Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
North West > Manchester
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 84 185 207
Rank change year-on-year +101 +22 +17
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 123 38 55
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 3.32% 0.78% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.33% 4.64% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 107 19 32
10th Percentile £28,600 " £33,035
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £39,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,000 £49,741
Median % change year-on-year +11.70% -5.51% -0.52%
75th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £59,000
90th Percentile £81,150 £76,250 £91,250
North West median annual salary £51,250 £45,000 £49,741
% change year-on-year +13.89% -9.53% +32.64%

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 605 819 1,471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.33% 16.75% 23.60%
Number of salaries quoted 439 606 1,166
10th Percentile £30,400 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £33,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +10.47%
75th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £72,750 £77,500 £70,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 11 April 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 11 April 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 - 3 £45,000 -
Salford - 1 £37,500 - 6
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 11 April 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.

1 123 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 48 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (32.52%) DevOps
4 37 (30.08%) Azure
5 35 (28.46%) AWS
6 34 (27.64%) Kubernetes
7 33 (26.83%) Terraform
8 27 (21.95%) Linux
9 26 (21.14%) Microsoft
10 25 (20.33%) Python
11 22 (17.89%) GitLab
12 20 (16.26%) SQL
12 20 (16.26%) Git (software)
13 19 (15.45%) Ansible
14 18 (14.63%) Public Cloud
15 17 (13.82%) Docker
15 17 (13.82%) Public Sector
15 17 (13.82%) DV Cleared
15 17 (13.82%) Java
15 17 (13.82%) Windows
16 16 (13.01%) Network Security
16 16 (13.01%) Software Engineering
16 16 (13.01%) BPSS Clearance
17 15 (12.20%) IaaS
17 15 (12.20%) Decision-Making
17 15 (12.20%) PaaS
17 15 (12.20%) Active Directory
18 14 (11.38%) ITIL
18 14 (11.38%) C
18 14 (11.38%) Change Management

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 8 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (4.07%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.44%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.63%) CMS
4 2 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.81%) Confluence
5 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.81%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (3.25%) MS Visio
1 4 (3.25%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) SAP QM
1 2 (1.63%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.81%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 37 (30.08%) Azure
2 35 (28.46%) AWS
3 15 (12.20%) IaaS
3 15 (12.20%) PaaS
4 12 (9.76%) SaaS
5 10 (8.13%) GCP
6 8 (6.50%) Microsoft 365
7 5 (4.07%) Amazon EKS
7 5 (4.07%) Serverless
8 4 (3.25%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.63%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (1.63%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (1.63%) GitHub
10 2 (1.63%) Google Data Studio
11 1 (0.81%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.01%) Network Security
2 9 (7.32%) Unified Communications
3 8 (6.50%) DHCP
3 8 (6.50%) DNS
4 6 (4.88%) Ethernet
4 6 (4.88%) Firewall
5 5 (4.07%) Cisco Firepower
5 5 (4.07%) Cisco ISE
5 5 (4.07%) LAN
5 5 (4.07%) SD-WAN
5 5 (4.07%) WAN
6 4 (3.25%) Wireless
7 2 (1.63%) Internet
8 1 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.81%) Modbus
8 1 (0.81%) RS-422
8 1 (0.81%) VPN
8 1 (0.81%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.88%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.25%) Big Data
4 3 (2.44%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.44%) MySQL
5 2 (1.63%) Amazon Athena
5 2 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.63%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.63%) Looker
5 2 (1.63%) Neo4j
5 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.81%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.81%) GIS
6 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.81%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 22 (17.89%) GitLab
2 20 (16.26%) Git (software)
3 14 (11.38%) Jenkins
4 9 (7.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (3.25%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.44%) JIRA
7 2 (1.63%) JUnit
7 2 (1.63%) Maven
7 2 (1.63%) Mockito
7 2 (1.63%) Selenium
7 2 (1.63%) Spinnaker
8 1 (0.81%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.81%) JMeter
8 1 (0.81%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.81%) NeoLoad
8 1 (0.81%) Protractor
8 1 (0.81%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio Code
8 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (13.82%) Public Sector
2 13 (10.57%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.50%) Back Office
3 8 (6.50%) Finance
3 8 (6.50%) Manufacturing
3 8 (6.50%) Marketing
4 5 (4.07%) Electronics
5 4 (3.25%) Law
6 2 (1.63%) Advertising
6 2 (1.63%) Retail
7 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.81%) Legal
7 1 (0.81%) Local Government
7 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (18.70%) Architect
2 20 (16.26%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (9.76%) Developer
4 10 (8.13%) Analyst
5 9 (7.32%) AWS Engineer
5 9 (7.32%) Consultant
5 9 (7.32%) Platform Engineer
6 8 (6.50%) Administrator
7 7 (5.69%) AWS DevOps
7 7 (5.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 7 (5.69%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) Azure Architect
8 6 (4.88%) Java Developer
8 6 (4.88%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (4.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (4.07%) Network Architect
10 4 (3.25%) Information Architect
10 4 (3.25%) IT Support
10 4 (3.25%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.32%) Web Services
2 7 (5.69%) Spring
3 5 (4.07%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (4.07%) JSON
3 5 (4.07%) Spring Boot
4 4 (3.25%) .NET
4 4 (3.25%) Gherkin
4 4 (3.25%) REST
5 3 (2.44%) COM
5 3 (2.44%) CSS
5 3 (2.44%) HTML
5 3 (2.44%) Kafka
5 3 (2.44%) Node.js
5 3 (2.44%) Spring Batch
5 3 (2.44%) Spring Security
6 2 (1.63%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.63%) Apache Camel
6 2 (1.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.63%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (1.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.63%) Public Cloud
2 13 (10.57%) Management Information System
3 12 (9.76%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (7.32%) Data Centre
5 8 (6.50%) Client/Server
5 8 (6.50%) Replication
6 6 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.88%) Cloud Native
7 4 (3.25%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.63%) Handset
9 2 (1.63%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.63%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.81%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.95%) Linux
2 17 (13.82%) Windows
3 7 (5.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (5.69%) Unix
4 3 (2.44%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (1.63%) CentOS
6 1 (0.81%) Android
6 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (32.52%) DevOps
3 16 (13.01%) Software Engineering
4 15 (12.20%) Decision-Making
5 14 (11.38%) Change Management
5 14 (11.38%) ITIL
5 14 (11.38%) Scrum
6 12 (9.76%) Configuration Management
6 12 (9.76%) Technical Leadership
7 10 (8.13%) Analytics
7 10 (8.13%) Incident Management
7 10 (8.13%) Infrastructure as Code
7 10 (8.13%) Mentoring
8 9 (7.32%) Coaching
8 9 (7.32%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (7.32%) Load Balancing
8 9 (7.32%) Microservices
8 9 (7.32%) Project Delivery
9 8 (6.50%) Email Filtering
9 8 (6.50%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.33%) Python
2 20 (16.26%) SQL
3 17 (13.82%) Java
4 14 (11.38%) C
5 11 (8.94%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.69%) Bash Shell
6 7 (5.69%) Perl
7 6 (4.88%) C#
7 6 (4.88%) TypeScript
8 5 (4.07%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.25%) C++
10 2 (1.63%) Go
10 2 (1.63%) Java 8
10 2 (1.63%) Ruby
10 2 (1.63%) Scala
11 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 123 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.82%) DV Cleared
3 16 (13.01%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (4.07%) Degree
4 5 (4.07%) OCP
4 5 (4.07%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.63%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.63%) RHCE
5 2 (1.63%) RHCSA
5 2 (1.63%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.44%) PMO
2 1 (0.81%) GRC
2 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.81%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (13.82%) Docker
2 15 (12.20%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.07%) VMware NSX
5 3 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (27.64%) Kubernetes
2 33 (26.83%) Terraform
3 19 (15.45%) Ansible
4 12 (9.76%) Istio
5 10 (8.13%) Puppet
6 8 (6.50%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (6.50%) WSUS
7 7 (5.69%) CFEngine
8 5 (4.07%) Consul
8 5 (4.07%) FortiGate
8 5 (4.07%) Grafana
8 5 (4.07%) Graphite
8 5 (4.07%) Packer
8 5 (4.07%) Prometheus
9 3 (2.44%) Opsview
10 2 (1.63%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.81%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.81%) WMI
Vendors
1 26 (21.14%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.13%) Google
3 8 (6.50%) Intel
3 8 (6.50%) SAP
4 7 (5.69%) VMware
5 6 (4.88%) Oracle
6 5 (4.07%) CA
6 5 (4.07%) Cisco
6 5 (4.07%) Fortinet
6 5 (4.07%) SolarWinds
7 4 (3.25%) Nintex
7 4 (3.25%) OpenText
7 4 (3.25%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.63%) Adobe
8 2 (1.63%) BiZZdesign
8 2 (1.63%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.63%) Hortonworks
8 2 (1.63%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.81%) Apple
9 1 (0.81%) Citrix