Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Security
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 549 648 721
Rank change year-on-year +99 +73 +17
Permanent jobs citing Data Security 844 673 678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.35% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.40% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 674 567 550
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.71% +0.53%
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £73,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 156707 170358 194395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.22% 88.60%
Number of salaries quoted 123341 141716 159769
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 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,354 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.01% - +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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 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 +112 810 £55,000 +7.84% 43
London +152 446 £65,000 +4.00% 22
UK excluding London +36 388 £45,000 - 22
North of England +56 111 £42,000 -16.00% 4
South East -46 90 £47,500 -5.00% 9
East of England +41 75 £47,500 -20.83% 5
North West +31 70 £43,000 -14.00% 2
Midlands +31 59 £42,500 +21.43% 2
West Midlands +15 42 £37,500 +3.45% 1
Yorkshire +43 41 £36,742 -26.52% 1
South West +24 29 £40,000 +42.86% 1
East Midlands +36 16 £45,000 +36.36% 1
Northern Ireland - 13 £57,500 -
Scotland +4 10 £47,500 +5.56%
Wales -8 1 £50,000 +25.00% 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 279 (33.06%) Finance
2 253 (29.98%) Information Security
3 204 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
4 190 (22.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 168 (19.91%) Data Protection
6 157 (18.60%) CISSP
7 150 (17.77%) Microsoft
7 150 (17.77%) Degree
8 147 (17.42%) Windows
9 143 (16.94%) GDPR
10 141 (16.71%) SQL
11 137 (16.23%) Firewall
11 137 (16.23%) Linux
12 127 (15.05%) Java
13 123 (14.57%) Management Information System
14 113 (13.39%) CISM
14 113 (13.39%) PCI DSS
15 109 (12.91%) Cybersecurity
16 104 (12.32%) Amazon AWS
17 94 (11.14%) Python
18 93 (11.02%) ITIL
19 91 (10.78%) Scrum
19 91 (10.78%) Data Management
19 91 (10.78%) Analytics
20 89 (10.55%) VMware
20 89 (10.55%) Legal
20 89 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
21 88 (10.43%) Oracle
22 84 (9.95%) Business Intelligence
23 79 (9.36%) Risk 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 40 (4.74%) SharePoint
2 31 (3.67%) MS Exchange
3 29 (3.44%) Apache
4 26 (3.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 20 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (2.13%) CMS
7 17 (2.01%) Tomcat
8 16 (1.90%) Jetty
9 12 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
10 11 (1.30%) Confluence
11 10 (1.18%) SAS
12 8 (0.95%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
15 4 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
16 3 (0.36%) Skype for Business
16 3 (0.36%) WebSphere
17 2 (0.24%) ArcGIS
17 2 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 24 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.12%) Maya
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.59%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 4 (0.47%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.36%) Magento
5 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.24%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 104 (12.32%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (6.16%) SaaS
4 33 (3.91%) PaaS
5 25 (2.96%) Google Cloud Platform
6 23 (2.73%) IaaS
7 20 (2.37%) Office 365
8 19 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (1.42%) GitHub
9 12 (1.42%) iPaaS
10 11 (1.30%) Oracle CX
11 10 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 10 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.71%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 6 (0.71%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 5 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.47%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 137 (16.23%) Firewall
2 63 (7.46%) DNS
3 61 (7.23%) TCP/IP
3 61 (7.23%) WAN
4 60 (7.11%) LAN
5 55 (6.52%) VPN
6 50 (5.92%) DHCP
7 32 (3.79%) VLAN
8 29 (3.44%) HTTP
9 27 (3.20%) FTP
9 27 (3.20%) Telnet
10 26 (3.08%) Network Security
11 25 (2.96%) SAN
12 24 (2.84%) Intrusion Detection
13 21 (2.49%) VoIP
13 21 (2.49%) Wireshark
14 20 (2.37%) HTTPS
15 19 (2.25%) Internet
15 19 (2.25%) OSPF
15 19 (2.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 56 (6.64%) Data Warehouse
3 49 (5.81%) Big Data
4 47 (5.57%) Hadoop
5 40 (4.74%) NoSQL
6 32 (3.79%) MySQL
7 26 (3.08%) MongoDB
8 23 (2.73%) Apache Cassandra
9 22 (2.61%) Relational Database
10 21 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (2.37%) HBase
11 20 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (1.90%) QlikView
12 16 (1.90%) Redis
13 14 (1.66%) Data Lake
14 13 (1.54%) RDBMS
15 12 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
16 10 (1.18%) Snowflake Schema
16 10 (1.18%) Star Schema
17 9 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 55 (6.52%) Jenkins
2 54 (6.40%) Git (software)
3 42 (4.98%) JIRA
4 22 (2.61%) Bitbucket
5 16 (1.90%) Hamcrest
5 16 (1.90%) jMock
5 16 (1.90%) JUnit
5 16 (1.90%) Maven
5 16 (1.90%) Mocha
5 16 (1.90%) TestNG
6 15 (1.78%) Talend Open Studio
7 13 (1.54%) Subversion
8 12 (1.42%) GitLab
9 5 (0.59%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.47%) ERwin
10 4 (0.47%) Selenium
11 3 (0.36%) Burp Suite
11 3 (0.36%) Metasploit
11 3 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 279 (33.06%) Finance
2 89 (10.55%) Legal
3 59 (6.99%) Telecoms
4 48 (5.69%) Banking
5 38 (4.50%) Marketing
6 29 (3.44%) Retail Banking
7 26 (3.08%) Retail
8 23 (2.73%) Back Office
8 23 (2.73%) Manufacturing
9 22 (2.61%) Publishing
10 20 (2.37%) Military
11 19 (2.25%) Investment Banking
11 19 (2.25%) Law
12 16 (1.90%) Electronics
13 9 (1.07%) Advertising
13 9 (1.07%) Front Office
14 5 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.36%) Games
16 3 (0.36%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 149 (17.65%) Analyst
2 140 (16.59%) Architect
3 102 (12.09%) Security Analyst
4 90 (10.66%) Developer
5 66 (7.82%) Security Manager
6 55 (6.52%) Security Officer
7 53 (6.28%) Administrator
8 47 (5.57%) Information Analyst
8 47 (5.57%) Information Security Analyst
9 45 (5.33%) Consultant
10 44 (5.21%) Solutions Architect
11 42 (4.98%) Data Architect
12 41 (4.86%) IT Analyst
12 41 (4.86%) IT Manager
13 38 (4.50%) Technical Architect
14 35 (4.15%) Information Officer
15 34 (4.03%) Information Security Officer
16 30 (3.55%) Technical Analyst
17 26 (3.08%) IT Security Manager
18 25 (2.96%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (7.11%) HTML
2 58 (6.87%) CSS
2 58 (6.87%) Web Services
3 48 (5.69%) .NET
4 41 (4.86%) Node.js
5 32 (3.79%) REST
6 29 (3.44%) Hibernate
7 25 (2.96%) RESTful
8 23 (2.73%) LAMP
9 21 (2.49%) Ruby on Rails
10 20 (2.37%) jQuery
11 19 (2.25%) HTML5
11 19 (2.25%) Spring
12 16 (1.90%) .NET Framework
12 16 (1.90%) Apache Wicket
12 16 (1.90%) Express
12 16 (1.90%) Guice
12 16 (1.90%) JAX-RS
12 16 (1.90%) Smarty
12 16 (1.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 123 (14.57%) Management Information System
2 89 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (9.24%) Computer Science
4 43 (5.09%) Data Protection Act
5 36 (4.27%) Enterprise Software
6 29 (3.44%) Replication
7 27 (3.20%) Data Centre
8 26 (3.08%) Fintech
9 25 (2.96%) User Experience
10 22 (2.61%) Data Structures
10 22 (2.61%) Public Cloud
11 18 (2.13%) Mobile App
12 14 (1.66%) Clustering
13 12 (1.42%) Algorithms
14 11 (1.30%) Cyber Attack
14 11 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
14 11 (1.30%) IVR
14 11 (1.30%) Virtual Team
15 9 (1.07%) NHS
15 9 (1.07%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 147 (17.42%) Windows
2 137 (16.23%) Linux
3 74 (8.77%) Unix
4 63 (7.46%) Windows Server
5 31 (3.67%) Android
6 26 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (2.96%) Apple iOS
8 24 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (2.13%) Solaris
9 18 (2.13%) Windows 10
10 17 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (1.66%) Windows 7
12 9 (1.07%) CentOS
12 9 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.83%) VMS
14 5 (0.59%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.36%) Debian
15 3 (0.36%) SUSE
15 3 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (29.98%) Information Security
2 204 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (19.91%) Data Protection
4 109 (12.91%) Cybersecurity
5 93 (11.02%) ITIL
6 91 (10.78%) Analytics
6 91 (10.78%) Data Management
6 91 (10.78%) Scrum
7 84 (9.95%) Business Intelligence
8 79 (9.36%) Risk Management
9 71 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 69 (8.18%) CRM
11 68 (8.06%) SIEM
12 67 (7.94%) SOA
13 61 (7.23%) Open Source
14 60 (7.11%) Disaster Recovery
14 60 (7.11%) Microservices
15 57 (6.75%) Security Management
16 54 (6.40%) ETL
16 54 (6.40%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 141 (16.71%) SQL
2 127 (15.05%) Java
3 94 (11.14%) Python
4 78 (9.24%) JavaScript
5 53 (6.28%) Ruby
6 35 (4.15%) PHP
6 35 (4.15%) Scala
7 27 (3.20%) C#
8 22 (2.61%) Bash Shell
9 19 (2.25%) Shell Script
10 17 (2.01%) T-SQL
11 16 (1.90%) C
12 15 (1.78%) PowerShell
13 12 (1.42%) C++
14 7 (0.83%) R
15 4 (0.47%) Go
15 4 (0.47%) Perl
15 4 (0.47%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.36%) PHP 5
17 2 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 157 (18.60%) CISSP
2 150 (17.77%) Degree
3 113 (13.39%) CISM
4 70 (8.29%) CISA
5 55 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 40 (4.74%) MCSE
7 31 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 21 (2.49%) Security Cleared
8 21 (2.49%) SSCP
9 19 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (1.90%) MCSA
11 14 (1.66%) CCNA
11 14 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (1.66%) SC Cleared
12 13 (1.54%) MCITP
13 11 (1.30%) CompTIA Security+
13 11 (1.30%) CRISC
13 11 (1.30%) Security+ Certification
14 10 (1.18%) CNE
14 10 (1.18%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (22.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 143 (16.94%) GDPR
3 113 (13.39%) PCI DSS
4 58 (6.87%) Data Quality
5 31 (3.67%) Cyber Essentials
6 27 (3.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 26 (3.08%) SLA
8 24 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 18 (2.13%) GCP
10 16 (1.90%) QA
11 11 (1.30%) ISO 22301
12 10 (1.18%) PA-DSS
13 6 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 5 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 5 (0.59%) SSAE 16
15 4 (0.47%) COBIT
15 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 4 (0.47%) PMO
16 2 (0.24%) IFRS
16 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 71 (8.41%) Active Directory
2 56 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (3.67%) Docker
4 25 (2.96%) Hyper-V
5 17 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (1.78%) vSphere
7 14 (1.66%) XenDesktop
8 9 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 8 (0.95%) XenApp
10 5 (0.59%) NFS
11 4 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.36%) Dovecot
12 3 (0.36%) KVM
12 3 (0.36%) XenServer
13 2 (0.24%) Ceph
13 2 (0.24%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (3.79%) Puppet
2 30 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (2.84%) SCCM
4 18 (2.13%) Kubernetes
5 10 (1.18%) Ambari
5 10 (1.18%) ZABBIX
6 7 (0.83%) Ansible
7 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (0.71%) Nessus
7 6 (0.71%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (0.47%) Grafana
9 4 (0.47%) OpenNMS
9 4 (0.47%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.36%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.36%) vMotion
10 3 (0.36%) vRealize
11 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 150 (17.77%) Microsoft
2 89 (10.55%) VMware
3 88 (10.43%) Oracle
4 65 (7.70%) Cisco
5 51 (6.04%) Citrix
6 23 (2.73%) Google
6 23 (2.73%) SAP
7 20 (2.37%) Tableau
7 20 (2.37%) Xerox
8 18 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (2.01%) CheckPoint
9 17 (2.01%) HP
10 16 (1.90%) TIBCO
11 15 (1.78%) Pega
11 15 (1.78%) Talend
12 12 (1.42%) Dell
12 12 (1.42%) IBM
13 10 (1.18%) EMC
13 10 (1.18%) NetApp
13 10 (1.18%) Teradata