Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 211 217 199
Rank change year-on-year +6 -18 -47
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 166 174 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.32% 1.32% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.39% 5.85% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 103 108 119
North West median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -22.22% -14.29%
10th Percentile £25,650 £25,675 £30,061
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £58,400
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% -7.14% -

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 2,597 2,974 2,795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.66% 22.59% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,924 2,239 2,291
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £23,575 £23,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% -4.21% +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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +22 57 £50,000 +42.86% 9
Cumbria +3 41 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Cheshire -19 31 £26,000 -25.71% 4
Lancashire +22 22 £35,600 -38.09% 4
Merseyside -23 14 £62,500 +13.64% 2
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 166 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 52 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (29.52%) C
4 37 (22.29%) Degree
5 35 (21.08%) Project Management
5 35 (21.08%) SDLC
6 33 (19.88%) Line Management
6 33 (19.88%) Java
7 30 (18.07%) SQL
8 28 (16.87%) Continuous Improvement
9 26 (15.66%) ITIL
9 26 (15.66%) Linux
9 26 (15.66%) Microsoft
10 25 (15.06%) Windows
10 25 (15.06%) Scrum
11 24 (14.46%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (14.46%) Presales
12 22 (13.25%) BDD
12 22 (13.25%) Service Delivery
13 21 (12.65%) TDD
13 21 (12.65%) Software Engineering
13 21 (12.65%) Software Delivery
14 20 (12.05%) Mentoring
14 20 (12.05%) Time Management
14 20 (12.05%) VMware
14 20 (12.05%) Microsoft Office
15 19 (11.45%) Oracle
15 19 (11.45%) DevOps
16 17 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
16 17 (10.24%) MCSE

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 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (3.61%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.01%) Skype for Business
2 5 (3.01%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.41%) IIS
4 3 (1.81%) Confluence
4 3 (1.81%) NetWeaver
4 3 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.81%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 20 (12.05%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (7.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (6.63%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (5.42%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.41%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.81%) Primavera
1 3 (1.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.22%) OpenShift
2 3 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.20%) Office 365
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.82%) LAN
2 7 (4.22%) WAN
2 7 (4.22%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (3.61%) DNS
3 6 (3.61%) Firewall
3 6 (3.61%) SAN
4 5 (3.01%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.41%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.41%) Cisco IPT
5 4 (2.41%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (2.41%) DHCP
5 4 (2.41%) Skype
5 4 (2.41%) SMTP
6 3 (1.81%) Internet
6 3 (1.81%) Wireless
7 2 (1.20%) FTP
7 2 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.20%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.20%) Network Security
8 1 (0.60%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.63%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (6.02%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.42%) MS Access
4 6 (3.61%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.41%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.81%) Big Data
6 3 (1.81%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.60%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.60%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (3.01%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.01%) Jenkins
1 5 (3.01%) Selenium
2 4 (2.41%) Cucumber
2 4 (2.41%) JIRA
3 3 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.81%) JUnit
3 3 (1.81%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.60%) Maven
4 1 (0.60%) Mocha
4 1 (0.60%) Mockito
4 1 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
General
1 17 (10.24%) Finance
2 9 (5.42%) Legal
2 9 (5.42%) Military
2 9 (5.42%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.01%) Law
3 5 (3.01%) Retail
4 4 (2.41%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.81%) Publishing
6 2 (1.20%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.20%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (14.46%) Developer
2 18 (10.84%) Software Engineer
3 17 (10.24%) Architect
4 15 (9.04%) Lead Architect
5 14 (8.43%) Cloud Architect
5 14 (8.43%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 14 (8.43%) Senior Software Engineer
6 12 (7.23%) Analyst
7 10 (6.02%) VBA Developer
8 9 (5.42%) Data Centre Manager
8 9 (5.42%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (4.82%) Administrator
10 7 (4.22%) Desktop Support
10 7 (4.22%) Support Engineer
10 7 (4.22%) Test Engineer
11 6 (3.61%) Access Developer
11 6 (3.61%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (3.61%) Excel Developer
11 6 (3.61%) Excel VBA Developer
11 6 (3.61%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.43%) .NET
2 9 (5.42%) J2EE
3 6 (3.61%) WebCenter
4 5 (3.01%) ActiveMQ
4 5 (3.01%) JMS
4 5 (3.01%) REST
4 5 (3.01%) XML
5 4 (2.41%) CSS
5 4 (2.41%) HTML
5 4 (2.41%) jQuery
5 4 (2.41%) XSD
6 3 (1.81%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.81%) Ajax
6 3 (1.81%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.81%) Entity Framework
6 3 (1.81%) JAAS
6 3 (1.81%) Razor View Engine
6 3 (1.81%) SAP Basis
6 3 (1.81%) Software Packaging
7 2 (1.20%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (6.02%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.42%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (4.82%) Clustering
4 5 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.41%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.41%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.81%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.60%) CMDB
8 1 (0.60%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.60%) PKI
8 1 (0.60%) Replication
8 1 (0.60%) Robotics
8 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.66%) Linux
2 25 (15.06%) Windows
3 13 (7.83%) Unix
3 13 (7.83%) Windows 7
4 7 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.61%) Windows 10
6 5 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.41%) Solaris
7 4 (2.41%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.41%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.81%) CentOS
9 1 (0.60%) AIX
9 1 (0.60%) HPUX
9 1 (0.60%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (21.08%) Project Management
2 35 (21.08%) SDLC
3 33 (19.88%) Line Management
4 28 (16.87%) Continuous Improvement
5 26 (15.66%) ITIL
6 25 (15.06%) Scrum
7 24 (14.46%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (14.46%) Presales
8 22 (13.25%) BDD
8 22 (13.25%) Service Delivery
9 21 (12.65%) Software Delivery
9 21 (12.65%) Software Engineering
9 21 (12.65%) TDD
10 20 (12.05%) Mentoring
10 20 (12.05%) Time Management
11 19 (11.45%) DevOps
12 17 (10.24%) Software Architecture
12 17 (10.24%) SOLID
12 17 (10.24%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 49 (29.52%) C
2 33 (19.88%) Java
3 30 (18.07%) SQL
4 14 (8.43%) Python
5 11 (6.63%) C++
6 10 (6.02%) C#
6 10 (6.02%) VBA
7 9 (5.42%) JavaScript
8 7 (4.22%) Perl
9 4 (2.41%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.81%) ABAP
11 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.60%) Java 8
12 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.60%) VB
12 1 (0.60%) XPath
12 1 (0.60%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 166 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (22.29%) Degree
3 17 (10.24%) MCSE
3 17 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (9.04%) Citrix Certification
5 11 (6.63%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (4.82%) DV Cleared
7 7 (4.22%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (3.61%) CCNP
8 6 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (3.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (2.41%) CCNA
11 3 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.60%) Chartered Engineer
13 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
13 1 (0.60%) ISEB
13 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.60%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.63%) PMO
2 10 (6.02%) GDPR
3 9 (5.42%) SLA
4 5 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (1.81%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.20%) QA
7 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (9.64%) Hyper-V
2 13 (7.83%) Active Directory
3 11 (6.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.22%) Docker
5 4 (2.41%) vSphere
6 3 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.60%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.60%) XenApp
7 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (4.22%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.61%) SCCM
3 5 (3.01%) Kibana
3 5 (3.01%) Prometheus
4 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (2.41%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (1.81%) WSUS
6 1 (0.60%) Ansible
6 1 (0.60%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.60%) Puppet
6 1 (0.60%) SCOM
6 1 (0.60%) Terraform
6 1 (0.60%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 26 (15.66%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.05%) VMware
3 19 (11.45%) Oracle
4 11 (6.63%) Capita
5 8 (4.82%) Citrix
5 8 (4.82%) EMC
6 6 (3.61%) Cisco
6 6 (3.61%) HP
6 6 (3.61%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.01%) SAP
8 4 (2.41%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.41%) Ivanti
8 4 (2.41%) NetApp
8 4 (2.41%) Remedy
8 4 (2.41%) Sun
9 3 (1.81%) BMC
10 2 (1.20%) Bomgar
10 2 (1.20%) F5
10 2 (1.20%) IBM
10 2 (1.20%) ServiceNow