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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Security
Rank 602 559 715
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +156
Permanent jobs citing Data Security 314 339 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.32% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.39% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 257 264 164
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 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,800 £70,000 £78,200
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +8.43%

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
93593 86753 92892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.96% 81.19% 79.05%
Number of salaries quoted 74739 71234 78546
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -28 280 £50,000 +11.11% 27
London -39 110 £52,500 +5.00% 5
South East -10 61 £50,000 +11.11% 7
East of England -4 34 £45,000 - 1
City of London -1 30 £52,500 -8.69% 2
Hertfordshire +4 21 £48,000 +64.10%
Hampshire 0 21 £35,000 -6.66% 3
West Midlands -8 19 £45,000 - 2
West Yorkshire -30 19 £60,000 +42.85% 1
Yorkshire -41 19 £60,000 +42.85% 2
Berkshire -8 18 £55,000 -12.00% 2
Slough +7 16 £55,000 -21.42%
East Midlands -1 13 £50,000 +25.00% 1
County Antrim - 12 - -
Belfast - 12 - -
Northern Ireland - 12 - -
Bradford - 11 £60,000 -
Leicester +20 10 £52,500 +61.53%
Leicestershire +15 10 £52,500 +61.53%
Croydon 0 10 £54,250 +0.46%
Scotland -14 10 £62,500 +56.25% 3
North West -22 10 £45,000 - 1
South West -49 10 £36,500 -4.16% 5
Birmingham +2 9 £47,000 +4.44%
Bristol -6 8 £36,500 -5.19%
Surrey -7 7 £52,500 -4.54% 2
Staffordshire - 7 £42,500 - 2
Norfolk - 7 £37,900 -
Liss - 7 £35,000 - 1
Norwich - 7 £37,900 -

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 234 (31.08%) Finance
2 210 (27.89%) Windows
3 192 (25.50%) SQL
4 149 (19.79%) PCI DSS
5 132 (17.53%) Microsoft
6 128 (17.00%) SQL Server
7 125 (16.60%) Firewall
8 122 (16.20%) Business Intelligence
9 113 (15.01%) Information Security
10 107 (14.21%) Data Warehouse
11 105 (13.94%) Management Information System
12 103 (13.68%) ITIL
13 102 (13.55%) Linux
13 102 (13.55%) Active Directory
14 97 (12.88%) Oracle
15 92 (12.22%) Project Management
16 86 (11.42%) Degree
17 85 (11.29%) Network Security
17 85 (11.29%) Data Modelling
18 84 (11.16%) Web Services
19 81 (10.76%) ETL
20 76 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
21 75 (9.96%) MS Excel
22 72 (9.56%) Cisco
23 71 (9.43%) Analytics
24 70 (9.30%) Java
25 69 (9.16%) HTML
25 69 (9.16%) CRM
25 69 (9.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
26 66 (8.76%) Cisco Certification

Data Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 45 (5.98%) Apache
2 35 (4.65%) IIS
3 31 (4.12%) MS Exchange
4 30 (3.98%) SAS
5 25 (3.32%) SharePoint
6 19 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (2.26%) CMS
8 14 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (1.73%) WebSphere
10 12 (1.59%) Facebook Platform
10 12 (1.59%) FileNet
10 12 (1.59%) IBM HTTP Server
11 11 (1.46%) Oracle Workflow
12 10 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (1.20%) WebLogic
14 8 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
16 6 (0.80%) WordPress
17 5 (0.66%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 75 (9.96%) MS Excel
2 45 (5.98%) MS Office
3 21 (2.79%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.99%) SPSS
5 12 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (1.59%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.40%) MS Project
8 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.27%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 11 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (1.46%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.80%) SAP CRM
3 6 (0.80%) HFM
4 5 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.66%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.53%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.53%) Visualfiles
5 4 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.40%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.40%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.40%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.05%) SaaS
2 15 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.73%) Google Apps
4 11 (1.46%) Office 365
4 11 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (1.06%) IaaS
6 6 (0.80%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.66%) Amazon EMR
7 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.53%) PaaS
8 4 (0.53%) Rackspace Cloud
9 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (0.40%) Taleo
10 2 (0.27%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.27%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 125 (16.60%) Firewall
2 85 (11.29%) Network Security
3 66 (8.76%) Internet
4 57 (7.57%) LAN
5 56 (7.44%) VPN
6 54 (7.17%) DNS
7 47 (6.24%) WAN
8 44 (5.84%) TCP/IP
9 31 (4.12%) BIG-IP
10 25 (3.32%) SMS
10 25 (3.32%) DHCP
11 24 (3.19%) HTTP
12 19 (2.52%) VoIP
13 18 (2.39%) Intranet
13 18 (2.39%) SAN
14 17 (2.26%) SSL
15 13 (1.73%) LDAP
16 12 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (1.59%) TACACS
17 10 (1.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (17.00%) SQL Server
2 107 (14.21%) Data Warehouse
3 57 (7.57%) Relational Database
4 56 (7.44%) MySQL
5 52 (6.91%) Big Data
6 51 (6.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 44 (5.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 37 (4.91%) RDBMS
9 36 (4.78%) Oracle Reports
10 35 (4.65%) Oracle BI EE
11 31 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
12 28 (3.72%) Hadoop
13 27 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
14 26 (3.45%) Data Mining
15 21 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 18 (2.39%) NoSQL
17 14 (1.86%) Apache Accumulo
18 13 (1.73%) Oracle Database
19 11 (1.46%) DB2
19 11 (1.46%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 21 (2.79%) Git (software)
2 20 (2.66%) Subversion
3 11 (1.46%) Ant
4 9 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.93%) Maven
5 7 (0.93%) JIRA
6 6 (0.80%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.53%) JMeter
8 4 (0.53%) AppScan
8 4 (0.53%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.40%) ERwin
9 3 (0.40%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.40%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.40%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.40%) Selenium
10 1 (0.13%) JDeveloper
10 1 (0.13%) Xcode
10 1 (0.13%) GoLive
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 234 (31.08%) Finance
2 61 (8.10%) Banking
3 57 (7.57%) Legal
4 39 (5.18%) Marketing
5 33 (4.38%) Retail
6 30 (3.98%) Telecoms
7 24 (3.19%) Advertising
8 23 (3.05%) Retail Banking
9 14 (1.86%) Publishing
10 13 (1.73%) Electronics
11 11 (1.46%) Manufacturing
12 9 (1.20%) Financial Institution
12 9 (1.20%) Law
13 6 (0.80%) French Language
14 4 (0.53%) Back Office
14 4 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.40%) Billing
15 3 (0.40%) Games
16 2 (0.27%) Local Government
17 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 134 (17.80%) Analyst
2 104 (13.81%) Developer
3 92 (12.22%) Architect
4 42 (5.58%) Data Architect
5 38 (5.05%) Business Analyst
6 37 (4.91%) Consultant
7 35 (4.65%) Administrator
8 33 (4.38%) PHP Developer
8 33 (4.38%) Security Analyst
9 29 (3.85%) Security Manager
10 28 (3.72%) DBA
11 26 (3.45%) Network Engineer
12 25 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
13 24 (3.19%) Security Officer
13 24 (3.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 20 (2.66%) Payments Business Analyst
15 19 (2.52%) Information Manager
15 19 (2.52%) Technical Specialist
16 17 (2.26%) Java Developer
16 17 (2.26%) Data Protection Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (11.16%) Web Services
2 69 (9.16%) HTML
3 58 (7.70%) CSS
4 53 (7.04%) .NET
5 47 (6.24%) XML
6 34 (4.52%) REST
6 34 (4.52%) LAMP
7 33 (4.38%) SOAP
7 33 (4.38%) jQuery
8 21 (2.79%) HTML5
9 17 (2.26%) ASP.NET
9 17 (2.26%) Spring
9 17 (2.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 16 (2.12%) Sass
11 15 (1.99%) XHTML
11 15 (1.99%) CSS3
12 14 (1.86%) JSON
12 14 (1.86%) Android SDK
12 14 (1.86%) WSDL
13 13 (1.73%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 105 (13.94%) Management Information System
2 76 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (4.78%) Open Source
4 34 (4.52%) Data Integration
4 34 (4.52%) Cryptography
5 31 (4.12%) Data Protection Act
6 29 (3.85%) Computer Science
7 28 (3.72%) IVR
8 25 (3.32%) SWIFT
9 24 (3.19%) APACS
10 12 (1.59%) Social Media
10 12 (1.59%) Replication
11 10 (1.33%) PKI
11 10 (1.33%) Clustering
12 8 (1.06%) N-Tier
13 7 (0.93%) CESG
13 7 (0.93%) Visualisation
14 6 (0.80%) User Experience
14 6 (0.80%) AS400
15 5 (0.66%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 210 (27.89%) Windows
2 102 (13.55%) Linux
3 51 (6.77%) UNIX
4 45 (5.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (3.59%) Windows 7
6 24 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (2.92%) Android
8 19 (2.52%) Apple iOS
9 16 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (1.99%) Windows 8
11 11 (1.46%) Windows Phone
12 9 (1.20%) AIX
13 8 (1.06%) CentOS
13 8 (1.06%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.93%) Solaris
15 6 (0.80%) MVS
16 4 (0.53%) FreeBSD
16 4 (0.53%) OS/390
17 3 (0.40%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (16.20%) Business Intelligence
2 113 (15.01%) Information Security
3 103 (13.68%) ITIL
4 92 (12.22%) Project Management
5 85 (11.29%) Data Modelling
6 81 (10.76%) ETL
7 71 (9.43%) Analytics
8 69 (9.16%) CRM
9 65 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
10 64 (8.50%) Data Protection
11 60 (7.97%) Change Management
12 54 (7.17%) Data Management
13 51 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
14 44 (5.84%) Business Continuity
15 41 (5.44%) PRINCE2
16 40 (5.31%) Migration
17 39 (5.18%) Scrum
18 38 (5.05%) Requirements Analysis
19 37 (4.91%) Risk Management
19 37 (4.91%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 192 (25.50%) SQL
2 70 (9.30%) Java
3 60 (7.97%) JavaScript
4 48 (6.37%) PHP
5 35 (4.65%) T-SQL
6 21 (2.79%) C#
7 20 (2.66%) Shell Script
8 19 (2.52%) Python
9 15 (1.99%) PL/SQL
9 15 (1.99%) PHP5
9 15 (1.99%) PowerShell
10 12 (1.59%) Jython
10 12 (1.59%) Perl
11 10 (1.33%) Bash Shell
11 10 (1.33%) ABAP
12 8 (1.06%) Tcl
13 7 (0.93%) C
14 6 (0.80%) C++
15 5 (0.66%) R
16 4 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 86 (11.42%) Degree
2 66 (8.76%) Cisco Certification
3 48 (6.37%) CISSP
4 32 (4.25%) CCNP
5 24 (3.19%) CCA
5 24 (3.19%) CCNA
6 23 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
6 23 (3.05%) CISM
7 22 (2.92%) CISA
8 20 (2.66%) Security Cleared
8 20 (2.66%) ISEB
9 15 (1.99%) CCSP
10 14 (1.86%) SC Cleared
10 14 (1.86%) CCSE
10 14 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (1.33%) GCIH
11 10 (1.33%) MCP
12 8 (1.06%) GWAPT
12 8 (1.06%) GPEN
12 8 (1.06%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (19.79%) PCI DSS
2 69 (9.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 64 (8.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 28 (3.72%) QA
5 25 (3.32%) ISO 9001
6 24 (3.19%) ISO 8583
7 19 (2.52%) Data Quality
8 14 (1.86%) COBIT
9 10 (1.33%) SLA
10 6 (0.80%) COSO
10 6 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 4 (0.53%) GCP
11 4 (0.53%) GMP
11 4 (0.53%) GLP
12 1 (0.13%) TickIT
12 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.13%) GPG13
12 1 (0.13%) WAI
System Software
1 102 (13.55%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
3 18 (2.39%) ISA Server
4 14 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (1.59%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.59%) KVM
6 9 (1.20%) Apache Flume
7 8 (1.06%) vCloud
8 5 (0.66%) vSphere
9 4 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.53%) Varnish
10 3 (0.40%) NFS
10 3 (0.40%) XenApp
10 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.27%) XenServer
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.27%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.27%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.13%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 39 (5.18%) SCCM
2 17 (2.26%) ARCserve
3 14 (1.86%) SCSM
4 11 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.33%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Management
8 6 (0.80%) Puppet
9 5 (0.66%) Nessus
10 4 (0.53%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.53%) Ambari
10 4 (0.53%) Capistrano
10 4 (0.53%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.53%) DameWare
11 3 (0.40%) Nagios
11 3 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.40%) HP SiteScope
12 2 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
12 2 (0.27%) Salt
13 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 132 (17.53%) Microsoft
2 97 (12.88%) Oracle
3 72 (9.56%) Cisco
4 58 (7.70%) F5
5 57 (7.57%) CheckPoint
6 41 (5.44%) VMware
7 40 (5.31%) Websense
8 38 (5.05%) Juniper
9 30 (3.98%) ServiceNow
10 23 (3.05%) Citrix
11 22 (2.92%) Symantec
11 22 (2.92%) IBM
12 21 (2.79%) Sophos
12 21 (2.79%) HP
13 20 (2.66%) Informatica
13 20 (2.66%) SAP
14 18 (2.39%) SonicWALL
15 16 (2.12%) Sourcefire
15 16 (2.12%) McAfee
16 15 (1.99%) Nokia
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
eCom Recruitment
Salary: £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum £45k - £60k + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Vodafone
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Atos
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Argyll Scott
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £79000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40 - £45 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Aberdeen
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Lichfield
Modis International - London
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Merseyside
Modis International - London
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
York
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + 20% Comm. + Car + 5% Cash
Posted: 11 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
END.
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Cardiff
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £38,000 - 41,000 p.a. plus excellent benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £41000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Surrey
Real Staffing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago