The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection Act over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 168 162
Rank change year-on-year +18 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 1 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.037% 0.070% 0.096%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.094% 0.17% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 2
Median salary £52,500 £87,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -40.00% +165.15%  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +29.41% -  

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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1064 1206 1205
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 39.26% 41.99% 38.70%
Number of salaries quoted 921 811 993
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,096 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £63,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection Act in Scotland

Data Protection Act
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Data Protection Act in Scotland

Data Protection Act
Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 1 £52,500 -
Data Protection Act
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 8 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 7 (87.50%) PCI DSS
2 7 (87.50%) GDPR
2 7 (87.50%) CISSP
2 7 (87.50%) CISM
2 7 (87.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (87.50%) OWASP
3 6 (75.00%) Risk Management
3 6 (75.00%) CISA
4 4 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (50.00%) PA-DSS
5 3 (37.50%) PCI QSA
5 3 (37.50%) B2B
5 3 (37.50%) Information Security
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) Marketing
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (12.50%) Social Media
6 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (12.50%) Cybercrime

Data Protection Act
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
General
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Security Manager
2 6 (75.00%) Compliance Manager
3 3 (37.50%) Information Manager
3 3 (37.50%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Officer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Cybercrime
1 1 (12.50%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 7 (87.50%) OWASP
3 6 (75.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (37.50%) B2B
5 3 (37.50%) Information Security
6 1 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) CISM
1 7 (87.50%) CISSP
2 6 (75.00%) CISA
3 3 (37.50%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) GDPR
1 7 (87.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (87.50%) PCI DSS
2 4 (50.00%) PA-DSS