Period
to 19 September 2019

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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 995 1075 1160
Rank change year-on-year +80 +85 -72
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 80 111 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.066% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.28% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 56 75 35
UK median annual salary £34,311 £37,745 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.10% -9.05% -2.35%
10th Percentile £26,450 £30,839 £18,500
90th Percentile £69,906 £58,750 £80,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,272 £36,608 £40,750
% change year-on-year -6.38% -10.17% -7.39%

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 33,120 39,621 43,536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.43% 23.66% 24.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24,041 29,397 33,417
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,226
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 +102 76 £34,272 -10.40% 33
UK excluding London +33 66 £34,272 -6.38% 30
South West +21 28 £32,872 -12.91% 6
South East +45 18 £39,000 +13.04% 7
London +77 11 £44,250 -19.55% 6
Midlands +37 10 £60,000 +69.01% 3
East Midlands +15 10 £60,000 +69.01%
North of England +10 6 £72,312 +106.61% 7
North West +34 3 £72,312 +58.06% 5
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
East of England +69 1 £110,000 +165.06% 4
North East +21 1 £72,312 +113.18% 1
Wales +11 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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 48 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 43 (53.75%) SC Cleared
3 31 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (36.25%) Microsoft
5 27 (33.75%) Azure
6 25 (31.25%) Windows
7 24 (30.00%) Java
8 21 (26.25%) ITIL
8 21 (26.25%) Office 365
8 21 (26.25%) Public Sector
9 19 (23.75%) Active Directory
10 16 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 16 (20.00%) Scrum
10 16 (20.00%) Mentoring
10 16 (20.00%) Windows Server
11 15 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (18.75%) Software Engineering
11 15 (18.75%) Degree
12 14 (17.50%) Cisco
12 14 (17.50%) Firewall
12 14 (17.50%) DevOps
12 14 (17.50%) Jenkins
13 13 (16.25%) C#
13 13 (16.25%) Microsoft Office
13 13 (16.25%) AWS
14 12 (15.00%) Spring
14 12 (15.00%) C
14 12 (15.00%) Configuration Management
15 11 (13.75%) Service Management
15 11 (13.75%) VMware

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 9 (11.25%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.50%) Confluence
4 1 (1.25%) IIS
4 1 (1.25%) JBoss
4 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (16.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 27 (33.75%) Azure
2 21 (26.25%) Office 365
3 13 (16.25%) AWS
4 7 (8.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (8.75%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (8.75%) IaaS
5 6 (7.50%) GCP
5 6 (7.50%) Mimecast
6 2 (2.50%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (2.50%) CloudFront
6 2 (2.50%) PaaS
6 2 (2.50%) Serverless
7 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.50%) Firewall
2 9 (11.25%) SAN
3 7 (8.75%) DHCP
3 7 (8.75%) DNS
4 6 (7.50%) IPv4
4 6 (7.50%) VLAN
4 6 (7.50%) VPN
4 6 (7.50%) Wireless
5 3 (3.75%) HTTP
5 3 (3.75%) LAN
5 3 (3.75%) NAS
5 3 (3.75%) WAN
6 2 (2.50%) Internet
6 2 (2.50%) Intranet
6 2 (2.50%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.25%) DWDM
7 1 (1.25%) IPsec
7 1 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.25%) Hadoop
2 8 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (8.75%) Big Data
3 7 (8.75%) GIS
4 3 (3.75%) MySQL
4 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.50%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (17.50%) Jenkins
2 10 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 9 (11.25%) JIRA
3 9 (11.25%) Maven
4 7 (8.75%) Eclipse
5 3 (3.75%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.50%) JUnit
6 2 (2.50%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.50%) webpack
7 1 (1.25%) Hudson
7 1 (1.25%) IDA Disassembler
7 1 (1.25%) RSpec
7 1 (1.25%) Selenium
7 1 (1.25%) Subversion
7 1 (1.25%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.25%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (26.25%) Public Sector
2 11 (13.75%) Military
3 5 (6.25%) Local Government
4 4 (5.00%) Finance
4 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.50%) Legal
5 2 (2.50%) Retail
6 1 (1.25%) Advertising
6 1 (1.25%) Back Office
6 1 (1.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (18.75%) IT Engineer
2 13 (16.25%) Software Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) Java Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) Java Software Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) Professional Services Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) Senior Test Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) IT Support
6 5 (6.25%) Architect
6 5 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Consultant
6 5 (6.25%) Developer
6 5 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Graduate
7 4 (5.00%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) C Software Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Senior IT Support
8 3 (3.75%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.00%) Spring
2 9 (11.25%) Java EE 5
2 9 (11.25%) JSF
2 9 (11.25%) Kafka
3 7 (8.75%) Drools
3 7 (8.75%) Hibernate
4 5 (6.25%) RESTful
4 5 (6.25%) Web Services
5 4 (5.00%) AngularJS
5 4 (5.00%) CSS
5 4 (5.00%) CSS3
5 4 (5.00%) HTML
5 4 (5.00%) HTML5
5 4 (5.00%) jQuery
6 3 (3.75%) JSON
7 2 (2.50%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.50%) GraphQL
7 2 (2.50%) Laravel
7 2 (2.50%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (2.50%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.75%) Driving Licence
2 9 (11.25%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (8.75%) Replication
4 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (5.00%) CESG
5 4 (5.00%) Mobile Computing
6 3 (3.75%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.75%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (3.75%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.50%) Fibre Optics
8 1 (1.25%) CAN bus
8 1 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.25%) User Experience
8 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.25%) Windows
2 16 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (10.00%) Linux
4 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (7.50%) Windows 10
5 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.75%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (2.50%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.50%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.25%) Android
8 1 (1.25%) Unix
8 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (26.25%) ITIL
3 16 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 16 (20.00%) Scrum
3 16 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 15 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 14 (17.50%) DevOps
6 12 (15.00%) Configuration Management
7 11 (13.75%) Service Management
8 10 (12.50%) UML
9 9 (11.25%) Artificial Intelligence
9 9 (11.25%) Customer Requirements
9 9 (11.25%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (11.25%) Machine Learning
9 9 (11.25%) Presales
9 9 (11.25%) Test Scripting
10 8 (10.00%) ITSM
11 7 (8.75%) Migration
11 7 (8.75%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.00%) Java
2 13 (16.25%) C#
3 12 (15.00%) C
4 11 (13.75%) SQL
5 10 (12.50%) C++
6 8 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 7 (8.75%) Java 8
7 7 (8.75%) Python
8 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
9 4 (5.00%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.50%) Go
10 2 (2.50%) PHP
10 2 (2.50%) Ruby
10 2 (2.50%) Scala
11 1 (1.25%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 43 (53.75%) SC Cleared
3 15 (18.75%) Degree
4 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (8.75%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (8.75%) MCSA
6 6 (7.50%) CCNA
6 6 (7.50%) CCSP
6 6 (7.50%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (7.50%) DBS Check
6 6 (7.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (6.25%) DV Cleared
8 4 (5.00%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (5.00%) CISM
8 4 (5.00%) CISSP
8 4 (5.00%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (5.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 4 (5.00%) SSCP
9 3 (3.75%) ISTQB
10 2 (2.50%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (5.00%) NCSC
1 4 (5.00%) PCI DSS
1 4 (5.00%) RMADS
2 3 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 3 (3.75%) QA
2 3 (3.75%) SLA
3 1 (1.25%) GDPR
3 1 (1.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (23.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.50%) Docker
5 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.25%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (6.25%) Ansible
2 5 (6.25%) Terraform
3 4 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.00%) Puppet
4 3 (3.75%) SCCM
4 3 (3.75%) SnapMirror
4 3 (3.75%) SnapVault
4 3 (3.75%) WSUS
5 2 (2.50%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.50%) Mesos
6 1 (1.25%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.25%) HP ALM
6 1 (1.25%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 29 (36.25%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.50%) Cisco
3 11 (13.75%) VMware
4 10 (12.50%) EMC
5 8 (10.00%) Dell
6 6 (7.50%) HP
6 6 (7.50%) Oracle
7 5 (6.25%) Citrix
8 3 (3.75%) 3PAR
8 3 (3.75%) Apple
8 3 (3.75%) Google
8 3 (3.75%) NetApp
9 1 (1.25%) Ciena
9 1 (1.25%) Huawei
9 1 (1.25%) jBASE
9 1 (1.25%) McAfee
9 1 (1.25%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.25%) Symantec
9 1 (1.25%) Veeam
9 1 (1.25%) Virgin Media