Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 255 190 278
Rank change year-on-year -65 +88 +669
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 1,403 2,489 1,952
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.28% 1.81% 1.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.31% 12.84% 9.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,096 1,532 1,712
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £36,750
90th Percentile £85,625 £87,500 £86,125
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -12.50% -

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 13,604 19,389 21,289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.42% 14.10% 12.91%
Number of salaries quoted 10,530 14,197 16,685
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

GDPR
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for GDPR in England

GDPR
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for GDPR in England

GDPR
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing GDPR in England over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 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 -12 615 £60,000 -4.00% 96
South East -49 259 £55,000 +10.00% 66
North of England -13 242 £45,000 -10.00% 83
Midlands -107 159 £51,000 +2.00% 38
North West -40 144 £44,000 -12.00% 41
West Midlands -115 101 £52,500 +5.00% 20
Yorkshire +26 85 £50,000 +5.26% 36
South West -14 76 £45,000 - 16
East Midlands -13 57 £48,000 -1.03% 18
East of England +17 50 £50,000 - 21
North East -7 13 £36,600 -39.00% 6
GDPR
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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.

1 555 (39.56%) Information Security
2 550 (39.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 326 (23.24%) Finance
4 322 (22.95%) Data Protection
5 315 (22.45%) Cybersecurity
6 300 (21.38%) CISSP
7 287 (20.46%) PCI DSS
8 270 (19.24%) Agile Software Development
9 243 (17.32%) Microsoft
10 241 (17.18%) Azure
11 240 (17.11%) Firewall
12 238 (16.96%) Risk Management
13 230 (16.39%) CISM
14 218 (15.54%) Windows
15 214 (15.25%) SQL
16 198 (14.11%) Degree
17 177 (12.62%) SIEM
17 177 (12.62%) Legal
18 164 (11.69%) AWS
19 156 (11.12%) Management Information System
19 156 (11.12%) Project Management
20 151 (10.76%) Business Intelligence
20 151 (10.76%) Penetration Testing
20 151 (10.76%) NIST
21 146 (10.41%) SQL Server
22 145 (10.33%) ITIL
23 142 (10.12%) Data Privacy
24 133 (9.48%) Analytics
25 129 (9.19%) Linux
25 129 (9.19%) Stakeholder Management

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 39 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.92%) Apache Spark
3 17 (1.21%) IIS
4 16 (1.14%) JBoss
5 12 (0.86%) Confluence
5 12 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (0.78%) MS Exchange
7 10 (0.71%) CMS
7 10 (0.71%) OpenStack
7 10 (0.71%) SAS
8 7 (0.50%) Apache
9 6 (0.43%) EPiServer
9 6 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
10 5 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.36%) WordPress
11 3 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.21%) Drupal
11 3 (0.21%) SugarCRM
12 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 57 (4.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.14%) SPSS
8 1 (0.071%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.071%) Revit
8 1 (0.071%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.36%) Eloqua
3 5 (0.36%) Infor SunSystems
3 5 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.29%) FastStats
4 4 (0.29%) iTrent
4 4 (0.29%) Oracle Payroll
4 4 (0.29%) Raiser's Edge
4 4 (0.29%) SAP Payroll
4 4 (0.29%) Unica
4 4 (0.29%) Workday HCM
5 2 (0.14%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.14%) OPENHousing
5 2 (0.14%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.071%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.071%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 241 (17.18%) Azure
2 164 (11.69%) AWS
3 113 (8.05%) Office 365
4 72 (5.13%) Power Platform
5 52 (3.71%) SaaS
6 43 (3.06%) GCP
7 32 (2.28%) PaaS
8 23 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 23 (1.64%) IaaS
9 20 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
10 17 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (1.14%) OpenShift
12 14 (1.00%) Amazon S3
12 14 (1.00%) Mimecast
13 13 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 12 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
15 11 (0.78%) Google Analytics
16 10 (0.71%) Amazon Kinesis
16 10 (0.71%) Datadog
16 10 (0.71%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 240 (17.11%) Firewall
2 84 (5.99%) Network Security
3 43 (3.06%) LAN
4 38 (2.71%) DNS
4 38 (2.71%) Intrusion Detection
5 28 (2.00%) WAN
6 27 (1.92%) TCP/IP
7 25 (1.78%) VPN
8 24 (1.71%) Internet
9 22 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
10 21 (1.50%) VoIP
11 19 (1.35%) SAN
12 17 (1.21%) Wireless
13 15 (1.07%) DHCP
14 12 (0.86%) Broadband
14 12 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (0.71%) SMTP
16 9 (0.64%) NAS
16 9 (0.64%) SSL
17 8 (0.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (10.41%) SQL Server
2 69 (4.92%) Power BI
3 67 (4.78%) Relational Database
4 53 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
5 42 (2.99%) Big Data
6 39 (2.78%) MySQL
7 36 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 29 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (1.78%) NoSQL
10 22 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 19 (1.35%) Hadoop
12 17 (1.21%) Data Lake
13 15 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
13 15 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
15 12 (0.86%) BigQuery
15 12 (0.86%) QlikView
16 10 (0.71%) Apache Hive
16 10 (0.71%) GIS
16 10 (0.71%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 51 (3.64%) Visual Studio
2 40 (2.85%) JIRA
3 36 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (2.07%) Git (software)
5 12 (0.86%) SoapUI
6 10 (0.71%) Jenkins
7 9 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (0.57%) Subversion
9 7 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
9 7 (0.50%) Rational Rhapsody
9 7 (0.50%) Selenium
9 7 (0.50%) WinDbg
10 5 (0.36%) ERwin
11 4 (0.29%) Bazaar
11 4 (0.29%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.29%) git-flow
11 4 (0.29%) Metasploit
11 4 (0.29%) Moq
11 4 (0.29%) PHPUnit
12 3 (0.21%) Artifactory
General
1 326 (23.24%) Finance
2 177 (12.62%) Legal
3 102 (7.27%) Law
4 98 (6.99%) Retail
5 80 (5.70%) Marketing
6 56 (3.99%) Manufacturing
7 37 (2.64%) Banking
8 34 (2.42%) Public Sector
9 32 (2.28%) Advertising
9 32 (2.28%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.28%) Aerospace
11 15 (1.07%) Financial Institution
11 15 (1.07%) Games
12 8 (0.57%) Automotive
12 8 (0.57%) Military
13 7 (0.50%) Housing Association
14 5 (0.36%) Electronics
15 3 (0.21%) Back Office
15 3 (0.21%) Billing
15 3 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 231 (16.46%) Analyst
2 127 (9.05%) Architect
2 127 (9.05%) Security Analyst
3 124 (8.84%) Developer
4 111 (7.91%) Security Manager
5 85 (6.06%) Information Manager
6 79 (5.63%) IT Manager
7 78 (5.56%) Security Engineer
8 76 (5.42%) Consultant
9 74 (5.27%) Information Security Manager
10 69 (4.92%) Security Architect
11 68 (4.85%) Information Analyst
11 68 (4.85%) Information Security Analyst
12 66 (4.70%) Security Officer
13 60 (4.28%) Information Officer
14 57 (4.06%) Project Manager
15 56 (3.99%) Information Security Officer
15 56 (3.99%) Software Developer
16 53 (3.78%) Senior Developer
17 51 (3.64%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (6.91%) .NET
2 69 (4.92%) HTML
3 61 (4.35%) CSS
4 47 (3.35%) Web Services
5 45 (3.21%) .NET Framework
6 39 (2.78%) jQuery
7 37 (2.64%) AngularJS
7 37 (2.64%) Entity Framework
8 35 (2.49%) REST
8 35 (2.49%) XML
9 30 (2.14%) ASP.NET
9 30 (2.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 29 (2.07%) HTML5
10 29 (2.07%) SOAP
11 28 (2.00%) CSS3
12 24 (1.71%) ADO.NET
12 24 (1.71%) WinForms
13 23 (1.64%) Kafka
14 21 (1.50%) Middleware
15 17 (1.21%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 156 (11.12%) Management Information System
2 124 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
3 110 (7.84%) Data Protection Act
4 86 (6.13%) Self-Motivation
5 52 (3.71%) Greenfield Project
6 35 (2.49%) Data Centre
7 33 (2.35%) Cyberthreat
8 23 (1.64%) Public Cloud
8 23 (1.64%) Virtual Team
9 22 (1.57%) Reinsurance
10 20 (1.43%) Blog
11 19 (1.35%) User Experience
12 18 (1.28%) Driving Licence
13 17 (1.21%) Cloud Native
13 17 (1.21%) Mobile App
14 16 (1.14%) Data Structures
14 16 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
15 15 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
15 15 (1.07%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 218 (15.54%) Windows
2 129 (9.19%) Linux
3 94 (6.70%) Windows Server
4 60 (4.28%) Unix
5 40 (2.85%) Windows 10
6 37 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (2.64%) Windows Server 2016
7 30 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (0.93%) Apple iOS
9 12 (0.86%) Windows 7
9 12 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.78%) Android
11 9 (0.64%) HPUX
12 7 (0.50%) AIX
12 7 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
13 6 (0.43%) Solaris
14 4 (0.29%) CentOS
15 3 (0.21%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 555 (39.56%) Information Security
2 322 (22.95%) Data Protection
3 315 (22.45%) Cybersecurity
4 270 (19.24%) Agile Software Development
5 238 (16.96%) Risk Management
6 177 (12.62%) SIEM
7 156 (11.12%) Project Management
8 151 (10.76%) Business Intelligence
8 151 (10.76%) Penetration Testing
9 145 (10.33%) ITIL
10 142 (10.12%) Data Privacy
11 133 (9.48%) Analytics
12 129 (9.19%) Stakeholder Management
13 120 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
14 110 (7.84%) Data Security
15 106 (7.56%) DevOps
16 89 (6.34%) SDLC
17 86 (6.13%) Data Governance
17 86 (6.13%) Data Management
18 85 (6.06%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 214 (15.25%) SQL
2 102 (7.27%) C#
3 98 (6.99%) Python
4 78 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 78 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 41 (2.92%) T-SQL
6 35 (2.49%) Java
7 31 (2.21%) VB
8 29 (2.07%) VB.NET
9 25 (1.78%) C
9 25 (1.78%) C++
10 24 (1.71%) VB6
11 22 (1.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 14 (1.00%) VBScript
13 12 (0.86%) PHP
14 11 (0.78%) Bash Shell
14 11 (0.78%) Scala
15 10 (0.71%) Apex Code
15 10 (0.71%) R
16 9 (0.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 300 (21.38%) CISSP
2 230 (16.39%) CISM
3 198 (14.11%) Degree
4 128 (9.12%) Cisco Certification
5 119 (8.48%) CISA
6 78 (5.56%) Security Cleared
7 64 (4.56%) SC Cleared
8 48 (3.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 46 (3.28%) CRISC
10 33 (2.35%) CEH
11 26 (1.85%) CCNA
11 26 (1.85%) CompTIA Security+
12 25 (1.78%) CISMP
13 24 (1.71%) CCSP
14 22 (1.57%) SSCP
15 20 (1.43%) OSCP
16 18 (1.28%) CHECK Team Leader
16 18 (1.28%) CHECK Team Member
16 18 (1.28%) CREST Certified
17 17 (1.21%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 550 (39.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 287 (20.46%) PCI DSS
3 151 (10.76%) NIST
4 96 (6.84%) Cyber Essentials
5 71 (5.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 54 (3.85%) Data Quality
7 47 (3.35%) SLA
8 45 (3.21%) QA
9 36 (2.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 35 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 27 (1.92%) COBIT
11 27 (1.92%) HIPAA
12 23 (1.64%) ISO 22301
13 19 (1.35%) ISO 9001
13 19 (1.35%) NIST 800
14 15 (1.07%) NCSC
15 13 (0.93%) MiFID
15 13 (0.93%) PSD2
16 12 (0.86%) Solvency II
17 9 (0.64%) ITGC
System Software
1 103 (7.34%) Active Directory
2 82 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (3.06%) Docker
4 24 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.00%) vSphere
6 9 (0.64%) XenApp
7 6 (0.43%) HDFS
8 4 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.21%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.14%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.071%) ACF2
11 1 (0.071%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.071%) Postfix
11 1 (0.071%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.071%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (2.42%) Ansible
2 21 (1.50%) Kubernetes
3 18 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
4 17 (1.21%) Grafana
4 17 (1.21%) Puppet
4 17 (1.21%) Terraform
5 14 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
6 12 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.71%) Automic
7 10 (0.71%) Nagios
7 10 (0.71%) SCOM
8 9 (0.64%) SCCM
9 8 (0.57%) CASB
9 8 (0.57%) Kibana
10 7 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.36%) Nessus
12 4 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.21%) MobiControl
13 3 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 243 (17.32%) Microsoft
2 104 (7.41%) VMware
3 72 (5.13%) Cisco
4 66 (4.70%) Oracle
5 54 (3.85%) Citrix
6 40 (2.85%) Google
7 38 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
8 34 (2.42%) HP
9 28 (2.00%) IBM
9 28 (2.00%) Informatica
10 25 (1.78%) Xamarin
11 24 (1.71%) Meraki
12 22 (1.57%) SAP
13 21 (1.50%) Pardot
13 21 (1.50%) Red Hat
14 19 (1.35%) Tableau
15 17 (1.21%) Databricks
16 14 (1.00%) Adobe
16 14 (1.00%) McAfee
16 14 (1.00%) Splunk