Period
to 21 August 2018

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

Data Protection
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 189 168
Rank change year-on-year +84 -21 +81
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 246 148 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.72% 1.48% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.02% 1.62% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 68 125 185
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.85%
10th Percentile £37,249 £20,250 £25,400
90th Percentile £72,525 £66,250 £73,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £48,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +19.79% +11.63% -4.44%

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 8,153 9,111 10,774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.20% 91.37% 90.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6,252 7,515 8,456
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 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
Birmingham +100 188 £55,000 +15.79% 8
Warwickshire +42 23 £55,000 -26.67% 2
Coventry -33 21 £50,000 +11.11%
Wolverhampton -10 3 £32,500 -48.00%
Worcestershire +9 2 £30,000 -45.45% 1
Staffordshire +7 2 £46,250 -28.85% 4
Solihull +6 2 £71,250 +139.50%
Herefordshire - 1 £35,000 -
Halesowen - 1 £40,000 - 5
Data Protection
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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.

1 186 (75.61%) GDPR
2 126 (51.22%) ITIL
3 106 (43.09%) Data Centre
4 76 (30.89%) Information Security
5 64 (26.02%) Service Delivery
6 62 (25.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 60 (24.39%) Presales
8 57 (23.17%) Microsoft
9 54 (21.95%) CISSP
10 50 (20.33%) Risk Management
11 48 (19.51%) Finance
12 45 (18.29%) CISM
13 44 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
14 40 (16.26%) Problem-Solving
15 39 (15.85%) Self-Motivation
15 39 (15.85%) Degree
16 38 (15.45%) ITIL Certification
17 37 (15.04%) Project Management
17 37 (15.04%) Management Information System
18 36 (14.63%) Service Management
19 35 (14.23%) ISEB
19 35 (14.23%) Continuous Improvement
20 34 (13.82%) PRINCE2
21 33 (13.41%) ITSM
21 33 (13.41%) PCI DSS
21 33 (13.41%) Line Management
21 33 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
22 32 (13.01%) Microsoft Azure
22 32 (13.01%) Windows
23 31 (12.60%) Citrix

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 17 (6.91%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.66%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.81%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 28 (11.38%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (7.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (7.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (3.25%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (2.85%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.41%) InVision
Business Applications
1 7 (2.85%) assyst
1 7 (2.85%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 32 (13.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (11.79%) Office 365
3 11 (4.47%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (3.66%) IaaS
6 8 (3.25%) PaaS
7 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.94%) Firewall
2 21 (8.54%) Network Security
3 10 (4.07%) Internet
3 10 (4.07%) Remote Desktop
4 9 (3.66%) Cisco IPT
5 7 (2.85%) DNS
5 7 (2.85%) LAN
5 7 (2.85%) SMS
5 7 (2.85%) WAN
6 6 (2.44%) OSPF
6 6 (2.44%) VPN
7 3 (1.22%) SAN
8 2 (0.81%) NAS
8 2 (0.81%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.41%) MPLS
9 1 (0.41%) SNMP
9 1 (0.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.28%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.66%) Hadoop
2 9 (3.66%) Impala
3 8 (3.25%) Big Data
4 6 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.41%) MySQL
5 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
General
1 48 (19.51%) Finance
2 18 (7.32%) Legal
3 14 (5.69%) Retail
4 10 (4.07%) Law
5 9 (3.66%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.85%) Publishing
7 6 (2.44%) Billing
8 3 (1.22%) Marketing
9 2 (0.81%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 41 (16.67%) Architect
2 30 (12.20%) Security Manager
3 27 (10.98%) Analyst
4 20 (8.13%) Solutions Architect
5 19 (7.72%) Service Manager
6 17 (6.91%) Project Manager
7 15 (6.10%) Information Manager
8 13 (5.28%) Consultant
8 13 (5.28%) IT Manager
8 13 (5.28%) Security Officer
9 12 (4.88%) Information Security Manager
9 12 (4.88%) Technical Architect
10 11 (4.47%) Auditor
10 11 (4.47%) Information Officer
10 11 (4.47%) Information Security Officer
10 11 (4.47%) IT Security Manager
11 10 (4.07%) Transition Manager
12 9 (3.66%) Data Scientist
12 9 (3.66%) Junior
12 9 (3.66%) Junior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.66%) Natural Language Processing
2 7 (2.85%) Web Services
3 3 (1.22%) COM
4 2 (0.81%) .NET
4 2 (0.81%) Flash
4 2 (0.81%) Middleware
5 1 (0.41%) HTML
5 1 (0.41%) HTML5
5 1 (0.41%) J2EE
5 1 (0.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 106 (43.09%) Data Centre
2 39 (15.85%) Self-Motivation
3 37 (15.04%) Management Information System
4 33 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (11.38%) Data Protection Act
6 23 (9.35%) Computer Science
7 18 (7.32%) Freedom of Information
8 15 (6.10%) CMDB
9 11 (4.47%) CESG
9 11 (4.47%) User Experience
10 9 (3.66%) Driving Licence
11 7 (2.85%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (2.44%) CCTV
13 4 (1.63%) Blackberry
13 4 (1.63%) BYOD
13 4 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (1.63%) Private Cloud
14 3 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
15 2 (0.81%) Cyberattack
15 2 (0.81%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.01%) Windows
2 16 (6.50%) Windows 10
3 13 (5.28%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.44%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.81%) Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Unix
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (51.22%) ITIL
2 76 (30.89%) Information Security
3 64 (26.02%) Service Delivery
4 60 (24.39%) Presales
5 50 (20.33%) Risk Management
6 44 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (16.26%) Problem-Solving
8 37 (15.04%) Project Management
9 36 (14.63%) Service Management
10 35 (14.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 34 (13.82%) PRINCE2
12 33 (13.41%) ITSM
12 33 (13.41%) Line Management
13 30 (12.20%) Change Management
13 30 (12.20%) ITIL V3
14 27 (10.98%) Root Cause Analysis
15 26 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
16 24 (9.76%) Business Continuity
17 23 (9.35%) Cybersecurity
18 22 (8.94%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.07%) Python
2 9 (3.66%) R
3 8 (3.25%) SQL
4 6 (2.44%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.44%) VBScript
5 3 (1.22%) Java
6 1 (0.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 54 (21.95%) CISSP
2 45 (18.29%) CISM
3 39 (15.85%) Degree
4 38 (15.45%) ITIL Certification
5 35 (14.23%) ISEB
6 29 (11.79%) Security Cleared
7 23 (9.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 20 (8.13%) SC Cleared
9 18 (7.32%) MCSE
9 18 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (6.10%) MCP
11 12 (4.88%) CISA
12 10 (4.07%) CRISC
13 9 (3.66%) CEH
13 9 (3.66%) ISEB Practitioner
13 9 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (3.25%) APMP
15 7 (2.85%) CompTIA Security+
15 7 (2.85%) IIBA
15 7 (2.85%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (75.61%) GDPR
2 62 (25.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (13.41%) PCI DSS
4 23 (9.35%) SLA
5 21 (8.54%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (4.07%) QA
7 7 (2.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 7 (2.85%) GPG13
7 7 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 4 (1.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 22 (8.94%) Active Directory
1 22 (8.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (4.88%) XenApp
2 12 (4.88%) XenDesktop
3 10 (4.07%) Virtual Desktop
3 10 (4.07%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (2.44%) Firmware
5 5 (2.03%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.63%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (4.88%) SCCM
1 12 (4.88%) SCVMM
2 10 (4.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 10 (4.07%) Microsoft Intune
2 10 (4.07%) SCDPM
2 10 (4.07%) SCOrch
2 10 (4.07%) SCSM
3 6 (2.44%) WSUS
4 4 (1.63%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.22%) SCOM
6 2 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.81%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.81%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.81%) vMotion
7 1 (0.41%) Nessus
Vendors
1 57 (23.17%) Microsoft
2 31 (12.60%) Citrix
3 28 (11.38%) ServiceNow
3 28 (11.38%) VMware
4 17 (6.91%) CheckPoint
4 17 (6.91%) Cisco
5 15 (6.10%) HP
6 12 (4.88%) NetApp
7 10 (4.07%) Fortinet
8 9 (3.66%) EMC
8 9 (3.66%) Tableau
9 5 (2.03%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.63%) MobileIron
11 3 (1.22%) IBM
12 2 (0.81%) Brocade
12 2 (0.81%) Cadence
12 2 (0.81%) Ivanti
13 1 (0.41%) ArcSight
13 1 (0.41%) Qualys
13 1 (0.41%) Splunk