Period
to 29 September 2020

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 29 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > North of England
6 months to
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 110 232 168
Rank change year-on-year +122 -64 +30
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 190 251 420
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 2.61% 1.34% 1.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.08% 5.81% 10.09%
Number of salaries quoted 134 167 269
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £28,000 £31,700 £28,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £72,312 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +7.53%

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 1,260 4,322 4,163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 17.33% 23.16% 19.17%
Number of salaries quoted 945 2,946 3,221
Median annual salary £47,500 £40,244 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.03% -5.31% +3.66%
10th Percentile £27,050 £21,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £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 29 September 2020.

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 29 September 2020. 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 +77 146 £45,000 -16.91% 26
Yorkshire +131 41 £62,500 +66.67% 11
North East +18 3 £45,000 +28.57% 10
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 29 September 2020, 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.

1 141 (74.21%) SC Cleared
2 86 (45.26%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (23.68%) DV Cleared
4 33 (17.37%) Java
4 33 (17.37%) Problem-Solving
5 32 (16.84%) Cybersecurity
5 32 (16.84%) Microsoft
5 32 (16.84%) AWS
6 29 (15.26%) ITIL
7 26 (13.68%) Data Science
8 25 (13.16%) Python
9 24 (12.63%) Incident Management
9 24 (12.63%) DevOps
9 24 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
10 23 (12.11%) Azure
11 22 (11.58%) VMware
11 22 (11.58%) SLA
11 22 (11.58%) Machine Learning
12 21 (11.05%) C#
12 21 (11.05%) Back Office
13 20 (10.53%) Firewall
13 20 (10.53%) ITSM
13 20 (10.53%) Windows
13 20 (10.53%) Software Engineering
13 20 (10.53%) Police
14 19 (10.00%) Cisco
14 19 (10.00%) Information Security
14 19 (10.00%) Legal
14 19 (10.00%) Configuration Management
15 18 (9.47%) Law

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 5 (2.63%) Confluence
1 5 (2.63%) Jupyter
2 4 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.58%) IIS
4 2 (1.05%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.53%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.53%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.53%) Relativity
1 1 (0.53%) Ringtail
Cloud Services
1 32 (16.84%) AWS
2 23 (12.11%) Azure
3 13 (6.84%) Office 365
4 11 (5.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 11 (5.79%) Amazon SQS
5 9 (4.74%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (3.68%) GCP
7 5 (2.63%) Amazon S3
8 4 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (2.11%) Serverless
9 3 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.05%) SaaS
11 1 (0.53%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.53%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.53%) G Suite
11 1 (0.53%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.53%) Firewall
2 10 (5.26%) Internet
2 10 (5.26%) VLAN
2 10 (5.26%) WAN
3 8 (4.21%) LAN
3 8 (4.21%) Network Security
3 8 (4.21%) Unified Communications
4 7 (3.68%) DHCP
4 7 (3.68%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (2.11%) DNS
5 4 (2.11%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.58%) Broadband
6 3 (1.58%) Converged Networks
6 3 (1.58%) MPLS
6 3 (1.58%) Skype
6 3 (1.58%) VPN
6 3 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.05%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (1.05%) Wireless
7 2 (1.05%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.79%) Big Data
2 10 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.11%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.11%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.58%) Apache Accumulo
5 2 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.05%) Event Store
5 2 (1.05%) MySQL
6 1 (0.53%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 14 (7.37%) Jenkins
2 12 (6.32%) Octopus Deploy
2 12 (6.32%) TeamCity
3 9 (4.74%) JIRA
4 7 (3.68%) Git (software)
5 6 (3.16%) Mockito
6 5 (2.63%) Bitbucket
6 5 (2.63%) JUnit
7 4 (2.11%) Metasploit
8 3 (1.58%) GitLab
9 2 (1.05%) Selenium
10 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.53%) Subversion
10 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (11.05%) Back Office
2 20 (10.53%) Police
3 19 (10.00%) Legal
4 18 (9.47%) Law
5 8 (4.21%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.68%) Finance
6 7 (3.68%) Public Sector
7 4 (2.11%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.58%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.58%) Retail
9 1 (0.53%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (15.79%) Developer
2 25 (13.16%) Analyst
3 18 (9.47%) Software Engineer
4 14 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (7.37%) Support Analyst
5 13 (6.84%) Java Developer
6 9 (4.74%) Administrator
7 8 (4.21%) Architect
7 8 (4.21%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 8 (4.21%) Senior Software Engineer
8 7 (3.68%) .NET Developer
8 7 (3.68%) Data Manager
9 6 (3.16%) Platform Engineer
9 6 (3.16%) Security Advisor
9 6 (3.16%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.16%) Support Officer
10 5 (2.63%) Data Scientist
10 5 (2.63%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (2.63%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (2.63%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.84%) Spring
2 12 (6.32%) .NET
2 12 (6.32%) RabbitMQ
3 9 (4.74%) .NET Framework
3 9 (4.74%) React
4 8 (4.21%) RESTful
5 7 (3.68%) Node.js
5 7 (3.68%) REST
6 6 (3.16%) JAX-RS
7 5 (2.63%) Apache Camel
7 5 (2.63%) JMS
7 5 (2.63%) Spring Boot
7 5 (2.63%) Spring Integration
8 4 (2.11%) CSS
8 4 (2.11%) HTML
9 3 (1.58%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.58%) J2EE
9 3 (1.58%) jQuery
9 3 (1.58%) Kafka
9 3 (1.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.42%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.26%) Cybercrime
4 9 (4.74%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (4.21%) CMDB
5 8 (4.21%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (3.68%) Fat Client
6 7 (3.68%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.68%) Thin Client
7 6 (3.16%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (2.63%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.11%) Driving Licence
9 4 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.58%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (1.58%) User Experience
11 2 (1.05%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.05%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (1.05%) NHS
12 1 (0.53%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.53%) Windows
2 14 (7.37%) Windows Server
3 11 (5.79%) Linux
4 4 (2.11%) Kali Linux
5 2 (1.05%) CentOS
5 2 (1.05%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.05%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.53%) Unix
6 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (45.26%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (17.37%) Problem-Solving
3 32 (16.84%) Cybersecurity
4 29 (15.26%) ITIL
5 26 (13.68%) Data Science
6 24 (12.63%) DevOps
6 24 (12.63%) Incident Management
7 22 (11.58%) Machine Learning
8 20 (10.53%) ITSM
8 20 (10.53%) Software Engineering
9 19 (10.00%) Configuration Management
9 19 (10.00%) Information Security
10 17 (8.95%) Artificial Intelligence
10 17 (8.95%) MVC
11 15 (7.89%) Information Management
11 15 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 15 (7.89%) Project Management
12 14 (7.37%) Microservices
13 13 (6.84%) PRINCE2
13 13 (6.84%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.37%) Java
2 25 (13.16%) Python
3 21 (11.05%) C#
4 14 (7.37%) PowerShell
5 11 (5.79%) Java 8
6 10 (5.26%) Bash Shell
6 10 (5.26%) SQL
7 9 (4.74%) JavaScript
8 8 (4.21%) C
9 5 (2.63%) C++
10 3 (1.58%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.53%) Go
11 1 (0.53%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.53%) PHP
11 1 (0.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 141 (74.21%) SC Cleared
2 45 (23.68%) DV Cleared
3 14 (7.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (4.74%) Degree
5 7 (3.68%) CISMP
5 7 (3.68%) CISSP
5 7 (3.68%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (3.16%) SANS
7 4 (2.11%) CCNP
7 4 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (2.11%) HNC
8 3 (1.58%) CCNA
8 3 (1.58%) Postgraduate
9 2 (1.05%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.53%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.53%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.58%) SLA
2 5 (2.63%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (8.95%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.84%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.26%) Docker
5 7 (3.68%) KVM
6 6 (3.16%) vSphere
7 4 (2.11%) Snort
8 2 (1.05%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (8.42%) Terraform
2 13 (6.84%) Ansible
3 11 (5.79%) Grafana
4 10 (5.26%) Puppet
5 6 (3.16%) Kubernetes
6 5 (2.63%) SCOM
7 4 (2.11%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (2.11%) Nagios
7 4 (2.11%) OpenView
7 4 (2.11%) SCCM
7 4 (2.11%) Tivoli
7 4 (2.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 4 (2.11%) vRealize
8 3 (1.58%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.58%) Packer
9 2 (1.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.53%) FTK
Vendors
1 32 (16.84%) Microsoft
2 22 (11.58%) VMware
3 19 (10.00%) Cisco
4 12 (6.32%) Splunk
5 10 (5.26%) HP
6 9 (4.74%) Capita
6 9 (4.74%) ServiceNow
7 8 (4.21%) TOWER Software
8 7 (3.68%) Draytek
8 7 (3.68%) Sophos
9 6 (3.16%) Google
10 5 (2.63%) Dell
10 5 (2.63%) Juniper
11 4 (2.11%) Atlassian
11 4 (2.11%) BMC
11 4 (2.11%) CA
11 4 (2.11%) Citrix
11 4 (2.11%) EMC
11 4 (2.11%) IBM
11 4 (2.11%) SolarWinds