Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > Midlands
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 94 95 177
Rank change year-on-year +1 +82 0
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 282 408 259
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.95% 3.37% 1.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.95% 11.69% 7.43%
Number of salaries quoted 180 166 161
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -2.91% +8.42%
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £78,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +7.53% +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 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 2,178 3,491 3,488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 22.80% 28.83% 22.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,707 2,278 2,444
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,700 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +6.67%

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 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
West Midlands -10 234 £47,500 -5.00% 37
East Midlands +51 49 £42,500 +9.68% 11
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 282 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 64 (22.70%) Microsoft
3 61 (21.63%) Windows
4 53 (18.79%) Degree
5 51 (18.09%) Cisco
5 51 (18.09%) Public Sector
6 49 (17.38%) Problem-Solving
7 44 (15.60%) Telecoms
8 43 (15.25%) VMware
9 40 (14.18%) ITIL
10 39 (13.83%) DV Cleared
11 38 (13.48%) Information Security
12 37 (13.12%) Linux
13 36 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
14 34 (12.06%) Analytical Skills
15 33 (11.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 31 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
16 31 (10.99%) Internet
16 31 (10.99%) Data Centre
17 29 (10.28%) Software Engineering
18 27 (9.57%) UML
18 27 (9.57%) C#
18 27 (9.57%) Firewall
19 25 (8.87%) Java
19 25 (8.87%) DNS
20 24 (8.51%) SCOM
21 23 (8.16%) WAN
21 23 (8.16%) LAN
21 23 (8.16%) SQL
22 22 (7.80%) Incident Management

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 19 (6.74%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.96%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.48%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (2.13%) NetWeaver
5 4 (1.42%) Confluence
6 3 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.71%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.71%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.71%) IIS
7 2 (0.71%) SAS
8 1 (0.35%) Apache
8 1 (0.35%) Moodle
8 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.71%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.35%) assyst
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.35%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.61%) Azure
2 12 (4.26%) AWS
3 8 (2.84%) Office 365
3 8 (2.84%) OneDrive
3 8 (2.84%) Power Platform
4 7 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.13%) PowerApps
6 5 (1.77%) Slack
7 4 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.42%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (1.42%) PaaS
8 2 (0.71%) IaaS
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.35%) SaaS
9 1 (0.35%) Serverless
9 1 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (10.99%) Internet
2 27 (9.57%) Firewall
3 25 (8.87%) DNS
4 23 (8.16%) LAN
4 23 (8.16%) WAN
5 21 (7.45%) Network Security
6 19 (6.74%) SAN
7 11 (3.90%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (2.48%) Skype
8 7 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (2.13%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.42%) DHCP
10 4 (1.42%) DWDM
11 3 (1.06%) MPLS
11 3 (1.06%) Structured Cabling
12 2 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (0.71%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.71%) VPN
12 2 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (1.77%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.77%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.06%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.71%) Apache Accumulo
5 2 (0.71%) Big Data
5 2 (0.71%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.71%) MySQL
5 2 (0.71%) Neo4j
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.71%) Power BI
6 1 (0.35%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 21 (7.45%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (4.61%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.55%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.19%) JIRA
5 5 (1.77%) Ant
5 5 (1.77%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.77%) Gradle
5 5 (1.77%) Subversion
6 4 (1.42%) DbUnit
6 4 (1.42%) jMock
6 4 (1.42%) JUnit
6 4 (1.42%) Maven
6 4 (1.42%) Mockito
6 4 (1.42%) SonarQube
6 4 (1.42%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.06%) Selenium
7 3 (1.06%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.35%) Vagrant
General
1 51 (18.09%) Public Sector
2 44 (15.60%) Telecoms
3 20 (7.09%) Legal
4 19 (6.74%) Finance
5 17 (6.03%) Electronics
6 14 (4.96%) Military
7 13 (4.61%) Law
8 9 (3.19%) Aerospace
9 7 (2.48%) Back Office
10 3 (1.06%) Local Government
10 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.06%) Police
11 2 (0.71%) Marketing
12 1 (0.35%) Banking
12 1 (0.35%) Games
12 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (13.12%) Developer
2 33 (11.70%) Analyst
3 29 (10.28%) Consultant
4 22 (7.80%) Support Engineer
5 21 (7.45%) Software Engineer
6 20 (7.09%) Administrator
7 16 (5.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 15 (5.32%) Architect
9 14 (4.96%) Test Engineer
10 13 (4.61%) Embedded Engineer
10 13 (4.61%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 13 (4.61%) Java Developer
10 13 (4.61%) Network Engineer
10 13 (4.61%) NOC Engineer
11 12 (4.26%) IT Engineer
12 11 (3.90%) IT Support
12 11 (3.90%) IT Support Engineer
13 10 (3.55%) Systems Administrator
14 9 (3.19%) Security Consultant
15 8 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.96%) .NET
2 11 (3.90%) CSS
2 11 (3.90%) RESTful
3 10 (3.55%) HTML
3 10 (3.55%) Spring
3 10 (3.55%) Web Services
4 9 (3.19%) ActiveMQ
4 9 (3.19%) Hibernate
5 7 (2.48%) .NET Framework
5 7 (2.48%) ASP.NET
6 6 (2.13%) REST
7 5 (1.77%) Apache Camel
7 5 (1.77%) CSS3
7 5 (1.77%) GWT
7 5 (1.77%) HTML5
7 5 (1.77%) J2SE
7 5 (1.77%) JMS
8 4 (1.42%) JPA
8 4 (1.42%) JSON
8 4 (1.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.06%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (10.99%) Data Centre
3 14 (4.96%) Algorithms
4 13 (4.61%) Client/Server
4 13 (4.61%) VHDL
5 10 (3.55%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.84%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.48%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.13%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (1.77%) CCTV
9 5 (1.77%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.42%) AS400
10 4 (1.42%) Clustering
10 4 (1.42%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (1.42%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (1.42%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.06%) Cyberattack
12 2 (0.71%) Cybercrime
12 2 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 61 (21.63%) Windows
2 37 (13.12%) Linux
3 21 (7.45%) Unix
4 10 (3.55%) Solaris
5 9 (3.19%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.42%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.06%) AIX
9 3 (1.06%) HPUX
9 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.35%) Android
10 1 (0.35%) Debian
10 1 (0.35%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.35%) SUSE
10 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (17.38%) Problem-Solving
2 40 (14.18%) ITIL
3 38 (13.48%) Information Security
4 36 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (10.28%) Software Engineering
6 27 (9.57%) UML
7 22 (7.80%) Incident Management
7 22 (7.80%) SDLC
8 19 (6.74%) Internal Audit
8 19 (6.74%) Risk Management
9 18 (6.38%) Risk Assessment
9 18 (6.38%) Test Automation
10 17 (6.03%) Cybersecurity
11 16 (5.67%) Configuration Management
11 16 (5.67%) Scrum
12 15 (5.32%) Business Development
13 14 (4.96%) Business Continuity
13 14 (4.96%) Collaborative Working
13 14 (4.96%) DevOps
13 14 (4.96%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.57%) C#
2 25 (8.87%) Java
3 23 (8.16%) SQL
4 21 (7.45%) C++
5 16 (5.67%) C
6 11 (3.90%) Java 8
7 10 (3.55%) JavaScript
7 10 (3.55%) MATLAB
7 10 (3.55%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.55%) Python
8 8 (2.84%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.77%) Scala
10 4 (1.42%) JCL
10 4 (1.42%) Ruby
11 3 (1.06%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.06%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.71%) Go
12 2 (0.71%) Perl
12 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 282 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 53 (18.79%) Degree
3 39 (13.83%) DV Cleared
4 18 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (6.03%) CISA
6 16 (5.67%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (4.96%) BC Cleared
8 12 (4.26%) CCNA
8 12 (4.26%) IRCA
8 12 (4.26%) MCSE
9 9 (3.19%) CISSP
10 7 (2.48%) MCSA
11 5 (1.77%) CCIE
11 5 (1.77%) CCNP
11 5 (1.77%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 5 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.77%) Postgraduate
12 4 (1.42%) CISM
13 3 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (1.06%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (11.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (6.38%) SLA
3 7 (2.48%) GDPR
3 7 (2.48%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.13%) NIST
5 5 (1.77%) ISO 22301
6 3 (1.06%) NCSC
7 2 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.71%) QA
7 2 (0.71%) RMADS
8 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (5.32%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.84%) Firmware
4 5 (1.77%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.42%) Docker
5 4 (1.42%) Postfix
5 4 (1.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.71%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.71%) XenApp
8 1 (0.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (8.51%) SCOM
2 13 (4.61%) Cisco Prime
2 13 (4.61%) McAfee ePO
2 13 (4.61%) SELinux
3 8 (2.84%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (2.48%) SCCM
5 6 (2.13%) FortiGate
6 5 (1.77%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.77%) Puppet
7 4 (1.42%) Nessus
7 4 (1.42%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.06%) Ansible
8 3 (1.06%) Terraform
9 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.71%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.71%) Salt
9 2 (0.71%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.71%) SCSM
9 2 (0.71%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (22.70%) Microsoft
2 51 (18.09%) Cisco
3 43 (15.25%) VMware
4 21 (7.45%) Juniper
5 16 (5.67%) Dell
6 15 (5.32%) SolarWinds
7 14 (4.96%) NetApp
8 13 (4.61%) McAfee
9 10 (3.55%) Oracle
10 9 (3.19%) CheckPoint
11 8 (2.84%) F5
12 6 (2.13%) Fujitsu
12 6 (2.13%) Remedy
13 5 (1.77%) Google
13 5 (1.77%) IBM
13 5 (1.77%) LogRhythm
13 5 (1.77%) Veritas
14 4 (1.42%) Citrix
14 4 (1.42%) ServiceNow
14 4 (1.42%) Splunk