Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > North West
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 102 141
Rank change year-on-year -61 +39 -62
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 238 379 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.87% 3.07% 2.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.34% 13.63% 7.62%
Number of salaries quoted 119 236 189
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -8.60%
10th Percentile £25,500 £28,750 £25,600
90th Percentile £75,500 £61,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 2,549 2,781 3,243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.05% 22.55% 26.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,937 2,143 2,492
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% -1.88%
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018. 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 0 145 £45,000 +5.88% 26
Cheshire -33 30 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Cumbria -1 26 £45,000 +33.33% 7
Merseyside -48 23 £45,000 +23.29% 12
Lancashire 0 10 £40,000 - 6
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 137 (57.56%) SC Cleared
2 107 (44.96%) C
3 105 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (37.39%) Linux
5 82 (34.45%) Java
6 68 (28.57%) DevOps
7 63 (26.47%) DV Cleared
8 62 (26.05%) Scrum
9 61 (25.63%) Windows
10 57 (23.95%) Software Engineering
11 55 (23.11%) Degree
12 50 (21.01%) Python
13 47 (19.75%) Microsoft
13 47 (19.75%) Analytical Skills
14 46 (19.33%) SQL
15 44 (18.49%) C++
15 44 (18.49%) Git (software)
16 40 (16.81%) Finance
16 40 (16.81%) Kubernetes
16 40 (16.81%) Docker
17 39 (16.39%) ITIL
18 38 (15.97%) OpenShift
19 34 (14.29%) Active Directory
20 33 (13.87%) Time Management
20 33 (13.87%) Continuous Delivery
21 32 (13.45%) Use Case
22 31 (13.03%) Test Automation
22 31 (13.03%) Microservices
23 29 (12.18%) Numerate Degree
24 28 (11.76%) Jenkins

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 18 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 18 (7.56%) MS Exchange
2 17 (7.14%) Skype for Business
3 13 (5.46%) Apache Spark
4 10 (4.20%) Apache Pig
4 10 (4.20%) Confluence
4 10 (4.20%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (4.20%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.68%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.68%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (1.26%) K2 blackpearl
7 3 (1.26%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.84%) Apache
8 2 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.10%) 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 5 (2.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.68%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.68%) Primavera
3 3 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.26%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 38 (15.97%) OpenShift
2 12 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.78%) Office 365
4 4 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.26%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.84%) Serverless
7 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.42%) IaaS
7 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.72%) Firewall
2 14 (5.88%) Skype
3 13 (5.46%) DNS
4 12 (5.04%) Network Security
5 9 (3.78%) WAN
6 7 (2.94%) LAN
6 7 (2.94%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.52%) Internet
7 6 (2.52%) VPN
8 5 (2.10%) Wireshark
9 4 (1.68%) IPsec
10 3 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.26%) VLAN
11 2 (0.84%) DAB
11 2 (0.84%) DHCP
11 2 (0.84%) SMTP
12 1 (0.42%) FTP
12 1 (0.42%) SAN
12 1 (0.42%) TACACS
12 1 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.30%) Big Data
1 15 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.46%) Apache Hive
2 13 (5.46%) Hadoop
2 13 (5.46%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.20%) MongoDB
3 10 (4.20%) MySQL
3 10 (4.20%) RDBMS
4 8 (3.36%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.68%) GIS
5 4 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.26%) Apache Accumulo
6 3 (1.26%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.26%) HBase
6 3 (1.26%) Impala
6 3 (1.26%) Power BI
6 3 (1.26%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.42%) DB2
Development Applications
1 44 (18.49%) Git (software)
2 28 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 11 (4.62%) JIRA
4 10 (4.20%) Cucumber
4 10 (4.20%) Selenium
5 6 (2.52%) Subversion
6 5 (2.10%) Metasploit
7 3 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.84%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.84%) EasyMock
8 2 (0.84%) JUnit
9 1 (0.42%) Hudson
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.42%) Vagrant
General
1 40 (16.81%) Finance
2 21 (8.82%) Military
3 14 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 10 (4.20%) Publishing
4 10 (4.20%) Retail
5 4 (1.68%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.26%) Legal
6 3 (1.26%) Marketing
7 2 (0.84%) Banking
7 2 (0.84%) Electronics
8 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.42%) Back Office
8 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (21.01%) Software Engineer
2 39 (16.39%) Analyst
3 20 (8.40%) Java Engineer
4 19 (7.98%) Consultant
5 16 (6.72%) Java Software Engineer
6 14 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
6 14 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
7 13 (5.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 11 (4.62%) SAP Consultant
8 11 (4.62%) Security Analyst
8 11 (4.62%) Software Tester
8 11 (4.62%) Test Engineer
8 11 (4.62%) Tester
9 10 (4.20%) Automation Tester
9 10 (4.20%) Business Analyst
9 10 (4.20%) C++ Software Engineer
9 10 (4.20%) Developer
9 10 (4.20%) Test and Integration Engineer
10 9 (3.78%) Architect
10 9 (3.78%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.08%) REST
2 20 (8.40%) ActiveMQ
2 20 (8.40%) JMS
3 17 (7.14%) CSS
4 16 (6.72%) AngularJS
4 16 (6.72%) HTML
4 16 (6.72%) jQuery
5 15 (6.30%) Java EE
5 15 (6.30%) Spring
6 14 (5.88%) Apache Camel
7 13 (5.46%) Hibernate
7 13 (5.46%) HTML5
7 13 (5.46%) Web Services
8 12 (5.04%) CSS3
9 11 (4.62%) .NET
9 11 (4.62%) J2EE
10 10 (4.20%) LAMP
10 10 (4.20%) Middleware
10 10 (4.20%) Node.js
11 9 (3.78%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (19.75%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.98%) Management Information System
3 17 (7.14%) PKI
4 16 (6.72%) Driving Licence
5 14 (5.88%) Computer Science
6 13 (5.46%) Smart Meter
7 8 (3.36%) Client/Server
8 7 (2.94%) User Experience
9 5 (2.10%) CESG
9 5 (2.10%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.68%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.26%) Clustering
11 3 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.84%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.84%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 2 (0.84%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 89 (37.39%) Linux
2 61 (25.63%) Windows
3 22 (9.24%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.78%) Unix
5 6 (2.52%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.68%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.84%) CentOS
8 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.84%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (28.57%) DevOps
3 62 (26.05%) Scrum
4 57 (23.95%) Software Engineering
5 39 (16.39%) ITIL
6 33 (13.87%) Continuous Delivery
6 33 (13.87%) Time Management
7 32 (13.45%) Use Case
8 31 (13.03%) Microservices
8 31 (13.03%) Test Automation
9 28 (11.76%) Information Security
10 25 (10.50%) SDLC
11 23 (9.66%) Integration Testing
12 22 (9.24%) Requirements Analysis
13 21 (8.82%) Change Management
14 20 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (8.40%) Process Management
14 20 (8.40%) Software Testing
15 19 (7.98%) Analytics
15 19 (7.98%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (44.96%) C
2 82 (34.45%) Java
3 50 (21.01%) Python
4 46 (19.33%) SQL
5 44 (18.49%) C++
6 27 (11.34%) JavaScript
7 20 (8.40%) Perl
8 16 (6.72%) C#
9 12 (5.04%) Ruby
10 7 (2.94%) ABAP
11 4 (1.68%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.84%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.84%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 137 (57.56%) SC Cleared
2 63 (26.47%) DV Cleared
3 55 (23.11%) Degree
4 29 (12.18%) Numerate Degree
5 21 (8.82%) CISSP
6 15 (6.30%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (5.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (5.04%) GIAC
9 11 (4.62%) GCIH
10 10 (4.20%) CISM
11 9 (3.78%) CCIE
11 9 (3.78%) CCNA
12 8 (3.36%) CCNP
13 6 (2.52%) CESG Certified Professional
14 5 (2.10%) ISTQB
15 4 (1.68%) CEH
15 4 (1.68%) ISSAP
15 4 (1.68%) SANS
15 4 (1.68%) SSCP
16 3 (1.26%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.62%) SLA
2 6 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.52%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.10%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.10%) QA
4 4 (1.68%) GDPR
5 2 (0.84%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.42%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.42%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (16.81%) Docker
2 34 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 24 (10.08%) Hyper-V
4 22 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.26%) Apache Flume
5 3 (1.26%) HDFS
5 3 (1.26%) Snort
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.42%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 40 (16.81%) Kubernetes
2 21 (8.82%) SCCM
3 20 (8.40%) Kibana
3 20 (8.40%) Prometheus
4 4 (1.68%) Ansible
4 4 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.68%) Puppet
4 4 (1.68%) Terraform
5 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.26%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 1 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.42%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.42%) Packer
6 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (19.75%) Microsoft
2 27 (11.34%) VMware
3 24 (10.08%) Oracle
4 18 (7.56%) Atlassian
5 11 (4.62%) Remedy
5 11 (4.62%) SAP
6 8 (3.36%) Capita
6 8 (3.36%) Cisco
7 7 (2.94%) Juniper
8 5 (2.10%) BMC
8 5 (2.10%) Citrix
8 5 (2.10%) IBM
8 5 (2.10%) Ivanti
8 5 (2.10%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.68%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.68%) Fujitsu
10 3 (1.26%) McAfee
10 3 (1.26%) Sourcefire
10 3 (1.26%) Splunk
10 3 (1.26%) Trend Micro