Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 135 153
Rank change year-on-year -21 +18 -70
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 179 217 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.84% 2.11% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.84% 8.65% 6.92%
Number of salaries quoted 110 121 133
West Midlands median annual salary £47,750 £47,500 £45,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.53% +3.83% -16.82%
10th Percentile £27,220 £26,250 £29,600
90th Percentile £72,750 £65,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -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 2,284 2,508 2,776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.42% 24.41% 25.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,586 1,856 2,186
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,116 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -34 73 £52,000 +4.00% 12
Worcestershire +21 30 £62,500 +11.61% 2
Shropshire +20 24 £40,000 +6.67% 8
Coventry +3 20 £51,500 +47.14% 1
Wolverhampton +1 18 £70,000 +225.58% 2
Warwickshire -4 6 £70,000 +62.79% 1
Solihull -7 6 - - 5
Staffordshire +1 2 £38,250 +21.43% 2
Walsall - 1 £70,000 -
Halesowen - 1 £40,000 -
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 179 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 49 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (26.82%) Windows
4 41 (22.91%) Microsoft
5 40 (22.35%) ITIL
6 31 (17.32%) Java
7 30 (16.76%) Analytical Skills
8 28 (15.64%) Degree
9 25 (13.97%) DV Cleared
10 24 (13.41%) Finance
11 23 (12.85%) Cybersecurity
12 20 (11.17%) Active Directory
13 19 (10.61%) C
13 19 (10.61%) Oracle
13 19 (10.61%) Microsoft Office
14 18 (10.06%) Scrum
14 18 (10.06%) Data Centre
15 17 (9.50%) SIEM
16 16 (8.94%) VMware
16 16 (8.94%) Incident Management
17 15 (8.38%) Information Security
17 15 (8.38%) CISSP
17 15 (8.38%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (7.82%) Project Management
18 14 (7.82%) JavaScript
18 14 (7.82%) SharePoint
18 14 (7.82%) ITIL V3
18 14 (7.82%) Information Assurance
18 14 (7.82%) Windows 10
19 13 (7.26%) Opscode Chef

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 14 (7.82%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.35%) NetWeaver
3 5 (2.79%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.68%) Confluence
4 3 (1.68%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (10.61%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.91%) assyst
2 7 (3.91%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (2.79%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 3 (1.68%) Maximo
5 1 (0.56%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.91%) Office 365
2 6 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.79%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (2.23%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.68%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.68%) Serverless
6 2 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.56%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 1 (0.56%) GitHub
7 1 (0.56%) IaaS
7 1 (0.56%) PaaS
7 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.70%) Firewall
2 8 (4.47%) DNS
3 7 (3.91%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.79%) BGP
4 5 (2.79%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (2.79%) MPLS
4 5 (2.79%) Network Security
4 5 (2.79%) OSPF
4 5 (2.79%) SAN
5 3 (1.68%) 2G
5 3 (1.68%) 3G
5 3 (1.68%) 4G
5 3 (1.68%) Ethernet
5 3 (1.68%) LTE
5 3 (1.68%) WAN
6 2 (1.12%) DAB
6 2 (1.12%) DHCP
6 2 (1.12%) Internet
6 2 (1.12%) VLAN
6 2 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (4.47%) MySQL
3 7 (3.91%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.35%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.68%) Power BI
5 3 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.12%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.12%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.12%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.56%) Big Data
7 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.56%) QlikView
7 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (5.59%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.03%) JIRA
3 5 (2.79%) Toad
4 3 (1.68%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.12%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.12%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.12%) JUnit
5 2 (1.12%) Selenium
5 2 (1.12%) Subversion
5 2 (1.12%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.56%) JMeter
6 1 (0.56%) MSTest
6 1 (0.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.56%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.56%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.56%) TestNG
6 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (13.41%) Finance
2 9 (5.03%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.91%) Publishing
3 7 (3.91%) Retail
4 6 (3.35%) Legal
5 5 (2.79%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.68%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.68%) Electronics
6 3 (1.68%) Marketing
6 3 (1.68%) Military
7 2 (1.12%) Automotive
