Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 803 639 941
Rank change year-on-year -164 +302 +79
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 269 138 95
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.075%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.89% 1.08% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 176 67 73
10th Percentile £21,250 £29,000 -
25th Percentile £30,000 £37,500 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £34,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +54.41% -34.73%
75th Percentile £74,063 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £68,300 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £48,750 £33,158
% change year-on-year -21.03% +47.02% -36.35%

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 30,153 12,827 27,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.40% 20.21% 21.89%
Number of salaries quoted 15,391 9,435 20,826
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -226 154 £47,500 -11.63% 97
UK excluding London -140 134 £38,500 -21.03% 67
Work from Home -150 101 £55,000 - 10
North of England -102 40 £33,971 +7.84% 19
South East -105 36 £55,000 - 11
North West -59 35 £35,000 +11.11% 14
London -242 35 £72,500 +11.54% 39
South West -24 34 £49,200 +0.92% 12
East of England -86 10 £21,500 -14.00% 3
Scotland -58 9 £47,500 - 8
Northern Ireland - 7 £22,500 -
Midlands -100 6 £43,750 -32.95% 12
West Midlands -72 5 £40,000 -33.88% 11
North East - 5 £21,000 - 3
East Midlands -60 1 £70,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 168 (62.45%) Security Cleared
2 145 (53.90%) Social Skills
3 113 (42.01%) SC Cleared
4 94 (34.94%) Public Sector
5 91 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
6 67 (24.91%) Scrum
7 59 (21.93%) Project Management
8 58 (21.56%) Microsoft
9 53 (19.70%) Mercator
9 53 (19.70%) Azure
10 51 (18.96%) Oracle
11 48 (17.84%) User Stories
12 47 (17.47%) Service Delivery
13 44 (16.36%) Mentoring
14 39 (14.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 39 (14.50%) Problem-Solving
15 38 (14.13%) Windows
16 36 (13.38%) Test Automation
17 35 (13.01%) Stakeholder Management
18 33 (12.27%) AWS
18 33 (12.27%) Line Management
18 33 (12.27%) Cybersecurity
19 32 (11.90%) Coaching
19 32 (11.90%) Project Delivery
20 31 (11.52%) Microservices
20 31 (11.52%) ITIL
21 30 (11.15%) Java
21 30 (11.15%) Migration
22 29 (10.78%) SaaS
23 28 (10.41%) Software Engineering

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 6 (2.23%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.49%) ArcGIS
2 4 (1.49%) Confluence
3 3 (1.12%) SAS
4 2 (0.74%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.37%) Apache
5 1 (0.37%) nginx
5 1 (0.37%) WinCC
Applications
1 18 (6.69%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (2.60%) Oracle Smart View
3 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (9.67%) Oracle ERP
2 25 (9.29%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.49%) Maximo
3 4 (1.49%) Oracle Cash Management
3 4 (1.49%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (1.49%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (1.49%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 3 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.37%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 53 (19.70%) Azure
2 33 (12.27%) AWS
3 29 (10.78%) SaaS
4 19 (7.06%) GCP
5 13 (4.83%) OpenShift
6 12 (4.46%) Microsoft 365
7 11 (4.09%) IaaS
8 10 (3.72%) GitHub
8 10 (3.72%) Serverless
9 9 (3.35%) npm
10 8 (2.97%) Apigee
11 5 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (1.86%) Amazon EKS
11 5 (1.86%) Amazon S3
11 5 (1.86%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (1.86%) Azure Storage
12 4 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (1.12%) Amazon ECS
13 3 (1.12%) Azure Key Vault
13 3 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.69%) Firewall
2 14 (5.20%) DNS
3 13 (4.83%) VPN
4 10 (3.72%) Network Security
5 8 (2.97%) DHCP
5 8 (2.97%) VLAN
6 6 (2.23%) Wireless
7 5 (1.86%) AMQP
7 5 (1.86%) LAN
7 5 (1.86%) WAN
8 4 (1.49%) SD-WAN
8 4 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.12%) HTTP
9 3 (1.12%) SNMP
9 3 (1.12%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.74%) Multicast
10 2 (0.74%) Skype
10 2 (0.74%) Unicast
11 1 (0.37%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.95%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (3.72%) Big Data
2 10 (3.72%) MongoDB
3 7 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (2.23%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.23%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.49%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.49%) Metadata
7 3 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.12%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 3 (1.12%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.74%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.74%) DB2
8 2 (0.74%) Impala
8 2 (0.74%) SAS EBI
8 2 (0.74%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 1 (0.37%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.37%) Looker
Development Applications
1 22 (8.18%) Git (software)
2 20 (7.43%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.72%) webpack
4 8 (2.97%) Artifactory
4 8 (2.97%) Bitbucket
4 8 (2.97%) Maven
4 8 (2.97%) SonarQube
4 8 (2.97%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (2.23%) JUnit
5 6 (2.23%) Selenium
6 5 (1.86%) GitLab
6 5 (1.86%) JIRA
7 4 (1.49%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.49%) JSUnit
7 4 (1.49%) RSpec
7 4 (1.49%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.49%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.37%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.37%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.37%) Subversion
General
1 145 (53.90%) Social Skills
2 94 (34.94%) Public Sector
3 39 (14.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 25 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (6.69%) Documentation Skills
6 17 (6.32%) Legal
7 14 (5.20%) Law
8 12 (4.46%) Retail
9 10 (3.72%) Finance
9 10 (3.72%) Military
10 8 (2.97%) Presentation Skills
11 6 (2.23%) Games
12 5 (1.86%) Marketing
13 4 (1.49%) General Ledger
13 4 (1.49%) Local Government
14 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.74%) Influencing Skills
16 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.37%) Brand Awareness
16 1 (0.37%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 22 (8.18%) Analyst
1 22 (8.18%) Architect
1 22 (8.18%) Senior Manager
2 20 (7.43%) Project Manager
3 19 (7.06%) Developer
4 18 (6.69%) Oracle Project Manager
4 18 (6.69%) Senior Project Manager
5 17 (6.32%) Consultant
6 13 (4.83%) Delivery Manager
6 13 (4.83%) Software Engineer
7 12 (4.46%) Product Manager
7 12 (4.46%) Scrum Master
7 12 (4.46%) Senior Consultant
8 10 (3.72%) Agile Developer
8 10 (3.72%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (3.72%) Scala Developer
9 9 (3.35%) Cloud Consultant
9 9 (3.35%) ERP Manager
9 9 (3.35%) ERP Project Manager
9 9 (3.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.04%) HTML
2 18 (6.69%) RESTful
3 17 (6.32%) CSS
4 13 (4.83%) React
4 13 (4.83%) REST
5 11 (4.09%) Node.js
5 11 (4.09%) Play Framework
5 11 (4.09%) Spring Boot
6 10 (3.72%) Spring
7 8 (2.97%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (1.86%) Django
8 5 (1.86%) JSON
8 5 (1.86%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (1.49%) .NET
9 4 (1.49%) Kafka
9 4 (1.49%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 4 (1.49%) pytest
9 4 (1.49%) Web Services
9 4 (1.49%) XML
10 3 (1.12%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.81%) User Experience
2 19 (7.06%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.09%) Data Protection Act
4 10 (3.72%) Video\Live Streaming
5 9 (3.35%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.35%) Security Operations Centre
6 8 (2.97%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.23%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.86%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.49%) CMDB
9 4 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.49%) SCADA
10 3 (1.12%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.12%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (1.12%) EPoS
10 3 (1.12%) Replication
10 3 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.74%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.37%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 38 (14.13%) Windows
2 15 (5.58%) Windows 10
3 11 (4.09%) Linux
4 8 (2.97%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.60%) Unix
6 6 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.23%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (1.86%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (1.49%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.12%) Android
9 3 (1.12%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.12%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.37%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.37%) Solaris
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (24.91%) Scrum
3 59 (21.93%) Project Management
4 48 (17.84%) User Stories
5 47 (17.47%) Service Delivery
6 44 (16.36%) Mentoring
7 39 (14.50%) Problem-Solving
8 36 (13.38%) Test Automation
9 35 (13.01%) Stakeholder Management
10 33 (12.27%) Cybersecurity
10 33 (12.27%) Line Management
11 32 (11.90%) Coaching
11 32 (11.90%) Project Delivery
12 31 (11.52%) ITIL
12 31 (11.52%) Microservices
13 30 (11.15%) Migration
14 28 (10.41%) Software Engineering
15 27 (10.04%) ERP
16 26 (9.67%) Open Source
17 25 (9.29%) User Research
Programming Languages
1 30 (11.15%) Java
2 26 (9.67%) Python
3 21 (7.81%) JavaScript
4 19 (7.06%) Scala
5 16 (5.95%) C
5 16 (5.95%) SQL
6 11 (4.09%) Ruby
7 6 (2.23%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.86%) C#
9 4 (1.49%) C++
10 2 (0.74%) HiveQL
10 2 (0.74%) R
10 2 (0.74%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.37%) AWK
11 1 (0.37%) Bash
11 1 (0.37%) Go
11 1 (0.37%) Perl
11 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 168 (62.45%) Security Cleared
2 113 (42.01%) SC Cleared
3 26 (9.67%) Oracle Certification
4 16 (5.95%) DV Cleared
5 12 (4.46%) Degree
6 10 (3.72%) CCNA
6 10 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (3.72%) MCP
7 6 (2.23%) CISSP
8 5 (1.86%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.49%) HNC
9 4 (1.49%) HND
9 4 (1.49%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.49%) PCI QSA
10 3 (1.12%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (1.12%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.74%) CEH
11 2 (0.74%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.74%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.67%) Accessibility
2 20 (7.43%) GDPR
3 17 (6.32%) SLA
4 13 (4.83%) QA
5 11 (4.09%) Data Quality
6 7 (2.60%) NCSC
7 6 (2.23%) PCI DSS
8 4 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (1.49%) WCAG
9 3 (1.12%) COBIT
9 3 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.74%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.74%) NIST
10 2 (0.74%) RMADS
11 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.37%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (8.92%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.95%) Docker
3 8 (2.97%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.37%) Firmware
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (6.32%) Kubernetes
2 11 (4.09%) Ansible
3 9 (3.35%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (3.35%) Terraform
4 8 (2.97%) Docker Swarm
5 7 (2.60%) QRadar
6 3 (1.12%) HP ALM
6 3 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.12%) Nessus
7 1 (0.37%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.37%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 58 (21.56%) Microsoft
2 53 (19.70%) Mercator
3 51 (18.96%) Oracle
4 19 (7.06%) Google
5 13 (4.83%) ServiceNow
6 12 (4.46%) IBM
7 11 (4.09%) VMware
8 9 (3.35%) Dynatrace
8 9 (3.35%) Informatica
8 9 (3.35%) Talend
9 8 (2.97%) Cisco
9 8 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (2.97%) SAP
9 8 (2.97%) Splunk
10 4 (1.49%) ESRI
10 4 (1.49%) Meraki
11 3 (1.12%) Databricks
11 3 (1.12%) Forcepoint
11 3 (1.12%) Symantec
11 3 (1.12%) Zscaler