Period
to 23 January 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection Act over the 6 months to 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 320 359 343
Rank change year-on-year +39 -16 -1
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 24 10 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.23% 0.078% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.21% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 21
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,645 £39,750
90th Percentile £55,577 £65,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +11.11%

Data Protection Act is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 4,308 4,845 4,956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.66% 37.90% 40.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3,443 3,727 4,103
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Data Protection Act as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection Act in the North West

Data Protection Act
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Data Protection Act in the North West

Data Protection Act
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection Act in the North West over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Data Protection Act in the North West

Data Protection Act
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection Act within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 9 £30,000 -26.38% 2
Cheshire +41 8 £51,142 -21.32% 1
Lancashire - 6 - -
Merseyside +14 1 £43,000 -31.20% 1
Data Protection Act
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, IT jobs citing Data Protection Act also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 24 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 22 (91.67%) GDPR
3 17 (70.83%) Degree
4 14 (58.33%) Computer Science
4 14 (58.33%) Business Continuity
5 12 (50.00%) SQL
5 12 (50.00%) Decision-Making
6 11 (45.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (45.83%) Mathematics
6 11 (45.83%) Time Management
6 11 (45.83%) HTML5 Canvas
6 11 (45.83%) Line Management
6 11 (45.83%) C
6 11 (45.83%) HTML
6 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
6 11 (45.83%) SharePoint
6 11 (45.83%) .NET
6 11 (45.83%) Photoshop
6 11 (45.83%) Microsoft Office
6 11 (45.83%) Visual Studio
6 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET
6 11 (45.83%) CSS
6 11 (45.83%) Project Management
6 11 (45.83%) Finance
6 11 (45.83%) Web Design
6 11 (45.83%) VLE
6 11 (45.83%) Web Development
6 11 (45.83%) Software Testing
7 10 (41.67%) Information Security
8 7 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001

Data Protection Act
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (45.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (45.83%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.17%) SPSS
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Law
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Developer
1 11 (45.83%) Junior
1 11 (45.83%) Junior Developer
1 11 (45.83%) Junior Web Developer
1 11 (45.83%) Web Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Information Officer
3 4 (16.67%) Information Security Officer
3 4 (16.67%) Security Officer
4 3 (12.50%) Data Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Compliance Officer
5 2 (8.33%) Information Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security Compliance Officer
5 2 (8.33%) Security Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Security Compliance Officer
6 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Head of Cybersecurity
6 1 (4.17%) Information Governance Officer
6 1 (4.17%) Principal Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) .NET
1 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET
1 11 (45.83%) CSS
1 11 (45.83%) HTML
1 11 (45.83%) HTML5 Canvas
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) VLE
2 5 (20.83%) Freedom of Information
2 5 (20.83%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 14 (58.33%) Business Continuity
2 14 (58.33%) Computer Science
3 12 (50.00%) Decision-Making
4 11 (45.83%) Line Management
4 11 (45.83%) Mathematics
4 11 (45.83%) Project Management
4 11 (45.83%) Software Testing
4 11 (45.83%) Time Management
4 11 (45.83%) Web Design
4 11 (45.83%) Web Development
5 10 (41.67%) Information Security
6 6 (25.00%) Information Management
7 5 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (16.67%) Information Assurance
9 3 (12.50%) Information Security Governance
10 2 (8.33%) Information Governance
10 2 (8.33%) Network Architecture
10 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 11 (45.83%) C
2 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (70.83%) Degree
2 11 (45.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (20.83%) CISA
3 5 (20.83%) CISM
3 5 (20.83%) CISSP
4 3 (12.50%) CEH
4 3 (12.50%) SSCP
5 1 (4.17%) Postgraduate
5 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (91.67%) GDPR
2 7 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (20.83%) PCI DSS
4 4 (16.67%) QA
5 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.17%) Tableau