Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 223 233 170
Rank change year-on-year +10 -63 +9
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 135 130 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.14% 0.99% 1.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.43% 4.50% 7.49%
Number of salaries quoted 73 87 139
North West median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +4.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,650 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% -4.21% -

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 2,484 2,887 2,791
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.95% 22.01% 23.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,888 2,211 2,267
North West median annual salary £44,000 £40,001 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +0.00% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +40 60 £50,000 +25.00% 12
Cheshire +3 34 £60,000 +60.00% 15
Lancashire +21 14 £40,000 -31.91% 11
Cumbria +3 14 £39,000 -2.50% 5
Merseyside +1 13 £65,000 +18.18%
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 135 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 40 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (22.22%) C
4 28 (20.74%) Line Management
5 27 (20.00%) Java
6 26 (19.26%) Microsoft
7 25 (18.52%) ITIL
8 24 (17.78%) Presales
9 23 (17.04%) Project Management
10 22 (16.30%) Degree
11 21 (15.56%) Linux
12 20 (14.81%) SDLC
13 19 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (13.33%) Oracle
14 18 (13.33%) BDD
15 17 (12.59%) Continuous Improvement
15 17 (12.59%) Time Management
15 17 (12.59%) TDD
16 16 (11.85%) MCSE
16 16 (11.85%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (11.85%) Service Delivery
16 16 (11.85%) Software Delivery
17 15 (11.11%) Mentoring
17 15 (11.11%) DevOps
17 15 (11.11%) Windows
17 15 (11.11%) SQL
17 15 (11.11%) Software Engineering
18 14 (10.37%) Citrix Certification
19 13 (9.63%) Software Architecture
19 13 (9.63%) Visualisation

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 7 (5.19%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (3.70%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.22%) Confluence
3 3 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.22%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.74%) IIS
4 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.74%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (5.93%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.22%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Primavera
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.22%) OpenShift
2 2 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.93%) LAN
1 8 (5.93%) WAN
2 7 (5.19%) Firewall
2 7 (5.19%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (3.70%) Cisco IPT
3 5 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (2.96%) Internet
5 3 (2.22%) Wireless
6 2 (1.48%) DNS
6 2 (1.48%) FTP
6 2 (1.48%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.48%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.48%) Network Security
6 2 (1.48%) SAN
7 1 (0.74%) HTTP
7 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.74%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.93%) MongoDB
2 7 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.96%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.22%) Big Data
5 3 (2.22%) MS Access
5 3 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.74%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.74%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.70%) JIRA
2 4 (2.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (2.96%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.96%) Selenium
3 3 (2.22%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.22%) JUnit
4 2 (1.48%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.74%) Maven
5 1 (0.74%) Mocha
5 1 (0.74%) Mockito
5 1 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (7.41%) Legal
2 8 (5.93%) Finance
2 8 (5.93%) Military
3 5 (3.70%) Law
3 5 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.96%) Retail
5 2 (1.48%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.48%) Electronics
5 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.74%) Automotive
6 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (15.56%) Developer
2 16 (11.85%) Architect
3 14 (10.37%) Cloud Architect
3 14 (10.37%) Lead Architect
4 12 (8.89%) Software Engineer
5 10 (7.41%) Data Centre Manager
5 10 (7.41%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 10 (7.41%) Senior Software Engineer
6 7 (5.19%) Analyst
6 7 (5.19%) Consultant
6 7 (5.19%) Software Developer
6 7 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (4.44%) Administrator
7 6 (4.44%) Network Engineer
7 6 (4.44%) Test Engineer
8 5 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (3.70%) Desktop Support
8 5 (3.70%) Java Developer
8 5 (3.70%) Principal Engineer
8 5 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.41%) .NET
2 8 (5.93%) J2EE
3 6 (4.44%) WebCenter
4 4 (2.96%) XML
5 3 (2.22%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (2.22%) JAAS
5 3 (2.22%) JMS
5 3 (2.22%) REST
5 3 (2.22%) XSD
6 1 (0.74%) COM
6 1 (0.74%) jQuery
6 1 (0.74%) RESTful
6 1 (0.74%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.15%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.19%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (4.44%) Clustering
5 5 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.22%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.74%) CMDB
7 1 (0.74%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.74%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.74%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.56%) Linux
2 15 (11.11%) Windows
3 11 (8.15%) Unix
4 7 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.96%) Solaris
6 4 (2.96%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.22%) CentOS
7 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.74%) AIX
8 1 (0.74%) HPUX
8 1 (0.74%) SUSE
8 1 (0.74%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (20.74%) Line Management
3 25 (18.52%) ITIL
4 24 (17.78%) Presales
5 23 (17.04%) Project Management
6 20 (14.81%) SDLC
7 19 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (13.33%) BDD
9 17 (12.59%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (12.59%) TDD
9 17 (12.59%) Time Management
10 16 (11.85%) Service Delivery
10 16 (11.85%) Software Delivery
11 15 (11.11%) DevOps
11 15 (11.11%) Mentoring
11 15 (11.11%) Software Engineering
12 13 (9.63%) Software Architecture
12 13 (9.63%) SOLID
12 13 (9.63%) Visualisation
13 12 (8.89%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 30 (22.22%) C
2 27 (20.00%) Java
3 15 (11.11%) SQL
4 10 (7.41%) C#
4 10 (7.41%) Python
5 8 (5.93%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.19%) C++
7 5 (3.70%) Perl
8 3 (2.22%) VBA
9 2 (1.48%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.74%) ABAP
10 1 (0.74%) Java 8
10 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 135 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (16.30%) Degree
3 16 (11.85%) MCSE
3 16 (11.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (10.37%) Citrix Certification
5 11 (8.15%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (5.93%) DV Cleared
7 7 (5.19%) CCNP
7 7 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (3.70%) CCNA
9 4 (2.96%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.74%) APMP
11 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.74%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.74%) CISSP
11 1 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.74%) ISEB
11 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.74%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.89%) GDPR
2 9 (6.67%) SLA
3 4 (2.96%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.48%) QA
5 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.74%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (5.93%) Active Directory
1 8 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.19%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.96%) vSphere
4 3 (2.22%) Docker
4 3 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.74%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.74%) XenApp
5 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.74%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (2.22%) Kibana
1 3 (2.22%) Kubernetes
1 3 (2.22%) Prometheus
1 3 (2.22%) SCCM
1 3 (2.22%) WSUS
2 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.48%) SCOM
3 1 (0.74%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.74%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (0.74%) Nagios
3 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.74%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 26 (19.26%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.33%) Oracle
3 11 (8.15%) VMware
4 7 (5.19%) Cisco
4 7 (5.19%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.96%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.96%) EMC
5 4 (2.96%) NetApp
5 4 (2.96%) SAP
5 4 (2.96%) ServiceNow
5 4 (2.96%) Sun
6 3 (2.22%) Citrix
6 3 (2.22%) HP
6 3 (2.22%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.48%) Bomgar
7 2 (1.48%) F5
7 2 (1.48%) IBM
8 1 (0.74%) BMC
8 1 (0.74%) Siebel
8 1 (0.74%) Veritas