Period
to 23 August 2017

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 23 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1127 1081 1153
Rank change year-on-year -46 +72 +52
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 67 183 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.093% 0.060%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.35% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 43 77 110
UK median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% -19.35%
10th Percentile £18,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,000 £55,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% +10.29% -26.88%

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 42880 52716 59663
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.36% 26.79% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 32925 42572 47383
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,377 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.29% +5.94% -

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 23 August 2017.

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 23 August 2017. 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 -22 60 £41,500 +3.75% 17
UK excluding London -42 51 £42,500 +13.33% 17
South West +13 18 £20,000 -50.92% 1
London +33 16 £50,000 +42.86% 7
Midlands +37 13 £87,500 +45.83% 1
West Midlands +17 11 £87,500 +45.83% 1
South East -20 8 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Wales 0 7 £50,198 +54.46% 3
North of England -23 6 £67,500 +224.89% 5
North West -45 3 £34,000 -28.42%
East Midlands +21 2 - -
North East +15 2 - - 5
Yorkshire +15 1 £87,500 +131.78%

For the 6 months to 23 August 2017, IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 47 (70.15%) Security Cleared
2 36 (53.73%) Microsoft
3 28 (41.79%) SC Cleared
4 20 (29.85%) Data Centre
5 18 (26.87%) Linux
6 16 (23.88%) Windows
6 16 (23.88%) Service Delivery
6 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (22.39%) Active Directory
8 14 (20.90%) DNS
8 14 (20.90%) SQL
9 13 (19.40%) Citrix
9 13 (19.40%) IBM
9 13 (19.40%) Firewall
9 13 (19.40%) SCCM
9 13 (19.40%) Disclosure Scotland
9 13 (19.40%) Presales
10 12 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (17.91%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (17.91%) VMware
10 12 (17.91%) .NET
11 11 (16.42%) C#
11 11 (16.42%) IIS
11 11 (16.42%) Red Hat
11 11 (16.42%) SSL
11 11 (16.42%) NetBackup
11 11 (16.42%) Backup Exec
11 11 (16.42%) Publishing
11 11 (16.42%) Firmware
11 11 (16.42%) Line Management

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 11 (16.42%) IIS
2 2 (2.99%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.99%) JBoss
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (2.99%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.99%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.99%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (5.97%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.99%) Sentinel
3 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.45%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.48%) G Suite
3 3 (4.48%) Office 365
4 1 (1.49%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.49%) PaaS
4 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.90%) DNS
2 13 (19.40%) Firewall
3 11 (16.42%) SSL
4 4 (5.97%) Internet
5 2 (2.99%) Network Security
6 1 (1.49%) DHCP
6 1 (1.49%) FTP
6 1 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.49%) LAN
6 1 (1.49%) SAN
6 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.49%) WAN
6 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) Big Data
2 4 (5.97%) Hadoop
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.49%) GIS
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.48%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.99%) JIRA
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (16.42%) Publishing
2 4 (5.97%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.99%) Back Office
3 2 (2.99%) Finance
3 2 (2.99%) Front Office
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
3 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (16.42%) Technical Specialist
2 10 (14.93%) Consultant
3 9 (13.43%) Support Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) 1st Line Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) 1st Line Support
4 8 (11.94%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) Data Centre Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) Developer
4 8 (11.94%) IT Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) IT Support
4 8 (11.94%) IT Support Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) Architect
6 6 (8.96%) Service Manager
7 5 (7.46%) Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) IT Manager
7 5 (7.46%) IT Operations Manager
7 5 (7.46%) IT Services Manager
7 5 (7.46%) Operations Manager
7 5 (7.46%) Service Operations Manager
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.91%) .NET
2 7 (10.45%) Web Services
3 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (5.97%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.48%) HTML
5 3 (4.48%) WPF
6 2 (2.99%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.99%) COM
6 2 (2.99%) CSS
6 2 (2.99%) WCF
7 1 (1.49%) J2EE
7 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (29.85%) Data Centre
2 11 (16.42%) CMDB
3 9 (13.43%) Computer Science
4 6 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
6 4 (5.97%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.99%) PKI
7 2 (2.99%) Replication
7 2 (2.99%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.49%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.87%) Linux
2 16 (23.88%) Windows
3 6 (8.96%) Unix
3 6 (8.96%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.99%) Android
5 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (23.88%) Service Delivery
2 13 (19.40%) Presales
3 12 (17.91%) Continuous Improvement
4 11 (16.42%) IT Strategy
4 11 (16.42%) Line Management
5 10 (14.93%) ITIL
6 9 (13.43%) Test Automation
7 8 (11.94%) E-Commerce
7 8 (11.94%) Software Engineering
8 7 (10.45%) Incident Management
8 7 (10.45%) Operations Management
8 7 (10.45%) Unit Testing
9 6 (8.96%) Migration
9 6 (8.96%) Service Management
10 5 (7.46%) Capacity Management
10 5 (7.46%) Information Security
10 5 (7.46%) ITSM
10 5 (7.46%) MVC
10 5 (7.46%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.90%) SQL
2 11 (16.42%) C#
3 9 (13.43%) Java
3 9 (13.43%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.99%) C
4 2 (2.99%) Perl
4 2 (2.99%) Python
5 1 (1.49%) C++
5 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 47 (70.15%) Security Cleared
2 28 (41.79%) SC Cleared
3 11 (16.42%) LPIC
4 9 (13.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (13.43%) Degree
5 8 (11.94%) A+ Certification
5 8 (11.94%) GNVQ
5 8 (11.94%) HND
5 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.48%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (2.99%) CISA
7 2 (2.99%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (1.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (1.49%) CCSP
8 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.49%) CISM
8 1 (1.49%) CISSP
8 1 (1.49%) ISEB
8 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.40%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (5.97%) SLA
3 2 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 15 (22.39%) Active Directory
2 12 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (16.42%) Firmware
4 2 (2.99%) Docker
5 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.49%) NFS
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (19.40%) SCCM
2 11 (16.42%) Backup Exec
2 11 (16.42%) NetBackup
2 11 (16.42%) SCOM
3 2 (2.99%) Ansible
3 2 (2.99%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.99%) Puppet
4 1 (1.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.49%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 36 (53.73%) Microsoft
2 13 (19.40%) Citrix
2 13 (19.40%) IBM
3 12 (17.91%) VMware
4 11 (16.42%) Red Hat
5 7 (10.45%) Oracle
6 4 (5.97%) Google
7 3 (4.48%) Apple
7 3 (4.48%) Xamarin
8 2 (2.99%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.99%) Cisco
8 2 (2.99%) Juniper
8 2 (2.99%) Lotus
8 2 (2.99%) McAfee
8 2 (2.99%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.99%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.99%) webMethods
9 1 (1.49%) Nintex
9 1 (1.49%) Remedy