The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 125 124 109
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 4 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.19% 0.14% 0.058%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.70% 0.55% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 1
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +35.59%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Data Protection Act
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
572 549 396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.77% 25.48% 23.08%
Number of salaries quoted 461 511 350
Average salary £42,375 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.29% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £61,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Data Protection Act across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Data Protection Act Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Data Protection Act
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Protection Act across the Birmingham region.

Data Protection Act Salary Trend in Birmingham

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Data Protection Act also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Data Protection Act.

1 8 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 8 (100.00%) Information Security
2 6 (75.00%) Change Management
2 6 (75.00%) Risk Management
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
4 1 (12.50%) CISSP
4 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (12.50%) VB
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) Web Development
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Security
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (12.50%) CEH
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Replication
4 1 (12.50%) Statistics
4 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (12.50%) OWASP

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Data Protection Act also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Data Protection Act. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
1 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Information Manager
1 6 (75.00%) Information Security Manager
1 6 (75.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Security Tester
2 1 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Junior
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Penetration Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
1 1 (12.50%) Statistics
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Information Security
1 8 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (75.00%) Change Management
2 6 (75.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) OWASP
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Forensics
3 1 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
3 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CISSP
1 1 (12.50%) CEH
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS