Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK
6 months to
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 663 788 816
Rank change year-on-year +125 +28 +142
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 210 313 389
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.11% 0.89% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 185 301 384
Median annual salary £41,606 £35,510 £26,576
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.17% +33.62% -3.36%
10th Percentile £20,000 £20,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £68,805 £60,550 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,897 £37,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year +11.73% +33.93% +1.82%

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 18,880 35,221 40,803
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.56% 24.70% 23.72%
Number of salaries quoted 13,782 25,140 30,781
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,271
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.48% +9.49%
10th Percentile £28,772 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £84,875 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%

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 3 June 2020.

Salary histogram for DBS Check in the UK

DBS Check
Top 17 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 3 June 2020. 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 +107 199 £41,897 +19.71% 49
UK excluding London +112 163 £41,897 +11.73% 45
South East +119 72 £47,500 +16.38% 14
Work from Home +77 61 £42,240 +1.46% 10
London +98 43 £40,000 +60.00% 4
North of England +76 43 £31,750 -2.31% 17
North West +80 36 £40,000 +33.33% 11
Midlands +84 26 £29,638 -17.67% 1
East Midlands +71 13 £29,638 -46.11%
West Midlands +58 13 £23,500 -34.72% 1
South West +74 11 £41,606 +35.28% 10
Yorkshire +91 6 £30,000 -20.00% 5
East of England +57 4 £27,000 -32.50% 3
Scotland +70 3 £20,000 -57.89%
Northern Ireland - 3 £27,500 -
North East +1 1 £20,000 -52.94% 1
Wales - 1 £92,500 -

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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 62 (29.52%) Degree
2 61 (29.05%) Windows
3 53 (25.24%) Office 365
4 50 (23.81%) Mentoring
5 46 (21.90%) Finance
6 45 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 39 (18.57%) Windows Server
8 37 (17.62%) Problem-Solving
9 36 (17.14%) Active Directory
10 31 (14.76%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (14.29%) Validation
11 30 (14.29%) Component Testing
12 28 (13.33%) Project Management
12 28 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
13 26 (12.38%) Continuous Improvement
13 26 (12.38%) Self-Motivation
14 25 (11.90%) HTML
15 24 (11.43%) SQL
15 24 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
16 23 (10.95%) CSS
16 23 (10.95%) SharePoint
16 23 (10.95%) Risk Management
17 22 (10.48%) DNS
17 22 (10.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 22 (10.48%) Windows 10
18 21 (10.00%) GDPR
18 21 (10.00%) PowerShell
18 21 (10.00%) JavaScript
19 20 (9.52%) SLA
19 20 (9.52%) Driving Licence

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 23 (10.95%) SharePoint
2 13 (6.19%) IIS
3 7 (3.33%) Confluence
3 7 (3.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.95%) Apache
4 2 (0.95%) JBoss
4 2 (0.95%) nginx
4 2 (0.95%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.48%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.95%) Sketch
6 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.48%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (0.48%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.48%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.48%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 53 (25.24%) Office 365
2 19 (9.05%) Azure
3 9 (4.29%) Power Platform
4 8 (3.81%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (3.81%) PowerApps
5 7 (3.33%) AWS
5 7 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (2.38%) SaaS
7 4 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.43%) Slack
9 2 (0.95%) G Suite
9 2 (0.95%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.48%) DNS
2 18 (8.57%) DHCP
3 15 (7.14%) Firewall
3 15 (7.14%) SAN
4 14 (6.67%) Internet
4 14 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (5.71%) Broadband
6 11 (5.24%) Ethernet
6 11 (5.24%) VPN
7 9 (4.29%) NAS
8 8 (3.81%) ATM
8 8 (3.81%) TCP/IP
9 7 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (3.33%) SMTP
9 7 (3.33%) SNMP
10 6 (2.86%) SSL
10 6 (2.86%) VoIP
11 5 (2.38%) LAN
12 4 (1.90%) PSTN
12 4 (1.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.10%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.29%) Power BI
3 8 (3.81%) RDBMS
3 8 (3.81%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.86%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.90%) Electronic Patient Records
5 4 (1.90%) MySQL
5 4 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.95%) Big Data
6 2 (0.95%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.95%) SQLite
7 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.48%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 10 (4.76%) JIRA
2 7 (3.33%) WinDbg
3 5 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.38%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (1.90%) Gradle
4 4 (1.90%) Subversion
5 3 (1.43%) Ant
5 3 (1.43%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.43%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.48%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.48%) Selenium
7 1 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.48%) Xcode
General
1 46 (21.90%) Finance
2 19 (9.05%) Legal
3 18 (8.57%) Local Government
4 17 (8.10%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.86%) Advertising
5 6 (2.86%) Law
5 6 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.38%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.38%) Marketing
7 4 (1.90%) Electronics
8 3 (1.43%) Billing
9 2 (0.95%) Automotive
9 2 (0.95%) Social Science
10 1 (0.48%) Fire and Rescue
10 1 (0.48%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 27 (12.86%) Developer
2 19 (9.05%) IT Engineer
3 15 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 14 (6.67%) IT Technician
5 13 (6.19%) Consultant
6 12 (5.71%) Analyst
6 12 (5.71%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (5.71%) IT Support
6 12 (5.71%) Support Engineer
7 11 (5.24%) Senior Developer
8 10 (4.76%) IT Manager
9 9 (4.29%) Field Engineer
9 9 (4.29%) Software Engineer
10 8 (3.81%) Real Time Engineer
10 8 (3.81%) Real Time Software Engineer
10 8 (3.81%) Senior Manager
10 8 (3.81%) SharePoint Consultant
11 7 (3.33%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
11 7 (3.33%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.90%) HTML
2 23 (10.95%) CSS
3 18 (8.57%) Web Services
4 17 (8.10%) .NET
5 13 (6.19%) XML
6 9 (4.29%) jQuery
7 8 (3.81%) .NET Core
7 8 (3.81%) Ajax
8 4 (1.90%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.90%) HTML5
8 4 (1.90%) REST
9 3 (1.43%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (1.43%) Apache Camel
9 3 (1.43%) GWT
9 3 (1.43%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.43%) J2SE
9 3 (1.43%) JMS
9 3 (1.43%) LAMP
9 3 (1.43%) SOAP
9 3 (1.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (12.38%) Self-Motivation
3 20 (9.52%) Driving Licence
4 14 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 11 (5.24%) Handset
6 10 (4.76%) NHS
6 10 (4.76%) User Experience
7 9 (4.29%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.86%) PKI
9 4 (1.90%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.43%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.43%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.95%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.95%) CCTV
12 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.48%) Replication
12 1 (0.48%) SCADA
12 1 (0.48%) Smart Home
12 1 (0.48%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 61 (29.05%) Windows
2 39 (18.57%) Windows Server
3 22 (10.48%) Windows 10
4 18 (8.57%) Linux
5 17 (8.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.81%) Windows 7
7 7 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 7 (3.33%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (2.38%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (1.90%) CentOS
9 4 (1.90%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.43%) Android
10 3 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.43%) Solaris
10 3 (1.43%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.43%) Unix
10 3 (1.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (23.81%) Mentoring
2 37 (17.62%) Problem-Solving
3 31 (14.76%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (14.29%) Component Testing
4 30 (14.29%) Validation
5 28 (13.33%) Project Management
6 26 (12.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 23 (10.95%) Risk Management
8 19 (9.05%) Information Security
9 18 (8.57%) ITIL
10 16 (7.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 15 (7.14%) Physics
11 15 (7.14%) Project Delivery
12 14 (6.67%) Data Acquisition
12 14 (6.67%) Software Engineering
13 13 (6.19%) Computer Science
13 13 (6.19%) Data Management
13 13 (6.19%) Performance Tuning
14 12 (5.71%) Migration
14 12 (5.71%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.43%) SQL
2 21 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 21 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 13 (6.19%) Python
4 10 (4.76%) C#
4 10 (4.76%) C++
4 10 (4.76%) Java
4 10 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 8 (3.81%) C
5 8 (3.81%) MATLAB
6 7 (3.33%) VBScript
7 5 (2.38%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.38%) Perl
7 5 (2.38%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.43%) PHP
9 2 (0.95%) Fortran
9 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.48%) VB
10 1 (0.48%) VB6
Qualifications
1 62 (29.52%) Degree
2 16 (7.62%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.24%) CISM
3 11 (5.24%) CISSP
4 9 (4.29%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.33%) MCSA
6 7 (3.33%) MCSE
7 6 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.90%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.90%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.90%) PMP
9 4 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.90%) Server+ Certification
10 3 (1.43%) BC Cleared
10 3 (1.43%) CEH
10 3 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.95%) CCNA
12 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (10.00%) GDPR
3 20 (9.52%) SLA
4 12 (5.71%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (4.29%) PCI DSS
6 6 (2.86%) QA
7 5 (2.38%) ISO 22301
7 5 (2.38%) PMO
8 4 (1.90%) ISO 31000
8 4 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 4 (1.90%) NIST
9 3 (1.43%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.48%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.48%) NCSC
System Software
1 36 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.43%) Docker
6 2 (0.95%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.95%) XenApp
7 1 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.38%) Backup Exec
1 5 (2.38%) SCCM
2 3 (1.43%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.95%) SCOM
4 1 (0.48%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.48%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.48%) vMotion
Vendors
1 45 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.05%) Cisco
3 16 (7.62%) Dell
4 15 (7.14%) Citrix
4 15 (7.14%) Northgate
5 14 (6.67%) Veeam
5 14 (6.67%) VMware
6 13 (6.19%) HP
7 11 (5.24%) NEC
8 8 (3.81%) Oracle
8 8 (3.81%) Sun
9 6 (2.86%) Atlassian
9 6 (2.86%) Zerto
10 5 (2.38%) Adobe
10 5 (2.38%) EqualLogic
10 5 (2.38%) Google
10 5 (2.38%) IBM
11 4 (1.90%) Avaya
11 4 (1.90%) Samsung
11 4 (1.90%) Xerox