Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 733 715 1012
Rank change year-on-year -18 +297 +115
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 221 60 90
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.092% 0.067%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% 0.42% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 87 41 64
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,250 £30,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £28,000 £31,708
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £39,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +28.21% +6.54%
75th Percentile £67,750 £63,750 £57,813
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £62,625
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% +15.38% +11.43%

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 20,892 14,431 32,692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.83% 22.14% 24.45%
Number of salaries quoted 12,624 10,878 24,115
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,475 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -19 109 £55,000 -43.59% 14
South East -60 40 £68,000 +126.67% 17
Midlands -48 33 £52,500 -7.89% 13
West Midlands -32 32 £46,250 -27.17% 10
North of England -59 18 £25,000 -47.09% 32
North West -26 17 £25,000 -43.82% 19
South West -54 11 £45,000 +57.89% 22
East of England -28 7 £25,000 -50.00% 5
East Midlands -51 1 £55,000 +29.41% 3
North East - 1 £50,000 - 4
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 172 (77.83%) Security Cleared
2 103 (46.61%) Oracle
3 100 (45.25%) SaaS
4 95 (42.99%) ERP
4 95 (42.99%) Oracle Certification
4 95 (42.99%) Oracle ERP
5 90 (40.72%) Social Skills
6 61 (27.60%) Finance
7 59 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
8 56 (25.34%) SC Cleared
9 53 (23.98%) Project Delivery
10 48 (21.72%) Project Management
11 47 (21.27%) Microsoft
12 46 (20.81%) Business Intelligence
13 45 (20.36%) Migration
13 45 (20.36%) GDPR
14 44 (19.91%) Analytics
14 44 (19.91%) Influencing Skills
15 42 (19.00%) Public Sector
16 41 (18.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 41 (18.55%) Problem-Solving
16 41 (18.55%) Workshop Facilitation
17 40 (18.10%) Presales
17 40 (18.10%) Azure
18 39 (17.65%) Change Management
19 38 (17.19%) Stakeholder Management
20 37 (16.74%) Data Migration
21 36 (16.29%) Requirements Gathering
22 35 (15.84%) Scrum
23 34 (15.38%) SQL

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 9 (4.07%) BizTalk Server
1 9 (4.07%) WebSphere
1 9 (4.07%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (3.17%) SAS
3 6 (2.71%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.26%) Confluence
5 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.90%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 28 (12.67%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (6.79%) Oracle Smart View
3 13 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (4.07%) Adobe Premiere
5 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 95 (42.99%) Oracle ERP
2 29 (13.12%) Oracle EBS
3 28 (12.67%) Oracle Applications
4 25 (11.31%) Oracle Payables
5 22 (9.95%) Oracle Receivables
6 18 (8.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 16 (7.24%) Oracle Cash Management
8 15 (6.79%) Oracle General Ledger
9 9 (4.07%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 7 (3.17%) Oracle 11i
10 7 (3.17%) Oracle EBS R12
11 4 (1.81%) Oracle Assets
12 3 (1.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payroll
13 1 (0.45%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 100 (45.25%) SaaS
2 40 (18.10%) Azure
3 32 (14.48%) AWS
4 14 (6.33%) PaaS
5 9 (4.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (4.07%) Boomi
5 9 (4.07%) Microsoft 365
6 5 (2.26%) IaaS
7 4 (1.81%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.90%) GCP
8 2 (0.90%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.45%) Azure Storage
9 1 (0.45%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 1 (0.45%) npm
9 1 (0.45%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.45%) Serverless
9 1 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.45%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.43%) Firewall
2 11 (4.98%) DNS
3 8 (3.62%) DHCP
3 8 (3.62%) Internet
4 7 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (3.17%) SAN
4 7 (3.17%) VPN
5 6 (2.71%) Wireless
6 5 (2.26%) VLAN
7 3 (1.36%) HTTP
7 3 (1.36%) Network Security
8 2 (0.90%) Skype
8 2 (0.90%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.45%) BGP
9 1 (0.45%) EIGRP
9 1 (0.45%) Intranet
9 1 (0.45%) OSPF
9 1 (0.45%) Software-Defined Radio
9 1 (0.45%) SSL
9 1 (0.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.31%) Oracle Reports
2 20 (9.05%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 12 (5.43%) SQL Server
4 10 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (4.52%) GIS
5 9 (4.07%) Oracle ODI
6 6 (2.71%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.81%) DB2
7 4 (1.81%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.81%) SAS Visual Analytics
8 3 (1.36%) SAS EBI
9 2 (0.90%) Metadata
9 2 (0.90%) Power BI
9 2 (0.90%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.45%) Looker
10 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.45%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 13 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
2 9 (4.07%) Oracle APEX
3 7 (3.17%) JIRA
4 5 (2.26%) JUnit
5 4 (1.81%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.81%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.81%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.81%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (1.81%) Selenium
6 3 (1.36%) Subversion
6 3 (1.36%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.90%) Protractor
8 1 (0.45%) Appium
8 1 (0.45%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.45%) Gatling
8 1 (0.45%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.45%) Mocha
8 1 (0.45%) Mockito
8 1 (0.45%) TestNG
8 1 (0.45%) webpack
General
1 90 (40.72%) Social Skills
2 61 (27.60%) Finance
3 44 (19.91%) Influencing Skills
4 42 (19.00%) Public Sector
5 41 (18.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 29 (13.12%) Documentation Skills
7 25 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (8.14%) General Ledger
9 14 (6.33%) Military
9 14 (6.33%) Police
9 14 (6.33%) Telecoms
10 11 (4.98%) Presentation Skills
11 10 (4.52%) Law
12 8 (3.62%) Local Government
13 7 (3.17%) Back Office
14 6 (2.71%) Billing
15 3 (1.36%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.90%) Cyber-Physical System
16 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (27.60%) Consultant
2 51 (23.08%) Cloud Consultant
2 51 (23.08%) Oracle Consultant
3 34 (15.38%) Functional Consultant
3 34 (15.38%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 32 (14.48%) Architect
5 30 (13.57%) Senior Consultant
5 30 (13.57%) Senior Oracle Consultant
6 29 (13.12%) Project Manager
6 29 (13.12%) Senior Functional Consultant
6 29 (13.12%) Senior Oracle Functional Consultant
7 28 (12.67%) ERP Manager
7 28 (12.67%) ERP Project Manager
7 28 (12.67%) Oracle Project Manager
7 28 (12.67%) Senior Manager
7 28 (12.67%) Senior Project Manager
8 16 (7.24%) Oracle Financials Consultant
8 16 (7.24%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
9 15 (6.79%) Senior Oracle Financials Consultant
10 14 (6.33%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.50%) Web Services
2 19 (8.60%) Middleware
3 16 (7.24%) Oracle Fusion
4 10 (4.52%) XML
5 9 (4.07%) XSLT
6 7 (3.17%) CSS
6 7 (3.17%) HTML
7 4 (1.81%) Ajax
7 4 (1.81%) REST
7 4 (1.81%) Spring
8 3 (1.36%) CSS3
8 3 (1.36%) Django
8 3 (1.36%) Guice
8 3 (1.36%) HTML5
8 3 (1.36%) JSON
8 3 (1.36%) Play Framework
8 3 (1.36%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (1.36%) Spring MVC
9 2 (0.90%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.90%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.95%) User Experience
2 14 (6.33%) Public Cloud
3 12 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (4.52%) Virtual Team
5 9 (4.07%) Private Cloud
5 9 (4.07%) Video\Live Streaming
6 8 (3.62%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.71%) CESG
7 6 (2.71%) Driving Licence
7 6 (2.71%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.81%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.81%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.36%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.36%) Replication
10 2 (0.90%) Blog
10 2 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.90%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.45%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.45%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.45%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.14%) Windows
2 13 (5.88%) Unix
3 12 (5.43%) Windows Server
3 12 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (5.43%) Windows Server 2016
3 12 (5.43%) Windows Server 2019
4 11 (4.98%) Linux
5 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (42.99%) ERP
2 59 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (23.98%) Project Delivery
4 48 (21.72%) Project Management
5 46 (20.81%) Business Intelligence
6 45 (20.36%) Migration
7 44 (19.91%) Analytics
8 41 (18.55%) Problem-Solving
8 41 (18.55%) Workshop Facilitation
9 40 (18.10%) Presales
10 39 (17.65%) Change Management
11 38 (17.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (16.74%) Data Migration
13 36 (16.29%) Requirements Gathering
14 35 (15.84%) Scrum
15 30 (13.57%) Business Development
15 30 (13.57%) Mentoring
16 29 (13.12%) Artificial Intelligence
16 29 (13.12%) Project Planning
16 29 (13.12%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (15.38%) SQL
2 20 (9.05%) Python
3 19 (8.60%) PL/SQL
4 16 (7.24%) Java
5 6 (2.71%) C#
6 5 (2.26%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.26%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.36%) C
7 3 (1.36%) Ruby
7 3 (1.36%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.90%) C++
9 1 (0.45%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.45%) R
9 1 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 172 (77.83%) Security Cleared
2 95 (42.99%) Oracle Certification
3 56 (25.34%) SC Cleared
4 29 (13.12%) Degree
5 13 (5.88%) DBS Check
6 9 (4.07%) CIPD
7 4 (1.81%) SAS Certification
8 3 (1.36%) CISSP
8 3 (1.36%) MCP
9 2 (0.90%) CCNA
9 2 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.45%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.45%) CRISC
10 1 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.45%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (20.36%) GDPR
2 22 (9.95%) Accessibility
3 15 (6.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (5.88%) QA
5 8 (3.62%) Data Quality
6 6 (2.71%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.36%) PMO
7 3 (1.36%) SLA
8 2 (0.90%) Def Stans
8 2 (0.90%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.45%) GLP
9 1 (0.45%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.45%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.45%) NCSC
9 1 (0.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (8.14%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.43%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.90%) NFS
5 1 (0.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (5.43%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (3.62%) SCCM
3 7 (3.17%) SCVMM
4 6 (2.71%) Ansible
4 6 (2.71%) Rundeck
5 3 (1.36%) WSUS
6 2 (0.90%) Control-M
7 1 (0.45%) Kibana
7 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.45%) logstash
7 1 (0.45%) Nessus
7 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 103 (46.61%) Oracle
2 47 (21.27%) Microsoft
3 21 (9.50%) Mercator
4 20 (9.05%) VMware
5 12 (5.43%) Intel
6 9 (4.07%) Fujitsu
6 9 (4.07%) Google
6 9 (4.07%) JD Edwards
6 9 (4.07%) MuleSoft
6 9 (4.07%) PeopleSoft
7 8 (3.62%) NEC
7 8 (3.62%) Northgate
8 7 (3.17%) Cisco
9 6 (2.71%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.26%) Veeam
11 4 (1.81%) Teradata
12 3 (1.36%) SolarWinds
13 2 (0.90%) DataFlux
13 2 (0.90%) EMC
14 1 (0.45%) HP