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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection
Rank 434 401 441
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +40
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 609 622 542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.58% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.71% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 461 487 426
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,150 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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
93611 87345 89294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.03% 81.54% 79.00%
Number of salaries quoted 75601 71738 75250
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 23 October 2014 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 23 October 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
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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 -14 588 £45,000 -5.26% 84
London -24 202 £55,000 +1.85% 22
South East -6 112 £47,750 -13.18% 13
North West +9 70 £45,000 +28.57% 16
City of London +37 62 £50,000 +14.94% 5
East of England -35 57 £42,500 +13.33% 3
West Midlands -24 45 £19,250 -57.22% 5
Hampshire +13 42 £42,500 -26.08% 2
Yorkshire -48 40 £35,000 -30.00% 8
South West -25 35 £31,500 -25.88% 10
Cambridgeshire +13 34 £40,800 +8.80% 1
Manchester +12 34 £32,500 -20.73% 12
Cambridge +6 31 £33,500 -31.28%
West Yorkshire -23 25 £39,500 +8.96% 5
Staffordshire +3 24 £19,000 -63.80%
East Midlands +13 22 £41,250 +22.22% 5
Cheshire -3 20 £52,500 +90.21% 3
Berkshire -26 20 £65,000 +18.18% 2
Gloucestershire +9 18 £31,500 -51.53%
Stoke-on-Trent +14 16 £19,000 -63.80%
Cheltenham +6 15 £22,000 -66.15%
Surrey -19 14 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Leeds -27 14 £44,000 +25.71% 4
South Yorkshire -20 11 £43,750 -2.77% 2
Winchester - 11 £42,500 - 1
Merseyside +17 10 £50,500 +83.63%
Kent +17 10 £55,000 +86.44%
Leicestershire +16 10 £43,750 +17.44% 4
Oxfordshire +12 10 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Essex -2 10 £42,500 -2.29%

Data Protection
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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.

1 369 (30.02%) Information Security
2 367 (29.86%) Finance
3 299 (24.33%) Microsoft
4 284 (23.11%) Data Protection Act
5 282 (22.95%) Degree
6 245 (19.93%) Windows
7 240 (19.53%) SQL
8 184 (14.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 180 (14.65%) Management Information System
10 177 (14.40%) PCI DSS
11 175 (14.24%) MS Excel
12 164 (13.34%) Project Management
13 159 (12.94%) ITIL
14 152 (12.37%) SQL Server
15 146 (11.88%) CISSP
16 138 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
17 132 (10.74%) Legal
18 115 (9.36%) SAN
19 112 (9.11%) CISM
20 111 (9.03%) Risk Management
21 109 (8.87%) Firewall
21 109 (8.87%) Cisco
21 109 (8.87%) Linux
22 107 (8.71%) CRM
22 107 (8.71%) Agile Software Development
23 105 (8.54%) Active Directory
24 102 (8.30%) Disaster Recovery
25 99 (8.06%) Business Continuity
26 97 (7.89%) VMware
27 95 (7.73%) Business Intelligence

Data Protection
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 85 (6.92%) MS Exchange
2 48 (3.91%) SharePoint
3 40 (3.25%) IIS
4 32 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (2.52%) Lync
6 29 (2.36%) SAS
7 27 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 20 (1.63%) Apache
9 14 (1.14%) CMS
10 12 (0.98%) Drupal
10 12 (0.98%) WordPress
10 12 (0.98%) nginx
11 9 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.49%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.41%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 175 (14.24%) MS Excel
2 82 (6.67%) MS Office
3 21 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.14%) MS Project
6 6 (0.49%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.41%) SPSS
7 5 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.081%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.081%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 23 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.49%) Google Analytics
3 6 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (0.41%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 5 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
4 5 (0.41%) Oracle iProcurement
5 4 (0.33%) Magento
6 3 (0.24%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.16%) MoSes
7 2 (0.16%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.16%) Summit
8 1 (0.081%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.081%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.63%) Office 365
4 17 (1.38%) Amazon S3
5 15 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
7 7 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.49%) SaaS
8 6 (0.49%) IaaS
9 3 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.24%) Taleo
10 1 (0.081%) Force.com
10 1 (0.081%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 115 (9.36%) SAN
2 109 (8.87%) Firewall
3 67 (5.45%) TCP/IP
4 65 (5.29%) Internet
5 52 (4.23%) Intranet
5 52 (4.23%) VPN
6 49 (3.99%) LAN
7 47 (3.82%) DNS
8 39 (3.17%) WAN
9 36 (2.93%) Intrusion Detection
10 33 (2.69%) Fibre Channel
11 31 (2.52%) Wireless
12 28 (2.28%) Network Security
12 28 (2.28%) DHCP
13 24 (1.95%) SSL
13 24 (1.95%) VLAN
13 24 (1.95%) Cisco ASA
14 23 (1.87%) HTTP
15 18 (1.46%) VoIP
15 18 (1.46%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (12.37%) SQL Server
2 80 (6.51%) Data Warehouse
3 52 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 48 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (3.09%) Relational Database
6 34 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 34 (2.77%) MySQL
7 32 (2.60%) Data Mining
8 25 (2.03%) Oracle Database
9 24 (1.95%) Big Data
9 24 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
10 19 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (1.22%) VLDB
13 14 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
13 14 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
14 13 (1.06%) QlikView
14 13 (1.06%) Hadoop
15 12 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (0.90%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 22 (1.79%) Subversion
2 21 (1.71%) Jenkins
3 20 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (1.38%) Git (software)
5 12 (0.98%) JUnit
6 8 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
6 8 (0.65%) JIRA
6 8 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
6 8 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
7 7 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (0.49%) Ant
8 6 (0.49%) Maven
9 5 (0.41%) NUnit
9 5 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (0.41%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.33%) StyleCop
10 4 (0.33%) Xcode
10 4 (0.33%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.16%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.16%) Metasploit
General
1 367 (29.86%) Finance
2 132 (10.74%) Legal
3 74 (6.02%) Marketing
4 69 (5.61%) Law
5 55 (4.48%) Retail
6 47 (3.82%) Telecoms
7 45 (3.66%) Banking
8 27 (2.20%) Multimedia
9 19 (1.55%) Back Office
10 18 (1.46%) Advertising
11 17 (1.38%) Publishing
11 17 (1.38%) Manufacturing
12 15 (1.22%) Games
13 13 (1.06%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.65%) Aerospace
15 7 (0.57%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
15 7 (0.57%) German Language
16 6 (0.49%) Billing
17 5 (0.41%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 290 (23.60%) Analyst
2 136 (11.07%) Architect
3 118 (9.60%) Security Analyst
4 113 (9.19%) Developer
5 105 (8.54%) Security Manager
6 74 (6.02%) Consultant
7 71 (5.78%) Information Analyst
8 64 (5.21%) Information Security Analyst
9 53 (4.31%) Information Manager
10 45 (3.66%) Information Security Manager
11 44 (3.58%) Support Analyst
12 38 (3.09%) Senior Analyst
13 33 (2.69%) Administrator
14 32 (2.60%) Project Manager
15 31 (2.52%) Business Analyst
16 28 (2.28%) Junior
16 28 (2.28%) Data Analyst
16 28 (2.28%) Infrastructure Architect
17 26 (2.12%) DBA
17 26 (2.12%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (4.96%) HTML
2 58 (4.72%) .NET
3 45 (3.66%) Web Services
4 44 (3.58%) XML
4 44 (3.58%) CSS
5 42 (3.42%) jQuery
6 38 (3.09%) ASP.NET
7 34 (2.77%) HTML5
8 25 (2.03%) Middleware
9 23 (1.87%) Ajax
10 21 (1.71%) CSS3
11 16 (1.30%) .NET Framework
12 13 (1.06%) J2EE
12 13 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (0.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 12 (0.98%) JSP
14 11 (0.90%) XSLT
14 11 (0.90%) Spring
15 10 (0.81%) JSON
15 10 (0.81%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 284 (23.11%) Data Protection Act
2 180 (14.65%) Management Information System
3 138 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (4.64%) Replication
4 57 (4.64%) Computer Science
5 55 (4.48%) Clustering
6 32 (2.60%) Cryptography
7 27 (2.20%) PMI
7 27 (2.20%) Mathematics
8 25 (2.03%) Mobile App
9 23 (1.87%) Statistics
10 22 (1.79%) NHS
11 17 (1.38%) Visualisation
12 16 (1.30%) iPad
12 16 (1.30%) Freedom of Information
13 15 (1.22%) Blackberry
13 15 (1.22%) Social Media
13 15 (1.22%) User Experience
14 13 (1.06%) Mainframe
15 12 (0.98%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 245 (19.93%) Windows
2 109 (8.87%) Linux
3 86 (7.00%) UNIX
4 55 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (3.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (1.55%) Android
9 18 (1.46%) Windows 7
10 17 (1.38%) CentOS
11 16 (1.30%) Windows 8
12 12 (0.98%) Fedora
13 11 (0.90%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.81%) AIX
14 10 (0.81%) HPUX
14 10 (0.81%) Solaris
15 9 (0.73%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.73%) Windows Vista
15 9 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
16 8 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (30.02%) Information Security
2 164 (13.34%) Project Management
3 159 (12.94%) ITIL
4 111 (9.03%) Risk Management
5 107 (8.71%) Agile Software Development
5 107 (8.71%) CRM
6 102 (8.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 99 (8.06%) Business Continuity
8 95 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
9 80 (6.51%) SIEM
10 71 (5.78%) PRINCE2
11 70 (5.70%) Service Delivery
11 70 (5.70%) Cyber Security
12 69 (5.61%) Security Architecture
13 68 (5.53%) Change Management
14 66 (5.37%) E-Commerce
15 63 (5.13%) Security Management
16 58 (4.72%) Data Security
17 56 (4.56%) Stakeholder Management
18 50 (4.07%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 240 (19.53%) SQL
2 62 (5.04%) Java
3 60 (4.88%) T-SQL
4 58 (4.72%) JavaScript
4 58 (4.72%) C#
5 41 (3.34%) C
6 39 (3.17%) C++
7 28 (2.28%) PHP
8 27 (2.20%) Python
9 23 (1.87%) PL/SQL
10 16 (1.30%) PowerShell
11 11 (0.90%) Tcl
11 11 (0.90%) VB
12 9 (0.73%) VBA
13 8 (0.65%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.41%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.41%) R
14 5 (0.41%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.33%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 282 (22.95%) Degree
2 146 (11.88%) CISSP
3 112 (9.11%) CISM
4 88 (7.16%) CISA
5 66 (5.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 42 (3.42%) Security Cleared
7 37 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (2.93%) MCSE
9 28 (2.28%) PMI Certification
10 24 (1.95%) ISEB
11 22 (1.79%) SC Cleared
12 20 (1.63%) CCNA
13 18 (1.46%) ISSAP
13 18 (1.46%) ISSMP
14 17 (1.38%) HND
14 17 (1.38%) MCITP
15 14 (1.14%) HNC
15 14 (1.14%) MCSA
16 13 (1.06%) Postgraduate
16 13 (1.06%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (14.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 177 (14.40%) PCI DSS
3 91 (7.40%) SLA
4 67 (5.45%) QA
5 56 (4.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 37 (3.01%) COBIT
7 21 (1.71%) ISO 9001
8 15 (1.22%) COSO
9 10 (0.81%) BS7799
10 8 (0.65%) Data Quality
11 6 (0.49%) ISO 9000
11 6 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 5 (0.41%) Basel II
12 5 (0.41%) BS25999
13 2 (0.16%) GMP
13 2 (0.16%) GLP
14 1 (0.081%) TickIT
14 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 12207
14 1 (0.081%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.081%) MiFID
System Software
1 105 (8.54%) Active Directory
2 80 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (5.45%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.30%) vSphere
5 13 (1.06%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 12 (0.98%) Varnish
7 10 (0.81%) IAG
7 10 (0.81%) SRDF
8 9 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (0.65%) XenApp
9 8 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
10 7 (0.57%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.49%) Nmap
11 6 (0.49%) NFS
11 6 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.41%) Xen
12 5 (0.41%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.33%) XenServer
13 4 (0.33%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 28 (2.28%) SCOM
2 20 (1.63%) Backup Exec
2 20 (1.63%) Puppet
2 20 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (1.55%) SCCM
4 18 (1.46%) SCOrch
5 16 (1.30%) Nessus
6 12 (0.98%) Vagrant
7 10 (0.81%) Data Guard
8 6 (0.49%) SCDPM
9 5 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.33%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.33%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.24%) Foglight
11 3 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.16%) WSUS
12 2 (0.16%) ARCserve
12 2 (0.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 299 (24.33%) Microsoft
2 109 (8.87%) Cisco
3 97 (7.89%) VMware
4 83 (6.75%) Oracle
5 61 (4.96%) HP
6 45 (3.66%) EMC
6 45 (3.66%) NetApp
7 41 (3.34%) Dell
8 40 (3.25%) IBM
9 36 (2.93%) Symantec
10 35 (2.85%) Citrix
11 23 (1.87%) Brocade
12 22 (1.79%) CheckPoint
12 22 (1.79%) Business Objects
13 21 (1.71%) Teradata
14 20 (1.63%) Bloomberg
15 18 (1.46%) SAP
16 17 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
16 17 (1.38%) Veeam
17 13 (1.06%) McAfee
Berkshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS, pension,
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East
Ashdown IT
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Site allowance
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Competitive and dependent on upon level of experience
Posted: 12 hours ago
Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Brimstone Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
London
Brimstone Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Brimstone Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Brimstone Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Brimstone Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + negotiable + generous benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £10000 - £80000 per annum + Car, Bonus, Pension, Cash Pot
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £41,500 per annum + bonus, pension, other fantastic bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service
Salary: From £40,254 to £47,133 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £23,000 per annum up to £23,000 + excellent bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Brimstone Consulting
Posted: Yesterday