Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 735 776 765
Rank change year-on-year +41 -11 +50
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 310 372 438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 0.60% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 212 318 392
England median annual salary £47,500 £60,000 £59,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.83% +0.84% +11.21%
10th Percentile £28,250 £36,972 £38,188
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -20.83% +4.35% +7.48%

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 50,822 61,757 67,335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.20% 39.54% 40.59%
Number of salaries quoted 38,351 47,554 50,301
England median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

Data Protection Act
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection Act in England

Data Protection Act
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Data Protection Act in England

Data Protection Act
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection Act in England over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 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
London -37 86 £47,500 -26.92% 20
South East +70 85 £60,000 +20.00% 11
North of England +53 75 £30,894 -38.21% 4
North West +73 70 £30,894 -38.21% 1
South West +34 37 £42,557 +13.48% 5
Midlands +31 21 £37,500 -34.78% 8
West Midlands +24 14 £39,250 -31.74% 8
East Midlands +30 7 £28,000 -49.55%
East of England +51 5 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Yorkshire -24 5 £35,625 -22.97% 3
Data Protection Act
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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.

1 310 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 166 (53.55%) GDPR
3 97 (31.29%) Finance
4 88 (28.39%) Management Information System
5 87 (28.06%) Problem-Solving
6 73 (23.55%) Analytical Skills
7 72 (23.23%) Microsoft
8 70 (22.58%) Degree
9 69 (22.26%) Information Security
10 65 (20.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 58 (18.71%) Information Management
12 56 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
13 55 (17.74%) Cybersecurity
14 52 (16.77%) Records Management
15 51 (16.45%) Wealth Management
16 50 (16.13%) Azure
17 48 (15.48%) SQL
18 46 (14.84%) ITIL
19 45 (14.52%) IT Strategy
20 42 (13.55%) Active Directory
21 41 (13.23%) Data Security
22 38 (12.26%) TOGAF
23 36 (11.61%) Postgraduate
23 36 (11.61%) CISSP
23 36 (11.61%) NIST
23 36 (11.61%) Public Sector
24 35 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 35 (11.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
25 33 (10.65%) GIS
25 33 (10.65%) VMware

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 21 (6.77%) IIS
2 12 (3.87%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (3.55%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.61%) Confluence
5 4 (1.29%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.97%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.97%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) FastStats
1 2 (0.65%) FastStats PeopleStage
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 50 (16.13%) Azure
2 29 (9.35%) Office 365
3 21 (6.77%) SaaS
4 17 (5.48%) PaaS
5 13 (4.19%) IaaS
6 11 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (2.90%) AWS
8 5 (1.61%) Azure Machine Learning
9 4 (1.29%) GitHub
9 4 (1.29%) Serverless
10 2 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.32%) G Suite
11 1 (0.32%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.68%) Firewall
2 27 (8.71%) LAN
3 26 (8.39%) DNS
4 22 (7.10%) WAN
5 20 (6.45%) Network Security
6 12 (3.87%) VPN
7 11 (3.55%) TCP/IP
8 10 (3.23%) DMZ
9 9 (2.90%) NetScaler
10 4 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.29%) Skype
11 3 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.65%) NAS
12 2 (0.65%) SAN
12 2 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.65%) Wireless
13 1 (0.32%) Cisco ISE
13 1 (0.32%) Internet
13 1 (0.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.65%) GIS
2 22 (7.10%) Big Data
2 22 (7.10%) Geospatial Data
3 16 (5.16%) Cosmos DB
4 14 (4.52%) SQL Server
5 12 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (3.55%) NoSQL
6 11 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.61%) MySQL
7 5 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.29%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.29%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.65%) Oracle Discoverer
10 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (3.87%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.55%) TeamCity
3 8 (2.58%) JIRA
4 7 (2.26%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.94%) Cucumber
5 6 (1.94%) SpecFlow
6 5 (1.61%) Selenium
6 5 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.29%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.29%) JMeter
7 4 (1.29%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.29%) webpack
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.32%) Appium
9 1 (0.32%) Hudson
9 1 (0.32%) Moq
9 1 (0.32%) NUnit
General
1 97 (31.29%) Finance
2 36 (11.61%) Public Sector
3 28 (9.03%) Legal
4 22 (7.10%) Retail
5 19 (6.13%) Marketing
6 12 (3.87%) Law
7 11 (3.55%) Police
8 10 (3.23%) Fire and Rescue
9 8 (2.58%) Advertising
10 5 (1.61%) Banking
10 5 (1.61%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.29%) Local Government
12 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.32%) Games
12 1 (0.32%) Publishing
12 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (13.87%) Data Manager
2 36 (11.61%) Records Manager
3 34 (10.97%) Analyst
4 30 (9.68%) Architect
5 29 (9.35%) Consultant
6 21 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (6.77%) Security Consultant
7 18 (5.81%) DBA
8 17 (5.48%) Developer
8 17 (5.48%) Security Architect
9 13 (4.19%) Information Security Consultant
10 12 (3.87%) PostgreSQL DBA
10 12 (3.87%) Security Analyst
11 11 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
12 10 (3.23%) Information Architect
12 10 (3.23%) Information Security Architect
12 10 (3.23%) Software Engineer
12 10 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (2.90%) Citrix Engineer
13 9 (2.90%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.06%) .NET
2 23 (7.42%) HTML
3 21 (6.77%) AngularJS
4 17 (5.48%) React
5 16 (5.16%) ASP.NET
6 12 (3.87%) CSS
7 11 (3.55%) HTML5
7 11 (3.55%) LDAP
8 10 (3.23%) Web Services
9 8 (2.58%) OAuth
9 8 (2.58%) OAuth2
9 8 (2.58%) OpenID
9 8 (2.58%) XACML
10 6 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (1.94%) XML
11 5 (1.61%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.61%) XML Schema
12 4 (1.29%) Apache Cordova
12 4 (1.29%) CSS3
12 4 (1.29%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 88 (28.39%) Management Information System
2 73 (23.55%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (7.74%) Data Centre
4 21 (6.77%) PKI
5 14 (4.52%) Freedom of Information
6 11 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (2.58%) Freedom of Information Act
8 8 (2.58%) User Experience
9 6 (1.94%) NHS
10 5 (1.61%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.29%) Blog
11 4 (1.29%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.29%) PMI
11 4 (1.29%) Replication
11 4 (1.29%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.97%) Lidar
12 3 (0.97%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
13 2 (0.65%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.32%) Windows
2 19 (6.13%) Windows Server
3 13 (4.19%) Windows 10
4 6 (1.94%) Linux
5 5 (1.61%) Unix
6 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.65%) Android
7 2 (0.65%) VMS
8 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 87 (28.06%) Problem-Solving
3 69 (22.26%) Information Security
4 58 (18.71%) Information Management
5 56 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (17.74%) Cybersecurity
7 52 (16.77%) Records Management
8 51 (16.45%) Wealth Management
9 46 (14.84%) ITIL
10 45 (14.52%) IT Strategy
11 41 (13.23%) Data Security
12 38 (12.26%) TOGAF
13 35 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 33 (10.65%) Security Architecture
15 29 (9.35%) Risk Management
15 29 (9.35%) SIEM
15 29 (9.35%) Zachman Framework
16 27 (8.71%) SDLC
16 27 (8.71%) Security Management
17 25 (8.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 48 (15.48%) SQL
2 32 (10.32%) C#
3 17 (5.48%) Java
4 10 (3.23%) C
4 10 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.90%) Scala
5 9 (2.90%) VBA
6 8 (2.58%) Python
6 8 (2.58%) R
6 8 (2.58%) TypeScript
7 6 (1.94%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.61%) VB
9 4 (1.29%) Ruby
10 3 (0.97%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.65%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 70 (22.58%) Degree
2 36 (11.61%) CISSP
2 36 (11.61%) Postgraduate
3 32 (10.32%) CISM
4 15 (4.84%) Security Cleared
5 12 (3.87%) CISA
6 11 (3.55%) Master's Degree
7 9 (2.90%) CISMP
7 9 (2.90%) GIAC
7 9 (2.90%) TOGAF Certification
8 8 (2.58%) MCSA
8 8 (2.58%) MCSE
8 8 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (2.26%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (1.94%) CRISC
10 6 (1.94%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.29%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.97%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (53.55%) GDPR
2 65 (20.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (11.61%) NIST
4 35 (11.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 28 (9.03%) PCI DSS
6 17 (5.48%) Cyber Essentials
7 13 (4.19%) COBIT
8 10 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (3.23%) SLA
9 7 (2.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 7 (2.26%) Data Quality
10 4 (1.29%) RMADS
11 2 (0.65%) GAMP
11 2 (0.65%) PMO
11 2 (0.65%) QA
12 1 (0.32%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.32%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 42 (13.55%) Active Directory
2 33 (10.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.55%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.23%) VMware Workstation
5 9 (2.90%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 9 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (2.90%) vSphere
5 9 (2.90%) XenApp
5 9 (2.90%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (4.19%) SCCM
1 13 (4.19%) SCOM
2 10 (3.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 9 (2.90%) vCenter Server
3 9 (2.90%) XenMobile
4 8 (2.58%) Kubernetes
4 8 (2.58%) Terraform
5 3 (0.97%) Nessus
5 3 (0.97%) SCSM
5 3 (0.97%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 72 (23.23%) Microsoft
2 33 (10.65%) VMware
3 17 (5.48%) Citrix
4 15 (4.84%) Cisco
5 13 (4.19%) SolarWinds
6 11 (3.55%) Oracle
7 10 (3.23%) NetApp
7 10 (3.23%) Palo Alto
8 7 (2.26%) Guidewire
9 6 (1.94%) Splunk
10 5 (1.61%) Dynatrace
10 5 (1.61%) HP
10 5 (1.61%) Tealeaf
11 3 (0.97%) SAP
12 2 (0.65%) Apple
12 2 (0.65%) Apteco
13 1 (0.32%) Fortinet
13 1 (0.32%) Google
13 1 (0.32%) Sparx
13 1 (0.32%) Xamarin