Period
to 23 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for DBS Check qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 845 947 966
Rank change year-on-year +102 +19 +128
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 269 269 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 0.64% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 213 239 181
UK median annual salary £39,000 £26,000 £30,480
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -14.70% +10.84%
10th Percentile £20,000 £19,500 £20,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £43,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £29,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year +29.31% +5.45% +0.92%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 36,657 42,180 44,870
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.36% 23.94% 25.56%
Number of salaries quoted 26,704 32,735 35,456
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

DBS Check
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DBS Check as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DBS Check in the UK

DBS Check
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DBS Check.

Salary trend for DBS Check in the UK

DBS Check
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DBS Check over the 6 months to 23 February 2019.

Salary histogram for DBS Check in the UK

DBS Check
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBS Check within the UK over the 6 months to 23 February 2019. 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
England +111 265 £40,000 +49.20% 160
UK excluding London +93 200 £37,500 +29.31% 123
North of England +114 99 £37,500 -6.25% 53
London +61 66 £40,000 +60.00% 38
North West +65 41 £29,242 +49.96% 14
South East +17 41 £36,500 +36.45% 32
Yorkshire +57 33 £37,500 +97.37% 29
South West +21 28 £42,500 +28.79% 12
North East +27 23 £42,500 +6.25% 10
East of England +36 17 £35,000 +29.75% 15
Midlands +26 14 £42,500 +56.51% 10
West Midlands +32 8 £42,500 +45.30% 7
East Midlands +21 6 £37,500 +59.57% 3
Wales +11 1 £20,530 -25.35% 1

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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 with a requirement for DBS Check.

1 73 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (23.05%) Windows
3 58 (21.56%) Microsoft
4 43 (15.99%) Finance
5 38 (14.13%) Project Management
5 38 (14.13%) Degree
6 37 (13.75%) Office 365
7 36 (13.38%) Active Directory
8 33 (12.27%) .NET
9 32 (11.90%) Windows Server
10 31 (11.52%) SQL
10 31 (11.52%) Web Services
11 29 (10.78%) QA
12 28 (10.41%) Microsoft Office
12 28 (10.41%) C#
13 27 (10.04%) Java
13 27 (10.04%) Mentoring
13 27 (10.04%) Coaching
14 26 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
15 24 (8.92%) Web Development
15 24 (8.92%) ITIL
16 22 (8.18%) Firewall
16 22 (8.18%) Management Information System
16 22 (8.18%) VMware
16 22 (8.18%) Cybersecurity
17 21 (7.81%) JavaScript
17 21 (7.81%) Cisco
17 21 (7.81%) Driving Licence
18 20 (7.43%) HTML
19 19 (7.06%) CSS

DBS Check
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 14 (5.20%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.72%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.97%) CMS
3 8 (2.97%) Confluence
4 7 (2.60%) Apache Solr
4 7 (2.60%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.86%) IIS
6 4 (1.49%) NServiceBus
6 4 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.74%) Apache
8 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.74%) JBoss
8 2 (0.74%) nginx
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 28 (10.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.49%) SPSS
2 4 (1.49%) Stata
3 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (13.75%) Office 365
2 19 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.72%) PaaS
4 8 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (2.60%) SaaS
6 6 (2.23%) G Suite
7 4 (1.49%) Force.com
7 4 (1.49%) IaaS
8 2 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.74%) Serverless
9 1 (0.37%) GitHub
9 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.18%) Firewall
2 14 (5.20%) TCP/IP
3 13 (4.83%) DHCP
3 13 (4.83%) VoIP
4 12 (4.46%) DNS
4 12 (4.46%) VPN
4 12 (4.46%) Wireless
5 11 (4.09%) LAN
6 10 (3.72%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (3.35%) Intranet
7 9 (3.35%) WAN
8 8 (2.97%) NAS
8 8 (2.97%) SAN
9 7 (2.60%) Internet
9 7 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (1.86%) DWDM
10 5 (1.86%) Ethernet
10 5 (1.86%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (1.49%) 4G
12 3 (1.12%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.69%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.49%) GIS
7 3 (1.12%) Blockchain
7 3 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.74%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.74%) MySQL
8 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.37%) Power BI
9 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.37%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 18 (6.69%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.32%) Jenkins
3 16 (5.95%) Cucumber
3 16 (5.95%) Selenium
4 9 (3.35%) Gatling
4 9 (3.35%) JMeter
4 9 (3.35%) WebDriver
5 8 (2.97%) JIRA
6 7 (2.60%) Bitbucket
6 7 (2.60%) GitLab
6 7 (2.60%) Gradle
6 7 (2.60%) JUnit
6 7 (2.60%) Maven
6 7 (2.60%) Subversion
7 5 (1.86%) IDA Disassembler
7 5 (1.86%) OllyDbg
8 4 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (15.99%) Finance
2 14 (5.20%) Marketing
3 6 (2.23%) Back Office
3 6 (2.23%) Retail
4 5 (1.86%) Military
5 3 (1.12%) Games
6 2 (0.74%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
7 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.37%) Automotive
7 1 (0.37%) Electronics
7 1 (0.37%) Law
7 1 (0.37%) Legal
7 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (17.47%) Developer
2 22 (8.18%) Support Engineer
3 20 (7.43%) Software Developer
4 15 (5.58%) Analyst
5 13 (4.83%) IT Engineer
6 11 (4.09%) Java Developer
6 11 (4.09%) Trainer
7 10 (3.72%) IT Support
8 9 (3.35%) Architect
8 9 (3.35%) Tester
9 8 (2.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (2.97%) IT Support Engineer
9 8 (2.97%) IT Technician
10 7 (2.60%) Agile Developer
10 7 (2.60%) Agile Java Developer
10 7 (2.60%) Automation Tester
10 7 (2.60%) Field Engineer
10 7 (2.60%) ICT Technician
10 7 (2.60%) Lecturer
10 7 (2.60%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (12.27%) .NET
2 31 (11.52%) Web Services
3 20 (7.43%) HTML
4 19 (7.06%) CSS
5 17 (6.32%) .NET Framework
5 17 (6.32%) JSON
6 15 (5.58%) jQuery
6 15 (5.58%) XML
7 12 (4.46%) HTML5
8 11 (4.09%) ASP.NET
8 11 (4.09%) Spring
9 10 (3.72%) AngularJS
10 9 (3.35%) Hibernate
10 9 (3.35%) Spring Boot
11 8 (2.97%) REST
11 8 (2.97%) SOAP
12 7 (2.60%) JPA
12 7 (2.60%) Spring MVC
13 6 (2.23%) ASP.NET Core
14 5 (1.86%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.18%) Management Information System
2 21 (7.81%) Driving Licence
3 14 (5.20%) Fintech
4 13 (4.83%) NHS
5 11 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.72%) Cyberattack
6 10 (3.72%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.60%) Podcast
7 7 (2.60%) User Experience
8 6 (2.23%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.23%) Social Media
9 5 (1.86%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.49%) e-Learning
10 4 (1.49%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.49%) VLE
11 3 (1.12%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.12%) CCTV
11 3 (1.12%) Life Science
11 3 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 62 (23.05%) Windows
2 32 (11.90%) Windows Server
3 16 (5.95%) Windows 10
4 13 (4.83%) Windows 7
4 13 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (3.72%) Linux
6 7 (2.60%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.23%) Mac OS X
7 6 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.49%) Android
9 3 (1.12%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.74%) Amazon Linux
10 2 (0.74%) CentOS
10 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.74%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.74%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.37%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (14.13%) Project Management
3 27 (10.04%) Coaching
3 27 (10.04%) Mentoring
4 26 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (8.92%) ITIL
5 24 (8.92%) Web Development
6 22 (8.18%) Cybersecurity
7 18 (6.69%) Computer Science
7 18 (6.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 18 (6.69%) Sprint Planning
8 17 (6.32%) Change Management
8 17 (6.32%) Line Management
8 17 (6.32%) PRINCE2
8 17 (6.32%) Scrum
8 17 (6.32%) TDD
9 16 (5.95%) BDD
10 15 (5.58%) Software Engineering
11 14 (5.20%) SDLC
12 12 (4.46%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.52%) SQL
2 28 (10.41%) C#
3 27 (10.04%) Java
4 21 (7.81%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.60%) PHP
6 6 (2.23%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.86%) Python
7 5 (1.86%) VB
8 4 (1.49%) R
9 3 (1.12%) Java 8
9 3 (1.12%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.74%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.74%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.74%) C
10 2 (0.74%) C++
10 2 (0.74%) Korn
10 2 (0.74%) VB6
11 1 (0.37%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (14.13%) Degree
2 16 (5.95%) CISSP
3 14 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (4.09%) CCNA
4 11 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (4.09%) MCSE
5 10 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (3.35%) MCP
7 7 (2.60%) Security Cleared
8 6 (2.23%) A+ Certification
9 5 (1.86%) CCNP
9 5 (1.86%) CEH
9 5 (1.86%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (1.86%) CISM
9 5 (1.86%) GIAC
9 5 (1.86%) JNCIA
9 5 (1.86%) SC Cleared
10 4 (1.49%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 4 (1.49%) Postgraduate
11 3 (1.12%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.78%) QA
2 14 (5.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (4.46%) GDPR
4 6 (2.23%) SLA
5 4 (1.49%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.49%) PMO
6 3 (1.12%) ISO 9001
6 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (13.38%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.35%) Docker
3 9 (3.35%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.12%) vSphere
7 2 (0.74%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.37%) XenApp
8 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.49%) Nessus
2 3 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (1.12%) SCCM
3 2 (0.74%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.74%) MaaS360
4 1 (0.37%) cPanel
4 1 (0.37%) DameWare
4 1 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 58 (21.56%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.18%) VMware
3 21 (7.81%) Cisco
4 11 (4.09%) Apple
5 10 (3.72%) HP
6 9 (3.35%) Dell
7 8 (2.97%) Google
8 5 (1.86%) Aerohive Networks
8 5 (1.86%) Juniper
8 5 (1.86%) Samsung
8 5 (1.86%) Toshiba
8 5 (1.86%) Xerox
9 4 (1.49%) Citrix
9 4 (1.49%) Jitterbit
9 4 (1.49%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.49%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.49%) Sophos
9 4 (1.49%) Tableau
10 3 (1.12%) WatchGuard
10 3 (1.12%) Xamarin