Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 207 163
Rank change year-on-year -6 -44 -18
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2,734 2,844 4,203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 1.67% 2.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.72% 6.68% 7.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,910 2,000 3,108
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% -5.26% -2.06%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £27,175
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% -2.22%

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 40,673 42,556 55,559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.61% 24.94% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 30,759 33,367 44,609
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,824 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.72% -1.18% +6.25%

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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 2018. 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 2,582 £46,500 +3.33% 641
UK excluding London -6 2,102 £45,000 - 512
South East -20 822 £46,500 +2.20% 162
South West -13 616 £45,000 +7.78% 99
London +14 522 £60,000 - 183
North of England +11 227 £37,500 -6.25% 71
Midlands +15 222 £53,750 +13.16% 58
West Midlands +31 172 £55,000 +15.79% 38
East of England +35 164 £45,000 - 68
North West -16 154 £37,500 +7.14% 36
Yorkshire +47 66 £35,250 -20.79% 22
East Midlands -42 47 £30,000 -36.84% 20
Wales +27 33 £42,500 -5.56% 31
Scotland -55 20 £31,500 -37.00% 20
North East -27 7 £65,000 +109.68% 13
Northern Ireland -2 4 £37,500 +25.00% 3

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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 2,734 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 607 (22.20%) Agile Software Development
3 598 (21.87%) Windows
4 540 (19.75%) Microsoft
5 524 (19.17%) ITIL
6 452 (16.53%) C
7 406 (14.85%) DV Cleared
8 366 (13.39%) Linux
9 359 (13.13%) Java
10 327 (11.96%) Degree
11 326 (11.92%) C#
12 324 (11.85%) Finance
13 306 (11.19%) SQL
14 304 (11.12%) Cisco
15 292 (10.68%) Cybersecurity
16 287 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
17 278 (10.17%) Software Engineering
18 274 (10.02%) VMware
19 271 (9.91%) Python
20 266 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
21 265 (9.69%) Firewall
22 260 (9.51%) Active Directory
23 240 (8.78%) Service Delivery
24 236 (8.63%) Cisco Certification
25 233 (8.52%) DevOps
26 215 (7.86%) Microsoft Azure
27 210 (7.68%) VMware Infrastructure
28 209 (7.64%) Scrum
29 206 (7.53%) SQL Server
30 203 (7.43%) Project Management

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
1 137 (5.01%) SharePoint
2 53 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
3 49 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 49 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
4 41 (1.50%) Confluence
5 34 (1.24%) IIS
5 34 (1.24%) Skype for Business
6 28 (1.02%) WebSphere
7 27 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
8 26 (0.95%) JBoss
9 19 (0.69%) Apache
9 19 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 18 (0.66%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
11 16 (0.59%) WebSphere Portal
12 13 (0.48%) NetWeaver
12 13 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
14 9 (0.33%) GeoServer
14 9 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 185 (6.77%) Microsoft Office
2 91 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 47 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 39 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.15%) GIMP
9 2 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.073%) FrameMaker
9 2 (0.073%) InDesign
10 1 (0.037%) Revit
10 1 (0.037%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.037%) Simulink
10 1 (0.037%) Stata
Business Applications
1 41 (1.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 33 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 32 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
4 26 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
5 15 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.29%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.11%) assyst
7 3 (0.11%) Primavera
7 3 (0.11%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.11%) SAP PS
7 3 (0.11%) Sentinel
7 3 (0.11%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.073%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.073%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.073%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.073%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.073%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.073%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.073%) SAP SCM
8 2 (0.073%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 215 (7.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 173 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
3 71 (2.60%) Office 365
4 33 (1.21%) PaaS
5 29 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
7 24 (0.88%) SaaS
8 20 (0.73%) Amazon S3
9 19 (0.69%) IaaS
9 19 (0.69%) Slack
10 18 (0.66%) OpenShift
11 16 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
12 15 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
13 9 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
14 8 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 8 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (0.29%) Serverless
15 6 (0.22%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 265 (9.69%) Firewall
2 148 (5.41%) LAN
3 142 (5.19%) DNS
4 139 (5.08%) WAN
5 134 (4.90%) Network Security
6 115 (4.21%) TCP/IP
7 108 (3.95%) DHCP
8 80 (2.93%) Wireless
9 59 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
10 54 (1.98%) SMTP
10 54 (1.98%) VPN
11 51 (1.87%) HTTP
12 47 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
13 46 (1.68%) BGP
13 46 (1.68%) Internet
14 42 (1.54%) FTP
14 42 (1.54%) VoIP
15 41 (1.50%) Wireshark
16 38 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
17 36 (1.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 58 (2.12%) Oracle Database
3 54 (1.98%) MySQL
4 51 (1.87%) Big Data
5 45 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
6 43 (1.57%) Hadoop
7 41 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
8 33 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 32 (1.17%) Oracle BI EE
10 31 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 30 (1.10%) GIS
12 28 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
13 27 (0.99%) Geospatial Data
14 25 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
15 23 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
16 22 (0.80%) MongoDB
16 22 (0.80%) Power BI
17 19 (0.69%) Relational Database
18 17 (0.62%) NoSQL
18 17 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 114 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 99 (3.62%) Git (software)
3 96 (3.51%) JIRA
4 85 (3.11%) Selenium
5 78 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 59 (2.16%) Cucumber
7 53 (1.94%) Visual Studio
8 48 (1.76%) Rational DOORS
9 46 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 46 (1.68%) SoapUI
10 44 (1.61%) Subversion
11 42 (1.54%) Jasmine
12 38 (1.39%) Maven
13 34 (1.24%) JMeter
14 33 (1.21%) gulp
14 33 (1.21%) Karma Test Runner
15 26 (0.95%) Buildbot
15 26 (0.95%) Gatling
15 26 (0.95%) Ranorex
16 25 (0.91%) WebDriver
General
1 324 (11.85%) Finance
2 118 (4.32%) Telecoms
3 97 (3.55%) Marketing
4 95 (3.47%) Military
5 93 (3.40%) Manufacturing
6 88 (3.22%) Legal
7 76 (2.78%) Retail
8 64 (2.34%) Law
9 57 (2.08%) Electronics
10 46 (1.68%) Aerospace
11 40 (1.46%) Publishing
12 25 (0.91%) Advertising
13 24 (0.88%) Billing
14 16 (0.59%) Local Government
15 9 (0.33%) Banking
16 6 (0.22%) Games
17 5 (0.18%) Automotive
18 2 (0.073%) Avionics
18 2 (0.073%) Back Office
19 1 (0.037%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 354 (12.95%) Developer
2 328 (12.00%) Analyst
3 292 (10.68%) Consultant
4 284 (10.39%) Architect
5 154 (5.63%) Network Engineer
6 151 (5.52%) Software Engineer
7 102 (3.73%) Java Developer
8 99 (3.62%) Support Engineer
9 94 (3.44%) Systems Engineer
10 93 (3.40%) Security Consultant
11 88 (3.22%) Project Manager
12 81 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
13 80 (2.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 79 (2.89%) Support Analyst
15 70 (2.56%) Service Analyst
16 68 (2.49%) Service Desk Analyst
17 65 (2.38%) Tester
18 62 (2.27%) Security Engineer
19 57 (2.08%) Administrator
19 57 (2.08%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (7.35%) .NET
2 146 (5.34%) HTML
3 124 (4.54%) AngularJS
4 105 (3.84%) CSS
5 102 (3.73%) Web Services
6 93 (3.40%) XML
7 89 (3.26%) REST
8 74 (2.71%) .NET Framework
9 68 (2.49%) HTML5
10 63 (2.30%) ASP.NET
11 59 (2.16%) Entity Framework
12 48 (1.76%) JSF
13 46 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC
13 46 (1.68%) Node.js
14 43 (1.57%) jQuery
15 39 (1.43%) J2EE
15 39 (1.43%) Spring
16 35 (1.28%) Django
16 35 (1.28%) Java EE
17 33 (1.21%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 266 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
2 172 (6.29%) Data Centre
3 160 (5.85%) Management Information System
4 125 (4.57%) Self-Motivation
5 78 (2.85%) Computer Science
6 69 (2.52%) Driving Licence
7 51 (1.87%) PKI
8 42 (1.54%) CESG
9 40 (1.46%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 37 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
11 36 (1.32%) Fat Client
11 36 (1.32%) Thin Client
12 35 (1.28%) Clustering
13 32 (1.17%) User Experience
14 29 (1.06%) Smartphone
15 28 (1.02%) Replication
16 25 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
17 24 (0.88%) Cyber Warfare
18 23 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
19 20 (0.73%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 598 (21.87%) Windows
2 366 (13.39%) Linux
3 188 (6.88%) Windows Server
4 144 (5.27%) Windows 7
5 141 (5.16%) Unix
6 134 (4.90%) Windows 10
7 127 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 121 (4.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 42 (1.54%) CentOS
9 42 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (1.17%) Windows XP
11 27 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (0.80%) Apple iOS
13 20 (0.73%) Android
14 15 (0.55%) Windows 8
15 13 (0.48%) Ubuntu
16 11 (0.40%) Debian
16 11 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
16 11 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
17 10 (0.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (22.20%) Agile Software Development
2 524 (19.17%) ITIL
3 292 (10.68%) Cybersecurity
4 287 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
5 278 (10.17%) Software Engineering
6 240 (8.78%) Service Delivery
7 233 (8.52%) DevOps
8 209 (7.64%) Scrum
9 203 (7.43%) Project Management
10 195 (7.13%) Information Security
11 194 (7.10%) Continuous Integration
12 191 (6.99%) Test Automation
13 175 (6.40%) TDD
14 174 (6.36%) Service Management
14 174 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
15 169 (6.18%) UML
16 166 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
17 163 (5.96%) SDLC
18 154 (5.63%) Mentoring
19 144 (5.27%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 452 (16.53%) C
2 359 (13.13%) Java
3 326 (11.92%) C#
4 306 (11.19%) SQL
5 271 (9.91%) Python
6 200 (7.32%) JavaScript
7 185 (6.77%) C++
8 146 (5.34%) PowerShell
9 86 (3.15%) PHP
10 76 (2.78%) Ruby
11 70 (2.56%) Bash Shell
12 51 (1.87%) Scala
13 46 (1.68%) PL/SQL
14 33 (1.21%) Shell Script
15 32 (1.17%) Perl
16 27 (0.99%) T-SQL
17 24 (0.88%) ABAP
18 23 (0.84%) VB.NET
19 19 (0.69%) VBScript
20 18 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 2,734 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 406 (14.85%) DV Cleared
3 327 (11.96%) Degree
4 236 (8.63%) Cisco Certification
5 131 (4.79%) CISSP
6 129 (4.72%) CCNP
7 124 (4.54%) CCNA
8 121 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 74 (2.71%) CISM
10 64 (2.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 60 (2.19%) MCSE
12 47 (1.72%) CCIE
13 41 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
14 38 (1.39%) CESG Certified Professional
15 37 (1.35%) ISTQB
16 36 (1.32%) CCDP
17 33 (1.21%) MCPD
18 31 (1.13%) ISEB
19 30 (1.10%) SANS
20 27 (0.99%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (6.84%) SLA
2 125 (4.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 72 (2.63%) QA
4 65 (2.38%) PCI DSS
5 43 (1.57%) GDPR
6 31 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials
7 29 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 29 (1.06%) PMO
8 25 (0.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 22 (0.80%) ISO 9001
10 21 (0.77%) RMADS
11 20 (0.73%) JSP 440
12 18 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 18 (0.66%) Data Quality
13 12 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 10 (0.37%) COBIT
15 9 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 8 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
17 7 (0.26%) Def Stans
18 5 (0.18%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 260 (9.51%) Active Directory
2 210 (7.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (3.18%) Docker
4 73 (2.67%) vSphere
5 67 (2.45%) Hyper-V
6 42 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
9 22 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (0.66%) VMware NSX
11 16 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 16 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
12 15 (0.55%) Firmware
13 13 (0.48%) Snort
13 13 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
14 12 (0.44%) XenApp
15 11 (0.40%) XenDesktop
16 7 (0.26%) ProxySG
16 7 (0.26%) Samba
16 7 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 132 (4.83%) SCCM
2 76 (2.78%) Puppet
3 70 (2.56%) Kubernetes
4 57 (2.08%) Ansible
5 55 (2.01%) SCOM
6 46 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
7 28 (1.02%) Terraform
8 27 (0.99%) Nagios
9 24 (0.88%) Cisco LMS
9 24 (0.88%) Opsview
10 19 (0.69%) HP ALM
10 19 (0.69%) SCVMM
11 18 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
12 17 (0.62%) BMC PATROL
12 17 (0.62%) Kibana
13 15 (0.55%) vCenter Server
13 15 (0.55%) vRealize
14 13 (0.48%) Prometheus
15 11 (0.40%) Backup Exec
15 11 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 540 (19.75%) Microsoft
2 304 (11.12%) Cisco
3 274 (10.02%) VMware
4 185 (6.77%) Oracle
5 148 (5.41%) Juniper
6 112 (4.10%) SAP
7 98 (3.58%) Citrix
8 96 (3.51%) HP
9 76 (2.78%) CheckPoint
10 65 (2.38%) Remedy
11 63 (2.30%) F5
12 58 (2.12%) Red Hat
13 49 (1.79%) Palo Alto
14 47 (1.72%) EMC
15 44 (1.61%) IBM
16 43 (1.57%) McAfee
17 41 (1.50%) Dell
18 34 (1.24%) Fujitsu
19 31 (1.13%) Capita
20 29 (1.06%) BMC