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

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Clearance
UK
Rank 92 90 69
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -21
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 2538 3009 4116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.06% 3.01% 3.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.12% 10.75% 14.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1737 2133 3172
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 £32,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
20939 28002 29341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.23% 28.05% 27.95%
Number of salaries quoted 16560 22410 23471
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 £27,823 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,550 £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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +8 2352 £45,000 - 370
South East +2 720 £47,500 +10.46% 116
South West +5 633 £42,500 - 80
London -34 405 £52,500 -4.54% 75
Hampshire +2 375 £45,000 +5.88% 56
Gloucestershire 0 363 £45,000 -8.16% 21
North West +28 167 £35,000 -28.20% 27
Gloucester 0 135 £40,000 -20.00% 12
West Midlands +17 129 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Surrey +79 123 £45,000 +1.12% 21
Berkshire -14 120 £51,500 +14.44% 18
East of England -9 109 £42,500 -20.93% 16
Bristol -17 106 £40,000 -3.03% 20
Manchester +22 92 £40,000 -20.00% 20
East Midlands +8 84 £47,500 +58.33% 15
Farnborough +3 78 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Birmingham +11 77 £41,250 -2.94% 8
Wiltshire +3 71 £40,000 +14.28% 16
Yorkshire -25 71 £42,500 -2.85% 8
Basingstoke +3 69 £48,750 +2.63% 8
Fareham +33 64 £37,500 -11.76% 9
Reading +5 61 £47,500 +5.55% 9
Hertfordshire +1 59 £35,000 -41.66% 8
Cheltenham -2 57 £50,000 - 4
Scotland -8 55 £51,500 +8.42% 9
Portsmouth +28 50 £35,000 -2.77% 12
Leatherhead +18 44 £41,000 -15.89% 11
Derbyshire +8 44 £47,500 - 5
Somerset +20 43 £38,500 +5.47% 7
Merseyside +27 40 £32,500 +19.26% 1

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 3359 (58.03%) SC Cleared
2 1566 (27.06%) DV Cleared
3 1285 (22.20%) Agile Software Development
4 1156 (19.97%) ITIL
5 1154 (19.94%) Windows
5 1154 (19.94%) Java
6 1107 (19.13%) Microsoft
7 1044 (18.04%) Linux
8 974 (16.83%) C
9 868 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
10 832 (14.37%) Degree
11 731 (12.63%) SQL
12 724 (12.51%) Software Engineering
13 654 (11.30%) C#
14 652 (11.26%) VMware
15 631 (10.90%) C++
16 628 (10.85%) Firewall
17 627 (10.83%) JavaScript
18 613 (10.59%) Oracle
19 586 (10.12%) Finance
20 575 (9.93%) MS Excel
21 560 (9.68%) Cisco
22 557 (9.62%) Python
23 550 (9.50%) Information Security
24 546 (9.43%) HTML
25 531 (9.17%) Active Directory
26 523 (9.04%) Scrum
27 511 (8.83%) Cisco Certification
28 492 (8.50%) VMware Infrastructure
29 485 (8.38%) 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
1 220 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 187 (3.23%) WebLogic
3 158 (2.73%) JBoss
3 158 (2.73%) MS Exchange
4 126 (2.18%) Apache
5 118 (2.04%) IIS
6 111 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
7 108 (1.87%) Apache Pig
8 95 (1.64%) WebSphere
9 89 (1.54%) Apache Spark
10 79 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
11 76 (1.31%) Skype for Business
12 75 (1.30%) Confluence
13 72 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
14 68 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
15 63 (1.09%) Tomcat
16 61 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 60 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
18 58 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
19 51 (0.88%) Alfresco
Applications
1 575 (9.93%) MS Excel
2 309 (5.34%) MS Office
3 98 (1.69%) MS Project
4 80 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 48 (0.83%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.33%) InfoPath
7 18 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 17 (0.29%) AutoCAD
9 15 (0.26%) Photoshop
10 12 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
11 10 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 9 (0.16%) Simulink
13 8 (0.14%) 3ds Max
13 8 (0.14%) Maya
14 6 (0.10%) Acrobat
14 6 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
15 5 (0.086%) S-PLUS
16 4 (0.069%) GNU Octave
16 4 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
17 3 (0.052%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 46 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
3 33 (0.57%) Sentinel
4 30 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
4 30 (0.52%) SAP FI
5 27 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 24 (0.41%) SAP CO
6 24 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
6 24 (0.41%) SAP HR
7 21 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
8 14 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
8 14 (0.24%) SAP HCM
9 13 (0.22%) assyst
9 13 (0.22%) Primavera
9 13 (0.22%) SAP PS
10 12 (0.21%) Maximo
10 12 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
10 12 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
10 12 (0.21%) SAP MM
10 12 (0.21%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 225 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 171 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
3 155 (2.68%) Office 365
4 92 (1.59%) SaaS
5 86 (1.49%) PaaS
6 78 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
7 72 (1.24%) GitHub
8 55 (0.95%) IaaS
9 40 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
10 33 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
11 23 (0.40%) Amazon S3
12 18 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
13 16 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
14 12 (0.21%) Taleo
15 6 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 5 (0.086%) Google Analytics
17 3 (0.052%) Responsys
18 2 (0.035%) Boomi
18 2 (0.035%) Google Drive
18 2 (0.035%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 628 (10.85%) Firewall
2 315 (5.44%) LAN
3 295 (5.10%) TCP/IP
4 277 (4.79%) DNS
5 260 (4.49%) WAN
6 250 (4.32%) Network Security
7 164 (2.83%) DHCP
8 132 (2.28%) Cisco ASA
8 132 (2.28%) VPN
9 129 (2.23%) HTTP
9 129 (2.23%) Wireless
10 123 (2.13%) MPLS
11 117 (2.02%) OSPF
11 117 (2.02%) SSL
12 115 (1.99%) BGP
13 107 (1.85%) Internet
14 90 (1.55%) Intrusion Detection
15 69 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
16 65 (1.12%) FTP
17 62 (1.07%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 423 (7.31%) SQL Server
2 301 (5.20%) Big Data
3 244 (4.22%) MongoDB
4 242 (4.18%) Hadoop
5 192 (3.32%) MySQL
6 154 (2.66%) Oracle Database
7 140 (2.42%) NoSQL
8 139 (2.40%) Relational Database
9 110 (1.90%) Apache Hive
10 96 (1.66%) RDBMS
11 85 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
12 79 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
13 70 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 57 (0.98%) GIS
15 54 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
16 43 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
17 42 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
18 39 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
19 38 (0.66%) Neo4j
19 38 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 217 (3.75%) Selenium
2 206 (3.56%) JIRA
3 160 (2.76%) Jenkins
4 142 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 142 (2.45%) Visual Studio
5 114 (1.97%) Cucumber
6 113 (1.95%) Maven
7 107 (1.85%) JUnit
8 96 (1.66%) Rational DOORS
9 87 (1.50%) Git (software)
10 79 (1.36%) Subversion
11 57 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 54 (0.93%) LoadRunner
13 51 (0.88%) Eclipse
14 44 (0.76%) Metasploit
15 38 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
16 31 (0.54%) JMeter
17 30 (0.52%) Ant
18 28 (0.48%) HP UFT
19 26 (0.45%) Moq
General
1 586 (10.12%) Finance
2 439 (7.58%) Telecoms
3 204 (3.52%) Military
4 172 (2.97%) Manufacturing
5 115 (1.99%) Aerospace
6 111 (1.92%) Marketing
7 110 (1.90%) Legal
8 83 (1.43%) Retail
9 81 (1.40%) Publishing
10 74 (1.28%) Electronics
10 74 (1.28%) Games
11 58 (1.00%) Banking
12 30 (0.52%) Back Office
13 28 (0.48%) Multimedia
14 26 (0.45%) Law
15 25 (0.43%) Local Government
16 14 (0.24%) Automotive
17 10 (0.17%) Advertising
17 10 (0.17%) Avionics
17 10 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 725 (12.53%) Developer
2 595 (10.28%) Analyst
3 552 (9.54%) Consultant
4 492 (8.50%) Architect
5 380 (6.57%) Software Engineer
6 278 (4.80%) Network Engineer
7 277 (4.79%) Support Engineer
8 220 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 215 (3.71%) Systems Engineer
10 211 (3.65%) Java Developer
11 174 (3.01%) Administrator
12 168 (2.90%) Project Manager
13 163 (2.82%) Test Engineer
14 153 (2.64%) Software Developer
15 152 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
16 148 (2.56%) Senior Developer
17 137 (2.37%) Tester
18 129 (2.23%) Security Architect
18 129 (2.23%) Security Consultant
19 125 (2.16%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 546 (9.43%) HTML
2 427 (7.38%) .NET
3 421 (7.27%) Web Services
4 332 (5.74%) CSS
5 325 (5.62%) XML
6 255 (4.41%) Spring
7 230 (3.97%) HTML5
8 221 (3.82%) J2EE
9 209 (3.61%) AngularJS
10 197 (3.40%) Java EE
11 172 (2.97%) ASP.NET
11 172 (2.97%) Hibernate
11 172 (2.97%) jQuery
12 153 (2.64%) REST
13 125 (2.16%) JSON
14 119 (2.06%) SOAP
15 113 (1.95%) Node.js
16 106 (1.83%) CSS3
17 94 (1.62%) RESTful
18 91 (1.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 485 (8.38%) Management Information System
2 452 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 302 (5.22%) Data Centre
4 294 (5.08%) Computer Science
5 173 (2.99%) PKI
6 137 (2.37%) Driving Licence
7 131 (2.26%) CESG
8 122 (2.11%) Mathematics
9 99 (1.71%) User Experience
10 96 (1.66%) Visualisation
11 78 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
12 77 (1.33%) Cryptography
13 76 (1.31%) Cyberthreat
14 67 (1.16%) Cyber Defence
15 65 (1.12%) Physics
16 61 (1.05%) Cybercrime
17 59 (1.02%) Private Cloud
18 56 (0.97%) Clustering
18 56 (0.97%) Cyber Attack
19 51 (0.88%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1154 (19.94%) Windows
2 1044 (18.04%) Linux
3 471 (8.14%) Unix
4 362 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 218 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 217 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 167 (2.89%) Android
8 147 (2.54%) Windows 7
9 123 (2.13%) Apple iOS
10 106 (1.83%) Solaris
11 103 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 93 (1.61%) Windows 10
13 87 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 82 (1.42%) CentOS
15 59 (1.02%) Windows 8
16 47 (0.81%) AIX
17 32 (0.55%) Mac OS X
18 31 (0.54%) Ubuntu
19 29 (0.50%) VxWorks
20 27 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1285 (22.20%) Agile Software Development
2 1156 (19.97%) ITIL
3 868 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
4 724 (12.51%) Software Engineering
5 550 (9.50%) Information Security
6 523 (9.04%) Scrum
7 449 (7.76%) Project Management
8 430 (7.43%) Service Delivery
9 391 (6.76%) Open Source
10 385 (6.65%) Service Management
11 373 (6.44%) Infrastructure Management
12 318 (5.49%) Presales
13 314 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 308 (5.32%) Penetration Testing
15 281 (4.85%) SDLC
16 272 (4.70%) DevOps
17 256 (4.42%) Mentoring
18 236 (4.08%) Risk Management
19 234 (4.04%) Continuous Integration
20 233 (4.03%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1154 (19.94%) Java
2 974 (16.83%) C
3 731 (12.63%) SQL
4 654 (11.30%) C#
5 631 (10.90%) C++
6 627 (10.83%) JavaScript
7 557 (9.62%) Python
8 244 (4.22%) Perl
9 230 (3.97%) PowerShell
10 170 (2.94%) Ruby
11 153 (2.64%) PHP
12 150 (2.59%) Bash Shell
13 109 (1.88%) VB
14 104 (1.80%) PL/SQL
15 92 (1.59%) Scala
16 88 (1.52%) Shell Script
17 86 (1.49%) Objective-C
18 68 (1.17%) Groovy
18 68 (1.17%) T-SQL
19 63 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3359 (58.03%) SC Cleared
2 1566 (27.06%) DV Cleared
3 832 (14.37%) Degree
4 511 (8.83%) Cisco Certification
5 414 (7.15%) CISSP
6 347 (6.00%) CCNA
7 289 (4.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 242 (4.18%) CCNP
9 234 (4.04%) CISM
10 189 (3.27%) MCSE
11 151 (2.61%) CEH
11 151 (2.61%) SANS
12 145 (2.51%) BC Cleared
12 145 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
13 143 (2.47%) GIAC
14 136 (2.35%) ISTQB
15 121 (2.09%) ISEB
16 119 (2.06%) CISA
17 115 (1.99%) CREST Certified
18 107 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 402 (6.95%) SLA
2 301 (5.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 134 (2.32%) PCI DSS
4 120 (2.07%) QA
5 62 (1.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 45 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
7 40 (0.69%) GPG13
8 37 (0.64%) RMADS
9 36 (0.62%) JSP 440
10 33 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 27 (0.47%) COBIT
12 26 (0.45%) GCP
13 18 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 17 (0.29%) ISO 9001
14 17 (0.29%) MISRA
15 14 (0.24%) GDPR
16 13 (0.22%) JTAG
17 11 (0.19%) FISMA
18 10 (0.17%) DO-178B
19 8 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 531 (9.17%) Active Directory
2 492 (8.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 261 (4.51%) Hyper-V
4 115 (1.99%) vSphere
5 76 (1.31%) Docker
6 65 (1.12%) Firmware
7 44 (0.76%) XenApp
8 39 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 39 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
9 38 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
10 37 (0.64%) VMware ESX
11 36 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
12 31 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
13 28 (0.48%) Snort
14 25 (0.43%) Terminal Services
15 23 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
16 22 (0.38%) Samba
17 21 (0.36%) vCloud
17 21 (0.36%) XenDesktop
18 20 (0.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 210 (3.63%) SCCM
2 114 (1.97%) Puppet
3 103 (1.78%) SCOM
4 82 (1.42%) NetBackup
5 74 (1.28%) Nessus
6 64 (1.11%) Nagios
7 61 (1.05%) Ansible
8 60 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
9 58 (1.00%) Nmap
10 53 (0.92%) Backup Exec
10 53 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
11 43 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
12 35 (0.60%) Data Guard
13 32 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
14 29 (0.50%) WSUS
15 28 (0.48%) SCOrch
16 25 (0.43%) Juniper STRM
17 24 (0.41%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
18 21 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
19 19 (0.33%) MOM
Vendors
1 1107 (19.13%) Microsoft
2 652 (11.26%) VMware
3 613 (10.59%) Oracle
4 560 (9.68%) Cisco
5 310 (5.36%) Juniper
6 221 (3.82%) HP
7 205 (3.54%) SAP
8 188 (3.25%) IBM
9 176 (3.04%) Red Hat
10 170 (2.94%) Citrix
11 114 (1.97%) F5
12 112 (1.94%) CheckPoint
13 82 (1.42%) Palo Alto
14 69 (1.19%) Remedy
15 64 (1.11%) EMC
16 58 (1.00%) NetApp
17 53 (0.92%) Atlassian
18 51 (0.88%) Intel Security
19 49 (0.85%) Dell
20 48 (0.83%) Symantec
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
AAP3
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North East
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Salary: c £55,000 plus benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 65k per year + Amazing Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £27,000 to £30,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Unspecified Competitive salary + excellent benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Acumin
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum bonus, medical, dental pension, childcare, tra
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Acumin
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Acumin
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Unspecified Competitive salary + excellent benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £0 - 65k per year + £5k C/A
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: Up to £65k + C/a, Pension, Medical, DIS
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 37,000
Posted: Yesterday
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £35k - 65k per year + Amazing Bens!
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Acumin
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum plus generous rewards and benefits packages in
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £48,000 to £60,000 per annum +15% Flexible Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Acumin
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum bonus, medical, dental pension, childcare, tra
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago