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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 687 760 718
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -42
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 202 176 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.48% 0.37% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 122 135 117
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,700 £27,800 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £53,200 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -10.25%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
42176 47255 42154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 39.67% 40.22% 39.54%
Number of salaries quoted 33341 37731 34272
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Data Protection Act Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Data Protection Act
Salary Trend

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

Data Protection Act Salary Trend in the UK

Data Protection Act
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 within the UK.

Data Protection Act Salary Histogram in the UK

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 2 June 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
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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
England +66 193 £47,500 +26.66% 22
London +98 105 £55,000 +37.50% 11
South East +24 33 £47,500 +11.76% 3
South West -9 21 £41,500 +13.69%
Surrey +28 18 £47,500 +11.76% 1
East of England -28 15 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Yorkshire +9 13 £23,000 -38.66% 2
City of London +61 12 £54,100 +2.36% 1
Gloucestershire -2 12 £41,500 +13.69%
Berkshire 0 10 £65,000 +62.50% 1
North Yorkshire +16 8 £23,000 -44.24%
Bristol -3 8 £43,375 -
Harrogate - 8 £23,000 -
Cambridge +16 7 £40,000 +12.67%
Cambridgeshire +11 7 £40,000 +12.67% 1
Cheltenham - 7 £41,500 -
Ipswich -5 6 £37,500 +25.00%
Suffolk -5 6 £37,500 +25.00%
West Yorkshire +28 5 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Gloucester - 5 - -
Leeds +14 4 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Reading -8 4 £65,000 +62.50%
Cardiff - 4 - -
South Wales - 4 - -
Wales - 4 - -
West Midlands -15 3 £49,000 -10.90% 2
Scotland - 3 £33,000 -
Warwickshire - 3 £49,000 -
Bracknell - 3 £70,000 -
Glasgow - 3 £33,000 -

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 369 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 150 (40.65%) Information Security
3 134 (36.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 123 (33.33%) Finance
5 113 (30.62%) Microsoft
6 97 (26.29%) Analytical Skills
7 92 (24.93%) SQL
8 79 (21.41%) Freedom of Information
9 78 (21.14%) SQL Server
10 74 (20.05%) Management Information System
11 73 (19.78%) Degree
12 71 (19.24%) Freedom of Information Act
13 62 (16.80%) Risk Management
14 61 (16.53%) PCI DSS
15 60 (16.26%) CISSP
16 59 (15.99%) Analytics
17 58 (15.72%) Data Warehouse
18 57 (15.45%) ITIL
19 52 (14.09%) Windows
20 51 (13.82%) MS Excel
20 51 (13.82%) Security Management
21 47 (12.74%) Information Security Management
22 46 (12.47%) Business Intelligence
23 45 (12.20%) T-SQL
23 45 (12.20%) CISM
24 44 (11.92%) MS Office
24 44 (11.92%) Data Modelling
25 42 (11.38%) Performance Tuning
26 41 (11.11%) ISMS
27 38 (10.30%) Cyber Security

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 27 (7.32%) SAS
2 24 (6.50%) IIS
3 8 (2.17%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.81%) OpenEdge
6 3 (0.81%) CMS
7 2 (0.54%) Joomla!
7 2 (0.54%) Lync
8 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 51 (13.82%) MS Excel
2 44 (11.92%) MS Office
3 28 (7.59%) SPSS
4 3 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.81%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.54%) Servitor
2 2 (0.54%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.27%) Nortel Periphonics
3 1 (0.27%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.90%) Office 365
2 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.88%) Firewall
2 14 (3.79%) Intranet
3 13 (3.52%) Internet
4 12 (3.25%) LAN
5 7 (1.90%) WAN
6 6 (1.63%) Network Security
7 5 (1.36%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.08%) SAN
8 4 (1.08%) Extranet
8 4 (1.08%) GoToMeeting
9 3 (0.81%) NAS
9 3 (0.81%) DNS
10 2 (0.54%) Wireless
10 2 (0.54%) VoIP
10 2 (0.54%) WLAN
10 2 (0.54%) DMZ
11 1 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.27%) Cisco ICM
11 1 (0.27%) VPN
11 1 (0.27%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (21.14%) SQL Server
2 58 (15.72%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (10.03%) Relational Database
4 31 (8.40%) Big Data
5 30 (8.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 26 (7.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 23 (6.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (6.23%) Data Mining
8 22 (5.96%) Star Schema
9 20 (5.42%) Oracle Database
9 20 (5.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (4.07%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (3.52%) MS Access
12 8 (2.17%) BusinessObjects XI
13 7 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (1.63%) RDBMS
15 5 (1.36%) OLAP
16 4 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
16 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
17 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 16 (4.34%) Toad
2 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.27%) Moq
2 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.27%) JIRA
2 1 (0.27%) ReSharper
2 1 (0.27%) Selenium
2 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 123 (33.33%) Finance
2 33 (8.94%) Legal
3 26 (7.05%) Marketing
4 25 (6.78%) Publishing
5 24 (6.50%) Retail
6 19 (5.15%) Multimedia
7 17 (4.61%) Banking
7 17 (4.61%) Law
8 16 (4.34%) Advertising
9 12 (3.25%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.36%) Electronics
11 4 (1.08%) Games
12 3 (0.81%) Back Office
13 2 (0.54%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.54%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.54%) French Language
13 2 (0.54%) German Language
14 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 103 (27.91%) Analyst
2 64 (17.34%) Security Manager
3 45 (12.20%) Information Manager
4 33 (8.94%) Information Security Manager
5 31 (8.40%) DBA
5 31 (8.40%) Developer
6 25 (6.78%) Systems Analyst
7 24 (6.50%) Security Analyst
8 23 (6.23%) SQL DBA
9 22 (5.96%) Consultant
10 18 (4.88%) SQL Server DBA
11 16 (4.34%) Security Consultant
12 15 (4.07%) Business Analyst
12 15 (4.07%) Data Manager
13 13 (3.52%) Information Analyst
14 12 (3.25%) Architect
14 12 (3.25%) Governance Manager
14 12 (3.25%) Information Governance Manager
14 12 (3.25%) Research Analyst
14 12 (3.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.69%) COM
2 18 (4.88%) HTML
3 15 (4.07%) .NET
4 8 (2.17%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.63%) CSS
6 4 (1.08%) HTML5
7 3 (0.81%) CSS3
7 3 (0.81%) jQuery
7 3 (0.81%) Middleware
7 3 (0.81%) XML
8 2 (0.54%) Web Services
8 2 (0.54%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.54%) Ajax
9 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (0.27%) RESTful
9 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.27%) Yii
9 1 (0.27%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 97 (26.29%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (21.41%) Freedom of Information
3 74 (20.05%) Management Information System
4 71 (19.24%) Freedom of Information Act
5 29 (7.86%) Computer Science
6 26 (7.05%) Client/Server
7 22 (5.96%) Statistics
8 19 (5.15%) N-Tier
9 18 (4.88%) NHS
10 12 (3.25%) CESG
11 9 (2.44%) Mathematics
12 6 (1.63%) BYOD
12 6 (1.63%) Internet of Things
13 5 (1.36%) Clustering
14 4 (1.08%) CESG CLAS
14 4 (1.08%) Replication
15 3 (0.81%) Data Structures
16 2 (0.54%) PMI
16 2 (0.54%) Thin Client
16 2 (0.54%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 52 (14.09%) Windows
2 23 (6.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (5.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (3.79%) UNIX
5 7 (1.90%) Linux
6 4 (1.08%) Solaris
7 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.81%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.27%) Android
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 150 (40.65%) Information Security
3 62 (16.80%) Risk Management
4 59 (15.99%) Analytics
5 57 (15.45%) ITIL
6 51 (13.82%) Security Management
7 47 (12.74%) Information Security Management
8 46 (12.47%) Business Intelligence
9 44 (11.92%) Data Modelling
10 42 (11.38%) Performance Tuning
11 41 (11.11%) ISMS
12 38 (10.30%) Cyber Security
12 38 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
13 36 (9.76%) Business Continuity
14 35 (9.49%) Data Management
15 34 (9.21%) Project Management
16 33 (8.94%) Migration
16 33 (8.94%) Information Management
17 29 (7.86%) Continuous Improvement
18 26 (7.05%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 92 (24.93%) SQL
2 45 (12.20%) T-SQL
3 14 (3.79%) C#
4 10 (2.71%) VBA
5 8 (2.17%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.90%) PL/SQL
6 7 (1.90%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.08%) VB
7 4 (1.08%) Perl
7 4 (1.08%) C++
7 4 (1.08%) Java
7 4 (1.08%) R
8 3 (0.81%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.54%) Delphi
9 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.54%) Ruby
10 1 (0.27%) PHP5
10 1 (0.27%) PHP
10 1 (0.27%) C
10 1 (0.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 73 (19.78%) Degree
2 60 (16.26%) CISSP
3 45 (12.20%) CISM
4 36 (9.76%) Security Cleared
5 30 (8.13%) SC Cleared
6 23 (6.23%) CISA
7 8 (2.17%) PCI QSA
7 8 (2.17%) CRISC
8 7 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.36%) ISACA
9 5 (1.36%) MCITP
9 5 (1.36%) MCTS
10 4 (1.08%) GIAC
10 4 (1.08%) CITP
10 4 (1.08%) MBCS
10 4 (1.08%) CISMP
11 3 (0.81%) RHCSA
11 3 (0.81%) CEH
11 3 (0.81%) CIPD
11 3 (0.81%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (36.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (16.53%) PCI DSS
3 23 (6.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 16 (4.34%) COBIT
5 10 (2.71%) QA
6 8 (2.17%) Basel II
6 8 (2.17%) SLA
7 7 (1.90%) ISO 9001
8 5 (1.36%) ISO 14001
9 4 (1.08%) BS25999
9 4 (1.08%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.54%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.27%) GCP
System Software
1 8 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (0.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.27%) Snort
4 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.54%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.54%) SCCM
2 2 (0.54%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.27%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 113 (30.62%) Microsoft
2 37 (10.03%) Business Objects
3 36 (9.76%) Oracle
4 7 (1.90%) VMware
5 6 (1.63%) SAP
6 4 (1.08%) Aquila
7 3 (0.81%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.81%) Veritas
7 3 (0.81%) Cisco
8 2 (0.54%) Teradata
8 2 (0.54%) Trillium
8 2 (0.54%) HP
8 2 (0.54%) IBM
8 2 (0.54%) Borland
8 2 (0.54%) Informatica
8 2 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.54%) Symantec
8 2 (0.54%) Sophos
8 2 (0.54%) Civica
8 2 (0.54%) Orchard
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