Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1135 1033 964
Rank change year-on-year -102 -69 +244
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 59 165 350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.089% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.34% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 42 88 191
UK median annual salary £41,500 £44,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.68% +17.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £18,500 £29,550 £25,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £44,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +25.71% -6.67%

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 42687 48295 59156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.76% 26.03% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 32802 38575 47457
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 14 December 2017.

Salary histogram for BPSS Clearance in the UK

BPSS Clearance
Top 10 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 14 December 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 -92 45 £40,500 -10.00% 9
UK excluding London -83 41 £40,000 -9.09% 9
London +2 17 £50,500 +30.32% 2
South West +1 14 £20,000 -49.37%
Scotland -5 8 - -
Wales +14 6 £50,198 +52.12% 2
South East -5 6 £41,750 -24.09% 2
Midlands -18 5 £40,000 -33.33% 1
West Midlands -20 5 £40,000 -33.33%
East of England +15 2 £57,500 -

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 35 (59.32%) Security Cleared
2 31 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (47.46%) SC Cleared
4 21 (35.59%) Test Automation
5 20 (33.90%) Microsoft
6 17 (28.81%) ITIL
6 17 (28.81%) TDD
7 15 (25.42%) Scrum
7 15 (25.42%) HTML
8 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
8 14 (23.73%) Microsoft Office
8 14 (23.73%) CSS
8 14 (23.73%) BDD
8 14 (23.73%) Front End Development
9 13 (22.03%) HTML5
9 13 (22.03%) Open Source
9 13 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (20.34%) jQuery
10 12 (20.34%) Domain-Driven Design
10 12 (20.34%) Node.js
10 12 (20.34%) CSS3
10 12 (20.34%) Modernizr
10 12 (20.34%) Web Application Development
10 12 (20.34%) Sass
10 12 (20.34%) AngularJS
10 12 (20.34%) Coaching
10 12 (20.34%) Service Design
10 12 (20.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (16.95%) Java
11 10 (16.95%) Data Centre

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 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
1 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) CMS
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (23.73%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Sentinel
2 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.69%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) Network Security
2 4 (6.78%) Firewall
3 2 (3.39%) BGP
3 2 (3.39%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.39%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (3.39%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (3.39%) DHCP
3 2 (3.39%) DNS
3 2 (3.39%) EIGRP
3 2 (3.39%) OSPF
3 2 (3.39%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (3.39%) WAN
4 1 (1.69%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.69%) GIS
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.69%) Power BI
3 1 (1.69%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.69%) JIRA
4 1 (1.69%) Toad
General
1 9 (15.25%) Advertising
2 4 (6.78%) Finance
3 2 (3.39%) Back Office
3 2 (3.39%) Front Office
3 2 (3.39%) Local Government
3 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Developer
2 12 (20.34%) Analyst
2 12 (20.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (13.56%) 1st Line Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) 1st Line Support
3 8 (13.56%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) Data Centre Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) IT Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) IT Support
3 8 (13.56%) IT Support Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) Senior Developer
3 8 (13.56%) Support Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Service Manager
6 5 (8.47%) IT Manager
6 5 (8.47%) IT Operations Manager
6 5 (8.47%) IT Services Manager
6 5 (8.47%) Operations Manager
6 5 (8.47%) Service Operations Manager
7 4 (6.78%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.42%) HTML
2 14 (23.73%) CSS
3 13 (22.03%) HTML5
4 12 (20.34%) AngularJS
4 12 (20.34%) CSS3
4 12 (20.34%) jQuery
4 12 (20.34%) Modernizr
4 12 (20.34%) Node.js
4 12 (20.34%) Sass
4 12 (20.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 9 (15.25%) .NET
6 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET
6 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (10.17%) React
7 5 (8.47%) .NET Framework
8 4 (6.78%) Web Services
8 4 (6.78%) WPF
9 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (3.39%) WCF
9 2 (3.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.56%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.17%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Linux
2 3 (5.08%) Windows 10
2 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
2 3 (5.08%) Windows 8
2 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.59%) Test Automation
3 17 (28.81%) ITIL
3 17 (28.81%) TDD
4 15 (25.42%) Scrum
5 14 (23.73%) BDD
5 14 (23.73%) Front End Development
6 13 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (22.03%) Open Source
7 12 (20.34%) Coaching
7 12 (20.34%) Domain-Driven Design
7 12 (20.34%) Service Design
7 12 (20.34%) Web Application Development
8 7 (11.86%) Incident Management
8 7 (11.86%) Web Development
9 6 (10.17%) E-Commerce
9 6 (10.17%) MVC
9 6 (10.17%) Service Delivery
10 5 (8.47%) Operations Management
10 5 (8.47%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
2 10 (16.95%) Java
3 9 (15.25%) C#
3 9 (15.25%) PHP
4 5 (8.47%) SQL
5 3 (5.08%) Python
6 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (59.32%) Security Cleared
2 28 (47.46%) SC Cleared
3 8 (13.56%) A+ Certification
3 8 (13.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (13.56%) Degree
3 8 (13.56%) GNVQ
3 8 (13.56%) HND
3 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.08%) CCENT
4 3 (5.08%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (8.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) SCCM
1 2 (3.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (33.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.78%) Xamarin
3 2 (3.39%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.39%) Cisco
3 2 (3.39%) HP
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle
3 2 (3.39%) VMware
4 1 (1.69%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.69%) Google
4 1 (1.69%) Remedy