Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Security
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 512 651 698
Rank change year-on-year +139 +47 +48
Permanent jobs citing Data Security 922 680 707
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.36% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.40% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 753 564 582
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £49,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.53% +3.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £84,800 £87,500 £73,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% -

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 161952 169683 193148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.39% 88.81%
Number of salaries quoted 127936 140934 159138
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,350 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 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 +119 872 £55,000 +4.76% 63
London +127 475 £65,000 - 33
UK excluding London +72 428 £45,000 -2.70% 31
North of England +72 136 £39,000 -22.00% 11
South East -37 97 £47,500 -5.00% 8
North West +33 85 £43,000 -14.00% 4
East of England +52 72 £47,500 -22.13% 6
Midlands +15 57 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Yorkshire +43 49 £35,000 -30.00% 4
West Midlands -4 35 £45,000 +24.14% 2
South West +19 34 £40,000 +42.86% 3
East Midlands +41 21 £45,000 +36.36%
Northern Ireland - 13 £57,500 -
Scotland -3 11 £47,500 +21.79% 1
Wales -5 8 £47,500 +18.75%
North East +11 2 £37,161 +10.93% 3

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Data Security 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 Security.

1 284 (30.80%) Finance
2 246 (26.68%) Information Security
3 209 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
4 179 (19.41%) Microsoft
4 179 (19.41%) Degree
5 178 (19.31%) SQL
6 176 (19.09%) Data Protection
7 173 (18.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 160 (17.35%) GDPR
9 150 (16.27%) CISSP
10 148 (16.05%) Windows
11 136 (14.75%) Java
12 134 (14.53%) Linux
13 129 (13.99%) Management Information System
14 123 (13.34%) Firewall
14 123 (13.34%) Cybersecurity
15 114 (12.36%) CISM
15 114 (12.36%) Data Management
16 111 (12.04%) Amazon AWS
17 103 (11.17%) Scrum
18 101 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
19 99 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
20 98 (10.63%) Analytics
21 97 (10.52%) ITIL
22 94 (10.20%) SQL Server
23 93 (10.09%) Python
24 91 (9.87%) Oracle
24 91 (9.87%) PCI DSS
25 90 (9.76%) Legal
26 86 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management

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 49 (5.31%) SharePoint
2 30 (3.25%) Apache
2 30 (3.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 28 (3.04%) MS Exchange
4 21 (2.28%) CMS
5 18 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (1.95%) Tomcat
6 15 (1.63%) Confluence
6 15 (1.63%) Jetty
7 12 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
8 10 (1.08%) SAS
9 8 (0.87%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.43%) IIS
13 4 (0.43%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.33%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (3.58%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.65%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 4 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.22%) Magento
5 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.22%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 111 (12.04%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (8.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (5.75%) SaaS
4 32 (3.47%) PaaS
5 28 (3.04%) Google Cloud Platform
6 24 (2.60%) Office 365
7 20 (2.17%) IaaS
8 13 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (1.41%) GitHub
9 12 (1.30%) iPaaS
10 11 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 11 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (1.19%) Oracle CX
11 10 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (0.98%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 6 (0.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 6 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
14 5 (0.54%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.33%) IBM Blueworks
16 1 (0.11%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 123 (13.34%) Firewall
2 60 (6.51%) DNS
3 59 (6.40%) TCP/IP
4 54 (5.86%) VPN
5 52 (5.64%) LAN
6 50 (5.42%) DHCP
6 50 (5.42%) WAN
7 36 (3.90%) VLAN
8 30 (3.25%) HTTP
9 28 (3.04%) Intrusion Detection
10 25 (2.71%) FTP
10 25 (2.71%) Network Security
11 24 (2.60%) Telnet
12 22 (2.39%) HTTPS
13 21 (2.28%) BGP
13 21 (2.28%) HSRP
13 21 (2.28%) OSPF
13 21 (2.28%) tcpdump
13 21 (2.28%) Wireshark
14 17 (1.84%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 66 (7.16%) Data Warehouse
3 48 (5.21%) Big Data
4 42 (4.56%) Hadoop
5 40 (4.34%) NoSQL
6 39 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 36 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 24 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 23 (2.49%) MySQL
10 22 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
11 21 (2.28%) MongoDB
12 19 (2.06%) Relational Database
13 18 (1.95%) SQL Server 2014
14 17 (1.84%) HBase
14 17 (1.84%) QlikView
15 16 (1.74%) Power BI
16 15 (1.63%) Redis
17 14 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
18 12 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
19 11 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 62 (6.72%) Jenkins
2 51 (5.53%) Git (software)
3 46 (4.99%) JIRA
4 23 (2.49%) Bitbucket
5 21 (2.28%) Subversion
6 19 (2.06%) Talend Open Studio
7 16 (1.74%) JUnit
8 15 (1.63%) Eclipse
8 15 (1.63%) Hamcrest
8 15 (1.63%) jMock
8 15 (1.63%) Maven
8 15 (1.63%) TestNG
9 12 (1.30%) GitLab
9 12 (1.30%) Mocha
10 7 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.65%) Selenium
12 5 (0.54%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.43%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.43%) ERwin
14 3 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 284 (30.80%) Finance
2 90 (9.76%) Legal
3 53 (5.75%) Banking
4 51 (5.53%) Telecoms
5 45 (4.88%) Marketing
6 26 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 26 (2.82%) Retail
7 25 (2.71%) Back Office
8 24 (2.60%) Retail Banking
9 22 (2.39%) Military
10 21 (2.28%) Law
10 21 (2.28%) Publishing
11 19 (2.06%) Investment Banking
12 18 (1.95%) Electronics
13 16 (1.74%) Front Office
14 12 (1.30%) Advertising
15 5 (0.54%) French Language
16 4 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.33%) Billing
17 3 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 155 (16.81%) Analyst
2 140 (15.18%) Architect
3 101 (10.95%) Developer
4 91 (9.87%) Security Analyst
5 68 (7.38%) Security Manager
6 62 (6.72%) Security Officer
7 61 (6.62%) Administrator
8 55 (5.97%) Consultant
9 51 (5.53%) Solutions Architect
10 44 (4.77%) Information Analyst
10 44 (4.77%) Information Security Analyst
11 43 (4.66%) IT Manager
12 42 (4.56%) Data Architect
13 41 (4.45%) Information Security Officer
14 39 (4.23%) Information Officer
15 35 (3.80%) IT Analyst
16 32 (3.47%) Technical Analyst
16 32 (3.47%) Technical Architect
17 28 (3.04%) Information Manager
17 28 (3.04%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (7.38%) HTML
2 62 (6.72%) CSS
3 61 (6.62%) Web Services
4 58 (6.29%) .NET
5 46 (4.99%) Node.js
6 41 (4.45%) REST
7 32 (3.47%) Hibernate
8 28 (3.04%) RESTful
9 26 (2.82%) .NET Framework
10 25 (2.71%) Spring
11 22 (2.39%) ASP.NET
12 19 (2.06%) HTML5
13 18 (1.95%) Ruby on Rails
14 17 (1.84%) POSIX
15 16 (1.74%) LAMP
16 15 (1.63%) Apache Wicket
16 15 (1.63%) Guice
16 15 (1.63%) JAX-RS
17 14 (1.52%) jQuery
18 13 (1.41%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 129 (13.99%) Management Information System
2 101 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (9.00%) Computer Science
4 46 (4.99%) Data Protection Act
5 39 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (3.25%) User Experience
7 28 (3.04%) Replication
8 27 (2.93%) Fintech
9 24 (2.60%) Data Structures
9 24 (2.60%) Public Cloud
10 22 (2.39%) Data Centre
11 18 (1.95%) Mobile App
12 15 (1.63%) IVR
13 14 (1.52%) Clustering
14 13 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
15 12 (1.30%) Taxonomies
16 11 (1.19%) Cyber Attack
16 11 (1.19%) Private Cloud
17 10 (1.08%) NHS
17 10 (1.08%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 148 (16.05%) Windows
2 134 (14.53%) Linux
3 57 (6.18%) Windows Server
4 56 (6.07%) Unix
5 28 (3.04%) Android
6 25 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (2.39%) Apple iOS
8 21 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.74%) Windows 10
10 15 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (1.52%) Windows 7
12 12 (1.30%) VMS
13 11 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (1.19%) Solaris
14 8 (0.87%) CentOS
15 7 (0.76%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.22%) Kali Linux
16 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (26.68%) Information Security
2 209 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (19.09%) Data Protection
4 123 (13.34%) Cybersecurity
5 114 (12.36%) Data Management
6 103 (11.17%) Scrum
7 99 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
8 98 (10.63%) Analytics
9 97 (10.52%) ITIL
10 86 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 81 (8.79%) CRM
12 73 (7.92%) SOA
13 71 (7.70%) Disaster Recovery
13 71 (7.70%) Risk Management
14 68 (7.38%) Software Engineering
15 67 (7.27%) Project Management
16 65 (7.05%) Open Source
17 63 (6.83%) Microservices
18 57 (6.18%) Continuous Improvement
18 57 (6.18%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 178 (19.31%) SQL
2 136 (14.75%) Java
3 93 (10.09%) Python
4 72 (7.81%) JavaScript
5 50 (5.42%) Ruby
6 35 (3.80%) C#
6 35 (3.80%) Scala
7 29 (3.15%) PHP
7 29 (3.15%) T-SQL
8 21 (2.28%) Bash Shell
9 19 (2.06%) C
9 19 (2.06%) Shell Script
10 17 (1.84%) C++
10 17 (1.84%) PowerShell
11 7 (0.76%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.65%) Go
13 4 (0.43%) Perl
14 2 (0.22%) R
15 1 (0.11%) ActionScript 3.0
15 1 (0.11%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 179 (19.41%) Degree
2 150 (16.27%) CISSP
3 114 (12.36%) CISM
4 72 (7.81%) CISA
5 48 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 38 (4.12%) Computer Science Degree
7 33 (3.58%) MCSE
8 24 (2.60%) Security Cleared
8 24 (2.60%) SSCP
9 16 (1.74%) CRISC
9 16 (1.74%) SC Cleared
10 15 (1.63%) CCNA
10 15 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (1.63%) MCSA
11 13 (1.41%) MCITP
12 7 (0.76%) CompTIA Security+
12 7 (0.76%) Security+ Certification
13 6 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (18.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 160 (17.35%) GDPR
3 91 (9.87%) PCI DSS
4 64 (6.94%) Data Quality
5 28 (3.04%) SLA
6 24 (2.60%) Cyber Essentials
6 24 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 18 (1.95%) GCP
8 16 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 15 (1.63%) QA
10 9 (0.98%) ISO 22301
11 6 (0.65%) COBIT
12 5 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 5 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 4 (0.43%) IFRS
13 4 (0.43%) PMO
13 4 (0.43%) SSAE 16
14 3 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 3 (0.33%) RMADS
15 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 73 (7.92%) Active Directory
2 51 (5.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (3.15%) Docker
4 20 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (1.52%) vSphere
5 14 (1.52%) XenDesktop
6 8 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 8 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (0.87%) XenApp
7 5 (0.54%) NFS
8 4 (0.43%) Dovecot
8 4 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.33%) KVM
9 3 (0.33%) XenServer
10 2 (0.22%) Ceph
10 2 (0.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.22%) Postfix
10 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 32 (3.47%) Puppet
2 31 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (2.39%) SCCM
4 20 (2.17%) Kubernetes
5 11 (1.19%) Ambari
5 11 (1.19%) ZABBIX
6 7 (0.76%) Ansible
6 7 (0.76%) Nessus
7 6 (0.65%) Grafana
7 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (0.65%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.65%) OpenNMS
7 6 (0.65%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.33%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.33%) vMotion
9 3 (0.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 179 (19.41%) Microsoft
2 91 (9.87%) Oracle
3 81 (8.79%) VMware
4 52 (5.64%) Cisco
5 37 (4.01%) Citrix
6 29 (3.15%) SAP
7 27 (2.93%) Google
8 25 (2.71%) TIBCO
9 24 (2.60%) Pega
10 22 (2.39%) Xerox
11 21 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
12 19 (2.06%) Talend
13 17 (1.84%) CheckPoint
13 17 (1.84%) IBM
13 17 (1.84%) Tableau
14 16 (1.74%) HP
15 12 (1.30%) Capita
15 12 (1.30%) Dell
16 11 (1.19%) Hortonworks
16 11 (1.19%) Teradata