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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 190 169 199
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +30
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 14 23 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.53% 0.084%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.04% 1.71% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 10 20 4
Average salary £43,250 £36,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.68% +22.50%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,759 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.24% +14.02%
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
1344 1345 1436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.94% 31.13% 30.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1138 1098 1269
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Data Protection Act across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Data Protection Act Salary Histogram 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 30 January 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
Coventry - 6 £53,750 -
Birmingham -19 5 £50,000 +42.85%
Warwickshire -10 2 £38,625 -14.16%
Data Protection Act
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 41 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 28 (68.29%) Information Security
3 27 (65.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (43.90%) Security Testing
4 18 (43.90%) PCI DSS
5 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
5 11 (26.83%) Wireshark
5 11 (26.83%) Network Architecture
6 10 (24.39%) Data Management
7 9 (21.95%) Statistics
7 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
7 9 (21.95%) SQL
7 9 (21.95%) Management Information System
8 8 (19.51%) Finance
8 8 (19.51%) Service Delivery
9 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
10 6 (14.63%) SAS
10 6 (14.63%) VB
10 6 (14.63%) Business Objects
10 6 (14.63%) Regular Expression
10 6 (14.63%) Statistical Analysis
11 5 (12.20%) Degree
11 5 (12.20%) COBIT
11 5 (12.20%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (12.20%) Capacity Management
11 5 (12.20%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
11 5 (12.20%) CISSP
11 5 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (12.20%) Replication

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (14.63%) SAS
2 3 (7.32%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.83%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.32%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Electronics
3 3 (7.32%) Games
4 2 (4.88%) Marketing
5 1 (2.44%) Legal
5 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (51.22%) Analyst
2 16 (39.02%) Security Analyst
3 15 (36.59%) Information Analyst
3 15 (36.59%) Information Security Analyst
4 12 (29.27%) Junior
5 11 (26.83%) Junior Analyst
5 11 (26.83%) Junior Information Analyst
6 7 (17.07%) Developer
7 6 (14.63%) MI Developer
8 5 (12.20%) DBA
8 5 (12.20%) Data Analyst
9 4 (9.76%) SQL DBA
9 4 (9.76%) Administrator
10 3 (7.32%) Compliance Manager
11 2 (4.88%) Security Specialist
11 2 (4.88%) Trainee Analyst
11 2 (4.88%) Trainee
12 1 (2.44%) Junior DBA
12 1 (2.44%) IT Security Analyst
12 1 (2.44%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) Regular Expression
2 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.88%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) LAMP
3 1 (2.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Statistics
1 9 (21.95%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.20%) Replication
3 4 (9.76%) CESG
4 3 (7.32%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (7.32%) Online Games
4 3 (7.32%) Open Source
5 2 (4.88%) Online Gambling
6 1 (2.44%) Clustering
6 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 28 (68.29%) Information Security
3 18 (43.90%) Security Testing
4 11 (26.83%) Network Architecture
5 10 (24.39%) Data Management
6 8 (19.51%) Service Delivery
7 6 (14.63%) Statistical Analysis
8 5 (12.20%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (12.20%) Capacity Management
8 5 (12.20%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (9.76%) Information Security Management
9 4 (9.76%) Security Management
9 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
9 4 (9.76%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (9.76%) Line Management
9 4 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (9.76%) Performance Management
9 4 (9.76%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
1 9 (21.95%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) VB
3 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Degree
1 5 (12.20%) CISSP
2 3 (7.32%) MCITP
2 3 (7.32%) MCTS
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.44%) CISA
3 1 (2.44%) CISM
3 1 (2.44%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (65.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (43.90%) PCI DSS
3 5 (12.20%) COBIT
4 4 (9.76%) QA
5 1 (2.44%) HIPAA
5 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) SAP
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco
3 1 (2.44%) IBM