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Certes are IT recruitment and staffing specialists with a 30 year successful track record delivering UK wide IT and comms staff and staffing services and recruitment support.

For IT Professionals whether you're looking for your next career move, or planning your forthcoming contract assignment we have a broad range of IT job opportunities to choose from, and a supportive team of recruitment experts to help.

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Security Cleared IT Jobs


Certes are experts in the security cleared IT jobs market and have helped thousands of candidates realise their potential in this broad and varied employment sector. 

Most security clearances for IT positions last up to 12 months after a project is completed and there is usually no need to go through the process again if you join a security cleared IT post during that timeframe.

Please be aware of the following when considering a security cleared IT job:

  • If you have not gained the required security clearance for a particular position you will not be able to begin your employment until it has been granted.
  • Security clearance is not limited to just UK nationals but granted to non-British nationals as well.
  • You will have to satisfy the criteria that is stipulated for that specific level of clearance. 
We specialise in filling vacancies in the security cleared jobs sector including:

Not Already Security Cleared?

Finding employment within the security cleared IT jobs market is much easier if you are already security cleared and have a valid security cleared IT jobs ticket. But this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t apply for vacancies within this sector if you are not already security cleared. As long as you meet our credentials, we will help you secure that ideal position or contract for when you have received your security clearance.

There are four main types of national clearances for security cleared IT jobs:
  • Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) and Enhanced Baseline Standard (EBS) – also known as Basic Identity Job Checks. These are not formal security clearances, but are designed to reassure an employer of a candidate’s honesty and reliability if they are given access to confidential data. 
  • Counter Terrorist Checks (CTC) – this level of clearance is required for employees who may come into contact with information regarding national security.
  • Security Check (SC) – is given to people who will have access to secret or top secret information and is prominently required for government work.
  • Developed Vetting (DV) – this is the highest level of security clearance and required for individuals who have unlimited and unsupervised access to top secret information or those working within intelligence or government security agencies.
Security Cleared IT Jobs Expertise

Our strength and reputation in providing support for candidates requiring security cleared IT jobs comes from our ability to fully understand the broader commercial requirements of a business and the key recruitment and staffing issues these subsequently create. Our track record of delivering effectively against clients’ service level expectations is borne out of our focus on attention to detail and our desire to achieve effective results.

As a preferred supplier of security cleared IT and cyber security jobs to a multitude of clients involved in government and governmental IT projects, we have an on-going need for IT professionals who hold current security clearance at all levels, plus those willing to undergo security clearance in the near future.  

England, Surrey, Croydon
Role - Oracle Technical Specialist - Database/Warehouse DeveloperLocation - Croydon with occasional travel to other sitesContract - 10 monthsClearance level required SC/DV ClearanceOracle Technical Specialist (Database/Warehouse Developer) required for my government client in Croydon.*Writing scripts for data matching purposes.*Helping evaluate the process and develop scripts through an iterative process.Experience:*5 year demonstrable experience in the use of Oracle databases, their creation, management and extraction using high performing SQL / PLSQL coding.*5 year demonstrable experience... Find out more →
Ref: 45984/001
Published: 23 days ago
England, London
SC Cleared Information Assurance Consultant required to work in Central London on a 6 month contract initially.The Information Assurance Consultant will be responsible for:- Evaluate and independently appraise the internal control of automated business processes, preparing programmes of tests, e.g. IT security health checks, to determine the conformity with applicable standards. - Supervise or lead review teams to ensure that independent appraisals follow agreed procedure and advise others on the review process. Evaluate the results against specified objectives. - By analysis of collected i... Find out more →
Ref: 45990/001
Published: 22 days ago
England, Somerset, Taunton
Role - Oracle/SQL DBALocation - TauntonContract - 6 monthsClearance level - SC/DV Clearance requiredSC Cleared Oracle/SQL DBA required initially 6 months, location Taunton, Somerset.This is a hybrid role and we require someone with Oracle and SQL experience, SQL being the primary technology used. The role will be divided up of 80% SQL DBA and 20% Oracle.Experience & skills required:*Oracle 10g, 11g Administration.*Oracle Recovery Manager*Oracle Grid*Oracle Performance tuning*Oracle DataGuard*SQL Server 2005 / 2008 / 2012 SQL Server Clustering / Mirroring T-SQL*knowledge of SQL 2012 Resource... Find out more →
Ref: 46001/001
Published: 21 days ago
England, Somerset, Taunton
Role - SQL Server DBALocation - Taunton, SomersetContract - 6 monthsSecurity Clearance - SC/DV ClearedA SC Cleared SQL Server DBA required initially 6 months, location Taunton, Somerset.Experience required:MS SQL Server 2008 R2 MS SQL Server 2012 MS SQL Mirroring SSIS, SSRS Any experience with availability groups an advantage.*To provide technical support for the MS SQL Server databases, and to a lesser extent Oracle, which are supported by the Database Administration Team. This includes such activities as ensuring security and resilience of the databases so as to provide a service in accor... Find out more →
Ref: 46002/001
Published: 21 days ago
England, London
SC Cleared Information Security Manager required for a 3 month contract initially to work in Central London with travel to Hook, Hampshire site.The Information Security Manager will ensure IT security risks in are monitored and assessed and effective mitigations are in place, including policies, technical strategies, products, and monitoring tools. You will ensure that technical security architecture is correctly aligned with the technical strategy, to research, design and implement IS security solutions and to assess the technical features and benefits of different capabilities to support ... Find out more →
Ref: 46090/001
Published: 9 days ago
England, Somerset, Taunton
SC Cleared Security Assurance Coordinator required to work in Taunton on a 6 month contract initially.The Security Assurance Coordinator will manage relationships with key stakeholder groups including Project Teams and the Information Security and Assurance teams. This may take the form of guidance on the threats, risks and mitigations that may be necessary in order to reduce the residual risk levels so that they are within the risk appetite of the system/business owner. Thereafter auditing and reporting to the CIO, on the effectiveness of these controls in order to gain an assurance that t... Find out more →
Ref: 46095/001
Published: 9 days ago
England, West Midlands, Sutton Coldfield
Public sector client are seeking a dynamic, Security Cleared administrative IT change support assistant to work within a small team during a 3 month period, the ideal candidate would be willing to undergo security clearance or preferred already hold a SC clearance. The successful candidate will be required for a period of 3 months; the main place of work will be within the ISS Service Management team based at their Sutton Coldfield office.Key responsibilities will include: *Working within the ISS Service Delivery team, which provides top level management of the delivery of information and ... Find out more →
Ref: 46175/001
Published: 1 day ago

Security Cleared IT Jobs

Our clients are continuously requiring security cleared IT professionals and Ex Forces personnel