Period
to 22 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 181 186 220
Rank change year-on-year +5 +34 -46
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2,608 2,987 2,934
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.93% 1.83% 1.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.55% 7.72% 6.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,910 1,911 2,083
UK median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +6.38% +3.87%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £49,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.53% +10.56% +1.12%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 30,491 38,669 43,610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.56% 23.74% 24.19%
Number of salaries quoted 22,569 28,584 33,516
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in the UK

SC Cleared
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SC Cleared in the UK

SC Cleared
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared over the 6 months to 22 November 2019.

Salary histogram for SC Cleared in the UK

SC Cleared
Top 16 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 22 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
England +12 2,451 £54,000 +3.85% 740
UK excluding London +17 1,955 £52,500 +5.53% 638
South East 0 763 £60,000 +20.00% 203
South West 0 583 £50,000 +5.26% 170
London +9 523 £57,088 -12.17% 165
Midlands +29 215 £45,000 -10.00% 60
East of England +55 186 £42,500 -29.17% 68
West Midlands +7 172 £50,000 - 45
North of England -10 154 £50,000 +1.05% 79
North West +27 111 £50,000 - 59
East Midlands +32 43 £42,500 - 15
Yorkshire -26 36 £37,500 -25.00% 9
Scotland +8 30 £37,500 -21.05% 39
Wales -8 23 £39,000 +8.33% 18
North East +16 7 £35,000 -9.09% 11
Northern Ireland +4 5 £50,000 -9.09% 6

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 2,608 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 709 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
3 512 (19.63%) DV Cleared
4 477 (18.29%) Cybersecurity
5 446 (17.10%) Linux
6 418 (16.03%) Windows
7 417 (15.99%) Microsoft
8 390 (14.95%) Public Sector
9 388 (14.88%) Java
10 372 (14.26%) Problem-Solving
11 353 (13.54%) DevOps
12 315 (12.08%) C
13 286 (10.97%) Python
14 277 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
15 274 (10.51%) Finance
16 269 (10.31%) Cisco
17 266 (10.20%) Software Engineering
18 261 (10.01%) Active Directory
18 261 (10.01%) VMware
19 259 (9.93%) ITIL
20 255 (9.78%) Degree
21 247 (9.47%) AWS
22 242 (9.28%) C#
22 242 (9.28%) Firewall
23 240 (9.20%) SQL
24 232 (8.90%) C++
25 223 (8.55%) Information Security
26 221 (8.47%) Azure
27 213 (8.17%) Project Management
28 206 (7.90%) Oracle

SC 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:

Application Platforms
1 84 (3.22%) SharePoint
2 38 (1.46%) Confluence
3 34 (1.30%) Apache Spark
4 33 (1.27%) Skype for Business
5 31 (1.19%) MS Exchange
6 30 (1.15%) JBoss
7 24 (0.92%) Tomcat
8 23 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (0.81%) IIS
10 20 (0.77%) Apache
11 19 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
12 17 (0.65%) WebSphere
13 16 (0.61%) OpenStack
14 13 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
15 12 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
16 11 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
17 10 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
17 10 (0.38%) Jetty
17 10 (0.38%) Tornado
18 8 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 121 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
4 27 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.38%) Simulink
8 7 (0.27%) Figma
8 7 (0.27%) OrCAD
9 4 (0.15%) Adobe XD
9 4 (0.15%) InVision
9 4 (0.15%) Sketch
10 3 (0.12%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.077%) Windchill
12 1 (0.038%) CATIA
12 1 (0.038%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.038%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 20 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.50%) SAP CO
2 13 (0.50%) SAP FI
2 13 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
3 12 (0.46%) SAP BPC
4 11 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.35%) SAP PM
5 9 (0.35%) SAP PP
6 8 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (0.27%) SAP MM
7 7 (0.27%) SAP SCM
8 6 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 5 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 5 (0.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 247 (9.47%) AWS
2 221 (8.47%) Azure
3 106 (4.06%) Office 365
4 64 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
5 38 (1.46%) IaaS
6 25 (0.96%) PaaS
7 21 (0.81%) SaaS
8 17 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
8 17 (0.65%) GCP
9 16 (0.61%) OpenShift
10 15 (0.58%) Boomi
11 13 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (0.50%) OneDrive
12 12 (0.46%) Serverless
13 11 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
14 10 (0.38%) Azure Stack
14 10 (0.38%) BlazeMeter
14 10 (0.38%) Power Platform
15 9 (0.35%) G Suite
16 8 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 242 (9.28%) Firewall
2 125 (4.79%) Network Security
3 115 (4.41%) WAN
4 106 (4.06%) LAN
5 103 (3.95%) DNS
6 98 (3.76%) TCP/IP
7 86 (3.30%) Internet
8 69 (2.65%) Wireless
9 67 (2.57%) VPN
10 66 (2.53%) DHCP
11 57 (2.19%) BGP
12 45 (1.73%) MPLS
13 44 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
13 44 (1.69%) SAN
14 41 (1.57%) OSPF
15 32 (1.23%) Cisco Firepower
15 32 (1.23%) IPsec
16 30 (1.15%) VLAN
17 27 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
17 27 (1.04%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (6.37%) SQL Server
2 94 (3.60%) Big Data
3 70 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
4 58 (2.22%) MongoDB
5 48 (1.84%) Hadoop
6 45 (1.73%) MySQL
7 40 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 39 (1.50%) Relational Database
9 37 (1.42%) IBM InfoSphere
10 32 (1.23%) Oracle Database
11 23 (0.88%) RDBMS
12 18 (0.69%) NoSQL
13 16 (0.61%) GIS
14 15 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
14 15 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
14 15 (0.58%) SAP BW
15 14 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
16 12 (0.46%) SAP HANA
17 11 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 130 (4.98%) Jenkins
2 115 (4.41%) Git (software)
3 105 (4.03%) Selenium
4 86 (3.30%) JIRA
5 64 (2.45%) Cucumber
6 60 (2.30%) WebDriver
7 53 (2.03%) JMeter
8 52 (1.99%) LoadRunner
9 42 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
10 37 (1.42%) Maven
11 34 (1.30%) Eclipse
12 33 (1.27%) NeoLoad
13 31 (1.19%) Visual Studio
14 30 (1.15%) SilkPerformer
15 29 (1.11%) JUnit
16 26 (1.00%) SoapUI
17 21 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 21 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
18 19 (0.73%) Jasmine
18 19 (0.73%) Mocha
General
1 390 (14.95%) Public Sector
2 274 (10.51%) Finance
3 176 (6.75%) Telecoms
4 147 (5.64%) Military
5 126 (4.83%) Electronics
6 115 (4.41%) Manufacturing
6 115 (4.41%) Marketing
7 98 (3.76%) Aerospace
8 38 (1.46%) Retail
9 37 (1.42%) Legal
10 23 (0.88%) Law
11 21 (0.81%) Police
12 19 (0.73%) Banking
13 14 (0.54%) Advertising
14 12 (0.46%) Billing
14 12 (0.46%) Local Government
15 11 (0.42%) Games
15 11 (0.42%) Publishing
16 9 (0.35%) Automotive
17 8 (0.31%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 292 (11.20%) Developer
2 288 (11.04%) Consultant
3 262 (10.05%) Architect
4 209 (8.01%) Analyst
5 144 (5.52%) Test Engineer
6 140 (5.37%) Software Engineer
7 122 (4.68%) Network Engineer
8 119 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 102 (3.91%) Security Consultant
10 86 (3.30%) Senior Test Engineer
11 85 (3.26%) Software Developer
12 83 (3.18%) Java Developer
13 79 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
13 79 (3.03%) Security Engineer
14 71 (2.72%) Security Architect
15 69 (2.65%) Project Manager
15 69 (2.65%) Support Engineer
16 67 (2.57%) Tester
17 62 (2.38%) Test Automation Engineer
18 59 (2.26%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (3.41%) Web Services
2 88 (3.37%) .NET
3 85 (3.26%) HTML
4 80 (3.07%) CSS
5 66 (2.53%) AngularJS
6 59 (2.26%) Spring
7 57 (2.19%) RESTful
8 40 (1.53%) React
9 39 (1.50%) XML
10 33 (1.27%) jQuery
10 33 (1.27%) Node.js
11 32 (1.23%) ASP.NET
12 29 (1.11%) Middleware
13 28 (1.07%) SOAP
14 27 (1.04%) Gherkin
15 26 (1.00%) REST
16 23 (0.88%) HTML5
16 23 (0.88%) Java EE
17 22 (0.84%) J2EE
18 20 (0.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 277 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 124 (4.75%) Management Information System
3 96 (3.68%) Data Centre
4 81 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
5 55 (2.11%) Public Cloud
6 52 (1.99%) Cyberthreat
7 45 (1.73%) User Experience
8 39 (1.50%) Clustering
9 36 (1.38%) Driving Licence
10 34 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
11 31 (1.19%) Mobile Computing
12 26 (1.00%) Algorithms
13 23 (0.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 22 (0.84%) PKI
15 21 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
16 19 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
16 19 (0.73%) VHDL
17 18 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
18 17 (0.65%) Virtual Team
19 16 (0.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 446 (17.10%) Linux
2 418 (16.03%) Windows
3 140 (5.37%) Windows Server
4 112 (4.29%) Unix
5 82 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 78 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 78 (2.99%) Windows 10
7 72 (2.76%) CentOS
8 67 (2.57%) Windows 7
9 50 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (1.30%) Android
11 31 (1.19%) Ubuntu
12 29 (1.11%) Apple iOS
12 29 (1.11%) Windows 8
13 25 (0.96%) Debian
14 23 (0.88%) Solaris
15 13 (0.50%) Mac OS
15 13 (0.50%) SUSE
15 13 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (0.42%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 709 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
2 477 (18.29%) Cybersecurity
3 372 (14.26%) Problem-Solving
4 353 (13.54%) DevOps
5 266 (10.20%) Software Engineering
6 259 (9.93%) ITIL
7 223 (8.55%) Information Security
8 213 (8.17%) Project Management
9 194 (7.44%) Test Automation
10 190 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 178 (6.83%) Mentoring
12 177 (6.79%) Migration
13 173 (6.63%) Continuous Integration
14 166 (6.37%) Programme Management
15 156 (5.98%) Scrum
16 143 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
17 141 (5.41%) TDD
18 140 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 136 (5.21%) Change Management
19 136 (5.21%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 388 (14.88%) Java
2 315 (12.08%) C
3 286 (10.97%) Python
4 242 (9.28%) C#
5 240 (9.20%) SQL
6 232 (8.90%) C++
7 192 (7.36%) JavaScript
8 93 (3.57%) PowerShell
9 72 (2.76%) Ruby
10 51 (1.96%) Bash Shell
11 32 (1.23%) MATLAB
12 30 (1.15%) Shell Script
13 22 (0.84%) PL/SQL
14 21 (0.81%) Embedded C++
14 21 (0.81%) Go
15 20 (0.77%) Scala
15 20 (0.77%) VBScript
16 18 (0.69%) Perl
16 18 (0.69%) T-SQL
17 17 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 2,608 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 512 (19.63%) DV Cleared
3 255 (9.78%) Degree
4 202 (7.75%) Cisco Certification
5 139 (5.33%) CISSP
6 132 (5.06%) CCNP
7 108 (4.14%) CCNA
8 104 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 91 (3.49%) CISM
10 72 (2.76%) ISTQB
11 69 (2.65%) MCSE
12 53 (2.03%) CESG Certified Professional
13 50 (1.92%) CISA
14 44 (1.69%) CCIE
14 44 (1.69%) MCSA
15 41 (1.57%) CEH
16 40 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
17 39 (1.50%) CompTIA Security+
17 39 (1.50%) CREST Certified
18 36 (1.38%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (7.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 121 (4.64%) SLA
3 86 (3.30%) QA
4 51 (1.96%) NIST
5 45 (1.73%) GDPR
6 44 (1.69%) PCI DSS
7 39 (1.50%) RMADS
8 37 (1.42%) Data Quality
8 37 (1.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 36 (1.38%) JSP 440
10 31 (1.19%) NCSC
11 30 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 21 (0.81%) PMO
13 20 (0.77%) ISO 22301
14 18 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 15 (0.58%) NIST 800
15 15 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 11 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
17 5 (0.19%) COBIT
17 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 261 (10.01%) Active Directory
2 146 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (4.22%) Docker
4 57 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
5 47 (1.80%) Hyper-V
6 42 (1.61%) VMware NSX
7 39 (1.50%) vSphere
8 33 (1.27%) XenApp
9 32 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
10 30 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (0.42%) Firmware
12 10 (0.38%) XenDesktop
13 9 (0.35%) Snort
14 8 (0.31%) BitLocker
15 6 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 6 (0.23%) vCloud
15 6 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 5 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 94 (3.60%) Ansible
2 90 (3.45%) SCCM
3 75 (2.88%) Kubernetes
4 74 (2.84%) Puppet
5 51 (1.96%) Terraform
6 41 (1.57%) SCOM
7 35 (1.34%) vCenter Server
8 22 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
8 22 (0.84%) Nagios
9 20 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
9 20 (0.77%) QRadar
10 17 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
11 15 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
11 15 (0.58%) Salt
12 13 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
12 13 (0.50%) Packer
13 12 (0.46%) Cloudify
14 11 (0.42%) Nessus
14 11 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
15 10 (0.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 417 (15.99%) Microsoft
2 269 (10.31%) Cisco
3 261 (10.01%) VMware
4 206 (7.90%) Oracle
5 171 (6.56%) SAP
6 104 (3.99%) Juniper
7 85 (3.26%) CheckPoint
8 69 (2.65%) Citrix
9 67 (2.57%) F5
10 59 (2.26%) Palo Alto
10 59 (2.26%) Red Hat
11 54 (2.07%) HP
11 54 (2.07%) IBM
12 49 (1.88%) Google
13 41 (1.57%) Talend
14 39 (1.50%) Fortinet
15 35 (1.34%) Splunk
16 32 (1.23%) Apple
17 31 (1.19%) McAfee
18 26 (1.00%) CA