Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
UK > England
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 270 213 248
Rank change year-on-year -57 +35 +243
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 1,967 2,660 2,668
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.19% 1.61% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.79% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,647 2,341 2,374
England median annual salary £55,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -2.22% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -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 148,181 148,261 176,535
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.85% 89.53% 88.83%
Number of salaries quoted 121,478 123,007 147,828
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -7 1,005 £60,000 +9.09% 104
South East -107 322 £52,500 +23.53% 44
North of England -32 310 £45,000 +12.50% 49
Midlands -43 163 £50,000 +25.00% 38
Yorkshire +35 155 £45,000 +28.57% 21
North West -62 144 £45,000 +5.88% 18
West Midlands -47 123 £50,000 +25.00% 26
South West -65 86 £42,500 +13.33% 12
East of England -94 79 £52,500 +30.43% 43
East Midlands -3 42 £44,500 +27.14% 12
North East -65 11 £52,500 +31.25% 10
Data Protection
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 871 (44.28%) Information Security
2 744 (37.82%) GDPR
3 561 (28.52%) Finance
4 546 (27.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 426 (21.66%) CISSP
6 403 (20.49%) Cybersecurity
7 383 (19.47%) Microsoft
8 374 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
9 353 (17.95%) Legal
10 352 (17.90%) CISM
11 346 (17.59%) Data Protection Act
12 284 (14.44%) PCI DSS
13 275 (13.98%) Windows
14 263 (13.37%) Degree
15 261 (13.27%) ITIL
16 256 (13.01%) SQL
17 253 (12.86%) Management Information System
18 239 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
19 225 (11.44%) Firewall
20 214 (10.88%) SQL Server
21 205 (10.42%) Risk Management
22 200 (10.17%) Linux
23 197 (10.02%) CISA
24 194 (9.86%) Project Management
25 190 (9.66%) JavaScript
26 188 (9.56%) SIEM
27 182 (9.25%) Data Security
28 173 (8.80%) Penetration Testing
29 164 (8.34%) Stakeholder Management
30 161 (8.19%) Active Directory

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 91 (4.63%) SharePoint
2 51 (2.59%) Apache Spark
3 47 (2.39%) MS Exchange
4 34 (1.73%) IIS
5 23 (1.17%) WebSphere
6 18 (0.92%) CMS
7 15 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (0.76%) SAS
7 15 (0.76%) WordPress
8 12 (0.61%) Confluence
9 9 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (0.46%) ExpressionEngine
10 7 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.31%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.20%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 133 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
2 79 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.86%) Photoshop
6 13 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (0.51%) Chatbot
8 9 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
9 8 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.20%) SPSS
11 2 (0.10%) InDesign
12 1 (0.051%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.051%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 47 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.36%) SAP SD
4 5 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.25%) Raiser's Edge
5 4 (0.20%) SAP GRC
6 3 (0.15%) assyst
6 3 (0.15%) iTrent
6 3 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.10%) Demantra
7 2 (0.10%) Pegasus Opera
7 2 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.051%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.051%) Radian6
8 1 (0.051%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.051%) Social Studio
8 1 (0.051%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.051%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.051%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 151 (7.68%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 111 (5.64%) Office 365
4 74 (3.76%) SaaS
5 37 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
6 34 (1.73%) IaaS
7 30 (1.53%) OneDrive
8 17 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (0.76%) PaaS
10 14 (0.71%) Amazon S3
11 13 (0.66%) GitHub
12 12 (0.61%) CloudFront
12 12 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.20%) Oracle CX
15 3 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.15%) Google Play
15 3 (0.15%) npm
15 3 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 225 (11.44%) Firewall
2 72 (3.66%) TCP/IP
3 65 (3.30%) Network Security
4 63 (3.20%) DNS
5 57 (2.90%) VPN
6 46 (2.34%) Internet
7 40 (2.03%) LAN
7 40 (2.03%) WAN
8 38 (1.93%) SSL
9 35 (1.78%) DHCP
9 35 (1.78%) SAN
10 34 (1.73%) Intrusion Detection
11 32 (1.63%) Remote Desktop
12 25 (1.27%) Wireless
13 19 (0.97%) SMTP
14 18 (0.92%) IPsec
15 15 (0.76%) HTTP
15 15 (0.76%) NAS
16 13 (0.66%) Fibre Channel
17 11 (0.56%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (10.88%) SQL Server
2 95 (4.83%) PostgreSQL
3 56 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
3 56 (2.85%) MySQL
4 55 (2.80%) Relational Database
5 47 (2.39%) NoSQL
6 39 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 38 (1.93%) Big Data
8 34 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 29 (1.47%) MongoDB
10 27 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 26 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
12 21 (1.07%) Oracle Database
12 21 (1.07%) Power BI
13 13 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
13 13 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
13 13 (0.66%) MS Access
14 12 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
15 11 (0.56%) Data Lake
15 11 (0.56%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 54 (2.75%) Git (software)
2 46 (2.34%) JIRA
3 22 (1.12%) Selenium
4 19 (0.97%) Jenkins
4 19 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (0.86%) Cucumber
5 17 (0.86%) Visual Studio
6 16 (0.81%) Burp Suite
6 16 (0.81%) Metasploit
7 12 (0.61%) Grunt
8 9 (0.46%) IDA Disassembler
8 9 (0.46%) OllyDbg
8 9 (0.46%) webpack
8 9 (0.46%) WinDbg
9 7 (0.36%) JUnit
9 7 (0.36%) Subversion
9 7 (0.36%) WebDriver
10 6 (0.31%) gulp
10 6 (0.31%) Maven
10 6 (0.31%) RSpec
General
1 561 (28.52%) Finance
2 353 (17.95%) Legal
3 119 (6.05%) Retail
4 113 (5.74%) Banking
5 104 (5.29%) Marketing
6 99 (5.03%) Law
7 60 (3.05%) Telecoms
8 28 (1.42%) Advertising
8 28 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 26 (1.32%) Investment Banking
10 24 (1.22%) Games
11 21 (1.07%) Private Banking
12 19 (0.97%) Back Office
13 18 (0.92%) Retail Banking
14 14 (0.71%) Billing
15 13 (0.66%) Publishing
16 11 (0.56%) Automotive
16 11 (0.56%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.51%) Electronics
18 5 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 300 (15.25%) Analyst
2 230 (11.69%) Security Manager
3 217 (11.03%) Developer
4 206 (10.47%) Consultant
5 154 (7.83%) Security Analyst
6 131 (6.66%) Information Manager
7 125 (6.35%) IT Manager
8 122 (6.20%) Security Consultant
9 119 (6.05%) Information Security Manager
10 91 (4.63%) Security Officer
11 84 (4.27%) Architect
12 81 (4.12%) Data Protection Officer
13 77 (3.91%) .NET Developer
14 73 (3.71%) Information Security Officer
15 72 (3.66%) Information Officer
16 67 (3.41%) Data Analyst
17 66 (3.36%) IT Security Manager
18 65 (3.30%) Data Manager
19 58 (2.95%) IT Analyst
20 54 (2.75%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (6.30%) .NET
2 121 (6.15%) HTML
3 105 (5.34%) CSS
4 95 (4.83%) Natural Language Processing
5 65 (3.30%) Node.js
6 64 (3.25%) jQuery
7 62 (3.15%) Web Services
8 57 (2.90%) ASP.NET
9 46 (2.34%) AngularJS
10 45 (2.29%) .NET Framework
11 37 (1.88%) RabbitMQ
12 33 (1.68%) HTML5
12 33 (1.68%) REST
13 29 (1.47%) React
14 28 (1.42%) Django
15 27 (1.37%) CSS3
16 26 (1.32%) JSON
17 23 (1.17%) RESTful
18 21 (1.07%) Ajax
18 21 (1.07%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 346 (17.59%) Data Protection Act
2 253 (12.86%) Management Information System
3 239 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
4 106 (5.39%) Cyberthreat
5 103 (5.24%) User Experience
6 95 (4.83%) Computer Science
7 66 (3.36%) Data Centre
8 47 (2.39%) Mobile App
9 44 (2.24%) Freedom of Information
10 31 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
11 25 (1.27%) NHS
12 24 (1.22%) Clustering
12 24 (1.22%) PKI
13 23 (1.17%) Virtual Team
14 21 (1.07%) Fintech
15 20 (1.02%) Public Cloud
15 20 (1.02%) Replication
16 18 (0.92%) CESG
17 16 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
17 16 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 275 (13.98%) Windows
2 200 (10.17%) Linux
3 150 (7.63%) Windows Server
4 53 (2.69%) Unix
5 50 (2.54%) Apple iOS
6 39 (1.98%) Windows 10
7 30 (1.53%) Mac OS X
8 27 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (1.22%) Windows 7
11 23 (1.17%) Android
12 16 (0.81%) Kali Linux
13 15 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (0.61%) Debian
16 3 (0.15%) CentOS
16 3 (0.15%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.15%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.10%) Data ONTAP
17 2 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 871 (44.28%) Information Security
2 403 (20.49%) Cybersecurity
3 374 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
4 261 (13.27%) ITIL
5 205 (10.42%) Risk Management
6 194 (9.86%) Project Management
7 188 (9.56%) SIEM
8 182 (9.25%) Data Security
9 173 (8.80%) Penetration Testing
10 164 (8.34%) Stakeholder Management
11 146 (7.42%) Data Privacy
12 128 (6.51%) Vulnerability Management
13 125 (6.35%) Security Management
14 116 (5.90%) Data Management
15 113 (5.74%) Data Governance
16 112 (5.69%) Business Continuity
16 112 (5.69%) Information Security Management
17 108 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
18 107 (5.44%) Analytics
19 104 (5.29%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 256 (13.01%) SQL
2 190 (9.66%) JavaScript
3 160 (8.13%) C#
4 159 (8.08%) Python
5 93 (4.73%) Ruby
6 68 (3.46%) Java
7 63 (3.20%) Bash Shell
8 61 (3.10%) PowerShell
9 54 (2.75%) C
10 45 (2.29%) PHP
11 37 (1.88%) Perl
12 32 (1.63%) T-SQL
13 24 (1.22%) Bourne shell
13 24 (1.22%) C++
13 24 (1.22%) Korn
14 23 (1.17%) Go
15 21 (1.07%) R
16 19 (0.97%) VB.NET
17 18 (0.92%) Shell Script
18 9 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 426 (21.66%) CISSP
2 352 (17.90%) CISM
3 263 (13.37%) Degree
4 197 (10.02%) CISA
5 58 (2.95%) CRISC
6 57 (2.90%) Security Cleared
7 55 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 53 (2.69%) SSCP
9 46 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
10 45 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
11 42 (2.14%) MCSE
12 39 (1.98%) SC Cleared
13 36 (1.83%) ISEB
14 34 (1.73%) CCNA
14 34 (1.73%) SANS
15 33 (1.68%) GIAC
16 23 (1.17%) CCSP
16 23 (1.17%) MCSA
17 20 (1.02%) CEH
18 19 (0.97%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 744 (37.82%) GDPR
2 546 (27.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 284 (14.44%) PCI DSS
4 95 (4.83%) COBIT
5 89 (4.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 64 (3.25%) QA
7 63 (3.20%) Data Quality
8 60 (3.05%) Cyber Essentials
9 37 (1.88%) SLA
10 31 (1.58%) ISO 22301
11 27 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 15 (0.76%) ISO 9001
12 15 (0.76%) PMO
13 9 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 8 (0.41%) RMADS
15 7 (0.36%) SAS 70
15 7 (0.36%) WCAG
16 6 (0.31%) GPG13
17 5 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 161 (8.19%) Active Directory
2 100 (5.08%) Docker
3 87 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (2.39%) Hyper-V
4 47 (2.39%) XenApp
5 46 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
6 38 (1.93%) XenDesktop
7 37 (1.88%) Virtual Desktop
8 33 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 17 (0.86%) BitLocker
10 12 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.46%) Firmware
11 9 (0.46%) vSphere
12 7 (0.36%) NFS
13 4 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.15%) KVM
15 2 (0.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 1 (0.051%) Postfix
16 1 (0.051%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 73 (3.71%) Kubernetes
2 50 (2.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 38 (1.93%) SCDPM
4 35 (1.78%) Microsoft Intune
5 32 (1.63%) SCOrch
5 32 (1.63%) SCSM
5 32 (1.63%) SCVMM
6 28 (1.42%) SCCM
7 22 (1.12%) Ansible
8 20 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
8 20 (1.02%) Terraform
9 19 (0.97%) Puppet
10 18 (0.92%) Nessus
11 16 (0.81%) Core Impact
12 15 (0.76%) vCenter Server
13 10 (0.51%) NetBackup
13 10 (0.51%) SCOM
14 8 (0.41%) IBM BigFix
15 6 (0.31%) Backup Exec
15 6 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 383 (19.47%) Microsoft
2 114 (5.80%) VMware
3 93 (4.73%) Oracle
4 61 (3.10%) Citrix
5 59 (3.00%) Cisco
6 45 (2.29%) IBM
7 40 (2.03%) SAP
8 34 (1.73%) Apple
9 30 (1.53%) HP
10 29 (1.47%) Symantec
11 27 (1.37%) Adobe
12 24 (1.22%) Sybase
13 23 (1.17%) SolarWinds
13 23 (1.17%) Sophos
14 20 (1.02%) McAfee
15 19 (0.97%) Varonis
16 16 (0.81%) Capita
16 16 (0.81%) Forcepoint
16 16 (0.81%) Google
17 15 (0.76%) NetApp