Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Loss Prevention
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 877 839 1055
Rank change year-on-year -38 +216 +58
Permanent jobs citing Data Loss Prevention 320 384 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.21% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.23% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 239 284 176
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +13.64% +15.79%
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,875 £41,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £50,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% -5.66% +17.78%

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 161594 165322 191692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.43% 88.89%
Number of salaries quoted 128097 137067 158609
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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 -7 299 £60,000 -4.00% 15
London -46 156 £65,000 -10.34% 10
UK excluding London 0 152 £48,000 -4.00% 5
South East +6 39 £52,500 +5.00% 1
East of England +34 38 £50,000 +8.70% 1
South West +32 31 £41,750 +12.84% 1
North of England +3 27 £53,000 +36.77% 1
Yorkshire +23 16 £53,000 +11.58% 1
North West -20 11 £65,750 +75.33%
Midlands -4 7 £45,000 -14.29% 1
West Midlands -6 6 £35,000 -33.33% 1
Scotland -34 6 £42,500 -5.56%
Wales +16 5 £47,500 -42.42%
East Midlands +27 1 £55,000 +29.41%

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT jobs citing Data Loss Prevention also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Data Loss Prevention.

1 208 (65.00%) Information Security
2 200 (62.50%) CISSP
3 180 (56.25%) SIEM
4 172 (53.75%) Cybersecurity
4 172 (53.75%) CISM
5 159 (49.69%) Firewall
6 134 (41.88%) Windows
7 133 (41.56%) Data Protection
8 121 (37.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 120 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
10 119 (37.19%) Active Directory
11 107 (33.44%) ITIL
12 101 (31.56%) Penetration Testing
13 93 (29.06%) TCP/IP
13 93 (29.06%) Security Architecture
14 91 (28.44%) Security Operations
15 90 (28.13%) Windows Server
16 88 (27.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 87 (27.19%) Linux
18 84 (26.25%) Microsoft
19 81 (25.31%) Finance
20 78 (24.38%) CISA
21 75 (23.44%) DRM
22 72 (22.50%) Data Protection Act
23 71 (22.19%) Network Security
23 71 (22.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
24 65 (20.31%) Banking
25 64 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
26 63 (19.69%) Risk Management
27 60 (18.75%) 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 48 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.44%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.31%) CMS
Applications
1 41 (12.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 26 (8.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 57 (17.81%) Office 365
2 51 (15.94%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (15.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (8.13%) OneDrive
4 9 (2.81%) Mimecast
5 7 (2.19%) IaaS
6 5 (1.56%) PaaS
7 4 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 159 (49.69%) Firewall
2 93 (29.06%) TCP/IP
3 71 (22.19%) Network Security
4 38 (11.88%) Intrusion Detection
5 20 (6.25%) Internet
6 18 (5.63%) VPN
7 11 (3.44%) LAN
7 11 (3.44%) Skype
7 11 (3.44%) WAN
8 9 (2.81%) DKIM
8 9 (2.81%) DMARC
9 7 (2.19%) DMZ
9 7 (2.19%) DNS
9 7 (2.19%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (1.88%) DHCP
10 6 (1.88%) MPLS
10 6 (1.88%) Multicast
11 5 (1.56%) BGP
11 5 (1.56%) IPsec
11 5 (1.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.94%) Power BI
3 2 (0.63%) EDRMS
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.31%) Big Data
General
1 81 (25.31%) Finance
2 65 (20.31%) Banking
3 19 (5.94%) Retail
4 16 (5.00%) Law
5 12 (3.75%) Legal
6 11 (3.44%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.25%) Marketing
8 2 (0.63%) Advertising
8 2 (0.63%) Arabic Language
8 2 (0.63%) Electronics
8 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.63%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.31%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 63 (19.69%) Analyst
3 59 (18.44%) Security Analyst
4 49 (15.31%) Security Manager
5 47 (14.69%) IT Engineer
5 47 (14.69%) IT Security Engineer
6 33 (10.31%) Consultant
7 32 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
8 29 (9.06%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 29 (9.06%) IT Analyst
9 27 (8.44%) Information Analyst
9 27 (8.44%) Information Security Analyst
10 26 (8.13%) IT Security Analyst
11 24 (7.50%) Architect
11 24 (7.50%) Security Consultant
12 23 (7.19%) Operations Analyst
12 23 (7.19%) Security Operations Analyst
13 22 (6.88%) Security Architect
14 21 (6.56%) IT Operations Analyst
15 20 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.63%) Web Services
2 4 (1.25%) OAuth
2 4 (1.25%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 72 (22.50%) Data Protection Act
2 60 (18.75%) Management Information System
3 31 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (8.13%) PKI
5 24 (7.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 18 (5.63%) Hybrid Cloud
7 16 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
8 12 (3.75%) Mobile Computing
9 8 (2.50%) Smart Meter
10 6 (1.88%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.56%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.25%) BYOD
12 4 (1.25%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.94%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.94%) Public Cloud
14 2 (0.63%) CESG
14 2 (0.63%) CESG CLAS
14 2 (0.63%) Computer Science
14 2 (0.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 134 (41.88%) Windows
2 90 (28.13%) Windows Server
3 87 (27.19%) Linux
4 34 (10.63%) Apple iOS
4 34 (10.63%) Mac OS X
5 21 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (4.38%) Unix
7 10 (3.13%) Windows 10
7 10 (3.13%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (65.00%) Information Security
2 180 (56.25%) SIEM
3 172 (53.75%) Cybersecurity
4 133 (41.56%) Data Protection
5 120 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
6 107 (33.44%) ITIL
7 101 (31.56%) Penetration Testing
8 93 (29.06%) Security Architecture
9 91 (28.44%) Security Operations
10 88 (27.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 75 (23.44%) DRM
12 64 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
13 63 (19.69%) Risk Management
14 47 (14.69%) Incident Management
15 44 (13.75%) Security Management
16 37 (11.56%) Identity Access Management
17 31 (9.69%) Information Security Management
18 30 (9.38%) Threat Detection
19 29 (9.06%) Risk Assessment
20 26 (8.13%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 48 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 25 (7.81%) Python
3 24 (7.50%) Perl
4 23 (7.19%) C#
5 22 (6.88%) Bash Shell
5 22 (6.88%) Bourne shell
5 22 (6.88%) Korn
5 22 (6.88%) Ruby
6 2 (0.63%) SQL
7 1 (0.31%) Java
7 1 (0.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 200 (62.50%) CISSP
2 172 (53.75%) CISM
3 78 (24.38%) CISA
4 51 (15.94%) GIAC
5 40 (12.50%) Degree
6 35 (10.94%) Security Cleared
7 34 (10.63%) SSCP
8 32 (10.00%) SANS
9 23 (7.19%) CSSLP
10 20 (6.25%) CompTIA Security+
10 20 (6.25%) Security+ Certification
11 18 (5.63%) CEH
12 15 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (4.06%) CRISC
14 12 (3.75%) ISEB
15 9 (2.81%) CCNP
15 9 (2.81%) DV Cleared
16 8 (2.50%) CISMP
17 7 (2.19%) CCNA
17 7 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (37.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 71 (22.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 42 (13.13%) GDPR
4 15 (4.69%) COBIT
5 14 (4.38%) PCI DSS
6 6 (1.88%) SLA
7 5 (1.56%) ISO 9001
7 5 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.63%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 119 (37.19%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.63%) BitLocker
2 18 (5.63%) Hyper-V
2 18 (5.63%) Virtual Desktop
3 8 (2.50%) Snort
Systems Management
1 23 (7.19%) SCOM
2 21 (6.56%) SCCM
3 18 (5.63%) SCVMM
4 14 (4.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (2.81%) FTK
6 6 (1.88%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 5 (1.56%) RSA enVision
7 5 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.63%) QRadar
11 1 (0.31%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 1 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 84 (26.25%) Microsoft
2 38 (11.88%) McAfee
3 37 (11.56%) Symantec
4 34 (10.63%) Apple
5 29 (9.06%) Forcepoint
6 20 (6.25%) Cisco
7 16 (5.00%) Sophos
7 16 (5.00%) Varonis
8 9 (2.81%) ArcSight
9 6 (1.88%) F5
9 6 (1.88%) Qualys
10 5 (1.56%) FireEye
10 5 (1.56%) Palo Alto
10 5 (1.56%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.56%) Sourcefire
10 5 (1.56%) VMware
11 4 (1.25%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.94%) Fortinet
12 3 (0.94%) Kaspersky
12 3 (0.94%) SAP