Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 72 134 172
Rank change year-on-year +62 +38 -72
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 289 186 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.77% 2.05% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.19% 7.54% 7.22%
Number of salaries quoted 152 97 134
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -2.33% +7.50%
10th Percentile £34,550 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £71,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.70% -3.16%

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 2,037 2,467 2,410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.60% 27.23% 24.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,459 1,577 1,928
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,545
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +7.29% +1.36%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £63,863
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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
Worcestershire +49 109 £55,000 +41.03% 5
Birmingham +14 67 £48,750 -15.22% 15
Warwickshire -5 34 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Solihull +3 31 £52,500 +110.00% 8
Shropshire -7 19 £55,000 - 7
Staffordshire - 10 £41,000 - 3
Coventry +7 1 £50,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 289 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 77 (26.64%) Problem-Solving
3 64 (22.15%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (19.38%) Cybersecurity
5 55 (19.03%) Degree
6 52 (17.99%) UML
7 50 (17.30%) Linux
8 47 (16.26%) Public Sector
9 45 (15.57%) C++
9 45 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (14.88%) Software Engineering
11 42 (14.53%) C#
12 41 (14.19%) DV Cleared
13 38 (13.15%) SDLC
14 35 (12.11%) Unix
15 29 (10.03%) C
15 29 (10.03%) Information Security
16 27 (9.34%) Aerospace
17 26 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
17 26 (9.00%) Java
17 26 (9.00%) Configuration Management
18 25 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
18 25 (8.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 25 (8.65%) Algorithms
19 24 (8.30%) .NET
19 24 (8.30%) Microsoft
20 23 (7.96%) JavaScript
20 23 (7.96%) Analytics
21 22 (7.61%) Big Data
21 22 (7.61%) Rational DOORS

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 8 (2.77%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.73%) Apache
2 5 (1.73%) Apache Solr
2 5 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.73%) Umbraco
3 3 (1.04%) SAS
4 2 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.35%) assyst
3 1 (0.35%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.35%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.35%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (6.23%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (1.73%) SaaS
5 4 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.38%) Serverless
6 2 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.69%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.69%) Office 365
6 2 (0.69%) PaaS
6 2 (0.69%) Power Platform
6 2 (0.69%) Route 53
7 1 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.35%) Azure Stack
7 1 (0.35%) IaaS
7 1 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.46%) Firewall
2 9 (3.11%) WAN
3 8 (2.77%) SAN
4 6 (2.08%) MPLS
5 5 (1.73%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.38%) BGP
6 4 (1.38%) DNS
6 4 (1.38%) Junos
6 4 (1.38%) RSVP
6 4 (1.38%) VPN
7 3 (1.04%) Cisco Firepower
7 3 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (1.04%) VLAN
8 2 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.69%) DHCP
8 2 (0.69%) SDH
8 2 (0.69%) SNMP
8 2 (0.69%) SSL
8 2 (0.69%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.61%) Big Data
2 10 (3.46%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.77%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.42%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.73%) Apache Accumulo
5 5 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (1.73%) IBM InfoSphere
5 5 (1.73%) MySQL
5 5 (1.73%) Neo4j
5 5 (1.73%) OrientDB
6 4 (1.38%) Pentaho
7 3 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.69%) Power BI
9 1 (0.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (7.61%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (4.50%) JMeter
2 13 (4.50%) LoadRunner
2 13 (4.50%) NeoLoad
2 13 (4.50%) SilkPerformer
3 9 (3.11%) Selenium
3 9 (3.11%) WebDriver
4 8 (2.77%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.42%) Git (software)
6 6 (2.08%) Cucumber
6 6 (2.08%) JIRA
6 6 (2.08%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.73%) Maven
8 4 (1.38%) Artifactory
9 3 (1.04%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.69%) DbUnit
10 2 (0.69%) jMock
10 2 (0.69%) Mockito
10 2 (0.69%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.69%) StarTeam
General
1 47 (16.26%) Public Sector
2 27 (9.34%) Aerospace
3 16 (5.54%) Electronics
4 8 (2.77%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.08%) Marketing
6 5 (1.73%) Military
7 4 (1.38%) Advertising
8 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.35%) Automotive
9 1 (0.35%) Finance
9 1 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 54 (18.69%) Developer
2 36 (12.46%) Software Engineer
3 35 (12.11%) Analyst
4 26 (9.00%) Architect
5 21 (7.27%) Consultant
6 20 (6.92%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 20 (6.92%) Security Consultant
7 17 (5.88%) C# Developer
7 17 (5.88%) Embedded Engineer
7 17 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 15 (5.19%) .NET Developer
8 15 (5.19%) Digital Analyst
8 15 (5.19%) Senior Test Engineer
8 15 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (5.19%) Test Engineer
9 14 (4.84%) Forensic Analyst
10 12 (4.15%) Network Engineer
10 12 (4.15%) Performance Test Engineer
10 12 (4.15%) Senior Performance Engineer
10 12 (4.15%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.30%) .NET
2 16 (5.54%) ASP.NET
3 15 (5.19%) HTML
4 11 (3.81%) CSS
4 11 (3.81%) Web Services
5 10 (3.46%) JSON
6 8 (2.77%) jQuery
7 6 (2.08%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.08%) Entity Framework
7 6 (2.08%) Gherkin
8 5 (1.73%) Kafka
8 5 (1.73%) RESTful
8 5 (1.73%) Spring
8 5 (1.73%) ZeroMQ
9 4 (1.38%) CGI
9 4 (1.38%) Natural Language Processing
10 3 (1.04%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.04%) React
10 3 (1.04%) XML
11 2 (0.69%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 64 (22.15%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (8.65%) Algorithms
3 22 (7.61%) Driving Licence
4 20 (6.92%) VHDL
5 15 (5.19%) Management Information System
6 14 (4.84%) Cyberattack
7 10 (3.46%) Data Centre
7 10 (3.46%) Security Operations Centre
8 6 (2.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 5 (1.73%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.73%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.04%) ASIC
10 3 (1.04%) CPLD
10 3 (1.04%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.69%) CESG
11 2 (0.69%) Clustering
11 2 (0.69%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (0.69%) PKI
11 2 (0.69%) SCADA
11 2 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 50 (17.30%) Linux
2 35 (12.11%) Unix
3 16 (5.54%) Windows
4 11 (3.81%) Solaris
5 6 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.73%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.38%) CentOS
8 3 (1.04%) SUSE
8 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.69%) AIX
10 1 (0.35%) HPUX
10 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (26.64%) Problem-Solving
2 56 (19.38%) Cybersecurity
3 52 (17.99%) UML
4 45 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (14.88%) Software Engineering
6 38 (13.15%) SDLC
7 29 (10.03%) Information Security
8 26 (9.00%) Configuration Management
8 26 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (7.96%) Analytics
10 22 (7.61%) ITIL
11 21 (7.27%) Creative Thinking
11 21 (7.27%) DevOps
12 18 (6.23%) Data Protection
12 18 (6.23%) Penetration Testing
13 17 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
13 17 (5.88%) Scrum
13 17 (5.88%) Service Delivery
14 16 (5.54%) Analytical Thinking
14 16 (5.54%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (15.57%) C++
2 42 (14.53%) C#
3 29 (10.03%) C
4 26 (9.00%) Java
5 23 (7.96%) JavaScript
6 18 (6.23%) Python
7 16 (5.54%) SQL
8 8 (2.77%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.73%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.73%) Scala
10 3 (1.04%) Assembly Language
10 3 (1.04%) MATLAB
10 3 (1.04%) R
10 3 (1.04%) Ruby
10 3 (1.04%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.69%) Java 8
11 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.35%) ANSI SQL
12 1 (0.35%) VB
12 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 289 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 55 (19.03%) Degree
3 41 (14.19%) DV Cleared
4 19 (6.57%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (5.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 14 (4.84%) CCNA
6 14 (4.84%) CCNP
7 11 (3.81%) CISSP
7 11 (3.81%) JNCIA
8 10 (3.46%) CISM
9 9 (3.11%) CREST Certified
9 9 (3.11%) OSCP
10 7 (2.42%) SANS
11 5 (1.73%) JNCIS
11 5 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (1.38%) CompTIA Security+
12 4 (1.38%) JNCIP
12 4 (1.38%) MCSA
12 4 (1.38%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (1.38%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (7.27%) GDPR
2 21 (7.27%) ISO 22301
3 18 (6.23%) PCI DSS
4 14 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 7 (2.42%) QA
6 6 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (1.04%) DO-254
7 3 (1.04%) SLA
8 2 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.69%) PA-DSS
8 2 (0.69%) PMO
9 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.35%) NIST
System Software
1 6 (2.08%) Firmware
2 5 (1.73%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (1.04%) Docker
3 3 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.69%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.35%) KVM
5 1 (0.35%) NFS
5 1 (0.35%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.35%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (5.88%) SELinux
2 14 (4.84%) EnCase
3 10 (3.46%) Ansible
4 9 (3.11%) Puppet
5 6 (2.08%) Terraform
6 5 (1.73%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (1.73%) Salt
7 3 (1.04%) CSIRT
8 2 (0.69%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.69%) WSUS
9 1 (0.35%) Endace
9 1 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.35%) Nagios
9 1 (0.35%) Nessus
9 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.35%) OpenView
9 1 (0.35%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.35%) Rsyslog
9 1 (0.35%) SCCM
9 1 (0.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (8.30%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.61%) Cisco
3 17 (5.88%) Juniper
4 13 (4.50%) Oracle
4 13 (4.50%) VMware
5 11 (3.81%) Fujitsu
6 6 (2.08%) HP
6 6 (2.08%) IBM
7 5 (1.73%) CheckPoint
7 5 (1.73%) Palo Alto
8 4 (1.38%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.38%) F5
8 4 (1.38%) Remedy
9 3 (1.04%) BMC
9 3 (1.04%) Mentor Graphics
9 3 (1.04%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.04%) SAP
10 2 (0.69%) Blue Coat
10 2 (0.69%) EMC
10 2 (0.69%) Fortinet