The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 197 187 182
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 16 18 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.32% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.30% 1.15% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 16 8 10
Average salary £50,000 £43,750 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £26,750 £22,850
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +6.66%
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1228 1571 1218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.77% 28.21% 25.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1014 1331 1062
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,900 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Data Protection Act
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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
Birmingham +11 7 £50,000 +25.00%
Staffordshire -10 4 £60,000 -
Coventry 0 3 £50,000 -6.54%
Warwickshire +12 1 £50,000 +63.93%
Worcestershire - 1 £39,000 -
Data Protection Act
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 13 (52.00%) SQL
3 12 (48.00%) .NET
3 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (48.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (48.00%) Web Development
4 11 (44.00%) Information Security
4 11 (44.00%) PCI DSS
4 11 (44.00%) Security Testing
5 10 (40.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 10 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 10 (40.00%) Change Management
6 7 (28.00%) Risk Management
7 6 (24.00%) Finance
8 4 (16.00%) Project Management
8 4 (16.00%) ITIL
8 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
8 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (12.00%) OWASP
9 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
9 3 (12.00%) HTTPS
9 3 (12.00%) Degree
9 3 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Wireshark
9 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
10 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (8.00%) C#
10 2 (8.00%) Computer Security
11 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
11 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (4.00%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Tridion
1 1 (4.00%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) HTTPS
1 3 (12.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SAP BW
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Security Specialist
2 9 (36.00%) Applications Specialist
2 9 (36.00%) Application Security Specialist
3 6 (24.00%) Information Manager
3 6 (24.00%) Information Security Manager
3 6 (24.00%) Security Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Integration Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Security Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Development Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Development Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Development Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) DBA
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Support
6 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) .NET
2 10 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Online Games
2 1 (4.00%) Statistics
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 12 (48.00%) Web Development
3 11 (44.00%) Information Security
3 11 (44.00%) Security Testing
4 10 (40.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 10 (40.00%) Change Management
5 7 (28.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (16.00%) Project Management
6 4 (16.00%) ITIL
6 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
6 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (12.00%) OWASP
7 3 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (8.00%) Computer Security
9 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (4.00%) Capacity Management
9 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity Planning
9 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) VB
4 1 (4.00%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) HND
2 1 (4.00%) CISSP
2 1 (4.00%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (48.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (44.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.00%) BS7799
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) SAP
1 1 (4.00%) Lotus