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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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 839 691 771
Rank change year-on-year -148 +80 +234
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 448 297 79
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.28% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.97% 1.28% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 174 116 47
10th Percentile £22,704 £36,625 £27,500
25th Percentile £30,000 £45,000 £30,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,200 £55,000 £57,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.55% -3.51% +26.67%
75th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £57,000
% change year-on-year -13.64% -3.51% +27.33%

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 46,156 23,156 17,155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.70% 21.67% 21.73%
Number of salaries quoted 17,843 13,424 12,887
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £29,686
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £48,900 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.84% +2.95% +5.56%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -165 289 £48,350 -12.09% 74
UK excluding London +6 258 £47,500 -13.64% 63
Work from Home -289 180 £65,000 +18.18% 23
South West +37 80 £60,000 +33.33% 10
North of England -39 69 £35,000 +12.90% 20
South East -65 59 £41,250 -36.54% 19
London -295 59 £70,000 +27.27% 15
North West -34 58 £35,000 +12.90% 16
Scotland -36 32 £50,000 - 3
East of England -70 24 £24,800 -56.87% 4
Midlands -81 14 £47,500 -9.52% 6
East Midlands -31 12 £47,500 -13.64% 3
North East -10 9 £21,000 -58.00% 2
West Midlands -85 2 - - 3
Yorkshire - 2 £24,800 - 2

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 306 (68.30%) Security Cleared
2 264 (58.93%) SC Cleared
3 178 (39.73%) Social Skills
4 156 (34.82%) Agile
5 82 (18.30%) Azure
6 81 (18.08%) JavaScript
6 81 (18.08%) ITIL
7 78 (17.41%) AWS
8 77 (17.19%) Degree
9 75 (16.74%) Analytical Skills
9 75 (16.74%) Public Sector
10 72 (16.07%) Scrum
11 71 (15.85%) Python
12 70 (15.63%) Microsoft
13 68 (15.18%) DevOps
14 65 (14.51%) Windows
14 65 (14.51%) React
15 63 (14.06%) Software Engineering
16 61 (13.62%) Docker
16 61 (13.62%) Cybersecurity
17 60 (13.39%) Git (software)
17 60 (13.39%) Management Information System
18 58 (12.95%) Java
18 58 (12.95%) Line Management
19 57 (12.72%) Test Automation
20 55 (12.28%) Service Delivery
21 53 (11.83%) DV Cleared
22 52 (11.61%) Unit Testing
22 52 (11.61%) CSS
23 51 (11.38%) SQL

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 28 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 24 (5.36%) Confluence
3 8 (1.79%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.34%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.12%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.67%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.22%) Apache
9 1 (0.22%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.22%) Hyperledger
9 1 (0.22%) nginx
9 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.45%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 4 (0.89%) Sage X3
2 3 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.67%) Maximo
3 2 (0.45%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 82 (18.30%) Azure
2 78 (17.41%) AWS
3 23 (5.13%) Azure DevOps
4 20 (4.46%) Microsoft 365
5 19 (4.24%) npm
6 16 (3.57%) Power Platform
7 15 (3.35%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (3.13%) GCP
8 14 (3.13%) PowerApps
9 13 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (2.90%) OneDrive
10 11 (2.46%) Amazon EKS
10 11 (2.46%) Azure AKS
11 10 (2.23%) Power Automate
12 9 (2.01%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 9 (2.01%) Amazon S3
12 9 (2.01%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (1.34%) PaaS
14 5 (1.12%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.03%) DNS
2 22 (4.91%) Firewall
3 18 (4.02%) DHCP
4 12 (2.68%) SSH
5 11 (2.46%) LAN
6 9 (2.01%) HTTP
6 9 (2.01%) Network Security
7 7 (1.56%) Multicast
7 7 (1.56%) Unicast
8 6 (1.34%) WAN
8 6 (1.34%) Wireless
9 5 (1.12%) VPN
10 4 (0.89%) FTP
10 4 (0.89%) SAN
10 4 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.22%) Telepresence
12 1 (0.22%) VLAN
12 1 (0.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.57%) Power BI
3 11 (2.46%) Big Data
4 10 (2.23%) Power Query
4 10 (2.23%) Tableau
5 9 (2.01%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.01%) Redis
6 8 (1.79%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.79%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.79%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.34%) Data Lake
8 5 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.12%) Firebird
8 5 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.12%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.89%) Flink
9 4 (0.89%) Geospatial Data
9 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.89%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 60 (13.39%) Git (software)
2 38 (8.48%) webpack
3 29 (6.47%) JIRA
4 23 (5.13%) NUnit
5 21 (4.69%) JSUnit
6 20 (4.46%) Jenkins
7 18 (4.02%) Rhino Mocks
8 17 (3.79%) Artifactory
8 17 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (3.57%) Selenium
10 14 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 14 (3.13%) Bitbucket
11 13 (2.90%) GitLab
12 9 (2.01%) git-flow
12 9 (2.01%) Mocha
12 9 (2.01%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (2.01%) Sinon.JS
13 8 (1.79%) Babel
14 6 (1.34%) Visual Studio
15 5 (1.12%) Subversion
General
1 178 (39.73%) Social Skills
2 75 (16.74%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (16.74%) Public Sector
3 42 (9.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 35 (7.81%) Telecoms
5 27 (6.03%) Presentation Skills
6 25 (5.58%) Legal
7 21 (4.69%) Finance
8 15 (3.35%) Military
9 12 (2.68%) Manufacturing
9 12 (2.68%) Marketing
10 6 (1.34%) Aerospace
10 6 (1.34%) Influencing Skills
10 6 (1.34%) Organisational Skills
11 5 (1.12%) Avionics
12 4 (0.89%) Games
13 3 (0.67%) Law
13 3 (0.67%) Local Government
13 3 (0.67%) Retail
14 2 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (14.73%) Developer
2 50 (11.16%) Analyst
3 36 (8.04%) IT Support
4 26 (5.80%) Software Engineer
5 25 (5.58%) .NET Developer
6 24 (5.36%) Development Manager
7 23 (5.13%) IT Manager
8 22 (4.91%) Designer
9 20 (4.46%) Architect
9 20 (4.46%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 20 (4.46%) Security Specialist
10 19 (4.24%) RF Engineer
11 18 (4.02%) DevOps Engineer
12 17 (3.79%) Administrator
13 16 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
14 15 (3.35%) Business Development Manager
14 15 (3.35%) Business Manager
14 15 (3.35%) IT Support Specialist
14 15 (3.35%) Support Specialist
15 14 (3.13%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (14.51%) React
2 52 (11.61%) CSS
3 50 (11.16%) HTML
4 34 (7.59%) .NET
5 33 (7.37%) Kafka
6 32 (7.14%) Node.js
7 31 (6.92%) ASP.NET
8 19 (4.24%) Express
8 19 (4.24%) Material Design
8 19 (4.24%) Material-UI
8 19 (4.24%) RESTful
9 18 (4.02%) NHibernate
10 14 (3.13%) jQuery
11 13 (2.90%) AngularJS
12 12 (2.68%) Spring
13 11 (2.46%) Apache Camel
14 10 (2.23%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (2.23%) Plotly
14 10 (2.23%) Shiny
14 10 (2.23%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 60 (13.39%) Management Information System
2 40 (8.93%) User Experience
3 26 (5.80%) Public Cloud
4 22 (4.91%) Data Protection Act
5 21 (4.69%) Video\Live Streaming
6 19 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (3.57%) Clustering
8 14 (3.13%) Data Centre
9 13 (2.90%) CMDB
9 13 (2.90%) Mobile App
10 11 (2.46%) Algorithms
10 11 (2.46%) VHDL
11 10 (2.23%) Analytical Mindset
11 10 (2.23%) Cloud Native
12 9 (2.01%) PKI
13 6 (1.34%) Legacy Systems
14 5 (1.12%) Data Structures
14 5 (1.12%) FPGA
15 4 (0.89%) DataPower
15 4 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 65 (14.51%) Windows
2 49 (10.94%) Linux
3 22 (4.91%) Windows Server
4 20 (4.46%) Windows 10
5 13 (2.90%) Windows Server 2019
6 10 (2.23%) Android
7 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.22%) CentOS
9 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (34.82%) Agile
2 81 (18.08%) ITIL
3 72 (16.07%) Scrum
4 68 (15.18%) DevOps
5 63 (14.06%) Software Engineering
6 61 (13.62%) Cybersecurity
7 58 (12.95%) Line Management
8 57 (12.72%) Test Automation
9 55 (12.28%) Service Delivery
10 52 (11.61%) Unit Testing
11 51 (11.38%) Incident Management
11 51 (11.38%) Use Case
12 46 (10.27%) Full Stack Development
13 45 (10.04%) Project Delivery
14 44 (9.82%) Mathematics
15 43 (9.60%) CI/CD
16 40 (8.93%) Front End Development
17 38 (8.48%) Mentoring
17 38 (8.48%) Problem-Solving
17 38 (8.48%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 81 (18.08%) JavaScript
2 71 (15.85%) Python
3 58 (12.95%) Java
4 51 (11.38%) SQL
5 41 (9.15%) C#
6 38 (8.48%) Ruby
7 32 (7.14%) Scala
8 19 (4.24%) C
9 15 (3.35%) TypeScript
10 11 (2.46%) C++
10 11 (2.46%) MATLAB
11 10 (2.23%) R
12 7 (1.56%) VBA
13 6 (1.34%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.34%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.12%) Delphi
15 4 (0.89%) ActionScript
15 4 (0.89%) ActionScript 2.0
16 1 (0.22%) Go
16 1 (0.22%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 306 (68.30%) Security Cleared
2 264 (58.93%) SC Cleared
3 77 (17.19%) Degree
4 53 (11.83%) DV Cleared
5 14 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (2.68%) MCSE
8 10 (2.23%) PCI QSA
9 9 (2.01%) CEH
9 9 (2.01%) CTC Cleared
10 7 (1.56%) CISSP
10 7 (1.56%) ISTQB
11 5 (1.12%) HNC
11 5 (1.12%) HND
12 4 (0.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 4 (0.89%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.89%) CCSP
12 4 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.89%) CISMP
12 4 (0.89%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (10.04%) SLA
2 21 (4.69%) Accessibility
2 21 (4.69%) GDPR
3 15 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 15 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (2.90%) PCI DSS
5 11 (2.46%) TickIT
6 10 (2.23%) QA
7 9 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 9 (2.01%) NCSC
7 9 (2.01%) RMADS
8 7 (1.56%) Data Quality
9 6 (1.34%) PMO
10 4 (0.89%) COBIT
11 2 (0.45%) NIST
11 2 (0.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 61 (13.62%) Docker
2 30 (6.70%) Active Directory
3 18 (4.02%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.35%) LXC
5 7 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.67%) KVM
8 1 (0.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 38 (8.48%) Kubernetes
2 26 (5.80%) Terraform
3 14 (3.13%) Puppet
4 12 (2.68%) Failover Clustering
5 9 (2.01%) Grafana
5 9 (2.01%) Kibana
5 9 (2.01%) Nexpose
6 7 (1.56%) Ansible
6 7 (1.56%) Consul
6 7 (1.56%) Istio
7 5 (1.12%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.45%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.22%) logstash
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.22%) Podman
9 1 (0.22%) SCCM
9 1 (0.22%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 70 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 36 (8.04%) Mercator
3 31 (6.92%) ServiceNow
4 18 (4.02%) Atlassian
5 16 (3.57%) Google
6 12 (2.68%) EMC
7 11 (2.46%) IBM
8 9 (2.01%) Centrify
8 9 (2.01%) Palo Alto
8 9 (2.01%) Splunk
9 8 (1.79%) IBM Sterling
9 8 (1.79%) Oracle
9 8 (1.79%) VMware
10 5 (1.12%) NCR
10 5 (1.12%) Progress
11 4 (0.89%) Cognos
11 4 (0.89%) Dell
11 4 (0.89%) ForgeRock
11 4 (0.89%) Sage
12 3 (0.67%) ESRI