Period
to 17 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Clearance
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 - 62
Rank change year-on-year - +62 -4
Permanent jobs citing Security Cleared 82 0 9
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.08% - 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.04% - 9.09%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 2
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £21,250 " £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £22,500 - £50,000
75th Percentile £33,750 " £55,000
90th Percentile " " "
UK median annual salary £60,000 £54,380 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.33% +3.58% +5.00%

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 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 234 45 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 31.62% 14.38% 18.23%
Number of salaries quoted 96 15 62
10th Percentile £26,750 £28,400 £23,000
25th Percentile £35,750 £35,000 £25,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% - +25.00%
75th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £56,875
90th Percentile £77,500 £55,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Northern Ireland

Security Cleared
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Salary trend for Security Cleared in Northern Ireland

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 17 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 - 81 £22,500 - 6
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 82 (100.00%) SC Cleared
2 79 (96.34%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (89.02%) Java
3 73 (89.02%) BDD
4 52 (63.41%) Public Sector
5 50 (60.98%) SQL
5 50 (60.98%) 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%) MongoDB
6 48 (58.54%) Node.js
6 48 (58.54%) Change Control
6 48 (58.54%) AngularJS
7 30 (36.59%) Python
8 27 (32.93%) User Stories
8 27 (32.93%) Mentoring
9 25 (30.49%) Coaching
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
9 25 (30.49%) Newman
9 25 (30.49%) REST Assured
9 25 (30.49%) Postman

Security 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 2 (2.44%) 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 28 (34.15%) Analyst
2 27 (32.93%) 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%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (3.66%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 3 (3.66%) Security Analyst
6 3 (3.66%) SOC Analyst
7 2 (2.44%) 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 3 (3.66%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (96.34%) 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 27 (32.93%) Mentoring
4 27 (32.93%) 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%) Build Automation
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%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 73 (89.02%) Java
2 50 (60.98%) C#
2 50 (60.98%) SQL
3 30 (36.59%) Python
4 4 (4.88%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (100.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.66%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (30.49%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) Docker
2 3 (3.66%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) Ansible
1 4 (4.88%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.66%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.22%) ServiceNow