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

Data Protection
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 195 165
Rank change year-on-year +140 -30 +55
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 364 132 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.27% 1.29% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.71% 1.42% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 49 114 154
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £37,249 £18,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £74,000 £66,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £42,655
% change year-on-year +10.00% +17.22% -5.21%

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 7,721 9,275 10,336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.62% 90.90% 90.70%
Number of salaries quoted 5,885 7,530 8,095
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £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 21 November 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 November 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 +131 310 £57,500 +21.05% 15
Coventry -19 26 £65,000 +62.50% 3
Staffordshire +25 7 £48,750 -20.41% 2
Warwickshire +40 6 £45,000 -
Worcestershire +5 2 £30,000 -52.00% 1
Solihull +3 2 £48,750 +156.58%
Wolverhampton +3 2 - - 1
Dudley - 1 £26,000 -
Halesowen - 1 £40,000 - 1
Data Protection
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 321 (88.19%) GDPR
2 192 (52.75%) ITIL
3 183 (50.27%) Data Centre
4 121 (33.24%) Presales
5 107 (29.40%) Service Delivery
6 97 (26.65%) Microsoft
7 74 (20.33%) Project Management
8 71 (19.51%) Self-Motivation
9 69 (18.96%) Security Cleared
10 68 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
11 66 (18.13%) Information Security
11 66 (18.13%) Finance
12 57 (15.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 57 (15.66%) Microsoft Azure
12 57 (15.66%) Line Management
13 56 (15.38%) ITSM
13 56 (15.38%) ISEB
14 55 (15.11%) PRINCE2
14 55 (15.11%) Service Management
15 54 (14.84%) Degree
15 54 (14.84%) VMware
15 54 (14.84%) Problem-Solving
16 52 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
17 51 (14.01%) Windows
17 51 (14.01%) Citrix
18 50 (13.74%) ITIL Certification
19 49 (13.46%) Root Cause Analysis
20 47 (12.91%) Active Directory
20 47 (12.91%) Stakeholder Management
21 44 (12.09%) Change Management

