Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Security
UK
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 486 644 700
Rank change year-on-year +158 +56 +77
Permanent jobs citing Data Security 995 635 676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.40% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 835 495 558
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £34,531 £30,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £83,250 £86,250 £74,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 158,271 157,206 186,418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.89% 89.53% 88.82%
Number of salaries quoted 128,517 129,505 154,372
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +144 937 £57,500 +4.55% 135
London +144 488 £70,000 +7.69% 57
UK excluding London +98 483 £47,500 - 82
North of England +80 163 £43,000 -4.44% 15
South East +47 161 £52,500 -2.78% 32
North West +52 97 £52,500 +16.67% 6
Yorkshire +49 64 £40,000 -11.11% 6
East of England +25 47 £49,000 -2.00% 10
Midlands -16 41 £48,750 +39.29% 12
South West +15 36 £40,000 -11.11% 9
West Midlands -11 28 £51,500 +37.33% 10
East Midlands +16 13 £45,000 +36.36% 2
Northern Ireland -4 13 £45,000 +50.00%
Wales +1 11 £47,500 +15.15% 2
Scotland -35 11 £47,500 -5.00% 1
North East -14 2 £37,161 +2.80% 3

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 325 (32.66%) Finance
2 261 (26.23%) SQL
3 245 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
4 220 (22.11%) Information Security
5 219 (22.01%) GDPR
6 195 (19.60%) Microsoft
7 186 (18.69%) Data Protection
8 178 (17.89%) Degree
9 175 (17.59%) Amazon AWS
10 165 (16.58%) Linux
11 160 (16.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 155 (15.58%) Java
13 138 (13.87%) Windows
14 131 (13.17%) CISSP
14 131 (13.17%) SQL Server
15 123 (12.36%) Data Management
16 122 (12.26%) Legal
17 121 (12.16%) Cybersecurity
18 120 (12.06%) Analytics
19 119 (11.96%) Microsoft Azure
20 116 (11.66%) Scrum
20 116 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
21 115 (11.56%) Python
22 113 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
23 103 (10.35%) Project Management
23 103 (10.35%) Stakeholder Management
24 101 (10.15%) CISM
25 99 (9.95%) Microservices
26 97 (9.75%) PCI DSS
27 96 (9.65%) Management Information System

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 45 (4.52%) SharePoint
2 34 (3.42%) Apache
3 33 (3.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 23 (2.31%) MS Exchange
5 22 (2.21%) Ethereum
5 22 (2.21%) Tomcat
6 16 (1.61%) Jetty
7 15 (1.51%) Confluence
8 14 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
10 11 (1.11%) IIS
11 10 (1.01%) Apache Spark
11 10 (1.01%) nginx
12 9 (0.90%) CMS
13 8 (0.80%) SAS
13 8 (0.80%) Skype for Business
14 6 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
15 4 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
15 4 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (4.22%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 36 (3.62%) Distributed Ledger
2 20 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.50%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 4 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.10%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 175 (17.59%) Amazon AWS
2 119 (11.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (5.63%) GitHub
4 53 (5.33%) SaaS
5 35 (3.52%) Cloud Computing
6 31 (3.12%) PaaS
7 30 (3.02%) Google Cloud Platform
8 22 (2.21%) Office 365
9 20 (2.01%) IaaS
10 19 (1.91%) Slack
10 19 (1.91%) Trello
11 18 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
11 18 (1.81%) Amazon S3
12 12 (1.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 12 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (1.21%) iPaaS
13 8 (0.80%) OneDrive
14 6 (0.60%) Oracle CX
15 5 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
16 4 (0.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 88 (8.84%) Firewall
2 55 (5.53%) VPN
3 46 (4.62%) LAN
4 43 (4.32%) DNS
5 39 (3.92%) DHCP
5 39 (3.92%) Network Security
6 38 (3.82%) WAN
7 36 (3.62%) TCP/IP
8 33 (3.32%) SAN
9 29 (2.91%) Intrusion Detection
9 29 (2.91%) VLAN
10 17 (1.71%) VoIP
11 16 (1.61%) HTTP
11 16 (1.61%) SMPP
12 15 (1.51%) Internet
12 15 (1.51%) NetScaler
13 13 (1.31%) FTP
13 13 (1.31%) Wireless
14 11 (1.11%) MPLS
14 11 (1.11%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (13.17%) SQL Server
2 80 (8.04%) MySQL
2 80 (8.04%) NoSQL
3 79 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
4 73 (7.34%) Big Data
5 59 (5.93%) PostgreSQL
6 57 (5.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 55 (5.53%) Redis
8 47 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 43 (4.32%) Hadoop
10 41 (4.12%) Blockchain
11 29 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 24 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
13 21 (2.11%) Power BI
14 19 (1.91%) HBase
14 19 (1.91%) MongoDB
14 19 (1.91%) OLAP
15 18 (1.81%) SQL Server 2016
16 16 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
17 14 (1.41%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 72 (7.24%) Git (software)
2 71 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 63 (6.33%) JIRA
4 31 (3.12%) Subversion
5 24 (2.41%) Bitbucket
6 22 (2.21%) Eclipse
7 20 (2.01%) Mocha
8 18 (1.81%) JUnit
9 16 (1.61%) Hamcrest
9 16 (1.61%) jMock
9 16 (1.61%) Maven
9 16 (1.61%) TestNG
9 16 (1.61%) webpack
10 12 (1.21%) ERwin
10 12 (1.21%) GitLab
10 12 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (1.11%) Visual Studio
12 8 (0.80%) Selenium
13 7 (0.70%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.40%) RStudio
General
1 325 (32.66%) Finance
2 122 (12.26%) Legal
3 94 (9.45%) Banking
4 58 (5.83%) Telecoms
5 38 (3.82%) Marketing
6 30 (3.02%) Retail
7 28 (2.81%) Law
8 20 (2.01%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.81%) Investment Banking
9 18 (1.81%) Retail Banking
10 14 (1.41%) Advertising
11 13 (1.31%) Publishing
12 12 (1.21%) Front Office
13 8 (0.80%) Back Office
13 8 (0.80%) Billing
13 8 (0.80%) Electronics
14 6 (0.60%) French Language
14 6 (0.60%) Military
15 5 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.40%) Games
Job Titles
1 159 (15.98%) Developer
2 154 (15.48%) Analyst
3 136 (13.67%) Architect
4 74 (7.44%) Security Analyst
5 70 (7.04%) Security Manager
6 54 (5.43%) Senior Developer
7 53 (5.33%) Data Architect
8 49 (4.92%) Security Officer
9 47 (4.72%) Administrator
10 44 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
11 40 (4.02%) IT Manager
11 40 (4.02%) Java Developer
12 39 (3.92%) Consultant
13 38 (3.82%) Information Manager
14 36 (3.62%) Information Security Manager
15 33 (3.32%) Data Protection Officer
15 33 (3.32%) Information Security Officer
16 32 (3.22%) Data Manager
17 31 (3.12%) Software Engineer
18 29 (2.91%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (8.74%) CSS
2 86 (8.64%) Node.js
3 75 (7.54%) HTML
4 72 (7.24%) Web Services
5 58 (5.83%) AngularJS
6 57 (5.73%) .NET
7 46 (4.62%) REST
8 39 (3.92%) Smart Contracts
9 35 (3.52%) .NET Framework
10 34 (3.42%) Hibernate
10 34 (3.42%) Spring
11 30 (3.02%) React
11 30 (3.02%) RESTful
12 27 (2.71%) ASP.NET
13 23 (2.31%) Django
13 23 (2.31%) jQuery
14 20 (2.01%) CSS3
14 20 (2.01%) Redux
14 20 (2.01%) Truffle
14 20 (2.01%) web3js
Miscellaneous
1 116 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (9.65%) Management Information System
3 83 (8.34%) Computer Science
4 54 (5.43%) Data Protection Act
5 35 (3.52%) User Experience
6 30 (3.02%) Mobile App
7 27 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (2.61%) Fintech
9 25 (2.51%) Private Cloud
10 23 (2.31%) Public Cloud
11 22 (2.21%) Bitcoin
12 21 (2.11%) Data Centre
13 20 (2.01%) Replication
14 18 (1.81%) Clustering
14 18 (1.81%) Taxonomies
15 17 (1.71%) Data Structures
15 17 (1.71%) IVR
16 16 (1.61%) Reinsurance
17 15 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
18 13 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 165 (16.58%) Linux
2 138 (13.87%) Windows
3 55 (5.53%) Windows Server
4 32 (3.22%) Unix
5 29 (2.91%) VMS
6 20 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (1.51%) Windows 7
9 12 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (1.11%) Windows 10
10 11 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.80%) Android
11 8 (0.80%) Mac OS
11 8 (0.80%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.60%) CentOS
13 5 (0.50%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.40%) Solaris
15 3 (0.30%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.30%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (22.11%) Information Security
3 186 (18.69%) Data Protection
4 123 (12.36%) Data Management
5 121 (12.16%) Cybersecurity
6 120 (12.06%) Analytics
7 116 (11.66%) Scrum
8 113 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
9 103 (10.35%) Project Management
9 103 (10.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 99 (9.95%) Microservices
11 96 (9.65%) Software Engineering
12 87 (8.74%) Disaster Recovery
12 87 (8.74%) Risk Management
13 84 (8.44%) Data Modelling
14 82 (8.24%) SOA
15 80 (8.04%) ITIL
16 76 (7.64%) Business Continuity
17 74 (7.44%) TDD
18 72 (7.24%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 261 (26.23%) SQL
2 155 (15.58%) Java
3 115 (11.56%) Python
4 73 (7.34%) JavaScript
5 57 (5.73%) C#
5 57 (5.73%) Scala
6 45 (4.52%) Bash Shell
7 41 (4.12%) C++
8 35 (3.52%) T-SQL
9 34 (3.42%) Ruby
10 33 (3.32%) C
10 33 (3.32%) Go
11 23 (2.31%) PHP
11 23 (2.31%) Solidity
12 20 (2.01%) ES6
13 18 (1.81%) PowerShell
14 15 (1.51%) Shell Script
15 14 (1.41%) R
16 11 (1.11%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 178 (17.89%) Degree
2 131 (13.17%) CISSP
3 101 (10.15%) CISM
4 79 (7.94%) CISA
5 38 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 35 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (2.71%) Security Cleared
8 23 (2.31%) CRISC
9 21 (2.11%) MCSE
10 20 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (1.81%) CCNA
12 15 (1.51%) SSCP
13 14 (1.41%) CCNP
14 13 (1.31%) MCSA
14 13 (1.31%) SC Cleared
15 10 (1.01%) CCIE
15 10 (1.01%) MCITP
16 8 (0.80%) CLAS
16 8 (0.80%) PMI Certification
17 7 (0.70%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (22.01%) GDPR
2 160 (16.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 97 (9.75%) PCI DSS
4 66 (6.63%) Data Quality
5 21 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 20 (2.01%) Cyber Essentials
7 17 (1.71%) SLA
8 11 (1.11%) QA
9 10 (1.01%) COBIT
9 10 (1.01%) GCP
10 9 (0.90%) PMO
11 8 (0.80%) ISO 22301
12 5 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.40%) IFRS
13 4 (0.40%) SSAE 16
14 3 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 3 (0.30%) RMADS
15 2 (0.20%) GPG13
15 2 (0.20%) HIPAA
System Software
1 68 (6.83%) Active Directory
2 51 (5.13%) Docker
3 38 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (3.42%) Hyper-V
5 28 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (1.31%) XenApp
7 12 (1.21%) XenDesktop
8 11 (1.11%) vSphere
9 10 (1.01%) Dovecot
10 8 (0.80%) Postfix
11 7 (0.70%) NFS
11 7 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.70%) XenServer
12 3 (0.30%) KVM
12 3 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.20%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 1 (0.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 38 (3.82%) Kubernetes
2 35 (3.52%) Puppet
3 24 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (2.41%) SCCM
4 17 (1.71%) Docker Swarm
5 12 (1.21%) Ambari
5 12 (1.21%) ZABBIX
6 11 (1.11%) Failover Clustering
7 9 (0.90%) Ansible
8 8 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (0.70%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.70%) SCOM
9 7 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.60%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.60%) Grafana
10 6 (0.60%) Nessus
10 6 (0.60%) OpenNMS
10 6 (0.60%) Prometheus
11 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 195 (19.60%) Microsoft
2 84 (8.44%) Oracle
3 65 (6.53%) VMware
4 55 (5.53%) Cisco
5 36 (3.62%) Google
6 28 (2.81%) Pega
6 28 (2.81%) TIBCO
7 26 (2.61%) Citrix
8 21 (2.11%) HP
8 21 (2.11%) Talend
9 18 (1.81%) Forcepoint
10 17 (1.71%) CheckPoint
10 17 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (1.71%) SAP
11 16 (1.61%) Capita
11 16 (1.61%) IBM
11 16 (1.61%) Tableau
12 15 (1.51%) Veeam
13 13 (1.31%) Hortonworks
14 12 (1.21%) Blue Coat