Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 747 792 979
Rank change year-on-year +45 +187 +64
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 461 458 342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 0.59% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 405 387 215
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £81,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +16.88%

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 75927 77728 91114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.25% 40.99% 41.65%
Number of salaries quoted 57021 63762 72922
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 23 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Top 15 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 23 October 2017. 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 +82 452 £55,000 +2.80% 13
London +86 271 £62,875 -0.20% 6
UK excluding London -34 183 £50,000 +17.65% 7
South East +37 51 £54,500 +21.11% 2
East of England +30 45 £55,000 +51.72%
North of England -9 40 £45,000 -6.25% 1
North West +28 25 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Midlands -19 24 £47,500 +15.15% 3
South West +3 21 £39,991 +37.43% 1
West Midlands -35 16 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Yorkshire -10 14 £45,000 -5.26%
East Midlands +33 8 £47,500 +43.94%
North East +20 1 £26,500 -15.87%
Wales -2 1 £35,050 -15.54%
Scotland -9 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 461 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 340 (73.75%) Information Security
3 304 (65.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 215 (46.64%) CISSP
5 199 (43.17%) GDPR
6 185 (40.13%) PCI DSS
7 176 (38.18%) CISM
8 144 (31.24%) Cybersecurity
9 143 (31.02%) Windows
10 142 (30.80%) Firewall
11 132 (28.63%) Penetration Testing
12 131 (28.42%) SIEM
13 129 (27.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 121 (26.25%) Windows Server
15 119 (25.81%) Active Directory
16 112 (24.30%) ITIL
17 110 (23.86%) Linux
18 104 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
19 103 (22.34%) Vulnerability Management
20 90 (19.52%) Security Architecture
21 89 (19.31%) Risk Management
22 86 (18.66%) Degree
22 86 (18.66%) Vulnerability Scanning
23 84 (18.22%) DRM
23 84 (18.22%) Finance
24 83 (18.00%) TCP/IP
25 76 (16.49%) Management Information System
26 73 (15.84%) Data Loss Prevention
27 69 (14.97%) Security Operations
28 61 (13.23%) CISA

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 14 (3.04%) IIS
2 10 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (0.87%) SAS
5 3 (0.65%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.65%) CMS
6 2 (0.43%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.65%) SPSS
5 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.22%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.22%) Raiser's Edge
3 1 (0.22%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.22%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 40 (8.68%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.52%) SaaS
3 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.43%) IaaS
5 2 (0.43%) PaaS
6 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 142 (30.80%) Firewall
2 83 (18.00%) TCP/IP
3 33 (7.16%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (3.69%) VPN
5 15 (3.25%) DNS
6 14 (3.04%) LAN
7 13 (2.82%) Network Security
7 13 (2.82%) WAN
8 11 (2.39%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (1.95%) DHCP
10 9 (1.95%) iSCSI
10 9 (1.95%) SAN
10 9 (1.95%) VLAN
10 9 (1.95%) VoIP
11 4 (0.87%) Cisco PIX
12 3 (0.65%) Cisco IPT
12 3 (0.65%) Extranet
12 3 (0.65%) Internet
12 3 (0.65%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (10.63%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (6.07%) Relational Database
4 24 (5.21%) MySQL
4 24 (5.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (5.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (4.99%) NoSQL
6 22 (4.77%) Hadoop
7 21 (4.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 21 (4.56%) SQL Server 2014
7 21 (4.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (4.12%) RDBMS
8 19 (4.12%) SQL Server 2000
8 19 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (3.04%) MongoDB
10 10 (2.17%) Big Data
11 9 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.08%) DTS
13 3 (0.65%) GIS
13 3 (0.65%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 18 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (3.25%) Visual Studio
3 14 (3.04%) Octopus Deploy
3 14 (3.04%) TeamCity
4 4 (0.87%) Burp Suite
4 4 (0.87%) Metasploit
5 3 (0.65%) JIRA
5 3 (0.65%) Zephyr
6 2 (0.43%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.22%) Jasmine
General
1 84 (18.22%) Finance
2 47 (10.20%) Banking
3 35 (7.59%) Legal
4 33 (7.16%) Marketing
5 20 (4.34%) Retail
6 19 (4.12%) Law
7 12 (2.60%) Automotive
7 12 (2.60%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.74%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.74%) Publishing
9 4 (0.87%) Electronics
9 4 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.43%) Games
12 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.22%) Local Government
12 1 (0.22%) Military
12 1 (0.22%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 100 (21.69%) Analyst
2 85 (18.44%) Consultant
3 77 (16.70%) Security Analyst
4 75 (16.27%) Security Consultant
5 62 (13.45%) Security Engineer
5 62 (13.45%) Security Manager
6 51 (11.06%) IT Engineer
6 51 (11.06%) IT Security Engineer
7 43 (9.33%) IT Analyst
7 43 (9.33%) IT Security Analyst
8 39 (8.46%) Security Officer
9 33 (7.16%) Risk Consultant
10 31 (6.72%) Operations Engineer
11 30 (6.51%) Information Security Officer
12 27 (5.86%) Information Security Consultant
13 25 (5.42%) Information Officer
14 24 (5.21%) Data Analyst
14 24 (5.21%) Security Specialist
15 23 (4.99%) Information Analyst
15 23 (4.99%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.51%) .NET
2 25 (5.42%) ASP.NET
3 10 (2.17%) HTML
4 5 (1.08%) CSS
4 5 (1.08%) HTML5
4 5 (1.08%) Velocity
5 4 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (0.87%) CSS3
5 4 (0.87%) LESS
5 4 (0.87%) Web Services
5 4 (0.87%) WPF
6 3 (0.65%) D3.js
6 3 (0.65%) Natural Language Processing
6 3 (0.65%) TensorFlow
6 3 (0.65%) Theano
7 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.22%) Jest
7 1 (0.22%) jQuery
7 1 (0.22%) REST
7 1 (0.22%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 76 (16.49%) Management Information System
2 44 (9.54%) Computer Science
3 35 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.82%) User Experience
5 12 (2.60%) Freedom of Information
5 12 (2.60%) NHS
6 11 (2.39%) CESG
7 10 (2.17%) Freedom of Information Act
8 9 (1.95%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.74%) Social Media
10 7 (1.52%) CESG CLAS
11 4 (0.87%) Cyber Defence
11 4 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (0.87%) e-Learning
11 4 (0.87%) Replication
12 3 (0.65%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.65%) Blog
12 3 (0.65%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.65%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.65%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 143 (31.02%) Windows
2 121 (26.25%) Windows Server
3 110 (23.86%) Linux
4 47 (10.20%) Apple iOS
5 40 (8.68%) Mac OS X
6 10 (2.17%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.87%) Android
8 4 (0.87%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.65%) Unix
10 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 461 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 340 (73.75%) Information Security
3 144 (31.24%) Cybersecurity
4 132 (28.63%) Penetration Testing
5 131 (28.42%) SIEM
6 112 (24.30%) ITIL
7 104 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
8 103 (22.34%) Vulnerability Management
9 90 (19.52%) Security Architecture
10 89 (19.31%) Risk Management
11 86 (18.66%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 84 (18.22%) DRM
13 73 (15.84%) Data Loss Prevention
14 69 (14.97%) Security Operations
15 43 (9.33%) Data Security
15 43 (9.33%) Regulatory Compliance
16 41 (8.89%) Risk Analysis
17 40 (8.68%) Risk Assessment
18 39 (8.46%) Patch Management
19 38 (8.24%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (13.23%) SQL
2 24 (5.21%) PowerShell
3 22 (4.77%) C#
4 15 (3.25%) Perl
5 14 (3.04%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.95%) VBScript
7 7 (1.52%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.08%) Java
8 5 (1.08%) Python
9 4 (0.87%) R
9 4 (0.87%) XAML
10 3 (0.65%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.43%) C
11 2 (0.43%) C++
11 2 (0.43%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 2 (0.43%) Ruby
12 1 (0.22%) ES6
12 1 (0.22%) Scala
12 1 (0.22%) VB
12 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 215 (46.64%) CISSP
2 176 (38.18%) CISM
3 86 (18.66%) Degree
4 61 (13.23%) CISA
5 40 (8.68%) SSCP
6 26 (5.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (4.99%) CompTIA Security+
7 23 (4.99%) Security+ Certification
8 19 (4.12%) MCITP
8 19 (4.12%) MCTS
9 16 (3.47%) CCNA
9 16 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (3.47%) CISMP
10 15 (3.25%) CEH
11 8 (1.74%) CESG Certified Professional
11 8 (1.74%) ISEB
12 7 (1.52%) CLAS
12 7 (1.52%) MCSE
13 6 (1.30%) CRISC
13 6 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (65.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 199 (43.17%) GDPR
3 185 (40.13%) PCI DSS
4 129 (27.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 46 (9.98%) Cyber Essentials
6 18 (3.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 16 (3.47%) COBIT
8 15 (3.25%) Data Quality
9 12 (2.60%) PMO
10 7 (1.52%) QA
11 6 (1.30%) ISO 9001
11 6 (1.30%) RMADS
12 5 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.87%) SLA
14 3 (0.65%) ISO 22301
14 3 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.65%) SSAE 16
15 1 (0.22%) IASME
System Software
1 119 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.95%) Hyper-V
2 9 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.22%) NFS
4 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (2.39%) Nessus
2 6 (1.30%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 4 (0.87%) Core Impact
4 3 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.22%) Nmap
Vendors
1 54 (11.71%) Microsoft
2 43 (9.33%) Apple
3 31 (6.72%) Oracle
4 20 (4.34%) Cisco
5 11 (2.39%) Citrix
5 11 (2.39%) Forcepoint
5 11 (2.39%) HP
6 9 (1.95%) VMware
7 7 (1.52%) Cognizant
8 6 (1.30%) CheckPoint
8 6 (1.30%) LogRhythm
8 6 (1.30%) McAfee
8 6 (1.30%) Palo Alto
8 6 (1.30%) Qualys
8 6 (1.30%) SonicWALL
8 6 (1.30%) Sophos
8 6 (1.30%) Splunk
9 5 (1.08%) SAP
10 4 (0.87%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.65%) Capita