Period
to 11 July 2020

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 11 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 758 991 1091
Rank change year-on-year +233 +100 +48
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 81 106 120
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.072% 0.068%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.30% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 49 76 86
Median annual salary £52,500 £44,765 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.28% +27.90% -17.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £60,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +34.62% +11.43% -22.22%

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 16,780 35,569 42,089
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.74% 24.30% 23.73%
Number of salaries quoted 12,239 25,756 31,424
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,582
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.94% +4.90%

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 11 July 2020.

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 11 July 2020. 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 +226 67 £52,500 +34.62% 31
England +243 64 £57,000 +36.48% 21
South East +113 17 £30,000 -23.08% 1
North of England +148 16 £80,000 +53.57% 8
London +166 12 £97,500 +91.18% 1
Midlands +118 12 £57,000 -5.00% 2
Scotland +88 11 £35,000 - 10
Yorkshire +113 10 £57,000 +9.42% 3
West Midlands +97 8 £63,500 +115.25% 2
North West +114 6 £80,000 +53.57% 4
South West +88 6 £28,500 -24.48% 4
East Midlands +66 4 £42,000 -30.00%
Northern Ireland +26 4 - - 1
East of England +83 1 £50,000 -54.55% 5
Work from Home +59 1 £35,000 -46.15% 2

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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 48 (59.26%) Security Cleared
2 29 (35.80%) SC Cleared
3 27 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 24 (29.63%) Coaching
4 24 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (28.40%) Azure
6 21 (25.93%) AWS
6 21 (25.93%) Microsoft
7 20 (24.69%) SQL
8 19 (23.46%) Information Security
8 19 (23.46%) CISSP
8 19 (23.46%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (22.22%) Office 365
10 16 (19.75%) Mentoring
10 16 (19.75%) Oracle
10 16 (19.75%) ITIL
10 16 (19.75%) Windows
11 15 (18.52%) Risk Management
11 15 (18.52%) Oracle Database
12 13 (16.05%) Scrum
12 13 (16.05%) CISM
12 13 (16.05%) Firewall
12 13 (16.05%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (16.05%) Active Directory
13 12 (14.81%) SQL Server
13 12 (14.81%) JavaScript
13 12 (14.81%) Penetration Testing
13 12 (14.81%) Big Data
14 11 (13.58%) Hyper-V
14 11 (13.58%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 10 (12.35%) SAS
2 8 (9.88%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Primavera
1 1 (1.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 23 (28.40%) Azure
2 21 (25.93%) AWS
3 18 (22.22%) Office 365
4 10 (12.35%) Power Platform
5 8 (9.88%) PaaS
6 6 (7.41%) IaaS
7 3 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (2.47%) Amazon Neptune
8 2 (2.47%) Mimecast
9 1 (1.23%) HP Helion
9 1 (1.23%) SaaS
9 1 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.05%) Firewall
2 8 (9.88%) Skype
3 7 (8.64%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (8.64%) Internet
3 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.17%) SAN
5 4 (4.94%) LAN
6 2 (2.47%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.47%) DNS
6 2 (2.47%) HTTP
6 2 (2.47%) SMTP
6 2 (2.47%) WAN
6 2 (2.47%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.23%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.23%) Network Security
7 1 (1.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.52%) Oracle Database
2 12 (14.81%) Big Data
2 12 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 10 (12.35%) Apache Hive
3 10 (12.35%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (12.35%) Hadoop
3 10 (12.35%) Impala
3 10 (12.35%) Pentaho
3 10 (12.35%) Power BI
4 3 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.47%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (2.47%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.23%) DTS
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 1 (1.23%) JIRA
1 1 (1.23%) MSI
1 1 (1.23%) NUnit
1 1 (1.23%) Selenium
1 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (13.58%) Finance
1 11 (13.58%) Public Sector
2 1 (1.23%) Advertising
2 1 (1.23%) German Language
2 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (24.69%) Consultant
2 16 (19.75%) Analyst
3 15 (18.52%) Security Consultant
4 12 (14.81%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 12 (14.81%) Managing Consultant
5 10 (12.35%) Data Engineer
5 10 (12.35%) Security Analyst
6 9 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
6 9 (11.11%) Senior Security Consultant
7 7 (8.64%) SOC Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) Junior
8 6 (7.41%) Junior Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) Junior Security Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
8 6 (7.41%) Support Analyst
9 5 (6.17%) Cloud Consultant
9 5 (6.17%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
9 5 (6.17%) Designer
9 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 4 (4.94%) Content Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.47%) HTML
1 2 (2.47%) Kafka
2 1 (1.23%) .NET
2 1 (1.23%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.23%) Ajax
2 1 (1.23%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.23%) Classic ASP
2 1 (1.23%) CSS
2 1 (1.23%) Django
2 1 (1.23%) Entity Framework
2 1 (1.23%) HTML5
2 1 (1.23%) jQuery
2 1 (1.23%) LINQ
2 1 (1.23%) Sass
2 1 (1.23%) XHTML
2 1 (1.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
2 8 (9.88%) Data Centre
3 7 (8.64%) Cybercrime
3 7 (8.64%) Internet of Things
3 7 (8.64%) Private Cloud
4 6 (7.41%) Cyberattack
4 6 (7.41%) Public Cloud
4 6 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.70%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.23%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.23%) CAN bus
8 1 (1.23%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (1.23%) User Experience
8 1 (1.23%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.23%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (1.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.75%) Windows
2 10 (12.35%) Unix
3 7 (8.64%) Linux
4 4 (4.94%) Windows 10
4 4 (4.94%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.94%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.23%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 24 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (29.63%) Coaching
3 19 (23.46%) Information Security
4 16 (19.75%) ITIL
4 16 (19.75%) Mentoring
5 15 (18.52%) Risk Management
6 13 (16.05%) Scrum
7 12 (14.81%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (12.35%) Analytics
8 10 (12.35%) Data Analytics
8 10 (12.35%) ETL
8 10 (12.35%) Process Improvement
8 10 (12.35%) Requirements Gathering
8 10 (12.35%) Security Operations
8 10 (12.35%) Software Delivery
8 10 (12.35%) Software Engineering
9 9 (11.11%) Problem Management
10 7 (8.64%) Digital Forensics
10 7 (8.64%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.69%) SQL
2 12 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 11 (13.58%) Python
4 10 (12.35%) HiveQL
4 10 (12.35%) Java
4 10 (12.35%) PL/SQL
4 10 (12.35%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.23%) C#
6 1 (1.23%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.23%) VB
6 1 (1.23%) VB6
6 1 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (59.26%) Security Cleared
2 29 (35.80%) SC Cleared
3 19 (23.46%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (23.46%) CISSP
4 13 (16.05%) CISM
4 13 (16.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (13.58%) Degree
6 10 (12.35%) CCNP
7 9 (11.11%) CCNA
8 7 (8.64%) MCSE
9 6 (7.41%) CISA
10 3 (3.70%) BC Cleared
10 3 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (3.70%) MCSA
11 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.47%) SANS
12 1 (1.23%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (1.23%) DBS Check
12 1 (1.23%) PMI Certification
12 1 (1.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.94%) WCAG
3 3 (3.70%) GDPR
4 2 (2.47%) SLA
5 1 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (16.05%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.58%) Hyper-V
3 10 (12.35%) HDFS
4 8 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.70%) vSphere
6 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) SCCM
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.47%) Nessus
4 1 (1.23%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.23%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.23%) SCOM
4 1 (1.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 21 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 16 (19.75%) Oracle
3 11 (13.58%) VMware
4 10 (12.35%) Cloudera
4 10 (12.35%) Informatica
4 10 (12.35%) Talend
5 9 (11.11%) HP
6 8 (9.88%) Cisco
6 8 (9.88%) SolarWinds
7 6 (7.41%) Dell
7 6 (7.41%) Dell Compellent
8 5 (6.17%) ServiceNow
9 4 (4.94%) Citrix
10 3 (3.70%) Apple
11 2 (2.47%) Aruba
11 2 (2.47%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (2.47%) Forcepoint
11 2 (2.47%) Palo Alto
12 1 (1.23%) Nimble Storage
12 1 (1.23%) Sparx