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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 249 243 228
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 4 6 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.061% 0.084% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.24% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 13
Average salary £52,500 £26,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+98.11% -51.81%
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -3.75%
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
2395 2450 2415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 36.73% 34.25% 33.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1878 1866 1954
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 31 July 2015. 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 +7 3 £52,500 +57.89%
Lancashire -8 1 - -
Data Protection Act
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (50.00%) Information Security
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Legal
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (12.50%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
4 1 (12.50%) LexisNexis
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) B2B
4 1 (12.50%) CISSP
4 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma
4 1 (12.50%) ACCA
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) CISA
4 1 (12.50%) CISM

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Compliance Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security Officer
2 1 (12.50%) Security Officer
2 1 (12.50%) CRM Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Information Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Head of IT
2 1 (12.50%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (50.00%) Information Security
2 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) B2B
4 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) CISSP
2 1 (12.50%) ACCA
2 1 (12.50%) CISA
2 1 (12.50%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) LexisNexis