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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 702 784 695
Rank change year-on-year
+82 -89
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 205 163 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.34% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 108 137 129
Average salary £48,000 £38,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.67% -9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £24,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £51,400 £60,400
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -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
43687 47600 43875
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.00% 39.71% 40.09%
Number of salaries quoted 34679 37791 35687
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £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 £40,000

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 July 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 July 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
England +84 188 £47,500 +21.79% 12
London +104 117 £55,000 +37.50% 6
South East +25 34 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Surrey +20 18 £47,500 +35.71%
South West -23 12 £41,750 +21.01%
East of England -17 11 £40,000 +23.07%
City of London +59 10 £54,100 +66.46% 1
Yorkshire +9 9 £22,750 -39.33% 3
Cambridge +19 6 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire +17 6 £40,000 -38.46%
North Yorkshire +3 6 £22,750 -54.50%
Berkshire 0 6 £65,000 +62.50%
Gloucestershire -10 6 £40,750 +11.64%
Bristol -16 6 £51,500 -
Harrogate - 6 £22,750 -
Kent - 6 - -
Suffolk -6 4 £36,250 +20.83%
Ipswich - 4 £36,250 -
Cardiff - 4 - -
Wales - 4 - -
South Wales - 4 - -
East Sussex +35 3 £55,000 +77.41% 1
Scotland +10 3 £33,000 -34.00% 1
Gloucester -1 3 £42,000 +29.23%
Warwickshire -15 3 £49,000 -2.00%
West Midlands -19 3 £49,000 -2.00%
Cheltenham - 3 £40,000 -
Glasgow - 3 £33,000 -
Leeds +11 2 - -
West Yorkshire +10 2 - -

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 387 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 139 (35.92%) Information Security
3 135 (34.88%) Microsoft
4 133 (34.37%) Finance
5 129 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 116 (29.97%) Analytical Skills
7 95 (24.55%) SQL
8 90 (23.26%) Freedom of Information
9 82 (21.19%) Freedom of Information Act
9 82 (21.19%) SQL Server
10 80 (20.67%) Analytics
11 77 (19.90%) Data Warehouse
12 75 (19.38%) Degree
13 71 (18.35%) Management Information System
14 66 (17.05%) MS Excel
14 66 (17.05%) Business Intelligence
15 65 (16.80%) CISSP
15 65 (16.80%) PCI DSS
16 63 (16.28%) ITIL
17 53 (13.70%) CISM
18 50 (12.92%) Risk Management
18 50 (12.92%) Business Objects
19 49 (12.66%) T-SQL
20 48 (12.40%) Oracle
21 47 (12.14%) Windows
21 47 (12.14%) Agile Software Development
22 44 (11.37%) Data Modelling
22 44 (11.37%) MS Office
22 44 (11.37%) Project Management
23 43 (11.11%) Security Management

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 33 (8.53%) SAS
2 19 (4.91%) IIS
3 10 (2.58%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.55%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.52%) Lync
7 2 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.52%) CMS
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.52%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 66 (17.05%) MS Excel
2 44 (11.37%) MS Office
3 37 (9.56%) SPSS
4 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.07%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.78%) Orchard Housing
2 3 (0.78%) Servitor
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.26%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.29%) Office 365
2 3 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.65%) Firewall
2 12 (3.10%) Intranet
3 10 (2.58%) Internet
4 8 (2.07%) Network Security
5 4 (1.03%) GoToMeeting
5 4 (1.03%) DNS
5 4 (1.03%) LAN
5 4 (1.03%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.78%) SAN
6 3 (0.78%) DHCP
7 2 (0.52%) Wireless
7 2 (0.52%) DMZ
7 2 (0.52%) Extranet
7 2 (0.52%) VoIP
7 2 (0.52%) WLAN
8 1 (0.26%) VPN
8 1 (0.26%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (21.19%) SQL Server
2 77 (19.90%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (10.59%) Big Data
4 37 (9.56%) Relational Database
5 34 (8.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 32 (8.27%) Star Schema
7 31 (8.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 31 (8.01%) Oracle Database
7 31 (8.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 28 (7.24%) Data Mining
9 22 (5.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (5.17%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (3.36%) MS Access
12 11 (2.84%) BusinessObjects XI
13 6 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (1.29%) OLAP
15 3 (0.78%) Oracle9i Database
15 3 (0.78%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
15 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 22 (5.68%) Toad
2 2 (0.52%) JDeveloper
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.26%) Selenium
3 1 (0.26%) Moq
3 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.26%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.26%) JIRA
3 1 (0.26%) ReSharper
General
1 133 (34.37%) Finance
2 37 (9.56%) Publishing
3 30 (7.75%) Legal
4 28 (7.24%) Multimedia
5 25 (6.46%) Marketing
5 25 (6.46%) Retail
6 17 (4.39%) Law
7 16 (4.13%) Advertising
7 16 (4.13%) Banking
8 14 (3.62%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.29%) Electronics
10 4 (1.03%) Games
11 2 (0.52%) Back Office
11 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 108 (27.91%) Analyst
2 61 (15.76%) Security Manager
3 47 (12.14%) Information Manager
4 39 (10.08%) Developer
5 35 (9.04%) Information Security Manager
6 27 (6.98%) Consultant
7 24 (6.20%) Systems Analyst
8 23 (5.94%) DBA
9 19 (4.91%) Business Analyst
9 19 (4.91%) Security Analyst
10 18 (4.65%) Research Analyst
11 17 (4.39%) Architect
11 17 (4.39%) Security Consultant
12 16 (4.13%) SQL DBA
12 16 (4.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 16 (4.13%) Data Manager
13 14 (3.62%) Information Analyst
13 14 (3.62%) SQL Server DBA
14 13 (3.36%) Security Officer
15 12 (3.10%) Information Governance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.39%) COM
2 15 (3.88%) HTML
3 14 (3.62%) .NET
4 6 (1.55%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.55%) Middleware
5 4 (1.03%) CSS
5 4 (1.03%) XML
6 3 (0.78%) HTML5
6 3 (0.78%) CSS3
7 2 (0.52%) jQuery
7 2 (0.52%) XSD
7 2 (0.52%) XSLT
7 2 (0.52%) SOAP
8 1 (0.26%) Web Services
8 1 (0.26%) Flash
8 1 (0.26%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.26%) LAMP
8 1 (0.26%) WinForms
8 1 (0.26%) Ajax
8 1 (0.26%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 116 (29.97%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (23.26%) Freedom of Information
3 82 (21.19%) Freedom of Information Act
4 71 (18.35%) Management Information System
5 36 (9.30%) Computer Science
6 20 (5.17%) Client/Server
7 18 (4.65%) Statistics
8 14 (3.62%) N-Tier
9 12 (3.10%) NHS
10 10 (2.58%) CESG
11 9 (2.33%) Mathematics
12 8 (2.07%) BYOD
13 6 (1.55%) Internet of Things
14 4 (1.03%) CESG CLAS
15 3 (0.78%) Data Structures
16 2 (0.52%) User Experience
16 2 (0.52%) Fat Client
16 2 (0.52%) Data Centre
16 2 (0.52%) Cryptography
16 2 (0.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 47 (12.14%) Windows
2 20 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (4.39%) UNIX
5 6 (1.55%) Linux
6 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.78%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.26%) Solaris
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 139 (35.92%) Information Security
3 80 (20.67%) Analytics
4 66 (17.05%) Business Intelligence
5 63 (16.28%) ITIL
6 50 (12.92%) Risk Management
7 47 (12.14%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (11.37%) Project Management
8 44 (11.37%) Data Modelling
9 43 (11.11%) Security Management
10 40 (10.34%) Information Security Management
10 40 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
11 38 (9.82%) ISMS
12 37 (9.56%) Data Security
12 37 (9.56%) Data Management
12 37 (9.56%) Information Management
13 36 (9.30%) Data Analysis
14 35 (9.04%) Business Continuity
15 34 (8.79%) Cyber Security
16 32 (8.27%) Inmon Methodology
Programming Languages
1 95 (24.55%) SQL
2 49 (12.66%) T-SQL
3 13 (3.36%) C#
4 10 (2.58%) VBA
4 10 (2.58%) R
5 9 (2.33%) VB.NET
5 9 (2.33%) PL/SQL
6 8 (2.07%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.55%) Java
8 4 (1.03%) C++
9 3 (0.78%) VB
10 2 (0.52%) Delphi
10 2 (0.52%) Ruby
10 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.26%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.26%) Python
11 1 (0.26%) PHP5
11 1 (0.26%) Perl
11 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 75 (19.38%) Degree
2 65 (16.80%) CISSP
3 53 (13.70%) CISM
4 31 (8.01%) Security Cleared
5 28 (7.24%) CISA
6 25 (6.46%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.33%) PCI QSA
8 7 (1.81%) CRISC
9 5 (1.29%) ISACA
10 4 (1.03%) CITP
10 4 (1.03%) CISMP
10 4 (1.03%) MBCS
10 4 (1.03%) GIAC
10 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.78%) CIPD
11 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.78%) CEH
12 2 (0.52%) MCTS
12 2 (0.52%) MCITP
12 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 65 (16.80%) PCI DSS
3 22 (5.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (3.62%) COBIT
5 10 (2.58%) QA
6 9 (2.33%) Basel II
7 8 (2.07%) SLA
8 7 (1.81%) ISO 9001
9 6 (1.55%) BS25999
10 5 (1.29%) ISO 14001
11 4 (1.03%) Data Quality
12 3 (0.78%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 2 (0.52%) BS7799
13 2 (0.52%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.26%) GCP
System Software
1 10 (2.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.29%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.26%) Snort
5 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.52%) SCCM
2 2 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.52%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 135 (34.88%) Microsoft
2 50 (12.92%) Business Objects
3 48 (12.40%) Oracle
4 7 (1.81%) SAP
5 6 (1.55%) VMware
6 4 (1.03%) SolarWinds
6 4 (1.03%) Cisco
7 3 (0.78%) Orchard
8 2 (0.52%) Aquila
8 2 (0.52%) Novell
8 2 (0.52%) Borland
8 2 (0.52%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.52%) Symantec
8 2 (0.52%) Sophos
8 2 (0.52%) HP
8 2 (0.52%) Citrix
8 2 (0.52%) Teradata
8 2 (0.52%) Civica
8 2 (0.52%) Aerohive Networks
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