Period
to 20 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Data Protection skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection over the 6 months to 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 161 216
Rank change year-on-year -1 +55 +44
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 233 256 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.98% 1.93% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 2.12% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 184 217 151
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,183
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.17% +12.49%
10th Percentile £37,500 £25,150 £29,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £43,328
% change year-on-year +10.00% +15.40% -3.72%

Data Protection is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 10,663 12,082 11,235
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.59% 91.12% 91.39%
Number of salaries quoted 8,583 9,609 9,367
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection in the North West

Data Protection
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Data Protection in the North West

Data Protection
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection in the North West over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Protection in the North West

Data Protection
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 within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 November 2018. 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 +22 156 £45,000 +12.50% 15
Cheshire +54 55 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Merseyside -26 14 £42,500 +21.43% 3
Lancashire -8 8 £36,250 +11.54% 3
Data Protection
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT jobs citing Data Protection 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.

1 184 (78.97%) GDPR
2 156 (66.95%) Information Security
3 140 (60.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 126 (54.08%) CISSP
4 126 (54.08%) Finance
5 119 (51.07%) Legal
5 119 (51.07%) Network Security
6 117 (50.21%) Business Continuity
7 113 (48.50%) Management Information System
8 111 (47.64%) Disaster Recovery
9 110 (47.21%) Microsoft
9 110 (47.21%) Due Diligence
10 105 (45.06%) Vulnerability Management
11 104 (44.64%) CREST Certified
12 103 (44.21%) Windows
13 102 (43.78%) Risk Analysis
14 101 (43.35%) PCI DSS
15 97 (41.63%) SQL
16 95 (40.77%) Mentoring
17 91 (39.06%) SIEM
18 89 (38.20%) Web Development
19 88 (37.77%) Linux
19 88 (37.77%) Cisco
20 87 (37.34%) Penetration Testing
21 85 (36.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
21 85 (36.48%) SANS
22 84 (36.05%) Cyber Kill Chain
22 84 (36.05%) VMware
23 83 (35.62%) VMware Infrastructure
24 82 (35.19%) Wi-Fi

Data Protection
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 8 (3.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.86%) Apache
2 2 (0.86%) nginx
2 2 (0.86%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.43%) CMS
3 1 (0.43%) Drupal
3 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 85 (36.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 18 (7.73%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.58%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.43%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.72%) Office 365
3 9 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 119 (51.07%) Network Security
2 82 (35.19%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (3.00%) Firewall
4 5 (2.15%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (1.29%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (1.29%) Junos
6 3 (1.29%) LAN
6 3 (1.29%) SAN
7 2 (0.86%) BGP
7 2 (0.86%) DHCP
7 2 (0.86%) DNS
7 2 (0.86%) OSPF
7 2 (0.86%) Skype
7 2 (0.86%) SMS
7 2 (0.86%) VLAN
7 2 (0.86%) VPN
7 2 (0.86%) WAN
7 2 (0.86%) WLAN
8 1 (0.43%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.43%) MySQL
4 1 (0.43%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (2.58%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.72%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.29%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.86%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.43%) Gradle
5 1 (0.43%) JIRA
General
1 126 (54.08%) Finance
2 119 (51.07%) Legal
3 10 (4.29%) Law
4 8 (3.43%) Banking
5 7 (3.00%) Marketing
5 7 (3.00%) Retail
6 5 (2.15%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.29%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.43%) Publishing
8 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 106 (45.49%) Analyst
2 98 (42.06%) Security Analyst
3 85 (36.48%) IT Analyst
3 85 (36.48%) IT Security Analyst
4 84 (36.05%) Senior Analyst
4 84 (36.05%) Senior IT Security Analyst
4 84 (36.05%) Senior Security Analyst
5 34 (14.59%) Security Manager
6 33 (14.16%) Information Manager
6 33 (14.16%) Information Security Manager
7 19 (8.15%) Architect
8 13 (5.58%) Information Analyst
8 13 (5.58%) Information Security Analyst
9 9 (3.86%) Developer
10 8 (3.43%) IT Manager
10 8 (3.43%) Junior
10 8 (3.43%) Service Manager
11 7 (3.00%) Support Engineer
12 6 (2.58%) Technical Architect
12 6 (2.58%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.00%) CSS
1 7 (3.00%) HTML
2 6 (2.58%) .NET
2 6 (2.58%) ASP.NET
2 6 (2.58%) HTML5 Canvas
3 2 (0.86%) COM
3 2 (0.86%) Flash
4 1 (0.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 113 (48.50%) Management Information System
2 84 (36.05%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 23 (9.87%) Data Protection Act
4 20 (8.58%) CESG
5 13 (5.58%) Data Centre
6 11 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (4.72%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.58%) VLE
8 5 (2.15%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (2.15%) Freedom of Information Act
9 4 (1.72%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.72%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.29%) Smart Energy
10 3 (1.29%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.86%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.86%) NHS
11 2 (0.86%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 103 (44.21%) Windows
2 88 (37.77%) Linux
3 10 (4.29%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.86%) Unix
7 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (66.95%) Information Security
2 117 (50.21%) Business Continuity
3 111 (47.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 110 (47.21%) Due Diligence
5 105 (45.06%) Vulnerability Management
6 102 (43.78%) Risk Analysis
7 95 (40.77%) Mentoring
8 91 (39.06%) SIEM
9 89 (38.20%) Web Development
10 87 (37.34%) Penetration Testing
11 82 (35.19%) Scenario Testing
11 82 (35.19%) Threat Analysis
12 59 (25.32%) IT Strategy
13 44 (18.88%) Risk Management
14 43 (18.45%) ITIL
15 29 (12.45%) Project Management
15 29 (12.45%) Security Management
16 28 (12.02%) Business Intelligence
17 26 (11.16%) ISMS
18 25 (10.73%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (41.63%) SQL
2 7 (3.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (2.58%) C
4 5 (2.15%) Python
5 3 (1.29%) Perl
6 2 (0.86%) R
7 1 (0.43%) C#
7 1 (0.43%) Java
7 1 (0.43%) PHP
7 1 (0.43%) VB
7 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 126 (54.08%) CISSP
2 104 (44.64%) CREST Certified
3 85 (36.48%) SANS
4 36 (15.45%) CISA
5 30 (12.88%) Degree
6 18 (7.73%) Security Cleared
7 16 (6.87%) CISM
8 15 (6.44%) MCSE
8 15 (6.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (5.15%) CEH
9 12 (5.15%) SC Cleared
10 11 (4.72%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (3.43%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (2.58%) MCP
13 5 (2.15%) APMP
13 5 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (1.72%) ISEB
14 4 (1.72%) RHCSA
15 3 (1.29%) CompTIA Security+
15 3 (1.29%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (78.97%) GDPR
2 140 (60.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 101 (43.35%) PCI DSS
4 11 (4.72%) QA
5 5 (2.15%) PSD2
6 4 (1.72%) COBIT
6 4 (1.72%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (1.29%) ISO 9001
7 3 (1.29%) SLA
8 2 (0.86%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.86%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 83 (35.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.86%) Docker
5 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.43%) XenApp
5 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.86%) MaaS360
2 1 (0.43%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.43%) SCDPM
2 1 (0.43%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.43%) SCSM
2 1 (0.43%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 110 (47.21%) Microsoft
2 88 (37.77%) Cisco
3 84 (36.05%) VMware
4 9 (3.86%) Citrix
5 4 (1.72%) Intel
6 3 (1.29%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.29%) Juniper
6 3 (1.29%) SolarWinds
7 2 (0.86%) Cadence
7 2 (0.86%) Sophos
8 1 (0.43%) EMC
8 1 (0.43%) Google
8 1 (0.43%) IBM
8 1 (0.43%) MobileIron
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle
8 1 (0.43%) Tableau
8 1 (0.43%) Twitter