Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK

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 24 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
24 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 47 58 120
Rank change year-on-year +11 +62 -13
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 4,683 5,177 5,243
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.62% 5.28% 3.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.99% 15.92% 11.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2,655 2,553 2,450
10th Percentile £33,350 £35,400 £32,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £62,450 £56,325
Median % change year-on-year -7.93% +10.87% +2.41%
75th Percentile £70,250 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £84,500 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,500 £53,112
% change year-on-year -0.90% +4.50% +1.17%

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 27,556 32,526 44,557
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 27.20% 33.17% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 17,216 14,654 19,122
10th Percentile £28,500 £31,791 £31,000
25th Percentile £38,500 £42,210 £40,967
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £71,000 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £91,950
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in the UK

SC Cleared
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared.

Salary trend for SC Cleared in the UK

SC Cleared
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared over the 6 months to 24 May 2024.

Salary histogram for SC Cleared in the UK

SC Cleared
Top 17 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 24 May 2024. 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
Jobs
England +10 3,842 £55,000 -10.86% 1,305
UK excluding London +13 3,747 £55,000 -0.90% 1,114
Work from Home -1 1,874 £60,000 -4.00% 605
South East +21 1,233 £55,000 - 383
South West 0 905 £55,000 -2.57% 237
London -29 596 £70,000 +3.70% 354
North of England +20 583 £57,500 -4.17% 187
North West +6 401 £55,000 -8.33% 136
Midlands +2 397 £55,000 -8.33% 124
West Midlands +4 260 £55,000 -8.33% 81
Scotland -48 236 £60,000 +14.29% 78
Wales +10 201 £58,150 +108.08% 20
Yorkshire +68 154 £60,000 -10.45% 33
East Midlands -11 137 £50,000 -4.76% 43
East of England -10 119 £52,000 -6.31% 94
Northern Ireland +22 102 £59,400 +65.00% 19
North East -28 28 £56,250 +18.42% 18

SC Cleared
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 339 (7.24%) ArcGIS
2 330 (7.05%) GeoServer
3 133 (2.84%) Confluence
4 116 (2.48%) WebLogic
5 91 (1.94%) SharePoint
6 82 (1.75%) Microsoft Exchange
7 49 (1.05%) Apache
8 44 (0.94%) Oracle Service Bus
9 39 (0.83%) OpenStack
10 37 (0.79%) Apache Spark
11 31 (0.66%) IIS
12 21 (0.45%) Red Hat Fuse
13 20 (0.43%) JBoss
14 18 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
15 14 (0.30%) CMS
15 14 (0.30%) Skype for Business
16 10 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
16 10 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
17 7 (0.15%) Drupal
18 4 (0.085%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 176 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
2 81 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 77 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 46 (0.98%) Simulink
4 46 (0.98%) Sketch
5 23 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 9 (0.19%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.085%) EPLAN
8 4 (0.085%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.043%) Abaqus
9 2 (0.043%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.043%) GNU Octave
9 2 (0.043%) InDesign
9 2 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.021%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.021%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.021%) Blender
10 1 (0.021%) Revit
Business Applications
1 86 (1.84%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 85 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
3 41 (0.88%) Siebel CRM
4 18 (0.38%) Maximo
5 12 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
6 10 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
6 10 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
6 10 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.13%) Primavera
8 5 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (0.11%) Elite 3E
8 5 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.11%) SAP WM
8 5 (0.11%) Teamcenter
9 4 (0.085%) Q-Pulse
10 3 (0.064%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.064%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.064%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.064%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1,244 (26.56%) Azure
2 1,005 (21.46%) AWS
3 193 (4.12%) Microsoft 365
4 139 (2.97%) Amazon EKS
5 136 (2.90%) GCP
6 135 (2.88%) Azure DevOps
7 118 (2.52%) Serverless
8 117 (2.50%) Power Platform
9 111 (2.37%) SaaS
10 95 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
11 79 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
12 76 (1.62%) OpenShift
13 72 (1.54%) Miro
14 68 (1.45%) OCI
15 62 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
16 61 (1.30%) PaaS
17 57 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
18 55 (1.17%) Amazon ECS
19 48 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
20 47 (1.00%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 288 (6.15%) Firewall
2 171 (3.65%) DNS
3 121 (2.58%) WAN
4 120 (2.56%) TCP/IP
5 86 (1.84%) Wireless
6 83 (1.77%) LAN
6 83 (1.77%) Network Security
7 77 (1.64%) BGP
8 76 (1.62%) DHCP
9 74 (1.58%) SSL
10 73 (1.56%) VPN
11 72 (1.54%) SAN
12 51 (1.09%) SD-WAN
13 40 (0.85%) Software-Defined Radio
14 38 (0.81%) IPsec
15 37 (0.79%) Cisco Firepower
16 36 (0.77%) MPLS
17 33 (0.70%) AMQP
18 29 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
19 28 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 426 (9.10%) PostgreSQL
2 343 (7.32%) GIS
3 330 (7.05%) QGIS
4 156 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 113 (2.41%) SQL Server
6 106 (2.26%) Oracle Database
7 91 (1.94%) NoSQL
8 73 (1.56%) Hadoop
9 68 (1.45%) Big Data
10 66 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
10 66 (1.41%) Power BI
11 63 (1.35%) RDBMS
12 59 (1.26%) MongoDB
13 45 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
13 45 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
14 44 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
14 44 (0.94%) VLDB
15 39 (0.83%) MySQL
16 34 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
16 34 (0.73%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 229 (4.89%) JIRA
2 224 (4.78%) Git
3 201 (4.29%) Jenkins
4 104 (2.22%) Visual Studio
5 92 (1.96%) Bitbucket
6 84 (1.79%) GitLab
7 59 (1.26%) Sourcetree
8 35 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
9 30 (0.64%) Cucumber
10 29 (0.62%) Selenium
11 28 (0.60%) JUnit
12 23 (0.49%) Ant
13 22 (0.47%) Subversion
14 21 (0.45%) SonarQube
15 17 (0.36%) Vagrant
16 16 (0.34%) Terragrunt
17 15 (0.32%) CMake
17 15 (0.32%) LabVIEW
17 15 (0.32%) REST Assured
18 14 (0.30%) WebDriver
General
1 1,043 (22.27%) Social Skills
2 487 (10.40%) Public Sector
3 340 (7.26%) Finance
4 312 (6.66%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 302 (6.45%) Aerospace
6 248 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
7 194 (4.14%) Presentation Skills
8 124 (2.65%) Games
9 117 (2.50%) Police
10 108 (2.31%) Military
11 104 (2.22%) Telecoms
12 77 (1.64%) Organisational Skills
13 60 (1.28%) Influencing Skills
14 55 (1.17%) Manufacturing
15 50 (1.07%) Electronics
15 50 (1.07%) Retail
16 45 (0.96%) Law
17 30 (0.64%) Marketing
18 29 (0.62%) Legal
19 17 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,029 (21.97%) Senior
2 658 (14.05%) Architect
3 581 (12.41%) Software Engineer
4 522 (11.15%) Developer
5 352 (7.52%) Lead
6 342 (7.30%) Analyst
7 306 (6.53%) Senior Software Engineer
8 295 (6.30%) Solutions Architect
9 203 (4.33%) Consultant
10 200 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
11 191 (4.08%) Project Manager
12 182 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 166 (3.54%) Senior Developer
14 163 (3.48%) Network Engineer
15 142 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
16 120 (2.56%) Business Analyst
17 115 (2.46%) Designer
18 109 (2.33%) Technical Architect
19 94 (2.01%) Senior Analyst
20 92 (1.96%) Presales Solution Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 460 (9.82%) .NET
2 445 (9.50%) React
3 333 (7.11%) Leaflet
4 332 (7.09%) OpenLayers
5 330 (7.05%) PostGIS
6 329 (7.03%) CSS
7 303 (6.47%) .NET Core
8 195 (4.16%) Node.js
9 158 (3.37%) Spring
10 155 (3.31%) REST
11 143 (3.05%) AngularJS
12 135 (2.88%) Spring Boot
13 122 (2.61%) HTML
14 100 (2.14%) Web Services
15 83 (1.77%) RESTful
15 83 (1.77%) XML
16 81 (1.73%) RabbitMQ
17 76 (1.62%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 63 (1.35%) Django
19 62 (1.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 159 (3.40%) Management Information System
2 144 (3.07%) Data Centre
3 127 (2.71%) Product Ownership
4 99 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
5 94 (2.01%) Virtual Team
6 93 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
7 87 (1.86%) Driving Licence
8 78 (1.67%) Virtual Reality
9 68 (1.45%) Cloud Native
10 66 (1.41%) Public Cloud
11 60 (1.28%) Operational Technology
12 59 (1.26%) Onboarding
12 59 (1.26%) Private Cloud
13 58 (1.24%) Cyberattack
14 56 (1.20%) Algorithms
15 49 (1.05%) CMDB
16 40 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
17 38 (0.81%) PKI
18 37 (0.79%) Distributed Systems
19 36 (0.77%) Cyber Threat
Operating Systems
1 649 (13.86%) Linux
2 612 (13.07%) Windows
3 269 (5.74%) Windows Server
4 138 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 135 (2.88%) Unix
6 110 (2.35%) Ubuntu
7 91 (1.94%) Windows 10
8 84 (1.79%) CentOS
9 61 (1.30%) Windows Server 2016
10 53 (1.13%) Windows Server 2019
11 51 (1.09%) Solaris
12 34 (0.73%) Android
12 34 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
13 31 (0.66%) Windows 7
14 29 (0.62%) Debian
15 18 (0.38%) AIX
15 18 (0.38%) VMS
16 12 (0.26%) Windows XP
17 10 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
17 10 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,593 (34.02%) Agile
2 1,319 (28.17%) Actionable Insight
3 1,095 (23.38%) DevOps
4 896 (19.13%) Software Engineering
5 765 (16.34%) Problem-Solving
6 467 (9.97%) Scrum
7 431 (9.20%) Cybersecurity
8 415 (8.86%) Project Management
9 342 (7.30%) ITIL
10 341 (7.28%) Web Development
11 340 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 314 (6.71%) Collaborative Working
13 305 (6.51%) Mentoring
14 303 (6.47%) CI/CD
15 264 (5.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 249 (5.32%) Service Management
17 228 (4.87%) Artificial Intelligence
18 226 (4.83%) Kanban
19 218 (4.66%) Presales
20 206 (4.40%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 793 (16.93%) Python
2 631 (13.47%) JavaScript
3 517 (11.04%) Java
4 438 (9.35%) C#
5 421 (8.99%) SQL
6 295 (6.30%) PowerShell
7 156 (3.33%) C++
8 94 (2.01%) Bash
9 83 (1.77%) C
9 83 (1.77%) TypeScript
10 61 (1.30%) PL/SQL
11 58 (1.24%) MATLAB
12 52 (1.11%) Shell Script
13 36 (0.77%) Go
14 30 (0.64%) Kotlin
15 25 (0.53%) Bicep
16 21 (0.45%) VB
17 19 (0.41%) Ruby
17 19 (0.41%) VBA
18 17 (0.36%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4,683 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 751 (16.04%) Degree
3 677 (14.46%) DV Cleared
4 247 (5.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 159 (3.40%) AWS Certification
6 140 (2.99%) Azure Certification
7 134 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 115 (2.46%) CISM
9 114 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
10 110 (2.35%) CISSP
11 87 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 74 (1.58%) CCNA
13 71 (1.52%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
14 69 (1.47%) CCNP
15 64 (1.37%) CESG Certified Professional
16 63 (1.35%) CRISC
17 57 (1.22%) TOGAF Certification
18 52 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 36 (0.77%) A+ Certification
20 32 (0.68%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 144 (3.07%) Accessibility
3 132 (2.82%) SLA
4 90 (1.92%) QA
5 88 (1.88%) NCSC
6 58 (1.24%) WCAG
7 54 (1.15%) NIST
8 39 (0.83%) PMO
9 38 (0.81%) GDPR
10 33 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 32 (0.68%) COBIT
12 29 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
13 26 (0.56%) Def Stans
14 24 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 22 (0.47%) Data Quality
15 22 (0.47%) GRC
16 20 (0.43%) JSP 440
16 20 (0.43%) Software Quality Assurance
17 16 (0.34%) ISO 9001
17 16 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 318 (6.79%) Active Directory
2 265 (5.66%) Docker
3 182 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 133 (2.84%) Hyper-V
5 44 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
5 44 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
7 32 (0.68%) vSphere
8 30 (0.64%) Firmware
9 23 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
10 21 (0.45%) KVM
11 16 (0.34%) pfSense
12 12 (0.26%) VMware NSX
13 11 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (0.21%) NFS
14 10 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (0.21%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.085%) Embedded Firmware
15 4 (0.085%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.085%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 304 (6.49%) Kubernetes
2 290 (6.19%) Ansible
3 253 (5.40%) Terraform
4 161 (3.44%) SCCM
5 76 (1.62%) Puppet
6 67 (1.43%) SCOM
7 55 (1.17%) vCenter Server
8 54 (1.15%) WSUS
9 48 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
10 44 (0.94%) Data Guard
10 44 (0.94%) Oracle RMAN
11 38 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
12 36 (0.77%) Grafana
13 33 (0.70%) NetBackup
14 32 (0.68%) OpenView
15 29 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
16 26 (0.56%) OpenSSO
17 24 (0.51%) ZABBIX
18 21 (0.45%) Prometheus
19 19 (0.41%) Progress Chef
Vendors
1 774 (16.53%) Microsoft
2 338 (7.22%) ESRI
2 338 (7.22%) Oracle
3 298 (6.36%) VMware
4 259 (5.53%) Cisco
5 210 (4.48%) Juniper
6 125 (2.67%) ServiceNow
7 111 (2.37%) Remedy
8 93 (1.99%) Google
8 93 (1.99%) Red Hat
9 86 (1.84%) Sparx
10 83 (1.77%) HP
11 55 (1.17%) Fortinet
12 49 (1.05%) NetApp
12 49 (1.05%) Palo Alto
13 47 (1.00%) IBM
13 47 (1.00%) Splunk
14 45 (0.96%) McAfee
14 45 (0.96%) Sun
15 44 (0.94%) CheckPoint