Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 786 914 1115
Rank change year-on-year +128 +201 -33
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 65 142 51
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.079% 0.11% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.43% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 49 104 30
Median annual salary £62,500 £50,000 £37,745
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +32.47% -13.73%
10th Percentile £28,000 £30,250 £28,811
90th Percentile £95,000 £75,125 £60,000
UK median annual salary £57,000 £51,000 £36,373
% change year-on-year +11.76% +40.22% -19.17%

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 17,882 33,089 38,400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.63% 24.85% 23.78%
Number of salaries quoted 13,115 23,706 29,157
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%

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 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 2020. 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 +49 17 £50,000 +11.11% 2
North of England +129 16 £80,000 +53.57% 4
South West +83 15 £85,000 +125.24% 3
Yorkshire +106 10 £57,000 +9.42% 2
Midlands +86 10 £65,000 +8.33% 2
West Midlands +77 8 £65,000 +109.68%
London +116 6 £55,000 +5.77% 2
North West +77 6 £80,000 +53.57% 2
East Midlands +56 2 - - 2
East of England +88 1 £50,000 -54.55%
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 43 (66.15%) Security Cleared
2 25 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 20 (30.77%) CISSP
3 20 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
4 17 (26.15%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (24.62%) Microsoft
6 15 (23.08%) Risk Management
6 15 (23.08%) Office 365
7 14 (21.54%) Coaching
7 14 (21.54%) CISM
7 14 (21.54%) Finance
7 14 (21.54%) Active Directory
8 13 (20.00%) ITIL
8 13 (20.00%) Azure
9 12 (18.46%) AWS
9 12 (18.46%) Firewall
10 11 (16.92%) Windows
10 11 (16.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 11 (16.92%) Degree
11 10 (15.38%) Hyper-V
11 10 (15.38%) SQL
11 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (15.38%) CCNP
11 10 (15.38%) VMware
12 9 (13.85%) Information Security
12 9 (13.85%) HP
12 9 (13.85%) Cisco
12 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
12 9 (13.85%) Problem Management
13 8 (12.31%) SolarWinds

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 8 (12.31%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.62%) SAS
2 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Primavera
2 1 (1.54%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (1.54%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 15 (23.08%) Office 365
2 13 (20.00%) Azure
3 12 (18.46%) AWS
4 8 (12.31%) PaaS
5 5 (7.69%) IaaS
6 4 (6.15%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (4.62%) Power Platform
8 2 (3.08%) Amazon Neptune
8 2 (3.08%) Mimecast
9 1 (1.54%) HP Helion
9 1 (1.54%) SaaS
9 1 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.46%) Firewall
2 8 (12.31%) Skype
3 7 (10.77%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (7.69%) SAN
4 5 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 4 (6.15%) LAN
6 2 (3.08%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (3.08%) Ethernet
6 2 (3.08%) WAN
7 1 (1.54%) Network Security
7 1 (1.54%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.69%) Big Data
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.62%) Apache Hive
3 3 (4.62%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (4.62%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.62%) Impala
3 3 (4.62%) Pentaho
3 3 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.62%) Power BI
4 2 (3.08%) Amazon Aurora
4 2 (3.08%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.54%) DTS
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) JIRA
2 1 (1.54%) MSI
2 1 (1.54%) NUnit
2 1 (1.54%) Selenium
2 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (21.54%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Marketing
2 5 (7.69%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.08%) Advertising
4 1 (1.54%) Fire and Rescue
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (32.31%) Consultant
2 16 (24.62%) Security Consultant
3 12 (18.46%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 12 (18.46%) Managing Consultant
4 10 (15.38%) Senior Consultant
4 10 (15.38%) Senior Security Consultant
5 6 (9.23%) Architect
5 6 (9.23%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
5 6 (9.23%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (7.69%) Cloud Consultant
6 5 (7.69%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.62%) Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Data Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Project Planner
7 3 (4.62%) Senior Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Service Desk Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Embedded Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) HTML
1 2 (3.08%) Kafka
1 2 (3.08%) XML
2 1 (1.54%) .NET
2 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.54%) Ajax
2 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.54%) Classic ASP
2 1 (1.54%) CSS
2 1 (1.54%) Django
2 1 (1.54%) Entity Framework
2 1 (1.54%) HTML5
2 1 (1.54%) jQuery
2 1 (1.54%) LINQ
2 1 (1.54%) Sass
2 1 (1.54%) SOAP
2 1 (1.54%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.23%) Cyberattack
2 6 (9.23%) Public Cloud
3 5 (7.69%) Private Cloud
3 5 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.08%) CAN bus
6 2 (3.08%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.54%) User Experience
7 1 (1.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (1.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.92%) Windows
2 5 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 4 (6.15%) Unix
3 4 (6.15%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.15%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.62%) Linux
5 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (23.08%) Risk Management
3 14 (21.54%) Coaching
4 13 (20.00%) ITIL
5 9 (13.85%) Information Security
5 9 (13.85%) Problem Management
6 8 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (9.23%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (9.23%) DoDAF
8 6 (9.23%) PRINCE2
8 6 (9.23%) TOGAF
9 5 (7.69%) Business Development
9 5 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (7.69%) Load Balancing
9 5 (7.69%) Mentoring
9 5 (7.69%) MODAF
9 5 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
9 5 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (7.69%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.38%) SQL
2 5 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.15%) Python
4 3 (4.62%) HiveQL
4 3 (4.62%) Java
4 3 (4.62%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.62%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.08%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.54%) C
6 1 (1.54%) C#
6 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.54%) VB
6 1 (1.54%) VB6
6 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (66.15%) Security Cleared
2 25 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 20 (30.77%) CISSP
4 17 (26.15%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (21.54%) CISM
6 11 (16.92%) Degree
7 10 (15.38%) CCNP
7 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (10.77%) CCNA
9 6 (9.23%) CISA
10 5 (7.69%) MCSE
11 4 (6.15%) BC Cleared
12 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
12 2 (3.08%) MCSA
12 2 (3.08%) SANS
13 1 (1.54%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (1.54%) DBS Check
13 1 (1.54%) HNC
13 1 (1.54%) HND
13 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.62%) GDPR
3 2 (3.08%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (21.54%) Active Directory
2 10 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.62%) HDFS
4 3 (4.62%) vSphere
5 1 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) SCCM
2 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.54%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 16 (24.62%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.38%) VMware
3 9 (13.85%) Cisco
3 9 (13.85%) HP
4 8 (12.31%) SolarWinds
5 6 (9.23%) Oracle
6 5 (7.69%) Dell
6 5 (7.69%) Dell Compellent
7 4 (6.15%) Citrix
8 3 (4.62%) Apple
8 3 (4.62%) Cloudera
8 3 (4.62%) Informatica
8 3 (4.62%) ServiceNow
8 3 (4.62%) Talend
9 2 (3.08%) Aruba
9 2 (3.08%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (3.08%) Forcepoint
9 2 (3.08%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.54%) IBM
10 1 (1.54%) Sparx