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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for DBS Check qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK > England
6 months to
19 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 469 572 690
Rank change year-on-year +103 +118 +90
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 944 301 207
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.70% 0.38% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.89% 1.82% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 376 84 151
10th Percentile £25,750 £21,650 £21,000
25th Percentile £30,000 £25,000 £27,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.75% - +11.66%
75th Percentile £52,125 £50,881 £48,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £57,500 £60,550
UK median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +11.66%

DBS Check 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 advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 32,699 16,535 18,840
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.10% 20.63% 21.56%
Number of salaries quoted 14,952 11,194 14,206
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £28,946
25th Percentile £41,000 £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 £73,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

DBS Check
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing DBS Check as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for DBS Check in England

DBS Check
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DBS Check in England.

Salary trend for DBS Check in England

DBS Check
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing DBS Check in England over the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

Salary histogram for DBS Check in England

DBS Check
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBS Check within the England region over the 6 months to 19 May 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
North of England +40 274 £47,500 +5.56% 54
South East +29 168 £45,000 +0.23% 106
East of England +40 166 £39,759 -17.17% 30
London -141 159 £45,000 -7.22% 59
Yorkshire +30 145 £56,773 +127.09% 18
Midlands +27 134 £30,500 -2.58% 49
North West 0 117 £44,000 -2.22% 18
West Midlands +8 77 £26,151 +18.87% 28
East Midlands 0 54 £34,842 -4.88% 21
South West -32 37 £28,270 +13.08% 26
North East -11 12 - - 18
DBS Check
UK

For the 6 months to 19 May 2022, IT jobs citing DBS Check 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 across the England region with a requirement for DBS Check.

1 383 (40.57%) Social Skills
2 339 (35.91%) Public Sector
3 322 (34.11%) Microsoft
4 319 (33.79%) Service Design
5 316 (33.47%) NEC
5 316 (33.47%) Northgate
6 211 (22.35%) Finance
7 185 (19.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 181 (19.17%) Windows
9 180 (19.07%) SQL
10 178 (18.86%) Agile
11 170 (18.01%) Coaching
12 160 (16.95%) Problem-Solving
13 153 (16.21%) Degree
14 152 (16.10%) Mentoring
15 150 (15.89%) NHS
16 143 (15.15%) Microsoft Excel
17 141 (14.94%) Self-Motivation
18 138 (14.62%) ITIL
19 130 (13.77%) Service Management
20 123 (13.03%) Security Cleared
20 123 (13.03%) DevOps
21 119 (12.61%) Local Government
22 117 (12.39%) Azure
23 112 (11.86%) SQL Server
24 103 (10.91%) .NET
24 103 (10.91%) C#
25 99 (10.49%) JavaScript
26 98 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
27 96 (10.17%) Analytics

