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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 78 87 84
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4016 3414 3742
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.38% 3.09% 3.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.43% 11.09% 10.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2943 2204 2946
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
32296 30771 34641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.85% 27.79%
Number of salaries quoted 25797 24744 29405
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +9 3670 £45,000 +5.88% 244
South East +8 1756 £45,000 +5.88% 118
London +9 712 £52,500 +5.00% 53
Hampshire +5 552 £45,000 - 43
Berkshire +5 498 £48,500 +7.77% 38
South West -11 417 £40,000 -5.88% 29
Surrey 0 356 £47,500 +12.42% 20
Reading +18 311 £47,500 -5.00% 22
City of London +74 225 £49,500 +8.19% 7
North West +27 213 £35,000 -7.89% 11
East of England 0 211 £42,500 - 13
West Midlands +36 206 £41,500 +10.66% 7
Gloucestershire -1 199 £40,000 -5.88% 13
Buckinghamshire +82 154 £45,000 -16.66% 5
Hertfordshire +18 133 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Basingstoke +7 131 £41,600 +10.93% 6
Bracknell +3 117 £44,250 +23.77% 11
Milton Keynes +76 110 £44,250 -14.90% 3
Guildford -2 105 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Wales +14 100 £42,000 +40.00% 3
Cheshire +16 99 £37,725 +7.78% 3
Cheltenham +5 86 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Southampton -1 82 £45,000 - 4
Bristol -13 82 £40,000 -11.11% 5
East Midlands +20 81 £32,500 +1.56% 5
Manchester +24 79 £31,000 -11.42% 3
Yorkshire -62 79 £34,175 +19.91% 4
South Wales +26 77 £44,500 +43.54% 3
Birmingham +14 76 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Scotland -5 76 £40,000 - 3

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4058 (58.85%) SC Cleared
2 1487 (21.57%) Windows
3 1334 (19.35%) Microsoft
4 1332 (19.32%) ITIL
5 1327 (19.25%) Finance
6 1057 (15.33%) DV Cleared
7 1010 (14.65%) SQL
8 971 (14.08%) Degree
9 949 (13.76%) Linux
10 844 (12.24%) Oracle
11 842 (12.21%) Telecoms
12 817 (11.85%) Java
13 741 (10.75%) MS Excel
14 736 (10.67%) VMware
15 686 (9.95%) Cisco
16 633 (9.18%) .NET
17 616 (8.93%) PRINCE2
18 585 (8.48%) Retail
19 581 (8.43%) SQL Server
20 575 (8.34%) C#
21 570 (8.27%) Active Directory
22 568 (8.24%) Project Management
23 567 (8.22%) UNIX
24 538 (7.80%) Software Engineering
25 535 (7.76%) Firewall
26 507 (7.35%) C
26 507 (7.35%) Citrix
27 500 (7.25%) C++
28 484 (7.02%) HP
29 424 (6.15%) Service Delivery

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 354 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 288 (4.18%) MS Exchange
3 184 (2.67%) WebLogic
4 176 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 167 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
6 161 (2.34%) Apache
7 139 (2.02%) IIS
8 111 (1.61%) Lync
8 111 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
9 64 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2000
10 63 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
11 62 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
12 61 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 57 (0.83%) Tomcat
13 57 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
14 52 (0.75%) WebSphere
15 46 (0.67%) IBM Notes
16 31 (0.45%) NetWeaver
17 27 (0.39%) MS Project Server
18 24 (0.35%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 741 (10.75%) MS Excel
2 322 (4.67%) MS Office
3 149 (2.16%) MS Project
4 61 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 37 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 27 (0.39%) Simulink
7 12 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 9 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 7 (0.10%) CATIA
11 4 (0.058%) Windchill
11 4 (0.058%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 4 (0.058%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.058%) Revit
12 3 (0.044%) SPSS
13 2 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.015%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.015%) NASTRAN
14 1 (0.015%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 154 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
2 116 (1.68%) Oracle EBS R12
3 88 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
4 76 (1.10%) SAP SRM
5 57 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
6 49 (0.71%) SAP FI
6 49 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
6 49 (0.71%) SAP CO
7 47 (0.68%) Oracle HRMS
8 43 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
9 41 (0.59%) SAP MM
10 40 (0.58%) HFM
11 37 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
12 33 (0.48%) Hyperion Planning
13 30 (0.44%) SAP SD
14 28 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
14 28 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
15 26 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
15 26 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
16 22 (0.32%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 63 (0.91%) SaaS
2 31 (0.45%) PaaS
3 29 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (0.42%) IaaS
4 28 (0.41%) Office 365
5 26 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (0.16%) Amazon S3
6 11 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (0.058%) Heroku
8 3 (0.044%) Force.com
9 1 (0.015%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.015%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 535 (7.76%) Firewall
2 318 (4.61%) SAN
3 303 (4.39%) Network Security
4 276 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 268 (3.89%) WAN
6 267 (3.87%) LAN
7 237 (3.44%) DNS
8 222 (3.22%) DHCP
9 182 (2.64%) Internet
10 152 (2.20%) HTTP
11 151 (2.19%) Wireless
12 139 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
13 136 (1.97%) VPN
14 100 (1.45%) VoIP
15 99 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
16 91 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
17 88 (1.28%) SSL
18 83 (1.20%) MPLS
19 81 (1.17%) NAS
20 65 (0.94%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 581 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 217 (3.15%) Oracle Database
3 161 (2.34%) MySQL
4 127 (1.84%) Oracle BI EE
5 113 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 113 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 100 (1.45%) Essbase
6 100 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
7 97 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 90 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
9 89 (1.29%) SAP BI
10 86 (1.25%) Relational Database
10 86 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
11 64 (0.93%) Big Data
12 63 (0.91%) Hadoop
12 63 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
13 60 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
14 56 (0.81%) Oracle ODI
15 55 (0.80%) SAP BW
16 54 (0.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 118 (1.71%) Visual Studio
2 97 (1.41%) Subversion
3 85 (1.23%) Maven
4 76 (1.10%) LoadRunner
5 69 (1.00%) Selenium
6 68 (0.99%) Rational DOORS
7 61 (0.88%) Eclipse
8 55 (0.80%) Rational Rhapsody
8 55 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 55 (0.80%) JUnit
9 47 (0.68%) Git (software)
10 43 (0.62%) Jenkins
11 36 (0.52%) JIRA
12 29 (0.42%) ClearCase
13 28 (0.41%) TestDirector
14 27 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
15 26 (0.38%) NUnit
15 26 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
16 25 (0.36%) Trac
17 20 (0.29%) Ant
General
1 1327 (19.25%) Finance
2 842 (12.21%) Telecoms
3 585 (8.48%) Retail
4 247 (3.58%) Military
5 210 (3.05%) Legal
6 172 (2.49%) Back Office
7 149 (2.16%) Aerospace
8 140 (2.03%) Manufacturing
8 140 (2.03%) Electronics
9 89 (1.29%) Marketing
10 66 (0.96%) Banking
11 57 (0.83%) Law
12 48 (0.70%) Advertising
13 37 (0.54%) Local Government
14 32 (0.46%) Automotive
15 28 (0.41%) Games
16 26 (0.38%) Billing
17 20 (0.29%) Financial Institution
18 16 (0.23%) General Ledger
19 11 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 941 (13.65%) Consultant
2 783 (11.36%) Developer
3 639 (9.27%) Architect
4 581 (8.43%) Analyst
5 499 (7.24%) Project Manager
6 267 (3.87%) Software Engineer
7 254 (3.68%) Network Engineer
8 231 (3.35%) Support Engineer
9 220 (3.19%) Administrator
10 178 (2.58%) Security Consultant
11 168 (2.44%) Systems Engineer
12 161 (2.34%) .NET Developer
13 160 (2.32%) Oracle Consultant
14 159 (2.31%) Java Developer
15 158 (2.29%) DBA
16 152 (2.20%) Security Engineer
17 132 (1.91%) Tester
18 128 (1.86%) Test Manager
19 122 (1.77%) Technical Architect
20 120 (1.74%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 633 (9.18%) .NET
2 367 (5.32%) HTML
3 281 (4.08%) ASP.NET
4 259 (3.76%) XML
5 205 (2.97%) Spring
6 200 (2.90%) Web Services
7 174 (2.52%) J2EE
8 169 (2.45%) CSS
9 164 (2.38%) Hibernate
10 144 (2.09%) jQuery
11 112 (1.62%) Middleware
12 111 (1.61%) .NET Framework
13 102 (1.48%) SOAP
14 97 (1.41%) HTML5
15 95 (1.38%) WCF
16 84 (1.22%) SAP PI
17 66 (0.96%) SAP XI
18 63 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
19 61 (0.88%) Ajax
20 54 (0.78%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 406 (5.89%) Management Information System
2 261 (3.79%) Computer Science
3 201 (2.92%) Open Source
4 196 (2.84%) Clustering
5 157 (2.28%) Mathematics
6 139 (2.02%) PKI
7 128 (1.86%) CESG
8 119 (1.73%) RMADS
9 89 (1.29%) Physics
10 85 (1.23%) Blackberry
11 70 (1.02%) GIS
12 68 (0.99%) Replication
13 62 (0.90%) Firmware
14 58 (0.84%) CESG CLAS
15 52 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
16 51 (0.74%) Mobile App
16 51 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
16 51 (0.74%) iPhone
17 50 (0.73%) Visualisation
18 45 (0.65%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1487 (21.57%) Windows
2 949 (13.76%) Linux
3 567 (8.22%) UNIX
4 375 (5.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 340 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 219 (3.18%) Solaris
7 185 (2.68%) Windows 7
8 143 (2.07%) Windows XP
9 142 (2.06%) HPUX
10 116 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 95 (1.38%) Android
12 79 (1.15%) Windows 2000
13 76 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
14 75 (1.09%) AIX
15 44 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
16 26 (0.38%) Apple iOS
17 25 (0.36%) Windows Vista
18 24 (0.35%) CentOS
19 23 (0.33%) Windows 8
20 20 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1332 (19.32%) ITIL
2 616 (8.93%) PRINCE2
3 568 (8.24%) Project Management
4 538 (7.80%) Software Engineering
5 424 (6.15%) Service Delivery
6 401 (5.82%) Service Management
7 356 (5.16%) Information Security
8 340 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 320 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
10 313 (4.54%) Risk Management
11 287 (4.16%) Business Intelligence
12 269 (3.90%) OO
13 253 (3.67%) Configuration Management
14 234 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
15 227 (3.29%) Change Management
16 221 (3.21%) Business Development
17 209 (3.03%) Cyber Security
18 208 (3.02%) Information Assurance
19 203 (2.94%) UML
20 201 (2.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1010 (14.65%) SQL
2 817 (11.85%) Java
3 575 (8.34%) C#
4 507 (7.35%) C
5 500 (7.25%) C++
6 345 (5.00%) JavaScript
7 218 (3.16%) Python
8 208 (3.02%) Perl
9 193 (2.80%) Shell Script
10 177 (2.57%) PowerShell
11 167 (2.42%) VB
12 160 (2.32%) VB.NET
13 148 (2.15%) T-SQL
14 123 (1.78%) PL/SQL
15 122 (1.77%) ABAP
16 103 (1.49%) PHP
17 98 (1.42%) Bash Shell
18 70 (1.02%) Ruby
19 66 (0.96%) MATLAB
20 62 (0.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4058 (58.85%) SC Cleared
2 1057 (15.33%) DV Cleared
3 971 (14.08%) Degree
4 369 (5.35%) Cisco Certification
5 322 (4.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 294 (4.26%) CISSP
7 283 (4.10%) CCNP
8 221 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 217 (3.15%) CTC Cleared
10 199 (2.89%) ISEB
11 163 (2.36%) CCNA
12 152 (2.20%) ISTQB
13 147 (2.13%) MCSE
14 127 (1.84%) CISM
14 127 (1.84%) MCP
15 86 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 82 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 77 (1.12%) CISA
18 72 (1.04%) MCITP
19 65 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 359 (5.21%) SLA
2 283 (4.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 233 (3.38%) QA
4 69 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 58 (0.84%) JSP 440
6 47 (0.68%) ISO 9001
7 36 (0.52%) COBIT
8 16 (0.23%) GPG13
9 15 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 14 (0.20%) DO-178B
11 12 (0.17%) HMG Infosec
11 12 (0.17%) CESG Infosec
12 11 (0.16%) TickIT
13 10 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 9 (0.13%) IEC 61508
14 9 (0.13%) Data Quality
15 8 (0.12%) BS25999
16 7 (0.10%) ISO 14001
16 7 (0.10%) BS7799
17 5 (0.073%) JTAG
System Software
1 570 (8.27%) Active Directory
2 399 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (2.61%) vSphere
4 174 (2.52%) Hyper-V
5 169 (2.45%) VMware ESX
6 153 (2.22%) XenApp
7 86 (1.25%) Terminal Services
8 82 (1.19%) XenDesktop
9 80 (1.16%) Oracle RMAN
10 71 (1.03%) vCloud
11 68 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
11 68 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
12 48 (0.70%) ISA Server
13 47 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
14 41 (0.59%) Snort
15 32 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 20 (0.29%) XenServer
17 19 (0.28%) UAG
18 18 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
19 17 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 201 (2.92%) NetBackup
2 180 (2.61%) SCCM
3 101 (1.46%) SCOM
4 86 (1.25%) Backup Exec
5 83 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
6 80 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
7 70 (1.02%) Tivoli
8 63 (0.91%) WSUS
8 63 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
9 56 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 56 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
10 52 (0.75%) HP SIM
11 48 (0.70%) Data Guard
12 38 (0.55%) Nessus
13 32 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 32 (0.46%) OpenView
14 29 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
15 27 (0.39%) ARCserve
15 27 (0.39%) Nagios
16 25 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1334 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 844 (12.24%) Oracle
3 736 (10.67%) VMware
4 686 (9.95%) Cisco
5 507 (7.35%) Citrix
6 484 (7.02%) HP
7 389 (5.64%) Fujitsu
8 352 (5.11%) Juniper
9 312 (4.53%) SAP
10 256 (3.71%) CheckPoint
11 249 (3.61%) Symantec
12 239 (3.47%) F5
13 201 (2.92%) McAfee
14 185 (2.68%) IBM
15 166 (2.41%) Red Hat
16 144 (2.09%) Remedy
17 138 (2.00%) Blue Coat
18 134 (1.94%) NetApp
19 129 (1.87%) EMC
20 127 (1.84%) JBoss
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable upon Application
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable upon Application
Posted: 5 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive salary plus package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Excellent Salary Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Excellent Salary Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Excellent Salary Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Excellent Salary Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Excellent Salary Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Excellent Salary Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive salary package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitve salary plus package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Devon
Roc Search
Salary: £23000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Streamline Connections
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Bonus and benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum 9-18% Bonus, £4,000 car allowance, 6
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London
set2recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum 10-20% Bonus, £4,000 car allowance a
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