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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. 

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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.

EPM Portfolio Planner

£350 - £500 per annum - Croydon, Surrey Our Croydon based client is currently seeking an EPM Portfolio Planner for an initial 9 month contract. The candidate will be required to undergo SC clearance if not held already. Ideally, the candidate will possess the following skills and experience: 1. Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Clarity Tool 2. Agile, Management of Risk practitioner or Prince 2 practitioner. 3. Experience of working within portfolios. 4. Process and implementation management. 5. Strong planning background 6. Experience in risk, issue, assumption and dependency management 7. Good change & configuration ma... Find out more →

Ref: 49334/001 Published: 1 day ago
Digital Service Architect - SC cleared

£600 - £700 per annum - London, London I am currently recruiting for a Digital Service Architect for a 9 month contract based in Central London. Please note, ideally the candidate will have SC clearance or be willing to undergo the process. Ideally, the candidate will have the following experience: 1. Very Strong Hands on Java coding skills to develop complex digital services 2. Deep Experience of building and rolling out large scale technical software projects using open source software. 3. Deep experience of the technology stack in use - Hadoop/Java and supporting services 4. Deep experience in agile, incremental deliver... Find out more →

Ref: 49475/002 Published: 5 days ago
Platform and Solutions Architect

Negotiable - Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire We require a Platform and Solutions Architect for an initial 6 month contract role based on a Government Client site in Milton Keynes to start asap. Role overview: As part of the Client's continuous service improvement plans and evergreening approach to technology refresh - a Platforms & Solutions Architect is required to work up solutions and options across the service. You will be required to provide 3rd and 4th line technical diagnosis and resolution of incidents and service requests that have been functionally escalated to the Platform Support Team or identified through proactive monito... Find out more →

Ref: 49557/001 Published: 9 days ago
Database Developer (SC)

£300 - £395 per day - Exeter, Devon Database Developer required for an initial 6 month contract to be based in Exeter. Candidates are required to hold a minimum of SC security clearance as the role is required to commence quickly. As a Database Developer you will work as part of an established team to deliver software solutions to the production environment. This will involve fully engaging in the development process, working with business areas and technical leadership to agree on outcomes and approaches and coding solutions to deliver the requirements. As an experienced Developer you will have the following skills/experi... Find out more →

Ref: 49535/001 Published: 14 days ago
IT Security Vulnerability Consultant

£50000 - £60000 per annum - Berkshire, Berkshire We are looking to an IT Security Engineer / Analyst. This is an opportunity to take the lead in the identification and management of Security vulnerabilities for a global genuinely global organisation. You will ideally have a wealth of IT security experience gained in a large complex organisation and CISA and or CISSP accreditations would be an advantage but are not essential. In this role you will be expected to Investigate and continuously review and assess external indicators of compromise, risk indicators and potential issues. You will interact and exchange information with security re... Find out more →

Ref: 49537/001 Published: 14 days ago

Security Cleared IT Jobs

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