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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 69 89 90
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +1
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4039 3243 3392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.51% 2.98% 2.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.93% 10.94% 10.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2855 2340 2766
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
31234 29651 33014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.26% 27.92%
Number of salaries quoted 24462 23940 28326
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £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 22 July 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 July 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 +22 3820 £47,500 +7.95% 487
South East +6 1822 £46,500 +8.13% 156
London +45 741 £50,000 - 130
Berkshire +16 681 £50,000 +11.11% 43
Hampshire +6 575 £48,000 +20.00% 64
Reading +5 450 £50,000 +11.11% 17
South West -2 394 £40,250 -0.92% 88
Surrey -1 353 £43,250 +1.76% 24
East of England +46 306 £50,000 +36.05% 32
West Midlands +28 304 £53,500 +18.88% 17
Hertfordshire +31 218 £65,000 +67.74% 10
Basingstoke +13 217 £45,000 +13.92% 8
North West +44 203 £45,000 +15.38% 34
City of London +69 199 £51,500 +3.00% 47
Birmingham +19 194 £60,000 +26.31% 5
Hemel Hempstead +9 160 £70,000 +55.55% 5
Gloucestershire -2 153 £41,000 -8.88% 28
Bracknell +4 136 £38,000 +20.63% 7
Bristol +4 128 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Guildford -1 99 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Woking +15 87 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Manchester +23 83 £45,750 +20.39% 8
Buckinghamshire +40 82 £44,000 +0.57% 11
Cheshire +24 82 £37,500 -16.66% 5
East Midlands -5 82 £40,000 +6.66% 8
Milton Keynes +47 74 £43,000 +4.24% 10
Wales +3 70 £45,000 +28.57% 10
Southampton +14 67 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Aldershot +1 63 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Leatherhead -7 62 £48,000 +14.97% 3

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 4956 (60.70%) SC Cleared
2 1739 (21.30%) Windows
3 1678 (20.55%) Finance
4 1490 (18.25%) Microsoft
5 1429 (17.50%) ITIL
6 1263 (15.47%) DV Cleared
7 1229 (15.05%) Degree
8 1148 (14.06%) Oracle
9 1112 (13.62%) SQL
10 1050 (12.86%) Linux
11 1015 (12.43%) Telecoms
12 962 (11.78%) Java
13 801 (9.81%) VMware
14 787 (9.64%) MS Excel
15 758 (9.28%) Retail
16 730 (8.94%) C#
17 702 (8.60%) PRINCE2
18 685 (8.39%) Cisco
19 677 (8.29%) Project Management
20 666 (8.16%) Active Directory
21 633 (7.75%) Software Engineering
22 629 (7.70%) Firewall
23 627 (7.68%) .NET
24 608 (7.45%) C
25 594 (7.27%) UNIX
26 590 (7.23%) C++
27 586 (7.18%) HP
28 545 (6.67%) SQL Server
29 492 (6.03%) Management Information System
30 486 (5.95%) Fujitsu

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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
1 464 (5.68%) SharePoint
2 328 (4.02%) MS Exchange
3 204 (2.50%) Apache
4 184 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 180 (2.20%) WebLogic
6 174 (2.13%) IIS
7 172 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 128 (1.57%) Lync
9 122 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
10 93 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
11 84 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
12 73 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
13 60 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
13 60 (0.73%) Tomcat
14 59 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 57 (0.70%) WebSphere
15 57 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
16 51 (0.62%) IBM Notes
17 44 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
18 40 (0.49%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 787 (9.64%) MS Excel
2 385 (4.72%) MS Office
3 192 (2.35%) MS Project
4 82 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 72 (0.88%) MS Visio
6 20 (0.24%) InfoPath
6 20 (0.24%) Simulink
7 12 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 8 (0.098%) CATIA
10 7 (0.086%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 6 (0.073%) Photoshop
12 5 (0.061%) Revit
13 3 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.024%) FrameMaker
14 2 (0.024%) SPSS
14 2 (0.024%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.012%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 209 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
2 182 (2.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 144 (1.76%) Oracle Applications
4 86 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
5 74 (0.91%) Oracle Financials
6 66 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
7 64 (0.78%) Oracle HRMS
8 45 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
9 44 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
9 44 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
10 43 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
11 41 (0.50%) SAP FI
11 41 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
11 41 (0.50%) SAP CO
12 40 (0.49%) Hyperion Planning
13 38 (0.47%) SAP SRM
14 36 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
15 34 (0.42%) HFM
16 30 (0.37%) Oracle iRecruitment
16 30 (0.37%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 62 (0.76%) SaaS
2 51 (0.62%) Office 365
3 48 (0.59%) IaaS
4 40 (0.49%) PaaS
5 32 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 28 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
7 16 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
7 16 (0.20%) Taleo
8 11 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
8 11 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (0.13%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.061%) Basecamp
10 4 (0.049%) Heroku
11 3 (0.037%) Force.com
12 2 (0.024%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.024%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.012%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 629 (7.70%) Firewall
2 323 (3.96%) DNS
3 321 (3.93%) SAN
4 315 (3.86%) TCP/IP
5 265 (3.25%) Network Security
6 260 (3.18%) LAN
7 259 (3.17%) WAN
8 247 (3.03%) DHCP
9 239 (2.93%) Internet
10 203 (2.49%) HTTP
11 187 (2.29%) Wireless
12 179 (2.19%) VPN
13 116 (1.42%) SSL
14 110 (1.35%) NAS
15 103 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
16 88 (1.08%) VoIP
17 83 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
18 74 (0.91%) MPLS
19 71 (0.87%) Wireshark
20 68 (0.83%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 545 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 251 (3.07%) Oracle Database
3 176 (2.16%) MySQL
4 110 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 109 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
6 106 (1.30%) Relational Database
7 94 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 92 (1.13%) Oracle BI EE
9 85 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 82 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 71 (0.87%) Hadoop
12 63 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
13 62 (0.76%) Big Data
14 61 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
15 56 (0.69%) Essbase
16 55 (0.67%) RDBMS
17 53 (0.65%) NoSQL
18 52 (0.64%) MongoDB
19 50 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
20 49 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 138 (1.69%) Subversion
2 112 (1.37%) Selenium
3 110 (1.35%) Visual Studio
4 106 (1.30%) Rational DOORS
5 97 (1.19%) Maven
6 93 (1.14%) LoadRunner
7 90 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 85 (1.04%) JUnit
9 83 (1.02%) JIRA
10 66 (0.81%) Eclipse
11 60 (0.73%) Rational Rhapsody
12 57 (0.70%) TestDirector
13 50 (0.61%) Git (software)
14 49 (0.60%) Jenkins
15 44 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
16 41 (0.50%) QuickTest Pro
17 37 (0.45%) ClearCase
18 33 (0.40%) Bugzilla
19 32 (0.39%) Ant
20 28 (0.34%) GDB
General
1 1678 (20.55%) Finance
2 1015 (12.43%) Telecoms
3 758 (9.28%) Retail
4 281 (3.44%) Military
5 214 (2.62%) Back Office
6 208 (2.55%) Legal
7 193 (2.36%) Aerospace
8 151 (1.85%) Electronics
9 121 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 121 (1.48%) Marketing
10 104 (1.27%) Law
11 96 (1.18%) Banking
12 46 (0.56%) German Language
13 39 (0.48%) Automotive
14 38 (0.47%) Advertising
15 29 (0.36%) Local Government
16 26 (0.32%) Billing
16 26 (0.32%) Financial Institution
17 22 (0.27%) Games
18 18 (0.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1153 (14.12%) Consultant
2 898 (11.00%) Developer
3 820 (10.04%) Architect
4 732 (8.97%) Analyst
5 528 (6.47%) Project Manager
6 352 (4.31%) Support Engineer
7 286 (3.50%) Software Engineer
8 280 (3.43%) Network Engineer
9 249 (3.05%) Oracle Consultant
10 231 (2.83%) Security Consultant
11 206 (2.52%) Administrator
12 199 (2.44%) Java Developer
13 177 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
14 176 (2.16%) Test Manager
15 171 (2.09%) Security Engineer
16 169 (2.07%) Senior Manager
17 162 (1.98%) DBA
18 157 (1.92%) Systems Engineer
19 150 (1.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 144 (1.76%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 627 (7.68%) .NET
2 438 (5.36%) HTML
3 354 (4.34%) XML
4 287 (3.52%) ASP.NET
5 273 (3.34%) Web Services
6 229 (2.80%) Spring
7 189 (2.31%) J2EE
8 185 (2.27%) Hibernate
9 179 (2.19%) Middleware
10 175 (2.14%) CSS
11 160 (1.96%) SOAP
12 144 (1.76%) .NET Framework
13 138 (1.69%) jQuery
14 127 (1.56%) HTML5
15 115 (1.41%) WCF
16 81 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
17 72 (0.88%) JSF
18 69 (0.85%) Ajax
19 63 (0.77%) REST
20 59 (0.72%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 492 (6.03%) Management Information System
2 347 (4.25%) Computer Science
3 260 (3.18%) Open Source
4 210 (2.57%) Mathematics
5 203 (2.49%) Clustering
6 200 (2.45%) PKI
7 151 (1.85%) RMADS
8 143 (1.75%) CESG
9 103 (1.26%) Physics
10 96 (1.18%) Blackberry
11 74 (0.91%) Firmware
12 73 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
13 72 (0.88%) Mobile App
14 71 (0.87%) Replication
14 71 (0.87%) Statistics
15 67 (0.82%) GIS
16 63 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
17 56 (0.69%) CESG CLAS
18 53 (0.65%) Data Integration
19 46 (0.56%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 1739 (21.30%) Windows
2 1050 (12.86%) Linux
3 594 (7.27%) UNIX
4 455 (5.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 431 (5.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 240 (2.94%) Solaris
7 235 (2.88%) Windows 7
8 182 (2.23%) Windows XP
9 156 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 151 (1.85%) HPUX
11 150 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 105 (1.29%) Android
13 77 (0.94%) Windows 2000
14 73 (0.89%) AIX
15 37 (0.45%) Windows Vista
16 35 (0.43%) Windows 8
17 30 (0.37%) Apple iOS
18 26 (0.32%) Ubuntu
19 25 (0.31%) Debian
19 25 (0.31%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1429 (17.50%) ITIL
2 702 (8.60%) PRINCE2
3 677 (8.29%) Project Management
4 633 (7.75%) Software Engineering
5 477 (5.84%) Service Management
6 439 (5.38%) Risk Management
7 437 (5.35%) Agile Software Development
8 433 (5.30%) Information Security
9 413 (5.06%) Service Delivery
10 398 (4.87%) Stakeholder Management
11 344 (4.21%) Configuration Management
12 316 (3.87%) OO
13 314 (3.85%) Change Management
14 294 (3.60%) UML
15 285 (3.49%) Business Intelligence
15 285 (3.49%) Business Development
16 270 (3.31%) Scrum
17 259 (3.17%) Migration
18 256 (3.14%) Change Control
19 250 (3.06%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1112 (13.62%) SQL
2 962 (11.78%) Java
3 730 (8.94%) C#
4 608 (7.45%) C
5 590 (7.23%) C++
6 435 (5.33%) JavaScript
7 255 (3.12%) Python
8 199 (2.44%) PowerShell
9 190 (2.33%) Perl
10 186 (2.28%) VB
10 186 (2.28%) VB.NET
11 176 (2.16%) Shell Script
12 129 (1.58%) PL/SQL
13 120 (1.47%) T-SQL
14 109 (1.33%) ABAP
15 108 (1.32%) Bash Shell
16 91 (1.11%) PHP
17 89 (1.09%) Ruby
18 69 (0.85%) MATLAB
19 68 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4956 (60.70%) SC Cleared
2 1263 (15.47%) DV Cleared
3 1229 (15.05%) Degree
4 345 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
5 326 (3.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 272 (3.33%) CISSP
7 264 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 220 (2.69%) CCNP
9 218 (2.67%) ISEB
10 203 (2.49%) CTC Cleared
11 161 (1.97%) CCNA
12 158 (1.94%) ISTQB
13 147 (1.80%) CISM
14 141 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 136 (1.67%) MCP
16 135 (1.65%) MCSE
17 94 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
18 78 (0.96%) MCITP
19 76 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 72 (0.88%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 345 (4.23%) SLA
2 344 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 327 (4.00%) QA
4 72 (0.88%) ISO 9001
5 65 (0.80%) JSP 440
6 53 (0.65%) PCI DSS
7 46 (0.56%) COBIT
8 31 (0.38%) Data Quality
9 22 (0.27%) DO-178B
10 18 (0.22%) HMG Infosec
10 18 (0.22%) TickIT
11 17 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 16 (0.20%) IEC 61508
13 14 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 10 (0.12%) ISO 9000
15 9 (0.11%) JTAG
16 8 (0.098%) BS25999
17 6 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 5 (0.061%) BS7799
18 5 (0.061%) HL7
System Software
1 666 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 463 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 233 (2.85%) Hyper-V
4 193 (2.36%) VMware ESX
5 156 (1.91%) vSphere
6 137 (1.68%) XenApp
7 89 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
8 86 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
9 75 (0.92%) Terminal Services
10 72 (0.88%) XenDesktop
11 67 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
12 61 (0.75%) vCloud
13 58 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
14 53 (0.65%) Snort
15 45 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 45 (0.55%) ISA Server
16 22 (0.27%) NFS
17 21 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 21 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
18 17 (0.21%) UAG
Systems Management
1 209 (2.56%) SCCM
2 201 (2.46%) NetBackup
3 150 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
4 116 (1.42%) SCOM
5 114 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
6 73 (0.89%) Data Guard
7 70 (0.86%) Backup Exec
8 69 (0.85%) WSUS
9 61 (0.75%) Tivoli
10 54 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
11 52 (0.64%) OpenView
12 47 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 42 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 42 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
14 39 (0.48%) HP SIM
15 35 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 33 (0.40%) Nagios
17 31 (0.38%) Nessus
17 31 (0.38%) Puppet
17 31 (0.38%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1490 (18.25%) Microsoft
2 1148 (14.06%) Oracle
3 801 (9.81%) VMware
4 685 (8.39%) Cisco
5 586 (7.18%) HP
6 486 (5.95%) Fujitsu
7 451 (5.52%) Citrix
8 342 (4.19%) Juniper
9 272 (3.33%) Symantec
10 266 (3.26%) SAP
11 224 (2.74%) CheckPoint
12 216 (2.65%) Red Hat
13 215 (2.63%) IBM
13 215 (2.63%) F5
14 167 (2.05%) McAfee
15 157 (1.92%) JBoss
16 138 (1.69%) EMC
17 136 (1.67%) Remedy
18 134 (1.64%) Veritas
19 117 (1.43%) NetApp
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 + 15% bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 + 15% bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 + 15% bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £1 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
X4 Group
Salary: £36k - 38k per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £68000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Steria
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £25k - 28k per year + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum 15% of salary cash/benefits package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per week + Plus generous benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
UKHO
Salary: From £60,064 to £66,270 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
ECM Selection
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Steria
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + 15% Flexible Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
CGI
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire
ARM Technology
Salary: £50000 - £56000 per annum + bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Steria
Salary: From £0 to £30,000 per annum plus 5% flexible benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago