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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
England / North West
Rank 168 166 127
Rank change year-on-year -2 -39  
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 86 72 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.40% 1.27% 2.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.13% 4.98% 7.48%
Number of salaries quoted 47 62 105
Median salary £35,000 £43,086 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.76% -17.93%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,061 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,950 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1403 1446 1804
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.82% 25.44% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1013 1168 1406
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,050 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +6 42 £35,000 -39.13% 11
Merseyside +19 27 £30,000 +9.09% 2
Cheshire +9 12 £32,500 +7.53% 1
Lancashire -6 3 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Cumbria -1 1 £35,000 -22.22% 5
SC Cleared
England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 176 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 58 (32.95%) ITIL
3 44 (25.00%) Windows
4 38 (21.59%) Oracle
5 37 (21.02%) Web Services
6 35 (19.89%) Microsoft
7 32 (18.18%) SQL
7 32 (18.18%) Service Design
8 26 (14.77%) Active Directory
9 25 (14.20%) Java
9 25 (14.20%) Unix
10 23 (13.07%) ITIL Certification
10 23 (13.07%) ITIL V3
11 22 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 22 (12.50%) Service Delivery
11 22 (12.50%) XML
11 22 (12.50%) C#
11 22 (12.50%) SQL Server
12 21 (11.93%) HP
12 21 (11.93%) Problem Management
13 20 (11.36%) MS Excel
14 19 (10.80%) SOA
14 19 (10.80%) Degree
14 19 (10.80%) Migration
14 19 (10.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 19 (10.80%) Change Control
15 18 (10.23%) IBM
15 18 (10.23%) FTP
15 18 (10.23%) HTTP
16 17 (9.66%) Linux

SC Cleared
Top Related 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 19 (10.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 16 (9.09%) Oracle Service Bus
3 11 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.84%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.27%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.70%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.14%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.14%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.57%) IIS
8 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 15 (8.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.57%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.23%) FTP
1 18 (10.23%) HTTP
2 14 (7.95%) HTTPS
2 14 (7.95%) SSL
3 10 (5.68%) Skype
4 8 (4.55%) DNS
5 7 (3.98%) DHCP
6 5 (2.84%) LAN
6 5 (2.84%) WAN
7 4 (2.27%) IPv4
7 4 (2.27%) SNMP
7 4 (2.27%) VoIP
8 3 (1.70%) Firewall
8 3 (1.70%) Network Security
8 3 (1.70%) SAN
8 3 (1.70%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.14%) LDAP
9 2 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.68%) Siebel EIM
2 10 (5.68%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.84%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.70%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.57%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 5 (2.84%) Cucumber
1 5 (2.84%) Selenium
2 2 (1.14%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.57%) MSI
3 1 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.57%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (2.27%) Finance
2 3 (1.70%) Marketing
2 3 (1.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.14%) Military
4 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (13.64%) Developer
2 23 (13.07%) Administrator
3 22 (12.50%) Analyst
4 15 (8.52%) Service Analyst
5 14 (7.95%) Technical Administrator
6 9 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.11%) IT Analyst
7 7 (3.98%) Desktop Support
7 7 (3.98%) IT Operations Analyst
7 7 (3.98%) Operations Analyst
7 7 (3.98%) Service Operations Analyst
8 6 (3.41%) .NET Developer
8 6 (3.41%) Support Engineer
9 5 (2.84%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (2.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (2.84%) Team Leader
9 5 (2.84%) Test Engineer
10 4 (2.27%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (2.27%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (2.27%) Siebel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (21.02%) Web Services
2 22 (12.50%) XML
3 16 (9.09%) XSLT
4 15 (8.52%) .NET
4 15 (8.52%) ASP.NET
4 15 (8.52%) J2EE
5 14 (7.95%) JMS
5 14 (7.95%) SOAP
5 14 (7.95%) WSDL
5 14 (7.95%) XSD
6 10 (5.68%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.84%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.27%) RESTful
9 3 (1.70%) WebCenter
10 2 (1.14%) JAAS
10 2 (1.14%) jQuery
10 2 (1.14%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.95%) Computer Science
3 13 (7.39%) Algorithms
4 6 (3.41%) CMDB
5 5 (2.84%) Cyber Defence
5 5 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.27%) Clustering
6 4 (2.27%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.27%) e-Health
6 4 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.14%) CESG
9 1 (0.57%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.57%) PKI
9 1 (0.57%) Replication
9 1 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (25.00%) Windows
2 25 (14.20%) Unix
3 17 (9.66%) Linux
4 15 (8.52%) Windows 7
5 7 (3.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.27%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.70%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.14%) AIX
8 2 (1.14%) HPUX
8 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.14%) Solaris
8 2 (1.14%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.14%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (32.95%) ITIL
2 32 (18.18%) Service Design
3 23 (13.07%) ITIL V3
4 22 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 21 (11.93%) Problem Management
6 19 (10.80%) Change Control
6 19 (10.80%) Migration
6 19 (10.80%) SOA
7 16 (9.09%) Data Migration
7 16 (9.09%) SDLC
8 15 (8.52%) Service Management
9 14 (7.95%) Data Management
9 14 (7.95%) Master Data Management
10 13 (7.39%) Change Management
10 13 (7.39%) Information Assurance
11 10 (5.68%) Data Modelling
12 9 (5.11%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (4.55%) Incident Management
13 8 (4.55%) Information Security
13 8 (4.55%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (18.18%) SQL
2 25 (14.20%) Java
3 22 (12.50%) C#
4 14 (7.95%) Shell Script
4 14 (7.95%) XPath
5 11 (6.25%) PL/SQL
5 11 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 10 (5.68%) JavaScript
7 9 (5.11%) C
7 9 (5.11%) C++
8 6 (3.41%) VB
9 5 (2.84%) Perl
9 5 (2.84%) Python
10 4 (2.27%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.27%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
11 3 (1.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 176 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (13.07%) ITIL Certification
3 19 (10.80%) Degree
4 9 (5.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (4.55%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.41%) CCNA
6 6 (3.41%) CISA
6 6 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.41%) CISM
6 6 (3.41%) CISSP
6 6 (3.41%) CRISC
6 6 (3.41%) MCSE
6 6 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.27%) Siebel Certification
8 3 (1.70%) MCITP
8 3 (1.70%) MCP
8 3 (1.70%) MCSA
8 3 (1.70%) NCDA
8 3 (1.70%) VCAP
8 3 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (5.11%) SLA
3 6 (3.41%) COBIT
4 3 (1.70%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.14%) ISO 9000
5 2 (1.14%) JSP 440
5 2 (1.14%) QA
5 2 (1.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 26 (14.77%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.68%) vSphere
3 4 (2.27%) vCloud
4 3 (1.70%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.57%) Docker
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (7.39%) SCCM
2 12 (6.82%) SCOrch
3 4 (2.27%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (2.27%) Nagios
3 4 (2.27%) OpenView
3 4 (2.27%) Tivoli
3 4 (2.27%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 3 (1.70%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.57%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.57%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.57%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.57%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.57%) Puppet
6 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 38 (21.59%) Oracle
2 35 (19.89%) Microsoft
3 21 (11.93%) HP
4 18 (10.23%) IBM
5 16 (9.09%) Siebel
6 13 (7.39%) VMware
7 12 (6.82%) Remedy
8 11 (6.25%) Informatica
9 6 (3.41%) BMC
10 4 (2.27%) CA
10 4 (2.27%) Compuware
10 4 (2.27%) Dynatrace
10 4 (2.27%) Nimsoft
11 3 (1.70%) Avaya
11 3 (1.70%) Cisco
11 3 (1.70%) Citrix
11 3 (1.70%) NetApp
11 3 (1.70%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.14%) Sun
12 2 (1.14%) Sybase
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Salary: commission + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
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FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cumbria
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Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + Pension & Benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
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Harris Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
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Avance Consulting
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75,000 - £95,000 + a lucrative package
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