Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 222 181 178
Rank change year-on-year -41 -3 -58
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2,723 3,404 4,027
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 1.92% 1.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.65% 7.47% 7.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,925 2,381 3,040
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £74,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,738 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.26% -8.60%

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 40,961 45,591 57,399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.55% 25.71% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 31,734 36,245 46,007
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -36 2,560 £45,000 - 505
UK excluding London -41 2,125 £45,000 +0.59% 394
South East -43 807 £46,500 -2.11% 114
South West -18 556 £44,000 +4.76% 75
London +10 504 £57,500 - 143
Midlands -17 296 £51,500 +8.42% 73
North of England -68 238 £40,018 -5.84% 58
West Midlands -34 174 £45,000 -5.26% 53
East of England +25 159 £45,000 +5.88% 41
North West -69 136 £45,000 +5.88% 35
East Midlands +31 122 £54,000 +13.68% 20
Yorkshire +22 80 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Scotland -40 44 £42,500 -2.30% 23
Wales +17 36 £32,000 -28.89% 10
North East -37 24 £55,000 +32.53% 17
Northern Ireland -23 3 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 2,723 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 631 (23.17%) ITIL
3 613 (22.51%) Microsoft
4 605 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 576 (21.15%) Windows
6 481 (17.66%) DV Cleared
7 413 (15.17%) Java
8 385 (14.14%) C
9 379 (13.92%) Linux
10 352 (12.93%) Degree
11 320 (11.75%) VMware
12 319 (11.72%) SQL
13 318 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
14 304 (11.16%) Active Directory
15 281 (10.32%) Cisco
15 281 (10.32%) C#
16 273 (10.03%) Finance
16 273 (10.03%) Firewall
17 267 (9.81%) SQL Server
18 264 (9.70%) Cybersecurity
19 260 (9.55%) Cisco Certification
20 245 (9.00%) .NET
21 243 (8.92%) Software Engineering
21 243 (8.92%) VMware Infrastructure
22 234 (8.59%) Python
23 222 (8.15%) Service Delivery
24 214 (7.86%) Management Information System
25 212 (7.79%) Information Security
25 212 (7.79%) JavaScript
26 206 (7.57%) SLA

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
1 178 (6.54%) SharePoint
2 92 (3.38%) IIS
3 68 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
4 67 (2.46%) MS Exchange
5 54 (1.98%) Apache
6 46 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
7 42 (1.54%) Skype for Business
8 38 (1.40%) Tomcat
9 32 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
10 31 (1.14%) JBoss
11 22 (0.81%) Confluence
11 22 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
12 21 (0.77%) WebSphere
13 19 (0.70%) Apache Spark
14 18 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
15 16 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
16 15 (0.55%) WebSphere Portal
17 13 (0.48%) WebLogic
18 12 (0.44%) CMS
18 12 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 186 (6.83%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 56 (2.06%) Microsoft Project
4 33 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.18%) GIMP
9 5 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (0.15%) Simulink
11 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.11%) Camtasia
11 3 (0.11%) Mathcad
11 3 (0.11%) SPSS
12 2 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.073%) FrameMaker
12 2 (0.073%) InDesign
12 2 (0.073%) OrCAD
13 1 (0.037%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 77 (2.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 36 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
3 27 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
4 17 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
5 15 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
6 13 (0.48%) Teamcenter
7 10 (0.37%) assyst
8 8 (0.29%) Maximo
8 8 (0.29%) SAP CO
8 8 (0.29%) SAP FI
8 8 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.22%) Primavera
10 5 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 5 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.11%) SAP BPC
11 3 (0.11%) SAP FSCM
11 3 (0.11%) Veritas eDiscovery
11 3 (0.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 135 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 127 (4.66%) Amazon AWS
3 61 (2.24%) Office 365
4 51 (1.87%) Amazon S3
5 38 (1.40%) OpenShift
6 36 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 28 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
8 22 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 18 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
10 18 (0.66%) Serverless
11 15 (0.55%) PaaS
12 13 (0.48%) IaaS
12 13 (0.48%) SaaS
13 11 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
14 10 (0.37%) Slack
15 9 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
16 7 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
16 7 (0.26%) GitHub
16 7 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 273 (10.03%) Firewall
2 182 (6.68%) TCP/IP
3 178 (6.54%) DNS
4 167 (6.13%) WAN
5 163 (5.99%) LAN
6 117 (4.30%) DHCP
7 115 (4.22%) Network Security
8 98 (3.60%) Wireless
9 83 (3.05%) Internet
10 78 (2.86%) VPN
11 74 (2.72%) HTTP
12 69 (2.53%) BGP
13 66 (2.42%) Cisco ASA
14 60 (2.20%) Cisco Nexus
15 57 (2.09%) Wireshark
16 56 (2.06%) FTP
16 56 (2.06%) SMTP
17 48 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
18 46 (1.69%) OSPF
19 44 (1.62%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (9.81%) SQL Server
2 101 (3.71%) Hadoop
3 84 (3.08%) Big Data
4 60 (2.20%) Oracle Database
5 57 (2.09%) SQL Server 2014
6 56 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
7 45 (1.65%) MySQL
8 42 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 41 (1.51%) Relational Database
10 39 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
11 38 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 34 (1.25%) NoSQL
13 27 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
14 24 (0.88%) GIS
14 24 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
15 21 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
16 20 (0.73%) Power BI
16 20 (0.73%) RDBMS
16 20 (0.73%) SAP BW
17 18 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 119 (4.37%) Jenkins
2 106 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 91 (3.34%) JIRA
4 84 (3.08%) Git (software)
5 66 (2.42%) Selenium
6 44 (1.62%) Rational DOORS
7 40 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 40 (1.47%) SoapUI
8 37 (1.36%) Cucumber
8 37 (1.36%) Visual Studio
9 36 (1.32%) Subversion
10 35 (1.29%) Jasmine
11 31 (1.14%) Maven
12 26 (0.95%) JMeter
13 25 (0.92%) WebDriver
14 24 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 24 (0.88%) Zephyr
15 22 (0.81%) gulp
16 21 (0.77%) Karma Test Runner
17 20 (0.73%) LoadRunner
General
1 273 (10.03%) Finance
2 148 (5.44%) Military
3 84 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 77 (2.83%) Legal
5 68 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 61 (2.24%) Aerospace
7 50 (1.84%) Law
8 44 (1.62%) Retail
9 38 (1.40%) Marketing
10 35 (1.29%) Billing
11 29 (1.07%) Electronics
12 24 (0.88%) Advertising
13 16 (0.59%) Publishing
14 12 (0.44%) Vietnamese Language
15 9 (0.33%) Back Office
15 9 (0.33%) Local Government
16 8 (0.29%) Automotive
16 8 (0.29%) Games
17 5 (0.18%) Banking
18 3 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 471 (17.30%) Analyst
2 359 (13.18%) Developer
3 264 (9.70%) Consultant
4 208 (7.64%) Architect
5 156 (5.73%) Network Engineer
6 122 (4.48%) Java Developer
7 107 (3.93%) Support Engineer
8 101 (3.71%) Software Engineer
9 97 (3.56%) Project Manager
10 91 (3.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 89 (3.27%) Service Analyst
12 82 (3.01%) Systems Engineer
13 73 (2.68%) Applications Support
13 73 (2.68%) Security Consultant
13 73 (2.68%) Support Analyst
14 71 (2.61%) Security Engineer
15 69 (2.53%) Administrator
15 69 (2.53%) Service Desk Analyst
16 68 (2.50%) Security Analyst
17 63 (2.31%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (9.00%) .NET
2 165 (6.06%) HTML
3 129 (4.74%) CSS
4 126 (4.63%) Web Services
5 110 (4.04%) REST
6 107 (3.93%) XML
7 92 (3.38%) AngularJS
8 82 (3.01%) jQuery
9 76 (2.79%) Entity Framework
10 65 (2.39%) ASP.NET
11 62 (2.28%) HTML5
12 57 (2.09%) .NET Framework
13 55 (2.02%) Spring
14 51 (1.87%) SOAP
15 50 (1.84%) ASP.NET Web API
15 50 (1.84%) WCF
16 47 (1.73%) Ajax
17 45 (1.65%) Node.js
18 37 (1.36%) Middleware
19 34 (1.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 318 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
2 214 (7.86%) Management Information System
3 147 (5.40%) Data Centre
4 95 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 87 (3.20%) PKI
6 71 (2.61%) CESG
7 53 (1.95%) Driving Licence
8 51 (1.87%) Fat Client
8 51 (1.87%) Thin Client
9 43 (1.58%) Security Operations Centre
10 40 (1.47%) Replication
11 38 (1.40%) Cyberthreat
12 35 (1.29%) User Experience
13 30 (1.10%) Algorithms
14 24 (0.88%) Clustering
14 24 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
15 23 (0.84%) Cyberattack
16 22 (0.81%) Derivative
17 21 (0.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 19 (0.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 576 (21.15%) Windows
2 379 (13.92%) Linux
3 174 (6.39%) Windows Server
4 158 (5.80%) Unix
5 123 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 121 (4.44%) Windows 7
7 116 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 106 (3.89%) Windows 10
9 76 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 53 (1.95%) CentOS
11 25 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
12 20 (0.73%) Apple iOS
12 20 (0.73%) Windows XP
13 18 (0.66%) Android
14 14 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (0.44%) Ubuntu
15 12 (0.44%) Windows 8
16 10 (0.37%) Kali Linux
17 8 (0.29%) Debian
18 7 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 631 (23.17%) ITIL
2 605 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 264 (9.70%) Cybersecurity
4 243 (8.92%) Software Engineering
5 222 (8.15%) Service Delivery
6 212 (7.79%) Information Security
7 202 (7.42%) Service Management
8 199 (7.31%) Project Management
9 198 (7.27%) Test Automation
10 192 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
11 183 (6.72%) DevOps
12 163 (5.99%) ITSM
13 156 (5.73%) Configuration Management
14 155 (5.69%) Scrum
15 150 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
16 147 (5.40%) Open Source
17 145 (5.33%) SDLC
18 133 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
19 131 (4.81%) Mentoring
20 130 (4.77%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 413 (15.17%) Java
2 385 (14.14%) C
3 319 (11.72%) SQL
4 281 (10.32%) C#
5 234 (8.59%) Python
6 212 (7.79%) JavaScript
7 153 (5.62%) C++
8 133 (4.88%) PowerShell
9 79 (2.90%) Ruby
10 72 (2.64%) PHP
11 58 (2.13%) Bash Shell
11 58 (2.13%) Shell Script
12 51 (1.87%) Scala
13 47 (1.73%) Perl
14 46 (1.69%) PL/SQL
15 38 (1.40%) VBScript
16 31 (1.14%) VB
17 24 (0.88%) Go
18 23 (0.84%) T-SQL
19 22 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2,723 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 481 (17.66%) DV Cleared
3 352 (12.93%) Degree
4 260 (9.55%) Cisco Certification
5 178 (6.54%) CISSP
6 163 (5.99%) CCNP
7 133 (4.88%) CCNA
8 112 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 71 (2.61%) CISM
10 70 (2.57%) CESG Certified Professional
11 52 (1.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 51 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
13 50 (1.84%) CREST Certified
13 50 (1.84%) MCP
14 47 (1.73%) SANS
15 46 (1.69%) CCIE
16 40 (1.47%) GIAC
17 38 (1.40%) ISTQB
18 35 (1.29%) MCSE
19 34 (1.25%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (7.57%) SLA
2 119 (4.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 63 (2.31%) QA
4 62 (2.28%) GDPR
5 42 (1.54%) PCI DSS
6 41 (1.51%) PMO
7 26 (0.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 24 (0.88%) RMADS
9 21 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
9 21 (0.77%) ISO 9001
9 21 (0.77%) JSP 440
10 19 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 16 (0.59%) Data Quality
12 15 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 12 (0.44%) DO-254
14 11 (0.40%) NIST 800
15 9 (0.33%) GPG13
16 8 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 7 (0.26%) Def Stans
18 6 (0.22%) SAS 70
System Software
1 304 (11.16%) Active Directory
2 243 (8.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (3.78%) Docker
4 68 (2.50%) Hyper-V
5 64 (2.35%) vSphere
6 46 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
7 34 (1.25%) Snort
8 26 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (0.70%) VMware NSX
10 17 (0.62%) NFS
11 16 (0.59%) Samba
12 14 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.40%) vCloud
14 10 (0.37%) HDFS
15 9 (0.33%) Firmware
15 9 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
16 8 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
16 8 (0.29%) XenServer
17 7 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
17 7 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 119 (4.37%) Puppet
2 82 (3.01%) Ansible
3 78 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
4 73 (2.68%) Kubernetes
5 59 (2.17%) SCCM
6 38 (1.40%) Terraform
7 31 (1.14%) Nagios
8 30 (1.10%) SCOM
9 24 (0.88%) Cisco LMS
9 24 (0.88%) Kibana
9 24 (0.88%) Opsview
10 22 (0.81%) Prometheus
11 19 (0.70%) vCenter Server
12 18 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
12 18 (0.66%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 17 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
14 16 (0.59%) Nessus
15 12 (0.44%) NetBackup
16 11 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
16 11 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 613 (22.51%) Microsoft
2 320 (11.75%) VMware
3 281 (10.32%) Cisco
4 195 (7.16%) Oracle
5 143 (5.25%) Juniper
6 115 (4.22%) HP
7 111 (4.08%) Citrix
8 100 (3.67%) Remedy
9 78 (2.86%) Red Hat
10 70 (2.57%) F5
11 64 (2.35%) Palo Alto
12 62 (2.28%) CheckPoint
13 61 (2.24%) SAP
14 49 (1.80%) Sitecore
15 44 (1.62%) Xerox
16 37 (1.36%) McAfee
17 36 (1.32%) Dell
18 35 (1.29%) IBM
19 34 (1.25%) BMC
20 32 (1.18%) Aruba