Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 213 173
Rank change year-on-year +16 -40 +8
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2,905 2,937 3,903
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.80% 1.65% 2.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.58% 6.80% 7.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,871 2,109 2,785
UK median annual salary £51,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.37% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 38,326 43,209 50,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.70% 24.27% 26.36%
Number of salaries quoted 28,393 33,201 40,156
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +26 2,753 £52,500 +10.53% 855
UK excluding London +8 2,137 £50,000 +11.11% 728
South East -1 824 £50,000 +5.26% 245
London +117 667 £65,000 +13.04% 188
South West +6 653 £47,500 +10.47% 183
Midlands -24 224 £50,000 -4.76% 79
North of England -3 197 £49,482 +16.43% 86
West Midlands +10 182 £52,500 +0.96% 65
East of England +76 173 £60,000 +26.32% 76
North West -2 122 £50,000 +11.11% 52
Yorkshire +17 65 £50,000 -7.41% 24
East Midlands -49 42 £41,250 -23.61% 14
Wales -6 38 £37,500 +10.51% 34
Scotland -6 34 £47,500 +10.47% 27
North East -23 10 £40,764 -13.39% 10
Northern Ireland 0 3 £55,000 +29.41%

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 2,905 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 861 (29.64%) Agile Software Development
3 577 (19.86%) Windows
4 521 (17.93%) DV Cleared
5 516 (17.76%) Microsoft
6 514 (17.69%) ITIL
7 465 (16.01%) Java
8 422 (14.53%) Linux
9 418 (14.39%) C
10 358 (12.32%) C#
11 353 (12.15%) Degree
12 348 (11.98%) Finance
13 343 (11.81%) SQL
14 333 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
15 312 (10.74%) Software Engineering
16 293 (10.09%) Python
17 289 (9.95%) Firewall
17 289 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
18 276 (9.50%) Cisco
19 274 (9.43%) Project Management
20 273 (9.40%) Active Directory
21 269 (9.26%) DevOps
22 262 (9.02%) JavaScript
23 255 (8.78%) Scrum
24 254 (8.74%) SQL Server
25 252 (8.67%) VMware
26 251 (8.64%) Cybersecurity
27 248 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
28 241 (8.30%) Amazon AWS
29 227 (7.81%) Service Delivery

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
1 129 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 94 (3.24%) MS Exchange
3 68 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
4 44 (1.51%) Confluence
5 41 (1.41%) Apache
6 39 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
7 38 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
8 29 (1.00%) Apache Spark
9 28 (0.96%) IIS
9 28 (0.96%) Tomcat
10 25 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
11 22 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 19 (0.65%) Skype for Business
13 18 (0.62%) JBoss
14 16 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
15 13 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 13 (0.45%) WebSphere
16 12 (0.41%) NetWeaver
17 11 (0.38%) WebLogic
18 9 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 184 (6.33%) Microsoft Office
2 109 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 95 (3.27%) Microsoft Project
4 64 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 58 (2.00%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.24%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.17%) Windchill
9 4 (0.14%) Simulink
10 3 (0.10%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.10%) Revit
10 3 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
10 3 (0.10%) Stata
11 2 (0.069%) SPSS
12 1 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.034%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.034%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.034%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 63 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.34%) Primavera
4 7 (0.24%) SAP BPC
4 7 (0.24%) SAP CO
4 7 (0.24%) SAP FI
4 7 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (0.24%) Sentinel
5 6 (0.21%) assyst
5 6 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.21%) SAP PP
5 6 (0.21%) SAP QM
5 6 (0.21%) SAP WM
6 5 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.17%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.17%) SAP PS
6 5 (0.17%) SAP SCM
7 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.14%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 248 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 241 (8.30%) Amazon AWS
3 83 (2.86%) Office 365
4 39 (1.34%) PaaS
5 38 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
6 33 (1.14%) GitHub
6 33 (1.14%) IaaS
7 32 (1.10%) SaaS
8 30 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
9 21 (0.72%) G Suite
10 18 (0.62%) Amazon S3
11 15 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
