Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > London
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 134 307 292
Rank change year-on-year +173 -15 +129
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 598 523 699
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.48% 1.03% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.38% 5.27% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 545 430 460
Median annual salary £62,500 £56,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.61% -10.40% +7.76%
10th Percentile £40,000 £33,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £54,243 £52,095
% change year-on-year +6.00% +4.12% +13.25%

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 4,468 9,927 13,431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.50% 19.46% 21.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3,575 7,673 10,149
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £38,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +61 153 £62,500 +4.17% 20
Central London +122 55 £70,000 +50.54% 43
West London +46 9 £42,000 -6.67% 9
East London +22 5 £43,000 -31.20% 10
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 598 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 273 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
3 223 (37.29%) AWS
4 197 (32.94%) DevOps
5 149 (24.92%) Java
6 118 (19.73%) Azure
7 117 (19.57%) Docker
8 116 (19.40%) Linux
9 104 (17.39%) Python
10 102 (17.06%) TDD
11 92 (15.38%) Public Sector
12 88 (14.72%) Kubernetes
12 88 (14.72%) Terraform
13 87 (14.55%) Test Automation
13 87 (14.55%) Scrum
14 86 (14.38%) Software Engineering
15 83 (13.88%) Open Source
16 81 (13.55%) Microsoft
17 79 (13.21%) DV Cleared
18 78 (13.04%) Ansible
18 78 (13.04%) Jenkins
19 74 (12.37%) SQL
20 70 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
21 64 (10.70%) Cybersecurity
21 64 (10.70%) Spring
22 61 (10.20%) JavaScript
23 57 (9.53%) Microservices
24 55 (9.20%) JIRA
25 53 (8.86%) Oracle
25 53 (8.86%) Windows

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 38 (6.35%) Confluence
2 26 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.01%) CMS
4 9 (1.51%) Sitecore CMS
5 8 (1.34%) ArcGIS
6 5 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (0.84%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.50%) Drupal
7 3 (0.50%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.33%) Apache
8 2 (0.33%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.33%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Fuse
8 2 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.67%) OrCAD
2 4 (0.67%) SPSS
3 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.17%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.17%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 9 (1.51%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.17%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 223 (37.29%) AWS
2 118 (19.73%) Azure
3 41 (6.86%) GitHub
4 33 (5.52%) Office 365
5 29 (4.85%) Serverless
6 25 (4.18%) Power Platform
7 20 (3.34%) AWS Lambda
7 20 (3.34%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (3.34%) PaaS
8 19 (3.18%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (3.18%) IaaS
9 18 (3.01%) Amazon EC2
10 16 (2.68%) SaaS
11 13 (2.17%) Amazon SQS
12 11 (1.84%) Amazon S3
13 9 (1.51%) GCP
14 8 (1.34%) Azure Data Factory
15 7 (1.17%) Amazon ECS
15 7 (1.17%) Amazon ELB
15 7 (1.17%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.34%) Firewall
2 11 (1.84%) DNS
3 8 (1.34%) DHCP
3 8 (1.34%) HTTP
3 8 (1.34%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.34%) VPN
4 6 (1.00%) LAN
4 6 (1.00%) WAN
5 5 (0.84%) Internet
5 5 (0.84%) Skype
5 5 (0.84%) VLAN
6 4 (0.67%) SAN
7 3 (0.50%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.50%) OpenLDAP
7 3 (0.50%) SSL
8 2 (0.33%) BGP
8 2 (0.33%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.33%) MPLS
8 2 (0.33%) OSPF
8 2 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (8.53%) NoSQL
2 45 (7.53%) SQL Server
3 43 (7.19%) PostgreSQL
4 40 (6.69%) Big Data
5 22 (3.68%) Amazon RDS
6 21 (3.51%) Power BI
7 18 (3.01%) Relational Database
8 17 (2.84%) MariaDB
8 17 (2.84%) MySQL
9 15 (2.51%) Azure SQL Database
9 15 (2.51%) OLTP
10 13 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (1.51%) MongoDB
12 9 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 8 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (1.17%) Pentaho
14 7 (1.17%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 78 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 55 (9.20%) JIRA
3 45 (7.53%) Git (software)
3 45 (7.53%) GitLab
4 36 (6.02%) Selenium
5 35 (5.85%) JUnit
5 35 (5.85%) Mockito
6 23 (3.85%) JMeter
7 22 (3.68%) LoadRunner
7 22 (3.68%) Maven
8 16 (2.68%) HP UFT
8 16 (2.68%) NeoLoad
8 16 (2.68%) SilkPerformer
8 16 (2.68%) Vagrant
9 15 (2.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (2.01%) DbUnit
10 12 (2.01%) jMock
10 12 (2.01%) SonarQube
11 11 (1.84%) Cucumber
11 11 (1.84%) SoapUI
General
1 92 (15.38%) Public Sector
2 36 (6.02%) Marketing
3 35 (5.85%) Finance
4 13 (2.17%) Retail
5 12 (2.01%) Law
6 10 (1.67%) Electronics
7 9 (1.51%) Legal
7 9 (1.51%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.67%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.67%) Local Government
8 4 (0.67%) Military
9 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.33%) Banking
10 2 (0.33%) Games
10 2 (0.33%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 105 (17.56%) Developer
2 78 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
3 72 (12.04%) AWS DevOps
4 70 (11.71%) Architect
