Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1050 1142 1063
Rank change year-on-year +92 -79 +24
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 92 57 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.033% 0.094%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.13% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 61 35 84
UK median annual salary £38,000 £41,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.43% +0.61% +10.00%
10th Percentile £30,732 £18,500 £23,625
90th Percentile £58,750 £76,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,608 £41,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -10.71% -6.82% +26.44%

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 39,076 42,693 50,669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.42% 26.48%
Number of salaries quoted 28,971 32,773 40,692
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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 +71 72 £40,265 +0.66% 50
UK excluding London +53 68 £36,608 -10.71% 46
London +37 20 £55,000 +9.45% 13
Scotland +10 16 £35,000 - 3
South West 0 15 £42,029 +110.15% 9
Midlands +18 14 £35,500 -13.41% 7
East Midlands +7 12 £35,500 - 4
North of England +30 10 £35,000 -42.39% 12
South East - 10 £49,750 - 8
North East -3 6 £33,920 - 2
North West +9 4 £45,750 +60.53% 8
West Midlands +25 2 £38,000 -7.32% 3
Wales -1 2 £40,000 -20.32% 6
East of England +24 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 61 (66.30%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (64.13%) Security Cleared
3 36 (39.13%) SC Cleared
4 33 (35.87%) Open Source
5 28 (30.43%) Java
5 28 (30.43%) ITIL
6 24 (26.09%) SQL
7 23 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 21 (22.83%) Microsoft
8 21 (22.83%) MVC
9 20 (21.74%) .NET
9 20 (21.74%) Linux
9 20 (21.74%) DevOps
10 19 (20.65%) Collaborative Working
10 19 (20.65%) Test Automation
11 18 (19.57%) JIRA
11 18 (19.57%) C#
12 17 (18.48%) ASP.NET
12 17 (18.48%) ASP.NET MVC
13 16 (17.39%) Scrum
14 15 (16.30%) Unix
14 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
14 15 (16.30%) Python
15 14 (15.22%) JavaScript
15 14 (15.22%) Oracle
15 14 (15.22%) Service Management
15 14 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
15 14 (15.22%) Microservices
15 14 (15.22%) Jenkins
16 13 (14.13%) Confluence

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 (14.13%) Confluence
2 6 (6.52%) Apache
3 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (5.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.09%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) SAP HR
1 4 (4.35%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (1.09%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (7.61%) Dynamics 365
3 7 (7.61%) npm
3 7 (7.61%) Office 365
4 2 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.17%) Serverless
5 1 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.09%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.43%) HTTP
2 4 (4.35%) Firewall
2 4 (4.35%) LAN
2 4 (4.35%) Network Security
2 4 (4.35%) VPN
3 1 (1.09%) DAB
3 1 (1.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.04%) NoSQL
2 12 (13.04%) Relational Database
3 8 (8.70%) Amazon Aurora
3 8 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (5.43%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.35%) Big Data
6 2 (2.17%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (2.17%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.17%) MySQL
7 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.09%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 18 (19.57%) JIRA
2 14 (15.22%) Jenkins
3 12 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (11.96%) JUnit
5 7 (7.61%) Babel
5 7 (7.61%) Log4Net
5 7 (7.61%) NUnit
5 7 (7.61%) Rhino Mocks
5 7 (7.61%) webpack
6 6 (6.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (6.52%) Bitbucket
6 6 (6.52%) EasyMock
7 5 (5.43%) Git (software)
7 5 (5.43%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (4.35%) Hudson
8 4 (4.35%) Subversion
9 3 (3.26%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.26%) Selenium
9 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.17%) Maven
General
1 4 (4.35%) Law
2 3 (3.26%) Finance
3 2 (2.17%) Banking
3 2 (2.17%) Legal
3 2 (2.17%) Marketing
4 1 (1.09%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.09%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 36 (39.13%) Developer
2 16 (17.39%) Software Developer
3 12 (13.04%) .NET Developer
3 12 (13.04%) Consultant
4 9 (9.78%) Java Developer
5 8 (8.70%) AWS Consultant
5 8 (8.70%) Cloud Consultant
5 8 (8.70%) Java Software Developer
6 6 (6.52%) .NET Software Developer
6 6 (6.52%) Agile Developer
6 6 (6.52%) Agile Java Developer
6 6 (6.52%) Architect
6 6 (6.52%) DevOps Developer
6 6 (6.52%) Programmer
6 6 (6.52%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.43%) Business Change Manager
7 5 (5.43%) Business Project Manager
7 5 (5.43%) C++ Programmer
7 5 (5.43%) Change Manager
7 5 (5.43%) Project Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.74%) .NET
2 17 (18.48%) ASP.NET
2 17 (18.48%) ASP.NET MVC
3 13 (14.13%) Web Services
4 11 (11.96%) JSON
4 11 (11.96%) Spring
5 10 (10.87%) AngularJS
5 10 (10.87%) HTML
5 10 (10.87%) React
5 10 (10.87%) REST
6 9 (9.78%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (8.70%) Node.js
7 8 (8.70%) XML
8 7 (7.61%) Enzyme
8 7 (7.61%) Jest
8 7 (7.61%) NHibernate
8 7 (7.61%) Redux
8 7 (7.61%) Spring.NET
8 7 (7.61%) WCF
8 7 (7.61%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.70%) Public Cloud
1 8 (8.70%) Replication
2 6 (6.52%) Wiki
3 4 (4.35%) CESG
3 4 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.17%) User Experience
5 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.09%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.74%) Linux
2 15 (16.30%) Unix
3 12 (13.04%) Windows
4 7 (7.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.52%) CentOS
6 2 (2.17%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.09%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (66.30%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (35.87%) Open Source
3 28 (30.43%) ITIL
4 21 (22.83%) MVC
5 20 (21.74%) DevOps
6 19 (20.65%) Collaborative Working
6 19 (20.65%) Test Automation
7 16 (17.39%) Scrum
8 14 (15.22%) Microservices
8 14 (15.22%) Service Management
9 12 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (10.87%) Change Management
10 10 (10.87%) ITSM
10 10 (10.87%) Mentoring
10 10 (10.87%) Migration
11 9 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (9.78%) Project Management
12 8 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
12 8 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (8.70%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.43%) Java
2 24 (26.09%) SQL
3 18 (19.57%) C#
4 15 (16.30%) Python
5 14 (15.22%) JavaScript
6 13 (14.13%) C++
6 13 (14.13%) PL/SQL
6 13 (14.13%) T-SQL
7 5 (5.43%) ABAP
7 5 (5.43%) Ruby
8 4 (4.35%) Scala
9 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.17%) VB
10 2 (2.17%) VBScript
11 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.09%) C
11 1 (1.09%) Java 8
11 1 (1.09%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.09%) Perl
11 1 (1.09%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 59 (64.13%) Security Cleared
2 36 (39.13%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.78%) DV Cleared
4 8 (8.70%) CTC Cleared
4 8 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (6.52%) BC Cleared
5 6 (6.52%) DBS Check
6 4 (4.35%) CCNA
6 4 (4.35%) CCNP
6 4 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.26%) Degree
7 3 (3.26%) ISTQB
8 2 (2.17%) AWS Certification
9 1 (1.09%) ISEB
9 1 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
1 8 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (4.35%) GPG13
3 2 (2.17%) PMO
3 2 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 11 (11.96%) Hyper-V
2 10 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.09%) Docker
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (9.78%) Ansible
1 9 (9.78%) Puppet
1 9 (9.78%) Terraform
2 8 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.35%) SCCM
4 1 (1.09%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.09%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (22.83%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.22%) Oracle
3 10 (10.87%) Citrix
3 10 (10.87%) VMware
4 6 (6.52%) Google
4 6 (6.52%) Red Hat
5 5 (5.43%) SAP
6 4 (4.35%) Cisco
6 4 (4.35%) Workday
6 4 (4.35%) Xamarin
7 2 (2.17%) Siebel
7 2 (2.17%) Tableau
8 1 (1.09%) Dynatrace
8 1 (1.09%) HP
8 1 (1.09%) Informatica
8 1 (1.09%) Wyse