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

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 162 148
Rank change year-on-year -34 -14  
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 1417 2199 2427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.65% 2.11% 2.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% 7.74% 7.83%
Number of salaries quoted 955 1651 1751
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,900 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £72,550
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21229 28425 31013
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.75% 27.26% 27.56%
Number of salaries quoted 16676 22869 24295
Median salary £45,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.21% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £69,400 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -37 1330 £47,500 - 220
South East -19 404 £46,000 +2.22% 51
South West -4 357 £40,000 - 44
London -43 262 £60,000 - 66
Hampshire +2 203 £42,500 +6.25% 23
Bristol -16 113 £40,000 -3.61% 17
North West +7 95 £35,000 -26.31% 13
Wiltshire +5 94 £40,000 +23.07% 9
Berkshire -13 90 £47,500 -13.63% 11
Surrey +3 79 £52,500 +16.66% 5
Gloucestershire -8 76 £52,500 +5.00% 8
East of England -46 76 £45,000 +5.88% 17
Somerset +28 56 £33,000 -5.71%
West Midlands -78 55 £50,000 -3.84% 12
Reading -1 54 £42,500 -19.04% 7
Farnborough +7 47 £42,500 +18.05% 2
East Midlands -21 47 £50,000 +36.98% 5
Hertfordshire -32 47 £43,500 +8.75% 7
Salisbury +2 43 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Manchester +3 41 £35,000 -39.13% 4
Portsmouth +13 35 £42,500 +26.86% 1
Chippenham -1 33 £32,500 -
Cheltenham 0 28 £52,500 -2.32% 2
City of London +38 27 £53,750 +2.38% 8
Merseyside +21 26 £27,500 -52.17% 1
Liverpool +21 26 £27,500 -52.17% 1
Croydon +23 25 £61,500 +272.72% 1
Basingstoke -8 23 £28,000 -20.00% 3
Derbyshire -9 23 £50,000 +23.45% 3
Birmingham -48 23 £47,500 -20.83% 4

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2881 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 604 (20.96%) Windows
3 554 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 548 (19.02%) ITIL
5 470 (16.31%) DV Cleared
6 427 (14.82%) Agile Software Development
7 416 (14.44%) Degree
8 413 (14.34%) Java
9 407 (14.13%) C
10 406 (14.09%) Linux
11 329 (11.42%) SQL
12 325 (11.28%) Firewall
13 318 (11.04%) Cybersecurity
14 316 (10.97%) Information Security
15 299 (10.38%) VMware
16 298 (10.34%) Software Engineering
17 294 (10.20%) Cisco
18 276 (9.58%) C#
19 273 (9.48%) Active Directory
20 259 (8.99%) Project Management
20 259 (8.99%) JavaScript
20 259 (8.99%) Oracle
21 246 (8.54%) Finance
22 245 (8.50%) SQL Server
23 236 (8.19%) Unix
24 233 (8.09%) CISSP
25 232 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
25 232 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
26 228 (7.91%) Cisco Certification
27 223 (7.74%) Management Information System

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
1 131 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 89 (3.09%) Apache
3 78 (2.71%) WebLogic
4 68 (2.36%) JBoss
5 54 (1.87%) Skype for Business
6 50 (1.74%) Tomcat
7 48 (1.67%) MS Exchange
8 40 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 39 (1.35%) IIS
9 39 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
10 35 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 34 (1.18%) WebSphere
12 29 (1.01%) Alfresco
13 28 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
14 27 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
14 27 (0.94%) Joomla!
15 20 (0.69%) Confluence
16 19 (0.66%) Drupal
17 15 (0.52%) Apache Spark
18 14 (0.49%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 162 (5.62%) Microsoft Office
2 82 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (1.91%) Microsoft Project
4 34 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.52%) InfoPath
7 13 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
8 10 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.21%) 3ds Max
11 6 (0.21%) Maya
11 6 (0.21%) Photoshop
12 4 (0.14%) SPSS
13 3 (0.10%) S-PLUS
13 3 (0.10%) Windchill
14 2 (0.069%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.069%) Simulink
15 1 (0.035%) Adobe Premiere
15 1 (0.035%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 43 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 23 (0.80%) Sentinel
3 18 (0.62%) Remedy AR System
4 15 (0.52%) assyst
5 13 (0.45%) SAP CO
5 13 (0.45%) SAP FI
5 13 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
6 12 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
6 12 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
7 11 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
7 11 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
8 10 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 9 (0.31%) SAP HR
10 6 (0.21%) SAP PSCD
11 5 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
11 5 (0.17%) Teamcenter
12 4 (0.14%) Maximo
12 4 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
12 4 (0.14%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 144 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 121 (4.20%) Office 365
3 110 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
5 36 (1.25%) PaaS
6 33 (1.15%) SaaS
7 30 (1.04%) GitHub
8 28 (0.97%) IaaS
9 21 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
10 18 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (0.35%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.21%) Boomi
14 5 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
15 4 (0.14%) G Suite
16 3 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
16 3 (0.10%) Dynamics 365
17 1 (0.035%) iTunes
17 1 (0.035%) OpenShift
17 1 (0.035%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 325 (11.28%) Firewall
2 197 (6.84%) LAN
3 169 (5.87%) TCP/IP
4 167 (5.80%) WAN
5 159 (5.52%) DNS
6 133 (4.62%) DHCP
7 117 (4.06%) Network Security
8 96 (3.33%) VPN
9 92 (3.19%) Wireless
10 85 (2.95%) MPLS
10 85 (2.95%) OSPF
11 81 (2.81%) Cisco ASA
12 77 (2.67%) HTTP
13 75 (2.60%) BGP
14 73 (2.53%) SSL
15 59 (2.05%) VoIP
16 56 (1.94%) Internet
17 54 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
18 49 (1.70%) LDAP
19 48 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 78 (2.71%) Hadoop
3 76 (2.64%) MongoDB
4 67 (2.33%) MySQL
5 58 (2.01%) Big Data
6 57 (1.98%) Relational Database
7 50 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 49 (1.70%) NoSQL
9 47 (1.63%) Oracle Database
10 44 (1.53%) GIS
11 40 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 38 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
13 37 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
14 34 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
15 32 (1.11%) RDBMS
16 31 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
16 31 (1.08%) MS Access
17 27 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 21 (0.73%) Oracle OWB
19 20 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 107 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 98 (3.40%) Jenkins
3 81 (2.81%) Visual Studio
4 72 (2.50%) Git (software)
4 72 (2.50%) JIRA
5 51 (1.77%) Selenium
6 48 (1.67%) Subversion
7 44 (1.53%) Maven
8 41 (1.42%) JUnit
8 41 (1.42%) Rational DOORS
9 34 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
10 33 (1.15%) TeamCity
11 26 (0.90%) Cucumber
12 21 (0.73%) PeopleTools
13 20 (0.69%) Hudson
14 17 (0.59%) Eclipse
15 14 (0.49%) MSI
16 13 (0.45%) Axure RP
16 13 (0.45%) ClearQuest
17 12 (0.42%) SpecFlow
General
1 246 (8.54%) Finance
2 115 (3.99%) Telecoms
3 104 (3.61%) Military
4 87 (3.02%) Marketing
5 67 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 48 (1.67%) Aerospace
7 34 (1.18%) Legal
8 27 (0.94%) Electronics
9 26 (0.90%) Banking
10 20 (0.69%) Law
11 13 (0.45%) Publishing
12 12 (0.42%) Games
13 10 (0.35%) Billing
14 9 (0.31%) Multimedia
14 9 (0.31%) Retail
15 8 (0.28%) Automotive
15 8 (0.28%) Avionics
16 6 (0.21%) Local Government
17 2 (0.069%) Front Office
17 2 (0.069%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 371 (12.88%) Developer
2 309 (10.73%) Consultant
3 273 (9.48%) Analyst
4 239 (8.30%) Architect
5 167 (5.80%) Network Engineer
6 148 (5.14%) Support Engineer
7 145 (5.03%) Software Engineer
8 141 (4.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 106 (3.68%) Systems Engineer
10 93 (3.23%) Java Developer
11 85 (2.95%) Security Architect
12 82 (2.85%) Cisco Engineer
12 82 (2.85%) Project Manager
13 81 (2.81%) Security Manager
14 80 (2.78%) Senior Developer
15 78 (2.71%) Administrator
15 78 (2.71%) Software Developer
16 73 (2.53%) Tester
17 64 (2.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 63 (2.19%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (7.71%) .NET
2 199 (6.91%) HTML
3 179 (6.21%) Web Services
4 122 (4.23%) XML
5 112 (3.89%) CSS
6 107 (3.71%) ASP.NET
7 90 (3.12%) AngularJS
8 84 (2.92%) SOAP
9 73 (2.53%) J2EE
10 68 (2.36%) REST
11 62 (2.15%) .NET Framework
12 57 (1.98%) HTML5
13 55 (1.91%) Spring
14 54 (1.87%) RESTful
15 46 (1.60%) JSON
16 42 (1.46%) WSDL
17 40 (1.39%) Node.js
18 39 (1.35%) Ajax
19 38 (1.32%) Middleware
19 38 (1.32%) React
Miscellaneous
1 232 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 223 (7.74%) Management Information System
3 119 (4.13%) Data Centre
4 92 (3.19%) CESG
5 83 (2.88%) Computer Science
6 73 (2.53%) PKI
7 66 (2.29%) Driving Licence
8 59 (2.05%) Security Operations Centre
9 45 (1.56%) Clustering
10 41 (1.42%) User Experience
11 36 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
12 33 (1.15%) Cyber Attack
12 33 (1.15%) Private Cloud
13 31 (1.08%) CMDB
14 30 (1.04%) Blackberry
14 30 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
15 28 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
15 28 (0.97%) Mobile App
16 23 (0.80%) Algorithms
16 23 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 604 (20.96%) Windows
2 406 (14.09%) Linux
3 236 (8.19%) Unix
4 206 (7.15%) Windows Server
5 86 (2.99%) Windows 7
6 72 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 71 (2.46%) Android
8 64 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 61 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 53 (1.84%) Windows 10
11 49 (1.70%) Apple iOS
11 49 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 38 (1.32%) CentOS
13 30 (1.04%) Solaris
14 22 (0.76%) Windows XP
15 21 (0.73%) Windows 8
16 16 (0.56%) Debian
17 14 (0.49%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.35%) AIX
19 9 (0.31%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 548 (19.02%) ITIL
2 427 (14.82%) Agile Software Development
3 318 (11.04%) Cybersecurity
4 316 (10.97%) Information Security
5 298 (10.34%) Software Engineering
6 259 (8.99%) Project Management
7 181 (6.28%) Service Delivery
8 174 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 169 (5.87%) Service Management
10 159 (5.52%) Scrum
11 144 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
12 139 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
12 139 (4.82%) Mentoring
13 137 (4.76%) Risk Management
14 135 (4.69%) Open Source
15 128 (4.44%) Customer Requirements
16 127 (4.41%) Change Management
17 126 (4.37%) Presales
18 124 (4.30%) Incident Management
18 124 (4.30%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 413 (14.34%) Java
2 407 (14.13%) C
3 329 (11.42%) SQL
4 276 (9.58%) C#
5 259 (8.99%) JavaScript
6 177 (6.14%) C++
7 158 (5.48%) Python
8 137 (4.76%) PowerShell
9 65 (2.26%) Shell Script
10 64 (2.22%) Perl
11 57 (1.98%) VB
12 56 (1.94%) Bash Shell
13 54 (1.87%) PHP
13 54 (1.87%) Ruby
14 46 (1.60%) PL/SQL
15 42 (1.46%) Scala
16 37 (1.28%) VBA
17 31 (1.08%) T-SQL
18 28 (0.97%) Bourne shell
18 28 (0.97%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2881 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 470 (16.31%) DV Cleared
3 416 (14.44%) Degree
4 233 (8.09%) CISSP
5 228 (7.91%) Cisco Certification
6 148 (5.14%) CISM
7 144 (5.00%) CCNA
8 129 (4.48%) CCNP
9 102 (3.54%) SANS
10 96 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 94 (3.26%) CESG Certified Professional
12 93 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
13 77 (2.67%) CEH
14 71 (2.46%) MCSE
15 68 (2.36%) GIAC
16 65 (2.26%) CISA
17 57 (1.98%) CREST Certified
17 57 (1.98%) MCSA
18 50 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
18 50 (1.74%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (5.59%) SLA
2 123 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (2.26%) PCI DSS
4 62 (2.15%) QA
5 41 (1.42%) RMADS
6 39 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 31 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 27 (0.94%) JSP 440
8 27 (0.94%) PMO
9 25 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 22 (0.76%) COBIT
10 22 (0.76%) Def Stans
11 20 (0.69%) GPG13
12 16 (0.56%) ISO 9001
13 12 (0.42%) Data Quality
14 11 (0.38%) DO-178B
15 9 (0.31%) MISRA
16 8 (0.28%) DO-254
16 8 (0.28%) JTAG
17 7 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 273 (9.48%) Active Directory
2 232 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (2.99%) vSphere
4 83 (2.88%) Hyper-V
5 60 (2.08%) Snort
6 36 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (0.97%) Docker
8 27 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
9 18 (0.62%) Dovecot
9 18 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
9 18 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (0.42%) XenApp
11 11 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
11 11 (0.38%) vCloud
12 10 (0.35%) XenDesktop
13 9 (0.31%) Firmware
13 9 (0.31%) KVM
14 6 (0.21%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.17%) HDFS
16 4 (0.14%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 93 (3.23%) SCCM
2 42 (1.46%) NetBackup
3 40 (1.39%) Nagios
4 35 (1.21%) Puppet
5 30 (1.04%) Ansible
6 25 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
7 24 (0.83%) Juniper STRM
8 23 (0.80%) Data Guard
8 23 (0.80%) Nmap
9 22 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
10 21 (0.73%) Endace
10 21 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
11 19 (0.66%) SCOM
12 17 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
12 17 (0.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 16 (0.56%) SCOrch
14 14 (0.49%) Kubernetes
14 14 (0.49%) Nessus
14 14 (0.49%) vCenter Server
15 13 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 554 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 299 (10.38%) VMware
3 294 (10.20%) Cisco
4 259 (8.99%) Oracle
5 200 (6.94%) Juniper
6 108 (3.75%) HP
7 107 (3.71%) SAP
8 80 (2.78%) IBM
9 67 (2.33%) Red Hat
10 66 (2.29%) Remedy
11 61 (2.12%) F5
12 53 (1.84%) LogRhythm
13 50 (1.74%) CheckPoint
14 48 (1.67%) Citrix
15 46 (1.60%) Palo Alto
16 38 (1.32%) EMC
17 37 (1.28%) Intel Security
18 36 (1.25%) NetApp
19 35 (1.21%) BMC
19 35 (1.21%) Fujitsu
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cumbria
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60000 - 90000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Leidos
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary package
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CGI
Salary: £65000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CGI
Salary: £65000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CGI
Salary: £65000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Resource Group
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Resource Group
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 45,000 plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago