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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 749 685 683
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -2
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 145 193 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.46% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 111 148 148
Average salary £42,500 £44,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.95% -1.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £25,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
43021 41581 45815
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.68% 38.92% 38.99%
Number of salaries quoted 33611 33777 38523
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 22 September 2014 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 22 September 2014. 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
England -34 136 £40,000 -19.59% 26
London -23 43 £45,000 -25.00% 10
West Midlands +8 19 £19,000 -52.50% 3
South East -33 19 £45,000 -18.18% 3
East of England -7 16 £38,500 +55.55%
City of London -2 15 £45,000 -14.28% 3
South West -32 15 £22,000 -46.66% 2
Staffordshire +3 13 £19,000 - 2
Gloucestershire +3 12 £22,000 -66.15% 2
Yorkshire -51 12 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Stoke-on-Trent +12 11 £19,000 - 2
Cheltenham -7 8 £20,000 -69.23% 2
North West -17 8 £45,000 +9.75% 4
South Yorkshire -18 8 £52,500 -
Harrow - 8 - -
Manchester -7 7 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Bolton - 6 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire - 6 £45,000 -
Hertfordshire -8 5 £38,500 -
Colchester - 5 £41,250 -
Letchworth - 5 £38,500 -
Essex - 5 £41,250 -
Suffolk +1 4 £37,500 +25.00%
Edinburgh -10 4 £50,000 -
Scotland -16 4 £50,000 -
Berkshire -28 4 - -
West Yorkshire -45 4 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Oxford - 4 £45,000 -
Maidenhead - 4 - -
East Midlands -8 3 £52,500 +72.13% 1

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 308 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 95 (30.84%) Information Security
3 88 (28.57%) SQL
4 83 (26.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 65 (21.10%) SQL Server
6 64 (20.78%) PCI DSS
7 60 (19.48%) Degree
8 59 (19.16%) Microsoft
8 59 (19.16%) Finance
9 52 (16.88%) Project Management
9 52 (16.88%) Windows
10 50 (16.23%) Analytical Skills
11 49 (15.91%) Legal
12 47 (15.26%) Management Information System
13 46 (14.94%) ITIL
14 39 (12.66%) Firewall
14 39 (12.66%) Business Continuity
15 38 (12.34%) MS Excel
16 37 (12.01%) QA
17 36 (11.69%) Risk Management
18 34 (11.04%) Marketing
19 32 (10.39%) .NET
20 31 (10.06%) Data Security
21 30 (9.74%) PRINCE2
21 30 (9.74%) Agile Software Development
22 29 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
23 28 (9.09%) CRM
23 28 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
23 28 (9.09%) T-SQL
24 27 (8.77%) ISO 9001

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 24 (7.79%) MS Exchange
2 15 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (4.22%) SAS
4 10 (3.25%) IIS
4 10 (3.25%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.62%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.97%) CMS
8 2 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.65%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.65%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (0.65%) Apache
8 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.32%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 38 (12.34%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.87%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (2.60%) MS Office
4 5 (1.62%) MS Project
4 5 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (4.22%) Google Analytics
2 7 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.62%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (1.62%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.62%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.62%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (1.62%) Oracle iProcurement
3 5 (1.62%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 5 (1.62%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (1.62%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 5 (1.62%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (1.62%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (1.30%) Pegasus Opera
5 3 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.32%) Tridion
6 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.32%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.62%) Amazon S3
2 4 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.30%) Office 365
3 3 (0.97%) Taleo
3 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 39 (12.66%) Firewall
2 24 (7.79%) LAN
3 21 (6.82%) WAN
4 18 (5.84%) SAN
5 17 (5.52%) Intranet
6 13 (4.22%) VoIP
6 13 (4.22%) VLAN
6 13 (4.22%) Wireshark
6 13 (4.22%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (3.90%) Internet
7 12 (3.90%) DNS
8 9 (2.92%) DHCP
8 9 (2.92%) NAS
9 6 (1.95%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.95%) Broadband
10 5 (1.62%) VPN
11 4 (1.30%) LDAP
12 3 (0.97%) HTTP
12 3 (0.97%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.97%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (21.10%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (4.87%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (4.87%) Relational Database
4 13 (4.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.27%) Big Data
7 7 (2.27%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.95%) MySQL
9 5 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.62%) DataStage
9 5 (1.62%) QualityStage
9 5 (1.62%) QlikView
9 5 (1.62%) Pentaho
9 5 (1.62%) Data Mart
9 5 (1.62%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.62%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (2.92%) Talend Open Studio
1 9 (2.92%) Subversion
2 5 (1.62%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (1.62%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (1.30%) JUnit
4 3 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.65%) Grunt
5 2 (0.65%) Maven
5 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.65%) Ant
6 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.32%) Toad
6 1 (0.32%) Metasploit
General
1 59 (19.16%) Finance
2 49 (15.91%) Legal
3 34 (11.04%) Marketing
4 20 (6.49%) Law
5 19 (6.17%) Retail
6 15 (4.87%) Advertising
7 12 (3.90%) Telecoms
8 7 (2.27%) Back Office
9 6 (1.95%) Games
10 5 (1.62%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.62%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.97%) Banking
12 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.65%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.32%) Electronics
13 1 (0.32%) Publishing
13 1 (0.32%) Welsh Language
13 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 93 (30.19%) Analyst
2 35 (11.36%) Security Analyst
3 29 (9.42%) Security Manager
4 28 (9.09%) Administrator
5 25 (8.12%) Developer
6 22 (7.14%) Security Officer
7 20 (6.49%) Information Analyst
8 19 (6.17%) Information Manager
8 19 (6.17%) Information Security Analyst
8 19 (6.17%) Data Protection Officer
9 18 (5.84%) Systems Administrator
10 17 (5.52%) Information Security Manager
11 15 (4.87%) DBA
12 14 (4.55%) Junior
12 14 (4.55%) Business Analyst
13 13 (4.22%) Project Manager
13 13 (4.22%) Senior Systems Administrator
14 11 (3.57%) Architect
14 11 (3.57%) Junior Analyst
15 10 (3.25%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (10.39%) .NET
2 24 (7.79%) ASP.NET
3 23 (7.47%) XML
4 21 (6.82%) HTML
5 14 (4.55%) jQuery
5 14 (4.55%) CSS
6 12 (3.90%) HTML5
7 10 (3.25%) Web Services
8 8 (2.60%) CSS3
8 8 (2.60%) .NET Framework
9 7 (2.27%) XSLT
9 7 (2.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (2.27%) RESTful
9 7 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (1.95%) XSL
11 5 (1.62%) Regular Expression
12 4 (1.30%) JSON
12 4 (1.30%) WPF
12 4 (1.30%) WinForms
12 4 (1.30%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (16.23%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (15.26%) Management Information System
3 19 (6.17%) Computer Science
4 17 (5.52%) Social Media
5 13 (4.22%) Replication
5 13 (4.22%) NHS
6 11 (3.57%) New Media
7 9 (2.92%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.27%) Freedom of Information
9 6 (1.95%) CESG
9 6 (1.95%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.62%) Online Games
10 5 (1.62%) Blog
10 5 (1.62%) Visualisation
11 4 (1.30%) Freedom of Information Act
11 4 (1.30%) Mechatronics
11 4 (1.30%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.97%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.97%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.97%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 52 (16.88%) Windows
2 19 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (4.55%) UNIX
5 8 (2.60%) Mac OS X
5 8 (2.60%) Linux
6 6 (1.95%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.95%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.97%) AIX
7 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.97%) Windows Vista
7 3 (0.97%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.65%) Android
8 2 (0.65%) CentOS
8 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 95 (30.84%) Information Security
3 52 (16.88%) Project Management
4 46 (14.94%) ITIL
5 39 (12.66%) Business Continuity
6 36 (11.69%) Risk Management
7 31 (10.06%) Data Security
8 30 (9.74%) PRINCE2
8 30 (9.74%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
10 28 (9.09%) CRM
11 25 (8.12%) Disaster Recovery
12 23 (7.47%) Service Delivery
13 22 (7.14%) ISMS
13 22 (7.14%) Security Testing
13 22 (7.14%) Information Governance
14 20 (6.49%) Change Management
14 20 (6.49%) Security Management
14 20 (6.49%) Information Security Management
14 20 (6.49%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 88 (28.57%) SQL
2 28 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 19 (6.17%) C#
4 15 (4.87%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.90%) Java
6 9 (2.92%) PL/SQL
7 8 (2.60%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.27%) C++
9 4 (1.30%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.97%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.65%) Ruby
11 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.65%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 2 (0.65%) C
11 2 (0.65%) VBScript
11 2 (0.65%) VB
11 2 (0.65%) Delphi
11 2 (0.65%) Perl
11 2 (0.65%) PHP
12 1 (0.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 60 (19.48%) Degree
2 27 (8.77%) CISSP
3 20 (6.49%) ISEB
4 19 (6.17%) CISM
5 18 (5.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (5.19%) CCNA
7 14 (4.55%) CISA
8 13 (4.22%) MCSA
9 12 (3.90%) Security Cleared
10 10 (3.25%) SC Cleared
11 7 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (2.27%) CRISC
12 6 (1.95%) MBA
13 5 (1.62%) OCP
13 5 (1.62%) Oracle Certification
14 3 (0.97%) MCP
14 3 (0.97%) Postgraduate
14 3 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.97%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (26.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 64 (20.78%) PCI DSS
3 37 (12.01%) QA
4 27 (8.77%) ISO 9001
5 16 (5.19%) SLA
6 11 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (2.92%) BS7799
8 6 (1.95%) Data Quality
9 5 (1.62%) Basel II
9 5 (1.62%) COBIT
10 4 (1.30%) COSO
11 2 (0.65%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.32%) TickIT
12 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 12207
12 1 (0.32%) WAI
12 1 (0.32%) BS25999
System Software
1 23 (7.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 20 (6.49%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.30%) Nmap
5 2 (0.65%) SpamAssassin
5 2 (0.65%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.32%) NFS
6 1 (0.32%) Samba
6 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.30%) FortiGate
1 4 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (0.97%) SCCM
2 3 (0.97%) Nessus
3 2 (0.65%) SCOM
3 2 (0.65%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.32%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 59 (19.16%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.44%) VMware
3 25 (8.12%) HP
4 23 (7.47%) Oracle
5 20 (6.49%) Salesforce.com
6 19 (6.17%) Cisco
7 15 (4.87%) Veeam
8 13 (4.22%) Google
9 10 (3.25%) Business Objects
9 10 (3.25%) SAP
10 9 (2.92%) Adobe
10 9 (2.92%) Teradata
10 9 (2.92%) Talend
11 6 (1.95%) Tripwire
11 6 (1.95%) McAfee
11 6 (1.95%) Dell
11 6 (1.95%) IBM
11 6 (1.95%) Cognos
12 5 (1.62%) Citrix
12 5 (1.62%) Sun
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 17K to 21K + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £44000.00 - £64000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Catalyst Housing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Brampton Recruitment
Salary: From £17,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Yeadon, Leeds, Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: £35k to £50k depending on level of experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TDX Group
Salary: Unspecified Competitive basic, plus up to 20% bonus, private healthcar
Posted: 11 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £41000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Outsourcery
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per year plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum (DOE) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Amsys
Salary: From £21,000 to £23,000 per annum +pension,life assurance
Posted: 27 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Amsys
Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum +pension,life assurance and 50% staff discount
Posted: 27 days ago