The Security Industry Authority issued their updated statistics on 1st July 2020 providing a full breakdown of licences held and qualifications completed during the past year.
Below is a breakdown of current licences held:
The Door Supervisor Licence is, by far, the most popular with 65% of all licences being held in this sector, this is followed by Security Guarding at just over 15% and Public Space Surveillance (CCTV) at approximately 12.5%.
One interesting fact is that out of a total of 63,180 qualifications gained during the past year to enable individuals to apply for an SIA licence, only 64% (40,317) then went on to apply for a licence.
There is also a breakdown of Active Licences based on the Travel to Work Area and 27.2% of these licences are issued to individuals in the London area. This is followed by Manchester, Birmingham and Slough & Heathrow.
Licence Demographics is also included which includes Gender, Nationality and Age Group. From our records gained in 2017, we have found that there has been just a 1% increase in females working in the security sector over the past 3 years, with the percentage now standing at 10.11%.
These statistics and many more can be found on the SIA website Click here