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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.

IT Security Specialist

£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 res... Find out more →

Ref: 49537/003 Published: 2 days ago
BI Project Manager (SC)

Negotiable - West Midlands, West Midlands An experienced Project Manager is required to lead the implementation of a Business Intelligence (BI) capability. The role will be based in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, initially for 6 months and candidates are required to hold current SC clearance. An Enduring BI Capability (EBIC) project is being initiated to provide a single view of the organisations core data, providing analytical and reporting capabilities to provide key management information to enable the organisation to become more agile, efficient and to prioritise investment to areas that directly support its key strategic pri... Find out more →

Ref: 49847/001 Published: 3 days ago
Senior IT Security Specialist

£60000 - £80000 per annum - Berkshire, Berkshire We are looking to recruit a senior IT Security Engineer / Analyst. This is an opportunity to take the lead in the management and prevention of IT security threats for a global organisation. You will ideally have a wealth of IT security experience gained in a large complex organisation and hold CISA and or CISSP accreditation. It is expected in this role that you will be the subject matter expert in the Security Operations Centre. You will be proactive in ensuring security and governance requirements are met. You will act as the incident manager on level 1 security incidents within the team,... Find out more →

Ref: 48324/004 Published: 5 days ago
Deployment Manager

Negotiable - Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands A Deployment Manager is required for an initial 6 month contract based in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. Candidates are required to hold current SC clearance as the role is urgent. As a Deployment Manager you will be required to plan and manage the deployment of a number of IS enabled business change projects. With previous experience of complex deployments, the post-holder will be responsible for ensuring the change is successfully embedded into the affected business areas. Providing IT and Business functional support, the Deployment Manager will be tasked with achieving ultimate Busines... Find out more →

Ref: 49846/001 Published: 6 days ago
Security Support Consultant (SC)

£380 - £460 per day - Exeter, Devon A Technical Security Support Consultant is required for a 6 month contract to be based in Exeter. Candidates are required to hold current SC clearance. As a Technical Security Support Consultant you will be required to assist in the investigation and deployment of IT Security products in accordance with local IT Security policy. The role will be responsible for the technical design of core security solutions (e.g. IDS, firewalls, SIEM, endpoint security, vulnerability scanners and AV) and the ability to write robust business cases to justify new technical solutions. You will also deploy and... Find out more →

Ref: 49749/002 Published: 6 days ago

Security Cleared IT Jobs

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