Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
UK
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 805 918 1068
Rank change year-on-year +113 +150 +51
Permanent jobs citing DBS Check 383 249 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.94% 0.59% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 361 204 187
UK median annual salary £26,000 £27,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.45% +3.77% -15.87%
10th Percentile £19,000 £17,375 £19,500
90th Percentile £45,000 £52,000 £44,082
UK excluding London median annual salary £26,810 £27,500 £26,500
% change year-on-year -2.51% +3.77% +1.92%

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 40,673 42,556 55,559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.61% 24.94% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 30,759 33,367 44,609
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,824 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.72% -1.18% +6.25%

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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 2018. 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 +104 359 £26,000 -5.45% 111
UK excluding London +48 228 £26,810 -2.51% 88
London +61 138 £25,000 -8.26% 31
South East +26 95 £22,500 -4.26% 19
Midlands +29 38 £29,125 -10.38% 14
South West +4 35 £33,000 +3.13% 9
North of England +2 30 £28,652 +4.19% 29
East Midlands +11 26 £29,655 -15.27% 6
East of England +7 23 £24,174 -46.28% 9
Yorkshire +24 13 £28,652 +2.33% 13
West Midlands -1 12 £29,125 -8.98% 8
North West -12 10 £19,500 -17.01% 8
North East -18 7 £62,500 +127.27% 8
Scotland -36 7 £62,500 +47.06% 3

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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.

1 198 (51.70%) Active Directory
2 181 (47.26%) Microsoft
3 147 (38.38%) Windows
4 142 (37.08%) Apple
5 125 (32.64%) Driving Licence
6 122 (31.85%) DNS
6 122 (31.85%) DHCP
7 87 (22.72%) VMware
8 83 (21.67%) Hyper-V
9 73 (19.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 65 (16.97%) Windows Server
11 62 (16.19%) ITIL
12 61 (15.93%) MCSA
13 48 (12.53%) iPad
13 48 (12.53%) MCSE
13 48 (12.53%) MCP
14 47 (12.27%) Firewall
14 47 (12.27%) Finance
15 45 (11.75%) Mac OS X
15 45 (11.75%) Project Management
15 45 (11.75%) Windows Server 2008
16 43 (11.23%) MCTS
16 43 (11.23%) Microsoft Office
17 42 (10.97%) SQL Server
18 40 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
19 39 (10.18%) MS Exchange
20 38 (9.92%) Degree
20 38 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
21 35 (9.14%) Office 365
22 34 (8.88%) SQL

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 39 (10.18%) MS Exchange
2 21 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2013
3 20 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (2.87%) Moodle
6 7 (1.83%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.04%) NServiceBus
7 4 (1.04%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.26%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 43 (11.23%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.26%) Steinberg Cubase
Business Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.26%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 35 (9.14%) Office 365
2 12 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.04%) GitHub
4 4 (1.04%) NuGet
4 4 (1.04%) PaaS
5 2 (0.52%) SaaS
6 1 (0.26%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 122 (31.85%) DHCP
1 122 (31.85%) DNS
2 47 (12.27%) Firewall
3 30 (7.83%) TCP/IP
4 23 (6.01%) SAN
5 22 (5.74%) Wireless
6 19 (4.96%) VLAN
7 17 (4.44%) LAN
8 14 (3.66%) WAN
9 9 (2.35%) VoIP
9 9 (2.35%) VPN
10 6 (1.57%) NAS
11 5 (1.31%) HTTP
11 5 (1.31%) WLAN
12 4 (1.04%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (1.04%) FTP
12 4 (1.04%) IPsec
12 4 (1.04%) iSCSI
12 4 (1.04%) Reverse Proxy
13 2 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.44%) MySQL
3 11 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.04%) SSDT
7 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.52%) Redis
9 1 (0.26%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.26%) Power BI
9 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.09%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (1.57%) Subversion
4 5 (1.31%) Mercurial
4 5 (1.31%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.04%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.26%) Grunt
6 1 (0.26%) gulp
6 1 (0.26%) NUnit
6 1 (0.26%) Selenium
6 1 (0.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 47 (12.27%) Finance
2 19 (4.96%) Retail
3 14 (3.66%) Marketing
4 4 (1.04%) Legal
5 3 (0.78%) Banking
5 3 (0.78%) Local Government
5 3 (0.78%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.52%) Advertising
6 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.26%) Back Office
7 1 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 79 (20.63%) Support Engineer
2 73 (19.06%) IT Engineer
3 56 (14.62%) IT Support
4 45 (11.75%) IT Support Engineer
5 43 (11.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 36 (9.40%) Developer
7 31 (8.09%) Consultant
8 26 (6.79%) 3rd Line Support
9 23 (6.01%) Analyst
10 22 (5.74%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 22 (5.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 22 (5.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 21 (5.48%) Support Technician
12 20 (5.22%) IT Technician
12 20 (5.22%) Software Developer
13 19 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
14 18 (4.70%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
15 16 (4.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 15 (3.92%) Senior Support Engineer
17 14 (3.66%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.27%) HTML
2 18 (4.70%) .NET
3 15 (3.92%) CSS
4 9 (2.35%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.09%) HTML5
5 8 (2.09%) RESTful
6 6 (1.57%) Django
6 6 (1.57%) REST
6 6 (1.57%) Web Services
7 5 (1.31%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.04%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (1.04%) WinForms
9 3 (0.78%) Ajax
9 3 (0.78%) CSS3
9 3 (0.78%) jQuery
9 3 (0.78%) JSON
10 2 (0.52%) Zend Framework
11 1 (0.26%) Java EE
11 1 (0.26%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 125 (32.64%) Driving Licence
2 48 (12.53%) iPad
3 32 (8.36%) Self-Motivation
4 25 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (4.70%) Management Information System
5 18 (4.70%) NHS
6 14 (3.66%) Blackberry
7 11 (2.87%) User Experience
8 10 (2.61%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.61%) Fintech
9 6 (1.57%) CCTV
9 6 (1.57%) Clustering
9 6 (1.57%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.57%) VLE
10 5 (1.31%) Graphic Design
10 5 (1.31%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.04%) Replication
12 3 (0.78%) CMDB
12 3 (0.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 147 (38.38%) Windows
2 65 (16.97%) Windows Server
3 45 (11.75%) Mac OS X
3 45 (11.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (8.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (4.70%) Linux
6 17 (4.44%) Windows 7
7 13 (3.39%) Windows 10
8 12 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (2.09%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.57%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.04%) Android
11 4 (1.04%) CentOS
11 4 (1.04%) Unix
12 3 (0.78%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (16.19%) ITIL
2 45 (11.75%) Project Management
3 38 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (7.31%) Service Management
6 25 (6.53%) Service Delivery
7 23 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (5.74%) Web Development
9 20 (5.22%) Mathematics
10 17 (4.44%) Time Management
11 15 (3.92%) Incident Management
11 15 (3.92%) Information Security
12 14 (3.66%) Data Modelling
13 13 (3.39%) IT Strategy
14 12 (3.13%) Change Control
14 12 (3.13%) Change Management
15 11 (2.87%) Business Analysis
16 10 (2.61%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (2.61%) Customer Requirements
16 10 (2.61%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.88%) SQL
2 25 (6.53%) JavaScript
3 14 (3.66%) PowerShell
4 13 (3.39%) PHP
5 11 (2.87%) C#
6 7 (1.83%) Python
7 5 (1.31%) VB
7 5 (1.31%) VBScript
8 4 (1.04%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.04%) C
8 4 (1.04%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.04%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.78%) Java
10 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.26%) C++
11 1 (0.26%) ES6
11 1 (0.26%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 73 (19.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (15.93%) MCSA
3 48 (12.53%) MCP
3 48 (12.53%) MCSE
4 43 (11.23%) MCTS
5 38 (9.92%) Degree
6 29 (7.57%) Security Cleared
7 13 (3.39%) BC Cleared
8 8 (2.09%) SC Cleared
9 7 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.04%) A+ Certification
10 4 (1.04%) CISA
10 4 (1.04%) CISSP
10 4 (1.04%) CITP
10 4 (1.04%) CRISC
10 4 (1.04%) MBA
10 4 (1.04%) MCPD
10 4 (1.04%) PMP
10 4 (1.04%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (7.05%) GDPR
3 25 (6.53%) ISO 9001
4 23 (6.01%) SLA
5 15 (3.92%) QA
6 11 (2.87%) PMO
7 7 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (1.04%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.26%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 198 (51.70%) Active Directory
2 83 (21.67%) Hyper-V
3 40 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.92%) XenApp
5 14 (3.66%) XenDesktop
6 11 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (3.92%) SCCM
2 5 (1.31%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (1.04%) Puppet
3 4 (1.04%) Terraform
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 181 (47.26%) Microsoft
2 142 (37.08%) Apple
3 87 (22.72%) VMware
4 17 (4.44%) Citrix
5 12 (3.13%) Cisco
6 9 (2.35%) Dell
7 8 (2.09%) HP
8 7 (1.83%) Juniper
9 6 (1.57%) Capita
10 5 (1.31%) Aerohive Networks
10 5 (1.31%) AirMagnet
10 5 (1.31%) Brocade
10 5 (1.31%) Ruckus Wireless
10 5 (1.31%) Sophos
10 5 (1.31%) Tableau
10 5 (1.31%) Veeam
11 4 (1.04%) Apigee
11 4 (1.04%) AVG
11 4 (1.04%) Google
11 4 (1.04%) Oracle