Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Protection
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 305 236 200
Rank change year-on-year -69 -36 +170
Permanent jobs citing Data Protection 1,818 2,562 3,311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.11% 1.54% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.69% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,366 2,231 2,962
England median annual salary £55,885 £47,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +10.47% -4.44%
10th Percentile £32,750 £28,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £55,242 £47,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +16.30% +9.20% -3.33%

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 148,233 151,338 172,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 90.66% 90.72% 90.04%
Number of salaries quoted 119,328 122,581 144,875
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -54 844 £65,000 +13.04% 104
Midlands +25 265 £50,000 +11.11% 41
North of England -82 248 £45,000 +12.50% 46
South East -98 241 £55,000 +29.41% 42
West Midlands +47 207 £51,250 +13.89% 27
Yorkshire -2 122 £42,500 - 19
South West -43 121 £47,500 +26.67% 39
North West -75 118 £52,500 +31.25% 24
East of England -53 103 £55,000 +15.79% 18
East Midlands -2 58 £45,000 +5.88% 14
North East -44 8 £55,000 +29.41% 3
Data Protection
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 850 (46.75%) GDPR
2 755 (41.53%) Information Security
3 474 (26.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 418 (22.99%) Finance
5 393 (21.62%) CISSP
6 341 (18.76%) Data Protection Act
7 333 (18.32%) Windows
8 328 (18.04%) Microsoft
9 318 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
10 313 (17.22%) ITIL
11 296 (16.28%) Cybersecurity
12 291 (16.01%) CISM
13 283 (15.57%) Risk Management
14 267 (14.69%) Management Information System
15 260 (14.30%) Degree
16 254 (13.97%) Legal
17 226 (12.43%) Project Management
18 225 (12.38%) PCI DSS
19 212 (11.66%) Linux
20 204 (11.22%) Active Directory
21 196 (10.78%) Firewall
22 191 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
23 189 (10.40%) Windows Server
24 179 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
25 175 (9.63%) SIEM
26 174 (9.57%) CISA
27 173 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
28 161 (8.86%) SQL
29 158 (8.69%) Business Continuity
30 157 (8.64%) Data Privacy

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 70 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 68 (3.74%) MS Exchange
3 33 (1.82%) IIS
4 17 (0.94%) CMS
5 16 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 14 (0.77%) Skype for Business
7 13 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (0.61%) WordPress
9 10 (0.55%) SAS
10 9 (0.50%) Documentum
11 8 (0.44%) Drupal
12 7 (0.39%) ExpressionEngine
12 7 (0.39%) FileNet
13 6 (0.33%) Confluence
13 6 (0.33%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.28%) Apache
15 4 (0.22%) Apache Spark
15 4 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
16 3 (0.17%) nginx
17 2 (0.11%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 116 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
2 89 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.61%) Chatbot
6 10 (0.55%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.39%) InVision
7 7 (0.39%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.28%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.055%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.055%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.055%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 19 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.44%) iTrent
3 7 (0.39%) SAP GRC
4 6 (0.33%) assyst
4 6 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.33%) SAP BPC
4 6 (0.33%) Sentinel
5 5 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.22%) Eloqua
6 4 (0.22%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.11%) Magento
8 2 (0.11%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.055%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.055%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.055%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.055%) SAP Payroll
9 1 (0.055%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.055%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 173 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 135 (7.43%) Amazon AWS
3 113 (6.22%) Office 365
4 83 (4.57%) SaaS
5 35 (1.93%) Azure Active Directory
6 27 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
6 27 (1.49%) IaaS
7 24 (1.32%) PaaS
8 22 (1.21%) Serverless
9 19 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
9 19 (1.05%) DigitalOcean
10 13 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
11 11 (0.61%) GitHub
12 8 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.44%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.33%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
15 4 (0.22%) Cloudflare
15 4 (0.22%) MailChimp
15 4 (0.22%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 196 (10.78%) Firewall
2 95 (5.23%) Network Security
3 77 (4.24%) TCP/IP
4 69 (3.80%) Intrusion Detection
5 62 (3.41%) VPN
6 60 (3.30%) Internet
7 57 (3.14%) DNS
8 51 (2.81%) LAN
9 49 (2.70%) WAN
10 41 (2.26%) SAN
11 39 (2.15%) Wireless
12 37 (2.04%) DHCP
13 32 (1.76%) Remote Desktop
14 26 (1.43%) SSL
15 25 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
16 22 (1.21%) Unified Communications
17 19 (1.05%) Skype
18 18 (0.99%) SMS
19 17 (0.94%) Cisco IPT
19 17 (0.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 59 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 57 (3.14%) MySQL
4 43 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 42 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
5 42 (2.31%) Relational Database
6 36 (1.98%) Big Data
7 29 (1.60%) Power BI
8 26 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 24 (1.32%) NoSQL
9 24 (1.32%) Redis
10 14 (0.77%) Blockchain
10 14 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
11 10 (0.55%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.44%) OLAP
12 8 (0.44%) OLTP
12 8 (0.44%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.44%) SAP BW
12 8 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 58 (3.19%) Git (software)
2 22 (1.21%) JIRA
3 17 (0.94%) Jenkins
4 15 (0.83%) Visual Studio
5 10 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.39%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 7 (0.39%) Subversion
8 6 (0.33%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.28%) Gradle
9 5 (0.28%) gulp
9 5 (0.28%) JUnit
9 5 (0.28%) Maven
9 5 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.28%) Spock
10 4 (0.22%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.22%) Bower
10 4 (0.22%) Toad
10 4 (0.22%) Vagrant
General
1 418 (22.99%) Finance
2 254 (13.97%) Legal
3 102 (5.61%) Banking
4 99 (5.45%) Retail
5 95 (5.23%) Law
6 89 (4.90%) Marketing
7 70 (3.85%) Telecoms
8 58 (3.19%) Investment Banking
9 37 (2.04%) Advertising
10 22 (1.21%) Manufacturing
11 19 (1.05%) Hindi Language
11 19 (1.05%) Punjabi Language
11 19 (1.05%) Urdu Language
12 17 (0.94%) Games
13 14 (0.77%) Publishing
14 11 (0.61%) Back Office
14 11 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.44%) Billing
17 6 (0.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 227 (12.49%) Analyst
2 192 (10.56%) Security Manager
3 174 (9.57%) Consultant
4 137 (7.54%) Architect
5 120 (6.60%) Information Manager
6 113 (6.22%) Developer
7 104 (5.72%) IT Manager
8 97 (5.34%) Security Analyst
9 91 (5.01%) Information Security Manager
10 88 (4.84%) Security Consultant
11 86 (4.73%) Security Officer
12 78 (4.29%) Information Security Officer
13 77 (4.24%) Information Officer
14 75 (4.13%) Data Protection Officer
15 63 (3.47%) Data Manager
16 61 (3.36%) IT Security Manager
17 57 (3.14%) Project Manager
18 56 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
19 52 (2.86%) Data Protection Manager
19 52 (2.86%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (3.80%) CSS
2 64 (3.52%) HTML
3 49 (2.70%) .NET
4 47 (2.59%) Web Services
5 40 (2.20%) AngularJS
6 34 (1.87%) REST
7 32 (1.76%) Node.js
8 20 (1.10%) LDAP
9 19 (1.05%) Express
10 17 (0.94%) jQuery
10 17 (0.94%) React
11 16 (0.88%) SAML
12 15 (0.83%) Sails.js
13 14 (0.77%) HTML5
14 13 (0.72%) SOAP
14 13 (0.72%) XML
15 12 (0.66%) JSON
15 12 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
16 10 (0.55%) Ajax
16 10 (0.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 341 (18.76%) Data Protection Act
2 267 (14.69%) Management Information System
3 191 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
4 130 (7.15%) Data Centre
5 109 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
6 89 (4.90%) User Experience
7 70 (3.85%) Computer Science
8 55 (3.03%) Freedom of Information
9 32 (1.76%) Virtual Team
10 27 (1.49%) Public Cloud
11 25 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
11 25 (1.38%) Fintech
12 24 (1.32%) Mobile App
12 24 (1.32%) Private Cloud
13 23 (1.27%) NHS
14 21 (1.16%) PKI
15 20 (1.10%) Blackberry
16 19 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
17 18 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
18 16 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 333 (18.32%) Windows
2 212 (11.66%) Linux
3 189 (10.40%) Windows Server
4 72 (3.96%) Windows 10
5 63 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (1.98%) Windows 7
8 32 (1.76%) Apple iOS
9 31 (1.71%) Unix
10 24 (1.32%) Mac OS X
11 11 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.55%) Android
13 9 (0.50%) AIX
13 9 (0.50%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.44%) HPUX
15 7 (0.39%) CentOS
15 7 (0.39%) Debian
16 5 (0.28%) Solaris
17 3 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 755 (41.53%) Information Security
2 318 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
3 313 (17.22%) ITIL
4 296 (16.28%) Cybersecurity
5 283 (15.57%) Risk Management
6 226 (12.43%) Project Management
7 179 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
8 175 (9.63%) SIEM
9 158 (8.69%) Business Continuity
10 157 (8.64%) Data Privacy
11 155 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 135 (7.43%) Service Delivery
13 131 (7.21%) Vulnerability Management
14 123 (6.77%) Security Management
15 119 (6.55%) Analytics
16 113 (6.22%) Penetration Testing
16 113 (6.22%) PRINCE2
17 112 (6.16%) Data Security
18 111 (6.11%) Information Governance
19 110 (6.05%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 161 (8.86%) SQL
2 78 (4.29%) Python
3 70 (3.85%) PowerShell
4 69 (3.80%) JavaScript
5 48 (2.64%) Java
6 44 (2.42%) PHP
7 36 (1.98%) C
8 35 (1.93%) C#
9 29 (1.60%) Bash Shell
10 25 (1.38%) Perl
11 22 (1.21%) T-SQL
12 20 (1.10%) ES6
13 19 (1.05%) R
14 17 (0.94%) Ruby
15 15 (0.83%) C++
15 15 (0.83%) ES8
16 11 (0.61%) Shell Script
17 10 (0.55%) VBA
17 10 (0.55%) VBScript
18 9 (0.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 393 (21.62%) CISSP
2 291 (16.01%) CISM
3 260 (14.30%) Degree
4 174 (9.57%) CISA
5 97 (5.34%) Security Cleared
6 79 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 61 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
8 57 (3.14%) SC Cleared
9 55 (3.03%) MCSE
10 53 (2.92%) ISEB
11 52 (2.86%) CEH
12 44 (2.42%) CompTIA Security+
13 43 (2.37%) CRISC
14 41 (2.26%) CISMP
14 41 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
15 31 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
16 30 (1.65%) GIAC
17 28 (1.54%) MCP
18 27 (1.49%) SSCP
19 25 (1.38%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 850 (46.75%) GDPR
2 474 (26.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 225 (12.38%) PCI DSS
4 117 (6.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 94 (5.17%) SLA
6 92 (5.06%) Cyber Essentials
7 60 (3.30%) COBIT
8 43 (2.37%) QA
9 37 (2.04%) Data Quality
10 34 (1.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 27 (1.49%) ISO 9001
12 24 (1.32%) ISO 22301
13 18 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 11 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 10 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 10 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 9 (0.50%) GPG13
17 8 (0.44%) COSO
17 8 (0.44%) PMO
18 6 (0.33%) PSD2
System Software
1 204 (11.22%) Active Directory
2 110 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 55 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
5 52 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
6 50 (2.75%) XenApp
7 44 (2.42%) XenDesktop
8 39 (2.15%) Docker
9 32 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
10 22 (1.21%) vSphere
11 17 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
12 16 (0.88%) Firmware
13 6 (0.33%) XenServer
14 5 (0.28%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.17%) Snort
16 2 (0.11%) KVM
16 2 (0.11%) MetaFrame
16 2 (0.11%) RHEV
16 2 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 63 (3.47%) SCCM
2 44 (2.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 36 (1.98%) Microsoft Intune
4 32 (1.76%) SCDPM
4 32 (1.76%) SCOrch
4 32 (1.76%) SCVMM
5 31 (1.71%) SCSM
6 25 (1.38%) SCOM
7 19 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (1.05%) Puppet
8 17 (0.94%) vRealize
9 16 (0.88%) Ansible
10 14 (0.77%) NetBackup
10 14 (0.77%) vCenter Server
11 12 (0.66%) Kubernetes
12 10 (0.55%) Terraform
13 9 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
13 9 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
14 7 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 328 (18.04%) Microsoft
2 131 (7.21%) VMware
3 91 (5.01%) Citrix
4 90 (4.95%) Cisco
5 69 (3.80%) Oracle
6 37 (2.04%) CheckPoint
7 36 (1.98%) HP
8 30 (1.65%) Veeam
9 27 (1.49%) IBM
10 25 (1.38%) Apple
11 24 (1.32%) SAP
12 23 (1.27%) SolarWinds
13 21 (1.16%) ServiceNow
14 17 (0.94%) Adobe
14 17 (0.94%) Sophos
15 15 (0.83%) 3PAR
15 15 (0.83%) Google
15 15 (0.83%) Red Hat
16 14 (0.77%) Veritas
17 13 (0.72%) NetApp