Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1093 1073 1054
Rank change year-on-year -20 -19 +197
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 104 91 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.054% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.22% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 71 47 62
UK median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% +17.65% -27.14%
10th Percentile £29,250 £26,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £50,000 £108,750 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -22.22% +20.00% -25.00%

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 40,526 42,100 55,687
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.60% 24.91% 27.72%
Number of salaries quoted 30,728 33,025 44,706
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,898 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.90% -1.18% +6.25%

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 22 May 2018.

Salary histogram for BPSS Clearance in the UK

BPSS Clearance
Top 12 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 22 May 2018. 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
UK excluding London +2 92 £35,000 -22.22% 51
Scotland - 52 £34,000 - 5
England -47 50 £36,373 -14.42% 68
South West -32 13 £37,745 +7.84% 8
London -6 12 £35,000 -12.50% 23
East of England - 9 £41,500 - 3
South East -14 8 £34,500 -31.82% 9
North West +13 7 £42,500 +25.00% 7
North of England -10 7 £42,500 +25.00% 19
Wales +9 2 £38,750 - 1
West Midlands -6 1 - - 1
Midlands -12 1 - - 6

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 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 56 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (48.08%) SQL
3 39 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 38 (36.54%) Open Source
5 35 (33.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 35 (33.65%) .NET
5 35 (33.65%) ASP.NET
5 35 (33.65%) MVC
5 35 (33.65%) Collaborative Working
6 34 (32.69%) Microservices
7 33 (31.73%) NoSQL
8 31 (29.81%) Windows
9 30 (28.85%) C#
10 28 (26.92%) HTML
11 27 (25.96%) SQL Server
12 25 (24.04%) Microsoft
13 24 (23.08%) Oracle
13 24 (23.08%) JavaScript
13 24 (23.08%) AngularJS
13 24 (23.08%) NHibernate
13 24 (23.08%) React
14 23 (22.12%) Office 365
14 23 (22.12%) Node.js
14 23 (22.12%) ITIL
15 22 (21.15%) PL/SQL
16 21 (20.19%) Microsoft Azure
17 20 (19.23%) ASP.NET Web API
18 19 (18.27%) webpack
18 19 (18.27%) API Development
18 19 (18.27%) Babel

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 6 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.81%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.81%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.96%) Confluence
4 1 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.96%) nginx
4 1 (0.96%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 23 (22.12%) Office 365
2 21 (20.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (18.27%) Dynamics 365
3 19 (18.27%) npm
4 5 (4.81%) IaaS
5 2 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.92%) SaaS
6 1 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.96%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.96%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.96%) Route 53
6 1 (0.96%) Serverless
6 1 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.58%) Firewall
2 10 (9.62%) LAN
3 9 (8.65%) VPN
4 7 (6.73%) Network Security
5 6 (5.77%) WAN
5 6 (5.77%) WLAN
6 5 (4.81%) DNS
6 5 (4.81%) PBX
6 5 (4.81%) Reverse Proxy
6 5 (4.81%) Skype
6 5 (4.81%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.81%) Unified Communications
6 5 (4.81%) VLAN
7 4 (3.85%) Intranet
8 2 (1.92%) DMZ
8 2 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (31.73%) NoSQL
2 27 (25.96%) SQL Server
3 14 (13.46%) MongoDB
4 8 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 8 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
4 8 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.81%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (4.81%) RDBMS
5 5 (4.81%) TKPROF
6 2 (1.92%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.96%) Big Data
7 1 (0.96%) Power BI
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (18.27%) Babel
1 19 (18.27%) Log4Net
1 19 (18.27%) NUnit
1 19 (18.27%) Rhino Mocks
1 19 (18.27%) webpack
2 17 (16.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (14.42%) JIRA
4 5 (4.81%) Toad
5 2 (1.92%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.92%) Selenium
5 2 (1.92%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.96%) DbUnit
6 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.96%) jMock
6 1 (0.96%) JUnit
6 1 (0.96%) Maven
6 1 (0.96%) Mockito
6 1 (0.96%) SonarQube
General
1 7 (6.73%) Local Government
2 5 (4.81%) Retail
2 5 (4.81%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.85%) Advertising
4 3 (2.88%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.88%) Publishing
5 2 (1.92%) Finance
6 1 (0.96%) Automotive
6 1 (0.96%) Electronics
6 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.96%) Military
Job Titles
1 35 (33.65%) Developer
2 20 (19.23%) .NET Developer
3 15 (14.42%) Architect
4 13 (12.50%) Analyst
5 11 (10.58%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (9.62%) Senior Developer
7 8 (7.69%) Python Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) IT Manager
8 6 (5.77%) Service Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) SQL Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Oracle Developer
9 5 (4.81%) PL/SQL Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Oracle Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Senior SQL Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (33.65%) .NET
1 35 (33.65%) ASP.NET
1 35 (33.65%) ASP.NET MVC
2 28 (26.92%) HTML
3 24 (23.08%) AngularJS
3 24 (23.08%) NHibernate
3 24 (23.08%) React
4 23 (22.12%) Node.js
5 20 (19.23%) ASP.NET Web API
6 19 (18.27%) Enzyme
6 19 (18.27%) Jest
6 19 (18.27%) JSON
6 19 (18.27%) Redux
6 19 (18.27%) Spring.NET
6 19 (18.27%) WCF
6 19 (18.27%) XHTML
6 19 (18.27%) XML
7 14 (13.46%) .NET Core
7 14 (13.46%) REST
8 5 (4.81%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.81%) Clustering
2 5 (4.81%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (3.85%) CESG
3 4 (3.85%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.85%) User Experience
4 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.92%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.96%) NHS
5 1 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 31 (29.81%) Windows
2 9 (8.65%) Linux
3 7 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (6.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (5.77%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.81%) Windows 10
5 5 (4.81%) Windows 8
6 4 (3.85%) Mac OS
7 3 (2.88%) AIX
8 2 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (36.54%) Open Source
3 35 (33.65%) Collaborative Working
3 35 (33.65%) MVC
4 34 (32.69%) Microservices
5 23 (22.12%) ITIL
6 19 (18.27%) API Development
7 16 (15.38%) Customer Requirements
8 14 (13.46%) Scrum
8 14 (13.46%) SDLC
8 14 (13.46%) TOGAF
9 13 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 12 (11.54%) TDD
11 11 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (10.58%) Validation
12 10 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (9.62%) Test Scripting
13 8 (7.69%) BDD
13 8 (7.69%) Integration Testing
13 8 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (48.08%) SQL
2 30 (28.85%) C#
3 24 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 22 (21.15%) PL/SQL
5 15 (14.42%) T-SQL
6 11 (10.58%) C
6 11 (10.58%) Python
7 7 (6.73%) Java
8 5 (4.81%) PHP
8 5 (4.81%) PowerShell
8 5 (4.81%) VBA
9 3 (2.88%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.92%) C++
10 2 (1.92%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.92%) Perl
11 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 39 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 19 (18.27%) SC Cleared
3 13 (12.50%) Degree
4 9 (8.65%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (4.81%) DV Cleared
5 5 (4.81%) MCSA
5 5 (4.81%) MCSE
5 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.85%) CCNA
6 4 (3.85%) CCNP
6 4 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.88%) ISEB
7 3 (2.88%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.96%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.96%) CCENT
9 1 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.69%) ARP4754
2 4 (3.85%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (3.85%) GPG13
3 3 (2.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.92%) RMADS
4 2 (1.92%) SLA
5 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.96%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.96%) PMO
5 1 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 12 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.73%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.92%) vSphere
6 1 (0.96%) Docker
6 1 (0.96%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) SCOM
2 3 (2.88%) Data Guard
2 3 (2.88%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.92%) SCCM
4 1 (0.96%) Ansible
4 1 (0.96%) collectd
4 1 (0.96%) Kibana
4 1 (0.96%) logstash
4 1 (0.96%) StatsD
4 1 (0.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (24.04%) Microsoft
2 24 (23.08%) Oracle
3 9 (8.65%) VMware
4 8 (7.69%) Cisco
5 5 (4.81%) Acme Packet
5 5 (4.81%) SAP
5 5 (4.81%) SolarWinds
5 5 (4.81%) Sonus
6 4 (3.85%) Avaya
7 2 (1.92%) Citrix
7 2 (1.92%) Dell
7 2 (1.92%) EMC
7 2 (1.92%) Ivanti
7 2 (1.92%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.96%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.96%) Capita
8 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.96%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.96%) Tableau
8 1 (0.96%) Xamarin