Period
to 1 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
England > South East
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 388 326 489
Rank change year-on-year -62 +163 +59
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 39 18 35
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.88% 0.59% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 32 16 26
10th Percentile £37,875 £25,625 £30,250
25th Percentile £55,188 £27,500 £30,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £74,000 £30,000 £39,000
Median % change year-on-year +146.67% -23.08% +13.04%
75th Percentile £90,000 £63,750 £45,000
90th Percentile " " £56,875
England median annual salary £55,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +32.53% +6.41% +6.54%

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 South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4,437 3,039 7,430
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.02% 25.96% 28.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,597 2,235 5,526
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,000 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in the South East

BPSS Clearance
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the South East.

Salary trend for BPSS Clearance in the South East

BPSS Clearance
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing BPSS Clearance in the South East over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Salary histogram for BPSS Clearance in the South East

BPSS Clearance
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance within the South East region over the 6 months to 1 August 2021. 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
Hampshire -65 10 £61,375 +115.35% 6
Surrey -38 7 £55,000 +83.33%
West Sussex - 7 - -
East Sussex - 7 - -
Home Counties - 1 £40,000 -
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, 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 South East region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 27 (69.23%) Social Skills
2 26 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (64.10%) Scrum
4 22 (56.41%) Accessibility
4 22 (56.41%) Public Sector
4 22 (56.41%) User Experience
5 21 (53.85%) Mercator
6 20 (51.28%) Line Management
7 18 (46.15%) Prototyping
7 18 (46.15%) User Research
8 17 (43.59%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (38.46%) Requirements Gathering
9 15 (38.46%) Security Cleared
10 14 (35.90%) Market Research
10 14 (35.90%) Ergonomics
10 14 (35.90%) Human Factors
10 14 (35.90%) Usability Testing
10 14 (35.90%) SC Cleared
10 14 (35.90%) Decision-Making
10 14 (35.90%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 14 (35.90%) Workshop Facilitation
10 14 (35.90%) Guerrilla Research
10 14 (35.90%) Actionable Insight
10 14 (35.90%) Quantitative Research
10 14 (35.90%) Actionable Customer Insight
10 14 (35.90%) Ethnography
10 14 (35.90%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (35.90%) Customer Insight
10 14 (35.90%) User Stories
10 14 (35.90%) Qualitative Research

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (7.69%) Confluence
1 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Azure
2 6 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (12.82%) AWS
4 4 (10.26%) IaaS
4 4 (10.26%) PaaS
4 4 (10.26%) SaaS
5 2 (5.13%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (2.56%) GCP
6 1 (2.56%) npm
6 1 (2.56%) Power Platform
6 1 (2.56%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) SAN
2 5 (12.82%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (7.69%) DNS
3 3 (7.69%) HTTP
4 2 (5.13%) Firewall
4 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) JIRA
1 5 (12.82%) JUnit
2 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.69%) Subversion
4 2 (5.13%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (2.56%) Appium
5 1 (2.56%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.56%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.56%) JMeter
5 1 (2.56%) Maven
5 1 (2.56%) Mocha
5 1 (2.56%) Mockito
5 1 (2.56%) Selenium
5 1 (2.56%) TestNG
5 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.56%) webpack
General
1 27 (69.23%) Social Skills
2 22 (56.41%) Public Sector
3 14 (35.90%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (12.82%) Military
5 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
6 2 (5.13%) Aerospace
6 2 (5.13%) Cyber-Physical System
6 2 (5.13%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (2.56%) Police
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) User Researcher
2 6 (15.38%) Developer
3 4 (10.26%) Designer
3 4 (10.26%) Interaction Designer
4 3 (7.69%) Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Azure Infrastructure Lead
4 3 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Agile Coach
5 2 (5.13%) BSS Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Systems Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Test Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Network Support
6 1 (2.56%) Network Support Specialist
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Software Architect
6 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) CSS
1 7 (17.95%) HTML
2 3 (7.69%) Ajax
2 3 (7.69%) CSS3
2 3 (7.69%) Django
2 3 (7.69%) Guice
2 3 (7.69%) HTML5
2 3 (7.69%) JSON
2 3 (7.69%) Play Framework
2 3 (7.69%) REST
2 3 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (7.69%) Spring
2 3 (7.69%) Spring MVC
3 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.56%) Jest
3 1 (2.56%) React
3 1 (2.56%) Spring Boot
3 1 (2.56%) Vue.js
3 1 (2.56%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 22 (56.41%) User Experience
2 6 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.38%) Mobile App
3 4 (10.26%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.56%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
1 6 (15.38%) Windows Server
1 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
1 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2016
1 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2019
2 5 (12.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (64.10%) Scrum
3 20 (51.28%) Line Management
4 18 (46.15%) Prototyping
4 18 (46.15%) User Research
5 17 (43.59%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (38.46%) Requirements Gathering
7 14 (35.90%) Actionable Customer Insight
7 14 (35.90%) Actionable Insight
7 14 (35.90%) Customer Insight
7 14 (35.90%) Decision-Making
7 14 (35.90%) Ergonomics
7 14 (35.90%) Ethnography
7 14 (35.90%) Guerrilla Research
7 14 (35.90%) Human Factors
7 14 (35.90%) Qualitative Research
7 14 (35.90%) Quantitative Research
7 14 (35.90%) User Stories
7 14 (35.90%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 14 (35.90%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) C#
1 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
1 4 (10.26%) Python
2 3 (7.69%) Ruby
3 2 (5.13%) Java
3 2 (5.13%) SQL
4 1 (2.56%) C
4 1 (2.56%) C++
4 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) Kotlin
4 1 (2.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 14 (35.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) MCP
4 1 (2.56%) CISSP
4 1 (2.56%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (56.41%) Accessibility
2 2 (5.13%) Def Stans
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
3 1 (2.56%) GLP
3 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 6 (15.38%) Hyper-V
1 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (15.38%) SCCM
1 6 (15.38%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.56%) Kibana
2 1 (2.56%) logstash
2 1 (2.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (53.85%) Mercator
2 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) VMware
3 5 (12.82%) Cisco
4 4 (10.26%) Veeam
5 3 (7.69%) Google
5 3 (7.69%) ServiceNow
5 3 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.13%) EMC
7 1 (2.56%) AppDynamics
7 1 (2.56%) Juniper