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 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 857 833 950
Rank change year-on-year -24 +117  
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 32 107 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.11% 0.029%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.41% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 15 38 30
Median salary £41,500 £32,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.69% -38.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £9,525 £32,350
10% offered a salary of more than £100,750 £65,375 £112,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,750 £32,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +25.38% -31.57%  

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 21812 26092 30465
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.53% 26.60% 27.42%
Number of salaries quoted 35594 44568 49436
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 £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for BPSS Clearance in the UK

BPSS Clearance
Top 7 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 29 June 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 -10 31 £41,500 +27.69% 14
UK excluding London -42 24 £40,750 +25.38% 10
Midlands +15 10 £87,500 - 3
London +23 8 £50,500 +6.31% 6
South West +4 8 £40,000 -1.84% 1
North of England -17 6 £67,500 +510.85% 4
Wales -3 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 56 (69.14%) Security Cleared
2 36 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 34 (41.98%) Microsoft
4 23 (28.40%) Linux
5 21 (25.93%) Windows
5 21 (25.93%) Firewall
6 19 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (22.22%) DNS
7 18 (22.22%) Citrix
8 17 (20.99%) Active Directory
9 16 (19.75%) SSL
9 16 (19.75%) SQL
9 16 (19.75%) Presales
10 15 (18.52%) Disclosure Scotland
10 15 (18.52%) Line Management
10 15 (18.52%) Data Centre
10 15 (18.52%) Java
10 15 (18.52%) IBM
10 15 (18.52%) VMware
10 15 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (18.52%) SCCM
11 14 (17.28%) Software Engineering
11 14 (17.28%) .NET
11 14 (17.28%) Service Delivery
12 13 (16.05%) Red Hat
12 13 (16.05%) Firmware
12 13 (16.05%) C#
12 13 (16.05%) IIS
12 13 (16.05%) Publishing
12 13 (16.05%) 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 13 (16.05%) IIS
2 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.47%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.47%) JBoss
3 2 (2.47%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (2.47%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.47%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.47%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.23%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.23%) SAP EP
4 1 (1.23%) SAP Portal
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (4.94%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.23%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.23%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (13.58%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.94%) Office 365
4 3 (3.70%) G Suite
5 2 (2.47%) SaaS
6 1 (1.23%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.23%) PaaS
6 1 (1.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.93%) Firewall
2 18 (22.22%) DNS
3 16 (19.75%) SSL
4 7 (8.64%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (7.41%) Internet
6 5 (6.17%) VPN
7 4 (4.94%) IPsec
7 4 (4.94%) LAN
7 4 (4.94%) Network Security
7 4 (4.94%) WAN
8 3 (3.70%) BGP
8 3 (3.70%) EIGRP
8 3 (3.70%) Wireless
9 2 (2.47%) IGRP
9 2 (2.47%) MPLS
9 2 (2.47%) OSPF
9 2 (2.47%) SSH
9 2 (2.47%) VoIP
9 2 (2.47%) VRRP
9 2 (2.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.05%) Big Data
2 7 (8.64%) Hadoop
3 6 (7.41%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.94%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (3.70%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 11 (13.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.17%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.47%) JIRA
3 2 (2.47%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (16.05%) Publishing
2 6 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.94%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.70%) Finance
5 2 (2.47%) Retail
6 1 (1.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (17.28%) Architect
2 13 (16.05%) Technical Specialist
3 12 (14.81%) Developer
4 11 (13.58%) Consultant
5 7 (8.64%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.17%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Functional Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Principal Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Security Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Senior Functional Consultant
8 3 (3.70%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Principal Security Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.70%) Security Consultant
8 3 (3.70%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.28%) .NET
2 5 (6.17%) Web Services
3 4 (4.94%) .NET Framework
3 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (4.94%) WPF
4 2 (2.47%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.47%) COM
4 2 (2.47%) HTML
5 1 (1.23%) CSS
5 1 (1.23%) J2EE
5 1 (1.23%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (1.23%) SAPUI5
5 1 (1.23%) Web Dynpro
5 1 (1.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 13 (16.05%) CMDB
3 12 (14.81%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (9.88%) Management Information System
5 6 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.94%) Fat Client
6 4 (4.94%) PKI
6 4 (4.94%) Thin Client
7 3 (3.70%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.47%) Replication
8 2 (2.47%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.23%) Device Driver
9 1 (1.23%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.40%) Linux
2 21 (25.93%) Windows
3 9 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 7 (8.64%) Unix
5 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.47%) Android
6 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (19.75%) Presales
3 15 (18.52%) Line Management
4 14 (17.28%) Service Delivery
4 14 (17.28%) Software Engineering
5 13 (16.05%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (16.05%) IT Strategy
6 11 (13.58%) Information Security
6 11 (13.58%) Test Automation
7 10 (12.35%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (9.88%) Service Management
9 7 (8.64%) SIEM
9 7 (8.64%) Unit Testing
10 6 (7.41%) Migration
11 5 (6.17%) ITIL
11 5 (6.17%) Mentoring
11 5 (6.17%) Security Management
11 5 (6.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 4 (4.94%) Coaching
12 4 (4.94%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.75%) SQL
2 15 (18.52%) Java
3 13 (16.05%) C#
4 10 (12.35%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.70%) Perl
6 2 (2.47%) C
6 2 (2.47%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.47%) Python
7 1 (1.23%) ABAP
7 1 (1.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 56 (69.14%) Security Cleared
2 36 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 13 (16.05%) LPIC
4 8 (9.88%) CISSP
5 7 (8.64%) CISM
6 6 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (4.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 4 (4.94%) CCSP
7 4 (4.94%) Degree
8 3 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (3.70%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (2.47%) CCDA
9 2 (2.47%) CCDP
9 2 (2.47%) CCNP
9 2 (2.47%) CISA
9 2 (2.47%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.23%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.23%) ISEB
10 1 (1.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (6.17%) SLA
3 3 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.47%) FISMA
5 1 (1.23%) GPG13
5 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.23%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (20.99%) Active Directory
2 15 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (16.05%) Firmware
4 2 (2.47%) Docker
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.23%) NFS
5 1 (1.23%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (18.52%) SCCM
2 13 (16.05%) Backup Exec
2 13 (16.05%) NetBackup
2 13 (16.05%) SCOM
3 4 (4.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.47%) Ansible
5 2 (2.47%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.47%) Nagios
5 2 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (2.47%) Puppet
6 1 (1.23%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 34 (41.98%) Microsoft
2 18 (22.22%) Citrix
3 15 (18.52%) IBM
3 15 (18.52%) VMware
4 13 (16.05%) Red Hat
5 8 (9.88%) Oracle
6 5 (6.17%) Cisco
7 4 (4.94%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.94%) Google
7 4 (4.94%) Palo Alto
7 4 (4.94%) SAP
7 4 (4.94%) Xamarin
8 3 (3.70%) Apple
8 3 (3.70%) Juniper
8 3 (3.70%) McAfee
8 3 (3.70%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.70%) Sourcefire
9 2 (2.47%) Remedy
9 2 (2.47%) TIBCO
9 2 (2.47%) webMethods
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Solihull
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Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 per year
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