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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 87 79 88
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 3337 3960 3380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.12% 3.37% 3.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.41% 12.33% 11.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2434 2962 2288
Average salary £48,000 £46,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +8.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
29235 32104 30081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.34% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22964 25766 24182
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 May 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 22 May 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 -9 3073 £49,250 +7.06% 489
South East -17 1121 £45,000 - 156
London +53 860 £55,000 +2.80% 116
South West +4 470 £45,000 +12.50% 92
Hampshire -5 461 £42,500 -5.55% 56
Berkshire -12 329 £50,000 - 30
Reading -13 226 £50,000 - 20
East of England +2 222 £50,000 +11.11% 32
Gloucestershire -1 193 £50,000 +21.95% 26
West Midlands -23 193 £52,500 +9.94% 27
City of London +31 190 £50,000 -4.76% 35
North West -11 149 £50,000 +42.85% 31
Hertfordshire -3 143 £50,000 +5.26% 15
Birmingham +3 127 £60,000 +9.09% 14
Buckinghamshire +22 123 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Bristol +7 123 £40,000 -4.76% 25
Surrey -60 119 £49,750 +7.56% 35
Southampton +2 114 £39,000 -13.33% 8
Milton Keynes +5 113 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Andover 0 109 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Wiltshire +5 97 £39,000 +8.33% 21
Yorkshire +46 92 £37,500 +12.44% 14
Hemel Hempstead -2 89 £60,000 -7.69% 1
Wales -12 65 £38,000 -15.55% 8
Gloucester -2 61 £54,500 +28.23% 7
West Yorkshire +59 59 £37,500 +11.11% 7
South Wales -7 59 £37,500 -16.66% 6
Leeds +52 57 £37,500 +11.11% 6
Portsmouth +20 53 £45,000 - 4
Scotland +17 52 £42,926 +1.00% 9

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4800 (67.02%) SC Cleared
2 1767 (24.67%) Windows
3 1608 (22.45%) DV Cleared
4 1589 (22.19%) Microsoft
5 1480 (20.66%) ITIL
6 1119 (15.62%) Oracle
7 1041 (14.54%) Finance
8 999 (13.95%) SQL
9 944 (13.18%) VMware
10 938 (13.10%) Cisco
11 886 (12.37%) Degree
12 872 (12.18%) Linux
13 814 (11.37%) Firewall
14 802 (11.20%) MS Excel
15 798 (11.14%) Active Directory
16 769 (10.74%) C
17 734 (10.25%) Agile Software Development
18 717 (10.01%) SQL Server
19 703 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
20 635 (8.87%) Java
21 633 (8.84%) Cisco Certification
22 564 (7.87%) HP
23 552 (7.71%) UNIX
24 549 (7.67%) Project Management
25 538 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
26 532 (7.43%) SharePoint
27 520 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
28 502 (7.01%) C#
29 500 (6.98%) Service Management
30 495 (6.91%) Information Security

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 532 (7.43%) SharePoint
2 349 (4.87%) MS Exchange
3 219 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 213 (2.97%) IIS
5 186 (2.60%) Lync
6 146 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
7 135 (1.88%) WebLogic
8 130 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
9 129 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
10 119 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
11 106 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
12 88 (1.23%) Apache
13 84 (1.17%) JBoss
14 73 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 73 (1.02%) WebSphere
15 67 (0.94%) Tomcat
16 55 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
17 45 (0.63%) SAS
18 43 (0.60%) CMS
18 43 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 802 (11.20%) MS Excel
2 311 (4.34%) MS Office
3 90 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 72 (1.01%) MS Project
5 67 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 32 (0.45%) InfoPath
7 12 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 11 (0.15%) SPSS
9 8 (0.11%) Windchill
10 5 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.070%) FastStats
11 4 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.056%) Maya
11 4 (0.056%) 3ds Max
11 4 (0.056%) Simulink
12 3 (0.042%) Photoshop
13 2 (0.028%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 2 (0.028%) Stateflow
13 2 (0.028%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 306 (4.27%) Oracle EBS
2 292 (4.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 117 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 116 (1.62%) Oracle Applications
5 100 (1.40%) Oracle General Ledger
6 98 (1.37%) Oracle Payables
7 97 (1.35%) Oracle Receivables
8 74 (1.03%) Oracle ERP
9 69 (0.96%) Oracle HRMS
10 68 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
11 57 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
12 50 (0.70%) Oracle Cash Management
13 48 (0.67%) Oracle Payroll
14 47 (0.66%) SAP CO
15 45 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
15 45 (0.63%) SAP FI
16 37 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
17 35 (0.49%) SAP SD
18 34 (0.47%) Oracle iProcurement
19 33 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 193 (2.69%) Office 365
2 103 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (0.80%) SaaS
4 41 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
5 30 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
6 20 (0.28%) PaaS
6 20 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (0.27%) Yammer
8 15 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
8 15 (0.21%) Taleo
9 13 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
9 13 (0.18%) IaaS
9 13 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (0.18%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.056%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.028%) Responsys
12 1 (0.014%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.014%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.014%) Scribe Online
12 1 (0.014%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 814 (11.37%) Firewall
2 468 (6.53%) LAN
3 457 (6.38%) WAN
4 352 (4.91%) DNS
5 273 (3.81%) DHCP
6 272 (3.80%) SAN
7 268 (3.74%) TCP/IP
8 258 (3.60%) Wireless
9 219 (3.06%) Network Security
10 193 (2.69%) Cisco ASA
11 142 (1.98%) VoIP
12 129 (1.80%) VPN
13 122 (1.70%) Internet
13 122 (1.70%) Cisco Nexus
14 110 (1.54%) HTTP
15 93 (1.30%) SNMP
16 91 (1.27%) MPLS
17 89 (1.24%) FWSM
18 88 (1.23%) BGP
19 87 (1.21%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 717 (10.01%) SQL Server
2 234 (3.27%) Oracle Database
3 190 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 175 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 174 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 157 (2.19%) Relational Database
7 121 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
8 120 (1.68%) MySQL
9 108 (1.51%) Big Data
10 104 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 99 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
12 74 (1.03%) RDBMS
13 69 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
14 66 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
15 65 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
16 62 (0.87%) MongoDB
17 57 (0.80%) Hadoop
18 54 (0.75%) QlikView
19 50 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
20 44 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 169 (2.36%) Visual Studio
2 106 (1.48%) Subversion
3 101 (1.41%) Git (software)
4 100 (1.40%) Oracle Forms
5 95 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
6 92 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 67 (0.94%) Maven
8 61 (0.85%) Jenkins
9 51 (0.71%) LoadRunner
10 49 (0.68%) Eclipse
11 47 (0.66%) Selenium
12 44 (0.61%) JIRA
13 42 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 36 (0.50%) MSI
15 32 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
16 31 (0.43%) ClearCase
16 31 (0.43%) NUnit
17 29 (0.40%) JUnit
18 26 (0.36%) CruiseControl
19 24 (0.34%) MSBuild
General
1 1041 (14.54%) Finance
2 454 (6.34%) Telecoms
3 260 (3.63%) Retail
4 220 (3.07%) Manufacturing
5 166 (2.32%) Military
6 133 (1.86%) Banking
7 96 (1.34%) Legal
8 91 (1.27%) Aerospace
9 84 (1.17%) Electronics
10 81 (1.13%) General Ledger
11 55 (0.77%) Marketing
12 43 (0.60%) Law
13 38 (0.53%) Back Office
14 34 (0.47%) Publishing
15 28 (0.39%) Games
15 28 (0.39%) Advertising
16 22 (0.31%) Financial Institution
17 20 (0.28%) Local Government
18 18 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
19 17 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1032 (14.41%) Consultant
2 920 (12.85%) Analyst
3 734 (10.25%) Architect
4 718 (10.03%) Developer
5 423 (5.91%) Project Manager
6 327 (4.57%) Network Engineer
7 297 (4.15%) Support Engineer
8 267 (3.73%) Software Engineer
9 227 (3.17%) Administrator
10 216 (3.02%) Systems Engineer
11 214 (2.99%) Oracle Consultant
12 205 (2.86%) Security Consultant
13 177 (2.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 159 (2.22%) Test Analyst
15 153 (2.14%) Business Analyst
16 151 (2.11%) Solutions Architect
16 151 (2.11%) Systems Administrator
17 147 (2.05%) .NET Developer
18 137 (1.91%) Java Developer
18 137 (1.91%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 479 (6.69%) .NET
2 365 (5.10%) HTML
3 287 (4.01%) ASP.NET
4 267 (3.73%) CSS
5 226 (3.16%) XML
6 215 (3.00%) Web Services
7 203 (2.83%) J2EE
8 167 (2.33%) Middleware
9 150 (2.09%) .NET Framework
10 146 (2.04%) WCF
11 144 (2.01%) HTML5
12 125 (1.75%) Spring
13 110 (1.54%) JSP
14 106 (1.48%) Entity Framework
15 100 (1.40%) jQuery
16 99 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
17 87 (1.21%) Hibernate
18 86 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
19 71 (0.99%) CSS3
20 65 (0.91%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 538 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 342 (4.78%) Management Information System
3 241 (3.36%) Computer Science
4 233 (3.25%) Clustering
5 158 (2.21%) Open Source
6 149 (2.08%) Mathematics
7 148 (2.07%) GIS
8 135 (1.88%) Replication
9 118 (1.65%) CESG
10 105 (1.47%) Blackberry
11 98 (1.37%) PKI
12 88 (1.23%) RMADS
13 87 (1.21%) Visualisation
14 69 (0.96%) Physics
15 67 (0.94%) Statistics
16 63 (0.88%) Life Science
17 45 (0.63%) CESG CLAS
18 44 (0.61%) CMDB
19 38 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
19 38 (0.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1767 (24.67%) Windows
2 872 (12.18%) Linux
3 552 (7.71%) UNIX
4 520 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 354 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 336 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 328 (4.58%) Windows 7
8 185 (2.58%) Windows XP
9 154 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 121 (1.69%) Solaris
11 70 (0.98%) HPUX
12 56 (0.78%) Windows 2000
13 53 (0.74%) CentOS
14 51 (0.71%) AIX
15 44 (0.61%) Android
16 43 (0.60%) Windows 8
17 42 (0.59%) Ubuntu
18 36 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
19 19 (0.27%) Windows Vista
20 16 (0.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1480 (20.66%) ITIL
2 734 (10.25%) Agile Software Development
3 549 (7.67%) Project Management
4 500 (6.98%) Service Management
5 495 (6.91%) Information Security
6 459 (6.41%) Software Engineering
7 435 (6.07%) PRINCE2
8 429 (5.99%) Service Delivery
9 407 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
10 386 (5.39%) Cyber Security
11 358 (5.00%) Change Management
12 346 (4.83%) Mentoring
13 341 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 297 (4.15%) Incident Management
15 296 (4.13%) Risk Management
16 283 (3.95%) UML
17 273 (3.81%) Migration
18 270 (3.77%) Configuration Management
19 268 (3.74%) Scrum
20 257 (3.59%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 999 (13.95%) SQL
2 769 (10.74%) C
3 635 (8.87%) Java
4 502 (7.01%) C#
5 425 (5.93%) C++
6 358 (5.00%) JavaScript
7 251 (3.50%) Python
8 230 (3.21%) PowerShell
9 155 (2.16%) PL/SQL
10 149 (2.08%) Perl
11 148 (2.07%) Bash Shell
12 111 (1.55%) Shell Script
13 93 (1.30%) VB
14 89 (1.24%) Ruby
15 83 (1.16%) PHP
16 73 (1.02%) T-SQL
17 70 (0.98%) VB.NET
18 65 (0.91%) VBScript
19 57 (0.80%) ABAP
20 48 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4800 (67.02%) SC Cleared
2 1608 (22.45%) DV Cleared
3 886 (12.37%) Degree
4 633 (8.84%) Cisco Certification
5 389 (5.43%) CCNA
6 384 (5.36%) CCNP
7 303 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 262 (3.66%) CISSP
9 175 (2.44%) MCP
10 149 (2.08%) MCSE
11 145 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 143 (2.00%) CCSA
13 135 (1.88%) ISTQB
14 133 (1.86%) CISM
15 112 (1.56%) CCIE
16 109 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
17 108 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 107 (1.49%) CCA
19 104 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
20 97 (1.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 438 (6.12%) SLA
2 275 (3.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 125 (1.75%) QA
4 118 (1.65%) PCI DSS
5 65 (0.91%) COBIT
6 61 (0.85%) JSP 440
7 31 (0.43%) ISO 9001
8 19 (0.27%) EMIR
8 19 (0.27%) CRD IV
8 19 (0.27%) MiFID
9 14 (0.20%) Data Quality
10 12 (0.17%) ISO 9000
11 8 (0.11%) GPG13
12 7 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (0.098%) JTAG
13 3 (0.042%) Dodd-Frank
13 3 (0.042%) DO-178B
14 2 (0.028%) IEC 61508
14 2 (0.028%) DO-254
14 2 (0.028%) TickIT
System Software
1 798 (11.14%) Active Directory
2 703 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 338 (4.72%) Hyper-V
4 220 (3.07%) XenApp
5 175 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 159 (2.22%) vSphere
7 147 (2.05%) XenDesktop
8 109 (1.52%) VMware ESX
9 68 (0.95%) Terminal Services
10 61 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
11 58 (0.81%) vCloud
12 54 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
13 42 (0.59%) XenServer
14 39 (0.54%) Firmware
15 35 (0.49%) ISA Server
16 31 (0.43%) Samba
17 26 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
18 22 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 18 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
20 17 (0.24%) Snort
Systems Management
1 388 (5.42%) SCCM
2 194 (2.71%) SCOM
3 127 (1.77%) NetBackup
4 89 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
5 74 (1.03%) Puppet
6 69 (0.96%) Cisco Prime
7 57 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
8 54 (0.75%) SCVMM
9 53 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
10 52 (0.73%) HP SIM
11 51 (0.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 50 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 48 (0.67%) WSUS
14 46 (0.64%) OpenView
14 46 (0.64%) Nagios
15 43 (0.60%) Data Guard
16 41 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
17 38 (0.53%) Backup Exec
18 37 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
19 35 (0.49%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 1589 (22.19%) Microsoft
2 1119 (15.62%) Oracle
3 944 (13.18%) VMware
4 938 (13.10%) Cisco
5 564 (7.87%) HP
6 462 (6.45%) Citrix
7 424 (5.92%) Juniper
8 344 (4.80%) CheckPoint
9 284 (3.97%) SAP
10 199 (2.78%) IBM
11 191 (2.67%) Symantec
12 186 (2.60%) F5
13 156 (2.18%) EMC
14 149 (2.08%) Red Hat
15 142 (1.98%) Fujitsu
16 130 (1.82%) Remedy
17 125 (1.75%) NetApp
18 99 (1.38%) AppSense
19 88 (1.23%) McAfee
20 76 (1.06%) Sun
Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £60k - 70k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £35000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 21 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Car Bonus Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable plus package
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 22 hours ago
North London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago