Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 955 998 1059
Rank change year-on-year +43 +61 +92
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 230 249 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.50% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 196 208 191
UK median annual salary £27,500 £28,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.79% -1.75% -18.57%
10th Percentile £19,250 £19,350 £19,250
90th Percentile £43,408 £44,082 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £27,500 £26,343
% change year-on-year - +4.39% -20.97%

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 42181 49999 59880
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.20% 26.36% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32384 40149 47790
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £74,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 October 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 22 October 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 +24 212 £27,500 -3.45% 47
UK excluding London +22 183 £27,500 - 31
North of England +28 49 £27,500 -8.33% 11
South East +36 47 £23,500 -14.55% 10
London +18 45 £27,000 -24.48% 17
Midlands +36 32 £27,500 -19.25% 2
East of England +4 29 £37,500 +63.04% 4
North West -15 24 £32,500 +6.56% 4
Yorkshire +34 20 £20,500 -14.14% 4
West Midlands +25 17 £29,500 -9.23% 2
East Midlands +32 14 £27,500 -19.25%
Wales +23 12 £27,500 +44.74%
South West -8 11 £23,500 -16.07% 3
North East - 6 £40,000 - 3
Scotland -14 4 £41,250 +27.71% 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 141 (61.30%) Windows
2 115 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 96 (41.74%) Microsoft
4 71 (30.87%) ITIL
5 69 (30.00%) VMware
5 69 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 63 (27.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (26.96%) Office 365
7 62 (26.96%) Driving Licence
8 57 (24.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 53 (23.04%) MCP
10 51 (22.17%) Hyper-V
11 48 (20.87%) Firewall
12 47 (20.43%) Microsoft Office
13 44 (19.13%) Cisco
13 44 (19.13%) DNS
13 44 (19.13%) Google
13 44 (19.13%) Windows Server
14 42 (18.26%) VMware Infrastructure
14 42 (18.26%) Windows 7
15 41 (17.83%) G Suite
15 41 (17.83%) DHCP
15 41 (17.83%) MCSE
16 40 (17.39%) CCNA
16 40 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
16 40 (17.39%) WLAN
17 39 (16.96%) CCNP
17 39 (16.96%) Windows 8
18 37 (16.09%) Finance
19 34 (14.78%) MS Exchange

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 34 (14.78%) MS Exchange
2 18 (7.83%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (3.48%) FileNet
6 4 (1.74%) Moodle
6 4 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.30%) JBoss
7 3 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.87%) Apache
9 1 (0.43%) CMS
9 1 (0.43%) DNN
9 1 (0.43%) Drupal
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 47 (20.43%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.30%) Adobe After Effects
4 3 (1.30%) Adobe Captivate
4 3 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.30%) Adobe Premiere
4 3 (1.30%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.43%) Lectora
Business Applications
1 11 (4.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (3.48%) iTrent
2 8 (3.48%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 62 (26.96%) Office 365
2 41 (17.83%) G Suite
3 8 (3.48%) Oracle Service Cloud
4 7 (3.04%) SaaS
5 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (2.17%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 48 (20.87%) Firewall
2 44 (19.13%) DNS
3 41 (17.83%) DHCP
4 40 (17.39%) WLAN
5 16 (6.96%) TCP/IP
6 11 (4.78%) Network Security
7 9 (3.91%) VoIP
8 8 (3.48%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (3.04%) Wireless
10 5 (2.17%) LAN
10 5 (2.17%) WAN
11 4 (1.74%) SAN
12 3 (1.30%) VPN
13 2 (0.87%) Internet
13 2 (0.87%) NAS
13 2 (0.87%) VLAN
14 1 (0.43%) Cisco IOS
14 1 (0.43%) iSCSI
14 1 (0.43%) SMS
14 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.74%) Big Data
3 3 (1.30%) MySQL
4 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.48%) JIRA
2 5 (2.17%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.74%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.74%) Metasploit
4 3 (1.30%) Axure RP
4 3 (1.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (1.30%) CruiseControl
4 3 (1.30%) Grunt
4 3 (1.30%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (16.09%) Finance
2 11 (4.78%) Banking
3 8 (3.48%) Retail Banking
4 6 (2.61%) Games
4 6 (2.61%) Law
5 5 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.30%) Retail
8 2 (0.87%) Electronics
8 2 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.43%) Back Office
9 1 (0.43%) Front Office
9 1 (0.43%) Legal
9 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 61 (26.52%) IT Technician
2 36 (15.65%) IT Support
3 35 (15.22%) Developer
4 33 (14.35%) IT Engineer
5 32 (13.91%) Support Technician
6 25 (10.87%) IT Support Technician
7 22 (9.57%) Field Engineer
8 21 (9.13%) Active Directory Technician
9 18 (7.83%) Analyst
9 18 (7.83%) Support Engineer
10 17 (7.39%) ICT Technician
11 16 (6.96%) Desktop Support
12 15 (6.52%) C# Developer
13 14 (6.09%) Network Engineer
13 14 (6.09%) Server Engineer
14 13 (5.65%) Active Directory Support
15 12 (5.22%) Consultant
16 11 (4.78%) Service Desk Technician
17 10 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
17 10 (4.35%) PC Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (13.91%) CSS
1 32 (13.91%) HTML
2 27 (11.74%) .NET
3 25 (10.87%) Web Services
4 20 (8.70%) HTML5
5 17 (7.39%) CSS3
6 15 (6.52%) XML
7 14 (6.09%) AngularJS
8 13 (5.65%) .NET Framework
9 12 (5.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (4.78%) JSON
10 11 (4.78%) REST
11 10 (4.35%) jQuery
12 8 (3.48%) Angular 2
12 8 (3.48%) SOAP
13 6 (2.61%) ASP.NET
14 5 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
15 4 (1.74%) Entity Framework
16 3 (1.30%) Apache CXF
16 3 (1.30%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 62 (26.96%) Driving Licence
2 24 (10.43%) iPad
3 8 (3.48%) e-Learning
3 8 (3.48%) Fat Client
3 8 (3.48%) IVR
3 8 (3.48%) NHS
3 8 (3.48%) Replication
3 8 (3.48%) Thin Client
3 8 (3.48%) Virtual Team
4 7 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.61%) Social Media
6 4 (1.74%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.74%) Life Science
6 4 (1.74%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.74%) SCORM
6 4 (1.74%) User Experience
6 4 (1.74%) VLE
7 3 (1.30%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.87%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 141 (61.30%) Windows
2 69 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 63 (27.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (19.13%) Windows Server
5 42 (18.26%) Windows 7
6 39 (16.96%) Windows 8
7 30 (13.04%) Windows XP
8 17 (7.39%) Windows 10
9 6 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.17%) Android
11 4 (1.74%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.74%) Unix
12 3 (1.30%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.87%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.43%) CentOS
14 1 (0.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (30.87%) ITIL
2 33 (14.35%) Time Management
3 31 (13.48%) ITIL V2
4 27 (11.74%) Hardware Maintenance
5 18 (7.83%) CRM
6 15 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (6.09%) Kalman Filter
7 14 (6.09%) PRINCE2
8 11 (4.78%) Break/Fix
8 11 (4.78%) Data Protection
9 10 (4.35%) Business Continuity
9 10 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (3.91%) OO
10 9 (3.91%) OOP
11 8 (3.48%) Document Management
11 8 (3.48%) Information Security
11 8 (3.48%) Migration
11 8 (3.48%) Process Management
11 8 (3.48%) Project Management
12 7 (3.04%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.87%) C#
2 22 (9.57%) Java
2 22 (9.57%) SQL
3 19 (8.26%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.91%) PHP
5 8 (3.48%) TypeScript
6 6 (2.61%) C++
7 5 (2.17%) C
8 4 (1.74%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.30%) Korn
9 3 (1.30%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.30%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.43%) Python
10 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (24.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (23.04%) MCP
3 41 (17.83%) MCSE
4 40 (17.39%) CCNA
4 40 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (16.96%) CCNP
6 33 (14.35%) A+ Certification
7 28 (12.17%) Security Cleared
8 19 (8.26%) Degree
9 13 (5.65%) MCSA
10 12 (5.22%) SC Cleared
11 4 (1.74%) CEH
11 4 (1.74%) CHECK Team Member
11 4 (1.74%) CREST Certified
11 4 (1.74%) Cyber Scheme
11 4 (1.74%) OSCP
11 4 (1.74%) Tigerscheme
12 3 (1.30%) Master's Degree
12 3 (1.30%) MCITP
13 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.26%) SLA
2 6 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.74%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (1.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (1.30%) QA
5 2 (0.87%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.87%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 115 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 51 (22.17%) Hyper-V
3 42 (18.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (3.48%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (8.26%) WSUS
2 16 (6.96%) SCCM
3 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (2.17%) SCDPM
4 4 (1.74%) Nessus
5 2 (0.87%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.43%) Ansible
6 1 (0.43%) Nagios
6 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.43%) Puppet
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 96 (41.74%) Microsoft
2 69 (30.00%) VMware
3 44 (19.13%) Cisco
3 44 (19.13%) Google
4 24 (10.43%) Citrix
5 15 (6.52%) Oracle
6 13 (5.65%) Apple
7 8 (3.48%) Atlassian
7 8 (3.48%) Northgate
8 6 (2.61%) Adobe
9 5 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.74%) Cellebrite
11 3 (1.30%) Capita
11 3 (1.30%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.30%) NetApp
11 3 (1.30%) Siebel
12 2 (0.87%) HP
12 2 (0.87%) Symantec
13 1 (0.43%) BT
13 1 (0.43%) Sophos