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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 92 72 91
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +19
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 3364 4205 3295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.04% 3.56% 3.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.17% 13.04% 10.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2498 3009 2347
Average salary £46,750 £47,500 £42,700
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.57% +11.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
30106 32256 29975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.20% 27.31% 27.60%
Number of salaries quoted 23879 25494 24281
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -22 3088 £47,500 - 507
South East -14 1205 £45,000 -4.25% 168
London +19 771 £56,750 +8.09% 131
South West -3 450 £42,500 - 62
Hampshire -8 433 £41,000 -8.88% 55
Berkshire -25 324 £50,000 - 36
East of England -21 220 £50,000 - 26
Reading -20 215 £50,000 - 22
West Midlands -27 200 £48,000 -4.00% 40
North West -10 171 £37,500 -6.25% 49
City of London +4 163 £55,000 +4.76% 39
Surrey -51 154 £45,000 - 39
Buckinghamshire +40 151 £40,000 -11.11% 17
Gloucestershire -2 151 £50,000 +17.64% 24
Hertfordshire -12 147 £50,000 -13.04% 12
Milton Keynes +21 136 £40,000 -11.11% 16
Birmingham -10 132 £60,000 - 22
Bristol -16 122 £40,000 -4.76% 12
Wiltshire +10 105 £39,000 +11.42% 15
Yorkshire +38 96 £40,000 +19.94% 13
Southampton +6 96 £42,500 - 4
Hemel Hempstead -2 91 £60,000 -14.28% 4
Andover +1 70 £35,000 -22.22%
Scotland +31 66 £45,000 - 9
Salisbury +7 56 £39,000 +18.18% 6
Oxfordshire +46 55 £45,000 +16.12% 1
Wales -23 53 £34,000 -24.44% 7
West Yorkshire +32 52 £37,500 +20.00% 8
South Wales -9 51 £33,250 -24.00% 7
Portsmouth +26 50 £40,000 -11.11% 8

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4536 (65.13%) SC Cleared
2 1712 (24.58%) Windows
3 1565 (22.47%) Microsoft
4 1490 (21.40%) DV Cleared
5 1390 (19.96%) ITIL
6 1110 (15.94%) Oracle
7 959 (13.77%) Finance
8 958 (13.76%) Degree
9 942 (13.53%) Linux
10 924 (13.27%) Cisco
11 920 (13.21%) SQL
12 890 (12.78%) VMware
13 818 (11.75%) Agile Software Development
14 800 (11.49%) Firewall
15 785 (11.27%) MS Excel
16 780 (11.20%) C
17 729 (10.47%) Active Directory
18 717 (10.30%) SQL Server
19 654 (9.39%) VMware Infrastructure
20 648 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
21 625 (8.97%) Java
22 594 (8.53%) UNIX
23 560 (8.04%) Project Management
24 548 (7.87%) HP
25 545 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
26 532 (7.64%) Information Security
27 524 (7.52%) .NET
27 524 (7.52%) SharePoint
28 494 (7.09%) C#
29 488 (7.01%) Service Management

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 524 (7.52%) SharePoint
2 312 (4.48%) MS Exchange
3 213 (3.06%) IIS
4 195 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 163 (2.34%) Lync
6 141 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
7 133 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 119 (1.71%) WebLogic
9 107 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
10 102 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
11 84 (1.21%) JBoss
12 77 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
13 67 (0.96%) Apache
14 63 (0.90%) WebSphere
14 63 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 56 (0.80%) Documentum
16 51 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
16 51 (0.73%) Tomcat
16 51 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
17 48 (0.69%) SAS
Applications
1 785 (11.27%) MS Excel
2 312 (4.48%) MS Office
3 91 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 71 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 66 (0.95%) MS Project
6 45 (0.65%) InfoPath
7 12 (0.17%) SPSS
8 8 (0.11%) Windchill
8 8 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.057%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.043%) Simulink
10 3 (0.043%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.029%) Stateflow
