Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > North West
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 172 128
Rank change year-on-year +109 -44 +16
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 220 183 332
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 3.86% 1.73% 2.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.45% 7.61% 12.75%
Number of salaries quoted 121 111 197
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +20.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £33,750 £22,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% +0.80%

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 1,131 2,404 2,603
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.85% 22.75% 20.49%
Number of salaries quoted 786 1,589 1,940
Median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £24,000 £23,783
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in the North West over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

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 4 July 2020. 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 +45 77 £52,500 +0.78% 7
Cheshire +42 49 £52,284 +34.06% 6
Cumbria +14 49 £47,500 - 11
Lancashire +67 29 £45,000 -7.78% 4
Merseyside +18 10 £57,500 +84.00%
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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.

1 116 (52.73%) SC Cleared
2 81 (36.82%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (22.27%) DV Cleared
4 45 (20.45%) Cybersecurity
5 40 (18.18%) ITIL
6 39 (17.73%) Problem-Solving
7 37 (16.82%) Java
7 37 (16.82%) Analytical Skills
8 32 (14.55%) Microsoft
9 30 (13.64%) Python
10 28 (12.73%) Software Engineering
11 27 (12.27%) ITSM
11 27 (12.27%) Information Security
12 25 (11.36%) Data Science
13 23 (10.45%) SLA
13 23 (10.45%) Law
13 23 (10.45%) Machine Learning
14 22 (10.00%) DevOps
14 22 (10.00%) Public Sector
15 21 (9.55%) Finance
15 21 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (9.55%) Back Office
15 21 (9.55%) C#
16 20 (9.09%) Police
17 19 (8.64%) Legal
18 17 (7.73%) LAN
18 17 (7.73%) WAN
18 17 (7.73%) Analytics
18 17 (7.73%) Docker
18 17 (7.73%) Degree

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 7 (3.18%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.27%) Confluence
2 5 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.27%) Jupyter
2 5 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.36%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.36%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.91%) IIS
5 1 (0.45%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (3.18%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.45%) PTC Creo
2 1 (0.45%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (4.55%) SAP SCM
2 9 (4.09%) SAP MM
2 9 (4.09%) SAP SD
3 8 (3.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 7 (3.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (2.73%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (2.27%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (2.27%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (2.27%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (2.27%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (2.27%) Relativity
6 5 (2.27%) Ringtail
6 5 (2.27%) SAP WM
7 4 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (1.82%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (1.36%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (1.36%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.91%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
10 1 (0.45%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.73%) Azure
2 16 (7.27%) AWS
3 9 (4.09%) Office 365
4 4 (1.82%) IaaS
4 4 (1.82%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.36%) GCP
5 3 (1.36%) PaaS
5 3 (1.36%) Serverless
6 2 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.91%) SaaS
7 1 (0.45%) G Suite
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle CX
7 1 (0.45%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.73%) LAN
1 17 (7.73%) WAN
2 16 (7.27%) Firewall
3 13 (5.91%) TCP/IP
4 12 (5.45%) DHCP
5 11 (5.00%) VPN
6 10 (4.55%) Internet
7 9 (4.09%) DNS
7 9 (4.09%) MPLS
7 9 (4.09%) Network Security
8 6 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.82%) OSPF
10 3 (1.36%) Broadband
10 3 (1.36%) Converged Networks
10 3 (1.36%) SAN
10 3 (1.36%) VLAN
11 2 (0.91%) BGP
11 2 (0.91%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (0.45%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.64%) Big Data
2 5 (2.27%) EDRMS
2 5 (2.27%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.36%) Apache Accumulo
3 3 (1.36%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.36%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.91%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.45%) Essbase
5 1 (0.45%) MySQL
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Smart View
5 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 17 (7.73%) JIRA
2 9 (4.09%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.73%) Bitbucket
4 4 (1.82%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.82%) git-flow
4 4 (1.82%) Metasploit
4 4 (1.82%) Selenium
5 3 (1.36%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.91%) JMeter
6 2 (0.91%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.91%) Maven
6 2 (0.91%) NeoLoad
6 2 (0.91%) SilkPerformer
6 2 (0.91%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.45%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.45%) Gradle
7 1 (0.45%) Mockito
7 1 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.45%) SoapUI
General
1 23 (10.45%) Law
2 22 (10.00%) Public Sector
3 21 (9.55%) Back Office
3 21 (9.55%) Finance
4 20 (9.09%) Police
5 19 (8.64%) Legal
6 10 (4.55%) Manufacturing
7 8 (3.64%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.27%) Aerospace
8 5 (2.27%) General Ledger
9 3 (1.36%) Retail
10 2 (0.91%) Banking
10 2 (0.91%) Games
10 2 (0.91%) Marketing
11 1 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (12.73%) Analyst
2 27 (12.27%) Consultant
3 26 (11.82%) Software Engineer
4 15 (6.82%) SAP Consultant
5 13 (5.91%) Architect
6 9 (4.09%) Administrator
6 9 (4.09%) Developer
6 9 (4.09%) SAP MM Consultant
6 9 (4.09%) SAP SD Consultant
6 9 (4.09%) SAP SD/MM Consultant
7 8 (3.64%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (3.64%) Network Engineer
7 8 (3.64%) Senior Software Engineer
7 8 (3.64%) Support Analyst
8 7 (3.18%) Data Manager
9 6 (2.73%) E-Business Analyst
9 6 (2.73%) Oracle Analyst
9 6 (2.73%) Oracle Support Analyst
9 6 (2.73%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.55%) Spring
2 9 (4.09%) HTML
3 8 (3.64%) Spring Boot
4 7 (3.18%) HTML5
5 5 (2.27%) Java EE
5 5 (2.27%) Redux
6 4 (1.82%) Kafka
7 3 (1.36%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.36%) Apache NiFi
7 3 (1.36%) CSS
7 3 (1.36%) Gherkin
7 3 (1.36%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (1.36%) STL
7 3 (1.36%) Web Services
8 2 (0.91%) .NET
8 2 (0.91%) CSS3
8 2 (0.91%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.45%) JAX-RS
9 1 (0.45%) React
9 1 (0.45%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.82%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.45%) Security Operations Centre
3 10 (4.55%) Cybercrime
3 10 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (4.09%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.64%) CMDB
5 8 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.18%) Driving Licence
6 7 (3.18%) User Experience
7 6 (2.73%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.73%) e-Learning
8 5 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.82%) Smart Meter
10 3 (1.36%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.91%) Cyberattack
11 2 (0.91%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.91%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.45%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.27%) Windows
2 13 (5.91%) Linux
3 7 (3.18%) CentOS
4 6 (2.73%) Android
4 6 (2.73%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.82%) Kali Linux
5 4 (1.82%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.36%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.91%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.45%) Unix
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (36.82%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (20.45%) Cybersecurity
3 40 (18.18%) ITIL
4 39 (17.73%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (12.73%) Software Engineering
6 27 (12.27%) Information Security
6 27 (12.27%) ITSM
7 25 (11.36%) Data Science
8 23 (10.45%) Machine Learning
9 22 (10.00%) DevOps
10 21 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (7.73%) Analytics
11 17 (7.73%) Security Operations
12 16 (7.27%) Mentoring
12 16 (7.27%) PRINCE2
13 15 (6.82%) Configuration Management
13 15 (6.82%) Information Management
14 14 (6.36%) Incident Management
14 14 (6.36%) Scrum
15 13 (5.91%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (16.82%) Java
2 30 (13.64%) Python
3 21 (9.55%) C#
4 16 (7.27%) JavaScript
5 12 (5.45%) C
6 10 (4.55%) C++
6 10 (4.55%) Java 8
7 8 (3.64%) Bash Shell
8 7 (3.18%) SQL
9 6 (2.73%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.82%) Go
11 3 (1.36%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.36%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.45%) Perl
12 1 (0.45%) Ruby
12 1 (0.45%) Scala
12 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 116 (52.73%) SC Cleared
2 49 (22.27%) DV Cleared
3 17 (7.73%) Degree
4 12 (5.45%) CISSP
5 11 (5.00%) CCNP
5 11 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (2.73%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (2.73%) CISM
7 6 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.73%) SANS
8 5 (2.27%) CCNA
8 5 (2.27%) MCSE
9 4 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.82%) HNC
9 4 (1.82%) MCSA
10 3 (1.36%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (1.36%) MCITP
10 3 (1.36%) Postgraduate
10 3 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.45%) SLA
2 9 (4.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.82%) GDPR
4 2 (0.91%) NIST
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (7.73%) Docker
2 12 (5.45%) Active Directory
3 11 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.82%) Snort
5 2 (0.91%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.91%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.45%) KVM
6 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (5.45%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.64%) Ansible
3 7 (3.18%) OpenView
4 6 (2.73%) BMC PATROL
4 6 (2.73%) Nagios
4 6 (2.73%) SCOM
4 6 (2.73%) Tivoli
4 6 (2.73%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 6 (2.73%) vRealize
5 5 (2.27%) FortiGate
5 5 (2.27%) FTK
6 2 (0.91%) Puppet
6 2 (0.91%) Terraform
6 2 (0.91%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.45%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.45%) Cacti
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.27%) ServiceNow
3 15 (6.82%) Cisco
3 15 (6.82%) SAP
4 14 (6.36%) Oracle
5 13 (5.91%) VMware
6 12 (5.45%) TOWER Software
7 10 (4.55%) Capita
7 10 (4.55%) Citrix
7 10 (4.55%) HP
8 8 (3.64%) Remedy
9 7 (3.18%) CA
10 6 (2.73%) Atlassian
10 6 (2.73%) BMC
10 6 (2.73%) IBM
10 6 (2.73%) Juniper
10 6 (2.73%) Meraki
10 6 (2.73%) SolarWinds
10 6 (2.73%) Virgin Media
11 5 (2.27%) LogRhythm