Period
to 5 December 2019

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 5 December 2019 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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 272 215 382
Rank change year-on-year -57 +167 +702
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 1,539 2,549 1,391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.23% 1.68% 0.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.55% 12.38% 6.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,176 1,672 1,193
England median annual salary £56,500 £52,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.62% -12.50% -3.23%
10th Percentile £34,850 £32,500 £37,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -12.50% -4.00%

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 16,122 20,594 21,357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.91% 13.60% 12.71%
Number of salaries quoted 12,387 15,509 16,120
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £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 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 2019. 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 -8 673 £60,000 -4.00% 108
South East -33 289 £60,000 +16.50% 63
North of England -77 232 £50,000 +11.11% 84
Midlands -100 169 £45,000 -5.26% 74
North West -66 130 £45,000 -2.17% 41
West Midlands -123 107 £47,500 - 52
East of England +66 96 £49,750 +4.74% 26
Yorkshire -2 85 £50,000 +11.11% 40
South West -52 77 £52,500 +16.67% 19
East Midlands +15 62 £37,500 -16.67% 22
North East +5 18 £42,000 -13.85% 3
GDPR
UK

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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.

1 575 (37.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 561 (36.45%) Information Security
3 355 (23.07%) Data Protection
4 336 (21.83%) Cybersecurity
5 313 (20.34%) Finance
6 310 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
7 309 (20.08%) Microsoft
8 287 (18.65%) PCI DSS
9 274 (17.80%) CISSP
10 266 (17.28%) Degree
11 251 (16.31%) Azure
11 251 (16.31%) CISM
12 217 (14.10%) SQL
13 213 (13.84%) Management Information System
14 200 (13.00%) Risk Management
15 194 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
16 192 (12.48%) Project Management
17 180 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
18 176 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
19 175 (11.37%) NIST
20 169 (10.98%) SQL Server
21 167 (10.85%) Windows
22 166 (10.79%) Firewall
23 165 (10.72%) AWS
24 161 (10.46%) Legal
25 159 (10.33%) ITIL
26 151 (9.81%) Data Security
26 151 (9.81%) Retail
27 143 (9.29%) SIEM
28 141 (9.16%) Data Privacy

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 42 (2.73%) SharePoint
2 29 (1.88%) MS Exchange
3 24 (1.56%) Apache Spark
4 23 (1.49%) CMS
5 14 (0.91%) Confluence
6 12 (0.78%) Apache
7 10 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (0.65%) IIS
7 10 (0.65%) JBoss
8 6 (0.39%) Alfresco
9 5 (0.32%) Documentum
9 5 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
9 5 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.32%) SAS
9 5 (0.32%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.32%) SugarCRM
10 4 (0.26%) nginx
11 3 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 69 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
3 20 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.19%) SPSS
5 3 (0.19%) Stata
6 1 (0.065%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.065%) Revit
Business Applications
1 23 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.45%) Workday HCM
4 5 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (0.26%) FastStats
5 4 (0.26%) Magento
5 4 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.26%) Oracle Payroll
5 4 (0.26%) SAP Payroll
5 4 (0.26%) Unica
6 3 (0.19%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.13%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.065%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.065%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.065%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 251 (16.31%) Azure
2 165 (10.72%) AWS
3 108 (7.02%) Office 365
4 57 (3.70%) Power Platform
5 55 (3.57%) SaaS
6 37 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (2.08%) GCP
8 31 (2.01%) Dynamics 365
9 26 (1.69%) IaaS
10 24 (1.56%) PaaS
11 19 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
12 16 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
13 13 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 12 (0.78%) Amazon S3
14 12 (0.78%) Google Analytics
15 11 (0.71%) OpenShift
16 10 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
17 9 (0.58%) Serverless
18 8 (0.52%) AWS CloudTrail
18 8 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 166 (10.79%) Firewall
2 78 (5.07%) Network Security
3 38 (2.47%) DNS
4 36 (2.34%) WAN
5 29 (1.88%) Intrusion Detection
6 27 (1.75%) Internet
6 27 (1.75%) LAN
7 23 (1.49%) DHCP
8 22 (1.43%) IP Telephony
9 21 (1.36%) SAN
9 21 (1.36%) VPN
10 18 (1.17%) Cisco IPT
10 18 (1.17%) TCP/IP
10 18 (1.17%) VoIP
11 16 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (0.97%) SSL
12 15 (0.97%) VLAN
13 9 (0.58%) PPP
14 8 (0.52%) Intranet
14 8 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 66 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (3.31%) Big Data
4 50 (3.25%) Power BI
5 42 (2.73%) NoSQL
6 39 (2.53%) MySQL
6 39 (2.53%) Relational Database
7 33 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 32 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (1.43%) Hadoop
10 22 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 21 (1.36%) Oracle Database
12 19 (1.23%) Cosmos DB
13 18 (1.17%) QlikView
14 17 (1.10%) MongoDB
15 16 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
15 16 (1.04%) Apache Hive
16 14 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
17 11 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 58 (3.77%) Git (software)
2 38 (2.47%) Visual Studio
3 31 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (1.95%) JIRA
5 15 (0.97%) Jenkins
6 12 (0.78%) Selenium
6 12 (0.78%) TeamCity
7 9 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
8 7 (0.45%) Rational Rhapsody
8 7 (0.45%) Subversion
9 6 (0.39%) Protractor
9 6 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.32%) ERwin
10 5 (0.32%) Gradle
10 5 (0.32%) Maven
11 4 (0.26%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.26%) webpack
12 3 (0.19%) Appium
12 3 (0.19%) Artifactory
General
1 313 (20.34%) Finance
2 161 (10.46%) Legal
3 151 (9.81%) Retail
4 107 (6.95%) Law
5 90 (5.85%) Marketing
6 62 (4.03%) Manufacturing
7 59 (3.83%) Public Sector
8 43 (2.79%) Banking
9 42 (2.73%) Advertising
10 28 (1.82%) Telecoms
11 17 (1.10%) Publishing
12 16 (1.04%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.97%) Investment Banking
14 14 (0.91%) Games
15 8 (0.52%) Automotive
15 8 (0.52%) Housing Association
16 6 (0.39%) Military
17 5 (0.32%) Aerospace
18 4 (0.26%) Back Office
18 4 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 221 (14.36%) Analyst
2 128 (8.32%) Architect
3 126 (8.19%) Consultant
4 122 (7.93%) Security Analyst
4 122 (7.93%) Security Manager
5 114 (7.41%) Developer
6 93 (6.04%) Security Consultant
7 88 (5.72%) IT Manager
8 81 (5.26%) Information Manager
8 81 (5.26%) Information Security Manager
9 74 (4.81%) Information Analyst
9 74 (4.81%) Information Security Analyst
10 65 (4.22%) Security Officer
11 63 (4.09%) Project Manager
12 62 (4.03%) Security Architect
13 56 (3.64%) Information Officer
13 56 (3.64%) Information Security Officer
14 54 (3.51%) Data Manager
15 52 (3.38%) Security Engineer
16 46 (2.99%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (7.15%) .NET
2 78 (5.07%) HTML
3 64 (4.16%) AngularJS
4 62 (4.03%) CSS
5 47 (3.05%) Web Services
6 41 (2.66%) HTML5
7 40 (2.60%) REST
8 35 (2.27%) .NET Framework
8 35 (2.27%) jQuery
8 35 (2.27%) React
9 31 (2.01%) ASP.NET
9 31 (2.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 29 (1.88%) XML
11 28 (1.82%) JSON
12 24 (1.56%) SailPoint
13 21 (1.36%) CSS3
14 20 (1.30%) Entity Framework
15 16 (1.04%) Kafka
15 16 (1.04%) Node.js
15 16 (1.04%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 213 (13.84%) Management Information System
2 176 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
3 134 (8.71%) Data Protection Act
4 118 (7.67%) Self-Motivation
5 37 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
6 31 (2.01%) Blog
7 27 (1.75%) Mobile App
8 26 (1.69%) Public Cloud
8 26 (1.69%) User Experience
9 25 (1.62%) Data Centre
10 22 (1.43%) Social Media
11 21 (1.36%) Driving Licence
11 21 (1.36%) PKI
12 20 (1.30%) Security Operations Centre
13 18 (1.17%) Data Structures
14 16 (1.04%) Reinsurance
15 13 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
15 13 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 12 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 167 (10.85%) Windows
2 95 (6.17%) Linux
3 74 (4.81%) Windows Server
4 66 (4.29%) Unix
5 31 (2.01%) Windows 10
6 28 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (1.69%) Apple iOS
8 24 (1.56%) Android
9 22 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (1.04%) HPUX
11 15 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (0.97%) Solaris
12 10 (0.65%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.26%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.26%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.19%) CentOS
14 3 (0.19%) OS/400
14 3 (0.19%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.13%) AIX
15 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 561 (36.45%) Information Security
2 355 (23.07%) Data Protection
3 336 (21.83%) Cybersecurity
4 310 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
5 200 (13.00%) Risk Management
6 194 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 192 (12.48%) Project Management
8 180 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
9 159 (10.33%) ITIL
10 151 (9.81%) Data Security
11 143 (9.29%) SIEM
12 141 (9.16%) Data Privacy
13 136 (8.84%) Analytics
14 126 (8.19%) Business Intelligence
15 122 (7.93%) Data Management
16 119 (7.73%) DevOps
17 110 (7.15%) Security Architecture
18 108 (7.02%) Data Governance
19 107 (6.95%) Security Management
20 105 (6.82%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 217 (14.10%) SQL
2 111 (7.21%) C#
3 93 (6.04%) JavaScript
4 63 (4.09%) Java
5 59 (3.83%) Python
6 44 (2.86%) PowerShell
7 38 (2.47%) C
8 32 (2.08%) T-SQL
9 21 (1.36%) PHP
10 19 (1.23%) VB.NET
11 17 (1.10%) VB
12 16 (1.04%) Bash Shell
13 15 (0.97%) Scala
14 14 (0.91%) R
15 13 (0.84%) TypeScript
15 13 (0.84%) VB6
16 12 (0.78%) Bourne shell
16 12 (0.78%) C-shell
16 12 (0.78%) Korn
16 12 (0.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 274 (17.80%) CISSP
2 266 (17.28%) Degree
3 251 (16.31%) CISM
4 121 (7.86%) CISA
5 88 (5.72%) Cisco Certification
6 80 (5.20%) Security Cleared
7 61 (3.96%) CRISC
8 45 (2.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 45 (2.92%) SC Cleared
9 28 (1.82%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 25 (1.62%) GIAC
10 25 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
11 24 (1.56%) PMP
12 22 (1.43%) CompTIA Security+
13 21 (1.36%) Master's Degree
14 20 (1.30%) CCSP
15 19 (1.23%) SSCP
16 18 (1.17%) CCNA
16 18 (1.17%) CEH
17 15 (0.97%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 575 (37.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 287 (18.65%) PCI DSS
3 175 (11.37%) NIST
4 102 (6.63%) Cyber Essentials
5 90 (5.85%) Data Quality
6 87 (5.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 69 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 68 (4.42%) SLA
9 64 (4.16%) COBIT
10 50 (3.25%) QA
11 42 (2.73%) ISO 22301
12 35 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 22 (1.43%) NCSC
14 20 (1.30%) MiFID
15 19 (1.23%) EMIR
15 19 (1.23%) HIPAA
15 19 (1.23%) ISO 9001
16 16 (1.04%) PSD2
16 16 (1.04%) Solvency II
17 11 (0.71%) FISMA
System Software
1 87 (5.65%) Active Directory
2 51 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (2.66%) Docker
4 19 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.78%) HDFS
7 7 (0.45%) Firmware
8 5 (0.32%) vSphere
8 5 (0.32%) XenApp
9 4 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.19%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.065%) ACF2
11 1 (0.065%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.065%) Snort
11 1 (0.065%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.065%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.065%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (1.62%) Ansible
1 25 (1.62%) SCCM
2 24 (1.56%) Kubernetes
3 21 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
4 17 (1.10%) Terraform
5 14 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
6 11 (0.71%) CASB
6 11 (0.71%) Puppet
7 10 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
8 9 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (0.45%) CSIRT
10 7 (0.45%) IBM Guardium
11 6 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (0.39%) Grafana
11 6 (0.39%) Jamf Pro
11 6 (0.39%) WSUS
12 5 (0.32%) SCOM
13 4 (0.26%) FortiGate
13 4 (0.26%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 309 (20.08%) Microsoft
2 115 (7.47%) Oracle
3 80 (5.20%) VMware
4 44 (2.86%) Cisco
5 37 (2.40%) Citrix
5 37 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
6 36 (2.34%) Google
6 36 (2.34%) IBM
7 26 (1.69%) SAP
8 25 (1.62%) Informatica
9 21 (1.36%) Tableau
10 18 (1.17%) CA Agile Central
10 18 (1.17%) Forcepoint
11 16 (1.04%) Adobe
11 16 (1.04%) CA
11 16 (1.04%) Databricks
11 16 (1.04%) ServiceNow
12 15 (0.97%) Xamarin
13 14 (0.91%) Apple
14 13 (0.84%) Imperva