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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.

SQL Server Developer

Negotiable - Newport, Newport I am currently recruiting for a Senior SQL Server Developer to be based in Newport, South Wales. Ideally the candidate will have SC clearance or will be eligible to undergo the process. The contract is 3 months initially - likely to extend. Essential Experience: * Experience of 'Agile' working and delivering project tasks as part of a Scrum team * Experience of migrating information from mainframe systems * Experience of other Database systems eg Oracle, MySQL * Experience of Windows System Administration * Experience of running SQL Server in a Virtual Environment If you are intere... Find out more →

Ref: 48501/002 Published: 10 days ago
Web Designer

Negotiable - Exeter, Devon A Web Designer is required for an initial 9 month contract to be based in Exeter, Devon. The role will require candidates to hold SC Clearance for this post. Applicants must be eligible an willing to undergo this process. The Web Designer will focus on the delivery of web design to meet customer requirements. This will include user interface design, requirements elicitation and capture and web design. The Web Designer will be responsible for creating user flows, sketching, storyboarding, wireframing, prototyping, information architecture and user interface solutions across different platfo... Find out more →

Ref: 48214/003 Published: 11 days ago
Configuration Analyst

£300 - £318 per day - Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire We require a Configuration Analyst (SC Clearance highly desirable) for an initial 4 month contact role based on a Client site in Milton Keynes to start asap. Role: To ensure that all master copies of software assets, documentation and licenses are registered, tracked and maintained; and that only authorised hardware and software is in use across the estate. Essential skills/experience required: ITIL Foundation Certificate, preferably ITIL V3. Previous experience of working within the Configuration Management discipline. Critical thinking and problem solving skills. Good personal planning an... Find out more →

Ref: 48655/001 Published: 12 days ago
Cyber Security Consultant - Nottingham/Remote

£65000 - £75000 per annum + benefits - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Role - Cyber Security Consultant Location - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, however the client is happy to consider remote/home workers Skills - Cyber Security, Consultancy, Consulting, Pre-Sales, Delivery Salary - £65,000 - £75,000 + benefits IA Architect/IS Security Architect required by a leading information security and consulting client in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, however remote/home workers also happily considered. The Cyber Security Consultant will have demonstrable background within cyber security, to include some within a consulting environment.... Find out more →

Ref: 48650/001 Published: 12 days ago
.Net Developer

£300 - £328 per annum - Taunton, Somerset On behalf of our government client, I am currently recruiting for a SC cleared .Net Developer to be based in Taunton, Somerset on an initial 6 month contract. Please note that due to the nature of work and start date the candidate will need to hold valid clearance prior to starting - the client cannot provide it. The role requires a .Net developer with good all-round skills. Must have - - agile, - unit testing, - C#.Net skills. - Of benefit would be other .Net technologies including VB.Net, ASP.Net. - Knowledge of workflow tools specifically K2 Black Perl an advantage although not ... Find out more →

Ref: 48638/001 Published: 13 days ago

Security Cleared IT Jobs

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