Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 951 1105 1082
Rank change year-on-year +154 -23 -20
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 147 101 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.059% 0.055%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 105 68 46
UK median annual salary £50,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.86% -22.22% +17.65%
10th Percentile £30,250 £29,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,000 £51,500 £108,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +28.57% -22.22% +20.00%

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 35,619 40,562 42,167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.71% 23.62% 24.97%
Number of salaries quoted 25,461 30,751 33,049
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.23% -2.35%

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 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for BPSS Clearance in the UK

BPSS Clearance
Top 15 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 21 May 2019. 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 +188 144 £50,000 +37.47% 23
UK excluding London +107 123 £45,000 +28.57% 20
South East +97 71 £45,000 +30.43%
London +105 24 £52,000 +48.57% 6
South West +39 20 £37,738 -0.02% 3
North of England +44 19 £52,095 +22.58% 5
Midlands +33 9 £60,000 - 9
Yorkshire - 8 £52,095 -
North West +37 6 £52,095 +22.58% 5
East Midlands - 6 £60,000 - 2
North East - 5 £52,095 -
West Midlands +27 3 £31,000 - 7
Scotland -39 2 - - 1
East of England +79 1 £110,000 +165.06%
Wales +16 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 79 (53.74%) Security Cleared
2 78 (53.06%) SC Cleared
3 69 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (42.86%) Java
5 53 (36.05%) Oracle
6 52 (35.37%) Jenkins
7 48 (32.65%) C
7 48 (32.65%) Software Engineering
7 48 (32.65%) Hadoop
8 47 (31.97%) JIRA
9 45 (30.61%) Configuration Management
9 45 (30.61%) Microsoft
9 45 (30.61%) Military
9 45 (30.61%) Problem-Solving
10 44 (29.93%) Machine Learning
11 43 (29.25%) Kafka
11 43 (29.25%) Java EE 5
11 43 (29.25%) JSF
11 43 (29.25%) Maven
11 43 (29.25%) Artificial Intelligence
11 43 (29.25%) UML
12 39 (26.53%) Mentoring
13 38 (25.85%) Analytical Skills
13 38 (25.85%) Java 8
14 34 (23.13%) Finance
15 33 (22.45%) Management Information System
16 32 (21.77%) Spring
17 31 (21.09%) Scrum
18 29 (19.73%) ITIL
19 27 (18.37%) Eclipse

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 14 (9.52%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.68%) Camunda
2 1 (0.68%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (7.48%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.36%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (12.24%) Power Platform
3 7 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (4.08%) Office 365
5 5 (3.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.40%) IaaS
5 5 (3.40%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.08%) Firewall
2 5 (3.40%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (1.36%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (1.36%) Internet
3 2 (1.36%) Intranet
3 2 (1.36%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (1.36%) Skype
3 2 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.68%) HTTP
4 1 (0.68%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (32.65%) Hadoop
2 18 (12.24%) Big Data
2 18 (12.24%) Power BI
3 14 (9.52%) Geospatial Data
3 14 (9.52%) GIS
4 5 (3.40%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.72%) Amazon Aurora
5 4 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.72%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.36%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 52 (35.37%) Jenkins
2 47 (31.97%) JIRA
3 43 (29.25%) Maven
4 27 (18.37%) Eclipse
5 10 (6.80%) Cucumber
6 9 (6.12%) SpecFlow
6 9 (6.12%) Visual Studio
7 8 (5.44%) Git (software)
8 6 (4.08%) Selenium
9 5 (3.40%) JMeter
9 5 (3.40%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.36%) JUnit
10 2 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.36%) webpack
11 1 (0.68%) Hudson
11 1 (0.68%) RSpec
11 1 (0.68%) Subversion
11 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 45 (30.61%) Military
2 34 (23.13%) Finance
3 15 (10.20%) Marketing
4 7 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.72%) Back Office
6 2 (1.36%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.68%) Games
7 1 (0.68%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (31.97%) Software Engineer
2 31 (21.09%) Architect
2 31 (21.09%) Java Engineer
2 31 (21.09%) Java Software Engineer
3 19 (12.93%) Enterprise Architect
4 18 (12.24%) MI Manager
5 13 (8.84%) Junior
6 12 (8.16%) C++ Software Engineer
7 11 (7.48%) Junior Software Engineer
7 11 (7.48%) Test Engineer
8 10 (6.80%) Developer
8 10 (6.80%) Test Automation Engineer
9 9 (6.12%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 9 (6.12%) Senior Test Engineer
10 7 (4.76%) C Software Engineer
10 7 (4.76%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 7 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (4.76%) Lead Software Engineer
10 7 (4.76%) Python Engineer
10 7 (4.76%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (29.25%) Java EE 5
1 43 (29.25%) JSF
1 43 (29.25%) Kafka
2 32 (21.77%) Spring
3 27 (18.37%) Drools
3 27 (18.37%) Hibernate
4 8 (5.44%) Web Services
5 5 (3.40%) CSS
5 5 (3.40%) CSS3
5 5 (3.40%) HTML
5 5 (3.40%) HTML5
5 5 (3.40%) RESTful
6 4 (2.72%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.72%) Gherkin
6 4 (2.72%) jQuery
7 2 (1.36%) JSON
7 2 (1.36%) Laravel
7 2 (1.36%) Vue.js
8 1 (0.68%) TensorFlow
8 1 (0.68%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 38 (25.85%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (22.45%) Management Information System
3 14 (9.52%) Data Protection Act
3 14 (9.52%) Hybrid Cloud
4 11 (7.48%) Public Cloud
4 11 (7.48%) Replication
5 6 (4.08%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.40%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (1.36%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.36%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.36%) Photography
7 2 (1.36%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.68%) CMDB
8 1 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.48%) Windows
2 8 (5.44%) Linux
3 5 (3.40%) Unix
3 5 (3.40%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (32.65%) Software Engineering
3 45 (30.61%) Configuration Management
3 45 (30.61%) Problem-Solving
4 44 (29.93%) Machine Learning
5 43 (29.25%) Artificial Intelligence
5 43 (29.25%) UML
6 39 (26.53%) Mentoring
7 31 (21.09%) Scrum
8 29 (19.73%) ITIL
9 26 (17.69%) Thought Leadership
10 24 (16.33%) Analytics
11 23 (15.65%) Data Science
12 22 (14.97%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (14.29%) Coaching
14 20 (13.61%) DevOps
14 20 (13.61%) Process Improvement
15 19 (12.93%) Collaborative Working
15 19 (12.93%) Enterprise Architecture
16 18 (12.24%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 63 (42.86%) Java
2 48 (32.65%) C
3 38 (25.85%) Java 8
4 18 (12.24%) C++
5 16 (10.88%) SQL
6 15 (10.20%) C#
7 14 (9.52%) Python
8 8 (5.44%) JavaScript
9 6 (4.08%) PL/SQL
9 6 (4.08%) Ruby
10 4 (2.72%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.72%) TypeScript
11 3 (2.04%) PHP
12 2 (1.36%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.36%) Go
12 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.36%) Scala
12 2 (1.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 79 (53.74%) Security Cleared
2 78 (53.06%) SC Cleared
3 23 (15.65%) DV Cleared
4 20 (13.61%) Degree
5 12 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (4.08%) A+ Certification
7 6 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (4.08%) GNVQ
7 6 (4.08%) HND
8 5 (3.40%) CCNA
8 5 (3.40%) CCSP
8 5 (3.40%) CompTIA Security+
8 5 (3.40%) ISTQB
8 5 (3.40%) MCSA
8 5 (3.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.72%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.68%) ISEB
10 1 (0.68%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.24%) PMO
2 14 (9.52%) BS7799
2 14 (9.52%) COBIT
3 11 (7.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 10 (6.80%) QA
5 1 (0.68%) GDPR
5 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.68%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.48%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.76%) Docker
4 6 (4.08%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (8.84%) Ansible
1 13 (8.84%) Terraform
2 11 (7.48%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (7.48%) Puppet
3 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.36%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.36%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.36%) Mesos
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.68%) OpenView
Vendors
1 53 (36.05%) Oracle
2 45 (30.61%) Microsoft
3 17 (11.56%) VMware
4 13 (8.84%) Citrix
5 7 (4.76%) Cisco
6 4 (2.72%) Google
7 2 (1.36%) Adobe
8 1 (0.68%) BMC
8 1 (0.68%) EMC
8 1 (0.68%) HP
8 1 (0.68%) Remedy
8 1 (0.68%) Xamarin