Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 760 778 987
Rank change year-on-year +18 +209 +89
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 458 465 326
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.59% 0.61% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 400 387 212
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +19.57% +15.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £79,975
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 77349 76453 91776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.03% 40.87% 41.96%
Number of salaries quoted 58327 62791 73520
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 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +51 451 £55,000 - 30
London +85 285 £62,500 -0.79% 8
UK excluding London -68 168 £47,500 +7.95% 22
South East +7 44 £54,000 +8.00% 5
North of England +3 43 £45,000 -10.00% 12
East of England +15 29 £65,000 +79.31%
South West +2 25 £35,000 +9.38% 3
Midlands -30 25 £47,500 +11.76% 2
North West +3 23 £42,500 -15.00% 3
West Midlands -32 18 £53,000 +24.71% 2
Yorkshire -13 16 £45,000 -6.25% 6
East Midlands +24 7 £47,500 +44.24%
North East +1 4 £52,500 +50.00% 3
Wales -4 1 £35,050 -15.54%
Scotland -22 1 £65,000 +73.33%

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 458 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 344 (75.11%) Information Security
3 315 (68.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 208 (45.41%) CISSP
5 203 (44.32%) GDPR
6 180 (39.30%) PCI DSS
7 164 (35.81%) CISM
8 144 (31.44%) Cybersecurity
9 131 (28.60%) Penetration Testing
10 128 (27.95%) Firewall
11 127 (27.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 123 (26.86%) Windows
13 118 (25.76%) SIEM
14 107 (23.36%) ITIL
14 107 (23.36%) Active Directory
15 105 (22.93%) Linux
15 105 (22.93%) Vulnerability Management
16 102 (22.27%) Windows Server
17 100 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
18 92 (20.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 90 (19.65%) Finance
20 89 (19.43%) Risk Management
20 89 (19.43%) Security Architecture
21 83 (18.12%) Degree
22 82 (17.90%) DRM
23 80 (17.47%) TCP/IP
24 72 (15.72%) Data Loss Prevention
25 67 (14.63%) Management Information System
26 65 (14.19%) Security Operations
27 53 (11.57%) SQL

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 11 (2.40%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (2.18%) IIS
3 9 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (0.87%) SAS
5 3 (0.66%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.66%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.44%) CMS
7 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.66%) SPSS
5 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.22%) Raiser's Edge
2 1 (0.22%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.22%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 39 (8.52%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.75%) SaaS
3 4 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.87%) IaaS
3 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.87%) Office 365
3 4 (0.87%) PaaS
4 3 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 128 (27.95%) Firewall
2 80 (17.47%) TCP/IP
3 19 (4.15%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (3.71%) VPN
5 14 (3.06%) LAN
6 13 (2.84%) Network Security
6 13 (2.84%) WAN
7 10 (2.18%) DHCP
7 10 (2.18%) DNS
7 10 (2.18%) VoIP
7 10 (2.18%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (1.97%) iSCSI
8 9 (1.97%) SAN
8 9 (1.97%) VLAN
9 5 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.87%) Cisco PIX
10 4 (0.87%) LDAP
11 3 (0.66%) Internet
11 3 (0.66%) Intranet
11 3 (0.66%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (4.59%) Relational Database
4 15 (3.28%) NoSQL
5 14 (3.06%) Hadoop
5 14 (3.06%) MySQL
5 14 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (2.84%) SQL Server 2014
7 12 (2.62%) RDBMS
8 11 (2.40%) SQL Server 2000
8 11 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (2.18%) MongoDB
10 8 (1.75%) Big Data
11 6 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.66%) GIS
12 3 (0.66%) OLAP
12 3 (0.66%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 18 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (2.40%) Visual Studio
3 10 (2.18%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (2.18%) TeamCity
4 7 (1.53%) Burp Suite
4 7 (1.53%) JIRA
4 7 (1.53%) Metasploit
4 7 (1.53%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.22%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.22%) Jasmine
General
1 90 (19.65%) Finance
2 50 (10.92%) Banking
3 36 (7.86%) Legal
4 35 (7.64%) Marketing
5 25 (5.46%) Retail
6 18 (3.93%) Law
7 16 (3.49%) Telecoms
8 12 (2.62%) Automotive
9 9 (1.97%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.75%) Publishing
11 5 (1.09%) Electronics
11 5 (1.09%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.44%) Advertising
12 2 (0.44%) Games
13 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.22%) Local Government
13 1 (0.22%) Military
13 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.22%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 99 (21.62%) Analyst
2 85 (18.56%) Consultant
3 77 (16.81%) Security Analyst
4 74 (16.16%) Security Consultant
5 70 (15.28%) Security Manager
6 59 (12.88%) Security Engineer
7 48 (10.48%) IT Engineer
7 48 (10.48%) IT Security Engineer
8 45 (9.83%) IT Analyst
8 45 (9.83%) IT Security Analyst
8 45 (9.83%) Security Officer
9 36 (7.86%) Information Security Officer
10 35 (7.64%) Risk Consultant
11 32 (6.99%) Information Manager
11 32 (6.99%) Information Officer
11 32 (6.99%) Operations Engineer
12 29 (6.33%) Information Security Manager
13 22 (4.80%) Data Analyst
13 22 (4.80%) Information Analyst
14 21 (4.59%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.59%) .NET
2 18 (3.93%) ASP.NET
3 9 (1.97%) HTML
4 5 (1.09%) Velocity
5 4 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (0.87%) CSS
5 4 (0.87%) HTML5
5 4 (0.87%) OAuth
5 4 (0.87%) OpenID
5 4 (0.87%) SAML
5 4 (0.87%) Web Services
6 3 (0.66%) CSS3
6 3 (0.66%) D3.js
6 3 (0.66%) LESS
6 3 (0.66%) Natural Language Processing
6 3 (0.66%) TensorFlow
6 3 (0.66%) Theano
6 3 (0.66%) WPF
7 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.22%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 67 (14.63%) Management Information System
2 43 (9.39%) Computer Science
3 35 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.06%) User Experience
5 13 (2.84%) Freedom of Information
6 12 (2.62%) CESG
7 10 (2.18%) Freedom of Information Act
7 10 (2.18%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.53%) CESG CLAS
9 6 (1.31%) Social Media
10 5 (1.09%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.87%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.87%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.66%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.66%) Blog
12 3 (0.66%) NHS
12 3 (0.66%) Reference Data
12 3 (0.66%) Tandem
13 2 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 123 (26.86%) Windows
2 105 (22.93%) Linux
3 102 (22.27%) Windows Server
4 43 (9.39%) Apple iOS
5 37 (8.08%) Mac OS X
6 10 (2.18%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.53%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.66%) Android
9 3 (0.66%) Unix
10 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 458 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 344 (75.11%) Information Security
3 144 (31.44%) Cybersecurity
4 131 (28.60%) Penetration Testing
5 118 (25.76%) SIEM
6 107 (23.36%) ITIL
7 105 (22.93%) Vulnerability Management
8 100 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
9 92 (20.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 89 (19.43%) Risk Management
10 89 (19.43%) Security Architecture
11 82 (17.90%) DRM
12 72 (15.72%) Data Loss Prevention
13 65 (14.19%) Security Operations
14 44 (9.61%) Data Security
15 43 (9.39%) Regulatory Compliance
16 42 (9.17%) Compliance Audit
16 42 (9.17%) Risk Assessment
17 40 (8.73%) Security Management
18 37 (8.08%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (11.57%) SQL
2 19 (4.15%) PowerShell
3 17 (3.71%) C#
4 13 (2.84%) JavaScript
5 11 (2.40%) Perl
6 9 (1.97%) VBScript
7 5 (1.09%) Python
8 4 (0.87%) Java
8 4 (0.87%) R
9 3 (0.66%) MATLAB
9 3 (0.66%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.66%) XAML
10 2 (0.44%) C
10 2 (0.44%) Ruby
11 1 (0.22%) ES6
11 1 (0.22%) Scala
11 1 (0.22%) VB
11 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 208 (45.41%) CISSP
2 164 (35.81%) CISM
3 83 (18.12%) Degree
4 51 (11.14%) CISA
5 37 (8.08%) SSCP
6 19 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (3.93%) CCNA
7 18 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (3.71%) CompTIA Security+
8 17 (3.71%) Security+ Certification
9 16 (3.49%) CISMP
10 12 (2.62%) MCITP
11 11 (2.40%) MCTS
12 10 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (1.97%) CESG Certified Professional
14 8 (1.75%) CEH
14 8 (1.75%) CLAS
14 8 (1.75%) ISTQB
14 8 (1.75%) MCSE
15 7 (1.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 315 (68.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 203 (44.32%) GDPR
3 180 (39.30%) PCI DSS
4 127 (27.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 32 (6.99%) Cyber Essentials
6 18 (3.93%) COBIT
7 14 (3.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 13 (2.84%) Data Quality
9 12 (2.62%) PMO
10 10 (2.18%) QA
11 6 (1.31%) RMADS
12 5 (1.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (1.09%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.66%) ISO 22301
14 3 (0.66%) SLA
14 3 (0.66%) SSAE 16
15 1 (0.22%) IASME
15 1 (0.22%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 107 (23.36%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.97%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.44%) XenApp
6 1 (0.22%) NFS
6 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (1.75%) Nessus
2 7 (1.53%) Core Impact
3 6 (1.31%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 4 (0.87%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.87%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 3 (0.66%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.22%) Nmap
6 1 (0.22%) SCCM
6 1 (0.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 52 (11.35%) Microsoft
2 40 (8.73%) Apple
3 27 (5.90%) Oracle
4 15 (3.28%) Cisco
5 12 (2.62%) Citrix
6 11 (2.40%) HP
7 10 (2.18%) VMware
8 7 (1.53%) Forcepoint
9 6 (1.31%) SAP
9 6 (1.31%) SonicWALL
10 5 (1.09%) Cognizant
11 4 (0.87%) CA
11 4 (0.87%) CyberArk
12 3 (0.66%) Capita
12 3 (0.66%) Xamarin
13 2 (0.44%) Darktrace
13 2 (0.44%) Google
14 1 (0.22%) Allen-Bradley
14 1 (0.22%) Civica
14 1 (0.22%) LANDesk