Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Security
UK
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 414 526 525
Rank change year-on-year +112 -1 +80
Permanent jobs citing Data Security 415 736 902
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.51% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.56% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 385 572 724
Median annual salary £60,000 £52,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -5.45% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £30,000 £34,228
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,800 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.17% -3.58% +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 59,330 132,451 157,683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.25% 92.20% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 47,394 104,308 125,677
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
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 10 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Data Security in the UK

Data Security
Top 17 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 10 August 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 +149 394 £60,000 +14.29% 53
London +143 209 £67,500 +3.85% 19
UK excluding London +99 201 £50,000 +9.17% 34
North of England +152 65 £55,000 +14.58% 22
Work from Home +117 57 £60,000 -7.69% 6
South East +104 46 £53,750 +7.50% 3
Yorkshire +164 42 £55,000 +12.82% 13
South West +121 32 £82,500 +83.33% 2
East of England +71 23 £24,500 -45.56%
North West +99 18 £44,000 -8.33% 6
Midlands +50 18 £42,000 -6.87% 7
Scotland +44 13 £38,428 +2.47%
West Midlands +53 10 £42,000 -6.87% 1
East Midlands +63 8 £47,000 +6.82% 6
North East - 5 £49,125 - 3
Wales +16 3 £37,203 +24.01%
Northern Ireland - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 10 August 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.

1 150 (36.14%) Azure
2 119 (28.67%) Microsoft
3 102 (24.58%) Finance
4 98 (23.61%) SQL
5 91 (21.93%) Cybersecurity
6 88 (21.20%) DevOps
7 80 (19.28%) AWS
7 80 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
8 79 (19.04%) SQL Server
9 68 (16.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 62 (14.94%) Java
11 60 (14.46%) Active Directory
11 60 (14.46%) Firewall
12 59 (14.22%) Information Security
13 58 (13.98%) Terraform
14 57 (13.73%) Analytics
15 56 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
15 56 (13.49%) Cloud Native
15 56 (13.49%) Degree
16 52 (12.53%) Security Architecture
17 51 (12.29%) Kubernetes
18 50 (12.05%) Python
18 50 (12.05%) Data Modelling
19 49 (11.81%) JavaScript
20 48 (11.57%) Microservices
21 47 (11.33%) ITIL
22 46 (11.08%) Web Services
23 45 (10.84%) Linux
24 44 (10.60%) NIST
25 43 (10.36%) Banking

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 (3.13%) Apache Spark
2 8 (1.93%) Confluence
3 5 (1.20%) Apache
3 5 (1.20%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.96%) Jupyter
5 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.48%) Alfresco
6 2 (0.48%) IIS
6 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.24%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.24%) Documentum
7 1 (0.24%) nginx
7 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.24%) Site Server
7 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (6.75%) R3 Corda
2 22 (5.30%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.48%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.24%) Magento
4 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.24%) Q-Pulse
4 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 150 (36.14%) Azure
2 80 (19.28%) AWS
3 41 (9.88%) IaaS
4 38 (9.16%) Office 365
5 36 (8.67%) SaaS
6 31 (7.47%) PaaS
7 30 (7.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 29 (6.99%) Power Platform
9 21 (5.06%) Serverless
10 20 (4.82%) GCP
11 11 (2.65%) Azure Functions
11 11 (2.65%) iPaaS
12 9 (2.17%) Slack
12 9 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 8 (1.93%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (1.69%) Amazon S3
14 7 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
16 4 (0.96%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 60 (14.46%) Firewall
2 39 (9.40%) Network Security
3 22 (5.30%) TCP/IP
4 16 (3.86%) Internet
5 15 (3.61%) Wireless
6 14 (3.37%) Intrusion Detection
7 12 (2.89%) VPN
8 9 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (2.17%) LAN
8 9 (2.17%) WAN
9 7 (1.69%) Unified Communications
10 5 (1.20%) DNS
10 5 (1.20%) HTTP
11 4 (0.96%) DHCP
11 4 (0.96%) VoIP
12 3 (0.72%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.72%) SAN
12 3 (0.72%) VLAN
12 3 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.48%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (19.04%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.99%) Power BI
3 28 (6.75%) Big Data
4 25 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (4.34%) MySQL
5 18 (4.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (3.61%) Blockchain
6 15 (3.61%) DB2
7 13 (3.13%) Relational Database
8 9 (2.17%) MongoDB
8 9 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.93%) Data Lake
9 8 (1.93%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.69%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (1.20%) OLAP
12 5 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.96%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.96%) HBase
Development Applications
1 25 (6.02%) IntelliJ
2 23 (5.54%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (2.65%) JIRA
3 11 (2.65%) Octopus Deploy
3 11 (2.65%) Subversion
3 11 (2.65%) TeamCity
4 8 (1.93%) Artifactory
4 8 (1.93%) Eclipse
4 8 (1.93%) GitLab
4 8 (1.93%) JUnit
5 6 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (1.20%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.48%) Burp Suite
7 2 (0.48%) Log4j
7 2 (0.48%) PostCSS
7 2 (0.48%) Xdebug
8 1 (0.24%) ERwin
8 1 (0.24%) LabVIEW
General
1 102 (24.58%) Finance
2 43 (10.36%) Banking
3 35 (8.43%) Retail
4 30 (7.23%) Legal
5 19 (4.58%) Law
6 11 (2.65%) Public Sector
7 10 (2.41%) Retail Banking
8 9 (2.17%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.17%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.45%) Marketing
10 4 (0.96%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.72%) Advertising
11 3 (0.72%) Electronics
12 2 (0.48%) Automotive
12 2 (0.48%) Back Office
12 2 (0.48%) Billing
12 2 (0.48%) International Banking
13 1 (0.24%) Games
13 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (15.42%) Developer
2 49 (11.81%) Analyst
3 47 (11.33%) Architect
4 46 (11.08%) Cloud Engineer
5 41 (9.88%) Security Engineer
6 36 (8.67%) Azure Engineer
7 25 (6.02%) Solutions Architect
8 24 (5.78%) Support Analyst
9 20 (4.82%) Software Engineer
10 18 (4.34%) Senior Developer
11 17 (4.10%) Administrator
11 17 (4.10%) Security Specialist
12 16 (3.86%) Cloud Architect
13 15 (3.61%) IT Engineer
13 15 (3.61%) SQL Analyst
13 15 (3.61%) SQL Support Analyst
14 14 (3.37%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 14 (3.37%) Consultant
14 14 (3.37%) Data Engineer
15 13 (3.13%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (11.08%) Web Services
2 40 (9.64%) .NET
3 39 (9.40%) OAuth
4 36 (8.67%) Spring Boot
5 27 (6.51%) XML
6 23 (5.54%) OAuth2
7 19 (4.58%) AngularJS
8 15 (3.61%) HTML
9 14 (3.37%) Spring
10 12 (2.89%) CSS
11 11 (2.65%) REST
12 10 (2.41%) JSON
13 9 (2.17%) Kafka
13 9 (2.17%) React
13 9 (2.17%) RESTful
14 8 (1.93%) ADO
14 8 (1.93%) PySpark
15 7 (1.69%) Apache NiFi
15 7 (1.69%) CSS3
15 7 (1.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 56 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
1 56 (13.49%) Cloud Native
2 39 (9.40%) Management Information System
3 23 (5.54%) PKI
4 18 (4.34%) iSeries
5 15 (3.61%) AS400
5 15 (3.61%) Reinsurance
6 14 (3.37%) Cyberattack
6 14 (3.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 13 (3.13%) Public Cloud
7 13 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (3.13%) User Experience
7 13 (3.13%) Virtual Team
8 11 (2.65%) Data Structures
8 11 (2.65%) Security Operations Centre
9 10 (2.41%) Cyberthreat
10 9 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.93%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.93%) Data Protection Act
11 8 (1.93%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 45 (10.84%) Linux
2 38 (9.16%) Windows
3 20 (4.82%) Windows Server
4 14 (3.37%) Unix
5 12 (2.89%) Windows 10
6 9 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.72%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.72%) SUSE
7 3 (0.72%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.48%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.24%) Android
9 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (21.93%) Cybersecurity
2 88 (21.20%) DevOps
3 80 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (14.22%) Information Security
5 57 (13.73%) Analytics
6 52 (12.53%) Security Architecture
7 50 (12.05%) Data Modelling
8 48 (11.57%) Microservices
9 47 (11.33%) ITIL
10 40 (9.64%) Migration
11 39 (9.40%) Computer Science
11 39 (9.40%) Identity Access Management
11 39 (9.40%) Scrum
12 38 (9.16%) Problem-Solving
13 37 (8.92%) Business Intelligence
13 37 (8.92%) Disaster Recovery
14 36 (8.67%) Machine Learning
15 35 (8.43%) Data Protection
15 35 (8.43%) Risk Management
16 34 (8.19%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 98 (23.61%) SQL
2 62 (14.94%) Java
3 50 (12.05%) Python
4 49 (11.81%) JavaScript
5 35 (8.43%) PowerShell
6 34 (8.19%) Kotlin
7 16 (3.86%) Bash Shell
8 15 (3.61%) RPG
9 12 (2.89%) C#
10 11 (2.65%) PHP
11 9 (2.17%) C
11 9 (2.17%) Scala
12 8 (1.93%) C++
13 6 (1.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 6 (1.45%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.45%) VB
14 5 (1.20%) Ruby
14 5 (1.20%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.20%) VB6
15 4 (0.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (13.49%) Degree
2 32 (7.71%) CISSP
3 28 (6.75%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (6.51%) Security Cleared
5 25 (6.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 23 (5.54%) CISM
7 22 (5.30%) CISA
8 17 (4.10%) DV Cleared
9 11 (2.65%) CRISC
9 11 (2.65%) SC Cleared
10 10 (2.41%) CEH
11 9 (2.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 9 (2.17%) CCSP
12 8 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (1.93%) PMI Certification
13 7 (1.69%) CCNA
13 7 (1.69%) CCNP
14 5 (1.20%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 4 (0.96%) CISMP
15 4 (0.96%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (16.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (10.60%) NIST
3 39 (9.40%) GDPR
4 34 (8.19%) PCI DSS
5 24 (5.78%) QA
6 15 (3.61%) COBIT
6 15 (3.61%) NCSC
6 15 (3.61%) SLA
7 14 (3.37%) NIST 800
8 13 (3.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 10 (2.41%) Data Quality
10 9 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.48%) GAMP
13 2 (0.48%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.24%) GxP
14 1 (0.24%) HL7
14 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.24%) PSD2
System Software
1 60 (14.46%) Active Directory
2 38 (9.16%) Docker
3 11 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.96%) HDFS
5 3 (0.72%) Firmware
5 3 (0.72%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.48%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.48%) vSphere
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 58 (13.98%) Terraform
2 51 (12.29%) Kubernetes
3 26 (6.27%) Ansible
4 12 (2.89%) SCCM
5 10 (2.41%) Puppet
6 8 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.96%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (0.96%) Oozie
9 3 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.48%) Istio
10 2 (0.48%) linkerd
10 2 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.48%) Nessus
10 2 (0.48%) QRadar
10 2 (0.48%) WSUS
11 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.24%) Kibana
11 1 (0.24%) logstash
Vendors
1 119 (28.67%) Microsoft
2 27 (6.51%) Google
3 24 (5.78%) Cisco
4 17 (4.10%) VMware
5 15 (3.61%) ServiceNow
6 10 (2.41%) Palo Alto
7 9 (2.17%) Apple
8 8 (1.93%) CheckPoint
8 8 (1.93%) Oracle
8 8 (1.93%) Tableau
9 6 (1.45%) Juniper
9 6 (1.45%) McAfee
10 5 (1.20%) Tufin
10 5 (1.20%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.96%) AlienVault
11 4 (0.96%) Alteryx
11 4 (0.96%) Aruba
11 4 (0.96%) Cloudera
11 4 (0.96%) Databricks
11 4 (0.96%) Qualys