Period
to 20 January 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 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 157 124
Rank change year-on-year +63 -33 +47
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 212 170 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.76% 1.74% 2.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.67% 7.64% 9.21%
Number of salaries quoted 76 109 137
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% +3.83%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,840 £24,750
90th Percentile £78,125 £72,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,095 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.77% - -

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 2,192 2,224 2,648
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.58% 22.80% 25.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,458 1,609 1,933
West Midlands median annual salary £43,429 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,750 £62,900
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 January 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 January 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 +43 105 £55,000 +6.28% 25
Worcestershire +18 60 £61,250 +2.08% 22
Solihull +23 18 £25,000 - 5
Shropshire -19 14 £55,000 +22.22% 6
Coventry 0 4 £27,500 -46.60% 3
Warwickshire +33 3 £45,000 -35.71% 8
Herefordshire - 2 £45,000 -
Staffordshire +25 1 - - 6
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 212 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 69 (32.55%) ITIL
3 52 (24.53%) Service Delivery
4 47 (22.17%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (19.81%) Problem-Solving
6 39 (18.40%) GDPR
6 39 (18.40%) Data Protection
7 34 (16.04%) ITSM
8 33 (15.57%) Firewall
8 33 (15.57%) Information Security
9 32 (15.09%) SLA
10 30 (14.15%) Microsoft
10 30 (14.15%) CISSP
10 30 (14.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 27 (12.74%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (12.26%) CISM
12 26 (12.26%) Cisco
12 26 (12.26%) Data Centre
13 25 (11.79%) SIEM
13 25 (11.79%) UML
13 25 (11.79%) Finance
14 24 (11.32%) SDLC
15 23 (10.85%) Software Engineering
15 23 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (10.85%) Microsoft Excel
16 22 (10.38%) Performance Management
17 21 (9.91%) PCI DSS
17 21 (9.91%) DV Cleared
17 21 (9.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 21 (9.91%) Java

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 4 (1.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.94%) Apache
2 2 (0.94%) Confluence
2 2 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (10.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (9.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (4.72%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.42%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.47%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.89%) PaaS
4 3 (1.42%) GitHub
4 3 (1.42%) IaaS
4 3 (1.42%) Office 365
5 2 (0.94%) npm
6 1 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (15.57%) Firewall
2 14 (6.60%) WAN
3 9 (4.25%) LAN
4 8 (3.77%) Wireless
5 7 (3.30%) Intelligent Network
5 7 (3.30%) Internet
5 7 (3.30%) NetScaler
6 6 (2.83%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.36%) Junos
8 3 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.94%) BGP
9 2 (0.94%) MPLS
9 2 (0.94%) OpenVPN
10 1 (0.47%) Cisco IPT
10 1 (0.47%) Network Security
10 1 (0.47%) OSPF
10 1 (0.47%) RIP
10 1 (0.47%) SAN
10 1 (0.47%) VLAN
10 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.36%) Big Data
2 4 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.42%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.94%) Qlik Sense
4 2 (0.94%) QlikView
4 2 (0.94%) Redis
4 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.47%) OLTP
5 1 (0.47%) Power BI
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.77%) Cucumber
2 7 (3.30%) JMeter
2 7 (3.30%) Selenium
3 6 (2.83%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.83%) SoapUI
4 5 (2.36%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.89%) JIRA
5 4 (1.89%) LoadRunner
5 4 (1.89%) Maven
5 4 (1.89%) NeoLoad
6 3 (1.42%) GitLab
7 2 (0.94%) DbUnit
7 2 (0.94%) Hudson
7 2 (0.94%) JUnit
7 2 (0.94%) Mockito
7 2 (0.94%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.94%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.94%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.94%) webpack
General
1 25 (11.79%) Finance
2 4 (1.89%) Aerospace
2 4 (1.89%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.42%) Law
3 3 (1.42%) Legal
4 2 (0.94%) Electronics
4 2 (0.94%) Local Government
4 2 (0.94%) Military
Job Titles
1 30 (14.15%) Developer
2 25 (11.79%) Delivery Manager
2 25 (11.79%) Network Engineer
3 22 (10.38%) Analyst
4 20 (9.43%) Service Manager
5 19 (8.96%) Security Manager
6 18 (8.49%) Information Manager
6 18 (8.49%) Information Security Manager
7 17 (8.02%) Consultant
8 16 (7.55%) Software Engineer
9 14 (6.60%) Security Consultant
10 13 (6.13%) Services Delivery Manager
11 12 (5.66%) C# Developer
11 12 (5.66%) Compliance Manager
11 12 (5.66%) Information Security Compliance Manager
11 12 (5.66%) Security Compliance Manager
11 12 (5.66%) Service Analyst
12 11 (5.19%) C++ Software Engineer
12 11 (5.19%) Junior
12 11 (5.19%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.66%) CSS
2 11 (5.19%) HTML
3 7 (3.30%) Spring
4 6 (2.83%) AngularJS
4 6 (2.83%) Spring Boot
5 5 (2.36%) RESTful
6 3 (1.42%) Backbone.js
6 3 (1.42%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (1.42%) REST
6 3 (1.42%) Web Services
7 2 (0.94%) .NET
7 2 (0.94%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.94%) Apache Camel
7 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.94%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.94%) J2EE
7 2 (0.94%) Kafka
7 2 (0.94%) PowerMock
7 2 (0.94%) SOAP
7 2 (0.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (22.17%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (12.26%) Data Centre
3 12 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.72%) Virtual Team
5 9 (4.25%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.36%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.42%) Cyberattack
7 3 (1.42%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.94%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.94%) ASIC
8 2 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.94%) VHDL
9 1 (0.47%) CESG
9 1 (0.47%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 1 (0.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.47%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.47%) PKI
9 1 (0.47%) PMI
9 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.55%) Linux
2 15 (7.08%) Windows
3 14 (6.60%) Unix
4 3 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.94%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.47%) AIX
6 1 (0.47%) CentOS
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.47%) Solaris
6 1 (0.47%) SUSE
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (32.55%) ITIL
2 52 (24.53%) Service Delivery
3 42 (19.81%) Problem-Solving
4 39 (18.40%) Data Protection
5 34 (16.04%) ITSM
6 33 (15.57%) Information Security
7 27 (12.74%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (11.79%) SIEM
8 25 (11.79%) UML
9 24 (11.32%) SDLC
10 23 (10.85%) Software Engineering
10 23 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (10.38%) Performance Management
12 21 (9.91%) Contract Management
12 21 (9.91%) Cybersecurity
13 20 (9.43%) Incident Management
13 20 (9.43%) Project Management
14 15 (7.08%) Presales
15 12 (5.66%) Change Management
16 11 (5.19%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.91%) Java
2 20 (9.43%) C++
3 18 (8.49%) C#
4 12 (5.66%) SQL
5 6 (2.83%) C
6 4 (1.89%) Java 8
7 3 (1.42%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.42%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.42%) Python
8 2 (0.94%) Ada
8 2 (0.94%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.94%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.47%) R
9 1 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 212 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (14.15%) CISSP
3 26 (12.26%) CISM
4 21 (9.91%) DV Cleared
4 21 (9.91%) ISEB
5 17 (8.02%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (6.60%) CREST Certified
7 13 (6.13%) CCNP
8 10 (4.72%) CCDP
9 9 (4.25%) Degree
10 8 (3.77%) CEH
10 8 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (3.30%) CCA
11 7 (3.30%) CESG Certified Professional
11 7 (3.30%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (3.30%) CRISC
12 6 (2.83%) CISMP
13 5 (2.36%) GCIA
13 5 (2.36%) GCIH
13 5 (2.36%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (18.40%) GDPR
2 32 (15.09%) SLA
3 30 (14.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (9.91%) PCI DSS
5 14 (6.60%) Cyber Essentials
6 13 (6.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 9 (4.25%) QA
8 6 (2.83%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.94%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.94%) DO-254
9 2 (0.94%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.94%) PMO
10 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.47%) PMBOK
System Software
1 14 (6.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.25%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.30%) Hyper-V
3 7 (3.30%) vSphere
3 7 (3.30%) XenApp
3 7 (3.30%) XenDesktop
3 7 (3.30%) XenServer
4 5 (2.36%) Snort
5 2 (0.94%) Squid
6 1 (0.47%) Docker
6 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.30%) XenMobile
2 4 (1.89%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.42%) Ansible
3 3 (1.42%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.42%) Terraform
4 2 (0.94%) SELinux
5 1 (0.47%) Consul
5 1 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.47%) Grafana
5 1 (0.47%) Graphite
5 1 (0.47%) Opsview
5 1 (0.47%) Packer
5 1 (0.47%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.47%) Puppet
5 1 (0.47%) vRealize
Vendors
1 30 (14.15%) Microsoft
2 26 (12.26%) Cisco
3 15 (7.08%) VMware
4 13 (6.13%) CheckPoint
5 11 (5.19%) F5
5 11 (5.19%) Oracle
6 10 (4.72%) Nokia
7 9 (4.25%) Remedy
8 7 (3.30%) Aruba
8 7 (3.30%) Citrix
8 7 (3.30%) Juniper
9 6 (2.83%) ArcSight
9 6 (2.83%) LogRhythm
10 5 (2.36%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.89%) Ivanti
12 3 (1.42%) Huawei
12 3 (1.42%) Splunk
13 1 (0.47%) Barracuda Networks
13 1 (0.47%) SolarWinds
13 1 (0.47%) Tableau