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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 227 301
Rank change year-on-year +10 +74  
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 17 33 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.32% 0.52% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.69% 1.12% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 16 32 11
Median salary £65,000 £53,500 £54,100
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.49% -1.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £42,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £80,000 £79,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  

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 2476 2944 4509
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 47.28% 46.83% 43.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2176 2647 3709
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £36,200
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £85,000 £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 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Protection Act in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 31 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 22 (70.97%) CISSP
2 22 (70.97%) CISM
3 21 (67.74%) SIEM
4 20 (64.52%) CISA
5 19 (61.29%) Cybersecurity
5 19 (61.29%) Cyber Essentials
6 18 (58.06%) Information Security
7 15 (48.39%) Management Information System
8 14 (45.16%) Degree
8 14 (45.16%) Firewall
9 12 (38.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (35.48%) Patch Management
10 11 (35.48%) Computer Science
11 10 (32.26%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (25.81%) GDPR
13 6 (19.35%) Risk Management
14 5 (16.13%) Security Patching
15 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Management
15 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
15 4 (12.90%) Security Management
15 4 (12.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 4 (12.90%) Finance
15 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
16 3 (9.68%) Legal
16 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
16 3 (9.68%) ISEB
16 3 (9.68%) Marketing
16 3 (9.68%) Knowledge Management
16 3 (9.68%) Business Continuity

Data Protection Act
Co-occurring 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 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (3.23%) Raiser's Edge
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) Firewall
2 10 (32.26%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (6.45%) DNS
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Legal
2 3 (9.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Security Manager
2 15 (48.39%) CISSP Manager
3 12 (38.71%) Cybersecurity Manager
4 5 (16.13%) CISSP Specialist
4 5 (16.13%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 5 (16.13%) Security Specialist
5 4 (12.90%) Information Security Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Information Security Specialist
5 4 (12.90%) Information Specialist
6 3 (9.68%) Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Data Protection Officer
6 3 (9.68%) Head of Technology
6 3 (9.68%) Information Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Information Security Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Security Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Administrator
7 1 (3.23%) DBA
7 1 (3.23%) Information Manager
7 1 (3.23%) IT Security Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 15 (48.39%) Management Information System
2 11 (35.48%) Computer Science
3 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.45%) NHS
5 1 (3.23%) CESG
5 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
1 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 21 (67.74%) SIEM
3 19 (61.29%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (58.06%) Information Security
5 11 (35.48%) Patch Management
6 6 (19.35%) Risk Management
7 5 (16.13%) Security Patching
8 4 (12.90%) Security Management
8 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (9.68%) Business Continuity
9 3 (9.68%) Information Governance
9 3 (9.68%) IT Strategy
9 3 (9.68%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (9.68%) SDLC
9 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (6.45%) Contract Management
10 2 (6.45%) Line Management
10 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
10 2 (6.45%) Risk Analysis
10 2 (6.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (70.97%) CISM
1 22 (70.97%) CISSP
2 20 (64.52%) CISA
3 14 (45.16%) Degree
4 3 (9.68%) ISEB
5 2 (6.45%) CASP
5 2 (6.45%) CEH
5 2 (6.45%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (6.45%) Security+ Certification
5 2 (6.45%) SSCP
6 1 (3.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (61.29%) Cyber Essentials
2 12 (38.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (25.81%) GDPR
4 4 (12.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
6 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Nessus
2 1 (3.23%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco
2 2 (6.45%) LogRhythm
2 2 (6.45%) McAfee
2 2 (6.45%) Palo Alto
2 2 (6.45%) Qualys
2 2 (6.45%) Sophos
2 2 (6.45%) Splunk
3 1 (3.23%) Forcepoint
3 1 (3.23%) Juniper
3 1 (3.23%) Sourcefire
3 1 (3.23%) Symantec
3 1 (3.23%) Varonis