Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 160 191
Rank change year-on-year -18 +31 +15
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 44 58 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.78% 1.11% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.25% 4.54% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 44 38 45
Scotland median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £36,475 £29,225 £22,300
90th Percentile £63,750 £54,500 £53,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1353 1277 1741
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.99% 24.37% 26.98%
Number of salaries quoted 857 751 1208
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,250 £61,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Scotland

SC Cleared
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for SC Cleared in Scotland

SC Cleared
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SC Cleared in Scotland

SC Cleared
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
South Lanarkshire - 20 £43,000 -
Glasgow -24 19 £46,500 +16.25% 2
Argyll and Bute - 2 £29,000 -
Edinburgh -24 1 £67,500 +68.75% 1
Stirling - 1 £23,000 - 1
Highlands - 1 £55,000 -
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 44 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (47.73%) Microsoft
3 18 (40.91%) Active Directory
4 15 (34.09%) VMware
4 15 (34.09%) Open Source
5 13 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (29.55%) ITIL
5 13 (29.55%) SharePoint
6 12 (27.27%) Hyper-V
7 11 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (25.00%) PKI
8 10 (22.73%) IIS
8 10 (22.73%) Linux
8 10 (22.73%) Unified Communications
8 10 (22.73%) Office 365
9 8 (18.18%) Server Virtualisation
10 7 (15.91%) Windows
10 7 (15.91%) SQL
10 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
10 7 (15.91%) DV Cleared
11 6 (13.64%) HND
11 6 (13.64%) C
11 6 (13.64%) Web Services
11 6 (13.64%) Change Management
11 6 (13.64%) Identity Management
11 6 (13.64%) IT Strategy
11 6 (13.64%) Windows Server
11 6 (13.64%) ITIL V3
12 5 (11.36%) Ansible

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (29.55%) SharePoint
2 10 (22.73%) IIS
3 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.82%) CMS
5 2 (4.55%) Apache
5 2 (4.55%) Moodle
5 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.73%) Office 365
2 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.09%) Amazon S3
3 2 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.73%) Unified Communications
2 5 (11.36%) S/MIME
3 4 (9.09%) Firewall
4 2 (4.55%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (4.55%) SNMP
4 2 (4.55%) SSH
4 2 (4.55%) SSL
4 2 (4.55%) VPN
5 1 (2.27%) Internet
5 1 (2.27%) Junos
5 1 (2.27%) LAN
5 1 (2.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (4.55%) Hudson
1 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Administrator
2 8 (18.18%) Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Product Manager
3 4 (9.09%) Security Manager
3 4 (9.09%) Security Product Manager
3 4 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Applications Support
4 3 (6.82%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (6.82%) SharePoint Administrator
4 3 (6.82%) Technical Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Applications Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Exchange Administrator
5 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Platform Manager
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Systems Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) Web Services
2 2 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) PKI
2 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.55%) EPoS
3 2 (4.55%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Linux
2 7 (15.91%) Windows
3 6 (13.64%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Open Source
2 13 (29.55%) ITIL
3 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (18.18%) Server Virtualisation
5 6 (13.64%) Change Management
5 6 (13.64%) Identity Management
5 6 (13.64%) IT Strategy
5 6 (13.64%) ITIL V3
6 5 (11.36%) Load Balancing
7 4 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 3 (6.82%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.82%) DevOps
8 3 (6.82%) Information Management
8 3 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (6.82%) Release Management
9 2 (4.55%) Document Management
9 2 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (15.91%) SQL
3 6 (13.64%) C
4 3 (6.82%) Java
5 2 (4.55%) Python
5 2 (4.55%) Ruby
6 1 (2.27%) C#
6 1 (2.27%) Perl
6 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.91%) DV Cleared
3 6 (13.64%) HND
4 4 (9.09%) CISSP
5 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.27%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) Government Security Classifications
1 4 (9.09%) RMADS
2 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (2.27%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 13 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (27.27%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) Ansible
2 2 (4.55%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (4.55%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.55%) Packer
2 2 (4.55%) Puppet
2 2 (4.55%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (4.55%) Terraform
2 2 (4.55%) WMI
2 2 (4.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (47.73%) Microsoft
2 15 (34.09%) VMware
3 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.55%) Adobe
4 2 (4.55%) Blackboard
5 1 (2.27%) Juniper
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle