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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 809 842 942
Rank change year-on-year +33 +100  
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 49 112 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.11% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.39% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 33 28 9
Median salary £45,000 £38,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% -30.45%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £25,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £55,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £39,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +15.38% -25.71%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21097 28876 29768
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.76% 27.77% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 16613 23156 23363
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing BPSS Clearance as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for BPSS Clearance in the UK

BPSS Clearance
Top 21 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +64 41 £42,500 +8.97% 14
South East +26 16 £50,600 +19.05%
South West +35 12 £34,500 -8.00% 2
Taunton - 12 £34,500 -
Somerset - 12 £34,500 -
Hampshire +19 11 £45,000 -
London +73 8 £40,000 +23.07% 3
Aldershot +5 4 £60,000 -
West Sussex - 4 £55,000 -
West Midlands - 4 - -
Birmingham - 4 - -
Crawley - 4 £55,000 -
Havant - 2 £45,000 -
Portsmouth - 2 £45,000 -
Surrey +44 1 - -
Guildford +27 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £39,500 - 2
Westminster - 1 £39,500 -
Derby - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

BPSS Clearance
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 85 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 51 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 44 (36.97%) SQL
3 44 (36.97%) Microsoft
4 38 (31.93%) Linux
5 34 (28.57%) Firewall
6 31 (26.05%) MS Excel
7 29 (24.37%) IBM
8 28 (23.53%) Active Directory
9 27 (22.69%) Citrix
9 27 (22.69%) SSL
9 27 (22.69%) DNS
9 27 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (21.85%) Line Management
11 25 (21.01%) VMware Infrastructure
11 25 (21.01%) VMware
11 25 (21.01%) IIS
11 25 (21.01%) Firmware
12 24 (20.17%) Service Delivery
12 24 (20.17%) SCCM
12 24 (20.17%) Data Centre
12 24 (20.17%) Presales
13 23 (19.33%) Disclosure Scotland
13 23 (19.33%) IT Strategy
13 23 (19.33%) SCOM
13 23 (19.33%) CMDB
13 23 (19.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 23 (19.33%) Management Information System
13 23 (19.33%) Publishing
13 23 (19.33%) NetBackup

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 25 (21.01%) IIS
2 2 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.68%) NetWeaver
2 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.84%) CMS
3 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.84%) JBoss
3 1 (0.84%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.84%) Mule
3 1 (0.84%) SAP EP
3 1 (0.84%) SAP Portal
3 1 (0.84%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.84%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (26.05%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.88%) MS Office
3 5 (4.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.84%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (9.24%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (7.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (4.20%) Oracle Assets
3 5 (4.20%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (4.20%) Oracle iProcurement
3 5 (4.20%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (4.20%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (1.68%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.84%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.84%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.52%) Office 365
4 1 (0.84%) SaaS
4 1 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 34 (28.57%) Firewall
2 27 (22.69%) DNS
2 27 (22.69%) SSL
3 7 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (5.04%) VPN
5 5 (4.20%) IPsec
5 5 (4.20%) LAN
6 4 (3.36%) BGP
6 4 (3.36%) EIGRP
6 4 (3.36%) Internet
6 4 (3.36%) Network Security
6 4 (3.36%) SNMP
6 4 (3.36%) WAN
6 4 (3.36%) Wireless
7 3 (2.52%) IGRP
7 3 (2.52%) MPLS
7 3 (2.52%) OSPF
7 3 (2.52%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (2.52%) VoIP
7 3 (2.52%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.92%) Big Data
2 11 (9.24%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.72%) Hadoop
4 5 (4.20%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.36%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (2.52%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.52%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.68%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (9.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.20%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.36%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.68%) Gatling
4 2 (1.68%) HP UFT
4 2 (1.68%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.68%) JMeter
4 2 (1.68%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.68%) Selenium
4 2 (1.68%) TestDirector
4 2 (1.68%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.84%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.84%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.84%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.84%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.84%) Mocha
5 1 (0.84%) Subversion
5 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (19.33%) Publishing
2 12 (10.08%) Telecoms
3 11 (9.24%) Manufacturing
4 8 (6.72%) Finance
5 7 (5.88%) Law
6 5 (4.20%) Legal
7 3 (2.52%) Banking
7 3 (2.52%) Local Government
8 1 (0.84%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (19.33%) Technical Specialist
2 18 (15.13%) Developer
3 14 (11.76%) Architect
4 12 (10.08%) Consultant
5 8 (6.72%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (5.88%) Analyst
6 7 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 7 (5.88%) Security Manager
7 6 (5.04%) Junior
7 6 (5.04%) Junior Consultant
7 6 (5.04%) Senior Manager
7 6 (5.04%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.20%) .NET Developer
8 5 (4.20%) Compliance Manager
9 4 (3.36%) C# Developer
9 4 (3.36%) Functional Consultant
9 4 (3.36%) Security Architect
9 4 (3.36%) Security Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Senior Functional Consultant
9 4 (3.36%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.61%) .NET
2 9 (7.56%) HTML
3 8 (6.72%) Web Services
4 6 (5.04%) ASP.NET
5 5 (4.20%) XML
6 4 (3.36%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.36%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (3.36%) WPF
7 3 (2.52%) HTML5
7 3 (2.52%) JSON
8 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.68%) CSS
8 2 (1.68%) SOAP
9 1 (0.84%) Ajax
9 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.84%) Java EE
9 1 (0.84%) Middleware
9 1 (0.84%) Web Dynpro
9 1 (0.84%) WinForms
9 1 (0.84%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.17%) Data Centre
2 23 (19.33%) CMDB
2 23 (19.33%) Management Information System
3 15 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (10.08%) Computer Science
5 6 (5.04%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.36%) e-Health
6 4 (3.36%) Fat Client
6 4 (3.36%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.52%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.52%) PKI
8 2 (1.68%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.68%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.68%) Life Science
9 1 (0.84%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.84%) Replication
9 1 (0.84%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (31.93%) Linux
2 16 (13.45%) Windows
3 12 (10.08%) Unix
4 11 (9.24%) Windows Server
5 6 (5.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.68%) Solaris
7 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (21.85%) Line Management
3 24 (20.17%) Presales
3 24 (20.17%) Service Delivery
4 23 (19.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 23 (19.33%) IT Strategy
5 18 (15.13%) Information Security
6 15 (12.61%) Software Engineering
7 12 (10.08%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (9.24%) ITIL
9 10 (8.40%) Security Management
9 10 (8.40%) Unit Testing
10 9 (7.56%) CRM
10 9 (7.56%) Information Security Management
11 8 (6.72%) SIEM
12 7 (5.88%) ERP
12 7 (5.88%) Mentoring
12 7 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (5.88%) Time Management
12 7 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 44 (36.97%) SQL
2 16 (13.45%) C#
3 15 (12.61%) Java
4 9 (7.56%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.56%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.36%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.36%) VB
6 3 (2.52%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.68%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.68%) C
7 2 (1.68%) Perl
7 2 (1.68%) Python
7 2 (1.68%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.84%) ABAP
8 1 (0.84%) C++
8 1 (0.84%) ES6
8 1 (0.84%) PHP
8 1 (0.84%) Ruby
8 1 (0.84%) VBScript
8 1 (0.84%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 85 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 51 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 23 (19.33%) LPIC
4 20 (16.81%) Degree
5 16 (13.45%) CISSP
6 10 (8.40%) CISM
7 9 (7.56%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (5.88%) CISA
9 5 (4.20%) CCNP
9 5 (4.20%) CEH
10 4 (3.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 4 (3.36%) CCSP
11 3 (2.52%) CCDA
11 3 (2.52%) CCDP
11 3 (2.52%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.52%) ISTQB
11 3 (2.52%) SANS
12 2 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.84%) ISEB
13 1 (0.84%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (19.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (6.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (5.04%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.04%) QA
4 5 (4.20%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (4.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (4.20%) SLA
5 2 (1.68%) FISMA
6 1 (0.84%) GPG13
6 1 (0.84%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 25 (21.01%) Firmware
2 25 (21.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.36%) vSphere
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.84%) NFS
5 1 (0.84%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.84%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 24 (20.17%) SCCM
2 23 (19.33%) Backup Exec
2 23 (19.33%) NetBackup
2 23 (19.33%) SCOM
3 7 (5.88%) Nagios
4 4 (3.36%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (3.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (3.36%) OpenView
4 4 (3.36%) Tivoli
4 4 (3.36%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 3 (2.52%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.68%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.84%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 44 (36.97%) Microsoft
2 29 (24.37%) IBM
3 27 (22.69%) Citrix
4 25 (21.01%) VMware
5 23 (19.33%) Red Hat
6 15 (12.61%) Oracle
7 11 (9.24%) SAP
8 6 (5.04%) Cisco
8 6 (5.04%) HP
9 5 (4.20%) BMC
9 5 (4.20%) CheckPoint
9 5 (4.20%) Palo Alto
10 4 (3.36%) CA
10 4 (3.36%) Compuware
10 4 (3.36%) Dynatrace
10 4 (3.36%) Nimsoft
10 4 (3.36%) Remedy
10 4 (3.36%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.36%) Sourcefire
11 3 (2.52%) Huawei
Warrington, Cheshire
Difrent
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £31,424 to £42,570 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Totnes, Devon
South Hams District Council West Devon Borough Council
Salary: From £30,153 to £33,437 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £21,424 to £61,500 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £100,000k+ & comprehensive benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago