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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Security
Rank 613 639 650
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +11
Permanent jobs citing Data Security 339 305 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.29% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.34% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 279 254 251
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £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
88421 89510 88212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 86.81% 85.23% 84.88%
Number of salaries quoted 73412 73509 70144
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 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 14 February 2016 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 14 February 2016. 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 +51 333 £52,500 +2.94% 40
London +4 137 £55,000 - 12
South East +19 66 £57,500 +9.52% 6
East of England +33 57 £50,000 +11.11% 6
City of London +65 46 £52,500 -4.54% 4
Bedfordshire +36 35 £50,000 -23.66% 4
West Midlands -1 31 £42,500 -26.08% 1
Berkshire +13 20 £48,500 -7.61% 1
North West +44 19 £37,500 +62.16% 5
South West -20 18 £42,000 -1.17% 6
Dunstable - 17 £52,500 - 2
Oxfordshire +5 16 £57,500 +31.42%
Hertfordshire +3 13 £30,000 -33.33%
Staffordshire - 13 £37,500 - 1
Bedford - 13 £52,500 -
Hitchin - 13 £30,000 -
East Midlands +5 12 £42,500 +6.25%
Slough +7 11 £45,000 +1.12%
Solihull - 10 £42,500 -
Oxford - 9 £57,500 -
Kent +10 8 £67,500 +22.72%
Somerset - 8 £28,000 -
Merseyside - 8 £52,500 - 1
Street - 7 - -
Liverpool - 7 - -
Birmingham - 7 £42,500 -
Manchester +28 6 £43,250 +130.66% 1
Hampshire +6 6 £19,000 -49.33% 1
Bristol -15 6 £42,500 -9.57% 2
Burton-upon-Trent - 6 £35,000 -

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 250 (36.66%) Finance
2 205 (30.06%) Microsoft
3 181 (26.54%) Windows
4 165 (24.19%) Information Security
5 138 (20.23%) SQL
6 137 (20.09%) SQL Server
7 130 (19.06%) Firewall
8 127 (18.62%) Oracle
9 111 (16.28%) VMware
10 108 (15.84%) Unix
11 101 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
12 92 (13.49%) Linux
13 91 (13.34%) Management Information System
13 91 (13.34%) Cisco
13 91 (13.34%) Active Directory
14 89 (13.05%) VMware Infrastructure
15 85 (12.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 83 (12.17%) ITIL
17 82 (12.02%) Degree
17 82 (12.02%) PCI DSS
18 80 (11.73%) Banking
19 77 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
20 76 (11.14%) Citrix
21 73 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
21 73 (10.70%) MS Excel
21 73 (10.70%) Network Security
22 72 (10.56%) Data Warehouse
23 70 (10.26%) CISSP
24 67 (9.82%) Data Modelling
25 66 (9.68%) Security Management

Data Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 30 (4.40%) MS Exchange
2 29 (4.25%) SharePoint
3 26 (3.81%) IIS
4 15 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (1.76%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.17%) CMS
7 8 (1.17%) SAS
7 8 (1.17%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.03%) Node.js
9 5 (0.73%) WordPress
10 4 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.59%) Kentico
11 3 (0.44%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.44%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 73 (10.70%) MS Excel
2 42 (6.16%) MS Office
3 9 (1.32%) SPSS
4 7 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.59%) MS Project
7 2 (0.29%) GNU Octave
7 2 (0.29%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.15%) Maya
Business Applications
1 14 (2.05%) Markit EDM
2 7 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.44%) FastStats
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.29%) Maximo
5 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.29%) SAP MDM
5 2 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
2 24 (3.52%) SaaS
3 15 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.17%) Google Apps
5 6 (0.88%) Office 365
6 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.29%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.29%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.15%) AdWords
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 130 (19.06%) Firewall
2 73 (10.70%) Network Security
3 63 (9.24%) LAN
4 59 (8.65%) WAN
5 31 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 29 (4.25%) Internet
6 29 (4.25%) SSL
6 29 (4.25%) VPN
7 24 (3.52%) DNS
7 24 (3.52%) Wireless
8 22 (3.23%) SAN
9 20 (2.93%) Intranet
10 19 (2.79%) Cisco IOS
11 18 (2.64%) DHCP
12 16 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (2.35%) LDAP
13 12 (1.76%) S/MIME
14 10 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
15 8 (1.17%) MPLS
15 8 (1.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (20.09%) SQL Server
2 72 (10.56%) Data Warehouse
3 56 (8.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (5.72%) Data Mining
5 34 (4.99%) Big Data
6 32 (4.69%) SQL Server 2014
6 32 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (3.67%) Oracle Database
8 24 (3.52%) QlikView
9 23 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 20 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
11 18 (2.64%) MySQL
11 18 (2.64%) NoSQL
12 16 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (2.05%) MongoDB
14 13 (1.91%) Relational Database
15 12 (1.76%) DTS
16 11 (1.61%) Data Mart
16 11 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
16 11 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (2.79%) Toad
2 15 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.47%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.88%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.59%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.59%) Subversion
6 3 (0.44%) Ant
6 3 (0.44%) JDeveloper
6 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.44%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.29%) AppScan
7 2 (0.29%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.29%) JIRA
7 2 (0.29%) JUnit
7 2 (0.29%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.29%) Mockito
7 2 (0.29%) Paros
7 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.15%) Mocha
General
1 250 (36.66%) Finance
2 80 (11.73%) Banking
3 62 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 56 (8.21%) Marketing
5 32 (4.69%) Legal
6 23 (3.37%) Retail
7 20 (2.93%) Pharmaceutical
8 15 (2.20%) Law
9 14 (2.05%) Advertising
9 14 (2.05%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.17%) Automotive
10 8 (1.17%) Back Office
10 8 (1.17%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.88%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.44%) Local Government
13 2 (0.29%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.29%) Games
13 2 (0.29%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.29%) Publishing
14 1 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 122 (17.89%) Analyst
2 92 (13.49%) Architect
3 67 (9.82%) Developer
4 56 (8.21%) DBA
5 54 (7.92%) Consultant
6 43 (6.30%) Administrator
7 41 (6.01%) IT Manager
8 39 (5.72%) Support Analyst
9 34 (4.99%) Data Manager
9 34 (4.99%) SQL DBA
10 31 (4.55%) Applications Support
10 31 (4.55%) Security Manager
11 30 (4.40%) Applications Support Analyst
11 30 (4.40%) Data Analyst
12 29 (4.25%) Data Architect
12 29 (4.25%) Technical Architect
13 28 (4.11%) Security Consultant
14 26 (3.81%) Senior Developer
15 25 (3.67%) Security Analyst
16 23 (3.37%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.55%) .NET
2 26 (3.81%) Web Services
3 23 (3.37%) CSS
4 22 (3.23%) Middleware
5 21 (3.08%) HTML
5 21 (3.08%) XML
6 17 (2.49%) Ajax
6 17 (2.49%) ASP.NET
7 15 (2.20%) jQuery
8 12 (1.76%) WebSphere MQ
9 10 (1.47%) JSON
10 9 (1.32%) RESTful
11 8 (1.17%) WCF
12 7 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (1.03%) REST
13 6 (0.88%) .NET Framework
13 6 (0.88%) CSS3
13 6 (0.88%) HTML5
14 5 (0.73%) AngularJS
14 5 (0.73%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 101 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (13.34%) Management Information System
3 34 (4.99%) Computer Science
4 25 (3.67%) Data Centre
5 21 (3.08%) Clustering
5 21 (3.08%) Statistics
6 15 (2.20%) Fat Client
6 15 (2.20%) Thin Client
6 15 (2.20%) Visualisation
7 14 (2.05%) Data Structures
7 14 (2.05%) Mathematics
8 13 (1.91%) Driving Licence
9 12 (1.76%) Algorithms
9 12 (1.76%) Security Operations Centre
10 11 (1.61%) Applied Mathematics
10 11 (1.61%) Cryptography
11 10 (1.47%) Data Integration
12 9 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
12 9 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 9 (1.32%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 181 (26.54%) Windows
2 108 (15.84%) Unix
3 92 (13.49%) Linux
4 65 (9.53%) Windows Server
5 43 (6.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (5.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (3.81%) Android
8 23 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (2.93%) Windows 7
10 17 (2.49%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.03%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (0.73%) Solaris
14 4 (0.59%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.44%) AIX
15 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.29%) Kali Linux
16 2 (0.29%) VMS
16 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (24.19%) Information Security
2 83 (12.17%) ITIL
3 77 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
5 67 (9.82%) Data Modelling
6 66 (9.68%) Security Management
7 62 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 61 (8.94%) Risk Management
9 56 (8.21%) Project Management
10 54 (7.92%) ETL
11 53 (7.77%) Analytics
11 53 (7.77%) Data Management
12 50 (7.33%) Presales
13 49 (7.18%) High Availability
14 48 (7.04%) SIEM
15 46 (6.74%) Data Architecture
16 45 (6.60%) TOGAF
17 44 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
17 44 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
18 41 (6.01%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 138 (20.23%) SQL
2 43 (6.30%) JavaScript
3 41 (6.01%) Java
4 34 (4.99%) Perl
5 30 (4.40%) T-SQL
6 29 (4.25%) PowerShell
7 21 (3.08%) C#
8 18 (2.64%) Python
9 14 (2.05%) PL/SQL
10 13 (1.91%) PHP
11 12 (1.76%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.61%) VB
13 10 (1.47%) Ruby
14 8 (1.17%) C
15 7 (1.03%) R
16 4 (0.59%) C++
17 3 (0.44%) XQuery
18 2 (0.29%) MATLAB
18 2 (0.29%) VBScript
19 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 82 (12.02%) Degree
2 70 (10.26%) CISSP
3 50 (7.33%) CISM
4 47 (6.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (6.01%) CISA
6 30 (4.40%) MCSE
7 29 (4.25%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (3.08%) MCSA
8 21 (3.08%) PCI QSA
9 18 (2.64%) CCNA
10 15 (2.20%) ISEB
11 14 (2.05%) Security Cleared
12 12 (1.76%) SC Cleared
13 10 (1.47%) ISTQB
14 8 (1.17%) CCNP
14 8 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (0.88%) GCIH
15 6 (0.88%) GSEC
16 5 (0.73%) CRISC
16 5 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (12.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 82 (12.02%) PCI DSS
3 26 (3.81%) Data Quality
4 21 (3.08%) COBIT
5 20 (2.93%) QA
6 12 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (1.32%) COSO
8 7 (1.03%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.88%) PA-DSS
10 4 (0.59%) SLA
11 3 (0.44%) GCP
11 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 2 (0.29%) ISO27002
12 2 (0.29%) MiFID
13 1 (0.15%) BS25999
13 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.15%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 91 (13.34%) Active Directory
2 89 (13.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.64%) vSphere
4 16 (2.35%) Oracle RAC
4 16 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (1.61%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.32%) XenApp
6 9 (1.32%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.03%) Terminal Services
7 7 (1.03%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.15%) Firmware
10 1 (0.15%) HDFS
10 1 (0.15%) KVM
10 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (1.61%) Nessus
2 4 (0.59%) FortiGate
2 4 (0.59%) HP Fortify
2 4 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (0.44%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.44%) SCCM
4 2 (0.29%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.29%) Nmap
4 2 (0.29%) Oozie
4 2 (0.29%) OPNET
4 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.29%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.15%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.15%) Ansible
5 1 (0.15%) Puppet
5 1 (0.15%) vMotion
5 1 (0.15%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 205 (30.06%) Microsoft
2 127 (18.62%) Oracle
3 111 (16.28%) VMware
4 91 (13.34%) Cisco
5 76 (11.14%) Citrix
6 44 (6.45%) CheckPoint
7 36 (5.28%) IBM
8 24 (3.52%) Forcepoint
9 18 (2.64%) HP
10 16 (2.35%) F5
10 16 (2.35%) Google
10 16 (2.35%) NetApp
11 14 (2.05%) Intel Security
11 14 (2.05%) MKS
11 14 (2.05%) Tableau
12 13 (1.91%) LogRhythm
13 11 (1.61%) EMC
14 10 (1.47%) 3PAR
14 10 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (1.47%) Splunk
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Damia Group LTD
Salary: Car + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £10000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + exceptional pension and flexitime
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Smartsearch Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40k
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, England
Intel Security
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
EMBL
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Firefly HC
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + Performance Bonus + Pension + Life Insurance
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits +Bonus, Healthcare and Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
AC Assure
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus scheme
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hanover Scotland Housing Association
Salary: From £25,140 to £31,696 per annum (35 hours per week)
Posted: 5 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
York
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Rotherham
Interquest - IQ Tech
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 17 days ago
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 17 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Sopra Banking Software
Salary: £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus pension, healthcare, bonus
Posted: 18 days ago
City, London
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Wirral
Computer Futures
Salary: £39999 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago