Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
North West > Manchester
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 69 124 180
Rank change year-on-year +55 +56 -41
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 144 97 86
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 3.88% 1.98% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.68% 11.81% 5.83%
Number of salaries quoted 124 66 56
10th Percentile £29,000 £31,250 £35,050
25th Percentile £38,438 £33,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,250 £46,000 £52,095
Median % change year-on-year +15.76% -11.70% +15.77%
75th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £65,313
90th Percentile £78,750 £83,750 £92,500
North West median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £49,482
% change year-on-year +16.67% -9.06% +31.95%

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 608 821 1,475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.38% 16.73% 23.65%
Number of salaries quoted 442 609 1,172
10th Percentile £30,000 £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 £72,500 £77,500 £70,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 13 April 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 13 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
Salford +23 7 £52,500 - 7
Wigan - 2 £45,000 -
Cheadle +7 1 - - 1
Bolton 0 1 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Security Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 123 (85.42%) SC Cleared
2 60 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (35.42%) DevOps
4 41 (28.47%) Azure
5 39 (27.08%) AWS
6 37 (25.69%) Kubernetes
7 35 (24.31%) Terraform
8 33 (22.92%) Python
9 32 (22.22%) DV Cleared
10 30 (20.83%) Linux
11 28 (19.44%) Microsoft
12 26 (18.06%) Java
13 23 (15.97%) GitLab
13 23 (15.97%) Jenkins
14 22 (15.28%) Git (software)
15 21 (14.58%) Software Engineering
15 21 (14.58%) Ansible
15 21 (14.58%) Docker
16 19 (13.19%) Public Sector
16 19 (13.19%) SQL
17 18 (12.50%) Scrum
17 18 (12.50%) Public Cloud
18 17 (11.81%) Configuration Management
18 17 (11.81%) JavaScript
18 17 (11.81%) C
18 17 (11.81%) Active Directory
18 17 (11.81%) Windows
19 16 (11.11%) Network Security
20 15 (10.42%) PaaS
20 15 (10.42%) BPSS Clearance

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 7 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (3.47%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.78%) JBoss
4 3 (2.08%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.39%) CMS
5 2 (1.39%) Confluence
5 2 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (2.78%) MS Visio
1 4 (2.78%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) SAP QM
1 2 (1.39%) SAP S/4HANA
1 2 (1.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 41 (28.47%) Azure
2 39 (27.08%) AWS
3 15 (10.42%) IaaS
3 15 (10.42%) PaaS
4 13 (9.03%) GCP
4 13 (9.03%) SaaS
5 11 (7.64%) Microsoft 365
6 6 (4.17%) Serverless
7 5 (3.47%) Amazon EKS
8 4 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.39%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (1.39%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (1.39%) GitHub
10 2 (1.39%) Google Data Studio
11 1 (0.69%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.11%) Network Security
2 9 (6.25%) Firewall
2 9 (6.25%) Unified Communications
3 7 (4.86%) DHCP
3 7 (4.86%) DNS
4 6 (4.17%) Cisco Firepower
4 6 (4.17%) Ethernet
4 6 (4.17%) LAN
5 5 (3.47%) Cisco ISE
5 5 (3.47%) SD-WAN
5 5 (3.47%) WAN
6 4 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (2.78%) Wireless
6 4 (2.78%) Wireshark
7 3 (2.08%) Internet
8 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.69%) Skype
8 1 (0.69%) SSL
8 1 (0.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.56%) Big Data
3 7 (4.86%) MongoDB
3 7 (4.86%) MySQL
4 6 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.39%) Amazon Athena
5 2 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.39%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.39%) Looker
5 2 (1.39%) Neo4j
5 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.69%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.69%) GIS
6 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.69%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 23 (15.97%) GitLab
1 23 (15.97%) Jenkins
2 22 (15.28%) Git (software)
3 11 (7.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (6.25%) Cucumber
5 6 (4.17%) Selenium
6 4 (2.78%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.78%) JIRA
7 3 (2.08%) JUnit
7 3 (2.08%) Mockito
8 2 (1.39%) Maven
8 2 (1.39%) Spinnaker
9 1 (0.69%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.69%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.69%) NeoLoad
9 1 (0.69%) Protractor
9 1 (0.69%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.69%) TestRail
9 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 19 (13.19%) Public Sector
2 14 (9.72%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.25%) Finance
3 9 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 9 (6.25%) Marketing
4 7 (4.86%) Back Office
5 6 (4.17%) Electronics
6 4 (2.78%) Law
7 3 (2.08%) Advertising
8 2 (1.39%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.39%) Legal
8 2 (1.39%) Local Government
8 2 (1.39%) Retail
9 1 (0.69%) Banking
9 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (17.36%) Architect
2 22 (15.28%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (11.11%) Developer
4 12 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 11 (7.64%) AWS Engineer
6 10 (6.94%) Analyst
7 9 (6.25%) AWS DevOps
7 9 (6.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 9 (6.25%) Consultant
7 9 (6.25%) Platform Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Administrator
8 7 (4.86%) Senior DevOps
8 7 (4.86%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) Azure Architect
9 6 (4.17%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.17%) Network Architect
10 5 (3.47%) Cloud Architect
10 5 (3.47%) Software Developer
11 4 (2.78%) Field Engineer
11 4 (2.78%) Information Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.25%) Web Services
2 8 (5.56%) Gherkin
3 7 (4.86%) Node.js
3 7 (4.86%) Spring
4 6 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (3.47%) JSON
5 5 (3.47%) Spring Boot
6 4 (2.78%) .NET
6 4 (2.78%) CSS
6 4 (2.78%) HTML
6 4 (2.78%) Kafka
6 4 (2.78%) REST
7 3 (2.08%) COM
7 3 (2.08%) Spring Batch
7 3 (2.08%) Spring Security
8 2 (1.39%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (1.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.50%) Public Cloud
2 14 (9.72%) Management Information System
3 12 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (6.94%) Cyberthreat
4 10 (6.94%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.86%) Client/Server
5 7 (4.86%) Replication
6 6 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.17%) Cloud Native
7 4 (2.78%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 4 (2.78%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.78%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (2.08%) Internet of Things
8 3 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.39%) Handset
9 2 (1.39%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.39%) Social Media
9 2 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.83%) Linux
2 17 (11.81%) Windows
3 8 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (4.86%) Unix
5 3 (2.08%) CentOS
5 3 (2.08%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.69%) Android
6 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (35.42%) DevOps
3 21 (14.58%) Software Engineering
4 18 (12.50%) Scrum
5 17 (11.81%) Configuration Management
6 15 (10.42%) Cybersecurity
6 15 (10.42%) Decision-Making
7 14 (9.72%) Change Management
7 14 (9.72%) ITIL
8 13 (9.03%) Technical Leadership
9 12 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (8.33%) Open Source
10 11 (7.64%) Mentoring
10 11 (7.64%) Project Delivery
11 10 (6.94%) Analytics
11 10 (6.94%) Coaching
11 10 (6.94%) Infrastructure as Code
11 10 (6.94%) Load Balancing
12 9 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (6.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.92%) Python
2 26 (18.06%) Java
3 19 (13.19%) SQL
4 17 (11.81%) C
4 17 (11.81%) JavaScript
5 12 (8.33%) C++
6 11 (7.64%) C#
7 8 (5.56%) Bash Shell
8 7 (4.86%) Perl
9 6 (4.17%) TypeScript
10 5 (3.47%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.08%) Go
12 2 (1.39%) Java 8
12 2 (1.39%) Ruby
12 2 (1.39%) Scala
13 1 (0.69%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.69%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 123 (85.42%) SC Cleared
2 32 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 15 (10.42%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (4.86%) Degree
5 5 (3.47%) OCP
5 5 (3.47%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (2.08%) CREST Certified
7 2 (1.39%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.39%) RHCE
7 2 (1.39%) RHCSA
7 2 (1.39%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.69%) CCNP
8 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.08%) PMO
2 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.69%) GRC
3 1 (0.69%) NIST
3 1 (0.69%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (14.58%) Docker
2 17 (11.81%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.47%) VMware NSX
5 3 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (25.69%) Kubernetes
2 35 (24.31%) Terraform
3 21 (14.58%) Ansible
4 12 (8.33%) Istio
5 10 (6.94%) Puppet
6 8 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (4.86%) CFEngine
7 7 (4.86%) WSUS
8 6 (4.17%) Grafana
8 6 (4.17%) Packer
8 6 (4.17%) Prometheus
9 5 (3.47%) Consul
9 5 (3.47%) FortiGate
9 5 (3.47%) Graphite
10 4 (2.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (2.08%) Opsview
12 2 (1.39%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
13 1 (0.69%) SCCM
13 1 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 28 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.03%) Google
3 10 (6.94%) Oracle
4 9 (6.25%) SAP
5 7 (4.86%) Intel
5 7 (4.86%) VMware
6 6 (4.17%) Cisco
7 5 (3.47%) CA
7 5 (3.47%) Fortinet
7 5 (3.47%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.47%) SolarWinds
8 4 (2.78%) Nintex
8 4 (2.78%) OpenText
9 3 (2.08%) BiZZdesign
10 2 (1.39%) Adobe
10 2 (1.39%) Citrix
10 2 (1.39%) Cloudera
10 2 (1.39%) Hortonworks
10 2 (1.39%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.39%) Sparx