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Security Cleared IT Jobs

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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.

Cyber Security Consultant

£65000 - £75000 per annum - Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire Role - Cyber Security Consultant Location - Nottinghamshire - However the client is happy to consider home/remote workers Salary - £65k-£75k Certes have been instructed by a leading Security Consultancy to recruit a Cyber Security Consultant to join their organisation. The Security Consultant will work closely with customers to understand their security issues identifying risk areas and mitigations based on the customers business needs. Key skills/Experience *Previous experience in a security consulting role. *Extensive knowledge of Information Assurance. *Excellent customer facing skills. ... Find out more →

Ref: 50823/001 Published: 4 days ago
Security Operations Consultant (SOC)

Negotiable - Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire We require a Security Operations Consultant for an initial 6 month contract role based on a Client site in Milton Keynes to start asap... Overview: The Client provides Security Operations services to a number of Government customers and this role is to provide on-boarding of new Customers/Services and regular reporting of activity to Customers. In addition, you will also provide mentoring and guidance to the existing Security Operations Centre team to develop improved ways of working and use of tools. Essential Skills/Experience required: Previous experience of working in a Security Operati... Find out more →

Ref: 50826/001 Published: 5 days ago
Risk Consultant

Negotiable - Warwickshire, Warwickshire Risk Consultant - Warwick - c6 Months Must have Financial Crime experience: *Areas of involvement include supporting departments in reviewing and managing the supplier operational risks in line with Group Standards. *Produce MI that support the Group in managing operational risk trends. *Designing and delivering training programmes that provide sufficient understanding of the Group's operational risk responsibilities. *Design and implement a supplier risk register. *You will have experience in carrying our risk assessments with business areas. *Have knowledge and experience of the UK insura... Find out more →

Ref: 50705/002 Published: 11 days ago
Pre-sales and Design Consultant (Security)

£65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits - Swindon, Wiltshire Role - Pre Sales and Design Consultant (Security) Location - Home based Skills - Pre Sales, Design, IA, Information Assurance, IS Security, IS Security Architecture, Cyber Security Salary - £65,000 - £75,000 + benefits Pre Sales and Design Consultant required by a leading information assurance provider in Nottingham, however the expectation is you'll be home based. The Pre Sales and Design Consultant will have demonstrable experience within information assurance and IS security, pre sales and design. Those individuals with a pure design background will also be considered, if there is a desi... Find out more →

Ref: 50158/001 Published: 19 days ago
Data Quality Analyst (SC Cleared)

Negotiable - Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands We require a Data Quality Analyst (SC Cleared) for a 6 month contract role based on a Client site near Birmingham to start asap... Role: To provide support and advice to the Client's Data Governance team to ensure that activities undertaken are are aligned to driving data quality and improvements. You will work with the business and technical stakeholders across the business to deliver against the enterprise data strategy. Also to deliver data ownership and accountability within the business through the development of metrics and scorecards and to track progress and measure the continuity o... Find out more →

Ref: 50749/001 Published: 19 days ago

Security Cleared IT Jobs

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