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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection
Rank 273 444 408
Rank change year-on-year
+171 -36
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 1133 591 606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.04% 0.52% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 0.63% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1005 437 466
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,800 £66,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -3.52%

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
92938 94397 86367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.18% 82.76% 81.87%
Number of salaries quoted 76796 75339 70773
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +159 1068 £45,000 - 139
London +175 558 £47,500 -13.63% 58
South East +118 222 £40,000 -11.11% 30
City of London +155 221 £45,000 -10.00% 18
Berkshire +64 64 £33,500 -4.28% 13
Yorkshire +24 54 £36,500 - 7
East of England -9 50 £47,500 +23.37% 5
West Midlands +17 48 £42,500 -15.00% 4
South West +3 48 £35,000 -5.40% 12
North West -18 45 £40,000 - 8
Hampshire +28 34 £44,000 -5.37% 3
South Yorkshire +27 32 £37,500 -31.81% 2
Manchester +7 31 £37,500 +15.38% 4
Sheffield +29 29 £37,250 -29.04% 2
Birmingham +14 28 £37,500 +9.16% 1
Scotland +15 27 £47,500 +15.85% 4
Buckinghamshire +15 27 £40,000 -27.27% 2
East Midlands +13 27 £39,000 -9.56% 9
Reading +25 23 £50,250 +43.57% 9
Surrey +11 23 £41,750 -1.76% 3
Maidenhead +25 22 £18,000 -64.00% 2
Wiltshire +13 22 £32,500 -5.79% 3
Kent +7 22 £37,500 -31.81% 2
East Sussex +33 21 £47,500 -26.92% 1
West Yorkshire +1 20 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Brighton +31 17 £40,000 -38.46% 1
Milton Keynes +2 17 £40,000 - 2
Hertfordshire -3 17 £60,000 +55.84%
Leicestershire +22 15 £28,000 -35.07% 3
Bedfordshire +17 14 £47,500 -6.86% 1

Data Protection
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 539 (25.41%) Finance
2 463 (21.83%) Microsoft
3 412 (19.42%) SQL
4 408 (19.24%) Information Security
5 379 (17.87%) Agile Software Development
6 378 (17.82%) SQL Server
7 359 (16.93%) Data Protection Act
8 345 (16.27%) Windows
9 334 (15.75%) JavaScript
10 311 (14.66%) Degree
11 278 (13.11%) HTML
12 270 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
13 262 (12.35%) C#
13 262 (12.35%) .NET
13 262 (12.35%) MS Excel
14 258 (12.16%) CSS
15 252 (11.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 244 (11.50%) ITIL
17 230 (10.84%) jQuery
18 216 (10.18%) CISSP
19 206 (9.71%) Management Information System
20 189 (8.91%) ASP.NET
21 185 (8.72%) Project Management
22 184 (8.68%) MVC
23 176 (8.30%) CISM
24 167 (7.87%) Risk Management
25 165 (7.78%) Analytics
26 162 (7.64%) HTML5
27 158 (7.45%) PCI DSS
28 154 (7.26%) Active Directory

Data Protection
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 99 (4.67%) MS Exchange
2 73 (3.44%) IIS
3 61 (2.88%) SharePoint
4 56 (2.64%) SAS
5 31 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 29 (1.37%) CMS
7 28 (1.32%) Lync
8 27 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 26 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
10 22 (1.04%) Apache
11 17 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 16 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (0.61%) Drupal
14 11 (0.52%) Node.js
15 8 (0.38%) Umbraco
15 8 (0.38%) WordPress
16 7 (0.33%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.33%) Moodle
17 6 (0.28%) Tomcat
17 6 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 262 (12.35%) MS Excel
2 146 (6.88%) MS Office
3 92 (4.34%) Photoshop
4 81 (3.82%) Adobe Illustrator
5 41 (1.93%) MS Visio
6 38 (1.79%) SPSS
7 35 (1.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 24 (1.13%) InDesign
9 19 (0.90%) Adobe After Effects
10 13 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
10 13 (0.61%) MS Project
11 12 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
12 4 (0.19%) CINEMA 4D
13 3 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.094%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.094%) Fireworks
15 1 (0.047%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 22 (1.04%) Magento
2 18 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.66%) Unica
4 10 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
5 7 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.24%) Summit
6 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.24%) SAP BPC
6 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.19%) Maximo
7 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.14%) Servitor
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle Payroll
8 3 (0.14%) Orchard Housing
9 2 (0.094%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 56 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (1.32%) Office 365
4 22 (1.04%) Google Analytics
5 21 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (0.94%) SaaS
7 14 (0.66%) Route 53
7 14 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
8 10 (0.47%) IaaS
9 8 (0.38%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.28%) GitHub
11 3 (0.14%) Yammer
11 3 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.094%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.094%) PaaS
13 1 (0.047%) MailChimp
13 1 (0.047%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 119 (5.61%) Firewall
2 106 (5.00%) SAN
3 68 (3.21%) TCP/IP
4 65 (3.06%) DNS
5 59 (2.78%) LAN
6 57 (2.69%) WAN
6 57 (2.69%) Network Security
7 43 (2.03%) VPN
8 41 (1.93%) Internet
9 39 (1.84%) DHCP
10 28 (1.32%) VoIP
11 23 (1.08%) iSCSI
11 23 (1.08%) IPsec
11 23 (1.08%) Fibre Channel
12 19 (0.90%) SMTP
13 18 (0.85%) Wireless
14 17 (0.80%) VLAN
14 17 (0.80%) NAS
15 16 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
16 14 (0.66%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 378 (17.82%) SQL Server
2 103 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 101 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 99 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
5 82 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 80 (3.77%) MySQL
7 57 (2.69%) Big Data
8 56 (2.64%) Relational Database
8 56 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 53 (2.50%) Oracle Database
10 50 (2.36%) BusinessObjects
10 50 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 32 (1.51%) Star Schema
12 31 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
13 30 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
14 28 (1.32%) Data Mining
15 22 (1.04%) RDBMS
16 21 (0.99%) MS Access
17 17 (0.80%) MongoDB
18 13 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 82 (3.87%) Git (software)
2 69 (3.25%) Selenium
3 50 (2.36%) Visual Studio
4 36 (1.70%) Subversion
5 34 (1.60%) WebDriver
6 31 (1.46%) Axure RP
7 30 (1.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 28 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (1.08%) Jenkins
10 22 (1.04%) Toad
11 16 (0.75%) Cucumber
12 15 (0.71%) Xcode
13 13 (0.61%) JIRA
13 13 (0.61%) Hudson
14 10 (0.47%) SpecFlow
15 7 (0.33%) NUnit
15 7 (0.33%) JUnit
16 6 (0.28%) Eclipse
16 6 (0.28%) HP UFT
16 6 (0.28%) LoadRunner
General
1 539 (25.41%) Finance
2 129 (6.08%) Marketing
3 97 (4.57%) Legal
3 97 (4.57%) Retail
4 95 (4.48%) Banking
5 76 (3.58%) Law
6 74 (3.49%) Telecoms
7 57 (2.69%) Publishing
8 31 (1.46%) Games
8 31 (1.46%) Back Office
9 30 (1.41%) Multimedia
10 21 (0.99%) Investment Banking
11 18 (0.85%) German Language
12 17 (0.80%) French Language
12 17 (0.80%) Advertising
13 15 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (0.66%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.57%) Billing
15 12 (0.57%) Local Government
16 11 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 438 (20.65%) Developer
2 276 (13.01%) Analyst
3 229 (10.80%) Consultant
4 153 (7.21%) C# Developer
5 117 (5.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 110 (5.19%) Architect
7 101 (4.76%) Security Manager
8 92 (4.34%) Security Consultant
9 91 (4.29%) Information Manager
10 74 (3.49%) Security Analyst
11 68 (3.21%) Designer
12 64 (3.02%) Project Manager
13 61 (2.88%) Administrator
13 61 (2.88%) Information Security Manager
14 58 (2.73%) PHP Developer
15 51 (2.40%) Senior Developer
16 50 (2.36%) Information Analyst
17 48 (2.26%) Junior
18 47 (2.22%) Front-End Developer
19 45 (2.12%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (13.11%) HTML
2 262 (12.35%) .NET
3 258 (12.16%) CSS
4 230 (10.84%) jQuery
5 189 (8.91%) ASP.NET
6 162 (7.64%) HTML5
7 142 (6.69%) CSS3
8 137 (6.46%) AngularJS
9 103 (4.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 62 (2.92%) Web Services
11 55 (2.59%) XML
12 48 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 45 (2.12%) LAMP
13 45 (2.12%) Ajax
14 35 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
15 31 (1.46%) Sass
16 26 (1.23%) JSON
17 23 (1.08%) Symfony
18 22 (1.04%) Backbone.js
19 21 (0.99%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 359 (16.93%) Data Protection Act
2 270 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
3 206 (9.71%) Management Information System
4 131 (6.18%) Freedom of Information
5 107 (5.04%) Computer Science
5 107 (5.04%) User Experience
6 78 (3.68%) Freedom of Information Act
7 56 (2.64%) Statistics
8 55 (2.59%) Clustering
9 44 (2.07%) Social Media
10 42 (1.98%) Data Centre
11 41 (1.93%) Mobile App
11 41 (1.93%) Cryptography
12 40 (1.89%) Replication
13 35 (1.65%) PKI
14 28 (1.32%) Data Structures
15 27 (1.27%) NHS
16 22 (1.04%) Mathematics
16 22 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
16 22 (1.04%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 345 (16.27%) Windows
2 149 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 128 (6.03%) Linux
4 100 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 78 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 69 (3.25%) UNIX
7 57 (2.69%) Apple iOS
8 55 (2.59%) Android
9 49 (2.31%) Windows 7
10 28 (1.32%) Windows 8
10 28 (1.32%) CentOS
11 22 (1.04%) Windows XP
12 15 (0.71%) Solaris
13 11 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (0.42%) Data ONTAP
14 9 (0.42%) AIX
15 8 (0.38%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.24%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.24%) Debian
16 5 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (19.24%) Information Security
2 379 (17.87%) Agile Software Development
3 244 (11.50%) ITIL
4 185 (8.72%) Project Management
5 184 (8.68%) MVC
6 167 (7.87%) Risk Management
7 165 (7.78%) Analytics
8 133 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
9 128 (6.03%) Disaster Recovery
10 106 (5.00%) Change Management
11 102 (4.81%) Data Management
12 101 (4.76%) CRM
13 99 (4.67%) Business Continuity
14 91 (4.29%) Cyber Security
15 90 (4.24%) Service Delivery
16 87 (4.10%) PRINCE2
16 87 (4.10%) Security Management
17 85 (4.01%) SDLC
18 83 (3.91%) Risk Assessment
19 80 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 412 (19.42%) SQL
2 334 (15.75%) JavaScript
3 262 (12.35%) C#
4 144 (6.79%) PHP
5 131 (6.18%) Java
6 95 (4.48%) T-SQL
7 87 (4.10%) Python
8 52 (2.45%) VBA
9 45 (2.12%) Ruby
10 39 (1.84%) Bash Shell
11 38 (1.79%) PowerShell
12 37 (1.74%) C++
13 28 (1.32%) C
14 22 (1.04%) VB
15 20 (0.94%) Objective-C
16 19 (0.90%) PHP5
16 19 (0.90%) R
17 16 (0.75%) PL/SQL
18 14 (0.66%) Perl
18 14 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 311 (14.66%) Degree
2 216 (10.18%) CISSP
3 176 (8.30%) CISM
4 127 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 116 (5.47%) CISA
6 89 (4.20%) Security Cleared
7 60 (2.83%) SC Cleared
8 45 (2.12%) MCSE
9 30 (1.41%) ISEB
10 29 (1.37%) CRISC
11 27 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
13 23 (1.08%) MCP
14 19 (0.90%) MCITP
15 18 (0.85%) CCNP
16 17 (0.80%) PCI QSA
17 16 (0.75%) CCNA
18 15 (0.71%) MCSA
19 14 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 13 (0.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 252 (11.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 158 (7.45%) PCI DSS
3 101 (4.76%) QA
4 68 (3.21%) SLA
5 35 (1.65%) COBIT
6 32 (1.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 21 (0.99%) ISO 9001
8 19 (0.90%) Data Quality
9 15 (0.71%) BS25999
10 7 (0.33%) WCAG
11 6 (0.28%) Basel II
12 5 (0.24%) ISO 14001
13 4 (0.19%) ISO 9000
13 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 2 (0.094%) BS7799
14 2 (0.094%) GPG13
14 2 (0.094%) P3O
15 1 (0.047%) HIPAA
15 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.047%) GCP
System Software
1 154 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 100 (4.71%) Hyper-V
3 98 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.94%) NFS
5 17 (0.80%) vSphere
6 14 (0.66%) Docker
6 14 (0.66%) XenApp
7 13 (0.61%) Xen
7 13 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
7 13 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (0.57%) ISA Server
9 10 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (0.38%) VMware ESX
10 8 (0.38%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.33%) Firmware
12 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (0.24%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.19%) KVM
14 4 (0.19%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 75 (3.54%) SCCM
2 71 (3.35%) SCOM
3 28 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
4 23 (1.08%) Puppet
5 21 (0.99%) NetBackup
6 17 (0.80%) SnapMirror
7 16 (0.75%) Nagios
8 15 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
9 14 (0.66%) Vagrant
9 14 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 12 (0.57%) SnapVault
11 10 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 8 (0.38%) Backup Exec
12 8 (0.38%) WSUS
12 8 (0.38%) Data Guard
12 8 (0.38%) SCDPM
13 7 (0.33%) SCOrch
13 7 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 463 (21.83%) Microsoft
2 147 (6.93%) Oracle
3 141 (6.65%) VMware
4 99 (4.67%) Cisco
5 62 (2.92%) HP
6 60 (2.83%) Adobe
7 57 (2.69%) NetApp
8 48 (2.26%) Google
9 46 (2.17%) SAP
10 43 (2.03%) McAfee
11 38 (1.79%) EMC
12 36 (1.70%) Symantec
13 33 (1.56%) Citrix
14 32 (1.51%) IBM
15 31 (1.46%) Dell
16 28 (1.32%) Zend
17 24 (1.13%) Apple
18 20 (0.94%) CheckPoint
19 19 (0.90%) Brocade
20 17 (0.80%) Juniper
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