The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 256 243 244
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 9 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.029% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.088% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 6
Average salary £47,000 £48,358 £25,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.80% +91.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,044 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,100 £53,672 £38,250
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -12.50%
Data Protection Act
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2418 2271 2301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 32.60% 32.84% 32.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2073 1852 2018
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Data Protection Act Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Data Protection Act
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Data Protection Act Salary Trend in the North West

Data Protection Act
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection Act within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 6 £46,000 -4.87%
Cheshire - 2 £47,750 -
Lancashire - 1 £52,500 -
Data Protection Act
England

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 14 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) Project Management
3 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2
4 6 (42.86%) NHS
5 4 (28.57%) Financial Institution
5 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) Information Security
6 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (14.29%) Ajax
7 2 (14.29%) jQuery
7 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (14.29%) Retail
7 2 (14.29%) Subversion
7 2 (14.29%) VSAM
7 2 (14.29%) Time Management
7 2 (14.29%) Web Design
7 2 (14.29%) Data Extraction
7 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
7 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (14.29%) SLA
7 2 (14.29%) SAS

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) SAS
1 2 (14.29%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) DB2
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 4 (28.57%) Financial Institution
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Programme Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Programme Manager
2 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Risk Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) IT Risk Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Compliance Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Compliance Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Security Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 2 (14.29%) CSS
1 2 (14.29%) Ajax
1 2 (14.29%) jQuery
1 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) NHS
2 2 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 2 (14.29%) VSAM
2 2 (14.29%) Data Extraction
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) AIX
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 8 (57.14%) Project Management
3 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2
4 4 (28.57%) Information Security
5 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) Web Design
6 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Time Management
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (7.14%) Network Management
7 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
7 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
7 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CISSP
1 1 (7.14%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft