Period
to 23 May 2018

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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Loss Prevention
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 786 897 1053
Rank change year-on-year +111 +156 +66
Permanent jobs citing Data Loss Prevention 413 271 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 317 228 172
UK median annual salary £65,000 £63,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.96% +34.21% -5.00%
10th Percentile £43,250 £35,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £90,000 £79,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.77% +17.78% -10.00%

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.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 156,179 153,171 180,630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.87% 90.54% 89.99%
Number of salaries quoted 125,708 125,548 150,184
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

Data Loss Prevention
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Loss Prevention in the UK

Data Loss Prevention
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Loss Prevention.

Salary trend for Data Loss Prevention in the UK

Data Loss Prevention
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Loss Prevention over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Loss Prevention in the UK

Data Loss Prevention
Top 14 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 23 May 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
England +129 370 £65,000 - 32
London +73 220 £65,000 -7.14% 15
UK excluding London +49 190 £55,000 +3.77% 21
East of England +38 57 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Scotland -16 38 £65,000 +41.30% 4
South West +1 31 £45,000 +5.88% 1
North of England +15 27 £59,000 +2.61% 4
Midlands +23 21 £47,500 +2.70% 3
Yorkshire +39 15 £50,000 -
West Midlands +14 15 £47,500 +18.75% 2
South East -40 13 £48,750 -18.75% 3
North West +11 12 £59,000 -7.45% 4
East Midlands +17 6 £58,750 +6.82% 1
Wales +8 3 £70,000 +115.38%

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, IT jobs citing Data Loss Prevention 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 with a requirement for Data Loss Prevention.

1 268 (64.89%) SIEM
2 248 (60.05%) Firewall
3 229 (55.45%) Cybersecurity
4 202 (48.91%) Security Operations
5 198 (47.94%) Information Security
6 170 (41.16%) CISSP
7 162 (39.23%) Vulnerability Management
8 153 (37.05%) Network Security
9 115 (27.85%) CISM
10 106 (25.67%) Windows
11 101 (24.46%) Microsoft
12 98 (23.73%) Active Directory
12 98 (23.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 93 (22.52%) ITIL
14 92 (22.28%) PKI
15 91 (22.03%) Security Operations Centre
16 84 (20.34%) Threat Management
17 83 (20.10%) Risk Management
18 82 (19.85%) Security Architecture
19 81 (19.61%) Splunk
20 78 (18.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
21 76 (18.40%) Identity Access Management
22 73 (17.68%) Office 365
23 72 (17.43%) Finance
24 71 (17.19%) Intrusion Detection
24 71 (17.19%) Windows Server
25 70 (16.95%) Vulnerability Scanning
26 69 (16.71%) Data Protection
27 63 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
27 63 (15.25%) TCP/IP

