The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in IT jobs advertised for the South 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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 211 206 201
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 25 20 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.43% 0.34% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.29% 0.82% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 16 15 8
Average salary £40,750 £36,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.64% -30.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £31,100 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £37,100 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £35,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -9.09%
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 South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1932 2426 2070
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 33.31% 41.36% 39.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1525 1962 1742
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Data Protection Act Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Data Protection Act
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Data Protection Act Salary Trend in the South West

Data Protection Act
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Data Protection Act across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Data Protection Act Salary Histogram in the South West

Data Protection Act
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Gloucestershire -4 14 £41,500 +13.69%
Bristol +1 10 £35,250 -
Wiltshire - 1 £40,000 -
Data Protection Act
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 42 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 31 (73.81%) Finance
3 29 (69.05%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (66.67%) SQL Server
5 24 (57.14%) SQL
6 23 (54.76%) Windows
7 22 (52.38%) IIS
7 22 (52.38%) Microsoft
7 22 (52.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (52.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
8 21 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
8 21 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 21 (50.00%) Migration
8 21 (50.00%) N-Tier
8 21 (50.00%) Data Modelling
8 21 (50.00%) MS Office
8 21 (50.00%) Client/Server
8 21 (50.00%) T-SQL
8 21 (50.00%) COM
9 10 (23.81%) Information Security
9 10 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 8 (19.05%) Business Objects
10 8 (19.05%) Oracle
10 8 (19.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (19.05%) Basel II
10 8 (19.05%) SAS
11 7 (16.67%) UNIX
11 7 (16.67%) Web Development
11 7 (16.67%) PCI DSS

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 22 (52.38%) IIS
2 8 (19.05%) SAS
3 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (2.38%) Firewall
2 1 (2.38%) DHCP
2 1 (2.38%) VPN
2 1 (2.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 6 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Toad
1 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (73.81%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Banking
3 5 (11.90%) Retail
4 4 (9.52%) Legal
5 2 (4.76%) Advertising
6 1 (2.38%) Games
6 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) SQL DBA
1 21 (50.00%) DBA
2 17 (40.48%) SQL Server DBA
3 7 (16.67%) Developer
4 6 (14.29%) Cyber Security Consultant
4 6 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 6 (14.29%) Consultant
4 6 (14.29%) Security Consultant
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Governance Manager
6 4 (9.52%) Information Governance Manager
6 4 (9.52%) Information Manager
7 3 (7.14%) Senior SQL DBA
7 3 (7.14%) Senior DBA
7 3 (7.14%) Senior SQL Server DBA
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Business Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (50.00%) COM
2 3 (7.14%) .NET
3 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.38%) Middleware
4 1 (2.38%) Flash
4 1 (2.38%) MSMQ
4 1 (2.38%) HTML
4 1 (2.38%) CSS
4 1 (2.38%) SOAP
4 1 (2.38%) Web Services
4 1 (2.38%) Yii
4 1 (2.38%) LAMP
4 1 (2.38%) Apache Flex
4 1 (2.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 29 (69.05%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 21 (50.00%) Client/Server
3 6 (14.29%) BYOD
3 6 (14.29%) Internet of Things
4 4 (9.52%) Freedom of Information
4 4 (9.52%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (2.38%) User Experience
5 1 (2.38%) IPTV
5 1 (2.38%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 23 (54.76%) Windows
2 22 (52.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 22 (52.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.38%) Linux
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 21 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 21 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 21 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 21 (50.00%) Migration
2 21 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 10 (23.81%) Information Security
4 7 (16.67%) Web Development
4 7 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (14.29%) Cyber Security
5 6 (14.29%) OWASP
5 6 (14.29%) Information Assurance
5 6 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 6 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (14.29%) ITIL
5 6 (14.29%) Benchmarking
5 6 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (11.90%) Dimensional Modelling
7 4 (9.52%) Business Continuity Planning
7 4 (9.52%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 24 (57.14%) SQL
2 21 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 3 (7.14%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.38%) C++
5 1 (2.38%) Delphi
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) Perl
5 1 (2.38%) PHP
5 1 (2.38%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
1 6 (14.29%) CISA
1 6 (14.29%) CISM
1 6 (14.29%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (19.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (19.05%) Basel II
3 7 (16.67%) PCI DSS
4 6 (14.29%) COBIT
5 4 (9.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) Business Objects
2 8 (19.05%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) Teradata
4 1 (2.38%) Borland
4 1 (2.38%) Facebook
4 1 (2.38%) Twitter