Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > North West
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 119 151
Rank change year-on-year -23 +32 -55
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 288 332 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.22% 2.69% 1.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.14% 11.91% 7.36%
Number of salaries quoted 159 182 149
North West median annual salary £37,500 £35,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.90% -24.74% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £26,250 £30,061
90th Percentile £62,250 £61,250 £76,000
England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% -2.17% -3.16%

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 2,585 2,787 2,947
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.95% 22.62% 26.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,954 2,094 2,344
North West median annual salary £42,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.88% - -
10th Percentile £24,150 £23,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +8.89% -3.23% +3.33%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -9 165 £45,000 +20.00% 16
Cumbria +4 50 £40,018 +0.05% 2
Cheshire -46 31 £26,000 -25.71% 15
Lancashire +8 19 £32,500 -26.97% 3
Merseyside -30 18 £23,000 -29.23% 1
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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.

1 154 (53.47%) SC Cleared
2 123 (42.71%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (39.58%) C
4 81 (28.13%) Java
5 71 (24.65%) Windows
6 66 (22.92%) Linux
7 63 (21.88%) Software Engineering
7 63 (21.88%) Degree
8 60 (20.83%) Scrum
9 58 (20.14%) SDLC
10 57 (19.79%) Continuous Integration
11 56 (19.44%) DV Cleared
12 51 (17.71%) SQL
13 50 (17.36%) TDD
14 49 (17.01%) Microsoft
14 49 (17.01%) Active Directory
15 48 (16.67%) Python
15 48 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
16 47 (16.32%) DevOps
17 46 (15.97%) Finance
18 45 (15.63%) Software Delivery
19 43 (14.93%) ITIL
20 42 (14.58%) VMware
20 42 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
21 39 (13.54%) Hyper-V
22 38 (13.19%) BDD
22 38 (13.19%) Time Management
22 38 (13.19%) C++
22 38 (13.19%) Continuous Delivery
23 36 (12.50%) 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 27 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.68%) Skype for Business
3 21 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (5.21%) Apache Spark
5 11 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (3.13%) Apache Pig
7 8 (2.78%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.39%) NetWeaver
9 4 (1.39%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.39%) WebSphere Portal
10 3 (1.04%) IIS
11 2 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.69%) Confluence
11 2 (0.69%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.69%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.35%) Apache
12 1 (0.35%) Jupyter
Applications
1 23 (7.99%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.47%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (3.13%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.69%) Primavera
3 2 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 28 (9.72%) OpenShift
2 19 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.86%) Office 365
4 13 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (3.82%) IaaS
6 6 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (2.08%) PaaS
7 2 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.69%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.94%) Skype
2 17 (5.90%) DNS
3 13 (4.51%) Firewall
4 12 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 12 (4.17%) VPN
5 11 (3.82%) Network Security
6 10 (3.47%) Internet
7 6 (2.08%) LAN
8 5 (1.74%) DHCP
8 5 (1.74%) PBX
8 5 (1.74%) Reverse Proxy
8 5 (1.74%) SMTP
8 5 (1.74%) Unified Communications
8 5 (1.74%) VLAN
8 5 (1.74%) WAN
8 5 (1.74%) WLAN
9 4 (1.39%) SAN
10 2 (0.69%) Sourcefire
11 1 (0.35%) FTP
11 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.42%) Big Data
2 27 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.21%) Hadoop
4 12 (4.17%) Apache Hive
5 11 (3.82%) MS Access
6 10 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (3.47%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.78%) MySQL
8 6 (2.08%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.74%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.74%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.39%) GIS
10 4 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.04%) Apache Accumulo
11 3 (1.04%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.04%) HBase
11 3 (1.04%) Impala
11 3 (1.04%) Sqoop
12 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 27 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 20 (6.94%) Jenkins
3 14 (4.86%) Selenium
4 13 (4.51%) Cucumber
5 9 (3.13%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.39%) JIRA
7 2 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.35%) Hudson
8 1 (0.35%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.35%) Maven
8 1 (0.35%) Mocha
8 1 (0.35%) Mockito
8 1 (0.35%) MSI
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.35%) Subversion
8 1 (0.35%) Vagrant
General
1 46 (15.97%) Finance
2 25 (8.68%) Military
3 18 (6.25%) Retail
4 17 (5.90%) Manufacturing
5 14 (4.86%) Telecoms
6 13 (4.51%) Publishing
7 9 (3.13%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.35%) Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Electronics
8 1 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 49 (17.01%) Software Engineer
2 30 (10.42%) Analyst
2 30 (10.42%) Developer
3 21 (7.29%) Consultant
4 20 (6.94%) Architect
5 19 (6.60%) Integration Engineer
6 18 (6.25%) Test Engineer
7 15 (5.21%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 14 (4.86%) Java Engineer
9 13 (4.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 13 (4.51%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
9 13 (4.51%) Java Developer
9 13 (4.51%) Junior
9 13 (4.51%) Support Engineer
9 13 (4.51%) Tester
10 12 (4.17%) Automation Tester
10 12 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (3.82%) Senior Software Engineer
12 10 (3.47%) Java Software Engineer
12 10 (3.47%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.33%) CSS
2 22 (7.64%) HTML
3 19 (6.60%) REST
4 18 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
4 18 (6.25%) JMS
5 16 (5.56%) HTML5
6 15 (5.21%) Java EE
7 14 (4.86%) .NET
8 12 (4.17%) CSS3
8 12 (4.17%) jQuery
9 10 (3.47%) AngularJS
10 9 (3.13%) Apache Camel
11 7 (2.43%) Hibernate
11 7 (2.43%) Software Packaging
11 7 (2.43%) Velocity
11 7 (2.43%) Web Services
12 6 (2.08%) J2EE
12 6 (2.08%) Node.js
12 6 (2.08%) Spring
13 5 (1.74%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.29%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (6.60%) Management Information System
4 18 (6.25%) Driving Licence
5 16 (5.56%) Computer Science
6 10 (3.47%) PKI
7 9 (3.13%) Clustering
8 6 (2.08%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.08%) Smart Meter
8 6 (2.08%) Tandem
8 6 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.39%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.69%) CESG
10 2 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.69%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.69%) Robotics
10 2 (0.69%) Smart Energy
11 1 (0.35%) CMDB
11 1 (0.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 71 (24.65%) Windows
2 66 (22.92%) Linux
3 34 (11.81%) Windows Server
4 17 (5.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (5.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (4.86%) Windows 7
6 10 (3.47%) Unix
6 10 (3.47%) Windows 10
7 7 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.74%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.35%) CentOS
10 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (42.71%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (21.88%) Software Engineering
3 60 (20.83%) Scrum
4 58 (20.14%) SDLC
5 57 (19.79%) Continuous Integration
6 50 (17.36%) TDD
7 48 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 47 (16.32%) DevOps
9 45 (15.63%) Software Delivery
10 43 (14.93%) ITIL
11 42 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
12 38 (13.19%) BDD
12 38 (13.19%) Continuous Delivery
12 38 (13.19%) Time Management
13 36 (12.50%) Information Security
14 35 (12.15%) Project Management
15 32 (11.11%) Test Automation
16 29 (10.07%) Microservices
17 28 (9.72%) Service Delivery
18 27 (9.38%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 114 (39.58%) C
2 81 (28.13%) Java
3 51 (17.71%) SQL
4 48 (16.67%) Python
5 38 (13.19%) C++
6 30 (10.42%) JavaScript
7 26 (9.03%) C#
8 22 (7.64%) Perl
9 14 (4.86%) PowerShell
10 10 (3.47%) Ruby
10 10 (3.47%) VBA
11 7 (2.43%) Bash Shell
12 6 (2.08%) PHP
13 5 (1.74%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.39%) ABAP
15 3 (1.04%) Objective-C
15 3 (1.04%) VB
16 2 (0.69%) Java 8
16 2 (0.69%) VC++
17 1 (0.35%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 154 (53.47%) SC Cleared
2 63 (21.88%) Degree
3 56 (19.44%) DV Cleared
4 26 (9.03%) Numerate Degree
5 22 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (4.86%) CISSP
6 14 (4.86%) MCSE
7 7 (2.43%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (2.43%) CISM
7 7 (2.43%) GCIH
8 6 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (1.74%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (1.74%) GIAC
9 5 (1.74%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.74%) MCSA
10 4 (1.39%) MCP
11 3 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (1.04%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.51%) PMO
2 9 (3.13%) SLA
3 8 (2.78%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.43%) QA
5 6 (2.08%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.74%) GDPR
6 5 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.69%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.35%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 49 (17.01%) Active Directory
2 39 (13.54%) Hyper-V
3 33 (11.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (10.42%) Docker
5 3 (1.04%) Apache Flume
5 3 (1.04%) HDFS
6 2 (0.69%) Shibboleth
6 2 (0.69%) Snort
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.35%) vSphere
7 1 (0.35%) XenApp
7 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (10.42%) Kubernetes
2 20 (6.94%) SCCM
3 18 (6.25%) Kibana
3 18 (6.25%) Prometheus
4 5 (1.74%) SCOM
5 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (1.39%) MIMEsweeper
6 3 (1.04%) Ansible
6 3 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.04%) Puppet
6 3 (1.04%) Terraform
7 2 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.69%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 1 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.35%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.35%) Packer
8 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (17.01%) Microsoft
2 42 (14.58%) VMware
3 22 (7.64%) Oracle
4 17 (5.90%) SAP
5 15 (5.21%) Remedy
6 14 (4.86%) Capita
6 14 (4.86%) Citrix
7 8 (2.78%) Atlassian
7 8 (2.78%) Ivanti
8 7 (2.43%) BMC
9 6 (2.08%) Google
10 5 (1.74%) Acme Packet
10 5 (1.74%) EMC
10 5 (1.74%) HP
10 5 (1.74%) SolarWinds
10 5 (1.74%) Sonus
11 4 (1.39%) Fujitsu
12 3 (1.04%) Cloudera
12 3 (1.04%) CyberArk
13 2 (0.69%) NetWitness