The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Protection Act (DPA)
London / City of London
Rank 212 244 303
Rank change year-on-year +32 +59  
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 14 29 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.28% 0.41% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.59% 0.92% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 14 28 12
Median salary £90,000 £53,500 £66,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +68.22% -19.24%  
90% offered a salary of more than £52,800 £30,000 £45,550
10% offered a salary of more than £95,250 £67,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.50% -5.88%  

Data Protection Act is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2361 3155 4383
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 47.16% 44.46% 42.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2182 2749 3624
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Data Protection Act as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection Act in the City of London

Data Protection Act
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Protection Act in the City of London.

Salary trend for Data Protection Act in the City of London

Data Protection Act
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection Act in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Protection Act in the City of London

Data Protection Act
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing Data Protection Act also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 22 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 18 (81.82%) CISSP
2 18 (81.82%) CISM
3 14 (63.64%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (59.09%) CISA
5 12 (54.55%) Information Security
5 12 (54.55%) SIEM
6 11 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (50.00%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (40.91%) Management Information System
8 7 (31.82%) Firewall
8 7 (31.82%) Security Management
9 6 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (27.27%) Business Continuity
10 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
10 5 (22.73%) Patch Management
10 5 (22.73%) Degree
10 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
10 5 (22.73%) ISMS
11 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (18.18%) Information Security Management
12 3 (13.64%) Finance
12 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
12 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
12 3 (13.64%) SDLC
12 3 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
12 3 (13.64%) Coaching
12 3 (13.64%) Security Operations

Data Protection Act
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Raiser's Edge
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (4.55%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Security Manager
2 11 (50.00%) CISSP Manager
2 11 (50.00%) Cybersecurity Manager
3 5 (22.73%) Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Information Security Manager
3 5 (22.73%) Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) CISSP Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Information Manager
4 2 (9.09%) SAN Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Head of Technology
5 1 (4.55%) Information Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Management Information System
2 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 14 (63.64%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (54.55%) Information Security
3 12 (54.55%) SIEM
4 7 (31.82%) Security Management
5 6 (27.27%) Business Continuity
5 6 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (22.73%) ISMS
6 5 (22.73%) Patch Management
6 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
7 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (18.18%) Information Security Management
8 3 (13.64%) Coaching
8 3 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (13.64%) SDLC
8 3 (13.64%) Security Operations
8 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (9.09%) Data Security
9 2 (9.09%) Information Governance
9 2 (9.09%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (81.82%) CISM
1 18 (81.82%) CISSP
2 13 (59.09%) CISA
3 5 (22.73%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) GIAC
4 2 (9.09%) GSEC
4 2 (9.09%) ISACA
4 2 (9.09%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (50.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 11 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
4 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
4 1 (4.55%) GDPR
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft