Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 767 784 925
Rank change year-on-year +17 +141 +142
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 337 421 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 1.03% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 283 397 205
UK median annual salary £35,000 £26,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.08% -3.64% +3.77%
10th Percentile £20,000 £19,000 £18,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £48,750 £52,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,824 £28,000 £27,625
% change year-on-year +27.94% +1.36% +10.50%

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 35,397 40,945 42,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.63% 23.78% 24.96%
Number of salaries quoted 25,374 30,885 33,583
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,582 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.94% +4.90% -

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 19 June 2019.

Salary histogram for DBS Check in the UK

DBS Check
Top 14 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 19 June 2019. 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 +54 336 £34,500 +30.19% 29
UK excluding London +66 248 £35,824 +27.94% 27
North of England +82 100 £34,250 +5.38% 7
London +25 89 £25,000 - 5
South East +21 75 £37,500 +70.45% 6
North West +75 60 £31,010 +24.04% 1
Midlands +28 31 £35,500 +21.37% 3
East of England +74 28 £40,000 +60.00% 3
West Midlands +48 27 £35,000 +20.69% 1
Yorkshire -2 23 £37,500 +30.88% 3
North East +28 14 £42,500 -32.00% 3
South West -10 13 £30,756 -12.75% 5
East Midlands -4 4 £52,500 +61.54% 2
Scotland +5 1 £47,500 -24.00% 1

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 90 (26.71%) Windows
2 79 (23.44%) Microsoft
3 74 (21.96%) Active Directory
4 73 (21.66%) Finance
5 70 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (20.47%) Problem-Solving
7 67 (19.88%) Windows Server
8 60 (17.80%) Degree
9 50 (14.84%) DNS
9 50 (14.84%) DHCP
10 49 (14.54%) Microsoft Office
11 48 (14.24%) Cisco
12 44 (13.06%) Office 365
13 43 (12.76%) MS Exchange
13 43 (12.76%) Mentoring
14 42 (12.46%) VPN
15 39 (11.57%) SQL
16 37 (10.98%) Windows Server 2003
17 36 (10.68%) Windows 10
18 35 (10.39%) Local Government
19 34 (10.09%) TCP/IP
20 33 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
21 31 (9.20%) Driving Licence
22 30 (8.90%) Citrix
22 30 (8.90%) Project Management
23 29 (8.61%) Java
23 29 (8.61%) Google
23 29 (8.61%) Data Protection
24 28 (8.31%) OO
24 28 (8.31%) Firewall

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 43 (12.76%) MS Exchange
2 25 (7.42%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (1.78%) JBoss
3 6 (1.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.48%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.59%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.30%) CICS
8 1 (0.30%) CMS
8 1 (0.30%) IIS
8 1 (0.30%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 49 (14.54%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (6.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (2.67%) SPSS
5 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (13.06%) Office 365
2 12 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.08%) SaaS
5 2 (0.59%) GitHub
6 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.30%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 50 (14.84%) DHCP
1 50 (14.84%) DNS
2 42 (12.46%) VPN
3 34 (10.09%) TCP/IP
4 28 (8.31%) Firewall
5 27 (8.01%) VoIP
6 25 (7.42%) LAN
7 23 (6.82%) WAN
8 17 (5.04%) Wireless
9 10 (2.97%) Internet
9 10 (2.97%) IP Telephony
10 8 (2.37%) Intranet
11 7 (2.08%) BGP
11 7 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (2.08%) Cisco Firepower
11 7 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (2.08%) Ethernet
11 7 (2.08%) MPLS
12 6 (1.78%) VLAN
13 5 (1.48%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.56%) BusinessObjects
3 11 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.78%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (1.48%) MySQL
8 5 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.30%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.30%) DataStage
11 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (6.23%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.97%) Subversion
3 9 (2.67%) Cucumber
3 9 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.67%) Selenium
4 8 (2.37%) Gatling
4 8 (2.37%) JMeter
4 8 (2.37%) WebDriver
5 3 (0.89%) Jasmine
5 3 (0.89%) Maven
5 3 (0.89%) WinDbg
6 2 (0.59%) Ant
6 2 (0.59%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.30%) Gradle
7 1 (0.30%) Grunt
7 1 (0.30%) JIRA
7 1 (0.30%) JUnit
7 1 (0.30%) NUnit
General
1 73 (21.66%) Finance
2 35 (10.39%) Local Government
3 14 (4.15%) Marketing
4 13 (3.86%) Banking
5 9 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.08%) Legal
7 6 (1.78%) Retail
8 5 (1.48%) Games
8 5 (1.48%) Law
8 5 (1.48%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.19%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.89%) Back Office
10 3 (0.89%) Military
11 2 (0.59%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.30%) Electronics
12 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (14.24%) Developer
2 40 (11.87%) Field Engineer
3 37 (10.98%) Analyst
4 27 (8.01%) Software Developer
5 25 (7.42%) IT Manager
6 23 (6.82%) IT Engineer
7 20 (5.93%) Support Engineer
8 16 (4.75%) Senior Developer
9 15 (4.45%) IT Support
10 14 (4.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 14 (4.15%) ICT Technician
11 13 (3.86%) Project Manager
11 13 (3.86%) Support Analyst
12 12 (3.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 12 (3.56%) Software Engineer
13 11 (3.26%) Architect
13 11 (3.26%) Senior Software Developer
14 10 (2.97%) Java Developer
14 10 (2.97%) Support Technician
15 9 (2.67%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.93%) .NET
1 20 (5.93%) Web Services
2 14 (4.15%) .NET Framework
3 13 (3.86%) Spring
4 12 (3.56%) CSS
4 12 (3.56%) HTML
5 10 (2.97%) Sass
6 9 (2.67%) AngularJS
6 9 (2.67%) JSON
7 8 (2.37%) XML
8 7 (2.08%) jQuery
9 6 (1.78%) Apache CXF
9 6 (1.78%) Hibernate
9 6 (1.78%) OAuth
9 6 (1.78%) Spring Boot
10 4 (1.19%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.19%) React
11 3 (0.89%) HTML5
11 3 (0.89%) Vue.js
12 2 (0.59%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (9.20%) Driving Licence
3 18 (5.34%) e-Learning
4 15 (4.45%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.86%) NHS
6 11 (3.26%) Robotics
7 10 (2.97%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.67%) Data Centre
9 7 (2.08%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.48%) User Experience
11 4 (1.19%) Social Media
12 3 (0.89%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.89%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.89%) Handset
13 2 (0.59%) Learning Management System
13 2 (0.59%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.59%) SCORM
13 2 (0.59%) VLE
14 1 (0.30%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 90 (26.71%) Windows
2 67 (19.88%) Windows Server
3 37 (10.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (10.68%) Windows 10
5 21 (6.23%) Windows 7
6 16 (4.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (3.56%) Mac OS X
9 11 (3.26%) Linux
10 6 (1.78%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.48%) Debian
11 5 (1.48%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.19%) Android
12 4 (1.19%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.19%) Mac OS X Server
13 3 (0.89%) Unix
13 3 (0.89%) VxWorks
14 2 (0.59%) AIX
14 2 (0.59%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (20.47%) Problem-Solving
3 43 (12.76%) Mentoring
4 30 (8.90%) Project Management
5 29 (8.61%) Data Protection
6 28 (8.31%) OO
7 26 (7.72%) ITIL
8 24 (7.12%) Continuous Improvement
9 22 (6.53%) Software Engineering
10 21 (6.23%) Computer Science
10 21 (6.23%) Mathematics
10 21 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (5.93%) Fintech
11 20 (5.93%) Validation
11 20 (5.93%) Web Development
12 19 (5.64%) Component Testing
13 18 (5.34%) TDD
14 17 (5.04%) Machine Learning
15 16 (4.75%) Break/Fix
15 16 (4.75%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (11.57%) SQL
2 29 (8.61%) Java
3 25 (7.42%) C
4 21 (6.23%) C#
5 16 (4.75%) C++
6 13 (3.86%) JavaScript
7 11 (3.26%) Bash Shell
8 9 (2.67%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.78%) Korn
9 6 (1.78%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.48%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.48%) Python
10 5 (1.48%) Ruby
11 3 (0.89%) VBScript
12 2 (0.59%) ES6
13 1 (0.30%) COBOL
13 1 (0.30%) VB
13 1 (0.30%) VB6
Qualifications
1 60 (17.80%) Degree
2 17 (5.04%) CCNP
2 17 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (4.75%) A+ Certification
4 14 (4.15%) CCNA
4 14 (4.15%) MCP
5 12 (3.56%) Security Cleared
6 11 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (2.97%) CISSP
8 9 (2.67%) Master's Degree
9 8 (2.37%) CISM
9 8 (2.37%) MCSE
10 7 (2.08%) CCDP
10 7 (2.08%) CCIE
10 7 (2.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 4 (1.19%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (1.19%) PhD
12 3 (0.89%) ISEB
12 3 (0.89%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.89%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.75%) GDPR
2 13 (3.86%) QA
3 11 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (2.37%) SLA
5 7 (2.08%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.48%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.59%) PMO
9 1 (0.30%) COBIT
9 1 (0.30%) COSO
System Software
1 74 (21.96%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.56%) Hyper-V
3 11 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.37%) Docker
5 5 (1.48%) iptables
5 5 (1.48%) KVM
5 5 (1.48%) Xen
6 4 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.19%) XenApp
7 3 (0.89%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.89%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (2.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (1.48%) Ansible
2 5 (1.48%) HAProxy
2 5 (1.48%) Nagios
2 5 (1.48%) Puppet
2 5 (1.48%) ZABBIX
3 3 (0.89%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.89%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.59%) SCCM
5 1 (0.30%) cPanel
5 1 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 79 (23.44%) Microsoft
2 48 (14.24%) Cisco
3 30 (8.90%) Citrix
4 29 (8.61%) Google
5 20 (5.93%) VMware
6 19 (5.64%) HP
7 16 (4.75%) Dell
8 13 (3.86%) Samsung
8 13 (3.86%) Toshiba
8 13 (3.86%) Xerox
9 9 (2.67%) Apple
9 9 (2.67%) Oracle
10 8 (2.37%) SAP
11 6 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.48%) Twitter
13 3 (0.89%) Sonus
13 3 (0.89%) Veritas
13 3 (0.89%) WatchGuard
14 2 (0.59%) CommVault
14 2 (0.59%) IBM