Period
to 25 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 25 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 55 167 213
Rank change year-on-year +112 +46 +6
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 223 28 59
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 4.94% 0.77% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.64% 4.55% 4.33%
Number of salaries quoted 151 13 34
10th Percentile £30,500 £34,500 £35,750
25th Percentile £38,125 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £55,000 £45,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.82% +20.88% -9.00%
75th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £73,750
North West median annual salary £52,500 £44,371 £46,750
% change year-on-year +18.32% -5.09% +16.88%

SC Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Manchester
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 837 615 1,362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.55% 16.92% 21.73%
Number of salaries quoted 476 461 972
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £38,659 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,093 £77,500 £70,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester.

Salary trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester over the 6 months to 25 June 2021.

Salary histogram for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 25 June 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wigan - 2 £40,000 -
Salford - 1 £37,500 - 4
Cheadle - 1 - -
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 2021, IT jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 223 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 128 (57.40%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (40.81%) DevOps
3 91 (40.81%) Terraform
4 88 (39.46%) Azure
5 76 (34.08%) AWS
6 62 (27.80%) Kubernetes
7 57 (25.56%) Docker
8 52 (23.32%) CGI
9 51 (22.87%) Jenkins
10 50 (22.42%) Java
10 50 (22.42%) Linux
11 48 (21.52%) Infrastructure as Code
12 47 (21.08%) Social Skills
13 44 (19.73%) Ansible
14 39 (17.49%) Python
15 37 (16.59%) Scrum
15 37 (16.59%) Problem-Solving
16 33 (14.80%) Microsoft
17 29 (13.00%) Configuration Management
17 29 (13.00%) DV Cleared
17 29 (13.00%) Open Source
18 28 (12.56%) Git (software)
18 28 (12.56%) Analytics
18 28 (12.56%) Continuous Integration
18 28 (12.56%) Software Engineering
19 27 (12.11%) Microservices
19 27 (12.11%) GitLab
20 26 (11.66%) Coaching
20 26 (11.66%) Public Sector

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.90%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.90%) Confluence
4 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.90%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) SAP QM
1 2 (0.90%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.45%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 88 (39.46%) Azure
2 76 (34.08%) AWS
3 23 (10.31%) GCP
3 23 (10.31%) Serverless
4 21 (9.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (8.97%) GitHub
6 19 (8.52%) IaaS
6 19 (8.52%) PaaS
7 17 (7.62%) Azure Key Vault
8 15 (6.73%) SaaS
9 11 (4.93%) Microsoft 365
10 7 (3.14%) Amazon EKS
10 7 (3.14%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (1.79%) Akamai
11 4 (1.79%) AWS CodePipeline
12 3 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.90%) Amazon ECS
13 2 (0.90%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.90%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.90%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.38%) Firewall
1 12 (5.38%) Network Security
2 7 (3.14%) Unified Communications
3 6 (2.69%) Ethernet
3 6 (2.69%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (2.69%) LAN
3 6 (2.69%) SD-WAN
3 6 (2.69%) WAN
3 6 (2.69%) Wireshark
4 5 (2.24%) Cisco Firepower
4 5 (2.24%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (1.79%) DHCP
5 4 (1.79%) DNS
5 4 (1.79%) Wireless
6 2 (0.90%) Internet
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.45%) Modbus
7 1 (0.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.52%) Big Data
2 11 (4.93%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.69%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.35%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.35%) MySQL
4 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.90%) Amazon Athena
5 2 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (0.90%) Looker
5 2 (0.90%) Neo4j
5 2 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.45%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.45%) Power BI
6 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 51 (22.87%) Jenkins
2 28 (12.56%) Git (software)
3 27 (12.11%) GitLab
4 21 (9.42%) JIRA
5 11 (4.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (3.59%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.69%) Selenium
8 4 (1.79%) JMeter
8 4 (1.79%) NeoLoad
9 3 (1.35%) JUnit
9 3 (1.35%) Maven
10 2 (0.90%) Mockito
10 2 (0.90%) Spinnaker
10 2 (0.90%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.90%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.45%) Gradle
11 1 (0.45%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.45%) REST Assured
11 1 (0.45%) Serenity BDD
11 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (21.08%) Social Skills
2 26 (11.66%) Public Sector
3 11 (4.93%) Manufacturing
3 11 (4.93%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.48%) Finance
5 8 (3.59%) Marketing
6 7 (3.14%) Aerospace
7 6 (2.69%) Advertising
7 6 (2.69%) Electronics
8 5 (2.24%) Law
9 4 (1.79%) Back Office
9 4 (1.79%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.90%) Military
12 1 (0.45%) Banking
12 1 (0.45%) Games
12 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.45%) Legal
12 1 (0.45%) Local Government
12 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 62 (27.80%) DevOps Engineer
2 35 (15.70%) Developer
3 28 (12.56%) Senior DevOps
3 28 (12.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 26 (11.66%) Java Developer
5 24 (10.76%) Architect
6 18 (8.07%) Consultant
7 15 (6.73%) Software Engineer
8 14 (6.28%) Analyst
9 10 (4.48%) AWS Engineer
9 10 (4.48%) Platform Engineer
10 8 (3.59%) AWS DevOps
10 8 (3.59%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.14%) Cloud Architect
12 6 (2.69%) Administrator
12 6 (2.69%) Incident Analyst
12 6 (2.69%) Network Architect
12 6 (2.69%) Project Manager
12 6 (2.69%) Test Engineer
13 5 (2.24%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (23.32%) CGI
2 23 (10.31%) Spring
3 20 (8.97%) REST
4 17 (7.62%) Hibernate
4 17 (7.62%) OAuth
4 17 (7.62%) OAuth2
5 16 (7.17%) GraphQL
5 16 (7.17%) JavaBeans
5 16 (7.17%) Middleware
6 14 (6.28%) Web Services
7 10 (4.48%) .NET
8 6 (2.69%) AngularJS
8 6 (2.69%) React
9 5 (2.24%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (2.24%) JSON
9 5 (2.24%) Spring Boot
10 4 (1.79%) Gherkin
10 4 (1.79%) HTML
11 3 (1.35%) Node.js
11 3 (1.35%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.87%) Public Cloud
2 15 (6.73%) Management Information System
3 14 (6.28%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (4.48%) Cloud Native
5 7 (3.14%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.14%) PMI
6 6 (2.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 6 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.24%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.79%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.79%) Replication
8 4 (1.79%) User Experience
9 3 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.90%) Cybercrime
10 2 (0.90%) Handset
10 2 (0.90%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.90%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (22.42%) Linux
2 16 (7.17%) Windows
3 10 (4.48%) Unix
4 7 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.35%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (0.90%) CentOS
7 1 (0.45%) AIX
7 1 (0.45%) Android
7 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (57.40%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (40.81%) DevOps
3 48 (21.52%) Infrastructure as Code
4 37 (16.59%) Problem-Solving
4 37 (16.59%) Scrum
5 29 (13.00%) Configuration Management
5 29 (13.00%) Open Source
6 28 (12.56%) Analytics
6 28 (12.56%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (12.56%) Software Engineering
7 27 (12.11%) Microservices
8 26 (11.66%) Coaching
9 24 (10.76%) BDD
10 23 (10.31%) Service Design
11 21 (9.42%) Data Analytics
11 21 (9.42%) Project Management
11 21 (9.42%) TDD
12 20 (8.97%) Decision-Making
13 19 (8.52%) SDLC
14 18 (8.07%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (22.42%) Java
2 39 (17.49%) Python
3 21 (9.42%) C
4 18 (8.07%) Java 8
5 16 (7.17%) SQL
6 14 (6.28%) Bash Shell
6 14 (6.28%) JavaScript
7 13 (5.83%) PowerShell
8 10 (4.48%) C#
8 10 (4.48%) C++
9 8 (3.59%) Perl
10 6 (2.69%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.79%) Go
12 2 (0.90%) Ruby
12 2 (0.90%) Scala
13 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 223 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (13.00%) DV Cleared
3 14 (6.28%) Degree
4 9 (4.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (3.14%) OCP
5 7 (3.14%) Oracle Certification
5 7 (3.14%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.90%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.90%) RHCE
6 2 (0.90%) RHCSA
6 2 (0.90%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.45%) CCNA
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.45%) CISSP
7 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.35%) PMO
1 3 (1.35%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) SLA
3 1 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.45%) GDPR
3 1 (0.45%) GRC
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.45%) NCSC
3 1 (0.45%) NIST
System Software
1 57 (25.56%) Docker
2 16 (7.17%) Active Directory
3 10 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.69%) VMware NSX
5 4 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.45%) Firmware
6 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 91 (40.81%) Terraform
2 62 (27.80%) Kubernetes
3 44 (19.73%) Ansible
4 14 (6.28%) Istio
5 12 (5.38%) Puppet
6 10 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (3.59%) CFEngine
8 6 (2.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (2.24%) Consul
9 5 (2.24%) FortiGate
9 5 (2.24%) Grafana
9 5 (2.24%) Graphite
9 5 (2.24%) Packer
9 5 (2.24%) Prometheus
10 4 (1.79%) WSUS
11 3 (1.35%) Opsview
12 2 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
13 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 33 (14.80%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.07%) Google
3 10 (4.48%) VMware
4 9 (4.04%) SAP
5 7 (3.14%) Cisco
5 7 (3.14%) Oracle
6 5 (2.24%) CA
6 5 (2.24%) Fortinet
6 5 (2.24%) SolarWinds
7 4 (1.79%) Intel
7 4 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.35%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.90%) BiZZdesign
9 2 (0.90%) Citrix
9 2 (0.90%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.90%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.90%) IBM
9 2 (0.90%) Nintex
9 2 (0.90%) OpenText
10 1 (0.45%) Sparx