Period
to 9 December 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection Act over the 6 months to 9 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
England > South West
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 285 304 320
Rank change year-on-year +19 +16 -9
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 33 18 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.35% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.97% 0.48% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 21 10 21
South West median annual salary £42,784 £26,717 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +60.14% -23.67% +9.38%
10th Percentile £30,189 £20,400 £31,000
90th Percentile £55,321 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £58,750 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -2.08% +9.09% -1.79%

Data Protection Act is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3,407 3,713 3,752
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 35.78% 37.31% 36.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2,616 2,753 2,931
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,875 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection Act in the South West

Data Protection Act
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Data Protection Act in the South West

Data Protection Act
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection Act in the South West over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Data Protection Act in the South West

Data Protection Act
Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 6 months to 9 December 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
Somerset +26 32 £42,784 +60.14% 1
Bristol - 1 £52,500 - 4
Data Protection Act
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, IT jobs citing Data Protection Act 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 South West region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 33 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 32 (96.97%) GIS
3 27 (81.82%) Test Automation
4 21 (63.64%) Software Engineering
5 14 (42.42%) C#
5 14 (42.42%) DevOps
6 13 (39.39%) Serverless
6 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (36.36%) Azure
8 11 (33.33%) .NET
9 10 (30.30%) Geospatial Data
9 10 (30.30%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (27.27%) Computer Architecture
10 9 (27.27%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (27.27%) Decision-Making
10 9 (27.27%) Java
11 8 (24.24%) Python
11 8 (24.24%) Scrum
12 7 (21.21%) Big Data
12 7 (21.21%) Mentoring
13 6 (18.18%) Deployment Automation
13 6 (18.18%) Scala
13 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
14 5 (15.15%) System Testing
14 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
14 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
14 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
14 5 (15.15%) SQL
14 5 (15.15%) MVC
14 5 (15.15%) Technical Leadership

Data Protection Act
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 3 (9.09%) ArcGIS
Cloud Services
1 13 (39.39%) Serverless
2 12 (36.36%) Azure
3 4 (12.12%) AWS
3 4 (12.12%) GitHub
3 4 (12.12%) PaaS
3 4 (12.12%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (96.97%) GIS
2 10 (30.30%) Geospatial Data
3 7 (21.21%) Big Data
4 3 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (9.09%) Hadoop
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
1 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 3 (9.09%) JMeter
1 3 (9.09%) Postman
1 3 (9.09%) Selenium
1 3 (9.09%) SoapUI
1 3 (9.09%) SpecFlow
1 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Software Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Principal Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Principal Software Engineer
3 8 (24.24%) Developer
4 6 (18.18%) Software Developer
5 5 (15.15%) .NET Software Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Applications Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Customer Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Lead Software Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Java Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Automation Test Lead
7 3 (9.09%) Configuration Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Information Officer
8 1 (3.03%) Information Security Officer
8 1 (3.03%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) .NET
2 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
2 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
2 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 27 (81.82%) Test Automation
3 21 (63.64%) Software Engineering
4 14 (42.42%) DevOps
5 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (30.30%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (27.27%) Computer Architecture
7 9 (27.27%) Decision-Making
8 8 (24.24%) Scrum
9 7 (21.21%) Mentoring
10 6 (18.18%) Deployment Automation
10 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
11 5 (15.15%) MVC
11 5 (15.15%) System Testing
11 5 (15.15%) Technical Leadership
11 5 (15.15%) Thought Leadership
12 4 (12.12%) Data Management
12 4 (12.12%) ITIL
12 4 (12.12%) ITSM
12 4 (12.12%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) C#
2 9 (27.27%) Java
3 8 (24.24%) Python
4 6 (18.18%) Scala
5 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
5 5 (15.15%) SQL
6 4 (12.12%) TypeScript
7 3 (9.09%) Ruby
7 3 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) DV Cleared
1 3 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) GDPR
1 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Kubernetes
1 4 (12.12%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) HP
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle