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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 67 91 83
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -8
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4123 3172 3691
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.52% 2.92% 3.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.01% 10.74% 11.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2865 2279 2955
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -

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
31691 29544 33416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.18% 28.52%
Number of salaries quoted 24541 23973 28364
Average salary £44,000 £44,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.56% +4.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +25 3904 £47,500 +5.55% 547
South East +6 1768 £47,500 +5.55% 180
London +64 736 £50,000 - 132
Berkshire +12 701 £50,000 +11.11% 36
Hampshire +9 572 £48,000 +20.00% 78
South West +3 419 £41,000 +4.45% 88
Reading +3 413 £50,000 +11.11% 15
West Midlands +27 355 £60,000 +33.33% 34
East of England +47 311 £54,000 +52.11% 34
Surrey -4 282 £43,500 -3.33% 31
Birmingham +24 254 £60,000 +33.33% 12
North West +54 252 £45,000 +5.88% 36
Hertfordshire +34 228 £65,000 +78.08% 13
City of London +78 225 £50,000 - 50
Basingstoke +16 212 £45,000 +13.92% 8
Hemel Hempstead +11 190 £70,000 +64.70% 6
Bracknell +5 176 £38,000 +1.33% 5
Gloucestershire +2 172 £40,000 -5.88% 19
Bristol +3 115 £44,000 +17.33% 25
Manchester +43 113 £46,500 +16.25% 10
Cheshire +13 87 £45,000 - 10
Buckinghamshire +36 86 £45,000 -5.26% 17
Yorkshire -48 85 £29,900 -22.33% 16
East Midlands -7 82 £40,000 - 8
Milton Keynes +30 81 £45,000 +3.44% 8
Guildford -5 75 £44,500 -1.11% 9
Southampton +6 66 £42,500 +8.28% 5
Wiltshire +1 65 £44,500 +3.48% 19
Warrington +23 60 £50,000 +16.27% 6
Wales -3 60 £42,500 +17.24% 15

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5028 (62.27%) SC Cleared
2 1749 (21.66%) Windows
3 1656 (20.51%) Finance
4 1487 (18.41%) Microsoft
5 1348 (16.69%) ITIL
6 1244 (15.41%) DV Cleared
7 1210 (14.98%) Oracle
8 1184 (14.66%) Degree
9 1095 (13.56%) SQL
10 1058 (13.10%) Linux
11 1012 (12.53%) Telecoms
12 933 (11.55%) Java
13 812 (10.06%) Retail
14 789 (9.77%) MS Excel
15 779 (9.65%) VMware
16 714 (8.84%) C#
17 698 (8.64%) Active Directory
18 684 (8.47%) Firewall
19 672 (8.32%) Cisco
20 647 (8.01%) PRINCE2
21 645 (7.99%) Project Management
22 593 (7.34%) C
23 588 (7.28%) HP
24 586 (7.26%) .NET
25 585 (7.24%) Software Engineering
26 584 (7.23%) C++
27 577 (7.15%) UNIX
28 554 (6.86%) SQL Server
29 525 (6.50%) Fujitsu
30 497 (6.15%) SharePoint

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 497 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 340 (4.21%) MS Exchange
3 216 (2.67%) Apache
4 192 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 191 (2.37%) WebLogic
6 177 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 170 (2.11%) IIS
8 142 (1.76%) Lync
9 122 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
10 116 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
11 98 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
12 79 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
13 74 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
14 67 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 63 (0.78%) WebSphere
16 61 (0.76%) Tomcat
17 55 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
18 54 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2000
19 43 (0.53%) MS Project Server
20 38 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 789 (9.77%) MS Excel
2 351 (4.35%) MS Office
3 176 (2.18%) MS Project
4 78 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 65 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
6 18 (0.22%) Simulink
7 17 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 13 (0.16%) AutoCAD
8 13 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.074%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.074%) FrameMaker
