Period
to 20 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Data Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Security over the 6 months to 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Security
UK
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 498 593 683
Rank change year-on-year +95 +90 +110
Permanent jobs citing Data Security 949 675 694
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.40% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.44% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 761 516 573
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £31,950 £31,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,393 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.78% -0.23% +11.76%

Data Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 156,240 154,436 180,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.88% 90.53% 89.99%
Number of salaries quoted 125,771 126,652 150,381
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,711 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

Data Security
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Security in the UK

Data Security
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Security.

Salary trend for Data Security in the UK

Data Security
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Security over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Security in the UK

Data Security
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Security within the UK over the 6 months to 20 May 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 +98 898 £59,250 +7.73% 124
UK excluding London +71 490 £52,500 +10.78% 82
London +88 442 £70,000 +16.67% 50
South East +96 208 £55,000 +15.79% 28
North of England +56 135 £52,500 +16.67% 18
North West +27 84 £60,000 +26.32% 14
Yorkshire +50 51 £44,000 -2.22% 2
Midlands -35 42 £54,000 +66.15% 15
South West +5 41 £40,000 -20.00% 4
East of England -16 30 £46,500 -7.00% 9
West Midlands -30 29 £61,250 +88.46% 8
Scotland -29 18 £47,500 -17.03% 5
East Midlands +4 13 £45,000 +50.00% 7
Wales +12 11 £52,500 +23.53% 2
Isle of Man - 4 £55,000 - 1
Northern Ireland +3 1 £45,000 +50.00%

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT jobs citing Data Security 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 Security.

1 350 (36.88%) Finance
2 319 (33.61%) SQL
3 213 (22.44%) Microsoft
4 195 (20.55%) Amazon AWS
5 192 (20.23%) Information Security
6 190 (20.02%) Agile Software Development
7 188 (19.81%) Linux
8 174 (18.34%) MySQL
9 172 (18.12%) Microsoft Azure
10 171 (18.02%) SQL Server
11 170 (17.91%) GDPR
12 138 (14.54%) NoSQL
12 138 (14.54%) Data Protection
12 138 (14.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 137 (14.44%) CISSP
14 134 (14.12%) Java
15 132 (13.91%) Banking
16 129 (13.59%) Degree
17 125 (13.17%) Git (software)
18 124 (13.07%) Windows
18 124 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
19 123 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
20 122 (12.86%) PostgreSQL
21 120 (12.64%) Project Management
22 116 (12.22%) PCI DSS
23 112 (11.80%) Telecoms
24 109 (11.49%) Redis
25 107 (11.28%) CISM
26 106 (11.17%) Node.js
27 104 (10.96%) Test Automation

Data Security
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 60 (6.32%) Ethereum
2 33 (3.48%) SharePoint
3 29 (3.06%) Apache
4 28 (2.95%) nginx
5 27 (2.85%) Tomcat
6 20 (2.11%) Jetty
7 19 (2.00%) MS Exchange
8 15 (1.58%) Apache Spark
9 14 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 14 (1.48%) Skype for Business
10 11 (1.16%) IIS
11 10 (1.05%) Drupal
12 9 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (0.84%) Confluence
13 8 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2000
13 8 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 39 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 81 (8.54%) Distributed Ledger
2 10 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.42%) MetaTrader
6 4 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.32%) DocuMatrix
7 3 (0.32%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.32%) Relativity
7 3 (0.32%) Ringtail
7 3 (0.32%) Veritas eDiscovery
8 2 (0.21%) assyst
8 2 (0.21%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.11%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 195 (20.55%) Amazon AWS
2 172 (18.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 94 (9.91%) GitHub
4 60 (6.32%) Cloud Computing
5 52 (5.48%) Amazon S3
6 42 (4.43%) Amazon EC2
7 41 (4.32%) SaaS
8 32 (3.37%) Slack
8 32 (3.37%) Trello
9 27 (2.85%) Office 365
10 16 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
10 16 (1.69%) Serverless
11 11 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
11 11 (1.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 10 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (1.05%) CloudFront
13 8 (0.84%) OneDrive
14 6 (0.63%) IaaS
15 5 (0.53%) PaaS
16 2 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 77 (8.11%) Firewall
2 64 (6.74%) VPN
3 58 (6.11%) SAN
4 49 (5.16%) LAN
5 48 (5.06%) Network Security
6 44 (4.64%) WAN
7 39 (4.11%) Intrusion Detection
8 36 (3.79%) TCP/IP
9 27 (2.85%) VLAN
10 26 (2.74%) DMZ
11 25 (2.63%) MPLS
12 24 (2.53%) NetScaler
12 24 (2.53%) VPLS
12 24 (2.53%) WLAN
13 21 (2.21%) Internet
14 20 (2.11%) DNS
14 20 (2.11%) SMPP
15 19 (2.00%) VoIP
16 16 (1.69%) Wireless
17 14 (1.48%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (18.34%) MySQL
2 171 (18.02%) SQL Server
3 138 (14.54%) NoSQL
4 122 (12.86%) PostgreSQL
5 109 (11.49%) Redis
6 95 (10.01%) Blockchain
7 73 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
8 66 (6.95%) Big Data
9 51 (5.37%) Hadoop
10 47 (4.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 44 (4.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 42 (4.43%) Relational Database
13 27 (2.85%) MongoDB
14 26 (2.74%) HBase
15 25 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
16 21 (2.21%) Amazon RDS
17 20 (2.11%) OLAP
18 16 (1.69%) RDBMS
19 15 (1.58%) SQL Server 2016
19 15 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 125 (13.17%) Git (software)
2 61 (6.43%) JIRA
3 44 (4.64%) Jenkins
4 41 (4.32%) Mocha
5 27 (2.85%) webpack
6 25 (2.63%) JUnit
7 24 (2.53%) Maven
8 20 (2.11%) ERwin
8 20 (2.11%) Hamcrest
8 20 (2.11%) jMock
8 20 (2.11%) Subversion
8 20 (2.11%) TestNG
9 16 (1.69%) Visual Studio
10 13 (1.37%) Eclipse
10 13 (1.37%) Selenium
11 10 (1.05%) Jasmine
11 10 (1.05%) Karma Test Runner
11 10 (1.05%) PHPUnit
11 10 (1.05%) Protractor
12 7 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 350 (36.88%) Finance
2 132 (13.91%) Banking
3 112 (11.80%) Telecoms
4 87 (9.17%) Legal
5 34 (3.58%) Retail
6 31 (3.27%) Billing
7 29 (3.06%) Marketing
8 24 (2.53%) Law
9 11 (1.16%) Advertising
10 8 (0.84%) Games
11 7 (0.74%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.63%) Front Office
12 6 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.53%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.42%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.42%) Private Banking
15 3 (0.32%) Back Office
15 3 (0.32%) French Language
15 3 (0.32%) Online Betting
15 3 (0.32%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 227 (23.92%) Developer
2 132 (13.91%) Analyst
3 109 (11.49%) Architect
4 78 (8.22%) Senior Developer
5 58 (6.11%) Data Architect
5 58 (6.11%) Security Manager
6 52 (5.48%) Backend Developer
7 51 (5.37%) Blockchain Developer
8 45 (4.74%) Java Developer
8 45 (4.74%) Security Analyst
9 43 (4.53%) IT Manager
10 41 (4.32%) Node.js Developer
11 38 (4.00%) SQL Developer
12 37 (3.90%) Security Officer
13 35 (3.69%) Information Manager
14 34 (3.58%) Data Analyst
15 31 (3.27%) Information Security Manager
15 31 (3.27%) JavaScript Developer
16 28 (2.95%) Cloud Engineer
17 27 (2.85%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (11.17%) Node.js
2 101 (10.64%) CSS
3 89 (9.38%) Smart Contracts
4 80 (8.43%) AngularJS
5 77 (8.11%) HTML
6 57 (6.01%) Web Services
7 53 (5.58%) .NET
7 53 (5.58%) REST
8 52 (5.48%) Truffle
8 52 (5.48%) web3js
9 41 (4.32%) Chai
9 41 (4.32%) Enzyme
9 41 (4.32%) Jest
10 36 (3.79%) React
11 35 (3.69%) jQuery
12 34 (3.58%) Django
13 33 (3.48%) Spring
14 30 (3.16%) ASP.NET
15 28 (2.95%) CSS3
15 28 (2.95%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 123 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (10.01%) Management Information System
3 64 (6.74%) Computer Science
4 56 (5.90%) Bitcoin
5 54 (5.69%) Fintech
5 54 (5.69%) Self-Motivation
6 42 (4.43%) Mobile App
7 38 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
8 35 (3.69%) Private Cloud
9 26 (2.74%) Mobile Payment
9 26 (2.74%) Virtual Team
10 24 (2.53%) Data Centre
10 24 (2.53%) Linux Command Line
11 23 (2.42%) Data Structures
11 23 (2.42%) Taxonomies
12 18 (1.90%) User Experience
13 13 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
13 13 (1.37%) Public Cloud
14 11 (1.16%) Reinsurance
14 11 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 188 (19.81%) Linux
2 124 (13.07%) Windows
3 51 (5.37%) Windows Server
4 41 (4.32%) VMS
5 26 (2.74%) Mac OS
6 25 (2.63%) Unix
7 13 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.42%) Android
10 4 (0.42%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.42%) Kali Linux
10 4 (0.42%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.42%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.21%) CentOS
11 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (20.23%) Information Security
2 190 (20.02%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (14.54%) Data Protection
4 124 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
5 120 (12.64%) Project Management
6 104 (10.96%) Business Intelligence
6 104 (10.96%) ITIL
6 104 (10.96%) Test Automation
7 97 (10.22%) TDD
8 96 (10.12%) Risk Management
9 93 (9.80%) Cybersecurity
9 93 (9.80%) Identity Management
10 92 (9.69%) KYC
11 90 (9.48%) Business Continuity
11 90 (9.48%) Data Governance
12 87 (9.17%) API Development
12 87 (9.17%) Front End Development
13 84 (8.85%) Microservices
13 84 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
14 80 (8.43%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 319 (33.61%) SQL
2 134 (14.12%) Java
3 104 (10.96%) JavaScript
4 100 (10.54%) Python
5 70 (7.38%) C#
6 60 (6.32%) Bash Shell
7 58 (6.11%) Solidity
8 57 (6.01%) Scala
9 53 (5.58%) ES6
10 52 (5.48%) C++
11 38 (4.00%) Go
12 32 (3.37%) PowerShell
13 31 (3.27%) T-SQL
14 28 (2.95%) PHP
15 25 (2.63%) C
16 15 (1.58%) R
16 15 (1.58%) TypeScript
17 13 (1.37%) Ruby
17 13 (1.37%) Shell Script
18 10 (1.05%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 137 (14.44%) CISSP
2 129 (13.59%) Degree
3 107 (11.28%) CISM
4 81 (8.54%) CISA
5 42 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (3.48%) Security Cleared
8 32 (3.37%) CCNA
8 32 (3.37%) MCSE
9 31 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
10 29 (3.06%) CCNP
11 28 (2.95%) MCSA
12 27 (2.85%) MCITP
13 24 (2.53%) CCIE
14 19 (2.00%) CEH
15 15 (1.58%) PCI QSA
16 14 (1.48%) SC Cleared
17 13 (1.37%) CISMP
17 13 (1.37%) CRISC
18 10 (1.05%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (17.91%) GDPR
2 138 (14.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 116 (12.22%) PCI DSS
4 65 (6.85%) Data Quality
5 24 (2.53%) QA
6 19 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 17 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials
7 17 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (1.79%) SLA
8 14 (1.48%) COBIT
9 9 (0.95%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.53%) PMO
11 4 (0.42%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.32%) Government Security Classifications
12 3 (0.32%) PA-DSS
13 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.21%) GPG13
13 2 (0.21%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.21%) RMADS
System Software
1 74 (7.80%) Docker
2 72 (7.59%) Active Directory
3 53 (5.58%) Virtual Machines
4 47 (4.95%) Hyper-V
5 23 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (0.74%) XenApp
7 6 (0.63%) Dovecot
7 6 (0.63%) Postfix
7 6 (0.63%) vSphere
8 5 (0.53%) Apache Flume
8 5 (0.53%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.53%) XenServer
9 3 (0.32%) NFS
10 2 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.21%) Firmware
10 2 (0.21%) iptables
10 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 47 (4.95%) Kubernetes
2 41 (4.32%) Docker Swarm
3 33 (3.48%) Puppet
4 26 (2.74%) Failover Clustering
5 13 (1.37%) SCCM
6 8 (0.84%) Ansible
6 8 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (0.74%) Nessus
8 6 (0.63%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (0.63%) SCOM
9 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 5 (0.53%) ServiceCenter
9 5 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.42%) Nmap
11 3 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.32%) QRadar
11 3 (0.32%) Terraform
11 3 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 213 (22.44%) Microsoft
2 67 (7.06%) Cisco
3 63 (6.64%) Oracle
4 60 (6.32%) VMware
5 32 (3.37%) Forcepoint
5 32 (3.37%) Google
5 32 (3.37%) Veeam
6 31 (3.27%) Splunk
7 27 (2.85%) Citrix
7 27 (2.85%) F5
8 26 (2.74%) Blue Coat
9 25 (2.63%) SolarWinds
9 25 (2.63%) Zscaler
10 24 (2.53%) WorldPay
11 19 (2.00%) Tableau
12 15 (1.58%) Pega
12 15 (1.58%) TIBCO
13 14 (1.48%) CheckPoint
14 13 (1.37%) CommVault
14 13 (1.37%) Symantec