Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > North West
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 126 212 166
Rank change year-on-year +86 -46 -55
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 210 145 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.41% 1.37% 1.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.49% 5.90% 9.29%
Number of salaries quoted 103 91 121
North West median annual salary £42,500 £49,482 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.11% +9.96% +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £91,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £51,750 £50,000 £45,400
% change year-on-year +3.50% +10.13% +0.89%

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 1,681 2,456 2,594
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.30% 23.23% 20.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,165 1,970 1,964
North West median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £66,175
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +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 25 January 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 25 January 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 +54 79 £40,000 -23.08% 31
Cumbria +4 61 £55,000 +22.22% 17
Cheshire +32 47 £47,000 -8.29% 14
Lancashire -7 14 £41,250 -16.64% 18
Merseyside +8 8 £37,500 +68.19% 6
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 95 (45.24%) SC Cleared
2 67 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (22.38%) Microsoft
4 40 (19.05%) SAP
5 39 (18.57%) Cybersecurity
6 38 (18.10%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (18.10%) Java
7 34 (16.19%) DV Cleared
8 33 (15.71%) Oracle
8 33 (15.71%) SAP SCM
8 33 (15.71%) Problem-Solving
9 32 (15.24%) Windows
10 29 (13.81%) Linux
11 28 (13.33%) ITIL
11 28 (13.33%) DevOps
12 27 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 25 (11.90%) VMware
13 25 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
14 23 (10.95%) Software Engineering
14 23 (10.95%) SLA
15 21 (10.00%) Python
15 21 (10.00%) JavaScript
15 21 (10.00%) Finance
16 20 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (9.52%) C#
16 20 (9.52%) Active Directory
16 20 (9.52%) SAP MM
17 19 (9.05%) Service Management
18 18 (8.57%) Citrix
18 18 (8.57%) Information Security

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 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
1 7 (3.33%) IIS
2 5 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.90%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (5.24%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.48%) PTC Creo
3 1 (0.48%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 33 (15.71%) SAP SCM
2 20 (9.52%) SAP MM
3 13 (6.19%) SAP SD
3 13 (6.19%) SAP WM
4 7 (3.33%) SAP PM
4 7 (3.33%) SAP PP
5 6 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (1.90%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (1.43%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (1.43%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.95%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.48%) HFM
9 1 (0.48%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.48%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.57%) AWS
2 16 (7.62%) Azure
3 13 (6.19%) Office 365
4 6 (2.86%) IaaS
5 5 (2.38%) PaaS
6 4 (1.90%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.43%) SaaS
8 2 (0.95%) Tricentis Tosca
9 1 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.48%) GCP
9 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.19%) DNS
2 11 (5.24%) Firewall
3 10 (4.76%) DHCP
4 6 (2.86%) LAN
4 6 (2.86%) WAN
5 5 (2.38%) Network Security
6 4 (1.90%) SAN
6 4 (1.90%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.90%) VPN
7 3 (1.43%) Internet
7 3 (1.43%) MPLS
8 2 (0.95%) SSL
9 1 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.48%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.71%) MongoDB
2 10 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.81%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.86%) Big Data
5 6 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (1.90%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.90%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2017
8 3 (1.43%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (1.43%) SAP HANA
8 3 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (5.71%) JIRA
2 6 (2.86%) Selenium
3 3 (1.43%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.95%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.95%) Bitbucket Server
4 2 (0.95%) git-flow
4 2 (0.95%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.95%) JUnit
4 2 (0.95%) Mockito
5 1 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.48%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.48%) GitLab
5 1 (0.48%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (10.00%) Finance
2 11 (5.24%) Public Sector
3 10 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.33%) Military
5 5 (2.38%) Aerospace
5 5 (2.38%) Law
5 5 (2.38%) Marketing
5 5 (2.38%) Police
6 3 (1.43%) Electronics
6 3 (1.43%) Local Government
7 2 (0.95%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.48%) Avionics
8 1 (0.48%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (17.14%) Consultant
2 26 (12.38%) SAP Consultant
3 20 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (8.57%) Developer
5 17 (8.10%) Architect
6 16 (7.62%) Analyst
7 15 (7.14%) Software Engineer
8 13 (6.19%) IT Engineer
8 13 (6.19%) SAP MM Consultant
8 13 (6.19%) SAP SD Consultant
8 13 (6.19%) SAP SD/MM Consultant
8 13 (6.19%) SAP WM Consultant
9 11 (5.24%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (4.76%) DBA
10 10 (4.76%) SAP Architect
11 9 (4.29%) Administrator
11 9 (4.29%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (4.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (4.29%) Software Developer
12 8 (3.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.67%) Spring
2 10 (4.76%) React
3 8 (3.81%) HTML
3 8 (3.81%) HTML5
3 8 (3.81%) Redux
3 8 (3.81%) Spring Boot
4 7 (3.33%) .NET
4 7 (3.33%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.90%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.43%) J2EE
6 3 (1.43%) Middleware
6 3 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (1.43%) RESTful
7 2 (0.95%) Apache Camel
7 2 (0.95%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.95%) JMS
7 2 (0.95%) LDAP
7 2 (0.95%) REST
7 2 (0.95%) Spring Integration
8 1 (0.48%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 38 (18.10%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.10%) Cyberthreat
3 12 (5.71%) Clustering
4 11 (5.24%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.29%) User Experience
6 8 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (3.81%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (3.33%) Cloud Native
8 5 (2.38%) e-Learning
9 4 (1.90%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.90%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.90%) Social Network
10 3 (1.43%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.43%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.95%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.95%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 2 (0.95%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.95%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.95%) Replication
11 2 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.24%) Windows
2 29 (13.81%) Linux
3 14 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.76%) Unix
5 8 (3.81%) CentOS
5 8 (3.81%) Windows 10
6 7 (3.33%) Solaris
6 7 (3.33%) SUSE
6 7 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.90%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.95%) Android
9 2 (0.95%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (18.57%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (15.71%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (13.33%) DevOps
4 28 (13.33%) ITIL
5 27 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 23 (10.95%) Software Engineering
7 20 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (9.05%) Service Management
9 18 (8.57%) Information Security
9 18 (8.57%) Problem Management
10 17 (8.10%) Change Management
11 16 (7.62%) Project Management
12 15 (7.14%) Analytics
13 13 (6.19%) Machine Learning
13 13 (6.19%) Scrum
14 12 (5.71%) Break/Fix
14 12 (5.71%) Test Automation
15 11 (5.24%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (5.24%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 38 (18.10%) Java
2 21 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 21 (10.00%) Python
3 20 (9.52%) C#
4 14 (6.67%) SQL
5 9 (4.29%) C++
6 8 (3.81%) C
6 8 (3.81%) Java 8
7 3 (1.43%) ABAP
7 3 (1.43%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.43%) Perl
7 3 (1.43%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.95%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.95%) Scala
9 1 (0.48%) Go
9 1 (0.48%) Microsoft R
9 1 (0.48%) R
9 1 (0.48%) Ruby
9 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (45.24%) SC Cleared
2 34 (16.19%) DV Cleared
3 16 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (6.67%) MCSE
5 12 (5.71%) MCSA
6 11 (5.24%) MCITP
6 11 (5.24%) MCTS
7 10 (4.76%) Degree
8 5 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.38%) CISSP
9 4 (1.90%) CCNA
9 4 (1.90%) CCNP
9 4 (1.90%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (1.90%) CISM
9 4 (1.90%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.43%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.95%) CISA
11 2 (0.95%) GCFA
11 2 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.95%) SLA
2 8 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 3 (1.43%) GDPR
3 3 (1.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (1.43%) ISO 22301
3 3 (1.43%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.95%) NIST
4 2 (0.95%) RMADS
5 1 (0.48%) GMP
5 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 25 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 11 (5.24%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (4.76%) Docker
5 7 (3.33%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.95%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (0.95%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.95%) vSphere
8 1 (0.48%) Firmware
8 1 (0.48%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (4.29%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (1.90%) SCCM
3 4 (1.90%) WSUS
4 3 (1.43%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (1.43%) Pacemaker
4 3 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.95%) NetApp OnCommand
5 2 (0.95%) QRadar
5 2 (0.95%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.95%) vMotion
6 1 (0.48%) Ansible
6 1 (0.48%) Grafana
6 1 (0.48%) Graphite
6 1 (0.48%) Nagios
6 1 (0.48%) Opsview
6 1 (0.48%) Puppet
6 1 (0.48%) Terraform
6 1 (0.48%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 47 (22.38%) Microsoft
2 40 (19.05%) SAP
3 33 (15.71%) Oracle
4 25 (11.90%) VMware
5 18 (8.57%) Citrix
6 12 (5.71%) Cisco
7 11 (5.24%) TOWER Software
8 8 (3.81%) Atlassian
8 8 (3.81%) CheckPoint
8 8 (3.81%) McAfee
9 7 (3.33%) Sun
9 7 (3.33%) Symantec
10 6 (2.86%) HP
10 6 (2.86%) LogRhythm
11 5 (2.38%) FireEye
11 5 (2.38%) Remedy
11 5 (2.38%) Virgin Media
12 4 (1.90%) Dell
12 4 (1.90%) Splunk
13 3 (1.43%) Talend