Period
to 7 July 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 7 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 118 144 217
Rank change year-on-year +26 +73 -6
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2,107 3,693 2,838
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.68% 2.51% 1.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.34% 10.32% 6.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,283 2,311 2,063
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%

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 17,078 35,789 42,347
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.71% 24.35% 23.71%
Number of salaries quoted 12,463 25,876 31,767
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,518 £26,490 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,529
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.06% +4.77%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +27 2,009 £55,000 +4.76% 354
UK excluding London +4 1,516 £50,000 - 290
South East +11 647 £50,000 - 70
London +67 504 £61,750 -1.20% 99
South West -4 369 £55,000 +10.00% 66
Midlands +20 249 £47,500 -5.00% 32
West Midlands +3 182 £50,000 - 26
North of England +93 156 £51,750 +3.50% 31
North West +114 117 £50,000 +8.70% 15
Work from Home +17 112 £60,000 +9.09% 19
East Midlands +97 74 £46,500 +24.00% 6
East of England -21 71 £52,500 +23.53% 56
Scotland +106 36 £47,000 -1.05% 22
Yorkshire +67 35 £63,750 +27.50% 11
Wales -2 12 £50,000 +11.11% 13
North East +18 4 £50,000 +42.86% 5
Northern Ireland +25 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 2,107 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 723 (34.31%) Agile Software Development
3 382 (18.13%) DV Cleared
4 365 (17.32%) Microsoft
5 353 (16.75%) Windows
6 332 (15.76%) Java
7 288 (13.67%) Linux
8 285 (13.53%) Cybersecurity
9 260 (12.34%) DevOps
10 255 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
11 244 (11.58%) ITIL
12 241 (11.44%) Python
13 227 (10.77%) Degree
14 224 (10.63%) AWS
15 223 (10.58%) SQL
16 214 (10.16%) Azure
17 209 (9.92%) Public Sector
18 195 (9.25%) C#
19 194 (9.21%) JavaScript
20 192 (9.11%) VMware
21 185 (8.78%) Oracle
22 174 (8.26%) Information Security
23 168 (7.97%) Finance
23 168 (7.97%) Active Directory
24 167 (7.93%) SQL Server
25 163 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
26 150 (7.12%) Scrum
26 150 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
27 148 (7.02%) Firewall
28 143 (6.79%) Software Engineering

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 99 (4.70%) SharePoint
2 53 (2.52%) Confluence
3 45 (2.14%) Apache Spark
4 39 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
5 38 (1.80%) Tomcat
6 30 (1.42%) MS Exchange
7 28 (1.33%) Apache
8 27 (1.28%) Apache Solr
9 26 (1.23%) IIS
10 19 (0.90%) Skype for Business
11 17 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (0.62%) WebSphere
14 12 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
15 11 (0.52%) WildFly
16 10 (0.47%) ArcGIS
17 9 (0.43%) NetWeaver
18 8 (0.38%) JBoss
18 8 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 7 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 52 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.24%) Adobe XD
5 5 (0.24%) InVision
5 5 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
5 5 (0.24%) Simulink
5 5 (0.24%) Sketch
5 5 (0.24%) UXPin
6 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
6 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.19%) Windchill
7 2 (0.095%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.047%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.047%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.047%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 19 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
4 11 (0.52%) SAP HR
5 10 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.47%) SAP PSCD
5 10 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
6 9 (0.43%) Maximo
6 9 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
6 9 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
6 9 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
6 9 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
6 9 (0.43%) SAP CO
6 9 (0.43%) SAP FI
6 9 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
7 8 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
9 6 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 224 (10.63%) AWS
2 214 (10.16%) Azure
3 89 (4.22%) Office 365
4 57 (2.71%) SaaS
5 52 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
6 47 (2.23%) PaaS
7 40 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
8 33 (1.57%) IaaS
9 31 (1.47%) Power Platform
10 22 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 22 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
11 19 (0.90%) Amazon S3
12 18 (0.85%) GCP
12 18 (0.85%) OneDrive
13 17 (0.81%) GitHub
14 16 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
15 13 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
16 12 (0.57%) OpenShift
17 11 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
17 11 (0.52%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 148 (7.02%) Firewall
2 88 (4.18%) WAN
3 87 (4.13%) LAN
4 82 (3.89%) Internet
5 65 (3.08%) DNS
6 55 (2.61%) Network Security
6 55 (2.61%) TCP/IP
7 45 (2.14%) Skype
8 33 (1.57%) HTTP
9 32 (1.52%) VPN
10 26 (1.23%) Wireless
11 25 (1.19%) OSPF
12 24 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
13 23 (1.09%) DHCP
13 23 (1.09%) SAN
14 22 (1.04%) BGP
15 17 (0.81%) FTP
15 17 (0.81%) SMTP
15 17 (0.81%) Structured Cabling
16 15 (0.71%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 90 (4.27%) Big Data
3 71 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
4 67 (3.18%) MongoDB
5 57 (2.71%) Hadoop
6 36 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
7 26 (1.23%) Oracle Database
8 25 (1.19%) NoSQL
8 25 (1.19%) Power BI
8 25 (1.19%) Relational Database
9 24 (1.14%) SQL Server 2017
10 23 (1.09%) MySQL
11 22 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
12 20 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
13 17 (0.81%) IBM InfoSphere
14 16 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (0.76%) HBase
15 15 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
15 15 (0.71%) KNIME
Development Applications
1 111 (5.27%) Jenkins
2 101 (4.79%) Git (software)
3 98 (4.65%) JIRA
4 53 (2.52%) Selenium
5 48 (2.28%) Maven
6 43 (2.04%) Cucumber
7 42 (1.99%) JUnit
8 34 (1.61%) Subversion
9 33 (1.57%) Mockito
10 28 (1.33%) DbUnit
10 28 (1.33%) jMock
11 27 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (1.23%) SonarQube
12 26 (1.23%) Visual Studio
13 25 (1.19%) GitLab
14 24 (1.14%) JMeter
14 24 (1.14%) Rational DOORS
15 20 (0.95%) WebDriver
16 19 (0.90%) Eclipse
17 18 (0.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 209 (9.92%) Public Sector
2 168 (7.97%) Finance
3 133 (6.31%) Law
4 108 (5.13%) Aerospace
5 87 (4.13%) Military
6 79 (3.75%) Back Office
7 75 (3.56%) Legal
8 72 (3.42%) Telecoms
9 52 (2.47%) Police
10 44 (2.09%) Electronics
11 30 (1.42%) Manufacturing
12 26 (1.23%) Retail
13 25 (1.19%) Local Government
14 19 (0.90%) Banking
15 15 (0.71%) Marketing
16 11 (0.52%) Automotive
17 9 (0.43%) Advertising
17 9 (0.43%) General Ledger
18 7 (0.33%) Games
19 5 (0.24%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 312 (14.81%) Developer
2 236 (11.20%) Analyst
3 210 (9.97%) Architect
4 150 (7.12%) Consultant
5 97 (4.60%) Java Developer
6 96 (4.56%) Support Engineer
7 80 (3.80%) Software Engineer
8 75 (3.56%) Network Engineer
9 62 (2.94%) Business Analyst
9 62 (2.94%) Security Analyst
10 60 (2.85%) DevOps Engineer
11 56 (2.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 55 (2.61%) IT Support
13 49 (2.33%) Administrator
13 49 (2.33%) Security Consultant
13 49 (2.33%) Software Developer
14 45 (2.14%) Test Engineer
15 43 (2.04%) Project Manager
16 42 (1.99%) Junior
16 42 (1.99%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (5.74%) Web Services
2 120 (5.70%) .NET
3 104 (4.94%) HTML
4 96 (4.56%) Spring
5 91 (4.32%) CSS
6 77 (3.65%) REST
7 71 (3.37%) RESTful
8 67 (3.18%) AngularJS
9 57 (2.71%) SOAP
10 54 (2.56%) XML
11 53 (2.52%) .NET Framework
11 53 (2.52%) HTML5
12 52 (2.47%) ASP.NET
13 42 (1.99%) Node.js
14 33 (1.57%) Hibernate
15 32 (1.52%) Apache Camel
15 32 (1.52%) J2EE
15 32 (1.52%) React
16 30 (1.42%) Kafka
17 29 (1.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 150 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (4.56%) Management Information System
3 84 (3.99%) Data Centre
4 73 (3.46%) Cybercrime
5 56 (2.66%) Cyberthreat
6 53 (2.52%) Security Operations Centre
7 51 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
8 45 (2.14%) User Experience
9 41 (1.95%) Driving Licence
10 40 (1.90%) Public Cloud
11 35 (1.66%) CMDB
12 26 (1.23%) Algorithms
13 24 (1.14%) CESG
14 23 (1.09%) Clustering
14 23 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
14 23 (1.09%) Virtual Team
15 22 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
16 21 (1.00%) Cyberattack
17 20 (0.95%) PKI
18 19 (0.90%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 353 (16.75%) Windows
2 288 (13.67%) Linux
3 106 (5.03%) Windows Server
4 82 (3.89%) Windows 10
5 49 (2.33%) Unix
6 38 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (1.33%) Windows 7
9 25 (1.19%) CentOS
10 24 (1.14%) Mac OS
11 21 (1.00%) Windows Server 2016
12 20 (0.95%) Ubuntu
13 18 (0.85%) Windows XP
14 13 (0.62%) Debian
14 13 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
16 10 (0.47%) Solaris
17 8 (0.38%) Android
18 7 (0.33%) VMS
19 5 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 723 (34.31%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (13.53%) Cybersecurity
3 260 (12.34%) DevOps
4 255 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
5 244 (11.58%) ITIL
6 174 (8.26%) Information Security
7 163 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 150 (7.12%) Scrum
9 143 (6.79%) Software Engineering
10 141 (6.69%) Migration
11 128 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
12 124 (5.89%) Project Management
13 119 (5.65%) Risk Management
14 116 (5.51%) SIEM
14 116 (5.51%) Test Automation
15 111 (5.27%) Analytics
16 109 (5.17%) Information Assurance
17 93 (4.41%) Mentoring
18 92 (4.37%) TDD
19 90 (4.27%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 332 (15.76%) Java
2 241 (11.44%) Python
3 223 (10.58%) SQL
4 195 (9.25%) C#
5 194 (9.21%) JavaScript
6 134 (6.36%) C++
7 128 (6.07%) C
8 83 (3.94%) PowerShell
9 60 (2.85%) Bash Shell
10 47 (2.23%) Ruby
11 40 (1.90%) Perl
12 36 (1.71%) Java 8
12 36 (1.71%) R
12 36 (1.71%) Scala
13 29 (1.38%) ABAP
14 25 (1.19%) MATLAB
14 25 (1.19%) PL/SQL
15 17 (0.81%) Ada
16 14 (0.66%) Shell Script
17 13 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2,107 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 382 (18.13%) DV Cleared
3 227 (10.77%) Degree
4 118 (5.60%) CISSP
5 108 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
6 84 (3.99%) CISM
7 73 (3.46%) CESG Certified Professional
8 70 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 57 (2.71%) CCNP
10 55 (2.61%) CCNA
11 43 (2.04%) CRISC
12 42 (1.99%) MCSE
13 39 (1.85%) MCSA
14 38 (1.80%) CREST Certified
15 30 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
15 30 (1.42%) OSCP
16 29 (1.38%) CCIE
17 27 (1.28%) CEH
18 26 (1.23%) CTC Cleared
18 26 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (6.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 108 (5.13%) SLA
3 57 (2.71%) QA
4 51 (2.42%) JSP 440
5 40 (1.90%) GDPR
6 38 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials
7 35 (1.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 31 (1.47%) Data Quality
8 31 (1.47%) NCSC
9 29 (1.38%) NIST
10 25 (1.19%) RMADS
11 23 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 15 (0.71%) PMO
13 14 (0.66%) ISO 9001
14 13 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 13 (0.62%) PCI DSS
15 9 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 8 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
16 8 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 7 (0.33%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 168 (7.97%) Active Directory
2 119 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (4.65%) Docker
4 38 (1.80%) Hyper-V
5 30 (1.42%) vSphere
6 28 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 20 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (0.85%) Firmware
10 16 (0.76%) VMware NSX
11 10 (0.47%) NFS
12 7 (0.33%) Postfix
13 6 (0.28%) NDS
14 5 (0.24%) NetIQ eDirectory
15 4 (0.19%) KVM
15 4 (0.19%) Snort
16 2 (0.095%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 2 (0.095%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (0.095%) XenApp
16 2 (0.095%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 79 (3.75%) Ansible
2 69 (3.27%) SCCM
3 67 (3.18%) Terraform
4 63 (2.99%) SCOM
5 60 (2.85%) Kubernetes
6 46 (2.18%) Puppet
7 33 (1.57%) WSUS
8 32 (1.52%) QRadar
9 20 (0.95%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 19 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
10 19 (0.90%) vCenter Server
11 18 (0.85%) Packer
12 15 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
12 15 (0.71%) Salt
13 14 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
14 13 (0.62%) Nessus
15 12 (0.57%) Grafana
15 12 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
16 10 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
16 10 (0.47%) SELinux
Vendors
1 365 (17.32%) Microsoft
2 192 (9.11%) VMware
3 185 (8.78%) Oracle
4 140 (6.64%) Cisco
5 79 (3.75%) SAP
5 79 (3.75%) Splunk
6 63 (2.99%) Juniper
7 55 (2.61%) LogRhythm
8 52 (2.47%) Dell
9 41 (1.95%) HP
10 36 (1.71%) IBM
11 35 (1.66%) Red Hat
12 30 (1.42%) Capita
13 28 (1.33%) SolarWinds
14 27 (1.28%) Palo Alto
15 26 (1.23%) ArcSight
16 25 (1.19%) NetIQ
17 24 (1.14%) McAfee
18 22 (1.04%) Google
18 22 (1.04%) Remedy