5 68 (11.37%) Java Developer
6 67 (11.20%) AWS Engineer
7 60 (10.03%) Consultant
8 48 (8.03%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 40 (6.69%) Analyst
10 36 (6.02%) Data Engineer
11 34 (5.69%) SC Cleared Java Developer
12 30 (5.02%) Administrator
12 30 (5.02%) DBA
13 28 (4.68%) Senior DevOps
13 28 (4.68%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 27 (4.52%) Java Engineer
15 26 (4.35%) Business Analyst
16 25 (4.18%) Python Engineer
17 22 (3.68%) Test Engineer
18 20 (3.34%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (10.70%) Spring
2 44 (7.36%) Node.js
3 39 (6.52%) Kafka
4 37 (6.19%) RESTful
5 32 (5.35%) React
6 30 (5.02%) AngularJS
6 30 (5.02%) REST
7 24 (4.01%) Spring Boot
8 23 (3.85%) SOAP
9 19 (3.18%) Hibernate
9 19 (3.18%) HTML
9 19 (3.18%) PowerMock
10 18 (3.01%) CSS
11 17 (2.84%) Web Services
12 14 (2.34%) Apache Camel
12 14 (2.34%) Spring Integration
13 13 (2.17%) JAX-RS
13 13 (2.17%) JMS
14 12 (2.01%) ActiveMQ
15 11 (1.84%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (3.01%) CMDB
4 17 (2.84%) Replication
5 16 (2.68%) Clustering
5 16 (2.68%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.51%) Public Cloud
7 14 (2.34%) User Experience
8 13 (2.17%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.51%) Cyberthreat
9 9 (1.51%) PKI
10 8 (1.34%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.17%) Cloud Native
11 7 (1.17%) Social Media
12 6 (1.00%) Acoustics
12 6 (1.00%) Blog
12 6 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 5 (0.84%) Taxonomies
14 4 (0.67%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 116 (19.40%) Linux
2 53 (8.86%) Windows
3 16 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (2.34%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.01%) CentOS
6 11 (1.84%) VMS
7 9 (1.51%) Ubuntu
7 9 (1.51%) Windows 10
8 8 (1.34%) Debian
9 7 (1.17%) Unix
10 6 (1.00%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.67%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.17%) Solaris
13 1 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (32.94%) DevOps
3 102 (17.06%) TDD
4 87 (14.55%) Scrum
4 87 (14.55%) Test Automation
5 86 (14.38%) Software Engineering
6 83 (13.88%) Open Source
7 70 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
8 64 (10.70%) Cybersecurity
9 57 (9.53%) Microservices
10 53 (8.86%) Infrastructure as Code
11 52 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 44 (7.36%) Configuration Management
13 40 (6.69%) Presales
14 39 (6.52%) Migration
15 37 (6.19%) Analytics
15 37 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
16 36 (6.02%) ITIL
17 35 (5.85%) Business Development
17 35 (5.85%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 149 (24.92%) Java
2 104 (17.39%) Python
3 74 (12.37%) SQL
4 61 (10.20%) JavaScript
5 42 (7.02%) C
6 38 (6.35%) Java 8
7 31 (5.18%) Bash Shell
8 19 (3.18%) C#
9 17 (2.84%) PowerShell
10 16 (2.68%) Ruby
11 8 (1.34%) Go
11 8 (1.34%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.17%) C++
12 7 (1.17%) TypeScript
13 6 (1.00%) Perl
13 6 (1.00%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.00%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.67%) Assembly Language
14 4 (0.67%) Embedded C
15 3 (0.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 598 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 79 (13.21%) DV Cleared
3 27 (4.52%) Degree
4 16 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (2.34%) CISM
5 14 (2.34%) CISSP
6 8 (1.34%) CCNA
6 8 (1.34%) MCSE
7 7 (1.17%) CCNP
8 6 (1.00%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (1.00%) MCP
8 6 (1.00%) MCSA
9 4 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.67%) SANS
10 3 (0.50%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.01%) QA
2 15 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.51%) SLA
4 8 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.50%) NCSC
5 3 (0.50%) NIST
6 2 (0.33%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.33%) GDPR
7 1 (0.17%) COSHH
7 1 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.17%) MISRA
7 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 117 (19.57%) Docker
2 27 (4.52%) Active Directory
3 18 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.01%) Postfix
5 5 (0.84%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.84%) VMware NSX
6 4 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.33%) vSphere
8 1 (0.17%) Ceph
8 1 (0.17%) Firmware
8 1 (0.17%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.17%) HDFS
8 1 (0.17%) KVM
8 1 (0.17%) Lustre
8 1 (0.17%) NFS
8 1 (0.17%) Samba
8 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 88 (14.72%) Kubernetes
1 88 (14.72%) Terraform
2 78 (13.04%) Ansible
3 32 (5.35%) Puppet
4 19 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.34%) Grafana
5 8 (1.34%) Packer
6 7 (1.17%) Prometheus
7 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (0.84%) Nagios
7 5 (0.84%) SCCM
8 4 (0.67%) CFEngine
8 4 (0.67%) Consul
8 4 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.50%) Graphite
10 2 (0.33%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.33%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.17%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 81 (13.55%) Microsoft
2 53 (8.86%) Oracle
3 29 (4.85%) VMware
4 12 (2.01%) Adobe
5 10 (1.67%) Atlassian
6 9 (1.51%) SAP
6 9 (1.51%) Sitecore
7 8 (1.34%) OpenText
8 7 (1.17%) Google
8 7 (1.17%) Nintex
9 6 (1.00%) Cisco
9 6 (1.00%) ESRI
9 6 (1.00%) HP
9 6 (1.00%) Talend
10 5 (0.84%) Xilinx
11 4 (0.67%) Cadence
11 4 (0.67%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.67%) Dell
11 4 (0.67%) F5
11 4 (0.67%) Fortinet