DBS Check Jobs

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for DBS Check qualifications. It includes a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months leading up to 25 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
25 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 158 379 563
Rank change year-on-year +221 +184 +37
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 1,875 785 985
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.71% 0.85% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.53% 2.50% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,065 239 422
10th Percentile £24,196 £24,968 £26,025
25th Percentile £28,250 £30,132 £30,265
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,917 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -15.74% +5.88% +13.33%
75th Percentile £48,449 £61,875 £51,696
90th Percentile £61,250 £69,649 £73,322
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year -22.22% +8.43% +29.69%

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK

DBS Check falls under the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications.

Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 28,735 31,345 47,702
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 26.15% 33.90% 27.61%
Number of salaries quoted 17,299 14,299 19,297
10th Percentile £29,000 £32,000 £30,762
25th Percentile £38,734 £42,500 £40,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,555 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.74% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £70,750 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.14% +0.20%

DBS Check
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DBS Check as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DBS Check in the UK

DBS Check
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DBS Check.

Salary trend for DBS Check in the UK

DBS Check
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing DBS Check over the 6 months to 25 June 2024.

Salary histogram for DBS Check in the UK

DBS Check
Top 17 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 25 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England +229 1,736 £37,500 -16.06% 1,391
UK excluding London +124 1,155 £35,000 -22.22% 1,153
Work from Home +179 695 £44,345 -15.53% 234
London +318 656 £42,500 - 330
South East +83 414 £40,000 +11.11% 308
North of England +86 249 £32,500 -31.58% 283
Midlands +83 218 £32,500 -36.27% 211
East Midlands +68 119 £34,834 +7.18% 90
North West +32 115 £31,000 -31.87% 136
Yorkshire +92 114 £32,500 -29.23% 111
South West +47 112 £31,000 -48.33% 176
West Midlands +31 99 £30,000 -43.40% 121
Scotland -16 80 £48,000 -28.36% 16
East of England -27 71 £37,939 +45.92% 130
North East -9 20 £39,000 -18.19% 38
Wales +5 12 £35,000 -39.13% 46
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 1

DBS Check
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (2.35%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.28%) Microsoft Exchange
3 8 (0.43%) Confluence
4 6 (0.32%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.27%) CMS
6 3 (0.16%) Apache
6 3 (0.16%) IIS
7 2 (0.11%) WordPress
8 1 (0.053%) Drupal
8 1 (0.053%) Moodle
8 1 (0.053%) nginx
8 1 (0.053%) SAS
Applications
1 330 (17.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 230 (12.27%) Microsoft Office
3 216 (11.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.37%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.21%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.11%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 31 (1.65%) NEC Housing
2 9 (0.48%) Primavera
3 6 (0.32%) Salesforce CRM
3 6 (0.32%) SAP PLM
3 6 (0.32%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.21%) Raiser’s Edge
4 4 (0.21%) Visualfiles
5 3 (0.16%) iTrent
5 3 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.11%) Shopify
7 1 (0.053%) ContrOCC
7 1 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.053%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 241 (12.85%) Azure
2 209 (11.15%) Microsoft 365
3 197 (10.51%) AWS
4 171 (9.12%) Power Platform
5 45 (2.40%) Serverless
6 40 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
7 36 (1.92%) Azure Data Factory
7 36 (1.92%) Google Workspace
8 29 (1.55%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 26 (1.39%) Azure DevOps
10 16 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
10 16 (0.85%) GCP
11 14 (0.75%) Entra ID
12 13 (0.69%) IaaS
13 12 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (0.64%) Google Analytics
14 11 (0.59%) SaaS
15 10 (0.53%) Google Tag Manager
16 9 (0.48%) Asana
16 9 (0.48%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.41%) Wireless
2 50 (2.67%) TCP/IP
3 46 (2.45%) DNS
3 46 (2.45%) LAN
4 42 (2.24%) DHCP
4 42 (2.24%) WAN
5 36 (1.92%) Firewall
5 36 (1.92%) Network Security
6 24 (1.28%) Internet
6 24 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
7 22 (1.17%) VoIP
8 16 (0.85%) Broadband
9 14 (0.75%) VLAN
10 13 (0.69%) Structured Cabling
11 9 (0.48%) SAN
12 8 (0.43%) Intranet
13 7 (0.37%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (0.37%) SMS
13 7 (0.37%) VPN
14 4 (0.21%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (10.35%) Tableau
2 160 (8.53%) Power BI
3 57 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 51 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (2.19%) SQL Server
6 39 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 36 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
7 36 (1.92%) DynamoDB
8 31 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 18 (0.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 14 (0.75%) Data Lake
11 12 (0.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 11 (0.59%) Big Data
12 11 (0.59%) Power Query
13 8 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (0.37%) BigQuery
14 7 (0.37%) Looker
15 6 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
16 3 (0.16%) MySQL
16 3 (0.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 213 (11.36%) Git
2 39 (2.08%) GitLab
3 11 (0.59%) JIRA
4 4 (0.21%) gulp
4 4 (0.21%) Katalon Studio
4 4 (0.21%) Postman
4 4 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (0.21%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.16%) Hudson
6 2 (0.11%) Apache Continuum
6 2 (0.11%) JMeter
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.11%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.053%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.053%) Gradle
7 1 (0.053%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.053%) MSI
7 1 (0.053%) Selenium
7 1 (0.053%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.053%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,087 (57.97%) Social Skills
2 544 (29.01%) Retail
3 500 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
4 258 (13.76%) Finance
5 245 (13.07%) German Language
6 191 (10.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 165 (8.80%) Organisational Skills
8 163 (8.69%) Presentation Skills
9 161 (8.59%) Marketing
10 74 (3.95%) Local Government
11 65 (3.47%) Public Sector
12 62 (3.31%) Advertising
13 61 (3.25%) Legal
14 51 (2.72%) Police
15 39 (2.08%) Games
15 39 (2.08%) Telecoms
16 34 (1.81%) Aerospace
17 27 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
18 22 (1.17%) Billing
19 21 (1.12%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 266 (14.19%) Senior
2 239 (12.75%) Graduate
3 218 (11.63%) Analyst
4 148 (7.89%) Data Analyst
5 114 (6.08%) Lead
6 109 (5.81%) Senior Analyst
7 102 (5.44%) Senior Data Analyst
8 98 (5.23%) IT Support
9 89 (4.75%) Developer
10 81 (4.32%) IT Technician
11 79 (4.21%) Support Engineer
12 74 (3.95%) IT Engineer
13 53 (2.83%) IT Support Engineer
14 52 (2.77%) Consultant
15 51 (2.72%) Administrator
16 49 (2.61%) Support Technician
17 48 (2.56%) Coordinator
17 48 (2.56%) Data Scientist
17 48 (2.56%) Project Manager
18 46 (2.45%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (2.51%) PySpark
2 45 (2.40%) Pandas
2 45 (2.40%) scikit-learn
2 45 (2.40%) TensorFlow
3 44 (2.35%) .NET
4 41 (2.19%) GraphQL
5 39 (2.08%) Django
6 36 (1.92%) EDI
6 36 (1.92%) RESTful
7 23 (1.23%) CSS
8 17 (0.91%) .NET Core
8 17 (0.91%) React
9 15 (0.80%) Web Services
10 13 (0.69%) HTML
11 7 (0.37%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.32%) REST
12 6 (0.32%) XML
13 5 (0.27%) Entity Framework
13 5 (0.27%) Next.js
13 5 (0.27%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 328 (17.49%) Self-Motivation
2 293 (15.63%) Driving Licence
3 119 (6.35%) Management Information System
4 83 (4.43%) Social Media
5 66 (3.52%) NHS
6 63 (3.36%) Analytical Mindset
7 60 (3.20%) Photography
8 54 (2.88%) Algorithms
9 53 (2.83%) Onboarding
10 39 (2.08%) Smart Meter
11 28 (1.49%) CCTV
12 26 (1.39%) Data Centre
13 20 (1.07%) e-Learning
14 15 (0.80%) Renewable Energy
15 12 (0.64%) Educational Technology
15 12 (0.64%) Learning Management System
16 11 (0.59%) Data Structures
17 9 (0.48%) PKI
18 8 (0.43%) Replication
18 8 (0.43%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 266 (14.19%) Windows
2 110 (5.87%) Windows Server
3 73 (3.89%) Windows 10
4 46 (2.45%) Mac OS
5 44 (2.35%) Windows Server 2019
6 41 (2.19%) Windows Server 2016
7 27 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (1.01%) Windows 7
9 17 (0.91%) Android
9 17 (0.91%) Apple iOS
10 13 (0.69%) Linux
11 9 (0.48%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.16%) Unix
13 1 (0.053%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.053%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.053%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 510 (27.20%) Problem-Solving
2 370 (19.73%) Customer Service
3 227 (12.11%) Mathematics
4 225 (12.00%) Visualisation
5 208 (11.09%) Actionable Insight
6 200 (10.67%) Analytics
6 200 (10.67%) Storytelling
7 187 (9.97%) Customer Insight
8 180 (9.60%) Root Cause Analysis
8 180 (9.60%) Statistics
9 176 (9.39%) Data Analysis
9 176 (9.39%) Data Pipeline
10 165 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
11 164 (8.75%) Project Management
12 162 (8.64%) Agile
13 150 (8.00%) Line Management
14 148 (7.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 140 (7.47%) Business Strategy
16 126 (6.72%) Customer Intelligence
16 126 (6.72%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 369 (19.68%) SQL
2 251 (13.39%) Python
3 62 (3.31%) C#
4 36 (1.92%) Data Analysis Expressions
5 35 (1.87%) PowerShell
6 22 (1.17%) JavaScript
7 20 (1.07%) Java
8 16 (0.85%) TypeScript
9 14 (0.75%) T-SQL
10 12 (0.64%) VBA
11 6 (0.32%) C++
12 5 (0.27%) Scala
12 5 (0.27%) VB
13 4 (0.21%) C
13 4 (0.21%) Groovy
13 4 (0.21%) R
14 3 (0.16%) JSX
14 3 (0.16%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.11%) Julia
15 2 (0.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 681 (36.32%) Degree
2 83 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 79 (4.21%) Security Cleared
4 60 (3.20%) Master's Degree
5 47 (2.51%) MCP
6 46 (2.45%) A+ Certification
7 43 (2.29%) BPSS Clearance
8 41 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
9 31 (1.65%) SC Cleared
10 29 (1.55%) CIPD
11 22 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (0.80%) Network+ Certification
13 14 (0.75%) CEH
14 12 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.59%) CCNP
15 11 (0.59%) CISSP
16 10 (0.53%) CCNA
17 8 (0.43%) APMG
17 8 (0.43%) PMI Certification
17 8 (0.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.68%) QA
2 58 (3.09%) GDPR
3 35 (1.87%) SLA
4 30 (1.60%) Accessibility
5 23 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (0.91%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
9 8 (0.43%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 7 (0.37%) PMO
11 5 (0.27%) NEBOSH
12 3 (0.16%) NCSC
12 3 (0.16%) NIST
13 1 (0.053%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 166 (8.85%) Active Directory
2 30 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.17%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
5 10 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.37%) Terminal Services
7 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (0.32%) vSphere
8 4 (0.21%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.16%) Docker
10 2 (0.11%) KVM
10 2 (0.11%) XenApp
10 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (1.60%) SCCM
2 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (0.48%) Autotask
4 7 (0.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (0.37%) SCOM
5 6 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (0.16%) Consul
6 3 (0.16%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.16%) Packer
6 3 (0.16%) Terraform
7 2 (0.11%) Ansible
7 2 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.11%) PaperCut
7 2 (0.11%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.053%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.053%) MobiControl
8 1 (0.053%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.053%) WSUS
Vendors
1 544 (29.01%) Microsoft
2 195 (10.40%) Databricks
3 78 (4.16%) Google
4 50 (2.67%) Apple
5 36 (1.92%) VMware
6 31 (1.65%) NEC
6 31 (1.65%) ServiceNow
7 30 (1.60%) Thales
8 28 (1.49%) Sun
9 19 (1.01%) Cisco
9 19 (1.01%) Oracle
10 16 (0.85%) HP
11 13 (0.69%) Veeam
12 12 (0.64%) Salesforce
13 11 (0.59%) Datto
14 10 (0.53%) Adobe
14 10 (0.53%) Meraki
15 9 (0.48%) SAP
16 8 (0.43%) Aruba
16 8 (0.43%) Sage