Period
to 18 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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 165 176
Rank change year-on-year -41 +11 -29
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2971 3956 4198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 2.06% 1.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.02% 7.83% 7.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2134 2856 3420
UK median annual salary £45,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.21% - -5.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £29,700
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11% -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 42351 50528 59666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.25% 26.36% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32535 40628 47615
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 £73,750
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 18 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 18 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 -36 2761 £45,500 -4.21% 227
UK excluding London -26 2341 £45,000 +1.12% 163
South East -3 945 £45,000 -5.26% 50
South West -8 670 £44,000 +3.53% 28
London -43 510 £57,500 -4.17% 82
Midlands -31 290 £52,500 +17.35% 21
North of England -75 227 £41,500 -7.24% 27
West Midlands -34 199 £52,500 +8.25% 12
North West -75 134 £42,500 -5.56% 11
East of England -62 126 £47,500 +11.76% 19
East Midlands +25 91 £54,000 +35.00% 9
Yorkshire -15 68 £54,000 +20.00% 7
Wales +29 54 £33,934 -15.17% 11
Scotland -34 45 £43,000 +14.67% 7
North East -6 28 £39,131 -7.98% 9
Northern Ireland -31 5 £42,500 +21.43%

For the 6 months to 18 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 2971 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 672 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
3 664 (22.35%) ITIL
4 626 (21.07%) Windows
5 614 (20.67%) Microsoft
6 573 (19.29%) DV Cleared
7 461 (15.52%) Degree
8 432 (14.54%) Linux
9 416 (14.00%) Java
10 415 (13.97%) C
11 364 (12.25%) VMware
12 339 (11.41%) SQL
13 337 (11.34%) Cisco
14 323 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
15 311 (10.47%) Active Directory
16 309 (10.40%) Cybersecurity
17 306 (10.30%) Firewall
18 288 (9.69%) Cisco Certification
19 277 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
20 276 (9.29%) Finance
21 275 (9.26%) Software Engineering
22 271 (9.12%) C#
23 266 (8.95%) Project Management
24 260 (8.75%) .NET
25 257 (8.65%) Information Security
26 250 (8.41%) SQL Server
27 245 (8.25%) Management Information System
28 240 (8.08%) Oracle
29 238 (8.01%) Service Management
30 228 (7.67%) 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 (5.82%) SharePoint
2 80 (2.69%) IIS
3 76 (2.56%) Apache
3 76 (2.56%) MS Exchange
4 55 (1.85%) Tomcat
5 48 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
6 44 (1.48%) JBoss
6 44 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
7 40 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
7 40 (1.35%) Skype for Business
8 32 (1.08%) Apache Spark
9 31 (1.04%) OpenStack
9 31 (1.04%) WebLogic
10 29 (0.98%) CMS
11 19 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
11 19 (0.64%) SAS
12 18 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
12 18 (0.61%) WebSphere
13 15 (0.50%) Apache Solr
14 13 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 183 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (2.09%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
4 19 (0.64%) InfoPath
4 19 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
5 17 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 17 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 13 (0.44%) SPSS
8 12 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
9 9 (0.30%) Simulink
10 5 (0.17%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.10%) Camtasia
11 3 (0.10%) Mathcad
12 2 (0.067%) GIMP
12 2 (0.067%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.034%) Blender
13 1 (0.034%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 46 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 30 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 29 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
4 22 (0.74%) SAP FI
5 19 (0.64%) Teamcenter
6 17 (0.57%) SAP CO
6 17 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
7 16 (0.54%) assyst
8 12 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
9 11 (0.37%) Maximo
10 8 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 8 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
10 8 (0.27%) SAP GTS
11 7 (0.24%) Primavera
11 7 (0.24%) SAP BPC
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
1 146 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
2 142 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (2.93%) Office 365
