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 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 823 845 925
Rank change year-on-year +22 +80  
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 40 94 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.095% 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.35% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 21 36 20
Median salary £45,000 £32,500 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.46% -39.53%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £11,050 £47,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £58,750 £72,250
UK excluding London median salary £46,250 £31,501 £52,500
% change year-on-year +46.81% -39.99%  

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 20985 26732 29771
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.64% 27.14% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 16369 21503 23355
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 £75,000 £69,000 £70,000
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 23 May 2017.

Salary histogram for BPSS Clearance in the UK

BPSS Clearance
Top 30 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 23 May 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 +16 39 £45,000 +38.46% 13
London +46 10 £40,000 -1.23% 3
South East +27 8 £55,000 +69.23%
West Midlands +26 8 - - 1
Birmingham +19 8 - -
South West - 7 £40,750 - 2
Taunton - 5 £40,750 -
Somerset - 5 £40,750 -
West Sussex - 4 £55,000 -
Crawley - 4 £55,000 -
Hampshire +9 3 £42,500 -
North West -38 3 £34,000 -
Cheshire - 3 £34,000 -
Warrington - 3 £34,000 -
City of London - 3 - - 1
Westminster - 3 - -
East Midlands +16 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Gloucester - 2 - -
Surrey +26 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 1 - - 6
Tyne and Wear +9 1 - - 6
Wales +7 1 - - 1
South Wales +7 1 - - 1
Derbyshire +7 1 - -
Cardiff +7 1 - -
Derby +6 1 - -
North East +1 1 - - 6
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 62 (68.89%) Security Cleared
2 36 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 35 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 28 (31.11%) Linux
4 28 (31.11%) Firewall
5 24 (26.67%) DNS
5 24 (26.67%) Active Directory
6 23 (25.56%) Citrix
7 22 (24.44%) SSL
8 21 (23.33%) Windows
8 21 (23.33%) SCCM
9 20 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (22.22%) VMware
9 20 (22.22%) SQL
9 20 (22.22%) IBM
9 20 (22.22%) Line Management
9 20 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
10 19 (21.11%) Presales
10 19 (21.11%) Data Centre
10 19 (21.11%) IIS
10 19 (21.11%) Service Delivery
11 18 (20.00%) Red Hat
11 18 (20.00%) Firmware
11 18 (20.00%) NetBackup
11 18 (20.00%) Backup Exec
11 18 (20.00%) Publishing
11 18 (20.00%) LPIC
11 18 (20.00%) SCOM
11 18 (20.00%) CMDB
11 18 (20.00%) IT Strategy

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 19 (21.11%) IIS
2 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.33%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.22%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.22%) JBoss
3 2 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (2.22%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.22%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.22%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.11%) SAP EP
4 1 (1.11%) SAP Portal
4 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (4.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.11%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.22%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.56%) Office 365
4 3 (3.33%) G Suite
5 2 (2.22%) SaaS
6 1 (1.11%) PaaS
6 1 (1.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (31.11%) Firewall
2 24 (26.67%) DNS
3 22 (24.44%) SSL
4 7 (7.78%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (6.67%) LAN
5 6 (6.67%) VPN
6 5 (5.56%) IPsec
6 5 (5.56%) WAN
7 4 (4.44%) BGP
7 4 (4.44%) EIGRP
7 4 (4.44%) Internet
7 4 (4.44%) Network Security
7 4 (4.44%) Wireless
8 3 (3.33%) IGRP
8 3 (3.33%) MPLS
8 3 (3.33%) OSPF
8 3 (3.33%) SSH
8 3 (3.33%) VoIP
8 3 (3.33%) VRRP
8 3 (3.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.56%) Big Data
2 8 (8.89%) Hadoop
3 7 (7.78%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.44%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.11%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.22%) JIRA
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.11%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (20.00%) Publishing
2 8 (8.89%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.33%) Finance
5 2 (2.22%) Retail
6 1 (1.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
2 14 (15.56%) Architect
3 13 (14.44%) Developer
4 11 (12.22%) Consultant
5 9 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.44%) Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) Functional Consultant
7 4 (4.44%) Security Architect
7 4 (4.44%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (4.44%) Senior Functional Consultant
8 3 (3.33%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) NOC Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Principal Architect
8 3 (3.33%) Principal Security Architect
8 3 (3.33%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.33%) Security Consultant
8 3 (3.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.22%) .NET
2 5 (5.56%) Web Services
3 2 (2.22%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.22%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.22%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.22%) HTML
3 2 (2.22%) WPF
4 1 (1.11%) COM
4 1 (1.11%) CSS
4 1 (1.11%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (1.11%) SAPUI5
4 1 (1.11%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.11%) Data Centre
2 18 (20.00%) CMDB
3 12 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (11.11%) Management Information System
5 6 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (5.56%) Computer Science
6 5 (5.56%) PKI
7 4 (4.44%) Fat Client
7 4 (4.44%) Thin Client
8 3 (3.33%) Replication
9 2 (2.22%) Smartphone
10 1 (1.11%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (1.11%) Life Science
10 1 (1.11%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (1.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (31.11%) Linux
2 21 (23.33%) Windows
3 10 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (6.67%) Unix
6 2 (2.22%) Android
6 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.22%) Line Management
2 19 (21.11%) Presales
2 19 (21.11%) Service Delivery
3 18 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 18 (20.00%) IT Strategy
4 17 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (14.44%) Software Engineering
6 12 (13.33%) Information Security
7 11 (12.22%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (11.11%) Test Automation
9 9 (10.00%) Migration
10 8 (8.89%) ITIL
10 8 (8.89%) Service Management
10 8 (8.89%) SIEM
11 7 (7.78%) Unit Testing
12 5 (5.56%) CRM
12 5 (5.56%) DevOps
12 5 (5.56%) Mentoring
12 5 (5.56%) Security Management
12 5 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.22%) SQL
2 15 (16.67%) Java
3 11 (12.22%) C#
3 11 (12.22%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.44%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.22%) C
5 2 (2.22%) Perl
5 2 (2.22%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.22%) Python
6 1 (1.11%) ABAP
6 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (68.89%) Security Cleared
2 36 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 18 (20.00%) LPIC
4 10 (11.11%) CISSP
5 9 (10.00%) CISM
6 8 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (4.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 4 (4.44%) CCNP
7 4 (4.44%) CCSP
7 4 (4.44%) Degree
8 3 (3.33%) CCDA
8 3 (3.33%) CCDP
8 3 (3.33%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (2.22%) CISA
9 2 (2.22%) SANS
10 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.11%) ISEB
10 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (6.67%) SLA
3 3 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.22%) FISMA
5 1 (1.11%) GPG13
5 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.11%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 20 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (20.00%) Firmware
4 2 (2.22%) Docker
4 2 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.11%) NFS
5 1 (1.11%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (23.33%) SCCM
2 18 (20.00%) Backup Exec
2 18 (20.00%) NetBackup
2 18 (20.00%) SCOM
3 4 (4.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (3.33%) Nagios
5 2 (2.22%) Ansible
5 2 (2.22%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (2.22%) Puppet
6 1 (1.11%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 35 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 23 (25.56%) Citrix
3 20 (22.22%) IBM
3 20 (22.22%) VMware
4 18 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 9 (10.00%) Oracle
6 6 (6.67%) Cisco
7 5 (5.56%) CheckPoint
7 5 (5.56%) Palo Alto
8 4 (4.44%) SAP
8 4 (4.44%) SolarWinds
8 4 (4.44%) Sourcefire
9 3 (3.33%) Aerohive Networks
9 3 (3.33%) Aruba
9 3 (3.33%) BT
9 3 (3.33%) Fortinet
9 3 (3.33%) Google
9 3 (3.33%) Huawei
9 3 (3.33%) McAfee
9 3 (3.33%) Remedy
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Rowe IT Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum plus pension, bonus, life insurance
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Rowe IT Limited
Salary: From £27,000 to £55,000 per annum plus pension, bonus, life insurance
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £1 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £31,424 to £42,570 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
360 Resourcing
Salary: £18,000-£23,000 plus company bonus
Posted: 19 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 13 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Securestorm
Salary: £60,000 per annum Plus 5% non-contributory pension and benefits up to
Posted: 19 days ago