Period
to 11 April 2021

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 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 622 897 965
Rank change year-on-year +275 +68 +156
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 232 94 156
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.083% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.35% 0.39% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 101 69 106
10th Percentile £35,000 £28,000 £26,389
25th Percentile £40,000 £31,589 £31,424
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.51% +26.67% +28.57%
75th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £54,783
90th Percentile £73,750 £95,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £57,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -12.28% +46.15% +14.71%

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 17,182 24,370 36,661
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.75% 21.46% 24.63%
Number of salaries quoted 11,685 18,336 26,830
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £26,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +3.45%

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 April 2021.

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 April 2021. 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 +252 185 £55,000 -3.51% 51
UK excluding London +142 117 £50,000 -12.28% 52
Work from Home -48 79 £55,000 -15.38% 4
London +201 77 £57,500 -35.03% 12
South East +126 51 £65,000 +13.04% 8
Midlands +43 19 £46,250 -26.00% 4
North of England +43 17 £37,500 -53.13% 12
North West +51 16 £37,500 -53.13% 7
West Midlands +43 16 £40,000 -36.00% 3
South West -23 9 £48,750 +54.33% 9
East of England +65 8 £41,250 -17.50% 6
Wales - 8 £50,000 - 1
Scotland +7 5 £50,000 +33.33% 10
East Midlands +19 3 £55,000 - 1
North East - 1 £50,000 - 4

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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.

1 172 (74.14%) Security Cleared
2 90 (38.79%) SC Cleared
3 89 (38.36%) SaaS
4 78 (33.62%) Oracle
5 67 (28.88%) ERP
5 67 (28.88%) Oracle Certification
5 67 (28.88%) Oracle ERP
6 60 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (22.84%) Azure
8 51 (21.98%) Microsoft
9 44 (18.97%) Scrum
9 44 (18.97%) Business Intelligence
9 44 (18.97%) SQL
9 44 (18.97%) Public Sector
10 43 (18.53%) AWS
10 43 (18.53%) Java
10 43 (18.53%) Finance
11 41 (17.67%) Active Directory
12 38 (16.38%) Windows
13 37 (15.95%) Project Management
13 37 (15.95%) DevOps
14 36 (15.52%) Change Management
15 35 (15.09%) Migration
16 34 (14.66%) VMware
16 34 (14.66%) Problem-Solving
17 33 (14.22%) Mentoring
17 33 (14.22%) VMware Infrastructure
18 32 (13.79%) Public Cloud
19 31 (13.36%) PaaS
20 30 (12.93%) Azure Active Directory

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 (4.31%) SAS
2 9 (3.88%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.88%) WebSphere
2 9 (3.88%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.72%) Confluence
4 4 (1.72%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.29%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.43%) IIS
6 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (8.19%) Adobe Premiere
2 12 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (3.88%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 67 (28.88%) Oracle ERP
2 20 (8.62%) Oracle Payables
3 19 (8.19%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (8.19%) Oracle Receivables
4 15 (6.47%) Oracle Cash Management
5 12 (5.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 11 (4.74%) Oracle General Ledger
7 9 (3.88%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (3.88%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 8 (3.45%) Oracle 11i
8 8 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (2.16%) Oracle Assets
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.43%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 89 (38.36%) SaaS
2 53 (22.84%) Azure
3 43 (18.53%) AWS
4 31 (13.36%) PaaS
5 30 (12.93%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (9.91%) Power Platform
7 22 (9.48%) IaaS
8 10 (4.31%) Microsoft 365
9 9 (3.88%) Boomi
10 4 (1.72%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.43%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.34%) SAN
2 23 (9.91%) DNS
3 18 (7.76%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (5.17%) Firewall
5 10 (4.31%) DHCP
5 10 (4.31%) Internet
6 8 (3.45%) Network Security
6 8 (3.45%) Software-Defined Radio
7 5 (2.16%) VPN
8 4 (1.72%) Skype
8 4 (1.72%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.86%) SSL
9 2 (0.86%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.43%) BGP
10 1 (0.43%) EIGRP
10 1 (0.43%) HTTP
10 1 (0.43%) Intranet
10 1 (0.43%) OSPF
10 1 (0.43%) WAN
10 1 (0.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.05%) Oracle Reports
3 19 (8.19%) Power BI
4 18 (7.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 11 (4.74%) Oracle Smart View
6 10 (4.31%) Apache Hive
6 10 (4.31%) Big Data
6 10 (4.31%) BusinessObjects
6 10 (4.31%) Hadoop
6 10 (4.31%) Impala
6 10 (4.31%) Oracle Database
6 10 (4.31%) Pentaho
7 9 (3.88%) Oracle ODI
8 6 (2.59%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.29%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.86%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 19 (8.19%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.17%) CircleCI
3 10 (4.31%) Oracle Forms
4 9 (3.88%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (2.59%) JIRA
6 4 (1.72%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.72%) Selenium
7 3 (1.29%) Protractor
7 3 (1.29%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.43%) Gatling
9 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.43%) JUnit
9 1 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 44 (18.97%) Public Sector
2 43 (18.53%) Finance
3 18 (7.76%) Telecoms
4 13 (5.60%) Military
5 12 (5.17%) General Ledger
6 10 (4.31%) Local Government
7 9 (3.88%) Back Office
8 7 (3.02%) Manufacturing
9 6 (2.59%) Police
10 4 (1.72%) Billing
11 3 (1.29%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.86%) Cyber-Physical System
12 2 (0.86%) Legal
12 2 (0.86%) Retail
13 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 54 (23.28%) Consultant
2 51 (21.98%) Cloud Consultant
2 51 (21.98%) Oracle Consultant
3 39 (16.81%) Functional Consultant
3 39 (16.81%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 33 (14.22%) Senior Consultant
4 33 (14.22%) Senior Functional Consultant
4 33 (14.22%) Senior Oracle Consultant
4 33 (14.22%) Senior Oracle Functional Consultant
5 22 (9.48%) Developer
6 21 (9.05%) Architect
7 20 (8.62%) Technical Leader
8 16 (6.90%) Azure Infrastructure Lead
9 15 (6.47%) Analyst
9 15 (6.47%) Oracle Financials Consultant
9 15 (6.47%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
10 11 (4.74%) Data Engineer
10 11 (4.74%) Project Manager
10 11 (4.74%) Senior Oracle Financials Consultant
11 9 (3.88%) ERP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.62%) Web Services
2 18 (7.76%) Middleware
3 10 (4.31%) XML
4 9 (3.88%) REST
4 9 (3.88%) XSLT
5 8 (3.45%) AngularJS
5 8 (3.45%) HTML
6 7 (3.02%) Play Framework
7 6 (2.59%) RESTful
7 6 (2.59%) Spring
8 5 (2.16%) Spring Boot
9 4 (1.72%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (1.29%) Gherkin
11 2 (0.86%) Ajax
11 2 (0.86%) CSS
11 2 (0.86%) JDBC
11 2 (0.86%) LDAP
11 2 (0.86%) ODBC
11 2 (0.86%) React
11 2 (0.86%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.79%) Public Cloud
2 27 (11.64%) Data Centre
3 26 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.60%) User Experience
5 12 (5.17%) Private Cloud
6 10 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (3.88%) Management Information System
8 8 (3.45%) Client/Server
8 8 (3.45%) Replication
9 7 (3.02%) Verilog
9 7 (3.02%) VHDL
10 6 (2.59%) CESG
11 4 (1.72%) Driving Licence
12 3 (1.29%) Blog
13 2 (0.86%) CMDB
13 2 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (0.86%) Freedom of Information
13 2 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
14 1 (0.43%) Analytical Mindset
14 1 (0.43%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 38 (16.38%) Windows
2 27 (11.64%) Windows Server
3 25 (10.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (10.78%) Windows Server 2016
3 25 (10.78%) Windows Server 2019
4 17 (7.33%) Unix
5 9 (3.88%) Linux
6 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (28.88%) ERP
2 60 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (18.97%) Business Intelligence
3 44 (18.97%) Scrum
4 37 (15.95%) DevOps
4 37 (15.95%) Project Management
5 36 (15.52%) Change Management
6 35 (15.09%) Migration
7 34 (14.66%) Problem-Solving
8 33 (14.22%) Mentoring
9 30 (12.93%) Data Migration
10 29 (12.50%) Project Delivery
11 28 (12.07%) Workshop Facilitation
12 26 (11.21%) Requirements Gathering
13 25 (10.78%) Coaching
13 25 (10.78%) ITIL
14 23 (9.91%) Service Delivery
15 22 (9.48%) Continuous Improvement
15 22 (9.48%) Risk Management
16 20 (8.62%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 44 (18.97%) SQL
2 43 (18.53%) Java
3 28 (12.07%) PL/SQL
4 22 (9.48%) PowerShell
5 21 (9.05%) Python
6 16 (6.90%) JavaScript
7 12 (5.17%) C
8 10 (4.31%) HiveQL
8 10 (4.31%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.02%) C++
10 6 (2.59%) Scala
11 5 (2.16%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.72%) C#
13 1 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 172 (74.14%) Security Cleared
2 90 (38.79%) SC Cleared
3 67 (28.88%) Oracle Certification
4 19 (8.19%) CIPD
5 11 (4.74%) Degree
6 10 (4.31%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.72%) MCP
8 2 (0.86%) APMP
8 2 (0.86%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.86%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.86%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.86%) PMP
9 1 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.43%) ISEB
9 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (12.50%) GDPR
2 21 (9.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.59%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (2.16%) SLA
5 3 (1.29%) PMO
6 2 (0.86%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.43%) GLP
7 1 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 41 (17.67%) Active Directory
2 33 (14.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (11.64%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.31%) HDFS
5 4 (1.72%) NFS
6 2 (0.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 29 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
2 28 (12.07%) SCCM
3 26 (11.21%) SCVMM
4 9 (3.88%) WSUS
5 6 (2.59%) Ansible
5 6 (2.59%) Rundeck
6 2 (0.86%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 78 (33.62%) Oracle
2 51 (21.98%) Microsoft
3 34 (14.66%) VMware
4 25 (10.78%) Mercator
5 22 (9.48%) Veeam
6 18 (7.76%) Cisco
7 15 (6.47%) ServiceNow
8 11 (4.74%) SolarWinds
9 10 (4.31%) Cloudera
9 10 (4.31%) Informatica
9 10 (4.31%) Talend
10 9 (3.88%) JD Edwards
10 9 (3.88%) MuleSoft
10 9 (3.88%) NEC
10 9 (3.88%) Northgate
10 9 (3.88%) PeopleSoft
11 8 (3.45%) Intel
12 7 (3.02%) Cognos
13 3 (1.29%) Dell
13 3 (1.29%) Juniper