Period
to 26 January 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 26 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > Midlands
6 months to
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 125 149 160
Rank change year-on-year +24 +11 -7
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 238 268 302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.31% 2.22% 2.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.81% 7.86% 9.01%
Number of salaries quoted 154 101 186
Midlands median annual salary £46,250 £55,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.91% +6.80% +8.42%
10th Percentile £28,113 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,000 £76,250 £75,625
England median annual salary £54,000 £52,095 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +15.77% -

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 2,426 3,408 3,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 23.51% 28.25% 22.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,917 2,221 2,527
Midlands median annual salary £45,933 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.08% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in the Midlands

SC Cleared
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the Midlands.

Salary trend for SC Cleared in the Midlands

SC Cleared
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the Midlands over the 6 months to 26 January 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 26 January 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 +3 188 £49,000 -10.91% 47
East Midlands +48 50 £42,500 - 11
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 238 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 49 (20.59%) Public Sector
3 37 (15.55%) Information Security
4 36 (15.13%) Problem-Solving
5 35 (14.71%) Cisco
5 35 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 33 (13.87%) ITIL
6 33 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (13.45%) Degree
8 31 (13.03%) Microsoft
9 30 (12.61%) Windows
10 28 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
11 26 (10.92%) Linux
12 25 (10.50%) C#
12 25 (10.50%) WAN
12 25 (10.50%) Telecoms
12 25 (10.50%) DV Cleared
12 25 (10.50%) Network Security
13 24 (10.08%) Test Automation
13 24 (10.08%) LAN
13 24 (10.08%) Java
14 23 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
15 22 (9.24%) Incident Management
16 20 (8.40%) SDLC
17 19 (7.98%) Software Engineering
18 18 (7.56%) Unix
18 18 (7.56%) SAN
18 18 (7.56%) Internet
18 18 (7.56%) Risk Management
18 18 (7.56%) Scrum

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 9 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.10%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.10%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.84%) Apache Solr
3 2 (0.84%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.84%) IIS
3 2 (0.84%) SAS
4 1 (0.42%) Apache
4 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.42%) Confluence
4 1 (0.42%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.84%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.42%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.88%) Azure
2 9 (3.78%) AWS
2 9 (3.78%) Office 365
3 6 (2.52%) OneDrive
3 6 (2.52%) Power Platform
4 5 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.68%) PowerApps
5 4 (1.68%) Slack
6 3 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.42%) GCP
8 1 (0.42%) IaaS
8 1 (0.42%) PaaS
8 1 (0.42%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.50%) Network Security
1 25 (10.50%) WAN
2 24 (10.08%) LAN
3 18 (7.56%) Internet
3 18 (7.56%) SAN
4 17 (7.14%) Firewall
5 11 (4.62%) TCP/IP
6 10 (4.20%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (2.52%) DNS
8 5 (2.10%) Skype
9 4 (1.68%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (1.68%) DHCP
9 4 (1.68%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.26%) DWDM
10 3 (1.26%) RTP
10 3 (1.26%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.84%) Multicast
11 2 (0.84%) Structured Cabling
11 2 (0.84%) VRRP
11 2 (0.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.68%) Big Data
2 4 (1.68%) Hadoop
2 4 (1.68%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.26%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.84%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (0.84%) Apache Accumulo
4 2 (0.84%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.84%) MySQL
4 2 (0.84%) Neo4j
4 2 (0.84%) Pentaho
4 2 (0.84%) Power BI
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.42%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.42%) OrientDB
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.42%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 14 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
2 12 (5.04%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.78%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.94%) Selenium
5 5 (2.10%) JIRA
5 5 (2.10%) JMeter
5 5 (2.10%) WebDriver
6 4 (1.68%) Ant
6 4 (1.68%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.68%) Gradle
6 4 (1.68%) LoadRunner
6 4 (1.68%) NeoLoad
6 4 (1.68%) SilkPerformer
6 4 (1.68%) Subversion
7 3 (1.26%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.26%) Maven
8 2 (0.84%) jMock
8 2 (0.84%) JUnit
8 2 (0.84%) REST Assured
8 2 (0.84%) SonarQube
General
1 49 (20.59%) Public Sector
2 25 (10.50%) Telecoms
3 15 (6.30%) Finance
4 12 (5.04%) Military
5 11 (4.62%) Legal
6 10 (4.20%) Electronics
7 6 (2.52%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.26%) Local Government
8 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.84%) Law
9 2 (0.84%) Marketing
9 2 (0.84%) Retail
10 1 (0.42%) Police
Job Titles
1 32 (13.45%) Consultant
1 32 (13.45%) Developer
2 27 (11.34%) Analyst
3 18 (7.56%) Test Engineer
4 14 (5.88%) Security Consultant
5 13 (5.46%) Architect
5 13 (5.46%) Network Engineer
6 12 (5.04%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 11 (4.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 11 (4.62%) Senior Test Engineer
7 11 (4.62%) Software Engineer
8 10 (4.20%) Administrator
8 10 (4.20%) Java Developer
9 9 (3.78%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.36%) Risk Analyst
10 8 (3.36%) Security Analyst
11 7 (2.94%) Cisco Engineer
11 7 (2.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 7 (2.94%) Information Security Analyst
11 7 (2.94%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.04%) CSS
2 11 (4.62%) HTML
3 10 (4.20%) .NET
4 9 (3.78%) RESTful
5 8 (3.36%) Web Services
6 7 (2.94%) ASP.NET
6 7 (2.94%) Spring
7 6 (2.52%) ActiveMQ
7 6 (2.52%) Hibernate
7 6 (2.52%) REST
8 5 (2.10%) JSON
8 5 (2.10%) XML
9 4 (1.68%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.68%) Ajax
9 4 (1.68%) Apache Camel
9 4 (1.68%) CSS3
9 4 (1.68%) GWT
9 4 (1.68%) HTML5
9 4 (1.68%) J2SE
9 4 (1.68%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 12 (5.04%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.20%) Security Operations Centre
5 7 (2.94%) Algorithms
5 7 (2.94%) VHDL
6 6 (2.52%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.52%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.10%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.68%) AS400
8 4 (1.68%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.68%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (1.68%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.68%) Social Media
9 3 (1.26%) Cyber Defence
9 3 (1.26%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.84%) CCTV
10 2 (0.84%) Cyberattack
10 2 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.61%) Windows
2 26 (10.92%) Linux
3 18 (7.56%) Unix
4 10 (4.20%) Solaris
5 7 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.94%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.26%) SUSE
7 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.84%) HPUX
9 1 (0.42%) AIX
9 1 (0.42%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.42%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (15.55%) Information Security
2 36 (15.13%) Problem-Solving
3 33 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (13.87%) ITIL
4 28 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
5 24 (10.08%) Test Automation
6 22 (9.24%) Incident Management
7 20 (8.40%) SDLC
8 19 (7.98%) Software Engineering
9 18 (7.56%) Risk Management
9 18 (7.56%) Scrum
10 16 (6.72%) Internal Audit
10 16 (6.72%) Risk Assessment
10 16 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (6.30%) UML
12 14 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
12 14 (5.88%) Data Protection
12 14 (5.88%) SIEM
13 13 (5.46%) Business Development
13 13 (5.46%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.50%) C#
2 24 (10.08%) Java
3 14 (5.88%) C++
3 14 (5.88%) SQL
4 12 (5.04%) Python
5 11 (4.62%) JavaScript
6 10 (4.20%) MATLAB
7 9 (3.78%) C
7 9 (3.78%) Java 8
8 7 (2.94%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.52%) Ruby
9 6 (2.52%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.10%) Scala
11 4 (1.68%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.68%) JCL
12 3 (1.26%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.84%) Go
13 2 (0.84%) Perl
13 2 (0.84%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 238 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 32 (13.45%) Degree
3 25 (10.50%) DV Cleared
4 17 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (6.30%) CISA
6 14 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (5.46%) BC Cleared
7 13 (5.46%) CCNA
8 12 (5.04%) CISSP
9 11 (4.62%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 9 (3.78%) IRCA
10 9 (3.78%) MCSA
11 8 (3.36%) OSCP
12 7 (2.94%) CCIE
12 7 (2.94%) CCNP
13 6 (2.52%) CompTIA Security+
14 5 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (2.10%) CISM
14 5 (2.10%) CREST Certified
14 5 (2.10%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (5.88%) GDPR
3 13 (5.46%) PCI DSS
4 12 (5.04%) ISO 22301
5 7 (2.94%) NIST
6 6 (2.52%) NCSC
7 5 (2.10%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (2.10%) QA
7 5 (2.10%) SLA
8 3 (1.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.84%) RMADS
10 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.42%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 14 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.52%) Firmware
4 4 (1.68%) Docker
4 4 (1.68%) Terminal Services
4 4 (1.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (1.68%) XenApp
5 3 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (1.26%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.84%) Postfix
6 2 (0.84%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (3.36%) FortiGate
2 7 (2.94%) SELinux
3 6 (2.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.68%) Nessus
4 4 (1.68%) Puppet
4 4 (1.68%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.26%) Ansible
5 3 (1.26%) CSIRT
5 3 (1.26%) SCCM
5 3 (1.26%) Terraform
6 2 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.84%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.84%) Salt
6 2 (0.84%) SCOM
7 1 (0.42%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.42%) EnCase
7 1 (0.42%) FTK
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (14.71%) Cisco
2 31 (13.03%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.46%) CheckPoint
4 12 (5.04%) F5
4 12 (5.04%) VMware
5 11 (4.62%) Juniper
6 8 (3.36%) Fujitsu
7 6 (2.52%) Citrix
7 6 (2.52%) Oracle
8 5 (2.10%) Dell
8 5 (2.10%) IBM
8 5 (2.10%) NetApp
8 5 (2.10%) Remedy
8 5 (2.10%) Veritas
9 4 (1.68%) Google
9 4 (1.68%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.26%) LogRhythm
10 3 (1.26%) NEC
10 3 (1.26%) Northgate
10 3 (1.26%) Palo Alto