12 13 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (0.34%) Serverless
14 9 (0.31%) npm
15 7 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
15 7 (0.24%) Boomi
15 7 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
16 6 (0.21%) AWS Fargate
16 6 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 289 (9.95%) Firewall
2 147 (5.06%) LAN
3 126 (4.34%) WAN
4 116 (3.99%) Network Security
5 85 (2.93%) TCP/IP
6 70 (2.41%) VPN
7 67 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
8 65 (2.24%) Wireless
9 63 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
10 59 (2.03%) Cisco Nexus
11 57 (1.96%) DNS
11 57 (1.96%) Internet
12 48 (1.65%) VLAN
13 45 (1.55%) BGP
14 44 (1.51%) DHCP
14 44 (1.51%) Intrusion Detection
15 43 (1.48%) Wireshark
16 40 (1.38%) VoIP
17 35 (1.20%) MPLS
18 32 (1.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 91 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
3 88 (3.03%) Big Data
4 68 (2.34%) MongoDB
5 59 (2.03%) Relational Database
6 54 (1.86%) Hadoop
7 42 (1.45%) MySQL
7 42 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 39 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 38 (1.31%) Oracle Database
10 37 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
11 34 (1.17%) NoSQL
12 30 (1.03%) Neo4j
12 30 (1.03%) Power BI
13 28 (0.96%) RDBMS
14 27 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
14 27 (0.93%) GIS
14 27 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
15 26 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
16 25 (0.86%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 172 (5.92%) JIRA
2 142 (4.89%) Jenkins
3 121 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 119 (4.10%) Selenium
5 79 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 74 (2.55%) Cucumber
7 58 (2.00%) Subversion
8 56 (1.93%) Visual Studio
9 55 (1.89%) JMeter
10 50 (1.72%) Rational DOORS
11 48 (1.65%) Maven
12 46 (1.58%) JUnit
13 42 (1.45%) WebDriver
14 38 (1.31%) SoapUI
15 35 (1.20%) LoadRunner
16 33 (1.14%) GitLab
16 33 (1.14%) MSI
17 28 (0.96%) Eclipse
18 21 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
19 17 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 348 (11.98%) Finance
2 115 (3.96%) Telecoms
3 99 (3.41%) Marketing
4 90 (3.10%) Military
5 88 (3.03%) Manufacturing
6 76 (2.62%) Electronics
7 64 (2.20%) Retail
8 46 (1.58%) Legal
9 43 (1.48%) Law
10 30 (1.03%) Aerospace
11 29 (1.00%) Advertising
12 26 (0.90%) Financial Institution
13 23 (0.79%) Billing
14 22 (0.76%) Banking
15 16 (0.55%) Local Government
16 13 (0.45%) Back Office
17 8 (0.28%) Publishing
18 7 (0.24%) Avionics
18 7 (0.24%) Games
19 4 (0.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 429 (14.77%) Developer
2 363 (12.50%) Analyst
3 360 (12.39%) Architect
4 234 (8.06%) Consultant
5 156 (5.37%) Network Engineer
6 143 (4.92%) Software Engineer
7 131 (4.51%) Project Manager
8 120 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
9 117 (4.03%) Java Developer
10 86 (2.96%) Tester
11 80 (2.75%) Systems Engineer
12 76 (2.62%) Service Analyst
13 75 (2.58%) .NET Developer
14 71 (2.44%) Service Desk Analyst
15 69 (2.38%) Support Engineer
16 65 (2.24%) Support Analyst
17 59 (2.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 57 (1.96%) Security Engineer
19 56 (1.93%) Software Developer
20 55 (1.89%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (7.26%) .NET
2 166 (5.71%) HTML
3 136 (4.68%) Web Services
4 122 (4.20%) AngularJS
5 115 (3.96%) CSS
6 111 (3.82%) XML
7 104 (3.58%) Spring
8 97 (3.34%) ASP.NET
9 71 (2.44%) .NET Framework
10 69 (2.38%) Node.js
10 69 (2.38%) REST
11 62 (2.13%) React
12 61 (2.10%) Middleware
13 53 (1.82%) HTML5
14 52 (1.79%) Hibernate
15 49 (1.69%) Java EE
16 48 (1.65%) JSON
17 47 (1.62%) J2EE
18 45 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC
19 44 (1.51%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 289 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
2 143 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
3 119 (4.10%) Computer Science
4 118 (4.06%) Management Information System
5 115 (3.96%) Data Centre
6 54 (1.86%) User Experience
7 47 (1.62%) Driving Licence
8 37 (1.27%) PKI
9 36 (1.24%) Clustering
10 34 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
11 33 (1.14%) Reference Data
12 31 (1.07%) Embedded Systems
13 30 (1.03%) Blackberry
13 30 (1.03%) Virtual Team
14 26 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
15 25 (0.86%) Fintech
16 24 (0.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 23 (0.79%) EMC VNX
17 23 (0.79%) Public Cloud
18 21 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 577 (19.86%) Windows
2 422 (14.53%) Linux
3 179 (6.16%) Windows Server
4 121 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 116 (3.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 110 (3.79%) Unix
7 106 (3.65%) Windows 10
8 90 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 55 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 49 (1.69%) Android
11 46 (1.58%) Apple iOS
12 28 (0.96%) CentOS
12 28 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (0.86%) Windows 8
14 19 (0.65%) SUSE
15 18 (0.62%) Windows XP
16 13 (0.45%) Solaris
17 10 (0.34%) Debian
17 10 (0.34%) Windows 2000
18 9 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 861 (29.64%) Agile Software Development
2 514 (17.69%) ITIL
3 333 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
4 312 (10.74%) Software Engineering
5 274 (9.43%) Project Management
6 269 (9.26%) DevOps
7 255 (8.78%) Scrum
8 251 (8.64%) Cybersecurity
9 227 (7.81%) Service Delivery
10 226 (7.78%) Test Automation
11 221 (7.61%) TDD
12 196 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
13 193 (6.64%) Service Management
14 190 (6.54%) Analytics
14 190 (6.54%) Open Source
15 187 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
16 180 (6.20%) Continuous Integration
17 164 (5.65%) Information Security
18 155 (5.34%) UML
19 138 (4.75%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 465 (16.01%) Java
2 418 (14.39%) C
3 358 (12.32%) C#
4 343 (11.81%) SQL
5 293 (10.09%) Python
6 262 (9.02%) JavaScript
7 220 (7.57%) C++
8 132 (4.54%) PowerShell
9 68 (2.34%) Ruby
10 65 (2.24%) Bash Shell
11 58 (2.00%) PL/SQL
12 57 (1.96%) T-SQL
13 37 (1.27%) ABAP
14 29 (1.00%) Java 8
15 27 (0.93%) Go
16 25 (0.86%) Shell Script
17 22 (0.76%) PHP
18 18 (0.62%) ANSI SQL
18 18 (0.62%) Perl
18 18 (0.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2,905 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 521 (17.93%) DV Cleared
3 353 (12.15%) Degree
4 184 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
5 124 (4.27%) CCNP
6 107 (3.68%) CISSP
7 88 (3.03%) CCNA
8 83 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 63 (2.17%) CISM
10 61 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
11 56 (1.93%) ISEB
12 45 (1.55%) MCSE
13 40 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
14 38 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
15 34 (1.17%) ISTQB
16 32 (1.10%) CESG Certified Professional
17 28 (0.96%) PMI Certification
17 28 (0.96%) SANS
17 28 (0.96%) TOGAF Certification
18 27 (0.93%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (5.92%) SLA
2 133 (4.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 86 (2.96%) QA
4 75 (2.58%) GDPR
5 67 (2.31%) Data Quality
6 47 (1.62%) PCI DSS
7 39 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials
8 32 (1.10%) PMO
9 27 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 24 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 19 (0.65%) ISO 9001
12 14 (0.48%) GPG13
13 11 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 10 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 10 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 8 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
16 6 (0.21%) DO-254
16 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 6 (0.21%) RMADS
17 5 (0.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 273 (9.40%) Active Directory
2 192 (6.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (3.30%) Docker
4 47 (1.62%) vSphere
5 44 (1.51%) Hyper-V
6 35 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
7 33 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 29 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
9 27 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
10 23 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 20 (0.69%) VMware NSX
12 19 (0.65%) VirtualBox
13 15 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
14 12 (0.41%) Firmware
15 7 (0.24%) vCloud
16 5 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
16 5 (0.17%) Snort
16 5 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.17%) XenApp
16 5 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 137 (4.72%) SCCM
2 89 (3.06%) Ansible
3 64 (2.20%) Puppet
4 60 (2.07%) Kubernetes
5 59 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
6 53 (1.82%) SCOM
7 42 (1.45%) Terraform
8 41 (1.41%) Nagios
9 28 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
9 28 (0.96%) vRealize
10 22 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
11 18 (0.62%) Cisco LMS
11 18 (0.62%) HP ALM
11 18 (0.62%) Opsview
12 17 (0.59%) Salt
13 14 (0.48%) WSUS
14 10 (0.34%) Cacti
14 10 (0.34%) Nessus
15 9 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
15 9 (0.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 516 (17.76%) Microsoft
2 276 (9.50%) Cisco
3 252 (8.67%) VMware
4 197 (6.78%) Oracle
5 170 (5.85%) SAP
6 114 (3.92%) Juniper
7 87 (2.99%) HP
8 82 (2.82%) CheckPoint
8 82 (2.82%) F5
9 59 (2.03%) Red Hat
10 49 (1.69%) SolarWinds
11 46 (1.58%) Citrix
12 43 (1.48%) EMC
13 42 (1.45%) Google
14 39 (1.34%) Dell
14 39 (1.34%) Palo Alto
15 38 (1.31%) Fortinet
16 29 (1.00%) Atlassian
16 29 (1.00%) Remedy
16 29 (1.00%) Veeam