Period
to

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 28 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > Midlands
6 months to
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 108 48 63
Rank change year-on-year -60 +15 +23
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 361 448 254
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.97% 4.89% 4.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.83% 22.40% 17.95%
Number of salaries quoted 169 214 179
10th Percentile £25,700 £36,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,000 £43,375 £35,846
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £58,750 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.38% +30.56% -10.00%
75th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £70,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,235
% change year-on-year - +5.29% -0.50%

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 3,674 2,000 1,415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 30.19% 21.82% 23.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,777 1,132 1,157
10th Percentile £28,000 £29,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,125 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.16% - +11.76%
75th Percentile £61,250 £63,750 £58,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,413 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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
Jobs
West Midlands -73 219 £55,000 -8.33% 34
East Midlands +4 127 £47,500 -17.39% 14
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 361 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 141 (39.06%) Agile
3 117 (32.41%) Azure
4 107 (29.64%) Microsoft
5 104 (28.81%) DevOps
6 86 (23.82%) Public Sector
7 80 (22.16%) Social Skills
8 61 (16.90%) AWS
9 57 (15.79%) Python
10 55 (15.24%) SQL
11 52 (14.40%) ITIL
12 50 (13.85%) Terraform
13 49 (13.57%) Microsoft Office
14 48 (13.30%) Service Design
15 47 (13.02%) Cybersecurity
16 45 (12.47%) Linux
16 45 (12.47%) Service Delivery
16 45 (12.47%) Problem-Solving
17 44 (12.19%) Presales
17 44 (12.19%) .NET
18 43 (11.91%) Degree
19 42 (11.63%) C#
19 42 (11.63%) Windows
20 41 (11.36%) Software Engineering
21 40 (11.08%) NEC
22 39 (10.80%) JavaScript
22 39 (10.80%) Northgate
23 38 (10.53%) Azure DevOps
24 37 (10.25%) Network Virtualisation
24 37 (10.25%) Management Information System

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 (3.60%) GeoServer
2 10 (2.77%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.49%) Appian
4 7 (1.94%) Confluence
5 2 (0.55%) Apache
5 2 (0.55%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 49 (13.57%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (4.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.28%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (1.66%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.83%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 117 (32.41%) Azure
2 61 (16.90%) AWS
3 38 (10.53%) Azure DevOps
4 32 (8.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 27 (7.48%) Azure Key Vault
6 26 (7.20%) Azure Monitor
6 26 (7.20%) Microsoft 365
7 15 (4.16%) Google Workspace
8 12 (3.32%) SaaS
9 8 (2.22%) Power Platform
10 6 (1.66%) Serverless
11 5 (1.39%) Azure Functions
11 5 (1.39%) GCP
11 5 (1.39%) Nutanix
11 5 (1.39%) OneDrive
11 5 (1.39%) PaaS
12 4 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (1.11%) IaaS
13 3 (0.83%) Azure Sentinel
13 3 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.37%) WAN
2 22 (6.09%) HTTP
3 17 (4.71%) Firewall
4 13 (3.60%) Wireless
5 11 (3.05%) SD-WAN
6 10 (2.77%) DNS
7 9 (2.49%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (2.49%) TCP/IP
8 7 (1.94%) SSH
9 5 (1.39%) VPN
9 5 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.55%) 5G
10 2 (0.55%) Internet
10 2 (0.55%) LAN
10 2 (0.55%) SMTP
11 1 (0.28%) FCAPS
11 1 (0.28%) OPNsense
11 1 (0.28%) Skype
11 1 (0.28%) Sourcefire
11 1 (0.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.09%) Relational Database
3 17 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (4.16%) GIS
5 13 (3.60%) QGIS
6 8 (2.22%) Power BI
7 7 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.66%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 5 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (1.11%) MySQL
10 4 (1.11%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.83%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.55%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (4.71%) Jenkins
1 17 (4.71%) JIRA
2 12 (3.32%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.77%) Selenium
4 8 (2.22%) Rational DOORS
5 7 (1.94%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.66%) Bitbucket
7 5 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (1.39%) GitLab
7 5 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (1.11%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.11%) IntelliJ
8 4 (1.11%) Maven
8 4 (1.11%) TestRail
9 3 (0.83%) Postman
9 3 (0.83%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.55%) Subversion
11 1 (0.28%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.28%) Hudson
11 1 (0.28%) Vagrant
General
1 86 (23.82%) Public Sector
2 80 (22.16%) Social Skills
3 35 (9.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 35 (9.70%) Influencing Skills
4 30 (8.31%) Finance
5 25 (6.93%) Aerospace
6 21 (5.82%) Manufacturing
7 18 (4.99%) Aviation
8 17 (4.71%) Publishing
9 14 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (3.60%) Retail
11 12 (3.32%) Documentation Skills
12 10 (2.77%) Electronics
13 9 (2.49%) Law
14 8 (2.22%) Telecoms
15 5 (1.39%) Organisational Skills
15 5 (1.39%) Presentation Skills
16 4 (1.11%) Digital Economy
16 4 (1.11%) Legal
17 3 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (15.24%) DevOps Engineer
2 42 (11.63%) Analyst
3 34 (9.42%) Architect
4 30 (8.31%) Software Engineer
5 28 (7.76%) Developer
6 27 (7.48%) Project Manager
7 24 (6.65%) Consultant
8 21 (5.82%) .NET Developer
8 21 (5.82%) Senior Developer
9 19 (5.26%) .NET Software Developer
9 19 (5.26%) Software Developer
10 18 (4.99%) Senior .NET Developer
11 17 (4.71%) Senior .NET Software Developer
11 17 (4.71%) Senior Software Developer
12 15 (4.16%) Microsoft 365 Specialist
12 15 (4.16%) Microsoft Specialist
12 15 (4.16%) Technology Specialist
13 14 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (3.88%) Technical Architect
14 13 (3.60%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (12.19%) .NET
2 36 (9.97%) CSS
3 26 (7.20%) ARM Templates
3 26 (7.20%) OAuth
3 26 (7.20%) OAuth2
4 24 (6.65%) HTML
5 22 (6.09%) Web Services
6 21 (5.82%) .NET Framework
6 21 (5.82%) ASP.NET Web API
6 21 (5.82%) React
7 20 (5.54%) Entity Framework
8 19 (5.26%) Ajax
8 19 (5.26%) jQuery
8 19 (5.26%) Kendo UI
8 19 (5.26%) LINQ
8 19 (5.26%) Razor View Engine
8 19 (5.26%) WCF
8 19 (5.26%) XML
9 13 (3.60%) Leaflet
9 13 (3.60%) OpenLayers
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.25%) Management Information System
2 33 (9.14%) Self-Motivation
3 26 (7.20%) Data Centre
4 23 (6.37%) Virtual Team
5 16 (4.43%) Public Cloud
6 12 (3.32%) Algorithms
7 9 (2.49%) FPGA
7 9 (2.49%) GNSS
8 8 (2.22%) PropTech
9 7 (1.94%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (1.94%) IoT
9 7 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (1.94%) VHDL
10 6 (1.66%) Cloud Native
11 5 (1.39%) Tandem
12 3 (0.83%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.83%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.83%) NHS
13 2 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (12.47%) Linux
2 42 (11.63%) Windows
3 22 (6.09%) Unix
4 15 (4.16%) Ubuntu
5 9 (2.49%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.94%) CentOS
7 5 (1.39%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.83%) AIX
8 3 (0.83%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.55%) Debian
9 2 (0.55%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.28%) Solaris
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (39.06%) Agile
2 104 (28.81%) DevOps
3 52 (14.40%) ITIL
4 48 (13.30%) Service Design
5 47 (13.02%) Cybersecurity
6 45 (12.47%) Problem-Solving
6 45 (12.47%) Service Delivery
7 44 (12.19%) Presales
8 41 (11.36%) Software Engineering
9 37 (10.25%) Network Virtualisation
10 35 (9.70%) Requirements Analysis
11 34 (9.42%) Coaching
12 33 (9.14%) Configuration Management
12 33 (9.14%) Infrastructure as Code
13 32 (8.86%) Technology Roadmap
14 30 (8.31%) Project Management
14 30 (8.31%) Scrum
15 28 (7.76%) Process Improvement
16 27 (7.48%) Mathematics
17 26 (7.20%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 57 (15.79%) Python
2 55 (15.24%) SQL
3 42 (11.63%) C#
4 39 (10.80%) JavaScript
5 33 (9.14%) Java
6 23 (6.37%) T-SQL
7 20 (5.54%) TypeScript
8 14 (3.88%) Bash
9 13 (3.60%) PowerShell
10 12 (3.32%) C++
10 12 (3.32%) MATLAB
10 12 (3.32%) Perl
11 7 (1.94%) Assembly Language
12 6 (1.66%) C
13 5 (1.39%) Ruby
14 3 (0.83%) Go
15 1 (0.28%) ES6
15 1 (0.28%) Groovy
15 1 (0.28%) Rust
15 1 (0.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 361 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 43 (11.91%) Degree
3 24 (6.65%) DV Cleared
4 20 (5.54%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (4.99%) DBS Check
6 11 (3.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (3.05%) CCIE
6 11 (3.05%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 9 (2.49%) CISM
7 9 (2.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (2.22%) CCNP
8 8 (2.22%) CISSP
9 5 (1.39%) HNC
10 4 (1.11%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.83%) APMP
11 3 (0.83%) CCNA
11 3 (0.83%) Chartered Engineer
11 3 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (5.26%) NCSC
3 16 (4.43%) Cyber Essentials
4 12 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 12 (3.32%) QA
5 11 (3.05%) GDPR
6 9 (2.49%) SLA
6 9 (2.49%) TickIT
7 6 (1.66%) PMO
8 3 (0.83%) NIST
8 3 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.28%) COBIT
10 1 (0.28%) COSHH
10 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.28%) GPG13
10 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 25 (6.93%) Docker
2 21 (5.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.60%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.39%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (0.55%) vSphere
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 50 (13.85%) Terraform
2 27 (7.48%) Ansible
3 24 (6.65%) Kubernetes
4 13 (3.60%) Puppet
5 6 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.39%) SCCM
6 5 (1.39%) WSUS
7 4 (1.11%) CFEngine
8 3 (0.83%) Kibana
8 3 (0.83%) Packer
9 2 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.55%) Nagios
10 1 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.28%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.28%) logstash
10 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 107 (29.64%) Microsoft
2 40 (11.08%) NEC
3 39 (10.80%) Northgate
4 33 (9.14%) Oracle
5 23 (6.37%) Cisco
6 21 (5.82%) Adobe
6 21 (5.82%) Apple
6 21 (5.82%) VMware
7 17 (4.71%) Fortinet
8 15 (4.16%) Dell
8 15 (4.16%) Google
9 14 (3.88%) Aruba
10 12 (3.32%) F5
10 12 (3.32%) Juniper
11 11 (3.05%) CheckPoint
12 8 (2.22%) SAP
13 7 (1.94%) Meraki
13 7 (1.94%) Palo Alto
13 7 (1.94%) QinetiQ
13 7 (1.94%) Red Hat