Period
to 25 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 48 67
Rank change year-on-year +21 +19 -13
Permanent jobs citing SC Cleared 82 2 5
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 10.90% 0.62% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.89% 3.92% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 3
10th Percentile " £62,250 £34,000
25th Percentile £21,250 £63,750 £38,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £22,500 £67,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -66.67% +35.00% -9.09%
75th Percentile £23,750 £71,250 £54,375
90th Percentile £29,750 £72,750 £54,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +1.85% +8.00%

SC 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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 235 51 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 31.25% 15.84% 17.50%
Number of salaries quoted 98 19 59
10th Percentile £25,875 £29,300 £23,000
25th Percentile £36,188 £35,000 £25,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% - +26.98%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £62,750 £62,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Northern Ireland

SC Cleared
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for SC Cleared in Northern Ireland

SC Cleared
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 25 October 2021. 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
County Antrim +24 81 £22,500 -66.67% 4
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, IT jobs citing SC 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 82 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 78 (95.12%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (89.02%) Java
3 73 (89.02%) BDD
4 52 (63.41%) Public Sector
5 49 (59.76%) SQL
5 49 (59.76%) C#
6 48 (58.54%) .NET
6 48 (58.54%) TDD
6 48 (58.54%) Hibernate
6 48 (58.54%) Scrum
6 48 (58.54%) Spring
6 48 (58.54%) Change Control
6 48 (58.54%) MongoDB
6 48 (58.54%) Node.js
6 48 (58.54%) AngularJS
7 30 (36.59%) Python
8 26 (31.71%) User Stories
8 26 (31.71%) Mentoring
9 25 (30.49%) Coaching
9 25 (30.49%) Newman
9 25 (30.49%) REST Assured
9 25 (30.49%) Postman
9 25 (30.49%) Git (software)
9 25 (30.49%) Test Automation
9 25 (30.49%) RESTful
9 25 (30.49%) QA
9 25 (30.49%) Performance Testing
9 25 (30.49%) Integration Testing
9 25 (30.49%) JMeter

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (4.88%) AWS
1 4 (4.88%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (58.54%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (30.49%) Git (software)
1 25 (30.49%) JMeter
1 25 (30.49%) Newman
1 25 (30.49%) Postman
1 25 (30.49%) REST Assured
General
1 52 (63.41%) Public Sector
2 9 (10.98%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 29 (35.37%) Analyst
2 26 (31.71%) Developer
3 25 (30.49%) Automation Test Analyst
3 25 (30.49%) Senior Developer
3 25 (30.49%) Senior Software Developer
3 25 (30.49%) Software Developer
3 25 (30.49%) Test Analyst
4 23 (28.05%) Software Engineer
5 4 (4.88%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 4 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (4.88%) Security Analyst
6 3 (3.66%) SOC Analyst
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (58.54%) .NET
1 48 (58.54%) AngularJS
1 48 (58.54%) Hibernate
1 48 (58.54%) Node.js
1 48 (58.54%) Spring
2 25 (30.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.88%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (95.12%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (89.02%) BDD
3 48 (58.54%) Change Control
3 48 (58.54%) Scrum
3 48 (58.54%) TDD
4 26 (31.71%) Mentoring
4 26 (31.71%) User Stories
5 25 (30.49%) Coaching
5 25 (30.49%) Integration Testing
5 25 (30.49%) Performance Testing
5 25 (30.49%) Test Automation
6 23 (28.05%) Software Engineering
7 19 (23.17%) API Testing
8 4 (4.88%) Data Privacy
8 4 (4.88%) DevOps
8 4 (4.88%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 4 (4.88%) Presales
8 4 (4.88%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (4.88%) Prototyping
8 4 (4.88%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 73 (89.02%) Java
2 49 (59.76%) C#
2 49 (59.76%) SQL
3 30 (36.59%) Python
4 4 (4.88%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (30.49%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) Ansible
1 4 (4.88%) Kubernetes
1 4 (4.88%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft