Period
to 14 December 2019

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 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > London
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 306 300 438
Rank change year-on-year -6 +138 -20
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 534 694 496
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.00% 1.04% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.11% 4.82% 2.98%
Number of salaries quoted 422 466 343
London median annual salary £56,338 £65,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% +13.04% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £33,550
90th Percentile £81,250 £93,750 £82,500
England median annual salary £54,000 £51,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.85% +14.44% -

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 10,455 14,390 16,662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.65% 21.67% 22.49%
Number of salaries quoted 7,970 10,722 12,508
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
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 14 December 2019.

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 December 2019. 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 -7 64 £55,000 -15.38% 23
Central London -30 42 £48,250 -8.10% 23
West London +21 29 £40,000 -40.74% 23
East London +28 17 £62,500 +38.89% 5
North London +6 6 £26,000 -56.95% 2
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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.

1 534 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 174 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (20.04%) Java
4 102 (19.10%) Cybersecurity
5 100 (18.73%) DV Cleared
6 87 (16.29%) DevOps
7 86 (16.10%) Linux
8 84 (15.73%) Public Sector
9 80 (14.98%) AWS
10 75 (14.04%) Python
11 71 (13.30%) Windows
12 65 (12.17%) Microsoft
13 62 (11.61%) Degree
14 60 (11.24%) C
15 57 (10.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 57 (10.67%) Azure
16 55 (10.30%) Scrum
17 53 (9.93%) Problem-Solving
18 52 (9.74%) C#
18 52 (9.74%) Test Automation
19 51 (9.55%) Continuous Integration
19 51 (9.55%) Firewall
19 51 (9.55%) Jenkins
20 50 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
21 49 (9.18%) Software Engineering
21 49 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
22 45 (8.43%) Oracle
22 45 (8.43%) Project Management
23 44 (8.24%) Information Security
23 44 (8.24%) 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 17 (3.18%) Confluence
2 13 (2.43%) Tomcat
2 13 (2.43%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.12%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.75%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.75%) nginx
4 4 (0.75%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.56%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.56%) Camunda
5 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.56%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.37%) Apache
7 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.19%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.19%) JBoss
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.75%) Adobe XD
4 4 (0.75%) InVision
4 4 (0.75%) Sketch
4 4 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.19%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 80 (14.98%) AWS
2 57 (10.67%) Azure
3 20 (3.75%) Office 365
4 14 (2.62%) OpenShift
5 13 (2.43%) Boomi
6 12 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.50%) Amazon S3
8 8 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (1.31%) IaaS
9 7 (1.31%) SaaS
10 6 (1.12%) PaaS
11 5 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.94%) BlazeMeter
11 5 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.75%) Amazon Glacier
12 4 (0.75%) GitHub
12 4 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 51 (9.55%) Firewall
2 21 (3.93%) DNS
3 15 (2.81%) Network Security
3 15 (2.81%) TCP/IP
4 13 (2.43%) SAN
4 13 (2.43%) VPN
5 11 (2.06%) WAN
6 10 (1.87%) Internet
6 10 (1.87%) IPsec
6 10 (1.87%) LAN
6 10 (1.87%) SSH
7 9 (1.69%) OpenVPN
8 8 (1.50%) BGP
8 8 (1.50%) DHCP
8 8 (1.50%) IPv6
8 8 (1.50%) MPLS
8 8 (1.50%) RTP
9 7 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (1.31%) Cisco Firepower
10 6 (1.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.31%) Big Data
2 20 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.69%) Hadoop
4 8 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (1.31%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.94%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.75%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.56%) Power BI
9 2 (0.37%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.19%) DB2
10 1 (0.19%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.19%) QlikView
10 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 51 (9.55%) Jenkins
2 43 (8.05%) Git (software)
3 39 (7.30%) Selenium
4 33 (6.18%) WebDriver
5 27 (5.06%) JMeter
5 27 (5.06%) LoadRunner
6 21 (3.93%) NeoLoad
7 20 (3.75%) JIRA
8 19 (3.56%) SilkPerformer
9 16 (3.00%) Maven
10 14 (2.62%) InstallShield
10 14 (2.62%) JUnit
10 14 (2.62%) MSI
11 12 (2.25%) Cucumber
11 12 (2.25%) Mockito
12 10 (1.87%) REST Assured
13 9 (1.69%) DbUnit
13 9 (1.69%) jMock
13 9 (1.69%) SonarQube
14 8 (1.50%) GitLab
General
1 84 (15.73%) Public Sector
2 44 (8.24%) Finance
3 16 (3.00%) Marketing
3 16 (3.00%) Police
4 15 (2.81%) Legal
5 12 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.87%) Law
7 9 (1.69%) Military
7 9 (1.69%) Retail
8 6 (1.12%) Banking
8 6 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.94%) Billing
10 4 (0.75%) Electronics
11 3 (0.56%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.56%) Local Government
12 2 (0.37%) Fire and Rescue
13 1 (0.19%) Advertising
13 1 (0.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 79 (14.79%) Developer
2 59 (11.05%) Consultant
3 46 (8.61%) Test Engineer
4 43 (8.05%) Java Developer
5 37 (6.93%) Analyst
6 35 (6.55%) Senior Test Engineer
7 33 (6.18%) DevOps Engineer
8 31 (5.81%) Architect
9 26 (4.87%) Software Developer
10 23 (4.31%) Project Manager
11 21 (3.93%) Security Consultant
11 21 (3.93%) Support Engineer
11 21 (3.93%) Test Automation Engineer
12 19 (3.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (3.56%) Performance Engineer
12 19 (3.56%) Performance Test Engineer
12 19 (3.56%) Senior Performance Engineer
12 19 (3.56%) Software Engineer
13 18 (3.37%) Developer in Test
13 18 (3.37%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.68%) RESTful
2 20 (3.75%) Spring
3 15 (2.81%) .NET
3 15 (2.81%) Web Services
3 15 (2.81%) XML
4 12 (2.25%) SOAP
4 12 (2.25%) XML Schema
5 11 (2.06%) Apache Camel
5 11 (2.06%) J2EE
5 11 (2.06%) React
6 9 (1.69%) CSS
6 9 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
6 9 (1.69%) HTML
6 9 (1.69%) PowerMock
7 8 (1.50%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.94%) Middleware
8 5 (0.94%) REST
9 4 (0.75%) COM
9 4 (0.75%) Gherkin
9 4 (0.75%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.12%) Data Centre
3 15 (2.81%) Driving Licence
4 13 (2.43%) User Experience
5 12 (2.25%) Public Cloud
6 10 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.69%) Mobile Computing
8 5 (0.94%) CCTV
9 4 (0.75%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.75%) Graphic Design
9 4 (0.75%) Market Risk
9 4 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (0.75%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.56%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.37%) CAN bus
11 2 (0.37%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 2 (0.37%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.37%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 86 (16.10%) Linux
2 71 (13.30%) Windows
3 35 (6.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (4.12%) CentOS
5 21 (3.93%) Windows 7
6 19 (3.56%) Windows 10
7 18 (3.37%) Windows 8
8 13 (2.43%) Ubuntu
9 9 (1.69%) Debian
10 7 (1.31%) Android
11 6 (1.12%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.12%) Unix
11 6 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.94%) Windows Server
13 4 (0.75%) VMS
13 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.19%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (19.10%) Cybersecurity
3 87 (16.29%) DevOps
4 55 (10.30%) Scrum
5 53 (9.93%) Problem-Solving
6 52 (9.74%) Test Automation
7 51 (9.55%) Continuous Integration
8 50 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 49 (9.18%) Software Engineering
10 45 (8.43%) Project Management
11 44 (8.24%) Information Security
12 42 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
13 41 (7.68%) Mentoring
14 39 (7.30%) TDD
15 37 (6.93%) BDD
16 32 (5.99%) PRINCE2
17 30 (5.62%) Programme Management
18 29 (5.43%) Migration
19 27 (5.06%) Performance Testing
20 26 (4.87%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (20.04%) Java
2 75 (14.04%) Python
3 60 (11.24%) C
4 52 (9.74%) C#
5 39 (7.30%) Ruby
6 34 (6.37%) SQL
7 25 (4.68%) JavaScript
8 20 (3.75%) C++
9 14 (2.62%) Bash Shell
10 12 (2.25%) Scala
11 9 (1.69%) XQuery
12 8 (1.50%) Go
12 8 (1.50%) Groovy
13 7 (1.31%) Perl
14 6 (1.12%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.94%) R
16 4 (0.75%) VBScript
17 3 (0.56%) Java 8
18 2 (0.37%) ANSI SQL
18 2 (0.37%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 534 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 100 (18.73%) DV Cleared
3 62 (11.61%) Degree
4 38 (7.12%) CISSP
5 36 (6.74%) CISM
6 34 (6.37%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (5.06%) CCNP
9 23 (4.31%) MCSE
10 18 (3.37%) CISA
11 17 (3.18%) CESG Certified Professional
12 16 (3.00%) CRISC
13 15 (2.81%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 14 (2.62%) CREST Certified
15 13 (2.43%) ISTQB
16 11 (2.06%) CEH
16 11 (2.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 10 (1.87%) CCNA
17 10 (1.87%) OSCP
18 9 (1.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (10.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (7.68%) QA
3 26 (4.87%) NIST
4 16 (3.00%) SLA
5 12 (2.25%) GDPR
6 11 (2.06%) NIST 800
7 9 (1.69%) PCI DSS
8 8 (1.50%) NCSC
9 7 (1.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 6 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 6 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.94%) PMO
12 4 (0.75%) Data Quality
13 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
15 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 36 (6.74%) Active Directory
2 27 (5.06%) Docker
3 14 (2.62%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.62%) XenApp
4 6 (1.12%) vSphere
5 4 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.75%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.56%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.37%) KVM
7 2 (0.37%) Snort
7 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.19%) iptables
8 1 (0.19%) NFS
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 30 (5.62%) Terraform
2 27 (5.06%) Ansible
3 25 (4.68%) Puppet
4 24 (4.49%) Kubernetes
5 21 (3.93%) SCCM
6 10 (1.87%) Nagios
7 7 (1.31%) Consul
7 7 (1.31%) Grafana
7 7 (1.31%) Packer
8 6 (1.12%) Graphite
8 6 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.12%) Opsview
8 6 (1.12%) Red Hat Satellite
8 6 (1.12%) Stealthwatch
9 4 (0.75%) Salt
10 3 (0.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.56%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.56%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 65 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 45 (8.43%) Oracle
3 33 (6.18%) VMware
4 29 (5.43%) Cisco
5 25 (4.68%) Red Hat
6 18 (3.37%) CheckPoint
7 17 (3.18%) CA
8 15 (2.81%) Talend
9 14 (2.62%) Novell
10 13 (2.43%) Dell
10 13 (2.43%) MuleSoft
10 13 (2.43%) TIBCO
11 12 (2.25%) Apple
11 12 (2.25%) Palo Alto
12 9 (1.69%) Citrix
12 9 (1.69%) Google
13 8 (1.50%) F5
13 8 (1.50%) Juniper
13 8 (1.50%) SAP
14 7 (1.31%) HP