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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 679 831 830
Rank change year-on-year
+152 -1
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 235 133 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 0.29% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 201 116 110
Median salary £56,080 £45,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+24.62% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%

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
38657 46472 45857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.98% 42.37% 40.18%
Number of salaries quoted 31550 37401 35818
Median salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +6.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,762 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Data Protection Act as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 September 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection Act within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +166 227 £56,080 +24.62% 9
London +85 103 £65,000 +44.44% 4
South East +65 37 £44,000 -20.00% 3
Berkshire +54 27 £44,000 -39.31% 1
Reading +29 23 £44,000 -39.31%
Yorkshire +43 20 £45,000 +23.28%
South West +17 19 £32,000 -17.41%
West Midlands +8 19 £46,250 +143.42% 2
West Yorkshire +32 16 £45,000 +23.28%
City of London +66 15 £66,250 +49.11% 2
Leeds +34 13 £45,000 +23.28%
East of England +21 13 £35,000 -
Birmingham -7 10 £40,000 - 1
Gloucestershire -2 9 £37,500 +15.38%
South Wales +19 8 £62,000 +10.22% 1
Wales +8 8 £62,000 +10.22% 1
Bedfordshire +21 7 £35,000 -17.64%
North West +14 7 £50,000 -4.76%
Manchester -3 7 £50,000 -4.76%
Coventry - 7 £56,000 - 1
Bedford - 7 £35,000 -
Bradford - 7 £45,000 -
Cornwall - 6 £23,750 -
East Midlands +12 5 £33,000 -20.00%
Salford - 5 £50,000 -
Cardiff +14 4 £82,500 +46.66%
East Sussex - 4 £35,400 -
Exeter - 4 £28,500 -
Brighton - 4 £35,400 -
Devon - 4 £28,500 -

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT jobs citing Data Protection Act also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 476 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 290 (60.92%) Information Security
3 233 (48.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 173 (36.34%) CISSP
5 156 (32.77%) PCI DSS
6 120 (25.21%) CISM
7 117 (24.58%) Finance
8 116 (24.37%) Management Information System
9 101 (21.22%) ITIL
10 99 (20.80%) Risk Management
11 86 (18.07%) Firewall
12 77 (16.18%) ISMS
12 77 (16.18%) Microsoft
13 76 (15.97%) Cybersecurity
14 70 (14.71%) Security Management
15 69 (14.50%) Information Security Management
16 65 (13.66%) SQL
17 64 (13.45%) Disaster Recovery
18 62 (13.03%) Business Continuity
19 61 (12.82%) CISA
20 60 (12.61%) SQL Server
21 59 (12.39%) Degree
21 59 (12.39%) SIEM
22 58 (12.18%) Windows
23 57 (11.97%) Security Architecture
24 53 (11.13%) Information Governance
25 52 (10.92%) Vulnerability Management
26 50 (10.50%) Active Directory
27 43 (9.03%) .NET
27 43 (9.03%) MS Excel

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.26%) CMS
3 4 (0.84%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.63%) IIS
4 3 (0.63%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.42%) Apache
5 2 (0.42%) JBoss
5 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.21%) Drupal
6 1 (0.21%) SAS
6 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 43 (9.03%) MS Excel
2 20 (4.20%) MS Office
3 8 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.63%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.63%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (0.42%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Eloqua
1 2 (0.42%) FastStats
1 2 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Magento
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.52%) Office 365
2 8 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.84%) MailChimp
5 2 (0.42%) SaaS
6 1 (0.21%) AdWords
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 86 (18.07%) Firewall
2 33 (6.93%) TCP/IP
3 29 (6.09%) LAN
4 20 (4.20%) Network Security
4 20 (4.20%) Wireless
5 19 (3.99%) VPN
6 18 (3.78%) VoIP
7 9 (1.89%) Intranet
7 9 (1.89%) WAN
8 8 (1.68%) HTTP
8 8 (1.68%) Internet
8 8 (1.68%) IPsec
8 8 (1.68%) SSL
9 7 (1.47%) Converged Networks
9 7 (1.47%) PBX
10 6 (1.26%) Extranet
10 6 (1.26%) Junos
11 5 (1.05%) DHCP
11 5 (1.05%) DNS
11 5 (1.05%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (12.61%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (6.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (6.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (3.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (2.52%) Data Mining
7 12 (2.52%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (1.68%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.47%) Big Data
10 6 (1.26%) OLAP
10 6 (1.26%) OLTP
10 6 (1.26%) SSDT
11 5 (1.05%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.05%) MySQL
11 5 (1.05%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (0.84%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (1.26%) HP UFT
1 6 (1.26%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.42%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.21%) JIRA
General
1 117 (24.58%) Finance
2 29 (6.09%) Legal
3 23 (4.83%) Games
3 23 (4.83%) Telecoms
4 21 (4.41%) Retail
5 19 (3.99%) Law
6 18 (3.78%) Marketing
7 12 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.26%) Advertising
8 6 (1.26%) Automotive
8 6 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.26%) Publishing
9 5 (1.05%) Back Office
10 4 (0.84%) Online Betting
11 3 (0.63%) Banking
12 2 (0.42%) Electronics
12 2 (0.42%) Front Office
13 1 (0.21%) Local Government
13 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 111 (23.32%) Analyst
2 82 (17.23%) Security Analyst
3 78 (16.39%) Security Manager
4 47 (9.87%) Information Analyst
4 47 (9.87%) Information Security Analyst
5 46 (9.66%) Security Officer
6 45 (9.45%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 42 (8.82%) Information Officer
8 41 (8.61%) Developer
9 37 (7.77%) Information Security Officer
10 32 (6.72%) Information Manager
11 27 (5.67%) IT Manager
12 24 (5.04%) Information Security Manager
12 24 (5.04%) IT Security Manager
13 23 (4.83%) Architect
13 23 (4.83%) DBA
14 22 (4.62%) Consultant
15 20 (4.20%) SQL Developer
16 19 (3.99%) Security Consultant
17 17 (3.57%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (9.03%) .NET
2 12 (2.52%) .NET Framework
2 12 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 10 (2.10%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.68%) CSS
5 7 (1.47%) HTML
5 7 (1.47%) jQuery
5 7 (1.47%) XML
6 5 (1.05%) Middleware
6 5 (1.05%) Web Services
7 4 (0.84%) REST
7 4 (0.84%) SOAP
7 4 (0.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (0.84%) WCF
8 3 (0.63%) CSS3
8 3 (0.63%) HTML5
8 3 (0.63%) JSON
8 3 (0.63%) WF
8 3 (0.63%) Windows Identity Foundation
9 2 (0.42%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 116 (24.37%) Management Information System
2 30 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.20%) NHS
4 18 (3.78%) Client/Server
5 15 (3.15%) Freedom of Information
6 13 (2.73%) Data Centre
7 11 (2.31%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.10%) Replication
9 8 (1.68%) CESG
10 7 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (1.47%) Freedom of Information Act
10 7 (1.47%) Physics
11 6 (1.26%) Data Integration
11 6 (1.26%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.05%) Clustering
12 5 (1.05%) N-Tier
12 5 (1.05%) SCADA
12 5 (1.05%) Statistics
13 4 (0.84%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.84%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 58 (12.18%) Windows
2 40 (8.40%) Linux
3 37 (7.77%) Windows Server
4 27 (5.67%) Apple iOS
5 26 (5.46%) Mac OS X
6 8 (1.68%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.47%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.47%) Windows 8
7 7 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.63%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.42%) Unix
11 1 (0.21%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 476 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 290 (60.92%) Information Security
3 101 (21.22%) ITIL
4 99 (20.80%) Risk Management
5 77 (16.18%) ISMS
6 76 (15.97%) Cybersecurity
7 70 (14.71%) Security Management
8 69 (14.50%) Information Security Management
9 64 (13.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 62 (13.03%) Business Continuity
11 59 (12.39%) SIEM
12 57 (11.97%) Security Architecture
13 53 (11.13%) Information Governance
14 52 (10.92%) Vulnerability Management
15 42 (8.82%) Security Operations
16 39 (8.19%) Agile Software Development
17 38 (7.98%) Penetration Testing
18 36 (7.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 32 (6.72%) Risk Assessment
20 30 (6.30%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 65 (13.66%) SQL
2 38 (7.98%) C#
3 24 (5.04%) VB.NET
4 23 (4.83%) T-SQL
5 12 (2.52%) VB
6 11 (2.31%) C
7 8 (1.68%) Java
8 7 (1.47%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.47%) PHP
9 5 (1.05%) Python
9 5 (1.05%) R
10 3 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.42%) VBA
12 1 (0.21%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 173 (36.34%) CISSP
2 120 (25.21%) CISM
3 61 (12.82%) CISA
4 59 (12.39%) Degree
5 28 (5.88%) CISMP
6 24 (5.04%) CRISC
7 23 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (4.62%) Security Cleared
9 15 (3.15%) GIAC
9 15 (3.15%) ISEB
10 14 (2.94%) CCNA
10 14 (2.94%) SC Cleared
11 12 (2.52%) GSEC
11 12 (2.52%) ISACA
11 12 (2.52%) SANS
12 9 (1.89%) CCNP
12 9 (1.89%) CEH
13 8 (1.68%) CCA
13 8 (1.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (1.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (48.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 156 (32.77%) PCI DSS
3 25 (5.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 22 (4.62%) Data Quality
5 19 (3.99%) COBIT
6 13 (2.73%) QA
7 9 (1.89%) ISO27002
7 9 (1.89%) SLA
8 4 (0.84%) BS25999
8 4 (0.84%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.63%) RMADS
10 2 (0.42%) BS7799
10 2 (0.42%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.21%) ISO22301
System Software
1 50 (10.50%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.84%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.63%) vSphere
4 3 (0.63%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (2.10%) AirWatch
2 4 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.63%) RSA Archer
4 2 (0.42%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.42%) EnCase
4 2 (0.42%) SCCM
5 1 (0.21%) FTK
5 1 (0.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 77 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.46%) Apple
3 25 (5.25%) Cisco
4 21 (4.41%) VMware
5 19 (3.99%) Juniper
6 9 (1.89%) Forcepoint
6 9 (1.89%) HP
6 9 (1.89%) Sourcefire
6 9 (1.89%) Symantec
6 9 (1.89%) Varonis
7 8 (1.68%) Cloudera
7 8 (1.68%) Huawei
8 7 (1.47%) Citrix
8 7 (1.47%) WatchGuard
9 6 (1.26%) Remedy
9 6 (1.26%) SolarWinds
10 5 (1.05%) Oracle
11 4 (0.84%) IBM
11 4 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.84%) SAP
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