Period
to 5 March 2021

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 5 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 79 103 96
Rank change year-on-year +24 -7 +73
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 1,592 2,066 2,769
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.71% 2.99% 3.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.00% 12.84% 12.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,354 1,486 1,711
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,911 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.03% +3.90% +8.89%
10th Percentile £35,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.48% +8.00% +11.11%

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 9,363 16,093 22,438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.85% 23.26% 26.44%
Number of salaries quoted 6,185 12,042 16,565
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £25,354
90th Percentile £73,100 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 5 March 2021.

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 5 March 2021. 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 -2 474 £57,500 - 184
South West +18 465 £50,000 - 132
Midlands +25 246 £57,500 +21.05% 57
West Midlands +31 222 £57,500 +15.00% 48
North of England +85 194 £54,000 +3.85% 100
North West +91 145 £50,000 +6.38% 70
East of England +71 134 £67,500 +35.00% 53
Yorkshire +33 42 £54,000 -5.66% 16
Scotland +15 40 £52,500 +53.28% 54
Wales +52 39 £42,500 +5.22% 37
East Midlands +13 20 £60,000 +41.18% 9
North East +21 10 £54,000 -26.28% 14
Northern Ireland +12 6 £67,500 +35.00% 5
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 5 March 2021, 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 1,592 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 563 (35.36%) Agile Software Development
3 335 (21.04%) DevOps
4 315 (19.79%) Java
5 309 (19.41%) Azure
6 284 (17.84%) Microsoft
7 269 (16.90%) Linux
8 253 (15.89%) AWS
9 249 (15.64%) Software Engineering
9 249 (15.64%) Public Sector
10 245 (15.39%) Windows
11 232 (14.57%) SQL
12 227 (14.26%) Python
13 197 (12.37%) Degree
14 191 (12.00%) VMware
15 187 (11.75%) JavaScript
15 187 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
16 186 (11.68%) DV Cleared
17 178 (11.18%) ITIL
18 168 (10.55%) Cybersecurity
19 167 (10.49%) Terraform
20 158 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
21 157 (9.86%) Active Directory
22 155 (9.74%) Kubernetes
23 152 (9.55%) Scrum
24 151 (9.48%) Jenkins
25 149 (9.36%) Cisco
26 148 (9.30%) C#
27 143 (8.98%) Oracle
28 137 (8.61%) C++

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 47 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
2 42 (2.64%) Confluence
3 36 (2.26%) SharePoint
4 33 (2.07%) Apache
5 24 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (1.44%) Apache Spark
6 23 (1.44%) MS Exchange
7 22 (1.38%) IIS
8 15 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (0.82%) ArcGIS
9 13 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (0.82%) OpenStack
10 10 (0.63%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.57%) JBoss
11 9 (0.57%) Skype for Business
12 8 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 8 (0.50%) FileNet
12 8 (0.50%) LiveCycle
13 7 (0.44%) CMS
13 7 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 32 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.38%) Simulink
3 15 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
5 10 (0.63%) Figma
5 10 (0.63%) InVision
5 10 (0.63%) Sketch
6 7 (0.44%) Stateflow
7 6 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.13%) SPSS
11 1 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.063%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.063%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.063%) Mathcad
11 1 (0.063%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.063%) Revit
11 1 (0.063%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.44%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.38%) Maximo
3 5 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payroll
5 3 (0.19%) SAP PM
5 3 (0.19%) SAP PSCD
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle HRMS
6 2 (0.13%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.13%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.13%) SAP PS
6 2 (0.13%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 309 (19.41%) Azure
2 253 (15.89%) AWS
3 79 (4.96%) PaaS
4 70 (4.40%) SaaS
5 64 (4.02%) IaaS
6 60 (3.77%) Microsoft 365
7 49 (3.08%) GitHub
8 43 (2.70%) Power Platform
9 42 (2.64%) GCP
10 37 (2.32%) Azure Active Directory
11 22 (1.38%) Serverless
12 20 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
13 19 (1.19%) Stackdriver
14 18 (1.13%) Amazon EKS
15 14 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
16 11 (0.69%) Amazon ECS
17 9 (0.57%) Amazon S3
17 9 (0.57%) Logic Apps
18 7 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
19 5 (0.31%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 125 (7.85%) Firewall
2 79 (4.96%) DNS
3 56 (3.52%) Network Security
4 55 (3.45%) DHCP
5 49 (3.08%) WAN
6 43 (2.70%) LAN
6 43 (2.70%) TCP/IP
7 42 (2.64%) Internet
8 36 (2.26%) VPN
9 34 (2.14%) OSPF
9 34 (2.14%) SAN
10 32 (2.01%) Unified Communications
11 31 (1.95%) BGP
11 31 (1.95%) Wireless
12 27 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
13 25 (1.57%) VoIP
14 23 (1.44%) Intrusion Detection
15 22 (1.38%) HTTP
15 22 (1.38%) VSAN
16 19 (1.19%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 68 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
3 58 (3.64%) Big Data
4 47 (2.95%) MySQL
5 45 (2.83%) MongoDB
6 42 (2.64%) Power BI
7 36 (2.26%) Oracle Database
8 33 (2.07%) NoSQL
9 16 (1.01%) Relational Database
10 13 (0.82%) GIS
10 13 (0.82%) Pentaho
11 12 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (0.50%) MariaDB
14 8 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
15 7 (0.44%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 151 (9.48%) Jenkins
2 136 (8.54%) Git (software)
3 69 (4.33%) JIRA
4 56 (3.52%) GitLab
5 51 (3.20%) Maven
6 42 (2.64%) Rational DOORS
7 33 (2.07%) Selenium
8 32 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 32 (2.01%) Cucumber
9 30 (1.88%) Rational Rhapsody
10 28 (1.76%) Visual Studio
11 25 (1.57%) Gradle
11 25 (1.57%) JMeter
12 22 (1.38%) Ant
12 22 (1.38%) Artifactory
12 22 (1.38%) Bitbucket
13 19 (1.19%) Oracle APEX
14 18 (1.13%) Hudson
15 17 (1.07%) Vagrant
16 15 (0.94%) JUnit
General
1 249 (15.64%) Public Sector
2 113 (7.10%) Finance
3 77 (4.84%) Aerospace
4 74 (4.65%) Electronics
5 68 (4.27%) Military
6 66 (4.15%) Telecoms
7 55 (3.45%) Marketing
8 47 (2.95%) Manufacturing
9 27 (1.70%) Law
10 22 (1.38%) Police
11 18 (1.13%) Local Government
12 17 (1.07%) Legal
13 15 (0.94%) Games
14 14 (0.88%) Advertising
15 11 (0.69%) Retail
16 8 (0.50%) Avionics
16 8 (0.50%) Back Office
17 5 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.13%) German Language
19 1 (0.063%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 282 (17.71%) Developer
2 157 (9.86%) Architect
3 136 (8.54%) Software Engineer
4 126 (7.91%) DevOps Engineer
5 105 (6.60%) Java Developer
6 99 (6.22%) Analyst
7 90 (5.65%) Consultant
8 73 (4.59%) Network Engineer
9 67 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
10 55 (3.45%) Senior Developer
11 49 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 48 (3.02%) Support Engineer
13 43 (2.70%) .NET Developer
13 43 (2.70%) Software Developer
14 41 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
15 34 (2.14%) Cloud Architect
15 34 (2.14%) Full Stack Developer
16 32 (2.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 32 (2.01%) Platform Engineer
17 29 (1.82%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (7.91%) .NET
2 118 (7.41%) Spring
3 84 (5.28%) HTML
4 76 (4.77%) CSS
5 70 (4.40%) AngularJS
6 63 (3.96%) Spring Boot
7 59 (3.71%) Web Services
8 52 (3.27%) RESTful
9 51 (3.20%) Node.js
10 50 (3.14%) ASP.NET
11 44 (2.76%) REST
12 42 (2.64%) Hibernate
13 40 (2.51%) ASP.NET MVC
14 37 (2.32%) Middleware
15 29 (1.82%) Elastic Stack
15 29 (1.82%) HTML5
15 29 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
16 25 (1.57%) .NET Framework
17 24 (1.51%) .NET Core
17 24 (1.51%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 118 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (5.34%) Public Cloud
3 75 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
4 73 (4.59%) Data Centre
5 52 (3.27%) Management Information System
6 39 (2.45%) Driving Licence
7 36 (2.26%) Cyberthreat
8 35 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
9 32 (2.01%) Algorithms
10 29 (1.82%) User Experience
11 27 (1.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 24 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
13 22 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
14 18 (1.13%) PKI
15 17 (1.07%) Cybercrime
15 17 (1.07%) Internet of Things
16 16 (1.01%) Data Structures
16 16 (1.01%) NHS
16 16 (1.01%) Replication
17 15 (0.94%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 269 (16.90%) Linux
2 245 (15.39%) Windows
3 90 (5.65%) Windows Server
4 78 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (4.33%) Windows Server 2016
6 68 (4.27%) Windows 10
7 47 (2.95%) Windows Server 2019
8 40 (2.51%) Unix
9 35 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (2.01%) CentOS
11 29 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (1.51%) Windows 7
13 14 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.38%) Android
15 5 (0.31%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.31%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.25%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.19%) Solaris
17 3 (0.19%) SUSE
17 3 (0.19%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 563 (35.36%) Agile Software Development
2 335 (21.04%) DevOps
3 249 (15.64%) Software Engineering
4 187 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
5 178 (11.18%) ITIL
6 168 (10.55%) Cybersecurity
7 152 (9.55%) Scrum
8 119 (7.47%) Configuration Management
9 110 (6.91%) Analytics
10 105 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
11 101 (6.34%) Decision-Making
12 100 (6.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 99 (6.22%) Project Management
14 94 (5.90%) Test Automation
15 92 (5.78%) Mentoring
16 90 (5.65%) Systems Engineering
17 83 (5.21%) Microservices
18 82 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
18 82 (5.15%) Continuous Improvement
19 78 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 315 (19.79%) Java
2 232 (14.57%) SQL
3 227 (14.26%) Python
4 187 (11.75%) JavaScript
5 148 (9.30%) C#
6 137 (8.61%) C
6 137 (8.61%) C++
7 89 (5.59%) PowerShell
8 75 (4.71%) Bash Shell
9 42 (2.64%) MATLAB
10 38 (2.39%) Ruby
10 38 (2.39%) TypeScript
11 32 (2.01%) Perl
12 31 (1.95%) Shell Script
13 30 (1.88%) Java 8
14 29 (1.82%) Go
15 28 (1.76%) PL/SQL
16 19 (1.19%) PHP
17 17 (1.07%) Scala
18 14 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,592 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 197 (12.37%) Degree
3 186 (11.68%) DV Cleared
4 106 (6.66%) Cisco Certification
5 69 (4.33%) CCNA
5 69 (4.33%) CCNP
6 59 (3.71%) CISSP
7 58 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
8 53 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 51 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
10 35 (2.20%) CESG Certified Professional
11 33 (2.07%) CISM
12 30 (1.88%) MCSA
13 29 (1.82%) HNC
13 29 (1.82%) MCSE
14 23 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 20 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
16 19 (1.19%) CCDP
17 14 (0.88%) ISTQB
17 14 (0.88%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.96%) SLA
2 46 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (2.32%) NCSC
4 23 (1.44%) NIST
5 20 (1.26%) QA
6 17 (1.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 15 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 14 (0.88%) JSP 440
9 12 (0.75%) RMADS
10 8 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
10 8 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (0.38%) COBIT
12 5 (0.31%) GxP
12 5 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.25%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.25%) Def Stans
13 4 (0.25%) GDPR
13 4 (0.25%) GPG13
13 4 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 158 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 157 (9.86%) Active Directory
3 122 (7.66%) Docker
4 64 (4.02%) vSphere
5 46 (2.89%) Hyper-V
6 43 (2.70%) VMware NSX
7 42 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
9 18 (1.13%) KVM
10 16 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (0.63%) Firmware
11 10 (0.63%) XenApp
12 9 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (0.57%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.31%) NDS
13 5 (0.31%) NFS
14 4 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.25%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 4 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 167 (10.49%) Terraform
2 155 (9.74%) Kubernetes
3 116 (7.29%) Ansible
4 61 (3.83%) Puppet
5 60 (3.77%) SCCM
6 53 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
7 29 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
8 27 (1.70%) SCVMM
9 25 (1.57%) CFEngine
10 21 (1.32%) Grafana
11 20 (1.26%) Istio
11 20 (1.26%) WSUS
12 17 (1.07%) Packer
12 17 (1.07%) SCOM
13 15 (0.94%) Demisto
14 13 (0.82%) Consul
14 13 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
15 12 (0.75%) Nagios
16 11 (0.69%) FortiGate
16 11 (0.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 284 (17.84%) Microsoft
2 191 (12.00%) VMware
3 149 (9.36%) Cisco
4 143 (8.98%) Oracle
5 63 (3.96%) ServiceNow
6 58 (3.64%) Splunk
7 50 (3.14%) SAP
8 42 (2.64%) SolarWinds
9 40 (2.51%) Red Hat
10 37 (2.32%) Google
11 36 (2.26%) IBM
12 35 (2.20%) Juniper
13 34 (2.14%) Atlassian
13 34 (2.14%) Palo Alto
14 29 (1.82%) F5
15 28 (1.76%) Citrix
16 27 (1.70%) Veeam
17 26 (1.63%) Dell
18 24 (1.51%) HP
19 22 (1.38%) Adobe