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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 163 172
Rank change year-on-year -38 +9  
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 1496 2028 2139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 2.09% 1.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.91% 7.83% 7.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1023 1453 1586
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £28,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 21651 25902 30444
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.58% 26.68% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16870 20937 24141
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -34 1418 £45,500 -4.21% 230
South East +6 474 £46,500 +3.33% 69
South West -2 357 £42,500 - 37
London -23 295 £57,500 -4.95% 54
Hampshire +1 221 £46,500 +16.25% 26
Bristol -17 116 £40,000 -3.03% 16
Surrey +25 100 £48,000 -4.00% 15
Wiltshire +3 100 £40,000 +14.28% 12
North West -2 96 £40,000 -11.11% 13
West Midlands -48 90 £52,500 +3.96% 28
Berkshire -37 77 £47,500 -17.39% 19
Gloucestershire -2 76 £45,000 -8.16% 3
East of England -60 65 £47,500 +11.76% 11
Reading +15 56 £51,250 -8.88% 13
Salisbury +3 48 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Portsmouth +13 42 £42,000 +26.31% 7
Hertfordshire -56 41 £47,500 +18.75% 8
Basingstoke +7 40 £41,000 +17.14% 3
Birmingham -43 39 £65,000 +8.33% 5
Farnborough +3 38 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Oxfordshire +48 37 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Somerset +4 32 £34,000 -7.48%
City of London +32 28 £38,500 -25.24% 3
Cheshire -11 28 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Leatherhead -5 26 £51,500 +3.00% 13
Liverpool +22 25 £55,000 - 1
Merseyside +13 25 £55,000 - 1
Warrington +7 25 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Chippenham -3 23 £35,000 -
Manchester 0 22 £38,750 +49.03% 6

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 2932 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 665 (22.68%) Windows
3 582 (19.85%) ITIL
4 573 (19.54%) Microsoft
5 521 (17.77%) Agile Software Development
6 495 (16.88%) DV Cleared
7 456 (15.55%) Degree
8 449 (15.31%) Java
9 420 (14.32%) Linux
10 407 (13.88%) C
11 365 (12.45%) SQL
12 346 (11.80%) Cybersecurity
13 325 (11.08%) Firewall
14 317 (10.81%) Software Engineering
15 298 (10.16%) VMware
16 297 (10.13%) Cisco
17 293 (9.99%) Information Security
18 291 (9.92%) Active Directory
19 281 (9.58%) Finance
20 273 (9.31%) Project Management
20 273 (9.31%) C#
21 264 (9.00%) Oracle
22 253 (8.63%) SQL Server
23 242 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
24 241 (8.22%) JavaScript
25 238 (8.12%) Cisco Certification
26 235 (8.02%) Unix
27 232 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
28 227 (7.74%) .NET
29 221 (7.54%) CISSP

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
1 134 (4.57%) SharePoint
2 91 (3.10%) Apache
3 70 (2.39%) JBoss
4 62 (2.11%) Tomcat
5 60 (2.05%) WebLogic
6 55 (1.88%) MS Exchange
7 53 (1.81%) Skype for Business
8 43 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
9 41 (1.40%) IIS
10 37 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 32 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 24 (0.82%) WebSphere
13 22 (0.75%) Alfresco
13 22 (0.75%) Confluence
13 22 (0.75%) Joomla!
14 21 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
15 20 (0.68%) Apache Spark
16 18 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
17 16 (0.55%) CMS
17 16 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 146 (4.98%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
4 31 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.61%) InfoPath
7 16 (0.55%) OmniGraffle
8 15 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
9 13 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
10 12 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 10 (0.34%) SPSS
12 7 (0.24%) Photoshop
13 5 (0.17%) Simulink
14 2 (0.068%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.068%) Windchill
15 1 (0.034%) 3ds Max
15 1 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.034%) Maya
15 1 (0.034%) Siemens NX
15 1 (0.034%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 35 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 23 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 19 (0.65%) Remedy AR System
4 17 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 17 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (0.48%) SAP FI
6 13 (0.44%) assyst
6 13 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
7 12 (0.41%) SAP CO
7 12 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
8 10 (0.34%) Sentinel
9 7 (0.24%) Maximo
9 7 (0.24%) SAP PS
10 6 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (0.20%) SAP GTS
11 5 (0.17%) Teamcenter
12 4 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
12 4 (0.14%) SAP BPC
12 4 (0.14%) SAP HR
13 3 (0.10%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 159 (5.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 142 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
3 109 (3.72%) Office 365
4 47 (1.60%) PaaS
5 46 (1.57%) SaaS
6 40 (1.36%) IaaS
7 37 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (0.85%) GitHub
9 22 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
10 20 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.38%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
13 7 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.24%) G Suite
14 5 (0.17%) Boomi
15 4 (0.14%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 3 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
16 3 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
16 3 (0.10%) Oracle Service Cloud
17 2 (0.068%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 325 (11.08%) Firewall
2 202 (6.89%) TCP/IP
3 191 (6.51%) LAN
4 185 (6.31%) DNS
5 180 (6.14%) WAN
6 134 (4.57%) DHCP
7 109 (3.72%) Network Security
8 105 (3.58%) VPN
9 99 (3.38%) HTTP
10 96 (3.27%) Wireless
11 86 (2.93%) BGP
12 82 (2.80%) Internet
13 81 (2.76%) OSPF
13 81 (2.76%) SSL
14 66 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
15 65 (2.22%) FTP
15 65 (2.22%) VoIP
16 64 (2.18%) SMTP
17 62 (2.11%) Wireshark
18 61 (2.08%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (8.63%) SQL Server
2 94 (3.21%) Hadoop
3 84 (2.86%) Big Data
4 79 (2.69%) MongoDB
5 72 (2.46%) NoSQL
6 64 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
7 57 (1.94%) Relational Database
8 55 (1.88%) MySQL
9 48 (1.64%) GIS
10 43 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
11 42 (1.43%) Oracle Database
12 40 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
13 38 (1.30%) RDBMS
13 38 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
14 35 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 30 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
16 29 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
17 26 (0.89%) QlikView
18 25 (0.85%) MS Access
18 25 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 101 (3.44%) Jenkins
2 99 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 90 (3.07%) JIRA
3 90 (3.07%) Visual Studio
4 78 (2.66%) Git (software)
5 48 (1.64%) Selenium
6 40 (1.36%) Subversion
7 39 (1.33%) JUnit
8 36 (1.23%) Rational DOORS
8 36 (1.23%) TeamCity
9 33 (1.13%) Maven
10 32 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
11 28 (0.95%) Cucumber
12 22 (0.75%) Eclipse
13 19 (0.65%) SpecFlow
14 18 (0.61%) Metasploit
15 16 (0.55%) Axure RP
16 15 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
17 14 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 14 (0.48%) MSI
General
1 281 (9.58%) Finance
2 114 (3.89%) Telecoms
3 100 (3.41%) Military
4 93 (3.17%) Marketing
5 90 (3.07%) Manufacturing
6 54 (1.84%) Aerospace
7 53 (1.81%) Legal
8 40 (1.36%) Electronics
9 36 (1.23%) Law
10 17 (0.58%) Banking
11 16 (0.55%) Games
11 16 (0.55%) Retail
12 14 (0.48%) Automotive
13 13 (0.44%) Multimedia
14 10 (0.34%) Avionics
15 9 (0.31%) Billing
16 7 (0.24%) Back Office
17 6 (0.20%) Publishing
18 4 (0.14%) Digital Economy
19 3 (0.10%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 413 (14.09%) Developer
2 342 (11.66%) Consultant
3 312 (10.64%) Analyst
4 258 (8.80%) Architect
5 176 (6.00%) Network Engineer
6 155 (5.29%) Support Engineer
7 136 (4.64%) Software Engineer
8 123 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 109 (3.72%) Java Developer
10 99 (3.38%) Project Manager
10 99 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
11 80 (2.73%) Software Developer
12 77 (2.63%) .NET Developer
13 72 (2.46%) Security Engineer
14 71 (2.42%) Security Consultant
15 70 (2.39%) Administrator
15 70 (2.39%) Security Architect
15 70 (2.39%) SOC Analyst
16 66 (2.25%) Tester
17 64 (2.18%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (7.74%) .NET
2 187 (6.38%) HTML
3 185 (6.31%) Web Services
4 103 (3.51%) ASP.NET
5 97 (3.31%) XML
6 95 (3.24%) CSS
7 85 (2.90%) J2EE
8 84 (2.86%) AngularJS
9 69 (2.35%) HTML5
9 69 (2.35%) Spring
10 68 (2.32%) .NET Framework
11 65 (2.22%) SOAP
12 64 (2.18%) REST
13 48 (1.64%) Node.js
14 44 (1.50%) Middleware
15 41 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC
16 40 (1.36%) XSLT
17 39 (1.33%) JSON
18 38 (1.30%) WSDL
19 37 (1.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 242 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 206 (7.03%) Management Information System
3 106 (3.62%) Computer Science
3 106 (3.62%) Data Centre
4 82 (2.80%) CESG
5 76 (2.59%) Driving Licence
6 71 (2.42%) PKI
7 56 (1.91%) Security Operations Centre
8 53 (1.81%) User Experience
9 40 (1.36%) Cyber Attack
10 36 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
11 35 (1.19%) Clustering
11 35 (1.19%) Private Cloud
12 34 (1.16%) Algorithms
13 32 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
14 31 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
14 31 (1.06%) Public Cloud
15 30 (1.02%) Mobile App
16 26 (0.89%) CMDB
16 26 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 665 (22.68%) Windows
2 420 (14.32%) Linux
3 235 (8.02%) Unix
4 186 (6.34%) Windows Server
5 95 (3.24%) Windows 7
6 86 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 72 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 65 (2.22%) Windows 10
9 64 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 64 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 57 (1.94%) Android
11 52 (1.77%) Apple iOS
12 45 (1.53%) CentOS
13 36 (1.23%) Solaris
14 20 (0.68%) Windows XP
15 19 (0.65%) Windows 8
16 16 (0.55%) Ubuntu
17 14 (0.48%) Debian
18 12 (0.41%) AIX
19 10 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 582 (19.85%) ITIL
2 521 (17.77%) Agile Software Development
3 346 (11.80%) Cybersecurity
4 317 (10.81%) Software Engineering
5 293 (9.99%) Information Security
6 273 (9.31%) Project Management
7 186 (6.34%) Service Delivery
8 183 (6.24%) Continuous Integration
9 171 (5.83%) Scrum
10 169 (5.76%) Mentoring
11 166 (5.66%) Service Management
12 165 (5.63%) Test Automation
13 160 (5.46%) Open Source
14 158 (5.39%) DevOps
15 154 (5.25%) Stakeholder Management
16 149 (5.08%) SDLC
17 141 (4.81%) Presales
18 137 (4.67%) SIEM
19 121 (4.13%) Risk Management
20 120 (4.09%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 449 (15.31%) Java
2 407 (13.88%) C
3 365 (12.45%) SQL
4 273 (9.31%) C#
5 241 (8.22%) JavaScript
6 172 (5.87%) Python
7 157 (5.35%) C++
8 126 (4.30%) PowerShell
9 80 (2.73%) Shell Script
10 60 (2.05%) Scala
11 58 (1.98%) PL/SQL
12 52 (1.77%) VB
13 49 (1.67%) Bash Shell
14 48 (1.64%) Ruby
15 41 (1.40%) PHP
16 33 (1.13%) Perl
17 32 (1.09%) Go
17 32 (1.09%) VBA
18 29 (0.99%) XPath
19 28 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2932 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 495 (16.88%) DV Cleared
3 456 (15.55%) Degree
4 238 (8.12%) Cisco Certification
5 221 (7.54%) CISSP
6 152 (5.18%) CCNA
7 119 (4.06%) CCNP
8 118 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 113 (3.85%) CISM
10 97 (3.31%) SANS
11 87 (2.97%) CESG Certified Professional
12 77 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
13 72 (2.46%) CREST Certified
14 69 (2.35%) GIAC
14 69 (2.35%) MCSE
15 65 (2.22%) CEH
16 54 (1.84%) MCSA
17 51 (1.74%) ISTQB
18 50 (1.71%) GCIH
19 49 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (4.40%) SLA
2 121 (4.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (1.57%) PCI DSS
4 40 (1.36%) QA
5 39 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 34 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
7 33 (1.13%) PMO
8 28 (0.95%) Def Stans
9 25 (0.85%) RMADS
10 23 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 21 (0.72%) JSP 440
12 20 (0.68%) Data Quality
13 18 (0.61%) COBIT
13 18 (0.61%) ISO 9001
14 17 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 16 (0.55%) DO-178B
16 13 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 10 (0.34%) DO-254
17 10 (0.34%) IEC 61508
17 10 (0.34%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 291 (9.92%) Active Directory
2 232 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (2.59%) vSphere
4 74 (2.52%) Hyper-V
5 64 (2.18%) Snort
6 37 (1.26%) Docker
7 34 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
9 23 (0.78%) Dovecot
10 15 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
11 14 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (0.41%) KVM
13 9 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
13 9 (0.31%) XenDesktop
14 8 (0.27%) Firmware
14 8 (0.27%) XenApp
15 7 (0.24%) Apache Flume
16 6 (0.20%) ProxySG
17 5 (0.17%) pfSense
18 4 (0.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 100 (3.41%) SCCM
2 58 (1.98%) Puppet
3 49 (1.67%) Ansible
4 37 (1.26%) Nagios
5 33 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (0.99%) NetBackup
7 24 (0.82%) Terraform
8 23 (0.78%) Nessus
9 22 (0.75%) Nmap
10 19 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
10 19 (0.65%) vCenter Server
11 18 (0.61%) SCOM
11 18 (0.61%) ZABBIX
12 16 (0.55%) SCOrch
13 15 (0.51%) Endace
14 14 (0.48%) Kubernetes
14 14 (0.48%) logstash
14 14 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
15 13 (0.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 13 (0.44%) QRadar
Vendors
1 573 (19.54%) Microsoft
2 298 (10.16%) VMware
3 297 (10.13%) Cisco
4 264 (9.00%) Oracle
5 188 (6.41%) Juniper
6 116 (3.96%) HP
7 105 (3.58%) SAP
8 82 (2.80%) Red Hat
9 81 (2.76%) IBM
10 67 (2.29%) CheckPoint
11 62 (2.11%) F5
12 60 (2.05%) LogRhythm
13 51 (1.74%) Citrix
14 50 (1.71%) Palo Alto
15 49 (1.67%) McAfee
16 47 (1.60%) Remedy
17 46 (1.57%) ArcSight
18 39 (1.33%) Google
19 36 (1.23%) Dell
20 34 (1.16%) BMC
Oldham, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 50k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £70k per year + Car Allowance & Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37700 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hamilton, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £75k per year + Car allowance & Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: £96,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £18k per year + Healthcare,Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £75k per year + Car allowance & Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £18,000 - £23,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 80,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 70,000 + excellent benefits and training
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £24000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + London Location Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Networkers
Salary: benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Salary: £29832.00 - £32867.00 per annum + +pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Alpha IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + security clearance
Posted: 3 days ago