The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 69 91 86
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -5
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4096 3178 3497
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.52% 2.93% 2.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.99% 10.75% 10.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2877 2268 2842
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+9.41% -
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31524 29552 33039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.07% 27.26% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24626 23785 28227
Average salary £44,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.32% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £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 1 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 1 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
(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 +24 3874 £47,500 +5.55% 516
South East +6 1801 £46,000 +4.54% 177
London +57 745 £50,000 - 118
Berkshire +13 682 £50,000 +11.11% 40
Hampshire +8 582 £48,000 +20.00% 86
Reading +3 430 £50,000 +11.11% 11
South West +1 424 £40,250 +0.62% 88
West Midlands +27 321 £55,000 +22.22% 26
East of England +48 315 £50,500 +30.32% 40
Surrey -4 314 £43,250 +1.76% 19
Hertfordshire +34 221 £65,000 +73.33% 9
North West +55 220 £45,000 +12.50% 26
Birmingham +19 219 £60,000 +26.31% 8
Basingstoke +13 217 £45,000 +13.92% 11
City of London +79 210 £50,000 - 51
Gloucestershire 0 175 £40,500 -10.00% 29
Hemel Hempstead +9 173 £70,000 +55.55% 6
Bracknell +5 144 £38,000 +8.57% 10
Bristol +10 132 £44,000 +10.00% 25
Manchester +27 93 £46,500 +23.17% 6
Buckinghamshire +36 91 £44,000 -7.36% 17
Guildford -3 87 £42,500 -5.55% 8
Cheshire +29 85 £45,000 - 6
East Midlands -8 85 £40,000 - 11
Milton Keynes +50 84 £42,000 +1.81% 15
Wales 0 73 £45,000 +28.57% 13
Southampton +16 68 £42,500 +11.84% 10
Woking +10 65 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Yorkshire -70 64 £30,000 -20.00% 19
Wiltshire +8 61 £41,250 -8.83% 11

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 5007 (61.26%) SC Cleared
2 1746 (21.36%) Windows
3 1681 (20.57%) Finance
4 1490 (18.23%) Microsoft
5 1411 (17.26%) ITIL
6 1252 (15.32%) DV Cleared
7 1222 (14.95%) Degree
8 1178 (14.41%) Oracle
9 1085 (13.28%) SQL
10 1062 (12.99%) Linux
11 1016 (12.43%) Telecoms
12 969 (11.86%) Java
13 797 (9.75%) VMware
14 794 (9.71%) MS Excel
15 786 (9.62%) Retail
16 716 (8.76%) C#
17 696 (8.52%) PRINCE2
18 688 (8.42%) Cisco
18 688 (8.42%) Project Management
19 672 (8.22%) Active Directory
20 641 (7.84%) Firewall
21 623 (7.62%) Software Engineering
22 601 (7.35%) .NET
23 599 (7.33%) C
24 589 (7.21%) C++
24 589 (7.21%) UNIX
25 587 (7.18%) HP
26 527 (6.45%) SQL Server
27 494 (6.04%) Fujitsu
28 490 (6.00%) Service Management

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 479 (5.86%) SharePoint
2 333 (4.07%) MS Exchange
3 211 (2.58%) Apache
4 190 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2003
5 186 (2.28%) WebLogic
6 171 (2.09%) IIS
6 171 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 133 (1.63%) Lync
8 123 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 98 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
10 94 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
11 77 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
12 64 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 63 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
14 60 (0.73%) Tomcat
15 59 (0.72%) WebSphere
16 58 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2000
17 43 (0.53%) IBM Notes
18 42 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
19 39 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 794 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 369 (4.51%) MS Office
3 186 (2.28%) MS Project
4 76 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 75 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
6 21 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 18 (0.22%) Simulink
8 12 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 11 (0.13%) AutoCAD
10 8 (0.098%) CATIA
11 7 (0.086%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 6 (0.073%) Photoshop
13 5 (0.061%) Revit
14 4 (0.049%) Acrobat
14 4 (0.049%) FrameMaker
15 3 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
16 2 (0.024%) SPSS
16 2 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
17 1 (0.012%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 219 (2.68%) Oracle EBS
2 195 (2.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 151 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
4 96 (1.17%) Oracle ERP
5 67 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
6 64 (0.78%) Oracle HRMS
7 62 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
8 46 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
9 44 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
10 43 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
10 43 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
11 40 (0.49%) SAP FI
11 40 (0.49%) SAP CO
11 40 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
12 38 (0.46%) Hyperion Planning
13 35 (0.43%) Oracle iRecruitment
14 33 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
15 31 (0.38%) Oracle Payroll
16 29 (0.35%) HFM
17 27 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 67 (0.82%) SaaS
2 56 (0.69%) Office 365
3 48 (0.59%) IaaS
4 41 (0.50%) PaaS
5 33 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
6 28 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
7 17 (0.21%) Taleo
7 17 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
8 13 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
8 13 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (0.16%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.086%) Basecamp
10 4 (0.049%) Heroku
11 3 (0.037%) Force.com
12 2 (0.024%) IBM SmartCloud
12 2 (0.024%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.012%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 641 (7.84%) Firewall
2 324 (3.96%) DNS
3 318 (3.89%) TCP/IP
4 307 (3.76%) SAN
5 269 (3.29%) Network Security
6 256 (3.13%) LAN
7 253 (3.10%) WAN
8 252 (3.08%) Internet
9 237 (2.90%) DHCP
10 207 (2.53%) HTTP
11 197 (2.41%) Wireless
12 180 (2.20%) VPN
13 128 (1.57%) SSL
14 108 (1.32%) NAS
15 104 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
16 89 (1.09%) VoIP
17 78 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
18 76 (0.93%) LDAP
19 75 (0.92%) MPLS
20 74 (0.91%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 527 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 261 (3.19%) Oracle Database
3 172 (2.10%) MySQL
4 111 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
5 109 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
6 102 (1.25%) Relational Database
7 92 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 89 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
9 83 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 83 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 77 (0.94%) Hadoop
11 65 (0.80%) Big Data
12 64 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
13 62 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
14 58 (0.71%) NoSQL
15 57 (0.70%) MongoDB
16 56 (0.69%) RDBMS
17 50 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
18 49 (0.60%) Oracle Discoverer
19 48 (0.59%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 136 (1.66%) Subversion
2 111 (1.36%) Selenium
3 109 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
4 108 (1.32%) Visual Studio
5 102 (1.25%) LoadRunner
6 95 (1.16%) Maven
7 94 (1.15%) JIRA
8 88 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 78 (0.95%) JUnit
10 65 (0.80%) Eclipse
11 61 (0.75%) Rational Rhapsody
12 57 (0.70%) TestDirector
12 57 (0.70%) Jenkins
13 56 (0.69%) Git (software)
14 47 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
15 46 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
16 39 (0.48%) Ant
17 37 (0.45%) ClearCase
18 35 (0.43%) Bugzilla
19 33 (0.40%) GDB
General
1 1681 (20.57%) Finance
2 1016 (12.43%) Telecoms
3 786 (9.62%) Retail
4 281 (3.44%) Military
5 216 (2.64%) Back Office
6 202 (2.47%) Legal
7 189 (2.31%) Aerospace
8 150 (1.84%) Electronics
9 124 (1.52%) Marketing
10 115 (1.41%) Manufacturing
11 103 (1.26%) Law
12 101 (1.24%) Banking
13 49 (0.60%) German Language
14 39 (0.48%) Automotive
15 36 (0.44%) Advertising
16 32 (0.39%) Local Government
17 27 (0.33%) Financial Institution
18 25 (0.31%) Billing
19 24 (0.29%) Games
20 19 (0.23%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1173 (14.35%) Consultant
2 890 (10.89%) Developer
3 827 (10.12%) Architect
4 753 (9.21%) Analyst
5 526 (6.44%) Project Manager
6 357 (4.37%) Support Engineer
7 281 (3.44%) Software Engineer
8 276 (3.38%) Network Engineer
9 256 (3.13%) Oracle Consultant
10 230 (2.81%) Security Consultant
11 208 (2.54%) Administrator
12 199 (2.43%) Java Developer
13 185 (2.26%) Test Manager
13 185 (2.26%) Solutions Architect
14 172 (2.10%) Security Engineer
15 169 (2.07%) Senior Manager
16 166 (2.03%) DBA
17 155 (1.90%) Systems Engineer
17 155 (1.90%) Technical Architect
18 152 (1.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 601 (7.35%) .NET
2 451 (5.52%) HTML
3 367 (4.49%) XML
4 277 (3.39%) ASP.NET
5 265 (3.24%) Web Services
6 225 (2.75%) Spring
7 196 (2.40%) Middleware
8 190 (2.32%) J2EE
9 187 (2.29%) CSS
10 183 (2.24%) Hibernate
11 159 (1.95%) SOAP
12 145 (1.77%) jQuery
12 145 (1.77%) .NET Framework
13 138 (1.69%) HTML5
14 111 (1.36%) WCF
15 84 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
16 73 (0.89%) Ajax
17 67 (0.82%) JSF
18 62 (0.76%) Java EE
19 59 (0.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 488 (5.97%) Management Information System
2 349 (4.27%) Computer Science
3 273 (3.34%) Open Source
4 211 (2.58%) Mathematics
5 207 (2.53%) PKI
6 192 (2.35%) Clustering
7 153 (1.87%) RMADS
8 147 (1.80%) CESG
9 108 (1.32%) Blackberry
10 104 (1.27%) Physics
11 85 (1.04%) Mobile App
12 79 (0.97%) Statistics
12 79 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
13 74 (0.91%) GIS
14 68 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
15 67 (0.82%) Firmware
16 66 (0.81%) Replication
17 59 (0.72%) Data Integration
18 56 (0.69%) CESG CLAS
19 46 (0.56%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 1746 (21.36%) Windows
2 1062 (12.99%) Linux
3 589 (7.21%) UNIX
4 437 (5.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 422 (5.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 234 (2.86%) Solaris
6 234 (2.86%) Windows 7
7 193 (2.36%) Windows XP
8 158 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 154 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 142 (1.74%) HPUX
11 113 (1.38%) Android
12 73 (0.89%) Windows 2000
13 69 (0.84%) AIX
14 40 (0.49%) Apple iOS
15 37 (0.45%) Windows 8
16 34 (0.42%) Windows Vista
17 30 (0.37%) CentOS
18 29 (0.35%) Ubuntu
19 27 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1411 (17.26%) ITIL
2 696 (8.52%) PRINCE2
3 688 (8.42%) Project Management
4 623 (7.62%) Software Engineering
5 490 (6.00%) Service Management
6 445 (5.44%) Agile Software Development
6 445 (5.44%) Information Security
7 443 (5.42%) Risk Management
8 393 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 386 (4.72%) Service Delivery
10 339 (4.15%) Configuration Management
11 316 (3.87%) Change Management
12 312 (3.82%) UML
13 311 (3.81%) OO
14 285 (3.49%) Scrum
15 282 (3.45%) Business Development
16 279 (3.41%) Business Intelligence
17 273 (3.34%) Migration
18 260 (3.18%) Incident Management
19 255 (3.12%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1085 (13.28%) SQL
2 969 (11.86%) Java
3 716 (8.76%) C#
4 599 (7.33%) C
5 589 (7.21%) C++
6 447 (5.47%) JavaScript
7 256 (3.13%) Python
8 193 (2.36%) PowerShell
9 188 (2.30%) Perl
10 175 (2.14%) Shell Script
11 173 (2.12%) VB
11 173 (2.12%) VB.NET
12 130 (1.59%) PL/SQL
13 112 (1.37%) Bash Shell
14 104 (1.27%) T-SQL
15 103 (1.26%) PHP
16 98 (1.20%) ABAP
17 90 (1.10%) Ruby
18 70 (0.86%) MATLAB
19 68 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5007 (61.26%) SC Cleared
2 1252 (15.32%) DV Cleared
3 1222 (14.95%) Degree
4 349 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
5 314 (3.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 265 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 264 (3.23%) CISSP
8 223 (2.73%) ISEB
9 214 (2.62%) CCNP
10 183 (2.24%) CTC Cleared
11 169 (2.07%) CCNA
12 158 (1.93%) ISTQB
13 144 (1.76%) CISM
14 141 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 137 (1.68%) MCSE
16 136 (1.66%) MCP
17 92 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
18 81 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 76 (0.93%) BC Cleared
19 76 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 356 (4.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 338 (4.14%) SLA
3 324 (3.96%) QA
4 69 (0.84%) ISO 9001
5 68 (0.83%) JSP 440
6 55 (0.67%) PCI DSS
7 41 (0.50%) COBIT
8 40 (0.49%) Data Quality
9 21 (0.26%) DO-178B
10 18 (0.22%) TickIT
11 17 (0.21%) HMG Infosec
12 16 (0.20%) IEC 61508
13 15 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 15 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 13 (0.16%) ISO 9000
15 10 (0.12%) JTAG
16 6 (0.073%) BS25999
16 6 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 5 (0.061%) HL7
18 4 (0.049%) COSO
System Software
1 672 (8.22%) Active Directory
2 473 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 245 (3.00%) Hyper-V
4 191 (2.34%) VMware ESX
5 153 (1.87%) vSphere
6 137 (1.68%) XenApp
7 97 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
8 87 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
9 76 (0.93%) Terminal Services
10 68 (0.83%) XenDesktop
11 63 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
11 63 (0.77%) vCloud
12 56 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
13 53 (0.65%) Snort
14 52 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 46 (0.56%) ISA Server
16 22 (0.27%) NFS
17 21 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
18 18 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 16 (0.20%) UAG
Systems Management
1 211 (2.58%) SCCM
2 193 (2.36%) NetBackup
3 161 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
4 118 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 117 (1.43%) SCOM
6 80 (0.98%) Data Guard
7 68 (0.83%) Backup Exec
8 66 (0.81%) WSUS
9 52 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
9 52 (0.64%) Tivoli
9 52 (0.64%) OpenView
10 48 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 36 (0.44%) HP SIM
11 36 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
11 36 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 35 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 35 (0.43%) Puppet
12 35 (0.43%) SCDPM
13 33 (0.40%) SCVMM
13 33 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1490 (18.23%) Microsoft
2 1178 (14.41%) Oracle
3 797 (9.75%) VMware
4 688 (8.42%) Cisco
5 587 (7.18%) HP
6 494 (6.04%) Fujitsu
7 440 (5.38%) Citrix
8 351 (4.29%) Juniper
9 264 (3.23%) Symantec
10 252 (3.08%) SAP
11 218 (2.67%) Red Hat
11 218 (2.67%) CheckPoint
12 214 (2.62%) F5
13 206 (2.52%) IBM
14 163 (1.99%) McAfee
15 152 (1.86%) JBoss
16 138 (1.69%) EMC
17 133 (1.63%) Veritas
18 128 (1.57%) Remedy
19 115 (1.41%) NetApp
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Salary: Up to £42,000 and Profit share & benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £1 - 70k per year + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stone, Staffordshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Connectus
Salary: £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 40-55k plus benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £29000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits
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Bristol, Avon
LA International
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus/Health Cover/Pension/
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
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Salary: negotiable + car + benefits
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Advanced Resource Managers
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
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Salary: benefits package
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The People Network
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent Bens
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The People Network
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent Bens
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South Wales
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Salary: £24000.00 per annum + Plus Car
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The People Network
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Bens
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City, London
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Bens
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