Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 94 73 137
Rank change year-on-year -21 +64 +14
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 343 212 235
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.29% 3.92% 2.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.48% 19.15% 9.55%
Number of salaries quoted 210 117 153
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,704 £28,075
25th Percentile £46,000 £38,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +22.22% -16.28%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £71,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £53,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +8.49% +6.00%

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 2,544 1,107 2,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 24.44% 20.47% 23.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,393 743 1,955
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,575 £34,209 £33,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,250 £77,500
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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022. 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 -11 288 £60,000 +4.35% 41
East Midlands -23 55 £53,112 -3.43% 13
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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.

1 343 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 183 (53.35%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (27.70%) Azure
4 83 (24.20%) Mentoring
5 74 (21.57%) DevOps
6 73 (21.28%) Greenfield Project
7 62 (18.08%) AWS
8 54 (15.74%) Social Skills
9 53 (15.45%) Problem-Solving
9 53 (15.45%) Terraform
10 51 (14.87%) Microsoft
11 50 (14.58%) ServiceNow
12 42 (12.24%) Java
13 41 (11.95%) Python
14 40 (11.66%) Linux
15 38 (11.08%) Infrastructure as Code
16 36 (10.50%) Docker
16 36 (10.50%) REST
17 35 (10.20%) Cybersecurity
17 35 (10.20%) Software Engineering
18 34 (9.91%) SQL
19 33 (9.62%) Jenkins
20 30 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
21 29 (8.45%) JIRA
21 29 (8.45%) Windows
21 29 (8.45%) Service Management
21 29 (8.45%) Management Information System
21 29 (8.45%) Public Cloud
21 29 (8.45%) Azure Active Directory
21 29 (8.45%) Public Sector

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 15 (4.37%) Confluence
2 10 (2.92%) IIS
3 8 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.75%) GeoServer
5 4 (1.17%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.17%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.58%) SAS
7 1 (0.29%) Apache
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.87%) Simulink
3 1 (0.29%) InVision
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.29%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.87%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.58%) assyst
2 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.29%) Maximo
3 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 95 (27.70%) Azure
2 62 (18.08%) AWS
3 29 (8.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 28 (8.16%) iPaaS
5 17 (4.96%) Azure Key Vault
5 17 (4.96%) Azure Monitor
6 16 (4.66%) Microsoft 365
7 14 (4.08%) AtomSphere
7 14 (4.08%) Boomi
8 13 (3.79%) GCP
9 11 (3.21%) GitHub
10 10 (2.92%) IaaS
10 10 (2.92%) SaaS
11 7 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (2.04%) PaaS
11 7 (2.04%) Serverless
12 4 (1.17%) OpenShift
12 4 (1.17%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.87%) Azure Sentinel
13 3 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.58%) DNS
2 22 (6.41%) HTTP
3 18 (5.25%) DHCP
4 16 (4.66%) TCP/IP
5 14 (4.08%) Network Security
6 10 (2.92%) Firewall
7 9 (2.62%) LAN
7 9 (2.62%) WAN
8 5 (1.46%) VPN
9 4 (1.17%) MPLS
9 4 (1.17%) Unified Communications
9 4 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.17%) Wireless
10 2 (0.58%) Internet
10 2 (0.58%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.58%) PBX
10 2 (0.58%) PSTN
10 2 (0.58%) SAN
10 2 (0.58%) TETRA
10 2 (0.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (2.33%) Big Data
3 8 (2.33%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.04%) GIS
5 6 (1.75%) QGIS
6 4 (1.17%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.17%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.17%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.58%) DB2
7 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.58%) MySQL
7 2 (0.58%) Power BI
7 2 (0.58%) SAS Visual Analytics
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 33 (9.62%) Jenkins
2 29 (8.45%) JIRA
3 17 (4.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 12 (3.50%) Bitbucket
4 12 (3.50%) Git (software)
4 12 (3.50%) GitLab
5 6 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (1.17%) JMeter
6 4 (1.17%) Newman
6 4 (1.17%) Postman
6 4 (1.17%) REST Assured
7 3 (0.87%) Hudson
7 3 (0.87%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.58%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.58%) Selenium
8 2 (0.58%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.58%) TestRail
9 1 (0.29%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 54 (15.74%) Social Skills
2 29 (8.45%) Public Sector
3 27 (7.87%) Finance
4 24 (7.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 19 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (4.08%) Telecoms
7 11 (3.21%) Marketing
8 9 (2.62%) Influencing Skills
8 9 (2.62%) Manufacturing
9 8 (2.33%) Police
10 6 (1.75%) Electronics
11 5 (1.46%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.87%) Automotive
12 3 (0.87%) Law
12 3 (0.87%) Presentation Skills
13 2 (0.58%) Digital Economy
14 1 (0.29%) Documentation Skills
14 1 (0.29%) Legal
14 1 (0.29%) Military
14 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 58 (16.91%) Developer
2 49 (14.29%) Architect
3 42 (12.24%) Analyst
4 35 (10.20%) DevOps Engineer
5 22 (6.41%) Consultant
6 18 (5.25%) Java Developer
7 15 (4.37%) Cloud Consultant
8 14 (4.08%) Project Manager
9 13 (3.79%) Azure Engineer
10 12 (3.50%) Platform Engineer
10 12 (3.50%) Software Engineer
10 12 (3.50%) Technical Architect
11 11 (3.21%) Security Analyst
11 11 (3.21%) Senior Developer
11 11 (3.21%) ServiceNow Developer
12 10 (2.92%) AWS Engineer
12 10 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (2.62%) Network Engineer
13 9 (2.62%) Security Architect
13 9 (2.62%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.50%) REST
2 20 (5.83%) ARM Templates
3 16 (4.66%) OAuth
3 16 (4.66%) OAuth2
3 16 (4.66%) React
4 15 (4.37%) XML
5 13 (3.79%) Spring
6 12 (3.50%) .NET
6 12 (3.50%) CSS
6 12 (3.50%) Regular Expression
7 11 (3.21%) Middleware
8 7 (2.04%) AngularJS
8 7 (2.04%) GraphQL
8 7 (2.04%) Hibernate
8 7 (2.04%) JavaBeans
9 6 (1.75%) Leaflet
9 6 (1.75%) Node.js
9 6 (1.75%) OpenLayers
9 6 (1.75%) PostGIS
9 6 (1.75%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 73 (21.28%) Greenfield Project
2 29 (8.45%) Management Information System
2 29 (8.45%) Public Cloud
3 16 (4.66%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 14 (4.08%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (2.04%) Legacy Systems
7 6 (1.75%) e-Learning
7 6 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (1.46%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.46%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.46%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (1.46%) User Experience
9 4 (1.17%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.87%) Clustering
10 3 (0.87%) IPTV
11 2 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.58%) PKI
11 2 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 40 (11.66%) Linux
2 29 (8.45%) Windows
3 11 (3.21%) Unix
4 10 (2.92%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.04%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.75%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (1.46%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.29%) CentOS
11 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (53.35%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (24.20%) Mentoring
3 74 (21.57%) DevOps
4 53 (15.45%) Problem-Solving
5 38 (11.08%) Infrastructure as Code
6 35 (10.20%) Cybersecurity
6 35 (10.20%) Software Engineering
7 30 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (8.45%) Service Management
9 28 (8.16%) Configuration Management
9 28 (8.16%) Open Source
10 25 (7.29%) Analytics
10 25 (7.29%) ITIL
11 24 (7.00%) SIEM
12 22 (6.41%) Coaching
12 22 (6.41%) Microservices
13 21 (6.12%) ITSM
13 21 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (5.83%) Scrum
15 18 (5.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (12.24%) Java
2 41 (11.95%) Python
3 34 (9.91%) SQL
4 20 (5.83%) JavaScript
5 16 (4.66%) PowerShell
6 15 (4.37%) Java 8
7 13 (3.79%) C#
8 11 (3.21%) Go
9 8 (2.33%) C++
10 7 (2.04%) Ruby
11 6 (1.75%) C
12 5 (1.46%) Bash
12 5 (1.46%) Embedded C++
12 5 (1.46%) Perl
13 4 (1.17%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.87%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.87%) Scala
15 2 (0.58%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.58%) R
15 2 (0.58%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 343 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (7.00%) DV Cleared
3 20 (5.83%) Degree
4 12 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (3.21%) MCSA
6 10 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.92%) CISSP
7 9 (2.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (2.33%) CISM
9 7 (2.04%) CCNA
9 7 (2.04%) MCP
9 7 (2.04%) MCSE
10 6 (1.75%) JNCIA
11 4 (1.17%) CCNP
12 3 (0.87%) CCDP
12 3 (0.87%) Chartered Engineer
13 2 (0.58%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.58%) HNC
13 2 (0.58%) HND
13 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (4.37%) SLA
3 9 (2.62%) QA
4 5 (1.46%) NIST
5 4 (1.17%) GDPR
6 3 (0.87%) DO-254
6 3 (0.87%) IEC 61508
6 3 (0.87%) ISO 26262
7 2 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.58%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 2 (0.58%) NCSC
7 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (10.50%) Docker
2 25 (7.29%) Active Directory
3 19 (5.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.62%) vSphere
5 5 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.17%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.87%) Firmware
7 3 (0.87%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.58%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.58%) XenApp
8 2 (0.58%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 53 (15.45%) Terraform
2 28 (8.16%) Kubernetes
3 25 (7.29%) Ansible
4 11 (3.21%) Puppet
5 9 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.62%) SCCM
6 7 (2.04%) Consul
6 7 (2.04%) Packer
7 6 (1.75%) CFEngine
7 6 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (1.75%) Grafana
7 6 (1.75%) Opsgenie
7 6 (1.75%) Prometheus
8 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (1.17%) FortiGate
9 4 (1.17%) Graphite
9 4 (1.17%) Nagios
9 4 (1.17%) Opsview
9 4 (1.17%) SCOM
10 3 (0.87%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 51 (14.87%) Microsoft
2 50 (14.58%) ServiceNow
3 23 (6.71%) VMware
4 22 (6.41%) MuleSoft
5 20 (5.83%) Dell
6 18 (5.25%) BMC
6 18 (5.25%) Splunk
7 16 (4.66%) LogRhythm
8 13 (3.79%) Adobe
9 12 (3.50%) Atlassian
9 12 (3.50%) Oracle
10 11 (3.21%) Apple
10 11 (3.21%) Cisco
11 8 (2.33%) Juniper
11 8 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (2.33%) SnapLogic
12 7 (2.04%) Google
13 6 (1.75%) Citrix
13 6 (1.75%) SolarWinds
14 4 (1.17%) McAfee