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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 168 117 188
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +71
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2029 2743 1809
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.02% 2.61% 1.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.22% 9.44% 6.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1461 2149 1266
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £46,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +8.13%

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
28092 29048 28866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.02% 27.68% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 22439 23197 22653
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,823 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 13 February 2016 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 13 February 2016. 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 -50 1850 £47,500 - 343
South East -39 615 £45,000 - 102
South West -1 407 £40,000 -11.11% 67
London -13 400 £57,500 +4.54% 81
Hampshire -5 298 £42,500 -5.55% 37
Bristol +6 160 £41,000 -8.88% 16
Berkshire -49 158 £52,500 - 26
Wiltshire +7 115 £35,000 -9.09% 14
West Midlands -40 108 £47,000 -14.54% 37
Gloucestershire +9 100 £50,000 +9.28% 27
East of England -36 90 £55,000 +22.22% 15
Reading -46 80 £47,500 -7.31% 10
East Midlands +34 76 £47,500 +5.55% 8
Southampton +22 72 £40,000 -17.94% 3
North West -48 67 £42,500 -9.57% 20
Yorkshire +21 65 £45,000 -1.63% 7
Chippenham +5 64 £33,500 -11.84% 7
Hertfordshire -21 60 £63,750 +41.66% 4
Surrey -39 53 £42,500 -19.04% 27
Derbyshire +29 51 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Birmingham -42 49 £45,625 -17.04% 17
Cheltenham +27 48 £55,000 +18.27% 9
Derby +21 48 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Farnborough +14 44 £30,000 +20.00% 13
West Yorkshire +3 40 £67,500 +47.54% 2
City of London -7 37 £60,000 +8.10% 16
Basingstoke +9 33 £43,000 +16.21% 8
Bracknell -28 30 £45,000 - 6
Leeds -3 27 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Leatherhead +14 24 £50,000 +42.85% 13

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4045 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 788 (19.48%) Windows
3 754 (18.64%) Oracle
4 742 (18.34%) Degree
5 684 (16.91%) ITIL
6 681 (16.84%) Microsoft
7 669 (16.54%) SQL
8 635 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
9 588 (14.54%) Java
10 549 (13.57%) Linux
11 523 (12.93%) Finance
12 507 (12.53%) DV Cleared
13 490 (12.11%) C
14 471 (11.64%) Cisco
15 434 (10.73%) Firewall
16 429 (10.61%) SQL Server
17 395 (9.77%) Unix
18 387 (9.57%) Cybersecurity
19 385 (9.52%) VMware
20 372 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
21 349 (8.63%) Cisco Certification
22 336 (8.31%) HTML
23 334 (8.26%) C#
24 330 (8.16%) MS Excel
25 324 (8.01%) Active Directory
26 309 (7.64%) .NET
27 307 (7.59%) Management Information System
28 306 (7.56%) Software Engineering
29 300 (7.42%) Information Security
29 300 (7.42%) Project Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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
1 152 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 135 (3.34%) WebLogic
3 104 (2.57%) JBoss
4 98 (2.42%) MS Exchange
5 94 (2.32%) Apache
6 64 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 62 (1.53%) IIS
8 56 (1.38%) Skype for Business
9 45 (1.11%) Tomcat
10 44 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
11 42 (1.04%) Confluence
11 42 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
12 38 (0.94%) Node.js
13 35 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
13 35 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 32 (0.79%) Alfresco
15 31 (0.77%) WebSphere
16 28 (0.69%) OpenStack
16 28 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
17 26 (0.64%) Joomla!
Applications
1 330 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 155 (3.83%) MS Office
3 52 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 49 (1.21%) MS Project
5 41 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.32%) SPSS
7 10 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.17%) Simulink
8 7 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.17%) Windchill
9 6 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.12%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 5 (0.12%) PTC Creo
11 4 (0.099%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.049%) 3ds Max
13 2 (0.049%) CATIA
13 2 (0.049%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.049%) Mathcad
13 2 (0.049%) Maya
Business Applications
1 177 (4.38%) Oracle EBS
2 73 (1.80%) Oracle Applications
3 72 (1.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 45 (1.11%) Oracle ERP
5 33 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
6 30 (0.74%) SAP CO
6 30 (0.74%) SAP FI
6 30 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
7 29 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
8 25 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
9 23 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
9 23 (0.57%) SAP SRM
10 19 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 17 (0.42%) SAP HR
12 16 (0.40%) SAP HCM
13 15 (0.37%) Oracle HRMS
13 15 (0.37%) Oracle SCM
14 12 (0.30%) Oracle iRecruitment
15 11 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
15 11 (0.27%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 77 (1.90%) Office 365
2 76 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (1.61%) SaaS
4 62 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
5 52 (1.29%) SuccessFactors
6 50 (1.24%) IaaS
7 38 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
8 34 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
9 30 (0.74%) PaaS
10 15 (0.37%) Oracle CX
11 12 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 6 (0.15%) Heroku
13 5 (0.12%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.099%) Google App Engine
14 4 (0.099%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.074%) Amazon EMR
16 2 (0.049%) Force.com
17 1 (0.025%) Google Analytics
17 1 (0.025%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 434 (10.73%) Firewall
2 264 (6.53%) WAN
3 247 (6.11%) LAN
4 191 (4.72%) Network Security
5 171 (4.23%) TCP/IP
6 147 (3.63%) VPN
7 124 (3.07%) DNS
8 119 (2.94%) Wireless
9 116 (2.87%) SAN
10 109 (2.69%) Internet
11 103 (2.55%) MPLS
12 97 (2.40%) BGP
13 79 (1.95%) Cisco ASA
13 79 (1.95%) OSPF
14 68 (1.68%) IPsec
15 67 (1.66%) HTTP
16 61 (1.51%) Cisco Nexus
16 61 (1.51%) SSL
17 59 (1.46%) DHCP
18 55 (1.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 429 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 229 (5.66%) Oracle Database
3 156 (3.86%) Big Data
4 119 (2.94%) Relational Database
5 111 (2.74%) MongoDB
6 93 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 88 (2.18%) Hadoop
8 67 (1.66%) NoSQL
8 67 (1.66%) RDBMS
9 65 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
10 63 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
11 62 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 60 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
12 60 (1.48%) Oracle Exadata
13 55 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
14 54 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
14 54 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
15 52 (1.29%) MySQL
16 51 (1.26%) Oracle Database 12c
17 48 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 92 (2.27%) JUnit
2 88 (2.18%) Git (software)
2 88 (2.18%) Selenium
3 81 (2.00%) JIRA
4 80 (1.98%) Maven
5 79 (1.95%) Subversion
6 67 (1.66%) Visual Studio
7 66 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 63 (1.56%) Rational DOORS
9 58 (1.43%) Eclipse
10 56 (1.38%) Jenkins
11 47 (1.16%) LoadRunner
12 35 (0.87%) Ant
13 29 (0.72%) Jasmine
13 29 (0.72%) Moq
14 27 (0.67%) IntelliJ
14 27 (0.67%) TeamCity
15 26 (0.64%) Apache Ivy
15 26 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
16 23 (0.57%) Cucumber
General
1 523 (12.93%) Finance
2 292 (7.22%) Telecoms
3 134 (3.31%) Manufacturing
4 119 (2.94%) Military
5 95 (2.35%) Marketing
6 91 (2.25%) Banking
7 89 (2.20%) Legal
8 80 (1.98%) Aerospace
9 71 (1.76%) Electronics
10 45 (1.11%) Billing
11 40 (0.99%) Law
12 36 (0.89%) Retail
13 35 (0.87%) Local Government
14 24 (0.59%) Publishing
15 17 (0.42%) Financial Institution
15 17 (0.42%) Welsh Language
16 11 (0.27%) Advertising
16 11 (0.27%) Avionics
17 7 (0.17%) Multimedia
18 6 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 670 (16.56%) Analyst
2 465 (11.50%) Consultant
3 463 (11.45%) Architect
4 398 (9.84%) Developer
5 214 (5.29%) Network Engineer
6 191 (4.72%) Security Consultant
7 177 (4.38%) DBA
7 177 (4.38%) Support Engineer
8 156 (3.86%) Project Manager
9 152 (3.76%) Support Analyst
10 137 (3.39%) Technical Architect
11 132 (3.26%) Administrator
11 132 (3.26%) Oracle DBA
12 128 (3.16%) Java Developer
13 122 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
14 111 (2.74%) Systems Engineer
15 109 (2.69%) Oracle Architect
15 109 (2.69%) Software Engineer
16 101 (2.50%) Security Engineer
17 100 (2.47%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (8.31%) HTML
2 309 (7.64%) .NET
3 220 (5.44%) XML
4 209 (5.17%) CSS
5 186 (4.60%) Middleware
6 180 (4.45%) Web Services
7 152 (3.76%) Spring
8 146 (3.61%) Hibernate
9 144 (3.56%) HTML5
10 137 (3.39%) J2EE
11 119 (2.94%) ASP.NET
12 109 (2.69%) Oracle Fusion
13 107 (2.65%) SOAP
14 74 (1.83%) Java EE
14 74 (1.83%) REST
15 73 (1.80%) .NET Framework
16 70 (1.73%) EJB
17 61 (1.51%) CSS3
18 59 (1.46%) JSON
19 54 (1.33%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 372 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
2 307 (7.59%) Management Information System
3 231 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 208 (5.14%) Data Centre
5 100 (2.47%) Driving Licence
6 95 (2.35%) Mathematics
7 91 (2.25%) CESG
8 73 (1.80%) Visualisation
9 68 (1.68%) Security Operations Centre
10 64 (1.58%) PKI
11 61 (1.51%) User Experience
12 51 (1.26%) Clustering
13 48 (1.19%) NHS
14 43 (1.06%) Oracle Exalogic
15 41 (1.01%) Private Cloud
16 40 (0.99%) Mobile App
17 36 (0.89%) Cybercrime
18 34 (0.84%) EPoS
19 32 (0.79%) Digital Media
20 31 (0.77%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 788 (19.48%) Windows
2 549 (13.57%) Linux
3 395 (9.77%) Unix
4 269 (6.65%) Windows Server
5 167 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 152 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 125 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 111 (2.74%) Solaris
9 84 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 63 (1.56%) Android
10 63 (1.56%) Mac OS X
11 56 (1.38%) Windows 7
12 53 (1.31%) CentOS
12 53 (1.31%) Windows XP
13 34 (0.84%) Windows 8
14 32 (0.79%) Windows Phone
15 31 (0.77%) AIX
16 29 (0.72%) Apple iOS
17 22 (0.54%) SUSE
18 21 (0.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 684 (16.91%) ITIL
2 635 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
3 387 (9.57%) Cybersecurity
4 306 (7.56%) Software Engineering
5 300 (7.42%) Information Security
5 300 (7.42%) Project Management
6 242 (5.98%) Presales
7 233 (5.76%) ERP
8 225 (5.56%) UML
9 210 (5.19%) SOA
10 209 (5.17%) PRINCE2
11 208 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
12 194 (4.80%) Scrum
13 179 (4.43%) Mentoring
13 179 (4.43%) Service Management
14 178 (4.40%) Service Delivery
15 175 (4.33%) Continuous Integration
16 166 (4.10%) Stakeholder Management
17 164 (4.05%) Open Source
18 153 (3.78%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 669 (16.54%) SQL
2 588 (14.54%) Java
3 490 (12.11%) C
4 334 (8.26%) C#
5 297 (7.34%) C++
6 296 (7.32%) JavaScript
7 228 (5.64%) Python
8 120 (2.97%) Perl
8 120 (2.97%) PL/SQL
9 107 (2.65%) Ruby
10 97 (2.40%) Shell Script
11 84 (2.08%) PowerShell
12 64 (1.58%) Bash Shell
13 53 (1.31%) Scala
13 53 (1.31%) VB
14 51 (1.26%) PHP
15 44 (1.09%) VB.NET
16 33 (0.82%) T-SQL
17 32 (0.79%) Objective-C
18 24 (0.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4045 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 742 (18.34%) Degree
3 507 (12.53%) DV Cleared
4 349 (8.63%) Cisco Certification
5 249 (6.16%) CISSP
6 243 (6.01%) CCNA
7 228 (5.64%) BPSS Clearance
8 217 (5.36%) CCNP
9 112 (2.77%) CISM
10 103 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 78 (1.93%) CESG Certified Professional
12 72 (1.78%) CREST Certified
12 72 (1.78%) MCSE
13 68 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
14 65 (1.61%) ISEB
15 57 (1.41%) ISTQB
15 57 (1.41%) MCSA
16 55 (1.36%) CLAS
17 46 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 46 (1.14%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 248 (6.13%) SLA
2 131 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 93 (2.30%) QA
4 72 (1.78%) PCI DSS
5 44 (1.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 39 (0.96%) RMADS
7 34 (0.84%) JSP 440
8 30 (0.74%) GPG13
9 29 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
10 19 (0.47%) COBIT
10 19 (0.47%) Def Stans
10 19 (0.47%) ISO 9001
11 16 (0.40%) Data Quality
12 14 (0.35%) HL7
13 11 (0.27%) FISMA
13 11 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 10 (0.25%) ISO22301
15 9 (0.22%) HMG Infosec
16 7 (0.17%) PA-DSS
17 6 (0.15%) DO-178B
System Software
1 324 (8.01%) Active Directory
2 241 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (2.89%) vSphere
4 104 (2.57%) Hyper-V
5 77 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
6 38 (0.94%) Docker
7 32 (0.79%) BitLocker
8 28 (0.69%) XenApp
9 27 (0.67%) VMware ESX
10 22 (0.54%) vCloud
11 19 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
12 17 (0.42%) XenDesktop
13 16 (0.40%) XenServer
14 15 (0.37%) Terminal Services
15 14 (0.35%) Firmware
15 14 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
16 13 (0.32%) Oracle Clusterware
16 13 (0.32%) Snort
17 12 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 8 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 111 (2.74%) SCCM
2 86 (2.13%) Oracle RMAN
3 74 (1.83%) Puppet
4 66 (1.63%) SCOM
5 61 (1.51%) Data Guard
6 52 (1.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 43 (1.06%) Ansible
8 38 (0.94%) Windows Intune
9 37 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
10 36 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
11 33 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
12 32 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 31 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
13 31 (0.77%) NetBackup
14 27 (0.67%) Oracle Identity Management
15 24 (0.59%) SCVMM
16 23 (0.57%) Nessus
17 22 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
18 20 (0.49%) SCDPM
19 19 (0.47%) SCSM
Vendors
1 754 (18.64%) Oracle
2 681 (16.84%) Microsoft
3 471 (11.64%) Cisco
4 385 (9.52%) VMware
5 273 (6.75%) SAP
6 265 (6.55%) Juniper
7 150 (3.71%) HP
8 149 (3.68%) Remedy
9 123 (3.04%) CheckPoint
10 118 (2.92%) Citrix
10 118 (2.92%) IBM
11 76 (1.88%) F5
12 73 (1.80%) Palo Alto
13 71 (1.76%) EMC
14 66 (1.63%) Red Hat
15 63 (1.56%) Intel Security
16 57 (1.41%) Ariba
16 57 (1.41%) NetApp
17 56 (1.38%) Sun
18 51 (1.26%) ArcSight
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Vodafone
Posted: 11 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Vodafone
Posted: 11 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Car Allowance, Bonus, Benfits
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 65k per year + amazing benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nairn, Nairnshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greenford, Middlesex
Connectus
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + On Call £4,000 + Overtime Available
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Daisy Group
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £85,000 base + strong package
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + On Call Over Time £4,500
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - 60,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - 60,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £110,000+ plus unrivalled benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £90,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive + bonus + pension
Posted: Yesterday
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 70k per year + amazing benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 70k per year + Car allow, medical, pension, 36 hols
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary package
Posted: Yesterday
Antrim, County Antrim
Connectus
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Hunter Macdonald Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
EMBS - People Transfer
Salary: Amazing Bens + MS Training
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hunter Macdonald Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday