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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank - 170 154
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 0 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.16% 0.033%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.44% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 0
Average salary - £50,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
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
1346 1360 1079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 40.86% 36.86% 35.86%
Number of salaries quoted 816 902 706
Average salary £41,750 £40,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.08% -4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 12 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 3 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (100.00%) Legal
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
1 3 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security Governance
2 2 (66.67%) COBIT
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) CISA
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

General
1 3 (100.00%) Legal
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Security Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Information Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Information Governance Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Governance Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
1 3 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security Governance
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (66.67%) COBIT