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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Security
Rank 548 577 709
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +132
Permanent jobs citing Data Security 372 313 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.29% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.36% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 314 250 181
Average salary £48,000 £45,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +7.14%

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
92437 86019 92024
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.64% 79.56% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 73692 70342 78027
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
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 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -10 341 £48,000 +6.66% 27
London +6 134 £52,500 +10.52% 12
South East -18 78 £47,500 +5.55% 5
East of England +1 43 £45,000 +2.85% 1
City of London +26 35 £52,500 -19.23% 5
Hertfordshire +8 25 £45,000 +33.33%
Hampshire +3 25 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Berkshire -1 22 £55,000 -8.33%
Slough +18 20 £57,500 -6.12%
South West -14 19 £45,000 +20.00% 4
West Midlands -3 18 £46,000 +10.84%
Yorkshire -26 16 £55,000 +30.95% 2
Bristol +11 15 £41,250 +28.90% 3
East Midlands -1 15 £47,500 +31.03% 1
West Yorkshire -16 14 £55,000 +30.95% 2
Scotland +2 13 £56,250 +2.27% 1
North West -11 13 £52,500 -2.32% 2
Surrey +4 12 £37,500 -31.81% 1
Cambridgeshire +3 12 £60,000 +160.86% 1
Leicestershire +14 11 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Croydon +4 11 £47,500 - 1
Birmingham -3 11 £47,000 +17.50%
County Antrim - 11 - -
Belfast - 11 - -
Northern Ireland - 11 - -
Leicester +11 10 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Cambridge +2 9 £51,500 +123.91% 1
Manchester 0 9 £80,000 +45.45%
West Sussex -2 9 £47,500 +6.74%
Worthing - 8 £47,500 -

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 240 (30.65%) Finance
2 225 (28.74%) Windows
3 200 (25.54%) SQL
4 151 (19.28%) PCI DSS
5 140 (17.88%) Microsoft
6 137 (17.50%) SQL Server
7 125 (15.96%) Firewall
8 121 (15.45%) Business Intelligence
9 119 (15.20%) Information Security
10 115 (14.69%) Linux
11 110 (14.05%) ITIL
11 110 (14.05%) Active Directory
12 108 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
13 107 (13.67%) Oracle
14 105 (13.41%) Management Information System
15 92 (11.75%) Degree
16 90 (11.49%) Web Services
17 87 (11.11%) ETL
17 87 (11.11%) Project Management
18 86 (10.98%) Network Security
19 85 (10.86%) Data Modelling
20 78 (9.96%) MS Excel
20 78 (9.96%) Java
21 77 (9.83%) Analytics
22 76 (9.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 71 (9.07%) CRM
24 69 (8.81%) Cisco
24 69 (8.81%) HTML
25 68 (8.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
26 67 (8.56%) Data Protection

Data Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 48 (6.13%) Apache
2 42 (5.36%) IIS
3 38 (4.85%) MS Exchange
4 36 (4.60%) SAS
5 24 (3.07%) SharePoint
5 24 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (2.17%) CMS
7 15 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (1.79%) WebSphere
8 14 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (1.53%) Facebook Platform
10 11 (1.40%) IBM HTTP Server
10 11 (1.40%) FileNet
10 11 (1.40%) WebLogic
11 10 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
12 9 (1.15%) Apache Pig
13 8 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.89%) WordPress
15 6 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 78 (9.96%) MS Excel
2 50 (6.39%) MS Office
3 24 (3.07%) MS Visio
4 17 (2.17%) SPSS
5 12 (1.53%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (1.53%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.26%) FastStats
8 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.77%) SAP CRM
4 6 (0.77%) HFM
4 6 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.51%) Visualfiles
6 4 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.51%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.51%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.38%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.38%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.13%) INSURE/90
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.81%) SaaS
2 20 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (1.66%) Google Apps
5 12 (1.53%) Office 365
6 9 (1.15%) Amazon EMR
6 9 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.02%) IaaS
8 6 (0.77%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.51%) PaaS
9 4 (0.51%) Rackspace Cloud
10 3 (0.38%) Taleo
10 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (0.38%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.38%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 125 (15.96%) Firewall
2 86 (10.98%) Network Security
3 66 (8.43%) Internet
4 57 (7.28%) VPN
5 56 (7.15%) LAN
6 55 (7.02%) DNS
7 43 (5.49%) WAN
7 43 (5.49%) TCP/IP
8 32 (4.09%) BIG-IP
9 26 (3.32%) SMS
9 26 (3.32%) DHCP
10 23 (2.94%) HTTP
11 21 (2.68%) SAN
12 19 (2.43%) Intranet
13 18 (2.30%) VoIP
14 15 (1.92%) LDAP
15 14 (1.79%) SSL
16 12 (1.53%) TACACS
17 9 (1.15%) NAS
18 8 (1.02%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 108 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
3 62 (7.92%) MySQL
4 60 (7.66%) Big Data
4 60 (7.66%) Relational Database
5 55 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 45 (5.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 41 (5.24%) RDBMS
8 38 (4.85%) Data Mining
9 36 (4.60%) Hadoop
10 34 (4.34%) SQL Server 2008
10 34 (4.34%) Oracle Reports
11 33 (4.21%) Oracle BI EE
12 27 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
13 25 (3.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 24 (3.07%) NoSQL
15 17 (2.17%) Oracle Database
16 15 (1.92%) Apache Accumulo
17 14 (1.79%) MongoDB
18 13 (1.66%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 19 (2.43%) Subversion
1 19 (2.43%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.40%) Ant
3 10 (1.28%) Maven
4 9 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.02%) Eclipse
6 7 (0.89%) JIRA
7 5 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.51%) AppScan
8 4 (0.51%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.51%) JMeter
9 3 (0.38%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.38%) ERwin
9 3 (0.38%) Selenium
9 3 (0.38%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.38%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.26%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.13%) JDeveloper
General
1 240 (30.65%) Finance
2 65 (8.30%) Banking
3 58 (7.41%) Legal
4 36 (4.60%) Marketing
5 34 (4.34%) Retail
6 28 (3.58%) Telecoms
7 24 (3.07%) Retail Banking
8 23 (2.94%) Advertising
9 14 (1.79%) Electronics
10 13 (1.66%) Publishing
11 10 (1.28%) Manufacturing
12 8 (1.02%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.77%) Games
13 6 (0.77%) French Language
14 5 (0.64%) Law
15 4 (0.51%) Back Office
15 4 (0.51%) Billing
16 2 (0.26%) Local Government
17 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 129 (16.48%) Analyst
2 105 (13.41%) Developer
3 104 (13.28%) Architect
4 48 (6.13%) Data Architect
5 40 (5.11%) Consultant
6 39 (4.98%) Security Manager
7 38 (4.85%) Administrator
8 34 (4.34%) Security Analyst
9 33 (4.21%) PHP Developer
10 32 (4.09%) Business Analyst
11 31 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
12 29 (3.70%) DBA
13 28 (3.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 25 (3.19%) Security Officer
15 24 (3.07%) Network Engineer
16 21 (2.68%) Information Manager
17 20 (2.55%) Information Security Manager
17 20 (2.55%) Java Developer
18 19 (2.43%) Senior Consultant
18 19 (2.43%) Payments Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (11.49%) Web Services
2 69 (8.81%) HTML
3 59 (7.54%) .NET
4 58 (7.41%) CSS
5 51 (6.51%) XML
6 36 (4.60%) SOAP
6 36 (4.60%) LAMP
7 35 (4.47%) jQuery
8 34 (4.34%) REST
9 21 (2.68%) HTML5
10 20 (2.55%) Spring
10 20 (2.55%) ASP.NET
11 17 (2.17%) WSDL
11 17 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 16 (2.04%) Sass
13 15 (1.92%) Android SDK
13 15 (1.92%) CSS3
13 15 (1.92%) XHTML
14 14 (1.79%) JSON
14 14 (1.79%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 105 (13.41%) Management Information System
2 45 (5.75%) Open Source
3 33 (4.21%) Computer Science
4 31 (3.96%) Cryptography
5 30 (3.83%) Data Protection Act
6 29 (3.70%) IVR
7 26 (3.32%) SWIFT
8 25 (3.19%) APACS
8 25 (3.19%) Data Integration
9 17 (2.17%) Replication
10 12 (1.53%) Clustering
10 12 (1.53%) PKI
10 12 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.40%) Social Media
12 10 (1.28%) Statistics
12 10 (1.28%) Visualisation
13 7 (0.89%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.64%) DTV
14 5 (0.64%) CESG
14 5 (0.64%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 225 (28.74%) Windows
2 115 (14.69%) Linux
3 55 (7.02%) UNIX
4 47 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (3.45%) Windows 7
6 24 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (2.94%) Android
8 18 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (2.30%) Apple iOS
9 15 (1.92%) Windows 8
10 11 (1.40%) Windows Phone
10 11 (1.40%) AIX
11 10 (1.28%) CentOS
12 8 (1.02%) Solaris
12 8 (1.02%) Mac OS X
12 8 (1.02%) MVS
13 5 (0.64%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.51%) OS/390
14 4 (0.51%) FreeBSD
14 4 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (15.45%) Business Intelligence
2 119 (15.20%) Information Security
3 110 (14.05%) ITIL
4 87 (11.11%) ETL
4 87 (11.11%) Project Management
5 85 (10.86%) Data Modelling
6 77 (9.83%) Analytics
7 71 (9.07%) CRM
8 67 (8.56%) Data Protection
9 62 (7.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 62 (7.92%) Data Management
10 61 (7.79%) Change Management
11 50 (6.39%) Business Continuity
12 49 (6.26%) Requirements Analysis
13 43 (5.49%) PRINCE2
14 41 (5.24%) Scrum
15 40 (5.11%) Performance Tuning
16 39 (4.98%) Migration
17 37 (4.73%) Risk Management
17 37 (4.73%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 200 (25.54%) SQL
2 78 (9.96%) Java
3 61 (7.79%) JavaScript
4 53 (6.77%) PHP
5 37 (4.73%) T-SQL
6 25 (3.19%) C#
7 24 (3.07%) Python
8 20 (2.55%) PL/SQL
9 18 (2.30%) Shell Script
10 16 (2.04%) Perl
11 15 (1.92%) PHP5
11 15 (1.92%) PowerShell
12 11 (1.40%) Jython
13 10 (1.28%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.28%) ABAP
14 9 (1.15%) R
15 8 (1.02%) C
16 7 (0.89%) Tcl
16 7 (0.89%) C++
17 4 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 92 (11.75%) Degree
2 65 (8.30%) Cisco Certification
3 55 (7.02%) CISSP
4 31 (3.96%) CCNP
5 26 (3.32%) CISM
6 25 (3.19%) CCA
6 25 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
6 25 (3.19%) Security Cleared
7 22 (2.81%) CCNA
7 22 (2.81%) ISEB
7 22 (2.81%) CISA
8 15 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (1.79%) CCSE
9 14 (1.79%) SC Cleared
10 13 (1.66%) GCIH
11 11 (1.40%) CCSP
12 10 (1.28%) MCP
13 8 (1.02%) GWAPT
13 8 (1.02%) GPEN
13 8 (1.02%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (19.28%) PCI DSS
2 76 (9.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 68 (8.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 26 (3.32%) ISO 9001
5 25 (3.19%) ISO 8583
6 23 (2.94%) QA
7 22 (2.81%) Data Quality
8 16 (2.04%) COBIT
9 11 (1.40%) SLA
10 8 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 7 (0.89%) COSO
12 4 (0.51%) GCP
12 4 (0.51%) GMP
12 4 (0.51%) GLP
13 1 (0.13%) TickIT
13 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.13%) WAI
System Software
1 110 (14.05%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.94%) ISA Server
3 22 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (2.04%) KVM
5 15 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (1.66%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.66%) Apache Flume
7 8 (1.02%) vCloud
8 5 (0.64%) vSphere
9 4 (0.51%) NFS
9 4 (0.51%) Varnish
9 4 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.38%) XenApp
10 3 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.26%) XenServer
11 2 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 43 (5.49%) SCCM
2 22 (2.81%) ARCserve
3 16 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (1.92%) SCSM
5 11 (1.40%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (0.89%) Puppet
7 7 (0.89%) Oracle Identity Management
8 5 (0.64%) Nessus
9 4 (0.51%) DameWare
9 4 (0.51%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.51%) Capistrano
9 4 (0.51%) Ambari
9 4 (0.51%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
10 3 (0.38%) Salt
10 3 (0.38%) Nagios
11 2 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 140 (17.88%) Microsoft
2 107 (13.67%) Oracle
3 69 (8.81%) Cisco
4 64 (8.17%) F5
5 55 (7.02%) CheckPoint
6 46 (5.87%) Websense
7 41 (5.24%) VMware
8 37 (4.73%) Juniper
9 32 (4.09%) ServiceNow
10 22 (2.81%) Symantec
10 22 (2.81%) McAfee
10 22 (2.81%) IBM
10 22 (2.81%) HP
11 21 (2.68%) Citrix
11 21 (2.68%) SAP
11 21 (2.68%) Sophos
12 19 (2.43%) Informatica
12 19 (2.43%) SonicWALL
13 18 (2.30%) Business Objects
14 17 (2.17%) Sourcefire
Liss
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Pension + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000 - £62500.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Nuepc
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Argyll Scott
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum plus attractive benefits and extensi
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Argyll Scott
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Docklands
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Aberdeen
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Reigate
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago