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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Protection Act (DPA)
Rank 201 188 196
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 9 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.18% 0.040%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.59% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 2
Average salary £43,507 £60,000 £17,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.48% +242.85%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.90% +1.42%
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
1606 1528 1419
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.85% 30.65% 28.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1338 1291 1197
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,796 £55,000 £55,000
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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Staffordshire +2 4 £43,507 -27.48%
Birmingham -10 2 £56,250 +12.50%
Warwickshire - 2 £43,000 - 1
Coventry - 1 £60,000 -
Data Protection Act
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 22 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 17 (77.27%) Information Security
3 16 (72.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (50.00%) Management Information System
5 9 (40.91%) Degree
6 8 (36.36%) Service Delivery
7 7 (31.82%) Business Continuity
7 7 (31.82%) CISSP
8 6 (27.27%) SQL
8 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
9 5 (22.73%) CESG
9 5 (22.73%) COBIT
9 5 (22.73%) Replication
9 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (22.73%) Electronics
9 5 (22.73%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (22.73%) Capacity Management
9 5 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (18.18%) SIEM
10 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (18.18%) PCI DSS
10 4 (18.18%) Network Security
10 4 (18.18%) Performance Management
10 4 (18.18%) BS25999
10 4 (18.18%) Line Management
10 4 (18.18%) Information Security Management
10 4 (18.18%) Security Management

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 3 (13.64%) OpenEdge
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (13.64%) RDBMS
3 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (22.73%) Electronics
2 4 (18.18%) Legal
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Information Security Manager
1 6 (27.27%) Information Manager
1 6 (27.27%) Security Manager
2 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) DBA
3 4 (18.18%) Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) Data Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) SQL DBA
4 3 (13.64%) Compliance Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Lead Security Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Lead Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Security Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Junior DBA
6 1 (4.55%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Report Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Junior
6 1 (4.55%) Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (22.73%) CESG
2 5 (22.73%) Replication
3 3 (13.64%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (13.64%) Statistics
4 2 (9.09%) PKI
4 2 (9.09%) Cryptography
5 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 17 (77.27%) Information Security
3 8 (36.36%) Service Delivery
4 7 (31.82%) Business Continuity
5 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (22.73%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (22.73%) Capacity Management
5 5 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (18.18%) SIEM
6 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (18.18%) Performance Management
6 4 (18.18%) Line Management
6 4 (18.18%) Information Security Management
6 4 (18.18%) Security Management
6 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
6 4 (18.18%) Data Management
7 3 (13.64%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 3 (13.64%) Security Testing
7 3 (13.64%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Degree
2 7 (31.82%) CISSP
3 3 (13.64%) MCITP
3 3 (13.64%) MCTS
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (72.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (22.73%) COBIT
3 4 (18.18%) PCI DSS
3 4 (18.18%) BS25999
3 4 (18.18%) QA
4 2 (9.09%) HIPAA
4 2 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft