Period
to 23 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 990 1057 1132
Rank change year-on-year +67 +75 -33
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 77 76 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.058% 0.048% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 53 47 37
England median annual salary £35,000 £37,745 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.27% -9.05% +3.75%
10th Percentile £28,350 £29,850 £18,500
90th Percentile £70,600 £58,000 £76,750
UK median annual salary £35,000 £37,745 £45,000
% change year-on-year -7.27% -16.12% +28.57%

BPSS Clearance 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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 31,619 37,452 40,607
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.00% 23.80% 24.52%
Number of salaries quoted 22,958 27,968 31,376
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.53% -2.11%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in England

BPSS Clearance
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in England.

Salary trend for BPSS Clearance in England

BPSS Clearance
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in England over the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

Salary histogram for BPSS Clearance in England

BPSS Clearance
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance within the England region over the 6 months to 23 August 2019. 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
South East +50 27 £39,000 +13.04% 12
South West +7 21 £32,872 -12.91% 9
Midlands +48 11 £60,000 +69.01% 9
East Midlands +29 10 £60,000 +69.01% 2
London +88 9 £55,500 +0.91% 11
North of England +11 6 £72,312 +106.61% 9
North West +24 3 £72,312 +44.62% 8
Yorkshire - 2 - -
East of England +73 1 £110,000 +165.06% 11
North East +21 1 £72,312 +113.18% 1
West Midlands +18 1 - - 7
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance 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 England region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 47 (61.04%) Security Cleared
2 43 (55.84%) SC Cleared
3 32 (41.56%) Java
4 28 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (31.17%) Microsoft
6 20 (25.97%) Azure
7 19 (24.68%) Software Engineering
7 19 (24.68%) C
7 19 (24.68%) Jenkins
8 18 (23.38%) Configuration Management
8 18 (23.38%) Windows
9 17 (22.08%) Scrum
9 17 (22.08%) Military
9 17 (22.08%) Spring
9 17 (22.08%) Test Automation
9 17 (22.08%) Public Sector
10 16 (20.78%) Machine Learning
10 16 (20.78%) Office 365
11 15 (19.48%) Hadoop
11 15 (19.48%) Java EE 5
11 15 (19.48%) JSF
11 15 (19.48%) Maven
11 15 (19.48%) Artificial Intelligence
11 15 (19.48%) UML
11 15 (19.48%) Active Directory
11 15 (19.48%) Kafka
12 14 (18.18%) ITIL
12 14 (18.18%) C++
13 13 (16.88%) C#
13 13 (16.88%) Cisco

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 5 (6.49%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.30%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (15.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.30%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.97%) Azure
2 16 (20.78%) Office 365
3 11 (14.29%) AWS
4 6 (7.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (7.79%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (6.49%) GCP
5 5 (6.49%) IaaS
5 5 (6.49%) Mimecast
6 2 (2.60%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.60%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (2.60%) CloudFront
6 2 (2.60%) Serverless
7 1 (1.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.99%) Firewall
2 6 (7.79%) SAN
3 4 (5.19%) DHCP
3 4 (5.19%) DNS
4 3 (3.90%) HTTP
4 3 (3.90%) IPv4
4 3 (3.90%) NAS
4 3 (3.90%) VLAN
4 3 (3.90%) VPN
4 3 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (3.90%) Wireless
5 2 (2.60%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.60%) Internet
5 2 (2.60%) Intranet
5 2 (2.60%) LAN
5 2 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (2.60%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (2.60%) WAN
6 1 (1.30%) DWDM
6 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.48%) Hadoop
2 9 (11.69%) Big Data
2 9 (11.69%) GIS
3 4 (5.19%) Geospatial Data
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.90%) MySQL
4 3 (3.90%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.30%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (24.68%) Jenkins
2 15 (19.48%) Maven
3 13 (16.88%) JIRA
4 12 (15.58%) Eclipse
5 9 (11.69%) Visual Studio
6 5 (6.49%) Cucumber
7 4 (5.19%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.60%) JUnit
8 2 (2.60%) webpack
9 1 (1.30%) Hudson
9 1 (1.30%) RSpec
9 1 (1.30%) Selenium
9 1 (1.30%) Subversion
9 1 (1.30%) Travis CI
9 1 (1.30%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (22.08%) Military
1 17 (22.08%) Public Sector
2 4 (5.19%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.60%) Back Office
3 2 (2.60%) Legal
4 1 (1.30%) Advertising
4 1 (1.30%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.30%) Games
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (24.68%) Software Engineer
2 14 (18.18%) IT Engineer
3 11 (14.29%) Java Engineer
3 11 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
4 10 (12.99%) Test Engineer
5 9 (11.69%) C++ Software Engineer
5 9 (11.69%) Senior Test Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) IT Support
6 6 (7.79%) Professional Services Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Architect
7 5 (6.49%) C Software Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Python Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Python Software Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Junior
8 4 (5.19%) Junior C++ Software Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.08%) Spring
2 15 (19.48%) Java EE 5
2 15 (19.48%) JSF
2 15 (19.48%) Kafka
3 12 (15.58%) Drools
3 12 (15.58%) Hibernate
4 5 (6.49%) RESTful
4 5 (6.49%) Web Services
5 4 (5.19%) AngularJS
5 4 (5.19%) CSS
5 4 (5.19%) CSS3
5 4 (5.19%) Gherkin
5 4 (5.19%) HTML
5 4 (5.19%) HTML5
5 4 (5.19%) jQuery
6 2 (2.60%) GraphQL
6 2 (2.60%) JSON
6 2 (2.60%) React
6 2 (2.60%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (2.60%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Driving Licence
1 7 (9.09%) Replication
2 6 (7.79%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.19%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.90%) CESG
4 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.90%) EMC VMAX
4 3 (3.90%) Mobile Computing
4 3 (3.90%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.60%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (1.30%) CAN bus
6 1 (1.30%) CMDB
6 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.30%) User Experience
6 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.38%) Windows
2 11 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.79%) Windows 10
3 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (6.49%) Linux
5 3 (3.90%) Data ONTAP
5 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.60%) Mac OS
6 2 (2.60%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.60%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (24.68%) Software Engineering
3 18 (23.38%) Configuration Management
4 17 (22.08%) Scrum
4 17 (22.08%) Test Automation
5 16 (20.78%) Machine Learning
6 15 (19.48%) Artificial Intelligence
6 15 (19.48%) UML
7 14 (18.18%) ITIL
8 13 (16.88%) DevOps
8 13 (16.88%) Mentoring
8 13 (16.88%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 10 (12.99%) Service Management
11 9 (11.69%) BDD
11 9 (11.69%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (11.69%) Exploratory Testing
11 9 (11.69%) Regression Testing
11 9 (11.69%) Software Testing
12 8 (10.39%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 32 (41.56%) Java
2 19 (24.68%) C
3 14 (18.18%) C++
4 13 (16.88%) C#
5 11 (14.29%) Java 8
6 9 (11.69%) SQL
7 8 (10.39%) Python
8 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
9 4 (5.19%) TypeScript
10 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.60%) PHP
11 2 (2.60%) Ruby
11 2 (2.60%) Scala
12 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.30%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.30%) Go
12 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (61.04%) Security Cleared
2 43 (55.84%) SC Cleared
3 13 (16.88%) Degree
4 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (9.09%) DV Cleared
6 6 (7.79%) MCSA
7 5 (6.49%) CCNA
7 5 (6.49%) CCSP
7 5 (6.49%) CompTIA Security+
7 5 (6.49%) ISTQB
7 5 (6.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (5.19%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (5.19%) Sun Certification
9 3 (3.90%) A+ Certification
9 3 (3.90%) CISM
9 3 (3.90%) CISSP
9 3 (3.90%) GNVQ
9 3 (3.90%) HND
9 3 (3.90%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 3 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.90%) NCSC
1 3 (3.90%) PCI DSS
1 3 (3.90%) RMADS
2 2 (2.60%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) SLA
3 1 (1.30%) GDPR
3 1 (1.30%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (19.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.30%) Docker
4 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (5.19%) Ansible
2 4 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.19%) Puppet
2 4 (5.19%) Terraform
3 3 (3.90%) SnapMirror
3 3 (3.90%) SnapVault
4 2 (2.60%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.60%) SCCM
4 2 (2.60%) WSUS
5 1 (1.30%) Avamar
5 1 (1.30%) HP ALM
5 1 (1.30%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.30%) Mesos
5 1 (1.30%) OpenView
Vendors
1 24 (31.17%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.88%) Cisco
3 9 (11.69%) VMware
4 7 (9.09%) EMC
4 7 (9.09%) Oracle
5 6 (7.79%) Citrix
6 4 (5.19%) Dell
6 4 (5.19%) HP
7 3 (3.90%) 3PAR
7 3 (3.90%) Apple
7 3 (3.90%) NetApp
8 2 (2.60%) Google
9 1 (1.30%) BMC
9 1 (1.30%) BT
9 1 (1.30%) Ciena
9 1 (1.30%) Huawei
9 1 (1.30%) Nokia
9 1 (1.30%) Remedy
9 1 (1.30%) Virgin Media