Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 745 930 1038
Rank change year-on-year +185 +108 +69
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 446 268 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.11% 0.62% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 414 211 207
UK median annual salary £28,000 £27,500 £28,130
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.82% -2.24% +2.29%
10th Percentile £19,000 £18,718 £19,500
90th Percentile £55,204 £46,250 £44,082
UK excluding London median annual salary £28,652 £27,500 £26,500
% change year-on-year +4.19% +3.77% +1.90%

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 40,078 43,403 53,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.68% 24.53% 26.98%
Number of salaries quoted 29,795 33,354 43,162
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 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 +206 429 £28,000 +1.82% 130
UK excluding London +96 284 £28,652 +4.19% 106
London +128 151 £28,000 +3.70% 26
South East +7 90 £22,500 -4.26% 27
Midlands +48 67 £32,500 +8.33% 26
North of England +44 67 £39,500 +43.64% 34
East Midlands +46 49 £35,000 +3.70% 6
South West +26 32 £37,500 +36.36% 4
North West +19 29 £35,000 - 10
Yorkshire +33 26 £32,500 +58.54% 21
East of England +23 18 £23,000 -48.89% 13
West Midlands +15 18 £30,000 - 20
North East -18 12 £62,500 +127.27% 3
Scotland -5 10 £62,500 +47.06%

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 204 (45.74%) Microsoft
2 191 (42.83%) Active Directory
3 150 (33.63%) Windows
4 149 (33.41%) Apple
5 135 (30.27%) DHCP
6 133 (29.82%) DNS
7 95 (21.30%) VMware
8 90 (20.18%) Hyper-V
9 86 (19.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 82 (18.39%) Finance
11 77 (17.26%) Driving Licence
12 75 (16.82%) MCP
12 75 (16.82%) Agile Software Development
13 68 (15.25%) SQL Server
13 68 (15.25%) Security Cleared
14 65 (14.57%) MCSA
15 64 (14.35%) SQL
16 62 (13.90%) MCSE
17 60 (13.45%) Windows Server
18 55 (12.33%) MCTS
19 53 (11.88%) Mac OS X
20 51 (11.43%) iPad
21 47 (10.54%) Firewall
22 45 (10.09%) Project Management
22 45 (10.09%) JavaScript
23 43 (9.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 42 (9.42%) BC Cleared
25 40 (8.97%) ITIL
26 39 (8.74%) Web Development
26 39 (8.74%) Analytical Skills

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 37 (8.30%) MS Exchange
2 23 (5.16%) SharePoint
3 17 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (3.81%) Moodle
4 16 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.02%) NServiceBus
6 8 (1.79%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.12%) CMS
8 5 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.12%) Sitefinity
9 4 (0.90%) Alfresco
9 4 (0.90%) JBoss
9 4 (0.90%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.67%) Apache
10 3 (0.67%) Confluence
11 2 (0.45%) nginx
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 28 (6.28%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.28%) Office 365
2 11 (2.47%) GitHub
3 9 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.12%) Mimecast
6 4 (0.90%) NuGet
6 4 (0.90%) PaaS
7 3 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.45%) Serverless
9 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 135 (30.27%) DHCP
2 133 (29.82%) DNS
3 47 (10.54%) Firewall
4 16 (3.59%) SAN
5 13 (2.91%) TCP/IP
6 12 (2.69%) WAN
7 11 (2.47%) LAN
8 10 (2.24%) Wireless
9 6 (1.35%) Skype
9 6 (1.35%) VLAN
10 5 (1.12%) VPN
11 4 (0.90%) VoIP
12 3 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.45%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (0.45%) Ethernet
13 2 (0.45%) WLAN
14 1 (0.22%) Cisco Nexus
14 1 (0.22%) HTTP
14 1 (0.22%) NetScaler
14 1 (0.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.05%) MySQL
3 16 (3.59%) SSDT
4 12 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (0.90%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.67%) Big Data
10 2 (0.45%) Amazon Aurora
10 2 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.45%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (4.71%) Octopus Deploy
2 18 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.02%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.12%) Mercurial
4 5 (1.12%) Subversion
5 4 (0.90%) JUnit
5 4 (0.90%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.67%) JIRA
7 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 82 (18.39%) Finance
2 20 (4.48%) Retail
3 14 (3.14%) Banking
4 7 (1.57%) Advertising
5 6 (1.35%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.12%) Marketing
6 5 (1.12%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.90%) Billing
7 4 (0.90%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.67%) Legal
8 3 (0.67%) Publishing
9 2 (0.45%) Local Government
10 1 (0.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 76 (17.04%) Support Engineer
2 63 (14.13%) Developer
3 56 (12.56%) IT Engineer
4 44 (9.87%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 38 (8.52%) Analyst
6 37 (8.30%) IT Support
7 35 (7.85%) Consultant
8 33 (7.40%) IT Support Engineer
9 28 (6.28%) 2nd Line Support
10 26 (5.83%) Software Developer
11 25 (5.61%) Support Technician
12 24 (5.38%) 1st Line Support
13 22 (4.93%) Senior Developer
14 21 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 20 (4.48%) 1st Line Engineer
15 20 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
16 18 (4.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 18 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 17 (3.81%) Applications Developer
17 17 (3.81%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.30%) HTML
2 33 (7.40%) CSS
3 32 (7.17%) .NET
4 14 (3.14%) jQuery
5 13 (2.91%) AngularJS
6 11 (2.47%) Web Services
6 11 (2.47%) WinForms
7 10 (2.24%) HTML5
8 9 (2.02%) ASP.NET
9 8 (1.79%) RESTful
9 8 (1.79%) Spring
10 7 (1.57%) Django
11 6 (1.35%) Hibernate
12 5 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (1.12%) Java EE
12 5 (1.12%) XML
13 4 (0.90%) J2EE
13 4 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
13 4 (0.90%) REST
14 3 (0.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 77 (17.26%) Driving Licence
2 51 (11.43%) iPad
3 39 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (8.52%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (4.71%) User Experience
6 19 (4.26%) Management Information System
7 18 (4.04%) Blackberry
7 18 (4.04%) Fintech
8 16 (3.59%) VLE
9 15 (3.36%) NHS
10 11 (2.47%) Data Centre
11 8 (1.79%) Graphic Design
11 8 (1.79%) Replication
12 7 (1.57%) Mobile App
13 6 (1.35%) e-Learning
14 4 (0.90%) CMDB
15 3 (0.67%) Clustering
15 3 (0.67%) FMCG
15 3 (0.67%) Social Media
16 2 (0.45%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 150 (33.63%) Windows
2 60 (13.45%) Windows Server
3 53 (11.88%) Mac OS X
4 29 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (4.26%) Windows 7
7 15 (3.36%) Linux
8 12 (2.69%) Windows 10
9 9 (2.02%) Windows XP
10 8 (1.79%) Android
11 6 (1.35%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.35%) Mac OS
11 6 (1.35%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.12%) Unix
13 2 (0.45%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.45%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (16.82%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (10.09%) Project Management
3 40 (8.97%) ITIL
4 39 (8.74%) Web Development
5 35 (7.85%) Problem-Solving
6 34 (7.62%) Service Delivery
7 27 (6.05%) Service Management
8 23 (5.16%) Business Analysis
9 22 (4.93%) Mathematics
10 20 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (4.48%) Mentoring
11 18 (4.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (4.04%) Data Modelling
12 17 (3.81%) Test Automation
13 16 (3.59%) Cybersecurity
13 16 (3.59%) Incident Management
14 13 (2.91%) Data Protection
14 13 (2.91%) SDLC
14 13 (2.91%) Tech Ops
14 13 (2.91%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (14.35%) SQL
2 45 (10.09%) JavaScript
3 29 (6.50%) PHP
4 18 (4.04%) Java
5 16 (3.59%) PowerShell
6 13 (2.91%) C#
7 11 (2.47%) VB.NET
8 9 (2.02%) Python
9 5 (1.12%) Java 8
10 4 (0.90%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.67%) C++
11 3 (0.67%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.45%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.45%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.45%) Scala
13 1 (0.22%) C
13 1 (0.22%) Korn
13 1 (0.22%) Perl
13 1 (0.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 86 (19.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (16.82%) MCP
3 68 (15.25%) Security Cleared
4 65 (14.57%) MCSA
5 62 (13.90%) MCSE
6 55 (12.33%) MCTS
7 42 (9.42%) BC Cleared
8 37 (8.30%) Degree
9 19 (4.26%) SC Cleared
10 16 (3.59%) MCPD
11 7 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 6 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (1.35%) ISEB
13 5 (1.12%) APMP
13 5 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.90%) A+ Certification
14 4 (0.90%) CITP
14 4 (0.90%) MBA
14 4 (0.90%) Postgraduate
15 3 (0.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (9.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (8.52%) ISO 9001
3 36 (8.07%) GDPR
4 20 (4.48%) QA
5 11 (2.47%) PMO
6 7 (1.57%) ISO 22301
7 6 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (1.35%) PCI DSS
7 6 (1.35%) SLA
8 5 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 4 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 191 (42.83%) Active Directory
2 90 (20.18%) Hyper-V
3 34 (7.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.57%) XenApp
6 6 (1.35%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.67%) vSphere
8 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (2.24%) SCCM
2 3 (0.67%) SCOM
3 2 (0.45%) EnCase
3 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.45%) Nessus
3 2 (0.45%) WSUS
4 1 (0.22%) Ansible
4 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.22%) Cacti
4 1 (0.22%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.22%) Munin
4 1 (0.22%) Nagios
4 1 (0.22%) Puppet
4 1 (0.22%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 204 (45.74%) Microsoft
2 149 (33.41%) Apple
3 95 (21.30%) VMware
4 14 (3.14%) Cisco
5 13 (2.91%) Veeam
6 10 (2.24%) Citrix
6 10 (2.24%) Dell
7 9 (2.02%) Oracle
8 8 (1.79%) WatchGuard
9 7 (1.57%) Google
10 6 (1.35%) Acronis
11 5 (1.12%) HP
12 4 (0.90%) Apigee
12 4 (0.90%) Juniper
12 4 (0.90%) Samsung
12 4 (0.90%) Thales
12 4 (0.90%) Toshiba
12 4 (0.90%) Xerox
13 3 (0.67%) Cellebrite
13 3 (0.67%) Salesforce.com