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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 74 86 100
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +14
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 3741 3351 3085
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.51% 3.14% 2.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.72% 11.50% 10.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2832 2392 2047
Average salary £48,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.58% +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
31908 29129 30429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.90% 27.27% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 25373 22889 25038
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,090 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3417 £47,500 +7.95% 575
South East -2 1284 £45,000 - 197
London +55 841 £54,500 +11.22% 135
South West +12 547 £45,000 +16.88% 108
Hampshire +3 504 £42,500 +1.91% 63
Berkshire +1 462 £51,250 +7.89% 68
Reading -1 262 £50,000 +5.26% 43
City of London +27 223 £55,000 +15.78% 40
North West -2 215 £47,500 +26.66% 38
West Midlands -29 204 £50,000 +17.64% 35
Gloucestershire +2 185 £50,000 +26.58% 41
East of England -11 168 £45,000 +2.27% 25
Bristol +33 137 £45,000 +5.88% 21
Surrey -52 127 £50,000 +11.11% 33
Birmingham +16 126 £55,000 +22.22% 18
Wiltshire +16 116 £37,500 -1.24% 28
Andover 0 107 £45,000 +4.65% 2
Buckinghamshire -20 102 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Milton Keynes 0 100 £45,000 +3.44% 10
Hertfordshire -25 98 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Portsmouth +13 94 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Bracknell -5 94 £46,250 -3.14% 2
Manchester +21 88 £50,000 +33.33% 14
Yorkshire +4 84 £43,750 +25.00% 11
Gosport 0 70 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Cheshire -21 65 £42,500 +13.33% 6
Hemel Hempstead +3 62 £50,000 -16.66%
Gloucester +13 58 £51,750 +34.41% 16
Southampton -6 56 £46,000 +2.22% 14
West Yorkshire +16 54 £45,000 +28.57% 9

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 5516 (68.56%) SC Cleared
2 2014 (25.03%) Windows
3 1754 (21.80%) Microsoft
4 1618 (20.11%) DV Cleared
5 1531 (19.03%) ITIL
6 1380 (17.15%) Finance
7 1302 (16.18%) Oracle
8 1270 (15.78%) SQL
9 967 (12.02%) Active Directory
10 945 (11.74%) VMware
11 924 (11.48%) MS Excel
12 916 (11.38%) Degree
13 898 (11.16%) Linux
14 897 (11.15%) Cisco
15 883 (10.97%) Firewall
16 829 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
17 807 (10.03%) Java
18 730 (9.07%) SQL Server
19 687 (8.54%) C
20 661 (8.22%) HP
21 648 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
22 636 (7.90%) Telecoms
23 616 (7.66%) Project Management
24 605 (7.52%) SharePoint
25 590 (7.33%) Windows Server 2008
26 587 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
27 574 (7.13%) UNIX
28 561 (6.97%) Cisco Certification
29 549 (6.82%) Software Engineering
30 540 (6.71%) C#

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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
1 605 (7.52%) SharePoint
2 440 (5.47%) MS Exchange
3 268 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 217 (2.70%) IIS
5 212 (2.63%) WebLogic
6 176 (2.19%) Lync
7 172 (2.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 172 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 157 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
9 145 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
10 134 (1.67%) Apache
11 122 (1.52%) WebSphere
12 118 (1.47%) JBoss
13 102 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
14 81 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 77 (0.96%) Tomcat
16 75 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
17 57 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
18 54 (0.67%) NetWeaver
18 54 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 924 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 383 (4.76%) MS Office
3 93 (1.16%) MS Project
4 82 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 62 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.30%) InfoPath
7 23 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 14 (0.17%) AutoCAD
9 9 (0.11%) Simulink
10 8 (0.099%) Windchill
11 6 (0.075%) PowerPivot
12 5 (0.062%) FastStats
13 3 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.037%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.037%) Maya
13 3 (0.037%) 3ds Max
13 3 (0.037%) Photoshop
14 2 (0.025%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.012%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 378 (4.70%) Oracle EBS
2 311 (3.87%) Oracle EBS R12
3 164 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
4 101 (1.26%) Oracle ERP
5 100 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
6 89 (1.11%) Oracle General Ledger
6 89 (1.11%) Oracle Receivables
7 86 (1.07%) Oracle Payables
8 69 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
9 68 (0.85%) SAP CO
10 67 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
10 67 (0.83%) SAP FI
11 62 (0.77%) Oracle HRMS
11 62 (0.77%) SAP SD
12 56 (0.70%) Oracle Payroll
13 53 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
14 51 (0.63%) SAP MM
15 38 (0.47%) Oracle iProcurement
16 37 (0.46%) SAP HR
17 36 (0.45%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 175 (2.17%) Office 365
2 74 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (0.82%) SaaS
4 29 (0.36%) PaaS
5 27 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (0.22%) IaaS
7 17 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
8 14 (0.17%) Taleo
9 13 (0.16%) Yammer
10 7 (0.087%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (0.075%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.075%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.075%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.037%) Force.com
13 2 (0.025%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.025%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.012%) IBM SmartCloud
14 1 (0.012%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 883 (10.97%) Firewall
2 448 (5.57%) WAN
3 435 (5.41%) LAN
4 401 (4.98%) DNS
5 307 (3.82%) TCP/IP
6 304 (3.78%) DHCP
7 278 (3.46%) SAN
8 271 (3.37%) Network Security
9 241 (3.00%) Wireless
10 183 (2.27%) VPN
11 159 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
12 147 (1.83%) Internet
13 129 (1.60%) HTTP
14 120 (1.49%) MPLS
15 110 (1.37%) VoIP
16 108 (1.34%) Unified Communications
17 102 (1.27%) BGP
18 99 (1.23%) SNMP
19 96 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
20 92 (1.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 730 (9.07%) SQL Server
2 345 (4.29%) Oracle Database
3 220 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 157 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 156 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 148 (1.84%) Relational Database
7 134 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
8 122 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
9 114 (1.42%) Oracle BI EE
9 114 (1.42%) MySQL
10 98 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 96 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
12 91 (1.13%) RDBMS
13 86 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
14 78 (0.97%) Oracle Discoverer
15 74 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
16 73 (0.91%) Big Data
17 66 (0.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
18 56 (0.70%) EDRMS
19 51 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 176 (2.19%) Subversion
2 145 (1.80%) Oracle Forms
3 138 (1.72%) Git (software)
4 131 (1.63%) Visual Studio
5 125 (1.55%) JIRA
6 122 (1.52%) Maven
7 101 (1.26%) Ant
8 96 (1.19%) Rational DOORS
9 94 (1.17%) Jenkins
10 89 (1.11%) Selenium
11 81 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
12 71 (0.88%) JUnit
13 70 (0.87%) LoadRunner
14 66 (0.82%) TestDirector
15 65 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
16 59 (0.73%) Eclipse
17 47 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
18 44 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 39 (0.48%) Mercurial
20 36 (0.45%) MSI
General
1 1380 (17.15%) Finance
2 636 (7.90%) Telecoms
3 410 (5.10%) Retail
4 265 (3.29%) Manufacturing
5 196 (2.44%) Banking
6 188 (2.34%) Aerospace
7 169 (2.10%) Military
8 140 (1.74%) Legal
9 123 (1.53%) Electronics
10 80 (0.99%) Marketing
11 66 (0.82%) General Ledger
12 62 (0.77%) Back Office
13 45 (0.56%) Advertising
14 39 (0.48%) Law
15 29 (0.36%) Games
16 26 (0.32%) Publishing
17 23 (0.29%) Local Government
18 22 (0.27%) Billing
19 15 (0.19%) German Language
19 15 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1298 (16.13%) Consultant
2 901 (11.20%) Analyst
3 861 (10.70%) Developer
4 778 (9.67%) Architect
5 440 (5.47%) Project Manager
6 372 (4.62%) Support Engineer
7 351 (4.36%) Network Engineer
8 333 (4.14%) Software Engineer
9 235 (2.92%) Oracle Consultant
10 216 (2.68%) SAP Consultant
11 215 (2.67%) Administrator
12 207 (2.57%) DBA
13 203 (2.52%) Systems Engineer
13 203 (2.52%) Java Developer
14 171 (2.13%) Security Consultant
15 166 (2.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 162 (2.01%) Solutions Architect
16 162 (2.01%) Test Analyst
17 152 (1.89%) Service Manager
18 148 (1.84%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 493 (6.13%) HTML
2 454 (5.64%) .NET
3 355 (4.41%) XML
4 341 (4.24%) CSS
5 248 (3.08%) ASP.NET
6 242 (3.01%) J2EE
7 231 (2.87%) Web Services
8 200 (2.49%) HTML5
9 174 (2.16%) Middleware
10 167 (2.08%) jQuery
11 147 (1.83%) Spring
12 121 (1.50%) JSON
13 113 (1.40%) .NET Framework
14 101 (1.26%) SOAP
15 99 (1.23%) Hibernate
16 96 (1.19%) JSP
17 94 (1.17%) Ajax
18 90 (1.12%) WCF
19 88 (1.09%) Oracle Fusion
20 87 (1.08%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 587 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 385 (4.78%) Management Information System
3 306 (3.80%) Clustering
4 244 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 174 (2.16%) Open Source
6 147 (1.83%) GIS
7 135 (1.68%) Blackberry
8 132 (1.64%) Mathematics
9 126 (1.57%) Replication
10 100 (1.24%) Life Science
11 93 (1.16%) Statistics
12 89 (1.11%) CESG
13 83 (1.03%) RMADS
14 80 (0.99%) PKI
15 66 (0.82%) Physics
16 62 (0.77%) User Experience
17 54 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
18 52 (0.65%) Client/Server
19 51 (0.63%) CESG CLAS
20 47 (0.58%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2014 (25.03%) Windows
2 898 (11.16%) Linux
3 590 (7.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 574 (7.13%) UNIX
5 516 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 349 (4.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 334 (4.15%) Windows 7
8 304 (3.78%) Windows XP
9 147 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 135 (1.68%) Solaris
11 103 (1.28%) HPUX
12 94 (1.17%) Windows 8
13 83 (1.03%) Android
14 73 (0.91%) Windows 2000
15 60 (0.75%) AIX
16 57 (0.71%) CentOS
17 55 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
18 51 (0.63%) Apple iOS
19 33 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
20 27 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1531 (19.03%) ITIL
2 829 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
3 616 (7.66%) Project Management
4 549 (6.82%) Software Engineering
5 520 (6.46%) Service Management
6 516 (6.41%) PRINCE2
7 437 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
8 434 (5.39%) Service Delivery
9 427 (5.31%) Information Security
10 418 (5.20%) Mentoring
11 389 (4.83%) Change Management
12 363 (4.51%) Incident Management
13 358 (4.45%) UML
14 345 (4.29%) Migration
15 325 (4.04%) Stakeholder Management
16 292 (3.63%) CRM
17 289 (3.59%) Risk Management
18 280 (3.48%) Cyber Security
19 272 (3.38%) Configuration Management
20 265 (3.29%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1270 (15.78%) SQL
2 807 (10.03%) Java
3 687 (8.54%) C
4 540 (6.71%) C#
5 504 (6.26%) JavaScript
6 422 (5.24%) C++
7 273 (3.39%) PowerShell
8 229 (2.85%) PL/SQL
9 228 (2.83%) Python
10 156 (1.94%) Shell Script
10 156 (1.94%) Perl
11 139 (1.73%) Bash Shell
12 127 (1.58%) PHP
13 109 (1.35%) ABAP
14 90 (1.12%) VB
14 90 (1.12%) T-SQL
15 80 (0.99%) VB.NET
16 67 (0.83%) VBScript
17 61 (0.76%) Ruby
18 54 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5516 (68.56%) SC Cleared
2 1618 (20.11%) DV Cleared
3 916 (11.38%) Degree
4 561 (6.97%) Cisco Certification
5 361 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 357 (4.44%) CCNP
7 295 (3.67%) CCNA
8 210 (2.61%) CISSP
9 197 (2.45%) MCSE
10 169 (2.10%) MCP
11 158 (1.96%) ISEB
11 158 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 155 (1.93%) ISTQB
13 147 (1.83%) VCP4
14 121 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
15 114 (1.42%) CCIE
16 101 (1.26%) CISM
17 97 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 94 (1.17%) MCITP
19 85 (1.06%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 436 (5.42%) SLA
2 270 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 161 (2.00%) QA
4 84 (1.04%) PCI DSS
5 71 (0.88%) JSP 440
6 34 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 31 (0.39%) Data Quality
8 23 (0.29%) COBIT
9 13 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.14%) DO-178B
11 9 (0.11%) ISO 9000
12 8 (0.099%) JTAG
12 8 (0.099%) DO-254
13 6 (0.075%) GPG13
14 5 (0.062%) TickIT
15 3 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 17799
16 2 (0.025%) BS7799
16 2 (0.025%) COSO
16 2 (0.025%) PMBOK
17 1 (0.012%) P3O
System Software
1 967 (12.02%) Active Directory
2 648 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 345 (4.29%) Hyper-V
4 187 (2.32%) XenApp
5 145 (1.80%) vSphere
6 123 (1.53%) VMware ESX
7 110 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 97 (1.21%) XenDesktop
9 86 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
10 80 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
11 69 (0.86%) vCloud
12 60 (0.75%) Terminal Services
13 52 (0.65%) ISA Server
13 52 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
14 42 (0.52%) Firmware
15 30 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
16 25 (0.31%) NFS
17 22 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 22 (0.27%) XenServer
18 21 (0.26%) Samba
Systems Management
1 388 (4.82%) SCCM
2 239 (2.97%) SCOM
3 161 (2.00%) NetBackup
4 153 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
5 107 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 96 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 88 (1.09%) OpenView
8 87 (1.08%) SCVMM
9 67 (0.83%) Puppet
10 63 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
11 62 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 60 (0.75%) Nagios
13 55 (0.68%) Backup Exec
14 50 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
15 49 (0.61%) HP SIM
16 48 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
17 46 (0.57%) WSUS
18 41 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
19 39 (0.48%) SCDPM
20 36 (0.45%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1754 (21.80%) Microsoft
2 1302 (16.18%) Oracle
3 945 (11.74%) VMware
4 897 (11.15%) Cisco
5 661 (8.22%) HP
6 465 (5.78%) Citrix
7 459 (5.70%) Juniper
8 411 (5.11%) SAP
9 321 (3.99%) CheckPoint
10 283 (3.52%) Fujitsu
11 235 (2.92%) IBM
12 210 (2.61%) F5
13 167 (2.08%) Symantec
14 166 (2.06%) Red Hat
15 142 (1.76%) EMC
16 139 (1.73%) Remedy
16 139 (1.73%) McAfee
17 112 (1.39%) Veritas
18 106 (1.32%) NetApp
19 97 (1.21%) Business Objects
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