Period
to 23 May 2018

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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 186 113
Rank change year-on-year +32 -73 -17
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 173 135 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.85% 1.40% 2.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.29% 5.96% 9.09%
Number of salaries quoted 91 106 201
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £70,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% -5.26% -1.04%

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 2,373 2,265 3,222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.40% 23.51% 26.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,525 1,762 2,421
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £24,350 £23,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £61,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,658
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.55% +3.68%

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 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 2018. 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 +20 94 £57,500 +9.52% 15
Shropshire +31 21 £50,000 +66.67% 4
Worcestershire +16 15 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Wolverhampton -10 13 £42,500 +13.33%
Warwickshire +17 12 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Solihull +19 9 - - 12
Coventry -9 3 £50,000 +19.05%
Staffordshire +2 1 £36,500 -5.81% 2
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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.

1 173 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 52 (30.06%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (27.17%) ITIL
4 39 (22.54%) Microsoft
5 29 (16.76%) Information Security
6 28 (16.18%) Data Centre
7 27 (15.61%) Windows
8 26 (15.03%) Service Delivery
9 22 (12.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 22 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (12.14%) C#
10 21 (12.14%) Java
11 20 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (11.56%) Degree
11 20 (11.56%) SIEM
11 20 (11.56%) Cyber Essentials
12 19 (10.98%) Firewall
13 18 (10.40%) Scrum
13 18 (10.40%) Project Management
13 18 (10.40%) Active Directory
13 18 (10.40%) Presales
14 17 (9.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 17 (9.83%) Cisco
14 17 (9.83%) CISSP
14 17 (9.83%) CRM
14 17 (9.83%) MCSE
14 17 (9.83%) CISM
14 17 (9.83%) Service Management
15 16 (9.25%) PCI DSS
15 16 (9.25%) ITIL V3

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 6 (3.47%) NetWeaver
2 3 (1.73%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.16%) Confluence
3 2 (1.16%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (5.78%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (7.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.73%) assyst
2 3 (1.73%) Sentinel
3 2 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.58%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.78%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.05%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (3.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.89%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.31%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (2.31%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (2.31%) Serverless
7 2 (1.16%) Office 365
8 1 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.98%) Firewall
2 8 (4.62%) Network Security
3 5 (2.89%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.31%) 2G
4 4 (2.31%) 3G
4 4 (2.31%) 4G
4 4 (2.31%) DNS
4 4 (2.31%) Internet
4 4 (2.31%) LTE
5 3 (1.73%) BGP
5 3 (1.73%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.73%) MPLS
5 3 (1.73%) OSPF
5 3 (1.73%) VPN
5 3 (1.73%) WAN
6 2 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.16%) DHCP
6 2 (1.16%) SAN
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.58%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.62%) Power BI
2 8 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (3.47%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.89%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.73%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.58%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.58%) QlikView
6 1 (0.58%) Redis
6 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.47%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.31%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.31%) JIRA
2 4 (2.31%) Subversion
3 2 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.16%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.16%) JUnit
3 2 (1.16%) Selenium
3 2 (1.16%) TestNG
3 2 (1.16%) Toad
3 2 (1.16%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.58%) StarTeam
General
1 11 (6.36%) Finance
2 8 (4.62%) Legal
3 7 (4.05%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.05%) Publishing
3 7 (4.05%) Retail
3 7 (4.05%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.31%) Advertising
5 3 (1.73%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.16%) Automotive
7 1 (0.58%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 26 (15.03%) Consultant
2 20 (11.56%) Architect
3 19 (10.98%) Analyst
4 18 (10.40%) Developer
5 16 (9.25%) Compliance Manager
5 16 (9.25%) Security Compliance Manager
5 16 (9.25%) Security Manager
6 14 (8.09%) Information Manager
7 13 (7.51%) Information Security Compliance Manager
7 13 (7.51%) Information Security Manager
7 13 (7.51%) Network Engineer
8 9 (5.20%) Lead Architect
8 9 (5.20%) Microsoft Consultant
9 7 (4.05%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 7 (4.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 7 (4.05%) Cloud Architect
9 7 (4.05%) Microsoft BI Consultant
9 7 (4.05%) Microsoft Developer
9 7 (4.05%) Report Developer
9 7 (4.05%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.09%) .NET
2 9 (5.20%) XML
3 6 (3.47%) SAP Basis
4 5 (2.89%) .NET Framework
4 5 (2.89%) Entity Framework
5 3 (1.73%) CSS
5 3 (1.73%) HTML
5 3 (1.73%) HTML5
6 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.16%) JSON
6 2 (1.16%) XSL
7 1 (0.58%) Angular 2
7 1 (0.58%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.58%) Node.js
7 1 (0.58%) React
7 1 (0.58%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.18%) Data Centre
2 22 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.09%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (4.05%) Clustering
4 7 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.05%) Virtual Team
5 5 (2.89%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.31%) User Experience
7 3 (1.73%) CESG
7 3 (1.73%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.16%) PKI
8 2 (1.16%) Replication
9 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.58%) Fintech
9 1 (0.58%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 27 (15.61%) Windows
2 9 (5.20%) Unix
3 7 (4.05%) Windows 10
4 6 (3.47%) Linux
5 5 (2.89%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.16%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.16%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (30.06%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (27.17%) ITIL
3 29 (16.76%) Information Security
4 26 (15.03%) Service Delivery
5 20 (11.56%) SIEM
6 18 (10.40%) Presales
6 18 (10.40%) Project Management
6 18 (10.40%) Scrum
7 17 (9.83%) CRM
7 17 (9.83%) Service Management
8 16 (9.25%) ITIL V3
9 15 (8.67%) DevOps
9 15 (8.67%) Line Management
10 14 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (5.78%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 9 (5.20%) Cryptography
12 9 (5.20%) Customer Requirements
12 9 (5.20%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (5.20%) Information Assurance
12 9 (5.20%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.14%) C#
1 21 (12.14%) Java
2 11 (6.36%) SQL
3 10 (5.78%) Scala
4 9 (5.20%) C
5 8 (4.62%) JavaScript
6 7 (4.05%) ABAP
7 6 (3.47%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.89%) PHP
8 5 (2.89%) Python
9 4 (2.31%) Ruby
10 3 (1.73%) C++
11 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.58%) Fortran
11 1 (0.58%) Go
11 1 (0.58%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.58%) Perl
Qualifications
1 173 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (11.56%) Degree
2 20 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (9.83%) CISM
3 17 (9.83%) CISSP
3 17 (9.83%) MCSE
4 15 (8.67%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (7.51%) CCNP
6 9 (5.20%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (4.62%) CCDP
7 8 (4.62%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (4.05%) DV Cleared
9 5 (2.89%) CCNA
10 4 (2.31%) PhD
11 3 (1.73%) CISA
12 2 (1.16%) CCSP
12 2 (1.16%) ISEB
12 2 (1.16%) JNCIS
12 2 (1.16%) MCSA
12 2 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (11.56%) Cyber Essentials
3 17 (9.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 16 (9.25%) PCI DSS
5 5 (2.89%) QA
6 4 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (2.31%) PMO
6 4 (2.31%) SLA
7 3 (1.73%) GDPR
7 3 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.58%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 18 (10.40%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.47%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.73%) Docker
4 3 (1.73%) Firmware
5 2 (1.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.47%) Ansible
1 6 (3.47%) Microsoft Clustering
1 6 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (3.47%) Puppet
1 6 (3.47%) Terraform
2 4 (2.31%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.16%) SCCM
3 2 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.58%) QRadar
4 1 (0.58%) Salt
Vendors
1 39 (22.54%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.83%) Cisco
3 11 (6.36%) CheckPoint
3 11 (6.36%) F5
3 11 (6.36%) Nokia
3 11 (6.36%) VMware
4 9 (5.20%) Oracle
5 8 (4.62%) Citrix
6 7 (4.05%) SAP
7 4 (2.31%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.73%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.16%) Capita
9 2 (1.16%) Meraki
9 2 (1.16%) Minitab
9 2 (1.16%) Remedy
9 2 (1.16%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.16%) Veeam
9 2 (1.16%) webMethods
10 1 (0.58%) Ivanti
10 1 (0.58%) LogRhythm