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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 155 134 161
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +27
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2132 2548 1890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.95% 2.23% 1.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.17% 8.27% 6.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1711 1850 1317
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £67,100
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +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
29721 30793 28509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.24% 27.00% 27.02%
Number of salaries quoted 24107 23920 23183
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,700
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 2015 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 4 September 2015. 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 -35 1934 £47,500 -5.00% 371
South East -35 766 £45,000 -6.25% 125
London +45 459 £55,000 +4.76% 74
Hampshire -7 263 £41,000 -13.68% 39
South West -2 256 £42,500 -4.49% 57
Berkshire -37 212 £50,000 -4.76% 22
Reading -31 124 £49,000 -6.66% 11
East of England -68 116 £50,000 -23.07% 17
North West -25 108 £40,000 -11.11% 29
Surrey -17 106 £45,000 - 22
East Midlands +34 95 £40,000 +2.56% 11
West Midlands -83 90 £50,000 -20.00% 13
Gloucestershire -4 82 £45,000 +16.88% 21
Bristol -7 82 £42,500 -7.60% 15
City of London +11 81 £55,000 -3.50% 10
Buckinghamshire +15 75 £50,000 +16.27% 15
Birmingham -47 67 £55,000 -15.38% 6
Milton Keynes +4 66 £45,000 - 14
Oxfordshire +55 64 £32,500 -30.10% 5
Yorkshire +32 60 £45,000 +5.88% 32
Wiltshire +2 58 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Hertfordshire -68 56 £50,000 -28.57% 10
Aldershot +5 49 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Cumbria +2 47 £32,500 -23.52% 11
Leeds +33 37 £46,500 +9.41% 24
West Yorkshire +25 37 £46,500 +9.41% 25
Derbyshire +12 35 £47,000 +17.50% 6
Leatherhead -4 34 £45,000 -9.54% 6
Gloucester -1 33 £44,500 +11.25% 6
Nottinghamshire +7 31 £46,625 +0.26% 5

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 4324 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 909 (21.02%) Microsoft
3 850 (19.66%) Windows
4 793 (18.34%) ITIL
5 728 (16.84%) Oracle
6 651 (15.06%) DV Cleared
7 634 (14.66%) Degree
8 623 (14.41%) Cisco
9 576 (13.32%) Agile Software Development
10 569 (13.16%) SQL
11 545 (12.60%) Finance
12 498 (11.52%) Linux
13 492 (11.38%) Firewall
14 472 (10.92%) VMware
15 437 (10.11%) C
16 414 (9.57%) Java
17 411 (9.51%) MS Excel
18 400 (9.25%) Cisco Certification
19 382 (8.83%) UNIX
20 368 (8.51%) Active Directory
21 366 (8.46%) SQL Server
22 360 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
23 346 (8.00%) Project Management
24 336 (7.77%) Telecoms
25 334 (7.72%) SLA
26 323 (7.47%) HP
27 319 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
28 314 (7.26%) Information Security
29 313 (7.24%) SharePoint
30 311 (7.19%) .NET

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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
1 313 (7.24%) SharePoint
2 153 (3.54%) MS Exchange
3 142 (3.28%) IIS
4 118 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 109 (2.52%) Lync
6 100 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 93 (2.15%) WebLogic
8 82 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
9 80 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
10 63 (1.46%) Documentum
11 60 (1.39%) JBoss
12 58 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
13 47 (1.09%) WebSphere
14 44 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
15 42 (0.97%) Node.js
16 39 (0.90%) Apache
17 36 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 35 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
19 34 (0.79%) Oracle Application Server
20 31 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 411 (9.51%) MS Excel
2 190 (4.39%) MS Office
3 59 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 37 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (0.60%) MS Project
6 20 (0.46%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.14%) SPSS
8 5 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.093%) Windchill
9 4 (0.093%) Simulink
10 1 (0.023%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.023%) Maya
10 1 (0.023%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.023%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.023%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.023%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.023%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 176 (4.07%) Oracle EBS
2 149 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 73 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
4 70 (1.62%) Oracle 11i
5 69 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
6 43 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
7 39 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
8 31 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
8 31 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
8 31 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
9 27 (0.62%) Oracle iRecruitment
10 26 (0.60%) Oracle HRMS
11 25 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
12 19 (0.44%) Oracle SCM
13 18 (0.42%) SAP CO
13 18 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
14 17 (0.39%) SAP FI
14 17 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
15 16 (0.37%) Primavera
16 14 (0.32%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 128 (2.96%) Office 365
2 64 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (0.76%) SaaS
4 24 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 22 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
7 21 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.28%) PaaS
8 12 (0.28%) IaaS
9 9 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.16%) Taleo
10 7 (0.16%) Yammer
11 5 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
11 5 (0.12%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.046%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.046%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.023%) CodePlex
Communications & Networking
1 492 (11.38%) Firewall
2 283 (6.54%) LAN
3 281 (6.50%) WAN
4 181 (4.19%) TCP/IP
5 177 (4.09%) Wireless
6 157 (3.63%) DNS
7 138 (3.19%) SAN
8 122 (2.82%) Network Security
9 113 (2.61%) VoIP
10 103 (2.38%) DHCP
11 97 (2.24%) Cisco ASA
12 86 (1.99%) Internet
13 79 (1.83%) BGP
14 78 (1.80%) HTTP
15 76 (1.76%) MPLS
16 74 (1.71%) OSPF
17 68 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
18 48 (1.11%) VPN
19 39 (0.90%) IP Telephony
20 38 (0.88%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 366 (8.46%) SQL Server
2 171 (3.95%) Oracle Database
3 112 (2.59%) Relational Database
4 95 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 89 (2.06%) Big Data
6 80 (1.85%) MySQL
7 78 (1.80%) MongoDB
8 73 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
8 73 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
9 72 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 68 (1.57%) RDBMS
11 61 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
12 57 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 57 (1.32%) Oracle Exadata
13 47 (1.09%) QlikView
14 44 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
15 39 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
16 38 (0.88%) Hadoop
17 31 (0.72%) NoSQL
17 31 (0.72%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 95 (2.20%) Subversion
2 85 (1.97%) Visual Studio
3 68 (1.57%) Git (software)
4 60 (1.39%) Selenium
5 59 (1.36%) LoadRunner
6 53 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
7 47 (1.09%) JUnit
8 43 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
9 42 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
9 42 (0.97%) Maven
10 35 (0.81%) ClearCase
11 33 (0.76%) NUnit
12 29 (0.67%) JIRA
12 29 (0.67%) Ant
13 27 (0.62%) Jenkins
14 21 (0.49%) HP UFT
15 20 (0.46%) Eclipse
16 19 (0.44%) FitNesse
17 16 (0.37%) MSI
17 16 (0.37%) Cucumber
General
1 545 (12.60%) Finance
2 336 (7.77%) Telecoms
3 122 (2.82%) Manufacturing
4 101 (2.34%) Retail
5 85 (1.97%) Banking
6 70 (1.62%) Military
7 55 (1.27%) Marketing
8 54 (1.25%) Aerospace
9 48 (1.11%) Legal
10 45 (1.04%) Electronics
11 38 (0.88%) Publishing
12 26 (0.60%) Back Office
13 24 (0.56%) General Ledger
14 15 (0.35%) Welsh Language
15 14 (0.32%) Advertising
16 12 (0.28%) Law
17 10 (0.23%) Billing
18 8 (0.19%) Games
19 7 (0.16%) Local Government
19 7 (0.16%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 720 (16.65%) Analyst
2 535 (12.37%) Consultant
3 482 (11.15%) Architect
4 437 (10.11%) Developer
5 230 (5.32%) Project Manager
6 202 (4.67%) Network Engineer
7 170 (3.93%) Administrator
8 163 (3.77%) Security Consultant
9 159 (3.68%) Business Analyst
10 146 (3.38%) Support Engineer
11 136 (3.15%) Support Analyst
12 129 (2.98%) Software Engineer
13 113 (2.61%) Systems Engineer
13 113 (2.61%) Solutions Architect
13 113 (2.61%) Oracle Consultant
14 112 (2.59%) DBA
15 109 (2.52%) Technical Architect
16 107 (2.47%) Test Analyst
17 105 (2.43%) .NET Developer
18 96 (2.22%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 311 (7.19%) .NET
2 307 (7.10%) HTML
3 243 (5.62%) CSS
4 187 (4.32%) ASP.NET
5 150 (3.47%) Middleware
6 140 (3.24%) Web Services
7 125 (2.89%) HTML5
8 124 (2.87%) XML
9 113 (2.61%) J2EE
10 101 (2.34%) Oracle Fusion
11 98 (2.27%) .NET Framework
12 89 (2.06%) Spring
12 89 (2.06%) jQuery
13 82 (1.90%) Hibernate
14 79 (1.83%) WCF
15 70 (1.62%) CSS3
16 69 (1.60%) Entity Framework
17 67 (1.55%) JSP
18 65 (1.50%) SOAP
19 64 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 319 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 209 (4.83%) Management Information System
3 204 (4.72%) Data Centre
4 167 (3.86%) Computer Science
5 108 (2.50%) Clustering
6 66 (1.53%) PKI
7 63 (1.46%) Mathematics
8 60 (1.39%) CESG
9 57 (1.32%) Replication
10 56 (1.30%) Oracle Exalogic
11 54 (1.25%) RMADS
11 54 (1.25%) GIS
12 52 (1.20%) Visualisation
13 49 (1.13%) User Experience
14 45 (1.04%) Private Cloud
14 45 (1.04%) Blackberry
15 38 (0.88%) Algorithms
16 34 (0.79%) Life Science
17 30 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
18 28 (0.65%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 850 (19.66%) Windows
2 498 (11.52%) Linux
3 382 (8.83%) UNIX
4 257 (5.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 181 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 177 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 138 (3.19%) Windows 7
8 97 (2.24%) Solaris
9 59 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 47 (1.09%) Windows XP
11 45 (1.04%) Windows 8
12 43 (0.99%) AIX
13 39 (0.90%) Ubuntu
14 32 (0.74%) Android
15 20 (0.46%) Apple iOS
16 18 (0.42%) HPUX
17 16 (0.37%) Windows 2000
17 16 (0.37%) CentOS
18 9 (0.21%) Windows NT
18 9 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 793 (18.34%) ITIL
2 576 (13.32%) Agile Software Development
3 346 (8.00%) Project Management
4 314 (7.26%) Information Security
5 254 (5.87%) Change Management
6 247 (5.71%) Service Management
7 241 (5.57%) Scrum
8 239 (5.53%) Service Delivery
8 239 (5.53%) Software Engineering
8 239 (5.53%) Cyber Security
9 223 (5.16%) PRINCE2
10 221 (5.11%) Mentoring
11 215 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
12 213 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
13 188 (4.35%) ERP
14 179 (4.14%) UML
15 175 (4.05%) SDLC
16 169 (3.91%) Configuration Management
17 162 (3.75%) Incident Management
18 160 (3.70%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 569 (13.16%) SQL
2 437 (10.11%) C
3 414 (9.57%) Java
4 307 (7.10%) C#
5 267 (6.17%) JavaScript
6 212 (4.90%) C++
7 143 (3.31%) Python
8 125 (2.89%) Perl
8 125 (2.89%) PowerShell
9 109 (2.52%) PL/SQL
10 93 (2.15%) Shell Script
11 85 (1.97%) Ruby
12 65 (1.50%) Bash Shell
13 62 (1.43%) VB.NET
14 42 (0.97%) T-SQL
15 37 (0.86%) PHP
16 31 (0.72%) VB
17 22 (0.51%) VBScript
18 19 (0.44%) VBA
19 18 (0.42%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4324 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 651 (15.06%) DV Cleared
3 634 (14.66%) Degree
4 400 (9.25%) Cisco Certification
5 252 (5.83%) CCNA
6 242 (5.60%) CCNP
7 212 (4.90%) CISSP
8 182 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 127 (2.94%) ISTQB
10 112 (2.59%) CISM
11 107 (2.47%) MCSE
12 75 (1.73%) ISEB
13 72 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 71 (1.64%) MCP
15 62 (1.43%) CCSA
16 60 (1.39%) CCA
16 60 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
17 59 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
18 56 (1.30%) MCSA
19 49 (1.13%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 334 (7.72%) SLA
2 145 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 115 (2.66%) QA
4 62 (1.43%) PCI DSS
5 28 (0.65%) ISO 9001
6 27 (0.62%) JSP 440
7 21 (0.49%) COBIT
8 11 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.23%) GPG13
10 4 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.093%) IEC 61508
10 4 (0.093%) DO-178B
11 3 (0.069%) TickIT
11 3 (0.069%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.046%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.023%) BS7799
13 1 (0.023%) DO-160
13 1 (0.023%) PMBOK
System Software
1 368 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 360 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 214 (4.95%) Hyper-V
4 121 (2.80%) XenApp
5 113 (2.61%) Microsoft App-V
6 92 (2.13%) XenDesktop
7 80 (1.85%) vSphere
8 56 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
9 55 (1.27%) VMware ESX
9 55 (1.27%) Terminal Services
10 31 (0.72%) UAG
11 27 (0.62%) ISA Server
11 27 (0.62%) Firmware
12 26 (0.60%) XenServer
13 25 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
14 20 (0.46%) Xen
15 19 (0.44%) Samba
16 18 (0.42%) BitLocker
17 14 (0.32%) vCloud
17 14 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 199 (4.60%) SCCM
2 83 (1.92%) SCOM
3 72 (1.67%) NetBackup
4 56 (1.30%) Data Guard
5 55 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
6 43 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
7 34 (0.79%) SCVMM
7 34 (0.79%) HP SIM
8 27 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
9 26 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
10 25 (0.58%) Puppet
10 25 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 23 (0.53%) Windows Intune
11 23 (0.53%) OpenView
11 23 (0.53%) WSUS
12 21 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 21 (0.49%) SCSM
13 20 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
13 20 (0.46%) Nessus
14 19 (0.44%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 909 (21.02%) Microsoft
2 728 (16.84%) Oracle
3 623 (14.41%) Cisco
4 472 (10.92%) VMware
5 323 (7.47%) HP
6 294 (6.80%) Juniper
7 265 (6.13%) Citrix
8 200 (4.63%) CheckPoint
9 187 (4.32%) SAP
10 155 (3.58%) F5
11 145 (3.35%) IBM
12 113 (2.61%) Remedy
13 104 (2.41%) Symantec
14 102 (2.36%) EMC
15 98 (2.27%) Computacenter
16 86 (1.99%) McAfee
17 83 (1.92%) Sun
18 67 (1.55%) NetApp
18 67 (1.55%) AppSense
19 65 (1.50%) Red Hat
Tyneside
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £39000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 5 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 5 hours ago
UK
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £35k - 60k per year + Car allowance, medical, pension, 36 hols
Posted: 6 hours ago
UK
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £38k - 65k per year + 36hols + pension + medical
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 - £43000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Exceptional Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Vodafone
Posted: 9 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Flex Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Computer Sciences Corporation
Posted: 11 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Computer Sciences Corporation
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £21500 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
South East
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary package
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Capgemini
Salary: £0.00 per annum + Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
RBW Consulting
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Computer Sciences Corporation
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago