Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 206 165
Rank change year-on-year -15 -41 +2
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2,794 3,008 4,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.60% 1.70% 2.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.71% 6.86% 7.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,926 2,109 3,154
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £44,000 £44,738
% change year-on-year +4.55% -1.65% -0.58%

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 41,614 43,822 55,111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.77% 24.72% 27.15%
Number of salaries quoted 30,986 33,927 44,411
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -7 2,632 £47,500 +4.97% 524
UK excluding London -6 2,148 £46,000 +4.55% 426
South East -21 806 £49,750 +9.94% 132
South West -1 649 £45,000 +7.14% 87
London +11 535 £62,500 +4.17% 135
Midlands +14 241 £50,000 -3.85% 55
North of England +19 238 £40,000 - 54
West Midlands +36 198 £53,750 - 42
North West +19 164 £40,000 +14.29% 26
East of England +15 149 £49,000 +8.89% 60
Yorkshire +44 66 £38,750 -22.50% 19
Wales +7 40 £42,000 -6.67% 21
East Midlands -14 40 £30,000 -40.00% 13
Scotland -19 28 £47,500 -5.00% 17
North East -29 8 £51,750 +91.67% 9
Northern Ireland -9 4 £55,000 +83.33%

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 2,794 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 670 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
3 576 (20.62%) Windows
4 522 (18.68%) Microsoft
5 519 (18.58%) ITIL
6 448 (16.03%) C
7 401 (14.35%) DV Cleared
8 386 (13.82%) Degree
9 377 (13.49%) Java
10 370 (13.24%) Linux
11 353 (12.63%) Finance
12 331 (11.85%) C#
13 317 (11.35%) SQL
14 305 (10.92%) Cisco
14 305 (10.92%) Software Engineering
15 300 (10.74%) Cybersecurity
16 285 (10.20%) Python
17 279 (9.99%) Problem-Solving
18 270 (9.66%) Firewall
19 259 (9.27%) VMware
20 258 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
21 247 (8.84%) Service Delivery
22 245 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
23 244 (8.73%) Project Management
24 236 (8.45%) DevOps
25 235 (8.41%) Active Directory
26 227 (8.12%) Scrum
27 220 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
28 205 (7.34%) C++
28 205 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 124 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 59 (2.11%) MS Exchange
3 58 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
4 42 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 38 (1.36%) Confluence
6 22 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (0.79%) Skype for Business
7 20 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
7 20 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
8 19 (0.68%) IIS
9 15 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (0.54%) JBoss
9 15 (0.54%) WebSphere
10 14 (0.50%) Apache Spark
10 14 (0.50%) NetWeaver
11 13 (0.47%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 11 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
14 10 (0.36%) Joomla!
14 10 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 201 (7.19%) Microsoft Office
2 92 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 65 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
4 60 (2.15%) MS Visio
5 41 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.14%) Simulink
8 3 (0.11%) Revit
8 3 (0.11%) Stata
9 2 (0.072%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.072%) Windchill
10 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.036%) GIMP
10 1 (0.036%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.036%) Solid Edge
10 1 (0.036%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.036%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 31 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
3 18 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
4 12 (0.43%) SAP ERP
5 9 (0.32%) Primavera
6 7 (0.25%) assyst
6 7 (0.25%) SAP PS
7 6 (0.21%) SAP PP
7 6 (0.21%) SAP WM
7 6 (0.21%) Sentinel
7 6 (0.21%) Teamcenter
8 5 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.18%) SAP QM
8 5 (0.18%) SAP SCM
9 4 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.14%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.14%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.14%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 245 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 199 (7.12%) Amazon AWS
3 76 (2.72%) Office 365
4 49 (1.75%) PaaS
5 35 (1.25%) IaaS
6 30 (1.07%) SaaS
7 23 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
8 22 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (0.61%) Slack
10 15 (0.54%) Amazon S3
11 12 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
12 11 (0.39%) G Suite
13 10 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
14 9 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
14 9 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
14 9 (0.32%) Boomi
15 8 (0.29%) Serverless
16 7 (0.25%) OpenShift
17 5 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 270 (9.66%) Firewall
2 152 (5.44%) LAN
3 144 (5.15%) WAN
4 137 (4.90%) Network Security
5 86 (3.08%) DNS
6 80 (2.86%) TCP/IP
7 71 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
8 68 (2.43%) DHCP
9 66 (2.36%) Wireless
10 51 (1.83%) VPN
11 47 (1.68%) BGP
12 46 (1.65%) Internet
13 42 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
13 42 (1.50%) VoIP
14 40 (1.43%) VLAN
15 38 (1.36%) Cisco Nexus
16 37 (1.32%) Wireshark
17 30 (1.07%) HTTP
17 30 (1.07%) Intrusion Detection
17 30 (1.07%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 55 (1.97%) Big Data
2 55 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
3 49 (1.75%) MySQL
4 47 (1.68%) MongoDB
5 46 (1.65%) Oracle Database
6 44 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
7 40 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 35 (1.25%) Power BI
9 31 (1.11%) Hadoop
10 30 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 27 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
12 24 (0.86%) Oracle BI EE
12 24 (0.86%) Relational Database
13 22 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
13 22 (0.79%) Geospatial Data
13 22 (0.79%) SAP BW
14 20 (0.72%) SAP HANA
15 19 (0.68%) NoSQL
15 19 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 103 (3.69%) JIRA
2 100 (3.58%) Git (software)
3 90 (3.22%) Selenium
4 88 (3.15%) Jenkins
5 78 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 63 (2.25%) Visual Studio
7 62 (2.22%) Rational DOORS
8 56 (2.00%) Cucumber
9 42 (1.50%) JMeter
9 42 (1.50%) Subversion
10 41 (1.47%) SoapUI
11 36 (1.29%) JUnit
11 36 (1.29%) Maven
12 31 (1.11%) Jasmine
13 30 (1.07%) gulp
14 29 (1.04%) Karma Test Runner
15 26 (0.93%) WebDriver
16 25 (0.89%) MSI
17 24 (0.86%) Eclipse
17 24 (0.86%) LoadRunner
General
1 353 (12.63%) Finance
2 124 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 96 (3.44%) Marketing
4 95 (3.40%) Manufacturing
5 88 (3.15%) Military
6 66 (2.36%) Electronics
6 66 (2.36%) Legal
7 63 (2.25%) Retail
8 59 (2.11%) Law
9 43 (1.54%) Aerospace
10 35 (1.25%) Publishing
11 26 (0.93%) Advertising
12 22 (0.79%) Billing
13 14 (0.50%) Local Government
14 9 (0.32%) Banking
15 6 (0.21%) Back Office
15 6 (0.21%) Games
16 4 (0.14%) Automotive
17 3 (0.11%) Multimedia
18 2 (0.072%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 351 (12.56%) Developer
2 338 (12.10%) Analyst
3 317 (11.35%) Architect
4 270 (9.66%) Consultant
5 182 (6.51%) Software Engineer
6 150 (5.37%) Network Engineer
7 105 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
8 100 (3.58%) Java Developer
9 98 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
10 92 (3.29%) Security Consultant
11 91 (3.26%) Project Manager
11 91 (3.26%) Support Engineer
12 79 (2.83%) Support Analyst
13 78 (2.79%) Tester
14 75 (2.68%) Security Engineer
14 75 (2.68%) Service Analyst
15 71 (2.54%) Service Desk Analyst
16 67 (2.40%) Test Engineer
17 61 (2.18%) Administrator
18 57 (2.04%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (6.62%) .NET
2 131 (4.69%) HTML
3 126 (4.51%) AngularJS
4 102 (3.65%) Web Services
5 95 (3.40%) XML
6 85 (3.04%) CSS
7 79 (2.83%) REST
8 72 (2.58%) .NET Framework
9 69 (2.47%) ASP.NET
10 66 (2.36%) HTML5
11 59 (2.11%) Spring
12 55 (1.97%) Entity Framework
13 54 (1.93%) ASP.NET MVC
14 51 (1.83%) J2EE
15 46 (1.65%) Middleware
16 43 (1.54%) Node.js
17 38 (1.36%) Django
17 38 (1.36%) JSF
18 37 (1.32%) Java EE
19 30 (1.07%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 258 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 167 (5.98%) Data Centre
3 142 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 139 (4.97%) Self-Motivation
5 103 (3.69%) Computer Science
6 81 (2.90%) Driving Licence
7 42 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
7 42 (1.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 42 (1.50%) User Experience
8 41 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
9 37 (1.32%) CESG
10 35 (1.25%) Clustering
11 32 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
12 31 (1.11%) PKI
13 30 (1.07%) Blackberry
14 28 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
15 26 (0.93%) Smartphone
16 24 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
17 23 (0.82%) Fat Client
17 23 (0.82%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 576 (20.62%) Windows
2 370 (13.24%) Linux
3 179 (6.41%) Windows Server
4 132 (4.72%) Unix
5 131 (4.69%) Windows 7
6 123 (4.40%) Windows 10
7 108 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 104 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 35 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 34 (1.22%) Apple iOS
10 34 (1.22%) CentOS
11 33 (1.18%) Android
12 31 (1.11%) Windows XP
13 18 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (0.47%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.43%) Windows 8
16 11 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
16 11 (0.39%) Solaris
17 7 (0.25%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 670 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
2 519 (18.58%) ITIL
3 305 (10.92%) Software Engineering
4 300 (10.74%) Cybersecurity
5 279 (9.99%) Problem-Solving
6 247 (8.84%) Service Delivery
7 244 (8.73%) Project Management
8 236 (8.45%) DevOps
9 227 (8.12%) Scrum
10 204 (7.30%) Service Management
11 203 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
12 199 (7.12%) Test Automation
13 196 (7.02%) UML
14 192 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
15 187 (6.69%) Information Security
16 181 (6.48%) TDD
17 170 (6.08%) Open Source
18 157 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
19 152 (5.44%) SDLC
20 149 (5.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 448 (16.03%) C
2 377 (13.49%) Java
3 331 (11.85%) C#
4 317 (11.35%) SQL
5 285 (10.20%) Python
6 205 (7.34%) C++
7 197 (7.05%) JavaScript
8 143 (5.12%) PowerShell
9 67 (2.40%) Bash Shell
10 56 (2.00%) PHP
11 52 (1.86%) Ruby
12 41 (1.47%) PL/SQL
13 40 (1.43%) T-SQL
14 33 (1.18%) Shell Script
15 29 (1.04%) ABAP
16 28 (1.00%) Scala
17 26 (0.93%) Perl
18 20 (0.72%) Java 8
19 15 (0.54%) VB
20 14 (0.50%) Ada
Qualifications
1 2,794 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 401 (14.35%) DV Cleared
3 386 (13.82%) Degree
4 220 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
5 128 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 127 (4.55%) CCNP
7 111 (3.97%) CISSP
8 105 (3.76%) CCNA
9 77 (2.76%) CISM
10 65 (2.33%) MCSE
11 57 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
12 54 (1.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 46 (1.65%) CCIE
14 39 (1.40%) ISEB
15 37 (1.32%) CCDP
16 35 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
17 32 (1.15%) CESG Certified Professional
18 29 (1.04%) ISTQB
18 29 (1.04%) MCPD
18 29 (1.04%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (6.69%) SLA
2 136 (4.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 80 (2.86%) QA
4 52 (1.86%) GDPR
5 51 (1.83%) PCI DSS
6 38 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 37 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 36 (1.29%) PMO
9 34 (1.22%) ISO 9001
10 29 (1.04%) Data Quality
11 21 (0.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 20 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 16 (0.57%) JSP 440
14 13 (0.47%) RMADS
15 12 (0.43%) Government Security Classifications
16 11 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 10 (0.36%) COBIT
18 9 (0.32%) GPG13
19 6 (0.21%) ISO 22301
19 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 235 (8.41%) Active Directory
2 205 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (2.25%) Docker
4 62 (2.22%) vSphere
5 61 (2.18%) Hyper-V
6 34 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
8 25 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 22 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
10 18 (0.64%) Firmware
10 18 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 14 (0.50%) VMware NSX
13 11 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
14 9 (0.32%) XenApp
14 9 (0.32%) XenDesktop
15 8 (0.29%) ProxySG
16 7 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
17 5 (0.18%) VirtualBox
18 3 (0.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 147 (5.26%) SCCM
2 60 (2.15%) SCOM
3 50 (1.79%) Kubernetes
4 49 (1.75%) Puppet
5 47 (1.68%) Ansible
6 33 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
7 32 (1.15%) Nagios
8 24 (0.86%) Cisco LMS
8 24 (0.86%) Opsview
8 24 (0.86%) Terraform
9 22 (0.79%) HP ALM
10 20 (0.72%) vRealize
11 18 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
12 15 (0.54%) SCVMM
13 14 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
14 13 (0.47%) vCenter Server
15 11 (0.39%) Backup Exec
15 11 (0.39%) Cacti
15 11 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 10 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 522 (18.68%) Microsoft
2 305 (10.92%) Cisco
3 259 (9.27%) VMware
4 192 (6.87%) Oracle
5 156 (5.58%) SAP
6 130 (4.65%) Juniper
7 87 (3.11%) HP
8 79 (2.83%) Citrix
9 66 (2.36%) CheckPoint
10 58 (2.08%) F5
11 54 (1.93%) EMC
12 51 (1.83%) Red Hat
12 51 (1.83%) Remedy
13 43 (1.54%) IBM
14 42 (1.50%) Dell
15 33 (1.18%) Palo Alto
16 32 (1.15%) Capita
16 32 (1.15%) McAfee
17 28 (1.00%) SolarWinds
18 25 (0.89%) ServiceNow