Period
to 15 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 15 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 83 89 160
Rank change year-on-year +6 +71 -4
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 1,465 2,841 2,142
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.53% 3.40% 2.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.17% 12.72% 8.77%
Number of salaries quoted 884 1,745 1,507
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
10th Percentile £30,750 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9,660 22,340 24,411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.30% 26.72% 24.40%
Number of salaries quoted 6,996 15,952 18,246
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,582
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +0.94% +4.90%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,625 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in the UK excluding London

SC Cleared
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for SC Cleared in the UK excluding London

SC Cleared
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Salary histogram for SC Cleared in the UK excluding London

SC Cleared
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 15 July 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
South East +14 624 £50,000 - 78
South West +2 362 £55,000 +10.00% 70
Midlands +29 235 £47,500 -5.00% 25
West Midlands +3 170 £50,000 - 21
North of England +111 153 £50,000 - 27
North West +124 116 £46,250 +2.78% 16
East Midlands +111 72 £45,500 +17.42% 4
East of England -24 66 £52,500 +23.53% 54
Scotland +104 36 £47,250 -0.53% 26
Yorkshire +61 33 £62,500 +25.00% 8
Wales +1 13 £50,000 +11.11% 12
North East +21 4 £50,000 +42.86% 3
Northern Ireland +24 3 - - 2
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 1,465 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 462 (31.54%) Agile Software Development
3 284 (19.39%) Microsoft
4 271 (18.50%) Windows
5 266 (18.16%) DV Cleared
6 218 (14.88%) ITIL
7 206 (14.06%) Linux
8 195 (13.31%) Problem-Solving
9 185 (12.63%) Java
10 177 (12.08%) Cybersecurity
11 175 (11.95%) VMware
12 170 (11.60%) SQL
13 160 (10.92%) DevOps
14 156 (10.65%) Azure
15 155 (10.58%) Degree
16 153 (10.44%) Python
17 151 (10.31%) Active Directory
18 133 (9.08%) AWS
18 133 (9.08%) Public Sector
19 130 (8.87%) SQL Server
20 127 (8.67%) Cisco
20 127 (8.67%) Firewall
21 126 (8.60%) C#
22 121 (8.26%) JavaScript
23 117 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
24 107 (7.30%) Information Security
25 105 (7.17%) Scrum
26 103 (7.03%) Aerospace
27 102 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
27 102 (6.96%) Software Engineering

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 69 (4.71%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.46%) Apache Spark
3 29 (1.98%) MS Exchange
3 29 (1.98%) Tomcat
4 27 (1.84%) Confluence
5 25 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
6 23 (1.57%) IIS
7 19 (1.30%) Apache
8 18 (1.23%) Skype for Business
9 16 (1.09%) Apache Solr
10 12 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (0.75%) WildFly
12 8 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.55%) JBoss
12 8 (0.55%) NetWeaver
12 8 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.48%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.34%) Jupyter
15 4 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 47 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.34%) Adobe XD
4 5 (0.34%) InVision
4 5 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
4 5 (0.34%) Simulink
4 5 (0.34%) Sketch
4 5 (0.34%) UXPin
5 4 (0.27%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.068%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.068%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.068%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.82%) SAP HR
2 11 (0.75%) SAP PSCD
2 11 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.61%) SAP CO
3 9 (0.61%) SAP FI
3 9 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (0.41%) Maximo
4 6 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 6 (0.41%) SAP MDG
5 5 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 4 (0.27%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.27%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 156 (10.65%) Azure
2 133 (9.08%) AWS
3 70 (4.78%) Office 365
4 29 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
4 29 (1.98%) SaaS
5 23 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (1.30%) Power Platform
7 18 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 18 (1.23%) GitHub
8 16 (1.09%) IaaS
8 16 (1.09%) PaaS
9 15 (1.02%) GCP
10 14 (0.96%) OneDrive
11 10 (0.68%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
12 9 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (0.61%) Route 53
13 6 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.34%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 127 (8.67%) Firewall
2 81 (5.53%) LAN
2 81 (5.53%) WAN
3 59 (4.03%) Internet
4 55 (3.75%) DNS
5 40 (2.73%) Network Security
5 40 (2.73%) TCP/IP
6 33 (2.25%) Skype
7 30 (2.05%) VPN
8 27 (1.84%) Wireless
9 23 (1.57%) OSPF
10 22 (1.50%) DHCP
10 22 (1.50%) SAN
11 21 (1.43%) HTTP
11 21 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
12 20 (1.37%) BGP
13 16 (1.09%) VLAN
14 15 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (1.02%) Structured Cabling
15 12 (0.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (8.87%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.41%) Big Data
2 50 (3.41%) MongoDB
3 49 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
4 41 (2.80%) Hadoop
5 24 (1.64%) SQL Server 2017
6 21 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
8 19 (1.30%) MySQL
8 19 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
9 16 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
9 16 (1.09%) Power BI
10 15 (1.02%) KNIME
10 15 (1.02%) Relational Database
11 14 (0.96%) HBase
12 12 (0.82%) IBM InfoSphere
12 12 (0.82%) Oracle Database
13 11 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 69 (4.71%) Jenkins
2 66 (4.51%) JIRA
3 64 (4.37%) Git (software)
4 30 (2.05%) Maven
5 27 (1.84%) Selenium
6 22 (1.50%) Cucumber
6 22 (1.50%) Rational DOORS
7 21 (1.43%) JUnit
8 20 (1.37%) Mockito
9 19 (1.30%) DbUnit
9 19 (1.30%) jMock
10 18 (1.23%) Eclipse
10 18 (1.23%) SonarQube
10 18 (1.23%) Subversion
11 17 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (1.16%) Visual Studio
12 12 (0.82%) GitLab
13 11 (0.75%) Hudson
13 11 (0.75%) NWDS
14 8 (0.55%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 133 (9.08%) Public Sector
2 103 (7.03%) Aerospace
3 86 (5.87%) Finance
4 79 (5.39%) Military
5 73 (4.98%) Law
6 52 (3.55%) Telecoms
7 51 (3.48%) Legal
8 49 (3.34%) Back Office
9 34 (2.32%) Electronics
10 30 (2.05%) Police
11 20 (1.37%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.89%) Banking
13 12 (0.82%) Retail
14 8 (0.55%) Advertising
14 8 (0.55%) Local Government
14 8 (0.55%) Marketing
15 7 (0.48%) Automotive
16 6 (0.41%) Games
17 5 (0.34%) Avionics
18 3 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 193 (13.17%) Developer
2 192 (13.11%) Analyst
3 122 (8.33%) Architect
4 93 (6.35%) Consultant
5 80 (5.46%) Support Engineer
6 68 (4.64%) Network Engineer
7 60 (4.10%) Software Engineer
8 51 (3.48%) Security Analyst
9 49 (3.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 45 (3.07%) Java Developer
11 44 (3.00%) Administrator
12 43 (2.94%) Business Analyst
12 43 (2.94%) IT Support
13 34 (2.32%) Team Leader
14 32 (2.18%) Junior
15 31 (2.12%) IT Manager
15 31 (2.12%) Security Consultant
16 30 (2.05%) DevOps Engineer
16 30 (2.05%) IT Engineer
17 29 (1.98%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (5.73%) .NET
2 83 (5.67%) Web Services
3 70 (4.78%) HTML
4 56 (3.82%) CSS
5 55 (3.75%) REST
6 50 (3.41%) Spring
7 48 (3.28%) .NET Framework
8 43 (2.94%) HTML5
9 42 (2.87%) AngularJS
10 39 (2.66%) RESTful
10 39 (2.66%) SOAP
11 38 (2.59%) XML
12 35 (2.39%) Node.js
13 27 (1.84%) ASP.NET
14 26 (1.77%) J2EE
15 22 (1.50%) Apache Flex
15 22 (1.50%) JSON
15 22 (1.50%) React
16 21 (1.43%) Kafka
17 19 (1.30%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 117 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (4.85%) Data Centre
3 56 (3.82%) Management Information System
4 53 (3.62%) Cyberthreat
5 50 (3.41%) Security Operations Centre
6 43 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
7 38 (2.59%) Driving Licence
8 35 (2.39%) Cybercrime
8 35 (2.39%) User Experience
9 31 (2.12%) Public Cloud
10 23 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (1.37%) Clustering
11 20 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
12 18 (1.23%) PKI
13 17 (1.16%) Algorithms
13 17 (1.16%) Cyberattack
13 17 (1.16%) VHDL
13 17 (1.16%) Virtual Team
14 16 (1.09%) CESG
14 16 (1.09%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 271 (18.50%) Windows
2 206 (14.06%) Linux
3 93 (6.35%) Windows Server
4 58 (3.96%) Windows 10
5 34 (2.32%) Unix
6 30 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (1.57%) Mac OS
9 19 (1.30%) CentOS
9 19 (1.30%) Windows Server 2016
10 12 (0.82%) Windows Server 2019
11 11 (0.75%) Windows 7
12 10 (0.68%) Debian
12 10 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.61%) Solaris
14 7 (0.48%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.34%) AIX
16 4 (0.27%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.20%) Android
17 3 (0.20%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (31.54%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (14.88%) ITIL
3 195 (13.31%) Problem-Solving
4 177 (12.08%) Cybersecurity
5 160 (10.92%) DevOps
6 107 (7.30%) Information Security
7 105 (7.17%) Scrum
8 102 (6.96%) Software Engineering
9 99 (6.76%) Migration
10 98 (6.69%) SIEM
11 86 (5.87%) Project Management
12 81 (5.53%) Continuous Integration
12 81 (5.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 79 (5.39%) Service Management
14 72 (4.91%) Information Assurance
14 72 (4.91%) Risk Management
15 71 (4.85%) Analytics
16 66 (4.51%) Mentoring
17 65 (4.44%) Service Delivery
18 64 (4.37%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 185 (12.63%) Java
2 170 (11.60%) SQL
3 153 (10.44%) Python
4 126 (8.60%) C#
5 121 (8.26%) JavaScript
6 100 (6.83%) C++
7 90 (6.14%) C
8 75 (5.12%) PowerShell
9 46 (3.14%) Bash Shell
10 32 (2.18%) Perl
11 27 (1.84%) ABAP
12 26 (1.77%) Ruby
13 25 (1.71%) R
14 22 (1.50%) Scala
15 21 (1.43%) MATLAB
16 15 (1.02%) Java 8
17 13 (0.89%) Ada
18 9 (0.61%) VBA
19 8 (0.55%) Go
19 8 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,465 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 266 (18.16%) DV Cleared
3 155 (10.58%) Degree
4 81 (5.53%) Cisco Certification
4 81 (5.53%) CISSP
5 53 (3.62%) CESG Certified Professional
5 53 (3.62%) CISM
6 43 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 42 (2.87%) CCNA
8 39 (2.66%) CCNP
9 35 (2.39%) CRISC
10 30 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
11 24 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
12 23 (1.57%) CCIE
13 22 (1.50%) CEH
14 21 (1.43%) CREST Certified
15 20 (1.37%) MCSE
16 19 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
16 19 (1.30%) MCSA
17 13 (0.89%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (6.42%) SLA
2 85 (5.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 43 (2.94%) JSP 440
4 36 (2.46%) Cyber Essentials
5 31 (2.12%) QA
6 26 (1.77%) Data Quality
6 26 (1.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 25 (1.71%) NIST
7 25 (1.71%) RMADS
8 23 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 20 (1.37%) NCSC
10 17 (1.16%) GDPR
11 16 (1.09%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 7 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 7 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.34%) Def Stans
13 5 (0.34%) IEC 61508
13 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 5 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 151 (10.31%) Active Directory
2 102 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (3.89%) Docker
4 35 (2.39%) Hyper-V
5 27 (1.84%) vSphere
6 26 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (1.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 16 (1.09%) Firmware
9 15 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (0.96%) VMware NSX
11 11 (0.75%) NFS
12 5 (0.34%) NDS
13 4 (0.27%) KVM
13 4 (0.27%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 4 (0.27%) Postfix
13 4 (0.27%) Snort
14 2 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.14%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 64 (4.37%) SCCM
2 58 (3.96%) SCOM
3 49 (3.34%) Ansible
4 37 (2.53%) Terraform
5 32 (2.18%) Puppet
5 32 (2.18%) QRadar
6 31 (2.12%) Kubernetes
7 30 (2.05%) WSUS
8 19 (1.30%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 19 (1.30%) vCenter Server
9 18 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
10 15 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
11 12 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
12 11 (0.75%) Grafana
12 11 (0.75%) Nessus
13 10 (0.68%) Packer
13 10 (0.68%) Salt
14 9 (0.61%) Computer Incident Response Team
14 9 (0.61%) SELinux
15 7 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 284 (19.39%) Microsoft
2 175 (11.95%) VMware
3 127 (8.67%) Cisco
4 86 (5.87%) Oracle
5 82 (5.60%) Splunk
6 72 (4.91%) SAP
7 57 (3.89%) Juniper
8 55 (3.75%) LogRhythm
9 29 (1.98%) Dell
9 29 (1.98%) IBM
10 27 (1.84%) ArcSight
11 25 (1.71%) SolarWinds
12 24 (1.64%) Red Hat
13 23 (1.57%) NetIQ
14 22 (1.50%) McAfee
14 22 (1.50%) ServiceNow
15 20 (1.37%) Capita
16 19 (1.30%) Palo Alto
17 18 (1.23%) NetApp
17 18 (1.23%) Remedy