Period
to 15 July 2020

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 15 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 52 141
Rank change year-on-year +3 +89 +35
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 170 378 196
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.47% 4.77% 2.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.34% 16.83% 7.66%
Number of salaries quoted 111 185 133
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -9.09% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £34,500 £30,898
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +7.14% +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 879 2,246 2,559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.13% 28.34% 26.97%
Number of salaries quoted 698 1,539 1,638
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +8.75%
10th Percentile £27,286 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +9.89%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

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 15 July 2020. 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
Warwickshire +49 52 £45,000 +5.88%
Birmingham +7 31 £70,000 +16.67% 5
Worcestershire -10 30 £57,500 +9.52% 8
Herefordshire +32 18 £51,250 - 1
Shropshire +22 13 £65,750 -2.59% 2
Coventry +41 7 £53,750 +7.50%
Staffordshire +10 4 £37,500 -8.54% 1
Solihull -21 3 £23,000 -54.00% 1
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, 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.

1 170 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 56 (32.94%) Windows
3 45 (26.47%) Microsoft
4 41 (24.12%) Linux
5 32 (18.82%) VMware
5 32 (18.82%) DV Cleared
6 31 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (16.47%) Telecoms
8 26 (15.29%) Degree
9 24 (14.12%) Information Security
10 23 (13.53%) SCOM
10 23 (13.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 23 (13.53%) Cybersecurity
10 23 (13.53%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (13.53%) Public Sector
11 22 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (12.94%) DNS
11 22 (12.94%) Cisco
12 21 (12.35%) Legal
12 21 (12.35%) Digital Forensics
13 19 (11.18%) Data Centre
13 19 (11.18%) Penetration Testing
13 19 (11.18%) Software Engineering
13 19 (11.18%) UML
14 18 (10.59%) ITIL
15 17 (10.00%) C++
16 16 (9.41%) Juniper
16 16 (9.41%) Internet
16 16 (9.41%) Firewall
16 16 (9.41%) CREST Certified

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 12 (7.06%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.29%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.12%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (4.12%) NetWeaver
4 3 (1.76%) Confluence
4 3 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.76%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.18%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.18%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.59%) Apache
6 1 (0.59%) Moodle
6 1 (0.59%) SAS
6 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.59%) assyst
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.47%) AWS
2 9 (5.29%) Azure
3 4 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.35%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (2.35%) Office 365
4 3 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.76%) GitHub
4 3 (1.76%) OneDrive
4 3 (1.76%) Power Platform
4 3 (1.76%) PowerApps
5 2 (1.18%) npm
6 1 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.59%) IaaS
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle CX
6 1 (0.59%) PaaS
6 1 (0.59%) SaaS
6 1 (0.59%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.94%) DNS
2 16 (9.41%) Firewall
2 16 (9.41%) Internet
3 10 (5.88%) LAN
4 8 (4.71%) SAN
4 8 (4.71%) WAN
5 7 (4.12%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (2.94%) Network Security
7 3 (1.76%) Skype
8 2 (1.18%) DHCP
8 2 (1.18%) MPLS
9 1 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.59%) DWDM
9 1 (0.59%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.59%) VPN
9 1 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.18%) Apache Accumulo
5 2 (1.18%) Big Data
5 2 (1.18%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.18%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.18%) Neo4j
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.59%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.59%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.59%) MySQL
6 1 (0.59%) OrientDB
6 1 (0.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.59%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (6.47%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (4.71%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.35%) DbUnit
4 4 (2.35%) jMock
4 4 (2.35%) JUnit
4 4 (2.35%) Maven
4 4 (2.35%) Mockito
4 4 (2.35%) SonarQube
4 4 (2.35%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.76%) JIRA
6 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio Code
7 1 (0.59%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.59%) Bitbucket Server
7 1 (0.59%) UI Automator
7 1 (0.59%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (16.47%) Telecoms
2 23 (13.53%) Public Sector
3 21 (12.35%) Legal
4 14 (8.24%) Back Office
4 14 (8.24%) Police
5 9 (5.29%) Electronics
5 9 (5.29%) Finance
6 8 (4.71%) Aerospace
6 8 (4.71%) Law
7 4 (2.35%) Military
8 1 (0.59%) Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Games
8 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18 (10.59%) Support Engineer
2 17 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 12 (7.06%) Administrator
3 12 (7.06%) Developer
3 12 (7.06%) NOC Engineer
4 11 (6.47%) Analyst
4 11 (6.47%) IT Engineer
5 10 (5.88%) IT Support
5 10 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
6 9 (5.29%) Embedded Engineer
6 9 (5.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 9 (5.29%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (4.71%) Architect
7 8 (4.71%) Test Engineer
7 8 (4.71%) Windows Administrator
7 8 (4.71%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 7 (4.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (4.12%) Applications Specialist
8 7 (4.12%) Consultant
8 7 (4.12%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.06%) .NET
2 9 (5.29%) .NET Framework
3 5 (2.94%) SOAP
3 5 (2.94%) Web Services
4 4 (2.35%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (2.35%) Hibernate
4 4 (2.35%) JPA
4 4 (2.35%) Node.js
4 4 (2.35%) PowerMock
4 4 (2.35%) RESTful
4 4 (2.35%) Spring
4 4 (2.35%) Spring Cloud
5 3 (1.76%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.76%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.76%) Kafka
5 3 (1.76%) REST
6 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.18%) CSS
6 2 (1.18%) HTML
6 2 (1.18%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.18%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.24%) Cyberattack
4 13 (7.65%) Cyberthreat
5 9 (5.29%) Algorithms
5 9 (5.29%) Driving Licence
5 9 (5.29%) VHDL
6 7 (4.12%) Client/Server
7 6 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.35%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.76%) CCTV
10 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.59%) Clustering
11 1 (0.59%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.59%) Life Science
11 1 (0.59%) Replication
11 1 (0.59%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 56 (32.94%) Windows
2 41 (24.12%) Linux
3 16 (9.41%) Mac OS
4 12 (7.06%) Unix
5 3 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.76%) Solaris
5 3 (1.76%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.76%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.18%) AIX
6 2 (1.18%) HPUX
6 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.59%) Android
7 1 (0.59%) Debian
7 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (14.12%) Information Security
3 23 (13.53%) Cybersecurity
3 23 (13.53%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (12.35%) Digital Forensics
5 19 (11.18%) Penetration Testing
5 19 (11.18%) Software Engineering
5 19 (11.18%) UML
6 18 (10.59%) ITIL
7 16 (9.41%) Network Architecture
8 14 (8.24%) Data Science
8 14 (8.24%) Information Management
9 13 (7.65%) DevOps
9 13 (7.65%) SIEM
10 12 (7.06%) Configuration Management
11 11 (6.47%) TDD
12 9 (5.29%) Customer Requirements
12 9 (5.29%) Data Protection
13 8 (4.71%) Enterprise Architecture
13 8 (4.71%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.00%) C++
2 13 (7.65%) SQL
3 11 (6.47%) C#
3 11 (6.47%) Java
4 9 (5.29%) C
5 5 (2.94%) Python
5 5 (2.94%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.35%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.35%) MATLAB
6 4 (2.35%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.76%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.18%) Java 8
8 2 (1.18%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.18%) VB
8 2 (1.18%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.18%) VB6
9 1 (0.59%) ABAP
9 1 (0.59%) PHP
9 1 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 170 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 32 (18.82%) DV Cleared
3 26 (15.29%) Degree
4 16 (9.41%) CREST Certified
5 10 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (4.12%) MCSE
7 6 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.35%) AWS Certification
8 4 (2.35%) BC Cleared
8 4 (2.35%) CCNP
8 4 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.76%) CISA
9 3 (1.76%) IRCA
9 3 (1.76%) MCSA
10 2 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.18%) CCNA
10 2 (1.18%) CISSP
10 2 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.59%) CHECK Team Member
11 1 (0.59%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (8.82%) ISO 9001
3 13 (7.65%) SLA
4 8 (4.71%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.59%) NIST
7 1 (0.59%) RMADS
System Software
1 22 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.12%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.35%) Postfix
4 3 (1.76%) Firmware
4 3 (1.76%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (1.18%) DFS Replication
5 2 (1.18%) Docker
5 2 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 23 (13.53%) SCOM
2 12 (7.06%) Cisco Prime
2 12 (7.06%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (4.71%) SELinux
4 5 (2.94%) Ansible
4 5 (2.94%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 5 (2.94%) SCCM
5 4 (2.35%) Terraform
6 3 (1.76%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.76%) Packer
6 3 (1.76%) Puppet
7 2 (1.18%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 2 (1.18%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.18%) Salt
7 2 (1.18%) SCDPM
7 2 (1.18%) SCSM
7 2 (1.18%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.59%) Nessus
8 1 (0.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 32 (18.82%) VMware
3 22 (12.94%) Cisco
4 16 (9.41%) Juniper
5 14 (8.24%) SolarWinds
6 13 (7.65%) Dell
7 12 (7.06%) LogRhythm
7 12 (7.06%) McAfee
7 12 (7.06%) Splunk
8 11 (6.47%) AlienVault
9 10 (5.88%) NetApp
10 9 (5.29%) Oracle
11 5 (2.94%) Remedy
12 3 (1.76%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.18%) HP
14 1 (0.59%) Citrix
14 1 (0.59%) EMC
14 1 (0.59%) IBM
14 1 (0.59%) SAP
14 1 (0.59%) Veritas