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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 4 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 563 589 658
Rank change year-on-year +26 +69 +123
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 978 426 195
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.40% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.10% 1.83% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 448 132 152
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,000 £21,025
25th Percentile £30,000 £25,500 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £38,699 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.82% -3.25% +14.29%
75th Percentile £53,375 £51,614 £53,970
90th Percentile £73,322 £57,500 £68,424
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £32,538 £40,000
% change year-on-year +27.54% -18.65% +11.38%

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 46,561 23,332 17,151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.63% 21.64% 21.71%
Number of salaries quoted 17,966 13,520 12,894
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £29,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £48,900 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.84% +2.95% +5.56%

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 4 July 2022.

Salary histogram for DBS Check in the UK

DBS Check
Top 15 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 4 July 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 +60 927 £41,500 +13.70% 155
UK excluding London +76 734 £41,500 +27.54% 123
Work from Home +28 417 £45,000 +12.50% 34
North of England +31 239 £45,000 +42.05% 30
South East +35 200 £42,551 +0.90% 31
London -103 191 £45,750 +1.67% 36
East of England 0 131 £40,000 +63.27% 16
Midlands +12 122 £30,500 -6.26% 26
Yorkshire -7 121 £56,773 - 12
North West 0 106 £41,500 +31.00% 16
West Midlands -6 66 £29,625 +31.67% 15
East Midlands -8 53 £34,842 -4.88% 11
South West -41 45 £28,750 +15.00% 15
North East -6 12 £20,600 - 2
Wales -43 6 £59,690 - 2

For the 6 months to 4 July 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.

1 357 (36.50%) Social Skills
2 320 (32.72%) Microsoft
3 252 (25.77%) Finance
4 246 (25.15%) Public Sector
5 209 (21.37%) Service Design
6 208 (21.27%) NEC
6 208 (21.27%) Northgate
7 196 (20.04%) Agile
8 189 (19.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 187 (19.12%) Degree
10 177 (18.10%) Coaching
11 172 (17.59%) Windows
12 162 (16.56%) Mentoring
13 158 (16.16%) Problem-Solving
14 148 (15.13%) NHS
15 144 (14.72%) SQL
16 123 (12.58%) DevOps
17 117 (11.96%) Azure
18 113 (11.55%) Service Delivery
19 111 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
20 110 (11.25%) SQL Server
21 106 (10.84%) Microsoft Office
22 105 (10.74%) ITIL
23 102 (10.43%) JavaScript
23 102 (10.43%) Security Cleared
24 101 (10.33%) Microsoft 365
24 101 (10.33%) Self-Motivation
25 99 (10.12%) Local Government
26 98 (10.02%) C#
27 96 (9.82%) .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 74 (7.57%) IIS
2 27 (2.76%) SharePoint
3 22 (2.25%) Apache
3 22 (2.25%) Tomcat
4 15 (1.53%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.72%) CMS
6 5 (0.51%) Kinematics
7 3 (0.31%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.20%) WordPress
9 1 (0.10%) CICS
9 1 (0.10%) Confluence
9 1 (0.10%) SAS
Applications
1 106 (10.84%) Microsoft Office
2 94 (9.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (4.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (2.04%) Blender
4 20 (2.04%) CATIA
5 17 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.92%) Maple
7 5 (0.51%) 3ds Max
7 5 (0.51%) Fusion 360
7 5 (0.51%) Maya
7 5 (0.51%) SOLIDWORKS
7 5 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.41%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.20%) Sketch
10 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.10%) InDesign
10 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.41%) SystmOne
2 3 (0.31%) VisionPLUS
3 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.20%) Magento
3 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.20%) Shopify
4 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.10%) Kondor
Cloud Services
1 117 (11.96%) Azure
2 101 (10.33%) Microsoft 365
3 77 (7.87%) Google Workspace
4 42 (4.29%) PaaS
5 39 (3.99%) AWS
6 24 (2.45%) Power Platform
7 19 (1.94%) Azure DevOps
7 19 (1.94%) SaaS
8 12 (1.23%) Amazon ECS
9 9 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.82%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.72%) Amazon Kinesis
11 7 (0.72%) Amazon SageMaker
11 7 (0.72%) Bitrise
11 7 (0.72%) dbt
11 7 (0.72%) GCP
11 7 (0.72%) GitHub
11 7 (0.72%) PowerApps
11 7 (0.72%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.97%) LAN
2 28 (2.86%) Firewall
3 27 (2.76%) WAN
4 25 (2.56%) VoIP
5 24 (2.45%) Wireless
6 22 (2.25%) DMZ
7 19 (1.94%) DHCP
8 18 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
9 15 (1.53%) DNS
9 15 (1.53%) VPN
9 15 (1.53%) WLAN
10 14 (1.43%) TCP/IP
10 14 (1.43%) VLAN
11 9 (0.92%) IPv4
11 9 (0.92%) SAN
12 6 (0.61%) SSL
13 5 (0.51%) Ethernet
14 4 (0.41%) BGP
14 4 (0.41%) HTTP
14 4 (0.41%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.27%) Oracle Reports
3 22 (2.25%) JasperReports
3 22 (2.25%) Oracle Database
4 19 (1.94%) Power BI
5 13 (1.33%) Amazon Aurora
5 13 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.02%) NoSQL
6 10 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
7 7 (0.72%) DynamoDB
7 7 (0.72%) Looker
7 7 (0.72%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.61%) DocumentDB
8 6 (0.61%) MySQL
8 6 (0.61%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.41%) Electronic Patient Records
10 4 (0.41%) Riak
11 3 (0.31%) Sisense
Development Applications
1 57 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 52 (5.32%) Visual Studio
3 41 (4.19%) Git (software)
4 22 (2.25%) Subversion
5 19 (1.94%) JIRA
6 15 (1.53%) Jenkins
7 7 (0.72%) Moq
7 7 (0.72%) NUnit
8 5 (0.51%) Mocha
9 4 (0.41%) CruiseControl
10 2 (0.20%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.20%) GitLab
10 2 (0.20%) MSI
11 1 (0.10%) Ant
11 1 (0.10%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.10%) Grunt
11 1 (0.10%) gulp
11 1 (0.10%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.10%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.10%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 357 (36.50%) Social Skills
2 252 (25.77%) Finance
3 246 (25.15%) Public Sector
4 189 (19.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 111 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
6 99 (10.12%) Local Government
7 81 (8.28%) Retail
8 48 (4.91%) Influencing Skills
9 46 (4.70%) Organisational Skills
10 44 (4.50%) Documentation Skills
11 27 (2.76%) Banking
12 25 (2.56%) Billing
13 24 (2.45%) Police
14 20 (2.04%) Fire and Rescue
14 20 (2.04%) Presentation Skills
15 18 (1.84%) Legal
16 17 (1.74%) Aviation
16 17 (1.74%) Back Office
17 16 (1.64%) Aerospace
18 15 (1.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 121 (12.37%) Analyst
2 107 (10.94%) Developer
3 53 (5.42%) .NET Developer
4 52 (5.32%) Consultant
5 47 (4.81%) Project Manager
6 35 (3.58%) IT Support
7 34 (3.48%) Microsoft 365 Specialist
7 34 (3.48%) Microsoft Specialist
7 34 (3.48%) Technology Specialist
8 27 (2.76%) Junior
9 26 (2.66%) Technical Consultant
10 25 (2.56%) Business Analyst
10 25 (2.56%) Software Developer
11 24 (2.45%) Incident Analyst
11 24 (2.45%) Major Incident Analyst
11 24 (2.45%) Software Engineer
11 24 (2.45%) Support Analyst
12 23 (2.35%) IT Engineer
13 22 (2.25%) IT Technician
13 22 (2.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (9.82%) .NET
2 81 (8.28%) HTML
3 62 (6.34%) XML
4 58 (5.93%) ASP.NET
5 57 (5.83%) EDI
5 57 (5.83%) jQuery
5 57 (5.83%) JSON
6 55 (5.62%) CSS
7 53 (5.42%) HTML5
8 52 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 52 (5.32%) KnockoutJS
9 48 (4.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 45 (4.60%) Ajax
11 40 (4.09%) XSLT
12 35 (3.58%) .NET Framework
13 29 (2.97%) AngularJS
14 22 (2.25%) Entity Framework
15 21 (2.15%) Node.js
16 20 (2.04%) RESTful
17 17 (1.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 148 (15.13%) NHS
2 101 (10.33%) Self-Motivation
3 65 (6.65%) User Experience
4 44 (4.50%) Management Information System
5 40 (4.09%) Driving Licence
6 35 (3.58%) Robotics
7 22 (2.25%) Private Cloud
7 22 (2.25%) Public Cloud
7 22 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
8 15 (1.53%) Housing Association
8 15 (1.53%) Video Editing
9 14 (1.43%) Blog
10 12 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
10 12 (1.23%) Legacy Code
11 10 (1.02%) Life Science
12 9 (0.92%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.82%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.82%) Social Media
13 8 (0.82%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.72%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 172 (17.59%) Windows
2 59 (6.03%) Linux
3 42 (4.29%) Windows Server
4 41 (4.19%) Unix
5 29 (2.97%) Windows 10
6 22 (2.25%) Solaris
7 16 (1.64%) Android
8 12 (1.23%) Windows Server 2016
9 11 (1.12%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.61%) AIX
12 5 (0.51%) RTLinux
12 5 (0.51%) VxWorks
13 4 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.41%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (21.37%) Service Design
2 196 (20.04%) Agile
3 177 (18.10%) Coaching
4 162 (16.56%) Mentoring
5 158 (16.16%) Problem-Solving
6 123 (12.58%) DevOps
7 113 (11.55%) Service Delivery
8 105 (10.74%) ITIL
9 93 (9.51%) Service Management
10 82 (8.38%) Project Management
11 77 (7.87%) Business Development
12 76 (7.77%) Scrum
13 66 (6.75%) SDLC
14 65 (6.65%) Computer Science
14 65 (6.65%) Experiential Learning
14 65 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
15 63 (6.44%) MVC
16 61 (6.24%) Line Management
17 60 (6.13%) Document Management
18 59 (6.03%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 144 (14.72%) SQL
2 102 (10.43%) JavaScript
3 98 (10.02%) C#
4 51 (5.21%) PowerShell
5 40 (4.09%) Java
5 40 (4.09%) Python
6 22 (2.25%) Shell Script
7 20 (2.04%) C
8 16 (1.64%) VBA
9 15 (1.53%) C++
10 11 (1.12%) PHP
11 10 (1.02%) TypeScript
12 8 (0.82%) F#
12 8 (0.82%) Kotlin
12 8 (0.82%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.51%) Go
14 2 (0.20%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.20%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.20%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.10%) REXX
Qualifications
1 187 (19.12%) Degree
2 102 (10.43%) Security Cleared
3 58 (5.93%) SC Cleared
4 43 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 38 (3.89%) Master's Degree
6 21 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 17 (1.74%) ISEB
7 17 (1.74%) ISTQB
8 13 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 12 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.61%) MCP
11 6 (0.61%) MCSE
11 6 (0.61%) PhD
12 5 (0.51%) Chartered Engineer
12 5 (0.51%) HND
13 4 (0.41%) CCNP
13 4 (0.41%) CIPD
13 4 (0.41%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (6.03%) SLA
2 49 (5.01%) Cyber Essentials
3 38 (3.89%) QA
4 34 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (3.48%) NCSC
5 13 (1.33%) Data Quality
6 12 (1.23%) Accessibility
7 11 (1.12%) GDPR
8 10 (1.02%) PMO
9 6 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.41%) HL7
10 4 (0.41%) ISO 9000
10 4 (0.41%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.31%) GRC
System Software
1 57 (5.83%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.25%) Oracle RAC
3 20 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (0.61%) vSphere
7 5 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.41%) Firmware
9 3 (0.31%) Docker
9 3 (0.31%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.10%) RACF
Systems Management
1 13 (1.33%) Ansible
2 10 (1.02%) Kubernetes
3 8 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (0.82%) Nagios
4 5 (0.51%) Terraform
5 4 (0.41%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (0.31%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.31%) SCCM
7 2 (0.20%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.10%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.10%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.10%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.10%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.10%) zSecure
Vendors
1 320 (32.72%) Microsoft
2 208 (21.27%) NEC
2 208 (21.27%) Northgate
3 55 (5.62%) Google
4 52 (5.32%) Oracle
5 51 (5.21%) Sun
6 26 (2.66%) VMware
7 25 (2.56%) Apple
8 17 (1.74%) Adobe
9 16 (1.64%) Cisco
10 15 (1.53%) HP
11 10 (1.02%) Jaspersoft
11 10 (1.02%) TIBCO
12 9 (0.92%) Juniper
13 8 (0.82%) Veeam
14 7 (0.72%) Xamarin
15 6 (0.61%) Aruba
15 6 (0.61%) McAfee
15 6 (0.61%) ServiceNow
15 6 (0.61%) Sophos