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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 203 205 194
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 20 4 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.074% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.18% 0.22% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 20 3 9
Average salary £19,250 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-51.87% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £32,400 £28,170
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £62,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1689 1779 1471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.14% 32.94% 29.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1402 1521 1282
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,740
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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
Staffordshire 0 13 £19,000 - 3
Coventry - 3 £50,000 -
Warwickshire +6 2 £40,000 +31.14%
Birmingham -6 2 £51,250 -4.65% 1
Data Protection Act
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 32 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 24 (75.00%) Information Security
3 20 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (56.25%) PCI DSS
5 16 (50.00%) Security Testing
6 10 (31.25%) Wireshark
6 10 (31.25%) Change Management
7 9 (28.13%) Network Architecture
8 8 (25.00%) SQL
9 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
9 7 (21.88%) Risk Management
9 7 (21.88%) Finance
10 6 (18.75%) Web Development
10 6 (18.75%) .NET
11 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET
11 5 (15.63%) Ethical Hacking
11 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
11 5 (15.63%) Regular Expression
12 4 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
12 4 (12.50%) ITIL
12 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
12 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
12 4 (12.50%) Project Management
13 3 (9.38%) HTTPS
13 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
13 3 (9.38%) OWASP
14 2 (6.25%) Computer Security
14 2 (6.25%) CISSP
14 2 (6.25%) HND
14 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 10 (31.25%) Wireshark
2 3 (9.38%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Games
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Analyst
1 13 (40.63%) Security Analyst
2 12 (37.50%) Information Analyst
2 12 (37.50%) Information Security Analyst
3 10 (31.25%) Junior Analyst
3 10 (31.25%) Junior
4 9 (28.13%) Junior Information Analyst
5 7 (21.88%) Security Manager
5 7 (21.88%) Information Manager
5 7 (21.88%) Information Security Manager
6 5 (15.63%) Security Specialist
7 4 (12.50%) Applications Specialist
7 4 (12.50%) Integration Specialist
7 4 (12.50%) Application Security Specialist
8 2 (6.25%) Security Tester
8 2 (6.25%) Trainee Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Trainee
8 2 (6.25%) Tester
8 2 (6.25%) Junior Tester
9 1 (3.13%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) .NET
2 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET
2 5 (15.63%) Regular Expression
3 1 (3.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.25%) Online Games
2 1 (3.13%) Online Gambling
2 1 (3.13%) Open Source
2 1 (3.13%) Replication
2 1 (3.13%) CESG
2 1 (3.13%) Statistics
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 24 (75.00%) Information Security
3 16 (50.00%) Security Testing
4 10 (31.25%) Change Management
5 9 (28.13%) Network Architecture
6 7 (21.88%) Risk Management
7 6 (18.75%) Web Development
8 5 (15.63%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (12.50%) ITIL
9 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
9 4 (12.50%) Project Management
9 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
10 3 (9.38%) OWASP
11 2 (6.25%) Computer Security
11 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
12 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
12 1 (3.13%) Risk Assessment
12 1 (3.13%) BCP
12 1 (3.13%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.13%) VB
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) HND
1 2 (6.25%) CISSP
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (56.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.13%) BS7799
3 1 (3.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Nmap
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Posted: 9 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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