The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 128 153 144
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -9
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2579 1957 2286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.23% 1.79% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.26% 6.62% 6.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1844 1353 1871
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,025
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31234 29580 33891
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 27.11% 28.48%
Number of salaries quoted 24200 23976 28787
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SC Cleared
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the UK.

SC Cleared Salary Trend in the UK

SC Cleared
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SC Cleared over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 within the UK.

SC Cleared Salary Histogram in the UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +36 2420 £50,000 +11.11% 303
South East +15 1233 £48,000 +6.66% 112
Berkshire +7 544 £52,000 +12.43% 24
Hampshire +17 450 £47,500 +18.75% 51
London +44 390 £52,000 +4.00% 49
Reading +7 375 £52,500 +14.13% 12
East of England +102 242 £58,500 +67.14% 23
West Midlands +69 236 £60,000 +26.31% 12
South West +1 221 £42,500 -3.40% 51
Birmingham +51 209 £65,000 +44.44% 6
Hertfordshire +71 193 £70,000 +69.69% 8
Basingstoke +29 178 £45,000 -13.46% 4
Hemel Hempstead +21 166 £70,000 +100.00% 6
Surrey -20 135 £45,000 - 16
North West +52 134 £45,000 - 29
Bracknell +5 119 £38,000 -5.00% 4
City of London +38 109 £51,500 +5.64% 19
Gloucestershire +11 77 £38,500 -23.00% 12
Bristol -8 70 £46,000 +8.23% 17
Southampton +7 59 £42,500 +6.25% 9
East Midlands +9 56 £40,000 +21.21% 5
Buckinghamshire +17 51 £40,500 -6.89% 14
Cheshire +12 51 £50,000 -16.66% 7
Wales -8 48 £42,500 +21.42% 11
Milton Keynes +13 46 £41,000 -5.74% 6
Manchester +11 46 £45,000 +4.65% 10
Wiltshire -2 46 £45,000 -5.26% 14
South Wales -12 45 £42,500 +21.42% 9
Farnborough +28 42 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Yorkshire -48 39 £45,000 +20.00% 15

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared.

1 5046 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1240 (24.57%) Windows
3 1083 (21.46%) Finance
4 1015 (20.11%) Microsoft
5 985 (19.52%) ITIL
6 789 (15.64%) DV Cleared
7 748 (14.82%) Oracle
8 676 (13.40%) Telecoms
9 634 (12.56%) SQL
10 566 (11.22%) Degree
11 561 (11.12%) Linux
12 542 (10.74%) Retail
13 529 (10.48%) Active Directory
14 518 (10.27%) PRINCE2
14 518 (10.27%) VMware
15 510 (10.11%) Firewall
16 480 (9.51%) Cisco
17 477 (9.45%) Java
18 429 (8.50%) MS Excel
19 424 (8.40%) Project Management
20 405 (8.03%) HP
21 374 (7.41%) UNIX
22 351 (6.96%) SharePoint
23 347 (6.88%) Service Management
24 329 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
25 316 (6.26%) C#
26 309 (6.12%) SQL Server
27 308 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
28 304 (6.02%) .NET
29 302 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 351 (6.96%) SharePoint
2 242 (4.80%) MS Exchange
3 142 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 131 (2.60%) Apache
5 127 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 112 (2.22%) WebLogic
7 111 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 110 (2.18%) Lync
9 100 (1.98%) IIS
10 89 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
11 71 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
12 70 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
13 60 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
14 50 (0.99%) WebSphere
15 48 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2000
16 43 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 42 (0.83%) Tomcat
18 37 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
19 33 (0.65%) IBM Notes
20 32 (0.63%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 429 (8.50%) MS Excel
2 197 (3.90%) MS Office
3 90 (1.78%) MS Project
4 46 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 40 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.24%) InfoPath
6 12 (0.24%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.12%) FrameMaker
7 6 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.099%) Simulink
9 4 (0.079%) CATIA
9 4 (0.079%) Revit
10 3 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.020%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.020%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 158 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
2 123 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 116 (2.30%) Oracle Applications
4 82 (1.63%) Oracle ERP
5 56 (1.11%) Oracle HRMS
6 36 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
7 35 (0.69%) Oracle 11i
8 28 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
9 27 (0.54%) Oracle iRecruitment
9 27 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 26 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
11 24 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
11 24 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
11 24 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
12 19 (0.38%) Oracle Payroll
13 18 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
13 18 (0.36%) SAP CO
13 18 (0.36%) SAP FI
14 14 (0.28%) Oracle Internet Expenses
15 13 (0.26%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 48 (0.95%) Office 365
2 17 (0.34%) Taleo
3 16 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.30%) SaaS
5 13 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (0.26%) Amazon S3
5 13 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
6 12 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.22%) IaaS
8 2 (0.040%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 510 (10.11%) Firewall
2 253 (5.01%) DNS
3 203 (4.02%) SAN
4 193 (3.82%) TCP/IP
5 179 (3.55%) LAN
6 172 (3.41%) WAN
7 171 (3.39%) DHCP
8 170 (3.37%) Network Security
9 163 (3.23%) Internet
10 129 (2.56%) Wireless
11 109 (2.16%) HTTP
12 84 (1.66%) NAS
13 76 (1.51%) VPN
14 70 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
15 68 (1.35%) LDAP
16 62 (1.23%) VoIP
17 58 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
18 57 (1.13%) ISDN
19 53 (1.05%) Wireshark
20 50 (0.99%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 158 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 79 (1.57%) MySQL
4 64 (1.27%) Relational Database
5 55 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
6 53 (1.05%) Oracle Discoverer
7 52 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 50 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
9 47 (0.93%) Hadoop
10 46 (0.91%) EDRMS
11 44 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
12 41 (0.81%) RDBMS
12 41 (0.81%) NoSQL
13 36 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 34 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
14 34 (0.67%) Data Mining
14 34 (0.67%) Big Data
15 33 (0.65%) MongoDB
15 33 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
16 31 (0.61%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 77 (1.53%) JIRA
2 74 (1.47%) LoadRunner
3 73 (1.45%) Subversion
4 63 (1.25%) Selenium
5 52 (1.03%) Maven
6 51 (1.01%) Git (software)
7 50 (0.99%) TestDirector
7 50 (0.99%) Visual Studio
8 47 (0.93%) QuickTest Pro
8 47 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
9 46 (0.91%) Eclipse
10 44 (0.87%) Jenkins
11 39 (0.77%) Ant
12 37 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
13 33 (0.65%) JUnit
14 30 (0.59%) GCC
14 30 (0.59%) GDB
15 29 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
16 23 (0.46%) Bugzilla
17 21 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1083 (21.46%) Finance
2 676 (13.40%) Telecoms
3 542 (10.74%) Retail
4 158 (3.13%) Back Office
5 142 (2.81%) Military
6 112 (2.22%) Legal
7 85 (1.68%) Banking
8 79 (1.57%) Aerospace
9 66 (1.31%) Electronics
10 51 (1.01%) Marketing
11 49 (0.97%) Manufacturing
12 48 (0.95%) German Language
13 27 (0.54%) Automotive
14 26 (0.52%) Law
15 21 (0.42%) Local Government
16 18 (0.36%) Advertising
17 17 (0.34%) Publishing
18 13 (0.26%) Financial Institution
19 12 (0.24%) General Ledger
20 10 (0.20%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 729 (14.45%) Consultant
2 585 (11.59%) Architect
3 475 (9.41%) Analyst
4 438 (8.68%) Developer
5 391 (7.75%) Project Manager
6 246 (4.88%) Support Engineer
7 181 (3.59%) Oracle Consultant
8 180 (3.57%) Network Engineer
9 164 (3.25%) Security Consultant
10 129 (2.56%) Security Engineer
11 128 (2.54%) Senior Manager
12 125 (2.48%) Test Manager
13 114 (2.26%) Software Engineer
13 114 (2.26%) Solutions Architect
14 113 (2.24%) Programme Manager
14 113 (2.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 112 (2.22%) Security Analyst
15 112 (2.22%) Java Developer
16 109 (2.16%) Technical Architect
17 108 (2.14%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (6.02%) .NET
2 222 (4.40%) HTML
3 179 (3.55%) XML
4 169 (3.35%) ASP.NET
5 146 (2.89%) Middleware
6 138 (2.73%) Web Services
7 132 (2.62%) Spring
8 115 (2.28%) Hibernate
9 111 (2.20%) HTML5
10 102 (2.02%) J2EE
10 102 (2.02%) SOAP
11 98 (1.94%) CSS
12 83 (1.64%) jQuery
13 80 (1.59%) .NET Framework
14 66 (1.31%) WCF
15 62 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
16 46 (0.91%) Java EE
17 43 (0.85%) Ajax
18 39 (0.77%) WF
19 37 (0.73%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 297 (5.89%) Management Information System
2 167 (3.31%) Open Source
3 162 (3.21%) Computer Science
4 136 (2.70%) PKI
5 127 (2.52%) Clustering
6 97 (1.92%) CESG
7 88 (1.74%) RMADS
8 84 (1.66%) Mathematics
9 77 (1.53%) Blackberry
10 61 (1.21%) Statistics
11 55 (1.09%) Replication
12 53 (1.05%) GIS
13 47 (0.93%) CESG CLAS
13 47 (0.93%) Mobile App
14 41 (0.81%) Human Factors
15 36 (0.71%) Smartcard
15 36 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
16 35 (0.69%) Physics
17 32 (0.63%) Visualisation
17 32 (0.63%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1240 (24.57%) Windows
2 561 (11.12%) Linux
3 374 (7.41%) UNIX
4 329 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 308 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 158 (3.13%) Windows 7
7 146 (2.89%) Solaris
8 134 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 133 (2.64%) Windows XP
10 85 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 77 (1.53%) HPUX
12 68 (1.35%) Android
13 54 (1.07%) Windows 2000
14 39 (0.77%) AIX
15 36 (0.71%) Apple iOS
16 34 (0.67%) Windows 8
17 26 (0.52%) Windows Vista
18 22 (0.44%) Ubuntu
19 20 (0.40%) Debian
20 18 (0.36%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 985 (19.52%) ITIL
2 518 (10.27%) PRINCE2
3 424 (8.40%) Project Management
4 347 (6.88%) Service Management
5 300 (5.95%) Risk Management
6 255 (5.05%) Information Security
7 240 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 232 (4.60%) Software Engineering
9 228 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
10 215 (4.26%) Configuration Management
11 205 (4.06%) Incident Management
12 203 (4.02%) Migration
13 196 (3.88%) SIEM
14 181 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
15 180 (3.57%) Service Delivery
15 180 (3.57%) Network Design
16 173 (3.43%) Change Control
17 172 (3.41%) Business Development
18 167 (3.31%) UML
19 166 (3.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 634 (12.56%) SQL
2 477 (9.45%) Java
3 316 (6.26%) C#
4 277 (5.49%) C
5 237 (4.70%) JavaScript
6 226 (4.48%) C++
7 158 (3.13%) PowerShell
8 135 (2.68%) Python
9 106 (2.10%) VB.NET
10 102 (2.02%) Perl
11 94 (1.86%) PL/SQL
12 93 (1.84%) Shell Script
13 86 (1.70%) Bash Shell
14 75 (1.49%) VB
15 55 (1.09%) VBScript
16 54 (1.07%) Ruby
17 46 (0.91%) T-SQL
18 40 (0.79%) PHP
19 37 (0.73%) VBA
20 35 (0.69%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 5046 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 789 (15.64%) DV Cleared
3 566 (11.22%) Degree
4 257 (5.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 234 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
6 190 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 150 (2.97%) ISEB
8 148 (2.93%) CISSP
9 143 (2.83%) CCNP
9 143 (2.83%) CTC Cleared
10 129 (2.56%) ISTQB
11 125 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 105 (2.08%) CCNA
13 100 (1.98%) MCP
14 83 (1.64%) MCSE
15 76 (1.51%) CISM
16 62 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
17 60 (1.19%) GCIA
18 58 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 56 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (4.36%) SLA
2 186 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 164 (3.25%) QA
4 41 (0.81%) ISO 9001
5 37 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 20 (0.40%) COBIT
6 20 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 18 (0.36%) DO-178B
8 17 (0.34%) JSP 440
9 14 (0.28%) HMG Infosec
10 10 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.18%) JTAG
12 6 (0.12%) COSO
12 6 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.099%) TickIT
14 4 (0.079%) ISO 14001
14 4 (0.079%) BS7799
15 3 (0.059%) GPG13
16 2 (0.040%) IEC 61508
17 1 (0.020%) CESG Infosec
System Software
1 529 (10.48%) Active Directory
2 302 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 188 (3.73%) Hyper-V
4 125 (2.48%) VMware ESX
5 105 (2.08%) XenApp
6 88 (1.74%) vSphere
7 61 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
8 48 (0.95%) Snort
8 48 (0.95%) XenDesktop
9 47 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
10 45 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
11 43 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
12 39 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 37 (0.73%) Terminal Services
14 36 (0.71%) vCloud
15 32 (0.63%) ISA Server
16 19 (0.38%) NFS
17 18 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
18 12 (0.24%) UAG
19 10 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 177 (3.51%) SCCM
2 151 (2.99%) NetBackup
3 137 (2.72%) HP Quality Center
4 92 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
5 89 (1.76%) SCOM
6 56 (1.11%) Backup Exec
7 55 (1.09%) WSUS
8 50 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
9 47 (0.93%) Data Guard
10 42 (0.83%) HP SIM
11 33 (0.65%) SCDPM
11 33 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 33 (0.65%) SCVMM
11 33 (0.65%) OpenView
12 32 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
13 30 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 29 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 28 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 25 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 20 (0.40%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1015 (20.11%) Microsoft
2 748 (14.82%) Oracle
3 518 (10.27%) VMware
4 480 (9.51%) Cisco
5 405 (8.03%) HP
6 302 (5.98%) Fujitsu
7 300 (5.95%) Citrix
8 267 (5.29%) Juniper
9 185 (3.67%) Symantec
10 160 (3.17%) F5
11 151 (2.99%) McAfee
12 144 (2.85%) CheckPoint
13 120 (2.38%) Red Hat
14 106 (2.10%) Veritas
14 106 (2.10%) Remedy
15 100 (1.98%) EMC
15 100 (1.98%) JBoss
16 96 (1.90%) SAP
17 86 (1.70%) IBM
18 68 (1.35%) Sourcefire
Argyll
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NES Global Talent
Salary: £55000 to £60000 per annum - Car Allowance, Pension, Healthcare etc
Posted: 1 hour ago
Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Everything Everywhere
Salary: Competitive+benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Everything Everywhere
Salary: Competitive+benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £27000 - £31000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £65,000 to £95,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 17 hours ago
West London
Cerner Limited
Salary: Very attractive and commensurate with experience
Posted: 19 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
JPS Selection
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £34000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago