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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 124 180 141
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -39
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2656 1735 2261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.33% 1.60% 2.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.54% 5.96% 6.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1987 1172 1730
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +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
31096 29130 32721
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.29% 26.78% 28.96%
Number of salaries quoted 24587 23777 27213
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,826
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 24 October 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 24 October 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
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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 +69 2467 £50,000 +11.11% 392
South East +20 1043 £47,500 +9.19% 149
Berkshire +6 423 £50,000 +5.26% 40
London +92 385 £55,000 +10.00% 81
South West +46 362 £45,000 +5.88% 75
Hampshire +6 334 £48,000 +20.00% 60
West Midlands +65 251 £60,000 +26.31% 22
Reading +9 223 £50,000 +5.26% 22
Birmingham +58 210 £60,000 +33.33% 10
East of England +59 179 £54,000 +13.68% 17
North West +46 163 £52,500 +23.52% 20
Surrey +27 160 £45,000 - 15
Hertfordshire +52 144 £55,000 +15.78% 5
Bracknell +2 141 £40,000 - 3
Hemel Hempstead +28 116 £65,000 -21.21% 1
Bristol +31 114 £45,000 +9.09% 24
City of London +68 111 £60,000 +9.09% 22
Wiltshire +25 107 £38,000 -33.91% 19
Gloucestershire +26 74 £45,000 +34.32% 15
East Midlands +39 72 £24,250 -42.94% 12
Basingstoke +22 71 £44,000 -15.38% 1
Andover +2 71 £50,000 +42.85% 7
Yorkshire -9 65 £42,500 -1.73% 8
Cheshire +5 60 £52,500 +16.66% 6
Warrington +32 52 £54,000 -10.00% 3
Southampton -7 50 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Manchester +21 49 £50,000 - 6
Wales -4 48 £45,000 - 25
Buckinghamshire -13 44 £40,000 -12.08% 15
Portsmouth -2 43 £48,000 +54.83% 5

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5251 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1461 (27.82%) Windows
3 1207 (22.99%) Microsoft
4 1064 (20.26%) Finance
5 1007 (19.18%) ITIL
6 880 (16.76%) DV Cleared
7 842 (16.04%) Oracle
8 717 (13.65%) SQL
9 675 (12.85%) Active Directory
10 642 (12.23%) Telecoms
11 634 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
12 608 (11.58%) Linux
13 594 (11.31%) Firewall
14 590 (11.24%) VMware
15 575 (10.95%) Java
16 547 (10.42%) Degree
17 535 (10.19%) Cisco
18 518 (9.86%) MS Excel
19 499 (9.50%) Retail
20 448 (8.53%) HP
21 445 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
22 444 (8.46%) PRINCE2
23 440 (8.38%) Project Management
24 422 (8.04%) SharePoint
25 380 (7.24%) Windows Server 2008
26 376 (7.16%) VMware Infrastructure
27 374 (7.12%) UNIX
28 366 (6.97%) Citrix
29 362 (6.89%) Service Management
30 355 (6.76%) SQL Server

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 422 (8.04%) SharePoint
2 308 (5.87%) MS Exchange
3 165 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 163 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 152 (2.89%) WebLogic
6 128 (2.44%) Apache
7 127 (2.42%) IIS
8 122 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 119 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
10 116 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
11 111 (2.11%) Lync
12 99 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
13 91 (1.73%) JBoss
14 86 (1.64%) WebSphere
15 62 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2000
15 62 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
16 55 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 51 (0.97%) NetWeaver
18 50 (0.95%) SAP Portal
19 49 (0.93%) SAP EP
Applications
1 518 (9.86%) MS Excel
2 241 (4.59%) MS Office
3 76 (1.45%) MS Project
4 50 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.23%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 7 (0.13%) Simulink
7 7 (0.13%) FrameMaker
8 6 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.057%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.019%) NASTRAN
10 1 (0.019%) Revit
10 1 (0.019%) CATIA
10 1 (0.019%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.019%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 205 (3.90%) Oracle EBS
2 143 (2.72%) Oracle EBS R12
3 112 (2.13%) Oracle ERP
4 104 (1.98%) Oracle Applications
5 41 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
6 38 (0.72%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 31 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
8 26 (0.50%) Oracle 11i
9 24 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
10 22 (0.42%) Oracle HRMS
11 19 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
12 18 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
13 17 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 16 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
15 15 (0.29%) Oracle Payroll
16 13 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
17 10 (0.19%) Maximo
18 9 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
18 9 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
18 9 (0.17%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 60 (1.14%) Office 365
2 20 (0.38%) Taleo
3 18 (0.34%) SaaS
4 16 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (0.25%) IaaS
6 11 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (0.076%) PaaS
8 4 (0.076%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.076%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.076%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.038%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 594 (11.31%) Firewall
2 318 (6.06%) DNS
3 212 (4.04%) WAN
4 209 (3.98%) TCP/IP
5 208 (3.96%) LAN
6 207 (3.94%) DHCP
7 191 (3.64%) SAN
8 190 (3.62%) Network Security
9 164 (3.12%) Wireless
10 163 (3.10%) Internet
11 118 (2.25%) HTTP
12 100 (1.90%) VPN
13 85 (1.62%) LDAP
13 85 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
14 69 (1.31%) Unified Communications
15 68 (1.29%) NAS
16 64 (1.22%) Wireshark
17 60 (1.14%) VoIP
18 59 (1.12%) MPLS
19 52 (0.99%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 224 (4.27%) Oracle Database
3 79 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 78 (1.49%) MySQL
4 78 (1.49%) Oracle Discoverer
5 68 (1.29%) EDRMS
6 66 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 60 (1.14%) Relational Database
8 59 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
9 51 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
10 48 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
11 46 (0.88%) RDBMS
12 45 (0.86%) IDOL
13 40 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
13 40 (0.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 34 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 34 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 32 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
16 29 (0.55%) MongoDB
17 27 (0.51%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 131 (2.49%) JIRA
2 121 (2.30%) Subversion
3 95 (1.81%) Ant
4 93 (1.77%) Git (software)
5 84 (1.60%) Maven
6 78 (1.49%) TestDirector
6 78 (1.49%) Jenkins
7 77 (1.47%) Selenium
8 68 (1.29%) Oracle Forms
9 63 (1.20%) LoadRunner
10 59 (1.12%) QuickTest Pro
11 58 (1.10%) JUnit
11 58 (1.10%) Visual Studio
12 54 (1.03%) Talend Open Studio
13 47 (0.90%) Eclipse
14 42 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
15 41 (0.78%) GCC
16 39 (0.74%) GDB
17 38 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
18 27 (0.51%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 1064 (20.26%) Finance
2 642 (12.23%) Telecoms
3 499 (9.50%) Retail
4 132 (2.51%) Military
5 122 (2.32%) Banking
6 111 (2.11%) Legal
7 107 (2.04%) Back Office
8 78 (1.49%) Aerospace
9 72 (1.37%) Electronics
10 56 (1.07%) Marketing
11 49 (0.93%) Manufacturing
12 45 (0.86%) German Language
13 28 (0.53%) Local Government
14 19 (0.36%) Law
15 18 (0.34%) Publishing
16 17 (0.32%) Automotive
17 14 (0.27%) Advertising
18 10 (0.19%) Spanish Language
18 10 (0.19%) Welsh Language
18 10 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 787 (14.99%) Consultant
2 608 (11.58%) Architect
3 539 (10.26%) Analyst
4 502 (9.56%) Developer
5 316 (6.02%) Support Engineer
6 291 (5.54%) Project Manager
7 185 (3.52%) Network Engineer
8 156 (2.97%) Oracle Consultant
9 145 (2.76%) Security Consultant
10 142 (2.70%) Java Developer
10 142 (2.70%) Software Engineer
11 131 (2.49%) DBA
12 126 (2.40%) Functional Consultant
13 120 (2.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 120 (2.29%) Technical Architect
14 117 (2.23%) Senior Architect
15 115 (2.19%) Test Analyst
16 114 (2.17%) Senior Manager
17 113 (2.15%) Network Architect
18 110 (2.09%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 311 (5.92%) .NET
2 302 (5.75%) HTML
3 265 (5.05%) XML
4 184 (3.50%) CSS
5 173 (3.29%) HTML5
6 169 (3.22%) Middleware
7 154 (2.93%) Web Services
8 145 (2.76%) J2EE
8 145 (2.76%) ASP.NET
9 127 (2.42%) jQuery
10 124 (2.36%) Spring
11 114 (2.17%) Hibernate
12 106 (2.02%) SOAP
13 88 (1.68%) JSON
14 79 (1.50%) .NET Framework
15 78 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
16 73 (1.39%) AngularJS
17 64 (1.22%) Ajax
18 58 (1.10%) JSP
19 57 (1.09%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 353 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
2 251 (4.78%) Management Information System
3 175 (3.33%) Clustering
4 169 (3.22%) Computer Science
5 156 (2.97%) Open Source
6 127 (2.42%) PKI
7 101 (1.92%) Blackberry
8 90 (1.71%) CESG
9 79 (1.50%) Statistics
10 78 (1.49%) RMADS
11 70 (1.33%) GIS
12 58 (1.10%) Replication
12 58 (1.10%) User Experience
13 56 (1.07%) Mathematics
14 51 (0.97%) Mobile App
15 49 (0.93%) Life Science
16 48 (0.91%) CESG CLAS
17 43 (0.82%) Data Integration
18 41 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
19 39 (0.74%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1461 (27.82%) Windows
2 608 (11.58%) Linux
3 445 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 380 (7.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 374 (7.12%) UNIX
6 217 (4.13%) Windows XP
7 208 (3.96%) Windows 7
8 205 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 134 (2.55%) Solaris
10 92 (1.75%) Android
11 87 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 77 (1.47%) Windows 8
13 66 (1.26%) Apple iOS
14 64 (1.22%) Windows 2000
15 62 (1.18%) HPUX
16 42 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
17 36 (0.69%) AIX
18 27 (0.51%) Windows Vista
19 22 (0.42%) CentOS
19 22 (0.42%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1007 (19.18%) ITIL
2 634 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
3 444 (8.46%) PRINCE2
4 440 (8.38%) Project Management
5 362 (6.89%) Service Management
6 332 (6.32%) Mentoring
7 264 (5.03%) Risk Management
8 260 (4.95%) Incident Management
9 252 (4.80%) Software Engineering
10 237 (4.51%) Migration
11 227 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 227 (4.32%) Change Management
12 221 (4.21%) Information Security
13 219 (4.17%) UML
14 215 (4.09%) Service Delivery
15 211 (4.02%) Scrum
16 201 (3.83%) SOA
17 187 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
18 184 (3.50%) Configuration Management
19 183 (3.49%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 717 (13.65%) SQL
2 575 (10.95%) Java
3 321 (6.11%) JavaScript
4 304 (5.79%) C
5 303 (5.77%) C#
6 245 (4.67%) C++
7 192 (3.66%) PowerShell
8 131 (2.49%) Python
9 116 (2.21%) PL/SQL
10 111 (2.11%) Shell Script
11 99 (1.89%) Perl
12 87 (1.66%) VB.NET
13 74 (1.41%) Bash Shell
14 69 (1.31%) PHP
14 69 (1.31%) VB
15 62 (1.18%) VBScript
16 59 (1.12%) ABAP
17 58 (1.10%) Ruby
18 55 (1.05%) SAPscript
19 36 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5251 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 880 (16.76%) DV Cleared
3 547 (10.42%) Degree
4 294 (5.60%) Cisco Certification
5 264 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 171 (3.26%) CCNP
6 171 (3.26%) ISEB
7 141 (2.69%) CCNA
8 134 (2.55%) MCP
8 134 (2.55%) ISTQB
9 133 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 130 (2.48%) MCSE
11 124 (2.36%) CISSP
12 118 (2.25%) CTC Cleared
13 98 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 81 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
15 70 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 66 (1.26%) MCITP
16 66 (1.26%) CCIE
17 63 (1.20%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 249 (4.74%) SLA
2 160 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 151 (2.88%) QA
4 47 (0.90%) ISO 9001
5 33 (0.63%) Data Quality
6 31 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 26 (0.50%) JSP 440
8 15 (0.29%) DO-178B
9 12 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.21%) COBIT
10 11 (0.21%) HMG Infosec
11 9 (0.17%) JTAG
12 8 (0.15%) COSO
13 5 (0.095%) TickIT
14 3 (0.057%) ISO 14001
15 2 (0.038%) BS7799
15 2 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 2 (0.038%) IEC 61508
15 2 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 2 (0.038%) Solvency II
System Software
1 675 (12.85%) Active Directory
2 376 (7.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 242 (4.61%) Hyper-V
4 137 (2.61%) XenApp
5 129 (2.46%) VMware ESX
6 91 (1.73%) vSphere
7 75 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
8 53 (1.01%) Terminal Services
9 51 (0.97%) ISA Server
9 51 (0.97%) XenDesktop
10 43 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
10 43 (0.82%) Oracle RMAN
11 39 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 38 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
13 28 (0.53%) Snort
14 27 (0.51%) Firmware
15 25 (0.48%) NFS
16 23 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
17 18 (0.34%) vCloud
18 16 (0.30%) UAG
Systems Management
1 234 (4.46%) SCCM
2 158 (3.01%) HP Quality Center
3 151 (2.88%) NetBackup
4 144 (2.74%) SCOM
5 77 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
6 72 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 66 (1.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 62 (1.18%) OpenView
9 54 (1.03%) SCVMM
10 47 (0.90%) WSUS
11 46 (0.88%) Backup Exec
12 43 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 43 (0.82%) HP SIM
13 41 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
14 39 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 38 (0.72%) SCDPM
16 37 (0.70%) Data Guard
17 34 (0.65%) Puppet
18 30 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
19 29 (0.55%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1207 (22.99%) Microsoft
2 842 (16.04%) Oracle
3 590 (11.24%) VMware
4 535 (10.19%) Cisco
5 448 (8.53%) HP
6 366 (6.97%) Citrix
7 316 (6.02%) Juniper
8 307 (5.85%) Fujitsu
9 179 (3.41%) F5
10 173 (3.29%) CheckPoint
11 156 (2.97%) McAfee
12 139 (2.65%) Symantec
13 130 (2.48%) IBM
14 125 (2.38%) SAP
15 118 (2.25%) Veritas
16 111 (2.11%) Red Hat
17 108 (2.06%) Remedy
17 108 (2.06%) EMC
18 97 (1.85%) Adobe
19 72 (1.37%) NetApp
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