Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 208 153
Rank change year-on-year +171 -55 +34
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 441 117 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.69% 1.19% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.24% 1.31% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 55 97 133
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.76% -3.53%
10th Percentile £23,347 £18,300 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £64,750 £67,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +19.32% -2.22%

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 7,068 8,907 9,630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.16% 90.89% 91.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5,295 7,078 7,553
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% -2.38% +2.44%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £66,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +138 371 £45,000 -5.26% 12
Coventry +7 36 £60,000 +71.43% 1
Staffordshire +32 15 £34,174 -44.21% 3
Warwickshire +27 4 £42,500 - 1
Worcestershire -1 3 £26,500 +10.42% 3
Solihull +14 2 £53,750 +182.89% 1
Shropshire +7 1 - - 3
Dudley - 1 £26,000 -
Data Protection
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 382 (86.62%) GDPR
2 201 (45.58%) Data Centre
3 192 (43.54%) ITIL
4 176 (39.91%) Presales
5 148 (33.56%) Microsoft
6 128 (29.02%) Service Delivery
7 108 (24.49%) Project Management
8 93 (21.09%) Microsoft Azure
9 89 (20.18%) Self-Motivation
10 86 (19.50%) Security Cleared
11 84 (19.05%) VMware
12 77 (17.46%) Service Management
13 74 (16.78%) Agile Software Development
14 72 (16.33%) Active Directory
15 71 (16.10%) Finance
16 70 (15.87%) Line Management
17 69 (15.65%) Amazon AWS
17 69 (15.65%) Degree
18 68 (15.42%) Citrix
19 67 (15.19%) ITSM
20 64 (14.51%) PRINCE2
20 64 (14.51%) Stakeholder Management
21 62 (14.06%) ISEB
21 62 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
22 61 (13.83%) Windows
22 61 (13.83%) Information Security
23 60 (13.61%) Continuous Improvement
23 60 (13.61%) Problem-Solving
24 59 (13.38%) SQL Server
25 56 (12.70%) SQL

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 37 (8.39%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.95%) Apache Spark
3 12 (2.72%) SharePoint Server
4 8 (1.81%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.91%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 49 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (9.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (9.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.68%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.36%) Raiser's Edge
2 4 (0.91%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.45%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 93 (21.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (15.65%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (12.70%) Office 365
4 34 (7.71%) IaaS
5 32 (7.26%) PaaS
6 27 (6.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 24 (5.44%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (5.44%) Amazon S3
8 17 (3.85%) SaaS
9 12 (2.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 12 (2.72%) Amazon EMR
9 12 (2.72%) Amazon Kinesis
9 12 (2.72%) Amazon SQS
9 12 (2.72%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (2.72%) AWS Lambda
9 12 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (2.72%) Serverless
9 12 (2.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (1.81%) OneDrive
11 5 (1.13%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 43 (9.75%) Firewall
2 39 (8.84%) Network Security
3 20 (4.54%) WAN
4 17 (3.85%) LAN
5 15 (3.40%) OSPF
6 12 (2.72%) DNS
7 8 (1.81%) DHCP
7 8 (1.81%) Skype
8 4 (0.91%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.68%) SAN
10 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.23%) Internet
11 1 (0.23%) Intranet
11 1 (0.23%) VoIP
11 1 (0.23%) VPN
11 1 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (13.38%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.44%) Amazon RDS
3 19 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (3.40%) Power BI
5 13 (2.95%) Hadoop
5 13 (2.95%) Impala
6 12 (2.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 12 (2.72%) Amazon Redshift
6 12 (2.72%) Azure SQL Database
6 12 (2.72%) Cosmos DB
6 12 (2.72%) RDBMS
6 12 (2.72%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.81%) Big Data
9 5 (1.13%) DTS
9 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.23%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.36%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.68%) Subversion
General
1 71 (16.10%) Finance
2 31 (7.03%) Publishing
2 31 (7.03%) Retail
3 22 (4.99%) Marketing
4 15 (3.40%) Law
5 10 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.91%) Legal
7 3 (0.68%) Billing
8 2 (0.45%) Banking
8 2 (0.45%) Local Government
9 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 147 (33.33%) Architect
2 62 (14.06%) Technical Architect
3 59 (13.38%) Solutions Architect
4 52 (11.79%) Analyst
5 44 (9.98%) Service Manager
6 24 (5.44%) Cloud Architect
6 24 (5.44%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 24 (5.44%) Delivery Manager
7 22 (4.99%) Project Manager
8 21 (4.76%) Security Manager
9 20 (4.54%) Technical Manager
9 20 (4.54%) Technical Services Manager
10 18 (4.08%) Business Analyst
10 18 (4.08%) SCCM Engineer
10 18 (4.08%) Senior SCCM Engineer
11 17 (3.85%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
11 17 (3.85%) Service Architect
11 17 (3.85%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
12 16 (3.63%) Developer
13 15 (3.40%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (9.98%) Web Services
2 26 (5.90%) .NET
3 16 (3.63%) ASP.NET
4 13 (2.95%) ASP.NET Web API
4 13 (2.95%) Natural Language Processing
5 12 (2.72%) REST
6 9 (2.04%) SOAP
7 8 (1.81%) HTML
8 7 (1.59%) HTML5
9 5 (1.13%) JSON
9 5 (1.13%) LINQ
9 5 (1.13%) XML
9 5 (1.13%) XSLT
10 4 (0.91%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (0.91%) CSS
11 3 (0.68%) CSS3
11 3 (0.68%) Entity Framework
11 3 (0.68%) jQuery
11 3 (0.68%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 201 (45.58%) Data Centre
2 89 (20.18%) Self-Motivation
3 53 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (9.52%) CMDB
5 39 (8.84%) Data Protection Act
6 35 (7.94%) Management Information System
7 18 (4.08%) Public Cloud
8 13 (2.95%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (2.72%) Private Cloud
10 10 (2.27%) Virtual Team
11 9 (2.04%) Driving Licence
12 8 (1.81%) NHS
12 8 (1.81%) User Experience
13 5 (1.13%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.91%) Augmented Reality
14 4 (0.91%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.91%) Social Media
15 3 (0.68%) Blackberry
15 3 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
15 3 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (13.83%) Windows
2 30 (6.80%) Windows Server
3 29 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (5.90%) Windows 10
6 22 (4.99%) Windows 7
7 9 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.91%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (43.54%) ITIL
2 176 (39.91%) Presales
3 128 (29.02%) Service Delivery
4 108 (24.49%) Project Management
5 77 (17.46%) Service Management
6 74 (16.78%) Agile Software Development
7 70 (15.87%) Line Management
8 67 (15.19%) ITSM
9 64 (14.51%) PRINCE2
9 64 (14.51%) Stakeholder Management
10 61 (13.83%) Information Security
11 60 (13.61%) Continuous Improvement
11 60 (13.61%) Problem-Solving
12 56 (12.70%) Technical Architecture
13 51 (11.56%) Computer Science
13 51 (11.56%) Customer Requirements
13 51 (11.56%) Root Cause Analysis
14 50 (11.34%) Software Engineering
15 48 (10.88%) Change Management
16 47 (10.66%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 56 (12.70%) SQL
2 25 (5.67%) Python
3 18 (4.08%) PowerShell
3 18 (4.08%) VBScript
4 17 (3.85%) Java
5 13 (2.95%) R
6 12 (2.72%) PL/SQL
6 12 (2.72%) Scala
6 12 (2.72%) Shell Script
7 9 (2.04%) C#
8 8 (1.81%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.13%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.91%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.23%) C
Qualifications
1 86 (19.50%) Security Cleared
2 69 (15.65%) Degree
3 62 (14.06%) ISEB
4 56 (12.70%) MCSE
4 56 (12.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 51 (11.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 45 (10.20%) ITIL Certification
7 43 (9.75%) CISSP
8 41 (9.30%) SC Cleared
9 40 (9.07%) MCP
10 25 (5.67%) CEH
11 23 (5.22%) CISM
12 20 (4.54%) CompTIA Security+
13 17 (3.85%) PMI Certification
13 17 (3.85%) PMP
14 13 (2.95%) ISEB Practitioner
14 13 (2.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 12 (2.72%) MCSA
16 11 (2.49%) DV Cleared
17 10 (2.27%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 382 (86.62%) GDPR
2 53 (12.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (11.56%) SLA
4 27 (6.12%) QA
5 22 (4.99%) PCI DSS
6 17 (3.85%) GPG13
7 7 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (1.36%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.23%) PSD2
System Software
1 72 (16.33%) Active Directory
2 62 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (9.98%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.40%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (1.59%) XenApp
5 7 (1.59%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.68%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 47 (10.66%) SCCM
2 18 (4.08%) WSUS
3 17 (3.85%) SCOM
4 8 (1.81%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (1.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 7 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (1.59%) SCOrch
6 6 (1.36%) SCVMM
7 5 (1.13%) HockeyApp
8 4 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.91%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.68%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.68%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.68%) SCSM
Vendors
1 148 (33.56%) Microsoft
2 84 (19.05%) VMware
3 68 (15.42%) Citrix
4 52 (11.79%) HP
5 49 (11.11%) ServiceNow
6 46 (10.43%) Cisco
7 37 (8.39%) CheckPoint
8 34 (7.71%) NetApp
9 21 (4.76%) EMC
10 20 (4.54%) Fortinet
11 17 (3.85%) 3PAR
12 16 (3.63%) IBM
13 14 (3.17%) Tableau
14 12 (2.72%) Dell
15 8 (1.81%) Forcepoint
15 8 (1.81%) McAfee
15 8 (1.81%) Symantec
16 5 (1.13%) Cadence
16 5 (1.13%) Oracle
17 4 (0.91%) Ivanti