Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 632 918 997
Rank change year-on-year +286 +79 +137
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 124 97 126
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.077% 0.083%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.99% 0.35% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 95 83 75
Median annual salary £55,000 £34,000 £52,095
Median salary % change year-on-year +61.76% -34.73% +24.04%
10th Percentile £28,400 £29,750 £26,992
90th Percentile £69,800 £85,500 £84,672
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £33,158 £52,095
% change year-on-year +50.79% -36.35% +30.24%

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 12,497 27,712 36,532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.19% 21.97% 24.17%
Number of salaries quoted 9,172 20,879 27,097
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%

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 17 January 2021.

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 17 January 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 +300 115 £55,000 +65.87% 61
UK excluding London +208 72 £50,000 +50.79% 49
London +240 49 £67,500 +50.84% 21
Work from Home -28 36 £55,000 +65.87% 12
South East +182 31 £65,000 +8.33% 16
North of England +104 15 £31,000 -57.13% 8
North West +100 15 £31,000 -57.13% 2
South West +40 10 £48,750 +47.02% 9
Midlands +86 7 £65,250 +0.38% 7
West Midlands +74 4 £60,500 -6.92% 5
Wales - 4 £50,000 - 5
East Midlands +63 3 £70,000 +169.23% 2
East of England - 3 £25,000 -
Scotland +48 2 - - 3

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 73 (58.87%) Security Cleared
2 55 (44.35%) Azure
3 54 (43.55%) SC Cleared
4 45 (36.29%) AWS
5 43 (34.68%) SQL
6 42 (33.87%) Oracle
7 39 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (29.84%) Software Engineering
9 35 (28.23%) Power Platform
9 35 (28.23%) Requirements Gathering
10 34 (27.42%) Microsoft
11 33 (26.61%) Scrum
12 32 (25.81%) Active Directory
12 32 (25.81%) Java
12 32 (25.81%) Power BI
13 31 (25.00%) Mentoring
13 31 (25.00%) PL/SQL
14 30 (24.19%) Python
14 30 (24.19%) SaaS
15 29 (23.39%) JavaScript
15 29 (23.39%) ETL
16 28 (22.58%) Windows
16 28 (22.58%) Process Improvement
16 28 (22.58%) Analytics
16 28 (22.58%) Coaching
17 27 (21.77%) HDFS
17 27 (21.77%) Impala
17 27 (21.77%) HiveQL
17 27 (21.77%) Software Delivery
17 27 (21.77%) Big Data

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 27 (21.77%) SAS
2 10 (8.06%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.42%) Confluence
4 3 (2.42%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.42%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.61%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.61%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.81%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (5.65%) Adobe Premiere
2 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (12.10%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (3.23%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.23%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (3.23%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (1.61%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 55 (44.35%) Azure
2 45 (36.29%) AWS
3 35 (28.23%) Power Platform
4 30 (24.19%) SaaS
5 22 (17.74%) PaaS
6 20 (16.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 18 (14.52%) IaaS
8 12 (9.68%) Office 365
9 3 (2.42%) OneDrive
9 3 (2.42%) Serverless
10 2 (1.61%) Boomi
11 1 (0.81%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.81%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.81%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.81%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.52%) DNS
2 14 (11.29%) SAN
3 10 (8.06%) Software-Defined Radio
4 9 (7.26%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (6.45%) DHCP
6 6 (4.84%) Firewall
6 6 (4.84%) Unified Communications
7 5 (4.03%) Network Security
8 4 (3.23%) VPN
9 3 (2.42%) Internet
9 3 (2.42%) Skype
10 2 (1.61%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.61%) Wireless
11 1 (0.81%) Intranet
11 1 (0.81%) SSL
11 1 (0.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (25.81%) Power BI
2 27 (21.77%) Apache Hive
2 27 (21.77%) Big Data
2 27 (21.77%) BusinessObjects
2 27 (21.77%) Hadoop
2 27 (21.77%) Impala
2 27 (21.77%) Oracle Database
2 27 (21.77%) Pentaho
3 21 (16.94%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 4 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Smart View
6 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.42%) CircleCI
1 3 (2.42%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.42%) JIRA
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.81%) Selenium
General
1 10 (8.06%) Finance
1 10 (8.06%) Military
2 5 (4.03%) Back Office
2 5 (4.03%) Public Sector
2 5 (4.03%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.61%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.61%) General Ledger
3 2 (1.61%) Local Government
3 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.61%) Police
4 1 (0.81%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (21.77%) Data Engineer
2 19 (15.32%) Consultant
3 16 (12.90%) Analyst
4 13 (10.48%) Cloud Consultant
4 13 (10.48%) Oracle Consultant
5 12 (9.68%) Software Engineer
6 11 (8.87%) Functional Consultant
6 11 (8.87%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 11 (8.87%) Technical Leader
7 9 (7.26%) Azure Infrastructure Lead
7 9 (7.26%) Senior Consultant
7 9 (7.26%) Senior Functional Consultant
7 9 (7.26%) Senior Oracle Consultant
7 9 (7.26%) Senior Oracle Functional Consultant
8 8 (6.45%) Architect
9 6 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.84%) Compliance Manager
9 6 (4.84%) Governance Manager
9 6 (4.84%) Support Analyst
10 5 (4.03%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.03%) Web Services
2 4 (3.23%) Middleware
3 2 (1.61%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.61%) XML
3 2 (1.61%) XSLT
4 1 (0.81%) .NET
4 1 (0.81%) Django
4 1 (0.81%) HTML
4 1 (0.81%) HTML5
4 1 (0.81%) JDBC
4 1 (0.81%) LDAP
4 1 (0.81%) ODBC
4 1 (0.81%) REST
4 1 (0.81%) SAML
4 1 (0.81%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.97%) Data Centre
2 19 (15.32%) Public Cloud
3 12 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (9.68%) Management Information System
4 10 (8.06%) Verilog
4 10 (8.06%) VHDL
5 7 (5.65%) Private Cloud
6 5 (4.03%) Client/Server
6 5 (4.03%) Driving Licence
6 5 (4.03%) Replication
7 3 (2.42%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.61%) Cybercrime
8 2 (1.61%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.61%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.81%) Blog
9 1 (0.81%) CMDB
9 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (22.58%) Windows
2 27 (21.77%) Unix
3 18 (14.52%) Windows Server
4 16 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (12.90%) Windows Server 2016
4 16 (12.90%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (29.84%) Software Engineering
3 35 (28.23%) Requirements Gathering
4 33 (26.61%) Scrum
5 31 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 29 (23.39%) ETL
7 28 (22.58%) Analytics
7 28 (22.58%) Coaching
7 28 (22.58%) Process Improvement
8 27 (21.77%) Data Analytics
8 27 (21.77%) Software Delivery
9 17 (13.71%) DevOps
9 17 (13.71%) ITIL
10 15 (12.10%) ERP
11 11 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (8.87%) Change Management
11 11 (8.87%) Risk Management
11 11 (8.87%) Service Delivery
12 10 (8.06%) Biometrics
12 10 (8.06%) Digital Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 43 (34.68%) SQL
2 32 (25.81%) Java
3 31 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 30 (24.19%) Python
5 29 (23.39%) JavaScript
6 27 (21.77%) HiveQL
6 27 (21.77%) Shell Script
7 14 (11.29%) PowerShell
8 13 (10.48%) C
9 10 (8.06%) C++
10 1 (0.81%) C#
Qualifications
1 73 (58.87%) Security Cleared
2 54 (43.55%) SC Cleared
3 15 (12.10%) Oracle Certification
4 7 (5.65%) CIPD
4 7 (5.65%) Degree
5 4 (3.23%) DBS Check
5 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.42%) CCNA
6 3 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.42%) MCSE
7 2 (1.61%) MCP
8 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.81%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.65%) GDPR
1 7 (5.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.42%) PMO
3 3 (2.42%) SLA
4 1 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 32 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 27 (21.77%) HDFS
3 21 (16.94%) Hyper-V
4 18 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.61%) NFS
6 1 (0.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (19.35%) SCCM
2 22 (17.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (12.90%) SCVMM
4 6 (4.84%) WSUS
5 2 (1.61%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 42 (33.87%) Oracle
2 34 (27.42%) Microsoft
3 27 (21.77%) Cloudera
3 27 (21.77%) Informatica
3 27 (21.77%) Talend
4 20 (16.13%) VMware
5 14 (11.29%) Veeam
6 10 (8.06%) Cisco
6 10 (8.06%) ServiceNow
7 8 (6.45%) SolarWinds
8 5 (4.03%) Intel
9 3 (2.42%) Cognos
9 3 (2.42%) Dell
9 3 (2.42%) Dell Compellent
9 3 (2.42%) Juniper
9 3 (2.42%) Sophos
10 2 (1.61%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.61%) JD Edwards
10 2 (1.61%) MuleSoft
10 2 (1.61%) PeopleSoft