The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank - 166 163
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 0 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.17% 0.031%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.46% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 0
Average salary - £50,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+25.64% -2.50%
Data Protection Act
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1221 1310 1227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 38.74% 36.25% 37.89%
Number of salaries quoted 771 861 775
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Data Protection Act Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Data Protection Act
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Data Protection Act Salary Trend in Scotland

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 6 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 5 (83.33%) Information Security
3 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Information Security Governance
3 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (50.00%) Intranet
3 3 (50.00%) Legal
4 2 (33.33%) CISA
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Law
4 2 (33.33%) COBIT
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) Information Governance
4 2 (33.33%) Document Management
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (16.67%) Content Management
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Joomla!
5 1 (16.67%) CMS
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) VB
5 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 1 (16.67%) CMS
1 1 (16.67%) Joomla!
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (50.00%) Legal
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Information Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Information Security Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Information Governance Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Governance Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Data Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Information Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Compliance Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Web Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Information Governance Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Data Governance Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Governance Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 5 (83.33%) Information Security
3 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (50.00%) Information Security Governance
4 2 (33.33%) Information Governance
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (33.33%) Document Management
5 1 (16.67%) Content Management
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VB
1 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (33.33%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft