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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 195 178 195
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +17
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 21 22 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.45% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.46% 1.41% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10 19 6
Average salary £38,750 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.71% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -11.39%
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
1438 1555 1406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.85% 32.05% 29.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1212 1279 1238
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Staffordshire +9 10 £19,000 -68.33%
Birmingham -19 5 £37,500 +25.00%
Coventry - 5 £62,500 -
Data Protection Act
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 41 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 25 (60.98%) Information Security
3 24 (58.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (46.34%) PCI DSS
5 17 (41.46%) Security Testing
6 12 (29.27%) Wireshark
7 11 (26.83%) Network Architecture
8 10 (24.39%) Service Delivery
8 10 (24.39%) Data Management
9 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
9 9 (21.95%) Finance
9 9 (21.95%) Statistics
10 8 (19.51%) SQL
10 8 (19.51%) PowerShell
11 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
12 6 (14.63%) VB
12 6 (14.63%) Business Objects
12 6 (14.63%) SAS
12 6 (14.63%) Management Information System
12 6 (14.63%) Statistical Analysis
12 6 (14.63%) Regular Expression
13 5 (12.20%) ITIL
13 5 (12.20%) Penetration Testing
14 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
14 4 (9.76%) Change Management
14 4 (9.76%) Nmap
14 4 (9.76%) Data Analysis
14 4 (9.76%) Degree
14 4 (9.76%) QA
14 4 (9.76%) Performance Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (14.63%) SAS
2 2 (4.88%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (29.27%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.44%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Games
3 2 (4.88%) Marketing
3 2 (4.88%) Electronics
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Analyst
2 15 (36.59%) Security Analyst
2 15 (36.59%) Information Analyst
2 15 (36.59%) Information Security Analyst
3 11 (26.83%) Junior Analyst
3 11 (26.83%) Junior Information Analyst
3 11 (26.83%) Junior
4 7 (17.07%) Developer
5 6 (14.63%) MI Developer
6 5 (12.20%) Data Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) DBA
7 3 (7.32%) Security Specialist
7 3 (7.32%) Integration Specialist
8 2 (4.88%) Security Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Trainee Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Trainee
8 2 (4.88%) SQL DBA
8 2 (4.88%) Information Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Information Security Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) Regular Expression
2 3 (7.32%) .NET
2 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.44%) Middleware
3 1 (2.44%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Statistics
2 6 (14.63%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.32%) Replication
3 3 (7.32%) Online Games
3 3 (7.32%) Open Source
4 2 (4.88%) Online Gambling
4 2 (4.88%) CESG
5 1 (2.44%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 25 (60.98%) Information Security
3 17 (41.46%) Security Testing
4 11 (26.83%) Network Architecture
5 10 (24.39%) Data Management
5 10 (24.39%) Service Delivery
6 6 (14.63%) Statistical Analysis
7 5 (12.20%) ITIL
7 5 (12.20%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Data Analysis
8 4 (9.76%) Change Management
8 4 (9.76%) Performance Management
8 4 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (9.76%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (9.76%) Line Management
9 3 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (7.32%) Capacity Management
9 3 (7.32%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (7.32%) OWASP
9 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) SQL
1 8 (19.51%) PowerShell
2 6 (14.63%) VB
3 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) CISSP
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.88%) MCTS
3 2 (4.88%) MCITP
4 1 (2.44%) HND
4 1 (2.44%) CISA
4 1 (2.44%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (58.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (46.34%) PCI DSS
3 4 (9.76%) QA
4 3 (7.32%) COBIT
5 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (2.44%) HIPAA
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.44%) SAP
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco
3 1 (2.44%) IBM
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle