Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Data Protection skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Protection over the 6 months to 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
UK > England
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 230 240 202
Rank change year-on-year +10 -38 +92
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 2,225 2,502 3,071
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.50% 1.49% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.62% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1,394 2,134 2,720
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,625 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.54% +17.33% -2.22%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +13.64% -2.22%

Data Protection is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 135,998 154,654 159,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.63% 91.90% 91.26%
Number of salaries quoted 108,808 123,799 133,287
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection in England

Data Protection
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Data Protection in England

Data Protection
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Protection in England over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Protection in England

Data Protection
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 within the England region over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. 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 -51 812 £65,000 +13.04% 94
Midlands +160 452 £45,000 +1.12% 34
West Midlands +145 411 £46,250 +2.78% 18
North of England -11 350 £45,000 +5.88% 41
South East -20 316 £50,000 +11.11% 45
North West +6 243 £45,000 +12.50% 26
South West +93 239 £55,000 +37.50% 42
Yorkshire -47 96 £45,000 - 11
East of England -3 68 £44,684 -10.63% 24
East Midlands +17 40 £41,500 +3.75% 16
North East -4 11 £42,764 +0.62% 4
South Coast - 4 - -
Data Protection
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT jobs citing Data Protection 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.

1 1,150 (51.69%) GDPR
2 845 (37.98%) Information Security
3 649 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 606 (27.24%) Finance
5 525 (23.60%) Microsoft
6 524 (23.55%) Windows
7 480 (21.57%) ITIL
7 480 (21.57%) CISSP
8 427 (19.19%) Linux
9 363 (16.31%) Data Protection Act
10 362 (16.27%) Management Information System
11 354 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
12 333 (14.97%) Cybersecurity
13 321 (14.43%) Data Centre
14 314 (14.11%) PCI DSS
15 303 (13.62%) SQL
16 302 (13.57%) Legal
17 299 (13.44%) VMware
18 288 (12.94%) SIEM
19 285 (12.81%) Degree
20 283 (12.72%) Project Management
21 266 (11.96%) Business Continuity
22 259 (11.64%) Risk Management
22 259 (11.64%) VMware Infrastructure
23 255 (11.46%) Vulnerability Management
24 248 (11.15%) Microsoft Azure
25 243 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
26 236 (10.61%) CISM
27 235 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
28 233 (10.47%) Disaster Recovery

Data Protection
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 73 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 64 (2.88%) MS Exchange
3 28 (1.26%) Apache Spark
4 27 (1.21%) Apache
5 22 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 18 (0.81%) IIS
7 17 (0.76%) SAS
8 15 (0.67%) Skype for Business
9 14 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
10 13 (0.58%) CMS
10 13 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
11 10 (0.45%) Apache Solr
11 10 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (0.45%) nginx
12 4 (0.18%) Confluence
12 4 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.18%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.18%) WordPress
13 3 (0.13%) Jetty
13 3 (0.13%) Kentico
Applications
1 187 (8.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 157 (7.06%) Microsoft Office
3 129 (5.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 42 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 33 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (0.81%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.36%) Chatbot
7 8 (0.36%) SPSS
8 5 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.22%) InVision
9 4 (0.18%) Stata
10 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.090%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.045%) Abaqus
12 1 (0.045%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.045%) GIMP
12 1 (0.045%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 14 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.27%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (0.18%) assyst
4 4 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
4 4 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.13%) FastStats
5 3 (0.13%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.090%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.045%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 1 (0.045%) Raiser's Edge
7 1 (0.045%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.045%) RiskWrite
7 1 (0.045%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 248 (11.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 226 (10.16%) Amazon AWS
3 128 (5.75%) Office 365
4 56 (2.52%) SaaS
5 38 (1.71%) IaaS
6 37 (1.66%) PaaS
7 28 (1.26%) Serverless
8 27 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 27 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
9 25 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
10 22 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
11 21 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
12 20 (0.90%) Amazon S3
13 16 (0.72%) DigitalOcean
14 10 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
14 10 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
15 9 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.36%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 8 (0.36%) Google Analytics
16 8 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 227 (10.20%) Network Security
2 193 (8.67%) Firewall
3 127 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
4 85 (3.82%) TCP/IP
5 77 (3.46%) Intrusion Detection
6 67 (3.01%) DNS
6 67 (3.01%) WAN
7 66 (2.97%) LAN
8 60 (2.70%) Internet
9 46 (2.07%) DHCP
10 44 (1.98%) SAN
10 44 (1.98%) VPN
11 29 (1.30%) Unified Communications
12 27 (1.21%) VSAN
13 25 (1.12%) Wireless
14 24 (1.08%) OSPF
15 22 (0.99%) Software-Defined Networking
16 18 (0.81%) VLAN
17 17 (0.76%) NAS
18 16 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 83 (3.73%) Big Data
3 73 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
4 67 (3.01%) Relational Database
5 52 (2.34%) MySQL
6 42 (1.89%) Hadoop
7 40 (1.80%) Power BI
7 40 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 26 (1.17%) Geospatial Data
9 23 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
9 23 (1.03%) Data Lake
9 23 (1.03%) NoSQL
10 21 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
10 21 (0.94%) RDBMS
10 21 (0.94%) Redis
11 19 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
12 18 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
13 17 (0.76%) Blockchain
13 17 (0.76%) Cosmos DB
13 17 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 70 (3.15%) Git (software)
2 28 (1.26%) Visual Studio
3 27 (1.21%) Subversion
4 23 (1.03%) JIRA
5 17 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (0.63%) Hudson
7 12 (0.54%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.31%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.31%) gulp
8 7 (0.31%) Toad
9 6 (0.27%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.27%) Selenium
10 5 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.22%) webpack
11 4 (0.18%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.13%) Bower
12 3 (0.13%) Jasmine
12 3 (0.13%) Travis CI
12 3 (0.13%) Yeoman
General
1 606 (27.24%) Finance
2 302 (13.57%) Legal
3 154 (6.92%) Banking
4 137 (6.16%) Law
5 131 (5.89%) Retail
6 128 (5.75%) Marketing
7 77 (3.46%) Investment Banking
8 58 (2.61%) Manufacturing
9 56 (2.52%) Telecoms
10 29 (1.30%) Publishing
11 20 (0.90%) Billing
12 16 (0.72%) Hindi Language
12 16 (0.72%) Punjabi Language
12 16 (0.72%) Urdu Language
13 11 (0.49%) Advertising
14 10 (0.45%) Dutch Language
14 10 (0.45%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.45%) Games
15 9 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 370 (16.63%) Analyst
2 283 (12.72%) Architect
3 216 (9.71%) Security Analyst
4 199 (8.94%) Security Manager
5 155 (6.97%) Information Manager
6 142 (6.38%) Information Security Manager
7 138 (6.20%) Developer
8 127 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
9 123 (5.53%) IT Analyst
10 118 (5.30%) Consultant
11 111 (4.99%) Senior Analyst
12 108 (4.85%) IT Security Analyst
13 105 (4.72%) Senior Security Analyst
14 98 (4.40%) Senior IT Security Analyst
15 83 (3.73%) Service Manager
16 79 (3.55%) Security Consultant
17 71 (3.19%) Project Manager
18 66 (2.97%) IT Manager
19 64 (2.88%) Information Analyst
20 62 (2.79%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (3.78%) .NET
2 81 (3.64%) Web Services
3 77 (3.46%) HTML
4 60 (2.70%) CSS
5 49 (2.20%) AngularJS
6 32 (1.44%) LDAP
7 31 (1.39%) Node.js
8 28 (1.26%) ASP.NET
9 26 (1.17%) React
10 24 (1.08%) HTML5
11 18 (0.81%) REST
12 16 (0.72%) Express
12 16 (0.72%) Natural Language Processing
13 15 (0.67%) Laravel
13 15 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
13 15 (0.67%) Vue.js
14 14 (0.63%) jQuery
14 14 (0.63%) JSON
15 13 (0.58%) Sails.js
15 13 (0.58%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 363 (16.31%) Data Protection Act
2 362 (16.27%) Management Information System
3 321 (14.43%) Data Centre
4 235 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
5 172 (7.73%) Self-Motivation
6 99 (4.45%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 59 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
8 54 (2.43%) User Experience
9 40 (1.80%) CMDB
10 39 (1.75%) Data Structures
11 34 (1.53%) Freedom of Information
11 34 (1.53%) NHS
12 33 (1.48%) CESG
13 31 (1.39%) Blackberry
14 29 (1.30%) Private Cloud
15 25 (1.12%) Public Cloud
16 24 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
16 24 (1.08%) Virtual Team
17 22 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
18 21 (0.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 524 (23.55%) Windows
2 427 (19.19%) Linux
3 171 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 84 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 77 (3.46%) Windows 10
6 69 (3.10%) Unix
7 59 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 52 (2.34%) Windows 7
9 51 (2.29%) Apple iOS
10 33 (1.48%) Mac OS X
11 27 (1.21%) CentOS
11 27 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 26 (1.17%) Android
13 20 (0.90%) Ubuntu
14 19 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (0.49%) VMS
16 10 (0.45%) Debian
17 6 (0.27%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.27%) Windows XP
18 5 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 845 (37.98%) Information Security
2 480 (21.57%) ITIL
3 354 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
4 333 (14.97%) Cybersecurity
5 288 (12.94%) SIEM
6 283 (12.72%) Project Management
7 266 (11.96%) Business Continuity
8 259 (11.64%) Risk Management
9 255 (11.46%) Vulnerability Management
10 243 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
11 233 (10.47%) Disaster Recovery
12 228 (10.25%) Service Delivery
13 204 (9.17%) Mentoring
14 198 (8.90%) Presales
15 196 (8.81%) Due Diligence
16 186 (8.36%) Penetration Testing
17 183 (8.22%) Security Management
18 153 (6.88%) Service Management
19 152 (6.83%) Information Security Management
19 152 (6.83%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 303 (13.62%) SQL
2 138 (6.20%) Python
3 90 (4.04%) PowerShell
4 86 (3.87%) Java
5 77 (3.46%) JavaScript
6 62 (2.79%) C#
7 55 (2.47%) PHP
8 49 (2.20%) Bash Shell
9 48 (2.16%) Perl
10 34 (1.53%) Shell Script
11 33 (1.48%) C
12 29 (1.30%) R
13 22 (0.99%) Ruby
14 21 (0.94%) VBScript
15 18 (0.81%) Bourne shell
15 18 (0.81%) C-shell
15 18 (0.81%) Korn
16 16 (0.72%) VB
17 13 (0.58%) ES6
17 13 (0.58%) ES8
Qualifications
1 480 (21.57%) CISSP
2 285 (12.81%) Degree
3 236 (10.61%) CISM
4 232 (10.43%) Security Cleared
5 139 (6.25%) CISA
6 125 (5.62%) CREST Certified
7 117 (5.26%) SANS
7 117 (5.26%) SC Cleared
8 107 (4.81%) ISEB
9 95 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 94 (4.22%) Computer Science Degree
11 93 (4.18%) CEH
12 78 (3.51%) CISMP
13 77 (3.46%) CompTIA Security+
14 72 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
15 67 (3.01%) MCSE
16 53 (2.38%) DV Cleared
17 50 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
18 45 (2.02%) MCP
19 41 (1.84%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,150 (51.69%) GDPR
2 649 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 314 (14.11%) PCI DSS
4 156 (7.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 151 (6.79%) SLA
6 89 (4.00%) Cyber Essentials
7 70 (3.15%) QA
8 57 (2.56%) COBIT
9 51 (2.29%) Data Quality
10 22 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 17 (0.76%) ISO 22301
12 15 (0.67%) GPG13
12 15 (0.67%) PMO
13 14 (0.63%) ISO 9001
14 12 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 10 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 9 (0.40%) NIST 800
17 8 (0.36%) SSAE 16
18 7 (0.31%) ISAE 3402
18 7 (0.31%) RMADS
System Software
1 259 (11.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 213 (9.57%) Active Directory
3 76 (3.42%) Hyper-V
4 64 (2.88%) Virtual Desktop
5 59 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
6 35 (1.57%) Docker
7 31 (1.39%) XenApp
8 26 (1.17%) XenDesktop
9 17 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (0.63%) Firmware
11 11 (0.49%) BitLocker
11 11 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (0.49%) vSphere
12 4 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 4 (0.18%) RHEV
12 4 (0.18%) Snort
12 4 (0.18%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.13%) HDFS
13 3 (0.13%) PowerHA
14 2 (0.090%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 107 (4.81%) SCCM
2 53 (2.38%) vRealize
3 51 (2.29%) SCOM
4 45 (2.02%) WSUS
5 32 (1.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 27 (1.21%) Terraform
7 25 (1.12%) Ansible
7 25 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (1.03%) Puppet
9 22 (0.99%) IBM BigFix
10 20 (0.90%) Kubernetes
10 20 (0.90%) SCOrch
11 19 (0.85%) SCDPM
12 17 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
13 15 (0.67%) SCSM
13 15 (0.67%) SCVMM
14 11 (0.49%) AirWatch
15 10 (0.45%) Cisco Prime
15 10 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
16 9 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 525 (23.60%) Microsoft
2 299 (13.44%) VMware
3 206 (9.26%) Cisco
4 100 (4.49%) Citrix
5 89 (4.00%) Oracle
6 49 (2.20%) HP
7 48 (2.16%) CheckPoint
8 38 (1.71%) Apple
8 38 (1.71%) ServiceNow
9 34 (1.53%) Google
10 33 (1.48%) Red Hat
11 30 (1.35%) EMC
12 29 (1.30%) IBM
12 29 (1.30%) NetApp
13 23 (1.03%) Fortinet
14 20 (0.90%) Tableau
15 19 (0.85%) CommVault
15 19 (0.85%) SAP
16 15 (0.67%) Splunk
17 14 (0.63%) F5