Period
to 21 October 2017

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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1120 1042 1049
Rank change year-on-year -78 +7 +178
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 58 180 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.094% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.36% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 36 85 186
UK median annual salary £41,250 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.94% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £18,500 £24,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £60,000 £77,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £44,000 £34,800
% change year-on-year -7.95% +26.44% -13.00%

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 42146 50330 59989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.21% 26.34% 27.38%
Number of salaries quoted 32367 40426 47857
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for BPSS Clearance in the UK

BPSS Clearance
Top 14 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 21 October 2017. 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 -63 45 £40,000 -11.11% 17
UK excluding London -78 43 £40,500 -7.95% 13
London +33 15 £50,250 +43.57% 5
South West +2 13 £20,000 -49.37% 3
Midlands +6 12 £41,000 -31.67%
West Midlands -2 11 £41,000 -31.67%
Wales +18 7 £50,198 +52.12%
Scotland -4 6 - - 1
North of England 0 4 £60,750 +449.77% 8
North West -23 2 £28,500 -40.00%
East of England - 2 £57,500 -
East Midlands +23 1 - -
Yorkshire +22 1 £87,500 +94.44%
North East +13 1 - - 8

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 36 (62.07%) Security Cleared
2 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
3 24 (41.38%) SC Cleared
4 19 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (29.31%) Data Centre
6 14 (24.14%) ITIL
7 12 (20.69%) Active Directory
7 12 (20.69%) Service Delivery
8 11 (18.97%) Firewall
8 11 (18.97%) DNS
8 11 (18.97%) SQL
8 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Office
9 10 (17.24%) .NET
9 10 (17.24%) Linux
9 10 (17.24%) Disclosure Scotland
9 10 (17.24%) SCCM
9 10 (17.24%) Test Automation
10 9 (15.52%) SCOM
10 9 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (15.52%) Presales
10 9 (15.52%) C#
10 9 (15.52%) IBM
10 9 (15.52%) VMware
11 8 (13.79%) TDD
11 8 (13.79%) Citrix
11 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (13.79%) A+ Certification
11 8 (13.79%) HND
11 8 (13.79%) Windows
11 8 (13.79%) E-Commerce

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 7 (12.07%) IIS
2 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.45%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.45%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.72%) CMS
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.72%) JBoss
4 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Sentinel
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.45%) Office 365
3 1 (1.72%) G Suite
3 1 (1.72%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.97%) DNS
1 11 (18.97%) Firewall
2 7 (12.07%) SSL
3 2 (3.45%) BGP
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (3.45%) DHCP
3 2 (3.45%) EIGRP
3 2 (3.45%) Internet
3 2 (3.45%) Network Security
3 2 (3.45%) OSPF
3 2 (3.45%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (3.45%) WAN
4 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.72%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.72%) GIS
3 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 7 (12.07%) Publishing
2 6 (10.34%) Finance
3 4 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.45%) Advertising
4 2 (3.45%) Back Office
4 2 (3.45%) Front Office
4 2 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (15.52%) Developer
2 8 (13.79%) 1st Line Engineer
2 8 (13.79%) 1st Line Support
2 8 (13.79%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 8 (13.79%) Analyst
2 8 (13.79%) Data Centre Engineer
2 8 (13.79%) IT Engineer
2 8 (13.79%) IT Support
2 8 (13.79%) IT Support Engineer
2 8 (13.79%) Support Engineer
3 7 (12.07%) Technical Specialist
4 5 (8.62%) Consultant
4 5 (8.62%) IT Manager
4 5 (8.62%) IT Operations Manager
4 5 (8.62%) IT Services Manager
4 5 (8.62%) Operations Manager
4 5 (8.62%) Service Manager
4 5 (8.62%) Service Operations Manager
5 3 (5.17%) Architect
5 3 (5.17%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) .NET
2 7 (12.07%) HTML
3 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET
3 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (8.62%) .NET Framework
4 5 (8.62%) CSS
5 4 (6.90%) AngularJS
5 4 (6.90%) HTML5
5 4 (6.90%) WPF
6 3 (5.17%) CSS3
6 3 (5.17%) jQuery
6 3 (5.17%) Modernizr
6 3 (5.17%) Node.js
6 3 (5.17%) Sass
6 3 (5.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (5.17%) Web Services
7 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (3.45%) COM
7 2 (3.45%) WCF
7 2 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.31%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.79%) Computer Science
3 7 (12.07%) CMDB
4 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.45%) PKI
5 2 (3.45%) Replication
6 1 (1.72%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.24%) Linux
2 8 (13.79%) Windows
3 2 (3.45%) Unix
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.72%) Android
4 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.14%) ITIL
3 12 (20.69%) Service Delivery
4 10 (17.24%) Test Automation
5 9 (15.52%) Presales
6 8 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (13.79%) E-Commerce
6 8 (13.79%) Incident Management
6 8 (13.79%) TDD
7 7 (12.07%) IT Strategy
7 7 (12.07%) Line Management
8 6 (10.34%) BDD
8 6 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (10.34%) MVC
9 5 (8.62%) Capacity Management
9 5 (8.62%) Front End Development
9 5 (8.62%) Operations Management
9 5 (8.62%) Problem Management
9 5 (8.62%) Scrum
9 5 (8.62%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.97%) SQL
2 9 (15.52%) C#
3 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.34%) Java
5 3 (5.17%) Python
6 1 (1.72%) C++
6 1 (1.72%) Perl
6 1 (1.72%) PHP
6 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (62.07%) Security Cleared
2 24 (41.38%) SC Cleared
3 8 (13.79%) A+ Certification
3 8 (13.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (13.79%) Degree
3 8 (13.79%) GNVQ
3 8 (13.79%) HND
3 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (12.07%) LPIC
5 4 (6.90%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.24%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.45%) SLA
3 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 12 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 9 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.07%) Firmware
4 2 (3.45%) Docker
4 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (17.24%) SCCM
2 9 (15.52%) SCOM
3 7 (12.07%) Backup Exec
3 7 (12.07%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.45%) Ansible
4 2 (3.45%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.52%) IBM
2 9 (15.52%) VMware
3 8 (13.79%) Citrix
4 7 (12.07%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.90%) Xamarin
6 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.45%) Cisco
6 2 (3.45%) Google
6 2 (3.45%) HP
6 2 (3.45%) Lotus
6 2 (3.45%) Oracle
7 1 (1.72%) Apple
7 1 (1.72%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.72%) Nintex
7 1 (1.72%) Remedy
7 1 (1.72%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.72%) webMethods