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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Security
Rank 580 535 584
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +49
Permanent jobs citing Data Security 332 438 320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.37% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.45% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 262 382 235
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £67,500 £69,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -

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
93168 97426 88156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.87% 82.77% 80.95%
Number of salaries quoted 76231 78605 72151
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +4.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%

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 July 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 July 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 -57 277 £53,000 +11.57% 50
London +1 153 £60,000 +20.00% 24
South East -17 41 £45,000 +5.88% 11
South West -7 29 £46,377 +3.05% 3
City of London +2 27 £57,500 +9.52% 9
Scotland +22 26 £42,000 -22.22%
Glasgow +25 25 £42,000 -32.80%
West Sussex +16 18 £45,000 -10.00% 2
North West -1 16 £42,500 -8.60% 3
Wales +9 14 £38,750 +17.42% 1
South Wales +9 14 £38,750 +17.42% 1
Cardiff - 14 £38,750 -
Wiltshire +4 13 £43,596 -8.21% 1
Yorkshire -5 13 £43,250 +2.97% 2
West Midlands -20 13 £32,500 -31.57%
Swindon - 13 £43,596 - 1
Worthing +13 11 £45,000 -
Bristol -27 11 £60,000 +41.17% 1
Manchester +6 10 £42,500 -46.87% 2
East of England -42 10 £55,500 +23.33% 4
North Yorkshire +5 8 £42,500 +6.25%
Cambridgeshire +1 8 £56,000 -13.84% 1
Hampshire -1 7 £57,500 +64.28% 1
Kent +16 6 £32,500 +18.18%
York +11 5 £43,500 +8.75%
Staffordshire +4 5 £32,500 +47.72%
Cambridge +4 5 £53,000 -9.01% 1
Slough -26 5 £58,000 -3.33% 1
Berkshire -33 5 £58,000 +16.00% 5
Lancashire - 5 £42,500 -

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 232 (38.35%) Finance
2 193 (31.90%) Information Security
3 147 (24.30%) Degree
4 140 (23.14%) Analytical Skills
5 130 (21.49%) CISSP
6 123 (20.33%) SQL
7 121 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 98 (16.20%) Management Information System
9 97 (16.03%) SQL Server
9 97 (16.03%) Windows
10 96 (15.87%) ITIL
11 95 (15.70%) Firewall
12 93 (15.37%) Network Security
13 91 (15.04%) PCI DSS
13 91 (15.04%) SIEM
14 85 (14.05%) Linux
15 80 (13.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 79 (13.06%) Oracle
17 72 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
17 72 (11.90%) CISM
17 72 (11.90%) Incident Management
18 68 (11.24%) Cyber Security
19 67 (11.07%) Data Protection
19 67 (11.07%) Agile Software Development
20 66 (10.91%) Cryptography
21 65 (10.74%) Penetration Testing
21 65 (10.74%) Data Warehouse
21 65 (10.74%) Analytics
22 64 (10.58%) Banking
23 60 (9.92%) Project Management

Data Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 19 (3.14%) IIS
2 18 (2.98%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.16%) Oracle Coherence
3 7 (1.16%) Lync
3 7 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (0.99%) Apache
5 5 (0.83%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.83%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.66%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.66%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.66%) SAS
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.50%) Node.js
8 2 (0.33%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.33%) Drupal
8 2 (0.33%) JBoss
9 1 (0.17%) SugarCRM
9 1 (0.17%) OnBase
Applications
1 29 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.31%) MS Office
3 9 (1.49%) SPSS
4 6 (0.99%) Solid Edge
4 6 (0.99%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
2 3 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.33%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.17%) arcHouse
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.17%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.17%) Magento
4 1 (0.17%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.17%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.17%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.17%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 42 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.81%) SaaS
3 15 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.83%) PaaS
6 5 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.83%) Google App Engine
6 5 (0.83%) Google Compute Engine
6 5 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (0.50%) Office 365
7 3 (0.50%) Force.com
8 2 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.33%) IaaS
8 2 (0.33%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 95 (15.70%) Firewall
2 93 (15.37%) Network Security
3 45 (7.44%) Internet
4 29 (4.79%) LAN
5 25 (4.13%) WAN
6 24 (3.97%) VPN
7 22 (3.64%) SAN
7 22 (3.64%) TCP/IP
8 20 (3.31%) Wireless
9 16 (2.64%) VoIP
10 13 (2.15%) DNS
11 10 (1.65%) NAS
12 8 (1.32%) Intranet
12 8 (1.32%) SSL
13 6 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (0.83%) iSCSI
14 5 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (0.66%) Unified Communications
15 4 (0.66%) MPLS
15 4 (0.66%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (16.03%) SQL Server
2 65 (10.74%) Data Warehouse
3 48 (7.93%) Oracle Database
4 41 (6.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 39 (6.45%) Big Data
6 35 (5.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (5.79%) Relational Database
7 34 (5.62%) Oracle Database 11g
8 31 (5.12%) MySQL
9 26 (4.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 25 (4.13%) RDBMS
11 23 (3.80%) Star Schema
11 23 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (3.31%) Data Mining
13 19 (3.14%) Oracle Database 10g
14 15 (2.48%) NoSQL
15 14 (2.31%) QlikView
16 13 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
17 12 (1.98%) Couchbase
17 12 (1.98%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (1.98%) Axure RP
2 6 (0.99%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.99%) Subversion
3 4 (0.66%) Grunt
3 4 (0.66%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.50%) Selenium
4 3 (0.50%) JDeveloper
4 3 (0.50%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.33%) Ant
6 1 (0.17%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.17%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.17%) Bower
6 1 (0.17%) Yeoman
General
1 232 (38.35%) Finance
2 64 (10.58%) Banking
3 54 (8.93%) Legal
4 40 (6.61%) Retail
5 39 (6.45%) Law
6 27 (4.46%) Telecoms
7 25 (4.13%) Marketing
8 10 (1.65%) Back Office
9 9 (1.49%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.16%) Advertising
11 6 (0.99%) Games
11 6 (0.99%) Billing
12 4 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.50%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.33%) Automotive
14 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.17%) French Language
15 1 (0.17%) Military
15 1 (0.17%) Publishing
15 1 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 108 (17.85%) Analyst
2 62 (10.25%) Developer
3 57 (9.42%) Security Analyst
4 56 (9.26%) Architect
5 47 (7.77%) Consultant
6 32 (5.29%) Security Consultant
7 31 (5.12%) Information Analyst
8 30 (4.96%) Information Security Analyst
9 23 (3.80%) Data Architect
9 23 (3.80%) IT Manager
10 22 (3.64%) Team Leader
11 19 (3.14%) Security Manager
11 19 (3.14%) Data Manager
11 19 (3.14%) DBA
11 19 (3.14%) Administrator
12 18 (2.98%) Head of IT
13 17 (2.81%) Operations Team Leader
14 15 (2.48%) Support Engineer
15 14 (2.31%) Information Security Consultant
16 13 (2.15%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (7.60%) HTML
2 36 (5.95%) CSS
3 26 (4.30%) Web Services
4 20 (3.31%) SOAP
5 19 (3.14%) .NET
6 16 (2.64%) jQuery
7 15 (2.48%) XML
8 14 (2.31%) REST
9 9 (1.49%) Ajax
9 9 (1.49%) .NET Framework
9 9 (1.49%) Middleware
9 9 (1.49%) CSS3
10 8 (1.32%) RESTful
10 8 (1.32%) XSLT
11 7 (1.16%) JSON
11 7 (1.16%) MDX
11 7 (1.16%) HTML5
12 6 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
12 6 (0.99%) AngularJS
12 6 (0.99%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 140 (23.14%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (16.20%) Management Information System
3 66 (10.91%) Cryptography
4 47 (7.77%) Computer Science
5 36 (5.95%) Data Protection Act
6 32 (5.29%) Visualisation
7 28 (4.63%) Freedom of Information
8 22 (3.64%) Freedom of Information Act
9 17 (2.81%) Data Integration
10 16 (2.64%) Data Structures
10 16 (2.64%) User Experience
10 16 (2.64%) Data Centre
11 12 (1.98%) PKI
12 11 (1.82%) Statistics
12 11 (1.82%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.65%) Blackberry
14 9 (1.49%) CCTV
14 9 (1.49%) Clustering
14 9 (1.49%) NHS
15 8 (1.32%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 97 (16.03%) Windows
2 85 (14.05%) Linux
3 42 (6.94%) UNIX
4 15 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.16%) Solaris
7 7 (1.16%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.99%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.83%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.83%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.83%) Android
10 3 (0.50%) CentOS
11 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (31.90%) Information Security
2 96 (15.87%) ITIL
3 91 (15.04%) SIEM
4 72 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
4 72 (11.90%) Incident Management
5 68 (11.24%) Cyber Security
6 67 (11.07%) Data Protection
6 67 (11.07%) Agile Software Development
7 65 (10.74%) Penetration Testing
7 65 (10.74%) Analytics
8 60 (9.92%) Project Management
8 60 (9.92%) ETL
9 56 (9.26%) Data Management
10 54 (8.93%) Business Continuity
11 51 (8.43%) Risk Management
12 50 (8.26%) Data Modelling
13 46 (7.60%) Service Delivery
14 44 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
15 41 (6.78%) Performance Tuning
16 39 (6.45%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 123 (20.33%) SQL
2 43 (7.11%) Java
3 28 (4.63%) T-SQL
4 24 (3.97%) Python
4 24 (3.97%) JavaScript
5 22 (3.64%) C
6 18 (2.98%) C#
6 18 (2.98%) PHP
7 15 (2.48%) Perl
8 13 (2.15%) Ruby
9 10 (1.65%) VBA
10 9 (1.49%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.99%) Apex Code
11 6 (0.99%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.83%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.66%) SOQL
13 4 (0.66%) SOSL
13 4 (0.66%) R
13 4 (0.66%) VB
13 4 (0.66%) C++
Qualifications
1 147 (24.30%) Degree
2 130 (21.49%) CISSP
3 72 (11.90%) CISM
4 32 (5.29%) CISA
5 22 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (1.65%) Security Cleared
8 9 (1.49%) CEH
8 9 (1.49%) MCSE
9 8 (1.32%) PCI QSA
9 8 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.32%) ISEB
9 8 (1.32%) CCNA
10 7 (1.16%) CHFI
10 7 (1.16%) MCITP
10 7 (1.16%) CCNP
10 7 (1.16%) SSCP
11 6 (0.99%) SC Cleared
11 6 (0.99%) HND
11 6 (0.99%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (15.04%) PCI DSS
2 80 (13.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (2.31%) ISO 9001
5 13 (2.15%) COBIT
6 12 (1.98%) QA
7 10 (1.65%) Data Quality
8 7 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 5 (0.83%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 5 (0.83%) ISO 14001
9 5 (0.83%) BS7799
9 5 (0.83%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.66%) BS25999
10 4 (0.66%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.50%) SLA
12 1 (0.17%) HL7
12 1 (0.17%) Basel II
System Software
1 43 (7.11%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.49%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.83%) XenServer
6 4 (0.66%) XenApp
6 4 (0.66%) vSphere
6 4 (0.66%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.66%) NFS
7 2 (0.33%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.17%) qmail
Systems Management
1 16 (2.64%) Nessus
2 11 (1.82%) SCCM
3 5 (0.83%) Oracle Identity Management
3 5 (0.83%) Data Guard
4 4 (0.66%) cPanel
4 4 (0.66%) Ansible
4 4 (0.66%) Puppet
5 3 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.33%) Jitterbit
6 2 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.33%) logstash
6 2 (0.33%) Kibana
6 2 (0.33%) SCOM
6 2 (0.33%) Nagios
6 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.17%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 121 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 79 (13.06%) Oracle
3 41 (6.78%) VMware
4 21 (3.47%) Informatica
5 18 (2.98%) Citrix
6 15 (2.48%) Cisco
6 15 (2.48%) McAfee
6 15 (2.48%) CheckPoint
7 14 (2.31%) HP
8 11 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.82%) NetApp
8 11 (1.82%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.65%) Google
10 9 (1.49%) LogLogic
11 7 (1.16%) SAP
12 6 (0.99%) F5
12 6 (0.99%) IBM
13 5 (0.83%) Juniper
13 5 (0.83%) Splunk
13 5 (0.83%) Barracuda Networks
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £15.00 - £18.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + plus package (inc bonus)
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Working Environment
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Excellant Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Excellant Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + car
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Dental
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
KDR
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £25k - 32k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £40k DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
BBC
Salary: Competitive salary package
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Third Republic Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum Excellent bens package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + car + bonus x 2 + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + pension + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago