Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 531 690 838
Rank change year-on-year +159 +148 +49
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 332 302 294
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.92% 1.24% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 113 228 243
10th Percentile £25,000 £20,350 £20,000
25th Percentile £30,500 £27,000 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +43.40%
75th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £49,375
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,550 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,760 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -3.10% +6.67% +36.36%

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 17,258 24,425 36,696
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.78% 21.46% 24.65%
Number of salaries quoted 11,686 18,392 26,841
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £26,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £81,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +3.45%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +116 288 £40,000 - 130
UK excluding London +123 259 £38,760 -3.10% 116
North of England +70 96 £45,000 +36.36% 32
Yorkshire +59 63 £26,500 +1.92% 11
South West +49 41 £26,250 -36.91% 5
London +86 39 £45,000 +12.50% 20
South East +24 38 £47,398 +12.21% 24
Midlands +40 33 £35,000 +18.09% 39
East of England +82 31 £48,000 +28.00% 10
Work from Home -174 30 £32,500 -25.49% 29
North West +15 29 £45,000 +19.41% 19
East Midlands +26 21 £35,000 +18.09% 12
Wales +45 14 - - 5
West Midlands +19 11 £38,500 +54.00% 27
Scotland +13 6 £26,000 +30.00% 1
North East +9 4 £35,665 +18.88% 2

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 94 (28.31%) Driving Licence
2 85 (25.60%) Data Protection
3 81 (24.40%) Legal
4 75 (22.59%) Law
5 74 (22.29%) Software Testing
5 74 (22.29%) Lumesse
6 58 (17.47%) Retail
7 56 (16.87%) Service Delivery
8 55 (16.57%) Windows
9 37 (11.14%) SQL
10 36 (10.84%) Microsoft
10 36 (10.84%) NHS
11 32 (9.64%) Degree
12 31 (9.34%) Azure
13 29 (8.73%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 29 (8.73%) Finance
13 29 (8.73%) LAN
14 28 (8.43%) Active Directory
15 27 (8.13%) WAN
15 27 (8.13%) Firewall
15 27 (8.13%) Microsoft 365
16 26 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
17 25 (7.53%) Microsoft Office
18 24 (7.23%) Mentoring
19 22 (6.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 20 (6.02%) Wireless
20 20 (6.02%) VMware
20 20 (6.02%) SQL Server
20 20 (6.02%) Windows Server
21 19 (5.72%) DevOps

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 (2.71%) WebSphere
2 7 (2.11%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.51%) Apache Pulsar
3 5 (1.51%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.90%) Confluence
6 2 (0.60%) IIS
6 2 (0.60%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.30%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 25 (7.53%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.60%) SketchUp
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.34%) Azure
2 27 (8.13%) Microsoft 365
3 18 (5.42%) AWS
4 11 (3.31%) Power Platform
5 9 (2.71%) GCP
6 4 (1.20%) Google Workspace
7 3 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.90%) GitHub
8 2 (0.60%) npm
8 2 (0.60%) SaaS
9 1 (0.30%) Cloud Run
Communications & Networking
1 29 (8.73%) LAN
2 27 (8.13%) Firewall
2 27 (8.13%) WAN
3 20 (6.02%) Wireless
4 18 (5.42%) TCP/IP
4 18 (5.42%) VPN
5 16 (4.82%) Ethernet
6 14 (4.22%) Internet
7 10 (3.01%) WLAN
8 9 (2.71%) DHCP
9 8 (2.41%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (2.41%) Network Security
9 8 (2.41%) SAN
10 7 (2.11%) DNS
10 7 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (1.51%) NAS
11 5 (1.51%) SSL
12 4 (1.20%) VLAN
12 4 (1.20%) VoIP
13 3 (0.90%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (3.31%) Power BI
4 11 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.41%) OLAP
6 5 (1.51%) Big Data
6 5 (1.51%) NewSQL
6 5 (1.51%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.90%) BigQuery
8 3 (0.90%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.60%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.60%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.60%) Qlik Sense
9 2 (0.60%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 10 (3.01%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.51%) Gradle
3 4 (1.20%) JIRA
3 4 (1.20%) Subversion
4 3 (0.90%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.60%) CruiseControl
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.60%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.30%) CocoaPods
6 1 (0.30%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.30%) Xcode
General
1 81 (24.40%) Legal
2 75 (22.59%) Law
3 58 (17.47%) Retail
4 29 (8.73%) Finance
5 17 (5.12%) Public Sector
6 9 (2.71%) Local Government
7 6 (1.81%) Police
8 5 (1.51%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.20%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.90%) German Language
10 3 (0.90%) Marketing
11 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.30%) Back Office
11 1 (0.30%) Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Military
11 1 (0.30%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 19 (5.72%) Customer Service Advisor
2 17 (5.12%) Developer
3 15 (4.52%) IT Engineer
3 15 (4.52%) Support Engineer
4 14 (4.22%) Network Engineer
5 11 (3.31%) IT Support
6 10 (3.01%) Analyst
7 9 (2.71%) Architect
7 9 (2.71%) Integration Engineer
7 9 (2.71%) IT Technician
7 9 (2.71%) Senior Integration Engineer
7 9 (2.71%) Software Engineer
8 8 (2.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (2.41%) Business Intelligence Lead
8 8 (2.41%) Lead Developer
8 8 (2.41%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (2.41%) Security Engineer
9 7 (2.11%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (1.51%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 5 (1.51%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.92%) JSON
1 13 (3.92%) Web Services
2 11 (3.31%) Middleware
2 11 (3.31%) REST
2 11 (3.31%) SOAP
3 9 (2.71%) IBM Integration Bus
3 9 (2.71%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (1.51%) EDI
4 5 (1.51%) Kafka
4 5 (1.51%) Micronaut
4 5 (1.51%) Spring
4 5 (1.51%) Spring Boot
5 4 (1.20%) XML
6 3 (0.90%) CSS
6 3 (0.90%) HTML
6 3 (0.90%) LAMP
7 2 (0.60%) .NET
7 2 (0.60%) Ajax
7 2 (0.60%) GWT
7 2 (0.60%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 94 (28.31%) Driving Licence
2 36 (10.84%) NHS
3 26 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (4.52%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.71%) Private Cloud
6 9 (2.71%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.11%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.81%) Replication
9 4 (1.20%) PKI
9 4 (1.20%) Robotics
10 3 (0.90%) iPad
10 3 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.60%) ASTM
12 1 (0.30%) Clustering
12 1 (0.30%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.30%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.30%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.30%) PACS
12 1 (0.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 55 (16.57%) Windows
2 20 (6.02%) Windows Server
3 13 (3.92%) Linux
4 12 (3.61%) Windows 10
5 7 (2.11%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.81%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (1.51%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.20%) Android
8 4 (1.20%) Solaris
8 4 (1.20%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.20%) VxWorks
8 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (25.60%) Data Protection
2 74 (22.29%) Software Testing
3 56 (16.87%) Service Delivery
4 29 (8.73%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 24 (7.23%) Mentoring
6 19 (5.72%) DevOps
6 19 (5.72%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (5.42%) Coaching
8 17 (5.12%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (5.12%) Data Management
8 17 (5.12%) Security Architecture
8 17 (5.12%) Software Engineering
9 15 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (3.92%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (3.92%) High Availability
10 13 (3.92%) ITIL
11 11 (3.31%) ETL
12 10 (3.01%) SIEM
13 9 (2.71%) Kalman Filter
13 9 (2.71%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 37 (11.14%) SQL
2 12 (3.61%) T-SQL
3 10 (3.01%) PL/SQL
4 7 (2.11%) PHP
5 6 (1.81%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.81%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.51%) C
6 5 (1.51%) Java
6 5 (1.51%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.51%) Kotlin
6 5 (1.51%) Perl
7 4 (1.20%) C++
7 4 (1.20%) Python
8 3 (0.90%) C#
8 3 (0.90%) Google Apps Script
9 1 (0.30%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.30%) sed
9 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (9.64%) Degree
2 16 (4.82%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.52%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (3.01%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (2.41%) CCNP
5 8 (2.41%) JNCIP
6 6 (1.81%) PhD
6 6 (1.81%) Postgraduate
6 6 (1.81%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.51%) Chartered Engineer
8 4 (1.20%) CCNA
8 4 (1.20%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.90%) ISEB
10 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.30%) CCSA
11 1 (0.30%) CEH
11 1 (0.30%) ECDL
11 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (3.31%) HL7
2 11 (3.31%) SLA
3 8 (2.41%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.81%) GDPR
4 6 (1.81%) QA
5 2 (0.60%) GRC
6 1 (0.30%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.30%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 28 (8.43%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.71%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.41%) Docker
5 2 (0.60%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.30%) Firmware
6 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (2.41%) FortiGate
1 8 (2.41%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.51%) Terraform
3 3 (0.90%) Ansible
4 2 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.60%) SCCM
4 2 (0.60%) SCOM
4 2 (0.60%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.60%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 74 (22.29%) Lumesse
2 36 (10.84%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.02%) VMware
4 16 (4.82%) Cisco
5 14 (4.22%) Google
6 12 (3.61%) IBM
7 9 (2.71%) Apple
7 9 (2.71%) NEC
7 9 (2.71%) Northgate
7 9 (2.71%) Sun
8 8 (2.41%) Aruba
8 8 (2.41%) CheckPoint
8 8 (2.41%) Fortinet
8 8 (2.41%) HP
8 8 (2.41%) Juniper
9 7 (2.11%) Veeam
10 4 (1.20%) Acronis
10 4 (1.20%) Dell
11 3 (0.90%) Instagram
11 3 (0.90%) Twitter