The table below looks at the statistics for Data Protection skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Data Protection over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection
Rank 343 433 468
Rank change year-on-year
+90 +35
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 868 649 490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.55% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.67% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 703 466 362
Average salary £46,000 £44,021 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.49% -2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,392
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
89248 96221 87010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.53% 81.95% 79.97%
Number of salaries quoted 72491 78159 71532
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

Data Protection
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Data Protection Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Data Protection
Salary Trend

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

Data Protection Salary Trend in the UK

Data Protection
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Data Protection over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 within the UK.

Data Protection Salary Histogram in the UK

Data Protection
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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 +86 811 £46,250 +2.77% 158
London +75 325 £52,500 -1.31% 76
South East +77 227 £47,500 +5.55% 33
City of London +86 94 £50,000 -9.09% 35
South West +18 63 £40,000 +9.58% 8
East of England +11 60 £40,000 +16.36% 11
Surrey +49 59 £47,500 +11.76% 4
Berkshire +13 48 £62,500 +38.88% 11
North West +23 46 £46,000 +8.23% 9
Yorkshire -7 43 £30,000 -13.04% 8
Manchester +30 26 £46,875 +10.29% 5
Reading -12 26 £61,250 +46.70% 5
Kent +25 25 £42,500 -19.04% 5
Buckinghamshire +12 25 £47,500 +2.70% 3
West Yorkshire -2 25 £35,000 +1.44% 5
Scotland +27 22 £44,000 +31.34% 4
Bristol +12 22 £37,500 - 2
Leeds +8 22 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Gloucestershire +2 22 £41,500 +13.69%
Hampshire +10 21 £42,500 -5.55% 5
East Midlands +7 21 £40,000 -17.94% 1
West Midlands -23 18 £49,000 -2.00% 6
Cambridgeshire +11 17 £39,401 +10.98% 2
Hertfordshire -2 17 £42,500 +30.76% 3
Milton Keynes -9 17 £47,500 -
Cheltenham - 16 £41,500 -
Staines - 16 £30,750 - 1
Cambridge +25 14 £40,000 +12.67% 2
West Sussex +8 13 £40,000 -1.84%
Edinburgh - 13 £55,000 -

Data Protection
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Data Protection 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.

1 418 (28.63%) Microsoft
2 414 (28.36%) Information Security
3 382 (26.16%) Finance
4 347 (23.77%) Data Protection Act
5 346 (23.70%) Windows
6 298 (20.41%) SQL
7 288 (19.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 268 (18.36%) SQL Server
8 268 (18.36%) ITIL
9 262 (17.95%) Degree
10 220 (15.07%) Management Information System
11 216 (14.79%) Analytical Skills
12 213 (14.59%) MS Excel
13 203 (13.90%) CISSP
14 173 (11.85%) Active Directory
15 172 (11.78%) Windows Server 2008
16 160 (10.96%) PCI DSS
17 150 (10.27%) Risk Management
18 149 (10.21%) CISM
19 140 (9.59%) VMware
20 139 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
21 137 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
22 128 (8.77%) MS Office
23 124 (8.49%) MS Exchange
24 121 (8.29%) Project Management
25 120 (8.22%) IIS
26 118 (8.08%) JavaScript
27 117 (8.01%) Firewall
28 115 (7.88%) Linux
29 113 (7.74%) VMware Infrastructure

Data Protection
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Data Protection 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 124 (8.49%) MS Exchange
2 120 (8.22%) IIS
3 69 (4.73%) SharePoint
4 48 (3.29%) SAS
5 42 (2.88%) Lync
6 32 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 27 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
9 21 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
10 19 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 17 (1.16%) Drupal
12 16 (1.10%) CMS
13 14 (0.96%) Apache Solr
14 8 (0.55%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
15 7 (0.48%) Apache
16 5 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (0.34%) OpenStack
17 4 (0.27%) Moodle
18 3 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 213 (14.59%) MS Excel
2 128 (8.77%) MS Office
3 23 (1.58%) SPSS
4 20 (1.37%) MS Project
5 17 (1.16%) Photoshop
6 15 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (0.96%) MS Visio
8 11 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (0.41%) PowerPivot
10 5 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.27%) InDesign
12 3 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
14 1 (0.068%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.068%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.068%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 33 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.62%) CA PPM
3 8 (0.55%) Maximo
4 7 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.41%) Magento
6 4 (0.27%) SAP MRS
6 4 (0.27%) Unica
6 4 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.27%) SAP PM
7 3 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.068%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.068%) SAP PP
9 1 (0.068%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 44 (3.01%) Office 365
2 30 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
4 25 (1.71%) SaaS
5 10 (0.68%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.62%) IaaS
7 4 (0.27%) MailChimp
8 3 (0.21%) PaaS
8 3 (0.21%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.21%) Yammer
8 3 (0.21%) Route 53
8 3 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.14%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.068%) Force.com
10 1 (0.068%) Symantec.cloud
10 1 (0.068%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 117 (8.01%) Firewall
2 99 (6.78%) SAN
3 75 (5.14%) WAN
4 71 (4.86%) TCP/IP
5 63 (4.32%) Internet
6 52 (3.56%) LAN
7 38 (2.60%) DNS
8 33 (2.26%) Network Security
9 31 (2.12%) Intranet
10 27 (1.85%) NAS
11 26 (1.78%) VPN
12 25 (1.71%) MPLS
13 24 (1.64%) Wireless
14 23 (1.58%) DHCP
15 18 (1.23%) Fibre Channel
16 16 (1.10%) VoIP
17 11 (0.75%) WLAN
17 11 (0.75%) VLAN
17 11 (0.75%) iSCSI
18 10 (0.68%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (18.36%) SQL Server
2 71 (4.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 62 (4.25%) Data Warehouse
4 60 (4.11%) Relational Database
5 56 (3.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 47 (3.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 45 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 37 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 34 (2.33%) Big Data
10 32 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
10 32 (2.19%) Data Mining
11 30 (2.05%) MySQL
12 28 (1.92%) Oracle Database
13 24 (1.64%) RDBMS
14 19 (1.30%) MS Access
15 18 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
16 13 (0.89%) OLAP
16 13 (0.89%) Star Schema
17 12 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
17 12 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (2.19%) Git (software)
2 19 (1.30%) Visual Studio
3 16 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (1.10%) Selenium
4 15 (1.03%) SpecFlow
5 14 (0.96%) NUnit
6 13 (0.89%) Subversion
7 12 (0.82%) Toad
8 9 (0.62%) Xcode
8 9 (0.62%) JUnit
9 8 (0.55%) WebDriver
10 7 (0.48%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.41%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 6 (0.41%) Hudson
11 6 (0.41%) Dreamweaver
12 5 (0.34%) Appium
12 5 (0.34%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.27%) Android Studio
13 4 (0.27%) Robotium
13 4 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
General
1 382 (26.16%) Finance
2 108 (7.40%) Marketing
3 104 (7.12%) Legal
4 77 (5.27%) Telecoms
5 67 (4.59%) Retail
6 60 (4.11%) Banking
7 49 (3.36%) Law
8 26 (1.78%) Publishing
9 24 (1.64%) Advertising
10 23 (1.58%) Back Office
11 18 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 17 (1.16%) Multimedia
13 14 (0.96%) Billing
13 14 (0.96%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.48%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.48%) Games
14 7 (0.48%) Electronics
15 6 (0.41%) Local Government
15 6 (0.41%) French Language
15 6 (0.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 232 (15.89%) Analyst
2 167 (11.44%) Developer
3 149 (10.21%) Security Manager
4 127 (8.70%) Consultant
5 110 (7.53%) Information Manager
6 85 (5.82%) Information Security Manager
7 70 (4.79%) DBA
8 69 (4.73%) Architect
9 62 (4.25%) Security Consultant
10 60 (4.11%) SQL DBA
11 55 (3.77%) Security Analyst
12 52 (3.56%) Project Manager
13 50 (3.42%) Administrator
14 44 (3.01%) Security Officer
15 40 (2.74%) Information Security Officer
16 37 (2.53%) Systems Analyst
17 36 (2.47%) Systems Engineer
18 35 (2.40%) Support Analyst
18 35 (2.40%) C# Developer
19 33 (2.26%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (7.12%) .NET
2 99 (6.78%) HTML
3 86 (5.89%) CSS
4 84 (5.75%) jQuery
5 70 (4.79%) ASP.NET
6 45 (3.08%) HTML5
7 39 (2.67%) AngularJS
8 33 (2.26%) CSS3
9 30 (2.05%) ASP.NET MVC
9 30 (2.05%) XML
10 29 (1.99%) Web Services
11 28 (1.92%) COM
12 23 (1.58%) LAMP
12 23 (1.58%) Ajax
13 20 (1.37%) .NET Framework
14 17 (1.16%) WCF
15 16 (1.10%) Entity Framework
16 14 (0.96%) Backbone.js
16 14 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC 2
16 14 (0.96%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 347 (23.77%) Data Protection Act
2 220 (15.07%) Management Information System
3 216 (14.79%) Analytical Skills
4 92 (6.30%) Freedom of Information
5 81 (5.55%) Clustering
6 68 (4.66%) Computer Science
7 62 (4.25%) Freedom of Information Act
8 49 (3.36%) Replication
9 41 (2.81%) Statistics
10 40 (2.74%) Cryptography
11 31 (2.12%) User Experience
11 31 (2.12%) Client/Server
11 31 (2.12%) Mathematics
12 29 (1.99%) NHS
13 28 (1.92%) Social Media
14 21 (1.44%) N-Tier
14 21 (1.44%) PKI
14 21 (1.44%) Mobile App
15 20 (1.37%) Blackberry
16 18 (1.23%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 346 (23.70%) Windows
2 172 (11.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 115 (7.88%) Linux
4 101 (6.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 99 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (4.66%) UNIX
7 60 (4.11%) Windows 7
8 19 (1.30%) Android
8 19 (1.30%) CentOS
9 18 (1.23%) Apple iOS
10 17 (1.16%) Windows XP
10 17 (1.16%) Solaris
10 17 (1.16%) Windows 8
11 12 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (0.34%) Debian
13 5 (0.34%) Windows 2000
13 5 (0.34%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.34%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 414 (28.36%) Information Security
2 268 (18.36%) ITIL
3 150 (10.27%) Risk Management
4 139 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 137 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 121 (8.29%) Project Management
7 112 (7.67%) Security Management
8 102 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
9 97 (6.64%) Change Management
10 95 (6.51%) Cyber Security
11 92 (6.30%) Service Delivery
12 90 (6.16%) Continuous Improvement
13 88 (6.03%) Analytics
14 85 (5.82%) Business Continuity
14 85 (5.82%) Performance Tuning
15 76 (5.21%) CRM
16 74 (5.07%) Capacity Planning
17 73 (5.00%) Data Management
18 72 (4.93%) Migration
19 67 (4.59%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 298 (20.41%) SQL
2 118 (8.08%) JavaScript
3 102 (6.99%) C#
4 95 (6.51%) T-SQL
5 65 (4.45%) PowerShell
6 56 (3.84%) Java
7 54 (3.70%) PHP
8 34 (2.33%) C
9 33 (2.26%) Python
10 30 (2.05%) VBA
11 22 (1.51%) Bash Shell
11 22 (1.51%) PL/SQL
12 17 (1.16%) Perl
12 17 (1.16%) C++
13 14 (0.96%) TypeScript
13 14 (0.96%) Objective-C
14 11 (0.75%) Ruby
15 10 (0.68%) VB
15 10 (0.68%) VB.NET
16 9 (0.62%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 262 (17.95%) Degree
2 203 (13.90%) CISSP
3 149 (10.21%) CISM
4 95 (6.51%) Security Cleared
5 86 (5.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 85 (5.82%) CISA
7 68 (4.66%) SC Cleared
8 55 (3.77%) MCSE
9 34 (2.33%) MCITP
10 29 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
11 24 (1.64%) MCSA
12 20 (1.37%) CRISC
12 20 (1.37%) MCP
13 18 (1.23%) ISEB
14 15 (1.03%) CCNP
14 15 (1.03%) PCI QSA
15 14 (0.96%) CISMP
16 13 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 12 (0.82%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 288 (19.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 160 (10.96%) PCI DSS
3 53 (3.63%) SLA
4 52 (3.56%) QA
5 44 (3.01%) COBIT
6 43 (2.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 33 (2.26%) ISO 9001
8 19 (1.30%) BS25999
9 9 (0.62%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.55%) Basel II
11 6 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 6 (0.41%) ISO 14001
12 4 (0.27%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.21%) GCP
14 2 (0.14%) HIPAA
15 1 (0.068%) GMP
15 1 (0.068%) GLP
15 1 (0.068%) BS7799
15 1 (0.068%) WCAG
15 1 (0.068%) COSO
System Software
1 173 (11.85%) Active Directory
2 113 (7.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 113 (7.74%) Hyper-V
3 30 (2.05%) vSphere
4 23 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (1.23%) Forefront TMG
5 18 (1.23%) NFS
6 16 (1.10%) ISA Server
7 12 (0.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 9 (0.62%) XenApp
9 7 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.48%) SRDF
10 6 (0.41%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.34%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.21%) Firmware
12 3 (0.21%) Docker
12 3 (0.21%) UAG
13 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.14%) Xen
13 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 95 (6.51%) SCCM
2 80 (5.48%) SCOM
3 19 (1.30%) SCDPM
4 15 (1.03%) Backup Exec
5 13 (0.89%) NetBackup
5 13 (0.89%) ZABBIX
5 13 (0.89%) SCOrch
6 12 (0.82%) SCVMM
7 11 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 9 (0.62%) WSUS
8 9 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
9 8 (0.55%) SCSM
10 7 (0.48%) OpenView
10 7 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 7 (0.48%) Windows Intune
11 4 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.27%) Puppet
11 4 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 418 (28.63%) Microsoft
2 140 (9.59%) VMware
3 91 (6.23%) Cisco
4 80 (5.48%) Oracle
5 69 (4.73%) HP
6 53 (3.63%) Dell
7 49 (3.36%) NetApp
8 39 (2.67%) EMC
9 34 (2.33%) IBM
10 32 (2.19%) Business Objects
11 30 (2.05%) SAP
11 30 (2.05%) Adobe
12 29 (1.99%) Altiris
13 28 (1.92%) Citrix
14 25 (1.71%) Symantec
15 22 (1.51%) Google
15 22 (1.51%) Apple
16 20 (1.37%) McAfee
17 19 (1.30%) Zend
18 17 (1.16%) Brocade
City, London
Capita Resourcing IT
Salary: benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Kent
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Thales
Posted: 17 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
EXCELerate
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Salary: To £70k + Car Allowance, Bonus, Health, Life, Pension
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BENEFITS + BONUSES
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Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
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Salary: £58000 - £63000 per annum + Bens
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Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus
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Salary: £250 - £300 per day
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Farnborough, Hampshire
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London
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
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Kent
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Salary: £50000 per annum
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Brentwood, Essex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
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City, London
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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City, London
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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