Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 934 1023 1045
Rank change year-on-year +89 +22 +106
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 246 209 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 0.43% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 206 162 190
UK median annual salary £27,500 £32,000 £27,823
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.06% +15.01% -24.80%
10th Percentile £19,375 £21,000 £19,975
90th Percentile £40,000 £51,675 £52,275
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £30,000 £27,823
% change year-on-year -8.33% +7.82% -23.25%

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 42718 48508 58706
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.81% 26.05% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 32836 38795 47101
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 +38 230 £27,500 -14.06% 37
UK excluding London +68 191 £27,500 -8.33% 33
South East +43 58 £24,500 -5.77% 12
London -3 51 £27,500 -35.29% 6
North of England +20 45 £27,500 -1.76% 6
East of England +32 37 £32,000 +4.99% 10
Midlands +21 27 £27,500 -19.25% 1
North West -18 22 £27,500 -5.96% 1
West Midlands +29 15 £29,250 -13.97% 1
Yorkshire +38 14 £24,000 +1.59% 3
South West -22 13 £33,225 +10.75% 2
East Midlands +12 11 £27,500 -19.25%
Wales +27 10 £27,500 +18.74%
North East - 10 £40,000 - 2
Scotland -18 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT jobs citing DBS Check also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for DBS Check.

1 133 (54.07%) Windows
2 110 (44.72%) Active Directory
3 88 (35.77%) Microsoft
4 77 (31.30%) ITIL
5 71 (28.86%) Driving Licence
6 54 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (20.73%) VMware
8 49 (19.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 47 (19.11%) Microsoft Office
10 45 (18.29%) Hyper-V
10 45 (18.29%) Windows Server
11 44 (17.89%) Microsoft Certification
12 41 (16.67%) Office 365
13 40 (16.26%) HTML
14 39 (15.85%) DNS
14 39 (15.85%) Firewall
14 39 (15.85%) Finance
15 38 (15.45%) MCP
15 38 (15.45%) Google
16 37 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
16 37 (15.04%) DHCP
17 36 (14.63%) CSS
18 34 (13.82%) Cisco
18 34 (13.82%) Windows 8
19 33 (13.41%) Hardware Maintenance
20 32 (13.01%) CCNA
20 32 (13.01%) Cisco Certification
21 31 (12.60%) Time Management
22 30 (12.20%) Degree
22 30 (12.20%) G Suite

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 27 (10.98%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (3.25%) JBoss
4 8 (3.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.22%) DNN
6 3 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2000
7 2 (0.81%) Moodle
8 1 (0.41%) Apache
8 1 (0.41%) CMS
Applications
1 47 (19.11%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.81%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.41%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.41%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.41%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.41%) Steinberg Cubase
Business Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (16.67%) Office 365
2 30 (12.20%) G Suite
3 14 (5.69%) SaaS
4 11 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (2.03%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.81%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (15.85%) DNS
1 39 (15.85%) Firewall
2 37 (15.04%) DHCP
3 29 (11.79%) WLAN
4 15 (6.10%) TCP/IP
5 14 (5.69%) Wireless
6 12 (4.88%) VoIP
7 9 (3.66%) LAN
7 9 (3.66%) WAN
8 7 (2.85%) Network Security
8 7 (2.85%) SAN
9 6 (2.44%) Internet
9 6 (2.44%) VLAN
10 3 (1.22%) NAS
10 3 (1.22%) VPN
10 3 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.81%) Intranet
12 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.41%) HTTP
12 1 (0.41%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.03%) MySQL
2 5 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.63%) Redis
4 2 (0.81%) Big Data
5 1 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.85%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.03%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.22%) Grunt
4 2 (0.81%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.41%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.41%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.41%) gulp
5 1 (0.41%) NUnit
5 1 (0.41%) Selenium
5 1 (0.41%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (15.85%) Finance
2 20 (8.13%) Banking
3 12 (4.88%) Retail Banking
4 6 (2.44%) Games
4 6 (2.44%) Law
5 5 (2.03%) Legal
6 3 (1.22%) Retail
7 2 (0.81%) Local Government
7 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.81%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 61 (24.80%) IT Technician
2 46 (18.70%) IT Support
3 42 (17.07%) Support Technician
4 41 (16.67%) Developer
5 32 (13.01%) Active Directory Technician
6 30 (12.20%) IT Support Technician
7 26 (10.57%) Support Engineer
8 23 (9.35%) Consultant
9 21 (8.54%) Active Directory Support
9 21 (8.54%) IT Engineer
10 20 (8.13%) PC Technician
11 19 (7.72%) ICT Technician
12 16 (6.50%) Analyst
12 16 (6.50%) Applications Developer
12 16 (6.50%) Web Developer
13 15 (6.10%) IT Support Engineer
13 15 (6.10%) Service Desk Technician
14 14 (5.69%) Web Applications Developer
15 13 (5.28%) C# Developer
16 12 (4.88%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (16.26%) HTML
2 36 (14.63%) CSS
3 27 (10.98%) .NET
4 24 (9.76%) HTML5
5 23 (9.35%) CSS3
6 20 (8.13%) AngularJS
7 18 (7.32%) REST
8 17 (6.91%) jQuery
8 17 (6.91%) JSON
8 17 (6.91%) Web Services
9 15 (6.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 15 (6.10%) XML
10 12 (4.88%) Angular 2
10 12 (4.88%) SOAP
11 10 (4.07%) ASP.NET
12 9 (3.66%) .NET Framework
13 8 (3.25%) Apache CXF
13 8 (3.25%) Hibernate
13 8 (3.25%) Spring
14 6 (2.44%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 71 (28.86%) Driving Licence
2 14 (5.69%) iPad
3 12 (4.88%) Virtual Team
4 9 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.66%) NHS
5 7 (2.85%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.85%) Social Media
5 7 (2.85%) User Experience
6 5 (2.03%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (2.03%) e-Learning
7 4 (1.63%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.63%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.81%) Handset
8 2 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.81%) Life Science
8 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.81%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.41%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 133 (54.07%) Windows
2 54 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (19.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (18.29%) Windows Server
5 34 (13.82%) Windows 8
6 29 (11.79%) Windows XP
7 24 (9.76%) Windows 7
8 16 (6.50%) Windows 10
9 7 (2.85%) Android
10 6 (2.44%) Apple iOS
10 6 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.22%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.81%) Linux
12 2 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.41%) CentOS
13 1 (0.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (31.30%) ITIL
2 33 (13.41%) Hardware Maintenance
3 31 (12.60%) Time Management
4 28 (11.38%) ITIL V2
5 18 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (6.91%) Data Protection
7 14 (5.69%) Migration
8 13 (5.28%) MVC
9 11 (4.47%) Information Security
9 11 (4.47%) Service Delivery
10 10 (4.07%) Project Management
11 9 (3.66%) Test Automation
11 9 (3.66%) Unit Testing
12 8 (3.25%) API Design
12 8 (3.25%) CRM
12 8 (3.25%) Line Management
12 8 (3.25%) SOA
12 8 (3.25%) Web Development
13 7 (2.85%) OO
13 7 (2.85%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 22 (8.94%) C#
1 22 (8.94%) Java
2 20 (8.13%) SQL
3 18 (7.32%) JavaScript
4 14 (5.69%) TypeScript
5 10 (4.07%) C
5 10 (4.07%) C++
6 9 (3.66%) Bash Shell
7 8 (3.25%) Korn
8 4 (1.63%) PHP
9 3 (1.22%) VB
9 3 (1.22%) VBScript
10 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.41%) ES6
11 1 (0.41%) Python
11 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (17.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (15.45%) MCP
3 32 (13.01%) CCNA
3 32 (13.01%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (12.20%) A+ Certification
4 30 (12.20%) Degree
5 29 (11.79%) MCSE
6 28 (11.38%) CCNP
7 12 (4.88%) MCSA
8 11 (4.47%) Security Cleared
9 8 (3.25%) Master's Degree
10 5 (2.03%) CISA
10 5 (2.03%) CISSP
10 5 (2.03%) CRISC
10 5 (2.03%) SC Cleared
11 4 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.81%) CEH
12 2 (0.81%) MCITP
12 2 (0.81%) OSCP
12 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.07%) SLA
2 9 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.03%) GDPR
4 3 (1.22%) QA
5 2 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.81%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.41%) PMO
System Software
1 110 (44.72%) Active Directory
2 45 (18.29%) Hyper-V
3 37 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.22%) XenApp
4 3 (1.22%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (8.54%) SCCM
2 7 (2.85%) WSUS
3 5 (2.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (2.03%) SCDPM
4 2 (0.81%) Nessus
4 2 (0.81%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.41%) Ansible
5 1 (0.41%) Nagios
5 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.41%) Puppet
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 88 (35.77%) Microsoft
2 51 (20.73%) VMware
3 38 (15.45%) Google
4 34 (13.82%) Cisco
5 27 (10.98%) Apple
6 9 (3.66%) Citrix
7 8 (3.25%) Oracle
8 5 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.63%) AVG
9 4 (1.63%) Capita
9 4 (1.63%) Sophos
9 4 (1.63%) Zend
10 3 (1.22%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.22%) NetApp
10 3 (1.22%) Siebel
10 3 (1.22%) TOWER Software
11 2 (0.81%) Cellebrite
11 2 (0.81%) Symantec
12 1 (0.41%) Facebook
12 1 (0.41%) Twitter