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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 243 215 196
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -19
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 4 13 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.066% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.61% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 13
Average salary £38,500 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.92% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £17,550 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,350 £68,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
2237 2140 1999
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 37.03% 34.69% 39.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1835 1726 1665
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
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 1 September 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 -22 2 £37,250 +13.74%
Wiltshire +6 1 £42,500 +23.18%
Bristol -13 1 £35,000 -
Data Protection Act
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 27 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 20 (74.07%) Finance
3 15 (55.56%) SQL Server
4 14 (51.85%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (37.04%) SQL
5 10 (37.04%) Information Security
6 9 (33.33%) Windows
6 9 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (29.63%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (29.63%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (29.63%) COM
7 8 (29.63%) T-SQL
7 8 (29.63%) IIS
7 8 (29.63%) MS Office
7 8 (29.63%) Client/Server
7 8 (29.63%) N-Tier
7 8 (29.63%) Data Modelling
7 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
7 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (25.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (25.93%) Basel II
8 7 (25.93%) Migration
8 7 (25.93%) Oracle
8 7 (25.93%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (25.93%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (25.93%) SAS
8 7 (25.93%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (22.22%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 8 (29.63%) IIS
2 7 (25.93%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.93%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (25.93%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.70%) Toad
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 20 (74.07%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Banking
3 5 (18.52%) Retail
4 3 (11.11%) Legal
5 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Developer
1 8 (29.63%) DBA
1 8 (29.63%) SQL DBA
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server DBA
2 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Senior Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Security Consultant
3 6 (22.22%) Consultant
3 6 (22.22%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Cyber Security Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Information Governance Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Governance Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Information Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Senior DBA
5 1 (3.70%) Senior SQL Server DBA
5 1 (3.70%) Senior SQL DBA
5 1 (3.70%) Database Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Business Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) COM
2 1 (3.70%) MSMQ
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (51.85%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (29.63%) Client/Server
2 8 (29.63%) N-Tier
3 6 (22.22%) BYOD
3 6 (22.22%) Internet of Things
4 3 (11.11%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (11.11%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (22.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 10 (37.04%) Information Security
3 8 (29.63%) Data Modelling
3 8 (29.63%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (29.63%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (25.93%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (25.93%) Migration
5 6 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 6 (22.22%) Benchmarking
5 6 (22.22%) ITIL
5 6 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (22.22%) OWASP
5 6 (22.22%) Information Assurance
5 6 (22.22%) Web Development
5 6 (22.22%) Dimensional Modelling
5 6 (22.22%) Cyber Security
5 6 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (14.81%) Business Continuity Planning
6 4 (14.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.70%) C++
3 1 (3.70%) Delphi
3 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) CISSP
1 6 (22.22%) CISA
1 6 (22.22%) CISM
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (25.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (25.93%) Basel II
3 6 (22.22%) COBIT
3 6 (22.22%) PCI DSS
4 3 (11.11%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Borland