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

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 126 148 159
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +11
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2439 2154 1904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.26% 1.91% 1.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.23% 7.02% 6.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1821 1565 1097
Average salary £48,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
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
29642 30699 29862
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.44% 27.18% 27.92%
Number of salaries quoted 23278 24394 24147
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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 26 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 26 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 +24 2224 £48,000 +4.34% 318
South East +3 912 £45,000 - 114
London +25 440 £53,500 +7.00% 70
Hampshire +4 386 £40,000 -11.11% 62
South West +47 371 £45,000 +13.20% 57
Berkshire +2 311 £55,000 +15.78% 27
Reading -6 197 £52,500 +10.52% 7
East of England +53 147 £50,000 +5.26% 22
West Midlands +3 146 £55,000 +10.00% 13
North West +13 132 £52,500 +31.25% 21
City of London -3 119 £52,500 +10.52% 23
Surrey -12 117 £50,000 +5.26% 7
Wiltshire +26 106 £38,000 -3.79% 22
Bristol +41 105 £45,000 -3.22% 12
Birmingham +26 100 £55,000 +4.76% 4
Andover 0 97 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Gloucestershire +23 88 £50,000 +25.00% 15
Hertfordshire +7 84 £50,000 +5.26% 7
Southampton +2 71 £39,000 -13.33% 18
Buckinghamshire +5 65 £45,000 +3.44% 5
Portsmouth +4 64 £43,000 +22.85% 3
Milton Keynes +4 62 £45,000 +3.44% 4
Yorkshire +34 60 £45,000 +38.46% 5
Hemel Hempstead -2 56 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Gosport +6 53 £40,000 - 2
West Yorkshire +21 52 £45,750 +60.52% 4
Bracknell -5 51 £42,500 -1.16% 3
Leeds +19 47 £48,250 +82.07% 4
Wales -32 44 £42,500 -5.55% 13
South Wales -25 43 £42,500 -5.55% 8

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 5380 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1346 (25.02%) Windows
3 1300 (24.16%) Microsoft
4 1181 (21.95%) ITIL
5 1072 (19.93%) DV Cleared
6 856 (15.91%) Finance
7 815 (15.15%) SQL
8 796 (14.80%) Oracle
9 747 (13.88%) Cisco
10 691 (12.84%) Firewall
11 690 (12.83%) VMware
12 679 (12.62%) Active Directory
13 630 (11.71%) MS Excel
14 556 (10.33%) HP
15 551 (10.24%) Degree
16 539 (10.02%) Linux
17 493 (9.16%) C
18 487 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
19 480 (8.92%) Agile Software Development
20 474 (8.81%) SQL Server
21 470 (8.74%) Java
22 451 (8.38%) Telecoms
23 450 (8.36%) SharePoint
24 445 (8.27%) Cisco Certification
25 422 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
26 408 (7.58%) Service Management
27 385 (7.16%) WAN
28 382 (7.10%) LAN
29 369 (6.86%) Juniper
30 368 (6.84%) PRINCE2

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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
1 450 (8.36%) SharePoint
2 297 (5.52%) MS Exchange
3 200 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 198 (3.68%) Lync
5 156 (2.90%) IIS
6 146 (2.71%) SharePoint 2010
7 143 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 136 (2.53%) WebLogic
9 119 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
10 108 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2003
11 102 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
12 77 (1.43%) Apache
13 73 (1.36%) JBoss
14 66 (1.23%) WebSphere
15 48 (0.89%) Tomcat
16 42 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 38 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
18 37 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 36 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
19 36 (0.67%) Joomla!
Applications
1 630 (11.71%) MS Excel
2 267 (4.96%) MS Office
3 62 (1.15%) MS Project
4 59 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 35 (0.65%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.35%) InfoPath
7 11 (0.20%) AutoCAD
8 7 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.13%) Windchill
9 6 (0.11%) 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%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.019%) Solid Edge
11 1 (0.019%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 249 (4.63%) Oracle EBS
2 209 (3.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 128 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
4 115 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 70 (1.30%) Oracle ERP
6 61 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 50 (0.93%) Oracle HRMS
8 40 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
8 40 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
9 39 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
10 37 (0.69%) Oracle Payroll
11 32 (0.59%) SAP CO
12 31 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
12 31 (0.58%) SAP FI
13 30 (0.56%) Oracle iRecruitment
14 22 (0.41%) SAP HR
15 18 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
15 18 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
16 17 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
16 17 (0.32%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 191 (3.55%) Office 365
2 94 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (0.39%) SaaS
4 19 (0.35%) Yammer
5 14 (0.26%) PaaS
5 14 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.22%) Taleo
7 8 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (0.11%) IaaS
8 6 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.037%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.037%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.037%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.037%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.019%) Force.com
10 1 (0.019%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 691 (12.84%) Firewall
2 385 (7.16%) WAN
3 382 (7.10%) LAN
4 291 (5.41%) DNS
5 225 (4.18%) SAN
6 218 (4.05%) DHCP
7 211 (3.92%) Wireless
8 209 (3.88%) TCP/IP
9 167 (3.10%) Network Security
10 125 (2.32%) VPN
11 106 (1.97%) VoIP
12 99 (1.84%) Internet
13 97 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
14 96 (1.78%) Unified Communications
15 86 (1.60%) MPLS
16 84 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
17 82 (1.52%) HTTP
18 79 (1.47%) Wireshark
19 78 (1.45%) SNMP
20 76 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 474 (8.81%) SQL Server
2 198 (3.68%) Oracle Database
3 159 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 104 (1.93%) Relational Database
5 81 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 74 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
7 66 (1.23%) RDBMS
7 66 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 66 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 63 (1.17%) Oracle BI EE
9 61 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 59 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
11 56 (1.04%) Oracle Discoverer
12 55 (1.02%) Big Data
13 53 (0.99%) MySQL
14 42 (0.78%) EDRMS
15 41 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 38 (0.71%) MongoDB
17 35 (0.65%) IDOL
18 31 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 118 (2.19%) Oracle Forms
2 102 (1.90%) Subversion
3 85 (1.58%) Git (software)
4 78 (1.45%) Maven
5 72 (1.34%) Ant
6 71 (1.32%) JIRA
7 70 (1.30%) Rational DOORS
8 69 (1.28%) Visual Studio
9 66 (1.23%) Jenkins
10 58 (1.08%) Selenium
11 44 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
12 41 (0.76%) JUnit
13 38 (0.71%) LoadRunner
14 36 (0.67%) MSI
15 32 (0.59%) TestDirector
16 30 (0.56%) Eclipse
17 28 (0.52%) Talend Open Studio
18 25 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
19 20 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 20 (0.37%) ClearCase
General
1 856 (15.91%) Finance
2 451 (8.38%) Telecoms
3 229 (4.26%) Retail
4 158 (2.94%) Banking
5 118 (2.19%) Manufacturing
6 107 (1.99%) Aerospace
7 106 (1.97%) Electronics
8 100 (1.86%) Military
9 64 (1.19%) Legal
10 41 (0.76%) Marketing
11 35 (0.65%) Back Office
12 24 (0.45%) General Ledger
13 18 (0.33%) Publishing
14 16 (0.30%) Advertising
15 14 (0.26%) Law
16 13 (0.24%) Local Government
17 9 (0.17%) Billing
17 9 (0.17%) German Language
17 9 (0.17%) Games
18 7 (0.13%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 835 (15.52%) Consultant
2 651 (12.10%) Analyst
3 567 (10.54%) Architect
4 445 (8.27%) Developer
5 319 (5.93%) Project Manager
6 272 (5.06%) Network Engineer
7 215 (4.00%) Support Engineer
8 183 (3.40%) Software Engineer
9 152 (2.83%) Systems Engineer
10 139 (2.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 139 (2.58%) Oracle Consultant
11 136 (2.53%) Administrator
12 131 (2.43%) DBA
13 129 (2.40%) Security Consultant
14 118 (2.19%) Java Developer
15 117 (2.17%) Support Analyst
16 116 (2.16%) Solutions Architect
16 116 (2.16%) Security Engineer
17 110 (2.04%) Test Analyst
17 110 (2.04%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (5.89%) HTML
2 280 (5.20%) .NET
3 225 (4.18%) CSS
4 202 (3.75%) XML
5 169 (3.14%) ASP.NET
6 155 (2.88%) J2EE
7 154 (2.86%) Web Services
8 136 (2.53%) HTML5
9 126 (2.34%) Middleware
10 104 (1.93%) jQuery
11 87 (1.62%) Spring
12 85 (1.58%) JSP
13 76 (1.41%) JSON
14 73 (1.36%) .NET Framework
15 65 (1.21%) Hibernate
16 63 (1.17%) AngularJS
17 59 (1.10%) SOAP
18 54 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
19 53 (0.99%) CSS3
20 50 (0.93%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 361 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
2 239 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 168 (3.12%) Clustering
4 146 (2.71%) Computer Science
5 106 (1.97%) Open Source
6 95 (1.77%) GIS
7 90 (1.67%) Life Science
8 74 (1.38%) Blackberry
9 71 (1.32%) Replication
9 71 (1.32%) Statistics
10 65 (1.21%) RMADS
11 64 (1.19%) Mathematics
11 64 (1.19%) PKI
12 48 (0.89%) Physics
13 47 (0.87%) CESG
14 35 (0.65%) Client/Server
15 32 (0.59%) User Experience
16 31 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
17 30 (0.56%) Algorithms
17 30 (0.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1346 (25.02%) Windows
2 539 (10.02%) Linux
3 422 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 360 (6.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 354 (6.58%) UNIX
6 294 (5.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 220 (4.09%) Windows 7
8 182 (3.38%) Windows XP
9 95 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 73 (1.36%) Solaris
11 71 (1.32%) HPUX
12 67 (1.25%) Windows 8
13 55 (1.02%) Windows 2000
14 52 (0.97%) Android
15 46 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
16 39 (0.72%) CentOS
17 38 (0.71%) Apple iOS
18 25 (0.46%) AIX
19 17 (0.32%) SUSE
20 15 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1181 (21.95%) ITIL
2 480 (8.92%) Agile Software Development
3 408 (7.58%) Service Management
4 368 (6.84%) PRINCE2
5 364 (6.77%) Project Management
6 323 (6.00%) Software Engineering
6 323 (6.00%) Mentoring
7 292 (5.43%) Service Delivery
8 281 (5.22%) Change Management
9 271 (5.04%) Incident Management
10 248 (4.61%) Information Security
11 230 (4.28%) Business Intelligence
12 219 (4.07%) UML
13 218 (4.05%) Risk Management
14 215 (4.00%) Migration
15 203 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
15 203 (3.77%) CRM
15 203 (3.77%) Cyber Security
16 194 (3.61%) ERP
17 181 (3.36%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 815 (15.15%) SQL
2 493 (9.16%) C
3 470 (8.74%) Java
4 328 (6.10%) JavaScript
5 306 (5.69%) C#
6 230 (4.28%) C++
7 188 (3.49%) PowerShell
8 167 (3.10%) PL/SQL
9 112 (2.08%) Python
10 82 (1.52%) Perl
11 76 (1.41%) Shell Script
12 72 (1.34%) PHP
13 66 (1.23%) Bash Shell
14 59 (1.10%) Ruby
15 55 (1.02%) VB
16 49 (0.91%) ABAP
17 47 (0.87%) VBScript
18 45 (0.84%) VB.NET
19 41 (0.76%) VBA
20 27 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5380 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1072 (19.93%) DV Cleared
3 551 (10.24%) Degree
4 445 (8.27%) Cisco Certification
5 271 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 269 (5.00%) CCNP
7 252 (4.68%) CCNA
8 169 (3.14%) MCSE
9 141 (2.62%) CISSP
9 141 (2.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 115 (2.14%) ISTQB
11 105 (1.95%) MCP
12 96 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
13 93 (1.73%) Citrix Certification
14 89 (1.65%) CCA
15 76 (1.41%) ISEB
16 74 (1.38%) CCIE
17 73 (1.36%) MCITP
18 66 (1.23%) CCSA
19 61 (1.13%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 348 (6.47%) SLA
2 149 (2.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 116 (2.16%) QA
4 50 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 42 (0.78%) JSP 440
6 25 (0.46%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.19%) COBIT
7 10 (0.19%) GPG13
8 9 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.15%) ISO 9000
9 8 (0.15%) JTAG
10 2 (0.037%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.037%) BS7799
10 2 (0.037%) TickIT
10 2 (0.037%) FISMA
11 1 (0.019%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.019%) BS15000
11 1 (0.019%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.019%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 679 (12.62%) Active Directory
2 487 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 286 (5.32%) Hyper-V
4 166 (3.09%) XenApp
5 120 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 114 (2.12%) XenDesktop
7 95 (1.77%) vSphere
8 94 (1.75%) VMware ESX
9 57 (1.06%) Terminal Services
10 55 (1.02%) vCloud
11 44 (0.82%) ISA Server
12 42 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
13 41 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
14 32 (0.59%) Firmware
15 28 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
16 21 (0.39%) NFS
17 20 (0.37%) Samba
18 19 (0.35%) XenServer
19 16 (0.30%) Snort
20 10 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 339 (6.30%) SCCM
2 191 (3.55%) SCOM
3 132 (2.45%) NetBackup
4 93 (1.73%) HP Quality Center
5 84 (1.56%) SCVMM
6 75 (1.39%) OpenView
7 70 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 61 (1.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 52 (0.97%) Puppet
10 51 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
11 49 (0.91%) HP SIM
12 47 (0.87%) Cisco Prime
13 45 (0.84%) Nagios
14 44 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
15 43 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 40 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 39 (0.72%) WSUS
17 39 (0.72%) Backup Exec
17 39 (0.72%) SCDPM
18 35 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1300 (24.16%) Microsoft
2 796 (14.80%) Oracle
3 747 (13.88%) Cisco
4 690 (12.83%) VMware
5 556 (10.33%) HP
6 369 (6.86%) Juniper
7 368 (6.84%) Citrix
8 257 (4.78%) CheckPoint
9 179 (3.33%) SAP
10 176 (3.27%) F5
11 169 (3.14%) Fujitsu
12 163 (3.03%) IBM
13 129 (2.40%) EMC
14 125 (2.32%) Symantec
15 119 (2.21%) Remedy
16 109 (2.03%) Red Hat
17 102 (1.90%) McAfee
18 80 (1.49%) NetApp
19 78 (1.45%) Veritas
20 65 (1.21%) AppSense
Berkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £22000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
SCC
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £35,000- 65,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 18 hours ago
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £35,000- 65,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £70,000- 100,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £60,000- 85,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 20 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £21000 - £24050 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £3000 - £36107 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £46200 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £36000 - £41384 per annum + DV uplift + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36107 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago