Period
to 25 October 2021

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

Security Clearance
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 32 113 179
Rank change year-on-year +81 +66 -2
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 406 48 92
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 7.22% 1.83% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.00% 12.80% 7.61%
Number of salaries quoted 252 34 58
10th Percentile £32,949 £28,000 £33,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £29,625 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £47,500 £54,750
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% -13.24% +21.67%
75th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £69,250 £76,250
North West median annual salary £53,350 £44,371 £50,000
% change year-on-year +20.24% -11.26% +11.11%

Security 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 1,015 375 1,209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.05% 14.27% 18.66%
Number of salaries quoted 672 277 896
10th Percentile £30,775 £30,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £45,250
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +16.02% +0.56%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £70,000 £70,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +10.47% -4.44%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Manchester

Security Cleared
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Security Cleared in Manchester

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram in Manchester

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

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in Manchester

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 25 October 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
Cheadle - 3 - -
Salford -4 2 £49,826 -0.35% 7
Wigan +1 1 £40,000 -11.11%
Security Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, IT jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 310 (76.35%) SC Cleared
2 238 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (30.79%) Azure
3 125 (30.79%) Social Skills
4 124 (30.54%) AWS
5 97 (23.89%) DevOps
6 94 (23.15%) Terraform
7 92 (22.66%) Mentoring
8 79 (19.46%) Java
9 77 (18.97%) Docker
10 67 (16.50%) Greenfield Project
11 65 (16.01%) Infrastructure as Code
12 63 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
13 62 (15.27%) Linux
14 61 (15.02%) Jenkins
15 60 (14.78%) Analytics
16 54 (13.30%) Continuous Integration
17 53 (13.05%) Scrum
18 52 (12.81%) Change Management
18 52 (12.81%) Open Source
18 52 (12.81%) GCP
19 51 (12.56%) Microsoft
20 50 (12.32%) Cybersecurity
21 48 (11.82%) Microservices
21 48 (11.82%) Kubernetes
22 47 (11.58%) Management Information System
23 46 (11.33%) Configuration Management
23 46 (11.33%) ServiceNow
23 46 (11.33%) Public Sector
24 43 (10.59%) Spring

Security 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 9 (2.22%) JBoss
1 9 (2.22%) nginx
2 8 (1.97%) WordPress
3 6 (1.48%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.74%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.49%) Apache
6 2 (0.49%) Confluence
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (2.71%) Oracle ERP
2 10 (2.46%) Oracle 11i
2 10 (2.46%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (2.46%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (2.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 125 (30.79%) Azure
2 124 (30.54%) AWS
3 52 (12.81%) GCP
4 34 (8.37%) IaaS
5 31 (7.64%) Serverless
6 27 (6.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 26 (6.40%) SaaS
8 25 (6.16%) GitHub
8 25 (6.16%) PaaS
9 21 (5.17%) Azure Key Vault
10 20 (4.93%) iPaaS
11 17 (4.19%) Microsoft 365
12 11 (2.71%) OpenShift
13 10 (2.46%) AtomSphere
13 10 (2.46%) Boomi
14 9 (2.22%) Apigee
15 8 (1.97%) Google Workspace
16 7 (1.72%) Amazon ECS
16 7 (1.72%) Collibra
17 6 (1.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.67%) Wi-Fi
2 14 (3.45%) DKIM
2 14 (3.45%) Firewall
3 11 (2.71%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (2.71%) Wireshark
4 8 (1.97%) DHCP
4 8 (1.97%) DNS
4 8 (1.97%) Network Security
4 8 (1.97%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (1.48%) Unified Communications
5 6 (1.48%) VPN
6 5 (1.23%) Internet
6 5 (1.23%) Intranet
7 3 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (0.74%) LAN
7 3 (0.74%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.74%) SD-WAN
7 3 (0.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.65%) Big Data
2 13 (3.20%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.46%) Metadata
4 9 (2.22%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.97%) MySQL
6 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.74%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.49%) GIS
8 2 (0.49%) Power BI
8 2 (0.49%) Tableau
9 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.25%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.25%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 61 (15.02%) Jenkins
2 27 (6.65%) JIRA
3 21 (5.17%) Git (software)
4 14 (3.45%) GitLab
5 9 (2.22%) Mercurial
5 9 (2.22%) Storybook
5 9 (2.22%) Subversion
6 8 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (1.72%) ERwin
8 4 (0.99%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.99%) Selenium
9 3 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.74%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.49%) Gradle
10 2 (0.49%) JMeter
10 2 (0.49%) JUnit
10 2 (0.49%) Maven
10 2 (0.49%) NeoLoad
10 2 (0.49%) REST Assured
10 2 (0.49%) WebDriver
General
1 125 (30.79%) Social Skills
2 46 (11.33%) Public Sector
3 38 (9.36%) Police
4 34 (8.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 20 (4.93%) Finance
6 16 (3.94%) Law
7 11 (2.71%) Aerospace
7 11 (2.71%) Military
8 9 (2.22%) Legal
9 6 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (0.99%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.74%) Banking
11 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.74%) Marketing
12 1 (0.25%) Advertising
12 1 (0.25%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.25%) Electronics
12 1 (0.25%) Games
12 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.25%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 78 (19.21%) Developer
2 65 (16.01%) DevOps Engineer
3 55 (13.55%) Consultant
4 49 (12.07%) Architect
5 44 (10.84%) Java Developer
6 30 (7.39%) Senior DevOps
6 30 (7.39%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 27 (6.65%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 27 (6.65%) Security Consultant
8 22 (5.42%) Analyst
9 17 (4.19%) Software Engineer
10 15 (3.69%) ServiceNow Developer
11 14 (3.45%) Cloud Consultant
12 11 (2.71%) DBA
12 11 (2.71%) Incident Analyst
12 11 (2.71%) Oracle DBA
13 10 (2.46%) Oracle Applications DBA
13 10 (2.46%) Project Manager
13 10 (2.46%) Senior DBA
13 10 (2.46%) Senior Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (10.59%) REST
1 43 (10.59%) Spring
2 30 (7.39%) OAuth
2 30 (7.39%) OAuth2
3 26 (6.40%) React
4 24 (5.91%) Hibernate
5 23 (5.67%) GraphQL
5 23 (5.67%) JavaBeans
5 23 (5.67%) Middleware
6 21 (5.17%) ARM Templates
7 16 (3.94%) Spring Boot
8 15 (3.69%) LDAP
9 14 (3.45%) AngularJS
9 14 (3.45%) Kafka
9 14 (3.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 11 (2.71%) Node.js
10 11 (2.71%) Web Services
11 9 (2.22%) JWT
11 9 (2.22%) Redux
11 9 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (16.50%) Greenfield Project
2 47 (11.58%) Management Information System
3 27 (6.65%) Smart Meter
4 24 (5.91%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (5.17%) Public Cloud
6 15 (3.69%) PKI
7 12 (2.96%) Virtual Team
8 11 (2.71%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 10 (2.46%) Cloud Native
9 10 (2.46%) Clustering
9 10 (2.46%) Data Centre
10 9 (2.22%) Driving Licence
10 9 (2.22%) PMI
10 9 (2.22%) SWIFT
10 9 (2.22%) Video\Live Streaming
11 6 (1.48%) User Experience
12 5 (1.23%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
14 3 (0.74%) Freedom of Information
14 3 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 62 (15.27%) Linux
2 32 (7.88%) Windows
3 21 (5.17%) Unix
4 20 (4.93%) Windows Server
5 19 (4.68%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.72%) Android
6 7 (1.72%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.72%) Mac OS
7 5 (1.23%) AIX
8 2 (0.49%) HPUX
8 2 (0.49%) Solaris
8 2 (0.49%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (23.89%) DevOps
3 92 (22.66%) Mentoring
4 65 (16.01%) Infrastructure as Code
5 63 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
6 60 (14.78%) Analytics
7 54 (13.30%) Continuous Integration
8 53 (13.05%) Scrum
9 52 (12.81%) Change Management
9 52 (12.81%) Open Source
10 50 (12.32%) Cybersecurity
11 48 (11.82%) Microservices
12 46 (11.33%) Configuration Management
13 38 (9.36%) BDD
13 38 (9.36%) Software Engineering
14 37 (9.11%) TDD
15 34 (8.37%) Data Protection
16 33 (8.13%) Data Analytics
17 32 (7.88%) Coaching
17 32 (7.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (19.46%) Java
2 38 (9.36%) Python
3 27 (6.65%) Java 8
4 25 (6.16%) PowerShell
5 21 (5.17%) C
6 17 (4.19%) C++
7 15 (3.69%) JavaScript
8 14 (3.45%) Bash Shell
9 12 (2.96%) SQL
10 9 (2.22%) C#
11 8 (1.97%) Ruby
12 7 (1.72%) Go
13 6 (1.48%) Perl
14 4 (0.99%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.25%) R
16 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 310 (76.35%) SC Cleared
2 34 (8.37%) Degree
3 26 (6.40%) DV Cleared
4 14 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 14 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (2.96%) Oracle Certification
6 10 (2.46%) CTC Cleared
7 9 (2.22%) PMI Certification
8 8 (1.97%) CISSP
8 8 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.97%) MCSA
8 8 (1.97%) MCTS
9 5 (1.23%) CISM
10 4 (0.99%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.99%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.74%) CCNA
12 2 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.49%) Linux+ Certification
12 2 (0.49%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (8.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (7.64%) Cyber Essentials
3 30 (7.39%) NIST
4 28 (6.90%) GDPR
5 27 (6.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 9 (2.22%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.99%) NCSC
7 4 (0.99%) QA
8 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 2 (0.49%) PMO
9 1 (0.25%) GRC
9 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 77 (18.97%) Docker
2 38 (9.36%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.25%) Firmware
4 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 94 (23.15%) Terraform
2 48 (11.82%) Kubernetes
3 42 (10.34%) Ansible
4 17 (4.19%) Puppet
5 14 (3.45%) SCCM
6 13 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (2.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 8 (1.97%) Grafana
8 8 (1.97%) Prometheus
9 6 (1.48%) CFEngine
9 6 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.99%) Packer
11 3 (0.74%) Consul
12 2 (0.49%) Istio
13 1 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 51 (12.56%) Microsoft
2 46 (11.33%) ServiceNow
3 32 (7.88%) Oracle
4 24 (5.91%) Google
5 16 (3.94%) MuleSoft
6 13 (3.20%) VMware
7 11 (2.71%) Adobe
7 11 (2.71%) Citrix
8 10 (2.46%) Dell
9 9 (2.22%) Fujitsu
9 9 (2.22%) Intel
10 7 (1.72%) Apple
10 7 (1.72%) Informatica
11 6 (1.48%) Dynatrace
11 6 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.48%) SnapLogic
12 4 (0.99%) Cisco
12 4 (0.99%) IBM
13 3 (0.74%) F5
14 2 (0.49%) Red Hat