9 6 (0.074%) Acrobat
10 5 (0.062%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 5 (0.062%) CATIA
10 5 (0.062%) Revit
11 4 (0.050%) SPSS
12 3 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.012%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 252 (3.12%) Oracle EBS
2 216 (2.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 163 (2.02%) Oracle Applications
4 112 (1.39%) Oracle ERP
5 61 (0.76%) Oracle HRMS
6 58 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
7 55 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
8 43 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
9 41 (0.51%) SAP CO
9 41 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
9 41 (0.51%) SAP FI
10 39 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
10 39 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
10 39 (0.48%) Hyperion Planning
10 39 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
11 37 (0.46%) Oracle iRecruitment
11 37 (0.46%) SAP MM
12 32 (0.40%) HFM
13 30 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
13 30 (0.37%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 68 (0.84%) SaaS
2 54 (0.67%) Office 365
3 49 (0.61%) IaaS
4 44 (0.54%) PaaS
5 29 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
7 19 (0.24%) Taleo
8 17 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
9 13 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (0.16%) Amazon S3
9 13 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
10 7 (0.087%) Basecamp
11 3 (0.037%) Force.com
12 2 (0.025%) IBM SmartCloud
12 2 (0.025%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.025%) Heroku
13 1 (0.012%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 684 (8.47%) Firewall
2 358 (4.43%) DNS
3 316 (3.91%) TCP/IP
4 285 (3.53%) SAN
5 270 (3.34%) Network Security
6 249 (3.08%) Internet
6 249 (3.08%) DHCP
7 247 (3.06%) LAN
8 240 (2.97%) WAN
9 220 (2.72%) HTTP
10 200 (2.48%) Wireless
11 171 (2.12%) VPN
12 128 (1.59%) SSL
13 108 (1.34%) NAS
14 100 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
15 86 (1.07%) LDAP
15 86 (1.07%) VoIP
16 81 (1.00%) MPLS
17 78 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
18 75 (0.93%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 554 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 279 (3.46%) Oracle Database
3 168 (2.08%) MySQL
4 125 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 115 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
6 102 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 100 (1.24%) Oracle BI EE
8 88 (1.09%) Relational Database
9 85 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 84 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 72 (0.89%) Hadoop
12 63 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
12 63 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
13 61 (0.76%) Oracle Discoverer
14 60 (0.74%) NoSQL
15 58 (0.72%) Big Data
16 55 (0.68%) Essbase
17 54 (0.67%) MongoDB
18 53 (0.66%) EDRMS
18 53 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 132 (1.63%) Subversion
2 123 (1.52%) Visual Studio
3 109 (1.35%) JIRA
4 106 (1.31%) LoadRunner
4 106 (1.31%) Selenium
5 104 (1.29%) Rational DOORS
6 86 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 82 (1.02%) Maven
8 68 (0.84%) JUnit
9 66 (0.82%) Git (software)
10 62 (0.77%) QuickTest Pro
10 62 (0.77%) Jenkins
11 56 (0.69%) Eclipse
11 56 (0.69%) TestDirector
11 56 (0.69%) Rational Rhapsody
12 46 (0.57%) Ant
13 45 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
14 39 (0.48%) ClearCase
14 39 (0.48%) GDB
15 34 (0.42%) Bugzilla
General
1 1656 (20.51%) Finance
2 1012 (12.53%) Telecoms
3 812 (10.06%) Retail
4 263 (3.26%) Military
5 202 (2.50%) Legal
6 190 (2.35%) Aerospace
7 188 (2.33%) Back Office
8 146 (1.81%) Electronics
9 130 (1.61%) Marketing
10 117 (1.45%) Manufacturing
11 111 (1.37%) Banking
12 96 (1.19%) Law
13 51 (0.63%) German Language
14 36 (0.45%) Advertising
15 35 (0.43%) Automotive
16 31 (0.38%) Local Government
