Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 630 665 859
Rank change year-on-year +35 +194 +94
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 133 388 273
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.31% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 1.41% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 113 375 229
Median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +36.36%
10th Percentile £25,100 £20,500 £20,809
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,550 £62,038
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,615 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year -10.96% +8.11% +27.59%

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 12,888 27,497 36,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.28% 21.93% 24.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9,428 20,717 26,783
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,333 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.63% - +5.88%

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 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 2021. 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 -2 108 £35,566 -6.04% 79
UK excluding London +18 93 £35,615 -10.96% 68
North of England +25 33 £42,500 - 20
North West +46 23 £45,000 +5.88% 14
London +145 21 £32,500 -7.14% 15
Midlands +57 20 £35,000 +14.75% 11
South East +52 18 £40,000 -5.19% 17
East Midlands +61 12 £25,561 -26.23% 4
East of England +105 11 £45,000 +44.89% 7
Work from Home -138 11 £32,500 -23.98% 11
Yorkshire +43 9 £26,500 +6.00% 4
West Midlands +49 7 £50,000 +100.00% 7
South West +61 5 £41,175 +30.71% 9
Scotland +40 5 £26,000 -45.26%
Wales +45 1 £32,646 -27.45% 3
North East +1 1 £35,665 -24.12% 2

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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 49 (36.84%) Windows
2 34 (25.56%) NHS
3 31 (23.31%) LAN
3 31 (23.31%) WAN
3 31 (23.31%) Office 365
4 29 (21.80%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 29 (21.80%) Microsoft
4 29 (21.80%) Active Directory
5 28 (21.05%) SQL
6 25 (18.80%) Cisco
6 25 (18.80%) Firewall
7 23 (17.29%) Azure
8 22 (16.54%) VPN
8 22 (16.54%) SQL Server
9 21 (15.79%) Wireless
9 21 (15.79%) Degree
10 20 (15.04%) Mentoring
11 19 (14.29%) Windows Server
11 19 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (13.53%) Finance
13 17 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (12.03%) Driving Licence
14 16 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (11.28%) VMware
15 15 (11.28%) ITIL
15 15 (11.28%) TCP/IP
16 14 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
16 14 (10.53%) Fortinet
16 14 (10.53%) Aruba
17 13 (9.77%) Hyper-V

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 9 (6.77%) WebSphere
2 8 (6.02%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.51%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.26%) Site Server
6 2 (1.50%) Confluence
7 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.50%) SketchUp
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) MIS ActiveH
1 1 (0.75%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 31 (23.31%) Office 365
2 23 (17.29%) Azure
3 10 (7.52%) Power Platform
4 7 (5.26%) AWS
5 5 (3.76%) G Suite
6 4 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.26%) Serverless
8 1 (0.75%) GitHub
8 1 (0.75%) npm
8 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (23.31%) LAN
1 31 (23.31%) WAN
2 25 (18.80%) Firewall
3 22 (16.54%) VPN
4 21 (15.79%) Wireless
5 15 (11.28%) TCP/IP
6 12 (9.02%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (9.02%) Network Security
7 11 (8.27%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (7.52%) WLAN
9 9 (6.77%) SAN
10 8 (6.02%) DHCP
10 8 (6.02%) VoIP
11 6 (4.51%) DNS
11 6 (4.51%) Internet
12 5 (3.76%) BGP
12 5 (3.76%) Cisco Firepower
12 5 (3.76%) NAS
12 5 (3.76%) SSL
13 4 (3.01%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.54%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.52%) Power BI
2 10 (7.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (6.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (6.02%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 8 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (6.02%) OLAP
5 6 (4.51%) Big Data
6 4 (3.01%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.26%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.50%) MySQL
9 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.75%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.75%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.75%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (2.26%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.26%) JIRA
2 3 (2.26%) Subversion
3 2 (1.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.75%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.75%) Selenium
4 1 (0.75%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.75%) Travis CI
General
1 18 (13.53%) Finance
2 12 (9.02%) Public Sector
3 9 (6.77%) Legal
4 7 (5.26%) Retail
4 7 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.01%) Local Government
6 2 (1.50%) Police
6 2 (1.50%) Social Housing
7 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.75%) German Language
7 1 (0.75%) Law
7 1 (0.75%) Marketing
7 1 (0.75%) Military
7 1 (0.75%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.75%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 19 (14.29%) Network Engineer
1 19 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 18 (13.53%) Developer
3 17 (12.78%) IT Engineer
4 10 (7.52%) IT Support
4 10 (7.52%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (7.52%) Security Engineer
5 9 (6.77%) Integration Engineer
5 9 (6.77%) IT Technician
5 9 (6.77%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 8 (6.02%) Analyst
6 8 (6.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 8 (6.02%) Business Intelligence Lead
6 8 (6.02%) IT Support Engineer
6 8 (6.02%) Lead Developer
7 7 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (4.51%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (3.76%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.27%) JSON
1 11 (8.27%) Web Services
2 9 (6.77%) IBM Integration Bus
2 9 (6.77%) Middleware
2 9 (6.77%) REST
2 9 (6.77%) SOAP
2 9 (6.77%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (3.76%) HTML
4 4 (3.01%) CSS
5 3 (2.26%) .NET
5 3 (2.26%) jQuery
6 2 (1.50%) LAMP
6 2 (1.50%) XML
7 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.75%) Ajax
7 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.75%) Django
7 1 (0.75%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.75%) HTML5
7 1 (0.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 34 (25.56%) NHS
2 17 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (12.03%) Driving Licence
4 6 (4.51%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.76%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.76%) PKI
5 5 (3.76%) Robotics
6 4 (3.01%) Replication
7 3 (2.26%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.26%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.75%) Mashup
9 1 (0.75%) PACS
9 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.75%) Social Media
9 1 (0.75%) User Experience
9 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (36.84%) Windows
2 19 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 12 (9.02%) Linux
4 10 (7.52%) Windows 10
5 8 (6.02%) Windows 7
6 7 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.76%) Solaris
7 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (3.01%) VxWorks
8 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (2.26%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.80%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 20 (15.04%) Mentoring
3 16 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (11.28%) ITIL
5 13 (9.77%) Coaching
5 13 (9.77%) Service Delivery
6 12 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (8.27%) Kalman Filter
7 11 (8.27%) Security Architecture
8 10 (7.52%) High Availability
8 10 (7.52%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 10 (7.52%) Threat Management
8 10 (7.52%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 10 (7.52%) Web Filtering
9 9 (6.77%) Data Modelling
9 9 (6.77%) EAI
9 9 (6.77%) ETL
9 9 (6.77%) SOA
10 8 (6.02%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (6.02%) Data Extraction
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.05%) SQL
2 13 (9.77%) T-SQL
3 12 (9.02%) PL/SQL
4 6 (4.51%) Bash Shell
4 6 (4.51%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.51%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.76%) Perl
6 4 (3.01%) C#
6 4 (3.01%) C++
6 4 (3.01%) PHP
7 3 (2.26%) C
8 2 (1.50%) Java
8 2 (1.50%) Python
9 1 (0.75%) sed
Qualifications
1 21 (15.79%) Degree
2 19 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (9.02%) CCNP
4 10 (7.52%) JNCIP
5 8 (6.02%) Security Cleared
6 6 (4.51%) CCNA
7 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.76%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.01%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (3.01%) Master's Degree
8 4 (3.01%) PhD
9 3 (2.26%) ACCA
9 3 (2.26%) ACSA
9 3 (2.26%) ACSP
10 2 (1.50%) CCDP
10 2 (1.50%) CCIE
10 2 (1.50%) ECDL
10 2 (1.50%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.50%) PMP
10 2 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (8.27%) PCI DSS
3 9 (6.77%) HL7
3 9 (6.77%) SLA
4 7 (5.26%) GDPR
5 1 (0.75%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.75%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.75%) NEBOSH
5 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 29 (21.80%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.77%) Hyper-V
2 13 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.50%) Docker
5 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (7.52%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.01%) SCCM
3 3 (2.26%) SCOM
4 2 (1.50%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.50%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.75%) Ansible
5 1 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.75%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.75%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 29 (21.80%) Microsoft
2 25 (18.80%) Cisco
3 15 (11.28%) VMware
4 14 (10.53%) Aruba
4 14 (10.53%) Fortinet
5 13 (9.77%) IBM
6 11 (8.27%) CheckPoint
7 10 (7.52%) HP
7 10 (7.52%) Juniper
8 9 (6.77%) Veeam
9 6 (4.51%) Apple
9 6 (4.51%) Dell
10 4 (3.01%) Acronis
10 4 (3.01%) EMC
10 4 (3.01%) Oracle
10 4 (3.01%) Sun
11 3 (2.26%) Google
11 3 (2.26%) SonicWALL
11 3 (2.26%) WatchGuard
12 2 (1.50%) Atlassian