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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 235 251
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 0 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.087% 0.061%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.22% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 4
Median salary - £51,750 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.29%  
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.17% -  

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 North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2452 2226 2355
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 39.91% 38.78% 35.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1983 1816 1882
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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

For the 6 months to 29 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 North West region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 14 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 8 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (57.14%) Data Modelling
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (50.00%) Multimedia
3 7 (50.00%) Data Management
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 7 (50.00%) Business Continuity
3 7 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (50.00%) SLA
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) ITIL
3 7 (50.00%) MCSA
3 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 7 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (50.00%) iPad
3 7 (50.00%) ITIL V3
3 7 (50.00%) High Availability
3 7 (50.00%) IaaS
3 7 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (50.00%) SaaS
3 7 (50.00%) PaaS
3 7 (50.00%) Degree
3 7 (50.00%) QMS

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 7 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) IaaS
1 7 (50.00%) PaaS
1 7 (50.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.14%) Big Data
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 7 (50.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) DBA
1 8 (57.14%) SQL DBA
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Head of IT
2 3 (21.43%) Head of IT Security
2 3 (21.43%) Head of Security
2 3 (21.43%) Information Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Information Security Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Security Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) CISSP Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 7 (50.00%) iPad
2 6 (42.86%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 8 (57.14%) Data Modelling
2 8 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (50.00%) Business Continuity
3 7 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 7 (50.00%) Data Management
3 7 (50.00%) High Availability
3 7 (50.00%) ITIL
3 7 (50.00%) ITIL V3
3 7 (50.00%) QMS
3 7 (50.00%) Statistics
4 6 (42.86%) Information Security
5 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
5 3 (21.43%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
5 3 (21.43%) Security Management
6 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (7.14%) ISMS
6 1 (7.14%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Degree
1 7 (50.00%) MCSA
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (35.71%) CISM
2 5 (35.71%) CISSP
3 3 (21.43%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) PCI DSS
1 7 (50.00%) QA
1 7 (50.00%) SLA
2 3 (21.43%) COBIT
2 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft