Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 569 645 666
Rank change year-on-year +76 +21 +209
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 597 132 394
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.21% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.98% 1.03% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 283 101 319
10th Percentile £22,000 £24,500 £20,500
25th Percentile £25,616 £27,392 £24,774
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £32,538 £38,760 £35,510
Median % change year-on-year -16.05% +9.15% -5.31%
75th Percentile £50,000 £50,591 £46,562
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £60,110
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,538 £35,665 £37,000
% change year-on-year -8.77% -3.61% -1.33%

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 30,153 12,827 27,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.40% 20.21% 21.89%
Number of salaries quoted 15,391 9,435 20,826
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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 +110 563 £32,519 -15.54% 391
UK excluding London +116 502 £32,538 -8.77% 268
North of England +9 175 £45,000 - 67
Work from Home -56 168 £45,000 +38.46% 118
East of England +22 135 £32,150 -28.56% 33
North West +3 109 £44,250 -1.67% 32
South East -49 75 £29,000 -27.50% 73
Midlands -43 74 £23,967 -31.52% 62
West Midlands -15 65 £23,967 -52.07% 41
London -180 63 £30,000 -31.43% 135
Yorkshire -24 57 £47,500 +79.25% 29
South West -7 45 £24,000 -41.71% 21
North East -21 9 - - 6
East Midlands -60 8 - - 20
Wales -46 2 £37,500 +14.87%
Scotland -69 1 £32,538 +25.15% 12

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 311 (52.09%) Social Skills
2 258 (43.22%) Public Sector
3 226 (37.86%) Service Design
4 222 (37.19%) NEC
4 222 (37.19%) Northgate
5 215 (36.01%) Microsoft
6 157 (26.30%) Windows
7 135 (22.61%) Problem-Solving
8 130 (21.78%) SQL
9 124 (20.77%) Microsoft Excel
10 122 (20.44%) Self-Motivation
11 106 (17.76%) ITIL
12 98 (16.42%) Service Management
13 97 (16.25%) Security Cleared
14 95 (15.91%) Finance
15 93 (15.58%) Active Directory
16 92 (15.41%) Agile Software Development
17 88 (14.74%) Local Government
18 85 (14.24%) SLA
19 84 (14.07%) Incident Management
20 83 (13.90%) Azure
20 83 (13.90%) Analytics
21 78 (13.07%) Microsoft 365
21 78 (13.07%) Degree
22 76 (12.73%) Inclusion and Diversity
23 73 (12.23%) Problem Management
24 71 (11.89%) C#
25 67 (11.22%) NHS
26 66 (11.06%) C
26 66 (11.06%) .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 24 (4.02%) MS Exchange
2 18 (3.02%) IIS
3 14 (2.35%) Apache
3 14 (2.35%) JBoss
3 14 (2.35%) Jetty
3 14 (2.35%) nginx
3 14 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.35%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.17%) CICS
5 5 (0.84%) SAS
6 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.34%) WordPress
8 1 (0.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 124 (20.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (9.55%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.17%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 5 (0.84%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.34%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.17%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 83 (13.90%) Azure
2 78 (13.07%) Microsoft 365
3 37 (6.20%) Google Workspace
4 18 (3.02%) PaaS
5 17 (2.85%) AWS
6 5 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.84%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.84%) SaaS
7 4 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.67%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.67%) Azure Sentinel
7 4 (0.67%) GitHub
7 4 (0.67%) Power Platform
8 3 (0.50%) npm
8 3 (0.50%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.50%) Serverless
9 1 (0.17%) Figma
Communications & Networking
1 57 (9.55%) VoIP
2 35 (5.86%) Firewall
3 27 (4.52%) Wireless
4 20 (3.35%) VPN
5 19 (3.18%) DNS
6 15 (2.51%) VLAN
7 14 (2.35%) DHCP
7 14 (2.35%) LAN
7 14 (2.35%) TCP/IP
8 12 (2.01%) Internet
9 10 (1.68%) Broadband
9 10 (1.68%) WAN
10 9 (1.51%) HTTP
11 8 (1.34%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (1.01%) SAN
13 5 (0.84%) Network Security
13 5 (0.84%) Structured Cabling
14 4 (0.67%) Wireshark
15 3 (0.50%) Ethernet
15 3 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.19%) SQL Server 2014
3 23 (3.85%) MySQL
4 15 (2.51%) Relational Database
5 14 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (1.51%) DataStage
6 9 (1.51%) RDBMS
6 9 (1.51%) Redis
7 6 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (0.84%) MS Access
8 5 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.67%) Power BI
10 3 (0.50%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.34%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.34%) Sisense
11 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.17%) Data Lake
12 1 (0.17%) Metadata
12 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 42 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
1 42 (7.04%) Visual Studio
2 28 (4.69%) GitLab
3 23 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 21 (3.52%) Maven
5 19 (3.18%) Git (software)
6 14 (2.35%) Vagrant
7 7 (1.17%) JIRA
8 6 (1.01%) CruiseControl
9 4 (0.67%) Ant
9 4 (0.67%) Selenium
10 3 (0.50%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.50%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.50%) Gradle
10 3 (0.50%) Grunt
10 3 (0.50%) gulp
10 3 (0.50%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.50%) Subversion
11 2 (0.34%) JMeter
General
1 311 (52.09%) Social Skills
2 258 (43.22%) Public Sector
3 95 (15.91%) Finance
4 88 (14.74%) Local Government
5 76 (12.73%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 57 (9.55%) Retail
7 55 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
8 52 (8.71%) Social Housing
9 39 (6.53%) Influencing Skills
10 35 (5.86%) Banking
11 27 (4.52%) Organisational Skills
12 23 (3.85%) Presentation Skills
13 21 (3.52%) Documentation Skills
14 20 (3.35%) Legal
15 17 (2.85%) Law
16 15 (2.51%) Marketing
17 6 (1.01%) Retail Banking
18 4 (0.67%) Advertising
19 3 (0.50%) Military
20 2 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 115 (19.26%) Analyst
2 59 (9.88%) Consultant
2 59 (9.88%) Developer
3 54 (9.05%) Incident Analyst
3 54 (9.05%) Major Incident Analyst
4 51 (8.54%) Implementation Consultant
5 37 (6.20%) IT Technician
6 31 (5.19%) IT Support
7 29 (4.86%) Support Engineer
8 26 (4.36%) 2nd Line Support
9 23 (3.85%) Support Analyst
10 22 (3.69%) Field Engineer
11 21 (3.52%) .NET Developer
11 21 (3.52%) IT Engineer
11 21 (3.52%) QA Engineer
12 20 (3.35%) Automation Engineer
12 20 (3.35%) QA Automation Engineer
13 19 (3.18%) Senior Analyst
14 17 (2.85%) Java Developer
14 17 (2.85%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (11.06%) .NET
2 40 (6.70%) HTML
3 35 (5.86%) XML
4 34 (5.70%) .NET Framework
4 34 (5.70%) Spring
5 33 (5.53%) JSON
6 32 (5.36%) HTML5
7 25 (4.19%) jQuery
8 24 (4.02%) Ajax
8 24 (4.02%) CSS
9 20 (3.35%) ASP.NET
9 20 (3.35%) Spring Boot
10 19 (3.18%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (3.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 18 (3.02%) AngularJS
11 18 (3.02%) KnockoutJS
11 18 (3.02%) XSLT
12 14 (2.35%) ActiveMQ
12 14 (2.35%) CSS3
12 14 (2.35%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 122 (20.44%) Self-Motivation
2 67 (11.22%) NHS
3 58 (9.72%) Client/Server
4 55 (9.21%) Housing Association
5 38 (6.37%) Driving Licence
6 29 (4.86%) User Experience
7 24 (4.02%) Legacy Code
8 20 (3.35%) Data Centre
9 18 (3.02%) Management Information System
10 13 (2.18%) Mainframe
11 10 (1.68%) IBM Mainframe
12 9 (1.51%) Social Media
13 7 (1.17%) Online Banking
14 6 (1.01%) Mobile App
15 4 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
15 4 (0.67%) iPad
16 3 (0.50%) VSAM
17 2 (0.34%) Algorithms
17 2 (0.34%) Mobile Banking
17 2 (0.34%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 157 (26.30%) Windows
2 59 (9.88%) Unix
3 55 (9.21%) Windows Server
4 43 (7.20%) Linux
5 27 (4.52%) Windows 10
6 22 (3.69%) Windows Server 2016
7 20 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (3.18%) Windows 7
8 19 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (3.02%) Windows Server 2019
10 17 (2.85%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.17%) AIX
11 7 (1.17%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.84%) Android
12 5 (0.84%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.84%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.50%) Solaris
14 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (37.86%) Service Design
2 135 (22.61%) Problem-Solving
3 106 (17.76%) ITIL
4 98 (16.42%) Service Management
5 92 (15.41%) Agile Software Development
6 84 (14.07%) Incident Management
7 83 (13.90%) Analytics
8 73 (12.23%) Problem Management
9 62 (10.39%) Major Incident Management
10 58 (9.72%) DevOps
11 56 (9.38%) Housing Management
12 51 (8.54%) Asset Management
12 51 (8.54%) Data Entry
13 49 (8.21%) Validation
14 44 (7.37%) Scrum
15 41 (6.87%) Test Automation
16 38 (6.37%) Software Engineering
17 35 (5.86%) Computer Science
18 34 (5.70%) SDLC
19 33 (5.53%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 130 (21.78%) SQL
2 71 (11.89%) C#
3 66 (11.06%) C
4 57 (9.55%) JavaScript
5 40 (6.70%) Java
6 19 (3.18%) Java 8
7 18 (3.02%) PowerShell
8 11 (1.84%) Python
9 6 (1.01%) COBOL
10 5 (0.84%) Java 11
10 5 (0.84%) PHP
10 5 (0.84%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.67%) AWK
11 4 (0.67%) F#
11 4 (0.67%) Korn
11 4 (0.67%) Perl
12 3 (0.50%) C++
12 3 (0.50%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.34%) VBA
14 1 (0.17%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 97 (16.25%) Security Cleared
2 78 (13.07%) Degree
3 28 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 26 (4.36%) SC Cleared
5 25 (4.19%) ISEB
5 25 (4.19%) ISTQB
6 24 (4.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.34%) Postgraduate
9 5 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.67%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.50%) GIAC
11 3 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.50%) PhD
12 2 (0.34%) Chartered Engineer
12 2 (0.34%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.34%) MCP
13 1 (0.17%) CompTIA Security+
13 1 (0.17%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (14.24%) SLA
2 37 (6.20%) QA
3 27 (4.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (3.69%) GDPR
5 16 (2.68%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (2.35%) NCSC
7 10 (1.68%) PCI DSS
8 6 (1.01%) NIST
9 5 (0.84%) ISAE 3402
9 5 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.67%) Accessibility
11 3 (0.50%) PMO
12 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.17%) HL7
12 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 93 (15.58%) Active Directory
2 43 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (6.53%) Docker
4 27 (4.52%) Hyper-V
5 24 (4.02%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (2.35%) KVM
7 13 (2.18%) Virtual Servers
8 12 (2.01%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.67%) Snort
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.17%) RACF
10 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 41 (6.87%) Kubernetes
2 22 (3.69%) Terraform
3 14 (2.35%) Consul
3 14 (2.35%) Packer
4 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.67%) Nagios
5 4 (0.67%) Nessus
6 3 (0.50%) Ansible
7 2 (0.34%) SCCM
8 1 (0.17%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.17%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.17%) QRadar
8 1 (0.17%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.17%) zSecure
Vendors
1 222 (37.19%) NEC
1 222 (37.19%) Northgate
2 215 (36.01%) Microsoft
3 52 (8.71%) VMware
4 30 (5.03%) Google
5 24 (4.02%) HP
6 18 (3.02%) Cisco
7 16 (2.68%) IBM
7 16 (2.68%) Oracle
8 12 (2.01%) Citrix
9 11 (1.84%) Sun
10 9 (1.51%) Dynatrace
11 8 (1.34%) Apple
12 6 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.84%) Dell
13 5 (0.84%) Sophos
13 5 (0.84%) WatchGuard
14 4 (0.67%) SAP
14 4 (0.67%) ServiceNow
15 3 (0.50%) CA