Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 987 1125 1059
Rank change year-on-year +138 -66 -156
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 131 56 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.032% 0.078%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.14% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 69 33 74
UK median annual salary £52,095 £41,500 £45,100
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.53% -7.98% +15.64%
10th Percentile £30,635 £28,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £84,672 £60,000 £66,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,095 £40,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +30.24% -9.09% +20.55%

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 36,614 41,225 45,016
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.11% 23.77% 25.79%
Number of salaries quoted 26,767 32,015 35,733
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 January 2019.

Salary histogram for BPSS Clearance in the UK

BPSS Clearance
Top 14 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 January 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 +167 124 £52,095 +26.29% 69
UK excluding London +113 97 £52,095 +30.24% 56
South East +85 43 £65,000 +55.69% 8
London +60 29 £52,095 +2.94% 21
South West +43 18 £39,318 +20.98% 9
North of England - 17 £52,095 - 23
Midlands +53 14 £35,500 -11.25% 8
East Midlands - 12 £35,500 -
North West - 6 £52,095 - 2
Yorkshire - 6 £52,095 - 9
North East - 5 £52,095 - 12
Scotland -7 4 - - 3
West Midlands +39 2 £35,250 -11.88% 8
East of England +31 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 85 (64.89%) Security Cleared
2 76 (58.02%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (50.38%) SC Cleared
4 43 (32.82%) Problem-Solving
5 42 (32.06%) Java
5 42 (32.06%) Oracle
5 42 (32.06%) ITIL
6 40 (30.53%) Mentoring
7 38 (29.01%) Finance
8 36 (27.48%) Microsoft
9 35 (26.72%) Analytical Skills
10 34 (25.95%) JIRA
11 32 (24.43%) Management Information System
12 31 (23.66%) Collaborative Working
13 26 (19.85%) Jenkins
14 25 (19.08%) Software Engineering
14 25 (19.08%) Thought Leadership
15 23 (17.56%) Analytics
16 22 (16.79%) Test Automation
16 22 (16.79%) Open Source
16 22 (16.79%) Scrum
16 22 (16.79%) DevOps
17 21 (16.03%) Stakeholder Management
18 20 (15.27%) Information Security
18 20 (15.27%) Business Intelligence
18 20 (15.27%) Microsoft Azure
18 20 (15.27%) Process Improvement
18 20 (15.27%) JSF
18 20 (15.27%) Coaching
19 19 (14.50%) PMO

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 (10.69%) Oracle Workflow
2 10 (7.63%) Confluence
3 6 (4.58%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.05%) SAP HR
1 4 (3.05%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (13.74%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.05%) HTTP
2 3 (2.29%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (0.76%) Skype
3 1 (0.76%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.74%) Power BI
2 16 (12.21%) Big Data
2 16 (12.21%) Hadoop
3 13 (9.92%) Geospatial Data
3 13 (9.92%) GIS
3 13 (9.92%) Relational Database
4 9 (6.87%) Amazon Aurora
4 9 (6.87%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (6.87%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.76%) MySQL
6 1 (0.76%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 34 (25.95%) JIRA
2 26 (19.85%) Jenkins
3 14 (10.69%) Maven
4 10 (7.63%) JUnit
5 6 (4.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (4.58%) Bitbucket
5 6 (4.58%) EasyMock
5 6 (4.58%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.05%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.05%) Hudson
6 4 (3.05%) Subversion
7 3 (2.29%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.29%) Selenium
8 2 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.76%) JMeter
9 1 (0.76%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.76%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (29.01%) Finance
2 17 (12.98%) Marketing
3 14 (10.69%) Military
4 7 (5.34%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.58%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.29%) Legal
7 1 (0.76%) Back Office
7 1 (0.76%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 26 (19.85%) Architect
2 19 (14.50%) Consultant
2 19 (14.50%) Developer
3 18 (13.74%) MI Manager
4 16 (12.21%) Enterprise Architect
5 14 (10.69%) Software Engineer
6 10 (7.63%) Java Engineer
6 10 (7.63%) Java Software Engineer
6 10 (7.63%) Software Developer
7 9 (6.87%) AWS Consultant
7 9 (6.87%) Cloud Consultant
8 8 (6.11%) Java Developer
9 7 (5.34%) Java Software Developer
9 7 (5.34%) Programmer
10 6 (4.58%) Agile Developer
10 6 (4.58%) Agile Java Developer
10 6 (4.58%) C++ Programmer
10 6 (4.58%) Security Consultant
10 6 (4.58%) Senior Consultant
10 6 (4.58%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.27%) JSF
2 17 (12.98%) Spring
3 15 (11.45%) .NET
4 14 (10.69%) Java EE 5
4 14 (10.69%) Kafka
5 11 (8.40%) Web Services
6 6 (4.58%) Drools
6 6 (4.58%) EJB
6 6 (4.58%) Hibernate
6 6 (4.58%) Java EE
7 5 (3.82%) REST
8 4 (3.05%) Django
8 4 (3.05%) Guice
8 4 (3.05%) JSON
8 4 (3.05%) Play Framework
8 4 (3.05%) RESTful
8 4 (3.05%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (3.05%) Spring MVC
9 3 (2.29%) jBPM
10 2 (1.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (26.72%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (24.43%) Management Information System
3 14 (10.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 14 (10.69%) Public Cloud
3 14 (10.69%) Replication
4 13 (9.92%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (4.58%) Wiki
6 3 (2.29%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.76%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.76%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.76%) Photography
7 1 (0.76%) User Experience
7 1 (0.76%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.50%) Linux
2 16 (12.21%) Unix
3 6 (4.58%) CentOS
3 6 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.76%) Windows
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (58.02%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (32.82%) Problem-Solving
3 42 (32.06%) ITIL
4 40 (30.53%) Mentoring
5 31 (23.66%) Collaborative Working
6 25 (19.08%) Software Engineering
6 25 (19.08%) Thought Leadership
7 23 (17.56%) Analytics
8 22 (16.79%) DevOps
8 22 (16.79%) Open Source
8 22 (16.79%) Scrum
8 22 (16.79%) Test Automation
9 21 (16.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (15.27%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (15.27%) Coaching
10 20 (15.27%) Information Security
10 20 (15.27%) Process Improvement
11 19 (14.50%) Data Protection
12 18 (13.74%) Business Analysis
12 18 (13.74%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (32.06%) Java
2 16 (12.21%) C
2 16 (12.21%) C#
3 15 (11.45%) Java 8
3 15 (11.45%) Python
3 15 (11.45%) SQL
4 14 (10.69%) C++
5 11 (8.40%) PL/SQL
6 9 (6.87%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.82%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.82%) Ruby
8 4 (3.05%) ABAP
8 4 (3.05%) Scala
9 2 (1.53%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.76%) PHP
10 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 85 (64.89%) Security Cleared
2 66 (50.38%) SC Cleared
3 18 (13.74%) DV Cleared
4 8 (6.11%) Degree
5 6 (4.58%) CISM
5 6 (4.58%) CISSP
5 6 (4.58%) CRISC
6 4 (3.05%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (2.29%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.29%) GNVQ
7 3 (2.29%) HND
7 3 (2.29%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.50%) PMO
2 14 (10.69%) BS7799
2 14 (10.69%) COBIT
2 14 (10.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 7 (5.34%) PCI DSS
4 6 (4.58%) GDPR
4 6 (4.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (2.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (2.29%) QA
System Software
1 14 (10.69%) Hyper-V
1 14 (10.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (10.69%) Ansible
1 14 (10.69%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (10.69%) Puppet
1 14 (10.69%) Terraform
2 2 (1.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.76%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.76%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 42 (32.06%) Oracle
2 36 (27.48%) Microsoft
3 14 (10.69%) Citrix
3 14 (10.69%) VMware
4 7 (5.34%) Google
5 6 (4.58%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.05%) SAP
6 4 (3.05%) Workday
7 2 (1.53%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.76%) Adobe
8 1 (0.76%) HP