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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 165 173
Rank change year-on-year -36 +8  
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 1506 2066 2164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 2.09% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.88% 7.84% 7.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1019 1477 1597
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £27,850 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 21879 26355 30467
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.63% 26.72% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 17040 21310 24136
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SC Cleared in the UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -38 1427 £45,000 -5.26% 222
South East -3 483 £46,500 +3.33% 62
South West -4 357 £42,500 - 40
London -17 290 £57,500 -4.16% 58
Hampshire +6 232 £47,500 +18.75% 19
Bristol -14 118 £40,000 - 17
Surrey +31 101 £48,000 -4.00% 15
Wiltshire 0 98 £40,000 +23.07% 13
North West -6 96 £40,000 -11.11% 13
West Midlands -47 89 £51,500 +3.00% 22
Berkshire -33 79 £47,500 -17.39% 16
Gloucestershire +3 76 £45,000 -5.26% 2
East of England -63 68 £47,500 +11.76% 12
Reading +21 57 £51,250 -4.20% 11
Salisbury +2 48 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Farnborough +8 44 £50,000 +49.25% 5
Hertfordshire -46 44 £46,000 +15.00% 8
Portsmouth +15 42 £42,000 +27.27% 6
Basingstoke +17 40 £41,000 +17.14% 3
Birmingham -42 40 £65,000 +8.33% 4
Oxfordshire +48 37 £35,000 - 1
Somerset +13 34 £33,000 -12.00% 2
City of London +24 28 £38,500 -18.94% 5
Cheshire -11 28 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Leatherhead -6 27 £52,000 +4.00% 14
Liverpool +23 25 £55,000 - 1
Merseyside +20 25 £55,000 - 1
Warrington +8 25 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Chippenham -6 22 £35,000 +7.69%
Manchester -9 22 £38,750 +49.03% 4

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 2927 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 666 (22.75%) Windows
3 581 (19.85%) ITIL
4 573 (19.58%) Microsoft
5 514 (17.56%) Agile Software Development
6 494 (16.88%) DV Cleared
7 450 (15.37%) Degree
8 445 (15.20%) Java
9 417 (14.25%) Linux
10 397 (13.56%) C
11 369 (12.61%) SQL
12 348 (11.89%) Cybersecurity
13 330 (11.27%) Firewall
14 314 (10.73%) Software Engineering
15 298 (10.18%) VMware
15 298 (10.18%) Information Security
16 297 (10.15%) Cisco
17 291 (9.94%) Active Directory
18 281 (9.60%) Finance
19 273 (9.33%) Project Management
19 273 (9.33%) C#
20 267 (9.12%) Oracle
21 255 (8.71%) SQL Server
22 247 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
23 239 (8.17%) JavaScript
23 239 (8.17%) Cisco Certification
24 236 (8.06%) Unix
25 231 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
26 230 (7.86%) .NET
27 224 (7.65%) 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
1 134 (4.58%) SharePoint
2 93 (3.18%) Apache
3 71 (2.43%) JBoss
4 64 (2.19%) Tomcat
5 61 (2.08%) WebLogic
6 56 (1.91%) MS Exchange
7 53 (1.81%) Skype for Business
8 43 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
9 41 (1.40%) IIS
10 37 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 32 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 25 (0.85%) WebSphere
13 22 (0.75%) Alfresco
13 22 (0.75%) Confluence
13 22 (0.75%) Joomla!
14 21 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
15 19 (0.65%) Apache Spark
15 19 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
16 16 (0.55%) CMS
16 16 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 144 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
2 85 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
4 31 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (0.96%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.61%) InfoPath
7 15 (0.51%) OmniGraffle
7 15 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
8 13 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 10 (0.34%) SPSS
11 6 (0.20%) Photoshop
12 4 (0.14%) Simulink
13 2 (0.068%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.068%) Windchill
14 1 (0.034%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.034%) Siemens NX
14 1 (0.034%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 35 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 23 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 19 (0.65%) Remedy AR System
4 17 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 17 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (0.48%) SAP FI
6 13 (0.44%) assyst
6 13 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
7 12 (0.41%) SAP CO
7 12 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
8 10 (0.34%) Sentinel
9 7 (0.24%) Maximo
9 7 (0.24%) SAP PS
10 6 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (0.20%) SAP GTS
11 4 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
11 4 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (0.14%) SAP BPC
11 4 (0.14%) SAP HR
11 4 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 159 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 141 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
3 111 (3.79%) Office 365
4 47 (1.61%) PaaS
4 47 (1.61%) SaaS
5 40 (1.37%) IaaS
6 37 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (0.85%) GitHub
8 22 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
9 20 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.38%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
12 7 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.24%) G Suite
13 5 (0.17%) Boomi
14 4 (0.14%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 3 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.10%) Oracle Service Cloud
16 2 (0.068%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 330 (11.27%) Firewall
2 202 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 192 (6.56%) LAN
4 184 (6.29%) DNS
5 179 (6.12%) WAN
6 135 (4.61%) DHCP
7 112 (3.83%) Network Security
8 107 (3.66%) VPN
9 101 (3.45%) HTTP
10 96 (3.28%) Wireless
11 87 (2.97%) BGP
12 84 (2.87%) SSL
13 83 (2.84%) Internet
14 82 (2.80%) OSPF
15 67 (2.29%) Cisco ASA
15 67 (2.29%) FTP
16 65 (2.22%) SMTP
17 63 (2.15%) Wireshark
18 62 (2.12%) VoIP
19 60 (2.05%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (8.71%) SQL Server
2 93 (3.18%) Hadoop
3 82 (2.80%) Big Data
4 79 (2.70%) MongoDB
5 72 (2.46%) NoSQL
6 63 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
7 58 (1.98%) Relational Database
8 57 (1.95%) MySQL
9 48 (1.64%) GIS
10 43 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
10 43 (1.47%) Oracle Database
11 39 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
12 38 (1.30%) RDBMS
13 37 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
14 35 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 30 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
16 29 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
17 26 (0.89%) QlikView
18 25 (0.85%) MS Access
18 25 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 98 (3.35%) Jenkins
1 98 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 89 (3.04%) JIRA
2 89 (3.04%) Visual Studio
3 79 (2.70%) Git (software)
4 48 (1.64%) Selenium
5 41 (1.40%) Subversion
6 38 (1.30%) JUnit
7 36 (1.23%) TeamCity
8 34 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
9 32 (1.09%) Maven
9 32 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
10 27 (0.92%) Cucumber
11 21 (0.72%) Eclipse
12 18 (0.61%) Metasploit
13 17 (0.58%) SpecFlow
14 15 (0.51%) Axure RP
14 15 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
15 14 (0.48%) MSI
16 13 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 281 (9.60%) Finance
2 114 (3.89%) Telecoms
3 96 (3.28%) Military
4 94 (3.21%) Marketing
5 90 (3.07%) Manufacturing
6 54 (1.84%) Legal
7 53 (1.81%) Aerospace
8 39 (1.33%) Electronics
9 35 (1.20%) Law
10 17 (0.58%) Banking
11 16 (0.55%) Games
11 16 (0.55%) Retail
12 14 (0.48%) Automotive
13 13 (0.44%) Multimedia
14 10 (0.34%) Avionics
14 10 (0.34%) Billing
15 6 (0.20%) Back Office
15 6 (0.20%) Publishing
16 4 (0.14%) Digital Economy
17 3 (0.10%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 416 (14.21%) Developer
2 341 (11.65%) Consultant
3 312 (10.66%) Analyst
4 258 (8.81%) Architect
5 175 (5.98%) Network Engineer
6 157 (5.36%) Support Engineer
7 135 (4.61%) Software Engineer
8 124 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 109 (3.72%) Java Developer
10 99 (3.38%) Project Manager
11 97 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
12 80 (2.73%) Software Developer
13 78 (2.66%) .NET Developer
14 73 (2.49%) Security Consultant
15 71 (2.43%) Administrator
15 71 (2.43%) Security Engineer
15 71 (2.43%) SOC Analyst
16 70 (2.39%) Security Architect
17 66 (2.25%) Tester
18 65 (2.22%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (7.86%) .NET
2 187 (6.39%) Web Services
3 186 (6.35%) HTML
4 104 (3.55%) ASP.NET
5 98 (3.35%) XML
6 94 (3.21%) CSS
7 87 (2.97%) J2EE
8 84 (2.87%) AngularJS
9 70 (2.39%) HTML5
10 68 (2.32%) .NET Framework
10 68 (2.32%) Spring
11 66 (2.25%) SOAP
12 65 (2.22%) REST
13 48 (1.64%) Node.js
14 44 (1.50%) Middleware
15 41 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC
16 40 (1.37%) JSON
16 40 (1.37%) XSLT
17 38 (1.30%) WSDL
18 37 (1.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 247 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
2 204 (6.97%) Management Information System
3 107 (3.66%) Data Centre
4 106 (3.62%) Computer Science
5 83 (2.84%) CESG
6 76 (2.60%) Driving Licence
7 71 (2.43%) PKI
8 56 (1.91%) Security Operations Centre
9 51 (1.74%) User Experience
10 40 (1.37%) Cyber Attack
11 38 (1.30%) Clustering
12 36 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
13 35 (1.20%) Private Cloud
14 33 (1.13%) Algorithms
14 33 (1.13%) Cyberthreat
15 30 (1.02%) Mobile App
16 29 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
16 29 (0.99%) Public Cloud
17 26 (0.89%) CMDB
17 26 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 666 (22.75%) Windows
2 417 (14.25%) Linux
3 236 (8.06%) Unix
4 185 (6.32%) Windows Server
5 98 (3.35%) Windows 7
6 85 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 72 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 66 (2.25%) Windows 10
9 64 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 64 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 60 (2.05%) Android
11 52 (1.78%) Apple iOS
12 45 (1.54%) CentOS
13 36 (1.23%) Solaris
14 20 (0.68%) Windows 8
15 19 (0.65%) Windows XP
