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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 25 May 2022 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
25 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 666 367 307
Rank change year-on-year -299 -60 +40
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 171 203 2
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.24% 0.64% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.15% 3.60% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89 64 2
10th Percentile £44,750 £42,375 £58,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £59,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% -12.00% -3.85%
75th Percentile £90,000 £67,500 £64,375
90th Percentile £113,750 £90,000 £64,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £57,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% -3.51% +14.00%

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 14,912 5,632 1,487
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 20.70% 17.78% 16.12%
Number of salaries quoted 7,794 4,130 1,164
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,100 £31,400
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,313 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -8.33%
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 25 May 2022.

BPSS Clearance salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, BPSS Clearance job roles required the following 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.

1 109 (63.74%) Agile
2 78 (45.61%) Security Cleared
2 78 (45.61%) Social Skills
3 70 (40.94%) SC Cleared
4 57 (33.33%) Public Sector
5 51 (29.82%) Azure
6 44 (25.73%) JavaScript
7 43 (25.15%) React
8 40 (23.39%) DevOps
9 38 (22.22%) SQL
10 37 (21.64%) Scrum
11 36 (21.05%) Microsoft
12 33 (19.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 32 (18.71%) Cybersecurity
14 31 (18.13%) Git (software)
15 30 (17.54%) Security Architecture
16 28 (16.37%) AWS
16 28 (16.37%) Mercator
16 28 (16.37%) SQL Server
16 28 (16.37%) Front End Development
17 27 (15.79%) C#
18 26 (15.20%) .NET
18 26 (15.20%) Management Information System
19 25 (14.62%) ASP.NET
19 25 (14.62%) Test Automation
19 25 (14.62%) User Experience
20 24 (14.04%) Business Intelligence
21 23 (13.45%) Service Delivery
21 23 (13.45%) Risk Management
21 23 (13.45%) Legal

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 21 (12.28%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.51%) ArcGIS
2 6 (3.51%) Confluence
3 2 (1.17%) Apache
3 2 (1.17%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.58%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.58%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.58%) Hyperledger
4 1 (0.58%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (8.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.17%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 6 (3.51%) Dynamics NAV
1 6 (3.51%) Maximo
2 2 (1.17%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.58%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 51 (29.82%) Azure
2 28 (16.37%) AWS
3 18 (10.53%) Power Platform
4 17 (9.94%) npm
5 14 (8.19%) PowerApps
6 11 (6.43%) Amazon S3
7 10 (5.85%) Power Automate
8 9 (5.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 9 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.75%) Microsoft 365
9 3 (1.75%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.75%) Serverless
10 2 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.17%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.17%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.58%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (0.58%) GCP
11 1 (0.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.09%) Multicast
1 7 (4.09%) Unicast
2 6 (3.51%) DNS
3 5 (2.92%) Firewall
3 5 (2.92%) Network Security
4 2 (1.17%) AMQP
4 2 (1.17%) HTTP
4 2 (1.17%) Skype
4 2 (1.17%) VPN
5 1 (0.58%) DHCP
5 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.58%) VLAN
5 1 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.37%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.36%) Power BI
3 12 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (6.43%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (6.43%) Big Data
5 10 (5.85%) Power Query
5 10 (5.85%) Tableau
6 9 (5.26%) Redis
7 7 (4.09%) Data Lake
8 5 (2.92%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.34%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.17%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.58%) Impala
11 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (18.13%) Git (software)
2 18 (10.53%) NUnit
2 18 (10.53%) Rhino Mocks
3 17 (9.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (9.94%) webpack
4 15 (8.77%) Jenkins
5 14 (8.19%) Selenium
6 11 (6.43%) GitLab
7 9 (5.26%) Artifactory
7 9 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (5.26%) Bitbucket
7 9 (5.26%) git-flow
7 9 (5.26%) Mocha
7 9 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (5.26%) Sinon.JS
8 8 (4.68%) Babel
8 8 (4.68%) Visual Studio
9 6 (3.51%) JIRA
10 4 (2.34%) JUnit
11 3 (1.75%) Cucumber
General
1 78 (45.61%) Social Skills
2 57 (33.33%) Public Sector
3 33 (19.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 23 (13.45%) Legal
5 18 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (7.02%) Manufacturing
6 12 (7.02%) Presentation Skills
7 8 (4.68%) Military
8 7 (4.09%) Finance
9 5 (2.92%) Avionics
10 3 (1.75%) Games
11 2 (1.17%) Marketing
11 2 (1.17%) Publishing
11 2 (1.17%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.58%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 55 (32.16%) Developer
2 25 (14.62%) .NET Developer
3 22 (12.87%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 22 (12.87%) Security Specialist
4 16 (9.36%) JavaScript Developer
5 15 (8.77%) Designer
6 12 (7.02%) React Developer
7 11 (6.43%) PCI DSS Specialist
7 11 (6.43%) Software Engineer
8 10 (5.85%) Dashboard Developer
8 10 (5.85%) Development Manager
9 9 (5.26%) Java Engineer
9 9 (5.26%) Java Software Engineer
9 9 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
9 9 (5.26%) Senior Developer
9 9 (5.26%) Test Engineer
10 8 (4.68%) Application Development Manager
10 8 (4.68%) Applications Development Manager
10 8 (4.68%) Applications Manager
10 8 (4.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (25.15%) React
2 26 (15.20%) .NET
3 25 (14.62%) ASP.NET
4 18 (10.53%) NHibernate
5 17 (9.94%) CSS
6 12 (7.02%) RESTful
6 12 (7.02%) Spring
6 12 (7.02%) Spring Boot
7 10 (5.85%) HTML
7 10 (5.85%) Kafka
7 10 (5.85%) Node.js
7 10 (5.85%) Shiny
8 9 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (5.26%) Fluent NHibernate
8 9 (5.26%) jQuery
8 9 (5.26%) Vue.js
8 9 (5.26%) Vuex
8 9 (5.26%) WCF
8 9 (5.26%) WPF
9 8 (4.68%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.20%) Management Information System
2 25 (14.62%) User Experience
3 22 (12.87%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (3.51%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.51%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.75%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.17%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.17%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.17%) FPGA
7 2 (1.17%) VHDL
8 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.58%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.19%) Windows
2 9 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (0.58%) Unix
3 1 (0.58%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (63.74%) Agile
2 40 (23.39%) DevOps
3 37 (21.64%) Scrum
4 32 (18.71%) Cybersecurity
5 30 (17.54%) Security Architecture
6 28 (16.37%) Front End Development
7 25 (14.62%) Test Automation
8 24 (14.04%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (13.45%) Data Protection
9 23 (13.45%) Risk Management
9 23 (13.45%) Service Delivery
10 22 (12.87%) Information Assurance
10 22 (12.87%) Information Security
10 22 (12.87%) Microservices
10 22 (12.87%) Minimum Viable Product
10 22 (12.87%) Project Management
11 20 (11.70%) SDLC
12 19 (11.11%) Line Management
12 19 (11.11%) Unit Testing
12 19 (11.11%) User Research
Programming Languages
1 44 (25.73%) JavaScript
2 38 (22.22%) SQL
3 27 (15.79%) C#
4 17 (9.94%) Java
5 16 (9.36%) Python
6 15 (8.77%) TypeScript
7 10 (5.85%) R
8 7 (4.09%) C
8 7 (4.09%) VBA
9 6 (3.51%) Scala
10 1 (0.58%) Go
10 1 (0.58%) HiveQL
10 1 (0.58%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 78 (45.61%) Security Cleared
2 70 (40.94%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.19%) Degree
4 11 (6.43%) PCI QSA
5 9 (5.26%) CTC Cleared
6 8 (4.68%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.75%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.58%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.58%) CISA
9 1 (0.58%) CISM
9 1 (0.58%) CISSP
9 1 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.58%) ISEB
9 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.87%) GDPR
2 13 (7.60%) Accessibility
3 11 (6.43%) PCI DSS
4 7 (4.09%) Data Quality
5 5 (2.92%) COBIT
5 5 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (2.92%) PMO
6 4 (2.34%) QA
7 3 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (1.75%) WCAG
8 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (11.70%) Docker
2 8 (4.68%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.58%) Firmware
3 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (7.02%) Kubernetes
2 9 (5.26%) Grafana
2 9 (5.26%) Kibana
3 1 (0.58%) Ansible
3 1 (0.58%) logstash
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.58%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.58%) SCCM
3 1 (0.58%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 36 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 28 (16.37%) Mercator
3 6 (3.51%) ESRI
3 6 (3.51%) IBM
3 6 (3.51%) ServiceNow
4 5 (2.92%) NCR
5 3 (1.75%) Databricks
5 3 (1.75%) VMware
6 2 (1.17%) Siemens
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco
7 1 (0.58%) Informatica
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle