Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
UK

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Data Loss Prevention skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Loss Prevention over the 6 months to 4 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
4 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 607 660 648
Rank change year-on-year +53 -12 -60
Permanent jobs citing Data Loss Prevention 235 397 583
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.36% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.37% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 173 276 431
10th Percentile £35,250 £46,125 £41,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £54,688 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -14.81% +3.85% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £84,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £89,000 £103,125 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £70,000 £58,000
% change year-on-year -25.00% +20.69% -3.33%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

Data Loss Prevention 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 72,159 106,312 135,286
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 88.20% 95.60% 95.17%
Number of salaries quoted 53,246 63,311 81,825
10th Percentile £29,440 £34,500 £33,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,639 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +5.77% +9.47%

Data Loss Prevention
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Loss Prevention as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Loss Prevention in the UK

Data Loss Prevention
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Loss Prevention.

Salary trend for Data Loss Prevention in the UK

Data Loss Prevention
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Loss Prevention over the 6 months to 4 March 2024.

Salary histogram for Data Loss Prevention in the UK

Data Loss Prevention
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Loss Prevention within the UK over the 6 months to 4 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England +60 207 £57,500 -14.81% 73
London +74 114 £60,000 -11.11% 40
UK excluding London +61 104 £52,500 -25.00% 36
Work from Home +82 86 £60,000 -20.00% 138
East of England +66 27 £42,500 -22.73% 3
North of England +69 20 £56,500 -11.02% 7
Midlands +51 15 £41,250 -42.11% 5
West Midlands +49 14 £41,250 -43.49% 2
Wales +10 14 £94,750 +191.54%
South West +32 13 £50,000 -2.44% 6
Yorkshire +85 12 £56,500 -30.46% 3
South East +61 11 £52,500 -32.26% 9
North West +29 8 £47,500 -5.00% 4
Scotland -24 4 £52,500 -38.24% 4
East Midlands -5 1 - - 3

Data Loss Prevention
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (15.74%) SharePoint
2 32 (13.62%) Microsoft Exchange
3 1 (0.43%) nginx
3 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 96 (40.85%) Azure
2 69 (29.36%) Microsoft 365
3 45 (19.15%) AWS
4 25 (10.64%) Azure Sentinel
5 24 (10.21%) Entra ID
6 23 (9.79%) Microsoft Purview
7 22 (9.36%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (6.81%) Azure DevOps
9 13 (5.53%) Power Platform
10 10 (4.26%) IaaS
11 9 (3.83%) OneDrive
11 9 (3.83%) PowerApps
11 9 (3.83%) SaaS
12 7 (2.98%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (2.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 6 (2.55%) PaaS
14 5 (2.13%) Azure Service Bus
14 5 (2.13%) GCP
14 5 (2.13%) Mimecast
15 4 (1.70%) AWS Direct Connect
Communications & Networking
1 68 (28.94%) Firewall
2 50 (21.28%) TCP/IP
3 49 (20.85%) Network Security
4 34 (14.47%) WAN
5 32 (13.62%) LAN
6 26 (11.06%) DNS
7 23 (9.79%) VPN
8 17 (7.23%) DHCP
9 15 (6.38%) Wireshark
10 14 (5.96%) Internet
11 12 (5.11%) FTP
11 12 (5.11%) HTTP
11 12 (5.11%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (5.11%) SMTP
11 12 (5.11%) Sourcefire
12 6 (2.55%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (2.55%) Wireless
13 4 (1.70%) SD-WAN
13 4 (1.70%) WLAN
14 3 (1.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.98%) Power BI
2 6 (2.55%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (1.28%) Data Lake
3 3 (1.28%) MySQL
4 2 (0.85%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.43%) Big Data
5 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.43%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.43%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 3 (1.28%) JIRA
2 1 (0.43%) Git
2 1 (0.43%) GitLab
2 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
General
1 67 (28.51%) Finance
2 50 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (19.15%) Social Skills
4 14 (5.96%) Games
5 10 (4.26%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.83%) Legal
7 7 (2.98%) Law
8 6 (2.55%) Retail
9 4 (1.70%) Influencing Skills
9 4 (1.70%) Presentation Skills
10 3 (1.28%) Banking
10 3 (1.28%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.85%) Advertising
11 2 (0.85%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.85%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.43%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.43%) French Language
12 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 72 (30.64%) Analyst
2 44 (18.72%) Security Engineer
3 43 (18.30%) Senior
4 36 (15.32%) Security Analyst
5 34 (14.47%) IT Engineer
6 21 (8.94%) Architect
7 16 (6.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (6.81%) IT Analyst
7 16 (6.81%) Security Architect
7 16 (6.81%) Security Manager
7 16 (6.81%) Senior Analyst
8 15 (6.38%) Senior IT Engineer
9 14 (5.96%) Information Analyst
9 14 (5.96%) Information Security Analyst
9 14 (5.96%) Risk Analyst
9 14 (5.96%) Senior Security Engineer
9 14 (5.96%) SOC Analyst
10 13 (5.53%) Information Security Engineer
10 13 (5.53%) IT Security Engineer
10 13 (5.53%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.11%) LDAP
2 3 (1.28%) Velocity
3 2 (0.85%) ARM Templates
3 2 (0.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 43 (18.30%) Security Operations Centre
2 39 (16.60%) Management Information System
3 26 (11.06%) Onboarding
4 20 (8.51%) Cyber Threat
5 18 (7.66%) PKI
5 18 (7.66%) Security Posture
6 13 (5.53%) Analytical Mindset
6 13 (5.53%) Data Protection Act
7 11 (4.68%) Replication
8 7 (2.98%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.98%) Insider Threat
8 7 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (2.55%) iPad
9 6 (2.55%) Public Cloud
10 5 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.70%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.70%) Cloud Security Posture
11 4 (1.70%) Operational Technology
12 3 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 63 (26.81%) Windows
2 34 (14.47%) Windows Server
3 23 (9.79%) Windows 10
4 20 (8.51%) Windows Server 2016
5 17 (7.23%) Apple iOS
6 16 (6.81%) Windows Server 2019
7 15 (6.38%) Android
8 11 (4.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (4.26%) Linux
10 8 (3.40%) Mac OS X
11 6 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.28%) Unix
13 2 (0.85%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.85%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.43%) CentOS
14 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (53.19%) Cybersecurity
2 91 (38.72%) SIEM
3 80 (34.04%) Information Security
4 66 (28.09%) Security Operations
5 56 (23.83%) Problem-Solving
6 54 (22.98%) Cloud Security
7 49 (20.85%) Vulnerability Management
8 36 (15.32%) Cryptography
9 34 (14.47%) Process Improvement
9 34 (14.47%) Risk Management
10 33 (14.04%) Roadmaps
11 31 (13.19%) Data Protection
12 30 (12.77%) Identity Access Management
13 29 (12.34%) Kalman Filter
14 25 (10.64%) Incident Response
14 25 (10.64%) Security Management
15 24 (10.21%) ITIL
15 24 (10.21%) Threat Intelligence
15 24 (10.21%) Time Management
16 22 (9.36%) Agile
Programming Languages
1 38 (16.17%) PowerShell
2 18 (7.66%) SQL
3 17 (7.23%) Python
4 12 (5.11%) Bash
5 3 (1.28%) Kusto Query Language
6 2 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 78 (33.19%) Degree
2 56 (23.83%) CISSP
3 23 (9.79%) CISA
4 21 (8.94%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (8.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 19 (8.09%) CEH
6 19 (8.09%) Security Cleared
7 18 (7.66%) CCSP
8 17 (7.23%) CISM
8 17 (7.23%) ISACA
8 17 (7.23%) SANS
9 16 (6.81%) CRISC
9 16 (6.81%) SSCP
10 14 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (5.96%) SC Cleared
11 12 (5.11%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (5.11%) MCSA
12 11 (4.68%) CREST Certified
13 9 (3.83%) Master's Degree
14 8 (3.40%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (22.55%) NIST
2 43 (18.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (11.06%) GDPR
4 24 (10.21%) Cyber Essentials
4 24 (10.21%) PCI DSS
5 21 (8.94%) QA
5 21 (8.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (2.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 5 (2.13%) GRC
7 5 (2.13%) HIPAA
8 4 (1.70%) SOC 2
8 4 (1.70%) TickIT
9 3 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.85%) NCSC
11 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.43%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (18.72%) Active Directory
2 30 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (10.64%) Virtual Desktop
4 16 (6.81%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.28%) Docker
7 3 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.85%) vSphere
9 1 (0.43%) Snort
Systems Management
1 22 (9.36%) Microsoft Intune
2 16 (6.81%) CASB
3 14 (5.96%) Nmap
4 12 (5.11%) FortiGate
5 10 (4.26%) Terraform
6 8 (3.40%) Kubernetes
7 5 (2.13%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 4 (1.70%) Progress Chef
8 4 (1.70%) Puppet
9 3 (1.28%) HP Fortify
9 3 (1.28%) SCCM
10 2 (0.85%) Ansible
10 2 (0.85%) Nagios
10 2 (0.85%) Nessus
10 2 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.85%) QRadar
10 2 (0.85%) WSUS
11 1 (0.43%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.43%) vMotion
Vendors
1 101 (42.98%) Microsoft
2 33 (14.04%) VMware
3 32 (13.62%) Splunk
4 27 (11.49%) Cisco
5 23 (9.79%) Qualys
6 16 (6.81%) CheckPoint
6 16 (6.81%) F5
7 14 (5.96%) Citrix
7 14 (5.96%) Rapid7
7 14 (5.96%) Thycotic
7 14 (5.96%) Trend Micro
8 12 (5.11%) ArcSight
8 12 (5.11%) IBM
8 12 (5.11%) Juniper
8 12 (5.11%) TippingPoint
9 11 (4.68%) Bloomberg
9 11 (4.68%) FactSet
9 11 (4.68%) MobileIron
9 11 (4.68%) Okta
9 11 (4.68%) Refinitiv