Period
to 28 July 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 28 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 128 133 148
Rank change year-on-year +5 +15 +68
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 613 106 173
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 2.68% 1.96% 2.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.91% 12.05% 10.69%
Number of salaries quoted 489 79 138
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,300 £40,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £58,750
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +6.38% -2.08%
75th Percentile £68,750 £73,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,175 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.47% -2.52% +10.53%

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 4,112 880 1,618
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 18.01% 16.28% 19.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2,838 683 1,353
10th Percentile £34,567 £32,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year - -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 28 July 2021.

SC Cleared salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 613 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 236 (38.50%) Agile Software Development
3 198 (32.30%) Azure
4 182 (29.69%) DevOps
5 180 (29.36%) AWS
6 130 (21.21%) Microsoft
7 120 (19.58%) Linux
8 113 (18.43%) Terraform
9 112 (18.27%) Git (software)
10 108 (17.62%) Public Sector
11 103 (16.80%) Kubernetes
12 101 (16.48%) Java
13 100 (16.31%) SQL
14 88 (14.36%) GitLab
15 87 (14.19%) Decision-Making
16 83 (13.54%) Hybrid Cloud
17 82 (13.38%) C#
18 80 (13.05%) Istio
19 67 (10.93%) .NET
20 58 (9.46%) Python
21 57 (9.30%) Finance
22 56 (9.14%) Scrum
23 54 (8.81%) Oracle
23 54 (8.81%) JavaScript
23 54 (8.81%) Cisco
23 54 (8.81%) Cybersecurity
24 53 (8.65%) Firewall
25 51 (8.32%) Target Operating Model
25 51 (8.32%) Presales
26 50 (8.16%) Social Skills

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 22 (3.59%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (3.43%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.63%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.47%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.31%) Confluence
6 6 (0.98%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.49%) Apache
7 3 (0.49%) GlassFish
7 3 (0.49%) IIS
7 3 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.33%) nginx
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle 10gAS
8 2 (0.33%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.33%) WildFly
9 1 (0.16%) Headless CMS
9 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.16%) SAS
9 1 (0.16%) WinCC
Applications
1 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Simulink
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.98%) Oracle Assets
1 6 (0.98%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (0.98%) Oracle ERP
1 6 (0.98%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (0.98%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 6 (0.98%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.16%) Demantra
5 1 (0.16%) IBM Planning Analytics
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.16%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.16%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 198 (32.30%) Azure
2 180 (29.36%) AWS
3 27 (4.40%) SaaS
4 23 (3.75%) GCP
4 23 (3.75%) IaaS
5 20 (3.26%) AWS CloudFormation
5 20 (3.26%) Power Platform
6 19 (3.10%) PaaS
7 17 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (2.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (2.45%) Microsoft 365
10 7 (1.14%) Azure Data Factory
10 7 (1.14%) Azure Storage
11 6 (0.98%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 6 (0.98%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 5 (0.82%) Azure Stack
12 5 (0.82%) GitHub
12 5 (0.82%) Serverless
13 4 (0.65%) Amazon EKS
14 3 (0.49%) Google Data Studio
Communications & Networking
1 53 (8.65%) Firewall
2 32 (5.22%) LAN
3 29 (4.73%) WAN
4 16 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (2.28%) Network Security
6 13 (2.12%) VPN
7 10 (1.63%) BGP
