Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > North West
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 97 140
Rank change year-on-year -74 +43 -52
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 239 379 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.81% 3.04% 2.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.63% 13.56% 8.50%
Number of salaries quoted 116 238 234
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,575 £22,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £61,625 £70,000
England median annual salary £45,750 £46,462 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.53% +3.25% -5.26%

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 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 2770 2796 3293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.94% 22.45% 25.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2113 2187 2498
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £21,925
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -10 149 £45,000 - 4
Cheshire -26 27 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Cumbria -1 24 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Merseyside -46 24 £60,000 +50.00% 2
Lancashire +2 10 £40,000 - 2
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 122 (51.05%) SC Cleared
2 118 (49.37%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (46.86%) C
4 97 (40.59%) Linux
5 87 (36.40%) Java
6 75 (31.38%) DevOps
7 73 (30.54%) DV Cleared
8 69 (28.87%) Software Engineering
9 66 (27.62%) Scrum
10 59 (24.69%) Windows
11 57 (23.85%) Analytical Skills
12 54 (22.59%) Degree
13 52 (21.76%) Git (software)
13 52 (21.76%) SQL
14 50 (20.92%) Python
15 44 (18.41%) C++
16 39 (16.32%) ITIL
17 36 (15.06%) Docker
18 35 (14.64%) Finance
19 34 (14.23%) Microsoft
19 34 (14.23%) Kubernetes
20 33 (13.81%) Change Management
20 33 (13.81%) Jenkins
21 32 (13.39%) OpenShift
21 32 (13.39%) Time Management
21 32 (13.39%) Use Case
22 31 (12.97%) Release Management
22 31 (12.97%) Test Automation
22 31 (12.97%) JavaScript
23 30 (12.55%) Atlassian

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 17 (7.11%) Apache Spark
2 16 (6.69%) Skype for Business
3 15 (6.28%) Confluence
4 13 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (5.44%) MS Exchange
5 10 (4.18%) Apache Pig
5 10 (4.18%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (4.18%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.26%) Apache
7 3 (1.26%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.26%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (0.84%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.84%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.42%) JBoss
9 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 6 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.26%) Camtasia
4 1 (0.42%) CATIA
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.42%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 4 (1.67%) Primavera
2 3 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.26%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 32 (13.39%) OpenShift
2 14 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.60%) Office 365
4 6 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.84%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.84%) GitHub
6 1 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.42%) IaaS
6 1 (0.42%) PaaS
6 1 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.37%) Firewall
2 13 (5.44%) WAN
3 12 (5.02%) DNS
4 11 (4.60%) Network Security
5 9 (3.77%) LAN
5 9 (3.77%) Skype
6 8 (3.35%) VPN
7 7 (2.93%) TCP/IP
7 7 (2.93%) Wireshark
8 5 (2.09%) Internet
8 5 (2.09%) IPsec
9 4 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.67%) DHCP
10 3 (1.26%) VLAN
11 2 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.84%) DAB
11 2 (0.84%) LDAP
11 2 (0.84%) MPLS
11 2 (0.84%) Wireless
12 1 (0.42%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.95%) Relational Database
2 17 (7.11%) Big Data
3 15 (6.28%) Apache Hive
3 15 (6.28%) Hadoop
4 13 (5.44%) MongoDB
4 13 (5.44%) SQL Server
5 11 (4.60%) MySQL
6 10 (4.18%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.93%) Apache Accumulo
8 5 (2.09%) HBase
8 5 (2.09%) Impala
8 5 (2.09%) Sqoop
9 3 (1.26%) Power BI
10 2 (0.84%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.84%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.42%) GIS
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.42%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 52 (21.76%) Git (software)
2 33 (13.81%) Jenkins
3 16 (6.69%) JIRA
4 11 (4.60%) Bitbucket
5 10 (4.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (4.18%) Cucumber
5 10 (4.18%) Selenium
6 9 (3.77%) EasyMock
6 9 (3.77%) JUnit
6 9 (3.77%) Subversion
7 7 (2.93%) Metasploit
8 3 (1.26%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.84%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.84%) Maven
9 2 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.42%) Hudson
General
1 35 (14.64%) Finance
2 21 (8.79%) Military
3 18 (7.53%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.35%) Electronics
4 8 (3.35%) Marketing
4 8 (3.35%) Publishing
4 8 (3.35%) Retail
4 8 (3.35%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.26%) Legal
6 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.42%) Back Office
6 1 (0.42%) Banking
6 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 61 (25.52%) Software Engineer
2 38 (15.90%) Analyst
3 21 (8.79%) Java Engineer
4 20 (8.37%) Java Software Engineer
5 15 (6.28%) Developer
6 14 (5.86%) Consultant
7 13 (5.44%) Test Engineer
8 12 (5.02%) Network Engineer
9 11 (4.60%) Integration Engineer
9 11 (4.60%) Lead Software Engineer
9 11 (4.60%) Security Analyst
9 11 (4.60%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (4.18%) Business Analyst
10 10 (4.18%) C# Software Engineer
10 10 (4.18%) Test and Integration Engineer
11 9 (3.77%) Java Developer
11 9 (3.77%) SAP Consultant
11 9 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (3.77%) Software Tester
11 9 (3.77%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.72%) Spring
2 25 (10.46%) Java EE
3 20 (8.37%) jQuery
3 20 (8.37%) REST
4 19 (7.95%) AngularJS
5 17 (7.11%) J2EE
6 16 (6.69%) .NET
6 16 (6.69%) ActiveMQ
6 16 (6.69%) Hibernate
6 16 (6.69%) JMS
6 16 (6.69%) JSF
7 15 (6.28%) CSS
7 15 (6.28%) Web Services
8 14 (5.86%) HTML
9 13 (5.44%) Apache Camel
9 13 (5.44%) CSS3
9 13 (5.44%) HTML5
10 10 (4.18%) Backbone.js
10 10 (4.18%) Middleware
10 10 (4.18%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 57 (23.85%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.69%) Management Information System
3 15 (6.28%) PKI
4 12 (5.02%) Computer Science
4 12 (5.02%) Driving Licence
5 11 (4.60%) Smart Meter
6 9 (3.77%) Algorithms
6 9 (3.77%) User Experience
7 7 (2.93%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (2.51%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.67%) CESG
9 4 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.26%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.26%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.26%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.26%) Wiki
11 2 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.84%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 97 (40.59%) Linux
2 59 (24.69%) Windows
3 16 (6.69%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.51%) Unix
4 6 (2.51%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.09%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.26%) CentOS
7 3 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.42%) AIX
9 1 (0.42%) Solaris
9 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (49.37%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (31.38%) DevOps
3 69 (28.87%) Software Engineering
4 66 (27.62%) Scrum
5 39 (16.32%) ITIL
6 33 (13.81%) Change Management
7 32 (13.39%) Time Management
7 32 (13.39%) Use Case
8 31 (12.97%) Release Management
8 31 (12.97%) Test Automation
9 29 (12.13%) Integration Testing
9 29 (12.13%) OO
10 28 (11.72%) Continuous Delivery
11 27 (11.30%) Microservices
12 25 (10.46%) Information Security
13 24 (10.04%) SDLC
14 21 (8.79%) Analytics
15 19 (7.95%) Requirements Analysis
15 19 (7.95%) Software Testing
16 17 (7.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 112 (46.86%) C
2 87 (36.40%) Java
3 52 (21.76%) SQL
4 50 (20.92%) Python
5 44 (18.41%) C++
6 31 (12.97%) JavaScript
7 20 (8.37%) Perl
8 19 (7.95%) Ruby
9 18 (7.53%) C#
10 8 (3.35%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.93%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.09%) ABAP
13 3 (1.26%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.26%) PHP
13 3 (1.26%) VB
13 3 (1.26%) VBScript
14 2 (0.84%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.84%) Scala
Qualifications
1 122 (51.05%) SC Cleared
2 73 (30.54%) DV Cleared
3 54 (22.59%) Degree
4 29 (12.13%) Numerate Degree
5 18 (7.53%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (6.69%) CISSP
7 12 (5.02%) CCIE
7 12 (5.02%) CCNA
8 11 (4.60%) CCNP
8 11 (4.60%) GIAC
9 10 (4.18%) GCIH
10 9 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (2.51%) CISM
11 6 (2.51%) Sun Certification
12 4 (1.67%) CEH
12 4 (1.67%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (1.67%) DBS Check
12 4 (1.67%) ISSAP
12 4 (1.67%) SSCP
13 3 (1.26%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.35%) SLA
2 5 (2.09%) QA
3 4 (1.67%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.42%) GDPR
4 1 (0.42%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.42%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.42%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (15.06%) Docker
2 29 (12.13%) Active Directory
3 24 (10.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (9.62%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.09%) Apache Flume
5 5 (2.09%) HDFS
6 3 (1.26%) Snort
6 3 (1.26%) vSphere
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.42%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 34 (14.23%) Kubernetes
2 16 (6.69%) Kibana
2 16 (6.69%) Prometheus
3 13 (5.44%) SCCM
4 5 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.09%) Puppet
5 3 (1.26%) Ansible
5 3 (1.26%) Terraform
5 3 (1.26%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 1 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.42%) Packer
6 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (14.23%) Microsoft
2 30 (12.55%) Atlassian
3 28 (11.72%) VMware
4 20 (8.37%) Oracle
5 15 (6.28%) SAP
6 13 (5.44%) Cisco
7 11 (4.60%) Juniper
8 10 (4.18%) IBM
9 9 (3.77%) Cloudera
10 8 (3.35%) Palo Alto
11 7 (2.93%) Capita
12 6 (2.51%) HP
12 6 (2.51%) Sun
13 5 (2.09%) AppSense
13 5 (2.09%) Citrix
13 5 (2.09%) LANDesk
13 5 (2.09%) Remedy
14 3 (1.26%) F5
14 3 (1.26%) Splunk
14 3 (1.26%) Trend Micro