Period
to 18 January 2022

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 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > London
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 238 131 318
Rank change year-on-year -107 +187 -16
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 795 578 527
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.57% 2.45% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.69% 13.20% 5.31%
Number of salaries quoted 610 471 413
10th Percentile £44,875 £40,000 £34,672
25th Percentile £55,274 £50,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £56,675
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% +10.28% -9.32%
75th Percentile £87,500 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £81,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £53,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +8.49% +6.00%

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 9,150 4,380 9,923
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.09% 18.56% 19.48%
Number of salaries quoted 5,607 3,530 7,666
10th Percentile £39,000 £38,725 £31,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £95,000
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 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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 -16 90 £65,000 -7.14% 46
South London -36 69 £75,000 +20.00% 8
West London -54 24 £52,500 +25.00% 27
East London -26 15 £95,000 +115.91% 15
North London - 1 £31,750 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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.

1 795 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 387 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
3 217 (27.30%) AWS
4 206 (25.91%) Azure
5 185 (23.27%) Social Skills
6 181 (22.77%) DevOps
7 164 (20.63%) Public Sector
8 148 (18.62%) Java
9 140 (17.61%) Software Engineering
10 132 (16.60%) Python
11 120 (15.09%) Mentoring
12 100 (12.58%) Finance
13 99 (12.45%) Linux
14 94 (11.82%) Open Source
14 94 (11.82%) Cybersecurity
15 91 (11.45%) Scrum
16 89 (11.19%) Kubernetes
17 86 (10.82%) Microsoft
18 84 (10.57%) Analytics
18 84 (10.57%) Jenkins
19 83 (10.44%) Oracle
20 78 (9.81%) Docker
21 77 (9.69%) C
21 77 (9.69%) Stakeholder Management
22 74 (9.31%) Greenfield Project
23 72 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
23 72 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
23 72 (9.06%) Microservices
23 72 (9.06%) DV Cleared
24 66 (8.30%) PostgreSQL

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 20 (2.52%) Confluence
2 19 (2.39%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.89%) GeoServer
3 15 (1.89%) SAS
4 11 (1.38%) IIS
5 9 (1.13%) WinCC
6 8 (1.01%) Apache
7 7 (0.88%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.63%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.50%) CMS
9 4 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.38%) Primavera
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 217 (27.30%) AWS
2 206 (25.91%) Azure
3 62 (7.80%) GCP
4 49 (6.16%) PaaS
5 46 (5.79%) IaaS
6 44 (5.53%) SaaS
7 25 (3.14%) Microsoft 365
8 23 (2.89%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (2.64%) Power Platform
10 20 (2.52%) iPaaS
11 18 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
12 17 (2.14%) Serverless
13 14 (1.76%) GitHub
14 13 (1.64%) OpenShift
15 11 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (1.26%) AtomSphere
16 10 (1.26%) Boomi
17 9 (1.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 8 (1.01%) AWS KMS
19 7 (0.88%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.40%) Firewall
2 19 (2.39%) HTTP
2 19 (2.39%) VPN
3 14 (1.76%) Network Security
4 13 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (1.51%) DNS
5 12 (1.51%) Ethernet
6 9 (1.13%) LAN
6 9 (1.13%) WAN
7 6 (0.75%) Cisco Firepower
7 6 (0.75%) Profibus
8 5 (0.63%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (0.63%) SNMP
8 5 (0.63%) VLAN
