IT Staffing and Recruitment Services

Helping to grow successful IT careers

As a Staffing and IT recruitment agency, Certes has 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.

Find out more about Certes capabilities as a leading IT recruitment agency.

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, Devon, Exeter
SC Cleared Network Specialist - CCNA certified 6 month contract Exeter Our client is seeking an experienced Network Specialist to join their operations team for an initial 6 month contract based in Exeter. Due to the timescales of this role current SC clearance is required.The ideal candidate will:-Be experienced with Cisco products and hold a current CCNA certification;-Possess strong problem solving skills as required to determine root causes and provide solutions;-Be experienced in providing Level 1/2 support and troubleshooting of enterprise class organisation for LAN/WAN connectivity t... Find out more →
Ref: 47403/001
Published: 19 days ago
England, Wiltshire
SC cleared Developer for a high profile Central Government Agency. This is a 4 Month contract initially based in Porton Down. Key Skills/experience: *Knowledge of Bayesian theory, *Weight of evidence techniques, *Java enterprise, *Glassfish enterprise server, *My SQL, *SQL scripting, *Bash Scripts, *C++ Desirable Experience: *Degree or equivalent in physics, Mathmatics or computer scienceThe responsibilities of the SC Cleared Developer will include:*Ensure appropriate use of programmes such as XHTML, CSS, Javascript, XML, AJAX; *Manage source code releases; *Use appropriate tools to manage/... Find out more →
Ref: 47477/001
Published: 11 days ago
England, London
SC cleared Technical Design Authority for a high profile Central Government Agency. This is a 6 Month contract initially based in London. Key Skills/experience: * Successful track record in delivering system design/programme architecture in large ICT Transformation projects* Track record of understanding organization needs/aspirations and turning it into ICT deliverables* Experience working with big corporate systems and ability to exercise intelligence* Knowledge of ICT vendors in the market and can advise on who can best deliver the clients requirementsThe responsibilities of the SC Clear... Find out more →
Ref: 47548/001
Published: 3 days ago

Security Cleared IT Jobs

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