Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 131 221 210
Rank change year-on-year +90 -11 -44
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 3,820 2,719 2,779
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.65% 1.58% 1.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.72% 6.70% 6.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,118 1,902 1,939
UK median annual salary £52,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.13% +2.22% -5.26%
10th Percentile £31,100 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% -

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 35,619 40,562 42,167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.71% 23.62% 24.97%
Number of salaries quoted 25,461 30,751 33,049
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.23% -2.35%

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 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for SC Cleared in the UK

SC Cleared
Top 15 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 21 May 2019. 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 +95 3,644 £52,500 +12.90% 417
UK excluding London +81 2,978 £50,000 +11.11% 339
South East +61 1,259 £50,000 +7.53% 119
South West +25 829 £50,000 +11.11% 94
London +122 692 £62,500 +8.70% 114
Midlands +109 427 £50,000 -2.44% 41
West Midlands +102 384 £50,000 -9.09% 34
East of England +111 224 £42,500 -5.56% 27
North of England +6 199 £50,000 +33.33% 23
Yorkshire +35 97 £50,000 +41.84% 3
North West -20 86 £50,000 +33.33% 19
East Midlands +22 38 £41,250 +58.65% 6
Wales +17 34 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Scotland +6 19 £55,000 +96.43% 24
North East +24 16 £35,000 -46.15% 1

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 3,820 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1,211 (31.70%) Agile Software Development
3 685 (17.93%) DV Cleared
4 630 (16.49%) C
5 627 (16.41%) Degree
6 617 (16.15%) Java
7 610 (15.97%) Windows
8 609 (15.94%) C++
9 604 (15.81%) Linux
10 593 (15.52%) Microsoft
11 580 (15.18%) Software Engineering
12 552 (14.45%) Problem-Solving
13 534 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
14 499 (13.06%) Python
15 484 (12.67%) C#
16 482 (12.62%) ITIL
17 434 (11.36%) JavaScript
18 432 (11.31%) Cybersecurity
19 425 (11.13%) DevOps
20 385 (10.08%) SQL
21 362 (9.48%) Cisco
22 346 (9.06%) Finance
23 330 (8.64%) Firewall
24 322 (8.43%) Project Management
25 316 (8.27%) VMware
26 301 (7.88%) Analytics
27 296 (7.75%) SDLC
28 286 (7.49%) Oracle
29 284 (7.43%) Scrum
29 284 (7.43%) Open Source

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 92 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 81 (2.12%) Apache
3 54 (1.41%) IIS
3 54 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 53 (1.39%) Apache Spark
5 44 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 34 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
7 27 (0.71%) JBoss
8 26 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
8 26 (0.68%) Confluence
9 19 (0.50%) Skype for Business
10 16 (0.42%) Apache Pig
10 16 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
11 15 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
13 13 (0.34%) GeoServer
13 13 (0.34%) nginx
14 12 (0.31%) ArcGIS
15 11 (0.29%) Jetty
15 11 (0.29%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 121 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
4 42 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 28 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 26 (0.68%) Fireworks
7 7 (0.18%) Simulink
8 6 (0.16%) GNU Octave
9 2 (0.052%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 29 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.34%) SAP HCM
3 12 (0.31%) SAP HR
4 10 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.16%) SAP ERP
6 6 (0.16%) SAP Payroll
7 5 (0.13%) SAP BPC
7 5 (0.13%) SAP PS
8 4 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.10%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.10%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.052%) assyst
9 2 (0.052%) Primavera
9 2 (0.052%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.026%) HFM
10 1 (0.026%) SAP PM
10 1 (0.026%) Sentinel
10 1 (0.026%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 282 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 276 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
3 173 (4.53%) Office 365
4 51 (1.34%) Power Platform
4 51 (1.34%) SaaS
5 42 (1.10%) PaaS
6 41 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
7 38 (0.99%) G Suite
8 33 (0.86%) Serverless
9 31 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
10 30 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
11 27 (0.71%) IaaS
12 25 (0.65%) Amazon S3
13 20 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
14 18 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
14 18 (0.47%) AWS Fargate
15 17 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
15 17 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
16 15 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
17 14 (0.37%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 330 (8.64%) Firewall
2 156 (4.08%) TCP/IP
3 140 (3.66%) WAN
4 135 (3.53%) LAN
5 132 (3.46%) Network Security
6 119 (3.12%) VPN
7 108 (2.83%) Wireless
8 103 (2.70%) DNS
9 73 (1.91%) Cisco ASA
10 65 (1.70%) BGP
11 62 (1.62%) Intrusion Detection
12 60 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
13 58 (1.52%) OSPF
14 57 (1.49%) VLAN
15 52 (1.36%) VoIP
16 50 (1.31%) Internet
17 48 (1.26%) DHCP
18 45 (1.18%) MPLS
18 45 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
19 42 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 162 (4.24%) Big Data
3 94 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
4 74 (1.94%) Hadoop
5 72 (1.88%) GIS
5 72 (1.88%) MongoDB
6 56 (1.47%) Relational Database
7 53 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 52 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 48 (1.26%) Power BI
10 47 (1.23%) Oracle Database
11 46 (1.20%) MySQL
12 43 (1.13%) Neo4j
13 30 (0.79%) Geospatial Data
13 30 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
14 29 (0.76%) RDBMS
15 26 (0.68%) Apache Hive
16 19 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
17 18 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
18 17 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 262 (6.86%) JIRA
2 215 (5.63%) Git (software)
3 170 (4.45%) Jenkins
4 128 (3.35%) Selenium
5 102 (2.67%) Cucumber
6 97 (2.54%) JMeter
7 88 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 81 (2.12%) Rational DOORS
9 77 (2.02%) LoadRunner
10 70 (1.83%) Visual Studio
11 69 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 67 (1.75%) GitLab
13 65 (1.70%) SoapUI
14 56 (1.47%) Bitbucket
15 54 (1.41%) Vagrant
16 46 (1.20%) JIRA Agile
17 43 (1.13%) Eclipse
18 42 (1.10%) Maven
19 34 (0.89%) Subversion
20 33 (0.86%) JUnit
General
1 346 (9.06%) Finance
2 278 (7.28%) Military
3 189 (4.95%) Aerospace
4 151 (3.95%) Legal
5 146 (3.82%) Electronics
6 137 (3.59%) Telecoms
7 94 (2.46%) Manufacturing
8 90 (2.36%) Law
9 88 (2.30%) Retail
10 79 (2.07%) Marketing
11 38 (0.99%) Games
12 25 (0.65%) Advertising
13 23 (0.60%) Local Government
14 17 (0.45%) Automotive
15 16 (0.42%) Avionics
15 16 (0.42%) Banking
15 16 (0.42%) Billing
16 12 (0.31%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.21%) Back Office
18 3 (0.079%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 655 (17.15%) Developer
2 415 (10.86%) Analyst
3 371 (9.71%) Architect
4 345 (9.03%) Software Engineer
5 251 (6.57%) Consultant
6 172 (4.50%) Network Engineer
7 162 (4.24%) Project Manager
8 144 (3.77%) Java Developer
9 133 (3.48%) Support Engineer
10 123 (3.22%) Software Developer
11 121 (3.17%) C# Developer
12 108 (2.83%) C++ Software Engineer
12 108 (2.83%) Security Architect
13 107 (2.80%) Systems Engineer
14 106 (2.77%) Tester
15 99 (2.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 95 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
17 91 (2.38%) C++ Developer
18 90 (2.36%) Business Analyst
19 89 (2.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (6.78%) .NET
2 233 (6.10%) HTML
3 195 (5.10%) AngularJS
4 168 (4.40%) CSS
5 161 (4.21%) Spring
6 135 (3.53%) ASP.NET
7 119 (3.12%) React
8 107 (2.80%) Web Services
9 104 (2.72%) Node.js
10 94 (2.46%) SOAP
11 93 (2.43%) Vue.js
12 88 (2.30%) jQuery
13 87 (2.28%) XML
14 79 (2.07%) HTML5
15 78 (2.04%) .NET Framework
16 77 (2.02%) JSON
16 77 (2.02%) Qt
17 69 (1.81%) Velocity
18 68 (1.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 65 (1.70%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 534 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
2 220 (5.76%) Self-Motivation
3 208 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 178 (4.66%) Data Centre
5 147 (3.85%) Algorithms
6 105 (2.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 99 (2.59%) VHDL
8 95 (2.49%) Driving Licence
9 82 (2.15%) Cyberthreat
10 68 (1.78%) CESG
11 44 (1.15%) Cyberattack
12 43 (1.13%) User Experience
13 42 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
14 37 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
15 36 (0.94%) Public Cloud
16 34 (0.89%) PKI
17 32 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
18 30 (0.79%) 3D Graphics
18 30 (0.79%) Mobile App
19 26 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 610 (15.97%) Windows
2 604 (15.81%) Linux
3 208 (5.45%) Windows Server
4 147 (3.85%) Unix
5 93 (2.43%) Windows 7
6 92 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 73 (1.91%) Android
8 72 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 71 (1.86%) CentOS
10 64 (1.68%) Windows 10
11 58 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 45 (1.18%) Ubuntu
13 26 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
14 22 (0.58%) Debian
15 18 (0.47%) Windows 2000
15 18 (0.47%) Windows 8
15 18 (0.47%) Windows XP
16 16 (0.42%) Apple iOS
16 16 (0.42%) Solaris
17 11 (0.29%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,211 (31.70%) Agile Software Development
2 580 (15.18%) Software Engineering
3 552 (14.45%) Problem-Solving
4 482 (12.62%) ITIL
5 432 (11.31%) Cybersecurity
6 425 (11.13%) DevOps
7 322 (8.43%) Project Management
8 301 (7.88%) Analytics
9 296 (7.75%) SDLC
10 284 (7.43%) Open Source
10 284 (7.43%) Scrum
11 280 (7.33%) Mentoring
12 274 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
13 262 (6.86%) TDD
14 243 (6.36%) Test Automation
15 227 (5.94%) Information Security
16 224 (5.86%) Business Development
17 213 (5.58%) Mathematics
18 210 (5.50%) Computer Science
18 210 (5.50%) OO
Programming Languages
1 630 (16.49%) C
2 617 (16.15%) Java
3 609 (15.94%) C++
4 499 (13.06%) Python
5 484 (12.67%) C#
6 434 (11.36%) JavaScript
7 385 (10.08%) SQL
8 149 (3.90%) PowerShell
9 90 (2.36%) Go
10 86 (2.25%) Bash Shell
11 85 (2.23%) Ruby
12 71 (1.86%) Java 8
13 67 (1.75%) Embedded C
13 67 (1.75%) PL/SQL
14 54 (1.41%) Embedded C++
14 54 (1.41%) T-SQL
15 49 (1.28%) Shell Script
16 35 (0.92%) MATLAB
17 30 (0.79%) Scala
18 29 (0.76%) Ada
Qualifications
1 3,820 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 685 (17.93%) DV Cleared
3 627 (16.41%) Degree
4 225 (5.89%) Cisco Certification
5 148 (3.87%) CCNP
6 138 (3.61%) CCNA
7 131 (3.43%) CISSP
7 131 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 90 (2.36%) CESG Certified Professional
8 90 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
9 78 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
10 76 (1.99%) MCSE
11 71 (1.86%) CISM
12 64 (1.68%) CREST Certified
12 64 (1.68%) MCSA
13 59 (1.54%) APMP
14 50 (1.31%) CCIE
14 50 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
15 45 (1.18%) ISTQB
15 45 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 174 (4.55%) SLA
2 119 (3.12%) QA
3 84 (2.20%) GDPR
4 77 (2.02%) PMO
5 58 (1.52%) PCI DSS
6 53 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
7 49 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 47 (1.23%) Data Quality
9 40 (1.05%) JSP 440
10 35 (0.92%) ISO 22301
11 30 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 30 (0.79%) IEC 61508
12 27 (0.71%) ISO 9001
13 25 (0.65%) RMADS
14 21 (0.55%) Def Stans
15 18 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 18 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 17 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 14 (0.37%) DO-254
System Software
1 273 (7.15%) Active Directory
2 223 (5.84%) Docker
3 173 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 117 (3.06%) Hyper-V
5 75 (1.96%) vSphere
6 47 (1.23%) Firmware
7 43 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (0.97%) VMware NSX
9 35 (0.92%) VirtualBox
10 30 (0.79%) XenApp
11 27 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
12 23 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
13 19 (0.50%) KVM
14 17 (0.45%) vCloud
15 16 (0.42%) XenDesktop
16 12 (0.31%) NFS
17 9 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 9 (0.24%) Snort
17 9 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
18 8 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 197 (5.16%) Ansible
2 117 (3.06%) Puppet
3 99 (2.59%) Kubernetes
4 90 (2.36%) SCCM
5 84 (2.20%) Terraform
6 78 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
7 67 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
8 39 (1.02%) SCVMM
9 31 (0.81%) SELinux
10 20 (0.52%) SCOM
11 18 (0.47%) Data Guard
11 18 (0.47%) EnCase
11 18 (0.47%) HP ALM
11 18 (0.47%) Nagios
11 18 (0.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 16 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
13 15 (0.39%) Nessus
13 15 (0.39%) Prometheus
14 14 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
15 13 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 593 (15.52%) Microsoft
2 362 (9.48%) Cisco
3 316 (8.27%) VMware
4 286 (7.49%) Oracle
5 173 (4.53%) HP
6 138 (3.61%) Juniper
7 124 (3.25%) SAP
8 115 (3.01%) F5
9 94 (2.46%) Red Hat
10 82 (2.15%) CheckPoint
11 80 (2.09%) Aruba
12 75 (1.96%) Palo Alto
13 73 (1.91%) Google
14 52 (1.36%) Citrix
14 52 (1.36%) IBM
15 41 (1.07%) Mitel
16 40 (1.05%) Dell
16 40 (1.05%) Meraki
17 37 (0.97%) EMC
18 33 (0.86%) Atlassian