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.12%) ArcGIS
6 6 (1.12%) GeoServer
6 6 (1.12%) Oracle Spatial
7 5 (0.93%) Apache
7 5 (0.93%) Red Hat Fuse
8 4 (0.74%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.74%) nginx
9 3 (0.56%) SAS
9 3 (0.56%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.19%) Camunda
11 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.74%) Adobe XD
5 4 (0.74%) InVision
5 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.74%) Sketch
6 2 (0.37%) Windchill
7 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 68 (12.64%) AWS
2 55 (10.22%) Azure
3 21 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (2.42%) Office 365
5 12 (2.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 11 (2.04%) Amazon S3
7 10 (1.86%) Amazon ELB
7 10 (1.86%) SaaS
8 9 (1.67%) Amazon Glacier
8 9 (1.67%) Boomi
8 9 (1.67%) OpenShift
8 9 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (1.49%) IaaS
10 7 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (1.30%) PaaS
10 7 (1.30%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.56%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 3 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (7.43%) Firewall
2 18 (3.35%) TCP/IP
3 17 (3.16%) DNS
4 15 (2.79%) VPN
5 13 (2.42%) HTTP
6 11 (2.04%) LAN
6 11 (2.04%) Network Security
6 11 (2.04%) WAN
7 10 (1.86%) IPsec
7 10 (1.86%) SSH
8 9 (1.67%) FTP
8 9 (1.67%) OpenVPN
8 9 (1.67%) SMTP
9 8 (1.49%) BGP
9 8 (1.49%) MPLS
9 8 (1.49%) SAN
10 6 (1.12%) IPv6
10 6 (1.12%) OSPF
11 5 (0.93%) DHCP
11 5 (0.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.51%) Big Data
2 22 (4.09%) SQL Server
3 15 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (2.60%) Hadoop
5 9 (1.67%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.30%) Oracle ODI
6 7 (1.30%) Power BI
7 6 (1.12%) GIS
7 6 (1.12%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.74%) IBM InfoSphere
8 4 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (0.74%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.56%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.56%) Pentaho
10 2 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.37%) Base SAS
10 2 (0.37%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 43 (7.99%) Jenkins
2 32 (5.95%) Git (software)
3 31 (5.76%) Selenium
4 29 (5.39%) WebDriver
5 16 (2.97%) JMeter
6 15 (2.79%) LoadRunner
6 15 (2.79%) NeoLoad
6 15 (2.79%) SilkPerformer
7 11 (2.04%) Subversion
8 10 (1.86%) JIRA
9 9 (1.67%) InstallShield
9 9 (1.67%) Maven
9 9 (1.67%) MSI
9 9 (1.67%) Vagrant
10 7 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (1.12%) JUnit
11 6 (1.12%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.93%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.74%) Balsamiq
13 4 (0.74%) Gradle
General
1 86 (15.99%) Public Sector
2 40 (7.43%) Finance
3 26 (4.83%) Police
4 20 (3.72%) Legal
5 16 (2.97%) Marketing
6 15 (2.79%) Law
7 12 (2.23%) Local Government
8 11 (2.04%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.86%) Banking
9 10 (1.86%) Retail
10 5 (0.93%) Billing
10 5 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.93%) Military
11 4 (0.74%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.56%) Electronics
13 2 (0.37%) Automotive
13 2 (0.37%) Fire and Rescue
14 1 (0.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 73 (13.57%) Developer
2 53 (9.85%) Consultant
3 44 (8.18%) Analyst
4 39 (7.25%) Architect
5 33 (6.13%) Java Developer
5 33 (6.13%) Test Engineer
6 28 (5.20%) Project Manager
6 28 (5.20%) Tester
7 27 (5.02%) Penetration Tester
8 25 (4.65%) Support Engineer
9 24 (4.46%) Senior Test Engineer
10 23 (4.28%) Software Developer
11 21 (3.90%) DevOps Engineer
12 19 (3.53%) Desktop Support
12 19 (3.53%) Software Engineer
13 17 (3.16%) Data Scientist
13 17 (3.16%) Developer in Test
13 17 (3.16%) Security Consultant
14 16 (2.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (2.97%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.02%) .NET
2 22 (4.09%) XML
3 17 (3.16%) XML Schema
4 16 (2.97%) CSS
5 15 (2.79%) Spring
6 14 (2.60%) HTML
6 14 (2.60%) RESTful
7 11 (2.04%) Web Services
8 9 (1.67%) ASP.NET
9 8 (1.49%) SOAP
10 6 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (1.12%) OpenLayers
10 6 (1.12%) PostGIS
11 5 (0.93%) Natural Language Processing
11 5 (0.93%) REST
12 4 (0.74%) COM
12 4 (0.74%) Node.js
13 3 (0.56%) AngularJS
13 3 (0.56%) Kafka
13 3 (0.56%) React
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.09%) Data Centre
3 17 (3.16%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.60%) Driving Licence
5 12 (2.23%) Public Cloud
6 10 (1.86%) Mobile Computing
6 10 (1.86%) User Experience
7 7 (1.30%) Credit Risk
7 7 (1.30%) Market Risk
7 7 (1.30%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.12%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.93%) CCTV
9 5 (0.93%) CMDB
9 5 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.74%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.74%) Graphic Design
10 4 (0.74%) PKI
10 4 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.56%) Cybercrime
11 3 (0.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 78 (14.50%) Linux
2 77 (14.31%) Windows
3 32 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (5.02%) CentOS
5 19 (3.53%) Windows 7
6 17 (3.16%) Windows 10
7 14 (2.60%) Ubuntu
8 13 (2.42%) Windows 8
9 9 (1.67%) Debian
9 9 (1.67%) VMS
10 6 (1.12%) Unix
11 5 (0.93%) Windows Server
11 5 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.56%) Android
12 3 (0.56%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.56%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.19%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (17.66%) Cybersecurity
3 78 (14.50%) DevOps
4 59 (10.97%) Information Security
5 53 (9.85%) Project Management
6 50 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
6 50 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 41 (7.62%) Continuous Improvement
8 40 (7.43%) Mentoring
8 40 (7.43%) Software Engineering
9 39 (7.25%) Test Automation
10 37 (6.88%) Risk Management
11 36 (6.69%) Scrum
12 35 (6.51%) Programme Management
13 34 (6.32%) Migration
14 32 (5.95%) Analytics
15 31 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (5.20%) Data Science
17 27 (5.02%) Penetration Testing
17 27 (5.02%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 97 (18.03%) Java
2 81 (15.06%) Python
3 57 (10.59%) C#
4 44 (8.18%) C
5 43 (7.99%) SQL
6 35 (6.51%) Ruby
7 29 (5.39%) JavaScript
8 26 (4.83%) C++
9 22 (4.09%) Scala
10 14 (2.60%) XQuery
11 10 (1.86%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.67%) Groovy
12 9 (1.67%) Perl
12 9 (1.67%) R
13 8 (1.49%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.12%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.56%) VBA
16 2 (0.37%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.37%) Java 8
17 1 (0.19%) Go
Qualifications
1 538 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 97 (18.03%) DV Cleared
3 61 (11.34%) Degree
4 40 (7.43%) CISSP
5 39 (7.25%) CISM
6 32 (5.95%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (5.20%) CCNP
8 26 (4.83%) CESG Certified Professional
8 26 (4.83%) CREST Certified
9 23 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (3.90%) CHECK Team Leader
10 21 (3.90%) MCSE
11 19 (3.53%) OSCP
12 18 (3.35%) CHECK Team Member
13 16 (2.97%) CRISC
14 12 (2.23%) MCP
15 11 (2.04%) SANS
16 9 (1.67%) CISA
17 8 (1.49%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
18 7 (1.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (11.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (6.32%) QA
3 29 (5.39%) GDPR
4 14 (2.60%) SLA
5 10 (1.86%) NIST
5 10 (1.86%) PCI DSS
6 8 (1.49%) NCSC
7 7 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 7 (1.30%) PMO
8 6 (1.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (0.93%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.56%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.37%) P3O
12 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.19%) NIST 800
System Software
1 26 (4.83%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.60%) Docker
3 11 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (1.67%) XenApp
5 6 (1.12%) VMware NSX
6 5 (0.93%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.37%) Snort
9 1 (0.19%) iptables
9 1 (0.19%) KVM
9 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (4.46%) Terraform
2 20 (3.72%) Ansible
3 15 (2.79%) Puppet
4 14 (2.60%) SCCM
5 13 (2.42%) Kubernetes
6 9 (1.67%) Nagios
7 6 (1.12%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (0.93%) Consul
8 5 (0.93%) Packer
9 4 (0.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.56%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.37%) Kibana
11 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.37%) Salt
11 2 (0.37%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.19%) Avamar
12 1 (0.19%) Endace
12 1 (0.19%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.19%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 69 (12.83%) Microsoft
2 59 (10.97%) Oracle
3 29 (5.39%) VMware
4 26 (4.83%) Red Hat
5 23 (4.28%) Cisco
6 13 (2.42%) Capita
6 13 (2.42%) Dell
7 12 (2.23%) CheckPoint
8 11 (2.04%) Talend
9 9 (1.67%) MuleSoft
9 9 (1.67%) Novell
9 9 (1.67%) SAP
9 9 (1.67%) TIBCO
10 8 (1.49%) F5
11 7 (1.30%) Citrix
11 7 (1.30%) Palo Alto
12 6 (1.12%) ESRI
12 6 (1.12%) Fortinet
13 5 (0.93%) Ab Initio
13 5 (0.93%) HP