Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 870 865 874
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9 +141
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 328 317 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.44% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 285 271 356
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +19.57% +2.22%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -5.88%

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 75,633 72,664 89,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.67% 42.43% 43.98%
Number of salaries quoted 59,635 59,096 72,152
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,564
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.19% +7.92%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +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 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Protection Act in the UK

Data Protection Act
Top 14 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 April 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 -9 323 £55,000 -1.79% 80
London +38 191 £60,000 -7.69% 33
UK excluding London -64 136 £50,000 +11.11% 51
South East -10 49 £57,500 +15.00% 13
North of England -25 41 £52,500 +23.53% 7
Midlands -17 22 £42,500 -2.86% 10
North West -6 21 £50,000 +20.48% 5
West Midlands -5 20 £45,000 -6.25% 5
Yorkshire +14 16 £52,500 +23.53% 2
East of England -22 11 £55,000 +27.91% 15
South West -12 9 £35,000 -27.84% 2
Wales +9 4 £34,000 +4.62% 1
North East -32 4 £52,500 +16.67%
East Midlands +1 2 £41,250 +25.52% 5

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 328 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 221 (67.38%) Information Security
3 200 (60.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 165 (50.30%) GDPR
5 130 (39.63%) CISSP
6 107 (32.62%) CISM
7 88 (26.83%) PCI DSS
8 86 (26.22%) Cybersecurity
9 83 (25.30%) Firewall
10 81 (24.70%) Penetration Testing
11 70 (21.34%) Risk Management
12 67 (20.43%) CISA
12 67 (20.43%) ITIL
13 66 (20.12%) SIEM
14 59 (17.99%) Active Directory
15 58 (17.68%) Degree
15 58 (17.68%) Finance
15 58 (17.68%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 58 (17.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 57 (17.38%) Windows
17 56 (17.07%) Vulnerability Management
18 50 (15.24%) Management Information System
19 48 (14.63%) Windows Server
20 46 (14.02%) Identity Access Management
20 46 (14.02%) Amazon AWS
21 45 (13.72%) Security Architecture
21 45 (13.72%) Agile Software Development
22 43 (13.11%) Linux
23 42 (12.80%) Microsoft
24 41 (12.50%) Cyber Essentials

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 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (1.22%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (7.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (4.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) iTrent
2 1 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.30%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (14.02%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.83%) Office 365
4 5 (1.52%) SaaS
5 2 (0.61%) IaaS
5 2 (0.61%) PaaS
6 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 83 (25.30%) Firewall
2 40 (12.20%) TCP/IP
3 23 (7.01%) VPN
4 19 (5.79%) IPsec
4 19 (5.79%) SSL
5 10 (3.05%) Network Security
6 9 (2.74%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (1.52%) DNS
8 4 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (1.22%) DHCP
8 4 (1.22%) NetScaler
8 4 (1.22%) VoIP
9 3 (0.91%) Cisco IPT
9 3 (0.91%) SMS
10 2 (0.61%) LAN
11 1 (0.30%) Internet
11 1 (0.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.91%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.61%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.61%) MySQL
8 2 (0.61%) OLAP
8 2 (0.61%) OLTP
8 2 (0.61%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.30%) Big Data
9 1 (0.30%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.30%) Power BI
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (3.66%) Burp Suite
1 12 (3.66%) Metasploit
2 4 (1.22%) JIRA
2 4 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.22%) Zephyr
General
1 58 (17.68%) Finance
2 32 (9.76%) Legal
3 21 (6.40%) Retail
3 21 (6.40%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.66%) Marketing
5 9 (2.74%) Law
6 5 (1.52%) Banking
7 4 (1.22%) Local Government
8 2 (0.61%) Advertising
8 2 (0.61%) Electronics
8 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (20.12%) Consultant
2 65 (19.82%) Analyst
3 63 (19.21%) Security Manager
4 54 (16.46%) Security Consultant
5 51 (15.55%) Security Analyst
6 30 (9.15%) Information Manager
7 25 (7.62%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 24 (7.32%) Information Security Manager
9 21 (6.40%) Information Analyst
9 21 (6.40%) Information Security Analyst
9 21 (6.40%) Risk Consultant
10 20 (6.10%) Data Protection Officer
10 20 (6.10%) Security Officer
11 19 (5.79%) Data Analyst
12 18 (5.49%) Information Officer
13 17 (5.18%) Information Security Consultant
14 14 (4.27%) Information Security Officer
14 14 (4.27%) IT Manager
14 14 (4.27%) Project Assurance Manager
14 14 (4.27%) Security Assurance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.13%) LDAP
2 6 (1.83%) OAuth
2 6 (1.83%) OpenID
2 6 (1.83%) SAML
3 4 (1.22%) Web Services
4 3 (0.91%) XML
5 2 (0.61%) CSS
5 2 (0.61%) HTML
5 2 (0.61%) jQuery
6 1 (0.30%) .NET
6 1 (0.30%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (15.24%) Management Information System
2 30 (9.15%) Computer Science
3 26 (7.93%) Data Centre
4 17 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.96%) NHS
6 10 (3.05%) Public Cloud
6 10 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (1.83%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (1.52%) CESG
8 5 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (1.52%) User Experience
9 4 (1.22%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.22%) Freedom of Information Act
9 4 (1.22%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.22%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.91%) Cyberattack
10 3 (0.91%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.61%) Reinsurance
11 2 (0.61%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 57 (17.38%) Windows
2 48 (14.63%) Windows Server
3 43 (13.11%) Linux
4 23 (7.01%) Apple iOS
4 23 (7.01%) Mac OS X
5 12 (3.66%) Kali Linux
6 4 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 221 (67.38%) Information Security
3 86 (26.22%) Cybersecurity
4 81 (24.70%) Penetration Testing
5 70 (21.34%) Risk Management
6 67 (20.43%) ITIL
7 66 (20.12%) SIEM
8 58 (17.68%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 56 (17.07%) Vulnerability Management
10 46 (14.02%) Identity Access Management
11 45 (13.72%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (13.72%) Security Architecture
12 40 (12.20%) Migration
13 39 (11.89%) Compliance Audit
14 38 (11.59%) Data Loss Prevention
14 38 (11.59%) DRM
15 35 (10.67%) Security Management
16 34 (10.37%) Data Security
17 33 (10.06%) ISMS
18 31 (9.45%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 33 (10.06%) SQL
2 9 (2.74%) T-SQL
3 2 (0.61%) Perl
3 2 (0.61%) PL/SQL
3 2 (0.61%) Python
4 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.30%) C
4 1 (0.30%) C#
4 1 (0.30%) Java
4 1 (0.30%) Ruby
4 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 130 (39.63%) CISSP
2 107 (32.62%) CISM
3 67 (20.43%) CISA
4 58 (17.68%) Degree
5 18 (5.49%) SSCP
6 17 (5.18%) CRISC
7 14 (4.27%) CCNA
7 14 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (3.66%) CREST Certified
9 12 (3.66%) OSCP
10 10 (3.05%) CCSP
11 8 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (2.44%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 7 (2.13%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 6 (1.83%) DBS Check
13 6 (1.83%) GIAC
13 6 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (1.83%) PCI QSA
14 5 (1.52%) GSNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (60.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 165 (50.30%) GDPR
3 88 (26.83%) PCI DSS
4 58 (17.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 41 (12.50%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (5.18%) COBIT
7 14 (4.27%) QA
8 9 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (2.13%) GPG13
10 6 (1.83%) ISO 22301
10 6 (1.83%) SLA
11 4 (1.22%) Data Quality
11 4 (1.22%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.91%) Actionable Recommendations
12 3 (0.91%) COSO
12 3 (0.91%) ISO 31000
13 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 2 (0.61%) RMADS
13 2 (0.61%) Solvency II
14 1 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 59 (17.99%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.27%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.44%) XenApp
4 4 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.22%) vSphere
4 4 (1.22%) XenDesktop
4 4 (1.22%) XenServer
5 1 (0.30%) Firmware
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (3.66%) Core Impact
1 12 (3.66%) Nessus
2 8 (2.44%) vCenter Server
3 7 (2.13%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (1.83%) CA Single Sign-On
4 6 (1.83%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 4 (1.22%) SCCM
5 4 (1.22%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 42 (12.80%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.01%) Apple
3 16 (4.88%) Cisco
4 14 (4.27%) Oracle
5 8 (2.44%) Citrix
5 8 (2.44%) VMware
6 7 (2.13%) Imperva
6 7 (2.13%) SolarWinds
7 6 (1.83%) CA
7 6 (1.83%) CyberArk
8 4 (1.22%) 3PAR
8 4 (1.22%) Avaya
8 4 (1.22%) Civica
8 4 (1.22%) CommVault
8 4 (1.22%) HP
8 4 (1.22%) Meraki
8 4 (1.22%) NetApp
8 4 (1.22%) Sophos
9 3 (0.91%) Adobe
10 2 (0.61%) Juniper