Period
to 26 September 2017

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 26 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > North West
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 246 169 163
Rank change year-on-year -77 -6 +1
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 134 213 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.02% 1.79% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.66% 7.66% 7.00%
Number of salaries quoted 91 139 175
North West median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £31,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £45,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.21% - -5.00%

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 2877 2780 3243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.88% 23.35% 24.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2206 2249 2540
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.17% +2.22% -

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 26 September 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 6 months to 26 September 2017. 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 +6 39 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Cheshire -6 37 £37,500 -16.67% 1
Merseyside -44 32 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Cumbria -5 18 £40,000 -15.79% 2
Lancashire -1 6 £58,750 +46.88%
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 134 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 33 (24.63%) Windows
3 29 (21.64%) ITIL
3 29 (21.64%) Active Directory
4 28 (20.90%) Web Services
5 24 (17.91%) Firewall
6 23 (17.16%) Office 365
7 22 (16.42%) Java
8 21 (15.67%) Cisco
8 21 (15.67%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (14.18%) IBM
9 19 (14.18%) J2EE
9 19 (14.18%) VMware
9 19 (14.18%) Data Management
9 19 (14.18%) Master Data Management
9 19 (14.18%) PowerShell
9 19 (14.18%) Algorithms
10 18 (13.43%) CCNA
11 17 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (12.69%) Windows 10
11 17 (12.69%) Microsoft Azure
12 16 (11.94%) Windows 7
12 16 (11.94%) Skype for Business
12 16 (11.94%) Juniper
12 16 (11.94%) DNS
12 16 (11.94%) WAN
13 14 (10.45%) HP
13 14 (10.45%) Citrix
13 14 (10.45%) Skype
13 14 (10.45%) Windows Server

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 16 (11.94%) Skype for Business
2 12 (8.96%) IBM Notes
3 10 (7.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (6.72%) Oracle Service Bus
5 7 (5.22%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.24%) K2 blackpearl
7 2 (1.49%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.75%) Site Server
8 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.75%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (6.72%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.24%) Camtasia
2 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (2.24%) Primavera
1 3 (2.24%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.16%) Office 365
2 17 (12.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.49%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 24 (17.91%) Firewall
2 16 (11.94%) DNS
2 16 (11.94%) WAN
3 14 (10.45%) Skype
4 12 (8.96%) DHCP
4 12 (8.96%) LAN
4 12 (8.96%) SSL
5 9 (6.72%) FTP
5 9 (6.72%) HTTP
5 9 (6.72%) HTTPS
5 9 (6.72%) VPN
6 7 (5.22%) TCP/IP
6 7 (5.22%) Wireshark
7 6 (4.48%) VoIP
8 4 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (2.99%) MPLS
8 4 (2.99%) Network Security
9 3 (2.24%) IPsec
9 3 (2.24%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.24%) Power BI
3 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.22%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.49%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.49%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.49%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.75%) AdminStudio
General
1 9 (6.72%) Finance
2 7 (5.22%) Marketing
3 3 (2.24%) Legal
3 3 (2.24%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.75%) Banking
4 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (17.16%) Network Engineer
2 18 (13.43%) Analyst
3 16 (11.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (8.21%) Administrator
5 9 (6.72%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 9 (6.72%) Technical Administrator
6 8 (5.97%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (5.22%) Consultant
8 6 (4.48%) Network Analyst
9 5 (3.73%) Architect
9 5 (3.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (3.73%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (3.73%) Senior Network Analyst
10 4 (2.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (2.99%) Infrastructure Support
10 4 (2.99%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 4 (2.99%) Server Engineer
10 4 (2.99%) Service Analyst
10 4 (2.99%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (2.99%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (20.90%) Web Services
2 19 (14.18%) J2EE
3 10 (7.46%) JMS
4 9 (6.72%) SOAP
4 9 (6.72%) WSDL
4 9 (6.72%) XML
4 9 (6.72%) XSD
4 9 (6.72%) XSLT
5 4 (2.99%) .NET
6 1 (0.75%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.75%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.75%) JAAS
6 1 (0.75%) REST
6 1 (0.75%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.75%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (0.75%) SAPUI5
6 1 (0.75%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.75%) Spring
6 1 (0.75%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.18%) Algorithms
2 7 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.22%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.22%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (2.99%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.99%) Replication
4 3 (2.24%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.49%) EPoS
5 2 (1.49%) PKI
6 1 (0.75%) CESG
6 1 (0.75%) Clustering
6 1 (0.75%) CMDB
6 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.75%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 33 (24.63%) Windows
2 17 (12.69%) Windows 10
3 16 (11.94%) Windows 7
4 14 (10.45%) Windows Server
5 13 (9.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (5.97%) Linux
7 5 (3.73%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.24%) Unix
9 2 (1.49%) Solaris
10 1 (0.75%) AIX
10 1 (0.75%) HPUX
10 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.64%) ITIL
2 19 (14.18%) Data Management
2 19 (14.18%) Master Data Management
3 12 (8.96%) SDLC
4 10 (7.46%) Service Management
4 10 (7.46%) SOA
5 9 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (6.72%) Service Design
6 8 (5.97%) Data Protection
6 8 (5.97%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.22%) Lead Generation
7 7 (5.22%) Open Source
7 7 (5.22%) Process Management
8 6 (4.48%) Business Transformation
8 6 (4.48%) DevOps
9 5 (3.73%) Change Control
9 5 (3.73%) IT Strategy
9 5 (3.73%) Migration
9 5 (3.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (2.99%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.42%) Java
2 19 (14.18%) PowerShell
3 13 (9.70%) VBScript
4 12 (8.96%) VB
5 9 (6.72%) XPath
6 8 (5.97%) C
7 5 (3.73%) SQL
8 4 (2.99%) C#
8 4 (2.99%) Python
9 3 (2.24%) C++
9 3 (2.24%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.75%) Perl
10 1 (0.75%) Ruby
10 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 134 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (15.67%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (13.43%) CCNA
4 12 (8.96%) CCNP
5 9 (6.72%) CCIE
5 9 (6.72%) Degree
6 5 (3.73%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.49%) CCSA
7 2 (1.49%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (1.49%) JNCIP
7 2 (1.49%) MCSE
7 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.75%) CCDA
8 1 (0.75%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.75%) JNCIE
8 1 (0.75%) MCP
8 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.75%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.46%) SLA
2 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.75%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (21.64%) Active Directory
2 17 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.96%) vSphere
4 2 (1.49%) Docker
4 2 (1.49%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (7.46%) SCCM
2 2 (1.49%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.75%) Kibana
3 1 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.75%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.75%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (15.67%) Cisco
2 19 (14.18%) IBM
2 19 (14.18%) VMware
3 16 (11.94%) Juniper
4 14 (10.45%) Citrix
4 14 (10.45%) HP
5 12 (8.96%) Lotus
5 12 (8.96%) Microsoft
5 12 (8.96%) Oracle
6 8 (5.97%) Palo Alto
7 5 (3.73%) F5
8 3 (2.24%) AppDynamics
8 3 (2.24%) Dynatrace
9 2 (1.49%) Brocade
10 1 (0.75%) Altiris
10 1 (0.75%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.75%) PlateSpin
10 1 (0.75%) SAP
10 1 (0.75%) Snow
10 1 (0.75%) Sun