Period
to 28 November 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Data Protection Act in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection Act over the 6 months to 28 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK > England
6 months to
28 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 637 790 800
Rank change year-on-year +153 +10 -32
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 61 246 356
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.50% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 51 202 282
Median annual salary £47,500 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.39% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,946 £32,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -17.39% - +4.55%

Data Protection Act is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 19,186 49,059 59,946
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.18% 39.21% 39.79%
Number of salaries quoted 15,746 37,581 46,484
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,750 £30,000 £29,577
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £53,550 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.38% +2.00% +5.00%

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Data Protection Act as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection Act in England

Data Protection Act
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Protection Act in England.

Salary trend for Data Protection Act in England

Data Protection Act
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Protection Act in England over the 6 months to 28 November 2020.

Salary histogram for Data Protection Act in England

Data Protection Act
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Protection Act within the England region over the 6 months to 28 November 2020. 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
London +164 20 £49,000 -18.33% 3
North of England +102 19 £40,000 +24.03% 2
Yorkshire +102 18 £37,500 -24.24% 1
Midlands +114 13 £58,750 +80.99% 3
South East +142 8 £35,000 -41.67% 5
East Midlands +85 8 £45,000 +60.71% 3
West Midlands +84 5 £87,500 +110.84%
North West +91 1 £42,500 +37.57%
South West +72 1 £44,400 +3.78% 1
Data Protection Act
UK

For the 6 months to 28 November 2020, IT jobs citing Data Protection Act 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 England region with a requirement for Data Protection Act.

1 61 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 55 (90.16%) GDPR
3 42 (68.85%) Information Security
4 38 (62.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (59.02%) Cyber Essentials
6 30 (49.18%) Cybersecurity
7 27 (44.26%) Management Information System
8 26 (42.62%) NIST
9 24 (39.34%) CISSP
10 22 (36.07%) Microsoft
10 22 (36.07%) CISM
11 21 (34.43%) Firewall
12 20 (32.79%) SIEM
13 19 (31.15%) CISA
14 18 (29.51%) Incident Management
14 18 (29.51%) Degree
15 16 (26.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 15 (24.59%) PCI DSS
16 15 (24.59%) Identity Access Management
17 14 (22.95%) Cyberattack
17 14 (22.95%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 14 (22.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 14 (22.95%) Patch Management
17 14 (22.95%) Security Patching
17 14 (22.95%) Antivirus Management
17 14 (22.95%) Privileged Access Management
17 14 (22.95%) Computer Science
17 14 (22.95%) Intrusion Detection
17 14 (22.95%) CCSP
17 14 (22.95%) Cisco Certification

Data Protection Act
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 5 (8.20%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP MM
1 1 (1.64%) SAP R/3
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Retail
1 1 (1.64%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.03%) Azure
2 9 (14.75%) Office 365
3 4 (6.56%) OneDrive
4 3 (4.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.92%) IaaS
4 3 (4.92%) PaaS
4 3 (4.92%) SaaS
5 1 (1.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (34.43%) Firewall
2 14 (22.95%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.64%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) JIRA
General
1 14 (22.95%) Finance
2 9 (14.75%) Legal
3 6 (9.84%) Retail
4 2 (3.28%) Law
4 2 (3.28%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.64%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.64%) Electronics
5 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (44.26%) Security Specialist
2 13 (21.31%) Information Security Specialist
2 13 (21.31%) Information Specialist
3 11 (18.03%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 11 (18.03%) Senior Security Specialist
4 9 (14.75%) Consultant
4 9 (14.75%) Security Consultant
5 8 (13.11%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 6 (9.84%) Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) CISSP Specialist
6 6 (9.84%) Information Security Consultant
6 6 (9.84%) IT Security Specialist
6 6 (9.84%) Security Manager
7 5 (8.20%) Information Manager
7 5 (8.20%) Information Security Manager
7 5 (8.20%) Senior Information Security Specialist
8 4 (6.56%) Compliance Specialist
8 4 (6.56%) Information Officer
8 4 (6.56%) Security Compliance Specialist
8 4 (6.56%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) BAPI
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 27 (44.26%) Management Information System
2 14 (22.95%) Cyberattack
3 13 (21.31%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.28%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (3.28%) NHS
5 2 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.64%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.64%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.48%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 42 (68.85%) Information Security
3 30 (49.18%) Cybersecurity
4 20 (32.79%) SIEM
5 18 (29.51%) Incident Management
6 16 (26.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 15 (24.59%) Identity Access Management
8 14 (22.95%) Antivirus Management
8 14 (22.95%) Computer Science
8 14 (22.95%) Patch Management
8 14 (22.95%) Privileged Access Management
8 14 (22.95%) Security Patching
9 13 (21.31%) Security Architecture
10 12 (19.67%) Security Management
11 11 (18.03%) Information Security Management
12 7 (11.48%) Data Loss Prevention
12 7 (11.48%) Information Security Governance
12 7 (11.48%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (11.48%) Security Operations
12 7 (11.48%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.48%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.64%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 24 (39.34%) CISSP
2 22 (36.07%) CISM
3 19 (31.15%) CISA
4 18 (29.51%) Degree
5 14 (22.95%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 14 (22.95%) CCSP
5 14 (22.95%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (8.20%) CRISC
7 3 (4.92%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 2 (3.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.64%) CEH
9 1 (1.64%) CISMP
9 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.64%) ECDL
9 1 (1.64%) GIAC
9 1 (1.64%) ISEB
9 1 (1.64%) OSCP
9 1 (1.64%) SANS
9 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (90.16%) GDPR
2 38 (62.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (59.02%) Cyber Essentials
4 26 (42.62%) NIST
5 15 (24.59%) PCI DSS
6 14 (22.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (6.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (4.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (3.28%) ISO 22301
9 2 (3.28%) SLA
10 1 (1.64%) COBIT
10 1 (1.64%) JSP 440
10 1 (1.64%) NCSC
10 1 (1.64%) NEBOSH
10 1 (1.64%) QA
10 1 (1.64%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 22 (36.07%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.20%) OneTrust
3 2 (3.28%) Sage
3 2 (3.28%) SAP
4 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.64%) Thycotic