Period
to 18 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South 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 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
England > South West
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 234 188
Rank change year-on-year +76 -46 -28
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 205 120 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.03% 1.11% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 1.21% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 158 86 146
South West median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% +20.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £34,888 £25,750 £29,375
90th Percentile £70,000 £73,125 £55,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +15.79% +9.20%

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 South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,271 9,957 9,727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.78% 92.19% 92.81%
Number of salaries quoted 7,301 8,192 8,030
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,250 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.04%

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection in the South West

Data Protection
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Data Protection in the South West

Data Protection
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection in the South West over the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

Salary histogram for Data Protection in the South West

Data Protection
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 within the South West region over the 6 months to 18 July 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
Wiltshire +44 83 £60,000 +9.09% 11
Somerset +49 44 £42,557 -22.62% 4
Bristol +23 39 £47,850 +12.59% 6
Dorset +12 18 £45,000 +69.81% 21
Gloucestershire -20 11 £55,000 +37.50%
Cornwall +14 1 £30,000 - 1
Devon -7 1 - - 4
Data Protection
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 South West region with a requirement for Data Protection.

1 95 (46.34%) Security Cleared
2 77 (37.56%) Microsoft
3 73 (35.61%) Cisco
4 72 (35.12%) Windows Server
5 66 (32.20%) Linux
6 64 (31.22%) Windows
7 63 (30.73%) Security Monitoring
8 62 (30.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 62 (30.24%) Active Directory
8 62 (30.24%) SCCM
8 62 (30.24%) SCOM
9 60 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
10 54 (26.34%) DV Cleared
11 50 (24.39%) Mentoring
11 50 (24.39%) Data Protection Act
12 46 (22.44%) Firewall
13 45 (21.95%) Intrusion Detection
14 44 (21.46%) Finance
14 44 (21.46%) MS Exchange
14 44 (21.46%) Unified Communications
15 41 (20.00%) GIS
16 40 (19.51%) WAN
16 40 (19.51%) Technical Architecture
16 40 (19.51%) Cisco Nexus
17 36 (17.56%) Enterprise Architecture
17 36 (17.56%) TOGAF
18 35 (17.07%) Geospatial Data
19 34 (16.59%) GDPR
19 34 (16.59%) Architectural Design
19 34 (16.59%) VMware

Data Protection
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 44 (21.46%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (9.76%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.41%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (3.41%) SaaS
4 4 (1.95%) Office 365
5 2 (0.98%) GitHub
5 2 (0.98%) PaaS
5 2 (0.98%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 46 (22.44%) Firewall
2 45 (21.95%) Intrusion Detection
3 44 (21.46%) Unified Communications
4 40 (19.51%) Cisco Nexus
4 40 (19.51%) WAN
5 20 (9.76%) Software-Defined Networking
6 10 (4.88%) NAS
6 10 (4.88%) SAN
7 9 (4.39%) DHCP
7 9 (4.39%) DNS
7 9 (4.39%) Fibre Channel
7 9 (4.39%) NetScaler
7 9 (4.39%) VLAN
8 2 (0.98%) Network Security
9 1 (0.49%) Internet
9 1 (0.49%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (20.00%) GIS
2 35 (17.07%) Geospatial Data
3 30 (14.63%) Big Data
4 16 (7.80%) Hadoop
5 11 (5.37%) SQL Server
6 10 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (3.90%) MySQL
7 8 (3.90%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (3.41%) Amazon Redshift
8 7 (3.41%) BigQuery
8 7 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (3.41%) QlikView
8 7 (3.41%) RDBMS
8 7 (3.41%) Relational Database
8 7 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (3.41%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (6.34%) Cucumber
1 13 (6.34%) SpecFlow
1 13 (6.34%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.88%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.88%) JIRA
3 9 (4.39%) JMeter
3 9 (4.39%) Selenium
3 9 (4.39%) SoapUI
4 6 (2.93%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.49%) Grunt
5 1 (0.49%) webpack
General
1 44 (21.46%) Finance
2 10 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.39%) Legal
3 9 (4.39%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.41%) Retail
5 5 (2.44%) Electronics
5 5 (2.44%) Marketing
6 3 (1.46%) Military
7 2 (0.98%) Automotive
7 2 (0.98%) Law
Job Titles
1 68 (33.17%) Architect
2 56 (27.32%) Solutions Architect
3 22 (10.73%) Design Engineer
3 22 (10.73%) Network Design Engineer
3 22 (10.73%) Network Engineer
4 16 (7.80%) Consultant
5 13 (6.34%) Test Automation Engineer
5 13 (6.34%) Test Engineer
6 11 (5.37%) Governance Manager
7 10 (4.88%) Network Architect
8 9 (4.39%) Information Officer
8 9 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.39%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 9 (4.39%) Senior Test Engineer
9 8 (3.90%) Information Governance Officer
9 8 (3.90%) Senior Architect
9 8 (3.90%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.41%) Data Manager
10 7 (3.41%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.41%) .NET
1 7 (3.41%) ASP.NET
2 4 (1.95%) .NET Framework
2 4 (1.95%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (1.95%) Gherkin
2 4 (1.95%) React
3 3 (1.46%) CSS
3 3 (1.46%) HTML
3 3 (1.46%) jQuery
3 3 (1.46%) WCF
3 3 (1.46%) Web Services
3 3 (1.46%) WPF
4 1 (0.49%) D3.js
4 1 (0.49%) Node.js
4 1 (0.49%) Redux
4 1 (0.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 50 (24.39%) Data Protection Act
2 28 (13.66%) Management Information System
3 24 (11.71%) Hybrid Cloud
4 18 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.41%) Clustering
5 7 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.93%) Freedom of Information
7 5 (2.44%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.44%) Freedom of Information Act
7 5 (2.44%) Lidar
8 4 (1.95%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.98%) Cybercrime
9 2 (0.98%) NHS
10 1 (0.49%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.49%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.49%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.49%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.49%) Shadow IT
10 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 72 (35.12%) Windows Server
2 66 (32.20%) Linux
3 64 (31.22%) Windows
4 62 (30.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (10.73%) Windows 10
5 22 (10.73%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.98%) CentOS
6 2 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.98%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (30.73%) Security Monitoring
2 60 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (24.39%) Mentoring
4 40 (19.51%) Technical Architecture
5 36 (17.56%) Enterprise Architecture
5 36 (17.56%) TOGAF
6 34 (16.59%) Architectural Design
7 33 (16.10%) ArchiMate
8 32 (15.61%) ITIL
9 30 (14.63%) Test Automation
10 28 (13.66%) Project Management
11 26 (12.68%) Cybersecurity
11 26 (12.68%) Technical Leadership
12 25 (12.20%) IT Strategy
12 25 (12.20%) PRINCE2
13 24 (11.71%) Scrum
13 24 (11.71%) SDLC
14 23 (11.22%) Information Security
15 22 (10.73%) Network Design
15 22 (10.73%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.76%) C#
2 16 (7.80%) Java
3 14 (6.83%) Python
4 13 (6.34%) SQL
5 12 (5.85%) PowerShell
6 9 (4.39%) Ruby
7 7 (3.41%) C
7 7 (3.41%) Scala
8 5 (2.44%) MATLAB
8 5 (2.44%) R
9 4 (1.95%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.98%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.49%) C++
11 1 (0.49%) Go
Qualifications
1 95 (46.34%) Security Cleared
2 54 (26.34%) DV Cleared
3 25 (12.20%) Degree
4 24 (11.71%) SC Cleared
5 20 (9.76%) TOGAF Certification
6 17 (8.29%) CISA
6 17 (8.29%) CISM
6 17 (8.29%) CISSP
7 13 (6.34%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (4.88%) CCNA
8 10 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.93%) ISEB
9 6 (2.93%) ISTQB
10 5 (2.44%) APMP
10 5 (2.44%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (1.95%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.98%) CEH
12 2 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (16.59%) GDPR
2 30 (14.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (8.78%) PCI DSS
4 10 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 9 (4.39%) NIST
5 9 (4.39%) SLA
6 7 (3.41%) Data Quality
6 7 (3.41%) QA
7 4 (1.95%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.49%) NCSC
System Software
1 62 (30.24%) Active Directory
2 32 (15.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (11.22%) Virtual Desktop
4 10 (4.88%) Hyper-V
5 9 (4.39%) Firmware
5 9 (4.39%) XenApp
5 9 (4.39%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.44%) Docker
7 4 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 62 (30.24%) SCCM
1 62 (30.24%) SCOM
2 23 (11.22%) vRealize
3 10 (4.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 9 (4.39%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.98%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.98%) Terraform
Vendors
1 77 (37.56%) Microsoft
2 73 (35.61%) Cisco
3 34 (16.59%) VMware
4 10 (4.88%) Oracle
5 9 (4.39%) Citrix
6 8 (3.90%) Atlassian
6 8 (3.90%) Tableau
7 7 (3.41%) Google
7 7 (3.41%) Sparx
7 7 (3.41%) Talend
7 7 (3.41%) Teradata
8 6 (2.93%) Apple
8 6 (2.93%) SAP
9 4 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.98%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.49%) Blue Coat
11 1 (0.49%) Cognos
11 1 (0.49%) CommVault
11 1 (0.49%) IFS
11 1 (0.49%) JD Edwards