Period
to 23 February 2018

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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > North West
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 157 196
Rank change year-on-year -59 +39 -65
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 162 239 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.27% 1.93% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.28% 8.40% 5.14%
Number of salaries quoted 121 124 111
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% -15.00%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £57,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% -1.04%

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 2,578 2,844 3,191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.16% 22.94% 26.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,951 2,138 2,456
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,250 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 2018. 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 +45 80 £42,500 - 14
Cumbria +2 45 £40,036 +10.44% 2
Cheshire -57 17 £26,000 -42.22% 7
Lancashire +5 12 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Merseyside -63 3 £75,000 +114.29% 1
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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.

1 162 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 64 (39.51%) C
3 58 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (35.19%) Java
5 45 (27.78%) Linux
6 42 (25.93%) Docker
6 42 (25.93%) Kubernetes
7 41 (25.31%) DevOps
7 41 (25.31%) SQL
8 40 (24.69%) OpenShift
9 36 (22.22%) Scrum
10 35 (21.60%) Continuous Delivery
11 34 (20.99%) Microsoft
12 33 (20.37%) Microservices
13 32 (19.75%) Windows
13 32 (19.75%) Degree
14 30 (18.52%) Python
15 28 (17.28%) Git (software)
15 28 (17.28%) Jenkins
16 26 (16.05%) C++
16 26 (16.05%) Software Engineering
17 24 (14.81%) ITIL
18 23 (14.20%) Finance
18 23 (14.20%) Use Case
19 22 (13.58%) REST
19 22 (13.58%) Kibana
19 22 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
19 22 (13.58%) Prometheus
19 22 (13.58%) ActiveMQ
19 22 (13.58%) JMS

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 6 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.47%) NetWeaver
2 4 (2.47%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.47%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.47%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (1.85%) IIS
3 3 (1.85%) K2 blackpearl
3 3 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 20 (12.35%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (2.47%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.85%) Camtasia
4 3 (1.85%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.62%) CATIA
5 1 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.62%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 7 (4.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.47%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.47%) Primavera
3 3 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.85%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 40 (24.69%) OpenShift
2 4 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.85%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.23%) Serverless
5 1 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.62%) IaaS
5 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.17%) Firewall
2 7 (4.32%) DNS
2 7 (4.32%) Skype
3 6 (3.70%) Network Security
3 6 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.70%) VPN
4 5 (3.09%) DHCP
4 5 (3.09%) SMTP
4 5 (3.09%) WAN
5 4 (2.47%) SAN
6 3 (1.85%) LAN
7 2 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.23%) DAB
7 2 (1.23%) VLAN
7 2 (1.23%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.62%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 9 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.47%) GIS
2 4 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.85%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.85%) MS Access
3 3 (1.85%) Power BI
4 2 (1.23%) Big Data
5 1 (0.62%) DB2
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 28 (17.28%) Git (software)
1 28 (17.28%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.85%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.23%) Metasploit
3 2 (1.23%) Selenium
4 1 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.62%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.62%) Hudson
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.62%) Vagrant
General
1 23 (14.20%) Finance
2 8 (4.94%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.47%) Publishing
3 4 (2.47%) Retail
3 4 (2.47%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.85%) Legal
4 3 (1.85%) Marketing
5 2 (1.23%) Electronics
5 2 (1.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (16.67%) Analyst
2 22 (13.58%) Software Engineer
3 14 (8.64%) Systems Engineer
4 13 (8.02%) Java Engineer
5 12 (7.41%) Automation Tester
5 12 (7.41%) Developer
5 12 (7.41%) Software Tester
5 12 (7.41%) Tester
6 11 (6.79%) Consultant
7 10 (6.17%) C++ Software Engineer
8 9 (5.56%) Java Software Engineer
9 7 (4.32%) .NET Developer
9 7 (4.32%) C Software Engineer
9 7 (4.32%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 7 (4.32%) Release Manager
9 7 (4.32%) Security Analyst
10 6 (3.70%) Desktop Support
10 6 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (3.70%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.58%) ActiveMQ
1 22 (13.58%) JMS
1 22 (13.58%) REST
2 8 (4.94%) .NET
3 7 (4.32%) Software Packaging
4 5 (3.09%) CSS
4 5 (3.09%) HTML
4 5 (3.09%) J2EE
4 5 (3.09%) Web Services
4 5 (3.09%) XML
5 4 (2.47%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.47%) Apache Camel
5 4 (2.47%) JSF
5 4 (2.47%) SAP Basis
6 3 (1.85%) Ajax
6 3 (1.85%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.85%) Entity Framework
6 3 (1.85%) jQuery
6 3 (1.85%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (1.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.17%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.47%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.47%) Clustering
4 4 (2.47%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.23%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.62%) PKI
7 1 (0.62%) Replication
7 1 (0.62%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 45 (27.78%) Linux
2 32 (19.75%) Windows
3 13 (8.02%) Windows 7
4 7 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.70%) Unix
5 6 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.09%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.47%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.62%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (25.31%) DevOps
3 36 (22.22%) Scrum
4 35 (21.60%) Continuous Delivery
5 33 (20.37%) Microservices
6 26 (16.05%) Software Engineering
7 24 (14.81%) ITIL
8 23 (14.20%) Use Case
9 20 (12.35%) Project Management
10 19 (11.73%) Requirements Analysis
11 17 (10.49%) Biometrics
12 14 (8.64%) PRINCE2
12 14 (8.64%) Requirements Management
12 14 (8.64%) Service Delivery
13 13 (8.02%) Configuration Management
13 13 (8.02%) Infrastructure Management
13 13 (8.02%) Performance Engineering
13 13 (8.02%) Requirements Engineering
13 13 (8.02%) Test Automation
14 12 (7.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (39.51%) C
2 57 (35.19%) Java
3 41 (25.31%) SQL
4 30 (18.52%) Python
5 26 (16.05%) C++
6 10 (6.17%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.32%) C#
8 4 (2.47%) ABAP
8 4 (2.47%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.47%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.47%) VBA
9 2 (1.23%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.23%) Ruby
10 1 (0.62%) Perl
10 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.62%) VB
10 1 (0.62%) XPath
10 1 (0.62%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 162 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 32 (19.75%) Degree
3 13 (8.02%) DV Cleared
4 11 (6.79%) CISSP
5 7 (4.32%) GCIH
5 7 (4.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.09%) CCNA
8 4 (2.47%) CISM
8 4 (2.47%) GIAC
8 4 (2.47%) SANS
9 3 (1.85%) CCNP
9 3 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.85%) CREST Certified
9 3 (1.85%) GCIA
9 3 (1.85%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.85%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.56%) PMO
2 7 (4.32%) SLA
3 6 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.70%) PCI DSS
4 5 (3.09%) QA
5 4 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (1.85%) GDPR
7 2 (1.23%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.62%) HIPAA
System Software
1 42 (25.93%) Docker
2 21 (12.96%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.94%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.85%) Snort
5 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 42 (25.93%) Kubernetes
2 22 (13.58%) Kibana
2 22 (13.58%) Prometheus
3 14 (8.64%) SCCM
4 4 (2.47%) Ansible
4 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (2.47%) MIMEsweeper
4 4 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.47%) Puppet
4 4 (2.47%) Terraform
5 3 (1.85%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 1 (0.62%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.62%) Packer
6 1 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 34 (20.99%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.88%) Capita
3 13 (8.02%) Oracle
4 9 (5.56%) Ivanti
5 8 (4.94%) Remedy
5 8 (4.94%) VMware
6 7 (4.32%) BMC
6 7 (4.32%) Citrix
7 6 (3.70%) EMC
8 4 (2.47%) Cisco
8 4 (2.47%) Fujitsu
8 4 (2.47%) HP
8 4 (2.47%) Juniper
8 4 (2.47%) SAP
9 3 (1.85%) AppDynamics
9 3 (1.85%) Dynatrace
9 3 (1.85%) McAfee
9 3 (1.85%) Sourcefire
9 3 (1.85%) Splunk
9 3 (1.85%) Trend Micro