9 4 (0.50%) DHCP
9 4 (0.50%) SD-WAN
9 4 (0.50%) VoIP
10 3 (0.38%) 5G
10 3 (0.38%) SMTP
10 3 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (8.30%) PostgreSQL
2 52 (6.54%) Big Data
3 31 (3.90%) SQL Server
4 25 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (2.77%) Relational Database
6 21 (2.64%) GIS
7 18 (2.26%) Amazon RDS
8 16 (2.01%) Power BI
9 15 (1.89%) Hadoop
9 15 (1.89%) NoSQL
9 15 (1.89%) QGIS
10 12 (1.51%) MySQL
10 12 (1.51%) Oracle Database
11 11 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
12 9 (1.13%) Tableau
13 8 (1.01%) Amazon Aurora
13 8 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
13 8 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
14 7 (0.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 7 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 84 (10.57%) Jenkins
2 62 (7.80%) Git (software)
3 40 (5.03%) JIRA
4 36 (4.53%) Maven
5 27 (3.40%) GitLab
6 24 (3.02%) JUnit
7 17 (2.14%) Mockito
7 17 (2.14%) Selenium
7 17 (2.14%) SonarQube
7 17 (2.14%) Sonatype Nexus
8 15 (1.89%) Bitbucket
8 15 (1.89%) DbUnit
8 15 (1.89%) jMock
9 14 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (1.51%) Cucumber
11 10 (1.26%) JMeter
12 8 (1.01%) Gatling
12 8 (1.01%) REST Assured
13 7 (0.88%) SoapUI
13 7 (0.88%) WebDriver
General
1 185 (23.27%) Social Skills
2 164 (20.63%) Public Sector
3 100 (12.58%) Finance
4 53 (6.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 43 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (3.52%) Presentation Skills
7 24 (3.02%) Military
8 23 (2.89%) Advertising
8 23 (2.89%) Law
8 23 (2.89%) Marketing
9 19 (2.39%) Retail
10 16 (2.01%) Aerospace
10 16 (2.01%) Telecoms
11 13 (1.64%) Manufacturing
11 13 (1.64%) Police
12 11 (1.38%) Influencing Skills
12 11 (1.38%) Organisational Skills
13 9 (1.13%) Electronics
14 8 (1.01%) Games
15 7 (0.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 140 (17.61%) Architect
2 124 (15.60%) Developer
3 69 (8.68%) Consultant
3 69 (8.68%) Software Engineer
4 66 (8.30%) Analyst
5 55 (6.92%) Java Developer
6 52 (6.54%) Solutions Architect
7 40 (5.03%) DevOps Engineer
8 32 (4.03%) Business Analyst
9 25 (3.14%) Cloud Engineer
10 24 (3.02%) Security Architect
11 23 (2.89%) Project Manager
12 20 (2.52%) Platform Engineer
13 18 (2.26%) AWS Engineer
13 18 (2.26%) Azure Architect
13 18 (2.26%) Systems Engineer
14 17 (2.14%) Azure Engineer
14 17 (2.14%) Senior Consultant
14 17 (2.14%) Senior Developer
14 17 (2.14%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (6.42%) Spring
2 48 (6.04%) React
3 43 (5.41%) REST
4 33 (4.15%) Web Services
5 31 (3.90%) CSS
6 27 (3.40%) RESTful
7 26 (3.27%) SOAP
8 25 (3.14%) .NET
8 25 (3.14%) AngularJS
9 21 (2.64%) HTML
10 19 (2.39%) Hibernate
11 18 (2.26%) ActiveMQ
12 17 (2.14%) Spring Cloud
13 16 (2.01%) PostGIS
13 16 (2.01%) PowerMock
14 15 (1.89%) Leaflet
14 15 (1.89%) OpenLayers
15 13 (1.64%) Spring Boot
16 11 (1.38%) Node.js
17 10 (1.26%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 74 (9.31%) Greenfield Project
2 40 (5.03%) Cloud Native
3 37 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 34 (4.28%) Public Cloud
5 30 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
6 27 (3.40%) User Experience
7 24 (3.02%) SCADA
8 17 (2.14%) NHS
9 15 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
10 14 (1.76%) Data Centre
11 10 (1.26%) Security Operations Centre
12 8 (1.01%) Private Cloud
12 8 (1.01%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.88%) Cybercrime
14 6 (0.75%) CMDB
14 6 (0.75%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.63%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.63%) Mainframe
15 5 (0.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 99 (12.45%) Linux
2 54 (6.79%) Windows
3 30 (3.77%) Unix
4 17 (2.14%) Ubuntu
5 16 (2.01%) Windows Server
6 12 (1.51%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.01%) Android
8 7 (0.88%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.50%) CentOS
9 4 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.50%) VMS
9 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.13%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (22.77%) DevOps
3 140 (17.61%) Software Engineering
4 120 (15.09%) Mentoring
5 94 (11.82%) Cybersecurity
5 94 (11.82%) Open Source
6 91 (11.45%) Scrum
7 84 (10.57%) Analytics
8 77 (9.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 72 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
9 72 (9.06%) Microservices
9 72 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
10 61 (7.67%) Project Delivery
11 57 (7.17%) Coaching
11 57 (7.17%) Migration
12 54 (6.79%) Configuration Management
12 54 (6.79%) SDLC
13 51 (6.42%) Project Management
14 44 (5.53%) OO
15 43 (5.41%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 148 (18.62%) Java
2 132 (16.60%) Python
3 77 (9.69%) C
4 64 (8.05%) SQL
5 54 (6.79%) JavaScript
6 40 (5.03%) C++
7 37 (4.65%) C#
8 21 (2.64%) Bash
9 16 (2.01%) PowerShell
10 14 (1.76%) Ruby
11 13 (1.64%) Java 8
11 13 (1.64%) R
12 12 (1.51%) Go
13 11 (1.38%) Perl
14 10 (1.26%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.88%) Java 11
15 7 (0.88%) Scala
15 7 (0.88%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.88%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.50%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 795 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 72 (9.06%) DV Cleared
3 66 (8.30%) Degree
4 46 (5.79%) CISSP
5 30 (3.77%) CISM
6 21 (2.64%) HNC
6 21 (2.64%) HND
7 14 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.88%) AWS Certification
10 7 (0.88%) CEH
10 7 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (0.75%) CCNA
11 6 (0.75%) CCNP
12 5 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.50%) CESG Certified Professional
13 4 (0.50%) CREST Certified
13 4 (0.50%) OSCP
13 4 (0.50%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.03%) QA
2 25 (3.14%) NIST
3 24 (3.02%) NCSC
4 21 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.89%) SLA
6 13 (1.64%) Data Quality
7 11 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials
8 10 (1.26%) GDPR
8 10 (1.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 9 (1.13%) Accessibility
10 7 (0.88%) JSP 440
11 5 (0.63%) GRC
11 5 (0.63%) PMO
12 4 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.50%) IEC 61131
12 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.38%) IEC 61508
13 3 (0.38%) RMADS
14 1 (0.13%) COBIT
14 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 78 (9.81%) Docker
2 23 (2.89%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (2.14%) Postfix
5 14 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.50%) Firmware
7 4 (0.50%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.50%) vSphere
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.25%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.13%) HDFS
10 1 (0.13%) KVM
10 1 (0.13%) Lustre
10 1 (0.13%) NFS
10 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 89 (11.19%) Kubernetes
2 66 (8.30%) Terraform
3 46 (5.79%) Ansible
4 17 (2.14%) Puppet
5 15 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.38%) Nessus
7 7 (0.88%) Nagios
7 7 (0.88%) Packer
8 6 (0.75%) CFEngine
8 6 (0.75%) Consul
8 6 (0.75%) Grafana
8 6 (0.75%) Prometheus
8 6 (0.75%) SCCM
9 5 (0.63%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.50%) Control-M
10 4 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.38%) CASB
11 3 (0.38%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 86 (10.82%) Microsoft
2 83 (10.44%) Oracle
3 47 (5.91%) ServiceNow
4 35 (4.40%) Google
5 23 (2.89%) VMware
6 19 (2.39%) SAP
7 18 (2.26%) Talend
8 17 (2.14%) Informatica
9 16 (2.01%) MuleSoft
9 16 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (1.89%) Siemens
11 14 (1.76%) Cisco
11 14 (1.76%) Dell
12 12 (1.51%) IBM
13 10 (1.26%) Databricks
13 10 (1.26%) Red Hat
13 10 (1.26%) Rockwell
14 8 (1.01%) Sonatype
15 7 (0.88%) SolarWinds
16 6 (0.75%) SnapLogic