8 1 (0.56%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 30 (16.76%) Analyst
2 18 (10.06%) Consultant
2 18 (10.06%) Developer
3 15 (8.38%) Architect
4 14 (7.82%) Administrator
5 13 (7.26%) Java Developer
6 12 (6.70%) Service Analyst
7 9 (5.03%) Security Analyst
8 8 (4.47%) Desktop Support
8 8 (4.47%) Security Architect
8 8 (4.47%) Security Solutions Architect
8 8 (4.47%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (4.47%) Software Engineer
8 8 (4.47%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.91%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 7 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (3.91%) SAP Consultant
9 7 (3.91%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
9 7 (3.91%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.35%) SAP Basis Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.59%) Spring
2 9 (5.03%) REST
2 9 (5.03%) Spring MVC
3 8 (4.47%) Hibernate
3 8 (4.47%) JPA
3 8 (4.47%) SOAP
4 7 (3.91%) XML
5 6 (3.35%) SAP Basis
6 5 (2.79%) JSON
6 5 (2.79%) XSL
7 4 (2.23%) .NET
7 4 (2.23%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.23%) CSS
7 4 (2.23%) HTML
7 4 (2.23%) HTML5
7 4 (2.23%) Node.js
8 3 (1.68%) CSS3
8 3 (1.68%) Modernizr
8 3 (1.68%) Sass
8 3 (1.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.76%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (10.06%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.59%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.35%) Clustering
5 5 (2.79%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.79%) Cyberattack
6 4 (2.23%) PKI
6 4 (2.23%) Replication
7 3 (1.68%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.68%) ASIC
7 3 (1.68%) CPLD
7 3 (1.68%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (1.68%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (1.68%) VHDL
8 2 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.12%) User Experience
9 1 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 48 (26.82%) Windows
2 14 (7.82%) Windows 10
3 11 (6.15%) Unix
4 9 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.91%) Linux
6 6 (3.35%) Windows 7
6 6 (3.35%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.56%) Android
9 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (22.35%) ITIL
3 23 (12.85%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (10.06%) Scrum
5 17 (9.50%) SIEM
6 16 (8.94%) Incident Management
7 15 (8.38%) Information Security
8 14 (7.82%) Information Assurance
8 14 (7.82%) ITIL V3
8 14 (7.82%) Project Management
9 13 (7.26%) CRM
9 13 (7.26%) Service Delivery
9 13 (7.26%) Test Automation
10 12 (6.70%) Process Improvement
10 12 (6.70%) Software Engineering
11 11 (6.15%) Kanban
12 10 (5.59%) Change Management
12 10 (5.59%) Collaborative Working
12 10 (5.59%) ITSM
12 10 (5.59%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (17.32%) Java
2 19 (10.61%) C
3 14 (7.82%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.15%) SQL
5 10 (5.59%) C#
6 8 (4.47%) Scala
7 7 (3.91%) ABAP
8 5 (2.79%) C++
8 5 (2.79%) PHP
9 4 (2.23%) MATLAB
10 3 (1.68%) Assembly Language
10 3 (1.68%) Python
11 2 (1.12%) Ruby
12 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.56%) Fortran
12 1 (0.56%) Go
12 1 (0.56%) Perl
12 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 179 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 28 (15.64%) Degree
3 25 (13.97%) DV Cleared
4 15 (8.38%) CISSP
4 15 (8.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (7.26%) MCSE
6 7 (3.91%) CEH
6 7 (3.91%) CISM
6 7 (3.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (3.35%) ISEB
7 6 (3.35%) PhD
8 5 (2.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (2.79%) ISTQB
9 4 (2.23%) MCSA
9 4 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.68%) CREST Certified
10 3 (1.68%) GCIH
10 3 (1.68%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.23%) ISO 22301
2 4 (2.23%) PMO
2 4 (2.23%) SLA
3 3 (1.68%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 3 (1.68%) QA
4 2 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.56%) GDPR
5 1 (0.56%) NIST 800
System Software
1 20 (11.17%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.59%) Docker
3 7 (3.91%) Hyper-V
3 7 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.23%) vSphere
5 3 (1.68%) Firmware
6 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (7.26%) Ansible
1 13 (7.26%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (7.26%) Puppet
2 6 (3.35%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (2.79%) Terraform
4 3 (1.68%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.68%) QRadar
5 2 (1.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.56%) Salt
6 1 (0.56%) SCCM
6 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (22.91%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.61%) Oracle
3 16 (8.94%) VMware
4 11 (6.15%) Remedy
5 9 (5.03%) Citrix
5 9 (5.03%) Sun
6 8 (4.47%) SAP
7 6 (3.35%) Cisco
8 5 (2.79%) PeopleSoft
8 5 (2.79%) SolarWinds
8 5 (2.79%) Veeam
8 5 (2.79%) webMethods
9 3 (1.68%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.68%) EMC
9 3 (1.68%) IBM
9 3 (1.68%) Ivanti
9 3 (1.68%) Mentor Graphics
9 3 (1.68%) Splunk
9 3 (1.68%) Xilinx
10 2 (1.12%) Brocade