Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 597 663 789
Rank change year-on-year +66 +126 +192
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 94 440 406
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.32% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.89% 1.40% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 81 411 369
Median annual salary £32,500 £35,500 £29,327
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.45% +21.05% +6.64%
10th Percentile £23,250 £20,500 £19,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,646 £37,639 £30,366
% change year-on-year -13.26% +23.95% +10.42%

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 10,583 31,370 39,020
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.18% 22.89% 23.72%
Number of salaries quoted 7,944 23,057 28,848
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 30 October 2020.

Salary histogram for DBS Check in the UK

DBS Check
Top 14 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 30 October 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 +57 91 £32,500 -8.45% 80
UK excluding London +83 69 £32,646 -13.26% 73
North of England +70 29 £38,000 -10.59% 26
London +192 23 £32,500 +7.44% 18
North West +55 21 £44,495 +4.69% 20
South East +110 15 £30,000 -27.00% 11
South West +120 11 £35,338 +12.18% 3
Midlands +83 11 £30,000 +2.14% 11
Yorkshire +116 8 £27,000 -16.92% 6
East Midlands +74 7 £22,500 -40.55% 4
Work from Home -58 7 £30,000 -29.41% 11
West Midlands +86 4 £43,750 +62.04% 7
East of England +119 2 £60,000 +115.99% 11
Wales +52 1 £32,646 -27.45% 8

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 25 (26.60%) Windows
1 25 (26.60%) Microsoft
1 25 (26.60%) Problem-Solving
2 22 (23.40%) Office 365
3 21 (22.34%) Finance
4 18 (19.15%) Cisco
5 17 (18.09%) Active Directory
5 17 (18.09%) Degree
5 17 (18.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (18.09%) PCI DSS
6 16 (17.02%) Security Cleared
7 15 (15.96%) ITIL
7 15 (15.96%) Firewall
8 14 (14.89%) Business Continuity
8 14 (14.89%) Information Security
8 14 (14.89%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (13.83%) LAN
9 13 (13.83%) WAN
9 13 (13.83%) VMware
9 13 (13.83%) Legal
9 13 (13.83%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (13.83%) Public Sector
10 12 (12.77%) IT Strategy
10 12 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (12.77%) Aruba
10 12 (12.77%) Fortinet
10 12 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (12.77%) SQL
10 12 (12.77%) SQL Server
11 11 (11.70%) VPN

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 8 (8.51%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.19%) Site Server
3 2 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.06%) Apache
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.06%) IIS
4 1 (1.06%) JBoss
4 1 (1.06%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.06%) nginx
4 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) MIS ActiveH
1 1 (1.06%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 1 (1.06%) Orchard Housing
1 1 (1.06%) SAP BPC
1 1 (1.06%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.06%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.06%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (23.40%) Office 365
2 9 (9.57%) Azure
3 4 (4.26%) AWS
3 4 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (4.26%) G Suite
4 3 (3.19%) Serverless
5 1 (1.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.96%) Firewall
2 13 (13.83%) LAN
2 13 (13.83%) WAN
3 11 (11.70%) VPN
4 10 (10.64%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (10.64%) Network Security
4 10 (10.64%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (9.57%) TCP/IP
5 9 (9.57%) Wireless
6 8 (8.51%) VoIP
7 7 (7.45%) SSL
8 6 (6.38%) BGP
8 6 (6.38%) Cisco Firepower
9 5 (5.32%) DNS
9 5 (5.32%) Ethernet
10 4 (4.26%) DHCP
10 4 (4.26%) SAN
11 3 (3.19%) Internet
11 3 (3.19%) MPLS
11 3 (3.19%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.32%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.26%) Big Data
3 4 (4.26%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.06%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (2.13%) Selenium
2 2 (2.13%) Subversion
2 2 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.06%) CruiseControl
General
1 21 (22.34%) Finance
2 13 (13.83%) Legal
2 13 (13.83%) Public Sector
3 10 (10.64%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.19%) Local Government
5 2 (2.13%) Social Housing
6 1 (1.06%) German Language
6 1 (1.06%) Marketing
6 1 (1.06%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.06%) Publishing
6 1 (1.06%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 13 (13.83%) Network Engineer
2 12 (12.77%) Support Engineer
3 11 (11.70%) Developer
4 9 (9.57%) IT Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) Field Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) IT Technician
7 6 (6.38%) IT Support
7 6 (6.38%) IT Support Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Architect
8 5 (5.32%) Head of ICT
8 5 (5.32%) ICT Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Platform Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Security Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Fibre Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (4.26%) ICT Specialist
9 4 (4.26%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.32%) HTML
2 4 (4.26%) RESTful
2 4 (4.26%) Spring
2 4 (4.26%) Spring MVC
2 4 (4.26%) Web Services
3 3 (3.19%) .NET
3 3 (3.19%) CSS
3 3 (3.19%) jQuery
4 2 (2.13%) Django
4 2 (2.13%) HTML5
4 2 (2.13%) Sass
5 1 (1.06%) Ajax
5 1 (1.06%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.06%) D3.js
5 1 (1.06%) GWT
5 1 (1.06%) Ionic Framework
5 1 (1.06%) Node.js
5 1 (1.06%) React
5 1 (1.06%) REST
5 1 (1.06%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (11.70%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.45%) PKI
4 3 (3.19%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.13%) NHS
5 2 (2.13%) User Experience
6 1 (1.06%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.06%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.06%) Robotics
6 1 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.06%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.06%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (26.60%) Windows
2 8 (8.51%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.38%) Linux
3 6 (6.38%) Solaris
4 5 (5.32%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.26%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.06%) Unix
7 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (1.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.60%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (15.96%) ITIL
3 14 (14.89%) Business Continuity
3 14 (14.89%) Information Security
4 12 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (12.77%) IT Strategy
5 11 (11.70%) Security Architecture
6 10 (10.64%) BCP
6 10 (10.64%) Data Privacy
7 9 (9.57%) Business Continuity Management
7 9 (9.57%) Creative Thinking
7 9 (9.57%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (9.57%) Risk Management
7 9 (9.57%) Time Management
8 8 (8.51%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (7.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 7 (7.45%) Project Delivery
9 7 (7.45%) Threat Management
9 7 (7.45%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 7 (7.45%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.77%) SQL
2 10 (10.64%) JavaScript
3 8 (8.51%) PowerShell
4 7 (7.45%) Bash Shell
4 7 (7.45%) Java
4 7 (7.45%) Perl
5 4 (4.26%) C#
5 4 (4.26%) PL/SQL
5 4 (4.26%) Python
5 4 (4.26%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.13%) C
7 1 (1.06%) ABAP
7 1 (1.06%) PHP
7 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (18.09%) Degree
2 16 (17.02%) Security Cleared
3 14 (14.89%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (10.64%) CCNP
4 10 (10.64%) SC Cleared
5 9 (9.57%) CISM
5 9 (9.57%) CISSP
6 7 (7.45%) CCNA
6 7 (7.45%) JNCIP
7 5 (5.32%) CEH
7 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (5.32%) OSCP
8 4 (4.26%) MCSA
9 3 (3.19%) ACCA
9 3 (3.19%) ACSA
9 3 (3.19%) ACSP
9 3 (3.19%) CCDP
9 3 (3.19%) CCIE
9 3 (3.19%) MCSE
10 2 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 17 (18.09%) PCI DSS
2 9 (9.57%) ISO 22301
2 9 (9.57%) ISO 31000
2 9 (9.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 9 (9.57%) NIST
3 8 (8.51%) GDPR
4 5 (5.32%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (5.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 5 (5.32%) NCSC
5 3 (3.19%) SLA
6 1 (1.06%) HIPAA
System Software
1 17 (18.09%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.51%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.32%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.06%) Docker
5 1 (1.06%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (7.45%) FortiGate
2 6 (6.38%) SCCM
3 5 (5.32%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 4 (4.26%) SCOM
5 2 (2.13%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.13%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.06%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.06%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 25 (26.60%) Microsoft
2 18 (19.15%) Cisco
3 13 (13.83%) VMware
4 12 (12.77%) Aruba
4 12 (12.77%) Fortinet
5 9 (9.57%) CheckPoint
5 9 (9.57%) Veeam
6 7 (7.45%) Citrix
6 7 (7.45%) HP
6 7 (7.45%) Juniper
7 6 (6.38%) IBM
8 5 (5.32%) Dell
8 5 (5.32%) EMC
8 5 (5.32%) Oracle
9 4 (4.26%) BT
9 4 (4.26%) Google
10 3 (3.19%) Palo Alto
11 2 (2.13%) Twitter
11 2 (2.13%) Xamarin
11 2 (2.13%) Zerto