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

Location
3 months to
23 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 3935 2914 3749
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.45% 2.74% 3.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.72% 10.23% 11.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2787 2169 2960
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 £28,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+10.58% +3.65%

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
30927 28478 33853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.11% 26.75% 28.82%
Number of salaries quoted 24121 23322 28448
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 23 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 23 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 +33 3699 £47,500 +9.19% 536
South East +4 1557 £45,000 - 208
London +90 654 £50,000 - 108
Berkshire +9 597 £50,000 +8.69% 40
Hampshire +3 507 £47,500 +18.75% 80
South West +10 499 £42,500 +10.38% 99
West Midlands +19 352 £60,000 +33.33% 18
Reading +4 323 £50,000 +8.69% 28
East of England +28 287 £54,000 +44.00% 31
North West +65 266 £45,000 +5.88% 34
Birmingham +26 263 £60,000 +33.33% 10
Surrey +3 245 £44,750 -0.55% 37
Hertfordshire +19 208 £65,000 +73.33% 14
City of London +88 197 £50,000 - 41
Hemel Hempstead +9 172 £65,000 +62.50% 4
Bracknell +2 171 £35,000 -6.66% 6
Gloucestershire +6 167 £43,000 +11.68% 27
Basingstoke +9 146 £42,500 -18.26% 5
Bristol +9 142 £48,500 +21.25% 20
Manchester +47 124 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Wiltshire +28 103 £40,000 -6.97% 19
Yorkshire -30 85 £35,000 -6.66% 12
Cheshire +1 84 £50,000 +25.00% 8
East Midlands -3 82 £35,000 -22.22% 8
Buckinghamshire +12 73 £41,000 -13.68% 22
Milton Keynes +17 69 £41,000 -5.74% 18
Southampton +1 64 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Farnborough +6 63 £50,000 - 11
Warrington +25 62 £54,000 +13.68% 4
North East +31 57 £36,500 +32.72% 11

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 5161 (63.32%) SC Cleared
2 1874 (22.99%) Windows
3 1622 (19.90%) Finance
4 1541 (18.91%) Microsoft
5 1341 (16.45%) ITIL
6 1305 (16.01%) DV Cleared
7 1283 (15.74%) Oracle
8 1203 (14.76%) Degree
9 1122 (13.77%) SQL
10 1062 (13.03%) Linux
11 1028 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
12 995 (12.21%) Telecoms
13 956 (11.73%) Java
14 827 (10.15%) MS Excel
15 814 (9.99%) VMware
16 794 (9.74%) Retail
17 783 (9.61%) Active Directory
18 729 (8.94%) Firewall
19 716 (8.78%) C#
20 674 (8.27%) Cisco
21 662 (8.12%) Project Management
22 623 (7.64%) PRINCE2
23 604 (7.41%) C
24 596 (7.31%) SQL Server
24 596 (7.31%) UNIX
25 589 (7.23%) C++
26 588 (7.21%) .NET
26 588 (7.21%) HP
27 562 (6.89%) Software Engineering
28 524 (6.43%) Fujitsu

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (6.33%) SharePoint
2 368 (4.51%) MS Exchange
3 217 (2.66%) Apache
4 200 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 198 (2.43%) IIS
6 197 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 188 (2.31%) WebLogic
8 144 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
9 126 (1.55%) Lync
10 120 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
11 112 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
12 93 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
13 82 (1.01%) WebSphere
14 80 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
15 73 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 65 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2000
17 64 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
18 61 (0.75%) Tomcat
19 51 (0.63%) SAP Portal
20 49 (0.60%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 827 (10.15%) MS Excel
2 355 (4.36%) MS Office
3 139 (1.71%) MS Project
4 76 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 56 (0.69%) 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
10 8 (0.098%) Photoshop
11 7 (0.086%) FrameMaker
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
14 3 (0.037%) PowerPivot
15 2 (0.025%) Mathematica
15 2 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 275 (3.37%) Oracle EBS
2 222 (2.72%) Oracle EBS R12
3 159 (1.95%) Oracle Applications
4 123 (1.51%) Oracle ERP
5 50 (0.61%) SAP MM
6 49 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
7 44 (0.54%) Oracle HRMS
8 43 (0.53%) SAP FI
8 43 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
8 43 (0.53%) SAP CO
9 41 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
10 38 (0.47%) Oracle iRecruitment
10 38 (0.47%) Hyperion Planning
11 37 (0.45%) SAP SD
12 35 (0.43%) SAP CRM
13 34 (0.42%) Oracle 11i
13 34 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
13 34 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
14 32 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
14 32 (0.39%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 60 (0.74%) SaaS
2 52 (0.64%) 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 (0.074%) Amazon EMR
10 6 (0.074%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.074%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.049%) Force.com
12 2 (0.025%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.025%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.012%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 729 (8.94%) Firewall
2 390 (4.78%) DNS
3 299 (3.67%) TCP/IP
4 269 (3.30%) SAN
5 267 (3.28%) DHCP
5 267 (3.28%) Network Security
6 257 (3.15%) Internet
7 248 (3.04%) WAN
8 235 (2.88%) LAN
9 214 (2.63%) Wireless
10 211 (2.59%) HTTP
11 178 (2.18%) VPN
12 125 (1.53%) SSL
13 105 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
14 101 (1.24%) NAS
15 92 (1.13%) LDAP
16 85 (1.04%) VoIP
16 85 (1.04%) BGP
17 84 (1.03%) OSPF
18 83 (1.02%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 596 (7.31%) SQL Server
2 323 (3.96%) Oracle Database
3 163 (2.00%) MySQL
4 147 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
5 128 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 125 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
7 107 (1.31%) Oracle BI EE
8 99 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 96 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 88 (1.08%) Relational Database
11 71 (0.87%) Oracle Discoverer
12 67 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
13 66 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
14 65 (0.80%) Hadoop
15 64 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
15 64 (0.79%) EDRMS
16 61 (0.75%) Essbase
16 61 (0.75%) Big Data
17 56 (0.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
18 54 (0.66%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 156 (1.91%) Subversion
2 126 (1.55%) JIRA
3 115 (1.41%) Visual Studio
4 105 (1.29%) Selenium
5 101 (1.24%) LoadRunner
6 95 (1.17%) Rational DOORS
7 90 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 88 (1.08%) Maven
9 79 (0.97%) Jenkins
10 75 (0.92%) QuickTest Pro
11 73 (0.90%) Git (software)
12 71 (0.87%) TestDirector
13 69 (0.85%) Ant
13 69 (0.85%) JUnit
14 56 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
15 55 (0.67%) 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 1622 (19.90%) Finance
2 995 (12.21%) Telecoms
3 794 (9.74%) Retail
4 255 (3.13%) Military
5 208 (2.55%) Aerospace
6 193 (2.37%) Legal
7 167 (2.05%) Back Office
8 148 (1.82%) Electronics
9 125 (1.53%) Manufacturing
10 117 (1.44%) Marketing
11 112 (1.37%) Banking
12 95 (1.17%) Law
13 53 (0.65%) German Language
14 43 (0.53%) Advertising
15 35 (0.43%) Local Government
16 28 (0.34%) Automotive
17 27 (0.33%) Financial Institution
17 27 (0.33%) Games
18 26 (0.32%) Publishing
19 22 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1235 (15.15%) Consultant
2 929 (11.40%) Developer
3 818 (10.04%) Architect
4 799 (9.80%) Analyst
5 446 (5.47%) Project Manager
6 410 (5.03%) Support Engineer
7 291 (3.57%) Software Engineer
8 256 (3.14%) Network Engineer
9 246 (3.02%) Oracle Consultant
10 224 (2.75%) DBA
11 222 (2.72%) Security Consultant
12 193 (2.37%) Administrator
13 191 (2.34%) Java Developer
13 191 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
14 186 (2.28%) Test Manager
15 178 (2.18%) Oracle DBA
16 164 (2.01%) Technical Architect
17 163 (2.00%) Senior Manager
18 162 (1.99%) Test Analyst
19 159 (1.95%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 588 (7.21%) .NET
2 496 (6.09%) HTML
3 421 (5.17%) XML
4 276 (3.39%) Web Services
5 268 (3.29%) ASP.NET
6 230 (2.82%) CSS
7 221 (2.71%) Middleware
8 191 (2.34%) J2EE
9 183 (2.25%) Spring
10 176 (2.16%) HTML5
11 172 (2.11%) Hibernate
12 161 (1.98%) SOAP
13 156 (1.91%) .NET Framework
14 151 (1.85%) jQuery
15 109 (1.34%) WCF
16 96 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
17 89 (1.09%) Ajax
18 70 (0.86%) JSON
19 69 (0.85%) JSP
20 64 (0.79%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 516 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 464 (5.69%) Management Information System
3 353 (4.33%) Computer Science
4 259 (3.18%) Open Source
5 213 (2.61%) Clustering
6 203 (2.49%) PKI
7 194 (2.38%) Mathematics
8 157 (1.93%) CESG
9 149 (1.83%) RMADS
10 135 (1.66%) Blackberry
11 108 (1.32%) Statistics
12 105 (1.29%) GIS
13 87 (1.07%) Mobile App
13 87 (1.07%) User Experience
14 85 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
15 82 (1.01%) Physics
16 77 (0.94%) Data Integration
17 72 (0.88%) Replication
18 67 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
19 65 (0.80%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 1874 (22.99%) Windows
2 1062 (13.03%) Linux
3 596 (7.31%) UNIX
4 497 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 492 (6.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 271 (3.32%) Windows 7
7 246 (3.02%) Windows XP
8 210 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 200 (2.45%) Solaris
10 142 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 106 (1.30%) Android
12 97 (1.19%) HPUX
13 71 (0.87%) Windows 2000
14 67 (0.82%) Windows 8
15 62 (0.76%) Apple iOS
16 58 (0.71%) AIX
17 40 (0.49%) CentOS
18 33 (0.40%) Ubuntu
18 33 (0.40%) Windows Vista
19 30 (0.37%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1341 (16.45%) ITIL
2 1028 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
3 662 (8.12%) Project Management
4 623 (7.64%) PRINCE2
5 562 (6.89%) Software Engineering
6 483 (5.93%) Service Management
7 458 (5.62%) Information Security
8 423 (5.19%) Mentoring
9 421 (5.17%) Risk Management
10 375 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
11 356 (4.37%) Migration
12 341 (4.18%) Service Delivery
13 340 (4.17%) Incident Management
14 331 (4.06%) UML
15 329 (4.04%) Scrum
16 325 (3.99%) Configuration Management
17 324 (3.97%) OO
18 314 (3.85%) SOA
19 312 (3.83%) Business Intelligence
20 309 (3.79%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1122 (13.77%) SQL
2 956 (11.73%) Java
3 716 (8.78%) C#
4 604 (7.41%) C
5 589 (7.23%) C++
6 477 (5.85%) JavaScript
7 242 (2.97%) Python
8 228 (2.80%) PowerShell
9 187 (2.29%) Shell Script
10 184 (2.26%) Perl
11 172 (2.11%) VB
12 166 (2.04%) VB.NET
13 127 (1.56%) PL/SQL
14 120 (1.47%) PHP
15 117 (1.44%) ABAP
16 105 (1.29%) Bash Shell
17 87 (1.07%) T-SQL
18 83 (1.02%) Ruby
19 69 (0.85%) VBScript
20 65 (0.80%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5161 (63.32%) SC Cleared
2 1305 (16.01%) DV Cleared
3 1203 (14.76%) Degree
4 372 (4.56%) Cisco Certification
5 284 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 244 (2.99%) ISEB
7 237 (2.91%) CISSP
8 219 (2.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 213 (2.61%) CCNP
10 199 (2.44%) CCNA
11 181 (2.22%) ISTQB
12 171 (2.10%) CTC Cleared
13 146 (1.79%) MCP
14 144 (1.77%) MCSE
15 138 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 120 (1.47%) CISM
17 108 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
18 86 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 84 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 75 (0.92%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 364 (4.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 335 (4.11%) SLA
3 317 (3.89%) QA
4 84 (1.03%) JSP 440
5 77 (0.94%) ISO 9001
6 69 (0.85%) PCI DSS
7 62 (0.76%) Data Quality
8 32 (0.39%) COBIT
9 20 (0.25%) DO-178B
10 18 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 17 (0.21%) TickIT
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 5 (0.061%) ISO 14001
16 5 (0.061%) HL7
17 4 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 783 (9.61%) Active Directory
2 493 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 257 (3.15%) Hyper-V
4 185 (2.27%) VMware ESX
5 150 (1.84%) vSphere
6 135 (1.66%) XenApp
7 133 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
8 94 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
9 75 (0.92%) Terminal Services
10 64 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
11 62 (0.76%) XenDesktop
12 60 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 60 (0.74%) ISA Server
13 53 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
14 44 (0.54%) Snort
15 41 (0.50%) vCloud
16 23 (0.28%) NFS
17 22 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
18 17 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
19 15 (0.18%) UAG
Systems Management
1 236 (2.90%) SCCM
2 198 (2.43%) HP Quality Center
3 182 (2.23%) NetBackup
4 138 (1.69%) SCOM
5 108 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
6 93 (1.14%) Data Guard
7 66 (0.81%) WSUS
8 58 (0.71%) OpenView
9 56 (0.69%) Backup Exec
9 56 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 56 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
10 55 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 48 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 47 (0.58%) HP SIM
13 46 (0.56%) Puppet
14 44 (0.54%) Netcool
15 42 (0.52%) Tivoli
16 37 (0.45%) SCVMM
16 37 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
17 33 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1541 (18.91%) Microsoft
2 1283 (15.74%) Oracle
3 814 (9.99%) VMware
4 674 (8.27%) Cisco
5 588 (7.21%) HP
6 524 (6.43%) Fujitsu
7 431 (5.29%) Citrix
8 368 (4.51%) Juniper
9 297 (3.64%) SAP
10 234 (2.87%) IBM
11 213 (2.61%) CheckPoint
11 213 (2.61%) F5
12 212 (2.60%) Symantec
13 206 (2.53%) Red Hat
14 173 (2.12%) McAfee
15 148 (1.82%) Veritas
16 143 (1.75%) EMC
17 123 (1.51%) JBoss
18 113 (1.39%) Remedy
19 102 (1.25%) NetApp
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
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Hampshire
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