Period
to 20 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 923 955 1163
Rank change year-on-year +32 +208 -102
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 100 144 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.095% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.39% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 81 82 36
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,095 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.02% +30.24% -10.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £30,250 £28,625
90th Percentile £95,000 £78,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,000 £52,095 £35,000
% change year-on-year +9.42% +48.84% -19.15%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 26,872 36,846 42,231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.71% 24.34% 23.89%
Number of salaries quoted 19,890 26,845 32,736
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in the UK

BPSS Clearance
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance.

Salary trend for BPSS Clearance in the UK

BPSS Clearance
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Salary histogram for BPSS Clearance in the UK

BPSS Clearance
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance within the UK over the 6 months to 20 February 2020. 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 +73 86 £57,000 +9.42% 61
UK excluding London +52 84 £57,000 +9.42% 51
South West +52 44 £31,589 -20.80% 12
London +60 12 £44,750 -13.94% 14
North of England +53 11 £95,000 +82.36% 10
Midlands +33 10 £65,000 +91.18% 12
West Midlands +27 9 £65,000 +109.68% 4
South East +9 9 £62,500 +4.17% 11
Scotland +38 7 £40,000 - 3
Yorkshire +41 6 £95,000 +82.36% 3
North West +53 5 £80,000 +53.57% 6
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
East Midlands +28 1 - - 8

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 62 (62.00%) Security Cleared
2 39 (39.00%) SC Cleared
3 31 (31.00%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (27.00%) Windows
4 27 (27.00%) Microsoft
5 22 (22.00%) CISSP
5 22 (22.00%) Office 365
6 21 (21.00%) Penetration Testing
7 20 (20.00%) Firewall
7 20 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 20 (20.00%) Azure
8 19 (19.00%) Degree
8 19 (19.00%) Driving Licence
8 19 (19.00%) Windows Server
9 18 (18.00%) ITIL
10 17 (17.00%) Information Security
10 17 (17.00%) MS Exchange
11 16 (16.00%) HP
11 16 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (16.00%) Finance
11 16 (16.00%) CISM
12 15 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (15.00%) Dell
12 15 (15.00%) SQL
13 14 (14.00%) SQL Server
13 14 (14.00%) Risk Management
14 13 (13.00%) SAN
15 12 (12.00%) VPN
15 12 (12.00%) Linux
15 12 (12.00%) Wireless

BPSS Clearance
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 17 (17.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (11.00%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (7.00%) Figma
3 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Primavera
2 2 (2.00%) Teamcenter
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (22.00%) Office 365
2 20 (20.00%) Azure
3 5 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (5.00%) IaaS
4 4 (4.00%) AWS
5 3 (3.00%) PaaS
6 1 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.00%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.00%) Firewall
2 13 (13.00%) SAN
3 12 (12.00%) VPN
3 12 (12.00%) Wireless
4 11 (11.00%) DHCP
4 11 (11.00%) DNS
4 11 (11.00%) IPv4
4 11 (11.00%) LAN
4 11 (11.00%) VLAN
4 11 (11.00%) WAN
5 6 (6.00%) Ethernet
5 6 (6.00%) Internet
6 3 (3.00%) Modbus
6 3 (3.00%) Unified Communications
6 3 (3.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.00%) Skype
8 1 (1.00%) IPsec
8 1 (1.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (7.00%) Axure RP
2 3 (3.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.00%) JIRA
4 1 (1.00%) IDA Disassembler
4 1 (1.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 16 (16.00%) Finance
2 9 (9.00%) Public Sector
3 6 (6.00%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.00%) Marketing
5 4 (4.00%) Aerospace
5 4 (4.00%) Electronics
5 4 (4.00%) Local Government
5 4 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.00%) Advertising
6 2 (2.00%) German Language
7 1 (1.00%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 21 (21.00%) Consultant
2 18 (18.00%) Security Consultant
3 15 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 14 (14.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 12 (12.00%) Managing Consultant
6 11 (11.00%) Analyst
7 10 (10.00%) Designer
7 10 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
7 10 (10.00%) Senior Security Consultant
8 7 (7.00%) Interaction Designer
8 7 (7.00%) IT Engineer
9 6 (6.00%) IT Support
9 6 (6.00%) Network Engineer
9 6 (6.00%) Security Analyst
9 6 (6.00%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
9 6 (6.00%) SOC Analyst
9 6 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (6.00%) Technical Engineer
9 6 (6.00%) Technical Support
9 6 (6.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.00%) CSS
1 7 (7.00%) HTML
2 1 (1.00%) .NET
2 1 (1.00%) JSON
2 1 (1.00%) SOAP
2 1 (1.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.00%) Driving Licence
2 11 (11.00%) Data Centre
2 11 (11.00%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (8.00%) Cyberattack
4 8 (8.00%) Security Operations Centre
5 7 (7.00%) User Experience
6 6 (6.00%) Cybercrime
6 6 (6.00%) Internet of Things
7 4 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (4.00%) Management Information System
7 4 (4.00%) Renewable Energy
8 2 (2.00%) CAN bus
8 2 (2.00%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (2.00%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (2.00%) Life Science
8 2 (2.00%) PMI
8 2 (2.00%) Private Cloud
8 2 (2.00%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.00%) Windows
2 19 (19.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (12.00%) Linux
4 11 (11.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (10.00%) Windows 10
6 9 (9.00%) Windows 7
7 8 (8.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.00%) Android
8 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.00%) Unix
8 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.00%) Cybersecurity
2 21 (21.00%) Penetration Testing
3 18 (18.00%) ITIL
4 17 (17.00%) Information Security
5 15 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (14.00%) Risk Management
7 12 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (11.00%) Change Management
8 11 (11.00%) Coaching
8 11 (11.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (11.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 9 (9.00%) Data Protection
9 9 (9.00%) Software Engineering
9 9 (9.00%) User Stories
10 8 (8.00%) Security Operations
11 7 (7.00%) PRINCE2
11 7 (7.00%) Prototyping
11 7 (7.00%) Wireframes
12 6 (6.00%) Digital Forensics
12 6 (6.00%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.00%) SQL
2 8 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (7.00%) C
4 3 (3.00%) C#
5 2 (2.00%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.00%) C++
6 1 (1.00%) Java
6 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 62 (62.00%) Security Cleared
2 39 (39.00%) SC Cleared
3 22 (22.00%) CISSP
4 19 (19.00%) Degree
5 16 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (16.00%) CISM
6 12 (12.00%) DBS Check
7 11 (11.00%) CCNP
8 6 (6.00%) CISA
8 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (5.00%) CCNA
10 4 (4.00%) BC Cleared
11 3 (3.00%) MCSA
11 3 (3.00%) SANS
12 2 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (2.00%) HND
12 2 (2.00%) MCSE
12 2 (2.00%) PMI Certification
12 2 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (1.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.00%) MISRA
2 3 (3.00%) SLA
3 2 (2.00%) RMADS
4 1 (1.00%) GDPR
4 1 (1.00%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.00%) NCSC
4 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.00%) QA
4 1 (1.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (4.00%) Single Sign-On
1 4 (4.00%) vCenter Server
2 2 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (2.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.00%) SCOM
2 2 (2.00%) vRealize
3 1 (1.00%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 27 (27.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (16.00%) HP
3 15 (15.00%) Dell
4 11 (11.00%) EMC
5 10 (10.00%) VMware
6 7 (7.00%) Cisco
7 6 (6.00%) Veeam
8 4 (4.00%) Dell Compellent
9 2 (2.00%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.00%) CommVault
9 2 (2.00%) EqualLogic
9 2 (2.00%) Nimble Storage
9 2 (2.00%) Oracle
9 2 (2.00%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.00%) jBASE