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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 88 74 96
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +22
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 3463 4014 3123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.13% 3.46% 2.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.46% 12.80% 10.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2691 2810 2247
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,712 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +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
30213 31356 29211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.32% 27.01% 27.11%
Number of salaries quoted 24442 24295 23735
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 2 September 2015 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 2 September 2015. 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 -15 3147 £45,500 -4.21% 539
South East -16 1170 £45,000 -2.17% 159
London +6 749 £55,000 +10.00% 125
South West +2 516 £42,500 +3.65% 85
Hampshire -5 406 £41,500 -12.63% 57
Berkshire -26 284 £50,000 - 24
Gloucestershire +6 234 £45,000 +11.11% 42
East of England -39 186 £50,000 -8.25% 30
Surrey -25 183 £45,000 +3.44% 35
North West -39 169 £32,500 -27.77% 43
Reading -21 164 £50,000 -2.91% 15
City of London -18 156 £52,500 +5.00% 35
West Midlands -55 151 £48,000 -20.00% 24
Wiltshire +26 119 £39,000 -13.33% 10
East Midlands +17 113 £40,000 +2.56% 15
Buckinghamshire +14 111 £42,500 -5.55% 20
Oxfordshire +72 106 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Yorkshire +32 105 £45,000 +50.50% 45
Bristol -21 104 £42,500 -3.95% 18
Milton Keynes +4 101 £41,000 -8.88% 18
Hertfordshire -41 97 £50,000 -23.07% 12
Birmingham -32 90 £56,250 -6.25% 11
Scotland +45 89 £47,500 +7.95% 6
Gloucester +1 73 £44,500 -1.11% 15
Glasgow +47 64 £47,500 +18.75% 1
West Yorkshire +40 63 £46,500 +9.41% 32
Basingstoke -7 60 £50,500 +12.22% 5
Portsmouth +20 58 £36,000 -20.00% 5
Aldershot +2 58 £45,000 -14.28% 5
Salisbury +7 57 £38,000 -15.55% 4

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 4291 (63.42%) SC Cleared
2 1549 (22.89%) Windows
3 1438 (21.25%) Microsoft
4 1395 (20.62%) DV Cleared
5 1320 (19.51%) ITIL
6 1213 (17.93%) Oracle
7 1066 (15.76%) Degree
8 985 (14.56%) Linux
9 963 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
10 879 (12.99%) Cisco
11 878 (12.98%) Finance
12 877 (12.96%) SQL
13 859 (12.70%) C
14 822 (12.15%) VMware
15 761 (11.25%) MS Excel
16 746 (11.03%) Java
17 736 (10.88%) Firewall
18 680 (10.05%) SQL Server
19 649 (9.59%) Active Directory
20 629 (9.30%) UNIX
20 629 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
21 627 (9.27%) Cisco Certification
22 612 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
23 585 (8.65%) Project Management
24 521 (7.70%) .NET
25 520 (7.69%) C#
26 489 (7.23%) Information Security
27 472 (6.98%) HP
28 470 (6.95%) SharePoint
29 468 (6.92%) Telecoms

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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
1 470 (6.95%) SharePoint
2 240 (3.55%) MS Exchange
3 210 (3.10%) IIS
4 171 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 160 (2.36%) WebLogic
6 134 (1.98%) Lync
7 119 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 119 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 110 (1.63%) JBoss
9 96 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
10 81 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
11 78 (1.15%) WebSphere
12 68 (1.01%) Apache
13 66 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
14 65 (0.96%) SAS
15 62 (0.92%) Documentum
16 56 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 53 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
18 52 (0.77%) Tomcat
19 49 (0.72%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 761 (11.25%) MS Excel
2 336 (4.97%) MS Office
3 88 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 84 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 52 (0.77%) MS Project
6 35 (0.52%) InfoPath
7 21 (0.31%) SPSS
8 10 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.089%) Acrobat
12 5 (0.074%) Simulink
12 5 (0.074%) InDesign
12 5 (0.074%) PowerPivot
13 4 (0.059%) Windchill
14 2 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.030%) S-PLUS
15 1 (0.015%) FrameMaker
15 1 (0.015%) Maya
15 1 (0.015%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 284 (4.20%) Oracle EBS
2 235 (3.47%) Oracle EBS R12
3 109 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
4 86 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 70 (1.03%) Oracle 11i
6 69 (1.02%) Oracle Financials
7 62 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
8 54 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
8 54 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
9 52 (0.77%) Oracle Receivables
10 42 (0.62%) Oracle Cash Management
11 40 (0.59%) Oracle HRMS
12 33 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
13 30 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
14 29 (0.43%) Oracle E-Business Tax
15 27 (0.40%) Oracle iRecruitment
15 27 (0.40%) Oracle Payroll
16 26 (0.38%) Oracle iProcurement
16 26 (0.38%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
17 23 (0.34%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 157 (2.32%) Office 365
2 68 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (0.84%) SaaS
4 43 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
5 38 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
6 23 (0.34%) PaaS
6 23 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 22 (0.33%) IaaS
8 17 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
8 17 (0.25%) Taleo
8 17 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (0.19%) Amazon S3
9 13 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
10 7 (0.10%) Yammer
11 5 (0.074%) Responsys
12 3 (0.044%) SoftLayer
12 3 (0.044%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.044%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.015%) Heroku
13 1 (0.015%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 736 (10.88%) Firewall
2 440 (6.50%) LAN
3 418 (6.18%) WAN
4 342 (5.05%) DNS
5 305 (4.51%) TCP/IP
6 286 (4.23%) SAN
7 253 (3.74%) DHCP
8 223 (3.30%) Wireless
9 217 (3.21%) Network Security
10 174 (2.57%) Cisco ASA
11 143 (2.11%) Cisco Nexus
11 143 (2.11%) Internet
12 138 (2.04%) VoIP
13 137 (2.02%) HTTP
14 134 (1.98%) BGP
15 109 (1.61%) VPN
16 100 (1.48%) OSPF
17 91 (1.34%) MPLS
18 72 (1.06%) EIGRP
18 72 (1.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 680 (10.05%) SQL Server
2 285 (4.21%) Oracle Database
3 175 (2.59%) Relational Database
4 171 (2.53%) MySQL
5 156 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 144 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 140 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
8 139 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
9 133 (1.97%) Big Data
10 123 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
11 100 (1.48%) MongoDB
12 98 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
13 95 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 89 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
15 80 (1.18%) Hadoop
15 80 (1.18%) Oracle Exadata
16 75 (1.11%) QlikView
16 75 (1.11%) RDBMS
17 64 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
18 58 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 203 (3.00%) Visual Studio
2 137 (2.02%) Git (software)
3 135 (2.00%) Subversion
4 104 (1.54%) Selenium
5 92 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 88 (1.30%) JIRA
7 86 (1.27%) Maven
8 84 (1.24%) Jenkins
9 73 (1.08%) Rational DOORS
10 65 (0.96%) LoadRunner
11 61 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
12 54 (0.80%) JUnit
13 52 (0.77%) Eclipse
14 40 (0.59%) ClearCase
15 39 (0.58%) Ant
16 37 (0.55%) NUnit
17 35 (0.52%) HP UFT
17 35 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 35 (0.52%) Metasploit
18 28 (0.41%) MSI
General
1 878 (12.98%) Finance
2 468 (6.92%) Telecoms
3 175 (2.59%) Manufacturing
4 154 (2.28%) Retail
5 143 (2.11%) Military
6 113 (1.67%) Banking
7 94 (1.39%) Aerospace
8 83 (1.23%) Legal
9 80 (1.18%) Marketing
10 62 (0.92%) Electronics
11 55 (0.81%) Publishing
12 48 (0.71%) Law
12 48 (0.71%) General Ledger
13 31 (0.46%) Back Office
14 28 (0.41%) Advertising
15 21 (0.31%) Local Government
16 19 (0.28%) Billing
16 19 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
16 19 (0.28%) Financial Institution
17 16 (0.24%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 1071 (15.83%) Analyst
2 813 (12.02%) Consultant
3 736 (10.88%) Developer
4 662 (9.78%) Architect
5 344 (5.08%) Project Manager
6 331 (4.89%) Network Engineer
7 256 (3.78%) Software Engineer
8 246 (3.64%) Administrator
9 230 (3.40%) Support Engineer
10 221 (3.27%) Business Analyst
11 215 (3.18%) Security Consultant
12 199 (2.94%) Oracle Consultant
13 180 (2.66%) Test Analyst
14 178 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
15 175 (2.59%) DBA
16 173 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
17 167 (2.47%) Support Analyst
18 159 (2.35%) Java Developer
19 156 (2.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 149 (2.20%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 521 (7.70%) .NET
2 403 (5.96%) HTML
3 319 (4.71%) CSS
4 271 (4.01%) ASP.NET
5 257 (3.80%) Web Services
6 218 (3.22%) XML
7 182 (2.69%) J2EE
8 180 (2.66%) Middleware
9 158 (2.34%) WCF
10 153 (2.26%) .NET Framework
11 150 (2.22%) HTML5
12 142 (2.10%) Spring
13 136 (2.01%) jQuery
13 136 (2.01%) Oracle Fusion
14 134 (1.98%) Hibernate
15 111 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
16 103 (1.52%) Entity Framework
17 92 (1.36%) JSP
18 90 (1.33%) SOAP
19 88 (1.30%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 629 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 366 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 313 (4.63%) Data Centre
4 303 (4.48%) Computer Science
5 187 (2.76%) Clustering
6 159 (2.35%) Mathematics
7 143 (2.11%) CESG
8 126 (1.86%) Replication
9 116 (1.71%) GIS
10 102 (1.51%) Visualisation
11 90 (1.33%) PKI
12 88 (1.30%) Blackberry
13 79 (1.17%) Oracle Exalogic
14 63 (0.93%) RMADS
15 61 (0.90%) User Experience
16 52 (0.77%) Physics
17 50 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
17 50 (0.74%) Algorithms
18 47 (0.69%) Private Cloud
19 44 (0.65%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1549 (22.89%) Windows
2 985 (14.56%) Linux
3 629 (9.30%) UNIX
4 437 (6.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 296 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 273 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 239 (3.53%) Windows 7
8 119 (1.76%) Solaris
9 111 (1.64%) Windows XP
10 110 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 68 (1.01%) Android
12 56 (0.83%) Windows 8
13 54 (0.80%) AIX
14 48 (0.71%) Apple iOS
15 45 (0.67%) Ubuntu
16 36 (0.53%) Windows 2000
17 35 (0.52%) CentOS
18 23 (0.34%) VxWorks
19 21 (0.31%) HPUX
20 20 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1320 (19.51%) ITIL
2 963 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
3 585 (8.65%) Project Management
4 489 (7.23%) Information Security
5 444 (6.56%) Service Management
5 444 (6.56%) Software Engineering
6 429 (6.34%) Cyber Security
7 416 (6.15%) Service Delivery
8 392 (5.79%) Scrum
9 379 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
10 363 (5.37%) PRINCE2
10 363 (5.37%) Change Management
11 343 (5.07%) Stakeholder Management
12 314 (4.64%) Mentoring
13 301 (4.45%) UML
14 284 (4.20%) Configuration Management
15 263 (3.89%) ERP
16 252 (3.72%) SDLC
17 246 (3.64%) Incident Management
18 238 (3.52%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 877 (12.96%) SQL
2 859 (12.70%) C
3 746 (11.03%) Java
4 520 (7.69%) C#
5 457 (6.75%) C++
6 390 (5.76%) JavaScript
7 295 (4.36%) Python
8 203 (3.00%) PowerShell
9 177 (2.62%) Perl
10 158 (2.34%) PL/SQL
11 146 (2.16%) Shell Script
12 132 (1.95%) Bash Shell
13 111 (1.64%) Ruby
14 84 (1.24%) VB.NET
15 64 (0.95%) T-SQL
16 63 (0.93%) VB
17 53 (0.78%) PHP
18 33 (0.49%) VBScript
19 31 (0.46%) VBA
20 30 (0.44%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4291 (63.42%) SC Cleared
2 1395 (20.62%) DV Cleared
3 1066 (15.76%) Degree
4 627 (9.27%) Cisco Certification
5 372 (5.50%) CCNA
6 368 (5.44%) CCNP
7 345 (5.10%) CISSP
8 298 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 178 (2.63%) CISM
10 161 (2.38%) ISTQB
11 160 (2.36%) MCSE
12 147 (2.17%) MCP
13 113 (1.67%) ISEB
14 110 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 102 (1.51%) CCSA
16 98 (1.45%) CCIE
16 98 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
17 85 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 72 (1.06%) CISA
18 72 (1.06%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 465 (6.87%) SLA
2 237 (3.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 177 (2.62%) QA
4 109 (1.61%) PCI DSS
5 67 (0.99%) COBIT
6 51 (0.75%) JSP 440
7 40 (0.59%) ISO 9001
8 19 (0.28%) EMIR
8 19 (0.28%) CRD IV
8 19 (0.28%) MiFID
9 12 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.18%) Data Quality
10 11 (0.16%) ISO 9000
11 10 (0.15%) GPG13
12 5 (0.074%) DO-178B
13 4 (0.059%) FISMA
13 4 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.059%) IEC 61508
14 3 (0.044%) TickIT
14 3 (0.044%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 649 (9.59%) Active Directory
2 612 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 272 (4.02%) Hyper-V
4 164 (2.42%) vSphere
5 156 (2.31%) XenApp
6 125 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 107 (1.58%) VMware ESX
8 98 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
9 96 (1.42%) XenDesktop
10 62 (0.92%) Terminal Services
11 45 (0.67%) XenServer
12 44 (0.65%) vCloud
13 42 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
14 35 (0.52%) Firmware
15 32 (0.47%) UAG
16 30 (0.44%) ISA Server
17 25 (0.37%) Xen
17 25 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
18 23 (0.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
19 20 (0.30%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 298 (4.40%) SCCM
2 161 (2.38%) SCOM
3 113 (1.67%) NetBackup
4 97 (1.43%) Data Guard
5 75 (1.11%) Puppet
6 74 (1.09%) Nessus
7 65 (0.96%) HP SIM
8 64 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
9 62 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
10 61 (0.90%) Nmap
11 49 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
12 48 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
13 44 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
14 43 (0.64%) Hyperic
15 41 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 41 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 36 (0.53%) SCVMM
16 36 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
17 33 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
17 33 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1438 (21.25%) Microsoft
2 1213 (17.93%) Oracle
3 879 (12.99%) Cisco
4 822 (12.15%) VMware
5 472 (6.98%) HP
6 395 (5.84%) Citrix
7 371 (5.48%) Juniper
8 276 (4.08%) CheckPoint
9 264 (3.90%) SAP
10 219 (3.24%) Symantec
11 190 (2.81%) IBM
12 185 (2.73%) F5
13 165 (2.44%) NetApp
14 145 (2.14%) EMC
15 125 (1.85%) Remedy
16 117 (1.73%) Red Hat
17 104 (1.54%) McAfee
18 103 (1.52%) Computacenter
19 101 (1.49%) Sun
20 95 (1.40%) SolarWinds
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