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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Security
Rank 617 561 723
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +162
Permanent jobs citing Data Security 284 349 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.33% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.40% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 236 264 157
Average salary £48,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £77,900
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%

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
92294 87311 92008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.99% 81.33% 79.05%
Number of salaries quoted 73847 71644 77513
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,580
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 October 2014 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 1 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
(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 -92 252 £48,000 +6.66% 36
London -49 104 £51,250 +2.50% 9
South East -2 57 £50,000 +11.11% 11
City of London +10 30 £51,250 -2.38% 4
East of England -17 28 £45,000 -5.26% 7
Berkshire +5 19 £55,000 +15.78% 7
Hampshire +3 19 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Slough +10 17 £55,000 -15.38% 2
West Yorkshire -17 17 £60,000 +42.85% 1
Yorkshire -32 17 £60,000 +42.85% 2
Hertfordshire -7 16 £48,000 +64.10% 4
West Midlands -21 16 £43,750 -2.77% 1
Northern Ireland - 11 £26,500 -
East Midlands -8 10 £50,000 +25.00% 1
County Antrim - 10 - -
Belfast - 10 - -
South West -39 9 £35,000 -8.10% 4
Bradford - 9 £60,000 - 1
Leicester +17 8 £52,500 +61.53%
Leicestershire +14 8 £52,500 +61.53%
Scotland -2 8 £47,500 +18.75% 2
North West -15 8 £35,000 -22.22%
Bristol +4 7 £36,500 -5.19%
Croydon +1 7 £58,500 +8.33%
Birmingham -11 7 £47,000 +4.44%
Staffordshire - 7 £42,500 - 1
Liss - 7 £35,000 -
Surrey -7 6 £60,000 +9.09% 1
West Sussex -9 6 £47,500 +6.74% 1
Havant -11 6 £65,000 +116.66%

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

1 223 (30.67%) Finance
2 203 (27.92%) Windows
3 181 (24.90%) SQL
4 149 (20.50%) PCI DSS
5 124 (17.06%) Firewall
6 121 (16.64%) Microsoft
7 118 (16.23%) Business Intelligence
8 116 (15.96%) SQL Server
9 109 (14.99%) Information Security
10 103 (14.17%) ITIL
10 103 (14.17%) Data Warehouse
11 102 (14.03%) Management Information System
12 99 (13.62%) Linux
12 99 (13.62%) Active Directory
13 91 (12.52%) Oracle
14 89 (12.24%) Project Management
15 85 (11.69%) Network Security
16 81 (11.14%) Data Modelling
17 78 (10.73%) Web Services
17 78 (10.73%) Degree
18 77 (10.59%) ETL
19 75 (10.32%) Cisco
20 74 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
21 73 (10.04%) MS Excel
22 70 (9.63%) HTML
23 68 (9.35%) Java
23 68 (9.35%) Cisco Certification
24 67 (9.22%) Analytics
24 67 (9.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
25 65 (8.94%) Internet

Data Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 44 (6.05%) Apache
2 32 (4.40%) IIS
3 29 (3.99%) SAS
3 29 (3.99%) MS Exchange
4 23 (3.16%) SharePoint
5 18 (2.48%) CMS
6 16 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (1.93%) WebSphere
8 13 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (1.65%) Facebook Platform
9 12 (1.65%) IBM HTTP Server
9 12 (1.65%) FileNet
10 10 (1.38%) Oracle Workflow
11 9 (1.24%) WebLogic
11 9 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.69%) Lotus Domino
13 5 (0.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 73 (10.04%) MS Excel
2 44 (6.05%) MS Office
3 20 (2.75%) MS Visio
4 16 (2.20%) SPSS
5 12 (1.65%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (1.65%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.55%) MS Project
7 3 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.28%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 10 (1.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.83%) HFM
4 6 (0.83%) SAP CRM
5 5 (0.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.41%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.41%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.41%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.41%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.41%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.28%) Academy Housing
8 2 (0.28%) arcHouse
9 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.03%) SaaS
2 14 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.79%) Google Apps
4 10 (1.38%) Office 365
4 10 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (1.10%) IaaS
6 6 (0.83%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.69%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (0.55%) Rackspace Cloud
8 4 (0.55%) PaaS
9 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (0.41%) Taleo
10 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.14%) GitHub
10 1 (0.14%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 124 (17.06%) Firewall
2 85 (11.69%) Network Security
3 65 (8.94%) Internet
4 58 (7.98%) LAN
5 57 (7.84%) VPN
6 53 (7.29%) DNS
7 49 (6.74%) WAN
8 44 (6.05%) TCP/IP
9 30 (4.13%) BIG-IP
10 24 (3.30%) HTTP
10 24 (3.30%) DHCP
11 23 (3.16%) SMS
12 20 (2.75%) VoIP
13 19 (2.61%) SSL
14 18 (2.48%) SAN
15 17 (2.34%) Intranet
16 14 (1.93%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (1.79%) LDAP
18 12 (1.65%) TACACS
19 10 (1.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (15.96%) SQL Server
2 103 (14.17%) Data Warehouse
3 57 (7.84%) MySQL
4 55 (7.57%) Relational Database
5 48 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 47 (6.46%) Big Data
7 44 (6.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 35 (4.81%) Oracle Reports
8 35 (4.81%) RDBMS
9 30 (4.13%) Oracle BI EE
10 29 (3.99%) SQL Server 2008
11 26 (3.58%) Hadoop
12 24 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
12 24 (3.30%) Data Mining
13 20 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (2.34%) NoSQL
15 13 (1.79%) Apache Accumulo
16 12 (1.65%) Oracle Database
17 11 (1.51%) DB2
17 11 (1.51%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 22 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 20 (2.75%) Subversion
3 11 (1.51%) Ant
4 7 (0.96%) Maven
4 7 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.96%) JIRA
5 6 (0.83%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.55%) JMeter
6 4 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.55%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.41%) ERwin
7 3 (0.41%) AppScan
7 3 (0.41%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.41%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.41%) Selenium
7 3 (0.41%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.14%) JDeveloper
9 1 (0.14%) GoLive
9 1 (0.14%) Xcode
General
1 223 (30.67%) Finance
2 53 (7.29%) Banking
3 52 (7.15%) Legal
4 36 (4.95%) Marketing
5 32 (4.40%) Retail
6 29 (3.99%) Telecoms
7 22 (3.03%) Advertising
8 21 (2.89%) Retail Banking
9 13 (1.79%) Publishing
10 11 (1.51%) Electronics
10 11 (1.51%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.38%) Law
12 9 (1.24%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.96%) Back Office
14 6 (0.83%) French Language
15 4 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.28%) Local Government
16 2 (0.28%) Billing
16 2 (0.28%) Games
17 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 130 (17.88%) Analyst
2 98 (13.48%) Developer
3 87 (11.97%) Architect
4 40 (5.50%) Administrator
4 40 (5.50%) Data Architect
5 37 (5.09%) Business Analyst
5 37 (5.09%) Consultant
6 34 (4.68%) PHP Developer
7 31 (4.26%) Security Analyst
8 29 (3.99%) Network Engineer
9 27 (3.71%) DBA
10 26 (3.58%) Security Manager
11 25 (3.44%) Security Officer
12 23 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
13 22 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 19 (2.61%) Technical Specialist
14 19 (2.61%) Payments Business Analyst
15 18 (2.48%) Information Manager
16 16 (2.20%) Data Protection Officer
16 16 (2.20%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (10.73%) Web Services
2 70 (9.63%) HTML
3 59 (8.12%) CSS
4 47 (6.46%) .NET
5 44 (6.05%) XML
6 34 (4.68%) LAMP
6 34 (4.68%) jQuery
7 33 (4.54%) REST
8 32 (4.40%) SOAP
9 22 (3.03%) HTML5
10 18 (2.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 16 (2.20%) CSS3
11 16 (2.20%) Sass
11 16 (2.20%) Spring
11 16 (2.20%) XHTML
12 14 (1.93%) JSON
12 14 (1.93%) ASP.NET
13 13 (1.79%) WSDL
13 13 (1.79%) Android SDK
14 12 (1.65%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 102 (14.03%) Management Information System
2 74 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (5.09%) Data Structures
4 35 (4.81%) Data Integration
5 34 (4.68%) Open Source
6 32 (4.40%) Cryptography
7 29 (3.99%) Data Protection Act
8 27 (3.71%) Computer Science
9 26 (3.58%) IVR
10 23 (3.16%) SWIFT
11 22 (3.03%) APACS
12 15 (2.06%) Algorithms
13 12 (1.65%) Social Media
14 10 (1.38%) PKI
14 10 (1.38%) Clustering
14 10 (1.38%) Replication
15 8 (1.10%) N-Tier
16 7 (0.96%) Visualisation
17 6 (0.83%) User Experience
17 6 (0.83%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 203 (27.92%) Windows
2 99 (13.62%) Linux
3 49 (6.74%) UNIX
4 44 (6.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (3.71%) Windows 7
6 23 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (2.89%) Android
8 19 (2.61%) Apple iOS
9 15 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (1.93%) Windows 8
11 11 (1.51%) Windows Phone
12 9 (1.24%) AIX
13 8 (1.10%) CentOS
13 8 (1.10%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.83%) MVS
14 6 (0.83%) Solaris
15 4 (0.55%) FreeBSD
16 3 (0.41%) OS/390
16 3 (0.41%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (16.23%) Business Intelligence
2 109 (14.99%) Information Security