16 17 (0.58%) Ubuntu
17 14 (0.48%) Debian
18 12 (0.41%) AIX
19 9 (0.31%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 581 (19.85%) ITIL
2 514 (17.56%) Agile Software Development
3 348 (11.89%) Cybersecurity
4 314 (10.73%) Software Engineering
5 298 (10.18%) Information Security
6 273 (9.33%) Project Management
7 184 (6.29%) Service Delivery
8 182 (6.22%) Continuous Integration
9 168 (5.74%) Mentoring
9 168 (5.74%) Scrum
10 165 (5.64%) Service Management
11 163 (5.57%) Test Automation
12 159 (5.43%) Open Source
13 158 (5.40%) Stakeholder Management
14 155 (5.30%) DevOps
15 152 (5.19%) SDLC
16 142 (4.85%) Presales
17 139 (4.75%) SIEM
18 120 (4.10%) Infrastructure Management
18 120 (4.10%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 445 (15.20%) Java
2 397 (13.56%) C
3 369 (12.61%) SQL
4 273 (9.33%) C#
5 239 (8.17%) JavaScript
6 170 (5.81%) Python
7 155 (5.30%) C++
8 124 (4.24%) PowerShell
9 82 (2.80%) Shell Script
10 60 (2.05%) Scala
11 59 (2.02%) PL/SQL
12 52 (1.78%) VB
13 48 (1.64%) Ruby
14 47 (1.61%) Bash Shell
15 41 (1.40%) PHP
16 34 (1.16%) Perl
17 32 (1.09%) Go
17 32 (1.09%) VBA
18 29 (0.99%) XPath
19 28 (0.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2927 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 494 (16.88%) DV Cleared
3 450 (15.37%) Degree
4 239 (8.17%) Cisco Certification
5 224 (7.65%) CISSP
6 152 (5.19%) CCNA
7 120 (4.10%) CCNP
8 118 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 114 (3.89%) CISM
10 99 (3.38%) SANS
11 88 (3.01%) CESG Certified Professional
12 77 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
13 72 (2.46%) CREST Certified
14 70 (2.39%) GIAC
14 70 (2.39%) MCSE
15 66 (2.25%) CEH
16 54 (1.84%) MCSA
17 50 (1.71%) GCIH
17 50 (1.71%) ISTQB
18 49 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (4.37%) SLA
2 122 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (1.64%) PCI DSS
4 42 (1.43%) QA
5 39 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 34 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
7 32 (1.09%) PMO
8 27 (0.92%) Def Stans
9 25 (0.85%) RMADS
10 23 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 21 (0.72%) JSP 440
12 20 (0.68%) Data Quality
13 18 (0.61%) COBIT
13 18 (0.61%) ISO 9001
14 17 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 16 (0.55%) DO-178B
16 14 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 10 (0.34%) DO-254
17 10 (0.34%) GPG13
17 10 (0.34%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 291 (9.94%) Active Directory
2 231 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (2.63%) vSphere
4 74 (2.53%) Hyper-V
5 65 (2.22%) Snort
6 35 (1.20%) Docker
7 34 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
9 23 (0.79%) Dovecot
10 15 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
11 14 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (0.41%) KVM
13 9 (0.31%) Firmware
13 9 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
13 9 (0.31%) XenDesktop
14 8 (0.27%) XenApp
15 7 (0.24%) Apache Flume
16 6 (0.20%) ProxySG
17 5 (0.17%) pfSense
18 4 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 104 (3.55%) SCCM
2 56 (1.91%) Puppet
3 47 (1.61%) Ansible
4 37 (1.26%) Nagios
5 32 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (1.02%) NetBackup
7 23 (0.79%) Nessus
8 22 (0.75%) Nmap
8 22 (0.75%) Terraform
9 19 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
9 19 (0.65%) vCenter Server
10 18 (0.61%) SCOM
10 18 (0.61%) ZABBIX
11 16 (0.55%) Endace
11 16 (0.55%) SCOrch
12 14 (0.48%) Kubernetes
12 14 (0.48%) logstash
12 14 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
13 13 (0.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 13 (0.44%) QRadar
Vendors
1 573 (19.58%) Microsoft
2 298 (10.18%) VMware
3 297 (10.15%) Cisco
4 267 (9.12%) Oracle
5 190 (6.49%) Juniper
6 116 (3.96%) HP
7 105 (3.59%) SAP
8 83 (2.84%) IBM
9 82 (2.80%) Red Hat
10 66 (2.25%) CheckPoint
11 62 (2.12%) F5
12 61 (2.08%) LogRhythm
13 51 (1.74%) Citrix
14 50 (1.71%) Palo Alto
15 48 (1.64%) McAfee
16 47 (1.61%) ArcSight
16 47 (1.61%) Remedy
17 39 (1.33%) Google
18 35 (1.20%) Dell
19 34 (1.16%) EMC
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hamilton, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: £96,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Alpha IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + security clearance
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 42 minutes ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £24000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + London Location Allowance
Posted: 22 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Networkers
Salary: benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £28,000 per annum + Bonus + Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 90000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 90000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 90000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 80,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Salary: £29832.00 - £32867.00 per annum + +pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Networkers
Salary: benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 85000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago