Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 626 720 756
Rank change year-on-year +94 +36 +215
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 150 414 457
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.04% 1.21% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 135 391 452
Median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +25.00% +1.82%
10th Percentile £20,000 £20,500 £19,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,550 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,750 £28,000
% change year-on-year +5.96% +34.82% +1.82%

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 14,358 34,254 40,541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.08% 23.99% 23.73%
Number of salaries quoted 10,380 24,851 30,119
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 8 August 2020.

Salary histogram for DBS Check in the UK

DBS Check
Top 17 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 August 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 +71 143 £40,000 +14.29% 73
UK excluding London +112 114 £40,000 +5.96% 74
North of England +100 39 £40,000 +3.23% 19
Work from Home +39 38 £40,000 -5.88% 5
South East +118 35 £43,620 +4.77% 12
London +132 33 £46,059 +80.62% 3
North West +87 30 £40,000 +14.29% 12
South West +113 18 £41,606 +108.03% 3
Midlands +92 15 £22,250 -22.61% 22
East Midlands +86 10 £29,638 -37.60% 12
Yorkshire +103 8 £30,500 -18.67% 7
West Midlands +73 5 £20,000 -25.93% 10
East of England +69 3 £27,500 -31.25% 14
Scotland +98 2 £20,000 -57.89% 1
Wales +32 1 £92,500 +105.56% 3
North East +18 1 £20,000 -60.00%
Northern Ireland - 1 £27,500 -

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 47 (31.33%) Degree
2 39 (26.00%) Problem-Solving
3 34 (22.67%) Windows
4 33 (22.00%) Mentoring
5 30 (20.00%) Finance
6 28 (18.67%) Microsoft
7 26 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (16.67%) Office 365
8 25 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (14.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 22 (14.67%) Legal
10 21 (14.00%) JavaScript
10 21 (14.00%) Windows Server
11 20 (13.33%) SQL Server
12 19 (12.67%) ITIL
12 19 (12.67%) SQL
12 19 (12.67%) Security Cleared
13 18 (12.00%) HTML
13 18 (12.00%) Cisco
13 18 (12.00%) Information Security
14 17 (11.33%) Firewall
14 17 (11.33%) Active Directory
14 17 (11.33%) PCI DSS
15 16 (10.67%) Risk Management
15 16 (10.67%) Business Continuity
16 15 (10.00%) Management Information System
16 15 (10.00%) CSS
16 15 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
16 15 (10.00%) GDPR
17 14 (9.33%) Component Testing

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 11 (7.33%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.67%) IIS
3 3 (2.00%) Confluence
4 2 (1.33%) Apache
4 2 (1.33%) JBoss
4 2 (1.33%) nginx
4 2 (1.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.33%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.67%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.67%) Site Server
Applications
1 6 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.33%) Sketch
4 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.67%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (0.67%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.67%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.67%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.67%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (16.67%) Office 365
2 10 (6.67%) Azure
3 6 (4.00%) AWS
4 3 (2.00%) G Suite
4 3 (2.00%) GitHub
5 2 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.67%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.67%) PowerApps
6 1 (0.67%) SaaS
6 1 (0.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.33%) Firewall
2 13 (8.67%) Ethernet
3 12 (8.00%) VPN
4 11 (7.33%) DNS
5 9 (6.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (5.33%) ATM
6 8 (5.33%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (4.67%) Broadband
7 7 (4.67%) LAN
7 7 (4.67%) SSL
7 7 (4.67%) VoIP
7 7 (4.67%) WAN
7 7 (4.67%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (4.00%) DHCP
8 6 (4.00%) IPsec
8 6 (4.00%) Network Security
8 6 (4.00%) SAN
9 5 (3.33%) BGP
10 4 (2.67%) MPLS
10 4 (2.67%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.33%) RDBMS
2 8 (5.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.67%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.00%) Big Data
4 3 (2.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.00%) MySQL
4 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.33%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (1.33%) SQLite
6 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (2.00%) JIRA
1 3 (2.00%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (1.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.33%) Selenium
2 2 (1.33%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.67%) Android Studio
3 1 (0.67%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.67%) Gradle
3 1 (0.67%) Subversion
3 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.67%) Xcode
General
1 30 (20.00%) Finance
2 22 (14.67%) Legal
3 12 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 11 (7.33%) Public Sector
5 8 (5.33%) Local Government
6 6 (4.00%) Law
7 4 (2.67%) Advertising
8 2 (1.33%) Electronics
8 2 (1.33%) Social Science
9 1 (0.67%) Automotive
9 1 (0.67%) Fire and Rescue
9 1 (0.67%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.67%) Marketing
9 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (18.00%) Developer
2 14 (9.33%) IT Engineer
3 13 (8.67%) Field Engineer
3 13 (8.67%) Support Engineer
4 9 (6.00%) Software Engineer
5 8 (5.33%) Real Time Engineer
5 8 (5.33%) Real Time Software Engineer
6 7 (4.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 7 (4.67%) Network Engineer
7 6 (4.00%) Architect
7 6 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.00%) IT Manager
7 6 (4.00%) IT Support
7 6 (4.00%) IT Support Engineer
7 6 (4.00%) IT Technician
7 6 (4.00%) Software Developer
7 6 (4.00%) Systems Developer
8 5 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (3.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.00%) HTML
2 15 (10.00%) CSS
3 12 (8.00%) .NET
4 11 (7.33%) XML
5 9 (6.00%) Ajax
6 8 (5.33%) .NET Core
7 5 (3.33%) HTML5
7 5 (3.33%) Web Services
8 4 (2.67%) jQuery
8 4 (2.67%) RESTful
8 4 (2.67%) Spring
8 4 (2.67%) Spring MVC
9 3 (2.00%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.00%) JSON
9 3 (2.00%) Sass
10 2 (1.33%) Django
10 2 (1.33%) LAMP
10 2 (1.33%) Middleware
11 1 (0.67%) Apache Flex
11 1 (0.67%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 14 (9.33%) Driving Licence
4 13 (8.67%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (5.33%) User Experience
6 7 (4.67%) PKI
7 6 (4.00%) Handset
8 5 (3.33%) NHS
9 3 (2.00%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.67%) CCTV
10 1 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.67%) SCADA
10 1 (0.67%) Smart Home
10 1 (0.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 34 (22.67%) Windows
2 21 (14.00%) Windows Server
3 13 (8.67%) Windows 10
4 11 (7.33%) Linux
5 8 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.67%) Solaris
8 3 (2.00%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.00%) Unix
9 2 (1.33%) Android
9 2 (1.33%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.67%) CentOS
10 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (26.00%) Problem-Solving
2 33 (22.00%) Mentoring
3 25 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (12.67%) ITIL
5 18 (12.00%) Information Security
6 16 (10.67%) Business Continuity
6 16 (10.67%) Risk Management
7 15 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (9.33%) Component Testing
8 14 (9.33%) Data Privacy
8 14 (9.33%) Validation
9 13 (8.67%) IT Strategy
9 13 (8.67%) SDLC
9 13 (8.67%) Software Engineering
10 12 (8.00%) Project Management
11 11 (7.33%) BCP
11 11 (7.33%) Business Continuity Management
11 11 (7.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (7.33%) Creative Thinking
11 11 (7.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.00%) JavaScript
2 19 (12.67%) SQL
3 14 (9.33%) PowerShell
4 12 (8.00%) C#
4 12 (8.00%) Java
4 12 (8.00%) Python
5 11 (7.33%) T-SQL
6 8 (5.33%) C++
6 8 (5.33%) MATLAB
7 6 (4.00%) Bash Shell
7 6 (4.00%) Perl
8 4 (2.67%) C
8 4 (2.67%) PHP
9 3 (2.00%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.33%) VBScript
11 1 (0.67%) ABAP
11 1 (0.67%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.67%) VB
11 1 (0.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 47 (31.33%) Degree
2 19 (12.67%) Security Cleared
3 13 (8.67%) CISM
3 13 (8.67%) CISSP
4 12 (8.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (4.67%) CCNP
7 7 (4.67%) MCSA
7 7 (4.67%) MCSE
8 6 (4.00%) CEH
8 6 (4.00%) OSCP
9 5 (3.33%) CCNA
10 4 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (2.00%) CCDP
11 3 (2.00%) CCIE
11 3 (2.00%) JNCIP
12 2 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.33%) CCDA
13 1 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (11.33%) PCI DSS
3 15 (10.00%) GDPR
4 13 (8.67%) SLA
5 12 (8.00%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (7.33%) ISO 22301
6 11 (7.33%) ISO 31000
6 11 (7.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 11 (7.33%) NIST
7 6 (4.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 6 (4.00%) NCSC
8 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (11.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.33%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.00%) Docker
6 2 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.67%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.67%) vSphere
7 1 (0.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (4.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 4 (2.67%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.00%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.00%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.00%) SCCM
4 1 (0.67%) SCOM
4 1 (0.67%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.67%) vMotion
Vendors
1 28 (18.67%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.00%) Cisco
3 14 (9.33%) Citrix
4 12 (8.00%) VMware
5 10 (6.67%) Dell
5 10 (6.67%) HP
6 9 (6.00%) Veeam
7 7 (4.67%) Fortinet
8 6 (4.00%) Aruba
8 6 (4.00%) IBM
9 5 (3.33%) Adobe
9 5 (3.33%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.33%) EMC
9 5 (3.33%) Oracle
10 4 (2.67%) Avaya
10 4 (2.67%) BT
10 4 (2.67%) EqualLogic
10 4 (2.67%) Google
10 4 (2.67%) Juniper
10 4 (2.67%) Toshiba