The table below looks at the statistics for Security Cleared in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Cleared over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 67 104 110
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +6
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4237 2866 2955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.83% 2.66% 2.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.79% 9.81% 9.15%
Number of salaries quoted 3282 2025 2231
Average salary £48,000 £43,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.62% +2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.23% +6.25%

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
30716 29211 32279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.80% 27.10% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 24600 23037 27108
Average salary £45,000 £42,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.58%
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% -

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Cleared
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the UK.

Security Cleared Salary Trend in the UK

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Cleared over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 within the UK.

Security Cleared Salary Histogram in the UK

Security 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 Security Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
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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 3813 £47,500 +10.46% 378
South East +14 1403 £45,000 +5.88% 156
London +85 856 £53,500 +7.00% 70
South West +19 596 £45,000 +12.50% 79
Berkshire +10 527 £47,500 +5.55% 43
Hampshire +13 503 £45,000 +12.50% 58
Reading +8 268 £42,500 -5.55% 17
West Midlands +5 268 £50,000 +11.11% 19
City of London +57 253 £57,500 +21.05% 21
North West +43 225 £45,000 +16.88% 20
East of England +12 221 £45,000 +13.34% 9
Bristol +29 192 £45,000 +12.50% 24
Birmingham +25 183 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Gloucestershire +4 182 £50,000 +21.95% 28
Surrey -8 162 £50,000 +11.11% 26
Bracknell -1 145 £47,500 -1.04% 12
Wiltshire +12 134 £38,000 -20.00% 12
Hertfordshire +13 132 £47,500 +8.57% 4
Manchester +30 95 £50,000 +33.33% 9
Buckinghamshire -12 87 £45,000 +8.43% 13
Portsmouth +21 84 £46,500 +43.07% 3
East Midlands +20 84 £40,000 +6.66% 11
Yorkshire -10 81 £45,000 +25.87% 9
Milton Keynes -4 79 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Hemel Hempstead +17 78 £50,000 -
Andover 0 78 £40,000 - 3
Cheshire +19 77 £38,500 -3.75% 4
Gosport 0 71 £40,000 -30.43% 4
Gloucester +22 65 £50,000 +21.95% 11
Wales -17 58 £46,500 +24.00% 7

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 5470 (67.61%) SC Cleared
2 2042 (25.24%) Windows
3 1659 (20.51%) Microsoft
4 1477 (18.26%) ITIL
5 1468 (18.15%) Finance
6 1449 (17.91%) DV Cleared
7 1338 (16.54%) Oracle
8 1248 (15.43%) SQL
9 978 (12.09%) Degree
10 960 (11.87%) Linux
11 930 (11.50%) Active Directory
12 929 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
13 926 (11.45%) MS Excel
14 908 (11.22%) Firewall
15 891 (11.01%) VMware
16 875 (10.82%) Java
17 864 (10.68%) Cisco
18 779 (9.63%) Telecoms
19 669 (8.27%) SQL Server
20 614 (7.59%) HP
21 611 (7.55%) C
21 611 (7.55%) Project Management
22 607 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
23 596 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008
24 595 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
25 591 (7.31%) UNIX
26 571 (7.06%) Retail
27 565 (6.98%) C#
28 561 (6.93%) Windows Server 2003
29 555 (6.86%) SharePoint

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Security 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 Security Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 555 (6.86%) SharePoint
2 399 (4.93%) MS Exchange
3 233 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 227 (2.81%) WebLogic
5 199 (2.46%) IIS
5 199 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2003
6 172 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 167 (2.06%) Apache
8 148 (1.83%) Lync
9 145 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
10 138 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
11 126 (1.56%) WebSphere
12 104 (1.29%) JBoss
13 96 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
14 86 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 80 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 73 (0.90%) Tomcat
17 68 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
18 66 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
19 63 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 926 (11.45%) MS Excel
2 381 (4.71%) MS Office
3 111 (1.37%) MS Project
4 81 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 67 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
6 24 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.19%) InfoPath
8 12 (0.15%) AutoCAD
9 10 (0.12%) Simulink
10 8 (0.099%) Acrobat
11 6 (0.074%) FrameMaker
11 6 (0.074%) PowerPivot
12 3 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.037%) FastStats
12 3 (0.037%) Adobe Captivate
12 3 (0.037%) Maya
12 3 (0.037%) 3ds Max
12 3 (0.037%) SPSS
12 3 (0.037%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 395 (4.88%) Oracle EBS
2 301 (3.72%) Oracle EBS R12
3 166 (2.05%) Oracle Applications
4 127 (1.57%) Oracle ERP
5 66 (0.82%) SAP MM
6 62 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
7 60 (0.74%) SAP FI
7 60 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
7 60 (0.74%) SAP CO
8 59 (0.73%) SAP SD
9 52 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
9 52 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
10 50 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
11 49 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
12 47 (0.58%) Oracle iRecruitment
13 43 (0.53%) SAP HR
14 42 (0.52%) SAP CRM
15 40 (0.49%) Oracle HRMS
16 38 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
17 37 (0.46%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 99 (1.22%) Office 365
2 61 (0.75%) SaaS
3 33 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (0.38%) PaaS
5 24 (0.30%) IaaS
6 18 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (0.21%) Taleo
8 10 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.049%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.049%) Basecamp
9 4 (0.049%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.049%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.037%) Force.com
10 3 (0.037%) Amazon AWS
11 2 (0.025%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.025%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 908 (11.22%) Firewall
2 451 (5.57%) DNS
3 384 (4.75%) WAN
4 374 (4.62%) LAN
5 329 (4.07%) TCP/IP
6 304 (3.76%) DHCP
7 301 (3.72%) Network Security
8 272 (3.36%) SAN
9 258 (3.19%) Wireless
10 220 (2.72%) Internet
11 210 (2.60%) VPN
12 184 (2.27%) HTTP
13 135 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
14 124 (1.53%) SSL
14 124 (1.53%) MPLS
15 116 (1.43%) BGP
16 112 (1.38%) LDAP
17 109 (1.35%) OSPF
18 102 (1.26%) VoIP
19 87 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 669 (8.27%) SQL Server
2 387 (4.78%) Oracle Database
3 195 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 160 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
5 136 (1.68%) Oracle BI EE
6 134 (1.66%) MySQL
7 132 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
8 125 (1.55%) Relational Database
9 124 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 121 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 100 (1.24%) Oracle Discoverer
12 97 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
13 85 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
14 84 (1.04%) RDBMS
15 83 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
16 79 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 76 (0.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
18 73 (0.90%) EDRMS
19 60 (0.74%) Big Data
20 56 (0.69%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 182 (2.25%) Subversion
2 175 (2.16%) JIRA
3 147 (1.82%) Git (software)
4 132 (1.63%) Oracle Forms
5 126 (1.56%) Visual Studio
6 124 (1.53%) Ant
7 121 (1.50%) Maven
8 106 (1.31%) Jenkins
9 104 (1.29%) Selenium
10 92 (1.14%) LoadRunner
11 90 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
12 86 (1.06%) QuickTest Pro
12 86 (1.06%) JUnit
13 78 (0.96%) TestDirector
13 78 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
14 63 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
15 60 (0.74%) Eclipse
16 40 (0.49%) Mercurial
17 37 (0.46%) GDB
18 35 (0.43%) GCC
General
1 1468 (18.15%) Finance
2 779 (9.63%) Telecoms
3 571 (7.06%) Retail
4 217 (2.68%) Manufacturing
4 217 (2.68%) Aerospace
5 199 (2.46%) Military
6 187 (2.31%) Banking
7 153 (1.89%) Legal
8 117 (1.45%) Electronics
9 97 (1.20%) Back Office
10 87 (1.08%) Marketing
11 52 (0.64%) Law
11 52 (0.64%) Advertising
12 34 (0.42%) Local Government
13 33 (0.41%) General Ledger
14 28 (0.35%) Billing
15 27 (0.33%) German Language
15 27 (0.33%) Publishing
15 27 (0.33%) Games
16 15 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1277 (15.78%) Consultant
2 916 (11.32%) Developer
3 862 (10.66%) Analyst
4 784 (9.69%) Architect
5 406 (5.02%) Support Engineer
6 383 (4.73%) Project Manager
7 335 (4.14%) Network Engineer
8 321 (3.97%) Software Engineer
9 247 (3.05%) Oracle Consultant
10 244 (3.02%) DBA
11 211 (2.61%) SAP Consultant
12 196 (2.42%) Java Developer
13 189 (2.34%) Oracle DBA
13 189 (2.34%) Administrator
14 182 (2.25%) Security Consultant
15 174 (2.15%) Service Manager
16 172 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
17 170 (2.10%) 2nd Line Support
18 158 (1.95%) Senior Consultant
19 155 (1.92%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 503 (6.22%) HTML
2 462 (5.71%) .NET
3 404 (4.99%) XML
4 338 (4.18%) CSS
5 230 (2.84%) Web Services
6 229 (2.83%) J2EE
7 221 (2.73%) ASP.NET
8 216 (2.67%) HTML5
9 200 (2.47%) Middleware
10 182 (2.25%) jQuery
11 142 (1.76%) Spring
12 127 (1.57%) JSON
13 125 (1.55%) Hibernate
14 124 (1.53%) SOAP
15 112 (1.38%) .NET Framework
16 108 (1.33%) Ajax
17 99 (1.22%) AngularJS
18 94 (1.16%) JSP
19 89 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
20 80 (0.99%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 607 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 397 (4.91%) Management Information System
3 289 (3.57%) Clustering
4 264 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 217 (2.68%) Open Source
6 166 (2.05%) Blackberry
7 148 (1.83%) Mathematics
8 139 (1.72%) PKI
9 125 (1.55%) GIS
10 109 (1.35%) CESG
11 107 (1.32%) Statistics
12 104 (1.29%) Replication
13 92 (1.14%) RMADS
14 88 (1.09%) Life Science
15 78 (0.96%) User Experience
16 69 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
17 65 (0.80%) Data Integration
18 62 (0.77%) CESG CLAS
19 61 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
19 61 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2042 (25.24%) Windows
2 960 (11.87%) Linux
3 596 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 591 (7.31%) UNIX
5 561 (6.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 317 (3.92%) Windows XP
7 310 (3.83%) Windows 7
8 300 (3.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 149 (1.84%) Solaris
10 119 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 117 (1.45%) Android
12 103 (1.27%) Windows 8
13 92 (1.14%) HPUX
14 81 (1.00%) Apple iOS
15 68 (0.84%) Windows 2000
16 62 (0.77%) AIX
17 61 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
18 59 (0.73%) CentOS
19 34 (0.42%) Debian
19 34 (0.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1477 (18.26%) ITIL
2 929 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
3 611 (7.55%) Project Management
4 533 (6.59%) Service Management
5 509 (6.29%) PRINCE2
6 505 (6.24%) Software Engineering
7 446 (5.51%) Mentoring
8 400 (4.94%) Incident Management
8 400 (4.94%) Service Delivery
9 397 (4.91%) Change Management
9 397 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
10 390 (4.82%) UML
11 384 (4.75%) Information Security
12 364 (4.50%) Migration
13 307 (3.79%) Stakeholder Management
13 307 (3.79%) SOA
14 306 (3.78%) Risk Management
15 283 (3.50%) OO
16 280 (3.46%) CRM
17 278 (3.44%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1248 (15.43%) SQL
2 875 (10.82%) Java
3 611 (7.55%) C
4 565 (6.98%) C#
5 519 (6.42%) JavaScript
6 461 (5.70%) C++
7 280 (3.46%) PowerShell
8 209 (2.58%) Python
9 206 (2.55%) PL/SQL
10 179 (2.21%) Shell Script
11 155 (1.92%) Perl
12 152 (1.88%) PHP
13 131 (1.62%) Bash Shell
14 125 (1.55%) ABAP
15 100 (1.24%) VB
16 93 (1.15%) VB.NET
17 85 (1.05%) T-SQL
18 75 (0.93%) Ruby
19 69 (0.85%) VBScript
20 47 (0.58%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5470 (67.61%) SC Cleared
2 1449 (17.91%) DV Cleared
3 978 (12.09%) Degree
4 506 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 342 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 302 (3.73%) CCNP
7 270 (3.34%) CCNA
8 209 (2.58%) ISEB
9 187 (2.31%) CISSP
10 186 (2.30%) MCSE
11 182 (2.25%) ISTQB
12 140 (1.73%) MCP
13 116 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 114 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
15 99 (1.22%) CCIE
16 97 (1.20%) MCITP
17 94 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 94 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 88 (1.09%) CISM
19 86 (1.06%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 430 (5.32%) SLA
2 310 (3.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 229 (2.83%) QA
4 74 (0.91%) JSP 440
5 72 (0.89%) PCI DSS
6 64 (0.79%) ISO 9001
7 45 (0.56%) Data Quality
8 25 (0.31%) COBIT
9 18 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 16 (0.20%) DO-178B
11 14 (0.17%) ISO 9000
12 9 (0.11%) TickIT
12 9 (0.11%) JTAG
13 8 (0.099%) COSO
13 8 (0.099%) DO-254
14 7 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 5 (0.062%) GPG13
16 4 (0.049%) HMG Infosec
17 3 (0.037%) ISO 14001
18 2 (0.025%) Solvency II
System Software
1 930 (11.50%) Active Directory
2 595 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 309 (3.82%) Hyper-V
4 178 (2.20%) XenApp
5 151 (1.87%) vSphere
6 126 (1.56%) VMware ESX
7 124 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
8 110 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
9 72 (0.89%) XenDesktop
10 65 (0.80%) ISA Server
11 62 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
12 61 (0.75%) Terminal Services
13 58 (0.72%) vCloud
14 56 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
15 44 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 36 (0.44%) Firmware
17 33 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
18 31 (0.38%) NFS
19 26 (0.32%) Snort
20 19 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 315 (3.89%) SCCM
2 207 (2.56%) SCOM
3 191 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
4 167 (2.06%) NetBackup
5 107 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 93 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 78 (0.96%) OpenView
8 76 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
9 71 (0.88%) SCVMM
10 63 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 63 (0.78%) Puppet
11 61 (0.75%) Data Guard
12 53 (0.66%) Nagios
13 50 (0.62%) Netcool
13 50 (0.62%) Backup Exec
14 47 (0.58%) HP SIM
15 45 (0.56%) WSUS
16 38 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
17 37 (0.46%) SCDPM
18 34 (0.42%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 1659 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 1338 (16.54%) Oracle
3 891 (11.01%) VMware
4 864 (10.68%) Cisco
5 614 (7.59%) HP
6 482 (5.96%) Juniper
7 447 (5.53%) Citrix
8 391 (4.83%) SAP
9 388 (4.80%) Fujitsu
10 279 (3.45%) CheckPoint
11 245 (3.03%) F5
12 218 (2.69%) IBM
13 176 (2.18%) McAfee
14 154 (1.90%) Red Hat
15 139 (1.72%) Symantec
16 131 (1.62%) EMC
17 130 (1.61%) Veritas
18 125 (1.55%) Remedy
19 105 (1.30%) Adobe
20 97 (1.20%) NetApp
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