Period
to 18 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Data Protection skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection over the 6 months to 18 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 144 103 189
Rank change year-on-year -41 +86 -17
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 135 249 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.76% 2.73% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 3.00% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 91 70 127
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £37,249 £20,375
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,175 £66,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +21.05% +11.36%

Data Protection 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,064 8,288 9,215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.11% 90.82% 91.91%
Number of salaries quoted 5,587 6,347 7,619
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Data Protection as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection in the West Midlands

Data Protection
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Protection in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Data Protection in the West Midlands

Data Protection
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Data Protection in the West Midlands

Data Protection
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 August 2019. 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
Birmingham -33 75 £44,500 -19.09% 9
Staffordshire +19 16 £42,500 -8.11% 3
Solihull -2 11 £38,750 -45.61% 1
Coventry +6 9 £52,500 +5.00%
Warwickshire -27 5 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Worcestershire -8 4 £45,000 -
Walsall - 1 £55,000 -
Shropshire - 1 £32,421 - 1
Data Protection
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, IT jobs citing Data Protection 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Data Protection.

1 59 (43.70%) GDPR
2 49 (36.30%) Data Protection Act
3 45 (33.33%) Information Security
4 37 (27.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (23.70%) Microsoft
6 27 (20.00%) Cisco
6 27 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
7 25 (18.52%) PCI DSS
7 25 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
8 23 (17.04%) Windows
9 22 (16.30%) Management Information System
10 21 (15.56%) Service Delivery
10 21 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (15.56%) Security Cleared
11 20 (14.81%) Public Sector
11 20 (14.81%) SQL
12 19 (14.07%) ITIL
12 19 (14.07%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 19 (14.07%) SC Cleared
13 18 (13.33%) ISO 22301
13 18 (13.33%) Presales
13 18 (13.33%) Active Directory
13 18 (13.33%) Project Management
14 17 (12.59%) Firewall
14 17 (12.59%) Data Centre
15 16 (11.85%) PaaS
15 16 (11.85%) IaaS
15 16 (11.85%) Risk Management
15 16 (11.85%) Degree
16 15 (11.11%) Finance

Data Protection
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 11 (8.15%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.93%) Skype for Business
3 6 (4.44%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.74%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) assyst
1 2 (1.48%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.74%) FastStats
2 1 (0.74%) FastStats PeopleStage
2 1 (0.74%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (11.85%) IaaS
2 16 (11.85%) PaaS
3 15 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (10.37%) Office 365
5 8 (5.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (5.93%) Azure Functions
5 8 (5.93%) Azure Machine Learning
5 8 (5.93%) Serverless
6 4 (2.96%) SaaS
7 2 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.74%) GitHub
8 1 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.74%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.74%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.59%) Firewall
2 11 (8.15%) WAN
3 9 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (6.67%) LAN
4 8 (5.93%) Remote Desktop
4 8 (5.93%) Skype
5 7 (5.19%) VoIP
5 7 (5.19%) Wireless
6 6 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (3.70%) DHCP
7 5 (3.70%) DNS
8 4 (2.96%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.48%) Cisco IPT
9 2 (1.48%) Network Security
9 2 (1.48%) SAN
9 2 (1.48%) SNMP
9 2 (1.48%) VLAN
9 2 (1.48%) VPN
10 1 (0.74%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.93%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.48%) Qlik Sense
3 2 (1.48%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.74%) MS Access
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.93%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.74%) JIRA
3 1 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.74%) Selenium
3 1 (0.74%) Subversion
3 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (14.81%) Public Sector
2 15 (11.11%) Finance
3 8 (5.93%) Legal
4 6 (4.44%) Banking
4 6 (4.44%) Retail
5 5 (3.70%) Police
6 3 (2.22%) Marketing
7 2 (1.48%) Law
7 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.48%) Publishing
8 1 (0.74%) Electronics
8 1 (0.74%) French Language
8 1 (0.74%) German Language
8 1 (0.74%) Local Government
8 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (15.56%) Analyst
2 17 (12.59%) Consultant
3 16 (11.85%) Security Consultant
4 15 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 12 (8.89%) Security Analyst
6 8 (5.93%) Information Manager
6 8 (5.93%) Security Manager
7 6 (4.44%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (4.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (4.44%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 6 (4.44%) Information Security Manager
7 6 (4.44%) Network Engineer
8 5 (3.70%) Architect
8 5 (3.70%) Chief Information Officer
8 5 (3.70%) CIO
8 5 (3.70%) Junior
8 5 (3.70%) Team Leader
9 4 (2.96%) Head of IT
9 4 (2.96%) Information Analyst
9 4 (2.96%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.93%) JSON
1 8 (5.93%) SAML
2 6 (4.44%) .NET
3 4 (2.96%) HTML
4 3 (2.22%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.22%) CSS
4 3 (2.22%) CSS3
4 3 (2.22%) HTML5
5 2 (1.48%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.48%) LDAP
5 2 (1.48%) Web Services
6 1 (0.74%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.74%) COM
6 1 (0.74%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.74%) NHibernate
6 1 (0.74%) REST
6 1 (0.74%) SOAP
6 1 (0.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 49 (36.30%) Data Protection Act
2 22 (16.30%) Management Information System
3 17 (12.59%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.93%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (5.19%) Freedom of Information
6 6 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.22%) Clustering
7 3 (2.22%) CMDB
7 3 (2.22%) NHS
7 3 (2.22%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.22%) Replication
8 2 (1.48%) CESG
8 2 (1.48%) Cyberattack
8 2 (1.48%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.74%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.74%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.74%) Social Media
9 1 (0.74%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.04%) Windows
2 14 (10.37%) Linux
3 5 (3.70%) Unix
4 4 (2.96%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.74%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (33.33%) Information Security
2 27 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (15.56%) Service Delivery
3 21 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (14.07%) ITIL
5 18 (13.33%) Presales
5 18 (13.33%) Project Management
6 16 (11.85%) Risk Management
7 15 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (9.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (9.63%) ERP
9 12 (8.89%) Asset Management
9 12 (8.89%) Business Development
9 12 (8.89%) Service Management
10 11 (8.15%) Data Security
10 11 (8.15%) Mentoring
11 10 (7.41%) Configuration Management
11 10 (7.41%) Identity Access Management
12 9 (6.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.81%) SQL
2 14 (10.37%) PowerShell
3 11 (8.15%) Bash Shell
4 6 (4.44%) Python
5 3 (2.22%) C#
5 3 (2.22%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.48%) Go
6 2 (1.48%) Java
6 2 (1.48%) Scala
6 2 (1.48%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.48%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.74%) C
7 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.74%) VBA
7 1 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 19 (14.07%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
2 19 (14.07%) SC Cleared
3 16 (11.85%) Degree
4 11 (8.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (6.67%) CISSP
6 7 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (4.44%) CCNP
7 6 (4.44%) CISM
8 5 (3.70%) ISEB
8 5 (3.70%) Master's Degree
8 5 (3.70%) MBA
9 3 (2.22%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (2.22%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.22%) PMP
10 2 (1.48%) AWS Certification
10 2 (1.48%) CEH
10 2 (1.48%) CISMP
10 2 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.48%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (43.70%) GDPR
2 37 (27.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (18.52%) PCI DSS
4 18 (13.33%) ISO 22301
5 10 (7.41%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (5.19%) SLA
7 4 (2.96%) ISO 14001
7 4 (2.96%) ISO 9001
8 2 (1.48%) GPG13
8 2 (1.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (1.48%) NIST
8 2 (1.48%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.74%) BS25999
9 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.74%) MISRA
9 1 (0.74%) MISRA C
9 1 (0.74%) NCSC
9 1 (0.74%) PSD2
System Software
1 18 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (5.93%) Docker
3 8 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.93%) XenApp
3 8 (5.93%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.96%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.48%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.74%) Firmware
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (5.93%) FortiGate
2 8 (5.93%) HP Data Protector
2 8 (5.93%) Kubernetes
2 8 (5.93%) NetBackup
2 8 (5.93%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (5.93%) Puppet
2 8 (5.93%) Terraform
3 5 (3.70%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (1.48%) Ansible
4 2 (1.48%) logstash
4 2 (1.48%) QRadar
5 1 (0.74%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.74%) vRealize
Vendors
1 32 (23.70%) Microsoft
2 27 (20.00%) Cisco
3 13 (9.63%) Citrix
4 11 (8.15%) CheckPoint
4 11 (8.15%) Oracle
4 11 (8.15%) VMware
5 8 (5.93%) arcserve
5 8 (5.93%) CommVault
5 8 (5.93%) Veeam
6 4 (2.96%) Fortinet
6 4 (2.96%) Palo Alto
7 3 (2.22%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.48%) EMC
8 2 (1.48%) HP
8 2 (1.48%) IBM
8 2 (1.48%) NetApp
8 2 (1.48%) Sage
8 2 (1.48%) SAP
8 2 (1.48%) Splunk
9 1 (0.74%) BMC