Period
to 28 February 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 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 667 840 944
Rank change year-on-year +173 +104 +35
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 353 273 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.32% 0.74% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 270 216 246
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +50.94% -12.37%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,000 £19,500
90th Percentile £62,535 £64,375 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,686 £38,000 £29,125
% change year-on-year -0.83% +30.47% +5.91%

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 26,689 36,792 42,196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.71% 24.37% 23.95%
Number of salaries quoted 19,708 26,836 32,727
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 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 +165 344 £40,000 - 182
UK excluding London +143 268 £37,686 -0.83% 164
South East +114 103 £42,189 +8.85% 53
North of England +61 90 £33,750 -10.00% 49
London +97 82 £41,250 +3.13% 32
North West +63 63 £37,686 +28.88% 24
Midlands +73 46 £32,300 -24.00% 28
West Midlands +61 25 £30,500 -28.24% 14
East Midlands +45 21 £34,125 -9.00% 14
North East +4 16 £47,000 +10.59% 5
South West +43 14 £31,500 -25.88% 9
Yorkshire +15 11 £23,262 -37.97% 20
East of England +43 9 £27,500 -26.67% 11
Northern Ireland - 3 £27,500 - 3
Scotland - 2 - - 7
Wales -4 1 £92,500 +350.56% 4

For the 6 months to 28 February 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.

1 129 (36.54%) Windows
2 106 (30.03%) Microsoft
3 92 (26.06%) Office 365
4 89 (25.21%) Active Directory
5 80 (22.66%) Mentoring
6 77 (21.81%) Degree
7 75 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
8 70 (19.83%) Problem-Solving
9 63 (17.85%) Windows Server
10 61 (17.28%) Finance
11 54 (15.30%) Firewall
12 50 (14.16%) Driving Licence
13 47 (13.31%) Self-Motivation
13 47 (13.31%) Validation
13 47 (13.31%) Microsoft Office
14 46 (13.03%) Internet
14 46 (13.03%) Component Testing
15 43 (12.18%) WAN
16 42 (11.90%) SQL
17 41 (11.61%) Windows 10
18 38 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
18 38 (10.76%) ITIL
18 38 (10.76%) Cisco
18 38 (10.76%) Azure
19 34 (9.63%) DHCP
19 34 (9.63%) DNS
19 34 (9.63%) Project Management
20 33 (9.35%) Linux
21 32 (9.07%) CSS
21 32 (9.07%) .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 29 (8.22%) SharePoint
2 26 (7.37%) MS Exchange
3 15 (4.25%) IIS
4 7 (1.98%) CMS
4 7 (1.98%) Confluence
5 6 (1.70%) Apache
5 6 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.13%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.57%) SAS
8 2 (0.57%) WordPress
9 1 (0.28%) nginx
9 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 47 (13.31%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (4.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 92 (26.06%) Office 365
2 38 (10.76%) Azure
3 19 (5.38%) Power Platform
4 14 (3.97%) SaaS
5 12 (3.40%) AWS
6 10 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (2.55%) OneDrive
8 8 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (2.27%) PowerApps
9 3 (0.85%) Slack
10 2 (0.57%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.57%) Trello
11 1 (0.28%) G Suite
11 1 (0.28%) GitHub
11 1 (0.28%) IaaS
11 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (15.30%) Firewall
2 46 (13.03%) Internet
3 43 (12.18%) WAN
4 34 (9.63%) DHCP
4 34 (9.63%) DNS
5 32 (9.07%) Wireless
6 31 (8.78%) LAN
7 29 (8.22%) MPLS
7 29 (8.22%) VPN
8 27 (7.65%) SAN
9 21 (5.95%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (3.97%) Ethernet
10 14 (3.97%) VLAN
11 13 (3.68%) TCP/IP
11 13 (3.68%) VoIP
12 11 (3.12%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (3.12%) Skype
13 9 (2.55%) IPv4
14 7 (1.98%) NAS
15 6 (1.70%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.38%) Power BI
3 8 (2.27%) MySQL
4 6 (1.70%) Data Mining
4 6 (1.70%) RDBMS
4 6 (1.70%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.57%) Base SAS
7 2 (0.57%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (0.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.28%) Big Data
8 1 (0.28%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 14 (3.97%) JIRA
2 8 (2.27%) Ant
3 7 (1.98%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.42%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.42%) Maven
4 5 (1.42%) WinDbg
5 4 (1.13%) AdminStudio
5 4 (1.13%) AutoIt
5 4 (1.13%) Gradle
5 4 (1.13%) Subversion
6 3 (0.85%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.57%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.28%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.28%) JUnit
8 1 (0.28%) Protractor
8 1 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 61 (17.28%) Finance
2 24 (6.80%) Local Government
3 19 (5.38%) Marketing
3 19 (5.38%) Public Sector
4 15 (4.25%) Retail
4 15 (4.25%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.68%) Legal
6 11 (3.12%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.83%) Electronics
8 8 (2.27%) Banking
9 6 (1.70%) Multimedia
10 5 (1.42%) Advertising
10 5 (1.42%) Aerospace
11 4 (1.13%) Publishing
12 3 (0.85%) Billing
13 2 (0.57%) Automotive
13 2 (0.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (13.03%) IT Support
2 36 (10.20%) Developer
3 30 (8.50%) IT Engineer
4 29 (8.22%) Analyst
4 29 (8.22%) Support Engineer
5 27 (7.65%) Network Engineer
6 25 (7.08%) IT Technician
7 18 (5.10%) IT Support Engineer
8 15 (4.25%) Consultant
9 14 (3.97%) Senior Manager
9 14 (3.97%) Software Engineer
9 14 (3.97%) Technical Support
10 13 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (3.68%) Systems Developer
10 13 (3.68%) Technical Engineer
10 13 (3.68%) Technical Support Engineer
11 12 (3.40%) .NET Developer
11 12 (3.40%) 1st Line Support
11 12 (3.40%) IT Analyst
12 11 (3.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.07%) .NET
1 32 (9.07%) CSS
1 32 (9.07%) HTML
2 23 (6.52%) Web Services
3 10 (2.83%) ASP.NET
3 10 (2.83%) ASP.NET Web API
3 10 (2.83%) REST
4 9 (2.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (2.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 9 (2.55%) jQuery
4 9 (2.55%) XML
5 6 (1.70%) .NET Core
5 6 (1.70%) .NET Framework
5 6 (1.70%) Ajax
6 4 (1.13%) Spring
7 3 (0.85%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (0.85%) Hibernate
7 3 (0.85%) J2SE
7 3 (0.85%) JMS
7 3 (0.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (14.16%) Driving Licence
2 47 (13.31%) Self-Motivation
3 38 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (7.08%) Data Centre
5 20 (5.67%) Management Information System
6 16 (4.53%) User Experience
7 12 (3.40%) Algorithms
8 11 (3.12%) NHS
9 9 (2.55%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.70%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 6 (1.70%) VHDL
10 6 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.42%) Handset
12 4 (1.13%) Cyberthreat
13 3 (0.85%) CCTV
13 3 (0.85%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.85%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 129 (36.54%) Windows
2 63 (17.85%) Windows Server
3 41 (11.61%) Windows 10
4 33 (9.35%) Linux
5 32 (9.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (4.82%) Windows 7
8 12 (3.40%) Windows 8
9 10 (2.83%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.42%) CentOS
11 5 (1.42%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.13%) AIX
12 4 (1.13%) Android
12 4 (1.13%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.57%) Unix
14 2 (0.57%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (22.66%) Mentoring
2 75 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (19.83%) Problem-Solving
4 47 (13.31%) Validation
5 46 (13.03%) Component Testing
6 38 (10.76%) ITIL
7 34 (9.63%) Project Management
8 27 (7.65%) Service Delivery
8 27 (7.65%) Software Engineering
9 26 (7.37%) Physics
10 24 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
10 24 (6.80%) Risk Management
11 22 (6.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 22 (6.23%) Line Management
12 21 (5.95%) Change Management
13 20 (5.67%) CRM
14 19 (5.38%) Computer Science
14 19 (5.38%) Technical Leadership
15 18 (5.10%) Analytics
15 18 (5.10%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 42 (11.90%) SQL
2 28 (7.93%) C#
2 28 (7.93%) JavaScript
3 24 (6.80%) C
4 16 (4.53%) PowerShell
5 13 (3.68%) Python
6 11 (3.12%) Java
7 10 (2.83%) C++
8 9 (2.55%) VBScript
9 6 (1.70%) Fortran
9 6 (1.70%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.42%) VB
11 4 (1.13%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.57%) Kotlin
13 2 (0.57%) PHP
14 1 (0.28%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.28%) Ruby
14 1 (0.28%) VB6
Qualifications
1 77 (21.81%) Degree
2 19 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (4.82%) Security Cleared
5 12 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (2.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (2.83%) CCNA
6 10 (2.83%) CISM
6 10 (2.83%) CISSP
6 10 (2.83%) MCSE
7 9 (2.55%) JNCIA
7 9 (2.55%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.98%) MCSA
9 6 (1.70%) CCIE
9 6 (1.70%) HNC
9 6 (1.70%) PhD
9 6 (1.70%) RHCE
9 6 (1.70%) RHCT
9 6 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.80%) SLA
2 17 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (4.25%) QA
4 10 (2.83%) GDPR
5 8 (2.27%) PCI DSS
6 7 (1.98%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (1.42%) ISO 22301
7 5 (1.42%) PMO
8 4 (1.13%) ISO 31000
8 4 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 4 (1.13%) NIST
9 3 (0.85%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.28%) COBIT
10 1 (0.28%) COSO
10 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.28%) NCSC
System Software
1 89 (25.21%) Active Directory
2 27 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.10%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.83%) XenApp
5 7 (1.98%) Firmware
5 7 (1.98%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.13%) Docker
6 4 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.85%) vSphere
8 2 (0.57%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 19 (5.38%) SCCM
2 6 (1.70%) cPanel
3 4 (1.13%) AppDNA
3 4 (1.13%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.13%) WSUS
4 2 (0.57%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.28%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco CME
5 1 (0.28%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.28%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.28%) Nagios
5 1 (0.28%) SCOM
5 1 (0.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 106 (30.03%) Microsoft
2 38 (10.76%) Cisco
3 30 (8.50%) VMware
4 21 (5.95%) HP
5 18 (5.10%) Citrix
6 16 (4.53%) Dell
6 16 (4.53%) Veeam
7 15 (4.25%) Apple
7 15 (4.25%) Northgate
8 12 (3.40%) EMC
8 12 (3.40%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (3.40%) Zerto
9 11 (3.12%) NEC
10 9 (2.55%) Juniper
11 8 (2.27%) Sun
12 7 (1.98%) Adobe
12 7 (1.98%) Atlassian
13 6 (1.70%) Google
13 6 (1.70%) Xilinx
14 5 (1.42%) TIBCO