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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 17 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK
6 months to
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 106 98 141
Rank change year-on-year -8 +43 -3
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 5,188 2,893 2,388
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.24% 3.23% 2.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.17% 15.46% 11.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2,458 2,141 1,531
10th Percentile £32,000 £36,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,100 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.82% +4.76% +0.78%
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,112 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.17% +5.00% -

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 39,383 18,714 20,674
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.56% 20.87% 21.46%
Number of salaries quoted 16,878 12,238 15,560
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,675 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -17 4,246 £55,000 - 668
UK excluding London +22 3,668 £53,112 +1.17% 522
Work from Home +13 2,538 £62,500 +8.70% 198
South West +12 1,099 £53,500 +7.00% 151
North of England +61 931 £53,112 -1.64% 80
London -130 899 £67,500 +8.00% 175
South East 0 810 £57,500 +4.55% 130
North West +36 712 £53,112 +1.17% 63
Midlands -7 371 £53,112 -11.48% 38
Scotland +40 292 £48,000 +16.06% 21
East of England -42 224 £55,000 -15.38% 68
West Midlands -52 217 £54,056 -9.91% 21
Yorkshire +45 184 £50,000 -7.41% 10
East Midlands +68 142 £47,500 -24.00% 16
Wales +28 113 £57,000 +35.71% 33
North East -9 45 £30,750 -43.06% 7
Northern Ireland +12 33 £54,750 +68.46% 2

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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 5,188 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2,177 (41.96%) Agile
3 1,351 (26.04%) Azure
4 1,314 (25.33%) Social Skills
5 1,183 (22.80%) AWS
6 1,126 (21.70%) Microsoft
7 1,065 (20.53%) DevOps
8 1,040 (20.05%) Public Sector
9 883 (17.02%) Python
10 846 (16.31%) Problem-Solving
11 844 (16.27%) Linux
12 838 (16.15%) Finance
13 750 (14.46%) Java
14 729 (14.05%) Cybersecurity
15 683 (13.16%) ITIL
16 680 (13.11%) Software Engineering
17 638 (12.30%) Windows
18 629 (12.12%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 614 (11.84%) DV Cleared
20 607 (11.70%) Degree
21 566 (10.91%) JavaScript
22 538 (10.37%) Project Management
23 496 (9.56%) Scrum
24 480 (9.25%) Docker
25 468 (9.02%) SQL
26 456 (8.79%) Kubernetes
27 449 (8.65%) Project Delivery
28 436 (8.40%) Terraform
29 417 (8.04%) React
30 416 (8.02%) C#

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
1 169 (3.26%) Confluence
2 158 (3.05%) SharePoint
3 135 (2.60%) GeoServer
4 73 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
5 52 (1.00%) Apache
6 48 (0.93%) MS Exchange
7 39 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
8 38 (0.73%) Apache Spark
9 37 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
10 23 (0.44%) IIS
11 22 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
12 20 (0.39%) Skype for Business
12 20 (0.39%) WebSphere
13 18 (0.35%) nginx
14 16 (0.31%) Oracle 9iAS
14 16 (0.31%) Oracle Application Server
15 14 (0.27%) Appian
15 14 (0.27%) Luigi
15 14 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
16 13 (0.25%) Jetty
Applications
1 257 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
2 86 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 54 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
4 26 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.40%) Adobe XD
6 13 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.15%) Maple
8 5 (0.096%) Simulink
9 4 (0.077%) InVision
9 4 (0.077%) Sketch
10 2 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.039%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.039%) Siemens NX
10 2 (0.039%) Windchill
11 1 (0.019%) EngageOne
11 1 (0.019%) InDesign
11 1 (0.019%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 34 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
3 22 (0.42%) Maximo
4 20 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 16 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
6 11 (0.21%) Primavera
7 9 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
9 6 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 6 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
10 5 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.096%) Sentinel
11 4 (0.077%) assyst
11 4 (0.077%) Sage X3
12 3 (0.058%) NetSuite
13 2 (0.039%) SAP ERP
13 2 (0.039%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 1,351 (26.04%) Azure
2 1,183 (22.80%) AWS
3 307 (5.92%) Microsoft 365
4 187 (3.60%) GCP
5 150 (2.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 115 (2.22%) Power Platform
7 114 (2.20%) PaaS
8 98 (1.89%) SaaS
9 91 (1.75%) OpenShift
10 86 (1.66%) Azure Key Vault
10 86 (1.66%) Azure Monitor
11 80 (1.54%) IaaS
12 76 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
13 69 (1.33%) Serverless
14 68 (1.31%) GitHub
15 60 (1.16%) Amazon S3
16 52 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
17 47 (0.91%) OneDrive
18 43 (0.83%) Amazon ECS
19 39 (0.75%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 357 (6.88%) Firewall
2 189 (3.64%) TCP/IP
3 179 (3.45%) HTTP
4 178 (3.43%) LAN
4 178 (3.43%) WAN
5 156 (3.01%) Network Security
6 146 (2.81%) DNS
7 125 (2.41%) DHCP
8 116 (2.24%) VPN
9 109 (2.10%) Wireless
10 86 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
11 78 (1.50%) BGP
12 74 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
13 73 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
14 72 (1.39%) OSPF
15 59 (1.14%) SD-WAN
16 58 (1.12%) Wireshark
17 57 (1.10%) MPLS
18 41 (0.79%) Cisco Firepower
19 40 (0.77%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
2 268 (5.17%) SQL Server
3 144 (2.78%) GIS
4 138 (2.66%) Big Data
5 135 (2.60%) QGIS
6 127 (2.45%) MySQL
7 108 (2.08%) NoSQL
8 92 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
8 92 (1.77%) Relational Database
9 88 (1.70%) Oracle Database
10 66 (1.27%) MongoDB
11 61 (1.18%) Power BI
12 60 (1.16%) Hadoop
13 59 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
14 52 (1.00%) InfluxDB
15 51 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
15 51 (0.98%) MariaDB
16 37 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 34 (0.66%) Data Lake
17 34 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 358 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 299 (5.76%) JIRA
3 266 (5.13%) Jenkins
4 102 (1.97%) Selenium
5 78 (1.50%) GitLab
6 76 (1.46%) JMeter
6 76 (1.46%) Postman
7 60 (1.16%) REST Assured
8 56 (1.08%) webpack
9 55 (1.06%) Newman
10 51 (0.98%) Artifactory
11 47 (0.91%) Maven
12 46 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
13 40 (0.77%) Subversion
14 39 (0.75%) Bitbucket
15 38 (0.73%) Visual Studio
16 36 (0.69%) Cucumber
17 35 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
18 31 (0.60%) TestRail
19 30 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,314 (25.33%) Social Skills
2 1,040 (20.05%) Public Sector
3 838 (16.15%) Finance
4 629 (12.12%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 365 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
6 240 (4.63%) Aerospace
7 213 (4.11%) Organisational Skills
8 211 (4.07%) Telecoms
9 194 (3.74%) Military
10 135 (2.60%) Influencing Skills
11 134 (2.58%) Presentation Skills
12 131 (2.53%) Aviation
13 129 (2.49%) Legal
14 104 (2.00%) Manufacturing
15 99 (1.91%) Retail
16 83 (1.60%) Police
17 82 (1.58%) Law
18 61 (1.18%) Electronics
18 61 (1.18%) Publishing
19 55 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 608 (11.72%) Architect
2 573 (11.04%) Analyst
3 549 (10.58%) Developer
4 444 (8.56%) Software Engineer
5 370 (7.13%) DevOps Engineer
6 350 (6.75%) Consultant
7 304 (5.86%) Solutions Architect
8 243 (4.68%) Project Manager
9 167 (3.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 160 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
11 158 (3.05%) Network Engineer
12 155 (2.99%) Senior Developer
13 139 (2.68%) Security Engineer
14 137 (2.64%) Cloud Engineer
15 135 (2.60%) Geospatial Engineer
16 121 (2.33%) Software Developer
17 119 (2.29%) Business Analyst
18 112 (2.16%) .NET Developer
19 106 (2.04%) Support Engineer
20 104 (2.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 417 (8.04%) React
2 383 (7.38%) .NET
3 357 (6.88%) CSS
4 260 (5.01%) HTML
5 169 (3.26%) Spring
6 156 (3.01%) OpenLayers
7 151 (2.91%) .NET Framework
8 150 (2.89%) AngularJS
9 149 (2.87%) Node.js
10 140 (2.70%) Kafka
11 137 (2.64%) PostGIS
12 135 (2.60%) Leaflet
13 130 (2.51%) XML
14 122 (2.35%) Web Services
15 111 (2.14%) RESTful
16 104 (2.00%) ARM Templates
17 87 (1.68%) OAuth
18 85 (1.64%) OAuth2
18 85 (1.64%) REST
19 83 (1.60%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 370 (7.13%) Management Information System
2 292 (5.63%) Cyberattack
3 245 (4.72%) Cyber Defence
4 211 (4.07%) Public Cloud
5 204 (3.93%) Data Centre
6 192 (3.70%) Cloud Native
7 145 (2.79%) Cybercrime
8 130 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
9 125 (2.41%) User Experience
10 91 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
11 86 (1.66%) PKI
12 78 (1.50%) Replication
13 75 (1.45%) Virtual Team
14 51 (0.98%) NHS
15 49 (0.94%) Blog
16 48 (0.93%) Algorithms
17 44 (0.85%) Mobile App
18 39 (0.75%) IoT
19 37 (0.71%) FPGA
19 37 (0.71%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 844 (16.27%) Linux
2 638 (12.30%) Windows
3 214 (4.12%) Windows Server
4 174 (3.35%) Windows 10
5 168 (3.24%) Ubuntu
6 148 (2.85%) Unix
7 101 (1.95%) Windows Server 2019
8 92 (1.77%) Windows Server 2016
9 86 (1.66%) CentOS
10 82 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 73 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 51 (0.98%) Android
13 26 (0.50%) Solaris
14 22 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
15 20 (0.39%) Apple iOS
16 19 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
17 16 (0.31%) Windows 7
18 14 (0.27%) VMS
19 12 (0.23%) Debian
20 11 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,177 (41.96%) Agile
2 1,065 (20.53%) DevOps
3 846 (16.31%) Problem-Solving
4 729 (14.05%) Cybersecurity
5 683 (13.16%) ITIL
6 680 (13.11%) Software Engineering
7 538 (10.37%) Project Management
8 496 (9.56%) Scrum
9 449 (8.65%) Project Delivery
10 391 (7.54%) Service Delivery
11 372 (7.17%) Analytics
12 361 (6.96%) SDLC
13 359 (6.92%) CI/CD
14 356 (6.86%) Test Automation
15 350 (6.75%) Stakeholder Management
16 331 (6.38%) Mentoring
17 326 (6.28%) Coaching
18 316 (6.09%) Infrastructure as Code
19 296 (5.71%) Threat Intelligence
20 295 (5.69%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 883 (17.02%) Python
2 750 (14.46%) Java
3 566 (10.91%) JavaScript
4 468 (9.02%) SQL
5 416 (8.02%) C#
6 264 (5.09%) C++
7 230 (4.43%) Bash
8 195 (3.76%) PowerShell
9 184 (3.55%) C
10 145 (2.79%) TypeScript
11 137 (2.64%) Ruby
12 105 (2.02%) Go
13 93 (1.79%) Shell Script
14 87 (1.68%) T-SQL
15 83 (1.60%) Perl
16 62 (1.20%) Scala
17 33 (0.64%) MATLAB
18 32 (0.62%) PL/SQL
19 29 (0.56%) R
20 26 (0.50%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5,188 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 614 (11.84%) DV Cleared
3 607 (11.70%) Degree
4 246 (4.74%) Cisco Certification
5 239 (4.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 178 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 164 (3.16%) CCNP
8 146 (2.81%) CISSP
9 117 (2.26%) CCNA
10 105 (2.02%) CISM
11 85 (1.64%) ISTQB
12 77 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 72 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
14 67 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 62 (1.20%) AWS Certification
16 60 (1.16%) DBS Check
17 49 (0.94%) MCSA
18 47 (0.91%) MCSE
19 38 (0.73%) PMI Certification
20 36 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 311 (5.99%) SLA
2 177 (3.41%) QA
3 169 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 141 (2.72%) NCSC
5 90 (1.73%) PMO
6 70 (1.35%) NIST
7 67 (1.29%) GDPR
8 59 (1.14%) Accessibility
9 53 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials
10 41 (0.79%) RMADS
11 34 (0.66%) Data Quality
11 34 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 33 (0.64%) JSP 440
13 21 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 20 (0.39%) PCI DSS
15 18 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 17 (0.33%) Def Stans
17 16 (0.31%) GRC
17 16 (0.31%) ISO 22301
18 13 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 480 (9.25%) Docker
2 355 (6.84%) Active Directory
3 302 (5.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 141 (2.72%) Hyper-V
5 76 (1.46%) vSphere
6 65 (1.25%) Firmware
7 58 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
8 52 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
9 30 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
10 29 (0.56%) VMware NSX
11 21 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
12 16 (0.31%) XenDesktop
13 15 (0.29%) XenApp
14 14 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 12 (0.23%) LXC
16 10 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
17 7 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 7 (0.13%) KVM
17 7 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
17 7 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 456 (8.79%) Kubernetes
2 436 (8.40%) Terraform
3 397 (7.65%) Ansible
4 172 (3.32%) Puppet
5 100 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
6 80 (1.54%) SCCM
7 60 (1.16%) Grafana
8 56 (1.08%) Icinga
9 51 (0.98%) Prometheus
10 48 (0.93%) Kibana
11 47 (0.91%) vCenter Server
12 29 (0.56%) Data Guard
12 29 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
13 27 (0.52%) FortiGate
13 27 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
13 27 (0.52%) Packer
14 23 (0.44%) HP ALM
14 23 (0.44%) WSUS
15 22 (0.42%) Consul
16 19 (0.37%) logstash
Vendors
1 1,126 (21.70%) Microsoft
2 382 (7.36%) VMware
3 364 (7.02%) Oracle
4 360 (6.94%) Cisco
5 277 (5.34%) Adobe
6 257 (4.95%) Apple
7 148 (2.85%) Fortinet
8 137 (2.64%) Palo Alto
9 136 (2.62%) Google
10 133 (2.56%) CheckPoint
11 116 (2.24%) NEC
11 116 (2.24%) Northgate
12 110 (2.12%) Red Hat
13 107 (2.06%) Atlassian
14 100 (1.93%) HP
15 99 (1.91%) Juniper
16 95 (1.83%) Citrix
17 92 (1.77%) F5
18 76 (1.46%) SolarWinds
19 70 (1.35%) ServiceNow