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

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK
3 months to
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 208 164 157
Rank change year-on-year -44 -7  
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 1385 2083 2234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.63% 2.12% 2.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.61% 7.79% 7.40%
Number of salaries quoted 931 1538 1603
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,450 £28,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £45,000 £46,118
% change year-on-year -2.22% -2.42%  

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 20951 26734 30208
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.66% 27.16% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16324 21503 23692
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 £74,000 £69,000 £70,000
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 May 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 May 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 -40 1319 £45,000 -5.26% 263
South East -21 399 £45,000 - 85
South West -6 342 £41,250 +3.12% 41
London -5 279 £60,000 - 65
Hampshire -3 197 £42,500 +6.25% 36
Bristol -4 118 £42,500 +6.25% 10
North West +5 103 £35,000 -26.31% 18
Wiltshire 0 98 £40,000 +23.07% 17
Berkshire -20 79 £42,500 -22.72% 14
Surrey -7 77 £50,000 - 20
West Midlands -59 71 £50,000 -0.99% 30
Gloucestershire -10 67 £46,000 -8.00% 4
East of England -55 66 £45,375 +13.43% 10
Reading +9 54 £42,500 -16.25% 11
Farnborough +7 47 £50,000 +25.00% 9
Salisbury +3 47 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Hertfordshire -33 47 £43,500 +16.00% 5
Somerset +21 38 £32,500 -5.79% 1
East Midlands -20 36 £50,000 +42.85% 3
Birmingham -49 35 £60,000 - 3
Portsmouth +8 33 £39,000 +19.08% 3
Basingstoke -3 32 £28,000 -20.00% 3
Liverpool +13 30 £27,500 -52.17% 5
Merseyside +9 30 £27,500 -52.17% 5
Chippenham -2 30 £32,500 - 1
Oxfordshire +29 29 £35,000 - 5
Manchester -8 28 £37,500 -37.50% 7
City of London +30 27 £50,000 +5.26% 8
Cheshire 0 26 £34,500 -23.33% 5
Croydon +26 24 £63,250 +283.33% 7

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2780 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 612 (22.01%) Windows
3 556 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 553 (19.89%) ITIL
5 475 (17.09%) DV Cleared
6 443 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
7 419 (15.07%) Degree
8 404 (14.53%) C
9 393 (14.14%) Java
10 361 (12.99%) Linux
11 336 (12.09%) Cybersecurity
12 327 (11.76%) SQL
13 306 (11.01%) Firewall
14 299 (10.76%) Information Security
15 292 (10.50%) Software Engineering
16 281 (10.11%) VMware
16 281 (10.11%) Active Directory
17 268 (9.64%) Cisco
18 264 (9.50%) Project Management
19 255 (9.17%) Finance
19 255 (9.17%) C#
20 251 (9.03%) SQL Server
21 247 (8.88%) Oracle
22 242 (8.71%) JavaScript
23 223 (8.02%) Cisco Certification
24 221 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
24 221 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
25 220 (7.91%) CISSP
26 213 (7.66%) .NET
27 211 (7.59%) Unix

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 (4.64%) SharePoint
2 86 (3.09%) Apache
3 64 (2.30%) JBoss
3 64 (2.30%) WebLogic
4 58 (2.09%) Skype for Business
5 55 (1.98%) Tomcat
6 52 (1.87%) MS Exchange
7 37 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 36 (1.29%) IIS
9 33 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 31 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
11 28 (1.01%) WebSphere
12 26 (0.94%) Alfresco
13 24 (0.86%) Joomla!
14 22 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
15 19 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
15 19 (0.68%) Confluence
16 15 (0.54%) Apache Spark
16 15 (0.54%) Drupal
17 14 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 146 (5.25%) Microsoft Office
2 84 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 51 (1.83%) Microsoft Project
4 36 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 27 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.54%) OmniGraffle
7 14 (0.50%) InfoPath
7 14 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.18%) SPSS
11 4 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.14%) Simulink
12 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.072%) Windchill
14 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.036%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.036%) InDesign
14 1 (0.036%) Siemens NX
14 1 (0.036%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 34 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 18 (0.65%) Remedy AR System
3 16 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 14 (0.50%) assyst
4 14 (0.50%) SAP CO
4 14 (0.50%) SAP FI
4 14 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
5 13 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
5 13 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
5 13 (0.47%) Sentinel
6 9 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
6 9 (0.32%) SAP HR
7 6 (0.22%) SAP PSCD
8 5 (0.18%) Maximo
8 5 (0.18%) SAP PS
8 5 (0.18%) Teamcenter
9 4 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 142 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 118 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
3 115 (4.14%) Office 365
4 41 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
5 40 (1.44%) PaaS
6 36 (1.29%) SaaS
7 31 (1.12%) IaaS
8 27 (0.97%) GitHub
9 22 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
10 18 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.40%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.25%) G Suite
12 7 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
13 6 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.22%) Boomi
14 3 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.11%) Oracle Service Cloud
15 2 (0.072%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 1 (0.036%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 306 (11.01%) Firewall
2 190 (6.83%) LAN
3 186 (6.69%) TCP/IP
4 175 (6.29%) WAN
5 167 (6.01%) DNS
6 129 (4.64%) DHCP
7 110 (3.96%) Network Security
8 97 (3.49%) VPN
9 85 (3.06%) HTTP
9 85 (3.06%) Wireless
10 84 (3.02%) OSPF
11 82 (2.95%) BGP
12 80 (2.88%) SSL
13 74 (2.66%) MPLS
14 71 (2.55%) Internet
15 65 (2.34%) Cisco ASA
16 57 (2.05%) SMTP
16 57 (2.05%) VoIP
17 55 (1.98%) LDAP
18 53 (1.91%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (9.03%) SQL Server
2 77 (2.77%) Hadoop
3 70 (2.52%) MongoDB
4 65 (2.34%) Big Data
5 61 (2.19%) MySQL
6 57 (2.05%) NoSQL
7 56 (2.01%) Relational Database
8 49 (1.76%) GIS
9 45 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
10 43 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
11 39 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 38 (1.37%) Oracle Database
13 37 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
14 34 (1.22%) RDBMS
14 34 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
15 29 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
16 28 (1.01%) MS Access
17 26 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 22 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
19 18 (0.65%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 104 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 95 (3.42%) Jenkins
3 81 (2.91%) JIRA
4 77 (2.77%) Visual Studio
5 75 (2.70%) Git (software)
6 46 (1.65%) Selenium
7 42 (1.51%) JUnit
7 42 (1.51%) Subversion
8 38 (1.37%) Maven
9 37 (1.33%) TeamCity
10 33 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
10 33 (1.19%) Rational DOORS
11 26 (0.94%) Cucumber
12 20 (0.72%) Hudson
13 18 (0.65%) Eclipse
14 15 (0.54%) Axure RP
14 15 (0.54%) PeopleTools
15 14 (0.50%) MSI
15 14 (0.50%) SpecFlow
16 13 (0.47%) ClearQuest
General
1 255 (9.17%) Finance
2 111 (3.99%) Telecoms
3 92 (3.31%) Military
4 90 (3.24%) Marketing
5 73 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 45 (1.62%) Aerospace
7 36 (1.29%) Legal
8 32 (1.15%) Electronics
9 23 (0.83%) Law
10 21 (0.76%) Banking
11 12 (0.43%) Retail
12 10 (0.36%) Automotive
13 9 (0.32%) Billing
13 9 (0.32%) Publishing
14 8 (0.29%) Avionics
14 8 (0.29%) Games
15 6 (0.22%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.14%) Local Government
17 2 (0.072%) General Ledger
17 2 (0.072%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 357 (12.84%) Developer
2 322 (11.58%) Consultant
3 287 (10.32%) Analyst
4 240 (8.63%) Architect
5 167 (6.01%) Network Engineer
6 154 (5.54%) Support Engineer
7 138 (4.96%) Software Engineer
8 137 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 94 (3.38%) Java Developer
9 94 (3.38%) Project Manager
10 88 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
11 78 (2.81%) Security Architect
12 70 (2.52%) IT Engineer
12 70 (2.52%) Software Developer
13 69 (2.48%) Cisco Engineer
14 68 (2.45%) .NET Developer
14 68 (2.45%) Administrator
15 67 (2.41%) Tester
16 66 (2.37%) Security Manager
17 65 (2.34%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (7.66%) .NET
2 176 (6.33%) HTML
3 163 (5.86%) Web Services
4 104 (3.74%) ASP.NET
5 96 (3.45%) XML
6 93 (3.35%) CSS
7 81 (2.91%) AngularJS
8 72 (2.59%) J2EE
9 71 (2.55%) SOAP
10 68 (2.45%) REST
11 63 (2.27%) .NET Framework
12 57 (2.05%) Spring
13 51 (1.83%) HTML5
14 42 (1.51%) RESTful
15 40 (1.44%) JSON
16 39 (1.40%) Node.js
17 37 (1.33%) Middleware
17 37 (1.33%) WSDL
18 35 (1.26%) React
19 34 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 221 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 198 (7.12%) Management Information System
3 107 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 89 (3.20%) CESG
5 82 (2.95%) Computer Science
6 69 (2.48%) Driving Licence
7 68 (2.45%) PKI
8 55 (1.98%) Security Operations Centre
9 43 (1.55%) User Experience
10 41 (1.47%) Clustering
11 37 (1.33%) Cyber Attack
12 34 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
13 33 (1.19%) Private Cloud
14 31 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
15 30 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
16 28 (1.01%) Blackberry
16 28 (1.01%) Mobile App
17 27 (0.97%) Algorithms
18 26 (0.94%) CMDB
19 24 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 612 (22.01%) Windows
2 361 (12.99%) Linux
3 211 (7.59%) Unix
4 192 (6.91%) Windows Server
5 95 (3.42%) Windows 7
6 71 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 65 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 64 (2.30%) Android
9 62 (2.23%) Windows 10
9 62 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 50 (1.80%) Apple iOS
11 43 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 35 (1.26%) CentOS
13 31 (1.12%) Solaris
14 22 (0.79%) Windows 8
15 15 (0.54%) Windows XP
16 14 (0.50%) Debian
17 12 (0.43%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.29%) AIX
19 7 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 553 (19.89%) ITIL
2 443 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
3 336 (12.09%) Cybersecurity
4 299 (10.76%) Information Security
5 292 (10.50%) Software Engineering
6 264 (9.50%) Project Management
7 175 (6.29%) Service Delivery
8 159 (5.72%) Service Management
9 157 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 156 (5.61%) Scrum
11 151 (5.43%) Test Automation
12 145 (5.22%) Mentoring
13 143 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
14 132 (4.75%) Infrastructure Management
14 132 (4.75%) Open Source
14 132 (4.75%) Presales
15 129 (4.64%) DevOps
16 126 (4.53%) Risk Management
16 126 (4.53%) SDLC
17 121 (4.35%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 404 (14.53%) C
2 393 (14.14%) Java
3 327 (11.76%) SQL
4 255 (9.17%) C#
5 242 (8.71%) JavaScript
6 150 (5.40%) Python
7 149 (5.36%) C++
8 124 (4.46%) PowerShell
9 61 (2.19%) Shell Script
10 49 (1.76%) VB
11 46 (1.65%) PHP
12 44 (1.58%) PL/SQL
13 43 (1.55%) Perl
13 43 (1.55%) Scala
14 42 (1.51%) Ruby
15 41 (1.47%) Bash Shell
16 35 (1.26%) VBA
17 27 (0.97%) Go
17 27 (0.97%) VBScript
17 27 (0.97%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2780 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 475 (17.09%) DV Cleared
3 419 (15.07%) Degree
4 223 (8.02%) Cisco Certification
5 220 (7.91%) CISSP
6 143 (5.14%) CCNA
7 123 (4.42%) CISM
8 116 (4.17%) CCNP
9 102 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 100 (3.60%) SANS
11 92 (3.31%) CESG Certified Professional
12 90 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
13 70 (2.52%) GIAC
14 68 (2.45%) MCSE
15 65 (2.34%) CREST Certified
16 63 (2.27%) CEH
17 55 (1.98%) CISA
18 54 (1.94%) MCSA
19 46 (1.65%) ISTQB
20 45 (1.62%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (4.71%) SLA
2 109 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (1.83%) QA
4 41 (1.47%) PCI DSS
5 32 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 27 (0.97%) PMO
7 24 (0.86%) RMADS
8 23 (0.83%) JSP 440
9 22 (0.79%) COBIT
9 22 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 21 (0.76%) Def Stans
11 19 (0.68%) ISO 9001
12 17 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 12 (0.43%) Data Quality
14 11 (0.40%) DO-178B
15 10 (0.36%) ISO27002
16 9 (0.32%) GPG13
17 8 (0.29%) DO-254
18 7 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 6 (0.22%) MISRA
System Software
1 281 (10.11%) Active Directory
2 221 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (2.88%) vSphere
4 77 (2.77%) Hyper-V
5 65 (2.34%) Snort
6 35 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (1.12%) Docker
8 23 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
9 21 (0.76%) Dovecot
10 20 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
12 11 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
13 10 (0.36%) Firmware
13 10 (0.36%) XenApp
14 9 (0.32%) KVM
15 8 (0.29%) XenDesktop
16 6 (0.22%) ProxySG
16 6 (0.22%) vCloud
17 4 (0.14%) BitLocker
18 3 (0.11%) UAG
Systems Management
1 104 (3.74%) SCCM
2 42 (1.51%) Puppet
3 39 (1.40%) Ansible
4 38 (1.37%) NetBackup
5 36 (1.29%) Nagios
6 27 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
7 21 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
8 20 (0.72%) Nmap
9 18 (0.65%) Endace
10 17 (0.61%) Data Guard
10 17 (0.61%) Juniper STRM
10 17 (0.61%) Kubernetes
10 17 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
10 17 (0.61%) vCenter Server
11 16 (0.58%) SCOrch
11 16 (0.58%) ZABBIX
12 14 (0.50%) SCOM
13 13 (0.47%) logstash
13 13 (0.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 556 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 281 (10.11%) VMware
3 268 (9.64%) Cisco
4 247 (8.88%) Oracle
5 185 (6.65%) Juniper
6 111 (3.99%) HP
7 105 (3.78%) SAP
8 74 (2.66%) IBM
9 59 (2.12%) F5
10 58 (2.09%) LogRhythm
10 58 (2.09%) Red Hat
11 52 (1.87%) CheckPoint
12 51 (1.83%) Remedy
13 49 (1.76%) Citrix
13 49 (1.76%) McAfee
14 41 (1.47%) ArcSight
15 39 (1.40%) EMC
16 38 (1.37%) Google
17 37 (1.33%) Palo Alto
18 31 (1.12%) BMC
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Salary: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 65000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Leidos
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 42,000 + shift allowance
Posted: 1 hour ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000 - 60000 + car + bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £65k per year + Car Allowance & Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Leidos
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Rowe IT Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum plus pension, bonus, life insurance
Posted: 8 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Rowe IT Limited
Salary: From £27,000 to £55,000 per annum plus pension, bonus, life insurance
Posted: 8 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £70k per year + Car Allowance & Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CGI
Salary: £65000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 75,000 - 85,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Networkers
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CGI
Salary: £65000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CGI
Salary: £65000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Send
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Full Benefits Package and Share Opti
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £23000 per annum + shift allowance + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorchester, Dorset
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 60,000 plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus and Parking
Posted: 6 days ago