Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > London
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 137 288 288
Rank change year-on-year +151 0 +112
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 756 513 719
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.46% 1.10% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.32% 5.64% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 638 364 450
10th Percentile £39,342 £34,672 £40,000
25th Percentile £49,000 £44,153 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £57,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% -11.54% +13.04%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £86,625 £82,125 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +8.11%

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 5,675 9,098 13,149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.50% 19.43% 21.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4,320 6,989 9,884
10th Percentile £37,510 £31,950 £31,250
25th Percentile £49,963 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

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 12 April 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 12 April 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
South London +57 161 £62,500 +4.17% 9
Central London +139 119 £67,500 +35.00% 28
East London +19 6 £55,000 -15.38% 3
West London +27 4 £50,000 -13.04% 20
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 756 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 349 (46.16%) Agile Software Development
3 256 (33.86%) AWS
4 248 (32.80%) DevOps
5 171 (22.62%) Azure
6 143 (18.92%) Java
7 138 (18.25%) Public Sector
8 130 (17.20%) Linux
9 128 (16.93%) Python
10 127 (16.80%) Docker
11 125 (16.53%) Kubernetes
12 123 (16.27%) Software Engineering
13 117 (15.48%) DV Cleared
14 107 (14.15%) Scrum
15 105 (13.89%) Jenkins
16 102 (13.49%) Terraform
17 98 (12.96%) Open Source
18 96 (12.70%) Microsoft
19 83 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
20 81 (10.71%) SQL
21 80 (10.58%) Ansible
22 78 (10.32%) Test Automation
23 77 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
24 72 (9.52%) C
25 69 (9.13%) JavaScript
25 69 (9.13%) TDD
26 62 (8.20%) Oracle
27 61 (8.07%) Cybersecurity
28 60 (7.94%) Analytics
28 60 (7.94%) 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 35 (4.63%) Confluence
2 26 (3.44%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.72%) CMS
3 13 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
4 9 (1.19%) ArcGIS
5 7 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.66%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.53%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.40%) Red Hat Fuse
9 2 (0.26%) Apache
9 2 (0.26%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.13%) IIS
10 1 (0.13%) JBoss
10 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (0.40%) OrCAD
3 3 (0.40%) SPSS
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.13%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 11 (1.46%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle HRMS
5 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Manufacturing
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (0.26%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 256 (33.86%) AWS
2 171 (22.62%) Azure
3 53 (7.01%) IaaS
4 52 (6.88%) PaaS
5 43 (5.69%) SaaS
6 35 (4.63%) GitHub
6 35 (4.63%) Power Platform
7 34 (4.50%) Microsoft 365
8 27 (3.57%) Serverless
9 26 (3.44%) GCP
10 25 (3.31%) Azure Active Directory
11 24 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
13 12 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
14 11 (1.46%) Amazon EKS
15 10 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
16 7 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
17 5 (0.66%) Amazon S3
17 5 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
17 5 (0.66%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.25%) Firewall
2 9 (1.19%) DNS
2 9 (1.19%) LAN
2 9 (1.19%) Network Security
2 9 (1.19%) WAN
3 8 (1.06%) DHCP
3 8 (1.06%) Ethernet
4 7 (0.93%) Cisco Firepower
4 7 (0.93%) Cisco ISE
4 7 (0.93%) SD-WAN
4 7 (0.93%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.93%) VPN
5 6 (0.79%) HTTP
5 6 (0.79%) Internet
5 6 (0.79%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (0.66%) Skype
7 3 (0.40%) SAN
7 3 (0.40%) VoIP
8 2 (0.26%) PBX
8 2 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 47 (6.22%) PostgreSQL
3 44 (5.82%) Big Data
4 40 (5.29%) NoSQL
5 30 (3.97%) Power BI
6 23 (3.04%) Azure SQL Database
7 22 (2.91%) MySQL
8 21 (2.78%) Relational Database
9 19 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (2.38%) MariaDB
10 18 (2.38%) OLTP
11 16 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (1.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 11 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
14 10 (1.32%) MongoDB
14 10 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (1.32%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 105 (13.89%) Jenkins
2 60 (7.94%) Git (software)
3 59 (7.80%) GitLab
4 49 (6.48%) JIRA
5 36 (4.76%) Selenium
6 30 (3.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 27 (3.57%) JMeter
8 24 (3.17%) Maven
9 21 (2.78%) JUnit
9 21 (2.78%) LoadRunner
10 20 (2.65%) Mockito
10 20 (2.65%) NeoLoad
11 14 (1.85%) SilkPerformer
12 13 (1.72%) HP UFT
13 12 (1.59%) Cucumber
14 11 (1.46%) WebDriver
15 10 (1.32%) Bitbucket
16 9 (1.19%) Vagrant
17 8 (1.06%) DbUnit
17 8 (1.06%) SoapUI
General
1 138 (18.25%) Public Sector
2 54 (7.14%) Finance
3 47 (6.22%) Marketing
4 28 (3.70%) Law
5 25 (3.31%) Retail
6 16 (2.12%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.85%) Electronics
8 12 (1.59%) Legal
8 12 (1.59%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.06%) Local Government
10 4 (0.53%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.53%) Automotive
10 4 (0.53%) Games
10 4 (0.53%) Military
11 3 (0.40%) Banking
11 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.26%) Brand Awareness
12 2 (0.26%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.26%) Police
13 1 (0.13%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 112 (14.81%) Architect
2 97 (12.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 96 (12.70%) Developer
4 86 (11.38%) Consultant
5 69 (9.13%) AWS DevOps
6 58 (7.67%) Analyst
7 52 (6.88%) AWS Engineer
8 50 (6.61%) Java Developer
9 40 (5.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 36 (4.76%) Data Engineer
11 35 (4.63%) Administrator
12 34 (4.50%) Service Manager
13 32 (4.23%) DBA
13 32 (4.23%) Delivery Manager
14 30 (3.97%) Business Analyst
14 30 (3.97%) Java Engineer
15 28 (3.70%) Software Engineer
16 27 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
17 24 (3.17%) Service Delivery Manager
17 24 (3.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (6.08%) Spring
2 34 (4.50%) Node.js
2 34 (4.50%) React
3 33 (4.37%) HTML
4 31 (4.10%) CSS
4 31 (4.10%) Kafka
5 29 (3.84%) Web Services
6 27 (3.57%) AngularJS
6 27 (3.57%) REST
7 20 (2.65%) RESTful
7 20 (2.65%) SOAP
8 19 (2.51%) Spring Boot
9 18 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
10 17 (2.25%) HTML5
11 16 (2.12%) PowerMock
12 14 (1.85%) CSS3
13 13 (1.72%) JSON
14 12 (1.59%) Hibernate
15 11 (1.46%) .NET
16 8 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (5.03%) Public Cloud
3 29 (3.84%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.38%) Clustering
5 18 (2.38%) Replication
6 15 (1.98%) Cloud Native
6 15 (1.98%) User Experience
7 14 (1.85%) CMDB
7 14 (1.85%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.46%) PKI
9 9 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (0.93%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.79%) Internet of Things
11 6 (0.79%) Linked Data
11 6 (0.79%) Semantic Web
12 5 (0.66%) NHS
12 5 (0.66%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (0.66%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 130 (17.20%) Linux
2 54 (7.14%) Windows
3 23 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (2.25%) CentOS
4 17 (2.25%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.98%) Unix
6 7 (0.93%) Ubuntu
6 7 (0.93%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (0.66%) Debian
9 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.40%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.26%) AIX
11 2 (0.26%) Android
11 2 (0.26%) VMS
11 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.13%) SUSE
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (46.16%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (32.80%) DevOps
3 123 (16.27%) Software Engineering
4 107 (14.15%) Scrum
5 98 (12.96%) Open Source
6 83 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
7 78 (10.32%) Test Automation
8 77 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 69 (9.13%) TDD
10 61 (8.07%) Cybersecurity
11 60 (7.94%) Analytics
12 58 (7.67%) Configuration Management
13 57 (7.54%) Business Intelligence
14 54 (7.14%) ITIL
15 48 (6.35%) Infrastructure as Code
15 48 (6.35%) Microservices
16 45 (5.95%) Migration
17 44 (5.82%) Kanban
18 43 (5.69%) Problem-Solving
19 40 (5.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 143 (18.92%) Java
2 128 (16.93%) Python
3 81 (10.71%) SQL
4 72 (9.52%) C
5 69 (9.13%) JavaScript
6 31 (4.10%) Bash Shell
7 30 (3.97%) PowerShell
8 25 (3.31%) Ruby
9 17 (2.25%) C#
10 13 (1.72%) Java 8
11 12 (1.59%) C++
12 11 (1.46%) Go
13 10 (1.32%) Perl
14 9 (1.19%) T-SQL
15 8 (1.06%) Groovy
16 7 (0.93%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.53%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.40%) Assembly Language
18 3 (0.40%) Embedded C
18 3 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 756 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 117 (15.48%) DV Cleared
3 45 (5.95%) Degree
4 13 (1.72%) CISSP
5 12 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (1.46%) CISM
6 11 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (0.93%) CCNA
8 7 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
8 7 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
9 6 (0.79%) OCP
10 5 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.66%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (0.53%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.53%) CCNP
11 4 (0.53%) MCSE
12 3 (0.40%) MCP
12 3 (0.40%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.31%) QA
2 16 (2.12%) SLA
3 13 (1.72%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.66%) GDPR
5 5 (0.66%) NCSC
6 3 (0.40%) NIST
7 2 (0.26%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.26%) WCAG
8 1 (0.13%) COSHH
8 1 (0.13%) GRC
8 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.13%) MISRA
8 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 127 (16.80%) Docker
2 34 (4.50%) Active Directory
3 24 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.06%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.06%) VMware NSX
5 7 (0.93%) Postfix
6 5 (0.66%) vSphere
7 4 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.13%) Ceph
9 1 (0.13%) Firmware
9 1 (0.13%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.13%) KVM
9 1 (0.13%) Lustre
9 1 (0.13%) NFS
9 1 (0.13%) Samba
9 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 125 (16.53%) Kubernetes
2 102 (13.49%) Terraform
3 80 (10.58%) Ansible
4 40 (5.29%) Puppet
5 25 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (2.25%) Grafana
6 17 (2.25%) Prometheus
7 15 (1.98%) Packer
8 14 (1.85%) Graphite
9 12 (1.59%) Consul
10 9 (1.19%) Docker Swarm
11 8 (1.06%) CFEngine
11 8 (1.06%) Nagios
12 7 (0.93%) FortiGate
12 7 (0.93%) Istio
12 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
13 5 (0.66%) SCOM
14 3 (0.40%) Kibana
14 3 (0.40%) Opsview
14 3 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 96 (12.70%) Microsoft
2 62 (8.20%) Oracle
3 29 (3.84%) VMware
4 17 (2.25%) Google
5 16 (2.12%) Adobe
6 13 (1.72%) Sitecore
7 10 (1.32%) Cisco
7 10 (1.32%) SAP
8 9 (1.19%) OpenText
8 9 (1.19%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.06%) CA
9 8 (1.06%) Fortinet
9 8 (1.06%) Nintex
10 7 (0.93%) ESRI
10 7 (0.93%) SolarWinds
11 6 (0.79%) Atlassian
11 6 (0.79%) NetApp
11 6 (0.79%) Talend
12 5 (0.66%) Hyperion
12 5 (0.66%) Remedy