Period
to 12 June 2021

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 12 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK > England
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 738 745 766
Rank change year-on-year +7 +21 +107
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 149 114 317
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 0.42% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 118 71 213
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £40,774 £41,250 £34,378
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £51,518 £46,920
Median % change year-on-year +6.76% +9.80% -21.47%
75th Percentile £76,875 £56,441 £58,750
90th Percentile £99,000 £73,750 £75,300
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,518 £46,920
% change year-on-year +6.76% +9.80% -18.40%

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 33,098 27,192 46,302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 37.21% 34.96% 34.81%
Number of salaries quoted 21,263 21,579 35,510
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £56,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.73% +5.77%
75th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £97,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +6.00%

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 12 June 2021.

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 12 June 2021. 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 -32 53 £72,500 +48.72% 9
Midlands -19 34 £40,000 -20.00% 9
North of England -7 31 £52,500 -11.12% 5
Yorkshire -17 22 £50,000 +9.89%
South East -6 21 £55,000 +6.76% 1
East Midlands -7 20 £40,000 - 1
West Midlands -27 14 £39,598 -20.80% 8
North West -15 7 £51,250 -22.97% 4
East of England -7 6 £62,500 +13.64% 3
North East -8 2 £77,500 +4.73% 1
South West -60 2 £44,400 -15.43% 5
Data Protection Act
UK

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, 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.

1 149 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 67 (44.97%) GDPR
3 48 (32.21%) Information Security
4 46 (30.87%) Social Skills
5 45 (30.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 35 (23.49%) Cybersecurity
7 34 (22.82%) Azure
8 33 (22.15%) Legal
9 24 (16.11%) Risk Management
9 24 (16.11%) PCI DSS
9 24 (16.11%) DevOps
10 23 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (15.44%) Microsoft
11 22 (14.77%) Finance
12 18 (12.08%) Security Management
12 18 (12.08%) AWS
12 18 (12.08%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (11.41%) Degree
13 17 (11.41%) Management Information System
13 17 (11.41%) JavaScript
13 17 (11.41%) SQL
14 16 (10.74%) Cyber Essentials
14 16 (10.74%) NIST
14 16 (10.74%) Public Sector
14 16 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (10.74%) Microservices
14 16 (10.74%) Kubernetes
15 15 (10.07%) Docker
15 15 (10.07%) Information Security Management
16 14 (9.40%) Data Privacy

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 1 (0.67%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.67%) Confluence
1 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.70%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.67%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.34%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.67%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 34 (22.82%) Azure
2 18 (12.08%) AWS
3 10 (6.71%) Microsoft 365
4 9 (6.04%) Amazon EKS
4 9 (6.04%) Amazon S3
4 9 (6.04%) AWS Lambda
4 9 (6.04%) Serverless
5 8 (5.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 8 (5.37%) CloudFront
6 6 (4.03%) Google Workspace
7 4 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.34%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.34%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.34%) SaaS
9 1 (0.67%) Azure Sentinel
9 1 (0.67%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 1 (0.67%) GCP
9 1 (0.67%) Google Play
9 1 (0.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.36%) Firewall
1 5 (3.36%) Internet
1 5 (3.36%) VPN
2 2 (1.34%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (1.34%) Network Security
2 2 (1.34%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.67%) BGP
3 1 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.67%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (0.67%) DHCP
3 1 (0.67%) DNS
3 1 (0.67%) DSL
3 1 (0.67%) EIGRP
3 1 (0.67%) IPsec
3 1 (0.67%) MPLS
3 1 (0.67%) OSPF
3 1 (0.67%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.67%) SNMP
3 1 (0.67%) SSL
3 1 (0.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 8 (5.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.03%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.68%) Big Data
5 4 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.68%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.68%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.01%) DTS
7 2 (1.34%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.34%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.34%) Power BI
7 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.67%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.67%) Looker
8 1 (0.67%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 8 (5.37%) JIRA
2 4 (2.68%) Mocha
3 3 (2.01%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.34%) webpack
5 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 46 (30.87%) Social Skills
2 33 (22.15%) Legal
3 22 (14.77%) Finance
4 16 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (10.74%) Public Sector
5 13 (8.72%) Retail
6 6 (4.03%) Publishing
7 5 (3.36%) Presentation Skills
8 4 (2.68%) Influencing Skills
8 4 (2.68%) Law
9 3 (2.01%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (1.34%) Banking
10 2 (1.34%) Front Office
10 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.67%) Marketing
11 1 (0.67%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 24 (16.11%) Analyst
2 15 (10.07%) Consultant
3 13 (8.72%) Architect
4 12 (8.05%) Security Consultant
5 11 (7.38%) Data Protection Officer
5 11 (7.38%) DBA
5 11 (7.38%) Developer
5 11 (7.38%) Information Security Specialist
5 11 (7.38%) Information Specialist
5 11 (7.38%) Security Analyst
5 11 (7.38%) Security Specialist
6 8 (5.37%) AWS Architect
6 8 (5.37%) Azure Architect
6 8 (5.37%) Cloud Architect
7 7 (4.70%) Business Analyst
7 7 (4.70%) Information Security Consultant
7 7 (4.70%) Risk Consultant
7 7 (4.70%) Technical Analyst
7 7 (4.70%) Technical Business Analyst
8 6 (4.03%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.37%) RESTful
2 7 (4.70%) Node.js
2 7 (4.70%) React
3 6 (4.03%) CSS
3 6 (4.03%) SAML
3 6 (4.03%) Vue.js
4 5 (3.36%) REST
5 4 (2.68%) CSS3
5 4 (2.68%) HTML
5 4 (2.68%) HTML5
5 4 (2.68%) jQuery
5 4 (2.68%) JSON
5 4 (2.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (2.01%) Kafka
7 2 (1.34%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.34%) Express
7 2 (1.34%) Flask
7 2 (1.34%) pytest
7 2 (1.34%) Sass
7 2 (1.34%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.41%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.71%) Freedom of Information
3 9 (6.04%) Cyberattack
4 7 (4.70%) Freedom of Information Act
4 7 (4.70%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (4.03%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.68%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (2.68%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.01%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (2.01%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.01%) Hedge funds
7 3 (2.01%) Housing Association
8 2 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.34%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.67%) CMDB
9 1 (0.67%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.67%) NHS
9 1 (0.67%) Robotics
9 1 (0.67%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.05%) Windows
2 11 (7.38%) Linux
3 3 (2.01%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.67%) Android
5 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 48 (32.21%) Information Security
3 35 (23.49%) Cybersecurity
4 24 (16.11%) DevOps
4 24 (16.11%) Risk Management
5 23 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (12.08%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (12.08%) Security Management
7 16 (10.74%) Microservices
8 15 (10.07%) Information Security Management
9 14 (9.40%) Data Privacy
9 14 (9.40%) Information Governance
10 13 (8.72%) Data Security
11 12 (8.05%) Incident Management
11 12 (8.05%) Internal Audit
11 12 (8.05%) Security Architecture
12 11 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 11 (7.38%) Requirements Gathering
12 11 (7.38%) Value Proposition
13 10 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.41%) JavaScript
1 17 (11.41%) SQL
2 9 (6.04%) Python
3 7 (4.70%) Java
4 6 (4.03%) Google Apps Script
5 4 (2.68%) C
6 3 (2.01%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.01%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.34%) C++
7 2 (1.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (1.34%) Scala
7 2 (1.34%) VBA
8 1 (0.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 17 (11.41%) Degree
2 13 (8.72%) CISSP
3 11 (7.38%) ISEB
4 9 (6.04%) CISM
5 8 (5.37%) PCI QSA
6 7 (4.70%) Security Cleared
7 6 (4.03%) CISA
7 6 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.68%) MCDBA
8 4 (2.68%) MCSA
8 4 (2.68%) MCSE
8 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.68%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 3 (2.01%) CCNA
9 3 (2.01%) SSCP
10 2 (1.34%) AWS Certification
10 2 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.34%) CCNP
10 2 (1.34%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (44.97%) GDPR
2 45 (30.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (16.11%) PCI DSS
4 16 (10.74%) Cyber Essentials
4 16 (10.74%) NIST
5 6 (4.03%) Data Quality
5 6 (4.03%) ISO 9001
6 5 (3.36%) NCSC
7 3 (2.01%) GRC
7 3 (2.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (2.01%) QA
8 2 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (1.34%) JSP 440
8 2 (1.34%) PMO
9 1 (0.67%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.67%) IASME
9 1 (0.67%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.67%) ITGC
System Software
1 15 (10.07%) Docker
2 9 (6.04%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.01%) Firmware
4 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (10.74%) Kubernetes
2 9 (6.04%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.01%) Puppet
4 2 (1.34%) Ansible
4 2 (1.34%) Cobbler
4 2 (1.34%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.34%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (1.34%) SCCM
5 1 (0.67%) Istio
5 1 (0.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (15.44%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.71%) OneTrust
3 7 (4.70%) Google
3 7 (4.70%) Oracle
4 3 (2.01%) Cisco
4 3 (2.01%) Thycotic
5 2 (1.34%) Citrix
5 2 (1.34%) JD Edwards
5 2 (1.34%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.67%) Apple
6 1 (0.67%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.67%) CommVault
6 1 (0.67%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.67%) Qualys
6 1 (0.67%) Rapid7
6 1 (0.67%) SAP
6 1 (0.67%) Splunk
6 1 (0.67%) VMware