Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 115 104
Rank change year-on-year +38 -11 -
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 18 6 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.87% 0.45% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.96% 2.23% 4.01%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 12
Somerset median annual salary £36,608 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.48% +1.27% -
10th Percentile £25,786 £28,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £46,994 £42,750 £46,725
South West median annual salary £36,608 £20,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +83.04% -49.37% +5.33%

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 226 269 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 23.44% 20.06% 28.40%
Number of salaries quoted 170 209 285
Somerset median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.32% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,000 £22,550
90th Percentile £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
South West median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +13 17 £36,608 -10.17%
BPSS Clearance
South West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (94.44%) SC Cleared
2 17 (94.44%) Test Automation
3 15 (83.33%) C#
3 15 (83.33%) .NET
4 14 (77.78%) Continuous Delivery
5 13 (72.22%) Collaborative Working
5 13 (72.22%) Deployment Automation
6 9 (50.00%) Geospatial Data
6 9 (50.00%) GIS
6 9 (50.00%) Data Protection
6 9 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (16.67%) Xamarin
7 3 (16.67%) MVC
7 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 3 (16.67%) Service Management
7 3 (16.67%) Java
7 3 (16.67%) WPF
7 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
7 3 (16.67%) System Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (5.56%) Selenium
8 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration

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 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) Geospatial Data
1 9 (50.00%) GIS
2 1 (5.56%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) JMeter
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Developer
2 7 (38.89%) Software Developer
3 5 (27.78%) .NET Developer
3 5 (27.78%) .NET Software Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Lead .NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Lead Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Lead Software Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (5.56%) ABAP Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (5.56%) SAP Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (83.33%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (16.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (94.44%) Test Automation
3 14 (77.78%) Continuous Delivery
4 13 (72.22%) Collaborative Working
4 13 (72.22%) Deployment Automation
5 9 (50.00%) Data Protection
6 3 (16.67%) MVC
6 3 (16.67%) Service Management
6 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 3 (16.67%) System Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.56%) Creative Thinking
7 1 (5.56%) Data Science
7 1 (5.56%) DevOps
7 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) C#
2 3 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) ABAP
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (94.44%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Xamarin
2 1 (5.56%) SAP