Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 753 772 931
Rank change year-on-year +19 +159 +129
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 451 505 387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.60% 0.62% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 405 432 264
UK median annual salary £56,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +5.26% +20.25%
10th Percentile £38,097 £26,585 £31,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £81,175
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,040 £42,500
% change year-on-year +18.94% -1.08% +13.33%

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 75473 82073 89905
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.87% 41.65% 41.22%
Number of salaries quoted 57350 67133 71645
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +38 438 £56,000 +12.00% 25
London +90 245 £65,000 +4.84% 10
UK excluding London -58 199 £50,000 +18.94% 16
South East +50 54 £55,000 +10.00% 2
North of England -40 49 £45,000 - 10
East of England +16 45 £53,750 +3.37% 1
North West -6 26 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Midlands -1 25 £47,500 +18.75% 2
South West -31 20 £35,000 +33.08%
West Midlands -2 16 £63,500 +58.75% 2
Yorkshire -28 15 £55,000 +22.22%
East Midlands +13 9 £47,500 +43.94%
North East +21 8 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Scotland +10 4 £52,500 -40.00% 1
Wales -6 2 £45,000 +8.43%

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 451 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 309 (68.51%) Information Security
3 255 (56.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 226 (50.11%) CISSP
5 196 (43.46%) CISM
6 156 (34.59%) GDPR
7 154 (34.15%) PCI DSS
8 144 (31.93%) Windows
9 130 (28.82%) Firewall
10 126 (27.94%) Cybersecurity
11 120 (26.61%) SIEM
12 118 (26.16%) ITIL
13 110 (24.39%) Windows Server
14 109 (24.17%) Penetration Testing
15 108 (23.95%) Active Directory
15 108 (23.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 101 (22.39%) Linux
17 96 (21.29%) Degree
18 93 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
18 93 (20.62%) Risk Management
19 89 (19.73%) Management Information System
20 86 (19.07%) Finance
21 84 (18.63%) Vulnerability Management
22 83 (18.40%) CISA
23 81 (17.96%) Security Architecture
24 73 (16.19%) TCP/IP
25 72 (15.96%) SQL
26 70 (15.52%) DRM
27 67 (14.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
28 65 (14.41%) 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 14 (3.10%) IIS
2 7 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (1.55%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.67%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.67%) CMS
3 3 (0.67%) SAS
4 2 (0.44%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.67%) SPSS
5 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (3.10%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.22%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.22%) Raiser's Edge
4 1 (0.22%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 38 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.77%) SaaS
4 5 (1.11%) IaaS
4 5 (1.11%) PaaS
5 4 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.44%) Office 365
8 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 130 (28.82%) Firewall
2 73 (16.19%) TCP/IP
3 37 (8.20%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (3.99%) DNS
5 16 (3.55%) VPN
6 14 (3.10%) LAN
6 14 (3.10%) Network Security
7 12 (2.66%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (2.44%) WAN
9 9 (2.00%) SAN
10 8 (1.77%) DHCP
10 8 (1.77%) VoIP
11 7 (1.55%) iSCSI
11 7 (1.55%) VLAN
11 7 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.67%) Cisco PIX
12 3 (0.67%) Extranet
12 3 (0.67%) Intranet
13 2 (0.44%) Internet
14 1 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 33 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (7.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (6.21%) Relational Database
5 26 (5.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 24 (5.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 23 (5.10%) MySQL
8 22 (4.88%) NoSQL
9 21 (4.66%) Hadoop
9 21 (4.66%) RDBMS
10 20 (4.43%) SQL Server 2014
11 18 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (3.99%) SQL Server 2000
11 18 (3.99%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (2.88%) MongoDB
13 10 (2.22%) Big Data
14 5 (1.11%) DTS
14 5 (1.11%) OLAP
15 3 (0.67%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 17 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
1 17 (3.77%) Visual Studio
2 13 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
2 13 (2.88%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.67%) JIRA
3 3 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.67%) Zephyr
4 2 (0.44%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.22%) Jasmine
General
1 86 (19.07%) Finance
2 50 (11.09%) Legal
3 35 (7.76%) Banking
4 28 (6.21%) Marketing
5 20 (4.43%) Law
6 15 (3.33%) Retail
7 10 (2.22%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.77%) Automotive
9 5 (1.11%) Publishing
10 4 (0.89%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Electronics
12 1 (0.22%) Games
12 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 90 (19.96%) Analyst
2 76 (16.85%) Consultant
3 70 (15.52%) Security Consultant
4 66 (14.63%) Security Analyst
5 62 (13.75%) Security Manager
6 50 (11.09%) Security Engineer
7 42 (9.31%) IT Engineer
8 41 (9.09%) IT Security Engineer
9 38 (8.43%) Security Specialist
10 34 (7.54%) Information Analyst
11 33 (7.32%) Information Security Analyst
12 28 (6.21%) Information Security Consultant
12 28 (6.21%) IT Analyst
12 28 (6.21%) IT Security Analyst
13 27 (5.99%) Operations Engineer
14 25 (5.54%) IT Security Specialist
15 24 (5.32%) Risk Consultant
16 21 (4.66%) DBA
16 21 (4.66%) Security Officer
17 19 (4.21%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (7.98%) .NET
2 31 (6.87%) ASP.NET
3 12 (2.66%) HTML
4 9 (2.00%) 802.1X
5 7 (1.55%) CSS
5 7 (1.55%) HTML5
6 6 (1.33%) CSS3
6 6 (1.33%) LESS
6 6 (1.33%) WPF
7 5 (1.11%) Velocity
8 4 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (0.89%) Web Services
9 3 (0.67%) D3.js
9 3 (0.67%) MSMQ
9 3 (0.67%) Natural Language Processing
9 3 (0.67%) TensorFlow
9 3 (0.67%) Theano
10 1 (0.22%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.22%) jQuery
10 1 (0.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 89 (19.73%) Management Information System
2 45 (9.98%) Computer Science
3 32 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.77%) NHS
5 12 (2.66%) User Experience
6 11 (2.44%) Freedom of Information
7 10 (2.22%) Freedom of Information Act
8 8 (1.77%) Social Media
9 7 (1.55%) CESG
10 6 (1.33%) CESG CLAS
11 5 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (1.11%) Replication
12 4 (0.89%) Clustering
12 4 (0.89%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (0.89%) e-Learning
13 3 (0.67%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.67%) Blog
13 3 (0.67%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.67%) Reference Data
13 3 (0.67%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 144 (31.93%) Windows
2 110 (24.39%) Windows Server
3 101 (22.39%) Linux
4 43 (9.53%) Apple iOS
5 37 (8.20%) Mac OS X
6 9 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.55%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.33%) Android
9 2 (0.44%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 451 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 309 (68.51%) Information Security
3 126 (27.94%) Cybersecurity
4 120 (26.61%) SIEM
5 118 (26.16%) ITIL
6 109 (24.17%) Penetration Testing
7 93 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
7 93 (20.62%) Risk Management
8 84 (18.63%) Vulnerability Management
9 81 (17.96%) Security Architecture
10 70 (15.52%) DRM
11 67 (14.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 65 (14.41%) Data Loss Prevention
13 54 (11.97%) Security Operations
14 42 (9.31%) Risk Analysis
15 41 (9.09%) Project Management
15 41 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
16 40 (8.87%) Security Management
17 39 (8.65%) Disaster Recovery
17 39 (8.65%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (15.96%) SQL
2 23 (5.10%) C#
3 21 (4.66%) PowerShell
4 16 (3.55%) JavaScript
5 14 (3.10%) Perl
6 10 (2.22%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.55%) Java
7 7 (1.55%) VBScript
8 6 (1.33%) XAML
9 5 (1.11%) C++
9 5 (1.11%) Python
10 4 (0.89%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.67%) MATLAB
11 3 (0.67%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.67%) R
12 2 (0.44%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 2 (0.44%) Ruby
13 1 (0.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.22%) Scala
13 1 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 226 (50.11%) CISSP
2 196 (43.46%) CISM
3 96 (21.29%) Degree
4 83 (18.40%) CISA
5 28 (6.21%) SSCP
6 27 (5.99%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (4.21%) CompTIA Security+
7 19 (4.21%) Security+ Certification
8 18 (3.99%) CEH
8 18 (3.99%) CISMP
8 18 (3.99%) MCITP
8 18 (3.99%) MCTS
9 16 (3.55%) SANS
10 15 (3.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 15 (3.33%) CCSP
11 12 (2.66%) CCNA
12 9 (2.00%) MCSE
13 8 (1.77%) CASP
13 8 (1.77%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 255 (56.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 156 (34.59%) GDPR
3 154 (34.15%) PCI DSS
4 108 (23.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 55 (12.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 16 (3.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 15 (3.33%) COBIT
8 13 (2.88%) Data Quality
9 12 (2.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (2.44%) QA
11 9 (2.00%) ISO 9000
12 8 (1.77%) PMO
13 7 (1.55%) SLA
14 5 (1.11%) ISO 9001
15 4 (0.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 3 (0.67%) Basel II
16 3 (0.67%) ISO 22301
16 3 (0.67%) PA-DSS
16 3 (0.67%) SSAE 16
17 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 108 (23.95%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.55%) Hyper-V
2 7 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.22%) NFS
3 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (2.00%) Nessus
2 6 (1.33%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 3 (0.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (0.44%) SCCM
4 2 (0.44%) WSUS
5 1 (0.22%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 52 (11.53%) Microsoft
2 39 (8.65%) Oracle
3 37 (8.20%) Apple
4 21 (4.66%) Cisco
5 10 (2.22%) Forcepoint
6 9 (2.00%) Citrix
6 9 (2.00%) HP
6 9 (2.00%) VMware
7 8 (1.77%) CheckPoint
7 8 (1.77%) LogRhythm
7 8 (1.77%) McAfee
7 8 (1.77%) Palo Alto
7 8 (1.77%) Qualys
7 8 (1.77%) Sophos
7 8 (1.77%) Splunk
8 7 (1.55%) Cognizant
9 6 (1.33%) SonicWALL
9 6 (1.33%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.67%) Capita
11 2 (0.44%) Google