Period
to 18 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 99 97
Rank change year-on-year -25 -2 +60
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 118 106 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.10% 2.29% 2.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.90% 9.79% 8.92%
Number of salaries quoted 73 89 187
Scotland median annual salary £44,705 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.59% +5.26% +10.66%
10th Percentile £22,500 £35,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £67,000 £58,600 £51,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% -1.04%

Security 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 1,326 1,083 1,681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.61% 23.44% 27.29%
Number of salaries quoted 890 690 1,084
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £43,174 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.56% +1.59% +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Scotland

Security Cleared
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Security Cleared in Scotland

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in Scotland

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 February 2018. 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
Glasgow -37 65 £52,500 +5.00% 12
Edinburgh -15 29 £37,500 -25.00% 20
South Lanarkshire +1 9 £44,705 +13.18%
Stirling - 9 £22,500 - 1
Argyll and Bute - 3 £26,000 -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, IT jobs citing Security 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 57 (48.31%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (34.75%) Microsoft
3 39 (33.05%) SQL
4 33 (27.97%) Microsoft Azure
5 32 (27.12%) SC Cleared
6 28 (23.73%) Amazon AWS
7 26 (22.03%) Firewall
7 26 (22.03%) Docker
8 24 (20.34%) SQL Server
9 23 (19.49%) ITIL
9 23 (19.49%) Open Source
9 23 (19.49%) Mentoring
10 22 (18.64%) VMware
11 21 (17.80%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (17.80%) DevOps
12 20 (16.95%) Hyper-V
13 19 (16.10%) Linux
13 19 (16.10%) Python
14 18 (15.25%) Web Services
14 18 (15.25%) Active Directory
15 17 (14.41%) Configuration Management
15 17 (14.41%) Ruby
15 17 (14.41%) Packer
16 16 (13.56%) SDLC
17 15 (12.71%) Windows Server
17 15 (12.71%) Vagrant
17 15 (12.71%) Ubuntu
17 15 (12.71%) CentOS
17 15 (12.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 15 (12.71%) Windows

Security 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 6 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.24%) Apache
2 5 (4.24%) JBoss
2 5 (4.24%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.39%) IIS
4 3 (2.54%) CMS
5 2 (1.69%) Moodle
5 2 (1.69%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.85%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.85%) Confluence
6 1 (0.85%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 33 (27.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (23.73%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (7.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (6.78%) npm
5 5 (4.24%) Office 365
6 3 (2.54%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.85%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 1 (0.85%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 26 (22.03%) Firewall
2 11 (9.32%) SAN
3 9 (7.63%) Unified Communications
4 8 (6.78%) DHCP
4 8 (6.78%) DNS
5 4 (3.39%) S/MIME
5 4 (3.39%) VoIP
6 3 (2.54%) GPRS
6 3 (2.54%) SMS
7 2 (1.69%) VPN
8 1 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.85%) SNMP
8 1 (0.85%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.34%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.47%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.54%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.85%) Big Data
5 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.85%) HBase
5 1 (0.85%) MySQL
5 1 (0.85%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.85%) Power BI
5 1 (0.85%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 15 (12.71%) Vagrant
2 3 (2.54%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.54%) Maven
3 2 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.69%) Hudson
4 1 (0.85%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.85%) Gradle
4 1 (0.85%) JIRA
4 1 (0.85%) Selenium
4 1 (0.85%) Subversion
4 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (8.47%) Finance
2 9 (7.63%) Retail
3 5 (4.24%) Banking
4 4 (3.39%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.39%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.39%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Legal
5 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (17.80%) Analyst
2 15 (12.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (11.02%) Developer
5 10 (8.47%) Architect
6 9 (7.63%) Business Analyst
6 9 (7.63%) Senior DevOps
6 9 (7.63%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 9 (7.63%) Support Analyst
7 8 (6.78%) .NET Developer
7 8 (6.78%) Break Fix Engineer
7 8 (6.78%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (6.78%) C# Developer
7 8 (6.78%) Consultant
7 8 (6.78%) Hardware Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) Computer Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) Desktop Support
8 7 (5.93%) Field Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) Field Hardware Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.25%) Web Services
2 10 (8.47%) .NET
3 9 (7.63%) AngularJS
4 8 (6.78%) .NET Core
4 8 (6.78%) ASP.NET
4 8 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (6.78%) LESS
4 8 (6.78%) Node.js
4 8 (6.78%) React
4 8 (6.78%) REST
4 8 (6.78%) Sass
4 8 (6.78%) Vue (Vue.js)
5 4 (3.39%) Spring
6 3 (2.54%) Drools
6 3 (2.54%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.69%) HTML
8 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.85%) CSS
8 1 (0.85%) D3.js
8 1 (0.85%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.63%) EPoS
3 7 (5.93%) PKI
4 3 (2.54%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.69%) Learning Management System
5 2 (1.69%) PMI
5 2 (1.69%) User Experience
6 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.10%) Linux
2 15 (12.71%) CentOS
2 15 (12.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 15 (12.71%) Ubuntu
2 15 (12.71%) Windows
2 15 (12.71%) Windows Server
3 13 (11.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.54%) Unix
5 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (48.31%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (19.49%) ITIL
2 23 (19.49%) Mentoring
2 23 (19.49%) Open Source
3 21 (17.80%) DevOps
4 17 (14.41%) Configuration Management
5 16 (13.56%) SDLC
6 11 (9.32%) Change Management
7 10 (8.47%) GAP Analysis
7 10 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (7.63%) Break/Fix
8 9 (7.63%) Collaborative Working
8 9 (7.63%) Data Modelling
8 9 (7.63%) Load Balancing
8 9 (7.63%) Requirements Engineering
9 8 (6.78%) Business Process Modelling
9 8 (6.78%) Change Control
9 8 (6.78%) Infrastructure Transformation
9 8 (6.78%) ITIL V3
9 8 (6.78%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 39 (33.05%) SQL
2 19 (16.10%) Python
3 17 (14.41%) Ruby
4 13 (11.02%) PL/SQL
5 10 (8.47%) Java
6 9 (7.63%) C#
7 8 (6.78%) ES6
7 8 (6.78%) T-SQL
7 8 (6.78%) TypeScript
8 5 (4.24%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.54%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.69%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.85%) C
11 1 (0.85%) PHP
11 1 (0.85%) R
Qualifications
1 32 (27.12%) SC Cleared
2 7 (5.93%) DV Cleared
3 6 (5.08%) HND
4 3 (2.54%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.54%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.69%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.85%) Degree
6 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.85%) MCSE
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.69%) GDPR
1 2 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.85%) EMIR
2 1 (0.85%) FATCA
2 1 (0.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.85%) MiFID
2 1 (0.85%) PMO
2 1 (0.85%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (22.03%) Docker
2 21 (17.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (16.95%) Hyper-V
4 18 (15.25%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (14.41%) Packer
2 13 (11.02%) SCCM
2 13 (11.02%) SCOM
3 12 (10.17%) Puppet
4 11 (9.32%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (4.24%) Ansible
6 3 (2.54%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.69%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (1.69%) Terraform
8 1 (0.85%) WMI
8 1 (0.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 41 (34.75%) Microsoft
2 22 (18.64%) VMware
3 14 (11.86%) Oracle
4 10 (8.47%) Google
5 5 (4.24%) Cisco
5 5 (4.24%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.39%) Cognizant
7 3 (2.54%) Adobe
7 3 (2.54%) Remedy
8 2 (1.69%) Blackboard
8 2 (1.69%) IFS
9 1 (0.85%) Apple
9 1 (0.85%) IBM
9 1 (0.85%) Tableau