Period
to 17 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 52 58 138
Rank change year-on-year +6 +80 +49
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 507 177 241
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.83% 4.51% 2.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.01% 19.49% 9.05%
Number of salaries quoted 265 114 156
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £35,846 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £48,750 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +23.08% -2.50% -2.44%
75th Percentile £72,500 £61,250 £66,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £68,750 £76,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £54,380 £54,000
% change year-on-year +10.33% +0.70% +8.00%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,304 908 2,662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.94% 23.14% 23.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,384 704 2,012
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,250 £32,650
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £63,750 £58,563 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in the Midlands

SC Cleared
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in the Midlands.

Salary trend for SC Cleared in the Midlands

SC Cleared
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

Salary histogram for SC Cleared in the Midlands

SC Cleared
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
West Midlands +4 399 £62,500 +13.64% 45
East Midlands -24 105 £47,500 +9.36% 10
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 507 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 321 (63.31%) Agile Software Development
3 163 (32.15%) Azure
4 126 (24.85%) Problem-Solving
5 121 (23.87%) Terraform
6 120 (23.67%) Social Skills
7 117 (23.08%) Mentoring
8 109 (21.50%) AWS
9 105 (20.71%) DevOps
9 105 (20.71%) Greenfield Project
10 104 (20.51%) Java
11 92 (18.15%) Docker
12 89 (17.55%) Jenkins
13 80 (15.78%) ServiceNow
14 79 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
15 72 (14.20%) REST
16 71 (14.00%) BDD
17 68 (13.41%) Microsoft
18 66 (13.02%) Microservices
19 65 (12.82%) Open Source
19 65 (12.82%) Linux
20 64 (12.62%) VMware
20 64 (12.62%) Infrastructure as Code
21 62 (12.23%) Analytics
22 60 (11.83%) Coaching
23 53 (10.45%) TDD
23 53 (10.45%) Test Automation
24 52 (10.26%) Java 8
25 51 (10.06%) Scrum
26 50 (9.86%) Spring

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 13 (2.56%) Confluence
2 5 (0.99%) Apache Spark
2 5 (0.99%) IIS
3 4 (0.79%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.59%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.59%) SAS
5 2 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.39%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.20%) Apache
6 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.39%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 163 (32.15%) Azure
2 109 (21.50%) AWS
3 46 (9.07%) GitHub
4 44 (8.68%) Serverless
5 37 (7.30%) GCP
6 28 (5.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 28 (5.52%) iPaaS
7 18 (3.55%) AWS CloudFormation
7 18 (3.55%) Microsoft 365
8 17 (3.35%) Azure Key Vault
9 14 (2.76%) AtomSphere
9 14 (2.76%) Boomi
10 11 (2.17%) IaaS
11 8 (1.58%) PaaS
11 8 (1.58%) SaaS
12 4 (0.79%) AWS CodePipeline
12 4 (0.79%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.79%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.39%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.96%) Firewall
2 14 (2.76%) DNS
2 14 (2.76%) Network Security
3 11 (2.17%) DHCP
4 7 (1.38%) HTTP
4 7 (1.38%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.79%) MPLS
5 4 (0.79%) Unified Communications
5 4 (0.79%) VPN
5 4 (0.79%) WAN
5 4 (0.79%) Wireless
6 3 (0.59%) ICMP
6 3 (0.59%) Internet
6 3 (0.59%) IPv4
6 3 (0.59%) LAN
6 3 (0.59%) SAN
6 3 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.39%) BGP
7 2 (0.39%) DWDM
7 2 (0.39%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (8.68%) Big Data
2 42 (8.28%) SQL Server
3 15 (2.96%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.17%) MySQL
5 11 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.78%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.38%) Data Lake
8 7 (1.38%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.38%) Ingres
8 7 (1.38%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.38%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.38%) VoltDB
9 6 (1.18%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.79%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 89 (17.55%) Jenkins
2 41 (8.09%) JIRA
3 27 (5.33%) Git (software)
4 25 (4.93%) JMeter
4 25 (4.93%) Newman
4 25 (4.93%) Postman
4 25 (4.93%) REST Assured
5 19 (3.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (2.76%) GitLab
7 13 (2.56%) Selenium
8 6 (1.18%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.79%) Robot Framework
11 3 (0.59%) Hudson
11 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.59%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.39%) SoapUI
13 1 (0.20%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.20%) StarTeam
General
1 120 (23.67%) Social Skills
2 35 (6.90%) Public Sector
3 19 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.96%) Marketing
5 13 (2.56%) Finance
6 12 (2.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 10 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.18%) Police
9 5 (0.99%) Military
10 3 (0.59%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (0.59%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.39%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.39%) Electronics
11 2 (0.39%) Law
12 1 (0.20%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.20%) Fire and Rescue
12 1 (0.20%) Games
12 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 129 (25.44%) Developer
2 68 (13.41%) Architect
3 56 (11.05%) DevOps Engineer
4 54 (10.65%) Java Developer
5 46 (9.07%) Analyst
6 33 (6.51%) ServiceNow Developer
7 31 (6.11%) Infrastructure Architect
8 29 (5.72%) Technical Architect
9 28 (5.52%) Senior DevOps
9 28 (5.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 25 (4.93%) Automation Test Analyst
10 25 (4.93%) Test Analyst
11 24 (4.73%) Consultant
11 24 (4.73%) Senior Developer
12 23 (4.54%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
12 23 (4.54%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
13 20 (3.94%) Test Engineer
14 19 (3.75%) Azure Engineer
15 18 (3.55%) Software Engineer
16 17 (3.35%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (14.20%) REST
2 50 (9.86%) Spring
3 44 (8.68%) GraphQL
3 44 (8.68%) Hibernate
3 44 (8.68%) JavaBeans
3 44 (8.68%) Middleware
4 28 (5.52%) .NET
5 25 (4.93%) RESTful
6 22 (4.34%) React
7 21 (4.14%) ARM Templates
8 17 (3.35%) OAuth
8 17 (3.35%) OAuth2
9 16 (3.16%) HTML
10 15 (2.96%) Express
10 15 (2.96%) HTML5
11 7 (1.38%) AngularJS
12 6 (1.18%) Vue.js
12 6 (1.18%) Web Services
13 5 (0.99%) Node.js
13 5 (0.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 105 (20.71%) Greenfield Project
2 46 (9.07%) Public Cloud
3 41 (8.09%) Data Centre
4 35 (6.90%) Management Information System
5 22 (4.34%) Legacy Systems
6 15 (2.96%) Clustering
7 13 (2.56%) Replication
8 10 (1.97%) Cloud Native
9 8 (1.58%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (1.58%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (1.38%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 6 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
12 4 (0.79%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.39%) Algorithms
14 2 (0.39%) Data Structures
14 2 (0.39%) Driving Licence
14 2 (0.39%) Freedom of Information
15 1 (0.20%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (12.82%) Linux
2 28 (5.52%) Windows
3 27 (5.33%) Unix
4 10 (1.97%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.18%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.18%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (1.18%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (0.59%) AIX
6 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (63.31%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (24.85%) Problem-Solving
3 117 (23.08%) Mentoring
4 105 (20.71%) DevOps
5 79 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
6 71 (14.00%) BDD
7 66 (13.02%) Microservices
8 65 (12.82%) Open Source
9 64 (12.62%) Infrastructure as Code
10 62 (12.23%) Analytics
11 60 (11.83%) Coaching
12 53 (10.45%) TDD
12 53 (10.45%) Test Automation
13 51 (10.06%) Scrum
14 46 (9.07%) Cybersecurity
14 46 (9.07%) Data Analytics
15 45 (8.88%) SOA
15 45 (8.88%) Software Engineering
16 44 (8.68%) Big Data Analytics
17 43 (8.48%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (20.51%) Java
2 52 (10.26%) Java 8
3 47 (9.27%) C#
4 46 (9.07%) Python
5 45 (8.88%) SQL
6 22 (4.34%) JavaScript
6 22 (4.34%) PowerShell
7 17 (3.35%) Go
8 11 (2.17%) Bash Shell
8 11 (2.17%) C
9 7 (1.38%) Perl
9 7 (1.38%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.18%) C++
10 6 (1.18%) Ruby
11 4 (0.79%) U-SQL
12 2 (0.39%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.20%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.20%) VB
13 1 (0.20%) VB6
13 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 507 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 33 (6.51%) DV Cleared
3 27 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (5.13%) MCSA
5 24 (4.73%) MCP
5 24 (4.73%) MCSE
5 24 (4.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 16 (3.16%) Degree
7 11 (2.17%) AWS Certification
8 10 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.99%) CCNA
10 5 (0.99%) CCNP
10 5 (0.99%) CISSP
10 5 (0.99%) Server+ Certification
11 4 (0.79%) CCDP
11 4 (0.79%) CREST Certified
12 3 (0.59%) CISM
13 2 (0.39%) HNC
13 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.33%) QA
2 14 (2.76%) SLA
3 10 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.38%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.59%) NIST
6 2 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.20%) COBIT
7 1 (0.20%) GDPR
7 1 (0.20%) NCSC
System Software
1 92 (18.15%) Docker
2 38 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.73%) vSphere
4 19 (3.75%) Active Directory
5 8 (1.58%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.59%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.20%) KVM
9 1 (0.20%) NFS
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 121 (23.87%) Terraform
2 47 (9.27%) Kubernetes
3 46 (9.07%) Ansible
4 10 (1.97%) Puppet
5 9 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.58%) SCCM
7 7 (1.38%) CFEngine
7 7 (1.38%) Consul
7 7 (1.38%) Data Guard
7 7 (1.38%) Packer
8 6 (1.18%) Grafana
8 6 (1.18%) Opsgenie
8 6 (1.18%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.99%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.99%) SCOM
10 4 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
10 4 (0.79%) Graphite
10 4 (0.79%) Nexpose
10 4 (0.79%) Opsview
Vendors
1 80 (15.78%) ServiceNow
2 68 (13.41%) Microsoft
3 64 (12.62%) VMware
4 23 (4.54%) Cisco
4 23 (4.54%) MuleSoft
5 18 (3.55%) Oracle
6 17 (3.35%) Dell
7 13 (2.56%) Citrix
7 13 (2.56%) Google
7 13 (2.56%) Splunk
8 11 (2.17%) LogRhythm
9 10 (1.97%) Aruba
9 10 (1.97%) Atlassian
10 9 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.78%) SnapLogic
11 8 (1.58%) Adobe
11 8 (1.58%) BMC
11 8 (1.58%) Juniper
12 6 (1.18%) Apple
12 6 (1.18%) CommVault