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 26 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.57%) Apache Spark
3 9 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (1.10%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.55%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 41 (11.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 41 (11.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 34 (9.34%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.20%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) InVision
Business Applications
1 6 (1.65%) Sentinel
2 4 (1.10%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 57 (15.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (11.54%) Office 365
3 36 (9.89%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (5.22%) IaaS
5 17 (4.67%) PaaS
6 11 (3.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (2.75%) Amazon S3
8 7 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.65%) SaaS
10 5 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (1.37%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (1.37%) Amazon Kinesis
10 5 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (1.37%) Serverless
10 5 (1.37%) TestFlight
10 5 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.16%) Firewall
2 35 (9.62%) Network Security
3 15 (4.12%) LAN
3 15 (4.12%) WAN
4 14 (3.85%) DNS
5 13 (3.57%) OSPF
6 6 (1.65%) Internet
7 5 (1.37%) DHCP
8 4 (1.10%) Unified Communications
8 4 (1.10%) VPN
9 3 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.82%) SMS
10 2 (0.55%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.55%) SAN
10 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.27%) Intranet
11 1 (0.27%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.27%) Skype
11 1 (0.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.34%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.57%) Hadoop
2 13 (3.57%) Impala
2 13 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (3.02%) Big Data
4 10 (2.75%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (1.37%) Amazon Redshift
5 5 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (1.37%) Cosmos DB
5 5 (1.37%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.37%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.27%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 66 (18.13%) Finance
2 30 (8.24%) Retail
3 21 (5.77%) Publishing
4 16 (4.40%) Law
5 14 (3.85%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.75%) Legal
7 9 (2.47%) Marketing
8 6 (1.65%) Billing
9 2 (0.55%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Games
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 100 (27.47%) Architect
2 47 (12.91%) Solutions Architect
3 42 (11.54%) Service Manager
4 41 (11.26%) Technical Architect
5 32 (8.79%) Security Manager
6 31 (8.52%) Analyst
7 25 (6.87%) Project Manager
8 24 (6.59%) Delivery Manager
9 18 (4.95%) Auditor
10 16 (4.40%) Services Delivery Manager
10 16 (4.40%) Technical Manager
10 16 (4.40%) Technical Services Manager
10 16 (4.40%) Transition Manager
11 15 (4.12%) Information Manager
11 15 (4.12%) Information Security Manager
12 14 (3.85%) Internal Auditor
13 13 (3.57%) Data Scientist
13 13 (3.57%) IT Security Manager
13 13 (3.57%) Junior Data Scientist
13 13 (3.57%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.32%) Web Services
2 13 (3.57%) Natural Language Processing
3 11 (3.02%) .NET
4 6 (1.65%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (1.37%) HTML
6 4 (1.10%) HTML5
6 4 (1.10%) REST
7 3 (0.82%) COM
8 2 (0.55%) Flash
9 1 (0.27%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.27%) CSS
9 1 (0.27%) J2EE
9 1 (0.27%) RESTful
9 1 (0.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 183 (50.27%) Data Centre
2 71 (19.51%) Self-Motivation
3 44 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (11.54%) Computer Science
5 34 (9.34%) CMDB
5 34 (9.34%) Data Protection Act
6 32 (8.79%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.47%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.20%) Driving Licence
8 8 (2.20%) Freedom of Information
8 8 (2.20%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.92%) User Experience
10 6 (1.65%) CCTV
11 5 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.37%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.37%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.10%) Augmented Reality
12 4 (1.10%) CESG
12 4 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 51 (14.01%) Windows
2 28 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 25 (6.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (6.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (4.67%) Windows 10
6 16 (4.40%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (52.75%) ITIL
2 121 (33.24%) Presales
3 107 (29.40%) Service Delivery
4 74 (20.33%) Project Management
5 68 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (18.13%) Information Security
7 57 (15.66%) Line Management
8 56 (15.38%) ITSM
9 55 (15.11%) PRINCE2
9 55 (15.11%) Service Management
10 54 (14.84%) Problem-Solving
11 52 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
12 49 (13.46%) Root Cause Analysis
13 47 (12.91%) Stakeholder Management
14 44 (12.09%) Change Management
15 41 (11.26%) Software Engineering
16 40 (10.99%) ITIL V3
17 38 (10.44%) Risk Management
18 37 (10.16%) Performance Management
19 35 (9.62%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.59%) SQL
2 18 (4.95%) Python
3 13 (3.57%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.57%) R
3 13 (3.57%) VBScript
4 10 (2.75%) Java
5 5 (1.37%) PL/SQL
5 5 (1.37%) Scala
5 5 (1.37%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.27%) C
6 1 (0.27%) C#
6 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 69 (18.96%) Security Cleared
2 56 (15.38%) ISEB
3 54 (14.84%) Degree
4 50 (13.74%) ITIL Certification
5 44 (12.09%) CISSP
6 42 (11.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 41 (11.26%) MCSE
7 41 (11.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 40 (10.99%) SC Cleared
9 33 (9.07%) MCP
10 28 (7.69%) CISM
11 17 (4.67%) CEH
12 15 (4.12%) ISEB Practitioner
12 15 (4.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 13 (3.57%) APMP
13 13 (3.57%) CompTIA Security+
13 13 (3.57%) PMI Certification
13 13 (3.57%) PMP
14 10 (2.75%) TOGAF Certification
15 9 (2.47%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 321 (88.19%) GDPR
2 57 (15.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (12.09%) SLA
4 25 (6.87%) QA
5 23 (6.32%) PCI DSS
6 16 (4.40%) Cyber Essentials
7 13 (3.57%) GPG13
8 4 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (1.10%) ISAE 3402
8 4 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 47 (12.91%) Active Directory
2 38 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (6.87%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.65%) XenApp
4 6 (1.65%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.82%) Firmware
7 2 (0.55%) vSphere
8 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 31 (8.52%) SCCM
2 13 (3.57%) WSUS
3 10 (2.75%) SCOM
4 5 (1.37%) HockeyApp
4 5 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.10%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.10%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.82%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.55%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.55%) vMotion
8 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.27%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.27%) SCSM
Vendors
1 97 (26.65%) Microsoft
2 54 (14.84%) VMware
3 51 (14.01%) Citrix
4 34 (9.34%) ServiceNow
5 33 (9.07%) Cisco
5 33 (9.07%) HP
6 30 (8.24%) CheckPoint
7 23 (6.32%) NetApp
8 17 (4.67%) EMC
8 17 (4.67%) Fortinet
9 13 (3.57%) Tableau
10 10 (2.75%) 3PAR
11 9 (2.47%) Dell
12 7 (1.92%) IBM
13 5 (1.37%) Forcepoint
13 5 (1.37%) Ivanti
13 5 (1.37%) McAfee
13 5 (1.37%) Symantec
14 4 (1.10%) CommVault
14 4 (1.10%) Veritas