Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
England > North West
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 140 231 175
Rank change year-on-year +91 -56 +83
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 238 142 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.31% 1.11% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 1.20% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 167 120 217
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +14.86%
10th Percentile £37,100 £31,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £76,250 £54,000
England median annual salary £53,895 £55,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -2.01% +25.00% -2.22%

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 9,417 11,828 11,422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.22% 92.43% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 7,544 9,477 9,517
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 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 +86 156 £45,000 -7.22% 19
Cheshire +85 56 £46,250 +5.11% 9
Merseyside +1 17 £42,500 +3.66%
Lancashire +12 9 £45,500 +13.75% 2
Data Protection
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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.

1 199 (83.61%) GDPR
2 151 (63.45%) Information Security
3 144 (60.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 139 (58.40%) Finance
5 132 (55.46%) CISSP
6 130 (54.62%) Business Continuity
7 125 (52.52%) Microsoft
8 124 (52.10%) Management Information System
9 122 (51.26%) Windows
9 122 (51.26%) Network Security
10 120 (50.42%) Legal
11 119 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 118 (49.58%) Risk Analysis
12 118 (49.58%) CREST Certified
13 117 (49.16%) Vulnerability Management
14 116 (48.74%) Due Diligence
15 110 (46.22%) SQL
15 110 (46.22%) PCI DSS
16 106 (44.54%) Web Development
17 103 (43.28%) SIEM
17 103 (43.28%) Mentoring
18 102 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
18 102 (42.86%) VMware
19 101 (42.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 101 (42.44%) VMware Infrastructure
19 101 (42.44%) SANS
20 100 (42.02%) Cyber Kill Chain
21 99 (41.60%) Linux
21 99 (41.60%) Cisco
22 98 (41.18%) 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 11 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.10%) Confluence
3 3 (1.26%) IIS
4 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.84%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.42%) CMS
5 1 (0.42%) Drupal
5 1 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 101 (42.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 31 (13.03%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (3.36%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.98%) Office 365
2 4 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.84%) SaaS
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 122 (51.26%) Network Security
2 98 (41.18%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (2.94%) Internet
4 5 (2.10%) DNS
5 4 (1.68%) LAN
6 3 (1.26%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (1.26%) WAN
7 2 (0.84%) DHCP
7 2 (0.84%) Firewall
7 2 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.84%) Skype
7 2 (0.84%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.84%) VPN
8 1 (0.42%) Broadband
8 1 (0.42%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.42%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.42%) MySQL
1 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
1 1 (0.42%) Power BI
1 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.42%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.36%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.52%) JIRA
3 4 (1.68%) Selenium
4 2 (0.84%) JMeter
5 1 (0.42%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.42%) Gradle
5 1 (0.42%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
General
1 139 (58.40%) Finance
2 120 (50.42%) Legal
3 11 (4.62%) Law
4 4 (1.68%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.42%) Banking
Job Titles
1 121 (50.84%) Analyst
2 111 (46.64%) Security Analyst
3 100 (42.02%) IT Analyst
3 100 (42.02%) IT Security Analyst
3 100 (42.02%) Senior Analyst
3 100 (42.02%) Senior IT Security Analyst
3 100 (42.02%) Senior Security Analyst
4 31 (13.03%) IT Support
5 23 (9.66%) Information Manager
5 23 (9.66%) Information Security Manager
5 23 (9.66%) Security Manager
6 18 (7.56%) Support Engineer
7 15 (6.30%) IT Engineer
7 15 (6.30%) IT Support Engineer
8 14 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
8 14 (5.88%) Desktop Support
8 14 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 13 (5.46%) Team Leader
10 12 (5.04%) Field Engineer
10 12 (5.04%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.78%) CSS
1 9 (3.78%) HTML
2 8 (3.36%) .NET
2 8 (3.36%) ASP.NET
2 8 (3.36%) HTML5 Canvas
3 3 (1.26%) Middleware
4 1 (0.42%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 124 (52.10%) Management Information System
2 100 (42.02%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 22 (9.24%) Data Protection Act
4 18 (7.56%) CESG
5 14 (5.88%) Driving Licence
6 13 (5.46%) Data Centre
7 12 (5.04%) Fat Client
7 12 (5.04%) Thin Client
8 8 (3.36%) VLE
9 6 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (1.68%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.26%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.26%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (1.26%) Freedom of Information Act
11 3 (1.26%) iPad
11 3 (1.26%) iPhone
11 3 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.26%) User Experience
12 2 (0.84%) NHS
13 1 (0.42%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 122 (51.26%) Windows
2 99 (41.60%) Linux
3 5 (2.10%) Android
3 5 (2.10%) Windows 10
3 5 (2.10%) Windows 7
3 5 (2.10%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.42%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (63.45%) Information Security
2 130 (54.62%) Business Continuity
3 119 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 118 (49.58%) Risk Analysis
5 117 (49.16%) Vulnerability Management
6 116 (48.74%) Due Diligence
7 106 (44.54%) Web Development
8 103 (43.28%) Mentoring
8 103 (43.28%) SIEM
9 102 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
10 98 (41.18%) Scenario Testing
10 98 (41.18%) Threat Analysis
11 71 (29.83%) IT Strategy
12 39 (16.39%) ITIL
13 29 (12.18%) Risk Management
14 24 (10.08%) Information Security Governance
15 23 (9.66%) ISMS
16 22 (9.24%) Agile Software Development
16 22 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
16 22 (9.24%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 110 (46.22%) SQL
2 10 (4.20%) JavaScript
3 8 (3.36%) C
4 6 (2.52%) Java
5 4 (1.68%) C#
6 1 (0.42%) PHP
6 1 (0.42%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 132 (55.46%) CISSP
2 118 (49.58%) CREST Certified
3 101 (42.44%) SANS
4 26 (10.92%) CISA
5 21 (8.82%) Degree
6 15 (6.30%) CISM
6 15 (6.30%) Security Cleared
7 9 (3.78%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (2.52%) CEH
9 4 (1.68%) CRISC
9 4 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.68%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (1.26%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.26%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (1.26%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.26%) MCSA
10 3 (1.26%) SSCP
11 2 (0.84%) GIAC
11 2 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (83.61%) GDPR
2 144 (60.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 110 (46.22%) PCI DSS
4 13 (5.46%) QA
5 4 (1.68%) COBIT
6 3 (1.26%) ISO 14001
6 3 (1.26%) ISO 22301
6 3 (1.26%) ISO 9000
6 3 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 101 (42.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.20%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.26%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.26%) XenApp
4 3 (1.26%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.42%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 5 (2.10%) HP ALM
2 3 (1.26%) AirWatch
2 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (1.26%) SCDPM
2 3 (1.26%) SCOrch
2 3 (1.26%) SCSM
2 3 (1.26%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.84%) MaaS360
4 1 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.42%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.42%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 125 (52.52%) Microsoft
2 102 (42.86%) VMware
3 99 (41.60%) Cisco
4 12 (5.04%) Intel
5 5 (2.10%) Citrix
6 3 (1.26%) MobileIron
7 2 (0.84%) Apple
7 2 (0.84%) Avaya
7 2 (0.84%) Sophos
8 1 (0.42%) EMC
8 1 (0.42%) IBM
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle