Period
to 8 December 2019

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 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 649 807 983
Rank change year-on-year +158 +176 +45
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 438 349 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.47% 0.93% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 342 286 198
UK median annual salary £35,000 £36,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.11% +32.73% -14.06%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,023 £19,425
90th Percentile £57,000 £62,038 £40,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,500 £36,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year -1.39% +30.91% -9.06%

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 29,709 37,712 43,223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.35% 23.73% 24.04%
Number of salaries quoted 22,014 27,740 33,245
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 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 8 December 2019.

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 8 December 2019. 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 +174 432 £35,000 -4.11% 170
UK excluding London +171 333 £35,500 -1.39% 144
North of England +71 121 £40,000 +8.11% 38
South East +101 110 £40,000 +37.93% 48
London +89 103 £32,000 -20.00% 35
North West +83 85 £42,500 +44.92% 22
Midlands +36 50 £32,300 -10.90% 21
West Midlands +40 27 £25,000 -44.44% 10
South West +17 25 £31,500 -42.73% 16
East of England +71 23 £36,780 +29.05% 12
East Midlands +11 23 £34,650 -3.75% 11
North East +25 21 £47,000 +7.43% 2
Yorkshire +4 16 £25,500 -36.25% 14
Scotland +12 2 £47,500 -32.14% 1
Wales +4 1 £45,000 +119.19% 8
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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.

1 167 (38.13%) Windows
2 130 (29.68%) Active Directory
3 125 (28.54%) Microsoft
4 109 (24.89%) Problem-Solving
5 100 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
6 99 (22.60%) Finance
7 93 (21.23%) Office 365
8 88 (20.09%) Degree
9 76 (17.35%) Firewall
9 76 (17.35%) Windows Server
10 67 (15.30%) DHCP
10 67 (15.30%) DNS
11 61 (13.93%) Windows Server 2008
12 59 (13.47%) Driving Licence
13 58 (13.24%) Mentoring
14 55 (12.56%) Cisco
14 55 (12.56%) VMware
15 53 (12.10%) Validation
15 53 (12.10%) ITIL
15 53 (12.10%) Self-Motivation
16 52 (11.87%) SQL
16 52 (11.87%) VMware Infrastructure
17 51 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
18 49 (11.19%) C
18 49 (11.19%) WAN
19 48 (10.96%) Azure
19 48 (10.96%) Component Testing
20 46 (10.50%) Windows Server 2012
20 46 (10.50%) Software Engineering
21 45 (10.27%) Wireless

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 42 (9.59%) MS Exchange
2 16 (3.65%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.60%) CMS
6 7 (1.60%) IIS
7 6 (1.37%) Apache
7 6 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (1.14%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.14%) SAS
9 4 (0.91%) NServiceBus
10 3 (0.68%) Confluence
11 2 (0.46%) WordPress
12 1 (0.23%) CICS
12 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.23%) nginx
12 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 41 (9.36%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.60%) SPSS
4 2 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Finacle
2 1 (0.23%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 93 (21.23%) Office 365
2 48 (10.96%) Azure
3 28 (6.39%) AWS
4 13 (2.97%) SaaS
5 12 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (2.74%) Power Platform
6 9 (2.05%) OneDrive
7 5 (1.14%) GitHub
8 4 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.68%) npm
10 2 (0.46%) G Suite
10 2 (0.46%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.46%) Trello
11 1 (0.23%) IaaS
11 1 (0.23%) PaaS
11 1 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 76 (17.35%) Firewall
2 67 (15.30%) DHCP
2 67 (15.30%) DNS
3 49 (11.19%) WAN
4 45 (10.27%) Wireless
5 44 (10.05%) VPN
6 41 (9.36%) Internet
7 36 (8.22%) LAN
8 32 (7.31%) MPLS
9 30 (6.85%) TCP/IP
10 25 (5.71%) SAN
11 21 (4.79%) VoIP
12 17 (3.88%) VLAN
13 14 (3.20%) IPv4
14 13 (2.97%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (2.51%) Ethernet
17 10 (2.28%) BGP
17 10 (2.28%) Skype
18 8 (1.83%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.74%) Power BI
3 6 (1.37%) Data Mining
3 6 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.37%) MySQL
4 5 (1.14%) Base SAS
4 5 (1.14%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 5 (1.14%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (0.68%) Big Data
5 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.46%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.46%) DataStage
6 2 (0.46%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.23%) MS Access
7 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (3.20%) JIRA
2 11 (2.51%) Ant
3 10 (2.28%) Maven
4 7 (1.60%) Cucumber
4 7 (1.60%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.60%) Subversion
5 6 (1.37%) Gradle
6 5 (1.14%) Artifactory
6 5 (1.14%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.91%) AdminStudio
7 4 (0.91%) AutoIt
7 4 (0.91%) JUnit
8 3 (0.68%) WinDbg
9 2 (0.46%) Protractor
9 2 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.23%) Grunt
10 1 (0.23%) gulp
10 1 (0.23%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.23%) Redmine
General
1 99 (22.60%) Finance
2 39 (8.90%) Retail
3 35 (7.99%) Marketing
4 26 (5.94%) Local Government
5 19 (4.34%) Legal
5 19 (4.34%) Public Sector
6 15 (3.42%) Banking
7 11 (2.51%) Telecoms
8 10 (2.28%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (2.05%) Publishing
10 6 (1.37%) Electronics
10 6 (1.37%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.91%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.91%) Military
12 3 (0.68%) Back Office
13 2 (0.46%) Advertising
13 2 (0.46%) Games
13 2 (0.46%) Housing Association
14 1 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 62 (14.16%) IT Support
2 54 (12.33%) Analyst
3 39 (8.90%) IT Technician
4 38 (8.68%) Support Engineer
5 34 (7.76%) Developer
6 33 (7.53%) IT Engineer
7 32 (7.31%) Network Engineer
8 25 (5.71%) Architect
9 21 (4.79%) IT Support Engineer
9 21 (4.79%) Solutions Architect
9 21 (4.79%) Support Analyst
10 20 (4.57%) Technical Support
11 18 (4.11%) Applications Support
11 18 (4.11%) Technical Engineer
11 18 (4.11%) Technical Support Engineer
12 17 (3.88%) IT Support Technician
12 17 (3.88%) Software Engineer
12 17 (3.88%) Support Technician
13 16 (3.65%) Cloud Architect
14 15 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.39%) .NET
2 19 (4.34%) CSS
2 19 (4.34%) HTML
3 12 (2.74%) ASP.NET
3 12 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (2.51%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 11 (2.51%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (1.83%) .NET Framework
5 8 (1.83%) REST
5 8 (1.83%) Web Services
6 7 (1.60%) Spring
7 5 (1.14%) React
8 4 (0.91%) Entity Framework
8 4 (0.91%) Java EE
8 4 (0.91%) MSMQ
8 4 (0.91%) NHibernate
8 4 (0.91%) React Native
8 4 (0.91%) Spring Boot
9 3 (0.68%) jQuery
9 3 (0.68%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 59 (13.47%) Driving Licence
2 53 (12.10%) Self-Motivation
3 51 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (7.99%) Data Centre
5 23 (5.25%) NHS
6 18 (4.11%) Robotics
7 16 (3.65%) User Experience
8 12 (2.74%) Algorithms
8 12 (2.74%) Mobile App
9 10 (2.28%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.60%) e-Learning
11 6 (1.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 6 (1.37%) VHDL
11 6 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (1.14%) Data Structures
12 5 (1.14%) Mainframe
12 5 (1.14%) Social Media
13 3 (0.68%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.68%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 167 (38.13%) Windows
2 76 (17.35%) Windows Server
3 61 (13.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (10.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (9.59%) Linux
6 32 (7.31%) Windows 10
7 21 (4.79%) Windows 7
7 21 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (4.11%) Windows 8
9 11 (2.51%) Windows XP
10 6 (1.37%) AIX
10 6 (1.37%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.37%) Unix
11 5 (1.14%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.91%) Android
12 4 (0.91%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.23%) CentOS
13 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (24.89%) Problem-Solving
2 100 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (13.24%) Mentoring
4 53 (12.10%) ITIL
4 53 (12.10%) Validation
5 48 (10.96%) Component Testing
6 46 (10.50%) Software Engineering
7 42 (9.59%) Project Management
8 35 (7.99%) Physics
9 31 (7.08%) DevOps
10 27 (6.16%) Change Management
11 26 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
12 25 (5.71%) Analytics
13 24 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
14 23 (5.25%) CRM
15 21 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
16 20 (4.57%) Decision-Making
17 19 (4.34%) Service Delivery
18 18 (4.11%) Data Protection
19 17 (3.88%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 52 (11.87%) SQL
2 49 (11.19%) C
3 27 (6.16%) C#
4 22 (5.02%) PowerShell
5 19 (4.34%) Python
6 18 (4.11%) JavaScript
7 15 (3.42%) Java
8 12 (2.74%) Ruby
9 8 (1.83%) C++
10 7 (1.60%) VBScript
11 4 (0.91%) Fortran
11 4 (0.91%) Kotlin
11 4 (0.91%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.91%) VB
12 3 (0.68%) PHP
13 1 (0.23%) AWK
13 1 (0.23%) Korn
13 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.23%) R
Qualifications
1 88 (20.09%) Degree
2 37 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (6.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (5.48%) Security Cleared
5 23 (5.25%) CCNA
6 18 (4.11%) MCSE
7 15 (3.42%) PhD
8 14 (3.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 13 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (2.51%) CCNP
11 10 (2.28%) CCIE
11 10 (2.28%) MCSA
12 9 (2.05%) JNCIA
13 6 (1.37%) Chartered Engineer
13 6 (1.37%) HNC
13 6 (1.37%) RHCE
13 6 (1.37%) RHCT
14 5 (1.14%) BC Cleared
14 5 (1.14%) CCDP
14 5 (1.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.25%) SLA
2 22 (5.02%) QA
3 11 (2.51%) GDPR
4 9 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.14%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.14%) PMO
6 4 (0.91%) COBIT
6 4 (0.91%) COSO
7 2 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.46%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 130 (29.68%) Active Directory
2 52 (11.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (7.08%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.05%) XenApp
5 8 (1.83%) Firmware
6 7 (1.60%) Docker
6 7 (1.60%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.68%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.68%) vSphere
9 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.46%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (4.11%) SCCM
2 8 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (1.60%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.37%) cPanel
5 5 (1.14%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (0.91%) AppDNA
6 4 (0.91%) WSUS
7 2 (0.46%) Cisco CME
7 2 (0.46%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.23%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.23%) Ansible
8 1 (0.23%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.23%) Nagios
8 1 (0.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 125 (28.54%) Microsoft
2 55 (12.56%) Cisco
2 55 (12.56%) VMware
3 24 (5.48%) HP
4 22 (5.02%) Citrix
5 16 (3.65%) Dell
5 16 (3.65%) EMC
6 14 (3.20%) Apple
7 10 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (2.28%) Veeam
8 9 (2.05%) Juniper
8 9 (2.05%) Zerto
9 7 (1.60%) Adobe
9 7 (1.60%) Veritas
10 6 (1.37%) CommVault
10 6 (1.37%) Xilinx
11 5 (1.14%) Lotus
11 5 (1.14%) Palo Alto
11 5 (1.14%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.91%) Mitel