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

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > London
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 262 287 407
Rank change year-on-year +25 +120 +10
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 483 693 522
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.27% 1.19% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.55% 5.62% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 318 476 406
Median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £42,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £80,550 £93,125 £85,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +12.90% +3.33%

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 7,377 12,327 16,005
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.46% 21.21% 23.09%
Number of salaries quoted 5,515 9,035 12,128
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 May 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 May 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
Central London +37 64 £52,368 -4.79% 19
South London +15 62 £70,000 +12.00% 5
West London +44 27 £50,000 -13.04% 9
East London +13 7 £66,250 +140.91% 8
North London -11 1 £45,000 +12.50%
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 483 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 218 (45.13%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (24.02%) Java
4 112 (23.19%) DV Cleared
5 100 (20.70%) Cybersecurity
6 95 (19.67%) DevOps
7 79 (16.36%) Python
8 77 (15.94%) AWS
9 67 (13.87%) Public Sector
10 59 (12.22%) C#
10 59 (12.22%) Oracle
11 57 (11.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 55 (11.39%) Windows
13 53 (10.97%) Linux
13 53 (10.97%) Information Security
14 50 (10.35%) JavaScript
15 49 (10.14%) Degree
16 48 (9.94%) Azure
16 48 (9.94%) Test Automation
17 46 (9.52%) Microsoft
18 45 (9.32%) Scrum
18 45 (9.32%) Open Source
19 44 (9.11%) Stakeholder Management
19 44 (9.11%) Risk Management
20 42 (8.70%) Finance
21 41 (8.49%) Big Data
22 40 (8.28%) SQL
23 39 (8.07%) Project Management
23 39 (8.07%) Spring
23 39 (8.07%) Problem-Solving

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 21 (4.35%) Confluence
2 15 (3.11%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (2.48%) Tomcat
5 11 (2.28%) Apache
5 11 (2.28%) Apache Spark
6 10 (2.07%) Apache Solr
7 8 (1.66%) ArcGIS
7 8 (1.66%) GeoServer
7 8 (1.66%) Oracle Spatial
8 6 (1.24%) Red Hat Fuse
8 6 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.24%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.83%) SAS
10 3 (0.62%) IIS
11 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.21%) JBoss
11 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.62%) Windchill
4 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 77 (15.94%) AWS
2 48 (9.94%) Azure
3 21 (4.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 19 (3.93%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (2.48%) Amazon S3
7 11 (2.28%) SaaS
8 10 (2.07%) Amazon ELB
8 10 (2.07%) Amazon Glacier
8 10 (2.07%) Power Platform
8 10 (2.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (1.66%) Office 365
10 7 (1.45%) PaaS
11 6 (1.24%) BlazeMeter
11 6 (1.24%) Boomi
11 6 (1.24%) GCP
11 6 (1.24%) OpenShift
12 5 (1.04%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 5 (1.04%) IaaS
12 5 (1.04%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.31%) HTTP
2 13 (2.69%) Firewall
3 12 (2.48%) DNS
3 12 (2.48%) TCP/IP
4 10 (2.07%) FTP
4 10 (2.07%) Skype
4 10 (2.07%) SMTP
4 10 (2.07%) SSH
5 7 (1.45%) LAN
5 7 (1.45%) Network Security
5 7 (1.45%) VPN
5 7 (1.45%) WAN
6 6 (1.24%) BGP
6 6 (1.24%) MPLS
6 6 (1.24%) OSPF
7 2 (0.41%) DHCP
7 2 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.41%) IPsec
7 2 (0.41%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.21%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (8.49%) Big Data
