Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 168 228 186
Rank change year-on-year +60 -42 -6
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 3,159 2,720 3,312
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.08% 1.57% 1.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.63% 6.60% 7.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,879 1,934 2,316
UK median annual salary £52,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.56% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £28,475 £27,575 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,738
% change year-on-year +11.11% +0.59% +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 36,614 41,225 45,016
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.11% 23.77% 25.79%
Number of salaries quoted 26,767 32,015 35,733
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 January 2019.

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 January 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 +60 3,006 £52,095 +15.77% 838
UK excluding London +49 2,326 £50,000 +11.11% 717
South East +40 921 £47,500 +2.15% 218
London +122 712 £62,500 +8.70% 193
South West +22 710 £50,000 +13.64% 172
Midlands +14 258 £52,500 +1.94% 114
West Midlands +57 219 £55,000 +10.00% 88
North of England +10 208 £49,482 +23.71% 61
East of England +47 190 £60,000 +33.33% 84
North West -7 100 £50,000 +17.65% 28
Yorkshire +34 92 £50,000 +25.00% 17
East Midlands -53 38 £42,500 -21.30% 26
Wales +9 29 £30,975 -3.20% 38
Scotland -16 25 £47,500 +11.76% 34
North East +2 16 £43,028 -21.77% 16
Northern Ireland -9 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 3,159 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1,006 (31.85%) Agile Software Development
3 610 (19.31%) DV Cleared
4 601 (19.03%) Microsoft
5 596 (18.87%) Windows
6 532 (16.84%) ITIL
7 480 (15.19%) Java
8 468 (14.81%) Linux
9 460 (14.56%) C
10 405 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
11 374 (11.84%) Degree
12 371 (11.74%) Software Engineering
12 371 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
13 370 (11.71%) C#
14 348 (11.02%) SQL
15 339 (10.73%) Finance
16 328 (10.38%) C++
17 327 (10.35%) DevOps
18 324 (10.26%) Python
19 310 (9.81%) JavaScript
20 299 (9.47%) Active Directory
21 289 (9.15%) Firewall
22 286 (9.05%) VMware
22 286 (9.05%) Cisco
23 285 (9.02%) Project Management
24 271 (8.58%) Cybersecurity
25 265 (8.39%) SQL Server
26 264 (8.36%) Microsoft Azure
27 251 (7.95%) Scrum
28 242 (7.66%) TDD

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
1 136 (4.31%) SharePoint
2 91 (2.88%) MS Exchange
3 70 (2.22%) Apache
4 57 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
5 44 (1.39%) IIS
6 42 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 41 (1.30%) Confluence
8 40 (1.27%) Tomcat
9 37 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
10 34 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
11 33 (1.04%) Skype for Business
12 30 (0.95%) Apache Spark
13 27 (0.85%) JBoss
14 17 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 15 (0.47%) WebSphere
16 13 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
17 12 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
18 10 (0.32%) Jetty
18 10 (0.32%) MS Project Server
18 10 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 172 (5.44%) Microsoft Office
2 103 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 76 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
4 65 (2.06%) MS Visio
5 61 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.22%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.095%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.095%) Windchill
9 2 (0.063%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.032%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.032%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.032%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.032%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.032%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.032%) Simulink
10 1 (0.032%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 64 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.28%) SAP HR
4 7 (0.22%) SAP BPC
4 7 (0.22%) SAP CO
4 7 (0.22%) SAP FI
4 7 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (0.22%) SAP Payroll
5 6 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.16%) SAP PS
6 5 (0.16%) SAP PSCD
7 4 (0.13%) Primavera
8 3 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.095%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.095%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.095%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.063%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.063%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 264 (8.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 240 (7.60%) Amazon AWS
3 113 (3.58%) Office 365
4 46 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
5 37 (1.17%) GitHub
6 31 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
7 30 (0.95%) G Suite
8 28 (0.89%) SaaS
9 23 (0.73%) PaaS
10 19 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
11 15 (0.47%) IaaS
12 14 (0.44%) Amazon S3
12 14 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
12 14 (0.44%) Serverless
13 11 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (0.32%) AWS Fargate
14 10 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
15 9 (0.28%) npm
16 6 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 289 (9.15%) Firewall
2 140 (4.43%) LAN
3 134 (4.24%) Network Security
4 110 (3.48%) WAN
5 109 (3.45%) TCP/IP
6 92 (2.91%) Wireless
7 91 (2.88%) DNS
8 83 (2.63%) VPN
9 78 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
10 67 (2.12%) Cisco Nexus
11 61 (1.93%) Internet
12 55 (1.74%) DHCP
13 54 (1.71%) BGP
13 54 (1.71%) VoIP
14 48 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
15 46 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
16 45 (1.42%) Wireshark
17 44 (1.39%) VLAN
18 42 (1.33%) OSPF
19 35 (1.11%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (8.39%) SQL Server
2 97 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
3 93 (2.94%) Big Data
4 77 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 67 (2.12%) MongoDB
6 61 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 57 (1.80%) Hadoop
8 52 (1.65%) RDBMS
9 51 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 44 (1.39%) Power BI
11 42 (1.33%) GIS
12 39 (1.23%) MySQL
13 38 (1.20%) Oracle Database
14 34 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
15 32 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
16 30 (0.95%) Neo4j
17 29 (0.92%) NoSQL
18 26 (0.82%) Geospatial Data
19 21 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
19 21 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 229 (7.25%) JIRA
2 154 (4.87%) Jenkins
3 141 (4.46%) Git (software)
4 137 (4.34%) Selenium
5 85 (2.69%) Cucumber
6 81 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 66 (2.09%) JMeter
8 59 (1.87%) Subversion
9 52 (1.65%) Maven
10 49 (1.55%) LoadRunner
11 46 (1.46%) Visual Studio
12 45 (1.42%) GitLab
12 45 (1.42%) JUnit
13 44 (1.39%) SoapUI
14 37 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 35 (1.11%) Bitbucket
15 35 (1.11%) Eclipse
16 34 (1.08%) WebDriver
17 33 (1.04%) Rational DOORS
18 31 (0.98%) MSI
General
1 339 (10.73%) Finance
2 153 (4.84%) Military
3 136 (4.31%) Telecoms
4 90 (2.85%) Marketing
5 89 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 87 (2.75%) Electronics
7 84 (2.66%) Legal
8 83 (2.63%) Retail
9 79 (2.50%) Aerospace
10 65 (2.06%) Law
11 32 (1.01%) Financial Institution
12 29 (0.92%) Advertising
12 29 (0.92%) Banking
13 21 (0.66%) Local Government
14 19 (0.60%) Billing
15 11 (0.35%) Back Office
16 10 (0.32%) Games
17 8 (0.25%) Automotive
18 5 (0.16%) Avionics
19 4 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 485 (15.35%) Developer
2 395 (12.50%) Analyst
3 367 (11.62%) Architect
4 228 (7.22%) Consultant
5 191 (6.05%) Software Engineer
6 171 (5.41%) Network Engineer
7 148 (4.69%) Project Manager
8 113 (3.58%) Java Developer
9 102 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
10 101 (3.20%) Support Engineer
11 91 (2.88%) Tester
12 82 (2.60%) Service Analyst
13 79 (2.50%) .NET Developer
14 77 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 77 (2.44%) Service Desk Analyst
15 74 (2.34%) Systems Engineer
16 72 (2.28%) DevOps Engineer
17 70 (2.22%) C# Developer
17 70 (2.22%) C++ Software Engineer
18 68 (2.15%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (6.74%) .NET
2 178 (5.63%) HTML
3 151 (4.78%) AngularJS
4 146 (4.62%) CSS
5 127 (4.02%) Spring
6 114 (3.61%) Web Services
7 99 (3.13%) XML
8 97 (3.07%) ASP.NET
9 91 (2.88%) JSON
10 81 (2.56%) Node.js
11 76 (2.41%) React
12 73 (2.31%) .NET Framework
13 64 (2.03%) REST
14 56 (1.77%) SOAP
15 53 (1.68%) Hibernate
16 50 (1.58%) Vue.js
17 49 (1.55%) HTML5
18 45 (1.42%) Middleware
19 44 (1.39%) RESTful
20 43 (1.36%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 371 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 138 (4.37%) Self-Motivation
4 119 (3.77%) Data Centre
5 55 (1.74%) PKI
6 47 (1.49%) Driving Licence
6 47 (1.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 47 (1.49%) User Experience
7 42 (1.33%) Algorithms
8 36 (1.14%) VHDL
9 35 (1.11%) Reference Data
10 31 (0.98%) Public Cloud
11 30 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
12 29 (0.92%) Clustering
12 29 (0.92%) EMC VNX
12 29 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
13 28 (0.89%) Virtual Team
14 25 (0.79%) Fintech
15 24 (0.76%) PMI
15 24 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 596 (18.87%) Windows
2 468 (14.81%) Linux
3 166 (5.25%) Windows Server
4 119 (3.77%) Windows 7
5 112 (3.55%) Unix
6 98 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 95 (3.01%) Windows 10
8 81 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 63 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 43 (1.36%) Android
11 38 (1.20%) Apple iOS
12 33 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
13 29 (0.92%) CentOS
14 26 (0.82%) Windows XP
15 24 (0.76%) Windows 8
16 22 (0.70%) Windows 2000
17 17 (0.54%) Solaris
17 17 (0.54%) SUSE
18 13 (0.41%) VMS
19 12 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,006 (31.85%) Agile Software Development
2 532 (16.84%) ITIL
3 405 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
4 371 (11.74%) Software Engineering
5 327 (10.35%) DevOps
6 285 (9.02%) Project Management
7 271 (8.58%) Cybersecurity
8 251 (7.95%) Scrum
9 242 (7.66%) TDD
10 227 (7.19%) Test Automation
11 218 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 217 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
13 203 (6.43%) Service Delivery
14 201 (6.36%) Analytics
15 195 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
16 185 (5.86%) Mentoring
17 181 (5.73%) SDLC
18 180 (5.70%) Information Security
19 175 (5.54%) Open Source
20 168 (5.32%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 480 (15.19%) Java
2 460 (14.56%) C
3 370 (11.71%) C#
4 348 (11.02%) SQL
5 328 (10.38%) C++
6 324 (10.26%) Python
7 310 (9.81%) JavaScript
8 123 (3.89%) PowerShell
9 76 (2.41%) Bash Shell
10 74 (2.34%) Ruby
11 64 (2.03%) PL/SQL
12 56 (1.77%) T-SQL
13 54 (1.71%) Java 8
14 45 (1.42%) Go
15 33 (1.04%) Embedded C
16 32 (1.01%) ABAP
17 28 (0.89%) ANSI SQL
18 25 (0.79%) Embedded C++
19 23 (0.73%) Shell Script
20 22 (0.70%) Ada
Qualifications
1 3,159 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 610 (19.31%) DV Cleared
3 374 (11.84%) Degree
4 170 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
5 135 (4.27%) CISSP
6 113 (3.58%) CCNP
7 87 (2.75%) CCNA
8 82 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 74 (2.34%) CISM
10 66 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
11 62 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
12 54 (1.71%) CESG Certified Professional
13 50 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
14 49 (1.55%) ISEB
15 48 (1.52%) CEH
16 43 (1.36%) ISTQB
17 41 (1.30%) MCSE
18 39 (1.23%) CREST Certified
19 35 (1.11%) PMI Certification
20 33 (1.04%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (5.25%) SLA
2 141 (4.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 95 (3.01%) GDPR
4 88 (2.79%) QA
5 67 (2.12%) Data Quality
6 61 (1.93%) PCI DSS
7 48 (1.52%) PMO
8 33 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
9 23 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 23 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 16 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 15 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 15 (0.47%) RMADS
12 14 (0.44%) IEC 61508
13 11 (0.35%) DO-254
14 10 (0.32%) GPG13
14 10 (0.32%) JSP 440
15 9 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 7 (0.22%) DO-178B
17 6 (0.19%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 299 (9.47%) Active Directory
2 200 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 126 (3.99%) Docker
4 70 (2.22%) Hyper-V
5 62 (1.96%) vSphere
6 41 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
7 33 (1.04%) VMware NSX
8 31 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
9 22 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
9 22 (0.70%) VirtualBox
10 21 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
11 18 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 17 (0.54%) Firmware
12 17 (0.54%) XenDesktop
13 16 (0.51%) XenApp
14 12 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
15 9 (0.28%) XenServer
16 8 (0.25%) vCloud
17 7 (0.22%) Postfix
18 6 (0.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 123 (3.89%) Ansible
2 106 (3.36%) SCCM
3 93 (2.94%) Puppet
4 76 (2.41%) Kubernetes
5 75 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
6 53 (1.68%) Terraform
7 42 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
8 35 (1.11%) SCOM
9 27 (0.85%) Nagios
10 22 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
10 22 (0.70%) vRealize
11 19 (0.60%) WSUS
12 18 (0.57%) Nessus
13 16 (0.51%) HP ALM
13 16 (0.51%) Salt
14 12 (0.38%) Opsview
15 11 (0.35%) Cisco LMS
15 11 (0.35%) Data Guard
16 9 (0.28%) ArcSight ESM
17 8 (0.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 601 (19.03%) Microsoft
2 286 (9.05%) Cisco
2 286 (9.05%) VMware
3 223 (7.06%) Oracle
4 129 (4.08%) SAP
5 117 (3.70%) Juniper
6 116 (3.67%) HP
7 100 (3.17%) F5
8 98 (3.10%) CheckPoint
9 71 (2.25%) Red Hat
10 64 (2.03%) Google
11 61 (1.93%) Citrix
12 45 (1.42%) EMC
13 42 (1.33%) Palo Alto
14 41 (1.30%) Dell
15 38 (1.20%) Atlassian
15 38 (1.20%) Fortinet
15 38 (1.20%) Meraki
15 38 (1.20%) SolarWinds
16 34 (1.08%) Veeam