Period
to 14 June 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 14 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > London
6 months to
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 192 242 291
Rank change year-on-year +50 +49 +116
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 722 483 663
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.90% 1.39% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.28% 7.03% 5.42%
Number of salaries quoted 578 347 423
10th Percentile £38,973 £35,508 £41,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £44,436 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £57,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% -8.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £82,500 £94,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,026 6,871 12,223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.47% 19.73% 21.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4,780 5,246 9,137
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
75th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,875 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 14 June 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 14 June 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 +76 124 £65,000 +30.00% 35
South London +22 112 £62,500 +4.17% 14
West London -13 6 £49,000 -2.00% 18
East London +11 4 £65,000 - 3
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 14 June 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.

1 722 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 320 (44.32%) Agile Software Development
3 210 (29.09%) AWS
4 205 (28.39%) DevOps
5 158 (21.88%) Azure
6 153 (21.19%) Public Sector
7 147 (20.36%) Social Skills
8 131 (18.14%) Java
9 107 (14.82%) Kubernetes
10 105 (14.54%) Linux
11 103 (14.27%) Python
12 102 (14.13%) Software Engineering
12 102 (14.13%) Jenkins
13 100 (13.85%) Docker
14 99 (13.71%) DV Cleared
14 99 (13.71%) Scrum
15 91 (12.60%) Open Source
16 90 (12.47%) Stakeholder Management
17 86 (11.91%) Finance
18 84 (11.63%) Microsoft
18 84 (11.63%) Terraform
19 82 (11.36%) Analytics
19 82 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
20 73 (10.11%) Oracle
21 69 (9.56%) Cybersecurity
21 69 (9.56%) IaaS
22 67 (9.28%) PaaS
22 67 (9.28%) C
23 64 (8.86%) SQL
24 62 (8.59%) Git (software)

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 27 (3.74%) Confluence
2 22 (3.05%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.11%) Apache
3 8 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (0.97%) CMS
4 7 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (0.83%) SAS
6 5 (0.69%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.69%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.55%) ArcGIS
7 4 (0.55%) Headless CMS
7 4 (0.55%) IIS
7 4 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.42%) Red Hat Fuse
8 3 (0.42%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.14%) JBoss
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.14%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.80%) Oracle ERP
2 10 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.69%) Oracle Assets
3 5 (0.69%) Oracle Cash Management
3 5 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle HRMS
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle Payroll
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle Manufacturing
5 2 (0.28%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 210 (29.09%) AWS
2 158 (21.88%) Azure
3 69 (9.56%) IaaS
4 67 (9.28%) PaaS
5 59 (8.17%) SaaS
6 37 (5.12%) Serverless
7 34 (4.71%) GCP
7 34 (4.71%) GitHub
8 27 (3.74%) Azure Active Directory
9 22 (3.05%) Power Platform
10 19 (2.63%) Microsoft 365
11 16 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (1.94%) Amazon EKS
13 12 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (1.66%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
15 9 (1.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 8 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (1.11%) BlazeMeter
16 8 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.49%) Firewall
2 11 (1.52%) VPN
3 10 (1.39%) DNS
4 9 (1.25%) DHCP
4 9 (1.25%) Network Security
5 7 (0.97%) LAN
5 7 (0.97%) WAN
6 6 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (0.83%) Software-Defined Networking
7 5 (0.69%) Cisco Firepower
7 5 (0.69%) Cisco ISE
7 5 (0.69%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.69%) Internet
7 5 (0.69%) SAN
7 5 (0.69%) SD-WAN
7 5 (0.69%) Skype
7 5 (0.69%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.55%) HTTP
9 3 (0.42%) VoIP
10 2 (0.28%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.54%) Big Data
3 37 (5.12%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (3.88%) NoSQL
5 19 (2.63%) Power BI
6 18 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (2.35%) MySQL
8 16 (2.22%) Relational Database
9 15 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
10 12 (1.66%) MongoDB
10 12 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (1.52%) Hadoop
11 11 (1.52%) OLTP
12 10 (1.39%) GIS
12 10 (1.39%) MariaDB
12 10 (1.39%) Oracle Database
12 10 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (1.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 9 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
13 9 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 102 (14.13%) Jenkins
2 62 (8.59%) Git (software)
3 46 (6.37%) GitLab
4 44 (6.09%) JIRA
5 31 (4.29%) Selenium
6 28 (3.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 26 (3.60%) JMeter
7 26 (3.60%) Maven
8 17 (2.35%) Cucumber
8 17 (2.35%) JUnit
8 17 (2.35%) LoadRunner
9 14 (1.94%) Mockito
9 14 (1.94%) NeoLoad
10 12 (1.66%) Bitbucket
10 12 (1.66%) SoapUI
11 9 (1.25%) REST Assured
12 8 (1.11%) eggPlant
12 8 (1.11%) Vagrant
12 8 (1.11%) WebDriver
13 7 (0.97%) SonarQube
General
1 153 (21.19%) Public Sector
2 147 (20.36%) Social Skills
3 86 (11.91%) Finance
4 46 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (6.23%) Marketing
6 34 (4.71%) Law
7 28 (3.88%) Presentation Skills
8 22 (3.05%) Retail
9 20 (2.77%) Manufacturing
10 18 (2.49%) Influencing Skills
11 17 (2.35%) Organisational Skills
12 16 (2.22%) Telecoms
13 13 (1.80%) Games
14 12 (1.66%) Electronics
15 10 (1.39%) Legal
15 10 (1.39%) Local Government
16 5 (0.69%) Banking
16 5 (0.69%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.69%) Public Speaking
17 4 (0.55%) Police
Job Titles
1 127 (17.59%) Architect
2 95 (13.16%) Consultant
3 93 (12.88%) Developer
4 80 (11.08%) DevOps Engineer
5 49 (6.79%) Analyst
6 47 (6.51%) Java Developer
7 36 (4.99%) AWS DevOps
8 35 (4.85%) Service Manager
9 34 (4.71%) Delivery Manager
10 31 (4.29%) Software Engineer
11 30 (4.16%) Cloud Architect
12 29 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
13 26 (3.60%) Business Analyst
14 24 (3.32%) AWS Engineer
14 24 (3.32%) Service Delivery Manager
15 22 (3.05%) Azure Engineer
15 22 (3.05%) Java Engineer
16 21 (2.91%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 21 (2.91%) Data Engineer
17 20 (2.77%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (5.96%) Spring
2 39 (5.40%) Web Services
3 38 (5.26%) REST
4 34 (4.71%) React
5 29 (4.02%) HTML
5 29 (4.02%) Node.js
6 28 (3.88%) CSS
7 27 (3.74%) CGI
8 19 (2.63%) AngularJS
8 19 (2.63%) RESTful
9 18 (2.49%) Elastic Stack
9 18 (2.49%) HTML5
9 18 (2.49%) SOAP
10 16 (2.22%) .NET
10 16 (2.22%) CSS3
10 16 (2.22%) Middleware
11 14 (1.94%) Hibernate
12 12 (1.66%) JSON
12 12 (1.66%) Spring Boot
13 11 (1.52%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.51%) Public Cloud
2 22 (3.05%) Cloud Native
2 22 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (2.91%) Management Information System
4 14 (1.94%) Data Centre
4 14 (1.94%) User Experience
5 13 (1.80%) PKI
6 11 (1.52%) Clustering
6 11 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (1.39%) Replication
8 9 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (0.97%) CMDB
10 5 (0.69%) Internet of Things
10 5 (0.69%) NHS
10 5 (0.69%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (0.55%) Linked Data
11 4 (0.55%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.55%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.55%) Semantic Web
11 4 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 105 (14.54%) Linux
2 54 (7.48%) Windows
3 23 (3.19%) Windows Server
4 22 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (2.22%) Unix
6 14 (1.94%) CentOS
7 6 (0.83%) Android
7 6 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.83%) Ubuntu
7 6 (0.83%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.42%) Debian
10 2 (0.28%) AIX
10 2 (0.28%) SUSE
10 2 (0.28%) VMS
10 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (44.32%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (28.39%) DevOps
3 102 (14.13%) Software Engineering
4 99 (13.71%) Scrum
5 91 (12.60%) Open Source
6 90 (12.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 82 (11.36%) Analytics
7 82 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
8 69 (9.56%) Cybersecurity
9 61 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
10 58 (8.03%) Microservices
10 58 (8.03%) Test Automation
11 52 (7.20%) Configuration Management
12 50 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
12 50 (6.93%) ITIL
13 49 (6.79%) Project Delivery
14 45 (6.23%) Migration
15 44 (6.09%) Project Management
16 41 (5.68%) BDD
16 41 (5.68%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 131 (18.14%) Java
2 103 (14.27%) Python
3 67 (9.28%) C
4 64 (8.86%) SQL
5 61 (8.45%) JavaScript
6 48 (6.65%) PowerShell
7 30 (4.16%) Bash Shell
8 25 (3.46%) Ruby
9 24 (3.32%) C#
10 16 (2.22%) Java 8
11 12 (1.66%) C++
12 10 (1.39%) Go
12 10 (1.39%) Perl
13 8 (1.11%) Groovy
14 6 (0.83%) PHP
14 6 (0.83%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.83%) TypeScript
14 6 (0.83%) VBScript
15 4 (0.55%) PHP 7
15 4 (0.55%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 722 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 99 (13.71%) DV Cleared
3 51 (7.06%) Degree
4 19 (2.63%) Oracle Certification
5 13 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (1.52%) CISSP
7 10 (1.39%) OCP
8 9 (1.25%) AWS Certification
8 9 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (0.97%) CISM
9 7 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.97%) TOGAF Certification
10 6 (0.83%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.55%) CCNP
12 4 (0.55%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.55%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.60%) QA
2 15 (2.08%) SLA
3 11 (1.52%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.25%) GDPR
5 7 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.83%) NCSC
7 5 (0.69%) Accessibility
8 3 (0.42%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.42%) NIST
9 2 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.28%) WCAG
10 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.14%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.14%) GRC
10 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.14%) IFRS
10 1 (0.14%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 1 (0.14%) PMO
10 1 (0.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 100 (13.85%) Docker
2 40 (5.54%) Active Directory
3 23 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.69%) Postfix
5 5 (0.69%) VMware NSX
6 4 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.55%) vSphere
7 3 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.28%) HDFS
8 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.14%) Ceph
9 1 (0.14%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.14%) KVM
9 1 (0.14%) Lustre
9 1 (0.14%) NFS
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.14%) Samba
9 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 107 (14.82%) Kubernetes
2 84 (11.63%) Terraform
3 58 (8.03%) Ansible
4 32 (4.43%) Puppet
5 20 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (2.35%) Grafana
6 17 (2.35%) Packer
7 16 (2.22%) Prometheus
8 14 (1.94%) Graphite
9 13 (1.80%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 11 (1.52%) Consul
10 11 (1.52%) SCOM
11 8 (1.11%) CFEngine
11 8 (1.11%) Docker Swarm
11 8 (1.11%) Istio
12 6 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.83%) Nagios
13 5 (0.69%) FortiGate
13 5 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 84 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 73 (10.11%) Oracle
3 30 (4.16%) Google
4 26 (3.60%) VMware
5 14 (1.94%) SAP
6 11 (1.52%) Cisco
6 11 (1.52%) Red Hat
7 9 (1.25%) Adobe
7 9 (1.25%) Hyperion
8 8 (1.11%) NetApp
9 7 (0.97%) Delphix
9 7 (0.97%) Remedy
9 7 (0.97%) Sitecore
10 6 (0.83%) CA
10 6 (0.83%) Fortinet
10 6 (0.83%) SolarWinds
11 5 (0.69%) HP
12 4 (0.55%) Apple
12 4 (0.55%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.55%) Cloudera