2 26 (5.38%) SQL Server
3 22 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (3.73%) Amazon RDS
5 14 (2.90%) Hadoop
6 13 (2.69%) MongoDB
6 13 (2.69%) NoSQL
7 11 (2.28%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.86%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.66%) Amazon Aurora
9 8 (1.66%) GIS
9 8 (1.66%) Power BI
10 6 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.83%) Base SAS
11 4 (0.83%) OrientDB
11 4 (0.83%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 4 (0.83%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 4 (0.83%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 37 (7.66%) Jenkins
2 28 (5.80%) Selenium
3 26 (5.38%) Git (software)
4 22 (4.55%) JIRA
5 20 (4.14%) JUnit
6 19 (3.93%) WebDriver
7 18 (3.73%) Maven
8 15 (3.11%) Cucumber
9 14 (2.90%) JMeter
9 14 (2.90%) Subversion
10 12 (2.48%) LoadRunner
10 12 (2.48%) Mockito
11 9 (1.86%) REST Assured
11 9 (1.86%) Vagrant
12 8 (1.66%) DbUnit
12 8 (1.66%) jMock
12 8 (1.66%) SoapUI
13 7 (1.45%) SonarQube
14 6 (1.24%) eggPlant
14 6 (1.24%) NeoLoad
General
1 67 (13.87%) Public Sector
2 42 (8.70%) Finance
3 30 (6.21%) Back Office
4 25 (5.18%) Law
5 23 (4.76%) Legal
6 19 (3.93%) Police
7 14 (2.90%) Telecoms
8 12 (2.48%) Local Government
9 10 (2.07%) Retail
10 9 (1.86%) Banking
10 9 (1.86%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.24%) Marketing
12 5 (1.04%) Aerospace
12 5 (1.04%) Electronics
13 2 (0.41%) Automotive
14 1 (0.21%) Advertising
14 1 (0.21%) Fire and Rescue
14 1 (0.21%) Games
14 1 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 78 (16.15%) Developer
2 68 (14.08%) Architect
3 41 (8.49%) Analyst
4 39 (8.07%) Java Developer
5 36 (7.45%) Consultant
6 29 (6.00%) Test Engineer
7 26 (5.38%) Information Manager
8 23 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
9 21 (4.35%) Tester
10 20 (4.14%) Test Automation Engineer
11 19 (3.93%) Penetration Tester
11 19 (3.93%) Project Manager
12 18 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
13 17 (3.52%) Business Analyst
13 17 (3.52%) Security Architect
14 15 (3.11%) Security Consultant
14 15 (3.11%) Software Engineer
15 14 (2.90%) Delivery Manager
15 14 (2.90%) Support Engineer
16 13 (2.69%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.07%) Spring
2 32 (6.63%) .NET
3 27 (5.59%) CSS
4 25 (5.18%) RESTful
5 22 (4.55%) HTML
6 20 (4.14%) ASP.NET
6 20 (4.14%) SOAP
7 19 (3.93%) REST
7 19 (3.93%) Web Services
7 19 (3.93%) XML
8 14 (2.90%) AngularJS
9 12 (2.48%) Apache Camel
9 12 (2.48%) Natural Language Processing
10 11 (2.28%) jQuery
11 10 (2.07%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (2.07%) Hibernate
12 9 (1.86%) Node.js
13 8 (1.66%) OpenLayers
13 8 (1.66%) PostGIS
13 8 (1.66%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 19 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.31%) CMDB
4 14 (2.90%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.48%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (1.45%) Freedom of Information
6 7 (1.45%) Freedom of Information Act
6 7 (1.45%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.24%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.24%) CESG
7 6 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.24%) Mobile Computing
8 5 (1.04%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.04%) User Experience
9 4 (0.83%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 4 (0.83%) Cybercrime
9 4 (0.83%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.83%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 55 (11.39%) Windows
2 53 (10.97%) Linux
3 16 (3.31%) Windows 10
4 15 (3.11%) Windows 7
5 14 (2.90%) Windows XP
6 11 (2.28%) CentOS
7 9 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.86%) Unix
7 9 (1.86%) VMS
8 7 (1.45%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.62%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.41%) Debian
11 1 (0.21%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (45.13%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (20.70%) Cybersecurity
3 95 (19.67%) DevOps
4 53 (10.97%) Information Security
5 48 (9.94%) Test Automation
6 45 (9.32%) Open Source
6 45 (9.32%) Scrum
7 44 (9.11%) Risk Management
7 44 (9.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (8.07%) Problem-Solving
8 39 (8.07%) Project Management
9 37 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (7.25%) Technical Leadership
11 33 (6.83%) Analytics
11 33 (6.83%) Information Assurance
11 33 (6.83%) TDD
12 31 (6.42%) BDD
13 30 (6.21%) Migration
14 28 (5.80%) Security Architecture
15 27 (5.59%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (24.02%) Java
2 79 (16.36%) Python
3 59 (12.22%) C#
4 50 (10.35%) JavaScript
5 40 (8.28%) SQL
6 29 (6.00%) Ruby
7 26 (5.38%) C
8 24 (4.97%) C++
9 18 (3.73%) Scala
10 12 (2.48%) Bash Shell
10 12 (2.48%) Java 8
11 11 (2.28%) R
12 10 (2.07%) Perl
12 10 (2.07%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.86%) Groovy
14 7 (1.45%) XQuery
15 6 (1.24%) VBScript
16 5 (1.04%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.83%) VB
18 3 (0.62%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 483 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 112 (23.19%) DV Cleared
3 49 (10.14%) Degree
4 34 (7.04%) CISSP
5 32 (6.63%) CISM
6 23 (4.76%) CESG Certified Professional
7 17 (3.52%) CHECK Team Leader
7 17 (3.52%) CREST Certified
7 17 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (3.31%) CTC Cleared
8 16 (3.31%) MCP
8 16 (3.31%) MCSE
9 15 (3.11%) CHECK Team Member
9 15 (3.11%) MCSA
10 14 (2.90%) CCNP
10 14 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (2.69%) OSCP
12 11 (2.28%) CISA
13 10 (2.07%) CLAS
13 10 (2.07%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (11.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (5.59%) GDPR
3 22 (4.55%) QA
4 11 (2.28%) NCSC
5 10 (2.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 10 (2.07%) PMO
5 10 (2.07%) SLA
6 7 (1.45%) PCI DSS
7 6 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 5 (1.04%) Data Quality
8 5 (1.04%) Government Security Classifications
8 5 (1.04%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.62%) NIST
10 2 (0.41%) P3O
11 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.21%) NIST 800
System Software
1 29 (6.00%) Docker
2 13 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.66%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.24%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.24%) VMware NSX
5 5 (1.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (1.04%) vSphere
6 2 (0.41%) Postfix
6 2 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.21%) NDS
7 1 (0.21%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (5.38%) Ansible
2 23 (4.76%) Kubernetes
3 21 (4.35%) Terraform
4 10 (2.07%) Nagios
5 8 (1.66%) Puppet
6 6 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (1.04%) SCCM
7 5 (1.04%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.83%) Grafana
8 4 (0.83%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.83%) Salt
9 3 (0.62%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.41%) Packer
10 2 (0.41%) SCOM
11 1 (0.21%) Nessus
11 1 (0.21%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (12.22%) Oracle
2 46 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 22 (4.55%) HP
4 21 (4.35%) Dell
5 18 (3.73%) VMware
6 14 (2.90%) Red Hat
7 11 (2.28%) Cisco
8 9 (1.86%) SAP
9 8 (1.66%) CheckPoint
9 8 (1.66%) ESRI
10 7 (1.45%) Capita
10 7 (1.45%) F5
10 7 (1.45%) Palo Alto
11 6 (1.24%) Citrix
11 6 (1.24%) Fortinet
11 6 (1.24%) Google
11 6 (1.24%) MuleSoft
11 6 (1.24%) Talend
11 6 (1.24%) TIBCO
12 5 (1.04%) IBM