The table below looks at the statistics for Data Security skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Data Security over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Security
Rank 552 568 585
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +17
Permanent jobs citing Data Security 368 363 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.32% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.38% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 308 305 243
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,800 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +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
93272 94978 86805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.17% 82.77% 81.71%
Number of salaries quoted 76819 75777 71033
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 Security
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Data Security Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Data Security
Salary Trend

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

Data Security Salary Trend in the UK

Data Security
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Data Security over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Data Security Salary Histogram in the UK

Data Security
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 Security within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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 -1 320 £53,000 +10.41% 38
London +42 161 £60,000 +14.28% 10
South East -9 48 £45,000 -10.00% 7
City of London +25 34 £57,500 +9.52% 2
South West -11 30 £46,377 +3.05% 2
East of England -21 23 £52,250 +16.11% 4
Scotland +9 20 £42,000 -25.33% 3
Glasgow +18 19 £42,000 -32.80% 1
Wales +16 19 £37,500 +13.63% 3
Yorkshire +14 19 £43,000 -21.81% 2
South Wales +9 19 £37,500 +13.63% 3
Cardiff - 17 £37,500 - 3
West Sussex +8 15 £45,000 +50.00%
West Midlands -9 14 £36,250 -21.19% 4
West Yorkshire +3 13 £55,000 - 2
Wiltshire - 13 £45,000 - 2
North West +2 12 £32,000 -39.04% 3
Hampshire -7 12 £45,000 +28.57%
Bristol -22 12 £60,000 +45.45%
Swindon - 11 £45,000 - 2
Surrey +2 10 £45,000 +20.00% 2
East Midlands -7 10 £42,500 -10.52% 3
Cambridgeshire +10 9 £53,000 -11.66%
Worthing +6 9 £45,000 -
Cambridge +14 8 £53,000 +2.91%
Leeds +13 7 £43,000 +2.38% 1
Birmingham +7 7 £62,500 +32.97% 2
Hertfordshire -27 7 £41,000 -8.88% 2
Bedfordshire - 7 £52,500 - 1
Manchester -2 6 £23,250 -70.93% 1

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Data Security 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 Security.

1 262 (40.43%) Finance
2 208 (32.10%) Information Security
3 148 (22.84%) Degree
4 139 (21.45%) Analytical Skills
5 131 (20.22%) Microsoft
6 118 (18.21%) SQL
7 115 (17.75%) CISSP
8 113 (17.44%) Firewall
9 110 (16.98%) Linux
10 108 (16.67%) Windows
11 103 (15.90%) SQL Server
12 102 (15.74%) Management Information System
13 98 (15.12%) Network Security
14 97 (14.97%) SIEM
15 95 (14.66%) Oracle
16 93 (14.35%) PCI DSS
17 89 (13.73%) ITIL
18 80 (12.35%) Data Warehouse
19 79 (12.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 76 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
21 75 (11.57%) Data Protection
22 73 (11.27%) Penetration Testing
23 72 (11.11%) Analytics
24 71 (10.96%) Incident Management
25 70 (10.80%) Cyber Security
26 69 (10.65%) Banking
27 68 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
28 64 (9.88%) ETL
29 62 (9.57%) CISM
30 61 (9.41%) Cryptography

Data Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Data Security 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 Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (3.55%) IIS
2 22 (3.40%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.23%) Lync
5 7 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
5 7 (1.08%) Apache
6 6 (0.93%) Node.js
6 6 (0.93%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.93%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.77%) OpenStack
7 5 (0.77%) Oracle Coherence
8 4 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.62%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.46%) SAS
10 2 (0.31%) JBoss
10 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.15%) FileNet
Applications
1 25 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.40%) MS Office
3 5 (0.77%) SPSS
4 4 (0.62%) SOLIDWORKS
4 4 (0.62%) Solid Edge
5 3 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.08%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.93%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.93%) Oracle CRM
4 4 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.46%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.15%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.25%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.62%) SaaS
3 12 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.77%) Google Compute Engine
6 5 (0.77%) Google App Engine
7 4 (0.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (0.46%) Force.com
9 2 (0.31%) PaaS
9 2 (0.31%) Heroku
9 2 (0.31%) IaaS
9 2 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 113 (17.44%) Firewall
2 98 (15.12%) Network Security
3 42 (6.48%) Internet
4 37 (5.71%) LAN
5 33 (5.09%) WAN
6 29 (4.48%) VPN
7 22 (3.40%) Wireless
8 18 (2.78%) SAN
9 17 (2.62%) TCP/IP
10 16 (2.47%) DNS
11 15 (2.31%) VoIP
12 11 (1.70%) SSL
13 9 (1.39%) NAS
14 7 (1.08%) Intranet
14 7 (1.08%) Broadband
15 6 (0.93%) LDAP
15 6 (0.93%) iSCSI
15 6 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
15 6 (0.93%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (15.90%) SQL Server
2 80 (12.35%) Data Warehouse
3 48 (7.41%) Oracle Database
4 44 (6.79%) Big Data
5 40 (6.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (5.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 36 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 34 (5.25%) Relational Database
9 33 (5.09%) MySQL
10 31 (4.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 23 (3.55%) RDBMS
13 22 (3.40%) Star Schema
13 22 (3.40%) Oracle Database 10g
14 16 (2.47%) QlikView
15 14 (2.16%) Oracle BI EE
15 14 (2.16%) NoSQL
16 13 (2.01%) Data Mining
17 11 (1.70%) Hadoop
18 10 (1.54%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (1.85%) Axure RP
2 11 (1.70%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.08%) Ant
3 7 (1.08%) JDeveloper
4 6 (0.93%) Subversion
4 6 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.62%) Grunt
5 4 (0.62%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.46%) Selenium
6 3 (0.46%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.31%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.31%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.31%) Toad
8 1 (0.15%) GCC
8 1 (0.15%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.15%) Yeoman
8 1 (0.15%) Bower
8 1 (0.15%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
General
1 262 (40.43%) Finance
2 69 (10.65%) Banking
3 47 (7.25%) Legal
4 38 (5.86%) Law
5 33 (5.09%) Retail
6 32 (4.94%) Telecoms
7 31 (4.78%) Marketing
8 9 (1.39%) Back Office
8 9 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.93%) Billing
9 6 (0.93%) Games
10 4 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.31%) Advertising
11 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Military
12 1 (0.15%) Publishing
12 1 (0.15%) Front Office
12 1 (0.15%) French Language
12 1 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 128 (19.75%) Analyst
2 66 (10.19%) Architect
3 63 (9.72%) Developer
3 63 (9.72%) Security Analyst
4 50 (7.72%) Consultant
5 35 (5.40%) Security Consultant
6 31 (4.78%) Information Analyst
6 31 (4.78%) Information Security Analyst
7 25 (3.86%) Support Analyst
7 25 (3.86%) Data Architect
8 22 (3.40%) Administrator
8 22 (3.40%) Team Leader
9 20 (3.09%) Data Manager
10 19 (2.93%) IT Manager
10 19 (2.93%) Operations Team Leader
11 18 (2.78%) Security Manager
11 18 (2.78%) Support Engineer
11 18 (2.78%) Technical Analyst
12 16 (2.47%) Information Security Consultant
12 16 (2.47%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (6.33%) HTML
2 36 (5.56%) CSS
3 29 (4.48%) Web Services
4 23 (3.55%) .NET
5 16 (2.47%) SOAP
6 15 (2.31%) jQuery
7 13 (2.01%) XML
7 13 (2.01%) REST
8 12 (1.85%) .NET Framework
9 11 (1.70%) XSLT
9 11 (1.70%) RESTful
10 10 (1.54%) Java EE
11 9 (1.39%) Middleware
12 8 (1.23%) ASP.NET
12 8 (1.23%) WCF
12 8 (1.23%) CSS3
13 7 (1.08%) HTML5
13 7 (1.08%) MDX
14 6 (0.93%) JSON
14 6 (0.93%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 139 (21.45%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (15.74%) Management Information System
3 61 (9.41%) Cryptography
4 53 (8.18%) Computer Science
5 37 (5.71%) Data Protection Act
6 29 (4.48%) Freedom of Information
6 29 (4.48%) Visualisation
7 22 (3.40%) Freedom of Information Act
8 19 (2.93%) Data Integration
9 18 (2.78%) Statistics
10 17 (2.62%) User Experience
11 14 (2.16%) Data Structures
11 14 (2.16%) Data Centre
12 11 (1.70%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.70%) Clustering
13 9 (1.39%) PKI
13 9 (1.39%) NHS
14 7 (1.08%) Blackberry
14 7 (1.08%) GIS
14 7 (1.08%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 110 (16.98%) Linux
2 108 (16.67%) Windows
3 57 (8.80%) UNIX
4 16 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.23%) Solaris
9 5 (0.77%) Android
10 4 (0.62%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.62%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.46%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.46%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.46%) CentOS
12 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.15%) VMS
13 1 (0.15%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (32.10%) Information Security
2 97 (14.97%) SIEM
3 89 (13.73%) ITIL
4 76 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
5 75 (11.57%) Data Protection
6 73 (11.27%) Penetration Testing
7 72 (11.11%) Analytics
8 71 (10.96%) Incident Management
9 70 (10.80%) Cyber Security
10 68 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
11 64 (9.88%) ETL
12 58 (8.95%) Data Modelling
13 52 (8.02%) Data Management
14 49 (7.56%) Project Management
15 47 (7.25%) Performance Tuning
16 46 (7.10%) Disaster Recovery
17 45 (6.94%) Risk Assessment
18 42 (6.48%) Risk Management
19 41 (6.33%) Business Continuity
20 39 (6.02%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 118 (18.21%) SQL
2 53 (8.18%) Java
3 33 (5.09%) T-SQL
4 31 (4.78%) Python
5 26 (4.01%) C
6 22 (3.40%) Perl
7 19 (2.93%) JavaScript
8 17 (2.62%) PHP
9 16 (2.47%) Shell Script
9 16 (2.47%) Ruby
10 15 (2.31%) C#
11 10 (1.54%) PL/SQL
11 10 (1.54%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.23%) R
12 8 (1.23%) VBA
13 7 (1.08%) XQuery
14 5 (0.77%) C++
14 5 (0.77%) Apex Code
15 4 (0.62%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.62%) XPath
Qualifications
1 148 (22.84%) Degree
2 115 (17.75%) CISSP
3 62 (9.57%) CISM
4 32 (4.94%) CISA
5 15 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.70%) Security Cleared
7 9 (1.39%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.39%) RHCE
7 9 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.39%) RHCA
7 9 (1.39%) CEH
8 8 (1.23%) PCI QSA
9 7 (1.08%) CHFI
9 7 (1.08%) CCNP
9 7 (1.08%) SSCP
10 6 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.93%) CCNA
10 6 (0.93%) HND
11 5 (0.77%) MCSE
11 5 (0.77%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (14.35%) PCI DSS
2 79 (12.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (3.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (2.01%) QA
5 12 (1.85%) COBIT
6 11 (1.70%) Data Quality
7 8 (1.23%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.77%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 5 (0.77%) ISO 14001
8 5 (0.77%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.62%) BS25999
10 3 (0.46%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.31%) SLA
11 2 (0.31%) BS7799
System Software
1 43 (6.64%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (0.93%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.93%) Terminal Services
4 6 (0.93%) XenServer
5 4 (0.62%) XenApp
6 3 (0.46%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.46%) NFS
7 1 (0.15%) qmail
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.15%) Firmware
7 1 (0.15%) KVM
7 1 (0.15%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 21 (3.24%) Nessus
2 5 (0.77%) Data Guard
2 5 (0.77%) OPNET
2 5 (0.77%) Oracle Identity Management
3 4 (0.62%) Ansible
3 4 (0.62%) cPanel
3 4 (0.62%) Puppet
3 4 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.46%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.31%) logstash
5 2 (0.31%) Kibana
5 2 (0.31%) Jitterbit
5 2 (0.31%) SCCM
5 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.31%) Nagios
6 1 (0.15%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.15%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 131 (20.22%) Microsoft
2 95 (14.66%) Oracle
3 45 (6.94%) VMware
4 32 (4.94%) Citrix
5 24 (3.70%) Informatica
6 22 (3.40%) Cisco
7 18 (2.78%) McAfee
8 14 (2.16%) NetApp
8 14 (2.16%) Red Hat
9 13 (2.01%) Google
9 13 (2.01%) LogLogic
10 12 (1.85%) CheckPoint
10 12 (1.85%) HP
11 11 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.23%) Juniper
12 8 (1.23%) IBM
13 6 (0.93%) SAP
13 6 (0.93%) Cognos
13 6 (0.93%) MKS
13 6 (0.93%) F5
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-35k
Posted: 18 hours ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-35k
Posted: 18 hours ago
Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: UPTO 53,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, Healthcare and Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + plus package
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Casmaco Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-40,000 + 5,000 Relocation Package + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Salary: From £20,500 to £25,500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago