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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 81 81 89
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 3549 4062 3445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.20% 3.36% 3.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.65% 12.39% 10.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2593 2946 2200
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £44,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+6.81% +4.76%

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
30453 32795 31536
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.48% 27.16% 27.92%
Number of salaries quoted 23885 26176 25383
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -2 3271 £50,000 +11.11% 543
South East -13 1195 £45,000 - 194
London +45 862 £52,500 +2.94% 134
South West +11 545 £45,000 +12.50% 94
Hampshire -4 479 £42,500 -5.55% 83
Berkshire -3 421 £55,000 +15.78% 53
Reading -4 263 £53,500 +12.63% 36
City of London +20 225 £50,000 +4.16% 25
Gloucestershire 0 216 £52,000 +30.00% 35
West Midlands -10 213 £53,750 +26.47% 16
East of England +18 193 £50,000 +12.35% 29
North West -21 174 £52,500 +50.00% 35
Birmingham +19 139 £57,500 +9.52% 5
Surrey -50 132 £50,000 +5.26% 19
Bristol +24 124 £42,500 +3.03% 24
Andover 0 122 £45,000 - 3
Hertfordshire -5 119 £50,000 +5.26% 13
Wiltshire +20 116 £38,000 +5.55% 13
Buckinghamshire -21 113 £40,000 -9.60% 20
Milton Keynes -2 108 £40,000 -8.04% 19
Southampton +2 93 £39,000 -13.33% 15
Yorkshire +16 88 £38,000 +13.94% 20
Gloucester +3 73 £52,500 +36.36% 14
Hemel Hempstead -2 72 £60,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +48 66 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Wales -20 63 £42,500 +1.19% 13
Leeds +42 62 £45,000 +28.57% 7
South Wales -10 59 £41,500 -7.77% 10
Portsmouth +5 54 £45,000 +28.57% 6
Bracknell -17 51 £50,000 +5.26% 2

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5275 (68.48%) SC Cleared
2 1932 (25.08%) Windows
3 1723 (22.37%) Microsoft
4 1691 (21.95%) DV Cleared
5 1551 (20.14%) ITIL
6 1200 (15.58%) Oracle
7 1185 (15.38%) Finance
8 1150 (14.93%) SQL
9 996 (12.93%) Cisco
10 984 (12.77%) VMware
11 919 (11.93%) Firewall
12 910 (11.81%) Active Directory
13 895 (11.62%) Degree
14 883 (11.46%) MS Excel
15 867 (11.26%) Linux
16 778 (10.10%) C
16 778 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
17 747 (9.70%) SQL Server
18 725 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
19 697 (9.05%) Java
20 649 (8.43%) HP
21 635 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
22 585 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
23 577 (7.49%) Project Management
24 574 (7.45%) SharePoint
25 569 (7.39%) Windows Server 2008
26 555 (7.20%) UNIX
27 538 (6.98%) Service Management
28 534 (6.93%) Telecoms
29 527 (6.84%) C#

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 574 (7.45%) SharePoint
2 390 (5.06%) MS Exchange
3 236 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 217 (2.82%) IIS
5 203 (2.64%) Lync
6 166 (2.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 164 (2.13%) WebLogic
8 146 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
9 127 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 125 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
11 122 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
12 106 (1.38%) Apache
13 102 (1.32%) WebSphere
14 101 (1.31%) JBoss
15 77 (1.00%) Tomcat
16 65 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 63 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
18 55 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
19 47 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
20 41 (0.53%) CMS
Applications
1 883 (11.46%) MS Excel
2 358 (4.65%) MS Office
3 90 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 83 (1.08%) MS Project
5 57 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 26 (0.34%) InfoPath
7 13 (0.17%) AutoCAD
8 12 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.13%) Windchill
10 7 (0.091%) SPSS
11 6 (0.078%) Simulink
12 5 (0.065%) FastStats
13 4 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 3 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
14 3 (0.039%) Maya
14 3 (0.039%) 3ds Max
15 2 (0.026%) Photoshop
15 2 (0.026%) Pro/ENGINEER
15 2 (0.026%) Stateflow
15 2 (0.026%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 353 (4.58%) Oracle EBS
2 313 (4.06%) Oracle EBS R12
3 140 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
4 125 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
5 99 (1.29%) Oracle General Ledger
5 99 (1.29%) Oracle Receivables
5 99 (1.29%) Oracle Payables
6 94 (1.22%) Oracle ERP
7 70 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
8 69 (0.90%) Oracle HRMS
9 58 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
10 55 (0.71%) Oracle Payroll
11 52 (0.68%) SAP CO
12 51 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
12 51 (0.66%) SAP FI
13 44 (0.57%) SAP SD
14 43 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
15 39 (0.51%) Oracle iProcurement
16 37 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
17 32 (0.42%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 210 (2.73%) Office 365
2 98 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (0.73%) SaaS
4 34 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
5 30 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
6 20 (0.26%) Yammer
7 18 (0.23%) PaaS
7 18 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
9 13 (0.17%) Taleo
9 13 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
9 13 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (0.17%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.13%) IaaS
11 4 (0.052%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.026%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.026%) Force.com
13 1 (0.013%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.013%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 919 (11.93%) Firewall
2 480 (6.23%) LAN
3 469 (6.09%) WAN
4 410 (5.32%) DNS
5 317 (4.12%) DHCP
6 311 (4.04%) TCP/IP
7 286 (3.71%) SAN
8 272 (3.53%) Wireless
9 253 (3.28%) Network Security
10 187 (2.43%) Cisco ASA
11 157 (2.04%) VPN
12 130 (1.69%) Internet
13 129 (1.67%) VoIP
14 120 (1.56%) HTTP
15 114 (1.48%) SNMP
16 111 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
17 100 (1.30%) MPLS
18 96 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
19 95 (1.23%) Wireshark
20 91 (1.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 747 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 260 (3.38%) Oracle Database
3 209 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 171 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 160 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 157 (2.04%) Relational Database
7 130 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
8 109 (1.42%) MySQL
9 107 (1.39%) Big Data
10 100 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 93 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
12 86 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
13 85 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
14 78 (1.01%) RDBMS
15 77 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
16 60 (0.78%) MongoDB
17 58 (0.75%) Hadoop
18 53 (0.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
19 51 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
20 49 (0.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 147 (1.91%) Visual Studio
2 136 (1.77%) Subversion
3 128 (1.66%) Oracle Forms
4 124 (1.61%) Git (software)
5 102 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
6 91 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 91 (1.18%) Maven
7 87 (1.13%) JIRA
8 76 (0.99%) Jenkins
9 70 (0.91%) Selenium
10 64 (0.83%) LoadRunner
11 52 (0.68%) Ant
12 51 (0.66%) Eclipse
13 49 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 46 (0.60%) JUnit
15 44 (0.57%) MSI
16 43 (0.56%) QuickTest Pro
17 41 (0.53%) TestDirector
18 37 (0.48%) NUnit
19 30 (0.39%) Mercurial
General
1 1185 (15.38%) Finance
2 534 (6.93%) Telecoms
3 308 (4.00%) Retail
4 255 (3.31%) Manufacturing
5 178 (2.31%) Military
6 169 (2.19%) Banking
7 123 (1.60%) Legal
8 121 (1.57%) Aerospace
9 118 (1.53%) Electronics
10 75 (0.97%) General Ledger
11 62 (0.80%) Marketing
12 43 (0.56%) Back Office
12 43 (0.56%) Law
13 41 (0.53%) Advertising
14 30 (0.39%) Publishing
15 29 (0.38%) Games
16 21 (0.27%) Local Government
17 17 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
17 17 (0.22%) Financial Institution
18 13 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1170 (15.19%) Consultant
2 938 (12.18%) Analyst
3 789 (10.24%) Developer
4 776 (10.07%) Architect
5 411 (5.34%) Project Manager
6 367 (4.76%) Network Engineer
7 340 (4.41%) Support Engineer
8 307 (3.99%) Software Engineer
9 236 (3.06%) Oracle Consultant
10 219 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
11 217 (2.82%) Administrator
12 204 (2.65%) Security Consultant
13 177 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
14 172 (2.23%) Java Developer
15 166 (2.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 164 (2.13%) SAP Consultant
17 153 (1.99%) Test Analyst
18 152 (1.97%) Security Engineer
19 149 (1.93%) Business Analyst
19 149 (1.93%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 478 (6.21%) .NET
2 423 (5.49%) HTML
3 306 (3.97%) CSS
4 292 (3.79%) XML
5 290 (3.76%) ASP.NET
6 227 (2.95%) Web Services
7 221 (2.87%) J2EE
8 164 (2.13%) HTML5
9 153 (1.99%) Middleware
10 142 (1.84%) .NET Framework
11 129 (1.67%) Spring
11 129 (1.67%) WCF
12 124 (1.61%) jQuery
13 106 (1.38%) JSP
14 93 (1.21%) ASP.NET MVC
15 89 (1.16%) JSON
16 88 (1.14%) Entity Framework
17 81 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
18 80 (1.04%) SOAP
19 77 (1.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 585 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 379 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 267 (3.47%) Clustering
4 239 (3.10%) Computer Science
5 163 (2.12%) Open Source
6 143 (1.86%) Mathematics
7 138 (1.79%) Replication
8 134 (1.74%) GIS
9 109 (1.42%) Blackberry
10 104 (1.35%) CESG
11 98 (1.27%) PKI
12 85 (1.10%) RMADS
13 83 (1.08%) Life Science
14 75 (0.97%) Statistics
15 74 (0.96%) Physics
16 71 (0.92%) Visualisation
17 46 (0.60%) CESG CLAS
18 43 (0.56%) Client/Server
18 43 (0.56%) CMDB
18 43 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1932 (25.08%) Windows
2 867 (11.26%) Linux
3 569 (7.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 555 (7.20%) UNIX
5 440 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 347 (4.50%) Windows 7
7 337 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 242 (3.14%) Windows XP
9 148 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 131 (1.70%) Solaris
11 87 (1.13%) HPUX
12 73 (0.95%) Windows 8
13 62 (0.80%) Windows 2000
14 59 (0.77%) Android
15 56 (0.73%) CentOS
16 54 (0.70%) AIX
17 32 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
18 30 (0.39%) Apple iOS
19 28 (0.36%) Ubuntu
20 25 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1551 (20.14%) ITIL
2 778 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
3 577 (7.49%) Project Management
4 538 (6.98%) Service Management
5 518 (6.72%) Software Engineering
6 495 (6.43%) Information Security
7 457 (5.93%) PRINCE2
8 441 (5.73%) Service Delivery
9 424 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
10 403 (5.23%) Mentoring
11 370 (4.80%) Change Management
12 369 (4.79%) Cyber Security
13 326 (4.23%) UML
13 326 (4.23%) Incident Management
14 324 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
15 312 (4.05%) Risk Management
16 309 (4.01%) Migration
17 265 (3.44%) Configuration Management
18 264 (3.43%) ERP
19 261 (3.39%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1150 (14.93%) SQL
2 778 (10.10%) C
3 697 (9.05%) Java
4 527 (6.84%) C#
5 436 (5.66%) JavaScript
6 430 (5.58%) C++
7 249 (3.23%) PowerShell
8 234 (3.04%) Python
9 201 (2.61%) PL/SQL
10 150 (1.95%) Perl
11 149 (1.93%) Bash Shell
12 128 (1.66%) Shell Script
13 95 (1.23%) PHP
14 87 (1.13%) VB
15 81 (1.05%) Ruby
16 77 (1.00%) VB.NET
17 71 (0.92%) T-SQL
18 66 (0.86%) ABAP
19 63 (0.82%) VBScript
20 62 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5275 (68.48%) SC Cleared
2 1691 (21.95%) DV Cleared
3 895 (11.62%) Degree
4 635 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
5 395 (5.13%) CCNP
6 363 (4.71%) CCNA
7 342 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 260 (3.38%) CISSP
9 186 (2.41%) MCSE
10 167 (2.17%) MCP
11 151 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 140 (1.82%) ISTQB
13 132 (1.71%) CCSA
14 131 (1.70%) CCIE
15 118 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
15 118 (1.53%) CISM
16 112 (1.45%) ISEB
17 108 (1.40%) CCA
18 107 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
19 100 (1.30%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 463 (6.01%) SLA
2 282 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 148 (1.92%) QA
4 109 (1.42%) PCI DSS
5 65 (0.84%) JSP 440
6 44 (0.57%) COBIT
7 30 (0.39%) ISO 9001
8 14 (0.18%) ISO 9000
8 14 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 12 (0.16%) GPG13
10 11 (0.14%) EMIR
10 11 (0.14%) CRD IV
10 11 (0.14%) MiFID
11 8 (0.10%) JTAG
11 8 (0.10%) DO-178B
11 8 (0.10%) DO-254
12 7 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.039%) TickIT
13 3 (0.039%) Dodd-Frank
14 2 (0.026%) PMBOK
System Software
1 910 (11.81%) Active Directory
2 725 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 362 (4.70%) Hyper-V
4 225 (2.92%) XenApp
5 166 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 160 (2.08%) vSphere
7 151 (1.96%) XenDesktop
8 101 (1.31%) VMware ESX
9 70 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
10 66 (0.86%) Terminal Services
11 64 (0.83%) vCloud
12 62 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
13 45 (0.58%) ISA Server
13 45 (0.58%) Firmware
14 32 (0.42%) XenServer
15 30 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
16 29 (0.38%) Samba
17 21 (0.27%) NFS
18 18 (0.23%) Snort
19 17 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 423 (5.49%) SCCM
2 233 (3.02%) SCOM
3 141 (1.83%) NetBackup
4 119 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
5 80 (1.04%) SCVMM
6 78 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 72 (0.93%) Puppet
8 71 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 69 (0.90%) OpenView
10 67 (0.87%) Cisco Prime
11 59 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
11 59 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
12 57 (0.74%) Nagios
13 52 (0.68%) HP SIM
14 49 (0.64%) WSUS
15 46 (0.60%) Backup Exec
16 45 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
16 45 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 43 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 36 (0.47%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1723 (22.37%) Microsoft
2 1200 (15.58%) Oracle
3 996 (12.93%) Cisco
4 984 (12.77%) VMware
5 649 (8.43%) HP
6 492 (6.39%) Juniper
7 487 (6.32%) Citrix
8 372 (4.83%) CheckPoint
9 319 (4.14%) SAP
10 214 (2.78%) IBM
11 205 (2.66%) F5
12 191 (2.48%) Fujitsu
13 186 (2.41%) Symantec
14 164 (2.13%) Red Hat
15 152 (1.97%) EMC
16 133 (1.73%) Remedy
17 120 (1.56%) NetApp
18 112 (1.45%) McAfee
19 99 (1.29%) AppSense
20 86 (1.12%) Business Objects
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Computer People
Salary: £55000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Hyphen
Posted: 20 hours ago
UK
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: To £55k + Car Allow+Pension/Medical+37 hols
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
LA International
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Salary: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
UK
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: To £55k + Pension+Medical+37 days hols
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
SCC
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CGI
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £12.00 - £16.50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday