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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 91 72 94
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +22
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 3261 4128 3203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.98% 3.53% 2.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.92% 13.00% 10.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2497 2908 2294
Average salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £29,180 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £46,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +9.41%

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
29867 31754 29655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 27.14% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 23809 24862 23887
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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 -23 2973 £45,000 -5.26% 609
South East -15 1129 £45,000 -2.17% 179
London +4 728 £55,000 +10.00% 152
South West +2 470 £42,500 +3.65% 97
Hampshire -7 398 £40,000 -16.66% 60
Berkshire -31 271 £50,000 - 46
East of England -28 207 £50,000 - 40
Gloucestershire -1 176 £45,000 +9.75% 32
West Midlands -48 175 £47,500 -11.21% 39
Surrey -35 165 £45,000 +4.65% 27
City of London -9 164 £55,000 +6.79% 38
Reading -26 160 £50,000 - 27
North West -27 157 £32,500 -27.77% 45
Buckinghamshire +22 132 £40,000 -11.11% 14
Hertfordshire -25 127 £50,000 -23.07% 16
Wiltshire +18 120 £39,000 -2.50% 16
Milton Keynes +7 118 £40,000 -9.09% 10
Birmingham -22 117 £56,250 -6.25% 18
Bristol -22 106 £40,000 -7.51% 23
Yorkshire +33 94 £46,500 +55.00% 23
East Midlands -1 80 £40,000 - 15
Scotland +45 76 £47,500 +9.19% 14
Oxfordshire +64 75 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Hemel Hempstead -2 72 £50,000 -28.57% 1
Southampton +4 64 £42,500 - 1
Salisbury +10 57 £39,000 - 3
Cheshire -25 53 £32,500 -13.33% 9
Farnborough -14 52 £36,250 -29.26% 4
Guildford -10 50 £55,000 +29.41% 14
Aldershot 0 48 £45,000 -18.18% 8

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4394 (64.20%) SC Cleared
2 1679 (24.53%) Windows
3 1521 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 1442 (21.07%) DV Cleared
5 1364 (19.93%) ITIL
6 1129 (16.50%) Oracle
7 999 (14.60%) Degree
8 990 (14.47%) Linux
9 914 (13.35%) Cisco
10 901 (13.16%) Finance
10 901 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
11 876 (12.80%) SQL
12 875 (12.78%) VMware
13 830 (12.13%) C
14 774 (11.31%) MS Excel
15 773 (11.29%) Firewall
16 712 (10.40%) Active Directory
17 686 (10.02%) SQL Server
18 662 (9.67%) Java
19 652 (9.53%) VMware Infrastructure
20 645 (9.42%) Cisco Certification
21 613 (8.96%) UNIX
22 601 (8.78%) Project Management
23 591 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
24 546 (7.98%) Information Security
25 523 (7.64%) .NET
26 499 (7.29%) HP
27 495 (7.23%) SharePoint
28 490 (7.16%) C#
29 484 (7.07%) Service Management

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 495 (7.23%) SharePoint
2 285 (4.16%) MS Exchange
3 208 (3.04%) IIS
4 182 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 142 (2.07%) WebLogic
6 141 (2.06%) Lync
7 129 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
8 116 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
9 105 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
10 89 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 89 (1.30%) JBoss
11 70 (1.02%) WebSphere
12 68 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
13 61 (0.89%) Documentum
14 60 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 59 (0.86%) Apache
16 57 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
17 54 (0.79%) SAS
18 49 (0.72%) Tomcat
18 49 (0.72%) CMS
Applications
1 774 (11.31%) MS Excel
2 320 (4.68%) MS Office
3 89 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 74 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 63 (0.92%) MS Project
6 42 (0.61%) InfoPath
7 15 (0.22%) SPSS
8 9 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.088%) Windchill
10 4 (0.058%) Simulink
10 4 (0.058%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.044%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.029%) Stateflow
12 2 (0.029%) S-PLUS
12 2 (0.029%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.029%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.015%) FrameMaker
13 1 (0.015%) Maya
Business Applications
1 292 (4.27%) Oracle EBS
2 254 (3.71%) Oracle EBS R12
3 112 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 111 (1.62%) Oracle Applications
5 68 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
6 66 (0.96%) Oracle General Ledger
6 66 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
7 64 (0.94%) Oracle Receivables
8 59 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
9 56 (0.82%) Oracle 11i
10 46 (0.67%) Oracle Cash Management
11 41 (0.60%) Oracle HRMS
12 38 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
13 34 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
14 28 (0.41%) Oracle iProcurement
15 27 (0.39%) Oracle E-Business Tax
16 24 (0.35%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
16 24 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 24 (0.35%) Oracle Payroll
17 23 (0.34%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 186 (2.72%) Office 365
2 92 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (0.73%) SaaS
4 45 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
5 30 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
6 22 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 20 (0.29%) Taleo
8 19 (0.28%) PaaS
8 19 (0.28%) IaaS
9 16 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
9 16 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (0.23%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.19%) Yammer
11 6 (0.088%) SuccessFactors
12 5 (0.073%) Responsys
13 4 (0.058%) SoftLayer
14 1 (0.015%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.015%) Veeva
14 1 (0.015%) Dropbox
14 1 (0.015%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 773 (11.29%) Firewall
2 436 (6.37%) LAN
3 422 (6.17%) WAN
4 356 (5.20%) DNS
5 297 (4.34%) TCP/IP
6 291 (4.25%) SAN
7 259 (3.78%) DHCP
8 241 (3.52%) Wireless
9 207 (3.02%) Network Security
10 188 (2.75%) Cisco ASA
11 149 (2.18%) Cisco Nexus
12 140 (2.05%) Internet
13 137 (2.00%) VoIP
14 122 (1.78%) HTTP
14 122 (1.78%) BGP
15 112 (1.64%) VPN
16 87 (1.27%) OSPF
17 83 (1.21%) MPLS
18 81 (1.18%) SNMP
19 80 (1.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 686 (10.02%) SQL Server
2 242 (3.54%) Oracle Database
3 172 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 169 (2.47%) MySQL
4 169 (2.47%) Relational Database
5 167 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 151 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 137 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
8 125 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
9 112 (1.64%) Big Data
10 108 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 95 (1.39%) MongoDB
12 78 (1.14%) Oracle BI EE
13 73 (1.07%) RDBMS
14 71 (1.04%) QlikView
15 70 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
16 65 (0.95%) Oracle Exadata
17 57 (0.83%) Hadoop
18 54 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
19 53 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 201 (2.94%) Visual Studio
2 134 (1.96%) Subversion
3 131 (1.91%) Git (software)
4 94 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 87 (1.27%) Selenium
6 84 (1.23%) Rational DOORS
6 84 (1.23%) Maven
6 84 (1.23%) Jenkins
7 67 (0.98%) JIRA
8 57 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
9 47 (0.69%) LoadRunner
10 42 (0.61%) ClearCase
10 42 (0.61%) NUnit
11 39 (0.57%) Eclipse
12 37 (0.54%) JUnit
12 37 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 35 (0.51%) Ant
14 29 (0.42%) MSI
15 26 (0.38%) Metasploit
16 25 (0.37%) HP UFT
General
1 901 (13.16%) Finance
2 452 (6.60%) Telecoms
3 190 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 177 (2.59%) Retail
5 157 (2.29%) Military
6 109 (1.59%) Banking
7 86 (1.26%) Aerospace
8 84 (1.23%) Legal
9 72 (1.05%) Electronics
10 66 (0.96%) Marketing
11 55 (0.80%) General Ledger
12 52 (0.76%) Publishing
13 48 (0.70%) Law
14 29 (0.42%) Back Office
15 25 (0.37%) Advertising
15 25 (0.37%) Local Government
16 22 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 19 (0.28%) Financial Institution
18 16 (0.23%) Billing
19 15 (0.22%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 997 (14.57%) Analyst
2 905 (13.22%) Consultant
3 698 (10.20%) Developer
4 657 (9.60%) Architect
5 344 (5.03%) Project Manager
6 333 (4.87%) Network Engineer
7 262 (3.83%) Software Engineer
8 258 (3.77%) Support Engineer
9 233 (3.40%) Administrator
10 231 (3.38%) Security Consultant
11 209 (3.05%) Business Analyst
12 203 (2.97%) Oracle Consultant
13 195 (2.85%) Systems Engineer
14 180 (2.63%) Test Analyst
15 163 (2.38%) .NET Developer
16 160 (2.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 153 (2.24%) Systems Administrator
18 147 (2.15%) Solutions Architect
19 140 (2.05%) DBA
20 137 (2.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 523 (7.64%) .NET
2 389 (5.68%) HTML
3 302 (4.41%) CSS
4 283 (4.14%) ASP.NET
5 224 (3.27%) Web Services
6 223 (3.26%) XML
7 175 (2.56%) Middleware
8 174 (2.54%) J2EE
9 169 (2.47%) .NET Framework
10 168 (2.45%) WCF
11 157 (2.29%) HTML5
12 131 (1.91%) Spring
13 126 (1.84%) jQuery
14 118 (1.72%) Entity Framework
15 111 (1.62%) ASP.NET MVC
16 107 (1.56%) Hibernate
17 106 (1.55%) JSP
18 105 (1.53%) Oracle Fusion
19 89 (1.30%) CSS3
20 79 (1.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 591 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 355 (5.19%) Data Centre
3 337 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 283 (4.14%) Computer Science
5 200 (2.92%) Clustering
6 164 (2.40%) Mathematics
7 142 (2.07%) CESG
8 134 (1.96%) GIS
9 131 (1.91%) Replication
10 103 (1.50%) Visualisation
11 91 (1.33%) PKI
12 89 (1.30%) Blackberry
13 76 (1.11%) RMADS
14 64 (0.94%) Oracle Exalogic
15 57 (0.83%) Physics
16 53 (0.77%) User Experience
17 52 (0.76%) Life Science
18 51 (0.75%) Statistics
19 48 (0.70%) Fat Client
19 48 (0.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1679 (24.53%) Windows
2 990 (14.47%) Linux
3 613 (8.96%) UNIX
4 445 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 315 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 295 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 266 (3.89%) Windows 7
8 138 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 134 (1.96%) Solaris
10 127 (1.86%) Windows XP
11 57 (0.83%) Windows 8
12 53 (0.77%) AIX
13 52 (0.76%) Android
14 51 (0.75%) Ubuntu
15 44 (0.64%) CentOS
16 34 (0.50%) Windows 2000
17 28 (0.41%) HPUX
17 28 (0.41%) Apple iOS
18 23 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
19 16 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1364 (19.93%) ITIL
2 901 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
3 601 (8.78%) Project Management
4 546 (7.98%) Information Security
5 484 (7.07%) Service Management
6 432 (6.31%) Software Engineering
7 430 (6.28%) Cyber Security
8 427 (6.24%) Service Delivery
9 380 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
10 367 (5.36%) Scrum
11 361 (5.27%) PRINCE2
12 353 (5.16%) Change Management
13 345 (5.04%) Mentoring
14 342 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 303 (4.43%) Configuration Management
16 299 (4.37%) UML
17 274 (4.00%) Risk Management
18 265 (3.87%) Incident Management
19 240 (3.51%) ERP
20 236 (3.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 876 (12.80%) SQL
2 830 (12.13%) C
3 662 (9.67%) Java
4 490 (7.16%) C#
5 447 (6.53%) C++
6 360 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 290 (4.24%) Python
8 204 (2.98%) PowerShell
9 181 (2.64%) Perl
10 146 (2.13%) Bash Shell
11 137 (2.00%) PL/SQL
12 124 (1.81%) Shell Script
13 108 (1.58%) Ruby
14 86 (1.26%) VB.NET
15 72 (1.05%) VB
16 71 (1.04%) T-SQL
17 61 (0.89%) PHP
18 47 (0.69%) VBScript
19 45 (0.66%) VBA
20 30 (0.44%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 4394 (64.20%) SC Cleared
2 1442 (21.07%) DV Cleared
3 999 (14.60%) Degree
4 645 (9.42%) Cisco Certification
5 388 (5.67%) CCNA
6 384 (5.61%) CCNP
7 307 (4.49%) CISSP
8 301 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 185 (2.70%) MCP
10 161 (2.35%) CISM
11 152 (2.22%) MCSE
11 152 (2.22%) ISTQB
12 123 (1.80%) CCSA
12 123 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 111 (1.62%) ISEB
14 103 (1.50%) CCIE
15 102 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
16 79 (1.15%) CCA
17 77 (1.13%) CISA
17 77 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 472 (6.90%) SLA
2 272 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 165 (2.41%) QA
4 134 (1.96%) PCI DSS
5 66 (0.96%) COBIT
6 56 (0.82%) JSP 440
7 39 (0.57%) ISO 9001
8 19 (0.28%) MiFID
8 19 (0.28%) EMIR
8 19 (0.28%) CRD IV
9 17 (0.25%) Data Quality
10 11 (0.16%) GPG13
11 10 (0.15%) ISO 9000
12 8 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.058%) IEC 61508
13 4 (0.058%) FISMA
14 3 (0.044%) Dodd-Frank
14 3 (0.044%) DO-178B
14 3 (0.044%) TickIT
15 2 (0.029%) BS7799
System Software
1 712 (10.40%) Active Directory
2 652 (9.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 312 (4.56%) Hyper-V
4 171 (2.50%) XenApp
5 166 (2.43%) vSphere
6 141 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
7 106 (1.55%) XenDesktop
8 92 (1.34%) VMware ESX
9 79 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
10 63 (0.92%) Terminal Services
11 44 (0.64%) XenServer
12 43 (0.63%) vCloud
13 40 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
14 37 (0.54%) Firmware
15 31 (0.45%) ISA Server
16 29 (0.42%) UAG
17 26 (0.38%) Samba
18 25 (0.37%) Xen
19 23 (0.34%) VirtualBox
19 23 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 327 (4.78%) SCCM
2 173 (2.53%) SCOM
3 112 (1.64%) NetBackup
4 79 (1.15%) Data Guard
5 75 (1.10%) Puppet
6 62 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
7 58 (0.85%) HP SIM
8 56 (0.82%) Nessus
9 53 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
10 52 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
11 51 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
12 44 (0.64%) WSUS
13 41 (0.60%) Nmap
14 40 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
15 39 (0.57%) SCVMM
16 36 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
16 36 (0.53%) Hyperic
16 36 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 33 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 33 (0.48%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1521 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1129 (16.50%) Oracle
3 914 (13.35%) Cisco
4 875 (12.78%) VMware
5 499 (7.29%) HP
6 423 (6.18%) Citrix
7 391 (5.71%) Juniper
8 308 (4.50%) CheckPoint
9 220 (3.21%) SAP
10 200 (2.92%) Symantec
11 195 (2.85%) F5
12 189 (2.76%) IBM
13 161 (2.35%) EMC
14 151 (2.21%) NetApp
15 136 (1.99%) Red Hat
16 104 (1.52%) Sun
17 100 (1.46%) McAfee
18 97 (1.42%) Computacenter
19 96 (1.40%) Remedy
20 84 (1.23%) Blue Coat
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