Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > North West
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 110 138
Rank change year-on-year -50 +28 -50
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 244 343 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.91% 2.82% 2.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.75% 12.22% 8.93%
Number of salaries quoted 133 235 269
North West median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% -13.98%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,000 £59,800 £67,500
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,750
% change year-on-year -3.16% +3.83% -3.68%

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 2787 2807 3313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.85% 23.06% 25.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2128 2258 2556
North West median annual salary £41,375 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +10 131 £40,000 -9.09% 8
Cheshire -1 41 £41,500 -7.78% 1
Merseyside -42 34 £55,000 +29.41%
Cumbria -2 20 £45,000 - 3
Lancashire -1 14 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 135 (55.33%) SC Cleared
2 92 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (31.15%) Java
3 76 (31.15%) Linux
4 75 (30.74%) C
5 66 (27.05%) Windows
6 56 (22.95%) DevOps
7 54 (22.13%) Software Engineering
8 53 (21.72%) DV Cleared
9 50 (20.49%) Scrum
10 49 (20.08%) ITIL
11 44 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
12 42 (17.21%) Degree
13 41 (16.80%) SQL
14 39 (15.98%) Python
15 38 (15.57%) Finance
16 36 (14.75%) C++
16 36 (14.75%) Git (software)
17 31 (12.70%) OO
17 31 (12.70%) Jenkins
18 30 (12.30%) VMware
19 29 (11.89%) Web Services
19 29 (11.89%) Microsoft
19 29 (11.89%) Active Directory
20 28 (11.48%) Spring
21 26 (10.66%) Cisco Certification
21 26 (10.66%) Change Management
21 26 (10.66%) Firewall
21 26 (10.66%) SDLC
22 25 (10.25%) Release Management

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 20 (8.20%) Confluence
2 15 (6.15%) Skype for Business
3 11 (4.51%) Apache Spark
4 8 (3.28%) Apache
4 8 (3.28%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.87%) IBM Notes
5 7 (2.87%) MS Exchange
5 7 (2.87%) Oracle Service Bus
5 7 (2.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.05%) Apache Pig
7 5 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.23%) K2 blackpearl
9 3 (1.23%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.41%) JBoss
10 1 (0.41%) Site Server
10 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.23%) Camtasia
4 1 (0.41%) CATIA
4 1 (0.41%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.23%) Primavera
1 3 (1.23%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.56%) Office 365
1 16 (6.56%) OpenShift
2 13 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.23%) GitHub
5 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.41%) IaaS
5 1 (0.41%) PaaS
5 1 (0.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.66%) Firewall
2 19 (7.79%) WAN
3 13 (5.33%) DNS
4 12 (4.92%) LAN
4 12 (4.92%) VPN
5 10 (4.10%) Skype
5 10 (4.10%) SSL
6 9 (3.69%) Network Security
6 9 (3.69%) TCP/IP
7 7 (2.87%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (2.87%) DHCP
7 7 (2.87%) FTP
7 7 (2.87%) HTTP
7 7 (2.87%) HTTPS
7 7 (2.87%) IPsec
7 7 (2.87%) Wireshark
8 6 (2.46%) MPLS
9 5 (2.05%) BGP
9 5 (2.05%) Ethernet
10 4 (1.64%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.97%) Relational Database
2 14 (5.74%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.10%) Big Data
4 9 (3.69%) MongoDB
5 8 (3.28%) Apache Hive
5 8 (3.28%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.46%) Apache Accumulo
6 6 (2.46%) MySQL
7 5 (2.05%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.23%) CouchDB
8 3 (1.23%) HBase
8 3 (1.23%) Impala
8 3 (1.23%) Power BI
8 3 (1.23%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.41%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 36 (14.75%) Git (software)
2 31 (12.70%) Jenkins
3 20 (8.20%) JIRA
4 17 (6.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 17 (6.97%) Bitbucket
5 14 (5.74%) EasyMock
5 14 (5.74%) JUnit
6 11 (4.51%) Cucumber
6 11 (4.51%) Selenium
7 8 (3.28%) Subversion
8 7 (2.87%) Metasploit
9 3 (1.23%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.23%) Gatling
9 3 (1.23%) Maven
9 3 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (1.23%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.82%) JMeter
10 2 (0.82%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.41%) AdminStudio
11 1 (0.41%) SoapUI
General
1 38 (15.57%) Finance
2 16 (6.56%) Manufacturing
2 16 (6.56%) Telecoms
3 14 (5.74%) Marketing
3 14 (5.74%) Military
4 12 (4.92%) Electronics
5 6 (2.46%) Retail
6 5 (2.05%) Publishing
7 3 (1.23%) Legal
8 2 (0.82%) Back Office
9 1 (0.41%) Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (19.26%) Software Engineer
2 35 (14.34%) Analyst
3 21 (8.61%) Java Engineer
3 21 (8.61%) Java Software Engineer
3 21 (8.61%) Network Engineer
4 19 (7.79%) Developer
5 14 (5.74%) Consultant
6 13 (5.33%) Test Engineer
7 10 (4.10%) Administrator
7 10 (4.10%) Business Analyst
7 10 (4.10%) C# Developer
7 10 (4.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (3.69%) Java Developer
9 8 (3.28%) .NET Software Engineer
9 8 (3.28%) Applications Support
9 8 (3.28%) Architect
9 8 (3.28%) C# Software Engineer
9 8 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (3.28%) Senior Network Engineer
9 8 (3.28%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.89%) Web Services
2 28 (11.48%) Spring
3 24 (9.84%) Java EE
4 23 (9.43%) J2EE
5 19 (7.79%) .NET
5 19 (7.79%) JSF
6 14 (5.74%) EJB
6 14 (5.74%) jQuery
7 13 (5.33%) JMS
8 12 (4.92%) AngularJS
8 12 (4.92%) HTML
9 11 (4.51%) SOAP
10 10 (4.10%) Hibernate
10 10 (4.10%) REST
11 9 (3.69%) Backbone.js
11 9 (3.69%) CSS
11 9 (3.69%) CSS3
11 9 (3.69%) HTML5
12 8 (3.28%) .NET Framework
12 8 (3.28%) NancyFx
Miscellaneous
1 44 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.97%) Algorithms
3 12 (4.92%) PKI
4 10 (4.10%) User Experience
5 9 (3.69%) Smart Meter
5 9 (3.69%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (3.28%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.28%) Wiki
7 7 (2.87%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.05%) Blackberry
8 5 (2.05%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.64%) CESG
9 4 (1.64%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.64%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.64%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.64%) Replication
10 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.82%) IVR
10 2 (0.82%) PDA
10 2 (0.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 76 (31.15%) Linux
2 66 (27.05%) Windows
3 14 (5.74%) Windows Server
4 12 (4.92%) Windows 7
5 11 (4.51%) Windows 10
6 8 (3.28%) CentOS
6 8 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.87%) Unix
8 3 (1.23%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.82%) AIX
9 2 (0.82%) Solaris
10 1 (0.41%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (22.95%) DevOps
3 54 (22.13%) Software Engineering
4 50 (20.49%) Scrum
5 49 (20.08%) ITIL
6 31 (12.70%) OO
7 26 (10.66%) Change Management
7 26 (10.66%) SDLC
8 25 (10.25%) Release Management
8 25 (10.25%) Test Automation
9 22 (9.02%) Use Case
10 21 (8.61%) Integration Testing
10 21 (8.61%) Service Delivery
11 20 (8.20%) Time Management
12 18 (7.38%) Open Source
12 18 (7.38%) Requirements Analysis
13 17 (6.97%) Data Management
13 17 (6.97%) Information Security
13 17 (6.97%) Master Data Management
13 17 (6.97%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (31.15%) Java
2 75 (30.74%) C
3 41 (16.80%) SQL
4 39 (15.98%) Python
5 36 (14.75%) C++
6 23 (9.43%) JavaScript
7 21 (8.61%) C#
8 17 (6.97%) Ruby
9 15 (6.15%) PowerShell
10 12 (4.92%) Perl
11 8 (3.28%) VBScript
12 7 (2.87%) VB
12 7 (2.87%) XPath
13 6 (2.46%) PL/SQL
14 5 (2.05%) ABAP
15 3 (1.23%) Scala
16 2 (0.82%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.82%) PHP
17 1 (0.41%) Embedded C
17 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 135 (55.33%) SC Cleared
2 53 (21.72%) DV Cleared
3 42 (17.21%) Degree
4 26 (10.66%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (7.79%) Numerate Degree
6 16 (6.56%) CCNA
7 15 (6.15%) CCNP
8 13 (5.33%) CCIE
9 11 (4.51%) CISSP
10 9 (3.69%) GIAC
11 8 (3.28%) DBS Check
12 7 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (2.46%) GCIH
13 6 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (2.05%) CISM
14 5 (2.05%) ISEB
14 5 (2.05%) ISTQB
14 5 (2.05%) Sun Certification
15 4 (1.64%) MCSA
15 4 (1.64%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.10%) SLA
2 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.41%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.41%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (11.89%) Active Directory
2 25 (10.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (7.79%) Docker
4 12 (4.92%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.87%) vSphere
6 3 (1.23%) Apache Flume
6 3 (1.23%) HDFS
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.41%) NDS
7 1 (0.41%) Snort
7 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (6.56%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.69%) SCCM
3 6 (2.46%) Kibana
3 6 (2.46%) Prometheus
4 4 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.64%) Puppet
5 2 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.41%) Ansible
6 1 (0.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.41%) Terraform
6 1 (0.41%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 1 (0.41%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (12.30%) VMware
2 29 (11.89%) Microsoft
3 24 (9.84%) Atlassian
4 20 (8.20%) Cisco
4 20 (8.20%) Oracle
5 17 (6.97%) IBM
5 17 (6.97%) SAP
6 16 (6.56%) Juniper
7 14 (5.74%) HP
8 13 (5.33%) Citrix
9 8 (3.28%) Palo Alto
9 8 (3.28%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.87%) Cloudera
10 7 (2.87%) F5
10 7 (2.87%) Lotus
11 6 (2.46%) Sun
12 3 (1.23%) AppDynamics
12 3 (1.23%) Capita
12 3 (1.23%) Dynatrace
12 3 (1.23%) Snow