Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 211 163 164
Rank change year-on-year -48 +1 -13
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2967 4197 4308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.69% 2.13% 1.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.91% 7.94% 7.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2077 3114 3484
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.56% +0.52%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% -3.23%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 42940 52860 60073
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.39% 26.83% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 32964 42709 47704
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -

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 August 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 22 August 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 -41 2759 £46,500 -2.11% 190
UK excluding London -41 2293 £45,000 +2.27% 161
South East -16 912 £46,750 +0.54% 52
South West -8 728 £42,500 - 30
London -44 534 £59,000 -1.67% 51
Midlands -73 239 £52,000 +22.35% 17
North of England -64 215 £40,000 -11.11% 27
West Midlands -65 173 £52,500 +5.00% 10
North West -23 148 £40,000 -15.79% 13
East of England -94 130 £47,500 +11.76% 11
East Midlands -32 70 £50,000 +27.39% 5
Yorkshire -58 50 £42,800 -4.89% 3
Wales +1 45 £40,000 +6.67% 9
Scotland -20 39 £46,500 +29.17% 15
North East +5 18 £26,750 -40.21% 11
Northern Ireland -19 5 £42,500 +21.43%

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2967 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 633 (21.33%) Windows
3 620 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
4 602 (20.29%) ITIL
5 581 (19.58%) Microsoft
6 530 (17.86%) DV Cleared
7 459 (15.47%) Degree
8 427 (14.39%) Java
9 425 (14.32%) Linux
10 396 (13.35%) C
11 358 (12.07%) SQL
12 333 (11.22%) VMware
13 322 (10.85%) Cisco
14 315 (10.62%) Cybersecurity
15 309 (10.41%) Firewall
16 290 (9.77%) Active Directory
17 285 (9.61%) Software Engineering
18 283 (9.54%) C#
18 283 (9.54%) Project Management
19 280 (9.44%) Information Security
20 276 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
21 271 (9.13%) Cisco Certification
22 269 (9.07%) Finance
23 258 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
24 255 (8.59%) SQL Server
25 254 (8.56%) .NET
26 247 (8.32%) Oracle
27 236 (7.95%) Management Information System
28 232 (7.82%) Unix
29 217 (7.31%) CISSP

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
1 148 (4.99%) SharePoint
2 82 (2.76%) Apache
3 62 (2.09%) MS Exchange
4 60 (2.02%) JBoss
5 52 (1.75%) Tomcat
6 50 (1.69%) IIS
7 46 (1.55%) WebLogic
8 42 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
9 41 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 41 (1.38%) Skype for Business
10 32 (1.08%) Apache Spark
11 30 (1.01%) OpenStack
12 29 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
13 25 (0.84%) WebSphere
14 23 (0.78%) CMS
14 23 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 18 (0.61%) Apache Solr
15 18 (0.61%) SAS
16 17 (0.57%) IBM Notes
17 16 (0.54%) Joomla!
Applications
1 150 (5.06%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (2.09%) Microsoft Project
4 30 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
5 18 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 17 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 17 (0.57%) InfoPath
7 15 (0.51%) OmniGraffle
7 15 (0.51%) SPSS
8 12 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 8 (0.27%) Simulink
10 2 (0.067%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.067%) Siemens NX
10 2 (0.067%) Windchill
11 1 (0.034%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.034%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.034%) Mathcad
11 1 (0.034%) Maya
Business Applications
1 41 (1.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 26 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 19 (0.64%) SAP FI
4 17 (0.57%) Remedy AR System
5 16 (0.54%) Teamcenter
6 14 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
6 14 (0.47%) SAP CO
6 14 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
7 13 (0.44%) assyst
8 8 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.27%) Maximo
8 8 (0.27%) SAP GTS
8 8 (0.27%) Sentinel
9 6 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 5 (0.17%) SAP BPC
10 5 (0.17%) SAP MM
10 5 (0.17%) SAP PP
10 5 (0.17%) SAP PS
11 3 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 162 (5.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 160 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
3 89 (3.00%) Office 365
4 56 (1.89%) PaaS
5 51 (1.72%) SaaS
6 43 (1.45%) IaaS
7 38 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (0.57%) GitHub
10 14 (0.47%) Amazon S3
11 12 (0.40%) OpenShift
12 8 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.20%) G Suite
14 5 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
15 4 (0.13%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 3 (0.10%) Oracle Service Cloud
17 2 (0.067%) AWS CloudFormation
17 2 (0.067%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 309 (10.41%) Firewall
2 202 (6.81%) LAN
2 202 (6.81%) TCP/IP
3 186 (6.27%) WAN
4 176 (5.93%) DNS
5 126 (4.25%) DHCP
6 125 (4.21%) Network Security
7 107 (3.61%) Internet
8 106 (3.57%) VPN
9 103 (3.47%) BGP
10 94 (3.17%) Wireless
11 91 (3.07%) OSPF
12 89 (3.00%) HTTP
13 77 (2.60%) SSL
14 70 (2.36%) Cisco Nexus
15 67 (2.26%) Wireshark
16 65 (2.19%) FTP
17 64 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
18 62 (2.09%) SAN
19 58 (1.95%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 123 (4.15%) Big Data
3 109 (3.67%) Hadoop
4 68 (2.29%) NoSQL
5 67 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
6 57 (1.92%) MongoDB
7 55 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
8 43 (1.45%) GIS
8 43 (1.45%) Oracle Database
9 42 (1.42%) Relational Database
10 39 (1.31%) MySQL
11 35 (1.18%) QlikView
11 35 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 32 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
13 29 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
13 29 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
13 29 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 28 (0.94%) RDBMS
14 28 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
15 27 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 100 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 92 (3.10%) Visual Studio
3 91 (3.07%) Jenkins
4 83 (2.80%) JIRA
5 65 (2.19%) Git (software)
6 56 (1.89%) Selenium
7 49 (1.65%) Rational DOORS
8 37 (1.25%) Subversion
9 36 (1.21%) JUnit
10 30 (1.01%) Maven
11 28 (0.94%) Cucumber
12 23 (0.78%) Eclipse
12 23 (0.78%) Metasploit
12 23 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
13 19 (0.64%) SpecFlow
14 18 (0.61%) JBehave
14 18 (0.61%) TeamCity
15 17 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 15 (0.51%) Axure RP
17 14 (0.47%) JMeter
General
1 269 (9.07%) Finance
2 121 (4.08%) Military
3 103 (3.47%) Manufacturing
4 94 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 78 (2.63%) Marketing
6 54 (1.82%) Aerospace
7 52 (1.75%) Legal
8 48 (1.62%) Law
9 45 (1.52%) Electronics
10 20 (0.67%) Games
11 18 (0.61%) Multimedia
11 18 (0.61%) Retail
12 15 (0.51%) Billing
13 14 (0.47%) Publishing
14 12 (0.40%) Automotive
15 10 (0.34%) Back Office
16 7 (0.24%) Avionics
17 5 (0.17%) Advertising
17 5 (0.17%) Banking
18 4 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 419 (14.12%) Developer
2 378 (12.74%) Analyst
3 336 (11.32%) Consultant
4 272 (9.17%) Architect
5 188 (6.34%) Network Engineer
6 148 (4.99%) Support Engineer
7 112 (3.77%) Java Developer
7 112 (3.77%) Software Engineer
8 104 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 95 (3.20%) Systems Engineer
10 91 (3.07%) Project Manager
11 84 (2.83%) .NET Developer
12 79 (2.66%) Administrator
13 76 (2.56%) Security Consultant
13 76 (2.56%) Security Engineer
14 68 (2.29%) Software Developer
15 67 (2.26%) Security Architect
16 66 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
17 64 (2.16%) Senior Developer
18 61 (2.06%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (8.56%) .NET
2 183 (6.17%) Web Services
3 165 (5.56%) HTML
4 99 (3.34%) CSS
5 93 (3.13%) XML
6 89 (3.00%) ASP.NET
7 81 (2.73%) HTML5
8 77 (2.60%) AngularJS
9 75 (2.53%) J2EE
10 73 (2.46%) .NET Framework
11 72 (2.43%) Spring
12 66 (2.22%) REST
13 57 (1.92%) SOAP
14 53 (1.79%) Node.js
15 46 (1.55%) jQuery
16 45 (1.52%) Entity Framework
17 43 (1.45%) Middleware
18 42 (1.42%) XSLT
19 39 (1.31%) JSON
20 34 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 276 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 236 (7.95%) Management Information System
3 133 (4.48%) Data Centre
4 131 (4.42%) Computer Science
5 90 (3.03%) Driving Licence
6 88 (2.97%) CESG
7 68 (2.29%) PKI
8 67 (2.26%) Public Cloud
9 52 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
10 51 (1.72%) User Experience
11 41 (1.38%) Cyber Attack
11 41 (1.38%) Cyberthreat
12 38 (1.28%) Algorithms
13 33 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
14 30 (1.01%) Mobile App
15 28 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
15 28 (0.94%) Virtual Team
16 26 (0.88%) Private Cloud
17 25 (0.84%) Cloud Native
18 23 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 633 (21.33%) Windows
2 425 (14.32%) Linux
3 232 (7.82%) Unix
4 153 (5.16%) Windows Server
5 97 (3.27%) Windows 7
6 87 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 72 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 71 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 70 (2.36%) Windows 10
10 61 (2.06%) CentOS
11 45 (1.52%) Apple iOS
12 40 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
13 35 (1.18%) Android
14 27 (0.91%) Windows XP
15 24 (0.81%) Solaris
16 14 (0.47%) Ubuntu
16 14 (0.47%) Windows 8
17 13 (0.44%) SUSE
18 12 (0.40%) AIX
18 12 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 620 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
2 602 (20.29%) ITIL
3 315 (10.62%) Cybersecurity
4 285 (9.61%) Software Engineering
5 283 (9.54%) Project Management
6 280 (9.44%) Information Security
7 211 (7.11%) Service Management
8 189 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
9 186 (6.27%) Open Source
10 185 (6.24%) Scrum
11 180 (6.07%) Mentoring
12 175 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
13 172 (5.80%) Service Delivery
14 162 (5.46%) Analytics
15 159 (5.36%) DevOps
16 154 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
17 142 (4.79%) Test Automation
18 141 (4.75%) SDLC
19 140 (4.72%) Presales
20 139 (4.68%) UML
Programming Languages
1 427 (14.39%) Java
2 396 (13.35%) C
3 358 (12.07%) SQL
4 283 (9.54%) C#
5 211 (7.11%) Python
6 207 (6.98%) JavaScript
7 143 (4.82%) C++
8 132 (4.45%) PowerShell
9 84 (2.83%) Shell Script
10 72 (2.43%) Bash Shell
11 69 (2.33%) Scala
12 60 (2.02%) PL/SQL
13 54 (1.82%) Ruby
14 48 (1.62%) VB
15 43 (1.45%) PHP
16 40 (1.35%) Perl
17 28 (0.94%) Ada
17 28 (0.94%) Go
18 27 (0.91%) VB.NET
18 27 (0.91%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2967 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 530 (17.86%) DV Cleared
3 459 (15.47%) Degree
4 271 (9.13%) Cisco Certification
5 217 (7.31%) CISSP
6 151 (5.09%) CCNA
7 147 (4.95%) CCNP
8 144 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 98 (3.30%) CESG Certified Professional
10 82 (2.76%) CISM
11 79 (2.66%) CREST Certified
12 72 (2.43%) SANS
13 65 (2.19%) MCSE
14 54 (1.82%) MCP
15 52 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
16 51 (1.72%) ISTQB
17 50 (1.69%) CCIE
17 50 (1.69%) GCIH
17 50 (1.69%) ISEB
18 49 (1.65%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (4.68%) SLA
2 126 (4.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 47 (1.58%) Cyber Essentials
4 41 (1.38%) PCI DSS
4 41 (1.38%) QA
5 38 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 37 (1.25%) PMO
7 31 (1.04%) ISO 9001
8 29 (0.98%) Data Quality
8 29 (0.98%) GDPR
8 29 (0.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 26 (0.88%) RMADS
10 21 (0.71%) JSP 440
11 20 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 19 (0.64%) Def Stans
13 17 (0.57%) COBIT
14 14 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 11 (0.37%) IEC 61508
15 11 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 10 (0.34%) DO-178B
System Software
1 290 (9.77%) Active Directory
2 258 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (2.53%) vSphere
4 71 (2.39%) Hyper-V
5 48 (1.62%) Docker
6 45 (1.52%) Snort
7 35 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
8 28 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (0.57%) Dovecot
10 14 (0.47%) KVM
11 13 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (0.40%) VMware NSX
13 11 (0.37%) Firmware
13 11 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (0.34%) Apache Flume
15 8 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
16 7 (0.24%) vCloud
17 6 (0.20%) VMware Server
18 5 (0.17%) pfSense
19 3 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 91 (3.07%) Puppet
2 75 (2.53%) Ansible
3 73 (2.46%) SCCM
4 49 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (1.25%) Nagios
6 33 (1.11%) Terraform
7 26 (0.88%) Nessus
8 22 (0.74%) SCOM
9 18 (0.61%) QRadar
10 17 (0.57%) Cisco LMS
10 17 (0.57%) Opsview
11 16 (0.54%) Nmap
12 15 (0.51%) NetBackup
12 15 (0.51%) vCenter Server
12 15 (0.51%) ZABBIX
13 14 (0.47%) Control-M
14 13 (0.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 12 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
15 12 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
15 12 (0.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 581 (19.58%) Microsoft
2 333 (11.22%) VMware
3 322 (10.85%) Cisco
4 247 (8.32%) Oracle
5 179 (6.03%) Juniper
6 112 (3.77%) HP
7 93 (3.13%) Red Hat
8 92 (3.10%) SAP
9 89 (3.00%) IBM
10 66 (2.22%) F5
11 63 (2.12%) CheckPoint
12 53 (1.79%) Palo Alto
13 51 (1.72%) LogRhythm
13 51 (1.72%) Remedy
14 50 (1.69%) Citrix
15 44 (1.48%) McAfee
16 41 (1.38%) ArcSight
17 39 (1.31%) Dell
18 36 (1.21%) Splunk
19 33 (1.11%) Google