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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 77 88 85
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 4065 3419 3741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.35% 3.08% 2.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.38% 11.06% 10.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2960 2187 2931
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 £44,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.40%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
32831 30927 34904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 27.85% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 26235 24874 29613
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 18 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 18 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 +13 3720 £45,000 +5.88% 426
South East +6 1752 £45,000 +5.88% 142
London +22 747 £52,500 +5.00% 103
Hampshire +2 551 £45,000 +5.88% 52
Berkshire +2 488 £47,500 +5.55% 31
South West -13 411 £40,000 -5.88% 84
Surrey +1 346 £47,500 +13.09% 26
Reading +20 307 £47,500 -5.00% 18
City of London +81 243 £49,250 +1.02% 30
North West +26 229 £35,000 -6.66% 15
West Midlands +39 219 £41,500 +10.66% 13
East of England +9 210 £43,750 +2.94% 36
Gloucestershire -2 198 £40,000 -5.88% 23
Buckinghamshire +86 168 £43,500 -21.97% 15
Hertfordshire +19 135 £47,500 +11.76% 7
Basingstoke +5 124 £41,700 +11.20% 10
Milton Keynes +72 116 £43,500 -19.44% 10
Bracknell +2 116 £47,500 +30.13% 4
Cheshire +14 103 £37,950 +16.76% 6
Guildford -6 98 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Wales +15 96 £41,250 +37.50% 9
Manchester +31 87 £31,000 -11.42% 3
Cheltenham +8 87 £40,000 -11.11% 9
East Midlands +9 83 £30,000 -6.25% 6
Southampton -5 81 £45,000 - 9
Bristol -14 81 £41,250 -8.33% 14
Yorkshire -62 81 £33,350 +17.01% 15
Birmingham +19 80 £52,500 +16.66% 3
South Wales +31 75 £44,500 +27.14% 9
Scotland -12 75 £40,000 - 7

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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 4039 (58.68%) SC Cleared
2 1503 (21.84%) Windows
3 1351 (19.63%) ITIL
4 1344 (19.53%) Microsoft
5 1320 (19.18%) Finance
6 1062 (15.43%) DV Cleared
7 1019 (14.80%) SQL
8 947 (13.76%) Linux
9 939 (13.64%) Degree
10 841 (12.22%) Oracle
11 836 (12.15%) Telecoms
12 796 (11.56%) Java
13 747 (10.85%) MS Excel
14 744 (10.81%) VMware
15 688 (10.00%) Cisco
16 633 (9.20%) .NET
17 603 (8.76%) PRINCE2
18 582 (8.46%) Retail
19 579 (8.41%) SQL Server
20 577 (8.38%) Active Directory
21 574 (8.34%) UNIX
22 566 (8.22%) C#
23 559 (8.12%) Project Management
24 538 (7.82%) Firewall
25 532 (7.73%) Software Engineering
26 514 (7.47%) Citrix
27 501 (7.28%) C
28 493 (7.16%) C++
29 489 (7.10%) HP
30 430 (6.25%) Service Delivery

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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
1 353 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 288 (4.18%) MS Exchange
3 190 (2.76%) WebLogic
4 178 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 167 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 157 (2.28%) Apache
7 138 (2.00%) IIS
8 113 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 110 (1.60%) Lync
10 67 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2000
11 64 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 62 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
13 60 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
14 59 (0.86%) Tomcat
15 58 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
16 54 (0.78%) WebSphere
17 44 (0.64%) IBM Notes
18 27 (0.39%) MS Project Server
18 27 (0.39%) NetWeaver
19 23 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 747 (10.85%) MS Excel
2 321 (4.66%) MS Office
3 145 (2.11%) MS Project
4 61 (0.89%) 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 5 (0.073%) Photoshop
12 4 (0.058%) Windchill
12 4 (0.058%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 4 (0.058%) Revit
13 3 (0.044%) SPSS
14 2 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.015%) PowerPivot
15 1 (0.015%) PrintSoft PReS
15 1 (0.015%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 167 (2.43%) Oracle EBS
2 129 (1.87%) Oracle EBS R12
3 90 (1.31%) Oracle Applications
4 83 (1.21%) SAP SRM
5 59 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
6 54 (0.78%) SAP FI
6 54 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
6 54 (0.78%) SAP CO
7 49 (0.71%) Oracle HRMS
8 46 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
9 45 (0.65%) SAP MM
10 38 (0.55%) HFM
11 37 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
12 34 (0.49%) SAP SD
13 29 (0.42%) Oracle 11i
14 28 (0.41%) Hyperion Planning
15 27 (0.39%) SAP CRM
15 27 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
16 25 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
16 25 (0.36%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 62 (0.90%) SaaS
2 30 (0.44%) PaaS
3 29 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (0.42%) IaaS
4 28 (0.41%) Office 365
5 27 (0.39%) 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 2 (0.029%) Force.com
9 1 (0.015%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.015%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 538 (7.82%) Firewall
2 317 (4.61%) SAN
3 306 (4.45%) Network Security
4 274 (3.98%) TCP/IP
5 269 (3.91%) WAN
6 268 (3.89%) LAN
7 247 (3.59%) DNS
8 225 (3.27%) DHCP
9 183 (2.66%) Internet
10 157 (2.28%) HTTP
11 144 (2.09%) Wireless
12 139 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
12 139 (2.02%) VPN
13 101 (1.47%) VoIP
14 99 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
15 91 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
16 90 (1.31%) SSL
17 84 (1.22%) MPLS
18 81 (1.18%) NAS
19 68 (0.99%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 579 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 224 (3.25%) Oracle Database
3 157 (2.28%) MySQL
4 134 (1.95%) Oracle BI EE
5 119 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
6 115 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 101 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
8 99 (1.44%) Essbase
9 97 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 96 (1.39%) SAP BI
11 92 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
12 89 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
13 82 (1.19%) Relational Database
14 63 (0.92%) Big Data
15 62 (0.90%) Hadoop
16 61 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
17 60 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
17 60 (0.87%) SAP BW
18 57 (0.83%) Oracle ODI
19 54 (0.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 116 (1.69%) Visual Studio
2 101 (1.47%) Subversion
3 83 (1.21%) Maven
4 73 (1.06%) LoadRunner
5 69 (1.00%) Selenium
6 67 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
7 60 (0.87%) Eclipse
8 55 (0.80%) JUnit
8 55 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 55 (0.80%) Rational Rhapsody
9 48 (0.70%) Git (software)
10 43 (0.62%) Jenkins
11 36 (0.52%) JIRA
12 28 (0.41%) ClearCase
13 27 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
13 27 (0.39%) NUnit
14 25 (0.36%) Trac
15 24 (0.35%) TestDirector
15 24 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
16 21 (0.31%) Ant
General
1 1320 (19.18%) Finance
2 836 (12.15%) Telecoms
3 582 (8.46%) Retail
4 243 (3.53%) Military
5 215 (3.12%) Legal
6 172 (2.50%) Back Office
7 142 (2.06%) Aerospace
8 136 (1.98%) Manufacturing
9 133 (1.93%) Electronics
10 88 (1.28%) Marketing
11 64 (0.93%) Banking
12 53 (0.77%) Law
13 46 (0.67%) Advertising
14 40 (0.58%) Local Government
15 30 (0.44%) Automotive
16 28 (0.41%) Games
17 26 (0.38%) Billing
18 18 (0.26%) Financial Institution
19 15 (0.22%) General Ledger
20 11 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 925 (13.44%) Consultant
2 784 (11.39%) Developer
3 639 (9.28%) Architect
4 571 (8.30%) Analyst
5 486 (7.06%) Project Manager
6 269 (3.91%) Software Engineer
7 254 (3.69%) Network Engineer
8 237 (3.44%) Support Engineer
9 232 (3.37%) Administrator
10 175 (2.54%) Security Consultant
11 167 (2.43%) Systems Engineer
12 164 (2.38%) DBA
13 161 (2.34%) .NET Developer
13 161 (2.34%) Oracle Consultant
14 154 (2.24%) Security Engineer
15 152 (2.21%) Java Developer
16 126 (1.83%) Tester
17 121 (1.76%) Software Developer
18 120 (1.74%) SAP Consultant
18 120 (1.74%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 633 (9.20%) .NET
2 358 (5.20%) HTML
3 280 (4.07%) ASP.NET
4 263 (3.82%) XML
5 202 (2.93%) Spring
6 195 (2.83%) Web Services
7 174 (2.53%) CSS
8 168 (2.44%) J2EE
9 161 (2.34%) Hibernate
10 148 (2.15%) jQuery
11 115 (1.67%) Middleware
12 110 (1.60%) .NET Framework
13 100 (1.45%) SOAP
14 95 (1.38%) WCF
15 94 (1.37%) HTML5
16 89 (1.29%) SAP PI
17 69 (1.00%) SAP XI
18 65 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
19 59 (0.86%) Ajax
20 53 (0.77%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 404 (5.87%) Management Information System
2 256 (3.72%) Computer Science
3 203 (2.95%) Open Source
4 201 (2.92%) Clustering
5 144 (2.09%) Mathematics
6 137 (1.99%) PKI
7 121 (1.76%) CESG
8 120 (1.74%) RMADS
9 88 (1.28%) Blackberry
10 83 (1.21%) Physics
11 70 (1.02%) Replication
12 68 (0.99%) GIS
13 59 (0.86%) Firmware
14 56 (0.81%) CESG CLAS
15 53 (0.77%) iPhone
16 52 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
17 50 (0.73%) Visualisation
18 49 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
19 47 (0.68%) Statistics
20 46 (0.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1503 (21.84%) Windows
2 947 (13.76%) Linux
3 574 (8.34%) UNIX
4 381 (5.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 339 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 219 (3.18%) Solaris
7 183 (2.66%) Windows 7
8 147 (2.14%) Windows XP
9 137 (1.99%) HPUX
10 116 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 99 (1.44%) Android
12 81 (1.18%) Windows 2000
13 78 (1.13%) AIX
14 76 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
15 50 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
16 27 (0.39%) CentOS
17 26 (0.38%) Apple iOS
17 26 (0.38%) Windows Vista
18 21 (0.31%) Windows 8
19 19 (0.28%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1351 (19.63%) ITIL
2 603 (8.76%) PRINCE2
3 559 (8.12%) Project Management
4 532 (7.73%) Software Engineering
5 430 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 407 (5.91%) Service Management
7 362 (5.26%) Information Security
8 332 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 311 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
10 304 (4.42%) Risk Management
11 295 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
12 265 (3.85%) OO
13 250 (3.63%) Configuration Management
14 239 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
15 232 (3.37%) Change Management
16 212 (3.08%) Business Development
17 208 (3.02%) Cyber Security
18 203 (2.95%) Information Assurance
19 200 (2.91%) UML
20 198 (2.88%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1019 (14.80%) SQL
2 796 (11.56%) Java
3 566 (8.22%) C#
4 501 (7.28%) C
5 493 (7.16%) C++
6 335 (4.87%) JavaScript
7 221 (3.21%) Python
8 206 (2.99%) Perl
9 187 (2.72%) Shell Script
10 183 (2.66%) PowerShell
11 165 (2.40%) VB
12 157 (2.28%) VB.NET
13 151 (2.19%) T-SQL
14 127 (1.85%) PL/SQL
14 127 (1.85%) ABAP
15 107 (1.55%) PHP
16 100 (1.45%) Bash Shell
17 70 (1.02%) Ruby
18 69 (1.00%) MATLAB
19 66 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4039 (58.68%) SC Cleared
2 1062 (15.43%) DV Cleared
3 939 (13.64%) Degree
4 381 (5.54%) Cisco Certification
5 314 (4.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 287 (4.17%) CCNP
7 285 (4.14%) CISSP
8 224 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 212 (3.08%) CTC Cleared
10 192 (2.79%) ISEB
11 170 (2.47%) CCNA
12 151 (2.19%) MCSE
13 145 (2.11%) ISTQB
14 133 (1.93%) MCP
15 125 (1.82%) CISM
16 83 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 83 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 74 (1.08%) CISA
18 73 (1.06%) MCITP
19 68 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 368 (5.35%) SLA
2 281 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 230 (3.34%) QA
4 74 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 55 (0.80%) JSP 440
6 46 (0.67%) ISO 9001
7 34 (0.49%) COBIT
8 16 (0.23%) GPG13
9 14 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (0.20%) DO-178B
10 12 (0.17%) CESG Infosec
11 11 (0.16%) HMG Infosec
12 10 (0.15%) TickIT
12 10 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 8 (0.12%) BS25999
13 8 (0.12%) IEC 61508
14 7 (0.10%) Data Quality
14 7 (0.10%) BS7799
14 7 (0.10%) ISO 14001
15 4 (0.058%) JTAG
System Software
1 577 (8.38%) Active Directory
2 410 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 183 (2.66%) vSphere
4 181 (2.63%) Hyper-V
5 167 (2.43%) VMware ESX
6 157 (2.28%) XenApp
7 93 (1.35%) Terminal Services
8 83 (1.21%) Oracle RMAN
9 79 (1.15%) XenDesktop
10 74 (1.08%) vCloud
11 72 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
12 66 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
13 49 (0.71%) ISA Server
14 47 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
15 37 (0.54%) Snort
16 33 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 22 (0.32%) XenServer
18 21 (0.31%) UAG
19 20 (0.29%) MetaFrame
19 20 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 204 (2.96%) NetBackup
2 182 (2.64%) SCCM
3 106 (1.54%) SCOM
4 90 (1.31%) Backup Exec
5 85 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 75 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
7 74 (1.08%) Tivoli
8 65 (0.94%) WSUS
9 61 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
10 60 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
11 59 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 54 (0.78%) HP SIM
13 46 (0.67%) Data Guard
14 38 (0.55%) Nessus
15 33 (0.48%) OpenView
16 32 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 30 (0.44%) ARCserve
17 30 (0.44%) HP Data Protector
18 27 (0.39%) Nagios
19 25 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1344 (19.53%) Microsoft
2 841 (12.22%) Oracle
3 744 (10.81%) VMware
4 688 (10.00%) Cisco
5 514 (7.47%) Citrix
6 489 (7.10%) HP
7 386 (5.61%) Fujitsu
8 358 (5.20%) Juniper
9 313 (4.55%) SAP
10 258 (3.75%) CheckPoint
11 247 (3.59%) Symantec
12 244 (3.54%) F5
13 205 (2.98%) McAfee
14 188 (2.73%) IBM
15 162 (2.35%) Red Hat
16 151 (2.19%) Remedy
17 139 (2.02%) Blue Coat
18 131 (1.90%) EMC
19 128 (1.86%) NetApp
20 122 (1.77%) JBoss
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Thales
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Thales
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Thales
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £29000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + flexi Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £60k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + Benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £42k - 47k per year + bonus + package.
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £85k - 90k per year + benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Sogeti
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Sogeti
Posted: 2 days ago
Templecombe, Somerset
Thales
Posted: 2 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Boeing
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
KDR
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Connectus
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Connectus
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago