Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 930 966 1087
Rank change year-on-year +36 +121 +22
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 264 220 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.097%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 0.49% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 233 181 157
UK median annual salary £26,500 £30,480 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.06% +10.84% -26.67%
10th Percentile £19,500 £20,750 £19,500
90th Percentile £43,750 £52,500 £51,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £29,000 £27,250 £27,250
% change year-on-year +6.42% - -17.54%

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 41,666 44,556 58,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.66% 25.37% 27.66%
Number of salaries quoted 32,324 35,278 46,282
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 £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +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 February 2018.

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 February 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 +19 244 £27,238 -10.64% 113
UK excluding London +22 170 £29,000 +6.42% 96
London +7 77 £25,500 -40.00% 24
South East +14 62 £29,000 +16.00% 29
East of England +27 36 £26,975 -11.50% 13
Midlands +6 28 £27,155 -9.48% 15
North of England -9 25 £40,000 +45.45% 26
South West -1 17 £33,000 +0.76% 6
East Midlands +13 14 £23,500 +8.80% 8
West Midlands +13 13 £29,250 -10.00% 7
North West -19 12 £19,500 -22.92% 9
North East - 11 £40,000 - 4
Yorkshire +18 3 £19,000 -32.14% 13
Scotland - 2 £52,000 - 2
Wales - 1 £27,500 - 5

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 123 (46.59%) Windows
2 116 (43.94%) Active Directory
3 103 (39.02%) Microsoft
4 90 (34.09%) Driving Licence
5 73 (27.65%) ITIL
6 61 (23.11%) Microsoft Office
7 57 (21.59%) Apple
7 57 (21.59%) Windows Server
8 50 (18.94%) VMware
9 47 (17.80%) Hyper-V
10 45 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 42 (15.91%) Finance
12 41 (15.53%) DNS
13 39 (14.77%) DHCP
14 38 (14.39%) MS Exchange
14 38 (14.39%) HTML
15 37 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
16 36 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
17 33 (12.50%) Degree
18 32 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
19 31 (11.74%) Office 365
19 31 (11.74%) Firewall
19 31 (11.74%) TCP/IP
20 29 (10.98%) CSS
21 26 (9.85%) Project Management
21 26 (9.85%) Wireless
21 26 (9.85%) Hardware Maintenance
22 23 (8.71%) MCSA
23 22 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
24 21 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2013

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 38 (14.39%) MS Exchange
2 22 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (3.03%) JBoss
5 8 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (2.27%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.76%) DNN
8 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (0.76%) Moodle
Applications
1 61 (23.11%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.76%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.38%) Steinberg Cubase
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.38%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.74%) Office 365
2 13 (4.92%) SaaS
3 12 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.52%) G Suite
6 2 (0.76%) PaaS
7 1 (0.38%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (15.53%) DNS
2 39 (14.77%) DHCP
3 31 (11.74%) Firewall
3 31 (11.74%) TCP/IP
4 26 (9.85%) Wireless
5 21 (7.95%) SAN
6 19 (7.20%) VLAN
7 13 (4.92%) LAN
8 9 (3.41%) NAS
8 9 (3.41%) WAN
8 9 (3.41%) WLAN
9 7 (2.65%) VoIP
10 5 (1.89%) HTTP
10 5 (1.89%) VPN
11 4 (1.52%) FTP
11 4 (1.52%) Internet
11 4 (1.52%) IPsec
11 4 (1.52%) iSCSI
11 4 (1.52%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.89%) MySQL
4 5 (1.89%) Redis
5 1 (0.38%) Big Data
5 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.38%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.38%) Power BI
5 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (2.65%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.76%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.38%) Grunt
4 1 (0.38%) gulp
4 1 (0.38%) NUnit
4 1 (0.38%) Selenium
4 1 (0.38%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.38%) Subversion
General
1 42 (15.91%) Finance
2 20 (7.58%) Banking
3 12 (4.55%) Marketing
3 12 (4.55%) Retail
3 12 (4.55%) Retail Banking
4 6 (2.27%) Legal
5 3 (1.14%) Local Government
6 2 (0.76%) Games
6 2 (0.76%) Law
6 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 48 (18.18%) IT Support
2 45 (17.05%) Support Engineer
3 37 (14.02%) IT Engineer
4 34 (12.88%) IT Technician
5 30 (11.36%) Developer
5 30 (11.36%) Support Technician
6 26 (9.85%) IT Support Engineer
7 24 (9.09%) Consultant
7 24 (9.09%) IT Support Technician
8 23 (8.71%) Active Directory Technician
9 19 (7.20%) PC Technician
10 17 (6.44%) Active Directory Support
11 16 (6.06%) Applications Developer
12 15 (5.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 15 (5.68%) Analyst
12 15 (5.68%) Web Developer
13 14 (5.30%) Web Applications Developer
14 13 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
14 13 (4.92%) Field Engineer
14 13 (4.92%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (14.39%) HTML
2 29 (10.98%) CSS
3 19 (7.20%) CSS3
3 19 (7.20%) HTML5
4 17 (6.44%) .NET
4 17 (6.44%) JSON
4 17 (6.44%) REST
5 16 (6.06%) AngularJS
6 14 (5.30%) jQuery
7 12 (4.55%) Angular 2
7 12 (4.55%) SOAP
7 12 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 12 (4.55%) Web Services
7 12 (4.55%) XML
8 9 (3.41%) ASP.NET
9 8 (3.03%) Apache CXF
9 8 (3.03%) Hibernate
9 8 (3.03%) Spring
10 6 (2.27%) Ajax
11 5 (1.89%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 90 (34.09%) Driving Licence
2 19 (7.20%) iPad
3 14 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.92%) NHS
5 12 (4.55%) Virtual Team
6 7 (2.65%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.65%) User Experience
7 6 (2.27%) CCTV
7 6 (2.27%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.89%) Clustering
9 3 (1.14%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.14%) Social Media
10 2 (0.76%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.76%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.76%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.76%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.38%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 123 (46.59%) Windows
2 57 (21.59%) Windows Server
3 45 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (6.82%) Windows 7
6 15 (5.68%) Mac OS X
6 15 (5.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (4.92%) Windows 10
8 12 (4.55%) Windows 8
9 9 (3.41%) Windows XP
10 8 (3.03%) Linux
11 5 (1.89%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.52%) CentOS
13 2 (0.76%) Android
13 2 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (27.65%) ITIL
2 26 (9.85%) Hardware Maintenance
2 26 (9.85%) Project Management
3 21 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (7.20%) Time Management
5 17 (6.44%) Data Protection
6 16 (6.06%) Migration
7 15 (5.68%) Information Security
8 14 (5.30%) Service Management
9 13 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (4.55%) Change Control
10 12 (4.55%) Line Management
11 11 (4.17%) Customer Requirements
11 11 (4.17%) Mathematics
12 10 (3.79%) PRINCE2
12 10 (3.79%) Service Delivery
13 9 (3.41%) Change Management
13 9 (3.41%) Mobile Device Management
14 8 (3.03%) API Design
14 8 (3.03%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 21 (7.95%) Java
2 18 (6.82%) SQL
3 17 (6.44%) JavaScript
4 14 (5.30%) C
4 14 (5.30%) TypeScript
5 12 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 12 (4.55%) C#
6 8 (3.03%) C++
6 8 (3.03%) Korn
7 7 (2.65%) VB
7 7 (2.65%) VBScript
8 5 (1.89%) PHP
9 4 (1.52%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.38%) ES6
Qualifications
1 36 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (12.50%) Degree
3 23 (8.71%) MCSA
4 18 (6.82%) MCSE
5 16 (6.06%) MCP
6 10 (3.79%) MCTS
7 8 (3.03%) CCNA
7 8 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (3.03%) Master's Degree
8 6 (2.27%) A+ Certification
8 6 (2.27%) CISA
8 6 (2.27%) CISSP
8 6 (2.27%) CRISC
9 5 (1.89%) Security Cleared
10 4 (1.52%) CCNP
10 4 (1.52%) PMP
11 3 (1.14%) MCITP
12 2 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.95%) SLA
2 13 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.41%) GDPR
4 7 (2.65%) ISO 9001
5 6 (2.27%) PMO
5 6 (2.27%) QA
6 4 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 116 (43.94%) Active Directory
2 47 (17.80%) Hyper-V
3 37 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (4.92%) XenApp
4 13 (4.92%) XenDesktop
5 7 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (7.58%) SCCM
2 4 (1.52%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (1.52%) Puppet
2 4 (1.52%) Terraform
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 103 (39.02%) Microsoft
2 57 (21.59%) Apple
3 50 (18.94%) VMware
4 15 (5.68%) Citrix
5 13 (4.92%) Cisco
6 12 (4.55%) Google
7 8 (3.03%) Capita
7 8 (3.03%) Oracle
8 7 (2.65%) Sophos
9 6 (2.27%) AVG
9 6 (2.27%) HP
10 5 (1.89%) Aerohive Networks
10 5 (1.89%) AirMagnet
10 5 (1.89%) Brocade
10 5 (1.89%) Dell
10 5 (1.89%) Ruckus Wireless
10 5 (1.89%) Zend
11 4 (1.52%) Extreme Networks
11 4 (1.52%) Juniper
11 4 (1.52%) Tableau