Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 611 1000 1063
Rank change year-on-year +389 +63 +87
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 78 77 108
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.055% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 53 59 74
Median annual salary £32,000 £34,272 £37,873
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.63% -9.51% -8.19%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,400 £30,812
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,312 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £31,000 £33,158 £36,608
% change year-on-year -6.51% -9.42% -10.71%

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 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 10,624 32,897 39,520
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.05% 23.43% 23.61%
Number of salaries quoted 7,803 23,885 29,306
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 26 September 2020.

Salary histogram for BPSS Clearance in the UK

BPSS Clearance
Top 13 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 26 September 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
England +387 67 £32,000 -6.63% 35
UK excluding London +331 43 £31,000 -6.51% 33
London +292 34 £72,500 +26.09% 4
Work from Home +70 18 £32,000 -3.49% 8
North of England +196 14 £31,000 -57.13% 10
South East +223 12 £69,000 +76.92% 4
North West +144 10 £31,000 -57.13% 4
Scotland - 10 £35,000 - 1
Midlands +142 5 £70,000 +16.67% 12
Yorkshire +147 4 £25,500 - 6
East Midlands +92 3 £56,250 -6.25% 6
South West +123 2 £28,500 -14.05% 3
West Midlands - 2 £70,000 - 6

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 44 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (52.56%) Security Cleared
3 38 (48.72%) SC Cleared
4 35 (44.87%) Azure
5 33 (42.31%) AWS
6 32 (41.03%) SQL
7 30 (38.46%) Python
7 30 (38.46%) Mentoring
7 30 (38.46%) Coaching
8 29 (37.18%) JavaScript
8 29 (37.18%) Scrum
9 28 (35.90%) Oracle
9 28 (35.90%) Oracle Database
9 28 (35.90%) Big Data
10 27 (34.62%) Process Improvement
10 27 (34.62%) Analytics
10 27 (34.62%) Power BI
10 27 (34.62%) Power Platform
11 26 (33.33%) Requirements Gathering
11 26 (33.33%) HDFS
11 26 (33.33%) Impala
11 26 (33.33%) HiveQL
11 26 (33.33%) Software Delivery
11 26 (33.33%) Talend
11 26 (33.33%) Cloudera
11 26 (33.33%) Data Analytics
11 26 (33.33%) Apache Hive
11 26 (33.33%) Pentaho
11 26 (33.33%) Hadoop
11 26 (33.33%) Java

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 26 (33.33%) SAS
2 5 (6.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 35 (44.87%) Azure
2 33 (42.31%) AWS
3 27 (34.62%) Power Platform
4 12 (15.38%) Office 365
5 8 (10.26%) PaaS
6 3 (3.85%) IaaS
7 2 (2.56%) Amazon Neptune
7 2 (2.56%) Serverless
8 1 (1.28%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.28%) Azure Functions
8 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.26%) Internet
2 7 (8.97%) Unified Communications
3 4 (5.13%) Firewall
4 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.56%) DNS
5 2 (2.56%) HTTP
5 2 (2.56%) LAN
5 2 (2.56%) SMTP
5 2 (2.56%) WAN
5 2 (2.56%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.28%) Network Security
6 1 (1.28%) Skype
6 1 (1.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (35.90%) Big Data
1 28 (35.90%) Oracle Database
2 27 (34.62%) Power BI
3 26 (33.33%) Apache Hive
3 26 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
3 26 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 26 (33.33%) Impala
3 26 (33.33%) Pentaho
4 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
5 4 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.56%) Amazon Aurora
6 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.28%) DTS
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Selenium
2 1 (1.28%) JIRA
2 1 (1.28%) NUnit
2 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (11.54%) Public Sector
2 2 (2.56%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.28%) Finance
3 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (33.33%) Data Engineer
2 25 (32.05%) Analyst
3 11 (14.10%) Security Analyst
4 9 (11.54%) Support Analyst
5 7 (8.97%) Junior
5 7 (8.97%) Junior Analyst
5 7 (8.97%) Junior Security Analyst
5 7 (8.97%) SOC Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) Architect
7 4 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.13%) Designer
7 4 (5.13%) Release Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Azure Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) Change Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Change and Release Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.85%) HTML
2 2 (2.56%) Django
2 2 (2.56%) HTML5
2 2 (2.56%) Kafka
2 2 (2.56%) Sass
3 1 (1.28%) .NET
3 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.28%) Ajax
3 1 (1.28%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.28%) Classic ASP
3 1 (1.28%) CSS
3 1 (1.28%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.28%) jQuery
3 1 (1.28%) LINQ
3 1 (1.28%) XHTML
3 1 (1.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.82%) Security Operations Centre
3 8 (10.26%) Cybercrime
3 8 (10.26%) Internet of Things
4 7 (8.97%) Management Information System
5 5 (6.41%) Private Cloud
6 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.85%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.56%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.56%) User Experience
8 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (33.33%) Unix
2 9 (11.54%) Windows
3 4 (5.13%) Linux
4 2 (2.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.28%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (38.46%) Coaching
2 30 (38.46%) Mentoring
3 29 (37.18%) Scrum
4 27 (34.62%) Analytics
4 27 (34.62%) Process Improvement
5 26 (33.33%) Data Analytics
5 26 (33.33%) ETL
5 26 (33.33%) Requirements Gathering
5 26 (33.33%) Software Delivery
5 26 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 15 (19.23%) Identity Access Management
7 13 (16.67%) ITIL
8 11 (14.10%) Information Security
8 11 (14.10%) Security Operations
9 9 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (11.54%) Decision-Making
9 9 (11.54%) Incident Management
10 8 (10.26%) Protective Monitoring
10 8 (10.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (41.03%) SQL
2 30 (38.46%) Python
3 29 (37.18%) JavaScript
4 26 (33.33%) HiveQL
4 26 (33.33%) Java
4 26 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 26 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.85%) C
5 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.28%) C#
6 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.28%) VB
6 1 (1.28%) VB6
6 1 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (52.56%) Security Cleared
2 38 (48.72%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.41%) CCNA
4 5 (6.41%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (6.41%) MCSE
5 4 (5.13%) BC Cleared
5 4 (5.13%) Degree
6 2 (2.56%) DBS Check
6 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) PMO
2 2 (2.56%) GDPR
2 2 (2.56%) WCAG
3 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (33.33%) HDFS
2 8 (10.26%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.28%) Docker
5 1 (1.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (11.54%) SCCM
2 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.56%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.56%) Nessus
Vendors
1 28 (35.90%) Oracle
2 26 (33.33%) Cloudera
2 26 (33.33%) Informatica
2 26 (33.33%) Talend
3 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.69%) VMware
5 3 (3.85%) Apple
5 3 (3.85%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.56%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.56%) Citrix
7 1 (1.28%) Cisco
7 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds