Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK > England
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 642 578 675
Rank change year-on-year -64 +97 +127
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 359 91 421
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.20% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.60% 0.90% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 201 70 338
10th Percentile £21,500 £21,250 £20,500
25th Percentile £24,250 £25,656 £23,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £32,538 £37,500 £31,059
Median % change year-on-year -13.23% +20.74% +5.28%
75th Percentile £47,500 £58,750 £45,188
90th Percentile £58,750 £65,250 £53,625
UK median annual salary £34,497 £37,500 £31,257
% change year-on-year -8.01% +19.97% +4.19%

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 22,399 10,073 30,970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.75% 22.31% 23.78%
Number of salaries quoted 13,177 7,724 22,962
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,361 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 24 September 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 24 September 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
South East -77 92 £36,500 +27.51% 43
North of England -86 76 £43,500 +12.31% 50
London -195 67 £34,325 -35.22% 45
North West -50 61 £43,500 +2.35% 21
South West -68 44 £32,000 -22.28% 25
Midlands -79 37 £23,000 -12.38% 46
East of England -59 33 £24,750 -64.64% 27
West Midlands -71 31 £23,000 -37.04% 22
Yorkshire -97 11 £50,000 +44.93% 25
East Midlands -67 6 £34,497 +53.32% 24
North East -32 4 - - 4
DBS Check
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 117 (32.59%) Social Skills
2 103 (28.69%) Windows
3 79 (22.01%) Degree
4 69 (19.22%) Active Directory
5 62 (17.27%) Finance
6 53 (14.76%) Microsoft
7 52 (14.48%) Problem-Solving
8 49 (13.65%) Microsoft 365
8 49 (13.65%) Coaching
9 48 (13.37%) VMware
10 47 (13.09%) Driving Licence
11 44 (12.26%) Mentoring
11 44 (12.26%) Windows Server
11 44 (12.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 42 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
13 37 (10.31%) Data Centre
13 37 (10.31%) Azure
14 35 (9.75%) SQL
15 33 (9.19%) Python
15 33 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
16 32 (8.91%) Firewall
17 31 (8.64%) Local Government
18 30 (8.36%) Retail
19 29 (8.08%) ITIL
20 28 (7.80%) MySQL
20 28 (7.80%) Java
20 28 (7.80%) VMware Infrastructure
21 27 (7.52%) Line Management
21 27 (7.52%) AngularJS
21 27 (7.52%) DNS

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 19 (5.29%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.79%) Apache
4 8 (2.23%) IIS
5 7 (1.95%) SAS
6 4 (1.11%) CICS
7 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.84%) JBoss
7 3 (0.84%) nginx
8 2 (0.56%) WordPress
9 1 (0.28%) Confluence
9 1 (0.28%) Jetty
9 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.11%) Simulink
5 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) Figma
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.28%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 49 (13.65%) Microsoft 365
2 37 (10.31%) Azure
3 22 (6.13%) AWS
4 18 (5.01%) GitHub
5 8 (2.23%) Amazon Cognito
5 8 (2.23%) Serverless
6 7 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (1.39%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.84%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.84%) Google Workspace
9 2 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.56%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.56%) AWS Fargate
9 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.56%) SaaS
9 2 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.91%) Firewall
2 27 (7.52%) DNS
3 25 (6.96%) DHCP
3 25 (6.96%) Wireless
4 17 (4.74%) MPLS
5 16 (4.46%) VLAN
6 15 (4.18%) VPN
7 13 (3.62%) HTTP
8 12 (3.34%) Internet
9 11 (3.06%) TCP/IP
9 11 (3.06%) VPLS
9 11 (3.06%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (1.95%) Ethernet
10 7 (1.95%) LAN
11 6 (1.67%) VoIP
11 6 (1.67%) WAN
12 4 (1.11%) Broadband
12 4 (1.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 4 (1.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 3 (0.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.80%) MySQL
2 20 (5.57%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (5.57%) Redis
2 20 (5.57%) Relational Database
3 15 (4.18%) RDBMS
3 15 (4.18%) SQL Server
4 12 (3.34%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (2.23%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (2.23%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.95%) DataStage
7 5 (1.39%) Amazon Aurora
8 4 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.28%) GIS
9 1 (0.28%) Informix
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.28%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 15 (4.18%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.67%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.39%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.39%) Sourcetree
4 4 (1.11%) CocoaPods
4 4 (1.11%) GitLab
4 4 (1.11%) Xcode
5 3 (0.84%) JIRA
5 3 (0.84%) Maven
5 3 (0.84%) Selenium
6 2 (0.56%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.56%) JMeter
6 2 (0.56%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.56%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.28%) Ant
7 1 (0.28%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.28%) Grunt
7 1 (0.28%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.28%) Subversion
7 1 (0.28%) Vagrant
General
1 117 (32.59%) Social Skills
2 62 (17.27%) Finance
3 44 (12.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 33 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (8.64%) Local Government
6 30 (8.36%) Retail
7 27 (7.52%) Legal
8 24 (6.69%) Public Sector
9 14 (3.90%) Influencing Skills
10 12 (3.34%) Organisational Skills
11 10 (2.79%) Banking
11 10 (2.79%) Games
11 10 (2.79%) Marketing
11 10 (2.79%) Presentation Skills
12 8 (2.23%) Law
13 5 (1.39%) Documentation Skills
14 3 (0.84%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.56%) German Language
16 1 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 35 (9.75%) Developer
2 32 (8.91%) Support Engineer
3 27 (7.52%) Analyst
3 27 (7.52%) IT Technician
4 22 (6.13%) Head of Operations
5 21 (5.85%) IT Support
6 17 (4.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 17 (4.74%) IT Engineer
7 16 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (4.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 15 (4.18%) Software Developer
9 14 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (3.90%) Team Leader
10 13 (3.62%) Field Engineer
11 12 (3.34%) Software Engineer
12 11 (3.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 10 (2.79%) Customer Service Advisor
13 10 (2.79%) Infrastructure Support
13 10 (2.79%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 10 (2.79%) Support Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.52%) AngularJS
2 22 (6.13%) Node.js
3 21 (5.85%) .NET
4 20 (5.57%) Spring
5 19 (5.29%) Web Services
6 13 (3.62%) .NET Framework
6 13 (3.62%) Classic ASP
6 13 (3.62%) Django
6 13 (3.62%) EDI
6 13 (3.62%) Laravel
6 13 (3.62%) Razor View Engine
7 12 (3.34%) CSS
7 12 (3.34%) REST
8 11 (3.06%) JSON
8 11 (3.06%) XML
9 9 (2.51%) Sass
10 8 (2.23%) Flask
11 5 (1.39%) JPA
11 5 (1.39%) LDAP
11 5 (1.39%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.09%) Driving Licence
2 37 (10.31%) Data Centre
3 22 (6.13%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (3.34%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.79%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.51%) User Experience
8 8 (2.23%) Social Media
9 6 (1.67%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.11%) iPad
10 4 (1.11%) NHS
10 4 (1.11%) Over-the-Top Content
11 3 (0.84%) BYOD
11 3 (0.84%) VSAM
12 2 (0.56%) ASTM
12 2 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
13 1 (0.28%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.28%) CMDB
13 1 (0.28%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 103 (28.69%) Windows
2 44 (12.26%) Windows Server
3 23 (6.41%) Linux
4 20 (5.57%) Windows 10
5 19 (5.29%) Android
5 19 (5.29%) Apple iOS
6 18 (5.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (4.18%) Windows Server 2019
8 13 (3.62%) Windows Server 2016
9 11 (3.06%) Mac OS X
9 11 (3.06%) Unix
10 9 (2.51%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (1.67%) Solaris
13 5 (1.39%) AIX
14 3 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.84%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.56%) CentOS
15 2 (0.56%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (14.48%) Problem-Solving
2 49 (13.65%) Coaching
3 44 (12.26%) Mentoring
4 42 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (8.08%) ITIL
6 27 (7.52%) Line Management
7 23 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (6.41%) Information Security
8 22 (6.13%) Data Analysis
9 21 (5.85%) Performance Improvement
9 21 (5.85%) Performance Management
9 21 (5.85%) Software Engineering
10 19 (5.29%) Test Automation
11 18 (5.01%) Risk Management
11 18 (5.01%) Service Management
11 18 (5.01%) Workflow
12 17 (4.74%) Data Protection
12 17 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 17 (4.74%) Test Scripting
13 15 (4.18%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 35 (9.75%) SQL
2 33 (9.19%) Python
3 28 (7.80%) Java
4 26 (7.24%) C#
5 20 (5.57%) JavaScript
6 12 (3.34%) C
7 11 (3.06%) PHP
8 8 (2.23%) C++
9 6 (1.67%) Java 8
10 5 (1.39%) Java 11
10 5 (1.39%) PHP 7
11 4 (1.11%) Apple Swift
11 4 (1.11%) COBOL
11 4 (1.11%) Fortran
11 4 (1.11%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.84%) AWK
12 3 (0.84%) Korn
12 3 (0.84%) Perl
12 3 (0.84%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 79 (22.01%) Degree
2 20 (5.57%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.06%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (2.23%) PhD
6 7 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.67%) Postgraduate
8 4 (1.11%) CCDP
8 4 (1.11%) CCNP
8 4 (1.11%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.84%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.28%) CCSA
11 1 (0.28%) CEH
11 1 (0.28%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (0.28%) NVQ Level 3
11 1 (0.28%) NVQ Level 4
11 1 (0.28%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 19 (5.29%) SLA
2 12 (3.34%) QA
3 9 (2.51%) GDPR
4 7 (1.95%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.39%) ISAE 3402
5 5 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (1.39%) NIST
6 4 (1.11%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.84%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.56%) HL7
8 2 (0.56%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.56%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 69 (19.22%) Active Directory
2 28 (7.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (7.24%) Docker
4 20 (5.57%) Hyper-V
5 13 (3.62%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (3.34%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.84%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.56%) iptables
8 2 (0.56%) Postfix
8 2 (0.56%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.28%) KVM
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (6.41%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (2.51%) Ansible
4 8 (2.23%) Terraform
5 6 (1.67%) Packer
6 2 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.56%) Puppet
7 1 (0.28%) Consul
7 1 (0.28%) Nessus
7 1 (0.28%) QRadar
7 1 (0.28%) SCCM
7 1 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 53 (14.76%) Microsoft
2 48 (13.37%) VMware
3 16 (4.46%) Oracle
4 15 (4.18%) Dynatrace
5 13 (3.62%) Adobe
5 13 (3.62%) Google
6 12 (3.34%) Apple
6 12 (3.34%) Cisco
7 11 (3.06%) HP
8 9 (2.51%) Sun
9 8 (2.23%) IBM
10 6 (1.67%) BT
10 6 (1.67%) NEC
10 6 (1.67%) Northgate
10 6 (1.67%) Palo Alto
10 6 (1.67%) YouTube
11 5 (1.39%) Aruba
12 4 (1.11%) F5
12 4 (1.11%) SAP
13 3 (0.84%) CA