Period
to 25 June 2021

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 25 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 671 769 999
Rank change year-on-year +98 +230 +102
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 294 80 130
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.100% 0.090%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.24% 0.46% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 112 47 94
10th Percentile £37,200 £27,500 £30,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £30,500 £32,083
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.51% +26.67% +28.57%
75th Percentile £67,500 £80,000 £54,783
90th Percentile £89,250 £95,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.51% +26.67% +28.57%

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 23,678 17,414 35,415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.42% 21.74% 24.55%
Number of salaries quoted 13,213 13,064 25,826
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +0.90%
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +0.23%

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 2021.

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 25 June 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 +63 216 £55,000 -3.51% 85
London +55 115 £55,000 -43.59% 14
UK excluding London -37 110 £55,000 -3.51% 82
Work from Home -119 102 £55,000 -15.38% 6
South East -4 41 £65,000 +116.67% 10
Midlands -23 32 £52,500 -13.93% 12
West Midlands -32 29 £46,250 -24.18% 12
North of England -56 13 £37,500 -53.13% 30
North West -29 12 £34,250 -57.19% 20
Scotland -56 7 £50,000 +42.86% 9
East of England -17 6 £57,500 +15.00% 5
Wales - 6 £47,500 - 1
South West -67 5 £50,000 -11.89% 14
East Midlands -26 3 £55,000 -
North East - 1 £50,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 June 2021, 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.

1 212 (72.11%) Security Cleared
2 144 (48.98%) Social Skills
3 123 (41.84%) Oracle
4 120 (40.82%) SaaS
5 111 (37.76%) ERP
5 111 (37.76%) Oracle Certification
5 111 (37.76%) Oracle ERP
6 96 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
7 79 (26.87%) SC Cleared
8 77 (26.19%) Public Sector
9 76 (25.85%) Scrum
10 68 (23.13%) Project Management
11 63 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
12 62 (21.09%) Mentoring
12 62 (21.09%) Finance
13 60 (20.41%) Business Intelligence
14 59 (20.07%) Mercator
15 54 (18.37%) Workshop Facilitation
16 53 (18.03%) Project Delivery
17 52 (17.69%) Java
18 50 (17.01%) Change Management
18 50 (17.01%) Migration
18 50 (17.01%) GDPR
19 47 (15.99%) SQL
20 46 (15.65%) Data Migration
21 45 (15.31%) Influencing Skills
22 42 (14.29%) Microsoft
23 41 (13.95%) Azure
24 39 (13.27%) Requirements Gathering
25 38 (12.93%) Coaching

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 12 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
1 12 (4.08%) WebSphere
1 12 (4.08%) WebSphere Application Server
2 9 (3.06%) SAS
3 7 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.02%) Confluence
6 2 (0.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (7.82%) Adobe Premiere
2 22 (7.48%) Microsoft Project
3 16 (5.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (5.44%) Oracle Smart View
4 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 111 (37.76%) Oracle ERP
2 36 (12.24%) Oracle EBS
3 32 (10.88%) Oracle Payables
4 29 (9.86%) Oracle Receivables
5 22 (7.48%) Oracle Applications
6 20 (6.80%) Oracle Cash Management
7 19 (6.46%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 16 (5.44%) Oracle General Ledger
9 14 (4.76%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 13 (4.42%) Oracle 11i
10 13 (4.42%) Oracle EBS R12
11 7 (2.38%) Oracle Assets
12 3 (1.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payroll
13 1 (0.34%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 120 (40.82%) SaaS
2 41 (13.95%) Azure
3 32 (10.88%) AWS
4 21 (7.14%) PaaS
5 15 (5.10%) Power Platform
6 14 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (4.08%) Boomi
8 9 (3.06%) IaaS
9 6 (2.04%) Microsoft 365
10 2 (0.68%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.34%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.08%) SAN
2 10 (3.40%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (3.40%) Internet
3 9 (3.06%) DNS
3 9 (3.06%) Firewall
4 5 (1.70%) DHCP
5 4 (1.36%) Network Security
6 3 (1.02%) HTTP
6 3 (1.02%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.02%) VPN
7 2 (0.68%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.68%) Skype
7 2 (0.68%) SMPP
7 2 (0.68%) SSL
8 1 (0.34%) BGP
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.34%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.34%) OFDM
8 1 (0.34%) OSPF
8 1 (0.34%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.88%) Oracle Reports
2 26 (8.84%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 19 (6.46%) SQL Server
4 17 (5.78%) MongoDB
5 13 (4.42%) Power BI
6 12 (4.08%) Oracle ODI
7 10 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (3.40%) GIS
8 9 (3.06%) Hadoop
9 8 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.70%) Pentaho
10 5 (1.70%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.36%) DB2
11 4 (1.36%) SAS Visual Analytics
12 3 (1.02%) Apache Hive
12 3 (1.02%) Big Data
12 3 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (1.02%) Impala
12 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.68%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 34 (11.56%) Git (software)
2 16 (5.44%) Oracle Forms
3 12 (4.08%) Oracle APEX
4 11 (3.74%) CircleCI
5 7 (2.38%) Cucumber
5 7 (2.38%) Selenium
6 6 (2.04%) JUnit
6 6 (2.04%) WebDriver
7 5 (1.70%) JIRA
8 3 (1.02%) Appium
8 3 (1.02%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.02%) JMeter
8 3 (1.02%) Protractor
8 3 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (1.02%) Subversion
8 3 (1.02%) TestNG
9 2 (0.68%) Maven
10 1 (0.34%) Gatling
General
1 144 (48.98%) Social Skills
2 77 (26.19%) Public Sector
3 62 (21.09%) Finance
4 45 (15.31%) Influencing Skills
5 27 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (8.84%) Documentation Skills
7 19 (6.46%) General Ledger
8 15 (5.10%) Telecoms
9 11 (3.74%) Billing
10 10 (3.40%) Presentation Skills
11 9 (3.06%) Local Government
11 9 (3.06%) Military
11 9 (3.06%) Police
12 7 (2.38%) Manufacturing
13 5 (1.70%) Back Office
14 3 (1.02%) Aerospace
14 3 (1.02%) Law
14 3 (1.02%) Legal
15 2 (0.68%) Cyber-Physical System
15 2 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 85 (28.91%) Consultant
2 73 (24.83%) Cloud Consultant
2 73 (24.83%) Oracle Consultant
3 53 (18.03%) Functional Consultant
3 53 (18.03%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 44 (14.97%) Senior Consultant
4 44 (14.97%) Senior Oracle Consultant
5 43 (14.63%) Senior Functional Consultant
5 43 (14.63%) Senior Oracle Functional Consultant
6 36 (12.24%) Developer
7 27 (9.18%) Architect
8 24 (8.16%) Project Manager
9 22 (7.48%) ERP Manager
9 22 (7.48%) ERP Project Manager
9 22 (7.48%) Oracle Project Manager
9 22 (7.48%) Senior Manager
9 22 (7.48%) Senior Project Manager
10 20 (6.80%) Oracle Financials Consultant
10 20 (6.80%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
11 17 (5.78%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.52%) Web Services
2 25 (8.50%) Middleware
3 23 (7.82%) HTML
4 22 (7.48%) REST
5 20 (6.80%) Play Framework
6 17 (5.78%) RESTful
7 14 (4.76%) Oracle Fusion
8 13 (4.42%) XML
9 12 (4.08%) XSLT
10 8 (2.72%) AngularJS
10 8 (2.72%) Spring
11 6 (2.04%) CSS
12 5 (1.70%) Spring Boot
13 4 (1.36%) Ajax
14 3 (1.02%) Django
14 3 (1.02%) Gherkin
14 3 (1.02%) Guice
14 3 (1.02%) JSON
14 3 (1.02%) Ruby on Rails
14 3 (1.02%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.24%) User Experience
2 21 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (6.46%) Public Cloud
4 13 (4.42%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.06%) Private Cloud
6 7 (2.38%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.04%) CESG
7 6 (2.04%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.70%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.36%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.36%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.36%) Replication
10 3 (1.02%) Blog
10 3 (1.02%) Video\Live Streaming
11 2 (0.68%) CMDB
11 2 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.68%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.34%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.80%) Windows
2 16 (5.44%) Unix
3 13 (4.42%) Linux
3 13 (4.42%) Windows Server
3 13 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (4.42%) Windows Server 2016
3 13 (4.42%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (37.76%) ERP
2 96 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (25.85%) Scrum
4 68 (23.13%) Project Management
5 63 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
6 62 (21.09%) Mentoring
7 60 (20.41%) Business Intelligence
8 54 (18.37%) Workshop Facilitation
9 53 (18.03%) Project Delivery
10 50 (17.01%) Change Management
10 50 (17.01%) Migration
11 46 (15.65%) Data Migration
12 39 (13.27%) Requirements Gathering
13 38 (12.93%) Coaching
14 37 (12.59%) Continuous Improvement
15 36 (12.24%) User Stories
16 34 (11.56%) Analytics
16 34 (11.56%) Line Management
17 33 (11.22%) Service Delivery
18 31 (10.54%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 52 (17.69%) Java
2 47 (15.99%) SQL
3 28 (9.52%) PL/SQL
4 21 (7.14%) Python
5 17 (5.78%) Scala
6 11 (3.74%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.06%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.04%) C#
9 5 (1.70%) C
9 5 (1.70%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.02%) HiveQL
10 3 (1.02%) Ruby
10 3 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 212 (72.11%) Security Cleared
2 111 (37.76%) Oracle Certification
3 79 (26.87%) SC Cleared
4 22 (7.48%) Degree
5 21 (7.14%) CIPD
6 10 (3.40%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.36%) SAS Certification
8 3 (1.02%) MCP
9 2 (0.68%) APMP
9 2 (0.68%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.68%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.68%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.68%) PMP
10 1 (0.34%) CISSP
10 1 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.34%) ISEB
10 1 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.34%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (17.01%) GDPR
2 31 (10.54%) Accessibility
3 15 (5.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.38%) QA
5 6 (2.04%) Data Quality
5 6 (2.04%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (1.02%) PMO
6 3 (1.02%) SLA
7 2 (0.68%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.68%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.34%) GLP
8 1 (0.34%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.34%) NCSC
System Software
1 21 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 21 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (4.42%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.02%) HDFS
3 3 (1.02%) NFS
4 2 (0.68%) Docker
4 2 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (4.42%) Microsoft Intune
2 12 (4.08%) SCCM
2 12 (4.08%) SCVMM
3 6 (2.04%) Ansible
3 6 (2.04%) Rundeck
4 4 (1.36%) WSUS
5 2 (0.68%) Control-M
5 2 (0.68%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.34%) Nessus
Vendors
1 123 (41.84%) Oracle
2 59 (20.07%) Mercator
3 42 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 22 (7.48%) VMware
5 14 (4.76%) PeopleSoft
6 12 (4.08%) JD Edwards
6 12 (4.08%) MuleSoft
7 10 (3.40%) Cisco
8 9 (3.06%) Google
8 9 (3.06%) NEC
8 9 (3.06%) Northgate
8 9 (3.06%) Veeam
9 8 (2.72%) ServiceNow
10 7 (2.38%) Intel
11 6 (2.04%) Cognos
12 4 (1.36%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.36%) Teradata
13 3 (1.02%) Alteryx
13 3 (1.02%) Cloudera
13 3 (1.02%) Talend