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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK
Rank 192 151 130
Rank change year-on-year -41 -21  
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 1421 2216 2417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.69% 2.17% 2.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.83% 7.79% 8.36%
Number of salaries quoted 989 1647 1824
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year -2.22% -3.22%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20804 28457 28919
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.80% 27.81% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 16398 22800 22703
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 22 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 22 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 1318 £45,000 -10.00% 264
South East -15 431 £45,000 -5.26% 78
South West -7 348 £40,000 -2.43% 35
London -57 239 £62,500 +7.29% 77
Hampshire -4 227 £45,000 +5.88% 36
Bristol -25 101 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Wiltshire -1 97 £40,000 +23.07% 15
North West -10 87 £35,000 -19.85% 21
Berkshire -10 85 £45,000 -18.18% 12
Surrey +19 83 £50,000 +13.63% 18
East of England -21 72 £41,250 -4.06% 12
Gloucestershire -21 62 £52,500 - 6
Somerset +32 57 £35,000 -6.04%
West Midlands -54 53 £46,750 -4.10% 16
Farnborough -2 52 £42,500 +18.05% 7
East Midlands -28 49 £47,500 - 10
Salisbury +11 45 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Reading +3 45 £42,150 -19.71% 8
Hertfordshire -22 45 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Manchester -1 42 £35,000 -39.13% 11
Portsmouth +27 41 £45,000 +34.32% 5
Chippenham -2 36 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Fareham +29 32 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Liverpool +28 28 £31,750 +15.45% 4
Merseyside +18 28 £31,750 +15.45% 4
Derbyshire -9 26 £47,500 - 7
Derby -9 25 £47,500 - 7
Cheltenham -10 21 £52,500 -4.54% 4
Birmingham -43 21 £46,250 -11.90% 6
City of London +29 20 £47,500 -18.67% 16

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 2986 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 605 (20.26%) Windows
3 578 (19.36%) Microsoft
4 558 (18.69%) ITIL
5 524 (17.55%) DV Cleared
6 423 (14.17%) Linux
7 419 (14.03%) Agile Software Development
8 414 (13.86%) Java
9 413 (13.83%) Degree
10 411 (13.76%) C
11 331 (11.09%) Information Security
12 330 (11.05%) Firewall
13 329 (11.02%) Cybersecurity
14 325 (10.88%) VMware
15 317 (10.62%) Cisco
16 315 (10.55%) SQL
17 312 (10.45%) MS Excel
18 289 (9.68%) Software Engineering
19 277 (9.28%) C#
20 276 (9.24%) Active Directory
21 268 (8.98%) Oracle
22 257 (8.61%) Project Management
23 252 (8.44%) Finance
24 251 (8.41%) JavaScript
24 251 (8.41%) CISSP
25 250 (8.37%) Cisco Certification
26 248 (8.31%) VMware Infrastructure
27 239 (8.00%) Management Information System
28 236 (7.90%) SQL Server
29 235 (7.87%) Unix

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
1 143 (4.79%) SharePoint
2 79 (2.65%) Apache
3 76 (2.55%) WebLogic
4 63 (2.11%) JBoss
4 63 (2.11%) MS Exchange
5 53 (1.77%) Skype for Business
6 43 (1.44%) IIS
6 43 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
7 41 (1.37%) Tomcat
8 39 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 38 (1.27%) WebSphere
10 36 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 29 (0.97%) Alfresco
12 28 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
13 27 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
13 27 (0.90%) Joomla!
14 16 (0.54%) Drupal
14 16 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
15 15 (0.50%) Confluence
15 15 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 312 (10.45%) MS Excel
2 170 (5.69%) MS Office
3 59 (1.98%) MS Project
4 35 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 28 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.54%) 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
10 7 (0.23%) AutoCAD
10 7 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (0.20%) Photoshop
12 5 (0.17%) Autodesk Inventor
12 5 (0.17%) Simulink
12 5 (0.17%) S-PLUS
13 4 (0.13%) SPSS
14 2 (0.067%) Siemens NX
15 1 (0.033%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 32 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
2 28 (0.94%) Sentinel
3 18 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (0.54%) SAP CO
4 16 (0.54%) SAP FI
4 16 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
5 14 (0.47%) assyst
5 14 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
6 13 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
7 11 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
8 10 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 9 (0.30%) SAP HR
10 8 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
10 8 (0.27%) SAP PS
11 6 (0.20%) SAP PSCD
11 6 (0.20%) SAP SCM
11 6 (0.20%) Teamcenter
12 5 (0.17%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 139 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 127 (4.25%) Office 365
3 106 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
5 32 (1.07%) SaaS
6 30 (1.00%) GitHub
7 28 (0.94%) PaaS
8 22 (0.74%) IaaS
9 21 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
10 17 (0.57%) 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 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
16 2 (0.067%) G Suite
17 1 (0.033%) iTunes
17 1 (0.033%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 330 (11.05%) Firewall
2 209 (7.00%) LAN
3 171 (5.73%) TCP/IP
4 164 (5.49%) WAN
5 151 (5.06%) DNS
6 137 (4.59%) Network Security
7 124 (4.15%) DHCP
8 102 (3.42%) Wireless
9 87 (2.91%) VPN
10 85 (2.85%) Cisco ASA
11 82 (2.75%) MPLS
12 79 (2.65%) HTTP
13 78 (2.61%) OSPF
14 68 (2.28%) BGP
15 59 (1.98%) SSL
16 54 (1.81%) VoIP
16 54 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
17 51 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
18 47 (1.57%) Junos
19 46 (1.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (7.90%) SQL Server
2 87 (2.91%) MongoDB
3 84 (2.81%) Hadoop
4 62 (2.08%) Big Data
5 60 (2.01%) MySQL
5 60 (2.01%) Relational Database
6 57 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 50 (1.67%) NoSQL
8 49 (1.64%) Oracle Database
9 36 (1.21%) MS Access
9 36 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
9 36 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 34 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
10 34 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
11 33 (1.11%) RDBMS
12 30 (1.00%) GIS
13 28 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
14 21 (0.70%) Oracle OWB
14 21 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 18 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 108 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 94 (3.15%) Jenkins
3 82 (2.75%) Visual Studio
4 69 (2.31%) Git (software)
5 55 (1.84%) JIRA
6 53 (1.77%) Subversion
7 52 (1.74%) Selenium
8 47 (1.57%) Maven
9 45 (1.51%) JUnit
10 41 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
11 34 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
12 30 (1.00%) TeamCity
13 28 (0.94%) Cucumber
14 21 (0.70%) PeopleTools
15 20 (0.67%) Hudson
16 16 (0.54%) Eclipse
17 14 (0.47%) LoadRunner
18 13 (0.44%) MSI
19 12 (0.40%) JMeter
19 12 (0.40%) Mockito
General
1 252 (8.44%) Finance
2 136 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 102 (3.42%) Military
4 75 (2.51%) Marketing
5 66 (2.21%) Manufacturing
6 59 (1.98%) Aerospace
7 42 (1.41%) Legal
8 31 (1.04%) Electronics
9 30 (1.00%) Banking
10 16 (0.54%) Games
11 14 (0.47%) Law
12 13 (0.44%) Publishing
12 13 (0.44%) Retail
13 12 (0.40%) Multimedia
14 10 (0.33%) Automotive
14 10 (0.33%) Billing
15 5 (0.17%) Avionics
15 5 (0.17%) Local Government
16 4 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.10%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 356 (11.92%) Developer
2 307 (10.28%) Consultant
3 267 (8.94%) Analyst
4 261 (8.74%) Architect
5 168 (5.63%) Network Engineer
6 150 (5.02%) Software Engineer
7 146 (4.89%) Support Engineer
8 140 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 108 (3.62%) Systems Engineer
10 98 (3.28%) Security Architect
11 96 (3.22%) Java Developer
12 92 (3.08%) Security Manager
13 87 (2.91%) Tester
14 80 (2.68%) Senior Developer
15 79 (2.65%) Project Manager
16 78 (2.61%) Cisco Engineer
17 75 (2.51%) Administrator
18 67 (2.24%) Software Developer
18 67 (2.24%) Solutions Architect
19 62 (2.08%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (7.40%) HTML
2 218 (7.30%) .NET
3 189 (6.33%) Web Services
4 137 (4.59%) XML
5 128 (4.29%) CSS
6 103 (3.45%) ASP.NET
7 96 (3.22%) AngularJS
8 88 (2.95%) SOAP
9 76 (2.55%) J2EE
9 76 (2.55%) REST
10 71 (2.38%) HTML5
11 63 (2.11%) .NET Framework
11 63 (2.11%) Spring
12 56 (1.88%) RESTful
13 53 (1.77%) JSON
14 46 (1.54%) WSDL
15 42 (1.41%) jQuery
15 42 (1.41%) React
16 39 (1.31%) Ajax
16 39 (1.31%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 239 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 226 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
3 127 (4.25%) Data Centre
4 98 (3.28%) CESG
5 89 (2.98%) Computer Science
6 84 (2.81%) PKI
7 62 (2.08%) Driving Licence
8 54 (1.81%) Security Operations Centre
9 41 (1.37%) Clustering
10 35 (1.17%) User Experience
11 31 (1.04%) Cyber Attack
12 30 (1.00%) Mobile App
12 30 (1.00%) Private Cloud
13 29 (0.97%) Cybercrime
14 27 (0.90%) Blackberry
15 24 (0.80%) Algorithms
16 23 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
16 23 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
17 22 (0.74%) CMDB
18 21 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 605 (20.26%) Windows
2 423 (14.17%) Linux
3 235 (7.87%) Unix
4 213 (7.13%) Windows Server
5 84 (2.81%) Windows 7
5 84 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 75 (2.51%) Android
7 71 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 60 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 58 (1.94%) Windows 10
10 50 (1.67%) Apple iOS
10 50 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 38 (1.27%) CentOS
12 30 (1.00%) Solaris
13 24 (0.80%) Windows 8
14 22 (0.74%) Windows XP
15 17 (0.57%) Debian
16 14 (0.47%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.40%) Mac OS
18 11 (0.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 558 (18.69%) ITIL
2 419 (14.03%) Agile Software Development
3 331 (11.09%) Information Security
4 329 (11.02%) Cybersecurity
5 289 (9.68%) Software Engineering
6 257 (8.61%) Project Management
7 187 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 180 (6.03%) Service Delivery
9 174 (5.83%) Scrum
10 162 (5.43%) Risk Management
11 158 (5.29%) Service Management
12 155 (5.19%) Infrastructure Management
13 141 (4.72%) Customer Requirements
14 133 (4.45%) Open Source
15 130 (4.35%) Presales
16 125 (4.19%) Incident Management
16 125 (4.19%) Mentoring
17 123 (4.12%) Change Management
18 121 (4.05%) SIEM
19 118 (3.95%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 414 (13.86%) Java
2 411 (13.76%) C
3 315 (10.55%) SQL
4 277 (9.28%) C#
5 251 (8.41%) JavaScript
6 216 (7.23%) C++
7 148 (4.96%) Python
8 129 (4.32%) PowerShell
9 70 (2.34%) Perl
10 64 (2.14%) Ruby
11 62 (2.08%) Bash Shell
11 62 (2.08%) Shell Script
12 55 (1.84%) VB
13 52 (1.74%) PHP
14 44 (1.47%) PL/SQL
15 39 (1.31%) Scala
16 36 (1.21%) VBA
17 35 (1.17%) Groovy
17 35 (1.17%) T-SQL
18 31 (1.04%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2986 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 524 (17.55%) DV Cleared
3 413 (13.83%) Degree
4 251 (8.41%) CISSP
5 250 (8.37%) Cisco Certification
6 168 (5.63%) CISM
7 163 (5.46%) CCNA
8 130 (4.35%) CCNP
9 109 (3.65%) ITIL Certification
10 103 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 100 (3.35%) SANS
12 94 (3.15%) CEH
13 87 (2.91%) CESG Certified Professional
14 84 (2.81%) CISA
15 75 (2.51%) MCSE
16 65 (2.18%) GIAC
17 61 (2.04%) CREST Certified
18 59 (1.98%) MCSA
19 55 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
20 50 (1.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (5.96%) SLA
2 152 (5.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 88 (2.95%) PCI DSS
4 67 (2.24%) QA
5 46 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
6 44 (1.47%) RMADS
7 38 (1.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 33 (1.11%) PMO
9 29 (0.97%) GPG13
10 28 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 27 (0.90%) COBIT
12 25 (0.84%) JSP 440
13 16 (0.54%) Def Stans
14 14 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 13 (0.44%) ISO 9001
15 13 (0.44%) MISRA
16 12 (0.40%) JTAG
17 11 (0.37%) Data Quality
18 9 (0.30%) DO-178B
19 6 (0.20%) DO-254
System Software
1 276 (9.24%) Active Directory
2 248 (8.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (3.22%) Hyper-V
4 92 (3.08%) vSphere
5 42 (1.41%) Snort
6 33 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
8 26 (0.87%) Docker
9 19 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (0.57%) vCloud
12 14 (0.47%) 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%) VMware ESX
16 6 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
17 5 (0.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 93 (3.11%) SCCM
2 43 (1.44%) NetBackup
3 39 (1.31%) Nagios
4 29 (0.97%) Juniper STRM
5 28 (0.94%) Ansible
5 28 (0.94%) Puppet
6 25 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
7 23 (0.77%) Data Guard
7 23 (0.77%) Endace
7 23 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
8 20 (0.67%) SCOM
9 19 (0.64%) Nmap
10 18 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
10 18 (0.60%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 17 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
11 17 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
11 17 (0.57%) SCOrch
12 15 (0.50%) Nessus
13 12 (0.40%) logstash
14 11 (0.37%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 578 (19.36%) Microsoft
2 325 (10.88%) VMware
3 317 (10.62%) Cisco
4 268 (8.98%) Oracle
5 217 (7.27%) Juniper
6 121 (4.05%) SAP
7 119 (3.99%) HP
8 94 (3.15%) IBM
9 64 (2.14%) Red Hat
10 60 (2.01%) Remedy
11 57 (1.91%) F5
12 55 (1.84%) CheckPoint
13 53 (1.77%) Citrix
14 47 (1.57%) Palo Alto
15 39 (1.31%) LogRhythm
16 38 (1.27%) NetApp
17 36 (1.21%) Symantec
18 35 (1.17%) EMC
18 35 (1.17%) Fujitsu
18 35 (1.17%) Intel Security
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £1 - £999999 per annum + Salary Negotiable + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000K - £70,000 + strong package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cumbria
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £80,000 depending on experience and location.
Posted: Yesterday
Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £20,000 per annum + On-call Allowance + Good Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £17000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + Pension and company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Norfolk
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling, Kent
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + 15% Flexible Benefits, Pension & Life Assura
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Harris Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 and comprehensive package
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Yoh
Salary: £0.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £28,000 per annum + Bonus + Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Avance Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday