Period
to 9 May 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 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 653 849 926
Rank change year-on-year +196 +77 +196
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 201 72 148
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.078% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.24% 0.36% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 68 56 110
10th Percentile £35,875 £28,250 £30,025
25th Percentile £40,000 £31,589 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.51% +20.00% +35.71%
75th Percentile £67,500 £85,625 £56,875
90th Percentile £84,750 £95,000 £62,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -3.51% +20.00% +36.69%

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 16,148 19,897 33,677
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.61% 21.56% 24.98%
Number of salaries quoted 11,081 15,006 24,500
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £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 £68,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%

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 9 May 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 9 May 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 +155 99 £55,000 -36.05% 13
South East +92 48 £65,000 +30.00% 6
Midlands +14 25 £46,250 -26.00% 6
West Midlands +11 22 £40,000 -36.00% 5
North of England +5 14 £37,500 -53.13% 9
North West +37 13 £37,500 -53.13% 5
East of England +34 7 £57,500 +15.00%
South West -51 4 £35,000 +10.80% 7
East Midlands +15 3 £55,000 - 1
North East - 1 £50,000 - 2
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 9 May 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.

1 168 (83.58%) Security Cleared
2 104 (51.74%) SaaS
3 96 (47.76%) Oracle
4 86 (42.79%) ERP
4 86 (42.79%) Oracle Certification
4 86 (42.79%) Oracle ERP
5 71 (35.32%) Social Skills
6 65 (32.34%) SC Cleared
7 50 (24.88%) Microsoft
8 48 (23.88%) SQL
8 48 (23.88%) Azure
9 47 (23.38%) Business Intelligence
9 47 (23.38%) Change Management
10 45 (22.39%) Migration
11 42 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
12 41 (20.40%) Data Migration
13 39 (19.40%) Project Delivery
14 38 (18.91%) GDPR
14 38 (18.91%) Finance
15 37 (18.41%) AWS
16 35 (17.41%) Project Management
16 35 (17.41%) Influencing Skills
17 34 (16.92%) Workshop Facilitation
17 34 (16.92%) Problem-Solving
17 34 (16.92%) Active Directory
18 32 (15.92%) Windows
19 31 (15.42%) PL/SQL
19 31 (15.42%) DevOps
20 30 (14.93%) PaaS
20 30 (14.93%) Requirements Gathering

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 12 (5.97%) BizTalk Server
1 12 (5.97%) WebSphere
1 12 (5.97%) WebSphere Application Server
2 9 (4.48%) SAS
3 7 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (3.48%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.99%) Confluence
5 3 (1.49%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.50%) IIS
6 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (9.45%) Adobe Premiere
2 16 (7.96%) Microsoft Project
3 15 (7.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 86 (42.79%) Oracle ERP
2 24 (11.94%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (11.94%) Oracle Payables
3 21 (10.45%) Oracle Receivables
4 17 (8.46%) Oracle Cash Management
5 16 (7.96%) Oracle Applications
5 16 (7.96%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 13 (6.47%) Oracle General Ledger
7 12 (5.97%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 8 (3.98%) Oracle 11i
8 8 (3.98%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (3.48%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (1.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle Payroll
11 1 (0.50%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 104 (51.74%) SaaS
2 48 (23.88%) Azure
3 37 (18.41%) AWS
4 30 (14.93%) PaaS
5 25 (12.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (8.96%) IaaS
7 12 (5.97%) Boomi
8 10 (4.98%) Power Platform
9 8 (3.98%) Microsoft 365
10 3 (1.49%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.95%) SAN
2 18 (8.96%) DNS
3 14 (6.97%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (5.97%) Firewall
5 9 (4.48%) DHCP
5 9 (4.48%) Internet
6 7 (3.48%) Network Security
7 4 (1.99%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.99%) VPN
8 3 (1.49%) Skype
9 2 (1.00%) HTTP
9 2 (1.00%) SSL
10 1 (0.50%) BGP
10 1 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.50%) EIGRP
10 1 (0.50%) OFDM
10 1 (0.50%) OSPF
10 1 (0.50%) Software-Defined Radio
10 1 (0.50%) VLAN
10 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 26 (12.94%) Oracle Reports
1 26 (12.94%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.47%) Oracle Smart View
3 12 (5.97%) Oracle ODI
4 9 (4.48%) Hadoop
5 7 (3.48%) Power BI
6 6 (2.99%) Apache Hive
6 6 (2.99%) Big Data
6 6 (2.99%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (2.99%) Impala
6 6 (2.99%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.99%) Pentaho
7 4 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.99%) GIS
7 4 (1.99%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.00%) DB2
9 2 (1.00%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.00%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 16 (7.96%) Oracle Forms
2 12 (5.97%) Oracle APEX
3 6 (2.99%) JIRA
4 4 (1.99%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.99%) Selenium
5 3 (1.49%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.49%) JUnit
5 3 (1.49%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.00%) Protractor
6 2 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.00%) Subversion
7 1 (0.50%) Appium
7 1 (0.50%) Gatling
7 1 (0.50%) JMeter
7 1 (0.50%) TestNG
General
1 71 (35.32%) Social Skills
2 38 (18.91%) Finance
3 35 (17.41%) Influencing Skills
4 28 (13.93%) Public Sector
5 22 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (8.96%) Telecoms
7 16 (7.96%) General Ledger
8 9 (4.48%) Local Government
9 8 (3.98%) Back Office
10 7 (3.48%) Manufacturing
11 6 (2.99%) Military
11 6 (2.99%) Police
12 4 (1.99%) Billing
12 4 (1.99%) Presentation Skills
13 3 (1.49%) Aerospace
14 2 (1.00%) Cyber-Physical System
14 2 (1.00%) Retail
15 1 (0.50%) Legal
15 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 68 (33.83%) Consultant
2 63 (31.34%) Cloud Consultant
2 63 (31.34%) Oracle Consultant
3 43 (21.39%) Functional Consultant
3 43 (21.39%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 36 (17.91%) Senior Consultant
4 36 (17.91%) Senior Oracle Consultant
5 35 (17.41%) Senior Functional Consultant
5 35 (17.41%) Senior Oracle Functional Consultant
6 23 (11.44%) Architect
7 18 (8.96%) Project Manager
7 18 (8.96%) Technical Leader
8 17 (8.46%) Oracle Financials Consultant
8 17 (8.46%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
9 16 (7.96%) ERP Manager
9 16 (7.96%) ERP Project Manager
9 16 (7.96%) Oracle Project Manager
9 16 (7.96%) Senior Manager
9 16 (7.96%) Senior Project Manager
10 14 (6.97%) Azure Infrastructure Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.43%) Web Services
2 25 (12.44%) Middleware
3 13 (6.47%) XML
4 12 (5.97%) XSLT
5 5 (2.49%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (1.99%) CSS
6 4 (1.99%) HTML
6 4 (1.99%) REST
7 3 (1.49%) Ajax
8 2 (1.00%) CSS3
8 2 (1.00%) Django
8 2 (1.00%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.00%) Guice
8 2 (1.00%) HTML5
8 2 (1.00%) JSON
8 2 (1.00%) LDAP
8 2 (1.00%) ODBC
8 2 (1.00%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.00%) SAML
8 2 (1.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.93%) Public Cloud
2 21 (10.45%) Data Centre
3 12 (5.97%) Private Cloud
3 12 (5.97%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (5.47%) User Experience
5 7 (3.48%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.48%) Replication
6 6 (2.99%) CESG
7 4 (1.99%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.49%) Blog
8 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.00%) CMDB
9 2 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.00%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.50%) FMCG
10 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.92%) Windows
2 23 (11.44%) Windows Server
3 21 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (10.45%) Windows Server 2016
3 21 (10.45%) Windows Server 2019
4 16 (7.96%) Unix
5 10 (4.98%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (42.79%) ERP
2 47 (23.38%) Business Intelligence
2 47 (23.38%) Change Management
3 45 (22.39%) Migration
4 42 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (20.40%) Data Migration
6 39 (19.40%) Project Delivery
7 35 (17.41%) Project Management
8 34 (16.92%) Problem-Solving
8 34 (16.92%) Workshop Facilitation
9 31 (15.42%) DevOps
10 30 (14.93%) Requirements Gathering
11 28 (13.93%) Scrum
12 25 (12.44%) Creative Problem-Solving
12 25 (12.44%) Risk Management
13 24 (11.94%) ITIL
13 24 (11.94%) Mentoring
14 20 (9.95%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (9.95%) GAP Analysis
14 20 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (23.88%) SQL
2 31 (15.42%) PL/SQL
3 23 (11.44%) Java
4 19 (9.45%) Python
5 18 (8.96%) PowerShell
6 10 (4.98%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.99%) HiveQL
7 6 (2.99%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.49%) C
9 4 (1.99%) C#
10 3 (1.49%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 168 (83.58%) Security Cleared
2 86 (42.79%) Oracle Certification
3 65 (32.34%) SC Cleared
4 19 (9.45%) CIPD
5 12 (5.97%) Degree
6 10 (4.98%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.99%) MCP
8 2 (1.00%) APMP
8 2 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.00%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.00%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.00%) PMP
8 2 (1.00%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.50%) ISEB
9 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (18.91%) GDPR
2 21 (10.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.99%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.99%) SLA
5 3 (1.49%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.49%) PMO
6 2 (1.00%) Def Stans
6 2 (1.00%) QA
7 1 (0.50%) GLP
7 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (16.92%) Active Directory
2 29 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (11.44%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.99%) HDFS
5 4 (1.99%) NFS
6 1 (0.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (11.44%) Microsoft Intune
1 23 (11.44%) SCCM
2 22 (10.95%) SCVMM
3 8 (3.98%) WSUS
4 6 (2.99%) Ansible
4 6 (2.99%) Rundeck
5 2 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.50%) Control-M
6 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 96 (47.76%) Oracle
2 50 (24.88%) Microsoft
3 30 (14.93%) VMware
4 18 (8.96%) Veeam
5 14 (6.97%) Cisco
6 12 (5.97%) JD Edwards
6 12 (5.97%) MuleSoft
6 12 (5.97%) PeopleSoft
7 11 (5.47%) Mercator
7 11 (5.47%) ServiceNow
8 9 (4.48%) NEC
8 9 (4.48%) Northgate
9 7 (3.48%) Intel
9 7 (3.48%) SolarWinds
10 6 (2.99%) Cloudera
10 6 (2.99%) Informatica
10 6 (2.99%) Talend
11 5 (2.49%) Google
12 2 (1.00%) EMC
12 2 (1.00%) Teradata