Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > London
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 303 372 418
Rank change year-on-year +69 +46 -42
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 608 570 534
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.08% 0.82% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.30% 3.60% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 436 417 334
London median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £58,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +11.11% -2.50%
10th Percentile £40,750 £34,640 £32,150
90th Percentile £86,500 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.70% -3.16%

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 11,477 15,840 16,941
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.47% 22.92% 23.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8,594 11,755 12,702
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £88,175
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +1 65 £60,000 +3.84% 10
Central London +21 54 £57,500 +15.00% 43
West London -10 12 £40,000 -29.20% 29
East London +33 6 £70,500 +56.67% 10
North London +6 3 - - 3
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 608 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 261 (42.93%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (21.05%) Java
4 111 (18.26%) Public Sector
5 101 (16.61%) Amazon AWS
6 96 (15.79%) DevOps
7 95 (15.63%) Python
8 92 (15.13%) Cybersecurity
9 91 (14.97%) DV Cleared
10 89 (14.64%) Scrum
11 81 (13.32%) Microsoft
12 71 (11.68%) Test Automation
13 70 (11.51%) C#
14 68 (11.18%) Finance
15 66 (10.86%) TDD
16 64 (10.53%) Project Management
17 63 (10.36%) Oracle
17 63 (10.36%) Degree
17 63 (10.36%) Microsoft Azure
18 60 (9.87%) JavaScript
19 57 (9.38%) C
19 57 (9.38%) Linux
19 57 (9.38%) Open Source
19 57 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
20 55 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
21 52 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
22 51 (8.39%) Windows
23 50 (8.22%) SQL
23 50 (8.22%) Firewall
23 50 (8.22%) Selenium

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 16 (2.63%) Confluence
2 14 (2.30%) Apache Spark
2 14 (2.30%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.97%) Apache
4 11 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.64%) nginx
6 7 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (1.15%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.82%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.49%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.49%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.49%) SAS
9 2 (0.33%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.33%) Camunda
9 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.16%) Documentum
10 1 (0.16%) Mule
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) HFM
4 1 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.16%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 101 (16.61%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (10.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (5.26%) Office 365
4 22 (3.62%) PaaS
5 18 (2.96%) SaaS
6 17 (2.80%) G Suite
7 11 (1.81%) OpenShift
8 10 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (1.64%) IaaS
8 10 (1.64%) Serverless
9 8 (1.32%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (1.32%) Power Platform
10 7 (1.15%) Boomi
11 6 (0.99%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.99%) BlazeMeter
11 6 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.99%) IBM Cloud
12 5 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (8.22%) Firewall
2 28 (4.61%) WAN
3 23 (3.78%) DNS
3 23 (3.78%) Network Security
4 21 (3.45%) LAN
5 17 (2.80%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (2.80%) VPN
6 13 (2.14%) Cisco Firepower
6 13 (2.14%) TCP/IP
7 12 (1.97%) MPLS
7 12 (1.97%) Wireless
8 10 (1.64%) Internet
9 8 (1.32%) BGP
9 8 (1.32%) OSPF
10 7 (1.15%) SAN
11 6 (0.99%) SSH
11 6 (0.99%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (0.82%) Cisco Wireless
12 5 (0.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.13%) Big Data
2 19 (3.13%) Hadoop
3 17 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (1.97%) MySQL
5 11 (1.81%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.32%) Power BI
7 7 (1.15%) HBase
8 6 (0.99%) Apache Hive
9 5 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (0.82%) Blockchain
9 5 (0.82%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.82%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.82%) Sqoop
10 4 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.49%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.49%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 50 (8.22%) Selenium
2 48 (7.89%) JIRA
3 45 (7.40%) JMeter
3 45 (7.40%) LoadRunner
4 40 (6.58%) Jenkins
5 35 (5.76%) Git (software)
6 33 (5.43%) Cucumber
7 26 (4.28%) WebDriver
8 24 (3.95%) SoapUI
9 23 (3.78%) NeoLoad
10 21 (3.45%) SilkPerformer
10 21 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (3.29%) Maven
12 18 (2.96%) InstallShield
12 18 (2.96%) MSI
13 17 (2.80%) JUnit
14 16 (2.63%) Mockito
15 11 (1.81%) SonarQube
16 10 (1.64%) DbUnit
16 10 (1.64%) jMock
General
1 111 (18.26%) Public Sector
2 68 (11.18%) Finance
3 25 (4.11%) Retail
4 20 (3.29%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.63%) Police
6 14 (2.30%) Marketing
7 13 (2.14%) Law
8 8 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.32%) Military
9 6 (0.99%) Electronics
10 5 (0.82%) Advertising
10 5 (0.82%) Back Office
11 4 (0.66%) Banking
11 4 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.49%) Games
12 3 (0.49%) Legal
13 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 109 (17.93%) Developer
2 71 (11.68%) Analyst
3 66 (10.86%) Consultant
4 52 (8.55%) Architect
5 46 (7.57%) Java Developer
6 43 (7.07%) Test Engineer
7 35 (5.76%) Senior Test Engineer
8 33 (5.43%) DevOps Engineer
8 33 (5.43%) Project Manager
9 31 (5.10%) Business Analyst
10 29 (4.77%) Test Analyst
11 26 (4.28%) Software Developer
12 21 (3.45%) Security Consultant
12 21 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
13 20 (3.29%) Test Automation Engineer
14 19 (3.13%) Performance Engineer
14 19 (3.13%) Performance Test Engineer
14 19 (3.13%) Senior Performance Engineer
15 18 (2.96%) Applications Specialist
16 15 (2.47%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.41%) .NET
2 37 (6.09%) HTML
3 35 (5.76%) CSS
4 32 (5.26%) Spring
5 27 (4.44%) AngularJS
6 23 (3.78%) ASP.NET
7 21 (3.45%) React
7 21 (3.45%) RESTful
8 19 (3.13%) REST
9 18 (2.96%) SOAP
10 16 (2.63%) Web Services
11 14 (2.30%) Apache Camel
11 14 (2.30%) Middleware
12 13 (2.14%) Node.js
13 12 (1.97%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (1.97%) HTML5
13 12 (1.97%) Kafka
14 11 (1.81%) .NET Framework
14 11 (1.81%) J2EE
14 11 (1.81%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.62%) Data Centre
3 15 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (2.14%) User Experience
5 12 (1.97%) Public Cloud
6 9 (1.48%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.48%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.15%) Driving Licence
7 7 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (0.82%) Cloud Native
9 5 (0.82%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.82%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.66%) Replication
11 3 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.49%) Mobile Computing
12 2 (0.33%) BYOD
12 2 (0.33%) Cyberattack
12 2 (0.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 57 (9.38%) Linux
2 51 (8.39%) Windows
3 18 (2.96%) Windows 7
3 18 (2.96%) Windows 8
4 15 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (2.14%) Unix
6 11 (1.81%) Ubuntu
6 11 (1.81%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.15%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.82%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.66%) Android
9 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.33%) CentOS
11 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.16%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.16%) Debian
12 1 (0.16%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (42.93%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (15.79%) DevOps
3 92 (15.13%) Cybersecurity
4 89 (14.64%) Scrum
5 71 (11.68%) Test Automation
6 66 (10.86%) TDD
7 64 (10.53%) Project Management
8 57 (9.38%) Open Source
8 57 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
9 55 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
10 52 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 46 (7.57%) BDD
11 46 (7.57%) Presales
12 37 (6.09%) SDLC
13 34 (5.59%) Change Management
13 34 (5.59%) Kanban
13 34 (5.59%) Performance Testing
14 31 (5.10%) Continuous Improvement
14 31 (5.10%) Migration
15 30 (4.93%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 128 (21.05%) Java
2 95 (15.63%) Python
3 70 (11.51%) C#
4 60 (9.87%) JavaScript
5 57 (9.38%) C
6 50 (8.22%) SQL
7 33 (5.43%) Ruby
8 19 (3.13%) Bash Shell
8 19 (3.13%) C++
9 11 (1.81%) Java 8
10 8 (1.32%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.32%) VBScript
11 7 (1.15%) Go
11 7 (1.15%) Groovy
11 7 (1.15%) R
11 7 (1.15%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.99%) ANSI SQL
13 5 (0.82%) Perl
14 4 (0.66%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 608 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 91 (14.97%) DV Cleared
3 63 (10.36%) Degree
4 34 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (4.11%) CCNP
7 23 (3.78%) CISSP
8 20 (3.29%) CCNA
9 19 (3.13%) CISM
9 19 (3.13%) MCSE
10 15 (2.47%) AWS Certification
11 12 (1.97%) CEH
11 12 (1.97%) CISA
12 10 (1.64%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 9 (1.48%) CCIE
13 9 (1.48%) ISTQB
14 7 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
15 6 (0.99%) CESG Certified Professional
15 6 (0.99%) CTC Cleared
15 6 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (7.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (6.74%) QA
3 23 (3.78%) SLA
4 20 (3.29%) NIST
5 12 (1.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 12 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 12 (1.97%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (1.81%) NIST 800
7 6 (0.99%) PMO
8 5 (0.82%) GDPR
8 5 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.49%) ISO 22301
9 3 (0.49%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.49%) NCSC
10 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.16%) GPG13
11 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 48 (7.89%) Docker
2 45 (7.40%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.96%) Microsoft App-V
3 18 (2.96%) XenApp
4 15 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (1.48%) KVM
6 7 (1.15%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.15%) vSphere
7 4 (0.66%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.49%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.33%) HDFS
9 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.16%) NFS
10 1 (0.16%) Squid
10 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 40 (6.58%) Terraform
2 34 (5.59%) Ansible
2 34 (5.59%) Kubernetes
3 25 (4.11%) Puppet
3 25 (4.11%) SCCM
4 22 (3.62%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.97%) Stealthwatch
7 9 (1.48%) Prometheus
8 7 (1.15%) Grafana
9 6 (0.99%) Graphite
9 6 (0.99%) Nagios
9 6 (0.99%) Opsview
9 6 (0.99%) QRadar
10 5 (0.82%) Hadoop YARN
10 5 (0.82%) Packer
10 5 (0.82%) Salt
11 4 (0.66%) Consul
12 3 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 81 (13.32%) Microsoft
2 63 (10.36%) Oracle
3 37 (6.09%) Cisco
4 29 (4.77%) CheckPoint
5 27 (4.44%) Juniper
6 25 (4.11%) Palo Alto
7 24 (3.95%) Google
7 24 (3.95%) VMware
8 22 (3.62%) HP
9 18 (2.96%) Novell
10 16 (2.63%) IBM
11 15 (2.47%) Red Hat
12 14 (2.30%) CA
13 11 (1.81%) Apple
13 11 (1.81%) SAP
14 10 (1.64%) Citrix
14 10 (1.64%) F5
15 9 (1.48%) Talend
16 8 (1.32%) AlienVault
17 7 (1.15%) MuleSoft