11 2 (0.029%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.029%) FastStats
11 2 (0.029%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.014%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.014%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.014%) Maya
Business Applications
1 293 (4.21%) Oracle EBS
2 273 (3.92%) Oracle EBS R12
3 127 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
4 104 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
5 78 (1.12%) Oracle General Ledger
5 78 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
6 77 (1.11%) Oracle ERP
7 76 (1.09%) Oracle Receivables
8 57 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
9 50 (0.72%) Oracle HRMS
10 48 (0.69%) Oracle Cash Management
10 48 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
11 44 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
12 36 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
13 32 (0.46%) Oracle Payroll
14 30 (0.43%) SAP CO
15 29 (0.42%) Oracle iProcurement
16 28 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
16 28 (0.40%) SAP FI
17 25 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 200 (2.87%) Office 365
2 95 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (0.70%) SaaS
4 43 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
5 30 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
6 23 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 21 (0.30%) Taleo
8 20 (0.29%) PaaS
9 19 (0.27%) Yammer
10 17 (0.24%) IaaS
11 14 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
11 14 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (0.20%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
13 5 (0.072%) Responsys
14 4 (0.057%) SoftLayer
15 1 (0.014%) Google Cloud Platform
15 1 (0.014%) Joyent
15 1 (0.014%) IBM SmartCloud
15 1 (0.014%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 800 (11.49%) Firewall
2 455 (6.53%) LAN
3 443 (6.36%) WAN
4 357 (5.13%) DNS
5 294 (4.22%) SAN
6 287 (4.12%) TCP/IP
7 267 (3.83%) DHCP
8 254 (3.65%) Wireless
9 212 (3.04%) Network Security
10 203 (2.91%) Cisco ASA
11 145 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
12 132 (1.90%) Internet
12 132 (1.90%) VoIP
13 120 (1.72%) HTTP
14 115 (1.65%) VPN
15 112 (1.61%) BGP
16 93 (1.34%) MPLS
17 88 (1.26%) SNMP
18 85 (1.22%) Wireshark
19 84 (1.21%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 717 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 223 (3.20%) Oracle Database
3 172 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 172 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 171 (2.46%) Relational Database
5 167 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 151 (2.17%) MySQL
7 131 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
8 115 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
9 109 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 107 (1.54%) Big Data
11 78 (1.12%) MongoDB
12 72 (1.03%) RDBMS
13 64 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
14 62 (0.89%) QlikView
15 60 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
16 58 (0.83%) Hadoop
17 57 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
18 50 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
19 48 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 195 (2.80%) Visual Studio
2 120 (1.72%) Subversion
3 112 (1.61%) Git (software)
4 93 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 88 (1.26%) Rational DOORS
6 79 (1.13%) Jenkins
7 70 (1.01%) Maven
8 65 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
9 59 (0.85%) Selenium
10 52 (0.75%) JIRA
11 43 (0.62%) LoadRunner
12 38 (0.55%) MSI
12 38 (0.55%) Eclipse
13 35 (0.50%) ClearCase
14 34 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 30 (0.43%) NUnit
16 29 (0.42%) Ant
17 26 (0.37%) JMeter
18 24 (0.34%) CruiseControl
18 24 (0.34%) MSBuild
General
1 959 (13.77%) Finance
2 446 (6.40%) Telecoms
3 206 (2.96%) Manufacturing
4 199 (2.86%) Retail
5 156 (2.24%) Military
6 116 (1.67%) Banking
7 91 (1.31%) Aerospace
7 91 (1.31%) Legal
8 79 (1.13%) Electronics
9 64 (0.92%) General Ledger
9 64 (0.92%) Marketing
10 49 (0.70%) Publishing
11 44 (0.63%) Law
12 28 (0.40%) Advertising
13 27 (0.39%) Back Office
14 23 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 23 (0.33%) Local Government
15 22 (0.32%) Financial Institution
16 18 (0.26%) Games
17 16 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 996 (14.30%) Analyst
2 957 (13.74%) Consultant
3 704 (10.11%) Developer
4 692 (9.94%) Architect
5 370 (5.31%) Project Manager
6 327 (4.70%) Network Engineer
7 271 (3.89%) Support Engineer
8 250 (3.59%) Software Engineer
9 238 (3.42%) Administrator
10 217 (3.12%) Security Consultant
11 213 (3.06%) Oracle Consultant
12 195 (2.80%) Business Analyst
12 195 (2.80%) Systems Engineer
13 183 (2.63%) Test Analyst
14 168 (2.41%) .NET Developer
15 167 (2.40%) Systems Administrator
16 162 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 154 (2.21%) Solutions Architect
18 134 (1.92%) Java Developer
19 132 (1.90%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 524 (7.52%) .NET
2 376 (5.40%) HTML
3 300 (4.31%) ASP.NET
4 292 (4.19%) CSS
5 228 (3.27%) XML
6 201 (2.89%) Web Services
7 185 (2.66%) J2EE
8 170 (2.44%) .NET Framework
9 165 (2.37%) WCF
10 156 (2.24%) Middleware
11 150 (2.15%) HTML5
12 128 (1.84%) Spring
13 120 (1.72%) jQuery
14 118 (1.69%) Entity Framework
15 112 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
16 109 (1.57%) JSP
17 97 (1.39%) Hibernate
18 84 (1.21%) Oracle Fusion
19 81 (1.16%) CSS3
20 63 (0.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 545 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 407 (5.84%) Data Centre
3 324 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 272 (3.91%) Computer Science
5 216 (3.10%) Clustering
6 149 (2.14%) Mathematics
7 141 (2.02%) GIS
8 139 (2.00%) Replication
9 132 (1.90%) CESG
10 94 (1.35%) Visualisation
11 90 (1.29%) Blackberry
12 85 (1.22%) PKI
12 85 (1.22%) RMADS
13 60 (0.86%) Statistics
14 59 (0.85%) Physics
15 50 (0.72%) Life Science
16 47 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
17 45 (0.65%) Algorithms
17 45 (0.65%) Oracle Exalogic
18 44 (0.63%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1712 (24.58%) Windows
2 942 (13.53%) Linux
3 594 (8.53%) UNIX
4 474 (6.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 314 (4.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 309 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 293 (4.21%) Windows 7
8 156 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 147 (2.11%) Windows XP
10 138 (1.98%) Solaris
11 55 (0.79%) AIX
12 52 (0.75%) Windows 8
13 49 (0.70%) Ubuntu
14 48 (0.69%) CentOS
15 47 (0.67%) Android
16 41 (0.59%) Windows 2000
17 40 (0.57%) HPUX
18 29 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
19 24 (0.34%) Apple iOS
20 13 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1390 (19.96%) ITIL
2 818 (11.75%) Agile Software Development
3 560 (8.04%) Project Management
4 532 (7.64%) Information Security
5 488 (7.01%) Service Management
6 432 (6.20%) Service Delivery
7 429 (6.16%) Software Engineering
8 407 (5.84%) Cyber Security
9 386 (5.54%) PRINCE2
10 379 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
11 367 (5.27%) Mentoring
12 346 (4.97%) Change Management
13 332 (4.77%) Stakeholder Management
14 319 (4.58%) Scrum
15 295 (4.24%) Configuration Management
16 282 (4.05%) UML
17 278 (3.99%) Risk Management
18 268 (3.85%) Incident Management
19 261 (3.75%) ERP
20 250 (3.59%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 920 (13.21%) SQL
2 780 (11.20%) C
3 625 (8.97%) Java
4 494 (7.09%) C#
5 422 (6.06%) C++
6 349 (5.01%) JavaScript
7 276 (3.96%) Python
8 210 (3.02%) PowerShell
9 173 (2.48%) Perl
10 153 (2.20%) Bash Shell
11 132 (1.90%) PL/SQL
12 112 (1.61%) Shell Script
13 95 (1.36%) Ruby
14 91 (1.31%) VB.NET
15 77 (1.11%) VB
16 74 (1.06%) PHP
16 74 (1.06%) T-SQL
17 56 (0.80%) VBScript
18 42 (0.60%) VBA
19 30 (0.43%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 4536 (65.13%) SC Cleared
2 1490 (21.40%) DV Cleared
3 958 (13.76%) Degree
4 648 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
5 397 (5.70%) CCNA
6 385 (5.53%) CCNP
7 298 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 283 (4.06%) CISSP
9 181 (2.60%) MCP
10 157 (2.25%) ISTQB
11 154 (2.21%) MCSE
12 149 (2.14%) CISM
13 140 (2.01%) CCSA
14 118 (1.69%) CCIE
15 117 (1.68%) ISEB
15 117 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 100 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
17 93 (1.34%) CCA
18 89 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
19 81 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 470 (6.75%) SLA
2 276 (3.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 128 (1.84%) QA
3 128 (1.84%) PCI DSS
4 67 (0.96%) COBIT
5 56 (0.80%) JSP 440
6 39 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 19 (0.27%) EMIR
7 19 (0.27%) CRD IV
7 19 (0.27%) MiFID
8 15 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 11 (0.16%) GPG13
10 10 (0.14%) ISO 9000
11 8 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.043%) TickIT
12 3 (0.043%) BS7799
12 3 (0.043%) JTAG
12 3 (0.043%) IEC 61508
12 3 (0.043%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.029%) PMBOK
System Software
1 729 (10.47%) Active Directory
2 654 (9.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 315 (4.52%) Hyper-V
4 190 (2.73%) XenApp
5 164 (2.35%) vSphere
6 160 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 123 (1.77%) XenDesktop
8 99 (1.42%) VMware ESX
9 66 (0.95%) Terminal Services
10 61 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
11 48 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
12 45 (0.65%) vCloud
13 44 (0.63%) XenServer
14 36 (0.52%) Firmware
15 31 (0.45%) ISA Server
16 30 (0.43%) Samba
17 28 (0.40%) UAG
18 22 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
19 21 (0.30%) Xen
20 18 (0.26%) Snort
Systems Management
1 351 (5.04%) SCCM
2 181 (2.60%) SCOM
3 117 (1.68%) NetBackup
4 76 (1.09%) Puppet
5 64 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
6 61 (0.88%) Cisco Prime
7 60 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
8 59 (0.85%) Data Guard
9 57 (0.82%) HP SIM
10 52 (0.75%) Nessus
11 46 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
11 46 (0.66%) WSUS
12 41 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
13 39 (0.56%) OpenView
13 39 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
14 38 (0.55%) SCVMM
15 36 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 34 (0.49%) Hyperic
16 34 (0.49%) Nmap
17 33 (0.47%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1565 (22.47%) Microsoft
2 1110 (15.94%) Oracle
3 924 (13.27%) Cisco
4 890 (12.78%) VMware
5 548 (7.87%) HP
6 435 (6.25%) Citrix
7 393 (5.64%) Juniper
8 330 (4.74%) CheckPoint
9 249 (3.58%) SAP
10 210 (3.02%) Symantec
11 198 (2.84%) IBM
12 194 (2.79%) F5
13 156 (2.24%) EMC
14 152 (2.18%) Red Hat
15 140 (2.01%) NetApp
16 107 (1.54%) Remedy
17 100 (1.44%) Sun
18 93 (1.34%) McAfee
19 84 (1.21%) AppSense
19 84 (1.21%) Computacenter
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + car
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £1 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
LA International
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + fantastic Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £18k - 25k per year + Pension, Medical, 36 hols
Posted: 15 hours ago
North East
LA International
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East London
Computer Sciences Corporation
Salary: Up to £65 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £20000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
Dorset
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 16 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Pension, Medical
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hertfordshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60k + excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 18 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 19 hours ago