Period
to 21 April 2021

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 21 April 2021 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
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 206 247 204
Rank change year-on-year +41 -43 +72
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 1,240 1,331 2,425
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.66% 1.33% 1.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.75% 10.66% 12.36%
Number of salaries quoted 676 1,018 1,460
10th Percentile £34,750 £35,000 £33,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -12.50%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 9,017 12,487 19,625
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.04% 12.47% 14.27%
Number of salaries quoted 6,540 9,771 14,473
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 21 April 2021.

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 21 April 2021. 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 +28 453 £65,000 +8.33% 102
South East +112 330 £62,500 +13.64% 46
Midlands +42 176 £44,000 -20.00% 25
West Midlands +52 144 £45,000 -18.18% 16
North of England -47 125 £45,000 -5.26% 68
South West +5 90 £47,000 +4.44% 25
North West -7 87 £55,000 +15.79% 41
East of England +58 49 £55,000 +34.15% 19
East Midlands 0 32 £37,500 -21.88% 9
Yorkshire -49 27 £41,351 -17.30% 15
North East +18 11 £45,000 +21.62% 12
GDPR
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 2021, 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.

1 389 (31.37%) Information Security
2 341 (27.50%) Data Protection
3 334 (26.94%) Microsoft
4 302 (24.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 252 (20.32%) Management Information System
5 252 (20.32%) Finance
6 245 (19.76%) Legal
7 230 (18.55%) Azure
8 223 (17.98%) Project Management
9 212 (17.10%) Problem-Solving
10 211 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
11 201 (16.21%) PCI DSS
12 197 (15.89%) ITIL
13 194 (15.65%) Cybersecurity
14 174 (14.03%) Manufacturing
15 173 (13.95%) Windows
16 170 (13.71%) AWS
17 168 (13.55%) Analytical Skills
17 168 (13.55%) Business Intelligence
18 164 (13.23%) Microsoft 365
19 152 (12.26%) SQL
20 150 (12.10%) Law
21 133 (10.73%) CISSP
22 128 (10.32%) Digital Economy
23 127 (10.24%) Matrix Organization
23 127 (10.24%) Pharmaceutical
24 118 (9.52%) Degree
25 117 (9.44%) Risk Management
25 117 (9.44%) Analytics
26 115 (9.27%) SLA

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 43 (3.47%) SharePoint
2 38 (3.06%) MS Exchange
3 17 (1.37%) Apache
4 16 (1.29%) Skype for Business
5 15 (1.21%) Apache Airflow
6 13 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (0.97%) Confluence
8 9 (0.73%) CMS
8 9 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (0.48%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.32%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.32%) WordPress
12 3 (0.24%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.24%) SAS
13 2 (0.16%) IIS
14 1 (0.081%) JBoss
14 1 (0.081%) nginx
14 1 (0.081%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.081%) WebLogic
Applications
1 74 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.081%) Revit
Business Applications
1 33 (2.66%) Oracle ERP
2 22 (1.77%) Oracle Payables
3 19 (1.53%) Oracle Receivables
4 18 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 17 (1.37%) Oracle Cash Management
6 16 (1.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 13 (1.05%) Oracle General Ledger
8 12 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
9 10 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (0.73%) Magento
11 7 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
12 6 (0.48%) Oracle 11i
12 6 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
13 5 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
13 5 (0.40%) SAP Business One
14 3 (0.24%) Eloqua
14 3 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 3 (0.24%) Shopify
15 2 (0.16%) Line 50
15 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 230 (18.55%) Azure
2 170 (13.71%) AWS
3 164 (13.23%) Microsoft 365
4 84 (6.77%) SaaS
5 66 (5.32%) Power Platform
6 57 (4.60%) GCP
7 26 (2.10%) GitHub
7 26 (2.10%) PaaS
8 23 (1.85%) Serverless
9 16 (1.29%) IaaS
10 15 (1.21%) Amazon EKS
11 14 (1.13%) Google Workspace
12 13 (1.05%) Cloud Functions
13 12 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
14 11 (0.89%) Amazon ECS
14 11 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (0.89%) Google Data Studio
14 11 (0.89%) OpenShift
15 10 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
16 8 (0.65%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 102 (8.23%) Firewall
2 34 (2.74%) DNS
3 29 (2.34%) VPN
4 26 (2.10%) DHCP
4 26 (2.10%) Network Security
5 20 (1.61%) SAN
6 16 (1.29%) TCP/IP
7 15 (1.21%) Skype
7 15 (1.21%) WAN
8 14 (1.13%) LAN
9 13 (1.05%) iSCSI
10 12 (0.97%) Internet
10 12 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
11 10 (0.81%) FTP
11 10 (0.81%) VoIP
12 8 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (0.56%) SSL
14 5 (0.40%) Intranet
14 5 (0.40%) NAS
14 5 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 64 (5.16%) Power BI
3 62 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (3.31%) Big Data
5 24 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
6 22 (1.77%) BigQuery
6 22 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (1.77%) Tableau
7 21 (1.69%) Data Mining
7 21 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (1.61%) MySQL
8 20 (1.61%) Relational Database
9 19 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
10 17 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
11 16 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (1.05%) Looker
12 13 (1.05%) Oracle Smart View
13 12 (0.97%) Data Lake
13 12 (0.97%) NoSQL
13 12 (0.97%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 36 (2.90%) Git (software)
2 30 (2.42%) Jenkins
2 30 (2.42%) JIRA
3 13 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
4 9 (0.73%) Travis CI
5 8 (0.65%) Bitbucket
5 8 (0.65%) Postman
5 8 (0.65%) Selenium
5 8 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (0.56%) JUnit
6 7 (0.56%) PHPUnit
6 7 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.48%) eggPlant
7 6 (0.48%) Mocha
7 6 (0.48%) Protractor
8 5 (0.40%) GitLab
9 3 (0.24%) gulp
10 2 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.16%) CircleCI
10 2 (0.16%) SonarQube
General
1 252 (20.32%) Finance
2 245 (19.76%) Legal
3 174 (14.03%) Manufacturing
4 150 (12.10%) Law
5 128 (10.32%) Digital Economy
6 127 (10.24%) Pharmaceutical
7 82 (6.61%) Marketing
8 69 (5.56%) Retail
9 58 (4.68%) Games
10 55 (4.44%) Public Sector
11 51 (4.11%) Telecoms
12 35 (2.82%) Banking
13 25 (2.02%) Electronics
14 16 (1.29%) General Ledger
15 15 (1.21%) Billing
15 15 (1.21%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.65%) Local Government
16 8 (0.65%) Publishing
17 5 (0.40%) Advertising
18 4 (0.32%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 233 (18.79%) Analyst
2 137 (11.05%) Administrator
3 136 (10.97%) Consultant
4 112 (9.03%) Data Administrator
5 70 (5.65%) Architect
6 66 (5.32%) Security Analyst
7 56 (4.52%) Service Analyst
8 54 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
9 53 (4.27%) Security Engineer
10 49 (3.95%) Developer
11 45 (3.63%) Security Consultant
12 44 (3.55%) Security Specialist
13 41 (3.31%) Cloud Consultant
14 39 (3.15%) Senior Analyst
15 38 (3.06%) Security Manager
16 36 (2.90%) Team Leader
17 34 (2.74%) IT Analyst
18 32 (2.58%) Data Analyst
18 32 (2.58%) IT Manager
19 29 (2.34%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (3.79%) Web Services
2 31 (2.50%) HTML
3 24 (1.94%) Node.js
4 22 (1.77%) CSS
5 21 (1.69%) .NET
6 18 (1.45%) Middleware
7 17 (1.37%) jQuery
8 16 (1.29%) AngularJS
8 16 (1.29%) RESTful
8 16 (1.29%) XML
9 14 (1.13%) Apache Beam
10 13 (1.05%) Akka
10 13 (1.05%) JSON
11 12 (0.97%) CSS3
11 12 (0.97%) HTML5
11 12 (0.97%) OAuth
11 12 (0.97%) React
12 10 (0.81%) REST
13 9 (0.73%) Vue.js
14 7 (0.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 252 (20.32%) Management Information System
2 168 (13.55%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (4.76%) Organisational Skills
4 55 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
5 52 (4.19%) Data Protection Act
6 46 (3.71%) Public Cloud
7 29 (2.34%) User Experience
8 26 (2.10%) Driving Licence
9 22 (1.77%) Analytical Mindset
10 19 (1.53%) e-Learning
11 16 (1.29%) Private Cloud
12 14 (1.13%) Cyberthreat
12 14 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
13 13 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
13 13 (1.05%) Hedge funds
14 12 (0.97%) CMDB
14 12 (0.97%) Data Centre
14 12 (0.97%) NHS
15 11 (0.89%) Clustering
15 11 (0.89%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 173 (13.95%) Windows
2 76 (6.13%) Windows 10
3 61 (4.92%) Linux
4 57 (4.60%) Windows Server
5 24 (1.94%) Unix
6 13 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.89%) Mac OS
7 11 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.81%) Apple iOS
8 10 (0.81%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (0.40%) Android
11 4 (0.32%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.24%) Solaris
12 3 (0.24%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.16%) AIX
14 1 (0.081%) HPUX
14 1 (0.081%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (31.37%) Information Security
2 341 (27.50%) Data Protection
3 223 (17.98%) Project Management
4 212 (17.10%) Problem-Solving
5 211 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
6 197 (15.89%) ITIL
7 194 (15.65%) Cybersecurity
8 168 (13.55%) Business Intelligence
9 127 (10.24%) Matrix Organization
10 117 (9.44%) Analytics
10 117 (9.44%) Risk Management
11 106 (8.55%) DevOps
12 98 (7.90%) Change Management
13 90 (7.26%) Decision-Making
14 89 (7.18%) Data Privacy
15 85 (6.85%) Data Security
16 77 (6.21%) Continuous Improvement
16 77 (6.21%) Service Management
17 74 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
18 69 (5.56%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 152 (12.26%) SQL
2 83 (6.69%) Python
3 43 (3.47%) PowerShell
4 40 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 33 (2.66%) Java
6 31 (2.50%) T-SQL
7 30 (2.42%) C
8 27 (2.18%) Bash Shell
9 23 (1.85%) C#
10 21 (1.69%) R
11 16 (1.29%) PHP
12 15 (1.21%) Scala
13 12 (0.97%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.65%) Go
14 8 (0.65%) VBA
15 7 (0.56%) C++
16 4 (0.32%) Perl
16 4 (0.32%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.24%) ES6
17 3 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 133 (10.73%) CISSP
2 118 (9.52%) Degree
3 99 (7.98%) CISM
4 61 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (4.27%) Security Cleared
6 40 (3.23%) SSCP
7 37 (2.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 33 (2.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 33 (2.66%) Oracle Certification
9 32 (2.58%) CSSLP
10 29 (2.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 24 (1.94%) CISA
12 17 (1.37%) OSCP
13 16 (1.29%) CCNP
13 16 (1.29%) ISEB
14 15 (1.21%) PCI QSA
15 12 (0.97%) CCNA
15 12 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
15 12 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (0.97%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 302 (24.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 201 (16.21%) PCI DSS
3 115 (9.27%) NIST
3 115 (9.27%) SLA
4 92 (7.42%) Cyber Essentials
5 65 (5.24%) QA
6 52 (4.19%) ISO 9001
7 40 (3.23%) GRC
7 40 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 35 (2.82%) BS25999
8 35 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 29 (2.34%) Data Quality
10 27 (2.18%) COBIT
10 27 (2.18%) NCSC
11 22 (1.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 18 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 17 (1.37%) HIPAA
13 17 (1.37%) SOC 2
14 13 (1.05%) SOC 1
15 11 (0.89%) NIST 800
System Software
1 75 (6.05%) Active Directory
2 44 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (2.58%) Docker
4 30 (2.42%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.13%) XenApp
5 14 (1.13%) XenDesktop
6 13 (1.05%) BitLocker
6 13 (1.05%) NFS
7 11 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.65%) Shibboleth
9 5 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.40%) vSphere
10 4 (0.32%) vCloud
11 2 (0.16%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.16%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.081%) HDFS
12 1 (0.081%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 51 (4.11%) Kubernetes
2 45 (3.63%) Terraform
3 24 (1.94%) Ansible
4 21 (1.69%) Prometheus
5 15 (1.21%) IBM BigFix
6 13 (1.05%) Backup Exec
6 13 (1.05%) Grafana
7 12 (0.97%) CASB
8 11 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
9 10 (0.81%) SCCM
10 9 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
11 8 (0.65%) Consul
11 8 (0.65%) linkerd
11 8 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (0.65%) Nessus
11 8 (0.65%) Puppet
11 8 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
12 6 (0.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 5 (0.40%) OpenVAS
14 4 (0.32%) QRadar
Vendors
1 334 (26.94%) Microsoft
2 73 (5.89%) Oracle
3 58 (4.68%) Citrix
3 58 (4.68%) Google
3 58 (4.68%) VMware
4 49 (3.95%) Salesforce.com
5 39 (3.15%) SAP
6 34 (2.74%) Cisco
7 26 (2.10%) Sophos
8 24 (1.94%) IBM
9 23 (1.85%) Veeam
10 22 (1.77%) ServiceNow
11 18 (1.45%) Apple
12 13 (1.05%) Avaya
12 13 (1.05%) OneTrust
13 12 (0.97%) Red Hat
14 11 (0.89%) Atlassian
14 11 (0.89%) CyberArk
15 9 (0.73%) Adobe
15 9 (0.73%) Juniper