Period
to 22 September 2020

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 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 90 174 209
Rank change year-on-year +84 +35 +12
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 1,691 2,835 2,795
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.40% 2.04% 1.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.40% 8.69% 7.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,097 1,998 1,941
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £33,075 £32,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +5.56%

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 10,980 32,638 39,331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.05% 23.46% 23.62%
Number of salaries quoted 8,051 23,687 29,196
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%

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 22 September 2020.

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 September 2020. 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 +82 1,610 £57,000 +3.64% 451
UK excluding London +58 1,205 £50,000 -4.76% 348
South East +51 476 £50,000 -13.04% 88
London +149 436 £65,000 +13.04% 131
South West +17 313 £60,000 +14.29% 93
Midlands +78 185 £57,000 +14.00% 61
North of England +183 145 £41,250 -8.33% 17
Work from Home +47 129 £55,000 -15.38% 39
West Midlands +36 126 £57,500 +9.52% 50
North West +131 110 £32,000 -30.43% 12
East Midlands +114 66 £45,000 +5.88% 11
East of England +14 58 £52,500 +26.51% 52
Yorkshire +127 32 £62,500 +66.67% 3
Scotland +118 29 £46,000 +2.22% 23
Wales +44 20 £45,000 +5.88% 12
North East +22 3 £45,000 +28.57% 2

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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 1,691 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 679 (40.15%) Agile Software Development
3 338 (19.99%) Java
4 295 (17.45%) DV Cleared
5 283 (16.74%) AWS
6 275 (16.26%) DevOps
7 265 (15.67%) Microsoft
8 254 (15.02%) Windows
9 245 (14.49%) Linux
10 215 (12.71%) SQL
10 215 (12.71%) Public Sector
11 200 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
11 200 (11.83%) VMware
12 193 (11.41%) Python
13 191 (11.30%) Cybersecurity
14 186 (11.00%) Spring
15 185 (10.94%) ITIL
16 173 (10.23%) Azure
17 165 (9.76%) TDD
18 164 (9.70%) JavaScript
19 162 (9.58%) Scrum
20 153 (9.05%) Active Directory
20 153 (9.05%) Terraform
21 147 (8.69%) Continuous Integration
22 142 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
23 131 (7.75%) Test Automation
24 130 (7.69%) Cisco
25 129 (7.63%) Jenkins
26 128 (7.57%) Migration
26 128 (7.57%) Degree

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 66 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
2 62 (3.67%) Confluence
3 56 (3.31%) Apache
4 54 (3.19%) Apache Spark
5 51 (3.02%) SharePoint
6 27 (1.60%) MS Exchange
7 21 (1.24%) Tomcat
8 17 (1.01%) Skype for Business
9 15 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (0.89%) JBoss
10 14 (0.83%) IIS
11 12 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.47%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.41%) GlassFish
14 7 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 47 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.65%) Simulink
4 9 (0.53%) InVision
4 9 (0.53%) Sketch
5 6 (0.35%) Windchill
6 5 (0.30%) Adobe XD
6 5 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (0.30%) UXPin
7 4 (0.24%) Figma
7 4 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.18%) Stateflow
9 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.059%) Mathcad
10 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.059%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.059%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (0.71%) SAP HR
1 12 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (0.65%) SAP PSCD
3 9 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.53%) Maximo
3 9 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.41%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 6 (0.35%) SAP PM
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.30%) Sentinel
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.24%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.24%) SAP MDG
7 4 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 4 (0.24%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 283 (16.74%) AWS
2 173 (10.23%) Azure
3 86 (5.09%) GitHub
4 70 (4.14%) Office 365
5 62 (3.67%) GCP
6 49 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
7 47 (2.78%) Stackdriver
8 45 (2.66%) SaaS
9 34 (2.01%) PaaS
10 31 (1.83%) IaaS
11 30 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
12 25 (1.48%) Serverless
13 22 (1.30%) Amazon S3
14 20 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 19 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
16 18 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
16 18 (1.06%) Power Platform
17 17 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
18 12 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
19 11 (0.65%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 122 (7.21%) Firewall
2 58 (3.43%) Internet
3 57 (3.37%) TCP/IP
3 57 (3.37%) WAN
4 55 (3.25%) DNS
5 51 (3.02%) LAN
6 47 (2.78%) Network Security
7 40 (2.37%) VPN
8 39 (2.31%) DHCP
9 38 (2.25%) Skype
10 35 (2.07%) OSPF
11 29 (1.71%) BGP
12 23 (1.36%) Intrusion Detection
13 22 (1.30%) HTTP
13 22 (1.30%) VLAN
14 19 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (1.12%) SAN
15 16 (0.95%) Remote Desktop
16 14 (0.83%) Wireless
17 13 (0.77%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (6.27%) PostgreSQL
2 105 (6.21%) SQL Server
3 76 (4.49%) NoSQL
4 66 (3.90%) Big Data
5 36 (2.13%) MongoDB
6 32 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (0.95%) Hadoop
8 14 (0.83%) Power BI
9 13 (0.77%) MySQL
10 12 (0.71%) Relational Database
11 11 (0.65%) HBase
11 11 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (0.53%) GIS
13 9 (0.53%) Oracle Database
13 9 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (0.47%) SQL Server 2017
15 7 (0.41%) Amazon Aurora
15 7 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 129 (7.63%) Jenkins
2 117 (6.92%) JIRA
3 108 (6.39%) Git (software)
4 78 (4.61%) JUnit
5 70 (4.14%) Mockito
6 52 (3.08%) Maven
7 51 (3.02%) Gradle
8 48 (2.84%) Selenium
9 46 (2.72%) GitLab
10 38 (2.25%) Cucumber
11 29 (1.71%) DbUnit
11 29 (1.71%) jMock
12 28 (1.66%) SonarQube
13 21 (1.24%) Eclipse
14 20 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
14 20 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
15 19 (1.12%) TeamCity
16 18 (1.06%) Hudson
16 18 (1.06%) Subversion
16 18 (1.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 215 (12.71%) Public Sector
2 115 (6.80%) Law
3 107 (6.33%) Finance
4 79 (4.67%) Back Office
5 62 (3.67%) Military
6 56 (3.31%) Aerospace
7 54 (3.19%) Legal
8 34 (2.01%) Police
9 32 (1.89%) Telecoms
10 28 (1.66%) Electronics
11 19 (1.12%) Manufacturing
12 16 (0.95%) Retail
13 14 (0.83%) Local Government
13 14 (0.83%) Marketing
14 13 (0.77%) Advertising
15 7 (0.41%) Banking
16 5 (0.30%) Automotive
16 5 (0.30%) Avionics
16 5 (0.30%) Games
17 3 (0.18%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 378 (22.35%) Developer
2 165 (9.76%) Java Developer
3 163 (9.64%) Architect
4 146 (8.63%) Analyst
5 83 (4.91%) Consultant
6 74 (4.38%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 72 (4.26%) Network Engineer
7 72 (4.26%) Senior Developer
8 69 (4.08%) DevOps Engineer
9 67 (3.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 62 (3.67%) Support Engineer
11 46 (2.72%) Business Analyst
12 42 (2.48%) Software Engineer
13 38 (2.25%) Digital Developer
14 36 (2.13%) Software Developer
15 35 (2.07%) AWS Engineer
16 33 (1.95%) Junior
17 30 (1.77%) Security Analyst
17 30 (1.77%) Solutions Architect
18 28 (1.66%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (11.00%) Spring
2 104 (6.15%) RESTful
3 102 (6.03%) REST
4 88 (5.20%) Spring Integration
5 84 (4.97%) Node.js
6 81 (4.79%) Web Services
7 76 (4.49%) AngularJS
8 69 (4.08%) Apache Camel
9 67 (3.96%) .NET
10 58 (3.43%) React
11 57 (3.37%) RabbitMQ
12 56 (3.31%) HTML
13 54 (3.19%) SOAP
14 52 (3.08%) CSS
15 50 (2.96%) Spring Boot
16 44 (2.60%) .NET Framework
17 41 (2.42%) XML
18 38 (2.25%) Hibernate
19 37 (2.19%) JMS
20 36 (2.13%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 120 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (5.09%) Data Centre
3 79 (4.67%) Cybercrime
4 70 (4.14%) Management Information System
5 56 (3.31%) Cyberthreat
6 36 (2.13%) Public Cloud
6 36 (2.13%) User Experience
7 35 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
8 31 (1.83%) PKI
9 26 (1.54%) Security Operations Centre
10 25 (1.48%) CMDB
10 25 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
11 17 (1.01%) Cyberattack
11 17 (1.01%) Driving Licence
11 17 (1.01%) Internet of Things
12 16 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
13 13 (0.77%) NHS
13 13 (0.77%) Private Cloud
14 12 (0.71%) Clustering
14 12 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 254 (15.02%) Windows
2 245 (14.49%) Linux
3 107 (6.33%) Windows Server
4 56 (3.31%) Windows 10
5 46 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (2.13%) Windows 7
7 33 (1.95%) Windows Server 2016
8 26 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (1.42%) Unix
10 23 (1.36%) Mac OS
10 23 (1.36%) Ubuntu
11 18 (1.06%) Windows Server 2019
12 17 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (0.95%) Windows XP
14 15 (0.89%) CentOS
15 14 (0.83%) Debian
16 9 (0.53%) VMS
17 6 (0.35%) Android
18 5 (0.30%) Apple iOS
18 5 (0.30%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (40.15%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (16.26%) DevOps
3 200 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
4 191 (11.30%) Cybersecurity
5 185 (10.94%) ITIL
6 165 (9.76%) TDD
7 162 (9.58%) Scrum
8 147 (8.69%) Continuous Integration
9 131 (7.75%) Test Automation
10 128 (7.57%) Migration
11 119 (7.04%) Microservices
12 114 (6.74%) Service Management
13 110 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
14 104 (6.15%) Open Source
15 101 (5.97%) Software Engineering
16 99 (5.85%) Information Security
17 88 (5.20%) Project Management
18 84 (4.97%) ITSM
19 79 (4.67%) MVC
20 76 (4.49%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 338 (19.99%) Java
2 215 (12.71%) SQL
3 193 (11.41%) Python
4 164 (9.70%) JavaScript
5 95 (5.62%) C#
6 79 (4.67%) Java 8
7 76 (4.49%) PowerShell
8 56 (3.31%) Bash Shell
8 56 (3.31%) C
8 56 (3.31%) C++
9 33 (1.95%) Shell Script
10 29 (1.71%) Scala
11 25 (1.48%) ABAP
11 25 (1.48%) PL/SQL
12 17 (1.01%) Ruby
13 16 (0.95%) MATLAB
14 12 (0.71%) R
15 9 (0.53%) Perl
15 9 (0.53%) TypeScript
16 6 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,691 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 295 (17.45%) DV Cleared
3 128 (7.57%) Degree
4 105 (6.21%) Cisco Certification
5 73 (4.32%) CCNA
6 68 (4.02%) CISSP
7 53 (3.13%) CCNP
8 49 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 40 (2.37%) CISM
10 39 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
11 31 (1.83%) MCSE
12 29 (1.71%) CESG Certified Professional
13 26 (1.54%) MCSA
14 20 (1.18%) AWS Certification
15 19 (1.12%) MCP
16 18 (1.06%) CREST Certified
17 17 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
18 16 (0.95%) CRISC
18 16 (0.95%) CTC Cleared
18 16 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (4.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 74 (4.38%) SLA
3 50 (2.96%) QA
4 26 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
5 23 (1.36%) Data Quality
6 19 (1.12%) JSP 440
6 19 (1.12%) NCSC
7 18 (1.06%) RMADS
8 17 (1.01%) NIST
8 17 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 15 (0.89%) ISO 9001
9 15 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 14 (0.83%) GDPR
11 12 (0.71%) PMO
12 11 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 11 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 9 (0.53%) PCI DSS
14 8 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 6 (0.35%) ISO 31000
16 5 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 153 (9.05%) Active Directory
2 142 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (5.80%) Docker
4 48 (2.84%) Hyper-V
5 47 (2.78%) vSphere
6 32 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (1.54%) VMware NSX
8 13 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (0.65%) NFS
11 9 (0.53%) Firmware
11 9 (0.53%) NDS
11 9 (0.53%) Postfix
12 8 (0.47%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 7 (0.41%) KVM
13 7 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.24%) Snort
14 4 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 3 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 153 (9.05%) Terraform
2 100 (5.91%) Kubernetes
3 82 (4.85%) Ansible
4 68 (4.02%) Grafana
5 66 (3.90%) SCCM
6 42 (2.48%) Puppet
6 42 (2.48%) SCOM
7 29 (1.71%) WSUS
8 22 (1.30%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 16 (0.95%) Packer
10 14 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (0.65%) vCenter Server
12 10 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
12 10 (0.59%) ZABBIX
13 9 (0.53%) Computer Incident Response Team
13 9 (0.53%) Nessus
13 9 (0.53%) Tivoli
14 8 (0.47%) QRadar
15 7 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
15 7 (0.41%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 265 (15.67%) Microsoft
2 200 (11.83%) VMware
3 130 (7.69%) Cisco
4 120 (7.10%) Oracle
5 109 (6.45%) Splunk
6 67 (3.96%) Google
7 64 (3.78%) SAP
8 63 (3.73%) ServiceNow
9 54 (3.19%) Juniper
10 34 (2.01%) Dell
10 34 (2.01%) SolarWinds
11 31 (1.83%) LogRhythm
12 27 (1.60%) NetIQ
13 26 (1.54%) Palo Alto
14 25 (1.48%) HP
15 24 (1.42%) IBM
16 22 (1.30%) Atlassian
17 18 (1.06%) ForgeRock
18 17 (1.01%) F5
19 16 (0.95%) Veeam