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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 128 159 141
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -18
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2584 1893 2358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.26% 1.78% 2.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.38% 6.61% 6.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1894 1326 1891
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £30,000
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
30846 28630 33892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 26.93% 28.76%
Number of salaries quoted 24022 23340 28574
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +42 2436 £50,000 +11.11% 321
South East +12 1180 £48,000 +6.66% 106
Berkshire +6 504 £52,500 +10.52% 23
Hampshire +4 413 £47,500 +18.75% 42
London +46 363 £55,000 +10.00% 58
Reading +8 327 £51,500 +8.42% 16
South West +24 289 £45,000 +5.88% 72
West Midlands +67 253 £60,000 +26.31% 10
East of England +73 228 £57,000 +42.50% 18
Birmingham +51 226 £65,000 +36.84% 5
Hertfordshire +52 192 £65,000 +36.84% 10
Hemel Hempstead +19 164 £70,000 +100.00% 4
North West +53 147 £46,500 +3.33% 28
Surrey -9 146 £45,000 - 16
Basingstoke +20 130 £44,000 -15.38% 7
Bracknell +6 126 £35,000 -12.50% 6
City of London +45 101 £57,750 +21.57% 21
Bristol +5 97 £46,000 +5.14% 19
Gloucestershire +18 78 £40,000 -4.19% 12
Wiltshire +23 74 £45,000 -5.26% 24
East Midlands +13 56 £32,000 -5.18% 12
Cheshire +13 55 £54,000 +5.36% 6
Southampton -8 55 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Manchester +8 54 £45,000 +4.65% 6
Andover +1 54 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Warrington +20 47 £54,000 -10.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +4 46 £45,000 +3.44% 6
Portsmouth -4 46 £48,000 +92.00% 2
Wales -4 46 £43,750 +16.66% 12
Yorkshire -34 44 £42,500 +13.33% 9

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 5153 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1341 (26.02%) Windows
3 1079 (20.94%) Microsoft
4 1076 (20.88%) Finance
5 974 (18.90%) ITIL
6 834 (16.18%) DV Cleared
7 786 (15.25%) Oracle
8 674 (13.08%) Telecoms
9 649 (12.59%) SQL
10 594 (11.53%) Linux
11 588 (11.41%) Active Directory
12 569 (11.04%) Degree
13 565 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
14 560 (10.87%) Firewall
15 554 (10.75%) VMware
16 540 (10.48%) Retail
17 513 (9.96%) Java
18 498 (9.66%) PRINCE2
19 495 (9.61%) Cisco
20 443 (8.60%) MS Excel
21 438 (8.50%) Project Management
22 406 (7.88%) HP
23 394 (7.65%) SharePoint
24 379 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
25 376 (7.30%) UNIX
26 354 (6.87%) Windows Server 2008
27 345 (6.70%) Service Management
28 333 (6.46%) SQL Server
29 331 (6.42%) Citrix
30 327 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 394 (7.65%) SharePoint
2 274 (5.32%) MS Exchange
3 162 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 153 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 138 (2.68%) Apache
6 124 (2.41%) IIS
7 122 (2.37%) WebLogic
7 122 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 106 (2.06%) Lync
9 104 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
10 98 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
11 87 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
12 62 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2000
13 61 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
14 60 (1.16%) WebSphere
15 53 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 43 (0.83%) Tomcat
17 41 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
18 39 (0.76%) NetWeaver
19 35 (0.68%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 443 (8.60%) MS Excel
2 202 (3.92%) MS Office
3 78 (1.51%) MS Project
4 51 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 33 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.19%) InfoPath
6 10 (0.19%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.14%) Acrobat
7 7 (0.14%) FrameMaker
8 5 (0.097%) Simulink
9 4 (0.078%) CATIA
9 4 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.078%) Revit
10 1 (0.019%) NASTRAN
10 1 (0.019%) SPSS
10 1 (0.019%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 172 (3.34%) Oracle EBS
2 125 (2.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 107 (2.08%) Oracle Applications
4 98 (1.90%) Oracle ERP
5 40 (0.78%) Oracle HRMS
6 30 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
6 30 (0.58%) Oracle 11i
7 26 (0.50%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 25 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 25 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
9 24 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
10 21 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
10 21 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
10 21 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
11 18 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
11 18 (0.35%) SAP CO
11 18 (0.35%) SAP FI
12 14 (0.27%) Maximo
12 14 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
13 13 (0.25%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 49 (0.95%) Office 365
2 17 (0.33%) Taleo
3 12 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (0.23%) SaaS
4 11 (0.21%) IaaS
5 10 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.14%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.039%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 560 (10.87%) Firewall
2 288 (5.59%) DNS
3 195 (3.78%) TCP/IP
4 194 (3.76%) SAN
5 191 (3.71%) DHCP
6 186 (3.61%) Network Security
7 174 (3.38%) WAN
8 168 (3.26%) LAN
9 167 (3.24%) Internet
10 147 (2.85%) Wireless
11 116 (2.25%) HTTP
12 82 (1.59%) VPN
13 79 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
14 78 (1.51%) NAS
15 77 (1.49%) LDAP
16 58 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
17 56 (1.09%) VoIP
18 52 (1.01%) ISDN
18 52 (1.01%) Unified Communications
19 50 (0.97%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 333 (6.46%) SQL Server
2 178 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 78 (1.51%) MySQL
4 65 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 60 (1.16%) Oracle Discoverer
6 58 (1.13%) EDRMS
7 54 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 51 (0.99%) Relational Database
9 47 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
10 45 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
11 44 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 44 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
12 40 (0.78%) IDOL
13 37 (0.72%) RDBMS
14 35 (0.68%) Hadoop
14 35 (0.68%) Big Data
14 35 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 30 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
15 30 (0.58%) Data Mining
15 30 (0.58%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 97 (1.88%) JIRA
2 89 (1.73%) Subversion
3 71 (1.38%) LoadRunner
4 68 (1.32%) Selenium
5 64 (1.24%) TestDirector
6 62 (1.20%) Git (software)
6 62 (1.20%) Jenkins
6 62 (1.20%) Maven
7 57 (1.11%) QuickTest Pro
8 54 (1.05%) Ant
9 52 (1.01%) Visual Studio
10 46 (0.89%) Rational DOORS
11 44 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
11 44 (0.85%) Eclipse
12 39 (0.76%) JUnit
13 35 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
13 35 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
14 34 (0.66%) GCC
14 34 (0.66%) GDB
15 23 (0.45%) Bugzilla
General
1 1076 (20.88%) Finance
2 674 (13.08%) Telecoms
3 540 (10.48%) Retail
4 142 (2.76%) Back Office
5 139 (2.70%) Military
6 118 (2.29%) Legal
7 94 (1.82%) Banking
8 77 (1.49%) Aerospace
9 69 (1.34%) Electronics
10 55 (1.07%) Marketing
11 48 (0.93%) German Language
12 43 (0.83%) Manufacturing
13 26 (0.50%) Law
14 22 (0.43%) Local Government
14 22 (0.43%) Automotive
15 19 (0.37%) Publishing
16 18 (0.35%) Advertising
17 13 (0.25%) Financial Institution
18 12 (0.23%) General Ledger
18 12 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 744 (14.44%) Consultant
2 606 (11.76%) Architect
3 505 (9.80%) Analyst
4 475 (9.22%) Developer
5 364 (7.06%) Project Manager
6 280 (5.43%) Support Engineer
7 176 (3.42%) Network Engineer
8 160 (3.10%) Oracle Consultant
9 154 (2.99%) Security Consultant
10 124 (2.41%) Senior Manager
11 123 (2.39%) Java Developer
12 120 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 119 (2.31%) Software Engineer
13 119 (2.31%) Test Manager
14 118 (2.29%) Functional Consultant
15 117 (2.27%) Security Engineer
15 117 (2.27%) DBA
16 115 (2.23%) Technical Architect
17 112 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
18 107 (2.08%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (6.13%) .NET
2 250 (4.85%) HTML
3 217 (4.21%) XML
4 165 (3.20%) Middleware
5 164 (3.18%) ASP.NET
6 141 (2.74%) Web Services
7 131 (2.54%) Spring
8 130 (2.52%) HTML5
9 121 (2.35%) CSS
9 121 (2.35%) Hibernate
10 114 (2.21%) J2EE
11 109 (2.12%) SOAP
12 91 (1.77%) jQuery
13 84 (1.63%) .NET Framework
14 68 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
15 66 (1.28%) WCF
16 54 (1.05%) Ajax
17 52 (1.01%) JSON
18 50 (0.97%) Java EE
19 43 (0.83%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 326 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 280 (5.43%) Management Information System
3 167 (3.24%) Open Source
3 167 (3.24%) Computer Science
4 154 (2.99%) Clustering
5 133 (2.58%) PKI
6 96 (1.86%) Blackberry
6 96 (1.86%) CESG
7 88 (1.71%) RMADS
8 78 (1.51%) Mathematics
9 70 (1.36%) Statistics
10 66 (1.28%) GIS
11 54 (1.05%) Mobile App
12 53 (1.03%) Replication
13 52 (1.01%) CESG CLAS
14 48 (0.93%) User Experience
15 39 (0.76%) Smartcard
16 38 (0.74%) Human Factors
17 37 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
18 33 (0.64%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1341 (26.02%) Windows
2 594 (11.53%) Linux
3 379 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 376 (7.30%) UNIX
5 354 (6.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 184 (3.57%) Windows 7
7 163 (3.16%) Windows XP
8 162 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 144 (2.79%) Solaris
10 86 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 76 (1.47%) Android
12 66 (1.28%) HPUX
13 60 (1.16%) Windows 2000
14 51 (0.99%) Windows 8
15 49 (0.95%) Apple iOS
16 38 (0.74%) AIX
17 26 (0.50%) Windows Vista
18 20 (0.39%) CentOS
19 19 (0.37%) Ubuntu
20 18 (0.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 974 (18.90%) ITIL
