Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 118 109
Rank change year-on-year +48 -9 -
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 17 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.97% 0.53% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.63% 2.13% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 16 6 4
Somerset median annual salary £39,887 £40,750 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% - -
10th Percentile £27,794 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £47,744 £47,250 £47,000
South West median annual salary £39,887 £20,000 £40,750
% change year-on-year +99.44% -50.92% +8.67%

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 197 329 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 22.88% 24.94% 29.56%
Number of salaries quoted 164 238 312
Somerset median annual salary £37,623 £37,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.34% +0.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £54,625 £72,500 £52,375
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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +10 14 £37,745 -7.37% 2
BPSS Clearance
South West

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 15 (88.24%) Security Cleared
2 14 (82.35%) SC Cleared
3 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (70.59%) Test Automation
5 10 (58.82%) C#
6 8 (47.06%) .NET
7 6 (35.29%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (29.41%) WPF
8 5 (29.41%) System Testing
8 5 (29.41%) MVC
8 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
8 5 (29.41%) Collaborative Working
8 5 (29.41%) Deployment Automation
9 4 (23.53%) Service Management
9 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
9 4 (23.53%) Xamarin
10 3 (17.65%) Java
11 2 (11.76%) SQL
11 2 (11.76%) ISEB
11 2 (11.76%) Citrix
11 2 (11.76%) MATLAB
11 2 (11.76%) Aerospace
11 2 (11.76%) Degree
11 2 (11.76%) Security Patching
11 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
11 2 (11.76%) SCCM

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 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) JMeter
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.76%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) Software Developer
3 6 (35.29%) .NET Developer
3 6 (35.29%) .NET Software Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Lead .NET Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Lead Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Lead Software Developer
5 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) IT Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) IT Support
6 2 (11.76%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Java Software Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) ABAP Developer
7 1 (5.88%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) .NET
2 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
2 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (29.41%) WPF
3 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) Test Automation
3 6 (35.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (29.41%) Collaborative Working
4 5 (29.41%) Deployment Automation
4 5 (29.41%) MVC
4 5 (29.41%) System Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Service Management
6 2 (11.76%) BDD
6 2 (11.76%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Security Patching
6 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.88%) Creative Thinking
7 1 (5.88%) Data Science
7 1 (5.88%) DevOps
7 1 (5.88%) Mathematical Modelling
7 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) MATLAB
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) ABAP
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) Security Cleared
2 14 (82.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Xamarin
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) SAP