4 46 (1.55%) SaaS
5 44 (1.48%) PaaS
6 38 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
7 35 (1.18%) IaaS
8 24 (0.81%) OpenShift
9 23 (0.77%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (0.30%) GitHub
13 8 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
14 7 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 6 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.20%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 6 (0.20%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 306 (10.30%) Firewall
2 204 (6.87%) LAN
3 202 (6.80%) TCP/IP
4 196 (6.60%) WAN
5 185 (6.23%) DNS
6 133 (4.48%) Network Security
7 118 (3.97%) DHCP
8 110 (3.70%) BGP
9 105 (3.53%) Internet
10 104 (3.50%) VPN
11 101 (3.40%) Wireless
12 90 (3.03%) HTTP
13 88 (2.96%) OSPF
14 80 (2.69%) Cisco ASA
15 77 (2.59%) Cisco Nexus
16 69 (2.32%) Wireshark
17 68 (2.29%) FTP
18 64 (2.15%) SAN
19 63 (2.12%) SMTP
20 62 (2.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 250 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 121 (4.07%) Big Data
3 115 (3.87%) Hadoop
4 75 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
5 62 (2.09%) NoSQL
6 60 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
7 56 (1.88%) Relational Database
8 47 (1.58%) Oracle Database
9 43 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
10 42 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 41 (1.38%) MongoDB
12 38 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 35 (1.18%) QlikView
14 33 (1.11%) MySQL
14 33 (1.11%) RDBMS
15 29 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
15 29 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
15 29 (0.98%) Power BI
15 29 (0.98%) SAP BW
16 24 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 94 (3.16%) Jenkins
2 90 (3.03%) JIRA
2 90 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 74 (2.49%) Git (software)
3 74 (2.49%) Visual Studio
4 55 (1.85%) Rational DOORS
5 54 (1.82%) Selenium
6 31 (1.04%) JUnit
7 29 (0.98%) Subversion
8 26 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 24 (0.81%) Cucumber
9 24 (0.81%) Maven
9 24 (0.81%) Metasploit
10 19 (0.64%) SoapUI
11 18 (0.61%) Rational Rhapsody
12 17 (0.57%) Eclipse
12 17 (0.57%) JMeter
12 17 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
13 16 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 16 (0.54%) JBehave
General
1 276 (9.29%) Finance
2 137 (4.61%) Military
3 98 (3.30%) Manufacturing
4 94 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 65 (2.19%) Legal
6 63 (2.12%) Law
7 57 (1.92%) Marketing
8 53 (1.78%) Aerospace
9 43 (1.45%) Electronics
10 27 (0.91%) Billing
11 25 (0.84%) Games
12 17 (0.57%) Multimedia
12 17 (0.57%) Retail
13 16 (0.54%) Publishing
14 14 (0.47%) Automotive
15 13 (0.44%) Back Office
16 11 (0.37%) Vietnamese Language
17 8 (0.27%) Advertising
18 4 (0.13%) French Language
19 3 (0.10%) Banking
Job Titles
1 470 (15.82%) Analyst
2 398 (13.40%) Developer
3 321 (10.80%) Consultant
4 290 (9.76%) Architect
5 186 (6.26%) Network Engineer
6 136 (4.58%) Support Engineer
7 118 (3.97%) Software Engineer
8 110 (3.70%) Java Developer
9 94 (3.16%) Security Engineer
9 94 (3.16%) Systems Engineer
10 92 (3.10%) Project Manager
11 90 (3.03%) Service Analyst
12 84 (2.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 83 (2.79%) Security Consultant
14 82 (2.76%) .NET Developer
15 78 (2.63%) Applications Support
16 72 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
16 72 (2.42%) Support Analyst
17 66 (2.22%) Business Analyst
18 65 (2.19%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (8.75%) .NET
2 175 (5.89%) HTML
3 164 (5.52%) Web Services
4 121 (4.07%) CSS
5 93 (3.13%) XML
6 92 (3.10%) HTML5
7 76 (2.56%) ASP.NET
8 75 (2.52%) Spring
9 74 (2.49%) REST
10 73 (2.46%) AngularJS
11 69 (2.32%) jQuery
12 62 (2.09%) .NET Framework
13 60 (2.02%) J2EE
14 56 (1.88%) SOAP
15 52 (1.75%) Middleware
16 48 (1.62%) Entity Framework
17 39 (1.31%) Node.js
18 37 (1.25%) WCF
19 36 (1.21%) ASP.NET Web API
20 34 (1.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 323 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 245 (8.25%) Management Information System
3 145 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 143 (4.81%) Computer Science
5 93 (3.13%) CESG
6 85 (2.86%) Driving Licence
7 80 (2.69%) PKI
8 68 (2.29%) Public Cloud
9 58 (1.95%) Security Operations Centre
10 50 (1.68%) User Experience
11 48 (1.62%) Cyberthreat
12 41 (1.38%) Algorithms
13 38 (1.28%) Cyber Attack
14 31 (1.04%) Mobile App
15 29 (0.98%) Virtual Team
16 25 (0.84%) Cloud Native
16 25 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
17 23 (0.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 23 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
18 22 (0.74%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 626 (21.07%) Windows
2 432 (14.54%) Linux
3 206 (6.93%) Unix
4 142 (4.78%) Windows Server
5 112 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 105 (3.53%) Windows 7
7 88 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 85 (2.86%) Windows 10
9 83 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 60 (2.02%) CentOS
11 41 (1.38%) Apple iOS
12 29 (0.98%) Windows XP
13 25 (0.84%) Android
14 19 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
15 18 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (0.57%) Solaris
17 14 (0.47%) AIX
17 14 (0.47%) Ubuntu
18 11 (0.37%) Windows 8
19 9 (0.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 672 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
2 664 (22.35%) ITIL
3 309 (10.40%) Cybersecurity
4 275 (9.26%) Software Engineering
5 266 (8.95%) Project Management
6 257 (8.65%) Information Security
7 238 (8.01%) Service Management
8 190 (6.40%) Scrum
8 190 (6.40%) Service Delivery
9 185 (6.23%) Open Source
10 184 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 180 (6.06%) Analytics
12 170 (5.72%) DevOps
13 169 (5.69%) Mentoring
14 168 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
15 163 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
16 150 (5.05%) UML
17 149 (5.02%) SDLC
17 149 (5.02%) Test Automation
18 148 (4.98%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 416 (14.00%) Java
2 415 (13.97%) C
3 339 (11.41%) SQL
4 271 (9.12%) C#
5 228 (7.67%) Python
6 207 (6.97%) JavaScript
7 166 (5.59%) C++
8 116 (3.90%) PowerShell
9 76 (2.56%) Shell Script
10 75 (2.52%) Bash Shell
11 58 (1.95%) Ruby
12 56 (1.88%) PL/SQL
12 56 (1.88%) Scala
13 43 (1.45%) VB
14 40 (1.35%) Perl
15 37 (1.25%) PHP
16 31 (1.04%) Ada
16 31 (1.04%) VBScript
17 30 (1.01%) MATLAB
18 27 (0.91%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2971 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 573 (19.29%) DV Cleared
3 461 (15.52%) Degree
4 288 (9.69%) Cisco Certification
5 207 (6.97%) CISSP
6 174 (5.86%) CCNP
7 144 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 135 (4.54%) CCNA
9 96 (3.23%) CESG Certified Professional
10 77 (2.59%) CREST Certified
11 74 (2.49%) CISM
12 61 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
13 60 (2.02%) MCP
14 55 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 50 (1.68%) MCSE
15 50 (1.68%) SANS
16 48 (1.62%) CCIE
16 48 (1.62%) GCIH
17 45 (1.51%) CEH
17 45 (1.51%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (6.02%) SLA
2 133 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (1.72%) PMO
4 41 (1.38%) QA
5 39 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials
6 37 (1.25%) GDPR
7 33 (1.11%) PCI DSS
8 32 (1.08%) ISO 9001
9 28 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 28 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 26 (0.88%) Data Quality
11 24 (0.81%) JSP 440
11 24 (0.81%) RMADS
12 15 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 13 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 13 (0.44%) Def Stans
14 11 (0.37%) COBIT
14 11 (0.37%) DO-254
15 9 (0.30%) DO-178B
15 9 (0.30%) MISRA
System Software
1 311 (10.47%) Active Directory
2 277 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (2.56%) vSphere
4 73 (2.46%) Docker
5 70 (2.36%) Hyper-V
6 37 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
7 34 (1.14%) Snort
8 19 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (0.54%) VMware NSX
10 13 (0.44%) Firmware
11 11 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.34%) Apache Flume
12 10 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
13 9 (0.30%) Dovecot
13 9 (0.30%) KVM
14 8 (0.27%) vCloud
14 8 (0.27%) VMware Server
15 6 (0.20%) NFS
15 6 (0.20%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.17%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 107 (3.60%) Puppet
2 88 (2.96%) Ansible
3 62 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (1.75%) SCCM
5 38 (1.28%) Nagios
6 35 (1.18%) Terraform
7 26 (0.88%) Cisco LMS
7 26 (0.88%) Opsview
8 25 (0.84%) Nessus
9 22 (0.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 22 (0.74%) Kubernetes
10 21 (0.71%) SCOM
11 18 (0.61%) vCenter Server
12 17 (0.57%) QRadar
13 15 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
14 14 (0.47%) Control-M
15 12 (0.40%) Grafana
15 12 (0.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 12 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 12 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 614 (20.67%) Microsoft
2 364 (12.25%) VMware
3 337 (11.34%) Cisco
4 240 (8.08%) Oracle
5 169 (5.69%) Juniper
6 122 (4.11%) HP
7 96 (3.23%) Red Hat
8 94 (3.16%) SAP
9 78 (2.63%) Citrix
9 78 (2.63%) F5
9 78 (2.63%) IBM
10 69 (2.32%) CheckPoint
11 68 (2.29%) Remedy
12 57 (1.92%) Palo Alto
13 43 (1.45%) Dell
14 40 (1.35%) Splunk
15 35 (1.18%) McAfee
16 34 (1.14%) Xerox
17 33 (1.11%) Sun
18 32 (1.08%) Adobe