Period
to 29 May 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 29 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Data Protection Act (DPA)
UK > England
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 707 749 869
Rank change year-on-year +42 +120 +4
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection Act 144 313 301
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.44% 0.60% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 89 217 267
Median annual salary £52,500 £46,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.90% -22.50% +7.14%
10th Percentile £31,038 £28,250 £37,800
90th Percentile £75,421 £73,900 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £46,500 £58,500
% change year-on-year +12.90% -20.51% +6.36%

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 32,360 52,451 62,750
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.14% 39.39% 38.85%
Number of salaries quoted 25,083 39,435 48,606
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +120 64 £47,500 - 1
South East +56 32 £55,000 +3.77% 3
North of England +90 25 £60,607 +96.18% 1
Yorkshire +108 11 £60,607 +15.44% 1
South West +61 11 £48,750 +14.55% 1
Midlands +51 10 £50,000 +11.11% 2
West Midlands +47 9 £50,000 +5.26%
North West +26 9 £60,607 +105.45%
North East +20 5 £73,999 -
East of England +82 2 £55,000 +13.40%
East Midlands +51 1 - - 2
Data Protection Act
UK

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 144 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 70 (48.61%) Information Security
3 67 (46.53%) GDPR
4 44 (30.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 41 (28.47%) Firewall
6 38 (26.39%) Risk Management
7 36 (25.00%) PCI DSS
8 34 (23.61%) Finance
9 33 (22.92%) Penetration Testing
10 32 (22.22%) SIEM
11 31 (21.53%) Legal
12 28 (19.44%) NIST
12 28 (19.44%) Management Information System
12 28 (19.44%) Security Management
12 28 (19.44%) CISM
13 26 (18.06%) Information Security Management
14 25 (17.36%) Service Delivery
14 25 (17.36%) Cisco Certification
15 24 (16.67%) CISSP
16 23 (15.97%) Cybersecurity
16 23 (15.97%) Data Governance
17 22 (15.28%) Analytics
17 22 (15.28%) Internet
17 22 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
18 21 (14.58%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 21 (14.58%) Digital Economy
19 20 (13.89%) Information Management
20 19 (13.19%) Microsoft
20 19 (13.19%) ISMS
21 18 (12.50%) Mentoring

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 (3.47%) SAS
2 4 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.39%) IIS
4 1 (0.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (10.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.47%) SPSS
3 4 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.47%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.94%) SaaS
2 8 (5.56%) Azure
3 7 (4.86%) AWS
4 4 (2.78%) Office 365
5 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.69%) Datadog
5 1 (0.69%) PaaS
5 1 (0.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 41 (28.47%) Firewall
2 22 (15.28%) Internet
3 10 (6.94%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (4.17%) NetScaler
6 3 (2.08%) LAN
6 3 (2.08%) VPN
6 3 (2.08%) WAN
7 2 (1.39%) DMZ
7 2 (1.39%) DNS
8 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.69%) Skype
8 1 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.47%) Crystal Reports
1 5 (3.47%) MS Access
1 5 (3.47%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.78%) GIS
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) JIRA
General
1 34 (23.61%) Finance
2 31 (21.53%) Legal
3 21 (14.58%) Digital Economy
4 12 (8.33%) Back Office
5 7 (4.86%) Law
6 6 (4.17%) Marketing
6 6 (4.17%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.08%) Police
8 2 (1.39%) Fire and Rescue
8 2 (1.39%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.69%) Advertising
9 1 (0.69%) Local Government
9 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (25.69%) Security Officer
2 31 (21.53%) Information Officer
2 31 (21.53%) Information Security Officer
3 28 (19.44%) Data Governance Analyst
3 28 (19.44%) Data Governance Manager
3 28 (19.44%) Data Manager
3 28 (19.44%) Governance Manager
4 17 (11.81%) Senior Manager
5 13 (9.03%) Security Manager
6 12 (8.33%) Information Manager
7 9 (6.25%) IT Manager
8 8 (5.56%) Auditor
8 8 (5.56%) Information Security Auditor
8 8 (5.56%) IT Security Manager
8 8 (5.56%) Security Auditor
9 7 (4.86%) Analyst
9 7 (4.86%) Information Governance Manager
10 6 (4.17%) Build Manager
10 6 (4.17%) Compliance Officer
10 6 (4.17%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (0.69%) Django
2 1 (0.69%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (19.44%) Management Information System
2 12 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
3 11 (7.64%) Data Structures
4 10 (6.94%) Freedom of Information Act
5 7 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.86%) Data Centre
6 6 (4.17%) PACS
7 4 (2.78%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.78%) NHS
7 4 (2.78%) Virtual Team
8 3 (2.08%) Social Media
9 2 (1.39%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.69%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.69%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.69%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.64%) Windows
2 9 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (1.39%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 70 (48.61%) Information Security
3 38 (26.39%) Risk Management
4 33 (22.92%) Penetration Testing
5 32 (22.22%) SIEM
6 28 (19.44%) Security Management
7 26 (18.06%) Information Security Management
8 25 (17.36%) Service Delivery
9 23 (15.97%) Cybersecurity
9 23 (15.97%) Data Governance
10 22 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (15.28%) Analytics
11 21 (14.58%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 20 (13.89%) Information Management
13 19 (13.19%) ISMS
14 18 (12.50%) Mentoring
15 16 (11.11%) Information Governance
16 14 (9.72%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (9.72%) Data Management
17 13 (9.03%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.86%) SQL
2 6 (4.17%) Python
3 3 (2.08%) C#
4 2 (1.39%) C
5 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (19.44%) CISM
2 25 (17.36%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (16.67%) CISSP
4 18 (12.50%) CISA
5 17 (11.81%) Degree
6 14 (9.72%) Security Cleared
7 13 (9.03%) SC Cleared
8 7 (4.86%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.78%) CISMP
10 3 (2.08%) CEH
10 3 (2.08%) SSCP
11 2 (1.39%) CRISC
12 1 (0.69%) CCIE
12 1 (0.69%) CCIE Security
12 1 (0.69%) CCNA
12 1 (0.69%) CCSA
12 1 (0.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 1 (0.69%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.69%) PCI QSA
12 1 (0.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (46.53%) GDPR
2 44 (30.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (25.00%) PCI DSS
4 28 (19.44%) NIST
5 14 (9.72%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (6.94%) Data Quality
7 8 (5.56%) JSP 440
8 6 (4.17%) NCSC
8 6 (4.17%) QA
9 5 (3.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (3.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (3.47%) ISO 9001
10 4 (2.78%) ISO 22301
10 4 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (2.08%) SLA
12 2 (1.39%) PSD2
13 1 (0.69%) COBIT
13 1 (0.69%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 11 (7.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 6 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (4.17%) XenApp
2 6 (4.17%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (1.39%) SCCM
1 2 (1.39%) SCOM
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 19 (13.19%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.17%) Citrix
3 3 (2.08%) Cisco
4 2 (1.39%) NetApp
4 2 (1.39%) Palo Alto
4 2 (1.39%) SolarWinds
4 2 (1.39%) VMware