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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 72 106 86
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -20
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 3936 2859 3656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.50% 2.63% 3.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.82% 9.83% 11.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2866 2060 2856
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,830 £28,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.41% +6.25%

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
30703 29071 33147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 26.77% 28.97%
Number of salaries quoted 24261 23707 27567
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 October 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 October 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 +38 3639 £47,500 +10.46% 582
South East +9 1343 £46,000 +8.23% 194
London +74 667 £52,500 +5.00% 144
South West +15 564 £43,000 +7.50% 110
Berkshire +7 505 £50,000 +11.11% 55
Hampshire +3 423 £47,500 +18.75% 70
West Midlands +36 359 £58,500 +30.00% 34
East of England +30 273 £50,000 +25.46% 25
Birmingham +40 259 £60,000 +33.33% 16
North West +55 255 £47,500 +11.76% 28
Reading +5 245 £50,000 +8.69% 33
Surrey +11 222 £45,000 -5.26% 28
City of London +76 212 £57,500 +10.57% 45
Hertfordshire +29 180 £54,000 +13.68% 3
Gloucestershire +12 174 £45,000 +12.50% 34
Bracknell +1 168 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Bristol +15 167 £45,000 +20.00% 29
Hemel Hempstead +22 132 £65,000 +20.93% 1
Wiltshire +19 120 £37,500 -23.07% 23
Manchester +41 113 £45,750 +7.64% 7
Yorkshire +4 101 £37,500 -2.59% 15
East Midlands +23 97 £35,000 -22.22% 17
Basingstoke +7 81 £44,000 -11.11% 2
Cheshire -4 79 £51,250 +40.41% 8
North East +21 69 £38,000 +24.59% 6
Buckinghamshire -4 68 £40,000 -15.78% 14
Andover +1 67 £50,000 +42.85% 4
Warrington +28 62 £54,000 +27.05% 3
Tyne and Wear +27 62 £38,000 +4.10% 5
Milton Keynes +1 61 £41,500 -4.59% 9

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 5174 (64.60%) SC Cleared
2 1950 (24.35%) Windows
3 1628 (20.33%) Microsoft
4 1587 (19.82%) Finance
5 1362 (17.01%) ITIL
6 1311 (16.37%) Oracle
7 1287 (16.07%) DV Cleared
8 1171 (14.62%) SQL
9 1113 (13.90%) Degree
10 1022 (12.76%) Agile Software Development
11 1020 (12.74%) Linux
12 938 (11.71%) Java
13 923 (11.52%) Telecoms
14 851 (10.63%) MS Excel
15 834 (10.41%) Active Directory
16 817 (10.20%) VMware
17 769 (9.60%) Firewall
18 734 (9.16%) Retail
19 691 (8.63%) Cisco
20 665 (8.30%) C#
21 652 (8.14%) Project Management
22 607 (7.58%) HP
23 596 (7.44%) SQL Server
24 590 (7.37%) UNIX
25 571 (7.13%) C
26 560 (6.99%) PRINCE2
27 549 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
28 537 (6.70%) Windows Server 2003
29 536 (6.69%) C++
30 533 (6.66%) SharePoint

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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
1 533 (6.66%) SharePoint
2 388 (4.84%) MS Exchange
3 205 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 204 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 197 (2.46%) Apache
6 195 (2.43%) WebLogic
7 188 (2.35%) IIS
8 147 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
9 137 (1.71%) Lync
10 124 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
11 123 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
12 115 (1.44%) JBoss
13 103 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
13 103 (1.29%) WebSphere
14 85 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
15 82 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 72 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
17 69 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 66 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2000
19 61 (0.76%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 851 (10.63%) MS Excel
2 375 (4.68%) MS Office
3 132 (1.65%) MS Project
4 80 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 60 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 23 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 19 (0.24%) InfoPath
8 10 (0.12%) Simulink
9 8 (0.100%) Acrobat
10 7 (0.087%) FrameMaker
11 6 (0.075%) Photoshop
12 5 (0.062%) PowerPivot
12 5 (0.062%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.037%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.037%) SPSS
13 3 (0.037%) Pro/ENGINEER
14 2 (0.025%) Mathematica
14 2 (0.025%) Revit
15 1 (0.012%) NASTRAN
15 1 (0.012%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 312 (3.90%) Oracle EBS
2 245 (3.06%) Oracle EBS R12
3 155 (1.94%) Oracle Applications
4 126 (1.57%) Oracle ERP
5 55 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
6 52 (0.65%) SAP MM
7 49 (0.61%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 46 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
9 43 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
9 43 (0.54%) SAP CO
9 43 (0.54%) SAP FI
10 40 (0.50%) SAP SD
11 37 (0.46%) Oracle iProcurement
12 35 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
13 33 (0.41%) SAP WM
14 32 (0.40%) SAP CRM
14 32 (0.40%) Hyperion Planning
15 31 (0.39%) Oracle HRMS
16 29 (0.36%) HFM
17 28 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 65 (0.81%) Office 365
2 59 (0.74%) SaaS
3 47 (0.59%) IaaS
4 42 (0.52%) PaaS
5 26 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 22 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 22 (0.27%) Taleo
7 7 (0.087%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (0.075%) Basecamp
9 4 (0.050%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.050%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.050%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.050%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.025%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.012%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.012%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 769 (9.60%) Firewall
2 408 (5.09%) DNS
3 306 (3.82%) TCP/IP
4 275 (3.43%) WAN
5 263 (3.28%) DHCP
6 260 (3.25%) LAN
7 254 (3.17%) Internet
8 251 (3.13%) SAN
9 245 (3.06%) Network Security
10 231 (2.88%) Wireless
11 198 (2.47%) VPN
12 195 (2.43%) HTTP
13 132 (1.65%) SSL
14 116 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
15 99 (1.24%) LDAP
16 98 (1.22%) BGP
17 97 (1.21%) MPLS
17 97 (1.21%) OSPF
18 95 (1.19%) NAS
19 91 (1.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 596 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 367 (4.58%) Oracle Database
3 159 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
4 156 (1.95%) MySQL
5 147 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 125 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
7 124 (1.55%) Oracle BI EE
8 102 (1.27%) Relational Database
9 97 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 92 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 89 (1.11%) Oracle Discoverer
12 79 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
13 75 (0.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 70 (0.87%) EDRMS
15 69 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
16 67 (0.84%) RDBMS
17 63 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
18 58 (0.72%) Essbase
19 57 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 55 (0.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 171 (2.14%) Subversion
2 154 (1.92%) JIRA
3 117 (1.46%) Visual Studio
4 114 (1.42%) Selenium
5 108 (1.35%) Ant
6 107 (1.34%) Git (software)
7 98 (1.22%) Maven
8 93 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 91 (1.14%) LoadRunner
10 86 (1.07%) Jenkins
11 85 (1.06%) JUnit
12 80 (1.00%) TestDirector
13 77 (0.96%) QuickTest Pro
14 76 (0.95%) Rational DOORS
15 72 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
16 54 (0.67%) Talend Open Studio
17 53 (0.66%) Eclipse
18 48 (0.60%) GDB
19 43 (0.54%) GCC
20 31 (0.39%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1587 (19.82%) Finance
2 923 (11.52%) Telecoms
3 734 (9.16%) Retail
4 216 (2.70%) Military
5 208 (2.60%) Aerospace
6 172 (2.15%) Legal
7 144 (1.80%) Manufacturing
8 142 (1.77%) Back Office
9 136 (1.70%) Banking
10 127 (1.59%) Electronics
11 102 (1.27%) Marketing
12 75 (0.94%) Law
13 50 (0.62%) German Language
14 40 (0.50%) Advertising
15 36 (0.45%) Local Government
16 30 (0.37%) Games
17 25 (0.31%) Publishing
17 25 (0.31%) Billing
18 22 (0.27%) Automotive
19 16 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1239 (15.47%) Consultant
2 930 (11.61%) Developer
3 797 (9.95%) Architect
4 794 (9.91%) Analyst
5 425 (5.31%) Support Engineer
6 382 (4.77%) Project Manager
7 289 (3.61%) Software Engineer
8 264 (3.30%) Network Engineer
9 243 (3.03%) DBA
10 242 (3.02%) Oracle Consultant
11 199 (2.48%) Oracle DBA
11 199 (2.48%) Security Consultant
12 197 (2.46%) Java Developer
13 189 (2.36%) Administrator
14 180 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
15 168 (2.10%) Test Manager
16 163 (2.04%) Test Analyst
17 155 (1.94%) Senior Consultant
17 155 (1.94%) Technical Architect
18 154 (1.92%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 532 (6.64%) .NET
2 508 (6.34%) HTML
3 440 (5.49%) XML
4 281 (3.51%) CSS
5 269 (3.36%) Web Services
6 240 (3.00%) ASP.NET
7 223 (2.78%) Middleware
8 203 (2.53%) HTML5
9 193 (2.41%) J2EE
10 180 (2.25%) jQuery
11 160 (2.00%) Spring
12 159 (1.99%) SOAP
13 149 (1.86%) Hibernate
14 142 (1.77%) .NET Framework
15 102 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
16 98 (1.22%) Ajax
17 97 (1.21%) JSON
18 96 (1.20%) WCF
19 77 (0.96%) AngularJS
20 76 (0.95%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 549 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 423 (5.28%) Management Information System
3 319 (3.98%) Computer Science
4 248 (3.10%) Open Source
5 237 (2.96%) Clustering
6 183 (2.28%) PKI
7 167 (2.09%) Mathematics
8 144 (1.80%) Blackberry
9 133 (1.66%) CESG
10 120 (1.50%) RMADS
11 111 (1.39%) Statistics
12 109 (1.36%) GIS
13 92 (1.15%) User Experience
14 80 (1.00%) Data Integration
14 80 (1.00%) Replication
14 80 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
15 75 (0.94%) Algorithms
16 68 (0.85%) Mobile App
17 61 (0.76%) Physics
17 61 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1950 (24.35%) Windows
2 1020 (12.74%) Linux
3 590 (7.37%) UNIX
4 537 (6.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 515 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 283 (3.53%) Windows XP
7 280 (3.50%) Windows 7
8 242 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 184 (2.30%) Solaris
10 141 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 106 (1.32%) Android
12 86 (1.07%) Windows 8
13 83 (1.04%) HPUX
14 75 (0.94%) Apple iOS
15 70 (0.87%) Windows 2000
16 55 (0.69%) AIX
17 46 (0.57%) CentOS
18 41 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
19 39 (0.49%) Debian
20 36 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1362 (17.01%) ITIL
2 1022 (12.76%) Agile Software Development
3 652 (8.14%) Project Management
4 560 (6.99%) PRINCE2
5 512 (6.39%) Software Engineering
6 471 (5.88%) Service Management
7 437 (5.46%) Mentoring
8 408 (5.09%) Information Security
9 373 (4.66%) Risk Management
10 360 (4.49%) Migration
11 358 (4.47%) Change Management
12 345 (4.31%) Incident Management
13 344 (4.30%) UML
14 342 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
15 332 (4.15%) SOA
15 332 (4.15%) Service Delivery
16 324 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
17 322 (4.02%) Scrum
18 301 (3.76%) OO
19 288 (3.60%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1171 (14.62%) SQL
2 938 (11.71%) Java
3 665 (8.30%) C#
4 571 (7.13%) C
5 536 (6.69%) C++
6 505 (6.31%) JavaScript
7 252 (3.15%) Python
8 245 (3.06%) PowerShell
9 189 (2.36%) Shell Script
10 182 (2.27%) Perl
11 152 (1.90%) PL/SQL
12 149 (1.86%) VB
13 140 (1.75%) VB.NET
14 139 (1.74%) PHP
15 118 (1.47%) ABAP
16 117 (1.46%) Bash Shell
17 92 (1.15%) T-SQL
18 83 (1.04%) Ruby
19 72 (0.90%) VBScript
20 60 (0.75%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 5174 (64.60%) SC Cleared
2 1287 (16.07%) DV Cleared
3 1113 (13.90%) Degree
4 399 (4.98%) Cisco Certification
5 314 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 252 (3.15%) ISEB
7 229 (2.86%) CCNP
8 212 (2.65%) CCNA
9 192 (2.40%) CISSP
10 180 (2.25%) ISTQB
11 162 (2.02%) MCSE
12 152 (1.90%) MCP
13 147 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 140 (1.75%) CTC Cleared
15 120 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
16 118 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 106 (1.32%) CISM
18 90 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 83 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 75 (0.94%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 352 (4.40%) SLA
2 324 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 297 (3.71%) QA
4 79 (0.99%) ISO 9001
5 76 (0.95%) JSP 440
6 64 (0.80%) PCI DSS
7 61 (0.76%) Data Quality
8 28 (0.35%) COBIT
9 19 (0.24%) DO-178B
10 16 (0.20%) ISO 9000
10 16 (0.20%) TickIT
11 14 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 13 (0.16%) IEC 61508
12 13 (0.16%) HMG Infosec
13 9 (0.11%) JTAG
13 9 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 8 (0.100%) COSO
15 4 (0.050%) ISO 14001
15 4 (0.050%) HL7
16 2 (0.025%) BS7799
System Software
1 834 (10.41%) Active Directory
2 522 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 280 (3.50%) Hyper-V
4 162 (2.02%) VMware ESX
5 152 (1.90%) vSphere
6 150 (1.87%) XenApp
7 136 (1.70%) Oracle RAC
8 101 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
9 76 (0.95%) Terminal Services
10 63 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
11 58 (0.72%) ISA Server
12 57 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 56 (0.70%) XenDesktop
14 46 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
15 45 (0.56%) Firmware
16 38 (0.47%) vCloud
17 31 (0.39%) Snort
18 28 (0.35%) NFS
19 23 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
20 18 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 257 (3.21%) SCCM
2 206 (2.57%) HP Quality Center
3 169 (2.11%) SCOM
4 162 (2.02%) NetBackup
5 94 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
6 84 (1.05%) Data Guard
7 76 (0.95%) OpenView
8 73 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 70 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 67 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 54 (0.67%) WSUS
11 54 (0.67%) SCVMM
12 49 (0.61%) Puppet
13 48 (0.60%) Backup Exec
14 43 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
14 43 (0.54%) Nagios
15 42 (0.52%) Netcool
16 41 (0.51%) HP SIM
17 40 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 38 (0.47%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1628 (20.33%) Microsoft
2 1311 (16.37%) Oracle
3 817 (10.20%) VMware
4 691 (8.63%) Cisco
5 607 (7.58%) HP
6 486 (6.07%) Fujitsu
7 434 (5.42%) Citrix
8 380 (4.74%) Juniper
9 300 (3.75%) SAP
10 232 (2.90%) IBM
11 219 (2.73%) CheckPoint
12 218 (2.72%) F5
13 188 (2.35%) Red Hat
14 168 (2.10%) McAfee
15 167 (2.09%) Symantec
16 136 (1.70%) Veritas
17 134 (1.67%) EMC
18 120 (1.50%) Remedy
19 111 (1.39%) Adobe
20 97 (1.21%) Hyperion
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