The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 224 194 201
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +7
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 3 15 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.052% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.86% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3 15 7
Average salary £49,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -12.50%
Data Protection Act
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1859 1740 1957
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.12% 32.45% 35.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1502 1444 1641
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Data Protection Act
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Data Protection Act across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Data Protection Act Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Data Protection Act
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Protection Act across the West Midlands region.

Data Protection Act Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Data Protection Act
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection Act within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 7 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
Warwickshire -19 3 £49,000 -2.00%
Data Protection Act
England

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Data Protection Act 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 Protection Act.

1 14 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 13 (92.86%) Information Security
3 9 (64.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (50.00%) Degree
5 5 (35.71%) Business Continuity
5 5 (35.71%) CISSP
5 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
6 4 (28.57%) Finance
6 4 (28.57%) Legal
6 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
6 4 (28.57%) SIEM
6 4 (28.57%) Network Security
6 4 (28.57%) BS25999
7 3 (21.43%) COBIT
7 3 (21.43%) Electronics
7 3 (21.43%) CESG
7 3 (21.43%) Information Management
8 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
8 2 (14.29%) Security Management
8 2 (14.29%) Middleware
8 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (14.29%) Cryptography
8 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (14.29%) Analytics
8 2 (14.29%) PKI
8 2 (14.29%) HIPAA
9 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
9 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
9 1 (7.14%) Release Management
9 1 (7.14%) Security Testing

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Data Protection Act 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 Protection Act. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
1 4 (28.57%) Legal
2 3 (21.43%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Information Manager
1 6 (42.86%) Information Security Manager
1 6 (42.86%) Security Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Security Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Information Security Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Information Security Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Security Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Lead Security Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Security Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Lead Architect
4 1 (7.14%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Compliance Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Report Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
2 3 (21.43%) CESG
3 2 (14.29%) Cryptography
3 2 (14.29%) PKI
4 1 (7.14%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 13 (92.86%) Information Security
3 5 (35.71%) Business Continuity
4 4 (28.57%) SIEM
5 3 (21.43%) Information Management
6 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
6 2 (14.29%) Security Management
6 2 (14.29%) Analytics
7 1 (7.14%) Information Governance
7 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
7 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
7 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (7.14%) BCP
7 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
7 1 (7.14%) Process Management
7 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 1 (7.14%) Change Management
7 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Degree
2 5 (35.71%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (64.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (28.57%) BS25999
2 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
3 3 (21.43%) COBIT
4 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (14.29%) HIPAA