17 29 (0.36%) Financial Institution
18 28 (0.35%) Games
19 25 (0.31%) Billing
20 20 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1199 (14.85%) Consultant
2 903 (11.18%) Developer
3 806 (9.98%) Architect
4 769 (9.52%) Analyst
5 475 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 368 (4.56%) Support Engineer
7 272 (3.37%) Software Engineer
8 266 (3.29%) Network Engineer
8 266 (3.29%) Oracle Consultant
9 237 (2.93%) Security Consultant
10 196 (2.43%) Administrator
11 194 (2.40%) Test Manager
12 191 (2.37%) DBA
12 191 (2.37%) Solutions Architect
13 189 (2.34%) Java Developer
14 175 (2.17%) Senior Manager
15 160 (1.98%) Security Engineer
16 157 (1.94%) Technical Architect
16 157 (1.94%) Senior Consultant
17 150 (1.86%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 586 (7.26%) .NET
2 460 (5.70%) HTML
3 394 (4.88%) XML
4 275 (3.41%) Web Services
5 272 (3.37%) ASP.NET
6 211 (2.61%) Spring
7 202 (2.50%) CSS
8 196 (2.43%) Middleware
9 192 (2.38%) J2EE
10 184 (2.28%) Hibernate
11 165 (2.04%) SOAP
12 150 (1.86%) HTML5
13 149 (1.85%) .NET Framework
14 146 (1.81%) jQuery
15 122 (1.51%) WCF
16 83 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
17 78 (0.97%) Ajax
18 65 (0.80%) JSON
19 61 (0.76%) JSF
20 60 (0.74%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 476 (5.89%) Management Information System
2 354 (4.38%) Computer Science
3 279 (3.46%) Open Source
4 204 (2.53%) PKI
5 194 (2.40%) Mathematics
6 177 (2.19%) Clustering
7 150 (1.86%) RMADS
8 143 (1.77%) CESG
9 124 (1.54%) Blackberry
10 98 (1.21%) Mobile App
11 95 (1.18%) Physics
12 92 (1.14%) Statistics
13 79 (0.98%) GIS
14 78 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
15 71 (0.88%) Replication
16 69 (0.85%) Data Integration
17 67 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
18 58 (0.72%) Firmware
19 52 (0.64%) CESG CLAS
20 46 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1749 (21.66%) Windows
2 1058 (13.10%) Linux
3 577 (7.15%) UNIX
4 440 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 433 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 247 (3.06%) Windows 7
7 206 (2.55%) Windows XP
8 203 (2.51%) Solaris
9 175 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 141 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 119 (1.47%) Android
12 115 (1.42%) HPUX
13 67 (0.83%) Windows 2000
14 53 (0.66%) Apple iOS
15 51 (0.63%) AIX
16 49 (0.61%) Windows 8
17 37 (0.46%) CentOS
18 35 (0.43%) Ubuntu
19 33 (0.41%) Windows Vista
20 29 (0.36%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1348 (16.69%) ITIL
2 647 (8.01%) PRINCE2
3 645 (7.99%) Project Management
4 585 (7.24%) Software Engineering
5 497 (6.15%) Service Management
6 486 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
7 453 (5.61%) Information Security
8 436 (5.40%) Risk Management
9 376 (4.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 340 (4.21%) Service Delivery
11 337 (4.17%) Configuration Management
12 319 (3.95%) UML
13 310 (3.84%) Scrum
14 306 (3.79%) Migration
15 303 (3.75%) OO
16 300 (3.72%) Change Management
17 298 (3.69%) Incident Management
18 289 (3.58%) SOA
19 288 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
20 259 (3.21%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 1095 (13.56%) SQL
2 933 (11.55%) Java
3 714 (8.84%) C#
4 593 (7.34%) C
5 584 (7.23%) C++
6 446 (5.52%) JavaScript
7 253 (3.13%) Python
8 210 (2.60%) PowerShell
9 182 (2.25%) Perl
10 179 (2.22%) Shell Script
11 172 (2.13%) VB
12 168 (2.08%) VB.NET
13 132 (1.63%) PL/SQL
14 117 (1.45%) Bash Shell
15 115 (1.42%) PHP
16 96 (1.19%) ABAP
17 95 (1.18%) Ruby
18 85 (1.05%) T-SQL
19 69 (0.85%) MATLAB
20 61 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5028 (62.27%) SC Cleared
2 1244 (15.41%) DV Cleared
3 1184 (14.66%) Degree
4 354 (4.38%) Cisco Certification
5 260 (3.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 259 (3.21%) CISSP
7 257 (3.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 228 (2.82%) ISEB
9 204 (2.53%) CCNP
10 184 (2.28%) CCNA
11 165 (2.04%) CTC Cleared
12 163 (2.02%) ISTQB
13 137 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 135 (1.67%) CISM
15 134 (1.66%) MCSE
16 128 (1.59%) MCP
17 99 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
18 78 (0.97%) BC Cleared
19 75 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 73 (0.90%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 365 (4.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 342 (4.24%) SLA
3 314 (3.89%) QA
4 70 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 69 (0.85%) ISO 9001
6 65 (0.80%) JSP 440
7 49 (0.61%) Data Quality
8 33 (0.41%) COBIT
9 21 (0.26%) DO-178B
10 19 (0.24%) TickIT
11 18 (0.22%) HMG Infosec
12 16 (0.20%) IEC 61508
12 16 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 14 (0.17%) ISO 9000
14 12 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 10 (0.12%) JTAG
16 6 (0.074%) COSO
16 6 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 5 (0.062%) ISO 14001
17 5 (0.062%) HL7
System Software
1 698 (8.64%) Active Directory
2 467 (5.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 238 (2.95%) Hyper-V
4 176 (2.18%) VMware ESX
5 150 (1.86%) vSphere
6 129 (1.60%) XenApp
7 114 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
8 94 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
9 68 (0.84%) Terminal Services
10 64 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
11 60 (0.74%) XenDesktop
12 55 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
12 55 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 54 (0.67%) ISA Server
14 52 (0.64%) Snort
14 52 (0.64%) vCloud
15 22 (0.27%) NFS
16 18 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
17 13 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
18 12 (0.15%) UAG
Systems Management
1 221 (2.74%) SCCM
2 178 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
2 178 (2.20%) NetBackup
3 122 (1.51%) SCOM
4 113 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
5 91 (1.13%) Data Guard
6 64 (0.79%) WSUS
7 56 (0.69%) Backup Exec
8 52 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
9 50 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 49 (0.61%) OpenView
11 44 (0.54%) Tivoli
12 43 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 43 (0.53%) HP SIM
12 43 (0.53%) Puppet
13 37 (0.46%) Netcool
14 36 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
14 36 (0.45%) SCVMM
15 34 (0.42%) SCDPM
16 33 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1487 (18.41%) Microsoft
2 1210 (14.98%) Oracle
3 779 (9.65%) VMware
4 672 (8.32%) Cisco
5 588 (7.28%) HP
6 525 (6.50%) Fujitsu
7 414 (5.13%) Citrix
8 347 (4.30%) Juniper
9 263 (3.26%) SAP
10 240 (2.97%) Symantec
11 212 (2.63%) IBM
12 211 (2.61%) CheckPoint
13 209 (2.59%) F5
13 209 (2.59%) Red Hat
14 172 (2.13%) McAfee
15 143 (1.77%) EMC
16 137 (1.70%) JBoss
17 133 (1.65%) Veritas
18 124 (1.54%) Remedy
19 107 (1.33%) NetApp
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £7000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Weighting
Posted: 7 hours ago
South West
ISL
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
LA International
Salary: £45000 per annum + car and 10% Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
West Midlands
LA International
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent benefits.
Posted: 22 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £39000 - £42500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Steria
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + 5% flexible benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Consulting Point
Salary: £42000 - £52000 per annum + benefits, bonus, pension
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Salary: £50000 - £72000 per annum + Travel + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: Market rates
Posted: 22 hours ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
CSC
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
LA International
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago