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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 143 139 155
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +16
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2294 2447 2034
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.08% 2.04% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.58% 7.47% 6.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1639 1842 1230
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £44,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £29,050 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +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
30275 32747 30836
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 27.31% 27.95%
Number of salaries quoted 23681 26225 24865
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £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 5 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 5 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 0 2099 £50,000 +5.26% 210
South East -15 874 £45,000 - 102
London +15 446 £55,000 +2.80% 42
Hampshire +1 356 £40,000 -11.11% 44
South West +22 309 £43,000 +7.50% 16
Berkshire -8 295 £55,000 +11.11% 22
Reading -12 201 £55,000 +11.11% 18
West Midlands +22 177 £60,000 +9.09% 8
East of England +43 162 £50,000 +2.04% 14
North West +8 126 £55,000 +41.11% 14
Birmingham +17 122 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Hertfordshire +13 116 £57,500 +16.16% 7
Surrey -34 107 £45,000 -5.26% 19
City of London -3 102 £47,500 -6.86% 10
Southampton +6 96 £38,000 -15.55% 3
Bristol +15 93 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Wiltshire +12 83 £38,000 +5.55% 5
Gloucestershire +10 83 £51,750 +12.50% 6
Hemel Hempstead -3 78 £60,000 - 1
Andover -2 77 £37,000 -17.77%
Buckinghamshire +26 68 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Milton Keynes +12 62 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Yorkshire +42 54 £45,000 +33.33% 4
Cumbria +16 47 £58,750 - 11
Wales -25 46 £42,000 -6.66% 8
West Yorkshire +49 45 £41,250 +26.92% 3
Leeds +33 44 £41,250 +26.92% 3
South Wales -17 44 £41,500 -7.77% 6
Portsmouth +10 40 £43,000 +22.85% 6
Scotland +18 38 £37,500 -11.76% 7

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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 5093 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1229 (24.13%) Windows
3 1191 (23.39%) Microsoft
4 1115 (21.89%) ITIL
5 1060 (20.81%) DV Cleared
6 754 (14.80%) Cisco
7 715 (14.04%) Finance
8 701 (13.76%) SQL
8 701 (13.76%) Oracle
9 664 (13.04%) VMware
10 647 (12.70%) Firewall
11 602 (11.82%) Active Directory
12 558 (10.96%) MS Excel
13 550 (10.80%) Degree
14 512 (10.05%) Linux
15 505 (9.92%) HP
16 490 (9.62%) C
16 490 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
17 461 (9.05%) Cisco Certification
18 455 (8.93%) SQL Server
19 442 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
20 415 (8.15%) SharePoint
21 395 (7.76%) Windows Server 2008
22 388 (7.62%) Java
23 384 (7.54%) WAN
24 374 (7.34%) LAN
24 374 (7.34%) Telecoms
25 369 (7.25%) Citrix
26 368 (7.23%) Service Management
27 361 (7.09%) UNIX

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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
1 415 (8.15%) SharePoint
2 267 (5.24%) MS Exchange
3 187 (3.67%) Lync
4 183 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 150 (2.95%) IIS
6 145 (2.85%) SharePoint 2010
7 128 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 119 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 106 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
10 92 (1.81%) WebLogic
11 89 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
12 72 (1.41%) Apache
13 57 (1.12%) JBoss
14 48 (0.94%) WebSphere
15 46 (0.90%) Tomcat
16 43 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
17 39 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 34 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
19 30 (0.59%) CMS
20 29 (0.57%) Documentum
Applications
1 558 (10.96%) MS Excel
2 224 (4.40%) MS Office
3 57 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 46 (0.90%) MS Project
5 41 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.41%) InfoPath
7 11 (0.22%) AutoCAD
8 7 (0.14%) Windchill
9 6 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.079%) Simulink
10 4 (0.079%) Maya
10 4 (0.079%) 3ds Max
10 4 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.020%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.020%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.020%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.020%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.020%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 206 (4.04%) Oracle EBS
2 185 (3.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 116 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 102 (2.00%) Oracle Applications
5 59 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 54 (1.06%) Oracle HRMS
7 51 (1.00%) Oracle ERP
8 43 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
9 42 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
9 42 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
10 33 (0.65%) SAP CO
11 32 (0.63%) Oracle Payroll
12 31 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
12 31 (0.61%) SAP FI
13 23 (0.45%) Oracle iRecruitment
14 19 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
14 19 (0.37%) SAP HR
15 17 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
15 17 (0.33%) SAP BPC
16 15 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 202 (3.97%) Office 365
2 101 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (0.37%) Yammer
3 19 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (0.33%) SaaS
6 16 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (0.24%) PaaS
8 9 (0.18%) Taleo
9 6 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.079%) IaaS
11 2 (0.039%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.039%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.039%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.039%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.020%) Force.com
12 1 (0.020%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 647 (12.70%) Firewall
2 384 (7.54%) WAN
3 374 (7.34%) LAN
4 252 (4.95%) DNS
5 233 (4.57%) Wireless
6 205 (4.03%) SAN
7 193 (3.79%) TCP/IP
8 187 (3.67%) DHCP
9 155 (3.04%) Network Security
10 122 (2.40%) VoIP
11 107 (2.10%) VPN
12 97 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
13 92 (1.81%) Internet
14 87 (1.71%) Unified Communications
15 79 (1.55%) Cisco Nexus
15 79 (1.55%) MPLS
15 79 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
15 79 (1.55%) HTTP
16 65 (1.28%) Wireshark
17 62 (1.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 455 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 157 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 157 (3.08%) Oracle Database
3 104 (2.04%) Relational Database
4 100 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 72 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
6 69 (1.35%) Big Data
6 69 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 61 (1.20%) MySQL
8 60 (1.18%) RDBMS
9 59 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
10 57 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
11 48 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
12 46 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 42 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
14 39 (0.77%) MongoDB
15 34 (0.67%) Oracle Discoverer
16 33 (0.65%) QlikView
17 30 (0.59%) EDRMS
18 29 (0.57%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 98 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
2 78 (1.53%) Visual Studio
3 77 (1.51%) Subversion
4 70 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
5 56 (1.10%) Git (software)
6 50 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 50 (0.98%) Maven
7 39 (0.77%) Jenkins
8 36 (0.71%) Selenium
8 36 (0.71%) LoadRunner
9 33 (0.65%) MSI
10 29 (0.57%) ClearCase
11 26 (0.51%) JIRA
12 25 (0.49%) NUnit
13 24 (0.47%) CruiseControl
14 23 (0.45%) Eclipse
14 23 (0.45%) MSBuild
15 22 (0.43%) Ant
16 21 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
17 20 (0.39%) TestDirector
General
1 715 (14.04%) Finance
2 374 (7.34%) Telecoms
3 196 (3.85%) Retail
4 129 (2.53%) Manufacturing
5 112 (2.20%) Banking
6 92 (1.81%) Military
7 90 (1.77%) Electronics
8 83 (1.63%) Aerospace
9 59 (1.16%) Legal
10 38 (0.75%) Marketing
11 37 (0.73%) Back Office
12 28 (0.55%) General Ledger
13 24 (0.47%) Publishing
14 16 (0.31%) Advertising
15 14 (0.27%) Law
16 11 (0.22%) Local Government
17 9 (0.18%) Games
18 7 (0.14%) Multimedia
18 7 (0.14%) Billing
18 7 (0.14%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 743 (14.59%) Consultant
2 655 (12.86%) Analyst
3 562 (11.03%) Architect
4 435 (8.54%) Developer
5 308 (6.05%) Project Manager
6 250 (4.91%) Network Engineer
7 197 (3.87%) Support Engineer
8 159 (3.12%) Software Engineer
9 157 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
10 144 (2.83%) Administrator
11 141 (2.77%) Security Consultant
12 128 (2.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 114 (2.24%) .NET Developer
14 112 (2.20%) Test Analyst
15 111 (2.18%) Oracle Consultant
16 103 (2.02%) Systems Administrator
17 99 (1.94%) Systems Analyst
17 99 (1.94%) Support Analyst
18 98 (1.92%) DBA
18 98 (1.92%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (5.87%) .NET
2 266 (5.22%) HTML
3 198 (3.89%) ASP.NET
4 197 (3.87%) CSS
5 144 (2.83%) Web Services
6 138 (2.71%) Middleware
7 137 (2.69%) J2EE
8 131 (2.57%) XML
9 105 (2.06%) HTML5
10 98 (1.92%) .NET Framework
11 87 (1.71%) JSP
12 78 (1.53%) Spring
13 70 (1.37%) Entity Framework
14 69 (1.35%) jQuery
15 65 (1.28%) WCF
16 56 (1.10%) Hibernate
17 53 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
18 52 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
19 49 (0.96%) CSS3
20 48 (0.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 319 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
2 211 (4.14%) Management Information System
3 140 (2.75%) Computer Science
4 134 (2.63%) Clustering
5 99 (1.94%) GIS
6 91 (1.79%) Open Source
7 75 (1.47%) RMADS
8 74 (1.45%) Life Science
8 74 (1.45%) PKI
9 73 (1.43%) Mathematics
10 71 (1.39%) Replication
11 67 (1.32%) Blackberry
12 65 (1.28%) Statistics
13 53 (1.04%) Physics
14 52 (1.02%) CESG
15 39 (0.77%) Visualisation
16 35 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
17 32 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
17 32 (0.63%) CMDB
18 30 (0.59%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1229 (24.13%) Windows
2 512 (10.05%) Linux
3 395 (7.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 361 (7.09%) UNIX
5 291 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 260 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 224 (4.40%) Windows 7
8 130 (2.55%) Windows XP
9 98 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 78 (1.53%) Solaris
11 58 (1.14%) HPUX
12 41 (0.81%) Windows 2000
13 40 (0.79%) CentOS
14 38 (0.75%) Windows 8
15 29 (0.57%) Ubuntu
16 28 (0.55%) AIX
16 28 (0.55%) Android
17 14 (0.27%) Apple iOS
17 14 (0.27%) SUSE
18 12 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1115 (21.89%) ITIL
2 442 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
3 368 (7.23%) Service Management
4 338 (6.64%) PRINCE2
5 322 (6.32%) Project Management
6 294 (5.77%) Software Engineering
7 289 (5.67%) Information Security
8 285 (5.60%) Service Delivery
9 273 (5.36%) Mentoring
10 268 (5.26%) Change Management
11 246 (4.83%) Incident Management
12 228 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
13 217 (4.26%) Cyber Security
14 210 (4.12%) Stakeholder Management
15 209 (4.10%) Risk Management
16 196 (3.85%) Migration
16 196 (3.85%) ERP
17 193 (3.79%) CRM
18 177 (3.48%) Configuration Management
19 171 (3.36%) UML
Programming Languages
1 701 (13.76%) SQL
2 490 (9.62%) C
3 388 (7.62%) Java
4 324 (6.36%) C#
5 275 (5.40%) JavaScript
6 230 (4.52%) C++
7 171 (3.36%) PowerShell
8 129 (2.53%) PL/SQL
9 109 (2.14%) Python
10 94 (1.85%) Perl
11 65 (1.28%) Ruby
12 60 (1.18%) PHP
13 59 (1.16%) Bash Shell
14 58 (1.14%) Shell Script
15 53 (1.04%) VB
16 49 (0.96%) VBScript
17 46 (0.90%) VB.NET
18 35 (0.69%) VBA
19 34 (0.67%) ABAP
20 24 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5093 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1060 (20.81%) DV Cleared
3 550 (10.80%) Degree
4 461 (9.05%) Cisco Certification
5 283 (5.56%) CCNA
6 263 (5.16%) CCNP
7 233 (4.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 148 (2.91%) CISSP
8 148 (2.91%) MCSE
9 137 (2.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 116 (2.28%) ISTQB
11 108 (2.12%) CCA
11 108 (2.12%) Citrix Certification
12 95 (1.87%) MCP
13 93 (1.83%) CCSA
14 88 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
15 66 (1.30%) CCIE
16 62 (1.22%) CISM
17 61 (1.20%) MCITP
17 61 (1.20%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 348 (6.83%) SLA
2 164 (3.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 95 (1.87%) QA
4 56 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 45 (0.88%) JSP 440
6 26 (0.51%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.24%) COBIT
8 11 (0.22%) GPG13
9 9 (0.18%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.16%) JTAG
10 8 (0.16%) ISO 9000
11 7 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.079%) TickIT
13 2 (0.039%) IEC 61508
13 2 (0.039%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.039%) FISMA
14 1 (0.020%) DO-178B
14 1 (0.020%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.020%) BS15000
14 1 (0.020%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 602 (11.82%) Active Directory
2 490 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 268 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 188 (3.69%) XenApp
5 169 (3.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 147 (2.89%) XenDesktop
7 90 (1.77%) vSphere
8 83 (1.63%) VMware ESX
9 57 (1.12%) Terminal Services
10 46 (0.90%) vCloud
11 40 (0.79%) ISA Server
12 34 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
13 33 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
14 31 (0.61%) Firmware
15 30 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
16 29 (0.57%) Samba
17 28 (0.55%) XenServer
18 20 (0.39%) NFS
19 12 (0.24%) UAG
20 11 (0.22%) Snort
Systems Management
1 326 (6.40%) SCCM
2 156 (3.06%) SCOM
3 121 (2.38%) NetBackup
4 80 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
5 62 (1.22%) SCVMM
6 56 (1.10%) OpenView
7 52 (1.02%) HP SIM
8 50 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
9 48 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
10 47 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 45 (0.88%) WSUS
11 45 (0.88%) Puppet
12 42 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
13 40 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 39 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 36 (0.71%) SCDPM
16 34 (0.67%) Nagios
16 34 (0.67%) Backup Exec
17 32 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
17 32 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1191 (23.39%) Microsoft
2 754 (14.80%) Cisco
3 701 (13.76%) Oracle
4 664 (13.04%) VMware
5 505 (9.92%) HP
6 369 (7.25%) Citrix
7 358 (7.03%) Juniper
8 258 (5.07%) CheckPoint
9 171 (3.36%) F5
10 164 (3.22%) SAP
11 156 (3.06%) IBM
12 136 (2.67%) EMC
13 129 (2.53%) Symantec
14 118 (2.32%) Fujitsu
15 108 (2.12%) Red Hat
16 105 (2.06%) Remedy
17 102 (2.00%) AppSense
18 88 (1.73%) McAfee
19 76 (1.49%) NetApp
20 60 (1.18%) Avaya
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: 3 hours ago
Middlesex
WA Consultants
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
United Kingdom
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Network Compucare Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + up to 4k benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £35,000- 65,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 10 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified , £Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Salary: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £20 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
South East
EXCELerate
Salary: circa £60k plus corporate benefits and bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
South East
EXCELerate
Salary: circa £80K, Car allowance, Health, Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Excellent Salary Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago