Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Security
UK
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 456 561 526
Rank change year-on-year +105 -35 +116
Permanent jobs citing Data Security 700 684 953
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.46% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.50% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 518 476 813
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 £31,250 £34,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £95,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £48,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -4.00% -

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 109,164 136,674 162,480
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.92% 92.24% 92.20%
Number of salaries quoted 86,514 107,624 132,472
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Data Security
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Security in the UK

Data Security
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Security.

Salary trend for Data Security in the UK

Data Security
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Security over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 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 +84 624 £55,000 -8.33% 97
UK excluding London +145 422 £45,000 -6.25% 55
London +53 255 £70,000 - 45
South East +40 132 £50,000 +4.17% 16
North of England +145 131 £44,000 -8.33% 12
Midlands +39 73 £47,500 -13.64% 12
West Midlands +51 65 £47,500 -15.56% 2
Yorkshire +87 59 £55,000 +25.00% 5
North West +57 54 £44,000 -8.33% 5
Scotland +66 43 £38,428 -23.15% 2
East of England +63 25 £53,750 +7.50% 8
North East +14 18 £41,500 -10.16% 2
Work from Home -5 15 £85,000 +25.93% 2
Wales -16 14 £42,500 -43.82% 1
East Midlands +5 8 £50,000 -6.54% 10
South West +30 6 £65,000 +52.94% 4

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 169 (24.14%) SQL
1 169 (24.14%) Information Security
2 158 (22.57%) Finance
3 157 (22.43%) Cybersecurity
4 153 (21.86%) Azure
5 147 (21.00%) Microsoft
6 142 (20.29%) AWS
7 141 (20.14%) Degree
8 134 (19.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 125 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
10 120 (17.14%) GDPR
11 113 (16.14%) ITIL
12 112 (16.00%) SQL Server
13 111 (15.86%) Agile Software Development
14 106 (15.14%) Analytics
15 103 (14.71%) Management Information System
16 100 (14.29%) .NET
17 89 (12.71%) Migration
17 89 (12.71%) Computer Science
18 85 (12.14%) JavaScript
19 84 (12.00%) Firewall
20 83 (11.86%) DevOps
20 83 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
21 78 (11.14%) Data Protection
22 77 (11.00%) PCI DSS
23 76 (10.86%) Linux
24 75 (10.71%) Risk Management
25 74 (10.57%) Windows
26 69 (9.86%) CISSP
27 68 (9.71%) Business Intelligence

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 13 (1.86%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.57%) Apache Spark
2 11 (1.57%) IIS
3 9 (1.29%) Apache
3 9 (1.29%) CMS
3 9 (1.29%) Joomla!
3 9 (1.29%) WordPress
4 7 (1.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.86%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.57%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.29%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.29%) Site Server
7 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.14%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.14%) Documentum
8 1 (0.14%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.14%) SAS
8 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 27 (3.86%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
3 11 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.29%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Manufacturing
3 1 (0.14%) Q-Pulse
3 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 153 (21.86%) Azure
2 142 (20.29%) AWS
3 56 (8.00%) Office 365
4 46 (6.57%) SaaS
5 38 (5.43%) GCP
6 33 (4.71%) Power Platform
7 27 (3.86%) Serverless
8 22 (3.14%) PaaS
9 18 (2.57%) IaaS
10 14 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (1.43%) G Suite
12 8 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (1.00%) Azure Machine Learning
14 6 (0.86%) Adobe Analytics
14 6 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.86%) Amazon ELB
14 6 (0.86%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.86%) Google Analytics
14 6 (0.86%) Google Tag Manager
14 6 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 84 (12.00%) Firewall
2 40 (5.71%) Network Security
3 33 (4.71%) TCP/IP
4 30 (4.29%) Internet
5 28 (4.00%) VPN
6 25 (3.57%) LAN
7 23 (3.29%) WAN
8 19 (2.71%) Wireless
9 16 (2.29%) Intrusion Detection
10 15 (2.14%) MPLS
11 14 (2.00%) VoIP
12 10 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (1.43%) DHCP
12 10 (1.43%) DNS
13 9 (1.29%) Ethernet
14 8 (1.14%) BGP
14 8 (1.14%) OSPF
14 8 (1.14%) Unified Communications
14 8 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (1.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 50 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 44 (6.29%) Relational Database
4 41 (5.86%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (5.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 33 (4.71%) DB2
5 33 (4.71%) Power BI
6 30 (4.29%) MySQL
7 29 (4.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (2.00%) Big Data
8 14 (2.00%) NoSQL
9 10 (1.43%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.14%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.00%) Blockchain
12 6 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (0.86%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.71%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.71%) Redis
13 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 28 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 26 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (3.57%) Visual Studio
4 18 (2.57%) Jenkins
5 13 (1.86%) Subversion
6 10 (1.43%) PhantomJS
7 7 (1.00%) JIRA
7 7 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.57%) PHPUnit
9 4 (0.57%) Selenium
10 3 (0.43%) Burp Suite
10 3 (0.43%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.29%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.29%) GitLab
12 1 (0.14%) Grunt
12 1 (0.14%) gulp
12 1 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.14%) webpack
General
1 158 (22.57%) Finance
2 54 (7.71%) Legal
3 53 (7.57%) Law
4 51 (7.29%) Retail
5 35 (5.00%) Public Sector
6 34 (4.86%) Banking
7 30 (4.29%) Manufacturing
8 22 (3.14%) Telecoms
9 16 (2.29%) Marketing
10 14 (2.00%) Advertising
11 9 (1.29%) Retail Banking
12 7 (1.00%) Local Government
13 6 (0.86%) Police
14 5 (0.71%) Automotive
14 5 (0.71%) Fire and Rescue
15 4 (0.57%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.57%) Military
16 2 (0.29%) Billing
16 2 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 108 (15.43%) Analyst
2 107 (15.29%) Developer
3 87 (12.43%) Architect
4 50 (7.14%) Administrator
5 45 (6.43%) Security Manager
6 42 (6.00%) Senior Developer
7 39 (5.57%) DevOps Engineer
8 37 (5.29%) Information Manager
8 37 (5.29%) Support Analyst
9 36 (5.14%) Security Analyst
9 36 (5.14%) Software Developer
10 34 (4.86%) Consultant
10 34 (4.86%) Information Security Manager
11 33 (4.71%) SQL Analyst
12 32 (4.57%) SQL Support Analyst
13 31 (4.43%) Security Engineer
14 28 (4.00%) Senior Software Developer
15 25 (3.57%) Data Architect
16 24 (3.43%) Cloud Engineer
17 21 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (14.29%) .NET
2 68 (9.71%) CSS
2 68 (9.71%) HTML
3 53 (7.57%) XML
4 37 (5.29%) jQuery
5 36 (5.14%) AngularJS
6 33 (4.71%) CSS3
7 31 (4.43%) .NET Framework
8 30 (4.29%) HTML5
8 30 (4.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 27 (3.86%) Entity Framework
10 25 (3.57%) WinForms
11 24 (3.43%) ADO.NET
12 23 (3.29%) Node.js
13 22 (3.14%) ASP.NET
14 20 (2.86%) Web Services
15 16 (2.29%) RESTful
16 15 (2.14%) JSON
17 13 (1.86%) REST
18 11 (1.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 125 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (14.71%) Management Information System
3 41 (5.86%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (5.71%) Data Centre
5 35 (5.00%) AS400
6 32 (4.57%) iSeries
6 32 (4.57%) Reinsurance
7 31 (4.43%) Greenfield Project
8 25 (3.57%) Cloud Native
9 22 (3.14%) Mobile App
9 22 (3.14%) Virtual Team
10 21 (3.00%) Data Protection Act
11 16 (2.29%) Replication
11 16 (2.29%) User Experience
12 14 (2.00%) Public Cloud
13 12 (1.71%) PKI
14 10 (1.43%) NHS
15 9 (1.29%) Data Structures
16 8 (1.14%) Algorithms
16 8 (1.14%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 76 (10.86%) Linux
2 74 (10.57%) Windows
3 32 (4.57%) Unix
4 28 (4.00%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.86%) Mac OS
7 11 (1.57%) Android
8 10 (1.43%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.43%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.43%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.14%) SUSE
11 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (24.14%) Information Security
2 157 (22.43%) Cybersecurity
3 113 (16.14%) ITIL
4 111 (15.86%) Agile Software Development
5 106 (15.14%) Analytics
6 89 (12.71%) Computer Science
6 89 (12.71%) Migration
7 83 (11.86%) DevOps
7 83 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
8 78 (11.14%) Data Protection
9 75 (10.71%) Risk Management
10 68 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
11 58 (8.29%) Project Management
12 57 (8.14%) Security Operations
13 50 (7.14%) SIEM
14 49 (7.00%) Disaster Recovery
15 48 (6.86%) Web Development
16 46 (6.57%) TOGAF
17 45 (6.43%) Risk Assessment
18 43 (6.14%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 169 (24.14%) SQL
2 85 (12.14%) JavaScript
3 57 (8.14%) Python
4 48 (6.86%) C#
5 45 (6.43%) Java
6 38 (5.43%) PowerShell
7 32 (4.57%) RPG
8 28 (4.00%) Bash Shell
8 28 (4.00%) VB
9 26 (3.71%) C
10 24 (3.43%) VB.NET
10 24 (3.43%) VB6
11 23 (3.29%) T-SQL
12 16 (2.29%) PL/SQL
13 14 (2.00%) PHP
14 13 (1.86%) C++
15 12 (1.71%) Go
16 10 (1.43%) Ruby
17 8 (1.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 5 (0.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 141 (20.14%) Degree
2 69 (9.86%) CISSP
3 54 (7.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (7.71%) Security Cleared
4 52 (7.43%) CISA
4 52 (7.43%) CISM
5 44 (6.29%) SC Cleared
6 34 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (3.14%) CEH
8 15 (2.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 14 (2.00%) BC Cleared
9 14 (2.00%) IRCA
10 8 (1.14%) CCNP
10 8 (1.14%) CCSP
11 7 (1.00%) CCNA
11 7 (1.00%) CISMP
11 7 (1.00%) DBS Check
11 7 (1.00%) GIAC
12 6 (0.86%) IISP
12 6 (0.86%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (19.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 120 (17.14%) GDPR
3 77 (11.00%) PCI DSS
4 27 (3.86%) COBIT
5 25 (3.57%) QA
6 23 (3.29%) Cyber Essentials
6 23 (3.29%) NIST
7 18 (2.57%) SLA
8 13 (1.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (1.29%) Data Quality
10 8 (1.14%) NCSC
11 7 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 7 (1.00%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.71%) HIPAA
12 5 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.43%) NIST 800
14 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.29%) ITGC
15 1 (0.14%) BS7799
System Software
1 36 (5.14%) Active Directory
2 26 (3.71%) Docker
3 21 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (1.29%) Firmware
6 6 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.43%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 3 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.43%) vSphere
9 2 (0.29%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.29%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.14%) HDFS
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 43 (6.14%) Kubernetes
1 43 (6.14%) Terraform
2 41 (5.86%) Ansible
3 14 (2.00%) Puppet
4 13 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.43%) SCCM
6 7 (1.00%) Nessus
7 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (0.71%) SCOM
8 3 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.43%) Oozie
9 2 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.29%) QRadar
9 2 (0.29%) WSUS
10 1 (0.14%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 1 (0.14%) Kibana
10 1 (0.14%) logstash
10 1 (0.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 147 (21.00%) Microsoft
2 43 (6.14%) ServiceNow
3 37 (5.29%) Oracle
4 36 (5.14%) Google
5 33 (4.71%) Cisco
6 31 (4.43%) Splunk
7 26 (3.71%) VMware
8 24 (3.43%) Xamarin
9 21 (3.00%) Tableau
10 18 (2.57%) Forcepoint
11 17 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
11 17 (2.43%) Symantec
12 16 (2.29%) Citrix
13 14 (2.00%) McAfee
14 13 (1.86%) CyberArk
15 11 (1.57%) Sparx
16 10 (1.43%) SAP
17 9 (1.29%) Palo Alto
17 9 (1.29%) Qualys
18 8 (1.14%) Dell Compellent