Period
to 7 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 7 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
7 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 442 274 282
Rank change year-on-year -168 +8 -
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 110 34 7
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.38% 0.39% 0.092%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.93% 2.51% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 61 34 7
10th Percentile £42,500 £28,000 "
25th Percentile £45,000 £29,625 £32,374
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £33,158
Median % change year-on-year - +65.87% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £49,471
90th Percentile £82,500 £69,850 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £48,750 £33,158
% change year-on-year +12.82% +47.02% -12.44%

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 WFH option and a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5,710 1,353 1,307
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 19.57% 15.52% 17.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3,817 1,152 1,095
10th Percentile £34,567 £31,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -2.65%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £82,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

BPSS Clearance
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing BPSS Clearance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

BPSS Clearance trend for jobs with a WFH option

BPSS Clearance
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing BPSS Clearance.

BPSS Clearance salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

BPSS Clearance
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing BPSS Clearance over the 6 months to 7 December 2021.

BPSS Clearance salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 7 December 2021, BPSS Clearance job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 87 (79.09%) Social Skills
2 75 (68.18%) Public Sector
2 75 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (63.64%) Scrum
4 68 (61.82%) Mercator
5 45 (40.91%) User Stories
6 42 (38.18%) Project Management
7 38 (34.55%) Problem-Solving
8 36 (32.73%) Accessibility
9 32 (29.09%) User Experience
10 31 (28.18%) Service Delivery
11 30 (27.27%) Line Management
11 30 (27.27%) Mentoring
11 30 (27.27%) User Research
12 29 (26.36%) Actionable Insight
13 28 (25.45%) Coaching
13 28 (25.45%) Agile Project Management
14 26 (23.64%) Scala
14 26 (23.64%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
15 25 (22.73%) Security Cleared
16 24 (21.82%) Microsoft
17 23 (20.91%) Front End Development
18 22 (20.00%) Open Source
18 22 (20.00%) TDD
19 21 (19.09%) Java
19 21 (19.09%) Test Automation
20 20 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
20 20 (18.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
21 19 (17.27%) Service Design
21 19 (17.27%) Collaborative Working

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 5 (4.55%) Confluence
2 2 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.91%) Apache
3 1 (0.91%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (10.91%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (4.55%) Oracle Smart View
3 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (15.45%) Oracle Applications
1 17 (15.45%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (2.73%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.82%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (1.82%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.82%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.82%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.82%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.45%) SaaS
2 15 (13.64%) Azure
3 10 (9.09%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (1.82%) AWS
4 2 (1.82%) Azure Storage
4 2 (1.82%) npm
4 2 (1.82%) Serverless
5 1 (0.91%) Azure App Service
5 1 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.91%) Azure Event Grid
5 1 (0.91%) Azure Functions
5 1 (0.91%) Azure Service Bus
5 1 (0.91%) Azure Synapse Analytics
5 1 (0.91%) GCP
5 1 (0.91%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.09%) DHCP
1 10 (9.09%) DNS
1 10 (9.09%) Firewall
1 10 (9.09%) VLAN
1 10 (9.09%) VPN
1 10 (9.09%) Wireless
2 2 (1.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.55%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.64%) Metadata
4 3 (2.73%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (2.73%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (2.73%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.91%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.91%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.91%) Big Data
5 1 (0.91%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.91%) Looker
5 1 (0.91%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.91%) Power BI
5 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.91%) SAS EBI
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.91%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 18 (16.36%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.36%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.36%) JUnit
3 5 (4.55%) JIRA
4 4 (3.64%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.64%) RSpec
4 4 (3.64%) Selenium
4 4 (3.64%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.82%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.82%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.82%) Maven
5 2 (1.82%) Mocha
5 2 (1.82%) Mockito
5 2 (1.82%) webpack
6 1 (0.91%) GitLab
6 1 (0.91%) Subversion
General
1 87 (79.09%) Social Skills
2 75 (68.18%) Public Sector
3 20 (18.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 14 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (10.91%) Documentation Skills
6 7 (6.36%) Finance
7 4 (3.64%) Games
8 2 (1.82%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.91%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.91%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (17.27%) Developer
2 16 (14.55%) Agile Developer
2 16 (14.55%) Scala Developer
3 15 (13.64%) Product Manager
4 14 (12.73%) Delivery Manager
5 13 (11.82%) Scrum Master
6 12 (10.91%) Oracle Project Manager
6 12 (10.91%) Project Manager
6 12 (10.91%) Senior Manager
6 12 (10.91%) Senior Project Manager
7 11 (10.00%) User Researcher
8 10 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 10 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 10 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 10 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
8 10 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 10 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.27%) HTML
1 19 (17.27%) RESTful
2 18 (16.36%) REST
3 17 (15.45%) Play Framework
4 5 (4.55%) JSON
5 3 (2.73%) CSS
5 3 (2.73%) XML
6 2 (1.82%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.82%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.82%) Jest
6 2 (1.82%) Node.js
6 2 (1.82%) PySpark
6 2 (1.82%) React
6 2 (1.82%) Spring Boot
6 2 (1.82%) Vue.js
6 2 (1.82%) WireMock
7 1 (0.91%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.91%) Ajax
7 1 (0.91%) Shiny
7 1 (0.91%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 32 (29.09%) User Experience
2 11 (10.00%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.73%) Replication
4 2 (1.82%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.09%) Windows
1 10 (9.09%) Windows Server
1 10 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
1 10 (9.09%) Windows Server 2016
1 10 (9.09%) Windows Server 2019
2 3 (2.73%) Unix
3 2 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (63.64%) Scrum
3 45 (40.91%) User Stories
4 42 (38.18%) Project Management
5 38 (34.55%) Problem-Solving
6 31 (28.18%) Service Delivery
7 30 (27.27%) Line Management
7 30 (27.27%) Mentoring
7 30 (27.27%) User Research
8 29 (26.36%) Actionable Insight
9 28 (25.45%) Agile Project Management
9 28 (25.45%) Coaching
10 26 (23.64%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 23 (20.91%) Front End Development
12 22 (20.00%) Open Source
12 22 (20.00%) TDD
13 21 (19.09%) Test Automation
14 20 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
15 19 (17.27%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (17.27%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.64%) Scala
2 21 (19.09%) Java
3 6 (5.45%) Python
4 4 (3.64%) SQL
5 3 (2.73%) C#
5 3 (2.73%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.82%) C++
6 2 (1.82%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.82%) Kotlin
6 2 (1.82%) R
7 1 (0.91%) C
7 1 (0.91%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.45%) Oracle Certification
3 10 (9.09%) DBS Check
4 6 (5.45%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.82%) Degree
6 1 (0.91%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.91%) CISSP
6 1 (0.91%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (32.73%) Accessibility
2 6 (5.45%) WCAG
3 5 (4.55%) GDPR
3 5 (4.55%) QA
4 2 (1.82%) COBIT
4 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.91%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.91%) NCSC
System Software
1 10 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 10 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.82%) Kibana
2 2 (1.82%) logstash
2 2 (1.82%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 68 (61.82%) Mercator
2 24 (21.82%) Microsoft
3 17 (15.45%) Oracle
4 10 (9.09%) VMware
5 3 (2.73%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.82%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.91%) Databricks
7 1 (0.91%) Google
7 1 (0.91%) Informatica
7 1 (0.91%) Talend