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

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 227 259 157
Rank change year-on-year +32 -102 +31
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 126 123 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.07% 0.92% 1.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.90% 4.34% 8.78%
Number of salaries quoted 74 81 139
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £32,780 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £86,750 £75,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.70% +4.44% -1.10%

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 2,571 2,833 2,836
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.87% 21.30% 22.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,998 2,159 2,244
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,802 £22,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £64,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 November 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 November 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 +17 63 £50,000 +33.33% 23
Cheshire +32 30 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Lancashire +17 13 £49,482 +23.71% 6
Cumbria -2 13 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Merseyside +4 7 £29,000 -61.33% 2
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 126 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (25.40%) ITIL
4 30 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 23 (18.25%) Java
6 18 (14.29%) Linux
7 15 (11.90%) Incident Management
8 14 (11.11%) Windows
8 14 (11.11%) C
8 14 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 14 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (10.32%) Line Management
9 13 (10.32%) Presales
9 13 (10.32%) Problem Management
9 13 (10.32%) Oracle
9 13 (10.32%) Project Management
9 13 (10.32%) Service Management
9 13 (10.32%) Information Security
10 12 (9.52%) Data Protection
10 12 (9.52%) GDPR
11 11 (8.73%) DevOps
11 11 (8.73%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (8.73%) Degree
11 11 (8.73%) Service Delivery
11 11 (8.73%) C#
12 10 (7.94%) Active Directory
12 10 (7.94%) Management Information System
12 10 (7.94%) Finance
13 9 (7.14%) VMware
13 9 (7.14%) Clustering

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 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.38%) Confluence
2 3 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (2.38%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.38%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (1.59%) Apache
4 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.79%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Primavera
2 2 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.56%) Firewall
1 7 (5.56%) LAN
1 7 (5.56%) WAN
2 6 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (3.97%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (3.97%) Network Security
4 4 (3.17%) Cisco IPT
4 4 (3.17%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (3.17%) Wireless
5 2 (1.59%) Internet
5 2 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.59%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (0.79%) DNS
6 1 (0.79%) FTP
6 1 (0.79%) SSH
6 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.35%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.17%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.17%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.38%) Big Data
4 3 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.79%) MySQL
5 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.79%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.76%) JUnit
1 6 (4.76%) Selenium
2 4 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (3.17%) Cucumber
2 4 (3.17%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.17%) JIRA
3 3 (2.38%) Bitbucket
3 3 (2.38%) GitLab
3 3 (2.38%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.59%) EasyMock
5 1 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (7.94%) Finance
2 7 (5.56%) Legal
2 7 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.97%) Military
4 4 (3.17%) Retail
5 3 (2.38%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.59%) Automotive
6 2 (1.59%) Electronics
6 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (12.70%) Developer
2 11 (8.73%) Analyst
3 10 (7.94%) Architect
4 8 (6.35%) Support Engineer
5 7 (5.56%) Consultant
5 7 (5.56%) Data Centre Manager
5 7 (5.56%) Server Engineer
5 7 (5.56%) Software Developer
6 6 (4.76%) Administrator
6 6 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
6 6 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (4.76%) Lead Architect
6 6 (4.76%) Security Analyst
6 6 (4.76%) Server Support
6 6 (4.76%) Server Support Engineer
6 6 (4.76%) Software Engineer
7 5 (3.97%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (3.97%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (3.97%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.35%) .NET
2 6 (4.76%) XML
3 5 (3.97%) J2EE
4 4 (3.17%) WebCenter
5 3 (2.38%) JAAS
5 3 (2.38%) RESTful
5 3 (2.38%) XSD
6 2 (1.59%) EJB
6 2 (1.59%) Java EE
6 2 (1.59%) JSF
6 2 (1.59%) JSON
6 2 (1.59%) Middleware
6 2 (1.59%) SOAP
6 2 (1.59%) Spring
7 1 (0.79%) COM
7 1 (0.79%) HTML
7 1 (0.79%) jQuery
7 1 (0.79%) LDAP
7 1 (0.79%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.94%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.14%) Clustering
4 8 (6.35%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.97%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.38%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.38%) PKI
7 3 (2.38%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.59%) User Experience
8 2 (1.59%) Wiki
9 1 (0.79%) CMDB
9 1 (0.79%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.79%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.79%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.29%) Linux
2 14 (11.11%) Windows
3 9 (7.14%) Unix
4 8 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.97%) Solaris
5 5 (3.97%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.59%) CentOS
7 2 (1.59%) SUSE
7 2 (1.59%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.79%) VME
8 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (25.40%) ITIL
3 15 (11.90%) Incident Management
4 14 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 13 (10.32%) Information Security
5 13 (10.32%) Line Management
5 13 (10.32%) Presales
5 13 (10.32%) Problem Management
5 13 (10.32%) Project Management
5 13 (10.32%) Service Management
6 12 (9.52%) Data Protection
7 11 (8.73%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (8.73%) DevOps
7 11 (8.73%) Service Delivery
8 9 (7.14%) BDD
8 9 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (7.14%) OO
8 9 (7.14%) Software Engineering
9 8 (6.35%) Analytics
9 8 (6.35%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.25%) Java
2 14 (11.11%) C
3 11 (8.73%) C#
4 9 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.35%) Python
6 7 (5.56%) C++
7 6 (4.76%) SQL
8 2 (1.59%) Perl
9 1 (0.79%) ABAP
9 1 (0.79%) PHP
9 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 126 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.73%) Degree
3 8 (6.35%) DV Cleared
3 8 (6.35%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (4.76%) CCNP
4 6 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.76%) CISSP
4 6 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (4.76%) MCSE
4 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.17%) CCNA
6 3 (2.38%) CISM
6 3 (2.38%) CISMP
6 3 (2.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 3 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.59%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (1.59%) CITP
7 2 (1.59%) Dell Certification
7 2 (1.59%) IISP
7 2 (1.59%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.52%) GDPR
2 9 (7.14%) SLA
3 4 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.38%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.79%) PMO
5 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 10 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.59%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (2.38%) Puppet
2 3 (2.38%) vMotion
3 2 (1.59%) SCCM
3 2 (1.59%) SCOM
4 1 (0.79%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.79%) Nagios
4 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.79%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 30 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.32%) Oracle
3 9 (7.14%) VMware
4 8 (6.35%) Cisco
4 8 (6.35%) HP
4 8 (6.35%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.97%) ServiceNow
6 4 (3.17%) Sun
7 3 (2.38%) F5
7 3 (2.38%) SAP
7 3 (2.38%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.59%) Citrix
8 2 (1.59%) Dell
8 2 (1.59%) EMC
8 2 (1.59%) NetApp
8 2 (1.59%) Remedy
9 1 (0.79%) Apple
9 1 (0.79%) BMC
9 1 (0.79%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.79%) Veritas