Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
England > North West
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 352 366 328
Rank change year-on-year +14 -38 +14
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 8 3 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.066% 0.023% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.10% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 1
North West median annual salary £50,000 £34,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +47.06% -28.42% +46.15%
10th Percentile £35,000 £23,400 £46,250
90th Percentile £59,250 £62,400 £48,750
England median annual salary £37,745 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -10.13% +5.00% +6.67%

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 2,539 2,909 2,774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.91% 22.08% 23.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,892 2,203 2,278
North West median annual salary £43,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.13% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £23,138 £23,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the North West over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram 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 14 August 2018. 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 - 5 £50,000 - 1
Cheshire -13 3 £35,000 +2.94% 5
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Degree
3 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (62.50%) Hyper-V
3 5 (62.50%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) SDLC
5 3 (37.50%) DBS Check
5 3 (37.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (37.50%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (37.50%) Information Security
5 3 (37.50%) Linux
5 3 (37.50%) Validation
5 3 (37.50%) Scrum
5 3 (37.50%) C
5 3 (37.50%) C++
5 3 (37.50%) Java
5 3 (37.50%) Perl
5 3 (37.50%) Python
5 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) BC Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) DevOps
5 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
5 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (37.50%) Selenium
6 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy

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 2 (25.00%) Confluence
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) PBX
1 2 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (25.00%) Skype
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (25.00%) VLAN
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
1 2 (25.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Project Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) DevOps
3 3 (37.50%) Information Security
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (25.00%) Practice Management
4 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (25.00%) Project Governance
4 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Security Patching
4 2 (25.00%) Tech Ops
4 2 (25.00%) Time Management
5 1 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C
1 3 (37.50%) C++
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) Perl
1 3 (37.50%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) BC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) DBS Check
3 3 (37.50%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) MCSA
4 2 (25.00%) MCSE
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Hyper-V
1 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Acme Packet
3 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (25.00%) Sonus