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 28 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 682 663 769
Rank change year-on-year -19 +106  
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 176 257 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.61% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 153 207 130
Median salary £56,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.89% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £22,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,750
% change year-on-year +31.25% -1.84%  

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 35288 41896 44191
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.51% 42.02% 40.88%
Number of salaries quoted 28128 34157 35030
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -17 165 £57,500 +21.05% 23
London +27 73 £65,000 +13.04% 13
East of England +11 31 £52,500 -
South East +46 24 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Essex +16 17 £55,000 -
City of London +17 16 £65,000 +19.26% 2
Surrey +49 14 £55,000 +10.00%
West Midlands +25 11 £63,500 +58.75% 4
Canary Wharf - 10 £66,250 -
Manchester -18 8 £75,000 +87.50% 2
North West -31 8 £75,000 +87.50% 2
North East +15 7 £45,000 +38.46%
Cambridgeshire +5 7 £52,500 -
Durham -1 6 £45,000 +60.71%
Yorkshire -4 6 £85,000 +100.00%
West Yorkshire -9 6 £85,000 +100.00%
Cambridge - 6 £52,500 -
Luton +18 5 £50,000 -28.57%
Bedfordshire +17 5 £50,000 -4.76%
Oxfordshire +13 5 £41,000 -
Banbury - 5 £41,000 -
Warwickshire +26 4 £75,000 +30.43% 1
Scotland +16 4 £52,500 -40.00%
Edinburgh - 4 £52,500 -
Walsall - 4 £63,500 -
Chelmsford - 4 £43,000 -
Hampshire +17 3 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Staines +7 3 - -
Leeds +2 3 £48,750 +21.87%
Basingstoke 0 3 £55,000 +15.78% 2

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 308 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 189 (61.36%) Information Security
3 171 (55.52%) CISSP
4 156 (50.65%) CISM
5 143 (46.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 97 (31.49%) PCI DSS
7 91 (29.55%) CISA
8 89 (28.90%) Windows
9 84 (27.27%) Finance
10 80 (25.97%) ITIL
11 76 (24.68%) Risk Management
12 73 (23.70%) GDPR
13 69 (22.40%) Degree
14 66 (21.43%) SIEM
15 62 (20.13%) Management Information System
15 62 (20.13%) Firewall
16 61 (19.81%) Cybersecurity
17 52 (16.88%) SQL
18 50 (16.23%) Linux
18 50 (16.23%) Microsoft
18 50 (16.23%) Windows Server
19 47 (15.26%) Penetration Testing
20 46 (14.94%) ISO/IEC 27002
21 45 (14.61%) Active Directory
21 45 (14.61%) SQL Server
22 43 (13.96%) Security Management
23 40 (12.99%) Legal
23 40 (12.99%) Oracle
24 39 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
25 38 (12.34%) 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 7 (2.27%) IIS
2 6 (1.95%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.30%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.32%) CMS
4 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.65%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.65%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.65%) Raiser's Edge
3 1 (0.32%) CiviCRM
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.90%) SaaS
3 9 (2.92%) IaaS
3 9 (2.92%) PaaS
4 7 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.97%) Office 365
6 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 62 (20.13%) Firewall
2 26 (8.44%) TCP/IP
3 20 (6.49%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (3.90%) DNS
5 8 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (2.27%) Internet
6 7 (2.27%) Network Security
7 4 (1.30%) Cisco IPT
7 4 (1.30%) LAN
8 3 (0.97%) Extranet
8 3 (0.97%) Intranet
8 3 (0.97%) SAN
8 3 (0.97%) VPN
9 2 (0.65%) DHCP
9 2 (0.65%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.65%) Junos
9 2 (0.65%) VoIP
9 2 (0.65%) WAN
10 1 (0.32%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.32%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (14.61%) SQL Server
2 30 (9.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (7.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (7.47%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (5.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (5.19%) Relational Database
8 15 (4.87%) MySQL
9 13 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (4.22%) RDBMS
10 11 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
11 10 (3.25%) Hadoop
11 10 (3.25%) NoSQL
11 10 (3.25%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (1.62%) DTS
12 5 (1.62%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.62%) OLAP
13 4 (1.30%) Big Data
13 4 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 9 (2.92%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.62%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.97%) HP UFT
3 3 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 84 (27.27%) Finance
2 40 (12.99%) Legal
3 15 (4.87%) Retail
4 9 (2.92%) Banking
4 9 (2.92%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.95%) Multimedia
7 5 (1.62%) Marketing
8 4 (1.30%) Law
9 2 (0.65%) Automotive
9 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.65%) Publishing
10 1 (0.32%) Games
10 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (20.78%) Analyst
2 52 (16.88%) Security Manager
3 49 (15.91%) Security Analyst
4 36 (11.69%) Consultant
4 36 (11.69%) Information Analyst
4 36 (11.69%) Information Security Analyst
4 36 (11.69%) Security Specialist
5 30 (9.74%) Security Consultant
6 27 (8.77%) DBA
7 25 (8.12%) Information Security Specialist
7 25 (8.12%) Information Specialist
8 24 (7.79%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 24 (7.79%) SQL DBA
9 18 (5.84%) Administrator
10 17 (5.52%) Information Security Consultant
10 17 (5.52%) IT Manager
10 17 (5.52%) IT Security Manager
11 16 (5.19%) Information Manager
11 16 (5.19%) Information Security Manager
12 14 (4.55%) Information Assurance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.14%) .NET
2 18 (5.84%) ASP.NET
3 9 (2.92%) 802.1X
4 6 (1.95%) HTML
5 4 (1.30%) CSS
5 4 (1.30%) CSS3
5 4 (1.30%) HTML5
5 4 (1.30%) LESS
5 4 (1.30%) WPF
6 3 (0.97%) MSMQ
7 2 (0.65%) EDI
7 2 (0.65%) REST
7 2 (0.65%) SOAP
7 2 (0.65%) WCF
7 2 (0.65%) WF
7 2 (0.65%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 2 (0.65%) XML
8 1 (0.32%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 62 (20.13%) Management Information System
2 31 (10.06%) Computer Science
3 18 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.87%) NHS
5 7 (2.27%) CESG
6 6 (1.95%) CESG CLAS
7 5 (1.62%) Social Media
8 4 (1.30%) Clustering
8 4 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.30%) Freedom of Information Act
8 4 (1.30%) iPad
8 4 (1.30%) Replication
9 3 (0.97%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.97%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.97%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.65%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.65%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.65%) User Experience
10 2 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 89 (28.90%) Windows
2 50 (16.23%) Linux
2 50 (16.23%) Windows Server
3 26 (8.44%) Apple iOS
4 21 (6.82%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.30%) Android
6 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.97%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.65%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.65%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 189 (61.36%) Information Security
3 80 (25.97%) ITIL
4 76 (24.68%) Risk Management
5 66 (21.43%) SIEM
6 61 (19.81%) Cybersecurity
7 47 (15.26%) Penetration Testing
8 43 (13.96%) Security Management
9 39 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 38 (12.34%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (12.34%) Information Security Management
11 34 (11.04%) Business Continuity
12 33 (10.71%) Vulnerability Management
13 32 (10.39%) Disaster Recovery
14 31 (10.06%) Data Management
15 30 (9.74%) Risk Analysis
16 28 (9.09%) Security Architecture
17 27 (8.77%) Project Management
18 26 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
18 26 (8.44%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (16.88%) SQL
2 13 (4.22%) T-SQL
3 10 (3.25%) C#
4 7 (2.27%) Perl
4 7 (2.27%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.95%) Java
6 5 (1.62%) C++
7 4 (1.30%) C
7 4 (1.30%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.30%) XAML
8 3 (0.97%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.97%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.65%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (0.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.32%) VB
10 1 (0.32%) VBA
10 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 171 (55.52%) CISSP
2 156 (50.65%) CISM
3 91 (29.55%) CISA
4 69 (22.40%) Degree
5 28 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (7.79%) SANS
7 23 (7.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 23 (7.47%) CCSP
8 21 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (5.19%) SSCP
10 14 (4.55%) CEH
11 12 (3.90%) CISMP
12 10 (3.25%) CompTIA Security+
12 10 (3.25%) ISEB
12 10 (3.25%) MCITP
12 10 (3.25%) MCSA
12 10 (3.25%) MCTS
12 10 (3.25%) Security+ Certification
13 8 (2.60%) CASP
13 8 (2.60%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (46.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 97 (31.49%) PCI DSS
3 73 (23.70%) GDPR
4 46 (14.94%) ISO/IEC 27002
5 38 (12.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (5.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (3.90%) QA
7 12 (3.90%) SLA
8 11 (3.57%) COBIT
9 10 (3.25%) Data Quality
10 9 (2.92%) ISO 9000
11 7 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (1.30%) PA-DSS
13 3 (0.97%) Basel II
13 3 (0.97%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.97%) JSP 440
14 2 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 1 (0.32%) RMADS
15 1 (0.32%) Solvency II
System Software
1 45 (14.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (2.92%) Nessus
2 2 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (0.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (0.65%) SCCM
2 2 (0.65%) WSUS
3 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 50 (16.23%) Microsoft
2 40 (12.99%) Oracle
3 21 (6.82%) Apple
4 11 (3.57%) Cisco
5 8 (2.60%) CheckPoint
5 8 (2.60%) LogRhythm
5 8 (2.60%) McAfee
5 8 (2.60%) Palo Alto
5 8 (2.60%) Qualys
5 8 (2.60%) Sophos
5 8 (2.60%) Splunk
6 6 (1.95%) Forcepoint
6 6 (1.95%) VMware
7 4 (1.30%) Cognizant
7 4 (1.30%) HP
7 4 (1.30%) Xamarin
8 3 (0.97%) Juniper
9 2 (0.65%) Avaya
9 2 (0.65%) Citrix
10 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum Plus Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Cloudscope
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £38,000 to £40,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum c£50k
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum + full benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Babylon
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Babylon
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £20,800 - £22,000 pro rata + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £47,500 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Horsham, Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions Ltd
Posted: 11 days ago
London
360 Resourcing
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £17,684 - 26,526 per year
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Morgan Mckinley
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
East London
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 25 days ago