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September 2010
2010 TALENT ASSESSMENT
U.S. Market
SECURITY CLEARANCE
PERIOD COVERED...
About the Sponsor:
For over 70 years, Yoh has provided the talent needed for the jobs and projects critical to our client’...
U.S. Talent Assessment │ Security Clearance
Overview
> About Security Clearance
> Levels of Security Clearance
> Security ...
OVERVIEW:
SECURITY CLEARANCE
A security clearance is “a determination that a person is able and willing to safeguard
classified national security infor...
As seen in the chart below, there are three levels of security clearance
> Access to specific classified areas also requir...
The number of companies and buildings requiring security clearance has expanded
rapidly since 9/11; a recent Washington Po...
TALENT ASSESSMENT:
SECURITY CLEARANCE
Security Cleared Talent │ Level of Clearance
Source: Monster Internal Data, 12-month average, Aug‘09-Jul‘10, U.S. Only
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7...
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Listed below are the top 10 states and top 10 regions with Security Cleared Job Seekers
> The top ten states account fo...
Security Cleared Talent │ Job Seekers “Hot Spots”
Source: Monster Internal Data, Aug’09-Jul’10, U.S. Only
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Security Clea...
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IT
Software
Development
11%
Administrative
Clerical
7%
Project
Program
Management
7%
Security
Protective
Services
6%
En...
Security Cleared Talent │ Most Common Job Titles
Source: Monster Internal Data, Aug’09-Jul’10, U.S. Only
1. (General) Mana...
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Security Cleared Talent │ Most Common “Hard” Skills*
Source: Monster Internal Data, Jul’09-Jun’10, U.S. Only
* “Hard” s...
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Security Cleared Talent │ Most Common “Soft” Skills*
Source: Monster Internal Data, Jul’09-Jun’10, U.S. Only
* “Soft” s...
Security Cleared Talent │ Work and Academic Experience
Source: Monster Internal Data, Aug’09-Jul’10, U.S. Only
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The ch...
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JOB DURATION
79% of Security Cleared talent
desires permanent placement only
20%are willing to step into any
type of op...
Security Cleared Talent │ Compensation
Source: Monster Internal Data, Aug’09-Jul’10, U.S. Only
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Security Cleared Job S...
TALENT ASSESSMENT:
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
SECURITY CLEARANCE
Security Cleared IT Talent │ Level of Clearance
Source: Monster Internal Data, 12-month average, Aug‘09-Jul‘10, U.S. Only
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Listed below are the top 10 states and top 10 regions with IT Security Cleared Job Seekers
> The top ten states account...
Security Cleared IT Talent │ IT Job Seekers “Hot Spots”
Source: Monster Internal Data, Aug’09-Jul’10, U.S. Only
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IT - Se...
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Software
Engineers
25%Systems
Analysts
15%
Information
Systems
Managers
16%
Support
Specialists
5%
One-quarter (25%) of...
Security Cleared IT Talent │ Most Common Job Titles
Source: Monster Internal Data, Aug’09-Jul’10, U.S. Only
1. Software En...
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Security Cleared IT Talent │ Most Common Skills
Source: Monster Internal Data, Jul’09-Jun’10, U.S. Only
* “Hard” skills...
Security Cleared IT Talent │ Compensation
Source: Monster Internal Data, Aug’09-Jul’10, U.S. Only
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Security Cleared IT...
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Monster, a global leader in online careers, presents our 2010 Security Clearance Talent Assessment, which highlights online candidate resume activity across the United States. This report leverages Monster’s extensive database coupled with information collected from third parties, partners, and affiliations to provide a comprehensive picture of the Security Clearance space.

Monster’s data and analysis uncovers information to help HR professionals and hiring managers optimize and gain a competitive edge in the constantly changing world of talent acquisition.

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  • Most common job titles consist primarily of management, IT, and administrative support professionals
  • A content analysis of security cleared job seeker’s resumes in the U.S. determined the top skills available from the talent supply. The skills correspond to key attributes listed by job seekers on Monster.The hard skills, typically teachable, on–the-job training attributes, appear in order by 1H ’10 volume.The top skills were consistent from 2H ’09 through 1H ’10 and consisted of primarily computer and analytical skills.
  • The soft skills, typically personal and interpersonal attributes, appear in order by 1H ’10 volume.Similar to hard skills, the ranking of soft skills has been consistent from 2H ’09 through 1H ’10. Leadership, communication, and problem solving were listed as top qualities among Security Cleared job seekers.
  • Most common job titles consist primarily of software engineers, information systems (IS) managers, and systems analysts and administrators
  • A content analysis of security cleared IT job seeker’s resumes in the U.S. determined the top skills available from the talent supply. The skills correspond to key attributes listed by job seekers on Monster.The hard skills, typically teachable, on–the-job training attributes, appear in order by 1H ’10 volume.The top skills were largely consistent from 2H ’09 through 1H ’10.The soft skills, typically personal and interpersonal attributes, appear in order by 1H ’10 volume.Similar to hard skills, the ranking of soft skills has been consistent from 2H ’09 through 1H ’10. Leadership, communication, and problem solving were listed as top qualities among Security Cleared IT job seekers.
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    1. 1. Brought to you by Monster Intelligence September 2010 2010 TALENT ASSESSMENT U.S. Market SECURITY CLEARANCE PERIOD COVERED: AUGUST 2009 – JULY 2010 Sponsored by:
    2. 2. About the Sponsor: For over 70 years, Yoh has provided the talent needed for the jobs and projects critical to our client’s success, by providing comprehensive workforce solutions that focus on Aerospace and Defense, Engineering, Federal Services, Health Care, Life Sciences, Information Technology, and Telecommunications. Yoh fulfills immediate resource needs and delivers enterprise workforce solutions, including Managed Services, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Vendor Management Systems, Independent Contractor Compliance, Statement of Work and Payroll Services. For more information, visit yoh.com. 2 Security Clearance Monster, a global leader in online careers, presents our 2010 Security Clearance Talent Assessment, which highlights online candidate resume activity across the United States. This report leverages Monster’s extensive database coupled with information collected from third parties, partners, and affiliations to provide a comprehensive picture of the Security Clearance space. Monster’s data and analysis uncovers information to help HR professionals and hiring managers optimize and gain a competitive edge in the constantly changing world of talent acquisition.
    3. 3. U.S. Talent Assessment │ Security Clearance Overview > About Security Clearance > Levels of Security Clearance > Security Clearance Demand Talent Assessment > Level of Clearance > Geography and “Hot Spots” > Professional Interests & Skills > Candidate Profile > Compensation Needs IT Talent Assessment > Level of Clearance > Geography and “Hot Spots” > Professional Interests & Skills > Compensation Needs 3 Sponsored by:
    4. 4. OVERVIEW: SECURITY CLEARANCE
    5. 5. A security clearance is “a determination that a person is able and willing to safeguard classified national security information” A wide range of roles require security clearance, everything from janitors to senior management, as long as they have access to or work in a location that has access to classified information > The military have the highest number of individuals with security clearance > Other positions requiring clearance include federal contractors and government jobs If you leave the position that required you to obtain a security clearance, the clearance is typically good for two years or until the date a review is required, whichever comes first The Department of Defense (DoD) awards a majority of clearances, though their clearances are not necessarily transferable to other federal agencies > The investigations are performed by the Defense Security Service (DSS) > The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) does most of the investigations for other federal agencies 5 Security Clearance │ Overview Source: U.S. Department of State; Federal Computer Week’s “GAO:DOD needs to improve security clearance timeliness, quality” by Mary Mosquera, 12/23/08 Sponsored by:
    6. 6. As seen in the chart below, there are three levels of security clearance > Access to specific classified areas also requires a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) or Special Access Programs (SAP) clearance, in addition to a Top Secret one > An estimated 854,000 people have Top Secret clearance; 265,000 of those are U.S. contractors 6 Security Clearance │ Three Levels of Clearance Source: U.S. Department of State; Federal Computer Week’s “GAO:DOD needs to improve security clearance timeliness, quality” by Mary Mosquera, 12/23/08; About.com Guide’s “Security Clearance Secrets” by Rod Powers; Washington Post’s “Top Secret America”” by Dana Priest and William Arkin, 7/19/10 Security level Disclosure of info would cause…to U.S. security Processing time Reinvestigate every: Average cost to process Steps in clearance process Top Secret Grave damage 1+ year 5 years $3,000- $15,000 Below, as well as: •Reference interviews •Record check from employers, courts, etc. •Subject interview Secret Serious damage 4-8 months 10 years Several hundred to $3,000 Same as below Confidential Damage 1-3 months 15 years n/a •Computer search •Review criminal history •Financial check Sponsored by:
    7. 7. The number of companies and buildings requiring security clearance has expanded rapidly since 9/11; a recent Washington Post investigation revealed: > About 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence in approximately 10,000 locations across the U.S. > 33 buildings with 17 million square feet of space have been built or are currently under construction since 9/11 Having an Active security clearance is a significant benefit to a job candidate, saving an employer thousands of dollars and months of potential down-time 7 Security Clearance │ Talent Demand Source: U.S. Department of State; Washington Post’s “Top Secret America”” by Dana Priest and William Arkin, 7/19/10 Sponsored by:
    8. 8. TALENT ASSESSMENT: SECURITY CLEARANCE
    9. 9. Security Cleared Talent │ Level of Clearance Source: Monster Internal Data, 12-month average, Aug‘09-Jul‘10, U.S. Only 9 768,000+ active job seeker accounts are managed each month 46,000+ new resumes monthly 64% have Military experience 46% have “Active” clearance 49% have “Secret” clearance 28% have “Top Secret” clearance Sponsored by:
    10. 10. 10 Listed below are the top 10 states and top 10 regions with Security Cleared Job Seekers > The top ten states account for 59% of the Security Cleared talent pool while the top ten regions consisted of 40% of the supply > California has a much higher share of Security Cleared Job Seekers compared to the other states across the nation primarily based on the state’s share of the population Source: Monster Internal Data, Aug ’09 – Jul ‘10 Security Cleared Talent │ Top 10 Locations Sponsored by:
    11. 11. Security Cleared Talent │ Job Seekers “Hot Spots” Source: Monster Internal Data, Aug’09-Jul’10, U.S. Only 11 Security Clearance % of Total Job Seekers High Midpoint Low As a percent of total job seekers by state, the following locations reported the highest share of Security Cleared talent or “hot spots” for candidates: 1. Virginia (15%) 2. Alaska (15%) 3. Hawaii (14%) 4. District of Columbia (12%) 5. Maryland (11%) Sponsored by:
    12. 12. 12 IT Software Development 11% Administrative Clerical 7% Project Program Management 7% Security Protective Services 6% Engineering 7% Manufacturing 6% More than half (53%) of Security Cleared professionals are targeting the below categories for new opportunities Security Cleared Talent │ Resumes by Target Category Business Strategic Management 6% Installation Maintenance Repair 5% Sponsored by:
    13. 13. Security Cleared Talent │ Most Common Job Titles Source: Monster Internal Data, Aug’09-Jul’10, U.S. Only 1. (General) Manager 2. Project Manager 3. Administrative Assistant 4. Software Engineer 5. Customer Service Representative 6. Sales Representative 7. Records Management Analyst 8. (General) Director 9. Program Manager 10. Security Officer 11. Warehouse Manager 12. (General) Supervisor 13. Information Technology Manager 14. Office and Administrative Support Workers, Other 15. Sr. Software Engineer 16. Systems Administrator 17. Executive Administrative Assistant 18. Electronics Technician 19. Law Enforcement and Security Management, Other 20. (Retail) Assistant Manager 21. IT Operations Manager 22. Network Administrator 23. Consulting Manager 24. Intelligence Analyst 25. Office Manager 26. PC Technician 27. Executive Management 28. Human Resources Manager 29. Group Leader 30. Business Systems Analyst 31. Vice President 32. Sr. Sales Executive 33. Network Engineer 34. Industrial Maintenance Mechanic 35. General Manager 36. Mechanical Engineer 37. Consultant 38. IT Operations Support Analyst 39. Hardware Test Engineer 40. Information Technology Project Manager 13 Sponsored by:
    14. 14. 14 Security Cleared Talent │ Most Common “Hard” Skills* Source: Monster Internal Data, Jul’09-Jun’10, U.S. Only * “Hard” skills are typically teachable, on-the-job training attributes Note: Monster Job Seekers may target from zero to many skills per resumes; skills represent those used most frequently Sponsored by:
    15. 15. 15 Security Cleared Talent │ Most Common “Soft” Skills* Source: Monster Internal Data, Jul’09-Jun’10, U.S. Only * “Soft” skills are typically personal and interpersonal attributes Note: Monster Job Seekers may target from zero to many skills per resumes; skills represent those used most frequently Most common “soft” skills* listed among Security Cleared Professionals Sponsored by:
    16. 16. Security Cleared Talent │ Work and Academic Experience Source: Monster Internal Data, Aug’09-Jul’10, U.S. Only 1 16 The charts below give a detailed profile of the Security Clearance working population > Nearly all (92%) of candidates are mid-career or higher > The majority (58%) of job seekers have more than 10 years of working experience > Over two-thirds (68%) hold an Associate’s degree, have had some college experience, or graduated with a Bachelor’s degree Sponsored by:
    17. 17. 17 JOB DURATION 79% of Security Cleared talent desires permanent placement only 20%are willing to step into any type of opportunity 1% are partial to temporary or contract opportunities JOB STATUS 85%of Security Cleared talent are seeking full-time opportunities only 14%are willing to consider either a full-time or part-time placement 1%prefer part-time employment only Security Cleared Talent │ Type of Employment Source: Monster Internal Data, Aug’09-Jul’10, U.S. Only Sponsored by:
    18. 18. Security Cleared Talent │ Compensation Source: Monster Internal Data, Aug’09-Jul’10, U.S. Only 1 18 Security Cleared Job Seekers expect to receive higher compensation than those without any Clearance > Half (or 50%) of Security Cleared Job Seekers expect to receive $20-40,000 compared to 67% of Job Seekers without any Clearance As seen on the bottom chart, the largest gap between Job Seekers with Security Clearance and those without is at $60,000 > 49% of Security Cleared Job Seekers expect to receive at least $60,000 > 32% of Job Seekers without any Clearance expect to receive at least $60,000 Sponsored by:
    19. 19. TALENT ASSESSMENT: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY CLEARANCE
    20. 20. Security Cleared IT Talent │ Level of Clearance Source: Monster Internal Data, 12-month average, Aug‘09-Jul‘10, U.S. Only 20 186,200+ active job seeker accounts are managed each month 6,800+ new resumes monthly 61% have Military experience 51% have “Active” clearance 50% have “Secret” clearance 34% have “Top Secret” clearance Sponsored by:
    21. 21. 21 Listed below are the top 10 states and top 10 regions with IT Security Cleared Job Seekers > The top ten states account for 63% of the IT Security Cleared talent pool while the top ten regions consisted of 44% of the supply > Virginia has a much higher share of IT Security Cleared Job Seekers compared to the other states across the nation primarily based on the state’s proximity to government agencies Source: Monster Internal Data, Aug ’09 – Jul ‘10 Security Cleared IT Talent │ Top 10 Locations Sponsored by:
    22. 22. Security Cleared IT Talent │ IT Job Seekers “Hot Spots” Source: Monster Internal Data, Aug’09-Jul’10, U.S. Only 22 IT - Security Clearance % of Total Job Seekers High Midpoint Low As a percent of total IT job seekers by state, the following locations reported the highest share of Security Cleared IT talent or “hot spots” for candidates: 1. Hawaii (42%) 2. Virginia (33%) 3. Alaska (32%) 4. Maryland (30%) 5. New Mexico (29%) Sponsored by:
    23. 23. 23 Software Engineers 25%Systems Analysts 15% Information Systems Managers 16% Support Specialists 5% One-quarter (25%) of Security Cleared IT professionals are Software Engineers Security Cleared IT Talent │ Resumes by Occupation Network Administrators 15% Data Communication Analysts 7% Source: Monster Internal Data, Aug ’09 – Jul ‘10 Sponsored by:
    24. 24. Security Cleared IT Talent │ Most Common Job Titles Source: Monster Internal Data, Aug’09-Jul’10, U.S. Only 1. Software Engineer 2. IT Manager 3. Sr. Software Engineer 4. Systems Administrator 5. IT Operations Manager 6. Network Administrator 7. PC Technician 8. Business Systems Analyst 9. Network Engineer 10. IT Operations Support Analyst 11. Hardware Test Engineer 12. IT Project Manager 13. Computer Networking 14. Data Processing Manager – IT 15. Management IS Director 16. Software Project Manager 17. Programmer Analyst 18. Telecommunications Network Engineer 19. Information Security Specialist 20. Software Quality Assurance Engineer 21. Sr. Network Engineer 22. Technical Services Vice-President 23. Systems Architect 24. Programmer – Entry Level 25. Help Desk Manager 26. Systems Analyst 27. System Security Analyst 28. Help Desk Representative 29. Information Specialist 30. IT Strategy Consultant 31. Information Systems Vice-President 32. IT Help Desk Clerk 33. Windows Systems Administrator 34. Software Quality Assurance Analyst 35. Visual Basic Programmer 36. Technical Support, Other 37. System Security Manager 38. Lead Software Quality Assurance Engineer 39. Programmer 40. Webmaster 24 Sponsored by:
    25. 25. 25 Security Cleared IT Talent │ Most Common Skills Source: Monster Internal Data, Jul’09-Jun’10, U.S. Only * “Hard” skills are typically teachable, on-the-job training attributes * “Soft” skills are typically personal and interpersonal attributes Note: Monster Job Seekers may target from zero to many skills per resumes; skills represent those used most frequently The chart on the right displays the top 25 “Hard” skills noted among Security Cleared IT talent.* The top five include: 1. Networking/IT 2. SQL 3. Project Management 4. Java 5. Microsoft Word Top “Soft” skills listed among Security Cleared IT talent included:** 1. Leadership 2. Communications 3. Problem Solving 4. Training 5. Organization Sponsored by:
    26. 26. Security Cleared IT Talent │ Compensation Source: Monster Internal Data, Aug’09-Jul’10, U.S. Only 1 26 Security Cleared IT Job Seekers expect to receive higher compensation than those without any Clearance > 45% of Security Cleared IT Job Seekers expect to receive more than $80,000 compared to 34% of IT Job Seekers without any Clearance As seen on the bottom chart, the largest gap between IT Job Seekers with Security Clearance and those without is at $60,000 > 67% of Security Cleared IT Job Seekers expect to receive at least $60,000 > 55% of IT Job Seekers without any Clearance expect to receive at least $60,000 Sponsored by:
    27. 27. View additional reports and articles at the Monster Resource Center: http://hiring.monster.com/hr/hr-best-practices.aspx 27
    28. 28. 5 Clock Tower Place /// Suite 500 MAYNARD, MA 01754 Visit Monster or call your local Monster representative. 1-800-MONSTER /// 666-7837 www.monster.com
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