Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > North West
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 223 197 213
Rank change year-on-year -26 +16 -68
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 154 173 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.25% 1.40% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.16% 6.19% 4.71%
Number of salaries quoted 104 108 115
North West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -22.22% -12.62%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £30,061
90th Percentile £68,375 £57,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% -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 2,499 2,797 2,890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.31% 22.62% 25.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,861 2,084 2,355
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +13 61 £50,000 +42.86% 8
Cumbria -1 38 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Cheshire -44 26 £26,000 -24.64% 5
Lancashire +16 18 £33,500 -41.74% 13
Merseyside -32 10 £63,750 +82.14% 3
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 154 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 59 (38.31%) C
3 55 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (24.68%) Java
5 36 (23.38%) SQL
6 35 (22.73%) Windows
7 33 (21.43%) Scrum
8 31 (20.13%) Linux
8 31 (20.13%) Project Management
8 31 (20.13%) SDLC
9 30 (19.48%) Degree
10 28 (18.18%) Microsoft
11 26 (16.88%) DevOps
12 25 (16.23%) Continuous Improvement
12 25 (16.23%) Software Engineering
13 23 (14.94%) Line Management
14 22 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
15 21 (13.64%) Python
15 21 (13.64%) VMware
16 20 (12.99%) Service Delivery
16 20 (12.99%) ITIL
17 19 (12.34%) Kubernetes
17 19 (12.34%) Docker
17 19 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
18 18 (11.69%) BDD
18 18 (11.69%) OpenShift
18 18 (11.69%) Microservices
18 18 (11.69%) Active Directory
18 18 (11.69%) Oracle
18 18 (11.69%) Finance

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 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.25%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.60%) IIS
3 4 (2.60%) NetWeaver
3 4 (2.60%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.60%) WebSphere Portal
4 3 (1.95%) Confluence
4 3 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.30%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 22 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (6.49%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (5.84%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.60%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.30%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.69%) OpenShift
2 2 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.30%) Office 365
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.65%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.19%) Skype
2 7 (4.55%) DNS
3 6 (3.90%) SAN
3 6 (3.90%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.25%) DHCP
4 5 (3.25%) SMTP
5 3 (1.95%) Internet
6 2 (1.30%) Firewall
6 2 (1.30%) FTP
6 2 (1.30%) LAN
6 2 (1.30%) Network Security
6 2 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.65%) HTTP
7 1 (0.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.44%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (5.84%) MS Access
3 9 (5.84%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.60%) GIS
4 4 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.65%) Big Data
5 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.65%) DB2
5 1 (0.65%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 13 (8.44%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.95%) JIRA
3 3 (1.95%) Selenium
3 3 (1.95%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.30%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.65%) Maven
5 1 (0.65%) Mocha
5 1 (0.65%) Mockito
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (11.69%) Finance
2 6 (3.90%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.25%) Law
3 5 (3.25%) Military
4 4 (2.60%) Legal
4 4 (2.60%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.60%) Publishing
4 4 (2.60%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (12.99%) Software Engineer
2 19 (12.34%) Developer
3 12 (7.79%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
3 12 (7.79%) Senior Software Engineer
4 11 (7.14%) Analyst
4 11 (7.14%) Architect
4 11 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 10 (6.49%) Lead Architect
5 10 (6.49%) VBA Developer
6 9 (5.84%) Cloud Architect
6 9 (5.84%) Consultant
6 9 (5.84%) Java Engineer
7 8 (5.19%) Integration Engineer
7 8 (5.19%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (4.55%) Automation Tester
8 7 (4.55%) Desktop Support
8 7 (4.55%) Release Manager
8 7 (4.55%) Software Tester
8 7 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.44%) ActiveMQ
1 13 (8.44%) JMS
1 13 (8.44%) REST
2 12 (7.79%) .NET
3 8 (5.19%) J2EE
4 7 (4.55%) Software Packaging
5 6 (3.90%) XML
6 5 (3.25%) CSS
6 5 (3.25%) HTML
6 5 (3.25%) Web Services
7 4 (2.60%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.60%) jQuery
7 4 (2.60%) JSF
7 4 (2.60%) SAP Basis
8 3 (1.95%) Ajax
8 3 (1.95%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.95%) Entity Framework
8 3 (1.95%) Razor View Engine
8 3 (1.95%) WebCenter
9 2 (1.30%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.19%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.25%) Clustering
3 5 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.60%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.60%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.65%) CMDB
6 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.65%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.65%) PKI
6 1 (0.65%) Replication
6 1 (0.65%) Robotics
6 1 (0.65%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.65%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.73%) Windows
2 31 (20.13%) Linux
3 15 (9.74%) Windows 7
4 10 (6.49%) Unix
4 10 (6.49%) Windows Server
4 10 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (5.19%) Windows 10
5 8 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.25%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.95%) CentOS
8 3 (1.95%) Solaris
9 2 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.65%) AIX
10 1 (0.65%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (21.43%) Scrum
3 31 (20.13%) Project Management
3 31 (20.13%) SDLC
4 26 (16.88%) DevOps
5 25 (16.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 25 (16.23%) Software Engineering
6 23 (14.94%) Line Management
7 20 (12.99%) ITIL
7 20 (12.99%) Service Delivery
8 19 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (11.69%) BDD
9 18 (11.69%) Microservices
10 17 (11.04%) Continuous Delivery
10 17 (11.04%) Software Architecture
10 17 (11.04%) Software Delivery
10 17 (11.04%) TDD
11 15 (9.74%) Mentoring
11 15 (9.74%) Time Management
12 14 (9.09%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 59 (38.31%) C
2 38 (24.68%) Java
3 36 (23.38%) SQL
4 21 (13.64%) Python
5 14 (9.09%) C++
6 10 (6.49%) VBA
7 6 (3.90%) C#
7 6 (3.90%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.90%) Perl
7 6 (3.90%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.60%) ABAP
8 4 (2.60%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.65%) Java 8
9 1 (0.65%) Ruby
9 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.65%) VB
9 1 (0.65%) XPath
9 1 (0.65%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 154 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (19.48%) Degree
3 12 (7.79%) MCSE
3 12 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (6.49%) Citrix Certification
4 10 (6.49%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (3.90%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (3.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (2.60%) CISSP
7 3 (1.95%) CISM
8 2 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.30%) CCNP
8 2 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.65%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.65%) CRISC
9 1 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.65%) PCI QSA
9 1 (0.65%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.14%) PMO
2 7 (4.55%) SLA
3 5 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.30%) GDPR
4 2 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.30%) QA
5 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.65%) NIST 800
System Software
1 19 (12.34%) Docker
2 18 (11.69%) Active Directory
3 17 (11.04%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.60%) vSphere
6 3 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.65%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.65%) XenApp
7 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (12.34%) Kubernetes
2 13 (8.44%) Kibana
2 13 (8.44%) Prometheus
3 11 (7.14%) SCCM
4 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (2.60%) MIMEsweeper
6 3 (1.95%) WSUS
7 2 (1.30%) Ansible
7 2 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.30%) Puppet
7 2 (1.30%) Terraform
8 1 (0.65%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.65%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 21 (13.64%) VMware
3 18 (11.69%) Oracle
4 12 (7.79%) Capita
5 9 (5.84%) Citrix
6 7 (4.55%) BMC
6 7 (4.55%) EMC
6 7 (4.55%) Remedy
7 5 (3.25%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.25%) SAP
8 4 (2.60%) Fujitsu
8 4 (2.60%) HP
8 4 (2.60%) Ivanti
9 3 (1.95%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.95%) NetApp
10 2 (1.30%) Bomgar
10 2 (1.30%) CyberArk
10 2 (1.30%) IBM
10 2 (1.30%) Sun
11 1 (0.65%) Cisco