BPSS Clearance Jobs

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. It includes a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months leading up to 25 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
25 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 338 525 848
Rank change year-on-year +187 +323 -157
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 847 452 436
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.49% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.95% 1.44% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 640 264 179
10th Percentile £25,500 £32,750 £21,806
25th Percentile £39,688 £41,125 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £56,750 £49,200
Median % change year-on-year -3.08% +15.35% -10.55%
75th Percentile £65,000 £77,500 £68,283
90th Percentile £77,500 £87,275 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £51,125 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.71% +7.63% -13.64%

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK

BPSS Clearance falls under the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications.

Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 28,735 31,345 47,702
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 26.15% 33.90% 27.61%
Number of salaries quoted 17,299 14,299 19,297
10th Percentile £29,000 £32,000 £30,762
25th Percentile £38,734 £42,500 £40,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,555 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.74% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £70,750 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.14% +0.20%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in the UK

BPSS Clearance
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for BPSS Clearance in the UK

BPSS Clearance
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing BPSS Clearance over the 6 months to 25 June 2024.

Salary histogram for BPSS Clearance in the UK

BPSS Clearance
Top 17 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 25 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England +259 733 £55,000 +4.76% 126
UK excluding London +266 665 £52,000 +1.71% 102
Work from Home +224 418 £57,500 - 56
South West +124 278 £55,000 +18.92% 32
East of England +134 186 £55,000 -31.25% 11
London +15 77 £66,250 +26.19% 30
South East +35 74 £48,500 -36.39% 34
North of England +6 48 £28,422 -33.12% 13
Midlands -20 48 £47,500 -26.92% 13
North West -21 35 £28,000 -30.00% 8
West Midlands -2 27 £60,000 +9.09% 11
East Midlands -20 21 £24,811 -63.24% 2
Wales +15 14 £41,067 -12.93% 3
Scotland -73 14 £24,240 -51.52% 3
Yorkshire +56 7 £78,273 -7.91% 1
Northern Ireland - 7 £28,000 -
North East -14 6 £65,000 -13.33% 4

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 70 (8.26%) Confluence
2 20 (2.36%) Microsoft Exchange
3 18 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (1.53%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.71%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.35%) Apache
6 3 (0.35%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.24%) Anypoint
7 2 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.24%) CMS
7 2 (0.24%) WordPress
8 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 41 (4.84%) Simulink
2 23 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (1.18%) Trello
6 5 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.47%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.12%) 1Password
8 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.12%) Blender
8 1 (0.12%) InDesign
8 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (2.60%) Workday HCM
2 21 (2.48%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 9 (1.06%) Primavera
4 3 (0.35%) Maximo
5 2 (0.24%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.12%) ContrOCC
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 145 (17.12%) Azure
2 94 (11.10%) AWS
3 47 (5.55%) Microsoft 365
4 39 (4.60%) Azure DevOps
5 26 (3.07%) GitHub
6 24 (2.83%) GCP
7 23 (2.72%) PaaS
7 23 (2.72%) Power Platform
8 22 (2.60%) GitHub Actions
9 19 (2.24%) Azure Monitor
10 15 (1.77%) SaaS
11 14 (1.65%) OCI
12 11 (1.30%) IaaS
13 9 (1.06%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 7 (0.83%) Serverless
15 6 (0.71%) Azure Service Bus
15 6 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (0.59%) Azure AKS
16 5 (0.59%) Slack
17 4 (0.47%) Google Data Studio
Communications & Networking
1 44 (5.19%) Wi-Fi
2 21 (2.48%) Firewall
2 21 (2.48%) VPN
3 15 (1.77%) 5G
4 14 (1.65%) LAN
5 13 (1.53%) WAN
6 11 (1.30%) Ethernet
7 10 (1.18%) 4G
7 10 (1.18%) MPLS
8 8 (0.94%) Software-Defined Radio
9 6 (0.71%) VLAN
10 5 (0.59%) 5G NR
10 5 (0.59%) 802.11
10 5 (0.59%) LTE
10 5 (0.59%) SAN
10 5 (0.59%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.59%) Wireless
11 4 (0.47%) DNS
11 4 (0.47%) Internet
12 3 (0.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.01%) Relational Database
2 19 (2.24%) Power BI
3 12 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (1.18%) NoSQL
4 10 (1.18%) Tableau
5 9 (1.06%) MongoDB
6 8 (0.94%) Big Data
7 7 (0.83%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 6 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (0.71%) Redis
8 6 (0.71%) Snowflake Schema
8 6 (0.71%) Star Schema
9 5 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.47%) Metadata
10 4 (0.47%) Power Query
11 2 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.24%) MySQL
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.24%) SQL Server
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 84 (9.92%) JIRA
2 74 (8.74%) Git
3 67 (7.91%) Visual Studio
4 60 (7.08%) Bitbucket
5 59 (6.97%) Sourcetree
6 44 (5.19%) Rational Rhapsody
7 42 (4.96%) Rational DOORS
8 13 (1.53%) GitLab
8 13 (1.53%) Rational Team Concert
9 10 (1.18%) SonarQube
10 7 (0.83%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.71%) Postman
12 5 (0.59%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.59%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.59%) Subversion
13 4 (0.47%) JMeter
14 3 (0.35%) Selenium
15 2 (0.24%) Cypress.io
15 2 (0.24%) JUnit
15 2 (0.24%) Mockito
General
1 223 (26.33%) Social Skills
2 90 (10.63%) Public Sector
3 88 (10.39%) Presentation Skills
4 73 (8.62%) Games
5 71 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
5 71 (8.38%) Finance
6 47 (5.55%) Manufacturing
7 44 (5.19%) Military
8 36 (4.25%) Aerospace
8 36 (4.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 35 (4.13%) Retail
10 28 (3.31%) Electronics
11 25 (2.95%) Organisational Skills
12 23 (2.72%) French Language
13 16 (1.89%) Influencing Skills
14 13 (1.53%) Telecoms
15 10 (1.18%) Marketing
16 7 (0.83%) Italian Language
17 6 (0.71%) Law
18 4 (0.47%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 122 (14.40%) Senior
2 117 (13.81%) Developer
3 99 (11.69%) Systems Engineer
4 98 (11.57%) Architect
5 93 (10.98%) Lead
6 61 (7.20%) Software Engineer
7 59 (6.97%) 3D Developer
7 59 (6.97%) Games Developer
7 59 (6.97%) Unity 3D Developer
8 51 (6.02%) Consultant
8 51 (6.02%) Senior Developer
9 42 (4.96%) Analyst
10 37 (4.37%) Field Engineer
11 33 (3.90%) Field Service Engineer
11 33 (3.90%) Mobile Engineer
12 32 (3.78%) Security Architect
13 30 (3.54%) Senior Games Developer
14 27 (3.19%) Junior
15 26 (3.07%) Full Stack Developer
16 24 (2.83%) Senior Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (6.97%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 47 (5.55%) .NET
3 39 (4.60%) HTML
4 33 (3.90%) Node.js
5 32 (3.78%) CSS
5 32 (3.78%) RESTful
6 27 (3.19%) Web Services
7 19 (2.24%) EDI
8 16 (1.89%) ASP.NET
9 15 (1.77%) ASP.NET Core
10 12 (1.42%) Middleware
11 10 (1.18%) ARM Templates
11 10 (1.18%) Azure Blueprints
11 10 (1.18%) Express.js
11 10 (1.18%) OAuth
11 10 (1.18%) OpenID
11 10 (1.18%) REST
12 9 (1.06%) JSON
12 9 (1.06%) PyTorch
13 7 (0.83%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 86 (10.15%) Driving Licence
2 78 (9.21%) Onboarding
3 63 (7.44%) Virtual Reality
4 55 (6.49%) Self-Motivation
5 53 (6.26%) Management Information System
6 51 (6.02%) Algorithms
7 24 (2.83%) EPoS
7 24 (2.83%) Public Cloud
8 17 (2.01%) Data Centre
9 15 (1.77%) Product Ownership
10 14 (1.65%) Cyberattack
11 11 (1.30%) iPhone
12 10 (1.18%) FPGA
12 10 (1.18%) IoT
12 10 (1.18%) VHDL
13 9 (1.06%) ARM Cortex
14 8 (0.94%) CMDB
14 8 (0.94%) Cyber Threat
14 8 (0.94%) PCIe
15 7 (0.83%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 83 (9.80%) Windows
2 30 (3.54%) Linux
3 8 (0.94%) Windows 10
4 5 (0.59%) Unix
4 5 (0.59%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.47%) Mac OS
5 4 (0.47%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.24%) Android
7 2 (0.24%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (24.56%) Software Engineering
2 157 (18.54%) Problem-Solving
3 152 (17.95%) DevOps
4 150 (17.71%) Agile
5 124 (14.64%) Systems Engineering
6 119 (14.05%) UML
7 99 (11.69%) Project Management
8 98 (11.57%) Scrum
9 92 (10.86%) Validation
10 78 (9.21%) ITIL
11 77 (9.09%) Roadmaps
11 77 (9.09%) Use Case
12 69 (8.15%) Design Patterns
13 68 (8.03%) Mentoring
14 61 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
15 60 (7.08%) Analytics
15 60 (7.08%) Cybersecurity
15 60 (7.08%) Mathematics
16 54 (6.38%) Verification and Validation
17 53 (6.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 111 (13.11%) C#
2 62 (7.32%) Python
3 55 (6.49%) C
4 49 (5.79%) JavaScript
5 47 (5.55%) Java
6 45 (5.31%) Ada
7 36 (4.25%) MATLAB
8 32 (3.78%) SQL
9 21 (2.48%) Go
10 14 (1.65%) Scala
11 12 (1.42%) R
12 11 (1.30%) C++
13 8 (0.94%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.71%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.71%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.59%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.47%) Rust
16 4 (0.47%) VBA
17 3 (0.35%) SystemVerilog
18 2 (0.24%) Julia
Qualifications
1 665 (78.51%) Security Cleared
2 242 (28.57%) Degree
3 235 (27.74%) SC Cleared
4 43 (5.08%) DBS Check
5 21 (2.48%) TOGAF Certification
6 17 (2.01%) Master's Degree
7 12 (1.42%) Azure Certification
7 12 (1.42%) CISM
7 12 (1.42%) CISSP
7 12 (1.42%) CTC Cleared
7 12 (1.42%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.30%) AWS Certification
9 10 (1.18%) OSCP
10 8 (0.94%) APMG
11 6 (0.71%) IIBA
11 6 (0.71%) PhD
12 5 (0.59%) CEH
12 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.47%) APMP
13 4 (0.47%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (7.44%) SLA
2 39 (4.60%) PCI DSS
3 34 (4.01%) Accessibility
4 15 (1.77%) NCSC
4 15 (1.77%) QA
5 13 (1.53%) Def Stans
6 12 (1.42%) GDPR
7 10 (1.18%) COSHH
7 10 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (1.18%) MISRA
8 6 (0.71%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.47%) IEC 61508
9 4 (0.47%) MISRA C
10 3 (0.35%) DO-178B
10 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.35%) NIST
11 1 (0.12%) PMO
11 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 62 (7.32%) Firmware
2 39 (4.60%) KVM
3 22 (2.60%) Docker
4 18 (2.13%) Active Directory
5 15 (1.77%) Hyper-V
6 10 (1.18%) Embedded Firmware
7 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.12%) XenApp
9 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (2.24%) Microsoft Intune
2 18 (2.13%) Ansible
3 17 (2.01%) Terraform
4 14 (1.65%) Kubernetes
5 10 (1.18%) FortiGate
6 6 (0.71%) Grafana
6 6 (0.71%) Kibana
7 4 (0.47%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 3 (0.35%) SCCM
9 2 (0.24%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 1 (0.12%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.12%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.12%) Istio
10 1 (0.12%) Kubeflow
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.12%) Progress Chef
10 1 (0.12%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 203 (23.97%) Microsoft
2 73 (8.62%) Dell
3 63 (7.44%) IBM
4 42 (4.96%) HP
5 24 (2.83%) NetApp
5 24 (2.83%) Oracle
6 22 (2.60%) Workday
7 21 (2.48%) Sparx
8 18 (2.13%) Cisco
9 16 (1.89%) Sun
10 15 (1.77%) Mercator
11 12 (1.42%) ServiceNow
12 10 (1.18%) Google
13 9 (1.06%) Darktrace
13 9 (1.06%) Mitel
13 9 (1.06%) NEC
13 9 (1.06%) Ribbon
14 7 (0.83%) Salesforce
15 6 (0.71%) SAP
15 6 (0.71%) VMware