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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 150 146 164
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +18
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2110 2401 1946
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.00% 2.03% 1.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.30% 7.44% 6.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1528 1768 1228
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +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
28900 32278 30185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.30% 27.62%
Number of salaries quoted 22727 25844 24351
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -6 1909 £50,000 +5.26% 245
South East -22 792 £45,000 -1.09% 91
London +62 440 £55,000 +2.80% 57
Hampshire -4 322 £42,000 -6.66% 42
South West +10 245 £44,000 +10.00% 30
Berkshire -21 237 £55,000 +4.76% 19
East of England +41 176 £50,000 +5.26% 18
Reading -19 166 £54,250 +8.50% 11
West Midlands +17 161 £60,000 +9.09% 9
Hertfordshire +28 130 £50,000 - 8
Birmingham +1 115 £60,000 +9.09% 4
North West +32 105 £52,500 +40.00% 29
Southampton +7 101 £38,500 -14.44% 4
Surrey -48 96 £45,000 -5.26% 9
Hemel Hempstead -1 87 £60,000 -14.28%
City of London +17 86 £48,250 -9.81% 16
Bristol -6 79 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Gloucestershire +8 72 £52,500 +14.13% 8
Buckinghamshire +27 70 £41,500 -5.68% 8
Wiltshire +13 64 £39,000 +11.42% 8
Milton Keynes +11 63 £40,000 -6.97% 8
Yorkshire +47 53 £47,500 +46.15% 2
Andover -3 53 £35,000 -22.22%
Wales -18 47 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Cumbria +8 44 £55,000 - 17
South Wales -19 43 £40,000 -11.11% 6
West Yorkshire +42 41 £37,500 +7.14%
Leeds +48 39 £37,500 +7.14%
Portsmouth +18 39 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Scotland +19 38 £42,926 +7.31% 9

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4683 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1124 (24.00%) Windows
3 1081 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 992 (21.18%) ITIL
5 970 (20.71%) DV Cleared
6 689 (14.71%) Cisco
7 646 (13.79%) Oracle
8 634 (13.54%) Finance
9 618 (13.20%) SQL
10 613 (13.09%) VMware
11 575 (12.28%) Firewall
12 554 (11.83%) Degree
13 528 (11.27%) Active Directory
14 487 (10.40%) MS Excel
15 481 (10.27%) Linux
16 480 (10.25%) C
17 459 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
18 441 (9.42%) HP
19 433 (9.25%) Cisco Certification
20 423 (9.03%) SQL Server
21 421 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
22 372 (7.94%) SharePoint
23 352 (7.52%) Windows Server 2008
24 348 (7.43%) WAN
25 347 (7.41%) Data Centre
26 345 (7.37%) Java
27 344 (7.35%) Citrix
28 343 (7.32%) LAN
29 341 (7.28%) UNIX
29 341 (7.28%) SLA

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 372 (7.94%) SharePoint
2 238 (5.08%) MS Exchange
3 169 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 166 (3.54%) Lync
5 142 (3.03%) IIS
6 126 (2.69%) SharePoint 2010
7 121 (2.58%) SharePoint 2013
8 108 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 100 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
10 82 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
11 73 (1.56%) WebLogic
12 59 (1.26%) Apache
13 49 (1.05%) JBoss
14 48 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 38 (0.81%) Tomcat
16 37 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
17 35 (0.75%) Documentum
18 34 (0.73%) WebSphere
18 34 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
19 32 (0.68%) Node.js
Applications
1 487 (10.40%) MS Excel
2 203 (4.33%) MS Office
3 59 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 49 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 43 (0.92%) MS Project
6 27 (0.58%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.17%) Windchill
7 8 (0.17%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.085%) Maya
8 4 (0.085%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.043%) Simulink
10 1 (0.021%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.021%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.021%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.021%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.021%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 181 (3.87%) Oracle EBS
2 180 (3.84%) Oracle EBS R12
3 101 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 85 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
5 55 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 49 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
7 47 (1.00%) Oracle HRMS
8 45 (0.96%) Oracle General Ledger
9 44 (0.94%) Oracle Receivables
9 44 (0.94%) Oracle Payables
10 35 (0.75%) Oracle 11i
11 26 (0.56%) SAP CO
12 24 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
12 24 (0.51%) SAP FI
13 23 (0.49%) Oracle Payroll
13 23 (0.49%) Oracle iRecruitment
14 19 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
15 17 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
16 15 (0.32%) SAP HR
16 15 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 180 (3.84%) Office 365
2 99 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 19 (0.41%) Yammer
