Period
to

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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK > England
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 560 772 729
Rank change year-on-year +212 -43 +71
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 723 87 157
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.18% 0.28% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 663 57 107
10th Percentile £35,300 £31,250 £30,826
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,293 £43,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £44,500 £54,380
Median % change year-on-year +23.60% -18.17% +15.90%
75th Percentile £77,500 £63,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £94,500 £68,750 £75,421
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,788 £54,380
% change year-on-year +6.20% -4.77% +15.90%

Data Protection Act is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 61,252 31,320 30,989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 44.74% 38.41% 36.21%
Number of salaries quoted 28,708 21,464 24,533
10th Percentile £33,986 £32,500 £31,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% - +4.55%
75th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £96,250 £97,500
UK median annual salary £62,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +7.83% +4.55% +0.92%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
North of England +143 287 £50,000 - 7
London -27 268 £70,000 +12.45% 7
North West +71 172 £52,500 -4.55% 2
Yorkshire +47 94 £47,500 +14.87% 4
Midlands -18 75 £50,000 +33.33% 1
West Midlands +5 59 £50,000 +42.86% 1
South East -57 48 £50,000 +12.75% 6
South West -1 34 £90,000 +102.47% 5
East of England -59 26 £52,500 -16.00%
North East - 21 £47,500 - 1
East Midlands -27 16 £47,500 +7.95%
Data Protection Act
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 723 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 210 (29.05%) Agile
3 179 (24.76%) GDPR
4 168 (23.24%) SQL
5 167 (23.10%) Finance
6 154 (21.30%) Social Skills
7 147 (20.33%) Azure
8 139 (19.23%) DevOps
9 134 (18.53%) Windows
10 131 (18.12%) AWS
11 129 (17.84%) Java
12 125 (17.29%) Microsoft
13 123 (17.01%) Information Security
14 117 (16.18%) C#
15 110 (15.21%) Problem-Solving
16 97 (13.42%) Software Engineering
17 94 (13.00%) Linux
18 93 (12.86%) Windows Server
19 92 (12.72%) Python
19 92 (12.72%) Oracle
19 92 (12.72%) Degree
20 87 (12.03%) JavaScript
21 86 (11.89%) CI/CD
22 80 (11.07%) Git (software)
23 78 (10.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 77 (10.65%) Cybersecurity
25 76 (10.51%) Risk Management
26 75 (10.37%) Scrum
27 70 (9.68%) Firewall
28 68 (9.41%) Project Management

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 34 (4.70%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.77%) IIS
3 19 (2.63%) MS Exchange
4 12 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (1.52%) CMS
6 10 (1.38%) Confluence
6 10 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.38%) SAS
7 9 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (1.24%) Umbraco
7 9 (1.24%) WordPress
8 5 (0.69%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.55%) Apache
10 3 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.41%) JBoss
10 3 (0.41%) MTS
11 1 (0.14%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 37 (5.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (2.77%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.14%) InDesign
5 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.14%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 21 (2.90%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.14%) Exstream
5 1 (0.14%) iTrent
5 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.14%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 147 (20.33%) Azure
2 131 (18.12%) AWS
3 59 (8.16%) Power Platform
4 55 (7.61%) Microsoft 365
5 39 (5.39%) Dynamics 365
6 36 (4.98%) GCP
7 28 (3.87%) SaaS
8 25 (3.46%) GitHub
9 18 (2.49%) Serverless
10 15 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (1.94%) Azure Logic Apps
11 14 (1.94%) PowerApps
12 12 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (1.24%) Power Automate
14 8 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (0.97%) Mimecast
16 6 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
16 6 (0.83%) npm
17 5 (0.69%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 70 (9.68%) Firewall
2 29 (4.01%) DNS
2 29 (4.01%) LAN
3 24 (3.32%) WAN
4 20 (2.77%) DHCP
5 18 (2.49%) VPN
6 15 (2.07%) Network Security
7 13 (1.80%) TCP/IP
7 13 (1.80%) VoIP
8 10 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (1.24%) Structured Cabling
10 8 (1.11%) Internet
10 8 (1.11%) WLAN
11 7 (0.97%) SD-WAN
11 7 (0.97%) Wireless
12 6 (0.83%) ATM
12 6 (0.83%) Cisco IPT
13 5 (0.69%) MPLS
14 4 (0.55%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (8.16%) Power BI
2 47 (6.50%) SQL Server
3 44 (6.09%) Relational Database
4 35 (4.84%) MongoDB
5 31 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 30 (4.15%) MySQL
6 30 (4.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 28 (3.87%) Crystal Reports
7 28 (3.87%) DTS
7 28 (3.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (3.04%) Big Data
9 17 (2.35%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.38%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (1.11%) Informix
12 7 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.55%) Hadoop
15 3 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 80 (11.07%) Git (software)
2 66 (9.13%) Jenkins
3 31 (4.29%) Oracle APEX
4 26 (3.60%) JIRA
5 25 (3.46%) Bitbucket
6 22 (3.04%) Postman
7 21 (2.90%) Cypress.io
8 20 (2.77%) Selenium
9 19 (2.63%) MSBuild
10 16 (2.21%) eggPlant
10 16 (2.21%) Gatling
10 16 (2.21%) Maven
11 13 (1.80%) GitLab
12 9 (1.24%) Subversion
13 8 (1.11%) JMeter
13 8 (1.11%) Robot Framework
14 6 (0.83%) Ant
15 5 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
15 5 (0.69%) WebDriver
16 4 (0.55%) Protractor
General
1 167 (23.10%) Finance
2 154 (21.30%) Social Skills
3 52 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (6.22%) Legal
5 37 (5.12%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 36 (4.98%) Banking
7 28 (3.87%) Front Office
8 27 (3.73%) Marketing
8 27 (3.73%) Public Sector
9 26 (3.60%) Law
10 21 (2.90%) Tech for Good
11 18 (2.49%) Games
12 16 (2.21%) Influencing Skills
12 16 (2.21%) Organisational Skills
13 15 (2.07%) Retail
14 14 (1.94%) Telecoms
15 13 (1.80%) Back Office
16 11 (1.52%) Presentation Skills
16 11 (1.52%) Social Housing
17 9 (1.24%) Aviation
Job Titles
1 161 (22.27%) Developer
2 70 (9.68%) Analyst
3 41 (5.67%) Java Developer
4 40 (5.53%) Architect
5 31 (4.29%) Applications Support
6 30 (4.15%) Software Engineer
7 29 (4.01%) Senior Developer
8 25 (3.46%) Database Engineer
8 25 (3.46%) Security Specialist
8 25 (3.46%) Support Engineer
9 24 (3.32%) DevOps Engineer
10 22 (3.04%) Cybersecurity Specialist
11 21 (2.90%) Build Engineer
11 21 (2.90%) IT Support
11 21 (2.90%) Security Manager
12 19 (2.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 19 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
13 18 (2.49%) Angular Developer
13 18 (2.49%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (9.13%) .NET
2 40 (5.53%) CSS
3 39 (5.39%) AngularJS
4 36 (4.98%) HTML
5 35 (4.84%) Kafka
5 35 (4.84%) RESTful
6 34 (4.70%) Spring
7 32 (4.43%) JSON
7 32 (4.43%) Node.js
7 32 (4.43%) React
8 30 (4.15%) REST
9 25 (3.46%) ASP.NET Web API
10 22 (3.04%) XML
11 20 (2.77%) Spring Boot
12 16 (2.21%) HTML5
12 16 (2.21%) SOAP
13 13 (1.80%) Web Services
14 12 (1.66%) CSS3
14 12 (1.66%) React Native
15 11 (1.52%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 62 (8.58%) Management Information System
2 53 (7.33%) Self-Motivation
3 50 (6.92%) User Experience
4 24 (3.32%) Equities
5 23 (3.18%) Data Centre
6 22 (3.04%) Hedge funds
7 19 (2.63%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.80%) Derivative
8 13 (1.80%) Equity Derivative
9 10 (1.38%) IoT
9 10 (1.38%) Social Media
10 9 (1.24%) Freedom of Information
10 9 (1.24%) Freedom of Information Act
11 7 (0.97%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.83%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.83%) Cloud Native
12 6 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.69%) Life Science
13 5 (0.69%) Online Banking
13 5 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 134 (18.53%) Windows
2 94 (13.00%) Linux
3 93 (12.86%) Windows Server
4 48 (6.64%) Unix
5 13 (1.80%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.52%) Android
6 11 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.24%) Windows 10
7 9 (1.24%) Windows 2000 Server
7 9 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.24%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (0.83%) CentOS
8 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (0.69%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.41%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.14%) VMS
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 723 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 210 (29.05%) Agile
3 139 (19.23%) DevOps
4 123 (17.01%) Information Security
5 110 (15.21%) Problem-Solving
6 97 (13.42%) Software Engineering
7 86 (11.89%) CI/CD
8 77 (10.65%) Cybersecurity
9 76 (10.51%) Risk Management
10 75 (10.37%) Scrum
11 68 (9.41%) Project Management
12 64 (8.85%) Mentoring
13 59 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
14 52 (7.19%) Information Governance
15 51 (7.05%) Test Automation
16 47 (6.50%) Computer Science
17 46 (6.36%) Capacity Management
17 46 (6.36%) Security Architecture
17 46 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
18 45 (6.22%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 168 (23.24%) SQL
2 129 (17.84%) Java
3 117 (16.18%) C#
4 92 (12.72%) Python
5 87 (12.03%) JavaScript
6 67 (9.27%) PowerShell
7 38 (5.26%) Bash
8 35 (4.84%) TypeScript
9 34 (4.70%) T-SQL
10 28 (3.87%) C++
11 19 (2.63%) PL/SQL
11 19 (2.63%) Shell Script
12 10 (1.38%) Go
13 8 (1.11%) Perl
13 8 (1.11%) Ruby
14 7 (0.97%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.69%) PHP
16 3 (0.41%) Apple Swift
16 3 (0.41%) C
16 3 (0.41%) R
Qualifications
1 92 (12.72%) Degree
2 37 (5.12%) CISSP
3 32 (4.43%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (4.29%) CISM
5 28 (3.87%) SC Cleared
5 28 (3.87%) Security Cleared
6 24 (3.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 18 (2.49%) PCI QSA
8 16 (2.21%) CCNA
8 16 (2.21%) CRISC
9 14 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (1.94%) ISEB
10 12 (1.66%) DBS Check
11 10 (1.38%) CCNP
12 9 (1.24%) CISA
13 7 (0.97%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.69%) CISMP
14 5 (0.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 5 (0.69%) MCSE
14 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (24.76%) GDPR
2 78 (10.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (6.64%) PCI DSS
4 37 (5.12%) NIST
5 29 (4.01%) Cyber Essentials
6 27 (3.73%) QA
7 14 (1.94%) GRC
8 12 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.83%) COBIT
9 6 (0.83%) ISO 22301
9 6 (0.83%) ISO 31000
9 6 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (0.55%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.55%) PMO
10 4 (0.55%) SLA
11 3 (0.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 3 (0.41%) COSO
11 3 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.41%) Good Clinical Practice
11 3 (0.41%) NCSC
System Software
1 58 (8.02%) Active Directory
2 51 (7.05%) Docker
3 29 (4.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.69%) vSphere
5 4 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.41%) Firmware
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 52 (7.19%) Kubernetes
2 31 (4.29%) Terraform
3 14 (1.94%) Ansible
4 12 (1.66%) CASB
4 12 (1.66%) FortiGate
5 8 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.83%) Puppet
7 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.55%) SCOM
7 4 (0.55%) Stealthwatch
8 3 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.41%) Podman
8 3 (0.41%) Rundeck
8 3 (0.41%) SCCM
8 3 (0.41%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (0.28%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.28%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.28%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 125 (17.29%) Microsoft
2 92 (12.72%) Oracle
3 43 (5.95%) Cisco
4 29 (4.01%) VMware
5 20 (2.77%) Google
6 13 (1.80%) Meraki
7 9 (1.24%) Citrix
7 9 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.24%) Ubiquiti
7 9 (1.24%) WatchGuard
8 8 (1.11%) HP
8 8 (1.11%) OneTrust
9 7 (0.97%) Databricks
9 7 (0.97%) F5
10 6 (0.83%) SolarWinds
11 5 (0.69%) SAP
11 5 (0.69%) Symantec
11 5 (0.69%) Veeam
12 4 (0.55%) Apple
12 4 (0.55%) Red Hat