Period
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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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 99 110 155
Rank change year-on-year +11 +45 -11
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2,574 965 173
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 3.60% 3.06% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.43% 17.16% 11.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,181 812 135
10th Percentile £39,750 £37,000 £37,800
25th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £43,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £61,040 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.16% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,250
UK median annual salary £56,325 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.41% +4.76% -

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 14,766 5,625 1,482
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 20.68% 17.83% 16.03%
Number of salaries quoted 7,701 4,133 1,161
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,424 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -8.33%
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 23 May 2022.

SC Cleared salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, SC Cleared job roles required the following 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 2,574 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1,106 (42.97%) Agile
3 764 (29.68%) AWS
4 743 (28.87%) Azure
5 631 (24.51%) Public Sector
6 618 (24.01%) DevOps
7 612 (23.78%) Microsoft
8 585 (22.73%) Finance
9 582 (22.61%) Python
10 524 (20.36%) Social Skills
11 478 (18.57%) Linux
12 462 (17.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 449 (17.44%) Software Engineering
14 447 (17.37%) Java
15 437 (16.98%) JavaScript
16 421 (16.36%) Cybersecurity
17 399 (15.50%) Problem-Solving
18 375 (14.57%) React
19 302 (11.73%) Docker
20 289 (11.23%) Kubernetes
21 281 (10.92%) Threat Intelligence
22 280 (10.88%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
23 275 (10.68%) Project Management
24 273 (10.61%) ITIL
25 266 (10.33%) SDLC
25 266 (10.33%) Cyberattack
26 260 (10.10%) CSS
27 258 (10.02%) C#
28 243 (9.44%) Degree
28 243 (9.44%) Ansible

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
1 135 (5.24%) GeoServer
2 88 (3.42%) Confluence
3 87 (3.38%) SharePoint
4 29 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
4 29 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
5 27 (1.05%) Apache
6 26 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
7 12 (0.47%) IIS
8 10 (0.39%) MS Exchange
8 10 (0.39%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.27%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.23%) Jetty
10 6 (0.23%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.23%) SAS
11 5 (0.19%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.16%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.12%) WinCC
14 2 (0.078%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 138 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.82%) Adobe XD
4 21 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.27%) Maple
6 6 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.16%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.12%) Simulink
9 2 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.078%) Siemens NX
9 2 (0.078%) Windchill
10 1 (0.039%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 11 (0.43%) Maximo
2 9 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 4 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.12%) assyst
8 2 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.078%) Primavera
8 2 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.078%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.078%) SAP PA-EC
8 2 (0.078%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.078%) SAP SM
8 2 (0.078%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.039%) Distributed Ledger
9 1 (0.039%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.039%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 764 (29.68%) AWS
2 743 (28.87%) Azure
3 170 (6.60%) Microsoft 365
4 95 (3.69%) GCP
5 76 (2.95%) OpenShift
6 64 (2.49%) Power Platform
7 58 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 54 (2.10%) SaaS
9 49 (1.90%) PaaS
10 43 (1.67%) IaaS
11 39 (1.52%) Amazon ECS
11 39 (1.52%) Amazon S3
11 39 (1.52%) Google Workspace
12 36 (1.40%) Serverless
13 35 (1.36%) OneDrive
14 33 (1.28%) GitHub
15 32 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
16 27 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
17 26 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
18 24 (0.93%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 167 (6.49%) HTTP
2 108 (4.20%) Firewall
3 78 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 69 (2.68%) Network Security
5 64 (2.49%) WAN
6 60 (2.33%) LAN
7 56 (2.18%) Wi-Fi
8 54 (2.10%) DHCP
9 48 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
10 43 (1.67%) DNS
11 42 (1.63%) VPN
11 42 (1.63%) Wireless
12 32 (1.24%) Software-Defined Networking
13 29 (1.13%) SSL
14 26 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
15 25 (0.97%) HTTPS
16 24 (0.93%) SD-WAN
17 21 (0.82%) Internet
17 21 (0.82%) SAN
17 21 (0.82%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (7.34%) PostgreSQL
2 141 (5.48%) GIS
3 135 (5.24%) QGIS
4 130 (5.05%) SQL Server
5 79 (3.07%) Big Data
6 53 (2.06%) Relational Database
7 48 (1.86%) MySQL
8 32 (1.24%) Hadoop
9 31 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
10 29 (1.13%) Power BI
11 26 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
12 23 (0.89%) NoSQL
13 19 (0.74%) Data Lake
14 16 (0.62%) Oracle Database
15 14 (0.54%) InfluxDB
16 11 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (0.43%) Redis
17 10 (0.39%) MongoDB
18 9 (0.35%) Metadata
19 8 (0.31%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 156 (6.06%) JIRA
2 153 (5.94%) Git (software)
3 138 (5.36%) Jenkins
4 79 (3.07%) Selenium
5 56 (2.18%) GitLab
6 40 (1.55%) Maven
7 36 (1.40%) webpack
8 31 (1.20%) Cucumber
8 31 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
9 30 (1.17%) Babel
10 28 (1.09%) Artifactory
11 27 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (1.01%) Bitbucket
13 22 (0.85%) Gerrit
14 21 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 21 (0.82%) Cypress.io
14 21 (0.82%) Visual Studio
14 21 (0.82%) Zephyr
15 19 (0.74%) JUnit
16 14 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 631 (24.51%) Public Sector
2 585 (22.73%) Finance
3 524 (20.36%) Social Skills
4 462 (17.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 174 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
6 120 (4.66%) Telecoms
7 89 (3.46%) Legal
8 68 (2.64%) Law
9 58 (2.25%) Influencing Skills
10 52 (2.02%) Military
11 51 (1.98%) Manufacturing
12 50 (1.94%) Police
13 49 (1.90%) Aerospace
14 47 (1.83%) Retail
15 45 (1.75%) Publishing
16 42 (1.63%) Electronics
17 41 (1.59%) Marketing
18 36 (1.40%) Presentation Skills
19 35 (1.36%) Documentation Skills
20 33 (1.28%) Aviation
Job Titles
1 331 (12.86%) Architect
2 324 (12.59%) Developer
3 298 (11.58%) Software Engineer
4 227 (8.82%) Consultant
5 182 (7.07%) Analyst
6 176 (6.84%) DevOps Engineer
7 156 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
8 145 (5.63%) Project Manager
9 135 (5.24%) Geospatial Engineer
10 101 (3.92%) Senior Developer
11 89 (3.46%) Cloud Engineer
12 80 (3.11%) Java Developer
13 78 (3.03%) Security Engineer
14 72 (2.80%) Systems Engineer
15 64 (2.49%) .NET Developer
16 62 (2.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 60 (2.33%) Software Developer
18 54 (2.10%) Network Engineer
19 53 (2.06%) Business Analyst
20 52 (2.02%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 375 (14.57%) React
2 260 (10.10%) CSS
3 241 (9.36%) .NET
4 156 (6.06%) OpenLayers
5 144 (5.59%) HTML
6 137 (5.32%) PostGIS
7 135 (5.24%) Leaflet
8 129 (5.01%) Spring
9 99 (3.85%) AngularJS
10 82 (3.19%) .NET Framework
11 78 (3.03%) XML
12 73 (2.84%) Web Services
13 66 (2.56%) jQuery
14 64 (2.49%) J2EE
14 64 (2.49%) Java EE
15 62 (2.41%) Kafka
16 60 (2.33%) Node.js
17 55 (2.14%) Entity Framework
18 53 (2.06%) ASP.NET Web API
19 49 (1.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 266 (10.33%) Cyberattack
2 230 (8.94%) Cyber Defence
3 165 (6.41%) Management Information System
4 150 (5.83%) Cybercrime
5 138 (5.36%) Cloud Native
6 128 (4.97%) Data Centre
7 90 (3.50%) Public Cloud
8 79 (3.07%) Cyberthreat
9 67 (2.60%) User Experience
10 59 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
11 47 (1.83%) Virtual Team
12 32 (1.24%) Mobile App
13 31 (1.20%) NHS
14 29 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
14 29 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
15 28 (1.09%) Blog
16 23 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
17 21 (0.82%) Private Cloud
18 19 (0.74%) Replication
19 15 (0.58%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 478 (18.57%) Linux
2 232 (9.01%) Windows
3 161 (6.25%) Ubuntu
4 96 (3.73%) Windows Server
5 88 (3.42%) Unix
6 37 (1.44%) Windows Server 2016
7 33 (1.28%) Windows 10
8 31 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (1.05%) Android
10 25 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (0.93%) CentOS
12 23 (0.89%) Windows Server 2019
13 11 (0.43%) Debian
13 11 (0.43%) VMS
14 10 (0.39%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (0.35%) Kali Linux
15 9 (0.35%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.12%) Amazon Linux
16 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,106 (42.97%) Agile
2 618 (24.01%) DevOps
3 449 (17.44%) Software Engineering
4 421 (16.36%) Cybersecurity
5 399 (15.50%) Problem-Solving
6 281 (10.92%) Threat Intelligence
7 280 (10.88%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 275 (10.68%) Project Management
9 273 (10.61%) ITIL
10 266 (10.33%) SDLC
11 235 (9.13%) Scrum
12 219 (8.51%) CI/CD
13 208 (8.08%) Microservices
14 200 (7.77%) Software Licensing
15 191 (7.42%) Project Delivery
16 185 (7.19%) Configuration Management
17 175 (6.80%) Decision-Making
18 174 (6.76%) Coaching
19 168 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
20 167 (6.49%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 582 (22.61%) Python
2 447 (17.37%) Java
3 437 (16.98%) JavaScript
4 258 (10.02%) C#
5 184 (7.15%) SQL
6 138 (5.36%) C++
7 136 (5.28%) Bash
8 132 (5.13%) TypeScript
9 99 (3.85%) PowerShell
10 90 (3.50%) Go
11 74 (2.87%) Shell Script
12 73 (2.84%) Ruby
13 68 (2.64%) C
14 44 (1.71%) T-SQL
15 43 (1.67%) Perl
16 15 (0.58%) Groovy
17 13 (0.51%) MATLAB
18 11 (0.43%) XPath
19 10 (0.39%) PHP
19 10 (0.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2,574 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 243 (9.44%) Degree
3 234 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 110 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
4 110 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 79 (3.07%) CCNP
6 71 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 71 (2.76%) CISSP
7 60 (2.33%) AWS Certification
7 60 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 58 (2.25%) CISM
9 43 (1.67%) DBS Check
10 35 (1.36%) ISTQB
11 32 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 26 (1.01%) MCSE
13 25 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 24 (0.93%) CCIE
14 24 (0.93%) MCSA
15 23 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 21 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (3.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 78 (3.03%) NCSC
3 75 (2.91%) SLA
4 61 (2.37%) QA
5 52 (2.02%) GDPR
6 48 (1.86%) Cyber Essentials
7 38 (1.48%) NIST
8 35 (1.36%) PMO
9 18 (0.70%) Accessibility
9 18 (0.70%) JSP 440
9 18 (0.70%) PCI DSS
10 17 (0.66%) Data Quality
11 15 (0.58%) RMADS
12 13 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 10 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 8 (0.31%) DO-178B
14 8 (0.31%) GRC
14 8 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 6 (0.23%) BS25999
15 6 (0.23%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 302 (11.73%) Docker
2 127 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (4.31%) Active Directory
4 43 (1.67%) vSphere
5 40 (1.55%) Hyper-V
6 22 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (0.85%) VMware NSX
7 18 (0.70%) Firmware
8 17 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.31%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.27%) KVM
10 7 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.27%) Xen
11 6 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.16%) Postfix
12 4 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.12%) Lustre
13 3 (0.12%) Openswan
14 2 (0.078%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 289 (11.23%) Kubernetes
2 243 (9.44%) Ansible
3 187 (7.26%) Terraform
4 80 (3.11%) Puppet
5 72 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (0.97%) SCCM
7 24 (0.93%) vCenter Server
8 23 (0.89%) Grafana
9 21 (0.82%) Prometheus
9 21 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
10 20 (0.78%) HP ALM
11 18 (0.70%) Kibana
12 14 (0.54%) FortiGate
12 14 (0.54%) Packer
13 12 (0.47%) yum
14 11 (0.43%) CFEngine
14 11 (0.43%) Nessus
15 9 (0.35%) FreeIPA
15 9 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
16 8 (0.31%) logstash
Vendors
1 612 (23.78%) Microsoft
2 214 (8.31%) Adobe
3 194 (7.54%) Apple
4 149 (5.79%) VMware
5 147 (5.71%) Oracle
6 135 (5.24%) Cisco
7 85 (3.30%) NEC
7 85 (3.30%) Northgate
8 78 (3.03%) CheckPoint
9 72 (2.80%) Google
10 64 (2.49%) Atlassian
11 49 (1.90%) Red Hat
12 48 (1.86%) Fortinet
13 40 (1.55%) HP
13 40 (1.55%) Palo Alto
14 33 (1.28%) F5
15 32 (1.24%) SAP
15 32 (1.24%) Snow
16 28 (1.09%) Splunk
17 23 (0.89%) Juniper