As of 1st November 2019, there were 357,031 individuals holding one or more current SIA licence, of these 8,046 were non-front-line licences.
By far, the most popular SIA licence to be held is that of a Door Supervisor, which also allows the individual to carry out front-line Security Guarding activities. These licences account for over 64% of SIA licences issued, with Security Guarding the second most popular at 16%, followed by Public Space Surveillance (CCTV) at 12%.
The breakdown of front-line SIA licences by sector is:
Cash & Valuables in Transit – 7,502
Close Protection – 14,578
Door Supervisors – 264,104
Key Holding – 968
Non-Front Line – 8,046
Public Space Surveillance (CCTV) – 50,922
Security Guarding – 64,276
Vehicle Immobilisers – 18
Total – 410,414
We last reviewed the issue of SIA licences in March 2017, at which time there were 317,416 individuals holding a total of 362,176 licences. This has shown an increase of 39,615 SIA licence holders in just over two and a half years – approximately 12.5%.
It is also interesting to see that Door Supervisor licences have increased by 5%, whilst Security Guarding licences have reduced by 6%, but Public Space Surveillance (CCTV) has remained the same at 12%.