Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 804 824 969
Rank change year-on-year +20 +145 +98
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 376 360 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.52% 0.51% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 335 286 257
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +2.27%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%

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 72,887 71,184 88,081
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.02% 40.78% 42.22%
Number of salaries quoted 56,644 58,389 70,900
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 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 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 +40 371 £55,000 +10.00% 87
London +96 246 £60,000 -7.69% 31
UK excluding London -86 127 £47,500 +7.95% 58
South East -20 43 £54,000 +8.00% 18
North of England -11 31 £50,000 +20.48% 9
Midlands -18 24 £47,500 +26.67% 8
West Midlands -19 20 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Yorkshire +32 17 £45,000 - 3
South West -9 14 £35,000 -26.32% 5
East of England +4 13 £65,000 +51.16% 16
North West -13 10 £50,000 +5.26% 4
East Midlands +13 4 £47,500 +46.15% 5
North East -18 4 £52,500 +77.22% 2
Wales +6 1 £35,050 -5.27% 1
Scotland -42 1 £65,000 +73.33% 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 376 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 303 (80.59%) Information Security
3 284 (75.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 186 (49.47%) GDPR
5 170 (45.21%) CISSP
6 159 (42.29%) PCI DSS
7 130 (34.57%) CISM
8 111 (29.52%) Penetration Testing
9 105 (27.93%) Cybersecurity
10 104 (27.66%) Firewall
11 99 (26.33%) ITIL
12 97 (25.80%) Windows
12 97 (25.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 94 (25.00%) SIEM
14 90 (23.94%) Risk Management
15 86 (22.87%) Vulnerability Management
16 83 (22.07%) Finance
17 81 (21.54%) Active Directory
18 79 (21.01%) Linux
18 79 (21.01%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 74 (19.68%) Windows Server
20 73 (19.41%) Agile Software Development
21 60 (15.96%) DRM
22 59 (15.69%) CISA
22 59 (15.69%) Security Architecture
23 58 (15.43%) TCP/IP
24 57 (15.16%) Data Security
25 55 (14.63%) Degree
25 55 (14.63%) Compliance Audit
26 50 (13.30%) Data Loss Prevention

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 (2.39%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.06%) IIS
4 4 (1.06%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.27%) Raiser's Edge
1 1 (0.27%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.27%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 44 (11.70%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.39%) SaaS
3 8 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.60%) Office 365
5 4 (1.06%) PaaS
6 2 (0.53%) IaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 104 (27.66%) Firewall
2 58 (15.43%) TCP/IP
3 20 (5.32%) VPN
4 14 (3.72%) Network Security
5 10 (2.66%) IPsec
5 10 (2.66%) SSL
6 8 (2.13%) DHCP
6 8 (2.13%) DNS
6 8 (2.13%) VoIP
7 7 (1.86%) LAN
8 6 (1.60%) WAN
9 5 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.06%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (1.06%) iSCSI
10 4 (1.06%) SAN
10 4 (1.06%) VLAN
11 3 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.80%) PPP
12 2 (0.53%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.13%) Relational Database
2 8 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (1.60%) MySQL
4 5 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.33%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.33%) RDBMS
4 5 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.06%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.06%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.53%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.27%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 14 (3.72%) Burp Suite
1 14 (3.72%) Metasploit
2 11 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.86%) JIRA
3 7 (1.86%) Zephyr
4 5 (1.33%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (1.06%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.27%) Jasmine
General
1 83 (22.07%) Finance
2 41 (10.90%) Legal
3 28 (7.45%) Retail
4 25 (6.65%) Banking
5 15 (3.99%) Marketing
6 14 (3.72%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.39%) Investment Banking
8 8 (2.13%) Automotive
9 7 (1.86%) Law
10 6 (1.60%) Electronics
10 6 (1.60%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.33%) Publishing
12 2 (0.53%) Advertising
12 2 (0.53%) Games
13 1 (0.27%) Local Government
13 1 (0.27%) Military
13 1 (0.27%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 96 (25.53%) Analyst
2 87 (23.14%) Security Analyst
3 81 (21.54%) Consultant
4 67 (17.82%) Security Consultant
5 65 (17.29%) Security Manager
6 39 (10.37%) IT Analyst
6 39 (10.37%) IT Security Analyst
6 39 (10.37%) Security Officer
7 36 (9.57%) Information Manager
8 34 (9.04%) Information Security Manager
8 34 (9.04%) Risk Consultant
9 29 (7.71%) Information Officer
9 29 (7.71%) Information Security Officer
9 29 (7.71%) Security Engineer
10 27 (7.18%) Information Analyst
11 26 (6.91%) Information Security Analyst
12 24 (6.38%) IT Engineer
12 24 (6.38%) IT Security Engineer
13 22 (5.85%) Data Analyst
14 21 (5.59%) Cybersecurity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.86%) .NET
2 5 (1.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.06%) LDAP
3 4 (1.06%) OAuth
3 4 (1.06%) OpenID
3 4 (1.06%) SAML
3 4 (1.06%) Web Services
4 2 (0.53%) HTML
5 1 (0.27%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.27%) CSS
5 1 (0.27%) HTML5
5 1 (0.27%) Jest
5 1 (0.27%) jQuery
5 1 (0.27%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 50 (13.30%) Management Information System
2 28 (7.45%) Computer Science
3 23 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.52%) Data Centre
5 14 (3.72%) Public Cloud
6 10 (2.66%) CESG
7 9 (2.39%) NHS
8 6 (1.60%) Freedom of Information
9 5 (1.33%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.33%) User Experience
10 4 (1.06%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.06%) Freedom of Information Act
10 4 (1.06%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.80%) Cyberattack
11 3 (0.80%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.53%) Digital Wallet
12 2 (0.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.53%) Security Operations Centre
13 1 (0.27%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 97 (25.80%) Windows
2 79 (21.01%) Linux
3 74 (19.68%) Windows Server
4 34 (9.04%) Apple iOS
5 31 (8.24%) Mac OS X
6 14 (3.72%) Kali Linux
7 5 (1.33%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.06%) Unix
8 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 303 (80.59%) Information Security
3 111 (29.52%) Penetration Testing
4 105 (27.93%) Cybersecurity
5 99 (26.33%) ITIL
6 94 (25.00%) SIEM
7 90 (23.94%) Risk Management
8 86 (22.87%) Vulnerability Management
9 79 (21.01%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 73 (19.41%) Agile Software Development
11 60 (15.96%) DRM
12 59 (15.69%) Security Architecture
13 57 (15.16%) Data Security
14 55 (14.63%) Compliance Audit
15 50 (13.30%) Data Loss Prevention
16 45 (11.97%) Risk Assessment
17 44 (11.70%) Security Operations
18 41 (10.90%) Security Management
19 40 (10.64%) Migration
20 38 (10.11%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (7.18%) SQL
2 8 (2.13%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.33%) Perl
4 4 (1.06%) C#
4 4 (1.06%) VBScript
5 3 (0.80%) C
5 3 (0.80%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.27%) ES6
6 1 (0.27%) ES7
6 1 (0.27%) Python
6 1 (0.27%) R
6 1 (0.27%) Ruby
6 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 170 (45.21%) CISSP
2 130 (34.57%) CISM
3 59 (15.69%) CISA
4 55 (14.63%) Degree
5 36 (9.57%) SSCP
6 20 (5.32%) CCNA
6 20 (5.32%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (4.26%) CRISC
8 14 (3.72%) CREST Certified
8 14 (3.72%) OSCP
9 12 (3.19%) CCSP
10 11 (2.93%) CompTIA Security+
10 11 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (2.66%) CISMP
12 9 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (2.13%) MCITP
14 7 (1.86%) ISTQB
14 7 (1.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (1.60%) CEH
15 6 (1.60%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (75.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 186 (49.47%) GDPR
3 159 (42.29%) PCI DSS
4 97 (25.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 30 (7.98%) Cyber Essentials
6 20 (5.32%) COBIT
7 8 (2.13%) PMO
7 8 (2.13%) RMADS
8 7 (1.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 7 (1.86%) QA
9 6 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (1.33%) Data Quality
11 4 (1.06%) GPG13
12 3 (0.80%) ISO 22301
12 3 (0.80%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.80%) SSAE 16
13 2 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.53%) ISO 31000
14 1 (0.27%) IASME
14 1 (0.27%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 81 (21.54%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.66%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.06%) XenApp
6 1 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (3.99%) Nessus
2 14 (3.72%) Core Impact
3 4 (1.06%) CA Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.06%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 4 (1.06%) SCCM
3 4 (1.06%) vCenter Server
4 3 (0.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.53%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.27%) Nmap
Vendors
1 46 (12.23%) Microsoft
2 34 (9.04%) Apple
3 22 (5.85%) Oracle
4 15 (3.99%) Cisco
5 8 (2.13%) Citrix
5 8 (2.13%) HP
5 8 (2.13%) VMware
6 7 (1.86%) SAP
7 4 (1.06%) 3PAR
7 4 (1.06%) Avaya
7 4 (1.06%) CA
7 4 (1.06%) Civica
7 4 (1.06%) CommVault
7 4 (1.06%) CyberArk
7 4 (1.06%) Meraki
7 4 (1.06%) NetApp
7 4 (1.06%) SolarWinds
7 4 (1.06%) Sophos
8 2 (0.53%) Forcepoint
9 1 (0.27%) Google