Period
to 27 September 2020

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 27 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > London
6 months to
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 155 309 354
Rank change year-on-year +154 +45 +88
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 428 562 610
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.19% 1.01% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.74% 4.99% 3.95%
Number of salaries quoted 281 445 435
Median annual salary £65,000 £57,975 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.12% -10.81% +13.04%
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £36,442
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £91,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +7.53%

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 3,986 11,269 15,443
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.37% 20.24% 22.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3,001 8,437 11,437
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £40,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 27 September 2020.

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 27 September 2020. 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 +59 90 £67,500 +12.50% 31
Central London +153 40 £56,250 +12.50% 27
West London +85 10 £42,000 +5.00% 9
East London +31 4 £66,250 -1.85% 9
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 27 September 2020, 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.

1 428 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 215 (50.23%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (26.87%) Java
4 113 (26.40%) AWS
5 92 (21.50%) DevOps
6 69 (16.12%) TDD
7 65 (15.19%) DV Cleared
8 64 (14.95%) Spring
8 64 (14.95%) Linux
9 61 (14.25%) Docker
10 59 (13.79%) Open Source
11 58 (13.55%) Cybersecurity
12 56 (13.08%) Law
13 55 (12.85%) Python
14 54 (12.62%) Public Sector
15 52 (12.15%) Microservices
15 52 (12.15%) Microsoft
16 48 (11.21%) RESTful
17 46 (10.75%) Azure
18 45 (10.51%) Test Automation
19 44 (10.28%) Terraform
20 41 (9.58%) Jenkins
21 40 (9.35%) Kubernetes
21 40 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
21 40 (9.35%) Windows
21 40 (9.35%) Migration
22 39 (9.11%) Finance
22 39 (9.11%) Cybercrime
23 38 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
23 38 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management

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 25 (5.84%) Confluence
2 16 (3.74%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.93%) Red Hat Fuse
6 4 (0.93%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.70%) SAS
7 3 (0.70%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.47%) Apache
8 2 (0.47%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.47%) CMS
8 2 (0.47%) Drupal
8 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.23%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.23%) JBoss
9 1 (0.23%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.47%) Windchill
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 113 (26.40%) AWS
2 46 (10.75%) Azure
3 22 (5.14%) Amazon EC2
4 21 (4.91%) Office 365
5 17 (3.97%) GitHub
5 17 (3.97%) Serverless
6 13 (3.04%) PaaS
7 12 (2.80%) AWS Lambda
8 11 (2.57%) IaaS
9 10 (2.34%) Amazon SQS
10 9 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (2.10%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (2.10%) SaaS
11 7 (1.64%) GCP
12 6 (1.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.93%) Amazon Kinesis
13 4 (0.93%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (0.70%) BlazeMeter
14 3 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.37%) Internet
2 16 (3.74%) Firewall
3 12 (2.80%) Skype
4 7 (1.64%) Network Security
5 6 (1.40%) DNS
5 6 (1.40%) HTTP
5 6 (1.40%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.40%) VPN
6 4 (0.93%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.93%) LAN
6 4 (0.93%) WAN
7 3 (0.70%) BGP
7 3 (0.70%) DHCP
7 3 (0.70%) MPLS
7 3 (0.70%) OpenLDAP
7 3 (0.70%) OSPF
7 3 (0.70%) SAN
7 3 (0.70%) SSL
7 3 (0.70%) VLAN
8 2 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.18%) NoSQL
2 27 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (4.91%) Big Data
4 16 (3.74%) Amazon RDS
5 14 (3.27%) SQL Server
6 9 (2.10%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.87%) HBase
8 7 (1.64%) Amazon Aurora
9 5 (1.17%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.93%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.93%) Redis
11 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.47%) Base SAS
12 2 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.47%) Power BI
12 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.47%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 2 (0.47%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 2 (0.47%) SAS Visual Analytics
13 1 (0.23%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 41 (9.58%) Jenkins
2 38 (8.88%) Git (software)
2 38 (8.88%) JUnit
3 34 (7.94%) JIRA
4 33 (7.71%) Mockito
5 23 (5.37%) GitLab
5 23 (5.37%) Maven
6 16 (3.74%) Selenium
7 15 (3.50%) Vagrant
8 14 (3.27%) DbUnit
8 14 (3.27%) jMock
9 13 (3.04%) SonarQube
10 10 (2.34%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.64%) Bitbucket Server
11 7 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (1.64%) Visual Studio
12 6 (1.40%) JMeter
13 5 (1.17%) SoapUI
13 5 (1.17%) WebDriver
General
1 56 (13.08%) Law
2 54 (12.62%) Public Sector
3 39 (9.11%) Finance
4 30 (7.01%) Back Office
5 18 (4.21%) Legal
6 15 (3.50%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.87%) Police
8 7 (1.64%) Local Government
9 6 (1.40%) Retail
10 5 (1.17%) Marketing
10 5 (1.17%) Military
11 3 (0.70%) Banking
11 3 (0.70%) Fire and Rescue
12 1 (0.23%) Advertising
12 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 106 (24.77%) Developer
2 72 (16.82%) Architect
3 63 (14.72%) Java Developer
4 34 (7.94%) DevOps Engineer
5 29 (6.78%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 23 (5.37%) AWS Engineer
7 20 (4.67%) Consultant
8 19 (4.44%) Information Manager
9 17 (3.97%) Analyst
9 17 (3.97%) AWS DevOps
10 16 (3.74%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 15 (3.50%) Business Analyst
12 14 (3.27%) Data Engineer
12 14 (3.27%) Senior Developer
12 14 (3.27%) Software Developer
13 13 (3.04%) Senior DevOps
13 13 (3.04%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 11 (2.57%) Senior Java Developer
14 11 (2.57%) Senior Manager
14 11 (2.57%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (14.95%) Spring
2 48 (11.21%) RESTful
3 33 (7.71%) REST
4 28 (6.54%) Node.js
4 28 (6.54%) Web Services
5 27 (6.31%) Apache Camel
6 26 (6.07%) AngularJS
7 25 (5.84%) SOAP
8 24 (5.61%) React
9 21 (4.91%) Hibernate
10 17 (3.97%) Kafka
10 17 (3.97%) PowerMock
11 16 (3.74%) ActiveMQ
11 16 (3.74%) JAX-RS
11 16 (3.74%) Spring Integration
12 15 (3.50%) JMS
13 14 (3.27%) WireMock
14 12 (2.80%) .NET
15 10 (2.34%) ASP.NET
15 10 (2.34%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.11%) Cybercrime
2 25 (5.84%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.80%) CMDB
4 12 (2.80%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.87%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (1.64%) Freedom of Information
8 7 (1.64%) Freedom of Information Act
8 7 (1.64%) Social Media
9 6 (1.40%) Blog
9 6 (1.40%) Cloud Native
9 6 (1.40%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.17%) User Experience
11 4 (0.93%) iPhone
11 4 (0.93%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.93%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 64 (14.95%) Linux
2 40 (9.35%) Windows
3 18 (4.21%) Ubuntu
4 12 (2.80%) Windows 10
5 11 (2.57%) Windows 7
5 11 (2.57%) Windows XP
6 9 (2.10%) Debian
6 9 (2.10%) VMS
7 5 (1.17%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.93%) Android
8 4 (0.93%) Unix
9 3 (0.70%) CentOS
9 3 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.23%) Solaris
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (50.23%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (21.50%) DevOps
3 69 (16.12%) TDD
4 59 (13.79%) Open Source
5 58 (13.55%) Cybersecurity
6 52 (12.15%) Microservices
7 45 (10.51%) Test Automation
8 40 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (9.35%) Migration
9 38 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
9 38 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 37 (8.64%) Threat Management
11 35 (8.18%) Scrum
12 29 (6.78%) Software Engineering
13 28 (6.54%) BDD
13 28 (6.54%) Information Security
13 28 (6.54%) Risk Management
14 27 (6.31%) Decision-Making
15 26 (6.07%) Dependency Injection
16 25 (5.84%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 115 (26.87%) Java
2 55 (12.85%) Python
3 37 (8.64%) JavaScript
4 35 (8.18%) SQL
5 34 (7.94%) Java 8
6 21 (4.91%) C#
7 15 (3.50%) Shell Script
8 9 (2.10%) C
9 7 (1.64%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.40%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.40%) Ruby
11 5 (1.17%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.93%) C++
13 3 (0.70%) R
13 3 (0.70%) Scala
14 2 (0.47%) ES6
14 2 (0.47%) Go
15 1 (0.23%) Perl
15 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 428 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 65 (15.19%) DV Cleared
3 30 (7.01%) Degree
4 22 (5.14%) CISSP
5 17 (3.97%) CISM
6 16 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (3.04%) MCSE
9 12 (2.80%) CCNA
10 11 (2.57%) CTC Cleared
10 11 (2.57%) MCP
10 11 (2.57%) MCSA
11 9 (2.10%) CISA
12 8 (1.87%) CLAS
12 8 (1.87%) GIAC
13 7 (1.64%) OSCP
13 7 (1.64%) TOGAF Certification
14 6 (1.40%) DBS Check
14 6 (1.40%) Network+ Certification
14 6 (1.40%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (4.91%) QA
3 7 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (1.40%) PMO
5 5 (1.17%) SLA
6 4 (0.93%) GDPR
6 4 (0.93%) NCSC
6 4 (0.93%) NIST
7 3 (0.70%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.70%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.47%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.47%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.47%) ISO 31000
8 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.23%) P3O
9 1 (0.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 61 (14.25%) Docker
2 19 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.10%) Postfix
4 8 (1.87%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.17%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.93%) vSphere
7 3 (0.70%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.23%) HDFS
8 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 44 (10.28%) Terraform
2 40 (9.35%) Kubernetes
3 30 (7.01%) Ansible
4 12 (2.80%) Grafana
4 12 (2.80%) Puppet
5 8 (1.87%) Packer
6 7 (1.64%) ZABBIX
7 5 (1.17%) Prometheus
7 5 (1.17%) SCCM
8 2 (0.47%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 2 (0.47%) Kibana
8 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.47%) SCOM
9 1 (0.23%) EnCase
9 1 (0.23%) FTK
9 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.23%) logstash
9 1 (0.23%) Nagios
9 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 52 (12.15%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.14%) Oracle
2 22 (5.14%) VMware
3 12 (2.80%) HP
4 11 (2.57%) Dell
5 9 (2.10%) SAP
6 8 (1.87%) Google
6 8 (1.87%) Juniper
7 5 (1.17%) Capita
7 5 (1.17%) Cisco
8 4 (0.93%) BT
9 3 (0.70%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.70%) CheckPoint
9 3 (0.70%) Citrix
9 3 (0.70%) F5
9 3 (0.70%) Fortinet
9 3 (0.70%) Palo Alto
9 3 (0.70%) Sophos
9 3 (0.70%) Splunk
10 2 (0.47%) Dynatrace