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 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Clearance
UK
Rank 102 86 78
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -8
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 2383 3243 3788
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.84% 3.17% 3.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.48% 11.35% 13.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1636 2340 2903
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year
- -1.09%

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
20760 28585 29025
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.72% 27.91% 27.56%
Number of salaries quoted 16426 22892 23133
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 February 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 2183 £45,000 -5.26% 412
South East -4 655 £47,500 +7.95% 141
South West +4 615 £42,000 -1.17% 66
London -67 378 £55,000 -1.78% 109
Hampshire +2 341 £45,000 +8.43% 87
Gloucestershire 0 318 £45,000 -14.28% 23
North West +14 157 £37,500 -16.66% 18
Berkshire -22 117 £51,500 +3.00% 13
East of England +4 116 £42,500 -22.72% 18
Bristol -17 116 £40,000 -10.11% 15
Gloucester 0 107 £40,000 -15.78% 12
Surrey +51 104 £47,500 +7.95% 25
West Midlands -41 94 £45,000 - 27
Manchester +16 93 £37,500 -25.00% 11
East Midlands +9 83 £47,500 - 8
Wiltshire -1 82 £42,500 +21.42% 15
Reading +9 69 £47,500 +5.55% 8
Farnborough +3 68 £45,000 +38.46% 9
Portsmouth +31 63 £45,000 +25.00% 10
Cheltenham -2 60 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Somerset +16 58 £37,500 +10.29% 7
Hertfordshire -7 58 £35,000 -41.66% 6
Yorkshire -26 57 £42,500 -5.55% 15
Scotland -2 52 £50,000 +5.26% 9
Fareham +34 49 £37,500 -7.40% 9
Basingstoke -1 49 £52,250 +21.51% 15
Birmingham -23 40 £35,000 -22.22% 9
City of London -12 39 £43,750 -16.66% 25
Wales +12 36 £27,000 -28.00% 9
Milton Keynes +14 34 £39,000 -2.50% 8

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 3193 (58.27%) SC Cleared
2 1413 (25.78%) DV Cleared
3 1197 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
4 1124 (20.51%) Java
5 1097 (20.02%) ITIL
6 1072 (19.56%) Windows
7 1018 (18.58%) Microsoft
8 983 (17.94%) Linux
9 955 (17.43%) C
10 819 (14.95%) Degree
11 790 (14.42%) Cybersecurity
12 759 (13.85%) Software Engineering
13 695 (12.68%) SQL
14 626 (11.42%) C#
15 615 (11.22%) JavaScript
16 608 (11.09%) VMware
17 607 (11.08%) C++
18 578 (10.55%) Oracle
19 565 (10.31%) Firewall
20 550 (10.04%) MS Excel
21 528 (9.64%) Information Security
22 517 (9.43%) Finance
23 511 (9.32%) Python
24 503 (9.18%) HTML
25 488 (8.91%) Active Directory
26 486 (8.87%) Cisco
27 473 (8.63%) Scrum
28 455 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure
29 448 (8.18%) Unix
30 440 (8.03%) Management Information System

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 195 (3.56%) WebLogic
2 191 (3.49%) SharePoint
3 168 (3.07%) JBoss
4 139 (2.54%) MS Exchange
5 133 (2.43%) Apache
6 107 (1.95%) IIS
7 101 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
8 100 (1.82%) WebSphere
9 96 (1.75%) Apache Pig
10 79 (1.44%) Apache Spark
11 76 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
12 75 (1.37%) Confluence
13 73 (1.33%) Tomcat
14 67 (1.22%) Skype for Business
15 59 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
16 58 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 56 (1.02%) Alfresco
18 52 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
19 49 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
20 47 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 550 (10.04%) MS Excel
2 297 (5.42%) MS Office
3 86 (1.57%) MS Project
4 70 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 44 (0.80%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.29%) InfoPath
8 14 (0.26%) AutoCAD
9 12 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
10 11 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 10 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
12 8 (0.15%) 3ds Max
12 8 (0.15%) Maya
12 8 (0.15%) Simulink
13 7 (0.13%) Acrobat
13 7 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
14 5 (0.091%) Autodesk Inventor
14 5 (0.091%) S-PLUS
15 4 (0.073%) GNU Octave
15 4 (0.073%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 39 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
3 31 (0.57%) Sentinel
4 30 (0.55%) SAP FI
5 29 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 28 (0.51%) SAP CO
6 28 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
7 26 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
8 19 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
9 17 (0.31%) SAP HR
10 16 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
11 14 (0.26%) assyst
12 13 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
13 12 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
13 12 (0.22%) SAP MM
13 12 (0.22%) SAP PP
14 11 (0.20%) SAP PS
15 9 (0.16%) Primavera
15 9 (0.16%) SAP HCM
16 8 (0.15%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 201 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 177 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 145 (2.65%) Office 365
4 82 (1.50%) SaaS
5 72 (1.31%) GitHub
6 69 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
7 61 (1.11%) PaaS
8 38 (0.69%) IaaS
9 36 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
10 28 (0.51%) Amazon S3
11 24 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
12 18 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (0.22%) Taleo
14 11 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
15 6 (0.11%) Boomi
15 6 (0.11%) Google Analytics
15 6 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 5 (0.091%) Responsys
17 3 (0.055%) AWS CloudFormation
17 3 (0.055%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 565 (10.31%) Firewall
2 290 (5.29%) LAN
3 259 (4.73%) TCP/IP
4 258 (4.71%) DNS
5 232 (4.23%) WAN
6 204 (3.72%) Network Security
7 154 (2.81%) DHCP
8 129 (2.35%) HTTP
9 127 (2.32%) VPN
10 126 (2.30%) Wireless
11 116 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
11 116 (2.12%) SSL
12 115 (2.10%) MPLS
13 111 (2.03%) OSPF
14 108 (1.97%) BGP
15 104 (1.90%) Internet
16 87 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
17 73 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
18 66 (1.20%) VoIP
19 65 (1.19%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 397 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 262 (4.78%) Big Data
3 231 (4.22%) Hadoop
4 227 (4.14%) MongoDB
5 173 (3.16%) MySQL
6 148 (2.70%) Relational Database
7 142 (2.59%) Oracle Database
8 120 (2.19%) NoSQL
9 100 (1.82%) RDBMS
10 96 (1.75%) Apache Hive
11 86 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
12 80 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
13 64 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 51 (0.93%) GIS
15 47 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
16 43 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
17 40 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
18 39 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
19 36 (0.66%) MS Access
20 34 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 236 (4.31%) Selenium
2 206 (3.76%) JIRA
3 183 (3.34%) Jenkins
4 138 (2.52%) Visual Studio
5 135 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 122 (2.23%) Cucumber
6 122 (2.23%) Maven
7 116 (2.12%) JUnit
8 102 (1.86%) Git (software)
9 88 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
10 78 (1.42%) Subversion
11 65 (1.19%) LoadRunner
12 63 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 49 (0.89%) Eclipse
14 45 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
15 44 (0.80%) JMeter
16 38 (0.69%) Metasploit
17 36 (0.66%) HP UFT
18 32 (0.58%) Ant
19 28 (0.51%) Artifactory
General
1 517 (9.43%) Finance
2 393 (7.17%) Telecoms
3 220 (4.01%) Military
4 171 (3.12%) Manufacturing
5 123 (2.24%) Marketing
6 107 (1.95%) Legal
7 106 (1.93%) Aerospace
8 83 (1.51%) Electronics
9 77 (1.41%) Publishing
10 76 (1.39%) Retail
11 70 (1.28%) Banking
12 68 (1.24%) Games
13 28 (0.51%) Law
13 28 (0.51%) Local Government
14 22 (0.40%) Back Office
15 19 (0.35%) Multimedia
16 15 (0.27%) Automotive
17 12 (0.22%) Advertising
18 10 (0.18%) Avionics
18 10 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 730 (13.32%) Developer
2 532 (9.71%) Consultant
3 529 (9.65%) Analyst
4 431 (7.86%) Architect
5 408 (7.45%) Software Engineer
6 258 (4.71%) Support Engineer
7 234 (4.27%) Network Engineer
8 217 (3.96%) Java Developer
9 212 (3.87%) Systems Engineer
10 210 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 173 (3.16%) Software Developer
12 160 (2.92%) Administrator
13 152 (2.77%) Test Engineer
14 148 (2.70%) Java Engineer
15 142 (2.59%) Project Manager
16 139 (2.54%) Java Software Engineer
16 139 (2.54%) Senior Developer
17 129 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
18 125 (2.28%) Security Architect
19 119 (2.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 503 (9.18%) HTML
2 415 (7.57%) Web Services
3 392 (7.15%) .NET
4 323 (5.89%) CSS
5 294 (5.36%) XML
6 237 (4.32%) Spring
7 218 (3.98%) J2EE
8 196 (3.58%) AngularJS
8 196 (3.58%) HTML5
9 171 (3.12%) ASP.NET
9 171 (3.12%) Java EE
10 160 (2.92%) Hibernate
11 158 (2.88%) jQuery
12 135 (2.46%) REST
13 128 (2.34%) SOAP
14 122 (2.23%) JSON
15 108 (1.97%) RESTful
16 101 (1.84%) CSS3
17 96 (1.75%) Node.js
18 92 (1.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 440 (8.03%) Management Information System
2 439 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
3 278 (5.07%) Computer Science
4 262 (4.78%) Data Centre
5 148 (2.70%) PKI
6 125 (2.28%) CESG
7 117 (2.14%) Driving Licence
8 98 (1.79%) User Experience
9 75 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
10 72 (1.31%) Security Operations Centre
11 64 (1.17%) Clustering
11 64 (1.17%) Cyber Defence
12 58 (1.06%) Algorithms
13 56 (1.02%) Cybercrime
14 54 (0.99%) CMDB
14 54 (0.99%) Cyber Attack
15 44 (0.80%) Mobile App
16 38 (0.69%) Private Cloud
17 37 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
18 35 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1072 (19.56%) Windows
2 983 (17.94%) Linux
3 448 (8.18%) Unix
4 333 (6.08%) Windows Server
5 186 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 183 (3.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 155 (2.83%) Android
8 130 (2.37%) Windows 7
9 115 (2.10%) Apple iOS
10 93 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 92 (1.68%) Solaris
12 87 (1.59%) Windows 10
13 84 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 82 (1.50%) CentOS
15 51 (0.93%) Windows 8
16 47 (0.86%) AIX
17 31 (0.57%) Mac OS X
18 28 (0.51%) Windows XP
19 26 (0.47%) Ubuntu
19 26 (0.47%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1197 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1097 (20.02%) ITIL
3 790 (14.42%) Cybersecurity
4 759 (13.85%) Software Engineering
5 528 (9.64%) Information Security
6 473 (8.63%) Scrum
7 422 (7.70%) Project Management
8 416 (7.59%) Service Delivery
9 375 (6.84%) Service Management
10 360 (6.57%) Open Source
11 342 (6.24%) Infrastructure Management
12 295 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 293 (5.35%) DevOps
14 278 (5.07%) SDLC
15 268 (4.89%) Presales
16 260 (4.74%) Penetration Testing
17 254 (4.64%) Risk Management
18 245 (4.47%) Continuous Integration
19 234 (4.27%) Mentoring
20 233 (4.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1124 (20.51%) Java
2 955 (17.43%) C
3 695 (12.68%) SQL
4 626 (11.42%) C#
5 615 (11.22%) JavaScript
6 607 (11.08%) C++
7 511 (9.32%) Python
8 228 (4.16%) PowerShell
9 206 (3.76%) Perl
10 171 (3.12%) Ruby
11 145 (2.65%) Bash Shell
12 121 (2.21%) PHP
13 100 (1.82%) VB
14 99 (1.81%) PL/SQL
15 92 (1.68%) Shell Script
16 75 (1.37%) Scala
17 68 (1.24%) Objective-C
18 58 (1.06%) Groovy
19 57 (1.04%) T-SQL
19 57 (1.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3193 (58.27%) SC Cleared
2 1413 (25.78%) DV Cleared
3 819 (14.95%) Degree
4 433 (7.90%) Cisco Certification
5 391 (7.14%) CISSP
6 283 (5.16%) CCNA
7 243 (4.43%) CISM
8 230 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 209 (3.81%) CCNP
10 157 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
11 156 (2.85%) MCSE
12 144 (2.63%) ISTQB
13 141 (2.57%) CEH
14 139 (2.54%) SANS
15 123 (2.24%) CISA
16 120 (2.19%) GIAC
17 119 (2.17%) ISEB
18 117 (2.14%) BC Cleared
19 105 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
20 102 (1.86%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 387 (7.06%) SLA
2 255 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 127 (2.32%) PCI DSS
4 108 (1.97%) QA
5 56 (1.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 43 (0.78%) RMADS
7 41 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
8 39 (0.71%) GPG13
9 35 (0.64%) JSP 440
10 30 (0.55%) COBIT
11 22 (0.40%) ISO 9001
12 20 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 18 (0.33%) GCP
14 17 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 15 (0.27%) Def Stans
15 15 (0.27%) DO-178B
16 14 (0.26%) MISRA
17 12 (0.22%) Data Quality
18 11 (0.20%) JTAG
19 7 (0.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 488 (8.91%) Active Directory
2 455 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 228 (4.16%) Hyper-V
4 121 (2.21%) vSphere
5 66 (1.20%) Docker
6 54 (0.99%) Firmware
7 39 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
8 36 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
8 36 (0.66%) Snort
9 33 (0.60%) XenApp
10 32 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
11 26 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
12 25 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
13 24 (0.44%) vCloud
14 20 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
14 20 (0.36%) VMware ESX
15 19 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
16 18 (0.33%) XenDesktop
17 17 (0.31%) NFS
18 15 (0.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 201 (3.67%) SCCM
2 107 (1.95%) Puppet
3 87 (1.59%) NetBackup
4 79 (1.44%) SCOM
5 64 (1.17%) Ansible
6 60 (1.09%) Nagios
7 59 (1.08%) Nessus
8 58 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
8 58 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
9 51 (0.93%) Nmap
10 46 (0.84%) Backup Exec
11 44 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
12 38 (0.69%) Data Guard
13 36 (0.66%) SCOrch
14 30 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
15 29 (0.53%) Juniper STRM
16 25 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
17 24 (0.44%) WSUS
18 19 (0.35%) Endace
19 18 (0.33%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 1018 (18.58%) Microsoft
2 608 (11.09%) VMware
3 578 (10.55%) Oracle
4 486 (8.87%) Cisco
5 285 (5.20%) Juniper
6 233 (4.25%) HP
7 205 (3.74%) SAP
8 180 (3.28%) IBM
9 164 (2.99%) Red Hat
10 151 (2.76%) Citrix
11 102 (1.86%) F5
12 97 (1.77%) CheckPoint
13 67 (1.22%) Palo Alto
14 66 (1.20%) Remedy
15 65 (1.19%) EMC
16 56 (1.02%) NetApp
17 54 (0.99%) Atlassian
18 49 (0.89%) Intel Security
19 46 (0.84%) Google
19 46 (0.84%) Symantec
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Telford, Shropshire
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Chippenham, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
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Lorien Resourcing
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Salary: £45,000-£50,000 per annum
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Bristol, Avon
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
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Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum
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Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
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Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Car Allow,Bens,Bonus,Stock
Posted: 7 hours ago
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + software project manager
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King's Lynn, Norfolk
AAP3
Salary: £0.00 per annum + attractive
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Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 60,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £17000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + Pension and company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
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King's Lynn, Norfolk
AAP3
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Hereford, Herefordshire
Verticality Ltd
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City, London
ANSON MCCADE
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Posted: 4 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £75,000 + Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £70,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 5 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £70,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £42000 - £55000 per annum + BUPA + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
King's Lynn, Norfolk
AAP3
Salary: £0.00 - £1 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
CGI
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
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