Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Security
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 519 597 671
Rank change year-on-year +78 +74 +85
Permanent jobs citing Data Security 883 739 719
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.42% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.46% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 704 587 602
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £34,219 £31,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £84,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +3.04%

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 153,971 162,157 179,115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.11% 91.53% 90.82%
Number of salaries quoted 122,527 129,139 149,493
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +44 817 £55,000 +4.76% 109
UK excluding London +122 509 £50,000 +11.11% 77
London +30 361 £70,000 +16.67% 35
South East +102 181 £55,000 +15.79% 16
North of England +72 132 £45,000 +2.20% 16
North West +71 99 £47,500 -13.64% 7
Midlands +27 82 £47,500 +46.15% 21
West Midlands +25 62 £53,750 +65.38% 14
South West +27 42 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Yorkshire +42 33 £45,000 +7.14% 5
Wales +19 26 £55,242 +84.14% 2
East Midlands +9 20 £42,500 +3.03% 7
Scotland -6 20 £36,500 -24.74% 1
East of England -35 19 £47,500 - 15
Isle of Man - 5 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland +6 2 - -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 312 (35.33%) SQL
2 304 (34.43%) Finance
3 199 (22.54%) SQL Server
3 199 (22.54%) Microsoft
4 193 (21.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 188 (21.29%) Information Security
6 164 (18.57%) MySQL
7 158 (17.89%) Linux
8 154 (17.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 150 (16.99%) Amazon AWS
10 146 (16.53%) Agile Software Development
11 144 (16.31%) CISSP
12 142 (16.08%) Problem-Solving
13 137 (15.52%) GDPR
14 127 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
15 126 (14.27%) NoSQL
15 126 (14.27%) PCI DSS
16 122 (13.82%) Data Protection
17 121 (13.70%) Git (software)
18 119 (13.48%) Banking
19 117 (13.25%) Management Information System
20 113 (12.80%) Telecoms
21 112 (12.68%) Degree
22 110 (12.46%) PostgreSQL
23 107 (12.12%) Test Automation
24 106 (12.00%) ITIL
25 105 (11.89%) CISM
26 104 (11.78%) Windows
27 95 (10.76%) Project Management
28 94 (10.65%) Redis

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 69 (7.81%) Ethereum
2 34 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 29 (3.28%) MS Exchange
4 19 (2.15%) nginx
5 18 (2.04%) Apache
6 16 (1.81%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.47%) Apache Spark
7 13 (1.47%) Jetty
8 11 (1.25%) Drupal
8 11 (1.25%) Umbraco
9 10 (1.13%) IIS
10 8 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2000
10 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (0.91%) Office Communications Server
10 8 (0.91%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 54 (6.12%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (4.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 63 (7.13%) Distributed Ledger
2 9 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.91%) NetSuite
3 8 (0.91%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.79%) assyst
4 7 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.79%) Sentinel
5 6 (0.68%) DocuMatrix
5 6 (0.68%) Relativity
5 6 (0.68%) Ringtail
6 5 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.57%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 4 (0.45%) MetaTrader
8 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.11%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
9 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 193 (21.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 150 (16.99%) Amazon AWS
3 83 (9.40%) GitHub
4 74 (8.38%) Cloud Computing
5 53 (6.00%) Amazon S3
6 50 (5.66%) Office 365
7 42 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
8 38 (4.30%) SaaS
9 16 (1.81%) Serverless
10 15 (1.70%) Trello
11 14 (1.59%) Slack
12 13 (1.47%) IaaS
13 11 (1.25%) Amazon SQS
13 11 (1.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 11 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (1.25%) CloudFront
13 11 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
13 11 (1.25%) PaaS
14 5 (0.57%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.45%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 75 (8.49%) Firewall
2 58 (6.57%) Network Security
3 44 (4.98%) SAN
4 41 (4.64%) VPN
5 37 (4.19%) TCP/IP
6 28 (3.17%) LAN
7 27 (3.06%) Intrusion Detection
7 27 (3.06%) WAN
8 25 (2.83%) VLAN
9 23 (2.60%) DNS
9 23 (2.60%) Internet
10 17 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
11 16 (1.81%) DMZ
12 15 (1.70%) MPLS
12 15 (1.70%) VoIP
13 14 (1.59%) NetScaler
13 14 (1.59%) VPLS
13 14 (1.59%) WLAN
14 13 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
14 13 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (22.54%) SQL Server
2 164 (18.57%) MySQL
3 126 (14.27%) NoSQL
4 110 (12.46%) PostgreSQL
5 94 (10.65%) Redis
6 89 (10.08%) Blockchain
7 72 (8.15%) Data Warehouse
8 57 (6.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 53 (6.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 49 (5.55%) Relational Database
11 40 (4.53%) Big Data
12 36 (4.08%) Hadoop
13 25 (2.83%) MongoDB
14 22 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 21 (2.38%) RDBMS
16 20 (2.27%) OLAP
17 18 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
18 17 (1.93%) OLTP
18 17 (1.93%) SQL Server 2016
19 16 (1.81%) HBase
Development Applications
1 121 (13.70%) Git (software)
2 41 (4.64%) Mocha
3 34 (3.85%) JIRA
4 31 (3.51%) Visual Studio
5 23 (2.60%) Jenkins
6 21 (2.38%) ERwin
7 18 (2.04%) Maven
8 17 (1.93%) JUnit
9 13 (1.47%) Hamcrest
9 13 (1.47%) jMock
9 13 (1.47%) TestNG
10 12 (1.36%) Eclipse
10 12 (1.36%) webpack
11 10 (1.13%) Jasmine
11 10 (1.13%) Karma Test Runner
11 10 (1.13%) PHPUnit
11 10 (1.13%) Protractor
11 10 (1.13%) Selenium
12 8 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 304 (34.43%) Finance
2 119 (13.48%) Banking
3 113 (12.80%) Telecoms
4 60 (6.80%) Legal
5 34 (3.85%) Retail
6 27 (3.06%) Marketing
7 26 (2.94%) Billing
8 20 (2.27%) Law
9 13 (1.47%) Back Office
10 9 (1.02%) Advertising
10 9 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.68%) Games
11 6 (0.68%) Welsh Language
12 5 (0.57%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.45%) Front Office
13 4 (0.45%) Local Government
13 4 (0.45%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.34%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.34%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 206 (23.33%) Developer
2 148 (16.76%) Analyst
3 110 (12.46%) Architect
4 57 (6.46%) Blockchain Developer
5 56 (6.34%) Senior Developer
6 54 (6.12%) Data Architect
6 54 (6.12%) Node.js Developer
7 45 (5.10%) Security Manager
8 44 (4.98%) Backend Developer
8 44 (4.98%) Security Officer
9 43 (4.87%) JavaScript Developer
9 43 (4.87%) Security Analyst
10 38 (4.30%) SQL Developer
11 35 (3.96%) Support Analyst
12 33 (3.74%) Information Manager
12 33 (3.74%) IT Manager
13 31 (3.51%) Security Architect
14 28 (3.17%) Cloud Engineer
14 28 (3.17%) Java Developer
14 28 (3.17%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (9.63%) Node.js
2 82 (9.29%) Smart Contracts
3 63 (7.13%) Truffle
3 63 (7.13%) web3js
4 59 (6.68%) HTML
5 58 (6.57%) CSS
6 54 (6.12%) .NET
7 41 (4.64%) Chai
7 41 (4.64%) Enzyme
7 41 (4.64%) Jest
7 41 (4.64%) REST
8 40 (4.53%) Web Services
9 38 (4.30%) AngularJS
10 34 (3.85%) ASP.NET
11 32 (3.62%) XML
12 24 (2.72%) JSON
13 23 (2.60%) Spring
14 21 (2.38%) HTML5
15 19 (2.15%) jQuery
16 18 (2.04%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 127 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (13.25%) Management Information System
3 65 (7.36%) Bitcoin
4 63 (7.13%) Self-Motivation
5 55 (6.23%) Computer Science
6 51 (5.78%) Fintech
7 37 (4.19%) Virtual Team
8 27 (3.06%) Data Structures
9 26 (2.94%) Data Centre
9 26 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
10 23 (2.60%) NHS
11 22 (2.49%) Private Cloud
12 21 (2.38%) Mobile App
13 19 (2.15%) Mobile Payment
14 15 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
14 15 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
15 14 (1.59%) Freedom of Information
16 13 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
17 11 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 158 (17.89%) Linux
2 104 (11.78%) Windows
3 41 (4.64%) VMS
4 36 (4.08%) Windows Server
5 31 (3.51%) Unix
6 19 (2.15%) Mac OS
7 17 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.91%) Android
8 8 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.79%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.68%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.68%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.45%) CentOS
12 4 (0.45%) Kali Linux
12 4 (0.45%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (21.29%) Information Security
2 146 (16.53%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (16.08%) Problem-Solving
4 122 (13.82%) Data Protection
5 107 (12.12%) Test Automation
6 106 (12.00%) ITIL
7 95 (10.76%) Project Management
8 90 (10.19%) Risk Management
9 89 (10.08%) Business Intelligence
10 87 (9.85%) Identity Management
11 82 (9.29%) Cybersecurity
11 82 (9.29%) KYC
12 81 (9.17%) DevOps
13 78 (8.83%) Front End Development
14 76 (8.61%) Data Governance
15 74 (8.38%) API Development
16 68 (7.70%) API Design
17 66 (7.47%) Continuous Improvement
17 66 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management
18 65 (7.36%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 312 (35.33%) SQL
2 89 (10.08%) JavaScript
3 70 (7.93%) Python
4 69 (7.81%) Java
5 66 (7.47%) Solidity
6 64 (7.25%) ES6
7 55 (6.23%) C#
8 45 (5.10%) PowerShell
9 44 (4.98%) T-SQL
10 36 (4.08%) Bash Shell
11 27 (3.06%) PHP
12 22 (2.49%) C++
12 22 (2.49%) Scala
13 21 (2.38%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.70%) VBScript
15 12 (1.36%) C
16 11 (1.25%) Go
16 11 (1.25%) TypeScript
17 10 (1.13%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 144 (16.31%) CISSP
2 112 (12.68%) Degree
3 105 (11.89%) CISM
4 76 (8.61%) CISA
5 44 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (3.51%) MCSE
7 30 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
8 26 (2.94%) Security Cleared
9 24 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (2.60%) MCSA
11 21 (2.38%) CEH
12 20 (2.27%) MCITP
13 18 (2.04%) CCNA
14 17 (1.93%) CCIE
15 16 (1.81%) CCNP
16 14 (1.59%) PCI QSA
16 14 (1.59%) SC Cleared
17 13 (1.47%) SANS
18 12 (1.36%) CISMP
18 12 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (17.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 137 (15.52%) GDPR
3 126 (14.27%) PCI DSS
4 48 (5.44%) Data Quality
5 36 (4.08%) QA
6 30 (3.40%) Cyber Essentials
7 24 (2.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 23 (2.60%) SLA
9 22 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 13 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 10 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 9 (1.02%) COBIT
12 9 (1.02%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.57%) ISO 14001
13 5 (0.57%) NIST 800
13 5 (0.57%) SSAE 16
14 4 (0.45%) RMADS
15 3 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
15 3 (0.34%) PA-DSS
16 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
System Software
1 67 (7.59%) Docker
2 65 (7.36%) Virtual Machines
3 60 (6.80%) Active Directory
4 32 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (3.28%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.02%) vSphere
7 4 (0.45%) iptables
7 4 (0.45%) XenApp
8 3 (0.34%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.11%) Firmware
9 1 (0.11%) NFS
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 47 (5.32%) Kubernetes
2 41 (4.64%) Docker Swarm
3 27 (3.06%) Puppet
4 19 (2.15%) Failover Clustering
5 13 (1.47%) SCCM
6 8 (0.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 7 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (0.68%) Ansible
9 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.57%) Nessus
9 5 (0.57%) Nexpose
9 5 (0.57%) Nmap
10 4 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.45%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.45%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.34%) Grafana
11 3 (0.34%) QRadar
11 3 (0.34%) Terraform
12 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 199 (22.54%) Microsoft
2 54 (6.12%) Oracle
2 54 (6.12%) VMware
3 46 (5.21%) Cisco
4 31 (3.51%) Splunk
5 27 (3.06%) Google
5 27 (3.06%) Veeam
6 25 (2.83%) WorldPay
7 23 (2.60%) F5
7 23 (2.60%) Tableau
8 21 (2.38%) Citrix
9 20 (2.27%) Forcepoint
10 15 (1.70%) Blue Coat
10 15 (1.70%) NetApp
10 15 (1.70%) SolarWinds
10 15 (1.70%) Zscaler
11 13 (1.47%) Aruba
12 12 (1.36%) McAfee
13 11 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (1.25%) Symantec