Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 744 631 1025
Rank change year-on-year -113 +394 +67
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 302 77 83
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.15% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.16% 0.69% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 128 34 58
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,925 £26,630
25th Percentile £37,811 £28,000 £30,213
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £31,500 £34,311
Median % change year-on-year +74.60% -8.19% -6.27%
75th Percentile £66,563 £50,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £88,250 £69,500 £68,944
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £31,000 £34,272
% change year-on-year +45.16% -9.55% -3.46%

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 25,976 11,170 33,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.48% 22.08% 23.47%
Number of salaries quoted 14,673 8,485 24,550
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,750
25th Percentile £40,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 18 September 2021.

Salary histogram for BPSS Clearance in the UK

BPSS Clearance
Top 13 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 18 September 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 -141 201 £55,000 +77.42% 41
Work from Home -174 121 £55,000 +71.88% 2
UK excluding London -168 119 £45,000 +45.16% 39
London -187 88 £55,000 -8.33% 10
South East -129 35 £67,750 +125.83% 7
West Midlands -68 28 £51,250 -26.79% 5
Midlands -100 28 £51,250 -8.89% 5
South West -79 22 £45,000 +57.89% 7
North of England -112 20 £25,000 -19.35% 11
North West -69 19 £25,000 -19.35% 3
East of England - 9 £21,500 - 1
Scotland -90 6 - - 7
North East - 1 £25,000 - 5

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 186 (61.59%) Security Cleared
2 166 (54.97%) Social Skills
3 116 (38.41%) Oracle
4 105 (34.77%) Agile Software Development
5 98 (32.45%) SaaS
6 97 (32.12%) Oracle ERP
6 97 (32.12%) ERP
6 97 (32.12%) Oracle Certification
7 93 (30.79%) Public Sector
8 84 (27.81%) Scrum
9 81 (26.82%) Project Management
10 75 (24.83%) Mentoring
11 74 (24.50%) SC Cleared
12 73 (24.17%) Mercator
13 71 (23.51%) Problem-Solving
14 62 (20.53%) Project Delivery
15 61 (20.20%) Stakeholder Management
16 58 (19.21%) Microsoft
17 54 (17.88%) Presales
18 52 (17.22%) Analytics
19 50 (16.56%) Finance
19 50 (16.56%) Accessibility
19 50 (16.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 50 (16.56%) GDPR
20 48 (15.89%) Business Development
20 48 (15.89%) User Experience
21 46 (15.23%) Line Management
21 46 (15.23%) Java
22 44 (14.57%) Migration
22 44 (14.57%) Oracle Applications

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 (2.32%) SAS
2 5 (1.66%) Confluence
3 4 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.32%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (0.99%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.33%) nginx
6 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.33%) WinCC
Applications
1 39 (12.91%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (4.97%) Oracle Smart View
3 10 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.66%) Adobe Premiere
5 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 97 (32.12%) Oracle ERP
2 44 (14.57%) Oracle Applications
3 26 (8.61%) Oracle EBS
4 22 (7.28%) Oracle Payables
5 19 (6.29%) Oracle Receivables
6 16 (5.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 13 (4.30%) Oracle Cash Management
7 13 (4.30%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (2.32%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (1.99%) Oracle 11i
9 6 (1.99%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 3 (0.99%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.99%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
12 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
12 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
12 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payroll
12 1 (0.33%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 98 (32.45%) SaaS
2 33 (10.93%) Azure
3 23 (7.62%) AWS
4 11 (3.64%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (1.66%) PaaS
5 5 (1.66%) Power Platform
6 4 (1.32%) Boomi
6 4 (1.32%) GCP
7 2 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.66%) npm
8 1 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.33%) Azure Storage
8 1 (0.33%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 1 (0.33%) GitHub
8 1 (0.33%) IaaS
8 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.33%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.33%) Serverless
8 1 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.97%) Firewall
1 12 (3.97%) VPN
2 11 (3.64%) VLAN
2 11 (3.64%) Wireless
3 9 (2.98%) DHCP
3 9 (2.98%) DNS
4 4 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (0.99%) HTTP
5 3 (0.99%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.99%) SMPP
6 2 (0.66%) SNMP
7 1 (0.33%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.33%) Internet
7 1 (0.33%) Intranet
7 1 (0.33%) LAN
7 1 (0.33%) Network Security
7 1 (0.33%) SAN
7 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.33%) WAN
7 1 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.28%) Oracle Reports
2 24 (7.95%) MongoDB
3 17 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (4.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 10 (3.31%) GIS
6 9 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (2.65%) Hadoop
7 8 (2.65%) SQL Server
8 6 (1.99%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (1.32%) DB2
9 4 (1.32%) Metadata
9 4 (1.32%) Power BI
9 4 (1.32%) SAS Visual Analytics
10 3 (0.99%) Big Data
10 3 (0.99%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.99%) SAS EBI
10 3 (0.99%) Tableau
11 2 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.66%) Pentaho
11 2 (0.66%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 35 (11.59%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.31%) Oracle Forms
3 8 (2.65%) JUnit
4 7 (2.32%) JIRA
5 5 (1.66%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.32%) CircleCI
6 4 (1.32%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.32%) Maven
6 4 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (1.32%) Selenium
7 3 (0.99%) Appium
7 3 (0.99%) JMeter
7 3 (0.99%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (0.99%) Subversion
7 3 (0.99%) TestNG
7 3 (0.99%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.66%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.66%) GitLab
8 2 (0.66%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.66%) webpack
General
1 166 (54.97%) Social Skills
2 93 (30.79%) Public Sector
3 50 (16.56%) Finance
3 50 (16.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 39 (12.91%) Documentation Skills
5 36 (11.92%) Influencing Skills
6 28 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (5.30%) General Ledger
8 15 (4.97%) Law
9 13 (4.30%) Military
10 12 (3.97%) Presentation Skills
11 10 (3.31%) Police
12 9 (2.98%) Billing
13 8 (2.65%) Retail
14 7 (2.32%) Legal
15 6 (1.99%) Telecoms
16 4 (1.32%) Back Office
17 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.33%) Games
17 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (16.89%) Consultant
2 42 (13.91%) Senior Manager
3 40 (13.25%) Project Manager
4 39 (12.91%) Oracle Project Manager
4 39 (12.91%) Senior Project Manager
5 37 (12.25%) Cloud Consultant
5 37 (12.25%) Oracle Consultant
6 36 (11.92%) Developer
7 31 (10.26%) Architect
8 28 (9.27%) ERP Manager
8 28 (9.27%) ERP Project Manager
9 25 (8.28%) Functional Consultant
9 25 (8.28%) Oracle Functional Consultant
10 24 (7.95%) Agile Developer
10 24 (7.95%) Scala Developer
11 22 (7.28%) Senior Consultant
12 20 (6.62%) Senior Oracle Consultant
13 19 (6.29%) Senior Functional Consultant
13 19 (6.29%) Senior Oracle Functional Consultant
14 16 (5.30%) Principal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (10.26%) HTML
2 27 (8.94%) Play Framework
2 27 (8.94%) REST
3 26 (8.61%) RESTful
4 16 (5.30%) Oracle Fusion
5 14 (4.64%) Web Services
6 11 (3.64%) Middleware
7 8 (2.65%) Spring
8 7 (2.32%) CSS
8 7 (2.32%) Spring Boot
8 7 (2.32%) XML
9 6 (1.99%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.66%) Kafka
10 5 (1.66%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 4 (1.32%) XSLT
12 3 (0.99%) Ajax
12 3 (0.99%) Django
12 3 (0.99%) Guice
12 3 (0.99%) JSON
12 3 (0.99%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 48 (15.89%) User Experience
2 14 (4.64%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (3.31%) Virtual Team
4 9 (2.98%) Driving Licence
4 9 (2.98%) Video\Live Streaming
5 8 (2.65%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.99%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.99%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.32%) CESG
7 4 (1.32%) SCADA
8 2 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.66%) EPoS
8 2 (0.66%) Replication
8 2 (0.66%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.33%) Blog
9 1 (0.33%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.33%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.33%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.28%) Windows
2 13 (4.30%) Linux
2 13 (4.30%) Unix
3 10 (3.31%) Windows Server
3 10 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (3.31%) Windows Server 2016
3 10 (3.31%) Windows Server 2019
4 2 (0.66%) Mac OS
4 2 (0.66%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.66%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.66%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.33%) CoreOS
5 1 (0.33%) Solaris
5 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (34.77%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (32.12%) ERP
3 84 (27.81%) Scrum
4 81 (26.82%) Project Management
5 75 (24.83%) Mentoring
6 71 (23.51%) Problem-Solving
7 62 (20.53%) Project Delivery
8 61 (20.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 54 (17.88%) Presales
10 52 (17.22%) Analytics
11 48 (15.89%) Business Development
12 46 (15.23%) Line Management
13 44 (14.57%) Migration
14 43 (14.24%) Requirements Gathering
15 40 (13.25%) PRINCE2
16 39 (12.91%) Business Intelligence
16 39 (12.91%) Contingency Planning
16 39 (12.91%) Project Planning
16 39 (12.91%) Workshop Facilitation
17 38 (12.58%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 46 (15.23%) Java
2 30 (9.93%) Scala
3 27 (8.94%) SQL
4 19 (6.29%) Python
5 14 (4.64%) PL/SQL
6 7 (2.32%) C++
7 6 (1.99%) C
8 5 (1.66%) C#
9 4 (1.32%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.99%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.99%) Ruby
11 2 (0.66%) Kotlin
11 2 (0.66%) R
12 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.33%) Go
Qualifications
1 186 (61.59%) Security Cleared
2 97 (32.12%) Oracle Certification
3 74 (24.50%) SC Cleared
4 31 (10.26%) Degree
5 10 (3.31%) CISSP
6 9 (2.98%) CCNA
6 9 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.98%) DBS Check
7 8 (2.65%) MCP
8 6 (1.99%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (1.99%) GIAC
8 6 (1.99%) SANS
9 4 (1.32%) HNC
9 4 (1.32%) HND
9 4 (1.32%) SAS Certification
10 3 (0.99%) CIPD
11 2 (0.66%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.66%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.66%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (16.56%) Accessibility
1 50 (16.56%) GDPR
2 13 (4.30%) QA
3 12 (3.97%) Data Quality
3 12 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (3.31%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.99%) NIST
6 3 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.99%) SLA
7 2 (0.66%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.66%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.66%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.66%) NCSC
7 2 (0.66%) PMO
7 2 (0.66%) WCAG
8 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.33%) ISO 31000
8 1 (0.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 15 (4.97%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.31%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.66%) Docker
5 1 (0.33%) Firmware
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (1.66%) Ansible
3 4 (1.32%) Rundeck
4 3 (0.99%) Nessus
5 2 (0.66%) Control-M
5 2 (0.66%) Kibana
5 2 (0.66%) logstash
5 2 (0.66%) SCCM
5 2 (0.66%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.33%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.33%) Puppet
6 1 (0.33%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 116 (38.41%) Oracle
2 73 (24.17%) Mercator
3 58 (19.21%) Microsoft
4 11 (3.64%) Google
5 10 (3.31%) VMware
6 9 (2.98%) Fujitsu
6 9 (2.98%) Intel
7 6 (1.99%) PeopleSoft
8 5 (1.66%) Cisco
9 4 (1.32%) JD Edwards
9 4 (1.32%) MuleSoft
9 4 (1.32%) Teradata
10 3 (0.99%) SAP
10 3 (0.99%) Talend
11 2 (0.66%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.66%) DataFlux
11 2 (0.66%) IBM
11 2 (0.66%) Informatica
11 2 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.66%) Siemens