Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Loss Prevention
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 832 843 1094
Rank change year-on-year +11 +251 -12
Permanent jobs citing Data Loss Prevention 371 342 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.20% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.22% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 272 258 165
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +30.00% +2.83%
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,000 £39,050
90th Percentile £92,250 £90,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%

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 156,623 156,367 187,175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.54% 88.84%
Number of salaries quoted 126,956 128,832 155,017
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,250 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +41 346 £65,000 - 38
London -5 190 £70,000 - 19
UK excluding London +72 171 £50,000 +5.26% 22
East of England - 41 £50,000 - 4
South West +33 40 £37,500 -11.76% 2
North of England +27 34 £51,500 +10.75% 5
South East 0 30 £52,500 -4.55% 5
Yorkshire +40 26 £50,000 +17.65% 3
Scotland -44 10 £55,000 +19.57% 1
Midlands -6 9 £51,250 -2.38% 3
West Midlands +1 8 £47,500 -9.52% 2
North West -17 8 £65,000 +38.30% 1
Wales +15 7 £50,000 +53.85% 2
East Midlands - 1 £65,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 212 (57.14%) CISSP
2 211 (56.87%) Information Security
3 207 (55.80%) SIEM
4 184 (49.60%) Cybersecurity
5 173 (46.63%) Firewall
6 171 (46.09%) CISM
7 128 (34.50%) Vulnerability Management
8 121 (32.61%) Windows
9 120 (32.35%) Microsoft
10 116 (31.27%) Active Directory
11 115 (31.00%) Security Operations
12 110 (29.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 107 (28.84%) Data Protection
14 101 (27.22%) Network Security
15 100 (26.95%) ITIL
16 98 (26.42%) CISA
17 94 (25.34%) Finance
18 89 (23.99%) Office 365
19 82 (22.10%) Security Architecture
19 82 (22.10%) Risk Management
20 76 (20.49%) Penetration Testing
21 74 (19.95%) TCP/IP
21 74 (19.95%) Windows Server
22 73 (19.68%) Microsoft Azure
23 72 (19.41%) GIAC
24 69 (18.60%) SharePoint
24 69 (18.60%) PowerShell
25 68 (18.33%) Identity Access Management
26 67 (18.06%) Linux
27 66 (17.79%) Management Information System

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 69 (18.60%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.50%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.27%) CMS
Applications
1 51 (13.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 40 (10.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 89 (23.99%) Office 365
2 73 (19.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (17.52%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (10.51%) OneDrive
5 17 (4.58%) Mimecast
6 10 (2.70%) IaaS
7 9 (2.43%) PaaS
8 7 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 173 (46.63%) Firewall
2 101 (27.22%) Network Security
3 74 (19.95%) TCP/IP
4 55 (14.82%) Intrusion Detection
5 20 (5.39%) VPN
6 17 (4.58%) DKIM
6 17 (4.58%) DMARC
6 17 (4.58%) Internet
7 14 (3.77%) LAN
7 14 (3.77%) WAN
8 13 (3.50%) DNS
8 13 (3.50%) Skype
9 11 (2.96%) DHCP
9 11 (2.96%) DMZ
9 11 (2.96%) Multicast
10 8 (2.16%) MPLS
11 7 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (1.35%) BGP
12 5 (1.35%) OSPF
13 4 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.81%) Power BI
3 2 (0.54%) EDRMS
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.27%) Big Data
4 1 (0.27%) MySQL
General
1 94 (25.34%) Finance
2 56 (15.09%) Banking
3 21 (5.66%) Law
4 17 (4.58%) Retail
5 15 (4.04%) Legal
6 7 (1.89%) Marketing
7 5 (1.35%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.54%) Electronics
8 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 65 (17.52%) Security Engineer
2 59 (15.90%) Security Manager
3 53 (14.29%) Analyst
4 49 (13.21%) Security Analyst
5 45 (12.13%) Consultant
6 39 (10.51%) Architect
7 37 (9.97%) Security Architect
8 34 (9.16%) Security Consultant
9 27 (7.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 25 (6.74%) Cloud Engineer
10 25 (6.74%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 25 (6.74%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 24 (6.47%) Information Security Manager
12 22 (5.93%) Information Manager
12 22 (5.93%) IT Analyst
12 22 (5.93%) Risk Manager
13 21 (5.66%) Information Risk Manager
14 20 (5.39%) Information Analyst
14 20 (5.39%) Information Security Analyst
14 20 (5.39%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.74%) Web Services
2 8 (2.16%) OAuth
2 8 (2.16%) SAML
3 1 (0.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 66 (17.79%) Management Information System
2 46 (12.40%) Data Protection Act
3 41 (11.05%) PKI
4 39 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (7.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 26 (7.01%) Security Operations Centre
7 25 (6.74%) Hybrid Cloud
8 20 (5.39%) Mobile Computing
9 19 (5.12%) Cyberthreat
10 11 (2.96%) Cyberattack
11 10 (2.70%) Public Cloud
12 8 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (2.16%) Private Cloud
12 8 (2.16%) Smart Meter
13 7 (1.89%) Cyber Defence
14 6 (1.62%) Data Centre
15 4 (1.08%) BYOD
15 4 (1.08%) Driving Licence
16 3 (0.81%) Computer Science
17 2 (0.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 121 (32.61%) Windows
2 74 (19.95%) Windows Server
3 67 (18.06%) Linux
4 28 (7.55%) Apple iOS
4 28 (7.55%) Mac OS X
4 28 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (4.04%) Unix
6 8 (2.16%) Windows 10
6 8 (2.16%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.54%) AIX
9 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (56.87%) Information Security
2 207 (55.80%) SIEM
3 184 (49.60%) Cybersecurity
4 128 (34.50%) Vulnerability Management
5 115 (31.00%) Security Operations
6 107 (28.84%) Data Protection
7 100 (26.95%) ITIL
8 82 (22.10%) Risk Management
8 82 (22.10%) Security Architecture
9 76 (20.49%) Penetration Testing
10 68 (18.33%) Identity Access Management
11 65 (17.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 58 (15.63%) Security Management
13 54 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
14 52 (14.02%) Threat Detection
15 51 (13.75%) DRM
16 48 (12.94%) Incident Management
17 40 (10.78%) CRM
18 37 (9.97%) Migration
19 35 (9.43%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (18.60%) PowerShell
2 37 (9.97%) Python
3 36 (9.70%) Perl
4 35 (9.43%) Ruby
5 34 (9.16%) Bash Shell
5 34 (9.16%) Bourne shell
5 34 (9.16%) C#
5 34 (9.16%) Korn
6 2 (0.54%) SQL
7 1 (0.27%) C
7 1 (0.27%) Go
7 1 (0.27%) PHP
7 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 212 (57.14%) CISSP
2 171 (46.09%) CISM
3 98 (26.42%) CISA
4 72 (19.41%) GIAC
5 52 (14.02%) Degree
5 52 (14.02%) SSCP
6 49 (13.21%) SANS
7 43 (11.59%) Security Cleared
8 36 (9.70%) CSSLP
9 32 (8.63%) Cisco Certification
10 26 (7.01%) CompTIA Security+
11 25 (6.74%) CEH
12 20 (5.39%) CRISC
13 19 (5.12%) CCNP
14 17 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
15 16 (4.31%) CCIE
15 16 (4.31%) CCIE Security
15 16 (4.31%) CCNA
16 15 (4.04%) MCSE
17 12 (3.23%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (29.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (15.90%) GDPR
3 45 (12.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 31 (8.36%) COBIT
5 26 (7.01%) PCI DSS
6 11 (2.96%) ISO 9001
7 7 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (1.35%) QA
9 4 (1.08%) ISO 31000
10 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.54%) IFRS
11 2 (0.54%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (0.54%) SLA
11 2 (0.54%) Solvency II
System Software
1 116 (31.27%) Active Directory
2 25 (6.74%) BitLocker
2 25 (6.74%) Hyper-V
2 25 (6.74%) Virtual Desktop
3 12 (3.23%) Snort
4 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (9.16%) SCOM
2 29 (7.82%) SCCM
3 25 (6.74%) SCVMM
4 15 (4.04%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (2.96%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (2.43%) RSA enVision
6 9 (2.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (1.62%) FTK
7 6 (1.62%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.54%) QRadar
10 2 (0.54%) RSA Security Analytics
11 1 (0.27%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 1 (0.27%) Nessus
11 1 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 120 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 50 (13.48%) McAfee
3 40 (10.78%) Forcepoint
3 40 (10.78%) Symantec
4 34 (9.16%) Cisco
5 29 (7.82%) Apple
6 21 (5.66%) Sophos
7 19 (5.12%) Varonis
8 12 (3.23%) F5
9 11 (2.96%) ArcSight
9 11 (2.96%) Qualys
9 11 (2.96%) VMware
10 10 (2.70%) Red Hat
11 9 (2.43%) Palo Alto
11 9 (2.43%) Sourcefire
12 7 (1.89%) FireEye
13 5 (1.35%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.35%) Juniper
13 5 (1.35%) Splunk
14 4 (1.08%) Fortinet