Period
to 26 January 2020

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 26 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Security
UK
6 months to
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 448 530 494
Rank change year-on-year +82 -36 +181
Permanent jobs citing Data Security 775 755 989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.50% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.54% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 542 511 829
UK median annual salary £52,675 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.21% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,886
90th Percentile £85,000 £90,000 £84,200
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 113,965 138,981 160,742
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.98% 92.16% 92.21%
Number of salaries quoted 90,191 109,683 129,805
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +5.88%

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 26 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Data Security in the UK

Data Security
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 Security within the UK over the 6 months to 26 January 2020. 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 +54 670 £55,000 -8.33% 106
UK excluding London +118 498 £47,500 -5.00% 74
London +16 248 £70,000 - 45
South East +17 177 £50,000 -4.76% 18
North of England +94 115 £44,000 +2.92% 24
Midlands +56 98 £65,279 +30.56% 8
West Midlands +74 85 £67,500 +35.00% 5
Scotland +86 68 £42,500 -39.29% 5
North West +52 55 £44,000 +2.33% 9
Yorkshire +61 47 £46,000 +8.24% 10
East of England +47 22 £55,000 +49.05% 5
North East +22 13 £41,500 -5.14% 5
East Midlands +15 13 £56,203 +3.60% 3
Wales -14 13 £42,500 -43.82% 8
South West +16 6 £46,250 +23.33% 6

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, 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.

1 192 (24.77%) Azure
2 182 (23.48%) Cybersecurity
3 178 (22.97%) Finance
4 177 (22.84%) Information Security
5 174 (22.45%) SQL
6 163 (21.03%) Analytics
7 159 (20.52%) AWS
8 154 (19.87%) Microsoft
8 154 (19.87%) Degree
9 139 (17.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 132 (17.03%) GDPR
11 131 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
12 128 (16.52%) Analytical Skills
13 123 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
14 122 (15.74%) SQL Server
15 115 (14.84%) Management Information System
16 111 (14.32%) Linux
17 109 (14.06%) Firewall
18 105 (13.55%) DevOps
19 104 (13.42%) Data Protection
20 101 (13.03%) ITIL
21 100 (12.90%) Windows
22 90 (11.61%) JavaScript
22 90 (11.61%) Law
22 90 (11.61%) Security Operations
23 85 (10.97%) Computer Science
24 77 (9.94%) Threat Management
25 76 (9.81%) Business Intelligence
26 75 (9.68%) Python
26 75 (9.68%) Migration

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 26 (3.35%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.71%) IIS
3 15 (1.94%) Apache Spark
4 12 (1.55%) Apache
5 9 (1.16%) CMS
5 9 (1.16%) Joomla!
5 9 (1.16%) MS Exchange
5 9 (1.16%) WordPress
6 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.26%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.26%) SAS
6 2 (0.26%) Site Server
6 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.19%) Spreadsheet
3 11 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.90%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.26%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Manufacturing
3 1 (0.13%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 192 (24.77%) Azure
2 159 (20.52%) AWS
3 72 (9.29%) SaaS
4 55 (7.10%) Office 365
5 49 (6.32%) GCP
6 22 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (2.71%) Power Platform
7 21 (2.71%) Serverless
8 13 (1.68%) PaaS
9 10 (1.29%) Adobe Analytics
9 10 (1.29%) Azure Machine Learning
9 10 (1.29%) Google Analytics
9 10 (1.29%) Google Tag Manager
10 9 (1.16%) G Suite
10 9 (1.16%) IaaS
11 4 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.52%) Heroku
11 4 (0.52%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.52%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 4 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 109 (14.06%) Firewall
2 50 (6.45%) Network Security
3 45 (5.81%) VPN
4 37 (4.77%) TCP/IP
5 35 (4.52%) LAN
6 34 (4.39%) WAN
7 25 (3.23%) Internet
8 21 (2.71%) Cisco ASA
9 20 (2.58%) DNS
9 20 (2.58%) Intrusion Detection
10 17 (2.19%) MPLS
10 17 (2.19%) Wireless
11 16 (2.06%) VoIP
11 16 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (1.94%) DHCP
12 15 (1.94%) Ethernet
13 11 (1.42%) SSL
14 10 (1.29%) DMZ
14 10 (1.29%) NetScaler
14 10 (1.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 50 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 47 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (5.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 39 (5.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 30 (3.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 29 (3.74%) MySQL
8 27 (3.48%) Big Data
9 21 (2.71%) Power BI
10 15 (1.94%) DB2
10 15 (1.94%) RDBMS
11 13 (1.68%) Apache Hive
11 13 (1.68%) Hadoop
12 12 (1.55%) Oracle Database
13 9 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (1.16%) MongoDB
13 9 (1.16%) NoSQL
14 8 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (1.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.90%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 47 (6.06%) Jenkins
2 26 (3.35%) PhantomJS
3 24 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (3.10%) Visual Studio
4 21 (2.71%) Git (software)
5 18 (2.32%) JIRA
6 10 (1.29%) Subversion
7 9 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 7 (0.90%) Selenium
9 6 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.39%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.39%) Protractor
11 2 (0.26%) JUnit
11 2 (0.26%) PHPUnit
12 1 (0.13%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.13%) ERwin
12 1 (0.13%) Mocha
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
General
1 178 (22.97%) Finance
2 90 (11.61%) Law
3 73 (9.42%) Legal
3 73 (9.42%) Retail
4 40 (5.16%) Public Sector
5 31 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 31 (4.00%) Marketing
6 25 (3.23%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.94%) Police
8 14 (1.81%) Advertising
9 10 (1.29%) Banking
9 10 (1.29%) Fire and Rescue
10 7 (0.90%) Local Government
11 4 (0.52%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.52%) Automotive
11 4 (0.52%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.39%) Games
12 3 (0.39%) Military
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 134 (17.29%) Architect
2 103 (13.29%) Developer
3 83 (10.71%) Analyst
4 52 (6.71%) Administrator
5 51 (6.58%) DevOps Engineer
6 49 (6.32%) Security Manager
7 46 (5.94%) Consultant
8 44 (5.68%) Senior Developer
9 43 (5.55%) Data Architect
10 42 (5.42%) Information Manager
11 39 (5.03%) Security Engineer
11 39 (5.03%) Solutions Architect
12 38 (4.90%) Information Security Manager
13 34 (4.39%) Splunk Consultant
14 29 (3.74%) Security Analyst
15 25 (3.23%) IT Architect
15 25 (3.23%) Software Developer
16 24 (3.10%) Security Architect
16 24 (3.10%) Senior Software Developer
17 22 (2.84%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (9.42%) .NET
2 67 (8.65%) HTML
3 63 (8.13%) CSS
4 37 (4.77%) XML
5 36 (4.65%) Node.js
6 35 (4.52%) jQuery
7 31 (4.00%) AngularJS
8 30 (3.87%) .NET Framework
9 28 (3.61%) CSS3
9 28 (3.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 26 (3.35%) HTML5
11 25 (3.23%) Entity Framework
12 23 (2.97%) WinForms
13 22 (2.84%) ADO.NET
13 22 (2.84%) Web Services
14 19 (2.45%) JSON
15 16 (2.06%) ASP.NET
16 12 (1.55%) PySpark
17 11 (1.42%) OAuth
17 11 (1.42%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 128 (16.52%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (14.84%) Management Information System
3 57 (7.35%) Data Centre
4 49 (6.32%) Self-Motivation
5 38 (4.90%) Replication
6 32 (4.13%) Data Protection Act
7 31 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
8 18 (2.32%) AS400
8 18 (2.32%) Mobile App
9 14 (1.81%) Data Structures
9 14 (1.81%) Virtual Team
10 13 (1.68%) iSeries
10 13 (1.68%) Reinsurance
10 13 (1.68%) User Experience
11 11 (1.42%) Algorithms
11 11 (1.42%) Cyberthreat
12 10 (1.29%) Cloud Native
12 10 (1.29%) CUDA
12 10 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
12 10 (1.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 111 (14.32%) Linux
2 100 (12.90%) Windows
3 44 (5.68%) Unix
4 39 (5.03%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.06%) Windows 10
6 12 (1.55%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.29%) Mac OS
7 10 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.16%) Android
9 7 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.39%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.39%) SUSE
10 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (23.48%) Cybersecurity
2 177 (22.84%) Information Security
3 163 (21.03%) Analytics
4 131 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
5 123 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
6 105 (13.55%) DevOps
7 104 (13.42%) Data Protection
8 101 (13.03%) ITIL
9 90 (11.61%) Security Operations
10 85 (10.97%) Computer Science
11 77 (9.94%) Threat Management
12 76 (9.81%) Business Intelligence
13 75 (9.68%) Migration
14 73 (9.42%) SIEM
15 69 (8.90%) Project Management
15 69 (8.90%) Use Case
16 66 (8.52%) Risk Management
17 65 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
18 64 (8.26%) TOGAF
19 60 (7.74%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 174 (22.45%) SQL
2 90 (11.61%) JavaScript
3 75 (9.68%) Python
4 67 (8.65%) PowerShell
5 64 (8.26%) Java
6 58 (7.48%) C#
7 34 (4.39%) T-SQL
8 29 (3.74%) Bash Shell
8 29 (3.74%) C++
9 27 (3.48%) C
10 26 (3.35%) Go
11 24 (3.10%) VB
12 22 (2.84%) VB6
13 21 (2.71%) VB.NET
14 14 (1.81%) PL/SQL
15 13 (1.68%) RPG
15 13 (1.68%) Ruby
16 6 (0.77%) R
17 5 (0.65%) PHP
18 4 (0.52%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 154 (19.87%) Degree
2 70 (9.03%) CISSP
3 53 (6.84%) CISM
4 47 (6.06%) Security Cleared
5 46 (5.94%) CISA
6 38 (4.90%) SC Cleared
7 32 (4.13%) Computer Science Degree
8 24 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.42%) BC Cleared
9 11 (1.42%) CEH
9 11 (1.42%) IRCA
10 10 (1.29%) CCNA
10 10 (1.29%) CCNP
10 10 (1.29%) DBS Check
11 9 (1.16%) TOGAF Certification
12 8 (1.03%) CCDP
12 8 (1.03%) CCIE
12 8 (1.03%) PMP
13 7 (0.90%) GIAC
14 6 (0.77%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (17.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 132 (17.03%) GDPR
3 75 (9.68%) PCI DSS
4 24 (3.10%) COBIT
5 23 (2.97%) QA
6 22 (2.84%) SLA
7 20 (2.58%) Data Quality
8 16 (2.06%) Cyber Essentials
8 16 (2.06%) NIST
9 12 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 7 (0.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 7 (0.90%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.65%) HIPAA
12 5 (0.65%) NCSC
13 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.26%) ITGC
13 2 (0.26%) PMO
14 1 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
14 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 40 (5.16%) Active Directory
2 29 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.23%) Docker
3 25 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
4 10 (1.29%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (0.77%) Firmware
6 5 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.26%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.26%) vSphere
8 2 (0.26%) XenApp
8 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.13%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 47 (6.06%) Kubernetes
2 41 (5.29%) Ansible
3 40 (5.16%) Terraform
4 30 (3.87%) Puppet
5 29 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (2.32%) SCCM
7 12 (1.55%) Hadoop YARN
7 12 (1.55%) Oozie
8 10 (1.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 10 (1.29%) SCOM
9 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.52%) Nessus
11 3 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.26%) CASB
12 2 (0.26%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 2 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.13%) Grafana
13 1 (0.13%) MIIS
13 1 (0.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 154 (19.87%) Microsoft
2 70 (9.03%) Splunk
3 58 (7.48%) Google
4 48 (6.19%) ServiceNow
5 46 (5.94%) Cisco
5 46 (5.94%) VMware
6 45 (5.81%) Symantec
7 44 (5.68%) Oracle
8 37 (4.77%) CyberArk
9 23 (2.97%) Palo Alto
9 23 (2.97%) Tableau
10 22 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
10 22 (2.84%) Xamarin
11 18 (2.32%) Forcepoint
12 17 (2.19%) Citrix
13 15 (1.94%) SAP
13 15 (1.94%) Sparx
14 13 (1.68%) Hortonworks
15 12 (1.55%) Cloudera
15 12 (1.55%) SolarWinds