5 18 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (0.36%) SaaS
7 15 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
8 12 (0.26%) PaaS
9 11 (0.23%) Taleo
10 6 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
11 5 (0.11%) IaaS
12 2 (0.043%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.043%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.043%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.021%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 575 (12.28%) Firewall
2 348 (7.43%) WAN
3 343 (7.32%) LAN
4 207 (4.42%) Wireless
5 203 (4.33%) DNS
6 183 (3.91%) SAN
7 167 (3.57%) TCP/IP
8 150 (3.20%) DHCP
9 131 (2.80%) Network Security
10 113 (2.41%) VoIP
11 95 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
12 83 (1.77%) Cisco Nexus
13 80 (1.71%) Unified Communications
14 78 (1.67%) Internet
15 76 (1.62%) HTTP
15 76 (1.62%) VPN
16 73 (1.56%) MPLS
17 58 (1.24%) BGP
18 57 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
19 54 (1.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 423 (9.03%) SQL Server
2 153 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 136 (2.90%) Oracle Database
4 98 (2.09%) Relational Database
5 97 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 76 (1.62%) Big Data
7 68 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 67 (1.43%) MySQL
9 60 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
10 59 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
11 58 (1.24%) RDBMS
12 53 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
13 44 (0.94%) MongoDB
14 40 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 33 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
16 32 (0.68%) QlikView
16 32 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
17 24 (0.51%) Hadoop
17 24 (0.51%) Oracle Exadata
17 24 (0.51%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 87 (1.86%) Visual Studio
2 73 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
3 65 (1.39%) Subversion
3 65 (1.39%) Rational DOORS
4 48 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 47 (1.00%) Git (software)
6 36 (0.77%) Maven
7 30 (0.64%) Selenium
7 30 (0.64%) LoadRunner
8 29 (0.62%) MSI
9 28 (0.60%) Jenkins
10 27 (0.58%) ClearCase
11 26 (0.56%) NUnit
12 25 (0.53%) CruiseControl
13 24 (0.51%) MSBuild
13 24 (0.51%) Eclipse
14 21 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
15 16 (0.34%) TestDirector
16 15 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
16 15 (0.32%) JIRA
General
1 634 (13.54%) Finance
2 327 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 162 (3.46%) Retail
4 124 (2.65%) Manufacturing
5 90 (1.92%) Banking
6 89 (1.90%) Military
7 72 (1.54%) Electronics
8 58 (1.24%) Aerospace
9 47 (1.00%) Legal
10 39 (0.83%) Marketing
11 31 (0.66%) Back Office
12 28 (0.60%) General Ledger
13 27 (0.58%) Publishing
14 19 (0.41%) Advertising
15 11 (0.23%) Law
16 10 (0.21%) Games
17 9 (0.19%) Billing
17 9 (0.19%) Local Government
18 7 (0.15%) Multimedia
18 7 (0.15%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 652 (13.92%) Consultant
2 645 (13.77%) Analyst
3 530 (11.32%) Architect
4 393 (8.39%) Developer
5 299 (6.38%) Project Manager
6 214 (4.57%) Network Engineer
7 178 (3.80%) Support Engineer
8 148 (3.16%) Administrator
9 143 (3.05%) Systems Engineer
10 137 (2.93%) Software Engineer
11 134 (2.86%) Security Consultant
12 118 (2.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 117 (2.50%) .NET Developer
14 116 (2.48%) Test Analyst
15 109 (2.33%) Oracle Consultant
16 104 (2.22%) Systems Administrator
17 99 (2.11%) Business Analyst
18 94 (2.01%) Support Analyst
19 93 (1.99%) Technical Architect
20 92 (1.96%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 296 (6.32%) .NET
2 258 (5.51%) HTML
3 201 (4.29%) CSS
4 194 (4.14%) ASP.NET
5 129 (2.75%) Middleware
6 127 (2.71%) J2EE
7 117 (2.50%) Web Services
8 109 (2.33%) HTML5
9 105 (2.24%) .NET Framework
10 97 (2.07%) XML
11 82 (1.75%) JSP
12 73 (1.56%) Spring
12 73 (1.56%) Entity Framework
13 70 (1.49%) WCF
14 65 (1.39%) jQuery
15 55 (1.17%) Oracle Fusion
16 54 (1.15%) Hibernate
17 53 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC
18 52 (1.11%) CSS3
19 42 (0.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 347 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 282 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 192 (4.10%) Management Information System
4 131 (2.80%) Computer Science
5 124 (2.65%) Clustering
6 93 (1.99%) GIS
7 73 (1.56%) RMADS
8 71 (1.52%) PKI
9 65 (1.39%) Mathematics
10 64 (1.37%) Replication
11 61 (1.30%) Blackberry
12 58 (1.24%) CESG
13 57 (1.22%) Statistics
14 55 (1.17%) Life Science
15 46 (0.98%) Physics
16 45 (0.96%) Visualisation
17 37 (0.79%) CMDB
18 32 (0.68%) Fat Client
18 32 (0.68%) Thin Client
19 30 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1124 (24.00%) Windows
2 481 (10.27%) Linux
3 352 (7.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 341 (7.28%) UNIX
5 244 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 238 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 209 (4.46%) Windows 7
8 103 (2.20%) Windows XP
9 90 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 78 (1.67%) Solaris
11 45 (0.96%) HPUX
12 35 (0.75%) Ubuntu
12 35 (0.75%) Windows 2000
13 32 (0.68%) CentOS
14 29 (0.62%) Windows 8
15 25 (0.53%) AIX
16 21 (0.45%) Android
17 11 (0.23%) Apple iOS
18 10 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
19 7 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 992 (21.18%) ITIL
2 421 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
3 320 (6.83%) Project Management
4 316 (6.75%) Service Management
5 312 (6.66%) PRINCE2
6 283 (6.04%) Information Security
7 277 (5.92%) Service Delivery
8 258 (5.51%) Software Engineering
9 248 (5.30%) Mentoring
10 242 (5.17%) Change Management
11 212 (4.53%) Cyber Security
12 209 (4.46%) Stakeholder Management
13 203 (4.33%) Incident Management
14 201 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
15 197 (4.21%) ERP
16 193 (4.12%) Risk Management
17 190 (4.06%) Migration
18 185 (3.95%) Scrum
19 183 (3.91%) Configuration Management
20 181 (3.87%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 618 (13.20%) SQL
2 480 (10.25%) C
3 345 (7.37%) Java
4 297 (6.34%) C#
5 247 (5.27%) JavaScript
6 212 (4.53%) C++
7 155 (3.31%) PowerShell
8 118 (2.52%) Python
9 103 (2.20%) Perl
9 103 (2.20%) PL/SQL
10 73 (1.56%) Ruby
11 63 (1.35%) Bash Shell
12 53 (1.13%) PHP
13 51 (1.09%) VB
14 50 (1.07%) VB.NET
15 49 (1.05%) VBScript
16 47 (1.00%) Shell Script
17 34 (0.73%) T-SQL
18 27 (0.58%) VBA
19 24 (0.51%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4683 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 970 (20.71%) DV Cleared
3 554 (11.83%) Degree
4 433 (9.25%) Cisco Certification
5 280 (5.98%) CCNA
6 244 (5.21%) CCNP
7 205 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 140 (2.99%) CISSP
9 132 (2.82%) MCSE
10 119 (2.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 119 (2.54%) ISTQB
11 106 (2.26%) CCA
12 105 (2.24%) Citrix Certification
13 104 (2.22%) MCP
14 89 (1.90%) CCSA
15 76 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
16 68 (1.45%) CISM
17 66 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 64 (1.37%) ISEB
19 54 (1.15%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 341 (7.28%) SLA
2 156 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 85 (1.82%) QA
4 54 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 40 (0.85%) JSP 440
6 25 (0.53%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.26%) COBIT
8 9 (0.19%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.17%) GPG13
10 7 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.15%) JTAG
11 6 (0.13%) ISO 9000
12 3 (0.064%) TickIT
12 3 (0.064%) IEC 61508
13 2 (0.043%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.043%) FISMA
14 1 (0.021%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 1 (0.021%) BS7799
14 1 (0.021%) DO-178B
14 1 (0.021%) DO-160
System Software
1 528 (11.27%) Active Directory
2 459 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 257 (5.49%) Hyper-V
4 176 (3.76%) XenApp
5 168 (3.59%) Microsoft App-V
6 140 (2.99%) XenDesktop
7 87 (1.86%) VMware ESX
8 83 (1.77%) vSphere
9 65 (1.39%) Terminal Services
10 38 (0.81%) vCloud
11 32 (0.68%) ISA Server
12 29 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
13 28 (0.60%) XenServer
13 28 (0.60%) Samba
14 27 (0.58%) Firmware
15 26 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
16 19 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 17 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
18 16 (0.34%) UAG
19 11 (0.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 294 (6.28%) SCCM
2 125 (2.67%) SCOM
3 113 (2.41%) NetBackup
4 64 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
5 48 (1.02%) HP SIM
6 46 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
7 44 (0.94%) SCVMM
7 44 (0.94%) OpenView
8 43 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
9 41 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
10 37 (0.79%) Puppet
11 35 (0.75%) WSUS
12 34 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 34 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 31 (0.66%) Backup Exec
14 30 (0.64%) HP Data Protector
14 30 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 27 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
16 26 (0.56%) SCOrch
16 26 (0.56%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 1081 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 689 (14.71%) Cisco
3 646 (13.79%) Oracle
4 613 (13.09%) VMware
5 441 (9.42%) HP
6 344 (7.35%) Citrix
7 300 (6.41%) Juniper
8 233 (4.98%) CheckPoint
9 157 (3.35%) F5
10 145 (3.10%) SAP
11 138 (2.95%) IBM
12 132 (2.82%) EMC
13 128 (2.73%) Symantec
14 109 (2.33%) Remedy
15 99 (2.11%) AppSense
16 89 (1.90%) Fujitsu
17 87 (1.86%) Red Hat
18 74 (1.58%) NetApp
19 72 (1.54%) McAfee
20 63 (1.35%) Computacenter
Redditch, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £1800.00 - £22000.00 per annum + FE Vehicle + Training & Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £3000 - £36107 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36107 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Connectus
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £23000 - £27500 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £23000 - £27500 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago