Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GDPR skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GDPR over the 6 months to 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 237 492 1173
Rank change year-on-year +255 +681 -
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 2,227 967 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.43% 0.58% 0.035%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.41% 4.68% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,659 837 48
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% -3.23% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £38,900 £43,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £76,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £62,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% -3.23% -

GDPR is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance 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 quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 21,388 20,663 24,182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.71% 12.44% 13.13%
Number of salaries quoted 16,296 15,406 19,320
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,281 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

GDPR
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for GDPR in England

GDPR
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for GDPR in England

GDPR
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GDPR in England over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Salary histogram for GDPR in England

GDPR
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GDPR within the England region over the 6 months to 20 September 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 +158 907 £65,000 -3.70% 119
North of England +191 425 £45,000 -7.69% 53
South East +148 329 £47,500 -4.04% 69
Midlands +184 322 £45,000 -14.85% 36
West Midlands +185 279 £47,500 -13.64% 27
North West +134 247 £47,500 -5.00% 33
Yorkshire +116 144 £45,000 - 16
South West +107 130 £48,375 -12.05% 50
East of England +64 111 £54,000 -4.00% 29
East Midlands +29 47 £45,000 - 9
North East +10 34 £62,500 -21.88% 4
South Coast - 4 - -
GDPR
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT jobs citing GDPR 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 GDPR.

1 960 (43.11%) Data Protection
2 869 (39.02%) Information Security
3 691 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 614 (27.57%) Finance
5 531 (23.84%) CISSP
6 442 (19.85%) PCI DSS
7 395 (17.74%) ITIL
8 378 (16.97%) Microsoft
9 368 (16.52%) Windows
10 365 (16.39%) Cybersecurity
11 352 (15.81%) CISM
12 344 (15.45%) Risk Management
13 328 (14.73%) Management Information System
14 323 (14.50%) Agile Software Development
15 284 (12.75%) Degree
16 280 (12.57%) Project Management
17 275 (12.35%) Legal
18 270 (12.12%) Firewall
19 266 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
20 261 (11.72%) SQL
20 261 (11.72%) SIEM
21 238 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
22 235 (10.55%) CISA
23 230 (10.33%) Data Centre
24 199 (8.94%) Penetration Testing
25 198 (8.89%) Linux
26 197 (8.85%) Network Security
27 193 (8.67%) Data Privacy
28 192 (8.62%) Business Continuity
29 186 (8.35%) Microsoft Azure

GDPR
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 77 (3.46%) SharePoint
2 38 (1.71%) MS Exchange
3 30 (1.35%) IIS
4 20 (0.90%) SAS
5 18 (0.81%) Apache Spark
6 15 (0.67%) Confluence
6 15 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (0.63%) Skype for Business
8 13 (0.58%) Apache
8 13 (0.58%) CMS
9 11 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (0.49%) nginx
10 9 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (0.40%) WordPress
11 8 (0.36%) Documentum
12 7 (0.31%) Drupal
13 5 (0.22%) FileNet
14 4 (0.18%) JBoss
14 4 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 128 (5.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 116 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
3 109 (4.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 35 (1.57%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.090%) HipChat
9 1 (0.045%) SPSS
9 1 (0.045%) Stata
Business Applications
1 29 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.22%) Elite 3E
2 5 (0.22%) SAP BPC
2 5 (0.22%) SAP GRC
2 5 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.13%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.090%) Magento
5 2 (0.090%) Raiser's Edge
5 2 (0.090%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.090%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.090%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.090%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.090%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.045%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.045%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.045%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.045%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 186 (8.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 167 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
3 127 (5.70%) Office 365
4 91 (4.09%) SaaS
5 43 (1.93%) PaaS
6 36 (1.62%) Serverless
7 29 (1.30%) IaaS
8 27 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
10 19 (0.85%) DigitalOcean
11 18 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
12 17 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
12 17 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
13 15 (0.67%) Google Analytics
14 11 (0.49%) GitHub
15 10 (0.45%) Amazon S3
16 9 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
16 9 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
17 8 (0.36%) BPaaS
18 7 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 270 (12.12%) Firewall
2 197 (8.85%) Network Security
3 78 (3.50%) LAN
4 75 (3.37%) Wi-Fi
5 65 (2.92%) Intrusion Detection
6 63 (2.83%) WAN
7 61 (2.74%) VPN
8 60 (2.69%) DNS
9 54 (2.42%) Internet
10 49 (2.20%) TCP/IP
11 34 (1.53%) Wireless
12 28 (1.26%) SAN
13 26 (1.17%) DHCP
14 21 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
14 21 (0.94%) VoIP
15 18 (0.81%) Skype
15 18 (0.81%) SMS
16 16 (0.72%) IPsec
17 15 (0.67%) Intranet
17 15 (0.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 101 (4.54%) Data Warehouse
3 98 (4.40%) Big Data
4 71 (3.19%) MySQL
5 62 (2.78%) Power BI
6 60 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 50 (2.25%) Relational Database
7 50 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 35 (1.57%) NoSQL
9 30 (1.35%) Hadoop
10 25 (1.12%) Redis
11 23 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 22 (0.99%) MongoDB
13 18 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
14 16 (0.72%) QlikView
15 14 (0.63%) RDBMS
15 14 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
16 12 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
17 11 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
18 10 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 64 (2.87%) Git (software)
2 51 (2.29%) JIRA
3 34 (1.53%) Visual Studio
4 33 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 28 (1.26%) Jenkins
6 22 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
7 20 (0.90%) TeamCity
8 17 (0.76%) Subversion
9 13 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (0.49%) Bitbucket
11 8 (0.36%) Maven
12 7 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.27%) SonarQube
14 5 (0.22%) gulp
14 5 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (0.22%) webpack
15 4 (0.18%) Selenium
16 3 (0.13%) Bower
16 3 (0.13%) Metasploit
16 3 (0.13%) Yeoman
General
1 614 (27.57%) Finance
2 275 (12.35%) Legal
3 181 (8.13%) Retail
4 125 (5.61%) Banking
5 112 (5.03%) Marketing
6 102 (4.58%) Law
7 52 (2.33%) Manufacturing
8 50 (2.25%) Telecoms
9 42 (1.89%) Advertising
10 38 (1.71%) Back Office
11 30 (1.35%) Publishing
12 26 (1.17%) Financial Institution
13 22 (0.99%) Local Government
14 19 (0.85%) Hindi Language
14 19 (0.85%) Punjabi Language
14 19 (0.85%) Urdu Language
15 14 (0.63%) Games
16 13 (0.58%) Billing
17 12 (0.54%) Front Office
17 12 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 384 (17.24%) Analyst
2 245 (11.00%) Security Manager
3 212 (9.52%) Architect
4 172 (7.72%) Consultant
5 163 (7.32%) Security Analyst
6 161 (7.23%) Information Manager
7 142 (6.38%) Information Security Manager
8 119 (5.34%) Project Manager
9 111 (4.98%) IT Manager
10 108 (4.85%) Developer
11 101 (4.54%) Security Officer
12 80 (3.59%) IT Analyst
13 79 (3.55%) Business Analyst
13 79 (3.55%) Information Security Officer
14 78 (3.50%) Senior Analyst
15 73 (3.28%) Security Consultant
16 71 (3.19%) Security Architect
17 69 (3.10%) Information Officer
18 66 (2.96%) IT Security Analyst
19 61 (2.74%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (4.13%) HTML
2 83 (3.73%) .NET
3 74 (3.32%) Web Services
4 67 (3.01%) CSS
5 44 (1.98%) Node.js
6 37 (1.66%) AngularJS
7 31 (1.39%) React
8 28 (1.26%) HTML5
9 27 (1.21%) jQuery
10 26 (1.17%) ASP.NET
11 24 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
12 22 (0.99%) REST
13 18 (0.81%) Express
13 18 (0.81%) SOAP
14 17 (0.76%) XML
15 16 (0.72%) SAML
15 16 (0.72%) Spring
16 15 (0.67%) .NET Framework
16 15 (0.67%) LAMP
16 15 (0.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 328 (14.73%) Management Information System
2 238 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
3 230 (10.33%) Data Centre
4 142 (6.38%) Data Protection Act
5 124 (5.57%) Computer Science
6 108 (4.85%) Self-Motivation
7 43 (1.93%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 41 (1.84%) Security Operations Centre
9 34 (1.53%) Freedom of Information
10 33 (1.48%) PKI
11 32 (1.44%) Fintech
11 32 (1.44%) User Experience
12 30 (1.35%) NHS
13 27 (1.21%) Public Cloud
14 26 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
15 24 (1.08%) Life Science
15 24 (1.08%) Virtual Team
16 22 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
17 20 (0.90%) CMDB
17 20 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 368 (16.52%) Windows
2 198 (8.89%) Linux
3 111 (4.98%) Windows Server
4 60 (2.69%) Windows 10
5 57 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (2.20%) Unix
7 44 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (1.62%) Windows 7
9 33 (1.48%) Android
10 24 (1.08%) Windows 8
11 21 (0.94%) Apple iOS
12 11 (0.49%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.31%) CentOS
14 6 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.22%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
16 4 (0.18%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.18%) Solaris
16 4 (0.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 3 (0.13%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 960 (43.11%) Data Protection
2 869 (39.02%) Information Security
3 395 (17.74%) ITIL
4 365 (16.39%) Cybersecurity
5 344 (15.45%) Risk Management
6 323 (14.50%) Agile Software Development
7 280 (12.57%) Project Management
8 266 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 261 (11.72%) SIEM
10 199 (8.94%) Penetration Testing
11 193 (8.67%) Data Privacy
12 192 (8.62%) Business Continuity
13 173 (7.77%) Disaster Recovery
13 173 (7.77%) Vulnerability Management
14 165 (7.41%) Service Delivery
15 164 (7.36%) Problem-Solving
16 158 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
17 144 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
17 144 (6.47%) PRINCE2
18 137 (6.15%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 261 (11.72%) SQL
2 112 (5.03%) JavaScript
3 58 (2.60%) C#
4 57 (2.56%) Java
4 57 (2.56%) Python
5 48 (2.16%) PowerShell
5 48 (2.16%) T-SQL
6 47 (2.11%) PHP
7 37 (1.66%) C
8 34 (1.53%) VBA
9 24 (1.08%) R
10 21 (0.94%) C++
11 18 (0.81%) Shell Script
12 15 (0.67%) ES6
12 15 (0.67%) ES8
13 11 (0.49%) Bash Shell
14 10 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 10 (0.45%) Go
14 10 (0.45%) Ruby
15 9 (0.40%) Perl
Qualifications
1 531 (23.84%) CISSP
2 352 (15.81%) CISM
3 284 (12.75%) Degree
4 235 (10.55%) CISA
5 117 (5.25%) Security Cleared
6 80 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
7 78 (3.50%) SANS
8 71 (3.19%) ISEB
9 69 (3.10%) CREST Certified
10 67 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
11 61 (2.74%) CRISC
12 59 (2.65%) MCSE
13 57 (2.56%) SC Cleared
14 55 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
15 51 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
16 45 (2.02%) CEH
17 35 (1.57%) MCP
18 33 (1.48%) CCNA
19 29 (1.30%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
20 26 (1.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 691 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 442 (19.85%) PCI DSS
3 155 (6.96%) Cyber Essentials
4 115 (5.16%) COBIT
5 88 (3.95%) SLA
6 71 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 62 (2.78%) Data Quality
8 57 (2.56%) ISO 9001
9 47 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 44 (1.98%) QA
11 43 (1.93%) ISO 22301
12 41 (1.84%) Solvency II
13 32 (1.44%) PMO
14 31 (1.39%) MiFID
15 27 (1.21%) PSD2
16 24 (1.08%) FATCA
17 21 (0.94%) Dodd-Frank
17 21 (0.94%) IFRS
17 21 (0.94%) IFRS 9
18 20 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 122 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 117 (5.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (2.25%) Docker
4 38 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 22 (0.99%) Snort
6 18 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.54%) vSphere
8 10 (0.45%) XenApp
9 6 (0.27%) Firmware
9 6 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.13%) KVM
11 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.090%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.090%) PowerHA
12 2 (0.090%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.045%) HDFS
13 1 (0.045%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.045%) Varnish
13 1 (0.045%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 25 (1.12%) SCCM
2 19 (0.85%) OSSEC
2 19 (0.85%) Terraform
3 16 (0.72%) Ansible
4 12 (0.54%) Puppet
4 12 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
5 11 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.45%) Kubernetes
6 10 (0.45%) WSUS
7 8 (0.36%) vRealize
8 7 (0.31%) SCOM
9 6 (0.27%) Nessus
10 5 (0.22%) Kibana
10 5 (0.22%) OpenVAS
10 5 (0.22%) Salt
11 4 (0.18%) CSIRT
11 4 (0.18%) EnCase
11 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.18%) QRadar
11 4 (0.18%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 378 (16.97%) Microsoft
2 175 (7.86%) VMware
3 147 (6.60%) Cisco
4 95 (4.27%) Oracle
5 60 (2.69%) Citrix
6 54 (2.42%) IBM
7 43 (1.93%) ServiceNow
8 42 (1.89%) SAP
9 41 (1.84%) Capita
9 41 (1.84%) Google
10 39 (1.75%) CheckPoint
11 36 (1.62%) HP
12 31 (1.39%) Tableau
13 25 (1.12%) EMC
14 24 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
15 23 (1.03%) NetApp
16 22 (0.99%) LogRhythm
16 22 (0.99%) SolarWinds
17 21 (0.94%) Juniper
18 20 (0.90%) Fortinet