Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1059 1118 1091
Rank change year-on-year +59 -27 +118
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 124 69 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.039% 0.092%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.16% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 86 44 79
UK median annual salary £37,745 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.12% +28.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £30,732 £18,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,500 £64,625 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,608 £43,750 £34,000
% change year-on-year -16.33% +28.68% +2.26%

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 40,163 43,367 53,557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.68% 24.50% 26.99%
Number of salaries quoted 29,870 33,333 43,258
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 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 +80 106 £36,608 -16.33% 33
England +35 76 £37,745 -10.13% 42
Scotland - 45 £37,293 -
South West -17 19 £37,745 +88.73% 5
London +46 17 £55,000 +10.00% 11
North of England +30 14 £36,750 -45.56% 14
East of England - 10 £41,500 - 3
Midlands +17 9 £35,500 -59.43% 5
North West +25 8 £50,000 +47.06% 9
East Midlands +18 7 £35,500 - 4
South East +5 7 £34,500 -31.00% 4
North East -15 6 £33,920 - 5
West Midlands +24 2 £38,000 -56.57% 1
Wales -3 2 £40,000 -20.32% 2

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 69 (55.65%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (50.81%) Security Cleared
3 44 (35.48%) SQL
4 38 (30.65%) Open Source
5 37 (29.84%) Collaborative Working
6 36 (29.03%) .NET
7 34 (27.42%) ASP.NET
7 34 (27.42%) MVC
7 34 (27.42%) ASP.NET MVC
8 32 (25.81%) Microservices
8 32 (25.81%) SC Cleared
9 30 (24.19%) ITIL
9 30 (24.19%) NoSQL
10 28 (22.58%) Microsoft
11 27 (21.77%) C#
12 25 (20.16%) SQL Server
12 25 (20.16%) Windows
13 24 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
14 22 (17.74%) Oracle
14 22 (17.74%) HTML
15 21 (16.94%) JIRA
16 20 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
17 19 (15.32%) JavaScript
17 19 (15.32%) PL/SQL
17 19 (15.32%) AngularJS
17 19 (15.32%) React
17 19 (15.32%) SDLC
18 18 (14.52%) ASP.NET Web API
18 18 (14.52%) Office 365
19 17 (13.71%) Node.js

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 7 (5.65%) Confluence
2 6 (4.84%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.23%) Apache
4 3 (2.42%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.61%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.61%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Payroll
1 1 (0.81%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (14.52%) Office 365
3 16 (12.90%) Dynamics 365
3 16 (12.90%) npm
4 7 (5.65%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.61%) IaaS
5 2 (1.61%) SaaS
5 2 (1.61%) Serverless
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.06%) Firewall
2 8 (6.45%) LAN
2 8 (6.45%) Network Security
2 8 (6.45%) VPN
3 3 (2.42%) Intranet
4 2 (1.61%) DMZ
4 2 (1.61%) DNS
4 2 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.61%) PBX
4 2 (1.61%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (1.61%) Skype
4 2 (1.61%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.61%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.61%) VLAN
4 2 (1.61%) WAN
4 2 (1.61%) WLAN
5 1 (0.81%) DAB
5 1 (0.81%) FTP
5 1 (0.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (24.19%) NoSQL
2 25 (20.16%) SQL Server
3 14 (11.29%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.03%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.42%) Big Data
6 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.61%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (1.61%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (1.61%) MySQL
7 2 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.81%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 21 (16.94%) JIRA
2 20 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (12.90%) Babel
3 16 (12.90%) Log4Net
3 16 (12.90%) NUnit
3 16 (12.90%) Rhino Mocks
3 16 (12.90%) webpack
4 7 (5.65%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.03%) JUnit
6 4 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (3.23%) Bitbucket
6 4 (3.23%) EasyMock
6 4 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (2.42%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.42%) Selenium
8 2 (1.61%) Maven
8 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.81%) DbUnit
9 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.81%) jMock
General
1 4 (3.23%) Finance
1 4 (3.23%) Law
2 3 (2.42%) Aerospace
2 3 (2.42%) Publishing
3 2 (1.61%) Banking
3 2 (1.61%) Retail
3 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.81%) Automotive
4 1 (0.81%) Electronics
4 1 (0.81%) Legal
4 1 (0.81%) Local Government
4 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.81%) Marketing
4 1 (0.81%) Military
4 1 (0.81%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 38 (30.65%) Developer
2 20 (16.13%) .NET Developer
3 16 (12.90%) Architect
4 13 (10.48%) Software Developer
5 11 (8.87%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (8.06%) Analyst
7 8 (6.45%) Python Engineer
8 7 (5.65%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.84%) Administrator
9 6 (4.84%) IT Manager
9 6 (4.84%) Java Software Developer
9 6 (4.84%) Network Engineer
9 6 (4.84%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.84%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (4.84%) Test Engineer
10 5 (4.03%) .NET Software Developer
10 5 (4.03%) Service Manager
11 4 (3.23%) Business Change Manager
11 4 (3.23%) Change Manager
11 4 (3.23%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (29.03%) .NET
2 34 (27.42%) ASP.NET
2 34 (27.42%) ASP.NET MVC
3 22 (17.74%) HTML
4 19 (15.32%) AngularJS
4 19 (15.32%) React
5 18 (14.52%) ASP.NET Web API
6 17 (13.71%) Node.js
6 17 (13.71%) XML
7 16 (12.90%) Enzyme
7 16 (12.90%) Jest
7 16 (12.90%) JSON
7 16 (12.90%) NHibernate
7 16 (12.90%) Redux
7 16 (12.90%) Spring.NET
7 16 (12.90%) WCF
7 16 (12.90%) XHTML
8 15 (12.10%) REST
9 14 (11.29%) .NET Core
10 6 (4.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.84%) CESG
2 6 (4.84%) Driving Licence
3 5 (4.03%) User Experience
4 4 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.23%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.23%) Wiki
5 2 (1.61%) Clustering
5 2 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.61%) Replication
5 2 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (20.16%) Windows
2 15 (12.10%) Linux
3 7 (5.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (4.84%) Unix
5 4 (3.23%) CentOS
5 4 (3.23%) Windows 10
5 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.42%) AIX
6 3 (2.42%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.61%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.61%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (55.65%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (30.65%) Open Source
3 37 (29.84%) Collaborative Working
4 34 (27.42%) MVC
5 32 (25.81%) Microservices
6 30 (24.19%) ITIL
7 19 (15.32%) SDLC
8 17 (13.71%) Customer Requirements
9 16 (12.90%) API Development
9 16 (12.90%) Test Automation
10 14 (11.29%) TOGAF
11 13 (10.48%) DevOps
11 13 (10.48%) Scrum
11 13 (10.48%) Test Scripting
12 12 (9.68%) Project Management
13 11 (8.87%) Change Management
13 11 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (8.87%) Validation
14 10 (8.06%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (35.48%) SQL
2 27 (21.77%) C#
3 19 (15.32%) JavaScript
3 19 (15.32%) PL/SQL
4 17 (13.71%) Python
5 16 (12.90%) T-SQL
6 15 (12.10%) Java
7 11 (8.87%) C
8 10 (8.06%) C++
9 5 (4.03%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.42%) Perl
10 3 (2.42%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.42%) VBA
11 2 (1.61%) ABAP
11 2 (1.61%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.61%) VB
11 2 (1.61%) VBScript
12 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.81%) Java 8
12 1 (0.81%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 63 (50.81%) Security Cleared
2 32 (25.81%) SC Cleared
3 14 (11.29%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (8.06%) Degree
5 7 (5.65%) CTC Cleared
5 7 (5.65%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.84%) BC Cleared
6 6 (4.84%) CCNA
6 6 (4.84%) CCNP
6 6 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (4.84%) DBS Check
7 3 (2.42%) ISEB
7 3 (2.42%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.42%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (1.61%) AWS Certification
8 2 (1.61%) MCSA
8 2 (1.61%) MCSE
8 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.45%) ARP4754
1 8 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (4.84%) Cyber Essentials
2 6 (4.84%) GPG13
3 3 (2.42%) QA
4 2 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.61%) PMO
4 2 (1.61%) RMADS
4 2 (1.61%) SLA
5 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (7.26%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.65%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.61%) vSphere
6 1 (0.81%) Docker
6 1 (0.81%) Firmware
6 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.23%) SCCM
2 3 (2.42%) Ansible
2 3 (2.42%) Data Guard
2 3 (2.42%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (2.42%) Puppet
2 3 (2.42%) Terraform
3 2 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.61%) SCOM
4 1 (0.81%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.74%) Oracle
3 10 (8.06%) VMware
4 8 (6.45%) Cisco
5 6 (4.84%) Red Hat
5 6 (4.84%) SAP
6 4 (3.23%) Citrix
7 3 (2.42%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.61%) Acme Packet
8 2 (1.61%) Avaya
8 2 (1.61%) Dell
8 2 (1.61%) EMC
8 2 (1.61%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.61%) Siebel
8 2 (1.61%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.61%) Sonus
8 2 (1.61%) Tableau
9 1 (0.81%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.81%) Informatica
9 1 (0.81%) Wyse