Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 691 797 958
Rank change year-on-year +106 +161 +70
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 417 386 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.23% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.28% 0.98% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 334 344 204
UK median annual salary £31,305 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.09% -4.32%
10th Percentile £20,500 £19,000 £18,900
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,827 £43,545
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year - +18.18% -

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 32,627 39,299 43,278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.45% 23.60% 24.49%
Number of salaries quoted 23,680 29,169 33,244
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 22 September 2019.

Salary histogram for DBS Check in the UK

DBS Check
Top 15 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 22 September 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 +115 414 £31,257 +4.19% 177
UK excluding London +102 306 £32,500 - 148
London +95 111 £25,000 -10.71% 44
South East +64 110 £41,633 +73.47% 46
North of England +32 96 £35,000 -11.39% 38
North West +60 69 £33,750 -3.57% 18
Midlands +3 43 £28,000 -20.00% 15
East of England +86 31 £24,500 -2.00% 13
West Midlands +44 31 £27,000 -10.00% 10
South West +1 23 £25,500 -8.93% 21
Yorkshire -15 17 £31,555 -12.95% 19
East Midlands -12 12 £30,741 -12.17% 5
North East +22 11 £47,000 -23.27% 1
Scotland +10 2 £47,500 -24.00% 3
Wales - 1 £45,000 - 12

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 136 (32.61%) Windows
2 117 (28.06%) Active Directory
3 115 (27.58%) Problem-Solving
4 102 (24.46%) Microsoft
5 95 (22.78%) Finance
6 89 (21.34%) Degree
7 84 (20.14%) DNS
7 84 (20.14%) DHCP
8 78 (18.71%) Windows Server
9 70 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
10 63 (15.11%) Cisco
11 62 (14.87%) Office 365
12 57 (13.67%) SQL
13 55 (13.19%) MS Exchange
13 55 (13.19%) VPN
14 53 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
15 51 (12.23%) Local Government
16 48 (11.51%) Windows Server 2008
16 48 (11.51%) TCP/IP
16 48 (11.51%) Validation
17 47 (11.27%) Firewall
18 45 (10.79%) C
19 44 (10.55%) Mentoring
20 43 (10.31%) Component Testing
21 42 (10.07%) Project Management
22 40 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
23 39 (9.35%) VMware
24 38 (9.11%) Microsoft Office
24 38 (9.11%) ITIL
25 37 (8.87%) Driving Licence

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 55 (13.19%) MS Exchange
2 34 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (1.92%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.20%) IBM Notes
6 5 (1.20%) SAS
7 4 (0.96%) CMS
7 4 (0.96%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.48%) WordPress
9 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.24%) CICS
9 1 (0.24%) IIS
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 38 (9.11%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (7.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (3.60%) SPSS
4 10 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 62 (14.87%) Office 365
2 32 (7.67%) Azure
3 22 (5.28%) AWS
4 6 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.20%) Power Platform
6 4 (0.96%) GitHub
6 4 (0.96%) SaaS
7 3 (0.72%) npm
8 2 (0.48%) G Suite
8 2 (0.48%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.48%) Trello
9 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.24%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 84 (20.14%) DHCP
1 84 (20.14%) DNS
2 55 (13.19%) VPN
3 48 (11.51%) TCP/IP
4 47 (11.27%) Firewall
5 28 (6.71%) Wireless
6 23 (5.52%) LAN
6 23 (5.52%) VoIP
7 22 (5.28%) WAN
8 15 (3.60%) VLAN
9 14 (3.36%) SAN
10 10 (2.40%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (2.40%) IP Telephony
10 10 (2.40%) NAS
11 9 (2.16%) Internet
11 9 (2.16%) MPLS
12 8 (1.92%) BGP
12 8 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (1.92%) Ethernet
12 8 (1.92%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.20%) Base SAS
7 5 (1.20%) MySQL
7 5 (1.20%) Power BI
7 5 (1.20%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 5 (1.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 3 (0.72%) Big Data
8 3 (0.72%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.48%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.48%) DataStage
9 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (2.88%) Git (software)
1 12 (2.88%) Subversion
2 6 (1.44%) Cucumber
2 6 (1.44%) JIRA
3 5 (1.20%) Ant
3 5 (1.20%) Maven
3 5 (1.20%) WinDbg
4 4 (0.96%) Artifactory
4 4 (0.96%) Gradle
4 4 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.72%) JUnit
6 2 (0.48%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.48%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.48%) Protractor
6 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.24%) Grunt
7 1 (0.24%) gulp
7 1 (0.24%) Mocha
7 1 (0.24%) NUnit
7 1 (0.24%) Redmine
General
1 95 (22.78%) Finance
2 51 (12.23%) Local Government
3 28 (6.71%) Retail
4 26 (6.24%) Marketing
5 18 (4.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 16 (3.84%) Legal
7 12 (2.88%) Public Sector
8 11 (2.64%) Banking
9 7 (1.68%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.68%) Military
10 5 (1.20%) Publishing
11 4 (0.96%) Back Office
11 4 (0.96%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.72%) Games
12 3 (0.72%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.48%) Housing Association
13 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.24%) Advertising
14 1 (0.24%) Law
14 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 70 (16.79%) Analyst
2 43 (10.31%) IT Support
3 39 (9.35%) Developer
4 32 (7.67%) Field Engineer
5 30 (7.19%) IT Technician
6 29 (6.95%) Support Analyst
7 26 (6.24%) Applications Support
7 26 (6.24%) Support Engineer
8 24 (5.76%) IT Manager
9 21 (5.04%) IT Engineer
10 20 (4.80%) Architect
11 18 (4.32%) Applications Support Analyst
11 18 (4.32%) Cloud Architect
11 18 (4.32%) Senior Developer
12 17 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
12 17 (4.08%) Software Analyst
12 17 (4.08%) Software Support Analyst
13 16 (3.84%) IT Support Technician
13 16 (3.84%) Network Engineer
13 16 (3.84%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.04%) .NET
2 14 (3.36%) CSS
2 14 (3.36%) HTML
3 11 (2.64%) .NET Framework
4 8 (1.92%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (1.68%) Spring
6 6 (1.44%) AngularJS
6 6 (1.44%) React
6 6 (1.44%) Web Services
7 5 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 5 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (1.20%) Entity Framework
7 5 (1.20%) MSMQ
7 5 (1.20%) NHibernate
7 5 (1.20%) Sass
8 4 (0.96%) CSS3
8 4 (0.96%) HTML5
8 4 (0.96%) jQuery
8 4 (0.96%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 53 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (8.87%) Driving Licence
3 33 (7.91%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (7.19%) NHS
5 26 (6.24%) Robotics
6 22 (5.28%) Data Centre
7 12 (2.88%) e-Learning
8 8 (1.92%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.92%) User Experience
9 7 (1.68%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.20%) Handset
12 4 (0.96%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.96%) Social Media
13 3 (0.72%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.72%) Data Structures
14 2 (0.48%) Algorithms
14 2 (0.48%) CCTV
14 2 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
14 2 (0.48%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 136 (32.61%) Windows
2 78 (18.71%) Windows Server
3 48 (11.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (7.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (6.24%) Linux
7 18 (4.32%) Windows 10
8 17 (4.08%) Windows 7
9 14 (3.36%) Windows 8
10 9 (2.16%) Windows XP
11 7 (1.68%) Unix
12 6 (1.44%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.20%) Debian
13 5 (1.20%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.20%) VxWorks
14 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.48%) AIX
16 1 (0.24%) Android
16 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (27.58%) Problem-Solving
2 70 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (11.51%) Validation
4 44 (10.55%) Mentoring
5 43 (10.31%) Component Testing
6 42 (10.07%) Project Management
7 38 (9.11%) ITIL
8 35 (8.39%) Software Engineering
9 27 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (5.52%) Physics
10 23 (5.52%) Strategic Thinking
11 22 (5.28%) DevOps
11 22 (5.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (4.80%) Analytics
13 19 (4.56%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (4.56%) Data Protection
13 19 (4.56%) OO
13 19 (4.56%) Workshop Facilitation
14 18 (4.32%) Change Management
14 18 (4.32%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 57 (13.67%) SQL
2 45 (10.79%) C
3 20 (4.80%) C#
4 18 (4.32%) PowerShell
4 18 (4.32%) Python
5 16 (3.84%) Ruby
6 15 (3.60%) JavaScript
7 14 (3.36%) Java
8 12 (2.88%) C++
9 6 (1.44%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.44%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.20%) VBScript
11 4 (0.96%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.48%) Korn
12 2 (0.48%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.24%) AWK
13 1 (0.24%) COBOL
13 1 (0.24%) ES6
13 1 (0.24%) Perl
13 1 (0.24%) R
Qualifications
1 89 (21.34%) Degree
2 29 (6.95%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (6.00%) Security Cleared
4 21 (5.04%) CCNA
5 18 (4.32%) CCNP
5 18 (4.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (3.12%) MCSE
7 11 (2.64%) PhD
8 8 (1.92%) CCDP
8 8 (1.92%) CCIE
8 8 (1.92%) MCSA
9 7 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (1.44%) Chartered Engineer
10 6 (1.44%) Master's Degree
11 5 (1.20%) A+ Certification
11 5 (1.20%) CCSP
11 5 (1.20%) CCVP
11 5 (1.20%) CISSP
12 4 (0.96%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.52%) QA
2 16 (3.84%) SLA
3 13 (3.12%) GDPR
4 10 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.92%) PCI DSS
6 6 (1.44%) PMO
7 3 (0.72%) COBIT
7 3 (0.72%) COSO
8 2 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.48%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 117 (28.06%) Active Directory
2 35 (8.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (6.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.44%) Docker
5 5 (1.20%) iptables
5 5 (1.20%) ISA Server
5 5 (1.20%) KVM
5 5 (1.20%) Xen
6 2 (0.48%) Firmware
6 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.48%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.48%) XenApp
7 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (2.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (1.44%) Ansible
3 5 (1.20%) HAProxy
3 5 (1.20%) Jamf Pro
3 5 (1.20%) Nagios
3 5 (1.20%) Puppet
3 5 (1.20%) SCCM
3 5 (1.20%) ZABBIX
4 4 (0.96%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.48%) Cisco CME
5 2 (0.48%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 102 (24.46%) Microsoft
2 63 (15.11%) Cisco
3 39 (9.35%) VMware
4 30 (7.19%) Citrix
5 24 (5.76%) Google
6 19 (4.56%) HP
7 15 (3.60%) Dell
8 7 (1.68%) EMC
8 7 (1.68%) SAP
8 7 (1.68%) Veritas
9 5 (1.20%) Lotus
9 5 (1.20%) Oracle
9 5 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.20%) Sonus
10 4 (0.96%) Apple
10 4 (0.96%) CommVault
11 3 (0.72%) Adobe
11 3 (0.72%) IBM
11 3 (0.72%) Toshiba
11 3 (0.72%) Twitter