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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Security
Rank 618 556 571
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +15
Permanent jobs citing Data Security 272 386 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.40% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 214 338 240
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,425 £32,700
10% offered a salary of more than £84,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%

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
89248 96221 87010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.53% 81.95% 79.97%
Number of salaries quoted 72491 78159 71532
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

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 May 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 22 May 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 -82 222 £47,500 +2.15% 27
London -3 102 £55,000 -4.34% 14
South East -30 48 £42,500 +1.19% 2
Scotland +43 32 £43,750 -26.47% 8
Glasgow +31 31 £43,750 -32.69% 6
West Sussex +7 16 £52,000 +9.47%
North West -1 16 £47,500 +17.28% 5
South West -29 14 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Yorkshire +14 13 £32,500 -43.47% 3
City of London +20 12 £62,500 +13.63% 4
Buckinghamshire +6 11 £41,250 -
East of England -41 11 £56,000 +31.76%
North Yorkshire - 11 £42,500 - 2
Wiltshire -2 10 £37,500 -21.05%
West Midlands -10 10 £32,750 -34.50% 1
Manchester +19 8 £85,000 +109.87% 1
Crawley +6 8 £52,000 -
Berkshire -29 8 £58,000 +40.60%
East Midlands +14 7 £28,428 -17.60%
Swindon +8 7 £37,500 -21.05%
Milton Keynes - 7 £35,000 -
York - 6 £43,500 - 2
Surrey +7 5 £30,000 -29.41%
Worthing +1 5 £42,500 +9.67%
Birmingham -9 5 £33,000 -46.12%
Harrogate - 5 £23,000 -
Kent - 5 £37,500 - 2
Lancashire - 5 £42,500 -
Cambridgeshire +4 4 £56,000 +43.58%
Reading -22 4 - -

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 181 (31.64%) Finance
2 144 (25.17%) Information Security
3 143 (25.00%) SQL
4 136 (23.78%) Microsoft
5 108 (18.88%) CISSP
5 108 (18.88%) SQL Server
6 102 (17.83%) ITIL
6 102 (17.83%) Degree
7 101 (17.66%) Analytical Skills
8 96 (16.78%) Windows
9 83 (14.51%) Management Information System
9 83 (14.51%) PCI DSS
10 77 (13.46%) Service Delivery
11 72 (12.59%) Linux
11 72 (12.59%) Network Security
12 71 (12.41%) Data Warehouse
13 70 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
13 70 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
14 68 (11.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 64 (11.19%) Firewall
16 63 (11.01%) CISM
17 61 (10.66%) Oracle
17 61 (10.66%) SIEM
18 60 (10.49%) Banking
19 58 (10.14%) Risk Management
19 58 (10.14%) MS Excel
20 56 (9.79%) Legal
21 55 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
21 55 (9.62%) Java
21 55 (9.62%) Data Modelling

Data Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 28 (4.90%) MS Exchange
2 25 (4.37%) IIS
3 14 (2.45%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.22%) CMS
4 7 (1.22%) Apache
5 6 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.05%) Oracle Coherence
5 6 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.05%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.70%) Lync
6 4 (0.70%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.52%) SAS
8 2 (0.35%) Drupal
8 2 (0.35%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.17%) OnBase
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.17%) FileNet
9 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 58 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 25 (4.37%) MS Office
3 10 (1.75%) SPSS
4 8 (1.40%) Solid Edge
4 8 (1.40%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.52%) CODA-Financials
3 2 (0.35%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.17%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.17%) arcHouse
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Magento
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
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 53 (9.27%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.50%) SaaS
3 14 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.87%) PaaS
5 5 (0.87%) Office 365
6 4 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (0.70%) Google Compute Engine
6 4 (0.70%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.52%) Force.com
7 3 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.35%) IaaS
8 2 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 72 (12.59%) Network Security
2 64 (11.19%) Firewall
3 35 (6.12%) Internet
4 21 (3.67%) SAN
5 19 (3.32%) VPN
6 17 (2.97%) DNS
6 17 (2.97%) TCP/IP
7 15 (2.62%) VoIP
8 13 (2.27%) NAS
9 11 (1.92%) WAN
9 11 (1.92%) LAN
10 10 (1.75%) Wireless
11 9 (1.57%) SSL
12 7 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (1.22%) iSCSI
13 6 (1.05%) DHCP
14 5 (0.87%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (0.87%) Intranet
15 4 (0.70%) Unified Communications
15 4 (0.70%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (18.88%) SQL Server
2 71 (12.41%) Data Warehouse
3 48 (8.39%) MySQL
4 44 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 37 (6.47%) RDBMS
6 35 (6.12%) Oracle Database
7 34 (5.94%) Data Mining
8 30 (5.24%) SQL Server 2008
9 29 (5.07%) Big Data
10 25 (4.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 21 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (3.50%) Oracle Database 11g
13 17 (2.97%) Hadoop
14 16 (2.80%) QlikView
14 16 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
15 14 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
15 14 (2.45%) MS Access
16 13 (2.27%) NoSQL
16 13 (2.27%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 23 (4.02%) Git (software)
2 14 (2.45%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.27%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.22%) JIRA
6 5 (0.87%) Xcode
6 5 (0.87%) Subversion
6 5 (0.87%) Axure RP
7 4 (0.70%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.52%) Selenium
9 2 (0.35%) Grunt
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.35%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.17%) Maven
10 1 (0.17%) MSI
10 1 (0.17%) ERwin
10 1 (0.17%) Rational Rose
10 1 (0.17%) JDeveloper
General
1 181 (31.64%) Finance
2 60 (10.49%) Banking
3 56 (9.79%) Legal
4 53 (9.27%) Retail
5 24 (4.20%) Law
6 18 (3.15%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.80%) Marketing
8 14 (2.45%) Back Office
9 12 (2.10%) Billing
10 11 (1.92%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.75%) Advertising
12 9 (1.57%) Retail Banking
13 8 (1.40%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.87%) Games
15 3 (0.52%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.35%) French Language
16 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.35%) Automotive
17 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
17 1 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 92 (16.08%) Analyst
2 73 (12.76%) Developer
3 57 (9.97%) Architect
4 42 (7.34%) Security Analyst
5 34 (5.94%) Consultant
6 33 (5.77%) DBA
7 32 (5.59%) Administrator
8 25 (4.37%) Information Analyst
9 24 (4.20%) Data Architect
10 22 (3.85%) Information Security Analyst
11 20 (3.50%) Security Manager
12 19 (3.32%) IT Manager
12 19 (3.32%) Security Consultant
13 17 (2.97%) Data Manager
13 17 (2.97%) Support Manager
14 16 (2.80%) Systems Administrator
14 16 (2.80%) Enterprise Architect
14 16 (2.80%) Team Leader
15 14 (2.45%) IT Support
15 14 (2.45%) Head of IT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.57%) HTML
2 36 (6.29%) CSS
3 29 (5.07%) REST
4 28 (4.90%) Web Services
5 25 (4.37%) .NET
6 22 (3.85%) SOAP
7 20 (3.50%) XML
8 19 (3.32%) jQuery
9 17 (2.97%) JSON
10 14 (2.45%) CSS3
10 14 (2.45%) Spring
11 13 (2.27%) HTML5
12 11 (1.92%) .NET Framework
13 9 (1.57%) Middleware
13 9 (1.57%) J2EE
13 9 (1.57%) RESTful
14 8 (1.40%) XHTML
14 8 (1.40%) Struts
14 8 (1.40%) Ajax
15 7 (1.22%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 101 (17.66%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (14.51%) Management Information System
3 49 (8.57%) Cryptography
4 36 (6.29%) Visualisation
5 30 (5.24%) Computer Science
6 21 (3.67%) Data Structures
7 20 (3.50%) Data Protection Act
8 18 (3.15%) Open Source
9 17 (2.97%) PKI
10 12 (2.10%) User Experience
10 12 (2.10%) Clustering
11 11 (1.92%) Freedom of Information
11 11 (1.92%) Blackberry
11 11 (1.92%) Data Integration
12 10 (1.75%) Freedom of Information Act
12 10 (1.75%) Statistics
13 9 (1.57%) NHS
13 9 (1.57%) Mobile App
14 8 (1.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 8 (1.40%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 96 (16.78%) Windows
2 72 (12.59%) Linux
3 41 (7.17%) UNIX
4 14 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (2.27%) Windows XP
5 13 (2.27%) Windows 7
5 13 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.10%) Ubuntu
7 9 (1.57%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.40%) Android
9 7 (1.22%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.87%) CentOS
11 5 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.35%) Solaris
13 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (25.17%) Information Security
