Period
to 22 October 2017

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

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 213 166 176
Rank change year-on-year -47 +10 -33
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2929 3934 4184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.68% 2.07% 1.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.94% 7.87% 6.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2104 2836 3404
UK median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% - -5.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £29,400
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,738 £45,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% -0.58% -5.26%

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 42181 49999 59880
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.20% 26.36% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32384 40149 47790
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £74,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 2017. 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 -42 2718 £45,500 -4.21% 157
UK excluding London -31 2306 £45,000 +0.59% 110
South East -8 934 £45,000 -5.26% 36
South West -14 650 £44,000 +3.53% 21
London -42 504 £57,500 -4.17% 58
Midlands -31 288 £52,500 +16.67% 7
North of England -77 225 £40,000 -10.85% 20
West Midlands -38 198 £52,500 +7.14% 5
North West -78 135 £42,500 -5.56% 9
East of England -72 123 £47,500 +11.76% 13
East Midlands +26 90 £54,000 +35.00% 2
Yorkshire -22 65 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Wales +31 56 £33,934 -15.17% 10
Scotland -40 45 £43,000 +7.50% 3
North East -9 28 £39,131 -7.98% 7
Northern Ireland -30 5 £42,500 +21.43%

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 2929 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 666 (22.74%) Agile Software Development
3 655 (22.36%) ITIL
4 618 (21.10%) Windows
5 610 (20.83%) Microsoft
6 564 (19.26%) DV Cleared
7 446 (15.23%) Degree
8 434 (14.82%) Linux
9 411 (14.03%) Java
10 409 (13.96%) C
11 363 (12.39%) VMware
12 334 (11.40%) Cisco
13 331 (11.30%) SQL
14 322 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
15 309 (10.55%) Active Directory
16 303 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
17 301 (10.28%) Firewall
18 285 (9.73%) Cisco Certification
19 277 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
20 275 (9.39%) Finance
21 274 (9.35%) Software Engineering
22 267 (9.12%) C#
23 265 (9.05%) Project Management
24 260 (8.88%) .NET
25 253 (8.64%) Information Security
26 244 (8.33%) SQL Server
27 243 (8.30%) Management Information System
28 237 (8.09%) Service Management
29 235 (8.02%) Oracle
30 228 (7.78%) Python

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
1 173 (5.91%) SharePoint
2 80 (2.73%) IIS
3 76 (2.59%) MS Exchange
4 75 (2.56%) Apache
5 53 (1.81%) Tomcat
6 48 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
7 44 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 43 (1.47%) JBoss
9 40 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 39 (1.33%) Skype for Business
11 33 (1.13%) Apache Spark
12 31 (1.06%) OpenStack
13 30 (1.02%) WebLogic
14 28 (0.96%) CMS
15 19 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
15 19 (0.65%) SAS
16 18 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
17 16 (0.55%) WebSphere
18 15 (0.51%) Apache Solr
19 13 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 184 (6.28%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 63 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
4 19 (0.65%) InfoPath
4 19 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
5 17 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 17 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 13 (0.44%) SPSS
8 11 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
9 9 (0.31%) Simulink
10 5 (0.17%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.10%) Camtasia
11 3 (0.10%) Mathcad
12 2 (0.068%) GIMP
12 2 (0.068%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.034%) Blender
13 1 (0.034%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 45 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 29 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
3 28 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
4 22 (0.75%) SAP FI
5 20 (0.68%) Teamcenter
6 17 (0.58%) SAP CO
6 17 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
7 16 (0.55%) assyst
8 12 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
9 11 (0.38%) Maximo
10 8 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 8 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
11 7 (0.24%) Primavera
11 7 (0.24%) SAP BPC
11 7 (0.24%) SAP GTS
12 6 (0.20%) SAP PS
12 6 (0.20%) Sentinel
13 5 (0.17%) PeopleSoft HCM
13 5 (0.17%) SAP MM
13 5 (0.17%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 141 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
2 137 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (2.90%) Office 365
4 43 (1.47%) SaaS
5 42 (1.43%) PaaS
6 36 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
7 33 (1.13%) IaaS
8 26 (0.89%) OpenShift
9 22 (0.75%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.27%) GitHub
12 8 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
13 7 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 6 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.20%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 6 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.20%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 301 (10.28%) Firewall
2 200 (6.83%) LAN
2 200 (6.83%) TCP/IP
3 193 (6.59%) WAN
4 182 (6.21%) DNS
5 129 (4.40%) Network Security
6 115 (3.93%) DHCP
7 108 (3.69%) BGP
8 104 (3.55%) Internet
9 103 (3.52%) VPN
10 100 (3.41%) Wireless
11 88 (3.00%) HTTP
12 86 (2.94%) OSPF
13 78 (2.66%) Cisco ASA
13 78 (2.66%) Cisco Nexus
14 68 (2.32%) Wireshark
15 66 (2.25%) FTP
16 63 (2.15%) SAN
17 61 (2.08%) SMTP
17 61 (2.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 122 (4.17%) Big Data
3 115 (3.93%) Hadoop
4 74 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
5 64 (2.19%) NoSQL
6 58 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
7 55 (1.88%) Relational Database
8 47 (1.60%) Oracle Database
9 43 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
10 41 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 40 (1.37%) MongoDB
12 37 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 33 (1.13%) QlikView
14 32 (1.09%) RDBMS
15 31 (1.06%) MySQL
16 28 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
16 28 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
16 28 (0.96%) Power BI
16 28 (0.96%) SAP BW
17 24 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 95 (3.24%) Jenkins
2 88 (3.00%) JIRA
2 88 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 76 (2.59%) Git (software)
4 73 (2.49%) Visual Studio
5 53 (1.81%) Rational DOORS
5 53 (1.81%) Selenium
6 29 (0.99%) JUnit
6 29 (0.99%) Subversion
7 26 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 23 (0.79%) Maven
9 22 (0.75%) Cucumber
9 22 (0.75%) Metasploit
10 19 (0.65%) SoapUI
11 18 (0.61%) Rational Rhapsody
12 16 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (0.55%) JBehave
12 16 (0.55%) JMeter
13 15 (0.51%) Eclipse
13 15 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
General
1 275 (9.39%) Finance
2 135 (4.61%) Military
3 95 (3.24%) Manufacturing
4 93 (3.18%) Telecoms
5 64 (2.19%) Legal
6 63 (2.15%) Law
7 55 (1.88%) Marketing
8 51 (1.74%) Aerospace
9 43 (1.47%) Electronics
10 26 (0.89%) Billing
11 25 (0.85%) Games
12 20 (0.68%) Retail
13 17 (0.58%) Multimedia
14 16 (0.55%) Publishing
15 14 (0.48%) Automotive
16 13 (0.44%) Back Office
17 11 (0.38%) Vietnamese Language
18 9 (0.31%) Advertising
19 4 (0.14%) French Language
20 3 (0.10%) Banking
Job Titles
1 467 (15.94%) Analyst
2 390 (13.32%) Developer
3 314 (10.72%) Consultant
4 285 (9.73%) Architect
5 184 (6.28%) Network Engineer
6 134 (4.57%) Support Engineer
7 116 (3.96%) Software Engineer
8 108 (3.69%) Java Developer
9 94 (3.21%) Security Engineer
9 94 (3.21%) Systems Engineer
10 92 (3.14%) Project Manager
11 91 (3.11%) Service Analyst
12 83 (2.83%) Security Consultant
13 81 (2.77%) .NET Developer
14 80 (2.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 77 (2.63%) Applications Support
16 71 (2.42%) Support Analyst
17 70 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
18 65 (2.22%) Business Analyst
18 65 (2.22%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (8.88%) .NET
2 171 (5.84%) HTML
3 160 (5.46%) Web Services
4 120 (4.10%) CSS
5 93 (3.18%) XML
6 90 (3.07%) HTML5
7 76 (2.59%) ASP.NET
7 76 (2.59%) REST
8 74 (2.53%) AngularJS
9 72 (2.46%) Spring
10 70 (2.39%) jQuery
11 62 (2.12%) .NET Framework
12 60 (2.05%) J2EE
13 56 (1.91%) SOAP
14 52 (1.78%) Middleware
15 46 (1.57%) Entity Framework
16 39 (1.33%) Node.js
17 37 (1.26%) ASP.NET Web API
17 37 (1.26%) WCF
18 34 (1.16%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 322 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
2 243 (8.30%) Management Information System
3 144 (4.92%) Data Centre
4 136 (4.64%) Computer Science
5 92 (3.14%) CESG
6 82 (2.80%) Driving Licence
7 81 (2.77%) PKI
8 68 (2.32%) Public Cloud
9 58 (1.98%) Security Operations Centre
10 50 (1.71%) Cyberthreat
11 49 (1.67%) User Experience
12 41 (1.40%) Algorithms
13 38 (1.30%) Cyber Attack
14 29 (0.99%) Mobile App
14 29 (0.99%) Virtual Team
15 25 (0.85%) Cloud Native
16 23 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
16 23 (0.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 22 (0.75%) e-Learning
17 22 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 618 (21.10%) Windows
2 434 (14.82%) Linux
3 206 (7.03%) Unix
4 139 (4.75%) Windows Server
5 113 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 105 (3.58%) Windows 7
7 88 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 84 (2.87%) Windows 10
8 84 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 62 (2.12%) CentOS
10 39 (1.33%) Apple iOS
11 29 (0.99%) Windows XP
12 23 (0.79%) Android
13 19 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
14 17 (0.58%) Solaris
15 16 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (0.48%) AIX
16 14 (0.48%) Ubuntu
17 11 (0.38%) Windows 8
18 9 (0.31%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 666 (22.74%) Agile Software Development
2 655 (22.36%) ITIL
3 303 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
4 274 (9.35%) Software Engineering
5 265 (9.05%) Project Management
6 253 (8.64%) Information Security
7 237 (8.09%) Service Management
8 189 (6.45%) Scrum
9 187 (6.38%) Service Delivery
10 183 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 182 (6.21%) Open Source
12 180 (6.15%) Analytics
13 170 (5.80%) DevOps
14 167 (5.70%) Mentoring
15 163 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
16 162 (5.53%) Continuous Integration
17 151 (5.16%) UML
18 150 (5.12%) Test Automation
19 148 (5.05%) SDLC
19 148 (5.05%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 411 (14.03%) Java
2 409 (13.96%) C
3 331 (11.30%) SQL
4 267 (9.12%) C#
5 228 (7.78%) Python
6 201 (6.86%) JavaScript
7 166 (5.67%) C++
8 115 (3.93%) PowerShell
9 78 (2.66%) Bash Shell
10 76 (2.59%) Shell Script
11 57 (1.95%) Scala
12 56 (1.91%) Ruby
13 54 (1.84%) PL/SQL
14 42 (1.43%) VB
15 40 (1.37%) Perl
16 36 (1.23%) PHP
17 31 (1.06%) VBScript
18 30 (1.02%) Ada
18 30 (1.02%) MATLAB
19 27 (0.92%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2929 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 564 (19.26%) DV Cleared
3 446 (15.23%) Degree
4 285 (9.73%) Cisco Certification
5 204 (6.96%) CISSP
6 173 (5.91%) CCNP
7 143 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 131 (4.47%) CCNA
9 96 (3.28%) CESG Certified Professional
10 75 (2.56%) CISM
11 72 (2.46%) CREST Certified
12 60 (2.05%) MCP
13 59 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
14 54 (1.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 50 (1.71%) MCSE
16 48 (1.64%) CCIE
16 48 (1.64%) SANS
17 47 (1.60%) GCIH
18 45 (1.54%) MCTS
19 42 (1.43%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (6.08%) SLA
2 132 (4.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (1.74%) PMO
4 41 (1.40%) QA
5 38 (1.30%) GDPR
6 37 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials
7 34 (1.16%) PCI DSS
8 31 (1.06%) ISO 9001
9 28 (0.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 27 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 25 (0.85%) Data Quality
12 23 (0.79%) JSP 440
12 23 (0.79%) RMADS
13 15 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 13 (0.44%) Def Stans
15 11 (0.38%) COBIT
15 11 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 11 (0.38%) DO-254
16 9 (0.31%) DO-178B
16 9 (0.31%) MISRA
System Software
1 309 (10.55%) Active Directory
2 277 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (2.56%) Docker
3 75 (2.56%) vSphere
4 69 (2.36%) Hyper-V
5 36 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
6 33 (1.13%) Snort
7 18 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (0.58%) VMware NSX
9 12 (0.41%) Firmware
10 10 (0.34%) Apache Flume
10 10 (0.34%) Dovecot
10 10 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
10 10 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (0.31%) KVM
11 9 (0.31%) vCloud
12 8 (0.27%) VMware Server
13 6 (0.20%) NFS
13 6 (0.20%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.17%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 107 (3.65%) Puppet
2 90 (3.07%) Ansible
3 62 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (1.78%) SCCM
5 37 (1.26%) Nagios
6 35 (1.19%) Terraform
7 26 (0.89%) Cisco LMS
7 26 (0.89%) Opsview
8 24 (0.82%) Kubernetes
9 23 (0.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 23 (0.79%) Nessus
10 21 (0.72%) SCOM
11 19 (0.65%) vCenter Server
12 16 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
12 16 (0.55%) QRadar
13 14 (0.48%) Control-M
14 12 (0.41%) Grafana
14 12 (0.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 12 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 12 (0.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 610 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 363 (12.39%) VMware
3 334 (11.40%) Cisco
4 235 (8.02%) Oracle
5 168 (5.74%) Juniper
6 121 (4.13%) HP
7 97 (3.31%) Red Hat
8 91 (3.11%) SAP
9 78 (2.66%) F5
10 76 (2.59%) Citrix
11 75 (2.56%) IBM
12 69 (2.36%) CheckPoint
13 68 (2.32%) Remedy
14 56 (1.91%) Palo Alto
15 44 (1.50%) Dell
16 40 (1.37%) Splunk
17 34 (1.16%) McAfee
17 34 (1.16%) Xerox
18 33 (1.13%) Sun
19 32 (1.09%) Adobe