Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 767 955 1020
Rank change year-on-year +188 +65 +78
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 386 245 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.00% 0.56% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 321 205 181
UK median annual salary £32,500 £27,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -8.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £19,750 £19,550 £19,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £40,000 £46,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £27,500 £27,750
% change year-on-year +18.18% -0.90% +0.91%

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 38,690 43,793 50,355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.74% 24.26% 26.35%
Number of salaries quoted 28,625 33,646 40,390
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,900 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 2018. 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 +179 372 £32,500 +18.18% 128
UK excluding London +93 265 £32,500 +18.18% 105
London +107 107 £37,500 +38.89% 30
North of England +80 102 £37,500 +36.36% 29
South East +26 57 £28,000 +19.15% 36
Midlands +42 50 £36,000 +30.91% 10
North West +56 43 £29,847 -8.16% 11
Yorkshire +48 39 £37,500 +82.93% 15
East Midlands +29 35 £36,000 +30.91% 6
South West +27 31 £55,000 +65.54% 8
East of England +16 21 £26,975 -28.07% 15
North East +5 20 £45,000 +12.50% 3
West Midlands +33 15 £31,250 +6.84% 4
Scotland 0 4 £62,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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.

1 129 (33.42%) Microsoft
2 122 (31.61%) Windows
3 103 (26.68%) Active Directory
4 89 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (17.36%) Finance
6 66 (17.10%) Apple
7 60 (15.54%) DHCP
8 58 (15.03%) SQL
9 57 (14.77%) DNS
10 56 (14.51%) VMware
11 55 (14.25%) Windows Server
12 54 (13.99%) SQL Server
13 52 (13.47%) JavaScript
14 50 (12.95%) Security Cleared
15 45 (11.66%) Hyper-V
15 45 (11.66%) Microsoft Certification
16 44 (11.40%) Degree
17 43 (11.14%) HTML
18 41 (10.62%) CSS
18 41 (10.62%) MCP
19 38 (9.84%) .NET
20 37 (9.59%) MS Exchange
20 37 (9.59%) Project Management
20 37 (9.59%) Web Development
20 37 (9.59%) Office 365
20 37 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
21 36 (9.33%) Firewall
22 31 (8.03%) MCSE
22 31 (8.03%) Java
22 31 (8.03%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 37 (9.59%) MS Exchange
2 28 (7.25%) SharePoint
3 18 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (3.37%) CMS
5 13 (3.37%) Skype for Business
6 11 (2.85%) Moodle
7 10 (2.59%) Confluence
8 9 (2.33%) NServiceBus
9 7 (1.81%) Apache Solr
10 5 (1.30%) Apache
10 5 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.30%) nginx
10 5 (1.30%) Sitefinity
11 4 (1.04%) IIS
11 4 (1.04%) JBoss
11 4 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.78%) Alfresco
12 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 24 (6.22%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.04%) SPSS
3 4 (1.04%) Stata
4 3 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (9.59%) Office 365
2 18 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.59%) PaaS
4 8 (2.07%) GitHub
5 6 (1.55%) G Suite
6 5 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 5 (1.30%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (1.30%) Mimecast
6 5 (1.30%) SaaS
6 5 (1.30%) Serverless
7 4 (1.04%) Force.com
7 4 (1.04%) IaaS
8 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 60 (15.54%) DHCP
2 57 (14.77%) DNS
3 36 (9.33%) Firewall
4 19 (4.92%) TCP/IP
5 15 (3.89%) SAN
6 13 (3.37%) LAN
7 11 (2.85%) VPN
7 11 (2.85%) WAN
7 11 (2.85%) Wireless
8 10 (2.59%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (2.07%) Skype
10 7 (1.81%) Ethernet
10 7 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (1.81%) VoIP
11 6 (1.55%) DWDM
11 6 (1.55%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (1.30%) Intranet
12 5 (1.30%) NAS
13 4 (1.04%) 4G
14 3 (0.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (13.99%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.40%) MySQL
3 13 (3.37%) SSDT
4 10 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.30%) Amazon Aurora
7 5 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.04%) GIS
9 3 (0.78%) Big Data
9 3 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.52%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.52%) Power BI
10 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.26%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.26%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (3.63%) Octopus Deploy
3 11 (2.85%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.85%) JUnit
4 10 (2.59%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.59%) JIRA
5 9 (2.33%) Cucumber
5 9 (2.33%) Selenium
6 7 (1.81%) Bitbucket
6 7 (1.81%) GitLab
6 7 (1.81%) Gradle
6 7 (1.81%) Maven
6 7 (1.81%) Subversion
7 5 (1.30%) IDA Disassembler
7 5 (1.30%) OllyDbg
8 2 (0.52%) Gatling
8 2 (0.52%) JMeter
8 2 (0.52%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 67 (17.36%) Finance
2 16 (4.15%) Retail
3 12 (3.11%) Banking
4 11 (2.85%) Marketing
5 6 (1.55%) Advertising
5 6 (1.55%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.30%) Back Office
6 5 (1.30%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.78%) Billing
7 3 (0.78%) Legal
7 3 (0.78%) Publishing
8 2 (0.52%) Military
8 2 (0.52%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.26%) Automotive
9 1 (0.26%) Local Government
9 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (16.32%) Developer
2 50 (12.95%) Support Engineer
3 29 (7.51%) Analyst