7 10 (1.63%) Cisco Firepower
7 10 (1.63%) SAN
8 8 (1.31%) OSPF
8 8 (1.31%) SD-WAN
8 8 (1.31%) TCP/IP
9 7 (1.14%) Internet
10 6 (0.98%) HTTP
10 6 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.82%) Unified Communications
12 4 (0.65%) Cisco ISE
12 4 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (0.65%) VLAN
12 4 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.77%) NoSQL
2 17 (2.77%) Power BI
3 15 (2.45%) MongoDB
3 15 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (2.12%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.12%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.96%) Amazon Redshift
5 12 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (1.63%) Data Lake
7 9 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 9 (1.47%) Big Data
7 9 (1.47%) MySQL
8 8 (1.31%) OLTP
9 6 (0.98%) Amazon Aurora
9 6 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.82%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 112 (18.27%) Git (software)
2 88 (14.36%) GitLab
3 41 (6.69%) Jenkins
4 24 (3.92%) Maven
5 18 (2.94%) JIRA
6 15 (2.45%) Cucumber
7 11 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (1.47%) CircleCI
9 8 (1.31%) Oracle APEX
10 7 (1.14%) Ant
10 7 (1.14%) Selenium
10 7 (1.14%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.82%) JMeter
11 5 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
11 5 (0.82%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.65%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.65%) REST Assured
12 4 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (0.65%) WebDriver
13 3 (0.49%) Jasmine
General
1 108 (17.62%) Public Sector
2 57 (9.30%) Finance
3 50 (8.16%) Social Skills
4 31 (5.06%) Telecoms
5 27 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (3.92%) Local Government
7 18 (2.94%) Manufacturing
8 16 (2.61%) Games
8 16 (2.61%) Marketing
9 14 (2.28%) Military
9 14 (2.28%) Presentation Skills
10 13 (2.12%) Law
11 10 (1.63%) Electronics
12 9 (1.47%) Retail
13 6 (0.98%) Banking
13 6 (0.98%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.82%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.82%) Legal
15 4 (0.65%) Influencing Skills
15 4 (0.65%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 128 (20.88%) Developer
2 118 (19.25%) Architect
3 100 (16.31%) DevOps Engineer
4 51 (8.32%) Consultant
5 42 (6.85%) Technical Architect
6 41 (6.69%) C# Developer
7 31 (5.06%) Senior DevOps
7 31 (5.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 30 (4.89%) Java Developer
9 28 (4.57%) Senior Developer
10 27 (4.40%) Network Engineer
11 25 (4.08%) Infrastructure Architect
12 24 (3.92%) Analyst
13 20 (3.26%) .NET Developer
13 20 (3.26%) Senior C# Developer
14 19 (3.10%) Cloud Engineer
14 19 (3.10%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
14 19 (3.10%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
15 18 (2.94%) Security Architect
16 16 (2.61%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (10.93%) .NET
2 38 (6.20%) AngularJS
3 26 (4.24%) React
3 26 (4.24%) REST
4 25 (4.08%) Spring
5 24 (3.92%) RESTful
6 21 (3.43%) CSS
6 21 (3.43%) Web Services
7 17 (2.77%) Spring Boot
8 15 (2.45%) HTML
8 15 (2.45%) SOAP
9 14 (2.28%) Elastic Stack
9 14 (2.28%) XML
10 13 (2.12%) Hibernate
11 12 (1.96%) .NET Core
11 12 (1.96%) ASP.NET
11 12 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (1.47%) Middleware
12 9 (1.47%) Node.js
13 8 (1.31%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 83 (13.54%) Hybrid Cloud
2 48 (7.83%) Greenfield Project
3 43 (7.01%) Data Centre
4 30 (4.89%) Management Information System
5 27 (4.40%) Public Cloud
6 21 (3.43%) Cloud Native
7 19 (3.10%) Legacy Systems
8 12 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.47%) CMDB
9 9 (1.47%) NHS
10 8 (1.31%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (1.31%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (0.98%) CESG
11 6 (0.98%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.82%) PKI
12 5 (0.82%) User Experience
13 4 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.65%) Security Operations Centre
13 4 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 120 (19.58%) Linux
2 42 (6.85%) Windows
3 23 (3.75%) Windows Server
4 17 (2.77%) Unix
5 5 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.82%) Windows 10
5 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (0.65%) AIX
7 3 (0.49%) Android
7 3 (0.49%) CentOS
8 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.16%) Solaris
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (38.50%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (29.69%) DevOps
3 87 (14.19%) Decision-Making
4 56 (9.14%) Scrum
5 54 (8.81%) Cybersecurity
6 51 (8.32%) Presales
6 51 (8.32%) Target Operating Model
7 48 (7.83%) Technical Leadership
8 46 (7.50%) Mentoring
8 46 (7.50%) Microservices
9 40 (6.53%) Business Intelligence
10 34 (5.55%) Migration
10 34 (5.55%) Software Engineering
11 33 (5.38%) Coaching
12 32 (5.22%) Full Stack Development
12 32 (5.22%) Network Design
13 31 (5.06%) ITIL
14 30 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (4.89%) SDLC
15 29 (4.73%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 101 (16.48%) Java
2 100 (16.31%) SQL
3 82 (13.38%) C#
4 58 (9.46%) Python
5 54 (8.81%) JavaScript
6 25 (4.08%) TypeScript
7 24 (3.92%) PowerShell
8 12 (1.96%) PL/SQL
9 11 (1.79%) Scala
10 10 (1.63%) Java 11
11 9 (1.47%) C++
11 9 (1.47%) Go
12 6 (0.98%) C
12 6 (0.98%) Java 8
12 6 (0.98%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.82%) XPath
14 2 (0.33%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.33%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 613 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 38 (6.20%) DV Cleared
3 33 (5.38%) Degree
4 30 (4.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 22 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (3.26%) MCSE
7 19 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (3.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (2.94%) MCP
8 18 (2.94%) MCSA
9 14 (2.28%) CCNP
10 13 (2.12%) AWS Certification
11 12 (1.96%) CCNA
12 10 (1.63%) CESG Certified Professional
13 8 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (1.14%) Server+ Certification
15 6 (0.98%) CCDP
15 6 (0.98%) CISSP
16 5 (0.82%) CISM
17 4 (0.65%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (1.63%) NIST
3 8 (1.31%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (0.98%) NCSC
4 6 (0.98%) SLA
5 5 (0.82%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.65%) Accessibility
6 4 (0.65%) GDPR
6 4 (0.65%) QA
6 4 (0.65%) WCAG
7 2 (0.33%) HMG Infosec
7 2 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.33%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.33%) PMO
7 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.16%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.16%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.16%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 33 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (5.06%) Active Directory
3 25 (4.08%) vSphere
4 21 (3.43%) Docker
5 10 (1.63%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.65%) HDFS
7 3 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.16%) Firmware
9 1 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 113 (18.43%) Terraform
2 103 (16.80%) Kubernetes
3 80 (13.05%) Istio
4 24 (3.92%) Ansible
5 23 (3.75%) FortiGate
6 13 (2.12%) Kibana
6 13 (2.12%) SCCM
7 11 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (1.31%) logstash
9 6 (0.98%) Rundeck
10 5 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.65%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 3 (0.49%) Nessus
12 3 (0.49%) Puppet
12 3 (0.49%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.49%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.33%) QRadar
13 2 (0.33%) vRealize
14 1 (0.16%) NetApp OnCommand
Vendors
1 130 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 54 (8.81%) Cisco
2 54 (8.81%) Oracle
3 37 (6.04%) VMware
4 30 (4.89%) CheckPoint
5 26 (4.24%) Palo Alto
6 20 (3.26%) SAP
7 15 (2.45%) Google
8 10 (1.63%) CommVault
8 10 (1.63%) IBM
8 10 (1.63%) Juniper
8 10 (1.63%) ServiceNow
9 9 (1.47%) Citrix
10 8 (1.31%) AppDynamics
10 8 (1.31%) Splunk
11 7 (1.14%) Cloudera
11 7 (1.14%) Fortinet
11 7 (1.14%) Veeam
12 6 (0.98%) F5
13 5 (0.82%) Databricks