Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 231 266 246
Rank change year-on-year +35 -20 +227
Permanent jobs citing GDPR 650 1,610 2,212
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.47% 1.24% 1.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.30% 9.25% 10.71%
Number of salaries quoted 502 1,283 1,701
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - -8.33%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.82% - -8.33%

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 5,284 17,406 20,661
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 11.92% 13.42% 13.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4,166 12,953 15,765
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +48 285 £65,000 +8.33% 58
South East +86 119 £52,500 -4.55% 28
North of England +50 91 £53,500 +7.81% 61
Midlands +74 85 £52,000 +22.35% 28
West Midlands +87 74 £52,500 +23.53% 24
North West +22 58 £53,500 +3.38% 29
South West +128 49 £61,250 +28.01% 10
Yorkshire +97 30 £50,000 +8.70% 29
East of England +46 17 £30,000 -45.45% 14
East Midlands +37 11 £51,500 +14.44% 4
North East +18 3 £47,500 +5.56% 3
GDPR
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 216 (33.23%) Information Security
2 200 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 188 (28.92%) Microsoft
4 179 (27.54%) Azure
5 169 (26.00%) Windows
6 147 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
7 146 (22.46%) Finance
8 138 (21.23%) Cybersecurity
9 132 (20.31%) Data Protection
10 109 (16.77%) Firewall
11 103 (15.85%) Management Information System
12 99 (15.23%) Office 365
13 98 (15.08%) AWS
14 96 (14.77%) SQL Server
15 95 (14.62%) SQL
15 95 (14.62%) Degree
15 95 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
16 92 (14.15%) Linux
17 91 (14.00%) Windows Server
18 87 (13.38%) ITIL
19 86 (13.23%) Legal
20 84 (12.92%) CISSP
20 84 (12.92%) NIST
21 82 (12.62%) PowerShell
22 79 (12.15%) CISM
23 74 (11.38%) Active Directory
24 71 (10.92%) DevOps
25 66 (10.15%) Problem-Solving
26 65 (10.00%) PCI DSS
26 65 (10.00%) Project 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 56 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.00%) IIS
3 24 (3.69%) Apache
3 24 (3.69%) Apache Spark
4 20 (3.08%) CMS
5 13 (2.00%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.23%) EPiServer
7 5 (0.77%) Confluence
8 4 (0.62%) JBoss
8 4 (0.62%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.62%) nginx
8 4 (0.62%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.31%) Apache Synapse
10 2 (0.31%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.15%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.15%) SAS
11 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 52 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (2.77%) Dynamics NAV
2 15 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.23%) Magento
4 5 (0.77%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.62%) Carpe Diem
5 4 (0.62%) Eloqua
5 4 (0.62%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.15%) Maximo
7 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.15%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.15%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.15%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 179 (27.54%) Azure
2 99 (15.23%) Office 365
3 98 (15.08%) AWS
4 47 (7.23%) IaaS
5 39 (6.00%) Power Platform
6 34 (5.23%) SaaS
7 24 (3.69%) PaaS
8 21 (3.23%) GCP
9 16 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (2.31%) Dynamics 365
11 14 (2.15%) OpenShift
11 14 (2.15%) PowerApps
11 14 (2.15%) Serverless
12 13 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
12 13 (2.00%) OneDrive
13 12 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
14 11 (1.69%) Azure Functions
15 8 (1.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 7 (1.08%) Trello
17 4 (0.62%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 109 (16.77%) Firewall
2 44 (6.77%) DNS
2 44 (6.77%) Intrusion Detection
3 41 (6.31%) VPN
4 30 (4.62%) Internet
4 30 (4.62%) Network Security
5 21 (3.23%) SSL
6 20 (3.08%) LAN
7 19 (2.92%) WAN
7 19 (2.92%) Wireless
8 18 (2.77%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (1.85%) DHCP
10 11 (1.69%) VoIP
11 8 (1.23%) Intranet
11 8 (1.23%) Kerberos
11 8 (1.23%) VLAN
12 7 (1.08%) Broadband
13 6 (0.92%) SAN
14 5 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (0.77%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (14.77%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (4.31%) Big Data
3 28 (4.31%) Relational Database
4 27 (4.15%) Power BI
4 27 (4.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (3.54%) MySQL
6 21 (3.23%) RDBMS
7 16 (2.46%) NoSQL
8 14 (2.15%) MongoDB
9 13 (2.00%) Hadoop
9 13 (2.00%) Snowflake Schema
10 11 (1.69%) Apache Hive
11 10 (1.54%) OLTP
11 10 (1.54%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.23%) BigQuery
13 8 (1.23%) Flink
Development Applications
1 40 (6.15%) Git (software)
2 35 (5.38%) JIRA
3 10 (1.54%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.23%) Subversion
4 8 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.92%) Burp Suite
5 6 (0.92%) Metasploit
6 5 (0.77%) TestNG
7 4 (0.62%) ERwin
7 4 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.62%) Selenium
7 4 (0.62%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.31%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.31%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 146 (22.46%) Finance
2 86 (13.23%) Legal
3 39 (6.00%) Marketing
4 32 (4.92%) Digital Economy
5 25 (3.85%) Retail
6 21 (3.23%) Law
7 19 (2.92%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.85%) Public Sector
9 10 (1.54%) Banking
10 8 (1.23%) Electronics
11 6 (0.92%) Games
12 5 (0.77%) Back Office
13 4 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.46%) Advertising
14 3 (0.46%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.46%) French Language
14 3 (0.46%) Korean Language
14 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 125 (19.23%) Analyst
2 49 (7.54%) Developer
3 48 (7.38%) Architect
3 48 (7.38%) Security Analyst
4 41 (6.31%) Security Engineer
4 41 (6.31%) Security Manager
5 39 (6.00%) Consultant
5 39 (6.00%) IT Analyst
6 36 (5.54%) Information Manager
7 26 (4.00%) Information Security Manager
8 25 (3.85%) IT Manager
8 25 (3.85%) IT Security Analyst
8 25 (3.85%) Security Specialist
8 25 (3.85%) Support Analyst
9 23 (3.54%) Security Consultant
10 21 (3.23%) Applications Support
11 20 (3.08%) Administrator
11 20 (3.08%) Security Architect
12 19 (2.92%) Applications Support Analyst
13 17 (2.62%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (5.85%) .NET
2 37 (5.69%) HTML
3 25 (3.85%) CSS
4 21 (3.23%) Web Services
5 16 (2.46%) REST
5 16 (2.46%) SOAP
6 15 (2.31%) XML
7 14 (2.15%) .NET Framework
7 14 (2.15%) JSON
7 14 (2.15%) LDAP
8 11 (1.69%) Middleware
8 11 (1.69%) YAML
9 10 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (1.38%) jQuery
11 7 (1.08%) LAMP
11 7 (1.08%) Sass
12 6 (0.92%) AngularJS
12 6 (0.92%) ASP.NET
12 6 (0.92%) Kafka
12 6 (0.92%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 103 (15.85%) Management Information System
2 95 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (6.00%) Cyberthreat
3 39 (6.00%) PKI
4 35 (5.38%) Data Protection Act
5 34 (5.23%) Public Cloud
6 20 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (2.62%) Cyberattack
7 17 (2.62%) Marketing Technology
8 14 (2.15%) Data Centre
9 13 (2.00%) User Experience
10 11 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.38%) Cloud Native
12 9 (1.38%) Mobile App
12 9 (1.38%) NHS
12 9 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (1.23%) Freedom of Information
14 7 (1.08%) Cyber Defence
14 7 (1.08%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 169 (26.00%) Windows
2 92 (14.15%) Linux
3 91 (14.00%) Windows Server
4 33 (5.08%) Unix
5 26 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (3.69%) Solaris
7 20 (3.08%) Windows Server 2016
8 19 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (2.31%) Windows 10
10 8 (1.23%) Mac OS
10 8 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.92%) Kali Linux
12 5 (0.77%) AIX
13 4 (0.62%) CentOS
13 4 (0.62%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.46%) Android
14 3 (0.46%) SUSE
15 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (33.23%) Information Security
2 147 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (21.23%) Cybersecurity
4 132 (20.31%) Data Protection
5 87 (13.38%) ITIL
6 71 (10.92%) DevOps
7 66 (10.15%) Problem-Solving
8 65 (10.00%) Project Management
9 62 (9.54%) SIEM
10 61 (9.38%) Risk Management
11 58 (8.92%) Data Modelling
12 56 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
13 54 (8.31%) Analytics
13 54 (8.31%) Security Management
14 48 (7.38%) Project Delivery
15 46 (7.08%) Computer Science
16 45 (6.92%) Identity Access Management
16 45 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
17 44 (6.77%) Information Security Management
17 44 (6.77%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 95 (14.62%) SQL
2 82 (12.62%) PowerShell
3 63 (9.69%) Python
4 38 (5.85%) Java
5 27 (4.15%) JavaScript
6 24 (3.69%) PHP
6 24 (3.69%) T-SQL
7 23 (3.54%) Bash Shell
8 21 (3.23%) C#
9 20 (3.08%) Perl
10 13 (2.00%) Apex Code
10 13 (2.00%) C
10 13 (2.00%) R
11 11 (1.69%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.38%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.77%) C++
13 5 (0.77%) VBScript
14 3 (0.46%) ABAP
14 3 (0.46%) VBA
15 2 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 95 (14.62%) Degree
2 84 (12.92%) CISSP
3 79 (12.15%) CISM
4 29 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (3.69%) CISA
6 19 (2.92%) MCP
6 19 (2.92%) Security Cleared
7 17 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (2.00%) CRISC
9 12 (1.85%) CCNA
9 12 (1.85%) SC Cleared
10 11 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (1.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 9 (1.38%) CEH
12 9 (1.38%) DBS Check
12 9 (1.38%) MCSA
13 8 (1.23%) GIAC
13 8 (1.23%) ISEB
13 8 (1.23%) MCSE
14 7 (1.08%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 84 (12.92%) NIST
3 65 (10.00%) PCI DSS
4 44 (6.77%) SLA
5 43 (6.62%) Cyber Essentials
6 23 (3.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 21 (3.23%) Data Quality
8 20 (3.08%) NIST 800
9 15 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 10 (1.54%) IFRS
11 9 (1.38%) HIPAA
11 9 (1.38%) ISO 9001
12 8 (1.23%) COBIT
13 7 (1.08%) QA
14 6 (0.92%) NCSC
15 5 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 5 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 5 (0.77%) ISO 22301
16 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 3 (0.46%) MiFID
System Software
1 74 (11.38%) Active Directory
2 31 (4.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.15%) Docker
4 12 (1.85%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.69%) vSphere
6 7 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.46%) XenApp
8 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (3.54%) Microsoft Intune
2 19 (2.92%) Ansible
3 15 (2.31%) SCCM
4 11 (1.69%) SCOM
5 10 (1.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 10 (1.54%) Terraform
6 9 (1.38%) Red Hat Satellite
6 9 (1.38%) SCOrch
7 8 (1.23%) Kubernetes
8 7 (1.08%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 7 (1.08%) Puppet
8 7 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.62%) WSUS
10 3 (0.46%) Jamf Pro
10 3 (0.46%) SELinux
11 1 (0.15%) CASB
11 1 (0.15%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.15%) Grafana
11 1 (0.15%) TrustSec
11 1 (0.15%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 188 (28.92%) Microsoft
2 61 (9.38%) VMware
3 36 (5.54%) Salesforce.com
4 28 (4.31%) Oracle
5 24 (3.69%) Citrix
6 23 (3.54%) Cisco
7 21 (3.23%) Tableau
8 20 (3.08%) Pardot
9 18 (2.77%) Google
10 17 (2.62%) Red Hat
11 15 (2.31%) IBM
12 12 (1.85%) SAP
13 10 (1.54%) Splunk
14 9 (1.38%) Veeam
15 8 (1.23%) Tealium
16 7 (1.08%) Forcepoint
17 6 (0.92%) Apple
17 6 (0.92%) EMC
17 6 (0.92%) Sun
17 6 (0.92%) Symantec