Period
to 15 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > North of England
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 141 169 207
Rank change year-on-year +28 +38 -16
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 178 276 301
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 1.89% 1.70% 1.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.61% 9.59% 7.35%
Number of salaries quoted 156 156 225
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +8.43%
10th Percentile £29,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £71,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.58% +4.00% +8.70%

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 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 1,533 2,877 4,093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 16.32% 17.69% 21.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,172 2,072 3,275
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £27,550 £24,750 £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%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the North of England

Security Cleared
Salary Trend in the North of England

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

Salary trend for Security Cleared in the North of England

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in the North of England over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in the North of England

Security 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 Security Cleared within the North of England region over the 6 months to 15 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 +14 120 £48,750 +14.71% 63
Yorkshire +57 56 £62,500 +19.05% 16
North East +21 4 £62,500 -14.57% 13
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 North of England region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 116 (65.17%) SC Cleared
2 56 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (20.79%) Windows
4 34 (19.10%) Microsoft
5 32 (17.98%) Java
5 32 (17.98%) Azure
6 31 (17.42%) DevOps
6 31 (17.42%) Python
7 30 (16.85%) AWS
8 28 (15.73%) Cybersecurity
9 24 (13.48%) Jenkins
9 24 (13.48%) Terraform
9 24 (13.48%) DV Cleared
10 23 (12.92%) C#
11 20 (11.24%) SQL
11 20 (11.24%) Active Directory
11 20 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (10.67%) ITIL
13 18 (10.11%) HTML
13 18 (10.11%) Cisco
13 18 (10.11%) Configuration Management
13 18 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (10.11%) React
13 18 (10.11%) Public Sector
14 17 (9.55%) Data Centre
14 17 (9.55%) Open Source
14 17 (9.55%) Firewall
15 16 (8.99%) .NET
15 16 (8.99%) JavaScript
15 16 (8.99%) Degree

Security 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 9 (5.06%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (2.81%) JBoss
3 3 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.12%) CMS
4 2 (1.12%) Confluence
4 2 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.56%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.69%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.56%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (0.56%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.56%) SAP IBP
2 1 (0.56%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 32 (17.98%) Azure
2 30 (16.85%) AWS
3 16 (8.99%) Office 365
4 8 (4.49%) PaaS
5 6 (3.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (3.37%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (3.37%) GCP
5 6 (3.37%) SaaS
6 5 (2.81%) Amazon S3
6 5 (2.81%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (2.81%) Serverless
7 4 (2.25%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (2.25%) IaaS
8 3 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.56%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (0.56%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.55%) Firewall
2 8 (4.49%) DHCP
2 8 (4.49%) DNS
2 8 (4.49%) Network Security
2 8 (4.49%) Unified Communications
3 7 (3.93%) LAN
3 7 (3.93%) VLAN
3 7 (3.93%) WAN
4 6 (3.37%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (2.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (2.25%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.12%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.56%) VoIP
7 1 (0.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.49%) Big Data
2 8 (4.49%) Informix
2 8 (4.49%) RDBMS
2 8 (4.49%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.93%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.81%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.81%) MySQL
5 2 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.12%) Tableau
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.56%) Event Store
6 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.56%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 24 (13.48%) Jenkins
2 14 (7.87%) Git (software)
3 11 (6.18%) Visual Studio
4 9 (5.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (4.49%) GitLab
6 7 (3.93%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (3.93%) Selenium
6 7 (3.93%) TeamCity
7 5 (2.81%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.81%) Eclipse
7 5 (2.81%) JIRA
7 5 (2.81%) JUnit
7 5 (2.81%) Mockito
8 4 (2.25%) Hudson
8 4 (2.25%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.12%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.12%) eggPlant
9 2 (1.12%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.56%) Artifactory
General
1 18 (10.11%) Public Sector
2 11 (6.18%) Retail
3 7 (3.93%) Marketing
4 6 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.81%) Back Office
6 4 (2.25%) Games
7 3 (1.69%) Law
8 2 (1.12%) Finance
9 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.56%) Automotive
9 1 (0.56%) Electronics
9 1 (0.56%) Legal
9 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.56%) Military
9 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (23.60%) Developer
2 17 (9.55%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (8.43%) Analyst
3 15 (8.43%) Platform Engineer
4 14 (7.87%) Java Developer
4 14 (7.87%) Software Developer
5 11 (6.18%) Architect
6 10 (5.62%) AWS DevOps
6 10 (5.62%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 10 (5.62%) AWS Engineer
7 9 (5.06%) Support Analyst
8 8 (4.49%) Consultant
8 8 (4.49%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 7 (3.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.93%) Network Engineer
10 6 (3.37%) Support Engineer
11 5 (2.81%) .NET Developer
11 5 (2.81%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 5 (2.81%) Azure Engineer
11 5 (2.81%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.11%) HTML
1 18 (10.11%) React
2 16 (8.99%) .NET
3 13 (7.30%) Node.js
4 12 (6.74%) .NET Framework
5 11 (6.18%) HTML5
6 10 (5.62%) Spring
7 8 (4.49%) CSS
7 8 (4.49%) RESTful
7 8 (4.49%) WinForms
7 8 (4.49%) WPF
8 6 (3.37%) REST
9 5 (2.81%) Apache Camel
9 5 (2.81%) Gherkin
9 5 (2.81%) JAX-RS
9 5 (2.81%) JMS
9 5 (2.81%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (2.81%) Spring Integration
10 4 (2.25%) AngularJS
10 4 (2.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.55%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.99%) Cyberthreat
3 11 (6.18%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.62%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.37%) Fat Client
5 6 (3.37%) Public Cloud
5 6 (3.37%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.81%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.81%) Replication
6 5 (2.81%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (2.81%) User Experience
7 4 (2.25%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 3 (1.69%) BYOD
9 2 (1.12%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.12%) NHS
10 1 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 37 (20.79%) Windows
2 15 (8.43%) Linux
3 10 (5.62%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.81%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.25%) Unix
5 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (17.42%) DevOps
3 28 (15.73%) Cybersecurity
4 20 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (10.67%) ITIL
6 18 (10.11%) Configuration Management
6 18 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (9.55%) Open Source
8 14 (7.87%) Incident Management
9 12 (6.74%) Computer Science
9 12 (6.74%) Migration
9 12 (6.74%) Service Delivery
9 12 (6.74%) Test Automation
10 11 (6.18%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 11 (6.18%) Information Security
10 11 (6.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 11 (6.18%) Mathematics
10 11 (6.18%) MVC
10 11 (6.18%) Software Engineering
10 11 (6.18%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.98%) Java
2 31 (17.42%) Python
3 23 (12.92%) C#
4 20 (11.24%) SQL
5 16 (8.99%) JavaScript
6 12 (6.74%) Bash Shell
7 9 (5.06%) C++
8 7 (3.93%) Java 8
8 7 (3.93%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.37%) Go
10 5 (2.81%) Ruby
11 4 (2.25%) C
11 4 (2.25%) Perl
12 3 (1.69%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.56%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.56%) Groovy
13 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.56%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 116 (65.17%) SC Cleared
2 24 (13.48%) DV Cleared
3 16 (8.99%) Degree
4 15 (8.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (5.62%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (5.06%) CISSP
7 8 (4.49%) CTC Cleared
8 7 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (3.37%) CCNA
9 6 (3.37%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (3.37%) CISM
9 6 (3.37%) CISMP
10 5 (2.81%) CCNP
10 5 (2.81%) CompTIA Security+
11 4 (2.25%) CREST Certified
12 3 (1.69%) CCDE
12 3 (1.69%) CCIE
12 3 (1.69%) CEH
12 3 (1.69%) SANS
13 2 (1.12%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.93%) SLA
2 6 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.25%) PMO
4 3 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 3 (1.69%) NCSC
5 1 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.56%) NIST
5 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (11.24%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.43%) Docker
3 11 (6.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.49%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.37%) KVM
6 3 (1.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (13.48%) Terraform
2 14 (7.87%) Kubernetes
3 13 (7.30%) Puppet
4 7 (3.93%) Ansible
4 7 (3.93%) Packer
5 6 (3.37%) Grafana
5 6 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.81%) WSUS
7 4 (2.25%) CFEngine
7 4 (2.25%) Consul
7 4 (2.25%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (2.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (2.25%) Nagios
8 2 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.12%) vRealize
9 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.56%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.56%) SCCM
9 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (19.10%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.11%) Cisco
3 12 (6.74%) VMware
4 9 (5.06%) Oracle
5 7 (3.93%) Splunk
6 6 (3.37%) Draytek
6 6 (3.37%) Google
6 6 (3.37%) Sophos
7 5 (2.81%) Intel
7 5 (2.81%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.25%) LogRhythm
9 3 (1.69%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.69%) Dell
9 3 (1.69%) Dynatrace
9 3 (1.69%) HP
9 3 (1.69%) McAfee
9 3 (1.69%) Nintex
9 3 (1.69%) OpenText
10 2 (1.12%) CA
10 2 (1.12%) EMC