Period
to 20 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 106 131 150
Rank change year-on-year +25 +19 -45
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 181 191 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.47% 2.25% 2.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.98% 8.26% 8.70%
Number of salaries quoted 118 83 149
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.85% +9.47%
10th Percentile £33,900 £25,200 £27,500
90th Percentile £76,438 £72,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.86% +10.53% +5.56%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,813 2,312 2,392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.76% 27.25% 23.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,347 1,540 1,841
West Midlands median annual salary £45,933 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.08% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,375 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in the West Midlands

SC Cleared
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for SC Cleared in the West Midlands

SC Cleared
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

Salary histogram for SC Cleared in the West Midlands

SC Cleared
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2019. 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
Birmingham +2 60 £50,000 -13.04% 16
Worcestershire -3 36 £48,750 -11.76% 6
Warwickshire -1 32 £45,000 +50.00% 3
Shropshire +12 19 £70,000 +27.27% 8
Solihull -14 17 £55,000 +120.00% 2
Staffordshire +9 5 £39,598 - 11
Coventry -1 3 £50,000 -
Wolverhampton +17 1 £45,000 -
Herefordshire -3 1 - -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 181 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 43 (23.76%) Cybersecurity
3 41 (22.65%) Public Sector
4 34 (18.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 31 (17.13%) Information Security
6 29 (16.02%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (14.36%) Linux
8 23 (12.71%) Unix
8 23 (12.71%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (12.15%) ISO 22301
10 21 (11.60%) C#
11 20 (11.05%) Cisco
11 20 (11.05%) PCI DSS
11 20 (11.05%) GDPR
12 19 (10.50%) DV Cleared
12 19 (10.50%) Data Protection
12 19 (10.50%) Degree
12 19 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
12 19 (10.50%) Microsoft
13 18 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (9.94%) SDLC
13 18 (9.94%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 17 (9.39%) Java
15 16 (8.84%) ITIL
15 16 (8.84%) Service Delivery
15 16 (8.84%) Penetration Testing
16 15 (8.29%) Python
17 14 (7.73%) Software Engineering
17 14 (7.73%) Azure
17 14 (7.73%) SIEM

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (1.66%) SAS
1 3 (1.66%) Umbraco
2 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.55%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.66%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.55%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.55%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.73%) Azure
2 10 (5.52%) AWS
3 5 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.21%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.66%) Office 365
6 2 (1.10%) GCP
6 2 (1.10%) IaaS
6 2 (1.10%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.10%) PaaS
6 2 (1.10%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.10%) Serverless
7 1 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.55%) SaaS
7 1 (0.55%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.08%) Firewall
1 11 (6.08%) WAN
2 10 (5.52%) Network Security
2 10 (5.52%) SAN
3 9 (4.97%) LAN
4 4 (2.21%) DNS
4 4 (2.21%) Internet
4 4 (2.21%) MPLS
4 4 (2.21%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.66%) DHCP
5 3 (1.66%) RTP
5 3 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.66%) Wireless
6 2 (1.10%) BGP
6 2 (1.10%) Junos
6 2 (1.10%) OSPF
6 2 (1.10%) RSVP
6 2 (1.10%) VoIP
6 2 (1.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.76%) MySQL
3 4 (2.21%) Big Data
4 3 (1.66%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (1.66%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.66%) Pentaho
5 2 (1.10%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.10%) Power BI
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.55%) SQLite
6 1 (0.55%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 9 (4.97%) JMeter
1 9 (4.97%) LoadRunner
1 9 (4.97%) NeoLoad
1 9 (4.97%) SilkPerformer
2 7 (3.87%) Selenium
2 7 (3.87%) WebDriver
3 6 (3.31%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.31%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (1.66%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.10%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.10%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.10%) Maven
6 1 (0.55%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.55%) JIRA
6 1 (0.55%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 41 (22.65%) Public Sector
2 9 (4.97%) Aerospace
3 8 (4.42%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.31%) Electronics
5 5 (2.76%) Legal
5 5 (2.76%) Military
6 3 (1.66%) Advertising
6 3 (1.66%) Marketing
7 2 (1.10%) Finance
7 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (17.13%) Consultant
2 21 (11.60%) Security Consultant
3 19 (10.50%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 18 (9.94%) Analyst
5 16 (8.84%) Developer
5 16 (8.84%) Senior Test Engineer
5 16 (8.84%) Test Engineer
6 11 (6.08%) Software Engineer
6 11 (6.08%) Tester
7 10 (5.52%) Penetration Tester
8 9 (4.97%) Architect
8 9 (4.97%) Performance Engineer
8 9 (4.97%) Performance Test Engineer
8 9 (4.97%) Senior Performance Engineer
9 7 (3.87%) Security Engineer
9 7 (3.87%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 7 (3.87%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (3.31%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.31%) Administrator
10 6 (3.31%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.08%) .NET
2 6 (3.31%) ASP.NET
2 6 (3.31%) JSON
2 6 (3.31%) Web Services
3 4 (2.21%) .NET Framework
3 4 (2.21%) jQuery
4 3 (1.66%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (1.66%) CSS
4 3 (1.66%) Entity Framework
4 3 (1.66%) HTML
4 3 (1.66%) RESTful
4 3 (1.66%) XML
5 1 (0.55%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.55%) Anaconda
5 1 (0.55%) Guava
5 1 (0.55%) JDBC
5 1 (0.55%) LDAP
5 1 (0.55%) REST
5 1 (0.55%) Spring
5 1 (0.55%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.18%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.97%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.97%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (3.31%) Algorithms
4 6 (3.31%) VHDL
5 5 (2.76%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.21%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.66%) Clustering
7 3 (1.66%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.10%) CESG
8 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.10%) NHS
8 2 (1.10%) PKI
8 2 (1.10%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.55%) ASIC
9 1 (0.55%) CPLD
9 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.36%) Linux
2 23 (12.71%) Unix
3 12 (6.63%) Solaris
3 12 (6.63%) Windows
4 8 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.31%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.21%) SUSE
7 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.10%) HPUX
9 1 (0.55%) AIX
9 1 (0.55%) CentOS
9 1 (0.55%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.55%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (23.76%) Cybersecurity
2 31 (17.13%) Information Security
3 29 (16.02%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (12.71%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (10.50%) Data Protection
6 18 (9.94%) SDLC
6 18 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (8.84%) ITIL
7 16 (8.84%) Penetration Testing
7 16 (8.84%) Service Delivery
8 14 (7.73%) SIEM
8 14 (7.73%) Software Engineering
9 12 (6.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (6.63%) Performance Testing
9 12 (6.63%) UML
10 11 (6.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (6.08%) Incident Management
10 11 (6.08%) Risk Assessment
10 11 (6.08%) Scrum
11 10 (5.52%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.60%) C#
2 17 (9.39%) Java
3 15 (8.29%) Python
4 13 (7.18%) C++
5 10 (5.52%) SQL
6 9 (4.97%) JavaScript
6 9 (4.97%) Ruby
7 8 (4.42%) C
8 5 (2.76%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.21%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.66%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.10%) Go
11 2 (1.10%) Perl
11 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.10%) R
12 1 (0.55%) Java 8
12 1 (0.55%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.55%) VB
12 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 181 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.50%) Degree
2 19 (10.50%) DV Cleared
3 18 (9.94%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 13 (7.18%) CCNP
4 13 (7.18%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (7.18%) OSCP
5 11 (6.08%) CISSP
6 9 (4.97%) CISA
6 9 (4.97%) CREST Certified
7 8 (4.42%) BC Cleared
7 8 (4.42%) CCNA
7 8 (4.42%) JNCIA
8 7 (3.87%) CompTIA Security+
8 7 (3.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (3.31%) MCSA
9 6 (3.31%) SANS
10 5 (2.76%) CISM
10 5 (2.76%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (2.76%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (18.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (12.15%) ISO 22301
3 20 (11.05%) GDPR
3 20 (11.05%) PCI DSS
4 7 (3.87%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 5 (2.76%) NCSC
6 4 (2.21%) NIST
7 3 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (1.66%) QA
7 3 (1.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (1.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (1.10%) PA-DSS
8 2 (1.10%) SLA
9 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.66%) Docker
2 3 (1.66%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.66%) VMware Server
3 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.55%) Firmware
4 1 (0.55%) KVM
4 1 (0.55%) NFS
4 1 (0.55%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.31%) EnCase
2 5 (2.76%) SELinux
3 4 (2.21%) CSIRT
3 4 (2.21%) Puppet
3 4 (2.21%) Terraform
4 3 (1.66%) Ansible
4 3 (1.66%) SCCM
5 2 (1.10%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.10%) WSUS
6 1 (0.55%) CASB
6 1 (0.55%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.55%) FTK
6 1 (0.55%) Grafana
6 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.55%) Nagios
6 1 (0.55%) Nessus
6 1 (0.55%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.55%) Rsyslog
6 1 (0.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (11.05%) Cisco
2 19 (10.50%) Microsoft
3 13 (7.18%) Juniper
4 11 (6.08%) Fujitsu
4 11 (6.08%) VMware
5 6 (3.31%) Oracle
6 4 (2.21%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.21%) Palo Alto
7 3 (1.66%) Cloudera
7 3 (1.66%) F5
7 3 (1.66%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.66%) Remedy
8 2 (1.10%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.10%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.10%) BMC
8 2 (1.10%) Forcepoint
8 2 (1.10%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.10%) Nokia
8 2 (1.10%) Splunk
9 1 (0.55%) Tableau