Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Loss Prevention
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 736 939 970
Rank change year-on-year +203 +31 +143
Permanent jobs citing Data Loss Prevention 470 248 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 341 206 252
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +30.00% -9.91%
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £34,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £90,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £59,000 £57,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year +2.61% +26.37% -17.27%

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 154,533 162,008 180,181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.12% 91.53% 90.80%
Number of salaries quoted 123,110 128,969 150,343
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +172 403 £60,000 -4.00% 35
UK excluding London +193 269 £59,000 +2.61% 18
London +89 188 £65,000 - 19
East of England +102 109 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Scotland +45 57 £65,000 +49.43% 2
North of England +52 41 £60,000 +2.13% 6
North West +51 39 £60,000 -7.69% 1
Midlands +37 30 £52,500 +31.25% 3
South West -2 23 £45,000 -18.18% 3
West Midlands +37 16 £47,500 +18.75% 3
East Midlands +25 14 £62,500 +13.64%
South East -26 8 £50,000 -16.67%
Yorkshire +25 2 £45,500 -20.87% 5
Wales - 1 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 331 (70.43%) SIEM
2 300 (63.83%) Cybersecurity
3 263 (55.96%) Firewall
4 245 (52.13%) Security Operations
5 206 (43.83%) Information Security
6 188 (40.00%) CISSP
7 164 (34.89%) Vulnerability Management
8 163 (34.68%) Network Security
9 150 (31.91%) Splunk
10 147 (31.28%) Security Operations Centre
11 142 (30.21%) PKI
12 140 (29.79%) Windows
13 121 (25.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 117 (24.89%) Risk Management
15 112 (23.83%) Threat Management
16 106 (22.55%) Qualys
17 104 (22.13%) Microsoft
18 98 (20.85%) Cisco Certification
19 96 (20.43%) QRadar
20 95 (20.21%) CISM
21 91 (19.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 89 (18.94%) Linux
23 88 (18.72%) ITIL
24 87 (18.51%) Penetration Testing
25 84 (17.87%) Finance
26 83 (17.66%) Symantec
27 77 (16.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 74 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
29 71 (15.11%) Intrusion Detection
30 70 (14.89%) Active Directory

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 21 (4.47%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.43%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (4.89%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 56 (11.91%) Office 365
2 47 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (5.74%) Mimecast
5 6 (1.28%) OneDrive
6 4 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.21%) IaaS
8 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 263 (55.96%) Firewall
2 163 (34.68%) Network Security
3 71 (15.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 40 (8.51%) Wireshark
5 37 (7.87%) TCP/IP
6 27 (5.74%) DKIM
6 27 (5.74%) DMARC
7 13 (2.77%) DNS
7 13 (2.77%) VPN
8 9 (1.91%) Internet
9 8 (1.70%) Wireless
10 7 (1.49%) MPLS
10 7 (1.49%) SSL
11 5 (1.06%) HTTP
12 3 (0.64%) IPsec
12 3 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (0.64%) VLAN
12 3 (0.64%) VoIP
13 2 (0.43%) SAN
13 2 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.55%) Big Data
3 6 (1.28%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.21%) AutoIt
1 1 (0.21%) JIRA
General
1 84 (17.87%) Finance
2 52 (11.06%) Retail
3 26 (5.53%) Banking
4 17 (3.62%) Investment Banking
5 16 (3.40%) Legal
6 5 (1.06%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.85%) Aerospace
7 4 (0.85%) Games
7 4 (0.85%) Law
8 3 (0.64%) Automotive
9 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 132 (28.09%) Consultant
2 125 (26.60%) Security Consultant
3 100 (21.28%) Analyst
4 92 (19.57%) Security Engineer
5 79 (16.81%) IT Consultant
5 79 (16.81%) IT Security Consultant
6 64 (13.62%) Security Analyst
7 56 (11.91%) Security Manager
8 46 (9.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 45 (9.57%) Senior Consultant
9 45 (9.57%) Senior Security Consultant
10 43 (9.15%) Senior IT Consultant
10 43 (9.15%) Senior IT Security Consultant
11 36 (7.66%) Architect
12 35 (7.45%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 35 (7.45%) Security Architect
13 32 (6.81%) Managing Consultant
14 31 (6.60%) SOC Analyst
15 29 (6.17%) Cybersecurity Engineer
16 28 (5.96%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.19%) Web Services
2 12 (2.55%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (0.64%) LDAP
4 2 (0.43%) CGI
5 1 (0.21%) Middleware
5 1 (0.21%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 147 (31.28%) Security Operations Centre
2 142 (30.21%) PKI
3 121 (25.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 74 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (8.09%) Management Information System
6 33 (7.02%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 31 (6.60%) Self-Motivation
8 28 (5.96%) Cyberthreat
9 26 (5.53%) Data Centre
10 24 (5.11%) Data Protection Act
11 21 (4.47%) Hybrid Cloud
12 14 (2.98%) Cyber Defence
13 13 (2.77%) Computer Science
13 13 (2.77%) Cyberattack
13 13 (2.77%) Public Cloud
14 6 (1.28%) Enterprise Cloud
14 6 (1.28%) Virtual Team
15 3 (0.64%) Private Cloud
16 2 (0.43%) BYOD
16 2 (0.43%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 140 (29.79%) Windows
2 89 (18.94%) Linux
3 62 (13.19%) Windows Server
4 20 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (3.19%) Unix
6 5 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.85%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.43%) Android
8 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.43%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (70.43%) SIEM
2 300 (63.83%) Cybersecurity
3 245 (52.13%) Security Operations
4 206 (43.83%) Information Security
5 164 (34.89%) Vulnerability Management
6 117 (24.89%) Risk Management
7 112 (23.83%) Threat Management
8 88 (18.72%) ITIL
9 87 (18.51%) Penetration Testing
10 77 (16.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 66 (14.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 65 (13.83%) Security Architecture
12 65 (13.83%) Threat Detection
13 64 (13.62%) Event Correlation
14 63 (13.40%) Security Management
15 59 (12.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 49 (10.43%) Threat Intelligence
17 47 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
17 47 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
18 44 (9.36%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 23 (4.89%) PowerShell
2 10 (2.13%) SQL
3 8 (1.70%) C
4 3 (0.64%) Python
5 2 (0.43%) Perl
5 2 (0.43%) VBScript
6 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.21%) R
6 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 188 (40.00%) CISSP
2 98 (20.85%) Cisco Certification
3 95 (20.21%) CISM
4 65 (13.83%) SSCP
5 64 (13.62%) Degree
6 63 (13.40%) SANS
7 60 (12.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 54 (11.49%) CCNP
8 54 (11.49%) CSSLP
9 51 (10.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 50 (10.64%) MCSE
11 49 (10.43%) CCIE
12 44 (9.36%) CCSP
13 40 (8.51%) CCIE Security
13 40 (8.51%) RHCA
14 38 (8.09%) CISA
14 38 (8.09%) ISSAP
15 37 (7.87%) GCWN
15 37 (7.87%) ISSEP
15 37 (7.87%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (19.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (8.09%) GDPR
3 34 (7.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 30 (6.38%) PCI DSS
5 20 (4.26%) COBIT
6 12 (2.55%) MiFID
7 8 (1.70%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (1.28%) QA
10 3 (0.64%) GPG13
11 2 (0.43%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.43%) SLA
12 1 (0.21%) FISMA
12 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.21%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 70 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 22 (4.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.83%) Virtual Desktop
4 15 (3.19%) BitLocker
4 15 (3.19%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.98%) Snort
6 7 (1.49%) iptables
7 3 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.43%) NFS
9 1 (0.21%) Docker
9 1 (0.21%) XenApp
9 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 96 (20.43%) QRadar
2 33 (7.02%) RSA Security Analytics
3 24 (5.11%) SCCM
4 21 (4.47%) SCOM
5 15 (3.19%) SCVMM
6 13 (2.77%) Norton AntiVirus
7 12 (2.55%) OSSEC
8 11 (2.34%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (1.49%) Stealthwatch
10 5 (1.06%) CASB
11 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.64%) WSUS
13 2 (0.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.43%) IBM BigFix
13 2 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
13 2 (0.43%) Nessus
13 2 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 1 (0.21%) Ansible
14 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 150 (31.91%) Splunk
2 106 (22.55%) Qualys
3 104 (22.13%) Microsoft
4 83 (17.66%) Symantec
5 50 (10.64%) Cisco
6 40 (8.51%) Red Hat
7 39 (8.30%) VMware
8 37 (7.87%) McAfee
9 35 (7.45%) Forcepoint
10 19 (4.04%) Sophos
11 12 (2.55%) LogRhythm
12 9 (1.91%) Juniper
13 8 (1.70%) CheckPoint
14 7 (1.49%) HP
15 6 (1.28%) EMC
15 6 (1.28%) Lumension
15 6 (1.28%) WorldPay
16 5 (1.06%) CommVault
16 5 (1.06%) Dell
16 5 (1.06%) EqualLogic