Period
to 27 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 27 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > North West
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 141 120
Rank change year-on-year -2 -21 -27
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 285 239 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.17% 2.07% 2.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.73% 8.60% 9.81%
Number of salaries quoted 159 178 294
North West median annual salary £40,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% -2.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £26,650 £31,250 £22,075
90th Percentile £58,750 £61,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -3.16% - +3.26%

Security 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 2929 2780 3355
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.29% 24.06% 25.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2213 2289 2586
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £23,250 £24,000 £22,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the North West

Security Cleared
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the North West.

Salary trend for Security Cleared in the North West

Security Cleared
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in the North West over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Cleared in the North West

Security 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 Security Cleared within the North West region over the 6 months to 27 July 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 +24 149 £37,500 -11.76% 6
Cheshire +13 52 £35,000 -14.63% 2
Merseyside +7 50 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Cumbria -5 16 £40,000 -15.79% 3
Lancashire -9 12 £57,500 +43.75%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, IT jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 169 (59.30%) SC Cleared
2 94 (32.98%) Windows
3 82 (28.77%) Java
4 68 (23.86%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (20.70%) Linux
6 58 (20.35%) ITIL
7 54 (18.95%) SQL
8 49 (17.19%) Software Engineering
9 46 (16.14%) DV Cleared
10 44 (15.44%) C#
11 43 (15.09%) Web Services
12 42 (14.74%) Python
13 40 (14.04%) C
13 40 (14.04%) Active Directory
14 38 (13.33%) HP
14 38 (13.33%) Scrum
15 36 (12.63%) VMware
16 35 (12.28%) Oracle
16 35 (12.28%) Degree
16 35 (12.28%) DevOps
17 34 (11.93%) SDLC
18 33 (11.58%) Cisco Certification
19 31 (10.88%) OO
19 31 (10.88%) Ruby
19 31 (10.88%) Spring
19 31 (10.88%) VMware Infrastructure
19 31 (10.88%) Jenkins
19 31 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
20 30 (10.53%) PowerShell
20 30 (10.53%) Microsoft

Security 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 23 (8.07%) Skype for Business
2 20 (7.02%) Confluence
3 16 (5.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 15 (5.26%) Oracle Service Bus
5 14 (4.91%) IBM Notes
6 12 (4.21%) Apache
7 11 (3.86%) Apache Spark
8 7 (2.46%) Apache Pig
9 6 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.40%) OpenStack
11 3 (1.05%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.70%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.35%) JBoss
13 1 (0.35%) Site Server
13 1 (0.35%) WebLogic Portal
13 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.35%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.35%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.47%) Office 365
2 23 (8.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.18%) Firewall
2 22 (7.72%) Skype
3 18 (6.32%) SSL
4 17 (5.96%) DNS
4 17 (5.96%) WAN
5 15 (5.26%) DHCP
5 15 (5.26%) FTP
5 15 (5.26%) HTTP
5 15 (5.26%) HTTPS
6 12 (4.21%) LAN
7 10 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (3.16%) VoIP
9 8 (2.81%) TCP/IP
10 7 (2.46%) MPLS
10 7 (2.46%) Network Security
10 7 (2.46%) Unified Communications
10 7 (2.46%) VPN
11 5 (1.75%) BGP
11 5 (1.75%) Ethernet
12 4 (1.40%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.82%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.37%) Relational Database
3 15 (5.26%) Big Data
4 10 (3.51%) MongoDB
5 9 (3.16%) Apache Hive
5 9 (3.16%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.46%) MySQL
7 6 (2.11%) RDBMS
7 6 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.75%) Apache Accumulo
8 5 (1.75%) Siebel EIM
9 3 (1.05%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.70%) HBase
10 2 (0.70%) Impala
10 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.70%) Sqoop
11 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (10.88%) Jenkins
2 26 (9.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 22 (7.72%) Bitbucket
4 21 (7.37%) JIRA
5 18 (6.32%) Cucumber
5 18 (6.32%) EasyMock
5 18 (6.32%) JUnit
5 18 (6.32%) Selenium
6 17 (5.96%) Git (software)
7 10 (3.51%) JMeter
7 10 (3.51%) LoadRunner
8 8 (2.81%) Gatling
9 5 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (1.75%) Subversion
9 5 (1.75%) Vagrant
10 3 (1.05%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.05%) Maven
10 3 (1.05%) Metasploit
11 2 (0.70%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (10.18%) Telecoms
2 23 (8.07%) Finance
2 23 (8.07%) Marketing
3 15 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 13 (4.56%) Electronics
5 7 (2.46%) Retail
6 4 (1.40%) Military
7 2 (0.70%) Publishing
8 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 37 (12.98%) Software Engineer
2 36 (12.63%) Developer
3 30 (10.53%) Analyst
4 27 (9.47%) Network Engineer
5 26 (9.12%) Java Engineer
5 26 (9.12%) Java Software Engineer
6 22 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (7.02%) Administrator
8 18 (6.32%) Test Engineer
9 15 (5.26%) C# Developer
9 15 (5.26%) Technical Administrator
10 14 (4.91%) Java Developer
10 14 (4.91%) Service Analyst
10 14 (4.91%) Test Automation Engineer
11 13 (4.56%) .NET Developer
12 11 (3.86%) Consultant
13 9 (3.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 9 (3.16%) C# .NET Developer
13 9 (3.16%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 8 (2.81%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (15.09%) Web Services
2 31 (10.88%) Spring
3 28 (9.82%) .NET
3 28 (9.82%) Java EE
4 27 (9.47%) J2EE
5 21 (7.37%) JSF
6 18 (6.32%) EJB
7 17 (5.96%) XML
7 17 (5.96%) XSLT
8 15 (5.26%) JMS
8 15 (5.26%) SOAP
8 15 (5.26%) WSDL
8 15 (5.26%) XSD
9 14 (4.91%) HTML
10 10 (3.51%) .NET Framework
10 10 (3.51%) ASP.NET
11 9 (3.16%) Hibernate
12 8 (2.81%) AngularJS
13 7 (2.46%) CSS
13 7 (2.46%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.07%) Algorithms
3 12 (4.21%) Wiki
4 10 (3.51%) Blackberry
5 9 (3.16%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.81%) Cyberthreat
6 8 (2.81%) PKI
7 7 (2.46%) Cybercrime
8 5 (1.75%) Replication
8 5 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.40%) Cyber Defence
9 4 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.05%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.05%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.05%) User Experience
11 2 (0.70%) EPoS
11 2 (0.70%) IVR
11 2 (0.70%) PDA
11 2 (0.70%) Security Operations Centre
12 1 (0.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 94 (32.98%) Windows
2 59 (20.70%) Linux
3 25 (8.77%) Windows 7
4 20 (7.02%) Windows 10
5 17 (5.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (5.61%) Windows Server
7 12 (4.21%) CentOS
7 12 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (3.16%) Unix
9 6 (2.11%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.70%) AIX
10 2 (0.70%) Solaris
10 2 (0.70%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.35%) Android
11 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (23.86%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (20.35%) ITIL
3 49 (17.19%) Software Engineering
4 38 (13.33%) Scrum
5 35 (12.28%) DevOps
6 34 (11.93%) SDLC
7 31 (10.88%) OO
8 24 (8.42%) Open Source
8 24 (8.42%) Service Delivery
9 23 (8.07%) Data Management
9 23 (8.07%) Master Data Management
10 21 (7.37%) Service Management
11 19 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
11 19 (6.67%) OOD
11 19 (6.67%) Test Automation
12 18 (6.32%) Service Design
12 18 (6.32%) Test Scripting
13 17 (5.96%) Change Management
14 16 (5.61%) Release Management
14 16 (5.61%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 82 (28.77%) Java
2 54 (18.95%) SQL
3 44 (15.44%) C#
4 42 (14.74%) Python
5 40 (14.04%) C
6 31 (10.88%) Ruby
7 30 (10.53%) PowerShell
8 26 (9.12%) C++
9 22 (7.72%) JavaScript
10 16 (5.61%) VBScript
11 15 (5.26%) VB
11 15 (5.26%) XPath
12 12 (4.21%) PL/SQL
13 7 (2.46%) Perl
14 6 (2.11%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.40%) ABAP
15 4 (1.40%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.40%) PHP
16 3 (1.05%) Scala
17 1 (0.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 169 (59.30%) SC Cleared
2 46 (16.14%) DV Cleared
3 35 (12.28%) Degree
4 33 (11.58%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (6.67%) CCNP
6 18 (6.32%) CCNA
6 18 (6.32%) ISEB
6 18 (6.32%) ISTQB
7 16 (5.61%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (3.16%) DBS Check
8 9 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (2.81%) MCSE
10 6 (2.11%) BC Cleared
10 6 (2.11%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (1.75%) CCIE
11 5 (1.75%) CISSP
11 5 (1.75%) MCSA
12 3 (1.05%) CISM
12 3 (1.05%) NCDA
12 3 (1.05%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.67%) SLA
2 5 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.40%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.35%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (14.04%) Active Directory
2 31 (10.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.91%) vSphere
4 7 (2.46%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.75%) Docker
6 4 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.70%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.70%) HDFS
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.35%) NDS
Systems Management
1 17 (5.96%) SCCM
2 10 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (2.81%) SCOrch
4 5 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.75%) Puppet
5 1 (0.35%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.35%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.35%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 38 (13.33%) HP
2 36 (12.63%) VMware
3 35 (12.28%) Oracle
4 30 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 27 (9.47%) Cisco
6 23 (8.07%) IBM
7 19 (6.67%) Citrix
8 17 (5.96%) Juniper
8 17 (5.96%) SAP
9 16 (5.61%) Atlassian
10 14 (4.91%) Lotus
11 13 (4.56%) Red Hat
12 9 (3.16%) F5
13 7 (2.46%) Cloudera
14 5 (1.75%) Informatica
14 5 (1.75%) Palo Alto
14 5 (1.75%) Siebel
15 4 (1.40%) Avaya
15 4 (1.40%) Sun
16 3 (1.05%) NetApp
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