Period
to 6 August 2020

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 6 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
UK > England
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 310 299 330
Rank change year-on-year -11 +31 -88
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 568 1,448 1,677
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.94% 1.10% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.19% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 449 1,111 1,296
Median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% -4.35% +21.05%
10th Percentile £30,750 £32,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £54,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -3.67% -5.22% +21.05%

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 55,848 121,885 147,155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.38% 92.22% 91.97%
Number of salaries quoted 45,115 96,905 118,314
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,398
90th Percentile £90,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

Data Protection
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Protection in England

Data Protection
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Protection in England.

Salary trend for Data Protection in England

Data Protection
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Protection in England over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

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 6 August 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 +45 264 £65,000 +8.33% 16
South East +16 95 £47,500 -5.00% 13
North of England +60 86 £45,000 +16.88% 24
Midlands +60 71 £46,000 +8.24% 16
West Midlands +34 54 £45,000 +5.88% 6
South West -22 39 £39,312 -34.48% 7
North West +5 35 £35,000 +7.69% 12
Yorkshire +120 30 £49,000 +4.26% 6
East Midlands +75 24 £46,000 +5.58% 10
North East +43 21 £32,500 -9.72% 6
East of England +33 17 £50,000 -4.76% 6
Data Protection
UK

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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.

1 212 (37.32%) Information Security
2 176 (30.99%) GDPR
3 139 (24.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 138 (24.30%) Microsoft
4 138 (24.30%) Cybersecurity
5 124 (21.83%) Azure
6 111 (19.54%) Finance
7 110 (19.37%) Agile Software Development
8 103 (18.13%) Firewall
9 92 (16.20%) CISSP
10 84 (14.79%) Windows
11 81 (14.26%) Management Information System
12 79 (13.91%) Legal
12 79 (13.91%) AWS
13 78 (13.73%) CISM
14 75 (13.20%) Data Protection Act
15 72 (12.68%) Active Directory
16 70 (12.32%) Risk Management
17 69 (12.15%) DevOps
18 66 (11.62%) SQL Server
18 66 (11.62%) Degree
19 65 (11.44%) Problem-Solving
20 64 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
21 63 (11.09%) PCI DSS
22 62 (10.92%) ITIL
23 61 (10.74%) SQL
24 57 (10.04%) JavaScript
25 55 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
26 52 (9.15%) CISA
27 51 (8.98%) SIEM

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 35 (6.16%) SharePoint
2 23 (4.05%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.41%) CMS
3 8 (1.41%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.23%) Apache
4 7 (1.23%) IIS
4 7 (1.23%) SAS
5 4 (0.70%) Confluence
5 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.70%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.35%) Apache Synapse
6 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.35%) nginx
6 2 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.18%) Drupal
7 1 (0.18%) Kentico
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.18%) Site Server
7 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 55 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (4.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.70%) SPSS
5 2 (0.35%) S-PLUS
5 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 11 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.70%) Exchequer
2 4 (0.70%) FastStats
3 3 (0.53%) Magento
4 2 (0.35%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.35%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.18%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.18%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 124 (21.83%) Azure
2 79 (13.91%) AWS
3 50 (8.80%) Office 365
4 37 (6.51%) SaaS
5 32 (5.63%) Serverless
6 29 (5.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 29 (5.11%) IaaS
7 19 (3.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 19 (3.35%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 19 (3.35%) AWS CloudTrail
7 19 (3.35%) PaaS
7 19 (3.35%) Power Platform
8 12 (2.11%) Azure Functions
8 12 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (1.41%) GCP
10 8 (1.41%) GitHub
10 8 (1.41%) PowerApps
11 6 (1.06%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.70%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 103 (18.13%) Firewall
2 33 (5.81%) LAN
3 29 (5.11%) DNS
3 29 (5.11%) Network Security
4 25 (4.40%) DHCP
4 25 (4.40%) TCP/IP
5 22 (3.87%) VPN
6 15 (2.64%) WAN
7 13 (2.29%) WLAN
8 12 (2.11%) VLAN
9 11 (1.94%) Internet
9 11 (1.94%) SAN
10 10 (1.76%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (1.76%) Skype
11 9 (1.58%) Wireless
12 8 (1.41%) Intranet
13 5 (0.88%) MPLS
13 5 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (0.88%) SNMP
13 5 (0.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (11.62%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.70%) Data Lake
3 17 (2.99%) MySQL
3 17 (2.99%) Power BI
3 17 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (2.64%) Big Data
5 14 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.94%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (0.70%) Amazon Athena
9 4 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.70%) HDInsight
9 4 (0.70%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.70%) MS Access
9 4 (0.70%) OLAP
9 4 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 29 (5.11%) Git (software)
2 23 (4.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 21 (3.70%) JIRA
4 20 (3.52%) TeamCity
5 19 (3.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 15 (2.64%) Bitbucket
7 12 (2.11%) Visual Studio
8 6 (1.06%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.53%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.35%) GitLab
10 2 (0.35%) Grunt
10 2 (0.35%) gulp
10 2 (0.35%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.35%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (0.35%) Mockito
10 2 (0.35%) Pylint
10 2 (0.35%) Selenium
10 2 (0.35%) Sourcetree
10 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 111 (19.54%) Finance
2 79 (13.91%) Legal
3 33 (5.81%) Law
4 31 (5.46%) Marketing
5 25 (4.40%) Back Office
6 15 (2.64%) Retail
7 10 (1.76%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.58%) Police
9 8 (1.41%) Banking
9 8 (1.41%) Public Sector
10 7 (1.23%) Military
11 6 (1.06%) Games
11 6 (1.06%) Local Government
12 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.53%) Advertising
13 3 (0.53%) German Language
14 2 (0.35%) Front Office
14 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.18%) Billing
15 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 81 (14.26%) Developer
2 70 (12.32%) Analyst
3 45 (7.92%) Consultant
4 42 (7.39%) Security Analyst
5 40 (7.04%) Architect
6 32 (5.63%) Security Engineer
7 30 (5.28%) Cloud Engineer
8 29 (5.11%) Security Consultant
8 29 (5.11%) Security Manager
9 25 (4.40%) IT Manager
9 25 (4.40%) Security Officer
10 22 (3.87%) Security Architect
11 21 (3.70%) Security Specialist
12 20 (3.52%) Governance Manager
12 20 (3.52%) Information Manager
13 19 (3.35%) Information Officer
14 18 (3.17%) IT Analyst
14 18 (3.17%) Senior Security Engineer
15 17 (2.99%) Information Security Officer
16 16 (2.82%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (7.39%) HTML
2 37 (6.51%) .NET
3 34 (5.99%) CSS
4 20 (3.52%) Web Services
5 19 (3.35%) Kafka
6 17 (2.99%) jQuery
7 16 (2.82%) Node.js
8 11 (1.94%) Vue.js
9 8 (1.41%) HTML5
9 8 (1.41%) REST
9 8 (1.41%) RESTful
10 7 (1.23%) .NET Framework
10 7 (1.23%) React
10 7 (1.23%) XML
11 5 (0.88%) .NET Core
11 5 (0.88%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.70%) Laravel
13 3 (0.53%) Redux
13 3 (0.53%) Sass
13 3 (0.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 81 (14.26%) Management Information System
2 75 (13.20%) Data Protection Act
3 64 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (5.63%) Cloud Native
5 24 (4.23%) User Experience
6 22 (3.87%) Driving Licence
7 19 (3.35%) Data Centre
8 18 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
9 17 (2.99%) Mobile App
10 16 (2.82%) Public Cloud
11 15 (2.64%) Freedom of Information
12 14 (2.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 13 (2.29%) CMDB
14 12 (2.11%) Freedom of Information Act
14 12 (2.11%) NHS
15 11 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
16 9 (1.58%) Clustering
17 8 (1.41%) Replication
18 7 (1.23%) Cyber Defence
19 6 (1.06%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 84 (14.79%) Windows
2 45 (7.92%) Windows Server
3 38 (6.69%) Linux
4 30 (5.28%) Windows 10
5 17 (2.99%) Unix
6 12 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.76%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (1.41%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.06%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (0.70%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.53%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.53%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.35%) CentOS
12 2 (0.35%) Debian
12 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (37.32%) Information Security
2 138 (24.30%) Cybersecurity
3 110 (19.37%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (12.32%) Risk Management
5 69 (12.15%) DevOps
6 65 (11.44%) Problem-Solving
7 62 (10.92%) ITIL
8 51 (8.98%) SIEM
9 48 (8.45%) ISMS
10 46 (8.10%) Disaster Recovery
10 46 (8.10%) Security Architecture
10 46 (8.10%) Security Management
11 42 (7.39%) Analytics
12 38 (6.69%) Information Security Management
13 36 (6.34%) Information Governance
14 35 (6.16%) SDLC
15 34 (5.99%) Project Management
16 32 (5.63%) Data Security
16 32 (5.63%) Penetration Testing
17 30 (5.28%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (10.74%) SQL
2 57 (10.04%) JavaScript
3 45 (7.92%) PowerShell
4 37 (6.51%) Python
5 24 (4.23%) C#
6 22 (3.87%) Java
7 21 (3.70%) Scala
8 20 (3.52%) PHP
9 19 (3.35%) VB
10 12 (2.11%) PHP 5
11 11 (1.94%) PHP 7
11 11 (1.94%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.41%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.41%) C
13 7 (1.23%) Ruby
14 4 (0.70%) Java 8
14 4 (0.70%) VBA
15 3 (0.53%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.53%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 92 (16.20%) CISSP
2 78 (13.73%) CISM
3 66 (11.62%) Degree
4 52 (9.15%) CISA
5 45 (7.92%) Security Cleared
6 40 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (5.28%) DV Cleared
8 28 (4.93%) CRISC
9 24 (4.23%) SC Cleared
10 21 (3.70%) CCNA
11 20 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
13 16 (2.82%) MCSE
14 12 (2.11%) Master's Degree
15 10 (1.76%) CEH
15 10 (1.76%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 9 (1.58%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
16 9 (1.58%) MCITP
16 9 (1.58%) MCP
17 8 (1.41%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (30.99%) GDPR
2 139 (24.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 63 (11.09%) PCI DSS
4 51 (8.98%) NIST
5 37 (6.51%) Cyber Essentials
6 20 (3.52%) COBIT
7 19 (3.35%) QA
8 14 (2.46%) SLA
9 13 (2.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (2.11%) Data Quality
11 10 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 7 (1.23%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 4 (0.70%) NCSC
15 3 (0.53%) HIPAA
15 3 (0.53%) ISO 22301
16 2 (0.35%) GLBA
16 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 2 (0.35%) PMO
16 2 (0.35%) PSD2
System Software
1 72 (12.68%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.05%) Hyper-V
4 19 (3.35%) Docker
5 18 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (2.99%) Virtual Desktop
7 13 (2.29%) VMware Server
8 6 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.35%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 33 (5.81%) Kubernetes
2 22 (3.87%) SCCM
3 18 (3.17%) Microsoft Intune
4 16 (2.82%) WSUS
5 13 (2.29%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 8 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
6 8 (1.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 7 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (1.06%) CASB
9 5 (0.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 4 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (0.70%) SCDPM
10 4 (0.70%) SCSM
10 4 (0.70%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.53%) Avamar
11 3 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.53%) SCOM
12 2 (0.35%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 138 (24.30%) Microsoft
2 35 (6.16%) VMware
3 25 (4.40%) Oracle
4 19 (3.35%) Cisco
5 13 (2.29%) Google
6 11 (1.94%) Palo Alto
7 10 (1.76%) Tableau
8 9 (1.58%) Sitecore
9 7 (1.23%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.23%) Meraki
10 6 (1.06%) Informatica
11 5 (0.88%) McAfee
11 5 (0.88%) Progress
11 5 (0.88%) TOWER Software
12 4 (0.70%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.70%) Citrix
12 4 (0.70%) Cognizant
12 4 (0.70%) EMC
12 4 (0.70%) NetApp
12 4 (0.70%) Sybase