Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1137 1043 931
Rank change year-on-year -94 -112 +298
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 61 141 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.081% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.32% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 36 76 129
UK median annual salary £40,000 £44,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.11% +8.54% +9.33%
10th Percentile £28,625 £30,000 £27,700
90th Percentile £60,000 £68,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £43,288 £39,000
% change year-on-year -19.15% +10.99% +4.00%

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 41,782 44,392 58,041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.64% 25.40% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 32,394 35,154 46,280
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -96 45 £35,000 -19.15% 32
England -105 39 £40,500 -6.44% 34
Scotland - 21 £34,000 - 4
London -7 15 £42,500 -2.86% 7
South East -19 7 £28,500 -48.18% 2
West Midlands -20 6 £40,000 -33.33% 6
Midlands -34 6 £40,000 -33.33% 9
South West -16 5 £32,500 -17.72% 2
North of England -28 3 £35,000 +1.74% 10
North West -30 3 £35,000 +29.63% 8
East of England -3 2 £57,500 - 4
Wales - 1 £42,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 37 (60.66%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (47.54%) Security Cleared
3 21 (34.43%) HTML
3 21 (34.43%) Open Source
4 19 (31.15%) SQL
4 19 (31.15%) TDD
5 18 (29.51%) Scrum
5 18 (29.51%) JavaScript
5 18 (29.51%) Node.js
5 18 (29.51%) AngularJS
5 18 (29.51%) SC Cleared
6 17 (27.87%) Test Automation
6 17 (27.87%) ITIL
6 17 (27.87%) Windows
7 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
7 14 (22.95%) BDD
8 13 (21.31%) HTML5
8 13 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (21.31%) C#
8 13 (21.31%) Service Design
9 12 (19.67%) Front End Development
9 12 (19.67%) Coaching
9 12 (19.67%) React
9 12 (19.67%) CSS
9 12 (19.67%) jQuery
9 12 (19.67%) Domain-Driven Design
9 12 (19.67%) CSS3
9 12 (19.67%) Modernizr
9 12 (19.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 12 (19.67%) Web Application Development

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 (9.84%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.20%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.92%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.28%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.64%) CMS
5 1 (1.64%) Confluence
5 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.64%) nginx
5 1 (1.64%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.75%) Office 365
2 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (9.84%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (9.84%) npm
4 3 (4.92%) IaaS
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.64%) Route 53
5 1 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) Firewall
2 6 (9.84%) WAN
3 5 (8.20%) DNS
3 5 (8.20%) Network Security
4 4 (6.56%) LAN
4 4 (6.56%) Unified Communications
4 4 (6.56%) WLAN
5 3 (4.92%) PBX
5 3 (4.92%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (4.92%) Skype
5 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.92%) VLAN
5 3 (4.92%) VPN
6 2 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.28%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (3.28%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (3.28%) DHCP
6 2 (3.28%) Intranet
6 2 (3.28%) OSPF
6 2 (3.28%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.48%) NoSQL
3 6 (9.84%) RDBMS
3 6 (9.84%) Relational Database
4 5 (8.20%) Oracle Database
4 5 (8.20%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (8.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (8.20%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (8.20%) TKPROF
5 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.28%) Power BI
7 1 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Babel
1 6 (9.84%) Log4Net
1 6 (9.84%) NUnit
1 6 (9.84%) Rhino Mocks
1 6 (9.84%) webpack
2 5 (8.20%) Toad
3 3 (4.92%) JIRA
3 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (14.75%) Advertising
2 7 (11.48%) Local Government
3 5 (8.20%) Finance
3 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (42.62%) Developer
2 14 (22.95%) Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 12 (19.67%) Senior Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 6 (9.84%) .NET Developer
5 6 (9.84%) SQL Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Oracle Developer
6 5 (8.20%) PL/SQL Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior SQL Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Service Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Engineering Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) QA Automation Tester
8 2 (3.28%) Web Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (34.43%) HTML
2 18 (29.51%) AngularJS
2 18 (29.51%) Node.js
3 13 (21.31%) HTML5
4 12 (19.67%) CSS
4 12 (19.67%) CSS3
4 12 (19.67%) jQuery
4 12 (19.67%) Modernizr
4 12 (19.67%) React
4 12 (19.67%) Sass
4 12 (19.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 11 (18.03%) NHibernate
6 10 (16.39%) .NET
7 8 (13.11%) ASP.NET
7 8 (13.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (13.11%) XML
8 6 (9.84%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (9.84%) JSON
8 6 (9.84%) Spring.NET
8 6 (9.84%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Clustering
2 3 (4.92%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.28%) User Experience
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.87%) Windows
2 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (8.20%) Windows 10
3 5 (8.20%) Windows 8
3 5 (8.20%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.56%) Linux
5 3 (4.92%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.28%) Mac OS
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (60.66%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (34.43%) Open Source
3 19 (31.15%) TDD
4 18 (29.51%) Scrum
5 17 (27.87%) ITIL
5 17 (27.87%) Test Automation
6 14 (22.95%) BDD
7 13 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (21.31%) Service Design
8 12 (19.67%) Coaching
8 12 (19.67%) Domain-Driven Design
8 12 (19.67%) Front End Development
8 12 (19.67%) Web Application Development
9 9 (14.75%) Collaborative Working
10 8 (13.11%) MVC
11 7 (11.48%) Microservices
11 7 (11.48%) Web Development
12 6 (9.84%) API Development
12 6 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (8.20%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.15%) SQL
2 18 (29.51%) JavaScript
3 13 (21.31%) C#
4 10 (16.39%) Java
4 10 (16.39%) PHP
5 6 (9.84%) PL/SQL
6 4 (6.56%) Python
7 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.92%) VBA
8 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (47.54%) Security Cleared
2 18 (29.51%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.20%) Degree
4 3 (4.92%) CCENT
4 3 (4.92%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) MCSA
4 3 (4.92%) MCSE
4 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (3.28%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.64%) PMO
2 1 (1.64%) RMADS
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.20%) Hyper-V
2 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) SCOM
2 2 (3.28%) SCCM
3 1 (1.64%) Ansible
3 1 (1.64%) collectd
3 1 (1.64%) Kibana
3 1 (1.64%) logstash
3 1 (1.64%) StatsD
3 1 (1.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) Oracle
3 5 (8.20%) VMware
4 4 (6.56%) Cisco
5 3 (4.92%) Acme Packet
5 3 (4.92%) SolarWinds
5 3 (4.92%) Sonus
6 2 (3.28%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.28%) Avaya
6 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.28%) HP
6 2 (3.28%) SAP
7 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.64%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.64%) Xamarin