Period
to 7 May 2021

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 7 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK > England
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 548 692 769
Rank change year-on-year +144 +77 +85
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 306 228 300
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.25% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.89% 1.14% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 89 170 246
10th Percentile £21,500 £20,000 £20,000
25th Percentile £25,000 £26,475 £25,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,760 £40,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.10% +6.67% +39.31%
75th Percentile £50,591 £48,750 £48,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,550 £62,038
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +39.88%

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 16,204 20,039 33,698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.59% 21.54% 24.96%
Number of salaries quoted 11,142 15,105 24,505
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +0.13%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £67,037
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 7 May 2021.

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 7 May 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
North of England +46 94 £45,000 +47.54% 30
Yorkshire +46 62 £25,750 -3.74% 10
South East +14 46 £42,500 -5.56% 34
London +65 43 £47,500 +18.75% 31
South West +8 43 £25,000 -39.91% 5
Midlands +16 37 £28,121 -5.12% 29
East of England +59 32 £48,000 +47.69% 15
North West +20 28 £45,000 +19.41% 16
East Midlands +10 20 £35,000 +18.09% 10
West Midlands +5 16 £22,000 -9.28% 19
North East +12 4 £35,665 +18.88% 4
DBS Check
UK

For the 6 months to 7 May 2021, 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 95 (31.05%) Driving Licence
2 83 (27.12%) Data Protection
3 79 (25.82%) Legal
4 75 (24.51%) Law
5 74 (24.18%) Software Testing
5 74 (24.18%) Lumesse
6 59 (19.28%) Social Skills
7 53 (17.32%) Retail
8 52 (16.99%) Windows
9 48 (15.69%) Service Delivery
10 36 (11.76%) Microsoft
11 31 (10.13%) Degree
12 29 (9.48%) SQL
13 28 (9.15%) Firewall
13 28 (9.15%) Microsoft 365
13 28 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
14 26 (8.50%) Azure
15 25 (8.17%) Finance
16 24 (7.84%) Active Directory
17 23 (7.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 23 (7.52%) Data Management
18 22 (7.19%) Security Cleared
18 22 (7.19%) Public Sector
19 21 (6.86%) VMware
20 19 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
20 19 (6.21%) Mentoring
20 19 (6.21%) Windows Server
21 18 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
21 18 (5.88%) DevOps
21 18 (5.88%) Google

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 6 (1.96%) WebSphere
2 5 (1.63%) Apache Pulsar
2 5 (1.63%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.63%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.65%) Apache
4 2 (0.65%) IIS
4 2 (0.65%) JBoss
5 1 (0.33%) Confluence
5 1 (0.33%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 17 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 28 (9.15%) Microsoft 365
2 26 (8.50%) Azure
3 17 (5.56%) AWS
4 8 (2.61%) GCP
5 7 (2.29%) Power Platform
6 5 (1.63%) Google Workspace
7 3 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon Cognito
8 1 (0.33%) GitHub
8 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.15%) Firewall
2 17 (5.56%) Internet
2 17 (5.56%) LAN
2 17 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 17 (5.56%) VPN
3 15 (4.90%) WAN
3 15 (4.90%) Wireless
4 9 (2.94%) DNS
5 8 (2.61%) DHCP
5 8 (2.61%) Network Security
6 7 (2.29%) Ethernet
6 7 (2.29%) MPLS
6 7 (2.29%) SAN
7 6 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (1.63%) NAS
8 5 (1.63%) SSL
8 5 (1.63%) VPLS
8 5 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.31%) WLAN
10 3 (0.98%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.29%) Power BI
4 7 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.96%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.63%) Big Data
6 5 (1.63%) NewSQL
7 4 (1.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.31%) OLAP
8 3 (0.98%) BigQuery
8 3 (0.98%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.98%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.98%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.65%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.65%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 8 (2.61%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.63%) Gradle
3 2 (0.65%) CruiseControl
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.33%) JIRA
4 1 (0.33%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.33%) Subversion
4 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 79 (25.82%) Legal
2 75 (24.51%) Law
3 59 (19.28%) Social Skills
4 53 (17.32%) Retail
5 28 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (8.17%) Finance
7 22 (7.19%) Public Sector
8 15 (4.90%) Local Government
9 7 (2.29%) Organisational Skills
10 6 (1.96%) Police
11 3 (0.98%) Marketing
11 3 (0.98%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.65%) German Language
12 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.33%) Back Office
13 1 (0.33%) Banking
13 1 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (5.23%) IT Support
2 13 (4.25%) Support Engineer
3 12 (3.92%) IT Engineer
4 11 (3.59%) Network Engineer
5 10 (3.27%) Customer Service Advisor
5 10 (3.27%) Developer
6 9 (2.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 9 (2.94%) Architect
6 9 (2.94%) Software Engineer
7 7 (2.29%) Analyst
7 7 (2.29%) IT Technician
8 6 (1.96%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (1.96%) Integration Engineer
8 6 (1.96%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (1.96%) Security Engineer
8 6 (1.96%) Senior Integration Engineer
9 5 (1.63%) IT Support Assistant
9 5 (1.63%) Security Architect
9 5 (1.63%) Support Assistant
9 5 (1.63%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.59%) Web Services
2 10 (3.27%) JSON
3 9 (2.94%) REST
4 8 (2.61%) Middleware
4 8 (2.61%) SOAP
5 6 (1.96%) IBM Integration Bus
5 6 (1.96%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (1.63%) EDI
6 5 (1.63%) Kafka
6 5 (1.63%) Micronaut
6 5 (1.63%) Spring
6 5 (1.63%) Spring Boot
7 4 (1.31%) CSS
7 4 (1.31%) XML
8 3 (0.98%) HTML
9 2 (0.65%) .NET
9 2 (0.65%) Ajax
9 2 (0.65%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.65%) GWT
9 2 (0.65%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 95 (31.05%) Driving Licence
2 16 (5.23%) NHS
3 13 (4.25%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (3.92%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.59%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.94%) Private Cloud
6 9 (2.94%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.63%) Replication
8 4 (1.31%) PKI
8 4 (1.31%) Robotics
9 3 (0.98%) iPad
10 2 (0.65%) ASTM
10 2 (0.65%) User Experience
11 1 (0.33%) Clustering
11 1 (0.33%) CMDB
11 1 (0.33%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.33%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.33%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 52 (16.99%) Windows
2 19 (6.21%) Windows Server
3 11 (3.59%) Linux
4 10 (3.27%) Windows 10
5 9 (2.94%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.96%) Android
7 6 (1.96%) Solaris
7 6 (1.96%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (1.63%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.63%) Unix
8 5 (1.63%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.63%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (1.31%) VxWorks
9 4 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.65%) CentOS
11 2 (0.65%) Debian
11 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (27.12%) Data Protection
2 74 (24.18%) Software Testing
3 48 (15.69%) Service Delivery
4 23 (7.52%) Data Management
5 19 (6.21%) Mentoring
6 18 (5.88%) DevOps
6 18 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (5.56%) Coaching
8 16 (5.23%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (5.23%) Software Engineering
9 15 (4.90%) Artificial Intelligence
9 15 (4.90%) Security Architecture
10 12 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (3.92%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 11 (3.59%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (3.59%) ITIL
12 10 (3.27%) SIEM
13 9 (2.94%) Mathematics
13 9 (2.94%) Mechatronics
13 9 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.48%) SQL
2 8 (2.61%) T-SQL
3 7 (2.29%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.29%) Python
4 6 (1.96%) Bash Shell
4 6 (1.96%) C
4 6 (1.96%) PL/SQL
5 5 (1.63%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.63%) Kotlin
5 5 (1.63%) Perl
6 4 (1.31%) C++
7 3 (0.98%) C#
7 3 (0.98%) Google Apps Script
7 3 (0.98%) Java
8 2 (0.65%) Ruby
9 1 (0.33%) PHP
9 1 (0.33%) sed
9 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (10.13%) Degree
2 22 (7.19%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.96%) CCNP
5 6 (1.96%) JNCIP
5 6 (1.96%) PhD
5 6 (1.96%) Postgraduate
6 5 (1.63%) Chartered Engineer
7 4 (1.31%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.65%) ISEB
9 1 (0.33%) CCNA
9 1 (0.33%) CCSA
9 1 (0.33%) CEH
9 1 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.33%) ECDL
9 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.61%) HL7
3 7 (2.29%) QA
3 7 (2.29%) SLA
4 6 (1.96%) GDPR
4 6 (1.96%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.65%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.65%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.33%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 24 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.29%) Docker
3 7 (2.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.65%) iptables
4 2 (0.65%) Postfix
4 2 (0.65%) Sendmail
4 2 (0.65%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (1.96%) FortiGate
2 5 (1.63%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.63%) Terraform
3 3 (0.98%) Ansible
3 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.98%) SCCM
4 2 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.65%) Puppet
4 2 (0.65%) SCOM
4 2 (0.65%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.65%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 74 (24.18%) Lumesse
2 36 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 21 (6.86%) VMware
4 18 (5.88%) Google
5 15 (4.90%) NEC
5 15 (4.90%) Northgate
6 14 (4.58%) Cisco
7 9 (2.94%) HP
7 9 (2.94%) IBM
7 9 (2.94%) Sun
8 8 (2.61%) Apple
9 6 (1.96%) Aruba
9 6 (1.96%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.96%) Fortinet
9 6 (1.96%) Juniper
10 5 (1.63%) Adobe
10 5 (1.63%) Oracle
10 5 (1.63%) Veeam
10 5 (1.63%) YouTube
11 4 (1.31%) Sophos