Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
England > North West
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 150 220
Rank change year-on-year -42 +70 +51
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 174 284 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.46% 2.16% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 2.37% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 131 249 128
North West median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.67% -6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £37,500 £25,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £62,500 £53,400
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +13.64% -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 10,890 11,982 10,588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.08% 91.17% 90.46%
Number of salaries quoted 8,748 9,557 8,869
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 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -37 105 £47,500 +18.75% 13
Cheshire +18 42 £48,750 +28.29% 6
Merseyside -3 17 £47,500 +46.15% 4
Lancashire -1 10 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Data Protection
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 125 (71.84%) GDPR
2 104 (59.77%) Information Security
3 87 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 78 (44.83%) CISSP
5 72 (41.38%) Legal
6 69 (39.66%) Finance
7 66 (37.93%) Business Continuity
8 65 (37.36%) Network Security
9 61 (35.06%) Disaster Recovery
10 59 (33.91%) Microsoft
10 59 (33.91%) Due Diligence
11 57 (32.76%) Management Information System
12 55 (31.61%) SQL
12 55 (31.61%) PCI DSS
13 54 (31.03%) Risk Analysis
14 52 (29.89%) Vulnerability Management
15 49 (28.16%) CREST Certified
15 49 (28.16%) Windows
16 47 (27.01%) Penetration Testing
16 47 (27.01%) Mentoring
17 43 (24.71%) SIEM
17 43 (24.71%) Web Development
18 42 (24.14%) Linux
18 42 (24.14%) Cisco
19 40 (22.99%) Risk Management
19 40 (22.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 37 (21.26%) Threat Analysis
20 37 (21.26%) SANS
20 37 (21.26%) Cyber Kill Chain
20 37 (21.26%) Scenario Testing

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 7 (4.02%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.72%) Appian
3 2 (1.15%) Apache
3 2 (1.15%) nginx
3 2 (1.15%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.57%) CMS
4 1 (0.57%) Drupal
4 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (22.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.87%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.57%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.02%) Office 365
4 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 65 (37.36%) Network Security
2 37 (21.26%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (3.45%) Firewall
3 6 (3.45%) Internet
4 3 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (1.72%) Junos
4 3 (1.72%) SAN
4 3 (1.72%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.15%) BGP
5 2 (1.15%) LAN
5 2 (1.15%) OSPF
5 2 (1.15%) Skype
5 2 (1.15%) SMS
5 2 (1.15%) VLAN
5 2 (1.15%) VPN
5 2 (1.15%) WAN
5 2 (1.15%) WLAN
6 1 (0.57%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.72%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.72%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.87%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.30%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.72%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.15%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.57%) Bitbucket
General
1 72 (41.38%) Legal
2 69 (39.66%) Finance
3 7 (4.02%) Banking
3 7 (4.02%) Law
3 7 (4.02%) Marketing
3 7 (4.02%) Retail
4 6 (3.45%) Publishing
5 5 (2.87%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.57%) Advertising
6 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (32.76%) Analyst
2 48 (27.59%) Security Analyst
3 38 (21.84%) IT Analyst
3 38 (21.84%) IT Security Analyst
4 37 (21.26%) Senior Analyst
4 37 (21.26%) Senior IT Security Analyst
4 37 (21.26%) Senior Security Analyst
5 30 (17.24%) Security Manager
6 29 (16.67%) Information Manager
6 29 (16.67%) Information Security Manager
7 19 (10.92%) Architect
8 10 (5.75%) Information Analyst
8 10 (5.75%) Information Security Analyst
9 9 (5.17%) IT Manager
10 7 (4.02%) Developer
10 7 (4.02%) Head of Security
10 7 (4.02%) Information Officer
10 7 (4.02%) Information Security Officer
10 7 (4.02%) Security Officer
10 7 (4.02%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.17%) CSS
2 8 (4.60%) .NET
2 8 (4.60%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.45%) HTML
4 5 (2.87%) HTML5 Canvas
5 3 (1.72%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.72%) React
5 3 (1.72%) REST
6 2 (1.15%) COM
6 2 (1.15%) Flash
7 1 (0.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 57 (32.76%) Management Information System
2 37 (21.26%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 24 (13.79%) Data Protection Act
4 12 (6.90%) CESG
5 11 (6.32%) Data Centre
6 9 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (5.17%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.87%) Smart Energy
7 5 (2.87%) VLE
8 4 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.72%) Smart Meter
10 2 (1.15%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (1.15%) Freedom of Information Act
10 2 (1.15%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 49 (28.16%) Windows
2 42 (24.14%) Linux
3 8 (4.60%) Windows Server
3 8 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (59.77%) Information Security
2 66 (37.93%) Business Continuity
3 61 (35.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 59 (33.91%) Due Diligence
5 54 (31.03%) Risk Analysis
6 52 (29.89%) Vulnerability Management
7 47 (27.01%) Mentoring
7 47 (27.01%) Penetration Testing
8 43 (24.71%) SIEM
8 43 (24.71%) Web Development
9 40 (22.99%) Risk Management
10 37 (21.26%) Scenario Testing
10 37 (21.26%) Threat Analysis
11 36 (20.69%) ITIL
12 32 (18.39%) Project Management
13 28 (16.09%) IT Strategy
14 26 (14.94%) Security Management
15 23 (13.22%) Information Security Management
16 22 (12.64%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (9.77%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 55 (31.61%) SQL
2 6 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.87%) C
3 5 (2.87%) Python
4 3 (1.72%) C#
4 3 (1.72%) Perl
4 3 (1.72%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.15%) R
6 1 (0.57%) PHP
6 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 78 (44.83%) CISSP
2 49 (28.16%) CREST Certified
3 37 (21.26%) SANS
4 32 (18.39%) CISA
5 26 (14.94%) Degree
6 19 (10.92%) Security Cleared
7 16 (9.20%) CISM
7 16 (9.20%) MCSE
7 16 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (6.90%) SC Cleared
9 10 (5.75%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (5.17%) CEH
11 7 (4.02%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (3.45%) MCP
13 5 (2.87%) APMP
13 5 (2.87%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (2.87%) RHCSA
14 4 (2.30%) ISEB
15 2 (1.15%) PhD
15 2 (1.15%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (71.84%) GDPR
2 87 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (31.61%) PCI DSS
4 10 (5.75%) ISO 9001
5 9 (5.17%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (4.60%) QA
7 7 (4.02%) COBIT
8 5 (2.87%) PSD2
9 4 (2.30%) ISO 22301
10 3 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 3 (1.72%) SLA
11 2 (1.15%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (21.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.60%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.15%) Docker
Vendors
1 59 (33.91%) Microsoft
2 42 (24.14%) Cisco
3 37 (21.26%) VMware
4 8 (4.60%) Citrix
5 3 (1.72%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.72%) Juniper
5 3 (1.72%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.15%) Cadence
7 1 (0.57%) Google
7 1 (0.57%) Tableau
7 1 (0.57%) Twitter