Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 778 761 806
Rank change year-on-year -17 +45 +171
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 395 451 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.57% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 322 407 412
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +10.53%
10th Percentile £36,353 £37,558 £31,025
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +23.53% -5.56%

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 73,420 78,566 81,696
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.83% 44.53% 42.68%
Number of salaries quoted 56,785 59,089 67,011
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -38 380 £60,000 +1.69% 61
London -6 214 £65,000 +2.77% 19
UK excluding London +25 177 £50,000 -4.76% 42
North of England +30 55 £50,000 +2.56% 11
South East +9 50 £49,250 -8.80% 17
North West +7 28 £50,000 +8.11% 6
Midlands +21 27 £57,500 +21.05% 3
Yorkshire +39 26 £46,250 -33.93% 5
West Midlands +34 24 £56,250 -10.00% 3
East of England +6 20 £55,000 - 7
South West 0 14 £40,000 +0.02% 4
Isle of Man - 5 £55,000 -
Wales +8 4 £37,500 +6.99%
East Midlands +7 3 £60,000 +26.32%
Scotland -9 2 - -
North East -14 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 395 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 251 (63.54%) Information Security
3 221 (55.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 166 (42.03%) CISSP
5 156 (39.49%) GDPR
6 128 (32.41%) Cybersecurity
7 125 (31.65%) Windows
8 118 (29.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 116 (29.37%) Linux
10 115 (29.11%) SIEM
11 96 (24.30%) Vulnerability Management
12 92 (23.29%) CISM
13 90 (22.78%) PCI DSS
14 82 (20.76%) Finance
15 81 (20.51%) Banking
16 76 (19.24%) Investment Banking
17 65 (16.46%) Risk Management
18 64 (16.20%) ITIL
19 61 (15.44%) Security Management
20 60 (15.19%) CISMP
20 60 (15.19%) TCP/IP
20 60 (15.19%) CompTIA Security+
21 57 (14.43%) Windows Server
22 53 (13.42%) Active Directory
23 52 (13.16%) DRM
24 51 (12.91%) Penetration Testing
24 51 (12.91%) Firewall
24 51 (12.91%) Security Operations
25 49 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
26 48 (12.15%) Information Security Management

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 9 (2.28%) Apache Spark
2 6 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.25%) IIS
3 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.25%) SAS
3 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (4.56%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.28%) Photoshop
4 7 (1.77%) InVision
4 7 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.27%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.51%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.25%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.03%) SaaS
3 2 (0.51%) IaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.25%) PaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 60 (15.19%) TCP/IP
2 51 (12.91%) Firewall
3 28 (7.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 26 (6.58%) Network Security
5 15 (3.80%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (3.80%) LAN
6 12 (3.04%) VPN
7 11 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (2.53%) WAN
8 10 (2.53%) Wireless
9 9 (2.28%) BGP
9 9 (2.28%) BIG-IP
9 9 (2.28%) Cisco ISE
9 9 (2.28%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (2.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 9 (2.28%) IP Telephony
9 9 (2.28%) OSPF
9 9 (2.28%) VPLS
10 7 (1.77%) iSCSI
10 7 (1.77%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (2.28%) Big Data
3 9 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.28%) Hadoop
3 9 (2.28%) Impala
3 9 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.27%) Geospatial Data
4 5 (1.27%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.76%) OLAP
6 3 (0.76%) OLTP
6 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.51%) Power BI
8 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.25%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (1.77%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 6 (1.52%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.01%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.25%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.25%) JIRA
4 1 (0.25%) Subversion
4 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 82 (20.76%) Finance
2 81 (20.51%) Banking
3 76 (19.24%) Investment Banking
4 45 (11.39%) Legal
5 25 (6.33%) Retail
6 11 (2.78%) Marketing
7 10 (2.53%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.77%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.01%) Back Office
9 4 (1.01%) Games
9 4 (1.01%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (17.22%) Analyst
2 45 (11.39%) Security Analyst
3 40 (10.13%) Security Engineer
4 37 (9.37%) Security Manager
5 31 (7.85%) Information Officer
6 30 (7.59%) IT Support
7 28 (7.09%) Information Analyst
7 28 (7.09%) Information Manager
7 28 (7.09%) Infrastructure Support
8 27 (6.84%) Information Security Manager
8 27 (6.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 27 (6.84%) Security Officer
9 26 (6.58%) Consultant
10 23 (5.82%) Information Security Analyst
10 23 (5.82%) Information Security Officer
11 21 (5.32%) Security Consultant
12 20 (5.06%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
13 18 (4.56%) Head of Information
13 18 (4.56%) Junior
14 15 (3.80%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.30%) LDAP
2 10 (2.53%) CSS
2 10 (2.53%) HTML
3 9 (2.28%) Natural Language Processing
4 6 (1.52%) .NET
5 5 (1.27%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.27%) HTML5 Canvas
5 5 (1.27%) Web Services
6 4 (1.01%) jQuery
6 4 (1.01%) XML
7 1 (0.25%) HTML5
7 1 (0.25%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.90%) Management Information System
2 28 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.81%) Computer Science
3 19 (4.81%) Freedom of Information
3 19 (4.81%) Freedom of Information Act
4 18 (4.56%) NHS
5 15 (3.80%) User Experience
6 14 (3.54%) Data Centre
7 11 (2.78%) Private Cloud
7 11 (2.78%) Public Cloud
8 10 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (2.03%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.27%) VLE
12 4 (1.01%) BYOD
12 4 (1.01%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.01%) iPad
12 4 (1.01%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 125 (31.65%) Windows
2 116 (29.37%) Linux
3 57 (14.43%) Windows Server
4 32 (8.10%) Apple iOS
5 31 (7.85%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.51%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 251 (63.54%) Information Security
3 128 (32.41%) Cybersecurity
4 115 (29.11%) SIEM
5 96 (24.30%) Vulnerability Management
6 65 (16.46%) Risk Management
7 64 (16.20%) ITIL
8 61 (15.44%) Security Management
9 52 (13.16%) DRM
10 51 (12.91%) Penetration Testing
10 51 (12.91%) Security Operations
11 49 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
12 48 (12.15%) Information Security Management
13 44 (11.14%) Business Continuity
14 43 (10.89%) Project Management
15 40 (10.13%) Security Architecture
16 33 (8.35%) Problem-Solving
17 32 (8.10%) Data Security
18 28 (7.09%) Kalman Filter
19 27 (6.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 38 (9.62%) Python
2 28 (7.09%) Perl
3 22 (5.57%) SQL
4 20 (5.06%) PowerShell
5 17 (4.30%) Java
6 16 (4.05%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.28%) R
8 8 (2.03%) C
9 7 (1.77%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.52%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.01%) VBA
12 3 (0.76%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.76%) VB
13 1 (0.25%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.25%) C#
13 1 (0.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 166 (42.03%) CISSP
2 92 (23.29%) CISM
3 60 (15.19%) CISMP
3 60 (15.19%) CompTIA Security+
4 47 (11.90%) Degree
5 44 (11.14%) CISA
6 42 (10.63%) CEH
7 34 (8.61%) GIAC
8 15 (3.80%) SSCP
9 13 (3.29%) CRISC
10 8 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (1.77%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 6 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (1.52%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 5 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (1.01%) CCNA
14 4 (1.01%) ISEB
14 4 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.76%) GSNA
15 3 (0.76%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (55.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 156 (39.49%) GDPR
3 118 (29.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 90 (22.78%) PCI DSS
5 34 (8.61%) Cyber Essentials
6 19 (4.81%) COBIT
7 8 (2.03%) COSO
7 8 (2.03%) ISO 9001
8 7 (1.77%) QA
9 6 (1.52%) ISO 22301
9 6 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 5 (1.27%) Data Quality
10 5 (1.27%) ISO 14001
11 4 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (1.01%) GPG13
11 4 (1.01%) NIST 800
11 4 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (1.01%) SLA
11 4 (1.01%) SSAE 16
12 3 (0.76%) RMADS
System Software
1 53 (13.42%) Active Directory
2 29 (7.34%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (3.04%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.52%) vSphere
5 6 (1.52%) XenApp
5 6 (1.52%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.52%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (4.81%) IBM BigFix
1 19 (4.81%) SCCM
1 19 (4.81%) WSUS
2 9 (2.28%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (1.52%) vCenter Server
3 6 (1.52%) XenMobile
4 2 (0.51%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.25%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 39 (9.87%) Microsoft
1 39 (9.87%) Oracle
2 31 (7.85%) Apple
3 17 (4.30%) Cisco
4 12 (3.04%) SolarWinds
5 10 (2.53%) CheckPoint
5 10 (2.53%) F5
5 10 (2.53%) Tableau
5 10 (2.53%) VMware
6 7 (1.77%) Citrix
7 4 (1.01%) Adobe
7 4 (1.01%) Facebook
8 3 (0.76%) HP
8 3 (0.76%) Juniper
8 3 (0.76%) SAP
8 3 (0.76%) Siebel
9 2 (0.51%) Cognos
9 2 (0.51%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.25%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.25%) Ivanti