Period
to 17 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > North West
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 235 203 212
Rank change year-on-year -32 +9 -11
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 99 165 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.94% 1.31% 1.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.16% 6.35% 5.73%
Number of salaries quoted 56 102 106
North West median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +10.34% -19.44%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -8.16%

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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,377 2,599 2,983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.62% 20.70% 22.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,559 1,926 2,247
North West median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,625 £23,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,800
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,366
% change year-on-year - +10.21% -4.49%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in the North West

SC Cleared
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the North West.

Salary trend for SC Cleared in the North West

SC Cleared
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in the North West over the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

Salary histogram for SC Cleared in the North West

SC Cleared
Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 17 July 2019. 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
Manchester +7 56 £45,000 -10.00% 15
Cheshire +41 31 £38,000 +46.15% 9
Cumbria -10 6 - - 13
Lancashire -32 5 £35,000 -1.69% 11
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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 West region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 99 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (25.25%) Microsoft
2 25 (25.25%) Finance
3 24 (24.24%) Cisco
4 22 (22.22%) Windows
5 19 (19.19%) SLA
5 19 (19.19%) Hybrid Cloud
6 17 (17.17%) Python
7 16 (16.16%) DV Cleared
8 15 (15.15%) Juniper
8 15 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (15.15%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (14.14%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (14.14%) Windows Server
9 14 (14.14%) Change Management
9 14 (14.14%) ITIL
9 14 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (13.13%) Linux
11 12 (12.12%) Active Directory
11 12 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
13 10 (10.10%) Firewall
13 10 (10.10%) Problem Management
13 10 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
14 9 (9.09%) CentOS
14 9 (9.09%) Software Engineering
14 9 (9.09%) Dell
14 9 (9.09%) Data Centre
14 9 (9.09%) Analytics

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.01%) Apache
3 1 (1.01%) Confluence
3 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (8.08%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (6.06%) Office 365
5 3 (3.03%) SaaS
6 2 (2.02%) IaaS
6 2 (2.02%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.01%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.10%) Firewall
2 8 (8.08%) BGP
2 8 (8.08%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (8.08%) Cisco Firepower
2 8 (8.08%) DHCP
2 8 (8.08%) DNS
2 8 (8.08%) HSRP
2 8 (8.08%) IPv6
2 8 (8.08%) MPLS
2 8 (8.08%) OSPF
2 8 (8.08%) VLAN
2 8 (8.08%) VPLS
2 8 (8.08%) VRRP
2 8 (8.08%) VXLAN
3 7 (7.07%) Broadband
3 7 (7.07%) LAN
4 6 (6.06%) Network Security
4 6 (6.06%) Wireless
5 5 (5.05%) DMVPN
5 5 (5.05%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (4.04%) Relational Database
1 4 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.03%) Big Data
3 2 (2.02%) Power BI
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.01%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.01%) Bitbucket Server
2 1 (1.01%) EasyMock
2 1 (1.01%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.01%) JIRA
2 1 (1.01%) JUnit
2 1 (1.01%) MSI
2 1 (1.01%) Selenium
2 1 (1.01%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (25.25%) Finance
2 5 (5.05%) Law
3 4 (4.04%) Marketing
4 2 (2.02%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.01%) Back Office
5 1 (1.01%) Electronics
5 1 (1.01%) Legal
5 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (15.15%) Analyst
2 8 (8.08%) Architect
2 8 (8.08%) Network Engineer
3 7 (7.07%) Cloud Engineer
4 6 (6.06%) Engagement Manager
4 6 (6.06%) Software Engineer
4 6 (6.06%) Support Analyst
4 6 (6.06%) Technical Architect
5 5 (5.05%) Consultant
5 5 (5.05%) Deskside Engineer
5 5 (5.05%) Lead Architect
5 5 (5.05%) Network Manager
5 5 (5.05%) Security Technician
5 5 (5.05%) SOC Manager
6 4 (4.04%) Business Consultant
6 4 (4.04%) Business Development Consultant
6 4 (4.04%) ERP Analyst
6 4 (4.04%) ERP Support
6 4 (4.04%) Junior
6 4 (4.04%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.05%) Spring
2 4 (4.04%) Hibernate
2 4 (4.04%) J2EE
2 4 (4.04%) SOAP
3 2 (2.02%) .NET
3 2 (2.02%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.02%) React
3 2 (2.02%) Web Services
4 1 (1.01%) EJB
4 1 (1.01%) Java EE
4 1 (1.01%) JSF
4 1 (1.01%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.19%) Hybrid Cloud
2 15 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (15.15%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (9.09%) Data Centre
5 8 (8.08%) Public Cloud
6 5 (5.05%) Driving Licence
6 5 (5.05%) PKI
6 5 (5.05%) Smartphone
6 5 (5.05%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (4.04%) Social Media
8 2 (2.02%) Cybercrime
8 2 (2.02%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (1.01%) Cloud Native
9 1 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.01%) Smart Energy
9 1 (1.01%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.22%) Windows
2 14 (14.14%) Windows Server
3 13 (13.13%) Linux
4 9 (9.09%) CentOS
5 8 (8.08%) Debian
6 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.02%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.01%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.01%) Solaris
8 1 (1.01%) SUSE
8 1 (1.01%) Unix
8 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (14.14%) Change Management
1 14 (14.14%) Cybersecurity
1 14 (14.14%) ITIL
2 12 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (10.10%) Problem Management
4 9 (9.09%) Analytics
4 9 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 8 (8.08%) Network Design
6 7 (7.07%) Line Management
6 7 (7.07%) People Management
6 7 (7.07%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (7.07%) Process Management
6 7 (7.07%) Project Management
6 7 (7.07%) Service Management
6 7 (7.07%) SIEM
7 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (6.06%) ITSM
7 6 (6.06%) Migration
7 6 (6.06%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.17%) Python
2 8 (8.08%) Java
3 7 (7.07%) C
3 7 (7.07%) SQL
4 5 (5.05%) C++
5 4 (4.04%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.03%) C#
6 3 (3.03%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.02%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.01%) R
8 1 (1.01%) Ruby
8 1 (1.01%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 99 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (16.16%) DV Cleared
3 8 (8.08%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.02%) CHECK Team Leader
4 2 (2.02%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.01%) CEH
5 1 (1.01%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.01%) Degree
5 1 (1.01%) Dell Certification
5 1 (1.01%) ISEB
5 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.01%) MCP
5 1 (1.01%) MCSE
5 1 (1.01%) MCTS
5 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.01%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.01%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (19.19%) SLA
2 4 (4.04%) QA
3 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.02%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 2 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.01%) Docker
5 1 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (6.06%) CASB
2 1 (1.01%) Ansible
2 1 (1.01%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.01%) Puppet
2 1 (1.01%) SCCM
2 1 (1.01%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 25 (25.25%) Microsoft
2 24 (24.24%) Cisco
3 15 (15.15%) Juniper
4 9 (9.09%) Dell
5 8 (8.08%) Arista
5 8 (8.08%) Oracle
5 8 (8.08%) VMware
6 5 (5.05%) F5
6 5 (5.05%) Fortinet
7 3 (3.03%) HP
7 3 (3.03%) Tableau
8 2 (2.02%) BT
8 2 (2.02%) Citrix
8 2 (2.02%) Ericsson
8 2 (2.02%) Huawei
8 2 (2.02%) Remedy
9 1 (1.01%) Google
9 1 (1.01%) Panasonic
9 1 (1.01%) Sun
9 1 (1.01%) TOWER Software