2 565 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
3 498 (9.66%) PRINCE2
4 438 (8.50%) Project Management
5 345 (6.70%) Service Management
6 286 (5.55%) Risk Management
7 281 (5.45%) Mentoring
8 253 (4.91%) Information Security
9 246 (4.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 239 (4.64%) Incident Management
11 235 (4.56%) Software Engineering
12 231 (4.48%) Migration
13 210 (4.08%) Configuration Management
14 203 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
15 195 (3.78%) Scrum
16 192 (3.73%) Network Design
17 191 (3.71%) Service Delivery
18 184 (3.57%) Business Development
19 177 (3.43%) Change Control
19 177 (3.43%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 649 (12.59%) SQL
2 513 (9.96%) Java
3 316 (6.13%) C#
4 277 (5.38%) C
5 260 (5.05%) JavaScript
6 239 (4.64%) C++
7 182 (3.53%) PowerShell
8 130 (2.52%) Python
9 106 (2.06%) VB.NET
10 101 (1.96%) Perl
11 98 (1.90%) Shell Script
12 90 (1.75%) PL/SQL
13 79 (1.53%) VB
14 75 (1.46%) Bash Shell
15 63 (1.22%) VBScript
16 54 (1.05%) Ruby
17 48 (0.93%) PHP
18 43 (0.83%) ABAP
19 40 (0.78%) SAPscript
19 40 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5153 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 834 (16.18%) DV Cleared
3 569 (11.04%) Degree
4 255 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
5 216 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 210 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 161 (3.12%) ISEB
8 152 (2.95%) CCNP
9 142 (2.76%) CTC Cleared
10 140 (2.72%) CISSP
11 134 (2.60%) ISTQB
12 122 (2.37%) MCP
12 122 (2.37%) CCNA
12 122 (2.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 97 (1.88%) MCSE
14 69 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 67 (1.30%) CISM
16 66 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
17 63 (1.22%) GCIA
18 56 (1.09%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (4.48%) SLA
2 186 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 151 (2.93%) QA
4 44 (0.85%) ISO 9001
5 33 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 32 (0.62%) Data Quality
7 22 (0.43%) JSP 440
8 17 (0.33%) COBIT
9 16 (0.31%) DO-178B
10 14 (0.27%) HMG Infosec
11 12 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (0.17%) JTAG
13 8 (0.16%) COSO
14 6 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 5 (0.097%) TickIT
16 4 (0.078%) ISO 14001
16 4 (0.078%) BS7799
17 3 (0.058%) GPG13
18 2 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 17799
18 2 (0.039%) Solvency II
System Software
1 588 (11.41%) Active Directory
2 327 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 211 (4.09%) Hyper-V
4 134 (2.60%) VMware ESX
5 119 (2.31%) XenApp
6 90 (1.75%) vSphere
7 70 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
8 52 (1.01%) XenDesktop
9 47 (0.91%) Terminal Services
10 45 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
10 45 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
10 45 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 44 (0.85%) Snort
12 43 (0.83%) ISA Server
13 42 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
14 29 (0.56%) vCloud
15 21 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
15 21 (0.41%) NFS
16 14 (0.27%) UAG
17 13 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 193 (3.75%) SCCM
2 165 (3.20%) NetBackup
3 149 (2.89%) HP Quality Center
4 103 (2.00%) SCOM
5 95 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
6 59 (1.14%) WSUS
6 59 (1.14%) Backup Exec
7 54 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
8 49 (0.95%) HP SIM
9 47 (0.91%) Data Guard
10 42 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 38 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 37 (0.72%) OpenView
13 35 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
13 35 (0.68%) SCVMM
14 33 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 32 (0.62%) SCDPM
16 30 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 29 (0.56%) Puppet
18 26 (0.50%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 1079 (20.94%) Microsoft
2 786 (15.25%) Oracle
3 554 (10.75%) VMware
4 495 (9.61%) Cisco
5 406 (7.88%) HP
6 331 (6.42%) Citrix
7 314 (6.09%) Fujitsu
8 294 (5.71%) Juniper
9 176 (3.42%) F5
10 175 (3.40%) Symantec
11 153 (2.97%) McAfee
12 152 (2.95%) CheckPoint
13 119 (2.31%) Red Hat
14 118 (2.29%) Veritas
15 114 (2.21%) IBM
16 112 (2.17%) SAP
17 108 (2.10%) EMC
18 102 (1.98%) Remedy
19 91 (1.77%) JBoss
20 71 (1.38%) Sourcefire
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
North West
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: upto 65000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum 15% of salary cash/benefits package in additio
Posted: 16 hours ago
South West London
The People Network
Salary: £37000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
The People Network
Salary: £37000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35000 - 55000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40500 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 20 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 21 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hampshire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £50000 to £65000 per annum - Car + bonus etc
Posted: 21 hours ago