Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 212 166
Rank change year-on-year +8 -46 +6
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2,840 2,973 4,042
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 1.67% 2.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.19% 6.83% 7.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,901 2,118 2,950
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% -3.06%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,300 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,100 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% -3.33%

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 39,491 43,532 51,130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.59% 24.50% 26.52%
Number of salaries quoted 29,285 33,385 41,242
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +5 2,693 £50,000 +9.89% 765
UK excluding London +2 2,117 £47,500 +5.56% 650
South East -16 804 £50,000 +7.53% 209
South West 0 689 £46,000 +4.55% 172
London +78 613 £65,000 +13.04% 179
Midlands 0 224 £52,500 - 61
North of England +7 195 £50,000 +25.00% 71
West Midlands +11 178 £55,000 +4.76% 43
East of England +47 150 £60,000 +26.32% 75
North West +15 134 £50,000 +25.00% 44
Yorkshire +23 51 £42,500 - 11
East Midlands -33 45 £38,500 -23.00% 17
Wales -13 28 £40,000 +17.88% 34
Scotland -13 27 £47,500 +8.32% 28
North East -31 10 £51,750 +64.29% 16
Northern Ireland +1 4 £55,000 +29.41% 2

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 2,840 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 760 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
3 550 (19.37%) Windows
4 519 (18.27%) DV Cleared
5 514 (18.10%) Microsoft
6 504 (17.75%) C
7 498 (17.54%) ITIL
8 405 (14.26%) Java
9 400 (14.08%) Linux
10 387 (13.63%) Degree
11 349 (12.29%) Finance
12 339 (11.94%) C#
13 327 (11.51%) Software Engineering
14 304 (10.70%) Cisco
15 303 (10.67%) SQL
16 302 (10.63%) Python
17 292 (10.28%) Firewall
17 292 (10.28%) Problem-Solving
18 280 (9.86%) Project Management
19 272 (9.58%) Cybersecurity
20 270 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
21 260 (9.15%) DevOps
22 249 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
23 242 (8.52%) VMware
24 239 (8.42%) C++
25 234 (8.24%) Scrum
26 232 (8.17%) SQL Server
26 232 (8.17%) Active Directory
27 217 (7.64%) JavaScript
27 217 (7.64%) 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
1 128 (4.51%) SharePoint
2 77 (2.71%) MS Exchange
3 69 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
4 43 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
5 41 (1.44%) Confluence
6 25 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 22 (0.77%) IIS
8 19 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 18 (0.63%) Apache
10 17 (0.60%) Apache Spark
11 16 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
12 14 (0.49%) Skype for Business
13 13 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (0.46%) Tomcat
14 12 (0.42%) JBoss
14 12 (0.42%) NetWeaver
14 12 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 11 (0.39%) WebLogic
16 9 (0.32%) WebSphere
17 8 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 197 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
2 100 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 100 (3.52%) Microsoft Project
3 70 (2.46%) MS Visio
4 47 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.18%) Simulink
7 4 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.11%) Revit
8 3 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.11%) Stata
9 2 (0.070%) SPSS
9 2 (0.070%) Windchill
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.035%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.035%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.035%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 47 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.42%) SAP ERP
4 10 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (0.35%) Primavera
5 8 (0.28%) assyst
6 7 (0.25%) SAP PP
6 7 (0.25%) SAP PS
6 7 (0.25%) SAP WM
6 7 (0.25%) Sentinel
7 6 (0.21%) SAP QM
7 6 (0.21%) SAP SCM
8 5 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.18%) SAP CO
8 5 (0.18%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (0.18%) SAP MM
9 4 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 249 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 216 (7.61%) Amazon AWS
3 64 (2.25%) Office 365
4 42 (1.48%) PaaS
5 29 (1.02%) IaaS
6 24 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
7 22 (0.77%) Amazon S3
8 20 (0.70%) SaaS
9 17 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
10 16 (0.56%) Slack
11 15 (0.53%) G Suite
11 15 (0.53%) GitHub
12 14 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (0.46%) Serverless
14 11 (0.39%) Boomi
15 9 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
16 6 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 292 (10.28%) Firewall
2 152 (5.35%) LAN
3 141 (4.96%) WAN
4 121 (4.26%) Network Security
5 71 (2.50%) TCP/IP
6 61 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
7 59 (2.08%) Wireless
8 57 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
8 57 (2.01%) VPN
9 56 (1.97%) DNS
10 52 (1.83%) Cisco Nexus
11 48 (1.69%) VLAN
12 47 (1.65%) BGP
12 47 (1.65%) Internet
13 46 (1.62%) Wireshark
14 43 (1.51%) Intrusion Detection
15 37 (1.30%) DHCP
15 37 (1.30%) VoIP
16 30 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
17 29 (1.02%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (8.17%) SQL Server
2 73 (2.57%) Big Data
3 57 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
4 55 (1.94%) MongoDB
5 49 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
6 43 (1.51%) Relational Database
7 42 (1.48%) MySQL
8 39 (1.37%) Oracle Database
9 38 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 36 (1.27%) Hadoop
11 35 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 29 (1.02%) Power BI
13 27 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
13 27 (0.95%) SAP HANA
14 25 (0.88%) Neo4j
14 25 (0.88%) SAP BW
15 22 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
16 21 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
17 20 (0.70%) NoSQL
18 18 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 142 (5.00%) JIRA
2 101 (3.56%) Git (software)
3 97 (3.42%) Jenkins
4 92 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 83 (2.92%) Selenium
6 63 (2.22%) Visual Studio
7 62 (2.18%) Rational DOORS
8 49 (1.73%) Cucumber
9 46 (1.62%) Subversion
10 41 (1.44%) JMeter
11 33 (1.16%) JUnit
11 33 (1.16%) SoapUI
12 31 (1.09%) WebDriver
13 28 (0.99%) Eclipse
14 27 (0.95%) gulp
14 27 (0.95%) Karma Test Runner
14 27 (0.95%) Maven
15 26 (0.92%) Jasmine
15 26 (0.92%) LoadRunner
15 26 (0.92%) MSI
General
1 349 (12.29%) Finance
2 102 (3.59%) Marketing
2 102 (3.59%) Telecoms
3 93 (3.27%) Military
4 84 (2.96%) Manufacturing
5 70 (2.46%) Electronics
6 59 (2.08%) Retail
7 49 (1.73%) Law
8 42 (1.48%) Legal
9 37 (1.30%) Advertising
10 32 (1.13%) Aerospace
11 20 (0.70%) Billing
12 18 (0.63%) Financial Institution
13 17 (0.60%) Banking
14 16 (0.56%) Publishing
15 11 (0.39%) Local Government
16 10 (0.35%) Back Office
17 7 (0.25%) Avionics
18 6 (0.21%) Games
19 5 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 377 (13.27%) Developer
2 359 (12.64%) Architect
3 340 (11.97%) Analyst
4 257 (9.05%) Consultant
5 177 (6.23%) Software Engineer
6 159 (5.60%) Network Engineer
7 124 (4.37%) Project Manager
8 118 (4.15%) Solutions Architect
9 96 (3.38%) Java Developer
10 86 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
11 74 (2.61%) Security Engineer
12 72 (2.54%) Tester
13 71 (2.50%) Security Consultant
14 67 (2.36%) Service Analyst
15 62 (2.18%) Service Desk Analyst
16 61 (2.15%) Administrator
16 61 (2.15%) Lead Architect
17 60 (2.11%) Software Developer
18 59 (2.08%) Support Analyst
18 59 (2.08%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (6.41%) .NET
2 136 (4.79%) HTML
3 123 (4.33%) Web Services
4 116 (4.08%) AngularJS
5 90 (3.17%) XML
6 81 (2.85%) .NET Framework
6 81 (2.85%) ASP.NET
7 79 (2.78%) CSS
8 76 (2.68%) REST
9 75 (2.64%) Spring
10 59 (2.08%) HTML5
11 55 (1.94%) Node.js
12 51 (1.80%) Middleware
13 50 (1.76%) ASP.NET MVC
14 49 (1.73%) J2EE
15 48 (1.69%) React
16 47 (1.65%) Entity Framework
17 40 (1.41%) Java EE
18 39 (1.37%) Hibernate
19 31 (1.09%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 270 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
2 136 (4.79%) Data Centre
3 129 (4.54%) Management Information System
4 128 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
5 119 (4.19%) Computer Science
6 76 (2.68%) Driving Licence
7 47 (1.65%) User Experience
8 39 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
9 34 (1.20%) Blackberry
9 34 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
9 34 (1.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 30 (1.06%) PKI
11 29 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
11 29 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
12 27 (0.95%) Clustering
13 26 (0.92%) CESG
13 26 (0.92%) Virtual Team
14 20 (0.70%) Reference Data
15 19 (0.67%) Algorithms
16 18 (0.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 550 (19.37%) Windows
2 400 (14.08%) Linux
3 174 (6.13%) Windows Server
4 123 (4.33%) Windows 7
5 118 (4.15%) Unix
6 109 (3.84%) Windows 10
7 105 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 92 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 50 (1.76%) Android
10 46 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 43 (1.51%) Apple iOS
12 35 (1.23%) CentOS
13 21 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (0.67%) Windows 8
15 16 (0.56%) Windows XP
16 13 (0.46%) SUSE
17 11 (0.39%) Mac OS X
17 11 (0.39%) Solaris
17 11 (0.39%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.28%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 760 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
2 498 (17.54%) ITIL
3 327 (11.51%) Software Engineering
4 292 (10.28%) Problem-Solving
5 280 (9.86%) Project Management
6 272 (9.58%) Cybersecurity
7 260 (9.15%) DevOps
8 234 (8.24%) Scrum
9 217 (7.64%) Service Delivery
10 206 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
11 204 (7.18%) TDD
12 200 (7.04%) Test Automation
13 193 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
14 186 (6.55%) Service Management
15 183 (6.44%) Open Source
16 181 (6.37%) UML
17 179 (6.30%) Information Security
18 178 (6.27%) Analytics
19 175 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
20 145 (5.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 504 (17.75%) C
2 405 (14.26%) Java
3 339 (11.94%) C#
4 303 (10.67%) SQL
5 302 (10.63%) Python
6 239 (8.42%) C++
7 217 (7.64%) JavaScript
8 122 (4.30%) PowerShell
9 61 (2.15%) Ruby
10 56 (1.97%) Bash Shell
11 50 (1.76%) T-SQL
12 49 (1.73%) PL/SQL
13 39 (1.37%) ABAP
14 33 (1.16%) Shell Script
15 31 (1.09%) PHP
16 21 (0.74%) Go
16 21 (0.74%) Java 8
17 18 (0.63%) Ada
18 17 (0.60%) Perl
18 17 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2,840 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 519 (18.27%) DV Cleared
3 387 (13.63%) Degree
4 195 (6.87%) Cisco Certification
5 137 (4.82%) CCNP
6 122 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 116 (4.08%) CISSP
8 90 (3.17%) CCNA
9 72 (2.54%) CISM
10 65 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
11 64 (2.25%) MCSE
12 56 (1.97%) ISEB
13 41 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
14 39 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 38 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
16 34 (1.20%) TOGAF Certification
17 33 (1.16%) ISTQB
18 32 (1.13%) SANS
19 31 (1.09%) CESG Certified Professional
20 28 (0.99%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (5.60%) SLA
2 136 (4.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 88 (3.10%) QA
4 60 (2.11%) GDPR
5 47 (1.65%) PCI DSS
6 44 (1.55%) Data Quality
7 43 (1.51%) Cyber Essentials
8 34 (1.20%) PMO
9 31 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 30 (1.06%) ISO 9001
11 25 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 17 (0.60%) GPG13
12 17 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 15 (0.53%) JSP 440
14 11 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 9 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 9 (0.32%) RMADS
16 8 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
17 7 (0.25%) COBIT
18 6 (0.21%) DO-254
System Software
1 232 (8.17%) Active Directory
2 189 (6.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (2.82%) Docker
4 51 (1.80%) Hyper-V
5 48 (1.69%) vSphere
6 35 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
7 34 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
8 26 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
9 22 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
10 20 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
11 17 (0.60%) Firmware
11 17 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 16 (0.56%) VMware NSX
13 13 (0.46%) VirtualBox
14 10 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
16 6 (0.21%) Snort
17 4 (0.14%) ProxySG
18 3 (0.11%) vCloud
18 3 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 135 (4.75%) SCCM
2 59 (2.08%) Ansible
2 59 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (1.97%) SCOM
4 55 (1.94%) Puppet
5 53 (1.87%) Kubernetes
6 40 (1.41%) Nagios
7 32 (1.13%) Terraform
8 29 (1.02%) vRealize
9 26 (0.92%) Cisco LMS
9 26 (0.92%) Opsview
10 23 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
11 20 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
12 17 (0.60%) HP ALM
13 14 (0.49%) Salt
13 14 (0.49%) WSUS
14 11 (0.39%) Cisco Prime
14 11 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
15 10 (0.35%) Cacti
15 10 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 514 (18.10%) Microsoft
2 304 (10.70%) Cisco
3 242 (8.52%) VMware
4 186 (6.55%) Oracle
5 169 (5.95%) SAP
6 119 (4.19%) Juniper
7 80 (2.82%) CheckPoint
8 77 (2.71%) F5
8 77 (2.71%) HP
9 58 (2.04%) Red Hat
10 51 (1.80%) Citrix
10 51 (1.80%) EMC
11 43 (1.51%) Dell
12 39 (1.37%) SolarWinds
13 37 (1.30%) Palo Alto
14 35 (1.23%) Remedy
15 32 (1.13%) Fortinet
16 28 (0.99%) McAfee
16 28 (0.99%) Symantec
17 27 (0.95%) Nokia