3 103 (14.17%) ITIL
4 89 (12.24%) Project Management
5 81 (11.14%) Data Modelling
6 77 (10.59%) ETL
7 67 (9.22%) Analytics
8 61 (8.39%) CRM
8 61 (8.39%) Change Management
8 61 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
8 61 (8.39%) Data Protection
9 54 (7.43%) Disaster Recovery
10 50 (6.88%) Data Management
11 44 (6.05%) Business Continuity
12 39 (5.36%) PRINCE2
13 38 (5.23%) Migration
14 37 (5.09%) Data Analysis
15 36 (4.95%) Risk Management
15 36 (4.95%) Data Architecture
16 35 (4.81%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 181 (24.90%) SQL
2 68 (9.35%) Java
3 61 (8.39%) JavaScript
4 48 (6.60%) PHP
5 33 (4.54%) T-SQL
6 20 (2.75%) Shell Script
7 18 (2.48%) Python
8 17 (2.34%) C#
9 16 (2.20%) PHP5
10 14 (1.93%) PowerShell
11 12 (1.65%) Jython
11 12 (1.65%) PL/SQL
11 12 (1.65%) Perl
12 10 (1.38%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.38%) ABAP
13 8 (1.10%) Tcl
14 6 (0.83%) C
15 5 (0.69%) C++
15 5 (0.69%) R
16 4 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 78 (10.73%) Degree
2 68 (9.35%) Cisco Certification
3 46 (6.33%) CISSP
4 32 (4.40%) CCNP
5 26 (3.58%) CCNA
6 22 (3.03%) CCA
6 22 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
7 21 (2.89%) CISA
8 20 (2.75%) CISM
9 18 (2.48%) Security Cleared
9 18 (2.48%) ISEB
10 16 (2.20%) CCSP
11 14 (1.93%) CCSE
11 14 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (1.79%) SC Cleared
13 10 (1.38%) MCP
14 8 (1.10%) MCITP
14 8 (1.10%) GCIH
15 7 (0.96%) GWAPT
15 7 (0.96%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (20.50%) PCI DSS
2 67 (9.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (8.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 26 (3.58%) QA
5 24 (3.30%) ISO 9001
6 22 (3.03%) ISO 8583
7 17 (2.34%) Data Quality
8 13 (1.79%) COBIT
9 11 (1.51%) SLA
10 7 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 6 (0.83%) COSO
12 4 (0.55%) GCP
12 4 (0.55%) GMP
12 4 (0.55%) GLP
13 1 (0.14%) BS7799
13 1 (0.14%) Basel II
13 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.14%) TickIT
13 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.14%) WAI
System Software
1 99 (13.62%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
3 16 (2.20%) ISA Server
4 13 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (1.38%) KVM
7 9 (1.24%) Apache Flume
8 8 (1.10%) vCloud
9 6 (0.83%) vSphere
10 4 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.55%) Varnish
11 3 (0.41%) NFS
11 3 (0.41%) XenApp
11 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.28%) XenServer
12 2 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
13 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 38 (5.23%) SCCM
2 15 (2.06%) ARCserve
3 13 (1.79%) SCSM
4 11 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.24%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (0.96%) Oracle Identity Management
8 6 (0.83%) Puppet
9 5 (0.69%) Nessus
10 4 (0.55%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.55%) Ambari
10 4 (0.55%) Capistrano
10 4 (0.55%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.55%) DameWare
11 3 (0.41%) Nagios
11 3 (0.41%) HP SiteScope
11 3 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.28%) Salt
12 2 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
13 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 121 (16.64%) Microsoft
2 91 (12.52%) Oracle
3 75 (10.32%) Cisco
4 59 (8.12%) F5
5 57 (7.84%) CheckPoint
6 40 (5.50%) Juniper
7 38 (5.23%) Websense
7 38 (5.23%) VMware
8 33 (4.54%) ServiceNow
9 23 (3.16%) IBM
10 22 (3.03%) Symantec
11 21 (2.89%) Sophos
11 21 (2.89%) Citrix
12 20 (2.75%) HP
12 20 (2.75%) Informatica
13 19 (2.61%) SAP
14 18 (2.48%) SonicWALL
15 16 (2.20%) Cognos
16 15 (2.06%) Nokia
16 15 (2.06%) McAfee
Hampshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £26,000 to £41,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Gold Group
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + 7% On-call + 10% Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Plus Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum £45k - £60k + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
LV=
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £74000 - £79000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Code Red Associates
Salary: £32000 to £40000 per annum - excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Salt
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Qinec
Salary: Competitive - dependant on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
PULSE
Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits inc. pension and 25 days holiday
Posted: 7 days ago
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
PULSE
Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits inc. pension and 25 days holiday
Posted: 7 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
UK
Vodafone
Posted: 12 days ago