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 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
England > North West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 169 144
Rank change year-on-year -7 -25  
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 91 59 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.33% 1.05% 1.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.03% 4.36% 7.79%
Number of salaries quoted 62 53 85
North West median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -  
10th Percentile £25,625 £32,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -3.06%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1510 1354 1554
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.02% 24.17% 24.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2400 2212 2573
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.97%  
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £46,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.57% +5.55%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -8 29 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Merseyside +15 24 £55,000 - 3
Manchester -13 18 £37,500 +44.23% 7
Cumbria -2 14 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Lancashire -2 4 £60,000 +50.00% 2
SC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 182 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 63 (34.62%) Windows
3 40 (21.98%) Web Services
4 38 (20.88%) ITIL
4 38 (20.88%) Active Directory
5 28 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 27 (14.84%) Oracle
7 26 (14.29%) Windows 7
8 25 (13.74%) SQL Server
8 25 (13.74%) SQL
8 25 (13.74%) HP
9 23 (12.64%) Office 365
10 22 (12.09%) Skype for Business
10 22 (12.09%) PowerShell
10 22 (12.09%) Java
10 22 (12.09%) VMware
11 21 (11.54%) Data Management
11 21 (11.54%) C#
11 21 (11.54%) IBM
11 21 (11.54%) SCCM
11 21 (11.54%) Master Data Management
11 21 (11.54%) Skype
11 21 (11.54%) Service Design
12 20 (10.99%) Algorithms
12 20 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
12 20 (10.99%) Microsoft Azure
12 20 (10.99%) J2EE
12 20 (10.99%) Microsoft Office
13 19 (10.44%) SDLC
14 18 (9.89%) Cisco Certification

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 22 (12.09%) Skype for Business
2 16 (8.79%) Oracle Service Bus
2 16 (8.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (6.04%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.65%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.10%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.55%) Site Server
6 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.55%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 20 (10.99%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.64%) Office 365
2 20 (10.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (11.54%) Skype
2 18 (9.89%) SSL
3 16 (8.79%) FTP
3 16 (8.79%) HTTP
4 15 (8.24%) HTTPS
5 14 (7.69%) DNS
5 14 (7.69%) Firewall
6 12 (6.59%) DHCP
6 12 (6.59%) WAN
7 10 (5.49%) LAN
8 9 (4.95%) VoIP
9 7 (3.85%) TCP/IP
10 6 (3.30%) Network Security
11 5 (2.75%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (2.20%) MPLS
12 4 (2.20%) VPN
13 3 (1.65%) Broadband
13 3 (1.65%) IPsec
13 3 (1.65%) OSPF
14 2 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.74%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.49%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.75%) Siebel EIM
4 3 (1.65%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.10%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.55%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.55%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.55%) MSI
2 1 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.55%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (5.49%) Marketing
2 7 (3.85%) Finance
3 6 (3.30%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (10.99%) Analyst
1 20 (10.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (10.44%) Developer
2 19 (10.44%) Network Engineer
3 18 (9.89%) Administrator
4 15 (8.24%) Technical Administrator
5 12 (6.59%) Service Analyst
6 9 (4.95%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 8 (4.40%) .NET Developer
7 8 (4.40%) IT Analyst
8 7 (3.85%) Consultant
8 7 (3.85%) IT Operations Analyst
8 7 (3.85%) Operations Analyst
8 7 (3.85%) Service Operations Analyst
9 6 (3.30%) Support Engineer
10 5 (2.75%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (2.75%) Desktop Support
10 5 (2.75%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (2.75%) Support Analyst
10 5 (2.75%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (21.98%) Web Services
2 20 (10.99%) J2EE
3 18 (9.89%) .NET
3 18 (9.89%) XML
4 17 (9.34%) XSLT
5 16 (8.79%) ASP.NET
6 15 (8.24%) JMS
6 15 (8.24%) SOAP
6 15 (8.24%) WSDL
6 15 (8.24%) XSD
7 10 (5.49%) .NET Framework
8 6 (3.30%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.10%) jQuery
9 2 (1.10%) WebCenter
10 1 (0.55%) JAAS
10 1 (0.55%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (0.55%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.99%) Algorithms
2 10 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.85%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.20%) Replication
5 3 (1.65%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.10%) Clustering
6 2 (1.10%) CMDB
6 2 (1.10%) EPoS
6 2 (1.10%) PKI
7 1 (0.55%) CESG
7 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.55%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.55%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 63 (34.62%) Windows
2 26 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 16 (8.79%) Windows 10
4 15 (8.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (7.69%) Windows Server
6 9 (4.95%) Linux
6 9 (4.95%) Unix
7 5 (2.75%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.10%) Solaris
8 2 (1.10%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.55%) AIX
9 1 (0.55%) HPUX
9 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.88%) ITIL
2 21 (11.54%) Data Management
2 21 (11.54%) Master Data Management
2 21 (11.54%) Service Design
3 19 (10.44%) SDLC
4 16 (8.79%) SOA
5 14 (7.69%) Change Control
5 14 (7.69%) Problem Management
6 13 (7.14%) Migration
6 13 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 11 (6.04%) Data Protection
7 11 (6.04%) Service Management
8 9 (4.95%) Lead Generation
9 7 (3.85%) Data Migration
9 7 (3.85%) Process Management
10 6 (3.30%) Business Transformation
10 6 (3.30%) Hardware Maintenance
10 6 (3.30%) IT Strategy
10 6 (3.30%) ITIL V3
10 6 (3.30%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (13.74%) SQL
2 22 (12.09%) Java
2 22 (12.09%) PowerShell
3 21 (11.54%) C#
4 15 (8.24%) XPath
5 13 (7.14%) VBScript
6 11 (6.04%) VB
7 8 (4.40%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.40%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.30%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.75%) C
10 2 (1.10%) Python
11 1 (0.55%) C++
11 1 (0.55%) Perl
11 1 (0.55%) Ruby
11 1 (0.55%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 182 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.89%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (8.24%) CCNA
4 12 (6.59%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (6.04%) Degree
6 6 (3.30%) MCSE
6 6 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.75%) CCNP
8 3 (1.65%) CCIE
8 3 (1.65%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.65%) MCITP
8 3 (1.65%) MCSA
8 3 (1.65%) NCDA
8 3 (1.65%) NCIE
8 3 (1.65%) VCAP
8 3 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.10%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (1.10%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.10%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.04%) SLA
2 4 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.65%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.55%) COBIT
5 1 (0.55%) PMO
5 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 38 (20.88%) Active Directory
2 20 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.04%) vSphere
4 4 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.55%) Docker
6 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (11.54%) SCCM
2 12 (6.59%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.55%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.55%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.55%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.55%) Puppet
3 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.55%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 27 (14.84%) Oracle
3 25 (13.74%) HP
4 22 (12.09%) VMware
5 21 (11.54%) IBM
6 14 (7.69%) Cisco
6 14 (7.69%) Citrix
7 11 (6.04%) Lotus
8 10 (5.49%) Juniper
9 8 (4.40%) Siebel
10 6 (3.30%) Informatica
11 4 (2.20%) Avaya
11 4 (2.20%) F5
12 3 (1.65%) NetApp
12 3 (1.65%) Palo Alto
13 2 (1.10%) Sybase
14 1 (0.55%) BMC
14 1 (0.55%) CheckPoint
14 1 (0.55%) Dell
14 1 (0.55%) Red Hat
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £43000 - £53000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Limited
Salary: on call allowance + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 50k per year + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £70k per year + Car Allowance & Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum plus on call and flexible benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £75k per year + Car allowance & Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
Tata Consultancy services
Posted: 21 days ago
Knutsford
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
North West England
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £65000 per annum + £6500 Car Allowance, Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago