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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Security
Rank 633 548 688
Rank change year-on-year
-85 +140
Permanent jobs citing Data Security 270 392 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.35% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.43% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 215 288 156
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,850 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £85,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.55% +11.87%

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
93682 90341 87311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.22% 81.64% 79.19%
Number of salaries quoted 76768 73683 73829
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -112 255 £47,500 -5.00% 31
London -90 99 £52,500 -10.63% 12
South East -29 62 £44,750 -0.55% 6
Berkshire +9 25 £47,500 -5.00% 3
West Midlands -1 20 £45,000 +3.44%
Yorkshire -28 20 £45,000 +7.14% 4
South West -29 20 £35,000 -16.82% 3
City of London +13 19 £50,250 +0.50% 2
Slough -8 19 £42,000 -14.28%
Hampshire +4 17 £37,500 +25.00% 2
East of England -23 17 £48,000 +22.29% 3
Surrey +15 14 £70,000 +47.36% 1
West Yorkshire -14 13 £53,750 +27.97% 4
Bristol +17 12 £35,000 -9.09%
Hertfordshire -10 11 £50,000 +75.43% 3
East Midlands -2 10 £50,000 -25.37% 1
Birmingham -8 10 £47,000 +8.04%
North West -32 9 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Bradford - 9 £60,000 - 1
Guildford - 9 £70,000 - 1
Croydon +4 6 £54,250 +0.46% 1
Petersfield - 6 £37,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire +16 5 £38,750 -42.16%
Nottingham +4 5 £38,750 -42.16%
Liss - 5 £37,500 -
York +10 4 £40,000 -29.20%
South Wales +9 4 £39,500 -12.22%
Cardiff +2 4 £39,500 -14.59%
Wales +1 4 £39,500 -12.22%
Cumbria +1 4 - - 1

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 196 (29.21%) Finance
2 185 (27.57%) Windows
3 162 (24.14%) SQL
4 140 (20.86%) PCI DSS
5 124 (18.48%) SQL Server
6 122 (18.18%) Information Security
7 112 (16.69%) Firewall
8 102 (15.20%) Linux
8 102 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
9 99 (14.75%) Management Information System
10 97 (14.46%) Data Warehouse
11 94 (14.01%) Microsoft
12 90 (13.41%) ITIL
13 87 (12.97%) Project Management
14 85 (12.67%) Active Directory
15 83 (12.37%) Oracle
16 82 (12.22%) Cisco
17 81 (12.07%) ETL
18 78 (11.62%) Degree
19 76 (11.33%) Data Modelling
19 76 (11.33%) MS Excel
20 75 (11.18%) Web Services
21 74 (11.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
22 73 (10.88%) Network Security
23 68 (10.13%) HTML
24 67 (9.99%) Internet
25 66 (9.84%) MySQL
25 66 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
26 63 (9.39%) JavaScript
26 63 (9.39%) CSS

Data Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 43 (6.41%) Apache
2 32 (4.77%) IIS
3 26 (3.87%) CMS
3 26 (3.87%) MS Exchange
4 20 (2.98%) SAS
5 17 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (1.94%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (1.79%) Facebook Platform
7 12 (1.79%) FileNet
7 12 (1.79%) IBM HTTP Server
8 11 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (1.64%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (1.19%) JBoss
11 8 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (1.04%) Node.js
13 6 (0.89%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 76 (11.33%) MS Excel
2 40 (5.96%) MS Office
3 24 (3.58%) MS Visio
4 16 (2.38%) SPSS
5 12 (1.79%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (1.79%) Photoshop
6 9 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (1.04%) MS Project
8 4 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.45%) Academy Housing
6 3 (0.45%) arcHouse
7 2 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.30%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.30%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.30%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (2.38%) SaaS
2 13 (1.94%) Google Apps
3 9 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (0.89%) Amazon EMR
6 5 (0.75%) PaaS
7 4 (0.60%) IaaS
7 4 (0.60%) Rackspace Cloud
7 4 (0.60%) Office 365
8 3 (0.45%) Taleo
8 3 (0.45%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.30%) GitHub
10 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.15%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 112 (16.69%) Firewall
2 73 (10.88%) Network Security
3 67 (9.99%) Internet
4 56 (8.35%) VPN
5 52 (7.75%) DNS
6 39 (5.81%) LAN
7 34 (5.07%) WAN
8 28 (4.17%) TCP/IP
9 27 (4.02%) DHCP
10 26 (3.87%) HTTP
11 25 (3.73%) Cisco ASA
12 24 (3.58%) VoIP
12 24 (3.58%) SSL
13 20 (2.98%) SMS
14 17 (2.53%) SAN
14 17 (2.53%) Wireless
15 15 (2.24%) OSPF
16 13 (1.94%) BGP
16 13 (1.94%) BIG-IP
17 11 (1.64%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (18.48%) SQL Server
2 97 (14.46%) Data Warehouse
3 66 (9.84%) MySQL
4 55 (8.20%) Relational Database
5 49 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 41 (6.11%) Big Data
7 40 (5.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 38 (5.66%) RDBMS
9 34 (5.07%) Oracle Reports
9 34 (5.07%) SQL Server 2008
10 26 (3.87%) SQL Server 2012
11 25 (3.73%) Data Mining
12 22 (3.28%) Oracle BI EE
13 18 (2.68%) NoSQL
13 18 (2.68%) Hadoop
14 17 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 16 (2.38%) Oracle Database
16 11 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
17 10 (1.49%) MongoDB
18 9 (1.34%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 40 (5.96%) Git (software)
2 26 (3.87%) Subversion
3 9 (1.34%) Oracle Forms
3 9 (1.34%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.34%) JIRA
4 7 (1.04%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.89%) Maven
5 6 (0.89%) Ant
6 4 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.60%) JMeter
7 3 (0.45%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.45%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.45%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.45%) Selenium
8 2 (0.30%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.30%) ERwin
9 1 (0.15%) JDeveloper
9 1 (0.15%) Xcode
General
1 196 (29.21%) Finance
2 61 (9.09%) Banking
3 38 (5.66%) Legal
3 38 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 33 (4.92%) Retail
5 26 (3.87%) Marketing
6 21 (3.13%) Retail Banking
7 17 (2.53%) Advertising
8 16 (2.38%) Manufacturing
9 15 (2.24%) Back Office
10 13 (1.94%) Publishing
11 10 (1.49%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.49%) Law
12 6 (0.89%) French Language
13 5 (0.75%) Electronics
14 4 (0.60%) Billing
14 4 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.45%) Games
16 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.15%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 128 (19.08%) Analyst
2 101 (15.05%) Developer
3 68 (10.13%) Architect
4 48 (7.15%) Administrator
5 42 (6.26%) PHP Developer
6 41 (6.11%) Business Analyst
7 39 (5.81%) Consultant
8 38 (5.66%) Security Analyst
9 33 (4.92%) Data Architect
10 32 (4.77%) DBA
11 25 (3.73%) Network Engineer
12 22 (3.28%) Systems Administrator
13 20 (2.98%) Payments Business Analyst
13 20 (2.98%) SQL DBA
14 19 (2.83%) Senior Consultant
14 19 (2.83%) Security Officer
15 18 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
16 17 (2.53%) Technical Specialist
17 16 (2.38%) Security Consultant
17 16 (2.38%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (11.18%) Web Services
2 68 (10.13%) HTML
3 63 (9.39%) CSS
4 43 (6.41%) XML
5 42 (6.26%) LAMP
6 41 (6.11%) jQuery
7 40 (5.96%) .NET
8 33 (4.92%) REST
9 29 (4.32%) HTML5
10 27 (4.02%) SOAP
11 26 (3.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 24 (3.58%) XHTML
12 24 (3.58%) CSS3
13 16 (2.38%) Sass
14 13 (1.94%) Regular Expression
15 11 (1.64%) ASP.NET
15 11 (1.64%) JSON
16 10 (1.49%) Kafka
16 10 (1.49%) Spring
17 9 (1.34%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 99 (14.75%) Management Information System
2 61 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (5.07%) Data Integration
4 31 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 31 (4.62%) Open Source
5 29 (4.32%) Cryptography
6 24 (3.58%) IVR
7 22 (3.28%) SWIFT
8 20 (2.98%) APACS
9 19 (2.83%) Data Protection Act
10 17 (2.53%) Data Structures
11 14 (2.09%) PKI
12 11 (1.64%) Algorithms
13 9 (1.34%) CLARiiON
13 9 (1.34%) Social Media
14 8 (1.19%) Clustering
15 7 (1.04%) N-Tier
15 7 (1.04%) User Experience
15 7 (1.04%) Visualisation
16 6 (0.89%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 185 (27.57%) Windows
2 102 (15.20%) Linux
3 44 (6.56%) UNIX
4 31 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (3.58%) Windows 7
6 20 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (1.94%) Apple iOS
8 13 (1.94%) Android
9 10 (1.49%) CentOS
10 9 (1.34%) Ubuntu
11 7 (1.04%) Mac OS X
11 7 (1.04%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.89%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.75%) AIX
14 4 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.60%) FreeBSD
15 3 (0.45%) MVS
16 2 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (18.18%) Information Security
2 102 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
3 90 (13.41%) ITIL
4 87 (12.97%) Project Management
5 81 (12.07%) ETL
6 76 (11.33%) Data Modelling
7 66 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
8 62 (9.24%) Change Management
9 57 (8.49%) Disaster Recovery
10 47 (7.00%) Analytics
11 43 (6.41%) Data Protection
12 41 (6.11%) Data Management
13 38 (5.66%) E-Commerce
13 38 (5.66%) Security Management
13 38 (5.66%) Data Architecture
14 37 (5.51%) Logical Data Model
14 37 (5.51%) Physical Data Model
14 37 (5.51%) Service Delivery
14 37 (5.51%) Data Analysis
15 36 (5.37%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 162 (24.14%) SQL
2 63 (9.39%) JavaScript
3 62 (9.24%) PHP
4 51 (7.60%) Java
5 26 (3.87%) T-SQL
5 26 (3.87%) Shell Script
6 25 (3.73%) Python
7 24 (3.58%) PHP5
8 21 (3.13%) C#
9 18 (2.68%) PowerShell
10 12 (1.79%) Jython
11 10 (1.49%) Bash Shell
11 10 (1.49%) PL/SQL
11 10 (1.49%) Perl
12 8 (1.19%) Tcl
13 6 (0.89%) C
14 5 (0.75%) R
15 3 (0.45%) ABAP
15 3 (0.45%) VBA
16 2 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 78 (11.62%) Degree
2 57 (8.49%) CISSP
3 48 (7.15%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (3.58%) CCSP
5 22 (3.28%) CISM
6 21 (3.13%) CCNP
7 20 (2.98%) Security Cleared
7 20 (2.98%) CISA
7 20 (2.98%) CCNA
7 20 (2.98%) CCA
8 16 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (1.94%) ISEB
10 12 (1.79%) SC Cleared
11 11 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (1.34%) JNCIA
13 7 (1.04%) MCSE
13 7 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (1.04%) ISTQB
14 6 (0.89%) DV Cleared
14 6 (0.89%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (20.86%) PCI DSS
2 74 (11.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 60 (8.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (4.32%) QA
5 20 (2.98%) ISO 8583
6 14 (2.09%) ISO 9001
7 12 (1.79%) SLA
8 11 (1.64%) COBIT
9 8 (1.19%) Data Quality
9 8 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 6 (0.89%) COSO
10 6 (0.89%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.60%) GCP
11 4 (0.60%) GMP
11 4 (0.60%) GLP
12 3 (0.45%) Basel II
13 2 (0.30%) BS7799
14 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.15%) FATCA
14 1 (0.15%) GPG13
System Software
1 85 (12.67%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
3 18 (2.68%) ISA Server
4 10 (1.49%) Apache Flume
5 9 (1.34%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (0.89%) KVM
7 6 (0.89%) NFS
8 4 (0.60%) Varnish
8 4 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.60%) vCloud
9 3 (0.45%) vSphere
9 3 (0.45%) XenApp
10 2 (0.30%) XenServer
10 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 36 (5.37%) SCCM
2 16 (2.38%) ARCserve
3 11 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.49%) Oracle Identity Management
5 7 (1.04%) SCSM
6 6 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (0.89%) Nagios
7 5 (0.75%) Nessus
7 5 (0.75%) Puppet
8 4 (0.60%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.60%) Capistrano
8 4 (0.60%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.60%) Ambari
8 4 (0.60%) DameWare
9 3 (0.45%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.45%) Kibana
9 3 (0.45%) logstash
10 2 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 94 (14.01%) Microsoft
2 83 (12.37%) Oracle
3 82 (12.22%) Cisco
4 52 (7.75%) F5
5 44 (6.56%) CheckPoint
6 43 (6.41%) ServiceNow
7 37 (5.51%) Websense
7 37 (5.51%) Juniper
8 32 (4.77%) Informatica
9 31 (4.62%) VMware
10 29 (4.32%) IBM
11 22 (3.28%) Symantec
12 16 (2.38%) McAfee
12 16 (2.38%) Cognos
13 15 (2.24%) Nokia
14 14 (2.09%) Google
14 14 (2.09%) SolarWinds
14 14 (2.09%) Sourcefire
14 14 (2.09%) Avaya
14 14 (2.09%) HP
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
FPSG Connect
Salary: £90000 - £115000 per annum + bonus + car + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Accenture
Posted: 15 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
RandomStorm Limited
Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 16 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
CSC
Salary: Unspecified + shift allowance
Posted: 22 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
dotMailer Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
GE Capital
Salary: Unspecified £Competitive Salary & Great benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Cumbria
Michael Page Technology
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package
Posted: 25 days ago