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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 73 98 87
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -11
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 3924 2962 3700
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.43% 2.78% 3.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.68% 10.34% 11.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2792 2197 2930
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,750 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +2.40%

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
30957 28649 33381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 26.85% 28.81%
Number of salaries quoted 24129 23451 28087
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +32 3694 £47,500 +10.46% 535
South East +5 1571 £45,000 - 190
London +75 671 £50,000 - 100
Berkshire +8 608 £50,000 +8.69% 40
Hampshire +1 503 £47,500 +18.75% 72
South West +10 485 £42,500 +10.38% 114
West Midlands +17 358 £60,000 +33.33% 21
Reading +4 333 £50,000 +9.89% 30
East of England +34 289 £54,000 +50.00% 24
Birmingham +27 271 £60,000 +33.33% 9
North West +56 260 £46,500 +12.04% 35
Surrey +2 248 £44,500 -1.11% 34
Hertfordshire +21 211 £65,000 +73.33% 13
City of London +86 207 £50,750 +1.50% 30
Hemel Hempstead +7 179 £68,750 +71.87% 3
Bracknell +3 171 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Gloucestershire +8 164 £42,250 +9.74% 29
Basingstoke +10 148 £42,500 -18.26% 5
Bristol +7 140 £48,500 +21.25% 25
Manchester +53 120 £45,750 +12.96% 10
Wiltshire +29 98 £40,000 -15.78% 22
Yorkshire -23 87 £35,000 -6.66% 16
Cheshire +5 83 £50,000 +17.64% 8
East Midlands +5 80 £35,000 -22.22% 12
Buckinghamshire +22 73 £41,750 -12.10% 18
Milton Keynes +23 70 £41,000 -5.74% 17
Southampton -2 62 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Warrington +24 61 £54,000 +13.68% 4
Farnborough +7 60 £50,000 - 9
Wales -5 59 £42,500 +6.25% 14

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5186 (63.48%) SC Cleared
2 1852 (22.67%) Windows
3 1621 (19.84%) Finance
4 1538 (18.82%) Microsoft
5 1351 (16.54%) ITIL
6 1298 (15.89%) DV Cleared
7 1281 (15.68%) Oracle
8 1200 (14.69%) Degree
9 1112 (13.61%) SQL
10 1064 (13.02%) Linux
11 1032 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
12 1007 (12.33%) Telecoms
13 962 (11.77%) Java
14 819 (10.02%) MS Excel
15 812 (9.94%) VMware
16 801 (9.80%) Retail
17 770 (9.42%) Active Directory
18 727 (8.90%) Firewall
19 715 (8.75%) C#
20 679 (8.31%) Cisco
21 658 (8.05%) Project Management
22 621 (7.60%) PRINCE2
23 609 (7.45%) C
24 596 (7.29%) UNIX
25 591 (7.23%) C++
26 583 (7.14%) .NET
27 582 (7.12%) HP
28 579 (7.09%) SQL Server
29 564 (6.90%) Software Engineering
30 530 (6.49%) Fujitsu

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 516 (6.32%) SharePoint
2 365 (4.47%) MS Exchange
3 220 (2.69%) Apache
4 204 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 200 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 194 (2.37%) WebLogic
7 193 (2.36%) IIS
8 142 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
9 131 (1.60%) Lync
10 124 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
11 112 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
12 91 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
13 81 (0.99%) WebSphere
14 78 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
15 77 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 70 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2000
17 62 (0.76%) Tomcat
18 61 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
19 51 (0.62%) SAP Portal
20 48 (0.59%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 819 (10.02%) MS Excel
2 355 (4.35%) MS Office
3 143 (1.75%) MS Project
4 76 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 58 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 18 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 13 (0.16%) Simulink
9 11 (0.13%) AutoCAD
10 8 (0.098%) Acrobat
11 7 (0.086%) FrameMaker
11 7 (0.086%) Photoshop
12 5 (0.061%) CATIA
13 4 (0.049%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 4 (0.049%) Revit
14 3 (0.037%) SPSS
14 3 (0.037%) Adobe Captivate
15 2 (0.024%) PowerPivot
15 2 (0.024%) Mathematica
15 2 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 272 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
2 221 (2.71%) Oracle EBS R12
3 158 (1.93%) Oracle Applications
4 123 (1.51%) Oracle ERP
5 49 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
6 48 (0.59%) Oracle HRMS
7 47 (0.58%) SAP MM
8 43 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
9 42 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
9 42 (0.51%) SAP CO
9 42 (0.51%) SAP FI
10 41 (0.50%) Hyperion Planning
11 35 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
11 35 (0.43%) Oracle iRecruitment
12 34 (0.42%) SAP SD
13 32 (0.39%) SAP CRM
13 32 (0.39%) HFM
13 32 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
13 32 (0.39%) Oracle iProcurement
13 32 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 60 (0.73%) SaaS
2 50 (0.61%) Office 365
3 44 (0.54%) IaaS
4 37 (0.45%) PaaS
5 28 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (0.23%) Taleo
7 14 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (0.086%) Basecamp
10 6 (0.073%) Amazon EMR
10 6 (0.073%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.073%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.049%) Force.com
12 2 (0.024%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.024%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.012%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 727 (8.90%) Firewall
2 387 (4.74%) DNS
3 297 (3.64%) TCP/IP
4 271 (3.32%) SAN
5 267 (3.27%) Network Security
6 263 (3.22%) DHCP
7 259 (3.17%) Internet
8 248 (3.04%) WAN
9 236 (2.89%) LAN
10 218 (2.67%) Wireless
11 217 (2.66%) HTTP
12 176 (2.15%) VPN
13 125 (1.53%) SSL
14 104 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
15 102 (1.25%) NAS
16 93 (1.14%) LDAP
17 86 (1.05%) VoIP
17 86 (1.05%) MPLS
17 86 (1.05%) BGP
18 85 (1.04%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 579 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 321 (3.93%) Oracle Database
3 161 (1.97%) MySQL
4 146 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
5 123 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
6 117 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 107 (1.31%) Oracle BI EE
8 99 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 92 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 86 (1.05%) Relational Database
11 72 (0.88%) Oracle Discoverer
12 66 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
13 65 (0.80%) EDRMS
14 64 (0.78%) Essbase
14 64 (0.78%) Hadoop
15 63 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
16 62 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
17 61 (0.75%) Big Data
18 55 (0.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
19 53 (0.65%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 156 (1.91%) Subversion
2 126 (1.54%) JIRA
3 113 (1.38%) Visual Studio
4 106 (1.30%) Selenium
5 101 (1.24%) LoadRunner
6 94 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
7 88 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 87 (1.06%) Maven
9 78 (0.95%) Jenkins
10 72 (0.88%) Git (software)
10 72 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
11 71 (0.87%) JUnit
12 69 (0.84%) Ant
13 68 (0.83%) TestDirector
14 54 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
15 53 (0.65%) Eclipse
16 47 (0.58%) Rational Rhapsody
17 44 (0.54%) GDB
18 41 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
19 38 (0.47%) ClearCase
General
1 1621 (19.84%) Finance
2 1007 (12.33%) Telecoms
3 801 (9.80%) Retail
4 259 (3.17%) Military
5 208 (2.55%) Aerospace
6 198 (2.42%) Legal
7 168 (2.06%) Back Office
8 148 (1.81%) Electronics
9 120 (1.47%) Manufacturing
10 119 (1.46%) Marketing
11 113 (1.38%) Banking
12 97 (1.19%) Law
13 52 (0.64%) German Language
14 43 (0.53%) Advertising
15 35 (0.43%) Local Government
16 29 (0.35%) Automotive
17 27 (0.33%) Financial Institution
17 27 (0.33%) Games
18 25 (0.31%) Publishing
19 20 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1234 (15.10%) Consultant
2 931 (11.40%) Developer
3 835 (10.22%) Architect
4 797 (9.76%) Analyst
5 451 (5.52%) Project Manager
6 398 (4.87%) Support Engineer
7 287 (3.51%) Software Engineer
8 261 (3.19%) Network Engineer
9 250 (3.06%) Oracle Consultant
10 224 (2.74%) DBA
11 220 (2.69%) Security Consultant
12 195 (2.39%) Administrator
13 194 (2.37%) Java Developer
13 194 (2.37%) Solutions Architect
14 188 (2.30%) Test Manager
15 178 (2.18%) Oracle DBA
16 168 (2.06%) Senior Manager
17 166 (2.03%) Technical Architect
18 159 (1.95%) Test Analyst
19 156 (1.91%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 583 (7.14%) .NET
2 492 (6.02%) HTML
3 418 (5.12%) XML
4 269 (3.29%) Web Services
5 268 (3.28%) ASP.NET
6 226 (2.77%) CSS
7 223 (2.73%) Middleware
8 196 (2.40%) J2EE
9 189 (2.31%) Spring
10 178 (2.18%) Hibernate
11 175 (2.14%) HTML5
12 160 (1.96%) SOAP
13 156 (1.91%) .NET Framework
14 152 (1.86%) jQuery
15 109 (1.33%) WCF
16 97 (1.19%) Oracle Fusion
17 87 (1.06%) Ajax
18 71 (0.87%) JSON
19 68 (0.83%) JSP
20 63 (0.77%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 505 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
2 473 (5.79%) Management Information System
3 358 (4.38%) Computer Science
4 264 (3.23%) Open Source
5 212 (2.59%) Clustering
6 205 (2.51%) PKI
7 195 (2.39%) Mathematics
8 156 (1.91%) CESG
9 150 (1.84%) RMADS
10 138 (1.69%) Blackberry
11 108 (1.32%) Statistics
12 102 (1.25%) GIS
13 92 (1.13%) Mobile App
14 87 (1.06%) User Experience
15 85 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
16 82 (1.00%) Physics
17 78 (0.95%) Data Integration
18 70 (0.86%) Replication
19 66 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
20 65 (0.80%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 1852 (22.67%) Windows
2 1064 (13.02%) Linux
3 596 (7.29%) UNIX
4 484 (5.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 483 (5.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 267 (3.27%) Windows 7
7 237 (2.90%) Windows XP
8 201 (2.46%) Solaris
8 201 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 143 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 111 (1.36%) Android
11 98 (1.20%) HPUX
12 71 (0.87%) Windows 2000
13 65 (0.80%) Windows 8
14 63 (0.77%) Apple iOS
15 58 (0.71%) AIX
16 40 (0.49%) CentOS
17 33 (0.40%) Windows Vista
18 32 (0.39%) Ubuntu
19 29 (0.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1351 (16.54%) ITIL
2 1032 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
3 658 (8.05%) Project Management
4 621 (7.60%) PRINCE2
5 564 (6.90%) Software Engineering
6 498 (6.10%) Service Management
7 462 (5.65%) Information Security
8 424 (5.19%) Mentoring
9 419 (5.13%) Risk Management
10 376 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
11 348 (4.26%) Migration
11 348 (4.26%) Service Delivery
12 337 (4.12%) Incident Management
13 331 (4.05%) UML
14 330 (4.04%) Scrum
15 323 (3.95%) OO
16 320 (3.92%) Configuration Management
17 315 (3.86%) SOA
18 310 (3.79%) Business Intelligence
19 305 (3.73%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1112 (13.61%) SQL
2 962 (11.77%) Java
3 715 (8.75%) C#
4 609 (7.45%) C
5 591 (7.23%) C++
6 478 (5.85%) JavaScript
7 243 (2.97%) Python
8 228 (2.79%) PowerShell
9 186 (2.28%) Shell Script
10 184 (2.25%) Perl
11 172 (2.11%) VB
12 168 (2.06%) VB.NET
13 128 (1.57%) PL/SQL
14 120 (1.47%) PHP
15 113 (1.38%) ABAP
16 105 (1.29%) Bash Shell
17 85 (1.04%) T-SQL
17 85 (1.04%) Ruby
18 69 (0.84%) VBScript
19 65 (0.80%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5186 (63.48%) SC Cleared
2 1298 (15.89%) DV Cleared
3 1200 (14.69%) Degree
4 375 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
5 277 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 239 (2.93%) CISSP
6 239 (2.93%) ISEB
7 220 (2.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 216 (2.64%) CCNP
9 199 (2.44%) CCNA
10 178 (2.18%) ISTQB
11 169 (2.07%) CTC Cleared
12 148 (1.81%) MCP
13 139 (1.70%) MCSE
14 137 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 120 (1.47%) CISM
16 105 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
17 91 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 82 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 76 (0.93%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 366 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 337 (4.12%) SLA
3 317 (3.88%) QA
4 83 (1.02%) JSP 440
5 77 (0.94%) ISO 9001
6 71 (0.87%) PCI DSS
7 63 (0.77%) Data Quality
8 32 (0.39%) COBIT
9 20 (0.24%) DO-178B
10 18 (0.22%) TickIT
10 18 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 17 (0.21%) HMG Infosec
12 16 (0.20%) ISO 9000
12 16 (0.20%) IEC 61508
13 14 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 10 (0.12%) JTAG
15 8 (0.098%) COSO
16 6 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 5 (0.061%) ISO 14001
17 5 (0.061%) HL7
System Software
1 770 (9.42%) Active Directory
2 498 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 260 (3.18%) Hyper-V
4 189 (2.31%) VMware ESX
5 147 (1.80%) vSphere
6 138 (1.69%) XenApp
7 134 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
8 95 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
9 79 (0.97%) Terminal Services
10 66 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
11 65 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 61 (0.75%) XenDesktop
13 60 (0.73%) ISA Server
14 55 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
15 46 (0.56%) Snort
16 41 (0.50%) vCloud
17 23 (0.28%) NFS
18 22 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
19 16 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
20 15 (0.18%) UAG
Systems Management
1 234 (2.86%) SCCM
2 195 (2.39%) HP Quality Center
3 188 (2.30%) NetBackup
4 134 (1.64%) SCOM
5 115 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 95 (1.16%) Data Guard
7 67 (0.82%) WSUS
8 60 (0.73%) Backup Exec
9 57 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 56 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
11 55 (0.67%) OpenView
12 53 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 48 (0.59%) HP SIM
14 46 (0.56%) Puppet
14 46 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 43 (0.53%) Netcool
16 41 (0.50%) Tivoli
17 35 (0.43%) SCVMM
17 35 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
18 33 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1538 (18.82%) Microsoft
2 1281 (15.68%) Oracle
3 812 (9.94%) VMware
4 679 (8.31%) Cisco
5 582 (7.12%) HP
6 530 (6.49%) Fujitsu
7 434 (5.31%) Citrix
8 373 (4.57%) Juniper
9 291 (3.56%) SAP
10 234 (2.86%) IBM
11 220 (2.69%) F5
12 219 (2.68%) Symantec
13 209 (2.56%) CheckPoint
14 205 (2.51%) Red Hat
15 173 (2.12%) McAfee
16 145 (1.77%) Veritas
17 144 (1.76%) EMC
18 126 (1.54%) JBoss
19 112 (1.37%) Remedy
20 101 (1.24%) NetApp
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Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum + 20% bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Salisbury, Wiltshire
SmartSourcing plc
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Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
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Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Aston Carter
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Unrivalled benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
eRecruit Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West
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Salary: £45000.00 - £55000 per annum + good benefits
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Salary: Competitive Salary
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Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 20% Comm. + Car Allowance
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East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
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Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Bens
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