Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 418 280 506
Rank change year-on-year -138 +226 +25
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 33 11 9
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.18% 0.14% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.53% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 28 9 5
10th Percentile £32,225 " "
25th Percentile £47,500 £27,500 £33,264
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £48,750 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% -2.50% +0.50%
75th Percentile £90,000 £69,500 £60,000
90th Percentile " £70,350 £69,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +29.41% +25.00% -15.56%

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 5,107 2,090 6,914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.34% 26.04% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,740 1,556 5,201
10th Percentile £28,250 £30,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.97%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 25 October 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 25 October 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 -108 10 £55,000 +12.82% 5
West Sussex - 5 - -
East Sussex - 5 - -
Thames Valley -87 4 £52,500 -23.91%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £52,500 -
Berkshire -74 1 £30,000 -56.52%
Home Counties - 1 £40,000 -
BPSS Clearance
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 25 (75.76%) Social Skills
2 22 (66.67%) Public Sector
2 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (60.61%) Scrum
4 19 (57.58%) Accessibility
4 19 (57.58%) User Experience
5 18 (54.55%) Mercator
6 17 (51.52%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (51.52%) Prototyping
7 16 (48.48%) User Research
7 16 (48.48%) Line Management
8 15 (45.45%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (42.42%) Requirements Gathering
10 13 (39.39%) Decision-Making
10 13 (39.39%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 13 (39.39%) Workshop Facilitation
10 13 (39.39%) Guerrilla Research
10 13 (39.39%) Actionable Insight
10 13 (39.39%) Quantitative Research
10 13 (39.39%) Actionable Customer Insight
10 13 (39.39%) Ethnography
10 13 (39.39%) Ergonomics
10 13 (39.39%) Human Factors
10 13 (39.39%) Usability Testing
10 13 (39.39%) Market Research
10 13 (39.39%) Customer Insight
10 13 (39.39%) User Stories
10 13 (39.39%) Qualitative Research
11 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
12 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared

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 2 (6.06%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.03%) nginx
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Azure
2 4 (12.12%) AWS
3 1 (3.03%) GCP
3 1 (3.03%) GitHub
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (3.03%) npm
3 1 (3.03%) Power Platform
3 1 (3.03%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) HTTP
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.03%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) Big Data
2 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.03%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.12%) JUnit
2 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.09%) JIRA
3 2 (6.06%) Subversion
4 1 (3.03%) Appium
4 1 (3.03%) Artifactory
4 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.03%) GitLab
4 1 (3.03%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.03%) JMeter
4 1 (3.03%) Maven
4 1 (3.03%) Mocha
4 1 (3.03%) Mockito
4 1 (3.03%) Selenium
4 1 (3.03%) TestNG
4 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.03%) webpack
General
1 25 (75.76%) Social Skills
2 22 (66.67%) Public Sector
3 17 (51.52%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (12.12%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 2 (6.06%) Military
6 1 (3.03%) Finance
6 1 (3.03%) Police
6 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) User Researcher
2 5 (15.15%) Developer
2 5 (15.15%) Junior
3 3 (9.09%) Designer
3 3 (9.09%) Interaction Designer
4 2 (6.06%) Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Cloud Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (3.03%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Creative Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 1 (3.03%) Developer in Test
5 1 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Junior IT Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) CSS
1 5 (15.15%) HTML
2 2 (6.06%) Ajax
2 2 (6.06%) CSS3
2 2 (6.06%) Django
2 2 (6.06%) Guice
2 2 (6.06%) HTML5
2 2 (6.06%) JSON
2 2 (6.06%) Play Framework
2 2 (6.06%) REST
2 2 (6.06%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (6.06%) Spring
2 2 (6.06%) Spring MVC
3 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (3.03%) Jest
3 1 (3.03%) React
3 1 (3.03%) Spring Boot
3 1 (3.03%) Vue.js
3 1 (3.03%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 19 (57.58%) User Experience
2 5 (15.15%) Mobile App
3 3 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.06%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.03%) Cloud Native
5 1 (3.03%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (60.61%) Scrum
3 17 (51.52%) Prototyping
4 16 (48.48%) Line Management
4 16 (48.48%) User Research
5 15 (45.45%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (42.42%) Requirements Gathering
7 13 (39.39%) Actionable Customer Insight
7 13 (39.39%) Actionable Insight
7 13 (39.39%) Decision-Making
7 13 (39.39%) Ergonomics
7 13 (39.39%) Ethnography
7 13 (39.39%) Guerrilla Research
7 13 (39.39%) Human Factors
7 13 (39.39%) Market Research
7 13 (39.39%) Qualitative Research
7 13 (39.39%) Quantitative Research
7 13 (39.39%) Usability Testing
7 13 (39.39%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 13 (39.39%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) C
2 4 (12.12%) Python
3 3 (9.09%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) Java
4 2 (6.06%) Ruby
5 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.03%) C++
5 1 (3.03%) Go
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) Kotlin
5 1 (3.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) CISSP
3 2 (6.06%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.03%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (57.58%) Accessibility
2 1 (3.03%) NCSC
2 1 (3.03%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Ansible
1 1 (3.03%) HAProxy
1 1 (3.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (3.03%) Kibana
1 1 (3.03%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.03%) logstash
1 1 (3.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (3.03%) Puppet
1 1 (3.03%) Terraform
1 1 (3.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Mercator
2 2 (6.06%) Google
2 2 (6.06%) VMware
3 1 (3.03%) AppDynamics
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco
3 1 (3.03%) Dynatrace
3 1 (3.03%) Hortonworks
3 1 (3.03%) Juniper
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft