Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > North West
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 153 136 166
Rank change year-on-year -17 +30 -13
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 212 301 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.01% 2.47% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.15% 11.90% 8.76%
Number of salaries quoted 121 169 147
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,200
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 2,317 2,530 2,900
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.99% 20.73% 21.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,507 1,892 2,209
North West median annual salary £42,500 £43,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.73% +8.13% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,788 £23,150
90th Percentile £66,487 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% -2.11%

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019. 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 -12 127 £55,000 +22.22% 21
Cheshire +17 45 £38,000 -24.00% 9
Cumbria -7 16 - - 16
Lancashire -37 13 £65,000 +73.33% 11
Merseyside -17 9 £51,871 +16.56% 6
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, IT jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 114 (53.77%) SC Cleared
2 70 (33.02%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (23.58%) DV Cleared
4 45 (21.23%) Finance
5 42 (19.81%) Java
6 38 (17.92%) Microsoft
7 37 (17.45%) Windows
8 36 (16.98%) Problem-Solving
9 35 (16.51%) ITIL
9 35 (16.51%) SLA
10 34 (16.04%) Python
10 34 (16.04%) Azure
11 32 (15.09%) Problem Management
11 32 (15.09%) Cybersecurity
11 32 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
11 32 (15.09%) Change Management
12 31 (14.62%) Cisco
13 28 (13.21%) Analytics
13 28 (13.21%) Public Sector
14 27 (12.74%) Oracle
15 25 (11.79%) Software Engineering
16 24 (11.32%) ITSM
16 24 (11.32%) Service Management
16 24 (11.32%) Degree
16 24 (11.32%) Self-Motivation
17 23 (10.85%) Project Management
17 23 (10.85%) Linux
18 22 (10.38%) Active Directory
18 22 (10.38%) Management Information System
19 21 (9.91%) Law

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 4 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.42%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.94%) IIS
4 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (6.60%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.30%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 34 (16.04%) Azure
2 17 (8.02%) AWS
3 16 (7.55%) SaaS
4 12 (5.66%) PaaS
5 10 (4.72%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (4.25%) Office 365
7 4 (1.89%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.42%) GCP
8 3 (1.42%) IaaS
9 2 (0.94%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.55%) Firewall
2 14 (6.60%) DNS
3 12 (5.66%) DHCP
3 12 (5.66%) Network Security
4 9 (4.25%) Broadband
4 9 (4.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (3.77%) BGP
5 8 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (3.77%) Cisco Firepower
5 8 (3.77%) HSRP
5 8 (3.77%) IPv6
5 8 (3.77%) MPLS
5 8 (3.77%) OSPF
5 8 (3.77%) VLAN
5 8 (3.77%) VPLS
5 8 (3.77%) VRRP
5 8 (3.77%) VXLAN
6 7 (3.30%) LAN
7 6 (2.83%) Wireless
8 5 (2.36%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.02%) Big Data
2 12 (5.66%) MongoDB
3 10 (4.72%) DB2
3 10 (4.72%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (4.25%) SQL Server
5 7 (3.30%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.36%) GIS
7 4 (1.89%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.89%) Power BI
8 2 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (3.77%) Selenium
2 4 (1.89%) JUnit
2 4 (1.89%) Mockito
3 3 (1.42%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.94%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.94%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.94%) JIRA
4 2 (0.94%) JMeter
4 2 (0.94%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.47%) GitLab
5 1 (0.47%) WebDriver
General
1 45 (21.23%) Finance
2 28 (13.21%) Public Sector
3 21 (9.91%) Law
4 14 (6.60%) Police
5 10 (4.72%) Retail
6 8 (3.77%) Marketing
7 7 (3.30%) Local Government
8 6 (2.83%) Fire and Rescue
9 2 (0.94%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.47%) Back Office
10 1 (0.47%) Electronics
10 1 (0.47%) Legal
10 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (14.15%) Analyst
2 25 (11.79%) Developer
3 19 (8.96%) Java Developer
4 18 (8.49%) Architect
5 14 (6.60%) Software Engineer
6 12 (5.66%) Software Developer
7 11 (5.19%) DBA
8 10 (4.72%) DB2 DBA
8 10 (4.72%) Network Engineer
8 10 (4.72%) Senior DB2 DBA
8 10 (4.72%) Senior DBA
8 10 (4.72%) Support Analyst
9 9 (4.25%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (3.77%) Security Analyst
11 7 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (3.30%) Applications Specialist
11 7 (3.30%) Applications Support
11 7 (3.30%) Applications Support Specialist
11 7 (3.30%) ERP Support
11 7 (3.30%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.02%) J2EE
2 16 (7.55%) Spring
3 12 (5.66%) Hibernate
3 12 (5.66%) SOAP
4 10 (4.72%) LDAP
5 6 (2.83%) .NET
5 6 (2.83%) REST
6 5 (2.36%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.89%) Apache Camel
7 4 (1.89%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.89%) JMS
7 4 (1.89%) Spring Integration
8 3 (1.42%) CSS
8 3 (1.42%) HTML
8 3 (1.42%) Web Services
9 2 (0.94%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.94%) OAuth
9 2 (0.94%) OpenID
9 2 (0.94%) React
9 2 (0.94%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (11.32%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (10.38%) Management Information System
4 20 (9.43%) Hybrid Cloud
5 13 (6.13%) Cyberthreat
6 12 (5.66%) e-Learning
7 10 (4.72%) Public Cloud
8 9 (4.25%) Data Centre
9 8 (3.77%) PKI
10 7 (3.30%) Social Media
11 6 (2.83%) Clustering
11 6 (2.83%) Driving Licence
12 5 (2.36%) Smartphone
12 5 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (2.36%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 3 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (1.42%) Replication
13 3 (1.42%) Smart Energy
13 3 (1.42%) Smart Meter
14 2 (0.94%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 37 (17.45%) Windows
2 23 (10.85%) Linux
3 20 (9.43%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.77%) CentOS
4 8 (3.77%) Debian
4 8 (3.77%) Unix
5 7 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.83%) Solaris
6 6 (2.83%) SUSE
7 5 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.42%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.94%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (33.02%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (16.98%) Problem-Solving
3 35 (16.51%) ITIL
4 32 (15.09%) Change Management
4 32 (15.09%) Cybersecurity
4 32 (15.09%) Problem Management
5 28 (13.21%) Analytics
6 25 (11.79%) Software Engineering
7 24 (11.32%) ITSM
7 24 (11.32%) Service Management
8 23 (10.85%) Project Management
9 18 (8.49%) Computer Science
10 16 (7.55%) Mentoring
10 16 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (6.60%) Artificial Intelligence
11 14 (6.60%) DevOps
11 14 (6.60%) Incident Management
12 13 (6.13%) Information Security
13 12 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (5.66%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 42 (19.81%) Java
2 34 (16.04%) Python
3 20 (9.43%) SQL
4 18 (8.49%) C++
5 14 (6.60%) C
6 11 (5.19%) C#
7 10 (4.72%) Shell Script
8 8 (3.77%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.89%) Ruby
10 2 (0.94%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.94%) Scala
11 1 (0.47%) Go
11 1 (0.47%) Groovy
11 1 (0.47%) R
Qualifications
1 114 (53.77%) SC Cleared
2 50 (23.58%) DV Cleared
3 24 (11.32%) Degree
4 12 (5.66%) DBS Check
5 10 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (4.25%) CTC Cleared
7 7 (3.30%) CEH
8 6 (2.83%) CISSP
9 5 (2.36%) CISM
9 5 (2.36%) ISEB
10 3 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.42%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 3 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.94%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.94%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (0.94%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.94%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.94%) PMP
11 2 (0.94%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (16.51%) SLA
2 19 (8.96%) QA
3 12 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (5.19%) GDPR
5 7 (3.30%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (3.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 6 (2.83%) PMO
7 4 (1.89%) ISO 22301
7 4 (1.89%) PCI DSS
8 3 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.94%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.94%) NCSC
10 1 (0.47%) GMP
System Software
1 22 (10.38%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.66%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (0.94%) Docker
6 2 (0.94%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.47%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.47%) Firmware
7 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.83%) CASB
2 2 (0.94%) Ansible
2 2 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (0.94%) Puppet
2 2 (0.94%) SnapMirror
2 2 (0.94%) SnapVault
2 2 (0.94%) WSUS
3 1 (0.47%) Grafana
3 1 (0.47%) Graphite
3 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.47%) Nagios
3 1 (0.47%) NetApp OnCommand
3 1 (0.47%) Opsview
3 1 (0.47%) SCCM
3 1 (0.47%) ServerView Suite
3 1 (0.47%) Terraform
3 1 (0.47%) vMotion
Vendors
1 38 (17.92%) Microsoft
2 31 (14.62%) Cisco
3 27 (12.74%) Oracle
4 15 (7.08%) Juniper
5 14 (6.60%) VMware
6 8 (3.77%) Arista
6 8 (3.77%) Dell
7 7 (3.30%) Capita
7 7 (3.30%) Fortinet
7 7 (3.30%) HP
7 7 (3.30%) Veritas
8 6 (2.83%) Sun
9 5 (2.36%) Citrix
9 5 (2.36%) F5
9 5 (2.36%) Remedy
9 5 (2.36%) Virgin Media
10 3 (1.42%) BT
10 3 (1.42%) Google
10 3 (1.42%) Tableau
10 3 (1.42%) TOWER Software