DBS Check
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 68 (7.20%) IIS
2 27 (2.86%) Apache
2 27 (2.86%) Tomcat
3 23 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.06%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.74%) CMS
6 5 (0.53%) JBoss
6 5 (0.53%) Jetty
6 5 (0.53%) Kinematics
6 5 (0.53%) nginx
7 3 (0.32%) CICS
8 1 (0.11%) Confluence
8 1 (0.11%) SAS
8 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 143 (15.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (8.90%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (2.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.95%) Maple
6 5 (0.53%) 3ds Max
6 5 (0.53%) Blender
6 5 (0.53%) CATIA
6 5 (0.53%) Fusion 360
6 5 (0.53%) Maya
6 5 (0.53%) SOLIDWORKS
6 5 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.42%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.11%) InDesign
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Kondor
2 1 (0.11%) Magento
2 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 117 (12.39%) Azure
2 87 (9.22%) Microsoft 365
3 71 (7.52%) Google Workspace
4 35 (3.71%) AWS
5 34 (3.60%) PaaS
6 25 (2.65%) Power Platform
7 12 (1.27%) Amazon ECS
8 11 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (1.17%) Amazon S3
8 11 (1.17%) SaaS
9 7 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
9 7 (0.74%) Amazon SageMaker
9 7 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.74%) dbt
9 7 (0.74%) GCP
9 7 (0.74%) Snowflake
10 5 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.53%) AWS Fargate
10 5 (0.53%) Power Automate
10 5 (0.53%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 46 (4.87%) VoIP
2 22 (2.33%) DMZ
3 20 (2.12%) Wireless
4 18 (1.91%) LAN
5 16 (1.69%) Firewall
5 16 (1.69%) WAN
6 13 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (1.27%) TCP/IP
8 11 (1.17%) DHCP
9 10 (1.06%) VPN
10 9 (0.95%) DNS
10 9 (0.95%) VLAN
10 9 (0.95%) WLAN
11 7 (0.74%) IPv4
11 7 (0.74%) SAN
12 5 (0.53%) Ethernet
13 4 (0.42%) HTTP
13 4 (0.42%) Intranet
13 4 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (0.32%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.39%) Oracle Reports
3 22 (2.33%) JasperReports
3 22 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 20 (2.12%) Power BI
5 13 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (0.74%) Amazon Aurora
6 7 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 7 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
6 7 (0.74%) Looker
6 7 (0.74%) MySQL
6 7 (0.74%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.42%) DataStage
8 4 (0.42%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.42%) Riak
9 3 (0.32%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.32%) MS Access
9 3 (0.32%) Sisense
Development Applications
1 63 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 58 (6.14%) Visual Studio
3 38 (4.03%) Git (software)
4 24 (2.54%) Jenkins
5 22 (2.33%) JIRA
6 14 (1.48%) Subversion
7 13 (1.38%) GitLab
8 8 (0.85%) Maven
8 8 (0.85%) NUnit
9 7 (0.74%) Moq
10 5 (0.53%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.42%) CruiseControl
12 3 (0.32%) Artifactory
12 3 (0.32%) Grunt
12 3 (0.32%) gulp
12 3 (0.32%) Jasmine
12 3 (0.32%) Selenium
12 3 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
13 2 (0.21%) Ant
14 1 (0.11%) MSI
General
1 383 (40.57%) Social Skills
2 339 (35.91%) Public Sector
3 211 (22.35%) Finance
4 185 (19.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 119 (12.61%) Local Government
6 98 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
7 81 (8.58%) Retail
8 59 (6.25%) Influencing Skills
9 52 (5.51%) Social Housing
10 39 (4.13%) Organisational Skills
11 37 (3.92%) Documentation Skills
12 32 (3.39%) Banking
13 23 (2.44%) Billing
13 23 (2.44%) Presentation Skills
14 21 (2.22%) Legal
15 18 (1.91%) Fire and Rescue
15 18 (1.91%) Police
16 14 (1.48%) Law
17 13 (1.38%) Manufacturing
18 10 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 151 (16.00%) Analyst
2 92 (9.75%) Developer
3 86 (9.11%) Consultant
4 60 (6.36%) Incident Analyst
4 60 (6.36%) Major Incident Analyst
5 52 (5.51%) Implementation Consultant
6 47 (4.98%) .NET Developer
7 43 (4.56%) Project Manager
8 34 (3.60%) Microsoft 365 Specialist
8 34 (3.60%) Microsoft Specialist
8 34 (3.60%) Technology Specialist
9 26 (2.75%) Software Engineer
10 25 (2.65%) IT Support
10 25 (2.65%) IT Technician
11 24 (2.54%) Support Analyst
12 23 (2.44%) Software Developer
12 23 (2.44%) Technical Consultant
13 22 (2.33%) Applications Consultant
13 22 (2.33%) Database Consultant
14 21 (2.22%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (10.91%) .NET
2 73 (7.73%) HTML
3 53 (5.61%) ASP.NET
4 52 (5.51%) CSS
4 52 (5.51%) HTML5
4 52 (5.51%) jQuery
4 52 (5.51%) XML
5 51 (5.40%) JSON
6 48 (5.08%) .NET Framework
7 47 (4.98%) ASP.NET MVC
8 43 (4.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 41 (4.34%) KnockoutJS
10 38 (4.03%) Ajax
11 37 (3.92%) EDI
12 34 (3.60%) XSLT
13 24 (2.54%) AngularJS
14 23 (2.44%) Entity Framework
14 23 (2.44%) Node.js
15 20 (2.12%) RESTful
16 14 (1.48%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 150 (15.89%) NHS
2 141 (14.94%) Self-Motivation
3 58 (6.14%) User Experience
4 53 (5.61%) Housing Association
5 38 (4.03%) Management Information System
6 37 (3.92%) Driving Licence
7 33 (3.50%) Client/Server
8 24 (2.54%) Legacy Code
9 22 (2.33%) Private Cloud
9 22 (2.33%) Public Cloud
9 22 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
10 12 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
10 12 (1.27%) Robotics
11 11 (1.17%) Online Banking
12 10 (1.06%) Life Science
13 9 (0.95%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.74%) Blog
14 7 (0.74%) IBM Mainframe
14 7 (0.74%) Mainframe
15 6 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 181 (19.17%) Windows
2 79 (8.37%) Unix
3 59 (6.25%) Linux
4 42 (4.45%) Windows Server
5 22 (2.33%) Solaris
5 22 (2.33%) Windows 10
6 16 (1.69%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (1.06%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.06%) Windows Server 2019
8 9 (0.95%) Android
9 6 (0.64%) AIX
10 5 (0.53%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (33.79%) Service Design
2 178 (18.86%) Agile
3 170 (18.01%) Coaching
4 160 (16.95%) Problem-Solving
5 152 (16.10%) Mentoring
6 138 (14.62%) ITIL
7 130 (13.77%) Service Management
8 123 (13.03%) DevOps
9 96 (10.17%) Analytics
10 93 (9.85%) Housing Management
11 88 (9.32%) Problem Management
12 84 (8.90%) Service Delivery
13 79 (8.37%) SDLC
14 77 (8.16%) Business Development
14 77 (8.16%) Incident Management
15 69 (7.31%) Major Incident Management
16 67 (7.10%) Scrum
17 65 (6.89%) Experiential Learning
18 63 (6.67%) MVC
19 58 (6.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 180 (19.07%) SQL
2 103 (10.91%) C#
3 99 (10.49%) JavaScript
4 41 (4.34%) PowerShell
5 40 (4.24%) C
6 37 (3.92%) Java
7 27 (2.86%) Python
8 22 (2.33%) Shell Script
9 12 (1.27%) C++
9 12 (1.27%) TypeScript
10 11 (1.17%) F#
10 11 (1.17%) T-SQL
11 8 (0.85%) PHP
12 5 (0.53%) Go
13 2 (0.21%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.21%) COBOL
13 2 (0.21%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.11%) AWK
14 1 (0.11%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 153 (16.21%) Degree
2 123 (13.03%) Security Cleared
3 50 (5.30%) SC Cleared
4 41 (4.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 29 (3.07%) ISEB
5 29 (3.07%) ISTQB
6 28 (2.97%) Master's Degree
7 24 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 20 (2.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 13 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (0.74%) Chartered Engineer
10 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.53%) HND
11 5 (0.53%) MCSE
12 4 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.42%) MCP
12 4 (0.42%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.32%) CIPD
14 2 (0.21%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.21%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (9.43%) SLA
2 48 (5.08%) Cyber Essentials
3 41 (4.34%) QA
4 36 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 34 (3.60%) NCSC
6 14 (1.48%) Accessibility
7 13 (1.38%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.85%) GDPR
9 7 (0.74%) PMO
10 6 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 5 (0.53%) HL7
12 4 (0.42%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
15 1 (0.11%) GRC
15 1 (0.11%) NIST
System Software
1 55 (5.83%) Active Directory
2 24 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
2 24 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
4 14 (1.48%) Docker
5 9 (0.95%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.53%) KVM
7 4 (0.42%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.21%) Firmware
8 2 (0.21%) vSphere
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 20 (2.12%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.38%) Ansible
3 11 (1.17%) Nagios
4 10 (1.06%) Terraform
5 5 (0.53%) Consul
5 5 (0.53%) Packer
6 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.21%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.21%) SCCM
8 1 (0.11%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.11%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.11%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.11%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.11%) zSecure
Vendors
1 322 (34.11%) Microsoft
2 316 (33.47%) NEC
2 316 (33.47%) Northgate
3 53 (5.61%) Oracle
4 51 (5.40%) Google
5 42 (4.45%) Sun
6 27 (2.86%) VMware
7 24 (2.54%) Apple
8 16 (1.69%) HP
9 10 (1.06%) Jaspersoft
9 10 (1.06%) TIBCO
10 9 (0.95%) Juniper
11 8 (0.85%) Cisco
11 8 (0.85%) IBM
12 7 (0.74%) Xamarin
13 5 (0.53%) Citrix
13 5 (0.53%) Openreach
14 4 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (0.42%) Sophos
14 4 (0.42%) Veeam