Period
to 18 November 2019

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 18 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 126 142 155
Rank change year-on-year +16 +13 -39
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 1,958 2,164 2,305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.52% 2.40% 2.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.27% 9.56% 9.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,416 1,371 1,659
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +0.59%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £27,474
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% -

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 19,062 22,646 25,388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 24.55% 25.08% 25.44%
Number of salaries quoted 13,908 16,676 20,019
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £69,938 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

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 18 November 2019. 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 -1 755 £60,000 +20.00% 210
South West -1 585 £50,000 +5.26% 189
Midlands +22 223 £45,000 -10.00% 64
East of England +63 188 £42,500 -29.17% 69
West Midlands +21 179 £50,000 - 47
North of England -4 156 £47,500 -4.01% 79
North West +35 111 £50,000 +0.52% 60
East Midlands +30 44 £42,500 - 17
Yorkshire -16 38 £37,500 -25.00% 8
Scotland +15 27 £38,750 -18.42% 44
Wales -5 23 £39,000 +8.33% 19
North East +17 7 £35,000 -14.14% 11
Northern Ireland +5 5 £50,000 -9.09% 7
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, 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 1,958 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 526 (26.86%) Agile Software Development
3 399 (20.38%) DV Cleared
4 366 (18.69%) Linux
5 345 (17.62%) Windows
6 336 (17.16%) Cybersecurity
7 331 (16.91%) Microsoft
8 300 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
9 287 (14.66%) Java
10 286 (14.61%) Public Sector
11 260 (13.28%) DevOps
12 242 (12.36%) C
13 239 (12.21%) ITIL
14 230 (11.75%) Cisco
15 227 (11.59%) VMware
16 219 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
17 217 (11.08%) Active Directory
18 215 (10.98%) C++
19 213 (10.88%) Software Engineering
20 206 (10.52%) Python
21 204 (10.42%) SQL
22 190 (9.70%) C#
22 190 (9.70%) Degree
23 189 (9.65%) Finance
24 175 (8.94%) Firewall
25 165 (8.43%) Azure
26 162 (8.27%) Information Security
27 159 (8.12%) Cisco Certification
28 156 (7.97%) JavaScript
28 156 (7.97%) AWS

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 73 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.53%) Apache Spark
3 29 (1.48%) JBoss
3 29 (1.48%) MS Exchange
4 28 (1.43%) Skype for Business
5 18 (0.92%) Apache
5 18 (0.92%) Confluence
5 18 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (0.82%) IIS
8 13 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
8 13 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (0.56%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (0.51%) Jetty
11 10 (0.51%) Tornado
12 8 (0.41%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.36%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 100 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.46%) Simulink
7 5 (0.26%) Figma
7 5 (0.26%) OrCAD
8 3 (0.15%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.051%) CATIA
9 1 (0.051%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.051%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.051%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
1 11 (0.56%) SAP BPC
2 9 (0.46%) SAP CO
2 9 (0.46%) SAP FI
2 9 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (0.41%) SAP PM
3 8 (0.41%) SAP PP
4 7 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.36%) SAP MM
4 7 (0.36%) SAP SCM
5 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 3 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 165 (8.43%) Azure
2 156 (7.97%) AWS
3 81 (4.14%) Office 365
4 50 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
5 27 (1.38%) IaaS
6 16 (0.82%) GCP
7 13 (0.66%) OneDrive
8 12 (0.61%) PaaS
9 11 (0.56%) SaaS
10 10 (0.51%) Azure Stack
11 8 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (0.36%) Power Platform
13 6 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.31%) G Suite
13 6 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.20%) BlazeMeter
14 4 (0.20%) Boomi
14 4 (0.20%) Serverless
15 2 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 175 (8.94%) Firewall
2 102 (5.21%) Network Security
3 99 (5.06%) WAN
4 91 (4.65%) LAN
5 80 (4.09%) DNS
6 74 (3.78%) TCP/IP
7 67 (3.42%) Internet
8 62 (3.17%) Wireless
9 53 (2.71%) DHCP
10 46 (2.35%) BGP
10 46 (2.35%) VPN
11 36 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
11 36 (1.84%) OSPF
12 34 (1.74%) MPLS
13 28 (1.43%) SAN
14 25 (1.28%) VLAN
15 24 (1.23%) Cisco Firepower
16 23 (1.17%) Skype
17 20 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
17 20 (1.02%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 71 (3.63%) Big Data
3 61 (3.12%) PostgreSQL
4 59 (3.01%) MongoDB
5 44 (2.25%) MySQL
6 38 (1.94%) Hadoop
7 36 (1.84%) Relational Database
7 36 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 33 (1.69%) IBM InfoSphere
9 25 (1.28%) Oracle Database
10 21 (1.07%) RDBMS
11 16 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (0.77%) GIS
12 15 (0.77%) SAP BW
13 13 (0.66%) NoSQL
14 11 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (0.51%) Neo4j
16 9 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (0.46%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 81 (4.14%) Jenkins
2 68 (3.47%) Git (software)
3 63 (3.22%) Selenium
4 61 (3.12%) JIRA
5 50 (2.55%) Cucumber
6 39 (1.99%) Rational DOORS
7 33 (1.69%) Eclipse
8 28 (1.43%) Visual Studio
9 24 (1.23%) WebDriver
10 22 (1.12%) JMeter
10 22 (1.12%) Maven
11 21 (1.07%) LoadRunner
12 19 (0.97%) Jasmine
12 19 (0.97%) Mocha
12 19 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (0.87%) SoapUI
14 16 (0.82%) Bitbucket
15 15 (0.77%) JUnit
16 13 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 13 (0.66%) Zephyr
General
1 286 (14.61%) Public Sector
2 189 (9.65%) Finance
3 155 (7.92%) Telecoms
4 128 (6.54%) Military
5 116 (5.92%) Electronics
6 105 (5.36%) Manufacturing
7 96 (4.90%) Marketing
8 82 (4.19%) Aerospace
9 23 (1.17%) Legal
9 23 (1.17%) Retail
10 16 (0.82%) Law
11 15 (0.77%) Advertising
12 11 (0.56%) Publishing
13 10 (0.51%) Automotive
13 10 (0.51%) Banking
14 9 (0.46%) Avionics
14 9 (0.46%) Games
15 8 (0.41%) Police
16 7 (0.36%) Local Government
17 3 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 215 (10.98%) Architect
2 211 (10.78%) Developer
3 194 (9.91%) Consultant
4 160 (8.17%) Analyst
5 117 (5.98%) Software Engineer
6 110 (5.62%) Network Engineer
7 102 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 94 (4.80%) Test Engineer
9 69 (3.52%) Security Consultant
10 60 (3.06%) Software Developer
11 59 (3.01%) Security Architect
11 59 (3.01%) Security Engineer
12 55 (2.81%) C# Developer
13 51 (2.60%) Tester
14 50 (2.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 49 (2.50%) Support Engineer
16 47 (2.40%) DevOps Engineer
17 46 (2.35%) Senior Test Engineer
17 46 (2.35%) Systems Engineer
18 45 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (3.73%) .NET
2 70 (3.58%) Web Services
3 67 (3.42%) HTML
4 63 (3.22%) CSS
5 53 (2.71%) AngularJS
6 40 (2.04%) Spring
7 31 (1.58%) jQuery
8 30 (1.53%) Node.js
9 29 (1.48%) ASP.NET
10 27 (1.38%) RESTful
10 27 (1.38%) XML
11 24 (1.23%) React
12 23 (1.17%) REST
13 22 (1.12%) Gherkin
13 22 (1.12%) Middleware
14 20 (1.02%) HTML5
15 19 (0.97%) Django
15 19 (0.97%) Java EE
15 19 (0.97%) SOAP
16 18 (0.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 219 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 72 (3.68%) Data Centre
4 66 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
5 49 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
6 41 (2.09%) Public Cloud
7 37 (1.89%) Clustering
8 33 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
9 30 (1.53%) User Experience
10 23 (1.17%) Driving Licence
11 22 (1.12%) Algorithms
11 22 (1.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 20 (1.02%) PKI
13 19 (0.97%) Mobile Computing
13 19 (0.97%) VHDL
14 18 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
15 17 (0.87%) Security Operations Centre
16 16 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
16 16 (0.82%) Private Cloud
17 14 (0.72%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 366 (18.69%) Linux
2 345 (17.62%) Windows
3 139 (7.10%) Windows Server
4 107 (5.46%) Unix
5 77 (3.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 59 (3.01%) Windows 10
7 54 (2.76%) CentOS
8 46 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 42 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 41 (2.09%) Windows 7
11 24 (1.23%) Android
12 23 (1.17%) Solaris
13 19 (0.97%) Ubuntu
14 18 (0.92%) Apple iOS
15 17 (0.87%) Debian
16 14 (0.72%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.66%) SUSE
17 13 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (0.51%) Windows 8
19 9 (0.46%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (26.86%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (17.16%) Cybersecurity
3 300 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
4 260 (13.28%) DevOps
5 239 (12.21%) ITIL
6 213 (10.88%) Software Engineering
7 162 (8.27%) Information Security
8 155 (7.92%) Project Management
9 143 (7.30%) Migration
10 138 (7.05%) Test Automation
11 136 (6.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 130 (6.64%) Mentoring
13 129 (6.59%) Programme Management
14 120 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
14 120 (6.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 112 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
16 111 (5.67%) Incident Management
17 107 (5.46%) Change Management
18 105 (5.36%) Service Management
19 101 (5.16%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 287 (14.66%) Java
2 242 (12.36%) C
3 215 (10.98%) C++
4 206 (10.52%) Python
5 204 (10.42%) SQL
6 190 (9.70%) C#
7 156 (7.97%) JavaScript
8 88 (4.49%) PowerShell
9 40 (2.04%) Bash Shell
10 31 (1.58%) Ruby
11 30 (1.53%) Shell Script
12 29 (1.48%) MATLAB
13 20 (1.02%) Embedded C++
14 18 (0.92%) PL/SQL
15 17 (0.87%) T-SQL
16 16 (0.82%) VB
17 15 (0.77%) VBScript
18 13 (0.66%) Perl
19 12 (0.61%) PHP
19 12 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,958 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 399 (20.38%) DV Cleared
3 190 (9.70%) Degree
4 159 (8.12%) Cisco Certification
5 103 (5.26%) CCNP
6 95 (4.85%) CCNA
7 81 (4.14%) CISSP
8 75 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 58 (2.96%) ISTQB
10 45 (2.30%) CISM
11 43 (2.20%) MCSE
12 40 (2.04%) MCSA
13 33 (1.69%) CCIE
14 31 (1.58%) CESG Certified Professional
14 31 (1.58%) ISEB
15 30 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
15 30 (1.53%) CompTIA Security+
16 27 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
17 26 (1.33%) CISA
17 26 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (5.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 105 (5.36%) SLA
3 41 (2.09%) QA
4 33 (1.69%) Data Quality
5 31 (1.58%) PCI DSS
6 28 (1.43%) GDPR
6 28 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 27 (1.38%) RMADS
8 25 (1.28%) JSP 440
9 22 (1.12%) ISO 22301
10 16 (0.82%) NCSC
11 15 (0.77%) NIST
11 15 (0.77%) PMO
12 14 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 11 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 9 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
15 7 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 5 (0.26%) COBIT
16 5 (0.26%) ISO 9001
16 5 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 217 (11.08%) Active Directory
2 131 (6.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (4.03%) Docker
4 56 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
5 45 (2.30%) Hyper-V
6 35 (1.79%) VMware NSX
7 33 (1.69%) vSphere
8 31 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (0.87%) XenApp
10 14 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (0.56%) Firmware
12 10 (0.51%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 6 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.31%) Snort
14 6 (0.31%) vCloud
14 6 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 69 (3.52%) Ansible
2 66 (3.37%) SCCM
3 48 (2.45%) Puppet
4 47 (2.40%) Kubernetes
5 41 (2.09%) SCOM
6 34 (1.74%) vCenter Server
7 19 (0.97%) Terraform
8 17 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
9 16 (0.82%) Nagios
9 16 (0.82%) QRadar
10 14 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
11 13 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
12 12 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
13 11 (0.56%) Salt
14 10 (0.51%) Cloudify
14 10 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 10 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
14 10 (0.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 10 (0.51%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 331 (16.91%) Microsoft
2 230 (11.75%) Cisco
3 227 (11.59%) VMware
4 148 (7.56%) SAP
5 141 (7.20%) Oracle
6 94 (4.80%) Juniper
7 61 (3.12%) CheckPoint
8 60 (3.06%) Citrix
9 56 (2.86%) F5
10 47 (2.40%) IBM
11 44 (2.25%) HP
12 40 (2.04%) Google
12 40 (2.04%) Palo Alto
13 35 (1.79%) Red Hat
14 31 (1.58%) Splunk
15 29 (1.48%) Fortinet
16 26 (1.33%) Talend
17 25 (1.28%) McAfee
18 20 (1.02%) Atlassian
19 18 (0.92%) Apple