Period
to 24 August 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 24 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK
6 months to
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 911 1011 1064
Rank change year-on-year +100 +53 +121
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 267 234 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 0.44% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 215 207 177
UK median annual salary £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.17% +5.45% -3.51%
10th Percentile £18,731 £19,500 £19,200
90th Percentile £43,750 £44,449 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £27,000 £26,003
% change year-on-year +1.85% +3.83% -8.76%

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 42831 52615 59648
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.37% 26.79% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 32869 42504 47395
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,091 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.97% +5.23% -

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +90 248 £27,500 -8.10% 56
UK excluding London +57 208 £27,500 +1.85% 45
South East +91 68 £23,500 -27.69% 8
London +47 57 £27,000 -26.16% 13
North of England +21 51 £27,500 +3.77% 17
Midlands +40 33 £30,000 -6.33% 6
Yorkshire +36 26 £20,500 -22.64% 9
East of England -11 24 £45,000 +95.65% 12
North West -20 23 £35,000 +22.88% 3
West Midlands +46 22 £30,000 - 5
South West +13 16 £27,500 -8.33%
Wales +9 11 £27,500 +44.74%
East Midlands +4 11 £27,500 -19.25% 1
Scotland +7 5 £42,500 +31.58% 2
North East - 2 £27,500 - 5

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 157 (58.80%) Windows
2 130 (48.69%) Active Directory
3 117 (43.82%) Microsoft
4 82 (30.71%) VMware
5 81 (30.34%) Office 365
5 81 (30.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 72 (26.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 71 (26.59%) ITIL
8 64 (23.97%) Driving Licence
9 63 (23.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 62 (23.22%) Windows Server
11 56 (20.97%) Windows 7
12 53 (19.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 53 (19.85%) MCP
13 51 (19.10%) Hyper-V
14 49 (18.35%) Firewall
15 48 (17.98%) Microsoft Office
16 47 (17.60%) Cisco
16 47 (17.60%) MS Exchange
17 46 (17.23%) Google
18 44 (16.48%) CCNA
18 44 (16.48%) Cisco Certification
18 44 (16.48%) DHCP
18 44 (16.48%) DNS
19 43 (16.10%) Windows 8
20 41 (15.36%) MCSE
21 40 (14.98%) CCNP
21 40 (14.98%) G Suite
22 39 (14.61%) WLAN
23 38 (14.23%) .NET

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 47 (17.60%) MS Exchange
2 17 (6.37%) SharePoint
3 16 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (3.00%) FileNet
5 7 (2.62%) IIS
6 5 (1.87%) Drupal
6 5 (1.87%) Moodle
7 4 (1.50%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.75%) Apache
8 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.75%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.37%) CMS
9 1 (0.37%) DNN
9 1 (0.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 48 (17.98%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (1.87%) InfoPath
5 3 (1.12%) Adobe After Effects
5 3 (1.12%) Adobe Captivate
5 3 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (1.12%) Adobe Premiere
5 3 (1.12%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.37%) Lectora
7 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (3.00%) iTrent
2 8 (3.00%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 81 (30.34%) Office 365
2 40 (14.98%) G Suite
3 8 (3.00%) Oracle Service Cloud
4 7 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.87%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.50%) SaaS
7 2 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.75%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.75%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 49 (18.35%) Firewall
2 44 (16.48%) DHCP
2 44 (16.48%) DNS
3 39 (14.61%) WLAN
4 17 (6.37%) TCP/IP
5 14 (5.24%) Wireless
6 12 (4.49%) VoIP
7 11 (4.12%) Network Security
8 8 (3.00%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (3.00%) VLAN
9 7 (2.62%) Internet
10 6 (2.25%) LAN
10 6 (2.25%) WAN
11 5 (1.87%) SAN
12 4 (1.50%) VPN
13 3 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (0.75%) NAS
14 2 (0.75%) Unified Communications
15 1 (0.37%) Broadband
15 1 (0.37%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.74%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.25%) Big Data
3 4 (1.50%) MySQL
4 2 (0.75%) MS Access
4 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.37%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.37%) QlikView
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (6.37%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.75%) Visual Studio
3 8 (3.00%) JIRA
4 4 (1.50%) CruiseControl
4 4 (1.50%) Metasploit
5 3 (1.12%) Axure RP
5 3 (1.12%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (1.12%) Grunt
5 3 (1.12%) NetBeans
6 2 (0.75%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.75%) Subversion
7 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (10.11%) Finance
2 11 (4.12%) Games
3 9 (3.37%) Local Government
4 7 (2.62%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.87%) Law
6 4 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.50%) Marketing
7 2 (0.75%) Electronics
7 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.37%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) Front Office
8 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.37%) Legal
8 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (20.97%) IT Technician
2 46 (17.23%) Developer
3 44 (16.48%) IT Engineer
4 36 (13.48%) IT Support
5 30 (11.24%) Support Technician
6 28 (10.49%) Field Engineer
7 27 (10.11%) Analyst
8 22 (8.24%) IT Support Technician
8 22 (8.24%) Support Engineer
9 20 (7.49%) ICT Technician
10 17 (6.37%) Desktop Support
11 16 (5.99%) Active Directory Technician
11 16 (5.99%) Network Engineer
11 16 (5.99%) Server Engineer
12 14 (5.24%) C# Developer
12 14 (5.24%) IT Support Engineer
13 11 (4.12%) Active Directory Support
13 11 (4.12%) Consultant
13 11 (4.12%) ICT Support
14 10 (3.75%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (14.23%) .NET
2 33 (12.36%) CSS
2 33 (12.36%) HTML
3 27 (10.11%) Web Services
4 20 (7.49%) HTML5
5 19 (7.12%) jQuery
6 17 (6.37%) XML
7 15 (5.62%) CSS3
8 14 (5.24%) .NET Framework
9 12 (4.49%) AngularJS
10 11 (4.12%) LESS
11 10 (3.75%) ASP.NET
11 10 (3.75%) REST
11 10 (3.75%) Sass
11 10 (3.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (3.00%) JSON
12 8 (3.00%) WCF
13 7 (2.62%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (2.62%) KnockoutJS
13 7 (2.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 64 (23.97%) Driving Licence
2 25 (9.36%) iPad
3 12 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.12%) NHS
5 8 (3.00%) e-Learning
5 8 (3.00%) Fat Client
5 8 (3.00%) IVR
5 8 (3.00%) Replication
5 8 (3.00%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.62%) Online Games
7 6 (2.25%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.25%) Life Science
7 6 (2.25%) User Experience
8 5 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.50%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.50%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.50%) SCORM
9 4 (1.50%) Social Media
9 4 (1.50%) VLE
10 3 (1.12%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 157 (58.80%) Windows
2 81 (30.34%) Windows Server 2012
3 72 (26.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 62 (23.22%) Windows Server
5 56 (20.97%) Windows 7
6 43 (16.10%) Windows 8
7 28 (10.49%) Windows XP
8 16 (5.99%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.87%) Android
9 5 (1.87%) Unix
9 5 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.50%) Linux
11 2 (0.75%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (26.59%) ITIL
2 30 (11.24%) Time Management
3 26 (9.74%) CRM
4 25 (9.36%) ITIL V2
5 24 (8.99%) Hardware Maintenance
6 21 (7.87%) Kalman Filter
7 17 (6.37%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (5.24%) Break/Fix
9 13 (4.87%) Business Continuity
9 13 (4.87%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (4.49%) Scrum
10 12 (4.49%) Service Management
11 11 (4.12%) Line Management
11 11 (4.12%) MVC
11 11 (4.12%) PRINCE2
11 11 (4.12%) Project Management
12 10 (3.75%) Data Protection
12 10 (3.75%) Front End Development
12 10 (3.75%) OOP
13 9 (3.37%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (12.36%) C#
1 33 (12.36%) JavaScript
2 25 (9.36%) SQL
3 22 (8.24%) PHP
4 14 (5.24%) Java
5 4 (1.50%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.12%) C++
6 3 (1.12%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.75%) Ruby
7 2 (0.75%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.37%) C
8 1 (0.37%) Python
Qualifications
1 63 (23.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (19.85%) MCP
3 44 (16.48%) CCNA
3 44 (16.48%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (15.36%) MCSE
5 40 (14.98%) CCNP
6 33 (12.36%) A+ Certification
7 31 (11.61%) Security Cleared
8 20 (7.49%) MCSA
9 18 (6.74%) Degree
10 13 (4.87%) SC Cleared
11 4 (1.50%) CEH
11 4 (1.50%) CHECK Team Member
11 4 (1.50%) CREST Certified
11 4 (1.50%) Cyber Scheme
11 4 (1.50%) MCITP
11 4 (1.50%) OSCP
11 4 (1.50%) Tigerscheme
12 2 (0.75%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.99%) SLA
2 6 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.87%) WCAG
4 4 (1.50%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (1.12%) QA
6 2 (0.75%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 130 (48.69%) Active Directory
2 53 (19.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (19.10%) Hyper-V
4 14 (5.24%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (3.00%) DFS Replication
6 4 (1.50%) vSphere
7 3 (1.12%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (7.12%) WSUS
2 14 (5.24%) SCCM
3 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (1.87%) SCDPM
4 4 (1.50%) Nessus
5 3 (1.12%) Ansible
5 3 (1.12%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.12%) Puppet
6 2 (0.75%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.37%) Nagios
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 117 (43.82%) Microsoft
2 82 (30.71%) VMware
3 47 (17.60%) Cisco
4 46 (17.23%) Google
5 30 (11.24%) Citrix
6 16 (5.99%) Oracle
7 11 (4.12%) Apple
8 8 (3.00%) Adobe
8 8 (3.00%) Atlassian
8 8 (3.00%) Northgate
9 5 (1.87%) Cellebrite
9 5 (1.87%) HP
9 5 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.50%) Symantec
11 3 (1.12%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.75%) 3Com
12 2 (0.75%) Draytek
12 2 (0.75%) NetApp
12 2 (0.75%) Sophos
12 2 (0.75%) webMethods