Period
to 24 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
South West > Somerset
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 101 106
Rank change year-on-year +15 +5 -
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 10 18 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.99% 1.35% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.85% 5.20% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 9 15 2
Somerset median annual salary £37,745 £39,500 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.44% -3.07% -
10th Percentile £24,856 £26,000 £34,475
90th Percentile £48,795 £51,750 £46,425
South West median annual salary £37,745 £37,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% -0.67% -

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 Somerset with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Somerset
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 206 346 350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 20.38% 25.98% 27.13%
Number of salaries quoted 181 252 297
Somerset median annual salary £37,745 £38,250 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.32% +0.66% +11.76%
10th Percentile £24,099 £25,000 £26,700
90th Percentile £60,000 £72,500 £50,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +3.85%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in Somerset

BPSS Clearance
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for BPSS Clearance in Somerset

BPSS Clearance
Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in Somerset over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Salary histogram for BPSS Clearance in Somerset

BPSS Clearance
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 24 June 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
Taunton -1 8 £37,745 -4.44% 3
BPSS Clearance
South West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Somerset region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (30.00%) BDD
4 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (30.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) ISEB
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) SCCM
5 2 (20.00%) System Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) WPF
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (20.00%) MVC
5 2 (20.00%) Aerospace
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) MATLAB
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (20.00%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (20.00%) Security Patching
5 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (20.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) IT Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) ABAP Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (20.00%) WPF
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) BDD
3 3 (30.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) Security Patching
4 2 (20.00%) System Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Mathematical Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) MATLAB
4 1 (10.00%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Xamarin