Period
to 21 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for BC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Basic Check (BC) Clearance
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 754 1019 1103
Rank change year-on-year +265 +84 +79
Permanent jobs citing BC Cleared 15 25 10
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.020% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.090% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 11 20 8
Median annual salary £70,000 £53,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.23% +7.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £33,325
90th Percentile £130,000 £72,875 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £66,250 £53,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +23.26% +7.50% -4.76%

BC Cleared 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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 12,902 27,674 36,426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.24% 21.92% 24.16%
Number of salaries quoted 9,424 20,869 27,024
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,127 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.17% - +5.88%

BC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing BC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for BC Cleared in the UK

BC Cleared
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing BC Cleared.

Salary trend for BC Cleared in the UK

BC Cleared
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing BC Cleared over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

Salary histogram for BC Cleared in the UK

BC Cleared
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BC Cleared within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 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
England +251 15 £70,000 +30.23% 5
UK excluding London +177 11 £66,250 +23.26% 4
South East +161 6 £47,500 -19.15% 2
Midlands +87 4 £120,000 +166.67%
London - 4 £120,000 - 1
West Midlands +59 2 £120,000 +166.67%
North of England +84 1 - - 1
North West +81 1 - - 1
Work from Home -73 1 £70,000 +7.69% 1
East Midlands - 1 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, IT jobs citing BC Cleared 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 with a requirement for BC Cleared.

1 15 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (26.67%) C++
3 4 (26.67%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) Service Management
3 4 (26.67%) Line Management
3 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (20.00%) Ada 95
4 3 (20.00%) Programme Delivery
4 3 (20.00%) Degree
4 3 (20.00%) Machine Learning
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) C
4 3 (20.00%) VxWorks
4 3 (20.00%) Ada
4 3 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (20.00%) Business Continuity
5 2 (13.33%) Retail
5 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (13.33%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) UML
5 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery

BC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
1 1 (6.67%) VLAN
1 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (6.67%) Power BI
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (13.33%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Programme Director
2 3 (20.00%) Ada Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Ada Software Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Delivery Director
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business IT Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analytics Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Java Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Python Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Services Director
4 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) VxWorks
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Line Management
2 4 (26.67%) Service Management
2 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
3 3 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 3 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (20.00%) Machine Learning
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Programme Delivery
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
3 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) UML
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C++
1 4 (26.67%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) Ada
2 3 (20.00%) Ada 95
2 3 (20.00%) C
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (6.67%) HNC
4 1 (6.67%) HND
4 1 (6.67%) ISEB
4 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (6.67%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Cognos
2 1 (6.67%) Veeam
2 1 (6.67%) VMware