4 22 (5.70%) 1st Line Support
5 21 (5.44%) Support Technician
6 20 (5.18%) 2nd Line Support
7 19 (4.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 18 (4.66%) Software Developer
9 17 (4.40%) IT Engineer
9 17 (4.40%) IT Support
10 15 (3.89%) 1st Line Engineer
10 15 (3.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 15 (3.89%) Java Developer
10 15 (3.89%) Senior Developer
11 14 (3.63%) Applications Developer
11 14 (3.63%) IT Support Engineer
11 14 (3.63%) Web Developer
12 13 (3.37%) Consultant
13 11 (2.85%) 1st Line Support Engineer
13 11 (2.85%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (11.14%) HTML
2 41 (10.62%) CSS
3 38 (9.84%) .NET
4 29 (7.51%) jQuery
5 19 (4.92%) AngularJS
6 18 (4.66%) Web Services
7 16 (4.15%) HTML5
8 15 (3.89%) ASP.NET
9 14 (3.63%) Spring
10 12 (3.11%) Hibernate
10 12 (3.11%) JSON
10 12 (3.11%) XML
11 8 (2.07%) WinForms
12 7 (1.81%) .NET Framework
12 7 (1.81%) Ajax
12 7 (1.81%) JPA
12 7 (1.81%) Node.js
12 7 (1.81%) REST
12 7 (1.81%) SOAP
12 7 (1.81%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.03%) Driving Licence
2 24 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.70%) Management Information System
4 20 (5.18%) NHS
4 20 (5.18%) User Experience
5 19 (4.92%) iPad
5 19 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (4.40%) VLE
7 15 (3.89%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.59%) Cyberattack
9 9 (2.33%) Mobile App
10 8 (2.07%) Fintech
10 8 (2.07%) Social Media
11 7 (1.81%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.81%) Graphic Design
12 6 (1.55%) e-Learning
12 6 (1.55%) Replication
13 5 (1.30%) Algorithms
13 5 (1.30%) Blackberry
14 4 (1.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 122 (31.61%) Windows
2 55 (14.25%) Windows Server
3 24 (6.22%) Mac OS X
4 22 (5.70%) Windows 7
5 17 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (4.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (3.89%) Windows 10
8 14 (3.63%) Linux
9 9 (2.33%) Android
10 8 (2.07%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.81%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.30%) Amazon Linux
12 5 (1.30%) Kali Linux
13 4 (1.04%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.26%) CentOS
15 1 (0.26%) HPUX
15 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.26%) Unix
15 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
2 37 (9.59%) Project Management
2 37 (9.59%) Web Development
3 29 (7.51%) ITIL
4 27 (6.99%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (6.99%) Mentoring
5 21 (5.44%) Service Delivery
6 20 (5.18%) Coaching
7 19 (4.92%) Scrum
8 18 (4.66%) Customer Requirements
9 17 (4.40%) PRINCE2
10 16 (4.15%) Test Automation
11 15 (3.89%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (3.89%) Data Protection
11 15 (3.89%) Mathematics
11 15 (3.89%) Microservices
12 14 (3.63%) Line Management
12 14 (3.63%) SDLC
13 13 (3.37%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 58 (15.03%) SQL
2 52 (13.47%) JavaScript
3 31 (8.03%) Java
4 29 (7.51%) PHP
5 19 (4.92%) C#
6 11 (2.85%) PowerShell
7 8 (2.07%) VB.NET
8 7 (1.81%) Java 8
9 6 (1.55%) Python
10 5 (1.30%) Apple Swift
11 4 (1.04%) R
12 3 (0.78%) VB
13 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.52%) C++
13 2 (0.52%) Scala
13 2 (0.52%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.26%) C
14 1 (0.26%) Korn
14 1 (0.26%) Perl
14 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (12.95%) Security Cleared
2 45 (11.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (11.40%) Degree
4 41 (10.62%) MCP
5 31 (8.03%) BC Cleared
5 31 (8.03%) MCSE
6 26 (6.74%) MCSA
7 24 (6.22%) MCTS
8 14 (3.63%) SC Cleared
9 13 (3.37%) MCPD
10 11 (2.85%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (2.33%) CCNA
13 7 (1.81%) CISSP
13 7 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 6 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (1.55%) ISEB
14 6 (1.55%) JNCIA
15 5 (1.30%) CESG Certified Professional
15 5 (1.30%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (8.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (7.77%) QA
3 20 (5.18%) ISO 9001
4 17 (4.40%) GDPR
5 7 (1.81%) PMO
6 6 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (1.55%) ISO 22301
6 6 (1.55%) PCI DSS
7 5 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 4 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (1.04%) SLA
9 2 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 103 (26.68%) Active Directory
2 45 (11.66%) Hyper-V
3 23 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (4.66%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (2.33%) Docker
6 5 (1.30%) XenApp
6 5 (1.30%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.04%) vSphere
8 2 (0.52%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 9 (2.33%) SCCM
2 5 (1.30%) Nessus
3 2 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.52%) EnCase
3 2 (0.52%) MaaS360
3 2 (0.52%) Puppet
3 2 (0.52%) SCOM
3 2 (0.52%) WSUS
4 1 (0.26%) Ansible
4 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.26%) Cacti
4 1 (0.26%) DameWare
4 1 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.26%) Munin
4 1 (0.26%) Nagios
4 1 (0.26%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 129 (33.42%) Microsoft
2 66 (17.10%) Apple
3 56 (14.51%) VMware
4 20 (5.18%) Cisco
5 15 (3.89%) Google
6 12 (3.11%) Dell
7 10 (2.59%) Veeam
8 8 (2.07%) HP
9 7 (1.81%) Aerohive Networks
9 7 (1.81%) Citrix
9 7 (1.81%) Juniper
10 5 (1.30%) Oracle
10 5 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.30%) Sophos
10 5 (1.30%) WatchGuard
11 4 (1.04%) Jitterbit
11 4 (1.04%) Sitecore
11 4 (1.04%) Tableau
11 4 (1.04%) Toshiba
11 4 (1.04%) Xerox