Period
to 20 July 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection Act over the 6 months to 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 832 798 814
Rank change year-on-year -34 +16 +137
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 354 435 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.25% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.56% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 298 384 428
UK median annual salary £57,500 £59,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.36% +21.43% +3.16%
10th Percentile £35,875 £38,097 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £79,650
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +17.65% -

Data Protection Act is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 76,162 77,353 88,675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.50% 43.63% 43.69%
Number of salaries quoted 58,861 60,265 72,069
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,431 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Protection Act as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection Act over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection Act within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 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 -40 341 £60,000 - 59
London -28 190 £65,000 - 14
UK excluding London -29 164 £50,000 - 46
South East -10 45 £53,750 -2.27% 13
North of England +6 43 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Midlands +4 27 £50,500 +5.21% 9
North West +24 24 £52,500 +23.53% 4
West Midlands +23 22 £50,000 -21.26% 6
East of England -20 21 £55,000 +4.76% 6
Yorkshire +24 18 £42,500 -19.05% 6
South West +2 15 £40,000 +0.02% 7
Wales +11 6 £34,000 -24.44% 1
East Midlands +10 5 £51,000 +10.27% 3
Isle of Man - 5 £55,000 -
Scotland -21 2 - -
North East -34 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT jobs citing Data Protection Act 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 Protection Act.

1 354 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 209 (59.04%) Information Security
3 183 (51.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 153 (43.22%) GDPR
5 145 (40.96%) CISSP
6 108 (30.51%) Cybersecurity
7 103 (29.10%) CISM
8 96 (27.12%) SIEM
9 91 (25.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 84 (23.73%) Windows
11 77 (21.75%) Linux
12 76 (21.47%) Vulnerability Management
13 74 (20.90%) PCI DSS
14 72 (20.34%) ITIL
15 69 (19.49%) Penetration Testing
16 58 (16.38%) Finance
17 57 (16.10%) CISA
18 55 (15.54%) Degree
19 54 (15.25%) Firewall
20 52 (14.69%) Windows Server
21 50 (14.12%) Risk Management
22 49 (13.84%) Banking
23 47 (13.28%) Active Directory
24 46 (12.99%) DRM
24 46 (12.99%) Investment Banking
25 44 (12.43%) Security Architecture
26 43 (12.15%) Microsoft
27 42 (11.86%) TCP/IP
27 42 (11.86%) Security Management
28 41 (11.58%) Management Information System

Data Protection Act
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 4 (1.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.28%) SAS
2 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (6.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (3.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.98%) InVision
5 4 (1.13%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) iTrent
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.28%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.65%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.41%) SaaS
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.28%) Office 365
4 1 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 54 (15.25%) Firewall
2 42 (11.86%) TCP/IP
3 23 (6.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 21 (5.93%) Network Security
5 16 (4.52%) VPN
6 14 (3.95%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (3.39%) IPsec
7 12 (3.39%) SSL
8 11 (3.11%) LAN
8 11 (3.11%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (2.82%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (2.54%) BGP
10 9 (2.54%) BIG-IP
10 9 (2.54%) Cisco ISE
10 9 (2.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (2.54%) IP Telephony
10 9 (2.54%) OSPF
10 9 (2.54%) VPLS
10 9 (2.54%) WAN
10 9 (2.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.65%) SQL Server
1 20 (5.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.41%) OLAP
5 5 (1.41%) OLTP
5 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.85%) Big Data
6 3 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.85%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.56%) MySQL
7 2 (0.56%) Power BI
7 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.28%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (1.98%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 3 (0.85%) Burp Suite
2 3 (0.85%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.28%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.28%) JIRA
4 1 (0.28%) Subversion
4 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 58 (16.38%) Finance
2 49 (13.84%) Banking
3 46 (12.99%) Investment Banking
4 27 (7.63%) Legal
5 24 (6.78%) Retail
6 18 (5.08%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.26%) Law
7 8 (2.26%) Marketing
8 7 (1.98%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.13%) Games
9 4 (1.13%) Local Government
10 1 (0.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 46 (12.99%) Analyst
1 46 (12.99%) Security Manager
2 42 (11.86%) Consultant
3 34 (9.60%) Security Consultant
4 30 (8.47%) Security Engineer
5 24 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (6.50%) Security Officer
7 22 (6.21%) Security Analyst
8 21 (5.93%) Information Officer
9 19 (5.37%) Information Manager
9 19 (5.37%) Information Security Officer
10 17 (4.80%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
10 17 (4.80%) IT Manager
11 16 (4.52%) Head of Information
12 15 (4.24%) Information Security Manager
13 14 (3.95%) Information Analyst
13 14 (3.95%) IT Support
14 13 (3.67%) Cybersecurity Manager
14 13 (3.67%) Data Analyst
14 13 (3.67%) Data Protection Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.11%) LDAP
2 7 (1.98%) XML
3 6 (1.69%) Web Services
4 5 (1.41%) CSS
4 5 (1.41%) HTML
5 4 (1.13%) jQuery
6 2 (0.56%) .NET
6 2 (0.56%) OAuth
6 2 (0.56%) OpenID
6 2 (0.56%) SAML
7 1 (0.28%) HTML5
7 1 (0.28%) MDX
7 1 (0.28%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.58%) Management Information System
2 31 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.93%) Computer Science
3 21 (5.93%) Data Centre
4 15 (4.24%) User Experience
5 14 (3.95%) Freedom of Information
6 13 (3.67%) Freedom of Information Act
6 13 (3.67%) NHS
7 11 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.98%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.41%) Replication
10 4 (1.13%) BYOD
10 4 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.13%) iPad
10 4 (1.13%) Social Media
11 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.85%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.56%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 84 (23.73%) Windows
2 77 (21.75%) Linux
3 52 (14.69%) Windows Server
4 22 (6.21%) Apple iOS
4 22 (6.21%) Mac OS X
5 3 (0.85%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 209 (59.04%) Information Security
3 108 (30.51%) Cybersecurity
4 96 (27.12%) SIEM
5 76 (21.47%) Vulnerability Management
6 72 (20.34%) ITIL
7 69 (19.49%) Penetration Testing
8 50 (14.12%) Risk Management
9 46 (12.99%) DRM
10 44 (12.43%) Security Architecture
11 42 (11.86%) Security Management
12 41 (11.58%) Business Continuity
13 39 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
14 38 (10.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 34 (9.60%) Project Management
16 31 (8.76%) Security Operations
17 30 (8.47%) Data Loss Prevention
18 29 (8.19%) Information Security Management
19 26 (7.34%) Data Security
20 25 (7.06%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 31 (8.76%) SQL
2 13 (3.67%) Perl
2 13 (3.67%) Python
2 13 (3.67%) T-SQL
3 10 (2.82%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.54%) Bash Shell
4 9 (2.54%) Java
5 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.56%) C#
7 1 (0.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.28%) Ruby
7 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 145 (40.96%) CISSP
2 103 (29.10%) CISM
3 57 (16.10%) CISA
4 55 (15.54%) Degree
5 33 (9.32%) CISMP
5 33 (9.32%) CompTIA Security+
6 23 (6.50%) CEH
7 20 (5.65%) GIAC
8 13 (3.67%) CRISC
9 9 (2.54%) SSCP
10 8 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.98%) CCNA
11 7 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (1.69%) ISEB
13 5 (1.41%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 5 (1.41%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 5 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.13%) PCI QSA
15 3 (0.85%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (51.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 153 (43.22%) GDPR
3 91 (25.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 74 (20.90%) PCI DSS
5 38 (10.73%) Cyber Essentials
6 18 (5.08%) COBIT
7 10 (2.82%) ISO 22301
7 10 (2.82%) QA
8 8 (2.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (1.98%) ISO 9001
10 6 (1.69%) COSO
10 6 (1.69%) SLA
11 5 (1.41%) Data Quality
11 5 (1.41%) GPG13
11 5 (1.41%) ISO 14001
12 4 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.85%) Actionable Recommendations
13 3 (0.85%) RMADS
14 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 2 (0.56%) Solvency II
System Software
1 47 (13.28%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.80%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (3.39%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.98%) XenApp
5 6 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.69%) vSphere
5 6 (1.69%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.69%) XenServer
6 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (2.54%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (1.98%) vCenter Server
3 6 (1.69%) XenMobile
4 4 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.85%) Core Impact
5 3 (0.85%) Nessus
6 2 (0.56%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.28%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.28%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (12.15%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.06%) Oracle
3 22 (6.21%) Apple
4 18 (5.08%) Cisco
5 13 (3.67%) SolarWinds
6 10 (2.82%) CheckPoint
7 9 (2.54%) F5
8 8 (2.26%) VMware
9 7 (1.98%) Citrix
10 6 (1.69%) Imperva
11 5 (1.41%) Adobe
12 4 (1.13%) Facebook
13 3 (0.85%) Juniper
13 3 (0.85%) SAP
14 2 (0.56%) CA
14 2 (0.56%) Cognos
14 2 (0.56%) CyberArk
14 2 (0.56%) IBM
14 2 (0.56%) MicroStrategy
15 1 (0.28%) Meraki