Period
to 25 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 25 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
England > North West
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 333 357 380
Rank change year-on-year +24 +23 -47
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 3 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.028% 0.049% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.24% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 3
North West median annual salary £72,312 £50,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +44.62% +47.06% -28.42%
England median annual salary £35,000 £37,745 £41,500
% change year-on-year -7.27% -9.05% -2.35%

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,317 2,530 2,900
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.99% 20.73% 21.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,507 1,892 2,209
North West median annual salary £42,500 £43,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.73% +8.13% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,788 £23,150
90th Percentile £66,487 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% -2.11%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in the North West

BPSS Clearance
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for BPSS Clearance in the North West

BPSS Clearance
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 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
Manchester +12 2 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 £72,312 - 2
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (66.67%) NAS
2 2 (66.67%) 3PAR
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Coaching
2 2 (66.67%) EMC VMAX
2 2 (66.67%) Data ONTAP
2 2 (66.67%) SnapMirror
2 2 (66.67%) SnapVault
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) NetApp
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITSM
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Replication
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Leadership
2 2 (66.67%) Technology Roadmap
2 2 (66.67%) Public Sector
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (33.33%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Windows

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (33.33%) Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) NAS
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
General
1 2 (66.67%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Storage Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) EMC VMAX
1 2 (66.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Data ONTAP
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Coaching
2 2 (66.67%) ITSM
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Leadership
2 2 (66.67%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SnapMirror
1 2 (66.67%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) 3PAR
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft