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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 109 178 181
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +3
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 2938 1730 1828
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.62% 1.58% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.45% 5.84% 5.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2299 1186 1321
Average salary £48,750 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,850 £29,000 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £60,400
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
31098 29633 32739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.77% 27.06% 28.35%
Number of salaries quoted 24921 23376 27486
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,000
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +78 2621 £47,500 +5.55% 302
South East +38 1119 £46,500 +3.33% 125
London +119 475 £55,000 +10.00% 51
Berkshire +10 443 £50,000 +5.26% 33
South West +54 401 £45,000 - 57
Hampshire +19 400 £45,000 +12.50% 58
Reading +10 217 £44,750 -5.78% 16
West Midlands +23 181 £52,500 +16.66% 14
North West +50 150 £47,500 +15.85% 23
East of England +34 149 £49,250 +11.29% 16
Birmingham +45 144 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Bristol +57 138 £45,000 +4.65% 26
Surrey +11 131 £51,500 +8.42% 14
Bracknell +2 129 £42,500 +26.86% 7
City of London +74 123 £60,000 +26.31% 18
Hertfordshire +35 115 £47,500 - 5
Wiltshire +17 115 £38,250 -19.47% 11
Gloucestershire +16 83 £50,000 +16.95% 10
Portsmouth +19 82 £48,000 +47.69% 2
Andover +2 79 £40,000 - 4
Hemel Hempstead +19 75 £50,000 -
Cheshire +13 62 £40,000 -3.32% 2
East Midlands +37 61 £37,500 - 5
Buckinghamshire +14 61 £43,000 -9.47% 8
Gosport -1 61 £40,000 -30.43% 15
Milton Keynes +20 54 £45,000 -5.26% 8
Wales -18 53 £48,500 +29.33% 4
Manchester +10 47 £55,000 +29.41% 13
Yorkshire -17 46 £47,500 +26.66% 7
Warrington +33 44 £25,000 - 1

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5523 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1528 (27.67%) Windows
3 1253 (22.69%) Microsoft
4 1078 (19.52%) ITIL
5 1028 (18.61%) DV Cleared
6 1008 (18.25%) Finance
7 891 (16.13%) Oracle
8 811 (14.68%) SQL
9 730 (13.22%) Active Directory
10 716 (12.96%) Firewall
11 683 (12.37%) VMware
12 681 (12.33%) Cisco
13 617 (11.17%) MS Excel
14 612 (11.08%) Linux
15 610 (11.04%) Agile Software Development
16 575 (10.41%) Java
17 569 (10.30%) Telecoms
18 518 (9.38%) Degree
19 505 (9.14%) HP
20 470 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
21 454 (8.22%) Windows Server 2008
21 454 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
22 431 (7.80%) SharePoint
23 419 (7.59%) Juniper
24 407 (7.37%) SQL Server
25 402 (7.28%) Project Management
26 401 (7.26%) Retail
27 389 (7.04%) Service Management
28 387 (7.01%) PRINCE2
29 384 (6.95%) Analytical Skills

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 431 (7.80%) SharePoint
2 313 (5.67%) MS Exchange
3 180 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 165 (2.99%) WebLogic
5 159 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 155 (2.81%) IIS
7 146 (2.64%) SharePoint 2010
8 131 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2007
9 125 (2.26%) Lync
10 123 (2.23%) Apache
11 122 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
12 97 (1.76%) WebSphere
13 79 (1.43%) JBoss
14 67 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 66 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
16 62 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
17 52 (0.94%) NetWeaver
18 47 (0.85%) SAP Portal
19 45 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
20 44 (0.80%) Joomla!
Applications
1 617 (11.17%) MS Excel
2 253 (4.58%) MS Office
3 73 (1.32%) MS Project
4 51 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 42 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.16%) InfoPath
6 9 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 9 (0.16%) Simulink
7 7 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 6 (0.11%) FrameMaker
9 3 (0.054%) Maya
9 3 (0.054%) 3ds Max
9 3 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.018%) NASTRAN
10 1 (0.018%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.018%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 266 (4.82%) Oracle EBS
2 190 (3.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 118 (2.14%) Oracle Applications
4 116 (2.10%) Oracle ERP
5 59 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
6 43 (0.78%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 36 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
8 30 (0.54%) Oracle HRMS
9 28 (0.51%) Oracle Payroll
10 27 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
10 27 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
11 24 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
12 23 (0.42%) Oracle 11i
13 22 (0.40%) SAP FI
13 22 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
13 22 (0.40%) SAP CO
14 16 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
15 14 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
15 14 (0.25%) SAP HR
15 14 (0.25%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 91 (1.65%) Office 365
2 27 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (0.45%) SaaS
4 19 (0.34%) Taleo
5 7 (0.13%) PaaS
6 6 (0.11%) IaaS
7 5 (0.091%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.072%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.072%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.072%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.054%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.054%) Amazon AWS
10 2 (0.036%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.036%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.018%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 716 (12.96%) Firewall
2 369 (6.68%) DNS
3 317 (5.74%) WAN
4 310 (5.61%) LAN
5 252 (4.56%) DHCP
6 236 (4.27%) TCP/IP
6 236 (4.27%) Network Security
7 211 (3.82%) Wireless
8 208 (3.77%) SAN
9 161 (2.92%) Internet
10 131 (2.37%) HTTP
11 128 (2.32%) VPN
12 93 (1.68%) LDAP
13 89 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
14 84 (1.52%) MPLS
15 77 (1.39%) Wireshark
16 76 (1.38%) VoIP
17 72 (1.30%) Unified Communications
18 71 (1.29%) NAS
18 71 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 407 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 246 (4.45%) Oracle Database
3 95 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 89 (1.61%) Relational Database
5 87 (1.58%) Oracle Discoverer
6 81 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
7 74 (1.34%) EDRMS
7 74 (1.34%) MySQL
8 73 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
9 67 (1.21%) Oracle BI EE
10 66 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
11 64 (1.16%) RDBMS
12 55 (1.00%) IDOL
13 47 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
14 44 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
15 43 (0.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 42 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 40 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 34 (0.62%) MongoDB
19 31 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 152 (2.75%) JIRA
2 120 (2.17%) Subversion
3 113 (2.05%) Oracle Forms
4 112 (2.03%) Git (software)
5 111 (2.01%) Ant
6 95 (1.72%) Jenkins
7 90 (1.63%) Maven
8 77 (1.39%) Selenium
9 70 (1.27%) Visual Studio
10 68 (1.23%) TestDirector
11 65 (1.18%) Talend Open Studio
12 62 (1.12%) JUnit
13 61 (1.10%) LoadRunner
14 55 (1.00%) QuickTest Pro
15 51 (0.92%) Rational DOORS
16 42 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
17 39 (0.71%) Eclipse
18 35 (0.63%) GCC
19 32 (0.58%) GDB
20 30 (0.54%) Apache Ivy
General
1 1008 (18.25%) Finance
2 569 (10.30%) Telecoms
3 401 (7.26%) Retail
4 151 (2.73%) Banking
5 121 (2.19%) Military
6 108 (1.96%) Aerospace
7 92 (1.67%) Legal
8 88 (1.59%) Electronics
9 80 (1.45%) Manufacturing
10 69 (1.25%) Back Office
11 52 (0.94%) Marketing
12 27 (0.49%) Local Government
13 25 (0.45%) German Language
14 19 (0.34%) Publishing
15 15 (0.27%) Law
16 14 (0.25%) General Ledger
17 12 (0.22%) Advertising
18 10 (0.18%) Welsh Language
19 9 (0.16%) Games
20 8 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 844 (15.28%) Consultant
2 617 (11.17%) Analyst
3 597 (10.81%) Architect
4 504 (9.13%) Developer
5 280 (5.07%) Project Manager
6 279 (5.05%) Support Engineer
7 254 (4.60%) Network Engineer
8 183 (3.31%) Software Engineer
9 153 (2.77%) DBA
10 151 (2.73%) Oracle Consultant
11 144 (2.61%) Security Consultant
12 141 (2.55%) Java Developer
13 136 (2.46%) Senior Architect
14 133 (2.41%) Network Architect
15 123 (2.23%) Oracle DBA
15 123 (2.23%) Service Manager
16 121 (2.19%) Support Analyst
17 120 (2.17%) Technical Architect
18 118 (2.14%) Test Analyst
19 116 (2.10%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 345 (6.25%) HTML
2 300 (5.43%) .NET
3 284 (5.14%) XML
4 237 (4.29%) CSS
5 185 (3.35%) HTML5
6 156 (2.82%) Middleware
7 155 (2.81%) Web Services
8 151 (2.73%) J2EE
9 148 (2.68%) jQuery
10 140 (2.53%) ASP.NET
11 105 (1.90%) JSON
12 99 (1.79%) Hibernate
13 98 (1.77%) Spring
14 92 (1.67%) AngularJS
15 80 (1.45%) SOAP
16 73 (1.32%) PhoneGap
17 72 (1.30%) Ajax
18 71 (1.29%) JSP
19 66 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
20 64 (1.16%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 384 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
2 232 (4.20%) Management Information System
3 190 (3.44%) Clustering
4 172 (3.11%) Computer Science
5 150 (2.72%) Open Source
6 105 (1.90%) Blackberry
7 104 (1.88%) PKI
8 88 (1.59%) GIS
9 84 (1.52%) Life Science
10 81 (1.47%) Statistics
11 75 (1.36%) CESG
12 70 (1.27%) RMADS
13 67 (1.21%) Replication
14 65 (1.18%) User Experience
15 56 (1.01%) Mathematics
16 49 (0.89%) CESG CLAS
17 45 (0.81%) Data Integration
18 42 (0.76%) Mobile App
19 40 (0.72%) RIA
20 38 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1528 (27.67%) Windows
2 612 (11.08%) Linux
3 470 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 454 (8.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 382 (6.92%) UNIX
6 252 (4.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 230 (4.16%) Windows 7
8 229 (4.15%) Windows XP
9 99 (1.79%) Android
10 93 (1.68%) Solaris
11 92 (1.67%) Windows 8
12 83 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 74 (1.34%) HPUX
14 73 (1.32%) Apple iOS
15 62 (1.12%) Windows 2000
16 59 (1.07%) Windows 2000 Server
17 34 (0.62%) AIX
18 32 (0.58%) CentOS
19 22 (0.40%) SUSE
20 19 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1078 (19.52%) ITIL
2 610 (11.04%) Agile Software Development
3 402 (7.28%) Project Management
4 389 (7.04%) Service Management
5 387 (7.01%) PRINCE2
6 370 (6.70%) Mentoring
7 322 (5.83%) Incident Management
8 299 (5.41%) Change Management
9 289 (5.23%) Software Engineering
10 257 (4.65%) Service Delivery
11 250 (4.53%) Migration
11 250 (4.53%) UML
12 227 (4.11%) Risk Management
13 220 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
14 211 (3.82%) ERP
14 211 (3.82%) Business Intelligence
15 209 (3.78%) Scrum
16 208 (3.77%) SOA
17 199 (3.60%) Network Design
18 196 (3.55%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 811 (14.68%) SQL
2 575 (10.41%) Java
3 378 (6.84%) C
4 366 (6.63%) JavaScript
5 297 (5.38%) C#
6 237 (4.29%) C++
7 221 (4.00%) PowerShell
8 147 (2.66%) PL/SQL
9 121 (2.19%) Python
10 117 (2.12%) Shell Script
11 99 (1.79%) PHP
12 91 (1.65%) Perl
13 72 (1.30%) Bash Shell
14 69 (1.25%) VB
15 63 (1.14%) VBScript
16 61 (1.10%) ABAP
17 59 (1.07%) VB.NET
18 57 (1.03%) Ruby
19 37 (0.67%) SAPscript
20 31 (0.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5523 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1028 (18.61%) DV Cleared
3 518 (9.38%) Degree
4 380 (6.88%) Cisco Certification
5 280 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 225 (4.07%) CCNP
7 188 (3.40%) CCNA
8 152 (2.75%) MCSE
9 133 (2.41%) ISEB
10 132 (2.39%) ISTQB
11 119 (2.15%) MCP
12 116 (2.10%) CISSP
13 105 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 84 (1.52%) CCIE
15 81 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
15 81 (1.47%) MCITP
16 72 (1.30%) CTC Cleared
17 71 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 60 (1.09%) CCSE
19 59 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 298 (5.40%) SLA
2 155 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 141 (2.55%) QA
4 43 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 37 (0.67%) JSP 440
6 32 (0.58%) Data Quality
7 29 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 15 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.16%) JTAG
10 8 (0.14%) COSO
10 8 (0.14%) ISO 9000
10 8 (0.14%) DO-178B
11 7 (0.13%) COBIT
12 5 (0.091%) HMG Infosec
12 5 (0.091%) GPG13
13 4 (0.072%) TickIT
14 3 (0.054%) ISO 14001
15 2 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 2 (0.036%) Solvency II
16 1 (0.018%) BS7799
System Software
1 730 (13.22%) Active Directory
2 454 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 267 (4.83%) Hyper-V
4 157 (2.84%) XenApp
5 113 (2.05%) VMware ESX
6 99 (1.79%) vSphere
7 75 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
8 66 (1.20%) XenDesktop
9 64 (1.16%) ISA Server
10 58 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
11 55 (1.00%) Terminal Services
12 53 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
13 42 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
14 38 (0.69%) vCloud
15 35 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
16 30 (0.54%) NFS
17 26 (0.47%) Firmware
18 25 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 22 (0.40%) Snort
20 12 (0.22%) Samba
Systems Management
1 268 (4.85%) SCCM
2 174 (3.15%) SCOM
3 152 (2.75%) NetBackup
4 145 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
5 90 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 86 (1.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 73 (1.32%) OpenView
8 71 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
9 69 (1.25%) SCVMM
10 59 (1.07%) Puppet
11 50 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 47 (0.85%) Backup Exec
12 47 (0.85%) HP SIM
13 42 (0.76%) WSUS
14 39 (0.71%) Nagios
15 37 (0.67%) SCDPM
16 36 (0.65%) Netcool
17 34 (0.62%) CiscoWorks
18 33 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
18 33 (0.60%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1253 (22.69%) Microsoft
2 891 (16.13%) Oracle
3 683 (12.37%) VMware
4 681 (12.33%) Cisco
5 505 (9.14%) HP
6 419 (7.59%) Juniper
7 375 (6.79%) Citrix
8 264 (4.78%) Fujitsu
9 227 (4.11%) CheckPoint
10 207 (3.75%) F5
11 165 (2.99%) SAP
12 157 (2.84%) McAfee
13 150 (2.72%) IBM
14 120 (2.17%) Symantec
15 111 (2.01%) Veritas
16 104 (1.88%) Red Hat
16 104 (1.88%) EMC
17 94 (1.70%) Adobe
17 94 (1.70%) Remedy
18 79 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
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