Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 777 767 805
Rank change year-on-year -10 +38 +223
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 367 450 441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.61% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 280 396 367
UK median annual salary £58,750 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.82% - +22.22%
10th Percentile £34,250 £36,250 £31,968
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 66,949 73,520 73,319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.82% 41.19% 39.66%
Number of salaries quoted 51,601 55,507 59,980
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Top 13 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 10 December 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 -27 360 £60,000 +9.09% 53
London -5 191 £65,000 +8.33% 13
UK excluding London +61 170 £47,500 +5.56% 42
South East +37 56 £43,000 -2.27% 11
North of England +15 49 £50,000 +11.11% 11
West Midlands +54 41 £53,750 +7.50% 3
Midlands +46 41 £53,750 +13.16% 6
North West +16 26 £50,000 +14.29% 6
Yorkshire +30 21 £52,500 +16.67% 5
South West 0 18 £26,717 -23.67% 6
East of England +11 5 £26,500 -59.23% 6
North East -4 2 £52,500 -
Wales +6 1 £45,000 +28.39%

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 367 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 242 (65.94%) Information Security
3 205 (55.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 155 (42.23%) CISSP
5 146 (39.78%) GDPR
6 137 (37.33%) Windows
7 128 (34.88%) Linux
8 122 (33.24%) Cybersecurity
9 108 (29.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 107 (29.16%) SIEM
11 102 (27.79%) Vulnerability Management
12 84 (22.89%) CISM
13 83 (22.62%) PCI DSS
14 76 (20.71%) Banking
15 75 (20.44%) Agile Software Development
16 68 (18.53%) Finance
17 67 (18.26%) Investment Banking
18 61 (16.62%) Management Information System
18 61 (16.62%) ITIL
19 58 (15.80%) CISMP
19 58 (15.80%) TCP/IP
19 58 (15.80%) Firewall
19 58 (15.80%) Security Operations
19 58 (15.80%) CompTIA Security+
20 57 (15.53%) Security Management
21 54 (14.71%) Risk Management
22 50 (13.62%) Microsoft
23 49 (13.35%) Active Directory
23 49 (13.35%) Windows Server
24 48 (13.08%) DRM

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 17 (4.63%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.54%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.36%) IIS
4 4 (1.09%) Apache
4 4 (1.09%) CMS
5 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (7.08%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.72%) Photoshop
4 7 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.72%) Office 365
4 5 (1.36%) SaaS
4 5 (1.36%) TestFlight
5 4 (1.09%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.82%) G Suite
6 3 (0.82%) Google Drive
6 3 (0.82%) IaaS
7 2 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.27%) PaaS
8 1 (0.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 58 (15.80%) Firewall
1 58 (15.80%) TCP/IP
2 35 (9.54%) Network Security
3 20 (5.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (4.90%) LAN
5 15 (4.09%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (4.09%) WAN
5 15 (4.09%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (3.00%) Wireless
7 9 (2.45%) BGP
7 9 (2.45%) BIG-IP
7 9 (2.45%) Cisco ISE
7 9 (2.45%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (2.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 9 (2.45%) IP Telephony
7 9 (2.45%) OSPF
7 9 (2.45%) VPLS
7 9 (2.45%) VPN
8 7 (1.91%) iSCSI
8 7 (1.91%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.63%) Geospatial Data
2 13 (3.54%) Hadoop
2 13 (3.54%) Impala
3 12 (3.27%) GIS
4 9 (2.45%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.18%) Big Data
5 8 (2.18%) SQL Server
6 6 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.09%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.27%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.27%) Power BI
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (3.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.27%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.27%) Hudson
3 1 (0.27%) JIRA
3 1 (0.27%) Subversion
3 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 76 (20.71%) Banking
2 68 (18.53%) Finance
3 67 (18.26%) Investment Banking
4 41 (11.17%) Legal
5 25 (6.81%) Retail
6 16 (4.36%) Marketing
7 7 (1.91%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.36%) Back Office
9 4 (1.09%) Games
9 4 (1.09%) Law
9 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.09%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Publishing
11 1 (0.27%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 86 (23.43%) Analyst
2 60 (16.35%) Security Analyst
3 41 (11.17%) Security Engineer
4 31 (8.45%) IT Support
5 30 (8.17%) Information Analyst
5 30 (8.17%) Security Manager
6 27 (7.36%) Junior
7 25 (6.81%) Information Security Analyst
7 25 (6.81%) Infrastructure Support
8 23 (6.27%) Information Manager
9 22 (5.99%) Information Security Manager
10 21 (5.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (5.45%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
12 18 (4.90%) Consultant
12 18 (4.90%) Information Officer
12 18 (4.90%) Security Consultant
13 17 (4.63%) Data Scientist
14 16 (4.36%) IT Engineer
14 16 (4.36%) Security Specialist
14 16 (4.36%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.08%) .NET
2 17 (4.63%) LDAP
3 15 (4.09%) CSS
3 15 (4.09%) HTML
4 13 (3.54%) Natural Language Processing
5 10 (2.72%) ASP.NET
5 10 (2.72%) HTML5 Canvas
6 5 (1.36%) Web Services
7 4 (1.09%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.09%) jQuery
7 4 (1.09%) JSON
7 4 (1.09%) XHTML
8 1 (0.27%) HTML5
8 1 (0.27%) MDX
8 1 (0.27%) Middleware
8 1 (0.27%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (16.62%) Management Information System
2 25 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.90%) Data Centre
4 16 (4.36%) Security Operations Centre
5 15 (4.09%) NHS
6 13 (3.54%) Freedom of Information
7 12 (3.27%) Freedom of Information Act
8 11 (3.00%) Private Cloud
9 10 (2.72%) VLE
10 8 (2.18%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (2.18%) Social Media
10 8 (2.18%) User Experience
11 6 (1.63%) BYOD
11 6 (1.63%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.36%) Data Structures
12 5 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.36%) Fintech
12 5 (1.36%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 137 (37.33%) Windows
2 128 (34.88%) Linux
3 49 (13.35%) Windows Server
4 36 (9.81%) Apple iOS
5 30 (8.17%) Mac OS X
6 9 (2.45%) Android
6 9 (2.45%) Unix
7 4 (1.09%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.09%) Windows NT
8 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 242 (65.94%) Information Security
3 122 (33.24%) Cybersecurity
4 107 (29.16%) SIEM
5 102 (27.79%) Vulnerability Management
6 75 (20.44%) Agile Software Development
7 61 (16.62%) ITIL
8 58 (15.80%) Security Operations
9 57 (15.53%) Security Management
10 54 (14.71%) Risk Management
11 48 (13.08%) DRM
12 47 (12.81%) Information Security Management
13 46 (12.53%) Penetration Testing
14 38 (10.35%) Collaborative Working
15 37 (10.08%) Security Architecture
16 35 (9.54%) Project Management
17 31 (8.45%) Kalman Filter
18 30 (8.17%) Risk Assessment
19 29 (7.90%) Problem-Solving
20 28 (7.63%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 43 (11.72%) Python
2 27 (7.36%) Perl
3 18 (4.90%) Java
4 17 (4.63%) Bash Shell
4 17 (4.63%) PowerShell
4 17 (4.63%) SQL
5 16 (4.36%) C#
5 16 (4.36%) JavaScript
6 14 (3.81%) C
7 13 (3.54%) R
8 7 (1.91%) VB
9 4 (1.09%) PHP
9 4 (1.09%) VBA
10 2 (0.54%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 155 (42.23%) CISSP
2 84 (22.89%) CISM
3 58 (15.80%) CISMP
3 58 (15.80%) CompTIA Security+
4 44 (11.99%) Degree
5 37 (10.08%) CEH
6 28 (7.63%) GIAC
7 27 (7.36%) SSCP
8 25 (6.81%) CISA
9 13 (3.54%) SC Cleared
9 13 (3.54%) Security Cleared
10 11 (3.00%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (2.18%) CCNA
12 8 (2.18%) CRISC
13 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (1.09%) CCIE
14 4 (1.09%) CCSA
14 4 (1.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (55.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 146 (39.78%) GDPR
3 108 (29.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 83 (22.62%) PCI DSS
5 35 (9.54%) Cyber Essentials
6 13 (3.54%) QA
7 10 (2.72%) SLA
8 7 (1.91%) COBIT
8 7 (1.91%) RMADS
9 5 (1.36%) COSO
9 5 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (1.09%) NIST 800
10 4 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (1.09%) SSAE 16
11 3 (0.82%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.54%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.54%) PMO
13 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.27%) PSD2
System Software
1 49 (13.35%) Active Directory
2 26 (7.08%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.09%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (5.99%) IBM BigFix
1 22 (5.99%) SCCM
1 22 (5.99%) WSUS
2 9 (2.45%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (1.36%) HockeyApp
4 3 (0.82%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.27%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.27%) Nessus
5 1 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 50 (13.62%) Microsoft
2 42 (11.44%) Oracle
3 30 (8.17%) Apple
4 16 (4.36%) Cisco
5 14 (3.81%) Tableau
6 11 (3.00%) F5
7 10 (2.72%) CheckPoint
8 9 (2.45%) SolarWinds
9 7 (1.91%) Google
10 5 (1.36%) VMware
11 4 (1.09%) Interwoven
12 3 (0.82%) HP
12 3 (0.82%) Siebel
13 1 (0.27%) 3PAR
13 1 (0.27%) Avaya
13 1 (0.27%) Citrix
13 1 (0.27%) Ivanti
13 1 (0.27%) Proofpoint
13 1 (0.27%) Qualys
13 1 (0.27%) Sun