Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
England > North West
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 160 149
Rank change year-on-year +29 -11 -30
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 312 259 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.56% 1.96% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.26% 8.89% 8.20%
Number of salaries quoted 179 150 167
North West median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,850 £27,425 £32,400
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,750 £60,500
England median annual salary £49,500 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.32% -1.05% -

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 2,544 2,913 2,767
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.86% 22.06% 23.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,898 2,215 2,274
North West median annual salary £43,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.13% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,467 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.60% -2.18% +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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +42 171 £45,000 +12.50% 21
Cheshire +4 58 £50,000 +42.86% 12
Lancashire +27 30 £36,550 -39.08% 9
Cumbria +5 28 £40,000 - 8
Merseyside -9 21 £44,500 -19.09% 3
Security Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 148 (47.44%) SC Cleared
2 125 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (29.81%) C
4 83 (26.60%) Java
5 74 (23.72%) Continuous Integration
6 66 (21.15%) DV Cleared
6 66 (21.15%) SDLC
7 65 (20.83%) Windows
8 61 (19.55%) Software Engineering
9 59 (18.91%) Linux
10 58 (18.59%) Microsoft
10 58 (18.59%) TDD
10 58 (18.59%) Software Delivery
11 55 (17.63%) Continuous Improvement
12 54 (17.31%) Degree
13 52 (16.67%) Test Automation
13 52 (16.67%) Scrum
14 51 (16.35%) Project Management
14 51 (16.35%) BDD
15 46 (14.74%) ITIL
16 45 (14.42%) Information Security
17 43 (13.78%) MCSE
17 43 (13.78%) Python
17 43 (13.78%) C++
17 43 (13.78%) Microsoft Certification
17 43 (13.78%) Time Management
17 43 (13.78%) Presales
18 42 (13.46%) Big Data
19 41 (13.14%) SQL Server
20 39 (12.50%) Active Directory

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 14 (4.49%) Apache Pig
2 10 (3.21%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.88%) Skype for Business
4 8 (2.56%) Apache Spark
4 8 (2.56%) Confluence
4 8 (2.56%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.60%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.96%) Apache
7 3 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.96%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.32%) IIS
8 1 (0.32%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 22 (7.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (3.21%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.28%) Primavera
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (6.41%) Office 365
4 5 (1.60%) OpenShift
5 4 (1.28%) IaaS
6 3 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.64%) PaaS
8 1 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.33%) Network Security
2 24 (7.69%) Firewall
3 14 (4.49%) TCP/IP
4 13 (4.17%) LAN
5 12 (3.85%) WAN
6 11 (3.53%) HTTP
6 11 (3.53%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (3.21%) SSL
8 9 (2.88%) Internet
9 7 (2.24%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (1.92%) Cisco IPT
10 6 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (1.28%) DNS
11 4 (1.28%) Unified Communications
11 4 (1.28%) VPN
11 4 (1.28%) Wireless
12 3 (0.96%) Skype
12 3 (0.96%) VLAN
13 2 (0.64%) NetScaler
13 2 (0.64%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (13.46%) Big Data
2 41 (13.14%) SQL Server
3 18 (5.77%) Hadoop
4 15 (4.81%) Apache Hive
5 13 (4.17%) MySQL
6 10 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.56%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.24%) MS Access
9 5 (1.60%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.28%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.32%) Apache Accumulo
11 1 (0.32%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 1 (0.32%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 1 (0.32%) Cognos Query Studio
11 1 (0.32%) Cognos Report Studio
11 1 (0.32%) DataStage
11 1 (0.32%) DB2
11 1 (0.32%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (0.32%) Impala
11 1 (0.32%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 36 (11.54%) Selenium
2 25 (8.01%) Cucumber
3 21 (6.73%) JIRA
4 16 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 16 (5.13%) Git (software)
5 12 (3.85%) Bitbucket
6 10 (3.21%) CodeSonar
6 10 (3.21%) git-flow
6 10 (3.21%) Robot Framework
7 9 (2.88%) Jenkins
8 5 (1.60%) JUnit
9 4 (1.28%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.64%) EasyMock
10 2 (0.64%) Maven
10 2 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.64%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.32%) Appium
11 1 (0.32%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.32%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 32 (10.26%) Military
2 29 (9.29%) Finance
3 16 (5.13%) Retail
4 14 (4.49%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.21%) Legal
6 9 (2.88%) Law
6 9 (2.88%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.56%) Publishing
8 5 (1.60%) Electronics
9 3 (0.96%) Automotive
9 3 (0.96%) Games
9 3 (0.96%) Marketing
10 2 (0.64%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 50 (16.03%) Software Engineer
2 35 (11.22%) Architect
3 34 (10.90%) Developer
4 27 (8.65%) Analyst
5 26 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 24 (7.69%) Consultant
7 19 (6.09%) Integration Engineer
7 19 (6.09%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 18 (5.77%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
9 17 (5.45%) Java Engineer
10 16 (5.13%) Java Software Engineer
11 15 (4.81%) Technical Architect
12 14 (4.49%) Cloud Architect
12 14 (4.49%) Lead Architect
12 14 (4.49%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
12 14 (4.49%) Senior Integration Engineer
12 14 (4.49%) Senior Software Engineer
12 14 (4.49%) Senior Test and Integration Engineer
12 14 (4.49%) Senior Test Engineer
12 14 (4.49%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.69%) .NET
2 20 (6.41%) Java EE
3 15 (4.81%) REST
4 11 (3.53%) SOAP
5 10 (3.21%) .NET Framework
5 10 (3.21%) ASP.NET
5 10 (3.21%) Django
5 10 (3.21%) LAMP
5 10 (3.21%) Node.js
5 10 (3.21%) RabbitMQ
5 10 (3.21%) SAP Basis
5 10 (3.21%) Spring MVC
5 10 (3.21%) STL
6 8 (2.56%) J2EE
7 6 (1.92%) HTML
7 6 (1.92%) WebCenter
8 5 (1.60%) CSS
8 5 (1.60%) HTML5
8 5 (1.60%) Velocity
8 5 (1.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 21 (6.73%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.53%) Data Centre
5 10 (3.21%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.88%) Driving Licence
7 8 (2.56%) Clustering
8 6 (1.92%) PKI
9 5 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.28%) Smart Meter
10 4 (1.28%) User Experience
11 3 (0.96%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 3 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.96%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.64%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.64%) Robotics
12 2 (0.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 65 (20.83%) Windows
2 59 (18.91%) Linux
3 29 (9.29%) Windows Server
4 21 (6.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (6.41%) Unix
6 19 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (3.53%) Windows 10
8 10 (3.21%) Android
8 10 (3.21%) Apple iOS
8 10 (3.21%) Mac OS X
8 10 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (2.24%) CentOS
9 7 (2.24%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.28%) Solaris
11 1 (0.32%) AIX
11 1 (0.32%) HPUX
11 1 (0.32%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (23.72%) Continuous Integration
3 66 (21.15%) SDLC
4 61 (19.55%) Software Engineering
5 58 (18.59%) Software Delivery
5 58 (18.59%) TDD
6 55 (17.63%) Continuous Improvement
7 52 (16.67%) Scrum
7 52 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 51 (16.35%) BDD
8 51 (16.35%) Project Management
9 46 (14.74%) ITIL
10 45 (14.42%) Information Security
11 43 (13.78%) Presales
11 43 (13.78%) Time Management
12 39 (12.50%) SOLID
13 37 (11.86%) Line Management
13 37 (11.86%) Visualisation
14 35 (11.22%) Cybersecurity
14 35 (11.22%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 93 (29.81%) C
2 83 (26.60%) Java
3 43 (13.78%) C++
3 43 (13.78%) Python
4 34 (10.90%) C#
5 27 (8.65%) JavaScript
6 25 (8.01%) SQL
7 20 (6.41%) Perl
8 16 (5.13%) Bash Shell
9 15 (4.81%) PowerShell
10 13 (4.17%) PHP
11 12 (3.85%) Objective-C
12 10 (3.21%) ABAP
13 6 (1.92%) VBA
14 3 (0.96%) Assembly Language
14 3 (0.96%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.96%) Ruby
15 2 (0.64%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.64%) VB
16 1 (0.32%) VC++
Qualifications
1 148 (47.44%) SC Cleared
2 66 (21.15%) DV Cleared
3 54 (17.31%) Degree
4 43 (13.78%) MCSE
4 43 (13.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (7.37%) Numerate Degree
6 21 (6.73%) CISSP
7 20 (6.41%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (5.77%) CCNA
9 15 (4.81%) MCP
10 14 (4.49%) Citrix Certification
10 14 (4.49%) GIAC
11 13 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (3.21%) CompTIA Security+
12 10 (3.21%) Linux+ Certification
12 10 (3.21%) Network+ Certification
12 10 (3.21%) SANS
12 10 (3.21%) SSCP
13 9 (2.88%) CCNP
14 8 (2.56%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.41%) GDPR
2 13 (4.17%) SLA
3 7 (2.24%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.24%) PMO
4 5 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.28%) QA
6 3 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.96%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.64%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.32%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 39 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 27 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 17 (5.45%) Docker
5 15 (4.81%) vSphere
6 3 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.32%) HDFS
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.32%) XenApp
7 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (3.53%) Puppet
2 10 (3.21%) Salt
3 6 (1.92%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.28%) Kibana
4 4 (1.28%) Prometheus
4 4 (1.28%) SCOM
4 4 (1.28%) WSUS
5 3 (0.96%) SCCM
6 2 (0.64%) Ansible
6 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.32%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.32%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.32%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 58 (18.59%) Microsoft
2 31 (9.94%) VMware
3 28 (8.97%) Oracle
4 25 (8.01%) SAP
5 20 (6.41%) Citrix
6 10 (3.21%) Cisco
7 9 (2.88%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.56%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.60%) Remedy
9 5 (1.60%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.28%) Capita
10 4 (1.28%) EMC
10 4 (1.28%) Google
10 4 (1.28%) IBM
10 4 (1.28%) NetApp
10 4 (1.28%) Sun
11 3 (0.96%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.64%) Acme Packet
12 2 (0.64%) Ivanti
12 2 (0.64%) Palo Alto