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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 63 99 106
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +7
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4089 2879 2908
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.88% 2.77% 2.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.96% 10.18% 9.30%
Number of salaries quoted 3169 2062 2105
Average salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.46% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,800 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%

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
29281 28280 31282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.77% 27.21% 28.21%
Number of salaries quoted 23491 22195 26247
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 26 January 2015 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 26 January 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
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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 +34 3670 £47,500 +10.46% 527
South East +16 1413 £45,000 - 205
London +85 859 £53,500 +7.00% 127
South West +17 555 £45,000 +12.50% 92
Hampshire +12 532 £45,000 +5.88% 80
Berkshire +8 493 £50,000 +5.26% 68
Reading +4 268 £45,000 -5.26% 42
City of London +23 237 £55,000 +15.78% 41
North West +28 232 £45,000 +20.00% 29
East of England +4 205 £45,000 +5.88% 10
West Midlands -20 203 £50,000 +17.64% 29
Bristol +35 166 £45,000 +10.02% 23
Gloucestershire -1 159 £50,000 +21.95% 26
Surrey -13 155 £51,500 +14.44% 29
Wiltshire +20 131 £38,000 -15.55% 15
Birmingham +17 131 £55,000 +10.00% 9
Hertfordshire 0 118 £45,000 +2.27% 5
Bracknell -1 116 £47,500 -1.04% 2
Portsmouth +22 105 £40,000 +23.07% 10
Buckinghamshire -2 105 £45,000 +7.14% 8
Manchester +34 100 £50,000 +37.93% 11
Milton Keynes +5 100 £45,000 -5.26% 7
Andover 0 90 £45,000 +8.43% 3
Gosport +1 84 £40,000 +39.13% 6
Yorkshire +3 78 £43,500 +33.84% 12
Cheshire +1 77 £38,000 -1.93% 3
Hemel Hempstead +10 69 £50,000 -16.66% 4
Wales -29 58 £45,000 +20.00% 17
East Midlands -6 56 £42,500 +13.33% 14
Gloucester +16 52 £51,500 +22.61% 6

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 5499 (68.29%) SC Cleared
2 2021 (25.10%) Windows
3 1707 (21.20%) Microsoft
4 1535 (19.06%) DV Cleared
5 1512 (18.78%) ITIL
6 1430 (17.76%) Finance
7 1284 (15.95%) Oracle
8 1261 (15.66%) SQL
9 970 (12.05%) Degree
10 953 (11.84%) Active Directory
11 949 (11.79%) MS Excel
12 925 (11.49%) VMware
13 921 (11.44%) Linux
14 918 (11.40%) Firewall
15 896 (11.13%) Cisco
16 875 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
17 846 (10.51%) Java
18 731 (9.08%) Telecoms
19 719 (8.93%) SQL Server
20 658 (8.17%) C
21 627 (7.79%) HP
22 624 (7.75%) Project Management
23 623 (7.74%) VMware Infrastructure
24 614 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
25 604 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
26 586 (7.28%) SharePoint
27 584 (7.25%) UNIX
28 550 (6.83%) C#
29 538 (6.68%) PRINCE2
30 537 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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
1 586 (7.28%) SharePoint
2 421 (5.23%) MS Exchange
3 264 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 225 (2.79%) WebLogic
5 212 (2.63%) IIS
6 191 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2003
7 189 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 174 (2.16%) Lync
9 168 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
10 164 (2.04%) Apache
11 158 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
12 129 (1.60%) WebSphere
13 114 (1.42%) JBoss
14 87 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 85 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
16 82 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
17 79 (0.98%) Tomcat
18 65 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
18 65 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 60 (0.75%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 949 (11.79%) MS Excel
2 391 (4.86%) MS Office
3 104 (1.29%) MS Project
4 75 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 73 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
6 24 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 15 (0.19%) AutoCAD
9 11 (0.14%) Simulink
10 6 (0.075%) Acrobat
10 6 (0.075%) PowerPivot
11 5 (0.062%) FastStats
11 5 (0.062%) Windchill
12 4 (0.050%) FrameMaker
13 3 (0.037%) Maya
13 3 (0.037%) 3ds Max
13 3 (0.037%) SPSS
13 3 (0.037%) Photoshop
13 3 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.037%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 369 (4.58%) Oracle EBS
2 286 (3.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 160 (1.99%) Oracle Applications
4 98 (1.22%) Oracle ERP
5 68 (0.84%) SAP SD
6 67 (0.83%) Oracle General Ledger
6 67 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
7 66 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
8 65 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
9 64 (0.79%) SAP MM
9 64 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
10 63 (0.78%) SAP FI
10 63 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
10 63 (0.78%) SAP CO
11 49 (0.61%) Oracle HRMS
12 45 (0.56%) Oracle Payroll
13 43 (0.53%) SAP HR
14 39 (0.48%) SAP CRM
15 38 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
16 36 (0.45%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 135 (1.68%) Office 365
2 66 (0.82%) SaaS
3 47 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (0.41%) PaaS
5 21 (0.26%) IaaS
6 19 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
8 10 (0.12%) Taleo
9 5 (0.062%) Amazon EMR
9 5 (0.062%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.062%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.062%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (0.037%) Force.com
11 2 (0.025%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.025%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.012%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.012%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 918 (11.40%) Firewall
2 437 (5.43%) WAN
3 432 (5.37%) DNS
4 424 (5.27%) LAN
5 311 (3.86%) TCP/IP
6 310 (3.85%) DHCP
7 309 (3.84%) Network Security
8 275 (3.42%) SAN
9 256 (3.18%) Wireless
10 208 (2.58%) VPN
11 185 (2.30%) Internet
12 154 (1.91%) HTTP
13 153 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
14 138 (1.71%) MPLS
15 120 (1.49%) BGP
16 109 (1.35%) SSL
17 108 (1.34%) OSPF
18 102 (1.27%) VoIP
19 98 (1.22%) Unified Communications
20 93 (1.15%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 719 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 366 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 213 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 137 (1.70%) Relational Database
5 135 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
5 135 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 129 (1.60%) Oracle BI EE
7 128 (1.59%) MySQL
8 125 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
9 123 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 98 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
11 92 (1.14%) Oracle Discoverer
12 91 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
13 88 (1.09%) RDBMS
14 83 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 82 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
16 69 (0.86%) EDRMS
17 67 (0.83%) Oracle BI Publisher
18 57 (0.71%) Big Data
18 57 (0.71%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 172 (2.14%) Subversion
2 156 (1.94%) JIRA
3 144 (1.79%) Git (software)
4 141 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
5 127 (1.58%) Visual Studio
6 121 (1.50%) Maven
7 117 (1.45%) Ant
8 98 (1.22%) Selenium
8 98 (1.22%) Jenkins
9 88 (1.09%) LoadRunner
10 84 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
11 83 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
12 78 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
13 70 (0.87%) JUnit
14 69 (0.86%) TestDirector
15 63 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
16 61 (0.76%) Eclipse
17 38 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 38 (0.47%) Mercurial
18 28 (0.35%) WinRunner
General
1 1430 (17.76%) Finance
2 731 (9.08%) Telecoms
3 518 (6.43%) Retail
4 247 (3.07%) Manufacturing
5 207 (2.57%) Aerospace
6 201 (2.50%) Banking
7 174 (2.16%) Military
8 141 (1.75%) Legal
9 126 (1.56%) Electronics
10 87 (1.08%) Marketing
11 82 (1.02%) Back Office
12 50 (0.62%) General Ledger
13 49 (0.61%) Advertising
14 40 (0.50%) Law
15 31 (0.38%) Games
16 30 (0.37%) Publishing
17 26 (0.32%) Billing
18 25 (0.31%) Local Government
19 15 (0.19%) German Language
19 15 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1268 (15.75%) Consultant
2 907 (11.26%) Analyst
3 888 (11.03%) Developer
4 785 (9.75%) Architect
5 441 (5.48%) Project Manager
6 378 (4.69%) Support Engineer
7 349 (4.33%) Network Engineer
8 319 (3.96%) Software Engineer
9 240 (2.98%) SAP Consultant
10 235 (2.92%) DBA
11 210 (2.61%) Oracle Consultant
12 206 (2.56%) Administrator
13 200 (2.48%) Java Developer
14 175 (2.17%) Oracle DBA
15 170 (2.11%) Service Manager
16 168 (2.09%) Solutions Architect
17 165 (2.05%) Systems Engineer
17 165 (2.05%) Test Analyst
18 161 (2.00%) Security Consultant
19 158 (1.96%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 521 (6.47%) HTML
2 465 (5.77%) .NET
3 392 (4.87%) XML
4 354 (4.40%) CSS
5 239 (2.97%) J2EE
6 238 (2.96%) ASP.NET
7 223 (2.77%) Web Services
8 220 (2.73%) HTML5
9 187 (2.32%) jQuery
10 184 (2.29%) Middleware
11 152 (1.89%) Spring
12 130 (1.61%) JSON
13 117 (1.45%) Hibernate
14 112 (1.39%) SOAP
15 111 (1.38%) .NET Framework
16 106 (1.32%) Ajax
17 98 (1.22%) AngularJS
18 90 (1.12%) JSP
19 88 (1.09%) Oracle Fusion
20 76 (0.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 604 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 395 (4.91%) Management Information System
3 286 (3.55%) Clustering
4 263 (3.27%) Computer Science
5 194 (2.41%) Open Source
6 160 (1.99%) Blackberry
7 140 (1.74%) GIS
8 135 (1.68%) Mathematics
9 112 (1.39%) Replication
10 104 (1.29%) PKI
11 102 (1.27%) Statistics
12 92 (1.14%) Life Science
13 83 (1.03%) CESG
14 78 (0.97%) RMADS
15 73 (0.91%) User Experience
16 59 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
17 57 (0.71%) Physics
18 54 (0.67%) CESG CLAS
18 54 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
18 54 (0.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2021 (25.10%) Windows
2 921 (11.44%) Linux
3 614 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 584 (7.25%) UNIX
5 537 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 335 (4.16%) Windows 7
7 329 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 318 (3.95%) Windows XP
9 142 (1.76%) Solaris
10 122 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 106 (1.32%) Android
12 104 (1.29%) HPUX
13 97 (1.20%) Windows 8
14 75 (0.93%) Apple iOS
15 72 (0.89%) Windows 2000
16 60 (0.75%) AIX
16 60 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
17 58 (0.72%) CentOS
18 35 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
19 27 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1512 (18.78%) ITIL
2 875 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
3 624 (7.75%) Project Management
4 538 (6.68%) PRINCE2
5 525 (6.52%) Service Management
6 519 (6.45%) Software Engineering
7 428 (5.32%) Mentoring
8 420 (5.22%) Service Delivery
9 410 (5.09%) Business Intelligence
10 394 (4.89%) Change Management
10 394 (4.89%) Incident Management
11 372 (4.62%) Information Security
12 367 (4.56%) Migration
13 360 (4.47%) UML
14 309 (3.84%) Stakeholder Management
15 283 (3.51%) CRM
16 280 (3.48%) SOA
17 278 (3.45%) Risk Management
18 264 (3.28%) OO
19 252 (3.13%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1261 (15.66%) SQL
2 846 (10.51%) Java
3 658 (8.17%) C
4 550 (6.83%) C#
5 522 (6.48%) JavaScript
6 426 (5.29%) C++
7 294 (3.65%) PowerShell
8 212 (2.63%) PL/SQL
8 212 (2.63%) Python
9 179 (2.22%) Shell Script
10 157 (1.95%) Perl
11 153 (1.90%) PHP
12 130 (1.61%) ABAP
13 127 (1.58%) Bash Shell
14 92 (1.14%) VB
15 88 (1.09%) VB.NET
16 82 (1.02%) T-SQL
17 68 (0.84%) VBScript
18 64 (0.79%) Ruby
19 44 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5499 (68.29%) SC Cleared
2 1535 (19.06%) DV Cleared
3 970 (12.05%) Degree
4 533 (6.62%) Cisco Certification
5 339 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 339 (4.21%) CCNP
6 276 (3.43%) CCNA
7 191 (2.37%) MCSE
8 186 (2.31%) CISSP
9 183 (2.27%) ISTQB
10 180 (2.24%) ISEB
11 153 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 147 (1.83%) MCP
13 112 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
14 107 (1.33%) CCIE
15 99 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 96 (1.19%) MCITP
17 93 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 86 (1.07%) CTC Cleared
19 85 (1.06%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 437 (5.43%) SLA
2 265 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 192 (2.38%) QA
4 73 (0.91%) JSP 440
5 72 (0.89%) PCI DSS
6 48 (0.60%) ISO 9001
7 42 (0.52%) Data Quality
8 23 (0.29%) COBIT
9 13 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.15%) ISO 9000
10 12 (0.15%) DO-178B
11 9 (0.11%) JTAG
12 8 (0.099%) DO-254
13 7 (0.087%) TickIT
14 5 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 5 (0.062%) COSO
15 4 (0.050%) GPG13
16 3 (0.037%) ISO 14001
17 2 (0.025%) BS7799
17 2 (0.025%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 953 (11.84%) Active Directory
2 623 (7.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 321 (3.99%) Hyper-V
4 195 (2.42%) XenApp
5 154 (1.91%) vSphere
6 132 (1.64%) VMware ESX
7 110 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
8 101 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
9 91 (1.13%) XenDesktop
10 86 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
11 69 (0.86%) Terminal Services
12 67 (0.83%) vCloud
13 61 (0.76%) ISA Server
14 58 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
15 42 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 41 (0.51%) Firmware
17 31 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
18 26 (0.32%) NFS
19 21 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
20 19 (0.24%) Snort
Systems Management
1 358 (4.45%) SCCM
2 225 (2.79%) SCOM
3 178 (2.21%) HP Quality Center
4 175 (2.17%) NetBackup
5 107 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 94 (1.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 85 (1.06%) SCVMM
8 84 (1.04%) OpenView
9 73 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
10 65 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 65 (0.81%) Puppet
11 60 (0.75%) Nagios
12 55 (0.68%) Backup Exec
13 51 (0.63%) Data Guard
14 50 (0.62%) Netcool
15 49 (0.61%) HP SIM
16 47 (0.58%) SCDPM
17 43 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
18 36 (0.45%) WSUS
19 35 (0.43%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 1707 (21.20%) Microsoft
2 1284 (15.95%) Oracle
3 925 (11.49%) VMware
4 896 (11.13%) Cisco
5 627 (7.79%) HP
6 486 (6.04%) Juniper
7 462 (5.74%) Citrix
8 435 (5.40%) SAP
9 361 (4.48%) Fujitsu
10 301 (3.74%) CheckPoint
11 231 (2.87%) IBM
12 230 (2.86%) F5
13 160 (1.99%) Symantec
14 157 (1.95%) McAfee
15 153 (1.90%) Red Hat
16 141 (1.75%) Remedy
17 124 (1.54%) Veritas
17 124 (1.54%) EMC
18 108 (1.34%) NetApp
19 102 (1.27%) Business Objects
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Pension , Medical , Holiday
Posted: 40 minutes ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + bens
Posted: 45 minutes ago
West Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: Car Allow + Medical + Bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: Car Allow + Medical + Bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Midlands
Ashdown IT
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Somerset
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Harrow, Middlesex
LA International
Salary: £46000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Serco Group PLC
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + ex bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 70000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hayes, Middlesex
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
LA International
Salary: £40000 per annum + 5k on call, £5,400 car allowance
Posted: 3 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50000 - 60000 + Home Based + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45000 - 48000 + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: benefits package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wiltshire
LA International
Salary: £65000 - £77000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35000 - 77000 + Car + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45000 - 70000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Benefits package
Posted: 4 hours ago