2 102 (17.83%) ITIL
3 77 (13.46%) Service Delivery
4 70 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
4 70 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (10.66%) SIEM
6 58 (10.14%) Risk Management
7 55 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 55 (9.62%) Data Modelling
8 53 (9.27%) Project Management
9 52 (9.09%) Data Management
9 52 (9.09%) ETL
10 51 (8.92%) Business Continuity
11 50 (8.74%) Cyber Security
12 45 (7.87%) Incident Management
13 43 (7.52%) Data Protection
14 40 (6.99%) Analytics
15 35 (6.12%) Security Management
16 32 (5.59%) E-Commerce
16 32 (5.59%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 143 (25.00%) SQL
2 55 (9.62%) Java
3 30 (5.24%) JavaScript
4 26 (4.55%) Python
4 26 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 24 (4.20%) PHP
6 21 (3.67%) C#
6 21 (3.67%) Shell Script
6 21 (3.67%) PowerShell
7 14 (2.45%) C
7 14 (2.45%) Perl
8 11 (1.92%) VBA
9 9 (1.57%) Scala
10 7 (1.22%) Objective-C
10 7 (1.22%) C++
10 7 (1.22%) PHP5
11 6 (1.05%) VB
12 5 (0.87%) Ruby
12 5 (0.87%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.70%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 108 (18.88%) CISSP
2 102 (17.83%) Degree
3 63 (11.01%) CISM
4 37 (6.47%) CISA
5 28 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (2.62%) CRISC
7 12 (2.10%) ISEB
7 12 (2.10%) MCSE
7 12 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.92%) PCI QSA
9 9 (1.57%) CEH
9 9 (1.57%) PMI Certification
9 9 (1.57%) Security Cleared
10 8 (1.40%) MCP
10 8 (1.40%) SSCP
11 7 (1.22%) MCITP
11 7 (1.22%) CHFI
12 6 (1.05%) SC Cleared
12 6 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.87%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (14.51%) PCI DSS
2 68 (11.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.97%) COBIT
3 17 (2.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 17 (2.97%) SLA
3 17 (2.97%) QA
4 14 (2.45%) Data Quality
5 13 (2.27%) ISO 9001
6 11 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 9 (1.57%) BS7799
8 5 (0.87%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.70%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.52%) Basel II
10 3 (0.52%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.35%) BS25999
12 1 (0.17%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.17%) HL7
System Software
1 42 (7.34%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.57%) vSphere
4 8 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.22%) NFS
6 6 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.35%) XenServer
8 2 (0.35%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (4.37%) SCCM
2 5 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.70%) Ansible
3 4 (0.70%) Data Guard
3 4 (0.70%) SCOM
3 4 (0.70%) Puppet
4 3 (0.52%) Nagios
4 3 (0.52%) Kibana
4 3 (0.52%) logstash
4 3 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.35%) cPanel
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.35%) Nessus
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.17%) WSUS
6 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.17%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.17%) OpenView
6 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 136 (23.78%) Microsoft
2 61 (10.66%) Oracle
3 43 (7.52%) VMware
4 29 (5.07%) Cisco
5 17 (2.97%) Business Objects
6 14 (2.45%) HP
7 13 (2.27%) CheckPoint
8 12 (2.10%) Informatica
8 12 (2.10%) Teradata
9 10 (1.75%) IBM
9 10 (1.75%) Citrix
9 10 (1.75%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.57%) Cloudera
10 9 (1.57%) F5
10 9 (1.57%) RainStor
11 8 (1.40%) NetApp
11 8 (1.40%) Google
12 7 (1.22%) Barracuda Networks
13 6 (1.05%) SAP
14 5 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum + PMI + Pension + Life Assurance
Posted: 7 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands
Interserve FM
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
FPSG Connect
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ThinkForex
Salary: 55K to 65K GBP per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
York, Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 to £60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 to £60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits car allowance + bonus + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Henderson Scott
Salary: Up to £55K + Company Benefits + Travel + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £41500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £47000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + Car, Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago