Period
to

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

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > London
6 months to
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 302 203 227
Rank change year-on-year -99 +24 +70
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 1,015 753 497
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.35% 1.84% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.08% 10.12% 7.58%
Number of salaries quoted 459 565 365
10th Percentile £39,090 £39,700 £32,740
25th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £44,371
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% +13.04% -8.00%
75th Percentile £81,750 £80,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £82,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,235
% change year-on-year - +5.29% -0.50%

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 14,342 7,440 6,557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.04% 18.18% 19.85%
Number of salaries quoted 6,056 4,912 5,018
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £32,750
25th Percentile £48,750 £48,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
Median % change year-on-year - +6.12% +2.08%
75th Percentile £85,000 £84,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £101,250 £100,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 28 June 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 28 June 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
Jobs
Central London +29 238 £70,000 +12.00% 44
South London -40 83 £38,288 -38.74% 7
West London -22 41 £48,500 -1.02% 13
East London -41 13 £74,000 +13.85% 5
North London - 2 £48,375 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1,015 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 388 (38.23%) Agile
3 381 (37.54%) Social Skills
4 251 (24.73%) Cybersecurity
5 249 (24.53%) Microsoft
6 244 (24.04%) AWS
7 234 (23.05%) Python
8 223 (21.97%) Azure
9 220 (21.67%) DevOps
10 187 (18.42%) Software Engineering
11 183 (18.03%) Linux
12 181 (17.83%) Java
13 165 (16.26%) Public Sector
14 163 (16.06%) Microsoft Office
15 145 (14.29%) Kubernetes
16 140 (13.79%) Degree
17 132 (13.00%) Docker
17 132 (13.00%) Software Licensing
18 128 (12.61%) Adobe
19 127 (12.51%) Apple
20 125 (12.32%) DV Cleared
20 125 (12.32%) CI/CD
21 124 (12.22%) Problem-Solving
22 121 (11.92%) Finance
23 116 (11.43%) Windows
24 115 (11.33%) Project Management
25 111 (10.94%) ITIL
25 111 (10.94%) Asset Management
26 108 (10.64%) Software Asset Management
27 106 (10.44%) Process Improvement

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 26 (2.56%) Confluence
2 25 (2.46%) GeoServer
3 16 (1.58%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.28%) Apache
5 11 (1.08%) Apache Spark
6 10 (0.99%) SAS
7 8 (0.79%) IIS
7 8 (0.79%) WinCC
8 6 (0.59%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.20%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.099%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.099%) CMS
10 1 (0.099%) Ethereum
10 1 (0.099%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.099%) Hyperledger
10 1 (0.099%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.099%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 163 (16.06%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (3.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 17 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.49%) Maple
6 2 (0.20%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.099%) InVision
7 1 (0.099%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.099%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.099%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.099%) Maximo
4 1 (0.099%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.099%) Oracle Manufacturing
4 1 (0.099%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.099%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.099%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.099%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.099%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.099%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (0.099%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 244 (24.04%) AWS
2 223 (21.97%) Azure
3 68 (6.70%) GCP
4 41 (4.04%) Microsoft 365
5 38 (3.74%) Azure DevOps
6 37 (3.65%) AWS CloudFormation
7 32 (3.15%) PaaS
8 30 (2.96%) SaaS
9 28 (2.76%) IaaS
9 28 (2.76%) OpenShift
10 23 (2.27%) GitHub
11 20 (1.97%) Power Platform
12 15 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
13 14 (1.38%) Power Automate
13 14 (1.38%) PowerApps
13 14 (1.38%) Serverless
14 12 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
15 11 (1.08%) Amazon EKS
16 10 (0.99%) Amazon ECS
16 10 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.35%) VPN
2 30 (2.96%) Firewall
2 30 (2.96%) TCP/IP
3 29 (2.86%) WAN
4 28 (2.76%) HTTP
5 26 (2.56%) LAN
6 24 (2.36%) DNS
7 20 (1.97%) Network Security
8 18 (1.77%) BGP
8 18 (1.77%) OSPF
9 17 (1.67%) MPLS
10 16 (1.58%) Broadband
11 12 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (0.99%) Ethernet
13 9 (0.89%) DHCP
13 9 (0.89%) Software-Defined Networking
14 8 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (0.59%) Cisco Firepower
15 6 (0.59%) SD-WAN
16 5 (0.49%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (8.08%) PostgreSQL
2 35 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 31 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
4 29 (2.86%) Big Data
5 25 (2.46%) GIS
5 25 (2.46%) QGIS
6 20 (1.97%) Hadoop
7 15 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (1.38%) NoSQL
9 10 (0.99%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (0.79%) MySQL
12 6 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (0.59%) Apache Hive
12 6 (0.59%) Pentaho
12 6 (0.59%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.49%) Impala
13 5 (0.49%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.49%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 68 (6.70%) Git (software)
2 62 (6.11%) Jenkins
3 54 (5.32%) JIRA
4 26 (2.56%) GitLab
5 22 (2.17%) Artifactory
6 20 (1.97%) Selenium
7 19 (1.87%) Sonatype Nexus
8 17 (1.67%) Cucumber
9 16 (1.58%) Bitbucket
10 13 (1.28%) JUnit
11 12 (1.18%) Subversion
12 10 (0.99%) TestNG
13 9 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
13 9 (0.89%) Postman
14 8 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (0.79%) NUnit
15 6 (0.59%) Oracle APEX
16 5 (0.49%) JMeter
16 5 (0.49%) Maven
17 4 (0.39%) LoadRunner
General
1 381 (37.54%) Social Skills
2 165 (16.26%) Public Sector
3 121 (11.92%) Finance
4 81 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
5 68 (6.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 51 (5.02%) Presentation Skills
7 42 (4.14%) Military
7 42 (4.14%) Retail
8 37 (3.65%) Electronics
9 36 (3.55%) Police
10 35 (3.45%) Telecoms
11 25 (2.46%) Marketing
12 24 (2.36%) Aviation
13 21 (2.07%) Law
14 16 (1.58%) Advertising
15 15 (1.48%) Aerospace
16 14 (1.38%) Banking
16 14 (1.38%) Influencing Skills
16 14 (1.38%) Manufacturing
17 12 (1.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 159 (15.67%) Consultant
2 125 (12.32%) Software Engineer
3 95 (9.36%) Developer
4 93 (9.16%) Analyst
5 85 (8.37%) Architect
6 77 (7.59%) DevOps Engineer
7 52 (5.12%) Graduate
8 50 (4.93%) Cloud Engineer
9 46 (4.53%) Senior Manager
10 38 (3.74%) Graduate Software Engineer
11 36 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
12 34 (3.35%) Business Analyst
12 34 (3.35%) Project Manager
13 30 (2.96%) Graduate Systems Engineer
13 30 (2.96%) Network Engineer
13 30 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
14 26 (2.56%) Platform Engineer
15 25 (2.46%) Control Systems Engineer
15 25 (2.46%) Geospatial Engineer
15 25 (2.46%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (5.81%) Spring
2 58 (5.71%) React
3 57 (5.62%) .NET
4 45 (4.43%) Kafka
5 44 (4.33%) CSS
6 31 (3.05%) HTML
6 31 (3.05%) Java EE
7 30 (2.96%) .NET Framework
8 27 (2.66%) PostGIS
9 25 (2.46%) Leaflet
9 25 (2.46%) OpenLayers
9 25 (2.46%) Spring Boot
10 24 (2.36%) Entity Framework
11 22 (2.17%) CORBA
11 22 (2.17%) Node.js
12 19 (1.87%) AngularJS
12 19 (1.87%) SOAP
13 18 (1.77%) XML
14 17 (1.67%) REST
15 14 (1.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 73 (7.19%) Management Information System
2 65 (6.40%) Self-Motivation
3 40 (3.94%) Cloud Native
4 37 (3.65%) Data Centre
5 32 (3.15%) SCADA
6 24 (2.36%) Cyberattack
7 16 (1.58%) Public Cloud
8 13 (1.28%) Cyber Defence
9 12 (1.18%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.08%) Cybercrime
11 10 (0.99%) Algorithms
12 9 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
12 9 (0.89%) NHS
13 8 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (0.79%) User Experience
14 7 (0.69%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
14 7 (0.69%) Low-Code
14 7 (0.69%) Robotics
15 5 (0.49%) Insider Threat
Operating Systems
1 183 (18.03%) Linux
2 116 (11.43%) Windows
3 35 (3.45%) Ubuntu
4 30 (2.96%) Unix
5 27 (2.66%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.58%) Android
6 16 (1.58%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.89%) CentOS
9 7 (0.69%) Amazon Linux
9 7 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (0.49%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.20%) Debian
13 1 (0.099%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.099%) Solaris
13 1 (0.099%) VMS
13 1 (0.099%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (38.23%) Agile
2 251 (24.73%) Cybersecurity
3 220 (21.67%) DevOps
4 187 (18.42%) Software Engineering
5 132 (13.00%) Software Licensing
6 125 (12.32%) CI/CD
7 124 (12.22%) Problem-Solving
8 115 (11.33%) Project Management
9 111 (10.94%) Asset Management
9 111 (10.94%) ITIL
10 108 (10.64%) Software Asset Management
11 106 (10.44%) Process Improvement
12 105 (10.34%) Scrum
13 97 (9.56%) IT Asset Management
14 91 (8.97%) SDLC
15 86 (8.47%) Project Delivery
16 84 (8.28%) Infrastructure as Code
17 80 (7.88%) Configuration Management
18 68 (6.70%) Open Source
19 67 (6.60%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 234 (23.05%) Python
2 181 (17.83%) Java
3 94 (9.26%) C#
4 86 (8.47%) C++
5 85 (8.37%) JavaScript
6 79 (7.78%) SQL
7 66 (6.50%) C
8 52 (5.12%) Bash
9 34 (3.35%) Go
10 33 (3.25%) Ruby
11 31 (3.05%) Perl
12 25 (2.46%) Shell Script
13 21 (2.07%) PowerShell
14 20 (1.97%) VB
15 17 (1.67%) R
16 9 (0.89%) PL/SQL
17 8 (0.79%) Scala
18 5 (0.49%) HiveQL
18 5 (0.49%) MATLAB
18 5 (0.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,015 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 140 (13.79%) Degree
3 125 (12.32%) DV Cleared
4 32 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 31 (3.05%) CISSP
6 29 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (2.66%) CCNP
8 26 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 25 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (2.07%) CISM
11 18 (1.77%) AWS Certification
12 17 (1.67%) CCIE
13 11 (1.08%) HND
14 8 (0.79%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.79%) HNC
15 7 (0.69%) CISA
15 7 (0.69%) PMI Certification
16 6 (0.59%) CEH
16 6 (0.59%) Master's Degree
17 5 (0.49%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.35%) PMO
1 34 (3.35%) QA
2 30 (2.96%) SLA
3 27 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.87%) GDPR
4 19 (1.87%) NIST
5 17 (1.67%) COBIT
6 16 (1.58%) NCSC
7 10 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.59%) GRC
9 6 (0.59%) IEC 61131
10 4 (0.39%) Accessibility
10 4 (0.39%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.39%) DO-178B
10 4 (0.39%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.099%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.099%) PMBOK
System Software
1 132 (13.00%) Docker
2 39 (3.84%) Active Directory
3 30 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (2.07%) VMware NSX
5 14 (1.38%) LXC
6 7 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (0.59%) HDFS
8 5 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.30%) vSphere
10 2 (0.20%) Postfix
10 2 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.099%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.099%) Lustre
Systems Management
1 145 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 98 (9.66%) Terraform
3 88 (8.67%) Ansible
4 23 (2.27%) Puppet
5 21 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.89%) Consul
7 6 (0.59%) Istio
7 6 (0.59%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.39%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.39%) Kubeflow
9 4 (0.39%) Nagios
9 4 (0.39%) Nessus
9 4 (0.39%) Packer
9 4 (0.39%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.39%) SCCM
9 4 (0.39%) Suricata
10 3 (0.30%) CFEngine
10 3 (0.30%) FreeIPA
10 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 249 (24.53%) Microsoft
2 128 (12.61%) Adobe
3 127 (12.51%) Apple
4 66 (6.50%) Oracle
5 44 (4.33%) VMware
6 35 (3.45%) Cisco
7 31 (3.05%) Google
8 25 (2.46%) Fortinet
9 23 (2.27%) Atlassian
9 23 (2.27%) CheckPoint
10 20 (1.97%) Palo Alto
11 18 (1.77%) F5
11 18 (1.77%) Red Hat
11 18 (1.77%) SAP
12 17 (1.67%) Citrix
13 15 (1.48%) ServiceNow
14 13 (1.28%) Snow
15 10 (0.99%) NEC
15 10 (0.99%) Northgate
16 9 (0.89%) Siemens