Period
to 21 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > North of England
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 192 258 252
Rank change year-on-year +66 -6 +8
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 119 141 207
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 1.25% 0.87% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.61% 4.95% 5.07%
Number of salaries quoted 117 84 161
Median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £49,482
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.00% +1.05% +17.12%
10th Percentile £28,150 £28,459 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £71,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £54,486 £52,095
% change year-on-year +5.53% +4.59% +12.64%

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 the North of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North of England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,564 2,847 4,081
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 16.37% 17.54% 21.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,183 2,046 3,267
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +12.10%
10th Percentile £28,000 £24,125 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in the North of England

SC Cleared
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in the North of England.

Salary trend for SC Cleared in the North of England

SC Cleared
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in the North of England over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

Salary histogram for SC Cleared in the North of England

SC Cleared
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the North of England region over the 6 months to 21 January 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
North West +78 91 £45,000 -2.17% 55
Yorkshire +25 27 £65,000 +30.00% 9
North East +22 4 £62,500 -15.54% 10
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 North of England region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 119 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 38 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (23.53%) Windows
4 23 (19.33%) Azure
5 22 (18.49%) AWS
6 21 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 21 (17.65%) DevOps
7 19 (15.97%) Cybersecurity
7 19 (15.97%) Terraform
7 19 (15.97%) Python
7 19 (15.97%) Java
8 18 (15.13%) ITIL
8 18 (15.13%) Data Centre
9 16 (13.45%) Active Directory
10 15 (12.61%) Jenkins
11 14 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
11 14 (11.76%) Cisco
11 14 (11.76%) Open Source
11 14 (11.76%) Incident Management
12 13 (10.92%) Kubernetes
12 13 (10.92%) Office 365
13 12 (10.08%) Public Sector
13 12 (10.08%) SQL
13 12 (10.08%) Linux
14 11 (9.24%) Configuration Management
14 11 (9.24%) Management Information System
14 11 (9.24%) VMware
14 11 (9.24%) Bash Shell
14 11 (9.24%) Puppet
14 11 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 5 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (3.36%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.68%) CMS
4 2 (1.68%) Confluence
4 2 (1.68%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.84%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.52%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.52%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.84%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (0.84%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.84%) SAP IBP
2 1 (0.84%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 23 (19.33%) Azure
2 22 (18.49%) AWS
3 13 (10.92%) Office 365
4 8 (6.72%) PaaS
5 6 (5.04%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (4.20%) SaaS
7 4 (3.36%) Amazon S3
7 4 (3.36%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (3.36%) IaaS
7 4 (3.36%) Serverless
8 3 (2.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.68%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (1.68%) GCP
10 1 (0.84%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.84%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.84%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.40%) Firewall
2 7 (5.88%) DHCP
2 7 (5.88%) DNS
2 7 (5.88%) Unified Communications
3 6 (5.04%) Network Security
3 6 (5.04%) Remote Desktop
3 6 (5.04%) VLAN
4 3 (2.52%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (1.68%) LAN
5 2 (1.68%) WAN
6 1 (0.84%) Skype
6 1 (0.84%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.52%) Big Data
3 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.84%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.84%) Tableau
5 1 (0.84%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 15 (12.61%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (6.72%) GitLab
3 5 (4.20%) JIRA
3 5 (4.20%) JUnit
3 5 (4.20%) Mockito
3 5 (4.20%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (4.20%) TeamCity
4 4 (3.36%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.36%) Hudson
4 4 (3.36%) Vagrant
4 4 (3.36%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.68%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.68%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.84%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.84%) JMeter
7 1 (0.84%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.84%) NeoLoad
7 1 (0.84%) Selenium
General
1 12 (10.08%) Public Sector
2 7 (5.88%) Marketing
3 6 (5.04%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.20%) Back Office
5 3 (2.52%) Games
5 3 (2.52%) Retail
6 2 (1.68%) Finance
7 1 (0.84%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.84%) Automotive
7 1 (0.84%) Electronics
7 1 (0.84%) Law
7 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (14.29%) Developer
2 16 (13.45%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (10.92%) Analyst
3 13 (10.92%) Platform Engineer
4 11 (9.24%) Java Developer
5 10 (8.40%) Architect
6 8 (6.72%) AWS DevOps
6 8 (6.72%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 8 (6.72%) AWS Engineer
6 8 (6.72%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 8 (6.72%) Support Analyst
7 7 (5.88%) Consultant
7 7 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Administrator
8 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Support
8 5 (4.20%) IT Support
8 5 (4.20%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Azure Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.72%) Spring
2 7 (5.88%) React
2 7 (5.88%) RESTful
3 6 (5.04%) Node.js
3 6 (5.04%) REST
4 5 (4.20%) Apache Camel
4 5 (4.20%) JAX-RS
4 5 (4.20%) JMS
4 5 (4.20%) Spring Integration
5 4 (3.36%) HTML
6 3 (2.52%) .NET
6 3 (2.52%) CSS
7 2 (1.68%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.68%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.68%) CGI
7 2 (1.68%) J2EE
7 2 (1.68%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.68%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.68%) Velocity
8 1 (0.84%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.13%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.24%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.04%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (5.04%) Fat Client
3 6 (5.04%) Public Cloud
3 6 (5.04%) Thin Client
4 5 (4.20%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.20%) Replication
5 4 (3.36%) BYOD
6 2 (1.68%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.68%) Handset
6 2 (1.68%) NHS
7 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.84%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.84%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.53%) Windows
2 12 (10.08%) Linux
3 11 (9.24%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.88%) Windows 10
5 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (3.36%) Unix
7 2 (1.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (17.65%) DevOps
3 19 (15.97%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (15.13%) ITIL
5 14 (11.76%) Incident Management
5 14 (11.76%) Open Source
6 11 (9.24%) Configuration Management
6 11 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 11 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (8.40%) Service Delivery
8 9 (7.56%) Test Automation
9 8 (6.72%) MVC
9 8 (6.72%) Project Management
9 8 (6.72%) Software Delivery
10 7 (5.88%) High Availability
10 7 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
10 7 (5.88%) Microservices
10 7 (5.88%) Service Management
10 7 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.97%) Java
1 19 (15.97%) Python
2 12 (10.08%) SQL
3 11 (9.24%) Bash Shell
4 9 (7.56%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.88%) Java 8
6 6 (5.04%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.20%) Go
7 5 (4.20%) Ruby
8 4 (3.36%) Perl
9 3 (2.52%) C
9 3 (2.52%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.68%) C#
10 2 (1.68%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.84%) C++
11 1 (0.84%) Groovy
11 1 (0.84%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 119 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 10 (8.40%) DV Cleared
4 9 (7.56%) CISSP
5 6 (5.04%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (5.04%) CISM
6 5 (4.20%) CISMP
6 5 (4.20%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (2.52%) Degree
7 3 (2.52%) SANS
8 2 (1.68%) CCNP
8 2 (1.68%) CEH
8 2 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.68%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.84%) CCNA
9 1 (0.84%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 4 (3.36%) NCSC
2 4 (3.36%) SLA
3 2 (1.68%) PMO
4 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (13.45%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.40%) Docker
4 8 (6.72%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.04%) KVM
6 2 (1.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (15.97%) Terraform
2 13 (10.92%) Kubernetes
3 11 (9.24%) Puppet
4 7 (5.88%) Ansible
5 6 (5.04%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (5.04%) Packer
6 5 (4.20%) WSUS
7 4 (3.36%) CFEngine
7 4 (3.36%) Consul
7 4 (3.36%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (3.36%) Nagios
8 3 (2.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (2.52%) vRealize
9 2 (1.68%) Grafana
Vendors
1 21 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.76%) Cisco
3 11 (9.24%) VMware
4 6 (5.04%) Draytek
4 6 (5.04%) ServiceNow
4 6 (5.04%) Sophos
5 5 (4.20%) Intel
5 5 (4.20%) Oracle
6 4 (3.36%) LogRhythm
6 4 (3.36%) McAfee
7 3 (2.52%) Blue Coat
7 3 (2.52%) CA
7 3 (2.52%) Dell
7 3 (2.52%) Dynatrace
7 3 (2.52%) HP
7 3 (2.52%) Nintex
7 3 (2.52%) OpenText
7 3 (2.52%) Splunk
7 3 (2.52%) Tripwire
8 2 (1.68%) EMC