Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Loss Prevention
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 702 921 857
Rank change year-on-year +219 -64 +223
Permanent jobs citing Data Loss Prevention 484 285 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.17% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 356 219 295
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -4.17% +7.14%
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,350 £37,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +22.45% -2.00% -9.09%

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 147,510 164,941 172,927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.11% 91.47% 90.93%
Number of salaries quoted 117,253 130,473 143,786
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +183 440 £62,500 +8.70% 38
UK excluding London +172 289 £60,000 +22.45% 27
London +95 180 £67,500 +3.85% 13
East of England +98 107 £40,000 -20.00% 5
North of England +109 103 £60,000 +13.21% 6
North West +102 97 £60,000 -8.75% 6
Scotland +24 32 £65,000 +56.63% 2
Midlands +38 25 £65,000 +44.44% 2
East Midlands +27 13 £65,000 +18.18%
West Midlands +39 12 £51,250 +46.43% 2
South East -5 11 £58,750 +11.90% 8
South West -14 9 £40,000 -13.04% 4
Yorkshire +28 6 £42,500 -19.81%
Wales -2 2 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 367 (75.83%) SIEM
2 288 (59.50%) Cybersecurity
3 274 (56.61%) CISSP
4 271 (55.99%) Information Security
5 212 (43.80%) Firewall
6 208 (42.98%) Windows
6 208 (42.98%) Security Operations
7 183 (37.81%) Linux
8 177 (36.57%) Risk Management
9 173 (35.74%) Penetration Testing
10 164 (33.88%) Cisco Certification
11 158 (32.64%) Microsoft
12 148 (30.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 136 (28.10%) Splunk
14 135 (27.89%) Degree
15 133 (27.48%) Security Management
16 129 (26.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 121 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
18 119 (24.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
19 113 (23.35%) Security Operations Centre
20 112 (23.14%) Symantec
21 99 (20.45%) Finance
22 97 (20.04%) Microsoft Azure
23 96 (19.83%) Amazon AWS
23 96 (19.83%) Active Directory
23 96 (19.83%) Incident Management
24 92 (19.01%) Network Security
25 90 (18.60%) PKI
26 87 (17.98%) CISM
27 84 (17.36%) Qualys

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 12 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.41%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 97 (20.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 96 (19.83%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (10.33%) Office 365
4 28 (5.79%) Mimecast
5 7 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.24%) OneDrive
6 6 (1.24%) SaaS
7 4 (0.83%) IaaS
7 4 (0.83%) OpenDNS
7 4 (0.83%) PaaS
8 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 212 (43.80%) Firewall
2 92 (19.01%) Network Security
3 75 (15.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 62 (12.81%) Wireshark
5 30 (6.20%) TCP/IP
6 18 (3.72%) DKIM
6 18 (3.72%) DMARC
7 10 (2.07%) VPN
8 4 (0.83%) DNS
8 4 (0.83%) MPLS
8 4 (0.83%) SSL
9 3 (0.62%) HTTP
10 2 (0.41%) Internet
10 2 (0.41%) Skype
10 2 (0.41%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (0.41%) WebEx
11 1 (0.21%) ADSL
11 1 (0.21%) LAN
11 1 (0.21%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (7.23%) Big Data
2 7 (1.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (1.65%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.41%) JIRA
General
1 99 (20.45%) Finance
2 73 (15.08%) Retail
3 29 (5.99%) Legal
4 22 (4.55%) Banking
5 16 (3.31%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.24%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.83%) Aerospace
7 4 (0.83%) Local Government
8 2 (0.41%) Advertising
8 2 (0.41%) Electronics
8 2 (0.41%) Games
8 2 (0.41%) Law
8 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.41%) Marketing
8 2 (0.41%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 129 (26.65%) Security Engineer
2 121 (25.00%) Security Manager
3 95 (19.63%) Information Manager
4 92 (19.01%) Information Security Manager
5 90 (18.60%) Analyst
6 75 (15.50%) Consultant
7 69 (14.26%) Security Consultant
8 57 (11.78%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 41 (8.47%) IT Consultant
9 41 (8.47%) IT Security Consultant
10 36 (7.44%) Architect
10 36 (7.44%) Security Analyst
10 36 (7.44%) Security Architect
11 35 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 30 (6.20%) SIEM Engineer
13 29 (5.99%) Security Officer
14 26 (5.37%) Senior Consultant
14 26 (5.37%) Senior Security Consultant
14 26 (5.37%) SOC Analyst
15 25 (5.17%) Senior IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.75%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (2.69%) Web Services
3 4 (0.83%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 113 (23.35%) Security Operations Centre
2 90 (18.60%) PKI
3 69 (14.26%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (13.43%) Management Information System
5 63 (13.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 56 (11.57%) Cyberthreat
7 50 (10.33%) Self-Motivation
8 47 (9.71%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 39 (8.06%) Computer Science
10 27 (5.58%) Data Centre
11 25 (5.17%) Cyber Defence
12 21 (4.34%) Hybrid Cloud
13 19 (3.93%) Data Protection Act
14 17 (3.51%) Hedge funds
15 9 (1.86%) Private Cloud
16 6 (1.24%) Enterprise Cloud
17 4 (0.83%) Smart Meter
18 3 (0.62%) Public Cloud
18 3 (0.62%) Virtual Team
19 2 (0.41%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 208 (42.98%) Windows
2 183 (37.81%) Linux
3 38 (7.85%) Windows Server
4 21 (4.34%) Unix
5 10 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.65%) Kali Linux
7 4 (0.83%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.21%) Android
9 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (75.83%) SIEM
2 288 (59.50%) Cybersecurity
3 271 (55.99%) Information Security
4 208 (42.98%) Security Operations
5 177 (36.57%) Risk Management
6 173 (35.74%) Penetration Testing
7 148 (30.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 133 (27.48%) Security Management
9 121 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
10 96 (19.83%) Incident Management
11 80 (16.53%) OWASP
12 79 (16.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 75 (15.50%) Event Correlation
14 64 (13.22%) Threat Detection
15 61 (12.60%) ITIL
16 57 (11.78%) Threat Management
17 55 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
18 53 (10.95%) Identity Management
18 53 (10.95%) Security Architecture
19 51 (10.54%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 25 (5.17%) PowerShell
2 15 (3.10%) Python
3 9 (1.86%) C
3 9 (1.86%) SQL
4 7 (1.45%) C#
4 7 (1.45%) C++
4 7 (1.45%) VB
5 4 (0.83%) Perl
5 4 (0.83%) VBScript
6 1 (0.21%) R
6 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 274 (56.61%) CISSP
2 164 (33.88%) Cisco Certification
3 135 (27.89%) Degree
4 119 (24.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 87 (17.98%) CISM
6 77 (15.91%) SSCP
7 74 (15.29%) SANS
8 52 (10.74%) CCNP
9 48 (9.92%) CSSLP
10 47 (9.71%) CCIE
11 45 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
12 44 (9.09%) MCSE
12 44 (9.09%) RHCA
13 41 (8.47%) CCIE Security
13 41 (8.47%) CCSP
14 40 (8.26%) ISSAP
14 40 (8.26%) ISSEP
14 40 (8.26%) RHCE
14 40 (8.26%) VCAP
14 40 (8.26%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (26.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (8.26%) GDPR
3 25 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 23 (4.75%) MiFID
5 11 (2.27%) PCI DSS
6 8 (1.65%) COBIT
7 4 (0.83%) GPG13
8 3 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.41%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.21%) PMO
10 1 (0.21%) QA
System Software
1 96 (19.83%) Active Directory
2 30 (6.20%) Snort
3 23 (4.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (3.93%) iptables
5 10 (2.07%) Docker
6 8 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (1.24%) BitLocker
7 6 (1.24%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.41%) Squid
Systems Management
1 62 (12.81%) QRadar
2 47 (9.71%) RSA Security Analytics
3 28 (5.79%) CASB
4 24 (4.96%) Stealthwatch
5 23 (4.75%) OSSEC
6 18 (3.72%) Norton AntiVirus
7 13 (2.69%) SCCM
8 12 (2.48%) McAfee ePO
9 11 (2.27%) SCOM
10 10 (2.07%) Ansible
10 10 (2.07%) Kubernetes
10 10 (2.07%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 10 (2.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 7 (1.45%) EnCase
11 7 (1.45%) FTK
11 7 (1.45%) Nessus
11 7 (1.45%) Nexpose
11 7 (1.45%) Suricata
12 6 (1.24%) SCVMM
13 4 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 158 (32.64%) Microsoft
2 136 (28.10%) Splunk
3 112 (23.14%) Symantec
4 84 (17.36%) Qualys
5 53 (10.95%) Cisco
6 48 (9.92%) Forcepoint
7 47 (9.71%) VMware
8 42 (8.68%) Red Hat
9 39 (8.06%) McAfee
10 34 (7.02%) CheckPoint
11 26 (5.37%) Sophos
12 20 (4.13%) ArcSight
13 14 (2.89%) LogRhythm
13 14 (2.89%) Trend Micro
14 10 (2.07%) Palo Alto
15 9 (1.86%) CyberArk
15 9 (1.86%) FireEye
16 7 (1.45%) Bomgar
16 7 (1.45%) NetWitness
16 7 (1.45%) ServiceNow