Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 252 153 179
Rank change year-on-year -99 +26 -34
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 123 248 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.93% 1.98% 1.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.41% 8.81% 5.90%
Number of salaries quoted 83 138 145
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% -13.68%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £57,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £46,750 £45,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year +3.89% -1.10% -9.00%

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 2786 2814 3273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.03% 22.50% 25.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2132 2225 2499
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,100 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,250
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 November 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 23 November 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 +17 55 £37,500 -16.67% 4
Cumbria -1 23 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Cheshire -28 19 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Merseyside -61 15 £75,000 +87.50%
Lancashire -3 6 £40,000 - 1
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 123 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 41 (33.33%) Java
3 37 (30.08%) C
4 35 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (21.95%) Linux
6 25 (20.33%) DevOps
7 24 (19.51%) Docker
7 24 (19.51%) Kubernetes
8 23 (18.70%) OpenShift
9 21 (17.07%) Continuous Delivery
9 21 (17.07%) ITIL
9 21 (17.07%) SQL
10 20 (16.26%) Degree
11 19 (15.45%) Firewall
12 18 (14.63%) Scrum
12 18 (14.63%) C++
12 18 (14.63%) Python
13 17 (13.82%) Jenkins
14 16 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (13.01%) Microservices
14 16 (13.01%) Git (software)
15 15 (12.20%) Active Directory
16 14 (11.38%) Microsoft
16 14 (11.38%) Web Services
16 14 (11.38%) Software Engineering
17 13 (10.57%) JMS
17 13 (10.57%) Windows
17 13 (10.57%) Cisco
18 12 (9.76%) IBM
18 12 (9.76%) WAN

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 (4.88%) Skype for Business
2 5 (4.07%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.25%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.44%) K2 blackpearl
5 2 (1.63%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.44%) Camtasia
4 1 (0.81%) CATIA
4 1 (0.81%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (2.44%) Primavera
1 3 (2.44%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 23 (18.70%) OpenShift
2 9 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.69%) Office 365
4 6 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.63%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.81%) IaaS
6 1 (0.81%) PaaS
6 1 (0.81%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.45%) Firewall
2 12 (9.76%) WAN
3 9 (7.32%) LAN
4 7 (5.69%) VPN
4 7 (5.69%) Wireshark
5 6 (4.88%) DNS
5 6 (4.88%) Network Security
6 4 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (3.25%) DHCP
6 4 (3.25%) Skype
7 3 (2.44%) SSL
7 3 (2.44%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.44%) VLAN
8 2 (1.63%) DAB
8 2 (1.63%) FTP
8 2 (1.63%) HTTP
8 2 (1.63%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.63%) VoIP
8 2 (1.63%) Wireless
9 1 (0.81%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.44%) Power BI
3 2 (1.63%) Big Data
3 2 (1.63%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (13.82%) Jenkins
2 16 (13.01%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.69%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.81%) Hudson
General
1 10 (8.13%) Finance
2 4 (3.25%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.25%) Marketing
3 3 (2.44%) Legal
4 2 (1.63%) Electronics
4 2 (1.63%) Military
5 1 (0.81%) Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (19.51%) Analyst
2 14 (11.38%) Software Engineer
3 9 (7.32%) Network Engineer
4 8 (6.50%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (5.69%) Automation Tester
5 7 (5.69%) C Software Engineer
5 7 (5.69%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 7 (5.69%) C++ Software Engineer
5 7 (5.69%) Consultant
5 7 (5.69%) Developer
5 7 (5.69%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (5.69%) Software Tester
5 7 (5.69%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (5.69%) Tester
6 6 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (4.88%) Security Analyst
7 5 (4.07%) Deployment Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) Network Analyst
7 5 (4.07%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.38%) Web Services
2 13 (10.57%) JMS
3 12 (9.76%) J2EE
4 11 (8.94%) ActiveMQ
4 11 (8.94%) REST
5 6 (4.88%) .NET
6 2 (1.63%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.63%) SOAP
6 2 (1.63%) WSDL
6 2 (1.63%) XML
6 2 (1.63%) XSD
6 2 (1.63%) XSLT
7 1 (0.81%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.81%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.81%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.81%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.81%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.81%) SAPUI5
7 1 (0.81%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.76%) Algorithms
3 7 (5.69%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.69%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (4.88%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.25%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.44%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.63%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.63%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.81%) PKI
8 1 (0.81%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.95%) Linux
2 13 (10.57%) Windows
3 6 (4.88%) Windows 7
4 5 (4.07%) Windows 10
5 4 (3.25%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (20.33%) DevOps
3 21 (17.07%) Continuous Delivery
3 21 (17.07%) ITIL
4 18 (14.63%) Scrum
5 16 (13.01%) Microservices
6 14 (11.38%) Software Engineering
7 12 (9.76%) Biometrics
7 12 (9.76%) Data Management
7 12 (9.76%) Master Data Management
7 12 (9.76%) Use Case
8 10 (8.13%) Requirements Analysis
9 9 (7.32%) Coaching
9 9 (7.32%) Service Management
10 8 (6.50%) Asset Management
10 8 (6.50%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (6.50%) Requirements Engineering
10 8 (6.50%) Service Delivery
11 7 (5.69%) Requirements Management
11 7 (5.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (33.33%) Java
2 37 (30.08%) C
3 21 (17.07%) SQL
4 18 (14.63%) C++
4 18 (14.63%) Python
5 8 (6.50%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.69%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.88%) C#
8 4 (3.25%) VB
8 4 (3.25%) VBScript
9 2 (1.63%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.63%) Ruby
9 2 (1.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 123 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (16.26%) Degree
3 12 (9.76%) CCNA
3 12 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (7.32%) CCNP
5 8 (6.50%) CCIE
5 8 (6.50%) DV Cleared
6 7 (5.69%) CISSP
7 6 (4.88%) GCIH
8 3 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (2.44%) CREST Certified
8 3 (2.44%) GCIA
8 3 (2.44%) GIAC
8 3 (2.44%) ISTQB
8 3 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.44%) SANS
9 2 (1.63%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.63%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) SLA
2 4 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.25%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.25%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) GDPR
3 1 (0.81%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.81%) NIST 800
System Software
1 24 (19.51%) Docker
2 15 (12.20%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.25%) vSphere
4 3 (2.44%) Snort
5 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 24 (19.51%) Kubernetes
2 11 (8.94%) Kibana
2 11 (8.94%) Prometheus
3 6 (4.88%) SCCM
4 3 (2.44%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 2 (1.63%) Ansible
5 2 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.63%) Puppet
5 2 (1.63%) Terraform
6 1 (0.81%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.81%) Packer
6 1 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (11.38%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.57%) Cisco
3 12 (9.76%) IBM
4 10 (8.13%) Juniper
5 8 (6.50%) Palo Alto
6 6 (4.88%) Capita
7 5 (4.07%) AppSense
7 5 (4.07%) LANDesk
7 5 (4.07%) Oracle
7 5 (4.07%) VMware
8 4 (3.25%) Citrix
8 4 (3.25%) HP
8 4 (3.25%) Lotus
9 3 (2.44%) AppDynamics
9 3 (2.44%) Dynatrace
9 3 (2.44%) McAfee
9 3 (2.44%) NetWitness
9 3 (2.44%) Sourcefire
9 3 (2.44%) Splunk
9 3 (2.44%) Trend Micro