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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK
Rank 196 153 132
Rank change year-on-year -43 -21  
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 1437 2233 2402
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.69% 2.17% 2.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.83% 7.81% 8.26%
Number of salaries quoted 991 1662 1796
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +3.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21051 28584 29068
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.78% 27.76% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16599 22917 22807
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SC Cleared in the UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -38 1332 £45,000 -10.00% 249
South East -10 441 £45,000 -5.26% 78
South West -6 348 £40,000 - 35
London -53 238 £62,500 +7.75% 70
Hampshire 0 236 £45,000 +5.88% 33
Bristol -20 104 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Wiltshire -1 97 £40,000 +23.07% 21
North West -2 86 £35,000 -18.76% 18
Berkshire -11 86 £45,000 -18.18% 13
Surrey +2 85 £50,000 +13.63% 18
East of England -21 75 £40,000 -5.88% 12
Somerset +33 60 £34,000 -13.92%
Gloucestershire -25 59 £55,000 +4.76% 3
Farnborough 0 58 £42,500 +24.08% 6
West Midlands -60 53 £46,750 -4.10% 16
East Midlands -29 49 £47,500 - 7
Hertfordshire -25 48 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Reading 0 46 £42,150 -19.71% 7
Salisbury +11 45 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Manchester +6 42 £35,000 -39.13% 11
Portsmouth +26 41 £45,000 +34.32% 5
Chippenham -1 36 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Fareham +28 33 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Liverpool +19 27 £30,000 +9.09% 2
Merseyside +19 27 £30,000 +9.09% 2
Derbyshire -12 25 £47,500 - 5
Derby -8 24 £47,500 - 5
Cheltenham -9 21 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Birmingham -45 21 £46,250 -11.90% 6
Yorkshire -24 20 £43,000 -4.44% 5

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 3013 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 613 (20.35%) Windows
3 583 (19.35%) Microsoft
4 566 (18.79%) ITIL
5 524 (17.39%) DV Cleared
6 429 (14.24%) Agile Software Development
7 427 (14.17%) Linux
8 422 (14.01%) Java
9 416 (13.81%) Degree
10 414 (13.74%) C
11 333 (11.05%) Information Security
12 332 (11.02%) Firewall
13 328 (10.89%) VMware
14 327 (10.85%) Cybersecurity
15 321 (10.65%) SQL
16 319 (10.59%) Cisco
17 315 (10.45%) MS Excel
18 295 (9.79%) Software Engineering
19 281 (9.33%) C#
20 278 (9.23%) Active Directory
21 274 (9.09%) Oracle
22 258 (8.56%) Project Management
23 255 (8.46%) Finance
23 255 (8.46%) JavaScript
24 251 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
25 250 (8.30%) CISSP
25 250 (8.30%) Cisco Certification
26 241 (8.00%) SQL Server
27 240 (7.97%) Unix
28 238 (7.90%) Management Information System

SC Cleared
Top Related 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
1 144 (4.78%) SharePoint
2 80 (2.66%) Apache
3 77 (2.56%) WebLogic
4 65 (2.16%) JBoss
5 64 (2.12%) MS Exchange
6 54 (1.79%) Skype for Business
7 44 (1.46%) IIS
8 43 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 42 (1.39%) Tomcat
10 40 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
11 38 (1.26%) WebSphere
12 37 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 30 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
14 29 (0.96%) Alfresco
15 27 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
15 27 (0.90%) Joomla!
16 18 (0.60%) Drupal
17 16 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
18 15 (0.50%) Confluence
18 15 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 315 (10.45%) MS Excel
2 169 (5.61%) MS Office
3 60 (1.99%) MS Project
4 35 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 28 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.53%) InfoPath
7 10 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 8 (0.27%) 3ds Max
9 8 (0.27%) Maya
9 8 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
9 8 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (0.20%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.20%) Photoshop
11 5 (0.17%) Simulink
11 5 (0.17%) S-PLUS
12 4 (0.13%) Autodesk Inventor
12 4 (0.13%) SPSS
13 2 (0.066%) Siemens NX
13 2 (0.066%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 34 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 28 (0.93%) Sentinel
3 18 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (0.53%) SAP CO
4 16 (0.53%) SAP FI
4 16 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
5 14 (0.46%) assyst
5 14 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
6 13 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
7 11 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (0.37%) Remedy AR System
7 11 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 9 (0.30%) SAP HR
9 8 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
9 8 (0.27%) SAP PS
10 6 (0.20%) SAP PSCD
10 6 (0.20%) SAP SCM
10 6 (0.20%) Teamcenter
11 5 (0.17%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 140 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 127 (4.22%) Office 365
3 107 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
5 32 (1.06%) SaaS
6 30 (1.00%) GitHub
7 29 (0.96%) PaaS
8 22 (0.73%) IaaS
9 21 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
10 17 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.27%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.20%) Boomi
14 5 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
15 3 (0.100%) AWS CloudFormation
16 2 (0.066%) G Suite
17 1 (0.033%) iTunes
17 1 (0.033%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 332 (11.02%) Firewall
2 212 (7.04%) LAN
3 173 (5.74%) TCP/IP
4 167 (5.54%) WAN
5 152 (5.04%) DNS
6 134 (4.45%) Network Security
7 126 (4.18%) DHCP
8 104 (3.45%) Wireless
9 88 (2.92%) VPN
10 85 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
11 82 (2.72%) MPLS
12 78 (2.59%) HTTP
12 78 (2.59%) OSPF
13 68 (2.26%) BGP
14 60 (1.99%) SSL
15 55 (1.83%) VoIP
16 53 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
17 51 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
18 48 (1.59%) Junos
19 45 (1.49%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 88 (2.92%) MongoDB
3 84 (2.79%) Hadoop
4 63 (2.09%) Big Data
5 62 (2.06%) MySQL
6 59 (1.96%) Relational Database
7 57 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 52 (1.73%) NoSQL
9 48 (1.59%) Oracle Database
10 38 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 36 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
12 35 (1.16%) MS Access
13 34 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
14 33 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
15 32 (1.06%) RDBMS
16 29 (0.96%) GIS
17 28 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
18 24 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 21 (0.70%) Oracle OWB
20 18 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 110 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 94 (3.12%) Jenkins
3 86 (2.85%) Visual Studio
4 70 (2.32%) Git (software)
5 57 (1.89%) JIRA
6 54 (1.79%) Subversion
7 52 (1.73%) Selenium
8 47 (1.56%) Maven
9 46 (1.53%) JUnit
10 41 (1.36%) Rational DOORS
11 34 (1.13%) Oracle Forms
12 30 (1.00%) TeamCity
13 29 (0.96%) Cucumber
14 21 (0.70%) PeopleTools
15 20 (0.66%) Hudson
16 17 (0.56%) Eclipse
17 14 (0.46%) LoadRunner
18 13 (0.43%) MSI
19 12 (0.40%) ClearQuest
19 12 (0.40%) JMeter
General
1 255 (8.46%) Finance
2 135 (4.48%) Telecoms
3 102 (3.39%) Military
4 76 (2.52%) Marketing
5 67 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 57 (1.89%) Aerospace
7 41 (1.36%) Legal
8 31 (1.03%) Electronics
9 30 (1.00%) Banking
10 16 (0.53%) Games
11 14 (0.46%) Law
12 13 (0.43%) Publishing
12 13 (0.43%) Retail
13 12 (0.40%) Multimedia
14 10 (0.33%) Billing
15 9 (0.30%) Automotive
16 5 (0.17%) Avionics
16 5 (0.17%) Local Government
17 4 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.100%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 364 (12.08%) Developer
2 308 (10.22%) Consultant
3 271 (8.99%) Analyst
4 261 (8.66%) Architect
5 169 (5.61%) Network Engineer
6 153 (5.08%) Software Engineer
7 146 (4.85%) Support Engineer
8 141 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 108 (3.58%) Systems Engineer
10 99 (3.29%) Java Developer
11 96 (3.19%) Security Architect
12 91 (3.02%) Security Manager
13 89 (2.95%) Tester
14 83 (2.75%) Senior Developer
15 79 (2.62%) Cisco Engineer
15 79 (2.62%) Project Manager
16 75 (2.49%) Administrator
17 68 (2.26%) Software Developer
18 66 (2.19%) Solutions Architect
19 62 (2.06%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (7.47%) HTML
2 221 (7.33%) .NET
3 194 (6.44%) Web Services
4 137 (4.55%) XML
5 130 (4.31%) CSS
6 105 (3.48%) ASP.NET
7 99 (3.29%) AngularJS
8 90 (2.99%) SOAP
9 78 (2.59%) REST
10 76 (2.52%) J2EE
11 71 (2.36%) HTML5
12 64 (2.12%) Spring
13 63 (2.09%) .NET Framework
14 58 (1.92%) RESTful
15 55 (1.83%) JSON
16 46 (1.53%) WSDL
17 43 (1.43%) React
18 42 (1.39%) jQuery
19 41 (1.36%) Middleware
20 39 (1.29%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 238 (7.90%) Management Information System
2 231 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
3 129 (4.28%) Data Centre
4 96 (3.19%) CESG
5 88 (2.92%) Computer Science
6 84 (2.79%) PKI
7 63 (2.09%) Driving Licence
8 55 (1.83%) Security Operations Centre
9 41 (1.36%) Clustering
10 36 (1.19%) User Experience
11 31 (1.03%) Cyber Attack
12 30 (1.00%) Mobile App
12 30 (1.00%) Private Cloud
13 29 (0.96%) Cybercrime
14 27 (0.90%) Blackberry
15 24 (0.80%) Algorithms
16 23 (0.76%) CMDB
16 23 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
16 23 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
17 21 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 613 (20.35%) Windows
2 427 (14.17%) Linux
3 240 (7.97%) Unix
4 215 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 84 (2.79%) Windows 7
5 84 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 75 (2.49%) Android
7 71 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 61 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 58 (1.92%) Windows 10
10 50 (1.66%) Apple iOS
10 50 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 38 (1.26%) CentOS
12 30 (1.00%) Solaris
13 24 (0.80%) Windows 8
14 22 (0.73%) Windows XP
15 17 (0.56%) Debian
16 14 (0.46%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.40%) Mac OS
18 11 (0.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 566 (18.79%) ITIL
2 429 (14.24%) Agile Software Development
3 333 (11.05%) Information Security
4 327 (10.85%) Cybersecurity
5 295 (9.79%) Software Engineering
6 258 (8.56%) Project Management
7 186 (6.17%) Service Delivery
7 186 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 176 (5.84%) Scrum
9 162 (5.38%) Risk Management
9 162 (5.38%) Service Management
10 155 (5.14%) Infrastructure Management
11 143 (4.75%) Customer Requirements
12 133 (4.41%) Open Source
13 132 (4.38%) Presales
14 129 (4.28%) Mentoring
15 125 (4.15%) Incident Management
16 124 (4.12%) Change Management
17 121 (4.02%) SIEM
18 117 (3.88%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 422 (14.01%) Java
2 414 (13.74%) C
3 321 (10.65%) SQL
4 281 (9.33%) C#
5 255 (8.46%) JavaScript
6 217 (7.20%) C++
7 151 (5.01%) Python
8 132 (4.38%) PowerShell
9 71 (2.36%) Perl
10 64 (2.12%) Ruby
11 63 (2.09%) Bash Shell
12 62 (2.06%) Shell Script
13 56 (1.86%) VB
14 55 (1.83%) PHP
15 45 (1.49%) PL/SQL
16 39 (1.29%) Scala
17 36 (1.19%) T-SQL
17 36 (1.19%) VBA
18 35 (1.16%) Groovy
19 30 (1.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3013 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 524 (17.39%) DV Cleared
3 416 (13.81%) Degree
4 250 (8.30%) Cisco Certification
4 250 (8.30%) CISSP
5 167 (5.54%) CISM
6 162 (5.38%) CCNA
7 130 (4.31%) CCNP
8 110 (3.65%) ITIL Certification
9 102 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 100 (3.32%) SANS
11 92 (3.05%) CEH
12 87 (2.89%) CESG Certified Professional
13 82 (2.72%) CISA
14 74 (2.46%) MCSE
15 65 (2.16%) GIAC
16 61 (2.02%) CREST Certified
17 58 (1.92%) MCSA
18 54 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
19 51 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (5.87%) SLA
2 152 (5.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 88 (2.92%) PCI DSS
4 67 (2.22%) QA
5 45 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials
6 44 (1.46%) RMADS
7 38 (1.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 33 (1.10%) PMO
9 30 (1.00%) GPG13
10 28 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 27 (0.90%) COBIT
12 25 (0.83%) JSP 440
13 16 (0.53%) Def Stans
14 13 (0.43%) ISO 9001
14 13 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 12 (0.40%) JTAG
15 12 (0.40%) MISRA
16 11 (0.37%) Data Quality
17 9 (0.30%) DO-178B
18 6 (0.20%) DO-254
System Software
1 278 (9.23%) Active Directory
2 251 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (3.19%) Hyper-V
4 92 (3.05%) vSphere
5 43 (1.43%) Snort
6 33 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
8 27 (0.90%) Docker
9 20 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (0.56%) vCloud
12 14 (0.46%) Dovecot
13 12 (0.40%) XenApp
14 10 (0.33%) BitLocker
14 10 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
14 10 (0.33%) XenDesktop
15 9 (0.30%) Firmware
16 6 (0.20%) KVM
16 6 (0.20%) VMware ESX
16 6 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 93 (3.09%) SCCM
2 43 (1.43%) NetBackup
3 39 (1.29%) Nagios
4 30 (1.00%) Juniper STRM
5 29 (0.96%) Puppet
6 28 (0.93%) Ansible
7 24 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
8 23 (0.76%) Data Guard
8 23 (0.76%) Endace
8 23 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
9 20 (0.66%) Nmap
9 20 (0.66%) SCOM
10 18 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
10 18 (0.60%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 18 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
11 17 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
11 17 (0.56%) SCOrch
12 15 (0.50%) Nessus
13 12 (0.40%) Kubernetes
13 12 (0.40%) logstash
Vendors
1 583 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 328 (10.89%) VMware
3 319 (10.59%) Cisco
4 274 (9.09%) Oracle
5 219 (7.27%) Juniper
6 122 (4.05%) SAP
7 119 (3.95%) HP
8 94 (3.12%) IBM
9 64 (2.12%) Red Hat
10 62 (2.06%) Remedy
11 57 (1.89%) CheckPoint
11 57 (1.89%) F5
12 53 (1.76%) Citrix
13 48 (1.59%) Palo Alto
14 40 (1.33%) LogRhythm
15 38 (1.26%) NetApp
16 36 (1.19%) Fujitsu
16 36 (1.19%) Symantec
17 35 (1.16%) EMC
17 35 (1.16%) Intel Security
Ringwood, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Norfolk
Sanderson
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £580 - £620 per day + Dependent on Experience
Posted: 11 hours ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cumbria
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £1 - £999999 per annum + Salary Negotiable + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £80,000 depending on experience and location.
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Thatcham, Berkshire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £17000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + Pension and company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Norfolk
Sanderson
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Yoh
Salary: £0.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000K - £70,000 + strong package
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + 15% Flexible Benefits, Pension & Life Assura
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harris Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Leidos
Posted: 4 days ago