Period
to 29 November 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 29 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
29 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 121 138 146
Rank change year-on-year +17 +8 +65
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 803 185 155
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 2.75% 2.25% 2.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.16% 14.84% 11.72%
Number of salaries quoted 641 155 121
10th Percentile £40,000 £32,778 £32,500
25th Percentile £51,406 £39,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £55,000 £67,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% -17.91% +11.67%
75th Percentile £81,250 £67,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £77,500 £81,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5,671 1,247 1,322
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 19.45% 15.16% 17.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3,748 1,059 1,108
10th Percentile £34,567 £31,450 £33,750
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £59,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.27% - -2.65%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £82,500 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

SC Cleared
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

SC Cleared trend for jobs with a WFH option

SC Cleared
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing SC Cleared.

SC Cleared salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

SC Cleared
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing SC Cleared over the 6 months to 29 November 2021.

SC Cleared salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 29 November 2021, SC Cleared job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 803 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 335 (41.72%) Agile Software Development
3 195 (24.28%) Azure
4 176 (21.92%) Mentoring
5 159 (19.80%) Greenfield Project
6 158 (19.68%) Microsoft
7 148 (18.43%) Java
8 137 (17.06%) REST
9 134 (16.69%) AWS
10 125 (15.57%) DevOps
11 124 (15.44%) Public Sector
12 112 (13.95%) Finance
13 108 (13.45%) iPaaS
14 105 (13.08%) Windows
15 90 (11.21%) Python
15 90 (11.21%) Presales
16 89 (11.08%) Social Skills
17 85 (10.59%) Data Centre
18 84 (10.46%) Firewall
19 78 (9.71%) Windows Server
20 77 (9.59%) Active Directory
21 76 (9.46%) SQL
22 74 (9.22%) Cisco
23 69 (8.59%) Cybersecurity
24 66 (8.22%) Microsoft 365
25 64 (7.97%) CheckPoint
26 63 (7.85%) Palo Alto
27 62 (7.72%) ServiceNow
27 62 (7.72%) JavaScript
28 61 (7.60%) Dell

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 32 (3.99%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 11 (1.37%) Confluence
4 10 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.12%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.87%) IIS
7 6 (0.75%) Apache
7 6 (0.75%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (0.75%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.37%) SAS
10 2 (0.25%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.25%) nginx
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle 10gAS
10 2 (0.25%) WinCC
11 1 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.25%) CPLEX
3 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) Simulink
4 1 (0.12%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.37%) Maximo
4 3 (0.37%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.12%) Demantra
6 1 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 195 (24.28%) Azure
2 134 (16.69%) AWS
3 108 (13.45%) iPaaS
4 66 (8.22%) Microsoft 365
5 54 (6.72%) AtomSphere
5 54 (6.72%) Boomi
6 48 (5.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 37 (4.61%) Power Platform
8 36 (4.48%) SaaS
9 29 (3.61%) GCP
10 20 (2.49%) AWS CloudFormation
11 17 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (1.99%) IaaS
13 15 (1.87%) PowerApps
14 13 (1.62%) Serverless
15 12 (1.49%) PaaS
16 11 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
17 9 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
17 9 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
18 8 (1.00%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 84 (10.46%) Firewall
2 57 (7.10%) VPN
3 44 (5.48%) Unified Communications
4 40 (4.98%) Network Security
5 39 (4.86%) LAN
6 37 (4.61%) WAN
7 26 (3.24%) DNS
8 24 (2.99%) DHCP
8 24 (2.99%) TCP/IP
9 19 (2.37%) HTTP
10 11 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (1.00%) SAN
11 8 (1.00%) Wireless
12 7 (0.87%) BGP
13 6 (0.75%) NetScaler
13 6 (0.75%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (0.75%) SNMP
13 6 (0.75%) SSL
14 5 (0.62%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (6.23%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.86%) Big Data
3 22 (2.74%) Oracle Database
3 22 (2.74%) Power BI
4 18 (2.24%) Amazon RDS
5 17 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (1.87%) MySQL
7 15 (1.87%) NoSQL
7 15 (1.87%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.62%) SQL Server 2017
9 11 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 11 (1.37%) Amazon Redshift
9 11 (1.37%) Data Lake
10 10 (1.25%) Amazon Aurora
10 10 (1.25%) MongoDB
10 10 (1.25%) OLTP
11 9 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (1.00%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.87%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 50 (6.23%) Git (software)
2 38 (4.73%) JIRA
3 35 (4.36%) Jenkins
4 21 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (2.37%) Maven
6 16 (1.99%) Selenium
7 13 (1.62%) Cucumber
7 13 (1.62%) Visual Studio
8 12 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
9 11 (1.37%) Bitbucket
9 11 (1.37%) GitLab
10 10 (1.25%) CircleCI
11 9 (1.12%) SoapUI
12 8 (1.00%) LoadRunner
13 5 (0.62%) Artifactory
13 5 (0.62%) JUnit
13 5 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
14 4 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
14 4 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (0.50%) TestRail
General
1 124 (15.44%) Public Sector
2 112 (13.95%) Finance
3 89 (11.08%) Social Skills
4 34 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (3.11%) Local Government
6 21 (2.62%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 18 (2.24%) Presentation Skills
8 17 (2.12%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.87%) Police
10 14 (1.74%) Military
11 13 (1.62%) Electronics
11 13 (1.62%) Games
11 13 (1.62%) Marketing
12 12 (1.49%) Manufacturing
13 11 (1.37%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.62%) Advertising
14 5 (0.62%) Banking
14 5 (0.62%) Influencing Skills
15 3 (0.37%) Automotive
15 3 (0.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 195 (24.28%) Architect
2 173 (21.54%) Developer
3 76 (9.46%) Consultant
4 62 (7.72%) Analyst
5 53 (6.60%) Java Developer
6 48 (5.98%) Technical Consultant
7 46 (5.73%) Technical Architect
8 44 (5.48%) Security Engineer
9 43 (5.35%) Cloud Consultant
10 40 (4.98%) Cisco Engineer
11 39 (4.86%) Firewall Engineer
12 34 (4.23%) Cisco Security Engineer
13 31 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
14 30 (3.74%) Business Analyst
14 30 (3.74%) Infrastructure Architect
14 30 (3.74%) Senior Analyst
15 27 (3.36%) MuleSoft Architect
15 27 (3.36%) MuleSoft Developer
16 26 (3.24%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
16 26 (3.24%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (17.06%) REST
2 41 (5.11%) React
3 40 (4.98%) AngularJS
3 40 (4.98%) XML
4 30 (3.74%) .NET
5 26 (3.24%) CSS
5 26 (3.24%) Vue.js
5 26 (3.24%) Web Services
6 23 (2.86%) Spring
7 18 (2.24%) SOAP
8 17 (2.12%) HTML
9 13 (1.62%) .NET Framework
10 12 (1.49%) J2EE
10 12 (1.49%) Kafka
11 11 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
11 11 (1.37%) LDAP
12 10 (1.25%) Regular Expression
12 10 (1.25%) Spring Boot
12 10 (1.25%) WPF
13 9 (1.12%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 159 (19.80%) Greenfield Project
2 85 (10.59%) Data Centre
3 61 (7.60%) Public Cloud
4 55 (6.85%) Management Information System
5 28 (3.49%) Cloud Native
6 22 (2.74%) Legacy Systems
7 18 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (1.87%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 12 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (1.37%) CMDB
10 11 (1.37%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
12 8 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
13 7 (0.87%) Algorithms
13 7 (0.87%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.75%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.75%) NHS
14 6 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 105 (13.08%) Windows
2 78 (9.71%) Windows Server
3 55 (6.85%) Linux
4 54 (6.72%) Windows 10
5 16 (1.99%) Unix
6 9 (1.12%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.75%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (0.50%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.25%) AIX
11 1 (0.12%) Android
11 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.12%) HPUX
11 1 (0.12%) Solaris
11 1 (0.12%) SUSE
11 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.12%) VMS
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (41.72%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (21.92%) Mentoring
3 125 (15.57%) DevOps
4 90 (11.21%) Presales
5 69 (8.59%) Cybersecurity
6 61 (7.60%) Microservices
7 55 (6.85%) Project Delivery
8 53 (6.60%) Requirements Gathering
8 53 (6.60%) Scrum
9 49 (6.10%) Project Management
10 47 (5.85%) Open Source
10 47 (5.85%) SDLC
11 46 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
11 46 (5.73%) ITIL
12 45 (5.60%) Test Automation
13 42 (5.23%) Software Engineering
14 41 (5.11%) Problem-Solving
15 40 (4.98%) Stakeholder Management
16 38 (4.73%) Analytics
17 36 (4.48%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 148 (18.43%) Java
2 90 (11.21%) Python
3 76 (9.46%) SQL
4 62 (7.72%) JavaScript
5 55 (6.85%) C#
6 31 (3.86%) PowerShell
7 28 (3.49%) Java 8
8 18 (2.24%) Go
9 16 (1.99%) TypeScript
10 15 (1.87%) C
11 14 (1.74%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.49%) C++
12 12 (1.49%) Java 11
12 12 (1.49%) Scala
13 11 (1.37%) Perl
13 11 (1.37%) Ruby
13 11 (1.37%) XPath
14 8 (1.00%) R
15 6 (0.75%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 803 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 45 (5.60%) Degree
3 42 (5.23%) DV Cleared
4 29 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (3.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 25 (3.11%) MCSE
7 23 (2.86%) MCSA
8 22 (2.74%) MCP
9 18 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (2.24%) CISSP
10 17 (2.12%) CISM
11 14 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
12 12 (1.49%) CCNP
13 9 (1.12%) AWS Certification
14 7 (0.87%) Server+ Certification
15 6 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
15 6 (0.75%) CCNA
15 6 (0.75%) CESG Certified Professional
15 6 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
16 4 (0.50%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (2.12%) NCSC
3 15 (1.87%) QA
3 15 (1.87%) SLA
4 10 (1.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 7 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (0.87%) NIST
6 6 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 6 (0.75%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.62%) Def Stans
7 5 (0.62%) GDPR
7 5 (0.62%) IEC 61508
8 3 (0.37%) Accessibility
8 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.37%) RMADS
9 2 (0.25%) ARP4754
9 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.25%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 77 (9.59%) Active Directory
2 40 (4.98%) Docker
3 36 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (3.61%) vSphere
5 4 (0.50%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (0.50%) XenApp
5 4 (0.50%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.25%) Firmware
7 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.12%) HDFS
8 1 (0.12%) Squid
8 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 51 (6.35%) SCCM
2 46 (5.73%) Microsoft Intune
3 35 (4.36%) Kubernetes
3 35 (4.36%) Terraform
4 25 (3.11%) FortiGate
5 12 (1.49%) Ansible
6 9 (1.12%) Puppet
7 8 (1.00%) Grafana
7 8 (1.00%) Kibana
8 7 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.75%) logstash
9 6 (0.75%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.37%) Nagios
10 3 (0.37%) SafeCom
11 2 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.25%) nmon
11 2 (0.25%) QRadar
11 2 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 158 (19.68%) Microsoft
2 74 (9.22%) Cisco
3 64 (7.97%) CheckPoint
4 63 (7.85%) Palo Alto
5 62 (7.72%) ServiceNow
6 61 (7.60%) Dell
7 54 (6.72%) MuleSoft
7 54 (6.72%) Oracle
8 45 (5.60%) VMware
9 41 (5.11%) F5
9 41 (5.11%) Fortinet
10 39 (4.86%) Juniper
11 35 (4.36%) McAfee
12 30 (3.74%) Splunk
13 20 (2.49%) Citrix
14 17 (2.12%) LogRhythm
15 15 (1.87%) BMC
16 14 (1.74%) Adobe
16 14 (1.74%) Google
17 10 (1.25%) SAP