Period
to 27 September 2021

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 27 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 660 591 711
Rank change year-on-year -69 +120 +112
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 396 93 421
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.20% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.51% 0.89% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 225 72 341
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,075 £20,500
25th Percentile £24,250 £26,235 £23,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £34,497 £38,000 £31,257
Median % change year-on-year -9.22% +21.57% +4.19%
75th Percentile £48,319 £58,750 £45,952
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,538 £37,500 £32,750
% change year-on-year -13.23% +14.50% +0.77%

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 26,291 10,503 32,864
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.54% 22.04% 23.41%
Number of salaries quoted 14,735 8,012 24,314
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,750
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,117 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.06% +7.78% -

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 27 September 2021.

Salary histogram for DBS Check in the UK

DBS Check
Top 16 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 27 September 2021. 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 -66 356 £32,538 -14.37% 223
UK excluding London -33 292 £32,538 -13.23% 189
South East -97 90 £36,500 +21.67% 41
Work from Home -211 80 £45,000 +47.54% 48
North of England -85 75 £43,500 +12.31% 48
London -206 67 £34,325 -35.22% 41
North West -56 60 £43,500 +2.35% 20
South West -68 44 £32,000 -22.28% 24
Midlands -100 37 £23,000 -23.33% 44
East of England -63 33 £25,000 -64.29% 24
West Midlands -77 31 £23,000 -38.67% 21
Wales -34 11 £47,500 +45.50% 4
Yorkshire -98 11 £50,000 +63.93% 24
East Midlands -79 6 £34,497 +53.32% 23
North East - 4 - - 4
Scotland - 3 £32,538 - 4

For the 6 months to 27 September 2021, 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.

1 127 (32.07%) Social Skills
2 106 (26.77%) Windows
3 79 (19.95%) Degree
4 72 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 67 (16.92%) Finance
6 62 (15.66%) Problem-Solving
7 54 (13.64%) Microsoft
8 52 (13.13%) Microsoft 365
9 50 (12.63%) Coaching
9 50 (12.63%) VMware
10 49 (12.37%) Driving Licence
11 46 (11.62%) Agile Software Development
12 45 (11.36%) Mentoring
13 44 (11.11%) Windows Server
14 43 (10.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 39 (9.85%) Java
15 39 (9.85%) Azure
16 38 (9.60%) SQL
17 37 (9.34%) Data Centre
18 35 (8.84%) Python
19 33 (8.33%) Local Government
19 33 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
20 32 (8.08%) Retail
21 31 (7.83%) Firewall
21 31 (7.83%) ITIL
22 30 (7.58%) Legal
22 30 (7.58%) Software Engineering
23 29 (7.32%) MySQL
23 29 (7.32%) Line Management
23 29 (7.32%) Apple iOS

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 19 (4.80%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.54%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.53%) Apache
3 10 (2.53%) IIS
4 7 (1.77%) SAS
5 4 (1.01%) CICS
6 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.76%) JBoss
6 3 (0.76%) nginx
7 2 (0.51%) WordPress
8 1 (0.25%) Confluence
8 1 (0.25%) Jetty
8 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.01%) Simulink
5 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.25%) Figma
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.25%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 52 (13.13%) Microsoft 365
2 39 (9.85%) Azure
3 28 (7.07%) GitHub
4 26 (6.57%) AWS
5 8 (2.02%) Amazon Cognito
5 8 (2.02%) Serverless
6 7 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.26%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (1.26%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.76%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.76%) Google Workspace
9 2 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.51%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (0.51%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.51%) AWS Fargate
9 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.51%) SaaS
9 2 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.83%) Firewall
2 27 (6.82%) DNS
3 26 (6.57%) DHCP
4 25 (6.31%) Wireless
5 17 (4.29%) MPLS
6 16 (4.04%) Ethernet
6 16 (4.04%) VLAN
7 15 (3.79%) VPN
8 14 (3.54%) HTTP
9 12 (3.03%) Internet
10 11 (2.78%) TCP/IP
10 11 (2.78%) VPLS
11 10 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (1.77%) LAN
12 7 (1.77%) WAN
13 6 (1.52%) VoIP
14 4 (1.01%) Broadband
14 4 (1.01%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 4 (1.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 3 (0.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.32%) MySQL
2 21 (5.30%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (5.30%) Redis
2 21 (5.30%) Relational Database
3 16 (4.04%) RDBMS
3 16 (4.04%) SQL Server
4 12 (3.03%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (2.02%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.77%) DataStage
7 5 (1.26%) Amazon Aurora
8 4 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.25%) GIS
9 1 (0.25%) Informix
9 1 (0.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.25%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 15 (3.79%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.54%) CocoaPods
2 14 (3.54%) Xcode
3 6 (1.52%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.26%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.26%) Sourcetree
5 4 (1.01%) GitLab
5 4 (1.01%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.76%) JIRA
6 3 (0.76%) Maven
6 3 (0.76%) Selenium
7 2 (0.51%) Fiddler
7 2 (0.51%) JMeter
7 2 (0.51%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.51%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.25%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.25%) Gradle
8 1 (0.25%) gulp
8 1 (0.25%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
General
1 127 (32.07%) Social Skills
2 67 (16.92%) Finance
3 43 (10.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 33 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (8.33%) Local Government
5 32 (8.08%) Retail
6 30 (7.58%) Legal
7 27 (6.82%) Public Sector
8 15 (3.79%) Influencing Skills
9 14 (3.54%) Marketing
10 12 (3.03%) Organisational Skills
11 10 (2.53%) Banking
11 10 (2.53%) Games
11 10 (2.53%) Presentation Skills
12 8 (2.02%) Law
13 5 (1.26%) Documentation Skills
14 3 (0.76%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.51%) German Language
16 1 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 46 (11.62%) Developer
2 33 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 27 (6.82%) Analyst
3 27 (6.82%) IT Technician
4 25 (6.31%) Software Developer
5 24 (6.06%) Head of Operations
6 23 (5.81%) IT Support
7 19 (4.80%) IT Engineer
8 18 (4.55%) Customer Service Advisor
9 17 (4.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 16 (4.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 16 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (3.79%) Digital Developer
12 14 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support
12 14 (3.54%) iOS Developer
12 14 (3.54%) Team Leader
13 13 (3.28%) Field Engineer
14 12 (3.03%) Software Engineer
15 11 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 11 (2.78%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.07%) AngularJS
2 23 (5.81%) Node.js
3 22 (5.56%) .NET
3 22 (5.56%) Web Services
4 21 (5.30%) Spring
5 15 (3.79%) REST
6 14 (3.54%) .NET Framework
6 14 (3.54%) Classic ASP
6 14 (3.54%) Cocoa
6 14 (3.54%) Core Data
6 14 (3.54%) Django
6 14 (3.54%) Laravel
6 14 (3.54%) Razor View Engine
7 12 (3.03%) CSS
7 12 (3.03%) EDI
7 12 (3.03%) JSON
7 12 (3.03%) XML
8 9 (2.27%) Sass
9 8 (2.02%) Flask
10 5 (1.26%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.37%) Driving Licence
2 37 (9.34%) Data Centre
3 26 (6.57%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (5.56%) Mobile App
5 21 (5.30%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.78%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.27%) User Experience
8 8 (2.02%) Social Media
9 6 (1.52%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.01%) iPad
10 4 (1.01%) NHS
10 4 (1.01%) Over-the-Top Content
11 3 (0.76%) BYOD
11 3 (0.76%) VSAM
12 2 (0.51%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
13 1 (0.25%) CMDB
13 1 (0.25%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.25%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 106 (26.77%) Windows
2 44 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 29 (7.32%) Android
3 29 (7.32%) Apple iOS
4 23 (5.81%) Linux
5 21 (5.30%) Windows 10
6 18 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (3.79%) Windows Server 2019
8 13 (3.28%) Windows Server 2016
9 11 (2.78%) Mac OS X
9 11 (2.78%) Unix
10 10 (2.53%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (1.52%) Solaris
13 5 (1.26%) AIX
14 3 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.76%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.51%) CentOS
15 2 (0.51%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (15.66%) Problem-Solving
2 50 (12.63%) Coaching
3 46 (11.62%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (11.36%) Mentoring
5 31 (7.83%) ITIL
6 30 (7.58%) Software Engineering
7 29 (7.32%) Line Management
8 28 (7.07%) Migration
9 25 (6.31%) Performance Management
10 23 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
10 23 (5.81%) Performance Improvement
11 22 (5.56%) Data Analysis
11 22 (5.56%) Information Security
12 21 (5.30%) Data Privacy
13 20 (5.05%) Test Automation
14 19 (4.80%) Service Management
15 18 (4.55%) Risk Management
15 18 (4.55%) Test Scripting
15 18 (4.55%) Workflow
16 17 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 39 (9.85%) Java
2 38 (9.60%) SQL
3 35 (8.84%) Python
4 27 (6.82%) C#
5 21 (5.30%) JavaScript
6 14 (3.54%) Apple Swift
7 12 (3.03%) C
8 11 (2.78%) PHP
9 8 (2.02%) C++
10 6 (1.52%) Java 8
11 5 (1.26%) Java 11
11 5 (1.26%) PHP 7
12 4 (1.01%) COBOL
12 4 (1.01%) Fortran
12 4 (1.01%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.76%) AWK
13 3 (0.76%) Korn
13 3 (0.76%) Perl
13 3 (0.76%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 79 (19.95%) Degree
2 21 (5.30%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (2.02%) PhD
6 7 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.52%) Postgraduate
8 4 (1.01%) CCDP
8 4 (1.01%) CCNP
8 4 (1.01%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.51%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.25%) CCSA
11 1 (0.25%) CEH
11 1 (0.25%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (0.25%) NVQ Level 3
11 1 (0.25%) NVQ Level 4
11 1 (0.25%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.80%) SLA
2 18 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (3.03%) QA
4 9 (2.27%) GDPR
5 7 (1.77%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.26%) ISAE 3402
6 5 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (1.26%) NIST
7 4 (1.01%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.76%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.51%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.51%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.51%) PMO
10 1 (0.25%) HL7
System Software
1 72 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 28 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (6.82%) Docker
4 20 (5.05%) Hyper-V
5 13 (3.28%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.76%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.51%) iptables
8 2 (0.51%) Postfix
8 2 (0.51%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.25%) KVM
9 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (6.06%) Kubernetes
2 11 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (2.27%) Ansible
4 8 (2.02%) Terraform
5 6 (1.52%) Packer
6 3 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.51%) Puppet
8 1 (0.25%) Consul
8 1 (0.25%) Nessus
8 1 (0.25%) QRadar
8 1 (0.25%) SCCM
8 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 54 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 50 (12.63%) VMware
3 20 (5.05%) Oracle
4 16 (4.04%) Dynatrace
5 13 (3.28%) Adobe
5 13 (3.28%) Google
6 12 (3.03%) Apple
6 12 (3.03%) Cisco
7 11 (2.78%) HP
8 8 (2.02%) BT
8 8 (2.02%) IBM
8 8 (2.02%) Sun
9 6 (1.52%) CA
9 6 (1.52%) NEC
9 6 (1.52%) Northgate
9 6 (1.52%) Palo Alto
9 6 (1.52%) YouTube
10 5 (1.26%) Aruba
11 4 (1.01%) F5
11 4 (1.01%) SAP