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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 699 720 794
Rank change year-on-year +21 +74  
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 153 232 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.54% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 132 192 141
Median salary £53,500 £46,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.43% -1.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £21,600 £27,944
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.17% -  

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32862 42890 41924
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.44% 41.01% 38.94%
Number of salaries quoted 26484 34271 33122
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,093 £29,651 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Data Protection Act as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 141 £57,500 +25.00% 22
London +77 77 £71,750 +24.78% 11
South East +21 18 £33,250 -33.50% 5
East of England +26 16 £43,000 -17.30%
Essex +26 15 £43,000 -21.81%
City of London +22 14 £90,000 +68.22%
Surrey +51 13 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Chelmsford - 13 £43,000 -
Canary Wharf - 10 £65,000 -
West Midlands +20 9 £45,000 +12.50% 2
North East +14 9 £45,000 +38.46%
Durham - 9 £45,000 -
Scotland +20 7 £50,000 - 1
Edinburgh +9 7 £50,000 - 1
Yorkshire +9 7 £42,500 +6.25% 1
West Yorkshire -6 6 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Leeds +3 5 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Warwickshire - 5 £46,500 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 4 £46,500 -
Wales - 4 £32,500 -
Woking - 3 £55,000 -
Swansea - 3 £45,000 -
West Wales - 3 £45,000 -
Reading +38 2 £30,000 +0.84%
Berkshire +32 2 £30,000 -45.45% 1
Wiltshire +20 2 £37,625 -11.47%
South West +11 2 £37,625 +85.80% 2
East Midlands +5 2 £42,500 +97.67%
Oxford -5 2 £31,500 -21.25%
Oxfordshire -6 2 £31,500 -21.25% 1

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing Data Protection Act 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 Protection Act.

1 329 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 208 (63.22%) Information Security
3 178 (54.10%) CISSP
4 171 (51.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 161 (48.94%) CISM
6 114 (34.65%) PCI DSS
7 111 (33.74%) Risk Management
8 96 (29.18%) Finance
9 92 (27.96%) ITIL
10 80 (24.32%) Management Information System
11 69 (20.97%) Security Management
12 67 (20.36%) Degree
12 67 (20.36%) CISA
13 63 (19.15%) Penetration Testing
13 63 (19.15%) Information Security Management
14 56 (17.02%) Business Continuity
14 56 (17.02%) Windows
15 55 (16.72%) ISMS
16 54 (16.41%) Cybersecurity
17 51 (15.50%) SIEM
18 50 (15.20%) Firewall
19 46 (13.98%) Microsoft
20 44 (13.37%) Agile Software Development
21 43 (13.07%) Linux
22 42 (12.77%) GDPR
23 40 (12.16%) Risk Assessment
24 39 (11.85%) Information Assurance
24 39 (11.85%) Vulnerability Management
24 39 (11.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
25 38 (11.55%) SQL

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 15 (4.56%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.61%) IIS
5 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 35 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.74%) MS Office
2 9 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.91%) AutoCAD
3 3 (0.91%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (4.86%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (3.95%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (3.95%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.61%) Raiser's Edge
4 1 (0.30%) CiviCRM
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.17%) IaaS
1 17 (5.17%) PaaS
1 17 (5.17%) SaaS
2 15 (4.56%) Office 365
3 7 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 50 (15.20%) Firewall
2 27 (8.21%) TCP/IP
3 12 (3.65%) Network Security
4 11 (3.34%) Internet
5 7 (2.13%) Cisco IPT
5 7 (2.13%) Junos
6 6 (1.82%) LAN
7 4 (1.22%) SAN
8 3 (0.91%) DNS
8 3 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.91%) Wireless
9 2 (0.61%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.61%) Extranet
9 2 (0.61%) Intranet
9 2 (0.61%) VoIP
9 2 (0.61%) WLAN
10 1 (0.30%) DHCP
10 1 (0.30%) NAS
10 1 (0.30%) VPN
10 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.12%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (6.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (6.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (5.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.13%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.22%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.22%) OLAP
8 3 (0.91%) MySQL
8 3 (0.91%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.61%) MS Access
9 2 (0.61%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (0.61%) OLTP
9 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.30%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.22%) HP UFT
2 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 96 (29.18%) Finance
2 36 (10.94%) Legal
3 29 (8.81%) Retail
4 14 (4.26%) Multimedia
5 11 (3.34%) Financial Institution
5 11 (3.34%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.04%) Banking
7 4 (1.22%) Marketing
8 2 (0.61%) Automotive
8 2 (0.61%) Law
9 1 (0.30%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (23.10%) Security Manager
2 74 (22.49%) Analyst
3 58 (17.63%) Security Analyst
4 39 (11.85%) Information Manager
5 36 (10.94%) Information Analyst
5 36 (10.94%) Information Security Analyst
6 33 (10.03%) Cybersecurity Manager
6 33 (10.03%) Information Security Manager
7 30 (9.12%) Security Specialist
8 27 (8.21%) Consultant
8 27 (8.21%) IT Manager
9 26 (7.90%) Information Security Specialist
9 26 (7.90%) Information Specialist
10 24 (7.29%) DBA
10 24 (7.29%) IT Security Manager
11 22 (6.69%) SQL DBA
12 21 (6.38%) Security Consultant
13 16 (4.86%) Administrator
13 16 (4.86%) Applications Manager
14 14 (4.26%) Information Assurance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.43%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.82%) .NET
3 5 (1.52%) Software Packaging
4 4 (1.22%) HTML
5 3 (0.91%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.91%) REST
5 3 (0.91%) XML
6 2 (0.61%) CSS
6 2 (0.61%) EDI
6 2 (0.61%) SOAP
6 2 (0.61%) WCF
6 2 (0.61%) WF
6 2 (0.61%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 1 (0.30%) D3.js
7 1 (0.30%) DirectX
7 1 (0.30%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.30%) MFC
7 1 (0.30%) OpenGL
7 1 (0.30%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (0.30%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 80 (24.32%) Management Information System
2 34 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (9.12%) Computer Science
4 24 (7.29%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.43%) Freedom of Information
6 7 (2.13%) CESG
6 7 (2.13%) iPad
6 7 (2.13%) NHS
7 6 (1.82%) CESG CLAS
7 6 (1.82%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.82%) Freedom of Information Act
8 5 (1.52%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.52%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.61%) Clustering
10 2 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.61%) Replication
10 2 (0.61%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.30%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.30%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 56 (17.02%) Windows
2 43 (13.07%) Linux
3 36 (10.94%) Windows Server
4 30 (9.12%) Apple iOS
5 24 (7.29%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.52%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.91%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.30%) Android
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 208 (63.22%) Information Security
3 111 (33.74%) Risk Management
4 92 (27.96%) ITIL
5 69 (20.97%) Security Management
6 63 (19.15%) Information Security Management
6 63 (19.15%) Penetration Testing
7 56 (17.02%) Business Continuity
8 55 (16.72%) ISMS
9 54 (16.41%) Cybersecurity
10 51 (15.50%) SIEM
11 44 (13.37%) Agile Software Development
12 40 (12.16%) Risk Assessment
13 39 (11.85%) Information Assurance
13 39 (11.85%) Vulnerability Management
13 39 (11.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 37 (11.25%) Data Management
14 37 (11.25%) Disaster Recovery
15 35 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
16 31 (9.42%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 38 (11.55%) SQL
2 18 (5.47%) T-SQL
3 10 (3.04%) C
4 3 (0.91%) C#
4 3 (0.91%) Java
5 2 (0.61%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.61%) Perl
6 1 (0.30%) C++
6 1 (0.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (0.30%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (0.30%) Python
6 1 (0.30%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.30%) VBA
6 1 (0.30%) XAML
Qualifications
1 178 (54.10%) CISSP
2 161 (48.94%) CISM
3 67 (20.36%) CISA
3 67 (20.36%) Degree
4 25 (7.60%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (7.60%) CISMP
4 25 (7.60%) Security Cleared
5 20 (6.08%) MCSA
5 20 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (5.78%) SANS
7 18 (5.47%) CEH
8 17 (5.17%) CRISC
9 16 (4.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 16 (4.86%) CCSP
9 16 (4.86%) SC Cleared
10 11 (3.34%) ISEB
11 9 (2.74%) CCNA
11 9 (2.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (2.43%) GIAC
12 8 (2.43%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (51.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 114 (34.65%) PCI DSS
3 42 (12.77%) GDPR
4 29 (8.81%) Cyber Essentials
5 24 (7.29%) SLA
6 18 (5.47%) QA
6 18 (5.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (4.56%) RMADS
8 14 (4.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 14 (4.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 14 (4.26%) ISO27002
9 13 (3.95%) GPG13
10 11 (3.34%) COBIT
11 8 (2.43%) Data Quality
11 8 (2.43%) ISO 9000
12 7 (2.13%) BS25999
13 4 (1.22%) JSP 440
13 4 (1.22%) PA-DSS
14 2 (0.61%) ISO22301
15 1 (0.30%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (9.73%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (0.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (0.61%) Nessus
1 2 (0.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (0.30%) SCCM
2 1 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (13.98%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.29%) Apple
3 19 (5.78%) Oracle
4 13 (3.95%) ServiceNow
4 13 (3.95%) VMware
5 10 (3.04%) Cisco
6 8 (2.43%) Juniper
7 4 (1.22%) Cloudera
7 4 (1.22%) HP
8 3 (0.91%) Pega
9 2 (0.61%) Aprimo
9 2 (0.61%) Avaya
9 2 (0.61%) Huawei
10 1 (0.30%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.30%) IBM
10 1 (0.30%) Intel Security
10 1 (0.30%) NEC
10 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.30%) Siemens
10 1 (0.30%) Sophos
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Salary: £60000 - £67000 per annum + Car allowance and Bonus Scheme
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Salary: £50000 - £68000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
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Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Norbar Torque Tools Limited
Posted: 23 hours ago
North West London
Spacebar Media
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits + 25% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Parker Solutions Group
Salary: £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum c£40k
Posted: 6 days ago
Esher, Surrey
Vadis People Services Ltd
Salary: 6 Month Fixed Term Contract - £40k-£50k pa pro rata
Posted: 6 days ago
Esher, Surrey
Vadis People
Salary: 6 month Fixed Term Contract - £40,000-£50,000 pa pro rata
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Staines
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West London
Vadis People
Salary: circ£50,000 - £60,000
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