Period
to 28 October 2021

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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 831 591 991
Rank change year-on-year -240 +400 +79
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 180 78 69
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.17% 0.054%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 0.79% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 114 43 55
10th Percentile £24,441 £27,500 £27,340
25th Percentile £28,103 £28,500 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,750 £42,500 £34,000
Median % change year-on-year +26.47% +25.00% -21.44%
75th Percentile £73,438 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £72,000 £82,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £34,311
% change year-on-year +29.41% +23.87% -9.71%

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 23,345 9,857 29,415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.93% 21.63% 23.23%
Number of salaries quoted 13,499 7,650 22,134
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £35,428
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in England

BPSS Clearance
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing BPSS Clearance in England.

Salary trend for BPSS Clearance in England

BPSS Clearance
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing BPSS Clearance in England over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

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 28 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
London -214 67 £57,500 -11.54% 16
South East -149 33 £65,000 +33.33% 8
South West -70 25 £45,000 -7.69% 12
North of England -126 24 £25,000 -19.35% 15
North West -91 23 £25,000 -19.35% 7
West Midlands -81 19 £40,000 -38.70% 2
Midlands -111 19 £40,000 -33.88% 3
East of England -89 12 £21,500 -14.00% 3
North East - 1 £25,000 - 6
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, 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.

1 120 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 85 (47.22%) Social Skills
3 65 (36.11%) Oracle
4 55 (30.56%) SC Cleared
5 51 (28.33%) Microsoft
6 50 (27.78%) SaaS
7 48 (26.67%) ERP
8 47 (26.11%) Oracle Certification
8 47 (26.11%) Oracle ERP
8 47 (26.11%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (22.78%) Analytics
10 38 (21.11%) Azure
10 38 (21.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 38 (21.11%) Public Sector
11 37 (20.56%) Project Management
12 36 (20.00%) Finance
13 35 (19.44%) Presales
14 34 (18.89%) Project Delivery
15 33 (18.33%) Business Development
16 32 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
17 31 (17.22%) Requirements Gathering
17 31 (17.22%) Mentoring
18 29 (16.11%) Scrum
18 29 (16.11%) ITIL
18 29 (16.11%) Windows
19 28 (15.56%) Migration
19 28 (15.56%) AWS
20 26 (14.44%) Project Planning
21 25 (13.89%) Oracle Applications
21 25 (13.89%) Workshop Facilitation

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 6 (3.33%) SAS
2 4 (2.22%) Confluence
3 2 (1.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.56%) nginx
Applications
1 23 (12.78%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (3.89%) Oracle Smart View
3 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 47 (26.11%) Oracle ERP
2 25 (13.89%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (5.56%) Oracle Payables
4 10 (5.56%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (3.89%) Oracle Cash Management
5 7 (3.89%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (3.89%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 3 (1.67%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (1.67%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.56%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 50 (27.78%) SaaS
2 38 (21.11%) Azure
3 28 (15.56%) AWS
4 15 (8.33%) Microsoft 365
5 9 (5.00%) GCP
6 4 (2.22%) Azure Storage
7 3 (1.67%) Azure Key Vault
7 3 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.67%) IaaS
7 3 (1.67%) Mimecast
7 3 (1.67%) PaaS
8 2 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.11%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.56%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 1 (0.56%) GitHub
9 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.56%) npm
9 1 (0.56%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.44%) Firewall
2 16 (8.89%) VPN
3 13 (7.22%) DHCP
3 13 (7.22%) DNS
3 13 (7.22%) VLAN
4 12 (6.67%) Wireless
5 4 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.22%) LAN
5 4 (2.22%) Network Security
5 4 (2.22%) SD-WAN
5 4 (2.22%) WAN
5 4 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.67%) SNMP
6 3 (1.67%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.11%) HTTP
8 1 (0.56%) Internet
8 1 (0.56%) Intranet
8 1 (0.56%) RTP
8 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.56%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.78%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (5.00%) Big Data
3 8 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (3.89%) GIS
4 7 (3.89%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.22%) DB2
6 4 (2.22%) SAS EBI
6 4 (2.22%) SAS Visual Analytics
6 4 (2.22%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.11%) Metadata
7 2 (1.11%) Power BI
7 2 (1.11%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.56%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.56%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.56%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (2.78%) JIRA
2 4 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.22%) JUnit
3 3 (1.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.11%) GitLab
4 2 (1.11%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (1.11%) Subversion
5 1 (0.56%) Ant
5 1 (0.56%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.56%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.56%) JMeter
5 1 (0.56%) Maven
5 1 (0.56%) Mocha
5 1 (0.56%) Mockito
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.56%) Selenium
5 1 (0.56%) TestNG
5 1 (0.56%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.56%) webpack
General
1 85 (47.22%) Social Skills
2 38 (21.11%) Public Sector
3 36 (20.00%) Finance
4 24 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (12.78%) Documentation Skills
6 22 (12.22%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 18 (10.00%) Influencing Skills
8 16 (8.89%) Law
9 13 (7.22%) Military
10 12 (6.67%) Retail
11 10 (5.56%) Police
12 9 (5.00%) Legal
12 9 (5.00%) Presentation Skills
13 7 (3.89%) General Ledger
14 4 (2.22%) Back Office
15 3 (1.67%) Billing
16 1 (0.56%) Games
16 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.56%) Marketing
16 1 (0.56%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 27 (15.00%) Consultant
1 27 (15.00%) Senior Manager
2 25 (13.89%) Project Manager
3 23 (12.78%) ERP Manager
3 23 (12.78%) ERP Project Manager
3 23 (12.78%) Oracle Project Manager
3 23 (12.78%) Senior Project Manager
4 17 (9.44%) Senior Consultant
5 16 (8.89%) Architect
6 13 (7.22%) Cloud Consultant
6 13 (7.22%) User Researcher
7 11 (6.11%) Oracle Consultant
7 11 (6.11%) Support Engineer
8 10 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 10 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 10 (5.56%) Functional Consultant
8 10 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 11 (6.11%) Web Services
3 8 (4.44%) Spring Boot
4 7 (3.89%) Spring
5 5 (2.78%) CSS
5 5 (2.78%) HTML
5 5 (2.78%) Kafka
5 5 (2.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 3 (1.67%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.67%) RESTful
7 2 (1.11%) Ajax
7 2 (1.11%) CSS3
7 2 (1.11%) Django
7 2 (1.11%) HTML5
7 2 (1.11%) JSON
7 2 (1.11%) Play Framework
7 2 (1.11%) PySpark
7 2 (1.11%) REST
7 2 (1.11%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.11%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.56%) User Experience
2 10 (5.56%) Driving Licence
3 9 (5.00%) Video\Live Streaming
3 9 (5.00%) Virtual Team
4 6 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.22%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.67%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (1.67%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.67%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.67%) EPoS
8 2 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.11%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.11%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.56%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.56%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.56%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (16.11%) Windows
2 13 (7.22%) Windows Server
3 11 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (6.11%) Windows Server 2016
4 10 (5.56%) Windows Server 2019
5 7 (3.89%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.78%) Unix
7 4 (2.22%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.67%) Linux
8 3 (1.67%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.67%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.56%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (26.67%) ERP
2 47 (26.11%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (22.78%) Analytics
4 38 (21.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 37 (20.56%) Project Management
6 35 (19.44%) Presales
7 34 (18.89%) Project Delivery
8 33 (18.33%) Business Development
9 32 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
10 31 (17.22%) Mentoring
10 31 (17.22%) Requirements Gathering
11 29 (16.11%) ITIL
11 29 (16.11%) Scrum
12 28 (15.56%) Migration
13 26 (14.44%) Project Planning
14 25 (13.89%) Workshop Facilitation
15 24 (13.33%) PRINCE2
16 23 (12.78%) Contingency Planning
17 22 (12.22%) Risk Management
18 21 (11.67%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.33%) Python
2 10 (5.56%) C
2 10 (5.56%) Java
3 9 (5.00%) SQL
4 6 (3.33%) C++
5 3 (1.67%) C#
5 3 (1.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.11%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.11%) R
6 2 (1.11%) Ruby
7 1 (0.56%) AWK
7 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.56%) Go
7 1 (0.56%) Kotlin
7 1 (0.56%) Perl
7 1 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 120 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 55 (30.56%) SC Cleared
3 47 (26.11%) Oracle Certification
4 20 (11.11%) Degree
5 12 (6.67%) CCNA
5 12 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (6.11%) MCP
7 10 (5.56%) DBS Check
8 6 (3.33%) CISSP
9 4 (2.22%) SAS Certification
10 3 (1.67%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.67%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (1.11%) CEH
11 2 (1.11%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.56%) CISM
12 1 (0.56%) CWNA
12 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.78%) GDPR
2 22 (12.22%) Accessibility
3 15 (8.33%) Data Quality
4 11 (6.11%) QA
5 7 (3.89%) NCSC
6 6 (3.33%) SLA
7 4 (2.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (1.67%) JSP 440
9 2 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (1.11%) PMO
9 2 (1.11%) RMADS
10 1 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.56%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.22%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.11%) Docker
4 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (7.78%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (2.22%) Nessus
3 1 (0.56%) Ansible
3 1 (0.56%) Control-M
3 1 (0.56%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.56%) Kibana
3 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.56%) logstash
3 1 (0.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.56%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.56%) Puppet
3 1 (0.56%) SCCM
3 1 (0.56%) Terraform
3 1 (0.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 65 (36.11%) Oracle
2 51 (28.33%) Microsoft
3 18 (10.00%) Mercator
4 15 (8.33%) Google
5 13 (7.22%) VMware
6 9 (5.00%) Fujitsu
6 9 (5.00%) Intel
7 8 (4.44%) Cisco
7 8 (4.44%) Talend
8 7 (3.89%) IBM
8 7 (3.89%) Informatica
8 7 (3.89%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (3.89%) SAP
9 4 (2.22%) Meraki
9 4 (2.22%) Teradata
10 3 (1.67%) Forcepoint
10 3 (1.67%) Symantec
10 3 (1.67%) Zscaler
11 1 (0.56%) Juniper
11 1 (0.56%) Omniture