Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 98 178 192
Rank change year-on-year +80 +14 +31
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 1,755 2,589 2,961
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.21% 1.93% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.52% 8.56% 7.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,353 2,001 1,953
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +7.84% +7.37%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,589 £28,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +11.11%

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 11,308 30,240 38,361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.69% 22.57% 23.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8,623 22,361 28,325
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 24 November 2020.

Salary histogram for SC Cleared in the UK

SC Cleared
Top 17 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 24 November 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 1,656 £57,500 +6.48% 589
UK excluding London +44 1,172 £54,000 +2.86% 449
London +160 509 £62,500 +10.28% 182
South East +51 441 £55,000 -8.33% 132
South West +20 339 £52,500 +5.00% 117
Work from Home +13 186 £55,000 -15.38% 54
Midlands +79 173 £55,000 +15.79% 43
West Midlands +57 151 £57,500 +15.00% 32
North of England +108 117 £40,000 -20.00% 52
North West +89 82 £35,250 -29.50% 34
East of England +21 56 £67,500 +58.82% 60
Yorkshire +108 32 £67,500 +80.00% 10
Wales +55 27 £42,500 +8.97% 16
East Midlands +55 19 £45,000 +12.50% 11
Scotland +68 17 £55,000 +41.94% 27
North East +12 3 £45,000 +28.57% 8
Northern Ireland +19 2 £67,500 +35.00% 5

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 1,755 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 641 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
3 389 (22.17%) AWS
4 368 (20.97%) DevOps
5 361 (20.57%) Java
6 304 (17.32%) Public Sector
7 292 (16.64%) Linux
8 289 (16.47%) Microsoft
9 269 (15.33%) Windows
10 243 (13.85%) Azure
11 241 (13.73%) SQL
12 237 (13.50%) Python
13 224 (12.76%) DV Cleared
14 221 (12.59%) VMware
15 212 (12.08%) Terraform
16 201 (11.45%) Spring
17 189 (10.77%) JavaScript
18 187 (10.66%) Scrum
19 182 (10.37%) TDD
20 180 (10.26%) Cybersecurity
21 177 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
22 168 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
23 158 (9.00%) ITIL
24 156 (8.89%) Active Directory
25 154 (8.77%) Jenkins
26 153 (8.72%) Test Automation
26 153 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
27 150 (8.55%) Docker
28 149 (8.49%) Kubernetes
29 142 (8.09%) Microservices

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 78 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
2 65 (3.70%) Apache
3 63 (3.59%) Confluence
4 56 (3.19%) Apache Spark
4 56 (3.19%) SharePoint
5 32 (1.82%) MS Exchange
6 21 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (1.14%) Skype for Business
8 16 (0.91%) ArcGIS
9 15 (0.85%) JBoss
10 13 (0.74%) CMS
11 12 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (0.57%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.46%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
14 8 (0.46%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.40%) GlassFish
15 7 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 7 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 42 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.91%) Sketch
4 15 (0.85%) InVision
5 10 (0.57%) Figma
6 9 (0.51%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.46%) Simulink
8 6 (0.34%) Adobe XD
9 5 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
9 5 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
9 5 (0.28%) SPSS
9 5 (0.28%) UXPin
9 5 (0.28%) Windchill
10 4 (0.23%) OrCAD
11 3 (0.17%) Stateflow
12 1 (0.057%) Mathcad
12 1 (0.057%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.057%) Stata
Business Applications
1 14 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.57%) SAP PSCD
3 9 (0.51%) SAP HR
3 9 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.46%) Maximo
4 8 (0.46%) SAP PM
5 7 (0.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 6 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.28%) Sentinel
7 5 (0.28%) Teamcenter
8 4 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.17%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 389 (22.17%) AWS
2 243 (13.85%) Azure
3 109 (6.21%) GitHub
4 86 (4.90%) Office 365
5 71 (4.05%) GCP
6 62 (3.53%) IaaS
6 62 (3.53%) PaaS
6 62 (3.53%) SaaS
7 55 (3.13%) Stackdriver
8 46 (2.62%) Serverless
9 42 (2.39%) Amazon EC2
9 42 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
10 34 (1.94%) Power Platform
11 31 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
12 25 (1.42%) Amazon S3
13 24 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
14 23 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
15 19 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
16 18 (1.03%) Amazon ECS
17 15 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 114 (6.50%) Firewall
2 77 (4.39%) DNS
3 58 (3.30%) Internet
4 55 (3.13%) DHCP
5 48 (2.74%) WAN
6 43 (2.45%) TCP/IP
7 41 (2.34%) Network Security
7 41 (2.34%) VPN
8 36 (2.05%) LAN
9 35 (1.99%) OSPF
10 33 (1.88%) Skype
11 30 (1.71%) SAN
12 29 (1.65%) BGP
13 25 (1.42%) Unified Communications
14 24 (1.37%) HTTP
15 23 (1.31%) VLAN
16 22 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
17 19 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
17 19 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
18 17 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (6.72%) PostgreSQL
2 106 (6.04%) SQL Server
3 98 (5.58%) NoSQL
4 90 (5.13%) Big Data
5 35 (1.99%) MongoDB
6 32 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
7 27 (1.54%) Power BI
8 26 (1.48%) Relational Database
9 21 (1.20%) MySQL
10 17 (0.97%) Tableau
11 14 (0.80%) GIS
12 12 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
13 11 (0.63%) MariaDB
13 11 (0.63%) OLTP
14 10 (0.57%) Pentaho
15 9 (0.51%) Hadoop
16 8 (0.46%) HBase
16 8 (0.46%) Oracle Database
17 7 (0.40%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 154 (8.77%) Jenkins
2 129 (7.35%) Git (software)
3 109 (6.21%) JIRA
4 76 (4.33%) GitLab
5 72 (4.10%) JUnit
6 68 (3.87%) Mockito
7 60 (3.42%) Gradle
8 51 (2.91%) Maven
9 47 (2.68%) Selenium
10 34 (1.94%) Cucumber
11 31 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 28 (1.60%) Visual Studio
13 23 (1.31%) Oracle APEX
14 22 (1.25%) JMeter
15 21 (1.20%) Vagrant
16 20 (1.14%) SonarQube
16 20 (1.14%) TeamCity
17 19 (1.08%) DbUnit
17 19 (1.08%) Eclipse
17 19 (1.08%) jMock
General
1 304 (17.32%) Public Sector
2 106 (6.04%) Finance
3 69 (3.93%) Law
4 57 (3.25%) Military
5 48 (2.74%) Aerospace
6 41 (2.34%) Marketing
7 29 (1.65%) Electronics
8 27 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 22 (1.25%) Local Government
9 22 (1.25%) Retail
10 21 (1.20%) Legal
11 19 (1.08%) Advertising
12 16 (0.91%) Police
13 15 (0.85%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.34%) Games
15 3 (0.17%) Back Office
15 3 (0.17%) Banking
16 2 (0.11%) Fire and Rescue
16 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.057%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 395 (22.51%) Developer
2 190 (10.83%) Architect
3 180 (10.26%) Java Developer
4 122 (6.95%) Analyst
5 117 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 115 (6.55%) Consultant
7 81 (4.62%) Senior Developer
8 79 (4.50%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 70 (3.99%) AWS Engineer
10 68 (3.87%) Support Engineer
11 67 (3.82%) Network Engineer
12 62 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 58 (3.30%) AWS DevOps
14 46 (2.62%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 43 (2.45%) Cloud Architect
16 42 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
17 41 (2.34%) Software Engineer
18 40 (2.28%) Digital Developer
19 39 (2.22%) Business Analyst
20 38 (2.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (11.45%) Spring
2 103 (5.87%) Node.js
3 100 (5.70%) RESTful
4 98 (5.58%) Spring Integration
5 93 (5.30%) REST
6 79 (4.50%) AngularJS
7 78 (4.44%) Spring Boot
8 73 (4.16%) Web Services
9 72 (4.10%) RabbitMQ
10 67 (3.82%) React
11 65 (3.70%) .NET
12 63 (3.59%) Apache Camel
13 62 (3.53%) HTML
14 57 (3.25%) CSS
15 44 (2.51%) SOAP
16 40 (2.28%) Kafka
17 39 (2.22%) JMS
18 38 (2.17%) Hibernate
19 36 (2.05%) JAX-RS
20 35 (1.99%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 110 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (5.47%) Data Centre
3 66 (3.76%) Public Cloud
4 65 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 64 (3.65%) Cybercrime
6 54 (3.08%) Cyberthreat
7 49 (2.79%) User Experience
8 41 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
9 31 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
10 27 (1.54%) PKI
11 25 (1.42%) CMDB
12 22 (1.25%) Algorithms
12 22 (1.25%) Driving Licence
13 19 (1.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 18 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
14 18 (1.03%) Internet of Things
15 16 (0.91%) Replication
16 14 (0.80%) Security Operations Centre
16 14 (0.80%) Social Media
16 14 (0.80%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 292 (16.64%) Linux
2 269 (15.33%) Windows
3 117 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 62 (3.53%) Windows 10
5 61 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (2.79%) Windows Server 2016
7 41 (2.34%) Windows 7
8 34 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (1.71%) Windows Server 2019
10 28 (1.60%) Unix
11 25 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (1.20%) Ubuntu
13 20 (1.14%) CentOS
14 15 (0.85%) Windows XP
15 12 (0.68%) Mac OS
16 11 (0.63%) Debian
16 11 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (0.57%) VMS
18 7 (0.40%) Android
19 5 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 641 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (20.97%) DevOps
3 187 (10.66%) Scrum
4 182 (10.37%) TDD
5 180 (10.26%) Cybersecurity
6 177 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
7 158 (9.00%) ITIL
8 153 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
8 153 (8.72%) Test Automation
9 142 (8.09%) Microservices
10 138 (7.86%) Software Engineering
11 122 (6.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 119 (6.78%) Open Source
13 105 (5.98%) Service Management
14 103 (5.87%) Migration
15 102 (5.81%) Configuration Management
16 99 (5.64%) Project Management
17 94 (5.36%) Mentoring
18 80 (4.56%) MVC
19 79 (4.50%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 361 (20.57%) Java
2 241 (13.73%) SQL
3 237 (13.50%) Python
4 189 (10.77%) JavaScript
5 108 (6.15%) C
6 91 (5.19%) Java 8
7 86 (4.90%) PowerShell
8 82 (4.67%) Bash Shell
9 75 (4.27%) C#
10 46 (2.62%) C++
11 42 (2.39%) Shell Script
12 38 (2.17%) PL/SQL
13 34 (1.94%) Scala
14 28 (1.60%) Ruby
15 20 (1.14%) ABAP
16 15 (0.85%) TypeScript
17 14 (0.80%) MATLAB
18 12 (0.68%) Go
18 12 (0.68%) Perl
19 11 (0.63%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1,755 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 224 (12.76%) DV Cleared
3 139 (7.92%) Degree
4 101 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
5 74 (4.22%) CCNA
6 69 (3.93%) CISSP
7 63 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 61 (3.48%) CCNP
9 42 (2.39%) CISM
10 41 (2.34%) BPSS Clearance
11 40 (2.28%) MCSE
12 33 (1.88%) MCSA
13 26 (1.48%) CESG Certified Professional
14 22 (1.25%) AWS Certification
15 21 (1.20%) SANS
15 21 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 19 (1.08%) MCP
17 18 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
17 18 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
18 16 (0.91%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (3.25%) SLA
3 50 (2.85%) QA
4 29 (1.65%) NCSC
5 25 (1.42%) NIST
6 20 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
7 19 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 19 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 15 (0.85%) Data Quality
8 15 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 12 (0.68%) GDPR
9 12 (0.68%) ISO 9001
10 10 (0.57%) JSP 440
10 10 (0.57%) RMADS
11 9 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 9 (0.51%) PCI DSS
12 8 (0.46%) PMO
12 8 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.34%) COBIT
13 6 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 168 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 156 (8.89%) Active Directory
3 150 (8.55%) Docker
4 60 (3.42%) vSphere
5 48 (2.74%) Hyper-V
6 41 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (2.05%) VMware NSX
8 23 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
9 16 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (0.51%) KVM
11 9 (0.51%) NDS
11 9 (0.51%) Postfix
11 9 (0.51%) XenApp
12 8 (0.46%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 8 (0.46%) NFS
13 6 (0.34%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.17%) Firmware
16 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 212 (12.08%) Terraform
2 149 (8.49%) Kubernetes
3 132 (7.52%) Ansible
4 74 (4.22%) Grafana
5 63 (3.59%) SCCM
6 59 (3.36%) Puppet
7 32 (1.82%) SCOM
8 31 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
9 20 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
10 19 (1.08%) WSUS
11 16 (0.91%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 14 (0.80%) Packer
13 11 (0.63%) SCVMM
13 11 (0.63%) vCenter Server
14 10 (0.57%) Nagios
15 8 (0.46%) Rsyslog
16 7 (0.40%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
16 7 (0.40%) Consul
16 7 (0.40%) Tivoli
16 7 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 289 (16.47%) Microsoft
2 221 (12.59%) VMware
3 126 (7.18%) Oracle
4 124 (7.07%) Cisco
5 101 (5.75%) Splunk
6 74 (4.22%) Google
7 73 (4.16%) ServiceNow
8 57 (3.25%) Juniper
9 49 (2.79%) SAP
10 45 (2.56%) SolarWinds
11 43 (2.45%) Dell
12 32 (1.82%) Palo Alto
13 30 (1.71%) Atlassian
14 28 (1.60%) HP
15 26 (1.48%) Veeam
16 23 (1.31%) F5
17 21 (1.20%) Citrix
17 21 (1.20%) Red Hat
18 20 (1.14%) IBM
19 19 (1.08%) EMC