Data Loss Prevention
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 41 (9.93%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.21%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 33 (7.99%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (4.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 73 (17.68%) Office 365
2 61 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (12.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (5.57%) Mimecast
5 18 (4.36%) OneDrive
6 11 (2.66%) IaaS
7 9 (2.18%) PaaS
8 8 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 248 (60.05%) Firewall
2 153 (37.05%) Network Security
3 71 (17.19%) Intrusion Detection
4 63 (15.25%) TCP/IP
5 23 (5.57%) DKIM
5 23 (5.57%) DMARC
6 20 (4.84%) Wireshark
7 19 (4.60%) DNS
8 17 (4.12%) VPN
9 12 (2.91%) Internet
10 11 (2.66%) WAN
11 10 (2.42%) DHCP
11 10 (2.42%) LAN
11 10 (2.42%) MPLS
12 9 (2.18%) Wireless
13 8 (1.94%) DMZ
13 8 (1.94%) Multicast
13 8 (1.94%) SSL
14 6 (1.45%) IPsec
14 6 (1.45%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.21%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.24%) MySQL
3 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.24%) AutoIt
1 1 (0.24%) JIRA
General
1 72 (17.43%) Finance
2 30 (7.26%) Banking
3 16 (3.87%) Retail
4 12 (2.91%) Law
5 6 (1.45%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.73%) Automotive
6 3 (0.73%) Games
6 3 (0.73%) Legal
6 3 (0.73%) Marketing
7 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 96 (23.24%) Consultant
2 87 (21.07%) Security Consultant
3 78 (18.89%) Analyst
4 68 (16.46%) Security Analyst
5 65 (15.74%) Security Engineer
6 56 (13.56%) Security Manager
7 54 (13.08%) IT Consultant
7 54 (13.08%) IT Security Consultant
8 42 (10.17%) Architect
9 41 (9.93%) Security Architect
10 31 (7.51%) Senior Consultant
10 31 (7.51%) Senior Security Consultant
11 28 (6.78%) Senior IT Consultant
11 28 (6.78%) Senior IT Security Consultant
12 24 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 24 (5.81%) IT Manager
13 23 (5.57%) IT Analyst
13 23 (5.57%) IT Security Analyst
13 23 (5.57%) IT Security Manager
14 22 (5.33%) SIEM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.08%) Web Services
2 9 (2.18%) SAML
3 8 (1.94%) OAuth
4 3 (0.73%) LDAP
5 1 (0.24%) .NET
5 1 (0.24%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 92 (22.28%) PKI
2 91 (22.03%) Security Operations Centre
3 78 (18.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 59 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (12.59%) Management Information System
6 37 (8.96%) Data Protection Act
7 21 (5.08%) Hybrid Cloud
8 19 (4.60%) Cyberattack
9 17 (4.12%) Public Cloud
10 16 (3.87%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 12 (2.91%) Cyber Defence
12 11 (2.66%) Cyberthreat
12 11 (2.66%) Data Centre
12 11 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
13 10 (2.42%) Mobile Computing
14 8 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
14 8 (1.94%) Private Cloud
15 5 (1.21%) Virtual Team
16 4 (0.97%) BYOD
17 3 (0.73%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 106 (25.67%) Windows
2 71 (17.19%) Windows Server
3 53 (12.83%) Linux
4 23 (5.57%) Apple iOS
4 23 (5.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (5.08%) Mac OS X
6 12 (2.91%) Unix
7 3 (0.73%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.73%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.48%) AIX
8 2 (0.48%) Android
8 2 (0.48%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (64.89%) SIEM
2 229 (55.45%) Cybersecurity
3 202 (48.91%) Security Operations
4 198 (47.94%) Information Security
5 162 (39.23%) Vulnerability Management
6 93 (22.52%) ITIL
7 84 (20.34%) Threat Management
8 83 (20.10%) Risk Management
9 82 (19.85%) Security Architecture
10 76 (18.40%) Identity Access Management
11 70 (16.95%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 69 (16.71%) Data Protection
13 57 (13.80%) Threat Detection
14 53 (12.83%) Penetration Testing
15 49 (11.86%) Security Management
16 48 (11.62%) Agile Software Development
17 39 (9.44%) Event Correlation
18 38 (9.20%) Migration
19 37 (8.96%) DRM
20 35 (8.47%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (10.17%) PowerShell
2 16 (3.87%) Python
2 16 (3.87%) Ruby
3 15 (3.63%) Bash Shell
3 15 (3.63%) Bourne shell
3 15 (3.63%) C#
3 15 (3.63%) Korn
3 15 (3.63%) Perl
4 8 (1.94%) SQL
5 7 (1.69%) C
6 1 (0.24%) Go
6 1 (0.24%) PHP
6 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 170 (41.16%) CISSP
2 115 (27.85%) CISM
3 63 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
4 60 (14.53%) CISA
5 52 (12.59%) SANS
5 52 (12.59%) SSCP
6 45 (10.90%) GIAC
7 44 (10.65%) CCNP
8 43 (10.41%) Degree
9 42 (10.17%) CSSLP
10 36 (8.72%) MCSE
10 36 (8.72%) Microsoft Certification
11 33 (7.99%) CCIE
12 31 (7.51%) Security Cleared
13 29 (7.02%) CCIE Security
13 29 (7.02%) CCSP
14 27 (6.54%) CCNA
15 26 (6.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 26 (6.30%) CompTIA Security+
16 25 (6.05%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (23.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (10.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 40 (9.69%) PCI DSS
4 38 (9.20%) GDPR
5 36 (8.72%) COBIT
6 12 (2.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (2.42%) ISO 9001
8 9 (2.18%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (2.18%) QA
9 2 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.48%) IFRS
9 2 (0.48%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.48%) ISO 31000
9 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.48%) SLA
9 2 (0.48%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.24%) FISMA
10 1 (0.24%) NIST 800
System Software
1 98 (23.73%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.33%) Virtual Desktop
3 21 (5.08%) BitLocker
3 21 (5.08%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.94%) Snort
5 6 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.48%) NFS
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.24%) XenApp
7 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 49 (11.86%) QRadar
2 27 (6.54%) SCOM
3 25 (6.05%) SCCM
4 21 (5.08%) SCVMM
5 16 (3.87%) RSA Security Analytics
6 13 (3.15%) Single Sign-On
7 10 (2.42%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (1.45%) RSA enVision
9 6 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.73%) Nessus
12 2 (0.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
13 1 (0.24%) PowerCLI
13 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 101 (24.46%) Microsoft
2 81 (19.61%) Splunk
3 59 (14.29%) Qualys
4 46 (11.14%) Cisco
5 44 (10.65%) Symantec
6 43 (10.41%) McAfee
7 34 (8.23%) Forcepoint
8 23 (5.57%) Apple
8 23 (5.57%) Red Hat
9 20 (4.84%) VMware
10 12 (2.91%) Juniper
10 12 (2.91%) Sophos
11 11 (2.66%) F5
12 8 (1.94%) LogRhythm
13 6 (1.45%) FireEye
13 6 (1.45%) Palo Alto
14 5 (1.21%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.21%) Lumension
14 5 (1.21%) Varonis
14 5 (1.21%) WorldPay