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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CTC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 9 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Counter-Terrorist Check (CTC) Clearance
UK
6 months to
9 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1161 963 757
Rank change year-on-year -198 -206 +326
Permanent jobs citing CTC Cleared 74 40 34
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.035% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 59 33 31
10th Percentile - £31,790 £24,000
25th Percentile £34,500 £37,510 £25,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,322 £38,968 £29,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.91% +34.37% -44.09%
75th Percentile £46,358 £54,818 £39,125
90th Percentile £70,250 £59,700 £48,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £41,984 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.73% +4.96% -16.67%

CTC 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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 42,939 24,575 14,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.21% 21.55% 22.06%
Number of salaries quoted 17,973 14,141 10,755
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,853 £38,475
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £48,400 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.24% +1.89% +5.56%

CTC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CTC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CTC Cleared in the UK

CTC Cleared
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CTC Cleared.

Salary trend for CTC Cleared in the UK

CTC Cleared
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing CTC Cleared over the 6 months to 9 August 2022.

Salary histogram for CTC Cleared in the UK

CTC Cleared
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CTC Cleared within the UK over the 6 months to 9 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -173 58 £39,322 +0.91% 2
Work from Home -193 47 £44,047 +13.04% 1
London -171 29 £35,000 -6.69% 2
UK excluding London -109 26 £40,000 -4.73%
North of England -68 13 £39,322 +0.91%
North West -58 11 £39,322 +0.91%
South East -65 8 £43,750 -16.67%
East of England -64 3 £45,000 -
Midlands - 2 £68,750 -
Yorkshire -38 1 £35,000 -23.82%
East Midlands - 1 £80,000 -
North East - 1 £65,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £57,500 -

For the 6 months to 9 August 2022, IT jobs citing CTC 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 with a requirement for CTC Cleared.

1 74 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 49 (66.22%) Agile
3 38 (51.35%) Social Skills
4 35 (47.30%) Police
4 35 (47.30%) Law
5 31 (41.89%) Problem-Solving
6 30 (40.54%) PMO
6 30 (40.54%) Finance
7 29 (39.19%) Business Continuity
7 29 (39.19%) Management Information System
7 29 (39.19%) Microsoft Project
7 29 (39.19%) Microsoft Excel
7 29 (39.19%) Project Management
7 29 (39.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 29 (39.19%) Decision-Making
7 29 (39.19%) Business Case
8 27 (36.49%) SC Cleared
9 22 (29.73%) Azure
9 22 (29.73%) AWS
10 18 (24.32%) DV Cleared
10 18 (24.32%) Waterfall
10 18 (24.32%) Analytics
10 18 (24.32%) PRINCE2
10 18 (24.32%) SQL
11 17 (22.97%) Biometrics
11 17 (22.97%) Local Government
11 17 (22.97%) Capita
11 17 (22.97%) Presentation Skills
11 17 (22.97%) DevOps
12 16 (21.62%) Project Delivery

CTC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 29 (39.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 29 (39.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 29 (39.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (29.73%) AWS
1 22 (29.73%) Azure
2 11 (14.86%) Power Platform
3 9 (12.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 9 (12.16%) Amazon S3
3 9 (12.16%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (5.41%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (5.41%) Azure DevOps
4 4 (5.41%) Serverless
5 3 (4.05%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (1.35%) Azure AKS
6 1 (1.35%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.35%) GitHub
6 1 (1.35%) IaaS
6 1 (1.35%) Matillion
6 1 (1.35%) PaaS
6 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) DHCP
1 4 (5.41%) DNS
1 4 (5.41%) LAN
2 3 (4.05%) Firewall
2 3 (4.05%) IPv4
2 3 (4.05%) IPv6
2 3 (4.05%) VLAN
2 3 (4.05%) WLAN
3 1 (1.35%) RTMP
3 1 (1.35%) SSL
3 1 (1.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) Amazon RDS
2 12 (16.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (14.86%) Power BI
4 10 (13.51%) SQL Server
4 10 (13.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (12.16%) Redis
6 7 (9.46%) Relational Database
7 6 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (6.76%) Data Lake
8 5 (6.76%) OLAP
9 3 (4.05%) DB2
9 3 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (1.35%) Metadata
10 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.35%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 10 (13.51%) Jenkins
2 9 (12.16%) Artifactory
2 9 (12.16%) GitLab
3 1 (1.35%) Gradle
3 1 (1.35%) Maven
General
1 38 (51.35%) Social Skills
2 35 (47.30%) Law
2 35 (47.30%) Police
3 30 (40.54%) Finance
4 17 (22.97%) Local Government
4 17 (22.97%) Presentation Skills
5 12 (16.22%) Fire and Rescue
5 12 (16.22%) Organisational Skills
6 8 (10.81%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.70%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (22.97%) Coordinator
1 17 (22.97%) Project Coordinator
2 12 (16.22%) Project Officer
2 12 (16.22%) Project Support Officer
2 12 (16.22%) Support Officer
3 9 (12.16%) DBA
3 9 (12.16%) Java Engineer
3 9 (12.16%) Java Software Engineer
3 9 (12.16%) Software Engineer
4 7 (9.46%) Data Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) ICT Officer
5 6 (8.11%) Junior
6 5 (6.76%) Platform Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Senior DBA
6 5 (6.76%) SQL DBA
7 4 (5.41%) Junior DBA
8 3 (4.05%) Agile Scrum Master
8 3 (4.05%) Azure Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Scrum Master
8 3 (4.05%) Senior SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.51%) Spring
2 9 (12.16%) CSS
2 9 (12.16%) Kafka
2 9 (12.16%) React
2 9 (12.16%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 29 (39.19%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.05%) Legacy Systems
3 2 (2.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.35%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.41%) Windows
2 3 (4.05%) Linux
2 3 (4.05%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (66.22%) Agile
2 31 (41.89%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (39.19%) Business Case
3 29 (39.19%) Business Continuity
3 29 (39.19%) Decision-Making
3 29 (39.19%) Project Management
4 18 (24.32%) Analytics
4 18 (24.32%) PRINCE2
4 18 (24.32%) Waterfall
5 17 (22.97%) Biometrics
5 17 (22.97%) DevOps
6 16 (21.62%) Project Delivery
7 15 (20.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (17.57%) ETL
8 13 (17.57%) Programme Management
8 13 (17.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 12 (16.22%) Agile Project Management
9 12 (16.22%) Scrum
9 12 (16.22%) SEO
10 10 (13.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.32%) SQL
2 10 (13.51%) Java
3 9 (12.16%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.05%) Python
5 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 74 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (36.49%) SC Cleared
3 18 (24.32%) DV Cleared
4 9 (12.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (5.41%) DBS Check
6 3 (4.05%) MCP
6 3 (4.05%) MCSA
6 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.70%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (40.54%) PMO
2 1 (1.35%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.35%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.35%) PMBOK
System Software
1 12 (16.22%) Docker
2 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (14.86%) Kubernetes
2 9 (12.16%) Grafana
2 9 (12.16%) Kibana
3 1 (1.35%) Ansible
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (22.97%) Capita
2 16 (21.62%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.05%) VMware
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco
4 1 (1.35%) Cognos
4 1 (1.35%) Dynatrace
4 1 (1.35%) Juniper
4 1 (1.35%) Sophos