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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 123 152 163
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +11
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2461 1946 1814
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.38% 1.87% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.63% 6.84% 6.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1874 1394 1077
Average salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%

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
32264 28466 29425
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.19% 27.29% 28.04%
Number of salaries quoted 25732 22397 24046
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +42 2239 £47,500 +5.55% 334
South East +9 924 £45,000 - 112
London +36 438 £53,500 +7.00% 53
Hampshire +11 395 £40,000 -4.07% 48
South West +42 373 £45,000 +12.50% 69
Berkshire +5 306 £52,500 +10.52% 28
Reading -2 183 £52,500 +10.52% 19
North West +12 142 £51,500 +28.75% 27
West Midlands -13 137 £55,000 +22.22% 20
East of England +34 135 £48,750 +2.63% 28
Bristol +51 122 £45,000 -5.26% 14
Surrey -25 108 £50,000 +5.26% 17
City of London +3 107 £55,000 +15.78% 15
Wiltshire +19 100 £38,000 -1.90% 31
Andover 0 98 £45,000 +4.65% 3
Birmingham +25 95 £55,000 +4.76% 9
Portsmouth +11 80 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Hertfordshire -5 80 £45,750 -3.68% 9
Gloucestershire +13 73 £47,500 +15.85% 16
Buckinghamshire +11 72 £45,000 -2.70% 7
Milton Keynes +14 71 £45,000 +3.44% 4
Bracknell -1 67 £45,000 - 2
Gosport +9 60 £40,000 - 4
Yorkshire +24 56 £45,000 +38.46% 8
Hemel Hempstead +5 53 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Southampton -2 51 £45,500 +1.11% 12
Manchester +23 48 £55,000 -8.33% 7
West Yorkshire +22 46 £45,000 +45.16% 7
Cheshire -17 41 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Wales -37 41 £43,000 +4.24% 8

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 5403 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1397 (25.86%) Windows
3 1296 (23.99%) Microsoft
4 1160 (21.47%) ITIL
5 1064 (19.69%) DV Cleared
6 892 (16.51%) Finance
7 821 (15.20%) SQL
8 817 (15.12%) Oracle
9 717 (13.27%) Active Directory
10 701 (12.97%) VMware
11 700 (12.96%) Cisco
12 656 (12.14%) Firewall
13 628 (11.62%) MS Excel
14 544 (10.07%) HP
15 543 (10.05%) Degree
16 539 (9.98%) Linux
17 504 (9.33%) Java
18 488 (9.03%) Agile Software Development
19 480 (8.88%) VMware Infrastructure
20 479 (8.87%) C
21 464 (8.59%) Telecoms
22 457 (8.46%) SQL Server
23 447 (8.27%) SharePoint
24 440 (8.14%) Windows Server 2008
25 423 (7.83%) Cisco Certification
26 402 (7.44%) Service Management
27 393 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
28 388 (7.18%) PRINCE2
29 381 (7.05%) Project Management
30 376 (6.96%) Citrix

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
1 447 (8.27%) SharePoint
2 329 (6.09%) MS Exchange
3 220 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 174 (3.22%) Lync
5 160 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 155 (2.87%) IIS
7 152 (2.81%) WebLogic
8 139 (2.57%) SharePoint 2010
9 129 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2007
10 124 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
11 83 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
12 79 (1.46%) Apache
13 77 (1.43%) JBoss
14 75 (1.39%) WebSphere
15 52 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 45 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 44 (0.81%) NetWeaver
18 43 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
19 41 (0.76%) Tomcat
20 39 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 628 (11.62%) MS Excel
2 258 (4.78%) MS Office
3 69 (1.28%) MS Project
4 57 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 40 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.30%) InfoPath
7 11 (0.20%) AutoCAD
8 8 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.13%) Windchill
9 7 (0.13%) Simulink
10 3 (0.056%) Maya
10 3 (0.056%) 3ds Max
10 3 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.019%) Solid Edge
11 1 (0.019%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.019%) NASTRAN
11 1 (0.019%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 253 (4.68%) Oracle EBS
2 200 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 135 (2.50%) Oracle Applications
4 95 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
5 73 (1.35%) Oracle ERP
6 63 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
7 49 (0.91%) Oracle HRMS
8 39 (0.72%) Oracle Payroll
8 39 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
8 39 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
9 36 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
10 33 (0.61%) Oracle iRecruitment
11 30 (0.56%) SAP CO
12 29 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
12 29 (0.54%) SAP FI
13 22 (0.41%) SAP HR
14 17 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
14 17 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
15 16 (0.30%) SAP BPC
15 16 (0.30%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 164 (3.04%) Office 365
2 70 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (0.48%) SaaS
4 14 (0.26%) PaaS
5 12 (0.22%) Taleo
5 12 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.22%) Yammer
6 6 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (0.093%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (0.074%) IaaS
9 3 (0.056%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.056%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.056%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.037%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.019%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.019%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 656 (12.14%) Firewall
2 365 (6.76%) WAN
3 351 (6.50%) LAN
4 304 (5.63%) DNS
5 231 (4.28%) DHCP
6 213 (3.94%) SAN
7 199 (3.68%) TCP/IP
8 190 (3.52%) Wireless
9 177 (3.28%) Network Security
10 126 (2.33%) VPN
11 105 (1.94%) Internet
12 103 (1.91%) Unified Communications
13 93 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
14 92 (1.70%) MPLS
15 86 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
16 82 (1.52%) HTTP
17 79 (1.46%) SNMP
17 79 (1.46%) VoIP
18 77 (1.43%) Wireshark
19 67 (1.24%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 457 (8.46%) SQL Server
2 219 (4.05%) Oracle Database
3 143 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 101 (1.87%) Relational Database
5 73 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 72 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
7 71 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
8 67 (1.24%) Oracle BI EE
8 67 (1.24%) RDBMS
9 63 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
9 63 (1.17%) Oracle Discoverer
10 62 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
11 59 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 54 (1.00%) MySQL
13 50 (0.93%) EDRMS
14 45 (0.83%) Big Data
15 44 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 39 (0.72%) IDOL
17 36 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
17 36 (0.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 127 (2.35%) Oracle Forms
2 107 (1.98%) Subversion
3 91 (1.68%) Git (software)
4 86 (1.59%) Maven
4 86 (1.59%) JIRA
5 82 (1.52%) Ant
6 74 (1.37%) Jenkins
7 72 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
8 65 (1.20%) Selenium
9 62 (1.15%) Visual Studio
10 49 (0.91%) JUnit
11 45 (0.83%) TestDirector
12 41 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
13 40 (0.74%) LoadRunner
14 39 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
15 35 (0.65%) Eclipse
16 32 (0.59%) QuickTest Pro
16 32 (0.59%) MSI
17 21 (0.39%) Apache Ivy
18 20 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 892 (16.51%) Finance
2 464 (8.59%) Telecoms
3 261 (4.83%) Retail
4 161 (2.98%) Banking
5 116 (2.15%) Aerospace
6 114 (2.11%) Manufacturing
7 104 (1.92%) Military
7 104 (1.92%) Electronics
8 71 (1.31%) Legal
9 47 (0.87%) Marketing
10 44 (0.81%) Back Office
11 22 (0.41%) General Ledger
12 15 (0.28%) Local Government
13 13 (0.24%) Law
13 13 (0.24%) Advertising
13 13 (0.24%) Publishing
14 10 (0.19%) Billing
15 9 (0.17%) German Language
15 9 (0.17%) Games
16 6 (0.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 837 (15.49%) Consultant
2 633 (11.72%) Analyst
3 560 (10.36%) Architect
4 442 (8.18%) Developer
5 326 (6.03%) Project Manager
6 259 (4.79%) Network Engineer
7 228 (4.22%) Support Engineer
8 199 (3.68%) Software Engineer
9 141 (2.61%) DBA
10 138 (2.55%) Systems Engineer
11 136 (2.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 136 (2.52%) Oracle Consultant
12 128 (2.37%) Administrator
13 127 (2.35%) Java Developer
14 121 (2.24%) Support Analyst
15 118 (2.18%) Security Consultant
16 112 (2.07%) Test Analyst
17 109 (2.02%) Security Engineer
18 107 (1.98%) SAP Consultant
19 104 (1.92%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (5.96%) HTML
2 270 (5.00%) .NET
3 228 (4.22%) CSS
4 218 (4.03%) XML
5 165 (3.05%) J2EE
6 156 (2.89%) Web Services
7 152 (2.81%) HTML5
8 148 (2.74%) ASP.NET
9 130 (2.41%) Middleware
10 118 (2.18%) jQuery
11 93 (1.72%) Spring
12 84 (1.55%) JSON
13 78 (1.44%) JSP
14 73 (1.35%) AngularJS
15 72 (1.33%) Hibernate
16 63 (1.17%) .NET Framework
17 60 (1.11%) SOAP
18 57 (1.05%) CSS3
19 55 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
20 51 (0.94%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 367 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
2 245 (4.53%) Management Information System
3 187 (3.46%) Clustering
4 154 (2.85%) Computer Science
5 111 (2.05%) Open Source
6 97 (1.80%) Life Science
7 96 (1.78%) GIS
8 88 (1.63%) Blackberry
9 77 (1.43%) Statistics
10 67 (1.24%) Replication
11 64 (1.18%) RMADS
12 59 (1.09%) Mathematics
13 52 (0.96%) PKI
14 45 (0.83%) CESG
15 42 (0.78%) Physics
16 39 (0.72%) Client/Server
17 37 (0.68%) User Experience
18 34 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
19 31 (0.57%) CESG CLAS
19 31 (0.57%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1397 (25.86%) Windows
2 539 (9.98%) Linux
3 440 (8.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 393 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 353 (6.53%) UNIX
6 301 (5.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 226 (4.18%) Windows 7
8 208 (3.85%) Windows XP
9 89 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 73 (1.35%) Windows 8
11 72 (1.33%) HPUX
12 71 (1.31%) Solaris
13 60 (1.11%) Android
14 59 (1.09%) Windows 2000
15 52 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
16 43 (0.80%) Apple iOS
17 37 (0.68%) CentOS
18 26 (0.48%) AIX
19 19 (0.35%) SUSE
20 13 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1160 (21.47%) ITIL
2 488 (9.03%) Agile Software Development
3 402 (7.44%) Service Management
4 388 (7.18%) PRINCE2
5 381 (7.05%) Project Management
6 339 (6.27%) Software Engineering
7 325 (6.02%) Mentoring
8 296 (5.48%) Service Delivery
9 292 (5.40%) Incident Management
10 290 (5.37%) Change Management
11 231 (4.28%) Business Intelligence
12 229 (4.24%) Information Security
13 227 (4.20%) Migration
13 227 (4.20%) UML
14 214 (3.96%) Risk Management
15 209 (3.87%) Stakeholder Management
16 199 (3.68%) ERP
17 186 (3.44%) CRM
17 186 (3.44%) Change Control
18 174 (3.22%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 821 (15.20%) SQL
2 504 (9.33%) Java
3 479 (8.87%) C
4 332 (6.14%) JavaScript
5 292 (5.40%) C#
6 226 (4.18%) C++
7 200 (3.70%) PowerShell
8 167 (3.09%) PL/SQL
9 112 (2.07%) Python
10 81 (1.50%) Shell Script
10 81 (1.50%) Perl
11 78 (1.44%) PHP
12 59 (1.09%) ABAP
12 59 (1.09%) Bash Shell
13 57 (1.05%) VB
14 51 (0.94%) VBScript
15 50 (0.93%) Ruby
16 43 (0.80%) VB.NET
17 40 (0.74%) VBA
18 25 (0.46%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5403 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1064 (19.69%) DV Cleared
3 543 (10.05%) Degree
4 423 (7.83%) Cisco Certification
5 282 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 256 (4.74%) CCNP
7 219 (4.05%) CCNA
8 172 (3.18%) MCSE
9 149 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 126 (2.33%) CISSP
11 125 (2.31%) MCP
12 120 (2.22%) VCP4
13 117 (2.17%) ISTQB
14 96 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
15 88 (1.63%) ISEB
16 86 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
17 83 (1.54%) CCA
18 77 (1.43%) CCIE
19 73 (1.35%) MCITP
20 63 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 333 (6.16%) SLA
2 145 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 113 (2.09%) QA
4 45 (0.83%) JSP 440
5 42 (0.78%) PCI DSS
6 25 (0.46%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.26%) Data Quality
8 13 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.15%) ISO 9000
9 8 (0.15%) JTAG
10 6 (0.11%) GPG13
10 6 (0.11%) COBIT
11 2 (0.037%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.037%) COSO
11 2 (0.037%) BS7799
11 2 (0.037%) TickIT
11 2 (0.037%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.019%) BS15000
12 1 (0.019%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.019%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 717 (13.27%) Active Directory
2 480 (8.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 281 (5.20%) Hyper-V
4 159 (2.94%) XenApp
5 114 (2.11%) VMware ESX
6 112 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 99 (1.83%) vSphere
8 93 (1.72%) XenDesktop
9 54 (1.00%) vCloud
10 51 (0.94%) Terminal Services
11 50 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
12 47 (0.87%) ISA Server
13 45 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
14 36 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
15 30 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
16 27 (0.50%) Firmware
17 21 (0.39%) NFS
17 21 (0.39%) XenServer
18 18 (0.33%) Samba
19 17 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 320 (5.92%) SCCM
2 189 (3.50%) SCOM
3 144 (2.67%) NetBackup
4 105 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
5 81 (1.50%) OpenView
6 77 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 77 (1.43%) SCVMM
7 72 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 58 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
9 53 (0.98%) Puppet
10 46 (0.85%) HP SIM
10 46 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
11 45 (0.83%) Nagios
11 45 (0.83%) Backup Exec
12 44 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 41 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
14 39 (0.72%) SCDPM
15 38 (0.70%) WSUS
16 37 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 31 (0.57%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 1296 (23.99%) Microsoft
2 817 (15.12%) Oracle
3 701 (12.97%) VMware
4 700 (12.96%) Cisco
5 544 (10.07%) HP
6 376 (6.96%) Citrix
7 356 (6.59%) Juniper
8 240 (4.44%) CheckPoint
9 194 (3.59%) Fujitsu
10 190 (3.52%) SAP
11 171 (3.16%) IBM
12 170 (3.15%) F5
13 128 (2.37%) Symantec
14 125 (2.31%) EMC
15 124 (2.30%) Remedy
16 106 (1.96%) McAfee
17 101 (1.87%) Red Hat
18 92 (1.70%) Veritas
19 79 (1.46%) NetApp
20 66 (1.22%) Sophos
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 per annum + Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hampshire
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 19 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 60,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
UK
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £35k - 55k per year + Car Allow + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
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360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £50k per year + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago